john nathan

But while we pay the debt of humanity to our enemies, let us
not forget what we owe to our friends. About four years ago,
Capt. Hale, an American officer, of a liberal education, younger
than Andre, and equal to him in sense, fortitude, and every manly
accomplishment, though without opportunities of being so highly-
polished, voluntarily went into the city of New York, with a view
to serve his invaded country. He performed his part there with
great capacity and address, but was accidentally discovered. In
this trying circumstance he exhibited all the firmness of Andre,
without the aid of a single countenance around him that spoke
either respect or compassion, and though every thing that was
said or done to him was adapted to make him feel that he
was considered as a traitor and a rebel. Andre appeared great
in not contesting the clear grounds upon which he was con-
demned, and in refusing to employ the absurd and frivolous
pleas that Clinton would have put into his mouth. Hale,
though not at all disconcerted, made no plea for himself, and
firmly rejected the advantageous offers made him by the enemy
upon condition of his entering into their service. Andre earn-
estly wished the mode of his death might have been more like
that of a soldier ; but consoled himself by observing, that in
either way it would be “but a moment’s pang.” Hale, calm and
collected, took no notice of either of those circumstances. Andre
as he was going to die, with great presence of mind and the most
engaging air, bowed to all around him, and returned the respect
that had been and was still paid to him ; and said : “ Gentlemen,
you will bear witness that I die with the firmness becoming a sol-
dier.” Hale had received no such respects, and had none to re-
turn ; but just before he expired, said, aloud : “ I am so satisfied
with the cause in which I have engaged, that my only regret is,
that I have not more lives than one to offer in its service.”
— 

Boston Chronicle, reprinted in the London Remembracer 1782

The first time that Nathan Hale’s fate and reaction to it appeared in print, according to “Yale and Her Honor Roll”

​Sometimes I wonder if our favorite historical figures look at us from the afterlife and say “that’s my person. That’s my person and I will guide them thru the next seventy-five years” and then there’s others that are more “you read my wife and I’s letters one more time and I will end you.”

100 reasons to watch The 100

1. That BC scenery

2. Seeing people experience rain for the first time it’s so cute

3. Octavia’s goddess-like hair in the first season

4. Bellamy Blake’s half smile

5. Monty’s expert clap backs

6. They all get high off hallucinogenic nuts

7. LINCOLNS ABS

8. trees and mountains and nature

9. Badass women

10. Raven saving the day, agin , again, and again

11. Monty putting up with people’s shit

12. LINCOLNS TATTOOS

13. Miller. Just Miller in general

14. Murphy’s sarcastic comments

15. P.A.I.N

16. Long speeches about survival

17. “Nothing like a little pain to remind you you’re alive”

18. Watch Raven save everybody and continue to be the most badass woman while getting fucked over by everyone and by Jrat again and again and again

19. “I can make it go boom”

20. Clarke’s pretty drawings

21. Bellamy’s character development

22. The Blakes.

23. Wells.

24. Monty’s wink

25. Monty and Jasper’s high five

26. You’ll go damn when Anya and Clarke jump off a dam

27. Bellarke development

28. “Together”

29. “I can’t lose you too”

30. “Love is weakness”

31. Clexa

32. Clexa (cus they were fucking amazing)

33. Finn pulling Clarke into the water

34. “I am become death, destroyer of worlds”

35. Everybody gets super sick

36. Murphy you creepy mother fucker

37. Murphy you amazing mother fucker

38. Uh oh Finn gone crazy

39. Pew pew! Bang bang!

40. A series of misunderstandings between grounders and sky people

41. LINCOLN BEING HOT AF

42. “Who we are, and who we need to be to survive, are very different things”

43. ALIE’s mansion

44. Murphy dancing around and drinking such a babe

45. Fuck jaha

46. “You always did what you had to do to protect your sister, that’s who you are!”

47. BELLAMY’S SHYING AWAY AND SHAKING HIS HEAD BACK TO REALITY WHEN HE TOUCHES CLARKES SHOULDER

48. DAY TRIP

49. Two headed dear

50. GLOWING FOREST THAT ONLY APPEARS IN THE FIRST EPISODE LIKE FUCK I WANT MORE GLOWING FOREST

51. Linctavia being amazing

52. Bellarke flirting

53. They’re so busy fighting and surviving to take two minutes to wash their faces

54. Jasper’s goggles

55. Anya’s badass dead stare

56. “What happened?” “I happened”

57. Raven experiencing earth for the first time

58. Every mention of princess

59. “Maybe you’re forgetting the last time you were saving us, I WAS SAVING YOU!”

60. Richard Harmons acting

61. You get to watch the blooper reels at the end of every season

62. “Maybe life should be about more than just surviving

63. So many beautiful people

64. Bellarke shit

65. Revisiting the dropship seasons later

66. drunk Jasper

67. Those few times clarke ever smiles

68. Lexa twirling her knife

69. The Kane and Indra friendship

70. Bellamy Blake and his guns

71. Bellamy Blake and his GUNS (y'all know what I’m talking about)

72. “What’s wrong with a little chaos?”

73. Every bellarke hug

74. Monty and Jasper eating chocolate cake for the first time

75. Maya showing Jasper paintings

76. Emori shutting up those shitheads in the city of light when they told her she could fix her deformities, and she’s like “I’d fixed something if there was anything wrong with me”

77. ROAN’S EYEROLLS

78. Bellamy Blake adopting every child he sees

79. Lindsey Morgan

80. Candles somehow being lit at romantic times??

90. How does Clarke keep saving the world with her hair down like that??

91. Bellamy’s hair flips

92. Indra is a goddess. The goddess.

93. The delinquents listening to music as they drive around

94. Clarke somehow knowing how to drive the rover despite never being around when it was in use??

95. “If I’m on that list, you’re on that list”

96. Kane’s dad talks

97. Anya biting the fucking chip out of her fucking arm like the biggest badass to ever live

98. “I give myself to the miracle of the sea”

99. Luna is the miracle of the sea

100. “In peace, may you leave this shore. In love, may you find the next. Safe passage on your travels, until our final journey to the ground… May we meet again.”

Jasper Jordan is important representation for metal illness

Clarke Griffin is important representation, because she learned she had to overcome her pain, not run from it, and because she is also a bisexual female leader 

Raven Reyes is important representation of a physically disabled woman, who never let a heart murmur or a leg brace stop her from saving the freaking world.

Bellamy Blake is important representation because he shows that you can try to do the right thing after realizing your mistakes

Monty Green is important representation for not letting someone emotionally abuse you just because you care deeply about them

Octavia Blake is important representation for learning how to grow from your past to embrace you future with strength and courage, never letting anything keep you down and out

Emori is important representation of a person with a defect, who hid it all her life, before coming to accept and love her body for what it is

Bryan and Nathan Miller are important representations of a monogamous, interracial relationship

Luna is important representation for not doing something you don’t believe in, even though everyone is pressuring you to

Marcus Kane is important representation for trying to get two different cultures to coexist peacefully, while also respecting that culture’s traditions and beliefs

John Murphy is important representation of a male rape victim, and of never giving up, even if it means leaving your familiar surroundings to find where you belong.

I’m not saying this show doesn’t play with your emotions, because it does, and good TV shows always do, but that doesn’t mean the characters don’t mean something