liveblogging my dash

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“By the third evening she was so weak that Leicester sat on the edge of the bed, waiting for her to die in his arms, while the doctors squabbled and contradicted each other in a fierce huddle by the fireside.  A little ring of black-robed professionals, pecking at each other’s opinions like a flock of frightened crows - he watched them with savage contempt.

‘I know.  All that suffering, my poor love - I should never have allowed it.’  He stroked the wet tendrils of hair back off her forehead, and held her close, remembering with hot anguish all the pointless misery she had endured without a single tantrum or complaint.

‘I’ll put my dagger through the next quack who lays a hand on you - I swear!’

Elizabeth turned her head with difficulty to look up at him and slowly traced the wet tracks on his cheeks with one trembling finger.  After a moment, she gave him a tired little smile which tore at his heart.

‘Robin?’

‘It’s nothing.’  Hastily he brushed his cheek against her hair. ‘Something in my eye, that’s all.’

Both of them?’

He bent his head and kissed her for that, not caring who should see it.

Burghley watched him weep and was aware of pity and shame…For Leicester loved the Queen; Burghley, having witnessed the man’s tireless tenderness, now had no doubt of that.”

Legacy (p. 385-387)

The entire scene where Elizabeth was ill.  💖 💖 😢 😢 💖 💖

[After Katherine Grey dropped Elizabeth’s favorite French perfume] 

“’Oh - Robin will give me another bottle - won’t you, beloved?’

Elizabeth held up her hand to him and he came to take it passionately, laying his lips daringly on the top of her brightly jewelled hair and watching her face in the mirror.

‘I would give you the moon and the stars, madam - if you asked for them.’

She smiled and drew both his hands over her shoulders, clasping them just above her breast.

‘I’ll settle for the perfume just now - as I rather think you will when Kat tells you the price.  Here - put these on me, will you?’

She handed him the emerald earrings which she had rejected five minutes earlier.

‘I thought they pinched,’ he reminder her playfully as he bent to fasten them.

‘These?’ She glanced up at him in mock astonishment.  ‘But these are my favourite pair - they were given to me by someone very special.’

She allowed him to life her from the chair and kiss her with his accustomed familiarity.” - Legacy (p 331)

anonymous asked:

Hey Liza, did time spring ahead where you are? I know that normally you have to wait an hour to watch the episode after it airs on EST. Is that still the same or do you have to wait two hours now? I don't see how you do it every Sunday!!! I'd be having to hide my phone to keep away from spoilers!!!

Yes, it’s daylight savings time for me, so I still watch one hour after the show airs on the east coast. Usually, I spend that hour making dinner or going to pick up take out. 

Last week was fun since I’d already seen the episode I decided to stay online and watch the liveblogging on my dash.  Actually, though, I ended up unfollowing several people so maybe it’s best that I don’t normally see people’s kneejerk reactions, lol. 

“‘Am I a toy, to be given away when I no longer please?’ he shouted.  ‘Or is this some low trick of Cecil’s to rid of me for good?’

‘I shall offer the Earl of Leicester to the Sottish Queen with my personal recommendation of his prowess.’

‘In bed?’

‘It will be convenient to let her think so.  I have already suggested that the three of us should form one household - at my expense.’

Robin laughed shortly.

‘What do you expect in return - an open declaration of war?’

‘The only war she will declare is on her own judgement - this will blow her self-restraint to pieces.  You need not worry, Robin - you’re not going to Scotland.  You’re merely the bat in my trap, a stalking horse - a red herring if you like…. My only true motive is to restrain Mary’s ambitions and protect my crown…’

‘I don’t see how you can possibly expect to play chess with the emotions of half of Europe.’

She smiled and ran her fingers through his hair playfully.

‘In that case you’ll be prepared to put a thousand gold crowns on the outcome.”

…So at last he agreed to play the part she had assigned him, took on her wager and watched incredulously as events unfolded steadily, almost entirely as the Queen had predicted.

the Scots envoy, Melville, who was forced to watch the ceremony of investiture and witness the Virgin Queen of England tickling the neck of the new-made Earl who knelt before her…Tickling his neck on a solemn state occasion - what did they do in the privacy of her apartments if this was how she behaved in public? And as for that disgusting suggestion that the three of them should form one household - 

The peace which Mary had so skilfully preserved in Scotland since her arrival was shattered beyond repair, while in England Elizabeth smirked as the new Earl of Leicester paid out his thousand gold pieces and seriously began to wonder if she had second-sight.” - Legacy (p 346-352)

I would have included the whole of this chapter if I could.

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it really rubs me the wrong way when fandom feminism critique conflates the idea of “agency” with whether the lady in question is saved or not.

like, that’s not agency

agency is about bodily autonomy

agency is about choice (what choices is she able to make, what structures/people/etc inhibit her choices and her ability to make those choices, does the narrative allow her to realize her choices or are their -isms at work that actively inhibit her and so on and so forth)

it’s not about some watered-down concept of damsel in distress vs being in distress and handling it like Meg in hercules.

if someone is zeroing in on how women saving themselves is an example of agency, while implicitly implying that if she had been saved by someone other than herself then the narrative would have failed the agency test instead of directing their commentary/criticism towards the people/structures/organizations in her life that are putting her in this position, then i just think that’s really unhelpful.

i feel in some way that people consider agency as this kind of commodity that a woman can have: does she still have agency? is it intact?

but that’s not really how agency works. it’s not really a commodity that can be lost or gained. 

it’s the idea that someone or something can inhibit the realization of your own choices, your autonomy. 

i just feel like most discourses of agency that cross my dash forget that, focusing too often on the people targeted by those inhibitors (most often through save yourself dialogue) instead of on the act of inhibition itself.

and that really bothers me.

except that mary didn’t choose to sell her unborn son because azazel literally said that he would come back in ten years without saying what for–demon deals have historically been about selling your own soul, not someone else’s. mary made a deal, and probably thought she had condemned herself – not her son.

and even so, why are you blaming mary for this? like she had literally lost her family and her almost fiance and the demon said he’d bring one of them back and return in ten years – he didn’t say for what, just that he’d be back in ten years. it’s called emotional manipulation, uninformed consent, and a whole lot of other bullshit but yeah let’s blame mary for everything instead of i don’t know azazel.