1) I haven’t said anything because I have been binge watching videos BUT
HOTSHOT CAME BACK I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A MILLION YEARS AND THEY DO NOT DISAPPOINT OBVIOUSLY. Jelly is my jam right now I LOVE it, LISTEN to it @ everyone.
2) Getting spammed with Monsta X teasers for Newton like where did that even come from??? They are on tour what is happening??? Starship and Monsta X be pulling a tumblr and queuing up posts for when they are tied up with work and I feel so at ta cked w o w thanks for all the very boyfriend photos of Monsta X at the beach *waits anxiously for the rest of the teasers*
I think that’s another reason that property drives me fucking crazy.
I read ¾ of the books, and the character isn’t true to the original ‘verse, but it’s not just that. And believe me, the musical is roughly 200% better than the books. The original cast did fucking great on the soundtrack, and I might even see it if a local production comes my way.
The thing that drives me fucking crazy is that the character of Elph*ba is just so romanticized, while Glinda is once again relegated to a bubbly stereotype. If we follow the history of the character according to canon, everything Elph*ba advocates for is fine, but inconsistent with a character who, in the novels, enslaves the Winkies, maintains the slavery of the Winged Monkeys, holds a ten year old girl in bondage because she won’t give up her magical artifacts, starved the Lion because he won’t serve as her slave, and has the two constructs (Nick and Scarecrow) dismembered because they threaten her absolute authority.
Meanwhile, if you actually read the fucking books, Glinda, who, may I remind you, was based on Matilda Joslyn Gage, a real life SJW badass with a chronic health condition who called everybody’s favorite White Feminists (Anthony and Stanton) out for their bullshit, spent decades becoming one of the four most dangerous women in Oz, and the last real threat to Oscar Diggs’ authority. Unlike the Witches of the other three territories, Glinda had a standing, all-volunteer army, an extensive collection of magical artifacts dedicated to advancing knowledge, magical powers largely based in undoing the spells of other, less scrupulous magic users, a territory that was relatively prosperous and peaceful, and an acute knowledge of her own weaknesses that was so well-hidden that it was never discovered by ANYONE.
But she’s the bubbly sorority snob who upholds beauty policing as a measure of personal worth.