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Remember the short lived series “Will” that was on the TNT television network that tried to create Shakespeare’s “lost years” using a blend of Elizabethan England and punk rock feel and look to it?

Remember how Shakespeare had the biggest crush on Christopher Marlowe? And vice versa?

Those were the days.

lehdenlaulu: I made an almost decent-looking gif! And posted it here just so I can stare at it for…


I made an almost decent-looking gif! And posted it here just so I can stare at it for an unreasonable amount of time! You’re welcome!

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1. Who is the early bird/Who is the night owl?
Will is the early bird, Kit is the night owl (obviously)
2. Who is the big spoon/Who is the little spoon?
Will is the big spoon, Kit is the little spoon
3. Who hogs the covers/Who loves to cuddle?
KIT HOGS THE COVERS and Will is obviously the cuddler ☺️
4. Who wakes the other one up with kisses?
Probably Will, since he’s the early bird.
5. Who usually has nightmares?
They both do…
6. Who would have really deep emotional thoughts at the middle of the night/who would have them in the middle of the day?
Kit is the one who gets all existential at night, Will during the day.
7. Who sweats the small stuff?
Outwardly: Will. Inwardly: Kit.
8. Who sleeps in their underwear (or naked)/Who sleeps in their pajamas?
Kit sleeps absolutely 100% naked. Will wears pajamas during the winter, but his just underwear any other time.
9. Who makes the coffee (or tea)?
WILL. Will loves coffee and tea.
10. Who likes sweet/who likes sour?
Both like sweet, but Kit prefers sour. (Of course.)
11. Who likes horror movies/who likes romance movies?
Kit LOVES horror flicks, but Will loves romance movies.
12. Who is smol/who is tol?
Okay so they’re about the same height but… Will is smol and Kit is tol.
13. Who is considered the scaredy cat?
Probably Will, but sometimes Kit can be easily scared too.
14. Who kills the spiders?
Kit. Will prefers to let them back out into nature.
15. Who is scared of the dark?
Surprisingly, Kit.
16. Who is scared of thunderstorms?
Honestly I can’t picture either of them being scared of storms…
17. Who works/Who stays at home?
They both work!
18. Who is a cat person/Who is a dog person?
Kit is the cat person, Will is the dog person.
19. Who loves to call the other one cute names?
Will actually uses cute names, but Kit has way more nicknames for Will.
20. Who is dominant/who is submissive?
WILL IS THE DOMINANT ONE omg and Kit is submissive
21. Who has an obsession (over anything)?
Kit is generally the more obsessive one out of the two of them.
22. Who goes all out for Valentine’s Day?
Surprisingly, Kit!
23. Who asks who out on the first date?
Kit asks Will out first.
24. Who is the talker/who is the listener?
Kit’s the talker, Will’s the listener.
25. Who wears the other one’s clothes?
KIT. That’s such a Kit thing I think.

26. Who likes to eat healthy/who loves junk food?
Will likes to eat healthy, Kit… someone has a chips problem (Chips in the British sense)
27. Who takes a long shower/who sings in the shower?
These both are so Kit. Like omg.
28. Who is the book worm?
They both are!
29. Who is the better cook?
Hmm… Probably Kit? I feel like he’d have a few tricks up his sleeve like that.
30. Who likes long walks on the beach?
31. Who is more affectionate?
Publicly, Will. Privately, Kit.
32. Who likes to have really long (deep) conversation?
Probably both of them, but Kit more.
33. Who would wear “not guilty” t-shirt/who would wear “sin” t-shirt?
Will has the “not guilty” shirt, Kit obviously would wear the “sin” shirt lol!
34. Who would wear “if lost return to…” t-shirt/who would wear “I am…” t-shirt?
Kit would have the “if lost” shirt, while Will would have the “I am” shirt.
35. Who goes overboard on holidays?
36. Who is the social media addict?
I feel like it would be Kit? I think he would have a really popular tumblr lol.
37. Height difference or age difference?
Barely any! Kit is only like two months older and maybe an inch taller!
38. Who likes to stargaze?
Probably Will.
39. Who buys cereal for the prize inside?
40. Who is the fun parent/who is the responsible parent?
Between these two… Kit would probably be the fun parent and Will would have to become the responsible parent.
41. Who cries during sad movies?
Surprisingly, Kit!
42. Who is the neat freak?
Will. Without a doubt.
43. Who wins the stuffed animals at the carnival for the other one?
I think they take turns? Will’s great at bottle toss but Kit is good at the balloon darts?
44. Who is active/who is lazy?
Will is the more active one, but Kit isn’t… lazy, per se. He just likes the sofa.
45. Who is more likely to get drunk?
46. Who has the longer food order?
It depends! Usually Will though.
47. Who has the more complex coffee order?
48. Who loses stuff?
Kit. Definitely.
49. Who is the driver/who is the passenger?
Will is the driver, Kit is the passenger.
50. Who is the hopeless romantic?

Another episode of “Will” is on tonight at 9! Who’s going to watch? Who will read…

Another episode of “Will” is on tonight at 9! Who’s going to watch? Who will read my outlandish commentary?


thinkofaugust: I really don’t understand people’s elitism around Shakespeare, or any of the early…


I really don’t understand people’s elitism around Shakespeare, or any of the early modern playwrights really.
Take, for example, Will TNT. Yeah, it’s not accurate, it’s not true, but it’s fun. And if it gets people who otherwise wouldn’t have even thought about it interested, does it matter?

Does it matter if someone starts reading the complete works of Christopher Marlowe because they fancy him in the show? No. They’re still reading it, still learning and appreciating.

I fell in love with the works of William Shakespeare when I was twelve years old. Because I heard/saw something that captured my attention and I wanted to know more.
That “something” was a one man show of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in Swedish. I didn’t speak Swedish! But come September, I’m starting a Masters degree in Shakespeare studies. It would be hypocritical of me, of any of us I think, to belittle those who are finding the works of these wonderful playwrights through a tv show.

It’s a fun tv show? I, for one, am watching with enjoyment!

Yes, all of this!

I’m a baby Shakespeare scholar and nothing pisses me off more than elitist attitudes. You like Shakespeare because of a class you took in college? You like Shakespeare because you saw fan made videos on YouTube, etc? You like Shakespeare. You don’t need to know EVERYTHING to be a fan. If you like The Bard, then you like him. Elitist attitudes are not welcome, especially on this blog!

I’m taking Shakespeare and Adaptation next month for the fall semester, which is the next class you can take after taking the required Shakespeare course to be able to take this class. I have a WONDERFUL Shakespeare professor who knows her stuff. None of this would be possible for all of the Shakespeare stuff I was exposed to in high school, seeing Hamlet on stage, and then finding this wonderful fandom and all of our Shakesmemes.

What I’m trying to say is that I fucking love “Will.” Yeah, yeah, it’s not accurate, but who gives a fuck? As long as they continue to say Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare, I am all for it! (Or I might have to fight a pack of Anti-stratfordians in a Taco Bell parking lot. (For my followers, that is an inside joke you can find underneath my “personal” tag.) )

Also, I am LIVING for gay af Kit Marlowe. Not like I didn’t think he was gay already.

Will Shakespeare: I’m a Catholic

Will Shakespeare: I’m a Catholic
Kit Marlowe: …I’m a Pisces.

futureofthemasses: Each time Marlowe makes a sexual innuendo to Will I gain another year on my life


Each time Marlowe makes a sexual innuendo to Will I gain another year on my life



Will is on in seven minutes!!!

Will is on in seven minutes!!!