Wait wait wait. Do people not know about Tommy singing hallelujah to the plants in L’Manburg?
Like that wasn’t a sweet detail Wilbur made up just now, that actually happened. There’s footage from the first or second lmanburg stream where Tommy (and tubbo iirc) sing hallelujah to a patch of dirt
So yeah, thats why it’s hallelujah. The anthem really was inspired by Tommy
he was singing the anthem at the crater [roles onto floor] he wore his presidential suit just for the one year anniversary [slams fists into ground] he still has nightmares from his execution [sobs violently] “i could’ve saved you!” “but you didn’t” [curls into ball] he was crying when they left [rocks back and forth]
"What a way to honor Tommy, one of the most loyal members of our fair nation, than by naming the song after him and singing it based off his little muse? Tommy's all of our muse, really."
Full transcript below!
[1st clip is from Wilbur's "The Wall" stream during the L'Manburg revolution]
Tommy, looking at the tilled dirt: Let's sing at it!
Wilbur: Go on.
Tommy: [singing] I heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the lord, but you don't really knooow Hallelujah-
[2nd clip is from Wilbur's "(DSMP LORE) A Year Later" stream]
Wilbur: So my man Tommy used to sing to the plants to make them grow better. And that was the song he used to sing, so I thought, what a way to honor Tommy, one of the most loyal members of our fair nation, than by naming the song after him and singing it based off his little muse? Tommy's all of our muse, really, I'd say.
update: tubbo doing lore causes me physical fucking pain!!
his broken voice, the way that he can't accept ranboo's help and says "i'm fine" despite the fact that he's CRYING?? tubbo either doesn't want to deal with his issues or isn't comfortable dealing with them in front of wilbur, or more likely a combination of those two reasons and - that angst is stabbing my heart into pieces!! :')))))
"Wow, c!Jack is talking about Doomsday and the destruction of L'manberg and how it actually negatively affected people, man, I wonder if more characters are gonna do the same! Oh no, it seems like there's still a lot of pro-Doomsday takes even after th- WHAT'S THAT?? c!WILBUR WITH A STEEL CHAIR???"
We really got both “I miss L’manberg. It was a lot easier when we all were friends" and "Maybe that's where anarchy fails (after a conversation about how c!Tubbo feels like he lacks purpose without L'manberg)" in the SAME DAY and that's absolutely incredible.
That was short but that was some of my favorite content we've gotten in s3 so far.
That was like. Pure payoff for some of the oodles of set-up we've been sitting on for MONTHS now.
And it was so good. It furthered some seriously important plot points. It gave the characters active and passive information to chew on and develop with.
And it's obvious but oh my dear god, Tubbo. Mans killed it. I haven't felt emotionally engaged like for a long fucking while.
It's extra nice too that it wasn't purely negative emotion fueling his feelings - it was hurt, it was sad, it was angry, it was depressed, but it was also hopeful.
Tubbo's character? Was and continues to be one of my absolute favorites. When cc!Tubbo sets out to give a performance, he fucking delivers.
My hope is that we get some follow up with Ranboo and Tubbo talking alone. I wanna see Ranboo coming to terms with what Wilbur told him and how it reconciles with his own world view, I want Tubbo to get the chance to express his own feelings about L'manberg, good and bad, and I want them to do it together.
tubbo’s character has gone through such incredible growth over the past year. he’s been traumatized, betrayed, and literally killed. when wilbur offered him validation, praise, and paradise, it would’ve been easy for him to jump into a new venture - forgetting all the lessons he’s learned, but instead he stood his ground against a figure he used to respect and decided that until he could allow himself to trust wilbur he wouldn’t do another thing he’d end up regretting. tubbo is so fucking strong and watching him put his own well being first was such a defining moment. i’m so proud of how far he’s come
wilbur soot writing dsmp timelines like pogtopia was two years long. pogtopia was two months long. i am in my forties. philza is thousands of years old. l’manberg was founded a year ago. l’manberg was founded several years ago. i am twenty four years old. techno is older than me no he’s not yes he is we’re twins actually. philza is 33. tommy is 20. tommy is 17. my mother is a fridge
idk if this makes sense but i feel like wilbur lore streams always have such a special atmosphere to them Especially if you’ve been watching dsmp lore for a while because every one of wilbur’s lore streams has always been so deeply memorable and it makes you remember the days of the election and the rebellion and the festival and ghostbur and how each of these arcs have been so fundamental to the core of the progression of the server and i’m always on the edge of my seat watching him stream lore
cc!wilbur has a real talent in making his lore streams short but packed full of character building and plot progression. the fact that they’re not even an hour but give us so much content is really impressive and leaves so much room for other ccs to build on ideas introduced on them. not to mention that they treat the audience very intelligently and make extremely good use of “show don’t tell,” especially when it comes to facecam acting. it’s very reminiscent of the s1 and early s2 streams. i love him.
Man, the way you can tell Wilbur is actually fond of Tubbo and can’t stand seeing him hurting like this. The way he looks away, almost crying, when Tubbo tells him about his dreams, the way he cuts him off because he can’t listen anymore, “Tubbo, do you know how fucking strong you are?”
Like you can tell he’s genuinely fond of him. He’s so excited when he first spots him, “My little treasury-secretary,” he wants him to join him in Paradise in the same way he wanted Tommy. Just... Tubbo and Wilbur. Man.