LUCIA Verranno a te sull’aura I miei sospiri ardenti, Udrai nel mar che mormora L’eco de’ miei lamenti… Pensando ch’io di gemiti Mi pasco, e di dolor. Spargi un’amara lagrima Su questo pegno allor. EDGARDO Verranno a te sull’aura I miei sospiri ardenti, Udrai nel mar che mormora L’eco de’ miei lamenti… Pensando ch’io di gemiti Mi pasco, e di dolor. Spargi un’amara lagrima Su questo pegno allor. LUCIA Il tuo scritto sempre viva la memoria in me terrà. EDGARDO Cara! Sì, sì, Lucia. LUCIA, EDGARDO Verranno a te sull’aura I miei sospiri ardenti, Udrai nel mar che mormora L’eco de’ miei lamenti… Pensando ch’io di gemiti Mi pasco, e di dolor. Spargi un’amara lagrima Su questo pegno allor. EDGARDO Io parto… LUCIA Addio… EDGARDO Rammentati! Ne stringe il cielo!… EDGARDO, LUCIA Addio… – Verranno a te sull’aure from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, First performance on September 26, 1835 at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Italy English Translation: LUCIA On the breeze will come to you my ardent sighs, you will hear in the murmuring sea the echo of my laments. When you think of me living on tears and grief, then shed a bitter tear on this ring. EDGARDO On the breeze will come to you my ardent sighs, you will hear in the murmuring sea the echo of my laments. When you think of me living on tears and grief, then shed a bitter tear on this ring. LUCIA Your letter will forever live on in my memory. EDGARDO Dearest! Yes, yes, Lucia. LUCIA, EDGARDO On the breeze will come to you my ardent sighs, you will hear in the murmuring sea the echo of my laments. When you think of me living on tears and grief, then shed a bitter tear on this ring. EDGARDO I shall leave. LUCIA Farewell. EDGARDO Remember, Heaven has joined us! EDGARDO, LUCIA Farewell! This piece of Prinack fan art is dedicated to Brzonan, Chess Albaneze aka squonkhunter, Caroline aka angry-toon-link, DShadou, The-Daffodil, and Caroline aka Ghalise who celebrated their birthdays several days ago, Selena aka PrincessCallyie who celebrated her birthday three days ago, Wesley aka TheDutchAnon who celebrated his birthday yesterday, and PokeySmokey who is celebrating his birthday today. So, I wish you so much love, prosperity, joy, happiness, abundance, greatness, and beauty on your very special days and in your lives as artists and as people. Moreover, I would love to dedicate this piece of Prinack fan art to my father who is celebrating his birthday today. So, Dad, happy birthday to you and thank you for being such a loving, compassionate father to me and my younger siblings. Finally, I would love to dedicate this to all of the Prinack shippers. So, sit back, relax, and soak in that Prinack goodness. Here we have 31-year-old Jack Spicer as Edgardo Ravenswood and 25 going on 26-year-old Princess Morbucks as Lucia Ashton the tragic star-crossed lovers from one of my most favorite Bel Canto operas of all time Gaetano Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor”, which was based on the historical novel “The Bride of Lammermoor” written by Sir Walter Scott. What makes these two fit their respective roles to a T is that they are of extremely affluent families who own a heck load of property and they are young souls in love, even though they are far from being teenagers. Sure, Jack is far from being the most heroic gentleman out there and Princess is not one to constantly go cuckoo, but Jack is sufficiently dashing with a high-flying light lyric tenor voice and Princess is fresh and lovely as a daisy in an external manner and I imagine her belting out high notes like what any lyric coloratura soprano would do. Being someone who loves Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with a passion, I figured that the love duet “Verranno a te” would suit both Jack and Princess’s lovey-dovey nature so well. This duet is even more exciting when the high notes are also put to great use. Whether it is Lucia hitting the high E-flat and Edgardo hitting the high C or Lucia hitting the high C and Edgardo hitting the high E-flat or both Edgardo and Lucia hitting the high E-flat, there is always something so exhilarating when these two do it. For that, I will gladly display my six favorite Edgardos and Lucias singing this duet with the high notes and those are Carlo Bergonzi and Beverly Sills, Alfredo Kraus and Mariella Devia, Marcelo Alvarez and Stefania Bonfadelli, Paolo Fanale and Desiree Rancatore, Carlos Barcenas and Jessica Pratt, and Francesco Demuro and Nadine Sierra. Bergonzi, Kraus, Alvarez, and Fanale hit the High C. Barcenas and Demuro hit the High E-Flat. All of the aforementioned sopranos from Sills to Sierra hit the High E-Flat. So, do enjoy these selections, as you gaze into this piece of Prinack fan art. Carlo Bergonzi and Beverly Sills www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdWrJc… Alfredo Kraus and Mariella Devia (duet starts at 2:43) www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SicFs… Marcelo Alvarez and Stefania Bonfadelli (duet starts at 2:49) www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWrwqn… Paolo Fanale and Desirée Rancatore (duet starts at 2:28) www.youtube.com/watch?v=grt58w… Carlos Barcenas and Jessica Pratt (duet starts at 7:39) www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_KXh4… Francesco Demuro and Nadine Sierra (duet starts at 0:29) www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D2lBB… I hope you all enjoyed it and the six selections and I will see you all in the next submission. Take care, everybody. Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown belongs to Christy Hui and Kids’ WB. Princess Morbucks from The Powerpuff Girls belongs to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.
“There’s a wind that blows It’s calling your name And it speaks to me again and again Telling me, go to her Don’t let her go Hold her close to you Then you will know The meaning of love Exactly what is all about The feeling that I get when I can’t forget Everything that makes me want to That’s how deep it goes All I really know is that I love you so And if it’s the only thing I ever do Then I know it’s true That I should love someone like you Someone who believes in me Makes my voice to sing with a heart so free As sure as I can be For me, if one dream can come true Then I will love someone like you In your eyes I see A life that could mean so much more With you next to me And if time is cruel Well I won’t try to hide I could walk through fire With you by my side Cause after all if we want forever There’s a hand to hold through the sad and cold When nobody wants to know you So never let it go And you’ll never be alone Knowing that I love you so And if it’s the only thing I ever do Then I know it’s true That I should love someone like you Someone who believes in me Makes my voice to sing with a heart so free As sure as I can be For me, if one dream can come true Then I will love someone like you So never let it go And you’ll never be alone Knowing that I love you so And if it’s the only thing, the only thing I ever do Then I know it’s true That I should love someone like you Someone who believes in me Makes my voice to sing with a heart so free As sure as I can be For me, if one dream can come true Then I will love someone like you Then I should love someone like you” -Someone Like You, Andrea Bocelli, From the album Cieli di Toscana released on October 16, 2001 This piece of JulOmi fanart, which is part of Kaitlyn’s aka KatyGorl’s Claim a PPG Pairing Month, is dedicated to HaleysComett and Joshua Orro aka JoshuaOrro who celebrated their birthdays a few days ago. So, Haley, Josh, I hope you guys had amazing, awesome, thrilling, and terrific birthdays. I wish you prosperity, love, and joy in everything you do as artists. Since Prinack or Jack Spicer x Princess Morbucks has become such an item thanks to the ever-fabulous Selena aka PrincessCallyie, I figured why not pair up Omi from Xiaolin Showdown with Julie Smith from The Powerpuff Girls? In my mind, I always thought they would make such an adorable couple, what with Omi’s impulsiveness and simple way of life meshing up so well with Julie’s outer cuteness and occasional inner cattiness. I have the results are more than satisfactory and JulOmi is definitely a crossover OTP that is much a keeper as Prinack. So, here we have the 25-year-old Omi being so cuddly with the 24-year-old Julie Smith. And yes, in my headcanon, these two are happily married. I did mention that while Princess and Julie were in China, Princess fell for Jack while Julie Smith had a major crush on Omi. This crush eventually blossomed into a full-fledged romance between the Xiaolin monk of water with the doll-like, adorable youngest Smith daughter. And voila, a very cute couple for the ages. I figured that to heighten the cuddliness and love present between Omi and Julie, I thought that the Andrea Bocelli-composed song “Someone Like You” would be a most ideal fit for this couple. I hope you enjoy listening to this love song as much as you enjoy gazing at the sweetness and cuteness that is Omi x Julie Smith. I hope you all enjoyed this and I will see you all in the next submission. Omi from Xiaolin Showdown belongs to Christy Hui and Kids’ WB. Julie Smith from The Powerpuff Girls belongs to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.
“Cet air qui m’obsède jour et nuit Cet air n’est pas né d’aujourd’hui Il vient d’aussi loin que je viens Traîné par cent mille musiciens Un jour cet air me rendra folle Cent fois j’ai voulu dire pourquoi Mais il m’a coupé la parole Il parle toujours avant moi Et sa voix couvre ma voix Padam, padam, padam Il arrive en courant derrière moi Padam, padam, padam Il me fait le coup du souviens-toi Padam, padam, padam C’est un air qui me montre du doigt Et je traîne après moi comme une drôle d’erreur Cet air qui sait tout par cœur Il dit: “Rappelle-toi tes amours Rappelle-toi puisque c’est ton tour ‘Y a pas d’raison pour qu’tu n’pleures pas Avec tes souvenirs sur les bras” Et moi je revois ceux qui restent Mes vingt ans font battre tambour Je vois s’entrebattre des gestes Toute la comédie des amours Sur cet air qui va toujours Padam, padam, padam Des “je t’aime” de quatorze-juillet Padam, padam, padam Des “toujours” qu’on achète au rabais Padam, padam, padam Des “veux-tu” en voilà par paquets Et tout ça pour tomber juste au coin d’la rue Sur l’air qui m’a reconnue Écoutez le chahut qu’il me fait Comme si tout mon passé défilait Faut garder du chagrin pour après J’en ai tout un solfège sur cet air qui bat Qui bat comme un cœur de bois” -Édith Piaf, composed by Norbert Glanzberg, lyrics by Henri Contet, and released in 1951 English Translation: “This tune that haunts me day and night This tune isn’t born of today It comes from as far back as I do Dragged by a hundred thousand musicians One day this tune will drive me mad A hundred times I’ve wanted to say why But it interrupted me It doesn’t let me speak And its voice overwhelms mine Padam… Padam… Padam… It follows, running behind me Padam… Padam… Padam… It tricks me into remembering you Padam… Padam… Padam… It’s a tune, which like an accusing finger Haunts me like a weird mistake This tune that knows all by heart It says: “Remember your loves Remember since it’s your turn There’s no reason for you not to cry With your memories held close… “ And me, I look back at those that remain My twenty years of tapping that beat I see between the beats The whole comedy of those loves Accompanied by this tune that always goes… Padam… Padam… Padam… An “I love you’s” on the fourteenth of July Padam… Padam… Padam… The “forevers” bought at a discount Padam… Padam… Padam… The “Do you want to’s” here by the bundle And all this to bump into the tune That remembers me at the street corner Listen to the uproar that it causes in me As if all my past were on parade One must save some sorrow for later I have a solfege for this tune that beats… Beats like my wooden heart” This piece of Prinack fanart, as part of my beloved friend’s BrickercupMasterX3’s Prinack month, is dedicated to Ciara aka LadyMarigold who celebrated her birthday four days ago, Jim Kilpatrick aka Koku-chan who celebrated his birthday yesterday, and SheilaMBrinson and Kay aka transformers3roxCB who are celebrating their birthdays today. So, Ciara, Jim, Sheila, Kay, I wish you a lot of abundance, love, joy, and happiness in everything you do as artists. Comme se dit en francais, je souhaite a vous beaucoup d’abondance, d’amour, de joie et de bonheur dans tout vous faites comme artistes. Jack and Princess have hit the dance floor once again. This time they are in a ballroom waltzing with such precision to the amazing Édith Piaf’s chanson Padam, Padam, which is about a young woman who has a music-related memory about a lover she had when she was twenty years old. Obviously, these two are rather entranced with the music. So, for your listening pleasure, here is La Grande Madame Édith Piaf singing the passionate and electrifying Padam, Padam. I hope you all enjoyed this and as we say in French, vous prenez plaisir. Merci beaucoup et a tout a l’heure. Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown belongs to Christy Hui and Kids’ WB. Princess Morbucks from Xiaolin Showdown belongs to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.
“Sometime’s I’m right Sometime’s I’m wrong But he doesn’t care He’ll String along He loves me so That funny honey of mine Sometime’s I’m down Sometime’s I’m up But he follows ’round Like some droopy-eyed pup He loves me so That sunny honey of mine He ain’t no sheik That’s no great physique Lord knows, he ain’t got the smarts Oh, but look at that soul I tell you, the whole Is a whole lot greater than The sum of his parts And if you knew him like me I know you’d agree What if the world Slandered my name? Why he’d be right there Taking the blame He loves me so And it all suits me fine That funny, sunny, honey Hubby of mine He loves me so That funny honey of mine” – Roxie Hart from Chicago, Composed by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, First Performance on June 3, 1975, at New York’s 46th Street Theater This piece of Prinack fanart, as part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Prinack month, is dedicated to Eka Ju Wong aka LollyKittyPaws, kou aka kouriiko, Jon aka fanfics4ever, my very good Manic Expression comrade t-kun aka AwkardOddOne, Sam Flemming aka SouthJerseySam, and Nina aka Wickfield who celebrated their birthdays from a few days ago to yesterday. So, I hope you wonderful, splendid, phenomenal, and fantastic artists had a grand birthday. Keep on being as brilliant, innovative, and down-to-earth as you all are. I bless you all and more power to you and to everything you do. I would also love to dedicate this to all of the fine Prinack shippers out there. With that said, sit back, relax, enjoy, and soak in that Prinack goodness. Here, we have our anti-villainous/anti-heroic couple Jack Spicer and his darling wife Princess Morbucks-Spicer having a serene, sweet, and sentimental moment with each other. It also helps that the song choice, “Funny Honey” from the Broadway musical Chicago, is a wonderful fit for someone like Princess to dedicate to her significant other Jack. And who better than to perform this ballad than the fine Renée Zellweger, the Roxie Hart I grew up with ever since I was between my tween and teen years and somehow ended up becoming a hardcore Chicago fan when I was all but fourteen years old. So, let’s dig into this song. Maybe you can even imagine Princess singing this to Jack in such a sexy, sensual manner akin to what Madame Zellweger accomplished. I hope you all enjoyed this and I will see you in the next submission. Jack Spicer from Xiaolin Showdown belongs to Christy Hui and Kids’ WB. Princess Morbucks from The Powerpuff Girls belongs to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.