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who run the stage? (girls) >> in honour of international womens day, a sample of the incredible talents of the women (and girls!) of musical theatre [listen]

omigod you guys from legally blonde - laura bell bundy and ensemble // i’m here from the color purple - lachanze // everything i know from in the heights - mandy gonzalez // and i am telling you i’m not going from dreamgirls - jennifer holliday // seventeen (reprise) from heathers - barret wilbert weed, alice lee, katie ladner and elle mclemore // with you from ghost - caissie levy // fly, fly away from catch me if you can - kerry butler // not for the life of me/nyc/astonishing - sutton foster // safer from first date - krysta rodriguez // love while you can from if/then - idina menzel, lachanze and jenn colella // ring of keys from fun home - sydney lucas // the wizard and i from wicked - ashleigh gray // simple joys from pippin - patina miller // easy as life from aida - heather headley //  i’d give my life for you from miss saigon - lea salonga // take me or leave me from rent - idina menzel and fredi walker // pretty funny from dogfight - lindsay mendez // sal tlay ka siti from the book of mormon - nikki m james // all grown up from bare - jenna leigh green // born to entertain/don’t rain on my parade - laura osnes // no day but today - idina menzel // i know it’s today from shrek - leah greenhaus, marissa o'donnell and sutton foster // i’m a star - eden espinosa // mama who bore me (reprise) from spring awakening - lea michele, lilli cooper, lauren pritchard, remy zaken and phoebe strole // the hill from once - cristi milioti // never neverland (fly away) - stephanie j block // as long as he needs me from oliver - jodie prenger //  watch what happens from newsies - kara lindsay // on my own from les miserables - samantha barks // out tonight from rent - daphne rubin-vega // i can do better than that from the last five years - betsy wolfe // quiet from matilda - adrianna bertola // the music and the mirror from a chorus line - charlotte d'amboise // i’m not afraid of anything from songs for a new world - andrea burns // defying gravity from wicked - willemijn verkaik // dear mr president - natalie weiss // on the steps of the palace from into the woods - anna kendrick // maybe (next to normal) from next to normal - alice ripley and jennifer damiano // the graveyard from jane eyre - marla schaffel and lisa musser // we’re not done from bring it on - taylor louderman and adrienne warren // dyin’ ain’t so bad from bonnie and clyde - laura osnes // it’s the hard knock life from annie - lilla crawford and ensemble // there’s a fine, fine line from avenue q - stephanie d'abruzzo // a new life from jekyll and hyde - linda eder // get out and stay out from 9 to 5 - stephanie j block } 

some days, I’m like

Yeah, I ship Dean and Castiel. They’re my OTP.

and some other days I am like

FUCK YES I SHIP DEAN AND CAS DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND CASTIEL HELD DEAN’S SOUL IN HELL AND BROUGHT HIM BACK TO LIFE

IT WAS INTIMATE AND UNCALLED FOR AND IT TOUCHED DEAN IN A WAY HE CAN’T EXACTLY PUT HIS FINGER ON BUT GODDAMNIT HE KNOWS HE WOULD HAVE NEVER WILLINGLY LET SOMEONE IN LIKE THAT BUT HE CAN’T REALLY SAY HE IS EXTREMELY DISTRAUGHT

BECAUSE JESUS FUCK IF DEAN JUST DOESN’T WANT TO BE LOVED WHOLLY AND COMPLETELY

AND I WILL BE DAMNED IF THERE IS A SINGLE PERSON IN THE WORLD MORE QUALIFIED TO DO THAT THAN CASTIEL

AND DON’T YOU EVEN PRETEND YOU DON’T KNOW CAS LOVES DEAN 

“I REBELLED AND I DID IT - ALL OF IT - FOR YOU”

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGH.

and then I rip off my shirt to reveal DEAN AND CASTIEL ARE IN FUCKING LOVE tattooed across my chest as I run through the internet crying and screaming

THIS IS THE GREATEST MOTHER FUCKING LOVE STORY EVER TOLD

On Leakycon, shipping, equality, and queer visibility.

At leakycon, the HPA held a shipping tournament. Each day, con attendees could cast their vote for the ship of their choice. The prize? The winning couple would be married on stage during the official closing ceremonies. 

Before this weekend, I’d be the first to tell you the problems with queer visibility as a campaign for equality. I’d also tell you that slash really does nothing to further the rights and acceptance of LGBT*Q individuals.

Through this tournament, I learned I was wrong - at least in some contexts.

Let me start with off with a quick story. If you read anything at all here, read this.

On the last day, the poll was between Ron & Hermione and Remus & Sirius. A group of us had made signs to campaign for our OTP - all in good fun. I was approached by a girl who was no more than 6 years of age. She asked if I hated Ron and Hermione. I explained that I love Ron and Hermione to bits. She asked me why I would vote against them. I explained that Ron and Hermione are already married, but some couples didn’t get the chance. She asked if Remus and Sirius were really in love. I told her I didn’t know for sure, but I thought so. She asked me to read our signs to her, so I did.

The last sign I read said “A vote for Remus and Sirius is a vote for equality.” She took a deep breath, rested her hand on her chin, and repeated the word “equality” softly several times. Then, she walked away.

She returned less than ten minutes later with a home-made howler puppet with the word “equality” scratched across the front in rainbow letters. She proceeded to hold the howler above her head and scream “EQUALITY!!!” at the top of her lungs for no less than 15 minutes. I found a picture of us all together.

She went from confused to vehemently supportive on her own in a matter of minutes. There is something really lovely and honest about that.

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I am almost crying.

In this NPR story, they go on and on about how fandom, and our fandom in particularis changing the way shows are pitched, the way social media is treated, and the nature of ratings themselves.

They asked if this sort of devotion has any real lasting effect, and responded with

Supernatural’s empowered and articulate fans have supported it through nine seasons.

In an NPR story about us as the face of modern fandom, we were referred to as empowered and articulate.

Sure, the SPN fandom has it’s problems, but right now I am just

so so very proud of us and this space we’ve carved out for ourselves.

PSA: MISHA DID NOT CONFIRM~ THAT CAS WILL FALL AT THE END OF SEASON 8.

I just texted my roommate Liesl who was at the ECCC Misha panel and she said nothing of the sort was uttered.

Calm, fandom. No need to get your panties in a twist.

He simply said that the end of Season 8 will be interesting for Castiel.