Category Archives: Writing

The one with The Untamed Recaps – Episodes 11 to 17

Part 3 of The Untamed recaps (you can read Eps1-5 here and Eps 6-10 here). EPISODE 11 – SU SHE THE ASSHOLE TRAITOR / INDOCTRINATION Introducing… Madame Yu – Yanli and JC’s mum Jinzhu and Yinzhu – Madame Yu’s badass girl bodyguards Wen Xu – Wen Chao’s bro Plot Summary MengYao tells Fanboy Nie, WWX and JC he’s been banished. They… Read more »

The one with The Untamed Recaps – Episodes 6 to 10

Part 2 of The Untamed recaps (you can read Eps1-5 here)… let us continue! EPISODE 6 – Let’s Get Drunk! Introducing… LanYi (as a spirit) – the only female leader of the Lan clan and WWX’s mum’s bestie Plot Summary Grand Master QiRen and WWX’s mum knew each other. Nie, WWX and bro JC drink in WWX’s rooms, LWJ busts… Read more »

The one with The Untamed Recaps – Episodes 1 to 5

So I have just spent a few weeks watching The Untamed, then rewatching a few mid-season eps, then the last ep twice, then rewatching the first two eps again and now I have rewatched the WHOLE THING AGAIN. What is The Untamed, I hear you ask? It’s a Chinese Cultivation drama – a mix of historical/costume intrigue, set in a… Read more »

The one where I tell you what’s the go for 2021

Bonjour, mes amis! So, an update on what’s been going on in my world. It’s been a weird start to 2021. I think I’m just burned out by doing so much last year – school, assignments, trying to write, worrying about the state of the world, to name a few. I was sucked into the black hole that was US… Read more »

The one where I haven’t posted in ages and I am SO SORRY, do you forgive me, my loves??

Right, yes. Well. This is embarrassing. Want to know what’s kept me away from you all these *checks calendar, mutters* few-or-so weeks? *inserts gratuitous pic of Evan Williams as Philippe de Lorraine looking dreamy* WORK. OMG WORK.  For reasons that shall be known only to myself and the government, I have been involved in a new venture so I won’t… Read more »

The one where I have a new book.. YAY!

Yay, indeed!  Mucho celebrations at Chateau de Harper where I can finally show off my shiny new cover (look at that pretty thing! <<pets his face>> ) AND give you all the links to buy the first book in The Confessions of Monsieur E series.  First, the good news.  This series has been gestating in my head for years, and… Read more »

The one where I write something for Philippe de France’s birthday

Philippe de France, Duke of Anjou, wearing the clothes to his brother's coronation and holding the crown of a son of France. Unknown artist, c1654, Château de Versailles

The 21st of September marks the 377th birthday of Philippe de France, duc d’Orléans, and brother to Louis XIV.  And so I wrote a little something in his honour.  Enjoy xx Philippe de France, frère unique de roi   I stand here, just like all the others, a mere observer to the glorious miracle that is our Sun King. Louis Dieudonné…. Read more »

the one where I predicted the next Doctor Who

So, waaaay back in 2013, I wrote a little Doctor Who/Horrible Histories fanfic for a friend’s birthday. While it wasn’t an amazingly fabulous piece of fiction that resulted in a big-name publisher throwing a million dollar contract at my feet, it is oddly prophetic, given the recent announcement of the new Doctor Who.  So here it is, if you fancy… Read more »

Versailles season 2, episode 10 – deaths, downfalls and departures

So here we are. The finale of Season 2. I hope you’re sitting down because there is A LOT to unpack in this ep. So let us get right to it without further ado. We begin with Montespan in her rooms, in tears, topless and furiously scrubbing herself from a basin. It is clear she is frantic and upset, and… Read more »

The one where there’s a brand new book!

I make stuff up for fun and (sometimes) profit. So it was quite a different world I dove into when my partner in crime Aurora von Goeth said we should write a biography on Louis XIV.  Mucho scribbling immediately began, and now, many many months later, and with one hell of a learning curve behind us, we are proud to… Read more »

Versailles, social attitudes and the one with ‘that’ scene in Episode 5

Which scene is that, I hear you ask? Ohhhh, this one: I have read a few articles and comments now about this scene. Some say it is rape and without consent, others say it is a forced seduction, others see absolutely nothing wrong with it. Others have analysed it from a modern perspective and still others discuss it in historical… Read more »