When you have listened to Cats 98 so many times that you can now pick out single actors from the ensemble parts…
(I can pick out Michael every time without much effort, as well as Cassandra’s actress who’s name I can’t remember rn because her voice is so deep, and Susan Jane Tanner as well because she has a very unique sound) Am I obsessed or can someone relate adksjfksdkfj
#cats the musical #Fritz/@tumblepounce made an audio of cats 98 and it saved my fucking life #it's all i've been hearing the last few weeks #i'm so bad at hearing what people say to me but this? this i can do skdfjkdsf what is wrong with me #namethat-i.txt
dam now im just thinking abt lovely malewife munkustrap bein soft..
ok but. specifically. post macavity fight munkustrap trying to get up to reassure the younger cats hes alright and hes shaking, barely upright n half matted with blood, but he musters up a smile as he holds tugger n nuzzles his brother whos been scared out of his mind the entire fight and is still puffed up.. his hands are gentle on demeters wrist when she reaches out and she doesnt even notice the way he gets ur fur dirty, shes just glad he’ll be ok. alonzo takes his hand as it shakes and pets munk in long strokes down his back and theyre both messes but its alright now, theyre safe
#op your brain is huge #this hurts thank you #(wails and lies down) #i always wanted to write about post macavity fight munk but you do it so much better than i ever could ;;__;; #god. big feelings about this. i will think about it all night #hello could anyone please make this strap right here go to bed #give this poor cat a break #♥♥♥♥♥ ;_; #cats vienna said demelonzostrap rights so this is my main ship for the evening. so much angst to have.... #op your tags how dare you #give alonzo a break too while we're at it :'( #but most importantly #someone better hug the strap i swear to god #he did so well ;_; #aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa#(sobs)#munkustrap#alonzo#demeter #cats the musical
Well! I’m off to see Cats Vienna now. See yall in two days! I hope I’ll be able to take a few photos. :D
I have returned
Oh, and I have so much to say. A full review will follow shortly.
Just so you know where we’re standing so far: I am at 1,1k words and I’m just getting started with Rum Tum Tugger (like, the song. I haven’t gotten any further sjdfksjkf)
Update: 2,6k words. I have just reached Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer. Oof.
4k! We have reached the Jellicle Ball (well, not quite. Alonzo is just about to teach me that Jellicle Cats are white and black.) Will I manage to pace myself or will this get 10k+ words long? I am hoping for the first option. We will see. 😅
#namethat-i.txt #cats vienna #cats the musical #most of this is alexanderstraps fault tbh go and complain to him fjksdfjkdf
General view of stadiums in Germany illuminated in rainbow colours on June 23, 2021.
The rainbow displays coincide with tonight’s UEFA Euro 2020 match between Germany and Hungary, whose government recently passed a law banning LGBT people from appearing in school educational materials and children’s TV shows. UEFA denied a request from the mayor of Munich to illuminate Allianz Arena, the venue for tonight’s match, in rainbow colors, citing the political motive of the request.
1. and 2. Rheinenergie Stadium, Cologne 3. Deutsche Bank Park Stadium, Frankfurt 4. HDI-Arena of Hannover 5. and 6. Olympic stadium, Berlin
#gonna reblog this here as well #schlaaaand deutschlaaaaaand.... #happy pride 🌈
One headcanon I will stand by is that literally none of the kittens are biologically Munkustrap’s - not a single one of them. And maybe that he never *did* have biological kittens of his own - but it doesn’t matter at all. He loves them all as though they were and then some.
#Yes. #he collected his kitten hoard by going: is anyone gonna parent this kitten? and not waiting for an answer #his kitten hoard loves him!!! and he loves his kitten hoard!!! #who needs to be related?? society has evolved past the need of being related #♥♥♥♥♥ ;_;#munkustrap #cats the musical
I am late for Father’s Day, but here’s Electra and her dads 💕
#they are her DADS (cries) #oh i love these new designs so much #munkistrap looks cuter in every drawing of you op!!! ;_; ♥♥♥ #and alonzo's eyeliner look is just *chef's kiss* #this is so cute this is so cute this IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!! #uhhhhuhuehuhuh ;_; ♥♥♥ (crying noises) #I LOVE THEM!!!!! #fambly.. #excuse me i have to ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ #THEY LOVE EACH OTHER!!!!!!!!!!! #electra#alonzo#munkustrap #wtf gay little cats??? #cats the musical #wonderful art
may i request a little alonzostrap? 🥺 if you think you know who i am, no you don't ♥
#AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA THEY!!!!!! #op i kneel before your throne #THEY ARE SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! #THEY LOVE EACH OTHER!!!!!!!!!!! #wtf gay little cats??? #(sobs) #love their outfits too :') #very fancy #(gently boops strap's soft little white muzzle) #they are filled with love ;_; ♥♥♥ #alonzo#munkustrap #cats the musical #wonderful art
I wanted to write a little,,,,,, thing, based off of these drawings because the boys are adorable and Tugger’s art never fails to make me cry so voila enjoy
(also it takes place right after the ball)
The Maine coon sat alone on the tire, relaxing after the ball. It had been quite an event, and he had nearly gotten up to head home when his voice was called. He turned to see Mistoffelees, the cat he had sung about that night. The tux looked quite exhausted, which wasn’t a surprise given his heroic act that evening. Tugger gave him a smug grin and turned to face him, casually gesturing for Misto to come closer. “My my, if it isn’t the one and only Mister Mistoffelees. How can I help you?”
Misto smiled back, taking a small step towards him. He wasn’t quite sure what exactly he wanted to say, and Tugger’s flirty attitude didn’t make things any easier to sort out. He quickly shrugged off his doubts, however, and held his head up as he spoke. “I’d just like to thank you, for earlier. I know that our performance together wasn’t exactly planned, but you gave it your all regardless. The kittens weren’t the only one encouraged by your lyrics, I don’t think I would’ve been able to bring Old Deuteronomy back without you. So, uh,”
He paused, unsure how to end his little paragraph. Tugger sat silently with his signature smile, although he could’ve sworn there was something underneath. Out of verbal ways to show his gratitude, Misto did the only thing he could think to do. He crawled up onto the tire and hugged Tugger, wrapping his arms around his neck and nuzzling his head against him. “Thank you for giving me the confidence I didn’t know I had.”
Tuggers mouth hung open slightly in shock and he froze for a moment, not having a clue how to respond. Misto’s words brought him back to reality and he quickly returned the hug, swinging Misto around and placing him on his lap. “Aw shucks, Sparkles, you’ve got me blushing!” The two chuckled at that and Tugger placed a paw on Misto’s cheek, his smile fading a bit in favor of a more serious look. He lowered his voice so that only Misto could hear, glancing around looking for any eavesdroppers. “But really, Tux, it was nothing. I just sang the song, you were the one who lit up the junkyard.” He brought his other paw up to poke Misto in the chest. “The magic was in here, not in anything I did. You don’t need to thank me, all I did was show everyone how great you can be. You had the power. Always did. Don’t forget that, okay?”
Misto nodded and hugged Tugger again, the larger cat returning the gesture much quicker this time. Misto tried to pull away but Tugger’s grip kept him in place, and he was confused for a moment until Tugger spoke up again. “Awww, I’m sho pwoud of you!!” He rocked the cat in place, earning an eyeroll and a playful attempt at a shove away. “Oh god Tugger, let me go!” Tugger refused, continuing his rant. “Wittle Misty Wisty, all gwown up, pewfowming his magic all by himsewf!” “I take it back! I take it all back! You don’t deserve my praise!” Tugger finally let go, watching as Misto plopped right back into his lap. Misto crossed his arms and shot a glare up at him. “Aw come on, just a second ago you were telling me how encouraged you were by my beautiful, poetic lyrics!” “I don’t remember calling them poetic or beautiful.” Misto interrupted, moving to crawl out of his lap. A gentle paw placed itself on Misto’s shoulder, however, and he turned to look back at Tugger, whose demeanor had softened. He gave the tux a pleading look and lowered his voice again. “Come on. Stay?”
Misto rolled his eyes again and resumed his position, happy to spend more time with his friend. Tugger placed his paws on the ground behind him, looking up at the stars and relishing in the way Misto rested his back against his chest. They sat there in silence for a while until Misto spoke up, barely more than a whisper. “They’re beautiful, aren’t they?” Tugger looked down and noticed the way the stars seemed to reflect onto Misto’s fur. He looked like a perfect night sky and Tugger sighed in contentment, leaning down to place a kiss on top of his head before he realized what he was doing. “Yeah,” he whispered back. “you are.”
Misto held back the urge to look at Tugger, his words ringing in his ear. A gust of cool wind sent chills down his spine and he opted instead to shift in his seat, moving to rest his side against Tugger and nuzzle into his warm fur. So maybe they weren’t just friends, after all. That’s future Misto’s problem. In that moment, the only things on his mind were the stars in the sky, the chill in the air, and the cat that he could’ve sworn was purring.
#he is so excited i love him so much ;_; #old deut going ':O' #is the best thing #i just-- (cries) #like I could rant about how they screwed up a lot on the editing in 1998's cats but By God if they didn't catch the best face journeys XD #i am SOBBING #excuse me i have to ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ #munkustrap#michaelstrap gruber#old deuteronomy#ken pageronimy #cats the musical #cats 1998
Actually life is beautiful because the sound I make while trying to breathe around hot food sounds like my dog trying to eat an apple. When I yawn my cat tries to put his face in my mouth like a little dentist man and when he yawns I put my finger in his obligate-carnivore trapzone and we both know he will not hurt me. When I do not fold my clothes, they do not hold it against me.
I am demonstrably sad, and lonely, and full of fear. But there are other people who will hold my hand, who will point out the hawk overhead, who will give you That Look in a public place. The other day at a coffee shop a child said “look! It’s snowing!” so all of us strangers went to go look out the windows. It wasn’t the first snow and it won’t be the last but wasn’t it lovely like that?
How wonderful to live in a world where birds and frogs both say beep! How wonderful to have an ocean of beautiful sharks with their dinosaur teeth! How wonderful the moon and her changing face, how wonderful the bees and their dancing to communicate, how wonderful shrimp and their forbidden layers of vision! How wonderful, you, and what you will give the world! The way we love things enough to spend entire blogs devoted to them? How people will let me explain my Pokemon team to them? How we will both jump at the scare in the movie, how we laugh so loudly, how it feels to give someone your baking? How wonderful to be alive. I am sorry for forgetting.
This is the process of getting better. With wonderful people and wonderful strangers and wonderful friends: I am getting better, slowly. Thank you, whoever you are. In some way, you’ve been wonderful, and left a wonderful place in the world to ripple out to me. In some small way - isn’t it beautiful - I promise, you’ve been helping.
#this is the one. #i always cry when i read it #guess what i'm doing right now? crying. yeah. i think i will reblog this more often #'how wonderful to be alive. i am sorry for forgetting.' #man.
#i dropped the 3kg i gained so my ed is leaving me alone for now #so i'm done with being bad company! yay! #call me basic but I Hear A Symphony is my comfort song #i was just walking through the field being assaulted by mosquitos and bursting into tears every time i saw a slug or a dragonfly #how'd that one tumblr post go again? #'how wonderful to be alive. i am sorry for forgetting.' #namethat-i.txt #cw disordered eating
namethat-i-oughttohavetoldyou’s personal headcanons regarding Cats: Part 2
The long awaited sequel while I take a break from writing my review. Haha. I’m gonna talk about giggly oldie cats today, because I need to think about something sweet. How do the cats laugh?
Well, to start things off right: when Jennyanydots laughs, she sounds like a tea kettle - lots of wheezing and gasping and a few loud “ha”s inbetween. It’s utterly infectious, but many wonder how she hasn’t run out of air yet.
Jellylorum snorts. You can’t convince me otherwise. She gives full five minutes of cute old lady giggles and then snorts so loudly that you just can’t help but laugh with her.
When Skimbleshanks laughs, the very same serious railway cat who takes great offense in hilarity and riot, he pulls up his vest until it covers his face and tries to stifle his giggling with it. However, this happens so often that nobody is fooled anymore.
Gus Sr. has the classical pirate laugh: boisterous, loud, strong and deep, and everyone is in awe every time he gets going because how can this old, frail cat produce such sounds? It’s a marvel, but it’s one that they are just too happy to experience.
One would think that Asparagus Jr. inherited this laugh from his father, but no. Far from it, honestly. Asparagus titters. And when he’s doing that for more than two minutes, he gets the worst hiccups. It’s so funny to look at and so contagious that the kittens host all-out joke competitions to make him laugh.
And Bustopher Jones is the odd one out, because there always is one. You know those people that have the most weird laughs, like that one grandpa on YouTube who goes “hyo hyo hyo”? Well, telling jokes to Bustopher is always a slippery slope, because he will either not get it, or he will completely bust a lung. There’s nothing dignified in the way Bustopher laughs; when the “YOOOOOP YOOP YOOP YOOP” starts, it’s game over for everyone in the vicinity.
(Yes, Bustopher’s laugh is absolutely stolen from an acquaintance of mine, and going to the cinema to see a comedy movie with him was the best thing I ever did in my entire life.)
#giggly cats #enjoy some utter stupidity today from yours truly #i needed it today. dont judge. and tbh i gave much thought about how skimbleshanks would laugh since he doesnt approve of hilarity #bc skimble just never laughing and just being stern but friendly? unacceptable. let this cat be giggly. but like- in secret. or so he wished #if i ever write an oldie cat laughing in my fics - keep this post in mind djkajdksd #cats the musical #namethat-i writes#jennyanydots#jellylorum#skimbleshanks #gus the theatre cat #asparagus jr. #bustopher jones #did i forget anyone? i hope not #i will maybe make part three with giggly younger cats but there are so manyyy #maybe someone else wants to? you can add to this post if you want! #edit: i forgot old d. UGHH. and grizabella. anyone have any ideas?
It just occured to me that my blog on fold-out view looks like the cats are very shocked at the profile pic while the profile pic is just as shocked to be stared at :’D
(said adorable profile pic was drawn by @ghost-of-box-five by the way! go and give their art some love, they gave me permission to use their cute little ministrap as pfp and I couldn’t be happier ;_; ♥♥♥)
Pfp said :0, cats said 👀🤨
#'how did you get inside that purple square thing?' #sskdfksjf ignore me this just made me laugh #wonderful art#by ghost-of-box-five #seriously look at their art. you will become a happier person #munkustrap #cats the musical #namethat-i.txt
#i'd trust this cat with my life #The Munkustance™ #he said >:( #op i love him #he has little black gloves on his paws!! and little boots!!! #this is like the ultimate cat #i love this style! and the yellow eyes are ♥♥♥ #yellow suits him.. ♥ #also SPIKES!!! let munk be punk #GASP!! Punkustrap... ;_; ♥♥♥ #i love him so much and this post needs more goddamn NOTES!!! D:< #furthermore; ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥#munkustrap #cats the musical #wonderful art
#am i annoying? #i dont know whats going on with me today but i have the feeling that the fandom is just. yknow. tolerating me #and i'm not making it better by not being happy on my blog all the time #i made that mistake in the last fandom too and after i talked about my ed it was just absolute radio silence from most people #i should probably just interact with people more and do ask memes and such but hhh. i feel like i'm even more annoying if i do that #because then i'm forcing people to interact with me and i don't want to be a nuisance #but i see new people in the fandom making friends so easily and i just wonder #what am i always doing wrong? it must be me. since other people dont have that problem at all - something must be wrong with me #always has been really. i was always the weird one and i only made friends when i upgraded to the Funny Person Who Always Makes Jokes™ #and as soon as most people noticed that i had a personality beyond that i was the weird one again #sometimes i wonder if i actually have a personality beyond that or if i just wished it would be so #i have met all of two irl people that were the exception to this. so... am i lying to them basically? idk. #there are far greater problems in the world so this is probably just pathetic i know. but i just want to know what's wrong with me. #if i'm annoying then i'm so sorry. i'm trying my best to be better/normal/whatever but i dont know where to start #anyway. back to our usual programme #namethat-i.txt
#alexander auler my beloved... #this demeter is so prettyyyyy aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa be still my foolish heart ;_; ♥♥♥ #please i want to go and drink coffee with them and i'd even be somewhat confident bc we all speak german akdkasjdksd #alexander is so talllll fksjfkjdkf he slouches so low lmao #god i love this demeter. who are you pretty lady??? #i am so gay #(sobs) #i want to hug them both ;_; #i love them!! #alexanderstrap auler#munkustrap#demeter #cats the musical #cats vienna
rewatched the original Cats with some friends after seeing the new trailer and i really wanted to redraw them!! mistoffelees is still my super favoritee
#MUNKUSTRAP HAS A LITTLE VEST!!! MUNKUSTRAP HAS!! A !!! LITTLE VEST!!!!!!!!!!! #skimble would be so proud :') #and the microphone... #(sobs) #asdkakd i love them all so much #they are so fuzzy #fluffy cats!! #i volunteer to pet them #every single one of them #ufguhughhghf i'm so soft #skimble's arm warmers I ;;_;; ♥♥♥♥ #uhhhhuhuehuhuh ;_; ♥♥♥ (crying noises) #i love them #i love them all!!! #i'm too lazy to tag them all right now so sorry #cats the musical #cats 1998#wonderful art
#marco's munk is literally so damn cute #look at this fluffy relaxed cat!! he's getting his picture taken but he doesn't mind ;_; ♥♥♥ #cuddle cats... #mexico cats i love yalls makeup so much #and your big bushy tails as well :') you're doing it right. #i love them all!!! #marcostrap salazar#munkustrap#jellylorum#sillabub#mungojerrie #cats the musical
#OH MY GOD!!!! #HIS EYES AJDKAJSKDJSD HE JUST GOES O_O ♥♥♥ #i love your art style!!! #THEY ARE SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! #his ears!!! #tugger was a flirty cat... then he became a gay exclamation mark #tale as old as time #this is the best dynamic. fight me #no more misto rolling his eyes - give me this #(sobs) #I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!! #♥♥♥♥♥ ;_; #rum tum tugger #mister mistoffelees #cats the musical #wonderful art
ok so what kind of legends would the jellicles have
We know they act oh-so-mystical-and-mysterious-creatures, but we don’t know a lot about their folklore? They have a strong connection with the Jellicle Moon and the Everlasting Cat, and we know about the Heavyside Layer too, but not much more, right?
I think they must have some kind of creation myth. Those are very neat! Maybe for every cat, or just the Jellicle tribe (or both?), depends on how you feel about the “Are all cats Jellicles?” question. These stories are about how cats are a blessing for the earth and how great it is to be a cat.
There must also be a story behind the Jellicle Ball - how the first cat ascending to the Heavyside Layer by the grace of the Everlasting with the hopes of a new life led to a tradition of showing respect towards the elders, cherishing them and thinking back of all their achievements.
And I think they have folk heroes too! They’re cunning and magical and, you know, everything that makes them cat-ish. Also, I’m pretty sure that the memory of those cats who’ve finished their lives is carried on by word of mouth (cats don’t write, after all), by storys, poems, songs and plays, and after some time, they become legends, too.
Some of these stories are so old, no one who’s known the cats they’re about are alive anymore. Not even their children, or their children’s children, so they’re more mystified than the newer ones.
Mhmmm, these were my immediate thoughts?
#oooh! i always love myself some meta :D #i'm too stressed right now to think of anything myself but I will think about this for a while #i saw two cats while going to the bank today... it was great. #anyway #cats the musical
Me, seeing y’all are doing that ask meme and reading your notps for Munk and Tugger: ohhh you will all hate me, you will all hate me so much, I am so sorry
#won't stop me though #it has been great being liked by all of you and i am so sorry to disappoint you ;_; seriously #namethat-i.txt #cats the musical #also just for the record: NO i am NOT talking about incest. nothing is canon. sometimes they dont feel related to me please dont kill me
#his paws.... i want to hold them ;_; ♥♥♥ #the big floofy paws... ;_; ♥ #also i love his little 😊 face #mr gruber this is illegal how dare you be so cute???? mr gruber answer me #one of the sweetest cats there ever was #whimsical munkistrap...... #(sobs) #excuse me i have to ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ #michaelstrap gruber#munkustrap #cats the musical #cats 1998
Munkustrap is not only the president of Jellicle Academy’s Drama Club, but also the vice-president of the Book Club, secretary of the Knitting Club, and a committee chairperson of the Student Council.
He’s a very busy person, but he’s always happy to help someone in need! Unfortunately, this leaves him with very little time to actually help himself.
#oh look at this sweet drama president cat!!!! #romantical-cats-game said munkustrap cardigan rights!!! YESSSS #soft munk... #he is friend shaped #his gentle little face i #;_; ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ahh #he's so cuuuttee #god i want to hug #this is a soft munk!!! #(sniff) i love him.. #one of the sweetest cats there ever was #please take care of yourself strap :'( #munkustrap #cats the musical #wonderful art
If you’ll excuse me, I will think thoroughly about Nicky Wuchinger’s Tugger today.
#this tugger gets to have the shared braincell of the junkyard more often than most tuggers #idk. he just seems less like a himbo and more like a hidden mastermind #also i just really like his makeup - it fits him so well! #especially around the eyes. very fierce #and his collar rules. double row of spikes! #also i said that i would be brave and start making rarepair content = tuggerstrap content - and it all starts with him #mostly because of the cutest lovey-dovey but still sly and smug looks he gives robert marx' munkustrap #i just like him a lot. please don't hate me #nicky tugginger #rum tum tugger #cats the musical