Something that PISSED me off today
So today I went with a friend at the toy store to get a couple of stuff (the term toy store used loosely because you can find practically EVERYTHING there but yeah), while I was standing in line to pay for the things I picked up, I hear this exchange behind me:
- Mommy mommy! I want this! *showing her a small toy*
- …Pink? Didn’t we say that little boys like blue?
- Noooooooo! I want this!!!
- But… pink?!
- YES!! I want the pink one!
The lady let out a heavy sigh and then turned to her husband to express her worries about her 3-4 year old son liking pink…
I swear to god, she was lucky I controlled my temper and didn’t turn around and shamed her like she deserved! I couldn’t help but shoot her some pretty dirty looks though…
Seriously?! Open up a freaking book first of all and read about the Freudian psychosexual development and then learn how not to be a judgmental bitch and accept and love your child the way he is! And anyway the fact that he likes pink doesn’t mean anything! It’s just a fucking COLOR! And even if it does mean something, so WHAT?!
People seriously need to stop comparing RENT at the Hollywood Bowl to the movie, and Vanessa to Rosario. Hollywood Bowl was LIVE. It’s not like they could stop and re-shoot it if they did anything wrong or edit it like they can in the movies. And yes opening night she wasn’t that good but who would be? She was nervous and it’s normal, what matters is that she was waaay better in the rest of the performances. Every Mimi is different. And don’t forget that she’s a teenage drug addict who has AIDS and is dying. She’s not supposed to be perfect ESPECIALLY vocally. Her voice is supposed to be a bit rough. And before I get any hate etc I’m a Theater Studies major, senior year, planning to write my thesis for my diploma on RENT and Puccini’s La Boheme (the opera that inspired Larson) - if my professor approves it that is because I want to do my Masters on musical theater, so I have a slight idea of what I’m talking about. It’s an iconic role and Vanessa was actually offered this role on Broadway prior to the Hollywood Bowl and while RENT was still playing on Broadway. Neil Patrick Harris chose her for a reason and you can’t tell me that he is not a good director or a creative genius (in my humble opinion) and someone who KNOWS RENT first hand, being a Mark himself in the past. Jonathan’s parents were at the Hollywood Bowl performances and they only had good things to say about Vanessa. So everyone should just stop hating on the poor girl just because you have this perception of her for whatever reason and be objectiveOh and by the way, Rosario herself (who has the same manager as Vanessa and worked with her on Gimme Shelter -premiering in 2014) called Vanessa to give her pointers, and also said in an interview that Vanessa had it more difficult than her because exactly her performance was LIVE. And for those who say she’s not a good actress, I suggest you watch the Frozen Ground AND the Gimme Shelter trailer that is out.
Noooooo!! Not Taye and Idina!
I can’t believe they’ve split up! How am I supposed to believe in true love now?!
My reaction when I heard Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs separation: