god damn this scene

- Have you ever…been lulled into a false sense of security?

- F U C K

- Everything was fine. Everything was fine for almost the entire God damn first act. BUT THEN

- WE GET TO THE CLUB SCENE

- AND THE FUCKING NIGHTMARE GLITCH FROM YESTERDAY RETURNED WITH A VENGENCE

- EVERYONE INFECTED. AND IT ONLY GOT WORSE DURING BLACKOUT

- AND IT WASNT EVEN JUST GLITCHING ON THE MICS. IT WAS GLITCHING ON THE RECORDED MUSIC A N  D THE KEYBOARD AS WELL. SO THERE WOULD BE BRIEF MOMENTS WHERE THE MICS WERE FINE BUT THE MUSIC WAS FUCKED TO SHIT

- BLACKOUT IS THE BEST GODDAMN NUMBER IN THE SHOW AND IT WAS A MESS

- And unlike yesterday where it grew like…this all just hit out of nowhere???? I almost started hyperventilating tbh

- We still do not fucking know what’s causing this. Everything went back to normal for act 2 so like…I’m terrified for tomorrow tbh

- In other news: These kids are troopers and this did not visibly phase them thank God

- The only time they got a little tripped up was during ‘Carnaval de Barrio’ when it dropped from full music to just keyboard but they only briefly stumbled there bless

- HOLY SHIT during the opening number the stupid grate over the bodega would not rise up and without a single moment of hesitation Usnavi deadass just ripped it right off the fucking wall and shoved it behind the counter I almost fell out of my chair Tom and I could not stop laughing

- He didn’t even blink or stumble once in his verse it was so fucking funny omfg

- Later when he mentioned having to call a mechanic about his broken grate someone in the audience snorted very loudly lmao (like okay tho…at least it was supposed to break lol)

- When I walked into the theater before the show the first thing I saw was a boy, in his costume shirt but no pants on, running across the stage, doing a leap in the center of it, looking behind him in terror the whole time as if he’s being chased, newsies blasting on his phone; no context or answers

- Benny came out to get his mic with his hair all over the place and covering his eyes like a scene kid, announced he was changing his name to “Bennifer”, then wandered away to throw water bottle across the two fire escapes

- Steven stole like 10 water bottles from the concession stand like what was the plan

- You know today was super hot because this is literally like the first time in like 7 years that I’ve seen Tom in a t-shirt without a flannel over it and it was off-putting

- “Enough” and “Paciencia y Fe” continue to get the loudest applause

- But it was a good audience!!! Not as reactive as last night but they cheered very loudly for everything (And there was a lot of gasping and ‘woooooo’-ing at the act 2 opener where Benny and Nina clearly had sex…why is that so shocking to everyone?)

- Also at the “You’re father said, ‘Usnavi! That’s what we’ll name the baby!’ “/ “It really said US Navy…” part, that got laughs of course but this one man in the audience literally honked. Like a fucking goose. I spent a moment thinking a goose had somehow gotten into the theater. Holy shit.

- Why can’t some audience members,,,,,,shower,

- PIRAGUA GUY ACTUALLY HIT HIS FUCKING NOTE TONIGHT I SCREAMED

- He was huge with the audience too lol

- There was a little girl in the crowd deadass wearing a Communion gown what type of commitment to theater

- Even after all the mics were back to normal fucking Carla’s decided to chill with Satan omfG it was a problem

- Half way thru the show I started #overanalyzing and I’m now having a literal crisis over the life of Sonny de la Vega AND NO ONE HAS THE ANSWERS I REQUIRE SOMEONE GET ME LIN ON LINE ONE

- Can Nina like learn to count because she keeps ending ‘Alabanza’ way too early

- Before the show this random woman snuck in bc she wanted to geek out over the lighting and sound systems it was kinda adorable

- I was trying to get mics on people and Tom was asking me to double check him on random ass mathematical science questions and I was like…do you know Who I Am

- And then he’s like “okay by my calculations we probably won’t set anything on fire with the lights” and honestly??? This boy scares me sometimes

- Why does he have enough lights that him accidentally blowing something up would be a probable scenario oh my God

- There’s a couple kids in the show that go to my old high school so I’ve been seeing like…a lot of audience members that were underclassmen when I was in my senior year and honestly it’s awful

- I don’t know if it’s in the ~actual show~ or just the script we’re using but it only occurred to me tonight that the guy who tries to pick up Vanessa at the club is the same guy she found screwing her boyfriend lmao

- I know more happened but I’m blanking from the sheer stress of this mystery glitch.

- Hopefully the final show tomorrow will go smoothly. Paciencia y Fe™

- (I’m TRYING)

4

“Look, I know you doubt me, I know you always have. And you’re right. I often think of Bag End. I miss my books. And my armchair. And my garden. See, that’s where I belong. That’s home. That’s why I came back, ‘cause you don’t have one. A home. It was taken from you. But I will help you take it back if I can.”

3

Hellooooooo Dr. Fitz

3

Don’t worry. No one’s going under the ship today. Though, the thought had crossed my mind. No, I’m quite certain I can do better than that.

Bank Teller: Colonel Lee, of course, come this way! And this is your… son?
Artemis: *pops bubblegum* Unfortunately, dude, yes.
Butler: My son does not communicate well with the rest of the world.

In book 4, Artemis Fowl had to disguise himself as a normal moody gum-chewing teenager who wore hoodies and jeans–not to mention an unkept hair–all for the first time to his horror. He missed his Armani and Zegna suits. But he was dedicated to rob the most secured bank in the world with Butler disguised as his military father. Please protect this boy he doesn’t know how to act like a normal teen! Everyone doesn’t exactly live like an heir to the Fowl Empire.