Antoni Garcia

Boomubbles: Townsville’s Cutest Power Couple

This piece of Boomubbles fanart, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month, is dedicated to CristianoReina, Kokistarr, Kaylen Constant aka VanillaBerp123, Daniel D. Roberts aka JekyllAndHydeChannel, and ven aka venntris who celebrated their birthdays a couple of days ago. So, Cristiano, Koki, Kaylen, Daniel, Ven, I hope you guys had magnificent birthdays and I wish you all of my love, joy, beauty, and strength in your lives as artists and as people. Come se dice in italiano, spero che che voi avete un compleanno molto magnifico e auguro a voi tutti tutto il mio amore, gioia, belta e forza nelle vostre vite come artisti e persone. This is also dedicated to all of the wonderful Boomubbles shippers out there. Enjoy and soak in the Boomubbles goodness, delight, and lusciousness.   This should come off as no surprise that I have been a Boomer x Bubbles or Boomubbles or The Blues fan for a very, very long time. This is the only color-coded pairing I love so much, that I am most passionate about, and I have been rooting for since forever. So, here we have Boomer being the handsome, dashing muscle stud beefcake that he is and his darling wife Bubbles being the adorable, lovely sweetie that she is. Yeah, that’s right. Soak in the Boomubbles goodness. You will never leave this sweet couple’s sight ever again, especially considering that they are Townsville’s most adorable power couple ever.   Well, I hope you all enjoyed this piece of Boomubbles goodness and I will see you all in the next submission.   Boomer and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Bunnitch: America’s Most Dynamic Power Couple

This piece of Bunnitch fanart, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month, is dedicated to Frank Kovacshegyi aka SithVampireMaster27, PookieArt, and Zamy aka PinkuNoHato who are celebrating their birthdays today. So, Frank, Pookie, Zamy, I wish you guys a lot of love, joy, strength, and glory on your very special day and lots of success in your lives as artists and people. Como se dice en español, os deseo mucho amor, alegría, fuerza y gloria en vuestro día muy especial y mucho exitó en vuestras vidas como artistas y personas. This is also dedicated to all of the Bunnitch shippers out there. So, I hope you all enjoy this. One really has to give it up for Bunnitch or Mitch x Bunny just for being Townsville’s and Citysville’s interesting, fun, and really dynamic power couple. When one combines Mitch’s brand of roughness and toughness with Bunny’s lovability, amicability, and kindness, it is certainly a match made in Heaven. Besides, a buff, rough, tough guy like Mitch Mitchelson aka The Persecutor is certainly lucky to have a lovely, sweet, gorgeous wife like Bunny aka The Bouncing Mountain. Well, I hope you all enjoyed this piece of Bunnitch and I will see you all in the next submission. Mitch Mitchelson and Bunny from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Blossutch: Townsville’s Sexiest Power Couple drawn by me

This piece of Blossutch fanart, which is part of my dear friend’s Paula’s aka BrickercupMasterX3’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month, is dedicated to Gabzilla aka gabzillaz, PON aka keijipeiji, Antonio Claret aka Claret821021, and Romalis aka Bluunachronicles who celebrated their birthdays a few days ago and Shin aka kokamugithu who is celebrating his birthday today. So, I Gab, Pon, Antonio, Romalis, Shin, I wish you a lot of joy, happiness, love, beauty, and strength in your lives as artists and as people and I hope you had such wonderful celebrations. Como se dice en español, os deseo mucha alegría, felicidad, amor, belleza y fuerza en tus vidas como artistas y personas y yo espero que hayaís tenido una celebración maravillosa. This is also dedicated to all of the wonderful Blossutch shippers out there. So, enjoy and soak in the Blossutch goodness.   There is no doubt that Butch and Blossom make such a formidable couple, as this holy matrimony of the savage brawn and the elegant brain is something nothing short of fascinating. One should not also forget about how interesting their dynamics are both as fighters and as a couple. So, here are Butch and Blossom being the absolutely sexy couple that they are and you better believe that they can be more than capable of opening up a huge can of whoop-ass and still look so amazing.   Butch and Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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May It Be drawn by me

“May it be an evening star Shines down upon you May it be when darkness falls Your heart will be true You walk a lonely road Oh! How far you are from home   Mornië utúlië (darkness has come) Believe and you will find your way Mornië alantië (darkness has fallen) A promise lives within you now     May it be the shadows call Will fly away May it be your journey on To light the day When the night is overcome You may rise to find the sun   Mornië utúlië (darkness has come) Believe and you will find your way Mornië alantië (darkness has fallen) A promise lives within you now   A promise lives within you now” – May It Be, Originally sung and written by Enya, Co-Written by Roma Ryan, From the 2001 film The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring directed by Peter Jackson   This long overdue art trade I have done with one of my dearest friends Sylina aka AmusedDoodler is dedicated to Reddanmanic aka Silent-Sid and Iga aka Aiiga who celebrated their birthdays last week and, of course, the very person who has given me life, love, inspiration, strength, courage, and a lot of will-power my very own mother, Alma Mia Garcia, who is celebrating her birthday today. So, I wish you all a lot of love, joy, beauty, courage, hope, and abundance in everything you do in your lives. I salute, honor, and love you all.   This was actually a long time in the making. For AmusedDoodler’s OC pairing, Voic x Voice, to work, I had to be able to bring in a certain loving connection that these two have. I have seen some fanart of these two and they are actually lovely to look at, though this pairing kind of reminded me of Blossick, which, in turn, is one of my least favorite RRB/PPG pairings of all time, though I used to like it. Regardless, I have to say that it was rather fun drawing this lovely couple.   Enya’s May It Be is one of the most beautiful, haunting, and wonderful songs I have ever had the pleasure I have listening to growing up as a music aficionado. I basically listened to both the original Enya version as well as the Hayley Westenra version and I they are both exceptional in their own ways. I figured that in this picture, I thought that an autumn environment would suit Voic and Voice really well. I had them situated outside an open field, where there are colored leaves and potpourri falling around them like raindrops to add a fairytale-like mood and feel to this picture. Plus, Voic is basically dressed as a fairytale prince with Voice as his fairytale princess. I hope you all enjoy listening to both Enya’s and Hayley Westenra’s renditions of May It Be, as you gaze into the loveliness that is Voic x Voice.   May It Be sung by Enya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7MLT4MmAK8   May It Be sung by Hayley Westenra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwfyYk3eAdw   I hope you all enjoyed this and I will see you in the next submission.   Voic and Voice belong to AmusedDoodler.

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Aku’s Apprentices drawn by me

Aku: You three are ready. (Cackles menacingly.) Such fine specimens you are. You have that blackness in your souls that entices me. With that blackness, is that strength you three bear in combat. Will you pledge your loyalty to me your Master of Darkness and Shogun of Sorrow?   Butch: Yes, my lord. We pledge our allegiance to you and no one else.   Aku: What is your destiny?   Boomer: We will honor you and serve your domain with all that we have.   Aku: Yes! And what have I taught you three?   Blossom: Anyone who dares defile your realm shall be killed by our own hands and their corpses will be given to you to feast on.   Aku: Will you stay with me and fight by my side?   Butch, Boomer, and Blossom: Yes, my lord.   Aku: Will you obey my every command?   Butch, Boomer, and Blossom: We will, my lord.   Aku: Butch, Boomer, will you bring your most beloved brother Brick and take out his heart, lungs, and liver as a sacrifice for me?   (Butch twitches, as he prepares his signature Tornado Punch. While Boomer has his hands charged with raw energy.)   Butch: We thought you’d never ask. I would gladly have the privilege of bringing my dearest brother to you. It would mean the world to him. (Cackles wickedly.)   Boomer: You are not the only one, Butch. You may have shown your fraternal love and kindness to him, but I for one cannot wait to see him squirm like the vermin he really is. I will gladly kill him.   Aku: Excellent! And Blossom, if you are successful in not only bringing Brick and your sisters as my sacrificial lambs, will you, Boomer, and Butch stay and rule with me?   Blossom: I thought you would never ask, my lord. My husband, my lover, and I will be glad to rule side by side with you.   Butch and Boomer: Affirmative.   Aku: Splendid! The time has come. Go and do my bidding!   Butch, Boomer, and Blossom: Yes, my lord!   (As Butch, Boomer, and Blossom fly away at the speed of light, Aku remains and laughs loudly and menacingly.)   This piece of Aku, Butch, Boomer, and Blossom or Akublossutchoomer fanart, which is my contest entry for Powerpuff-Nation’s 2018 Halloween contest, is dedicated to Sheila aka syahilla, Phoebe Burick aka TheRandomCat88, Marshy aka Smol-Marshmallow, Ryan R. aka Rayryan90, Khalil aka sharkkson, and Icebluelink who celebrated their birthdays several days ago. So, Sheila, Phoebe, Marshy, Ryan, Khalil, and Icebluelink, I hope you guys had amazing, awesome, fantastic, and thrilling birthdays. I wish you a lot of love, happiness, joy, serenity, and greatness in everything you do as artists and as people. I would also love to dedicate this to all of the Blossutch, Blossoomer, and AkuBloss shippers out there and even those who ship Aku with both Butch and Boomer as a BroTP. I hope you all enjoy this piece of work I have for you.   Man, this has been in the making for the longest time. I have been playing with the idea of putting in the legendary, demonic villain Aku from Samurai Jack, which is pretty much the best Cartoon Network show I have ever seen in my entire life, in my Team Xtreme headcanon. With this character, I also thought it would be fun to add an element of a dark prophecy looming over three of my most favorite characters Butch, Boomer, and Blossom, which in turn is my OT3 for life. When mixing these elements together, something extraordinary popped up from my brain, especially with all of the times I have rewatched and rewatched my most favorite Teen Titans 2003 episodes featuring Slade and eventually Trigon. Those episodes were “Apprentice Parts 1 and 2” with Robin being Slade’s apprentice, “Aftershock Parts 1 and 2” with Terra being Slade’s apprentice, and “Birthmark” and “The End Parts 1, 2, and 3” with Slade having some connection to Raven’s prophecy and featuring the main big bad Trigon. I am very sure you can see where I am going with this. And yes, it is really enjoyable seeing Butch, Boomer, and Blossom go to the dark, diabolical, demonic side. It makes the plot focused on them thicken.   Aku is essentially an amalgamation of Slade and Trigon with a hint of Brother Blood, in my Team Xtreme Headcanon. Aku is not as cool and collected as Slade, but he can surely make one crap his pants off when dealing with him. You will not find me shipping Aku with Blossom romantically. Oh, no. He serves as a sort of dark mentor and grandfather figure to Blossom. He has done his fair share of creeping up to her room and giving her ominous symbols nearly placing a curse on her, thus threatening her with her comrades’ lives if she does not join him in the dark side. For Team Xtreme’s Team Mom that is surely a scary thought. I mean having to be in such a bargain with the devil himself just for the sake of her dear comrades could be a most harrowing choice. It also does not help matters that her darlings for life Butch and Boomer are dragged into this, seeing that they love Blossom with every bit of their being. At least for Aku, the more the merrier. So, he gets to appoint The Baron of Berserk, The Fleet Athlete, and The Commander and the Leader to be his apprentices in order to spare the likes of Brick, Buttercup, and Bubbles being slaughtered by the Shogun of Sorrow. Though, he also wants their blood as well when all is said and done.   Now, when it comes to Butch, Boomer, and Blossom, I have this to say about them in this scenario. Each of these three has a bit of Robin, Raven, and Terra in their systems and in their beings. Think about…

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Love Me or Leave Me drawn by me

“Say, love me or leave me and let me be lonely You won’t believe me but I love you only I’d rather be lonely than happy with somebody else   You might find the night time the right time for kissing Night-time is my time for just reminiscing Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else   There’ll be no one unless that someone is you I intend to be independently blue   Saaay, I want your love, don’t wanna borrow Have it today to give back tomorrow Your love is my love There’s no love for nobody else   Say, love me or leave me and let me be lonely You won’t believe me but I love you only I’d rather be lonely than happy with somebody else   You might find the night-time the right time for kissing Night-time is my time for just reminiscing Regretting instead of forgetting with somebody else   There’ll be no one unless that someone is you I intend to be independently blue   Say I want your love, don’t wanna borrow Have it today to give back tomorrow Your love is my love My love is your love There’s no love for nobody else” – Love Me or Leave Me, Nina Simone, Composed by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson, From the album Little Girl Blue, Released in 1958   This piece of BudBrute or Bud x Brute fanart, which is my final piece of work for KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month from September, is dedicated to Mercy Prince aka Haccoon, Kattajellie aka Thescarletsail, Ixshel aka bubbles213, and MariaDeFatimaツ aka Jasmine23Gril who celebrated their birthdays several days ago. So, Mercy, Kattajellie, Ixshel, Maria, I hope you guys had amazing, thrilling, wonderful, and elegant birthdays. I wish you so much love, joy, and euphoria in your lives as artists.   Yeah, you guys are absolutely seeing this. I freaking love Bud Smith together with Brute of the Powerpunk Girls as a couple. There is something so wonderfully charming about a moody, hardass guy like Bud pair up with a rough, wild-hearted, fiery young lady like Brute. I know these two can totally gel together. Moreover, it is a love-hate relationship to happen between a normie and a Powerpunk Girl, which makes this pairing all the more enjoyable.   As my final song for this spicy couple, I decided to pick Love Me Or Leave Me sung by Nina Simone. I swear this has been an earworm for quite some time all thanks to the lively, jazzy rhythm, which I think fits well with this couple. I hope you also enjoy Nina Simone’s virtuosic piano-playing combined with her exceptional vocal work.   Love Me or Leave Me sung by Nina Simone   I hope you all enjoy this classic Nina Simone song as well as this piece of Bud x Brute fanart. KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Month was definitely fun even though real life and other priorities got in the way, but that is how it is. It was still so fun to have participated and I will always treasure the PPG couples I ship so much.   Bud Smith and Brute from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Il Canto drawn by me

“La notte qui non torna più, dal giorno che sei andata via. Ed il cielo ha smesso di giocare, con le stelle e con la luna. E le nuvole sono ferme qui, come lacrime che non cadono. Vedi come il tempo, perde anche il ricordi. Resta solo il canto, di un amore che non muore. Prendi la mia mano, danza con il vento. Apro le mie ali, posso solo amarti così. Vieni, vieni, via con me. Resta solo il canto, di un amore che non muore. Prendi la mia mano, danza con il vento. Apro le mie ali, posso solo amarti così. Vieni, vieni, via con me.” – Il Canto, Composed by Romano Musumarra and Luciano Pavarotti, originally sung by Luciano Pavarotti, released in 1999 English Translation Courtesy of Translate Lyrics: “The night here does not return anymore, since the day you left. And the sky has stopped playing, with the stars and with the moon. And the clouds are firm here, like tears that do not fall. See how time, it also loses memories. Only the song is left, of a love that does not die. Take my hand, dance with the wind. I open my wings, I can only love you so much. Come on, come on, go with me. Only the song is left, of a love that does not die. Take my hand, dance with the wind. I open my wings, I can only love you so much. Come on, come on, go with me.” This piece of Boomercup fanart, as part of KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month last September, is dedicated to Jonathan Maxwell Peterson aka KingofSupremeChaos, Fairy Star Guardian aka OperaticAnimeNimue, and Charles Morgenstern aka TetraModal who celebrated their birthdays several days ago. So, I hope you guys had wonderful, blissful, and exceptional birthdays and I wish you abundance and joy in everything you accomplish as artists and people. Ah, Boomercup or Boomer x Buttercup, a pairing I can easily classify as a very cute, innocent pairing between The Fleet Athlete and The Toughest Fighter. Like I said when one combines Boomer’s sympathetic, lovable, and endearing dumb muscle nature with Buttercup’s feistiness, fiery attitude, and independence one gets a pairing that is quite flexible. Sure, in my opinion, it does not approach the OTP level that Brickercup, Blossoomer, and Boomubbles ended up achieving but Boomercup still manages to leave a fuzzy feeling inside of me. I first heard “Il Canto” originally sung by Luciano Pavarotti ever since I was twelve years old and this song was part of my life growing up. Three years later, I listened to Katherine Jenkins’ version and I also loved it. Moreover, just last night, I watched Jonas Kaufmann’s version of this song and I thought he was great as always. I figured that Pavarotti’s and Musumarra’s Il Canto would be a nice fit to Boomer and Buttercup as a couple, as it manages to be a sweet, moving song. So, I hope you enjoy listening to Pavarotti’s, Jenkins’, and Kaufmann’s versions of this song, as you gaze at the sweetness that is Boomercup. Il Canto sung by Luciano Pavarotti https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pqT2sGDgFw Il Canto sung by Katherine Jenkins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0ntVXzO_Lc Il Canto sung by Jonas Kaufmann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS6QvZXjSjs I hope you all enjoyed this and I will see you in the next submission. Boomer and Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Tacea La Notte Placida drawn by me

“LEONORA Tacea la notte placida e bella in ciel sereno; la luna il viso argenteo mostrava lieto e pieno! Quando suonar per l’aere, infino allor sì muto, dolci s’udiro e flebili gli accordi d’un liuto, e versi melanconici un trovator cantò. Versi di prece ed umile, qual d’uom che prega Iddio: in quella ripeteasi un nome, il nome mio! Corsi al veron sollecita… Egli era, egli era desso! Gioia provai che agl’angeli solo è provar concesso! Al cor, al guardo estatico la terra un ciel sembrò!   INES Quanto narrasti di turbamento m’ha piena l’alma! Io temo…   LEONORA Invano!   INES Dubbio, ma tristo presentimento in me risvegli quest’uomo arcano! Tenta obbliarlo.   LEONORA Che dici? Oh basti!   INES Cedi al consiglio dell’amistà, cedi!   LEONORA Obliarlo! Ah! tu parlasti detto che intender l’alma non sa. Di tale amor che dirsi mal può dalla parola, d’amor che intendo io sola, il cor s’inebriò. Il mio destino compiersi non può che a lui d’appresso. S’io non vivrò per esso, per esso morirò” -Tacea La Notte Placida, Leonora from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, first performance on January 19, 1853 at Rome’s Teatro Apollo, based on the play of the same name but in Spanish, El Trovador, by Antonio García Gutiérrez   English Translation Courtesy of DM’s Opera Site: “LEONORA The serene night was silent and, lovely in the calm sky, the moon happily revealed its silvery and full face! When resounding in the air which till then had been so quiet, sweet and sad were heard the sounds of a lute, and a troubadour sang some melancholy verses. Verses, beseeching and humble, like a man praying to God: and in them was repeated a name, my name! I ran eagerly to the balcony… There he was; it was he! I felt a joy that only the angels are allowed to feel! To my heart, my ecstatic eyes, the earth seemed like heaven!   INES What you’ve told me has filled my soul with anguish! I fear…   LEONORA Needlessly…   INES A sad but vague presentiment is stirred in me by this mysterious man! Try to forget him.   LEONORA What are you saying? Enough!   INES Give way to a friend’s advice, do give way!   LEONORA Forget him! Ah, you’ve spoken a word that my soul cannot understand. With such love that words can scarcely tell, of a love that only I know, my heart is intoxicated. My fate can be fulfilled only at his side. If I can’t live for him, then for him, I’ll die.”   This piece of Brickubbles fanart, which is part of KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month last September, is dedicated to Herb Montes aka HMontes, Kenny Andrade aka datteMEINUbayo, and Mat Brunet aka AniMat505 who celebrated their birthdays two days ago and Richard Cram aka RCBlazer who celebrated his birthday yesterday. So, Herb, Kenny, Mat, Richard I hope you gentlemen had such amazing, awesome, wonderful, thrilling, and beautiful birthdays. I wish you abundance, joy, love, luck, and prosperity in everything you do as artists and people. I would also love to dedicate this to all of the wonderful, awesome Brickubbles shippers out there. Finally, I would love to dedicate this to the great Madama Montserrat Caballé who unfortunately passed away yesterday from a gallbladder infection. Entonces Señora Caballé descansa en paz y gracias por su talento como una cantante famosa y brillante.   Ah, Brickubbles or Brick x Bubbles. I know I mainly ship these two as my main BroTP because of the fact that OTP shippings for these two are Brickercup, for Brick, and for Bubbles, Butchubbles and Boomubbles, but I cannot deny how cute and innocent this pairing is and how infectious their brand of platonic and puppy love really is. I would go out of my way to say that this pairing is my second favorite Brick-centered pairing of all time, the first one being Brickercup because, hello RRB/PPG Pairing OTP for life, and right smack below Brickercup and Brickubbles is Blossick because I have grown tired and jaded of the whole Red Cap and Red Bow craze and I would rather pair these two up platonically. Plus, there is nothing more adorable than having a large-and-in-charge gentleman like Brick pair up really nicely with his favorite little sister-in-law Bubbles.   Now, before I make you listen to Montserrat Caballé’s rendition of Leonora’s opening aria Tacea La Notte Placida from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, I would love to have a few words about my experience with listening to this wonderfully versatile diva. My very first experience with Madama Caballé was when I was ten years old and I was immediately fascinated with her, especially when I first listened to her rendition of Violetta’s Addio del Passato from La Traviata also by Verdi. Throughout time, I was fascinated by the repertoire she embraced from the Bel Canto dramatic coloratura soprano roles of Norma, Maria Stuarda, Anna Bolena, Elisabetta from Roberto Devereux, and Lucrezia Borgia to the full lyric soprano roles of Mimí, Liú, Fiordiligi, and Contessa Almaviva to the spinto soprano roles of Tosca, Leonora di Vargas, Elisabetta from Don Carlo, and Aida to the dramatic roles of Turandot, Sieglinde, and Isolde to her exploits in modern music with Freddie Mercury in the song Barcelona. I have always loved the focus, cleanliness, and purity of her voice whether she sang lyrically or dramatically. There was always something I admired from her and I feel so honored to call myself a devotee of hers. It is a shame I did not meet her in person, but the memories I have of her voice will always be kept in my heart, mind, and soul. So, without further ado, here is Montserrat Caballé singing Leonora’s opening aria Tacea La Notte alongside the Italian lyric soprano known for singing character roles Giuliana Matteini singing the role of Ines, Leonora’s confidante. Enjoy listening to this superb rendition.   As for the aria…

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Volare Nel Blue Dipinto Di Blu drawn by me

“Penso che un sogno così non ritorni mai più, mi dipingevo le mani e la faccia di blu, poi d’improvviso venivo dal vento rapito, e incominciavo a volare nel cielo infinito   Volare oh oh cantare oh oh oh, nel blu dipinto di blu, felice di stare lassù, e volavo volavo felice più in alto del sole ed ancora più sù, mentre il mondo pian piano spariva laggiù una musica dolce suonava soltanto per me.   Volare oh oh cantare oh oh oh nel blu dipinto di blu felice di stare lassù.   Volare oh oh” -Volare, Composed, Written, and Sung by Domenico Modugno, Co-Written by Franco Migliacci, Released by February 1, 1958   English Translation courtesy of LyricsTranslate: “I think that a dream like this won’t come back anymore. I was painting my hands and my face blue. Then suddenly I was being enraptured by the wind. And I was beginning to fly in the endless sky. To fly, oh, oh! To sing, oh, oh, oh, oh! In the blueness, painted in blue. Happy, to be up there. And I was flying, was flying happily, higher than the sun and still higher, while the world slowly, slowly was disappearing far away down there, a sweet music was playing just for me. To fly, oh, oh! To sing, oh, oh, oh, oh! In the blueness, painted in blue. Happy, to be up there.   To fly oh oh”   This piece of SnakBrat fanart, which is part of KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month back in September, is dedicated to Blueelephant7 and Larisa aka glittermuffins who celebrated their birthdays a couple of days ago. So, I hope you guys had an amazing, awesome, thrilling, and splendid birthday. I wish you a lot of love, joy, and prosperity in everything you do as artists and as people.   Ah, Snake x Brat or SnakBrat. This is a pairing I came up with seeing that I am not really a fan of pairing Sanford D. “Snake” Ingleberry up with Bubbles and prefer for him to end up with Brat of The Powerpunk Girls, but that is just my personal tastes. I just think these two are really adorable together and I can see it being the classic love-hate relationship which will eventually mellow out when these two drop their defenses and start being cuddly and comfortable with each other.   My love song for these two, which is, in turn, one of my favorite Italian pop songs, “Volare” composed and originally sung by Domenico Modugno is certainly a nice tune for these lovebirds. I grew up with this song when I was an eleven-year-old boy and I first heard Russell Watson singing this and I enjoyed his rendition. So, I hope you also enjoy listening to Mr. Watson’s rendition of this song.     I hope you all enjoyed taking a gander at this piece of SnakBrat picture and I will see you in the next submission.   Sanford D. “Snake” Ingleberry and Brat Plutonium from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Mon Coeur S’Ouvre A Ta Voix drawn by me

DALILA Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix comme s’ouvrent les fleurs Aux baisers de l’aurore! Mais, ô mon bien-aimé, pour mieux sécher mes pleurs, Que ta voix parle encore! Dis-moi qu’à Dalila tu reviens pour jamais! Redis à ma tendresse Les serments d’autrefois, ces serments que j’aimais! Ah! réponds à ma tendresse, Verse-moi, verse-moi l’ivresse! Réponds à ma tendresse. Ah! verse-moi, verse-moi l’ivresse!   SAMSON Dalila! Dalila! je t’aime!   DALILA Ainsi qu’on voit des blés les épis onduler Sous la brise légère, Ainsi frémit mon cour, prêt à se consoler, A ta voix qui m’est chère! La flèche est moins rapide à porter le trépas Que ne l’est ton amante à voler dans tes bras! Ah! réponds à ma tendresse! Verse-moi, verse-moi l’ivresse!   SAMSON Par mes baisers je veux sécher tes larmes, Et de ton coeur éloigner les alarmes! Dalila! Dalila! je t’aime!” -Mon Coeur S’Ouvre A Ta Voix from Camille Sain Säens’ Samson et Dalila, Libretto by Ferdinand Lemaire, First performance on December 2, 1877 at the Ducal Theater, Weimar, Germany.   English Translation: “DELILAH My heart opens to your voice Like the flowers open To the kisses of the dawn! But, oh my beloved, To better dry my tears, Let your voice speak again! Tell me that you are returning To Delilah forever! Repeat to my tenderness The promises of old times, Those promises that I loved! Ah! respond to my tenderness! Fill me with ecstasy!    SAMSON Dalila! Dalila! I love you!   DELILAH Like one sees the blades Of wheat that wave In the light wind, So trembles my heart, Ready to be consoled, By your voice that is so dear to me! The arrow is less rapid In bringing death, Than your love is By flying into your arms! Ah! respond to my tenderness! Fill me with ecstasy!   SAMSON By my kisses, I want to dry your tears And your heart away alarms. Dalila! Dalila! I love you!”   This piece of Brickercup fanart is dedicated to my most beloved friend, my soul sister in shipping Brick and Buttercup as a hot, spicy, and sexy couple, and a wonderful DeviantArtist the one and only Miss Paula aka BrickercupMasterX3, who celebrated her birthday yesterday. So, Paula, I wish you a most pleasant, wonderful, exceptional, elegant, and magnificent birthday and I also wish you prosperity, love, and joy in everything you do as an artist and as a person. Comme on dit en francais, je te souhaite une anniversaire plaisante, merveilleuse, exceptionelle, elegante et magnifique et je te souhaite aussi prosperité, amour et joie dans tous tu fais comme une artiste et une personne. Moreover, I would also love to dedicate this to all of the magnificent Brickercup shippers. Prenez plaisir mes amis.   Here we have 26-year-old Brick and his 25-year-old wife Buttercup as the legendary biblical couple Samson and Delilah. I personally think they fit their roles really well, as Samson was the leader of the Nazarites famous for his prodigious strength and Delilah was a Philistine woman known for her beauty, cunning, and seductiveness. Brick indubitably is a nice fit for Samson, what with his long hair and superhuman strength, and Buttercup dons Delilah’s attitude rather well with her overall beauty though in real life she is far from being über feminine. Still, these two look exceptionally gorgeous together and I was totally and utterly inspired by the Metropolitan Opera House’s promo picture of Elina Garanca as Dalila and Roberto Alagna as Samson, as Saint Säens’ “Samson et Dalila” will be part of the Met Live in HD’s broadcast lineup this coming October 20 and I am very excited to watch it. So, here’s the picture of my inspiration to try to get this down to a T.     Dalila’s signature aria “Mon Coeur S’Ouvre a ta Voix” always had a special place in my heart, as my first exposure to this was listening to Christa Ludwig’s and James King’s voices as Dalila and Samson and I immediately fell in love with this aria. The sinuous melody along with any skilled mezzo and tenor who can pull this off certainly makes any listening experience exciting. Moreover, I watched a taped performance live from the San Francisco Opera House with my late maternal grandmother starring Placido Domingo and Shirley Verrett as Samson and Delilah. So, Paula and to all of my dear viewers, I present to you five renditions of this aria from five of my favorite Delilahs Rise Stevens, Christa Ludwig, Shirley Verrett, Olga Borodina, and Elina Garanca and five of my favorite Samsons Mario del Monaco, James King, Placido Domingo, José Cura, and Roberto Alagna. So, I hope you enjoy listening to these five selections as much as you enjoy soaking up that Brickercup goodness. I also kind of imagine Buttercup’s singing voice being that of a mezzo-soprano to Brick’s dramatic tenor so I am pretty sure you can imagine these two singing this aria.   Rise Stevens and Mario del Monaco   Christa Ludwig and James King   Shirley Verrett and Placido Domingo   Olga Borodina and José Cura   Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna   So, Paula and my dearest friends, I hope you all enjoyed this piece of Brickercup fanart as well as the five renditions of “Mon Coeur S’Ouvre a ta Voix” from Saint Säens’ Samson et Dalila. A tout a l’heure mes amis.   Buttercup and Brick from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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