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Crea Magazine, July 2017: Kyungsoo interview

[D.O.] is a main vocal of the well-acclaimed performance group EXO, and has gained popularity for his calm air. We went to Seoul to hear more, starting with his first romantic comedy.

Afternoon in Seoul in a studio by the Han River - he entered quietly and appeared suddenly at the corner I was sitting in, waiting for him. 

“Konichiwa.” I rose and greeted thoughtlessly in Japanese, caught off guard. He bowed with an honest smile, replying with “konichiwa.”

Gray jacket and sneakers. Pale skin and thin, silver-framed glasses. The outfit made D.O. seem like an unassuming college freshman more than a celebrity.

He has been balancing acting with EXO’s activities for three years. In South Korea, where it takes time to be recognized as an actor, he stands out from even within EXO for featuring in projects alongside movie stars like Ha Jungwoo and Shin Hakyun. 

South Korean artists often make their actor debut in school-life dramas, but in D.O.’s case, he’s left strong impressions acting as an alter ego (IOIL) and as a psychopath (IRY). Even his film debut (Cart) was a social critique of the treatment of precarious workers, where his character’s mother led labor strikes. 

“Maybe because I go by my birth name for acting, apparently some who’ve seen me in a drama or movie are surprised to learn ‘that guy is in EXO.’ But to me, there’s no such distinction between singing and dancing as EXO or acting for a drama or movie. It feels natural to change for each circumstance. All I think about when choosing a role is if I want to try being him.”

His first romantic comedy, the webdrama Be Positive which released last fall, is a social phenomenon with over thirty million views. 

“Hwandong dreams of becoming a movie director. He’s bright and restless, completely different from any other role I’d had, so he was novel. […] A lot like Hwandong, I try to be positive about everything. But I don’t seem to have the energy to start dancing on the streets (laughs). I don’t really like spicy food either. Ochazuke, kasuzuke! Even in Korea, I often visit Japanese restaurants. (When someone who works at SME) asks if I didn’t go to one just yesterday, I can’t lie about eating sushi again (wry smile).”

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You guys. I saw my childhood come alive on stage today.

This show is incredibly silly, but in the best possible way.  The actors were phenomenal and so, so accurate.


  • Annabeth is blonde and has curly hair. Enough said. (Kristin Stokes was fabulous, and v v badass)
  • The set was super minimalist and it worked so well?? They did a fantastic job incorporating the set into the action, so when cast/crew moved set pieces it didn’t look awkward, it just fit.
  • I really can’t explain how great the cast was.  There were like 7 or 8 cast members, and most of them played multiple characters and killed it. Every single cast member was memorable. 
  • There were lines DIRECTLY FROM THE BOOK. And every single time they said one of them the audience gave a collective gasp
  • “You drool when you sleep” “Seaweed brain” “Wise Girl”
  • I admit I wasn’t impressed with “Good Kid” when I heard it online, but live it was great.  The music is so so so good, and it’s driving me crazy that there’s no soundtrack yet.
  • Personally speaking, I came close to crying the second I walked into the theater. I guess I didn’t realize how much I missed acting and being in a theater, being part of a cast. I’m so ready to go back to that.
  • Also personally speaking, I’m vaguely in love with both Chris Mccarrell and Kristen Stokes. So I’ll let you know how that works out.
  • God I was gonna go on and on but I’m getting overwhelmed because I’m a weenie lmao. TL;DR I loved it, it made me slightly emotional, and it. was. GOOD.

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Andrew Scott

Had an hour with him, only about 10 of us, and holey moley what a treat. He is intelligent and well spoken, but very patient with allowing others to talk. He reiterated that the ENTIRE pool scene was not meant to be shot, only to be used as audition material, was written very quickly by Steven, but they liked it so much they shot it and fit it in.

He’s doing Hamlet onstage currently and expects it will be filmed by the National Theater and shown. When asked what part he’d like to play, he said a romantic comedy, as he hasn’t done one, and “ the longer I live the more I become convinced that everything is about love.” He was also quite philosophical about emotions, that you have to experience your dark side to experience your light, and that “all of the world is like that, two sides of a coin, not separate.”

Sad Newsies is over (again) so I made my own papes!

So I saw Newsies twice (might have skipped class to watch it the second time whoops) and here are some of my favorite parts:

- Seeing Broadway newsies and toursies all performing together

- The projections of the headlines/Jack’s drawing of Katherine

- Hearing “Letter from the Refuge” in hd

- Seeing newsies spit in hd

- Jeremy Jordan’s raw emotion while singing Santa Fe

- Kara’s bro voice when she says “for sure”

- The camera angles esp during the fight scene

- And when it zooms in on Davey after Jack betrays him and the guys and then it pans back to Jack who just looks so helpless

- The world’s yer erster!

- Les making the deal w/ Jack

- Les’s reaction to Medda’s theatre

- How excited Les got when Katherine said “let’s get drunk!” in King of NY

- Just everything about Les he’s perfect


- How Davey says “… that’s it??” after Katherine first taps in King of NY

- The face Jack makes after shaking Roosevelt’s hand

- The audience losing their minds during the key change in Once and For All when the towers move forward and also during Brooklyn’s Here

- The audience cracking up at “why do old people talk so much?” “to prove they’re still alove”

- When Hannah secretly applauds Jack for the strike in Pulitzer’s office

- When the live audience throws papes at the stage during curtain call

- Jeremy attempting to do a dance move and almost falling during curtain call

- The girl next to me sadly whispering “oh Crutchie” after he sings “watch me stand, watch me run” during the Prologue

- The same girl during credits: “Tommy Braco?? Tommy BRACO?!?” and “Spot Conlan?! Spot CONLAN?!?” “WHY CAN’T THEY BOTH BE SPELLED RIGHT AT THE SAME TIME?!”

- Basically I loved everything 


- It’s not in theaters anymore and it’s not available for purchase (yet, hopefully it will be soon)

- So little screen time for Spot Conlon and Kid Blink, aka the sweet cinnamon roll that is Andy Richardson 

- I basically cried for the whole 2 and a half hours


Can’t say how the days will unfold // Can’t change what the future may hold // But I want you in it // Every hour, every minute

Loved this so much yesterday! I love that we got to see Grant Gustin sing again, and the lyrics of this song were absolutely perfect for the scene. This was so beautiful!

Drunken Confessions

A/N: A request, finally!!!! I’m so excited to write this, also don’t forget to send in request! Thank you to @linmanuclmiranda for helping me edit this! She’s a lifesaver! PS: Did anyone get my How I Met Your Mother reference?

Prompt: Can I request something??? How about a Drunk!Lin confessing his love for the reader but the reader is all flustered and thinks it’s just the alcohol talking but it’s not. Idk you can elaborate more on that but I love your writing so much!! And If u have any fic recs with Drunk!Lin could u link them? Bc I really need more Drunk!Lin in my life. Thanks~

Pairing: Lin x reader

Warnings: alcohol, cursing (per usual)

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As the costume manager for the musical “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theater, you were living the dream. You had been blessed with a love for musical theater, but cursed with an inability to sing. Costume manager was the next best thing; however, costumes weren’t  your only job. You made sure Leslie took off his wedding ring, all the mics worked, and you also made sure Anthony put his hair down to play Philip in act two which he often forgot. They had many different names for you such as: “angel in the wings,” “lifesaver,” and “the backbone of Hamilton.”

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Stage Play Touken Ranbu “Akatsuki no Dokuganryuu”

There is so much I want to say about this play, but unfortunately all those things are major spoilers!! So I will refrain from doing that for now. So read on without fear, I’ll give a warning when the spoilers are coming up.

This play in one word:

I have absolutely no regrets about staying this long in Japan and paying 10,000 yen just to see this play! At this point there is absolutely nothing I can complain about, I enjoyed this play from start to end!

With half of the cast being from the previous play, and the other half being new to the team… things can go horribly wrong, or perfectly right… Thankfully it was the latter one. The old cast expanded on their existing characters and the new cast did a wonderful job at establishing themselves! Sure, it took me a moment to get used to the new cast, but… I can only say they did a wonderful job!

I loved this stage… They have a lot more moving props this time to created different places. It’s done really well! I actually have a photo of the “Honmaru” setting I took before the show started… (but it’s on my phone, so I can’t show it right now) Aside from that we have moving bushes, screens with projections and… folding screens…

Like the previous play we’re welcomed with an opening song, and the play ends with a closing song… Both of these songs, I loved them! I may like these better than the ones from the Honnouji play, but I’d have to hear them more often. At the very least I can say I absolutely loved the dance routine! ^o^// They looked so cool!
For the music they used a mix of old and new soundtracks. Which was pretty nice actually. Gave a bit of a nostalgic feel to certain moments. I’ve got to admit I don’t remember much of the soundtrack though. Let’s say that wasn’t really the thing I focused on. But, the fact I don’t remember it probably means it was a pretty good soundtrack and went really well with the event on stage.

Story-wise I guess this musical was split in two parts. One part focusing on Sayo’s past and his struggles with it. Which is mostly a Sayo/ Yamanbagiri focused plot with Kasen butting in whenever he can and Ookurikara being pulled in by Sayo against his will. And the other part focused on keeping history straight. Which is mostly Mikazuki/ Tsurumaru/ Kasen/ Ookurikara/ Mitsutada/ Sada, but also has some Manba-chan and Sayo included, especially in the first act. Both story arcs were incredibly enjoyable to watch in my opinion.

So, the play starts off with a flash-forward like the previous play. (which I didn’t realize until somewhere in the 2nd act, but…)  And then the focus returns to the citadel, where Sayo’s story is set up, everyone sings and dances and we’re introduced to the new characters. I’m not going to go too much into detail, because honestly. I feel like the story is way to complex for that. After I watched the Musical (Mihotose no Komoriuta) I more or less could remember the flow of the story. For this one, I do remember the flow of the story, but I have absolutely no idea in what order everything happened. Mostly because you keep switching between different story lines. If you’re watching the play that’s not a problem, if you try to puzzle it back together from the top of your head, it is.

Anyway, all I can say with certainty: They really upped the comedy for this musical!! And it was awesome! Especially the first act is a really great mix of comedy and seriousness. Second act is a bit more serious, but then you have Mikazuki coming by and, well… xD Also, without going into the details… in this play we don’t get a War council scene (like in Honnouji), but… remember how in the Touken Ranbu Hanamaru anime you have this one episode where they have thing song about making Udon…? Well, they won’t be singing, but expect something similar! It’s hilarious! (And then they’ll take it a step further in one of the final scenes of the play! Look forward to it!)

And here ends my (mostly) spoiler-free review, now let me go into the bits that make this play absolutely awesome. 

For the love of god, if you’re going to watch this play in the theater and haven’t spoiled yourself yet, please stay away from the next section. You’re going to enjoy it so much more if you don’t know what’s coming!! (I even would like to tell people who are waiting for the DMM live-stream or DVD release to stay away, but I suppose you’ll be spoiled anyway by that time, but…)

Really I’m serious, major spoilers ahead!!


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anonymous asked:

what are some of your favorite numbers from musicals?

OH MAN. I’m going to try and break it down by musical, so I’m not so overwhelming. Otherwise we could be here forever. I’m also only going to do musicals that I’ve seen in the theater. Here we go:

  • Les Misérables: “On My Own.” I’ve spent my entire life singing this song, I’ve known the lyrics by heart since I was six. While I have all the musical memorized, I’ve never been able to shake the long standing effect of this song. I grew up wanting to be Éponine, not Cosette (read into that what you will). There are other, bigger numbers, like “One Day More,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” or personal favorite “In My Life,” but I can’t drop the raw emotion of this number.
  • Wicked: “Defying Gravity.” This one is for the physical number, more than the song. Gay anthem “For Good” makes me cry, “As Long as You’re Mine” is probably the sexiest song ever put on broadway, I can sing “Dancing Through Life” for fucking ever, and honestly “The Wizard and I” is the one I’ve listened to the most (I sing it loudly in my car a lot. That song has BUILD). I even have some serious feelings about “Thank Goodness.” But in the theater, and I’ve seen Wicked maybe five times now, it knocks you out every single time. It’s the best of Chenoweth and Menzel. And when they lift her in the air…you can’t beat it. This is THE intermission break.
  • Spring Awakening: “Touch Me.” Man, this is a hard choice. One of my favorite musicals because all of the songs sparkle, and some especially stand out for the blocking on stage. I personally love “My Junk,” “The Bitch of Living,” “The Guilty Ones,” and “Don’t Do Sadness” so fucking much, and that’s just the start. But this one has such a tenderness, and a build, that’s unmatched in musical numbers. The whole song is about orgasming, and it simulates that as well as music can. You can’t really get better. 
  • Rent: “La Vie Boheme.” Can I choose every single song? I only picked this one because I learned all of the lyrics when I was 14 and was so incredibly proud of myself. It’s also so fun and specific to this musical when played out in the theater. But I love all of these songs. Second fav is “Take Me or Leave Me.” Surprise favorite is “Goodbye Love” which I will belt like it’s my jam. 
  • Hamilton: “Satisfied.” Now this one wasn’t difficult. It was the song I fell in love with when I first listened to the album; it’s the number I first cried to when I saw the musical in New York. I can connect to every single song in this musical, but nothing starts to match the choreography and ingenuity of the Helpless/Satisfied number. I was amazed when I listened to the song, and even more so when I saw it in person. Renée is a national treasure.
  • Next to Normal: “Why Stay/A Promise.” There are so many songs I prefer, like “Superboy and the Invisible Girl,” “I Miss the Mountains,” “Everything Else,” and especially the refrain in “Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I’m Falling.” But this song, on stage, fucking slays. It brings back so many riffs from the beginning and focuses in on these four people and the parallel between them, reminding you of the point, of what the musical is about. The harmonies are on point and the lyrics manage to accomplish a matching dissonance. Amazing. 
  • Anything Goes: “Anything Goes.” I have such a good time watching this musical, but this song honestly has the best hook and it’s incredible to watch. In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now god knows, ANYTHING GOES.
  • Phantom of the Opera: “All I Ask of You.” It’s the only song in the entire musical I can listen to and not get caught up in the abusive implications. I also grew up on this musical, and I think these lyrics may have been my first words. Probably my total favorite song is “Think of Me,” but I’d honestly jam to all of them. 
  • In the Heights: “Breathe.” There are some real bangers in this musical, like “96,000″ and “When You’re Home,” but this is the one that stuck with me the longest. That BUILD, the PAUSES…one of the best individual ballads ever to appear on Broadway. Lin never let us down
  • Throughly Modern Millie: “Only in New York.” I love all of these songs, and there are certainly more exciting ones. But this one is a ballad if I’ve ever seen one. I sing it all the time in the shower. 
  • Mamma Mia: “Does Your Mother Know.” Who doesn’t love ABBA, but my favorite number to watch is this one. My favorite song is probably “Lay All Your Love on Me,” or “The Winner Takes it All,” but this one is so much fun, and every time I see the musical the interpretation is different. 
  • Fun Home: “Ring of Keys.” This number manages to capture the feeling of the graphic novel in a way that none of the other songs do. A kid sings it, and it fucking rocks. 
  • West Side Story: “America.” Obviously. If you have a different fav, you’re wrong.
  • Sweeney Todd: “Johanna.” In a lot of ways, I hate Sondheim’s musicals. But this song burrows its way into my brain and never lets go
  • The King and I: “Shall We Dance?” This is clearly the best number, especially because the last time I saw this musical the set kept moving while they danced, and she was in that GIANT DRESS, it was so impressive. But my favorite song is “Something Wonderful.” 
  • Cabaret: “Maybe This Time.” We can all agree. I do a great 20′s style version of this song when I’m drunk.
  • Once: “Falling Slowly.” The only reason to watch this musical. 
  • Legally Blonde: “Chip on My Shoulder.” I truly love so many riffs and individual lines in this musical (the break down in “Serious” which I once sang with a boy who was in love with me go figure, “girls like you always get to see Ireland,” the either side of the door harmony in “Legally Blonde” that fucks with my already dark childhood Luke Wilson complex. But this number is so much fun, and even through the mansplaining, the hook is great. 
  • Shrek the Musical: “I Know It’s Today.” This musical never needed to happen, but this is such a great and overlooked number. The harmony and switch off between the three Fionas is so well orchestrated. Plus that refrain…..it’ll get stuck in your head for a month. 

Honestly I’ve seen a lot more musicals, but I didn’t want to pick a specific song from them. 


Her face “lights up” when she talking about Alvaro Morata. Who would have thought that out of thousands of users of Instagram she finds the love of her life. At twenty - two years old, Alice Campello which is “influential” Italian celebrity, in September last year changed her life for love, she left Italy and settled in Spain, and now again for  love she said “yes” for a player of Real Madrid. She began preparing for the wedding in Intimissimi, in company which she is the ambassador. We talked with her during watching the new collection for the bride.

What means to you this brand?

I really like it, before I started to work for this brand, I bought all of their clothes! There was a shop near the house where I lived in Venice, my mom was there almost every day.

Now you will pay special attention to the wedding collection …

I’ve seen the entire collection, I began to try everything … and I love it! This is a new world that I didn’t know.

Do you already know how it will look like your wedding dress?

When I was a little girl, I walked around the house in a veil like a bride. My mother was surprised to see me in the veil, but now comes the time when really I’m getting married, but I’m calm and I’m not obsessed with the wedding dress. I tried one and I like it, is the opposite to what I always thought that I choose.

It will be a wedding dress of Italian or Spanish brand?

No, it’s not from an Italian brand. It will be a surprise.

And wedding? In Italy or here?

In Venice. Because I’m Venetian and Alvaro thinks it’s nice to do it there.


In June. There’s not much time left, but I’m calm.

You started twenty-two years old, did you ever imagine that you get married so early?

Actually, yes. It’s something I’ve always dreamed about, get married soon, be a mother soon …

Your love was at first sight in all aspects.

Yes, I saw him and fell in love immediately. When you find the right person, you don’t need ten years to realize. We are one, we complement each other in many things, he helps me in everything, I’m very happy, I think there is no one better for me.

And proposal, beautiful, with lots of magic … it’s impossible to say no!

It was incredible, I didn’t expect it at all. He told me that we were going to the theater and I was thinking : “How strange!”. I told him that I didn’t want to go and … at the end was an amazing surprise! It was the most beautiful day of my life. Because loving a person so much and seeing that this person loves you in the same way, and doing everything for you, as you do everything for him, is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you in life. You feel invincible, you may not have anything in the world, but being with that person is enough.

How long have you lived in Madrid?

I’ve been here since September, when Alvaro started to play here, I moved with him quickly. I don’t leave him alone for a minute.

Do you like living in Madrid?

I really like Madrid. I said to Alvaro : “Wherever you go, I will go with you”. It’s very similar here to Italy, people are very similar, I really like Spanish people. And the food … I don’t like to say this, but I don’t miss Italian food.

Raúl Esparza drawing Nr. 102 was a suggestion from Melissa Errico ❤ Loved these two in Sunday in the Park with George. Can’t wait to witness their reunion on Monday!! I am already so excited. My first time seeing Raúl live. Hope my poor heart can take it 😍❤💞
I hope so much to be able to provide you guys with lots of wonderful pics of my trip to NYC 😘

And when I come back I finish SVU 400 Barba! ❤

I don’t know about the rest of ya’ll but I for one am LIVING for miss Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor almost as much as I’m living for Valentina. They’re both so extra in completely different ways. Val is an adorable Catholic theater kid who obsesses over the Miss Universe pageant and stones nearly everything she owns. Trinity is a shady consummate professional who’s unabashedly in love with plastic surgery and knows better than to take herself too seriously. How some of you can pit them against one other based on a vague edit (especially when they’re friends irl) is beyond me 


“I don’t feel hatred Xavier..…because tolerance, dialogue and patience were your strongest weapons.”

 The husband of the policeman who was murdered by a terrorist last week in Paris delivers an emotional eulogy at his memorial service.

“Xavier, Thursday morning, as usual, I went to work and you were still asleep. We exchanged over the course of the day on our holiday project, in a country so far away that you had told me you were very impatient [because] you had never been this far. Visa details, our accommodations. These concerns invaded our messages with a frenzy all the more joyful as our airline tickets were booked since Tuesday. You left for work at 2 o’clock in the orderly policeman’s outfit that you were so careful about because your presentation had to be irreproachable. Your comrades and you had the mission of joining the police station of the 8th arrondissement, where, as often, you had to ensure the safety of the public on this beautiful avenue, the Champs-Elysees. You had been designated a parking spot at 102 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, in front of the Cultural Institute of Turkey. This type of mission, I know, pleases you, because it was the Champs and the image of France, because it was also the culture you were protecting. At that moment, the worst arrived for you and your comrades. One of those events that everyone dreads and hopes will never happen. You were swept away without knowing and for that I thank your good star. Your comrades were wounded, one of them seriously. They are recovering gradually and we are relieved. All were shocked. I came home in the evening, without you, with extreme and profound grief, which may perhaps be calmed one day, I do not know. This pain made me feel closer than ever to your comrades who suffer, like you, silently; like me, silently. And, as far as I am concerned, I suffer without hatred. I borrow this formula from Antoine Leiris [whose wife, Hélène Muyal-Leiris, was killed at the Bataclan on November 13, 2015] whose immense wisdom in the face of pain I have admired so much that I read and re-read his lines a few months ago. It is a lesson in life that has made me grow so much that it protects me today. When the first messages were published informing Parisians that a serious event was taking place on the Champs-Elysees and a policeman had lost his life, a small voice told me that it was you, and I recalled this generous and healing formula: “You will not have my hatred.”This hatred, Xavier, I do not have because it does not resemble you, because it does not correspond to anything that made your heat beat, or what made you a gendarme, then a guardian of peace. Because the general interest, the service of others and the protection of all were part of your education and your convictions, and that tolerance, dialogue and temperance were your best weapons. Because behind the policeman there was the man. You become a policeman or gendarme only by choice. The choice of helping others, protecting society, and fighting injustices. This noble mission, which the police and the gendarmerie ensure, and which are regularly undermined. I, as a citizen, before I even knew you, I admired it already. This policing profession is the only one to which the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen refers. Article 12 states that “the guarantee of the rights of man and citizen requires a public force”, with useful precision in this politically important period: “This force is instituted for the benefit of all, And not for the particular utility of those to whom it is entrusted.” This was the vision we shared of this profession, but only one facet of the man you were. The other facet of man was a world of culture and joy, where cinema and music played an important part. Five cinema sessions on a beautiful sunny August day did not scare you. And of course, the original versions were privileged for the purist you were and for that language, English, that you wanted to speak to perfection. You followed the concerts, sometimes following the artists on a complete tour. Céline Dion was your star, Zazie, Madonna or Britney Spears and so many others made our windows vibrate. The theater transported you and you lived it fully. No cultural experience made you back down. Even the worst of the films was seen the day of its release, to the end, whatever its quality. A life of joy and immense smiles in which love and tolerance reigned as undisputed masters. This life of stars, you leave it like a star. I would like to tell all your comrades how close I am to them. I would like to tell your police hierarchy how much I have seen sincerity in your eyes and humanity in your gestures. ….. …I would like to say to all those who are struggling to prevent this from happening, that these events are happening, that I know their guilt and their sense of failure, and that they must continue to fight for peace. I would like to say to all those who have shown us their affection, to their parents and to me, that we have been deeply aware of it. I would like to tell your family that we are united. And to all those closest who have been so anxious about me, who have been so anxious about us, that they are magnificently worthy of you. To you, I would like to tell you that you will stay in my heart forever. I love you. Let us all remain worthy and watch over the peace. And keep the peace.

Over-analyzation time!! 

So I really hated the Live-action Beauty and the Beast, and it’s hard to pin down exactly what I hated about it, because there were so many little things, but one thing that sticks out in my mind is the library scene. This is such an important scene in Beauty and the Beast, it’s a huge character developing moment for the Beast; he gives Belle the library because she’s sad, and he knows how much she likes reading, meaning the library will cheer her up. This is huge for his character, as someone who’s spent their entire life as a spoiled and selfish prince, he does something for someone else, purely because he knows it’ll make them happy. 

Look at his face during this scene, he’s gaining nothing material out of this, but he clearly feels so much joy because he made Belle happy, and he’s already started to fall in love with her. In the live-action version, this scene was so disappointing, and fell so flat, I literally almost yelled in the theater. 

I had trouble finding a good image of the live-action scene but you can tell he’s just standing there unimpressed while she admires the room. Not only do the emotions fall flat, the reason behind this scene also falls flat. He doesn’t give it to her to make her happy, instead it’s after she states her liking of “Romeo and Juliet”. With a hint of mansplaining, he bashes her for not liking more “manly” plays, and takes her to the library to “educate” herself, which she takes as a huge romantic gesture. THIS SUCKS. They took a beautiful and important scene and completely destroyed all of the emotions and growth behind it. This was probably the change I took the most issue with, but there was still a lot of other things I didn’t like. 


Hell, I am a traitor. I betray Erik and I’m so sorry about that. But it happened so quickly and unexpected, like a flicker. In the midst of my​ long lasting relationship with my beloved Opera Ghost another unhappy Creature appeared. Well, the was a certain Tete-a-Tete with Carlo Broschi aka Farinelli before, but this was only a little flirt that brought me the the love for the music of the 17th and 18th century, which is still the most beautiful music for me. Listen to Handel, Hasse, Monteverdi or Cavalli (NOT the designer, please!) and you will understand. But this was merely a small escape into another century and I returned to Erik rather quickly. What happened now? I always loved the gothic horror novels of the 19th century, Dracula, Frankenstein or the stories of E.T.A. Hoffmann. All the modern horror stories are crap compared to these. And I read about a TV show, which combined all these novels. So I ordered the first season of Penny Dreadful. Wasn’t expecting much, thought the critics were overwhelming. But I always loved Eva Green (her eyes are not from this world, she’s incredibly beautiful) and so I watched the first episode and was very very excited about it. Yes, I was already​ addicted, but there were greater things about to come. At the end of the second episode, Doctor Frankenstein explained to his creation Proteus what friendship means. And suddenly a hand came through the chest of poor Proteus and ripped him into two pieces. “Your first born has returned, Father.” Whoa, what an entry. And here he was. The “Creature” (but I can’t call him like that, he deserves better). At first I was a bit pissed of what he did to Proteus, but in episode three I lost my heart on him. Dear Rory Kinnear, thank you for portraying Mister Clare the way you did it. Oh God, the moment of his birth, alone, full of pain and fear and abandoned by a cruel father. Or his look when he discovered his face in the mirror, with all those scars, the pale skin and strange - and yet beautiful - eyes (at least for me, they fascinate me). F*ck, it happened, I fell in love with this sad, unhappy and lonely man, who yearns so much for love, for friendship, for another one like him. Thought he is so cruel sometimes, eg the murder of professor Van Helsing, which was totally unnecessary, the pity and sympathy always wins. And Van Helsing was very old, as he said himself. So I'm​ okay with that. During the first season my affection grew more​ and more. In the final episode of this season, after his desperate attempt to win the love of Maud, dismissed from the theater he liked so much, again forced to live with his Creator because he’s got nowhere else to go. When he sits on the chair, broken and lost “Oh my Creator. Why did you not make me of steel and stone? Why did you allow me to feel?” That little flicker in his voice when he says ‘feel’. Tears and tears and tears… The voice of Rory Kinnear is incredible. Beautiful. So changeable. I could write a whole book about his voice. But now I will end my praise on Mister Clare/ Mister Kinnear for the moment. With a certain sadness and remorse and some hope that Erik will forgive me my betrayal - yes I know, all these persons are not real, but for me they are - I will end this entry and try to sleep at least one hour tonight. This story haunts me into my dreams, can you believe that?

Originally posted by coffinwitch

ok I just want to say regardless of who wins what, I saw great comet today and it was phenomenal, Lucas Steele was amazing, Josh Groban was spectacular, Denee Benton was heavenly, and the energy was the most amazing thing I’ve seen live! The theater is beautiful, the whole cast is amazingly talented, the set was gorgeous, and the lighting was the most aesthetically pleasing thing in the world! I loved the audience interaction and the visible pit! So regardless of who wins what, every show deserves both the nominations and the wins, and Great Comet is absolutely no exception!

Hey, my name is Esme I’m 18 and live in the U.S. I love to read and talk about books, spray paint, and watch A LOT of anime. I’m a major book hoarder, I think it’s become a problem (not really). I spend a good amount of my money on movie tickets since I love the movie theater so much! I’ve also been really into musicals lately. I am very friendly and can make conversation with anyone about anything! I also think I’ve heard every single Arctic Monkeys song at least a hundred times, just a fun fact. I love watching Criminal Minds, Bates Motel, OUAT, Avatar the Last Airbender, Teen Titans, and Mr. Robot. I’m also a psychology major if that matters to anyone. ( I can speak Spanish too)

Favorite bands: Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, The Kooks, Coldplay, Portugal.The Man, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Mazzy Star, Death Cab for Cutie, Cage the Elephant … and lots more
Favorite book genres: YA dystopian and contemporary. I read anything YA

Ideal Pen Pal

Someone around my age who’s creative and doesn’t mind communicating through letters. I’d love to send/receive artwork or books. Email would be cool too. Honestly just someone who wants to talk. Just message me and we will be best friends, I guarantee it!

You can contact me

email: laraesmeralda292@yahoo.com

Jibland2 - Day 2

Tom Ellis - First panel

He came in with horns and tail!

Q: we saw different versions of Lucifer, how do you prepared yourself? - TE: as serious actor *touches horns*. It’s fun to be able to work with different things.

Q: do you have a favourite place in Edinburgh? - TE: I went in act school in Edinburgh, but I personally love Glasgow. Edinburgh it’s like a fairytale. Meaghan is a big fan of Harry Potter so when we go to Edinburgh it’s like if we go to Hogwarts.

Q: there will be other Lucifer’s brothers. - TE: looking at the future maybe we will see Azrael.

Q: did you thought about direct an episode of Lucifer? - TE: yep, I’ve spoken with the directors but it isn’t possible in s3, so maybe s4 if there will be!

Q: how is shooting in LA and Vancouver? - TE: we shoot the pilot in LA, then we move to Vancouver. So sometimes we move to LA to shoot some external scenes. Season 3 will be totally in LA.

Q: What’s different in shooting in LA? - TE: it’s more expensive.

Q: how should it be the relationship between Lucifer and God if Johnson was the real God? - TE: amazing! After some drinks!

TOM loves Rachel as person!

Q: where did you get that shirt? - TE: it was a contest. Under I have a tee with lucifer and the detective naked in a bathtub.

Q: what did you miss about England? - TE: architecture! I will bring it to LA because I don’t like it so much.

Q: what superpower you’d like to have? - TE: invisibility.

Q: why you choose to be an actor? - TE: I wanted to be a therapist but I had to choose other stuff so I pick acting.

Q: what do you like most about Vancouver? - TE: from June to September it is beautiful. But there are days in which it rains so much you can’t leave. After Glasgow is one of the most rainy city.

Q: do you think it would be boring if Lucifer and Chloe stayed together since the beginning? - TE: yes. If you see other shows. We need tension.

Q: in which years you’d like to live? - TE: 60s

Q: there is a role you really want to do? - TE: I want to play Benedict in theater.

Q: what kind of fairytale you love? - TE: I love beauty and the beast. But I haven’t seen the movie yet.

Tom thinks that Lucifer is a bit like beauty and the beast, like when Chloe saw Lucifer’s scars behind his back. And Lucifer thinks that he’s a monster.

When everyone started to laugh, Tom asked “how old are you?”.

He’s in search of assistants. He worked with David Tennant in Doctor Who.

Q: when you were little, did you want to go to a con? - TE: I’ve always been obsessed with football. Once I meet David Beckham and my legs were shaking.

Q: do you have a favourite book? - TE: I’m not reading so many books at the moment, but I read a lot of scripts. I always reed book to my daughters.

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story- Lin-Manuel Miranda

Originally posted by dailyphillipasoo

Originally posted by whenamericasingsforyou

How could this be?

How could her do this?


When did he decide this?

Why didn’t he tell me?

What will our future be?

These were the thoughts that echoed through my head as I stared at the wall of my apartment, Pippa cooking dinner as I fought the courage to feel something other than this pit and to let it show. Hearing my phone buzz I bit my lip, and heard Pippa stop humming to herself to check it but I knew who it was.

I just didn’t understand how after a year of dating and being friends for at least fifteen he could just not tell me.

I had met Lin a few years ago when we went to the same high school, separating but talking once a month, reuniting when he surprised me by coming to see a community theater production of Cabaret (no.. I was not Sally. I was Schneider) and we began to keep up regular. Talking and seeing each other as often. That’s when he told me he was writing Hamilton and persuading me to audition.

Then I got in. God.. I wish that I didn’t on days like today.

It all started with my fellow chorus members slowly leaving. Then Pippa and Ari told me they were leaving (which totally didn’t spark a girls sleepover at my apartment… Sorry neighbors) but Leslie was the one who told me Lin was leaving when he brought me coffee to revel that he was leaving as well and I was in such shock that I spilled the coffee everywhere. Being the brother-like friend he is, he helped me calm down and get ready for the show but after that, I started to slowly isolate myself, literally getting in my costume and leaving. There was six things that broke my heart.

Number 1: I will miss Leslie. Like I said, he was not my closest friend, but we had a sibling like bond. We had tweet battles, prank wars, and would tease each-other often. After he told me… He started to leave a single flower everyday in my dressing room in attempts to cheer me up, but knew I didn’t want to talk so would often text me uplifting quotes before I would fall asleep.

Number 2: Phillipa Soo. She was my best friend, no doubt. She has been literally living in my apartment building for the past few weeks. I couldn’t be greaful enough. She… is a star. And I am so proud of her. But scared to let her leave.

Number 3: Ari… My chorus sister. Bright, carefree, and the person who in my mind, was the best and most hardworking of us all. She, without a doubt, will continue on the stage. I just wish that she knew how much I care.

Number 4: I am afraid about my career. I have a musical theater degree… I love theater… It is my life… What am I going to do when I have to leave? Or it closes… I honestly see no future ahead of me after Hamilton and that makes me frightened.

Number 5: This whole cast is my family. I love them with all of my heart. When the first member left, all I could do was sob uncontrollably. I can’t loose touch with them… It will literally tear me apart. I do not want to let them go.

Number 6:… Lin… Oh Lin… Why did you not tell me? This isn’t your time? And what about us? Will we keep in touch? What will we do?

“Y/N?” A voice spoke and a hand was on my shoulder causing me to look up. Phillipa gave me a small smiling as if reading my mind and knowing exactly what I was thinking, “You have to eat. You need your strength for tomorrow.”

Smiling graciously back at her, I shook my head, “Actually Pip, I think I am heading to bed.” Standing up and avoiding her disappointed glare, I grabbed her hand and focused on her eyes. “Thank you… For everything.” She laughed and nodded, giving my hand a squeeze.

“Of course. I will always be here. Get some sleep. I will see you in the morning.”

Dropping her hand and forcing a sad smile I heading to change and hopped in bed.

Tomorrow… No….. No… That isn’t enough time… Where did it all go?

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I left before Pippa, needing to walk around backstage for myself before I went to the dressing/ makeup room. That’s when I bumped into to Leslie on the stage. 

“We had the same idea I see.” I laughed, running into him arms. Chuckling, he squeezed me tight for a moment before letting go and reaching into his bag.

With a smirk he sighed, “I have something for you.” Before I could protest, he brought his free hand to my lips and shhed me before handing me a wrapped box with a single rose and card on top. “You can thank me later for that and what is inside your room. I am gonna finish my rounds.” He gave me a small hug and tried to let go when I stopped him, whispering barely audible to his ears a small thank you. Dropping me he looked down, biting his lip and gave me a small sad smile before nodding and walking away.

One goodbye gone, two more to go.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~I smiled gently and laughed as Ari helped me dry off, while Rene laid out her makeup, echoing my laughed when she said, “I just can’t believe that he is going to get the last laugh.” Standing up I made my way to my friend, grabbing her hand and spinning us around in a circle.

“Rene my love, there is literally no way in hell that I would allow him to leave until I got him back. Especially not with the old water bucket hanging from the door prank.” Everyone chuckled and she gently wrapped me in a short hug before starting to get into her costume. “What I do not get in why I have a counter full of gifts, cards, and flowers and no room to do my makeup.”

“Don’t be silly missy.” A voice came from the door, “I will be doing your makeup.” Pippa chuckled from the doorway as I ran into her arms and Rene gave a joking jealous gasp.

“Well I guess that means I have to do your hair.”

*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*I had to keep everything in me not to cry that day as I tried to convince myself that it wasn’t the last show for so many people and even if it was, so many new people, people who I know are amazing are stepping in to keep the shows bright legacy  just that, but it wasn’t enough to even stop tears from falling in my eyes as I put shaving cream all over Leslie’s mirror, door, and counter in between shows and switched his lipstick shade out to bright, neon pink. (Though points to myself for thinking of that prank). My thoughts could not yield to abandon those deadly six triggers bouncing and echoing to tear me down. I felt scared, hiding in a bathroom stall, only for Rene to find me and allow me to break down physically and mentally to her. Still though… No sobbing.

No that was saved for the five minutes of standing obviation Lin got as soon as he entered. Backstage I ran before he could reach me, as I couldn’t bring myself to allow him to see me in such a state. Then I was off to fix my make-up before I had to be on again.

The rest of the show was a blur. I plastered a fake smile on and numbed my mind to block out emotions. Pulling through while avoiding Lin until the end when Lin gives his speech.

“And now I want to pull out my dearest Y/N…”

The audience roared and you walked towards Lin who grabbed you hand and looked you in the eyes tears falling from them and he kissed your cheek.

“For those of you who don’t know, this is Y/N, my lovely girlfriend of about a year but I have known her for too long to mention and she is one of the most kind, hard working, caring, ambitus, and just beautiful people in the world and I love her dearly, so dearly and I can’t even begin to describe it. And now… I need to do this…. Before I don’t have the chance.”

Getting down he kneeled and you squeezed his hand, covering your mouth in shock as tears fell from your eyes.

“Y/N you are my reason… With this ring, I promise to love you, support you, help you grow, and be the best for you I can possibly be. I love you… Marry me?” Nodding, he put the ring on your finger, holding you when you jumped into his arms and kissed him, “And she’ll be taking a leave with me, but as soon as we get back, this one will be our Eliza.”

also, this is for that anon that school shamed me and the rest of the benildean community:

i’m sorry but we’re too busy building you your next favorite hotels or resorts, designing your next favorite coffee shops or your new theaters, releasing new furniture pieces, couture dresses and outfits, songs that you siMPLY CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT, GAMES YOU CAN’T STOP PLAYING, VIDEOS THAT MAKE YOU CRY, AND SO MUCH MORE PRODUCTS AND THINGS AND SHIT THAT YOU NEED AND WILL LOVE, TRUST ME, THAT WE HAVE NO TIME TO BASH OTHER SCHOOLS JUST LIKE HOW YOU’RE WASTING YOUR TIME RIGHT NOW 

so the next time you go around flaunting about how your school is WAY better than ours, just be careful, cause without noticing since you’re ego is getting in your way, the mere things, places, products you’re using and love visiting, could have been the product of a proud benildean


Kingsman Tumble MeetUp June 4th

So… since I’m home and on the computer for once when this goes down… here I am. And that’s my face. I’m very much not a selfie person as you can see…

me and myself
My name is Svenja but online I go by Sway; born, raised, living in Germany; 33 (tumblr grandma); social scientist by trade but I’m working at a phone/internet provider now; I love to travel (preferably alone or with my bff); I’m a theater enthusiast; I love love love TV shows; l love conventions (as an attendee and behind the scenes); I’m a crocheter

me and Kingsman
I came to it about a year ago after totally missing out on it when it was in the theaters here. They had me at “I fucking missed it”; predominantly I’m a Hartwin shipper but I love how multi-shippy it all is so I’m also very much into Merlahad, Merwin, Merhartwin, OTP4 (whatever Merlin, Harry, Eggsy, Roxy are called); I write a bit of fanfic as Sway and my stuff is on AO3

me and fandoms
I’m a multi-fandom gal; recenty love goes to Lucifer; constant love goes to Suits, The Hobbit, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Queer as Folk and various other stuff; I’m a multi-shipper, sometimes more and sometimes less-obsessed.

If you found this totally riveting, I’m always welcome to new followers and people saying hello :)