wonderful listeners

Dear white women feminists who loved Wonder Woman–

Listen, I also loved Wonder Woman. But I also think that Diana would be the first to note that we are not free until we are all free. So if you posted a thousand times about how important WW was for little girls to see, then I hope you are also prepared to post a thousand times about how important the new Black Panther movie is for black kids- girls and boys- to see.

I saw Wonder Woman, and I teared up the first time she stormed the battlefield in her full regalia. But, as a black woman, I couldn’t not notice that the women who looked like me played supporting, and largely non-speaking, background parts. Black Panther is the chance for women who look like me to see ourselves as the heroes in our own story. To see ourselves as warriors, as epic royalty, as fully actualized superheroes. In a major studio blockbuster, no less. Never- not ever- has that happened before.

We are looking forward to your support.

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‘Diana… You are the most precious thing in the world to me. I wished for you so much, so I sculpted you from clay myself and begged Zeus to give you life.’

Wonder Woman characters ✸ Queen Hippolyta.

let's talk beautiful lyrics by yoongi

“amidst double standards and opposition everywhere I crushed the limits within myself” (we are bulletproof pt. 2)

“my hobby is proving you wrong” (we on)

“if i ruled the world why would i dream small, of gambling and investing in stocks? i would still be making music with my bangtan fam” (if i ruled the world)

“same day, same moon” (tomorrow)

“the studio is my playground, and the pen and paper are my partners” (triptych)

“a sweet wind named you is blowing in my heart” (miss right)

“others are running forward, yet why am i still here?” (intro: hyyh)

“take a breath, or breathe a dream” (intro: hyyh)

“this moment will never come again, it will never find me again, so i ask myself am i happy? yes, the answer is already there, i am happy.” (intro: hyyh)

“before the day of my birth inside of my mother’s womb, i counted the days till my first move. the cost of the move was a machine on her heart and a scar.” (move….. /fuh my heart)

“on the stage i desired so much, when i sing and dance, i feel that i am yet alive. i can withstand a long commute and the aching of my body because my people are watching me. i endure the exhaustion because the cheers come rolling in.” (born singer)

“i don’t give a shit, i don’t give a fuck” (intro: nvm)

“i have become the pride of my family, and have even succeeded to an extent.” (intro: nvm)

“though i taste failure and disappointment and bow my head, we’re still young and immature don’t even sweat it” (intro: nvm)

“if you can’t go back, run forward…
if you feel you’ll crash, accelerate all the more” (intro: nvm)

“you’re a butterfly effect, shining in pitch darkness. with your light touches i forget reality altogether” (butterfly)

“the words so carelessly thrown at me: even my loneliness looks like pretend to you.” (whalien 52)

“have i engraved my existence into you like rain? or have i come and gone like short showers?” (rain)

“the saying must be true that love blooms like cherry blossoms and then burns to ashes” (let me know)

“hip hop found me like a young child finds his mother” (hip hop lover)

“everyone asks me, what is hip hop, and i say proudly that it is my everything. as a result i have buried my entire existence under music. if loving this culture is a sin i’ll die a hundred times
over.” (hip hop lover)

“dream. hope. forward. forward” (epilogue: young forever)

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okay so this got out of hand but anyway

(accurate) falsettos soundtrack

ACT ONE:

1. Whose Mother Let That Child Swear

2. Call Me Daddy/My Ex-Husband Sucks (Dick)

3. It’s Karate, Kid: The Musical

4. Mendel’s a Bad Psychiatrist 

5. My Father Sucks (Dick)/My Parents Think I’m Crazy

6. Cook Your Own Damn Dinner 

7. This is What Happens When You Go to a Bad Psychiatrist

8. Chicken Marengo/Jason’s A Slightly Better Psychiatrist But Not Really

9. Mendel’s A Furry/Why Are You Calling Him Daddy Now?

10. F*ck the Patriarchy/Welcome to Duloc/The Patriarchy’s All I Have

11. Whizzer Wins but he actually doesn’t

12. Better Homes and Gardens

13. He Drinks Tea in the Bathtub?

14. Send A Wedding Invite to Your Ex-Husband! Genius!

15. “I Hate the World!” “He Hates Everything!”

16. Someone Pays Some Attention to Jason for Once

ACT TWO:

1. Exposition/Marvin’s A Big Boy Now

2. Puberty!

3. Puberty! (Reprise)

4. Cubs Win the World Series (2016)

5. #TonyBoney

6. Mendel Never Read the Torah

7. The Naked in Bed Song

8. Spoiler Alert: It’s Called AIDS/Whizzer Be Trippin’

9. Yes, SJB, You Go

10. They All Lie Minus Jason

11. That Random One That Shows Up on Shuffle Every Time I Turn On Spotify

12. Gay: The Musical

13. The True Meaning of Bar Mitzvah

14. Oops, Marvin Probably Has AIDS Too, But That’s Never Explicitly Said

15. SYMBOLISM (Tango W/ Death)

16. Whizzer Dies

17. KYS, William Finn