I love Doreen Green, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, but I equally love the supporting cast, her family, and particularly her best friend, Nancy Whitehead. I love that Nancy has no superpowers and remains a strong and intelligent person in the superhero universe. She isn’t a plot device, “love interest”, or McGuffin. She’s a friend and a stabilizing force in Doreen’s life. Their friendship is given the importance usually given to romantic attachments in hero stories, but the relationship is healthy and positive–a rarity in this genre. Nancy even has a positive influence on Loki!
I’ll be auditioning for the role of Maureen Johnson and I will be singing Native American tribal chants backwards through my vocoder while accompanying myself on the electric cello - which I have never studied.
Lookin’ for a good TAZ read? Here ya go. :M Cecil Approved™
(authors, if you’re on here and you want off, please don’t hesitate to let me know!)
Title: Tidally Locked by umbrastaff (@umbrastaffs) Rating: Not Rated Ship: F/F (Maureen/Lucretia) Characters: The Director, Maureen Miller, Lucas Miller, Merle Highchurch, Magnus Burnsides, Taako, Angus McDonald, Killian, Carey Fangbattle, Boyland, No.3113, Johan Summary: An AU where Lucas has the Temporal Chalice and Lucretia reflects on her life with him and Maureen before the bureau really got started. Notes/Warnings: In progress.
Title: Some Poppies Grow Golden by umbrastaff (@umbrastaffs) Rating: Not Rated Characters: Roswell, Sheriff Isaak, Ren, June, Magnus Burnsides Summary: Roswell flies back to Refuge for a visit. Seeing Isaak wasn’t in their plans, but things never really do go that smoothly. Notes/Warnings: implied/referenced abuse, references to mind control.
Title: Salvation June by WolffyLuna (@wolffyluna) Rating: General Characters: June, Ren Summary: Ren and June talk about flowers. Notes/Warnings: A very sweet series of moments between found family. Fluff.
Title: Where We Go From Here by cassowarykisses (@cassowarykisses) Rating: Teen+ Characters: Roswell, Sheriff Isaak, Cassidy, Ren Summary: After the loops end, Roswell has to decide what to do with Isaak. It’s not an easy choice. Notes/Warnings: Implied/referenced abuse, references to mind control.
Title: We Two In Vermilion by fraudoc (@magnusthehammer) Rating: Gen Ship: M/M (Brad Bradson/Magic Brian) Characters: Brad Bradson, Magic Brian, Avi, Killian, The Voidfish, The Director Summary: Brad waits for Brian for one week, then two, then three. Mostly hopeful, always worried. Traitors didn’t deserve funerals, but maybe fiances did. Notes/Warnings: Major Character Death (canon)
Title: Yeah, It’s Cool, I’ll Be OK by PrincexN (@princex-n) Rating: Gen Characters: Johan, The Voidfish, Original Characters, The Director Summary: He doesn’t tell anyone about what he’s found. For one thing, Johan doesn’t want to have to explain what he’d been doing out there in the lake. For another thing, he’s curious as heck. Notes/Warnings: There’s suicidal ideation in this. This was also inspired in part by my own fic,The Deft Bowman!
Title: Brother, You Will Return by placentalmammal (@placentalmammal) Rating: Gen Characters: Magnus Burnsides, Killian, Carey Fangbattle, Merle Highchurch, Taako, Julia Burnsides Summary: Magnus Burnsides, after everything. Notes/Warnings: Hurt/Comfort, post-canon. Lots of dogs in this one.
Title: Magnus Burnsides’ Day Off by Schgain ( @waterloggedsoliloquy ;3c) Rating: Gen Shipping: Magnus/Julia, Background Ships Characters: Magnus Burnsides, Merle Highchurch,Taako, Julia Burnsides, Magic Brian, Hudson, Jenkins, Angus McDonald, June, Roswell, Istus Summary: Magnus runs errands. Things quickly get out of hand. The feelgood modern au fic where everyone is safe and happy is here! Notes/Warnings: In progress. References to trauma.
I’m imagining all of their voices as like, their inner thoughts in a way??? But the voices all interact with each other and their respective people. So Mark’s voice will only interact with Mark and the other voices, and it’s like that with all of them.
Collins and Roger known ASL very well because they love Mark a ton and made sure that they learned it and both use it every day. Benny learned it when he lived with The Boys™ but forgot it/got really rusty and didn’t really pay much attention to re-learning it when he came back into their life.
Mimi is almost always with her voice, her voice is waaay more timid than her, and when Mimi and Roger meet, her voice starts off very tentative around Roger, very obviously uncomfortable with him, until he starts to sign fluently with Mimi. When Mimi and Mark meet, their voices decide to be best friends (to symbolize a really strong friendship with Mark and Mimi (which is a diff head cannon we may get into later) ) Mimi’s voice hates Benny a lot??? Idk why but she does, when Mimi is with Benny, her voice gets really anxious and tries to pull her away from him. When she’s unsuccessful, her voice hides behind Marks voice, giving Mimi A Look™. During the end scene, when Mimi is weak and dying, when Mimi actually dies, her voice is being supported and held up by Marks voice. When Mimi dies, her voice goes completely slack, almost making her and Marks voice fall over. When Mimi comes back to life, her voice shoots to life before running to Mimi and placing a hand on her shoulder as her and Roger hug.
Angel and her voice are extremely close, but when Benny is there Angel will do her own singing bc Benny is Benny, but very obviously prefers signing and when people sign with her she loves it. When she first meets Collins and he signs, she looks like she is going to cry happy tears right there. When Benny is singing you’ll see with Collins signing it as a translator, Angel’s voice looks at her and does the sign language for ‘Blah Blah’. La Vie Boheme is the only song that Angel isn’t with her voice, but that’s because none of the voices are at the table, but standing behind the table all together looking super chill that they are all together. During Contact there is no singing, only signing, which symbolizes her getting real true peace. She is too pure for everything and everyone loves her. (Duh)
Mark!!!!! Our boy Mark!!!! It’s so sad, okay cause he is really isolated from his voice, our poor bby, to symbolize how he feels alone with how his friends are either going to die (Angel, Collins, Roger, Mimi) or end up starting their own life and leaving him (Maureen, Joanne, Benny). Him and his voice start on the same end of the stage (December 24… I shoot with out a script) but are quickly separated. When Mark gets phone calls, Roger translates the voice mails to him (bc Roger is a blessing™ tbh) and Roger will answer for Mark (after mark tells him what to say of course) and their duo works together really well. During Tango: Maureen, Marks voice laughs when Joanne drops him on the floor while Joanne’s voice looks extremely stressed bc of Maureen and Mark and everything. Mark’s voice spends a lot of his time near Mimi and her voice. Mark’s voice and Mimi’s voice have a bond almost like Mark and Rogers. When Mark has Roger call Alexi back, his voice is dead silent, Mark only signs to Roger and Roger tells Alexi that Mark is gonna take the contract (the same thing Mark says in the normal rent). When Mark and Roger get in the fight during Goodbye Love, Mark’s voice grabs Rogers shirt before actually reuniting with Mark (for the first time since the beginning of the musical!!!!) and consoles him while they both look at Roger with a look of betrayal. Mimi’s voice is with the two of them during Goodbye love because she can’t stand Benny. During What You Own, Mark (and his voice) can barely contain their excitement when Roger comes back!!! (Also after Goodbye Love, Mark and his voice are always together.) During the Finale, Mark’s voice gives Mimi’s voice a push towards Mimi to help reunite them. (Also during La Vie Boheme Mark and his voice are rocking out. Marks voice is rocking with Mimi’s and Angels voice. It’s super pure compared to the rest of what goes on during La Vie Boheme) Where as Mimi’s voice is like her impulse control, Marks is the opposite. Mark’s voice is even more of a mess than our boy Mark.
Joanne, where to start with Joanne??? Joanne had gradual hearing loss that started when she was like, 13, meaning that she does her own talking and singing. When her and Maureen first meet (before the musical obviously) Maureen actually started off as being an ASL tutor for her which lead to more. Joanne is the best out of all of them okay? She is kick ass and never let her hearing loss stop her from attaining her goals and dreams. During all of the songs, she sings her own part, but she also interacts with the other voices (idk why, there is no logic to it other than the fact that this is how I imagine this.) So Maureen taught Joanne ASL and Joanne uses it forever after. It’s so much easier for our beautiful girl and she loves it.
The songs 'Will I’ and 'Finale B’ are all in complete ASL. No band, no singing, only ASL and it’s beautiful. It’s the best thing and the audience cries.
Tldr; Deaf West Rent needs to happen soon pretty pretty please I need it.