Everyone in a 5 mile radius of me:
We get it, newsies is released in 10 days, you're so excited that newsies is being released, you're going to cry on may 23rd,yOU LOVE NEWSIES AND ITS BEING RELEASED IN 10 DAYS
How the mlm newsies respond to the 'so who's the woman in your relationship?' question
Davey gets really confused because obviously neither of them and tries to explain to whoever’s asking that they’re both male, but he does it in a super innocent way like he doesn’t understand that the person is being a little homophobic.
Jack will put his arm around Davey’s waist (if it isn’t already there) and say ‘you heard him, answer’s neither of us’, but he’s a lot more threatening than Davey so the person asking usually leaves.
After a couple of years practise Davey has a great speech about heteronormativity that he gives anyone who asks the question, and then Jack just stands there and looks half smug and half so completely in love.
The question always puts Blink on the defence since 'are you a woman now, is that what’s happening?’ was frequently something his father had yelled at him before he ran away. So he just presses his lips together and stays silent, trying to force all those memories back down.
Mush just rolls his eyes and turns on his heel to walk away, taking Blink with him. It’s partly to take Blink away from the situation and partly because he really hates people like that so why would he bother staying in their company.
Race and Spot both always say 'he is’, before launching into 20 seconds of fast debate on the matter that usually completely confuses the original person. After they’ve suitably amused themselves one of them will tell the person to 'kindly go fuck yourself’.
David: 1st chair clarinet. This kid smells like reeds. Instead of chapstick, he carries cork grease in his pockets. He’s so good, he squeaks in tune and is still extremely nervous when playing a solo. He always has perfect posture and don’t even think he doesn’t march perfect eight to five when the marching band season starts.
Jack: The chameleon. He’s that one arrogant trumpet player who sounds good and everyone thinks he practices all the time (which he doesn’t, but he doesn’t tell them that). He’s the one where the band teacher is like “Listen to Jack, you can tell he’s subdividing” and He’s over there like “F*ck no I’m not.” He’s first chair and loves playing the ‘Rocky’ anthem.
Kid Blink: That one saxophone player. You know, the one who takes it upon himself to blast careless whisper in the locker room and learn every sax riff in any pop song today. He’s the one that, in sixth grade, would walk around with his sax around his neck like “Look ma, no hands!”. He constantly makes saxophone puns and is known simply as ‘Sax Dad".
Kath and Sarah: The dynamic flute duo. They are the only two flutes and are basically co-first chair. They always know how to play their parts really well and show off when warming up before class. They are the ones who go up to David when he complains about his high notes like “Hah, try this b*tch.” They get really annoyed when people tell them to play louder and they love when they know they are about to have to play piccallo for a song and no one else is expecting it.
Crutchie: Crutchie is the last one you would expect to play the tuba and that’s why he does. He plays a powerful tuba and is great at carrying the band with his bass notes. He’s also that one kid who likes to shoot stuff out the top of his instrument. He likes to play the ‘oompa’ beats from the veggie tales theme which the other low brass instruments usually join in on. He sometimes likes to get inside the tuba and pretend to be a turtle because he can so why the heck not!?
Mush: He is the one bass clarinet in the entire class. He’s the one who gets excited when he finally has a main part in a song and is always trying to get the director to practice his part in class. He used to be on normal clarinet and always asks to hold David’s and talks about how small and light it is. He’s always saying David is the baby version of him and that’s his son and such. He’s the one who comes in loud and thinks he “Did it wrong” when the band director actually loved it. People always wonder how he plays so loud.
Racetrack: He’s the cool bass player. He’s the one playing “The Rising Sun” in the back of the band room with his shades on indoors while everyone else is setting up. He likes to dance while playing and wears backwards hats or berets while he plays. He goes ham on any bass solo he can get. He calls the bass “his baby” and doesn’t let anyone touch it. He’s the one that leans against the wall with it looking “cool”. Everyone else thinks he just looks dumb.
Spot Conlon: King of Percussion. He plays all the percussion instruments perfectly, but the bass drum is his favorite. He always makes everyone jump when he wails on it like someone just killed his dog. He likes to play amazing drum solos and then walk away like it didn’t happen leaving everyone gaping. Every now and then he’ll treat the band class by starting the cadence from marching band in class or playing “Under the Sea” on the marimba. He twirls his drum sticks and mallets and wouldn’t hesitate to beat someone with the bass drum mallet. It looks fluffy, but he can make it work. He threatens to shove them up people’s butts.
Skittery: He plays the piano. He’s been playing since 2nd grade and is classically trained, but still thinks he sucks. He slams his hands on the piano when he messes up or gets mad so he’ll be playing a pretty tune and then suddenly “WHAM!”. He’s the person to just sit down and do a bunch of runs that sound really complicated but it’s actually nothing. He gets mad when people ask him to play “The Piano Man” or “Chopsticks”. He once left class because his foot slipped off the pedal and messed him up.
The world is crap so have some happy Pride head canons to make you smile in spite of it all:
Davey begrudgingly lets Sarah put lipstick on him for the day and, since she knows the opportunity will never happen again, she goes all out and chooses a deep red. Jack almost faints when he sees and if he challenges himself to kiss it all off later that night, no one needs to know.
Esther tries to tell Les he’s too young to go because the crowds are too big and he’ll get lost and he, parroting words he’s heard Davey use before, tells her she’s being homophobic and crosses his arms and pouts. Eventually she sighs and makes Davey and Jack promise to look after him but allows him to go. He spends a lot of the day on Jack’s shoulders, with a Pride flag wrapped around him like a cape.
Mush isn’t out so he can’t go but between Blink face timing him and the snapchats everyone sends him, he feels like a little part of him is there even so.
Katherine meets Sarah at a Pride event. She’s there to do research because she’s writing about it for a column but then she sees this gorgeous girl who looks like a literal angel all dressed in white with a garland of rainbow flowers on her head and rainbow glitter on her cheeks, and all article research goes out the window. She leaves with Sarah’s number and a kiss that trails glitter all over her face as well. The next Pride, they go together.
Jack does face painting on everyone. Flags, peace symbols, rainbow after rainbow. If you sit still for more than thirty seconds, he’ll come at you with a paintbrush.
Romeo doesn’t like crowds so he and Specs stay on the fringes of things and rely on a lot of the same snapchats as Mush to understand what’s going on right in the centre. But even at the edges of the crowd there’s this atmosphere of love and acceptance that Romeo just can’t stay away from even if all the people make him nervous. Specs is holding his hand too, and that always helps.
<b>Kid Blink:</b> *on a date with Mush* So, what's your favorite season?<p/><b>Mush:</b> What show?<p/><b>Kid Blink:</b> <p/><b>Mush:</b> <p/><b>Kid Blink:</b> <p/><b>Mush:</b> *chokes on his water* Oh, you mean like the weather!<p/></p>
I love how we get stories all the time of how hot it was filming Newsies and they were all dancing in 102 degrees in their heavy costumes, and then Aaron Lohr’s just running around for half the movies in shorts and an undershirt not even giving a crap.
Allow me to suggest: childhood sweethearts Blush headcanon
Blink and Mush who grow up in neighbouring houses
They hold hands and toddle around sharing juice boxes. It’s adorable.
At school when everyone is getting ‘married’ they decide they don’t like any of the girls so they marry each other
At first all the adults think it’s cute but when they both start to get older (like 9 or 10) and they still hold hands, it’s suddenly 'inappropriate’ and their dads sit them down and tell them they have to stop
It lasts a couple of years, but then there’s a dance at school and Blink doesn’t want to ask a girl. He wants to ask Mush. They’re still friends, even if their parents put a stop to their cute lil fledgling romance, so Mush starts asking him who he’s interested in and he can only come up with vague replies for so long
Eventually he can’t keep lying so, one week before the dance, he buys a bunch of red roses from the corner shop with his pocket money and goes over to knock on Mush’s door. Mush’s mum answers and she gives Blink a knowing smile before calling Mush and retreating back to the kitchen, where she listens intently at the door as Blink stammers through a confession of his feelings and hands over the flowers
Mush gives him his first kiss in lieu of a verbal answer