i know that people who haven’t gotten tickets or won’t get tickets are going to be disappointed, but please don’t get too down about it. going to a show is amazing, of course, and hearing the songs in person is amazing, of course, but it costs a lot of money and sometimes you have to deal with really annoying people and sometimes people hold signs up in front of your face or you’re behind someone really tall so you can’t see shit anyway. but you know who doesn’t have to deal with those issues? people who are at home. anyone who doesn’t go will still get to see amazing videos and photos from the shows without paying a cent and you’ll get to follow along with what’s happening on tumblr and twitter and there’s a lot of fun in that too tbh. remember when every otra show trended worldwide and every night, we’d all get excited and wait for the first ridiculous fan reports, half of which were total bullshit, and grainy LQ pics of what they boys were wearing and doing onstage? and then in the days following each show, we’d get so many beautiful closeup HQ pics and videos that we could watch from our bedrooms and living rooms and feel like we were practically there. the 1d fandom makes even following along with a concert from home a really great experience, so as disappointed as some people may be to not get tickets, you can experience harry’s tour in a different way that’s still a lot of fun - and you get to do it without any of the annoyances and problems that can happen when you’re actually there in person. so just keep that in mind and try not to get too upset if you haven’t/don’t get tickets. 💚
Idk but to me I felt that the ending for Bleach was when Ichigo lost his powers. It feels right to me... Where would you consider the ending Bleach?
i actually enjoyed the fullbring arc, so i personally would’ve preferred it if bleach ended right after ichigo got his powers back! i really like how it showed us what happens after The Hero’s Journey ends and they return to their ordinary life. it’s like, what’s wendy gonna do after coming back from neverland, u know??
except now, it’s all about how ichigo’s disconnected from his friends and family, how he’s dissatisfied with his human life, how he’s saving up to move out of his house after graduation (his house!! that we know and love!! that was there since the first chapter!!) and i thought it was quite symbolic how every single person in ichigo’s human life turned on him under tsukishima’s mind control - suggesting he doesn’t have a place in the human world anymore. and the ones who rescue him are, of course, shinigami.
in the end, it comes full circle. it’s raining, everything’s gone to shit, ichigo’s just about given up on life. and we finally get to the epilogue of years of powerups and ridiculous ass-pulls, but in a way that i can suspend disbelief because it’s callback, and callbacks make sense.
( not to say the fullbring arc was perfect - after it ended, i was really upset that kubo completely dropped the ball on karin’s development. she was perfectly set up in the beginning to become karakura’s next substitute shinigami, but that never went anywhere. :/
I am glad that Moonlight won and La La Land didn't.
La La Land does not deserve to be demonized.
People talking about Moonlight “snatching” the award are missing the point of creatives coming together to support one another. Moonlight deserves the award and La La Land handed it over as graciously, tactfully, and encouragingly as is even possible to do so in such a confusing and emotional moment.
Moonlight deserves the award hands down, but La La Land is still a good film. These actions do not cancel out the other - because Moonlight is the real winner, does not make La La Land a bad or undeserving film by default. We cannot praise the supportive interactions and reactions of the two teams onstage while simultaneously being bitter, salty, or mean-spirited in our own interactions and reactions.
Moonlight won - awesome! Historic! We should talk about how important this is!
La La Land didn’t - there could only be one winner, but it’s still a great film deserving of praise!
Please don’t use this as fodder to create more division and squabble. Two great films were represented onstage, and they supported each other. We can do the same.
Jensen opens his eyes and immediately closes them again. His head is pounding, it’s too bright in the hotel room, his entire body aches.
After a couple minutes of stretching and groaning and adjusting his eyes to the sunlight, he fumbles for his phone on the nightstand and ends up with a piece of notebook paper in his hand instead. In terrible handwriting, there are a few random words on the paper like “breakfast,” “crepe options,” and “hamburger meat with onions.” He bunches the paper up and tosses it aside before grabbing his phone and lying back down against the bed.
For some reason his email app is open, and a drafted email is waiting to be sent. It’s addressed to Jim Michaels, with the subject line “Get fuckd.”
In the body of the email is written, “I think I want to quit the show and open a food truck. I have a lot of great ideas for a food truck, and I’m writing up a menu right—”
Jensen deletes the drafted email and scrambles through his sent messages to make sure he didn’t actually email anyone. Thankfully, he didn’t.
He checks his text messages next and finds that the only person he texted yesterday was his wife. Thank fucking god.
I’m wearing the underwear you bought me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The pair I said I’d never wear in a million years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m wearing it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jensen’s eyes widen and his face heats up as he stares at his phone, the words blurring together. He tears the covers away from his lap and looks down at himself. The only thing he’s wearing is a pair of peach-colored boxer briefs that are too big on him.
During the band’s early gigs, Dan tended to hide in the back, while you were front and center onstage. These days, he’s very energetic and often climbs speakers. How do you feel about his progression as lead singer?
It’s quite amazing. I sometimes forget
that he used to be so shy. You’d have to give him a half spot of wine, sit down and have a talking to just to get him onto a stage. Now he’s boundless in his energy. I’m quite grateful. I’ve adopted the opposite approach – sultry, moody rock star cool. Which means when I’m hungover, I still can look exactly the same without doing anything. Dan has to jump and stay fit. I’m also amazed that he’s never out of breath! If I walk up a flight of stairs and try to have a conversation, I have to sit down and I can’t speak.
So I just saw Newsies Live and it was the best thing that ever happened.
The camera work was super impressive. The close ups really allowed for smaller details to come through.
The singing and audio was absolutely amazing. The cast album has nothing on the live recording. Nothing. Their voices have all matured so much and the difference is so noticeable.
Jeremy Jordan is an angel. He brought a new depth to the that might have been harder to see on stage. His facial expressions really shone through in the close up shots. His Santa Fe also made me want to cry. The last note was the most beautiful sound I have ever heard.
Ben Fankhauser was also incredible! His Davey really develops as the show goes on. The acting was so perfect. His speaking voice is also so amazing. It’s so quietly determined but so clear, and when he shouts it makes you want to cry.
Kara Lindsay was so good! Her voice had really developed since the original recordings. It’s not quite as shrill - something that really came through in Watch What Happens. Her acting was stellar - the perfect balance between sassy and determined, and just a little bit unsure. Her and Jeremy really brought a whole new level of romance. All there interactions were so adorable.
Andrew Keenan Bolger was amazing as usual. I never knew Crutchie was so angry!! His acting really was great and you felt so much when Letter from the Refuge came on. He was perfectly balanced between innocent and young, and also an experienced newsie.
Also Ben Tyler Cook is possibly my favourite person ever. His voice is so high!! He really brought a sense of humour to the musical and his dancing was spectacular. King of New York was definitely a highlight and all of his lines were well executed and brought just enough lightheartedness to make you laugh.
All of the chorus were amazing. They’re all such high energy performers and every minute they were onstage you really felt like they were living the story. The dancing was so good and Seize the Day was the best.
Also they really went all the way with the fight scenes. It doesn’t normally look that impressive in theatre but the jump cuts in this version really added to effect. There was some really excellent camera work going on.
Some of my fave moments include:
- all the harmonies! The audio quality was great and you could hear all of the lines. The harmonies were so beautiful
- in Seize the Day they added some more dancers and turns and stuff. It was so together
- when Crutchie was taken away Jack looked so heartbroken
- when Katherine was revealed to be Pulitzers daughter there was a massive gasp from my cinema. It was so funny.
- after Jack shakes Roosevelt’s hand he freaks out with Davey in the background.
- “poor GUYS head is spinning"
- Katherine laughing at Race when he says erster
- “it’s a compromise we can all live with”
- ben fankhauser’s voice is so pure
- HD spitting
Overall it was so great and you notice all these subtle thugs that weren’t really visible before. When one character is saying something important they often cut to a reaction shot of another character which really adds more depth to all of them. It was a really enjoyable show and I encourage everyone to go watch it or buy it when it’s released on dvd.
Summary: Reader is taking the part of Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway alongside Aaron Tveit as Fiyero and Libby Servais as Glinda. Daveed is her boyfriend and gets jealous of the relationship that the reader and Aaron share on and off stage.
Note: Well,I’m back at it whether you like it or not. Thanks so much for the feedback on Lost in You. I pumped out this fic for y’all mostly based on the fact that I’m extreme trash for Wicked, Daveed, and Aaron so this was birthed from that. Thanks to those nearest and dearest to my heart, @strongenoughfoundation, @literallylin, and @linslovelylocks for listening to my rambles about my idea for this. I hope you all enjoy! As usual feedback is appreciated.
“Looking a little sick, aren’t you? It’s almost showtime!”
Glancing in the mirror, all you saw was green. Your face, your neck, your hands. All green. And for a pretty good reason: you were finally going to be whom almost every actress longs to be: Elphaba Thropp, the leading lady in Wicked. You’ve been working for this role ever since you got the chance to see Idina originated the role back in ‘03.
“Very funny, Lin. Truly. I haven’t heard that one before.” Lin Manuel Miranda. The man was a genius. The two of you met back in 2006 when you were fresh out of high school and he was working on Heights at an acting seminar in the city. You never lost contact and became fast friends despite the age difference. Eventually you befriended his wife Vanessa and the two of you meet every Saturday for a little shopping trip.
“I’m just kidding, (Y/N). I’m proud of you. You’ve come all this way from that little 18 year old dreamer. Look how well you did in Hamilton.”
Yes, it’s true. Everyone’s other dream: to be in the new hit musical. As a part of the original cast ensemble, you got to sing and dance onstage every night beside your closest friends. You and Jasmine became almost attached at the hip as soon as rehearsals began. When she and Anthony began dating, the two of you became close as well. Let’s not forget the most important relationship: You and Daveed. The two of you had been crushing on each other and flirting since the beginning. “If you don’t snatch him up soon, I will.” Jasmine used to tease you. “Jaz, you have a boyfriend!” You would reply. He finally gathered up the courage to ask you out last summer and the two of you have been going strong ever since. Even after almost a year, the two of you were still on cloud nine.
“C’mon Lin, don’t tease the poor girl. Can’t you seen she’s nervous?” Daveed said, walking into your dressing room with a smirk on his face.
“Baby, I’m not nervous. Just, well, okay maybe I am a bit nervous. I mean who wouldn’t be. Playing Elphie is an honor.” You replied shakingly.
“I have full confidence in you, (Y/N/N). You’re going to go out on that stage and kill it. Defy gravity. No pun intended.” Daveed affirmed, embracing you in his arms, careful not to smudge any green.
“I second that!” Lin piped in, “Or V and I wouldn’t have flown all the way from London to see you. You’re gonna do amazing out there.”
“(Y/N)! Get in your place. It’s almost time!. Good Luck!” the stagehand, Ralph, called from outside the door.
“Oh, God I think I’m going to be sick!” You cried, pacing back and forth running your hands along your face.
“Well, geez, you do look a little gree-” “Seriously, Lin?” “Sorry. Good luck, I know you’ll do amazing out there. Show em’ what you’re made of!” He said, running out of the room heading to his seat.
“Hey, Look at me.” Daveed said softly, grabbing your arm pulling you closer to him. Glancing up at him through your eyelashes, you began to listen to what he had to say.
“You’re going to get on that stage, give the best performance of your life, and make the audience go wild at the finale. You’ve worked so hard for this role and you deserve it without a doubt.” With the way he looked right into your eyes, you knew what he said was sincere.
“God dammit, D, you’re gonna make me cry. I can’t have this damn paint smudge!” You answered with a giggle.
“Well, you know me always making the ladies cry.” He winked at you, pointing with finger guns.
“Finger guns, really?” You said with crossed arms and a smile on your face.
“Oh come on you know you love em’!” Daveed said on his way out of the room. While he was walking out, another just happened to walk in.
“Aaron!” You exclaimed. Aaron Tveit. The man of everyone’s dreams. Tall build, blonde hair, gleaming eyes, and a killer smile. As the two of you began to talk, you didn’t notice the slight scowl on your boyfriends face as he left the room.
this is my first request on your blog ><'' uhm, so a hc with the rfa+v+saeran where they see MC at a public place (bus/train station, supemarket, park, etc..) and they are immediately captivated by her. Will they approach her? you decide :D thanks!!
uwaaaaaa~ welcome!! <3 please enjoy your stay~! sorry it was a little late, i have a bunch of things going on so they all might be a little shorter too T_T
P.S. I’ll try and post a bunch of stuff today to make up for all the time i didn’t but i can’t promise anything <3
P.P.S I think i’m sick now so i guess I have more time to write??? T___T But being sick sucks… lololol alliteration
- Yoosung was rushing his way to school. His bus was very late so he had to catch the train
- then he saw her
- she stood on the other end/side of the platform with her head bowed, focused on her phone, headphones in her ears
- he saw the clear screen of flappy bird and the score of 74 in a window reflection
- as he stood, waiting for the train, he couldn’t seem to keep his eyes off her
- soon enough though, her train pulled up quickly and she was enveloped (is that the word its the only one that i could think of) in the crowds of rushing people
- his train pulled up soon after and he got on, almost bumping into someone
- when he got to school, all he could think about was the girl on the other side of the platform
- his friends teased him during the breaks about why he was so distracted the whole day
- you were super excited to get these tickets
- most of his shows were all old out within the first hour but one of your friends had pulled a few strings with her sister who was a friend of the wife of one of the actors… basically you got free tickets!
- who were you seeing??? well, duh, Zen~!
- you fidgeted in your seat, your friend laughing at you from her seat beside you
- when Zen came onstage you were captivated by his singing… his acting… his dancing… and his looks too of course
- honestly you were incredulous that he even existed (did i use the word right…? i know what it means but still…)
- he saw you in the crowd too and for a second he seemed to forget his lines for a second
- he sent you a discreet wink and you died inside as your friend laughed at you silently
- sadly, after the show ended, you got swept away by the crowd and didn’t see him again… until you met the RFA~
- it was one of the very rare occasions that she had a day off
- Jaehee was ecstatic when Jumin told her she could relax for the day because he had to go on a business trip with his father and all the other sections would deal with things
- she decided to go on a refreshment day which included going to one of the new cafe’s that opened close to the C&R building for breakfast
- she pushed open the door with a new skip in her step and ordered a latte as well as some (insert cool breakfast food here)
- when she went and sat down, another girl walked in, ordering a latte also before going over to sit with her friend
- when the barista people called out the latte order, both Jaehee and the girl walked over to collect it
- their hands cliche-ly touched as they reached for the cup and Jaehee felt her heartbeat speed up
- “oh, sorry about that.” Jaehee smiled and pulled her hands away
- “don’t worry about it. thank you” the girl smiled back and took the coffee, going back to her table
- Jaehee watched her go, smiling to herself as her coffee came also
- You sighed, swirling your drink around in it’s crystal glass (oh, you’re super fancy fancy high class etc etc here)
- you stood, bored out of your mind on the side of the room, watching as people talked mindlessly amongst each other
- it was a boring dinner party hosted by one of your acquaintances. you’d only agreed to see if you could meet any new companies for deals.
- it had been about three hours and a bit when you decided that if you left now, it wouldn’t be seen as rude
- you placed the glass down, making your way over to your acquaintance to tell her that you were going. you didn’t notice the eyes that followed you across the room
- a dark haired male watched as you walked over to your friends
- he hadn’t met you yet, though he had heard of the incredibly talented owner of your company. aka, you
- he was already infatuated from earlier that night as he saw you deal with incompetent businesspeople
- though he couldn’t talk to you as he was already too busy with the people surrounding him
- you left soon after, not noticing that he was entranced by you completely
- he was undercover at a nightclub for a field job
- attempting to be undercover, he went over to the bar to grab a drink
- there, he saw a girl who looked incredibly uncomfortable as a guy started going closer to her and talking to her
- he could see why, the girl was stunning and he’d heard her joking around a lot with her friends earlier, but clearly she wasn’t enjoying it
- deciding to help out (plus it would help him look less suspicious), he walked up to her and put his arm around her, glaring at the other guy.
- “hey babe, come with me, i want to introduce you to someone” he said before leaning down and whispering to her “i saw you looked super uncomfortable earlier and i thought i’d make sure you’re okay. let’s just make sure this guy leaves you alone for the rest of the night.” she nodded and whispered back a ‘thank you’
- they left the other guy, quickly reporting him to the bar people and walking over to a table (idk as i said i’m a tiny child i’ve never been to a nightclub)
- after chatting for a while and making sure she knew where her friends were and that she was okay, Seven saw his target ducking away
- he quickly apologised to the unknown girl and slipped away, following his target and hoping that he’d meet her again one day (though he knew it was futile)
(okay, so he’s not blind here just for convenient purposes)
- you decided to visit the park for a one-person picnic lunch
- you hadn’t been to the park in ages because you were too busy with work/school but the weather was lovely today so you thought screw it i’m going
- after spreading out your picnic blanket under a tree, half in the sun and half in the shade, you spread out your small arrangement of food and just enjoyed the peace and quiet
- soon enough, when the soft golden light gently danced across your skin, you fell asleep, headphones in your ears and listening to music
- a certain light blue haired man was passing by, just taking photos for his new exhibition at the art gallery
- he spotted you laying down on your picnic blanket, the dappled sunlight grazing across your skin. the lighting was perfect and you looked beautiful
- he took the photo juuuuust right so you wouldn’t be able to tell the identity of the person in it. when he looked at it again, he just smiled to himself
- he was out at the shopping centre, keeping an eye on a potential target for Mint Eye
- he sat in the food court with ice cream, trying to not look suspicious
- looking around he was surprised as he saw a girl get dared to eat a whole (massive portion of food) by her silver-haired friend (>.0 thats what i’m here for //slapped)
- she finished it off soon and he was impressed by her skill as well as her in general
- as she left the food court, so did his suspect so he followed the two of them, walking into random shops and looking around why was he in the pet store
- her jokes and just mindless chatter with her friend intrigued him and he found himself genuinely laughing at some of them
- when she left, he found himself upset, though he couldn’t grasp a reason as to why
- so, for the remainder of watching his suspect, all he could think about was the girl in the food court~
uwah, i couldn’t really think of anything for saeran, so apologies for that
also writing really late at night makes me want to use really fancy words lolololololol
Prompt: Imagine Tom Hiddleston has a crush on you and he is feeling jealous of James McAvoy on “The Graham Norton Show” because James talks about how great the chemistry was between you, his co-star, and him in your latest film.
Also, some of the timelines are going to be off in this, to make stuff fit.
You were fidgeting with your red skin tight dress as you stood backstage at the Graham Norton show with your current co-star James McAvoy and ex-costar Tom Hiddleston. You checked your phone for the eighteenth time, seeing a text from your best friend in the whole world, Ida.
“Good luck! : )” she sent, upbeat and encouraging as always. She’d been your good friend for five years now and she was busy with her music journalist job, interviewing Metallica tonight.
“Thanks!” you replied back.
“You ready for this, Y/N?” James asked, his Scottish accent so thick and so nice, you loved the way your name sounded on his lips. He was buttoning his suit jacket as he glanced your way. You tried not to stare, but goddamn was that hard. He was funny, handsome, clever, charming, talented….there wasn’t anything you didn’t like about him.
REQUEST: (from anon) Okay can you Maybe write something inspired by the song “Jessie’s girl”? Like harry having a friend that wants you as his girlfriend but you’re with harry and so on ? Really fluffy? Would be so cute and nice from you! 😘
Thank you to the one who requested it!
While writing, I listened to Glee’s version on Jessie’s girl and it made me miss Cory so much!
I wasn’t able to proofread this yet… super sorry. And I’m sorry as well because I wasn’t able to put “really fluffy” to this, just “fluffy”.
Today the birthday of my little petal Y/N. She thought that it would just be me and her tonight, but what she doesn’t know was that I threw her a surprise party with the help of Niall.
Niall was the one who introduced us three years ago, and after a few months of courting, she was finally mine.
“Petal, you ready?” I shouted. Usually, after 30 minutes of waiting for her to get ready I’d start pestering her to rush but it’s her birthday, another 30 minutes won’t hurt.
“Almost done Poppet!” she shouted back. The nickname both gives me the creeps and the butterflies.
Creeps because it’s not manly enough for my masculinity, but butterflies knowing that she’s the only one who calls me that. It’s like our special nicknames for each other.
Poppet & Petal.
“Done.” I was too into my thoughts that I didn’t hear her descending the staircase. I was mesmerised by what I saw.
My Petal was rocking a red lace sleeveless dress with black heels. Her hair was curled to one side and she was wearing the jewelry set that I gave her this morning.
“Wow.” was the only word that came out of my mouth.
“Too much?” She asked.
“You look amazing. I can’t believe you’re mine.” I said, aiming for a quick peck. She smiled and kissed me back.
“C’mon! We’ll be late for our reservation.” She said, letting me go.
I quickly, yet secretly sent Niall a text saying that we were on our way and head to the car. The entire ride, I made Y/N wear a blindfold as to make everything a surprise.
As we get to the entrance of the bar where we held the party, Niall was by the door.
“Everything’s set.” Niall mouthed. We entered and…
The surprise was a huge success! My petal was so happy to see her closest friends and family to celebrate her birthday. I flew in her parents and other family members to celebrate with her.
“Thank you bro. You have no idea how much this means to us.” Shaun, her cousin, said.
“Yes dear, thank you so much.” Her mom said.
“Anything for her ma’am.” I replied, giving Shaun a pat on the back.
Liam and Louis were onstage, goofing around and entertaining the guests. I then heard Liam say, “Please welcome Niall James Horan!”
Wait… I didn’t know he was performing.
Jessie is a friend,
yeah, I know he’s been
a good friend of mine
But lately something’s changed
that ain’t hard to define
Jessie’s got himself a girl
and I want to make her mine
What is this dickhead doing, staring at my girl like that.
You know, I wish that I had Jessie’s girl,
I wish that I had Jessie’s girl
Where can I find a woman like that, like
His song ended and he immediately ran to Y/N and gave her a hug. The smile Y/N had on her face was so wide that it even reached her ears,
I decided not to act on this jealousy thing and just enjoy the party. Of course, I made sure to have Y/N beside me the entire time. The party was a huge success and everyone started heading home, as did Y/N and I.
The entire ride home was silent. I can see Y/N giving me a weird look but decided to wait to ask me. When we got home, she practically dragged me out of my seat and into the house.
“Ok Harold Edward Styles! What’s wrong?” She blew up. I knew she was angry because she never used my whole name.
“That Horan bastard is the problem.” I immediately opened up. I then see her eyes soften.
“What happened?” She asked with a small smile on her face, rubbing my arm soothingly. I sighed.
“While sing a while ago, my suspicions of him liking you was proven. He likes you, I also talked to Liam you know, to ease my anger. But he agreed to my suspicions. He admitted that Niall has been crushing on you for ages now.” I said in a sad tone.
I’ve never loved anyone like how I’ve loved my petal. I never cared for anyone like how I cared for my petal. She’s my only petal, you know? And I don’t know what will happen if I lost her to someone else. The thought of someone making her smile and not me, it sickens me.
“And you think that you’ll lose me to him?” she asked. The next few words that might come out from her mouth might be the words that I’ve been dreading to hear. I wasn’t able to answer with the fear so all I did was nod.
“Oh baby. You’re my poppet… my ONLY poppet. Get it?” she said, putting her hands on my cheek to make me look at her. No one can ever understand the relief that I felt after.
Being a female rapper under AOMG was hard enough. Dating another rapper under the same label was difficult. Just kidding! You loved being a rapper under AOMG and having your boyfriend under the same label made your relationship very easy. You were always spending time with him. Dating Kiseok was the best thing you ever decided to do.
You met Kiseok through work. You were just an underground rapper trying to make a name for yourself. But only a few people were willing to listen to your voice. You were just perform late nights are clubs all over Gangnam. Luckily one night, your whole life would change. You were discovered by Gray or Sunghwa. He loved the sound of your voice when you rapped. He saw something in you. But he didn’t approach you until the next week when he brought his boss, Jay Park, along with him. Jay saw a huge future for you. He offered you a place as an artist under his label, AOMG. Of course you accepted.
And since the day you signed with AOMG, your life was so much better. They were like family to you. Hoody was your amazing and beautiful sister. Sunghwa, Mintaek, Chase and Hyukwoo were your sweet brothers. Jay was fuck boy brother that you loved to death more than the rest. Then there was Kiseok. You never saw him as a brother. You really admired and adored him. He was your favorite. You idolized him. He was the only man you had ever idolized. So that’s why you were shocked when he asked you out on a date.
You were in the studio one day with him. He was giving you a life lesson and telling dad jokes. And you were the only one out of AOMG who cared to listen. You looked like a child mesmerized by magic or something of that nature. You couldn’t stop focusing on his facial features. His jaw, his lips, his beautiful eyes, his perfect nose. He was just so perfect. And you were just taken by him. You sometimes found yourself daydreaming about him almost everywhere. He noticed your staring and only chuckled, which knocked you out of your dirty thoughts about him. “How about a date?” He asked. “Yes!” You said fastly.
You’ve been dating for about a year and a half. Your relationship was revealed a couple of months ago and everyone loved your relationship. They thought it was very cute that two rappers under the same label are dating. Kiseok loved to show you off as his prize at concerts. It was his favorite thing to do. Your stylist’s choice of clothing for you for concerts were quite revealing which made it harder for Kiseok to cover what belonged to him and what was for his eyes and his eyes only.
Tonight was nothing new. The stylist picked out another revealing outfit. One to show off your perfect and well formed curves. Of course Kiseok was there to insult your stylist’s clothing choice for you. “Yah! Leave her alone. She’s my favorite stylist! She makes me look good and you know you love seeing me in these tight revealing clothes.” You sassed. You weren’t wrong. He loved your body, especially in tight clothing. “Whatever you say, jagi. Hurry up, Sojin!” He rushed your stylist. She only rolled her eyes and continued to do your hair.
The concert was just like most others. And know it was time to perform your two songs. As you to the stage you gave your heart and soul into your performance, just like you always did. Your first song was amazing and crowd loved it as usual. The next song was one Kiseok featured in. So he made his way to the stage. It wasn’t a sensual song. It was just a cute little love song the both of you wrote together. Of course this was the crowd’s favorite song. They just loved to see the two of you together. It was their favorite. They often called you the Beyonce and Jay Z of KHIPHOP.
The song started and his arms went directly around your waist. He claimed your waist was where his arms belonged when you were onstage. He always made it clear to the men in the audience you were happily in a relationship. It was one of your favorite things about him. He got jealous easily. As the song ended he didn’t remove his hands.
“Y/N Unni and Simon Oppa are so cute!” A fangirl shouted from the front row. “Thank you so much!” You said waving to her. She almost fainted because you noticed her. “Simon! Is that your girl?!” A random male’s shouting. “Yes.” Kiseok answered holding you tighter. You only smiled at the sudden tightness. “Mine.” Kiseok said into the mic before kissing your cheek. You both exited the stage and walked into your dressing room. “You had to be clingy huh, old man?” You jokingly asked. “Yah! You’re only a few years younger than me. Don’t call me old!” “Sorry, babe. Did I offend you?” You asked hugging him tightly. “Nah. But you owe me for this outfit. But we’ll settle that at home. Let’s go. Jay is probably looking for the both of us.” He replied back. “I love you.” “I love you too, Y/N.”
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It's fine if you're not willing to do this! I'm just assuming you're a fan of Phantom of the Opera from the bio! So could you do an AU with Akira as the Phantom and S/O as Christine? Like I said it's fine if you don't, Phantom is just my favorite musical!
*Akihiko voice* I’ve been waiting for this! Lmao The Phantom of the Opera is my favorite musical too!! ^^ It’s not going to perfectly align, but I had a lot of fun with this. I could write a whole novel on this AU tbh, but I showed some self-restraint lol. Thank you SO much for the request!! I hope you like it!
SPOILERS ahead for Persona 5 and The Phantom of the Opera. Please read at your own discretion.
EDIT: I added some lyrics. ^^
The Phantom (Thief) of the Opera:
So, we know Joker is going to be the Phantom / Phantom Thieves, and S/O is going to be Christine.
In this AU, S/O is going to represent public opinion.
The managers are going to be Shido; seemingly clueless, but still in charge at the end of the day.
The Girys are Joker’s allies; they send his letters (calling cards) to his targets and they protect him.
Carlotta is symbolic of the police; always scrutinizing S/O and being pampered by the managers (Shido).
Last but not least, Raoul is going to be represented by Akechi / the law; the handsome man that was the childhood sweetheart of S/O. I like to imagine him wearing his Crow outfit for the most part.
Back to the AU, Joker has guided and trained S/O for years, preparing for the day they make their debut.
The Opera House is actually home to Mementos.
Joker’s been attempting to steal its Treasure, but he can’t seem to find the ‘true’ Treasure.
That’s why he sends all the letters (calling cards); he hopes that one day it will fall into the hands of Mementos’s ruler.
When Shido and Akechi take over the Opera House, the ‘incidents’ start occurring, and everyone just blames it on the Opera Ghost.
That’s partially why Joker’s in hiding; besides, the world had already shunned him, so he operates behind the scenes by stealing Treasures from people that threaten S/O.
When the police fail to do their job, Joker’s allies urge S/O to step in, so they do.
When you find that once again you long to take your heart back and be free…
After their big performance S/O’s popularity skyrockets, as well as their gratitude for Joker.
However, Akechi goes to see them the night of their debut and reestablishes his bond with S/O, causing conflicting feelings in them.
When Akechi leaves the room, Joker takes action.
He finally makes himself known to S/O, and he charms them into his lair.
Akechi overheard what was happening, but he couldn’t open the door because the allies had locked it. That’s when he takes interest in the Opera Ghost.
S/O is completely entranced and captivated by Joker as he cautiously escorts them to his room.
My power over you grows stronger yet…
Joker then proceeds to seduce S/O, whispering words of rebellion and charming them with his song.
Let the dream begin; let your darker side give in…
After S/O goes to sleep, he has his allies send calling cards to the police, Akechi, and Shido while Joker infiltrates the Metaverse and steals the Treasure.
The Treasure manifested as a music box with a monkey seated on top. He retrieved it and returned to reality, discerning that the Treasure belonged to Shido.
S/O awakens, and after snooping around they find Joker’s stash of Treasures.
They begin to doubt Joker, thinking that he’s just some warped thief that tricks people just because he can.
S/O attempted to unmask Joker, but he sent them away from his lair, which resulted in arousing more suspicion from S/O.
Meanwhile, Shido, Akechi, and the police are panicking about the calling cards and the fact that S/O disappeared.
The allies then deliver another card instructing them to instate S/O as the star of the next show, while the police remain secondary.
Shido denies the request and continues to boost the confidence of the police. In the meantime, he sends Akechi to investigate the Opera Ghost.
Christine spoke of an angel…
However, Shido became useless after that; the effects of having his Treasure stolen had begun to take place.
During the next performance, Joker humiliates the police, but Shido’s death occurs after doing so. Joker realized that he had been framed.
S/O is frantic; they seek out Akechi for comfort and they take him to the roof of the Opera House.
They accuse Joker of being a murderer, but they are also conflicted, since he’s helped them all this time.
But his voice filled my spirit with a strange, sweet sound…
Akechi takes this opportunity to dazzle S/O with his righteousness and his kindness. He also declared that he was taking over the Opera House, so S/O had nothing to fear.
Let me lead you from your solitude…
Little did he know that Joker was listening the whole time.
That’s when Joker ascertained that Akechi was the one behind the ‘incidents’ and the murder.
Joker decides to lie low for a while, which results in Akechi announcing to everyone that the Opera Ghost has been dealt with.
But Joker appears at the masquerade, delivering the final calling card (Don Juan) himself. He makes sure that everyone knows that he’s alive and well.
He warps to the Metaverse in that moment and is surprised to discover that the public’s Treasure manifested as S/O.
This was going to be his ultimate heist.
He needed to make the public believe that S/O can be taken, so back in reality, Joker follows S/O to the cemetery in order to steal them, but Akechi interfered and returned them to the Opera House.
Thus, Joker waits for the next show. He makes his appearance onstage with S/O in another attempt to seduce them into coming with him.
In your mind, you’ve already succumbed to me…
However, S/O reveals his identity, so he steals them and makes his escape into the Metaverse.
Even though the police were onstage, there was nothing they could do. Akechi confronts Joker’s allies and asks that they lead him to the Phantom.
The allies agree because it was part of the plan to expose Akechi’s true nature to S/O.
With a mob of shadows fast at his heels, Akechi pursues Joker in the Metaverse. He was not going to allow S/O get stolen from him, not when he’s come this far.
While Akechi’s dodging all the traps and enemies, Joker is trying to convince S/O that he is innocent, and that he’s actually keeping S/O safe from the people that will eventually ruin them.
Akechi eventually shows up, donned in his distorted black garb. He reveals himself to be the true ‘Phantom’, then he shuts the gate to the lair to keep the mob of Shadows from interfering.
Akechi and Joker have their final showdown, and after Joker nearly loses, S/O begs for his life to be spared. Akechi explains that he only wanted S/O to see him as a hero. His only desire was that he was acknowledged.
The world showed no compassion to me!
S/O sympathized with him, but they ultimately sided with Joker.
The Shadows were nearly finished destroying the gate. Akechi allowed S/O and Joker to escape the Metaverse while he stayed behind to buy them time.
He was also heavy with grief, and saw no point in living without S/O at his side.
Akechi touched the engagement ring in his pocket and took a deep breath before opening the gate.
Christine, I love you…
No one knew if he survived the ordeal.
Joker successfully stole S/O, and since they wholly believed in him, the Metaverse was destroyed.
Decades later, when Joker was visiting S/O’s grave, he spotted something glimmering on top of it.
It was a rose with an engagement ring attached to it.
Pairing: Richard x Reader Words: 1400 Requested by Anonymous:
Hi *waves* Would you write a smutty oneshot with
Richard and x reader? Where he’s hesitant to be with her cause she’s over 20
years younger than him, but she doesn’t even like guys her own age and she’s
been crushing on Rich for a while. So whey they do fuck it’s like rly hot and
passionate cause they’ve both been pining after each other for a while. I was
gonna challenge myself to request this off anon, but then I couldn’t lol. If
you don’t think this is too weird I might un-non myself XD
watching him onstage, entranced by how much energy he had while performing in
front of everyone. Everything about him mesmerized you.
staring,” Jared said, coming up behind you.
him,” Jared said simply.
you shrugged, “Just won’t say he likes me too. I’m honestly not even sure of
the feeling is so overwhelming, to have a group of seven boys who literally started from the bottom and with their humbleness and talent, skill, etc they’ve grown into a global phenomenon. it feels like we’ve done this with them, voting for their first award with little sleep because of time differences to their second and so forth, crying with them while they were onstage accepting daesang with the most humble words and love for all those who support them and now it’s unreal to see them in the USA, attending one of the most famous award shows and seeing their amazement and growth. i’m not making any sense, but even then they remain so thankful to even wave at fans and step aside from the pictures and paparazzi to show that “we are the most thankful to armys” and living the dream while holding our hands during it.
this is fucking amazing, guys. i am so proud of them and i am so proud of us.
So, I guess you guys are enjoying these posts? Here’s another set of shenanigans that have occured.
- Band alum came back for a pep band game. I look up at the percussion section and notice he’s aggressively playing the Glock…. He plays baritone.
- We were playing Cupid Shuffle. (When we do this, the band director and several percussionist dance with her.) Well, my band director told us not to speed up because “she’s too old for this.” We did anyway. I look up at the end of the song and she just FALLS ON HER FACE. My director stands up and GLARES at the set player. She says, “I fell because I’m clumsy, but you sped up sooo much.”
- We had some incoming freshmen play with us at the game. The saxophones, low brass, and percussion were all roasting each other and all the potential newbies were confused. Cue the saxophonist dying laughing and my band director just slowly turning around. (Like this guy’s face was completely red. I’m pretty sure all the newbies think we are crazy.)
- For our concert we played a song called “A House Divided” (really relevant piece, I advise you listen to it). Well, at the end of the piece we sang “Let freedom ring” and slowly dropped our heads.
I kid you not, we were sitting onstage for half a minute in total silence. Nobody knew what the heck just happened.
- Band director: Umm, this pizza has been sitting out for 2 hours. You can have it if you want. I don’t know if it’s safe to eat though.
- So I was talking to my friend about something and my band director approached us.
Band director: Hey, can I show you guys something?
She showed us her Snapchat where her boyfriend was watching a bootlegged musical.
- Kenny: There’s a Snorlax somewhere!
Bass Clarinetist: Give it up, Kenny, it’s been half an hour.
Kenny: NO. I WILL GET THAT SNORLAX.
Bass Clarinetist: GIVE IT UP.
Sax player: IT IS NOT ON THE MAP ANYMORE.
- During the jazz band portion of the concert a percussionist was passive agressivley played the bongos.
- So one of the trombonist was taking the podium through the theatre.
Me: Umm, you can take that through the gym.
Trombonist, as she approached the stairs: Now you tell me?
Me: You can still-
Trombonist: NO NO. I GOT THIS. *Struggles to get it down first step*
- There is a collection of little stuffed animals in a locker. There’s also two knights and an elephant in the band room. Nobody knows where the elephant came from.
- “You remember the SpongeBob ice cream sundae episode? Yeah, this piece needs to be as intense.”- Band director
- Director: Dress for the concert is BLACK. No red sequenced dresses… No fishnets….
- This happens every pep band game.
Announcer: The winning ticket is *Insert number here*
Band kid: THAT’S ME.
Announcer: I don’t believe you.
- That happened last pep band game, but the band alum came back.
Announcer: The winning number is *insert number here*
Band alum: *Pulling out white tickets* That’s me!
Announcer: I don’t believe you.
Clarinetist: *Pulling out blue tickets* What the heck?
Band alum: These tickets are like a year old.
Mind you, the announcer and the band are on separate sides of the gym. So, the band kid is just SCREAMING this.
- A band kid freaking out because he lost his DCI star from his rookie year of marching DCI. We looked literally everywhere for a solid five minutes…. It was in his instrument.
- Coach, screaming at his player: MARK!
Band, like the seagulls in Finding Nemo: Bork! Bork! Bork! Bork!
- We haven’t had a flautist in our band for a really long time. One of our newbies plays flute and one of the clarinetist found out we might have a flautist and she just SCREAMED. Poor girl freaked out.
- It’s been like 6 months, but I swear half the band is still obsessed with Pokemon Go.
I haven’t had band for a week, so I probably won’t have a part 4 for awhile.
[24/3/17] Hyper Projection Haikyuu “The Winners and The Losers” - fan report
Haisute got upgraded even more! It was three hours long and split into three acts with two intermissions, which means that my 7PM show finished at 10 and my dinner was at midnight. Last time it was only two hours long! I’m going back to catch another showing on the 6th of May again (some things are worth it guys) so then I’m going to compare the shit out of this one and that one.
Warning: there were no subtitle services this time (guess this is what I get for complaining about them last time) and my understanding of the plot comes from rewatching S2′s eps 19 - 25 two nights ago, plus some short sentences they yelled if the BGM wasn’t louder than them and if I hadn’t been distracted by the overwhelming mini-interactions exploding all across the board.
First let’s get the stupid out of the way with Nekoma:
There was only two of them and they showed up as Kuroo and Kenma for the most part during intermissions; midway through the Seijou VS Karasuno match when Karasuno players used tricks they’d learnt from Nekoma, or during Nekoma’s match against an unspecified opponent (Nekoma lost)
The rest of the time they showed up as genderbent Kuroo and KenmaAoba Johsai I mean Oikawa fangirls
Not-Kenma looked quite cute I’ll say because Nagato Takato is already small to begin with and he was using a cute shouta voice. Very cute. He wore a daisy yellow spaghetti-strap long dress over a purple long-sleeved shirt… Not the most fashionable, but he sported a pink ribbon over new bangs over his Kenma wig
Not-Kuroo was the kind of female that they force male protagonists to kiss as a punishment game. Not cute. At ALL. I screamed because it was the only thing I could do short of throwing something at him. It was funny… and horrifying
But he was acting cute because while Not-Kenma was a general Seijou fan, Not-Kuroo was a diehard Oikawa fan, and he gets excited whenever Oikawa does anything. A few times he successfully caught Oikawa’s attention, to Iwaizumi’s ire
Other times he’ll clap or sway to the beat of the music as the match progresses
Not-Kuroo dislikes Iwaizumi because as they’re spectators he often witnesses Iwaizumi physically or verbally threatening Oikawa. One time he made a face of disapproval while pointing at Iwaizumi and made devil horns on his head
Not-Kuroo was dressed… In a dark-blue long-sleeved top, with a long billowing beige skirt that extended from his waist. He sported one long braid pinned on the side of his Kuroo wig
He was like a crazy bitch
Like how in the anime the fangirls found themselves moved to cheer for Karasuno even though they’d come for Oikawa, halfway through the second act Not-Kuroo shouted “Good luck, Seijou!!”, then Not-Kenma shouted “And good luck too, black shirt guys!!”, and then Not-Kuroo lifted up his skirt to reveal Kuroo’s uniform underneath and he shouted “Good luck to Nekoma too!!”
Sometimes him and Not-Kenma were required to hold the volleyball net and would enter inbetween the players, and when they’d served their purpose, they’ll run off, and while Not-Kenma just ran with a spring in his step, Not-Kuroo had to sway his shoulders and stick his hands out behind him as he did
They were the ones commenting on the match and gameplay techniques this time with Mart-san, who was holding a portable Karasuno “Fly!” banner, making them acquaintances, but at one point, Not-Kuroo suddenly screamed and looked at Mart-san like a pervert?? I couldn’t catch what he said and missed it happening because I was staring hard at someone else instead, but Not-Kuroo looked horrified and quickly ran off the stage, so maybe Mart-san touched him somewhere by accident? No clue, will have to rewatch
As to moments where they were legitimately Kuroo and Kenma, it’s always times where Kuroo tries to be cool but yet is just really fucking lame in Kenma’s eyes and Kenma just wants to ditch him and game in peace like please
During one scene-swap moment Kenma actually broke the fourth wall and deadpanned “Why is there only two of us for Nekoma?” Kuroo hushed him and dead-insisted that the other guys were still here; then he runs to one side and throws his elbow over his face, all of a sudden imitating Yamamoto and going, “Uh, oh yeah, Kuroo-san? I was just over there…” and then Kenma ditches him on stage
During another scene-swap (after Nekoma’s match ends) Kenma walks onto stage, only somethings off with his wig, and when he turns to start monologuing, he’s got the Not-Kenma pink ribbon and front bangs on. Kuroo comes after him and gently pulls it off and puts it in his bag loll
One time during Nekoma’s match Kuroo got really into it and started to recite Nekoma’s chant but Kenma lied and said “the ball Kuroo!” pointing somewhere behind him so he fell for it and got cut off, to Kenma’s relief
Karasuno moments - felt like the story this stage was more re-focused back onto them, since last stage the attention was more shared towards Nekoma
Opening: For each of the acts in the stageplay there were different themes, and the in the first act, it was the Seijou orchestra VS the Karasuno band (I think they were a band. Or maybe a smaller orchestra). First we had the two setters on elevated platforms conducting their respective themes. Kageyama was in his King’s cape and crown and was less conducting but more wildly gesturing forcefully with his hands
A kagetsukki during the character introductions: after Tsukishima’s introduction it was Kageyama’s turn, and usually the previous member should leave and let the next member have center stage, but Kageyama sort of barged into him and bullied him into kneeling on his hands and knees on the floor so that Kageyama could sit on his back and wave his hands in conducting gestures
Kageyama’s deep-rooted fear of Oikawa was the main story in Act One. It got quite bad, so as his performance as a setter deteriorated, his breathing got worse and worse, until finally he hyperventilated on all fours on the ground, deaf to the other members shouting his name
When Ukai takes him out to cool his head Hinata tries to cheer him up but comments that his face is just freaking scary. Then he suggests that maybe Kageyama can cheer himself up the way Tanaka-senpai just did, which was to roar and slap both hands onto one’s face. Egged on by him, Kageyama tries it - he roars, and then gently pats his palms to his cheeks. Hinata’s like “Too soft!!!”
Nishinoya has been busy coming up with even more ridiculous names for his rolling receives, and there might have been a Rolling Thunder Spark W one (couldn’t understand what he was saying), but the one he actually used in match was called Rolling Thunder-Angel, and when he said “Angel”, he turned to the audience and fluttered (i.e. hands flapped), and the pink spotlight hit him straight-on. Daichi screamed “Nishinoya!!!” in order to remind him that the ball was coming and he had to save it goddamn it
If you’re familiar with this part of the story in the Haikyuu series, it’s the time where the third-years are feeling a little insecure and second-guessing their value to the team
To portray this inner conflict on stage, we have the actual actors portraying their character’s brave fronts, while the second-year trios emerge behind them holding face masks (such as Akisawa Kentarou’s face printed on a thick card with holes cut out for his eyes) and confess their inner worries to the stage
Ennoshita was Suga, Tanaka was Asahi and Noya was Daichi lol. Aside from portraying the third-years inner worries, the second-year actors also portrayed the third-years when they were younger
They took a lot of gags this time from the anime and visualised them onstage this time, such as:
Kageyama being coaxed by Suga into praising the other members, such as Hinata, and the only thing he could think of to say to was “… Job well done.” And Hinata goes, “What are you, my boss??” That was the first part of the gag. The second part of the gag happens later when midway through the match later Hinata all of a sudden dons a businessman jacket over his jersey (but no businessman pants, so he was still in volleyball shorts) and glasses and praises the whole team, going “Job well done, you guys!!!”
Kageyama’s Flying Fish Pun - his first name sounds similar to the Japanese word for flying fish; Suga makes an analogy about him “being a fish out of water” = on stage, as Tsukishima and Yamaguchi are thinking about Kageyama the flying fish, all of a sudden the Karasuno members jump apart and Kageyama Tobio is in a shiny blue flying fish costume
He couldn’t even move in that stupid thing but he still had a match to play. Through the holes for his forearms (flippers) he frantically flapped them (both like a conductor and a fish) while he stayed rooted to one spot. Eventually to wrap up the gag he had to power-jump off the stage and have it removed , and there was a backfin when he turned around. It was so shiny
There were hidden actors!! Two unnamed actors with the body figure of a middle school Kageyama (aka slimmer and smaller than Kimura Tatsunari) came to play him. They didn’t talk, they just wore his clothes and shoes. So at one point there were three Kageyamas onstage - a present-day Karasuno one, the three-years ago Kita-Daichi one, and one more just… sometimes strutting along the perimeter of the stage in Kageyama’s crown and cape
Tsukishima and Kageyama had a talk in which the former convinced the latter to let him decide on the spike attacks himself. So Kageyama recedes from the spotlight and lets Tsukishima have more freedom. Tsukishima would strut to different spots in front of the net, spike successfully, then clap his hands twice, summoning his goons (Tanaka and Noya), who would march behind him with their chests puffed out to his next location on the court loll
Gentle heart-breaking moments: Sugawara, because sometimes he speaks really quietly, such as when he says “Our team’s players are really strong”, and also “I guess this is my last play for today”
Act 3: Seijou’s theme changed to white silk cloths, which they used to portray blocks or otherwise attacks that Karasuno could not see/keep up with. Towards the middle of it, the Seijou third-years abandoned their cloths and took out two long white ones, which they likened into a rope, and used it to wrap around Suga’s body until he couldn’t move
A touching scene: After the match, Karasuno thanks the audience for watching them - meaning they turn to us and thank us for watching. Hinata had to be lead over because he was shocked stiff from losing. The members bow, but Kageyama barely, and then he runs off before the others have even finished bowing
And finally my team Aoba Johsai moments:
Opening: Oikawa was really something to look at during here, because not only did Asuma Kousuke fill out the suit really well, he was also conducting with a lot more grace than Kageyama did, especially since they were right next to each other lol. Even so, his movements were still really powerful because he was throwing his torso out, so he felt a lot like a mad conductor
His team members alternated between ballet/ballroom dancing metaphors as well as orchestra members. I only remember that Iwaizumi’s was a marching band drum
Other introductions: Hanamaki and Matsukawa went to the spotlight together again, jostling shoulders with each other in the spotlight; Kindaichi had a specific “dance move” motion where he bends on his knees and brings his hands together over his head like an onion that grows outwards
Some people were really graceful (Asuma Kousuke) and some people could not dance (Kohatsu Allen and Saito Kenshin) loll. Though I suppose Iwaizumi’s lack of dancing grace fits his character…
Best Legs: Shirakushi Judai as Matsukawa Issei. I think they were even better than Kondou Shouri’s Kuroo thighs, because they were long(est), pale and muscular, and best of all not obstructed by any knee pads
After Matsukawa comments about Oikawa’s horrible personality, libero Watari Shinji took it upon himself to act out a skit to give an example of it, so thats when he pulls out the Oikawa-mask
He was acting as Oikawa eavesdropping on their team’s first-year members, Kunimi and Kindaichi, who were gossiping about their senior, Shigeru Yahaba. Kindaichi goes first, he’s like “Hey, don’t you think the way Yahaba-san squeezes his water bottle is gross?”
Next to them, Shigeru Yahaba demonstrates the way he squeezes his bottle - he grins, holds it out and squeezes it, lifts up his right leg, tosses it under his leg to his his left hand, squeezes it, lifts up his left leg, and then tosses it back into his right hand
Kunimi goes next, and he says, “Yeah, and don’t you think it’s weird how Yahaba-san is always sitting on the bench but he’s always the most exhausted out of all of us?”
The thing is, when Shigeru Yahaba’s on the bench he doesn’t just sit, he’s busy running around with bottles or otherwise just cheering his heart out for Seijou, so by the end of it he’s so done tired he just rolls on his back onto the floor
Flashback scenes with Kindaichi, Kunimi and Kageyama: Since the same flashback scenes occurred twice midplay, the actors involved had to change to different uniforms. On the second occurrence, Seijou Kindaichi remained in the center of the stage, looking bewildered as the flashback sequence started all of a sudden and the other Seijou & Karasuno players started leaving. Then Kunimi walks out - he’s holding their Kita-Dai uniforms. Kunimi walks up to him and gently helps him wear it - he pulls the Kita-Dai jersey over Kindaichi’s stunned face. Kunimi himself was already dressed. And then he gives Kindaichi the Kita-Dai shorts; turning his back to the audience, Kindaichi pulls it over his light-blue Seijou uniform butt and then quickly reverts to Kita-Dai Kindaichi lol
Iwaizumi Hajime: his characterisation is different this stage, and he’s actually a lot more gentle and motherly as opposed to violent and angry. Most of his “violence” are just empty threats. Oikawa doesn’t often genuinely piss him off, but the few times he does during the match, Iwaizumi will roar and chase after him, and then Matsukawa will come and restrain him
Flashback scenes and iwaoi: Kitagawa Daichi Iwaizumi was even more motherly than Seijou Iwaizumi, while Kita-Dai Oikawa was hopeless. When he received the Best Setter award he actually ran around the stage screaming “Yay!!! Yayyy!!” to the audience. Iwaizumi catches him, stops him and says “Not “Yay”, okay? Do it properly,” in a very kind voice, and then zips up his jacket for him. The kindness is lost on Oikawa, who goes, “Iwa-chan, are you my mum?”, which pisses off Iwaizumi “Hahhh??!”, and then they take off in a chase
^ There were three people in that scene, Kageyama, in full Kita-Dai jersey, and Iwaizumi and Oikawa, who simply wore a smaller sized Kita-dai jacket over their Seijou uniforms lol. It was intentional to show that this was a flashback as opposed to present time, and all three were talking in high-pitched childish voices. I gotta say they really felt like middle-school students
When Kageyama asked him to teach him serves, they were standing quite far apart (as compared to the anime, where Kageyama was within punching distance). But when Oikawa started to lose it the lights turned red, and when he tried to hit Kageyama, he lunged forward about to tackle him, but Iwaizumi catches his middle and throws him to the ground
Kageyama’s entire body flinched hard on the spot (which is probably why present-day him was so scared of Oikawa) but he was too scared to even move. Iwaizumi apologised to him in a gentle voice and told him that today’s practice was really over
This whole scene was played out twice, in the first act from Kageyama’s perspective and in the second act from Iwaizumi’s perspective, which meant no Oikawa monologue
When Oikawa falters and messes up his serve towards the end of one match, it was because he was momentarily impacted by the sight of Ushijima Wakatoshi in his head - Ushiwaka’s shadow flashed on stage for a moment! Iwaizumi perceives this (even though it took place inside Oikawa’s head!!) and scolds him for thinking about other opponents instead of focusing on the ones standing in front of him
Some third year moments: When Oikawa calls Iwaizumi out on overexerting a brain he didn’t have, Iwaizumi throws his bottle at him but Matsukawa, in-between them, catches it with a perplexed and mildly judgmental face
Oikawa gets headbutted by Iwaizumi a number of times, and once, Hanamaki was close by and extended a helping hand, only to walk off immediately when Oikawa reached for it
Iwaizumi and Oikawa; and then Matsukawa and Hanamaki hugged after the Karasuno match. Not excited hugs, but happy, satisfied, really chill hugs
In the end, Seijou loses to Shiratorizawa (Shiratorizwa being portrayed as just a blank screen that the Seijou members were facing), and Oikawa falls to his knees on the ground. Hanamaki, Matsukawa and Iwaizumi helped him up; afterwards he held onto Iwaizumi’s shoulders as he limped off the stage
Extra opinion from me:
Could have been sadder come on the audience can handle it. Specifically the part where Mart-san talks to Yamaguchi after the match (Yamaguchi messed up his only play in the game) and asks him “Was it fun, Tadashi?” It was nearing the end of the stage and the scene felt a little rushed…
Oikawa monologue :/ I was expecting more from the most relatable character in the series! They probably had similar number of lines, though, him and Iwaizumi, but the difference is that when Iwaizumi was talking in his scenes, there weren’t less plot mechanics/other characters/interactions happening on the stage, so it was less distracting
(again) Guilty of staring way too hard at one character again. My subconscious must really think he’s hot. And when Iwa-chan’s not the main focus at that plotpoint it’s not as though he does much of anything beyond high-fiving the members… Next time I vow to pay more attention to Tsukishima, Ennoshita (?? even less visible this time), Yamaguchi, Yahaba, HANAMAKI, Nishinoya, Kageyama, Daichi, etc.
If you’re interested in the live-viewing report of the previous run, “Karasuno, Revival” which had full Nekoma and Date Tech, it’s here
I should be either buying another pair of player bromides or getting the pamphlet next time
You weren’t the type that usually got jealous. When you were
in a relationship, you made sure that you were secure enough that you never
needed to second-guess yourself. If it came to that, you knew that it was time
to break it off. Somebody that wanted to be with you would show it.
Anthony, however, was different. Every night, he had to
flirt with Jasmine Cephas Jones on stage, and every night you had to watch him
do so. You knew it wasn’t real. He told you it didn’t mean anything. You liked
it much better when you, a swing, were onstage instead; even if they seemed to
have better chemistry than the two of you.
One particular night, you were on for Eliza and you couldn’t
wait. People had always told you that you and Lin had an amazing connection on
stage, so you considered your ‘Eliza’ nights to be your best performances.
Before the show, you and Anthony sat backstage in his dressing room.
“What are you smiling about?” He laughed, looking at you as
you twirled around in your blue dress.
“I’m just excited,
that’s all!” You giggled, and then sat down next to him on the couch. “I love
“I know,” he said with a smile, but his eyes looked sad.