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anonymous asked:

You and your boo are engaged if I'm not mistaken. Mind tell us the story of how it happened?

*cracks knuckles* OKAY LET’S DO THIS. 

Right so Stewie and I started dating in October of 2011. (jesus christ that’s a long time ago) He was 18 and I was the grand old age of 16. It was fast approaching his 19th birthday the following April and we’d already been through some massive lifestyle things together. I knew I loved him and I knew he loved me. So one day (I think it was on his actual birthday) we had gone into York city centre (where we live) and had a nice lunch out with some friends. I had ditched him for half an hour whilst I looked for a present for him, with money I had borrowed from my mum. I was on the market when I saw the perfect gift, it was a little silver ring with lizards on it (note; stewie loves lizards) so I bought that and hatched a small plan for later that day. 

We took the day nice and easy, ended up back at his mums house and just cuddled up in bed watching movies on his tiny tv. We got some food and decided to watch the new sorcerers apprentice, you know the one with Nic Cage. Anyway so I decided that was the perfect time to give him his gift. I turned around to him as we lay in bed, grabbing the little ring from the pouch in my bag and asked him to pause the movie. Then I, yes I the girl, asked him to marry me. He said yes and we’ve been engaged ever since. His ring has changed and mine has changed but I still love him. So much. 

I’m sappy as fuck. Fight me.

(edit: yes I got engaged at 16 and now i’m nearly 22 and my feelings haven’t changed. Always trust your gut.)

Come From Away paves the way for more Canadian theatre in New York

For nearly as long as Canadians have been performing on stages, they’ve been trying to get to one stage in particular: New York City, theatre’s “centre of the universe." 

Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away is the most recent Canadian production to land successfully in the Big Apple and, on its heels, other productions are lining up to capitalize on this maple leaf moment on Broadway.

Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre company is spending $2.5 million to stage a dozen shows off-Broadway in July, sending a pair of 16-metre-long trucks, 75 artists and support staff to New York in a massive undertaking. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a fan.

Soulpepper's founding artistic director Albert Schultz intends to "plant a Canadian flag” in New York and build relationships that will see more Canadian content on and around Broadway.

“The power of this trip is five years from now when we can point to the stories and the work that came out of this investment,” he explains. 

However, getting Canadian hits to the Big Apple hasn’t always been a walk in Central Park. Here’s a look at some prominent Canadian theatre productions that have broken through in New York in the past 30 years.

2017: Come From Away

Set in Gander, N.L., Come From Away tells the story of stranded airline passengers after 9/11. It was written by Canadian couple Irene Sankoff and David Hein and won a Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.

2012: Jesus Christ Superstar

The Stratford Festival revival of the hit musical about the last days of Jesus ran on Broadway and starred a host of Canadians, including Paul Nolan as Jesus and Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene. 

2006: The Drowsy Chaperone

Former Toronto Fringe Festival musical hit The Drowsy Chaperone found great success on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards. It follows a music theatre fan as his favourite musical comes to life.

2004: King Lear

Another Stratford Festival revival, King Lear made its way to Broadway, but stayed for just 33 performances with Christopher Plummer as lead.

1997: Barrymore

Plummer won his second Tony Award for Barrymore, another Broadway triumph that started at the Stratford Festival. The lead in the two-person play became Plummer’s signature theatre role in recent years, which he reprised for years following the Broadway performance. 

1998: Ragtime

Ragtime was the brainchild of Canadian theatre producer Garth Drabinsky. The show won four Tony Awards and enjoyed a two-year run. But the lavish production led to his downfall when Drabinsky was convicted of fraud and forgery.

1994: Show Boat

Drabinsky and his company Livent was also behind the revival of Show Boat, which premiered in Toronto before moving to Broadway for hundreds of performances. 

1993: Kiss of the Spider Woman: The Musical

Another Drabinsky production, Kiss of the Spider Woman, was born in Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and debuted in London’s West End before moving to Broadway. Despite negative reviews, the show enjoyed a two-year run in New York.

1980: Billy Bishop Goes to War

Written by Nova Scotian John Gray in collaboration with actor Eric Peterson, Billy Bishop Goes to War tells the story of a Canadian First World War fighter pilot. It ran for two months on Broadway, aired on CBC televison, and continues to be performed on stages across Canada.

People call New York City the centre of the universe. So when the Promethean comet hit the epicentre of the City, the world stopped and watched. After the chaos faded, broken bodies discarded, and the foundation was built.. the city started thriving again on June 24th, 2016. Today is the first unity day. a day of peace where we lay down our weapons and our prejudices and join hands to commemorate and celebrate endurance.

The gala is held at the plaza hotel, there are drinks, dancing, and lavish masks. Everyone that’s anyone is at the masquerade ready to dance the night away. but there are others with sinister intentions who are hiding behind their masks hoping the facade doesn’t fade. Cinderella’s spell broke at midnight, so what will dispel at midnight for the citizens of New York? Will it be a night of peace and light and celebrations or a night that will live in infamy.

Join us on the discord server at 5 PM EST / 2 PM PST / 10 PM GMT and we will start the festivities then! but be wary, everything is not as at it seems.