"Just when you'd think they were more malignant than ever Hell could be, they could occasionally show more grace than Heaven ever dreamed of. Often the same individual was involved. It was this freewill thing, of course. It was a bugger." - Good Omens

Hey all thanks for visiting! :) Prompts and drabbles are under the tag 'writings' while gifs or scans by me are under the tag 'my-gifs-or-images'. I am also the mun for an Esmeralda RP sideblog on Tumblr called smolderingeyesravenhair (what a pretentious name).

Hope you have a wonderful day! :D

 

excessively-english-little-b:

Let us imagine Cosette cutting and donating her hair for charity and Valjean trying not to get too upset because of how much it makes her look like Fantine

lestradehasthephonebox:

If you think about it, Marius and Cosette are the opposite of Romeo and Juliet.  They fell in love and everyone else died.

enseeseven:

La Jolla Playhouse has extended Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame one more week! It now runs October 26 through December 14 (originally through Dec 7.) Nice to know it’s selling well enough to warrant an extension a month before performances. =)
Subscribers can buy the tickets earlier but the extension week will be on sale to the general public on October 26.

enseeseven:

La Jolla Playhouse has extended Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame one more week! It now runs October 26 through December 14 (originally through Dec 7.) Nice to know it’s selling well enough to warrant an extension a month before performances. =)

Subscribers can buy the tickets earlier but the extension week will be on sale to the general public on October 26.

solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

fdelopera:

obsidian-sphere:

"They Sat Like That For A Moment In Silence." Painting by Andre Castaigne (by lhboudreau)
Illustration for The Phantom of the Opera.

rjdaae

fdelopera:

obsidian-sphere:

"They Sat Like That For A Moment In Silence." Painting by Andre Castaigne (by lhboudreau)

Illustration for The Phantom of the Opera.

rjdaae

The Age of Abstract Staging

Far back in medieval times,
Speckled with lots of silly rhymes,
Comes our tale of skirts and clerics,
Complete with senseless lyrics.

The name’s Gringoire, poet sublime,
With a body that’s just divine,
Sorry ladies, my clothes stay put,
Less you’re a furry goat…

From somewhere came the age of moving pillars
Truncheons, crowd barriers,
History from a different planet.
We shall simply call it artistic license
Age of abstract staging
It is nineteen ninety nine.

You are lucky, this song-lecture
All on Gothic architecture,
Takes two minutes to sum ages
of long descriptive pages.

I’ve nothing more to really say,
Never had anything anyway,
I’m a sub plot, just narrator,
A background character.

From somewhere came the age of moving pillars
Truncheons, crowd barriers,
History from a different planet.
We shall simply call it artistic license
Age of abstract staging
It is nineteen ninety nine.

Bet you wish you saw this musical in French
Franco-phobic fools.
With monosyllabic rhyming
It’s true English kills this musical stone dead
A wise man once said,
Should have seen Les Mis instead.
Should have seen Les Mis instead.

Hunchback rehearsals start! Plus Set and Costume Design Sneak-Peek?

enseeseven:

So Hunchback rehearsals started today and we’ve got several pics of some of the cast.

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From L to R: Michael Arden (Quasimodo), Patrick Page (Frollo), Ciara Renée (Esmeralda), Andrew Samonsky (Phoebus), Erik Liberman (Clopin)

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Julian Decker (Ensemble/Quasi understudy) and Samantha Massell (Ensemble/Esmeralda understudy) enjoying ice cream.

And lastly, this picture of Nora Menken (Ensemble) and Samantha Massell taken in front of what looks to be several pictures of the set design and costume design!

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It’s looking pretty neat, actually! The set seems to have a checkerboard-like theme going on. Here it is a little bigger, in all of its crappy jpeg artifact glory =P

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Also, I wanted to point out that the general public can now choose seats to the D23 VIP event on 11/11/14. If you have tickets to the show at some other date, I’m sure La Jolla would be happy to exchange them for this one. ;-)
Buy tix here: http://securesite.lajollaplayhouse.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=8286

I destroyed all my geek stuff because I didn’t want to be a geek, and I regret it to this day. Consumed in the geek bonfire of the vanities was a collection of autographs and letters from Peter Cushing, Spike Milligan and Frankie Howard, the first DoctorWhos, actual astronauts and many more. I wish I’d known that one day the geek would inherit the earth.

Peter Capaldi (via smiffylauren)

alyona11:

lucithor:

I mean, you can tell me you’ve done cooler things for your sketchbook covers, but I won’t necessarily believe you.

O my God, this is really fantastic!

roo-draws:

Just watched the Hunchback of Notre Dame today - with a Q&A by layout artist Scott Caple! Scott also happens to be my layout teacher at Sheridan this year which is super exciting - he worked on this movie, Mulan, Atlantis and other films that comprise a sizeable chunk of my childhood. This was the first time I’ve watched an animation in a room filled with animation students - it is quite different from going to the theatres! Everyone cheered during the credits, discussed the film afterwards and took the time to appreciate the little details and decisions the artists made. Inspiring film, inspiring film and a great end to the third week of animation school! 

roo-draws:

Just watched the Hunchback of Notre Dame today - with a Q&A by layout artist Scott Caple! Scott also happens to be my layout teacher at Sheridan this year which is super exciting - he worked on this movie, Mulan, Atlantis and other films that comprise a sizeable chunk of my childhood. This was the first time I’ve watched an animation in a room filled with animation students - it is quite different from going to the theatres! Everyone cheered during the credits, discussed the film afterwards and took the time to appreciate the little details and decisions the artists made. Inspiring film, inspiring film and a great end to the third week of animation school! 

PotO AU drabble

electricportcullis: i remember your posts about a ghost au with Christine and Raoul, so this drabble kinda comes from them, as a thank you to your lovely follow forever post. i was just so happy to see, and i hope you like this.

⊰ ઇଓ ઇଓ ⊱ ———

                                             "Dear, be honest now, do you think they fear us?”
                                             "Oh dearest, I don’t believe anyone can fear you.”

Death rendered time nugatory. Eternity rendered companionship invaluable. Christine and Raoul could not fathom how they had ended up as spirits in the Opera House, or how they had reunited to begin with. They recalled the years leading up to their coming to the Opera House with crystal clarity, establishing that she had joined it earlier than he had visited it. A mercy, unknown to them, for they were therefore not burdened with painful memories of a different ghost haunting them. That ghost, being responsible for their tragic demise at his torture chamber, had disappeared from the Opera, along with a mysterious Persian who had frequented the Opera House.

The initial shock passed, the two sweethearts delighted in their peculiar fate.

Sometimes, they contented themselves with silly games and equally silly declarations.

                      “Dear, you are the most нαη∂ѕσмє ghost I e’er imagined.”
                      ”Dearest, yours is the  ρяєттιєѕт  spirit I e’er set eyes on.”

Sometimes, frivolity gave way to graveness as they pondered over the indeterminable state of affairs.

          "Dear, did we do something terrible, to be confined here as punishment?”
          "Dearest, how is this considered punishment, when we remain together?"

Other times, they interested themselves in the living. Whilst incorporeal, they learned that they had the ability to touch if they so chose. Soon, rumors of a malevolent opera ghost were replaced with rumors of an angel of music and an imp of tomfoolery. Generations passed, and legends filled the Opera House of the angel who would teach those who were kind and the imp who exacted mischief on those who were mean, though such mischief was never intimidating, merely inconvenient. Some would even swear that they saw them, and that they were the epitome of joy.

                                                           And no one feared the happy couple.