very excited for their next record

Which Baby Are You?
  • JANUARY BABY

Pretty/handsome. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Sensitive. Down-to-Earth. Stubborn. Repost this in 5 mins and you will meet someone new in 8 days that will perfectly balance your personality.

  • FEBRUARY BABY

Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexiest out of everyone. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest And loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Horny. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotionsRepost this in 5 mins and you will talk to someone new and realize that you are a perfect match.

  • MARCH BABY

Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Great kisser. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Observant and assesses others. If you repost this in the next 5 mins, you will meet your new love in 8 days.

  • APRIL BABY

Suave and compromising. Funny and humorous. Stubborn. Very talkative. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal. Does work well with others. Very confidant. Sensitive. Positive Attitude. Thinking generous. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Able to cheer everyone up and/or make them laugh. Able to motivate oneself and others. Understanding. Fun to be around. Outgoing. Hyper. Bubbly personality. Secretive. Boy/girl crazy. Loves sports, music, leisure and traveling. Systematic. Hot but has brains. If you repost this in 5 mins, a cutie that’s caught your eye will introduce themselves and you will realize that you are very much alike in the next 2 days.

  • MAY BABY

Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Shy towards opposite sex. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High-spirited. If you repost this in the next 5 minutes, you will become close to someone you do not speak too much in the next 4 days.

  • JUNE BABY

You’ve got the best personality and are an absolute pleasure to be around. You love to make new friends and be outgoing. You are a great flirt and more than likely have an a very attractive partner. a wicked hottie. It is also more than likely that you have a massive record collection. You have a great choice in films, and may one day become a famous actor/actress yourself - heck, you’ve got the looks for it!!! IN the next 6 days you will meet someone that may possibly become one of your closest friends, if you repost this in 5 minutes.

  • JULY BABY

Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. spazzy at times. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover. Repost this in the next 5 mins and your reputation will boost someway in the next 12 days

  • AUGUST BABY

Outgoing personality. takes risks. feeds on attention. No self-control. Kind hearted. Self-confident. Loud and boisterous. VERY revengeful. Easy to get along with and talk to. Has an “every thing’s peachy” attitude. Likes talking and singing. Loves music. Daydreamer. Easily distracted. Hates not being trusted. BIG imagination. Loves to be loved. Hates studying. in need of “that someone”. Longs for freedom. Rebellious when withheld or restricted. Lives by “no pain no gain” caring. Always a suspect. Playful. Mysterious. “charming” or “beautiful” to everyone. stubborn. curious. Independent. Strong willed. A fighter. Repost in 5 mins and you will meet the love of your life sometime next month.

  • SEPTEMBER BABY

Active and dynamic. Decisive and haste but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Usually you have many friends. Enjoys to make love. Emotional. Stubborn. Hasty. Good memory. Moving, motivates oneself and others. Loves to travel and explore. Sometimes sexy in a way that only their lover can understand. If you do not repost this in the next 5 mins, someone very close to you will become mad at you in the next 8 days.

  • OCTOBER BABY

Loves to chat. Loves those who love them. Loves to takes things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Brave and fearless. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care to control emotions. Unpredictable. Extremely smart, but definitely the hottest AND sexiest of them all. repost this in 5 mins or you will not meet the love of your life for 10 years.

  • NOVEMBER BABY

Trustworthy and loyal. Very passionate and dangerous. Wild at times. Knows how to have fun. Sexy and mysterious. Everyone is drawn towards your inner and outer beauty and independent personality. Playful, but secretive. Very emotional and temperamental sometimes. Meets new people easily and very social in a group. Fearless and independent. Can hold their own. Stands out in a crowd. Essentially very smart. Usually, the greatest men are born in this month. If you ever begin a relationship with someone from this month, hold on to them because their one of a kind. Repost in 5 mins & you will excel in a major event coming up sometime this month.

  • DECEMBER BABY

This straight-up means you are the most good-looking person possible… Better than all of these other months! Loyal and generous. Patriotic. Competitive in everything. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Easy to talk to, though hard to understand. Thinks far with vision, yet complicated to know. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having lots of ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Has that someone always on his/her mind. Talkative. Daydreamer.Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Abiding. Able to show character. One guy/girl kind of person. Loveable. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves music. Pretty/handsome. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Sensitive.

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No. 5: Rob Stringer | Power 100 Q&A
ROB LIGHT, 54. Chairman/CEO, Columbia

How about the Harry Styles album?
We’re close and we’re very excited. We have a record we’re incredibly excited about and it’s not far away from being ready. We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he’s here to stay. Harry has stepped up with the vision of someone who’s authentic.

Typically with boy bands, there’s only one breakout star. How is it that One direction – with successful simultaneous singles by Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson – is bucking this long standing norm?
They didn’t box themselves into a corner singing and dancing. It didn’t have all the rules of the boy bands of the past where they’re too boy-next-door, too sickly sweet. They weren’t caricatures. And today, they’re making smart choices. It doesn’t surprise me that there’s is a different path and they’re doing pretty well. With One Direction, they became so big everywhere and from day one that their spread is much wider than other previous boy bands.

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I’ve always wanted an AU where Grantaire was on Drunk History. If you’re not familiar with the show, you will be soon considering Lin-Manuel has recorded an episode for the next season (which I got very excited about). It’s a show where people get anywhere from pretty drunk to completely wasted and try to retell a historical event, and then a group of actors will pantomime and lipsync to the drunk storyteller’s retelling of events. It’s like this if you’re curious.

Anyway this is complete garbage but what else can you expect from me.

anonymous asked:

hi i know you're writing that supercorp story (which is my entire life btw you're amazing) so i don't know if you're taking random prompts. if yes can you do a supercorp + the classic having to share a bed? i don't know the context. And in my mind they are clueless about the others feelings

the conference starts really well. she’s managed to convince one very nice waitress to leave a tray of spring rolls at her table and, even better, the table happens to be at central city’s biggest conference of the year. which she is covering. which means, best of all, that she gets three days out of the office and away from snapper, who still—in his own words—thinks she’s “a boring, beamish, biased blabber-mouth” and, unlike with cat, kara is pretty sure that he means every word of it. and he isn’t even pleased at his own alliteration! who isn’t pleased by alliteration? she doesn’t get it. but that’s who he is, and she just has to buck up and remember that literally nothing pleases him and she just has to work twice as hard to make sure that the article she writes about this conference will be worth something.

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Laughs

Title: Laughs

Author: someonexsomeone

Pairing: Tyler Schied x reader

Summary: Tyler and reader have been dating for a while, but the reader has never been to the Markiplier Studio. On the day she’s invited, they film a silly video that makes her laugh uncontrollably. 

Warnings: none!

A/N: A small blurb to get me back into writing things like this. AP tests are very hard.


        Tyler was always supportive of your dreams and in every aspect of you life. You wanted to do the same, no matter what it was. So, when your boyfriend would disappear for the whole day, off to the infamous Markiplier Studio, you naturally supported him in every way. Whether it was getting up early with him, despite it being your day off, to have some quality time over a cup of coffee, leaving encouraging post its anywhere you could, or making sure to have cuddles ready after a hard day. He loved how much you encouraged him. These little things made his day, and was always met with a loving kiss. 

        Yet, despite all the fluff that passed between you, you had never been to work with him to see what he actually does. The team had been to your house more times than you can count - movies nights, dinners, just general fun - and you had gone out with them, but never had you stepped foot into the building. This was completely overlooked, until one faithful Thursday. 

        “Hey Tyler?” Mark had called, pulling out the square object that had been digging into his back as he worked. He took one look at the black phone case, bright blue note stuck to the back, and knew immediately who it belonged to.

        “Yeah?”

        “Did you know that (Y/N) ‘can’t wait for you to come home and tell them about your day. You’ll do great!’?” Tyler’s head immediately whipped up, simultaneously patting down his pockets to find his phone. You had slipped it into his hand before he left, note stuck to the back, placing a sweet goodbye kiss onto his lips. Tyler was quick to stand, snatching the phone from his hand. It wasn’t because he was embarrassed - definitely not. These notes were private, and intimate thing shared between the both of you, having Mark read it to the room was almost taboo. 

        “How come (Y/N) never visits?” Ethan asked from across the room, water in hand on his way back to his desk. This perked up the ears in the room. How come you hadn’t visited? Did you dislike them? Or felt uninvited?

        “Oh! I’ve invited (Y/N) before.” Amy called, spinning in her chair to face the boys. “But she didn’t want to impose on Tyler’s work space.”

        “She doesn’t want to visit…because she thinks I’ll be annoyed?” Tyler was practically mumbling to himself, crossing his arms. That couldn’t be true…could it?

        “Not like that!” Amy was quick to respond, realizing her wording was poor. Kathryn quickly jumped in, defusing the situation.

        “She just doesn’t want to distract you is all. Plus, she told Amy and I that she liked hearing about work from you. Kinda counter productive if she was there, ya know?” A blush settled on Tyler’s face, a bashful smile accompanying it. Mark wiggled his eyebrows.

        “Well, we have to change that, don’t we.”

        That’s how you found yourself sitting on the couch in the boys office. You had been worried you were overstepping your bounds, watching a video in real life, but that was quickly forgotten as Tyler placed a kiss on the crown of your head before walking into view of the camera. Mark was doing a very intense introduction, that worked perfectly until he introduced himself. The boys giggled to themselves softly, trying to keep composure. It was until a dirty joke was introduced that the intensity had lost its effect. You were red in the face, trying not to burst out laughing and ruin the recording. Tyler, however, was quick to notice. He pointed at you, setting him off into hysterics, which in turn made you lose it as well. Although you didn’t anticipate coming back to the office anytime soon, you already were excited for the next opportunity to watch your boyfriend and his friends be complete fools on camera.

Sophie Turner x Female Reader

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Imagine being an actress on the set of Game Of Thrones and during a steamy scene with Sophie Turner, things get taken to the next level.

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\ Request from anonymous /

I love your blog so much 😍😍 I’m obsessed with your writing!! Could you please do a Sophie turner smit? Idk if you do actors for GOT and if not it’s fine but I really want a smut for her where the Reader and her are on set for game of thrones and do a saucy scene then later they hook up? Fem Reader pls! Thankyou btw you’re stunning x

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Under the Table

Genre: NSFW
Words: 1,269

           "So, Timothy, tell me,“ a woman with long fingernails gestures her cup towards Tim. "How did you two meet?”

           Tim chuckles, “It’s a funny story actually..” Tim keeps up a conversation with the woman and the two other couples seated at your table while you struggle against your predicament under the table: Tim’s hand is spreading your legs open.

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Humans are weird

So, aliens have to figure out how to deal with us, and how to survive our planet, and they think it’s crazy.
Until they meet an 8 year old, and his 5 year old sister.
After decades of space travel with humans, the aliens are approached by earth’s leaders. The leaders want to start sending out family groups and making small colonies of humans off world. Not to take over, but so other traveling humans have familiar faces when traveling great distances for large stretches of time.
Shortly after Capt Al gets word from command that he will be taking a family to the next star system to start the ‘earth friendly faces’ program.
The family is very excited, the mother is a biologist and is tasked with cataloging and recording as much about the ‘new world’ as possible, the father is an engineer and is trying to ‘build the farm ’. The kids are clean, quiet, and seem relatively harmless. The best way Capt. Al could describe them would be human. Very humanie humans. The Capt gets them shuffled off to the crew quarters in the human section and hardly gives them a thought.
Now on this ship they observe a 30 hour day, and 17hr night. Not hard for most things to adapt to this, but small children are not used to this. The mother didn’t want them wandering the ship alone, but a curious 8 and 5 year old have to see! The had some courses at the colonizing education center and picked up some of the alien speech, but the writing never really sunk in. To them it looked like upside down animals.
After silently sneaking out of bed, They followed the sign with a giant girrafe on it’s back. When they didn’t run across anyone after a few minutes, they figured everyone was in bed.
Everyone was except the first mate.
The kids stepped in front of the door and it slid open revealing the large expanse of the bridge command. The first mate was startled but regained composure quick, he had never seen humans this close and ‘oh my stars they do smell! ’ is all he could think.
The kids however were not struck dumb, they had questions. As soon as they looked away from the giant viewing screen, the 8 year old saw the alien sitting/ perching across the deck from them and walked over.
“Hi! Mom said it would take 2 weeks to get to the colony, why can’t we just make a jump? She said that we can’t because of laws but I don’t know. Do you know why?
As the aliens translator tried to make sense off this child speech, the dialect was called ‘southern’ he would learn later, the other child piped in
“I’m not going to jump anywhere. Mama says I’ll break my head. Did you break your head?” The first mate had no idea humans broke their heads, then realised she was confused by his headpiece, he hit a switch on the consol and starred taking. A few seconds later a computerized voice starred coming out of the speakers. ‘This is my headpiece for my uniform, I have not broken anything. We have rules about jumps and this trip is not allowed to jump. Where are your keepers? ’
This was not satisfactory to the kids. The 8 year old immediately started asking where the rules were located so he could see where they could jump to and from, the 5 year old was just caught sight of the first mates tentical. The tentical he would later find out, looks to an earth child like a cat tail, this is why the little girl reached out and petted it. The first mate was so startled he fell over. This made the small girl laugh. After a moment of squirming around on his back the KluUggö first mate regained his perch. 'Do you have a name?’ The 8 year old asked. The alien responded but the children had no idea what to make of those noises. They looked at each other a moment and then the 8 year old said 'can we call you Meeb for short?’ The poor bewildered alien didn’t know what 'for short’ ment but thought it might be rude to refuse. 'You may address me as Meeb, and your names are? ’ the tinny voice of the translator echoed in the quiet of the bridge. 'I’m kate!’ The little girl boasted 'K-A-T-E and I can write it’ The boy rolled his eyes at his sister, 'my name is Connor. ’ Meeb bowed to them as was tradition for his species but it wasn’t like any bow the children were expecting. Meeb folded himself entirely in half and his extremely long hands stretched across the floor, his tentical went straight up behind him. This sent Kate into another fit of giggles. Meeb stood back at attention and looked at his consol. ’ You should go and begin your sleep cycle now, your keepers will be waking soon.’ Connor and Kate reluctantly left the bridge and started looking for their quarters. They had only one problem, they didn’t know what upside down animal to look for.

every gdq event every year
  • announcer: and coming up next... it's one of your favorite games!
  • me: oh boy, i can't wait to see a fun and clever combination of skillful play and glitches used to play my favorite game in a new and exciting way!
  • the speedrunner: hi, welcome to your favorite game! the world record for this game is five hours and we'll be showing the whole run in its entirety!
  • me: oh, that's not very fast at all. maybe it'll still be fun to watch!
  • the speedrunner: here in the first level, we use spoolythebigman jumping to clip out of the world and walk under the map, skipping all of the game's content. this is the whole run basically, is clipping outside and walking under the world for five hours.
  • me: oh. well. maybe the runner will be charismatic and fun to listen to as background noise?
  • the speedrunner: i'm very socially awkward, so the best i can muster is the occasional joke that's just creepy and badly executed enough to be deeply unnerving. my couch commentators will be extremely racist while i play.
  • me: oh, alright.
  • the announcer: time to read some donations! our first one is from "BringBackRevenantBagelBoy," who says "Greetings from Germany! I miss RevenantBagelBoy's speedruns and it's a shame you banned him from the event for trying to wear a costume and do something actually fun. Please bring him back! My grandma's dead. Spooly Jump Hype!"
  • me: oh
You’re My Wonderwall 2 || D.H.

A/N: Here’s the second part, I actually like this one more than the first one!

Word Count: 1.8K

POV: Reader

MASTERLIST // PART ONE 

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“Did you put him in his place?” Liane asked as soon as I re-entered the room that I shared with my two best friends.

They had been curiously waiting for me to come back. It was actually a very unlike me thing to do, you know, to just storm outside ready to yell at people. I’m glad Dan, the wonderwall singer, managed to drive me that crazy today.

“Uhmm” I stuttered sheepishly. “Not quite”

“How did you get him to stop then?” Frankie wanted to know with a puzzled look on her face.

I scratched the back of my head.

“I just told him his singing is awful.” I said, shrugging my shoulders.

I got into bed and slipped under my blanket again.

“And that drunk guy didn’t punch you in the face for that?” Liane half-joked.

“Nah, Dan is actually very nice.”

“Woah woah hold up. ‘Dan’?”

Liane and Frankie both sat up straight in their beds. Suddenly they weren’t tired anymore and the fact that we had to get up early tomorrow was forgotten.

I felt myself blush a little bit under the eager eyes of my friends. They were like two hungry wolves and gossip or stories about boys were their prey.

“I am actually going on a date with him tomorrow.” I smiled as Liane started squealing.

I shortly told them what happened and they couldn’t believe that this was how I met my summer love.

“So this Dan guy, what’s the deal with him? Is he attractive, cute, handsome, funny?” Frankie asked just for the record.

“Very” I heard myself swoon.  

“Wait, which one is it now?” Liane wondered.

“All of them.”

When I woke up the next morning after roughly 4 hours of sleep I didn’t feel like a zombie at all. I knew that I was going to see Dan again today and the thought got me so excited that there was no room for tiredness.

I sat down at the breakfast table and I was practically glowing. My face was as bright as the sun or something.

Frankie and Liane knowingly grinned at each other and I was too happy to even roll my eyes at them.

An hour later we arrived in Cannes by train. The thing about Cannes is that everybody thinks it’s super pretty and glamorous but when we arrived there we didn’t see much of that glamour.

There was not much to do besides going shopping.

“Let’s get Y/N an outfit for her date!” one of my friends exclaimed and the rest of the girls cheered.

They were literally as hyped as me although it was just a little date, right? Oh god who am I even kidding.

“But nothing too extra!” I laughed as we walked into the first store together.

After we had spent a few hours shopping we took the train back to our little town. We arrived at our apartment right in time so that I had nearly an hour to get ready for my first date with Dan.

He said he’d meet me in front of our bedroom window at 6pm. At 5:55 I was dressed up in my new outfit and ready to go. I sat on my bed and constantly stared at the clock, waiting for it to be six.

Suddenly I heard the first few guitar strums of a very familiar song. I jumped up from my spot. The music came from outside the window just like yesterday night.

When it was time for the first verse somebody started singing, but it was a new voice, one I had never heard before.

Today is gonna be the day
That they’re gonna throw it back to you

It sounded skilful and beautiful.

I quickly crossed the room with three fast steps and pulled away the curtain.

As I looked outside I saw Dan, he was looking up to my window and as my face appeared in the frame his whole face lit up. Even from here I could see his dimples.

By now you should’ve somehow
Realized what you gotta do

“Hi there, Y/N!” he shouted over the music.

Dan wasn’t on his own, a guy I had never seen before stood right behind him. He was playing the chords to ‘Wonderwall’ on his guitar and sang along. He was wearing a straw hat and I quickly figured that he must be a street musician.

Eventually a few people actually gathered around the two and started to clap along.

Meanwhile my friends had also noticed what was going on and couldn’t stop swooning and squealing.

“How cute is that?!” Frankie nearly shouted at me, making me smile wider than I had ever smiled before.

Even the French granny who shouted at Dan to shut up yesterday opened her window to listen.  

I don’t believe that anybody
Feels the way I do about you now

I quickly threw my purse over my shoulder as I headed out the door to finally meet Dan. A few people awed as I ran over to him and took him in my arms.  

He immediately slung his arms around me and held me tight for a few heavenly seconds.

“Hi Dan.” I whispered as I breathed in his scent.

“You didn’t have to do this” I gestured towards the busker, who just sang the chorus again, and the people surrounding him. “But honestly it’s the most romantic thing anyone has ever done for me.”

“I promised you today’s date wouldn’t involve me singing and just getting you flowers sounded boring.” Dan grinned at me as I stared at him in awe.

And after all
You’re my wonderwall

I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one that saves me
You’re gonna be the one that saves me

As the song ended everyone started clapping and I thanked the street musician with a little bow in his directed.

My friends were by now all crammed behind our little window and watched our every move like they were watching a romcom. They had all checked out Dan and were by now giving me the thumbs ups. Well at least I now knew that I had their approval.

“Thank you for this.” I breathed, moved by his grand gesture, and gave Dan a little peck on his very soft cheek.

After his amazingly cute greeting Dan took me out for dinner. We ate at a little French restaurant called ‘le chaudron’. The food was just utterly delicious.

It was close to being 10pm when we finished our meals and Dan paid for us both although I insisted that he didn’t have to.

During our dinner we talked a lot and mainly got to know each other a lot better. He was a very interesting guy and we instantly hit it off. We even shared quite a few interests. It was just perfect.

We both agreed that we didn’t want our date to be over just yet so we decided to go on a little stroll through the old town. The streets were still busy and the air was warm.

Dan took my hand in his as we walked down the path that lead to the beach. Salty air filled my nostrils as I stared at the reflection of the moon in the deep blue water of the ocean.

“Beautiful.” I mumbled in awe.

“Damn yes, you are.” Dan smoothly agreed with a sly grin on his face.

“Stop it!” I groaned, blushing. I playfully hit his shoulder.

We just stood in front of the ocean for a while. I leaned my head against Dan’s chest as he had wrapped his arms around me and rested his chin on top of my head.

We watched the waves break and then darken the sand in front of us while we just enjoyed the other’s presence.

I had high expectations for this trip. I thought my friends and I were going to have the time of our lives here. Not once did I imagine myself finding love here. But I did.

I could feel Dan’s chest rise and fall when he breathed in and out against my back.

“Y/N?” Dan asked me silently.

“Yes?”

“Do you want to go for a swim?” Dan whispered into my ear, a hint of mischief and adventurousness in his voice.  

“You know that I didn’t bring a swim suit.” I teased him, biting my lip.

“You won’t need one.” Dan murmured and I could feel his hot breath on my neck.

I started blushing like crazy.

“We can go in with our underwear on. I don’t want to make you uncomfortable.” He added quickly, afraid that he might have scared me. After all it was our first date.

“Okay, Howell. I’m in.” I uttered. I didn’t know if I would have minded going skinny dipping but I didn’t have much time to think about it because Dan loosened his grip and started taking off his shirt.

I swallowed hard at the sight of his bare and broad chest. Barely being able to keep my eyes off him I pulled down the zipper of my new summer dress.

I slipped out of the spaghetti straps with Dan watching my every move. As I let the thin fabric fall into the sand he exhaled shakily.

I had decided to keep it simple and just put on white underwear, but it still had quite an effect on Dan. I was glad that I made sure that my bra and pants matched for once in my life.

His eyes were glued onto my body, his mouth hung slightly open.

I started running towards the water, gasping at the sudden coldness as the first wave hit my feet.

“C’mon Dan!” I shouted, gesturing him to come in.

He quickly unbuttoned his shorts and slipped out of them, I caught myself staring at him as he did it.

Left in his boxers he headed towards me.

“Oh shit it’s freezing.” He moaned as soon as he had reached me. “Good thing that you are so damn hot.” He then quickly added as he put his arms around me again.

I was pressed against his naked chest and put my arms around his neck. I dreamily ran my hands through his brown hair.

Suddenly Dan lifted me up so our faces were now at the same height. I gasped and quickly wrapped my legs around his torso as he started to walk deeper into the water with me.

When the water was as high as our shoulders he stopped walking.

“I never thought that drunk singing would get me the best thing that has ever happened to me.” Dan admitted.

“I didn’t think either that your singing could ever lead to anything good.” I added, laughing.

“So you’re enjoying tonight?” he asked me as he pushed a strand of my hair out of my face and gently secured it behind my ear.

“I actually don’t know how this could be any more perfect.” I told him in all honesty.

“I do.”

“Huh?” I uttered in surprise.

He didn’t answer or explain himself. Instead he just kissed me, in the middle of the ocean. With the moon above of and waves crashing against our bodies.  

He kissed me and our kiss was as deep as the sea.

Why You Should Play Tabletop Role Playing Games or: How I Opened Up And Became A Better Person By Playing Pretend Superheroes

The podcast I do with my friends, @rolltobreathe​ , has become a huge part of my life and a very important thing for me. Tabletop Role Playing Games are fun and engaging and challenging and bring people together and they’ve made me a better person. They are Important.

I never really roleplayed.

I can’t remember a time where I didn’t know what Dungeons & Dragons was. I always knew that it was the Extremely Nerdy Thing that only Extreme Nerds play. A handful of dorks in a basement all around a table rolling dice and shouting spells. Why would anyone ever play that?? Board games are just shitty versions of video games. Maybe it would have appealed to me more if I really understood roleplaying, but aside from the couple of times I entered a Yahoo IM Roleplay Chatroom as a young teen, I never really roleplayed.

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How Would BTS React To Their Idol Girlfriends Debut Album Breaks Records Worldwide

Requested By:  kissesfrombangtanatnight

Hello! If it’s no bother could you do a BTS reaction to their gf also being an idol (rapper/singer) and her debut album breaks records because it sold a lot worldwide? :) <3 Good day to you!

Jin/Seokjin

You and Jin would be jumping around in the living room, jamming to your groups’ debut song. He had been surprised at first thinking your group had a cute girly concept but when he had heard your hip hop debut song he had fallen in love with your rap. And so did the rest of the world, as your debut album broke international records, he’d be the type of guy to hold you while you cried tears of happiness, he’d cook your favorite meal, treating you like a princess as he thought about how far you had come as an artist. he’d take you to the bts dorm to brag to the other members before taking you to your own dorm so that you could celebrate with the rest of your group. 

“I’m so proud of you princess, I told you not to worry about your debut”

Originally posted by bwiseoks

Suga/Yoongi

When it was announced on social media that you were the first Korean female soloist to break so many international records. Yoongi would admire that you wrote your single with so much emotion, it was clear to him and the rest of the world that you had sung and rapped about something so close to you. Yoongi would be over the moon happy, he’d brag a lot to the other boys and on social media, he’d be so excited to help you write your next album and would bring up the idea of writing a collab together just the two of you. He’d be so enthusiastic about it, that you had to remind him that he had to write music for BTS as well and that you had to finish promotions for your first single before starting a new one.

“We should do a collab, just the two of us!”

Originally posted by sweaterpawsjimin

Rap Monster/Namjoon

Your debut date approached and you became a nervous wreck. You were the leader and the oldest in your group, and you felt the pressure from the company and the other members leaning on you. If that wasn’t enough you were the main vocalist of the group and you had some really high notes in your title track which you were gonna perform on Music Bank, that you could easily mess up. You leaned a lot on Namjoon that was trying your best to cheer you up. You had been nervous about the mv releasing, but it was received with lots of love and the next day at music bank, the fan cheers and fan chants were so loud that you forgot about being nervous. When you started breaking international records Namjoon would have the biggest gummy smile, while calling you silly for ever doubting yourself, afterward he’d start to copy your dance moves dance monster style, and sing your high notes as falsely as possible. When you were in private he’d really show you how proud he was and he’d cuddle you while watching your favorite chick flick without complaining. 

“I don’t understand why a beautiful and talented girl like you would doubt yourself”

Originally posted by jjeonguk

J-Hope/Hoseok

Hoseok would be happy as soon as you get the news that your company would let you debut. You, on the other hand, were very nervous. Not because of the music or because of the performances but because of the interviews, variety shows, and the general idea of being a public figure, as you were a very quiet person who had a hard time carrying a longer conversation with people you didn’t know that well. You debuting as a soloist didn’t make it any easier. Hoseok tried to cheer you up, saying that the hosts and interviewers are trained in making the show or interview interesting. It wasn’t your variety skills that made people fall in love with you though, it was your soft vocals combined with amazing dancing skills, and your ability to just live in the moment when doing live stages, making them amazing to watch. As you began breaking international records Hoseok would jump around and scream and cry every time, being more excited than you, but still, bring you in good spirit. He’d also be very excited to help you make choreography, and music to your next album. He’ll definitely brag a lot about you, and would beg your company to let you guys do a collab stage. He’d be worried about hate comments though. So he made sure that you still loved yourself as who you were and didn’t start dieting or change anything else about yourself.

“I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU BROKE ANOTHER RECORD THAT’S MY GIRLFRIEND I LOVE YOUUUU”

Originally posted by troiskims

Jimin

You’d be very surprised as your company wanted to debut in a very girly group as you were the opposite of that.You decided that you didn’t want to let the chance of debuting slip so you accepted the offer. You were nervous as you never acted like the typical pink princess or danced to the girliest songs. Plus you were a rapper, which meant very little lines as the songs were mostly vocal. Jimin tried comforting you but had no idea how, so it just ended up in cuddle session to make you feel better. When you finally debuted everyone talked about your group, and to your and Jimins surprise you were the most discussed member. In interviews, you had an edge and people liked that you had a personality. They liked your sassy answers that your managers had scolded you for. When your group started breaking international records, Jimin couldn’t be more proud, he admired your ability to make yourself girly like that but with a real twist that made you so much more lovable to the fans. he’d maybe tear up which would just make you cry like a waterfall. He was so proud of you the thought he’d might burst, he was so happy that people saw you for who you were and loved you for it, he’d see you as an inspiration. He’d love to brag about you to the other boys, interviews, and on social media.

“I can’t believe how far you’ve become with just your debut album! I love you!”

Originally posted by happybirthdayjjk

V/Taehyung

Taehyung had been with you every step of your long road to debut, and now that it was finally here, he was just as excited as you. He’d try to come pick you up at the studio just to talk to your group members and to get a listen to your debut album. You’d have to drag him out of there so that the entire album wasn’t spoiled. When you debuted Taehyung loved smearing it in everyone’s faces that the amazing 4d girl, (you had quickly gotten that nickname from the fans after the first few interviews) was his. Taehyung would be the kind of person to be more excited when your group broke international records than when BTS did, At every award show, the camera would show Tae, jumping around with a huge boxy smile when your group broke the record. He couldn’t wipe the smile off his face, and I’d only get wider when he saw you backstage. He’d hug you, and walk around with an arm around you for the rest of the night, not being able to believe you got so far with just a debut album“I can’t believe they won the award! 

They’re amazing!” “Tae, this is the thank you speech for our award” “Yeah, right… But she’s amazing, right?!”

Originally posted by jeonbase

Jungkook

Jungkook is a very competitive person, and so are you. As soon as the two of you started dating there’s always some kinda competition. Who can rap Agust D the fastest? Who can sing the highest note? Who can finish their plate the quickest? Who can make Yoongi laugh? Who can learn the new Big Bang dance the fastest? Always small friendly competitions, Jungkook always won in the ´I’ve already debuted´ department but that was about to change, as you company said you could debut solo, and you wanted to write the songs by yourself. As soon as you debuted the media all over the world talked about the dancing, singing, rapping, song producing, beauty who had made what they called ´album of the year´ and soon it broke international records. Of course you spend a lot of time shoving it in Jungkook’s face, and he acted fake jealous, but when you were alone he’d say he loved your music and he loved you endlessly. After that part was out of the way, you’d spend the rest of the night showing each other fan comments to make the other one jealous. And either of you would have it any other way.

“Oh, I see, someone said your album is the best album they’ve heard in their 53 years of living… You’re on, see this comment about me? It says…”

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid


So, this is the first ever request on this blog! I really enjoyed writing it, even though I’ve made it really long… I’m sorry! I just feel like they each need an individual girlfriend and her own worries and debut? I hope it isn’t too long or boring to read… I hope you enjoy it!

-Admin Satansoo

Reaction BTS - Meeting You For The First Time

Kim Seokjin || Jin
He would probably be the most welcoming, giving you the warmest, most charming smiles. You would meet him in a fanmeet, after finally saving enough, and he would definitely make it worth your time and money with his terrible Uncle Jokes and stunning winks.
“What do you call a seagull that flies over the bay? A bagel!”

Originally posted by nnochu

Kim Namjoon /Rap Monster
You would meet in a bookstore while they were resting from their latest comeback, his dimples recognizable from miles away as he smiled down at his book that he was reading. Then his eyes would flicker up and catch yours, his grin widening.
“Can I help you with finding something?”

Originally posted by bulletproof-heaven

Jung Hoseok/J-Hope
Being his typical overly-extra self, and seeing how beautiful you were from his position at the table, he wouldn’t let you leave the fan meet without taking at least fifteen or twenty selcas with you, tagging you in them on Twitter before he let you move on to the next member with a bright and excited grin.
“Come on! Just a few more pictures, please?”

Originally posted by itsrapmonster

Min Yoongi/Suga
You were browsing through a record selection, when all of a sudden you came across an AGUST D CD. You reached out your hands to grab it when all of a sudden a voice came from beside you. It was muffled by a fask mask, but you could tell by how the features you could see matched those on the CD you brushed your fingers against.
“Acceptable choice. I heard that CD is very well composed.”

Originally posted by nnochu

Kim Taehyung/V
He ran into you while he was running away from Jungkook, who effectively was chasing him with a huge snowball to hit him with in revenge of the elder starting. You were effectively knocked off your feet and onto the cold ground, and all sorts of playing around ceased as he apologized profusely and checked you over for injuries.
“Aish, I’m so sorry!! Are you okay? Are you hurt? God, I feel so bad-”

Originally posted by toughchim

Park Jimin
He was flustered witu trying to learn a new dance, when all of a sudden you walked in. You were a new trainee and you were assigned to work underneath BTS before your new group debuted in a few months. Needless to say, Jimin was definitely excited with which member of your group Bang PD-Nim had assigned you with.
“Jimin. Park Jimin. I think we’ll definitely work well together.”

Originally posted by kookiyoon

Jeon Jungkook
Being shy around new people, especially girls, he would be surprised to find a new makeup stylist joined the team, assigned to him. Only you werent his noona – you were younger, only by a little bit. But regardless, with how beautiful you were, Jungkook could maybe learn to get over his shyness around women. Especially with you.
“I-I… I suppose it’s a little unorthodox, me calling you noona like the other stylists when you aren’t older..”

Originally posted by theking-or-thekid

A/N: Dont be shy to request a scenario situation or a reaction! I have zero right now so i should have them up within the day they’re requested! :) REQUESTS ARE OPEN. (I do BTS, Seventeen, EXO, GOT7, and Hwarang as of right now)

Which baby are you

Which Baby Are You?
JANUARY BABY
Pretty/handsome. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Sensitive. Down-to-Earth. Stubborn. Repost this in 5 mins and you will meet someone new in 8 days that will perfectly balance your personality.
FEBRUARY BABY
Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexiest out of everyone. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest And loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Horny. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizing dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions. Repost this in 5 mins and you will talk to someone new and realize that you are a perfect match.
MARCH BABY
Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Great kisser. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Observant and assesses others. If you repost this in the next 5 mins, you will meet your new love in 8 days.
APRIL BABY
Suave and compromising. Funny and humorous. Stubborn. Very talkative. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal. Does work well with others. Very confidant. Sensitive. Positive Attitude. Thinking generous. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Able to cheer everyone up and/or make them laugh. Able to motivate oneself and others. Understanding. Fun to be around. Outgoing. Hyper. Bubbly personality. Secretive. Boy/girl crazy. Loves sports, music, leisure and traveling. Systematic. Hot but has brains. If you repost this in 5 mins, a cutie that’s caught your eye will introduce themselves and you will realize that you are very much alike in the next 2 days.
MAY BABY
Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Shy towards opposite sex. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High-spirited. If you repost this in the next 5 minutes, you will become close to someone you do not speak too much in the next 4 days.
JUNE BABY
You’ve got the best personality and are an absolute pleasure to be around. You love to make new friends and be outgoing. You are a great flirt and more than likely have an a very attractive partner. a wicked hottie. It is also more than likely that you have a massive record collection. You have a great choice in films, and may one day become a famous actor/actress yourself - heck, you’ve got the looks for it!!! IN the next 6 days you will meet someone that may possibly become one of your closest friends, if you repost this in 5 minutes.
JULY BABY
Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. spazzy at times. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover. Repost this in the next 5 mins and your reputation will boost someway in the next 12 days
AUGUST BABY
Outgoing personality. takes risks. feeds on attention. No self-control. Kind hearted. Self-confident. Loud and boisterous. VERY revengeful. Easy to get along with and talk to. Has an “every thing’s peachy” attitude. Likes talking and singing. Loves music. Daydreamer. Easily distracted. Hates not being trusted. BIG imagination. Loves to be loved. Hates studying. in need of “that someone”. Longs for freedom. Rebellious when withheld or restricted. Lives by “no pain no gain” caring. Always a suspect. Playful. Mysterious. “charming” or “beautiful” to everyone. stubborn. curious. Independent. Strong willed. A fighter. Repost in 5 mins and you will meet the love of your life sometime next month.
SEPTEMBER BABY
Active and dynamic. Decisive and haste but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Usually you have many friends. Enjoys to make love. Emotional. Stubborn. Hasty. Good memory. Moving, motivates oneself and others. Loves to travel and explore. Sometimes sexy in a way that only their lover can understand. If you do not repost this in the next 5 mins, someone very close to you will become mad at you in the next 8 days.
OCTOBER BABY
Loves to chat. Loves those who love them. Loves to takes things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Brave and fearless. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care to control emotions. Unpredictable. Extremely smart, but definitely the hottest AND sexiest of them all. repost this in 5 mins or you will not meet the love of your life for 10 years.
NOVEMBER BABY
Trustworthy and loyal. Very passionate and dangerous. Wild at times. Knows how to have fun. Sexy and mysterious. Everyone is drawn towards your inner and outer beauty and independent personality. Playful, but secretive. Very emotional and temperamental sometimes. Meets new people easily and very social in a group. Fearless and independent. Can hold their own. Stands out in a crowd. Essentially very smart. Usually, the greatest men are born in this month. If you ever begin a relationship with someone from this month, hold on to them because their one of a kind. Repost in 5 mins & you will excel in a major event coming up sometime this month.
DECEMBER BABY
This straight-up means you are the most good-looking person possible… Better than all of these other months! Loyal and generous. Patriotic. Competitive in everything. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Easy to talk to, though hard to understand. Thinks far with vision, yet complicated to know. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having lots of ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Has that someone always on his/her mind. Talkative. Daydreamer.Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Abiding. Able to show character. One guy/girl kind of person. Loveable. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves music. Pretty/handsome. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Sensitive.

Just Friends - Part 14


@letojokerownsme thanks for being my fic lobster!


The ride from the airport to the cabin is exciting.  Jared refuses to follow the directions in his email and uses OnStar instead.  “Don’t say a word,” he hisses, watching her laugh quietly through the corner of his eye.

 “Babe, this isn’t a road,” she laughs hysterically, recording his face and the overgrown, very bumpy trail he’s driving on before turning the camera on herself.  “We’re lost.  We’re gonna die!  I hear banjos.”

“Not funny!” Jared grumbles, trying to hold back his own laughter. “You want me to turn around?”

“No!  I want you to park. Let’s have an adventure,” she squeals, scooting next to him in the seat and kissing his neck.

“Kissing me like that will get you much more than an adventure, babe,” he huffs, pulling the Jeep over.  “You really wanna do this?” he asks, questioning her sanity.  She nods, grinning mischievously. “You’re crazy you know that!” he laughs exiting the car and watching her hop out, taking his hand.

“Which way should we go?” She giggles excitedly.

Jared looks around then pulls her towards a thick patch of trees.  “I hear water,” he whispers conspiratorially, kissing her cheek when she begins to protest the direction he’s pulling her in.  He guides her through the trees, moving branches, waving away spider webs and helping her over fallen tree limbs.  They wonder down a path, the sound of the water more evident with every turn.  “I bet it’s a water fall,” he says, pulling her close to his side, stopping to kiss her sweetly when her eyes widen.  “Come on,” he encourages, pulling away and picking up his speed.

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Chapter 90 Thoughts

Mixed indeed. I was giddy when I first saw the spoiler images of the kids happily playing in the ocean, but the feeling lasted for maybe half an hour before everything else kicked in. 

This chapter left me anxious for reasons I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe it’s because of how often we get hit over the head with some heavy themes, like the pressing need to prevent a hellish history from repeating itself, and pondering if true freedom is really possible.

Seriously, it’s brought up a good three times by different people in different situations. Isayama may as well be spelling it out for the readers at this point to emphasize its importance for future events. Each time it’s mentioned, it’s coupled by an explanation as to what causes this cursed history to repeat.

In the opening pages, Pixis points out that hiding the truth would be a cause. They would be no different from the royals of the past 100 years.

The senior journalist Levi and Hange converse with sees the cause stemming from dehumanizing people. He wonders if it will only end if all the Eldians are killed, as their enemies so desire.

Eren thinks to himself that it will inevitably happen from failing to drastically change the situation. Change which usually comes in the form of great personal sacrifice. 

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The Replacement City

On September, 13th,  2005 at 11:17 am local time, the city of Vancouver, and indeed, much of the greater Vancouver area as we know it, vanished in a flash of light. It was no military attack or terrorist action, at least as far as anyone knows; there was simply nothing there, possibly as far down as the mantle. 

This lasted approximately 5 seconds, just enough time for satellite imagery and the crew of a syndicated genre TV show recording just outside the affected area to register that it happened and record that it was, in fact, missing.

And then something came back in its place.

The next several days were very, very exciting for everyone involved, as several things were discovered in short order:

The new city was inhabited, including a large refugee ghetto housing several thousand Vancouver residents, who claimed to have been in the place for months, rather than the few seconds the actual city was gone.

Within about 200 miles of the New City, the laws of physics are slightly different. The square cube law is more of a suggestion, for a start, given one of the local staples is giant beetle. Also there are wizards. Lots of wizards.

There are at least twenty new minority groups, including various species that were thought to be the province of fantasy writing. 

The local language was a close enough cognate to Renaissance era Italian that it broke at least one Ethnolinguist. He broke further when he learned about translation spells.

The local ruler was an elected monarch called the Doge, which led one meme spawning some eight years later to be -very different-.

Oh, and the reason the earth under Vancouver  vanished was at least in part to accommodate a giant fuck-off labyrinth filled with monsters and traps. “Delving”, a sort of salvage operation with swords, was and is,  a major part of the local economy.

It took nearly a year of negotiations to reach an accommodation, and so the current state of affairs treats the new city, Genuat, as an independent state, with various treaties in place to allow pursuit of fugitives from Canada and extradition, along with civil rights guarantees. 

Several abandoned temples of the less savory deities have been given for use as embassies to foreign powers. (The US being housed in the temple of Gorgo, lord of vulgarity, was not an intentional insult, unless you believe that the gods of the alternate universe somehow influenced the lots that were cast to determine who’d be housed where.)

Any visitor to the city may acquire a delving license and attempt to strike it rich in the depths below, but has to complete a training and safety course first. 

ATTENTION SCOOBY-DOO FANS!!!

One of my best friends and I are starting a new project! Tomorrow Shannon and I will begin recording an all new Scooby-Doo podcast called Crystal Cove Radio!

During this podcast her and I will be having Scooby-Doo trivia, watching, and then review a Scooby-Doo episode. We’ll share fun facts about the episodes, Scooby-Doo in general, and from time to time have a guest appearance from close friends!

Stay tuned in the next couple days as information is provided on how to access the podcast!

Very excited to see where this goes!

Let’s make a baby part 6 D|H

A/N : Here is part 6 of the LMAB series. You can find all the other parts on my masterlist here. I feel like you already noticed that there will be a chapter for every pregnancy month. I really like this part, I hope you do too !

“According to my research month number 4 is the most relaxing time during your pregnancy” Dan told me, smiling. He was currently preparing lunch for both of us, or should I say for us three. Boo was about the size of an apple now, which meant that my belly was already pretty visible. Not only has my belly gotten bigger but my breasts were huge by now and Dan of course noticed. His hands were either on my belly or touching my boobs all the time. “This one website said, that sex is important to stay connected to your partner.” he stated with a wink and a huge grin. I rolled my eyes but couldn’t hide a slight smile. “I also read that most women are incredibly horny during their 4th pregnancy month, what a convenience right ?” he asked, a smirk still plastered on his face. With that he swiftly walked over to me and wrapped his large but soft hands around my waist. His pink lips lustfully attacked mine and I tangled my fingers in his dark brown hair. If felt his hands softly pinch my bum and I moaned in surprise. Before this situation could get anymore heated, I pulled myself away from his seductive touch. “Dan, we got work to do” I whispered but he just ignored me and started to place gentle kisses on my neck.”Daniel” I spoke again, but this time with more force. I carefully pushed his body away from mine and he sighed loudly. “Fine”

We decided that it was about time to tell Dan’s fans that I was pregnant since I couldn’t hide my belly anymore and people on the street could recognize us. He sat the camera and light up in our bedroom, so we were ready to film. I was a bit nervous to be honest. This was a big and deal although his fans normally liked me or at least accepted me, I didn’t know how they would react. As I sat down next to my tall boyfriend I took his hand into mine and gave it a light squeeze. He pecked my lips and turned the camera on. “Ready ?” he mouthed silently and I gave him an insecure nod. He started of with some greetings before he addressed the topic. “Today’s video is not one of my usual danisnotonfire videos. You can see that Y/N, my beautiful girlfriend, is sat next to me. I blushed at his comment and shyly waved towards the recording camera, knowing that I should probably act more confident. “Well, we have been together for nearly four years now. You all have noticed that I really love her.”  “I love you, too” I said out of habit, destroying Dan’s speech. He laughed and I leaned against his broad shoulder feeling my cheeks heat up. “Do you wanna say it together ?” my boyfriend whispered into my ear and I nodded. “Like I was about to say, we have something very exciting to announce. We shortly looked at each other before we faced the camera again. “WE ARE EXPECTING A BABY” we both shouted with delight. As the words left both of our lips at the same time, our faces were literally beaming. We started to explain the whole thing to his fans. The month I was in. How excited we were. I even stood up so the audience could see my baby bump. “So yeah we obviously haven’t decided on a name yet, but you could leave some funny suggestions in the comments down below.” [or in my ask box] Dan just told the camera as I felt an unknown feeling in the lower half of my stomach. I quickly pressed my hands onto my belly in shock. My boyfriend’s head turned towards me at the speed of a lightning. “Darling, are you okay ?!” he shouted worried and out of breath. I just looked at him with big eyes for a few seconds. “Y/N what-” he started again. “Daniel, boo just moved” I whispered with happy tears in my eyes. I saw how his face went from shocked to happy in a second. He wrapped his arms tightly around me and buried his face into my neck. “I love you and the baby so much” he breathed.

“Well, that was exciting. It looks like the little thing loves the camera. Boo literally just moved for the first time ever while we recorded. I hope you are all happy for us. I personally can’t wait to become a dad” he concluded and got up to stop recording. After he had sat down on the bed next to me again he faced me with a smug grin. “So.. about the important connection we talked about early.” I laughed and passionately kissed him. His hands roamed my body and soon started messaging my boobs. I wrapped my legs around his waist and sucked on his sweet spot causing him to moan. We fell back onto the bed together as our make out session got more heated. Let’s just say I was on top for once this time because he was scared of crushing boo. Besides that we spent the rest of the day waiting for our baby to move again. Dan’s hands were literally resting on my bump all the time because he didn’t want to miss feeling boo move. “I felt that !” he shouted surprised during the last scenes of a movie we were watching. I giggled at how adorable my boyfriend was and declared myself the luckiest person in the whole wide world.

I was lucky enough to go see @hamiltonthemusical at the end of December. I don’t normally recommend selling body parts for cash in order to see a Broadway show, but in this case, hey……..you technically only need one kidney to survive. Seeing this show live is indescribable; it truly is a religious experience. 

I, like most people at this point, have listened to the OBCR on repeat for months. I tend to be a very visual person and went into the show having mentally pictured how things would play out before my eyes as much as I could. I wanted to write down the specifics of what stood out to me, of what my mind now recalls when listening despite having well-left the theatre, little details included. Mostly so that I don’t forget, but also in case anyone else was interested as well. (Apologies for the length & gifs taken from all over; none are mine, I’m merely using to demonstrate what I’m talking about.)

1. “Alexander Hamilton”

     The show starts and you can immediately see the brilliance of the set.

     Look at that: that’s it; that’s your scenery for the whole show. No set changes, just the addition of props like tables or chairs or candles. And it works beautifully. The staircases allow for movement and the balcony allows for split-level action. The framework has intricacies and alcoves all over that the ensemble can easily slide into/against, letting them sing harmonies from the sidelines while not being a part of the action until needed. Plus, the “viewers of history” can literally look down upon it as it plays out. Also, the brick and woodwork really lend to the period visual. It is unbelievably effective in its seeming simplicity.

2. “Aaron Burr, Sir”

      The guys literally carry the table in. Like, Laurens starts shouting, “Showtime! Showtime!” AS they’re carrying it in; it’s cute. 

     Oak’s the one drumming the beat on the table when the trio starts their self-intros. And Lafayette stands up from the table to do his and it’s fucking ADORABLE.

3. “My Shot”

      Lin being Lin; Lin just doing what Lin was BORN to do: cause your soul to soar and take your breath away.

      When Alex starts his, “oh, am I talking to loud?” bit, everything stops, the color of the light on him changes, as if a frozen aside, but really just a reflection of the last smidge of reserved doubt he exhibits; everything resumes as soon as Laurens’ “let’s get this guy in front of a crowd!

     And the dancing! As if the beat wasn’t infectious enough, the dancing somehow makes it more so.

     The entire ensemble singing the last few verses together is just so powerful that the energy sweeps the room. Especially when Alex steps off his (actual soap) box and takes a few steps forward with the rest of the ensemble to the beat.

     Lin…I don’t have words to describe Lin so I’m not even going to try. He’s just chock-full of such infectious energy and raw brilliance that’s it’s BLINDING to witness.


4. “The Story Of Tonight”

     I’m gonna be the merciless asshole to point out that Laurens is the very 1st to “raise a glass to freedom”…and the only one to give his life for it of the four. HAHAHA, BYE, GUYS; IT’S BEEN REAL.

5. “The Schuyler Sisters”

     Burr sidles into Eliza with his “I’m a trust fund, baby,” absolutely violating her space as he hits on her. She doesn’t back down when she fires back at him, instead stepping right into his space and shoving against his chest.

6. “Farmer Refuted”

    I love, love, love Lafayette during this. Mulligan wraps an arm around Alex’s shoulder, “tear this dude apart;” Lafayette says nothing, just silently pushes Alex forward a bit towards Seabury to spur him on. Burr then stops him, “let him be,” and Alex listens. So Lafayette, still seemingly innocent and quiet as a mouse, comes up behind Alex against and just gently pushes him forward by, like, the small of his back. SUCH AN INSTIGATOR.  (God, I love Lafayette.)

    Seabury is giving his speech off a paper from atop a box. With, “if you repeat yourself again,” Alex has stepped ONTO the box with him and is behind his shoulder saying this IN HIS EAR.

7. “You’ll Be Back”

    Yes, that walk is everything they say it is. You know WHY it’s so funny? It’s not intrinsically in the walk itself; it’s because the walk is so damn slow. The King enters from the back wall of the stage and walks all the way across it to the front. His pace never hastens, never changes, never wavers. You initially laugh from the absurdity and then the laughter grows and grows the longer it takes. The song doesn’t start until he’s in place and you bet your ASS that bastard makes you wait for it. It’s hilarious.

    “Why so sad?” *VISIBLE EXAGGERATED BOTTOM LIP POUT*

8. “Right Hand Man”

    I know I read somewhere Daveed saying that it’s amazing, he no longer pictures Washington as the ‘normal’ image of Washington: an older man in that damn white wig. That Chris Jackson now IS his Washington and Godddddd, do those words ring true. Common pictures of Washington now just throw me off because I EXPECT Chris!Jackson!Washington.

    It’s funny because I think the recording comes off easier on Burr during this song. Just listening to voices, I took it as Washington was eager and grateful for Burr’s possible advice. Yet seeing it play out, it’s not that way at all. Burr just lets himself in to Washington’s quarters and starts yammering. Washington seems far more irritated and disinterested than anything else. It was clear that his “close the door on your way out” was purposely cutting Burr off and kicking him out.

    “I need someone like you to lighten the load. So?” Washington just holds out a quill to Alex; the ensemble starts the “My Shot” refrain as Alex just stares at it before making his choice. I really like that because as much as he wanted to fight, that writing implement really WAS his weapon of choice…and that was when he chose it above all else.

9. “A Winter’s Ball”

    Just as amazing as one would hope. Ridiculous frat-boy dancing while talking about women. Lol.

    “Martha Washington named her feral tomcat after him.” Now, you gotta imagine that Narrator!Burr is at the front of the stage, singing to the audience. Alex comes running up behind him, half leans over Burr’s side, with his pointer finger out, to go, “that’s true!

    The sidestep-crabwalk-playa’ walk they do to “hey, hey, hey, hey” is absolutely amazing.

10. “Helpless”

    Really cool to watch the staging of this because they have to pretend to go from the dance, to the Schuyler house, to their wedding; it’s all done seamlessly. Don’t forget, there are no set changes, merely additions to set dressings. All the lit candles for the wedding were beautiful. And yes, Hercules still comes out and throws his THREE flower petals and it’s fantastic.

      Also, PIPPA. Sweetness and light personified. I cannot express how perfectly cast she is. What a voice, what a talent.

11. “Satisfied”

    I’m the type of person that has to imagine everything out whenever reading or listening to something, so I already had most of the show mapped out in my head, as I said above; obviously, sometimes I was right & sometimes I was wrong and pleasantly surprised. But there were some moments that I sincerely had no idea how they were going to stage, and the “rewind” portion of this song is one of them.

    It was sincerely, unbelievably incredible. They, quite literally, rewind. The second that beat starts, they all move backwards slowly, then with increasing speed, from the wedding reception, through the wedding, to their positions at the start of the dance. The show LITERALLY hitting a rewind button. Spectacular.

    Alex, in his first words to Angelica, is EXTREMELY flirtatious. It was very clear that he had definitely set out to win over the elder sister.

    Angelica’s last verse before her wedding reception speech starts up again (“To the groom!”) is set up so beautifully.

     She’s singing from the middle of the stage, Alex is in the background, Eliza in the foreground, cornered into a diagonal. I can’t remember if both are looking away from her, but I believe Alex has his back towards as she sings (”at least I’ll keep his eyes in my life”). It’s haunting.

    From there, they “fast-forward” back to their original positions at the wedding reception at the start of the song. After Angelica’s speech, the bride & groom walk off and she’s left there all alone singing that she’ll never be satisfied. *SNIFF*

     Also, Renee’s PIPES in this song, good GOD. She’s just SO fantastic: she can break your heart with the pain and longing gripping her face, yet belt your soul into Heaven.

12. “The Story of Tonight (Reprise)”

    FRAT BOY DANCING; GOD BLESS THE FRAT BOY DANCING.

    “You are the worst, Burr” is just as wonderful, even more so, in person, and remains one of the greatest things of all time.

    When Laurens starts ribbing Burr, he flings an arm around Burr’s shoulder as he’s taunting him. LOL.

13. “Wait For It”

    Just Leslie being Leslie, aka psychotically brilliant. The calm, the slow build, the crescendos, the fade out… Amazing. The ensemble hangs out in the shadows of the set and sing the background harmonies; it’s fantastic.

14. “Stay Alive”

    Lee flaps his wings like an over-excited bird when he sings “wee!” LOL. Like…Good LORD, Lee.

15. “Ten Duel Commandments”

    Guuuuuh, you can really see why they use a turntable on stage for the duels. It’s just amazing, the stage easily revolving them around each other and keeping the song’s pace going.

    Laurens DOES physically hand Alex a letter during “leave a note for your next of kin” and it makes the line very real.

   Leslie changed his intonation on “ok, so we’re doing this” from the recording; his voice went up a little on the “doing.” You could practically hear his eyes widen just in his tone of voice and the crazy-eyed, exasperated stare he’d be giving the camera if this were The Office instead of a stage musical. I loved it SO much.

16. “Meet Me Inside”

    I had expected, for whatever reason, Washington to be behind his desk and Alex to be pitching a very gestural fit in front of him; I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was wrong. Instead, Alex stands straight at attention, giving his General the respect he deserves, as Washington circles Alex and berates him. Alex answers, eyes ahead the entire time, never moving until “call me son ONE MORE TIME,” which is when he finally loses his cool, breaks his stance and gets in Washington’s face.

17. “That Would Be Enough”

    I was curious, since Eliza never specifically states she’s pregnant until after it’s clear Alex knows in the song, how they were going to show it. When he walks in, she’s holding her stomach and I want you to know, it’s STILL bothering me that I can’t figure out if they stuck something under her dress to pad her belly or if it’s just the bustle of the dress. LOL. WHY this is weighing on my mind, I have no idea.

    It’s all very sweetly done though; they sit together on a bench as Eliza sings to him. *more sniffling*

18. “Guns and Ships”

    Or as I generally refer to it, “Daveed Makes Me Want To Shoot Myself In The Face Because He’s Just So Fucking GOOD, GOD, WHY is he so GOOD?!”

    Full disclosure: I couldn’t even tell you anything about Leslie’s intro even if I wanted to because I was too busy trying to figure out where the hell Lafayette was on stage. Spoiler: he’s hunched over the table with all the soldiers, who are also hunched over around him (as if going over battle strategies on a map). He then jumps on top of table at the start of his part and then, yes, leaps from the table during “watch me engagin’ them,” just like in that damn picture that kills me.

   In which I am Laurens in the background. Jaw meet floor. It’s so good. It’s all just so good I could cry.

19. “History Has Its Eyes On You”

     It’s been too long that I can’t remember anything of note; go me.

20. “Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”

     Hands down the line that gets the biggest reaction; audience went NUTS. And I can’t tell you how much I love that little floppy high-five that they do.

     LOOK at that entrance! And Herc comes out BOUNCING. This whole song is SO energetic that it SURGES through the entire theatre, especially right here at Mulligan’s reemergence. And then the interlude after that with the dancing? GOD, SO infectious; it’s insane. I can’t even begin to describe it.

     And then at the end, half the company standing on boxes or chairs declaring they won. GUH.

     What’s funny is that this song is just as dramatically sung and staged as you would expect; it truly comes across as if it’s the closing of Act I. I was with 3 friends when I saw it and one had purposely stayed away from the music so that she could experience it for the first time live; even she expressed that she was surprised when Act I continued on past this. I love that it does though. We are subject to SO many giant and dramatic songs in this show; why stop now? ;)

21. “What Comes Next”

     “I’m so blue.” *DRAMATIC FOOT STOMP*

     And hearing the inflection on “awesome; wow” is just as fantastic live. My best friend next to me happy-clapped in her seat.

22. “Dear Theodosia”

     I LOVE the staging for this song. Burr comes out all alone on stage with a single high-backed chair. He places is off-center stage right and instead of sitting down, stands behind it. Spotlight on him, he begins singing, forearms leaning against the top of the chair-back. Nearing the end of his verse, he circles the chair & sits down.

     That’s when Alex comes out, carrying his own chair, setting it down off-center stage left just in the nick of time to start his own verse. Single spotlight now on each, Alex continues to sing in the same position Burr did. And exactly the same, near the end of his solo verse, he circles his chair & sits down.

     They then join their voices and sing together about their respective children, sitting side-by-side, but just far enough apart, both in his own spotlight, facing the audience. It’s just…it’s a lovely metaphor. Their stories so similar, yet so different; so close, yet just far enough off that they wind up becoming adversaries. And the simple staging also makes you focus on the emotion behind their words.

22 ½. “Tomorrow There’ll Be More Of Us”

      Oh HEY. Here’s the only full song not included on the recording, so therefore, I was not prepared for it: letter Alex gets from John’s father saying that he was killed in battle. Alex is at the front of the stage with Eliza when he reads it and you can also see Lafayette and Mulligan on the second tier getting a similar letter at the same time. Laurens comes out and just STANDS at the front of the stage in the spotlight as it’s read. No one takes it well; I still remember Lafayette needing to sit down while reading it as the shock knocks him off his feet. But when Eliza tries to comfort Alex, he walks away and says he needs to get back to work, refusing to deal with it, and it jumps right into “Non-Stop.”

     So thanks for ONE last emotional gut-punch I wasn’t expecting, Lin! *shakes fist*

23. “Non-Stop”

     I was chosen for the Constitutional Convention!” Alex literally side-skips to the front of the stage, giddy like a school-girl.

      “Who’s your client?” “The new U.S. Constitution…” The latter said with a sheepish flourish of the hand in the air, like mapping out the words on a banner. LOL.

     “I am sailing off to London…” Angelica comes walking down center-stage, arm hooked in Alex’s as she sings. When she leaves (”don’t forget to write”), she & Alex continue to hold hands as she walks away, their arms stretching out across the stage.

     They utilize every aspect of the stage during this song and it’s great. Hamilton is generally center-stage for most of it, with people singing to him from various corners: Washington questions him from the upper right parapet, Eliza sings down to him from the farther left, the ensemble with Burr circle Alex in the middle as he writes & they question him, etc. It ends with Alex finally ascending the middle stairs, spotlight on him. (”I am not throwing away my shot!”)

1. “What’d I Miss”

     Funny thing about the beginning of the second Act is that, like some other shows, there is no curtain and no Overture. They start the second the break is over; your only warning is the first beat before they break into song. So you’d best be in your SEAT cause they’ll just perform over you.

     Daveed makes his second entrance with a flourish; he comes out at the top of the stairs on the second level, to thunderous applause, I might add. He immediately motions for people to hold their applause; the second it starts to die down, he makes a face, takes back his request, and starts motioning for more and people just go WILD. It’s fucking fantastic.

     It’s ok, TJ; the slaves will just handle those stairs for your Purple Rain’ed behind. ;) Also, I will never be over the dance he does in this. Ever. It’s just not possible; I love it.

     Let me just say, everyone in this show is phenomenal, but I’ll never get over how much pure, unadulterated talent Daveed brings to the stage. Whether Lafayette or Jefferson, the man is an undeniable force; he has an unequivocal presence that draws your eye, a gravitas that you can’t possibly deny. You immediately know you’re getting to witness something extremely special and very rare when watching him perform; it’s like magic.

     “Mr. Jefferson, welcome home.” “Mr. Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton.” THIS. When Washington sings his line, he steps forward with a smile on his face to embrace Jefferson. Alex DARTS in front of him, singing his line, and shoves his hand out to Jefferson first, who, of course, just looks him up and down like, “who the actual fuck are you?” Oh, Alex…. 

2. “Cabinet Battle #1”

     Chris trades his general uniform for his suave black Presidential duds and they’re just PERFECT for him to MC this song; I can’t express that enough.

     Yes, Jefferson has as much conceited swagger on stage as he does in his voice. Lol. At the end of his bit, he LITERALLY mic drops. Holds his arm out dramatically and lets the mic fall; Madison catches it so it doesn’t land on the stage. It’s just SO over-dramatic, it’s FANTASTIC.

     I know people are used to the clips we got of Alex doing the below line, but that was not the “dance”(ish) move I saw. He pretended to fluff his hair up real big like Jefferson’s. It makes me wonder if Lin does something different every night a la Rent’s “to every passing fad.” Anyone?

     At the end of Alex’s bit (”I’ll show you where my shoe fits”), Jefferson is so pissed off and riled up that he angrily rushes towards Alex like he’s going to start a physical Cabinet brawl. It’s Washington who jumps up from his chair and separates the two.

3. “Take A Break”

     It’s funny cause I wondered how they were going to make Philip a child. Do they have Anthony on his knees? No, they just doofy-up his clothes so that he “looks” dressed like a kid. Lol. It’s great because he’s practically the same height as Phillipa. But again, as Hamilton loves to prove to us, it just doesn’t. frickin. matter. People WILL suspend reality and use their imaginations.

     Angelica starts her part on the second tier and descends the stairs slowly as she sings her letter back to him.

     When the sisters start begging him to join them Upstate, they each take a hold of one of his hands while singing to him. At “I have to get my plan through Congress,” I forcefully shakes one off, then “I can’t stop til I get my plan through Congress,” he shakes the other off and walks away. I think, I THINK, he shakes Eliza off first.

4. “Say No To This”

     Another song that I was really curious of the staging. I sincerely expected a bed to appear at some point, but no. Very minimal stage dressing; they keep Alex on the move instead. That is, until the end of the song, where he sits on a chair and she sits on his lap, facing the audience and he sings into her neck. It’s actually rather intimate.

     Also, the song REALLY showcases Jasmine’s talent and that makes me so happy. She’s especially wonderful in this. Her voice is naturally just so silky and sultry and it lends to this song perfectly. But not just the temptress, she’s emits a vulnerability that makes you empathize with her. Sidenote: I’ll never be over how phenomenally gorgeous she looks in that red dress.

5. “The Room Where It Happens”

     THE SHOWSTOPPER.

     The deal silently plays out at the table behind Burr as he sings. Which is great because it allows the audience to see, it allows Jefferson, Madison, and Hamilton to get up and sing at their respective parts, and it allows Burr “into” the room afterwards. 

     At the start of “what did they say you to get you to sell New York City down the river,” the three at still at the table and Burr comes running up around Hamilton to sing to him. Hamilton gets up those and is standing at the front of stage right by “and we got the banks; we’re in the same spot.” It’s truly amazing to me how much they utilize movement to push the story forward.

     Alex imitates Burr’s dramatic hand-flail during, “you get nothing if you *wait for it; wait for it*.”

     That part in the above gif? It is PERFECTLY timed. I sincerely didn’t think he was going to make it to the table in time to have his feet up as he sung that line, but that’s EXACTLY how it plays out. It’s timed down to the MILLISECOND. 

     I love this. Burr leaps up and they rip the tablecloth out from under him. From the mezzanine, it looked like the actual tabletop was a reflective surface which caught the light. Therefore, *illuminating* Burr at “but we dream in the dark for the most part.” I’m honestly not sure if that is the case or not, cause it certainly doesn’t look like it in this gif, but if it is, it works well: this is HIS lightbulb moment.

      The crescendo of the music and the build of the dancing just…you want to FLY from your seat and dance in the aisle; everything is SO electric that you can practically feel the air buzzing with it. The audience is soaring WITH Burr.

      At that final “Click! Boom!,” Burr is back-lit in spotlight, except now, they don’t let the light fade. They keep his lighted silhouette on the stage because they’re prepared for it now. The audience LOSES it. Everyone means it when they say this song is a showstopper; it quite literally STOPS the entire show. People start screaming and cheering and clapping and just won’t STOP. So now, they just run with it; they let the show stop, they keep Burr lit in his moment, and allow the audience to deafeningly scream their support for at least a good 30 seconds before they forcefully move on. It’s a phenomenal feeling to be a part of.

6. “Schuyler Defeated”

      I’m sure he already knows” will never fail to make me laugh but sadly, Hamilton is not in the background shattering things in anger. Lol.

7. “Cabinet Battle #2”

  “Uh, who provided those funds?” Jefferson literally holds the mic out to Madison who’s behind him so that he can haughtily answer “France.” HA. 

  “Daddy’s calling.” Never over it.

8. “Washington On Your Side”

     Burr literally comes out of NOWHERE. Just comes STROLLING across the stage to stare at Hamilton as he walks away before he starts the song. It was HILARIOUS. Like, busy-body Burr is so obsessed with Alex that he’s just ALWAYS there ready to DRAG him to whoever’s around.

     “I’m in the Cabinet”… That whole bit? Still fucking amazing. That is all.

     I wanna mention Oak at this point, because people don’t talk about him enough. I think he tends to get a little overshadowed because of everyone else and he doesn’t get his own solo song but guh, he’s so good. His voice is just this low, gorgeous rumble. There’s a post going around that describes his voice as “a gentle earthquake feeding you chocolate.” Which is actually really descriptive and sincerely perfect. And he’s such a strong figure in both roles, even just in presence, and it’s fantastic cause he even brings a different ENERGY to each. I just really love everyone in this cast, ok?

     Ah, now’s a good time to mention the letters. I LOVE what they do with the staging any time there’s a letter in the show. Think about it; it’d be hard to show how those letters are always being written and then delivered and THEN read. So everything happens quickly and almost simultaneously. The action never stops, the singing never stops; someone will lift a quill quickly, then hand a letter off to an ensemble member, never stopping, and the ensemble will literally *dance* it over to the recipient. The letter generally passes through multiple hands first before arriving at its intended destination, perfectly showcasing the passage of geography and time, while never taking you out of the moment.

     I mention this hear because near the end of the song, Jefferson “writes” his resignation letter, which is then handed off and subsequently delivered to Washington. Washington has just opened and is reading it in semi-surprise as the trio sings their last line. It’s a great detail you obviously don’t get when just listening and leads perfectly into the next song, showing the audience how Washington knows before calling Alex in.

9. “One Last Time”

         “I don’t know about God, but I believe in Chris Jackson.” - LMM’s Tony speech for In The Heights. 7 years later and you can see why it still rings true. Chris MURDERS this song; he just SLAYS it. GOD.

     I just really, really love how they do the end, with Alex “writing” Washington’s words as George slowly and softly begins to sing along, then overtake Alex as he steps forward for his last spotlight moment. 

     After the show, the friend I was with that went into the show blind perfectly encompassed this song by wailing that she was not expecting this to be so emotional. “I’m crying because Washington is stepping down; WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME?!” It’s part of Lin’s gift: he makes us CARE about these people; he makes us identify with figureheads we learned about years ago with disinterest; he makes us LOVE them.

10. “I Know Him”

     Groff does the EXACT condescending, dismissive hand wave at “little guy who spoke to me” that I was imagining and for that, I BLESS HIM.

     Now, the King walks to the edge of stage right as he finishes this song. What I did NOT expect was for him to FORGO leaving, instead taking a seat at the edge of the stage to watch Burr sing his monologue at the beginning of the next song. He’s simply there to gleefully watch shit go down in America.

11. “The Adams Administration”

     The King fucking happily WAVES at Burr at some point during the beginning and I almost peed my pants laughing. 

     Hamilton drops a giant book (probably the entirety of his writings dragging Adams) from the second tier with a giant slam on “motherfucker.” I believe that’s when the King leaves the stage.

12. “We Know”

     I also wondered how this was done considering Hamilton addresses them all slowly by name. The way it’s staged is as if they’re gradually walking into Alex’s house/study one by one to confront him. This also makes sense for later on when Alex takes out the letter to show them; he pulls it out from a drawer behind his desk.

13. “Hurricane”

     Once again, gorgeous lighting. The different colored, shadow-detailed spotlight makes it look like Alex is sincerely standing in the eye of a proverbial hurricane.

14. “The Reynolds Pamphlet”

     I swear to God, they must have so much fun during this song. It’s literally the Let’s-Throw-Shit-At-Lin song. LOL. And yet another song where I’ll NEVER be over Daveed’s dancing.

     What I was NOT expecting? When they’re singing the contents of the pamphlet at the beginning, they’re huddled around Philip, that poor kid, who’s reading it. Singing it pretty much TO him as he’s reading, just rubbing it in that poor child’s face. It’s watching Alex’s son read about his father’s affair that hurts the most.

    And yes, King George is just there to dance across the stage, enjoying the shitshow that’s going down over there in the States. Lol. Also, the ensemble dancing in this is, as usual, phenomenal.

15. “Burn”

     Once again, my brain was preoccupied with silly things, like the burning of the letters. Clearly real fire. Definitely actually burning. Still burning when dropped into the bucket below.

     Continues to burn for a bit, then, at least from my seat in the mezz, looked like it just randomly faded out. Is there water in the bucket? Does it have a false bottom? Is it put out from below the stage? Is there perhaps a mist-er that sprays the flame out? I NEED TO KNOW.

16. “Blow Us All Away”

     I gotta say, Anthony is really, really good; there’s definitely distinct differences, not only between his two separate characters, but between Kid!Philip and Teen!Philip. He gives off a completely different aura; there’s confidence there, a swagger to his step in the beginning. Then when it comes time to duel, his trepidation and fear are blatant, written all over his body language; he’s scared and it reduces him to a child again. It’s played beautifully.

     When Philip interrupts Eacker at the play, I assumed he kind of sneaks up into his box to challenge him. But no, no; he interrupts the entire play, stands where the orchestra seating would be located, and starts shouting up towards Eacker’s box. HE IS NOTHING IF NOT HIS FATHER’S SON. 

     “Everything is legal in New Jersey” is the second biggest laugh of the show.

     Sam, the friend that went in blind…the poor girl literally wailed, “NOOOoo!” when Philip was shot (in the pin-drop silence of the theatre, lol).

17. “Stay Alive (Reprise)”

     Sam then proceeded to sob noisily on my other friend’s shoulder all through this song and the next. It made everything hit just as hard as the first time listening, getting her 1st time reactions in real time.

     Worst part…worst DAMN part about this song? The fact that Pippa lets out a horrible, grief-wracked WAIL after Philip dies in their arms. I…I have had the unfortunate experience of hearing that first awful scream of undiluted pain and shock upon losing a loved one, a child, no less. It’s something that unfortunately etches itself upon your consciousness, a chill you can never get rid of. Pippa…hit it remarkably well; it hurt real bad and the sobbing was instant. Phillipa Soo: ripping your soul out one song at a time.

18. “It’s Quiet Uptown”

     As much as Renee slaaaaaaaays “Satisfied,” it’s this song that kills me. She appears in a black dress and sings this song with such quiet, pent-up emotion. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking all at once; I’ll never be over how perfect everyone in this cast is.

     The song is staged and lit so that Eliza grabbing Alex’s hand cannot be missed, even though you’re blearily attempting to peer at the stage through a DELUGE OF TEARS. They stand side by side, grieving and staring silently out at the audience, just far enough apart that they can throw a spotlight on their hands when clasped between them. (It just makes you cry harder.)

19. “Election of 1800”

     BLESS Madison for walking out wiping his eyes; WE ARE ALL JAMES MADISON.

     The cute part of this song is that as the voters are gabbing about the candidates, Burr is peeking his head around each of them as they talk, gleefully listening in and looking pretty darn happy with what he hears.

     The NOT-cute part of this song? The part ripped me in two? Is when Hamilton chooses. Alex is up on the second tier, speaking to the voters down on the stage as they look up at him; Burr is on one side of the stage, Jefferson on the other, both looking out at the audience so that you can see their reactions.

     Considering Burr’s reaction, I expected anger. I expected rage. I expected him to fume or throw a fit or look like his head was going to explode off his body from sheer frustration. But no.

     Instead, Alex names Jefferson and you see Burr’s entire world come crashing down written upon his face. One moment, he’s standing there, utterly cheerful, his chest puffed out in confidence, 100% believing that Alex is going to side with him. It’s not the smug contentedness of a cat that’s eaten a canary: it’s pure happiness that he’s finally witnessing his moment. When Hamilton throws his hat into the ring in Jefferson’s favor, Burr looks like he got hit by a freight train. Pure shock, utter betrayal, and unadulterated PAIN grip his face.

     In my opinion, THIS is what’s going to win Leslie that Tony. This moment. I could see that from the MEZZANINE. Even far away, that expression hit me like a ton of bricks and has stayed with me since then. It HURT and it STILL hurts. You feel Burr’s heartache in a way that I never quite expected. It’s unbelievably powerful and suddenly you know damn well why Burr’s led to his next action. It’s not him being petty: it’s a necessary reaction to that heartache. Leslie…is just astounding.

20. “Your Obedient Servant”

     I still really frickin’ love what sounds like a door closing at the top of the song. The proverbial slamming shut on their futures: no way out, no escape; they’ve chosen their paths in this one action.

     This is where the show really shows off the genius of the letter delivery choreography. It’s phenomenal; the back and forth writing, receiving, and reading just works so so well.

     “Here’s an itemized list of 30 years of disagreements / Sweet Jesus.” One ensemble member after another after another come up to Burr and hand him letter after letter after letter, piling I’d say probably 8 pages or so into his hands. It’s hilarious.

21. “Best of Wives and Best of Women”

     Again, for some reason I expected a bed. I’m glad there wasn’t because it allowed for Eliza to wander up to Alexander in his chair, writing, to plead for him to come back to bed. When he says “hey” before his last line, he grabs her hand as she turns around to walk away and lovingly pulls her back towards him: “best of wives and best of women.” (And then your heart breaks. [And then you realize what he was writing was his death letter to her…and your heart breaks more.])


22. “The World Was Wide Enough”

     Philip comes back out on stage next to Alex just to sing that one line in the spotlight, then leaves. Thanks, Lin; thanks for all the pain. *salutes*

     Hamilton’s soliloquy in the middle of this song is a phenomenal work of art. Once again, lit in that different colored, detailed spotlight. Everyone around Alex freezes and then the ensemble begins to move in slow motion in what may be the most ingenious use of blocking that I’ve ever seen.

     One ensemble member is the designated bullet that is shot from Burr’s gun; the rest are used as vehicles to support her movement. She makes her way slowly across the stage: tip-toeing, being lifted and passed over others, etc, in a perfectly timed choreographed dance that give Lin just enough time to deliver the monologue. He even moves around the stage, sometimes putting himself dangerously close to the moving “bullet” as if dancing with death; it’s absolutely memorizing and utterly astonishing.

     Eliza comes out onto the stage when he says her name during it. *sigh*

     When Alex is shot, Lin bends at the waist, folding his upper half over in front of him. They move him like this into the “boat” as two people pretend to row him back, then he leaves the stage for the rest of it. Angelica & Eliza come out at the back in spotlight when Burr sings their names. 

     And then you just sob as Leslie pours his heart out.

23. “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”

     To sum up: weep, weep, weep, weepity weep weep, gurgling choked sob. Did I miss anything?

     In all sincerity though, regardless of the fact that I knew Eliza’s gasp was coming, it still positively ruined me. As if I wasn’t crying my face off before that… Alex leads her to the very front of the stage and, for the first time in his life, steps OUT of the spotlight. Eliza finally gets her own moment to shine as she looks out and sees the fruit of her life’s efforts for the first time. And it DESTROYED me.

    Pippa. I just… Eliza’s the glue that holds Alex together. When she sings that she carried Alexander’s legacy for the next 50 years, there’s no doubt in your mind that this is the one woman, the only woman, that could’ve possibly pulled that off. Pippa’s Eliza perfectly blends kindness and caring with strength and resolve. She’s magnificent.

     Also, I love love love that they decided to go with an ensemble bow. No one person gets singled out for their performance; they bow as a unit. This show is a brilliant work of art due to every single one of them; they all take the credit together.

     Whew. That’s a lot of words. And yet still, only the small things that caught my attention. There are not enough words in the English language to describe the insane genius of this entire show. We’re just truly blessed to be seeing this within our lifetime. Thank you, @linmanuel; thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you continue to give us.