book-&-stage

Why most of my ships are gay

The other day I was speaking to someone on a forum, and we were talking about our favorite ships, and she asked me why most of my ship OTPs were gay. 

Originally posted by lifetimetv

And honestly, I wasn’t sure how to answer it, which is strange because I knew the answer, kinda. 

Becuase I don’t think I consciously even thought about the reasons. I didn’t think there had to be a reason. 

I mean I ship a lot of characters together, some of them gay some of them not. 

From my babies Voltron

Originally posted by raphodraws

To my spazballs in Haikyuu!!

Originally posted by randomperson27

When I ship characters, I don’t think about their gender or if they are gay or straight or whatever else. I just think about if these two characters will be compatible or not. 

Becuase I don’t think compatibility and love need to be defined as anything else. 

It just is

Originally posted by muvana

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Books Every Black Child Should Read 

Nappy Hair -  Carolivia Herron, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)

The Snowy Day -  Ezra Jack Keats

Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters -  John Steptoe

Meet Addie - American Girl Story 

“Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales” - Virginia Hamilton

Daddy and Me -  Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Dancing In The Wings - Debbie Allen

Something Beautiful - Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Here's what I think,

I don’t understand why people are mad at me for watching bootlegs. People reason that watching it online would mean that the actual theatre production wouldn’t get that much money anymore. Let me just say that, I live all the way in Asia, and in a country where stage tours rarely visit. I will watch all the bootlegs I want because let me just tell you, that if ever the show DOES tour in my country, I would still sell my kidneys to get money and buy tickets for it, even if I’ve already seen it in my crappy phone screen.

My dash is super empty, please like/reblog and I’ll check you out and probs follow you if your blog is about:

- Spring Awakening (or any of the Deaf West Cast/Crew)

- Falsettos

- Dear Evan Hansen

- Heathers

- Wicked

- Book Of Mormon

- Smash (still bitter about Kyle Bishop 2k17)

- Waitress

- Something Rotten

- Stage/Costume Design

- General Musical Theatre bants

Signs of falling into a fandom

So being that I am a fangirl of many different things, from books to manga to anime and series, I have come to recognize the crazy decline normal signs or stages that I follow when I fall head first into another fandom.

So, guys, here are my eight stages of being a fangirl.

Or more commonly known as the eight stages of going fandom crazy.

Stage 1

Ok so first there is the discovery – this is where you “accidentally” stumble upon another series or anime to get absorbed into watching or book or manga to spend hours reading. It usually starts with something like artwork you come across or a clip or gif of the obsession. This is usually where you get sucked into the new fandom, by the time it happens there is no chance for escape (not that we want to).

Originally posted by bobbyeighty8

Stage 2

Now comes the beginning of addiction – now you start with your obsession. I find mine usually begin with me falling in love with one of the characters, for example with Voltron I fell in love with Keith. You start to see things and traits that you love about them and that makes them so darn cute. This is also where you start collecting random pieces of fanart to use as wallpapers on your devices and post to your blogs. Soon half your phone’s memory is filled.

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Stage 3

The anime, series, or book ends and you go into denial before begging for more – Most of the time when this happens I go into a slump where I cannot function without this series or anime, I legit just rewatch the anime repeatedly till I know the lines without needing the subs. If it’s a book I go through this phase of knowing the quotes and trying to use them in everyday conversations (I also have internal debates on if I should get pieces tattooed onto myself). Also, it’s never below me to go and possible beg the author, artist or production company to bring out more.

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

Stage 4

Tumblr and the internet become my best friend – often the people I surround myself with don’t understand my obsessions with certain things. But people online understand. I go and stalk blogs and sites to find out every little detail about my favorite show or anime. Often just reblogging images of the anime and series or book till my whole dashboard looks like some sort of shrine (Not that I am complaining).

Originally posted by thepsychoticfangirl

Stage 5

Official fandom member – well this step is pretty self-explanatory, right?

Originally posted by danielprace

Stage 6

Fangirling at maximum output – this is where your obsession reaches full-frontal momentum. From fanfiction writing to imagining scenarios for characters. Photoshopping images of you and the characters from the anime, series or book is also not exactly out of the ordinary, is it? This is also where I start using my fangirl cries and mating sounds, you know the ones right? Those shrieks and grounds and sighs whenever you see any mention of that obsession or fandom.

Originally posted by artlstheweapon

Stage 7

(This step is optional) The unconscious ending to your obsession – sometimes you don’t even realize it, but you slowly become less obsessed with the fandom, it no longer brings those fangirling moments and you no longer reblog every single article related to the fandom. The one thing about this step though is that it never fully disappears. The love you had for the fandom. There is still a part of you that loves the fandom. You will still feel that joy whenever new exciting news about it is shared, you just no longer stalk and investigate every little detail about it. It becomes an old friend that you can return to every now and again, a place that will always be home.

Originally posted by meonlyingifs

Stage 8

And finally, the cycle begins with someone new

Originally posted by blisteredblue

the cycle
  • first: you listen to falsettos. you are crying now.
  • next: you listen to la la land. it cheers you up and you aren't crying anymore.
  • then: you listen to newsies. you are happy and excited now.
  • next: you listen to the book of mormon. you couldn't be happier.
  • finally: you are reminded of the games i play. you listen to falsettos again.
  • repeat.

anonymous asked:

how did you learn korean? any tips?

i downloaded the “eggbun” app and it’s REALLY great at teaching korean! the characters are quite easy to pick up and it’s kind of the same as spelling in english?? you’ll be able to learn it in a day so just googling up a korean letters chart to memorise would be just as effective!

Fangirl Problem #9

When you find an anime, manga or book you absolutely love and want to read more of, only to find out it will be weeks, months or even years before the next episode, chapter or book comes out. 

Originally posted by lost-myself-somewhere

Nevermind the fact that with manga you need to wait even longer because someone still needs to translate it for your lazy ass that won’t learn Japanese.

Honestly, fangirls have some serious patience. 

Originally posted by xspongebobmomentsx

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Good morning, SMblr! This is an assignment for one of my classes; while this isn’t *exactly* a tech brief, it’s right up my alley. I took a bit of an informal approach, but I want to share in case anyone out there would find this useful/have something to add. This is still a draft. 


Of course, there is more than one way to make a calling script; some people like to set up different columns in the margins and others like the dreaded text boxes…. But this is the way that works best for me, in Word, at least. You can do the same thing in Excel too! 

@stagemanagereej this is the assignment you asked about! What do you think?

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