robert is the ultimate drunk dancer and every time aaron thinks that his husband has worn himself out adam plays another song and robert’s up and grabbing at aaron’s hands to try and get him to dance with him again. aaron can’t resist, he dances with robert every single time.
As soon as you slam the door to the bedroom in his face, Chris stalks to his office, slamming that wooden door behind him. He’s pissed, probably more than you are. There were some rumors circulating about him and a costar. Rumors involving alcohol, getaways, and hotel rooms, and, really, you would’ve dismissed them any other time. But, this time, you had a “feeling.”
And Chris is so incredibly angry that you think he could be unfaithful to you in that way. He frequently told you in that argument that there was nothing going on between him and that girl. But, you both had to admit, you both were rather distant from each other lately. You had been dating for a couple of years, officially out of that “honeymoon” stage ages ago. You were in that “normal” stage now, the “adult” stage, and both of you were wondering if that spark was still there.
Chris is really wondering that when he sits behind his desk. Sighing to himself, he pulls open the bottom of his filing cabinet. Pushing files to the front, he reaches in the back for the battle of bourbon he’s hidden in here for occasions such as this.
However, his fingers only meet paper. Pulling it out, he discovers that it’s an envelope. One single name and title is printed across the front in big, red letters. It’s his hand writing, and it says:
Christopher Robert Evans, household idiot.
A huff of air blows out of his mouth. He tears open the envelope, and unfolds the pages to see that it’s a letter. The handwriting is still his own. Flipping to the front page, he begins to read.
If you’re reading this, it means that you just had your first real fight with (Y/N). Congratulations! You were an idiot for 1) getting into a fight with her and 2) forgetting that we threw out the booze hid in here months ago. Since you don’t have anything better to do now that you’ve pushed away the love of your life, keep on reading this letter.
Alright but can we talk for a moment about the fact that Izuru is supposed to have ALL the talents? I mean, is he an ultimate princess or japanese dancer too then? This… troubles me. In an hilarious way.
Seeing as Halloween is just around the corner, could you make some headcannons for what the Dangan Ronpa 1, 2 or a mix think or do
HAPPY HALLOWEEN GUYSSSSS! -HUGS YOU ALL AND GIVES YOU LOTS OF CANDY- This is pretty much a HUGEEE post, but these are all pretty fun and some of them are HILARIOUS! I didn’t put it under a “Read More” because Tumblr’s mobile app can’t display “Read More”s correctly and I expect some people to be on their phones during Halloween, hahha. >_@creakie and @atalantaz for some of the ideas! ~ Mod Narii
In order of things I thought up for each character: costumes/ what they’ll be doing on Halloween evening/ extra comments
Dangan Ronpa 1:
He’s handing out candy to children and melting at how adorable the children are.
He’s James Bond because he didn’t want to scare the kids.
He’s probably dressed up as something “Great Gatsby”-esque because it’s a “peasant’s festival and there is no better place to be at than my mansion”.
He secretly loves Halloween because it’s a reason for him to show his wealth, so he’s ordering the servants around for the many, many trick-or-treaters who all come to the Togami mansion for three digits worth of candy .
She’s giving candy to children. She’s quite awkward though, but she smiles at them a bit oddly, so the children feel a bit awkward and mumble a thank you before leaving quickly.
If teens come to her, she’d tell them off with a “Don’t you guys have anything better to do?”.
She’s handing out candy to children because Komaru told her to and that it’s for just one night. Komaru and her are having a Halloween-themed sleepover night, with horror movies.
She secretly likes seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when they receive candy.
He’s quite shy about handing out candy, but he has to since his father bought wayyy too much candy. He loves seeing the children smile though.
When the children compliment his costume, he gets very flustered and shyly thanks them for the compliment.
She hands out candies to her fans during a huge Halloween-themed concert while singing Halloween songs.
A vampire noble
Decorates her house in a fancy, luxurious mansion theme and plays Diabolik Lovers or some creepy, dark-themed game with handsome men.
She wouldn’t open the door even for trick-or-treaters.
Sailor Moon (YESSSS)
She’s handing out candy quite happily and she actually gets very into character, saying speeches about protecting the children.
The children who were kind of apprehensive of visiting her all love her afterwards.
She’s hovering around Junko as she’s giving out healthy candy. Junko orders her to stand in a corner without moving then scare the passing children.
Something sexy and revealing, like a sexy nurse or policewoman.
She’s giving out healthy candy that tastes bad and the path to her house would be filled with really scary contraptions that scare the living hell out of you.
He hands out candy to children from a suitcase to fit the theme, but parents think he’s handing out shady items such as drugs, so they all prevent their children from going to his house. He ends up spending a pretty lonely evening, but he gets all the candy to himself.
A Disney princess
She’s handing out candy with Sakura. They’ve prepared some homemade candy together the day right before as well during the day of Halloween.
She’s all giggles and smiles when the kids refer to her as her costume
He’s handing out “healthy” treats to every children he crosses while explaining safety precautions to them.
The kids find his costume cool and listen to him with awed expressions.
He organizes a haunted house in his gang’s lair. His henchmen and him work all night at scaring anyone who wants to try out the haunted house. His attraction is actually really scary, but when told that, he denies it with a “Whatttt? That’s not scary at all”. The kids get too scared, so he asks his henchmen to make it less scary, but it’s still one of the scariest places on Halloween.
At the end of it, the kids would get a bunch of candy, so they wouldn’t complain at all.
He goes trick-or-treating for free candy. Or at least, tries to. His goatee rats him out immediately. He ends up asking some kids to get him some candy and they actually do it, because he pretends to be a legit policeman.
He tries hitting on attractive passerbys.
Mangaka with lots of those winged pens and even nerdier glasses and plenty of manga storyboards in his hands.
He’s reluctantly handing out candy to the kids who pass by his house, although he’d prefer continuing writing fanfic.
The only reason he dressed up was for the kids. They know where his cosplay comes from; they are surprisingly big fans of Bakuman.
Dangan Ronpa 2:
Vampire (oh geez he’d be so attractive)
He helps design haunted houses and yards of people. He carves creepy faces onto pumpkins and decorates with eerie tombstones, lanterns, skeletons, etc. He has nothing else to do and too much time and money on his hands. His house would be one of the creepiest. When children ring the doorbell, already scared, he quickly opens the door because he’s so excited to see children, but they all run off.
Pokémon trainer, with one or two Pokémon plushies
She’s trick-or-treating, although she ends up battling kids with Pokémon on the way many, many times. She ends up giving lots of kids her EV-trained and shiny Pokémon.
She’s walking around with a first aid kit, making sure all the children are unharmed and enjoying themselves. She’s also putting cute Hello Kitty reflective tape on them so they’ll be seen in the night. The children complain that she’s ruining their costume though.
Succubus (those horns though)
She’s trick-or-treating and hiding in bushes to scare children.
She also teams up with Mondo at some point when she gets bored to scare more people.
She goes trick-or-treating with Mahiru. Her small size and baby face gets her all the candy she wants!
Alice in Wonderland
She’s giving out with sparkly eyes foreign candies from Novoselic to children. They think it must be amazing candy from her enthusiasm, but they all really hate it once they try it, asking each other if what they ate was even candy.
She actually believes that the children are monsters, hearing that it was a night when “monsters and humans join together”.
Demon overlord “HA I can finally show you my TRUE FORM! Witness my hidden prowess, BWAHAHAHA!” Also, the Dark Devas of Destruction are wearing little costumes that he made himself, like hats and capes as well, because he wants them to be a part of the celebrations.
He’s probably walking around and making sure no “demons” attack the trick-or-treaters aka the children.
He gets quite embarrassed when they tell him his costume is cool, but he huffs quite proudly and hands them “my secret ingredients” aka candy.
He’s definitely trick-or-treating for the candy. He finds it amusing how people always question why he’s trick-or-treating, since he’s supposed to be Byakuya. He ends up saying “Why don’t you do something with your life instead of complaining about a stranger trick-or-treating? Now give me the candy”.
She goes trick-or-treating with Hiyoko, although she is too busy snapping pictures of the Ultimate Traditional Dancer as well as all the beautiful costumes and settings she sees.
Volleyball player or some kind of athlete
She’s SUPPOSED to give out candy, but she ends up eating everything. Nekomaru, when he passes by, is shocked that she couldn’t bring the joy to the children, but he laughs it off heartily.
She’s lurking around Fuyuhiko when he’s giving out candy in case any enemy yakuzas come by. She secretly loves how happy he looks, although he will always deny being overjoyed about Halloween.
He would go trick-or-treating. He actually planned everything out, mapping out which route was the most time-efficient and which houses to avoid (Junko’s and Taka’s). He also wears a mask, so people would just think he’s a tall kid. He eventually goes to see Hajime and Fuyuhiko so they would join him.
Frankenstein (His ahoge is the antennae)
He’s carefully preparing the candy to give to the children, organizing them neatly. When he hands them out, he asks all of them if they have any allergies, what kinds they like. Kazuichi comes and drags him to go trick-or-treating at some point though, so Hajime reluctantly joins, saying “Uhh Kazuichi, we’re way too old for this”.
He’s handing out candy to children because he secretly loves how happy they look when they get candy. At some point, Hajime and Kazuichi come over and ask him to join them (K: “Eyyy”, H: “h a l p”). He’s the one who proposes the haunted house to Kazuichi and mentions the large amount of candy prizes. He secretly does it to see his reaction.
He’s giving out candy to children while giving them tips on how to become stronger later on, judging them by how small/slim they look. He’s very pumped up and screams motivational quotes and the children are always very excited after going to his house.
He’s dressed up as a musketeer, because it’s suave.
He hands out delicious candy that he made himself during the week. The children love it, so they always come back to his house. Thankfully, he was prepared and had made plenty. His house is one of the most popular.
For the attractive individuals, he gives them chocolates that he considers “aphrodisiacs”.
Leon goes trick-or-treating at Junko’s house and flirts with her. She rewards him with some healthy, horrible-tasting candy.
When children compliment Mukuro, Junko gets jealous and exclaims that she’s the one who did her makeup and thought of the idea of the costume.
Kazuichi, Hajime and Fuyuhiko would try out Mondo’s haunted mansion for the enormous amount of candy at the end. It’s way too scary for Kazuichi though, so he ends up running away and/or crawling into a ball in a corner and calling for help.
Hajime’s pretty scared as well, but he ends up taking care of Kazuichi until Mondo comes. Fuyuhiko’s just laughing at Kazuichi, but he soon gets scared as well. Peko comes flying in, to the rescue. Mondo, once he arrives and sees the odd situation, would probably laugh and give them some compensation candy.
Kiyotaka, if he sees Leon as a policeman and telling the children to get candy for him, would get upset and start scolding him about taking advantage of children and using an administrative and honourable job as a costume.
Komaru is a black cat, to match with Touko’s witch costume.
Kiyotaka and Mikan team up to ensure a healthy and safe environment for kids. Taka’s way more loud than Mikan though, and the kids get scared of Taka and gather around Mikan, who gets even more flustered.
So, I thought up of something just for fun. Going through each students from both games, I swapped each of their talents and general personalities from each group. Along with that, it switches from their gender, so a male student from DR1 will receive a talent and caricatures, or at least similarly, from a female student from DR2 and vice versa. If that all makes sense.
Aoi Asahina : Ultimate ??? - Personality of ‘Imposter’
Touko Fukawa: Ultimate Luckster - Personality of Gundham
Leon Kuwata : Ultimate Gamer - Personality of Hiyoko
Celestia Ledenberg : Ultimate Imposter - Personality of Souda
Kyouko Kirigiri : Ultimate Yakuza - Personality of Teruteru
Makoto Naegi : Ultimate Prince - Personality of Peko
Yasuhiro Hagakure : Ultimate Swordsman - Personality of Chiaki
Chihiro Fujisaki : Ultimate Photographer - Personality of Ibuki
Sayaka Maizono : Ultimate Sports Manager - Personality of Fuyuhiko
Junko Enoshima : Ultimate Mechanic - Personality of Nekomaru
Mukuro Ikasaba : Ultimate Cook - Personality of Nagito
Hifumi Yamada : Ultimate Musician - Personality of Sonia
Mondo Oowada : Ultimate Traditional Dancer - Personality of Akane
Byakuya Togami : Ultimate Gymnast - Personality of Mikan
Sakura Oogami: Ultimate Breeder - Personality of Hajime
Kiyotaka Ishimaru : Ultimate Nurse - Personality of Mahiru
Hiyoko Saionji : Ultimate Luckster/Hope - Personality of Chihiro
Fuyuhiko Kuzuryuu : Ultimate Pop Sensation - Personality of Celestia
‘Imposter’ : Ultimate Detective - Personality of Mukuro
Akane Owari : Ultimate Programer - Personality of Makoto
Mahiru Koizumi : Ultimate All-Star - Personality of Kiyotaka
Sonia Nevermind: Ultimate Moral Compass - Personality of Yasuhiro
Mikan Tsumiki : Ultimate Coterie Writer - Personality of Mondo
Nagito Komaeda : Ultimate Male Model - Personality of Sakura
Teruteru Hanamura : Ultimate Gambler - Personality of Sayaka
Ibuki Mioda : Ultimate Clairvoyant - Personality of Hifumi
Peko Pekoyama : Ultimate Bikergang Leader - Personality of Byakuya
Hajime Hinata: Ultimate Martial Artist - Personality of Aoi
Nekomaru Nidai : Ultimate Soldier - Personality of Kyouko
Chiaki Nanami : Ultimate Affluent Progeny - Personality of Leon
Kazuichi Souda : Ultimate Swimmer - Personality of Touko
Gundham: Ultimate Writing Prodigy/Murderous Fiend - Personality of Junko
So I’ve stumbled across another post attacking OCs, particularly female OCs, and I’m fucking sick of it. There’s no such thing as a Mary Sue! The term is inherently sexist, even if you claim there’s a “Gary Stu” or whatever because we all know where the term came from. You know who’s too perfect a character based on surface traits? Bruce Wayne. Clark Kent. Steve Rogers. You’ve got a billionaire womanizer who’s ridiculously popular just for existing, an alien who could take over the world but is kind just because that’s who they are, and a scrappy little kid who got big thanks to a serum because he was a good person.
So write in female OCs who fit in with the storyline. Write in female OCs who change it.
Write about a little girl who shows up on the steps of Stark Tower claiming Tony’s her father and ultimately convinces him not to build Ultron for no reason other than she wants her dad to have a tea party with her that day.
Write in a woman who was chosen to be alongside Steve for Project Rebirth and goes down with him in the plane or is able to stop Bucky from being shot out of the train.
Write about a girl Steve had with a USO dancer who ultimately takes up her father’s mantle.
Write in a new heroine who finds out Clark Kent’s identity in three seconds flat.
Write about Bruce Wayne’s half sister who shows up out of nowhere.
Write in women wherever the fuck you want with whatever backstory you want because men have already been doing that for ages.
Derek accidentally unironically calling himself a "bad bitch" and stiles is just like "damn right." Just, a whole AU where Derek is into dance-pop music. Stiles walks into his dwelling on occasion looking for the source of WHAT IS THAT SOUND and he sees Derek shakin' what his mama gave him to Nicki Minaj. And maybe Stiles didn't mean to say "DAMN" that loud but he's like really appreciative, okay?
“a whole AU where Derek is into dance-pop music”
Forgive me, but my mind went in a whole other direction with this because WHAT IF DEREK WENT THROUGH A HIP HOP PHASE WHEN HE WAS 14 OR SOMETHING AND THERE IS STILL VISUAL EVIDENCE OF THIS ON YOUTUBE OR SOMETHING.
Because, say Derek and Laura were constantly pranking each other. Maybe they did some stupid game where they would prank each other and film the whole thing and upload it to this video channel they had online. And as it turned out, the last thing Laura ever posted on it was Derek rehearsing a dance to the “latest hip hop beat”. Derek wants to be mad Laura filmed his dancing because that site was for pranks only but it was also the very last thing she posted and when they play it he can hear her laughing and sorry, this is getting emotional and angsty when I am meant to be talking about Derek Hale and hip hop.
But imagine bby!Derek before all the muscles, when he was all lithe and adorable and frankly the worst dancer ever but his enthusiasm was so intense it didn’t matter. Stiles, of course, tumbles across this video and thinks it’s hilarious, teasing Derek day in and day out until - until he sees that Derek is no longer the worst dancer ever. Nope. Because Stiles teasing Derek is a challenge, and Derek is more than happy to strip off his top and get down to business, making Stiles’ mouth drop and others things *cough* rise *cough* because as it turns out hip hop is actually part of Derek’s work out routines and he’s now amazing.
Erica is having the time of her life watching Derek dance. So much so she makes Stiles dance too because “I’ve seen you shake that money maker to get free drinks, Stilinski!!” Stiles, as predicted, is all arms and awkward head bops but by god can he shake his hips. I mean, he can really really shakes his hips. Derek falters on a few moves watching him as his mind goes to non dance related places because if Stiles can move his hips like that standing up-
And you totally know where I am going with this because DIRTY DANCING OKAY. STILES MOVING HIS HIPS AND DEREK MOVING HIS EVERYTHING. THEM MOVING TOGETHER. THINGS GETTING SWEATY. THINGS GETTING LOUD (and I don’t mean the music).
After an hour, Erica is the only one left watching. She would still be watching, if it wasn’t for the fact Derek yelled at her to get out when she tried to follow them into the bedroom.
A Dance of Vengeance: A Review of Ballet Philippines’ Simoun
A man slumped down in his seat appears on stage. Seemingly drunk with alcohol perhaps? Or intoxicated by the engulfing grief that made him cringe on that chair? But here comes a curious lady in red, signifying the passion of Revolution, bringing him to life, as he transforms before a large mirror into a new persona. The slumped figure used to be the tragic Crisostomo Ibarra. But when he stood up, helped by the lady in red dress in the mirror, he transformed into a man with a tall hat, a wig, and a set of quintessential shades. He will be a man bent on vengeance. He will be known as the wealthy and mysterious Simoun. The fictional figure of Ibarra turning into the vengeful Simoun is familiar to all Filipinos, given that the novels where the character came from sparked a revolution that freed the Philippines from Spanish Colonial rule.
Ballet Philippines has once again outdone itself in one of the most riveting reinterpretations of one of Rizal’s novels, El Filibusterismo, on stage. Without narration, and with only ballet and live music performed by the wonderful ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, the show I witnessed last October 21, 2016 was worth a space on this blog. It wasn’t long ago, around four years ago in 2012, that the BP company re-showed Crisostomo Ibarra. I remember feeling teary-eyed especially at the last scene, that heartbreaking scene of Crisostomo and his love, Maria Clara, parting ways, forgiving each other for the wrongs done, and then being separated by forces beyond their control.
But due to the stark difference of the material itself, Simoun offers a distinct darker tone, and a more in-your-face presentation of the spectre of revolution, and how vengeance destroys even the very thing it seeks to save. The progression of the novel’s narrative was in sync with the BP dancers as they dance to tell the unfolding story.
Presented in the main theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (@culturalcenterphils), the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, in its debut of only three shows, the glories of Simoun as a production was apt on such a large stage. The stage design itself was done by acclaimed artist Toym Imao, who utilized videos and light production and a static church-like structure as facade to depict both the convoluted union of church and state during the Spanish Colonial Period, where the character of Simoun plays part. The recurring All-Seeing Eye imagery on the structure, and the mirror-like frame that appears and reappears give the impression of the unknown depths of Simoun’s tragic destiny, and at the same time, the peering eye of Simoun’s rage against those who did him wrong–the abusive Spanish friars, the pragmatic and social-climbing mestizos who were also instruments of oppression. The large frame of a mirror was also reminiscent of the same device used in the Crisostomo Ibarra production.
On the choreography, the dancers themselves aided the viewer in recasting the backdrop story of the time, how Simoun controlled the antagonists like puppets as he simultaneously fired up the anger of the revolutionaries against the antagonists’ abuse. The dance of the Principalia class imitating Simoun’s dance movements, amidst a circus-like backdrop clearly connoted this puppetry of Simoun in a theater of pretensions and hidden self-serving smiles, all of which are part of his scheme to inflict misery on all those he hated.
Unless one is not familiar with El Filibusterismo though, one would miss the high note of the production as it concluded. In one of the last scenes of Simoun was a wounded Simoun, half-naked on stage, as he fled to escape from the authorities who have uncovered his disguise upon his plan’s failure. The failed bombing Simoun concocted using a gas lamp to kill all the leaders of the town of San Diego was Rizal’s way of driving his point.
As Simoun ran to escape, the ever meek and faithful Padre Florentino consoles him in his dying breath. But the material must be familiar to the viewer to see why BP gave such a grand imagery on this part of the story. In the production, as Padre Florentino cradled the dying Ibarra, a smoke like white cloth on stage suddenly arose to engulfed them, depicting probably Florentino’s imaginings of the next generation.
“The glory of saving a country cannot be given to one who has contributed to its ruin. You believed that what crime and iniquity had stained and deformed, more crime and more iniquity could cleanse and redeem. This was error.”
As Ibarra dies from his wounds, the priest looks on to imagine the next generation, asking:
“Where are the youth who will dedicate their innocence, their idealism, their enthusiasm to the good of the country” and “who will give generously of their blood to wash away so much shame, crime and abomination. Pure and immaculate must the victim be for the sacrifice to be acceptable.”
That was why the production ended with a throng of men and women dancing, seemingly naked in their innocence, baring all for the love of country, a country which the priest looked on with pity. As a viewer myself, I could almost hear the words of Padre Florentino as these throng danced on stage, a nameless throng of brand new Filipinos:
“Where are you, young men and young women, who are to embody in yourselves the life-force that has been drained from our veins, the pure ideals that have grown stained in our minds, the fiery enthusiasm that has been quenched in our hearts?
We await you, come for we await you!”
And then, with creative license, the unfolding story on stage ended with a twist: there appeared on the center of the stage, the figure of Jose Rizal, the author of the story itself. As he stood after finishing what he wrote, he walked in front and center, as the throng of dancers backed away and stood still. With a sound of a gunshot, the writer fell to the ground. The ultimate sacrifice. As the dancers looked on as witnesses, one would get the idea that Rizal would be the first of whom they, residing in a distant future, would follow.
Indeed, Ballet Philippines has come full circle in producing a great piece of art, an innovative retelling of a Rizalian novel, with choreography and libretto, done by the ever talented Paul Alexander Morales, and riveting musical score by composer Jed Balsamo, with the exceptional dancers Jean Marc Cordero (reprising his role of Ibarra as Simoun), Erl Sorilla (Basilio), Juli (Gilliane Theres Gequinto), Louise John Ababon (Padre Salvi), Sarah Anne Alejandro (Doña Victorina), and Denise Parungao (as the ghostly apparition of Maria Clara that caused grief on Simoun). The superb stage design by Toym Imao, and the exceptional performance of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Gerard Salonga wove together an entire world that would make even non-readers of El Fili to go back to the pages to see what it all meant.
I give the entire production 5 stars out of 5 for a great work of art and a new reinterpretation of a Filipino classic. Highly recommended! Catch it when it is re-shown.
*Photo above: Ballet dancer, Jean Marc Cordero as Simoun. Photo by Jojit Lorenzo.
1. Kendall K’s first single “Wear ‘Em Out” will be available for pre-order on iTunes on April 7th (the day the episode of her music career will air) and will be released on April 21st! The music video should also be released soon. Mackenzie will be making an appearance in the video, while Kalani, Ryeigh, Addy and Payton were back up dancers and Maddie was the assistant choreographer. Nia and JoJo were not involved and weren’t on set.
2. Nia and JoJo attended the Melbourne Fashion Festival! They played with the green screen and then went out to dinner. They are still part of the team, they aren’t with the girls because they aren’t doing the meet and greets. JoJo and Nia also performed together a few days ago, click here to watch the video of their performance to “Star In Your Own Life”.
3. The whole cast of Dance Moms is on their way back to the states! Abby and the girls have officially wrapped up their Australian tour. They moms and girls will go to LA for 10 weeks where they will film around 10 episodes of DM and attend the KCA’s! If you haven’t voted yet, vote here for DM to win the favourite reality show category.
4. Abby and the girls in one of their showcases! The winners of Abby’s Ultimate Australian Dancers are Max (@max.simmons) for the juniors, Amelia (@ameliatownsend_) for the teens and Teagan (@teagan_rybka) for the seniors (yes, from the Rybka Twins in AGT!). Abby is supposed to bring one of them back to the states with her to compete with the girls.