I had reminded Te that in The Three Musketeers, Aramis self-flagellated, and said that I'd like to see pain slut Aramis. Te ran with it. I hope she cleans up that chat fic and posts it, because that was excellent. I said I'd direct my kinky friends to it if Te posted it. Jamie had asked if that was the same Te who wrote Buffy the Vampire Slayer fic. I sent zir the link to the particular fic zie was asking about, which was on AO3.
Halobium saw my Tumblr post about how with "The Musketeers," a British show was critiquing colonialism, because Porthos was right there. Halobium critiques colonialism quite a lot, too. Porthos had directly heard stories of the horrors of slavery. His mother was a freed slave. Apparently he doesn't know any of his mother's language or culture, just that she originally was brought from West Africa. She died when he was five. And Porthos presumes that his father was white. There's the African diaspora right there, and Porthos is keenly aware of it. I don't think British shows critique colonialism that often.
Mom and I will presumably make the almost daily trip to the grocery store. I may call P.'s mother, Ms. F., and see how she's doing. It's K.'s birthday soon, and I should give her a call. I've called K. and left "we love you and are thinking of you" messages for her a few times lately.
Later: Mom and I went out and about. We stopped at the Entenmann's outlet, but they didn't have any cheesecake. We went to the grocery store. It wasn't really an exciting trip, but at least I got out of the house.
I chatted on and off with Te for a while. We chatted some about "The Musketeers" and her DC fic. We went on various other subjects. I'm not sure how we went off to this one, but apparently jasmine rice and basmati rice are much better for you than the long-grained white rice common in the U.S. But I talked about growing herbs, too. The little bay tree in the family room has a lot of dead leaves, because I don't water it much. Also it could use full sunlight, and the pot it's in is several feet from a window. It has a few new little leaves, so maybe it will come back if I remember to water it often. Otherwise I'll get a new one at the Herb Sale. She was going to try to watch season one, episode six of "The Musketeers," "The Exiles." Hopefully she'll be done season one within the next few weeks, and I can recommend fic to her and talk about lots more without spoiling her.
Later than that: Te watched "The Exiles."
I called J., and we talked for about half an hour. We talked about "The Avengers," movie and comic books, and about J. being busy at work. I said to give my love to K. Her birthday is actually the 14th, J. said. So she'll get her birthday card a couple of weeks early. At least she'll know we were thinking of her.
Later still: I watched "The Musketeers" episode "A Marriage of Inconvenience." A lot happened.
The princess to be married was an impostor. She killed Bonacieux off, though. I didn't expect for him to get killed off. In the book, he outlives Constance, until he brought himself to the attention of Cardinal Richelieu again and the cardinal makes him disappear. Rochefort is treacherous, and will be trying to kill off Aramis. Again. But this time it's personal. Treville was injured. He said at the end that he would tell Porthos about his father. Next episode is called "The Prodigal Father."