Scattered In the Heights thoughts: 

  • Somebody who actually knows hip-hop (/rap?) should tell me if LMM writes in a truly distinctive way, if it was normal for me from the very first song to be like, yup, LMM wrote this, or if that’s just how all hip-hop is and it just happens that my only exposure to hip-hop(/rap) is Hamilton. (And yes, I deliberately went into this with almost zero knowledge of the show. I’d listened to about two minutes of it, tops, before seeing it.) 
  • LMM named the love interest after his wife, before she was his wife.
  • During intermission, a stage manager actually comes on to PUT TRASH ON THE STAGE. AND THEN THE ACTORS PICK IT ALL UP DURING ACT TWO. WHAT KIND OF TWILIGHT ZONE. 


It’s nearly ten and I am BLINDED BY LEG, so I’ll actually stop the liveblog there and grab some of these Asks instead. We’ll resume (and likely finish) tomorrow, starting around 1 or 2pm US Pacific. I’ll try to give at least half an hour heads up for when!


A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting.

Petite in size, with braids in her hair and hearts on her t-shirt, Zianna Oliphant collected herself and delivered her message loud and clear.

“It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore. It’s a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side.”

Here’s a thought on the V4 trailer….

I was wondering why they pictured Blake staring out at the water like this, because aside from being pretty, it didn’t seem like it had much meaning, you know? All three of the other girls are in places that make sense as of where we left off with V3, but I didn’t think Blake’s really did, until I remembered;

An island just off the coast of Vale. 

I think somebody’s thinking of a certain Xiao Long.