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Algebra Applies to the Clouds

“Algebra applies to the clouds, the radiance of the star benefits the rose–no thinker would dare to say that the perfume of the hawthorn is useless to the constellations. Who could ever calculate the path of a molecule? How do we know that the creations of worlds are not determined by falling grains of sand? Who can understand the reciprocal ebb and flow of the infinitely great and the infinitely small, the echoing of causes in the abyss of being and the avalanches of creation? A mite has value; the small is great, the great is small. All is balanced in necessity; frightening vision for the mind. There are marvelous relations between beings and things, in this inexhaustible whole, from sun to grub, there is no scorn, each needs the other. Light does not carry terrestrial perfumes into the azure depths without knowing what it does with them; night distributes the stellar essence to the sleeping plants. Every bird that flies has the thread of the infinite in its claw. Germination includes the hatching of a meteor and the tap of a swallow’s beak breaking the egg, and it guides the birth of the earthworm, and the advent of Socrates. Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has a greater view? Choose. A bit of mold is a pleiad of flowers; a nebula is an anthill of stars. The same promiscuity, and still more wonderful, between the things of the intellect and material things. Elements and principles are mingled, combined, espoused, multiplied one by another, to the point that the material world, and the moral world are brought into the same light. Phenomena are perpetually folded back on themselves. In the vast cosmic changes, universal life comes and goes in unknown quantities, rolling everything up in the invisible mystery of the emanations, using everything, losing no dream from any single sleep, sowing a microscopic animal here, crumbling a star there, oscillating and gyrating, making a force of light, and an element of thought, disseminated and indivisible dissolving all, that geometric point, the self; reducing everything to the soul-atom; making everything blossom into God; entangling from the highest to the lowest, all activities in the obscurity of a dizzying mechanism, linking the flight of an insect to the movement of the earth, subordinating–who knows, if only by the identity of the law–the evolutions of the comet in the firmament to the circling of the protozoa in the drop of water. A machine made of mind. Enormous gearing, whose first motor is the gnat, and whose last is the zodiac.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

I recently found this quote from Les Misérables and I forgot how incredibly amazing of a writer Victor Hugo really was. Knowing the story in and out and seeing it on Broadway more than enough times to count on two hands .. I love this. I’m not sure where my book went but I really want to get my hands on it again. I’m hoping I still have it .. somewhere really. If not I’ll find another and buy it online.

Anyway, today (Saturday) was fun. We went down to Centralia, WA. It’s nothing like Centralia, PA but it was a cute little town with a lot of antique shops and (best of all) frozen yogurt! A few bars and taverns and food places places in between and a breakfast place even right attached to the one antique mall. (Which actually turned out to be a hotel as well so that’s pretty cool also.)

I hate being lazy though. I waste my weekends and never get anything done and want to be more productive if I can. I have no ambition so I feel what he’s going through with not having a job. But still. We have things to get done and things we want to do and keep talking about doing but we just don’t do them. Then I’m mad/upset they’re not done. I really need some motivation in order to be domestic. And it sucksssss.

Any advice? Haha

xoxoxo

Koral Dawn

Psych: The Musical *SPOILERS*

Psych - Season 7

I am currently sitting here watching Psych The Musical’s Premiere on USA Network Television. Now, I love Psych, don’t get me wrong at all, but I already see a problem with it. Shawn’s lip-syncing most of it and there’s a voice over. At least with Gus you can’t really tell from the opening. I don’t think it’s my TV as so much as the source it’s playing from. I could be wrong, and don’t take my word for it. But from that opening scene, it seems like the whole thing is just streamed in the background.

So far this is interesting to watch. Psych haven’t been on the TV in quite sometime, and I was almost forgetting it was existing. This one, however, is a good plot so far because it is about a Playwright and looking for actors/singers. I love Broadway and most Musicals that you can find on video and on Broadway.

Low and Behold… look who makes an appearance.. Anthony Rapp. Who does Anthony Rapp play on a musical on film… none other than Mark in the musical RENT. I knew his voice as soon as it hit the screen and saw his face. He is an amazing singer and his performance in RENT was beyond top-notch for me.

My my, Carlton’s voice is quite interesting if you ask me. (If it’s really his!) He has a nice deep voice. I quite admire it if I do say so myself. Jules, on the other hand, I do not believe she should sing. She has a more soft voice and it doesn’t mix well with Carlton’s voice and Shawn’s. 

Of course, Ally Sheedy has to make her appearance back on Psych The Musical. She is back as her character, Mr. Yang. Her character was a psycho killer in three previous episodes of Psych. Her character in Psych is one of many I do enjoy. On a side note: Gus’ next line is the one that makes me smile the most: “I sell the drugs that keep you people from seeing dragons at night.” Her standing there with balloons on the middle of the stage is kind of creepy if you ask me. She does bring some color to the stage there in this scene, if you ask me. “Lassie, stop it!”

Alright, now, at least this time when Jules sings, it seems like she’s actually singing while she’s dancing. Gus, is quite the dancer! Which makes sense, because he HAS been on Broadway before and enjoys the theatre as much as I do. “That’s it, Gi-gantor, lock her back up!”

Barry Bostwick makes an appearance in this episode. He was in The Rocky Horror Picture Show back in 1975 as Brad Majors- A Hero (according to IMDB) He’s also set to play in the new Scorpion King coming out in 2014.

“It’s like calling yourself Jean Claude Van Damnit.” 

Some very nice Phantom of the Opera music played when someone falls from the catwalk in the next scene when they are looking for Miles. The actor cast as the “Inspector” in the play The Ripper, had stated that he just saw him going up the catwalk… cliche scream, and someone drops from the ceiling. *Cue Phantom Music* Very nicely done, but predictable.

Woody, Kurt Fuller is amazing in this. He’s great for the part in this series, but has a very different one in Supernatural. He plays a badass character in Supernatural, and in Psych, he is a hilarious heart-felt humorous guy who you’d never think would be an angel in a hardcore series. Two very different roles, but he’s amazing at both of them. Brooke Lyons appears in this show as well. She plays Elisa, the actor who was not invited back to this show from the previous one. Brooke also played in 2 Broke Girls for a short time, the TV series.

Shawn jumping through a pane of glass had him let out probably the funniest little shriek I’ve ever heard from him. (“Did you hear about Pluto? That’s messed up right?” Gus always has the best one liners in this show. I hope that’s how he is in real life.) The moment they all leave the car… Mr. Yang (Sheedy) of course, escapes. Just what they needed, right? Who thinks she has a hand in this mystery again? I do wish she would be a good person. I think she deserves it, even though she’s in the mental institution… all people deserve a second chance.. no?

Shawn sneaking out of the police office is great. Mister Yang Skype calls Shawn in the middle of the Police briefing and Shawn proceeds to teach her a dance through Skype with Carlton staring at him through a window. Sneaking back in was no surprise either.. he steals Gus to teach her more through Skype. She gives them one bit of info, and then hangs up. Typical Mister Yang… don’t you think? Drinking juice boxes in the mental hospital ward… classy boys, classy.

“You’re a good-looking man when you’re humble.” -Carlton. Man, he is just blowing it out of the park with his voice in this so far, if that really is his voice. I think he should get into singing on Broadway as well, like Gus. Karen’s got a nice solid voice that I can also be seeing on more film in the future. That makes me happy, I was waiting for her to sing. This must have taken a lot of time to put together, all this dancing and choreography that they put into this, i can understand why it was put off until the middle of December, haha. The small little dances in this just seems like it can take months for them to perfect and not laugh during the filming.

The four of them make a great team. Yes, let’s shout at the killer and make him run off. Of course he was there the night of the fire! Where do you think he was going to be while his play was running, sitting at home twiddling his thumbs? I think not! He’s going to be there. (I don’t think Armitage is the killer, but you never know; have to go with the story line.)

Turns out… he’s just a crappy husband. 

Oh joy, leave it to Mister Yang to call Shawn in the middle of his dad’s house.. Way to go dad, just hang up on the girl why don’t you? Let’s go look for the guy who’s killing everyone now, why don’t we? Wow, this guy really is insane… I LOVE IT. … All the while that Gus is trying to get a part in the musical that they are making.. and is not succeeding at all.

Ahh, leave it to Mister Yang… aka Sheedy. Man, can Gus take any longer to run down those stairs? Poor Shawn is standing there dangling by his neck and he’s trying to help him… but he’s taking his sweet old-time it seems like.. Let’s sing her a song.. “Wang, yeah, wang, I like Wang.” -Gus

They’re just getting everything wrong in this one… I wonder who the real killer is.. Now I’m not going to give the ending away, but it ends with a very nice song sung by Shawn while playing the inspector on stage at the play! “Blood will spill, so please come running.”

*That awkward moment when Gus starts tapping on stage to improvise during the show..*

With the end just here, you all need to o and watch it. I told you everything you need to know to be suspicious about who the killer is.. I’M MAKING YOU ALL GO WATCH IT!

NEW SEASON OF PSYCH PREMIERES JANUARY 8TH! WHO’S EXCITED?!

||KoralDawn||