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Merry Christmas, everyone. ♥


Jun. 5th, 2008 09:54 pm
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(and I almost forgot, too. ;_; I am a bad fangirl.)
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I went to see Les Mis at EHS today and it was amazing and full of win and unintentional lulz and a review is definitely forthcoming, but first I have to post this because I found it today and...uh...yes.

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4:07 made my life. Just sayin'.


Apr. 9th, 2008 10:21 pm
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Les Mis at EHS starts tomorrow. I can't deny that I'm incredibly excited, even if I know it won't be perfect and Chris won't hit the high notes and probably none of the barricade boys will have any personality whatsoever.

I'm still excited. 8D

I plugged this on [livejournal.com profile] lesmiz, but here it is again for those of you who haven't seen it yet:

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Jan. 28th, 2008 07:55 pm
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At Academic Team today:

"Who wrote A Streetcar Named Desire?" -Ms. Roberts
"Tennessee Williams." -Laura, who outbuzzed EVERYONE today
"Massachusetts Johnson." -Paul

I'm not too pleased with what I'm hearing about how Mis is going. Mike K. recently told me that all of the guys in the cast are (I kid you not) being made to grow muttonchops. All of them. What's worse, I heard today that Mrs. Kuebler (head of the drama department at EHS and director of the spring musical) thinks that Les Mis takes place during the French Revolution. And by French Revolution, I mean 1789.

Guys, this is NOT COOL. If you are going to put on a production of Les Mis, at least have the common courtesy to do your freaking research. ESPECIALLY if you are the director.

If this nonsense continues, I may just make good on my threat to take over the production by force. T_T


Nov. 26th, 2007 05:19 pm
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I think I need to explain a bit here. xD; This is the first ten minutes of the original Les Miserables anime, released in Japanese in 1979 and horribly dubbed in 1983.

Awful is just about the only word I can think of to describe it. The character designs are crap and the dubbing is less than stellar and it's so melodramatic it makes Wuthering Heights look like Daisy Miller. And this clip doesn't even have Javert and his Tiny Goatee, or Enjolras and his Jay Leno Chin. I think it's safe to say that I will never complain about Shoujo Cosette's character designs again (though I reserve the right to complain about everything else).

That said, this is still the funniest thing I've seen in weeks. Enjoy.

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So I was volunteering at the hospital as usual this afternoon and I had to do a wheelchair discharge from MBU. If you've never been to LVH, there's this player piano on the first floor of Jaindl Pavilion, and usually in the afternoons you can hear it playing the odd snatch of music as you pass by. I've heard vaguely recognizable tunes every now and then, but most of the time it just plays random stuff.

Today, I waited by the pharmacy for the lady's prescription to get filled, I heard the unmistakable sound of "Do You Hear The People Sing?" floating around the corner.

The lady was very perplexed at the big, stupid grin that immediately spread across my face.

And I suppose I won't be able to get away with putting absolutely nothing up about Deathly Hallows, so this is all I have to say.
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Torrented and watched the third episode of Shoujo Cosette yesterday. It's not up on YouTube yet, but as soon as it is, I'll let you know.

Thoughts under the cut, as usual!

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It's amazing how I can understand everything Mr. Burkhardt talks about in class and successfully complete all the homework, only to completely blank out on the test and do horribly, despite the fact that I should know exactly what I'm doing.

*waves farewell to potential A this quarter* D:

...meh, I'll just pull it up to a B as usual. I'm starting to get the feeling that I wasn't meant to Aznpass Calculus.

Anyway. We finished reading Hamlet in English today. I still haven't decided if I fangirl anyone from it yet. xD;

And! And the subbed second episode of Shoujo Cosette is up on YouTube! Find it here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three.

Thoughts on the new episode under the cut!

Huzzah! )
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Yeeeey early dismissals and school cancellations. :)

PSSAs this morning were amusing. We had to write persuasive essays in the form of a letter recommending a book to a person, which in itself was sort of disconcerting because I haven't written non-five-paragraph-essays in years. And Matt H. and I sit next to each other in homeroom, and we peeled off the black stickers that cover the prompts and we read the prompt and looked at each other with completely straight faces for about ten seconds, and then we just fell over laughing.

I ended up recommending Les Misérables to my imaginary friend Bob. I gave Matt a dollar because he wrote an essay recommending the Bible to Adolf Hitler.

Spent the rest of the PSSA period reading Throne of Jade. Almost done with it, so expect fanart up on [livejournal.com profile] quibbinesque sometime soon. And an update on [livejournal.com profile] ppc_manga, too, because I really need to finish the second page of that. x.X;

Watched the TV expectantly in Physics, and when our school district finally showed up for an early dismissal, Caroline and I frolicked all the way to Chem and Mr. Hnatow threatened to write us up for skipping. xD And then he fed us all Twizzlers.

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] unmocked_lawr.

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Haven't updated in a week. o.O Wow.

Dad's surgery went really well, and I'm extremely grateful for that. :) Thanks for all of your prayers, guys.

A couple months ago I heard about a new Les Miserables anime that'd be coming out soon called Shoujo Cosette. It is, predictably, about little Cosette. xD And Valjean in M-sur-M, too. (The homepage is here, in case you're interested.) Anyway, Alex alerted me to the first episode on YouTube yesterday, and then I discovered a subbed version, so here it is:

Episode One (1/3)
Episode One (2/3)
Episode One (3/3)

It's...eh. I haven't developed much of an opinion of it yet - I think I'll have to watch more to form one. xD;

Or I might have one. We'll see.

Javert's design makes me a Sad Fangirl because he looks way too much like your typical jerkface villain (which he isn't SILENCE CAROLINE). Ickle!Cosette is brainrottingly cute, although the subtitles seem to imply that Tholomyés is dead in this version, in a possible attempt to keep it kid-friendly (the series seems to be geared towards children). Or is that Fantine lying on purpose? Also, this "Alain" bit-character is making me a bit suspicious. He's kind of Gavroche-y. Ten francs says he's only there to run around M-sur-M and get his ears boxed by Javert in order to further antagonise the poor inspector. :P

...but none of that really matters*, because I laughed uncontrollably for at least two minutes when I first heard the Random Ladies call Valjean "Madeleine-san."

*Well, okay. Javert's crap design still bugs me. But other than that.

Also, I submitted my Landel's app yesterday. xD; Here's to hoping I make it in.
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Also this. But even that can't beat the complete sheer nerdy awesomeness of the above t-shirt.


Nov. 15th, 2006 12:31 am
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Les Miserables. December 23. Dad can take two more people in his car.

Anyone up for it? :)
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So we were doing a crossword puzzle in AP Euro today when the conversation somehow turned to musicals, which produced the following comments:

"Since we're doing The Diary of Anne Frank for our fall play, we should switch the spring musical from Aida to The Producers. You know, just to keep a theme and everything." -Erika

(insert literally half the class breaking into "Springtime for Hitler," to the general amusement/horror of Miss Furry and the other half of the class)

"I hate West Side Story." -Miss Furry
"But whyyyyyyyyy?" -Erika
"It's unrealistic. I mean, think about it. It's not that other musicals are realistic. I can take singing nuns. But do you seriously expect me to believe that some guy is going to run down the street in a Hispanic community yelling 'Maria! Maria!' and only one girl is going to answer?" -Miss Furry

"- you have no rights! Come with me, 24601! Now the wheel has turned around - " -Mike, under his breath
"Okay. Shut up now." -Andy
"It's a good song!" -Ireny
"You shut up too." -Andy

I also learned that we're almost definitely doing Les Mis next year for our spring musical. I'd heard the rumors and everything, but it's nice to know it's pretty much confirmed. (Now I just have to hope they don't screw it up.) To my surprise, Mike K. was ecstatic about the news and spent the rest of the period babbling about it. I had no idea he liked Les Mis. xD

He mentioned that he'd love to try out for Javert, and...woah. I seriously never thought about Mike as Javert before. I mean, I knew he sang and everything, but the thought just never crossed my mind. But now that I think about it...holy crap, it could work. The part's in his range and while I think he would look silly in the costume, he'd still look better in it than most people who'd try out for Javert. And he agreed with me when I said Chris B. would make a surprisingly good Valjean, despite the fact that I doubt Chris'd be able to hit the high notes in "Bring Him Home."

This is mildly disturbing. o.o

And now I want to try out for stage crew next year, despite the fact that it would screw my schedule up something horrible, you know? I'm already planning to join Academic Team and I don't want to give up my commitments to Collage and Fencing Club, but...gah. It's Mis. Opportunities like that don't just randomly appear. And there's absolutely no way I'd be able to just sit back and not participate.

...but yeah. I'll worry about all that next year. :P


Jul. 30th, 2006 03:28 pm
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*stares in disbelief at the Eponine wangst and Marie-Suzettes littering the front page of the Mis page at ff.net* I can't help but wonder what it was that brought this on. @_@

...this is probably another attempt at prodding me into updating UDÉM, isn't it. xD
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Ah, the things you can find at 12 AM when you're supposed to be frantically cramming for your Trig final:

"One Day More" In Japanese

"Do You Hear The People Sing?" In Japanese

(I am vaguely horrified by Combeferre's haircut. *snerks*)

I remember reading somewhere that this was some sort of benefit concert or other featuring members of several Japanese productions, which might explain the interchangeable Eponines and Enjolrii. *laughs*

EDIT: Found "Bring Him Home" and "One Day More" in Dutch. The "Do you hear the people sing?" line in "One Day More" sounds exactly like the vaguely German clip [profile] sharpfur sent me a really long time ago - the one we thought was some German dialect or other. So yeah, it's definitely Dutch. ^^

...noooo, I'm not a geek.... *slinks off*

EDIT AGAIN: And have ODM in Portuguese! And here's the very last Broadway performance of ODM! (Well, before they took it off in 2003, anyway.)

LAST ONE, I SWEAR: Todd Eldredge, 1998 Winter Olympics, Nagano, Japan. Anyone who skates to "The First Attack," "Master of the House," and "Do You Hear The People Sing?" all in the same short program while wearing a waistcoat should be awarded a gold medal even if he does finish fourth. (And the clip has German commentators in the background going "fantastisch." xD)
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In commemoration of Barricade Day, I would like to plug this absolutely amazing Terrouge article written by [profile] sharpfur: The Physics of a Revolution. Go read it - it's absolutely brilliant. Beverage warning, though. xD

Wore my Les Mis T-shirt to school today. I really ought to wear it more often - random people I've never seen before come up to me in the hallways and tell me how awesome Les Mis is. xD Learned that Ryan F. in my American Studies class has seen it on Broadway twice, and other stuff. ^^

Tests today were okay. I just filled in random bubbles at the end of the Chem test, since I was too lazy to properly figure out the answer and the grade doesn't really matter anyway. xP

AND. OMG. Ariane O. (does anyone know her? She's in band, I believe) and her mother ordered tickets to see Mis on Broadway, and they accidentally ordered 32, and she says she's looking to see who might want to go because they don't feel like cancelling all the reservations. Or something. Yeah. Details are fuzzy at this point, but...omg. There's a good chance they might be offering tickets to people - not for free, of course - but tickets all the same. *squeaks*
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