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natasha, pierre, and i had a fucking heart attack

i’m writing up my ‘natasha pierre and great comet of 1812′ thoughts mostly for @je-suis-em-jee‘s benefit, but the rest of you sorry fucks get to come along if you like. eyy!

loads of fucking spoilers. maybe don’t click if you want to go see it—the surprises were so much fun.

EDIT [9/18/2017]: took out the page break because this show is dead and so is my heart. I love you & I miss you everyday, Great Comet.

  • so i got a seat in the orchestra to watch ‘natasha, pierre, and the great comet of 1812′ on july 3rd, 2017, year of our lord I Don’t Give a Fuck. I went in knowing some but not all the things—I knew a couple songs, all the characters, some plot points, but not how they strung together or how it ended. Which turned out to be ideal.
  • because josh groban had just ended but okieriete onoadowan hadn’t started yet, Pierre was played by Dave Malloy. when i first heard this, i was like ‘….oh. i’ll just suffer through his parts, then’ because i’d heard his pierre on the off-broadway soundtrack and it was so scratchy i had to skip several songs.
  • NEVER BEEN SO FUCKING WRONG. dave malloy was the best part by FAR.
  • his pierre was perfect. perfect. i never want to hear ‘dust and ashes’ sung any other way again
  • what was scratchy when left alone on the soundtrack became meaningful and heartfelt and totally in character when i was WITH him
  • denee benton was of course lovely. some of her acting choices were broader than i expected, but i’m not saying that like it’s a bad thing! also she was 5 feet from me at one point, doing that dance where you lean forward and and be very russian and yes it was great and i’m not over that at all
  • speaking of having a stage really close to me. like REALLY CLOSE. five feet is about accurate…
  • so at the beginning, there’s a big sound like a war siren, and a big flash of light, and SUDDENLY the actors are there among you. just roving around, talking. and some the actors come out to tell you to turn your cellphones off, and tuck your legs in. (and throw dumplings at you. not kidding. they throw boxes of dumplings.)
  • i was so very fucking lucky that the actor in front of MY small scrap of stage was GRACE MCLEAN. AUNT MARYA. five feet from me. looking at me. talking to me. throwing dumplings at the cute quirky random guy with the ginger beard who sat next to me. i had the BIGGEST smile on my face.
  • i’m so lucky, i think. i’m so lucky.
  • Anyway so she tells us “soon i will see you…on the other side!” and drifts mysteriously away, to turn into Marya. and then the play can ACTUALLY start.
  • aside: shoutout to the fucking gorgeous production design. the ratty lobby—the comet lights—the red velvety opera house/bar of the inside—every punky touch in the beautiful, beautiful costumes. this production design is my heart.
  • i’m also freakin out the whole fuckin time because….i love amber grey. and there she is. THERE SHE IS. i can see her across the room, schmoozing with the richer folks.
  • my love of amber grey is totally justified in ‘charming.’ she hit the showstopper note PERFECTLY, with her whole fucking being soaring through the rips in her voice
  • dolokov is fierce, and also very hot. perfect (underrated) casting
  • the opera scene is FUNNY.
  • the show looks different wherever you sit—i missed some things that happened in the mezzanine, but the mezzanine missed some things that happened around me (like denee benton’s part in the ‘balaga’ dance)
  • the choreography is perfect—not flashy, not distracting, but lively and attuned with the show
  • IT’S BALAGA. they gave us shakers and it was so much fucking fun
  • the ensemble seems to be having so muc hFUN with all this. genuinely crazy fucking russian drunken time
  • (i got the most expensive vodka of my life at intermission because…it felt like The Thing To Do. The Right Thing. a good choice, highly recommend)
  • anatole spins in the green coat JUST like he does in the advertisements and it’s great
  • all the actors are almost always in or around or on stage in some sense; even when Natasha or Helene shouldn’t be in a scene, logically, they often are, and it adds to the fun (and reminds you why nat is so seduced by this fun crazy life)
  • both helene and marya get on this massive drum at different points around the time of the abduction, one after the other, and i…could not believe it.
  • yes father yes father (i did not know?! that i liked this character?!)
  • how. did this. not win. more tonys.
  • *shakes head angrily at people who voted because THIS DESERVED *
  • natasha does this speed costume change on stage and i still don’t know how they did the closures (SNAPS???)
  • ingrid michaelson did good. i don’t hugely connect to sonya but i thought she did fine!
  • anatole has this moment where he just stops the show. and everybody sits and waits. and he just sits in the audience holding us all. i cannot
  • i had forgotten how beautiful joined voices in the dark sound. when the chorus sang, it was…so beautiful
  • also ginger guy (remember him? sitting next to me?) pointed out rachel chavkin, the director, sitting a few rows in front of me. she had her assistant and they were taking pages and pages of notes. fascinating (usually the director doesn’t come to every show….Ginger thought she was there to take notes on how the new cast members were working)
  • how grace mclean does those things with her voice, i don’t know
  • anatole isn’t evil like i expected
  • dave malloy. was the best part.
  • followed by my love for amber grey
  • followed by BALAGA
  • followed by me drinking vodka through all of act 2
  • i. am so. fucking glad. i got to see this beautiful musical.
  • it was maybe a lil life changing. to see so much beauty. to be IN so much beauty. to get to dip in and out of this punk-ass life i’ve never achieved
  • I loved it. I loved it. I loved it. I treasure it. And my little shaker from Balaga. And the vodka cup.
  • Because….there’s a war going on out there, somewhere.
  • And Andrei isn’t here.
What The Great Comet Means to Me (As A Musician)

Like many other Broadway fans, I was incredibly saddened to hear that Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 is set to close on September 3rd. As someone who enjoys theater, I was obviously sad to hear that my favorite show on Broadway and, perhaps, of all time, had gotten a closing notice. But on a level deeper and more personal to me– the little musician part of my psyche– I was heartbroken.

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honestly nothing will ever match the giggly joy These Revelations gave me after we got confirmation of percy and vex being in love with each other for a long time:

  1. that percy knew he was in love with her when he had to turn away while vex Got Naked in front of the group because, and i quote, “every time i’ve seen something naked and attractive today it’s gone rather poorly”
  2. that vex knew she was in love with him when she woke him up first thing in the morning to talk to him and smiled like a dope when she told him “oh, i forget you’re grumpy when you wake up!”
  3. that they both knew they were in love with each other during the Vomit Comet in ank’harel, and that vex knew she was in love with percy when she threw up in his hair and was probably Mortified about what she just did to the man she was in love with
  4. that they both knew they were in love with each other when they literally spent an entire evening in the casino by themselves with vex on percy’s arm while they drank and gambled together

anonymous asked:

No one +offically+ has had sex in space yet, though there are some experiments involving a female cosmonaut that Russia won't talk about. The parody porn set "in space" was not true zero gravity environment, but shot inside a falling object know as the vomit comet. There are shaky plans to rent a spot on the White Knight to shoot a true low orbit sex scene, however.

This is a lie I got head on the moon

Regina, the Town Skank although really Simon and Sage are probably skankier than she is at this point, barged in to ride the Vomit Comet, as many people do.

Her and Simon’s relationship is actually rather interesting. Simon lost his virginity to her when he was still a teen and she’d moved into town as a college friend of Simon’s brother Steven. At the time, she was also banging Goopy, Steven’s and Simon’s dad, thus earning her her skank epithet. Later, she caught Simon cheating with Asia because…well, that’s what Simon does. So she was pissed at him for a time. Simon repeatedly wanted to fall in love with her again, and he tried to woo her back multiple times, but she would have none of it. She rebuffed him every time, and eventually Simon gave up, never rolling romantic wants for her again. 

But once her fury wore off, she’d barge into the firehouse, and now they’re just kinda buddies. They’re BFFs, and she’s often there, but neither attempts anything more romantic than sitting and watching a movie together, even though all it would take would be one flirt to have the red hearts back again. Neither of them goes there, though. It’s actually kind of sweet, in a way… And odd, given Simon’s…Simon-ness. But sweet.

anonymous asked:

"The egress order had been determined years earlier. A month before launch, we all got tattoos of our Mars numbers. Johanssen almost refused to get her 15€ because she was afraid it would hurt. Here's a woman who had survived the centrifuge, the vomit comet, hard-landing drills and 10k runs. A woman who fixed a simulated MDV computer failure while being spun around upside-down. But she was afraid of a tattoo needle."- Watney! I can totally see this as a Fic with Beck ultimately persuading her!

Title: TBN 
Fandom: The Martian
Pairing: Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen
Rating: G
Warnings: Spoilers from the book. Needles mention, needle fear involved.
N/A: I’m very sorry for the super late reply, you probably don’t even remember asking this or maybe you are not even following me either lol. But still, I wanted to write this anyway.

As Vogel laughed while Martinez took the picture of his new tattoo, Beth fell the knot on the bottom of her belly drop into a wave of cold feeling around her entire body. She heard the artist ask for the next one, and the laughs of Watney and their pilot when Lewis announced it was her, she had said with a cheerful tone: go Johanssen! and she knew this was the worst idea ever. And not because she thought the tattoo tradition is bad or that tattoos are bad, is just— The… the thing. The inty thing, what is its name? THE THING! Yeah, it was a little overwelming to surrender to it, she was trained astronaut now but she hadn’t had the need to fight one of those pointy, shining things in forever. She always hated going to the doctor.

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The Mars Numbers. [johanbeck]

The Martian: Chris Beck/Beth Johanssen (but also Ares III crew in general)

Because we all needed to know a little more about this:

The egress order had been determined years earlier. A month before launch, we all got tattoos of our Mars numbers. Johanssen almost refused to get her 15 because she was afraid it would hurt. Here’s a woman who had survived the centrifuge, the vomit comet, hard-landing drills and 10k runs. A woman who fixed a simulated MDV computer failure while being spun around upside-down. But she was afraid of a tattoo needle.


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You Are Watching: GHOST KING (part 13)

(Beta read by @honestoafault ! )

Lou of course had agreed to not talk about the episode until after it had been released on TV, but she wasn’t prepared for how hard it would be. Especially since Cecil, Will and surprisingly Nico had been hounding her with questions. Okay Nico wasn’t as bad as Will and Cecil but still. But as they sat at their favorite table for their weekly “study” sessions on Tuesday at ‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream: Ice Cream Parlor.’ It was a weird, Hole-in-the-wall kind of place but the group of friends loved it. It was an old horror film themed ice cream shop, that Nico absolutely adored, he was also the one to show it to them. At first they did go to the place to study but then they studied less and less and just ate more ice cream and watch old horror films. But at the moment, even Lou couldn’t enjoy her Rocky Horror (which just a spruced up version of Rocky Road) ice cream, which was her favorite. But the boys kept asking, and asking about the investigation.

“Was he cool? I bet he was cool!” Will gushed as he shoved a spoonful of The Blob into his mouth. Nico laughed at the boy and handed him a napkin which Will gratefully took.

“Maybe give her a break? She did say she wasn’t allowed to discuss it.” He reasoned as he stole a bite of Will’s ice cream smugly. Those two seemed to be finally opening their eyes and realising their feelings but they still hadn’t put the moves on the other or made any move to confess or anything. It was almost more frustrating than the constant questions thrown at her. Okay it was wayyyyyy more frustrating.

“Like I said. He was pretty cool. But short.” Lou responded with a knowing smirk.

“I don’t think shortness undermines his coolness, Lou.” Cecil mumbled through his mouthful of Dracula. (And that was not a euphemism for anything)

“Yeah! Take Death Boy over here for example! He’s fun size.” Will exclaimed as he slung an arm around Nico’s slender shoulder and pulled him close. The dark haired boy rolled his eyes and took a bite of his, The Undead ice cream, but the blush he tried to hide was unmistakable. So was his wincing. He was wincing like a lot. He also hadn’t taken off his jacket, which, okay, was kinda normal since the inside of the shop was pretty chilly, but still it wasn’t to the point of wearing a fleece lined jacket. True, the aviator jacket was his favorite but it was not cold enough to wear it, at least Lou thought so, and even though Lou had heard Will rant about how odd it was that Nico was naturally cold, like apparently it was very odd from a medical standpoint, but there was not much they could do for it.

“Hey, Nico. Why are you wearing your jacket in here? It’s not that cold.” Cecil voiced Lou Ellen’s thoughts without knowing so.

The Italian looked up at them through his lashes as he was ducking out of Will’s side embrace. “I’m cold? Is there something wrong with that?” He asked a tad too defensive if you asked Lou.

Cecil held up his hands and laughed, “Chill dude. I was just saying.”

“You sure you’re okay? You’ve been wincing a lot?” Will asked as he looked at the boy of his affections.


Will noticed Nico wincing, of course he did, he noticed everything. Okay not everything, but most things. Most things concerning the dark haired brown-eyed boy.

Like how he bit his lip when he was deciding whether to tell the truth or not.

“Nico.” Will chided.

Nico sighed. “I may or may not have gotten hurt on Sunday….” He finally admitted as he poked at his melting ice cream.

Will felt his heart race a bit, mainly because of how cute Nico could be, and also because he got hurt. “What’s wrong? What happened?” He asked worriedly.

Nico pouted a bit and slipped off his jacket to reveal his right bicep wrapped in bandages. “I was taking a walk with Bianca when our neighbor’s dogs got out, and you guys know how much animals love me, well long story short, I got chased, tried to jump a fence…well I did jump over a fence, but tripped once I landed and I fell on some glass, thankfully it only got my arm.” He explained as he sipped at his soda and looked anywhere else that wasn’t the people sitting at the table.

____________________ Nico’s dad and Bianca had helped him come up with the lie about how he got hurt, it wasn’t like he could just say a crazy poltergeist threw sharp ass surgery scissors at him, and hey, look at that it had pretty good aim! Yeah, so they came up with a lie for him so he wouldn’t be blindsided if his friends noticed and questioned him. Which he was pretty grateful for at the moment. But he hated the worry in Will’s eyes when he finally looked at his friends. “How many stitches?” The gorgeous blond asked as he gently stroked the bandages, causing Nico to shiver slightly. “Uh, I think like eight or ten, it’s not that bad.” Nico mumbled. “ You’re not straining it?” Will questioned, going into what Lou, Nico, and Cecil called his ‘Doctor Mode.’ The Italian rolled his eyes and chuckled. “Yes, Dr. Solace. I’m not straining it. I’m actually capable of taking care of myself thank you.” “Uh-huh.” “You sound like you don’t believe me Solace.” “Maybe that’s because I don’t, di Angelo.” And now Will was closer than before, which wasn’t much but it still was enough to make Nico blush, but definitely not back down. It had been awhile since their last banter, so better make this one last, right? Nico scooted closer, they were now face to face, merely inches away from one another, just glaring. “Just what are you implying Sir Butt Munch?” A thin light brow raised itself in amusement. “Oh nothing, Mr. Vomit Comet-” “You swore you wouldn’t speak about that!” Nico squeaked indignantly. Will smirked smugly. “ I didn’t give out any details did I? Anyways back to the point, you don’t take care of yourself. Okay that’s a lie sometimes you do, but I highly doubt you’re treating that wound right.” “But I am!” Nico defended with a pout. “Suuurrrrreeeeeee.” Will drew out with a laugh. What finally broke their standoff was Lou Ellen clearing her throat. They both turned and looked at her expectantly. “As fun as watching you two flirt is,” both made surprised but defensive noises, “ I actually have a surprise for you Sir William.” Now that got Will’s attention, as he completely seemed to forget Lou’s ‘flirt’ comment, Nico however did not forget. And then Nico saw her take out a frame. Annnnnd inside the frame was the picture of himself he signed. Will let out the most delighted squeal, albeit high pitched. He made grabby hands and goodness gracious was that adorable, Nico thought as he watched Will with an amused but fond smile tugging on his lips. Cecil laughed at his friend as he recorded the whole ordeal. Will was saying words at an extremely fast pace, it was more like baby babble jibberish than actual words at this point and he practically jumped over the table to give Lou a hug and kiss her cheek. And Nico found himself more than a little jealous. Lou Ellen, who had initially loved the affection and praises, now looked more annoyed than anything and promptly pushed Will off her. “Yeah, yeah. I’m great.” She announced as he dusted herself off for show and laughed. “Where is my signed picture Lou?” Cecil joked. “Oh we all know Will is much more of a fanboy than you Cecil,” Nico voiced as he watched Will stroke the frame as though it was his most prized possession. Nico felt oddly honoured, and a bit jealous of himself, which was ridiculous but true. ______________________ Did Cecil’s eyes deceive him or did Nico di Angelo look jealous over a picture? Oh goodness he did! He was totally jelly! Which was sickeningly cute. Hands down, Cecil 100 percent honored the bro code, and yeah his and Will’s taste in people were vastly different but even he had to admit that Nico was hot, he wasn’t his type but he certainly was Will’s, and yet Cecil still found the Italian attractive and well it was known that Cecil was not a shy guy, and he would admit to thinking Nico was attractive if anyone asked him, well at least not to Will, bro code man. Bro code. Despite popular belief, Will Solace could show an emotion other than joy, and one emotion, Cecil witnessed more so than the others was the blond’s tendency to get jealous at alarmingly fast paces. Once, Kayla Knowles, Will’s half sister commented that Nico had a nice ass, and the glare he gave her! If looks could kill, Cecil was certain that Kayla and every possible reincarnation of her had all died simultaneously. But anyways, looking at the two now Cecil was beginning to think that maybe his and Lou’s plan to get the two together was not a lost cause after all! Believe him they had been trying for like, forever. It was so obvious that they liked each other yet the two were so fucking oblivious about it. Honestly it was getting annoying, and he knew it was irritating Lou as well as the rest of their friends. Especially Jason. He had to be the biggest Solangelo shipper in existence. That was the ship name they gave Nico and Will. And the whole group of friends and shippers actually had meetings to come up with plans to get the two together. Yes some people thought that it was creepy and slightly obsessive to do so but they were all absolutely done with the sexual and romantic tension that came with the two being remotely near each other. It was suffocating. But they all really wanted them to be together, because as cheesy as it sounded, those two seemed made for each other, and they balanced one another out perfectly. If only they could see it.

     KC-135 N930NA was operated by NASA from 1973 to 1995 as a reduced gravity aircraft, but this airplane is more universally known as the “Vomit Comet”. Throughout her career, she flew more than 58,000 parabolas, in which the pilot would pull up to a 45° angle, then push over the top to a 45° dive. During this maneuver, the aircraft is precisely held at a constant zero gravity condition for up to 25 seconds at a time. This profile could be modified to produce a one-sixth gravity condition, simulating what it feels like to walk on the moon.

     Many different programs took advantage of this unique ability including astronaut training, student experiments and shuttle hardware tests (I.E. the space toilet). Many scenes of the Apollo 13 film were shot inside this aircraft, giving the movie an impressively realistic look. Representing the history of the airfield from which it flew, the aircraft now rests on display at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas.

going through my class notes when studying for finals is a wild ride because you’ll find things like “POTATO HERO!” with absolutely zero context and anyone’s guess is as good as mine as to why i thought it was important enough to write down. did my professor say it? was it an idea i had for later? do i believe in sentient starch? WHO FUCKING KNOWS

vex and percy being canonly head over heels in love with each other is my favorite for a lot of reasons but ESPECIALLY because of the ridiculous amount of embarrassing things they’ve seen each other do over the years and how they both apparently went “wow thats embarrassing i think im in love with that nerd”

see: the buttflap of percy’s soul being down, vex straight up vomiting onto percy because he got airsick on a trip on the broom (setting off the vomit comet which, imo, is the most Iconic perc’ahlia scene), etc

Off Topic #15 - Never Skip Ass Day
  • Gavin: We could just go to the Vomit Comet and like test it out.
  • Michael: I don't think they'd let us bang each other in the Vomit Comet.
  • Gavin: You could simulate it.
  • Jeremy: Why are we banging each other?!
  • Jack: I wanna see Gavin and Michael in the Vomit Comet just trying to hump each other in the air.
  • Michael: Alright, that I'd do.
  • Gavin: I'd be swimming toward Michael and he'd be like [mimes punching] Get away! Get away!
Merry Birthday Doug Eiffel

Heads up: Some light spoilers through the end of Season 2 below.

So it’s my favorite comms officer’s birthday today way up there, 7.5 light years away from earth….

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