I had this great idea about the heptarchate's founding but.
NOTE: I make no guarantees.
What *existing* characters would you like to see more stories about?
mystery POV #1 from Revenant Gun that Yoon evilly refuses to divulge
servitor POV #2 from Revenant Gun
someone else that I will mention in comments
ticky the tookie tocky
Those of you in NYC, the show is going to be at the Apollo, and tickets go on sale next week, I believe.
There are two primary, opposing points of view: a Latina cop, and a group of teenagers on the run, looking for solutions through cryptic messages from the past (dancers in white sweats, notes dropped on the floor of an abandoned house). There are shootings. There's a school closing. There's a plot twist which I guessed pretty quickly but was still dramatically effective. There was a lot of really good singing and dancing, but not as much spoken word as I'd expected.
I'm not sure how I feel about a male countertenor (John Holiday) playing a trans boy, but damn was he a good singer. The bass (Aubrey Allicock) was also particularly fine, I felt (I have a weakness for basses, so caveat emptor). The bass did most of his second act singing while lying on the floor or propped in someone's arms, which was impressive.
I most loved the choral singing by the entire cast, as you might expect if you know me. My favorite solo was at the end, sung by one of the female dancers - I want to hear that piece again, several times; it was mesmerizing.
Music by Daniel Bernard Roumain, libretto by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, choreography by Raphael Xavier and Bill T. Jones, directed by Bill T. Jones.
I got home about 11:30 pm, then had to shower and wind down, so I am pretty draggy at dayjob today. Our first choir rehearsal of the season is tonight, 7-9 pm. *blinks*
I went to U of I. There were parts of it that I enjoyed, and the culture wasn't that bad. But I can see parallels. For me it was more a matter of looking at the way education was going, and deciding not to get involved in public education as a teacher. It was obviously going down the tubes, and that was decades ago; it's infinitely worse now. So too, many colleges. :/ I couldn't stop it. I could sure get the hell out of the way.
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I also still have quite a few things available in the virtual garage sale post that I put up several weeks ago. And I'm very much willing to haggle when it comes to listed prices, if you're interested in anything.
(Oh, and for those of you who donated to my Ko-fi page and requested fic, it's coming! The last few weeks have been absolutely hell, which deserves its own post, but things are calming down and I actually have time to breathe again.)
Thank you for the copy of All Systems Red, which I am really stoked about getting to read. (For the curious, my local bookstores didn't stock it.)
I have turned on anonymous comments for the moment, which are screened. If you'd like me to write you a thank-you flashfic, please feel free to leave a comment to this post. I'm probably going to turn off anonymous comments by week's end (sooner if I start having problems with spam comments).
Ça a été pour moi l'occasion de me remettre à mes aquarelles et à la colorex, et si je suis correctement satisfaite du résultat final et de l'articulation des images avec le texte, la qualité des scans ne me satisfait pas vraiment par contre, j'essaierai peut-être de les refaire...
Terrible comme des troupes sous leurs bannières (549 words) by Jainas
Fandom: American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Bilquis (American Gods), Queen of Sheba
Additional Tags: dream - Freeform, Memories, Character Study, Canon-Typical Violence, Fanart, Illustrated, Communauté : obscur échange, Old Gods, Bittersweet
Series: Part 16 of Obscur Echange
Bilquis est une déesse, murmurent certains. Une enchanteresse qui descend des djinns et connaît les sorts inaccessibles aux mortels, qui dévore parfois ses amants. Une femme, juste une femme, disent d’autres, ni plus ni moins puissante que ne peut jamais l’être une femme.
Wolves and Dogs
Poem: "For Whose Sake"
This week there will be a half-price sale in Polychrome Heroics.
Poetry in Microfunding:
"The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies and has 25 new verses. Stylet enjoys a shower and Valor's Widow starts cooking. "The Higher a Monkey Climbs" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Pips reveals his attraction toward Joshua Tull. "Two Foxes" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Iron Horses. The Iron Horses tell Kenzie what happened to the gaybashers. "A Haven in a Heartless World" belongs to Diminished Expectations and is now complete. Read about family in adverse conditions.
Weather has been mild and mostly sunny. It rained yesterday! :D Currently blooming: dandelions, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias, firecracker plant, white and red clover, morning glories, frost asters, torenia, purple aster, sawtooth sunflowers, pink sedum, purple sedum.
The stage background is plain white with doors at two levels. The upper doors open to reveal small platforms and/or stools, on which the singers stand (yes, they had safety belts). Animation was projected onto the background, and the singers interacted with it. Everything was in a very 1920s style, with touches of steampunk. The singers wore white silent film-style makeup. Spoken lines were replaced with intertitles (in the appropriate font, even!).
The best part was The Queen of the Night. The singer wore a tall headdress and makeup with a plain shift that concealed the rest of her body. Projections made her appear as a giant spider, the size of the entire background, prone to stabbing at Tamino with her stabby legs while he dashed out of reach. I also loved Papageno's animated black cat.
One update I really appreciated was that Monostatos, molestor of Pamina and chief of the slaves (this enlightened country has slaves?) was originally described as "a blackamoor." In this production, the tenor is instead costumed as Nosferatu, who leads a pack of wolves. Not only was it less skeevy, but it fit the theme.
A great start to my experience of the O17 festival, and the only non-premiere I'm attending. Tonight is "We Shall Not Be Moved," which will be very, very different from the Mozart.
Review at Bachtrack.
Broad Street Review.
2. Philip Jennings (The Americans)
3. Missy (aka Gomez!Master) (Doctor Who)
4. Jimmy McGill (Better Call Saul)
5. Rachel Duncan (Orphan Black)
6. James McGraw/Captain Flint (Black Sails)
7. Ahsoka Tano (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
8. Bernie Gunther (Philip Kerr: The Bernie Gunther Mysteries)
9. Sarah Connor (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
10. Alfred of Wessex (The Last Kingdom)
11. Andra'ath/Miss Quill (Class)
12. Londo Mollari (Babylon 5)
13. Phyllis Crane (Call the Midwife)
14. Doc Holliday (Wynona Earp incarnation)
15. Jessica Jones (MCU version)
And you came up with some awesome prompts!
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