st. james ii

Can we talk about

everything in this movie
Spock admiring Admiral Kirk so visibly in this movie that it physically hurts me
ahem, about Spock completely obviously saying “for everything there is a first time” in which there is of course nothing sexual and shamelessly asks Kirk to confirm it, at which Kirk panics and absently hums in approval and then Bones not even tired of the shit anymore asks him if he wants a tranquilizer to calm down because their love and obscene lust at every ocassion are even after 1000 years fresh as a high school crush, lmao.

“Lucy, come on! We’ll get in trouble!”

“For what? James and Fred sneak out all the time!”

Lucy was something of an insomniac. That, mixed with her adventurous spirit, made for some interesting midnight adventures. 

Twelve year old Lucy exploring a glade outside of Ottery St. Catchpole that was home to an abundance of fairies and flitterby moths.

Taken by Frank, who had been dragged along because Lucy didn’t want to go alone, and Alice was a seriously heavy sleeper.


Stuart kings

As you might know, the Scottish kings became kings of England as well after the death of Elisabeth I. They were Catholics and that bothered the English parliament. A civil war broke out and after a short period of being a republic, the monarchy was restored in 1660 by Charles II. When he died without an heir, his brother, James II (VII of Scotland) became king (the painting on the left). He was also a Catholic and the Protestant Parliament wanted to make sure the next ruler was a Protestant. As his oldest daughter was a protestant married to a protestant, this looked to be a sure thing, but then a Catholic heir was born in 1688, James Francis Edward, also called ‘James III’ and ‘Old pretender’, painting in the middle) ensuring that James II’s days as King were numbered. He abdicated when his son was just a baby in the so called Glorious Revolution, 1688. 

The ‘Old Pretender’ lived in exile in France and Italy (the painting in the middle).  He had a son, Charles Edward Louis John Philip Casimir Sylvester Maria, also ‘Charles III’, Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Chevalier de St George (painting on the right).

More about these gentlemen as the story moves on :)