f*cking young!

  • John F. Kennedy: so... you must be America?
  • America: yep! What do you want to do on your first day, John?
  • John F. Kennedy: wait, I can do whatever I want?
  • America: yeah, I mean, you are my boss now! You can, like, order me to do stuff, but of course, I have a say in things~
  • John F. Kennedy: do I have to talk to Congress if I want you to do something?
  • America: not unless it's super necessary, why?
  • John F. Kennedy: ... wanna go and watch a baseball game together? I got tickets from my brother, but I don't know anyone who wants to go-
  • America: *hugs Kennedy* Oh my God, you're awesome!!!!

“I told a lie. When I said to stay with me, I did not mean as eunuch. Then why did I say that to you? I questioned myself endlessly every night and now I found my answer.”


I’m growing right before your eyes

Song is “Young Man in America” by Anaïs Mitchell, which is a song I have many, many feelings about. There’s a violence and harrowing feeling to the song, but in the end there’s a sense of contemplativeness that  I feel really fits with both Alfred’s character and just… this country itself. "There’s a feeling that the American is something of an orphan, that we can’t trust we’re going to be taken care of,” says the songwriter in reference to uncertainty and unease in this country, but at the same time I feel like there’s a lot of hope, which is necessary to survival, which i tried to sort of capture with this little piece. :0 

Thinking about possibly expanding to do the entire song in the black/white/gold style just to see how it’d work out, but I was struck with emotions for APH America while watching the PBS Hamilton segment, so I had to do something featuring him. Hope you enjoyed!