but sir charles!!!

  • Me at the start of 'The Miserable Mill': I don't recall Charles and Sir being so 'partnerly'
  • Me at the end of 'The Miserable Mill': CHARLES, MY POOR GAY SON, FORGET SIR! YOU DESERVE TO BE HAPPY AND CAREFREE
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So, Frederica, you read both verse and poetry. In this, I believe, you take after your mother, who knows a great many things. Just yesterday, she cited to me a story from The Bible about a very wise king. This reminded me of many such accounts one learns in childhood.

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Rahinnane Castle, County Kerry, Ireland

Rahinnane Castle was built in the village of Ventry on the Dingle Peninsula during the 15th or 16th century by the Knight of Kerry. The castle was built on the site of an earlier ringfort and is surrounded by a thirty foot deep ditch.  Rahinnane was taken by Sir Charles Wilmot in 1602 and destroyed during the Cromwellian wars.

I’ve seen some people say that while they are glad Sir and Charles are canonically shown in the Netflix series as being a couple, they are disappointed that it’s such a poor representation of a gay relationship, but like are there really any good relationships shown in ASOUE?  The Baudelaires idolize their parents, but we never meet them because, well, they’re dead.  Beatrice sent Lemony a 200-page book entailing why they could not get married and he has been miserable ever since.  Olaf and Esme/Kit/whomever is always twisted and unhealthy and tragic and weird.  And those relationships aren’t even ongoing at the time of the story (well, unless you count Olaf (hehe) and Esme and Jerome and Esme, which really shouldn’t count).  Honestly, even if it’s not the healthiest of relationships, Sir and Charles are the only two that stay a couple through the books (they are in a relationship in the 4th book and still together in the 12th).  That’s pretty impressive.