International Women’s Day

Happy international women’s day! Today our sisters all over the world are celebrating our power and the way that we have proved ourselves time and again. So what better way to celebrate the accomplishments of real women than by looking at some lovely fandom ladies? I’m going to post about five girls, in no particular order, who slay, rise up, and look really good while doing it. Girls rule the world!

 

Eowyn (The Lord of the Rings)

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When I said “girls who slay”, I literally meant, in Eowyn’s case, girls who slay. Eowyn is a shieldmaiden, a female warrior who has no fear of battle or death. The only thing she fears is obscurity, and once she wins glory for herself, (saving the whole world in the process), Eowyn is bulletproof. Fearless. Perfect. Though she was always that. She shows us a beautiful love story, both for the man she will marry and the world she seeks to defend. Eowyn is an amazing woman, and that’s why she’s on this list.

What makes Eowyn different: She’s a princess, but she doesn’t need anyone’s protection. She is headstrong, as well as physically strong.

What makes her a good role model: Eowyn teaches girls that no matter what circumstances they are in, they can find a way to fight out of it.

Inspiring Eowyn Quote: You are looking upon a woman. Eowyn am I, Eomund’s daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.

 

Nina Rosario (In the Heights)

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Nina is from “In the Heights”, a musical by Lin Manuel-Miranda about Hispanic immigrants living in Washington Heights. Nina is one of the first from their relatively poor neighborhood to make it to college – Stanford, one of the country’s best. Everyone expects amazing things from her, but now, she’s not sure if she can live up to their expectations. See, Nina has just dropped out of college, and she is having an identity crisis. There are too many reasons for this to list here, but suffice it to say she frankly doesn’t know what she wants or who she is. And then she falls in love. Benny, a man who works for her father, is able to help her, and with his aid and her own perseverance, Nina is healed and able to understand what she wants to achieve.

What makes Nina different: Nina is brilliant, smart, and capable, but she is also broken. She needs someone to help her see these things in herself so that she can use her many gifts to do something she will be proud of.

What makes her a good role model: Sometimes, people need to ask for help. Nina shows us that this is okay, that we don’t need to fill ourselves up with pride and assume “I don’t need a man”. As a woman, this is a great lesson.

Inspiring Nina Quote: “I feel like all my life I’ve tried to find the answer
Working harder, learning Spanish, learning all I can
I thought I might find the answers out at Stanford
But I’d stare out at the sea
Thinking, Where am I supposed to be?
So please don’t say you’re proud of me, when I’ve lost my way”

 

Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)

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Luna is the perfect blend of wacky, unique, intelligent, and brave. She stands out because of the way she dresses, but also because of the way she treats people. Luna is kind to everyone, and sees their potential even when they don’t. Because of the weird aura that she gives off, people tend to stay away from her and find her strange, but Luna never lets anyone’s opinion affect her, instead continuing to be who she is and not care what anyone thinks of her. Give it up for this amazing girl!

What makes Luna different: Luna is easy to spot from a crowd. She’s a unique individual, and she lets that show in the way she dresses and in her personality.

What makes her a good role model: It’s so easy to conform to the standard and try to fill a mold. Luna teaches girls why you don’t have to do this to be beautiful inside and out.

Inspiring Luna Quote: “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”

Gwen (Merlin)

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Gwen is kind and loving. She has a desire to protect everyone. She is the love interest of Prince Arthur, but unlike some portrayals of Guinevere, in “Merlin”, she has a real personality behind that. She may seem to fade into the background, but everyone is always able to rely on her in times of trouble, sadness, or just for a laugh when things are peaceful. Even when things get dark, Gwen keeps persisting, helping the wounded and setting things straight again. Her presence lights up a room, and no matter who you ship Arthur with, you cannot help but love Guinevere.

What makes Gwen different: She’s not a warrior, but she possesses a survivor’s spirit. She has a maternal instinct, even though we never actually get to see her as a mother.

What makes her a good role model: The roles of a mother and a wife are two of the most important roles a woman will ever have to play. Gwen teaches us how to excel at both.

Inspiring Gwen quotes: “I may be the Queen, but you don’t have to hide your secrets from me.”

Tenoh Haruka (Sailor Moon)

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I have not watched all of either Sailor Moon anime, so all of this is based off of Haruka in the manga. Haruka, also known as Sailor Uranus, is one of the ten Sailor Senshei that protect the world. She is also the princess of Uranus. Haruka is sassy and headstrong, and she is also fierce, especially when protecting people that she loves. What’s really unique about Haruka, though, comes when you understand the time period Sailor Moon came out in. The show came out in the 90s, a time when women’s rights and LGBT rights were not hot button issues like they are now. Haruka stood for both. Additionally, all ten of the Sailor Senshei are fighters and warriors, while still remaining very feminine. (Haruka is maybe the exception to this as she is usually in disguise as a boy – though she does wear skirts sometimes.) This is inspiring, not only for little girls in the 90s, but for girls of all ages even today.

What makes Haruka different: Haruka can’t be labeled under any stereotype or classified by any trope. Instead, she created her own category. And she rocked it.

What makes her a good role model: Haruka teaches girls to fight for what they believe in, and she, along with the other Senshei, shows us the rawest, most perfect definition of girl power.

Inspiring Haruka Quote: “Maybe you misunderstood. A world without Haruka isn’t a world worth saving.” – Sailor Neptune

So who are your favorite fictional ladies? I wanted to do more, but I’m running out of time, and I need to get going for my day. So I’m putting it in your hands to give plenty more! Tell me who they are and why they’re inspiring to you, and I’ll feature several answers in a future post.

Get out there and rock it today, ladies!

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Hamilton Relationships: Act Two

Here I am at long last *rolls eyes at myself*. Let’s hear H.G.’s fabulous excuse for this time, shall we?

On AO3 (Archive of Our Own) I started writing a Trio fanfiction in December. That fanfiction is currently at 13 chapters, about twenty thousand words. And it has become insanely popular. I have no idea WHAT is going on, but I guess people like it, because it is at 115 kudos and one thousand + hits. So I’ve been satisfying my readers by updating that more than anything. Literally, I hardly even work on my book anymore. I’m taking a one-month hiatus in February, so then I should be on here a little more, writing blog posts more often. For now, let’s honor the relationships of Act Two in Hamilton. As always, major spoilers.

 

Alexander Hamilton/Eliza Hamilton

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Alexander is not a very good husband to Eliza around the beginning of Act Two. He chooses his work over her, and rather than accompany her to her father’s, upstate, he has her go with Angelica, and without him. Then, while she’s gone, he cheats on her. Even worse, he keeps that fact a secret from her for years. His enemies find out before she does. Alexander and Eliza have kids at this point, and while she still loves him just as much as always, he begins to feel a little different about her. He’s betrayed her. It’s hard to recover from that. He is guilty and distanced from her. When he finds out some people think he was stealing government funds, he publicizes the details of his affair to show that he was actually using his own money to pay his mistress’s husband. Eliza had no idea. She’s finding out at the same time as the whole world. Furious and heart broken, she burns his letters to her and banishes Alexander from her heart. (Slay, queen, slay.) Their son Philip decides it’s up to him to protect Alexander’s honor, and when a guy challenges it, Philip challenges him – to a duel. Philip dies. Alexander realizes this was all kind of his fault, and now he needs to take the blame and make things right. He asks for Eliza’s forgiveness, and, wonderful woman that she is, she gives it. From then on, they fall back in love and patch up everything that’s broken… only for Alexander to leave her, too. Even after his death, though, Eliza goes on loving him and carries on his legacy. She does everything to keep his story alive. She does more than enough and more than he deserves. You go, Eliza.

Alexander Hamilton/Maria Reynolds

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I’ve already talked a lot about Maria in other posts, so I’ll keep this brief. Alexander offers money to Maria after she comes to his house and tells him her husband has left her and she is broke. Only problem is, Alexander’s also pretty lonely and Maria is really pitiable/attractive/good at seducing people, so he ends up cheating on Eliza with her. Poor Maria is twenty-three and under her husband’s command, so she has no way to back out of the affair. Plus she’s also lonely, and terrified that Alexander is going to leave her all alone. That of course would make her husband even more angry, as it would mean no more money. So Alexander digs a pit and falls into it… and then keeps digging. Then he flies out of the pit with copies of a pamphlet about the affair and throws them everywhere. Bad idea. Nice going, Alexander.

Thomas Jefferson & James Madison

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Jefferson and Madison are the dynamic duo of… pretty much everything. Together, they bring about Alexander’s demise with the Reynolds Pamphlet. Madison is Jefferson’s second fiddle (read that in a book), but important all the same. They’re pretty tight – a bond forged in sass, judgmentalism (is that a word?), rapping, writing, and mic drops (Jefferson drops, Madison catches). It’s pretty much to only bromance in Act Two, but it’s great, so no worries. Jefferson is fabulous and flashy, while Madison is much more quiet, silent power that you didn’t even realize was power. They cover each other’s flaws and complement each other’s strengths, so if these two come at you… watch out.

Eliza Hamilton & Angelica Schuyler

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Angelica continues to support Eliza. Selflessly. In “The Reynolds Pamphlet”, Angelica is there to tell Alexander off, and informs him that she loves her sister more than anything. More than she has ever loved him. In a cut song, “Congratulations”, she talks about how she lived in an unhappy marriage an ocean away, sacrificing everything so Alexander and Eliza could be happy. I just need to post the lyrics. I don’t have words for how much Angelica loves Eliza.

[ANGELICA]
You’ve redefined your legacy, congratulations!

[HAMILTON]
It was an act of political sacrifice

[ANGELICA]
Sacrifice?
I languished in a loveless marriage in London
I lived only to read your letters
I look at you and think:
“God, what have we done with our lives and what did it get us?”
That doesn’t wipe the tears of the years away
But I’m back in the city and I’m here to stay
And you know what I’m here to do?

[HAMILTON]
Angelica…

[ANGELICA]
I’m not here for you

I know my sister like I know my own mind
You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind
And a million years ago she said to me,
“This one’s mine”
So I stood by
Do you know why?

I love my sister more than anything in this life
I will choose her happiness over mine every time

 

This is what true love looks like, my friends.

Alexander Hamilton & Aaron Burr

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Throughout Act Two, the relationship between Hamilton and Burr becomes more and more complicated. Hamilton makes bad choices and a few enemies. Burr sides with said enemies and judges his old friend with them. Aaron Burr actually doesn’t have a political position, and he starts to feel left out. To fix this, he runs for Senator against Philip Schuyler, Alexander’s father-in-law, and wins. In the end, that deepens the divide between them. By Cabinet Battle #2, Burr is majorly annoyed that Hamilton always gets whatever he wants and never faces consequences. He teams up with the Southern Democratic-Republicans to rip Alexander apart from the inside out. They go through his history as Treasurer and stumble across the shocking amount of money being spent. When they confront him, Hamilton tells them about his affair and then, to their delight, makes it public. Finally getting ahead, Burr decides to run for president. Hamilton endorses Jefferson, who ends up winning, leaving Burr as vice-President. Thinking that they’ll at least be able to work together, Burr goes to talk to Jefferson, who laughs at him and slams the door of friendship in his face. Now Burr is mad. He turns to Hamilton as a way to vent his anger, and Hamilton responds by being rather obnoxious and unapologetic. Burr kills him. (It’s a little more complicated than that, but I’d rather not think about it or the day will be ruined for me.) Hamilton is dead. The end. *runs to clutch ten dollar bills and cry because she is too distraught to elaborate*

Thomas Jefferson vs Alexander Hamilton

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I’ve talked a bit about them in the Hamilton and Burr section. Hamilton and Jefferson loathe each other. In fact, if Jefferson had killed Hamilton, we all would probably be a lot less sad and a lot more, “Yeah, I kinda expected that.” They agree on literally nothing. They are not friends for a single instant. From the moment they meet until the day Hamilton dies, they dislike each other. Yes, Hamilton endorses Jefferson for president, but not out of a genuine like for him – more that he believes him to be slightly better suited than Burr for the job. I guess the only thing they agree on is that they’re both friends with Lafayette. But that’s it.

 

Well, thus ends the Hamilton post series. Expect more posts on this show at some point, however. I’ll love it till the day I die, so it ain’t goin away any time soon.

A Brief Hamilton Observation

In lieu of another relationships post, seeing as I am lazy and haven’t gotten around to it yet (I will soon!) I would like to present to you a brief observation I’ve had when reading through some of the letters of the Trio. Yes, you’re getting a post about my OT3. BroT3? Still haven’t determined what to call this. Either way I love it. I’ve been writing a fanfic on them on my AO3 account. Read it.

But anyway, as you know from reading my other posts or listening to the show, John Laurens died at the age of 27. Alexander Hamilton died at 49. Lafayette outlived both of them and survived for 30 years after Alexander’s death. Additionally, the three of them were all close, as I have definitely mentioned a number of times. I’m currently reading a Lafayette biography, and the author has been talking a little about their “warm friendship”, to use his words.

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So turning to more serious matters, after John Laurens died (and I’m dying too because that gif) Alexander didn’t really want to talk about it. Now remember, this guy wrote obsessively about everything. He was almost never quiet. Throughout his life he produced enough writing to fill 27 volumes. To be silent about anything goes to show how deeply it affected him – he had no words.

To the best of my knowledge, we only have two letters where he discussed Laurens’ death. One of those was a letter to Lafayette. Observe the following quote:

“Poor Laurens; he has fallen a sacrifice to his ardor in a trifling skirmish in South Carolina. You know how truly I loved him and will judge how much I regret him.”

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This was tacked onto the end of a long letter, which I have not read all of as it concerns with a lot of business matters. Additionally, this bit about Laurens comes as a postscript, since Hamilton has already closed and signed the letter. So remember these points: mentioned briefly, placed at the end of a long letter, and indicating great sorrow without really going into it.

The observation that I made was that Lafayette reacted to Hamilton’s death in nearly the exact same way – in a letter to someone he was extremely close to, but at the end and with few words. That person was Thomas Jefferson. Here’s the quote.

“The Deplorable fate of My friend Hamilton Has deeply Afflicted me—I am Sure that whatever Have Been the differences of parties, you Have Ever Been Sensible of His Merits, and Now feel for His Loss.”

See what I mean? Hamilton and Lafayette both reacted to the death of a friend without a real reaction. Now I ought to note that Hamilton did emphasize his feelings a little more elsewhere, but for him, it was still not much. They all loved each other a lot, my friends.

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This was interesting to me, as well as very sad. You know how truly I have loved the trio and how their deplorable fates have affected me. Now that I’ve had a careful philosophical analysis on these men and their lives/deaths/friendships, off I go to write fanfic where they’re all college students. Go figure.

Hamilton Relationships: Act One

I have returned! As promised, I come to give my biased, nerdy perspective on the various relationships amongst our  nation’s creators and try desperately not to bring up my personal fan fictions about said creators. A part of me wants to travel back to 2012 when everyone was obsessed with zombies and tell them that in four years, everyone will be rapping about the Founding Fathers and other people (*cough cough, me, cough cough*) will be writing fan fictions on them. We live in a great time, my friends. (Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now…)

But I digress! I am supposed to be talking about the relationships in Hamilton, so here we go. There are SO MANY! Despite the fact that there are 14 major characters, there are WAY more than 14 relationships, since there are sub-relationships and trios (remember that one, by the way) and squads and romance and bromance, and multiple relationships per person – SO! I’ve decided to simplify this a little, I’ll do two separate posts: act one first, naturally, and then act two. So without further ado, onward to the many many relationships of Act One! Let’s start with the two main romances.

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Alexander Hamilton/Eliza Schuyler

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This is the most obvious. Obviously. After all, as I said in the first two posts and as you should know anyway, Alexander and Eliza are married. Eliza falls desperately in love almost as soon as she meets Alexander, but it’s not clear at first if he loves her too. In “A Winter’s Ball” he makes it relatively clear that a marriage with a Schuyler Sister would be good for his social standing, and at first he flirts mainly with Angelica. He switches to Eliza so quickly that you can wonder if maybe he’s using her to get the position he wants. Decide for yourself. As the musical goes on, though, you can’t really deny that he certainly does love her, and treats her much better after the whole affair/Philip dying issue. By the end, he calls her “my love” and thinks of her while he’s about to die.

Alexander Hamilton/Angelica Schuyler

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When I said “Two main romances” I’m fairly sure 90% of the fandom reading this expected the second to be Alexander and John, since they are, as I have stated, really really popular. We’ll talk about them a little later, though I’m gonna use an ampersand for them rather than a slash. I meant the two main romances in the show, not the fandom. Be willing to wait for it. Anyway, Angelica and Alexander. As I said above, he does flirt with her at first. But maybe I should correct that and say he flirts with her and take off the “at first” part. By act two, they’re still writing each other back and forth and comma flirting. Compare these sentences: “My dearest Angelica” and “My dearest, Angelica.” Alexander picks the latter. Alexander, you naughty boy. After the Reynolds Pamphlet, Angelica pushes her relationship with Alexander aside and decides to stick with Eliza, because she loves her sister far more than she loves Alexander. Think “Frozen”. True love, my friends.

Kay, let’s move on from the romances. I know a bunch of people are going to call the stuff I call platonic “romances”, which is fine. We all get along in this fandom. Do whatever ya want (I’m super dead.)

The Hamilsquad

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This is from Story of Tonight Reprise, by the way.

Before I go into the other relationships that exist amid this group, let’s discuss these four. Lafayette, Alex, and John are all younger, and Hercules Mulligan is I believe twenty years or more older, so he’s kind of the dad/mom friend. He even says “I’ve got y’all knuckleheads in loco parentis”, and loco parentis is Latin for “in place of a parent.” #Confirmed. But anyway, these four are all very close, go everywhere together, tease each other, hug a lot, and generally act all around adorable. Some people who have seen the play comment that there’s quite a lot of hugging going on in Act One. Perfect. H.G. needs bromance in her life, and this show, luckily, delivers. Boy does it deliver. (Pun intended. You’re welcome.)

John Laurens and Alexander Hamilton

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Told you we’d get to them! Honestly, you can’t do a relationship posts without discussing John and Alexander. By the way, it really is complicated. One of them is dead, and then both of them are dead, and then 200 years later, they’re being shipped, they’re the subject of historical debates, they’re the subject of blog posts by rabid fangirls, they’re either friends or boyfriends or both if you ask the fandom… if that’s not complicated, show me something that is.

So like I said, pretty much everyone ships them in one way or another, platonic or romantic. Some historians say that they might have been romantically involved at some point. If that’s true, it’s very rare for the time period. Those conclusions come from a number of affectionate letters exchanged between the two. A lot of similar letters were exchanged between Hamilton and Lafayette. In any case, John and Alexander are very close – when John fights a duel, Alexander goes as his second. When Alexander gets married, John’s his best man. They can probably read each other’s minds. Like I mentioned in the songs post, Alexander is heartbroken when John dies, (so am I because I loved that guy) and never really forms another relationship like that again. I guess he has Lafayette, but Lafayette’s in France, and Alexander kind of… well, betrays him, soooooo…

When Alexander is about to die and catches a glimpse of the other side, John is the first one he sees waiting in heaven for him. John dies quoting Alexander, and Alexander dies quoting John. Which is very beautiful. You’ll be hearing more about them later when I talk about my favorite relationship. It’s not this one, great as it is. Wait for it.

I didn’t mean to make this so long…

Marquis de Lafayette & Hercules Mulligan

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Felt like I should mention this. Since there are four members of the Hamilsquad, and Alexander and John are often harmonizing, Hercules and Lafayette will do the other parts of harmonies or rounds and are often standing next to or near each other. They’re also pretty close – maybe not Alexander and John kind of close, but still. That’s hard to top, honestly.

George Washington & Marquis de Lafayette

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This one isn’t mentioned in the musical so much, but it is majorly important in actual history, so I thought I should bring it up. Summary: Washington had no biological children, though his wife had children from a former marriage. Lafayette was young and brave and friendly. Lafayette was basically the son Washington never had. *Les Mis plays*. They were extremely close, Lafayette went and cried by Washington’s grave after he died – it’s a very interesting relationship to do research on. And I love research. I have a bunch of fun (adorable) facts I could whip out about them. Comment if you want it. ;D Come on, you know you want it.

The Schuyler Sisters

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The Schuyler Sisters are a tightly-knit group, much like the Hamilsquad. Angelica, as the oldest, is sort of in charge. Peggy’s the youngest and slightly naive. She worries about what her father will say when they sneak out, being slightly naive, but Angelica and Eliza want to check out the city, the revolution (the guys…). The three are constantly together. They harmonize, hug, kiss each other on the nose and cheek (according the those fortunate people who have money and saw the show), and generally look out for each other. Especially Angelica, who is always looking out for Eliza. Sadly, Peggy dies (the same year as Philip) and doesn’t come back in Act 2. She’s only in Act 1. But they love her anyway.

Aaron Burr & Alexander Hamilton

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In Act One, these two are friends. Burr isn’t exactly a member of the squad, since the other  three really don’t like him, but Alexander is always nice to him, even when they don’t see eye to eye. They both try out for the position of Washington’s Right-Hand-Man/aide-de-camp/sorta secretary. They both have families they love. They really have a lot in common, so it’s sad they couldn’t resolve their issues in Act Two.

 

Now for my favorite relationship. I love it, I ship it (platonically but more on that in a second), I fic about it all. The. Time. I do research on it, on them, on the incredible friendship – okay, okay, here it is already!

Alexander Hamilton & John Laurens & Marquis de Lafayette

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So, this is my… what would you call a platonic OT3? A BroT3? Just an OT3? Eh, I don’t care what you want to call it, it’s so cute! Essentially, while John and Alexander are undeniably adorable, Lafayette was also very close friends with both of them and all three of them exchanged letters dripping with affection, French, and other such shippable goodness. I think Alexander is good romantically with Angelica, or Eliza, so I ship these three in a platonic/brotherly/friend kind of way. I’m notorious for being a FriendShipper…

I’m trying so hard not to post a million excerpts from the letters that I tracked down and read – it’s not easy. If you want ’em, post a comment and I will be glad to give them along with a running commentary, analysis of quotes, remarks made by historians, debates on said remarks from historians, and plenty of heart emojis.

By the way, some of my friends don’t like this ship because they feel like I’m leaving Hercules out of the picture. Well, he was at least twenty years older than them and I haven’t found any letters from him – so he’s in the squad, but not in the Trio. It’s hard to explain. The Trio is, by the way, this ship’s ship name.

It’s tricky for me, because this is not a very popular ship. Fanfics are rare. Platonic fanfics are even more rare. When I can find some, I am the happiest girl alive. When I can’t, I go and read through the letters again to cheer myself up, or write fanfics of my own. Okay, I’ll stop being a nerdy FriendShipper now. *bows* *retreats*

 

Part Two coming soon! If I missed any, let me know and I can add them in part two. Remember to comment for the facts or the letters!

 

Off to see Moana! Yes, I am a 15 year old going to see a Disney movie, get over it, it’s Lin Manuel-Miranda for crying out loud. Have I not explained my love for him yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day (A little late!)

Sorry I’m late on Valentine’s day posts! I’m always late, huh? Anyway, this is just a post on shipping, since what’s more romantic in a fandom than shipping?

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This is accurate. This is terrifying. 

Oh, I have so many ships…

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This…
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This…
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OH MY GOSH TOTALLY THIS OTP!!!!!!!
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Yup.
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Yes.
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Sure. 
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PLEASE KISS NOW. 
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TOTALLY THIS TOTALLY THIS TOTALLY THIS.
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Oh yes.

So… romance. *sigh* Romance… romance is beautiful…

Sometimes it’s hard not to ship a couple. Especially when they’re popular on the internet.

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There is a very creepy community out there of people who will burn your ships and drown you in bad fics and do… um… stuff until you can’t really look at your ship again. And then there are those creepy Sam and Frodo people… but… anyway… so! I love shipping! And my ships are sweet, beautiful, and sail along through serene waters.

Except Mergana and Ghirafi. Those kind of sank.

What are your favorite ships?

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Shades of Green

So, how are all you people functioning without me? :p Sorry posts have been on a downswing lately, but I’m a busy girl, kay? Anyway, today we will be discussing girls with green hair – because I’m thinking about dyeing my hair green as soon as I’m allowed to. ^.^ Let’s talk about some girls that have green hair going for them – among many other things
Saria (The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.)
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Saria’s hair is a sort of foresty-green. Like her clothes. And her headband. And her eyes. She’s almost a little TOO green… and then she’s also green in the sense that she’s only just awoken as a sage. But, I really like Saria’s hair. Although, in the game, it rings a little closer to lime green.

 

Setsuna/Sailor Pluto (Sailor Moon)

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Now, Setsuna’s hair in some scenes looks black-green, like very dark green ink. I personally think that it’s so very gorgeous, and since I really like Setsuna, (she’s actually the only outer guardian I genuinely like – I can tolerate Haruka but I loathe Michiru and Hotaru), I wouldn’t mind her green hair in the least. I wonder if the perfect silkiness comes with it.

 

Yuzuki Seo (Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-Kun)

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Yes, Yuzuki, yes you are.

Yuzuki Seo is from an anime that a friend recommended to me. Now, usually, I HATE starting new TV shows. They’re hard and time-consuming, and I have to keep track of a ton of deaths, plot lines, ships, bromances, etc. There are fifty million episodes and each is like a mini-movie in length and complexity. So, when people recommend shows, I usually say “NO THANK YOU!” knowing full well that I’m passing up on joining a popular fandom. But, I thought I’d give Gekkan Shojo Nozaki-Kun a chance, since she said it was appropriate for our age, cute, and pretty happy. So I tried it out. And I really like it! I can sit down when I have half and hour and watch seven Japanese high-school students flirt, draw manga, and fall in love. What could be better?

And Yuzuki is by far my favorite character. I tend to usually adore the bad girl. (Funny, because I myself am a “good girl” or a “goody-goody”, as it were.) I know her hair doesn’t look green. It’s actually brown with a greenish tint to it. Then sometimes it looks blond. Maybe I’d dye my hair this shade, so it could be more subtle.

So, yes. Those are three girls with awesome green hair. Now, I wonder how I’d look with those shades… which do you think is best? Let me know in the comments, I’ll do a tribute post to whichever girl wins!

 

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The Awesomeness of Sir Gwaine

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the solution to our problems.

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This fine man right here. He has man-sass.

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He is charming.

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He has fun with his bros.

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But, he’s also loyal and kind. So let’s get ourselves back on track with things that are good and pretty… like Gwaine.

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My New “Merlin” OTP

(Spoilers for “Merlin”)

Hello everyone…

It’s me, H.G.

I have something to confess.

I’ve been on a “Merlin” marathon lately, and, well, even though I’ve watched the show before, this hit me harder this time.

I ship…

 

Mergana.

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I know she’s evil… I know he kills her… but I also know that he understands her and that he regretted who she became, and that he would have saved her at the end but it was too late. After all, he could have killed her long ago, but he specifically begged the dragon to save her, knowing the consequences. Some people say he saved her for Arthur, but I don’t know. Merlin wants to protect Arthur, right? And he knew that sparing Morgana would result in so much pain for Arthur… yet he spared her and saved her anyway.

I mostly decided to accept this ship because of the episode in Season Two where Morgana finds out she has magic in the first place, but there are other cases of it.

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This is very, very rare for me to go off-canon with a ship. I nearly always stick with the canon ships (unlike a friend of mine who might be reading this right now, who cannot stay in canon to save her life.) All my non-canon ventures are in Zelda and Harry Potter. But now… I have a non-canon ship in my favorite TV show, and I kinda have to admit, it feels really, really good.

*sigh* Mergana… *sigh*

So now that all hardcore fans are cursing my name, I’m going to go post more MMM.

New Star Wars Trailer (At Last!)

Finally, a new Star Wars trailer has come in! I watched it and my heart started racing. It looks breathtaking while still being Star Wars.

I’m especially intrigued by this girl. She would be one of the few main girls – while there are a million unimportant female characters, the two main are Leia and Padme, and now… I think IMDB said her name was Rey.

Tickets are on sale. If you plan to see this movie before it comes out on DVD, I’d reserve some.

Top Five Most Gorgeous Once Upon a Time Dresses

Aside from a good cast and plot, “Once Upon a Time” has downright gorgeous costumes. Here is a ranking of the five best.

5. Ruby’s Red Robe

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Oh, isn’t that gorgeous. Red is my favorite color… and so is green. which is in her bodice. I need this dress.

4. Tinkerbell’s Green Getup

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As I stated above, I love green. Look at this. So sparkly! It reminds me of the emerald city from Wizard of Oz. Is Dorothy in OUAT? She should be.

3. Belle’s Blue Bodice

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Okay, that’s a dress, not a bodice, but for the sake of alliteration I changed it. She’s so pretty, isn’t she? I love Belle. Gotta adore a bookworm.

2. Snow White’s Snow White Stupendous Wonder

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I want to get married in that thing. Look at it! I love the sleeves so much I can’t even tell you. But not as much as…

  1. Regina’s Victorian Black Awesome Thing

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Yeah, alliteration failed there. But oh, my gosh. That dress is beautiful. It’s kind of gothic too, which I always like, because Victorian clothes are so epic.

What’s your favorite OUAT dress?