I showed my mom pictures of the main Game of Thrones characters and asked her to guess what kind of characters they were. Here’s what I got:
Ned— Cruel, he is a bad guy.
Sansa— Beautiful, nice, the sympathetic heroine
Jon— Handsome, dashing, a little humble, he’s a loving and positive man
apparently prince william and kate are meant to be having a boy
if they don’t name their son Arthur there is something seriously wrong with the world
there’s usually precedent in names of those in line for the throne and i think Arthur is actually one that people are saying it might be
WHEN ALBION’S NEED IS GREATEST. ARTHUR SHALL RETURN
SOMEONE LOOK FOR MERLIN
I’m literally writing a bizarre crack fic about this right now
IF IT’S A BOY AND THEY DON’T CALL IT RICHARD THEN I’M SULKING FOREVER. IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME WE APOLOGISED TO RICHARD III PROPERLY BY BURYING HIM AT YORK AND REINTRODUCING THE NAME FOR MONARCHS.
wait wait wait
sir derek isn’t really an oxfordian is he
Unfortunately he is. He was heavily involved in making Anonymous and he wrote a bunch of articles. It’s upsetting.
I’M REALLY REALLY UPSET RIGHT NOW
I TRUSTED HIM
HE WAS IN HENRY V
HE WAS IN HAMLET
I TRUSTED HIM
**Sympathetic shoulder pat*
I felt the same way when I found out. It was even worse when I found out Mark Rylance is an Oxfordian.
It probably makes me more angry than it should, but I can’t help but feel like Oxfordianism (fuck I can’t believe I just used that term) is reflective of a kind of class snobbbery that goes against everything Shakespeare’s plays represent. When I find out someone is an Oxfordian, it makes me seriously doubt their judgment and artistic values.
I completely agree
I am so tired of the argument that “He can’t write eloquently! He came from the country.”
UGH I’M REALLY ANGRY AND I DON’T THINK OXFORDIANS ARE GOOD PEOPLE
I think it’s time for me to write another “Why I Hate Oxfordians” post. It’s time.
Yeah dude, if anything, I feel like some *earl* or whatever COULDN’T have written Shakespeare’s plays, because he’s so great at capturing the voices (and slang?) of people of all social classes. Although most of his leading roles are nobles, royals, and aristocrats, there are some great parts in there for commoners. The plays practically scream ‘upwardly mobile middle class dude.’
I don’t mind that Rylance is an Oxfordian, ‘cos he’s batshit anyway, but Jacobi? Derek, YOUR FATHER WAS A TOBACCONIST.
the funniest part of macbeth is when the soldiers all cut a branch off a tree to hold in front of them while they march toward’s macbeth’s castle in hopes that he will somehow think they are all trees and not an army
the second best part is that it actually works
oh please, the funniest bit is when the big mighty warlord wants to insult a servant and can’t come up with anything better than “thou cream-faced loon”