I literally don’t know how to preface this, so I’ll just say it: renkris and I made a Merchant of Venice / Dick In a Box vid! First half is his (1980 BBC version), second half mine (2004 version). It’s the mash-up you’ve been waiting for your whole life. You’re welcome.
…remember a certain speech in Henry V where he endorsed sexual assault, patricide and infanticide? Yeah, Bill writes like that sometimes.
I really feel, though, that with the whole play he’s either seriously condemning women to the fate of Katharina, or mocking anyone who would think she needs to be that way. Judging from the fates and actions of many of his other female characters, I cannot be certain that he really doesn’t believe this stuff, at least on some level, to really be true. And that bothers me.
Andrew: My wonderful Australian. :3 I met you because of this amazing website, which pales in comparison to you. I love you!
Ren: You’re nice to talk to, and you encouraged me in my long distance relationship with Andrew. Thank you. :)
Rachel: You’re awesome Rachel, and I must teach you how to use this site, so you can be an awesome Tumblr boss like Andy and me. >:3
Sarah: I’m not gonna lie, Sarah, I don’t understand you completely a lot of the time, but you’re an amazing person and I love to talk to you and hang out with you. To be honest, I wish we had gone to the same high school so we could have seen each other more. Anyway, I’m always here for you. :)
Andy: We’ve been friends for, like ever, and to be honest, I understand you so much better since I got on this website. I’m really glad you made me start my blog. :)
Jamie: I met you through Andrew, and you’re awesome! I love your Star Wars spams. :3 From what he’s told me, you’re the reason Andrew’s still on Tumblr, and basically that means I met him because of you. Thank you so much! xD
Connor: You’re cool. I want to get to know you better, partly because you like My Little Pony, but mostly because you’re just awesome.
Thomas: You’re one of the first people I met through the Wheel of Time tag. You’re really cool. :) Also, I really want to know who this mysterious anon is. D:
Maly: I met you through the Wheel of Time tag too. I love your obsession with Katie McGrath and beards. I hope that works out for you, to be honest. :) We should do another Skype call again, if you want. :3
Kasumi: You are without a doubt the most creative and artistically talented person I know. You’re an amazing friend and I know I can always count on you to be there for me. I really hope your art takes you far, because it’s always awesome and you deserve it. :)
Riley: Your drawings are almost as adorable as you are, and that’s saying quite a lot. I love you Riley! Don’t ever doubt how awesome you are, because you’re pretty freaking awesome. :3
Saisha: We really really really really really need to hang out again. Our Jane Austen party was awesome and I really do like hanging out with you. I’m going to be off for, like a month, in two weeks, so we MUST hang out! :D
Hannah: My darling ex-wife. I miss you! We have to hang out again soon too. You’re amazing and wonderful and beautiful.