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sunlitshowers  asked:

THE PJO MUSICAL !!

i know u guys don’t know any of the songs so i’ll explain everything i mention under the cut!!!

Song I wish was longer: Luke’s Good Kid Reprise (listen i know it’s part of The Last Day of Summer but like. It should get to exist in its own right). but if we’re talking full songs, probably Strong. 
Song I wish was shorter: The Last Day of Summer (except Luke’s part)
The one song I always skip: um there’s no soundtrack yet but i could probably go without Drive. or The Oracle. 
Song I sing the best: Good Kid is the only one I’ve tried but i sound p good i guess. I’ve also sung the only 3 words of Son of Poseidon that i know and they are right in my range god bless
Song I still don’t know all the words to: fucking….all of them. i want to know the words to my grand plan tho
Song that honestly deserves an award or five: my grand plan
Song that’s terrible but I still love: Lost! (it’s not bad at all it’s just a little cheesy haha. honestly one of my favorite songs) 
Song that’s really good but I hate: i loved them all! 
Song I think could change the world: good kid
Song I wish I’d written: the tree on the hill 

Also shoutout to other songs that were great but i didn’t mention: DOA, The Campfire Song, and Another Terrible Day! 

send me a musical!

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Lunchtime Drabble: Training the Inhuman (2/?)

Pairing: Avengers x Reader for now. Relationships develop as I go.
Word Count: 1058 (a little long today)
Warnings: short reader, fluff, fighting, a little angst.


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Y/N found Bruce in his lab, head bent over a computer monitor in deep concentration.

“Hey, Dr. Banner,” she said softly, not wanting to jar him out of his thoughts. It didn’t work, he still jumped.

“Oh, Y/N, hey, what can I do for you?” he adjusted his glasses as he looked up and gave her a small smile.

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history teacher: so who knows how world war one ended?

some fucking loser: the germans surrendered at-

me, who knows whats up: diana of themyscira engaged in an intensive battle with the previously MIA god of war, ares, with explosions and guitar riffs and she threw a tank and it was really hot, nonetheless despite her destroying the evil god, war goes on because we, as humans, are flawed, but regarding WW1 this specific event was enough to cause a cease fir

how the shantae kids watch movies idk

  • Bolo recognizes a minor actor from something else. spends the rest of the movie looking up trivia about that actor on his phone. tends to enjoy documentaries more than everyone else, and the creature designs in horror flicks/thrillers. also a fan of historical dramas.
  • Shantae brings snacks for everyone. forgets the rest of the world exists and gets startled if you like. tap her shoulder in the middle of the film. Gets very invested and cries easily. prefers comedies but also has a thing for musicals (live action AND cartoons).
  • Rottytops keeps bringing in old movies nobody’s ever heard of, always has a ‘good feeling about this one!’. Will point out flaws in continuity and set pieces for the express purpose of her friends not being able to unsee them. Enjoys action filcks and sci-fi, but she’s a sucker for good camerawork and also loves artsier films.
  • Sky’s popcorn is gone in 5 minutes because Wrench keeps stealing it. She riffs on characters being dumb as well as plot holes. The others eventually join in but Sky always starts it. Enjoys mysteries and that very specific niche of ‘plucky protagonist tames untameable animal’.
  • All four of them enjoy movies that are so terrible that they loop back around to being enjoyable. They also all enjoy cheesy romances but only Shantae admits it.

BONUS SHIPPY STUFF:

  • Rottytops and Shantae throw themselves onto the comfiest piece of furniture they can together. Shantae wants to watch the movie while cuddling - unless the movie is scary, and then she’ll happily ignore it. Rotty wants to cuddle while the movie runs in the background - unless there’s an impressive plot twist or exceptional cinematography. 
  • Bolo and Sky get into heated discussions over whether something’s a plothole or a twist the other doesn’t like, over character motivations, etc. They both actually really enjoy it but Shantae’s always worried they’re going to start physically fighting.

BONUS RISKY BUSINESS:

  • Risky doesn’t watch films often, but when she does, the Tinkerbats do too. She makes sure every single one of them has snacks beforehand.
  • Prefers serious films, but also has a soft spot for Stupid Pirate Movies because the look on people’s faces when they realize she ISN’T a Stupid Movie Pirate is fantastic
  • Definitely doesn’t get emotional about animals-finding-their-way-home movies. Absolutely Not™
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dog and rescued rat are unlikely bffs

Taxidermist Mickey Alice Kwapis saved a rat she named Riff Ratt from becoming snake food when he was just weeks old. Little did she know, her dog Osiris – a Dutch Shepherd and the new family member would become the best of friends and viral superstars on Instagram.

Riff Ratt was bottle fed for two weeks after Mickey brought him home. Osiris would sit by their side, licking the extra milk off the baby rodent. Their bond is so strong that Osiris lets Riff Ratt in his mouth to clean his teeth! “Riff Ratt really likes licking the inside of Osiris’ mouth. I’m sure you all are wondering if we’re afraid Osiris will eat Riff – NOPE! Osiris has helped foster and care for dozens of animals and he is the gentlest dog I’ve ever met”.

They also play and snuggle and do what best friends do. “They’re super photogenic, and they’re just so sweet”, gushed Mickey.

So I was watching that same Wicked bootleg with Jennifer DiNoia and Hayley Podschun….

AND OH MY LORD BY THE GODS OF ALL THAT IS HOLY.

JENNY’S FUCKING NO GOOD DEED WAS INCREDIBLE!

SHE DID SO MANY RIFFS! AND NAILED EACH ONE! SHE EVEN DID THAT RIFF DONNA VIVINO DOES WHERE SHE GOES HIGH AT THE END OF THAT FIYERO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SONG!

SHE EVEN DID WILLEMIJN VERKAIK’S RIFF ON EVER AGAIN.

WHICH IS JUST…FUCKING WOW.

AND THE RAW EMOTION IN HER FACE AND VOICE WAS JUST INSANE.

NOT TO MENTION ALL THIS HAPPENED AFTER THE TRAPDOOR MALFUNCTIONED AND SHE HAD TO ENTER THOUGH THE SIDE, AND STILL GOT THERE IN TIME FOR THE FIYERO SCREAM.

AND SHE DIDN’T HAVE THE PLATFORM FOR THE GRIMMERIE EITHER, SO SHE HELD IT HERSELF AND STILL DID ALL THOSE ARM MOTIONS.

BLESS THIS WOMAN OH MY GOD.

SHE COMPLETELY BLEW ME THE FUCK AWAY, I’M SO CAUGHT OFF GUARD!!!!

I HAVE BEEN SLAYED!!

THIS QUEEN JUST…WOW. I HAVE NO WORDS.

WOW.

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Photoset for The Glass Scientists (and GLOOMLORD) sketchbook 2.0! I’ll be selling these at Wondercon 2014.

I’ve added a lot more stuff to the book and (in my opinion) really snazzed up the presentation and overall fanciness with homemade borders and nicer font faces. Also, heads up, I gave Rachel the wrong last name. Her full name is Rachel Pidgley but I wrote it as Rachel O'Reilly because she was originally a riff off the character Mary Reilly from the slightly silly book and movie of the same name.

Stephen Russell Answers Fans: Part 2

Hello, everyone!  This is the second part to the Q&A between Stephen Russell and us fans.  He is extremely busy, but he still found the time to answer our questions.  So if you’d like to leave a small “thank you” for him, either here or in my ask box, I’ll be sure to send it his way.  I’m sure he’d appreciate it. ^_^

Also, in case you missed it, here is part one:
http://kirain.tumblr.com/post/146277968301/stephen-russell-answers-questions-from-his-fans

Personal Questions:
1. You’re a very talented voice actor and you can throw your voice so well.  Have you ever used this to pull any awesome pranks?  Do you have any funny stories in regards to any antics caused by your voices?

I used to enjoy talking to telemarketers in the character of a very elderly, hard of hearing and slightly confused person for whom English was not their native language.  Or even one they used very often.  This character had a lot of questions and seemed particularly puzzled by the concept of credit card promotions.  I figured if the telemarketers were going to waste my time, the least I could do was return the favor.  My wife tried to convince me this behavior, which I just saw as an opportunity to practice my craft, was cruel; but then she wasn’t the person trying to work from home.  When she retired last year and was, herself, subject to the endless barrage of telemarketing calls, she mostly solved the problem by canceling our landline.

2. What is the weirdest/most fun interaction you’ve had with a fan?

That time when someone asked me, “What is the weirdest/most fun interaction you’ve had with a fan.“

3. The last time you answered our questions, you said you used to sing in a choir.  Is there any chance we might get to hear you sing in an upcoming game?

I got to sing a little bit as Raoul in one of the "Thief” games, and I’m always hoping for more opportunities.

4. Have you ever read the fan fictions for the games you’ve voiced in?

I confess I haven’t. I wasn’t even aware such things existed.  I’ll have to look for them. I have to read quite a lot for my other work, so the opportunities to read just for pleasure are few and far between.

5. When did you start acting and what sparked your interest?

Third grade?  Fourth grade?  Somewhere in there?  As to what sparked my interest, I think it all boils down to my love of stories and storytelling in all its varied forms.

6. Did you always want to be an actor?

Yes and no.  I always wanted to be a performer and to be involved in the business of telling stories, and for many years I really thought that music and writing would be my avenue for that.  Music is still really my first and most enduring love, but I’ve learned I’m a far better actor than I am a musician.

7. It says on your bio that you’re a writer, too.  Have you published any novels or other works?

I’m primarily a playwright, as well as a songwriter, and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing somewhere around 18 of my plays for family audiences produced.  None of them have been published.  Not for want of trying, mind you.

8. In the previous Q&A you did for us, you seemed very passionate about the writing surrounding the characters you voice.  What do you think is the importance of storytelling and developing a meaningful narrative?

Story is the foundation for everything.  If you don’t have that, you don’t have a play, a movie, a song, a game, etc.  It doesn’t have to be that complicated, either. It just has to be something that makes us care about the situation and the characters in that situation.  The stakes have to be high, but that doesn’t always mean Armageddon.  In Jane Austen’s world, the right marriage proposal really was life and death.

9. What is your favourite part of voice acting?

The feeling that I get when I’ve really nailed a line.  I also really like all the people I get to work with - the audio directors, the writers, the engineers, the sound designers - all of whom are smart, funny, and totally dedicated to getting the job done right.  My other favorite part is when I see that red, white and blue truck pull up to my mailbox, put something in it, close the little door and then pull away, and I walk down my driveway and discover that the check has arrived.

10. What is your favourite band/genre of music?

Too numerous to mention. I’m a sucker for a good melody, no matter what the genre, and I like exploring unfamiliar territory.  In fact, I don’t even really like classifying music by genre.  I tend to think of music as either formal or informal, which roughly translates to classical and everything else, but even there the lines get blurred very quickly. I’ve mentioned somewhere else that I’m a huge Bellowhead fan, and one of the reasons why I like them so much is that their arrangements of traditional English songs draw from so many different influences.  I think “Stardust” is the most beautiful song ever written and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the crowning achievement in all of Western music.  As you might guess, I can get very passionate about voices, both the ones I like and the ones I can’t stand.

11. When is your birthday?  We want to shower you with birthday wishes!!

I think last year it was on a Wednesday.  It probably will be again in about six or seven years.

Game-related Questions:
1. What’s it is like to voice Corvo in the upcoming Dishonored 2?  Is it challenging to voice him fully this time around?

Nothing but fun.  I was thrilled to get to work with the wonderful director Wes Gleason on this project, and we were also very fortunate to have in the studio with us Arkane’s Harvey Smith, who probably knows this character better than anyone.  When he heard the initial takes and said, “That’s Corvo, that’s our guy.”  I knew we were on the right track.

2. What has been your favourite game to work on?  Are there any that are particularly dear to you?  I’d imagine “Thief” has a special place in your heart.

“Thief” was pretty special because that’s where it all began, but, otherwise, I don’t really think in those terms.  I love to work and I love a challenge, so my favourite is usually the one I’m working on at the moment.

3. Do you improvise often, or do you have to read everything word for word with no exceptions?
4. Were all of Codsworth’s jokes scripted, or did you throw any of your own in there?

It’s kind of the same answer for both questions.  99% of what you hear in the game is what was in the script.  The voice recording happens pretty late in the development of a game, so there’s not a lot of room for improvisation.  On occasion, a line will feel a bit stilted or awkward in performance and then will need to be adjusted, and every now and again there will be an ellipsis at the end of a line that allows me an opportunity to continue a character’s thought beyond what has been written.  This happened most often with Codsworth, and I certainly enjoyed cracking wise when the opportunity arose, but, again, 99% of those jokes came from Emil Pagliarulo and the other writers at Bethesda.  They’re very funny people.

5. Do you ever get to work with the other voice actors?  For example, did you work alongside Courtenay Taylor and Brian T. Delaney, or was everything recorded separately?

Everything was recorded separately.  It’s a lonely business, voice acting.  Just you in a room with a microphone, a glass of water and #2 pencil.  And, on the other side of a wall of glass, half a dozen people judging every word that comes out of your mouth.

6. What’s your favourite silly name from Codsworth?

Fauntleroy.

7. What was it like recording all the different names that Codsworth can say?

Hypnotic.

8. Was it difficult voicing Nick and DiMA back and forth?

Those characters were recorded in separate sessions so, not really.

9. Do you think that if Nick had the chance to become a third generation synth, he would take it?

Hard to say.  But I do happen to know that if Nick had the chance to play third base for the Red Sox, he’d jump at the opportunity.  Why do you think he has his office in Diamond City?

10. How would you describe the relationship between Nick and his secretary, Ellie Perkins?  I always felt like there was a great friendship there, even though we didn’t really get to see that played out.

It’s kind of the classic noir detective/secretary relationship, like Sam Spade and Effie Perrine.  One of the things I really like about J.K. Rowling’s “Robert Galbraith” novels is how she riffs on that relationship with her characters, Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott.

11. Are you surprised with the reactions and fandoms surrounding Fallout and all the other games you’ve voiced in (Skyrim, Thief, Dishonored, etc.)?  Part of that is definitely because of your hard work and dedication to the characters you voice!

Yes, indeed. Surprised, delighted and very grateful.

12. Nick Valentine is by far one of my favourite companions and characters in the entire Fallout series. As someone with particular insight into his character, what would you say his reasons are for not being romancable?

Too busy thinking about playing third base for the Red Sox?  But, really, I think his work is his life and he’s just not that interested in anything that distracts from the case at hand.  It’s just the way he’s built.

13. What ending of Fallout 4 would you choose?

Myself, I love a happy ending, don’t you?

14. Would you say that robots like Codsworth are sentient?

Absolutely!

15. What were the hardest/most emotional lines to record in Fallout?

I think some of the exchanges with DiMA, but they were also some of the most fun to record.

16. How do you feel about Nick becoming such an influential character, along the lines of: “What would Nick Valentine have to say about that?”

Nick seems to have a pretty good moral compass, so I’m thinking there are worse individuals to look to for guidance.


I hope this answered all of the questions people submitted.  Thank you all so much for your patience and for participating!  Please remember to follow Stephen Russell on Twitter and continue to support him. ^_^

“Okay but what if the songs from the RWBY soundtrack were actually sung and performed in the RWBY!Rock AU?

  • “Red Like Roses Part II” by Grimms and Roses, sung by Ruby Rose and rock idol Pyrrha Nikos as joint lead.
  • “I Burn,” sung by Blake Belladonna, with Yang Xiao Long on guitar and raps, Weiss Schnee on drums, and Ruby on bass.
    • Also, Ruby has the rap stuck in her head and sings it during downtime, and Yang thinks it’s the cutest thing ever.
  • “Die” by Grimms and Roses, where all the girls of team RWBY were supposed to shout “Die” at the end, but Weiss was so focused on her killer guitar riffs that she forgot to join in.
    • And obviously Yang goes positively berserk on drums, particularly with those double bass pedals.
  • “I May Fall,” sung by Ruby and Jaune Arc, covered later by JNPR, where Jaune takes the lead part and really shines and Pyrrha can’t stop grinning while she sings the second part.
    • Penny ends up taking a huge liking to this song and learns both parts by heart. She can often be heard humming the tune.
  • “Sacrifice,” performed by JNPR, where Pyrrha sings her heart out with backup vocals from Jaune and Lie Ren.
  • “All Our Days” was a Pyrrha’s secret solo project, but Nora Valkyrie found out and insisted on helping and dragged Ren along. The beautiful song was later performed for Jaune, who couldn’t hold back his tears.
    • Nora surprises everyone with her tender piano skills, and Ren joins on cello.
  • “This Will Be The Day” (Acoustic) was performed by Weiss as a draft during the composing process for the full rock version for Grimms and Roses.

I need to find some lady singers so I can figure out these parts better.

So sad I can’t write things down while I drive…

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The Unforgiven - Metallica

This moment…. This right here… Was one of the best moments of my life. After 21 years my dream to see the band that saved my life finally came true. I got to make my 5 year old’s dream come true. Guys… When she heard the opening riff to Master of Puppets you should have seen the smile on her little face. That was the most beautiful moment of the night. She cried when she first saw James and Lars too. She said, “Mommy look! Mommy they’re right there and they’re so pretty! I love them so much Mommy!”

Photography Michele Bisaillon (@michel_e_b)

“The media is consistently producing digitally altered imagery and in response to that I want to create images that are organic and unedited”, she riffs. “My goal is to remind myself and others that there is always something missing from the picture; another side to the story. There will forever be simultaneous events occurring in the universe that none of us know about. I find that abundance of possibility endlessly inspiring.”