Founding Father Fandom: Hamilton

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by prismaticvoid, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Toaster

    Toaster Active Member

    I accidentally had my music on shuffle the very first time I listen to the Hamilton soundtrack, so it went straight from Alexander Hamilton to Non-Stop and it was a very weird experience. But Non-Stop was also my very first favorite. Such a delightful jumble! (Dear Theodosia eventually eclipsed it. I love dads being dads.)
     
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  2. chaoticArbiter

    chaoticArbiter an actual shiny eevee (destroyer of worlds)

    introductory song straight into "HE'S JUST NONSTOP"
     
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  3. Toaster

    Toaster Active Member

    I knew very little about Hamilton at the time, other than that some people I knew whose tastes fit with mine liked it a lot and said I would too, so my first two thoughts were "so we just skip the war entirely? Interesting choice" and " why are we introducing all of these characters at once, how am I going to remember them all... it must make more sense on stage?"

    (Aaron Burr, Sir still drops a bunch of characters at once, but they have distinct intros and we get all their names....)

    It was a very AGGRESSIVE character intro for Hamilton, though. WHY DO YOU WRITE LIKE YOU'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME?
     
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  4. chaoticArbiter

    chaoticArbiter an actual shiny eevee (destroyer of worlds)

    I mean, I started with Nonstop, but I at least knew it wasn't like, an early song in the play, so I wasn't too bothered by the fact that I could not keep track of any of the characters.
    and then I went from that straight into Guns and Ships and then I thiiiiiiiiiink Aaron Burr, Sir? and then I kind of just listened to Aaron Burr, Sir on repeat for several days.
    I memorized it. now I'm working on memorizing Ten Duel Commandments. and Stay Alive. and then Guns and Ships and Nonstop and--I think you get the idea.
     
  5. Re Allyssa

    Re Allyssa Sylph of Heart

    Psa they put Alexander Hamilton and Wait For It on the Karafun karaoke playlist.
    Alexander Hamilton is fun (it's done as all one person except some of the parts near the end where they play over each other, the background vocals get a part).
    wait for it is hard because burr does all kinds of crazy things at the end that I can't usually hear so I wasn't sure how to song part of it xD
     
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  6. Choco

    Choco Duke of the Weepy Marshmallow Brigade

    i need to tell someone this & you guys are the only people who will understand me

    i just did a return for a customer whose name was Eliza Hamilton, i shit you not. apparently im only the second ever person who has commented on her name, because utah is a cultural wasteland
     
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  7. prismaticvoid

    prismaticvoid Too Too Abstract

    @Choco I had a customer named Theodosia when I was working at the art store, she was impressed that I spelled her name right on the first try and I just kinda smiled and went ..."yeah?"
     
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  8. kmoss

    kmoss Under Construction

    ftfy
     
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  9. chaoticArbiter

    chaoticArbiter an actual shiny eevee (destroyer of worlds)

    present state: sobbing over Wait For It
     
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  10. Vacuum Energy

    Vacuum Energy waterwheel on the stream of entropy

    I think I accidentally got into Hamilton what do I do
     
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  11. a tiny mushroom

    a tiny mushroom the tiniest

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  12. Vacuum Energy

    Vacuum Energy waterwheel on the stream of entropy

    well I can tell you that George Washington really really really loved ice cream, that's something that didn't come up

    (and this was before you could stroll over to the store to get a quart, he had his slaves make it from scratch every time and served it in tiny bowls the size of shotglasses)
     
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  13. a tiny mushroom

    a tiny mushroom the tiniest

    This is some incredibly important content right here

     
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  14. a tiny mushroom

    a tiny mushroom the tiniest

    And also

     
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  15. Izevel

    Izevel capuchin hacker fucker

    So I'm thinking I might have to learn how to make animatics specifically so I can do one of Satisfied from Laurens' point of view. He was losing the love of his life too, after all!

    (Well, he was in the play, anyway. If you weren't aware: IRL Laurens couldn't go to the wedding because he wasn't legally allowed to leave the state of Pennsylvania. Hamilton wrote to him to say "I wish you could come to my wedding; I want to invite you to join me and Eliza on our wedding night." Yes, really.)
     
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  16. a tiny mushroom

    a tiny mushroom the tiniest

    I will forever wonder: did Eliza know that her husband invited his boyfriend to have a threesome
     
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  17. Izevel

    Izevel capuchin hacker fucker

    ...I had not thought of that.
    I mean, he goes on to say that Eliza already loves [Laurens] from what [Hamilton] has said about him, but that she loves him "a l’americaine not a la françoise." Admittedly I didn't do very thorough research, but the most google could tell me was that this means "she loves you platonically, she doesn't fancy you [like I do, cough cough]".

    What I will forever wonder is WHAT WERE THOSE FIVE WORDS THAT GOT CENSORED IN THE OTHER LETTER??? Although I do like to imagine that it was what tumblr user ciceroprofacto suggested. (tl;dr it might say "ok john, if you want to be my wingman, then tell the ladies how big my dick is, and you would know, wouldn't you")
     
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  18. a tiny mushroom

    a tiny mushroom the tiniest

    Once Hamilton went to visit Laurens when he was stuck in Pennsylvania, and he brought him a painting of Eliza so John could know what she looked like.

    Laurens was also quite insistent that Hamilton should get married, apparently. I think theories are he knew their relationship wouldn't be tenable given, you know, it was illegal. So he wanted Hamilton to get married and be happy. And then I cry.
     
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  19. Vacuum Energy

    Vacuum Energy waterwheel on the stream of entropy



    have y'all seen this, that last sequence is amazing

    edit: should probably clarify that this particular artist is drawing the actual historical people rather than the actors, since that'll help w/ understanding the first parts
     
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  20. Vacuum Energy

    Vacuum Energy waterwheel on the stream of entropy

    A major reason Burr was reliable with the ladies was because he genuinely listened to them when they talked. He was remarkably feminist for the time. He really believed that women should be on equal footing with men because they were just as intellectually capable. Gave his daughter Theodosia the same education he would've given a son and everything.

    It's. Unfortunate that this was overshadowed by literally the entire rest of his personality.
     
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