#barbara maitland Tumblr posts

  • weshallcleansetheworld
    28.01.2022 - 7 hours ago

    Beetlejuice action figures

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  • polyamships
    22.01.2022 - 5 days ago
    #ao3feed#fandom: beetlejuice #ot3: adam maitland x barbara maitland x lawrence beetlejuice shoggoth #fanwork: fanfic
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  • theserpentsnight
    22.01.2022 - 6 days ago

    Im thinking about the different kind of chaotic that Betelgeuse and Lydia are; Betelgeuse is great at destructive chaos but Lydia is a calculating kind of chaos. Like, the most recent Thanksgiving in the Maitland-Deetz household went to ruin IMMEDIATELY because Delia went to get the pie she bought and found it like this

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  • theserpentsnight
    21.01.2022 - 6 days ago

    Yeah they're bats dw

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  • barbarasjugs
    21.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    Barbara: On a scale of one to ten, how lonely are you?

    Beetlejuice: it stops at 10?

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  • polyamships
    17.01.2022 - 1 week ago
    #ao3feed#fandom: beetlejuice #ot3: adam maitland x barbara maitland x lawrence beetlejuice shoggoth #fanwork: fanfic
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  • patchedbodys
    16.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    also sorry for all the sad maitlands i post but its kind of my brand at this point

    #their story is a tragedy and its about death and its sad #but also their story is full of love and its abt living and its hopeful #its the intricacies #he screams#the maitlands#adam maitland#barbara maitland
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  • patchedbodys
    16.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    Sometimes I think about barbara and adam never once mentioning anyone who would grieve them, like not even in the movie where the only person showed to be 'grieving' seems to only care about the house. Also the fact that in both productions their furniture is not claimed by anyone/sent anywhere but the dump and the rest is put in the attic, they had no family members or friends to come look through anything.

    Like there are obviously people in the town they interact with in both productions outside of their neighbor, but both those interactions are easily brushed off and seem unimportant to either of them except to be a funny little story that adam tells his wife about. Not to mention them actively not wanting to interact with even their neighbor and closing her out (literally) when she comes over to talk to them when they’re alive. So it’s clear that there are people there they could be close to, that they could build relationships with, but the two of them keep everyone out except each other - just utterly alone and closed off from the world unless its something they can do together or tell the other about.

    And it makes you wonder about their past (never mentioned that I know of) and childhoods and even just time in the current town, because what could make them both so scared to get out into the world and build relationships with people? Something they’re both clearly capable of because they love each other immensely and have had a relationship for 10+ years (as implied by Ready Set Not Yet). I feel like any answer you can come up with will be heartbreaking and just makes you wanna love them more y’know? At least it does for me, because despite all this these two have so much capability for love and building relationships with people, it’s just that unfortunately it took them dying to realize this but they did finally get the family and friendships they wanted deep down finally

    #this was in my drafts and i cleaned it up and worded it better #but its made me think about them again #i love the maitlands so much #and like everyones gonna have their own hc's abt their past #mine is sad t4t headcanons because i am the resident maitlands t4t truther #anyways yeah i wasnt sure how to end this really its just something i noticed and was thinking about #he screams#beetlejuice#beetlejuice musical #Beetlejuice the musical #The Maitlands#barbara maitland#adam maitland
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  • linaharutaka
    12.01.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    the maitlands and paulette :)

    #beetlejuice the musical #beetlejuice#the maitlands#adam maitland#barbara maitland #legally blonde the musical #legally blonde#paulette bonafonté#paulette buonofuonte#paulette #idk what the actual one is KFBDKBD #my art
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  • keiko86chanart
    10.01.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    A big bunch of rough sketches showing how I imagine the dynamics between the Deetz-Maitland family members.


    - Lydia and her 4 parents

    - Beetlelands dynamics

    Charles and Delia being essentially Beetlejuice’s new parents 

    - Chaotic siblings Lidya and Beej

    - A lot of warm hugging 💚🖤

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  • polyamships
    07.01.2022 - 2 weeks ago
    #ao3feed#fandom: beetlejuice #ot3: adam maitland x barbara maitland x lawrence beetlejuice shoggoth #fanwork: fanfic
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  • polyamships
    06.01.2022 - 3 weeks ago
    #ao3feed#fandom: beetlejuice #ot3: adam maitland x barbara maitland x lawrence beetlejuice shoggoth #fanwork: fanfic
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  • gothyteen15
    06.01.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Ghost Mom Always Rescuses Me From The Tickle Demon

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  • did-you-even-read-the-handbook
    02.01.2021 - 3 weeks ago


    Lydia: I’m angry

    Adam: Punch a pillow

    Lydia: Tried that, doesn’t work

    Delia: Slam your face into a pillow and cry for hours

    Lydia: Works most of the time but not enough

    BJ: Punch someone

    Barbara: NO! ...Punch a sibling




    Barbara: What? Siblings are just free punching bags

    BJ: Who traumatized you?

    This came out of my mouth and it is allowed to be stolen

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  • witchyrem-ains
    31.12.2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Who were Adam and Barbara Maitland before they died?

    What were Adam and Barbara like growing up? I’m here to discuss that. I’ve compiled a head canon list of who I believe Musical Adam and Barbara were when they were alive (with some influence taken from Movie Adam and Barbara). All family names were inspired by the original actor’s families. None of the names I chose are “canon” to either the Movie or Musical versions of Adam and Barbara. Matter of fact, none of this is canon. It’s just fun.

    Adam Maitland: 

    Born and raised in Winter River, Connecticut. 

    Mother (Carol) ran her own house cleaning service, Father (Alexander) worked at “Maitland Hardware” a Mom ‘n Pop Shop that was founded by his Grandfather. 

    Alexander passed away when Adam was a toddler. 

    Carol (with very few options) moved in with her widowed mother-in-law (Adam’s fraternal Grandmother); Beth. 

    Beth was a kind woman, but a devout Mormon, and insisted that if Carol wanted to live with her; she and Adam had to attend church with her.

    Carol begrudgingly agreed and moved into the small apartment above Maitland Hardware, sharing the small space with her mother-in-law and son.

    Carol sold off her house cleaning service and worked full time at Maitland Hardware, and part time at the adjacent Barber Shop. 

    Money was tight and there was always tension in the household. Carol and Beth frequently argued about money, church, and what was best for Adam.

    Adam grew up pretty numb to the arguing. When he was younger he vaguely remembers being nervous all the time, and trying his best to keep quiet and stay out of the way. 

    There was no hiding from the arguing though as the hardware store and apartment were his home and that’s just how life was.

    When Adam was 8 Carol died in a car crash. He was understandably devastated and spent many days and nights crying to his grandmother. 

    Beth did her best to comfort him, but her advice always circled back to, “Doing good works for others will make you feel better.”

    Adam internalized this and stopped focusing on himself.

    Like many “good” Mormons, Adam was baptized, served during Sacrament, gave his Testimony, attended Mutual, worked his way up the Boy Scout ranks to Eagle Scout, and planned for his Mission.

    Even though he kept himself busy with “doing good works” he always felt uneasy around his peers. Adam felt like a fraud, but he didn’t know why. He was a good person. He worked hard. Took care of the Hardware Store. He was active in church and school. Took care of his aging grandmother. Yet, despite all of this, he wasn’t happy...

    Barbara Davis:

    Born in Corinth, Vermont.

    Her mother died during labor, leaving Barbara to be raised by her single father; William Davis.

    William was a truck driver by trade, but became a mechanic to try and be home for Barbara as often as he could. 

    A much as he would have liked to stay home and care for Barbara she was more often than not left in the care of various babysitters.

    William worked long hours, and if he had any extra time in the day he spent those hours drinking.

    William struggled with the loss of his wife, caring for Barbara, paying the bills, and keeping food on the table. All of this led to him becoming an alcoholic when Barbara was a child.

    Barbara learned at a young age to be self-reliant for everything. She would prepare meals, get laundry done, clean the house, and just about every other chore including throwing a blanket over her father who’d often pass out from drinking too much (though she would have been too young to understand). 

    Barbara had a natural talent for crafting, needlework, and papercrafts. On Holidays Barbara would hand-make all of the decorations in the house and would get very upset if anyone “hurt” or damaged any of her crafts.

    Barbara had a large interest in painting and wanted to take art classes as a child (mudpies and paper fortune tellers could only entertain her for so long) but since cash was tight a broken hearted William had to tell her “No”. 

    Soon after this William lost his job as a mechanic for “drinking on the job” which led him and Barbara down a rocky road of constantly moving to find work and survive.

    Barbara was about 12 when her father’s never ending hunt to maintain a job began.

    She decorated her side of her father’s truck with stickers, pictures out of magazines, and the few crafts that could sit on the dashboard.

    She doesn’t remember how many times he “found a new job” then lost it within a few weeks just to get back in the truck and start driving again.

    Due to the constant upheaval Barbara never stayed in any particular High School very long and was mostly self taught during her high school years (what else are you going to do stuck in an old truck driving around all day)?

    They either stayed with relatives, family friends, “friends” her Dad met on the road, or in motels.

    Despite William’s drinking, his priority was to always provide for Barbara and keep her safe. Barbara was never once put into a situation where she was in danger or felt unsafe. William would have rather died than allow ANYONE to harm her. 

    -Eventually when Barbara was 16, William managed to find work in a small town called Winter River, helping to run a Hardware store and do a little mechanic work on the side. 

    Adam Maitland & Barbara Davis:

    Adam and Barbara met each other while William and Beth talked about business and housing options.

    Adam was immediately struck by how beautiful Barbara was; she was petite, soft-spoken, bouncy blonde hair, her eyes a shade of blue he’d never seen before, and the prettiest pinkest lips with the world’s most beautiful smile. He didn’t understand what he was feeling, but looking back he knows he was in love with her the moment he saw her.

    Adam was goofy and awkward, kind of lanky but genuinely sincere and kind while he welcomed her to Winter River. There wasn’t much to show, but Adam led her outside and pointed out everything to her, right down to the types of wild flowers growing on the hills. 

    Barbara was curious about this sweet new guy who’d appeared out of the aisles of the Hardware store. As goofy as he was, he was also enthusiastic, sweet, obviously passionate, and excitable. His short and curly brown hair was cute, so cute that she had to resist playing with his curls, and his smile warmed her heart.

    She couldn’t quite explain it but there was something special about Adam.


    And that’s all I have for now. If this gets any traction I might add more in the future.

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  • rinadragomir
    25.12.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Oh hi Barbara

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  • totally-incorrect-theatre-quotes
    23.12.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Lydia: Barbara you love me right?

    Barbara: …normally I would say yes without hesitation but I feel like this is going somewhere I won’t like

    #barbara maitland#lydia deetz #Beetlejuice the musical #beetlejuice musical #incorrect beetlejuice quotes #Beetlejuice
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  • 1percentcharge
    23.12.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Was time for my bimonthly attempt at realism

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  • totally-incorrect-theatre-quotes
    22.12.2021 - 1 mont ago

    Barbara: We call that a traumatic event

    Barbara *to Lydia*: Not a "bruh moment"

    Barbara *to Beetlejuice*: Not a "major L"

    Barbara *back to Lydia*: And definitely not an "OOF lmao"

    #barbara maitland#Beetlejuice #Beetlejuice the musical #beetlejuice musical #incorrect beetlejuice quotes #lydia deetz
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