THERE WAS A CABARET
And there was a Master of Ceremonies


Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, ladies and gentlemen; Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the Kit Kat Klub! Ich bin euer Conferencier, je suis votre compere, I am your host! So, life is disappointing? Forget it! I have but one request of you, and that is for you to leave your troubles outside. We have no troubles here! In here, life is beautiful.

If you happen to be rich, and you feel like a night's entertainment, I think you'll find my perfectly marvellous girls and boys to be fabulous sources of stimulation. If you don't happen to be rich . . . Well, I'm sure we can come to some sort of arrangement, ja? We are very good at keeping all your little indiscretions strictly within these walls, so fear not. Many a fine affair has taken place in this cabaret, and I am sure that many more are to come.

So come hear the music play, my Lieblings, at Berlin's most tantalisingly infamous cabaret.

{ Hello. Back from my holiday, but not having an entirely good few days. As I was explaining to dear bluesandpointeshoes earlier, my muses all appear to have wandered away as a result - apart from a certain BBC journalist, who I apparently could not resist making a blog for after this happened last week (and after I finally bought 'The Hour' on DVD while I was away). I’ll probably be back here in a few days, and will undoubtedly creep back onto Skype at some point this evening. Sorry about this, but you all know how muses can be when your head is a mess. }

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mrjaspercollins replied to your post “”

// It is such bullshit that that didn’t get renewed. The second season was fantastic.

{ I only just saw this while I was lurking and I had to stop lurking just to reply to it. I’m never going to stop being angry that this wasn’t renewed - especially when the arc Abi Morgan had planned was a three season one!

But seriously, I’m so happy another fan of 'The Hour' has turned up. Since I wrote that post I’ve been trying to talk myself out of making a Freddie blog at some point in the future. }

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{ Hello you lot.

I’m really not very well at the moment, and am trying to focus on rest so that I don’t spend the entire remainder of this trip bedridden, which is why I haven’t been around.

I might be on later (but tomorrow is more likely), and I will definitely be on Skype later for those of you who usually speak to me on there.

I’m actually just popping on now to pass this on, though:

To my darlings who have their results day looming, I am sending all of the luck and love your way. While I have every faith that you’ll all have done well, please try and remember that you are not defined by your grades, or by what university you get into.

I know that GCSEs and A-Levels feel like the most important things in the world when you’re taking them. Jesus Christ, anyone who knew me when I was doing mine would be able to tell you that I thought not getting rows of As and A*s would be the end of the world.

I didn’t. It wasn’t. My A-Levels were marred by personal problems I was too stubborn to deal with, and I didn’t get any of my predicted grades. I didn’t get into my first choice university. I spent about five hours contemplating all kinds of things, because I’ve always put academia on a higher pedestal than I should do. I realise this. I doesn’t change the fact that I do it - and I know that some of you do, too.

But then d’you know what happened? I got into my second choice university - even though I hadn’t met the required grades for that, either. And while I know I call my university for everything under the sun, I’m glad that things worked out the way that they did. You know why? Because aside from the administrative bullshit, the housing issues and the housemate issues, these last two years have been better than they ever would have been had I ended up at a ‘better’ university (not in the least because ‘better’ universities often think of pastoral care as an afterthought, if they even think of it at all).

I have made friends (darling showyoulater very much included) who enrich my life in the most wonderful ways. I’ve been able to do so many things outside of university because of how my situation worked out - from fulfilling my childhood dream of working at Disneyland Paris, to having the means (and the best friend!) available to see some of my favourite performers on stage, to revisiting my favourite city in the world for the most wonderful of reasons.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is that even if you end up in the position that I was in, and you think that you’ve ruined your life by not passing some exams, you haven’t. I promise you that you haven’t. You all know about my problems. You all know how shit life can be for me at times. So when I tell you that life has a funny way of working out in the end - even if it doesn’t always work out perfectly - please do understand that this is maybe the one time when I do actually know what I’m talking about! Don’t write yourself off because of what some arbitrary exams say.

By the time you’ve found your place in life, no one is going to care about that D you got in GCSE IT, or that C you got for A-Level History. They’re also highly unlikely to care where your degree came from, unless they seriously need their priorities sorting out. If you are competent, passionate and personable, and if you strive to never lose your desire to learn new things or learn how to be better at things, you’re going to be fine. If you let others see your potential, they will help you to reach it - regardless of whether you’ve got a Double First from Oxford and only As and A*s at A-Level.  And you do all have potential. I know you well enough to say that without question.

Please remember that your health and happiness should always come first. I forget this a lot, too, but it is a good thing to strive for. And remember that I’m only a text or a message away should you want to talk to anyone after you open those envelopes.

Good luck. I love you all to bits, you brilliant individuals. Please let me know how it goes <3
And with that, I’m going back to sleep. }
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O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:

But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;

Here captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;

Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

'O Captain! My Captain!’ - Walt Whitman, 1865

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rome-lies inquired:

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MemeSend me a ✍ and I’ll introduce you to a muse that I’d like to RP as.

Look,”

"If you want it, you gotta pay. And don’t give me that ‘there’s other ways to pay’ bullshit, it won’t work for you. A guy gets hungry when he spends his days evading the GeneCops, y’know? So if you’ve got no dough for me, I’ve got no Z for you. That clear, sweetheart?”

M U S E:  Graverobber from the film 'Repo! The Genetic Opera', with Terrance Zdunich as his faceclaim.

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{ DON’T TEMPT ME TO MAKE A FREDDIE BLOG }

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dxbious inquired:

MemeSend me a ✍ and I’ll introduce you to a muse that I’d like to RP as.

His hands don’t seem to stay still, but it’s a restless kind of fidgety that stems from his need to be doing something rather than any kind of discomfort. Or so he tells himself, at least.They’re smoothing his seemingly impossible to tame hair, or fiddling with his tie, or (when the door is opened) adjusting his coat.

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"I—Yes, hello. My name is Freddie Lyon, I was wondering if I’d be able to interview you? I’m with the BBC."

M U S E:  Freddie Lyon from the BBC series 'The Hour', with Ben Whishaw as his faceclaim.

hermann-schmidt inquired:

Meme: Send me a ✍ and I’ll introduce you to a muse that I’d like to RP as.

"Now remember, Rudi— Otto? Otto. If you call for me at the Kit Kat Klub you ask for Fritzie. You needn’t make up stories to anyone there, they’ll all know what you’re after.”

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"But if you come back here to the boarding house you ask for Fräulein Kost and you tell her that you’re my brother, ja? I don’t need another of that woman’s lectures about sailors.”

M U S E:  Fritzie / Fräulein Kost from 'Cabaret', with Ruth Wilson as her faceclaim.