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sunclouds33
So, my latest obsession is the soundtrack of Hamilton. I've fallen *hard* ya'll. Is anyone on my Flist with me? I've listened to the soundtrack over and over. I downloaded In The Heights. I've read a heck of a lot of Revolutionary War Wikipedia stuff in the last few weeks. In honor of trying to assess who shares my newest obsession, A POLL!

Poll #2065557 Most Awesome Character Entrance

What historical figures have the best entrance in Hamilton?

"How does the bastard, orphan, son of a whore...What's your name, man?" "Alexander Hamilton, my name is Alexander Hamilton. And there's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait, just you wait."
2(28.6%)
Thomas Jefferson- "Someone came along to resist him, Pissed him off until we had a two-party system You haven’t met him yet, you haven’t had the chance ‘cause he’s been kickin’ ass as the ambassador to France" "WHAT DID I MISS?"
2(28.6%)
Turns out we have a secret weapon! An immigrant you know and love who’s unafraid to step in! He’s constantly confusin’, confoundin’ the British henchmen EVERYONE GIVE IT UP FOR AMERICA'S FAVORITE FIGHTING FRENCHMAN- LAFAYETTE!!!
3(42.9%)
"Ladies and gentlemen! Here comes the General! The moment you’ve been waiting for! Here comes the General! The pride of Mount Vernon! Here comes the General! George Washington
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“We hold these truths to be self-evident That all men are created equal. And when I meet Thomas Jefferson, I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel! WORK!! (Skyler sisters)
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Hello and Meme!
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Hi! I've been lurking on LJ- but not posting so much. I don't know if this is particularly a *return* with a more demanding Personal Life and the "It's like a car wreck!" hell-suck aspect of the American news cycle. However, I'm in for tonight and looking to LJ and I came across a great meme! So pick, an episode, any episode. Taken from frelling_tralk and kikimay.

Name an episode (or episodes, as many as you like) from one of the following shows and I will tell you the following about it.

What I like about it.

What I don't like about it.

Favorite line.

Best performance.

A scene/idea from it that's particularly interesting to me.

Something I would have changed to make the episode better.

UnReal Thoughts
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I had UnReal thoughts from last night's ep and the ep before last night. I actually wrote my thoughts on the ep before last night earlier- it's just been sitting in my drafts folder. But I'll repost with each ep under their own cut.

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UnReal Thoughts
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I have a few UnReal thoughts from this season so far beneath the cut:

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Mad Men Meme
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I did this meme for Mad Men for 12_12_12. I had too many characters in my answer to be contained in a less than four comments. I'm just writing a separate entry- which I generally like doing on these memes anyway. Feel free to ask more fandoms. So far I've done the Buffyverse, Harry Potter, The Good Wife, and Mad Men.

Give me a fandom and I'll tell you about ...


the character i least understand
interactions i enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is mostly like me
hottest looks character
one thing i dislike about my fave character
one thing i like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character i wish died but didn’t
my ship that never sailed

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Meme Responses
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So, I did the meme below for BtVS, AtS, The Good Wife, and Harry Potter. I'm still taking more requests. My answers are below the cuts.

the character i least understand
interactions i enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is mostly like me
hottest looks character
one thing i dislike about my fave character
one thing i like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character i wish died but didn’t
my ship that never sailed

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New Meme
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From frelling_tralk and kikimay

Give me a fandom and I'll tell you about ...


the character i least understand
interactions i enjoyed the most
the character who scares me the most
the character who is mostly like me
hottest looks character
one thing i dislike about my fave character
one thing i like about my hated character
a quote or scene that haunts me
a death that left me indifferent
a character i wish died but didn’t
my ship that never sailed
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American Crime Story and Wine
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Signs I'm still thinking about American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson even though the series is unfortunately over. I went to the grocery store for lunch and saw a display of "Simi wines", in particular a Sauvignon blanc on sale. I queried whether the wines came from Simi Valley and whether Simi Valley was enough of a status location for (admittedly discounted wines) that the locale should be emblazoned in faux-fancy cursive to lure buyers looking for California wines. But toxic enough as a location in 1994 because the jury there acquitted the officers who beat Rodney King that it could discredit any police officer who lives there.

Immediately went back to research that the Simi wines are from Sonoma county (real wine country), seven hours away from Ventura County where lies Simi Valley and the infamous trial that acquitted the officers who viciously beat Rodney King. The wine label got the name "Simi" because it was the last name of the family who started the wine label.

Whew.

No, but seriously, I REALLY loved the hell out of American Crime Story. I wish I had more to say- but I feel like a novice at the study of OJ Simpson. This is actually the ONE TV series where the official news outlets did a better job covering TV than a fanbase because it's chock full of older reporters who remembered the case going on live and maybe even covered some of it. LOL. The two other main creators/writers besides Ryan Murphy were on CNN on Friday and I was struck by two things:

(1) They said that the idea for the show started percolating two years ago JUST BEFORE Michael Brown's shooting really started to kick off the Black Lives Matter movement. So, as they wrote and developed the show, they were writing it alongside the development of the Black Lives Matter movment. They vaguely said that affected the development of the project- but the CNN reporter unfortunately didn't ask them to expand on that.

(2) When they were asked how the story differs from the Jeffrey Toobin source material, they made a note of saying that, upon researching the case, they really came to like Johnny Cochran, Marcia Clark, and Chris Darden in particular and thought they all got a raw deal in the press at the time so they wrote the scripts with that in mind.

(3) The stories that night were back to back- first a discussion of Bill Clinton's remarks defending the 1994 crime bill and himself against accusations that the bill was racist or hurt black communities, then the interview with the writers/creators of American Crime Story, and THEN, the upcoming HBO movie Confirmation about Clarence Thomas's confirmation hearings and the Anita Hill scandal. There wasn't a stated link, but amusingly, after the Clinton story was covered, the American Crime Story interview was previewed with the scene from the series where Bill Clinton made his statement and Johnny Cochran regarded it as a triumph that the President of the United States had to weigh in on the trial.

Personal Canon Meme....Again
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Looking to do my favorite meme again and ask for personal canon prompts. I will give you my headcanon for whatever characters or situation you assign. Choose a number and a character/pairing & I'll take it from there. If something kickstarts my muse, there may even be fic in it. Feel free to pick more than one. My fandoms are in my tags.

1. sleep headcanon
2. sad headcanon
3. happy headcanon
4. angry/violent headcanon
5. sex headcanon
6. bedroom/house/living quarters headcanon
7. romantic headcanon
8. family headcanon
9. friendship headcanon
10. quirks/hobbies headcanon
11. likes/dislikes headcanon
12. childhood headcanon
13. old age/aging headcanon
14. cooking/food headcanon
15. appearance headcanon
16. random headcanon
17. any other question of your choosing
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Jed Bartlet Addendum to Favorite Male Characters List
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This is sort of a first addendum to my Top Ten Male Character list that I posted several days ago.

You know, I feel like this is the second time this list where I'm at war with the fact that I LOVE a darker interpretation of Jed Bartlet as opposed to just Everyone's Favorite Grandfatherly President because I really think he's owed that as such a fascinating character. However, as I've discussed in the Song Meme, Handlebars is one of my favorite fan-vids, but come on, most of the clips used to show Jed's violent meglomania as the song becomes more threatening are either other group's actions (Palestinian terror organizations' attacks on Fitz) or universally correct actions (arrest the white Supremacists who tried shooting at the President and his staff and seriously injured President and Deputy COS because of inter-racial dating).

I also loved the Strengths and Flaws gif-set that I used when ranking Jed among my favorite male TV characters of all time and praised it in that entry. However I disagree with all of the images in the "Spiteful" section. LOL, I've watched the show a lot so I know that the the images are of (1) Jed meeting with Shareef right while he's weighing to assasinate Shareef on his way home, (2) Jed cussing out G-d for his recent bad luck that Jed's feeling defensive could be karmically his fault, and (3) Jed admonishing Dr. Jenna Jacobs for sitting her ass down while the President stands to protest the administration, for at least tolerating homosexuality.

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