*casually reminds everyone that there is a ROTBTD Fandom Family thats full of wonderfully creative people, and that you can message Mar to join the family even if you think whatever you contribute to the fandom is small*
Forgive me if my HP-world lingo is out of joint. I haven’t read or seen it for ages ahaha. I hope you like it!!
“Do you know where Jack is?” seems to be her theme today, told to anyone she passes or who is unlucky enough to talk to her first, because after all, everyone knew who he was. And everyone knew he could get into trouble, but the questionable sort of which is what’s currently nagging at Rapunzel. Jack has a habit of being, for lack of a better term, in everyone’s face all the time, and when he isn’t hanging around Rapunzel, messing with her hair or begging her to finish papers for him, she can get concerned. This school doesn’t have the cleanest record for a lack of death traps (as her mother endlessly reminds her) and Jack can stick his hands in all the wrong places when he’s bored.
It has been nearly an hour and the night is getting aged, and Rapunzel still hasn’t found him. She didn’t get anything from Merida nor Hiccup nor Jack’s odd little band of first-year fanboys. Not even the tell-tale staircases with the trick ice steps came across her. It’s beginning to look to her like Jack is either as lost as her, or is playing a seriously stupid trick.
Prompt by Justine / completelytwitterpated : Barista Jack takes the order of a particularly stunning blonde (or brunette, feel free to decide!) who goes by the name of … “…Rapunzel? Riiiight. Suuure. And how would you spell that?”
I always go overboard when writing Jack. Hence why the shortest thing for him that I’ve written has him not talking. This got long and ambly and I’m so sorry ahaha. Enjoy your Jackunzel flirting anyway hopefully?
PS: I haven’t gone to a coffee shop in what feels like years, and don’t recall actually ordering from a Starbucks. Haha. Hah.
Mostly people will just come up and grab their things and go, but she gives him another disarming grin and takes it right from his hands. She says, “Thank you, Jackson,” and after a puzzled jolt he realises he’s got a nametag on. Uhm. Duh.
“Jack, actually,” he corrects lightly, smirking back. She plucks a straw from the nearby rack and proceeds then to take her first sip of the drink, right here. She seems almost hypnotised by the swirls of caramel, oddly excited by the scrawling of her name on the cup. Enormous green eyes as wondrous as if he’d given her diamonds.
“Is this your first time here, Rapunzel?” he asks, elbows on the counter, testing out the bizarre name. She nods animatedly once again, pairing it with a sheepish smile.
“How could you tell?”
“Normally people don’t make those kinds of eyes at frapps.”
Wow, wow, wow! Hello again Tumblr! It’s been about two full months since I’ve actually been ‘online’ and I noticed there have been some pretty amazing updates (LIKE INSTANT MESSAGING? IS THIS REAL??) and I also realize I’ve lost touch with a lot of online friends :( I apologize if I made you worry, but please know that the last two months spent away from this website have actually been the best two months of my life, spending around 6-7 hours every day (Sundays too?!) working hard on blue Repertory’s adaptation of Urinetown: The Musical!!
Only my second musical, but the very first in my life as an Atenista, I was so so thankful to be given the role of Little Sally. She has the bubbly personality and naiveté of Rapunzel, but also her determination to strive for what is right and to fight for love! Not only did I fall in love with my character, but the cast that I worked with eventually became a second family, and I can’t imagine doing the musical without a single one of them. We’ve all grown so much from where we first started - from music rehearsals, to choreo, to blocking and eventually to TDR and the shows. I honestly wish I had more time with them, but we’re all moving forward to better things now (and we’re also trying to catch up with our grades and studying very hard for Finals hehe).
Perhaps the best part about this adaptation is how our director, Missy Maramara, wanted to present the play. Despite it’s satirical material and caricature-painted characters, Missy taught us to strive for the truth and the grit in our characters - to stop playing attitude and learn to source off your scene partner, to react based on the given circumstances and the objectives that you have rather than simply speaking lines because it’s your cue. I have learned so much about being truthful and living in the now, and that every thing you say or do has a reason, no matter how small. There is no such thing as right or wrong acting - just true or false.
I’m very sad that this chapter of my life has come to a close, but I know that this is the first rung on a ladder that’s only going up, up, up! If anything, I’m just happy I was able to turn the page of this story with everyone involved in this production. All the blood, sweat and tears were worth it - even being away from Tumblr for this long was sort of worth it?! HAHA!
I look forward to catching up with all of you - and I’d like to apologize again for being away for so long! Just wanted to give an update and let you know that this is what I’ve been doing, and I’m okay - better than okay - and welcome to Urinetown :)
A GIANT-ASS THANK YOU TO BEYOURSOLDIER WHO HELPED PLAN THE AU AND WRITE THE LONG DESCRIPTION BELOW THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOUR AMAZINGNESS
HICCUP HADDOCK III. Was raised in a family legendary for their skills in hunting for sport - something Hiccup has never excelled in. After disappointing his father once again when actually adopting an animal he finds in the forest (and naming him Toothless, of all things!), Hiccup is demoted to help run Gobber’s auto shop. One day Granny calls him in to repair a broken stove and (with much awkward fumbling and maybe a little deja vu) he meets a red-headed waitress named Merida.
MERIDA DUNBROCH. Works at Granny’s Diner to save up for the day she gets to see the world beyond Storybrooke’s boundaries (despite her mother’s disapproval). When not at work, she runs out into the woods and practices her archery. One afternoon, she breaks her compound bow and (having no where else to go) decides to seek the local mechanic’s help. Hiccup agrees to fix the bow, which in turn leads to an unlikely friendship (that seems to be a bit too familiar to both of them).
JACK FROST. Having no known relatives in Storybrooke, he lives with the Bennett family who was kind enough to take him in. Widely avoided in town (though no one really understood why they felt the urge to ignore him), he’s been known to be a bit of a loner. Currently part of the staff of the mental ward in which Belle was kept in secret. Was sometimes assigned to her cell, and found himself being especially nice and offering her extra pudding because she reminded him of a little girl he thinks he might have known (Hint: Emma). One day he goes to pick Sophie up from daycare when lo and behold he meets a blonde girl named Rapunzel.
RAPUNZEL CORONA. Adopted and raised by Mother Gothel, who runs Storybrooke’s daycare center. She frequently takes over the place when Gothel leaves to run errands. It is here where she befriends a boy named Jack Frost, who (since then) starts to visit the daycare more and more frequently …to help care for the children, of course. (Surprisingly, he is amazing with kids.) When not at the center, she mostly stays stuck in her room or by the house where she likes to draw the citizens who pass by or the wildflowers that grow by the water.