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@jtforbach From the beautiful minds of children…the simplest tribute backstage to Kyle Jean-Baptiste brought me to tears. The entire company is in shock. There is a palpable loss at the Imperial. This is something I’ve never experienced before. We are struggling through the show and absorbing his absence. Each lyric has profound meaning. He was a definite star on the rise that dimmed far too soon. We must all take stock of our blessings, be kind to one another and cherish each moment because One Day More is never guaranteed. The @lesmizbway company sends all the love and support to his family and loved ones. Today is an incredibly hard day. We are all truly blessed to be alive, to dream, to love, to appreciate the life we are given. I definitely needed a reminder. God bless you all.

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Love and Space Dust.

5 Star Rated Poetry.

“After spending over ten years in a literature club and hearing/reading more poems than I could count, I thought I had seen it all. I have never been so wrong. Love and Space Dust contains so many beautifully written poems that brought tears to my eyes that I didn’t put my Kindle down until I had read every single one of them at least twice.” Amazon.de Customer Review.

“Lovely book.” Amazon.com Customer Review.

“I really enjoy all of the poems. They make you feel like never before. By far some of my favorite poems.” Amazon.com Customer Review.

“LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS!!” Goodreads Review.

“These poems are so full of Pain and Darkness, but so full of Hope and Light.” Amazon.de Customer Review.

“This book is absolutely amazing and i hope there will be more to come!” Amazon.com Customer Review. 

“Love this book so much!” Goodreads Review.

“Made me smile and moved me to tears.” Amazon.co.uk Customer Review.

Poems from my anthology, Love and Space Dust. The full book is out now and available as:

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There are some things in life we cannot and will not ever be able to understand why they happen when they do, and for what reason. This is one of those things.

Kyle Jean-Baptiste  was an amazing talent and made history not even a month ago when he became the youngest (age 21), and first Black Valjean in Broadway history.

When he was first announced in the role in June, I reached out to him via Twitter and we interacted a bit. Kyle was not only excited to playing his dream role, but he had this child-like excited-ness about meeting and speaking to the fans of the musical piece.

Elizabeth and I finally got to see him on Thursday, in what was his final performance as Jean Valjean. Kyle brought an amazing energy and stage presence, in addition to having one of the strongest voices, especially in the upper register, that has sung the role in the show’s history. His “Bring Him Home” brought me to tears, and to my feet when I gave him a much deserved standing ovation for his performance of the song.

Following the show Kyle came out, signed autographs, and gave each and every person the attention he would give them as if they had known him for years, taking the time to talk and get pictures with everybody who asked, and as you all have seen, he gave me the amazing opportunity to sing with him one of the show’s most intense and memorable pieces.

So Kyle, I don’t know why this happened. But what I do know is that you will never be forgotten. You made history at an age younger than many people do, you achieved this role younger than anyone else, and you have inspired so many POC actors out there to go out and reach for the stars, and to follow their dreams.

Thank you for everything you did in those short few months you were with us on Broadway, and as we said, we will never forget you and everything you’ve done.

Rest In Peace, Rest In Power.

tagged by al-chimiste, love you lots girl<3

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, write a note with 92 truths about you and tag 25 people to do the same.

NAME: Kailey
AGE: 16
BIRTHDATE: January 25th
PRESENT ADDRESS: US

WHAT WAS YOUR:

1. last beverage = root beer
2. last phone call = Ellen 
3. last text message = My cousin
4. last song you listened to = You Belong with Me 
5. last time you cried = Yesterday when I read this stupid fanfic that was so angsty it brought me to tears.

HAVE YOU EVER:

6. dated someone twice: If fictional boyfriends count then…?
7. been cheated on: No
8. kissed someone & regretted it: Never kissed anyone 
9. lost someone special: Yes
10. been depressed: No
11. been drunk and threw up: No

LIST THREE FAVORITE COLORS:

12. Blue
13. Purple
14. Green

LAST YEAR (2015), HAVE YOU:

15. Made a new friend: Yes, including tumblr friends:) 
16. Fallen out of love: No
17. Laughed until you cried: Yes
18. Met someone who changed you: Yes
19. Found out who your true friends were: Yesssss my squad
20. Found out someone was talking about you: Yesssss it was dramatic man
21. Kissed anyone on your [FB, Twitter, Tumblr Etc] List?: No

GENERAL:

22. How many people on your [Fb, Twitter, Tumblr Etc] list do you know in real life: Tumblr: over 6 at least
24. Do you have any pets: 2 dogs
25. Do you want to change your name: No
26. What did you do for your last birthday: I had a cosplay party! It was my sweet sixteen and i got to celebrate it and my friend’s sweet sixteen together with both of our friends.
27. What time did you wake up today: 7:45 a.m.
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for: Tomorrow when I work on my Yuna costume with my friendos
30. Last time you saw your Mother: Right now!
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life: I want to be less stressed out about everything
32. What are you listening to right now: Blue’s Clue’s in the background bc my lil sister is watching it.
34. What’s getting on your nerves right now: the future
35. Most visited webpage: Tumblr and youtube 
37. Nickname: KK, Kay, k the bae
38. Relationship Status: ALWAYS IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH ANIME DUDES
39. Zodiac sign: Aquarius
40. He or She: She
41. Elementary: I was shy af
42. High School: It’s pretty okay right now but hellish at the same time
43. College: IDEK MAN
44. Hair color: n/a
45. Long or short: Long long long
46. Height: 5 foot 3 I think????
47. Do you have a crush on someone?: Yes and he’s not real
48. What do you like about yourself?: My hair and my writing
49. Piercings: just ears
50. Tattoos: None
51. Righty or lefty: Righty

FIRSTS :

52. First surgery: None
53. First piercing: I had my ears pierced at Claire’s when I was 7 if that even counts
54. First best friend: Allistar, my first best friend from tae kwon do.
55. First sport you joined: tae kwon do 
56. First vacation: I have noooo idea 
58. First pair of trainers: no idea

RIGHT NOW:

59. Eating: Just ate some beef and potatoes bc we picked some crops today
60. Milk

61. I’m about to: Type my book

62. Listening to: Blue’s Clue’s. 

63. Waiting for: My sister to finish her bath with a bath bomb 

YOUR FUTURE :

64. Want kids?: Yes
65. Get Married?: I hope
66. Career?: I want to do everything.  But I want to write and design and animate and just… everything ????

WHICH IS BETTER :

67. Lips or eyes: Eyes… eyes.
68. Hugs or kisses: Hugs
69. Shorter or taller: Taller
70. Older or Younger: Older
71. Romantic or spontaneous: Spontaneous

72. Nice stomach or nice arms: Nice arms
73. Sensitive or loud: I’m very loud actually
74. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship
75. Trouble maker or hesitant: Hesitant for sure

HAVE YOU EVER :

76. Kissed a stranger: No
77. Drank hard liquor: No
78. Lost glasses/contacts: No
79. Have dated: Nope
80. Broke someone’s heart: Maybe
81. Had your own heart broken: Yes
82. Been arrested: No
83. Turned someone down: Yes
84. Cried when someone died: Yes
85. Fallen for a friend: No

DO YOU BELIEVE IN:

86. Yourself: Yes
87. Miracles: Yes
88. Love at first sight: No
89. Heaven: Yes
90. Santa Claus: No :(
91. Kiss on the first date: No
92. Angels: Yes


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“if i lay here….if I just lay here…”

part one | part two

fic: A Different Song
author:  Quartetship

A Different Song embodies so many beautiful, and painful, things about life and growing up away from home. It’s the kind of story that stays with you even once you’ve turned the last page, and I’m honored to have been able to work with you on this, Q. Thank you so much for commissioning me <3

Ok so. First and foremost, we won 3 surfboards which is crazy…(childhood dreams✔️) Second, I got to witness a really lovely performance by Rachel Platten which sincerely brought me to tears. I love women fighting for shit that matters and making a difference. It makes me emotional. And also I got to meet Terry Crews who is constantly my favorite character in all his movies (White Chicks especially😂) because his daughter wanted a picture with us. I think nights like this are the moments they say make it all worth it (kinda pun intended). by laurenjauregui

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I’ve read the 1872 #2…
The 3rd page is Tony’s flashback that I imagined, wondering what ‘Not tonight’ means. And the episode of the page had been happening a bit frequently before Steve fought against some villains to save Tony in the issue #1. I wanted to express it in the comic without this kind of explanation but I didn’t have enough time for it.
Also I was wondering it is the sheriff’s office that blurred on the map of 1872. If it is, I hope that was brought about by Tony’s tears.

lol ok trans boys literally never get representation so even if it’s played by a cis girl im gonna take it tbh. i don’t support boycotting About Ray, a film that’s trailer brought me to tears because i’ll finally get to see myself represented in the media. the idea that trans people are just their assigned sex dressed up as another gender is toxic (although i don’t get that vibe from the trailer)and i don’t agree with the casting but for me, it’s better than nothing and im excited for a trans film with a /trans guy/ that doesn’t force a romantic subplot and isn’t a documentary. that is all b y e

Mick Foley sums up how all of us feel about the shitty crowd during the Divas match.

WE NEED A WOMEN’S PIPEBOMB

Stephanie McMahon did a great job of kicking off the #DivaRevolution on July 13. Really, she did. She gave a great, heartfelt introduction to three of the brightest stars on the WWE horizon – #Charlotte #BeckyLynch and #SashaBanks. It was a night that literally brought tears of joy to my eyes. So why, just five weeks later, have those tears of joy been replaced by the anger and embarrassment of hearing “we want Lesnar” chants during the Banks/Nikki Bella match?

Quite simply, we need a women’s pipebomb. Stephanie may have kicked off the #DivaRevolution on WWE Raw – but we need a Diva/woman/female competitor to take that ball and run with it. We can’t just gradually be SHOWN the revolution. WE can’t have the revolution EXPLAINED to us. We need one of the participants to make us FEEL it. We NEED that promo that perfectly captures the time and place, the pride and passion of this revolution. We NEED a CM Punk pipebomb. We NEED that “Austin 3;16 says I just whipped your ass” moment, that Dusty Rhodes “Hard Times” promo – something that hammers home the point to even the densest, drunkest members of the #WWEUniverse that times have changed – and chanting for anyone – even if it is a returning hometown hero like Brock Lesnar – while women are working their asses off to entertain them is not just disrespectful, but unacceptable.

As a wrestling fan, I was embarrassed. As a friend of both participants in the match, I was hurt. In my wrestling days, I would have tapped into those feelings of embarrassment and hurt and let it out in a promo. Often, those promos were effective; in a few cases, they even became iconic. Not once did I feel that one of those promos would have been better served by committee. I know that times have changed, and that the days of sending a superstar out to the ring with just a microphone and a deep-seeded belief in the importance of their message are largely over. But why not take a chance and let one of the women walk out to the ring with that same opportunity I was given? The same opportunity Punk was given…and Austin…and Dusty…and Flair…and Funk – and so many of the masters of the microphone who won us over with their passion, while not giving a damn about grammar, sentence structure, witty retorts and back and forth banter. John Cena was given the ball last night, and took it in for that figurative touchdown. Heyman is almost other-worldly in his conversion ratio. I honestly don’t know if any of the women can deliver on the microphone with the effectiveness of a Cena or a Heyman. But they deserve the chance to try. All I am saying, is#GiveDivasaChance.

To this day, I count the lyrics to a 1983 David Allen Coe song “The Ride” as one of the driving forces of my career. Dean Ambrose even quoted it a couple of years ago. I get goosebumps each time I hear it or even read it.

He said, “Drifter can ya make folks cry when you play and sing?
Have you paid your dues, can you moan the blues?
Can you bend them, guitar strings?”
He said, “Boy can you make folks feel what you feel inside?
‘Cause if you’re big star bound let me warn ya, it’s a long, hard ride.”

Maybe early-80’s outlaw country isn’t going to inspire every wrestler the way it inspired me…or Ambrose…and possibly a few others along the way. If not, I urge the women to find whatever it is out there that inspires them; that will allow them to be ready when asked to explain the significance of this moment in time. Do whatever it is that allows you to keep your “pipebomb” at your disposal. In the end, making folks feel what you feel inside is what this business is all about.

Just remember, it’s a long, hard ride.

  • What she says:I'm Fine
  • What she means:did u see that shit. did u. fucking Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter teamed up like a pack of wolves to take down dolarhyde. They just made eye contact and knew what the other was gonn do. they're so connected they read each other's fucking MINDS. they were savage. it was like watching fucking Bedelia and Hannibal dance at the beginning of season you literally cannot take ur eyes away as they slashed and cut in small nicks and tears until they finally brought down the beast. together. their first kill together. hold me.
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Lanna clung Sid sleepily. She had two chemo treatments and shots and it wasn’t even six in the morning yet. On a damn Saturday. She sniffled. “Dada…me no wanna do macheen…owr, owr, shots….dey scawy…” She cried sleepily. Bear whimpered hating to see his tiny human in tears. He brought Lanna’s blue baby blanket to Sid.