“When Kieren was alive, even though he was kind of a rebel in the village, he was very unsure of himself and of course Rick coming from the background that he did, it was very difficult for them. I kind of think, did they kiss or didn’t they kiss? I don’t think they got there. I think it was something that could have got there. […] In series two, Kieren was ready to take the reins and ready to kiss someone, especially when he’d seen what happened to Freddie, he was like ‘I’m just going to do it’.”—
Dominic Mitchell [x] confirming that this was, in fact, Kieren’s first kiss:
In honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, I would like to take this moment and share a profound quotation from the bard:
Such mastery of the English language.
Remember that when this goes down, they are indoors.
FunFact! A lot of people think that Hamlet is sad and an asshole for no reason, but they’re wrong.
Hamlet was sad and an asshole because he hated how stupid everyone else was and constantly made fun of them for being dumber than him.
He had an existential crisis like every couple of hours and literally everything he said was dry/sarcastic or terrified.
This was Hamlet making fun of Polonious, because, like other people, he just agreed with whatever was said to him. To Hamlet, everyone was flaky and couldn’t see past the superficial, and because of that, he despised the people he came into contact with, save for Ophelia. “Get thee to a nunnery” was not him calling her a slut or teasing her, it was him saying “For the love of God, be better than that! You’re so bright and you’re not showing it! I’d hate to see you become like these shallow people- please! Go to a nunnery and learn how to be one with yourself.”
“When I was 12 boys slid their hand up my thigh and slapped my butt. I smiled and took it because I didn’t know it was okay to say stop. I didn’t know that I could say no. So, when the principal calls telling me my daughter is suspended for punching a boy who wouldn’t stop touching her, I will cook her favorite meals. When she tells me how she cursed at the boy who wouldn’t move his hands off her knee even though she asked him to, I will smile and pull out her favorite movie to watch together. I will celebrate the fact that she accepts her body as her own and knows she has the right to say no. I never want my daughter to think her body belongs to men, because it is her own and my god should she be proud. I will teach her it’s more than okay to say stop, something I wish I had known when I was that age.”—
having original characters is incredible because you make up these people and give them lives and motivation and personalities and then you can smash them together in romances or kill them and no one can stop you, fucking nobody