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ariaste:

margotkim:

This is the greatest progression of events I have ever read, where’s my historical gay romance novel about this

KING JAMES, CAN YOU CHILL?

Local King Cannot Stop Promoting His Boyfriend

where’s the lush period drama about this series of events?

fun thing about king James, this guy was fairly public about his bf (more public than what was acceptable). He threw lots of extravagant parties with his man on his arm. It pissed off the church obviously so to get them off his back, he’s the one that ordered the third translation of the Bible from Hebrew to English (the King James Version aka the Authorized Version) so the Bible every hot blooded all American Christian reads today was literally just written so a very gay king could fuck his boyfriend in peace.

oh my god this is hilarious

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“guys, guys. I know this looks kinda gay, and i promise i have a good explanation for all this, but have you considered… that jesus… is also gay? checkmate, heteros.”

Can’t believe no-one’s expounded upon the secret passage between their bedchambers at Apethorpe Hall yet

I also need you to know that James I was a prolific writer of letters to his gentleman friends, particularly Villiers

All of his letters are collated, discussed and reproduced extensively in King James & Letters of Homoerotic Desire by David M. Bergeron, but you can also find some more examples here. And yes, he did call George Villiers his ‘sweet child’ and ‘wife’… James I was truly the original daddy (I’m so sorry.)

[letter text reads:

My only sweet and dear child,

         
Notwithstanding of your desiring me not to write yesterday, yet had I
written in the evening if, at my coming out of the park, such a
drowsiness had not come upon me as I was forced to set and sleep in my
chair half an hour. And yet I cannot content myself without sending you
this present, praying God that I may have a joyful and comfortable
meeting with you and that we may make at this Christmas a new marriage
ever to be kept hereafter; for, God so love me, as I desire only to live
in this world for your sake, and that I had rather live banished in any
part of the earth with you than live a sorrowful widow’s life without
you. And so God bless you, my sweet child and wife, and grant that ye
may ever be a comfort to your dear dad and husband.

                   
James R.]

His relationships with other men were so notorious that a French poet named Theophile de Viau apparently wrote a poem about it, basically boiling down to ‘I fuck just as good as the King, but he makes his boyfriends rich, and I can’t do that, because I’m fucking skint.’ This poem is attributed to Theophile de Viau in French, as discussed on page 103 of this source here, but it’s not definitive, so take it with a pinch of salt and just enjoy the imagery. I’ve translated it into English for your reading pleasure.

To the Marquis of Buckingham

Apollo with his songs
Debauched the young Hyacinthus.
If Corridon fucks Amyntas,
Caesar loved only boys.

One man fucks

the Baron of Bellegarde
Another fucks the Count of Tonnerre.
And this learned King of England,
Did he not fuck the Duke of Buckingham?

I have neither the status nor the rank
Which makes a Marquis of a wench.
And yet, you know I could
As well as any Prince of royal blood.

It’s also so important to me that you know that he met his second favourite, Robert Carr, when the saucy young man broke his leg and James insisted on nursing him back to health and ‘teaching him Latin’, which is definitely not a euphemism, no sir

[text reads:
In 1607, Carr happened to break his leg at a tilting match, at which King James VI and I was in attendance. According to Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, the king instantly fell in love with the young man, even helping nurse him back to health, all the while teaching him Latin. The king subsequently knighted the young Carr and took him into favour.]

Also, just to nitpick on a point above – we don’t know that James I’s motive for commissioning the KJV was to get the Church off his back about his boyfriends. James I was deeply religious (… James I was the king who was obsessively paranoid about witches and didn’t like women very much, just to put that out there) and it’s likely that he considered his relationships with men to be just fine under the eyes of God, provided that they maintain certain physical boundaries. He spoke out against sodomy in quite strong terms, which might have been hypocrisy, or it might indicate that he believed romantic attachments and possibly even limited physical or sexual attachments with other men were OK as long as there was no, erm, D in A.

But yes, he absolutely had boyfriends. And if you think he was bad about constantly promoting them and giving them fancy titles and shit, you’re gonna shit a brick when you hear about Edward II and his affairs with Piers Gaveston and Hugh Despenser, which literally caused wars. Brutal.

darthraydor:

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Lost in Your Eyes – Chapter 1 – A Magiluna Stormwriter (ariestess) – Once Upon a Time (TV) [Archive of Our Own]:

Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Robin Hood
Characters: Evil Queen | Regina Mills, Robin Hood (Once Upon a Time), Roland (Once Upon a Time), Original Characters
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe – Canon Divergence, Cursed Hyperion Heights (Once Upon a Time), Hyperion Heights (Once Upon a Time), Developing Relationship, Roni’s Bar (Once Upon a Time), Evil Queen | Regina Mills as Roni, Fix-It of Sorts, Angst with a Happy Ending, Mild Language, Swearing
Series: Part 1 of Lost in Your Eyes
Summary:

Roni knows her regulars, likes most of them, but Peregrine “Perry” Jameson is different. There’s something about him that calls to her on so many levels. When the innocent flirtations turn into something more, can these two previously private, lonely hearts find love or will it thwart them once again? And what is it about each other that feels so familiar, so comforting to them? Will that feeling triumph over fear?

AKA The one where Regina and Robin find each other again in Hyperion Heights without realizing it, but heartache is always around the corner …and so is Robin’s adult son, Roland, who’s trying to play matchmaker.

You have two homes..

sqsupernova:

As you may have noticed, we have now made it into February without a single Spotlights post. Unfortunately, main mod has had a very busy year, and they slipped down the list of priorities!

However, I do still believe that each fic and piece of art deserves its day in the sun, and so I am scheduling one fic and its paired art to be re-reblogged every day, from now until we’ve re-showcased every one. 

Posts will be reblogged in the same order that they were originally revealed, so if your work came out at the beginning of reveals, it will re-appear at the beginning of this process, too! 

And, if anyone has a post to submit for a specific work – such as a recommendation, additional fanart, a link to a sequel fic, a post from the creator about their process making it, etc. – simply submit it to us, either as a new post, or a link to an existing on, and be sure to include the name of the fic or art it relates to

So keep an eye out for those, and remember – 
Reblog!
Comment!
Share!

Give nice feedback, and these authors and artists will be more likely to want to make things to share with you in the future.

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tyrantisterror:

I’m watching The Sword in the Stone for the first time in decades and I’ve gotten to the part where Merlin is trying to get Arthur to lose his virginity to a squirrel.

Y’know, if Merlin turned that squirrel into a human it would save Camelot a significant amount of problems down the road.

“Squirrels mate for life Arthur, so the chances of her fucking your best friend and inadvertently causing a schism that leads to the downfall of an entire utopian kingdom are completely nil!”

Ok hopefully this is the last time I add onto this but Arthur marrying the squirrel would stop both of the events that destroyed Camelot – namely the aforementioned falling out with Lancelot AND the birth of Mordred.  Being with him since youth, Squirrel would keep Arthur from being seduced by his half-sister Morgause (or Morgan Le Fay in the versions of the myth that cut Morgause out) when he was young and foolish, as he’d already be in a committed relationship and thus wouldn’t be able to be tricked into starting one with said half-sister.  No incest means no Mordred.  Then, as mentioned above, Squirrel would be a faithful wife, which means Guenevere would be single, which means Lancelot and Guenevere could pork each other without causing a huge row that ends with Lancelot killing dozens of his fellow knights of the round and inspiring several others to turn against Arthur out of loyalty to him.

Camelot would have been saved if Arthur just. Fucked. That. Squirrel.

You say all that but all I hear is “here is how Merlin trying to convince Arthur to become a furry could have saved the world”

Look this was a journey for me ok?

It started as “I can’t believe Disney made a movie where Merlin tries to get a squirrel to take Arthur’s virginity” and slowly became “I can’t believe Disney’s weird bestiality subplot actually solves the two biggest problems that cause Camelot’s downfall.”

Because as baffling as the squirrel fucking plotline is just on its own, the fact that it’d actually be solution to the eventual problems Arthur faces – whether anyone at Disney was actually thinking about that or not (and I’m guessing not) – is even more so.  It is bizarre and unsettling to me that squirrel fucking could have saved Camelot, and that’s, uh, the point of this I guess.

So, pointless fun fact. Around 2008, someone on 4chan actually made a ‘humanized’ version of the squirrel called ‘Hazel’ (i.e. one who had been changed to a human to be with Arthur). For a little while, there were a number of artists making pieces about her, and stories written suggesting alternate histories.

I know it’s a minor point, but I still love the notion that people are still finding ways to rewrite the story so Arthur can f*@# the squirrel.

Whole gallery of pics here, because some of this artwork gets downright amazing…

I REMEMBER THESE!!!!

Fascinating

@tyrantisterror  your legacy endures

To an ever widening group of people, I am “that guy who ranted about Arthur fucking a squirrel.”

Of all my legacies, this is certainly one of them.

I think I’ve posted about this before buuuuuuut fuck it? This makes me deliriously happy and sad.
The resolution of Arthur becoming human and having to try to explain himself to a sobbing squirrel is one of my strongest childhood memories about having to deal with heartbreak and I’m literally fucking tearing up right now GOD DAMN YOU TYRANTIS.

Does this mean there’s an alternate version of history where Camelot never fell and Britain just always carried on its legacy.

Are you trying to tell me that in the fixed up version of the Arthur mythos the entire royal family is part squirrel?

I mean, it’s not the weirdest AU I’ve seen with Arthurian legends…

@break-rpg I’m bringing this to your attention so you can tell Rey.

I– This just made me the happiest bitch in the world. The Sword in the Stone is one of my lifetime favorite movies, y’all, and part of my overall Arthurian obsession. I hadn’t considered the ramifications of Arthur losing his virginity to the squirrel, but I should’ve, because it’s brilliant. And now I want to write fic along these lines.

waywardsoldier88:

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Quokkas by cruzysuzy on instagram

@prplprincez @starryscrittercollection

These are adorable.

very random and I don't know how much it could interest you but the site of the Metropolitan Museum of NY is letting people download 500+ pdf books of arts of all kind, from all around the world and I think it's very neat. Also it's free art books.

YES!!! Sign me the fuck up!! Thank you so much for the info nonny😭🙏💕

tylerknott:

In case you missed it, our New Year New Decade ring project is still going strong! Here’s the jist: We are days away from beginning again, from not only a new year but a brand new decade. What we need now more than all things, is a sense of togetherness, a sense of unity, an understanding that we are all connected, all faces of the same soul, all beats of the same heart.

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Designed to be purchased two different ways, this ring is a constant reminder in an ancient language, the Ogham alphabet that later became Gaelic, that we are all beats of that same heart. One one ring, the word “one” and on the other, the word “beat.” Bought as a set, you can keep one and gift the other to someone that you’re connected to, a reminder that you’re always together. Bought individually, we’re so excited to give you a chance to be forever connected to a stranger, someone somewhere in the world you’ve never met, but feels the same way you do. We’ll let you know their name and the state or country they live in, and you’ll forever know that someone, somewhere, is feeling connected to you, too.

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With each order comes a signed print of a custom poem written just for this project by Tyler Knott Gregson. Now, let us head into 2020 united, fresh, connected and more alive than ever before. Now, let’s begin again.

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Memories like minutes

and our stories become

years.

Decade like a chapter,

those words

are old words, and we

must begin again.

Now, we write our own

truths, spill out

tales of ourselves,

united and bound as

one thing, one story

that will turn heads

and open mouths

in awe.

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One story, we will telll,

your words become mine,

mine into yours,

the sound of pages turning

like the thumping

of a pulse,

like billions of hearts

with only

one beat.

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-Tyler Knott Gregson-

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#tylerknott #tylerknottgregson #loveverite #newyears #newyearseve #2020 #ring #jewelry #connection #unity #togetherness #love

From Sister to Sister – A Magiluna Stormwriter (ariestess), ariestess – Once Upon a Time (TV) [Archive of Our Own]:

Chapters: 1-2/?
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Evil Queen | Regina Mills/Robin Hood, Maleficent/Ursula the Sea Witch
Characters: Evil Queen | Regina Mills, Robin Hood (Once Upon a Time), Maleficent (Once Upon a Time), Ursula the Sea Witch (Once Upon a Time), Abigail | Kathryn Nolan, Snow White | Mary Margaret Blanchard, Eva (Once Upon a Time), Wicked Witch of the West | Zelena, Regina’s Father | Henry Mills Sr.
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe – Modern Setting, Alternate Universe – Non-Magical, Established Relationship, Family Feels, Family Drama, Family Secrets, Family Issues, Family Bonding, Best Friends, Friendship, Female Friendship, Friendship/Love, Infertility, Miscarriage, Mental Health Issues, Discussion of Abortion, Past Character Death, Anxiety, Anxiety Attacks, Depression, Sisters, Pregnancy, Surrogacy, Outlaw Queen Advent Calendar 2019, OQ Advent Calendar
Summary:

In the midst of the coming holiday season with a large and supportive family surrounding them, Regina and Robin are tested to the limits of their emotions and their love in their search for a surrogate to help make their dream of a baby come true.