the fans ranged from 14 year olds, or even younger, and up. imagine that, spending months waiting for this moment. to see them shine and look happy and just fucking hype up with the crowd. instead, we get this.
letting the hard earned money fans saved up, the miles traveled, the hours waiting outside.
we wanted, just once, to see them. to let them know how much we appreciate them. how much we fucking love them.
and to live with the fact, knowing that they couldn’t even perform everything on the setlist. couldn’t hold hands and bow to the audience. couldn’t thank us.
we should be thanking them, for their hard work. for the countless hours they spent rehearsing. learning new choreo. filming vlogs, bangtan bombs, just to make us happy. because they know it makes us happy.
and yet, we couldn’t even give them the reassurance that they were safe? for their first concert in the usa? we couldn’t show them how important they are to us and i’m disgusted.
i’m so ashamed. from one’s action, groups us all together.
Jane Tranter – who will lead the project with fellow Bad Wolf founder and former Doctor Who producer Julie Gardner – said bringing the trilogy to TV provided an opportunity to give it the treatment it deserved. She told the Guardian: “There are some pieces of literature that are wonderfully suited to film. There are some pieces of literature which are better suited to television. To my mind what is great about these trilogy of novels is we can adapt them as Philip wrote them.”
“We can go at episode pace, tell the entirety of the story, take our time and sound every note that Philip sounds in his novels.”
Tranter dismissed concerns that religious groups might object to the production, adding that it would be based on “what Philip wrote, not what people who haven’t read the books think is in them”. “What I know, is that the novels contain a really strong moral centre, the novels show that there are choices to be made. The novels show people living a life on behalf of other people unselfishly.” “Perhaps sometimes those questions are uncomfortable and sometimes it’s the job of TV to make people feel uncomfortable.”
I love Alexander Hamilton and I’m so happy he’s getting his story told, but he was already pretty famous before the musical. What really gets me is the fact that Hamilton has made millions of people know and love other historical figures, like Eliza Schuyler and John Laurens, that were mostly forgotten by history, and now THEY’RE getting their stories told and more and more people want to learn about them. They lived incredible lives and were smart and brave and cataclysmic, but they were forgotten anyway. They got so much less than they deserved. They faded into obscurity, while people like Thomas Jefferson stayed in the spotlight. And now, a couple hundred years later, people are knowing them and celebrating them and recognizing them for who they are and Lin is finally giving them the credit they deserve and I’m sorry I’m just really emotional right now.
When I look back at this photo, it’s funny because I can’t even recognize myself on the left- but at the same time I can’t get that out of my head. I was never very happy with my body then or am I now. Body positivity is something I have to continue to do daily. It’s being confident in who I am- whether I’m a 1X or a s/m. Because it sure does feel great to put on that dress and it barely fit me now, but that joy won’t last forever and it’s something I always have to keep working on.