neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,

Tuesday so far

I went to bed around 1:00 a.m.  I remember tossing and turning a lot.  I must have eventually fallen asleep.  My alarm went off at 10:00 a.m.  I got up at 10:20, and then lay back down for a few minutes.  I officially got up at 10:30 a.m.

Later: I went out.  I got gasoline, then went to J.-PA's grocery store.  We established through text that it was an hour before she was scheduled to come in.  I got various things.  I wanted grits.  Out of the instant, they just had the kind with butter flavoring added, not the original.  I decided to try it.

When I got home, I tried the grits.  I like the original better, the plain kind I add my own butter to.  Now I know.

I went outside.  The tiger lilies I sprayed with Deer-Off still haven't been eaten.  There was a daylily blooming there, too.  I took pictures.  In the backyard, I took pictures of the red bee balm, which is still blooming.  The color is a saturated red.  I had planted that in the herb garden, and it seems to be doing well there.

Dad and I watched episode 6 of "The Musketeers."  It's less than an hour if you fast-forward through the commercials.  I'm sure that sooner or later, Rainjoy will have Aramis holding a baby.  I don't know if the baby's name will be Henri, though.

I completely spoiled WhiteSheepCBD for real life French history.  I read parts of Eminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France by Jean-Vincent Blanchard again.

Here are my spoilers:

The real life happenings with Marie de' Medici are fascinating.  King Louis XIII (her son) had her as a prisoner -- basically under house arrest, I guess -- at a castle, and some of her supporters helped her escape.  Marie de' Medici and King Louis nearly started a civil war, with some major members of the nobility supporting Marie.  Some of those dukes are mentioned by the Cardinal de Richelieu in the show.  Marie and Louis had some reconciliations.  Marie was banished from France a couple of times, and came back at least once, if I remember that bit of "Eminence" right.

The fiction about Louis having an older twin brother was actually fiction about Louis XIV, his son.  Philippe was made up.  Alexandre Dumas and a couple of other authors took the fiction of Louis XIV having an older twin brother and ran with it.  The book "The Man in the Iron Mask" has the Musketeers in it, so the show was taking a twist on the Dumas characters.  I think Agnes and baby Henri are original characters to the show.

There really was a Marie de Rohan, Duchesse de Chevreuse, if she comes up.  She was good friends with Queen Anne of Austria, the Queen Anne, Louis' wife, of the book and show.  It took Queen Anne a while to get pregnant, and then she had a miscarriage.  I think it was some years after that that she had the Dauphin, who would become Louis XIV.

Going back to fiction, in The Three Musketeers, Athos thinks he hanged his wife.  She survived.  She was originally Anne de Breuil (sp?), then became the Comtesse de Fere, and later became Milady de Winter.  D'Artagnan knows her as Milady de Winter.  In the book, she worked for the Cardinal de Richelieu.  She's made up.  There really was a George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, if he comes up in the show.  [Added: He apparently really did have feelings for Queen Anne, although things didn't happen the way Dumas writes it.]  Dumas has Richelieu having mistresses, which in real life there were rumors about.

There really was a Charles Emmanuel, Duke of Savoy, married to one of Louis' sisters, Christine.  Christine really had a child named Victor Emmanuel.  Rainjoy makes a mention of Louis' sister Christine getting pregnant.  Rainjoy will probably get back to that.  In the Affinity!Verse, Richelieu is the water affinity, Louis is the air affinity, Anne is the earth affinity, so Christine must be the fire affinity.

That was the end of my spoilers.

I'll add some speculation.  In the Affinity!Verse, one of the things Athos packs is a novel he's been meaning to read.  I think the novel will turn out to be The Three Musketeers.  There's a lot that Rainjoy has set up that I think she will get back to.  Flea and Charon being childhood friends of Porthos and the three of them being thieves then, Christine getting pregnant, Athos and the fencing, and I'm sure a lot more.  Aramis is already known for his skills with pistols.

Later still: I worked on an editing job.
Tags: bbc tv, books, flowers, gardens, rambling, reading, shopping

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