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“That’s not you” is a direct reference to what Arya herself said to her father when her father painted this picture for her of the life she could have as a lady of a castle and marrying some lord and wearing a nice frilly dress. Arya’s not domesticated, and it makes total sense that her wolf wouldn’t be either. Once the wolf walks away, at first she’s heartbroken to have come this close, and then she realizes the wolf is doing exactly what she would do if she were that wolf.”
D&D, for IGN

Oda Is A Scholar

So being a college student, I have to read my textbooks for my classes and some of you may know that I am studying Classical Archeology, cause I want to be an archaeologist. Anyways…I was going through my textbook (Greek Art and Archeology) and I found some damning evidence that Oda is quite the scholar.

Do you recognize a name? Right it’s Nefertiti, an Eygptian Queen! Who a certian princess named Vivi is named after!!!! So let me give you a quick summary of why Egyptians are showing up in Greek archeology; the Egyptians are like the smart, strong, influential, artistic senpais to the Greek. The Greek would often trade with Egypt, which lead to huge cultural exchange… Basically, the Greeks were like fangirls. Anyways lets move on; I’m getting deeper into the chapter, reading about figurines, frescoes, and pottery of the period I was reading about and I found this:

Alabastra seems familiar doesn’t it? So basically from what i’m connecting the fictional country of Alabasta is named after ointment containers in Ancient Greece.

So Alabasta and Vivi are a huge reference to the kinship that the ancient Greeks and Eygptians had during the Late Bronze Age (c. 1550 - 1100 BC), and this knowledge isn’t really common so Oda spends alot of time researching and incorporates alot of characteristics of a historal figure or thing (personality, what its for…etc) into characters and even countries!

subtle moments of genius in Hamilton, PART 2!!!

The last post kind of exploded, so I decided to do a follow-up!

I read way too much into things. It’s just who I am as an INFJ. Luckily, I’m also an English major, so I get to put that trait to some practical use. Here’s my take on two moments in Hamilton that are so much more complex than I initially realized.

#1: MARIA IN “SAY NO TO THIS”

  • “how does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore” / “you never seen a bastard orphan more in need of a break”
    • Hmmm, why would Lin reference the first two descriptors, “bastard” and “orphan,” but conspicuously leave out the third, “son of a whore”? Well, hear me out on this one…
  • “son of a whore” / “my whore wife”
    • Hamilton’s mother and Maria Reynolds are the only two characters in the show referred to as whores. This parallelism can’t be accidental. #chessnotcheckers
  • “When he was ten his father split, full of it, debt-ridden” / “My husband’s doin’ me wrong/beatin’ me, cheatin’ me, mistreatin’ me/suddenly he’s up and gone”
    • GUYS. THE REYNOLDS AFFAIR IS A MANIFESTATION OF HAMILTON’S MOMMY ISSUES.
    • MARIA REYNOLDS FUCKING REMINDS HAMILTON OF HIS MOTHER.
    • GUYS!!!!
    • #freud

#2: ELIZA IN “WHO LIVES, WHO DIES, WHO TELLS YOUR STORY”

  • “And if your wife/could share a fraction of your time…” / “I live another fifty years…”
  • “…that would be enough.” / “…it’s not enough.”
    • But this time, it’s not enough.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, ladies and gentlemen and nonbinary people.

Originally posted by wendlah