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anonymous asked:

Who's your favorite character from every fandom you're in?

This is going to be a long list lol. “Hold onto your butts.”

The Legend of Zelda: Link
Star Wars: Obi-wan Kenobi
Uncharted: Nathan Drake
Fire Emblem: Chrom (Awakening)
Ace Attorney: Miles Edgeworth
Power Rangers: Sir Ivan of Zandar (Dino Charge)
Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Star Butttterfly
Gravity Falls: Bill Cipher
Steven Universe: Garnet
X-Men: Wolverine
Marvel: Captain America/Steve Rogers
DC: The Flash/Wally West (Justice League cartoon)
Samurai Jack: Samurai Jack (duh)
Avatar: Zuko

AND NOW SOME OBSCURE TV SHOWS FROM THE 70s AND 80s THAT NOBODY CARES ABOUT BUT HAVE THE TINIEST FANDOMS

CHiPs: Frank Poncherello
Knight Rider: K.I.T.T.
The A-Team: Templeton “Faceman” Peck
The Dukes of Hazzard: Beauregard “Bo” Duke
Emergency!: Johnny Gage
Adam-12: Jim Reed
Simon & Simon: A.J. Simon
Quantum Leap: Dr. Sam Beckett

I think that is most of the ones that I’m usually thinking about lol. Enjoy that list :D

zodiac signs + songs for each letter
  • Aries: All You Need Is Love (The Beatles) // Rape me (Nirvana) // Is This Happiness (Lana Del Rey) // Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles) // Show must go on (Queen)
  • Taurus: The Beach (The Neighbourhood) // Art Deco (Lana Del Rey) // Under pressure (Queen) // Ride (Lana Del Rey) // U&I (The Neighbourhood) // Sing (Ed Sheeran)
  • Gemini: Good Morning Good Morning (The Beatles) // Evil Walks (AC/DC) // Money Power Glory (Lana Del Rey) // Innuendo (Queen) // No Grey (The Neighbourhood)// In Bloom (Nirvana)
  • Cancer: Coma (Guns n' Roses) // All Apologies (Nirvana) // Never Let Me Go (Lana Del Rey) // Come Together (The Beatles) // Endless river (Pink Floyd) // Robbers (The 1975)
  • Leo: Luxury (The Rolling Stones) // Everything I Didn't Say (5SOS) // Over the Hills and Far Away (Led Zeppelin)
  • Virgo: Vogue (Madonna) // In My Life (The Beatles) // Run for your life (The Beatles) // God Knows I Tried (Lana Del Rey) // One for the road (Arctic Monkeys)
  • Libra: Living Dead (Marina & The Diamonds) // Invisible (5SOS) // Body Electric (Lana Del Rey) // Reckless Serenade (Arctic Monkeys) // Another one bites the dust (Queen)
  • Scorpio: Seven Devils (Florence + The Machine) // Come As You Are (Nirvana) // Old Yellow Bricks (Arctic Monkeys) // R.I.P. 2 My Youth (The Neighbourhood) // Prey (The Neighbourhood) // It's Late (Queen) // One Vision (Queen)
  • Sagittarius: Scandal (Queen) // Acid Queen (The Who) // Gasoline (Halsey) // In Only Seven Days (Queen) // The Rain Song (Led Zeppelin) // The Seventh Seal (Van Halen) // American (Lana Del Rey) // Religion (Lana Del Rey) // I Bet My Life (Imagine Dragons) // Under The Board Walk (The Rolling Stones) // She's Thunderstorms (Arctic Monkeys)
  • Capricorn: Criminals Run The World (Lana Del Rey) // Afraid (The Neighbourhood) // Polly (Nirvana) // Route 66 (The Rolling Stones) // I Can't Quit You Baby (Led Zeppelin) // Civil War (Guns n' Roses) // Octopus's Garden (The Beatles) // R U Mine (Arctic Monkeys) // New Americana (Halsey)
  • Aquarius: All Dead, All Dead (Queen) // Queen of Disaster (Lana Del Rey) // Ultraviolence (Lana Del Rey) // A Little Death (The Neighbourhood) // Rip this joint (The Rolling Stones) // I Got The Blues (The Rolling Stones) // Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars) // Small (Queen)
  • Pisces: Pennyroyal Tea (Nirvana) // I Hate Myself And Want To Die (Nirvana) // Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) // Castle (Halsey) // End of The World (Lana Del Rey) // Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
  • (don't judge my music taste)
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Angus: AC/DC alternating current direct current.

             It’s power. Power source. 

             This is what it means.

Brian:  Yeah Electricity

Angus: As for the other thing,

              you know,

              ask my boyfriend.

Brian:   Oh, thanks

                             Happy Birthday Angus Young!

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So, if I have ultimate directorial control over Starlight Express, with the only provisos being that it is performable, and entertains the audience, this is how I would do it…

Song List:

Overture

Rolling Stock

Call Me Rusty (short)

Lotta Locomotion

Freight

Entry of Nationals

AC/DC

Pumping Iron

Coda Freight

He Whistled At Me

Race 1

There’s Me

Poppa’s Blues

Belle’s Song

Race 2

Laughing Stock

Starlight Express

Parade/Pearl Twirl

UNCOUPLED

Girls’ Rolling Stock

Wide Smile, High Style

Uphill Final

You’re No Engine

Right Place, Right Time

Starlight Sequence

Rusty and Dustin

Dinah’s Disco

Downhill Final

No Comeback

One Rock'n'Roll Too Many

Only You

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Megamix

So this list includes named scenes of “recit” more or less, the sung-through dialogue, so the list seems intimidating as a running order but in fact it’s not significantly more than the current approx 2 hour show.

First off, the biggest change I’m making here, Electra is female. In the original cast, Electra was understudied by Nancy Wood, and seems that his big thing about “Switch and change my frequency” was as much bigender as bisexual. Indeed, the 1987 “Concept” album that was produced in place of a Broadway cast album has AC/DC sung by a woman. So I’m restoring the concept rather than coming up with something new. This also tackles the biggest problem of misogyny within the show, that all the engines are big strong males, and the female characters are all decorative, passive players in the game. This also opens up the male/female balance a bit, giving us 9 female roles (including Belle of course) to 15 male. It’s a bit of an improvement at least. However this does lead to issues, where in newer versions of the show there’s a love triangle with Pearl choosing between Rusty and Electra. While I’d love to explore the emotional depths of a young girl dealing with her first “girl crush”, I don’t think Starlight really offers us the platform, so again reverting to the original, where she’s dreaming of her dream train, and incidentally agrees to race with Electra as she otherwise didn’t have a partner at all.

Generally, I want the cast to have a fair amount of flexibility with tick-overs (distinctive character based ad-libs and repeated motions) and playing about with the characters, to emphasise the human side of the anthropomorphic characterisation, while costume and story reinforce the toy train elements.

Overture

The magical orchestral overture, complete with the toy trains that had been running round the set during incoming magically coming to life! (Skate-round by cast in near blackout) The sweeping repetitions of the “Starlight Express” melody build and build, and something magical is about to happen, when -

Rolling Stock

We’re run over by a diesel train! Loud rock interruption as the reigning champion introduces himself, with his gang of anonymous black diesel engines. Dazzling spectacle of skating tricks and aggression, bit of breaking 4th wall to interact with audience in dance break.

Call Me Rusty (short)

Later London version. Little Rusty the steam shunter gets pushed around by Greaseball and gang (But not the Nationals with their “where’s my schedule!”, not got Nationals on yet) Rusty goes to fetch the coaches, indignant and angry, not taking sufficient care pulling the coaches.

Lotta Locomotion

Original version, each coach having a verse to herself. Cute, bouncy, peppy, introducing us to the girls. No slow version of “He Whistled”.

Freight

Original version, including Caboose. Plenty of interaction between the freight, coaches, and Rusty watching off to one side.

Entry of Nationals

Control announces the start of the racing, each competitor comes forward, starting with Greaseball, then all 6 Nationals (including Princey) and as he’s finishing, Control announces a slight problem, a power drain, all the lights dim, all the characters (Coaches, Freight, Nationals, Rusty) power down…

AC/DC

And a single laser pierces the gloom, spreads to a cone, and strange shadowy shapes appear, the first has a gun! The components introduce themselves, complete with New London banter (Electra must be rich to have his own repair truck!/or unreliable, hurhur…) The bridge spins amidst flashing lights, and here SHE COMES… She’s smooth, elegant, effortlessly powerful and in control. Her five components respond to her slightest gesture, her presence is hypnotic. She controls electricity and magnetism, pulling anyone she wants to her. And Pearl is the newest, shiniest thing there, she pulls the coach closer, and everyone else spirals around them, until Electra breaks the formation to finish the song.

Pumping Iron

As Electra takes her applause, a furious Diesel is heard from the back of the auditorium. Greaseball comes in full speed, as different to Electra as imaginable, all testosterone manliness. Electra and components retreat to the side of the stage, the freight and nationals are around the back and other side. As Greaseball sings, he pulls first fiery Joule, then ice queen Volta into dancing with him. After watching a few moments, Electra storms off in disgust while Greaseball dances rock'n'roll moves on wheels with the girls. The freight and Nationals are ticking over or boogeing along, with quite a lot of freedom for the performers to ad-lib. Greaseball finishes, posing, with “Man, I am SO Beautiful, I’m Pumping Iron”.

Coda Freight

Electra comes back in, zaps Greaseball to get his attention, and formally challenges him to race. Control announces that everyone needs to find a partner, and one by one, the competitors pick partners. At the end, Pearl finds herself having missed out, as each engine who came forward wasn’t right, and another wagon got there first. Rusty hasn’t entered as a racer, but asks Pearl what’s wrong. She’s waiting for her dream train to whistle at her – Rusty volunteers he has a whistle? But no, that’s not right. Pearl drifts off into a dream…

He Whistled At Me

Rather than Pearl deliberating between two “lovers”, one of whom she met 5 minutes ago, Pearl sings an upbeat number about her dream train… who sounds remarkably like a steam train who she might have just been having a conversation with. But not quite. A more confident, more accomplished steam train.

Purse, Electra’s money truck, appears and pleads with Pearl to race with his mistress. Pearl asks if Electra can whistle – Purse is shocked and disgusted at the suggestion. But, Pearl can race with Electra or sit in the sidings, so she follows Purse.

Race 1

Four race structure – four engines, two winners make the final. The melodies in the race music reflect the action, different tunes representing different competitors. Call Me Rusty, Wide Smile, No Comeback…

Greaseball – Dinah

Bobo – Ashley

Turnov – Caboose

Hashamoto – Volta

The first race is a dirty business, a lot of underhand cheating between Greaseball and Caboose. First Turnov is incapacitated, then Caboose breaks Volta and steals Hashamoto. Then he drives Hashamoto into a crash while Greaseball slows Bobo enough to pass and take first place. Bobo and Ashley take the second place. Technically the other two racers don’t even complete the race.

Dinah is upset that they cheated, which angers Greaseball and he dumps her. Caboose comes in to talk to Greaseball, and sees Dinah crying in the corner. He makes to leave with Greaseball, but returns to sing to Dinah.

There’s Me

Duet version, Caboose gently lifts Dinah’s spirits and encourages her. But what are his motives? He seems genuinely sweet and caring for her, but has just conspired to throw the race with her now ex-boyfriend.

Poppa’s Blues

Poppa is in the freight yard with the freight – Rockies, Flat-top, and Dustin. He’s singing the Blues – a song with no direct relation to the show, but it’s somewhat iconic. The Freight are ad-libbing, the Rockies showing off dance moves.

A depressed Rusty comes in, he’s in love with Pearl but she wouldn’t believe he was the engine for her, and he didn’t qualify for a place in the race so can’t prove himself. But Poppa’s not listening, he’s remembering the days when he was a winner, him and his old sleeping car…

Belle’s Song

From behind an old buffer, emerges Belle, singing of her past glory days. She may not have looks and youth, but experience is important… Poppa and Belle tell Rusty to believe in the Starlight Express, to not give up hope.

Control interrupts and announces the cancellation of the British train – to Rocky 1’s devastation, he’s lost his race partner. But that means there’s a free space! Poppa and Belle turn to Rusty, but he’s sulking. Not without Pearl. Poppa instead turns to Belle, and they couple up to race one last time.

Race 2

Electra – Pearl

Poppa – Belle

Ruhrgold – Joule

Espresso – Buffy

A real generation clash – Electra and Pearl are a much lighter and more agile team, and Electra has the ability to shock her opponents. But she is also over-confident and lacking strategy, and grossly under-estimated the older pair. Joule, Electra’s component, works to derail Espresso and Buffy, but wants second place for herself and Ruhrgold. But at the last minute they’re overtaken by Poppa and Belle.

Laughing Stock

the Freight and non-racing Components gathered at the finish line – the components left with their winning mistress, and Rusty and Freight rush over to congratulate Poppa. But he collapses in exhaustion, too old to race anymore. He begs Rusty to take his place, but Rusty turns away. Greaseball and his gang burst in, and mock Rusty, pushing him around. Electra, Pearl and Components sweep in, Pearl sings that this might be her dream – they won after all! Then a little voice, Caboose encourages Rusty to try, he’s got a friend… Rusty symbolically takes Poppa’s helmet and agrees to race.

Starlight Express

Rusty, left alone, reflects on the legend of the Starlight Express. But he doesn’t believe this train is real, and asks for a sign, something to have faith in.

**Interval! Get a drink. You’ve earned it.**

Parade/Pearl Twirl

Act 2 begins with an orchestral entr'acte, stating the Starlight Express theme, “Call Me Rusty” and “He Whistled At Me”, and flings us into a confusion of an argument as characters appear from all over, laughing at Rusty, Electra mocking Greaseball for racing with a Dining car – good point, Greaseball’s left her. Maybe he’ll have Pearl instead. Control tries to take control, and Greaseball invites Pearl, breaking Dinah’s heart again as her best friend takes up with her ex. Electra is furious too, but they’re all swept up in the quest for Victory. (no godawful painfully dated Rap please!)

UNCOUPLED

Dinah is left behind when Greaseball and Pearl skate off right past her, Belle, Ashley and Buffy come over and get her to open up. Dinah is a little bit over-dramatic in her devastated grief. But her friends stay with her.

Girls’ Rolling Stock

With Dinah in a puddle on the floor, the older coaches pick her up and encourage her to fight back and get her man back.

Wide Smile, High Style

Caboose meets in secret with Greaseball and some of his gang. Greaseball wants to know what he’s doing helping Rusty, but Caboose explains that he’s going to swing it so Greaseball wins. They’ve not yet seen what Rusty is capable of, and on his own he might be a threat. But Caboose will fix it. (No Electra, Caboose and Greaseball, and Gang sing the number. Electra knows nothing about Caboose’s machinations)

Uphill Final

Greaseball – Pearl

Electra – Dinah

Rusty – Caboose

Bobo – Ashley

The race is cancelled halfway through – Greaseball and Electra have gotten so tangled fighting, Ashley’s checking Dinah’s ok rather than letting Bobo get ahead, and Rusty and Caboose have taken the lead. Greaseball yells at Caboose to “Break him/Brake him” (Gotta love Stilgoe puns!) And Caboose sends Rusty crashing down the bowl from the upper level. Control calls a 15 minute break before the re-run, and the marshalls come in to break up the fights and clear up the wreck.

You’re No Engine

Rusty blames Caboose right away, but the Marshalls ignore him. Greaseball and Caboose congratulate each other, and Pearl finally twigs it was a set up, and threatens to tell the marshalls. Each move she makes takes her further from her dream train. Caboose mocks the broken and bruised Rusty, showing just how insane he truly is, drunk on the destruction.

Poor Rusty limps off away from the crash site, and happens across the Rockies.

Right Place, Right Time

The Rockies share their own unique brand of bleak encouragement. You’ll never win, accept it. The three brothers show off their best tricks, breakdancing on wheels. If even these magnificently fit fighters can’t win, what hope has Rusty got? None.

Starlight Sequence

Alone again, an absolutely rock-bottom Rusty cries out the Starlight Express, this legendary engine who Poppa is so sure can help. Mystical lights shine in the darkness, the Starlight Express theme builds from the quietest whisper, Rusty cries out for the Starlight Express – and is answered! By a warm, strong, somehow familiar voice, telling him to look within himself and he can achieve anything. Finally convinced by being in the presence of this mythical spirit, Rusty promises “I won’t let you down”.

Rusty and Dustin

As Rusty picks himself and his race helmet up to head back to the races, he hears a cough. Dustin had been napping nearby, and swears he saw it too… They head off back to the races.

Dinah’s Disco

Dinah, Electra, and components swoop in. Dinah is not impressed with racing with this Electric engine, she’s lacking essential apparatus! Dinah has had it, and isn’t racing any further. Electra, unperturbed by this, calls Caboose to be her race partner. Electra, having had no involvement in the scheming earlier, doesn’t realise why this is a bad idea…

The racers for the downhill final assemble, including Rusty with Dustin, the big heavy coal hopper, the least likely race partner (who at this point hasn’t raced at all)

Downhill Final

Greaseball – Pearl

Electra – Caboose

Bobo – Ashley

Rusty – Dustin

It’s a dirty race from the outset. Greaseball knocks Bobo and Ashley out early on, giving Electra and Rusty a lead. But Dustin’s too heavy, they fall behind. Electra tries to zap Greaseball, but misses, getting Pearl and injuring her. She’s careening out of control, but Rusty gives up his pace to rescue her. In the meantime, Greaseball, Electra, and Caboose are bickering and fighting, Caboose getting more and more erratic and switching between them. Rusty and Dustin overtake at the last minute, Electra crosses the finish line behind them, alone, and Greaseball and Caboose never emerge from the tunnel.

Everyone else is, of course, waiting at the finish line to congratulate the winner, but Rusty immediately leaves singing “I must find Pearl”. Electra limps across the finish line in his wake…

No Comeback

Electra is pissed. She has just lost the race in front of EVERYBODY. She zaps electricity back and forth, tries to summon her components but her control over them is sporadic and they fight free. She storms off in a shower of sparks and flashes and following blackout.

One Rock'n'Roll Too Many

The only light visible is a glow from the tunnel, and a wreck emerges, Caboose and Greaseball have gotten entangled and crushed together. The Freight, Components, Nationals, Ashley and Buffy, are all watching their humiliating and entertaining defeat.

Poppa and Belle roll in, demanding to know what’s happened to Rusty. Dustin tells them he went looking for Pearl – where’s Pearl? Greaseball and Caboose are dragged up to take everyone to where they last saw her.

Only You

Pearl, on her own and injured, stops to reflect that her one true friend, the one who really loves her, has been there all the time and she’s behaved awfully towards him, and her best friends. Oh dear. Rusty finds her, and she apologises for making him lose the race. But he didn’t lose, she made him win! (She sings the simpler solo version of the original song, the “Du Allein” version rather than the huge belt version or the more modern over-produced version)

Poppa and the ensemble catch up with them to give Rusty congratulations for winning, and getting the girl. Greaseball and Caboose have gotten that far then collapsed, no longer wrecked together. Dinah can’t help being moved to pity poor injured Greaseball, and she accepts his apology.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Poppa suggests that Greaseball could be converted to Steam, which has the appeal of being independent from Control, who takes exception at this. Poppa then leads a rousing song about hope and steam power. At some point Electra comes back onstage in time for bows, possibly not until the megamix. She and Caboose finish the show unredeemed- Caboose has has his come-uppance in that he caused the crash and cost Electra the championship, but Electra has left in a storm of humiliation. As a character she has no reason to be happy clappy along with the end of the story, so it would make sense for her not to come back til the megamix I guess?

Megamix

Fun recap of the characters and songs – extended bows essentially, plus audience interaction, cheesy but a lot of fun! Then in the German tradition, the band run onstage for a final bow with the cast, and switch to canned exit music.

here’s to us, a thrilling adventure hour/beyond belief fanmix

here’s to us paul f. tompkins/paget brewster - for those about to rock ac/dca little party never killed nobody fergiehoneybee steam powered giraffeyou’re gonna go far, kid the offspring - we were rock & roll janelle monae wicked girls seanan mcguirei believe in a thing called love the darknessi’m sticking with you the velvet undergroundmonster kanye westi’m gonna be (500 miles) the proclaimersbad reputation joan jett thriller michael jacksoncarry on my wayward son lullaby (stormy edit) aelabee/burgundy octopusi will follow you into the dark death cab for cutie

If you like any of the following, we are friends:

AC/DC
Led Zeppelin
Steam Powered Giraffe
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Reel Big Fish
The Ink Spots
Da Vinci’s Notebook
Panic! At the Disco
Fall Out Boy
Modest Mouse
Journey
Queen
Jeff Buckley
Paul Gilbert
Racer X (Paul Gilbert)
Mr. Big (Paul Gilbert)

please talk to me friends

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The 12X36 TRIO is completed with all Millwork/Cabinets, Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances. The 12X36 features 12VDC Lighting Circuits, and a AC/DC Power Center for ‘plug-and-play’ connection to renewable power sources, such as Solar (PV) and wind. The HVAC system is comprised of an integrated, tankless domestic-hot-water system and air-handler that has a total annual carbon footprint of less than 0.5 Metric Tons annually (almost 20 times less than a conventional home). All woods are FSC certified and formaldehyde-free. The Western Red Cedar used for the exterior cladding and interior finish in the washroom is both aesthetically pleasing and has a natural resistance to mold and rot.

time to rock ‘n’ roll- “you can call the guardians whatever you want to, but to the rest of the galaxy, all the people we’ve helped…the guardians are the good guys”

i. here comes the reign- les friction | ii. radioactive - imagine dragons | iii. panic station - muse | iv. TNT (remix)- AC/DC | v. power - kanye west | vi. seven nation army - the white stripes | vii. old yellow bricks - arctic monkeys | viii. heads will roll - yeah yeah yeahs | ix. you’re gonna go far, kid - the offspring | x. holiday- green day | xi.  purify - placebo | xii. pacific rim theme (cover) - little v mills  | xiii. hey brother - avicii

[LISTEN]

let’s say you have a monster inside you all the time, pulling your strings”

a mix for the rise of lord hal [listen]

autoclave - the mountain goats {my last chance to feel human begins to vaporize} // oh no! - marina and the diamonds {one track mind one track heart if i fail i’ll fall apart} // the war inside - switchfoot {i am the war inside i am the battle line i am the rising tide} // dancing with myself - billy idol {i’ll be dancing with myself} // disco//very - warpaint {don’t you battle we’ll kill you we’ll rip you up and tear you in two} // shankill butchers - the decemberists {everybody moan everybody shake the shankill butchers wanna catch you awake} // a rush of blood to the head - coldplay {i’m gonna buy this place and burn it down i’m gonna put it six feet underground} // fresh blood - eels {after the fires before the flood my sweet baby i need fresh blood} // tnt - ac/dc {i’m a power load watch me explode}