Personal and Fan Fiction Blog from the moderator of david-jacobs-would. I always welcome prompts for Newsies fan fiction (even if I don't always respond to them super quickly)

 

sosa-parks:

Everyday I’m like “today imma get my shit together” and by the end of the day I’m like “tomorrow is the day for real”

I thought that I no longer had hot water in my shower.  It turns out I’ve just been turning the tap in the wrong direction for two weeks.  You know, having spontaneously forgotten in which direction the tap on my shower was meant to face.  

upgraders:

It’s weird that pirates would go from shore to shore looking for buried treasure when the real treasure was in the friendships they were making

coffeeandsleeping:

if there was a way to make your blog have a smell, so that everyone visiting your blog automatically smelled it, what would you make your blog smell like?

Newsboy Funerals.

spotconlonsterritory:

I read an article by Vincent DiGirolamo about the death and funerals of newboys. And it broke my damn heart.

Most newsies weren’t orphans, but when orphaned newsies died, their brothers took care of them. The newsies used to go without food to make sure their fallen…

Anonymous asked
Do you think Spot and David would be friends after the strike? Or they'd not talk again seeing as how the strike was the only reason they met (if you get what I mean)

David would be on Spot’s radar after the strike.  I don’t think Spot would seek him out, but Spot is friends with Jack and Racetrack, and David interacts with both of them, so he’d come up sometimes.  Having led a strike with him, Spot would at least have an awareness of David, and a set of opinions about him.  He’d think David was pretty smart in some ways, and really dumb in others.  I don’t think he’d hold friend status, because Spot is careful about who he will consider a friend.  Sometimes David would think he held friend status, but other times he’d think Spot hated him.  He’d mostly just be an acquaintance, though, who was sometimes interesting or amusing for Spot.   

If they ever became friends, I think it would be several months, or even several years after the strike.  Some people have headcanoned that Spot has more than his share of secretly nerdy interests, and if he and David connected over the right one, they might get closer.  Likewise, if they had another kind of big problem to solve together, or another reason to present a united front, they might get closer as well.

(Side note:  I like the idea of there being a friendship between Spot and Sarah.)