Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cassie's Thoughts on the Emmy vs. Sarah Poll...

I don't have a lot of time, so I'll be brief:

When I first heard the Phantom CD, it was Sarah Brightman and I loved her voice!

Then, when I saw the show on stage, I thought that out actress was even better than Sarah.

Next, I saw the movie and I was blow away by Emmy's perfectness for the part!!! I still think that Sarah has a gorgeous voice, but Emmy's is divine!

I think that Sarah was very mature sounding and Emmy has the sweetness and innocence that is implied in the novel.

If you read the comments going back and forth on the post below, I can predict a Michael vs. Gerard poll coming next...

Friday, October 30, 2009

The results of one of the polls on our sidebar.

I set up a poll addressing Sarah Brightman and Emmy Rossum. I asked you who you liked better, and Emmy Rossum won. So now, I want to ask why you think that. Why do you think Emmy Rossum deserves the part of Christine and why you think she deserves it more than Sarah.
I think that Emmy Rossum plays the part better because she more resembles the 17 year old girl whose original occupation in the opera house was ballet and chorus. What are your thoughts?
(ps: if you're an author, please post your thoughts as an actual post, not a comment. thanks!)

"You alone can make my song take flight.
It's over now, the Music of the Night."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


the new background is up for this week! I absolutely love it. :) I put a poll up in the sidebar, so go vote!!! :D


"You alone can make my song take flight.
Help me make the music of the night."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My fan-fic for the Phantom. Or... my phan-phic for the Phantom. :)

I was extremely disappointed (depressed in the extreme, you know) when the Phantom died at the end of the book.
Therefore, I am going to say that he didn't die. And this is what happened after he didn't die.

Time held no value - living no weight. There was pain in every step, longing in every thought, despair in every feeling. He did not know how long it had been since she had left him, how many years it had been since she was gone. Neither, truly, did he care any more. Being the Angel of Music had long since lost its value to him: he had given up singing and inventing. He took up collecting all sorts of things. The compartment on the edge of the opera house was full in the extreme. He had perfected his most prized possession (the mask which made him look like any other man) only so that he could walk among the other people unnoticed.

I know it's not much, but I haven't really had time to perfect it so that it flows right. :)
Tell me what you think!


"Think of autumn when the trees are green.
Don't think about the way things might have been.
Think of me,
Think of me fondly
When we say goodbye....."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cassie's Introduction

Hello Phantom Phans!

Some of you already know me, but for those of you who don't, my blog is called Inside My Mind, the title I actually took from a 'Phantom' lyric.

I first heard the Phantom music two years ago and have loved it ever since! I've written fan fiction and done Phantom-themed art work. The novel is my favorite book and I've read it at least four times over again all of the way through. I cry at the end every time.

My brother plays all of the songs on the piano and I sing along. Sometimes I sing through the entire song book, but usually we just do our three or four favorites.

In February I saw the musical on stage and it was breathtaking! At the beginning when the overture plays and the chandelier is raised I felt chills going up and down my spine. It is, without a doubt, one of those moments that I won't ever forget. At the end of the musical, when Erik disappears and Meg finds his mask I felt tears running down my face. It was so beautiful and sad.

I've taken quite a few Phantom quizzes. They always say that the character I am most like is Christine and my result to the quiz to figure out which lyric I was is at the bottom of my post.

The reason I am so thrilled to have met tinydancer and to be a part of this blog is that I only knew of one other Christian who liked Phantom before this. It is wonderful now to be able to talk about such an incredible musical with other young people who share my religious and world views!

I must admit: I am a Christine/Erik fan! Raoul, to me, though admirable in some aspects, is somewhat of a baby. I believe that Christine should have married Erik and eased his sorrow and made his life full of joy.

I hope to be able to get to know all of you better and to see this blog become a wonderful place for fellow Phans to help Erik "make the music of the night..."

"Pitiful creature of darkness,
What kind of life have you known?
God give me courage to show you,
You are not alone..."

Monday, October 19, 2009

A background worthy of Erik's awesomeness.

I do not believe that this background gives any credit to Erik, or the whole opera for that matter. And I'm having a hard time choosing. So, I'm putting it to a vote: here's some pics of a few cool backgrounds I found.

I'm not exactly sure if I like any of them, but tell me what you think!!!


"You alone can make my song take flight;
Help me make the music of the night."


This is tinydancer.
This blog, if you haven't been able to tell, is devoted to the Phantom of the Opera. My friends and I will post things like our favorite scenes from the movie and the actual Opera, favorite characters and interesting facts about the characters themselves. Clips of the books, things that strike us about lyrics, so on and so forth. Also, everyone who joins as an author must choose a line from one of the songs to put at the end of each of their posts. It doesn't have to be the same line each post, but I thought it would be a cool way to sign them. :)
So, enjoy!

Anywhere you go,
Let me go too;
Love me,
That's all I ask of you...

His Music

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