Imagine you’re an Asgardian woman married to a nobleman. After a few years into your marriage, he begins to ignore you sexually. Each time you are both invited to royal gatherings, he gets a bit drunk and acts like an ass so you avoid him. You’ve also noticed how incredibly gorgeous Loki is and often had to snap yourself out of staring at him.
Then one day at a gathering while your husband is visibly in ass mode again, you notice Loki ogling you from a point in the room where no one else can see him. He moves his glance elsewhere while sauntering in your direction and you feel your heart quickening as he approaches. He smiles upon reaching you and you feel yourself softly beginning to quiver from his close proximity. “How are you this evening Corina?”
“Good and you prince Loki?” You manage to mutter. As he continues talking, he sneakily places a small note into your dress pocket, smiling even wider when your breath slightly hitches from his touch.
“Very well thank you. I do hope you enjoy the rest of this evening’s festivities.” Then he nods and begins walking away. You slowly make your way to the exit and once reaching the corridor, pick up your pace towards the ladies room. Inside the privacy of a stall, your eyes widen as you read the note and a rush of heat floods your cheeks and core at its words…..
“You are an exquisite beauty, Corina. He’s a fool to ignore you. Meet me at this location in fifteen minutes and we can ‘talk’. I assure you he’ll be well distracted and won’t notice you missing.”
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I suppose these aren’t really first impressions anymore since I’ve had an hour to think about them, but here we go anyway.
That was completely phenomenal. I feel so proud and happy, especially of Theo. Samuel was tearing up at curtain call and he just looked so overwhelmed with joy.
I love the interplay between Thomas and James a lot. They have some hilarious little moments that just work so well. I also love how Thomas is with Rakie. They just glow as a couple. It’s beautiful.
Scorbus is real. I don’t really know what else to tell you. There were some truly unnecessary hugs in Godric’s Hollow, and in the penultimate scene, when Albus said ‘Better ask Rose if it’s the right thing to do’, he walked his fingers up Scorpius’s outstretched arm. Also, when Rose showed up, Scorpius started patting Albus on the shoulders like 'we’re just bros being bros, this is what bros do, we’re totally chill and not at all being awkward and talking about how you pity me’, but it just wasn’t the sort of thing you start doing when the girl you fancy appears. Not at all. Oh, and in the slow mo transition into one of the church scenes, Scorpius started waving at Albus like it had been ages since they saw each other and he’d missed him.
Theo is going to be really funny. He was tonight. He had some brilliant little moments. When they couldn’t understand the station master he stepped back and gestured to Scorpius like 'you deal with this because I cannot’. And when they were hiding from Bathilda he sort of leant against the wall and attempted to look super casual. Also he started laughing when Scorpius said he thought he might make the Quidditch team eventually. Apparently he has zero confidence in Scorpius’s Quidditch abilities. And most importantly, he nailed the pigeon racing line.
James Howard was great in all his scenes. Some super cute moments between him and Samuel. Also I like him with Jamie. Great farmer’s market line. Also, I think he handed Scorpius Delphi’s wand? He definitely did something, but Scorpius was looking at his hands like he’d just received something amazing and terrifying in equal measure.
Jamie. Jamie Jamie Jamie. I just enjoyed him. He got more shouty and angsty as it went along. The scene in Harry’s office will be great, and I loved how he listened to Dumbledore. He was fantastic during the Transfiguration part. The opening Incendio of the duel was bang on. And the last scene was sweet as hell. Just lovely.
Ginny gave Albus an extra hug after the initial one when they arrived in Godric’s Hollow.
I adore Rakie. I think she’s great.
April and Rupert were absolutely wonderful as Lily and James, and I loved the interaction between Lily and Albus. Albus started off hiding, but then walked out when he saw the blanket, like he couldn’t resist, and Lily waved back at him in confusion when he waved to her.
Annabel was on fire. Even John Tiffany thought so. She was simply incredible. Absolutely came alive as evil Delphi at the height of her powers.
Honestly, I just love everyone. This show is in safe hands. I feel so confident in every one of these cast members. I had so much fun tonight. And everyone is so sweet at stage door.
I was talking to Sonia at stage door, and she was saying that she’s in the business of creating families. A cast is a family. And this is a really wonderful family who have so much time ahead to bond and grow. They’re going to be, already are, amazing.
Watch this space for a full recap once I gather my thoughts and stop flailing!
The two voice layers in ‘From The Dining Table’ are absolutely fascinating. Take the time to immerse yourself. Complete silence. Headphones in. The left-hand side is so… numb… lifeless. The right-hand side is desperate… broken. It’s genuinely fucking fascinating and beautiful and heartbreaking.
Over the course of nine years shinee has remained intact as a group. Each of the five members have been able to achieve a multitude of milestones within the first half of their life that stem from different career paths all alongside of being relentlessly involved in group activities. They have never placed restrictions on themselves with what they can and cannot do, and even if circumstances were present they have always surpassed them. Even after debuting nearly a decade ago shinee remain being the definition of constant innovation, as they continue paving the path ahead of them, and for all those who follow behind.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Recap: Part One, 24th May
Where to begin with this? I’m not sure whether to give
opening assessments of the characters first, or line by line details. How about
we start with the characters!
Thomas is just really delightfully funny. You forget that he
doesn’t look like Ron, because he inhabits the character so well. Because he’s
so jovial and bubbly all the time, the second timeline Ron is a stark and
entertaining contrast. I think he’s brilliant, and he’s one of about five or
six cast members who is completely nailing it already.
I adore Rakie. She exudes Hermione’s authority, and she has
this beautiful sort of Hermione-ish quality to her that I’m not sure I ever
personally felt from Noma. She just has this presence about her. I feel so
comfortable when she’s on stage, I trust her implicitly, and she and Thomas
have already given me one of my favourite ever Romione moments.
Helen’s Rose is simply adorable. She’s young and bubbly and
seems like she’s having so much fun. I love how she has no time for Scorpius’s
flirting, and she seems to have such a sweet relationship with her parents.
I was surprised and delighted by how much I liked Jamie. I
was really worried about him, because in the past I don’t have a good track
record of enjoying Harrys who weren’t played by Jamie Parker, but I didn’t have
any issues with him. There were a couple of decisions that he made that I
thought were really beautiful, especially in the second timeline. I could
really feel a change between his normal timeline Harry and how he was in the
second timeline. You could tell, especially at times in that timeline, that he
loves Albus and wants the best for him.
I lot of the good Ginny moments come in Part Two (which I
hadn’t realised; it’s fascinating how a new cast changes the whole balance and
feel of the show), so I don’t think we’ve seen too much of Emma yet. But what I
have seen I’ve liked, especially things she did around the duel scene. I can’t
help but wonder if this cast have rehearsed the second timeline a lot, because that
felt the most complete section of Part One for me.
From the first moment I saw the first photo of Theo in
character, my impression was that he was uptight and insecure and nerdy, and
that’s exactly what we got on stage. The photos and videos actually do give a
really good sense of how these characters are being played, looking back on
them with hindsight. I think Theo is really scared, but there are flashes of
how he will be when he’s relaxed, and I do think we got a small sense of how
he’ll be playing Albus going forward, which is entirely contrary to anything
Sam or Tom ever did (although I actually really like that).
James has always been my favourite Draco. He exudes
confidence and pain, and is one of those actors who’s shining. His Draco feels
the most complete of all the characters on the stage, just because he’s had so
much time to dig into him. I am so excited for his big moments in Act Two. I
should also mention that it helps that James seems to have chemistry with
everyone, from Thomas, to Jamie, to Samuel. All the people you want him to have
There is nothing to be said about Samuel beyond wow. His
Scorpius is nothing like anything we’ve ever seen before. In a similar way to
Theo, it’s the opposite to how Anthony or James played Scorpius. Brimming with
confidence. Enthusiastic and excitable. His crush on Rose is so explicit and
painfully cute. He’s just adorable, and he’s owning this character in a
completely new way. Scorpius is Samuel’s now, and I’m delighted with him.
And with all that initial assessment out of the way, let’s
have a look at the play itself!