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Much Ado About Memes

I must confess, Much Ado About Nothing is a personal favorite. And why not? Threats, arguing, fake deaths. What’s not to like? It’s a timeless masterpiece, and in my opinion, Shakespeare’s best comedy. Another confession. I love the David Tennant and Catherine Tate version profoundly. It’s not why I made this list, scout’s honor! Please god watch it. There’s a golf cart. It’s what Shakespeare would have wanted. Totally not obsessed. I’m definitely obsessed with Beatrice and Benedick though. Who wouldn’t be?

It’s About the Aesthetic

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This might be my favorite quote in the whole play. Other books – she was mad. Shakespeare – I’ll eat his heart. There’s a lot of good energy there. And nobody doubts her! They’re like, yeah, she’d do that. She doesn’t, but she would. It’s not just that Beatrice defies every gender expectation completely brazenly, she actually gets respect for it! Maybe not as much as she deserves, but some. It’s great.

 

Asking the Real Questions

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Words can’t hurt you, Benedick. You really ought to learn that before she starts throwing sticks. She does most of the play holding either a beer or a cigarette. Not obsessed. What energy, though. Obviously this is not an accurate quote, in that Shakespeare didn’t write it, but it’s an incredibly accurate quote in every other sense of the word.

 

Is That a Threat or a Promise?

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God Beatrice, you’re so mean, no one’s ever going to want to marry you! *very quietly* except me. I mean, they’re both mean people, right? In a way where they think they’re serious, but everyone else knows they’re enjoying themselves. Beatrice, though, she’s on a whole other level! She’s the mean one, and there’s bitter competition. Is Benedick mad though? He certainly SAYS he is.

 

Love is Confusing

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Sure, it turns out to be true, but Benedick believes Beatrice loves him SO easily. He’s like, she told Hero who told Claudio? No more questions. Overheard third hand news is basically gospel. My nemesis is in love with me? It’s so obvious in retrospect! I was being mean because I’m COOL, but she was mean because she loves meeee.

 

That’s the Dream

  
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#goals. Seriously. Actually being nice? That’s how Shakespeare characters end up DEAD. No sappy, Romeo and Juliet nonsense for me. The only problem is I never lose. Nothing better than an accidental compliment, though. You really know they mean it, because their only motive was to devastate you, and that’s the worst thing they could come up with.

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Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

If you’re anything like me, SparkNotes has always been there when you need it. Now, they’re not only helping you pass your classes, but also serving you the spiciest of literature memes. They’re all pure gold, but here are just a few.

 

 

Theseus or not, YOU. ARE. VALID.

 

 

Unfortunately there’s no third option, so if you want to set the Minotaur up on a blind date with your friend, you’re kind of out of luck. Otherwise, you’re good though. What color do your sails need to be if you didn’t slay the Minotaur but you’re seeing it this Friday?

 

 

 

Some people appreciate attitude

 

 

I mean, he’s already in love with her by that point, but you get the idea. He’s always talking about how mean she is, and then boom, marry me! Of course, the same could be said of her. What a stressful ship. Still though, you know, I’m on it.

 

 

 

Want to delay your problems forever?

 

 

Curiosity may not have killed the cat, but it sure killed Dorian Gray. Still, he lived a while looking fresh and evil in stead of old and evil, so if you’ve got the attic space, why not? In this economy though? The thing’s going under the bed.

 

 

 

Do You haunt an old building? Then you need…

 

 

 

Sure, you might not be the most conventionally attractive, but your secret underground hideaway is second to none, and isn’t it what’s on the inside that matters? What’s under the surface? (What’s directly  under the opera house?)

 

 

 

People can’t know we sit! And… murder!

 

 

Maybe not as relatable as the original video, but definitely a strong mood, and just as futile. The body stays right under the floorboards after all. If only there’d been seashells on the doorknobs, maybe things would have gone better.

 

 

 

Hindsight is… Ah man I botched it.

 

 

Don’t look back in anger (or at all). Going to the depths of hell is a nice gesture, and who doesn’t like musicians, but you’ve gotta stick the landing by actually fulfilling the deal. Just one opinion, but if both of you don’t come back alive, that’s a bad date.

 

 

 

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