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oldschoolsciencefiction · 6 months ago
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From the Oddly Specific Robot Strength Metric Department.
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butchhamlet · a month ago
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harry “hotspur” percy, shakespeare’s henry iv (1593, colorized)
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suits-of-woe · 5 months ago
Say more about neurodivergent Hotspur??
I didn’t come up with the take so I’m actually just gonna link a couple posts by @skeleton-richard cause he introduced me to the idea and I really love it. (Feel free to add onto this post too!)
Also, as one of those posts mentions, Trevor White, who plays Hotspur in the 2014 RSC production of Henry IV Part 1, actually mentioned that he was playing Hotspur as autistic. Unfortunately I can’t find a video of his performance but here’s one that shows a bit about the final fight scene in that production. I also found this article about his take on the character which...I don’t love in terms of some of the language it uses (tw for ableism and a brief mention of abuse) but it’s a pretty good summary of how he plays the role.
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musewrangler · 7 months ago
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First Lieutenant William Bush
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all-action-all-picture · 2 months ago
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Hotspur and Crunch No 1082.
12 July 1980.
The Hard Case cover. Artist unknown.
The artwork later appeared as interior art in Hotspur No. 1095 (it had dropped the Crunch part of the title by then), dated 11 October 1980. Quite a gap so I wonder if this story was a reprint from an earlier title?
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D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
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skeleton-richard · 4 months ago
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Okay, question for the Shakespeare fandom: who plays your favorite version of Hotspur in Henry IV Pt. 1? Any kind of performance counts.
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shakespearenews · 7 months ago
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On why he framed the story around Shakespeare's Henry IV, a play he performed in 2003
I started trying to do King Lear, but I've never performed King Lear, and I realized that I just wasn't intimate enough with the play and that the play's themes didn't speak to my themes that I wanted to write about. You know, Henry IV probably explores fathers and sons and masculinity and the attempt to arrive at some kind of, quote unquote, manhood or adulthood about as well as literature can do. And that was what my story was.
So I kept kind of coming back to Hotspur. One of my favorite things about acting is seeing yourself as your character's lawyer and defending his position. And in the novel, I have this sense that William is trying to prove to himself — that he's the good guy and he's trying to do the same thing for his character and there's something kind of wonderful about that realization.
On revisiting a difficult time in his life – he was performing in Henry IV around the time his marriage to Uma Thurman ended
I had a lot of growing up to do, and one of the things that I really love about writing is it forces you to think through things, and think through situations, and create a fictional universe where you can see things that maybe you can't see inside your own life. That's what the title is about, you know, "a bright ray of darkness" is the unity of opposites, so to speak, that we learn by suffering.
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noshitshakespeare · 11 months ago
Kate Percy: underrated? or just over hyped by the girls that discover her and ditch their love for Lady Macbeth?
It’s nice to see Kate Percy in my inbox! She’s a great character. The teasing comedic nature of the interaction between Kate and Hotspur is quite an endearing representation of one kind of married relationship. ‘Out, you mad-headed ape!’ (2.3.74) to the person who is too distracted to listen to you and who replies to your serious concern ‘What is it carries you away?’ with a literal ‘Why, my horse, my love, my horse’ (2.3.72-73), is both amusing and kind of realistic. It’s quite easy to imagine them as the kind of couple that will slap each other playfully when the other says something ridiculous. And, the sweet thing is that they obviously do care about each other, even if Hotspur does mockingly phrase his reply so that it’s not clear whether he’s calling her or his horse his love... Although they don’t appear together very much, the way they have all these pet names (mostly animals) for one another and keep riffing off one another paints a pretty vivid picture of their relationship. 
But even if it’s said jokingly, there is something to Hotspur’s way of denigrating Kate’s worry and her love that’s revealing. He tells her, in response to her saying that if he loved her, he’d tell her what’s on his mind with, ‘Love! I love thee not; / I care not for thee, Kate. This is no world / To play with mammets and tilt with lips’ (2.3.86-88). He’s saying, essentially, that he has no time for love, and the feminine, which he characterises as things like playing with dolls or kissing. Hotspur considers the female sphere of life as frivolous and thinks that’s where his wife belongs. He loves her, but only has time for her when he has time for kissing. Of course, it’s important to recognise that this is partly a joke still, as is evident from Kate’s response, which is half hurt, and half amused:
Do you not love me? Do you not indeed? Well, do not then, for since you love me not I will not love myself. Do you not love me? Nay, tell me if you speak in jest or no. (2.3.92-95)
Kate herself isn’t sure if Hotspur is joking, so she’s not taking it entirely seriously, and in asking whether he jests, shows that he is the kind of person who would say such things mockingly. Still, she’s certainly a little shocked that he’d say he doesn’t love her, even as a joke (she repeats ‘Do you not love me?’ twice). 
The thing is, Hotspur is speaking something of what he actually thinks in his joking manner. He never answers her straight: ‘When I am a-horseback, I will swear/ I love thee infinitely’ (2.3.97-98). And though he does love her as much as a man like him is capable of, he’s still fundamentally misogynistic, and doesn’t consider her his equal:
I know you wise, but yet no farther wise Than Harry Percy’s wife; constant you are, But yet a woman; and for secrecy No lady closer, for I well believe Thou wilt not utter what thou dost know, And so far will I trust thee, gentle Kate (2.3.103-108)
In Hotspur’s mind, Kate is always defined in relation to him. She’s wise for a wife of his, she’s secretive, but only because she knows nothing. He thinks Kate is the best woman, but only as good as a woman can be, which is always less than a man. It’s to Kate’s credit that she’s not particularly happy with his idea of her. When asked 'Will this content you?’ she answers ‘It must of force’ (2.3.113), which is to say she has no choice but to be contented with her lot, and how her husband treats her. It’s rather brilliant that Shakespeare shows in her being able to tell that ‘I fear my brother Mortimer doth stir / About his title, and hath sent for you / To line his enterprise’ (2.3.78-79), showing very concisely that whatever Hotspur thinks of her, she’s perfectly politically savvy. And of course, in the only other scene she appears in she shows again that she can give as good as she gets from Hotspur, and refuse to do what he says, even as he continues in his light-hearted(?) misogyny. She’s great because she maintains character and strength even though she’s in a weak position, and because, whatever his weaknesses, she loves her husband, as is obvious from her eulogy of Hotspur in Part 2, Act 2, scene 3.
I personally don’t see why one need choose between Lady Percy and Lady Macbeth. Why not like both? They’re both interesting in different ways. And since their respective roles in the plays they appear in are not really equivalent (Kate only appears three times in two plays), it’s difficult to compare them in any significant way. Kate is not as important to her play or as fully realised as Lady Macbeth, nor as powerful, in some ways. Though she will get back at Hotspur in words, and play around, ask questions, Lady Percy ultimately seems to accept that she has no choice but to obey if her husband chooses not to tell her something. Lady Macbeth, for good or for bad, won’t take no as an answer, and if the female realm allotted to her is not what’s needed for the task she wants to undertake, she’s willing to abandon it, to be unsexed. Of course, Lady Macbeth has the benefit of a husband who listens to her, confides in her, and considers her his ‘dearest partner of greatness’ (1.5.10), so her situation is different too. I wouldn’t say Kate’s underrated, only rated according to her general importance. Which is to say, she’s well appreciated for the kind of support character she is, in a play that’s not as famous as Macbeth (for good reason). But I think Shakespeare’s strength is partly in creating two such different women and two such pictures of married life; I’m happy they both exist, and that we don’t have one at the expense of the other.
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igbysport · 10 months ago
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7 years later, Bale scoring the winner!! 😍❤️ Tottenham 2-1 Brighton (01/11/20) ⚪️ Kane 13’ (pen) ⚽️ 🔵 Lamptey 56’ ⚽️ ⚪️ Bale 73’ ⚽️
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ajaykeerati · 11 months ago
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just kidding my piggy boo-boo
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butchhamlet · a month ago
hal and hotspur for the character asks
hal:
Sexuality Headcanon: i think hal said bisexy rights HOWEVER. as you know damn well. i am also partial to a lesbian hal SKDHFKHFDS Gender Headcanon: see again it depends on how everything is played because like... i see CANON hal as a guy (i haven't thought about transing him. but trans hal with his father's expectations to be the Right Kind Of Man would kind of slap) but also i think all the time about when you, pan, and i talked about femme hal vs. butch hotspur and the unique experiences of gender and misogyny both of them would have and i start levitating A ship I have with said character: .........i am a halspur person i'll admit it i have terrible taste and tunnel vision for any set of foil characters. i'm not saying it's healthy for either of them i'm just saying i want to study them. alternatively he definitely had a thing w ned poins A BROTP I have with said character: i don't LIKE falstaff but the hal/falstaff dynamic is so interesting A NOTP I have with said character: this one depends on staging but his relationship with catherine of valois as henry v... like i'm sure you CAN do it in a way that doesn't feel skeevy, but the inherent political power dynamic makes it seem to me like an uphill battle A random headcanon: is it a headcanon to say i always picture shakespeare!hal with the historical shrewsbury scar? otherwise my headcanon is that killing hotspur weighed very heavily on his mind for pretty much the rest of his life (+ that hotspur's sense of justice and courage was to some degree something he drew from as king) General Opinion over said character: garbage but he's MY fucking garbage. no but genuinely hal's character arc over the henriad is honest to god one of my favorite parts of the shakespearean canon that i've experienced so far he is SUCH a good character and also immediately made it on my list of dream roles because of course he did
hotspur:
Sexuality Headcanon: once again hotspur is a bi legend BUT i am partial to lesbian/wlw hotspur because... oh my god hotspur my beloved Gender Headcanon: re: canon hotspur is definitely a guy (and again i haven't thought about transing him but now i'm itching to think about it) but i think butch lesbian hotspur is something that can be so personal. it's about the complex relationship with masculinity and the desire to protect your loved ones A ship I have with said character: re: i'm a halspur person BUT at the same time hotspur's relationship with kate is just so. it's so. it's SO. like. what can i even say they're both hurt and hurting and traumatized but they love each other SO much i'm so. hghghgbgbbg A BROTP I have with said character: ...oh my god does hotspur have ANY friends. does he have any friends or does he just have kate and relatives who control him. i need to sit down anyway kate is his bestie A NOTP I have with said character: i think this means romantically (in which case of fucking course i'm not shipping him with his father and uncle) but in general can we get him OUT of there and away from northumberland. like. please A random headcanon: autistic hotspur my fucking beloved. i don't think he stims in public because he's focused on being the image of a proper knight so he mostly restricts himself to pacing but when he gets very worked up some of the handflapping slips out. he DOES stim in front of kate who is also the only person allowed to casually touch him without getting an uppercut to the jaw General Opinion over said character: HOTSPUR I LOVE YOU SO FUCKING MUCH SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT YOU AND LOSE THE ABILITY TO FUNCTION AS A NORMAL PERSON / 100/10 / my favorite asshole / the only histories character i love more than and would rather play than hal / characters who would go in my beloved heart locket gifs
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zibaldone-di-pensieri · 2 months ago
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Un italiano che va a vedere in Inghilterra una partita tra Tottenham ed Everton:
"AIA CAZOO"
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musewrangler · 7 months ago
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Our dear Mr. Bush could really use a scarf. But tucking his face into his uniform is rather endearing. Part one of a set where William and Horatio are both smiling.
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Hotspur No. 936, dated 24 September 1977.
D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
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skeleton-richard · 5 months ago
for the ship meme: hotspur/kate
Ship It
What made you ship it? - I think it was the way they were played in the RSC Henry IV, with Trevor White and Jennifer Kirby. They were both really good as their characters on their own and they really played the relationship between Hotspur and Kate.
What are your favorite things about the ship? - I like how much they care about each other. Kate worries so much about her idiot husband and is up at night watching over him when he can't sleep. Hotspur tries to keep her out of danger when her family is involved in rebellion. Plus they're just weirdly cute okay. There's a lot of angst in their relationship but also they obviously tease each other and enjoy spending time with each other. And when played right, this can really soften hotspur and make him more sympathetic.
Is there an unpopular opinion you have on your ship? - Probably that Hotspur doesn't mean to hurt Kate or dismiss her concern, but that he can't properly communicate thanks to the PTSD. It's not unpopular among fans I know but the issue sometimes comes up in commentaries that don't take into consideration that Hotspur is very messed up and trauma can cause the conflicts he has with Kate.
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GRYFFINDOR: "The purpose you undertake is dangerous. Why, that’s certain. 'Tis dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to drink; but I tell you, my lord fool, out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety." –William Shakespeare (Hotspur: Henry IV Part 1, Act II, Scene iii)
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dagedaja · 2 months ago
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Shakespeare’s King Richard II but told through images from Dance Moms [part 1]
Act I
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Act II
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alabs1 · 7 days ago
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EPL: Chelsea Beat Tottenham Hotspur At White Hart Lane
EPL: Chelsea Beat Tottenham Hotspur At White Hart Lane
Chelsea defenders took the shine as the Blues confirmed their superiority in Sunday’s English Premier League London derby against Tottenham. Tuchel’s boys put up a dominant performance, hammering Spurs on their White Hart Lane home turf 3-nil. Tottenham started brightly with lively attacks from Dele Alli and veteran scorer threatening to hurt Chelsea early. The first half however ended goalless…
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