i hope they will perform it this sunday

  • Dani Alves: "When we beat Barcelona in the Champions League, I walked up to my brother Neymar and gave him a hug."
  • Alves: "Neymar was crying, and a part of me felt like crying, too.”
  • Alves: “Was I disrespected by the board of directors before I left the club last summer? Absolutely."
  • Alves: "That is simply how I feel, and you can never tell me any different."
  • Alves: "But you cannot play for a club for eight years, and achieve everything that we did, and not have that club in your heart forever."
  • Alves: "Managers, players and board members come and go. But Barça will never go away."
  • Alves: “Before I went to Juventus, I made a final promise to the board at Barcelona. I said: ‘You’re going to miss me.’"
  • Alves: "I didn’t mean as a player. Barça have plenty of incredible players. What I meant was that they were going to miss my spirit."
  • Alves: "They were going to miss the care I had for dressing room. They were going to miss the blood I spilled every time I put on the shirt”
  • Alves: "I remember during one training session, Messi was doing things with the ball at his feet that defied logic."
  • Alves: "Of course, that is what he did every day. Only this time, something was different."
  • Alves: "Now, I need to remind you, this was an extremely intense training session. We were not messing around."
  • Alves: "Messi was dribbling through the defence and finishing like a killer."
  • Alves: "And then as Messi is running past me, I look down at his boots, and I'm thinking to myself, Is this a joke?"
  • Alves: "Messi comes running past again, and now I'm sure what I'm seeing. His damn boots were untied. Both of them."
  • Alves: "Messi comes running past again, and I think, No, it's impossible."
  • Alves: "This guy was playing against best defenders in world, just floating around pitch, and he was acting like it's a Sunday in the park."
  • Alves: "That was the moment when I knew that I was never going to play with someone like Messi ever again in my life."
  • Alves: "Three months ago, when Barcelona made their incredible comeback against PSG in the CL, I was watching every moment from my couch."
  • Alves: "You might think from reading the newspapers that I was hoping my old club would lose."
  • Alves: "But when my brother Neymar scored that beautiful free kick? I jumped up from my couch and was screaming at the television."
  • Alves: "And when Sergi Roberto performed a miracle in the 95th minute? Like every other Barca fan in the world, I was going absolutely crazy"
  • Alves: "Because the truth is that Barcelona is still in my blood."
  • Alves: "When I had to play against Barca in the next round, it was a very weird feeling."
  • Alves: "Especially in the second leg at the Camp Nou, I felt like I was home again."
  • Alves: "Right before the match started, I went over to the Barca bench to say hello to my old friends."
  • Alves: "And they were saying, "Dani, come sit with us! We saved your seat!"
  • Alves: "I went sprinting back to the field, and I could hear my old manager, Luis Enrique, laughing his ass off."
  • Alves: "Pep would tell you exactly how everything was going to happen in a match before it even happened."
  • Alves: "Against RM in 2010, when we won 5-0? Pep told us before the match, "Today, you're going to play like the football is a ball of fire"
  • Alves: "It never stays at your feet. Not even half second. If you do that, there will be no time for them to pressure us.We will win easily"
  • Alves: "The funniest thing was if we came in at half-time and the game wasn't going well. Pep would sit down and rub his forehead."
  • Alves: "You know how he rubs his head? You've seen it, right? Like he's massaging his brain, searching for the genius to come to him."
  • Alves: "He would do this right in front of us in the dressing room. Then, like magic, it would come to him. Bang!"
  • Alves: "Pep was the first coach in my life who showed me how to play without the ball."
TDB Welcome Week!!

Hello Everyone - this is your host @spaceorphan18 welcoming you to @todaydreambelievers!!! 

In honor of the rewatch starting next week I thought it’d be fun to start a thread where people could get to know each other – and have a place to find other Gleeks who are still out there.  

So I encourage you – even those of you who are quiet in fandom - please reblog! And include when you started watching Glee, and why you’re still a fan.  Maybe talk about a favorite moment/performance/episode - and/or include a fun gif.  And, optionally, maybe include a little about yourself - or other interests you might have.  Or a kitten gif - everyone loves kitten gifs.  The important thing is to let your voice be heard.  It’ll be a pleasure meeting everyone :) 

And I hope to see everyone next Sunday for the kick off of TDB’s Great Glee Rewatch.  :) 

Anniversary week challenge!

Hi members!
As both the network and EXO both have anniversaries coming up. I thought it would be fun to make a project of some kind. So I decided to basically make a challenge week with day to day challenges! Members can choose to join or not, that is completely up to you! ^^

The anniversary week challenge will start April 2nd, basically on the actual 2 year anniversary of this network, and end April 9th, two days after EXO’s 5th year anniversary. You will be given completely freedom to do whatever you want, as long as what you do have something to do with the challenge of that day. And I’ll be reblogging all the posts to the blog of course! 

- Make sure you tag them #bbnawc as one of the first five tags, so I can keep a track of the posts, and no you don’t need to tag #byunbaeknet  this time around!!

Here are the day to day challenges!:

  • Sunday, April 2nd: Choose your absolute favorite moments* of Baekhyun. (2015 - present*) (Happy 2nd year anniversary BYUNBAEK-NET!)

  • Monday, April 3rd: Overdose era Baekhyun vs Monster era Baekhyun, pick one!

  • Tuesday, April 4th: Choose your favorite moment(s) between Baekhyun and another member(s).

  • Wednesday, April 5th: Choose one particular moment where you felt that you are so lucky that you stan Baekhyun.

  • Thursday, April 6th: Choose your favorite performance(s) of Baekhyun.

  • Friday, April 7th: Your aboslute favorite EXO moment(s) of all time! (Yes they can be OT12.) 

  • Saturday, April 8th: Your aboslute favorite EXO moment(s) of all time! (Yes they can be OT12.) (HAPPY 5TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXO!

  • Sunday, April 9th: Choose one moment from each era you just cannot shut up about.


Okay, but it was so hard to come up with these challenges! Anyways you do not have to do them all, but I hope this will be something fun for the members to do! - If there is anything you’re wondering about, message us and I’ll try to answer you!

* reason I choose 2015 - present is that this blog was created April 2nd, 2015 and I want to just see which moments you choose from the past two years because of that haha.

* when I say moments, it can be literally anything. It can be written interviews, performances, variety shows etc.. knock yourself out.


- Admin Ida-Eveline

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HAPPY WORLD THEATRE DAY!! 💞😘😚❤

For me, Raúl will always be best live on stage. Working WITH an audience, not just for it. I love how he puts all his energy into a performance, how he wants to be exhausted and gives everything he has. This man is a gift to the world.
I hope you don’t mind that I also added Melissa Errico, Orfeh & Andy Karl coz I absolutely adore them as well. ❤💞🦋

IDOLiSH7 1st Fan Thanksgiving ~Let’s Talk About Love!~

Performers
※ Shirai Yusuke (Nikaidou Yamato)
※ Yonaga Tsubasa (Izumi Mitsuki)
※ KENN (Yotsuba Tamaki)
※ Abe Atsushi (Ousaka Sougo)
※ Satou Takuya (Tsunashi Ryuunosuke)

Date & Time
※ Sunday, June 18th, 2017 (Sun)
※ Day: 14.00-15.00
※ Night: 18.00-19.00

Venue
※ Maihama Amphitheater

As we all know Yuzuru landed a very beautiful 4Lo tonight. It was very very beautiful. 

BUT at the same time, the skating fandom is buzzing about his popped 4sal which I myself was very very surprised. I’m very thankful he pulled off the triple at the end (thank you skating gods).

Anyway, he was looking good during the warm up and all and I was having the feeling he’ll definitely do well especially Nathan scored 103. I was hoping something like what happened in NHK 2015 repeat because he usually reacts to pressure very well. AND then his 4Lo happened and I’m almost sure at that moment he’ll skate a clean short but gosh, 4sal. 

I don’t want to overthink and put on negative vibes by saying this at the same time I’m no skating expert but after the popped the sal he was actually skating differently. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me but he looked stiff and I swear, that’s the very last adjective I’ll use to describe THE Yuzuru Hanyu but he was looking slow?

The triple axel is gorgeous, as always <3

I  don’t know if its the pressure, or if Nathan is actually getting into him. But, I really admire Yuzu’s mental strength so I’m hoping its not because of the pressure Nathan is putting on him. 

But all in all, I believe in Yuzu. I believe he can do it in the FS. I believe he can get recovery because, well he is Yuzuru Hanyu. Let’s pray for the best in Sunday and cheer for him even more.

Go Get Recover Yuzu!!!!

P.S: What do you think about Yuzu’s SP at 4CC and the other performance in general? Let me know :)


xoxo 

My Tony Predictions

Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen)- I predict Ben Platt will win this. He has been favored to win this award since last June. He is receiving rave reviews in Dear Evan Hansen, and from what I’ve seen and heard, he’s brilliant. The cast album has been non stop in my bedroom and I personally can’t get enough of his voice. His singing in the track Words Fail earns a Tony all by itself. I’m seeing the show in August and crossing my fingers I’ll be seeing his portrayal of Evan Hansen. 

Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen

Josh Groban (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)- This is Josh Groban’s Broadway debut and I think it’s safe to say he’s a keeper. If you’ve heard Josh Groban sing, then you know he is Tony worthy. He has gotten rave reviews in the Great Comet, and is sure to be a Tony nominee come next month. 

Christian Borle (Falsettos)- Christian Borle is a two time Tony winner and this year he might be a two time nominee for his roles in Falsettos and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. So it’s safe to say you never count Borle out of the race. Falsettos made a huge impression on Broadway this fall and despite its close in January, it shall not be forgotten come May. 

Andy Karl (Groundhog Day)- Andy Karl is fresh off an Olivier win last Sunday for his role in Groundhog Day in London. Despite the show stepping off on a shaky foot, Karl is a two time Tony nominee and is sure to be in the Tony race this year. 

Corey Cott (Bandstand)- I’m gonna give my last slot to Corey Cott. If nominated, Cott will be seen as an underdog in this category. But, I know what Cott is capable of and I believe he is Tony worthy. With his performances in Newsies and Gigi, Cott is an outstanding vocalist and I really hope he gets Tony nominated!

Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Laura Osnes (Bandstand)- Laura is already a two time Tony nominee and I think she’s overdue for a Tony. She’s a brilliant singer and puts so much emotion into her work. She dances and even sings upside down in Bandstand. Have you see the rehearsal footage? Ms. Osnes deserves some Tony love. 

Denee Benton ( Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)-  Denee Benton has sure made an impression on Broadway in her debut as Natasha. I’ve heard nothing but great things about her performance and I would be surprised if the Tony committee left her out. 

Denee Benton

Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon)- Lea Salonga won her Tony in 1991 for Miss Saigon, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Noblezada does too. Have you seen the video of Salonga and Noblezada singing The Movie in My Mind? Noblezada sounds amazing. 

Bette Midler (Hello Dolly!)- Bette is already iconic in this role and the show has been doing amazing in the grosses. With other Broadway icons like Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole, who could also be nominated, it might be hard for Bette or anyone to secure their spot, but I’ll put my money on Bette. 

Christy Altomare (Anastasia)- I’m giving my last slot to Christy Altomare for Anastasia. Altomare and the show have been getting constant buzz, despite it having not officially opened on Broadway yet! So I think this is a girl to watch and her performance of Journey to the Past?.. amazing. 

I think this is the toughest category this year. There is so many actresses I am missing that could also get nominated, so I’m really unsure of who will win. 

Best Musical

Dear Evan Hansen- I think Dear Evan Hansen will win best musical. 

Groundhog Day

 Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812

Come From Away

 We’ll find out the nominees May 2nd, until then I’d love to hear your predictions as well! 

 Happy Tonys!

anonymous asked:

do you know if our dear mr tveit has any more shows scheduled? or is he just gonna focus on company from now on?

Yes actually, Aaron currently has 2 more shows on the books - he mentioned that LA was the last “rock show” he currently has scheduled so I am taking that to mean that both upcoming shows will be the Broadway setlist

Sunday, July 16th at 8:00 pm at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton Beach, NY - tickets are already on sale for this one here

Thursday, September 21st at 7:30 pm at Schaeffer Auditorium at Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA - tickets go on sale for non-season-subscribers on August 8th - event announcement page here

Hope there are more to come but for now these are the concerts that have been announced working around his Company schedule.

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE AND HAPPY CARDINAL SUNDAY!! 😇😇

Well, what an emotional rollercoaster last nights episode was!
Amazing performances from Peter and Pearl and all the cast. 😱

I didn’t see the ending coming either! What a shock! 😱😎

My hubby is now hooked on this series, which is a first. But he was praising Peter’s acting too, so we have another convert!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday whatever you are doing! 😘😘

NEWS | 18/04/2017

“We put in a great performance and could have wrapped the tie up in the first half”, commented Modric.

Isco took his place in the starting line-up against Bayern Munich and he had reflected on the Whites’ win in the following terms: “We were really made to suffer, but ultimately we’re in the semi-finals. In the first half we could have put the tie to bed, we had some clear-cut chances and perhaps we paid the price for not taking them after the break. However, we didn’t let our heads drop and we pulled it off”.

“The important thing was to get through the tie, not who played. Today I was lucky enough to start the game and I’m very pleased for the team. I work hard to try and help my teammates. I’m always prepared to help whenever the coach sees fit and I’m 100% ready”.

Modric: “Let’s hope there’s the same atmosphere for El Clásico”

“We put in a great performance and could have wrapped the tie up in the first half. We’re happy to have got through to the semi-finals and now we need to take one game at a time to see if we can successfuly defend our title for the first time in the competition’s history. We face another big game on Sunday. Winning that one would be very significant in our bid to take the LaLiga title. We need to rest up if we’re going to perform well in that game and let’s hope there’s the same atmosphere as there was today”.

Casemiro: “The fans were very important”
“Without doubt, the support of the fans was very important for us. They got behind us from start to finish and we’re a far stronger side with their backing. I want to thank our fans and hope that they’ll always get behind us”.

Lucas: “You’ve got to take your hat off to Cristiano for scoring five goals in the tie”.

“My assist came in a move in which Cristiano asked for the ball to be played between the centre-backs; I played in a good pass, but his finish was incredible”.

Targets
“Our mentality is to just take one game at a time. We’re on a good run and are getting better and are improving in every game. We now have to shift our attentions to LaLiga because we want to win it too and we’ve got an extremely important game this weekend”.

Lucas: “We did a good job and showed we were capable of digging in”

“The game was full of action and was very lively, it had a bit of everything. The team did a good job and showed we were capable of digging in. We waited for our chance and were clinical enough to score the goals. We more than deserved to win the game and I don’t think that the referee had such a big say in the outcome. Bayern are clearly a good side, but we were the deserved winners of the tie”.

Cristiano’s performance

“Cristiano should never be on the receiving end of boos and he always steps up to the plate at the crucial times. You’ve got to take your hat off to him for scoring five goals in the tie”.

Fan’s support
“In these sorts of games, the Bernabéu is brilliant. There was a great atmosphere on our arrival and during the match. They were our 12th man and they drove us when we were looking at our most vulnerable and we’re very grateful to them”.

I haven’t been posting a lot personal stuff lately. It’s mostly cuz I have little to say. My life is pretty much divided between work, politics, activism, gardening, exercise, and performance. I’m slowing down a little this weekend, because the next month will be go go GO! And garden fortification will be needed.

Next Sunday is my interview to become fully professed. I’m not sure how it will go, but I’m very hopeful. If that happens, I’ll probably create a side blog including both Pussywillow Wilchenot and for burlesque. Mx. Lavender Foxx is coming into their own. @ambivalent-soul tell Mr. Fox he is an inspiration, please!

But for today, I am content to work outside.

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Reminder for all you cool cats in Vancouver, B.C.: I’ll be moderating a talk about money things at VanCAF tomorrow morning with a fantastic group of creators: @stevelieber, @jephjacques, Hope Nicholson, and James F. Wright

Come listen in as we talk about: 

  • Our deep dark money fears, 
  • What it actually looks like making a living as a freelancer, 
  • How different sources of revenue have worked for us all,
  • And the best financial advice we’ve received/discovered in our careers.

It all goes down at 10:30am on Sunday in the Performance Center. VanCAF is free to attend, so come say hello!

I consider myself lucky to have friends like Kwante Ovesen https://www.instagram.com/philosophyof_thefaust/ who are multi-talented and are willing to help with both character design AND writing lyrics!  Kwante posts alot of good poetry on Facebook, and I figured that his dark aesthetic might be good for my senior film in animation “Long Way Down”. 

This is the song that the Singer character will be performing when the Detective first walks into the nightclub to meet her.  Kwante cranked out the lyrics in a matter of days and it’s amazing!  It totally captures the style I was hoping for (think Mildred Bailey “Born to be Blue https://youtu.be/p8MdBlZFWC8 or Billie Holiday “Gloomy Sunday” https://youtu.be/KUCyjDOlnPU ).

I’m really pumped to see what the composer @petrecrice and our newly recruited vocalist Lauren-Jessica Bertini make of this one. 

Project:

This upcoming Sunday marks a year that we lost a soul, but heaven gained an angel. Christina was taken from us too soon. I want to do a day of hope where we all wear green in memory of this beautiful soul that was taken. Her legacy lives on as an amazing performer and artist. I want to shine light on this day, in mindset of this tragedy I want us to shine bright and show her up in heaven that she isn’t forgotten. So join me in wearing green for Christina. Tag me in your posts on Instagram, twitter and Tumblr.

Not that anyone cares, but this blog is going to run on queue until Friday (except for some random outbursts of excitement in between maybe). So, if I don’t answer your messages quickly, please don’t think badly of me. ;-; I’m leaving for Tokyo today to fly to Seoul early Monday morning since I’m impulsive when it comes to the pup and wanted to see him perform at least once during his new concert series. I’m going to stay in Seoul from Monday to Thursday. I would have loved to extend my stay until Sunday, but I can only skip classes once more on Friday (the other Friday classes I skipped to see SHINee in Tokyo and in Hong Kong) and I originally wanted to use this last ‘skip chance’ for Taemin’s concert. BUT OH WELL…we all know how that ended… ;-;

Anyway, I hope you will all have a pleasent week, take good care of yourself, eat well, and sleep a lot! 

Originally posted by cutepikachu

^ this is me seeing the pup (o^_^o)

teaching minority youth & combatting racism in classical music

So I’ve just been hired as a teaching assistant with a project at Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra called the ICP. Basically BYSO realized in 1998 that most of the kids that come into their programs are from richer communities outside (or in wealthy areas of) Boston & certain communities that are more underprivileged weren’t being represented. 19 years ago they created the project I have begun working for as a response to that, bringing in kids from the inner city, all minority kids. They teach those kids how to play string instruments (violin, viola, cello & bass) and work with them from the age of 4/5 all through high school, all that time supporting them with scholarship money. The result is that 100% of the children are trained enough to play with the best youth symphonies in Boston, come to graduate high school, go to a four-year college, and most importantly, stay out of trouble. It’s a pretty cool project.

Recently, the head of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) lost his position for his racist remarks; last spring (of 2016), he stated at a conference that he “could not diversify his board” due to the fact that “blacks and Latinos lack the keyboard skills and music theory abilities to become musicians or music educators”.
Obviously, after this, he received extensive criticism from American musicians and educators alike for his blatant racism and was forced to forfeit his position. It was a shameful moment for music education in the US.

How does this tie into what I’m trying to say?

An alarming statistic is that very few blacks and latinos are represented in classical music. Orchestras are overwhelmed with white and Asian musicians, however, it is rare to see many POC on stage playing a Beethoven symphony. Why is that?

My best guess, though I could never really say, is simply that the study of classical music is costly for the long-term. Parents have to pay for private lessons, the cost of an instrument, and even might have to pay a fee for participation in some ensembles. Not that I am trying to imply that there are not POC who are perfectly well-off or even wealthy–there certainly are–however in cities like Boston, or where I’m from, Pittsburgh, many of the communities with POC aren’t well-off and send kids to low-budget city schools with little-to-no music education, (with exceptions like Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts 👏🏻 yay) and therefore minority communities must turn to programs like Boston’s ICP or Pittsburgh’s Hope Academy to get involved in classical music at all.

This past Sunday I worked with 4-5 year olds for multiple hours followed by an hour with 11-14 year olds. The children, all black and hispanic, were extremely excited to be making music and showed a lot of promise.

I began playing the cello at the age of 5, and I currently am studying cello at one of the best schools of music in the country, with one of the best cello professors in the country. I have an annual scholarship of almost $54K.
It is outrageous to even humor the idea that any of these 4 and 5 year old children, simply because of the color of their skin, could not have the same future as me–could not be studying the cello at their top choice school 14 years from now. I am white, but I wasn’t born into a family with a lot of money. They paid for music lessons, I received scholarships for youth symphony, and I worked hard to get the scholarship that I have for college.

I’m not yet sure that I see myself as a future educator, but I do know one thing: when I was 5 years old, I was just as excited as the five kiddos I’m working with to be playing the cello. And they deserve every opportunity that I had and more. And in many ways, I want to fight for the kids who need someone to fight for them.

The times have changed. Classical music has changed. Therefore, educators need to change. Those who believe classical music is a game for Asians and Caucasians need to step down from their positions. They are both racist and extremely foolish. As a white person, I don’t know if my voice is the one that people want to hear, but what I have to say is this: everyone deserves access to arts education, and every child has equal potential to grow into the next Yo-Yo Ma or Itzhak Perlman. Shame on music educators who don’t want to see the beautiful smiles of 4 and 5 year olds learning how to play the cello completely regardless of the color of their skin. Seeing little tiny cellists smile makes my heart glow with joy–and knowing I get to be a part of their journey makes my day feel a little bit brighter.

Racism in classical music needs to END. I can’t believe that it’s still an issue. Shameful. We need to combat it with all of our strength, so that the world of the arts will become diversified naturally.

anonymous asked:

Haim and Ed are performing at Glastunbury on Sunday.. Ed talked about people like Victoria and David Beckham going.. Cara D and Lily D go all the time I hope Taylor goes with them as her first public thing out it'd be super cool.

🙏🙏🙏

Sunday(ish) Respite - Pub Crawl

If you’ve played any brand of swords and sorcery tabletop, the chances are that, at sometime during your career as an adventurer, you’ve holed up in your favourite tavern and either drank your troubles away or drank new ones into existence. As a DM, I understand the base concept of a home base wrought with strife and opportunity, so therefore I prefer to not just set up four walls, a greasy barman, a handful of tables and stools, and wait for someone to begin the chaos (usually accumulating with one of the previously mentioned objects ending up cracked over someones head). Instead, I like building up a quaint and unique setting for interactions, letting the PCs approach from their own angle.

So, that being said: Let’s go on a pub crawl!

Holy Herb Inn

The Holy Herb Inn is clean, rustic, and holds a healthy collection of calm and mellow customers, slouched in pillowed seats around a blooming hearth, sipping on piping-hot mead in ivory flagons, laughing about the hard day of work gone past. The walls are decorated with plant boxes under the lead-lined windows, each full of flowery herbs, filling the room with a sweet strength, blending well with the tasteful odour of cooked meats. The bar sells freshly brewed tonics by the bottle, bundles of dried plants in colourful ribbons, and pipes of powdered herbs with a single match.

The Old Armoury

Broad, stone cornered pinewood walls build the single floor of this bunker-like structure. It’s squat, secure visage complements the visitors it attracts: strong-armed field hands and retired soldiers alike sit together as kin, sharing drinks and jokes of equal potency. The wall behind the stained, oaken bar is decorated with dozens of weapons and martial armaments; dusted and worn shields of royal colours; swords both great and broad, nicked and scarred; lines of arrows and bolts, of expert and primal craft alike. All of them have a grand and epic tale committed to the memory of the barkeep and barmaids, one they can recall without falter. Customers can offer a trade for a tool they fancy: any weapon they wish, and a tale to prove its worth. If they needn’t replace their equipment, the guests can pay to sleep in the old barracks, safely under the floorboards.

The Greentower

This two-storey building is painted a deep, earthy green from the cobblestone foundation up. Narrow windows of a wiry mesh bleed shafts of morning light through onto the tavern floor. The bar stools and table also share the lush tint, and the bar is painted with a delicate mural, depicting an autumn wind, blowing leaves across the length of the room as they change colour into the full-hold of winter. The second floor of the tavern has an inward-facing walkway, looking over into the common area, offering access into the upstairs rooms. From behind the bar there is a ladder climbing into a hole in the ceiling, a hole that feeds the grand, golden flag-bearing tower,also painted a rich green. The tower is always manned by an armed scout, offering the small hamlet an early alarm, as the great brass bell chimes when incoming threats are spotted.

The Four Shields tavern

The only thing that identifies this ragged, shanty structure as a tavern is the collection of drunken fools cascading out when the morning sun shines. The walls are cracked and mismatched, wounded with holes and patched with planks and boards at odd angles. What appears to be a catapult arm supports the leaning frame at the rear, a wheeled frame for some breed of war machine offers the best portion of the doorway, and a set of four unique kite-shields offer some colour to the exterior design. Inside, there is nothing that offers surprise if the outside is understood well enough. The tables are damaged and old, the bar is disjointed and awkward, the breeze that cuts through the building and leaves noone warm and comfortable.

The Blue Crown Theatre and Inn

Amid the metropolis is a grand, rounded structure of marble and silk. Rounded windows glare out on every angle, billowing flags of wine and honey roll with the winds that rock the higher levels. A steady cheer pours from the archway entrances, as does the orchestral roar of trumpets and strings. Past the carpetted entrance is a vast, open chamber of grand, rounded tables, crowded with aristocrats and nobility, filled by jugs of wine and silver plates of fruits and berries, exotic and rare. The outer rim offers dozens of bars and eateries, all thoroughly cleaned and eagerly stocked for the performance to come. All of the staff speak with great adoration for the gathering collection of well-dressed musicians in the central ring: tonight is the first performance of Golas De Seifer’s epic, Vassimor’s Debt. Four hours of music, four more of drinking, four further of celebration, four again to clean up.

P.S.

I know i’ve been away for a while, really been secluding my efforts on Tumblr to casual browsing and researching artistic and literary styles. However, I hope to catch up with lost time and bring my a-game in the future; hit the home-runs; get the strikes; dart the bulls-eye; ball the goalposts; ace the hole; etc …

Also, i’m still taking submissions for Sunday(ish) Respite if you have any ideas you want me to use.

Enjoy.

Pixie x

31/5/16

I haven’t seen anything about this yet on tumblr, so here we go. Break Out Presents Yuri!!! On CONCERT: Winter Fantasies will take place on Sunday, November 19, 2017. It will be at Makuhari Messe, which is located in the Chiba prefecture of Tokyo. Concert performers include Taku Matsuma, Taro Umebayashi, Ensemble FOVE, and more. There are two parts: day and evening. The day section is at 12:00 and 13:00, and the evening section is at 17:00 and 18:00. You can get tickets if you buy the Yuri!!! On ICE Original Soundtrack, which is about 3,250 yen. You can find more information at yurionconcert.com. Hope I got everything!!