be amazing Jazz

Each house as: a kind of dance
  • Gryffindor: hip-hop – very physical, dance battle champions, amazing solos
  • Hufflepuff: modern jazz – group dance, popular, seems easy but requires a lot of training
  • Ravenclaw: contemporary dance – refined, sophisticated, creative
  • Slytherin: ballet – classic, graceful, disciplined
modern soc au

inej: 

  • loves to dance !!! esp ballet but she can dance to whatever tbfh, she’s that good 
  • likes to wear caps, esp backwards. really loves bomber jackets too. 
  • has a couple, small tattoos dedicated to her saints 
  • is that one kid who loves to do parkour (both ironically and unironically) for instance is really good at it but sometimes just yells PARKOUR and steps over a rock
  • usually found eating lunch with her pals on the roof of the school 
  • is amazing at hide and seek like holy fuck ????? hid for 2 hours once and wasn’t found, came back the next day and was like “y'all losers SUCK" 
  • loves to study other people’s cultures, as well as history and is great as p.e (never has gotten a bad grade in the flexibility tests) 
  • likes to read poem books 
  • has a black cat as a pet named “saint" 
  • pronounced meme as "mehmeh” the first time she read it 
  • only has snapchat and instagram. is that kid who ALWAYS posts the sunset every day, esp from weird/high places and the comments are always “HOW THE FUCK DID YOU GET UP THERE" 
  • cried the most during fox and the hound 
  • always braiding nina’s hair. Knows how to do all the super advanced onces as well
  • "I don’t know, CAN YOU?" 
  •  the best one at pushing people on the swings 
  • AMAZING AT JUST DANCE WITH JESPER 
  • "sorry I ran out of fucks to give try again later maybe?" 
  • gives the nicest presents. always knows what a person wants for christmas/their birthday 
  • the one who’s really into photography and is always taking aesthetic™ pics of Nina for her social media accounts 
  • Prefers tea over coffee

wylan:

  • bullied for not being able to read (at least up until high school), so is super shy 
  • loves drawing. the artistic™ one who takes anatomy to be able to draw people better 
  • MASTER FLUTE MUSICIAN. On the school band. Jams hard af when he plays it 
  • is in gem math and AP chem with kuwei. 
  • loves sweet. addicted to blue jolly ranchers. his tongue is always blue 
  • constantly pushing up his thick rimmed glasses (even if they ain’t on, which causes him to poke his eye)
  • looooves all the superhero shows on the CW 
  • V neck sweaters. always
  • always has his trusty satchel
  • only has tumblr. has like 10k followers because of his artwork. 
  • ”‘illuminati’ ? is that a band?“ 
  • cat person even though he’s allergic to cat fur. absolutely adores inej’s cat. settles for owning a horned lizard named "shrek" 
  • secretly a huge fan of memes 
  • really gay for tom holland and ed sheeran (calls him "ginger Jesus”) 
  • gamer with jesper. they always play overwatch together, wylans better tho. a genji and Ana main 
  • cried the most during big hero six 
  • wylan, with blank eyes: “I like my coffee how I like my men” // jesper: *spits out his drink* 

matthias: 

  • sports fan obv. On the schools hockey team bc his fav is hockey. is extremely competitive when he plays it. Is constantly checking but never gets penalties (aka slamming the other players against the walls)
  • played basketball against jesper and surprisingly lost. jesper won’t let it go 
  • dog person. owns a pet pomsky (Pomeranian-husky) with nina who’s name is “bub" 
  • “long hair don’t care”draws inspiration from Harry styles 
  • really philosophical. takes all the philosophy/ethics classes available 
  • kind of sounds like Thor (thick and deep accent) 
  • a good™
  • "you’re all horrible trash”
  • “do we really have to be doing this now? I have to finish my homework" 
  • loves baking. bakes everything for the love of his life 
  • grey sweatshirts and adidas shoes 
  • wears contacts Because he hates how glasses look on him. only wears them when he’s home 
  • oblivious to all the women in love with him
  • "CAN YOU EVEN LIFT BRO? BECAUSE I SURE AS FRICK CAN” (doesn’t curse) 
  • real 👍🏻🤘🏻👌🏻life🤰🏻👼🏻🌱student📚✂️✏️athelete🏃🏼🥇🏆🥅🏒
  • has Facebook and Twitter only
  • cried the most during bambi and dumbo 
  • little spoon™ 
  • has a couple tattoos with very deep meanings

jesper: 

  • dancer with inej. dances like those ppl who look like robots ??? the ones who look like they freeze parts of their body while the others move. AMAZING at it 
  • loves jazz but also dubstep/edm and rap/r&b. Beyoncé is MOM/QUEEN. 
  • sometimes djs parties 
  • again, huge gamer with wylan. he’s a lucio and junkrat main for overwatch. loves like every video game ever 
  • loves all the marvel movies, in love with black panther (was team cap) 
  • dresses like a hipster but also sometimes a fuck boy (tank tops and shorts with a backwards cap style) 
  • favorite subject is business and debate. great negotiator 
  • cried the most during the lion king 
  • A+ cosplayer (especially his lucio cosplay) 
  • big supporter of human rights (LGBTA+, feminist, black lives matter, poc representation). Will LITERALLY get into fights over anyone who thinks otherwise. Fist fights, always supported by Kaz and Matthias. Got suspended for 3 days for breaking a kids nose who thought LGBTA+ people should **** ** ****) 
  • that one kid who has 50 fidget spinners and can do cool tricks with them. also manages to sell all of them 
  • skateboard pro™ 
  • always sends the blinking face meme, even if it’s out of context 
  • all the social medias. 
  • one tattoo only of a gun with a ‘bang’ flag coming out of it 

nina: 

  •  PROFESSIONAL👏🏻 MAKE 👏🏻 UP 👏🏻 ARTISTS 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 HAS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS ON HER INSTAGRAM AND THE SAME FOR HER YOUTUBE CHANNEL 
  • Speaking of YouTube, she always does cute videos. Baking/cooking tutorial videos featuring Matthias, 'i do my boyfriends makeup’, 'my boyfriend does my makeup’, 'my boyfriend buys my makeup’, does make up tutorials obviously, challenges with her best friend inej like the 'whisper challenge’. everyone loves her and says her and Matthias are their otp 
  • loves fashion design, takes that class. 
  • loves horror movies/creepy things but also Disney 
  • great at roller skating 
  • always wins the best dressed awards ad school 
  • also huge fan of ed sheeran. loves little mix more than 5h. 
  • cried the most during 'up' 
  • Can speak like 4 languages (English, french, Latin and spanish) 
  • loves traveling and learning about new cultures too 
  • dancer!inej’s biggest fan and hockey!matthias’ biggest fan 
  • always breaks snapchat streaks 
  • likes to (friendly) debate with jesper, especially over stupid things 
  • amazing with kids. babysits all the time. calls “bub” (the dog) her and matthias’ baby 
  • big spoon™ 
  • notes are so fucking pretty. buys the most expensive stationary and notebooks 
  • also huge supporter of human rights. runs the feminist club. (Jesper is the Vice President) stresses loving yourself and your body, and makes sure to design comfortable yet GORGEOUS clothes for “"plus sized people”“ 
  • wins 'dynamic duo’ award with inej 
  • always eating lollipops 
  • has a few very small tatos of cute things like roses and crowns. has one quote written in cursive on her rib

kaz: 

  • prefers black coffee as well 
  • loves crime shows, whether they’re real or fake. for instance loves both 'Dateline’ and 'Criminal Minds’ also loves 'House’
  •  favorite class is psychology, learning how a person thinks and acts and feels
  • has the dregs tattoo on his arm * edge lord 9000™ * such a drama queen and diva like damn 
  • *deep sigh* "I think I’d rather go take a nap” *gets up and leaves* 
  • also loves computer science. knows how to hack shit like a pro 
  • always rough housing with jesper. broke a table once 
  • does walk with a cane. likes to slap matthias’ ass with it 
  • “bow down you fucking peasants" 
  • only types in lower case with 0 emojis and no punctuation marks. CONSTANTLY leaves people on read 
  • only has Twitter and snapchat. His posts on snapchat never have captions, yet somehow has a 200 day streak with Jesper and a 250 day streak with inej 
  • loves watching horror movies with nina 
  •  *in a fight* "oh I’ll sHOW YOU SOME DIRTY HANDS” *swings* 
  • gets second place for best dressed award 
  • always sending memes with no context in their group chat, as well as vines 
  • indie and alternative rock fan 
  • “does it look like I care because I’m sorry if it does I didn’t mean to give you that impression" 
  • head over heels for inej Ghafa like wow 
  • likes to read a lot of mystery books and non fiction books 
  • cried the most during finding dory 
  • can solve a Rubik’s cube under a minute and won’t let you forget it 
  • The one asshole who picks either Kirby or metaknight in super smash brothers brawl
  •  hates seeing the notification bubble so he always has all chats muted and notifications turned off for apps 
  • kiss ass to all the teachers to get them A’s

Kuwei: 

  • SCIENCE NERD. ALWAYS singing the bill nye theme song. Loves ASAPScience on YouTube. Master at chemistry and biology 
  • "hey did u know bill nye is, like, my dad" 
  • nina treats him like a baby 
  • loves everything to do with Star Wars while wylan loves star trek more. Fighting ensues. 
  • has a pet Siamese cat name sparky 
  • Used to have a huge crush on jesper and everyone knew it except jesper. 
  • knows the intro to the bee movie ("according to all known laws of aviation-”)
  •  jesper in the group chat: “gonna go shower be right back” // kuwei: “without me ;)?” // wylan: “KUWEI SWEAR TO FUCK” // kaz: “watch your fucking language wylan" 
  • obsessed with Pokémon go even if it died out (chose team instinct) 
  • "fight me on this" 
  • has Twitter, snapchat and instagram 
  • Always drinking ginger ale 
  • master at bop it 
  • the one kid who always forgets to pay you back for stuff 
  • is also into the CW super hero shows, so him and wylan are constantly talking about it 
  • loves cartoons and anime 
  • speaks fluent fuckboy 
  • God awful at comebacks 
  • "let’s take a selfie guys !!!” // “kuwei no-” // *snapshot sound* 
  • talks !!! Like !! This !!!! for,,, some reason ???????? 
  • huge nerd for other things too like lord of the rings and Harry Potter and game of thrones 
  • cried the most during inside out
  •  "do you think planes are scared of heights?“ // "for fucks same kuwei it’s 4am”
youtube

Nina Simone (1933-2003) is one of the most recognizable voices in jazz – a famous and prestigious singer, songwriter, and pianist, earning the nickname “High Priestess of Soul”. She was also active in the civil rights movement in the United States.

Despite a well-received audition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, she was ultimately rejected, an incident which she blamed on racial prejudice. She gained popularity by singing and playing piano in bars, and was soon recording both studio and live albums. She routinely included messages in support of civil rights in her performances.

La la Land

A movie like La la Land is loved by the people who have open hearts and Imaginative minds. Truly a beautiful movie with dynamic uses of film and music that will clutch your soul with every fiber of your being. If you except the overall lesson of the film and take in the overall production as a whole then there is no possible way you couldn’t adore it. I think the people who don’t like it just have the issue with the fact that it wasn’t the generic ending they had been rooting for… but an ending that is so raw and beautiful like the reality it shows, the bitter sweet lesson that will have you sobbing.

anonymous asked:

Hi!! I was wondering if you could do an oak Drabble where he hears the reader singing in a club or something and he basically falls in love with her right then and there? I have a jazz performance coming up and I thought about this idea and had a moment 😅

“Fuck,” Oak mutters, as he scrolls through the chain of texts in his group message.  “Wrong place.”  His eyes scan the club in one last desperate attempt to pinpoint a familiar face, but no such luck.  “Dammit, Daveed…  You were the one who gave me the directions.”  

Just as he turns on his heel to leave, a new performer steps out onto the stage.  “Thanks for coming out tonight, everyone.”  He’s not sure why, but he stalls.  “I’m trying something a little new today.  It’s an original, so be nice to me, okay?”  There’s jesting in her words, which draws a laugh from the crowd; Oak is drawn not to the sparkles on the dress, but the stars in her eyes.

Then she sings, and he loses himself in her voice.  He finds himself gravitating towards the center of the room, closer to the stage where she’s captivating everyone in the room.  As soon as he sits down, she makes eye contact with him – and his heart leaps.  Her lips curl up into a grin as she holds his gaze, her voice strong and steady while a hurricane stirs in his chest.

He can still hear the song when it ends.  She leaves the stage with a wink (directed at him, maybe), and like a gravitational pull Oak is on his feet.  I need to find her, he thinks.  I need to talk to her.  I need–

Hey.”  And here she is, standing in front of him now, with a ruby smile and bright lights in her eyes.  He realizes now that he has no idea what to say to her.  “I’ve never seen you here before.”

“Oh, y-yeah,” he says, rubbing the back of his neck.  “Actually, I ended up in the wrong place.  I’m supposed to meet my friends, but…”

“But you’re still here,” she says.

“Yeah.  Um–”

“I’m (Y/N).”

“Oak.”

“Well, Oak,” she says, her voice more tantalizing than the way she places her hand on his arm, “let me buy you a drink.  And you can tell me what you thought about the performance.”

I loved it, he wants to say, but his words catch in his throat.  His phone buzzes in his pocket; it’s probably his friends, wondering where he is.

She bites her lip.  “Unless you have to go…?”

Oak quickly silence his phone, shaking his head, and the smile returns.  “No, I’m already late.  What’s a couple more hours?”

A 1920's Narnia AU

So what if instead of it being medieval dresses and all that, narnia is more like the 1910-20’s era…but there’s still magic.

•The Pevensie’s are more accustomed to things since it’s not that far off from them.
•The Witch doesn’t just rule kingdoms, but she’s head of many innovations. Trains, some early models of planes, etc.
•Some areas of Narnia are rural and others are swampy, smokey industrial pits.
•She puts young talking animals to work for little pay in the harsh cold.
•Edmund had signed a contract without reading it, legally binding him to the Witch.
•Peter, Susan, and Lucy find Aslan.
•Things still kinda go down the same except the battle is gruesome.
•Explosives, guns, and magic mingled together making a living hell for Edmund and Peter who left this back in England.
•They still win and try to get things in order.
•Trade is big. Innovation is big.
•Parties are amazing. Narnian jazz is starting to come about.
•Instead of taverns, there’s jazz clubs where Susan and Lucy sneak to every once in awhile though Peter hates it.
•The dresses are gorgeous.
•Edmund and Peter wear suits and bow ties.
•Edmund is head of his own newspaper.
•Susan is a heavy contributor, winning the hearts of a lot of other lords in other areas and businesses.
•Peter is managing the whole household of Cair Paravel, checking the farms, making sure their tenants are taken care of.

Like imagine a Downton Abbey-esque Narnia. I dunno where I’m going with this, but it came into my head. Feel free to add.

(My AU’s aren’t as good as @pevxnsie’s) 😅

I Missed You

Relationship: Daveed x Reader

Warnings: none

Word Count: 1272

Summary: Could you do a Daveed x Reader where they are both really close friends and she is an excellent singer and performer, but they haven’t seen each other for years. Then he goes to see one of her gigs in New York one night and is amazed by her

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You rubbed your clammy palms against your dress as you paced around the dingy dressing room. Even though you’d been performing since before you could remember, you were nervous as hell. The familiar feeling of anxiousness and excitement that boiled in your stomach before every show never went away. Despite loving what you did and knowing you were good at it, you couldn’t help but wonder if you would bomb this show.

Over the past couple months, you’d managed to get a regular gig at Steph’s Bar. You performed every Thursday at 11:30 on the dot. It wasn’t ideal, but you would take what you got.

Steph’s wasn’t exactly the nicest place either. The bathrooms always smelled of sex and the stage was just a small platform a few feet off the ground that was just big enough for a piano and a mic stand. Despite its shortcomings, you’d grown fond of the place. There was also an amazing jazz pianist named Michael who you played with regularly. You wondered why he chose to work at a place like Steph’s, considering how talented he was, but you’d never asked.

“Hey, you ready?” Michael’s voice pulled you out of your thoughts.

“Um, I think so?” you said, though it came out as more of a question than a statement.

“You’re nervous, aren’t you.” He looked you in the eyes as you sighed and nodded your head.

“I don’t know why you’re worried! You always kill it. Have some confidence!” You rolled your eyes.

Easier said than done, you thought to yourself.

“C’mon,” he began as he put an arm around your shoulders and steered you out of the dressing room and towards the stage. “We’ve got a show to play.”

As you walked onto the stage, you kept your head down, avoiding eye contact with the patrons. After you took a deep breath to collect yourself, you looked up, eyes scanning the crowd. They landed upon a familiar face, but you couldn’t quite see them because they were standing in the back. You shrugged it off, making a mental note to figure it out later, and you began.

“Hello,” you said into the mic, a nervous smile on your face. “I’m (Y/N) and I’m here to sing a few songs for you tonight.” You paused and looked around, most people paying attention, but some looking disinterested. You didn’t let it get to you too much and you continued.

“The first song is called Georgia On My Mind.” There was a small smattering of applause as you looked at Michael. He nodded and started playing.

Your voice slid over the low notes with ease, sounding smooth and calming. Everyone slowly started paying attention, ditching whatever they were previously doing in favor of watching you perform. You looked over at Michael, who was slightly swaying as he played, completely absorbed in the music. You felt a sense of serenity as you closed your eyes and smiled.

“I said Georgia, Georgia,” you sang, your voice echoing throughout the bar. “A song of you.” There was a man in the crowd who was mouthing the lyrics along with you, which widened your smile.

After you finished the song, you stepped back from the mic. Applause erupted from the crowd, and you could tell that this was going to be a great show.

You sang five more songs before bowed and made your way off stage, Michael staying at the piano to play before the next singer took the stage. A few people congratulated you on a job well done as you walked through the crowd to get to the dressing room. Before you could get there, another person intercepted you.

“Hey there, (Y/N).” You looked up, having expected a stranger who didn’t know your name. Instead, Daveed was standing in front of you, a bright smile on his face. You were floored.

Daveed was your best friend in college, but he was two years ahead of you, so after he graduated, the two of you slowly stopped talking. You hadn’t seen him in over three years, so you were incredibly surprised.

“What are you doing here?” you asked excitedly, grabbing onto his waist to give him a hug. He wrapped his arms around you and you smiled into his chest. You pulled away and looked at him. He was a lot more buff than he was a few years ago, and he had grown his hair out, but there wasn’t much change.

“I came to see your show. I’d heard about it from a friend and decided to come check it out.” He was still smiling at you.

“We should go out for a bite and catch up,” you suggested, already getting ahead of yourself.

His smile changed into a frown, which worried you.

“Or we could do it another time, if you want,” you suggested, hoping you didn’t make things awkward. There were a few moments of silence before he replied.

“No, tonight’s fine. I’d love to.” You smiled, glad he had said yes.

“Cool! I’m gonna go get my bag before we go.” You left him with an excited smile.

You opened the door to the dressing room and grabbed your purse off of the old leather couch. You looked into the mirror, making sure you hadn’t sweated off all of your makeup - you hadn’t. After taking a deep breath, you left the room and met back up with Daveed.

“Ready to go?” he asked. You nodded.

-

“So,” you began. “What did you think of the show?” You ate a fry as you waited for his response.

“It was really good,” he said through a mouthful of a cheeseburger. You cringed slightly.

“Did your mother never teach you manners, Diggs?” He looked fake offended.

“She did, as a matter of fact. I just happened to not listen.” You chuckled at his dumb joke, a smile spreading across your face.

“What do you do now?” you asked. You remembered Daveed joining a rap group in college, and performing in some productions as well, but you didn’t know what he was currently doing.

“I’m in a musical. I do some music on the side, but that’s my main thing right now.” You were surprised.

“Really?”

“Yeah,” he chuckled. “You seem shocked.”

“No, it’s just… I wouldn’t have thought that you would continue with theater, that’s all. But that’s really cool. What show is it?”

“It’s called Hamilton.” You nodded, motioning for him to continue. You’d heard of the show before -vaguely- maybe from a friend or something, but you didn’t know much about it. “We moved to broadway a couple months ago, it’s a pretty cool gig.”

“That’s awesome,” you said, genuinely happy for him.

“Thanks,” he smiled.

The rest of the night went really well. The two of you laughed and swapped stories of what had happened in the three years that you hadn’t seen each other. It was fun, and you realized how much you had missed him.

“We should do this again,” Daveed suggested as you two stood outside of your apartment building, Daveed having offered to walk you home.

“Definitely,” you said with a smile. You turned to go into the building, but before you entered, you spun back around and gave Daveed a kiss on the cheek. He looked surprised but also happy.

“Goodnight,” you said, opening the door to your building.

“Goodnight,” you heard softly right before the door closed. You smiled to yourself as you rode the elevator up to your floor, feeling kinda sleepy and totally giddy. Twenty minutes later, you fell asleep, thinking of Daveed.

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this took me forever to write whoops! hope you guys liked it 😊💕

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Last night for La La Land Day, me and @lovetinkerbella visited The Blind Donkey, which they turned into Seb’s for the night. It’s the location where they filmed the final scene in Seb’s jazz club and it was SO COOL.

The line was crazy long (we waited almost an hour and a half before we got in) and once we got inside it was PACKED. We could barely hear the jazz band, but they were amazing - a jazz trio with a guitarist, bassist, and drummer. They were playing La La Land on the TVs inside and had the Seb’s sign right behind the band. They had some La La Land themed drinks (I remember one of them was called City of Dreams or something like that) but we settled for getting vodka cranberries (which only cost 6 bucks!).

It was a lovely night (get it?? 😂) and going there made my La La Land Day perfect!

Other Headcannons...

Along the same lines as Historically accurate fashion in Hetalia: music. And again I’ll use America, because that’s what i know, maybe one day I’ll become more cultured,(I’m trying): America would be AMAZING at Jazz, the Blues, country– obviously– and hip-hop. 

Beyond that I bet all the other nations have thier own little niches, and they would be so cute in a band!! I know, for a fact, that Islamic spiritual music is beautiful. A lot of music around the world is breathtaking! What if they all performed thier own little parts around a campfire? Or just hummed different things in moments of silence?

I love that Prussia plays flute in the manga, I think it’s adorable. And there’s no way at this point they haven’t all mastered at least one instrument. (Not sure about voice. I bet America can sing… I don’t feel like England can.)   

(Alfred and Matthew can duet guitar.)   

Adrienne, 20

“I’m wearing a shirt with an amazing jazz artist Kamasi Washington, a vintage dress and a jacket from a thrift store. Right now I love green and neutral colors, and many layers. I aim for comfort. I’m inspired by the people around me and what I find at Thrift Town.”

Oct 1, 2016 ∙ Golden Gate Park