Nellie Putnam
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Joined 09-04-06, id: 1128007
Author has written 6 stories for Charles Dickens, Phantom of the Opera, Misc. Plays/Musicals, and Sweeney Todd.

Long Live Nellie-Benjamin/Sweeney!

Hello everyone! I am busy, busy, busy, so if my stories take a while, PLEASE be understanding. As you can tell by my first name, I adore Sweeney Todd and as far as my opinions are for the rumored movie-musical version: They better get one heck of a Mrs. Lovett because while Johnny Depp is amazing, versital, and goregous, I just don't see him as my Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd.

I'm a Patti LuPone fan, because unlike a lot of current Broadway stars, she has a solid foundation of first-class quality acting and then the coolest voice you'll ever here on top of that. I am undecided as to which of her Mrs. Lovett's interpretations I like more: the revival (which I have only heard, not seen :( ) or the 2001 concert w/ George Hearn (which is how I discovered our fav. demon barber to begin with!). Those of you who have seen both will agree: there IS a diffrence.

I'm new to Sweeney's world as far as writing goes, so please be gentle. I'm hoping to get a few pointers from yall because all of the Sweeney fic. here is amazing!

In case I forget: Steven Sondheim wrote Sweeney Todd and I do not own him in any way, shape, or form, though I sincerely wish I did. And I do not own Phantom of the Opera, and I especally don't own Erik, (as much as I really wish I did) Lloyd-Webber does, and Leroux does.

My other interests include writing memiors, and non-fan plays, and non-fan fiction, as well as acting. If I'm lucky, I'll be as skilled as LuPone, though that might be asking for too much, eh?

Some quotes from the play I think every theatre student (whether it be opera, play, or musical) should read, 'Master Class' by Terrence McNally:

"Singing is first of all about projection. So is speech. People are forgetting how to listesn. They want everything blasted at them. Listening takes concentration. If you can't hear me, it's your fault. You're not concentrating. I don't get any louder than this. So come down closer or leave."

“This is not a film studio where anyone can get up there and act. I hate that word. Act. No! Feel. Be. That’s what we’re doing here. ‘This is hard’. I’ll tell you what’s hard. What’s hard is listening to you make a mockery of this work of art. I’m not getting any juice from you, Sophie. I want juice. I want passion. I want you.”

“...Sooner or later you’ll catch on to my sense of humor. Or you won’t. Some people think I don’t have one. Only let’s get down to business at hand. We’ll save the jokes for out there. The real world. Whatever that means. Brutal expression. Brutal place. At least here we know where we are. We know where we stand.”

And my personal favorite. It's long, but so beautiful and if you take out singing, and put in what ever it is that you want/need to do in life (ESPECALLY if its artistic. Every artist, no matter what medium, acting, singing, dancing, who cares, you HAVE to read this if you're an artist), it is even more beautiful:

"The sun will not fall down from the sky if there are no more Traviatas. The world can and will go on without us but I have to think that we have made this world a better place. That we have left it richer, wiser than had we not chosen the way or not. The older I get, the less I know but I am certain that what we do matters. If I didn't believe that. You must know what you want to do in life. You must decide, for we cannot do everything. Do not think singing is an easy career, it is a lifetime's work; it does not stop here. Whether I continue singing or not doesn't matter. What matters is that you use whatever you have learned wisely. Think of the expression of words, of good diction, and of your own deep feelings. The only thanks I ask is that you sing properly and honestly. If you do this I will feel repaid."

Thanks for stopping by!

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The Opera Wench by my-echo reviews
COMPLETE. Currently undergoing revision. Almost two years prior to the advent of Christine, a young dancer stumbles upon the mysterious Erik one night and feels a strange affinity for him. Leroux-based.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 157,131 - Reviews: 443 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 8/1/2010 - Published: 10/19/2005 - Complete
Thirty Days by singwithin reviews
A series of ficlets and drabbles written for different themes, featuring various characters. COMPLETE.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 23 - Words: 16,000 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/18/2008 - Published: 12/3/2005 - Complete
In Between by hushlovehush reviews
General goings on between Todd and Lovett. Yep, I updated.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 4,245 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/7/2008 - Published: 6/25/2006
Chocolate Chips by Monstor reviews
Sweeney finds that he's bad at making cookies, but he's brought closer to his second family.
Sweeney Todd - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,050 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Complete
Matchmaker by MastersofNight reviews
A touch of Leroux, a hint of Kay. Nadir convinces Erik to use the services of a matchmaker, meeting a widow who enjoys Opera and turning upside down the life of an Opera Ghost. EOW.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 75 - Words: 146,989 - Reviews: 692 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 61 - Updated: 11/20/2007 - Published: 2/25/2006 - Complete
Concern by Tastes of Strawberries reviews
[sweeney todd] Benjamin Barker takes an interest in the domestic life of his neighbor.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 871 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Published: 7/28/2007 - Complete
Like Dusting the Eyes by Tastes of Strawberries reviews
[sweeney todd] She swears it wasn't so vivid before. Trace amounts of Doctoby.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 289 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2007 - Complete
Protection by jilduck reviews
Sweeney Todd: Toby fears Mr. Todd has been hurting his beloved Mrs. Lovett. He must do what he can to protect her. LovettToby oneshot rated for fairly nonexplicit sexual content. Based on the revival's versions of the characters.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,420 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/9/2007 - Complete
Not while I´m around by Lilys Eyes reviews
A few brief scenes from the well known tale of Sweeney Todd,told from Mrs.Lovett's point of view.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,636 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Published: 2/12/2007 - Complete
Silver by LadyLizaElliott reviews
[Sweeney Todd Revival] Now that business is better than ever, nothing seems to come in the way of Sweeney and Nellie's success. And, in a certain light, she could almost be pretty. [Completed, for now]
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,735 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/1/2006 - Published: 8/28/2006 - Complete
You Come From God in Heaven by Risita reviews
What if Fantine stayed asleep during Valjean and Javert's confrontation? She goes with Valjean to Montfermeil unaware of who he really is. Then she finds out, and their romance starts to bloom... Chapter 5 up, yay!
Les Miserables - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,945 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 9/8/2006 - Published: 6/10/2006 - Valjean, Fantine
To Seek Revenge May Lead to Hell by Lucy Barker reviews
A very short Sweeney Todd drabble. A combination of the outcomes of the original staging and the revival. Spoilers lie ahead.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 203 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/8/2006 - Complete
The Epilogue by azurelacroix reviews
Sweeney Todd. What if Lovett had managed to dodge the oven?
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 29,914 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 4/11/2006 - Published: 12/17/2005
Nothing's Gonna Harm You by Mizamour reviews
[Sweeney Todd] Tobias. The innocent loyal of Fleet Street. Revivalbased. Rated for distasteful imagery.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: M - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 699 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/4/2006 - Complete
Chitchat of the Damned by azurelacroix reviews
A Sweeney Todd vignette.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 604 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/28/2005 - Complete
The Sorcerer of Rouen by MastersofNight reviews
A reclusive business man, Erik imports the new American Typewriter, complete with a female Editor. With the possible sabotage of the shipment, is someone thwarting him, is she in danger, and why are there two masks? Four years post ALW. Complete.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 21 - Words: 57,489 - Reviews: 126 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 8/28/2005 - Published: 5/1/2005 - Complete
Tango Up On Sunset by T'eyla Minh reviews
A Sunset Boulevard fic. I'm really nervous about this. If you know and love SB, please R&R. Joe has a dream that changes his outlook on things... and I manage to give the whole thing a happy ending. Moved from Misc Movies...
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,358 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/13/2002 - Published: 4/16/2002 - Complete
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The Other Black Sheep reviews
How did Erik become deformed? Following the theory that Erik was a DeChangy, I introduce Erik's older sister, conniving and brilliant as ever and her STRONG tie to the story we love. LerouxKayesque. The lullaby is from 'Sweeney Todd'. Not mine, etc.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 6,276 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/11/2008 - Published: 5/29/2007
Of all the Demons reviews
Johanna has found herself away from Fogg's asylum, too rattled to do anything but wander. Too tormented understand anything but her pain. Into wose hands does she fall? Mrs. Lovett, dear. Incomplete. R&R!
Sweeney Todd - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 411 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/11/2008
Mother and Child reviews
Bad Seed. One-Shot. "Her cold grotto of a heart did not grow outside the rim of her own wants and needs. The only comfort the mother drew was that her child was helplessly incapable of being otherwise." Rhoda and Christine bored at home. Character-Study.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 464 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/6/2008
A Visit to Mrs Lovett reviews
Sweeney Todd. LONG oneshot. Deep analisys into Mrs. Lovett's character. Todd and Toby are featured. Please, oh please R&R! Comeplete, but there's ALWAYS room for construction.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,141 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/31/2007 - Complete
The Morning After reviews
SweeneyTodd. OneShot. The pair wake up seperately after one of THOSE nights with dramatic repercussions. Sweeney is on his agressive side, and Lovett is in a both angsty and romantic mood. R&R! Comeplete, but needs improvements.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 623 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/30/2007 - Complete
En Secret Our Scociety reviews
A TALE OF TWO CITIES oneshot. The scene where Charles Darnay is in La Force and he is taken into a cell with all other aristocrats. From the point of view from a young girl there. English assignment, but I'm proud of it. Read and Review! Please?
Charles Dickens - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 695 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/28/2007