But will he give us time to shake his hand or will we merely be burnt to ashes in his terrifying and majestical presence CONSIDER
True. Very true. D8
Hnnngg, you know all of the things. I’m intrigued by Norse literature, but I’ve never had the right opportunity to learn anything about it. (The closest I’ve come was reading The Lay of Volund for English last semester.) I agree, of course, that Hamlet has its roots (and most of its trunk, and probably a fair share of its branches, too…) in all that - I just thought the comparison to Aeneas was interesting. (I have this whopping urge to write an essay comparing Aeneas to Hamlet now, oh god why can I not do this for school, it’s not fair.)
But anywho, A;LKJDF;LDSKJF;DJFS;LKDJFAL;KDJFSDF
Your ramblings tend to be pretty amazing, if I may say so myself. PLEASE TO BE TEACHING ME ALL OF THE THINGS. (Also yeah, I’m sensing a pattern here…)
Back to Hamlet: Yes yes yes. I feel like old Hamlet was probably kind of a dick, good at campaigning, but not very good at running a country (oh my god I see more Roman parallels, Romans get out of my head). It’s interesting how much Hamlet idolises his father when he probably knew very little about him other than that he was ~manly~ and ~courageous~ and fought a fuckload of wars.
ASD;LKFJSD OH MY GOD YES YES YES HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT Mycroft must be Claudius the bitching would be so glorious. (How does one change the “I am too much in the sun” exchange to be between brothers god dammit this is all so wonderful)
WHO IS LESTRADE
Because if Ros and Guil are Donovan and Anderson then Claudius is always telling them what to do and Lestrade is their boss but Lestrade can’t be Claudius because that’s Mycroft and also he’s too awesome to go around a-murdering but who is Lestrade oh god
Laertes? No one’s Laertes yet. And who’s Ophelia? I want to say Irene Adler just for the whole ‘perceived romance with Sherlock/Hamlet’ thing, but no, Adler’s too awesome to go batshit NO NO NO OH MY GOD OF COURSE
MOLLY IS OPHELIA
CAN’T YOU JUST SEE IT
Because she’s all shy and I don’t want to say “weak”, but sort of - meek. And so I dunno, she totally bonds with Mrs Hudson!Polonius and Lestrade!Laertes or something, so they become her sort of surrogate family (ooh, maybe that’s half the reason she’s so delicate, because her actual family’s all dead) and she’s fine with dead people, she’s just not so great with the live ones and emotions and stuff and so when Mrs Hudson, who’s been so kind and understanding and protective of her, dies, and it’s Sherlock’s fault (Sherlock who’s fascinating, Sherlock who’s dangerous, Sherlock who’s a genius and gorgeous but so untouchable), she can’t decide what she’s meant to do so she just snaps and -
(AHAHAHA ALSO that totally works with Laertes’ “don’t sleep with Hamlet” speech, because you know Lestrade’d totally, I dunno, run into her in the morgue or something and see her with Sherlock and afterwards go up to her in private and be like “look, I know he seems pretty amazing and everything, but seriously, the guy’s a nutter
and he’s probably shagging his flatmate anyway so you should probably keep away from him” or something thereabouts.)
IS THAT ANY GOOD, OR AM I JUST GOING MAD MYSELF?
But also yes yes yes crazy!Sherlock would be amazing asd;kfjsadf
THAT WAS MY PLAN ALL ALONG. Incorporate the main monologues and stuff, but with a few tweaks here and there, and I dunno, Sherlock won’t tell them where Mrs Hudson’s body is (oh my god this will require killing off Mrs Hudson NO NO NO DD8), and then Mycroft sends him away… to… Denmark, since he’s already in England, but then on his way out he ‘runs into Fortinbras’ army’, i.e. THE POOL HAPPENS, and then some psycho hijacks the plane to Denmark and they actually land in like, France or something, and Hamlet’s like “you guys are kind of cool, but I’m meant to be in Denmark, so how about you get me a fake passport and send a letter to John for me and we’ll say nothing more about the whole business, yes?” and so BACK IN ENGLAND and then SHENANIGANS because OH Lestrade is less “VENGEANCE!” than Laertes and more “no seriously Sherlock, that’s called murder also why were you so mean to Molly”, but Mycroft totally convinces him that killing Sherlock’s a brilliant plan (OOH OOH PLAY INTO THE FEARS THAT SHEROCK’S A PSYCHOPATH) also that whole thing might make for some awkward stuff that will please the Mystraders and then THE REST HAPPENS and yes.
ALDFNSDFSADF ALL OF THE FEELINGS ABOUT HAMLET AND SHERLOCK ;LKAJDF;LKJADFL;KDSF