high-school-play

hi everyone!  you’ve probably noticed the incredible decrease in activity this year which is totally my fault - senior year left me very little time for thinking funny thoughts about marching band (or anything really).  and now i have graduated from high school…and from playing flute and piccolo, at least for now.

my college doesn’t have a marching band, and i am choosing not to participate in the orchestra because i will be running cross country instead. i will be continuing with my instruction in piano, so i’m not leaving music for good!  just one part of it.

and so, sitting in the same room in which i started this blog three years ago, i am announcing its end.  this blog will remain up as a webpage, but i will no longer be producing content.  my asks are open for another week, so if you have any questions, final submissions to the band of doom, or exclamations of a general band nature, go for it!  i will get around to them all before closing the inbox.  after emptying out the asks, i will post my actual url for anyone who wants to follow me into that great abyss known as a personal blog!  

thank you all so much for following and listening to my “inarticulate ramblings about band. and the piccolo. but mostly band.”  it’s been incredibly fun for me to run this blog and it’s thanks to all of you!

i wish you much luck in your future auditions, shows, and concerts.

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My favorite things in a fanfiction

• When one sits on the others lap for any non-sexual reason.
• One of them is cooking and the other wraps their arms around their waist.
• Comfort cuddles
• When one of them is insecure and the other refuses to let them think of themselves that way.
When one of them is an angry ball of rage and will only be calm and happy when their s/o is around.
• Band AUs.
Kissing and then being picked up so their legs are wrapped around the others waist.
One of them is a jock and will always give their team jacket to the other.
• 5 + 1 (these depend on the topic).
• Comfort during an anxiety/panic attack.
• Coffeeshop AUs.
• Morning cuddling.
College AUs
Small one wearing tall one’s clothes.
When one of them is asexual and the other one hundred percent respects that and will do anything to make them feel comfortable.
• Sick fics.
• Saying “I love you” without directly saying it.
High school AUs.
• Friends playing matchmaker.
• Falling for the best friends brother/sister
• WHEN NEITHER OF THEM DIE.
• Youtuber AUs.
• One is a cinnamon roll that needs protection and the other is a brutal rebel and if anyone hurts their cinnamon roll they will destroy them (if you’re familar with my posts, you know how much I love this one).
• Meeting the parents and the parents are so accepting of the relationship.
• Friends noticing hickies and embarrassment ensues.
• Jealousy
• Saying their first “I love you”.
• Height difference cuteness where one of them is super short and their s/o will always pick them up to make them eye level.
• When they get locked in and that forces them to confess.
• Sloppy make outs.
When the relationship is already established.
When one of them comes back from a long trip and the other one picks them up from the airport/train station/bus stop and they have a big reunion scene.
When one of them is scared to fall in love but ends up loving the other too much and so when they kiss for the first time they just say “fuck it” and freaking go for it.

• (since I keep seeing people add it and I enjoy it on occasion as well) Fake dating. 

And that’s it so far. I’ll most likely add more to this list later. Feel free to add your own. : )

Also I made this to help out any struggling fanfic writers, hope you like the ideas.

Why Lemonade Mouth is the best band
• sick name
• a bunch of misfits
• non gender-exclusive
• revolutionized a high school
• ballads and raps in the same song but they make it work
• sick girl harmonies
• the fucking raps are fire
• they wrote a song in a jail cell with a zipper, hair tie, and a pencil
• there name was based on a nickname some asshole insulted one of them as and if that isn’t rad then what is
• were a high school band that was played on the radio like how often does that happen
• the members were diverse and different
• Determinate

  • more than survive: cool opening number yass starring high school sterotypes
  • i love play rehearsal: hot girl isn't so hot when you squint
  • the squip song: gets louder applause than the opening number
  • two-player game: two bros,,, chillin in a bedroom,,,, ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • the squip enters: dangit
  • be more chill part 1: so we're not supposed to like him, right?
  • do you want a ride?: help help help we're in high school help help help
  • be more chill part 2: u suck
  • more than survive (reprise): stop being a teenage boy, jeremy
  • a guy that i'd kinda be into: we know who she's talking about, cmon, there's another act
  • upgrade: p0Or MicHaEL :((//(( WweHWHEHG
  • halloween: yo this is the showstopping number of this act
  • do you wanna hang?: help help help we're in high school help help help part 2
  • michael in the bathroom: hAH, U THOUGHT THE APPLAUSE FOR THE SQUIP SONG WAS LOUD, WELL THIS BINCH GETS A STANDING OVATION WHOO
  • the smartphone hour (rich set a fire): ok i lied this is the show stopping number whoops
  • the pitiful children: don't show this to the six five nights at freddy's fans that still exist and lurk in the corners of the internet, they'll rip it apart, spit on it and throw it off a cliff
  • the pants song: actually a rlly good song nice job mr heere ft michael
  • the play: climax starring miChAEL MAKES AN ENTRAAAANCE
  • voices in my head: wait it's over?? whAT NO GO BACK GO BACK GO BACK I WANNA SEE IT AGAIN WAIT WAIT WAIT

okay i know i’ve been joking about usa hockey asking high school kids to play in Worlds but like,,,,,, i’m furious. how dare they even consider endangering these children. they haven’t trained at that level and are not olympic athletes yet and they absolutely would get injured if they played against other national teams at worlds so yeah fuck usa hockey for being so selfish and for having such a severe lack of respect for women that they don’t give a shit about knowingly endangering them

Hello! It’s #optomstudies here again with another Sunday Study Tip on university life! This will be a multi-part series that hopefully will give a unique insight, since I can go on and on about university, and I love giving advice and helping others :)


PART 0: CHOOSING A DEGREE

Here I’ve put together a list of 20 things that you might not be told outright when choosing your university degree. @exeron

General Starting Tips During High School

  • It doesn’t matter what subjects you do in senior year, so don’t worry about bonus points, as long as you get a high enough ATAR so that you can keep your options open. Play to your strengths.
  • But! On the other hand, don’t take history and visual arts for your HSC and expect to be at the same level as your peers when you take a B Science (Advanced Mathematics) degree. You need that calculus knowledge. (Most of the time this isn’t a problem, because most people will choose a degree that aligns with their interests in high school). Again, play to your strengths.
  • Keep on top of your extra-curricular activities in case you need to go for an interview like with medicine.
  • Some degrees like optometry, medicine, law, etc. require additional exams like UMAT, so find out early, pay for the tests and mark it down on your calendar so that you don’t forget.
    • Up to you whether you want to pay extra for coaching, but anecdotally, I didn’t do any coaching and did fine. I had many friends who did coaching and ended up doing poorly. 
  • Choose a good university. Promise it actually counts at the end of the day. There are cases of people getting employed with low credit averages at big companies because they go to a good university.

Decide What Kind of Career You Want

  • Most importantly, it’s best if you pick your degree based on the job you want upon graduation. What you study at uni is just a means to an end. It’s a business decision that you are making - trading a few years to get a better career and better income at the end of the day.
  • Consider practical aspects of the job you want. For example, some of the things that I like about optometry is the fact that you aren’t sitting down the whole day, it’s a job that’s great for locum-ing and part-time work if I have kids in the future, and it makes for a good conversation starter when people ask you about optometric myths (no, looking at green grass does not help your eyes, nor do eating carrots, and having a nightlight doesn’t make you more short-sighted). These are all things that aren’t written down on a piece of paper somewhere, but are things that you can figure out by thinking about the everyday facets of the job itself.
  • Figure out your career values. These are things that you don’t want to compromise on due to personal integrity, as opposed to areas of interest. Some examples are:
    • Autonomy and independence
    • Achievement and advancement prospects
    • Creativity
    • Security
    • Altruism
    • Prestige, status and respect
    • Risk-taking and excitement
    • Material benefits a.k.a. $$$
    • Power
    • Team membership
    • Variety
    • Learning
    • Structure and organisation
    • Problem Solving
    • Leadership
    • Work-Life Balance
  • Don’t “follow your passion”, just “get good”. A lot of people also tell you that you should “follow your passion”, but most of the time you have limited experience concerning the types of occupations in the world, and most of the time there isn’t anything that you’ve developed a strong passion for. You might have a bunch of interests like me; when I was in high school, I enjoyed every single subject, because I just enjoyed learning in general, so the only thing I could think of was literally to become a full time uni student. This video really sums everything up quite well, so I’ll quote from it.

When you work hard at something you become good at it.
When you become good at something you enjoy doing it more. 
When you enjoy doing something, there is a good chance you will become passionate about it.

Start By Choosing a Good University and Faculty

  • Choose a Commonwealth-supported university. Don’t saddle yourself with excess debt from a private university unless your grades were so bad that you needed to pay money for a university degree. If you have the choice, don’t opt for these.
  • Go to open days! I seriously think I wouldn’t have chosen optometry if I didn’t go to the UNSW Open Day. The guy was just really persuasive about the benefits of the career.
  • Ask graduates! If you’ve got a retail job and have the opportunity to chat with people about their jobs, see what they like about their job and how they got there.
  • Opt to specialise. For example, if you are aiming to be a financial data scientist, then go for a B Economics and major in econometrics. Sounds simple, but people always argue about choosing a general degree like Commerce so that you have a broader choice and keep your doors open. This is only good if you don’t have an end goal in sight. Specialising shows employers that you have direction and are driven.
  • However, if you have absolutely no idea what you want to study then at least choose a faculty that you find palatable, try and do your research, or take some core courses that allow you to discern your major. If all else fails, just get the UAC book of degrees and cross out what you don’t want to do LOL

After Starting the Degree

  • If you start a degree and you find the first semester or two isn’t what you were imagining, unfortunately that’s what happens to a lot of people. Uni isn’t a vocational school that jumps straight into the professional skills. So if you want to be a pediatrician who nurses cute children to health at the end of the day, sorry but you’ll have to start with basic sciences. I’ve seen a lot of people jump ship just cause they didn’t like the first few courses.
  • Go for Honours if your degree has the option. Just looks a lot better in the eyes of an employer that you’ve tried challenging yourself with a research honours project. A 1 year trade off in studying is worth it.
  • Don’t worry about the length of the degree. Three years will be over before you know it, trust me! And honestly, university is actually a really great time period. Many of my older cousins reflect on it and say that in a way, it was some of the best times of their lives, because you don’t have the responsibility of the household bills and full time work just yet.
  • Don’t be afraid to change your degree after the first year. Some microeconomics - it’s a sunk cost.

Don’t think: “Oh I’ve already spent this much time studying this degree, it will be a waste if I change degrees”.
Think: “if I spend any more time in this degree that I don’t actually want to study, then I’ll be wasting my future”. 

  • You aren’t “wasting” your ATAR by choosing a degree that has a much lower cut-off point. For example, if you wanted to shape the future of children by becoming a teacher, you aren’t “wasting” your 98 ATAR by going into teaching, even if the cut-off is 81.
  • Don’t let other people influence your options. Look, if you’re going to change your uni choice just because someone you don’t like is going there… you’ll barely see anyone except for the people in the same degree as you after 1st year is over. Likewise, parents give advice, they don’tshouldn’t mandate life choices like what you study. 

Good luck with your university applications. Hope you all get into the degree that you’re hoping for! Hit me up if you have any questions :) 


MY WEEKLY STUDY TIPS

WHAT I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE UNIVERSITY STUDY TIPS SERIES

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I Know Your Wife (She Wouldn’t Mind) - Part Seven

Summary: You explain everything to Kathryn after faking your way through the rest of the convention. Back in Vancouver, you and Jared have to have a serious talk about the future of your pregnancy
Jared x Reader (mentioned Jared x Gen, Jared x Reader x Gen), Jensen, Kathryn Newton
Words: 4.6k
Warnings: pregnancy, angst, smut
Beta: @blacksiren

I Know Your Wife (She Wouldn’t Mind) - Series Masterpost

Your name: submit What is this?

For once, you were grateful that you were flying back on Monday morning so that you were able to spend Sunday night in the hotel.

You promised Kathryn that you’d tell everything to her that night, seeing as the small break for lunch really wasn’t enough time to explain yourselves properly.

She agreed to keep it quiet and, seeing as she didn’t have any panels left where she might accidentally slip up, you trusted her.

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New Fandom!

Due to my high schools’s production of Addams Family, I am diving into the Addams Family Fandom!

This is some of the cast. Parker (actor of Fester, second to the right) shaved is head the day before the play. Talk about dedication!!! Also, Joe (the actor of Lurch), is a lot taller than Max (Gomez), he’s just standing the farthest in the back so he looks shorter. Anyways, the cast was absolutely amazing and as far as I know from parent comments stayed true to the original show from the 60s. All of the costumes were hand made by two of the student techies, as well as the makeup.

These are a few of the ancestors. Parker’s head is shaved in this picture.

This was a photo of Joe singing “Move Towards the Darkness”. His range is incredible, and he hit all of the notes! 

Members of the cast that were seniors were interviewed on the news. I haven’t been able to find the video. :(

Overall, the play was a huge success. They sold 450 tickets the first night, and over 600 the next two nights. They were awesome! I was immediately converted to the fandom after watching the play opening night. 

Does anybody know a website or something I could go so I can watch the 60s show?

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J-14 All Access behind the scenes of Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spidey Stunts

Tom Holland plays a young Peter Parker who’s just settling into his role as Spider-Man. In the Movie, we’ll watch him struggle to balance his every day life with his desire to prove his crime-fighting skills, so of course, Tom got to do lots of cool stunts, like you see on the left. “I had to jump off this 35-foot platform,” he reveales only to J-14. Wow! And Tom will never forget filming the scene below because of of one very special visitor. “It was the day Granny Tess came to visit me on set,” he dishes. “She was so happy to see her grandson doing his thang!” Aww!

Real Chemistry

Laura Harrier plays Peter’s love interest, Liz Allen. “Tom is so funny and charming,” she gushes. “"It made it really easy and natural to create the chemistry between Liz and Peter!”

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anonymous asked:

I'm from your hometown, you're like a miniature legend here because (as you know) no one successful really comes from here. It goes grow up in the suburbs, go to high school, play 78 sports, get a teaching degree and settle down. I think it's cool that you broke that mold, and your poetry and yt channel is talked about a lot at the high school.

this made my day!! i sent it to my parents, ha. 

for real, though, feel free to break that mold yourself. it can be done!! (tell everyone i said hello)

Ever Since You Left

A Shawn Mendes fanfiction. 

A/N: Part one. I swear I’ll update this one LOL. Shoutout to @whitechocolateperfection for literally everything about this lmao


“Don’t you think we should tell him?”

It was the question I’d been avoiding ever since Shawn’s coming home party had been scheduled. Now the day had arrived, and Shawn was on his plane, on the way. I was nervous, to say the least, as I always was when it came to Shawn. There was something between us that had never been discussed, that we’d never bothered to dip our toes in in fear of the pond being deeper than meets the eye. All throughout high school we played the game of will they or won’t they. We were close, and the feelings felt between us were strong enough to make our friends feel awkward when we went into our own little world. That’s all it was though, and all it would ever be.

I was with Brian now.

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anonymous asked:

Can you do your top 10 Tomoyo outfits? (or top 5 if 10 is too much?? It's been a long time that I haven't watched the show and I don't remember if she had a lot of different outfits)

No trouble at all! Every single one of Tomoyo’s #looks is a personal goal of mine. Unfortunately they often get overshadowed by the super elaborate costumes she makes for Sakura, but I’m here to singlehandedly fix that, right now!

10. Ghost of a young Victorian girl who was born much too frail to play with the other children (07)

9. GET WRECKED or GET DECKED out in pretty flowers and braids (62)

8. “If your hair ribbons don’t match your handbag, don’t even talk to me” (22)

7. Even in the comfort of her own home she has to match her headband to her buttons and that kind of commitment can only be admired (06)

6. A young, plucky orphan from a Charles Dickens novel (34)

5. Bad hair day, but not, like, TOO bad (66)

4. “Baking? Wait let me get my crinoline and hoop skirt ready” (ending 3)

3.Super stealthy spy outfit for inconspicuously videotaping your best friend’s date, complete with matching sunglasses for your tiny sun guardian pal (35)

2. There’s only one person who could wear evening gloves to a high school play and make it work. (14)

1. Seriously. She’s literally supposed to be an EGG in this one and she still looks gorgeous (55)

Signs as things said in my band class
  • Aries: if I could be a musician I wouldn't, but that's just because it's a fantasy. I would do it in real life.
  • Taurus: every time we stop playing music an instrument dies
  • Gemini: I was thinking so hard I forgot how to count
  • Cancer: you don't know music like I know music because I am music
  • Leo: haha, you thought I could play but in reality it's just my corpse doing all the work
  • Virgo: see I know what I'm doing but I don't in anyway know how to transfer my reading into noise
  • Libra: I wish I could be a perfect musician but I'm just a high school student who can't play an instrument
  • Scorpio: do you dare me to eat a piece of the reed? No I'll do it anyway, I'm hungry.
  • Sagittarius: you wish you were cool but nothing will be cooler than me and my sax
  • Capricorn: I just want to curl up under a chair, if you need me I'll be playing sad trombone tunes under here
  • Aquarius: you just have to feel the music, like get into it *hits head on a drum*
  • Pisces: sometimes I wish I could sleep in this class and feel the music
Totally worth it

My class once had to make a play for English class, and that was the first time we ever truly came together for anything.
The project, as usual, was announced in the beginning of the year and it was going to be presented at the end of it. About eight months, more than enough, right? Well, almost.
The original idea was to make a sort of audience program with Disney princesses talking about how terrible their private lives were going (basically break the “happily ever after”). But we didn’t really have a plot. So it was changed to High School Musical, but there were many people against it (myself included, there’s a High School Musical play every three years, and no one really cares about it anymore), so it was changed into The Corpse Bride. Cool. Everyone loves Corpse Bride, no one ever made a play about it.
When the script was almost ready, the main actress gave up on being the main actress, and no one wanted or could play her part. Great. At this rate, we were thinking of giving up, since we had no idea of what to do and we were running out of time. Then, someone had a great idea: bring back the Disney princesses, this way there would be more than one main actress. And that’s what we did.
Basically, we had many princesses and only one prince, but it worked, so it was great. We had enough villains, and it was great. There was a girl who didn’t want to be a Disney princess but still wanted to participate, so she was Gisele Bundchen. I didn’t really care about playing or not, but we needed someone to be Gisele’s fan holder (fan as the object, to make her hair fly during her majestic entrance). We had the actors and actresses, we had the script, and we had about three months before the play. But it was going to work. And it did.
The rehearsals were always when we weren’t in class (like during breaks, before class and on weekends), but when the last week came, we managed to make most teachers let us rehearse in class. The English teacher was almost proud to tell us that in all the years of this play project we were probably the class that managed to miss the most classes for rehearsals.
The official play was simply epic. There were Disney princesses and villains, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady (the people who played them really looked like them except for the fact that the girl was taller than the guy), epic funny plot twists, a dance battle, and Captain Hook jumping on Jafar’s back on the “staring and acting intimidating contest” after the battle.
(It’s also nice to mention that two months after the beginning of the year the English teacher had to leave for a while because she was pregnant, so the first half of the year was with this really annoying sub that we knew and disliked from the year before. We hated her, and she left us about two months before our teacher came back, and after her came this really nice teacher that everyone absolutely loved because he was just too sweet and positive. When our teacher came back, she told us that the first sub said that we never talked about the play when actually she never let us talk about it in class. That just made us hate her even more, and we’re pretty sure she left because was fired.)