Ugh…..Okay, I am so upset rn. Why this boy can get laid and i cannot? Like he
is an idol and working his ass 24/7 barely finding free time in his
busy schedule. And I am here literally (sexy)free&single (ready to
bingo) and still no one want my ass. F u Jeon Jungkook.
Does the face of a person ever just randomly pop into your head and you can’t help but smile (internally or externally)
You probably either:
A) Relate this to irl
B) Or are like me, hopelessly in love with fictional characters
Positive things about the Oscar Isaac Hamlet because I swear I’m trying
First off, Keegan Michael Key played the stand in for Old Hamlet in the dumb show and did a fake death that I swear went on for about three minutes and had me ROARING. Half the actors were visibly laughing when it was clear they were not supposed to
After “And let those that play your clowns speak no more than is set down for them; for there be of them that will themselves laugh, to set on some quantity of barren spectators to laugh too; though, in the mean time, some necessary question of the play be then to be considered: that’s villanous, and shows a most pitiful ambition in the fool that uses it,” all of the other players stared significantly at Key and he got all offended and it was HILARIOUS
He was the first and only Hamlet I’ve ever seen that was princely and justified all those lines about Hamlet being beloved by the common man. He was charismatic, magnetic, and charming AS WELL AS complicated and sad
Every single soliloquy (perhaps with the exception of To be or not to be, which…I blame the director) was outstanding. He gave me the stand up comedian Hamlet I’ve been longing for and there were lines in that play I heard for the first time because of him
The balance of comedic madness with very real depression was flawless. Also, he took off his pants every single time he was “mad”
For the first time, I didn’t want to punch Hamlet in the balls for leaping into Ophelia’s grave. His sorrow was so profoundly believable, I stopped thinking about how shitty a thing it was to do
His VERSE SPEAKING ABILITY WAS IMPECCABLE. He was on his voice, the language was in his body from head to toe, and he achieved that magic alchemy of balancing heightened language with rooted emotion. He found the poetry AND the simplicity.
In short, Oscar Isaac should play every single major Shakespeare role forever and ever. He’s Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Ian McKellen good. And I don’t think that’s an exaggeration.
So, looking through Twitter today with all this thing about Rick answering questions in honor of Percy’s birthday, there was something that kind of upset me: Reyna’s sexual orientation issue. I know that this topic has existed all along since HoO books, but seeing today Rick repeat twice (hereand here) in different tweets his thoughts about this and after reading some of the negative response tweets just made me feel kind of bad, so I needed to talk. Here’s the thing:
• Rick explained that everyone were free to interpret the character however we wanted unless he states otherwise, for this I mean, to make Reyna’s sexual orientation officially canon. If you wanna interpret her as a bi or lesbian, that’s okay. If you see her as a straight young woman, that’s okay too. But why to try to kind of “force” Rick to make her something he doesn’t want to or something that he never meant her to be when he created the character? Some people in the comments seem to be outraged because of Rick saying in the second tweet that for him Reyna «was never meant to be anything but straight» (in his own words). Okay, so people is just gonna hate because Rick since the beginning plans for Reyna were being straight or because he considers her straight? Why people? That’s just like the bad typical criticize of wanting a gay person to be straight, just that inverse, and it’s wrong. And as I said before and as he had already said, you can interpret the character the way you want unless he says otherwise.
• There was these comments that seemed kinda upset because of Reyna not being lesbian in Rick’s imagination/thoughts nor confirming her orientation as canon. One of them said that there was no lesbian character in the books to guide young woman (I tried to find it again but I think it was eliminated) and the other one said that lesbian Reyna was like needed as a representation for young readers with this orientation (This is not all they say but I’m just summarizing it in my own words). First of all, there’s already a lesbian couple introduced in Rick’s universe, which I personally loved, that I think could be a guide for young girls. Why need necessarily Reyna? Rick already explained why he doesn’t want to take that path with her and I think we, as his readers and fans of his work, need to support him in his decisions of making the characters however he thinks is the right way. Why being upset? Rick has many other amazing characters being canonically in the lgbt+ community and keeps doing a great work, we can see it in Magnus Chase. Why to be fighting for one more character he thinks should be straight? But one more time, you can interpret the character as wished.
Reyna is my second favorite character in Percy Jackson’s universe, and I totally love my girl. And at least for me, I see Reyna as a young, strong, independent, straight woman who needs no man to be happy, who needs no man to “complete” her, ‘cause she already is. She has friends who would do anything for her and viceversa. As Rick said, «Reyna has more awesomeness in her fingernails than most of us will ever achieve in our lifetimes. (…) Reyna IS Reyna’s better half». With this I don’t mean that she should stay single forever and ever, but when she finds the right man for her, it will be a real, true and pure love that will make her happier than she already is. And for me, she represents loving yourself no matter what, being strong even when you feel you can’t anymore. She represents being comfortable and happy with yourself, for who you are. That’s what Reyna is to me.