Okay but I think people are forgetting that Laurent isn’t a feminine man by any means…he’s actually kind of fuckin manly. He’s built like the statue of David, described to have broad shoulders, a cut body and not to mention the strength to whirl around a 500lb+ horse while cutting down soldiers with one arm.
Damen used to chase after gladiators for crying out loud. You know he’s gotta admire Laurent’s body for how sporty and strong it is. He’s not like this…slight, soft-bellied boy I tend to see around the fandom. The super long hair, the soft body, always making him bottom (did we forget he nearly topped Damen if not for some rude premature climaxing)…
idk I feel like Laurent is being feminized into very boring, stereotypical role where there always has to be “a girl” of the relationship. And I feel like with all the different ways Pacat described him she was very careful about trying to avoid this very thing! Laurent may be a prettyboy but that doesn’t mean he isn’t masculine af too. I just don’t want his awesome character to fall into the same void that nearly every other ‘bottom designated’ gay man gets in any given fandom.
If it’s not already obvious from the fact that I run the @sam-manson-defense-squad, I love Sam. Sadly, she seems to have gotten a nasty reputation among fans, which is a right shame because there’s a lot that can be done with her character. I do understand that her execution in the show was flawed, but if people can overlook bad writing for other characters, I think we should be able to do the same for Sam. Since the first two episodes do a pretty job establishing what she’s like, she seemed like a great character to start off with.
As a general rule, these character-specific posts will be focusing on the positives (meaning what I think makes them a good character and how they work as part of the show). I’m trying to enjoy something I love, and I don’t wanna spread negativity.
Anywho, let’s get started. (warning: will likely be image-heavy)
One of my friends (who isn’t into musicals) asked me why I loved broadway today, and honestly, I couldn’t give her a good answer a first. I mean, I love the music, the acting, the sets, etc. Its all incredible. But that’s not why I love it so much. And then I realized, its the sense of family. This might just be a me thing, but broadway just feels like one big family to me. Everyone always seems so supportive of each other, and they always just seem to genuinely enjoy each others company. Watching BTS videos and vlogs, the cast always seems so close, like they really love each other. And I know there’s probably a decent amount of tension and rivalry, as with everything, but I never see that. I never see any Twitter feuds, or tabloids talking about how this actor is cheating on that actress. They’re all just so supportive of each other, and for someone who isn’t really close with her family, its refreshing to see people who seem to really care about each other. I just really love the sense of community you get from broadway. But maybe that’s just me.
@quirkyanya OHH have they done that before with Careless Whisper? They prob have so so so many inside jokes! I just wanna be in their gang lol.
And yes, same, my intuition is saying they have a thing but I don’t wanna assume anything like HEY THEYRE DATING haha. I did however also notice that Lili and Dylan’s gf follow and like each other’s stuff, only time will tell I guess! She is literally hanging out with his girl gang all the time. I’d be so happy if they are in fact dating. Either way I’m such a trash for my otp’s being super close irl