i wish there was something like pokemon showdown but for contests. or yknow, just competitive multiplayer contests in general? cause i feel like if you elaborate on it some more, make it more of a strategy game, it could really catch on.
“I got you fam. So like when laurens was a kid he didn’t have any siblings or friends and his dad was kinda just whatever and his mom was…I actually don’t know much of anything about her :( because but I feel like I read somewhere she died young
Anywho so we have little John laurens smol bean chillin on this giant plantation that his dad owned (yes his dad owned several slaves and yes John Laurens was a hard core abolitionist) so he liked to draw and write and one day he stumbled across some turtles. So he was like hey these titles can be my friend! And he sketched them-he was a really great artist but the turtles he found were very weird looking turtles so most people just think he was a bad drawer.
And he wrote like a nature journal thing about them and those turtles sketches are John Laurens’s legacy.
I mean if you go outside the Hamilton fandom 97.8% of people will not even know his name, you might find 2% who know about the turtles and the other .2% know all about his awesome dream with the first black battallion and how passionate he was about treating all people like people.”
Huge props to @hamiltales for the information and the wonderful writing of this lol
I love how on ninja turtles 2003 there’s an episode called Same As It Never Was. Its a scary alternate universe where Donnie disappeared and Shredder took over. Now the Donnie from the regular verse is shoved in and we meet Mikey. He’s the ultimate badass and,,,,,,,, he’s disabled. He only has one arm. Doesn’t stop him from being a fucking cool ass ninja that can take down twenty foot ninjas at once and becoming a general/leaADING A REBELLION. Not only that but Leo is now blind and Raph lost an eye but their still motherfucking BAMFs. I just find it really cool as shit that CW made the turtles become disabled but still be really strong and incredible and you almost never see that in media, much less on a cartoon from 10 years ago
“Through the fathomless deeps of space swims the star turtle Great A’Tuin, bearing on its back the four giant elephants who carry on their shoulders the mass of the Discworld. A tiny sun and moon spin around them, on a complicated orbit to induce seasons, so probably nowhere else in the multiverse is it sometimes necessary for an elephant to cock a leg to allow the sun to go past. Exactly why this should be may never be known. Possibly the Creator of the universe got bored with all the usual business of axial inclination, albedos and rotational velocities, and decided to have a bit of fun for once.“ - Wyrd Sisters
And much, much earlier than that, the Discworld was formed, drifting onwards through space atop four elephants on the shell of the giant turtle, Great A’Tuin. Possibly, as it moves, it gets tangled like a blind man in a cobwebbed house in those highly specialized little space-time strands that try to breed in every history they encounter, stretching them and breaking them and tugging them into new shapes. Or possibly not, of course. The philosopher Didactylos has summed up an alternative hypothesis as “Things just happen. What the hell.”