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Here's an example of the type of discussions that are goin' on in some of those discussion boards. I'm ashamed to admit I totally missed the connection with Faust!

Does anyone else here get the connection to Faust? Melchior is Faust, with his desire to seek knowledge that is not readily granted to him, and Wendla is Margueritte, especially in the original version where she is raped by him. She gets pregnant and dies of an abortion gone wrong (margueritte dies of childbirth)

also dont forget that this is even indicated in act one, when Melchior is actually reading Faust- an indication to the viewer that we should compare the two characters. Wedekind is a german playwrite, and i kept thinking to myself how GERMAN the play was...and i realized it was because he was sort of quoting Goethe
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I think I'm satisfied to be called a Spring Awakening fan or a fan of Spring Awakening. There is no need for a cheap, cheezy "name" or should I say stereotype. I would like to think we Spring Awakening fans don't need to gain attention to the show or ourselves by labeling ourselves with a name. One of the points of the show is going against the Status quo. I do hope fans of the show don't force a name to call themselves just because every other show on broadway has fans who have labeled themselves with a certain name. I would like to think we're better than that.
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but...papa I saw you at Spring Awakening and you were dancing and singing along with the sawngs.
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I do hope fans of the show don't force a name to call themselves just because every other show on broadway has fans who have labeled themselves with a certain name.

Yeah, like those damn "Gardeners"!
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blueram I agree. I know I threw out a name but, I don't think SA Fans need a name.
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re: What should Spring Awakening Fans call themselves?
Sits in a chair and stomps feet! Stompers?
I like Phanty's suggestion it is totally ****ed. How about this:
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how about "Spring Awakening Fans"?? Honestly, why does every show's fanbase have to have a name? I understand it is a good marketing tool, but even so, the only shows at the moment that truly have "those types of fans" are HAIR, RENT, and WICKED is getting there.
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It's just a nickname. What's the big deal? It's just for fun.
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Sorry, double post.
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See, my other thing with giving us Spring Awakening fans a name if we really do need to is that the suggestions seem "forced". None of them are really catchy or stand-out. They're not as catchy or attention-grabbing as RENTheads or Trekkies. In the end, fans are going to be divided and will never agree on a single name for themselves because nothing really sticks out as a clear unanimous favorite. Unless someone can suggest a really good and catchy "name" that majority of Spring Awakening fans and non-fans will agree upon, I think I'm sticking to "Spring Awakening fan".
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awaken bitches of life? lol
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Posted: 12/23/06 at 1:06am
Rath - I think I just wet myself. Thank you for that.

It seems that by the time I get to these threads, every point I want to make has already been made by someone else. I'm not one to beat points into the ground. I'll just say that I agree with those who see no need for SA fans to have a special name. I am hesitant to even use the word "fan" because of the ugly connotations that shows such as RENT and WICKED have given it.

I am not a springer. I am not an Awakener. I am not a bitch. That last one was a lie.

I am an admirer of Spring Awakening.
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Posted: 12/23/06 at 1:11am

They should call themselves SPRAWAKS, like Ewoks: both are unearthly, alien creatures who nobody understands.







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CapnHook, what do (did? ) Hair fans call themselves?

I can see both sides of the argument. On the one hand, perhaps it's better to just let it happen organically. On the other, what usually happens is that some journalist who wants to appear witty will coin a phrase to describe SA fans anyways and it will just stick. I'd hate to be called a "Springer". Makes me sound like a cocker spaniel or something. Why not take advantage of the opportunity to name ourselves when we still have the chance? The problem, as BlueRam points out, is getting everybody to agree. Is a puzzlement.
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What also might happen is the cast might think of a name for their fans, such as Felicia Finley mentioned in an interview that the cast called fans of THE WEDDING SINGER "Wed-Heads", and thats now what every fan of the show calls themself

So maybe the SPRING AWAKENING cast will do the same thing, and name their fans....
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"They should call themselves SPRAWAKS, like Ewoks: both are unearthly, alien creatures who nobody understands."

As are you.
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HELLO, Spring Flings. Duh.
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