One of my favourite things about Falsettos getting a revival is how different it is from the original production. I mean, fundamentally the plot is the same, but there are little differences that I think improve upon the show as a whole.
Example: Marvin and Whizzer’s relationship in 1992 was very subdued. They talked about their passionate love affair, and you had no doubt they were together but it just didn’t seem like they had the spark they claimed to have. There were a few moments (the racquetball games, What More Can I Say?, the baseball game) where I could believe it but for the most part I didn’t pick up on it. But in the revival (which I haven’t even seen, by the way, just GIFs and a few clips) Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells are all over each other. They’re just…touching all the time, in the over-stated, passionate way I’d expect from any love affair that Whizzer Brown has. And the true can be said for Charlotte and Cordelia, to a lesser extent. I had no trouble seeing that Charlotte and Cordelia were in love, but it’s more present, more visible in the revival. And other little things too (like Stephanie J. Block saying the word dicks)
My point is that there are differences between the revival and the original production that I think boil down to when they were made. We’re more relaxed with what we allow in our media these days. We no longer balk at the image of two men nearly making out on stage, we don’t titter at the same words we used to (i.e. the word dicks) and we don’t have the same opinions we used to have about…everything. So it gives us a little more freedom, a little more room to push the envelope a little and I think that’s lovely.
I think the scene between Lance and Keith about a thousand plus ten makes more sense if you look at it as through the ADHD!Lance lens. It seemed a bit off to me that Lance would say “that’s like a thousand plus ten” because he goes to a space academy founded to train and educate astronauts; multiplication seems like a basic necessity. It might have been a little mistake on his part, but it still wouldn’t really account for his negative reaction when Keith corrected him, and thinking about it, if you rewatch this scene with the thought that Lance does or might have ADHD, his being upset makes a little more sense.
I’m willing to bet Lance shows symptoms of blurting, and when some people blurt, they often mix up words or thoughts. For me personally, mix-ups happen when I have multiple ideas at once, and I say them as quickly as possible so that they aren’t forgotten. It’s very easy for me to understand why Lance would have said plus instead of times if he was blurting.
That being said, Lance clearly does not appreciate Keith correcting him and brushes him off entirely. This might be a defense mechanism. I’m 99.99% certain Lance knows 1,000 times 10 is 10,000, and in him trying not to look as if he didn’t know this, he reacted badly to the situation by calling Keith a dropout. And considering how many people took this as indication that Lance isn’t intelligent, I think it speaks a lot about why he did this. Personally, blurting is something I hate doing. It can often work against you because it’s almost like arguing with yourself. If this were a sensitive topic (I’m sure Lance, a person who deals with a lot of self-doubt, would find how others perceive his intelligence, and thus it would be sensitive, coupled with the frustration of blurting), I can see how something seemingly as small as a correction would irritate Lance.
tldr: Lance knows how to multiply, some scenes make a little more sense if you go in with a hc in mind, and Lance blurts and doesn’t like having his blurting pointed out.
I believe that once you love someone, it never really goes away. That each person you’ve loved in your lifetime will always have a small piece of you and you can’t throw it away. And it’s not a bad thing, it’s just the way of life.
her high-school-age ass deleted all records of her identity from the universe and then decided to make her new identity 21 so she could legally drink even though she’s completely underground and legally doesn’t even exist, and that is the only explanation I will accept.