psa: the hamilton characters are not the ones from history
the hamilton characters are the combination of the actor’s appearance, the viewer’s interpretation, and the subtle historic references in the musical. they are characters open to whomever’s interpretation, and are flexible beings that have base features. historic context does not need to be applied, though it can be.
we are not idolizing historic figures.
they were terrible people. we know that the real thomas jefferson, james madison, and george washington owned slaves. we know that alexander hamilton cheated on his wife and wasn’t very sorry about it.
in the musical, there are historical inaccuracies that build up the plot, they’re not the same character. philip hamilton didn’t die because his opponent shot him at seven, the election of 1800 was before his death, and eliza had already forgiven alexander before it even happened.
we are idolizing a character.
Don’t want the world to know what makes me weak Don’t want the world to know that side of me When I never even leave
Don’t want the world to know I’m by myself Don’t want the world to know I’m on your shelf But if you want to try at all
Stay for the night, tell you why nothing’s right if you’re gone Stay for the night, if it’s all a lie, I wouldn’t mind if you’re wrong Stay for the night, we’ve been alright for so long There’s no coloring around us anymore You either know or you don’t
(In which Clarke gives into her feelings, still shaken by the idea that Lexa could have died and Lexa comforts her.)
Okay, but, for your Kayleigh Lives AU, how about Nathaniel/Riko getting into a fight and calling each other because Kevin/Jean/Kayleigh will give them a disappointed look or scold them and they won't judge each other?
is a cliché:
is an anomaly:
attack without reason, paralyze
quick, strike all the right places
burn bright, fade quickly.
defend when provoked, anguish
patient, spread soft and silent
are the ever-glow embers.
I just wanna say I loved it at the comic con when i saw the footage of Jemma complimenting Catherine and saying what a fine actress she is and how privileged she was to work with her and she got bashful and couldn’t look at her while she paid the compliment and just kept looking straight ahead to get the words out. Also, how in awe Catherine is of Jemma in general and how she told her she looks good in everything she wears and that of course she’d want to play her onscreen lover because i mean “look at her!” Yeh alllll of that!
So what I said to @iamneversleepingagain was like, “WHOOHOO FUCK YES THOROUGHBRED AU” but what I appear to have meant was, “Thoroughbred stopped being a happy horse story when my own experiences with horses got upsetting and traumatic, so my Thoroughbred AU will not be happy either.” Except, maybe it eventually will be? BUT BITTY AND JACK BOTH GET HORSE TRAUMA. And Alicia gets to be a casually profane horse trainer. And there are mentions of animal death.
Eric spent so long dawdling over his phone that he had to hurry through tacking up, and he and Señor Bunny still arrived at the arena late for their lesson. Alicia didn’t comment on it.
“Let’s warm up at the trot,” she said in greeting, eyes crinkling with a smile. “Counterclockwise.”
Bun shifted his weight at the last minute as Eric mounted, so it took an extra effort to pull himself over instead of falling off, but he managed it in the end, then took his reins up and got his horse quiet before pressing him into a trot.
It seemed to be going fine; Bun was eager to get moving, felt joyous to be moving out. “Nice and easy, that’s it,” Alicia called, and Eric was fixing his posture, adjusting his leg position, as they passed an advertising banner that flapped slightly–and Bun shied.
“Hey, hey, hey,” Eric coached, reining him back. Bun, prepared to run the second before, dropped down to a walk for a few paces as Eric patted his neck and spoke soothingly. “No need for that, Mr. Bun. We’re all okay here. It’s not gonna hurt you.” He looked over to Alicia, nodded, and nudged Bun back up to a trot.