He knew her like a melody. String to string.
Hair in cascades down her back. Every inch of her committed to memory, haunting him in the early hours of the day.
Is it wrong he did not wish to die with her? What good was it if they were both lost?
Elysium is only as beautiful as it’s limitations.
So he went down and brokered a deal, an arpeggio that he danced to on the way to hell. He wanted so badly to have courage, but his fear was silent knives that slipped between his ribs and forced his neck to turn slightly back.
At least he saw her one last time. Pale and wrapped in gray ash with a smile that put the Gods to shame. Her fingers clawed, desperately reaching for him, but it was just air at his fingertips. It’s a murmur. It’s a whisper. Goodbye.
He thinks maybe he shouldn’t write songs anymore.
he’s written all the songs he had in his soul; they were all for her // L.H.Z
RULES: Post TEN HOWEVER MANY CHARACTERS you’d like to roleplay as, are roleplaying, have roleplayed as & might bring back then TAG TEN people to do the same (if you can’t think of ten characters, just write down however many you can and tag the same amount of people). Please REPOST instead of reblogging.
I AM CURRENTLY ROLEPLAYING:
1. Esmeralda (Notre Dame de Paris / Disney Stage Musical) 2. Kate Marsh (Life is strange / @ofmarshes) 3. Sansa Stark (A Song of Ice and Fire) 4. Theodosia Prevost-Burr (Hamilton/History / @keeplovinganyway)
I WANT TO ROLEPLAY AS:
1. Eurydice/Persephone (Hadestown) 2. This OC Kay and I have been plotting about 3. Lady Catherine (Catherine, Called Birdy) 4. Weasel (A Song of Ice and Fire) 5. Katsa (Graceling) 6. Ellora Amell (Dragon Age OC) 7. Hildegart Rodriguez 8. Ophelia
I HAVE ROLEPLAYED AS ( && MAY ONE DAY WANT TO PLAY AGAIN AS ):
1. Eurydice (Hadestown) 2. Marlene McKinnon (Harry Potter, Marauder’s Era) 3. Roslin Frey (A Song of Ice and Fire) 4. Some very shameful OC’s
You think you’ve got all this love to give, that you’re these decent dudes who just want a princess of their own. And you’ll treasure her and worship her and never hurt her and ugh. You get my point. But I never get why you think that should happen. Because you noticed that the prettiest, smartest girl in your class is in fact the prettiest, smartest girl in your class? Good job, you, that doesn’t tell me why she should care.
Ok so I’m nearing the end of my first year on tumblr and since it’s follow forever season i wanted to thank the people that have made my dashboard a really great place. If you’re on here, thank you for having a great blog!
I was going to wait until winter, but since everyone else seems to be doing this, and since I have the feeling I’m not going to have as much time for Tumblr as I’d like for the rest of this semester…here’s my follow forever! You all are some of the best, smartest, funniest, kindest people I have ever known, and no matter how we met and what fandoms we share, everyone on this list (and quite a few people not on it!) is a beautiful tropical fish who has changed my life for the better and I wish you all the happiness in the world.
Last weekend, I went to see the off-Broadway production of “Hadestown”, a 1920s-esque folk opera retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice. That’s a lot of elements for one show, but yes, really. And it works. It’s based on a 2010 album by Anaïs Mitchell, which you can listen to here, but which is fairly different from the show as it exists now.
It is the best thing I have seen/heard/read in ages, and I want everyone I know to see it immediately so that I can talk about it with more people. Which I realize is a problem, because a) most of you don’t live in NYC, and b) it’s only running until the end of the month. So! Let me tell you about it.
The Orpheus/Eurydice plot plays out fairly close to how it does in the myth: we see them meet, fall in love through Orpheus’s music, Eurydice descends to the Underworld, Orpheus chases after her, they convince Hades and Persephone to let them leave – with, of course, the caveat that they only escape if Orpheus doesn’t look back – and then the tragic ending. The biggest change is in how important the Hades/Persephone relationship and myth is to this play; they become at least co-leads, if not the central figures.
The setting does a lot of work, though it’s more in feel and symbolism than plot points. Orpheus is the great musician, still – but he’s also a penniless romantic that is not particularly concerned with figuring out how to support himself and his new wife, which is a problem in the Depression-esque “Hard Times” of this story. His eventual look back that loses Eurydice – I don’t want to spoil too much, but whew, the show has no sympathy for him. It’s absolutely savage. In the first act, he’s strongly paralleled to Persephone. She seems to be the same sort of feckless dreamer as Orpheus, and Amber Gray, her actress, plays Persephone as a drunken flapper girl who treats summer like an unending party with her as the star. Here’s a photo.
Hades, on the other hand, is the god of work and railroads and industry and factories; “Who makes work for idle hands?” he sings at one point, and yes, he is also much more of a Devil figure here than in the original Greek myth. His underworld is a place where dead souls endlessly build a wall – there’s no particular need for a wall, you see, it’s work simply for the sake of work.
We build the wall to keep out of the enemy, Hades tells his followers, in a catechism-like song, and then asks, “What do we have that they should want?”
The response is: “We have a wall to work upon! We have work and they have none And our work is never done My children, my children And the war is never won The enemy is poverty And the wall keeps out the enemy And we build the wall to keep us free.”
In this version of the story, Eurydice does not so much die as sell her soul to escape hunger and cold – that’s her belting out the final verse of Why We Build the Wall, zealous in her temporary seduction by the underworld’s affluence. She and Persephone are both quite explicitly creatures kept in gilded cages, trading freedom for luxury. And they are both, in different ways, furious about the world that took away their choices. They both feel lied to by the men they’re in a relationship with (this show really has no sympathy for men in general, it’s amazing). The difference between them is that Eurydice still has hope for Orpheus, while Persephone hates Hades in the way that only comes from love that’s died.
However, Persephone is after all a goddess and vastly more powerful, and when Eurydice and Orpheus’s story has ended, hers still goes on, repeating its summer/winter cycle forever. It’s ambiguous as to how complicit she is in the humans’ fates; there’s more than a tinge of A Midsummer Night’s Dream here, the supernatural creatures playing out their own cold war through the proxy of hapless mortals. Persephone loudly announces her hatred for the underworld and Hades throughout the show, but her constant use and pushing of alcohol called to my mind the tempting forgetfulness of Styx. In one song she sings to a nameless soul, half-promising and half-mocking:
“Come here, brother, let me guess It’s the little things you miss Spring flowers, autumn leaves Ask me, brother, and you shall receive. Or maybe these just ain’t enough Maybe you’re looking for some stronger stuff I got a sight for the sorest eye When’s the last time you saw the sky?”
After all, what stops you from escaping more than a little false relief?
The casting is diverse – both Eurydice and Persephone are mixed race black women, in another parallel – and all of the acting was amazing. Nabiyah Be (Eurydice) does so much with tiny facial expressions that felt like they shouldn’t carry out to the whole theater, but she was absolutely magnetizing. And I haven’t even had a chance to mention Hermes (Chris Sullivan)! He, along with the three Fates, works as narrator and storyteller and Greek (ha) chorus, and is also fantastic. Everyone was! I desperately want more people to see this, mainly for selfish reasons including but not limited to: they will write interesting meta for me to read, they will produce a cast album, they will make this the next big theater fandom.
I know it’s a bit pointless for me to recommend this, since again most of you probably won’t be able to see it, but I can’t help it but do so. It’s just so good! If you have an chance, absolutely check it out.
gilmore girls is basically the perfect autumn/winter show it makes my heart so happy
i knowwww it makes me so happy and excited for the season but at the same time i’m sad that i decided to start it so early because i just want to watch it all in one sitting so i can’t take my time to watch it and i’ll be done with it before the right time even comes and i have no comfort food in the house this is a show to watch with comfort food what a bad timing
beth is one of the biggest sweethearts i know and it’s basically a huge privilege to follow her and be her friend b/c she’s so supremely great and sweet and kind and hilarious and wonderful (anyone who is lucky enough to talk to her can attest to that) and i majorly hope she has the greatest day ever and the best year ily beth
You’re one of the greatest people I’ve ever met here and I’m glad you still talk to me after all this time I’ve been annoying you. You’re too cute AND YOU CAN BRAID YOUR HAIR LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS. Thank you for your advices and for introducing me to amazing things like morning glories, marina and the diamonds, lbd and fma. I hope you eat lots and lots of food (save me some cake) and get lots of love (or presents) because you deserve it and much more!! Enjoy your day and I hope all your wishes and dreams come true, never stop believing in them! ALL THE HAPPINES OF THE WORLD TO YOU *HUGS* ILYYYY <33333
01. all of motel california bc of super sleuthing, “i believe you”, roommates, shower sex, sleeping next to each other on the bus oh god i bet they held hands, etc etc.
02. picking out paint colors, matching tattoos, “easy on the physicality sweetheart” protective-girlfriend-lydia hearts in my eyes
03. every time lydia decides she want to dress allison
04. car shenanigans
05. allison shows off her archery to lydia
06. lydia waits in allison’s room and proceeds to show off her latin skills
07. everything, every moment ever
01. OH GOD BATGIRL (stephanie brown, cassandra cain, babs)
02. hawkeye (kate bishop)
03. huntress but omg so many others too i feel like it’s weird that none of these are your typical batman superman green arrow or just any male ever i also like black widow kate kane wonderwoman black canary
04. OMG BLACK CANARY BC DINAH LAUREL LANCE EXCUSE YOU
top 5 clothing items you own, top five 1d members (ranked)
wow clothing is like the trickiest ever:
1. i have a red hoodie with “stilinski” and stiles’ lacrosse number on the back, and “beacon hills” on the front so i mean obviously 2. several dresses from cue (it’d be like choosing a favourite child) 3. yummy sushi pyjamas from peter alexander 4. a red topshop skater dress my best friend bought me that i’ve been basically living in 5. a black velvet blazer no other jacket can compare