You heard the bright chuckle of Alexander through the phone,
a smile covering your face. “I can’t wait for today. We’re finally going to
meet for the first time,” He stated.
“I know. It’s incredible. After so much time of just talking
through a computer. Speaking of which, you do promise you’re not an old man
trying to get laid?” You asked, biting your lip.
“Do I sound like an old man trying to get laid?” Alex
replied, raising his eyebrow.
“Well, no. Not really. But you could be using some kind of
magic voice muffler. Heck, you could be a little girl who just wants ice cream,”
You replied, shrugging.
“You got me there. I’ve been catfishing you this entire
time,” He replied, chuckling.
“Well then it’s settled. I guess I’m going to have to get
off my subway and head back home,” You said, shrugging as you stepped out of
the familiar metal train. You yawned as you walked up the stairs. “Where are
you at, alexanderhamilrants?”
“I’ve been sitting in Starbucks for five minutes waiting for
you. I’m writing a new post as we speak.”
“Sounds intriguing. What’s it about?”
“I’m sure you’ll find out soon enough.”
You frowned slightly as the line went dead, walking into the
designated Starbucks that you two had decided to meet at. You looked around for
a few seconds, smiling when you spotted him and bolting towards him.
You hugged Alexander tightly, taking him in. He smelled
incredible, and his sweater was soft and warm against your skin.
“Hello Hamilrants,” You said, taking a step back and looking
him up and down. He didn’t look like the person you had expected, but boy was
He scoffed, rolling his eyes slightly. “Y/N,” He replied,
sitting back down behind his computer and shutting it. He pushed a drink in
your direction. “I ordered your favourite.”
“How’d you remember my favourite? I told you months and
months ago,” You asked curiously, taking a seat across from him and starting to
sip on your drink.
“Let’s just say I’ve been keeping a list of important facts I’d
need to know for this meeting. For example, you prefer to sit on the side of
the table that is closest to the heater because you don’t like wearing your
jacket inside. You’ll notice, Y/N, that I brought my warmest sweater just to
make sure you would be comfortable,” Alex said, smirking slightly.
“You’re such a know it all,” You replied, taking off your
jacket and laying it across your lap.
“That’s my job. I mean, I don’t get paid to post but it’s
become more of a job than anything. People expect me to beat everyone in
arguments. It’s a lot of pressure for a smol bean like myself,” Alexander
stated, fiddling with the sleeves of his sweater slightly.
“I’m sorry, did you just call yourself a smol bean?
Alexander… I think I’m going to have to break the mutual,” You said, smirking
slightly as you continued to take random sips of your tasty beverage.
“What? No way! Then my new post would be ruined!” Alexander exclaimed,
“You still haven’t told me the topic of this new post. I’m
awfully excited to learn more about it,” You stated.
“Well… it was going to be on the topic of my new partner…
because after a long time of knowing them and not being able to meet them, I finally
have the chance to ask them out in person. So I believe the best way to finish
this sentence is… will you go out with me? I know it may be a struggle because
we both live on separate sides of New York and I can be a bit of a problem
“And I know I’m definitely not the most attractive person
either I mean, who wants to date a guy who spends his life fighting people on
tumblr? Not a lot of people appare-“
“But I promise I’ll be the best ther-“
Alex jumped, removing his gaze from his nails that he had
been picking at anxiously and looking up at you. He gulped. “So?”
“I would love to go out with you, Alexander Hamilton,” You
replied, smiling. Alexander stood up and cheered, doing a celebration dance but
dropping back into his seat when he noticed people were giving him strange
“I promise I won’t let you down!” He exclaimed, taking your
hands and squeezing them.
Alright, I’m not officially back yet, but obviously I had to log on and post a giant brain-dump about the fuckingTLOU2 TRAILER OMG FINALLY AHHHHHH.
No kidding, I spent a good long while yesterday hyperventilating and making loud noises and gibbering. My husband was very pleased with me, as you can probably imagine.
So here’s a messy collection of thoughts on the trailer!
The animation looks so good, holy shit. That grass just waving slightly in the wind? Beautiful.
Ashley’s voice acting in this trailer alone is incredible: the roughed-up singing (she does have a lovely singing voice!), the breathing, the beats. Amazing.
MY BABY GIRL HAS A TATTOO I’M SO PROUD. On her scarred arm, no less. I couldn’t even make out the bite, could you guys?
Joel did teach her how to play guitar. In a bleak trailer, that gave me some warm fuzzies.
I’ve had the song she sings stuck in my head all day.
@raffinit, @anne1marie, and I can’t get over how much Ellie resembles Tess in her new, older character design: The hair, the angles of her face, the cuts on her neck that are in the same place as Tess’s bite. Wild.
I love how Joel coming upon the carnage Ellie has wrought in this house sort of perfectly mirrors the first cinematic trailer for the first game, when Ellie runs through that hotel full of dead guys and finds Joel beating one last adversary to death with a wooden plank. However, interesting to see how there are no infected in this trailer. Druckmann continues to emphasize that this is really a game about people, and this trailer is very much on human terms.
God as soon as I saw Joel’s silhouette I screamed. My trash dad lumberjack husband is back with his stupid boots and his stupid jacket and his stupid revolver. Even though he only has two lines here, straight chills.
Through the course of the first game, we see how much Ellie has change, how much she’s lost her innocence. The intervening four years since the end of that game (Ellie will be 19 in the sequel) can’t have done her any favors. Still, it’s a little jarring to see how much hate there is in Ellie’s eyes, her voice, her heart. Druckmann has explicitly said this game will be about hate, whereas the first game will be about love. I can’t wait to follow this character arc.
ALSO WE GET TO PLAY AS ELLIE. YES YES YES FOR FEMALE PROTAGONISTS IN MORE GAMES.
Lots of speculation about the people Ellie wants revenge on. My personal theories are that Joel really told her some shit about the Fireflies to cement the lie, in which case, he follows her around uneasily as she takes them out; when he finally confesses, I think she has to kill him. If Joel dies, there’s only one person, I think, that Druckmann will let kill him, and that person is without a doubt Ellie. Or, are these bandits that attacked Jackson and destroyed it? Maybe the Fireflies gutted Jackson?
God this fucking soundtrack destroys me. So glad Gustavo Santollala is coming back.
What are your thoughts? I’ll be back for good after the holidays, and I’ll be super pumped to talk to you all then! Thanks for all your kinds messages checking in on me. I miss you all! <3