anonymous said:

I haven't read the books so, uhm, this got me a bit confused. Claire is to mary Jamie, and she doesn't seem to excited about it (y' know, with wanting to go back home and such), but the promo shows them doing the sex. I mean, I don't get that. Jamie knows they're only getting married to keep her out of the dirty hands of Randall (creep!).. Can I interpret it as Claire being in love with Jamie, but she doesn't want to admit it? We all know he is mad about her. Ugh, they got my head spinning!

Well marriage laws as they were back then dictated that no marriage was legally binding until it had been consummated (otherwise it could be annulled). That’s why royalty and certain aristocracy had witnesses in the bed chamber on wedding nights. In this case, Dougal and his men will be waiting downstairs tying to listen in to make sure Jamie seals the deal (so to speak). 

In the book they have about two weeks before she has to brought back to the garrison ( a luxury they dont have in the series) , so Jamie tells her they don’t have to have sex if she’s still upset about the forced marriage thing but she chooses to sleep with him and its largely because he is super damn fine and she is very sexually attracted to him - I don’t think she’s by any means in love with him yet, she’s fond of him and he is very attractive and she’s married to him so she just goes for it. 

I think this is one of those cases where the shows exaggerated emphasis on frank and frank/claire kind of jars with where the story is going, in the book shes more focused on just day to day survival (not having frank flashbacks at the drop of the hat) so its a lot easier to believe that she would choose to build a relationship with jamie.

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Britain’s first black marchioness

Okay y’all. 

This is: Emma McQuiston

And as that says, she’s this first black marchioness Britain has ever had. 

But she’s not the only black royal

but THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

plus she’s getting snubbed like big time. The groom’s father didn’t even come. And she said things like: 

“she has been snubbed by the British elite because of her ethnicity and background”

which is fucking stupid cause who do those inbred fuckers think they are snubbing people and shit.

SO REBLOG IT, CAUSE SHE’S GORGEOUS AND EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE HER.

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She was considered one of Spain’s greatest beauties, despite having lost an eye in a mock duel with a page when she was young.

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ARISTOCRACY

[noun]

1. a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, especially the hereditary nobility.

2. a government or state ruled by an aristocracy, elite, or privileged upper class.

3. government by those considered to be the best or most able people in the state.

4. a governing body composed of those considered to be the best or most able people in the state.

5. any class or group considered to be superior, as through education, ability, wealth, or social prestige.

Etymology: Middle French aristocratie  < Mediaeval Latin aristocracia < Greek aristokratía - rule of the best.

[Eldar Zakirov]

so there’s that part in enjolras’s intro where it says he was severe even in his enjoyments and i am PRETTY SURE this is not what victor hugo meant but i just keep picturing his friends dragging him to do 1830’s recreational activities and like

Enjolras playing tennis while doing the grumpy cat face

Enjolras feeding baby ducks and CONCENTRATING on giving them all an equal amount of breadcrumbs

Courfeyrac takes him to the opera and Enjolras HATES IT for five minutes then mentally invents a whole allegory where the soprano represents THE PEOPLE and the tenor represents FREEDOM and he winds up gripping the armrests, SO EMOTIONALLY INVESTED

KINGDOM COME

Worship. Stars. Revolution. The future is burning.

The City is the power, the city is alive and older than anybody could imagine. The city is light and spires and humanity running through the same spaces for aeons. The city is angry. It is ruled by the God Queen in whose throne the ancient alien power of the gods are bound, who holds the power of the city in her conductor hands, in her sparking, untouched heart. Her brother, the shining warrior prince, is the iron fist to her divinity, and is brutal as only the old gods were, with a mind like the shining vault of heaven. Together they are of an ancient dynasty with secret knowledge of forbidden ceremonies, who hold dominion over all understanding of the heavens and the electrical soul of the roiling City.

But their doom is lurking in the shadows, dancing in blood and guerrilla tech in the underground: the wild, joyously violent messiah who will tear apart their rigid and ceremonial rule, who leads an ecstatic hedonistic cult that threatens the civilized and stagnant peace of the city. In this, he walks hand in hand with his mad scientist, she who lives in the guts of the City, who shapes and reshapes bodies with savage surgery and living metal that when the people dance in revelry; so too might the City. Together they will show the people the forbidden way to the stars.

The City is rising.

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