A herd of teal deer

Parallel: 1.01//3.10

blahhh had to come to campus just to get Internet today


at least I got to eat??

the borgias


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.

silmarillion (yes, im boring)

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 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!

how about we do the ships thing?

put a fandom in my ask and i’ll answer:

  • otp
  • 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

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…murderer…
  • a colonel, who is also my aunt
  • a protagonist of a moderately popular procedural




I have a lot of feelings about Gondorian Sindarin

people use it to shout at their neighbours

ilu Gondor