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A great big thank you to @awebecobentoproductions​ for giving us a spot on this week’s episode of her RP Weely Series! It’s so great to know that The Court has reached such wonderful artists and content-makers, and that it’s left such a good impression. 

Here’s hoping that we stick around long enough to reach anyone who might be interested, and that all our members find a place to write, chat, and have fun for a long time to come!

(Bi-)Weely Update #26

Thank you everyone who voted in poll where I asked which of the two options should be the next weekly update. And the winner is:

“Mom says I’m fine, but I can see them coming out of the TV at night. I’m scared. I can’t sleep”

So what you’re gonna get exactly? A map tease! Not just a picture, but a (poor quality) gif!

I bet all of you had some tv shows, characters  or sounds you were afraid of as a kid. At least I had tons of characters I was scared of. But luckily they stayed inside the tv. But I wonder how it looks inside of the tv…

See ya soon again!

Happy Birthday to the wonderful Billy Strayhorn, 100 today! (November 29, 1915 - May 31, 1967) pictured here with the equally wonderful Duke Ellington.

Strayhorn’s relationship with Ellington was always difficult to pin down: Strayhorn was a gifted composer and arranger who seemed to flourish in Duke’s shadow. Ellington was arguably a father figure and the band was affectionately protective of the diminutive, mild-mannered, unselfish Strayhorn, nicknamed by the band “Strays”, “Weely”, and “Swee’ Pea”. Ellington may have taken advantage of him, but not in the mercenary way that others had taken advantage of Ellington; instead, he used Strayhorn to complete his thoughts, while giving Strayhorn the freedom to write on his own and enjoy at least some of the credit he deserved. Though Duke Ellington took credit for much of Strayhorn’s work, he did not maliciously drown out his partner. Ellington would make jokes onstage like, “Strayhorn does a lot of the work but I get to take the bows!”