Tuesday, 16 October 2012

And the winner is....


Hey guys! So finally, here is the results of the competition concerning our blog hitting 1000 page views! We have a winner and two runner ups.
Before we announce the results, we just want to say that everybody that entered did a great job, thank you so much, and we loved all your entries! We had a hard time choosing the winner!

In the third place, we have Party for You, by  PhantomNeverDies:

Party for you

Come on everybody!X2

Lets go to the party! X2
Come on everybody!X2
Let's go to the party!X2

It was a rough day,

And I wanted to sleep.
It was a Friday,
My phone started to beep.

And I knew I was tired,

But I also knew that,
It was a party that I just,
had to be at!

People people, all get a life,

People, people starting to jive.
And I was one of them yes I knew,
That it was a party, a party for you!

The next Friday,

I felt bluer that blue.
I had to go and party
at this party for you!

I knew how to get better,

how not to feel blue.
I had to go and party
at this party for you!

People people, all get a life.
People, people, starting to jive.
And I was one of them yes I knew,
That it was a party,
A party for you!

People people, all get a life.
People, people, starting to jive.
And I was one of them yes I knew,
That it was a party,
A party for you!

And the next few days,

I felt better alright.
Just because,
I  went to a party.
And danced the whole night.
People people, all get a life.
People, people, starting to jive.
And I was one of them yes I knew,
That it was a party,
A party for you!
People people, all get a life.
People, people, starting to jive.
And I was one of them yes I knew,
That it was a party,
A party foooooooor
You!

WOW! this was a great song!

In second place, we have The First Feeling.

The First Feeling
:
At last you were there
Right in front of my eyes
Standing there, still
Like a shining golden prize

You fell like a feather
Floated to the ground
Like you were uncertain
Confused, confound.

I rushed to your aid
But alas you awoke
You were even more beautiful
when finally you spoke...


The writer wishes to stay anonymous.

And finally, in the first place we have The Page View party by Rouge_Rap43. She doesn't have a blog or profile and only did it for fun.Therefore no link will be added. 


The Pageview Party


Shoot off the fireworks
and pop the champagne,
everyone jump up
and shout out :"Hooray!"

We sing and dance and party all night,
never stopping 'till we see the sunlight.
I wish you the best of luck with the blog,
Everyone loves it, even my dog!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Song 14: The Phantom Confronts Christine

The Story

Well the Beauty Underneath ends with the Phantom showing Gustave his face, and Gustave runs away screaming. In this scene Gustave tells Christine "it's horrible!" and as she calms him we hear the Phantom's voice and he appears on stage again. Then he confronts Christine and he asks her that she really thought she could hide the fact that Gustave was his son from him. He asks for the truth and Christine sends Gustave off with Meg. Christine then tells the Phantom what really happened.

The Lyrics:  

CHRISTINE
Gustave! Gustave! Gustave it's alright-its me!

GUSTAVE
It's horrible! Horrible!

CHRISTINE
Oh, shhh.....don't be frightened!

PHANTOM
How could think I wouldn't guess?
How could you think I wouldn't know?
Do you have something to confess?
I want the truth right now if so!

CHRISTINE
Listen, darling, I want you to go with Miss Giry back to the hotel...alright? I have to talk to Mr. Y alone. Meg, would you mind?

Once upon another time
You left me, yet left me alone
But that's not all you did
You left me with a son

Ever since that other time
I've wished you could somehow have known
I kept the secret hid
The secret my marriage forbid
What else could I have done?

Just love...

PHANTOM
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And um...ladies and gentlemen over here
we have one very shocked
Phantom
A son...

CHRISTINE
Just live

PHANTOM
My son...

CHRISTINE
Just give what I could give
And take what little I deserve

PHANTOM
Forgive me!
He sees me and shuns me
As you did once
Take him now
Take him and go
Go now be free but swear one thing to me
 He will never ever know

CHRISTINE
I swear it believe me
You know you have my word
And I swear this music won't
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#My moral's got me on my knees
I'm begging please#(lol you can't blame me...)
Remain unheard

This music, your music
Will live again
Once last time just as I swore

BOTH
And soul to soul we will
Once more be whole

PHANTOM
When I hear you sing

CHRISTINE
Once more...

PHANTOM
From out of ugliness such light
From out of darkness such a flame
In him my wrongness is made right
And yet he loathes me just the same

So let him shun me in disgust
Let him flee this cursed face
If I must hide from him I must
Yet he shall be my saving grace

For Christine, my Christine
If it's true he's my reason to live
Ah Christine, then our son shall have all I can give
Ah Christine, all I create on this earth
All that I'll never be worth
All shall be his!

GIRY
 All shall be his...
Ten long years and he casts us aside
Ten whole years this is how we're repaid
Ten dark years of toil and tears
And now what we've worked for will go to that child

Giry gone Wild
All our hopes were at last in our grasp
All the dreams and the plans that we laid
Everything is vanishing
And we get discarded, rejected, reviled
All of the bonds in between us now torn
All of the love that we gave him forsworn
All would be ours if that bastard had never been born!

Why we think it rocks: 

  • I gotta admit that I got a lot of emotion from this scene. What I liked was that in the beginning when the Phantom asked Christine for the truth and she told him about Gustave being their son and all, was that the confirmation still shook him. He had suspected and maybe even known deep down that it was true, yet when he heard it from Christine it shook him.
  • Christine sings "once upon another time" and then a while later "once upon that other time" it's kinda amusing for me how they refer to what really happened that night. It just comes to show that even the most famous and best opera singers have some shyness in them right? ;-)
  • It's really sad, yet sweet, for me that when they sing "just love"/ "a son" how the Phantom is on his knees, almost crying. It shows us just how much he really cares for Gustave, and when he later sings "forgive me" and "he shuns me" it makes you take pity on the poor guy!
    I think that all in all it was a good scene, a bit short, but really sweet and kinda sad. This is one of the few scenes that makes me take pity on the Phantom.  

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

So Sorry!

Hey guys! Yes you have read right it's an actual post by the LLLND Committee! We cannot apologize enough for not blogging in months! I guess time caught up a bit and we didn't take it so well! We are going to try our best to start blogging again and keep it up!
To all the fans and supporters that we lost, we hope you come back, and for those who stayed with us thank you so much and we won't disappoint you!
Once again we are very sorry and just watch this blog, big things are going to be appearing very soon!

Regrets and Apologies, the LLLND Committee!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Happy Birthday!


Hello there, everyone! Guess what? It's today the whole day Ramin Karimloo's birthday! For those of you who didn't know, Ramin played The Phantom in the 25th Anniversary Edition of  The Phantom of the Opera, The Phantom in the London Production if Love Never Dies and made an appearance as Christine's father in the 2004 movie of  The Phantom of the Opera! So happy birthday Ramin and may you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Song 13: The Beauty Underneath

The Story:

Creepy!
The Phantom realizes something is not quite right and decides to show Gustave his world. The Phantom does this and tries to confirm his suspicions; can Gustave really be his son? I think the Phantom did this to prepare Gustave, if Gustave was his son, for the ultimate...um...surprise. He would reveal his face to Gustave. (Please excuse me for the photo festival. I just had to take a lot to emphasize on the art and decoration being a job well done!)


 The Lyrics:


PHANTOM
Have you ever yearned to go
Past the world you think you know? 
Been enthralled to the call  
Of the beauty underneath?
 


Have you let it draw you in  
Past the place where dreams begin?  
Felt the full breathless pull 
 Of the beauty underneath?
 

When the dark unfolds its wings  
Do you sense the strangest things?  
Things no one would ever guess  
Things mere words cannot express?

GUSTAVE
Yes!

PHANTOM
 Do you find yourself beguiled
By the dangerous and wild
Do you feed on the need
For the beauty underneath

Have you felt your senses surge
And surrender to the urge
And been hooked as you looked
At the beauty underneath

Gustave is eager to see new things
When you stare behind the night
Can you glimpse its primal might
Might you hunger to possess
Hunger that you can't repress

GUSTAVE
Yes!

It seems so beautiful
So strange yet beautiful
Everything's just as you said


PHANTOM
And he's so beautiful
Perhaps too beautiful
What I suspect cannot be
And yet somehow we both see
The very same way

GUSTAVE
Slowly but surely The Phantom is making Gustave part of his world.
 Is there music in your head
Have you followed where it led?
And be graced with the taste of the beauty underneath
Does it fill your every sense
Is it terribly intense
Tell me you need it too
Need the beauty underneath

BOTH
When he lifts his voice and sings,
Don't you feel amazing things?
Things you know you can't confess
Things you thirst for, nonetheless

GUSTAVE
It's all so beautiful

PHANTOM
Can it be?
# Mr. Pinstripe suit, hey mister hidy, hidy ho...#

GUSTAVE
Almost too beautiful

BOTH
Do you see what I see?

GUSTAVE
Heavenly

PHANTOM
To him it's beautiful
My world is beautiful

GUSTAVE
How can this be what it seems

Notice the skeleton in the background...
BOTH
All of my most secret dreams
Somehow set free!

PHANTOM
You can feel it

GUSTAVE
Yes

PHANTOM
Come closer

GUSTAVE
 Yes

PHANTOM
You've no fear of the beauty underneath
You can face it


Tinkerbell with a perm!
GUSTAVE
Yes

PHANTOM
You can take it

GUSTAVE
Yes

PHANTOM
You see through to the beauty underneath
 To the splendor

GUSTAVE
To the splendor

PHANTOM
And the glory

GUSTAVE
The all seeing guy.
And the glory

PHANTOM
 To the truth of the beauty underneath

GUSTAVE
The beauty underneath

PHANTOM
 You'll accept it

GUSTAVE
Yes

PHANTOM
You'll embrace it

GUSTAVE
Yes

Octopus dude

PHANTOM
Let me show you the beauty underneath
 To the splendor

GUSTAVE
Splendor

PHANTOM
And the glory


GUSTAVE
And the glory

PHANTOM
 To the truth of the beauty underneath

GUSTAVE
The beauty underneath

PHANTOM
 You'll accept it

GUSTAVE
Yes
And here we have Ariel!

PHANTOM
You'll embrace it

GUSTAVE
Yes

PHANTOM
 Let me show you the beauty under-

GUSTAVE
(screams)

 Why we think it rocks!:

The return of the evil skeleton thingy
  1. 1. I had to BEG GreekGirl to let me do this post because this must be my all time favorite song! She did let me do it but on the one condition that she does "Devil Take the Hindmost".
  2.  2. What doesn't rock in this song?! Seriously, what doesn't? This epic number performed by The Phantom and Gustave is certainly something different when it comes to musicals. I can remember seeing the film and giving my stepsister this "What the hell?" look when the guitars came on (unfortunately she didn't see me, she was transfixed to the screen). Is this supposed to be a musical or a rock concert? I thought. The answer was: both and at the end it totally rocked!
  3.  3. This might have been one of the only sets where the designers were given permission to let their imaginations run free. While watching this song I saw stuff that not even my wildest dreams could come up with (and believe me, I have some pretty wild dreams...). I saw something that looks like a bird-thing skeleton attacking a human skeleton, some bald little kids, a fairy, a mermaid, a dude with long nails, a dude with and extra eye and one with a lot of extra arms. I saw the little (now big) cymbal-playing monkey being pulled by a guy riding a HUGE bicycle in a pinstripe suit. All and all, the scenery was awesome.
  4. What amazes me of this scene is how quickly the scene can change. First it was Fleck, Gangle and Squelch playing on the piano, then it changed to a group of weirdly dressed people. Suddenly the children, a woman clothed in white and the monkey with the cycle-dude entered and the others disappeared. After a while they faded away and the pyramid shaped cases lit up to reveal the fairy, the mermaid, the guy with the nails, the all-seeing guy and the octopus guy along with the skeleton creation. It actually took ma a while to realize that the decoration was divided into sections. Very cleverly done.
  5. After reading a few posts I saw that the main thing they all complained about was that this rockish number is similar to the title song in POTO and that it served the same purpose. So what? It was something new and original to put some kick in the musical/opera. Who cares if The Phantom likes to go all out when showing someone his lair? Everyone likes to make a good first impression, don't you?
  6. Even if some people didn't like the musical that much, they all agreed that "The Beauty Underneath" was the best song of them all.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Competition Closed!

Hey everyone! Our competition is now officially closed. We received some great entries and will announce the winner as soon as we've read through all the entries and chosen a winner. If you entered, hope that it will be you!

LLLND Committee

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Character 1: The Phantom

Hey guys! Okay...from now on I'll be telling you some more about the characters, about 1 per week, but when it goes busy you have to excuse us!
The first character is obviously the Phantom.
Where to begin! There are lots to say about him!
Here goes.
So I did a little research, and found out that the meaning of "phantom" is "an appearance or illusion without material substance, as a dream image, mirage, or optical illusion." ( http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/phantom?s=t )
Well the thing I like best about the Phantom that he's got different sides. Like sometimes he's so in love with Christine that he goes all mushy and organizes "beneath a moonless sky" evenings, and the next thing you know, he's killing people left, right and center.
You know, I think that all the bad things our Friend did, were motivated by love. And that is so sweet, especially for a Phantom.
I have watched both POTO and LND a lot of times, and I realized that the Phantom...he hurts inside. Constantly.
Even when he's with Christine, he hurts inside, yearning for things to be alright. I think that in POTO he already knew that he would never have Christine; because of Raoul, always being better and richer than our Phantom, always being able to please Christine, and what could the Phantom do?
He could kill people to prove his love to Christine, but that isn't very romantic.
We later find out in LND that the Opera house had burnt down and that everyone had thought the Phantom dead. I'm not sure, but I think that the Phantom started the fire, and he ran away, because it hurt him to much to love Christine and never have her.
He had to love her a whole lot to do that!
The first song, Till I hear you sing, actually tells us that the Phantom had hoped for years that his true love would find him again, even though he thought it would never happen.
And then it does!
Christine finds him, but with....*drumroll*...... Raoul!
So our disfigured friend is happy yet sad, because of Raoul.
I think the urge in the Phantom to kill Raoul and take Christine was so big, and I'm really surprised that he didn't.
We all love the Phantom, who couldn't?
Even though he might be bit disfigured, he's still awesome. He did all those bad things to get Christine, and it breaks my heart to see him yearning for her.
When he finally thinks he has her; Raoul is gone, she's free, she loves him, she dies. That has got be the saddest love story ever.
Not Romeo and Juliet, Titanic or Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy
can beat the Phantom's love for Christine. Not for me, anyway.
If you haven't watched LND yet, or if you are planning on, just remember the tissues.
So in conclusion, I would like to compare THE PHANTOM to ANAKIN SKYWALKER/ DARTH VADER.
Both of them are misunderstood, and they're both bad....evil because of love. I recently watched Star Wars, and Anakin turned so bad and evil, all because he wanted to keep his one true love from dying.
The Phantom is almost the same. He commits these gruesome crimes, and he is evil deep down, but that is because he loves Christine.
All in all, I feel sorry for the Phantom, but we still love him!
;-)