theatre folk

Dear non theatre folk,

Just because you aren’t interested in musicals and plays doesn’t mean we have to stop. If your friend wants to tell you about the musical they saw, please just listen. You have no idea how much that means to them. We listen to people talk about stuff we don’t get/like all the time. And because what we like is considered “nerdy” or “weird” we feel like we don’t have the right to talk about our interests. So if you have a friend who likes musicals, please just let them tell you about it.

Sincerely, me

A musical nerd

bratworth goes to see a local college production of romeo and juliet and the production is truly godawful like none of the scene transitions work out and half the cast is forgetting their lines but there’s one exception phoenix is playing the role of romeo and he’s absolutely fantastic like bratworth can’t take his eyes off him he’s so believable and the one bright spot in this really shitty production 

he’s so good that bratworth goes backstage to talk to him but then he sees phoenix still in his romeo costume and makeup and he’s smiling and talking to people and has that whole after-show glow about him bratworth suddenly can’t even look at him instead he just buys a rose and leaves it at phoenix’s dressing room door and leaves immediately bc he can’t handle it

1960s Playlist

I put this together as a soundtrack for my Outsiders fic, “Don’t Think Twice”, and it’s got so many 60s jams on it that I thought those of you participating in @theoutsidersweekend might like to hear it! It’s a comprehensive sampling of music from the decade, from rock to Broadway to folk, from Elvis to the Beatles to Peter, Paul and Mary…lots of good stuff!

You can find it here.

Happy listening!!!

Originally posted by gypsyastronaut

can we just acknowledge that superheroines who wear tight cowls have hair under there?

like

the only way to get a perfectly smooth line is to do like theatre folk: put your hair in tight pin curls and wear a wig cap over it

I want to see Catwoman or Harley Quinn pulling their cowls off to reveal…the crotch from a pair of pantyhose, stretched tight over circles of hair pinned flat all over their heads. which when taken down (laboriously, with much swearing as they try to find all the bobby pins) look like a 1980s puffy nightmare

none of this “cowl comes off and perfect silky hair cascades down like in a shampoo commercial”

let’s dance to joy division and celebrate the irony // listen

Diane Young - Vampire Weekend // West Coast - Coconut Records // Dreaming - Smallpools // You Only Live Once - The Strokes // Breaking Up My Bones - Vinyl Theatre // Young Folks - Peter, Bjorn and John // Time To Pretend - MGMT // Teddy Picker - Arctic Monkeys // Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs // Kids - MGMT // A-Punk  - Vampire Weekend // Machu Picchu - The Strokes // Take A Walk - Passion Pit // Midnight City - M83 // Give Me To The Waves - General Ghost // Flashed Junk Mind - Milky Chance // Let’s Dance To Joy Division - The Wombats

2017 Masterlist
This year,
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cloex_brosluvr is the hero for coding allll of this masterpost. Please tell her thank you!

Below, you will find master lists of all the entries posted to this community for the 2017
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spn_j2_bigbang challenge. I encourage you to scroll through the list and look for anything you might have missed. There is some AWESOME fic and some INCREDIBLE art, and it all deserves to be appreciated!

If you see any errors, just let me know and I’m happy to correct them.

Start getting ready for 2018, I’ll see you right back here in January for sign-ups!



JARED/JENSEN

Fic title: Wandering Lost
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Word count: 36,000
Summary: Hired by an eccentric billionaire, Jensen is tasked with transporting a ‘55 Ford F-100 from California to New York. After the car breaks down, he’s stuck in the middle of Nebraska and spends a week getting to know a whole mix of oddballs he’d never spend a minute with back in NYC. “Not all who wander are lost,” but Jensen’s a little of both as he warms up to the townspeople and the local handyman, who is equal parts peculiar and charming. And maybe he even finds himself along the way.
 
Fic title: To Protect
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2blueshoes
Genre: SPN RPS AU
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: Explicit
Word count: 27,000
Warnings: Vague references to anxiety, hurt!Jensen, hurt!JDM, UST, violence, firearms, bottom!Jensen, assault
Summary: Jensen is a famous author of horror novels. He gets his inspiration from his nightmares and fears. When he moves to an isolated house, he picks up a “stalker” who sends him vaguely threatening letters and flowers. His agent and long-time friend, JDM, hires a retired cop as live-in security for Jensen. As Jared makes himself at home in the house, on the grounds and the pool, they develop a friendship with tantalizing possibilities. What are Jared’s motives for the friendship? Is JDM jealous or protective? Jensen ends up with two people he trusts pitted against each other.
 
Fic title: Come What May
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Genre: RPS AU
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~32k
Warnings: major angst, fluff, smut, major character death, modern day AU, prostitute!Jensen, writer!Jared, swearing, bottom!Jared, top!Jensen, implied past Jensen/others, implied bottom!Jensen, terminal illness, virgin!Jared, anal sex, anal fingering, rimming, drinking, attempted non-con, mild violence, singing, light feminization
Summary: San Francisco, mid-2000’s. Jared is fresh off the bus, a wild-eyed dreamer from Texas searching for fame and romance. He finds himself in an unexpected friendship with t he eccentric Misha and his gang of aspiring theatre folk, allowing them to introduce him to the seedy underbelly of the performance world. Along the way, Jared falls madly in love with the star of the failing Castro Theatre, Jensen. But there’s another man out for Jensen’s affections - the rich, powerful, and sadistic Jeffrey. Based as an AU of Moulin Rouge!, Jared and Jensen’s tale is the greatest love story ever told – and the greatest tragedy of this modern era.
 
Fic title: Forgiving the Past, Finding the Future
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white_laurel
Genre: J2 AU
Pairing: Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki
Rating: R
Word count: 44,176
Warnings: This may contain slight triggers but nothing is shown and most of the serious trauma/abuse is in the past and mentioned in dialogue or description. This is a bottom!Jared fic as well that includes some minor kink and use of handcuffs. See tags and warnings on actual AO3 story post.
Summary: Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki were once best friends and high school sweethearts in their small hometown of Paxton, Texas. They had plans to run away to start college & their life together on their terms until the night of graduation when betrayal and lies ruined those plans.
A decade later found Jared returning back to the town he hated & finding himself confronted by Jensen, the man he believes lied and used him. Jensen wants answers as to why Jared not only ran away without any explanation but also now hates him.
Upon learning the truth of that fateful night, Jensen uses some unconventional methods and his job as sheriff to get Jared to listen. He realizes he also has some listening to do as some of what Jared’s done comes to light.
The former flames must come to grips with their pasts and the events that led to their breakup. They will have to learn to forgive in order to heal and start moving forward towards a future they both still want.

 
Fic title: My Secret Heart
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jensen/Jared
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 25,154
Warnings: bottom!Jared, top!Jensen, OCD!Jensen, genderqueer!Jared, m/m, light angst, schmoop, homophobia
Summary: Jared isn’t obsessed with Jensen Ackles. Except, you know, that he really kind of is. A moment of clumsiness brings him into Jensen’s life and they start a tentative friendship. As they get closer, they learn exactly how true the old adage is – you can never judge a book by its cover. He learns how Jensen struggles with OCD and the nightmare the world can be for him. He also learns Jensen is a safe place for him to lay his own secrets, and that not everyone will laugh at an all american college boy who, some days, wants nothing more than to be beautiful.
College age AU. Reduced age gap boys. Genderqueer!Jared, OCD!Jensen, Not a cross dressing fic.

 
Fic title: Wake Me Up When September Ends
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Genre: RPF AU
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 131k
Warnings: descriptions of September 11th attack (only in the first couple of chapters), permanent injury, physical disability, PTSD, survivor’s guilt, alcoholism, depression, substance abuse, accidental overdose, a lot of angst, hurt/comfort, hurt!Jared
Summary: It started out as a regular Tuesday morning in New York City. The sun was bright in the sky when at 8:46 a.m., a plane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. 2,606 people died in there that day, but there were also survivors.
Jared and Jensen meet for the first time in a night that hadn’t gone so well for either of them, and they build an instant connection. An unplanned second encounter happens while a building is threatening to collapse on their heads, and an impossible choice has to be made.
The attack leaves deep scars, both physically and mentally, and they are going to learn that the hardest part wasn’t surviving September 11th. Finding the strength to keep living in the aftermath of what that day caused is what proves to be the real challenge, especially when the light at the end of the tunnel seems impossible to reach.

 
Fic title: When the Devil Came to Pluto
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amberdreams
Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG
Word count: 21,300
Warnings: Chad. Asexual!Jensen. A certain amount of historical hand waving. Non-CW actors.
Summary: The New Mexico territory in the 1870s is a vast and wild place, all scrubland and hills and mystery, home to gunslingers and miners and working girls and scattered native tribes. Jared and Jensen live in a little mining town called Pluto, keeping the peace for a brothel and occasionally checking up on the mine. The land around them is full of secrets and stories, which Jared is eager to learn and share.
And then one night Jensen vanishes and Jared sets off through the desert to find him. A herd of ghost ponies brings him to the devil’s front door, and even though the devil is not what Jared was expecting, he still thinks they can make a deal so he can get Jensen back.

 
Fic title: Bound
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emmatheslayer
Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jensen/Jared, Jensen/Misha (mentioned), Jensen/Lehne (non-con)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 35,809
Warnings: Non-con, slavery
Summary: Thanks to nanobots humanity got finally rid of all diseases. Or so they thought. That was when “Omega” the last disease hits. It leaves the patient paralyzed while conscious.
Catlin Padalecki finds a treatment in form of bonds or tapes that enables the “omegas” to move again. But her invention gets misused and sends the omegas into slavery.
25 years later Jensen Ackles is a freed omega who works with the resistance. He wants to pressure Catlin into helping them. But he only finds her son Jared and Jared is to not willing to help even after Jensen makes him an omega too.
Can the two stubborn men overcome their differences? Will they be able to overcome hate and prejudice in order to free the omegas and to set right what once went wrong?

 
Fic title: A Song in the Stars
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: J2
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 40,000
Warnings: mentions of past torture, scarring from said torture, a bit of blood from overuse of powers
Summary: Jared Padalecki has dreamed of taking to the skies since he was five-years-old. When he becomes an adult and builds a spaceship of his own, he gets to do just that, looking for adventure – little did he know the adventure waiting for him. Jensen Ackles is born part human, part Terryn and his life as an outcast is difficult – music is his only real escape. When he’s captured by the Dominion, an organization hell-bent on taking over every galaxy in every way they can, he’s used as a lab experiment to see how his special, combined heritage can be advantageous for them. Fleeing Dominion control, he vows to himself, they will never find him again. A chance meeting between Jared and Jensen helps both of them get what they’re looking for – and the way things end up, it may have been more than just chance. From various planets throughout different galaxies, to nights under the stars in space, Jared and Jensen find in each other something worth fighting – and possibly dying – for.
 
Fic title: Silly Love Songs
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC17
Word count: 28,436
Summary: Jensen’s life revolves around love songs. He feels about music the way that most kids feel about Disney movies. They all have a special place in his heart and all of his important memories are embedded with a soundtrack of his favorites.
Jared, on the other hand, doesn’t care much about music beyond background noise and love songs are low on his list. But when he moves into a new apartment in downtown Austin his neighbor’s singing through their shared walls start to change his mind.
A love story told in three acts.
A YouTube Playlist for the music
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Fic title: Open Warfare: The Secret of a Successful Marriage
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magic_penguin
Genre: RPS
Pairing: J2
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 40k
Warnings: Omega Jensen, Alpha Jared, Age switch, Very brief attempted non-con, and potty mouthed boys.
Summary: There was a time that arranged marriages for Omegas were a common occurrence: thirty or forty years ago. Now, thankfully, Omegas have the same rights as everyone else, are free to live their own lives, to marry whomever they choose. Except for Jensen. Because, in a move that will save Ackles’ Systems from bankruptcy, Jensen’s dad has just signed him up for an arranged marriage to Jared Padalecki. Unfortunately, Jared is an idiot with a poor choice in friends, and Jensen is a stubborn dick with an unconventional profession, so it’s no surprise when their marriage quickly degenerates into a state of
open warfare.

 
Fic title: The Pie that Binds
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jensen/Jared, Jensen/Matt, Jared/OMC’s
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 29,000
Warnings: kidnapping, slavery, non-consensual drug use, most dubious consent due to drug use, attempted rape, minor character deaths, hurt!Jared, hurt!Jensen
Summary: Jensen lives in the woods, He’d never thought his sweet tooth could get him into trouble so deep he might drown in it. Jared lives in a palace made of stone because he’s the king, but he’s not very good at it.
 
Fic title: Till Death Do Us Part
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: J2
Rating: NC-17 (PG for art)
Word count: + ~126k
Warnings: major character deaths (for fic, no warnings for art)
Summary: When two young men, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, bump into each other in the crowded cab zone in front of a bustling airport, in the middle of a fierce comeback of winter in spring time, they don’t know yet how their fates will soon intertwine – and how this connection has started years before without them realizing. When the competition between the ruling mob families Jensen and Jared belong to turns into an open war, things start to get out of hand. Mob Family politics threaten to crash and burn the forbidden love, marriages are being plotted, death sentences spoken. A mysterious blue eyed consigliore, called “The Angel” and a ruthless Russian mob boss who likes to call himself Lucifer are woven into the deadly game. A game that might become obsolete, as Jensen is fighting a war of his own against an illness no one knows of, and Jared desperately tries to write his own rules by turning his parents´ schemes against them…
 
Fic title: Therapy
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evian_fork
Genre: RPS
Pairing: J2
Rating: R
Word count: 37,345
Warnings: There are instances of male-nudity, and (because of the theme) descriptions of power-imbalance. Also mentioned are one incident (each) of spanking, diapering, figging and past/off-screen, but referenced instance of self-harm. References to past dub-con. Jared suffers from self-hate/ excessive guilt and self-image issues. Unevenly sized chapters. Some language. … and I think that covers it?
Summary: Jared embarks on a D/S relationship to combat his depression.
 
Fic title: Of Princes and Prophecies
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 44,101
Summary: Jared has lost everything thanks to the usurper High King. He can’t take any of it back, but he can strike out the only way he knows how: kidnap and ransom. The High King’s fiancé is riding across the country and through Jared’s forest, and wouldn’t he be a fair prize?
Jensen has not quite resigned himself to the fate of being the High King’s second spouse when bandits strike. If he can get away from them, it might be his only chance for a life of his own. But once he finds out who the bandits’ leader really is, everything will change, for himself and for his kingdom.

 
Fic title: The Lighthouse
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: J2
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 21,388
Warnings: top!Jensen, language/sex, some angst, AU
Summary: When his adoptive mother loses her eyesight, a clueless Jensen takes her to the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind, an organization meant to empower, train, and educate those with her condition. Upon their first visit there, they meet Jared, a helpful volunteer who’s been through a similar experience with his grandfather. Jared helps Jensen adjust by befriending him and accompanying him to blindness sensitivity training classes. Jensen comes to realize that he and Jared have a connection he can’t ignore, and that this helpful volunteer could be the best thing that’s ever happened to both him and the woman who raised him.
 
Fic title: Flickers Upon Cordillera
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Genre: RPS, werewolf lore AU, shifter lore AU, post-apocalyptic AU
Pairing: Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki (others: Jensen Ackles/Matt Cohen, Jared Padalecki/Adrianne Palicki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan/Andrew Lincoln, etc.)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~70k
Warnings: explicit m/m sex, bottom!Jared, BDSM elements, dubious consent, prostitution, non-graphic violence, character deaths, some heterosexual content, minor characters from cast of The Walking Dead
Summary: It’s a brave new post-apocalyptic world. Humans no longer rule the planet, Lorics do. And at the bottom of the food chain are the shifters. This is a world pretending to be better, but racial tensions simmer thick under the surface. Then there’s Jared, genius-level shifter, pretending to be someone pretending to be Jared. And there’s Jensen, powerful Loric Alpha, falling in love with a human but accidentally bonding with a shifter. It’s an epical comedy of errors that snowballs into the biggest socio-political scandal of the millennium. One this brave new post-apocalyptic world sorely needed.
 
Fic title: The Load
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Genre: RPF
Pairing: J2
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 56k
Warnings: Brief attempted non-con (not main characters), age gap, bottom!Jensen, daddy!kink, explicit sex, language.
Summary: Jared had never picked up a hitch-hiker before. He’s spent the last five years behind the wheel of a semi-truck, looking down the endless black ribbon road like the barrel of a gun. This was his job – his life. It’s when he’s passing through Loveland, Colorado, a few weeks into the haul, that he sees him; sitting on the side of Route 287, a few scarce fingers from the yellow line dividing him from the wandering shoulder to Limbo, USA and instantaneous death. His thumb pokes out of a hole in his ratty black gloves, arms covered in flannel and denim, and his whole body is strapped under worn, beaten overalls. The line of his legs, constantly stepping backwards, becomes fractured at the calf where steel-toe boots begin.
Overalls, Jared thinks.

 
Fic Title: Yours, Mine, and Ours
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Genre: Supernatural RPS
Pairing: J2 - Jensen Ackles/Jared Padalecki
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 54,000
Warnings: slight but not to detailed self harm and thoughts of suicide, not very detailed car accident with minor injury, male on male sex (just two small scenes) and some teenage sexual exploring in general.
Summary: Jared and Jensen have been accidentally switched at birth. They grow up in vastly different circumstances owing to the fact that Jared is a werewolf in a family of humans who sometimes masquerades as the family dog while Jensen is the lone human in his pack and feels ever the third wheel. When the mix up is discovered it shakes up both families and opens a new can of worms for all involved.
 
Fic title: Fair Winds and Following Seas
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 21,000
Warnings: age difference, mentions of permanent injury (not the main characters)
Summary: Deadliest Catch AU. Keep your head down. Work hard. Never wear a hat in the wheelhouse or your luck will take a nosedive. This is the rookie advice that Jared gets in his first few days as a deckhand on board an Alaskan crabbing boat, in between catnaps and ice storms, twenty-foot seas and more near misses than he really wants to count. He also learns early mornings followed by late nights aren’t enough to kill a person, but ten minutes in below freezing waters might be, and that the biggest favor he can do for himself is to try and stay on the captain’s good side.
Jensen rose quickly through the ranks to become one of the youngest captains the fleet has ever seen, but he has been around long enough to know that no one ever gets through a season without a few battle scars. It’s Jared’s quick wit, sarcastic mouth, and a particular sort of point-of-no-return look about him that makes Jensen hire Jared on a whim, reminds Jensen a little of himself fifteen years ago. There’s nothing better than watching the morning break over the bow of the ship - Jensen just needs to keep Jared alive and well long enough for the kid to figure that out for himself.

 
Fic title: Breaking the Ice
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~70k
Summary: Jared has been harboring a crush on Jensen, the prince from the far north, ever since he was fourteen, so when his parents announce that they’ve chosen Jensen as his husband, Jared couldn’t be happier. But when Jensen arrives in Scayen, Jared realizes that there’s more to him than meets the eye — and even more that Jensen doesn’t want Jared to see. But it shouldn’t take much more than Jared’s sunny charm to melt Jensen’s icy facade, right? Except it isn’t so easy dealing with cultural differences and misunderstandings; sometimes it takes a lot of food, some good friends’ advice, a little kitten, and even a bit of magic to overcome a rocky start.
 
Fic title: Love is a Burning Thing and It Makes a Fiery Ring
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Genre: RPS AU
Pairing: J2
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 32,759
Warnings: Bottom Jensen, scenes of fire damage
Summary: Fire, one of nature’s purest forms consumes as it goes, caressing the earth in its fiery grip, like a serpents tongue it flickers and wraps its coils around living things before turning them black as life departs. Being part of the Glenveagh Fire search and rescue team was a dream job for Jared. But being part of a community that cared for each other and had no problem with Jared loving another man who happened to be the most gorgeous green eyed man he had ever met but also understood Jared’s passion for his job. Everything was going well until on a seemingly normal sunny day, one fights to stay alive while the other has to wait at his boyfriend’s base of operations. Each one living through their darkest day not knowing if they’ll see each other again.
 
Fic title: The Deeper Illusion
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Genre: RPS, AU
Pairing: J2
Rating: Nc-17
Word count: 37k
Warnings: includes some minor/previous pairings other than J2, dub-con situations, mind control, power imbalance, injured!Jensen
Summary: Agent Jared Padalecki of the FBI’s Magical Injustices Division is just doing his job when his team manages to capture high-level magic user and thief extraordinaire, Jensen Ackles. The takedown seems way too easy for Jared’s liking, but Jensen refuses to divulge his motives until an attack on his life forces him to give up a name. That name is JD Morgan - an infamous mind-weaver and all-round bad guy that the MID has been quietly hunting for years.
Using Jensen as bait, the Bureau decides to tie him and Jared together in more ways than one, and neither is particularly happy about the new arrangement. However, in the process of luring Morgan out into the open, Jensen’s precariously kept secrets threaten to be exposed, and he and Jared may just be forced to put their lives on the line.

 
Fic title: Swallowing Matches
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emmatheslayer
Genre: RPS AU
Pairing: J2
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 32k
Warnings: underage sexual content (younger Jared is the aggressor) starting at 13, implications of violence, actual violence, serial killers, rough sex, toxic relationships, bottom Jensen, Jensen/OMC
Summary: Jared’s a budding serial killer and Jensen’s the boy next door who sometimes baby-sits. They’ve always been obsessed with each other, and Jared’s always been able to get Jensen to do anything he wants.
The problem is, Jared gets jealous. And when Jensen hits high school, Jared’s not the only one who notices how pretty the boy is.

 
Fic title: Singularity
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lightthesparks
Genre: RPS (sci fi au)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: R
Word count: 21,000
Warnings: descriptions and discussion of terrorism, war crimes, violence to children, and other unsettling subjects in a sci-fi setting; nonconsensual body modification; slavery; xenophobia; apartheid, other dystopian elements, and widespread mindf*ckery
Summary: Thousands of years ago, humans left Earth and traveled to the stars. Hundreds of years later, humans left Earth once again, and founded a new home, New Terra. New Terra exists in peace, but danger lurks in her past, and the calm is nothing but a paper-thin illusion. War is returning—a centuries-old conflict between humans and “Pios,” the pioneers who left earth hundreds of years before the settlers of New Terra. Will Jensen unlock the mystery of his past? Will Special Agent Jared Padalecki find the traitor responsible for the worst act of terrorism in New Terra’s history? Or will their shared secrets push them towards a deeper hidden truth?
 
Fic title: Mayhem Afloat
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Genre: (rps)
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 33,572
Warnings: Minor Character Death
Summary: A cruise should be a relaxing vacation away from the worries of the everyday world, but with an international assassin running wild, not to mention a master jewel thief, relaxing is the last word Jared Padalecki would use to describe his voyage. Fortunately there’s a really hot lounge singer onboard to help take his mind off things.
 
Fic title: …and heartbreak ensued
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Genre: SPN RPF
Pairing: Jared/Jensen, Chris Kane/Steve Carlson, Tom Welling/Mike Rosenbaum, Chad Michael Murray/Matt Cohen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 75,041
Warnings: mentions of abortion, miscarriage, mpreg, A/B/O, werewolves, omegaverse, top!Jensen, Bottom!Jared, suicide attempt
Summary: Jared loves Jensen, he does; he just doesn’t like being an Omega. He’s assimilating, but he’ll never be the perfect Omega that society demands. After a year of hell, he’s still attempting to reconcile who he was with who he is now and the answers aren’t easy. Especially when Jared spends his free time dreaming of subjugating his Alpha and have Jensen bend to his will.
Jared plans to continue to struggle against his mate’s authority until Jensen comes to the aid of two Omegas whose problem takes up Jensen’s time and awaken a jealousy in Jared he wasn’t aware he had the capacity to feel.

 
Fic title: Untitled Superheroes or Why you should never let the media decide your superhero name
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 20k
Warnings: Swearing, description of violence and injuries (minor, not too graphic), sexual situations, implied!bottom Jared
Summary: Splashing color from your fingertips isn’t the greatest superpower to have. But when a new villain emerges who only brings darkness it is left to a young reporter and his disabled chameleon to save the city. And maybe fall in love with his roommate along the way…
Featuring Jared as a reluctant hero with a peculiar gift and a sense for bad timing, lots of color being splashed around and two boys being oblivious to what is right in front of them.
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The hero and the villain unknowingly share a flat.

 
Fic title: Blues in the Night
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Genre: J2 RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 33,000
Warnings: Vampire AU, blood, blood kink, graphic sex, PTSD, WWII, graphic violence, depiction of war, minor character death, implied character death, torture, angst, explicit sex/language.
Summary: The search for a missing elder leads Jensen to Los Angeles, California. It is his responsibility to question contacts and connections about Tyman, who has not been heard from or seen in a year. Frustrated with the search, Jensen meets a human who claims to have had a casual relationship with Tyman. Jared trades information for two pastrami sandwiches and ten thousand dollars. Unfortunately, after the trade, Jensen is no closer to finding Tyman, and a lot closer to Jared than he ever thought possible.
 
Fic title: The Wounded Don’t Cry
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG-13 (technically under the MPAA: R for language)
Word count: 87k
Summary: When artist Jensen Ackles moved to the Pacific Northwest from the southwest with his family – adoptive father Jeff and adoptive brothers Chris and Quinn – it gave him a chance to paint a whole new world of mountains and forest at the beautiful plateau near Mount Rainier. Two years later, disaster struck when Jensen was the victim of a violent attack that left his hands permanently injured to the point that he could no longer paint.
During the two years since then, he has spent days helping his father and brother at the farm, café and draft horse rescue that has become the center of their lives on the plateau while slowly recovering, physically and mentally.
One day their world is shaken when their new neighbor – a local tycoon infamous for his ruthless business methods – informs them that the survey line on their property is wrong and they are about to lose almost a third of their pasture to him. That is, unless one of them can work for him for a year, in which case he will deed over the property.
Jensen goes to work for their mysterious new neighbors – coffee magnate Jared Padalecki and his lawyer Matt Cohen – but is shocked to discover one of his own paintings hanging in the house. As the past is slowly revealed and revisited, their lives are increasingly intertwined until the fateful day where all their lives may be changed – or destroyed – forever.

 
Fic title: Gladiator: A love story
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Genre: J2 RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 29,930
Warnings: violence, minor and spn-canon character deaths, torture, references to animal deaths, references to executions, m/m sex, slavery, branding, corporal punishment, non-con touching, attempted assault, non-graphic references to non-con and dub-con, fanciful Romanization of names, anachronistic language. Probably. Well it’s not ancient Latin, anyway.
Summary: As a second son, Jensen Akelsen of Cimbria will never inherit the family farm, so he travels to Rome with a trader to join the Auxilia—the non-citizen corps of the Roman Imperial Army. Unfortunately, Jensen’s travel companion proves less than trustworthy and he finds himself sold into slavery. Jensen’s fighting skills see him bought by Ludus Armentarius, the training school which owns the most popular—and most terrifying—gladiator in all of Rome; the infamous Colossus, Jared of Illyria.
Bitterly angry and struggling to adjust, the very last thing Jensen expects to find in his new life is friendship, romance and love.

 
Fic title: You’re My Mortal Flaw; I’m Your Fatal Sin
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Genre: RPS AU
Pairing: Jensen/Jared
Rating: Mature with a few NC-17 scenes
Word count: 31,522
Warnings: Minor character death, top!Jensen, bottom!Jared, child trauma
Summary: Jared has always been a fan of heroes and hopes to someday be the sidekick to his favorite hero the Dragon. What he didn’t expect was one of the Dragon’s worst villains to kill his parents and his life changed forever after that night. Being the adopted son of his hero’s alter ego Jeffrey Dean Morgan Jared vows to do whatever it takes to prove himself to Jeff that he is a worthy hero. The day that Jensen Ackles and the new villain Chaos arrive into his life Jared’s world is altered once again. Jared finds himself swept off his feet by Jensen and unable to say no to Chaos as Tempest. He has no clue what Chaos and Jensen are the same people, they, on the other hand, have known for a while who he is and plan to never let him go. If Jared knew what was waiting for him in the shadows he would have been happy dealing with the fact that his boyfriend was a dangerous villain.
 
Fic title: Muse FM
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: PG
Word count: 31,920
Warnings: Fantasy violence
Summary: Jared’s job is boring, boring, boring. As a night security guard, he protects empty buildings by sitting on his ass and watching the security cameras while listening to a lot of talk radio. Not exactly the life he dreamed of for himself but hey, it’s a living.
When he gets chosen for a new job babysitting the front desk at Muse FM radio station, Jared’s mostly expecting more of the same. He’s not expecting Jensen, the mysterious, hoodie-wearing host of Muse FM’s overnight show, to catch his interest quite so thoroughly, or to be quite so difficult to figure out. He’s not expecting so many unanswered questions about what, exactly, he’s supposed to be protecting Jensen from. He’s also not expecting to care so much about either of those things.
Oh, and he’s definitely not expecting the monsters.

 
Fic title: Shipwreck Between Your Ribs
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Genre: RPS
Pairing: Jared/Jensen
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 40,913
Warnings: Explicit sexual content and mental illness (supernaturally induced depression, suicidal ideation). Consent issues typical of selkie tales are not present between the main pairing but are discussed.
Summary: AU: All Jensen wanted was a nice month at the beach. What he got was an over-affectionate seal that happens to turn into a hot guy when no one else is around. Jared makes Jensen’s summer better than he ever could have expected, but when his vacation is up and he has to return to the real world, Jensen finds that he’s fallen in love with someone who can only truly love the ocean.
 




SAM/DEAN
Fic title: Sometimes Love Don’t Feel Like It Should
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Genre: Wincest
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: PG-13 for show-level violence, sexual suggestiveness, bad language, dark themes
Word count: 27,784
Warnings: suggested non-con, self-harm, addiction, sibling incest (not explicit)
Summary: Investigating a rodent problem in the bunker, Sam and Dean find a magic door that reveals alternate realities, worlds that came into being when Dean made different choices throughout his life, sometimes disastrous ones. When Dean finds another version of his little brother, one who is wounded and alone and needs his help, his instincts lead to potential disaster as he learns that things aren’t always what they seem.
 
Fic title: Flyover States
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Genre: Wincest
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 32,000
Warnings: sexual content, canon-typical violence, angst
Summary: Sam’s world tips on its axis after his girlfriend dies in a fire and his brother is the only thing that keeps him from drowning. Despite his every intention to hunt down the demon that killed both Jessica and his mother 22 years ago and then returning to his studies, that plan grows more and more distant.
The ever-presence of Dean’s care morphs into something else over time, born from the need for comfort and fueled by danger and desperation, and Sam realizes something about the both of them. But transitioning from being brothers that are just beginning to find their way around each other again to something more, something that could potentially destroy them for good, is anything but easy.

 
Fic title: Seven Rows of Seven
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Genre: Wincest
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 28,500
Summary: Soulless Sam reconsiders the leprechaun’s offer to retrieve his soul from the Cage. As they leave Elwood, Indiana behind them, Soulless Sam reads the fairy spell book in the car and weighs the pros and cons of giving up the freedom of being without a soul. Due to a series of ill-considered decisions, the payment of boons owed to the fairies cause changes to the brothers’ relationship that have been a lifetime in the making.
 
Fic title: The lost plateau - The lost daughter
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Genre: Wincest AU, partial fusion with The Lost World
Pairing: Dean/Sam
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 30k
Warnings: hurt Dean and hurt Sam, bottom!Sam, top!Dean, human Castiel, animalistic Impala, dinosaurs, ghosts and demons
Summary: Still trapped on the plateau without the first clue about a way to escape, the members of the Campbell-Singer expedition settle in their new lives through more adventures and strange discoveries : backbreaking work down in the mines, ghosts and monsters, deadly volcano and ceremonial caverns !
The Winchester brothers and their allies might stand a chance of surviving all foes and obstacles if they prove smarter than the traitor in their midst, ready to take advantage of their weaknesses to get what he wants more than anything.
Notes : this fic is a sequel to my 2016 bigbang, The lost plateau – The lost brother. If you haven’t read it, you’ll find everything you need to know in the new story.

 
Fic title: I Wanna Live With You (Even When We‘re Ghosts)
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Genre: Wincest
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 23,400
Warnings: Character death (Dean is a ghost), suicidal ideation
Summary: The Winchesters learned a long time ago that it takes more than death to part them. But Dean didn’t count on two things when he decided to stick around – Sam harbors feelings that aren’t just brotherly for him, and Bobby was right about what eventually happens to ghosts.
 
Fic title: Moments Lost
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Genre: Wincest
Pairing: Sam/Dean. Pre-Crowley/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 29,780
Warnings: Temporary Major Character Death. Suicide. Blood, guts and gore. Dark Themes. Time Travelling Winchesters
Summary: Sam’s gone, Dean’s barely holding on, and Castiel - well, Castiel’s left nursing a man who’s already given up.
When Dean decides The Empty would be preferable to a life without his brother, Castiel has to find a way to scrub the red from his clothes and fix the world, a world that needs the Winchesters.
It takes a deal with a deity who wants nothing more than to see the Winchesters burn, a reforming of old friendships, and an alliance with an unholy creature to bring Sam back into play and stop Dean making a cataclysmic mistake (again).
Now, all that’s stopping the universe being shredded is a group of individuals that make absolutely no sense: two desperate and disheveled Hunters, one half flaccid Angel, and a Demon who doesn’t know which side of the fence he’s sitting on any more.
Can Dean let go of this Sam? Will Crowley finally pick a side? Can Castiel live with his guilt? Who knows, but one thing is set in stone: The Winchesters and their family never give up without a fight and they’ll take whoever they need to, down with them.

 
Fic title: (Only) the Gods Can Dwell Forever
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Genre: wincest
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Dean Winchester
Rating: NC-17
Word count: +34k
Warnings: graphic descriptions of violence
Summary: In his desperation to save his brother from The Mark of Cain, Sam makes a pact with Ishtar, the Sumerian goddess of love. The story follows Sam as he struggles to finish his quest, and comes to terms with his relationship with Dean. Only to discover that the solution has been with him all along.
 
Fic title: Stillness in Winter
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Genre: Wincest - unrelated , slash
Pairing: Dean/Sam
Rating: R
Word count: 34k
Warnings: Vampires, Murder and slow, sleepy sex
Summary: As the world around him gives up its autumn colors and settles down into the long cold of winter, Sam’s own body is finally slowing into its own kind of hibernation. Deep in the mountains with only Dean and a broken laptop for company, isolation is their best defense against the outside world during the vulnerability of Sam’s transformation. Sam didn’t expect becoming a vampire to be easy, but he didn’t expect almost a decade of being mind-numbingly bored either. He should have remembered that the world has cures for boredom – and the cure is always worse than the disease. 





Fic title: The Many Bitchfaces of Sam Winchester
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Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Word count: 22400
Warnings: canonical death, but not all canonical deaths, show level violence, spn au, John Winchester neutral, canon verse, canon divergent, brotherly relationship, angst, misunderstandings
Summary: Sam’s always had a way with words. Dean’s always admired it, respected it. But what he can do with a single facial expression? That’s pure genius.
 
Fic title: A Step Beyond Logic
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Genre: Gen
Rating: R
Word count: 20,760
Warnings: Major Character Death, Side Character Deaths
Summary: When Gadreel kills Kevin, it triggers a series of personal losses and grief that devastate Dean. He continues to hunt, but travels a path of moral ambiguity, self-searching, and analysis that ultimately leads him to take drastic action. Working with Rowena, Dean confronts God (Chuck) and seeks to violently reshape the world on a scale that even the Winchesters have never attempted before.





Fic title: Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death
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Genre: SPN AU
Pairing: Dean/Cas
Rating: R
Word count: 31191
Warnings: character death, sexual content, horror elements
Summary: When Sam came home, they thought that their troubles would be over. That they could get back the normal life they craved so much but when the demon who had spent more than a decade torturing them threatens to take away everything and everyone they love; Sam and Dean are forced to team up with Crowley via a binding spell. Instead of normal they are forced to deal with the horrors of time travel, curses, evil spirits, the devil and a weapon that could potentially blow up their entire lives.
Continues on from His Name Was Death and Hell Followed with Him.






Fic title: Curse Breaker
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Genre: Supernatural AU
Pairing: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Castiel, Dean/Sam/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 50,722
Warnings: Mystery, Horror, Memory manipulation, Spells and curses, Light blasphemy, Brief references to torture–including sexual assault and mutilation, War, Demon deals, Hellhounds, Blood drinking, Slavery, Immortality, Deception and lies, Sibling Rivalry, Wings, Rimming, Biting, Anal, Hand feeding, Humiliation, Service Submission, Magically induced asexuality, Complicated book restoration
Summary: In Heaven, all angels bow to Michael, immortal god and supreme ruler, the architect of peace and order. At his command, Castiel, a humble librarian, is sent to Hell to serve as ambassador, the liaison between regimented Heaven and unruly Hell. Castiel doesn’t feel up to the task, especially after meeting Lord Winchester, the charismatic and cruel ruler of a large territory in Hell. At Winchester Hall Castiel finds secrets, lies and manipulations. But he may also find the answer to the disturbing dreams that have long disrupted his sleep.




Fic title: Sweets For My Sweet
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Genre: SPN AU
Pairing: Sabriel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 24k
Warnings: Gore, Murder, Blood, Blood-play, Mental Illness, Hallucinations, Injury, Bleeding, Serial Killers, Psychology, mentions of abuse, mentions of sex trafficking, death
Summary: Serial killers Sam Winchester and Gabriel Novak dole out their brand of poetic justice as the Karma Killers, disposing of those who have slipped through the law’s fingers. After a botched kill tears them apart, leaving Gabriel in jail and Sam floundering on his own, the two Killer lovebirds have to find a way to be together, or die trying.
 


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anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for college? Not theatre specific but just the experience in general. I'm starting soon and am absolutely terrified.

Yes!

  • Drink water.
  • Eat.  You will feel you don’t have time to eat, but you do.  Eat.  Do it.  You will thank me later.
  • Eat healthy, if you can.  College is often the first time many of us get a chance to eat whatever we want, whenever we want.  You will probably gain weight which is not the end of the world, but try to stay healthy, despite the new-found freedom.  You will feel more energized and focused if you do!
  • Remember, the freshman fifteen is real.  But it’s not exactly what you think.  Yes, we often eat a little (or a lot) worse than in high school because we are in control of all of our own food now, and many people are drinking for the first time, but keep in mind…Your body is also maturing at this age.  Have you seen the difference between many high schoolers and college students?  College students aren’t just “bigger,” they are more filled out, and their bodies are more mature looking.  Things are still changing your body as you enter your 20s, so don’t stress too much if your clothes don’t fit the same way as in high school.  That’s normal and natural.  
  • Always have a protein/granola bar/apple in your bag.  Something small and quick to eat when you’re really low on fuel.  
  • Go take walks.  It’s a great way to wake yourself up and get a little sunshine.  And it’s some nice “me” time!
  • Get your sleep!  Okay, I love sleep, and I never did an all-nighter in college.  I slept a good amount every night (except a few tech weeks, but even then, at least five hours!) and I almost never got sick.  Your body has a breaking point, and it cannot run on coffee.  Get your sleep!  You’ll be more efficient at your work if you do!
  • Be you.  Here’s the cool thing.   You are going to a new school, new place, new everything.  Even if you’re going to a school where you know a lot of other students, you get the chance to be whatever and whoever you want.  Whatever reputation you had in high school can go out the window!  So be you, and don’t be afraid of what people will think.  College is so much more chill than high school, and people aren’t judging your every move in the same way.  
  • You will probably lose contact with most, if not all of your high school friends.  This is okay.  It can be sad, but it’s not unusual.  Friendships come and go, and that doesn’t mean that they weren’t meaningful. 
  • Embrace change.  You’re getting older, things are different and new, and it can be scary.  Run towards the fear.  It’ll all be okay.
  • Drink or don’t drink.  Have sex or don’t have sex.  Do drugs or don’t do drugs.  But be safe.  Please be safe.  A classmate of mine died of alcohol poisoning while I was in school.  A classmate of mine went to jail for dealing drugs.  A classmate of mine got pregnant and had to get an abortion her senior year.  Please please please be safe.   Drink water in between your alcoholic drinks, eat well, use a condom, get tested…  Be safe.  
  • Don’t feel like you have to do any or all of those things. If you aren’t into casual sex, don’t do it.  No big deal. Nobody’s going to call you out and say, “Hey, everybody’s having sex, why aren’t you?”  If you aren’t comfortable drinking at parties, just bring a water bottle filled with water.  If anybody asks, just say you’re not drinking.  They’ll probably leave it at that.  Nobody’s going to say, “What an idiot, they’re not drinking, they’re probably judging us.”  Nobody cares.  Truly, they’re all too caught up in their own college experience to care.  But at the same time, if you want to break out of your shell and try new things, this is the time to do it!  But see the note above about being safe plllllease.  
  • Be aware at parties.  I went to one frat party in my four years, and any other parties I went to were just theatre folks, and we really watched out for each other.  But if you’re at a party where you don’t know many people, really watch your drink and just be aware.  I don’t want to scare you into thinking somebody’s going to jump you, but awareness really helps out a lot!
  • Don’t drink and drive.  Period.
  • Be careful walking around at night on campus or around campus.  Awareness.  That’s all I’m going to say.   
  • Don’t be afraid to talk to your professors.  They’re often pretty cool!  Let’s say you’ve got a big paper due the same week for every single class. If you come to them well enough in advance and explain the situation, they’ll probably give you an extension so that you have a bit more sanity while writing. But if you go in the day before it’s due, they probably won’t be so kind.  In addition, if you already have a relationship with that teacher and a reputation for being on time, active in class, and diligent, they’re even more likely to give you a break.  So essentially…Your professors aren’t your enemy.  If you treat their class with respect, they’ll probably cut you some slack and help you out.
  • Start assignments early.  I know, I’m such a goodie-two-shoes, but seriously!  I would start my papers as soon as they were assigned, partially because I knew that if I waited, I would probably get bogged down by a show and stressed out.  But I cannot tell you how much more relaxing college was when I actually did my work early rather than waiting until the night before.  Though my friends did kind of hate me on those all-nighters where I was sleeping peacefully.  =)
  • It’s not a stress competition.  You will hear this, I promise.  “I only got five hours of sleep last night.”  “Well I only got three hours of sleep last night!”  “I have two big papers due this week.”  “Well I have four big papers due and a big test.”  Guys… We’re all stressed.  It’s not a competition.  It’s okay to want to vent to friends, but don’t try to one-up each other’s stress.  You really don’t want to be the winner of that competition anyways…
  • Don’t be afraid to ask where a building is.  Nobody cares, it’s not a big deal.  Don’t be embarrassed!  I promise the campus will feel like home soon.
  • Communicate with your roommate.  Otherwise little things will build up and you’ll want to strangle them.  
  • You don’t have to be best friends with everybody on your for.  I think movies and TV shows give this skewed vision of college where all the girls on a floor go hang out in one person’s door and watch Grey’s Anatomy together every week… Now, that does happen for some people, and you can often meet really great groups of people who you enjoy being around in groups, but if it doesn’t happen, don’t feel out of place.  College is not like the movies or TV shows, and it’s going to be a unique experience for everybody.
  • Get your focus off of romance.  If it comes, it comes.  If it doesn’t, it doesn’t.  There are so many incredible things happening in college, and if you’re just focused on finding the love of your life (also an important thing, not denying it) then you may find that you miss a lot!
  • Go talk to the counselor!  I wish I had done this when I was at school.  We had free counseling services, and even though I never really had any serious issues in college, they’re open for anything.  You can go and just talk about your workload or something that happened in class or anything!  Utilize those services!  Some of my friends had serious stuff happen to them during their four years, and they really relied on those counselors.  It’s a great tool, and nobody is going to judge you.  
  • Don’t forget your hobbies!  They don’t have to disappear just because you’re not in high school anymore!  They will really help you manage the change into college as well, so don’t neglect them!
  • Get your gen-eds out of the way.  Particularly if they really suck.  You really don’t want to be taking shitty gen-eds your senior year, so get them over with early.  
  • Schedule smart.  I know in high school you had to get up hella early, but you don’t always have to do that in college.  I took a very small number of 8 AM classes because they were required for my major and it was the only time they were offered, but when I could, I started my day at 10 AM.  For me, I knew I would have shows at night that would keep me up.  When I didn’t have shows, I’d still get up around 8:30, but then I’d have an hour and a half of me time before the day started, which just made life so much more pleasant.  Try to schedule your stuff in chunks as well so that you’re not just going back and forth from your dorm to classes all day.  A little break can be nice, but you don’t want to be doing that for a whole semester between each class.  
  • Take classes that interest you!  My major was pretty restricting, but I did get the chance to take a couple of classes that were not major requirements, but were things I was really interested in!  Do it!  This is your time to learn, take a class just because!
  • Check your degree requirements.  So, for me, I had this site I could go to that showed my “Degree Evaluation,” and basically checked off what classes I had done and what classes I still had to do.  Be on top of this.  Plan your four years out at least loosely.  You do not want to be caught your senior year, realizing that you needed a semester of intermediate French to graduate.  It happens all too often, and colleges do have advisers who are supposed to guide you through this, but more often than not, they’re not helpful at all.  So take control and make sure you’re getting all of your requirements filled.
  • Have fun.  It’s a blast, really.  It may or may not be the best years of your life, but no matter what, it will be an experience you’ll never forget!
Work Comes Home - Part 2

Summary: You work for the company that publishes Hamilton: The Revolution. You meet Lin-Manuel at work and who knows what will happen?

Words: 2426

Author’s Note: Thank you to everyone who enjoyed part 1! It’s crazy, I didn’t even think I would need to write a second part, but I’m glad I did. Enjoy! Please let me know of any mistakes or errors, I’m not the best at editing my own work. (I will openly state, I am Canadian so some words may or may not be spelt different from American English. If people are really fussy about it, I can go in and change them but for now just accept the extra ‘U’s and whatever else.)

Disclaimer:  I know the timeline is not at all accurate to when the Hamilton book was actually released and important dates/holidays. But just go with it :) artistic liberties and what not.

Warnings: Some swearing. 

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Advice for aspiring theatre students:

Hoard things. Especially if you’re in high school and want to continue theatre after high school. Hoard every scene, monologue, song even audition material no matter what it is. If there are multiple audition materials, pick up everything. Even if you think you’ll never use it, even if you think it’s horrible material. Never throw any of it away, keep it in a binder or a box and never look at it because some day you MIGHT need it or benefit from it and it’ll save your ass.