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365 Showtunes DAY 67: MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Naughty
Guys it’s MARCH and I haven’t posted a song from Matilda yet.
This is my current favourite musical of the moment. Of the last couple years, actually. Since I got the album. I spend so much of my time going back and forth between this album, the Newsies OBC, and the Bonnie & Clyde OBC.
So you can see why I’m so surprised that I’ve managed to go this long without posting a song from this show.
I’m quite partial to the London cast recording over the Broadway one, so here’s my favourite song from the show from the London recording!
If you think about being “little” as being short instead of young, you can probably understand my undying love for this song.
Happy listening!! <3
theresapattern asked: Hi Seanan. I have a question about writing for you. Do you enjoy the act of writing itself? I love all the parts of writing right up to the point of having to actually turn extensive plot notes into real writing, at which point my love turns to utter loathing. Once I've forced myself through the writing part and am rereading and editing I'm generally pleased with what I've done. But overall I just really, really hate the act of writing. Is this normal or do I need to rethink my life plans?
I love the act of writing.
Sometimes while I’m writing, I will literally stop and stare at the screen, overcome with the fact that I am putting little symbols on a page and other people will be able to read them and understand what I meant and holy shit WORDS who thought of this thing this words thing this WRITTEN LANGUAGE thing and omg maybe people will take my words in THIS language and turn them into words in another language and WON’T THAT BE AMAZING.
I love the bend and flow of it. I love chasing down repetition and stressing my syllables so that there’s hidden poetry and sneaking in references to things no one will ever see but me and finding just the right word JUST THE PERFECT WORLD and knowing that maybe someday someone will read those words and know them all the way down to their bones. The first time I met someone with MY WORDS words that I WROTE tattooed on them, I wanted to die on the spot, because I knew that my life had been well-spent and meaningful.
Sometimes it is hard. And sometimes it is like I am Calvin on his sled, and the story is Hobbes, and we are racing down a mountain together, and I can fly.
I love writing.
But not everyone does. Some writers actually dislike it a lot. So not loving the act of writing doesn’t mean you can’t be a writer; it just means you’ll need to find other ways to keep yourself motivated, since “OMG OMG I GET TO WRIIIIIIIIITE” is not going to do it for you.