Anyway Thomas Hamilton being alive is so important to me on a, like, metaphysical level.
You grow up in a world where there is little to no space for idealism, for hope, for dreams. Everyone tells you to grow up, to stop dreaming, to start living in the real world. And in this world it’s so fucking hard to avoid becoming cynical, to keep your values and hope for a better world. The idealists are crushed and killed and they have to fight for their whole lives. And medias only tend to reinforce this idea.
So when I see a character who never gave up his dreams, his values, who never felt ashamed for who he was, who kept on having faith in people, who refused to apologise, who didn’t care what other people thought, who was so strong and resilient that he survived the whole world being against him, and I see him alive and reunited with the love of his life - I get so emotional.
Yes, he didn’t manage to change the world. Yes, he suffered so much, he lost his family, his home, he sacrificed so much. But in the end, it’s him who won. He survived, he got his soft ending, he was reunited with the one person he loved more than anything. And he didn’t give up. He never did. There is still hope for the idealists.