things you should all know about the lightning thief musical and why it was amazing:
they stayed true to the books ( some people may ask me why I say this, well… the movies are nothing like the books )
lots and lots of Luke. like, seriously. Luke was very much present in the musical and it was such a nice change of pace cause these days so many people forget Luke and his story and why he’s so important to the pjo storyline
the characterizations were pretty accurate !!! ( I’m gonna do a writeup on this later ) and not only did we get Annabeth / Percy / Grover but we saw Katie, Silena, and Clarisse as well
for those who couldn’t see it, the musical had little dialogue / plot drive outside song !!! so look forward to that CD coming out since the songs themselves are absolutely amazing and pretty spot on
they reference the other books. at one point theres a joke about “you don’t see a son of Hades or a daughter of Zeus running around now do you?” and the dam jokes are, indeed, present — among others! ( plenty of humor for adults to which good shit )
there’s this really great song that takes place around the campfire which basically summarizes to “fuck the gods” cause everyone complains about their parent, including our favorite horse man
while the storyline moved very fast, it was also very fluid
theres a song about Thalia and the way they had it acted out honestly made me tear up and Percy’s reply to it was “wait I’m not the only one” which broke my heart because Grover just went “she died”
when Percy first sees Annabeth after he fully wakes up he yells “THATS MY DREAM GIRL !!!” at her then realizes what he said and proceeds to half trip over himself
have I mentioned Luke ??? well, in the end he basically hijacks the tune to Good Kid( which does have a reprise in Hades ) to tell Percy he’s basically useless then literally stabs him in the back I’m not crying you’re crying
Percy: why does he hate me what did I do? // Mr. D: you were born
[ Luke voice ] protip, if you’re a son of Poseidon and you want to be alone, don’t sit by the lake.
Percy straight up called Grover a furry
the song with Charon actually killed me I want it on repeat for the rest of my life
[ Hades voice ] one does not simply walk out of Hades actual quote
YOU GET !!! BACKSTORIES !!! AAAAH !!!
if that wasn’t Bianca I’ll eat a shoe
Annabeths song ??? literal wonder I am so happy it happened and it really gave something to grab onto for her which I didn’t expect and totally approve of. it also strongly spoke of how she wants to build something permanent without straight up coming out and saying it so tbh really well done
listen…. running friends & non-running friends - there are a lot of people out there who are underfueled. and there are a lot of people out there whose needs are very different from yours. please don’t base your eating off of what others are doing…they are not you. it’s okay to eat things that others cut out. it’s okay to eat more than what you “think” should be enough. enough is when you are happy, physically and mentally. listen to you.
Should it be worrying that Kathleen Kennedy seems to keep hiring directors she can't work with?
She worked fine with JJ, Rian, and even Gareth. I feel like the approach of giving directors lots of creative freedom to start out with, and increasingly tight oversight as production goes on tends to cause clashes with the more auteur-minded, self-important directors. The ones who take a more collaborative approach don’t seem to fall to her iron grip.
I don’t regret Kathleen & Co’s strict quality control for a moment, though. People talk about Lucasfilm choking creativity, but all the late-stage demands I’ve heard of have been good things. And as a film canon purist, I’m really glad they’re firm that while the movies should have their own flair and vision, Star Wars movies still have to be Star Wars movies.
I decided to snap some lifestyle shots a bit like your style for a kinda-not-really mini gift (it’s just birthday wishes accompanied with nice pics lol)! I also saw my first ever rainbow in Bridgeport today which seems quite fitting for your birthday 😊 I hope you like these pictures because boy, am I glad I got off my exhausted behind to go on Sims yesterday. They turned out slightly better than I expected ☺️ I hope you have the awesome day you deserve, Mel! Love you 😘
I’ve been looking for this flavor forEVER and this morning on my run I stopped at harris teeter to refill my water and of course walked down the ice cream aisle on my way to the water fountain and I SAW THIS ! so obviously once I was not a hot mess I had to go buy it and now I’m snacking on it and damn.
Do you watch any korean drama? If you do; could you recommend some? -cactus anon 🌵
aaaaa i don’t really watch kdramas much anymore, but splash splash love is super cute and only two episodes~! 49 days is also one of my favorites (very touching but sad), and you who came from the stars is my top favorite (really funny!) take care cactus anon!!