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[25 Jun 2007|03:53pm]

so this group hasn't been touched in.. what, a year?
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Lame lame lame lame lame... [15 Jul 2006|04:21pm]

So I know that Sara and I havent been doing so well on keeping this community going...but this time I'm seriously into the challenge. It was nice a while ago to say that there was this community, but it's become LAME...

I'm here to fix that...and I mean it this time! We've been working on some ideas that we had and we really want to apologize for being lowsy moderators. Can we ever make it up to you guys?

In order to make our community grow, we have to advertise ourselves! Here's the first goal: We need a banner. No...we need 5 banners! We're having a competition right now between everyone in this community to create the 5 coolest banners that express what we are all about. We are a RENT oriented community, so RENT should have something to do with the banners. Absolutely anyone can join the community, and everyone is welcome! Dont make the banners too big...just big enough to get the point across.


Any questions? Leave a comment to this post and I'll settle any confusions.


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[07 Apr 2006|06:14pm]

Hey guys...

How is life for everyone?? Hope everything is going well...

So how many times have you all watched your copy of the movie? What does everyone think of the movie, while we're on the subject? I'd love to get some conversation going on it...

I realize that the community layout needs to be fixed... I'll get my lazy bum going on that... unless someone wants to make a layout for us...?

Well, just wanted to let eveyone know I was still alive. Is anyone else out there??? I know life can get pretty crazy (believe me, I know...) but check in here every once in a while!!! We want to know what's going on in your lives!!


(P.S. I used to be aranel_turelie. Decided it was time for a new journal.)
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Jonathan Larson [04 Feb 2006|02:23pm]

[ mood | Reflective ]

Today, February 4th, 2006, is Jonathan Larson's birthday. He would have been 46 years old. All of you who read this have met him. You have met him through the words or RENT. I wanted to take this time to tell you what RENT means to me and how it has changed me, as a tribute to Jonathan. Feel free to do the same if you so wish. Have a great weekend, and listen to RENT for Jonathan.

"How do you measure, measure a year?"

How do you? You could be technical and measure it in exactly how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds there are. You could be scientific and measure it in distance from the sun, seasons, and galactic readings. Yet, how can you say exactly what a year is? RENT taught me to look at a year not as 365 days, 8760 hours, or (dare I say it?) 525,600 minutes, or 31,536,000 seconds. RENT has taught me to not look at a year as four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter) or Summer Solsticce and Winter Solstice. My conception of a year is the moments that are dear to my heart, the memories that will live with me forever, the things I'll look back to in 50 years and laugh at. Those moments aren't always fun and games, but have certainly shaped who I am today.

It was almost exactly two years ago that I came out to my parents. February 2, 2004 was the day that I sat down and had a very long, hard, uncomfortable converstation with my parents...of course, that was after they found the note that I had written to them explaining my feelings. To my shock they accepted me fully and understood that this was not some fase I was going through (later I found out that my mother had been suspecting it since I was a little lad).

The things that gets me, though, was that my parents and I have been brought much closer since that dreadful day. Mom and dad have grown to like many things they didnt like before, simply because I'm being me, and not masking over myself with some "straight" facade.

I thought it was weird at first, but my parents started to like RENT because they saw how emotionally attached I am with it. I love RENT...I truly do. It will be my favorite musical until the day I die. There are so many little messages and sayings that we Rent-heads have from RENT that we apply to everyday life. "No day but today," "Fears my life," and "Today for you, tomorrow for me" are the most common ones with some of my friends, but I'm sure y'all use those and others within your own cliques and close friends. It's these sayings that have taught me lessons. I have adapted the way I look at the world because of how RENT portrays things that happen. People do get addicted to drugs, people do live on the street, or get forced out by their landlord, or dont have enough money to buy the medicines that could save them. These things happen in real life and are aknowledged in RENT.

If anything, RENT has taught me to live everyday to the fullest. Even though, as a student, I hate getting up at 5:30 in the morning, and starting school at 7:30, then being there until 2:45, and then staying after school until 8:00 pm for the musical, I enjoy it and respect it. I understand it's the way I have to live right now because I'm not in college and I'm not living on my own. I respect everything that happens because I know things happen because of my actions, and that what I do today could drastically alter my future. I live everyday to the fullest I can so that if my life were to take a wrong turn I'd have no regrets.

"Forget, regret, or life is yours to miss."

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Countdown to RENT... [23 Nov 2005|09:01am]

The first showing in my area of Wisconsin is at 12:25. That means 3 HOURS AND 22 MINUTES UNTIL RENT BABY!
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[24 Oct 2005|09:10pm]

Oh. My. God.

I just saw the RENT trailer on TV for the first time. I almost started bawling..... How lame am I? LOL. But yes, I just wanted to share that moment with you all!

Less than a month guys! WEEEEEEEEEE!
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A small review of new soundtrack [06 Oct 2005|02:00am]

"You don't want baggage without lifetime guarentees."

A musical such as RENT needs more than just a few words in a journal to discuss how much it has affected the Broadway and theatre community as a whole in the past decade the score for RENT has been a mainstay for many Broadway and theatre enthuists, I myself among that community known as the RENTheads.

"The film maker cannot see, and the song writer cannot hear."

When I first heard they were making the film version of the Broadway show I was a little leary, would they retain the full score, would they find music that Larson had written and had never used or would they go in a different vein, thank the lord for Christopher Columbus for retaining the heart,spirt and soul of RENT.

Not only does he retain most of my score, he is strikengly true to the original Broadway score. Most Broadway shows are recorded over one day and they sometimes sound strain but with the chance to pre-record the score over a few months the new recording sounds fresh and exciting yet comforting as if your returning to an old friend just this time they are a little older but have the same attitude they did the last time you were with them.

The music crackles and pops, whizs and explodes, Larson has created the ultimate score full of soaring ballads, rock laments, sweet evocative love songs and bittersweet moments. The score itself has been a constant in my life for the past 8 years and I feel it will be here for a long time to come.

Without you and I'll Cover You reprise as well as Goodbye Love help when I am sad and need a good cry, I'll Cover You, La Vie Boheme, Rent, What you Own, Take me or Leave Me, Out Tonight songs that help to pump me up and make me smile and Will I and Finale B lift my spirits higher and higher till I am once again whole.

Larson wrote about life about love about people let's remember that, I am forever excited about this score, about these characters about this show, as Larson said "there's no day but today."

Live,Laugh,Love, Viva La Vie Boheme.
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[05 Oct 2005|03:54pm]

Hello loverlies!

Well, I just want to check in on my darling fellow RENT-heads, make sure everyone is doing OK. I'm having a bit of a rough patch myself, but hopefully I will get past it soon enough. (See my journal for details if you want to know what's up.)

So I hope everything is well with everyone. Let's start posting in here some more people! This comm is so dead, and it makes me sad. So to cheer me up, everyone should post something in here, RENT-related, hopefully, but it doesn't even have to be. This is the LIFE Cafe, tell us about your lives!

Love and stuff!
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[28 Sep 2005|01:35pm]

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[04 Sep 2005|11:36pm]

Hey guys! Just wanted to let y'all know that Bobby (gaymukboi) and I (mostly Bobby) have created a new layout for the community. So check it out, let us know what you think!

Layout is best viewed with 1024x768 screen settings.

Hope everyone is well!
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Since I haven't posted probably since I joined this.... [10 Aug 2005|10:40am]

[ mood | irritated ]

Well. I had a 500-question survey done. And it didnt let me post it. ANGER. I'll try to find a shorter one now.

And I had a 377-question one done, but my computer freaked out. So no survey. I started writing this at quarter to 9AM. Its noon now. That sucks.

I'm really hungry. If you give me a survey, I'll do it. I'm done now. =)

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I love RENT...?.... [07 Aug 2005|09:12pm]

[ mood | sunburnt ]

I can't wait anymore!! My sister told me we'll fly to NY, but she's just being silly! WHY CAN"T WE SEE IT NOW!?!?!?!?!?! It makes me sad!! I love RENT and I always will. I don't think they will ever make another musical as good as this! It's my absolute favorite!!!


Crystal B

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