idk which tour i can never remember which tour is which

OKAY BUT WHY WASN'T THE RED TOUR ON DVD?!

Let’s take a trip down memory lane shall we? 

first of all the set list was outstanding

second of all. this tour made a shit ton of fucking money. and was totally 1100000% my aesthetic. 

this tour had four legs. that’s two more legs then i will ever have in my life. rip me. 
$150.2 million? Taylor over here rollin in da doe. 
cha-fricken-ching. 

BUT WHILE EVERYTHING IS PERFECTLY FINE AND LOVELY ABOUT THIS TOUR THAT WE HAVEN’T EVEN DELVED INTO. SHE HAD A KILLER OPENING ACT THIS LITTLE GINGERBREAD MAN

THE TOUR STARTED OFF WITH STATE OF GRACE WHAT A CA-WINKIE-DINK. STATE OF GRACE KICKS OFF THIS MASTERPIECE ALBUM 


 


but that hat is actual goals. the twenties are vastly approaching us again aren’t they? amazing. and that red nail polish and red lipstick matching completely? goals. i wonder how she did dat. 

next on the set list was RED just kidding this little grass hopper wanted to switch it up for my next fave HOLY GROUND which WAS GOING GREAT WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY BROKE IT DOWN WITH DRUMS AND GLOW STICKS AND DANCERS AND PEOPLE PRACTICALLY FLYING AND THEN TAYLOR JOINED IN TOO LIKE WOW?! I WISH WE COULD RE LIVE THIS CONCERT 24/7 AT THE CONVIENCE OF MY BLU RAY PLAYER BUT WAIT THIS TOUR ISN’T ON D V D

look at dis hipster go banging on drums. sleeey.

AFTER THAT OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE SHE PERFORMS RED WHICH IS WHERE THE HAIR FLIPPING BEGINS. DID I MENTION SHE OWNS THIS LIKE THE WHOLE NIGHT? I TRIED TO FLIP MY HAIR LIKE THIS AND GOT A WHIP LASH AND GOT LIGHT HEADED 

real talk tho how does she keep her fringe so intact ?

wOaH costUME chANge (we got a lot of those) 

AND A FEARLESS SONG PLEATHE 

if you didn’t figure out this tour is blowing my mind and we are like 15 minutes in. re fasten ur seatbelts plz. 

then COSTUME EXTENSION? 

ReD ANKLE BOOTIES ARE YOU KIDDING ME LADY? 
How does she make that bend look so elegent? 
If i tried to do this right here i would look like a whale JUST SAYING INCASE ANYONE WONDERED ABOUT ME HERE


taylor then proceeds to change aGAIN AND PERFORM MEAN AKA THE ANTHEM OF TELLING PEOPLE HOW KARMA IS GONNA PLAY YOU 

then mean turned into STAY STAY STAY?! fkc. this was cute as biscuits she danced with her band and back up singers it was hella cute

after she told her band to stay stay stay she and her dancers and everyone celebrated being 22 or remembering being 22 or looking forward to being 22. dis got me a bit emo bc dis music video wuz mah life for 3 months ngl 

she then gets her RED guitar and performs starlight (again anothe r masterpiece) 

look at her being cute and slaying at it’s finest. 

THEN SHE TOLD EVERYONE IF YOU CHEER FOR HIM ED SHEERAN WILL COME AND JOIN HER SO EVERYONE CHEERED. 

THIS WAS PROBS EVERYONES FAVE MOMENT OF THE NIGHT BECAUSE THEY’RE SUCH GREAT PALS AND THIS DUET WAS EVERYTHING AND STILL IS EVERYTHING. NOTHING. HAS. CHANGED. *twitches aggressivly* 
WE ALSO GOT A BUNCH OF CUTE MOMENTS 

LIKE THIS 

and THIS

what are you doing tay? it’s almost like you 
can’t
stop
groovin. 

AND HOW CAN WE FORGET DIS 

(does ths laod? it’s not lading oh well u can just read it and weep with meh) 

LET’S HUG IT OUT NOW

AFTER THAT EMOTIONAL ROLLARCOASTER

while trying to calm everyone down taylor proceeds to sing another lyrical peice of genius begin again.

ahh deep breaths. in and out. in and out.

OH BUT NOT SO FAST SHE GOES BACK TO THE MAIN STAGE AND SINGS SPaRKs FLYYYYYYY

(idk if this is a sparks fly gif bc nOTHING WILL LOAD I THINK I’M KILLING MY COMPUTER BUT WE ARE ALMOST DONE LETS POWER THROUGH)

SHE THEN PERFORMS IKYWT WHICH IS PROBS THE BEST AND MOST FUN THING EVER TO SEE LIVE YOURE SO LUCKY IF YOU DID I BET THAT COSTUME CHANGE WAS BREATH TAKING. IF I TRIED TO CHANGE THAT FAST I’D PULL A HERNIA OF SOMETHING.

 cause she starts off like dis

then in the midst there is a swiftstep remix and she breaks it down and pulls off her white gown TO THIS BEAUTIUFL MASTERPIECE COSTUME OF LACE AND SHORTS AND BOOTS AND SLAYNESS

get it gurl. 

reMIND ME AGAIN WHY THIS ISN’T ON DVD?! NFJKNJKANV

THEN. SHE GOES OVER TO HER RED PIANO AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT MOTHER FUCKING TIME IT IS SHE STARTS PLAYING NOTES AND NOBODY KNOWS WHT THE FUCK IS GOING ON AND TAYLOR STARTS TO GIVE A SPEECH ABOUT REMEMBERING SHIT LIKE DANG GIRL ME TOO DA FUCK?! 

go ahead. go on youtube. grab your puffs plus tissues and cry your eyes out for five hours and return to this post and continue. 

AFTER WE ARE ALL CRYING SHE SINGS A PICK ME UP AKA LOVE STORY AWWWWWW 

so cute. i wish i was that coordinated and thought ahead like that.

THENS OMEWHERE IN THE MIX SHE SINGS TREACHEROURS BUT I FORGgoT IT BECAUSE MY COMPUTER WAS ABOUT TI DIE AND SPRINTED TO FIND THE CHARGET AND FORGOT SO LETS ALL GET SAD AGAIN FOR 3 SECONDS AND ADMIRE HOW CUTE AND FLAWLESS OUR QUEEN LOOKS

 

DON’T FALL GIRL I KNOW I WOULD I CAN BARLEY WALK ON CARPET WITHOUT TRIPPING ON NOTHING

*thinks to self* maybe I should start doing yoga. nah gotta finish this masterpost of how this iconic tour should be put on dvd

then

LAST

BUT 

NoT LEAST

WE

ARE

NEVER

EVER

GETTING

BACK TO GETHER CAN I GET A HYFR THE ANTHEM OF TELLING A LITTLE THIRSTY WHITE BOY NO MEANS NO GOD SPEED TAYLOR

I LOVE THIS OUTFIT. IT’S LIKE MADHATTER MET MIRANDA PREECLY FROM THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

DON’T FORGET TO LOOOK BEFORE YOU FALL *cracks nuckles because this post is taking forgever* 

so much conffetti. i wonder if anyone choked on confeti before. 

SO I LL ASK YOU ALL AGAIN WHY ISN’T THE RED TOUR ON A DVD LIKE BRUH IT SOLD OVER A MILLION COPIES IN IT’S FIRST WEEK AND WAS SUPER ANTICIPATED AND IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST LYRICAL AND DIMENSIONAL ALBUMS I HAVE IN MY ITUNES LIBRARY AND ON MY BOOK SHELF? taylorswift i need answers and i’d like them now. 

I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THIS AND REBLOG THIS THIS TOOK ME 2 HOURS TO COMPLETE BECASUS I KEPT GETTING DISTRACTED. CREDITS TO ALL RIGHTUFL OWNERS I WIHS I KEPT TRACK BUT I JUST CLICKED AND SAVED. Y'ALL ARE THE REAL MVPS FOR MAKING GIFS AND PHOTOS OF THOSE MAGICAL RED TOUR NIGHT

Tour Diary: The 1975 in Allen (15.4.17)

A ridiculously long post documenting my experience seeing this band again. It took place at the Allen Event Center, with the openers Colouring and Pale Waves. This is the first show on their last US tour before breaking for album three, and I think it was the best show I’ve been to yet. 

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hiddenpolkadots  asked:

i honestly can't remember if i sent in a prompt before (yikes and sorry if i did) but 'I’m on this ghost tour and my guide is really hot and no one has ever looked sexier in hoaky Victorian wear' for bellarke (it doesn't have to be hoaky Victorian wear. It could be hoaky gladiator wear or something idk i just like when bellamy is a grumpy old historian nerd about these things) <3

Fine, so maybe Clarke will willingly admit that she hasn’t been the most attentive of participants ever since the tour started.

It’s hard to, really, when she has zero interest in the supernatural and or the history of supposedly ancient mansions, so yeah, she might be zoning out, just a little. The only reason she’s not falling asleep right now is due to Wells’s periodic nudges right against her ribs, the sharp, jabbing pain keeping her on her feet and scowling.

“We’re moving.” He points out, mild, and she grunts in response, reluctantly allows herself to be herded by the rest of the crowd into the next room. “C’mon, I promise this is worth it. I heard it gets really spooky later in the night.”

Resisting the urge to snort, she settles for pinching at his elbow instead. “You so owe me for this.”

He fires back a response at that, one she doesn’t catch because of the sudden appearance of their tour guide; one who she can’t help but notice is, a) unfairly attractive and b) actually managing to pull off robes, which is a massive feat of its own.

Straightening, she adjusts at her top surreptitiously, repositioning herself slightly into a more advantageous position. Wells’s snicker is loud against her ear, smug when he tells her, “Now you owe me.”

“Shut up.” She hisses, batting him away.

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[FANACCOUNT] 140425 B.A.P in London @ Westminster

WITH A STROKE OF LUCK, I SOMEHOW MANAGED TO FIND B.A.P ON THE STREETS OF LONDON FILMING.

There’s spoilers from the filming in here, so if you don’t wanna know anything about the MV they were filming for, I suggest you don’t read.

(It’s also very long, sorry)

Ok so here goes…

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#TheatreRantThing

*Ok, so my family and I just got back from seeing the Dallas Theatre Center’s production of Les Miserables and I just need to get all of my thoughts out of my head, and I also don’t want to forget anything down the road, so I’m writing this for the sole purpose of me looking back on it later and remembering this amazing piece of theatre*

To start off Les Miz is nothing new to me, I have seen both the 10th and 25th Anniversary Concert versions lots of times, the movie 5 times in theaters and who knows how many since, I have like 5-ish different recordings and we even attended a tour, a ’re-imagined’ tour, back in 2012. So, yeah….I’ve seen Les Miz, which is why this production really stuck out to me before we bought tickets.

So, the show itself, we were seated second row stage left, you could say, the stage is a thrust stage, well really it’s a regular stage it just juts out…I don’t know it’s weird. Anyway, if you were looking at it from straight on we were second row, floor section, on the right, the first 3 seats which put us less then 4 feet away from the stage in front of us and like a foot (or less) on our right hand side) we were pretty close (and it was really exciting to see them spit and things but whatever) and now the show.

*It would take forever and a day to type out everything about this show, but if you see/read this and want to know (almost) everything, (because I may (will) forget somethings) just message me and I’ll try my best to write all about it since I know people want to know! So, here are my favorite moments, which in hindsight is practically the whole thing, so here are the moments I hope I never forget about this show*

  • The first moment that really struck me as being super awesome (besides how hot the SWAT men looked in their leather/SWAT uniforms, like *fans selfs* lawd jesus!!) was ‘At The End Of The Day’ like the way they depicted the factory with the metal stick things and the way they hit them in sync but also out of sync and how there was more to that scene then just the women working in the factory, you saw men working in it, and also you saw JvJ and his little owner buddies and that was the first instance of how they used costumes .to show the separation of rich and poor
  • Clearly 'I Dreamed a Dream’ like Allison Blackwell guys….she slayed. I felt so much more for Fantine in that moment than I ever have and it’s because it wasn’t just a “Oh, I’m sad” type of moment she also played it somewhat bitter and angry and like, I don’t know…..she needs to be in everything, because that’s what her performance was, everything. 
  • 'Lovely Ladies’ was also incredibly more satisfying in this production then normal. While, yes, it did depict sex in very realistic ways those characters are prostitutes…..that’s kinda what they do. But, the way they staged it, Fantine never one was any where in 'that world’ until she had sold her locket, and her hair, then and only then did she look the other way and see/become a part of that world. (Kyle Anderson (pretty sure it was him) played a drag queen/cross dresser prostitute and it was super hilarious. At one point he sat at the point of the stage that was right in front of us and made eye contact with my dad. He was flawless) (Kyle not my dad.) 
  • Fantine’s death was, oh mi gawhd…..once again Allsion Blackwell, like *over dramatic snap* Flaw. Less. #SlayMama 
  • The Confronation was also super good. Edward Watts as Javert, was one of those actors who played the role so well you wanted to talk to him about characterization and like applaud him forever on it because the way that he played Javert #Werk, but also you (well, me) wanted to strip down and let him have his way with you (well, me) I don’t know….that might just be me (and he had like these tight black pants on with a gun strapped to his thigh practically the whole time, lawd it was a gay boys dream fo reals.) But, for real the way they staged this scene was baller, because like it was intense like always, but yet you also got to see that JvJ hadn’t given up his 'fight for what matters’ mentality, IDK that’s how I saw it.
  • Jemma Kosannke played Young Cosette and I wanted to punch her in the face she was so cute. It was literally sickening how good she was. Girl is 9. and she killed it. 
  • Master. Of. The. House. is usually my least favorite part. I usually skip over the song in most forms that I watch/Listen to it. I just don’t like it and have never found it all that funny. But, Christia Mantzke as M. Thenardier. I never once took my eyes off of her. She came out dressed in a outfit that was all at once so tacky and over the top you know it can’t be real, but yet you can swear you’ve seen that very same woman at your local Wal-Mart. Her entire performance was incredible. It was her debut at DTC but you couldn’t tell. Like, bitch was fierce and I lived for it. (Steven Walters did a very good job as Thenardier, but was over shadowed by Christia IMO)
  • Look Down was very good, that’s always been my favorite ensemble song so it was good. The kid who played Gavroche just didn’t do it for me (although his death was his best moment (ironic)) 
  • Once again Edward Watts and his brilliant take on Javert was made even better during 'Stars’ like, I don’t know where all these actors came from but all of them (except Gavroche (Sorry Kid)) acted the absolute mess out of this show. It was crazy. Like, if every production had this much amazing acting (and singing, I mean that’s the majority of what you do in Les Miz) every production would run forever. 
  • Ok. so. I gotta admit that every time John Campione (Enjolras) was on stage I kinda stared super hard (ZOMG this one time in Act II he and Marius jumped off stage during the revoultion and kinda ducked down behind the row in front of me…like in front of me. Like me and my dad had to readjust because they both jumped down so fast and where all up in our personal space for a good minute or two. Like, don’t you love it when the actor you find most attractive does things like 5 inches from you? no? just me? K) anyways, the entire Red & Black scene was updated flawlessly like these guys for real look like a group of guys you would see at Starbucks/Some other coffee shop. and the fact that they planned the revolution on a laptop? Isn’t that how we’d probably do it if we were in that situatuon? I really enjoyed that. 
  • It led into what is my favorite (well, one of my two favorite) songs form LM “Do You Hear The People Sing?” and like during that scene they handed out little red pieces of paper to some of the audience members and my dad got one that said “Freedom Now!” I couldn’t tell what the others said but they all didn’t say the same thing. But, yeah it was so effective at one point I thought the audience was for really going to stand up and start a revolution, alas and alack we didn’t.
  • The next thing that I really liked was before Marius started to sing 
    “A Heart Full of Love” to Cosette he kinda mouthed to Eponine “How do I look?” or “Do I Look Ok?” and then turned and started to sing to Cosette who was sitting on this bench and when he did that she kinda looked around awkwardly and then shifted positions and kinda sat in a “Paint Me Like One of your French Girls” kinda way and it was really cute. 
  • One Day More literally killed me and I loved it. From having The T’s standing high above the stage to not giving the students that iconic red flag and completely changing the way it was choreographed. Like, it was brilliant 

*YAY we’ve made it through Act I*

  • Like Okay, Elizabeth Judd was super great as Eponine but I have never connected to her character, no matter how brilliantly portrayed, like everyone else seems to have. I never could get myself to. and so, during “A Little Fall of Rain” it’s hard for me to feel anything, but somehow they made me feel something, for both characters during that scene. And, so that’s how I know that they put way more thought and time and effort into this show than we will probably ever know. 
  • Drink With Me was also incredibly staged, Like, the colors of the lights, and the way they had the little rock things scattered over the stage, and the placement of the barricade boys/girls was just like….yet another example of the endless amounts of moments you can’t describe but yet it was so good in the moment that I want to try to describe I just don’t think I ever will be able to.
  • Nehal Joshi. Man can sing. Act. Sing. Act. y'all he was so on the ball during the entire show, but especially during Bring Him Home. Like, boy completed slayed that song. 
  • Of course we then have the battle (which is where Enjloras and Marius jumped down in front of us) like the whole battle scene was great. (And shout out to the SWAT man who died like during the very first battle part and was hanging from the window thing for like 30 minutes. You should get a raise for that)
  • BUT THE BEST PART IN THE ENTIRE SHOW (in my opinion) WAS AFTER THE BATTLE LIKE RIGHT AFTER ENJOLRAS IS TRIUMPHANTLY KILLED LIKE IT WAS SO SILENT AND LIKE SWAT TEAM MEMBERS START GOING THROUGH THE BODIES AND LIKE THE ONLY THING YOU HEAR IS THIS LIKE POLICE RADIO THING TALKING ABOUT THE CAUSALITIES AND TO SEND FOR BACK UP AND LIKE OTHER POLICE THINGS AND THAT’S IT. IT’S JUST THEM WALKING ABOUT TO THAT AND I SWEAR IT WAS THE MOST POWERFUL THING I HAVE SEEN IN A MUSICAL IN A VERY LONG TIME. (it just got to me, clearly)
  • Javert’s Suicide was really good, seeing as how it is one of the better songs in Les Mis (IMO) but like the way he died, like he jumped from the raised platform/thing the orchestra was on, and he was attached to wires so he kind just floated in the air until the lights went out (it was more majestic then that, but that’s how I can describe it so) and I don’t know. I wish they had done it different.
  • And then Turning was so good. Like, yes it is my favorite Les Mis song, and it has my favorite lyric “Where’s that new world now the fighting’s done?” but the way it was staged, it started off as this group of ladies (either nuns/mothers/or just ladies who were in mourning is what we came up with) being blocked by Caution tape to see the dead boys (who were dead on stage for a while. I would have fallen asleep TBH) but then the SWAT people walk away and one of the ladies tears the tape down and they all go to a different boy and continue the song. It was just so perfectly done. 
  • Once again, Christia with her slaying as M Thenardier during the wedding song. Gah, I just love her. Like at one point when Marius is trying to get them to leave she turns around and says “Congratulations” to Cosette and it was just so hilarious. She was my #LesMisBae
  • And then they way they did the very end. It started with JvJ sitting alone on a bench, and then Fantine joins him. But, then when Cosette and Marius run in Cosette sits in between JvJ and Fantine and the way Allison Blackwell played Fantine seeing Cosette for the first time in X# of years (even though she was dead) was just stellar. And then Eponine and Enjolras and Gavroche come out and the three of them and Fantine stood behind the bench with JvJ, Cosette, and Marius sitting on it. And then the rest of the ensemble comes out, not as the dead barricade members, but just as modern day people you might see in your everyday life. Which just like reinstates the messege this entire production was making which was everything in this musical is very well happening now in today’s world. So, the last few lyrics became kinda like a call to the audience, like “Will you stand up and fight for your right to be free/ your rights in general because you might need to one day” like, it was so much more real when it’s literally being said by characters that represent people you see/could see everyday. 

I don’t know, I just really loved it. And this is way, way longer than I thought it was going to be. It took me two hours to write. But, yeah I really wrote it for myself to be able to remember the show better in the days/weeks/months/years to come, which is why I didn’t add all that much detail, just enough so that hopefully I’d remember it and fill in the rest myself. But, if you did indeed read this monster of a post, and you want to know more (which is funny because this could have been 4x’s longer had I covered everything in this show) just let me know, and I’ll try to help. 

And, Scene. 

RE: letters (pt 2)

i really do think that it’s really cool that people feel comfortable enough with me to write to me. i know what that takes & i feel incredibly lucky.

in addition to responding to a few letters this week, i wanted to share some people’s writing. people are saying important things in these letters, & i think there ought to be a few more people thinking about them.

thanks for writing.

RE: LETTERS

“i changed myself” - r.d.

dear r.a.,

i’m glad we share an appreciation for thoughtful people. clearly you are one such person - for real - damn - i’m hustling to keep up with all your thoughts. thanks for sharing them. here are some of mine, as brought about by some of yours. i tried to not edit too much (but i did a little after the fact because neurotic), just to do some free writing.

i don’t know if any of these things are true, i just know they’re true for me.

the world & how it sucks
i call that “truman show syndrome” - the belief that things around you are so uniquely & coincidentally terrible that the only possible explanation is that everyone around you is working together & all of the buildings are made of cardboard & everything is set up to test how much misery you can handle. but the buildings aren’t cardboard & your mom is in a truman show of her own. so make sure she knows that you’re real. idk.

dreams
yeah, i read once that we see 10,000 faces of strangers every year, so that’s a lot of potential dream characters. 
i think about this kind of thing a lot— the world is enormous, & we experience tiny, tiny, fractional amounts of all there is to experience. we have no clues as to what we’re supposed to be doing…so why is it that we spend our time doing the things that we do? what if all of those people who populate our dreams are the people we’re supposed to meet? & who’s deciding / divining that?

another fun thing to think about with dreams— my brother was explaining to me the other day the idea that dreams are caused by hyper-activity of the part of our brain that interpret sensory experience. in real life, when we smell cinnamon rolls, we draw the conclusion that there must be cinnamon rolls near us. in our dreams, when we smell cinnamon rolls, we create a familiar world in which cinnamon rolls exist, like our grandmother’s kitchen or an airport cinabon. once inside the world, the dreams take on a plot of their own.
i don’t really know how much explanation this offers when it comes to interpreting dreams, but it’s fun to think about that difference as being the only line between sleeping dreams & waking reality.
i have a friend who dreams at least three times a night, & remembers them with stunning clarity. she creates entire universes in her head while she sleeps. what if she could control & choose that hyper-reaction to experience? what if she could create & live in those worlds all the time, the way she does when she sleeps? it would become her reality. idk.

understanding people
beyond just something we’re capable of, i think it’s our responsibility as humans to try our hardest to understand other people & all of the wonderful, terrible, insane, mundane things they do. after all, they are a part of us, & we are born of the same ideas & made of the same shit. 
i have a fundamental belief that everyone is almost always doing what they consider to be the good & right & true. but you’re right, that’s incredibly complicated when it comes to people who murder & rape other people, because in my head, i don’t know what would ever make that okay. but if they can make it okay in their own heads, then they must be operating under a different value system & deriving their sense of goodness from other things. what right am i given to project my morality onto them, & to what extent?

i almost always retreat to cliche: i think we should always do the most good for the most people, regardless of if those people are me or you or the murderer or the victim.
but i act in my own interest, on behalf of my own happiness, all the time. i work to make money for myself & always take what i feel like is owed to me. even if that’s not harming anyone else, it’s not doing the most good for the most people - it’s doing the most good for me. so what really pulls the needle of my moral compass? idk.

nothing gold can stay -
respect, for appreciating the depth of the reference & not just the source!
i’m with you, & this is the same struggle that they have in the book, but you’re forgetting that the night - when nothing is gold - is the necessary step between the golden dusk & the golden dawn. trying to keep things perpetually gold is a fool’s errand. we can try our hardest to stay forever golden, but from everything i’ve experienced, it usually goes like this: gold will come, gold will go, & gold will come again. idk.

stay golden, though, seriously. you can stay. i know that.

sam

“it’s not so much pessimism as it is a scarily realistic view of how rare it is to be extraordinary at something.” - h.l.

“i am a terrible person. you are a terrible person…what makes someone a terrible human being?” - e.l.

dear o.l.,

i’m sorry you couldn’t make it out to this tour! that’s how these things go. 

i’m glad for all of the friends that you’ve made, though, & that we get to be a part of that story.

i’m also stoked to hear about your school’s book! clearly they have excellent taste - your writing is wonderful. we’ll get to that in a minute.

i’m also an enormous slam poetry fan. i’ve been going to a weekly slam in la & it’s one of the best parts of my week, every week. it’s an open mic, but very well attended every week, which creates an amazing combination of experienced, talented, trained poets & people who are stepping up for the first time to share their stories. i’m not sure which i like more. the professionals are fun because my brain has to race to keep up with all of the wordplay & complicated ideas & blurred pictures of humanity that they paint. but the nervous, shivering, first-timers often burn red with the fire of genuine emotion, telling stories so hopelessly authentic that it sounds like they’re reading from a diary. because often they are. i’m not sure if you regularly attend slams, or if they even exist in many places outside of huge urban areas, but i would recommend you go. & perform.

i’ve never heard “the future,” so i’ll check it out! my favorite is anis mojgani. if you’ve never experienced him before, try  “direct orders,” “for those who can still ride in airplanes,” & “shake the dust.”

thank you so much for sharing your poetry with me. you truly are a wonderful writer. inventive & interesting, your pacing is excellent, i really, really enjoyed reading all of your poems.

may neither of us ever go blind to joy again.

sam

FIClet: halfway there

stanley-tuccis & @memorizeyrlines, this is probably not what either of you intended.  or maybe it is. idk. this is kinda post ‘catching on’ but an alternate 'catching on’ where maybe henry goes to that writing retreat but his moms don’t use his time away to christen every surface in the house.

idk.  what even is this.

[lol better than the show that’s what.]


He’s always known his mom had Big Dreams for him, but he never actually thinks about what those Big Dreams are until the summer after his freshman year of high school.  Although, if he’d been paying attention, he would’ve seen the warning signs from the day Miss Sanders gave his moms that Middlebury info.

So his grades are good, by the end of the year.  His grades have always been good.  And he tests well, because honestly, what’s a Scantron compared to the Dark One.  Easy peasy.  Miss Sanders wants him to write for the school paper and she’s been passing his term paper around the faculty and there is a little bit of buzz about Henry Mills going places.

Places that aren’t Storybrooke.

Like, college places.

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