just_marzipan: and if he DID he was totally murdered
athousandwinds: Elizabethan conspiracy!
athousandwinds: We need to write a book about how Marlowe survived his murder and went around solving crimes.
athousandwinds: No, wait! Ben Jonson and Shakespeare solve crimes; Marlowe haunts them and gives snarky commentary!
just_marzipan: oh my god yes!
just_marzipan: and and idk how but there is OT3.
just_marzipan: Ghost OT3
athousandwinds: And Jonson is always trying to get the Rose Theatre shut down and stuff, but he can never get the evidence.
athousandwinds: And the first case is totally a set-up by Marlowe to get Thomas Kyd killed.
just_marzipan: :D :D :D
athousandwinds: And at one point, Shakespeare asks why Marlowe is still hanging around and Marlowe replies with, I don't know, to be or not to be.
just_marzipan: oh my god I love you
just_marzipan: and shakespeare and marlowe are in ~love~
athousandwinds: Only it is a love marked by much artistic plagiarism, because Marlowe keeps trying to write poetry and Shakespeare keeps nicking it. Just to be all meta.
just_marzipan: yes! and jonson just sits back and laughs at them
just_marzipan: and secretly steals all their best ideas when they're not paying attention
athousandwinds: And Marlowe keeps going OT3~ at him, and Jonson is just like, WTFno, I am not crazy like you and Will (because Shakespeare had to be a little bit crazy to be a genius).
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