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This evening I listened to the new Broadway Cast Recording of the musical “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812”, which you may recall I was obsessed with a while ago. I’ve listened to the original recording a million times, but I’d forgotten how many songs I’d excised from the playlist of it I listen to? Basically: I remove ALL OF PIERRE. Which is actually a fairly significant amount of the musical.

And listening to this other recording of the soundtrack, I didn’t skip any of the songs because then I wouldn’t get a complete sense, and I’m ONCE AGAIN AFIRE WITH RAGE ABOUT PIERRE. Why is Pierre such a major character? Why is there so much focus on Pierre? Why is Pierre the most boring person in the entire musical? PIERRE DOES NOTHING and yet he gets entire songs all about him, and he gets the emotional focus and resolution at the end of the musical instead of Natasha (who the story’s ACTUALLY about) and it’s the WORST.

AND this new version adds A WHOLE EXTRA 6.5 MINUTE PIERRE ANGST SONG WHAT THE FUCK. Adding an extra Pierre song does not actually make Pierre feel more integrated into the musical. And it is the most boring song. Why does it exist. Why does Pierre exist.

UGH. I love this musical so much in so many ways EXCEPT PIERRE’S EVERYTHING.

At any rate I guess it’s back to my carefully-excised original cast recording for me!
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Oh hey yuletide reveals happened AGES AGO I should share what I wrote!

I ended up having to default on my assignment for the first time since I started doing yuletide five years ago, which was really frustrating and sad, but it was for the best, I think.

But I wrote a treat! Flytely, who introduced me to Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, had requested it for Yuletide and after listening to the soundtrack approximately a million times I eventually felt capable of writing something. It is as follows:

Au grand jamais (1009 words) by sophia_sol
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 - Malloy
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sofia "Sonya" Alexandrovna Rostova (Great Comet of 1812), Natalya "Natasha" Ilyinichna Rostova (Great Comet of 1812)
Additional Tags: Friendship, Yuletide Treat
Summary:

Sonya and Natasha, after everything.



I'm really pleased with its reception - although it's such a tiny fandom, it got three whole comments, and nine kudos! It also currently has far and away the best kudos:hits ratio of anything I've ever written.

I am happy with the fic I wrote, but writing it just made me realize the degree to which I want fic about Natasha and ALL THE FEMALE CHARACTERS IN THIS MUSICAL. Natasha and Princess Mary, Natasha and Marya D, Natasha and Helene, and heck Anna M shows up for all of a single line in the opera scene and based on what I know of Anna M from the book I would definitely read fic about Natasha and Anna M too.

Also just fic about Natasha. I HAVE SO MANY FEELS ABOUT NATASHA. NATASHAAAAAAAAAA.

(also I want fic about Natasha Rostova and Natasha Romanova. I don't know how this could happen given that they are from different centuries BUT I WON'T LET THAT STOP ME FROM WANTING IT.)
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The more I listen to The Great Comet the more I think to myself that what I really want to see is the version where cut for spoilers )
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Okay so I got my cd of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 in the mail a while ago and then I...didn't listen to it. Because I was worried! Worried that either I would not love it as much as I thought I would, or that I would love it too much and get overtaken into new fannish feeling about a musical that almost none of fandom has heard of.

Today I had some mindless work I had to do with my hands so I thought, OKAY SELF NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME so I finally sat down and listened to it. (with the lyric booklet in front of me so I could see who was saying what - very important!)

And I do love it a lot! But not in a dangerously overinvested way! (I THINK/HOPE)

Here are some of my feels:

Read more... )
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browsing yuletide letters and discovering fandoms that sound amazing is both A+ and misery. I just came across a musical that sounds a million percent amazing but it a) has no video (proshot or bootleg) that I can find and b) is no longer playing live anywhere

sadface forever

(the musical: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. It is based on like 70 pages worth of War & Peace, apparently? I think I might have to purchase the cast album so I can listen to the whole thing and properly appreciate it. Though the likelihood of me managing to follow the plot with no visuals is LOW, I think.)

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