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More Deaf West Newsies

@crunchie-morris your wish is my command and also I just? Can’t get enough of this idea.

  •  I already have a post on this somewhere
  • But I’m gonna yell about it again
  • basically Newsies is perfect for Deaf West? All of it is perfect
  • Jack
    • has a voice
    • sometimes his trouble keeping in sync with his voice
    • Like when he’s joking around? his voice goes faster than he can translate
    • but also sometimes his voice just cuts off entirely
    • In Santa Fe Prologue, the “hey, hey. Don’t you know that we’se a family? would I let you down? no way. Just hold on kid, til that train make Santa Fe” is signed and not sung before Jack hugs Crutchie tightly 
    • In Santa Fe, his voice cracks on “Good ol’ Captain Jack” and cuts out, so the rest of the song in signed completely
    • When he’s giving his speech in Seize the Day, his voice is coming in and out but his signs stay steady
    • Whenever his voice is talking too fast, somebody is standing off to the side translating for the deaf newsies
    • he does do his best to keep in sync with his voice, but sometimes his voice is just going faster than he is
  • Crutchie
    • doesn’t have a voice
    • Jack always pays super close attention to everything Crutchie signs
    • Race will translate for Crutchie when needed, but mostly he just knows that the people who matter can understand him
    • he sells his papers either with a partner, usually Jack or Race, or by looking as small and pitiful as he can
    • instead of yelling when he’s getting taken away, he’s just slamming his hands into the ground, and he’s terrified because he knows nobody can hear him
    • Letter From the Refuge? Letter From the Refuge.
  • Davey
    • does not have a voice, only a deaf actor
    • Les’s voice translates for Davey at first, but eventually Davey learns to speak for himself with his signs
    • Seize the Day is incredible like this just imagine it. Davey is signing all of his parts, but Jack’s voice would still come in on the harmonies
    • and on the “Now is the time to seize the day” call and response bit Davey is signing proudly and then the rest of the newsies come in behind him
    • it’s glorious
    • also as Davey starts to come out of his shell, he goes from signing down low and more slowly to going as fast as his mind is working
  • Katherine
    • is only played by a hearing actress but signs along with all her lines
    • when she’s writing her article, she speaking it out loud as the words go up above her just like it already happens
    • when she’s singing Watch What Happens she’s singing right along with herself
    • at the “A girl? It’s a girl? How the hell? Is that even legal?” she’s pulling faces and signing as aggressively and “manly” as she can
  • Pulitzer
    • Is only a voice, he doesn’t have a deaf actor
    • Hannah is usually translating frantically but Pulitzer is swatting her hands down constantly
    • he proves he does know how to sign when Roosevelt shows up and he grudgingly starts signing
  • Race
    • similar to Jack, both voice and deaf actor
    • Race is much better at staying in sync even though he doesn’t look like it
    • when he calls Mr. Wiesel “Weasel” his deaf actor deliberately spells out the word, throwing every letter in Mr. Wiesel’s face
    • his voice is bouncing all over the place all the time while his voice is usually more controlled
    • the exception is King of New York, when both the voice and deaf actor are super hyper and super into the dance
  • The newsies
    • a mix of hearing and deaf actors, all of whom can sign
    • whenever somebody is speaking, hearing newsies are standing so that their deaf friends can see what they’re signing so they know what’s going on
    • even if the person is translating, like Roosevelt at the end, boys are translating in case somebody can’t see
  • In general
    • the dancing? you wouldn’t have to change almost any of like, Seize the Day, Carrying the Banner, King of New York, because most of the crazy dancing happens either in a dance break or when people are off to the sides, and the things that would change would be incredible? 
    • little details? the boys are always saying little things off to the side, imagine how much more fun that would be with signing added in
    • Medda would be so flamboyant with her signing and it would be Davey’s first time seeing somebody genuinely proud of being deaf? that would be his first moment of “maybe I’m not like them but also maybe that doesn’t have to be so bad”
    • Les? He starts out sticking with Davey and always keeping his voice and signing lined up, but as he starts to idolize Jack more he starts to be more like Jack in that sometimes his voice gets away from him

In conclusion: Please give me Deaf West Newsies? Please.

ive read a lot of tododeku fics and theres a lot of variety but my personal fav is when neither of them have enough social points to know what to do on a date

so theyre just like:

for maybe a good half hour or so…just standing there and internally panicking…

Imagine telepathic aliens.  Imagine aliens who have no concept of language, who maybe didn’t figure out writing or math until they were figuring out electronics, who still struggle with the entire idea of symbolic thinking, and then they find us.  And they’re going “I can see the technology and cities, and it all looks made for and by these bipeds, but where is the sapience and WHAT IS ALL THIS EFFING HOOTY MOUTH NOISE?!” until someone wonders if the hooty mouth noise has meaning in it.

Imagine aliens going “OMG they’re communicating by noise” and “OMG they’re using code naturally” and “OMG they’re using open-ended productive recursive code how is that POSSIBLE” and “OMG writing” and “OMG they have THOUSANDS of codes”, and it’s all paroxysms of academic delight and then someone discovers metaphor, and someone discovers encryption, and someone discovers slang and l33t and txting and emoji, and this entire telepathic species has its minds completely blown and the one who went “what if the hooty noise has meaning” wins the alien Nobel.

honestly i dont really have an excuse for this i just?? need it.,, 

- keith sometimes kisses the nape of lances neck which gives him a sense of security and comfort and…. its nice, 

- post-mission means cuddling with blankets..! dont tell me that lance isnt an expert at making blanket forts out of almost nothing?? look me in the eye and convince me if u can

- lances room is a constant blanket fort after the first time they made one and they decorate it a little with things they find from different planets - usually what reminds them of home

- the fort also evolves over time and lance did u convince coran to find another blanket again,

- they like holding hands whenever they can, whether its just their pinky’s touching or lacing their fingers together they do it a lot,, they also do it during dinner and try to be discreet but honestly evERYONE KNOws and its ok…. its ok :’’’)


- sometimes when keith feels bad/agitated or down about the galra thing and stuff lance will comfort him with small pecks on the cheek or simply just hold his hand and squeeze it ever so slightly,, its enough to make keith feel calm and more able to try and talk about his frustrations and feelings

- when lance is homesick or insecure keith is there doing the exact same thing for him and lance really appreciates it and after a while of silence keith will simply list good traits and things about lance that he likes and when he gets a smile out of him he’ll ask lance to tell him about his life at earth (his mother, what was he like in school before garrison?, did he often tease his siblings when he was younger?, favorite movie, describing his childhood bedroom, etc)

- lance starts talking vividly and keith likes to listen, loves to see lance’s smile and they’ll keep holding hands until they have to do something else/get up from their current positions

- keith doesnt have a lot of items since he didn’t really bring anything with him to space but sometimes when he gets up before lance to train or whatever, he leaves his jacket near lance/in the room as a way to say “ill be back” (its a gesture that makes lance happy because it confirms to him that keith wants to be with him and wants to come back)

- keith doesnt really care a lot for skin care and so, but he likes to watch and listen as lance goes thru his routine and sometimes he even lets lance do it on him because theres stars in the boy’s eyes everytime he gets a ‘yes’ and oh my god its too cute to resist

- generally just. keith and lance being happy 2kforever and when theyre sad they comfort each other and its, good.

A day in the life of Sam’s inbox:

1:30 PM : I’m coming to get u from school early I miss u

1:32 PM : This is dean by the way

1:34 PM : Be ready when I get there because I was thinking I could maybe take u out to get ice cream or something

1:42 PM : Just saw a book at the library while I was reading lore and it was a record book about giant kids, thought maybe u should be in there

1:57 PM : Can u txt me back, kid??? Need to know when I need to pick ur ass up

2:01 PM : Remember last night when we made out before bed? tht was nice

2:15 PM : K, i’m sitting outside the front doors waiting

2:16 PM : Now i see u walking out of the doors reading ur phone and now ur rolling ur eyes at me

2:17 PM : Can u slam the car door any harder???? My friggin’ ears r ringing

2:17 PM : Ok ok i will stop txting you now since ur sitting next to me

11:21 PM: Thx for today, Sammy I had a really nice time laying on the couch with u

11:22 PM: O yea, by the way, i luv u

part two

You know what my favorite part about theatre is?

An actor in a movie or TV show gets given a script and takes that character given to them and performs that character. And some of them do it incredibly well, and some of them do the bare minimum, but all of them do.

And theatre actors don’t get that liberty, not if they want to be remembered. Theatre actors are taking a character that’s probably been seen a million times, who only has a set number of lines or songs, who fans probably feel like they know, and each new actor makes that character a little different, adds a little bit of them. Because if they don’t, the only thing that will change is the face, and that’s not the beauty of theatre. Theatre changes every time somebody new gets on stage, every time anything is changed.

Theatre actors take two passing words in a two act musical and add an entirely new layer. And that’s why people can look or listen to a single piece of a show and know who it is.

The difference between actresses’ “fiyeroooOOOOO” can let you know exactly who is playing Elphaba.

The different way Jack leans on the scaffold, the different sound Katherine makes in Watch What Happens, the simple difference in tone used in the delivery of a line.

Theatre actors take a given script and make it their own, and everybody’s character is different, no matter how many other people have played it.

The difference between Laura’s Zoe and an understudy’s Zoe, for example. Same songs, same lines, same costumes and lighting and mic and story, but the character feels entirely different because Laura’s Zoe is entirely different from any other version of Zoe. 

I don’t know, I just think that’s pretty cool.

Jack “I have paint in my hair and exhaustion in my eyes” Kelly

Jack “all I need is my dreams and twenty cups of coffee” Kelly

Jack “I’m tired and anxious and bisexual and you’re fucking cute” Kelly

Jack “I may be a mess but it’s been a month since I drunk my paint water” Kelly

Jack “I got a 69 and yeah that’s a D but who’s the real winner here?” Kelly

Jack “I’ve got 99 problems and all of them have to do with my emotions” Kelly

Jack “if you love me I would die for you in .2 second” Kelly

Jack “mess with my friends and I’ll punch you and it might hurt me more than you but I’ll still punch you” Kelly

Jack “blue is a horrible color bUT I LOVE IT” Kelly

Jack “sunrise is the best time of day but make me do stuff before eight and somebody might die” Kelly

i was talking to this girl who was like “ur the light of my life i have such a huge crush on u..” and i was like :) omg!! i lov u so much ur amazing!! and cute! and then one day she just stopped txting me and she lives a state away so i cant just like to her in person and she broke our streak on sc and unfollowed me on ig and i didnt even do anything to her that i know of like? pisces girls are wild

Chapter 5 - Remember

Chapter One & Two  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5  Chapter 6  Chapter 7  Chapter 8  Chapter 9  Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21

*Note: Most of this chapter is in a messenger format. The story is starting to progress to where I want it to but I’ve just had zero time to write over the past 2 weeks so I’m sorry for that. I hope you enjoy it, please leave me feedback. I’d love to hear from you.

Present Time

You’d been back in your apartment for 3 hours and you were still so embarrassed that you had drunkenly gone to the guys’ apartment instead of your own last night. Yixing had been nice about it but you just wanted to curl up and die. You were trying to work out the best way to apologise for invading their home. Should you apologise face to face? Cook them dinner? Send a gift and a note? You flopped onto your bed and covered your face with a pillow and screamed in frustration.  They were not supposed to see this side of you. You were supposed to be the nice and friendly neighbour not the gets drunk and can’t recognise who’s apartment she’s passing out it neighbour. Even after 3 months you weren’t sure how all the guys felt about you. You knew Yixing, Jongin and Minseok were friendly with you. Jongdae, Chanyeol and Baekhyun liked messing with you but didn’t pay you much attention. Junmyeon, Kyungsoo and Sehun were more reserved with you, you really didn’t know if they liked you or just tolerated you. Surely they were swaying more towards disliking you now.

Bzzt Bzzt

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