they were simpler times

“Look, back in the day, I… We… Well, we were all a bit stupid. Throwing a costume on a child and taking them along for a rich man’s thrill ride? I’m shocked none of us were ever arrested! But those were simpler times, when the worst you had to worry about was getting stuck in some pseudo death-trap.”
- Oliver Queen, Green Arrow (2001) #11

guess who still can’t draw backgrounds

  • Tumblr pre-Hamilton: Four maybe five devoted history blogs, extremely inconsistent spasms of popular Founding Father posts, tags change every two weeks on a good interval, majority of consistent discussion has to do with HBO John Adams and Turn, Founding Father roleplaying blogs last two minutes and then die. If you've seen five new early American history posts in a week, you've seen it all. The posts circulate between the same ten people. 30 notes is a decent amount for a post. The circle of Tumblr historians is like a small seventeenth-century village; everybody knows (or has at least heard of) each other.
  • Tumblr post-Hamilton: Everybody and their mother suddenly knows (or at least thinks they know) everything about American history and has loved American history all their lives. New Founding Fathers fanart every 0.2 seconds. So many founding era posts that it's impossible to see and reblog everything. At least 300 notes is standard for a history post. Suddenly everybody knows about I Made America. Even people who have never batted an eyelash at musical theater or history get Founding Fathers on their dash. Lines between theater and history blogs are hopelessly blurred. Founding Father fandom is huge and tumultuous. Tumblr might never be the same.
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captain america is not here to lead the country. i’m here to serve it. if i’m a captain, then i’m a soldier. not of any military branch, but of the people. years ago, in simpler times, this suit and shield were created as a symbol to help make america the land it’s supposed to be. | insp.