my paper for my lighting design class about my favorite play/musical
I love drama. Make it dramatic.
"My very favorite moment with the lighting design in Newsies was at the very beginning of the Musical. Jack and Crutchie are on the rooftop of the lodging house, just standing on Jack’s “penthouse” admiring the view, looking at the stars, breathing fresh air, high above the stinking streets of New York City. Jack put his arm around his friend, his best friend, his brother, Crutchie, with a wide grin, talking about how much better the new town of Santa Fe is than New York. He told him that if he wanted, he could see it too, Jack’s dream place, Santa Fe. The minute he began to sing, “Close your eyes, come with me, where it’s clean and green and pretty-” the background lighting went from a dull, boring blue grey, to a bright vibrant orange, yellow, and red. It was like the scene was so powerful and wonderful, it shook my soul to my very core when the colors changed like that, because I too, like Crutchie, could see it too, and my eye’s weren’t even closed."
Hii! I love your blog, thank you for all your recs! I was wondering if you had any secret/forbidden relationship fics. kinda like romeo and juliet.. Thank you for your time c:
I’m not sure about the Romeo and Juliet aspect of these fics, but there’s romance and it’s definitely forbidden/frowned upon. Here’s also a few tags that you might wan’t to check out since they have at least a few fics with sort of forbidden romance in them!
Anyway here’s the list of all the forbidden love fics that we could think of. I hope you’ll find something that interests you. - Admin A
Title: Nine Times We Met (And One Christmas We Parted)
Words: 58,400 – Finished
Admin’s assessment: ★ ★ ★ ★
Admin J’s notes: There’s no post like this without this amazing fic. This is one of those fics you hate when reading because it hurts so much to read it. But, since you asked, here it is. You know, Romeo and Juliet isn’t that nice story after all, it’s brutal and sad. So, pick up this one and brace yourself, because this is going to hurt your feels.
Summary: On the last day of school before Christmas vacation, Mr. Castiel Quinn discovers that one of his young students has smuggled male pornography into the classroom. Upon being told that the photos belong to the boy’s uncle, Castiel vows to himself that he will keep the other man’s preferences a secret. It’s 1947; a man experiencing attraction to another man or fantasising about his sexual touch are transgressive faults, which could potentially result in imprisonment - or worse. But then the uncle walks in. The photos are of him: Dean Winchester, a rogue with an empty pocket and a child to feed. Castiel doesn’t know it yet, but his life is never going to be the same again. Years pass between chance meetings, but even though they live their lives apart, Dean and Castiel’s story is proof that absence truly does make the heart grow fonder.
Admin J’s notes: Two actors meeting in a set, omega Dean and alpha Cas… Do I have to say more? Dean being an omega makes pretty much every story to be like Romeo and Juliet since there’s either Dean dealing with his omega issues, omegaphobic John or some other things that make Dean to lose his nerves. This one is a great example for that, so read it.
Summary: Up-and-coming movie actor Castiel Novak knows he’ll never be taken seriously if all he ever plays is betas, and as an alpha he certainly doesn’t think it’s a wise career choice to play an omega. However, when he’s offered the omega role in a gay romance and learns that the much more famous (and his crush) Dean Winchester is playing the alpha, Cas decides maybe it’s time to take a risk. But when they meet on day one, Cas isn’t sure what to make of Dean’s scent.
Admin J’s notes: Maybe this one isn’t that much like Romeo and Juliet, but… Well, they’re not supposed to be together and they sure as hell aren’t going to tell it to anyone :D
Summary: “Guys, please,” Gabriel says. “This video has been requested literally thousands of times, by both of your fans. All of our viewers know how much you two hate each other, and everyone wants to know how that will affect a scene. Personally, I think you could both learn a thing or two from one another. You’re gonna have to put the bad vibes on hold for, like, three days, okay? Just until we finish shooting the scene. And then, if you still wanna rip each other’s throats out, I’ll film that, too.”
Admin A’s notes: I think I have recced this before in one of our HS recs, but I can’t remember for sure (also too lazy to go and check). Anyway, this was pretty okay for me which is saying a lot about HS fics. So if you like drama and High school setting then this is a fic for you! Also forbidden love to the max with Dean lusting over his brother’s boyfriend and Sam having the hots for his boyfriend’s brother. Confused already? :’D
Summary: When Sam brings his new boyfriend, Castiel, home to meet Dean, Dean is expecting the usual: to hate Castiel and to have to give him the “older brother” speech. What he discovers when he meets Cas is a hell of a lot different. Meanwhile, Sam struggles with maintaining a passing grade in chemistry, a relationship with his closest friend, and his confusing feelings regarding Cas’ older brother, Gabriel.
Admin A’s notes: We can’t have a forbidden love type of a rec without at least one student x teacher fic in it. Boy I have so many of these that I could make a rec of their own… which I probably will, later on. Again this is not my favorite genre because of the amount of teenage drama, but who cares! Teacher student relationship is like one of the oldest settings on fanfic history!
Summary: With a past behind him, seventeen year old Castiel has escaped and is starting afresh in a new high school. He meets, Dean Winchester, his older and more mature teacher who knows right from wrong but sometimes temptation is just too much to overlook.
Admin A’s notes: I need to start reading fics that I actually enjoy… I feel like most of the fics I rec lately are barely passable (on my personal standards). But yeah, this is abo fic with omega Cas getting involved with an older alpha Dean.
Summary: Cas should have said no and let it end there. There wasn’t really any space in his life for rich, older alphas who may or may not have been dating someone else. But he found he couldn’t turn him down; he didn’t want to.
Dean couldn’t shake the feeling that he was about to jump headfirst into something that he wouldn’t be able to control. And for an alpha whose entire life was built on control, it was both exhilarating and terrifying.
Admin A’s notes: This fic is amazing and I think it’s by far the closest to something you are looking for with Dean and Cas coming from different backgrounds faith-wise and having to hide their relationship. Simply amazing!
Summary: Dean comes home with Castiel for the holiday. Only the holiday is Hanukkah, and Dean’s not Jewish. Which presents a problem.
Admin A’s notes: I have to admit that I never got past chapter 20 something… But if you love forbidden relationships with teenage Cas and adult Dean then this is made for you.
Summary: Teen Cas has a crush on his best friend’s father and won’t rest until he has him for his very own. But he hadn’t anticipated the consequences that both of them have to face to keep their highly complex situation a secret and how it changes both of them as they dive headlong into a taboo relationship.
Admin A’s notes: Kind of forbidden relationship since Dean and Cas live in a small religious town full of homophobic assholes. Too bad that this was abandoned ages ago, but there’s still enough to make it worth reading!
Summary: When Castiel Novak returns to his hometown to teach at Garrison High School in the wake of his mother’s death, he discovers that there is one thing nearly the entire religious population seems to agree upon: everyone hates the Winchesters. They hate Sam’s temper and John’s alcoholism and Dean’s interminable silence. Castiel is just getting a handle on the whole free will thing, but he’s beginning to suspect that he might feel a little bit differently, and the more he learns about the Winchesters, the more he understands that the entire town couldn’t hate Dean’s silence half as much as Dean himself hates his own words.