I always thought the young adult Broadway-loving community was so cool because everyone’s so passionate and vocal and supportive and guess what I just learned? We’re INVISIBLE.
This month I’ve heard over and over from a few established…
Since the Marketing Director of Mirvish Productions flat out said this when giving a lecture, I’m actually going to reblog this. If young people have options to see theatre for affordable prices I think there are absolutely people who are fans and will take advantage of that. I’ve never been to Broadway, but I’m in my twenties and I love musical theatre.
doh-rae-me said: I think I linked to one about how Thady Boy & Vervassal were 2 sides & the series is about uniting?
No, it was one about O’LiamRoe and Oonagh and Robin as well, how they are all reflections/mirrors of Lymond’s personality and what he could be, and how the question of “What/Who will he be” is really the driving force of the book.
Question: A while back someone posted a link to a blog post about the characters in Queens’ Play and how they all are various reflections of Lymond. I cannot seem to find it again. Anyone know where it is?
“Do you want to hear one you’ve never heard before? I’ll tell you one
that I guarantee you have never heard before. My biggest weakness
as a pilot is that I’m not very good at flying aeroplanes.
I mean, I’m good enough, like the sim said: I’m adequate. Adequate to the task. But I don’t do it easily, it’s not second nature to me.
On your scale of one to ten, if one is the bare minimum of competence, I’m about a four. And I used to be a one - no, I used to be a zero.
And then I took my C.P.L., again, and then again.
And then I was a one, and then a two, and then a three, and now a four.
And I’m not finished yet. And that’s why you should employ me, that’s why you’d be lucky to employ me: because if you’re not naturally good, if you can’t rely on just knowing how to do it like Doug - like some people can, then you have to, well you have to be a perfectionist, actually, and I am one. And that’s why, even when you’ve turned me down, I’m going to keep on flying. Because flying is the perfect job, and I won’t settle for a life where I don’t get to do it.”—
I love this quote so much because of the parallels with Finnemore himself. "Do you want to hear one you’ve never heard before?" The main thing I like about John’s comedy is his originality. "My biggest weakness is I’m not very good at flying" and "I don’t do it easily, it’s not second nature to me"; John has always made it clear he doesn’t enjoy writing, it’s not what he loves most of all but he’s a perfectionist and wants to be the one in control. I can also easily imagine that he used to feel like a one, then became a two, and so on, and that he’s only getting better. "…even when you turn me down, I’m going to keep flying", the BBC did turn his Souvenir Programme down the first time but he kept going and this year we’re getting the 4th series of a show that got a “no” once. This whole speech could’ve directly been said by Finnemore and will always be one of my favorite quotes.