will never be over you

Wayne Brady on Playing Aaron Burr in ‘Hamilton’ and Hollywood: “I Feel His Struggle” (Q&A) (The Hollywood Reporter):

[…] “It’s such an amazing opportunity — on TV, you don’t get to relive the same creative piece night after night, and then make your tweaks and try new things,” Brady tells The Hollywood Reporter. “That’s what I love most about theater: It’s never going to be perfect, but you keep trying over and over again, just like real life.”

Ahead of his last performance on April 9, Brady spoke with THR about dealing with his own Burr-like struggles, performing for his teenage daughter and potentially reprising the coveted role in the future.

What do you admire about your character, Aaron Burr?

I feel his struggle, in terms of being someone who wants to make his mark in this world and go about it in a certain way but is in a profession where perception is everything. Just because your outward persona says one thing, it doesn’t mean that’s who you are, but you get judged on that. And I felt I could feel his pain/glory in the sense of he was great at his job, but he was overshadowed by [Alexander] Hamilton because he wasn’t as flashy as Hamilton.I’m not a very flashy person — I don’t like to talk a lot, I don’t like to go to parties. Even when I started, I was told that the networking is a vital part of this business, and I know that it is. But I come from a school of showbiz where I get onstage and do what I do, and you should leave going, “Holy shit, that was awesome, Wayne’s great!” as opposed to wanting to read about me in a tabloid or waning me to be on a reality show or end up on TMZ because I punched somebody, which seems to be the way to be on people’s lists and get work and be relevant despite how talented you are. I feel I’ve accomplished my job if you leave the show empathizing with Burr.

[…]

What’s your pre-show ritual?

I rev up by playing Call of Duty: Zombies. Once I’m at the theater, I have to sing through the music in the first act. It’s self-defense. There are a lot of words and if you miss one word, the whole train goes off the track and everyone is gonna blame the conductor.

What are you doing when you’re not onstage?

I’m either reading my lines in my dressing room or talking to castmates. Ari Afsar, who plays Eliza, and I try to sing along to other characters’ songs, especially [“Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)”] but we still fail. But by the time I leave, we have to get that entire Hercules Mulligan section right.

Who has been your favorite backstage guest so far?

I was stoked to have my buddy Taye Diggs see it. And I’m so nervous that Christopher Jackson, who originated the role of George Washington, and his wife Veronica are coming [in a few days].But my favorite, favorite guest is my daughter. She loves this show like every other teenager in the country, and when she came backstage, she lost all of her 14-year-old swagger and was just my little girl and jumped on me. We were both crying when I sang “Dear Theodosia.” […]

anonymous asked:

Your blog is so cute but I'm finding more and more that it's bringing me down. I can't find a single fellow monster or a human that I want to spend more time with. I feel so uninspired by the company I have to keep. Do you suppose that there are some of us who aren't meant to find hearts like our own?

oh . . I’m sorry ,, I wouldn’t ever want to bring you down .

There are so many beings in the world. . .. . But if you start thinking there is no one for you ,, well you’ll never find them . There are over seven billion humans alone on earth , and so many looking for a heart exactly like yours . Please don’t give up , you could find them tomorrow .

anonymous asked:

So I was a Sherlock fan until this last season. The treatment of Molly then having her just act like she was okay with it at the end w/no resolution? Also, they ruined Moriarty for me. His entrance was amazing! I loved him as a villain and was hoping somehow he didn't actually die, only to find out not only was he really dead, but he was manipulated by Sherlock's sister! That retcon physically hurt.

Yeah. 

The whole thing still makes me feel sick, tbh. I discovered Sherlock by accident after two seasons, and there was so much of everything in there - ugh. That’s always what happens, right? It’s only when you love so much that you can feel the real anger once it’s over and you realize it was never worth it in the first place. Life, and all that.

Molly - I loved what they were doing with Molly, because Molly, more than anyone else, pointed out how flawed Sherlock was; how unthinkingly, or perhaps even deliberately, cruel. That first scene between them physically hurt, because we’ve all been there, right? Slavishly devoted to someone because we like them so damn much, and it doesn’t even matter if they spit in our face. So it was well done, I think, all of it - falling in love with someone who’ll never love you back isn’t a sign of weakness, or that of a badly written character. It’s life. It happens to all of us, and we all need to learn how to get over it (although, perhaps - if fiction provided more models of scorned men making peace with their feelings and accepting that things sometimes don’t work out, instead of the usual parade of abandoned women crying their hearts out in some messy bedroom - well, maybe we wouldn’t have all these men around whose only solution to being told no is outrage and violence and rage and a sense of deep and personal shame). So, well. The beginning of that was not only sweet, but necessary, because we were watching the story through John’s eyes and John was slightly infatuated from the very beginning and, therefore, an unreliable narrator.

And Moriarty was magnificent, you’re right. A jewel of a character. The idea he’d been manipulated from the start (and why, and how) - it ruined everything, because that game - it was between him and Sherlock, no one else. It was built that way, narratively, and I’d be very surprised if Moftiss told us they were aiming for Eurus all along. They clearly weren’t.

Sherlock was supposed to be the best of all things, and it turned out to be the worst. It didn’t respect its characters (or its outstanding actors). It made a mockery of its own story. It turned what had been a hymn to emotions and rationality into a circus. And the worst part is, it did all of that - for nothing. Because in some cases, cheating works. We never question why the hero is always an orphan, and why there’s always only one way to save the world. We accept storytelling is a sleight of hand - a magic trick which is deceiving us and cutting corners to lead us some place better - to make our lungs collapse and our heart burn with too much pain and too much love. It’s like watching fireworks. We never think of the ugly reality of them - we like the pretty lights too much. But here - here, it didn’t work. There was no plan. I had feared the worst ever since Mary’s pregnancy was announced, but I was hoping for them to find a way to make it work - not necessarily Johnlock (even if, come on - some acknowledgement of that would have been decent), but a finale that would stay true to those characters. And instead, we got nothing. 

(And the thing is, one writer, slaving alone on his novel and cursing at it? I’ll understand if it’s not their best work. But TV shows - they’re the product of a collective effort. You don’t get to use the Bad Writing Day card. You’ve got the resources to make it work, so if you don’t - well, I’m sorry, but I’m done with you.)

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No, mum, you don’t understand!” She screamed, a mixture of anger and sadness washing over her.
“I tried to be happy, and I tried to be the perfect child you had always wanted, but it’s easier said than done!”
She lifted her hands up to her head, digging her nails into her scalp.
“I’ve lost control! I can’t control this anymore! You tell me I can come to you about anything, mum, but when I finally do, when I finally build up the courage, you laugh at me and tell me to grow up. You tell me I’m overreacting, I’m being over dramatic. But you never once looked through my eyes, or walked in my shoes. You don’t understand, you never will, mum!”
Her arms fell down to her side, her shaking hands clenching into fists.
“You are my parent. Parents are meant to be loving to their children. Parents are meant to care. Parents are meant to be the one person their child can always go to,” she began, eyes welling with tears.
“But you did none of that. You didn’t help me when I needed help, but now it’s too late. It’s too late to save me now. So look at me,” she laughed, shaking her head.
“Look at your perfect daughter.
—  (f.w) excerpt from a book ill never write

anonymous asked:

FMK: Korri, Ara and Eleahnora

“Uuuuuuuh, well I don’t know who Korri is so I’d have to kill her on principle. The other two are both nuts though…That’s a hard decision. On the one hand, El and I have never fought ever, and you know, she’s always been super loyal over the various organizations we’ve hopped. Ara on the other hand, is a smoke show- and other stuff too but, you know, she’d probably also challenge me a lot. Which admittedly is kinda needed. Decisions….. Marry El bang Ara.”

((Whoever sent this is a monster. @jagged-little-pieces @spiralsmadeofsilk ))

Sochi Banquet

I love how tentatively Viktor approached Yuuri during the Sochi banquet. Look at how many shots it took for this boy to get to Yuuri.

I find this to be especially precious given how Viktor already got rejected by Yuuri earlier that evening.

For all of his being a celebrity, Viktor does not strike me as the kind of person who can easily brush off another person’s dislike of him. Hell, he made a career out of pleasing everyone, and while I don’t think he would cry over another person’s opinion of him, neither does he seem like someone who could just easily dismiss it or not be hurt. I mean look at this face:

His reservations about approaching the fascinating Japanese boy were therefore perfectly understandable. We can even clearly see that he kept his distance for a bit at first.

But like a moth to a flame,

this precious boy

can’t seem to help himself.

And for a while it doesn’t seem like Yuuri even noticed him there?

Oh, but when he did…

It became such an unforgettable night.

Lmao, for Viktor anyway.

Poor Vitya.

I have never been happier than the moment your name was mentioned and I realised I had fallen out of love with you. Finally, it was like I was finally free of the chains I had tangled around my head and heart.
—  Getting over you was the best thing that happened to me.

“Devastatingly Handsome Friend”

“You’re my family”

“I love you”

“I love all of you”

“We’re fighting for you Cas”

“We’re family, and we don’t leave family behind”

“Let’s go home”

“I almost lost one of my boys”.

Me @ Cas Haters right now:

Originally posted by georgetakei