narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (flashback)
Unravelling the details over time, forgetfulness and flashes of insight I can finally come up with a good comparison when it comes to charting the progress of fictional racists. Seth Nightlord of Trinity Blood and Severus Snape of Harry Potter and the Noun of Adjective both being the sort of subtly racist characters who usually get entirely overshadowed by the obvious ones.

Briefly then )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (recompense)
Textual silence may be one of my favourite phrases at the moment because it’s perfectly applicable most of the time.

What may even be something like Socratic Method )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (pathway)
Seth, Süleyman & Radu )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (fake)
Thanks to the Russian Trinity Blood fandom, which always seems to be rather more organised than the English one, I’ve come across this image. I’d seen glimpses of it before elsewhere but hadn’t yet stumbled upon a flat version of the whole image which may or may not again be due to greater industriousness on the Russian fandom’s part.

Read more... )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (rationale)
Generalgouverneur von Misr would be Governor General of Egypt, where 'Misr' is an awkward romanisation of Miṣr.

It’s taken me this long to figure that out.

And obliviousness aside it then certainly looks like the heir presumptive was sent away to govern a large enough province so that he could learn to rule, eventually culminating in his being capable of ruling the entire state. Or at least that should have been the way of it if there had been a reasonable chance of Seth dying of old age. Theory then being that Seth even went as far as using the Ottoman model in training an heir which backfired spectacularly because her continued presence required that said heir remain in a continual state of adolescence, and she certainly wasn’t prepared to take on the role of Valide Sultan instead.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (pathway)
Inception G. AU. Post Empire arc. Spoilers for Stories Untold VII. 1717 words.
It’s hard for rebels to do anything but succeed when their leader is a martyr.

And a small rant )

Also, today it's finally dawned on me to look up the spelling of Guderian’s name in my copy of Canon. And it turns out that it ought to be spelt ‘グデーリアン’ so at least I can change the appropriate tag which has read ‘牙’ for lack of inspiration for quite some time.
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (魔道士)
Discovery (PG. 1667 words.)
Esther prefers to spend her time with the Professor rather than the other young clergy: this is the reason why.

Sherlock Holmes: the truth at last - David McKie,
The above is interesting and something I might well have more thoughts on after I’ve read over a copy of the script for The Secret of Sherlock Holmes.

Shisha, tea, spices & cigarillos )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (devious)
Picking up from comments here it struck me that Seth’s dull gaze as she comments she’s hated again in Act 33 really is only the latest in a long series of rejections that she’s been subjected to.

“Leave your body and soul at the door” )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (opinion)
Glancing over Act 42, sans translation at present, two images in particular struck me as a rather clever act of mirroring.

“All the rules we make are broken” )
narcasse: Sebastian Flyte.  Brideshead Revisited (2008) (pathway)
Looking up some natural digestive remedies today it finally dawned on me that somehow I’ve confused figs and prunes in my mind. I’d been so convinced that figs looked like prunes that I’d somehow managed to entirely ignore the symbolism in this image, or rather I was determined that the fruit shown were pomegranates even though the skin colour was entirely wrong. Still, having corrected that oversight and turning my analysis to figs, the symbolism still seems relatively appropriate, if a little jumbled.Read more... )

Galatea (5808 words. PG. AU.)
There are inherent dangers in seeking to grant life, especially when that life possesses the ability to determine its own purpose. (An alternative ending to the Empire arc.)


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