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Miraculous Ladybug Theory

Now, I get that it’s part of the mechanics of the show that we need to see Gabriel, as Hawkmoth, being evil and taking advantage of people, but most of us, myself included, have made fun of him for monologuing before he sends out his akuma because most of the time *he is the only one in the chamber.*

But.

BUT.

But *what if* he HAS to monologue?

Like, what if that’s the way he concentrates and enhances the negative emotion he can sense, so as to override his victim’s self-control?

Mayura does the same thing, and the peacock miraculous is also one that relies on using the emotions of the targets.

And if you think about it, there’s a verbal component to *every* miraculous power we’ve seen. *Except* for the butterfly and peacock. (You can’t really count “Go, my little akuma/amock”)

So my theory is that the monologues of Hawkmoth and Mayura are essentially the same thing as Ladybug calling out “Lucky Charm/Miraculous Ladybug” or Chat Noir saying “cataclysm” before destroying something.

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“Little Lies” by Fleetwood Mac

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“As doctors, we’re trained to be skeptical, because our patients lie to us all the time. The rule is, every patient is a liar until proven honest. Lying is bad. Or so we are told constantly from birth—honesty is the best policy, the truth shall set you free, I chopped down the cherry tree, whatever. The fact is, lying is a necessity. We lie to ourselves because the truth, the truth freaking hurts. No matter how hard we try to ignore or deny it, eventually the lies fall away, whether we like it or not. But here’s the truth about the truth: It hurts. So we lie.”

- Meredith Grey

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Music

“A Good Thing” by St. Etienne

“Monster Hospital” by Metric

“Wienermobile Girl” by Mike Tarantino

“I Got Some Moves” by Sam Winch

“Am I Just One” by Carey Ott

“Fool’s Gold” by Adrienne Pierce

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by R.E.M.

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“Fresh starts - thanks to the calendar, they happen every year. Just set your watch to January. Our reward for surviving the holiday season is a new year, bringing on the great tradition of New Year’s Resolutions. Put your past behind you and start over. It’s hard to resist the chance at a new beginning. A chance to put the problem’s of last year to bed. Who gets to determine when the old ends and the new begins? It’s not a day on a calendar, not a birthday, not a new year. It’s an event, big or small, something that changes us. Ideally, it gives us hope. A new way of living and looking at the world. Letting go of old habits, old memories… What’s important is that we never stop believing we can have a new beginning. But it’s also important to remember that amid all the crap… are a few things really worth holding on to.”

 - Meredith Grey

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Music

“Break Your Momma’s Back” by Slow Runner

“Hide Another Mistake” by The 88

“One of These Days” by Kraak and Smaak

“Ride” by Cary Brothers

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by Elmo and Patsy

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“It’s an urban myth that suicide rates spike at the holidays. Turns out they actually go down. Experts think it’s because people are less inclined to off themselves when surrounded by family. Ironically, that same family togetherness is thought to be the reason that depression rates actually do spike at the holidays. Yeah, okay. Izzie doesn’t count. There’s an old proverb that says you can’t choose your family. You take what the fates hand you. And like them or not, love them or not, understand them or not, you cope. Then there’s the school of thought that says the family you’re born into is simply a starting point. They feed you, and clothe you, and take care of you until you’re ready to go out into the world and find your tribe.”

 - Meredith Grey

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Music

“The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole

“This Christmastime” by Mascott & Dave Derby

“Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town” by Lou Rawls

“Back Door Santa” by Jet

“Christmas After All” by Maria Taylor

“Here Comes Your Ride” by Holidays on Ice

“It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” by Sixpence None the Richer

“Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming” by Catie Curtis

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by Yes

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“Forty years ago, the Beatles asked the world a simple question: they wanted to know where all the lonely people came from. My latest theory is that a great many of the lonely people come from hospitals. More precisely, the surgical wing of hospitals. As surgeons, we ignore our own needs so we can meet our patients’ needs. We ignore our friends and families so we can save other people’s friends and families. Which means that, at the end of the day, all we really have is ourselves. And nothing in this world can make you feel more alone than that. Four hundred years ago, another well-known English guy had an opinion about being alone. John Donne. He thought we were never alone. Of course it was fancier when he said it. No man is an island entire unto himself. Boil down that island talk and he just meant that all anyone needs is someone to step in and let us know we’re not alone. And who’s to say that someone can’t have four legs. Someone to play with, or run around with, or just hang out.”

 - Meredith Grey

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Music

“I Me You I’m Your” by Jim Noir

“Two Step” by Gemma Hayes

“Tears and Rain” by James Blunt

“Sunny Road” by Emilíana Torrini

“War on Sound” by Moonbabies

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For my last Drama assignment, we were told to write a one-page monologue about how Covid has affected us. Now, I haven’t had writing inspiration since we got out of school two months ago, but I had to do this assignment. My teacher gave us pointers, and I said “Well, it’s all or nothing”, so I just wrote it.

I am honestly kinda proud of how extra I made this sound, and it was a lot easier than I originally expected, so I’m gonna share it. (Please keep in mind that my mindset was ‘if it’s not good enough for Tumblr, you’re not writing good enough’)

  Have patience? You expect me to still have patience? That’s a terrible idea, really, trusting me with the ability to do that. At first, sure, sure, patience was still a word that could be made sense of in my brain. It was only three weeks at first, and then we would be back. But then there was more. Those three weeks turned into like two months. Two months! Do you have any fathomable capability of understanding what that meant? Do you? I’ll tell you what it meant.

  Track season? Gone. Nonexistent, what was track again? Our 8th grade trip was cancelled too! Seeing friends on their birthdays? Or just hanging out with them in general? Hah. Gone. Zero possibility. Then, our Strings trip, which was literally 5 days after my birthday mind you, was blown into the world of cancellation, along with our last concert of the year and our 8th grade class’ last one ever in middle school. And another thing! My birthday: my wonderful, glorious 14th birthday. Mom had a huge trip planned for her and I to take the family on, and I would’ve missed an entire week of school, had my birthday off (remember it’s on Memorial Day) and then came back for EOG’s. 

  We were originally exited. I had hope and patience then. Even if school was out until the 15th, that didn’t necessarily mean that our trip was cancelled, I could still have friends over, and when I came back I wouldn’t have to have EOG’s right after my birthday! The nerve that this virus has to wipe any possibility of doing anything on that day, ooh it has some nerve.

  I thought of another one: the 8th grade formal. Now, while ‘it’s just another dance’ and ‘it’s not as important as prom or homecoming’, I was still exited. Dresses and nice attire, and a special way to end our last year seemed like a lot of fun.

  And finally! The thing that was right next to my birthday on my list of upcoming excitements: Graduation. Strings and Band were going to play together for the first time in three years, and I wanted to talk to Mrs. Tant about doing something with Glee. We were going to have awards for everyone, and NHD participants were going to be recognized, and I was so happy for everyone.

  All in all, I hate this. My anxiety welcomes the peace of not having to deal with people, but there’s only so much time I can be around both sides of my family and siblings before I go insane. Let’s just hope I can start 9th grade in person.

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hey does anyone have any monologue site reccomendations besides backstage? or any dramas you recommend monologues from? doing some monologue work + auditioning, anything appreciated 💘

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by The Who

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“When you were a kid, it was Halloween candy. You hid it from your parents and you ate it until you got sick. In college, it was the heavy combo of youth, tequila and well, you know. As a surgeon, you take as much of the good as you can get because it doesn’t come around nearly as often as it should. ‘Cause good things aren’t always what they seem. Too much of anything, even love, is not always a good thing. How do you know when how much is too much? Too much too soon. Too much information. Too much fun. Too much love. Too much to ask… And when is it all just too much to bear?”

 - Meredith Grey

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Music

“Night of the Dancing Flame” by Róisín Murphy

“Lotion” by Greenskeepers

“Crying Shame” by Get Set Go

“You and Me” by Lifehouse

“High” by James Blunt

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“Thanks for the Memory” by Bob Hope

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“Gratitude, appreciation, giving thanks. No matter what words you use, they all mean the same thing. Happy. We’re supposed to be happy. Grateful for friends, family. Happy just to be alive. Whether we like it or not. Maybe we’re not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we’re thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we’re thankful for the things we’ll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.”

 - Meredith Grey

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Music

“Nu Nu (Yeah Yeah)” by Fannypack

“New Song (From Me to You)” by Dressy Bessy

“Too Hard” by Mark McAdam

“Dance” by The O.A.O.Ts

“Serenade” by Emilíana Torrini

“Not Going Anywhere” by Keren Ann

“Sad Eyes” by Josh Rouse

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by The Beatles

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“In the eighth grade my English class had to read Romeo and Juliet. Then for extra credit, Mrs. Snyder made us act out all the parts. Sal Scafarillo was Romeo. As fate would have it, I was Juliet… all the other girls were jealous, but I had a slightly different take. I told Mrs. Snyder that Juliet was an idiot. For starters she falls for the one guy she knows she can’t have, then she blames fate for her own bad decision. Mrs. Snyder explained to me that when fate comes into play choice sometimes goes out the window, and that I would be lucky if I ever experienced that type of true love. At the ripe old age of 13, I was very clear that love, like life, is about making choices. And fate has nothing to do with it. Everyone thinks it’s so romantic, Romeo and Juliet, true love, how sad. If Juliet was stupid enough to fall for the enemy, drink the bottle of poison, and go to sleep in a mausoleum, she deserved whatever she got. Maybe Romeo and Juliet were fated to be together, but just for a while, and then their time passed. If they could have known that beforehand, maybe it all would have been okay. I told Mrs. Snyder that when I was grown up, I’d take fate into my own hands. I wouldn’t let some guy drag me down. Mrs. Snyder said that I’d be lucky if I ever had that kind of passion with someone, and that if I did, we’d be together forever. Even now, I believe that for the most part, love is about choices. It’s about putting down the poison and the dagger and making your own happy ending…most of the time. And that sometimes, despite all your best choices and all your best intentions… fate wins anyway.”

 - Meredith Grey

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Music

“Sexy Mistake” by The Chalets

“No Sleep Tonight” by The Faders

“Bang Bang to the Rock’n’Roll” by Gabin

“I Melt With You” by Nouvelle Vague

“Far Away Blues” by Joe Purdy

“Miss Halfway” by Anya Marina

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by Bonnie Raitt

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“Communication. It’s the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or how to ask for what we really need. At the end of the day, there are some things you just can’t help but talk about. Some things we just don’t want to hear, and some things we say because we can’t be silent any longer. Some things are more than what you say, they’re what you do. Some things you say because there’s no other choice. Some things you keep to yourself. And not too often, but every now and then, some things simply speak for themselves.”

 - Meredith Grey

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Music

“Better Off Dead” by The Faders

“Chewing Gum” by Annie

“Since You’ve Been Around” by Rosie Thomas

“Other Side of the World” by KT Tunstall

“Get Through” by Mark Joseph

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by The Psychedelic Furs

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“In general, people can be categorized in one of two ways — those who love surprises and those who don’t. I don’t. I’ve never met a surgeon that enjoys a surprise, because as surgeons, we like to be in the know. We have to be in the know, because when we aren’t, people die and lawsuits happen. Am I rambling? I think I’m rambling. Okay, so my point, actually, and I do have one, has nothing to do with surprises or death or lawsuits, or even surgeons. My point is this: whoever said “What you don’t know can’t hurt you”, was a complete and total moron. Because for most people I know, not knowing is the worst feeling in the world. Okay, fine. Maybe it’s the second worst. As surgeons, there are so many things we have to know. We have to know we have what it takes. We have to know how to take care of our patients… and how to take care of each other. Eventually, we even have to figure out how to take care of ourselves. As surgeons we have to be in the know. But as human beings, sometimes it’s better to stay in the dark, because in the dark there may be fear, but there’s also hope.”

 - Meredith Grey

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Music

“Blood and Peanut Butter” by B.C. Camplight

“Back Where I Was” by The Hereafter

“The City Lights” by Umbrellas

“Today Has Been Okay” by Emilíana Torrini

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