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18th-Jul-2010 07:38 pm - Mea Culpa - Chapter 8
Walsingham: Walsibeth (TGA)
Part 8 of "Mea Culpa" is dun!

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Chapter 8 - Judged


(NB: If you are asked for a printing password on these documents, it should still be "blackamoor".)

Title: Mea Culpa
Rating: Bordering on 15/R.
Pairing: Walsibeth
Description: Set post-"Inconcessus Fructus" (and thus post Elizabeth), "Mea Culpa" follows the continuing relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Walsingham, looking at the possible consequences of their actions. It jumps between different stages of their timeline, up to and including The Golden Age.

(Please remember this is historical nonsense. It's fiction based on Shekhar Kapur's vision, with the characters based on the ones portrayed in the films, not on their historical counterparts.)


Previous Chapters:

-Chapter 1
-Chapter 2
-Chapter 3
-Chapter 4
-Chapter 5
-Chapter 6
-Chapter 7

I am planning on going back and editing part 5 at some point because I've decided to change a bit of it - it's mentioned in the notes of chapter 6. :)

--x-posted to jurious
7th-Apr-2010 09:53 am - Fic:Ensnared
Title:Ensnared
Rating:NC-17
Pairing:Elizabeth/Francis Walsingham
Summary:Elizabeth plots to ensnare Francis in her web
Disclaimer:I own only the fic.



AN:Popped into my head so I wrote it, not as smutty as I would've liked. Maybe someday I'll flesh it out more.




You are England I am the swordCollapse )
1st-Mar-2010 11:43 pm - Mea Culpa - Parts 6 & 7
Walsingham: Seething Lane
"Mea Culpa" Parts 6 and 7 are now ready! (Well, they have been for ages, I've just failed to go back and edit them.) I've not abandoned this fic yet!

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(NB: If you are asked for a printing password on these documents, it should still be "blackamoor".)

Title: Mea Culpa
Rating: Bordering on 15/R.
Pairing: Walsibeth
Description: Set post-"Inconcessus Fructus" (and thus post Elizabeth), "Mea Culpa" follows the continuing relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Walsingham, looking at the possible consequences of their actions. It jumps between different stages of their timeline, up to and including The Golden Age.

(Please remember this is historical nonsense. It's fiction based on Shekhar Kapur's vision, with the characters based on the ones portrayed in the films, not on their historical counterparts.)


Previous Chapters:

-Chapter 1
-Chapter 2
-Chapter 3
-Chapter 4
-Chapter 5

I am planning on going back and editing part 5 BTW because I've decided to change a bit of it - it's mentioned in the notes of chapter 6. :)

--x-posted to my LJ: jurious
Walsingham: Fucking Hot
Here's a lovely little article from the "History Magazine" (and free to access to non-subscribers! W00t!) all about fact and fiction in historical films, namely in both Elizabeth and The Golden Age.

Linky linky: Hollywood Blockbusters and Historical Reality

It was published in September 2008, so is fairly recent, and written by Michael Mulloch, who is a teacher at Shrewsbury School.

This article does well in that it both defends historical movies (and tv shows) with all their inaccuracies, whilst also taking the time to point out the many errors in the Elizabeth films and correct them, though not without opinions being given for the reasons for such "errors" being made. (The author also does well in explaining why TGA is somewhat inferior to Elizabeth, something which I've felt is true for a while, but have not been able to fathom why - beside the fact that Walsie is rather too bumbling for my liking in TGA.)

Overall, I think it's nice to have an article which dispels the "myths" the Elizabeth films have possibly created (if you haven't picked up a history book, or even consulted Wikipedia, since watching them). It also makes one realise how much of an "historical remix" (my new favourite phrase!) both the films are. (But then, so is Quills, and we won't even get started on Shakespeare in Love.)

As you all know, I'm quite happy to watch factually inaccurate films since I have no problem with going to read a book afterwards and proceeding to separate fact from fiction. Films are usually the catalyst which set me on the path to research so I owe them a lot - even Ray Winstone's trashy Henry VIII (2003) left me with something! :D The only historical series I can't abide is The Tudors. I watched series 1, don't get me wrong, and it is entertaining enough, but it doesn't even try remotely to resemble historical figures, fashions or facts. I see purpose in the way Elizabeth was crafted, I can tolerate the modern-ness of the BBC's The Virgin Queen (2005) because it still retains the basic skeleton of historical fact, but The Tudors...? My God... Mills and Boon on-screen. I can't believe it was penned by the writer of Elizabeth! I guess the directors and producers do not share the beautiful, epic vision of Shekhar Kapur.

But I digress. Enjoy!

--x-posted to geoffrey_rush
20th-Oct-2009 03:27 pm - Mea Culpa - Chapter 5
Walsie
"Mea Culpa" Part 5 is now ready. Again, like chapter 4, I may go back and edit some of this in future, but it's close enough. This chapter was also originally a lot longer - a whole chat with William Cecil has been dropped - but hopefully some of this cut material can be added in later in another place.

Download PDF: Mea Culpa - Chapter 5: Faux Pas

(NB: If you are asked for a printing password on this document, it's still "blackamoor".)

Title: Mea Culpa
Rating: Still 12/PG-13 - bordering on 15/R.
Pairing: Walsibeth
Description: Set post-"Inconcessus Fructus" (and thus post Elizabeth), "Mea Culpa" follows the continuing relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Walsingham, looking at the possible consequences of their actions. It jumps between different stages of their timeline, up to and including The Golden Age.

(Please remember this is historical nonsense. It's fiction based on Shekhar Kapur's vision, with the characters based on the ones portrayed in the films, not on their historical counterparts.)


Previous Chapters:

-Chapter 1
-Chapter 2
-Chapter 3
-Chapter 4

--x-posted to my LJ: jurious
Walsingham: Opening Door
I've managed, in my painful search of Amazon and the web, to discover a few novels in which Walsingham plays a part. I'm personally fascinated in reading how he is depicted by various different authors, to see what type of character they make him into - and it also gives me an excuse to "spend some time" with him. :) Even if sometimes the Walsie I read isn't "mine", so to speak. (I think I have two Walsies in my head - Geoffrey's Walsie, and then a more "realistic" one.)

So far, I'm nearing the end of a book where Walsie was used sparingly but well. I won't elaborate just in case any of you are interested in reading the novel unspoiled, but here's a tiny snippet of Walsie where he is confronted by a young man called Michael Deven, who wishes to gain patronage from him:

Walsie in Midnight Never ComeCollapse )

I'm probably moving onto Patricia Finney's books next so we'll see how her Walsingham pans out in my next fiction review. :D

--x-posted to my LJ: jurious
15th-Oct-2009 01:28 pm - Mea Culpa - Chapter 4
Walsingham: Be Seduced
Another chapter of "Mea Culpa" for you. I may go back and edit it in future, but I'm almost satisfied with it now, so you can give it a read. It was originally a lot longer than it is now, but it didn't flow well so I cut a whole scene out. :)

Download PDF: Mea Culpa - Chapter 4

NB: If you want to print the document, the password you need is "blackamoor".

Title: Mea Culpa
Rating: So far, maybe still 12/PG-13 - bordering on 15/R.
Pairing: Walsibeth
Description: Set post-"Inconcessus Fructus" (and thus post Elizabeth), "Mea Culpa" follows the continuing relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Walsingham, looking at the possible consequences of their actions. It jumps between different stages of their timeline, up to and including The Golden Age.

(Please remember this is historical nonsense. It's fiction based on Shekhar Kapur's vision, with the characters based on the ones portrayed in the films, not on their historical counterparts.)


Previous Chapters:

-Chapter 1
-Chapter 2
-Chapter 3
7th-Oct-2009 09:52 am - Walsie Sketch
Walsingham: Sexy Walsie #2
I *want* this sketch - my beautiful Walsie rendered in beautiful charcoal played my beautiful favourite actor. He would look lovely framed and on my wall!


Portrait of an Outsider
by ~kheelan on deviantART

I wish I was better at drawing so I could draw my own! (I don't think we've seen this sketch before, have we?)

x-posted to geoffrey_rush
22nd-Sep-2009 03:13 pm - Mea Culpa - Chapters 2 + 3
Walsingham: Fucking Hot
I've polished up a couple more chapters of "Mea Culpa" for you to read. Please go back and read chapter 1 first if your memory's a bit rusty, and bear in mind that the chapters do not run in chronological order so this story is likely to confuse the Hell out of you. :)

Mea Culpa - Chapter 2: Traitors

Mea Culpa - Chapter 3: Dangerous Games

Both are printable PDF files and rated at 15 / R for sexual references. Enjoy. :) I'm working on the rest.

Love, apples & squee,
~Grace
13th-Sep-2009 11:52 am - Walsibeth Short Fic Challenge: Autumn
Walsingham: Walsibeth
All's quiet on the western front, ey? :)

I've just started to look at "Mea Culpa" again so hopefully will have another chapter for you all soon. (And only 10 months later than the first! Heheh.) I just wondered if anyone's up for a little fanfic challenge?

Autumn 2009 Walsibeth Challenge:

For the majority of us in the northern hemisphere, we're steadily rolling into autumn (or Fall). This means the falling leaves from the trees and cooler temperatures outside. But it can of course be a picturesque and enchanting time of year, too. So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a short Walsibeth fic or drabble which is set against an autumnal backdrop.

Setpiece suggestions include:
  • conkers

  • horse riding

  • a blustery day


Have fun!

Grace x
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