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I want to write an alternative version of Romeo and Juliet where instead of being a little ponce and trying to work things out for himself, Romeo asks his smarter friends what to do about the whole thing and Benvolio and Mercutio come up with the world’s greatest plan:
Marriage of convenience between Juliet and Mercutio.
Think about it.
Juliet’s parents want her to marry into the Prince’s family. Mercutio is a good compromise between no marriage and Paris.
Mercutio probably won’t get his inheritance if he keeps being HELLA FUCKING GAY ALL OVER THE PLACE so a beard is only a benefit to him.
They would probably get along great rolling their eyes at how adorably stupid Romeo is.
Romeo and Benvolio could get a “bachelor pad” right next to Juliet and Mercutio’s house. Every night, Romeo and Mercutio high five as they hop the fence to go bang their one true love.
The second half of the play is just all of them trying to keep up the charade and being “THIS CLOSE” to getting caught all the time. But everything ends nicely because true love conquers all.
Everybody wins. Nobody dies.
This has probably been said on this post before but it makes a reasonable amount of literary sense as well.
A lot of Shakespeare’s works, comedy in particular but also relatively serious plays like The Merchant Of Venice, were based in the tropes of Italian commedia, which is eventually where we get French sex farces from as well.
Add in a servant who facilitates the nightly transfer and wants to get laid with one of the housemaids, some jokes between characters about people thinking Romeo and Benvolio are fucking all night long, Romeo in drag once or twice, and either a lecherous elderly neighbor or Juliet’s father always hanging around, and you’ve basically got the plot of a commedia performance. Especially funny at the time would have been dressing Romeo in drag (say, to pretend to be her lady in waiting when her dad almost catches him in some other man’s marital bed in the middle of the day) while Juliet was already being played by a boy actor in drag, and having Romeo pull it off so well that he gets mistaken for her.
But yeah, R&J as a door-slammin’ sex comedy, I’d watch it.
Commedia! *jazz hands*
SPREAD THIS LIKE WILD FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!
SISTERS DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"we’ve normalized guns and violence through video games….yet we still find tampons and menstruation unspeakable"
^^^that right there.
remember you are mechanical, not only in the ball and socket of your shoulders, or the resilient padding of your knees, but are in fact built from hinges, gears, and switches all the way into to your smallest bits
when your nerves fire, a tiny rod gets turned and a hole opens, like the twist of a wrench opening a fire hydrant letting ions flow through in a rush
the nuclei of your cells are organized by twine-like proteins that tie the helical DNA together so that it will send the right instructions, binding on switch to on and off switch to off
your muscle threads are molecular ratchets: this is why the only force they can exert is contractile, cranking along protein strands until the calcium runs out and they slip free
there is no grand overseer, no foreman, in this factory. there is only an unimaginable multitude of tiny engines, self-regulating, self-organizing, safeguarded by redundancy, each part replaceable
know you are an aggregate, the sum of your moving parts
everyone is a robot if you peer closely enough
A few of these have been making the rounds on tumblr, but I haven’t seen one that says this yet:
- You don’t have to come out
- You don’t have to feel pressured to come out
- Being in the closet is not shameful
- It’s about protecting yourself
- If coming out will make you exposed to discrimination, rejection, harassment or violence, you are perfectly justified in staying closeted
- If coming out day makes you feel like being closeted makes you a lesser person, don’t
- It’s about survival and self-preservation
- And you are awesome and fabulous no matter how few or how many people in your life know about your identity
This is really important to know and to share, and i’d like to add to the last point, it’s totally ok to come out to a few people that you trust and not to everyone, don’t feel like you have to do it all at once. Personally I’m out to about half of my close family and all of my friends, I haven’t told my homophobic grandparents or my biological dad and I don’t plan to do so any time soon. There’s no shame at all in protecting yourself even if that means you don’t tell anyone for a long time, take it at your own pace, don’t let anyone pressure you, I know how hard that can be but you can get through it.