this is my opinion and only my opinion

anonymous asked:

what (in your opinion) are some really underrated musicals and why are they underrated (in your opinion)?

i’m sorry this has been in my ask box forever but i’m finally answering you

well, (in my opinion) (btw this is only a TINY TINY list. there are so many more that aren’t mentioned in this post. also i realize all of these are modern musicals but like i said there are only SO MANY I CAN INCLUDE),

daddy long legs: literally one of the best musicals ever??? it’s the SWEETEST. seriously it’s sweeter than honey. sweeter than marshmallows. it’s empowering to the ladies and shows depth to the men. it’s so well written and the songs are absolutely beautiful. i think it’s underrated because the cast only consists of two people and the casting of jervis is very specific (he needs to be really tall and young. which a lot of guys are but still) and it can be done in a tiny theatre, which is how it was done off-broadway. so essentially, it’s not one of your big splashy musicals

tuck everlasting: do i even need to explain how great this show is. it’s so pure. the aesthetic is charming. the songs are so so lovely. and the ending message is so powerful. it literally took my breath away. it’s underrated i think because not many people have read the book? but other than that idek man this show deserved better

[title of show]: a valentine to musical theatre. so relatable and so funny and so so great. underrated because only four characters and they’re “okay with only four chairs.”

violet: such a great story!! and a very well-written three-dimensional female character. seriously. violet goes through so much in this show and is on stage for 95% of it. underrated bc the style of the score is country music. which is great, but not “traditional” so it scares some people off

invisible thread: so not to be one of those pretentious “you’ve probably never even heard of it” buttheads buuuuuut u prob haven’t heard of this one before!! the concept came from real live events from trying to sponsor students in uganda (that’s such an abridged description of the show i’m sorry) and then it became a musical and it started in boston and then moved off-broadway and it’s such an important story and really really moved me. i’m still disappointed it never made a broadway transfer or even got a cast album because it is truly groundbreaking and i wish it got the recognition it deserved.

peter and the starcatcher (not a musical but still): y’all. my fave play ever, my fave piece of theatre ever, my entire heart and soul, the reason who i am today. so beautiful, so smart, so funny, so much heart. can’t say more or else i will cry. it’s underrated because it’s a play (though it has songs!) and there is only one (1) female character so it is hard to cast for school productions. also the staging is so minimal. a rope is used for 12 different objects and everyone plays a tree at some point.

hamilton (lmao jk can u even imagine)

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I want to make something very clear, this is MY BLOG. I can say and post anything that I want, you can either choose to read it or ignore it. It is not my responsibility to provide you with opinions that reflect your own, I can only write about what I see and feel. If you agree with me, fantastic! If you don’t, then go find another blog that does. No one is forcing you to read my blog.

When I do an in depth analysis I try very hard to be objective and provide you, the reader, with a comprehensive breakdown of what I’m observing. I’ll provide the relevant quotes to help backup what I’m discussing. I’ll be one of the few times I act in a serious manner.

However, when I’m giving my opinion or sharing with you all dream scenarios these are purposely subjective, they are mean to be. When I say something it doesn’t make it true (I wish it would) if it bothers you ignore it. I’m not quoting text and claiming theirs empirical evidence for what I’m saying, it’s just me spouting some idea that floated into my head.

I don’t want to turn the anonymous function off because I enjoy answering your question. But I’m not going to engage with people who can’t tell the difference between a personal opinion and an analysis.

Character Opinion Meme: Saito

Anyone who follows this blog knows damn well that Saito was exactly who I wanted to write about when this meme became a thing. But I tried to hold off, not be predictable. And finally failed. Let’s do it. lol

there he is, the love of my life, Saito Hajime. a masterpiece human. 20000000/10. sass and indifference cloaking someone who loves his country and cares about his comrades more than he’s willing to let on.


general opinion: fall in a hole and die | don’t like them | eh | they’re fine I guess | like them! | love them | actual love of my life

Because he’s extremely intelligent and serious and tough–not just physically but mentally. I love his voice actors. I love his outfits. I love his hair. I love his eyes. I love him SOOOO MUCH.


hotness level: get away from me | meh | neutral | theoretically hot but not my type | pretty hot | gorgeous! | 10/10 would bang

like eXCUSE YOU??? This isn’t Japan’s next top model????


dnd affiliation: chaotic good

Saito’s versatility is simply amazing. Here’s a guy who was pro-Tokugawa to the core, a Shinsengumi captain. But the war was lost. Instead of going rogue like Jinei or becoming a criminal like Shishio, he learned how to adapt to live his life as a Shinsengumi in the Meiji. Like…this guy literally lost EVERYTHING. And put himself back together to not just exist in the new age, but actually do good for it. He’s protecting what he fought against, because he recognizes it’s for the good of his country. SAITO!!!


best quality: His analytical skill and that aloof, almost abrasive personality…despite the fact he actually does care. One example of that:

sAITO, my GOD


worst quality: That abrasive personality goes both ways, because it makes people not like him. He seems too wrapped up in his own sense of justice that it could almost appear like he’s acting on his selfish motivations at times. For example, the way he showed up to get Kenshin involved in the Shishio conflict looked really bad on the surface, but I don’t see any other way that could’ve went down. If it was really about him holding onto a decade old grudge, it wouldn’t have taken him ten years to approach Kenshin.

I have to assume it must’ve been upsetting to see Kenshin just drifting around in peace after the war–especially since he was the one who killed a good amount of Shinsengumi. I’m not judging him for this; it was war and they were his enemy. But looking at it from Saito’s POV, it could kinda be a slap to the face to see him living happily like that. I maintain that Saito would’ve just let that go, but unfortunately, Okubo needed them to work together. Idk, I wouldn’t exactly be approaching an old enemy who killed my brothers-in-arms with a friendly embrace, either.

Saito lost himself just as much as Kenshin did during that fight. But once he’s back to himself, he puts it all aside to place the needs of his country before his own feelings.

In any case, he seems to not care what others think of him, and a serious, sometimes condescending demeanor seems to get him what he wants quickly.


ship them with: Sano. Sano. Sano. Sano. mY GOD. They are SO GOOD for each other, I want to scream about them all the TIME.

Saito followed Sano around and tried to stop him from going to Kyoto, because as he was, Sano was literally going to get himself killed. The moment Sano proves he has potential and the drive to improve his skills, Saito backs off. When they meet in Kyoto, he gives Sano the opportunity to prove himself against Cho. And even after he does, Saito is out to protect him–during the fight with Anji, giving Aoshi a map of the fortress, breaking down the door so they could all escape at the end…

Like, I know Sensei was stressed because he was trying to make Saito emulate the real person. And let’s be real…it’s a known fact that historically, the Shinsengumi (and samurai/societies of men in general) were hella gay. So whether this was all intentional or a big accident in subtext, I’m SO grateful for it. They just work so well together and I didn’t even ship them at first. It wasn’t until the whole thing with Anji and afterward when I was like, “wHAT”, then properly consumed the kyoto arc again and found all these things that added up too perfectly.

Anyway, I can talk about them for hours so let me just stop here…


brotp them with: Cho. Because the two of them interacting is the most hilarious thing ever and it can only get better when Sano comes into the picture.


needs to stay away from: Kenshin in casual settings. They’re never gonna be friends and there’s no point in them interacting outside of business. I don’t think either of them wishes harm on the other after they work together in Kyoto, but there’s just too much bad blood from the past.


misc. thoughts: My favorite headcanon is that Tokio is a lesbian and they married because society demanded it. There was some political motivation to that marriage irl, and I like to think that carried over into this universe. Anyway, I love reading stories about Tokio that don’t demonize her just so Saito can end up with a man, because I’m not about that life at all.

Idk I just can’t accept one line meant for humor as evidence that Saito is straight, when there’s tons of facts that say otherwise. lmao But hey, ship and let ship! That’s just how I see him. :D

my opinion on some jin stans

i’m sure someone will find this ignorant.

i just want to say, first and foremost, that i’m keeping all lines of communication open here. this was made for discussion. you can talk to me. if you disagree, by all means. go ahead.

jin stans are a thing. i’m pretty much a jin stan. and i think jin stans do have it hard in lots of ways. the only thing that makes me feel like im not a jin stan, is that i dont constantly feel sad about whatever “plight” i have.

being a jin stan is not my plight. it is not the color of my skin, the gender i’m seen as. it’s not a body type or a mental illness. it’s not my sexuality; it’s not some sort of disadvantage that’s been put onto me by society. it’s nothing i can’t change. 

it’s certainly not making me marginalized in any way or shape or form, especially not in a way that will physically harm me in the future. the fandom experience i have is completely within my control. if there’s anything you should have power over, it’s your fandom experience.

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i really like the advice “write marginalized characters but don’t write about marginalization unless you experience it” 

absolutely i think cis people should expand their horizons and write trans characters, but they shouldn’t write stories about being trans. likewise i think allistic / NT authors should write about autistic characters! but not stories about being autistic. 

represent us. absolutely. but don’t tell our stories. let us do that.

US followers, I make a point to stay out of politics on all social media, and in person. I have my opinions and you have yours.

But please vote. Express your opinion, whatever it may be. It will make a difference.

  • nazi: it is my belief that people i dont view as fully human should be eradicated through any means necessary.
  • liberal: well thats just their opinion
  • me: its my opinion that nazis should be eradicated through any means necessary before they openly murder the most marginalized of people.
  • liberal: woah thats not okay. its just their opinion.
  • me: u do realize this is just my opinion right. or does that argument only hold up when youre defending nazis.
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If you have time please listen what Robin says about Oswald💜
He is totally right,people hate Oswald being in love with Nygma because they are homophobic.The tv show is AWESOME,Oswald is still the kind of person he was,only of course,madly in love with Ed haha
And no,he is not confused..their relationship has developed through seasons and with the first hug (s03e05)Oswald realized he loves Ed not only as a friend but as a soulmate
Thank you, Gotham for having such an amazing cast and brilliant tv show💜👏🏻

“no mom, i don’t wear beanies because i’m a lesbian”
“no mom, i’m not a feminist because i’m a lesbian”
“no mom, i don’t hate dresses because i’m a lesbian”
“no mom, i don’t want short hair because i’m a les – okay i do want short hair because i’m a lesbian but that’s the ONLY THING”

Top Ten Shoujo Manga That Needs An Anime

10

Ano ko no, Toriko

9

Shinshi doumei Cross

8

Namaikizakari

7

Coffee & Vanilla

6

Niehime to Kemono no Ou

5

Sabaku No Harem

4

Dengeki Daisy

3

Monokuro Shounen Shoujo

2

Black Bird

1

He’s My Only Vampire

The interaction between Weiss and Ruby in the volume 3 finale is some of the best stuff in the entire series in my opinion. They have such a trust and quiet understanding with one another. The way they reach out for each other. 

The way Weiss stands in front of Yang, trying to shield Ruby from seeing her sister in such a way for as long as she possibly can

To Weiss’ immediate insistence on following Ruby into an unknown fight because she refuses to let Ruby go into it alone. 

To their final moment where Weiss, a girl who once told Ruby she didn’t belong anywhere near Beacon, told that same girl “you can do this” with such confidence and support. 

It’s only my opinion, but I think they have the best partnership in the show. They’ve come so far and reached a point where they bring out the absolute best in one another and if THIS is what they will be like when they reunite and as they go forward - I can’t wait to watch. 

Every inch of you is perfect from the

to the

reasons why tumblr should start reading Maximum Ride:

  • strong, flawed, and emotionally complex female lead who kicks ass as a mom but also literally kicks ass
  • brooding sarcastic love interest who is saved by the girl way more often than he saves her (and is totally okay with it)
  • KIDS WITH WINGS
  • misfit group of orphans who come together as a family and who love and protect each other no matter what
  • fun family road trips running from people trying to kill them
  • human experimentation and really cool sci-fi plots
  • presents teenagers as smart and strong individuals instead of silly or toxic
  • main character of color
  • blind main character
  • WEREWOLF ROBOT THINGS

the frustration when you’re in an argument and you know you’re right but you are not articulate nor informed enough to debate well

and then the pure visceral rage when you see the smugness on the other person’s face because they think they’ve won

anonymous asked:

Im thinking of writing a fanfic! Do you have any suggestions on how to make it as good as possible?

yay anon! I’m happy new writers are still coming in. Um, I’ve only got experience in very specific genres but I guess general tips I try to use myself are:

🍓 Write for yourself and a few friends. Seriously this sounds trite but if you just focus on what you want to read (or what your friends want to read) then you’re less likely to get stressed about being a crowd pleaser. When i first started, I was obsessed with being “deep” and stylistically “high brow”. It was AWFUL. my writing was pretentious and shit AF.  Hopefully ti’s not like that now haha…

🍓 have a rough plan to avoid plot holes and inconsistencies.

🍓 try to have rational motivations and avoid lazy plot devices - e.g. conflict due to 2 people refusing to communicate for no apparent reason. 

🍓 avoid cliches & sexism - e.g. The Female Character That Comes Between The OTP, dead wives/girlfriends, sexist Omega verse dynamics. These reduce your characters to flat 2D things i feel.

🍓 avoid templates and archetypes in characterisation. 

🍓 avoid describing characters by their appearance - e.g. “The platinum haired man said _____”. oh god. just please don’t do this. 

🍓 avoid expositions unless absolutely necessary.

That’s all i can think of off the top of my head right now. What about you guys? Do you guys have any writing tips? Please leave me a reply!! I think the hardest thing for me to master is pacing and konwing how to write fast paced without being choppy. Don’t know how to do that…