The biggest clue for dating this movie is that it’s during the reign of Francis I (1515-1547). Henry II was born in 1519, and he’s supposed to be about 21 in the film, so we can pretty comfortably put him in 1540.
Leonardo da Vinci shows up, but he died in 1519. He also shows us a shiny new Mona Lisa, which was painted in 1505. The ghost of da Vinci also makes a joke about having to cover some gig for Michelangelo because he’s presently stuck under a ceiling in Rome. The Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1516. We can’t have a brand new Mona Lisa, Michelangelo painting in the Vatican, and Henry being anywhere near 21 at the same time.
Angelica, Duchess of Houston, makes a comment about divorce and England, so we’ve definitely got to be after at least 1532 for Henry VIII’s annulment of his first marriage to have happened.
We know that Danielle was given a copy of Utopia when she was 8, and it’s indicated that it is a new work, dating this point to 1516, or we can call it 1517 if it’s the first edition published in France. The film then has to be around 1527, maybe 1529 if she’s supposed to be 20. Henry is 10 years old. If it’s taking place in 1540, when Henry is 21, then she’d be 31. That’s only if 8-year-old Danielle is reading Utopia in Latin. The first translation of Utopia into French wasn’t published until 1550, so if an 8-year-old Danielle has that book, we would have a 20-year-old Danielle living in 1562, three years after Henry II died at 40.
So maybe it’s not brand new when she gets the book, we can push that to any time after 1516 to have her the right age in 1540. Surprisingly, everything works for 1540 except da Vinci and the Michelangelo reference, which were obviously just tacked on because people enjoy things they’re heard of.
Also for fun: Queen Marie’s name was actually Claude.
I tend to refrain from liking/reblogging gifsets from How I Met Your Mother because in order to completely capture my appreciation of the show, I’d have to a) reblog all of them every time I see one, and that would become my whole blog, or b) make a master legendary gifset of the entire series, broken down line by line, creating an endless-scrolling HIMYM graphic novel dashboard.
Immersion in “familiar fictional worlds” can provide the same psychological restoration as positive social interaction - such as improved willpower, concentration, and positive mood - without the negative stress effects of social interaction.
Engaging with familiar worlds also showed a stronger correlation with these positive effects than engaging with novel fictional worlds, or shows you haven’t seen before.
The fantasy draft and my first overnight librarian shift are tonight. I promised camiwillknow that I’d keep the chatter regarding one of those things to a minimum throughout the season. You can guess which one.
They’re airing an ad against Paul Ryan on the country stations. Country music listeners will hear about how Paul Ryan voted against funds for veterans’ medical and mental health benefits (including PTSD and suicide prevention resources).
As you know, military families and country music listeners are heavily overlapping cohorts, and they need to know that the GOP is not their friend.
My libertarian ring-wing conspiracy theorist off-the-grid homesteading white supremacist hippie cousin has birthed her clan’s first manchild. It’s called… wait for it… Franklin Beauregard [WASPlastname].
16 Bars in Chapel Hill/Carrboro that are better than Top'O, in the order I thought of them
Chapel Hill Underground
Orange County Social Club
He’s Not Here
East End Martini Bar
West End Wine Bar
Whatever PT’s is called now… the Lodge?
Bars in Chapel Hill that are not as good as Top’O:
And the actual best place to drink in Chapelboro:
The Weaver Street Market Lawn.
Open for consideration because this list only took me 10 minutes, so I know I’m forgetting something, and I left out a lot of places that are more restaurant and/or venue than true bar, but all of those are better than Top’O too.