I occasionally think about the whole ‘we can run away together’ scene and how that could even happen
they run away and fall in love through the fake married thing and then have their whole secret life and cesare gets the career he’s longed for in a completely incidental way poor rodrigo though i criticize him a lot but he would be completely broken up this happens before the confession and he’s going to think c&l got offed by juan’s murderer probably he combs the tiber for their bodies vanozza ~knows~…c and l return yeaaaaars later cesare’s one of the spanish captains involved in taking naples (reluctantly) (he’s not reluctant about being a great captain just about being prominently back in italy) he’s successful but the shit hits the fan (would i have to have ferdinand and isabel as relative good guys in this) (it feels wrong)
haha forgot that I came up with C/L fake married secret identity crack AU
otp: Cesare/Lucrezia, it’s been like a year?? not fading??? perfect id candy dysfunctional and yet more functional than anything else in their lives precious murderous babies
favourite canon pairing: my otp is canonnnnnnnnnnnnn. now and then I run across people saying that it was just caving to the fans (and Francois, I guess?), or couldn’t they have just stayed platonic?? and then I laugh. a lot.
worst pairing ever: so many options?? going with things that I’ve actually seen, Cesare/Vanozza was probably the worst. never enough brain bleach?? in canon, I’m tempted to go with some of Rodrigo’s inane romances, but no, Cesare/Ursula beats everything. I think my favourite description remains “he suffers. she suffers. we all suffer.” no chemistry, incomprehensible, awful for both their characters. I try to ignore it.
guilty pleasure pairing: for a historical twist, Rodrigo/Adriana. Adriana is universally portrayed as a horrible person, but I actually like her a lot, and … well. I’d at least like to see more of their platonic relationship, but I’d totally be there for romance too!
a pairing you want to see more: Cesare/Lucrezia. yeah, it’s the juggernaut, but the fandom is so so visual, there just isn’t much fic at all, and a lot of it isn’t very good.
that pairing everyone likes but you’re like ‘lol no’: Rodrigo/Vanozza, probably? I like them together, but I don’t like them together romantically after he becomes Pope. I’m not quite no about Cesare/Micheletto, since it’s so blatant, but tbh I can’t quite see it in the showverse either, whatever Neil Jordan thinks. Also can’t see Lucrezia/show!Gonzaga, though a lot of post-The Prince fic tries to force things onto the historical rails.
favourite nonromantic pair: Cesare and Vanozza, easy.
Haha, well, I don’t think there will be any surprises, but it’s always fun to do :D
otp: Andreth/Aegnor!! (I can count that? I’m counting that.) Far and away the one I feel most about. Occasionally someone’s like ‘it would never have worked out anyway’ and I’m just LALA I’M NOT LISTENINGGGGG
favourite canon pairing: *points up* as far as canon pairings that actually got together in a long-standing way, umm, hm. I like Húrin/Morwen and Beren/Lúthien a lot.
worst pairing ever: Eol/Aredhel. I think I actually hate it more than Pharazon/Míriel these days.
guilty pleasure pairing: Finrod/Andreth and ummmm Fingolfin/Lalwen. (oh, and the Hadorian OT3. lol)
a pairing you want to see more: Finrod/Andreth (Finrod/House of Beor tbh), umm happier Aldarion/Erendis?? and I wish I wrote some of my Númenórean OCs more often, lol. Earwen and Anaire.
that pairing everyone likes but you’re like ‘lol no’: I don’t think everyone in this fandom likes anything. And I’m okay with Maedhros/Fingon, Feanor/Nerdanel, Beren/Lúthien, that sort of thing. Oh, I don’t like Elrond/Gil-galad. And I don’t care much about Elrond/Celebrían
favourite nonromantic pair: canonically? probably Finrod and Andreth-Barahir-Beren. relationship that I see as platonic … I like Turgon and Huor. And Galadriel and Finrod.
Merle Oberon and Leslie Howard
The Scarlet Pimpernel
ee, this one’s my favourite!
put a fandom in my ask and i’ll answer:
- favourite canon pairing
- worst pairing ever
- guilty pleasure pairing
- a pairing you want to see more
- that pairing everyone likes but you’re like “lol no”
- favorite non-romantic pair
The only thing that never tires me, is you..
weird upsides of having the most generically Irish Catholic name ever
- just try googling me, hope you enjoy genealogy
- and my aunts
- and great-grandmother
- and cousins
- and other, presumably unrelated, Irish Catholic people
also, my last name isn’t super common (I always have to spell it) but it’s common enough that I share it with
- a philosopher and politician
- a cardinal
- an author
- a planetarium
- a colonel, who is also my aunt
- a protagonist of a moderately popular procedural