Miss Christine in a promo video made in 1969 for the self-titled album of the band Tarantula. The video also features songs clips and footage of the band along with fellow GTO’s, Misses Pamela and Cynderella.
Summary: @mellmichael suggested boyf riends asking each other to prom, so that’s what this is. Christine, Brooke, and Chloe help them plan their promposals, and the boys take it from there. Pure fluff.
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AN: Slight spoiler – a mixtape is involved and that playlist actually exists and can be found here. Special thanks to @mariesghostsart for phoning a friend to help my only-listens-to-musicals ass come up with some songs. Jeremy unabashedly loves Owl City and you can fight me on that.
Jeremy stared hard at the list in front of him, clicking the end of his pen against the table. Sighing, he flipped it around and crossed out what he’d just written.
“Whatcha doing, Jeremy?”
Oh no. No, no, he’d specifically chosen a spot in the corner of the library so that no one could read over his shoulder. Well, as long as Brooke stayed on the other side of the table–
“He’s probably writing Naruto erotica,” came Chloe’s voice, and oh, great, they were sliding into seats on either side of him.
seeing all the hate Christine gets on twitter breaks my heart. she is so beautiful and wonderful and to see people treat her like she has no feelings is just awful. fat shaming is never ever ever okay.
-Patti is in such excruciating pain. Her limp tonight was SEVERE and she could hardly get in or out of the chairs. At one point she tripped on Christine’s desk and was very close to falling. She broke and made a shocked face. I saw her breathing in and out when she was in the dark waiting to come on stage. It was hard to watch, but it was harder to watch her come out the stage door. Her husband was holding her up on one side and she had a cane on the other. She was so hunched over she looked 100 years old…and I just saw her 2 months ago at Deconstructing Patti and she looked so sprightly. When I caught a glimpse of her face as she shuffled to the car, she looked like she was going to cry and her mouth was open in pain. It was depressing to watch. My heart hurts for her.
-She still gave a hell of a performance
-I couldn’t bring myself to say hi to Doug Wright, the book writer, who was standing right next to me. I think I have a weird star struck thing for writers
-I was in the 4th row, unsure how that happened, I’ve only ever been in the nosebleeds before, it’s like a heavenly experience that close
-Patti made a wonderful diva move and gave a swirly, dramatic hand to the audience to stop them from clapping at her entrance because they had clapped for years for Christine
-She cried through Forever Beautiful, I think both in emotion and pain as it is her most physical song. She took “I reinvented life like every artist does” down an octave, but made up for it on the last note of the song which she helddddddddddddd and then when it usually ends switched to a stunning vibrato to extend it, a gasp from audience. She made a huge diva pose at the end of Forever Beautiful when she was fading into black.
-Christine is so focused, you can tell Patti is playing it up for the last show, throwing all kinds of funny faces. Christine is nobly consistent. She didn’t vary her performance in the slightest.
-When the FDA charges were suspended, Patti kicked her little legs in happiness like a school kid on her chair. Kind of adorable.
-When Mr. Lewis asks Helena ‘What she thinks” of the campaign she thought about it for a ridiculously long time for comedic effect
-SHE DIDN’T DO THE OH THAT’S RICH LAUGH I WAS SO SAD
-Christine was ON in terms of comedic timing tonight, even sliding down into her chair. Patti is always on in that regard ahaha
-Big hugs between Christine and Patti as the curtain falls, when the creative team came on stage and made a short speech they allude to Trump and Patti cackles alone, laughing loud making everyone laugh
-I saw Patti say shit as the curtain almost fell on her as she wasn’t paying attention
-I have seen her 3 times live now and I am always shocked how much of a mini person she is
Btw I just reread the ending of the book for research purposes and IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL
Erik gets more sentimental about Christine crying for/with him than about the kiss itself
IT WAS NOT ABOUT ROMANTIC LOVE IT WAS NEVER ABOUT ROMANTIC LOVE
HE JUST NEEDED THAT. A BIT OF KINDNESS. THAT IS ALL HE NEEDED
THIS IS ALL ABOUT HUMAN KINDNESS (AND LACK OF) AND THE EVIL WHO TRANSFORM PEOPLE IN MONSTERS AND THE KINDNESS THAT CAN SAVE THEM
sorry for the caps, I needed it
oh my gosh? that gardar dude is gorgeous??? tell me about him and his phantom!! what do you like so much about him? i wanna knoww
ahhhhHHHH OH MY GOD. OKAY. GOD, WHERE DO I EVEN START?? first of all, thank you so much for asking and being interested in my opinion!! second of all, I hope you’re ready, bc I don’t think you know what you’ve signed up for… (warning for spoilers for the Love Never Dies US Tour)
so one day I was just casually lobbying at Congress bc I enjoy yelling at the government and my wonderful friend Syd was like “yo whaddup my roommate bailed on me do you want to see Love Never Dies with me” and I was like “HELL YEAH LET’S FUCKING ROAST IT!!” bc we both hated it, like most POTO fans. so I start heading back to Baltimore to meet Syd at the theatre and we sit down and my dude…I am so ready to roast. but then I see him. my boy. my precious ghost boi up there in his mask pounding on his organ. look at him go. I’m so proud of him.
so I’m looking at Syd and I’m like Syd…he’s fucking amazing. and she’s nodding her head in agreement. so then it’s time for Beneath a Moonless Sky.
woo boy. here we go.
I HAVE NEVER WITNESSED SUCH INCREDIBLE ACTING IN MY LIFE. guys, Gardar and Meghan (Christine) made that scene SO INTENSE and emotional and raw and passionate, I was sobbing. I was genuinely sobbing. I had my hand over my mouth to keep myself from making noises because I was crying. I don’t even know how to explain it, I just hope someone will get it on video somehow because words really can’t explain just how intense that scene was. obviously the singing was phenomonal, but god, the acting. Gardar did something I’m a fan of when it comes to portraying Erik…he cried. a lot. like, probably five times during the show. maybe six. the first time was about halfway through Beneath a Moonless Sky, Syd and I actually had amazing seats and I could see the tears in his eyes. he pretty much cried through the rest of the song. the song ended with him hugging Christine’s waist with his head on her chest SOBBING. all you could hear for a solid five seconds was just him crying. I’ve literally never witnessed such amazing acting in my life.
and from this point on I’m basically just going to be pointing out the other times he cried, whoops. I just love when Erik cries okay it’s mY THING
so after Beauty Underneath, there’s those mirrors, right? so Christine leaves and he just looks in the mirror at his deformity and cries for another five seconds again. I know that was in the Australian production too but no one cries like Gardar, my dude.
speaking of Beauty Underneath, if you haven’t listened to this audio where you can hear the changes they made with Beautiful, oh my god. please listen to it. y’all don’t understand, I didn’t know that was going to happen, so I was literally so shocked that I had to put my hand over my mouth to keep from screaming. I’ve never been so shook in my life. it was incredible. also, I feel like hearing the Phantom sing Beauty Underneath feels a bit weird sometimes for me?? idk why, his voice is just so trained and beautiful and it’s sort of this rock song, but GARDAR PULLS IT OFF, MAN. IDK HOW. IT’S AMAZING.
there were probably other times that he cried but let’s just skip to the main event: the scream when Christine died.
y’all…I’ve literally never heard anything in my life so full of agony and horror and pain. it sounded so real. I literally felt physical pain. it genuinely didn’t seem like acting. guys…it was the most painful thing I’ve ever heard. that’s how incredible he is with acting. and as you all know, he’s obviously an amazing singer too. after the scream, he goes to the end of the pier and basically HANGS OFF OF IT like he’s going to freaking jump, and all you can hear for FIFTEEN SECONDS is him sobbing. and it sounded so real. oh my god, you guys, he’s incredible.
he made a show that I honestly hated and expected to laugh at one of my favorite shows. he took a story that I honestly saw as a joke and turned it into something so tragic and beautiful. I literally just looked at Syd during intermission and cried whispering ”I’m sorry daddy andy” and got some weird looks from the other people in the theatre but whatever.
I actually got to meet him after the show too, and he was SO kind and funny!! I actually told him I wanted him to become the Phantom on Broadway right now (partially bc he’s amazing and partially bc I was heavily implying I wanted him to replace the trash can) and he laughed and said something like “that’s the goal!!” so hopefully he’ll become the Phantom one day!! I honestly can’t imagine anyone better to become the next Phantom (although he probably won’t because he’ll still be in LND when the new Phantom starts.) but god, he was amazing. please do yourself a favor and see the Love Never Dies US Tour if you can. I don’t care if you hate LND. it’s genuinely one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen in my life.