Only girl of the three children Roman triumvir Mark Antony and Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra had together (the other two being her twin Alexander Helios and younger brother Ptolemy Philadelphus), Cleopatra Selene grew up in her mother’s court in Alexandria, surrounded by luxury and receiving some of the best education available at the time.
At only 6 years old she was not only a princess of Egypt, but the ruler (if only in name) of Cyrenaica and Crete, territories given to her by her father. But it was not to last: in 30 BC her parents, after losing a war against Octavian (future Emperor Augustus), were forced to commit suicide and Selene and her two full brothers were taken to Rome by Octavian.
In Rome, Selene was a ward to Octavian’s sister and Antony’s ex-wife Octavia, and lived as a part of the imperial household. It was there that she met her future husband, Juba II, an orphaned prince forced to live in Rome after his father’s suicide, much like Selene. Their marriage was arranged by Augustus and the young couple was sent to Mauretania, a territory that needed Roman supervision. They were made king and queen.
Under their rule, Mauretania went from an unorganized territory to a successful center of trade, culture, science and philosophy. Juba, one of the great intellectuals of his time, spent much of his time travelling, researching and writing, and much of the day to day business of running the kingdom was left to Selene, who used her influence to turn Mauretania’s capital Caesarea into a second Alexandria. A lighthouse, resembling the famous Pharos of Alexandria, was even built in the Mauritanian coast.
After Selene’s death, Juba continued to rule for some years, being followed on the throne by their son. Selene and Juba were buried together.
Although loyal to Rome, Selene never stopped honoring her family’s legacy. She was a patron of art and philosophy, publicly worshipped the goddess Isis and went as far as naming her son and heir Ptolemy, instead of naming him after her husband’s family. So, Cleopatra and the Ptolemies surived in Selene not only in blood but also in spirit.
Request: Can you do one where the reader is the number one crime boss/villain and Jerome admires her so much that he follows them around until he gets caught. Maybe they become partners, he gets jealous and stuff, and it has a pretty happy ending.
“Move it into the van boys! Don’t leave a dime!” I laugh as my henchmen load the bags of money. “Ohh this is gonna make me the richest woman on the planet!” I say joyfully spinning around.
“Hey boss! We got company! We got to hurry up!” I turn my attention to the banks to see them being scoped up and down by the GCPD. “I’ve got this boys. Just get the bags in there and don’t leave me like last time. If that’s done then you’ll all be dead! Understand?” “Yes ma'am!” They yell in attention.
I smile and stroll into the bank making my presence know to the cops. “Hello hello hello! How ya doing boys? Good I hope! Harvey! How’s the drinking problem? John! The kids doing good? Mollys rash ever clear up? That thing was nasty! Ah and Jimbo! How’s the air in your big fat head? Still clean I hope!” I giggle walking along the counter tops making fun.
I walk to the indoor flag pole and look up to see the open sky light. “Enough of your chit chat!” “Aww! But I was getting to the good part! Ya see. My self esteem has been kinda low lately. So I was wondering if I could show you guys a magic trick. You know the saying what goes up must always come down? Well how about what is down must go up? Any takers? No? Well fine I guess I’ll test it!” I kick the latch of the pole ties and it flings me up into the air to where I’m flying out of the sky light. “See ya around dumbass’!” I laugh as I exit through the roof.
I hop onto the top of the van and hit it twice. “Go you idiots!” They drive at 90 mph to my place and as soon as we get there they start unloading the bags into the room matching the others.
“Drink m’lady?” My butler asks as I enter the door. I smile at him and take the blue drink. “Thank you David. Any news for today?” I ask as I go to the living room. “Crime rates are as high as ever thanks to you miss. Fan basis is at it’s highest. Little girls are wanting to buy anything related to you!” I smile and look out the big window to Gotham. “Wonderful! Get Samantha for me will you?” “Yes miss.”
In seconds my maid comes running in. “Yes miss?” “Care to run me a bath? Crystals, and lavender soap as always.” I say sipping my drink. “Yes of course m’lady.” She bows to me and scurried off to the bathroom.
“Your bath is drawn m’lady.” I wave my hand away and make my way up to the large scale bathroom. The tub itself can fit 4. I strip myself of my clothes and sink into the relaxing water filled with soap and moisturizers.
My personal line begins to ring bringing my attention away from my thoughts. “Hello?” I ask into the old fashioned telephone. “Darling! It’s so good to hear your voice!” “Mom. Hey how are you?” I ask with a smile on my face. “Oh just find. Yourself?” “Just fine.” My mother scoffs into the phone. “What?” “Just fine? Come on darling! No drama? Men? Nothing?” “Mom. We’ve discussed this. I’m far to busy with business.” “Oh don’t play that game! A beautiful 17 year old woman like you is a the top of the world right now! You can have some fun!” “Business is fun.” “But doing business alone isn’t. Don’t you want to share that with someone?”
I sigh into the phone and sink further into the water. “Fine. Yes it’d be nice to have someone along, but I’ve tried the whole partner thing. It didn’t work! He was to slow! Couldn’t keep up. I need someone exciting! Someone to make me laugh, but still keep success rates at high!”
My mother laughs into the phone. “You sound so much like your father. Do me a favor darling. Put on a sexy dress, go to a club, and meet a man. Plenty will show if they hear the most feared woman in Gotham is coming. They’ll be trying to impress you left and right! Promise me you’ll give it a shot?” I sigh and smile. “Yes mother.” “Good baby! Call me tomorrow love! Goodnight!” “Goodnight mom.”
I hang up the phone and ring the bell for Samantha to enter. “Yes m’lady?” “Lay out a dress along with pumps, call a driver, and make sure the owner of Flaims knows I’m coming to have a fun night.” “Fantastic choice! I’ll be right on it!”
I step out of the tub and wrap a towel around myself drying my body. I walk into my room to see my favorite dress set out. “Oh Samantha how you read me well.” I drop the towel and get into my makeup and hair. A nice clean sexy eye with a simple puff to my lush (h/c) hair ties it all together.
I walk down to the door and David opens it for me. “Shall I stay awake to let you in?” “You know what? No. Have the rest of the night off! You too Samantha! I’ll see you both here tomorrow morning!” “Of course! Shall I make breakfast for two?” David says with a smirk. “We shall see.” I say skipping out and into the car.
I arrive at the club to see the best types of people there. The crazy ones. I step out of the car and immediately get howled at. “Hey baby! Wanna test me out? I can make a good girl into a bad bitch!” I roll my eyes and continue my way inside.
I see many cute men scattered about but non that immediately catch my eye. I’m not going to work for them. They’re going to come to me. That’s what mom always taught me.
I order my favorite drink and scroll through my phone enjoying the night out. “Well well well. Lookie here! Never thought I’d see you in the flesh.” I removed my eyes from my screen to see a well known criminal. “Do my eyes deceive me or is it Jerome Valeska?”
The red head leans up against the booth with a stretched out smile. “So you’ve heard of me?” “Well a new rising villain appears and we all want to know more. Have to keep tabs on you. Been out of the limelight for a while now.” “Well ya know. Been dead for about a year. No big deal.” I laugh and scoot for him to join me.
He can make me laugh
We talk for hours, laugh for hours, he had me smiling for hours.
“I’ve got to say. I’m a big fan. My favorite crime scene is when you hung your victim from the center of the hotel. Burnt fingerprints and face! DNA unrecognizable! Never figured out who the victim was.” I place my hand over my head. “Aww Jerome! That’s so sweet! No one’s ever kept up with a case like that before! Well except for those cops. Care to know who it was?” He leans in dazzled. “A bartender who got my drink wrong.” I shrug. “Fantastic! It’s all just fun and games anyway! If they don’t play by the rules they shouldn’t have been in the game to begin with!” “Exactly!”
I laugh and look at the time. “Past your bedtime princess?” I smirk at him and lean into him feeling the full effects of the alcohol take over. “No. Usually it’s time for someone to help me wake up. If you understand what I mean.” I smirk and toy with his fingers.
“Ohh any choices yet? Will I have to fight my way through them to get my shot?” I move my fingers to his shirt and pop one of the buttons open. “I think you have a pretty good shot already.” I smirk and stand up walking and swishing my hips for his pleasure. “Then what are we waiting for hm?” He growls in my ear biting it lightly.
Jerome opens my door for me and lets me in. My driver says no words but does raise the black window for some privacy.
I bring my lips to his in a rush for lust and passion. “Oh you’re bad.” He breathes and run his hand down my body to between my legs. “Make me worse.” I moan into his lips.
Jerome pushes my panties to the side and pushes one finger inside my pussy swerling my insides to make my body rock. “Someone’s wet babydoll. Care to tell me who that’s for?” Jerome asks adding another finger and pushing them in and out. “You’ve got to earn me screaming your name. Do that and you can do whatever you want.” I moan as he pumps his fingers faster.
I toss my head back moaning out. Jerome then attaches his lips to my neck sucking a visible mark. “Marking what’s mine.” I laugh and straddle him. “You’ve got to take it first.” I say out of breath.
The car stops and the driver lowers the black window. “We have arrived m’lady.” Jerome smiles and opens the door for me grabbing my ass as I get out. “Hm about time.” He says gripping my body in lust.
We quickly open the door and waste no time rushing to the bedroom. Jerome closes the door with me against it and strips me of my dress. “Oh a true beauty below the soft cloth you are!” He moans. I strip him of his shirt and pants and he attacks my lips the moment we’re both rid of clothing.
He lifts me against the door and rubs the tip of his cock up and down my slit coating himself with my juices.
He pushes in making my head hit the door in pleasure. “You’re so tight doll.” Jerome thrusts up into me causing me so much pleasure. He moved us to the bed and flips me over to my stomach.
He pushes himself back into my tight cunt and pounds me harder. “What’s my name doll? Scream it! Who’s filling your tight pussy?” Jerome grips my hair in a ponytail and pulls it back making my mouth open and loud moans to come out. “Jerome! Oh my god!” I scream and cum without warning. “That’s it baby!” He says and fills me up. He pulls out of me and rubs his hands up my back to my shoulders.
Jerome sets me on the bed and covers me up along with himself beside me. He brings me to his chest and kisses my head. “I have a proposal.” I say looking at him. “Hm I know I’m great but we just met doll face.” “Oh hush you big dumby! What I mean is be my partner in crime!” “King and Queen of Gotham.” He smirks at the thought rolling through his mind. “Seal the deal with a kiss.” I say with bright eyes. “Gladly baby.” He kisses me and kisses down my neck to make another mark. “Mine. My queen.”
“American Gods” is the new Starz series based on the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. It’s scored by Brian Reitzell, who’s worked on Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, and The Bling Ring. Today, Milan Records has announced the “American Gods” soundtrack, which is out digitally June 16. The soundtrack includes Reitzell’s score, as well as collaborations with Mark Lanegan, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, and Garbage’s Shirley Manson. Below, listen to a new song from the soundtrack, “Queen of the Bored” featuring Manson. Scroll down for the full tracklist.
Prior to “Queen of the Bored,” Milan shared three offerings from the “American Gods” soundtrack: Reitzell’s “Main Title Theme,” Reitzell and Lanegan’s Lead Belly cover “In the Pines,” and their rendition of “St. James Infirmary Blues,” a song popularized by Louis Armstrong.
01 Main Title Theme 02 Out of Time 03 Gumball 04 In the Pines [ft. Mark Lanegan] 05 Shopping 06 Bilquis Gets to Work 07 Salim Waits 08 Salim and Jinn 09 St. James Infirmary Blues [ft. Mark Lanegan] 10 Queen of the Bored [ft. Shirley Manson] 11 Laura’s Affair 12 Nunnyunnini 13 Media Bowie 14 Wednesday Heals Shadow 15 Vulcan 16 I Put a Spell on You [ft. Mark Lanegan] 17 Essie Accused 18 Bilquis Orgy 19 Tehran 1978 [ft. Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson] 20 There Here Finale
Okay, so help me out here. I have a theory. I looked it up a while ago for reference on my moontoffee fic, and it said that Skywynne Butterfly is Moon’s mother. But in this picture, is shows Moon’s mother with purple hair and butterflies on her cheeks, not the hourglasses that Skywynne is shown with.
Looking at the Butterfly family tree, the only other person with butterflies on their cheeks is the first queen, Urania. On the family tree there is no woman who looks like this. She has no space in the family tree, no tapestry, and no name.
So who the fuck is the woman in the picture?
My theory is that the woman in that picture is not Moon’s original mother. There’s no evidence besides this one picture that she existed at all. So here’s my pitch. What if Toffee didn’t kill Moon’s mother? What if the entire notion is fake?
The queen in this photo has the mark of the original queen, and her skin tone and hair are completely different than Moon’s. It is possible that the memory of this woman and her death was planted, by either the monsters or someone in the council. Why?
To start a war.
Now seeing how it turned out for the monsters, with them losing the war, that doesn’t seem a smart decision, does it? So who was the only person, in the long run, that benefited from the entire ordeal?
Is it possible that she was more powerful than anyone realized, and that she could control outside forces from inside the crystal? She could have planted the memory of the queen and her death by Toffee’s hand into the minds of Mewni to start a war between monsters and mewmans.
Now I know what you’re thinking. She wouldn’t want war with monsters! She fell in love with a monster, right?
Considering that the monster in question is never brought up in the movie, and the fact that Eclipsa doesn’t seem that surprised by the fact that Moon’s mother, who has no other traces than Toffee killing her and one picture, is dead, it’s plausible that Eclipsa forged the whole thing. But why?
Because a war between INVINCIBLE MONSTERS, and a CHILD QUEEN, equals someone desperate enough to trust sympathy and help. On one condition. Eclipsa gets her freedom.
Though I normally don’t do theories, this caught my attention. The fact that the spell she gave Moon corrupted her skin like Eclipsa’s seems to be also comes into play. Eclipsa did that on purpose. If the people of Mewni saw that, what would they think of Moon?
I don’t believe Eclipsa just wants to buy her own candy. I think that when she’s free, she’ll use Moon’s corruption as a way to prove she’s unfit to rule Mewni. And what happens when Moon is seen as unfit?
Eclipsa gets her throne back.
By tricking everyone into thinking that Moon’s mother had been killed by a monster, she managed to not only start a war, but gain her freedom and put an end to Moon’s reign.
I know this was really long and convoluted, but again, I don’t normally do theories. Tell me what you think!
The Duke &The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry arriving at Windsor Castle, where a special dinner is being held to mark Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s 70th Wedding Anniversary. || November 20th, 2017