megaparsecs replied to your post: megaparsecs replied to your post: kaineus replied…i — im sorry, nym. the pain will never go away until someone makes a version where they For Real Kiss Right On the Mouth Lots
has no one made the version where they For ReaI Kiss Right On The Mouth 1ots
there was a version done a couple years back? At Shakespeare Santa Cruz I think? Where they for real kissed right on the mouth lots but
I think that’s it. There’s certainly none where they for real kissed right on the mouth lots and also they recorded it and made it publicly available.
There’s also a!!! All lady version!!!!!! At the Donmar Warehouse that they muste muste muste make video available of or I’m going to cry lots and lots and lots
I’m so sorry, Nym. So. so sorry.
Today in Ancient Ladies class Toby drew magical girl Romans (and magical girls quoting Romans)
saw that one coming
when or if I started shipping it: oh my god. sophomore year of high school, so almost 3 and a half years ago. WOW.
my thoughts: my always and forever OTP. really sad that they aren’t widely acknowledged as a Thing. my hopes are that one day they will reach achilles and patroclus status, where even though they aren’t explicitly together in the source text (either plutarch or shakespeare), it’s GENERALLY AGREED UPON that they were doing it, or that we’re going to portray them as doing it (and also deeply in love), because that makes for a much better story.
what makes me happy about them: EVERYTHING. brutus’ foolish optimism and crippling self-doubt, cassius’ fire and ardor and his need to love and be loved and just, WOW, BOYS. the way one is never mentioned without the other’s name alongside. the way brutus makes a lot of stupid goddamn decisions and cassius loves him too much to say no. the way historically they died like 3 weeks apart, but they’re always depicted as dying on the same day, because this is some romeo and juliet level shit. the way every single mountain goats song reminds me of them.
what makes me sad about them: see “what makes me happy about them” (there’s really no distinction)
things done in fanfic that annoys me: there isn’t the largest amount of fanfic out there for them, i can’t really be choosy? but there’s a lot of shitty, like, ff.n fanfic that way oversimplifies their relationship. i was going to say, “it’s usually written by people who read julius caesar in their english class and went WOW THAT WAS GAY” but… that’s what i did….. what i mean to say is, they focus only on “wow gay!” and not also the characters individually and how they feel about each other, which is to say, “wow gay!” idk i’m not explaining this v well. go read honorable men, it’s great.
things I look for in fanfic: fluff. good characterization. clever aus. brutus loving cassius back. a version of the story where antony doesn’t win.
who I’d be comfortable them ending up with, if not each other: i mean i love portia a lot so i’m cool with brutus/portia? as for cassius……. SHRUG. he was married to brutus’ sister tertia???? i mean tbh if they didn’t smooch each other i’m glad they married who they married
my happily ever after for them: 2000+ years after their deaths, society at large realizes that they were Fundamentally Good Albeit Morally Grey People, as well as Totally Banging (Each Other). a very confused queer girl is hailed as the world’s hero for bringing this new perspective to light. when asked to comment, she replies, “i don’t know what’s going on but isn’t honorable men fucking hilarious?”
what is their favorite non-sexual activity: 315 kill tyrants everyday