I was SO impressed because, no shade to other people in the industry, but there are a lot of people who try to dance but with her, it seems very natural. We’ve had a lot of experience, Taylor and I, dancing at the club so I KNEW that she had what it took but sometimes it’s difficult to translate your club dancing to your on camera dancing and I thought she did such an amazing job at it, she was like…so kick ass. We didn’t film it that many times, she just killed it every single performance. [It was] not a lot [of takes] we obviously did a lot of camera moves, but she nailed it every time. We didn’t have to go back because she was messing up choreography. It was just, I mean I’ve worked with Beyonce and I’ve gotten to work with Taylor and it’s a very similar thing. She’s a perfectionist, she was never going to go out on camera and not show herself in the best light, and I thought she was amazing for her first time ever dancing, that looks like she’s been dancing her entire life.
battle of the sexes is not “lowkey lesbian” at all, lesbianism is front and centre, lesbianism is healing, lesbianism is vitality and strength and power in this movie, and i mean come on you just owe it to yourself to see a billie jean king biopic you owe it to yourself to see a movie where a lesbian just gets to Be The Best and Win and nobody is grinding her down into the dust or making her feel small
Michael has a gorgeous voice. He uses more vibrato than either Ben or Colton, which was a tiny bit jarring only because I’m not used to it in this role with these songs, but he sounded GREAT at all times. I also think he really doesn’t need to use the vibrato as much; when he holds a high note without it, his voice is to. Die. For.
I was struck how Michael’s Evan is most believably a high school teenager. I have no idea of MLB’s actual age, but he’s the only Evan during which it never once seems like this is an adult man playing a teen, if that makes sense. This lends an added vulnerability to his portrayal.
It also makes the eventual Evan/Zoey romance a bit less believable, because since he feels so young, Zoey actually seems like the older student. For her to fall for Evan in this dynamic doesn’t feel quite as realistic. I honestly think a few more performances in the role would easily take care of that, though, and help them find a more credible romantic bond.
There are acting choices that MLB makes that I like very much; specifically a part where he got an audience laugh out of a line that had never gotten one before (that I don’t even think was written for a laugh.) Naturally, because I slept before posting this, I now CANNOT REMEMBER the line. GAH!
WTAW was sung spectacularly. I think the singing was the focus here because of the importance of the song to the show, and he was holding back a bit acting-wise in favor of getting the notes right, which he definitely did. More turns in the role will also help there, as it will with You Will Be Found. It was sung *beautifully*, and just needs more palpable panic from MLB’s Evan when he drops his note cards mid-speech.
I love love LOVED MLB’s dynamic with Rachel. It felt like Michael’s different portrayal of Evan gave her something substantively new to work with, and she KILLED it. This was one of the best performances for her of the seven I’ve seen. At the moment when out of pain, Heidi sarcastically apologizes for not being able to give Evan certain things, and Evan bites back, “It’s not my fault other people can!”, the audience audibly gasped. It was this huge “oh no he DIDN’T” moment, which I’ve never seen happen quite like that at that point in the show. VERY dramatic.
Particularly because that moment was so harsh, Evan needs to be especially overwhelmed by what he’s done in “Good For You,” and I didn’t quite feel that. Again, I believe this is down to the newness of performing the role. I think remembering where he had to move on stage during the song was likely the priority here.
I also felt that Will Roland’s performance got a new life playing opposite Michael. He had the audience in the palm of his hand every time he opened his mouth. It was fantastic.
Words Fail. Boy howdy, there aren’t enough ways to say how thoroughly Michael CRUSHED this. Snot bubbles glistening and visible from Row L, y'all. What I especially like is how he was able to act this full-out, yet made the conscious choice to almost never drop the melody in favor of the drama (something both BP and CR do more of.) I don’t think it’s necessary to growl the lyrics quite so much to sustain the dramatic effect, and Michael proved this definitively last night. So, so good.
In conclusion, this performance just solidifies my belief that as great as he is, this show doesn’t need Ben Platt to survive and thrive. The audience was all in for Michael’s performance, just as they are for Colton when he plays the role. If you see the show, #YouWillBeFound no matter which Evan you’re fortunate enough to experience. <3
me, talking about myself:
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me, talking about how proud i am of jesy nelson and how much her confidence has grown over the past few years and how she truly makes the world her runway and how she’s not afraid to be herself and how selfless and hilarious she is and how soothing and raw her beautiful voice is and how she absolutely KILLS every performance and how i would die for her:
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It starts with, of all things, a pair of old jeans and a t-shirt.
Logically, he knows it doesn’t make sense. She comes to work in form-fitted jackets that go tight about her waist. She’s been foregoing the baggy slacks in favor of skirts that stop just below the knees, with nylons clinging to the defined musculature of her calves; he’s pretty sure he can count on one hand the number of times he’s seen her wear shoes other than heels, excluding the clinical, white shoes she wears with her scrubs during autopsies.
He’s seen the looks she gets. Sometimes, it’s during an interview, when a witness’s gaze will linger just a little too long on her bustline, and her hand will go up and fiddle with her necklace, her arm blocking her chest in subtle defiance. Other times, it’s men on the streets of the city, shouting out obscenities to her, having the audacity to call her “baby,” and “sweetheart,” and he fights the urge to yell right back, brandishing his badge and his gun, wanting to scare the misogyny right out of the bones of anyone who thinks they’re entitled to her body, but he knows that she would find it condescending. “Thank you, but I can handle myself, Mulder,” she’d say, and it’s not that he thinks she can’t—he just doesn’t want her to have to.
And still other times, the looks come not from strangers on the sidewalk, or from people he can reduce to photos in a casefile, but from their peers. Educated, talented men who transform themselves into slobbery, teenage boys when sitting adjacent to her in meetings, eyeing her with an inappropriate hunger while she jots down notes in the margins of her agenda sheet. More than once, Mulder has found himself in the elevator with a man who will look down at Scully, and then catch Mulder’s eye over the top of her head, just so that he can wink, including him in some inside joke he has no interest being a part of.
He supposes that he empirically knows that Scully is attractive—it’s more or less objective fact—but he’s never allowed himself to notice. He’s trained himself to observe her through a filter. He considers her appearance through what he aptly names the Sexual Harassment Video Gaze. He quickly shuts down any thought that could be used as an example in a training tape on inappropriate office behavior.
Ok Minatozaki Sana is a straight up visual masterpiece. She is so beautiful. Have you seen Sana’s eyes?! God I could talk for years about how beautiful and kind her eyes are. She conveys so much love and pure goodness through a single gaze she’s so mesmerising
But oh my god her personality, Sana is an angel y'all she’s such a sweetheart. She’s an adorably affectionate human and she always shows support by hugging her members she just really likes hugs and kisses she’s so precious.
SHE JUST REALLY LOVES HER MEMBERS AND LOVES SHOWING THEM AFFECTION
Get you a girl that supports you like Sana does I’m serious. She’s so kind and genuine, you know that one video of her and a female fan, I’m crygin over how sweet Sana was god I wish that were me. You can tell that she really cares about Onces, she’s such a pure soul. Here’s a video, don’t mind that the background music is BTS’s cover of Beautiful, just mute the vid if you like
ALSO, Sana is an adorable goofball. she’s so playful and she always tries to spread happiness. YES she’s also clumsy but honestly that just makes her fifteen times more adorable
AND ANOTHER THIng, Sana’s intelligence gets overlooked at lot because she’s not ‘conventionally’ smart and she says weird things all the time. L I S T E N my girl is such a deep and emotional thinker, her intelligence is so unique and beautiful and she actually thinks and considers things a lot and she is so emotionally smart, DON’T SLEEP ON MINATOZAKI ‘GENIUS’ SANA
DO I NEED TO MENTION HER TALENT, honestly I think Sana’s vocals get overlooked a lot. She’s improved so much recently, and she has such a beautiful high range. DID YOU HEAR HER NOTE AT THE END OF THREE TIMES A DAY???? DID YOU???? BEAUTIFUL THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL. MY GIRL WENT FROM HAVING NOT A LOT OF LINES TO BEING GIVEN CHORUSES IN TWO TITLE TRACKS. Q U E E N
AND HER DANCING UM HELLO. AmaZINg! We all know Mina and Momo are the key dancers, but in terms of ranking Sana is right behind them and just as talented in her own right. She is a performer and she kills it on stage.
To conclude, I love Minatozaki Sana with all of my heart ok bye
At this point, we all know Madam Red’s main motivations. She had been in love Vincent, but he had married her sister and had children by her. Later, Madam Red marries and becomes pregnant only to lose both her husband and unborn child. Just as she trying to recover from that, she loses her sister and Vincent to a fire. All this was enough to push her over the edge to kill women who had abortions. Upon looking at all this again, however, I have to ask one thing.
From the moment she lost Vincent and her sister, was Madam Red trying to die? Was she perhaps purposely engaging on a suicidal mission?
Let’s look at the manga for a moment. At the funeral, Madam Red feels that she’s lost everyone - and they are in the place where she can’t reach them.
They had all died, and she was all alone. Of course, she thought her nephews were dead at this time as well. What’s odd is that she actually was jealous of Rachel for being able to die with someone she loved.
While still alive, Madam Red couldn’t be with her loved ones again. It’s quite possible that she felt she had very little reason to be alive.
Later, she starts to kill prostitutes to whom she had performed abortions. This, in itself, was dangerous. She was simply one person at first. Any of her victims could have fought back. She could have been seen, and such a crime would have meant death or imprisonment. Instead, she keeps going until she meets Grell.
She knew that Grell was a shinigami, and I don’t think she had any illusions the danger that Grell presented. Even if the two did become close, Madam Red always knew her partner wasn’t human (unless Grell told her directly, Madam Red didn’t have anyway of knowing that Grell had ever been human either), and Grell had no issues with dead, murder, and violence. She had to know that Grell was dangerous, but Madam Red continued.
Ciel returned shortly thereafter, and Madam Red could have stopped killing right then and there. Someone she loved had returned to her after all. While her nephew was now distant, she hadn’t lost everyone. Despite this, she still murdered these women.
Ciel becomes the watchdog, and Madam Red knew that he was tracking ‘Jack the Ripper.’ She was with him while he gathered information from Undertaker and attended Druitt’s ball. She could have easily stopped once again because, at this point, Ciel didn’t suspect her. Plus, you have the idea that this could be seen as a dangerous game, and Madam Red herself had said she had never won a game against Ciel.
Let’s look at all this. Madam Red started killing these women after she had lost everyone she loved and had to perform abortions when she could no longer have children, however she could have stopped. A loved one did return after all. Instead, she partnered with someone she knew was dangerous and engaged in a game against someone who always won against her. It’s as if she was purposely stacking the odds against herself.
Perhaps, a part of her had wanted to die since the fire at Phantomhive Manor, so she set things up so that would most likely be the outcome.
Alcyone was the daughter to Aeolus (God of Wind) and Aegiale or Enarete. She was the wife to Ceyx, King of Trachis (in Central Greece). Gods and Mortals admired them for their love for each other. They made the unfortunate mistake by jokingly comparing themselves to Zeus and Hera. Zeus was infuriated that they dared to compare themselves to the Gods, so he waited for the proper time to get punish them.
While Ceyx was mourning the death of his brother, he also kept received terrible signs for the future. He decided to travel off land to consult the Oracle of Apollo. Alcyone begged him not to go, saying even her father could not control the winds of the sea and warned him of the danger. When he would not change his mind she asked to go with him. But he would not put her in that sort of danger, so he went off alone.
Zeus took this opportunity to punish the couple, he launched a thunderbolt that caused a hurricane. The boat began to sink. As Ceyx was dying he prayed to the Gods to wash his body to the shore so Alcyone could find his body and give him his funeral rites.
Alcyone waited for her husband, she cried and prayed to Hera to bring him back to her. Hera felt sorrow for this woman and contacted Isis (Goddess of Rainbows) to look for Hypnos (God of Sleep) so he could comfort Alcyone and let her know of her husbands fate. Hypnos entrusted his son Morpheus to give her the message, as he was an expert at forming apparitions. Morpheus created a life-like apparition of Ceyx and told her of the tragedy. In her grief, Alcyone ran to the shore beating at her breasts and tearing her garments. That was when she found the body of Ceyx that had washed to the shore.
She performed the funeral rites and then killed herself by throwing herself into the sea so she could drown like her husband. The Gods were deeply affected by this tragic event. They knew that death could not separate this couple because they loved each other so much. So they made Zeus atone for his rash decision. Zeus turned them into Halcyon birds so they could spend the rest of their days together.