seriously one of the greatest songs

Washington On Your Side
Workshop Cast
Washington On Your Side

Alright, so I just recently listened to this and holy shit, I cannot believe that this was not posted anywhere else??? God this is a work of art and here’s why:

  • “This bitch is askin’ for someone to bring him to task, Somebody gimme some dirt on this asshole so we can at last unmask him”  Damn TJeffs!!!! I just love how angry this dude gets!!!!
  • “He likes taxes so much, can we enact an asshole tax?” Okay, straight up, JMads whole verse is incredible. He starts of talking about how A.Ham and him started off as colleagues and worked together for the same issues, however, after working with him for a while, he realizes that A.Ham is wildly dangerous and seems to get his way most of the time, hence the title of the song. This is why I low-key always thought that JMads hates A.Ham slightly more than TJeffs.
  • “Let’s lower his stack in the eyes of the nation. With misinformation, first we diminish him, then we finish him!”  Honestly, one of the great parts of the song. The rumors they spread! WHAT A DAMN MESS!!!!!
  • “I HEAR HE’S GEORGE WASHINGTON’S ILLEGITIMATE SON!” My damn senior quote!!!!!!!!! I literally shouted the first time I heard this, OMG!!! HOW WAS THIS NOT PART OF THE PLAY HOLY SHIT
  • “He wants to abolish slavery.” “That one’s actually true.”  “NO”
  • I especially love how it is mostly a TJeffs and JMads song. Like no one else is it, but our favorite Southern Mother-Fucking Democratic-Republicans!  This such a great song and I seriously think this is one of the greatest songs ever produced in the entire musical.

do you ever just… think about how “memory,” often considered to be one of the greatest songs in musical theater history, an iconic song for female actresses and musicians alike, a song with some genuinely gorgeous lyrics and often an equally gorgeous voice singing it…

…came out of “cats”?

like… how?

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HOW

like… seriously, HOW??? how did they manage to squeeze a song that amazing and iconic out of a show THIS ridiculous? and wtf even IS a “jellicle cat”??? what does that MEAN, lord andy??? the masses demand to know!

(and yes i realize half of these gifs are of tugger, but i feel like watching his number alone will be more than enough to explain how ridiculous this musical is. if you’ve never seen it, just imagine like… if michael jackson and elvis ever reproduced… and it was a cat for some reason.)

okay, so, maleficent.  i was watching it and thinking things. it’s a fun movie and everything but… superfluous? i guess?  in that for as fun as it is, i don’t feel like maleficent needed a hero back-story.   part of her incredible flair as a villain is the sheer preposterous evilness that she basks in.  she’s petty and dramatic and just plain fuckin bad, and that’s great.  i love her that way.  i love a lot of disney villains that way.

if i had to pick a disney villain to give a redemption story to, however????  easy pick, come on

dr facilier 

listen, dr facilier is one of the greatest disney villains with his charisma and showmanship.   but seriously, you can already argue he’s not even the movie’s reaaaal villain.  unlike other ‘bad guy’ songs that loudly boast of the villain’s schemes and character,  his song is called ‘friends on the other side’ and he credits all his supposed darkness to them. everything truly sinister he seeks to achieve is because he’s promised his ‘friends on the other side’ that he will procure power over new orleans - only to relinquish it to them.  he, however, has no seeming interest in power.  the only thing dr facilier is ever shown to desire is wealth.   “big daddy labeouf” (a wealthy white sugar baron) and his fortune is a particular fixation (and frustration).    

dr facilier is not wealthy, even remotely.  he makes pocket change and his living shadow taunts him about it.   

and speaking of the shadows that follow him, his ‘friends on the other side’?? he’s terrified of them.   how many other disney villains have multiple breakdowns and  “i’ll do it! i promise!” moments, long before the final confrontation?  and yet, even in the midst of this terror, he isn’t weak or pathetic or helpless.  at all.  facilier is talented and clever and strong.  his skill is renowned.  he made these deals in the first place.  he’s willing to do the work asked of him.  they call him the shadow man and his reputation is well earned. we can see what he’s capable of.   

but unlike a lot of disney villains, he is never once in a situation of real power.  whether you mean his place in broad society or the shadow realm.  the man is up to his neck in debt. the clock is ticking and he’s scared, and doing everything in his power to come through with his side of the bargain.  

he’s not all that different from tiana, with big dreams in a world that kept knocking them down.   facilier, however, seems to lack a support system and clearly walked himself into a situation he thought he could handle until it overwhelmed him and - well, come on, talk about one of the most terrifying villain deaths.  he’s sucked into the shadow realm, kicking and screaming and clawing all the way, promising he can pay back his devils  if they just give him a little more time.  

i just find it silly that im being sold maleficent 2 and other lacklustre adaptations when there’s potential for a story about dr facilier in a turn-of-the-century new orleans trying to do more than make a living but fulfill huge dreams, ending up in a world of magic and shadows and devils, and uncovering his own inner darkness in the process.  

(and while i’m here, leslie odom jr for young facilier, thanks thanks)  

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Rules: Tag nine people you want to get to know better.

Relationship Status: single pringle

Favourite Colour: dark purple

Lipstick or Chapstick?: greatest of all time

Last song you listened to: Santa Ana Winds from Crazy Ex Girlfriend (To reiterate, I make things weeeeeee-iiiiiiiiird! When I blow, it sounds like “wheeeeeeeeee!”)

Last movie you watched: Hidden Figures

Top 3 Characters: 1) Brian Kinney 2) Jake Peralta 3) Rebecca Bunch

Top 3 Ships: 1) Brian x Justin 2) Jake x Amy 3) Michaela x Sully

Books and manga you are currently reading: The Handmaid’s Tale – I’m actually taking part in a book club again finally, look at me go! 

Top 5 Musicals: 1) Cabaret, 2) Kinky Boots, 3) Come From Away, 4) Wicked, 5) In Transit (RIP) 

Tagging @colewald, @surteslevres, @alwaysfallingandrising @racheloddment, @yourstreetserenade, @celebrate-the-victories, @harryjamcs, @poisonera, @lesbianfreyja, and @mikeehrmantravt. (Of course, only if you want to, no pressure. <33)

THE RULES: Choose one (1) musical artist, then respond to the questions using only the titles of songs by that artist. No repeats!
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and @melancholy-jeans ty both ilyyyyyy

ARTIST: sufjan stevens my love

GENDER: Satan’s Saxophones

DESCRIBE YOURSELF: dumb i sound

HOW DO YOU FEEL: I Want to Be Well

IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE: holland (for real tho i rly wna visit holland)

MODE OF TRANSPORTATION: I Walked

BEST FRIEND: SUPER SEXY WOMAN

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A TV SHOW: Concerning the UFO Sighting near Highland, Illinois

GREATEST FEAR: They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh

n im taggin whoever wants 2 do it bc im lazy just say i tagged u !!!!!

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How EvoL didn’t become one of the greatest kpop groups is beyond me. Seriously watch the MV cause even though this is 5 years old, it is still one of the best kpop songs ever

DISCUSSION DAY: SEXUALITY

Sexuality…a song from Taemin’s album is one of the greatest tracks that beautiful man has given us.

BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT.

Oh yes, today’s topic is brought you by: assumption. The product everyone uses and is constantly bugging us.

In all seriousness, I don’t understand why people assume someone else’s sexuality? Does it give you pleasure? (Please tell me…for the science)

I get the representation bit. You want to identify with an artist that you like and if they reveal something that you have in common it’s like OH WOW they understand. But assuming…now that’s different

Because then you’re making guess about who they are as a person. Regardless of their actions and attitudes and overall personality. Kpop has a lot of baiting when it comes to displaying…what can be called ‘gay’…

Whether that’s for fans or just them being themselves…does it really matter? Does guessing their sexuality and overanalyzing their likes, dislikes, affections, and confidence in themselves mean something to you?

Let me give you an example of what assumption can do. So Reply 1997 ( i think), Infinite’s Hoya was playing a gay character. He was in love with Seo Inguk’s character in the drama and all the way till the end there was small hints of this persisting love. In the real word, Hoya was constantly asked if he was, in fact, gay. It came to the point that people just automatically assumed that because he was confident in himself to play a gay character that he was gay. It really upset (whether or not this is due to internalized homophobia or the homophobic environment in SK, i don’t know)

Another example is Heechul. And as Heechul does, he is very comfortable in his own skin to crossdress constantly, kiss (or pretend to) his own members, to be extremely friendly to girls, and to show us what he likes (elsa..from frozen…pink..whatever people view as stereotypically girly). His sexuality is always on debate. Constant rumors of him being gay resurfacing on the web, he’s had to address many of them and say that it isn’t true.

Regardless of how they show affection, complimenting the same sex, being confident in their own skin to do things uncharacteristic of their gender, unless they say something directly (which let’s be honest might not happen anytime soon) is their a reason why assuming who they love should be part of this equation?

anonymous asked:

Could you do a solangelo mermaid or pirate prompt??? It's chill if you don't fam you're probably getting a lot of asks and prompts but if you could that would be awesome. Thanks man!

hi anon. so if you were looking for a specific list of mermaid/pirate au’s, i couldn’t find it. i just made my own thing up. i decided to go mermaid, because the only pirate thing i could think of was kidnapping, and i wasn’t sure if you would be cool with it. (but thats something i’d love to write.) thanks so much for your request! hope you enjoy.

my ask box is open. send in prompts!

mermaid! will / human! nico

part of your world

There were plenty of things Nico hated; big dogs, loud noises, pop music, and people. But, there was nothing Nico hated more than the beach. 

The salty air and cold water made the most unpleasant combination. It always made Nico want to go home and take a long shower to erase the sticky feeling that lay on his skin after going into the salt water, but when his longtime crush asked him to go to his beach house, Nico couldn’t refuse. He could never say no to spending time with Percy Jackson. 

Granted, it wasn’t alone time. Percy would be with his girlfriend, and their whole friend group would be traveling to Percy’s beach house in Montauk with them. Still, Nico had this childish hope that maybe Percy would finally return his unrequited feelings on this trip. Nico knew the dream was immature and foolish, but he couldn’t help himself.

He was feeling somewhat optimistic for the trip.

Of course, that all changed when they got to the beach. The boys all ripped off their shirts and dragged their girlfriends into the water. This forced Nico to take off his shirt and go in the water. As per usual, everyone seemed to preoccupied to talk to him, so he drifted off past the waves. 

Over his head, the green waves crested and fell. Nico found himself immersed in the water for a brief moment, and then he rose to the surface. It was a nice feeling, being under water, he decided. Time stopped when you were under the waves, it seemed. 

Nico dove back down, and a huge wave crashed over his head. Nico felt the water enter his lungs, and his world went black.

Nico woke up coughing. The salt water burned his lungs and he gagged. Where are my friends?, Nico thought. He was on some rock that was in the middle of the water, adjacent to the beach.

Just then, he saw the prettiest boy he had ever seen in his whole life. The boy was in the a water, his hands on the rock, propping himself up. His eyes were bright blue, like the sky, and his hair shone like a halo around his head. Did he save me? Nico thought, bewildered. 

Nico gaped. He must be dreaming, real people just didn’t look like this.

The boy was staring at him with a puzzled expression. “Wow.” He said, looking at Nico. “I can’t believe you’re real.”

Nico jerked upright. “What?”

“You’re real.” The boy insisted. “My mother always told me that the stories of humans were fake.”

Thats when Nico saw the tail.

It was golden like the sun, and had reflective scales all over it. It flapped behind the boy, almost like it was another life form. The gold scales traveled up his torso, becoming more scattered until they reached his navel. 

“I think I could say the same thing to you.” Nico whispered softly, mostly in awe. 

“Anything can happen. I believe in miracles.” The boy said, shrugging his shoulders as if this situation wasn’t a big deal. 

Nico quirked an eyebrow. “Like the Ramones song?”

“Ra-whats?” 

Nico gaped. “The Ramones. Like one of the greatest bands of all time! You seriously don’t know them?”

“Whats a band?” The boy glanced down, rubbing his arm awkwardly.

“I’ll teach you! I’ll come back later and show you modern music,” Nico blurted out. He wasn’t going to deprive the boy from great music, but mostly he just wanted to see him again. He was so beautiful, it just physically hurt. “I’m Nico, by the way.”

“They call me Will. You’ll be back tonight?”

Nico nodded. That was when Will leaned in and gave him a peck on the lips. He looked confused when Nico turned beet red. “Thats how we say goodbye…” Will trailed off. 

“Oh.” Nico stuttered, “Goodbye then.”

Nico saw a golden tail splash into the water, and the boy was gone. 

Oh man, was he whipped. 

anonymous asked:

What's so great about MJ anyway?

Are you SERIOUSLY asking me this?

Boy, where do I even begin? Michael Jackson was the first to win eight Grammys in one night, the Moonwalk is one of the greatest dance moves in history AND, he was the only one who could do it correctly. Don’t even get me started on his songs, all of them are legendary and have serious meaning unlike today’s music. He put all of his passion and work into every single one of his songs that was produced. To this day, he’s still the most popular singer/entertainer in the world. He did so much for charity and his race but sadly, the media doesn’t show that side of him.

Just think, everything that Michael Jackson did and produced back in his early years of his solo career, the world had NEVER seen anything like it before. The Moonwalk, the anti-gravity lean, the robot dance, the fedora hat, the one sparkly glove, the tape on his fingers, the crotch grab, the ripping of his shirts, the spins, the toe stand, the mouth wipe, the music videos that were mini-movies, the mind-blowing stage shows, the fantastic entrances he made on stage, the wind/smoke fan tunnel, giving to charities, visiting children hospitals, singing about the planet…..you name it, everything Michael Jackson did, he owned, he was the first, he was the only. He composed 90% of his own songs, wrote his own lyrics, choreographed his own dance, wrote his own scripts, financed his own productions. He came up with the most original ideas, and his music is boundless and timeless to THIS day.

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So to sum this up: We ALL KNOW, that underneath that cloak, that old, scabby man has a boner.

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……Alright, alright, alright! 

Well, anyway, it’s just the pure darkness in this song… mixed with this sexual obsession, that makes it so creepy! And to me, it is by far the greatest Disney villain song ever made. I know everyone loves Scar’s Be Prepared. And I can agree, it’s quite catchy. However, what makes this one better, is that Frollo is even more twisted. He seriously believes that his actions, and performing genocide on Gypsies, is morally right; God’s will. Oh… Got a little carried away there… BACK TO THE BONER.

And then, on top of it all, he blames Esmeralda for his unquenchable, dirty desires… due to her dance.

ONE DAMN DANCE, AND THIS MAN GOES OUT TO BURN DOWN ALL OF PARIS, JUST TO MAKE HER HIS SEXSLA- *COUGH* MISTRESS.

And remember, THIS is a freaking Disney movie!

No, SERIOUSLY, he’s so dirty… and it’s so obvious! Yet, it’s rated G, because, as I’ve said once before; It’s perfectly hidden  enough for children to not get it… But as a teen and older… I myself at 19, can’t help but cringe at him. Didn’t realize how fucked up this villain was, till I got older… So, he wants Esmeralda. Yet, if she now would have actually chosen him, instead of getting “burned for witchcraft”, I am sure that would not stop Frollo from proceeding to eradicate the gypsies.

Also to mention that he killed Quasimodo’s mother, physically abused Quasi for the 20 years he’s been alive, and only kept him alive due to the sole fear of punishment from God if he didn’t. Arresting and killing innocent people who did not “confess” and tell were Esmeralda was hiding. Hmmmm… And that captain before Phoebes who gets tortured to death. A sexist, rasict, cunning and lunatic mass murdurer, who believes he serves under GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF, and therefor is much more valuable that the “ordinary” people.

And what did Scar do? Killing Mufasa, and taking over the pride lands, manipulating Simba, and I can calculate a lot of the animals died due to the water drying out and getting eaten up by Hyenas.

But still, Frollo kicks the lion in insanity, brutal murder of hundreds and thousands, that disgusting lust, extreme physical abuse of the protagonist, and awhile viewing himself as “righteous”. 

Just saying, Frollo is way more hardcore than Scar. 

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Woooops, I guess I dropped the humor there… Well, I guess it’s because I can’t help but laugh and cringe at the same time.~

My sexual frustration makes me put Paris on fire and HELLFIRE BONER ALL THE WAY. (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ

Thanks for reading! <3

Seriously, the people who are all “Kanye wanted to pay tribute, chill” need a nice bitch slap to wake them up. 

Let’s look at the facts on why this was not a tribute

-Kanye West’s ego is so enormous that it needs as many zip codes as New York City. He pays tribute to no one, just plays their songs to prove he can.
-1,000 people signed a petition to cancel his performance there because it is seen as a “rock” venue. This lead to his comment at the show that he is “the greatest living rock star on the planet.”
-Kanye would have seen this petition as a challenge, he’d show them a “rock star”
-IF this was a tribute, there are plenty of well known Queen songs that he could have chosen that would have been much easier to perform (We Will Rock You, imo) with his background as a rapper, not a rocker
-”Bohemian Rhapsody” is one of the most iconic songs in the world, he chose this song BECAUSE he sees himself as the best and he wanted everyone to see that he could take on the best. (Queen has said before they rarely played BR live because of the complexity of the song, it took many tracks laid over each other to make it what it is. It took up 1/3 of the time to record for that album)
-You cannot pay tribute to someone and not know the lyrics. (And who the fuck does not know the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody; really?)
-You cannot pay tribute to someone and not know the notes. (Obviously not that many people have the 5 octave vocal range that Freddie did)
-Kanye West only pays tribute to one person- HIMSELF

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Fic: Stay With Me [1/2]

Summary: Flight attendant!Kurt is having a little fun on his regular run, and Blaine’s wishing that he’d just stayed in coach.

WC: 4.6 K (this chapter)

Rating: NC-17

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Thank you to my rock-tastic betas gluttonouspenguin, foramomentonly, and amongsoulsandshadows, who have to wrangle my idiotic typos on a regular basis. 

Look HERE for the (hilarious) video that partially inspired this fic. 

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Blaine was excited about the upgrade, at least at first.

Getting bumped up to first class seemed like a remarkable burst of good luck. There had to be some logical reason why five passengers suddenly couldn’t catch their flight from New York to Salt Lake City, but they probably also wouldn’t care if Blaine took their absence as a karmic gift. Three days in the land of salt, Mormons, and his aunt Shirley wouldn’t bring him anything but headaches, so he was happy to accept a little cosmic payback.

It sounded like fun, that is, until his stunning flight attendant wouldn’t stop bending over. 

Slowly.

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I swear I only think that some Beyonce/Nicki fans were spazzing out because it’s Beyonce and Nicki Minaj on a track and not because of the song. And their song was alright. But in my opinion it’s not OMFG THAT WAS THE GREATEST SONG IVE EVER HEARD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!! like I even saw one person say that this song was better than every single song on Bey’s album. Seriously? Now that is an exaggeration. Still, it was dope as hell for two queens to come together and slay some edges. lol.