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not to be Dramatic or Anything but lin manuel miranda insisting that nina from in the heights didn’t have to have some traumatic, abused backstory to give her depth and personality and acknowledging the hardships of college and academic stress and culture shock as enough to warrant struggle is honestly the best character-writing to happen in the 21st century, thank you

get you a musical who can do both
  • Hamilton: I catch a glimpse of the other side. Laurens leads a soldier's chorus on the other side, my son is on the other side! He's with my mother on the other side! Washington is watching from the other side! Teach me how to say goodbye, rise up, rise up, rise up, Eliza... My love, take your time. I'll see you on the other side.
  • also Hamilton: I'm a general! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!
  • Spring Awakening: All things he ever lived are left behind. All the fears that ever flickered through his mind, all the sadness that he'd come to own.
  • also Spring Awakening: Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla, bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla. Totally fucked
  • Spelling Bee: I think Dad is angry, Mom, and I do not know what to do... I think he takes out on me what he wants to take out on you. Mama, Mama, Mama! How I wish you were home.
  • also Spelling Bee: My unfortunate erection is destroying my perfection
  • Next to Normal: Do you wake up in the morning and need help to lift your head? Do you read obituaries and feel jealous of the dead? It's like living on a cliffside, not knowing when you'll dive. Do you know, do you know what it's like to die alive?
  • also Next to Normal: Valium is my favorite color
  • Dear Evan Hansen: I guess I wanted to believe, 'cause if I just believe, then I don't have to see what's really there. No, I'd rather pretend I'm something better than these broken parts. Pretend I'm something other than this mess that I am, 'cause then I don't have to look at it.
  • also Dear Evan Hansen: iF i sTOP SmOKInG CrACK-
  • Falsettos: What more can I say? How am I to face tomorrow, after being screwed out of today? Tell me what's in store. Yes, I'd beg or steal or borrow if I could hold you for one hour more.
  • also Falsettos: I'm bitching, he's bitching, they're bitching, we're bitching, bitch bitch bitch bitch funny funny funny funny bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch
  • Great Comet: So easy to close off, place the blame outside. Hiding in my room at night, so terrified. All the things I could have been, but I never had the nerve. Life and love I don't deserve!
  • also Great Comet: says the mean old man in his underthings
  • In the Heights: "Alabanza" means to raise this thing to God’s face and to sing, quite literally, “Praise to this.” When she was here, the path was clear. And she was just here! She was just here...
  • also In the Heights: he's packing a stretch limousine
  • Groundhog Day: I thought the only way to better days was through tomorrow, but I know now, I know. Yes, I know now that I know... nothing.
  • also Groundhog Day: suck my balls i'm out
First minute of Musicals
  • Hamilton: depressing backstory of a young man
  • Heathers: normal depressed high school
  • RENT: fuck, how we gonna pay rent
  • Dear Evan Hansen: enjoy the peace and confusion while it lasts sweetie
  • Falsettos: bitch bitch bitch bitch
  • A New Brain: how the fuck do I write a song
  • In the Heights: the milk's gone bad
  • Be More Chill: gotta masturbate
  • Hamilton: It's alright Burr, I wish you brought this girl with you tonight Burr
  • Burr: You're very kind but I'm afraid it's unlawful, sir.
  • Hamilton: What do you mean?
  • Burr: She's married
  • Hamilton: I see
  • Burr: She's married to a british officer
  • Hamilton: ¡NO ME DIGA!

Just a reminder:

Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote In the Heights to prove that Latinos aren’t knife wielding criminals.

Lin-Manuel Miranda didn’t want to focus on the guy selling drugs on the corner, he wanted to focus on the guy who owns the corner store.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wanted to show Latinos in college.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wanted to show Latinos wishing to change the world.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wanted to show Latino business owners.

Lin-Manuel Miranda wanted to show even though Latino culture is different, we are still legitimate Americans.

Lin-Manuel Miranda set In the Heights happen during July 3rd to July 5th.

Lin-Manuel Miranda shows the barrio celebrating the 4th of July.

Lin-Manuel Miranda also shows the barrio being incredibly prideful of their country of origin.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is saying being proud of one country does not invalidate the love for another.

In the Heights is as much of an American Musical as Hamilton

i love the broadway fandom and how you can just say something like “THAT part in 96,000” or “THE part in non-stop” and everyone will know what you’re talking about

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  • Me, making wild hand gestures and speaking faster and louder with every sentence: In 96,000 (In The Heights- 2008), Sonny de la Vega is one of the only characters who doesn't want to spend the lottery money for self-serving purposes. He's outspoken in the fact that he wants better education and living conditions in the barrio, and find a way to prevent gentrification. In "Blackout", he puts himself in the way of potentially armed criminals in order to protect the bodega, not for himself, but because he knows it's all Usnavi has left. Then, in "Carnaval Del Barrio" he is, once again, one of the only people to question the development in the neighborhood, and what it means for all of them. In between songs, we see him going out of his way to help his friends: trying to comfort Nina, offering advice to Benny, asking Vanessa out for Usnavi, giving free drinks to Pete. And, almost every time, he's written off as a joke by the people he wants to listen the most. He's always the first person forgotten, and the last person remembered. And then there's the fact of him being left alone; as far as we know, Usnavi is the teenage Sonny's only family. The dialogue in the show gives no reason to doubt that. Usnavi basically says outright in at least three songs that he plans to keep Sonny running the bodega after he leaves. Hell, even Abuela doesn't say shit about him. So what is Sonny supposed to do when his only family leaves? Nobody brings it up but Sonny himself. He literally calls his cousin out for leaving him with nothing but a "separation fee", and Usnavi STILL DOESN'T TAKE HIM SERIOUSLY. Nobody talks about taking him in, so we're left to assume that he'll either end up in foster care, maybe crash with Pete, or, worst case scenario, end up on the streets. He only has one friend who's willing to stick with him, but everyone sees Pete as a vandal and a hoodlum, so nobody takes them seriously. Sonny de la Vega was a well-rounded, emotionally realistic teenage character and he deserved so much better.
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NCT Dream
  • expectation: angels! cute, innocent smols! they sing about chewing gums! they have the purest™ hearts
  • reality: purely savage. violent kids. defies their leader