from the west side with love

Best Out-of-Context Lines From Musicals

- “Sit down John, you fat motherfucker!”

- “Screw the middle classes, I will never accept them!”

- “Consider yourself part of the furniture.”

- “Now shut your face.”

- “Henry can’t really stay; he’s got rabies.”

- “I love you even though it does not matter that I still don’t know your name.”

- “The internet is not for porn!”

- “Miss America should just resign!”

- “No one keeps a cow for a friend!”

- “Lot 666 then.”

- “Nothing can bend the will like half-Castilian men!”

- “Sometimes my father appeared to enjoy having children.”

  • Me meeting someone new: I don't know who you are, or where you come from, bUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING-
  • Every friend around: oh no
  • Me: *deep breath*
  • Friend: here we go
  • Me: Deaf Spring Awakening is so fucking good and waitress' set should've won a tony and heathers needs to go on Broadway and tuck everlasting needs more love and I need to just hold onto every single cast member of Hamilton forever and keep them safe and warm and also another thing is that the Tonys were good this year but Hamilton won too much stuff and American psychos lighting is so fucking good and the color purple is so damn beautiful and Wicked is just a classic and oh god west side story is better than Romeo and Juliet and les mis is just so tragic and-

The Sidewalks of New York
➝ A Merthur AU fanfiction.
AO3 | FF ]

Rating: M
Word Count: 161.2K

New York City, 1925. Jazz, flappers, parties, and violence. In the midst of Prohibition, crime boss Arthur Pendragon and his gang, the Knights of the Round Table, arrive from London to open a speakeasy in Chelsea. Fearing they’ll lose their hold on Manhattan’s West Side, the Black Kings send Merlin Emrys to spy on the Knights. The two gangs quickly become rivals, and there is no place for love in war.

badass soprano songs [x]
a list of songs with notes that go up into the stratosphere (requested by rocioolayab​)

many a new day (oklahoma!) // a little bit in love (wonderful town) // i could be happy with you (the boy friend) // waitin’ for my dearie (brigadoon) // i could have danced all night (my fair lady) // my white knight (the music man) // when did i fall in love (fiorello!) // before i gaze at you again (camelot) // much more (the fantasticks) // one boy (bye bye birdie) // i feel pretty (west side story) // far from the home i love (fiddler on the roof) // i loved (jacques brel is alive and well and living in paris) // take care of this house (1600 pennsylvania avenue) // green finch and linnet bird (sweeney todd) // unexpected song (song and dance) // how could i ever know (the secret garden) // children of the wind (rags) // he plays the violin (1776) // if i were a bell (guys & dolls) // vanilla ice cream (she loves me) // ribbons down my back (hello, dolly!) // bill (show boat) // lovely (a funny thing happened on the way to the forum) // christmas lullably (songs for a new world) // in his eyes (jekyll & hyde) // glitter and be gay (candide) // your daddy’s son (ragtime) // cry like the wind (do re mi) // follow your heart (urinetown) // on the steps of the palace (into the woods) // popular (wicked) // love, look away (flower drum song) // the beauty is (the light in the piazza) // simple little things (110 in the shade) // come home (allegro) // cute boys with short haircuts (vanities) // goodbye, little dream, goodbye (anything goes) // think of me (phantom of the opera) // sweet thursday (pipe dream) // not a day goes by (merrily we roll along) // rosa’s confession (the mystery of edwin drood) // in my own little corner (cinderella) // climb ev'ry mountain (the sound of music) // i don’t know what i’d do (a gentleman’s guide to love and murder) // never (on the twentieth century) // getting to know you (the king and i)

alto | tenor | bass


Some of the best act-closing numbers from musicals.

one day more - les miserables / a light in the dark - next to normal / i remember how those boys could dance - carrie the musical / sante fe - newsies / this time next year - sunset boulevard / who i’d be - shrek the musical / our love is god - heathers / pretty funny - dogfight / now (it’s just the gas) - little shop of horrors / i’ve never been in love before - guys and dolls / bring it on - bring it on / defying gravity - wicked / ever after - into the woods / i believe - spring awakening / man up - the book of mormon / to dance again - a very potter musical / quintet - west side story / happy ending - twisted / i am what i am - la cage aux folles / so much better - legally blonde / there’s a fine, fine line - avenue q / this world will remember us - bonnie and clyde / marry me a little - company / the book report - you’re a good man, charlie brown / bottom’s gonna be on top - something rotten! / everything’s coming up roses - gypsy / status quo - starship / a little priest - sweeney todd / pinball wizard - the who’s tommy / non-stop - hamilton


Prompt:  Hi!! Could you do one where the reader is a singer and goes on carpool karaoke w James cordon and she’s asked about what’s going on between her and seb and she announces that they’re together or something like that?! Thanks (: Xxxx

Warnings: Les Mis spoilers I guess!

Author’s Note: asdfghjkl I fell in love with this as soon as I read the prompt!!!! This one is for my Broadway junkies! We should form a Broadway gang….like West Side Story but only one sided.

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Since my sister, Natali, and I were little girls, my mother and father made sure the kitchen was the centerpiece of our household. We had dinner as family every night and ate delicious cookbookitalian-style meals that were made with love from recipes that had been passed down for generations on both sides of my family. Recipes from ancestors in Naso – a town in Messina Province of Sicily – Santa Lucia and Venice live on through my family, each with its own distinct twist in flavor. The uniqueness of this cookbook and our family restaurant, Joanne Trattoria, lies in the influence of the immigration of our families from Italy through Ellis Island to New Jersey (where my father was raised) and West Virginia (where my mother was raised).

The smell, every Sunday, of a pot of fresh “gravy,” as we would call it instead of “tomato sauce,” is one of the fondest memories I have from my childhood. I recall the smell of roasting sausages as they were dropped delicately into a slowly simmering 9-12 hour sauce. I remember the smile as my butter knife snapped open the outer layer and the juices filled my plate, sopped up by fresh pasta and followed by a crispy chopped salad made by my mother. Red wine that my father and grandfather Giuseppe made in our laundry room in the basement, sifted through cheesecloth as it was poured for everyone at the table.

We would say a prayer and then eat as a family. We ended each prayer in memory of my father’s sister, Joanne, whose name has become the symbol both of our family’s majestic accomplishments and of our losses along the way. We always knew there was a plate at the table missing, and we ask that when you prepare these traditional family dishes you honor the memory of those you love and those you’ve lost, and cook with the intention of strengthening the bonds of family and friendship in the place us Italians think is best: The Kitchen.

Love, Stefani Joanne Germanotta

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How They Fell In Love With You - S.T.A.R. Labs Imagines

Barry Allen

You had the perfect timing. You were always by Barry’s side when he needed you, and you were never in so much danger that he decided it would be best to end the relationship for your sake. In the end, you were able to keep up with the fastest man alive.

Caitlin Snow

After her past experiences dating gone wrong, Cait was slow was warm up to you. But somehow, things always managed to go from professional to casual. The deal was sealed when you brought her home from a long night’s overworking. You shared your pasts and Cait finally felt safe around you.

Cisco Ramone

Where else would meet but ComiCon? You met by the Flash merch when you overheard him complaining that he made Barry’s emblem white for a reason and how dare they make it red. His secret-keeping skills may have failed once more, but Star Labs gained another confidant, and Cisco gained a soulmate.

Eddie Thawne

Eddie likes someone who knows how to take care of themselves. You met when a Metahuman attacked your workplace, and he found you calmly ensuring that everyone around you was getting to safety. You met up at Jitters later, and haven’t been parted since.

Eobard Thawne

When Eobard came to our time period, all he wanted to do was get home. But when he met you, he knew that it wasn’t enough: he would have to bring some of the past back to the future with him. Eobard had never planned on falling in love, but you always did manage to defy his reason.

Harrison Wells

You just slowly inserted yourself into Harry’s life, not unlike the others at Star Labs did. At first, you simply worked together. You would bring Harry his late night coffees, and gently remind him that he was human and should treat himself as such. There was no real defining moment when you both declared yourselves in love; you both just gradually came to be the closest to the other until you were inseparable.

Henry Allen

Henry Allen was always afraid of hurting other people around him via his bad reputation, but you were having none of that. You ensured that Henry never deserted his son again, and helped him with his adjustment back to real life. Then Henry decided that his real life would always include you.

Hunter Zolomon

Being in love with Hunter Zolomon was always a game of tug-of-war. You tried to pull out his good side for as long as you could, and he never gave up in trying to convince you to join Zoom. You were both tempted at times, but always kept the balance of being both irrevocably in love with the other, and true to yourself.

Iris West

You and Iris kept running into each other all over Central City. Iris never seemed to stop moving, poking her nose into every little story around the city. After one too many meet-ups, you offered her coffee. You two clicked like you were meant for each other, and you’ve been loyal to one another since.

Joe West

Joe never did remarry after Francine. He was perfectly happy to spend his time with Barry, Iris, and the CCPD. But with all of his kids grown up–even Wally–he looked lonelier than ever. You were his partner at the time, and you began spending time together even when you weren’t working. It wasn’t exactly proper, but Joe’s partners never have done the right things concerning love. You became partners both in and out of work.

Wally West

You’re everything Wally loves. You’re passionate, a hard worker, and care about people. He boldly asked you on a date, and everything proceeded in an almost average way.

Well, as average as anyone involved at Star Labs can be.

“Morton Bay Sunset”

A single frame from a timelapse I shot at Morton Bay. It’s not the best spot to shoot sunsets at Morton Bay, because the view to the west is blocked by a hill covered with trees (right side of the photo) but it’s an interesting area and it’s easy to get to.
I’ve since found (and explored) a trail that runs along the bay, with some better views of the western horizon, and a bunch of other surprises, which I’ll share eventually.

When Johnny saw Winona for the first time he was 26 and she was 18. They were every adolescent’s dream - he was a teen idol and she was little more than a teenager. They knew of one another through their movies but they met in person at the premiere of Great Balls of Fire, Winona wore white and was in the hall drinking a Coke. “It was a classic glance,” said Depp, “like the zoom lenses in West Side Story, and everything else gets foggy.” “It wasn’t a long moment – echoed Winona - but it was suspended.”

They met again several months later at Johnny’s ‘home’ at the Chateau Marmont and they talked about their mutual love ofCatcher in the Rye and the soundtrack from The Mission. A week or so later their union was blessed during their first official date, by the LSD guru, Timothy Leary, who, just like in a screenplay of a dark rom-com, was the godfather of “I have never had a boyfriend and I stay at home with my mum and watch old movies”Winona and the idol of the Beat Generation “I finished trying out all the drugs there were at 14" Johnny. 
Shortly after that she had a ring on her finger and he had “Winona forever” tattooed on his biceps.

She said things like: "When I met Johnny, I was pure virgin. He changed that. He was my first everything. My first real kiss. My first real boyfriend. My first fiancé. The first guy I had sex with. So he’ll always be in my heart. Forever. Kind of funny that word."  
He responded with: ”I’d die for her. I love her so much. I don’t know what I would do without her. She’s going through a lot right now. I wish I could just kiss away the pain, make it go away, stop it, kill it! If she, you know, I don’t know what I would do. I’d kill myself. I love that girl. I love her. I love her almost more than I love myself.” Or: “Believe me, this Winona Forever tattoo is not something I took lightly…Her eyes kill me”.

i am so serious when i say that hermione is third generation west indian/jamaican and her doctor parents pushed her to value education bc that’s how you move up in the world

i am so serious when i say that snape is from the caribbean side of colombia and learned his english from james bond movies like from russia with love, and as a kid, equated his magical heritage as claiming some form of glory that meant being known by only your last name, “snape - severo snape.”

i am so serious when i say the potters were independently successful purebloods that immigrated fully to britain from colonial india in the 19th century and have a long history of resistant political activism

i am so, so very serious when i say that being witches and wizards of color in britain in a post-colonial period had a huge impact on how they approached their wizarding education. 

My Mother, the Heartbreaker

You know what my favorite thing about my parent’s love story is?

Okay, so my dad is this bad boy. I mean, he’s a dude who played in several bands as both a drummer and a guitarist. He was in love with leather jackets, white t-shirts, skinny jeans, Doc Martens, Converse, bandanas, and his hair. I mean damn, he was all John Travolta with his hair all greased and slick. He smoked, he drank, he did drugs, and had like a bajillion girlfriends. Basically, he looked like he should be a part of a Grease or West Side Story production. He never graduated from college.

My mother on the other hand, was this good girl. She went to some snotty all-girls Catholic private school. She was a bookworm with top marks. She graduated with honors from both highschool and college. She never smoked, drank, did drugs or anything. She’d never even had a boyfriend till my dad.

So my mom and dad dated for five years before they got married. But here’s my favorite part. Some time before the wedding my mom tried to break up with my dad on the grounds that she thought that they might be making a mistake by staying together. AND MY DAD FREAKING CRIED UNTIL SHE SAID THEY COULD GET BACK TOGETHER. MY MOM, THE GOOD GIRL, THE BOOKWORM, BROKE MY FATHER, THE BAD BOY LADIES’ MAN, ROCKER DUDE’S HEART.

Whenever my mom tells this story, she always has this grin on her face and my dad always look half sheepish, half happy. I find this to be awesome. They’ve been married for nearly 17 years now.



  • King of the South/Panther King
  • Lazy asshole but very protective of his people




  • Momoi stays at his side 24/7 tbh

  • His s/o keeps him in check and isn’t afraid to kick his ass if he goes overboard with something 

  • Really sneaky, and very strong, but isn’t the best with keeping his attention in one area

  • Kingdom colors: Black, Scarlet, Grey, Maroon.


  • King of the West/Fox King
  • He’s so cheerful and kind to all of his people!!
  • Kasamatsu/Moriyama holds down the fort when Kise is out or patrolling the city.
  • Kasamatsu is literally the only oNE WHO CAN KICK HIS ASS WHILE HE’S ON HIS THRONE
  • Kise found a little fox baby outside of the kingdom and took care of it, and now it’s fully grown and very loyal to him.
  • Sneakier than Aomine, but just as vicious towards his enemies
  • His partner is spoiled mercilessly by Kise, but the love and affection is returned greatly, and people are so happy to see someone who genuinely loves their king.
  • Kingdom colors: Gold, Deep Blue, White, Black.


  • King of the East/Eagle King
  • People are kinda afraid to talk to him because of his cold demeanor but in reality he wants more people to talk to him.. n-not like he’ll admit it though.. nanodayo.
  • Even the little kids of the kingdom say “nanodayo” on a regular basis because of him
  • Takao personally loves riding the eagles.
  • Miyaji or Otsubo usually hold down the fort while Midorima is out.
  • He’s not the best with telling his partner that he loves them, but he makes sure they know by small gestures, and light kisses whenever he can.
  • Kingdom colors: Orange, Beige, White, Silver


  • King of the North/Bear King
  • The children and older people in the kingdom literally love him because no matter how lazy he may seem, he helps out people without giving it much thought.

  • Himuro is usually the one to keep him in check, and of course there are some people who wonder why he isn’t the one that’s king. But he brushes it off and continues to help his purple giant friend <3


  • Surprisingly, it was Okamura who set up Murasakibara and his future s/o.

  • Because it’s colder where his kingdom is, he enjoys cuddling with his partner and staying in bed a lot.

  • Usually keeps his hair in a ponytail when he’s handling work, or in meetings.

  • Very protective of the weak and those who find it hard to protect themselves.

  • Kingdom colors: Lavender, White, Silver, Deep Violet


  • King of the Land Underground/Wolf King
  • His kingdom isn’t actually underground, it’s just the land with the darkest overcast, though it can be hella bright where his kingdom is!
  • His people are so gentle and happy, and they’re quick to help defend their king, because they know how good of a person he is.
  • Hyuuga keeps everyone in order, Izuki is the party starter, and Kiyoshi just sits back and watches the others with the biggest smile. He also gives Kuroko amazing advice when needed.
  • Kagami is usually the one to patrol the town when Kuroko is busy, and it usually results in him doing little mundane jobs for the people in the kingdom and being paid with food and small goods.
  • Though he is tiny, he has huge wolves for pets, and some guard the gates outside of the kingdom
  • He’s so sweet and loving, he can literally make his partner blush at his smiles, no matter how small they are.
  • Loves his s/o so much, and vows to protect them. He also gives the best hugs okay
  • Kingdom colors: Black, White, Mahogany, Grey


  • King of the Land Aboveground/Lion King [hAHAHAHA SEE WHAT I DID THERE]
  • The brightest kingdom.. like seriously please wear sunglasses if your eyes are sensitive to light bruh.

  • Of course he has lions, who would want a lion ?

  • Feared and Respected by his people, but he means no harm to them, it’s just his aura and his manner of speaking.

  • Mibuchi is his right hand man, okay. They actually make a lot of the decisions when it comes to their economy and treating the people of their town. They also handle foreign affairs with Mayuzumi.

  • Hayama and Nebuya keep the people alive with their antics and their playfulness, it’s amazing.

  • He treats his s/o like the royalty they are, and spoils them without a second thought. The love is returned in abundance, and he can let down his walls around his partner and happily be in their arms.

  • Kingdom colors: Pastel Blue, White, Gold, Teal.
Road Trip Poem

You eventually realize the sky just like,
goes all over the dang place, huh.

It’s ok to realize it again,
like at a gas station in Louisiana,
among the authentic heads of alligators
beside artisanal bottles of water.

Thom kindly hesitates before calling me sir,
& I’m like, Hell, me too, Thom,
before entering the grossest bathroom
this side of the Mason-Dixon line.

Then wildflowers on the side of the road,
like wildflowers on the side of the, etc.

Love a good emotional projection.

I wanna go home, but I am home
sings a singer in a song about West Texas.
But we’re only in East Texas,
& it looks like we will be
for the next 1000 years, if these swaths
of oil rigs / air are to be believed.

They are.

At the part where I should look
at what’s actually there
& ask can you believe that’s actually there?,
I choose to talk from far away.

Everyone I love is asleep
now. That’s why I’m talking to them.

love quotes from movies for the venus signs

aries venus: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” from Love Story

taurus venus: “Make of our hands one hand. Make of our hearts one heart. Make of our vows one last vow. Only death will part us now.” from West Side Story

gemini venus: “I’ll always miss her. But our love is like the wind–I can’t see it, but I can feel it.” from A Walk to Remember

cancer venus:  “We’re gonna have to work at this, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” from The Notebook

leo venus: -“Everyone in the world knows who you are. My mother has trouble remembering my name.” -”I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” from Notting Hill

virgo venus: “Swoon. I’ll catch you.” from The English Patient

libra venus: “Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart… To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all.” from Meet Joe Black

scorpio venus: “Have you never met a woman who inspires you to love? Until your every sense is filled with her? You inhale her. You taste her. You see your unborn children in her eyes and know that your heart has at last found a home. Your life begins with her, and without her it must surely end.” from Don Juan DeMarco

sagittarius venus: “Love’s involved with spending time together, but spending time apart can lead to loving even more.“ from Remember Me

capricorn venus: “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” from When Harry Met Sally

aquarius venus: “You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.” from Love & Other Drugs

pisces venus: “What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.” from A Wonderful Life