The Rowdyruff Boys

Love Never Dies drawn by me

CHRISTINE: Who knows when love begins Who knows what makes it start One day it’s simply there Alive inside your heart It slips into your thoughts It infiltrates your soul It takes you by surprise Then seizes full control Try to deny it And try to protest But love won’t let you go Once you’ve been possessed Love never dies Love never falters Once it has spoken Love is yours Love never fades Love never alters Hearts may get broken Love endures Hearts may get broken Love endures And soon as you submit Surrender flesh and bone That love takes on a life Much bigger than your own It uses you at whim And drives you to despair And forces you to feel More joy than you can bear Love gives you pleasure And love brings you pain And yet when both are gone Love will still remain Once it has spoken Love is yours Love never dies Love never alters Hearts may get broken Love endures Hearts may get broken Love never dies Love will continue Love keeps on beating When you’re gone Love never dies Once it is in you Love may be fleeting Love lives on – Love Never Dies from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, Text by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ben Elton, Frederick Forsyth, and Glenn Slater, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Based on Frederick Forsyth’s “The Phantom of Manhattan”, Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, Richard Stilgoe’s, and Charles Hart’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, First Performance on March 9, 2010 at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End, England, Great Britain This piece of Butchubbles and Boomubbles fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Butchubbles Month, is dedicated to oOAquaDreamOo and Allyszarts who are celebrating their birthdays today. So, I wish you a most pleasant, awesome, beautiful, splendid, and grand birthday and I wish you a lot of love, joy, abundance, and prosperity in everything you do as people and as artists. Wie man auf deutsch sagt, ich wünsche euch einen fröhlichen, schönen, hervorragenden und grandiosen Geburtstag und ich wünsche euch viel Liebe, Freude, Reichtum und Wohlstand in allen, dass ihr als Künstler und Menschen tut. This is also dedicated to all of the hardcore Butchubbles and Boomubbles shippers out there. So, sit back, relax, and soak in the Butchubbles and Boomubbles goodness. I mentioned in my first Butchubbles Month submission that I would squeeze the 26-year-old Boomer in as Raoul de Chagny to make this epic love triangle between Butch’s Phantom, Bubbles’ Christine, and, of course, his Raoul come to fruition. For my money, Boomer definitely fits Raoul to a T. He could easily pass as the childhood friend and designated hero who has very strong feelings for the designated heroine. Moreover, as opposed to Butch as The Phantom, Boomer as Raoul is sympathetic, noble, genteel in his own special way, and loving coupled with the fact that Boomer bears a graceful, youthful, mellifluous, melodious light lyric tenor voice to contrast perfectly with Butch’s rough, wide-ranging dramatic tenor. In terms of the setting, the peacock setting where Christine sings her big solo “Love Never Dies” was quite the challenge, which is also the same thing I can say about her gown, as I had to get the vital details down to a T. For what I accomplished, I think it went well, even though it does not surpass the original. I even have to say that I love differing Butch’s and Boomer’s bow ties to show that Butch’s Phantom is the anti-villain and Boomer’s Raoul is the hero. I am going to go on a mini-diatribe about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies”. I am not a fan of the plot to this rather unnecessary sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera”. I do also comprehend that there were some minute elements which were based from Frederick Forsyth’s “The Phantom of Manhattan” and that I can never overlook. When cutting down to the bone, “Love Never Dies” basically feels like melodrama for the sake of melodrama just because the plot demands The Phantom and Christine to get back together through some form of contrivance, thus neglecting the fact that Raoul’s love for Christine is genuine, natural, and pure while the Phantom’s is based on obsession, lust, and an unhinging need to have Christine all to himself because nobody else understands him but her. In essence, “Love Never Dies” negates certain elements that make Raoul and Christine function as a couple and, therefore, mangles a lot of characters especially poor Meg Giry, who happens to have the shortest end of the stick. Diatribe aside, I do enjoy some of the songs and I have yet to watch the full musical live if only to hear some really great singing and overall performing. Now that my mini-diatribe is out of the way, I would also like to address that the titular song’s tune is actually “The Heart is Slow to Learn”, which was supposed to be added in to the intended sequel to the 1986 musical yet ended up being performed by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa during Mr. Lloyd Webber’s 50th birthday. The second time this tune was used was for the show tune Our Kind of Love from “The Beautiful Game” also composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. “Love Never Dies” marks the third time this tune was used. Yes, it is rather lazy to rehash the same tune for different musicals, but I will give it the benefit of the doubt. Sure, anyway one slices it, the incarnations of these songs are rather emotionally manipulative. However, there is something that is sweeping and breathtaking about the melody that I cannot help but be hooked. So, for your listening pleasure, I present to you three of my favorite versions of this show tune sung by Anna O’Byrne, Sierra Boggess, and Rachel Anne Moore obviously all as Christine. Anna O’Byrne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-odWV6cD_8 Sierra Boggess https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZoQLaYKOGg Rachel Anne Moore (Auf Deutsch) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1h-jm2FNVg I…

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The Point of No Return drawn by me

DON JUAN (PHANTOM) You have come here in pursuit of your deepest urge, in pursuit of that wish, which till now has been silent, silent . . . I have brought you, that our passions may fuse and merge – in your mind you’ve already succumbed to me dropped all defenses completely succumbed to me – now you are here with me: no second thoughts, you’ve decided, decided . . . Past the point of no return – no backward glances: our games of make-believe are at an end . . . Past all thought of “if” or “when” – no use resisting: abandon thought, and let the dream descend . . . What raging fire shall flood the soul? What rich desire unlocks its door? What sweet seduction lies before us . . .? Past the point of no return, the final threshold – what warm, unspoken secrets will we learn? Beyond the point of no return . . . AMINTA (CHRISTINE) You have brought me to that moment where words run dry, to that moment where speech disappears into silence, silence . . . I have come here, hardly knowing the reason why . . . In my mind, I’ve already imagined our bodies entwining defenseless and silent – and now I am here with you: no second thoughts, I’ve decided, decided . . . Past the point of no return – no going back now: our passion-play has now, at last, begun . . . Past all thought of right or wrong – one final question: how long should we two wait, before we’re one . . .? When will the blood begin to race the sleeping bud burst into bloom? When will the flames, at last, consume us . . .? BOTH Past the point of no return the final threshold – the bridge is crossed, so stand and watch it burn . . . We’ve passed the point of no return . . . – The Point of No Return of “Don Juan Triumphant” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Text by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe, Lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, Based on Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, First performance on October 9, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, England, Great Britain This piece of Butchubbles fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Butchubbles Month, is dedicated to VishKeks, Cherin Bishop-Thorpe aka Rinnii, ujikintoki aka ujikin, Jonathan Edward Dolnier aka Pokejedservo, and Andre Partridge aka nakuuro who celebrated their birthdays a few days ago and KingofTheDragons1 and CyrizScarlet who are celebrating their birthdays today. So, I wish you so much love, prosperity, abundance, beauty, strength, and greatness in your lives as artists and as people and may you have such marvelous birthday celebrations. This is also dedicated to all of the Butchubbles shippers out there, so, do sit back, relax, and soak in that lovely Butchubbles goodness. Butch as The Phantom of the Opera and Bubbles as Christine Daaé have struck again. This time they are in one of my other favorite musical numbers of all time “The Point of No Return”. Sure, for some people, it is rather problematic, since Christine does not easily recognize that the gentleman who is playing Don Juan is not Ubaldo Piangi but the Phantom himself. Regardless, it is a steamy life-or-death duet that knows how to raise the stakes and it is glorious in its execution when done right. With Bubbles as Christine playing Aminta, I took a lot of inspiration from the original costume design for the stage but I also added that red flower Emmy Rossum’s Christine in the film version had for good measure. I am fully aware that the Phantom should have been fully cloaked, but I decided to go with giving Butch’s Phantom a fancy hat, making the mouth cloaked with a piece of black cloth, and make him be fully donned in black. Overall, I am rather pleased with the results. Since I love this duet so much, I decided to compile five of my favorite Phantoms Michael Crawford, Colm Wilkinson, Alexander Goebel, Saulo Vasconcelos, and Ramin Karimloo and five of my favorite Christines Sarah Brightman, Rebecca Caine, Luiza Nistler, Irasema Terrazas, and Sierra Boggess. Sit back and enjoy these renditions as well, as you gaze into this sensual Butchubbles moment. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKWe62… Colm Wilkinson and Rebecca Caine www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6zKp2… Alexander Goebel and Luiza Nistler (Auf Deutsch) www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSCrUK… Saulo Vasconcelos and Irasema Terrazas (En Español) www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2oG9v… Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArBmnO… I hope you all enjoyed this piece of Butchubbles fan art, what with Butch as the Phantom and Bubbles as Christine. See you in the next submission. Butch and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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The Phantom of the Opera drawn by me

CHRISTINE: In sleep, he sang to me In dreams, he came That voice which calls to me And speaks my name And do I dream again For now, I find The Phantom of the Opera is there Inside my mind   PHANTOM: Sing once again with me Our strange duet My power over you Grows stronger yet And though you turn from me To glance behind The Phantom of the Opera is there Inside your mind   CHRISTINE: Those who have seen your face draw back in fear I am the mask you wear   PHANTOM: It’s me they hear   BOTH: My/your spirit and your/my voice In one combined The Phantom of the Opera is there Inside your/my mind   OFFSTAGE: He’s there the Phantom of the Opera!   PHANTOM: In all your fantasies You always knew That man and mystery   CHRISTINE: Were both in you   BOTH: And in this labyrinth Where night is blind The Phantom of the Opera is there Inside your/my mind   CHRISTINE: He’s there, the Phantom of the Opera! (Vocalizing)   PHANTOM: Sing, my angel of music!   CHRISTINE: (Vocalizing higher)   PHANTOM: Sing for me!   CHRISTINE: (Vocalizing higher)   PHANTOM: Sing my angel of music!   CHRISTINE: (Sings higher)   PHANTOM: SING FOR ME!   CHRISTINE: (Unleashes a high note.) – The Phantom of the Opera from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Text by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe, Lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, Based on Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera”, First performance on October 9, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, England, Great Britain This piece of Butchubbles fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Butchubbles Month, is dedicated to twilaa, paster-demon, Maou aka meimeix, kanoii-chan, Were-Wolf-Hell, X-Luminescence, RainbowTashie, tsitra-tneced, HarukoxTaota, and my dearest friend and fellow color-clash shipper and fan, xahCHUx, who celebrated their birthdays some days ago. So, I hope you guys had an awesome, beautiful, great, prosperous, and grand birthday. I wish you so much abundance, strength, and greatness in everything you do as artists and as people. This is also dedicated to all of the wonderful Butchubbles shippers out there. So, sit back, relax, and soak in that Butchubbles goodness. Here we have 24-year-old Bubbles as Christine Daaé and her darling life partner 26-year-old Butch as the titular Phantom, also known as Erik in the original Leroux novel. I swear that these two fit their characters so superbly it is frighteningly fascinating. Bubbles, given the fact that her powers are sound-based and can sing like a lark if her and her sisters’ performance of “Love Makes the World Go Round” from “Mime for a Change” is evidence enough, is a great fit for Christine’s brand of ingenue purity, youth, and greatly prodigious skill as a singer. One can imagine what her rendition of “Think of Me” and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” would sound like at this age, especially that High E6 after “The Phantom of the Opera”, given that Bubbles has a coloratura soprano voice and technique in my Team Xtreme headcanon. On the other hand, Butch is an incredible fit for the Phantom’s dark charm and menace and one can imagine that he would have a knack at embodying all of these dark, brooding, ambiguously dangerous roles. Moreover, I could imagine Butch having a rough, wide-ranging, yet passionate dramatic tenor voice to combine wonderfully with Bubbles’ lyric coloratura soprano voice. Together Butch and Bubbles certainly have a lot of amazing chemistry as The Phantom and Christine. It should come off as no surprise that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has a very special place in my heart. I remember enjoying Joel Schumacher’s 2004 film adaptation as a young teenager, but there were some elements of the film that have not held up too well, in spite of some decent performances from the likes of Patrick Wilson as Raoul and Emmy Rossum as Christine. Sure, Gerard Butler does imbue the Phantom with some dark charm, but I really would have loved to have Antonio Banderas’s versatility as a performer to have embodied the Phantom for everything that he is. I even saw this particular musical in New York with maternal grandmother back in 2008 and it was enjoyable. With that said, I present to you five renditions of this musical show tune from five of my favorite Phantoms Michael Crawford, Colm Wilkinson, Peter Hofmann, Ramin Karimloo, and Ben Forster and five of my favorite Christines Sarah Brightman, Rebecca Caine, Anna Maria Kaufmann, Sierra Boggess, and Emmi Christensson. I hope you also enjoy these renditions, as you gaze into this piece of Butchubbles or Butch x Bubbles fan art. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman Colm Wilkinson and Rebecca Caine Peter Hofmann and Anna Maria Kaufmann (Auf Deutsch) Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess Ben Forster and Emmi Christensson I hope you all enjoyed this. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below which version of “The Phantom of the Opera” you prefer and who would be your dream cast for this said musical aside from having Butch as the Phantom and Bubbles as Christine. I, personally, would love to have Boomer as Raoul, Princess Morbucks as Carlotta, Jack Spicer as Ubaldo Piangi, Sara Bellum as Madame Giry, Robin Snyder as Meg Giry, Clay Bailey as Joseph Buquet, Mitch Mitchelson as Monsieur Firmin, and Mike Believe as Monsieur Firmin. See you all in the next submission. Butch and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Vivo Per Lei drawn by me

“Vivo per lei da quando sai La prima volta l’ho incontrata Non mi ricordo come, ma Mi entrata dentro e c’è restata Vivo per lei perché mi fa Vibrare forte l’anima Vivo per lei e non è un peso Vivo per lei anch’io lo sai E tu non esserne geloso Lei è di tutti quelli che Hanno un bisogno sempre acceso Come uno stereo in camera Di chi è da solo e adesso sa Che anche per lui, per questo Io vivo per lei È una musa che ci invita A sfiorarla con le dita Attraverso un pianoforte La morte lontana Io vivo per lei Vivo per lei che spesso sa Essere dolce e sensuale A volte picchia in testa, ma È un pugno che non fa mai male Vivo per lei, lo so mi fa Girare di città in città Soffrire un po’, ma almeno io vivo È un dolore quando parte Vivo per lei dentro gli hotels Con piacere estremo cresce Vivo per lei nel vortice Attraverso la mia voce Si espande e amore produce Vivo per lei nient’altro ho E quanti altri incontrerò Che come me hanno scritto in viso Io vivo per lei Io vivo per lei Sopra un palco o contro un muro Vivo per lei al limite Anche in un domani duro Vivo per lei al margine Ogni giorno una conquista La protagonista Sarà sempre lei Vivo per lei perché oramai Io non ho altra via d’uscita Perché la musica, lo sai Davvero non l’ho mai tradita Vivo per lei perché mi dà Pause e note in libertà Ci fosse un’altra vita la vivo La vivo per lei Vivo per lei la musica Io vivo per lei Vivo per lei, è unica Io vivo per lei Io vivo per lei Io vivo per lei Io vivo per lei” – Vivo Per Lei, Sung by Andrea Bocelli and Giorgia Todrani, Written by Gatto Panceri and Valerio Zelli, Released in 1995 English Translation: “I live for her, you know, since the first time I met her. I do not remember how, but she entered within me and stayed there. I live for her because she makes my soul vibrate so strongly. I live for her and it is not a burden. I live for her too, you know, and don’t be jealous: she belongs to all those who have a need that is always switched on like a stereo in the bedroom, to someone who is alone and now knows that she is also for him; for this reason I live for her. She is a muse who invites us to brush her with the fingers. Through a piano death remains far away, I live for her. I live for her who often knows how to be sweet and sensual: sometimes she stuns you but it is a blow that never hurts. I live for her. I know she makes me travel from town to town and suffer a little, but at least I live. It is painful when she leaves. I live in hotels for her. It grows with supreme pleasure. I live for her in the vortex. Through my voice it expands and produces love. I live for her. I know nothing else, and how many others I shall meet who, like me have written on their faces I live for her. I live for her on a dais or against a wall I live for her to the limit. also in a harsh tomorrow. I live for her to the very edge. Every day a conquest; the protagonist will always be her. I live for her because now I have no other way out, because, you know music is something I have truly never betrayed. I live for her because she gives me rests and notes with freedom. If there were another life I’d live it, I’d live it for her. I live for her, music. I live for her. I live for her, she is unique. I live for her. I live for her. I live For her.” This piece of Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossoomer, Bunnitch, and Robike fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Brickercup Month last December, is dedicated to tultsi93, Ronald Kuang aka SeerLight, PhantomLatte, Puni Puni aka Noire-Ighaan, Seyari Minamoto aka Seyari, gcar1a-unic0rn, Yahga, Kristen aka TromKehra, Abbie Lawson aka xXDittoXx, adRianne aka CulaRi-ann192, William Matthew Karner III aka DarthWill3, Jean aka Mayeru, RandMmanga, L.P. aka fashionbella, and Nicc aka e-hima who celebrated their birthdays a few weeks ago. So, I hope you guys had such magnificent birthdays and equally awesome 2019s. I wish you a lot of beauty, love, greatness, abundance, hope, and strength in your lives as artists and as people, especially in this year. This is also dedicated to all of the wonderful shippers of Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossoomer, Bunnitch, and Robike. So, I hope you all enjoy this and soak up that Brickercup, Butchubbles, Blossoomer, Bunnitch, and Robike goodness. Vi piace. Qué lo paseís bien. Vergnügt euch. Here we have my most beloved OTPs of all time, Brick x Buttercup (Brickercup), Butch x Bubbles (Butchubbles), Boomer x Blossom (Blossoomer), Mitch x Bunny (Bunnitch), and Mike x Robin (Robin), being all loving, sweet, and the awesome couples that they are. I swear there is nothing in this earth that is sweeter nor lovelier than the sensation of this feeling of pure bliss. When you have such charming, 26-year-old gentlemen like Brick, Butch, Boomer, Mitch, and Mike being the dashing beaus that they are to 25-year-old Buttercup, 24-year-old Bubbles, 25-year-old Blossom, 24-year-old Bunny, and 25-year-old Robin, you can certainly bet your bottom dollar that it is euphoria and true love incarnate. I have grown up with the song “Vivo Per Lei” ever since I was a 9-year-old boy, but I watched the Spanish version, which was a part of a music video Andrea Bocelli did with Marta Sánchez as part of his “A Night in Tuscany” performance. Ever since then, this song has become so addicting to listen to….

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That 70’s Winter Ball drawn by me

This piece of Brickercup, Butchubbles, and Blossoomer fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Brickercup Month last December, is dedicated to Sophie Gelsthorpe aka Sophiegegewophie, Paragon-Aura, Nana-boo, kaorgaa, SukiMisaki, tearmint, Ria aka pureria, Springy aka springgirl-13, James aka Jimma1300, Misse-the-cat, Amelia aka 100points4everyone, VNCCP, and Nadia aka OrdinaryDream3r who celebrated their birthdays some weeks ago. So, I hope you wonderful people had such exceptional, happy, blessed, and grand birthdays and I also hope that your holiday seasons and your 2019s were equally as awesome. I wish you a lot of love, happiness, and abundance in your lives as artists and as people. This is also dedicated to all of the amazing Brickercup, Butchubbles, and Blossoomer shippers out there. So, I hope you all enjoy this piece of Color-Clash RuffPuff Couples fan artwork and soak up that Brickercup, Butchubbles, and Blossoomer goodness. December 17, 2010. The City of Townsville. Townsville High. 18-year-old Brick, 17-year-old Buttercup, 18-year-old Butch, 16-year-old Bubbles, 18-year-old Boomer, and 17-year-old Blossom were in their senior year in High School or to put it more simply in the twelfth grade. This marked Team Xtreme’s final High School Winter Ball before heading off to college in the form of Townsville University in September 2011 and as you can tell the theme for this Winter Ball is The 1970’s. We see Brick and Buttercup in leather vests, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and boots to show their brand of classiness and toughness as a couple, Butch and Bubbles showing some skin and looking rather sexy as a couple, having a bit of bling on their bracelets, spiked boots for Butch, platform shoes for Bubbles, and, as a lovely bonus the Joy and the Laughter, a diamond-shaped pale sapphire navel ring, and Boomer and Blossom in large T-shirts, golden lockets, headbands, swanky long pants, and suede shoes. Let us also not forget that Boomer and Blossom have the whole Love and Peace philosophy going in their attire, what with Boomer’s endearing, adorable nature making him a fitting candidate for love and Blossom’s brand of diplomacy and savviness making her totally ideal for peace. As one can expect from these lovely couples, their evening before the Christmas break was, in a way, really groovy. I hope you all enjoyed this and may 2019 be an epic year for all of you. Brick, Buttercup, Butch, Bubbles, Boomer, and Blossom from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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A Fairy Tale Royalty Winter Ball drawn by me

This piece of Brickercup, Blossutch, and Boomubbles fan art, which is part of BrickercupMasterX3’s Brickercup Month last December, is dedicated to Kayla aka Butchercup34, Chinh Nguyen aka riaru0005, Aurora aka Helenus, Jonathan Bolanos aka UltraJohn567, Jermaine Deon Carter aka Gelefant, and Ross Payne aka Khialat who celebrated their birthdays some weeks ago. So, Kayla, Chinh, Aurora, Jon, Jermaine, Ross, I hope you guys had a blessed and awesome birthday, happy holidays, and a great 2019 to look forward to. I wish you so much love, joy, beauty, strength, abundance, and wealth in your lives as artists and as people. This is also dedicated to all of the Brickercup, Blossutch, and Boomubbles shippers out there. So, I hope you all enjoy this, as this was long in the making, especially during the time I was spending Christmas with my paternal grandmother in Cebu and my father, my mother, and younger siblings in Hong Kong.   December 18, 2009. The City of Townsville. Townsville High. We have our beloved members of Team Xtreme, who were eleventh graders at the time, in the annual Townsville High Winter Ball, which is held a day before the Christmas break starts. The theme for this particular winter ball is Fairy Tale Prince and Fairy Tale Princess, as our heroes are dressed to the nines in royal garb, especially considering that seventeen-year-olds Brick, Butch, and Boomer are dressed in elegant, princely attire, and their respective dates sixteen-year-olds Buttercup and Blossom and fifteen-year-old Bubbles are in absolutely gorgeous gowns. One can interpret this as a night to remember.   Well, I hope you all enjoyed this and may your 2019 be spectacular.   Brick, Buttercup, Butch, Blossom, Boomer, and Bubbles from The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.

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Brian Matthew Green: Tenacious Triple Threat drawn by me

This Blossoomer fan-child picture, which is part of KatyGorl’s Blossoomer Next-Gen Month last December, is dedicated to Lida aka LIDA-JEM, SarahMyriaCarter, nightshadowmlp, E.D. Thweatt aka thweatted, Jasmine aka JazUmiN13, and Michelle aka PoweredButtercup10 who celebrated their birthdays some weeks ago. So, I hope you all had such wonderfully beautiful birthdays and exceptionally happy holidays with your friends and families. I wish you a lot of love, joy, happiness, beauty, grace, brilliance, and elegance in your lives as artists and as people especially in this new year of 2019. This is also dedicated to all of the Blossoomer shippers out there. So, I hope you all enjoy this.   We find ourselves in Townsville in the year 2028, where we see Brian Matthew Green growing up from being a loving, sweet, and adorable young lad to a charismatic, charming, and exceptionally well-rounded seventeen-year-old young man. Even though Bloom, BJ, and Beau are in the twelfth grade, Brian preferred to not be accelerated when he was in the first grade, since he wanted to make sure that he had a stable career path when he came of age. As a seventeen-year-old that does not stop him from having such great ambitions to go to the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, the Juilliard School or the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, Guildhall, Royal Academic of Dramatic Art or London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in England, Harvard University with his desired Bachelor’s programs being musicology, theater, opera, musical theater, and the performing arts. Moreover, Brian even has his eye on performing at the Metropolitan Opera House, the Chicago Lyric Opera Theater, the San Francisco Opera House, the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, the Salzburger Festspielhaus, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Globe, and/or the Carnegie Hall to perform as either a French horn player or even an opera singer or an actor, who also has his eyes on Hollywood. While Beau is mainly savvy in music, Brian expands his boundaries to theater, film, and television acting, thus making him a well-rounded and ambitious performer. He still has his usual anxieties and jumpiness, but performing whether as an actor or a singer or even playing on the French horn are outlets where his nerves are not only calmed down but his creativity flourishes at an impeccable rate. As a child, he and Beau would always find themselves playing the French horn and the piano respectively in their school assemblies, to the point where their teachers saw so much potential in them going to schools like Juilliard. He even sang in the Townsville Opera’s children’s chorus in various productions like “Carmen”, “Tosca”, “Madama Butterfly”, “La Bohéme”, and “Turandot” just to name a few. He even had the same voice teacher as Beau, the magnificent Giorgio Gregorio Zampieri, who heard in Brian’s voice a stylish tenore leggiero in the making, all thanks to his experience with the French horn, which has contributed so much to how he was able to control his breathing and his phrasing. Being the ambitious teenager that he is, Brian found himself in a couple of vocal competitions. The first one was held in Townsville where he sang “Ecco ridente in cielo” from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, “Loin de son amie” from Halévy’s La Juive, and “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” from Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and he won the Golden G-Clef Award for young singers and musicians at the tender age of sixteen. A year later, he found himself in New York, where he found himself in the Maria Callas Bel Canto Competition for Young Classical Singers, the very competition Beau got himself into as well. There, Brian sang his three aforementioned opera arias as well as “Morgen” by Richard Strauss. He even ended up winning the Maria Callas Bel Canto Award for Young Classical Singers. Outside of his musical endeavors, Brian also has a few acting stints, as he got himself into a few film shoots as well as star in a few leads in some television shows all while still being a teenage boy. For that, he would not only practice his opera arias, but also learn his lines from play and movie scenes that he loves so much. Brian has such an affinity with Shakespeare that he practically has his favorite monologues thoroughly memorized and internalized within a matter of three days. Aside from doing film and television shoots, Brian aims to also do more voiceover work for Audible and even for anime. Brian even speaks fluently in French, Italian, German, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Tagalog to the point where he wants to travel all over the world so that he can perform in different languages. Beau and Brian are very close as brothers to the point where they confide in each other when the curtains close. They would perform duets on their musical instruments and even sing duets for two tenors from the operas by Monteverdi, Rossini, Gluck, Händel, and Haydn just to name a few and even sing some chamber music pieces, show tunes, jazz numbers, K-Pop, J-Pop, and Enka, thus strengthening their passion and love for music as a sign of their fraternal love for each other. Just because Brian has found success in music, theater, film, and television at such a young age does not mean that he has to skimp out on his studies. As a matter of fact, he is an ace in English, Spanish, French, German, Latin, theater, soccer, music, history, biology, mathematics, sociology, and political science to the point where he has averages ranging from 96 to 99%. Sure, at times, the burden of both academics and professional desires tend to get to him. Nonetheless, he is not one to wallow in self pity and he really enjoys balancing all of these academic and extracurricular activities, thus finding the joy and passion in each of these activities. Brian’s passion for the performing arts has gotten him so…

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My Top 12 Powerpuff Girls OTP of all Time

Happy Holidays, ladies, gentlemen, and readers of all ages! For all of the longtime viewers of my fanart and my journal entries, especially on DeviantArt, I know you are all aware of how much I enjoy posting my most favorite Powerpuff Girls couples of all time and not only limiting myself to Rowdyruff x Powerpuff fanart. So, for this list, I will be counting down my most favorite Powerpuff Girls OTPs ever. I did make my opinions clear in my redone RRB/PPG Shipping Chart formatted by @QuietLullabies where I talked about the five other ships that will be mentioned here again, but those will be said in very few words. However, with the other OTPs, I will expound on why I love them so much. I even want to dedicate this list to the likes of @BrickercupMasterX3, @KatyGorl, @AquaGemPrincess, @kaykeyser, and @Pastel—Star, seeing that I have some pending art trades and monthly entries with them, as well as making this list my personal Christmas gift to them. So, with that said, I hope you guys have the merriest of Christmases and may your upcoming 2019 be as amazing as it will be. Moreover, there will be no crossover pairings in this list, as it will be saved for another pairings list. So, let the PPG OTP love, begin! 12. Major Man x Sedusa On the surface, this con-man supervillain in a superhero’s cape and this seductress who uses her hair as a weapon can make for boundless, spicy intimacy. If one were to look beyond this, one would see just how well these two bounce off of each other. Yes, this is the overplayed big, buff stud falling for the sensual, sexy bombshell, but their moments of love-hate sex would be exciting on a consistently high level all thanks to their chemistry. Speaking of love-hate sex couples… 11. Ace x Berserk, Bud x Brute, and Snake x Brat Ah, yes, these three couples. I pretty much pair the Powerpunk Girls with two of the Gangreen Gang members and the eldest Smith son. Ace and Berserk click really well as demanding, tough leaders with Ace’s brand of devil-may-care charm complementing so wonderfully with Berserk’s crass, fiery attitude. Bud’s misanthropic attitude may clash with Brute’s bloodlust, but one can be sure that their moments of intimacy will be far from boring. In Snake’s and Brat’s case, I can safely say that these two can click really well in terms of their personalities with Snake being the roguish charmer to Brat’s feisty personality. Ergo, Snake x Brat is essentially a sugar and spice couple. So, there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, my love-hate sex couples involving Ace D. Copular with Berserk Plutonium, Bud Smith with Brute Plutonium, and Sanford D. “Snake” Ingleberry with Brat Plutonium. 10. Mr. Green x Miss Sara Bellum This got on here by complete chance, as I thought that these two would not only be a great couple because they not only make great parental figures to the Rowdyruff Boys, thus making them grow up to be fine, upstanding gentlemen, but also in virtue of their interesting potential and dynamics as a couple. I could see Miss Bellum, known in my headcanon as Mrs. Sara Bellum-Green, wearing the pants in this relationship because of her overall savviness, strong personality, and her experience at hand-to-hand combat with Sedusa in “Something’s A Ms.”. She would fulfill her role as a strong disciplinarian to the boys with flying colors and even be tender with Mr. Green when he needs it the most. Speaking of Mr. Green, I see him being the nurturing, comforting husband to Mrs. Bellum-Green as well as being a self-sacrificing, exceptional role model of a father to Brick, Butch, and Boomer. I figure that their dynamics as a couple would come off as flexible, full of amazing synergy, and full of the empathy that both of them have for each other. So, this off-beat, unconventional couple between a supernatural teacher and an articulate, straight-minded deputy to the mayor is definitely here to stay with me until the end of time, as I wholeheartedly approve of this pairing. 9. Professor Utonium x Miss Keane Before I shipped the Rowdyruff Boys with the Powerpuff Girls, before the beauty that is Mike Believe x Robin Snyder aka Robike, I was a hardcore shipper of Professor Utonium x Miss Keane aka ProfKeane ever since I was about seven years old. I swear the chemistry between these two educators is not only palpable but also beautiful, fun, and lovely. Sure, “Keen on Keane” was very much a ship tease episode which ended very disappointedly and I dare not spoil what happened in the ending, but, where my headcanon is concerned, Professor Utonium and Mrs. Keane-Utonium are happily married, thus making her Blossom’s, Buttercup’s, Bubbles’, and Bunny’s mother. With their superb parenting powers combined, Professor Utonium and Mrs. Keane-Utonium could certainly make Blossom, Buttercup, Bubbles, and Bunny turn into even more upstanding ladies and equally noble superheroines. 8. Harry Pitt x Julie Bean I will admit that this pairing landed itself here because of that lovely, cute piece of fanart in courtesy of the one and only @MissEmmyJay and that was “Doodle- Assigned Dance Class Partners”. Through MJ’s magnificent piece of work, I could automatically confirm that pairing Harry Pitt with Julie Bean is really interesting. This is the classic case of the grubby, messy, grungy boy pairing up with the chubby, jovial, freckle-faced girl which I am sure is done in a lot of pieces of media or literature aimed for a teenage or pre-teen audience. Something tells me that Harry’s and Julie’s relationship would go from slight disinterest as kindergarteners to being good friends as grade-school children to showing puppy love as middle-school children to dating as high-schoolers what with Harry being the grubby jock to Julie Bean’s preppy cheerleader all the way up to college and ending up married as adults. To conclude, Harry Pitt x Julie Bean is a pairing that is the…

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Zane’s Got Your Back

This piece of Zane fanart, which is part of my art trade with my very good friend and sister from another mother Dolo aka PowerpuffObsessed, is dedicated to the one and only Zane aka ZaneRowdyruff who celebrated his birthday yesterday. So, Zane, I hope you had a wonderful, grand, and exquisite birthday. I wish you a lot of love, joy, happiness, abundance, and beauty in everything you do as an artist and as a person. Como se dice en español, espero que tu hayas tenido un maravilloso, grande y exquisito cumpleaños. Te deseo much amor, felicidad, abunancia y belleza en todo que tú haces como artista y persona.   I have to say that enjoy making Zane’s OC Zane the Rowdyruff Boy because of how I had to make sure that I got the right characterization, attitude, stance, and everything about him that makes him awesome and fun. I figure that he would make a nice addition to my Team Xtreme universe as one of Brick’s, Butch’s, Bommer’s, Blossom’s, Buttercup’s, and Bubbles’ greatest ally of all time. Since he is fifteen years old and Brick, Butch, and Boomer are twenty-six years old, Blossom and Buttercup are twenty-five years old, and Bubbles is twenty-four years old, I think he would make a nice apprentice to them and he would look up to them as his greatest sources of inspiration, thus giving them a lot of respect and admiration and the team respecting him back in virtue of his extraordinary powers that while in the process of development shows exceptional promise.   So, Zane, I hope you like my idea for your OC in my Rowdyruff x Powerpuff Headcanon. Happy Holidays and I will see you on the flipside, man.   The Powerpuff Girls belong to Craig McCracken and Cartoon Network.   Zane belongs to ZaneRowdyruff.

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My Updated RRB/PPG Ships

This Rowdyruff x Powerpuff Couples Chart belongs to miss pacman aka QuietLullabies. And yes, there are a few additions to this that I put in, which are inspired by the other completed memes. Moreover, I am going to make this a Red Ribbon Reviewers contribution, since I have rarely done any of these contributions in text-based form.   Some things in this world are indubitably true. At best, Christmas is the time of giving, reflecting, and showing comfort, joy, love, and openness to your loved ones. At worst, Christmas can be the time of mass commercialism and consumerism to the point where people forget the true meaning of the season. To deviate from this holiday sentiment, lots opinions change either suddenly or gradually. Such is the case of my sentiments with my Rowdyruff Boys/Powerpuff Girls ships. Now at age twenty-six, I have seen that there are pairings that have held up well and others that sadly did not mostly due to decreasing tolerance of those pairings, as there were opinions from the old meme that have changed as I grew and expanded my horizons. So, for this holiday season, let us get the lumps of coal out of the way, as I talk about my RRB/PPG pairings I cannot stand anymore but actually function on a comrade-to-comrade basis.   Keep in mind that these are all of my opinions, so please do not throw a hissy fit if your ship gets the NOTP treatment from me. With that said, let us get the crap out of the way before we get to the really good stuff.   NOTPs that actually function somewhat better as BroTPs   Brick x Blossom aka Blossick aka The Reds or as the anti-Blossick people love to call it BlossSICK! Here a Blossick! There a Blossick! Everywhere a Blossick! Everywhere I turn when I search for Rowdyruff x Powerpuff pairings, Brick x Blossom seems to ubiquitously pop up. Why, pray tell, are these two red-clad leaders the poster children of being an awesome RRB/PPG couple or an overall Powerpuff Girls couple? Is it because of the belligerent sexual tension? Is it because these two have the most differences as opposed to Butchercup and Boomubbles? Is it because these two are opposites that attract each other? I guess those can be legitimate reasons as to why anyone would love to ship Blossick, since Brick is fire, Blossom is ice, he is rugged, roguish, rough, and crass, while she is classy, elegant, articulate, and poised, and Brick is street smart, while Blossom is book smart. Fine. I am not going to stop anyone from shipping Blossick.   However, do you really want to know what kills this “pairing” for me? Their egos! My goodness! After rewatching some episodes, I found out the one factor why I kind of abhor Blossick being shipped as a romantic couple and that has to be their huge egos. It is one thing to exude confidence, strong beliefs, and pride in everything one does. It is another thing when that said confidence and pride mutate into a bloated ego on the verge of hubris complete with bragging about what great qualities they think they have. Do not get me wrong. I like both Brick and Blossom as individual characters. However, when paired up as lovers, I get the feeling that their relationship will fall apart due to their egos and their willingness to constantly one-up each other and it will never cease nor desist nor will there be any compromise whatsoever!   Oh, and do not ever get me started on how overloved, overrated, over-bloated, and over-ubiquitous this RRB/PPG pairing is, as there are memes which place Brick as the favorite Ruff, Blossom as the favorite Puff, and Blossick as the favorite RuffPuff pairing. Let us also not forget the constant shipping wars going on between Blossick and DexBloss shippers, which can give the whole Superman vs Goku craze a run for its money.   I still could not believe I used to like Blossick as a teenager, but I guess when you are a teenager you tend to like almost anything without getting into any depths as to why you like it. My feelings for Blossick went from loving it to liking it to feeling indifferent to it to me shouting to the heavens, “PLEASE MAKE THIS BLOSSICK CRAZE STOP!!!!!” Sorry, hardcore Blossick shippers, but that is just how I roll these days.   In spite of all my vehemence against Blossick, I can still ship them platonically as a sort of Team Dad, Team Mom duo in my Team Xtreme headcanon. At least, these two red-clad leaders can work professionally like that. Plus, there are other better pairings for both Brick and Blossom anyway.   So, now that I got my feeling for the Reds out of the way, let’s talk about….ugh…The Greens!   Butch x Buttercup aka Butchercup aka The Greens Behold, the Greens. The toughest fighters. The muscles of their respective siblings. The very people you do not want to mess with if you get on their bad sides or cross their paths. And God, help you if you do, for Butch and Buttercup will give you the Queen Mother of knuckle sandwiches. On top of that, Butch and Buttercup are absolutely competitive to the point where no one seems to stop them from getting what they want. And yes, when these two green-clad, hot-tempered fighters are together, belligerent sexual tension will occur.   Unfortunately, the Greens have a seriously messed-up relationship, at least that is how I see it. What makes their relationship messed up is their stubbornness and their harsh, fiery tempers when they are together. Everything they do would feel like a freaking battlefield and that is saying something. Sure, this pairing is not as overrated as BlosSICK is, but it still sucks because of their unhinged animosity, grumbling, whining, complaining, aggression, egos, and constant shouting. These two green-clad hotheads would fail badly in an intimate relationship and…

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