Yesterday I had the immense pleasure of seeing James’s debut as Scorpius. I didn’t know when I bought the tickets on Monday that there would be a cover on, although I had been wildly speculating based on absolutely zero evidence that Anthony might be off this week. When it turned out to actually be true I was really very excited!
Because I was sitting in returned seats (I was up in the balcony) I can’t give you massive amounts of details about facial expressions and things (which I’m very sad about), but below are all the notes I can muster, and of course, if there’s anything I don’t cover, feel free to ask!
I can never stop typing once I’ve started these notes, so again this will be split into two parts! Part two can be found here.
Sometimes I wonder if people can see how well done Cullen’s story is. Addiction is an ugly, ugly thing, and somewhere in between all of the withdrawal angst and comfort and meta analysis and stuff… I just kind of think of how *important* what he is trying to do is.
The funny thing about addiction is that you have to really want to beat it. You have to make yourself push past the days where it is just too hard, when your own body is actively fighting against you. Not only does Cullen do that, but he does it when surrounded by his own fears (out of control magic, demons, abominations, plus the lyrium that must be all over skyhold for the Inquisition’s Templars) and while leading an entire fucking army.
So it’s not just fodder for the angst canon, it’s not just a difficult thing to do. You are literally at war with your own mind and body, and I sometimes get a little distressed when I hear that the Cullen romance is “boring” or “vanilla” or “cliche.” Aside from the fact that not everything has to be melodrama and kink and ~unusual,~ being involved and caring for a recovering addict (because they are always recovering, the temptation is always there) is never “boring,” and shouldn’t be reduced to a “cliche” just because the character isn’t an overtly special snowflake.
“…It’s great when they do appreciate what you do, and no matter what you do there will be some people out there that do appreciate it. But frankly, those that don’t, it doesn’t matter if it’s your own personal enjoyment. You gotta take what you have, and you gotta, like, appreciate it for what it is and you gotta let it grow inside you for the personal growth that it is and not for everyone else.”
An important message and one that I think a lot of people need to listen to and understand (x)
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sweet fuck am i glad i didn’t have cartoon network when i was a kid
i like adult swim and the creepy shows they make from time to time (AS AN ADULT, if i saw that shit as a kid i might have died prematurely) but i only just found out about “the dawn is your enemy” bump holy shit i swear that is the fucking creepiest thing i have ever seen in my whole life since the “have you dreamt this man?” posters
when i was a kid i had insomnia issues and sometimes stayed up watching tv till dawn. there is a 70% chance that if i had cartoon network back then i would have seen that bump at 6am and again, idk what it would have done to me as a kid lmao i might have legit collapsed