wagon living

Okay, since I heard that ABC jumped on the live musical wagon with The Little Mermaid Live! (Yes, I’m aware that it’s just going to be done concert style sort of like what they did at the Hollywood Bowl, but I’m still very excited about it!)

If that becomes successful, imagine what other live musicals they could do. Beauty and The Beast Live, Newsies Live, but I have an idea what they could do after The Little Mermaid.

Okay don’t kill me, but I think they should do…

Okay here me out on this one.

If ABC did do this as a live TV musical, they would definitely get people’s butts on the couch. Admit it, those of us who were Disney Channel kids grew up with this movie and loved it, loved it so much that we couldn’t stop singing all the songs, quoting every scene, and obsessing over the cast. Now, it seems like High School Musical’s popularity is starting to make a comeback, and they’re even making a fourth installment, so why not do a live musical television event of High School Musical.

Also High School Musical has a special place in my heart. I loved this movie growing up and it was the first play that I did in high school’s drama club (I was a Skater Dude), although everyone in the club is kind of pulling a “Zac Efron” right now, saying that they regret it and it was the worst thing that we’ve ever done, but I still enjoyed.

If ABC does decide to this. I have an idea on who they could cast (and just to clarify since all of the live TV musicals are more based of the stage versions of certain musical, and yes there is an official stage version of High School Musical, but it was off-Broadway. Also the stage version is a little different from the show, Gabriella’s mom, Troy’s mom, and the Principal are cut from the show and there is a character that was added in):

Derek Klena as Troy Bolton

(Come on, he would be perfect for this role and I did a little research, and I found out that Derek did play Troy once for a community theatre play.)

Eva Noblezada as Gabriella Montez

(Just like Derek, Eva would be perfect for this role, and she’s also Filipina, just like Vanessa Hudgens. She also looks like she would have great chemistry with Derek.)

Dove Cameron as Sharpay Evans

(She killed it as Amber in Hairspray Live! To me, Dove makes a really convincing Queen Bee and since she is already good friends with Kenny Ortega, the director of all three HSM movies, why not cast her as Sharpay Evans?)

Ben Cook as Ryan Evans

Anthony Ramos as Chad Danforth

(He already has the puffy hair.)

Jasmine Cephas Jones as Taylor McKessie

Auli'i Cravalho as Kelsi Nielsen

(Come on, she would make an adorable Kelsi.)

Jordan Fisher as Zeke Baylor

Katie Ladner as Martha Cox

(If any of you guys are fans of Heathers, admit it she would be amazing in this role.)

Mike Faist as Ripper (The “I play the cello” guy)

George Salazar as Jason Cross

Ryan Potter as Jack Scott

(Jack Scott was a character they added in the stage version of High School Musical, he’s East High’s PA announcer and he also has a crush on Kelsi. Jack Scott isn’t a singing part, so they don’t have to worry about getting a singer to play this role.)

Brian d'Arcy James as Coach Bolton

Audra McDonald as Ms. Darbus

The Sacrifice to The Almighty Caleb

Context: Our Tiefling Tempest Cleric decided to make a cult to one of the players, Caleb. The rest of the party is me a dragonborn barbarian, caleb a half elf sorcerer, a halforc paladin, a gnome cleric, and a human wizard. While we were traveling he talks to himself in the wagon about making a live sacrifice to Caleb, while i am hunting.

Me: I rolled an 11. What do I see?

DM: You see a small fawn.

Me: I stealth up to it. (15 at disadvantage)

DM: It hasn’t spotted you.

Me: I tackle it and tie up its legs (21). And i return to camp with it.

Half-elf sorcerer(Caleb): What the fuck!?

I just stand there confused as the mother doe head butts me from behind, which i proceed to kill. As I kill the doe and prepare it for being cooked, the tiefling grabs the live fawn and cuts out its heart and eats it in the name of Caleb.

Sorcerer(ooc): this just turned Bambi real fast

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A vardo (also wag(g)on, living wagon, van, and caravan) is a traditional horse-drawn wagon used by British Romani people as their home. Possessing a chimney, it is commonly thought of as being highly decorated, intricately carved, brightly painted, and even gilded. The British Romani tradition of the vardo is seen as a high cultural point of both artistic design and a masterpiece of woodcrafters art. The heyday of the living wagon lasted for roughly 70 years, from the mid-1800s through the first two decades of the twentieth century. Not used for year-around living today, they are shown at the Romanichal (British Romani) horse fairs held throughout the year, the best known of which is Appleby Horse Fair.

Today is eicinic‘s birthday… happy birthday Gin!!! Did you guess what I was going to write you~? You’ve given me so much these past few months: art, encouragement, laughter… I live for the times when you yell at me while reading the new chapters of RitH (“I hate you!!” “I love you!!!” “I am going to puke my guts”) and I know how much you’ve been wanting a kuroken side story for that. This isn’t much, but I hope you’ll enjoy it! 

(zombie au setting without actual zombies, “I’m glad you’re alive”-touching, survivor’s guilt. this is set the night after they have to leave Bokuto behind wow what a great, cheerful birthday present who allowed this)

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Most people will never have something nice to say to you or about you but when it’s their chance of saying something negative don’t be surprised how quickly they are willing to jump on the band wagon. We live in the century of toxic people. Where the only comments you receive on a selfie is the question of why do you take so many pictures of yourself instead of you look nice today - where the message of asking friends if they want to hang out are seen but not replied to. It is a day and age of being replaced when something better comes along and where others are dead-set on finding the right one instead of being the right one to someone that could be. We force friends to change instead of putting in an effort to understand their differences or taking an interest in things that mean more to them then they do to you. It is the day and age of being ignored - where good friendships go unnoticed and where people drift apart purposely.

We need to be more than that. We need to be there in a way that matters. We need to make an effort of being kind to one another even if it starts with the comment you look really nice today on a selfie they just posted up or a compliment when you see them out in the real world trying their best to fit in or sending a message about how their day was and showing some sort of genuine interest in that person’s welfare.

Tell someone they are beautiful even if they’ve heard it thousand times, let them hear it a thousand more. It is not about that person anymore. It is the principle that you noticed them.

The world is hard enough, but being there in a supportive way will always bring comfort to those who continue to struggle.

—  Joanna Strafford