a little more than kin, and less than kind.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

This is how Hamlet first speaks to Claudius who is now both his uncle and step father. 

"Kind" here can be interpreted in two different ways. It could be taken at face value since Hamlet knows that Claudius killed his father. It can also be understood as "natural" since it is in Shakespeare’s habit to use "kind" in that sense. It is, of course, unnatural during the Elizabethan era at least for a man to kill his brother and marry his sister-in-law. 

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pilferingapples:

aaand day 4 of the 69 minutes prompts, Favorite Friendship!
I WAS GONNA COLOR THIS BUT AGH TIIIIME also I’d already drawn the other three and I need to not draw a bit SOON THOUGH  I like this one and I’m totally going to do a finished version
and yeah okay obviously I have my favorite smaller groups, I have a sideblog about my hopeless favoritism okay I KNOW MY WEAKNESS, but really my favorite thing is the whole giant group of nerds, with all their different interests and personalities, coming together and making a family instead of, you know, just politely avoiding each other (or impolitely avoiding each other, depending) because there’s something bigger than any of them and it’s all of them
I AM A SUCKER FOR FRIEND GROUPS I’M NOT SORRY.

pilferingapples:

aaand day 4 of the 69 minutes prompts, Favorite Friendship!

I WAS GONNA COLOR THIS BUT AGH TIIIIME also I’d already drawn the other three and I need to not draw a bit SOON THOUGH  I like this one and I’m totally going to do a finished version

and yeah okay obviously I have my favorite smaller groups, I have a sideblog about my hopeless favoritism okay I KNOW MY WEAKNESS, but really my favorite thing is the whole giant group of nerds, with all their different interests and personalities, coming together and making a family instead of, you know, just politely avoiding each other (or impolitely avoiding each other, depending) because there’s something bigger than any of them and it’s all of them

I AM A SUCKER FOR FRIEND GROUPS I’M NOT SORRY.

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