acting and theatre arts

The best advice for younger girls trying to figure out life is to ignore men. In all seriousness. Ignore men’s judgments, men’s insincere compliments, men’s half-assed attempts at romance. Focus on yourself, on developing the true you. Practice your art, volunteer, act in theatre, play sports, invest in your friendships. Do not pour your energy into pleasing men. If you decide to pursue men down the line, they will be there. But striving for male acceptance will waste your youth. You deserve better than anything those men can give you. You deserve a fulfilling sense of self.

Mars Aspects
  • Mars/Sun: Strong will and energy and unless mars is in detriment, prominent vital force. Competitive, impulsive and combative nature. If harmonious, action and willpower are working together and the animal nature of mars is tamed. Needs activity otherwise lethargy makes them ill. Quick, alert and wants to be seen as independent and individualistic. Desire, bravery and ambitions are strong here. If sexually inclined, sexual-nature is apt to be potent. Easily angered, passionate, dominating and opinionated. If afflicted, anger must be kept from becoming destructive and violent, should be used effectively. With the square and opposition there is inner conflict of the identity against the warrior that needs overcoming.
  • Mars/Moon: Strong vitality and resilient inner being. Energetic and alert, possesses recuperative abilities. Subtle competitive nature, opinionated and apt to defend those in need. Can be impulsive, moody, hot tempered and easily offended. Subconscious feelings and energy working together if harmonious; the animal nature of mars is tamed and used constructively. Good for leadership roles and gives natural androgynous personality traits, making it easy for friendly but assertive relationships with others if harmonious. The square and opposition bring inner conflict where the needs are concerned; the soul against the warrior. Can get aggressive, selfish and become antagonists to themselves if afflicted. If not grasped healthily, there is bound to be trouble as far as relationships are concerned, especially with the mother or feminine figures.
  • Mars/Mercury: The mind is alert, clever, witty and restless. An active kind of person who enjoys debates. Activity is important, otherwise boredom causes the nerves to exasperate from agitation. Skillful in literature and/or mathematics. Comical and humorous nature, good dexterity and coordination, and tough mental capability. Reason working with action if harmonious; the warrior has a useful and valuable mind filled with tactics. Easily offended, more so if intelligence is tested or insulted. A biting tongue with snappy sarcasm, more dishonest, belligerent and untasteful if afflicted. With the square and opposition, the mind is animalistic and needs steadying, otherwise can aggravate the muscles and nerves as well as cause frustration with others.
  • Mars/Venus: The hardiness and vigor of mars united with the gentleness, sentiments and values of Venus; here lies the adventurous romantic. Much energy is put into creative interests and in surrounding themselves with beauty. Their principles and ideals are important to them, apt to fight for love or to passionately maintain peace. Makes for talents surrounding creativity such as singing, art, music and acting/theatre. Sensual and magnetic personality. If sexually inclined, sexual nature is ardent and the native appreciates both a loving and sexual relationship. Strongly concerned with money. If harmonious, tends to be sociable and friendly; the anima and animus are congruent. With the conjunction the two energies can be challenging to manage, there is fluctuation between the harshness of mars and softness of Venus. Androgynous characteristics are present due to the natural balancing of the powers of masculinity and femininity in the personality, more so if harmonious. If afflicted, such as with the square or opposition, sociable nature is troubled and romantic and/or social relationships with others proves to be difficult.
  • Mars/Jupiter: Sincere, straightforward, openly opinionated and holds deep-seated beliefs. Beliefs are usually spiritual, religious or political. Strong sense of justice, fights for it. The square or opposition can be so devoted to justice that they may foolhardily take it into their own hands. A friendly, generous, charitable, confident and approachable kind of person. The harmonious contacts prove to be natural teachers. Strong faith in inner truths and in others, but their greatest enemies can be idealism of the world and doubtfulness in themselves. Can over-exert themselves and get carried away in things they’re passionate about. If sexually inclined, appreciates a fleeting, sexual and adventurous kind of romance. With the square or oppositions and sometimes the conjunction, these people are apt to forcefully put their opinions on others. Arrogance in beliefs and unwise judgment with the harsh aspects. Can attack others for not believing in what they believe in, or hold bias more so if found in fixed signs. With any Jupiter aspect indulgence can become a problem.
  • Mars/Saturn: If harmonious, the animal is tamed by the discipline of Saturn. If disharmonious, the warrior battles with authority. Control and structure are important to these people. Likely to follow and/or enforce the rules. With the conjunction, square and oppositions, Saturn restricts Mars and there is fear of asserting oneself, perhaps a fear of authority figures. Can be extremely self-willed and controlling towards others. Very enduring. With the sextile and trine, are more reliable, responsible and constructive with clear judgment and common sense; more willing to work hard for what they strongly desire. Puts much effort into controlling temper, so much that those with Mars/Saturn aspects can suffer internal and confined rage that has no proper outlet. If sexually inclined, the sexual nature is vigorous, concerned with dominating. With the hard contacts, there could be fear of sexual activity. Can be remarkably courageous, successful, ambitious and directing if fear of failure is defeated. Good for those pursuing business. Easily makes enemies, more so in the fixed signs or if Venus is weak in the chart. Soft contacts tend to be active and structured, while the hard contacts may experience lethargy and disorientation. With the square or opposition, impulse and action need controlling; there is struggle between mars who rushes head first and Saturn who demands caution and patience.
  • Mars/Uranus: Erratic stamina, accident prone; can experience sudden physical injuries. If sexually inclined, there is an energetic, “strange" and unconventional sexual nature. Boredom irritates the nerves. Individualistic in nature, excellent problem solving skills and inspirational to others. The personality is magnetic, a sociable person. Apt to take up battles that aren’t theirs, to fight for humanity and the underdog. With the sextile or trine there is an exceptional ability to take immediate action and handle difficult ordeals in life. Independent nature from an early age with powerful intuitions. With any Uranus aspect, there is an inner genius if used properly. A Universal kind of person, can tolerate anything or anyone, excluding boredom. Puts energy into fighting for what is right, a talented debater. Can be good with technology and scientific matters. Soft contacts do not conform to rules unless the rules add up, hard aspects may recklessly rebel against rules with no cause. Violent temper, poor judgment, impatience, willfulness and recklessness need controlling when it comes to the conjunction, square or opposition. The hard aspects can experience challenging and sudden endings of important matters in the life, depending on the houses and signs involved.
  • Mars/Neptune: With the hard contacts, the warrior is dissolved and the person is apt to not be a fighter. Resorts to passive aggression. With the sextile or trine, mars triumphs; cannot be fooled by deception especially of hidden enemies, has a compassionate and honest nature, a practical idealist and has the energy to go for their dreams. With the hard aspects, one is predisposed to be the victim, a complex to be a martyr or to be saved. With the soft aspects, is inclined to be the hero, a complex to save others. A good actor, charismatic personality and sensual nature. May put energies into artistic, spiritual, and creative endeavors. Intuitive, emotional, sensitive, psychic and empathetic spirit. If sexually inclined, seeks a deep, romantic and spiritual connection. Can have sexual fantasies and hold what are considered strange sexual interests, more so with the hard contacts. If afflicted, there are self-delusions and fantasies of winning, competing and being strong. Hard contacts can potentially become self-destructive, obsessive, confused and restless. The harsh aspects can be deceiving or easily deceived (or both) and need to learn to acquire a sense of responsibility, integrity and understand what it means to sacrifice. With any Neptune/mars contact, must be careful where addictions are concerned.
  • Mars/Pluto: Knowledgeable of sexual matters from an early age and if sexually inclined, the sexual nature is formidably great and raw, sexual intimacy is preferred. Sexual nature can be suppressed out of fear with the square or opposition, but if not addressed can surface compulsively. Abundance of ambition and drive. The animal self is doubled and needs restraint and cultivating if afflicted. With the hard contacts, cruelty, ruthlessness, power-struggles and self-destruction need monitoring. With the trine or sextile there is self-confidence, healthy ambition, courage and dynamic energy put to good use. Mars/Pluto contacts makes for powerful emotions and an interest in the occult, taboos and spiritual matters. Psychic, dominating, magnetic, competitive, probing and charismatic presence and personality. Control and assertion of power are important to these people. Extremely private. Not one to trust or to be deceived easily. Physical activity is needed to manage the forces of mars and Pluto, more so with the opposition or square. Can be beneficially fearless and brave if buried rage and power-complex are managed. With the hard aspects, a fighting-for-survival mentality is present and there is a distrust of oneself and of masculinity that needs attending.

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Theatre Ruined My Life

I remember a much simpler time in my life. When I had normal dreams. Dreams to become a doctor, teacher, chef. Now this, two years from graduation so sure of what I want to do. And somehow still paralyzed with fear. 

An actress? Really? What a pathetic dream. Do you realize how hard it’s going to be? Make sure you have a backup. What else do you want to do? Don’t rely on that dream. Oh, honey, you’ll figure it out.  

But mom, dad, teacher, great aunt Margaret, I have figured it out. 

That’s what sucks about having this dream. I eat, sleep, and breath acting. And for some worldly reason, everyone is telling me to fall in love with something else, something normal. I hate it so much. I am ashamed of knowing what I want do. My classmates have no flipping idea and I’m the one being embarrassed?!

Theatre ruined my life. I could have been normal. Be stuck at some dead end desk job unhappy like the rest of our country. But that’s not an option for me. As an actress, the last thing I want is to be normal. Or unhappy.

Right now, it might seem like theater has ruined my life. The smirks on adults who think my dream is ridiculous. The disapproving glances from my older, more successful cousins. The worried look on my moms face. These are all things I will have to put up with for years to come. But theatre did not ruin my life. It saved me. Saved me from the fate most Americans will face. So thank you theatre.

To all those considering a career in acting, please make sure your decision is yours and yours only. It might be tempting to go into a career that’s more “practical”. But in the end, will you be happy? Your happiness is at stake here. So do what makes you happy not what’s practical. And never, ever think that theatre has ruined your life.

You know what’s the best feeling in the world? When your play is over and your whole ensemble walks to the front of the stage, holding each other’s shaking hands, smiling and laughing and you hear the loud cheers and the applause from the audience and you’re all just incredibly proud of each other, of your group as a whole but also of yourself.

college! Jun

anon requested: “hullo!!! can i request a college!au for jun? (in the point form and stuff) thank you && i love your aus and posts in general <3”

admin soph: I legit thought this AU would be easy to write. Turns out, writing someone as a college student when you’re not a college student is hard af. I apologize in advance if this was written poorly and didn’t reach your expectations lolol

  • double majoring in Performing Arts 
  • particularly in Dance Focus just like Minghao 
  • and a Theatre Arts Major in Acting 
  • has a scholarship so double majoring made it possible for him
  • having double majors made him really busy all the time 
  • but he still manages to have time for his friends 
  • whenever he has free time,
  • can always be seen in the picnic area of the Campus with his other major friends 
  • or usually with Minghao, Joshua, and Wonwoo reading in the corner of the university library 
  • talking about how the author should’ve just done this or that 
  • when they really should be reading up for the upcoming semester exam
  • “I dont understand why we need to learn about the history of tap dancing for a whole week." 
  • "Because the professor likes to give us busy work get over it." 
  • "Honestly just slap stuff on a paper and he’ll give you an A" 
  • "Shouldn’t you guys be studying on your upcoming Music Theory test." 
  • "Shush Joshua." 
  • or in the studio going through the choreo he, Minghao, Hoshi and Chan made for a performance project and the upcoming winter recital 
  • or just staying in his dorm, catching up on sleep 
  • when a show is announced to happen 
  • he works double 
  • like seriously
  • the shows are where theyre able to showcase their talents and what they major in 
  • so performance majors and theatre majors are made to perform on the same day 
  • and it stresses him out a lot but he always make sure to do his best 
  • he has to make and memorize like 2 choreographies with his dance team for the dance performance and has to memorize his lines and get into his character for his acting performance 
  • even with all these work he would still try to try other things 
  • like singing and rapping ∙
  • he can sing pretty well to be in fact but just like Minghao, people wont give him vocal lines for shows smh
  • outside his major classes, he only chose to take one minor course and that was Linguistics in Korean Language 
  • thats the only course you both have together actually 
  • youre an Astronomy Major 
  • and the only courses you take outside of your major is Linguistics and History 
  • you have been in Korea for some time now but you still haven’t mastered the language so you thought the Linguistics course might help
  • you and Jun dont talk much though 
  • the only time you two were able to talk was when the professor partnered the two of you together and made you guys differentiate different satoori accents 
  • and that one time you bumped into him on your way to the library 
  • you also always see him in the picnic area with his friends when you wander around different departments 
  • sometimes you would sit either on a bench or under a tree, reading a book and you would hear music coming out of a speaker near you 
  • and you’ll see Jun with his dance team practising 
  • you also noticed how different he is when he is with his friends 
  • in class, he is this quiet reserved guy sitting at the back, listening to the professor while spinning a pen around his fingers 
  • with his friends, he is really outgoing and a huge dork 
  • you would hear him exchanging jokes with Wonwoo and you would quietly laugh at how corny it is 
  • "What did the dog say to the wall?" 
  • "Jun stop it’s now funny an-." 
  • "Wolwol” woof woof" in korean
  • “Aish. Why am I even friends with you?” wonwoo mutters as he quietly think of a better joke
  • you also would hear him messing around with Joshua 
  • “Im still offended that you didnt want to go biking with me again after what happened last semester." 
  • "Hyung. When we got back I honestly thought I was going to pass out right there and then. And you kept leaving me behind." 
  • "Because you kept taking selcas whenever we took a break, istg Junhui.”
  • and you would hear him talking about a dance he found on youtube with Hoshi 
  • “They werent hitting the beats on time." 
  • "Yes but they were expressing the lyrics with their dance." 
  • "But hitting the beats with the dance moves would look better. And with the dance moves they’re doing, its possible." 
  • and mostly him just annoying Minghao 
  • "Jun I swear, stop.”
  • “Were getting all thug now are we?”
  • “wE AGREED TO NEVER SPEAK ABOUT THAT." 
  • okay so you were just sitting alone in the University Library, studying for your upcoming test about Astronomy History 
  • when someone just sat down infront of you 
  • causing you to slightly jump back from your seat 
  • "Oh jesus christ jisoos chirst Jun, you scared me." 
  • "Sorry, my friends wont let me study in peace and all of the tables are taken and you’re the only one I know. I was just wondering if I could study here instead?” he softly smiles at you hopefully
  • your internally squealing at how adorable he looked with that smile with his messy hair and black hoodie and sweatpants asdfdksla
  • “Yeah of course, no problem." 
  • "Thank you." 
  • and with that, he brought out his books and you both were studying quietly
  • you can see him looking at you every once and a while 
  • it made you anxious tbh 
  • because you thought you had something on your face 
  • a few minutes later he just put down his book and spoke 
  • "We don’t talk that much, what major are you?" 
  • "Im an astronomy major” you replied as you close your book 
  • “You study space. Wow. Well, I double major in Performance Arts and Theatre arts. " 
  • you nod, "yeah I see you in shows and recitals. " 
  • "Oh so you watch me,” he smirked, teasing you
  • you try not to let the blush creeping up show, but before you can reply,
  • “Im just kidding~ ” he chuckles, smiling at you 
  • “just study” you huff, jokingly being annoyed, that pink flush on your cheeks
  •  you wont deny that Jun is pretty handsome
  • and pretty dAMN HOT
  • and you were pretty sure that you were just attracted to his face since you still dont know him that well 
  • so you were confused as hell as to why you were blushing and your heart was beating so fast
  • minutes passed and you still were thinking about why you and your face reacted like that
  • you didnt even notice Jun looking at through the top of his book
  • and glancing up, you looked right back at him 
  • both of your gazes meeting 
  • you wanting to look away but his eyes, they sparkled like the shining stars you see through a telescope
  • it looked like a whole different galaxy 
  • you were able to regain your self-control and you averted your gaze back to what you were reading 
  • so you didn’t see him stare at you longer for a moment, dazed by your eyes
  • tired of studying, you have just been rereading the same paragraph over and over again 
  • you just wanted to go to the student cafe and get a mocha latte 
  • somehow, Jun read your mind 
  • “You have been staring at that page for forever, you wanna take a break and go the cafe?" 
  • "Did you just read my mind Wen Junhui?” you chuckle
  • “What if I did y/l/n y/f/n?" 
  • "Then you should already know my answer” you wink playfully
  • he just grins at your response 
  • on the way out, you guys passed by Junhui’s table of friends 
  • one of them was a girl 
  • so you figured that it might be one of his friends girlfriends 
  • “Me and y/n are going to the student cafe, if you need me, I’m there,” Jun said to them before waving goodbye 
  • the whole 10 minutes walk to the cafe was filled with a lot of talking 
  • Jun told you about how he met his friend Minghao 
  • how he literally spat on his face on their first meeting because of his braces 
  • you told him why you decided to move to Korea 
  • why you decided to take Astronomy 
  • arriving at the cafe, you both ordered your lattes and sat at a booth near the window
  • as you both were talking, the conversation got kind of serious
  • Jun told you about why he chose two majors 
  • because he didnt want to limit himself to only one
  • and that he also found his passion for dancing growing through the majors he took 
  • the two of you talked about how its hard to be away from your loved ones 
  • mostly about yourselves was the main topic 
  • after hours that seemed like minutes of talking, 
  • you both exchanged numbers and went back to your dorms 
  • you both started hanging out a lot after that 
  • he memorized your schedule, you memorized his 
  • knowing when the other was free, the two of you also had this cycle 
  • he would visit you in your department, get a latte, and walk to the library 
  • sometimes you would be the one who would visit him 
  • but the cycle goes on 
  • you learned a lot about him 
  • you learned that he is basically this tall cat person who is a big dork on the inside 
  • he would text you lame ass jokes at 3am 
  • he would even call you at 3am just to remind you that he is handsome
  • which is true, but he didnt have to wake you up at 3am to remind you that
  • and the more the two of you hung out, the more your feelings for him deepens 
  • he is just this precious dork that you want to protect 
  • today was Jun’s free time 
  • before you could text him and ask if he wanted to hang out, 
  • he beat you to it 
  • ‘A little birdy told be were both free. Do you want to stop by at the studio and hang out with us? :>’ 
  • ‘Sure Hui. Are they okay with me being there?’ 
  • ‘Of course, dont worry about it.“ 
  • "Okay see you in a bit." 
  • you decided to buy lattes for everyone before going to the studio 
  • they’ll be tired from practising so you really didnt mind buying 5 lattes 
  • when you got there, they were sitting in the middle of the room, sweating and panting 
  • you greet them and hand them their lattes
  • "Thank you y/n~ Jun your girlfriend is the best.” Hoshi giggles, making you stutter
  •  "I-I’m not his girlfriend,” you say half chuckling
  • “Yet.” he whispers, you not hearing
  • you have only hung out with his friends a few times 
  • but they already made you feel like you were part of the group, talking with them for hours 
  • they even let you watch the recent dance they made for a project
  • and ofcourse, they kept teasing you and Jun
  • “Jun how dare you let your girlfriend walk around campus alone." 
  • he glances at you, with a look you can’t decipher
  • "She isn’t my girlfriend.”
  • after a while, you decided it was time to go back to your dorm 
  • you said your goodbyes to them before going 
  • “You like her. Be honest.” Minghao says as he nudges Jun 
  • “Maybe I do, she doesn’t feel the same.” Jun sighs
  • “Theres only one way to find out.” Hoshi points out, grinning 
  • “Ask her out.” Chan says as he pats Jun on the back 
  • “I will.” Jun smiles at them, trying his best to be confident 
  • okay so your request of using the observatory room has been accepted
  • today was your free time, so what better way to spend it other than stargazing 
  • you invited Jun but he still hasn’t responded 
  • so you went there on your own 
  • you honestly liked being alone with the stars 
  • it made you feel at home 
  • after staying there for a while Jun texted you saying that he’ll be there in a few minutes 
  • when he came, you were laying down on the floor and just looking up in the sky 
  • so he just lays down next to you 
  • it stayed like that for a few minutes 
  • “Did you know that we’re basically made from stardust? Its amazing to think that those beautiful stars are made from the same thing.” you say, breaking the silence 
  • “Is that really true?” he asks, turning to you 
  • “I like to believe that its true” you say softly, continuing to stare
  • "It probably is. Because ever since we talked, you have been my brightest star in my darkest days.” he said in a whisper like manner,
  • but you still heard it 
  • you didnt say anything else 
  • your heart was beating rapidly at this point 
  • you were honestly biting the inside of your cheek just in case you were dreaming 
  • WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING 
  • you were basically freaking out inside 
  • “What?” you ask nervously
  • “….I was just wondering…if you want to go have dinner with me sometime?” he asks shyly 
  • “Like a date?” you say, turning to stare at him
  • “Doesnt have to be! Lets just pretend I didnt say that” he says quickly 
  • “Oh, too bad. I was gonna say yes.” you reply, teasing him
  • “….really?” his eyes brightening
  • “Yes Hui.“ 
  • with you still laying on the floor, he sits up, grabbing your hands
  • staring down at you
  • "Then I take it back,” he smiles happily, “Will you go have dinner with me sometime?”
  • “I would love to Junhui.” you reply, smiling back
  • and so he lays back down, closer to you this time
  • your shoe grazing his leg
  • his hand gently looping your fingers in his
  • when Junhui told his friends that the two of you were dating, 
  • almost in unison, “WE KNEW IT!!" 
  • after a while, it started spreading across Junhui’s department and yours 
  • you honestly didnt know it would be this big of a deal 
  • Jun would always visit you 
  • AND I MEAN ALWAYS 
  • even on days where he is really busy, he would still visit you 
  • you find it really sweet 
  • and loving that smile that would light up on his face, 
  • you would also visit him at his studio 
  • the boys have taken you in as one of them 
  • it feels like you’re a part of this big family 
  • and Jun being cheesy, for the first and last Saturday of every month,
  • he would reserve the observatory and you two will spend your free time there 
  • he would put a blanket on the floor and bring food 
  • and you two would stargaze, eat and talk for hours
  • or Jun saying pick up lines for hours
  • "I must be the Sun and you must be Earth, cause the closer we get, the hotter you become.” he says winking 
  • “Jun…why.” you say, covering your face in slight embarrassment
  • “No~ dont cover your face. I want to see the way stars shine in your eyes.” he replies cheekily
  • “Jun one more I swear. Where do you even get all of these?” 
  • you say questioning why you fell for this huge dork
  • as you blush really hard
  • “from my love for you”
  • Jun honestly loves making you blush 
  • looking at you, awed by your rosy cheeks
  • pulling you in close and wrapping his arms around you 
  • he kisses your head 
  • “My love for you is like the universe. Incredibly big and expanding vastly everyday.”

Originally posted by jisoos-princess

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