idk just decided to make this

anonymous asked:

First of all, u seem to hecking cool omg. Lol, anyway - I watched the Andrew Rannels Hedwig bootleg during lunch at school today. (Interesting, right?) The quality towards the end was very poor, so I couldn't really make out the audio. Does Hedwig die, or is it more symbolical. Analysis? Idk I still love and appreciate this beautiful musical Thanks!

The ending is kinda ambiguous and like up to you to decide just what it means (which i Love Love Love - I prefer open-ended endings more than definitive “happy ever afters”), but this is how I interpret it:

  • After an emotional, bitter, anguishing breakdown in the climax scene, Hedwig strips off her drag - in a way like one would take off armor. In that moment, she truly displays vulnerability (since, as confirmed in “Wig in a Box,” her drag had become an escape for her - like, through this new fierce persona, she could ignore the reality that all that was done to her and all that she gave up had been for nothing) and - for the first time in the show - we get to see the real Hedwig. 
  • Now, it gets a little fuzzy in “Wicked Little Town (Reprise)” because that’s Tommy Gnosis singing it to Hedwig at his sold out concert (I’ve seen this moment as the setting of the play - where it was Hedwig playing in an old theater - shifting to Tommy’s concert venue. It then switches back to Hedwig’s show during “Midnight Radio”). 
  • Also, can I just say that I truly truly love how the play incorporated Tommy in this part? Like, for one, there’s the narrative purpose (John Cameron Mitchell wanted to drive home the theme of the ambiguity of gender and fully articulate that just because Hedwig was mutilated - it doesn’t make her lesser. It makes her different. If anything else, it really makes her more, in a way), but also it kinda resolves the conflict of the subplot between Hedwig and Tommy. 
  • There was an estrangement there as Tommy was unable to accept who Hedwig was, and he made Hedwig feel bitter, jaded, ashamed, and unlovable. Tommy was the devil on Hedwig’s back throughout the show (you kept hearing bits and pieces of his nearby concert, which continually increased Hedwig’s anger and frustration), and it’s at this moment that he stops haunting her. I mean, Tommy was a kid (seventeen years old - that’s how old I am!), so to see him grow up and admit and realize how much Hedwig gave him (everything, that is. She gave him everything - he would be nothing without her).
  • Also lmao don’t take this as me being a Tommy stan bc forreal fuck that guy
  • But anyways - Like i was saying - after Tommy’s song, the narrative switches back to Hedwig, who is now completely out of drag, and she gives her wig to Yitzhak as a sort of peace-offering and apology. Hedwig then sings “Midnight Radio,” a tribute to all those rock legends that inspired her so many years earlier when she was Hansel Schmidt, bending over the oven to listen to the only thing that made her feel alive and whole. 
  • Now, there is no clean-cut explanation as to what Hedwig plans to do next in her life - whether she stripped off her drag for good or not. We don’t know much of anything post, you know? But here’s the message that the ambiguous ending was trying to send (what I believe, anyway):

At the end of the play, Hedwig doesn’t die. Rather, she’s reborn.

  • Throughout her life, Hedwig has been living for other people - her mother, the soldier, the rockstar. She gave and gave and gave - tangible and intangible parts of herself.
  • And it’s kinda ironic that - in order to find her other half and “be whole” - she chose to give so much of herself away. But anyways - that’s a tangent. I’m trying not to get off track for once.
  • And with her drag, she built up this suit of armor, this wall around herself. She forged a new identity, one that was delirious and vapid and jaded and unwilling to face the reality of what had happened to her. She built a shell around herself.
  • And in the end, she stripped off her wig and dress. She disarmed herself. She stopped trying to be what she thought others wanted her to be, what she thought would make her whole.
  • Because she already is whole unto herself. There is no other half. There’s only her.
  • And so, I believe that she was reborn into her true self, her true identity. I believe that, from that point forward, she chose herself and her dreams and her happiness. She chose to live for herself rather than someone else.
  • And I think that’s a pretty perfect ending, if I do say so myself.
KPOP TAG GAME

I was tagged by @monbebemyday (thank you ( ^ - ^ ) )

Rules: Answer the questions and tag 10 people

FIRST…

1. group you listened to? I think it was 2ne1 - I am the best 

2. solo artist you listened to? It was technically PSY asdfghjkl

3. group to actually know their names? Monsta X 

4. bias ever? Jooheonie (◕‿◕✿)

5. song to make you emotional? idk if it was the first but Broken Heart - Monsta X made me sob  (╥_╥)

TOP 3…

1. favourite male groups? Monsta X (what a surprise), EXO, GOT7

2. favourite female groups? TWICE, Blackpink, Red Velvet

3.  favourite solo artist? DEAN, Zico and either Punchnello or Heize (or Suran arghh I can’t decide I’m sorry)

4. favourite songs of all time? (this is really hard to answer hmmm I’m just going to go with three songs that I really love right now) 

    Bonnie & Clyde - Dean, Good2me - Offonoff, Falling For You - EXO

5. biases? (Jeez this is hard because all of mx are my biases) 

    Shownu, Sehun, and Jeongyeon 

6. fandoms you’re a part of? Monbebe, Rebels and EXO-L

7. choreographies? Stuck - Monsta X, TT - TWICE, The Eve - EXO

(but can we have a special mention for the choreo of Do Better - Yteen because omfg the way that Monsta X come on stage is the reason why I’m still alive)

ULTIMATE…

1. bias group? Monsta X duh (but also low-key EXO)

2. male bias? I’ll go with Shownu even though it’s all of mx

3. female bias? Jeongyeon <3

I tag:

@kitten-or-cat , @syondga , @deantrbl-baby , @smolmonstax , @5junhui , @kpoptrashmx , @sh0wnu , @yteen , @peachymonbebe and @sweetjooheonie

(idk this was just random I didn’t know who to tag)

One of my favorite things about Overwatch is how Blizzard just decided it wanted to hit literally every fantasy trope ever while maintaining a futuristic theme, whether they could figure out a way to explain them or not. Dwarf? Make him a Swedish builder with dwarfism. Angel? Easy, doctor in an outfit with wings and a staff. Next. Knight? Idk, theres this german with a rocket hammer?? Cowboy? Something something gang something something mid-west something something revolver……………. Monk? A robot. Make him a fucking robot. A fucking robot monk you heard me. Dragon Ninja Samurai?? Fuck you?? Fuck you!!!!!

It’s official canon that there are cats living in Skyhold so please imagine:

one of the cats somehow getting into the war room and just plopping itself down right in the middle of all those carefully placed markers and turning the organized map into absolute chaos because a nice sunbeam was shining on the table.

cats sleeping on the inquisitor’s throne (or alternatively clawing it to pieces)

cats in the infirmary lifting people’s spirits and keeping the injured warm

cats snuggled up beside Storvacker when she’s in Skyhold

someone making little inquisition uniforms for the cats to make them honorary inquisition members. The cats just fall over and refuse to move when they’re forced to wear the uniforms and Skyhold is left with a bunch of immobile, angry cats lying on the ground and twitching their tails. Later it’s decided that the cats will just wear inquisition collars instead

each cat having at least ten names because everyone calls them something different leading to some confusion and in one extreme instance, a duel over what one cat should be called

(Feel free to add more Skyhold cat shenanigans)

I love how 155 years after Les Mis was published the impact is so great that we are still gaining souls to The Cause™
Like I’ll be scrolling through tags or whatever and see people’s drawings and they’ll be like “started reading les mis for the first time and decided to draw Cosette,” or “I just watched Les Mis and why did no one tell me there were GAYS this is amazing"
Somewhere out in the universe Vicky HugeHoe is cackling with glee because even a century and a half later he’s still making people Fucking Miserable™

MYSTERY INCORPORATED (For the keep out signs always ignored, for the suburban air that rots like the benevolence of Coolsville’s citizens, for exorcising ghouls and unmasking the fakes. ) — a suburban gothic playlist for the meddling kids and their stupid dog.

i. bela lugosi’s dead  - nouvelle vague, ii. shadow of a shadow - the casket girls, iii. gravedweller  - the wytches, iv. youth knows no pain - lykke li, v. friends - band of skulls, vi. deadbeat - a place to bury strangers, vii. free the skull - moon duo, viii. a question isn’t answered - temples, ix. haunt you - the pack a.d., x. attack of the ghost riders - the raveonettes, xi. wolf like me - tv on the radio

earlier today i was thinking about an au where ladybug and chat noir didnt know each other in their civilian lives

like, an au where adrien never went to public school and him and marinette had never even met before

sure, marinette knows about garbiel designs, but she doesn’t know the blond she sometimes sees in magazines is his son, and adrien somewhat recalls a certain girl winning some of his father’s contests, but they are in no way friends or know of each other much at all other than a moment’s glance

imagine them both keeping their identities secret and all, and they both have a suspicion that they might know each other in real life, but plot twist when they accidentally reveal their identities someday (or decide to) and they actually have no idea who the other is

so they get to know each other as partners first before they know of their civilian identity and get to learn a bunch of new things about their best friend. there’s no awkward barrier or nervousness (after the first day of course) and they have such a strong friendship formed already that they just click immediately and become practically inseparable

(marinette makes up an excuse that they met at one of gabriel’s design contests and had been keeping up with each other online to avoid suspicion)

idk i should be doing hw right now feel free to expand on this if you’d like

Steve/Bucky whoops drunk texted the BFF you’re into him trope

Bucky: Sometimes I look at you and want you so badly I forget

Bucky: I forget that we’ve been friends for over a decade

Bucky: I forget why it’s a bad idea

Bucky: All I think about is touching you and how you’d taste and that we’re probably perfect for each other

Bucky: I forget to forget

x.x.x.

Bucky woke up to the sun shining in through a crack in his closed curtains and hitting his eyes dead on.  He groaned, throwing his arm over his eyes, and rolled over so his face was smooshed into his pillow.  His mouth was dry and tasted like fermented things, and his head hurt from drinking too much the night before.

He tried to focus on when he’d finally left the bar and wandered home, but all he could remember was the string of texts he’d sent Steve and he ended up pushing himself up into a sitting position so fast he experienced a dizzy moment of vertigo.

He might puke and not from the hangover.

His phone was plugged into the charger right where he always left it, looking innocuous and not like it had betrayed the secret he’d managed to keep for the last five years.  Tentatively he reached out and picked it up, pressing the button to turn on the lockscreen.

Steve: WHAT

Well, Bucky thought, maybe it wasn’t as bad as it seemed.  Maybe he hadn’t sent everything he thought he sent.  Steve was likely to all-caps WHAT to Bucky for half of his drunk texts, mostly because Bucky got philosophical and started quoting obscure Aristotelian theories to him.  Bucky liked to joke he was smarter while drunk while Steve rolled his eyes and told him that maybe if he stopped underrepresenting his own intelligence all the time it wouldn’t seem that way.

Well, Bucky thought a little hysterically as he stared at the chain of texts he’d sent Steve the night before, where was all that intelligence now?

Fuck.  He was so stupid.

He closed his eyes for a moment and tried not to think about his whole world caving in.  Yeah.

It was somehow worse that Steve had sent WHAT more than half an hour before and then hadn’t followed it up with anything.  Somehow, Bucky had almost expected to wake up to a confession in return, or at least something more definitive.  

Fuck. He scrubbed his hand over his face. This was the worst.  Now he had to decide whether to make the brave move again and he wasn’t drunk this time to make it seem like a good idea.

He was just considering the merits of haha yeah you’re hot :p but idk what I drank last night to encourage this VS. I meant every word when someone unlocked the door to his apartment.

Bucky was holding his phone and staring at his bedroom door with a wide-eyed sort of panic when Steve burst into it.

“WHAT?” he said in person, staring at Bucky and sweating a little like he’d run up all four flights of stairs to Bucky’s apartment after speed-walking over.

Bucky stared at him and then wordlessly held up his phone.

Steve stared back.

“Did you drunk confess to me?” Steve asked, sounding a bit strangled.

“I’m not going to sober confess it to you,” Bucky pointed out, wry and vaguely annoyed that Steve came over for this conversation so he had to actually look at him.  Steve was way too polite and gentlemanly and well raised. He needed to get with the generation who texted this type of shit like Bucky had, apparently.  

“Why not?”

“Why?  That’s not the type of thing you tell your best friend.  Oh hey Steve so sometimes I don’t think of you platonically, so now you’re going to feel weird around me when we cuddle on the couch during movies and shift away from potential boners.”

“Try this: Oh hey Bucky, maybe I wouldn’t shift away from them if I knew they existed!”

“WHAT?”

“EXACTLY,” Steve yelled back, looking way too smug and vindicated for this moment. What an asshole.

“I… what?” Bucky repeated.  He stared at Steve silently for a few moments. The moment was ladened.  “Are we going to make out now?”

“It smells like beer sweats and regret in here,” Steve pointed out, wrinkling his nose.  “I’m going to go home and get ready for work and you’re going back to sleep.  Then you’re going to shower and come over for a movie tonight.”

“Yeah?”

“Bring your potential boners,” Steve said as a parting shot as he walked out of the bedroom.

Yeah, like Bucky was going to sleep after that.

3

I’ve been in a Teru mood lately

also I couldn’t pick just one palette…idk, which one do people like best?

anonymous asked:

Chat Noir #143 please

Decided to make one more before going to bed. That was actually not as easy as it might look? Idk.


Left Handed Kisses (feat. Fiona Apple)
Andrew Bird

For it begs the question, how did I ever find you
Drifting gently through the gyre of the great Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean
You got me writing love songs
With a common refrain like this one here

idk if this has been done yet, but Yuuri and Victor would definitely play the floor is lava, and it’s just great

  • Victor comes across it one day because of Phichit’s instagram and decides to play it with Yuuri
  • (Phichit was playing with Leo and Guang one day, making short compilation videos of every time Phichit yelled “the floor is lava”. In one video Guang was caught jumping onto Leo’s back, while Leo runs and attempts to hold onto a tree. They both fall before it’s deemed safe, and Phichit can be heard losing it when the camera zooms in on the two who are laying there)
  • It’s harmless when Victor first does it. It just mostly involves a confused Yuuri who just looks at victor and questions if he’s recording. Victor tells him twice more that the floor is lava, and finally Yuuri gets it, taking 3 seconds to climb onto the nearest table.
  • Victor does this 3 more times before Yuuri starts doing it back
  • When Yuuri does it, they’re at a meet, and he totally does not say it loudly into a mic for everyone to hear.
  • (Yuuri actually does)
  • “The floor is lava” is all that it takes for people to start panicking. Victor is panicking. The camera man is panicking, Yurio is confused, a little scared and a little angry at the circumstances. He doesn’t understand. However, everyone who does know what’s going on are climbing onto everything and onto each other, and Victor can be found koala latching onto a pole.
  • Yuuri totally does not comment on it when they’re back home
  • (he does)
  • Because of this event, the video editors had to ask if news networks wanted this edited out, but the people were like “keep it.” and they did.
  • That one video gets all over the internet btw and from that one video, Yurio becomes a meme:
  • Whenever they’re at home, Yuuri will come into the room saying that the floor is lava when Victor is doing whatever, and if Makkachin is there, he will include him, encouraging him to get on the couch with him
  • Yuuri loves watching the videos where Victor involves Makkachin, and giving him treats when Makkachin get’s onto the couch before Victor does
    • End.

cvvtx  asked:

Hi! This is really random but I bumped into one of your posts and I've ALWAYS been interested in witchcraft since I was really young. Recently I keep thinking about it and stuff but idk where to begin. I was wondering if you could tell me?:)

Sure, I’ll try my best! I do have a beginner tag where you can find this original post, but I’m going to copy and paste the majority of it for the purpose of this ask.

“I’m going to start off with three things you should consider before deciding to be a witch. These are not necessary, but are suggestions.

One - What is your primary goal or what you want to achieve from becoming a witch? If you are just interested in it for the aesthetic, or because you think it will make you look cool, I would reconsider the reason behind your interest. This isn’t to say that people haven’t come to witchcraft this way and have been successful, but it may take you longer to grow into. Something else to consider is that having this identity can be dangerous depending on your location and situation. Those that dress as witches for the aesthetic are probably not trying to be harmful, but can sometimes cause a false sense of belonging to those that are practicing witches. (I asked a girl once if she was a witch because she wore a pentacle and I was looking for a local friend and she laughed at me.) Being a witch is often lonely and kept as a personal identification.

Two - Witchcraft can be happy and sunshine and rainbows, but at it’s base it is not something to laugh about. Witchcraft is about using the world around you and bending it to your will. That is a huge responsibility to have on your shoulders, as what you do can often affect others around you, whether you mean it or not. You have to be able to accept that witchcraft means work, responsibility and dedication. It is not a toy.

Three - Not everything you see is up for grabs when it comes to magical practices. There is (yes, there is) such a thing as Cultural Appropriation and it is a harmful thing to spread and practice. I’ll leave you more information on this later, but the point is that not all practices and paths are open for you to explore. You need to be able to look at everything objectively and do research and ask questions. Where does this practice come from? Who started it? What culture is it from? More often than not, when you engage in these types of practices, you are not even getting the original information. Why would you want to so something that is just a half-assed version? It’s disrespectful and harmful to the actual, living people of color (POC) that still practice the original forms of magic or ideology that so easily gets passed off as “ancient and mystical” when it is really just a white-washed version.

Some other tidbits to keep in mind.

Magic is not black and/or white. It is a neutral force that you bend to your intentions. Calling “good” magic white, and “bad” magic black only propagates racial inequality and the subliminal message that POC are evil.

You don’t have to be Wiccan to be a witch. Wicca is a religion/cult/practice where members worship the god and goddess, revere nature and often use magic in order to supplement worship. They follow The Rede and the Three-Fold Law. Most of what you will see on Tumblr is actually Neo-Wicca, which does not require a practitioner to be initiated into a group by way of a Priestess or otherwise. Wicca is an initiatory cult. Neo-Wicca is based off of Wiccan teachings, and often allows the practitioner to be solitary.

You can follow a religion (any) or you can not follow a religion. Witchcraft can be viewed as a religion on its own, but generally speaking it is a practice that can be blended with religion or not.

Witchcraft does not equal Satanism - as Satanism has many forms and ideologies it branches to as well, some not even involving magic.

You don’t have to be pagan or worship any deities to be a witch.

You don’t need to be white to be a witch. (I’ve been asked this!!!)

You don’t need to be straight to be a witch.

You don’t need to be able-bodied to be a witch.

You don’t need crystals.

You don’t need fancy tools.

You don’t need to read Tarot.

You don’t need an Ouija board.

You don’t need to communicate with spirits.

You don’t need a familiar.

You don’t have a spirit animal unless you are Native American and studying in a tribe. (Please read this post)

Smudging is also NA, see above. Please refer to it as smoke cleansing.

You can curse.

You can choose not to curse.

You don’t have to practice every day.

You can take extended breaks.

You don’t even have to call yourself a witch! Witch is a gender neutral term, but some feel uncomfortable using it because of its feminine history. You could use Wix, sorcerer(ess), magician, practitioner, cunning man/woman, etc. You don’t even need a title at all.

You don’t need a magical name unless you want one.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something along the way, but the bottom line is that whatever you choose to do, you are valid. All you need is yourself and the drive to learn and practice, whatever that may mean to you. There is no right or wrong way to be a witch, unless you are doing something that is harmful to oppressed cultures and people.”

Reading Material

Mostly, I’ll be using my tags for this, so that you can peruse as you wish!

Beginner Witch Masterpost - via @magic-for-the-masses

Witchy Masterposts - everything you’ll ever need, especially for beginner ideas like energy work and visualization.

Types of Witches Masterpost - to help you narrow down your focus on your path if you feel necessary!

Cultural Appropriation in Witchcraft - can get a bit heated, so take that into consideration.

Deities - offerings and masterposts of pantheons

Witch Tips - beginner friendly tips

Spoonie Witchcraft - beginner friendly and good for low energy work

Books - PDFs and book references for purchase

Astrology - fun stuff mostly and some informational posts

Herbs - associations and precautions

Tea - witchy essential

Coffee - also a witchy essential

Bath Magic - beginner friendly

Sigils - low energy and beginner friendly

Crystals - lots of pictures, some informational posts and precautions.

Curses - if you dare

Kitchen Witchcraft

Moon Magic

Storm Witchcraft

Tarot Tips - side blog

Other Divination

Anything else you are welcome to search on my blog by typing in torque-witch.tumblr.com/search/(enter word here) or you can visit my FAQ for more information.

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