Isabella of France: Mel Gibson Didn’t Tap That
There are, unfortunately, two things that people think of when you mention Isabella of France, on the off chance that they know she is at all: that time she banged Mel Gibson’s William Wallace in “Braveheart”; and the time she had a poker shoved up her husband’s ass. To put it delicately. The first thing definitely didn’t happen, and the second is highly debatable and a lot of people didn’t think that it happened. (What does it say of me that a part of me wishes that it had?)
Isabella was a child when that William Wallace thing would have happened, and they never met. Rather, Isabella was raised in the sophisticated French court, betrothed to the future Edward II from infancy. She was likely raised with the expectation that her marriage was more about politics than love—after all, she did not meet her husband until after they were, in many legal ways, already married—but certainly did not expect what she was in for.
A lot of people are going to tell you that Edward II was gay. I’m really uncomfortable with that generalization, especially since he had an illegitimate son (Adam) which suggests that he was at least somewhat casually interested in lady parts outside of marital obligations. I’m also uncomfortable with that generalization because we really can’t know everything about a guy’s private life and feelings. He had sex with women, for sure, though one of those women he was practically bound to have sex with; he also probably had sex with men, and certainly had his most intense relationships with men. By the time Isabella came over to France, ready to be its queen at twelve, Edward was involved in a passionate relationship, almost definitely of a romantic nature, with Piers de Gaveston.
Edward and Piers loling as Isabella bitchfaces
Warm Coffee, Penélope Luz. I’m such a coffee lover, so I really enjoyed wearing this pretty polish while drinking my daily dose.
from now on I’m going to convey sarcasm over the internet by typing like this
oh wow look how sarcastic that looks
that actually does look really sarcastic though. this is revolutionary
DEAR GOD SOMEONE HAS INVENTED THE SARCASM FONT THIS IS A TIME FOR CELEBRATION
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Date me now, i will get hot, im an investment
- Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mc2 with E=mv2 (via intuitiveunderstanding)
Also, “frightens away the suitors” = BS. Emilie du Chatelet was a hustler. Fucking Voltaire was her personal man-candy. Her husband was apparently totally cool with it. The historical record did not preserve evidence for or against a threesome.
#girls don’t you go feeling like you don’t got any role models ‘cause you got role models like damn #it just takes a little more work to find out about them is all
“When she was a 27-year-old mother of three, du Châtelet began perhaps the most passionate affair of her life—a true partnership of heart and mind. Her lover, the writer Voltaire, recounted later, “In the year 1733 I met a young lady who happened to think nearly as I did.” She and Voltaire shared deep interests: in political reform, in the fun of fast conversations, and, above all, in advancing science as much as they could.” —pbs.org
Voltaire told King Frederick II of Prussia that Emilie was ‘a great man whose only fault was being a woman’. When she was a teenager she used her super maths skills to win at gambling so she could buy more books. My kinda lady.
With comments too great not to include. You should check the heck out of that webcomic series either way 8D
The comments on this are every bit as fabulous as the actual comic :D
i think i want to see a cartoon about these guys
Omg.. The way the cat slows down to allow the bun to catch up, probably because it knows how much the bun likes to stop and look at stuff
has anyone noticed THAT THE BUNNY IS TRYING TO WALK LIKE THE CAT.
BUNNIES FUCKING HOP
Not to mention the whole damn town gets cursed
he doesn’t just DIE, he’s lynched because the Gaston-equivalent sees them together and the whole town is horribly racist and that’s why she starts killing people
I WILL DEFEND THESE TWO TO THE GRAVE
When people say they don’t want their kids ‘influenced’ by seeing homosexuality portrayed on tv, in books, in public, etc, what they’re really saying is ‘if my kid isn’t straight, I want them to be too uneducated to understand so they’ll be forced to stay in the closet and it doesn’t become my responsibility to face things that make me uncomfortable’