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July 25th
11:01 PM

John Adams: the miniseries


Join Or Die: i don’t have time for your shit sam

Independence: i don’t have time for your shit congress

Don’t Tread on Me: i don’t have time for your shit france

Reunion: i don’t have time for your shit king george

Unite or Die: i don’t have time for your shit senate

Unnecessary War: i don’t have time for your shit jefferson and hamilton

Peacefield: i don’t have time for your shit old age

10:55 PM
  • John Adams: I SAY VOTE YES.
  • Congress: SIT DOWN JOHN.
  • John Adams: I came out tonight to have a good time and honestly I am feeling so attacked right now.
10:48 PM
"I cannot say that I think you very generous to the Ladies, for while you are proclaiming peace and good will to Men, Emancipating all Nations, you insist upon retaining an absolute power over Wives. But you must remember that Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken — and notwithstanding all your wise Laws and Maxims we have it in our power not only to free ourselves but to subdue our Masters, and without violence throw both your natural and legal authority at our feet…."
—  Abigail Adams to John Adams, May 7, 1776, from The Wisdom of John and Abigail Adams (via cinaed)
10:33 PM


pre-revising for next semester’s AmRev module. Notes have regressed to:

Hamilton: just cause it doesn’t say I can do the thing doesn’t mean I can’t do the thing

Jefferson & Adams: no fuck you what was the point of the Constitution then jfc don’t do the thing

Hamilton: haha enjoy your capitol I’m gonna do the thing


this is 100% what happened trust me I’m a professional

10:28 PM


The Window was open, and I, who was an invalid and afraid of the Air in the night … , shut it close. Oh! says Franklin dont shut the Window. We shall be suffocated. I answered I was afraid of the Evening Air. Dr. Franklin replied, the Air within this Chamber will soon be, and indeed is now worse than that without Doors: come! open the Window and come to bed, and I will convince you: I believe you are not acquainted with my Theory of Colds. Opening the Window and leaping into Bed, I said I had read his Letters to Dr. Cooper in which he had advanced, that Nobody ever got cold by going into a cold Church, or any other cold Air: but the Theory was so little consistent with my experience, that I thought it a Paradox: However I had so much curiosity to hear his reasons, that I would run the risque of a cold. The Doctor then began an harrangue, upon Air and cold and Respiration and Perspiration, with which I was so much amused that I soon fell asleep, and left him and his Philosophy together.

Guys did we know that Adams and Franklin once got in a fight about whether to sleep with the window open or closed?  This shit is gold.

10:13 PM

Franklin: What sort of bird shall we choose as the symbol of our new America?Adams: The eagle. :|Jefferson: The dove. :)Franklin: The turkey. :DAdams: The eagle. >:|Jefferson: The dove. >_>Adams: THE-EA-GLE. >8(Jefferson: …The eagle. -.-Franklin: The turkey~ |D


Franklin: What sort of bird shall we choose as the symbol of our new America?
Adams: The eagle. :|
Jefferson: The dove. :)
Franklin: The turkey. :D
Adams: The eagle. >:|
Jefferson: The dove. >_>
Adams: THE-EA-GLE. >8(
Jefferson: …The eagle. -.-
Franklin: The turkey~ |D

10:08 PM

it’s time for me to cry about john adams again

10:05 PM


and then he was like gWOOAAH!!!! and then it was like BAKYUUUN!

9:52 PM

yeahhh i need better ideas


yeahhh i need better ideas


like tbh i feel like my problem with the “dark and gritty!!” trend in modern stories is this

there’s this idea in our culture that cynicism is realistic? that only children believe in happy endings, that people are ultimately selfish and greedy and seeing with clear eyes means seeing the world as an awful place

that idealism is— easy, i guess. butterflies and sunshine and love are easy things to have in your head.

but i’ve known since i was fifteen that idealism— faith in humanity— optimism— is the most difficult thing in the entire world.

i constantly struggle to have faith in humanity, because it’s really, really easy to lose it. it’s easy to look at the news and go “what were you expecting? of course humans behave this way.” it’s easy to see the world and go “ugh, there’s no hope there.” and the years when i believed that were easy. miserable— but easy.

it is hard work to see the good in people. it is hard work to hope. it is hard work to keep faith and love and joy and appreciation for beauty in my daily life.

and when moviemakers and tv producers and writers go “omg!!! all characters are selfish and act poorly and don’t love each other, nothing ever happens that is happy or good, that’s so much more realistic, that’s so much more adult”

no, it’s not

it’s childish.

it’s the most childish thing i can imagine.