love joan

I’ve had the realization that I’ve been misleading you all accidentally

You see, when I say I love Joan of Arc, I actually mean the martyr. The Person. I adore that snippet of history because there’s a lot of ways to interpret it and all of them are INCREDIBLY interesting.

That’s why I always add “…and all fictional versions of her” after I say that, usually.

Fate Jeanne didn’t actually grow on me until further into Apocrypha, and she isn’t actually my favorite Fate character (that would be Tamamo and the other 8, because her lore and characterization based on her in-universe backstory is awesome). But I DO adore her, and from there Jalter and Jasl just sorta slotted into place.

Same with Granblue Jeanne and Djeanne, really. I love the archetype and she’s adorable, but obviously still isn’t my favorite character (who could have possibly guessed?)

Then there’s SnB Jeanne, who is actually my favorite SnB character.

The More You Know™ ®

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So if at times I seem overprotective of the system that we’ve built, if I worry that the resentments of others might disrupt it, I have good reason.

#what elementary did with it’s 100th episode was a testament to the kind of show is #to the kind of show #the kind of holmes adaptation - it has tried to be from the start #what they chose to do with their milestone episode is the epitome of all the ways it stands in stark contrast to any other adaptation #any other show not just any other sherlock adaptation but any other crime procedural would have pulled out the big guns #and dealt their lead/s a huge case and packed it full of guest stars or notable minor characters #for sherlock stories specifically no one could begrudge you for assuming moriarty would play a key role #but that has never been what drives elementary #the 100th episode offered all it’s emotional significance to what has always been the core of the show #that sherlock is better because of the people he surrounds himself with #that there is no true reward in playing the lone genius cut off from society/humanity #and his partnership with joan is the finest exemplar of that #yes the bit with marcus in the opening was nice #and gregson’s little speech at the end pulled at my heart strings #both because of it narrative significance and the subtext of it being written for the cast and crew’s dedication to the show bts #but it always comes back to this #one holmes #one watson #the single fact that elementary is fundamentally about sherlock valuing human connections and interpersonal relationships #over solving the puzzle #will forever set it apart from any other sherlock adaptation #and that might be a criticism for some #but it will forever be one of the key reasons that i cherish and adore it

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MY TOP 10 QUEEN CONSORTS OF SCOTLAND & ENGLAND (11-16TH CENTURY)

Margaret of Wessex, Queen of Scotland (1070-1093) • Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England (1100-1118) • Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England (1154-1189) • Margaret of England, Queen of Scotland (1251-1275) • Philippa of Hainault, Queen of England (1328-1369) • Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland (1424-1437) • Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of England (1464-1483) • Elizabeth of York, Queen of England (1486-1503) • Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland (1503-1513) • Anne Boleyn, Queen of England (1533-1536)