Tuesday, April 23, 2013

i wish les mis fans wouldn’t assume that if you like les mis, you’re also a big phantom fan. the question “who is your favourite valjean?” is often followed soon after by “who is your favourite phantom?” — and then they act offended when you tell them that you’re not a “phan”!

i wish les mis fans wouldn’t assume that if you like les mis, you’re also a big phantom fan. the question “who is your favourite valjean?” is often followed soon after by “who is your favourite phantom?” — and then they act offended when you tell them that you’re not a “phan”!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
my dad used to tell me that i could never sing in theatre because i didn’t have that kind of voice. despite that, i sang songs from les mis and phantom every week for eight months trying to imitate the singers’ tone and intonation. at the end of those eight months, i sang “on my own” for my dad. not only did he say i had improved dramatically, he also said i had the perfect voice for showtunes. i can honestly say i’m a happier person because of that.
my dad used to tell me that i could never sing in theatre because i didn’t have that kind of voice. despite that, i sang songs from les mis and phantom every week for eight months trying to imitate the singers’ tone and intonation. at the end of those eight months, i sang “on my own” for my dad. not only did he say i had improved dramatically, he also said i had the perfect voice for showtunes. i can honestly say i’m a happier person because of that.
Thursday, November 15, 2012

  as much as i love john owen-jones’ valjean, i honestly prefer him as the phantom.

as much as i love john owen-jones’ valjean, i honestly prefer him as the phantom.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

  if the timelines ran more concurrently, i would have liked to think that javert’s determination to find valjean resulted from his failure to solve the mystery of the phantom of the opera.

if the timelines ran more concurrently, i would have liked to think that javert’s determination to find valjean resulted from his failure to solve the mystery of the phantom of the opera.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  i made the mistake of listening to “all i ask of you” from phantom 25 while looking through screencaps of les mis’ 25th anniversary concert. i think i’ve started shipping grantaire with cosette…

i made the mistake of listening to “all i ask of you” from phantom 25 while looking through screencaps of les mis’ 25th anniversary concert. i think i’ve started shipping grantaire with cosette…

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

  i’m afraid to tell anyone i meet how enthusiastic i am about les misérables and the phantom of the opera for fear of completely turning them off and losing a potential friend.

i’m afraid to tell anyone i meet how enthusiastic i am about les misérables and the phantom of the opera for fear of completely turning them off and losing a potential friend.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

  i feel like those who think marius/éponine should have been canon and hate cosette for that reason are the same people who hate raoul because they think christine should have chosen the phantom.

i feel like those who think marius/éponine should have been canon and hate cosette for that reason are the same people who hate raoul because they think christine should have chosen the phantom.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

  i think the phantom and éponine should start a club for literary characters who have dealt with unrequited love. they could talk about their feelings, drown their sorrows in comfort food, and watch girly movies.

i think the phantom and éponine should start a club for literary characters who have dealt with unrequited love. they could talk about their feelings, drown their sorrows in comfort food, and watch girly movies.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

  i don’t like it when cameron mackintosh creates a “new” version of a show when it hits its 25th anniversary. it’s unnecessary and pointless.

i don’t like it when cameron mackintosh creates a “new” version of a show when it hits its 25th anniversary. it’s unnecessary and pointless.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  anthony crivello never ceases to amaze me. i first saw him as the phantom in las vegas, and his rendition of stars just moves me — possibly even more than norm lewis’ or philip quast’s renditions.

anthony crivello never ceases to amaze me. i first saw him as the phantom in las vegas, and his rendition of stars just moves me — possibly even more than norm lewis’ or philip quast’s renditions.

Monday, May 21, 2012 Wednesday, May 9, 2012

  while it would be certainly annoying, a small part of me hopes our fandom develops some crazy conspiracy theory like the phantom of the opera movie’s “secret plot” in response to the upcoming film; that would just be the funniest thing.

while it would be certainly annoying, a small part of me hopes our fandom develops some crazy conspiracy theory like the phantom of the opera movie’s “secret plot” in response to the upcoming film; that would just be the funniest thing.

Monday, April 30, 2012 Friday, April 20, 2012

  because of les mis, i checked out the phantom of the opera. however, as a result, i can no longer take the line “i dreamed that love would never die” in “i dreamed a dream” seriously anymore! it makes me giggle, thinking of the laughable mess that love never dies was — a reaction that’s definitely not the one that line should elicit.

because of les mis, i checked out the phantom of the opera. however, as a result, i can no longer take the line “i dreamed that love would never die” in “i dreamed a dream” seriously anymore! it makes me giggle, thinking of the laughable mess that love never dies was — a reaction that’s definitely not the one that line should elicit.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

  i recently discovered phantom of the opera, and actually felt guilty for neglecting les misérables to listen to it.

i recently discovered phantom of the opera, and actually felt guilty for neglecting les misérables to listen to it.