About mphtheatregirl

I am a strong spiritual person who is a big fan of musicals. This blog mainly is about musicals. Every so often I talk about spirituality. Sometimes I add in movie reviews, book reviews, and about my life in general. I hope you find my blog inspiring.

September 2022 in Review

How did it get to be October? September was one of those months that felt kind of slow, but with a few highlights. It had a few events I was looking forward to.

Reading- Finished 1

The Personal Librarian– So glad I finally finished it. I have been wanting to read this book ever since finding out its plot. I knew it would be a book I would enjoy. It has the combo of my love for arts, books, and sociology. I was able to pick up on white privilege and double consciousness. The story of a “colored” woman living as white, who gets the job of being J.P. Morgan’s personal librarian

Watching- Rings of Power

I have been looking forward to this series coming out for a while now. Due to ONLY knowing The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, everything about the 2nd age it new to be. So in many ways, I am able to explore the series fresh (even in characters that we know). I still feel like we are in Middle Earth- of course, some places and characters will be different and/or new because it it a different time period.

Bitty and Beau’s Fun

I always enjoy working with my coworkers and even going to parties at the store. So, I loved it when the opportunity came up for us to see a Charlotte Knight’s baseball game together. It was a combo of both employees and family. While I rarely want to go to the games, I knew I would have a lot of fun spending time with this amazing group of people

Charlotte International Arts Festival

I thought I would NEVER get to see any of it this month, but glad I did. In many ways, it was an expansion of Charlotte Shout. Supported by Blumenthal Performing Arts, there was a combo of installations that light up (those work better at light), performances of different sorts, etc……It can be very difficult to describe what these exactly are.

The Coffee Drink Book Tag

I decided to create an interesting book tag, which will relate to some of my favorite drinks from a coffee shop. After all, I work at Bitty and Beau’s Coffee.

The Rules:

  1. Link to the Original Creator
  2. Link to who Tagged You
  3. Answer the Questions
  4. Tag 5-10 Bloggers

The Questions

Pumpkin Spice Latte (The Perfect Fall Read)- this is tough to answer

Peppermint Mocha (The Perfect Christmas Book or a book with a beautiful Christmas Scene)- A Christmas Carol

Chai Tea (A Cozy Book)- Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe

Iced Coffee (A Book with an Icy Scene)- Spinning Silver

Cold Brew (A Book Rich with Plot and Character)- Les Misérables

Pup Cup (A good Dog Book)- Call of the Wild

Genres that Sound Confusing

Outside of being a musical theatre fanatic, I am also a bookworm. In the book world, I mainly read classics, fantasy, and mythology. However, I also do enjoy mystery and if it is just the right book, nonfiction. But, I have come across some genres that make no sense to me. So, what are those genres?

Tragicomedy

This genre sounds a little confusing just by the look of it. Yes, there are comedies, and there are tragedies. But, it doesn’t make sense to put them in one genre. I mean, comic stories are capable of tragic moments, and tragedies need comic relief. So, this is why “tragicomedy” can be a little hard to figure out.

Gothic

It is a known fact that I dislike horror—-too much on the paranormal, violent, and scary nature. But how come every time I look up gothic, it says gothic horror? There are gothic mysteries- no surprise there as MOST mysteries have the crime being murder and mysteries are very capable of LOTS of suspense. So I wish it was easier to separate gothic and horror

The Homes of my Characters in my WIPS

It is a known fact that I am working on writing books, and that one of them is the main one. The characters in them have ranged from Fairy Frogs, Toads, a Lizard, a Dragon, and Humans. I may have talked about who they are, but I did not say everything about where they live. So, what are my characters’ homes?

Tale of the Cattail Forest

The Artist Fairy Frogs

Fairy Creek– This is where they live. It is big enough for them to do their crafts (they are naturally gifted in the arts). That explains why there is a Daisy-Shaped Gazebo, bridges, treehouses, statues, and painted pebbles lining the creeks. This is why it is a good thing that there is a nearby field. The treehouses are actually where they sleep- each one is designed to match the talent of each Fairy Frogs (example: Sparkle’s has a bed made of colored pencils and a drawing studio). The treehouses are actually at a grove of trees, which is why bridges connect them——one treehouse is much bigger than the others (think of it as a multi-purpose room)- this is usually where you see them hanging out on rainy days- Aries usually plans some kind of project

Sarge

The Bog– wait, doesn’t Sarge live in Graysloup with the other toads? True, The Bog is located in Graysloup, but in a much deeper part- the creeks are deeper, the mud is thicker, and ditches are deeper and in some ways more dangerous. To Sarge, this is home only because this was the one place his father couldn’t hurt him. That was because his father couldn’t find it despite being the Toad’s leader- Sarge was abused from 4-13 years old, and at only 13 was expected to lead since his father left him. So, his only comfort was found in The Bog- he made it a kind of playground, the only place he felt safe.

Marge and the Toads

Graysloup– this pretty much applies to ALL the toads except Sarge. Graysloup overall is humid and murky and not appealing. The water isn’t clear, ditches due to dried-up creeks, and only has colors of brown, gray, and brown basically. Even though Marge is Sarge’s easiest target, she still considers the main part of Graysloup her home- at least she had a loving father. Due to being mistreated and a little misunderstood, she was able to see how bleak Graysloup really was.

Lizzy the Lizard

Lizzy

Her home is a citrus farm in FL. She considers the entire farm her home. That does show how curious she is. That is how she somehow ended up on a red truck, and accidentally left her home.

Greatest Discovery

The Orphans

Near Central Park– Aurora, Jasmine, Rosie, Emily, Mollie, and Paige are the major characters of this story (Aurora and Jasmine are the protagonists). They spend most of the story at a home near Central Park- with an amazing caregiver, who is like a real mother to them. Despite that, they still wish for a home of their own while waiting to be adopted- in the story, you would see this most apply to Aurora and Jasmine as they are the protagonists. The T.V. Show, Greatest Discovery, does end up changing the girls lives in a way they weren’t expecting

Ayra’s Story (doesn’t have a proper name)

Ayra

The Cottage– This is located at the edge of The Enchanted Forest. This is the place where Ayra lives, which is close to where some of her closest buddies live. Ayra has some warrior qualities, which partly come from raising a dragon. Near the homes of BOTH Tenisha and Willow.

Tenisha

A Cave– She is the dragon that Ayra raised. The Enchanted Forest is next door to the largest mountain range, which does have A Cave. That would mean Ayra would have easy access to Tenisha- she knows how to ride her, and even how to deal with a bow and arrow while still on the back of a dragon. Tenisha truly trusts Ayra since the two basically grew up together.

Willow

The Enchanted Forest– Crazy to say this, but Willow is a Fairy Frog. The world where Ayra lives is where the Fairy Frog origins are. Fairy Frogs originally lived in The Enchanted Forest, and still do- as in the typical ones (as in having the skills of a regular fairy), and the healer ones, which is what Willow is.

What I Love about Fall

There are amazing things about all of the seasons during the year. Each has their pros and their cons. Now, that is finally Fall, I would like to mention the things I love about this season.

  1. Cooler Weather
  2. Pumpkin- as in Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Pie
  3. Thanksgiving
  4. The tree leaves- yellow, red, and orange (pretty)