studio eleven

Imagine Hawkins Middle School holding an annual Father-Daughter dance and Eleven proudly insisting that Hopper go with her. Now imagine Hopper in a nicely pressed suit and El in a fancy dress she picked herself out as they waltz together in the school auditorium, just like they practiced so many weeks before with Eleven’s feet resting on Hop’s to learn the rhythm 


On the eleventh day of Christmas, Studio Ghibli gave to me eleven cats parading

I’ll be streaming some miscellaneous edits at 11:00AM EST(at the time of posting this, it is 8:00AM EST).

Come by to watch me work and make some small requests.

Once it is 11:00AM, please give me at least five minutes of wiggle room. I am using a new streaming service so I am still only testing the waters.


On the twelfth day of Christmas, Studio Ghibli gave to me twelve ohmu’s a'singing

New Eleven print, available at Dragon Con in a couple weeks!

Era-appropriate Eggo box design from the early ‘80′s, too! (With a few embellishments, of course.)



Jay Park at The Eleven Dance Studios with talented dancers and choreographers Lando Wilkins and Devin Solomon! Oh dang, wonder if he’s getting them to choreo for his MVs or something. (secretly hoping he gets to  collab with Matt Steffanina too.) He’s been in Seattle for a month and now LA…..always lowkey networking without saying a peep about his collabs until the stuff gets released. 

Jack Gilinsky - Closure


I walked into the studio, it was around eleven pm, but that was the only time I could get one of the recording rooms and I kind of liked recording in the night. I felt more creative.
I nodded at the guy at the reception who knew me well enough not to stop me and ask for my card. I climbed up the stairs quietly singing the choirs that had been stuck in my mind all day. I couldn’t wait to get them recorded and see what it sounded as a whole. Walking past by the rooms I finally got to mine and walking in I closed the door behind me. Oddly, the lights were on and the whole equipment was still on. (sorry I have no idea how these stuff are called lol)

It was like the previous users left it in the middle of their work. O looked at the monitors and saw that the song they recorded was still there, and since I was really curious I listened to it.

A guy’s voice boomed through the room accompanied with a guitar. The song was… beautiful, melancholic and quite sad. The lyrics sounded as if it was a breakup song and he was singing the untold words. I have to admit I was touched by the boldness and the honesty he put into the song and I almost immediately forgot the song I wanted to record. I felt the urge to sing my response to his song.

I quickly wrote down the lines that came to my mind and after setting up the recording I sang it a few times. I used the guy’s guitar play for my own song so it was matching and in only half an hour I was done with the song. I was listening to it sitting on the stool when the door opened and a guy walked in with wide eyes. His slightly curly hair was messy and it was like he had been running up there. His eyes shifted to the monitors and then back to my face. I stopped the song.

“That’s my guitar playing in the background of the song,” he said pointing his finger at the board.

“Oh, so it was your song?” I asked hopping off the stool as I opened his song too. “I’m sorry, I listened to it and… I kind of wrote a response to it.”

He looked at me furrowing his eyes as he walked closer and checked out a few things.

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to steal it or anything, I just felt the song really powerful and had this idea…”

“Can I listen to it?” he asked but already started my song. I stood there examining the boy as he listened to my song and he seemed to be deep in his thoughts. As the song came to its end I looked up at him waiting for a reaction. He turned to me and then said: “I really love this.”

“You do? I thought you would be angry that I used your song,” I said relieved to hear he was okay with my work.

“No, it was really great, I… I actually would love to post it along with mine.”

“Post where?” I asked. I still didn’t know who he was.

“Oh, I’m sorry, I’m Jack Gilinsky. Part of the Jack&Jack formation, if it says anything to you,” he chuckled shaking hands with me.

“I’m Y/N and I think I heard about you, I just didn’t see your face yet. So you want to post it?”

“Yeah, but only if you allow me. I wasn’t planning on posting mine, but with yours it’s pretty dope.”

“I’m in,” I said almost immediately. I didn’t know much about him or his career but I knew that he and the other Jack was well-known in a lot of countries.

Jack called his manager and arranged the legal part of this and then we left the studio together.

“Can I ask you something?” I asked tugging my hair behind my ears as we were waiting for my taxi to arrive.

“Sure,” he nodded.

“The song was a breakup song, wasn’t it?”

He pressed his lips together into a thin line not looking at me as he nodded.

“How long has it been?” I asked another question and my intention may had been to find out if his wounds were fresh or he had time to recover and maybe ask someone else out…

“Uh, about a month. She already has someone else and I just needed a closure, that was the song.” Correct answer. “And you?”

“What about me?” I asked confused.

“Was your song an answer to someone else?”

I didn’t really realize it, but it was. My last relationship ended months ago but I guess I wasn’t over the fact that he cheated on me and I put my feelings into the song and it felt great to finally ‘say’ those things.

“Uh, I broke up with my boyfriend months ago, but I guess I also needed that closure.”

My taxi arrived and Jack opened the door for me.

“I guess we’ll meet soon to have the paperwork about the song and stuff.”

“Yeah,” I nodded.

“And maybe we could… I mean, after our closures we can have a coffee sometime or something like that,” he asked looking slightly nervous. I just smiled.

“I would love that.”

He gave me a wide smile as I sat into the car and he shut the door closed.

We had our first date before our songs debuted.

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Bring on 2012

2012 is finally starting and I’m getting excited. I have a number of awesome projects kicking off, and a year ahead almost entirely devoted to Live Productions. I’m excited to just be involved, but I’m also hoping it will give my career backstage a kick up the butt.

Rehearsals start tomorrow for 21, a play by Wayne Tunks, presented by Studio Eleven Independant Theatre Company. My job is to bring all the elements together, and make sure we get to opening night in one peice. A new role for me, but somehow seems like an evolution from past ones.

Dusk til Dawn Production’s director and I are already beginning the process of getting the next show ‘Hel’ started. I’ve spent hours searching the internet, sending emails, making phone calls trying to find a venue.

6 weeks from tomorrow I start my cert IV in Live Production, Theatre and Events at NMIT.

And you know what, it all happened, because one day, someone said to me, you get nowhere unless you put yourself out there, and ask, you won’t lose a thing if they say no, but if they say yes… possibilities are infinite.

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