new & next

One of my favourite things about Falsettos getting a revival is how different it is from the original production. I mean, fundamentally the plot is the same, but there are little differences that I think improve upon the show as a whole. 

Example: Marvin and Whizzer’s relationship in 1992 was very subdued. They talked about their passionate love affair, and you had no doubt they were together but it just didn’t seem like they had the spark they claimed to have. There were a few moments (the racquetball games, What More Can I Say?, the baseball game) where I could believe it but for the most part I didn’t pick up on it. But in the revival (which I haven’t even seen, by the way, just GIFs and a few clips) Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells are all over each other. They’re just…touching all the time, in the over-stated, passionate way I’d expect from any love affair that Whizzer Brown has. And the true can be said for Charlotte and Cordelia, to a lesser extent. I had no trouble seeing that Charlotte and Cordelia were in love, but it’s more present, more visible in the revival. And other little things too (like Stephanie J. Block saying the word dicks)

My point is that there are differences between the revival and the original production that I think boil down to when they were made. We’re more relaxed with what we allow in our media these days. We no longer balk at the image of two men nearly making out on stage, we don’t titter at the same words we used to (i.e. the word dicks) and we don’t have the same opinions we used to have about…everything. So it gives us a little more freedom, a little more room to push the envelope a little and I think that’s lovely. 

MADDOX-RIDER; 2016 ART SUMMARY

You can say I spend majority of my year with Dan & Phil. I am so glad that the phandom welcomed me with open arms. I made a lot of new friends, did fun projects and achieved many goals that I’ve set for myself; like having an entire art summary filled with colours+digital and completing inktober. To me, it was been a very successful year. I may or may not still be in the phandom but where ever my art takes me, I hope to create new memories in 2017 like this year.

Jan: Kiss Me
Feb: Phamily
Mar: Dentist Kink
Apr: Shibes!
May: Love Me Like You Do
June: If I lose myself 
July: Majestic Pastel
Aug: Team Mystic
Sept: Only one
Oct: TATINOF
Nov: Phanime
Dec: Secret Santa

scorbus experimenting.

- 6th year Albus and Scorpius exploring their sexuality with each other.

- Clumsily touching lips, noses bumping, hushed apologies from behind Albus’s bed curtains despite a silencing spell already being cast because deep down they were so worried that what they were doing was wrong.

- Continuing this for several weeks as they grow more and more comfortable with each other.

- Stealing quick kisses in abandoned corridors, exchanging looks in the library, loving the rush they get when they hear footsteps walk past their empty dorm.

- Rose finally accepting Scorpius’ date invitation after years of asking.

- Scorpius saying yes without a thought, and telling Albus without a care in the world.

- Albus’s heart dropping in his chest as Scorpius tells him the “wonderful news.”

”You were wrong Albus. You really were just a game to him. Don’t be heartbroken; you should have seen it coming.”

- Going on only two (uneventful) dates with Rose before him beginning to miss Albus’s lips against his own, wanting to feel his arms wrapped around his waist again.

- “He doesn’t miss you, Scorpius. You’re meant to be with Rose, a girl. You were just fooling around. That’s what teenagers do, right?”

- Albus and Scorpius relaxing by the fireplace together one winter night and getting a bit too playful.

- Scorpius pinning Albus to the soft carpet and hovering above him for a moment before instinctively leaning in. 

- Albus completely freezing up at first, not being able to help but notice how beautifully the glow of the fire captured all of Scorpius’s features.

- His heart beating faster as their lips finally touch, sending a large chill down his spine. 

- Their kiss becoming more and more heated, Scorpius’s mouth beginning to kiss along Albus’s jawline.

- A soft “I love you” slipping past his lips as they parted from his skin briefly.

- Albus shoving him off half-heartedly and trying to look past the hurt in his eyes.

- “You don’t mean that. You’re straight and in love with my cousin.”

- Scorpius still lightly panting, lips pink and hair messy, raising his eyebrow and shaking his head in disagreement. 

- Him finally admitting, “I was scared to love you, but I know now. I can’t stand being without you.”

- Albus’s cheeks glowing Weasley-red, the tint being illuminated even more by the warm glow of the first place.

- Him pressing a shy kiss onto the boy’s cheek before whispering:

“I love you too.”

I’m assuming everyone here has seen those posts about Draco and Harry in the middle of kissing or being intimate or what have you, and one of them pulls back to say “you’re so gay”…. The intention in these posts is always for the ironic humour, because “we’re all here for the Drarry and of course they’re fucking gay! What world do you live on?”

I feel like I’ve just been hit by a bus, but what if that was the point? 

Thanks to The Daily Prophet, there are rumours about Harry’s sexuality everywhere, and Draco’s Next Big Thing is to determine if The Boy Wonder is interested in outies instead of/as well as innies so he can humiliate Harry.

He makes a point of flouncing by Harry in the hallways, of being extra provocative when occasion calls for it (read: always), and saying inappropriately sexual things. Harry, of course, is bothered by it, but mostly really confused, and the only real effect Draco’s prancing around has is everyone at school talking about how gay he probably is, which is… well. Not wrong, per se, but not the goal of this little exercise at all.

I imagine Draco would probably get really frustrated after weeks of no progress with his plans. Then one night, he happens across Harry on his way back to the Gryffindor tower after detention, and he’s just simmering in his frustration, boiling over in how Harry has foiled his plans every single time, and it’s just not fair because… because… well, it’s just not fair!

The next thing Draco knows, he’s pinning Harry to the wall and aggressively kissing the living daylights out of him. To his immense surprise–and unexpected delight!–Potter’s just as vehement about sticking his tongue down Draco’s throat as he is down Harry’s.

It’s so unexpected, he forgets why he’s doing this in the first place: gets carried away trying to memorize the exact feeling of the roof of Harry’s mouth, of being kissed senseless. It takes him a minute to get his higher functions back, but when he does, he wrenches himself away. They’re both flushed and panting; Harry’s eyes are so bright he looks almost fevered, and as he watches, Harry licks his lips. Draco wants to groan because that’s obscene. Obscene and entirely intentional, and all he wants to do is swoop back in, kiss that cunning out of Harry’s head until all he can do is pant and beg–

But he has a point: Draco’s here for a reason, he’s something to say, and by Merlin is he going to have the last word if it kills him, so he leans in, gets extra close to Harry’s ear, revels in the way the boy shivers, and breathes:

“You’re so gay.”

And then he walks away, as hard as it is, as much as he doesn’t want to, he leaves Potter dishevelled and kiss-bruised against the wall.

“Bisexual, actually,” he hears Potter say when he’s a few steps away. He probably wasn’t meant to hear it, but he snorts anyway, doesn’t turn.

“Tell yourself whatever you like, you’re so gay for me, Potter.”

Potter doesn’t refute that.

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Me: *aggressively goes through entire YOI tag and likes everything*

Me at Me: You have a problem.

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cause i’m weak and cause they deserve a break
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