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I have this tradition. It’s something I do now when a friend dies. I save his Rolodex card. What am I supposed to do? Throw it away in the trash can? I won’t do that. No, I won’t. That’s too final. Last year I had five cards. No I have fifty. A collection of cardboard tombstones, bound together with a rubber band. I hate these fucking funerals. I really do. And you know what else I hate? I hate the memorials. That’s our social life now. Going to these things.

Frank Wills, an $80-a-week security guard, triggered the uncovering of the Watergate scandal 39 years ago today.

The Post picked it up from there.

From his obituary in the Post (he died in 2000 of a brain tumor): Mr. Wills was considered a forgotten figure of Watergate when, in 1997, came a deluge of interview requests on the 25th anniversary of the break-in. He emerged embittered, telling a Boston Globe reporter: “I put my life on the line. I went out of my way. … If it wasn’t for me, Woodward and Bernstein would not have known anything about Watergate. This wasn’t finding a dollar under a couch somewhere.”

how needlessly complicated can this broadway au follow up get? it’s just supposed to be a follow up to a drabble, why am i coming up with notes on who did what, who played what part, and who banged who?

Personality headcanons
  • Lugia is very respectful even to those who are underneath him in power.
  • Despite this he can be very provocative in conversation, as he likes to question everyone’s usual way of thinking.
  • He’s very isolated and thus emotionally cold, but once he strikes a conversation he isn’t necessarily the silent type.
  • If he acts friendly or hostilely depends on your intentions and how much of a threat he finds you.
  • He has no longing for friends or company. He’s lived his whole life alone, and takes it as his duty to stay that way.
  • He’s extremely dutiful and loyal to his purpose. To be frank, he’d be willing to risk his life a thousand times over to follow his fate.
  • He has very little knowledge of things that does not concern him, thus has no clue what’s happening in the world outside of the sea.
  • Music and poetry are the sole two things that he enjoy outside of his work as a guardian.
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