galaxyspeaking:

Hey remember when I said last night that I wanted to do a mini comic with Romeo and Juliet ?
I actually wanted to do the balcony scene with a fire escape, but then a friend pointed out that it reminded her of West Side story. And -this is the most embarrassing moment ever- I told her ‘wait isn’t west side story something set in the far west ? like… with cowboys and stuff ?’……………… yeah that’s how much I actually know about it. A quick wikipedia search and boom there goes my fire escape plan ! I don’t really mind the similarities but I thought it would be better to acknowledge them rather than ignore them so I’ll watch the movie and see what I can do !
I still have that page drawn. And I still want to draw the comic. Some people told me they’d still like to have my take on that scene, so I’m going to do it, but I wanted to pay my respects to the movie/musical first !

galaxyspeaking:

Hey remember when I said last night that I wanted to do a mini comic with Romeo and Juliet ?

I actually wanted to do the balcony scene with a fire escape, but then a friend pointed out that it reminded her of West Side story. And -this is the most embarrassing moment ever- I told her ‘wait isn’t west side story something set in the far west ? like… with cowboys and stuff ?’……………… yeah that’s how much I actually know about it. A quick wikipedia search and boom there goes my fire escape plan ! I don’t really mind the similarities but I thought it would be better to acknowledge them rather than ignore them so I’ll watch the movie and see what I can do !

I still have that page drawn. And I still want to draw the comic. Some people told me they’d still like to have my take on that scene, so I’m going to do it, but I wanted to pay my respects to the movie/musical first !

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sophiereads-sophiewrites replied to your post: 1653 said : I love this whole th…

The West Side Story gangs are Puerto Rican and American respectively, so the wars are largely based on racial territory. I think you’re good in that department. :)

To be honest I wanted to take all of the ‘tragedy’ out of the story. I know I know, the fact that the two families are arch enemies and all is what makes Romeo and Juliet even better but I wanted to try and write them off as just, you know, two families from the same neighbourhood and they really just don’t like each other. like ‘ugh not this girl again, romeo’ ‘I don’t like her she has a bad influence on you’…

Romeo’s family would NOT be dirt poor or super rich, just maybe middle class and his parents would be super concerned about his future and would want him to get the best education possible and it’s sometimes smothering him a little.He’d want to be a regular teenager and he envies Juliet because she seems so cool and relaxed about everything !

Juliet’s family would be a big one, full of uncles and cousins, and aunts, and they’d be all cocky and loud and would give a ‘dangerous’ vibe but they’d actually be pretty nice once you’d get to know them ! Juliet’s education would probably be assured once she’d actually commit to school, she could even get a scholarship to go to college since she’s gifted for sports.

Juliet would be like this cold queen snapping at misogynistic comments from guys and Romeo would be like your typical sweet boy, all dreamy and naive and at first she’d think he’s an idiot but he treats her respectfully but not like she’s made of glass either. He’s open and honest and she ends up spending more and more time with him. Maybe they hang out after school, or they get detention for doing shenanigans ?

Anyway, those were my headcanons, I don’t even know if I can use them or not but those were my thoughts. I hope they weren’t too cliché >.< !

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1653 said :

I love this whole thing, so don’t be upset! But you should check out the comic Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly. Romeo&Juliet set in 80’s New York City. love your stuff!

Thank you ! I have to say I was a little upset at first because the idea came out from a dream I had this weekend, so I thought ‘heh this is pretty original I could do something with it’ and today I found out that it totally wasn’t so for a few minutes I was a little ‘oh. well. So I will have to call it fanart then ?’

But I’m good with it ! As long as I know it and people don’t call me out on it everything is fine ! I’ll definitely try to get my hands on that comic because it seems like something I’d like to read (80’s NYC that’s my jam YES)

rinwritestheuniverse said:

It’s a great musical, and an interesting retelling of Romeo and Juliet, it’s heavily race based, however, so it’ll be simple to differentiate your piece from the movie/musical. My high school is doing a rendition of it next year.

What do you mean, race based ? Like… it comes off as racist now ? or is it just super stereotypical ? One of my main concerns and the reason why I didn’t want to try and make a total ‘retelling’ of Romeo and Juliet is because I thought I wouldn’t be able to handle it properly and end up being stereotypical and/or hurtful by mistake.. given that I’m european and don’t know a single thing about the US except from what I gather here and there… Plus, Romeo and Juliet is probably the most adaptated story ever ! My inspirations for this mini comic were Baz Luhrman’s movie and for some reason Pretty Woman ?! I don’t know what went through my head hahah ! I’m definitely interested in it, I like seeing modern adaptations of classics !

bucketofchum said:

Wahh super cute! Also super cute with race bending!

Heh thanks hun ! I’ll try to make it right >.<

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Hey remember when I said last night that I wanted to do a mini comic with Romeo and Juliet&#160;?
I actually wanted to do the balcony scene with a fire escape, but then a friend pointed out that it reminded her of West Side story. And -this is the most embarrassing moment ever- I told her &#8216;wait isn&#8217;t west side story something set in the far west&#160;? like&#8230; with cowboys and stuff&#160;?&#8217;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;&#8230; yeah that&#8217;s how much I actually know about it. A quick wikipedia search and boom there goes my fire escape plan&#160;! I don&#8217;t really mind the similarities but I thought it would be better to acknowledge them rather than ignore them so I&#8217;ll watch the movie and see what I can do&#160;!
I still have that page drawn. And I still want to draw the comic. Some people told me they&#8217;d still like to have my take on that scene, so I&#8217;m going to do it, but I wanted to pay my respects to the movie/musical first&#160;!

Hey remember when I said last night that I wanted to do a mini comic with Romeo and Juliet ?

I actually wanted to do the balcony scene with a fire escape, but then a friend pointed out that it reminded her of West Side story. And -this is the most embarrassing moment ever- I told her ‘wait isn’t west side story something set in the far west ? like… with cowboys and stuff ?’……………… yeah that’s how much I actually know about it. A quick wikipedia search and boom there goes my fire escape plan ! I don’t really mind the similarities but I thought it would be better to acknowledge them rather than ignore them so I’ll watch the movie and see what I can do !

I still have that page drawn. And I still want to draw the comic. Some people told me they’d still like to have my take on that scene, so I’m going to do it, but I wanted to pay my respects to the movie/musical first !

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daffodil, peony, locust!

Daffodil:What’s the most thoughtful present you’ve ever received?

Hmm. I don’t know. All my presents were meaningful in a way and I don’t get attached that easily… agh sorry I really don’t know !

Peony:What’s your favorite hot beverage?

Hot cocoa with a hint of honey !

Locust:What was your favorite book as a child?

Already answered this one so I’ll pass >.< !

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Violet:Do you like where you’re from?

I answered this in a very specific way on my ask blog, but I wanted to try and answer more generally, meaning : Am I happy to be from France ? In some ways I am, I like our culture, landscapes and castles, for example. But I’m also getting a lot of second hand embarrassement whenever I go to foreign countries because most of french tourists are complete douchebags and not respectful of anything. Like when I was in Canada I tried to speak english at all times because I didn’t want people to know I was from France (I was in Montréal so it was easy to speak french) because the tourists were like super obnoxious and rude and grumpy all the time. I won’t say I’m better. I’m totally not. I’m extremely rude and sarcastic, and I rant a lot irl. It took me at least a month to get that negativity off my system and when I came back to France 3 months after I was so shocked at the general rudeness of other people ?! But now I’m back to my usual snarky self…. :(

So yeah I like France, but I don’t like the fact that I’m french. (probably because in a lot of other countries you say you’re french and it’s either ‘oh so you’re a total bitch’ or ‘so you must really like sex’…… LIKE HOW ARE WE MORE SEXUAL THAN OTHER PEOPLE ?! the rude bitch thing I totally get but the other….. well)

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Daisy and azalea

Daisy:How old were you when you had your first kiss?

Alright I already answered this on my askblog but I think I was 13….. yep, pretty old.

Azalea:What’s a movie you cried while watching?

Hmm the last one I can think of is ‘the lovely bones’ but the movie that totally broke me is ‘atonement’. I can tear up just by thinking about it.

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Locust, zinnia, allium!

Locust:What was your favorite book as a child?

it was a french fantasy series called ‘le grimoire d’Arkandias’ (Arkandias’ spellbook) and it was about alchemy and it was incredibly funny and witty and I still read it sometimes !

Zinnia:Who was your best friend when you were six years old?

Hmmm some girl called Aurélie I think.. ?

Allium:What’s the best thing you can cook?

Hmmm I don’t know. My friends say I’m pretty good with everything chocolate related, but I also know some traditionnal french dishes and I’ll admit I make a pretty decent risotto. I don’t know, man, I’m a student I don’t cook much !

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Poinsettia

Poinsettia:Favorite holiday dish?

I don’t know what a holiday dish is supposed to be… Is it like a dish you only eat during holidays or is it like a specific meal like turkey for thanksgiving and all ?

I’ll take the second option and say that I love easter eggs even if it’s not technically a dish hahahah

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tulip & magnolia :>

Tulip:For your birthday, what kind of cake do you ask for?

Well I’m a sucker for chocolate so I ask for a fondant, usually. But my mother makes a pretty rad tiramisu with cinammon biscuits so I asked for it this year !

Magnolia:Favorite kind of candy?

Hmmm I don’t like candy anymore because I get tummy aches (the perks of being 23… yayyy) but I love liquorice !

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