Shirtless, Senior year, ok-about-his-scars, bandanna-wearing Captain Neil. Here we see the results of Neil having possibly channeled all his nervous energy- re:Andrew being away- into gym time and runs.
Idk I drew this at work. Stealthily. So my coworkers can’t guess how gay I am.
A message to anyone who doesn't think The Arts are hardcore as fuck:
If a dancer sprains their ankle they’ll just wrap it and smile through the pain as they do crazy-ass jumps and turns and shit on it. Like, how even, Id be crying and falling over but they look like fucking deities
Theater kids rehearse for hours every day. HOURS. Like, 8+ hours on a SUNDAY for gods sake I don’t see no football player doing that tbh
Don’t even get me started on music kids. Not only do they have to have SUCH A HIGH TOLERANCE FOR BULLSHIT but reeds are fucking hell and strings fillet your fingers into little strips of flesh. Ew, I know.
And like the art kids (painting and sculpting and that shit) holy hell
do they have patience. Anyone else who stares at a canvas for 6 hours consecutively would probs go
insane and commit mass murder. And holy hell batman paint hurts like a soda can up your ass when it gets in your eyes like nooooo
Makeup artists have to deal with your ugly ass faces and somehow (probs by using black magic) turn trashcans into gods.
Then there’s photographers who will literally sometimes crawl down drainpipes or fall head-first out
of trees to get a nice picture. I wouldn’t do none of that shit wasted as fuck, let alone sober.
I saw Moana today, and there was so very much to love about it. But I think I’m just going to talk about one thing for now. And that’s the “princess upgrade.” (Well, that’s what I’m calling it.)
Moana has the usual Disney heroine trope of “I want more than being a princess/royalty/whatever!” (It’s a good trope for a fairy tale.) But with a lot of Disney princesses, there’s really nothing for them to DO as princesses. They exist, and that’s good and right for the kingdom, your prince will come and evil will be defeated, the end. There’s no actual ruling or governance or anything you have to be trained for, don’t be silly!
Moana is the daughter of a chief, and the main point her father uses to keep her at home and out of trouble is saying, “hey, you’re gonna be chief someday, here are your people, you’ve got to take care of them!” And the next montage shows her…doing exactly that. We see her making decisions in day-to-day life, talking to her people, doing her job to keep the island and her people happy and prosperous. We see her, in short, being trained to be a leader. Her birth position is both a job and a serious responsibility that has to be performed right to keep things good. Destiny, of course, has some extra things in mind for her, but those things are also in the best interest of her people. They’re tasks that need to be done, and she was the person picked for the job.
That was EXTREMELY refreshing to see. And that alone would have made the movie worth it to me, but again, there was SO MUCH MORE TO LOVE.
- dan is a rose
- former theater kid performing sold out shows with his best friend around the world
- dans really soft like a cloud
- really cute and expensive outfits
- folding his legs up into his chair during that vidcon panel
- pretentious nerd about music
- tv shows with phil
- liking boys
- more hobbit hair
- all star ://
- pokémon go hates dan
- dogs (specifically doing a nap and mister the dog)
- amazing brits and boncas fashion
- i’ve spent the majority of 2016 with another person
The Gatewatch et al. putting together a university production.
Ral Zarek, exhausted senior who’s double-majoring in electrical engineering and theater, as the lighting designer doing this as his senior thesis and subsisting entirely on coffee
Chandra Nalaar, sophomore, Ral’s protege, who really likes special effects and pyrotechnics
Nissa Revane, Chandra’s girlfriend, who’s helping out backstage so she can spend time with Chandra
Jace Beleren, confused sophomore CS major who somehow landed a leading role and still can’t figure out how. Goes around with a laptop bag and a sketchbook full of costume suggestions, most of which involve the phrase “but what if we added more belts”
Gideon Jura, junior, pre-law. Turned out he had one last Gen Ed requirement to finish up.
Liliana Vess, the theater professor who still looks like a co-ed and who can’t possible be hitting on Jace, because that would be creepy as fuck, r-right?
Special Guest Appearances by Niv-Mizzet as the Department Head of Engineering and Lavinia, Jace’s overworked RA.