The form of the show is
simple: whenever things get too hot for the older Marvin, he reverts back to
himself at fourteen. After 14: he has a high school sweetheart, isn’t big with
the intimacies, gets married, isn’t big with the intimacies, and leaves his
wife for a man. So Marvin grows up (after a fashion), says goodbye to the
ladies (more to the point), and learns to live with always getting what he
wants- which is the story of In Trousers.
In the libretto for the
1986 revised show, Finn added to this: “But alot of the
material was about my learning to write the kind of show songs I wanted to
write. So the show is about Marvin’s education, and mine.” Ira Wetizman has
called it an “impressionistic portrait of Marvin.”
A circle on the floor, an enormous Venetian blind painted blue,
a wall through which ladies can disappear.
Marvin His wife His high school sweetheart His teacher, Miss Goldberg (who always wears sunglasses)
Giddy Seizures - Marvin & the ladies
The first number, of course, introduces the main character,
Marvin, and sets the tone for the rest of the show. Basically, it is
establishing the baseline: Marvin at 14 years old (as mentioned by Finn). He’s
a weird kid, who acts inappropriately, impulsively, and selfishly. He craves
the attention of others, so he makes scenes by throwing tantrums or “fits”
which are represented by giddy seizures. But it’s also important to note that
this song is not a specific event or experience, it’s sort of an embodiment of
how 14 year old Marv acts. All the ladies are on stage and singing, but they’re
not really present in the action. Because there isn’t any real action.
How the Body Falls Apart - Ladies
Once Marvin is gone, they transition to his wife’s song by
having the ladies sing this sort of… ambiguous declaration about life. I guess?
There is again not really any action here. I mean… “things on which we
most depend seem to fail us in the end” is sort of a resonant theme, I would
oh my gosh, aro ace agender people are so awesome and adorable and amazing!
your experiences as an aro ace agender person are wonderful and good and yours and that’s also wonderful and good!
it’s okay if your experiences don’t match up with societal ideas of what your experiences should be! it doesn’t mean you’re missing out or that there’s anything wrong with you!
this world is full of so many possibilities, and each living thing has an entirely unique experience! you are a wonderful, unique, and incredible human being with your own set of unique experiences that are just as wonderful as you, whether or not they match societal ideas of what the human experience should be.
you are amazing and incredible and so so valid in your identity and your experiences!
Autistic Germany...? In what way? Sorry, it's just this is the second time I've heard of this headcannon and I'm curious about the reasoning behind it.
Well im definitely not an expert on the autistic spectrum so anyone correct me or add more detailed hcs if you feel these dont fit!
sometimes autism prevents people from understanding auditory cues, and this could mean that it’s difficult to understand jokes, sarcasm, or other social interactions. Germany in this case i feel fits pretty well. In a lot of cases he doesn’t seem to understand right away why other nations say certain things, and this is especially shown in his interactions with Prussia. For example i linked a comic strip yesterday of Prussia telling Germany he would be good at playing the flute and when Germany said he barely knows how to play, Prussia responded with something like “You’re my little brother, so of course you have to be good at the flute!”, seemingly a joke, and Germany did not understand why Prussia would use that reasoning. He’s shown as not understanding most of Prussia’s jokes throughout the manga and anime tbh.
I’ve also noticed potential stimming and sensory overload! I actually made a silly post a while ago asking why Germany likes to squeeze heads (or anything really), or specifically Italy’s head, when frustrated. Someone told me that it’s a stim and tbh I agree 👍. With the sensory overload part, I read that it happens around crowded areas because sometimes a person will process too much sensory information and it becomes too much; suddenly bright lights and noises will bother them. One example I can think of right now was the scene in Paint it White where all the nations are arguing and Germany is extremely frustrated. You could say that he might have experienced overstimulation; the noise of everyone arguing bothered him a lot and provoked him to shout and slam his hand on the desk. After his shouting, he calms down. Shouting helped him relieve some of that sensory overload….
Anyway I hope this helps and I hope it’s a correct representation 👍. There are other posts I’ve seen in the past regarding Germany’s stinted emotions, and how that and his almost “robotic” or stoic attitude is a symptom as well. It’s important to know though that Autism is a spectrum and of course not everyone will have the same experiences, and that there are many other symptoms as well 👍👍👍
I do not believe that I have ever left anything (public wise) on a blog. Mainly because I am incredibly awkward and never wish to accidentally upset someone, however, I hope you never stop having fun with this AU (that is what it seems like to me). This ever-growing family has become my life and I love the little moments into their daily life, both before the children and after (especially after). It helps that your art style is very beautiful and it just /fits/ them very well. 🤗🤗
I can understand being shy and awkward on the internet, I certainly was like that myself and I never dreamed that I would one day be producing online content more or less full time ^ ^; Everything’s bound to upset someone in some way or another, and I guess my general rule is to not post anything I wouldn’t be okay sharing in person, and to respond to everyone with the same respect I would show them if they were standing in front of me face to face, and I think it’s been working more or less alright so far ^ ^;
And thank you so much for liking this AU, I’m having a lot of fun and I’m glad others like yourself are also enjoying it ;A; And thank you for liking my art! <3 I look forward to drawing more of them and growing the family more haha
alternatively titled: Alana makes a friend with the help of a nice ass pen
“So, who can tell me which tissue transports water through
Alana’s hand twitches with the urge to raise her hand and
answer as the silence in the classroom stretches on, but it’s a testament to
her willpower that she manages to keep her right hand firmly pressed on her
notebook, tapping her pen against the notebook paper and marring her precise
notes with a bunch of random dots. She’ll be annoyed by the markings later when
she’s reading over her notes for the test, but she needs to do something with her hand or she’s going
If my gender seems too complicated, can I just tell people I'm genderqueer instead of what I actually am? I mean, I fit the description of both genders, but I'm not.. Both if that makes sense.. So, sorry, erm, can I just identity as genderqueer? Thanks
You can identify as however you’d like, yes! Bigender or genderfluid might also fit what you’re looking for, but if genderqueer is the word that fits you the best, then go ahead and use it.
The whole point of these labels is communicating how you experience your gender to other people, and it’s your decision how much you want to share. People can use broader terms like genderqueer or non-binary if they have complicated identities and they want to get the gisit of it across without getting too complicated for a random person to understand, and that’s a-okay.
Yooo ok so I'm in love with your villain saitama I love his design!! Especially the bags under his eyes idk why it just seems to fit him?? Do you have any more info on him that you made for that au? How does he interact with the hero association?
boy howdy it’s been awhile since I got an ask on Villain saitama!!
Sorry to disappoint anon but I haven’t really thought of anything else on Villain Saitama! for the hero association I don’t think he would really interact with them bc they wouldn’t be an issue to him, but yeah he’s definitely a issue for them though.
I want to be the mirror that reminds you to love yourself. . I want to be the air in your lungs that reminds you to breathe. . When the walls come down, when the thunder rumbles, when nobody else is home, hold my hand, and I promise I won’t let go. x
omg ok so im also jewish ( i know with the way i write i seem like a 5 year old but bear with me i am very tired) and i have been wondering if jews are considered people of color?? or i guess just non-white (as in the definition of american white people and their whole "culture") B/c i've never felt connected to americans (I live in the US but my family is israeli, I speak hebrew, I'm Sephardic..) and idk I just was wondering what kinda box I fit into?? sorry for all the parentheses! thank you!!
You mean how are a consider by non Jews? It depends on the context I think.
Like I’m not in USA so the context can definitely change. What I can perceive is that whiteness there works in a very different manner.
All I can tell you is based in my personal experience while living in south America and Europe.
South america has the general idea that Jews are white, while living there I had the sense we were the somehow white outsiders cause they have the idea of the eastern European jew as been the main and only idea of what Jews are like while at the same time I had the “are you Jewish? But you don’t look totally Jewish… you look kinda middle eastern” and I was…ok…. mmm
In Europe things get tricky cause literally doesn’t matter how white passing or how pale your skin is … if your ethnicity isn’t the one that likes them… you are not gonna be considered the “good white”
I guess that after all its like I read very recently around… some of us are white and some of us are not and it depends.
I’m sorry I’m not the best person to ask this since my reality it’s very different. I’m a Latina sephardi Brown inmigrant jew living alone in Europe outside any Jewish community, I have to battle against assimilation in a very different way and the whole white Jews discussion is often seen with a very north American idea and I’m sorry I’m not been helpful with your question.
Perhaps someone else wants to clarify all this more deeply so please consider to add anything to this answer.
(And I’m sorry for my English I promise I’m trying to make sense but the language barrier sometimes make it hard)
Because I am trash and I worship you, any chance you could do Jules in Jasmine's attire from Aladdin? And tbh since you love Selene so much, you could always use this as an excuse to draw Selene as Aladdin :'D
she pressed her body against his, leaning forward so that she could whisper in his ear. lips gently grazed his ear. though clearly everyone could see there flirting it seemed like fun right? nami wore a tight fitting dress to which slightly revealed her chest, having so much confidence in her own body she cared little as to what others thought. “ you should be careful, i’m the one sitting in your lap. ”