neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Monday so far

I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. or so, and I don't think it took me long to get to sleep.  I woke at 9:40 a.m., which was pretty good.

I re-read the latest chapter in Rainjoy's Three Musketeers Affinity!Verse, then skimmed back over the rest of the chapters with Athos.  Her Athos drinks a lot, too.  He's described as having sand-colored hair and blue eyes, so he doesn't look like the Athos on "The Musketeers."  [Later: I hadn't noticed a scar on the lip of the Athos of the show, but Rainjoy said Athos had a scar above his lip.  A couple of months later, I read that it's a real life scar of the actor's, that he had a cleft lip.  I guess it's obscured by the mustache he has as Athos.]

Her Aramis is Chilean, and is described as having tan skin, but he doesn't seem terribly different from the Aramis on the show in personality.  [Later: I found out that the actor is Chilean.]  Her Porthos looks like the one on the show, only younger.  The teaser for the next episode shows one of the other Musketeers punching Porthos out so he's unconscious while a wound is treated.  Teen!Aramis made some sort of reference to that, I think.  I am eager to see Rainjoy's D'Artagnan.  In the book he's nineteen, then twenty, so I would guess he'd be a teen in Rainjoy's 'verse, too.  He'll be a fire affinity.

In the book The Three Musketeers, Milady de Winter has a "little black boy" as a servant.  An earlier edition had "Negro," but my guess is that Dumas used "noir."  So a book written in France in the 1800s and set mostly in France in the 1600s had a black character.  The newer edition I'm reading suggested in the introduction that Dumas' father might have been the model for some of his characters, including Porthos.  That certainly goes with a biracial Porthos.

I proofed a story for Brent's The Real Story project.

Later: Mom and I went to the library, where I picked up that relatively recent translation of The Three Musketeers, to the grocery store and to Wal-Mart.

Later still: I went out to get dinner.

I watched the second episode of "The Musketeers" again.

I talked to J.-PA for about an hour.
Tags: bbc tv, books, rambling, reading, shopping

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