ok, i have to tell this story. so a year or two ago, i decided to tell the story of the Phantom of the Opera to a couple of my younger siblings. (they were maybe, 7 and 9?) we made it a bedtime tradition. they would all get into bed in their shared bedroom and i’d sit on a chair in the corner and pick up where we’d left off the night before. the book itself was a little past their comprehension, so instead of reading it i’d relate it, act it out sometimes, do voices, answer their questions,, made it easy to understand. it was a great time. ghost bedtime stories.

anyway, there came the night when we finally finished the story. christine and raoul had moved away from paris, and the author knew no more of them.  we sat in silence a little while, then my 9yo brother, lying in bed, said slowly, “…reyna… i’m imagining when i’m older.. and i’ve got a job mowing lawns. and i’ll go out and knock on people’s doors and ask them if i can mow their lawn? …and one day i’ll knock on the door of a house, and a lady will open the door.. and i’ll say, ‘wait, are you christine daae?’ and she’ll say, ‘why yes i am, we moved here.’ and then a man that’s shorter than her will come up from behind her and say, ‘and i’m raoul daae’”

…and i was just.. trying not to laugh but these are the things he never questioned once: a) that raoul is shorter than christine, and b) when they get married he takes her last name. yes, little brother. what a perceptive imagination, it does not lie to you. good night. that was the sweetest thing you ever said.

anonymous asked:

May I see Christine and Raoul in "Without a Heart?"

Sure! Got a request for TC in this palette so COMBO:

That awkward moment when boys give you their hearts without you knowing and they are like “ha ha my life depends on u now ha…no pressure ha ha…”

Phantom of the Opera explained, song by song
  • Prologue:Once upon a time...
  • Overture:If this song played at your funeral, you'd rise from the dead
  • Think of Me:Musical theatre version of the Eye of the Tiger montage
  • Angel of Music:Yeah it's totally my dead dad
  • Little Lotte:Friendzoned
  • The Mirror:Friendzoned part 2
  • Title Song:This isn't my dead dad
  • Music of the Night:This organ isn't the only thing I can use my fingers on
  • Stranger Than You Dreamt It:U G L Y u ain't got no alibi u ugly
  • Magical Lasso:Bitch shut up
  • Notes:This is just about the only comic relief you get in this damn show
  • Prima Donna:What's the worst that can happen ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Poor Fool:🐸
  • Why Have You Brought Me Here:There's like one redeeming trait in Erik and I'm holding onto it sorry Raoul the music is too bomb (still hella scared though)
  • All I Ask of You:The first happy moment of the show
  • All I Ask of You Reprise:Betrayal, anger, falling chandeliers, and this isn't even the worst that can happen yet
  • Masquerade:The second and final happy moment of the show
  • Why So Silent:Happy time is over
  • Notes:The fuck?
  • Twisted Every Way:Terrible idea. Let's do it.
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again:Time to be a strong independent woman
  • Wandering Child:Not falling for the dead dad thing this time, wait maybe...
  • Bravo Monsieur:Imma fite everyone, let my damn opera start
  • The Point of No Return:If sex was a song
  • Final Lair:Great googly moogly it's all gone to shit

So, I saw Phantom for my birthday a few weeks ago at the Baltimore HIppodrome. I loved the entire show, but I think my favorite part was definitely Wandering Child, specifically the bit where the Phantom tries his “come to me angel of music” shtick on Christine only to be interrupted by Raoul. 

Now, I’ve seen a few versions of Phantom, and they mostly seem to feature Raoul breaking the Phantom’s hold on Christine by calling out to her in an anguished tone, or grabbing her hand, or something else that emphasizes their love. Not this Raoul, though. This Raoul decided to go for the root of the problem and sucker punch the Phantom of the fucking Opera right in the face. 

A Summary of Phantom Songs
  • Think Of Me:so i'm very good at singing
  • Angel Of Music:christine you did good but you cray cray
  • Little Lotte:tbt
  • The Mirror:you don't know me but i'ma take you to somewhere
  • The Title Song:holy shit there is a phantom
  • Music Of The Night:yah christine you like dis
  • Notes:these freaking notes are freaking annoying
  • Prima Donna:carlotta is gonna be hella fabulous
  • AIAOY:christine i love you marry me
  • Masquerade:obligatory group number
  • Why So Silent:surprise bitches
  • Notes 2:this lil bitch is annoying
  • Twisted Every Way:fuck this shit
  • WYWSHA:daddy i miss you
  • Wandering Child:guess who's back
  • PONR:it's getting hot in here
  • The Final Lair:*ugly sobbing*

“Come to me, Angel of Music.”


This took a week to make because of classes and other stuff but I just love the idea of a Phantom of the Opera/Ghost crossover so much omfg.


Hip happy Valentines Day! Here, have a lil’ comic with a side of Le Feels and Fluff. <3 

I do actually have….a sequel to this but it’ll have to wait! 

Characters from @fantome-stein <3

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Gee, its almost like she’s doing that on porpoise…

This mer-Christine + Sailor Raoul was suggested by the loverly Harriet B. for this month’s sketch raffle on Patreon

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