this song is just absolute perfection

Going to the Yule Ball with Draco Malfoy would include...

Originally posted by crystalgreene-justromance

request -  Dancing with Draco at the Yule Ball.

a/n - i kind of changed it up and made it into a yule all with draco thing since i had a lot more ideas to offer into the request, hope you don’t mind!!! xxx

- he probably asked you by using a charm to be all cutesy

- he only went all out because he thinks you’re the absolute cutest in the school

- also would probably beat crabbe and goyle up if they called they said anything about you that was negative

- him asking fellow slytherins to tie his bowtie

- ‘draco all you’ve ever told me to do is go stick a dragons egg up my arse why should i help you now’

- ‘I KNOW BUT JUST THIS ONE TIME CMON’

 - waits for you at the bottom of the staircase in front of the great hall

- might i mention that you’ve already tripped on your dress a good 5 times already

- your mom sent you that dress okay!!! it was special and you hope he would like it

- and oh boy did he

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Saw Great Comet yesterday (7-30-17), and I just wanted to share some of my experience with you guys! I was sitting in the rear mezz, which I highly recommend!

*I'mma skip over a lot of the main details just because they’ve already been covered, but I’ll try to include things that were particular to this show/not often talked about.

“Prologue”

• There’s a little vignette right before the show starts where Andrey is leaving for war, and it begins with Natasha screaming the most heartbreaking no you’ve ever heard in ur life.
• When Oak came out, there was thunderous applause. Like, it went on for at least a full minute. I was so happy.
• Also, hearing that first accordion note reduced me to tears bc I’m sensitive™.

“Pierre”

• So lemme talk about Oak’s voice real quick. Someone noted that it’s this perfect blend between Groban’s smoothness and Malloy’s roughness, and I have to wholeheartedly agree. It’s absolutely beautiful. He’s a beautiful Pierre.
• Also, he plays Pierre with a lot of melancholy. It’s almost as though he’s always on the verge of tears.
• “He’s charming; he has no sex.” While the ladies are skipping around him, Hélène is conducting them, and it’s hilarious.
• “I pity you. I pity me. I pity you.” — Oak sings these lines so gutturally. His agony echoes off the very walls of the Imperial.
• “Pierre” received a long applause as well.

“Moscow”

• GRACE MCLEAN DESERVED TO BE NOMINATED FOR A TONY AWARD!1! HOLY CRAP. HER VOCALS BRING THE HOUSE DOWN!!!!!!!
• The moment she belts her first lines, you know exactly what kind of personality Marya D. has, and that’s a tribute to her actress. Srsly.
• During the song, Marya will sometimes act maternally to Sonya, but the moment Natasha comes back into sight, she’ll roughly push Sonya away, and it’s hilarious.
• Natasha’s humming is absolutely heartbreaking. It’s one of the many moments in the musical when you realize how young she is.

“The Private and Intimate Life of the House”

• There were understudies for both Mary and Bolkonsky/Andrey, Courtney Bassett and Ken Clark respectively. They were wonderful. Ken’s performance especially stood out to me.
• “People enjoy me, though…” Before he sang these lines, he held eye contact with a person across from him for, like, five seconds, and it was incredibly funny. (Same goes for him patting his wig and powder flying into the air.)
• “BRING ME MY SLIPPERS! YES, FATHER. YES, FATHER. BRING ME MY WIIIIIIIIIIIIINE.”
• The audience interaction in this one is A+. Mary’s suitor and Bolkonsky’s cheap French thing draw huge laughs from the crowd.
• “They are there upon his head.” I’ve seen a few posts where people lament that the audience laughs at this line, but I truly think it’s supposed to be laughed at. Mary is kind of coy when she says it, like she’s laughing at it herself. After that, though, her mood dips, slowly sinking into this utterly palpable reproach.
• The audience was completely silent.
• While she’s singing her final lines, Bolkonsky is slowly making his way back to his chair, and your heart shatters as you watch. He’s clutching his back and using the railing for support. When he finally collapses in his chair, he kinda puts his head in his hands.

“Natasha and the Bolkonskys”

• Towards the beginning of the song, Natasha and Mary hoist chairs over their heads and join a table of people on stage. It’s hilarious. They really milk the awkwardness of the moment.
• “Constrained and strained” is so frickin’ good. When Courtney and Denée sing it, it’s really low and creepy.
• “Says the mean, old man in his underthings” drew huge laughs, especially bc of Bolkonsky’s hand movements. He kept gesturing towards his entire body.

“No One Else”

• Honest to God, I could write essays on how perfect Denée Benton and her performance of this song is. She emotes so beautifully. Her voice, her movements, her facial expressions all come together to create Natasha, a young, lost girl who wants nothing more than to see Andrey again.
• I cried (obviously).
• The blue light is absolutely gorgeous in this song. (The blue light is meant to be the moon.)
• At one point, Andrey shows up, and snow begins to lightly fall on him. He reads one of Natasha’s letters, brings it to his lips tenderly before walking away, and just behind him, almost able to reach him, is Natasha, her face the perfect picture of despair.
Denée Benton.
• The applause after this song was long and well-deserved.

“The Opera”

• Just for the record, songs like this one, “The Duel”, and “The Abduction"—where all of the cast members are out—are absolutely electric. The energy is incredible.
• “The opera, the opera…” Marya D. belts these lines so loudly, lololol.
• On one side, you can spot Heath Saunders as one of the opera goers, and lemme just tell you guys, that long, black coat suits him.
• “Hélène and Dolokhov arm-in-arm…” They aren’t so much arm-in-arm as they are passionately making out on stage. Omg. I love them.
• “Noooo, I’m enjoying myself this evening.” Pierre pumps his fist and smiles this absolutely giddy smile.
• When Marya sees that Natasha is talking to Hèlène, she runs up and pushes Nat behind her.
• To indicate that the “curtain rises,” some of the light bulbs retract. It’s a cool effect.
• I know the literal opera part of the song sounds incredibly weird on the recording, but in person, it’s more hilarious than you’d think. The actors are doing ridiculous things and making animalistic noises, lol.
• When it’s over, the spotlight turns to Natasha and Sonya. Sonya’s asleep, lolololololol.
• Right before Anatole comes in and around the time Natasha begins to “pass into a state of intoxication”, she hallucinates Andrey being injured during the war. The two circle each other around Pierre’s salon, simply gazing into each other’s eyes, and it’s intense.
• Anatole’s entrance is frickin’ ridiculous and amazing all at once.
• You know those measured beats at the beginning of his introduction? During each of those, he sharply turns his head in a new direction, ostensibly to show off his head.
• Also, his walk is literally a swagger.
• Either in this scene or during “Natasha and Anatole”, he caught a lady unaware and kissed her on the cheek. She jumped so badly, lolololol.

“Natasha and Anatole”

• During the intro of the song, Anatole checks himself out in a mirror before posing himself perfectly for the moment Natasha turns around to see him.
• Also, let’s talk about Lucas Steele for a hot minute. He is Anatole Kuragin, from his almost exotic voice to the way he walks. Out of the cast, I’d say that Steele is the one who plays the crowd the best.
• Throughout this number, Anatole and Natasha play the roles of pursuer and the pursued. Natasha tries so hard not to be wrapped under his spell. :(
• When he takes the flower off her head, Natasha makes a perfect :O face. I love Denée Benton.
• “And kiss me on the neck.” He does manage to get this kiss, and it’s really rough-looking.
• “How do you like Moscow?” Lolololololololol.
• For the most part, the two are roving around the stage (mostly bc Natasha is running away from Anatole), but at the end, they sit down next to each other, and it’s played as a really significant moment.

“The Duel”

• “The Duel” is epic live. Holy freakin’ crap.
• The moment Dolokhov, Pierre, and Anatole clink their glasses together, the strobe lights come on and the real party begins. There’s intensely sexual dancing, half-naked people, and glow sticks everywhere.
• Y'all, I saw Marya D., in a skin tight, black costume no less, whip several people with a riding crop with my own two eyes.
• Also, in the very back of the rear mezz, there was, like, a threesome going on.
• The energy during this song was absolutely nuts.
• Sonya’s party outfit is so cute. It’s an almost innocent looking dress, and she’s wearing bright sunglasses.
• The ensemble echoing back “corpulence” is really frickin’ funny.
• Nick Choksi really highlights the psychopathic part of Dolokhov, especially in the “Here’s to the health of married women” sequence. His movements are jubilant but also shark-like. He and Hélène make out for a loooooong time.

“Dust and Ashes”

• Oak’s “Dust and Ashes” is an absolute privilege to hear, and if you have the chance, I would go and listen to it while you can. His voice could have shaken the entire foundation of the theater.
• While he’s singing, the entire cast lines up in the rear mezz to provide backup vocals, and it’s incredibly poignant. (Also, tho, Lucas Steele stood in front of me, and I died.)
• “Don’t let me die while I’m like this…” During these lines, Oak starts crying, and it guts you.
• There was a two minute applause for “Dust and Ashes”, and I was on the verge of crying just bc he was getting such a huge applause.
• Oak is perfect, okay?

“Sunday Morning” / “Charming”

• “Everyone sees a man!” Ingrid delivers this line so well. It got a huge laugh.
• AHHHHHHHHH, now here’s a symbolic moment for you. When Natasha says that she can see a shape in the darkness as she’s looking into the mirror, Pierre is standing up right behind her. Pierre is her future.
• (The moment Nat leaves, he sits back down.)
• Amber Gray can slay me, tbh. “Charming” is everything I could have ever asked for.
• When she walks in, the lights are bright behind her, and her hood is over her head, effectively masking her identity. It’s a really neat moment.
• The lights dim when she takes off her hood.
• Natasha is in her undergarments throughout the song until Hélène gives her her cloak. (Btw, Natasha looks gr8 in said cloak.)
• At some point, Natasha starts mimicking Hélène’s movements, and it’s adorable but also a really nice character touch. Same goes for Hélène snatching Andrey’s necklace off of Nat’s neck and exchanging it for her own pearls.

“The Ball”

• This number was enchanting. I had a hard time focusing on the main stage bc the dancers in the rear mezz. were so mesmerizing in their movements.
• Also, tho, the ensemble dancers mimicked what Anatole and Natasha were dancing at times.
• When Natasha tries to run away from Anatole, he pursues her up the steps and forces their first kisses. She’s surprised at first, but gives into it with abandon a few seconds later. The kiss lasts a very long time.
• At the end of “The Ball”, Natasha and Anatole run through the doors together and then turn to face the audience. They’re holding hands. The lights are bright behind them.

“Letters”

• “Letters” is such a frickin’ jam, y'all.
• When it starts, the cast members spill out of the double doors singing.
• At the beginning of “Letters”, just as Pierre is addressing Andrey, Andrey appears at the top of the stairs. Pierre faces him.
• “I see nothing but the candles in the mirror.” For one of the very few times in the play, Natasha and Pierre face each other.
• The geometric symmetry in the choreography is really wonderful all around. For instance, at one point, Mary, Natasha, and Pierre are all positioned in a triangle, taking turns facing one another.
• Anatole’s love letter was an absolute showstopper. People were whistling, clapping, and screaming when he started holding those really long notes. Holy crap @ Lucas Steele!!!!!

“Sonya and Natasha” / “Sonya Alone”

• “Sonya and Natasha” is intense. I was on the edge of my seat for their fighting.
• “I’m soooooooooooooo happy, and sooooooooooo frightened.” Kill it, Denée!!!! (When she’s singing about her happiness, her arms are extended widely, and when she’s singing about being frightened, she withdraws into herself.)
• “I have no will. My life is his.” During these lines, Natasha is wrapped around an increasingly agonized Sonya.
• “Sonya Alone” is one of the most powerful numbers in the show, and you really don’t recognize it until you see it live.
• The theater is almost completely dark with the exception of a spotlight on Sonya. Throughout the entirety of the song, Natasha is ambling about, tightly clutching Anatole’s letter.
• Sonya never takes her eyes off of Natasha, and your heart can’t help but ache for both of them.
• Ingrid Michaelson is truly a wonderful Sonya—maybe not as sure as Brittain but she definitely doesn’t lack heart.
• On the first “I will protect your name and your heart”, Natasha stumbles on a stair, staggered by the weight of her friend’s words. Then, she walks to the opposite side of the stage, only to be completely stopped by Sonya’s, “I know you’ve forgotten me.”
• For the rest of the song, Natasha is still, her head inclined towards Sonya.

“Preparations” / “Balaga”

• When Pierre greets Anatole at the beginning of this number, it’s almost as though he’s caught Anatole out. Anatole had been trying to sneak past unnoticed.
• Anatole shaves in front of a mirror during “Preparations”, lol. At one point, he turns to the crowd with shaving cream still on his face.
• Dolokhov sings his arguments at Anatole very fiercely during this song, even more so than he does in the recording.
• I looooooooooooove “Balaga”. It’s such a wild performance. Paul Pinto moves with such agility and manic energy. The ensemble hands out the egg shakers during this one.

“The Abduction”

• “THE ABDUCTION” IS SO GOOOD. HOLY CRAPPP.
• Anatole singing “WHOOOOA” while swinging his green jacket cleared my skin, watered my crops, and cured my depression.
• The whole theater is absolutely alive with commotion. There’s a dance off between a guy in the rear mezz and a guy on stage that’s frickin’ amazing.
• People are doing backflips.
• Natasha smashes a painting on Balaga’s head.
• Marya and Hélène are making out.
• Pierre is doing a cute jig.
• It’s beautiful, beautiful chaos.
• When Pierre screams his “WHOA” part, everyone collapses on the floor, absolutely exhausted, and then, then, the most wonderful thing happens.
• Pierre giggles.
• “Hee-hee-hee.”
• God, I love Oak.
• “Wait, wait. First we have to sit down.” Anatole made room for himself next to a girl, which was hecking funny, but what was even funnier was that the girl leaned her head on Anatole’s shoulder. The whole theater dissolved in laughter. Anatole held the quiet for a comedically long period before getting up, and when he did, he kissed the girl on the cheek. It was really cute.
• When Marya entered at the end of the song, surrounded by this harsh, red light, there were audible gasps in the audience. People weren’t expecting her, lol.

“In My House”

• GRACE MCLEAN DESERVED A TONY NOMINATION: PART TWO.
• She acted her butt out through this entire song. I’m serious.
• Her voice is dangerously quiet until, “YOU LISTEN TO ME WHEN I SPEAK TO YOU. YOU LISTEN TO ME WHEN I SPEAK TO YOU.”
• The tension in the room was palpable.
• Also, all of the yelling you hear on the recording? It’s so much more intense live. It’s fierce enough to make you flinch.
• “Don’t touch me!” At one point when Natasha screamed this, she physically pushed Marya away, and Marya wasn’t angry so much as she was stunned.
• “Natasha’s whole body shook with noiseless, convulsive sobs.” She was literally bent over, grasping the railing like she couldn’t breathe.
• “And she threw herself down on the sofa.” Natasha stands erect with her arms crossed and her head buried in them. The spotlights focus on her, and that’s when Marya softens.
• You can see the fight leave Grace McLean’s body. Her voice is incredibly tender.

“A Call to Pierre” / “Find Anatole”

• GRACE MCLEAN DESERVED A TONY NOMINATION: PART THREE.
• Her face is absolutely devastated as she’s talking to Pierre. Like, I still have chills thinking about it.
• Also, Pierre is waking up from a nap at the beginning of this number, lol.
• “I have been… studying.” He glances quickly at the place he had been napping.
• The sheer power in Oak’s voice really comes out in these next songs. Anger and fear simmers behind the way he sings. A+++
• At the beginning of “Find Anatole”, he truly sounds out of breath. His body is fully bent over for a couple of seconds.
• “He can’t be married!” The absolute horror in Denée’s voice nearly slaughters you, tbh.
• When Pierre discovers Anatole and Hélène and gets mad, they start to run away.
• Pierre is livid when he finds Anatole and Hélène. I mean, livid.

“Pierre and Anatole” / “Natasha Very Ill”

• Pierre nearly throttling Anatole is a sight™.
• “Amuse yourself with women like my wife!” The spotlight shines on Hélène as she stands up and bristles indignantly. What an amazing character touch.
• During that long pause before Pierre apologizes to Anatole, Natasha walks right between the two and drinks the arsenic. A few moments later, it begins taking effect, and she starts screaming. It’s a terrible, convincing sound. She runs off stage. Marya and Sonya follow her.
• “FOR PETERSBUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURG!” :’)))
• There was a pause between “Pierre and Anatole” and “Natasha Very Ill” while we all wildly applauded that C#. Holy crap @ Lucas Steele!!!!!!!!!!!!
• “Natasha Very Ill” is sad. Everyone is devastated, especially Sonya and Marya.

“Pierre and Andrey”

• Ken Clark is an amazing Andrey. He has a v. human approach to the prince.
• When Pierre and Andrey are trading insults, there’s a lot of affection between them. It’s really as though the two haven’t seen each other in quite awhile.
• Andrey’s somewhat tender tone continues until he asks Pierre to confirm whether the rumors he had heard were true, and when Pierre replies in the affirmative, that is the very moment when Andrey assumes his colder exterior.
• It frickin’ breaks your heart.
• #PoorAndrey
• “If you wish to be my friend, never speak of that again.” During “If you wish to be my friend,” Andrey’s voice breaks seemingly on the edge of tears, and then it hardens at the end as he jabs a finger in Pierre’s chest. The moment he does so, though, he immediately looks horrified. Did I really just threaten my friend?
• “Well, goodbye” is soft.
• #PoorAndrey
• CRAP. I FORGOT THE WORST PART OF THIS SONG. Behind Andrey and Pierre, Natasha and Sonya are standing in a darkened corner. Whenever Andrey refers to Natasha, she flinches and buries herself into Sonya.
• :(

“Pierre and Natasha” / “The Great Comet of 1812”

• “Pierre and Natasha” broke me.
• At the beginning of the song, Natasha slowly makes her way down the staircase, entirely dependent on the railing to get down. It tears at your heart. You can’t help but remember how lovely and vibrant she had been at the beginning of the play.
• The nightgown she’s in makes her look so small, and with her braided hair, she looks just like a little girl.
• Oak emotes his lyrics so tenderly, so gently in this one. His voice is always on the verge of breaking.
• “She began to cry…” Yeah, no. She sobbed, and you sobbed with her. Her whole body was shaking. She had to hold on to the rail.
• An interesting tidbit: Hélène is sitting right behind Natasha, and she has her head in her hands like she’s reacting to the sadness of this scene, too.
• “All over…” At this point, Natasha is walking back up the staircase, and the theater is absolutely silent. You could have heard a pin drop. Oak says the written line to her back.
• I’ll never forget the way Oak delivered it, and I will never want to either.
• His voice simply broke on “if I were free”.
• Pierre turns away from her, and then she turns towards him, slowly making her way back to him.
• During her last lines, Natasha touches his cheek, and it is sincerely one of the most beautiful moments of this very beautiful play.
• “The Great Comet of 1812” was moving, too.
• The theater very much looked like a beautiful night sky. The comet prop was stunning, too.
• Pierre sat down at the end of the song and gazed reverentially up at the comet.

This play was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life, and I recommend it with all of my heart and soul. Please, please support it if you can.

I just really love everyone’s individual pas de deux moments in the dance circle part of “You and Me.” Each is so unique and tailored to each of their specific dynamics, it’s fantastic.

Like Carlos starts the whole thing alone like the break-dancing dork he is and then Jane joins him. They’re finally being honest about maybe kind of liking each other, but they’re not taking it too seriously. This is just a dance with a possible date to follow if things go well, so they’re just being silly and having fun. He wraps her arms around him like the goofball he is and carries her off because he’s just so happy that she’s actually there with him.

Then Jay and Lonnie both enter at the same time, doing flips and spins and all the stuff that’s tied into R.O.A.R. They’re friends and aren’t technically or officially there as a couple. They’re just teammates who understand and trust each other and know how to make each other look good. They’re both athletic, so they turn what they’re comfortable with into a dance and walk off arm in arm.

Then Evie kicks them out and takes center stage like the amazing diva she is. After her moment in the spotlight, she beckons Doug in—because he defers to her and knows she’s always in charge—and he comes sliding in like the hero he wants to be for her. He lifts her like she’s a princess—because she is to him, and he wants nothing more than to be her prince—but it’s not as graceful as some of the other lifts in the song. He’s still goofy, and she’s more than happy to go with it. When they exit, she struts while he flails, perfectly capturing their personalities.

Ben and Mal go in at the same time to meet each other in the middle, but Mal kicks water in his face—because she is absolutely done with pretending to be the perfect proper princess. And Ben responds in kind, kicking water toward her, with a laugh and a smile. He’s always willing to meet her halfway, and will do so gladly. But she’s accepted that she’s not just the punk villain kid anymore, she’s also a lady of the court. She’s both now, and that’s why she willingly jumps into Ben’s arms to get lifted into the air like a princess. He wants to show off his incredible pixie dragon princess girlfriend to the entire world, and she’s totally willing to do that, just so long as she can still be herself. And the only reason they don’t start kissing again right then are there is because everyone splashes them to tell them to get a room, and Ben unsuccessfully attempts to shield Mal from the water even though they’re both already soaking wet.

When you put it all together, each little moment is a miniature showcase of each duo’s individual dynamics and it’s just so cool!

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Okay I know everyone wanted to keep the song “Unstoppable” in the movie and believe me its a damn shame it was cut, but I think that the song ”More” NEEDED TO BE IN THE MOVIE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT IS IT HEARTBREAKING AND MAKES ME CRY LIKE A LITTLE BITCH! 

- It explains that Moana was given her name by Grandma Tala meaning “Ocean” and not given by her dad that wanted her to stay away from it 

- It hurts because she’s talking about the one person who truly supported her in everything Moana believed in 

- I MEAN HER GRANDMA JUST DIED AND SHE KNOWS SHE MUST COMPLETE HER CALLING MOANA IS STRONG AF

- Just the evolution of the song is amazing it goes from Moana recognizing all that her grandmother has taught her and how she wished she could stay and guide her

- Then it becomes extremely powerful as she is determined to lead her people as a true chief and fufill her duty to the sea and her tribe 

- Marcy Harriel does a beautiful rendition of the song I mean the way her voice breaks makes you bawl and how strong she belts out just makes you shook 

-BUT IMAGINE IF AULI’I CRAVALHO SANG IT ABSOLUTE  PERFECTION!!

- I’ve memorized the entire lyrics and it’s in the soundtrack and movie to me because I don’t give a fuck it didn’t deserved to be cut 

anonymous asked:

what are your drunk Danneel, Misha and Jensen headcannons !

A lot of these come from conversations I’ve been having with @withthedemonblood so I’m giving her partial credit/co-author credits on this one.

Nesnej: the drunk girl in the bathroom at the club who tells you that you’re beautiful and tries to pet your hair

  • Never knows what’s going on
  • Is WAY into his wife, tells that he loves her at every opportunity
  • Repeats himself 400 times throughout the night
  • Laughs really loudly
  • Very friendly and affectionate, often crosses boundaries without meaning to
  • ^ On that note, definitely makes out with strangers on the dance floor
  • MESSY. Throws up heavily in a bathroom stall but it doesn’t dampen his night at all, he rebounds real fast
  • Tries to take lots of group photos but is a terrible photographer (800 blurry crowd shots)
  • Constantly tries to FaceTime Misha
  • Impatient as fuck, very short attention span
  • Drapes himself over the DJ booth to make really dumb and half-coherent song requests
  • Subby
  • Hungry
  • Gets WAY hungover in the morning, swears to never drink again (and always does anyway)

Leennad: the reckless righteous hot girl that’s doing upside down flaming shots at the bar instead of hanging out with the people she came here with

  • PARTY FUCKIN’ ANIMAL
  • Doesn’t give a shit about anything ever
  • Makes questionable and potentially dangerous decisions
  • Screams a lot
  • Laughs at Nesnej when he falls down instead of offering to help him up
  • LOVES tequila
  • Starts fights in the bathroom with girls that aren’t being nice to other girls 
  • She doesn’t even know them she’s just always ready to throw down
  • Convinces Nesnej to do increasingly stupid things #ForTheLolz over the course of the night and then documents them for later
  • Looks absolutely perfect no matter what phase of the night she’s in
  • Touchy, a lil bit gay, has probably made out with a girl on the dance floor before
  • Sings along to every fucking song, particularly hard rap, complete with hand gestures
  • Is sometimes rude but nobody cares
  • Is never hungover somehow

Ahsim: just a complete disaster.

  • Slurs and stutters SO much, punctuated by random giggling
  • Gets naked 800% faster than anybody else, very horny
  • “Let’s wrestle”
  • Likes to dance, but is a Very Bad Dancer
  • Also screams a lot
  • Sweats like you would not believe
  • bel·lig·er·ent, impatient and bitchy
  • Like drunk!Danneel, he also will not hesitate to roast a bitch
  • Will give you his coat if you’re cold, no questions asked
  • Periodically asks you if you’re having a good time, to the point where it actually gets annoying
  • Will take you home immediately if you’re not having a good time
  • Drunk tweets
  • Wanders off, gets lost, nobody knows where he is
  • Doesn’t know any of the words to any of the songs in the club but vibes to them anyway
  • CANNOT hold his liquor, likes fruit cocktails
  • Seriously someone switch him to water
  • A crier. Emotional.

And, bonus!

Deraj: the girl who starts a fight with you on the dance floor because she thinks you were looking at her boyfriend

  • Yells at the waitress collecting empty bottles off the floor for interrupting her dancing during ~her song~
  • Stands outside the bathroom stall while Nesnej is throwing up to keep people from bothering him and to keep an eye on him
  • Does not mind taking care of people even if it means he doesn’t get to party as much
  • Physically puts himself between girls trying to have a good time and the creepy guys trying to dance on them
  • Instantly best friends with all the bouncers
  • Has actual conversations with people at the bar about music and politics
  • Constantly reassuring people that they look “great” while keeping his bitchy comments to himself
  • Does not want to leave when the bars close, makes a big fuss about being kicked out
  • Zero tolerance for whining, would rather you just go home
  • “Just take your shoes OFF if your feet hurt so bad!”

Tower Theater, Philadelphia October 5, 2017

This was my show and let me tell you it was everything I wanted it to be and more. A few ramblings so I don’t forget this feeling later. 

Harry is just pure joy on stage, he owns that stage. There isn’t one second he’s up there that you don’t feel it in your bones how much he LOVES it and the crowd gives it right back to him in spades. It’s one big love fest with Harry Styles as the master of ceremonies.

When I first heard the tour set I was surprised he started with ESNY but it’s actually a perfect song to start with, the repeating chorus and echo back from the crowd is a cool way to start off. 

FTDT, MMITH and SOTT were just as magical as I hoped they would be and his voice is beautiful live. Carolina and Only Angel were very fun live and he was having a ball singing them. 

He goes absolutely CRAZY on Kiwi (which we got twice)….and I’m into it. I’m so glad it is a single and I hope it catches on because there is nothing better than 3000 people screaming I’M HAVING YOUR BABY together at the top of their lungs. 

Just a little bit of my heart and Stockholm Syndrome should have always been Harry songs, his arrangements of both are fantastic. 

No matter how much they try to act cool about it, everyone is WMYB trash when that first chorus kicks in. 

The crowd heckling was hilarious, he’s such a goofball and I love him dearly. The girl with the tiara and the sash totally got called out lol. 

His band are all MONSTERS! They are all so talented in their own right and they gel so well as a band and with Harry, it’s really hard to even believe they have only been playing together for a relatively short time. Sarah can kill me with those drum sticks any time. 

THE HARMONIES - enough said

Amazing night all around. Most concerts are usually a lot of fun but it’s not always true that you leave one feeling so full of love and joy and just pure contentment. I felt lucky to be one of the 3000 people in that room watching Harry be the star he was born to be and feeling all the love he was giving back to every single one of us. 

….how soon does 2018 get here??

Hey, TSENT, i wanted to tell you that now we need a studio version of ‘SHADOW’ thank you.

Stressed

Paring: Changkyun x reader

Genre: fluff

Word count: 1,299

Originally posted by changkyunho

It’s not very easy to understand Changkyun. He’s an introvert. He’d rather spend his free time indoors than go out like this friends. His brain works in the strangest ways. Don’t get this the wrong way. Changkyun is smart. A lot smarter than most people and he thinks of stuff most people wouldn’t. Also, Changkyun is never good with words. He can’t speak his emotions. It’s just very difficult for him to show people how he really feels. If he’s upset with someone, he won’t tell him off and just keep it to himself. And if he has feelings for someone…well that’ll be very hard for him to convey. But the only way only he can convey what he feels is through words that he writes on his sheets and combines them with the amazing music that he creates.

Besides Changkyun there’s another person that’s not very easy to understand and that’s his girlfriend. Your case is not as bad as Changkyun’s. You aren’t that bad with expressing your feelings. You’re just not very affectionate..in a touchy way. You don’t hate skinship. You just prefer not being touched (if that made any sense). It doesn’t exactly bother you, but to a certain degree, it does make you uncomfortable.

But that’s not how you feel with Changkyun. You want to get affectionate with him, you just didn’t know how to initiate it. At times it baffles you how effortlessly Minhyuk does it. He just throws himself on people and hugs them all the time. Sometimes it’s a little too much but no one complains.

It’s not like you went 7 months of your relationship without touching each other. You two hold hands all the time, hug and kiss each other and cuddle with each other at every chance you get because they are times when you hardly ever get see him. It’s Changkyun that initiates them almost every time. And when he doesn’t initiate, you just look at him lost and confused with a million thoughts running through your mind. Although Changkyun has never admitted it, he does like that look on your face. He just likes teasing you.

You feel awful that it’s always Changkyun that hugs you first or kisses your first. And you really want to be the one to do it first and take him by surprise but every time you try, you get nervous, your hands start to sweat and eventually you end up looking like a tomato. You really just don’t know what to do.

Eyebrows furrowed cutely, lips in a small pout and hands fidgeting in your lap, you stare at your idol boyfriend leaning forward on the table with his face buried in his hands. You can tell he’s stressed. Changkyun has been trying to finish his song for hours now but his brain does not want to cooperate. He has to finish his song to perfection in less than four days and he hasn’t even come up with a tune let alone lyrics (I have absolutely no idea how long it takes to write a song).

You wish you could help but don’t know anything about composting. You tried to take him out to his favourite restaurant but he refuses to leave his studio. You release a small sigh as you stare mindlessly at the deep green walls of the tiny room. Trying to come up with million ideas to help your very stressed boyfriend, you remember Kihyun telling you that the best stress reliever for a guy is kisses from his love. But you wouldn’t want to listen to Kihyun, he likes his girlfriends clingy and who showers him with tons of attention. He’s fancy like that.

But when you watch Changkyun slump back into his chair with a groan escaping his lips, you have a mental debate. Should you take Kihyun’s advice? Or throw yourself at changkyun and give him a bear hug like Minhyuk does? The latter sounds a bit dangerous actually. Sometimes Changkyun suffocates when Minhyuk does that and it takes him some time to even his breathing. You wouldn’t want to kill you boyfriend in an attempt to help him.

Changkyun plays a tune on his keyboard then grumbles while disheveling his hair. He stomps his feet and slumps back into his chair again, mumbling something under his breath. He’s been doing this for hours now. You pout a sad pout. What kind of a terrible girlfriend are you? Changkyun is troubled and stress and all you can do is watch him? No! You get to your feet and wipe your palms on your shorts. They weren’t sweaty but just in case y’know.

“Changkyun?” You call out in a small voice. You can feel the heat reaching to your cheeks already. ‘Don’t be weak now’ you tell yourself as you tug a loose strand of your hair behind your ears. Changkyun replies you with a simple hum.  

“Do you want me to smother you with kisses?”

“What-?”

You took a few steps towards him while playing with the hem of your shirt “Okay. If you insist”

“I didn’t say anything-” Changkyun raises his eyebrows in confusion as he blinks you.

“Alright! Alright! I’ll do it! You don’t have to force me” You very carefully climb onto his lap with each leg on either side of his thighs and your small hands placed on his chest.

Changkyun gives you puzzled look “Baby. What are you doing?”

A smile tugs on the corner of your lips “Shush. Don’t talk” you whisper as you bit onto your lower lip. Taking his hands and placing them on your hips, you cup his face in your small hands. Changkyun blinks at you a few time but doesn’t say anything. You take that as queue and lean forward. You place a gentle kiss on his left cheek, then the right cheek and then you kiss his forehead, the tip of his nose, and his temples. You kiss each of his eyelids and you can feel the hold on your hips tighten when you moved lower to the side of his face. You take the soft fabric of his shirt between your fingers as you trail kisses down from his jaw to his neck. Changkyun moaned when you bit and nibbled on his sensitive spot.

You move back a bit to admire your little artwork and giggled when Changkyun whines. His hand travels to the back of your neck and pulled you down to him again but this time capturing your lips with his. The kiss started off gentle but became rough and hungry in a matter of seconds. He bit your lip causing you to open your mouth so he could slip his tongue in. Your hands were in his soft hair as you moaned into the kiss.

Changkyun pecked your lips one last time before breaking the kiss. With a wide grin, he stares at your now red face and swollen lips. You give him your own version of a wide smile and giggle shyly. Leaning down you wrap your hands around his chest and nuzzle your face into the crook of his neck. His arms travel down and wrapped around your torso, hugging you closer to him.

“Do  you feel less stressed now?” You ask, breathing his scent in.

When he releases why did you become so affectionate all of the sudden, a deep chuckle leaves his lips “Yes. I feel less stressed now” he returns with his fingers combing gently through your hair. You hummed softly and smiled in satisfaction “I’m glad. Kihyun told me kisses are the best stress reliever” you tell him innocently.

Changkyun chuckles again “Baby. I don’t think this is what Kihyun meant”

Valentine’s Day with Yoongi

  • Valentine’s Day with Yoongi would be a bit more lowkey than with the other members.
  • He tells you that he’s working on the day and won’t be home, and you understand that he’s busy.
  • You figured that nothing special would happen that day so you’re really surprised when you wake up and see a small box next to your bed
  • When you open it you find tapes that Yoongi made and you can’t help but laugh because wow who even has a tape deck anymore oh wait you do.
  • And you always mention how hard it is to find good music on tapes anymore and you’re so touched that he remembered that.
  • He made so many for any possible emotions you could need music for and you think it’s really sweet of him to do because you always say how much you adore his music taste.
  • At the bottom of the box there’s a tape that just says “for today”.
  • When you play it, you immediately recognise Yoongi’s voice, rapping a song he wrote for you.
  • It’s so amazing that you listen to it all day because wow that’s your boyfriend he’s so talented.
  • And you’re so happy with this, and would’ve been perfectly content if that was all you did for the day.
  • So your next shock is when Yoongi walks in the door much earlier than he ever would on a normal work day, and announces that he’s taking you out for dinner.
  • And you just run and hug him and tell him you love the song, which makes him all flustered and he tries to play it off like it wasn’t a big deal, but he’s secretly over the moon that you liked it.
  • You guys have a really nice dinner and talk about all the tapes he made you and which songs were your favourites, your absolutely favourite obviously being the one he wrote for you.
  • Afterwards you head back to your house and talk all night, and for most of the next morning because your conversations with Yoongi were never boring and never ending.
  • You just ate snacks and enjoyed each others company, which for the two of you was the perfect night.
  • Afterwards, it became a tradition that every year he made you a special tape with songs from the past year that he thought you’d like.
  • But every year, there was always one special tape with a song just for you, and each one was more beautifully written than the last.
  • And you’d just talk all night about anything and everything, and for the two of you, it was absolutely perfect.
  • And every year you were thankful that you had someone so thoughtful and who put so much effort into a day that, before he had met you, just seemed trivial and unimportant.
I hope you all enjoyed this one :)
Colton Ryan/Olivia Puckett DEH Review

Major Plot Spoilers ahead.

Wow. Honestly, just wow. I’m staring at the screen trying to write this and am still at a complete loss. For what it’s worth, this was my first time seeing the show. I’m seeing it four times while I’m in New York, but this was my first. I’ve been watching the video for as long as I can remember and haven’t gone a day without listening to the soundtrack. I’ve heard Colton’s audio as well as Michael Lee Brown’s and had no idea what to expect going in to this performance. With that being said, nothing could have prepared me for this. I have heard so many reviews regarding the two understudies the past few days and wasn’t sure what to expect out of Colton, but he stole my heart, crushed it to pieces, squeezed it into a mess, only to put it back together again in the finale. This boy is not getting enough credit for his talent. After seeing all of the MLB reviews and Colton reviews, I was left in awe of his performance. This guy deserves all the things, and I wish I could give them to him. He definitely deserves consideration for when November roles around. When he did Evan’s opening monologue, it was fast. Very fast. Almost faster than Ben’s and to the point where if you weren’t paying attention, you probably missed something. I felt right at home. This of course leads into AHAM and this is the first chance we have at seeing Olivia’s Zoe. (HOLY COW!!!!!) Her portrayal of Zoe was SO different from Laura’s. Mike Faist seemed to have more of a joking tone with her and their opening interaction seemed less hostile and more of a normal sibling dynamic.
This then leads into Evan asking Alana to sign his cast as she tells him about her summer. I thought that Colton looked very anxious and uncomfortable and you could see him fighting with himself as to what the right thing to say to her was. Will of course stole the show immediately when he came on stage and continued to do so throughout. His performance wow’d me and is so much stronger in person than any video could do justice.
Cutting to WTAW - and just wow. I was left speechless. I believe Colton was losing his voice (he seemed hoarse at the beginning of the show but once his vocals warmed up - he nailed it) but this just made the performance even better for me. You could hear the desperation in his voice as he sang and especially when asking “Is anybody waving, back at me?”. His interaction with Olivia was textbook perfect. He was so nervous even I was uncomfortable for him but Olivia was genuinely apologetic that Connor had shoved Evan and seemed upset at the fact Connor was like this. At one point in the song, Colton chased after her waving and she paid him no attention and his face was absolutely heartbroken (I started crying here and never stopped). Heading in to the WTAW reprise in the computer lab, Colton looked devastated when Heidi calls and says she can’t come pick him up and so pained when she asks how his day was. Even he was crying during the reprise and this is something I wasn’t expecting.
Olivia in For Forever showed a side of Zoe I had never seen. She looked so sad as Evan sang and I felt terrible that these happy memories of her brother were ones she didn’t have. (JLT’s performance and breakdown during this song - OMG!) Colton’s chemistry with the Murphy’s seemed natural and only grew as the show went on.
Sincerely, Me is one of my favorite numbers and seeing it in person was AMAZING. Because of Mike and Colton’s off stage friendship, this on stage performance was incredible. Colton mouthed the words he was typing in the emails as he was doing it and this just made the whole thing more realistic to me.
OLIVIA CAN FLAT SING. Requiem is not normally a song to leave me in tears, but the emotion in that song did me in. Zoe was so heartbroken and couldn’t even bring herself to read through all of the emails. I thought at one point she was going to break down trying to sing it but you could see the tears in her eyes. I loved how it seemed more painful and heartfelt.
Colton’s If I Could Tell Her normally gives me goosebumps but with Olivia on stage? I was speechless. They have natural chemistry and it looked so natural every time they were together. When Evan kisses her at the end, she didn’t seem angry, just shocked.
Disappear was wonderful as well and I felt like I got to see so much more of Jared’s character development when he tries to make an input to the Murphy’s and Evan shuts him down. This is something that doesn’t translate in the boot or audio versions for me.
You Will Be Found was where I lost it and didn’t recover. There was something so raw during the speech and watching him crumble on the floor. As Nic mentioned, Colton held on to Connor’s tie for dear life and was audibly crying before he could manage to look out at the crowd again and continue. Hearing Colton cry and look so broken made me want to jump the stage and give him a hug. Michael Park’s breakdown made my dad cry and I had to look away to control my sobs. He fell to his knees and JLT had to come help him up as he pulled her into a hug. When Zoe saw this, you could see her eyes tear up and when she sang and spoke to Evan at the end, she was crying about having her brother back. Once again, Colton and Olivia’s chemistry was off the charts. When they kissed, she wrapped both her arms tight around him and he her and they were both holding on for dear life.
Break in a Glove is a song I find necessary for the show but haven’t died to listen to on repeat. However, the dynamic between Evan and Larry here is SO good. They were both glad to have someone to share this with since they missed out on it when they were younger. Evan looks so hopeful and Larry looks so excited to share this and it was beautiful.
Only us - UGH!!! Olivia nailed this. She was so gentle with him and looked at him so lovingly and Evan looked so enthralled by her. She did indeed kiss him more than one time throughout the song and whenever they were close enough, she was touching him. In the end, Colton pushed her down onto the bed and it looked like the most natural thing in the world.
Good for you was just SO good. Jared’s heartbreak, Alana’s hurt, RBJ WAS CRYING and everyone else was too. Colton looked traumatized that he was going through this and the emotions on his face were painful.
Everyone talks about Colton singing words fail well and they aren’t wrong. This performance left me shaking with sobs and the girl beside me who had no idea about the performance going in, clutching on to my arm and crying. There was so much emotion on the stage at one time I didn’t even know how to handle it. Zoe was crying, Cynthia was sobbing, and Colton was just so so so broken. He kept pulling at his hands and at his chest like he was hurting and he would mouth i’m so sorry in between lines. I made eye contact with him during this song and felt sorry for him because I was sobbing harder than he was.
I didn’t even have time to recover before So Big/ So Small. Rachel Bay Jones was crying so hard and at the end of it, Colton threw himself into her lap and buried his face. He was completely off the couch and into the floor with his arms wrapped so tightly around her I don’t know how she could move. She held him so close and held his face in between her hands. When Evan finally pulls away, he looked like it was the last thing in the world he wanted to be doing.
And of course, I cried through the finale because it was over and it was the most beautiful performance I’ve ever seen.
Overall, I would say, after hearing so much of the OBC and the audios, Olivia blew me away. Completely. She was absolutely incredible and gave me so much more to Zoe that I never knew I needed. Colton stunned me and stole the show. His vocals were wonderful and in the parts where he struggled made it all the more real to me. It was these times where he seemed so desperate and broken the most. Nothing in the world could have prepared me for this and I’m so thankful. If you get the chance to see Olivia, TAKE IT and enjoy every second. If you get the chance to see Colton, please do not sell your tickets because Ben isn’t there. It is still worth it and I didn’t feel like I missed any part of the performance by having Colton. (He’s also beautiful and one of the sweetest people in the whole world. I love him to pieces) ❤️

ATTENTION ALL WRITERS, READERS AND EDITORS!

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve noticed that a lot of fanfiction inspiration comes from music lyrics or movie prompts. I’m sure a lot of people have millions of songs that can used for as inspiration for an OTP or a story-line or an edit.

Sometimes you think during a song, these lyrics are absolutely perfect for a situation for xxx and xxxx.

So I decided do something for it.

I’m going to create a document where you can write down all these inspiration quotes/lyrics/prompts so you can share with everyone. You’ll find other ones that you’ll like in that doc too, which will hopefully inspire you to write.

It goes for all fandoms, anime or not. It really doesn’t matter, I just hope you’ll feel content and inspired after reading!

Even if you don’t write, your contribution still matters a lot!! As readers, you guys have a lot of opinion, and we want to hear everything from you! You guys will definitely have the best prompts and quotes/lyrics, and who knows, maybe a writer will write your prompt one day!!

To join, it’s super easy!!

rules:

(optional) must be following your local meme.

reblog this post!! like i said, it won’t work with only a few people. (likes count as bookmarks.)

this must receive over 70 notes, or else I’ll pretend like it never happened.

I might even create a WhatsApp group for this, so you guys can talk about your fanfictions there, and other writers can help you!! The only way this can work is if you share, reblog, and tell your friends!

Personally, I think it’s a really cool idea. It’s really helpful for one, and you could be helping someone who’s on writer’s block or down in the dumps! A whole list of prompts? Hell yeah!

So feel free to join!! I’d love to have you, and I’m sure you will contribute a lot!! The more people, the better. Once this reaches 70 notes, I’ll share the doc with you through link, or through email. Thanks!

anonymous asked:

recs for nice long slow burn bughead? wip or finished idm xx

OKAY - so I have 19 requests for fic recs. I’m going to start with the two that asked for Slow Burn fics. Now - I’m not sure if I’m the best judge at what a slow burn is - because I’m impatient as hell and want to knock Bughead’s heads together when they aren’t kissing fairly quickly - HOWEVER - I have a few faves that are definitely slow burn. Hopefully some of them will be new to you. I’m certain there are more - so if you have a favourite that I didn’t mention here - please reblog with the links so that I can read them (if I haven’t already) and so other people can read them too. Sharing is caring, Buggies.

Teenage Talk by darlingdearestdead  - This is the HS Reunion fic you didn’t know you needed. There is serious mystery involved and if I could lock Bughead in a closet and tell them they can’t come out until they make out a bunch - I would.

for the life of me by @stillscape - I am overcome with emotions every single update. I’d almost categorize this one as slightly angsty - because currently we’re Pre-Series and Juggie had a pretty rough and emotional time of it - but as we move closer to the beginning of the pilot, I’m hoping we can give this boy a little happiness. Hopefully. Soon.

What Happened To Us? by @fxyeahriverdale - An AU where Juggie gets injured and doesn’t remember the better part of the last year… in fact - his last memory is shortly before Jason Blossom ended up dead. So he doesn’t remember Archie ditching him for Grundy… and he kinda doesn’t remember that his girlfriend is his girlfriend. Everything would be solved if these kids would actually communicate… so it’s not technically slow burn - it’s not like he broke up with her or anything - but he just doesn’t know that the girl he’s been in love with since they were kids is also kinda in love with him back. SUPER good. Addicting story.

Something To Tell You by @findingbetty - I know, I know. This is not the first time I’ve rec’d this fic. But it’s freaking amazing and one of the best examples of slow burn for me. I just want them to freaking MAKE OUT ALREADY! The Jughead is one of the most unique Jugheads I’ve ever read and yet he’s still absolutely perfect. I love him and I love this story. Every update is a delight. 

Interstate Love Song by @juggieheadcoopers - I love snarky Bughead AUs. There is so much underlying attraction between these two - but both of them are so super annoyed with one another right now that they can’t see it. This is still pretty early on - but it’s going to be a wild ride.

I’ll Wait for You by @a-girl-named-whiskey​ - one of my favourite Bughead fics of like EVER. I guess I wouldn’t call it slow burn anymore… but for the first half of this story I was doing Homer Simpson’s Chili dance to get these two kids together. Seriously. Read it. Review it.

wet socks by @fairytelling - Because it’s a freaking Pride and Prejudice AU. Folks, I named my daughter Elizabeth because I am freaking TRASH for P&P and have been since the first time I read it when I was NINE. This story is SUPER new but it’s going to be a hell of a ride. Get in on the ground floor!

Ivy League Material by @confirmedbugheadtrash - I don’t know about you - but I LOVE College AUs - and this one is really great. Jug has a motorcycle that he brought to Yale with him. Yeah. 

born losers by sylwrites - of course no fic rec list would be complete without a sylwrites fic. This just finished this week and if you haven’t read it yet (or if you’re new to fandom) then you need to stop what you’re doing and read it now. 

Originally posted by ohyouprettygifs

(so I was actually going to go find a Bughead gif - but I used the doohicky thing and searched “Slow Burn” and this came up - and if you know me at all, you know I have a sort of manic obsession with David Bowie - so I’m going with this one instead. Enjoy the pretty!)

Spinning

First Part: Brave
Second Part: Breathing Space                                                           Third Part: Plotting                                                                        Fourth Part: New Arrangement

Part 5 in my developing Roman/Virgil University!AU

Tag List:  @extremepenguin10@interstellarroadkill@jadorefreedom@flowersheep@helpimafangirlposts@imthenewproxy @isnt-that-wizard@panicitssammyanddean@serenity0092@ekkosoundspn@datonerougecookeh@intriguedslytherin@squashymoon-wink @thatdamfangirl12 @artidan @queensire@softbludemon @hopefullyalways @lucky-clover-cannot-hear-you@phanandothertrash @saltequeen @smiles-and-fandoms@faydedtruely @justanotherpurplebutterfly@thisimmortalnerd@dinohunter5904 @pippa-frost @viva-la-nordics @invisibleninjah@usernamestakewaytooeffinglong@scouttheoneandonly@cutecatwhiskers @xix-leiloves-xix@musicphanpie-b@shipperofallthings-vk @v-blue-writer@protaganope@onehundredphans @theatrenerd273 @phantom-opera@memelovingsun @huffletough @axapanda53@musiclover152002@pies-cakes-and-gays @silver-owl413 @ninja-kitty-more-like-no@cup-of-blue @crazymadredfox @eternal-sanders@deafchildcrossing @thisimmortalnerd@holdnarrytight @anxiousdepressedkid @fancifulfox @gracefullyinsanedancingunicorn @breckein-blog @irish-newzealand-idian-dutch @finding-flanders

Also on ao3 here


They coordinate rehearsal times so that a few times a week, once Virgil’s lectures are finished, he knocks on Roman’s door. The first time he does so, Virgil hesitates, shifting from one foot to the other. What is he doing? It’s not difficult, just open the door and-

“Virgil? You can come in, I don’t bite!”

He opens the door, and finds Roman perched on a stool playing his electric keyboard. It’s an upbeat song- ragtime, Virgil recognises, after a beat. Roman glances at Virgil and grins, not stopping his playing.

“Hey! Make yourself at home.”

Virgil sits on the bed, crossed legged, and looks around. There’s a few more fairy lights pinned along the walls compared to the start of term. They give the room a comforting golden glow. Virgil bites back a laugh as he scans Roman’s ‘Disney wall’, noticing how he has written a tally chart next to his many posters.

“When are you going to stop?” he teases, nodding at the wall. “101?”

“Oh, ha, ha,” Roman drawls. “Think fast!”

Virgil ducks to avoid a sheaf of papers to the face. “Charming,” he says. He picks up the papers and turns them over to read ‘WICKED: THE MUSICAL’ in black embossed writing. “Oh, I read the script last night.”

He says it casually, and is surprised to see Roman’s face light up with delight.

“Really? The whole thing?”

Virgil shrugs. “Well, yeah. Wanted to have some idea of what’s going on.”

“You’re-” But, Roman doesn’t continue with whatever he was about to say. He just shakes his head and smiles, then clears his throat. “Anyway, it’s just to make sure I know my lines- so punch me if I try and peek.”

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Why We Should Appreciate Spamalot More
  • there’s an entire musical number based on mishearing a word (”I said ENGLAND!”)
  • Tim Curry
  • Christian Borle plays basically every ensemble character
  • “My name is Lancelot. I’m big and strong and hot” *taps butt with shovel*
  • “Become a knight and you’ll go bald!” “Become a knight and you’ll go bald!” “In suspenders and a bra!” “In suspenders and…. a bra..???…”
  • “I saw a lady in a lake-” “dead?”
  • EXCAILBUR!! ahhhhh AHHHHHH!!!! *music stops*
  • “Please reveal to this Doubting Thomas-” “Dennis.”
  • Sarah fucking Ramirez
  • “The Song That Goes Like This” being a perfect parody of just about every musical ever made
  • The absolutely fucking ridiculous expressions on Christopher Sieber’s and Sarah Ramirez’s faces
  • “Now we’re into E! … that’s awfully high for me.” “Everyone can see, we should have stayed in D.”
  • “For this is the song that is too loooooooong!” *yells at orchestra director* JESUS CHRIST, GOD DAMNIT
  • Sir Not Appearing In This Show (Don Quixote: “Oh sorry”)
  • “Why do they call it the middle ages when nothing yet comes after it?”
  • “What happens in Camelot, stays in Camelot.”
  • “Knights of the Round Table” keeping the silliness from the film intact
  • Patsy clapping the coconuts together because Arthur can’t tap dance
  • Lady of the Lake being a Vegas lounge singer and she pulls out a ridiculous microphone
  • “We’re knights of the round table, round table, round table!” (point to roulette table to make sure the audience gets its) “round table, round table, round table!”
  • The knights trying to spell out “Camelot” and spelling “Cameltoe” instead
  • John Cleese cameo
  • The lack of a fourth wall (”These people don’t have all night!”)
  • “The quail!” “No, grail. The vessel used at the Last Supper.” “They had a bot at the Last Supper?”
  • “God the Almighty and All Knowing has misplaced a cup?”
  • “We must look within ourselves.” “SOMEBODY’S SWALLOWED IT!”
  • “No body’s swallowed it. It’s a symbol.” *symbol crash* *glares at orchestra*
  • “Find Your Grail” actually being a banger and a damn inspirational song all at once
  • The Lady of the Lake going all Mariah Carey on “Find Your Grail”
  • The Lady of the Lake holding a grail and standing inside a larger hand holding a grail
  • the two knights wrapped up in the background scenery and spinning around to make the the canvas move and change scenes
  • Galahad doing a clog dance when it’s the Alps
  • The “Scooby stack” when the French knights stick their heads out the door to investigate the giant rabbit
  • *French taunter speaks French* Other French taunter: … what?
  • The French people including a mime and Eponine
  • The French taunting being much more taunting when in song form
  • "Feche la can can dancers!” *screaming*
  • The musical keeping up with the double casting from the movie and certain knights are just inexplicably gone for some scenes
  • “Have a drink and a pee, we’ll be back for act threeeee!” “Two sir.” “Twooooo!”
  • “Dark and very expensive forest” *cha-ching sound effect”
  • Because of course “Always Look On The Brightside” is a tap number
  • Patsy being King Arthur’s sidekick and wanting to cheer him up
  • The Knights Who Say Ni joining in for a little kick line
  • Robin’s Minstrel (also played by Christian Borle)
  • “Arms for the poor! Arms for the poor!”
  • The mechanics of the Black Knight suit so he can have all his limbs cut off onstage
  • “You must put on a musical!” Sir Robin: YES! *minstrel band jump into place*
  • But not an Andrew Lloyed Webber!
  • David. Hyde. Pierce.
  • A 10 minute long musical number making as many Jewish jokes and references as possible
  • THE FUCKING BOTTLE DANCE USING HOLY GRAILS
  • “Hey!” *points to a bale of hay*
  • (honestly the use of visual puns in this deserved a Tony of its own)
  • The pure saltiness of “What Ever Happened to My Part”
  • The plot point of Lancelot being gay comes from the movie where Lancelot “rescues” Galahad from the girls in Castle Anthrax and Galahad just goes “bet you’re gay” and that’s what led to this whole plot point and a massive dance number that ends with Christian Borle in a fruit hat
  • (seriously tho we have all these fandoms who insist that their characters are gay (cough dear evan hansen cough) but it isn’t cannon when Lancelot is right here, there’s a whole dance number about it)
  • “How are we going to get to Broadway? It’s 1000 years in the future in a country that hasn’t been discovered.”
  • “I”m all alone. There’s no one here beside me,” Patsy walks up like wtf
  • “Sure, I’ve been offstage for far too long
  • “Actually I’m Jewish on my mother’s side.” “Why didn’t you say?” “It’s not the sort of thing you say to a heavily armed Christian”
  • THE KNIGHTS USING THE COCONUTS AS FREAKING CASTANETAS AND DANCING TO “AMERICA” FROM WEST WIDE STORY
  • Sir Robin shitting his pants and excusing himself aka the complete lack of trying to hide the fact that Sir Robin also plays Brother Maynard
  • the overall hilarious “low-budget” special effects, like when the ensemble knight’s head gets cut off by the rabbit
  • “No, skip a bit” *Brother Maynard skips* (again the visual puns)
  • The rabbit puppeteer being revealed and running offstage
  • “Oh Lord, we’re a bit stuck with the clue things. Would you give us a hand?” (literal hand of God comes down)
  • Lancelot in a flower crown
  • “Just think Herbert, in a 1000 years time, this will still be controversial”
  • “And I too have found my grail!” WHAT’S THAT?” “Musical theatre!”
  • Herbert’s father bursting in one more time
Slip Through Your Lips (Seventeen Preference)
  • (AN: based off a request I got asking how Seventeen would sound in bed. pretty nsfw; it sucks that they won't let you put chats under a cut??? so smut warning and if you don't like, don't read. -Tanisha<3)
  • S.Coups/Seungcheol: When it comes to moans/whimpers/etc, S.Coups would actually be fairly quiet. He'd more of a giver than a taker, and when he is receiving, he is more just heavy breaths and the very occasional deep groan. He saves that groan for when he's coming, probably with your name, and if you can get him to make noise otherwise it's a huge accomplishment. That and he's also a big dirty talker. I mean, he's got a gorgeous deep voice and he just loves the way you react to it and he would just dirty talk even if it was for himself.
  • Jeonghan: He just makes the absolute best sex noises. I've read some fics about the boys singing during and actually whatever noises he made would be so beautiful sounding that you might mistake them for song. Like he's just so perfect that this would bleed into every aspect of life. Even when he's getting head and there's right or wrong way to do that, he was just look so gorgeous and sound ten thousand times better. And the sound of your name being moaned off his lips would actually almost kill you because it sounds so good.
  • Joshua/Jisoo: Just imagine being on your knees in front of him and you're giving him so much pleasure it's almost painful and he's just on the verge of cumming when his mouth hangs open and his voice cracks when he lets out a heavy "Jesus Christ". I love the irony and it actually really suits him (and now I just can't get that out of my head). He has such a sweet, small voice that hearing him mutter filthy things ("you like that, babygirl?" or "God, you look so good on my cock.") would be a contrast that you would never get over. And hearing him swear over and over in that sweet voice - it would wreck you. (Cause just the thought wrecks me but that's off topic.)
  • Jun: He would also be another quiet one. He's so concentrated on you and not blowing his load early that he gets pretty quiet during sex. And he's so athletic (with all the dance and the martial arts) that it would take a lot to getting him panting or breathing heavily. But this doesn't really bother you much.
  • Hoshi/Soonyoung: This kid won't shut up during sex. We all know he's like sex wrapped up in a cheesy sweatband and sex would be all or nothing with him and it's never nothing. So he groans, moans, whimpers, panting, huffing; any imaginable or unimaginable human noise to make during sex will come out of his mouth. He gets so into the head space of sex and really lets himself get lost in you that he never ever holds himself back vocally.
  • Wonwoo: I find him so hard to peg. He could either be very quiet or surprise you and burst out the worst/best kind of dirty talk you've ever heard and have the moans of a porn star. He would probably feel like his moans need to be a show for you, so he might exaggerate them a little. That's not even a bad thing. He wants to let you know you're doing a good job and turning him on and he can do that with his dirty words and dirty, dirty sounds.
  • Woozi/Jihoon: Whimpers; he has those shaky little whimpers, especially because he desperately tries to hold himself back. He can be kind of a grump and he's got this well-established thing about pride, but when that first, tiny little whimper escapes him you know you've broken him. Then they slowly get louder and more intense and some of them even become high pitched moans, all mixed in with gusting breaths. During sex he breaths like someone who's trying not to sound out of breath; and it's actually incredibly sexy.
  • DK/Seokmin: Loves to bit his lip and kiss you to mask his noises. He indulges himself much more in your moans and prefers not to have the attention on himself. If anything he lets out that epic, finishing moan when he's orgasming and it cracks his voice and shudders in the best way.
  • Mingyu: This motherfucker is a groaner. He groans full and deep and lets it rumble through his chest so you can see it and feel it and hear it so clear and just let it fuck you up. He doesn't shy away from making noise, and it's deep and manly and always serves to turn you on.
  • The8/Minghao: A giant puppy and kind of hard for me to imagine in terms of sex; if anything, he got gasps down pat. Whatever you do in bed either takes him by surprise or just leaves him breathless and this results in a lot of pitchy gasps, mixed with your name and maybe he would even surprise you with some swears. I feel like he'd also be a lip-biter, trying to hold his sounds back because he would shy of them.
  • Seungkwan: An amazing moaner; he has the most beautiful voice and when he really gets into holding music notes, it sounds like just pure sex moans. He moans so nicely during sex that he could make a living doing audio porn. All nice and low and raspy. Sometimes higher pitched, ending in gasps. And he's not really a dirty-talker, but he's incredibly bossy during sex, and not afraid to tell his partner what he wants from them and exactly how, and this just comes out sounding like the best dirty talk of the century. I mean the sounds he makes during sex are anybody's wet dream.
  • Vernon/Hansol: his moans are perfect. He's another one with a sex voice; and when he gets in the bedroom he lets lust takeover every inch of his body and his mind gets completely hazed over. This means he reacts to everything you do, moaning and saying your name and swearing (we all know how much he loves his swears) at each little move you make. His voice is usually pretty worn out after sex, and toward his orgasm he gets the best rasp in his voice that's the biggest turn-on for you. You work to make that rasp worse each time and sometimes even put him out of commission for rapping the next day.
  • Dino/Chan: A lot of panting. Even though he dances he still not quite used to the full exertion of sex but he's still there with you the whole time and eager and excited for it. He asks a lot of questions - he needs to know if he's doing this right (even if he done it once or twice before) and if you like it and what you're thinking because your pleasure is the most important thing. He lets the occasional moan slip through, when his mind gets lost, and it's really embarrassed. Most of the time his mind is just far too busy during sex to let his body make noise.
DIVIDE REVIEW

Eraser: Eraser is easily one of Ed’s best and most honest raps I think he’s put out there. YNMIDNY and Take It Back have more the undertones of not giving a fuck about what the industry thinks and staying a step ahead while being aware of the darkness to avoid. Eraser shows the side of Ed I feel he had been trying to hide from us. It’s honest about his struggles and alludes to cocaine, which is a terrifying drug (not that he needs to be told).  It seems to be an almost apology for the wrong turns he’s made throughout his career; to us, to his family and friends, and to himself. I think this song is the perfect reminder as to why Ed took his year long break to find himself and his happiness again and for that reason it is a perfect opener for this album. It forever warms my heart endlessly to know Ed trusts us with songs like this that are so brutally honest and full of his deepest emotions. I feel happy that he can open up and get these feelings out, but I hope he never feels like he needs to apologize to us for things like this. This is a reminder that celebrities are real people too, just like you and me. It can’t be easy to live under a microscope all the time. I hope he knows how much we love and appreciate him. We are well aware he is not a perfect person and it is totally acceptable to make these mistakes and lose yourself because everyone does.

Castle on the Hill: I remember when Ed dropped this song and Shape of You at the same time, I was immediately drawn to this one despite the ABSOLUTE BOP that Shape of You is. It made me feel so nostalgic for a childhood that wasn’t even mine and that is an amazing talent that no other artist has ever really made me feel (besides when I was 4 and first heard ‘butterfly kisses’ with my dad). This song made me, for the first time in my entire existence, feel nostalgic for my home town, I remember being back on campus in the city and crying in my bed about home AND I WAS MISERABLE IN MY HOME TOWN. I have always heard that nostalgia is a dirty liar and they would be right. But I found that, even though I hated home, I felt a longingness to be there and was reminded of the little moments of drinking in corn field at my friends barn and running through fences when the neighbors called the cops, of driving down every country road around my house with my dog or best friend listening to music, of all the little memories Ed sang about. It gave me an over powering feeling of excitement for the future; to look back and feel happy and whole at my life as ed does. As I have said so many times, I feel blessed to be alive at the same time as an artist like Ed Sheeran. He trusts us with these personal feelings. Hearing this song reminded me a lot of the same sensation I got from watching the Photograph music video. I felt like he had let us into such a different point in his life, before fame and music and before we existed in the same world. Letting us into his childhood and pre-fame life is such a big deal and he has no obligation to tell us anything about his past. I’m lucky to love an artist that acts as our friend in telling us childhood stories and secrets.

Dive: This one if for sure in the top 3 best of this album. I love the beat and the whole idea of starting a relationship and being nervous on whether or not to trust them or to just dive in. I think this might be the most relatable and best song both lyrically and sound wise on this album. Also, I low key see this as an Ath*na drag… do with that what you will.

Shape of You: I’m very happy Ed released this song first because it’s catchy and attracted more people to the album and him in general. It’s a very different sound and at first listen, I thought it was the SING of divide and didn’t love it, though it is an absolute tune. As I listen to it more, the more I really hear the lyrics. I appreciate a big star like Ed writing a song about the female body without degrading it. Also, he is talking about the entire shape of the female body; any and all types. As someone who has struggled with eating disorders and body image issues, it actually made me tear up a bit when he talked about appreciating the female body because the media usually puts pressure on women to look a certain way that isn’t possible and I guess I just really love Ed’s appreciation of women in every sense that he does. Also, that music video actually killed me and is absolute perfection. *cough**cough* SHIRTLESS ED!!

Perfect: I knew this song would be my favorite on the album because Ed had told us that this song was about Cherry and you all know how hard I ship them. Lyrically this song is beautiful. I think it really shows a very happy and in love side of Ed that we didn’t really get in + or x and I love that he is happy now. It is the purest song I have ever heard and an amazing change of pace from all of Ed’s other love songs because it’s not so sad. Thank you Ed for sharing yet another extremely personal part and emotion in your life. Cherry is extremely lucky to have such a beautiful song written for her AND I BETTER BE INVITED TO THIS WEDDING.

Galway Girl: This song makes me want to take Irish dancing again like I did when I was 4 years old just so I have the proper dance moves for this tour. I really appreciate hearing Ed say “pretty little” and sing about Irish girls. I had heard that this song wasn’t approved by his label because I guess Irish folk music isn’t popular but bitch now it is. I appreciate that Ed has always felt he could stay true to himself and where he comes from in his music. He is always 100% honest and embodies his roots, even when it’s not “the popular” thing to do. He had always talked about how important it is for artists to break in America to make it big, so most artists gear their art towards the American audience; Ed, though, has always kept it diverse and different. He further emphasizes the importance of being yourself to be the most successful you can be. Without realizing it, Ed has influenced and inspired so many people, whether it be in pursuing a musical career or just going out and doing what you want regardless of what anyone says. What a guy, what a bop.

Happier: This one was such a tease because I was really expecting a happy song but instead I got my heart ripped out. I think this goes with New Man because it’s about moving on from someone. It’s very heartbreaking to see someone you loved be happier with someone else and learn to be okay with it because if you really loved them you’d be happy for them regardless on if it includes you. This is another + vibes song and a sad song, and I live for the sad songs.

New Man: This song is a great change in pace and it gets goofy but is also serious. This is part of The Holy TrinityTM: YNMIDNY, Take It Back, and now New Man. This is such a drag on the fuck boys and I appreciate it and the fact that, even big famous popstar Ed, isn’t a fuck boy. This song drags this New Man to the deepest pits of hell with a catchy beat and lyrics about bleached assholes. Clearly this song is the quality content we all expected on this album and this honestly has to be in my top 3 favorite tracks on this album.

Hearts Don’t Break Around Here: For whatever reason, I really thought this was going to be the next Take It Back. I thought it was going to be a rap but again I WAS WRONG. This is the only time I actually enjoy being wrong and I should just learn to expect it with Ed because he’s always doing some type of shit to surprise us. It ended up being one of the sweetest songs on the album. It really continues on from Perfect and it makes my heart feel so full when I think of how happy he is now. As a fan, I think our job is to support his career but also respect his personal life and encourage his happiness; even if that doesn’t include us. This song just fills my heart and warms me at the thought of the place someone must be in to write songs like this. I feel lucky to hear it and anyone who has been through heart break and come out the other side can relate to the complete feeling you find in someone that you know won’t do that to you again. Ed somehow has the talent to make me feel in love when I’m not and has the ability to articulate the sweetest and purest feelings through amazing lyrics and song.

What Do I Know: To be completely honest, this is my least favorite song on the album and the only one I don’t really like. Ed had said his favorite lyric was in this song (Love can change the world) but I personally find it generic. Whoops. I do like the beat and how he mentioned his father. This album has such a big emphasis on family and love, so lyrically it related to that. But yeah not my favorite so I gtg.

How Would You Feel (Paean): I love this song and I’m adding it to the second Holy TrinityTM on this album: Perfect, Hearts Don’t Break Around Here, and How Would You Feel. These all truly embrace the happy and in love feeling of this album and of course I love any song about Cherry. The story behind this song actually makes me kind of laugh because Ed had only just reconnected with Cherry a week before writing this and he says he loves her. I actually really do love the sound of this song, though to be honest it’s not my favorite on the album or lyrically. I think I didn’t dismiss this song because of the back story of it. I think this song has a very + feel to it about being young and innocently in love and I really live for that. It’s a very soft and beautifully written insight to the very precious and personal time in their relationship.

Supermarket Flowers: OH GOD HERE COMES THE WATER WORKS. This song killed me just like I had expected. Ed has always been incredible at writing songs in honor of other people. I think this song killed me just as much as Afire Love did because I had just lost my great grandmother a week before this album was released. I felt an incredible connection to putting someone to rest and getting supermarket flowers to decorate their grave. It’s heartbreaking but also peaceful to know they are at rest. “you are an angel in the shape of my mom” killed me because I have never heard someone describe having an angel in such a beautiful way, as well as “heaven singing hallelujah you’re home” describing the peace that comes at knowing someone’s at rest. He wrote this song for his mother and played it at his grandmother’s funeral, which is so personal and beautiful.

Barcelona: Hearing Ed sing in Spanish was beautiful and amusing because I don’t think it was proper Spanish, but again I love the very worldly vibes that came with this album. I think this year off was both good for Ed’s mental health and his sound. It’s not only lyrically diverse but also sound and culture diverse and I love it. I feel like I’m traveling around the world listening to this album.

Bibi Be Ye Ye: I was especially excited for this song because I knew it was the song he wrote in Africa. This song truly embodies the theme of Divide and its diverse sounds. I remember when x came out and people were complaining that he “sold out” to pop and lost his sound, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. I was pleasantly surprised that Ed took such a big leap in sound and really changed his image and I loved it. He got to experiment and find himself in x and I think that gave way to his confidence to make Divide because he did so well last time with the diversity. I appreciate the he takes sounds from all over the world and represents other cultures while still respecting them and of course giving them credit. This is also such a BOP and the upbeat kind of song that it going to make everyone dance at his concerts.

Nancy Mulligan: This is an absolute BOP and the story behind it is amazing. It’s quite amazing that he wrote a song in the point of view of his grandfather, much like how I was blown away by Small Bump. The idea that he could embody the view point of a love story that happened years before he was born is quite amazing. One of the things I enjoyed most about this album was his focus on love and family and this song fuses them together with a very Irish sound. When this song title came up on the track list before the album was dropped, I was very curious to find out who this song was about because WHO IS NANCY? Ed being Ed didn’t fail to let us in on not only his very personal life but also his grandparents love story, which is quite an amazing tale. Like so many of Ed’s songs, I felt like I was almost invading someone personal space or listening in to a deep conversation that I was not part of. It is so personal and no matter how many times Ed is open and honest with us, I still get blown away; especially with this song in the fact that he references his grandmother in the point of view of his late grandfather. His story telling skills forever give me chills and take my breath away. I can only imagine what his grandmother must feel listening to this.

Save Myself: Jesus I was not ready for this song. It had so much pain in it and it kills me to know how greedy and selfish people are towards people who give and are the most selfless. It worries me a lot about Ed, but again I think this song compliments Eraser. He really needed the break from fame and especially his phone. I hope Ed learns to say no and to learn to be a little more selfish when it comes to giving people things, and I hope people who took and took from him learn to be more appreciative. I could say so much more about that, but I think I’ve rambled enough.

 

So, overall I think this is the best album Ed wrote and I love every song on it, which is a first! He was so open and honest with us about his family, emotions, love, pain, and loss. I appreciate Ed and all he gives us. Love you Ed, I wish you a long life xx