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Sovay
Date: 2017-03-11 01:17
Subject: If I've got a leg to stand on, then I'm pretty sure that I can work myself up into a run
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Music:Against Me!, "12:03"

I have finally won a meme. According to this Shakespeare performance generator, I am Drunk Twelfth Night: The Musical. I suspect most of my friendlist would watch that. I certainly would.

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It has actually not been the best of weeks, but rushthatspeaks and I had dinner at Mamaleh's (we had planned on barbecue at the Smoke Shop, but they had a half-hour wait and too many sports TVs) and I got the salmon collar special with black sesame tahini and a lemon-cardamom soda and I keep forgetting to tell the internet about BROJOB, but they are hilariously queer deathcore with a really adorable social media presence and if they are not already collaborating with Chuck Tingle, by God I hope someone has at least introduced them. They give writing advice like "YOU JUST HAVE TO SPEAK FROM THE HEART. THE HEART OF YOUR BALLS." Maybe he can do cover art for their albums.

Speaking of awesome queer music, I can recommend Against Me!'s Shape Shift with Me (2016) almost as strongly as their previous studio album, 2014's knockout Transgender Dysphoria Blues. I've been listening to it most of the afternoon and evening. Where its predecessor was heavily autobiographical about the process of coming out and transitioning, Shape Shift with Me concentrates on what happens afterward, on relationships in all stages from infatuation, hope, and invitation through passionate frustration and full-bore scorched-earth DGAF. I also now own a T-shirt with the album title on it, since as a philosophy it's the kind of thing I approve of. I am going to watch some kind of movie off the internet because I have been having a terrible time doing anything for myself. Tomorrow I make hamantashn.

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Tony Grist
User: poliphilo
Date: 2017-03-11 09:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Reduced Hamlet in space. Yes, I can accept that...

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It's just this little chromium switch, here...: Archy
User: derspatchel
Date: 2017-03-11 12:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Archy

Hrum. I get "Nude King Lear In Space". I'm pretty sure 2/3 of that have been done before, but all together? In the altogether? And how's that cosmic storm working out for you, Lear?

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Sovay: Cho Hakkai: intelligence
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 03:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Cho Hakkai: intelligence

I get "Nude King Lear In Space".

I love Nude King Lear all by itself. Space is just lagniappe. For the mad scene, Lear puts on pants.

I'm pretty sure 2/3 of that have been done before, but all together? In the altogether? And how's that cosmic storm working out for you, Lear?

"Mind that meteor!"

"What meteor?"

*splat*

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oracne - Victoria Janssen
User: oracne
Date: 2017-03-11 13:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Thanks for the music recs!

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Sovay: PJ Harvey: crow
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-11 19:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:PJ Harvey: crow

Thanks for the music recs!

You're welcome!

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The Infinite Improbability Drive
User: weirdquark
Date: 2017-03-11 16:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Bollywood As You Like It, as performed by kindergartners.

Frankly, you could just stop at Bollywood As You Like It, but it would be extra adorable watching five-year-olds do gender-bending over-the-top Bollywood style musical numbers.

Chicago brought in a troupe that performed a Hindi translation/adaptation of Twelfth Night for their Shakespeare 400th anniversary celebration last year. It was amazing.

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Sovay: Cho Hakkai: intelligence
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 01:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Cho Hakkai: intelligence

Frankly, you could just stop at Bollywood As You Like It, but it would be extra adorable watching five-year-olds do gender-bending over-the-top Bollywood style musical numbers.

Yeah, that's a win.

Chicago brought in a troupe that performed a Hindi translation/adaptation of Twelfth Night for their Shakespeare 400th anniversary celebration last year. It was amazing.

I read about that! Can I ask you to tell me about it as a production?

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kenjari
User: kenjari
Date: 2017-03-11 18:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I got All-female Macbeth in the park. which I think has to have already happened somewhere.

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Sovay: Sovay: David Owen
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 03:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sovay: David Owen

I got All-female Macbeth in the park. which I think has to have already happened somewhere.

It's gotten good reviews every time!

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Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013: Libellula julia
User: pameladean
Date: 2017-03-11 19:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Libellula julia

OMG, I lose: Fascist Titus Andronicus in space. Even space is not going to improve Titus Andronicus.

P.

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ethelmay
User: ethelmay
Date: 2017-03-11 21:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

That's way too much like real life. (I find myself saying that about everything from That Hideous Strength to Dark Lord of Derkholm lately.)

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ethelmay
User: ethelmay
Date: 2017-03-11 21:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I don't want to post mine, but it's pretty boring anyway. Ethel May's would be better: interpretive dance Henry V, either set in the American Revolution, or with music by Elton John (going by her being "just fifteen" at a time that is not long after the summer holidays). "Here's the place," said Ethel -- "Crispin, Crispian's day. How I do like Henry V."

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ethelmay
User: ethelmay
Date: 2017-03-12 00:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Actually she was most likely born in October according to "Dating The Daisy Chain" by Hilary Clare, so merely "The Musical," which is duller.

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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 03:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rotwang

Actually she was most likely born in October according to "Dating The Daisy Chain" by Hilary Clare, so merely "The Musical," which is duller.

Invoke headcanon and go for the American Revolution.

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ethelmay
User: ethelmay
Date: 2017-03-12 04:15 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Unfortunately she's canonically eleven months younger than her brother, who gets a definite birthday of November 29, and there's a reference to a "frosty October evening."

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Sovay: I Claudius
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 03:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I Claudius

(I find myself saying that about everything from That Hideous Strength to Dark Lord of Derkholm lately.)

I get the former (Project N.I.C.E.), but would you mind depressing me by explaining the latter?

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ethelmay
User: ethelmay
Date: 2017-03-12 19:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I started reading DLoD for something-to-read-over-lunch the other day, and just felt that I couldn't stand reading about people being pushed around by an incredibly rich guy who is in power for some inexplicable reason. Not that Chesney is very much like 45 otherwise.

IRT That Hideous Strength, several things come up -- the riots caused by police, the faculty meeting, the propaganda, the bit about "Cecil and I both thought the same thing: we thought it's almost as if we'd lost the war."

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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 03:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rotwang

OMG, I lose: Fascist Titus Andronicus in space. Even space is not going to improve Titus Andronicus.

I actually like Titus Andronicus, but the combination of "fascist" and "in space" suddenly caused me to picture it staged by Star Wars characters and now I can't unsee it.

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gwynnega
User: gwynnega
Date: 2017-03-11 22:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

You definitely won that meme.

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Sovay: Sovay: David Owen
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 03:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sovay: David Owen

You definitely won that meme.

I don't usually! I'm quite happy.

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Brigdh
User: wordsofastory
Date: 2017-03-11 22:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I am "Fascist Taming of the Shrew as performed by kindergarteners", which uh, would certainly be something to see! I think I'd get tickets to Drunk Twelfth Night instead.

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Sovay: Cho Hakkai: intelligence
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 03:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Cho Hakkai: intelligence

I am "Fascist Taming of the Shrew as performed by kindergarteners", which uh, would certainly be something to see!

All proceeds go toward the future therapy of the cast and crew!

I think I'd get tickets to Drunk Twelfth Night instead.

It'd make a killing if it existed.

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Alexx Kay
User: alexx_kay
Date: 2017-03-12 06:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

All proceeds go toward the future therapy of the cast and crew!

My brain leaps from that line to my favorite high school theater experience, a production of little-known 1960s play _After the Rain_. It's a post-apocalyptic piece about a handful of British people on a houseboat during the Second Great Flood. Which is already pretty cool, but made infinitely cooler by the frame story. It's actually all a play-within-a-play, a lecture being delivered in the context of the society the survivors built, many generations later. And all the actors except "The Lecturer" are actually convicted criminals who have been hypnotized into believing they are these characters as part of their "therapy". In the unlikely event that you get a chance to see this, I recommend it.

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Sovay: I Claudius
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 11:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:I Claudius

In the unlikely event that you get a chance to see this, I recommend it.

Thank you! That is sufficiently little-known that I've never heard of it.

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Co-conspirator of Squee: fairy
User: muffyjo
Date: 2017-03-11 22:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:fairy

Robot Hamlet narrated by Morgan Freeman! Yep, I'd certainly listen to that one! Thank you!

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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-12 03:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Rotwang

Robot Hamlet narrated by Morgan Freeman! Yep, I'd certainly listen to that one! Thank you!

Bravo!

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handful_ofdust
User: handful_ofdust
Date: 2017-03-13 03:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Kung Fu Merchant of Venice, as performed by kindergarteners.

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Sovay: Sovay: David Owen
User: sovay
Date: 2017-03-13 11:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Sovay: David Owen

Kung Fu Merchant of Venice, as performed by kindergarteners.

Right up until the kindergarteners, actually, that sounded great.

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