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Favorite Autistic Headcanons in Animated Disney Movies

Hercules (Hercules)
Peter Pan (Peter Pan)
Fa Mulan (Mulan)
Rapunzel (Tangled)
Hiro Hamada (Big Hero 6)
Vanellope von Schweetz (Wreck-It Ralph)
Milo Thatch (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
Carl and Ellie Fredricksen (Up)
Lilo Pelekai (Lilo and Stitch)
Violet Incredible (The Incredibles)
Wreck-It Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)
Wasabi (Big Hero 6)
Anna (Frozen)
Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
Lewis/Cornelius Robinson (Meet the Robinsons)

(Feel free to ask me to give more detail on any of these headcanons, including my reasoning and personal interpretations.)

Fugue on a theme by C.M.v.Weber
Lea

So recently I’ve become kind of obsessed with fugues and counterpoint, and I thought this might me a nice idea! The theme is taken from the final movement of Weber’s 3rd piano sonata, which I’m also currently learning. I decided to write it for just two voices because a) I find it a bit difficult to imagine more than two voices at once, so I’ll have to work on that and b) because one hand can hardly do anything else while playing Weber’s theme. Anyways I had a lot of fun writing this and you can expect more fugues in the future! :)

ALSO I used a new soundfont and I like it very much, I think it sounds a lot more authentic than the old one and I’d like to hear your thoughts!  

Caesar as Dictator

The senators encircle Caesar, a 19th-century interpretation of the event by Carl Theodor von Piloty

During his reign as dictator from 49-44 BC, Julius Caesar had a number of notable impacts on the city of Rome.

One of the initial crises with which Caesar had to deal was widespread debt in Rome, especially after the outbreak of civil war when lenders demanded repayment of loans and real estate values collapsed. The result was a serious shortage of coinage in circulation as people hoarded whatever they had. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Caesar ordered that property must be accepted for repayment at its pre-war value. He also reinstated a previous law which forbade the holding of more than 60,000 sesterces in cash by any one person. Caesar later cancelled all interest payments due since the beginning of 49 BC and permitted tenants to pay no rent for one year. While these measures still did not eliminate Rome’s debt, Caesar’s creative reaction to the problem helped to alleviate the debt in a way that satisfied both lenders and borrowers.

In addition to debt, Caesar had to deal with widespread unemployment in Rome. As a way to reduce the unemployment, the poor were offered a new life in Rome’s overseas colonies. Those who stayed behind and depended on a monthly supply of free grain suffered when Caesar cut the grain rations in half, limiting the number of receivers to 150,000 when 320,000 had been collecting them. Caesar did, however, arrange for better supervision of the city’s grain supply, and he also helped to improve access to grain from overseas by constructing a new harbour at Ostia and a new canal from Tarracina.

The construction of new public buildings also served as a method of reducing unemployment in the city, but there was another motivation for building major projects in Rome: Caesar wanted to enhance the city’s appearance after he realized how unimpressive Rome seemed in comparison to Alexandria, which was considered the greatest city of the Mediterranean. As a result, the Forum Julium was built to provide more space for lawcourts, and the Saepta Julia, situated on the Campus Martius, provided a large enclosure for voting. Caesar also ordered the construction of a new senate house after the previous one was used as Clodius’s funeral pyre in 52 BC. Additionally, he sought to divert the Tiber River away from Rome to prevent flooding and to add to the city’s area. He had also planned to build a grand temple of Mars, a theatre that would rival Pompey’s, and a library that would rival Alexandria’s. Caesar never saw any of the latter projects completed, however, as he was killed in 44 BC before any of them were finished.

Caesar’s impact on the city of Rome continued even after his death when, in his will, he stipulated that his villa, the gardens surrounding it, and his art gallery all be made public. He also distributed his wealth to the people of Rome, leaving 300,000 sesterces to each citizen. Overall, Caesar sought to make Rome a cultural and educational centre of the Mediterranean world by attracting intellectuals, doctors, and lawyers to the city. Indeed, the actions that he took over his time in power showed his devotion to Rome and his wish to bring stability and prosperity to the city.

Euryanthe, J.291 : Overture
Alexander Paley, Brian Zeger
Euryanthe, J.291 : Overture

“What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. Music is love itself, it is the purest, most ethereal language of passion, showing in a thousand ways all possible changes of colour and feeling; and though true in only a single instance, it yet can be understood by thousands of men – who all feel differently.” - Carl Maria von Weber

Euryanthe, J.291 : Overture  ( Piano 4-Hands )

By Composer Carl Maria Von Weber 

Alexander Paley & Brian Zeger, Pianists