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Ramble Time

Remember that episode where Casey starts to date Lizzie’s soccer coach Scott and like everyone likes him even Derek but then this douche tells Derek that he’s dating three different girls plus Casey and like the instant he tells him Derek’s face just instantly drops and you can tell he just wants to punch this guy in the face.

Cause I just watched it and it’s just so pivotal and not talked about enough. Because Derek spends the episode trying to figure a way to tell Casey that this guy is a jerk off. But why wouldn’t he just tell her, yanno? Why does he struggle with it? And there’s a moment where he walks into her room to tell her and he looks just really distraught and before he goes to tell her there’s a cutaway scene of him thinking about how she’s going to react, right. And it’s him thinking she’s gonna take it well and say thank you for being honest cause she knows that was hard for him and that’s he’s a really good brother for doing that. But that makes him just groan and leave the room.

So it just makes me feel like that was his moment for realizing he liked Casey. Because before that Casey always called him step-brother making emphasis on the step and no relation whatsoever. And that’s always so crucial in my head when they start switching the step term. But that’s another rant. Obviously he doesn’t care if she thinks he’s nice. They’ve done it to each other before and helped each other out. And Derek hates tears and he thinks this is gonna go through smoothly. So why back out in just telling her?

Except that he realized that he doesn’t want to be her brother. He wants to be something else. Something more.

It’s just my opinion and that was really rambling and incoherent but yeah. I feel like that’s his moment for realizing he has something for Casey.

What I “Got” Out Of The 2016 Tony Awards
  • Hamilton is important.
  • Jessie Muller was literally crying on stage because Waitress is so amazing, is NOT important. 
  • School of Rock has 15 kids under the age of 12 nailing it every night! It’s NOT important. 
  • Audra McDonald is pregnant and tapping her a** off, it’s NOT important.
  • Bright Star gave us something so unbroadway in its music and somehow made it work amazingly, but it’s NOT important. 
  • Fidler on the Roof is an ageless story that everybody knows and loves, but too bad cause it’s NOT important. 
  • She Loves Me is a star-studded cast but pulls it all together so well, (Jane Krakowski’s legs?!!!)  NOT important. 
  • Spring Awakening and Michael Arden (WHO DIDN”T EVEN GET SHOWN ON TV) brought a whole other culture to Broadway that has never been there before, they recited ever line in BOTH English and ASL AT. THE. SAME. TIME. I guess it’s NOT important. 

This season they talked so much about diversity in the talent. Diversity is not just black and white. Diversity is people of all races, cultures, genders, etc. 

The Tony Awards are there to bring the community together, to show that EVERYBODY is important. “Love is love is love is love”. But this year, 2016, I personally felt that it was only about Hamilton, a beautiful show that deserves to get recognized, but what about all of the other shows that got nothing because Hamilton got everything? 

Ali Stroker is the first women on broadway in a wheelchair, there are deaf talent in a musical! These are things that nobody beside Michael Arden would have thought of, and he got ABSOLUTELY no recognition for it. 

The night was dedicated to those who were lost in Orlando, a night that was dedicated to the love and community of the theatre. There were so many shows on broadway this season, that were not even nominated. Shows that closed too soon. There were not even recognized, there were not important enough to share the light of Hamilton

There are ALL IMPORTANT. Amazing Grace, Lord of The Dance, Disaster, American Psycho, The Color Purple, Bright Star, Allegiance, Spring Awakening, On Your Feet, Dames At Sea, Fidler On The Roof, Waitress, School of Rock, Shuffle Along, Tuck Everlasting, She Loves Me, and Hamilton are ALL IMPORTANT and are ALL EQUAL. 


“Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park, 2009

Starring Raúl Esparza, Herb Foster, Anne Hathaway, Jay O. Sanders, Julie White, Hamish Linklater, David Pittu, Audra McDonald, Michael Cumpsty, Charles Borland, Stark Sands & Jon Patrick Walker

Bantamweight McDonald granted UFC release
The UFC granted bantamweight Michael McDonald his release on Thursday. McDonald said he wanted out due to the UFC's "dishonest" business practices.

“The UFC was dishonest in the way they tried to do business with me and it’s resulted in a complete waste of my time,” McDonald said. “I want to feel like my employer isn’t out trying to cut my head off. I’m looking to enter a mutually respectful business contract with another fight organization.”