For the second Monday in a row, I am not talking about The Supernatural Projects. Nope, no Jesse-and-Leiah pics today. I do still love tha...

Melodic Mondays: Everything’s An Illusion by Mayday Parade

For the second Monday in a row, I am not talking about The Supernatural Projects. Nope, no Jesse-and-Leiah pics today. I do still love that story and I am still working on it, but for my Monday posts, I’ve decided to branch out a little.

“Everything’s An Illusion” is another sad song, but it’s even more so than last week’s because there’s not a drop of hope in it. Though “The Call” is totally heart-wrenching, it also has that promising element of, “I’ll come back when you call me;” whereas “Everything’s An Illusion” is straight heartache, heartbreak, and melancholy.

I made that song sound really good, didn’t I? Oh well, oh well.

In all seriousness though, it’s actually awesome. Trust me and try it.


My brother introduced me to Mayday Parade several years ago, and thanks to him, I became a fan of their music. When the album Mayday Parade came out in 2011, I listened to it, heard this song, and loved it for its sorrowful qualities.

But now, the main reason I like “Everything” is that it perfectly describes the beginning of my 2013 NaNo Novel, Mirage. Long story short, Mirage is about 17-year-old Ryker Ashton, who loses someone very close to him. The grief sparks an insane level of schizophrenia (which he’d been battling for months, but tried to control) and Ryker pretty basically goes insane. Until, well...


Let’s just say, “Everything’s An Illusion” only describes the beginning of the book, and Mirage ends on a more hopeful note. Right now, anyway. Haven’t really edited yet, so you never know how that’ll change things.

Closest I could find to a picture of Ryker.

Speaking of NaNo, I’ve heard some people are already preparing for this year’s. I don’t plan to start planning until October (got more than enough writing on my plate at the moment), but does anyone else have something to share?


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