there’s something endlessly hilarious to me about the phrase “hotly debated” in an academic context. like i just picture a bunch of nerds at podiums & one’s like “of course there was a paleolithic bear cult in Northern Eurasia” and another one just looks him in the eye and says “i’ll kill you in real life, kevin”
when anne boleyn died she was mostly likely in her mid-thrities, and perhaps looked older given the years of stress she lived as queen, she may have had a few greys hair and fine lines on her face
when elizabeth i met her troops at tilbury she was 54 years old, she had bad teeth and thin hair
when eleanor of aquitaine became queen of england she was already 30 years old, when her son richard began king she was 67 and lived some of the most active and adventurous years of her life until her death at 80
when catherine of aragon arrived at her trial at blackfriars and begged henry on hers knees to reconsider and then walked out of court and refused to return she was 43 years old, she was plump and tired looking after years of miscarriages
when her daughter mary raised an army for her right to the throne and entered london she was 37 years old, she was very small and looked much older than her age because of the years of bad health she had endured
anyway women don’t have to be 25 and hot to be important and we should let these women be the ages they were when they did these things
I’ll just… never understand creators of musicals specifically making their followers feel guilty for watching a bootleg. Like sure, it’s one thing for creators of movies to be like “Can you please just pay $5 to go to the movie theater to see this so we get paid for our hard work?”. But your tickets cost $1000 a piece because it’s always sold out and require hundreds of dollars in traveling and hotel fees, Lin.
How bout instead of “You’re disrespecting me” try “I’m so sorry you have to watch this shitty quality recording of this art I made that you’re literally dying to get your hands on, thank you so much for loving what I created and I promise I’m trying to get it to you affordably asap so you can truly experience it.”?