“Returning to your family and where you came from, and your history… this is what makes you strong. It’s not looking out that’s going to do that—it’s looking in… Joanne is a progression for me” — Lady Gaga
Rules: if you’ve been tagged, you have to (well, not have to, but if you’d like to you can) post two selfies and a random fact about yourself and your favorite song from Beauty and the Beast.
so, finally doing this, thank you @danstevensgrowl for the tag! It took me sooo long to find a decent pic,then I gave up and I just took one this morning (first one), while the other one is of sometime ago (uhmm few years ago lol).
Random fact about myself: mmm I don’t really know what to say… ‘kay, so because of my enormous love for greek art and all things ancient Greece related in general, I spent, let’s say a few hours inside the Parthenon room & Hellenistic room at the British museum going a bit crazy over the beauty of it all and running away from my friends (because they were really too damn slow and I just couldn’t wait!) and after those uhm few hours, I sort of got lost. and hours later I realized that my friends went all “omg wtf we’re just in a museum o.o” and sit in a bench to wait for me… then because I got lost lol they came and dragged me away from a statue of Apollo saying “you’re crazy stop making out with the statues and come have lunch”. THEY CAN’T UNDERSTAND ME LOL. My point is, I guess I have a bit of Stendhal syndrome lmao.
Fav BATB song: definitely GASTON. I sing it everyday screaming like Lefou akdjf.
goal: tag nine people you want to get to know better!
relationship status: single pringle, but i’m a really nice flavour i promise favorite color: black, blue, grey, pink, teal
lipstick or chapstick: i don’t even know what’s chapstick…. but i like lip tints ……
last song i listened to: empty by winner
last movie i watched: hidden figures!!
top three tv shows: the golden girls, the big bang theory, criminal minds
top three characters: lumiere from beauty and the beast, peter quill/star lord from guardians of the galaxy, wade wilson aka deadpool from deadpool top three ships: yugbam, jjp, markson
Hey Zoe w/the fancy "e"! I came here to ask you what your favorite disney song is! I have an audition coming up and can't decide what to sing. I only know disney songs (but I am currently learning songs from Phantom Of The Opera, but I'm no good at them yet :( ) Thanks zoooeeeeee <3
first thing that pops into my mind is ‘part of your world’ bc it really shows off your vocal range if ur an alto (like me) ‘i wont say im in love’ is really lovely
Rules: Answer the questions using only songs from one artist.
since you did vixx i’ll just use bolbbalgan4 ( because why not lol )
What’s your gender: X Song Describe yourself: Hard to Love How do you feel: Grumpy If you could go anywhere?: Galaxy Favourite mode of transport: Dream Your best Friend: Chocolate If your life was a movie: Freesia Relationship status: You(=I) Your fear: Fight Day
Rules: Using only song titles from one artist, cleverly answer these 10 questions. Tag people at the end!
ARTIST: Tori Amos GENDER: Northern Lad DESCRIBE YOURSELF: Here In My Head HOW DO YOU FEEL: Crazy IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD IT BE: Scarlet’s Walk YOUR BEST FRIEND: Precious Things FAVORITE TIME OF DAY: Night of Hunters IF YOUR LIFE WAS A TV SHOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE CALLED: The Power of Orange Knickers WHAT IS LIFE TO YOU: Not Dying Today RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Professional Widow (I actually have a wonderful BF, I just enjoyed this answer haha) YOUR FEAR: Shattering Sea (one of my biggest fears is genuinely the ocean, so this worked out well)
I’m just gonna tag the most recent people in my notifications, which iiiiiiiiss -
you might never understand my ways of you showing you love.
Since I never really told you I love you.
But I’ve expressed it into ways words could’ve never showed.
I loved you when I woke you up from bed because you were having a nightmare.
I loved you when I made us breakfast at 3am in the morning just because we were too lazy to go out.
I loved you even when I took the bottle of vodka from you just to stop you from talking about how you wanted to marry me in your sleep.
I loved you even in your darkest days when you wanted nothing but to fall asleep in my arms.
I loved you so damn much when you were putting your favorite song in the car and dancing your worries away.
I loved you so much when you told me your lame jokes and i called you an idiot.
I loved you so much that I no longer thought the sea was what kept me alive.
but you did.
You were oceans and every damn sea and I couldn’t do anything about it , but fall inlove with you every single day.
“I know he loves her now,” she said, “and I’m only a memory that he tries not to visit too often.” She paused, looking so at peace, but in the saddest way possible. “I guess I just hope that he thinks of me from time to time. When he sees a sunset too beautiful for words, or when our favorite artist releases a new song, or when he passes my street. I just hope that sometimes he remembers what it felt like to be nineteen and so in love that it was almost like your heart might burst. I hope that he smells my old perfume and he can’t shake the picture of me running outside of my house, barefoot, to jump into his arms. I just want our love to still be important, you know? I just… I hope it lingers.”
“It sounds like a beautiful memory,” I told her. “How could he forget?”
She smiled. “Darling, everything fades with time. Even the most vivid of moments — realizing, for the first time, you’re in love, or your first kiss, or even the day it all came crashing down around you — fade as new moments pass. I just hope I was important enough to last a little while longer.”
excerpt from an unfinished book #136 // Thinking of you because Ed Sheeran released a new song
☝ - How tall are you? ✔ - Sexual Orientation 🚬 - Do you Smoke? 🍷 - Do you Drink? ♒ - Do you Take Drugs? 😳 - Age you get mistaken for? 💉 - Have Tattoos? ✏️ - Want any tattoos? ✂️ - Got any Piercings? ✌ - Want any piercings? 👌 - Best friend? ♥ - Do you like anyone? 🎤 - Top 5 favorite bands? 🎶 - Top 5 favorite songs? 😒 - Biggest pet peeve? 📝 - Story from your childhood. 💬 - I wish… ‼️ - Something you’ll change? 💦 - What makes you horny? 🌟 - A wish you’ll wish for? 🔥 - Something spicy you like? 👃 You hate the smell of …. 👊 - Something you hate? 🚶 - Are you single? 💬 - Can we text? 💌 - Fan mail me? 💍 - Marry me? 💘 - Be my tumblr crush? 💭 - Favorite foods? ☀ - Story about your day. 💘 - Top 5 celebrity crushes? 🎥 - Top 5 favorite movies? 📺 - Top 5 favorite TV shows? ✏ - Random fact about yourself. ✈️ - Where are you from? 🚀 - Where do you wanna visit? 😍 - Do you have a crush? 😷 - Something you hate eating? 🙈 - What makes you shy? 💃 - Can you dance? 💏 - Do you love anyone? 👟 - Favorite shoe(s) to wear? 🌴 - A island you would visit? 🌎 - A country you would visit? 🌀 - Favorite type of weather? 🔮 - Do you believe in luck? 📱 - What kinda phone do you have? 📅 - Favorite time of the year? 📚 - Career goal you want? 🍴 - Favorite food(s) to eat? 🍭 - Favorite Candy? 🍇 - Favorite fruits? 🚘 - Dream car(s)? 🚔 - Have you ever been arrested? 🚑 - Have you ever driven in an ambulance before? 🎫 - Do you have a license? 🚼 - Do you have or want kids? 🔞 - Are you under 18? 🐶 - Do you own a pet? 😔 - Something that makes you sad? 😡 - What pisses you off? 😏 - What turns you on? 😈 - Are you a freak? 💪 - Do you work out?
'BTS Dishes About Their US Tour, Songwriting Process, & Onstage Style'
TWIST: What are you most excited about for your return to the US?
BTS: The size of the tour got much bigger than last time we were in the US back in 2015. It’s almost 10-fold this time. 5 arena shows in 3 cities sold out in less than 5 minutes! We’re amazed by the fact fans in the USA are passionate and supportive and we’re super excited to come back to meet them all.
TWIST: What is the most exciting part of touring around the world, and what has been the most challenging so far?
BTS: The most exciting part of touring around the world is that you get the unique opportunity to meet different people from various background. Regardless of their differences, they sing BTS songs in unison and cheer for us, and it is very special experience for all of the band. On the other hand, the most challenging part has been the life on the road, being far away from our family and friends for weeks.
TWIST: Which of your songs are you most looking forward to performing on this part of the tour?
Rap Monster: “Spring Day.” I wrote the main melody for the lead single for the first time and also wrote lyrics.
SUGA: “Spring Day.” I wrote main lyrics based on my personal experience with old friends. It is about my sad memories with him and it makes me sentimental whenever I listen to the song.
Jungkook: “Not Today.” It has the coolest beat of all songs in the album and I personally like the choreography for the song.
J-Hope: “FIRE.” It has always been my favorite and the song has all the essence of BTS can show to the audience on stage.
TWIST: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten in your career?
Rap Monster: “If you’re tied up with not gaining approval from others, you’ll never be able to move forward.”
TWIST: How would you say you and your sound have evolved over the years since first forming the group?
BTS: BTS sound has evolved since our debut in 2013 but has rooted its music in western pop music and hip-hop. We try to adapt all the hottest trends in pop music scene and that’s why fans around the world like it despite the cultural differences. All members listen to different genres of music all the time, from EDM, hip-hop, R&B to hip-house… and we believe BTS is kind of creating a new category of music genre beyond K-Pop.
TWIST: Do you remember the first song you ever wrote, what it was about, and what inspired you to write it?
Rap Monster: I don’t remember the name of the song, but there was an online community of amateur rappers who gathered together. I downloaded a beat from another amateur beat maker and I wrote a song based off of that. The song didn’t really make much sense, I just wrote it using every hard word I possibly knew. I actually found the song 2 years ago on my computer and listened to it thinking “What is this?” It was a mess.
TWIST: Have you ever written a song in a strange or unusual place? Or been inspired by something totally random?
Rap Monster: So many, I think I wrote a song while I was at the Grand Canyon in 2009. I had a trip to Vegas/Grand Canyon and I think I wrote a song there because I was shocked by the scenery. I definitely don’t remember what it was about though.
TWIST: Who are some artists that you would love to collaborate with?
BTS: There are so many artists we would love to collaborate with, such as Drake, J Cole, Justin Bieber… The list goes on and on.
TWIST: Which other artists/songs are on your personal playlists?
BTS: Drake “Fake Love”, The 1975, Kehlani, Lorde.
TWIST: How would you describe your personal fashion senses?
BTS: It’s mix of gothic and Japanese street wear. My recent favorite brands are WTAPS, Neighborhood and Yoji Yamamoto.
TWIST: And how does your personal style differ from the costumes you wear onstage?
BTS: Onstage clothing for BTS is custom-made to maximize our performance while being matched with the concept of each song.
TWIST: What is it like when fans recognize you on the street/ask for photos? Is it crazy? Surreal? Overwhelming?
Rap Monster: It’s a really nice experience to have somebody who knows me, but sometimes I like to be alone and hang around the city. I think it depends on the situation. There are some situations that I want to not be noticed by others, but people easily notice me. I’ve been told that I’m too unique (my walk and my clothes) and I’m easy to recognize, and I think that’s really nice. If I’m an artist or an idol and nobody knows me that would be sad.
TWIST: Can you share a fun fact about one of your other band members that you don’t think even the most dedicated fans will know?
Rap Monster: Many people think that SUGA is like the Grandfather of the group, but he acts more like a little kid. Jimin is the opposite, he looks like a baby but inside he’s mature and like a Grandfather.
the one thing i love about in the heights, probably my favorite thing aside from the love letter to carribean culture (and latino culture in general but my family is from pr so that’s what i notice), is how it deals with women. it’s one of the few broadway shows i’ve been exposed to where women allowed to have both love interests and stories outside of them. yes, vanessa and usnavi’s relationship is a huge part of the show but is her big “i want” song about how much she loves him? no, it’s about her desires to leave for bigger and better things. the show doesn’t end with usnavi and vanessa getting together, though it’s implied. it’s not even what ultimately keeps usnavi in nyc, nor does it keep vanessa from achieving her dream.
and nina rosario. how do i even begin with nina rosario? she’s allowed to infinitely complex and even though she and benny have a bunch of really cute duets, all her solo songs have nothing to do with that. instead, she gets her own plot line that drives a significant plot line in the show and she’s got emotions, that while tied into her relationship in part, exist on their own as well.
there’s a bunch of other really great female characters as well but these two get me every time.
Description: After showing off to his friends what he could do more push-ups than them, you felt like he was going overboard with his competitive side. Ignoring him for a couple weeks, made a new side of him come out.
A/N: I made a bet in a group chat that I wouldn’t say anything sexual about Jungkook for a month. I won but during that month, I would type out how a felt about this “unnamed guy” aka Jungkook. So, after the month was up, I decided to change all the ‘He’s to Jungkook. The beginning is kind of based on Episode 12 of Run BTS. I can’t believe I wrote all of this filth. Well, looks like I’m going to hell after this. Also, I didn’t edit it. So, if there’s any mistakes. I’m sorry
Whenever he walked over to you, there would be a huge smile on his face. It would have seemed as if he won the lottery or if he found out something interesting that he was ready to tell you about. Jungkook’s smile made you feel like you were stuck in a trance and everything around you was moving slowly. Whenever you looked into his considerably large eyes, it would feel as if it was only you and him in the world. He had that effect on you and you never knew it. He had his days where he would annoy you to the point where you would ignore him for days on end. Especially on this particular day, he was showing off way too much and you were not having it.
During college, Lin-Manuel Miranda and a friend used to improvise interpretative dance tributes to best picture nominees at their annual Oscar party. “It was a lot of breathing and rolling around,” recalls the creator of the Broadway smash Hamilton. “We had a great Seabiscuit dance one year.”
For the New York-born son of Puerto Rican parents — his father a political consultant, his mother a psychologist — it was just another phase of a lifelong fascination with the Oscars that began when he was growing up in the Inwood section of Manhattan, playing and replaying the telecasts that his family recorded on their VCR. At 37, Miranda is about to cross the threshold from superfan to participant: “How Far I’ll Go,” which he wrote for the Disney film Moana, is nominated for original song, and on Feb. 26, Miranda (with his mother) will attend his first Academy Awards.
It’s an auspicious step in a career that will see him star with Emily Blunt and Colin Firth in Disney’s 2018 Mary Poppins Returns and collaborate with composer Alan Menken on the studio’s live-action The Little Mermaid, one of Miranda’s favorite films and, he reveals here, the gateway to his Oscars obsession.
My brain is a compendium of Oscar moments: Tom Hanks’ beautiful acceptance speech when he won best actor for Philadelphia in 1994. Roberto Benigni climbing over chairs and wanting to make love to everybody in the world when Life Is Beautiful won best foreign-language film in 1999. Kim Basinger presenting in 1990 and telling the audience that one of the best films of the year, Do the Right Thing, was not nominated. For her to take a stand, 25 years before #OscarsSoWhite, was incredible — and impressive because time has shown the prescience of that film.
I expect we’ll see more of that this year. It’s a political time, so I imagine the Oscars will look exactly like your Twitter or Facebook feed. Why should we ignore for three hours what we’re talking about 24 hours a day?
The Oscars were always a family affair when I was a kid. One sort of unintentional tradition we had every year was during the “In Memoriam” part of the show. My family called it the “She died?” section because my dad, who is pop culture-oblivious, would always go, “She died? He died? She died?!” the whole time. So, it was very sad and yet also very funny watching my dad catch up.
When I was a kid, the Oscars felt like this impossibly larger-than-life thing. The first time I felt like I had a horse in the race was in 1990. I was 10, and The Little Mermaid was up for best song and best score. They did that crazy “Under the Sea” number with the late, great Geoffrey Holder and dudes in scuba outfits tap-dancing with flippers. We had a tradition of recording the show on our VHS, and I must have watched it a million and a half times.
There was also an amazing Chuck Workman montage at the beginning of the show that depicted 100 years of filmmaking with classic scores. I was already in love with movies, but this was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen in my life.
That was the period when Billy Crystal was hosting, and I would memorize his musical spoofs of the year’s top films. He did them with Marc Shaiman, whom I’m working with right now on Mary Poppins Returns… I was a huge fan of those moments and musical numbers — they showed a genuine love of movies while still poking fun at them. I may also be the only person in America who laughed his ass off to “Uma, Oprah. Oprah, Uma.” David Letterman’s commitment to that bit was enough to put it over the top for me. He didn’t care if no one got it. In his head, it was funny.
Hosting the Oscars is not a thing I would ever want to do… You always have to do this dance as a host: You’re playing to a billion people at home, and you’re playing to anxious contestants in a room, and that’s an insanely hard thing to divide. It’s the most thankless task in the world. I have a pretty healthy ego, but it does not extend in that direction. I’d much rather be the guy writing the opening tune than having to deliver it.
Another Oscar moment that really stuck with me was when Whoopi won her best supporting actress for Ghost. I’ll never forget, at the top of her acceptance speech she said, “Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted this,” which is so rare. Then she said, “As a little kid, I lived in the projects, and you’re the people I watched. You’re the people who made me want to be an actor.” For me, it was like she was saying, “If you want this, you can get it, too. I’m proof that you can.”
I had been seeing myself in this world since I was old enough to do anything, and it was as if she reached through the screen to talk to me. I was that kid. Even my mother used to say, “Remember what Whoopi said.”
There’s a kid in the middle of nowhere sitting there, living for Tony performances singin’ and flippin’ along with the Pippins and Wickeds and Kinkys, Matildas and Mormonses / So we might reassure that kid and do something to spur that kid / ‘Cause I promise you all of us up here tonight, We were that kid and now we’re bigger
Another of my favorite moments was in 2005, when they had Antonio Banderas sing “Al Otro Lado Del Rio” from The Motorcycle Diaries, which was nominated for best song. And then when Jorge Drexler, who composed it, won, he went onstage and sang it, like, “This is how it really goes.” It was so funny and ballsy and great. I’m happy whenever Latinos win anything, so I was thrilled by both performances.
I can’t tell you what it feels like in that room because this will be my first time at the Oscars, but I can tell you why the Oscars matter. It’s a night when the arts and artists are formally honored, and this recognition is seen by millions of people across the country and around the world. The show inspires people to keep pursuing their craft, or to seek out the nominated films or the overall body of work of the nominees, and through that exposure, people gain a greater appreciation of what the art of filmmaking brings to our culture.
“You know what? I think there’s a really strange ideology in some bands that don’t want young fans. I’ve never been able to wrap my head around that. I really don’t get it when I see a band or talk to a band and they’re like, “Ah, we want to get away from the young kids,” or whatever it is. It’s one of the things where you realize that [point in your life is when] you pick your favorite bands. That’s when you pick the songs that are going to effect you for the rest of your life. You latch onto that band and you realize “that’s my band and they’re still my jam” way down the line. If we can be that band for anyone, I completely welcome it. I don’t know why anyone would question having loyal fans.” - Alex