So, this is from my visit to the Paris Opera house. The one with the light on inside, that is Box 5. Box 5 is permanently reserved. =D
Seriously though, the Opera house NEVER sells or gives out tickets to Box 5. Even for a sold out performance, Box 5 remains vacant. Boxes that are reserved have signs placed on the doors saying who they are reserved for. Note the sign for Box 5.
On another amazing note, notice that light on in the Box? I couldn’t figure out why it was there at first, and then I reallized… That’s the Opera’s Ghost Light!
A ghost light is an electric light that is left energized on the stage of a theater when the theater is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark.
The superstitious have various justifications for the ghost light in relation to the supernatural. A popular theatrical superstition holds that every theater has a ghost, and some theaters have traditions to appease ghosts that reach far back into their history. Similar superstitions hold that ghost lights provide opportunities for ghosts to perform onstage, thus appeasing them and preventing them from cursing the theater or sabotaging the set or production.
I just about died when I realized this! I’m still geeking out about it!
So my mom and I went up to New York last weekend to see The Lightning Thief Musical (amazing by the way). Being the theatre-loving-techie that I am, I decided I really wanted to meet their stage manager. So afterwards, while everyone was waiting for the actors to come outside we hung out in the very small lobby. The director was out there and wasn’t really having any of this “random kid asking him questions” thing so he was a bit dismissive, which I totally get because directing, and especially directing a sold out off-broadway show, is very stressful. However, the conductor of their small orchestra was out there too and when he heard my request he was very eager to go get the SM. She was so nice and so happy to have someone genuinely interested in her job! She even helped me find a big theatre near my city that does high school internships to get me some extra experience before college. So I guess my point here, other than the fact that Leigh'Ann Andrews is amazing, is that if you’re a crew member or high school/college SM or anyone interested in what goes on “behind the scenes” of a play, if you have the opportunity or might even have a little chance, talk to the stage manager or sound/light designer. They rarely get recognition from fans of the show and they just deserve so much.
after all these years, shishio is happy. after six. freaking. years. shishio finally has the chance to be with someone with whom he can truly be himself again.
i am so, so happy for him, because he deserved so much more from hnr, seriously. and he finally has the chance to be happy. i never saw him smile that much since he was with suzume, and i want to cry for him (no, really, i got choked up when i saw his smile in the last couple pages).
and, y'know, what really makes me happy about this one-shot? we see the fruit of his labor. he’s more honest now, and suzume taught him that. he put away the sushi tie, because he didn’t want anything to hinder his chances with samejima. he bit the bullet and kissed her, because he liked her and wanted her to know that. he freaking waited outside his apartment for who knows how long, in the cold, for samejima to come back home so that he could tell her the truth, because dammit he’s messed things up twice already and he didn’t want to lose a good thing a third time.
he did the running this time, and man. i was pissed before over the hnr ending, despite being a mazume shipper, but now i’m just happy that shishio can be happy because this guy really deserved it. ;_;
Okay so about a month ago I did a public poll here on Tunblr and deviantart on which Assassin’s Creed Character would be awsome as a commission for the AMAZING@shyredd. Now I did came across her work on first hand back last year at Midwest Brony Fest, a brony convention in Kansas City. And turns out she lives not too far from my hometown. So I figured, why not I need more art for my appartment anyways.
After a surprising conclusion that Shay Patrick Cormac took the win beating Jacob Frye by to points (maybe that will be my next time for another commission). After discussing with @shyredd on some details and great communications over notes, we decided that this would bring all the AC fans great joy to see.
And now now without furthure do, as promised @shyredd and I give you the Shay Cormac painting!!!
And there he is in all of his Shayness!!! By gosh look at the northren lights. And the templar red on the collar.
Sparkle Dang gome Sparkle!
So to all the shay fans, heres the long antisipated painting