achilles x briseis

I’ll just never get this “Achilles is straight“ thing like ??? the heck man, Homer himself wrote it both in The Iliad and Odyssey that Patroclus and Achilles were lovers BUT modern critics say “they were like brothers Achilles loved Briseis“ first of all you dumbos, Briseis (I love her, nothing againist Bri) was Achilles’s war prize and Patroclus - his companion, not vice versa. Second, when Briseis is taken from Achilles, he’s just angry at Agadamnon and cries, refusing to rejoin the war, but then he loses Patrolus, joins the war again for Patroclus and he becomes a fcking terminator.

So Patrochilles is /was/ canon and Alexander the Great was Patrochilles trash *squeals*
doN’T JUDGE ME I’M STILL NOT OVER THIS

tsoa characters as @wolfpupy tweets
  • achilles: you can take our lives but you can never take our spicy, sassy personalities
  • patroclus: i'm sure i'm going to ruffle some feathers with this but given the choice between good times and bad times i would like to have the good times
  • briseis: you know the old saying, boys will be trash
  • odysseus: i guess we all learned a valuable lesson: everything sucks and is bad
  • agamemnon: at the end of the day what's important is not the enemies you've crushed and killed, it's the gems, coins and jewels you got from doing it
  • thetis: i live at the bottom of the ocean now because it's less drama
  • hector: when the sun goes out, the air turns to fire and the streets run red with blood, i am probably to blame for it.
  • chiron: hey kids, I know you're struggling right now but im here to tell you, everything gets worse forever
  • pyrrhus: if I've learned anything from this, and I've been trying not to learn anything, it's that I can do everything I want forever
  • paris: don't speak i know just what you're saying, something about how beautiful and strong i am probably
...Troy, that cheesy, inaccurate movie...

has probably one of the most epic love stories of all time - Achilles/Briseis. 

“You gave me peace in a lifetime of war.”

I endure watching Troy because of them (Paris and Helen are…meh. I mean I LOVE Orlando Bloom but still…meh.) ACHILLES LETS HER GO WITH PRIAM EVEN THOUGH HE LOVES HER HE STILL LETS HER GO TO BE WITH HER FAMILY AND NOT BE A SLAVE. UGHUGHUGHUGH *LUFFS THEM*

*sigh*

I might have to read The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley now, as Briseis leaves Troy to be with Achilles in it…and some other, awesome sounding stuff happens too.

(Also, James Horner worked on the soundtrack, and that’s relevant because he also worked on the Titanic (1997) soundtrack, thereby guaranteeing that I’ll love the music no matter what and/or cry when it comes on.)

(Also, also Brian Cox - aka Agamennon - played Daphne’s father in all my time favorite show Frasier, and I only realized it tonight.)

Ok guys sorry for the delay…but i’m with a cold and i’ve been in bed all day…and i still have to finish some details of the second and third page of the comic…but here is the first page…the interview/reality show begins….

thank you to @hunnynutqueerio for inspired me with her awesome fic: Not Homer’s Iliad (is awesome!you have to read it!)

So this can go both ways.

One. Gisla thinks rationally and stops at the last moment.

Two. Rollo stops her.

What I like the most in this part is that Gisla is not careful at all. Her sleeve is caressing Rollo’s skin. At this point he is probably alert. Unless he is in a coma or drunk to the point of total blackout even the slightest movement from her part would be enough to put him on edge (He is a Viking baby girl so next time be careful with the sleeves lol). He is trained to kill and trained to defend himself. And now he is sleeping next to the woman he saw on top of the wall screaming and encouraging the soldiers to kill every Viking on sight. Despite her grief for the situation and her seemingly looking weak she is still the same woman that had Rollo falling from the ladder simply because he got so enchanted by her fighting spirit. He knows with whom he is on that bed and in his culture he knows never to underestimate a woman. His killer instincts and survival instincts are as high as they get and Gisla is just so unprepared to deal with him at this point and she is so angry and desperate and that actually reminds me of another similar scene.

Have you watched Troy? I do not know how the scene with Gisla and Rollo will turn out but the basics of the beginning of this particular scene look exactly the same as those of the scene in Troy where Briseis tried to kill Achilles in his sleep were.

I do not think the scene between Rollo and Gisla will turn out the same (too bad really lol) but the premise and the similarities are definitely there.

2

I will never leave him. It will be this, always, for as long as he will let me.

If I had had words to speak such a thing, I would have. But there were none that seemed big enough for it, to hold that swelling truth.

As if he had heard me, he reached for my hand. I did not need to look; his fingers were etched into my memory, slender and petal-veined, strong and quick and never wrong.

“Patroclus,” he said. He was always better with words than I.

the song of achilles modern au, starring finn jones as achilles gethin anthony as patroclus