Les Mis 69 min prompt: Favorite Ship.

Mine is Enjolras/Combeferre. On a scale from 1-10, how surprised are you? :D

you know… i’ve noticed that when you draw fluff, it’s usually enjolras who does the snuggle thing. but when it’s outright sexy times, it’s combeferre who becomes aggressive. is that “a thing”? :)




:(((( Yeah — if you were to make a musical about Filipino history or culture what topic would you choose?

oh god hmmm…

if i was gonna be really indulgent and not care about sales at all, it would be…

contributes to list of stuff- my mom played atang de la rama once! and Madonna brava. god Madonna brava was a fantastically emotional piece, about war in Mindanao. omfg and there’s a thing coming up my dad’s in about Antonio Luna pls watch t hat!!! historical things y e ah!!!

also I think it counts as Filipino because it was about rizal, but there was this one woman Josephine Bracken show that eventually travelled to Ireland.

and there was this one, stageshow, about the theater community in the old days when little troupes would go around and put on stageshows. kind of meta-ish, haha

as to what I want to see, something about more historical ladies would be really awesome.

ah wow, that is so cool! should news of some obscure play reach you, do tell. i wanted to go to that one about rothko’s life, but i didn’t have anyone to go with. turned out it had rave reviews. tsk tsk

taireble said: Omg old filipino literature as musicals doe like florante at laura or ibong mandaragit ESP IF THEY’RE ADAPTED TO MODERN TIMES HNNGG or like modernized epics turned into musicals like Laabaw Donggon (which i imagine as a rock musical for some reason)

omg did you know that labaw donggon DID become a musical? ateneo staged it, but i don’t know much about it. it was called “labaw donggon: ang banog ng sanlibutan”.

aufdenglischbitte said: pff no what you should actually do is make a musical about your life, starring Hana as Hana. I would watch it.

i’m writing it right now. i’ll invite you to the previews ;)

Title: E. A. Poe, "Annabel Lee"
Artist: Read by Ben Whishaw
Played: 64347 times


Ben Whishaw reading “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe. I’ve never heard the strange, tender, spooky heart of it quite so clearly.

(My audio edit from the Poetica podcast, “Tides.”)




How many altos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
None, they can’t get that high.

How many sopranos does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

One, she holds it up and waits for the world to revolve around her.

How many singers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Two. An alto to actually do it and a soprano to stand by and ask “isn’t that a little high for you?”



One of the most magical moments in all of theatre


do i need an explaination


Felicidad Farag and (probably) Luìs Amando, Madrid. 

found myself watching rob houchen’s “goodbye” (cmiyc) again and gawd he just has this beautiful vibrato hnnnnggg

:(((( Yeah — if you were to make a musical about Filipino history or culture what topic would you choose?

oh god hmmm…

if i was gonna be really indulgent and not care about sales at all, it would be about andres bonifacio! or about women! maybe gabriela silang or melchora aquino. historical is the way to go, at least for me.

which is not to say that there have never been mainstream musicals about our culture, and by mainstream, i mean “covered by the news and not came and went without anyone hearing a word of it”. off the top of my head, there’s:

1. “rak of aegis” - about a family whose home always gets flooded during typhoons and gets by while singing songs from a real local band called “aegis”. it highlights the characteristic optimism and resilience we have (or the media purportedly says we have).

2. “pamana” - about a political family, kinda like the other side of “here lies love”, this time with the plot centering on marcos’s rival. (yes, the philippines’s political scene is very dynastic.)

3.”rivalry” - about the basketball rivalry between two prominent universities. college basketball is very much “a thing” here.

4. “katy!” - about the life of katy dela cruz, considered the “queen of philippine vaudeville and jazz”. i don’t really know much about this and it doesn’t particularly strike a chord with me but whatever.

5. “noli me tangere” - my life, my love. an adaptation of jose rizal’s novel with the same name, not to be confused with the opera adaptation (which i will be seeing next month, yay!). “noli” is set in the spanish colonization period and, well, to grossly simplify it, centers on a rich, young filipino man that gets royally fucked by the friars and the government. considered subversive at the time of its original publication, got our national hero shot. basically a veiled social commentary on the inadequacies of the government at the time and its equally corrupt church.

you know what, since this is a REALLY interesting topic, i’ll be tagging a few folks to get their opinion. so what do you guys want as a musical?

youngsterhammy ceruleancrowns bonifacios (wait elise i already know what you’re going to say) riaalba @vanderrbilt taireble @nowherebear degreenifyme huliahoops redwaistcoatofsex astoryinred @lexiithirteen twogoodtobetrue 

still find it hard to believe that there is a musical about imelda marcos that’s currently running in the west end. normally i’d be psyched about a production set in my country that hires a lot of people from my country that doesn’t have racist connotations

but then when you choose THAT subject matter, well…