There actually was a post on that a while back I think, but I have no idea where it is now. The consensus was: HELL YES though, that is a thing that needs to happen, and also damnit now I can’t unsee her as their future child and it kinda weirds me out to try to imagine Ichabbie as old enough to have a teenage daughter and wow that’s a weird mental image (still hot, but weird) and … wait what were we talking about again?
Oh yeah, Crane babysitting, that’s definitely on my wish list. I keep remembering that scene with Macey trying to explain Vines to Frank (which tbh I don’t really get myself) and A) that was a great scene and I desperately want a “frustrated/confused Frank and Crane bond over wtf teenagers/new weird things” and B) imagine that times a thousand with Ichabod. And then she shows him some good ones and he gets reluctantly hooked and they bond and it’s adorable and Abbie and Frank walks in to find them doubled over from rewatching the best one for the 3rd time.
Or, since we’re sorta on the subject of Crane + Macey/teenage/technology headcanons/wishes: I kinda want to see Crane embrace netspeak like in texts. Cause it actually makes sense when you think about it - sure, he’s British and a scholar and stuck in his ways, but netspeak is basically code, riddles, and that seems right up his alley. Like imagine he’s babysitting Abbie and she sends him a text with some weird abbreviation or emoji-string and he mutters about it and Macey translates it and he’s annoyed and Crane-y and then she explains why it’s useful and good and alludes to the code angle and then he’s kinda into it? Idk, I’d like that, I headcanon future/past Ichabod as my kinda language dork - the practical, “I may not like change but I recognize the need for language to evolve along with the rest of society” kind, even if he’s currently stuck in grumpy-cat-mode and clinging to the past.
Anyway, this went off on it’s own somewhere… Basically yes and I am excited too and I really hope this happens.
I never knew this is everything I ever wanted, but this is everything I ever wanted. Is there fic of this? Of Macey basically taking it upon herself to educate Crane about pop culture? Teaching him about emoticons and text speak and introducing him to wikipedia, which for a man like Crane would be an unprecedented wealth of knowledge and frustration.
I can see him getting into baseless arguments with trolls in the comments section of youtube, and Macey having to forcibly take the laptop away from him. Imagine her trying to explain memes to him. Imagine him becoming fascinated by her high school science homework and the advancements in technology and her showing him clips from Bill Nye and Cosmos and various tedtalks.
Imagine Macey Irving single-handedly changing Ichabod Crane’s negative opinion about the “nin-a-net” in a single afternoon.
I also imagine her assuming that Abbie and Crane are a thing because she is clever and perceptive, and making all sorts of allusions to them being together.
Yeeeees, someone’s gotta write this, I want it so bad. And I’ve thought about Crane and Wikipedia too, I imagine he’d both enjoy and despair at it and then edit the historical pages (which no doubt are atrociously inaccurate) but get into arguements because it’s not like he can list himself as a source.
And yeah memes would be a fun conversation, and omg yes homework-help and science and him helping her with her history essay (but then getting her in trouble because again: no sources, and then he feels bad and lets her talk him into switching out his old hair string/tie, which she declares gross, for a new elastic thingy). And ofc she’d be all over Ichabbie too, yes, perfect.
Someone write this!
My favorite thing about feminism is that you literally only have to say the word and BOOM done, men will literally prove your point FOR you