we were playing board games the other night, and somehow started talking about our favorite and least favorite shakespeare plays? it turned into a very brief argument about hamlet, including me trying to recite the "to be or not to be" soliloquy by memory.
next game we play is betrayal at house on the hill (side note: if you've never played it, do yourself a favor and go buy it), and when it comes time for the haunting, we pull out the lil expansion pack, bc my friends are fancy like that.
our haunting? Rosencrantz and All of You Are Dead. it was entirely hamlet themed, with the traitor becoming hamlet and the rest of us had apparently conspired to murder his father, the king. if you've never played this haunt i won't spoil it all for you, but it does involve dramatically reciting shakespeare and stat boosts for wittiness.
it's like that feeling when you're discussing some specific product with your friends irl and then you start getting ads for it on social media and you know that your phone has been spying on you, except the only technology involved in making it happen was random dice rolls and a pre-printed list of instructions
#Cursed Child #Harry Potter and the Cursed Child #ccsquad#Karlbus#Karl Jenkins#Albus Potter#my writing #Karl Jenkins x Albus Potter #apparently my new favourite hobby is writing obscure things no one will read?? #first the Kiki AU then the Spiritfarer AU and now Hamlet AU. #idk what it says about me but I'm having fun and that's what counts 🌈
(a dimly lit stage right, with a bed in the middle. It’s a view of an apartment, and there’s a couple sleeping in the bed. A phone on the nightstand rings once, but goes to voicemail because no one answers it. Lights up on Gilderoy, stage Left.)
Gilderoy Voicemail: Hey, it’s me again. This is the fifth time I’ve tried to reach you, but I don’t know what’s been happening. Are these messages coming through? If you somehow get this, just, uhm, call me back. Please. There’s something we need to talk about. Thanks. Bye.
(light’s down on stage Left. the phone rings again, but no answer)
Gilderoy Voicemail: Hey, Hugo, it’s Dad…again. I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to call you now, maybe six or seven? Anyways, uhm, please call me back as soon as you get these. Okay, hanging up now. Bye.
(Lights down. the phone rings once more, but again, no answer)
Gilderoy Voicemail: Hey, Hugo, it’s Dad. Did you block my number somehow? Your phone keeps getting me to Voicemail, and I don’t know what’s going on. Listen, there’s something I need to tell you, but I can’t do it in just a voicemail. Call me back when you see this. Hopefully this one goes through.
Automated Voice Message: Your voicemail storage is full. Please erase some voicemails in order to be able to receive new ones again, or upgrade your voicemail inbox for more storage at just $7.99 a month. (a beep)
what we may be - an original play by @highkey-or-loki on tumblr
#also I think it rewired my brain when I was little bc self-recognition through the other #anything that had homoerotic content was not allowed and you simply did not talk about it bc section 28 and it's aftermath at least at home #so you're a wee girl and go ''ah oh okay'' re: language and that's it #love it <3 it's fun <3 always offend your audience <3 stop producing hamlets :) #billy s #// long post #(everything about me can be explained by the fact that my queer awakening happened through the cw's spn and TGV) #and other stuff but mostly that
Wait if Hamlet succeeded to kill Claudius and not die meanwhile, he would have become king, how have i legit never thought about that before? So the hesitation he has must also have been related to that, he does’nt know if he’s ready for that responsibility or if he even deserves it. His right to the throne got stolen and he didn’t have the confidence to change it.