Saturday, August 29, 2015

Some Disney Cosplay to Brighten Your Day

Hey people, Erin here. As a special treat, I have collected ten Disney cosplays to shower upon you. Three posts in three days, aren't you proud of us? :D

We'll begin this magical collection with this lovely cosplay of Esmerelda from The Hunchback of Notre Dame: 
Isn't that absolutely beautiful? Look at it. The lighting and pose in the picture are amazing.

Next, a lovely work of art portraying Mulan, from the movie bearing her name:
She has always been one of my favorite princesses and LOOK. The simplicity and character in this is just gorgeous.

Thirdly, we have a playful bit featuring a surly Peter and indignant Wendy from Peter Pan: 
Because who needs mothers anyway? Look at that guy's expression, he totally has Peter down to a T.

Next we have yet another Mulan cosplay (I told you she was my favorite):
Isn't that beautiful? She was so lovely as a bride, even though it wasn't her time yet. *sighs*

Fifthly, we have for you a perfectly done Hades from Hercules: 
Can we just talk about how this guy has the smirk down perfectly? And how annoying it must have been to get all that body makeup on? And the smirk I know I'm going on about it but the SMIRK

Neeeext...we have a nice, curious Tink over here. I don't like Tink but hey, it's a good cosplay.
I like her eye makeup. And I wonder how they made the wings.

Seventhly, I present Aurora and Philip from Sleeping Beauty: 
That was my favorite dress she wore. And look they did the weird curl thing in her hair and it somehow looks good. Score.

Next we have Lilo and Stitch from the movie also by that name.
Just because Lilo is adorable in the movie and in this cosplay.

Next, we have our favorite long-to-short-transformation gal, Rapunzel. From Tangled. Ya know.
That girl is so pretty, even though that isn't what I'd imagined Rapunzel to look like in RL. But still. Pretty overall.

And now, for our final presentation...I give thee...

Yep. Tulio and Miguel from The Road to El Dorado. 
I haven't even seen this movie and I love these guys. Seriously. Can't you just see the lovableness in their faces? They look like they'd be fun to be around. Like Flynn Rider. Anyway.

What did y'all think? Did all this Disney stuff make you happy, or did you have to go puke because of childishness? Am I terrible at writing posts or do my teeny-tiny rants amuse you? Drop a comment and make Anna happy. And me. That would make me happy as well.


Friday, August 28, 2015

10 Magical Lyrics From Musicals

Today I am bringing you 10 lyrical verses from the wide, wonderful of musical theatre (and yes, spellcheck, that is how you spell it). Unfortunately, 10 verses means I can only mention 10 musicals, and, as we all know, there are many more amazing musicals out there. So, if your favorite isn't listed, I apologize. Drop a comment and let me know which ones you like!

These are in no particular order, because how do you possibly say that one musical is better than the other? I love them all.

1. To start off our lovely collection, I bring you this stanza from Les Misérables.

Do you hear the people sing?
Lost in the valley of the night,
It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light.
For the wretched of the Earth,
There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.

Of course, nearly all of Les Mis is quotable and absolutely beautiful. I chose these verses because they are so hopeful and touching, especially with the music. The lyrics that follow are stunning as well, and all the more poignant because Valjean himself is ascending to paradise as these words are being sung. Marvelous.


2. On a happier note, I next bring to you these words of wisdom from the less well-known A Little Princess. 
If that makes me headstrong, fine.
That's a fault I'm glad is mine.
I don't want to go along with the crowd,
Don't want my spirit broken and bowed.
Why do I have to hide what I'm feeling inside?
 I want to live out loud.
I know, I know, A Little Princess is a children's story. But this song is beautiful and the words very inspiring. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

3. Thirdly, I share with you this little gem of insight from Into the Woods.
Sometimes people leave you
Halfway through the wood.
Do not let it grieve you,
No one leaves for good.
Short, I know. But true words that hopefully inspire you.

4. For the next one, I have some lyrics from a movie-musical you might not have seen or heard of: The Prince of Egypt.
No life can escape being blown about
By the winds of change and chance.
And though you'll never know all the steps,
You must learn to join the dance.
The whole song is amazing. A bit of trivia for you, the lyrics for this movie-musical were written by Stephen Schwartz.  

5. Number five!! For this,  I have some lyrics from a movie that became a musical. You have probably seen the movie, but when it was re-invented as a musical, some truly amazing songs were added. I bring you lyrics from 'If Only (Quartet)' from The Little Mermaid.
If only you could glimpse,
The feeling that I feel.
If only you could notice
What I'm dying to reveal.
The dreams I can't declare,
The needs I can't deny.
You'd understand them all,
If only you would try.
I've felt like this before, haven't you? And the melody accompanying it makes it even better.
The quartet...perfect.

6. These lines are from a relatively new music, called Once.
You have suffered enough,
And warred with yourself.
It's time that you won.
Inspiring words and an enchanting acoustic duet.

7.  If you haven't seen this-movie musical, you are missing out! This next section is from the hilarious, alluring The Fiddler on the Roof.

Oh, what a melancholy choice this is.
Wanting home,
Wanting him.
Closing my heart to every hope but his,
Leaving the home I love.

Bittersweet, but undeniably beautiful.

8. Next, I have one of my favorite musicals ever, one that I sincerely hope you've heard of - Wicked.
So if you care to find me,
Look to the Western sky.
As someone told me lately,
Everyone deserves a chance to fly!
This song was brilliantly written. Love the confrontation and the talent of the performers.

9. This movie-muscial is known, but not by everyone. Even if you have heard this, take a moment to appreciate these words from My Fair Lady.
I'll never know,
What made it so exciting.
Why all at once,
My heart took flight.
I only know, when he
Began to dance with me,
I could have danced, danced, danced, all night.
Sweet, innocent words, by a lovestruck young girl. I think the composer perfectly captured the emotion.

10. The big finisher! Those who have heard this musical have mixed feelings about it. I myself, do not at all appreciate the plot, but some captivating music and lyrics came from it. I give you, Love Never Dies.
Were it still that other time,
I'd make time itself somehow bend.
But now, I'm not that strong,
And time keeps moving on.
We love, we live,
We give what we can give.
And take what little we deserve.
Featuring the amazing Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess. Once again, this musical's plot has problems for me, but I adore the music.

So, that's it! Ten lyrical selections from a few of my favorite musicals. Of course, there are a ton more I would have loved to mention (The Phantom of the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun, Bells Are Ringing, etc.) But I'll save those for another time. Drop a comment and let me know which lyrics are your favorites and which musicals you love! Thanks for reading!!

[Dance Out the Feels does not claim any ownership to the lyrics, music, or videos listed here.]

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Fifteen Quotes From Fandoms That Will Change Yo' Life

Quotes are awesome. I mean, seriously. Who doesn't have a quote board on Pinterest? Today we'll be presenting you with fifteen amazing quotes from our favorite fandoms. Be prepared to plaster these all over your walls.

"Don't be impertinent, Chin." -Steve McGarrett (Hawaii Five-O) Do you guys realize how important this is? Moral: Don't be impertinent, obviously.

"Is nobody going to address the fact that Cap just said language?" -Iron Man/Tony Stark (Avengers: Age of Ultron) Because we all relate. Moral: Watch your language.

"I hate Illinois Nazis." -Joliet Jake Blues (The Blues Brothers) Right on, Jake. Hate dem Nazis. Moral: Hate Illinois Nazis.

"They're so happy, they don't know how miserable they are." -Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof) Who doesn't have those moments? Moral: Be too happy to be notice your little miseries.

"Oh, Johnny, forgive me, I forgot you were there. You may go now." -Doc Holliday (Tombstone) Oh, the warm, polite, sarcastic comments of Doc. Moral: Be cordial when you tell someone to get the heck away from you.

"I don't know half as you half so well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins (LotR/the Hobbit) Best. Quote. Ever. Moral: Word it so that they think they're being complimented.

"EVERYBODY MOVE." -Fezzik (The Princess Bride) Because we all wish people would obey us like they obey Fezzik. Moral: You should probably move.

"Back in my day, we died all the time, and we liked it!" -Frank Zhang (Percy Jackson) Who wouldn't love to like dying? Moral: Enjoy everything. (Even death)

"While you're at it, why don't you give me a papercut and pour lemon juice on it? WE'RE CLOSED." -Miracle Max (The Princess Bride) Because the best way to tell someone you're closed is to make them feel bad and laugh at the same time. Moral: Papercuts and lemon juice are good weapons.

"With great power comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later." -Nico di Angelo (Percy Jackson) I feel ya, Nico. I feel ya. Moral: Naps aren't as bad as they seemed when you were a kid.

"Don't be such a clodpole." -Merlin (Merlin) Points to Merlin for oftenest-said quote in the history of quotes. Moral: If the insult doesn't mean anything, that's still okay.

"Peter would probably throw a party if I stopped breathing."
"Well...I would only go if there was cake." -Tris and Tobias (Divergent) Oh, Four. We love you and your mini-obsession with cake. Moral: Cake.

"How long have you been training to be a prat?" -Merlin (Merlin) Good thing to ask when someone's bragging about their training/schooling/accomplishments. Moral: Pretend to be interested while insulting someone of higher status.

"I've got a bad feeling about this." -Everyone Ever (Star Wars) Because when bad feelings come, you voice it. Moral: Tell folks when you know something's wrong.

"I'm going to shoot a cupcake off Marlene's head." -Uriah (Divergent) Yes, yes, by all means, shoot the cupcake. Sounds fun. Moral: Dare to be Dauntless and giggle while cupcakes blow up.

Didn't those change your life? Leave comments and tell us what you thought!


Sunday, August 16, 2015

As Long As We're Together: A Percabeth Fanmix

Hey! I, Anna, have put together a Percabeth fanmix with all you shippers out there. I have each of the songs listed below, but you can listen to all of them

1. Keep Me Warm - The Little Estate ft. Erin Bowman

2. Everything - Michael Buble

3. Your Guardian Angel - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

4. Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

5. Parachute (Acoustic) - Ingrid Michaelson

6. Home - Phillip Phillips

7. Give Me a Lifetime - Anthem Lights

8. No Matter Where You Are- Us the Duo

9. Without You - David Guetta ft. Usher

10. House of Gold - Twenty One Pilots

11. I Choose You - Sara Bareilles

12. Nothing Without Love - Nate Ruess

13. Back Home - Andy Grammer

14. When I'm With You - Ben Rector

15. Two Is Better Than One - Boys Like Girls

Enjoy!! I plan to update this playlist later on, so you can subscribe here. Drop a comment or sign the guestbook and let us know how we're doing, what you like, what you want to see more of, etc. We love getting comments! Thanks everyone ~ Anna

Friday, August 14, 2015

The Horror of Reality: an EotN fanfic

Okay everyone, Erin here. I just wrote this little oneshot while talking to Anna and she said I should post it is. This is sort of embarrassing (posting something like this), but hey. Blame Anna.
Just so you're warned, this is borderline crack!fic and not meant to be taken seriously. Tongue-in-cheek, and all that. Anyway, enjoy it. :)

The Horror of Reality (an Eagle of the Ninth oneshot) 

Marcus winced as his leg twinged in irritation. He really shouldn't be wandering about just now, so soon after the quest for the Eagle and the whole running-from-the-Seal-people thing, but the spring air and his restless nature insisted he be outside. He lowered himself carefully onto the stone bench in the garden, looking out over the pond and smiling as he remembered all the times he and Esca had fished in it before they had left for the north.
   His reminiscing was shattered cruelly by the sound of a slammed door in the house. Heavy, rushed footsteps pounded through the atrium and burst through the back entrance. Esca appeared on the steps, panting and looking about himself wildly. The Briton caught sight of him and instantly ran over.
   “Esca,” he said, his brow furrowing in worry as he stood up. “What's going on? You look like you've seen a—”
   “I had a dream, Marcus,” Esca broke in. His hands were shaking; he ran them nervously through his already mussed hair. His eyes darted around frantically, as if making sure everything was the same. “I had this horrible dream, there was a woman, she was in strange clothes and sat in some sort of odd chair and her face was painted with a lot of cosmetics and—”
   “Wait, wait, calm down.” Marcus gripped his former slave's arms tightly and forced him to sit down. “Just calm down and tell me slowly, eh? What did the woman do?”
   Esca gulped down air as if he had had none for hours. Gradually his limbs stopped shuddering, though his eyes were still frightened and muscles tense. “I dreamed—I dreamed that she...created us,” he whispered in horror.
   Marcus's eyebrows lifted in confusion. “Created us?” he asked slowly. Do I really want to know what this means? he added in thought.
   “She imagined us,” the Briton explained with a shudder. “We were nonexistent and she—she invented us in her mind. I dreamed that we—we were only characters in some created story. I dreamed—I dreamed—” His voice broke and he bent over, as if in pain. “I dreamed that we aren't real.”
   The Roman's eyes widen in sudden horrific understanding. “You mean—you mean that we're—we're just a figment of someone's imagination?
   Esca nodded solemnly, the despair evident in his face. “What if it's true? What if we're just shadows in somebody's mind and they things we say and do are not our own?”
   “I will pray to Mithras,” Marcus said abruptly, standing and beginning to make his way to the house. “Surely he will show us what to do.”
   “But don't you see?” Esca gasped desperately. “If what we do is made up by this woman—then how do we know she does not control our prayers as well?”
   Marcus stopped short, the terror creeping up on him and hunching over him like a ghost. “No—no it can't—it can't be possible...” Tears flooded his eyes and he fell to his knees. “I'm not real! I'm not real! I'm not real...”

* * *
Years later, a woman in a wheelchair bent over her desk and scribbled away at a scrap piece of paper. Her powdered face bent in concentration as she emptied her creativity onto the page. Now, if only this one scene would come out correctly...
   With a curse she let fly the crumpled paper. It hit the wall with a smack and fell to the floor. “In the name of all that is holy, Marcus,” she muttered through her teeth. “I wish you wouldn't be so dramatic!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Four Fandom Foods That I Made

Hello everyone!! I apologize for the post gap, life has been busy.
Today, I (Anna) would like to share four recipes inspired by fandoms. The recipes are linked. I made all of them and will review them as we go along.

This recipe was from the Redwall fandom was very good, not too sweet, and not too tart. It was very easy and quick to make, and I modified the measurements to fit my pitcher. Even if you haven't read Redwall, this drink is very good and would make be excellent for parties.
My result: 

[I did not make the mallorn leaves that accompany this recipe.] 
"One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man." This recipe turned out fairly well. I was not able to form my dough very easily, however, because I didn't make sure to mix all the flour in. As such, I had to add a lot and it was still sticky, so I ended up with Lembas 'shapes' rather than squares of bread. They taste slightly sweet and slightly lemon-y, almost like a scone. I found them very good, but if I want to make Lembas I will probably try a different recipe that is a little easier.
My result:

Straight out of Narnia, this is more of a jelly candy than anything else. This recipe is for the microwave. Everything was going alright when I started to make this recipe, but it went wrong pretty quickly. No matter how many times I microwaved it, I could not get it to resemble a 'white paste', so I added some cornstarch to the goop. BIG mistake. The rest of the cornstarch had dissolved into the water and had become the goo, so when I added this and mixed it in, it wouldn't dissolve. I whisked it, but to no avail. There was nothing to be done unless I wanted to fish each little lump out (which I didn't), so I moved on with the recipe and hoped for the best. However, this recipe was doomed, even though I followed it as best as I could. It refused to reach a thick consistency, even though the microwaving continued. I poured it into a pan and let it sit over night, then spread confectioner's sugar over it. Another mistake, or at least, it was a mistake to add as much as I did. It was quite suffocating, and the cornstarch lumps were disgusting. The flavor of the candy was good, but not good enough to compensate for everything else. Overall, I say if you want to make Turkish Delight, don't do it in the microwave.
My result:

#4. Percy Jackson Cookies
Blue food for Percy!! This recipe was the easiest (and my personal favorite) of the four. All I did was use the recipe linked, except I added blue food coloring just before mixing the chocolate chips in, and almost melted Crisco instead of butter. I ran out of parchment paper, so I put aluminum foil over my baking sheet and greased it. My cookies turned out fine, except the texture was different, almost sponge-y. I'm not sure why this was, with all the things I changed, but I thought I would warn you. Texture aside, these cookies tasted okay and looked awesome. Next time though, I think I will use a different recipe.
My result:

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Five Marvel Cosplays to Marvel At

Hey everyone! Today I humbly bring before you some of the best Marvel Universe cosplays I could find. As I'm a rather picky person--I know what you're thinking: there's no way I could ever be picky. Well, I prove thee wrong--anyway, I think these are marvelous and very detailed and lovely and just awesome. Rant over. On with the cosplays!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Cap here. Look at that amazing detail. LOOK AT IT. DO YOU SEE IT? IT'S BEAUTIFUL. 

 This, my friends, is Heimdall. Do I have to mention that I love Heimdall? Just look at this. It's amazing. Points for the pose.

 Annnd Loki. Look at him, all sad and puppy-faced and scheming. And look at the detail they put into his outfit. What a lot of painful work that must have been.

Not a fan of Stark. But you have to admit this is brilliant. And well-done. 

Now, what post on Marvel cosplay would be complete without a cute kid cosplaying as Phil? I mean, look at him. Hasn't your heart broken and melted? Are you not curled up in a corner crying with feels and cuteness? Oh my gosh. This is my favorite cosplay ever in the history of me looking at cosplays. I cannot stress how much I love this cosplay. 

Okay, second rant over. 

How do you like them? Please comment with your thoughts!


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Anna's Fanart List

Hey everyone! Anna here. As a follow-up to Erin's post on her favorite fanfics, I'm posting ten of my favorite fanart pieces. I have tried to include a lot of fandoms and artwork. There are a ton of amazing pieces for each fandom, I just picked out ones that spoke to me. Be sure drop a comment here if you like these posts. Thanks for coming! 
(The artwork is arranged in no particular order)

1. To start out the list, I would like to present to you this mind blowing piece of Star Wars art by EddieHolly on DeviantArt (click to enlarge)
Look at this. LOOK AT IT. Isn't it AMAZING?! I love the color scheme, detail, and the feeling in this piece.

2. On a different note, it's my pleasure to show you this soft painting of Esmerelda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Created by Alicexz at Deviantart
The lighting, expression and character of this painting is wonderful. Esmerelda doesn't get much recognition these days, but this artwork really does her justice.

3. This next piece, by Daniel Kamarudin  isn't a regular recreation of Iron Man, but it is stunning.
Incredible, isn't it? I love how this art is unique and dark, but the subject is still recognizable.

4. Okay, time to bring some sadness in. Here is a lovely painting by Alexandarcho at Deviantart.
Merlin was such a great series and I love the quote used here and the different style of painting.

5. If you're a Lord of the Rings fan, you should adore this painting by Kinko-White.
Can't you just see the magic in this artwork? I feel Galadriel was accurately and beautifully presented here. I especially love the mystical feel to it.

6. From the Legend of Korra series, I present to you this phenomenal picture of Korra wielding the elements, by Fabianmonk on Deviantart
The AVATAR STATE!! Isn't this painting marvelous?

7. Let's not forget the beauty that can be found in simple sketches though, like this one by Jef Murray of King Tirian and the unicorn Jewel, for those of you who have read The Chronicles of Narnia series. If you haven't, here's an awesome picture of a man and a unicorn.

8. This picture is from one of my most recent fandoms, Percy Jackson and The Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus. This picture is of LEO VALDEZ (!!!!!!!!), by Hanelizel.

 Unfortunately, Hanelizel's tumblr is nowhere to be found. If you know where the artwork has gone to, please let me know so I can link this piece of sensational work!

9. Another Percy Jackson piece, (I know, I know, but this was so jaw-dropping I had to post it) depicting Annabeth and Percy's fall into Tartarus (oh, the pain). It's in movie-poster style, done by Makana-Obie.
Needless to say, if that was an actual movie poster, I would be first in line to see it.

10. Our final picture is actually a collage of paintings by Bryana Johnson. With the lyrics to 'The Edge of Night' on it, and small paintings of different moments in LotR, it is truly breathtaking.

So that's it! Ten of my favorite fanart pieces. Hope you like them, even though I was not able to post all the fanart I am in love with.
 Let us know in the comments what you think of us so far!

(I would like to say that I am not endorsing any of the artists listed here. I simply wish to give them full credit for their work, but have not screened the rest of their pieces. Thank you.)

Top Ten Fanfics of the Month

Hey everyone! Here I am with our first post, a look at my top ten favorite fics over on

(1) Shouldering the Guilt by LaylaBinx The Eagle (2011)

(2) I Remember by OneDarkandStormyNight Merlin 

(3) Sleep Brother by Philothei The Eagle (2011)

(4) A Greater Mission by OneDarkandStormyNight Back to the Future 

(5) Sesquipedalian by Emachinescat Merlin 

(6) Atheists in Foxholes by honu59 Hawaii Five-O (1968-79 series) 

(7) Another's Favor by ebhg Merlin 

(8) Before I Forget by Elfpen Merlin 

(9) The Right Assistant for the Job by OneDarkandStormyNight Back to the Future 

(10) Grace Alone by honu59 Hawaii Five-O (1968-79 series) 

Check them out! They're totally worth it.