please do yourself a favor and date the biggest fckn nerd u can get ur hands on
Steve’s idea of posing for the camera
Something has told me Andrew Lloyd Webber has seen the middle one in person before.
What a quality human being.
"YOU CAN’T CANCEL QUIDDITCH"
"wood there’s people that are dying"
tap shoes just sound like happiness don’t they
Begin with long hair. Long hair you don’t quite know what to do with. Heavy, dark hair that covers your face when you lean forward and gets caught in the straps of your backpack. Wash it every night with drugstore brand shampoo and conditioner. Drape it down your chest and pretend you’re a mermaid. Pray that your hair distracts from your boring clothes and spotty skin. Wear it like a shield, unadorned by barrettes or bobby pins. Pretend you don’t see the split ends.
Cut your hair at the end of the school year. Trim it until it barely brushes your shoulders. Don’t pin your happiness on it until the compliments start pouring in. Smile when people tell you they never knew you had such pretty eyes. Love the feeling of a summer breeze on your neck. Learn to like ponytails, the way they bounce as you walk down the hallway. Your hair is so much curlier without all that extra weight.
Don’t touch it all through the summer and fall. Straighten it a few times. See how you look like all the other girls. Hear how many more compliments you get with flat-ironed hair than with your normal half-Jewish frizz. Decide it’s too much effort to maintain. Start to use your hair as a curtain in class. Swing it across your face so nobody will see you cry when you get the answers wrong. Feel the weight coming back to you.
Cut it again. After all, it’s only hair. Cut it even shorter this time, a little above your shoulders. Ask for help to blow-dry it straight and flip the ends up. Do this every day. Do this for weeks. Find comfort in routine. Enjoy the attention. Experiment with headbands. Start to feel like you have some control.
Grow your hair the longest it’s been since the beginning. Don’t remember to cut it until it’s too late. Try to ignore the itch of it creeping down your back. Feel single strands come away with your fingers when you run your hands over your scalp. When a boy says he likes your hair, grow it out some more. Wait for him to say it again and try not to cry when he doesn’t. Pretend you don’t feel your hair’s slimy heft in the morning, its straggly width at the end of the day. Tell yourself all mermaids have long hair.
Wake up in the middle of the night, drowning in your mane. Stumble to the bathroom with your hair in your eyes. Stand over the sink with tears dripping down your nose. Twist it into a savage knot, tendrils drifting down like snakes. Hate every lump and bump in your messy bun, every hank of hair that refuses to stay put. Wish it were long enough to choke you, suffocate the words attempting to leap from your lips. Consider tearing out whole handfuls right then and there, but decide against it after picturing the blood. Let your parents find you on the bathroom floor, your hair splayed out in a wet black halo. Let them help you back to bed.
Months afterward, walk out of the hair salon with your head shorn like a sheep. Find yourself unable to stop touching the tight curls that spring from your scalp. Wonder what the strange sensation along your lips might be. Catch sight of your new self in a store window and see your own smile. Feel the absence of weight on your shoulders. Wait. Breathe. It will grow back. It will be cut again. One day, it won’t have to hurt."
I’m so glad your weekend was good and that you have new friends who do things! Sorry that school sucks. I hope you have a wonderful week. <3
because why not and its nice to hear about your lives
can we bring back the tradition of dressing up to go to the theatre because really
Favourite Musical Theatre Character Portrayals:
Kelli O’Hara as Julie Jordan in C a r o u s e l
"It’s like the soundtrack of my childhood, so I guess I try to bring that closeness and joy into the roles. I love them. The Carousel overture has always been one of my all-time favorite pieces of music. So standing just off-stage listening to the NY Philharmonic play it might just be my favorite [moment in the show]. But the bench scene would be a close second."
Laura Michelle Kelly as Ensign Nellie Forbush in South Pacific
Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna Leonowens in The King and I