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I’m Alive, And I Will Survive!

I’m Alive, And I Will Survive!

I’m pleased to announce that I got through all four performances of Fame! without permanently injuring myself in any way, survived the afterparty without touching a drop of alcohol, and am now recovering from the sheer exhaustion caused by musical theatre. To put this in context, last year I missed the third night of Hairspray because I injured my hands and was in too much pain, so I figure I’ve made progress. It was a weird feeling, that last performance….

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Dance Is My Escape Route

Dance Is My Escape Route

Have you ever been in a show? Particularly a musical, given their extraordinary oddness. You spent weeks and weeks returning until the songs will never leave your head; you ladder every pair of ballet tights you own because those things are not designed for jazz leaps, especially on a splintery wooden stage; and you emerge the other side usually covered in glitter. And then you have opening night. Opening nights are kind of terrifying. There are all sorts of factors…

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Dress Like You’re Nine Different People

Dress Like You’re Nine Different People

A huge shout-out to Tara Therese and Michael for participating in the Vocabulary Juxtaposition challenge. They were the only two ‘entries’ I received before the deadline of yesterday, but given that it’s not a competition as such, deadlines mean nothing. If you want to tackle it at any point just to get your writing muscles going, I’ll happily read anything that you link me to. :) Since I finished my exams on Friday, I’ve divided my time between four activities….

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Weeping For Humanity

Weeping For Humanity

Trigger warning: contains discussion of self harm. Sometimes I just get those days when I want to weep for humanity (and not just because of the redesigned WordPress homepage, which is incredibly hard to navigated and also … where did the option to put posts in ‘categories’ go? That was helpful. Bring it back). I’m referring to the #cutforbieber thing that was all over Twitter yesterday. While I didn’t witness it first-hand myself, I saw reference to it on Tumblr…

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