the only correct way to play the vineyard scene in the musical is for hanschen to be so flustered by how goddamn cute ernst is that he loses control of his mouth and starts saying the weirdest shit and then proceeds to completely freak out while ernst isn’t looking
i love how spring awakening fans have basically created their own versions of both hanschen and ernst???? like they both have one main scene in the musical but that’s it and the play version of them is cute but it doesn’t match our idea of hanschen and ernst at all. like we all agree that hanschen loves sweaters and he looks completely godlike even though there’s probably been like two attractive hanschen actors in the history of spring awakening and we know ernst is an artist (which i mean he totally is but….. why???? where did that come from?? he has like ten lines in the whole show) and im just,.,,…. where did these ideas come from
a 50k academic essay on modern adaptations of classic works that are less progressive than their 100+ year old source materials titled “Hänschen & Ernst”, subtitle “fuck you Steven sater”, sub-subtitle “they were never meant to be a joke”
I’m pretty neutral about them to be honest. I don’t hate them, but I
don’t get all excited about them either. I do tend to be wary about
their introduction though in the same way I’m wary about any OC until
I’ve actually seen them in action, since a poorly implemented new
character can ruin a good story stupidly fast for me.
Also in the
aestethic department it’s pretty hard for me to find fanchildren
designs that can capture my attention. So far the only designs I can say I absolutely adore are Solene by @lili-vilka and Sater by @katelynntheg . I’ve seen a lot of others that are pretty good too but, I don’t know, they can’t really hold my interest for long.
So yeah, soriel fanchildren are pretty much a big ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ for me. Whenever I like them or not depends mostly in the way they are portrayed as characters, but the same can be said about any other OC, so…