Monday, November 25, 2019

Fall 2019 Giveaway!

This may become a tradition . . .
We are having a GIVEAWAY RE-RUN! Last year, we had this same giveaway, but let's do it again for 2019. The saying goes "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

We love celebrating holidays, but as much as the retail marketers tell us that it's time for Santa, we say wait a minute! SLOW DOWN! For us here in the US, we have still have one of our favorite stuff-your-face holidays to look forward to! American Thanksgiving! And what better way to honor it, but by offering a cookbook containing early-American recipes (co-authored and illustrated by a big All Souls fan; she designed the ASC 2017 badge), and the book telling us about our favorite early-American vampire? Since we are feeling so revolutionary, we are going to make this an international giveaway. Not so traitorous, after all -- eh, England? 😏

Up for grabs: 
  1. A Thyme to Discover -- Here's the write-up on A Thyme to Discover: Revive your inner pilgrim and master the art of colonial cooking with sixty recipes celebrating America's earliest days!

    From their voyage on the Mayflower to the days of the American Revolution, early American settlers struggled to survive in the New World. Join us as we travel through time and discover how our forefathers fed their families and grew a nation, from eating nuts and berries to preparing fantastic feasts of seafood and venison, and learn how you can cook like them, too!

    With gorgeous and whimsical hand-drawn illustrations from beginning to end, A Thyme to Discover, spanning the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, is an illustrated historical cookbook for foodies, history buffs, and Americans alike. Cohen and Graves reimagine old original colonial recipes from pilgrims, presidents, and Native Americans, and modify them to suit modern palates and tastes. Arranged chronologically as the English settlers cooked and ate their way into becoming Americans, these deliciously historical recipes include:

    * The First Thanksgiving, 1621: "Venison over Wild Rice Cakes" and "Pumpkin Pudding with Rum Sauce" *Alexander Hamilton's "Beef Stew with Apple Brandy" and Abraham Lincoln's "Chicken Fricasee" * Rhode Island's "Bacon-Kissed Clam Cakes" and Massachusett's "Chowdahhhhh" * Forefather's Day, 1749: "Sufferin' Succcotash with Buttered Lobster" * Jim Beam's "Bourbon Oatmeal Raisin Cookies"
  2.  And, yes! We're throwing in a 1st edition (signed by Deborah Harkness) US hardcover of Time's Convert, too! 
As usual, we've provided several ways to enter! You'll have one mandatory entry, a trivia question, optional social media follows, and you can also tweet about this daily for more entries -- do one, some, or all! This giveaway is open our international audience. Make sure you read the terms/conditions at the bottom of the post, and enter below!

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•  Contest ends the night of the 2nd of December 2019 at 11:59pm.  Clock is set for EST.  Check for time zone differences!
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•  Please know that we will never use your information to spam you, nor will we sell it to another outlet.  We hate that, we know you do too. πŸ˜–
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•   Point system correlates to how many entries you are given.  Example: if you respond correctly to a trivia question (if the contest includes them) worth 3 points, you will be given 3 entries.  Yes, we check the answers! ;)
•  We reserve the right to disqualify entrants to who do not meet the specified criteria. 
•  Winner will be chosen by random drawing (using the Rafflecopter app) at contest end.  Provided all the entry requirements are met (trivia answer[s] are correct, or social media entry verifies), the winner will be contacted via email within 72 hours of contest end, and will have an additional 72 hours to respond afterwards. If there is no response, or the selected entrant fails to meet criteria, a new winner will be chosen and notified using the same method mentioned above.
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•  This contest is open internationally.  If a contest winner is chosen outside of the US, mail may be delayed depending on location of the recipient.  Please be patient, we'll make sure it arrives safely!

If you have any additional questions re: this giveaway, feel free to send us an email!  Email us at promosA4C@gmail.com - Subject: "Fall 2019"


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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 61! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 35 of Shadow of Night

"Beware the witch with the blood of the ..." Wait! How'd did that prophecy go? 😜

Take 61 - The One With the Prophecy

Description: Diana finds herself tied up, and negotiating with two creatures who have decided they hate her, and want her gone. When we first open this chapter, it's hard to say how she'll wriggle herself out of this mess. As we saw in A Discovery of Witches, in the oubliette scene, a flash to her past brings clarity to who she is and what she's capable of. No need for Matthew, here! “You’ve always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.”– Glinda (The Good Witch), The Wizard of Oz

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way as episodes are released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

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Listen:

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1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.
Paulus Hector Mair, de arte athletica, 1540's - We're sure the crazed duo thought they looked as noble as the above!

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By the segment . . .
  • (00:00) Thank you, Melanie Nelson! Wasn't that an awesome intro?!
  • (00:29) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (02:51) Discusser emails/Speakpipe - Thank you, Beth, Rachel, and Caroline
  • (10:15) Main discussion - see topic below - Sponsored by Cynthia Poch
  • (51:54) Housekeeping - Thank you Orffmusicteacher723 (podcast reviewer), Chloe & B! Sponsored by Zoe Gibson
  • (59:23) Save It For the Show - Topic: Leaked Photos! Sponsored by Meriad Mills
  • (1:07:20) Promo break - scroll down, or click here to get a hold of us and/or become a Discusser -- information on joining our Facebook group also located on that page. Those of you with US numbers can text ADOW to 444999 to become a Discusser. 
  • (1:08:52) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Topic:  
Chapter 35, Shadow of Night
  • We open with Diana negotiating with terrorists! ⚠️
  • At least try to soften Louisa up, Diana? Negotiation 101!
  • These two creatures — no reason in the world any negotiation would work.
  • The threats escalate quickly! 😳
  • Louisa has a tolerance for blood rage and opium! 🀀
  • Ysabeau’s ring! Louisa claimed this trinket back (so, there was a broken finger involved)
  • Louisa is convinced once Matthew’s eyes are opened, he’ll be happy to see Diana dead.
  • How long have blood rage vampires have had the stigma placed on them? 
  • A Domenico tangent! We don’t mind!
  • Angela theorizes that Matthew has empathy for broken creatures like Kit and Louisa.
  • The third eye opens up! Oh right, Diana! You can do that! πŸ‘
  • Louisa got a hold of a horse….what could go wrong? πŸ‡
  • Diana takes a day-dream break and visits with her younger self and Stephen
  • OK…the time-loop talk. Hang on….we are trying to unspool the timeline here . .  . πŸ•°
  • Diana had her dragon from an early age. Stephen and Corra had already met!
  • Stephen is very HONEST. “Nope!”
  • We discuss the arc and what was in it and relate it to another part of the trilogy
  • Does Corra skip across timelines?
  • Diana is creating some magic from her blood…where is this leading?
  • BAM! Just when Diana is getting herself loose, Kit strikes!πŸ—‘
  • Think. Stay alive.
  • Diana grows WINGS! And a dragon head….πŸ‰
  • Do Philippe and Goody know each? We don’t underestimate either of them.
  • Corra sets Diana loose, and down below while Diana floats up, Kit and Louisa crash! We imagine this scene to be cartoon-ish.
  • Diana traps Kit and Louisa.
  • Diana decides to play fortune teller, and scares the crap out of these two!
  • Hancock comes in like the Tasmanian devil!
  • Diana: What prophecy?!!!
  • Henry and Jack arrive to see the show.
  • Whoops. Here comes Matthew. Walter and Pierre are not far behind.
  • Matthew notices Diana was hurt. He’s ANGRY! 😑 Jack calms him down.
  • Kit decides to accuse Diana of cuckolding Matthew. Kit: HOW DARE YOU, MADAME!
  • We discuss if Louisa would know if she knew if Diana carried the blood of the Lion, or was she guessing⁉️
  • Kit and Louisa are left to Hancock and Walter to be dealt with.
  • Back in the house of angry vampires and witches; Diana is healed by Susanna.
  • We theorize about why Matthew didn’t want to use his blood to heal Diana.
  • We wonder why Matthew didn’t share the prophecy earlier.
  • “… a deadly force drawing me into the darkness” and drawing us to the end. 
  • FIN.
Just in time for this chapter! Teresa Palmer happened to be filming this scene recently! Original post
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Friday, November 8, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 60! | Character Discussion on Baldwin Montclair

"Baldwin had been made a vampire in Roman times and had been Philippe’s favorite."

Take 60 - The One With the Favorite Son

Description: We've landed on an episode "on the tens!" We are diving into what we know, think, and speculate about Matthew's older brother, and Philippe's favorite son, Baldwin.

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way as episodes are released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

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Listen:

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1. Show notes:

For newcomers to the series:
  • Our Daemon Guides to the All Souls Trilogy are available for download: ADOW, SON, TBOL 
  • If you'd like a ready-reference from the author herself, be sure to download the All Souls Real-Time Reading companion (free e-book at online booksellers via Penguin and Headline books). For a more in-depth view of the trilogy, The World of All Souls is available at all major book sellers, as well as the continuation volume into this world, Time's Convert.
  • Deborah Harkness usually conducts a real-time reading on her Facebook Page (starting in September), and shares her posts across social media. Check out her website for all of her social media links, and of course all that she has to offer her readers! Be sure to sign up for her newsletter while you are there!
  • To see what's available on the web as far as the All Souls universe fandom, check our links page.
Trystan Gravelle as Baldwin Monclair on A Discovery of Witches TV
In this episode:
By the segment . . .
  • (00:15) Intro/Patreon sponsorship
  • (03:20) Main discussion - see topic below - Sponsored by Meriad Mills
  • (44:20) Housekeeping - Thank you,  Chloe and reviewer Majahswish! Sponsored by Zoe Gibson
  • (49:40) Save It For the Show - Topic: Future Book Speculation! Sponsored by Cynthia Poch
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  • (1:00:55) Last thoughts/Outro. 
Topic
Character Study - Baldwin Montclair 
  • We discuss Baldwin’s crashing into A Discovery of Witches (the novel), and Angela and Jean are forever changed.
  • Hot Ginger Vampire is born!
  • Michael Fassbender — what’s he got to do with this?! πŸ’•
  • Our fan-casting adventures in 2012 ...
  • The Knights of Lazarus speech - it was full of history, and it gave us a picture of the Knight's duties and responsibilities; “The Knights don’t come to their master’s aid because of a love affair gone wrong, Matthew. We fought at the Battle of Acre. We helped the Albigensian heretics resist the northerners. [...]”
  • The gambit speech did it for Jean. “The Congregation let you go for some reason of their own. Make your next move before they make theirs. Don’t wait your turn like a good girl, and don’t be duped into thinking your current freedom means you’re safe. Decide what to do to survive, and do it.”
  • How we all relate to Baldwin
  • We discuss the times we see Baldwin have emotions.
  • We talk about Matthew’s non-reactions at some of Baldwin’s actions.
  • Being made in Roman Times - Jean gives us a historical synopsis around the time Baldwin was turned.
  • His love life! What we don’t know…what we do know!
  • He was 30 when he was turned, he’s a Leo . . . there! We started his Tinder profile!
  • Baldwin at some point grew tired of fighting, and started crushing empires via financial markets.
  • We decided that in A Discovery of Witches, Baldwin was Philippe’s proxy.
  • We talk about Baldwin’s personality vs. Philippe’s charm.
  • Baldwin’s beliefs vs. Matthew's.
  • Baldwin’s mind-set, and how he doesn’t prioritize emotions - low EQ is our diagnosis πŸ€”
  • Our introduction to TV Baldwin!
  • Trystan is rather expressive, facially.
  • His entry into the congregation — that was a wonderful scene!
  • The TV show bringing us new perspective into the book.
  • Who on his phone contact list is labeled “What now?!” - we guess Ysabeau! πŸ˜‚
  • Jean wonders what triggered Baldwin to give up war and head to numbers . . .
  • Angela cannot wait to get to the Book of Life and examine Baldwin some more. That's coming sooner than we think!
Can't help but wonder if this is what one of Baldwin's relationships looks like?
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* "Save it for the Show" segment introduction voice-over by Devyn Grendell  
* Cover art (+ all variations associated w/ it): © Daemons Domain 
* The term "unofficial" is explained in our disclaimer located in Terms of Use - item 14.
* The Daemons Discuss podcast is hosted and produced by the owners (Angela, Jean and Valerie) of Daemons Domain and can also be found by entering the url http://www.DaemonsDiscuss.com in your browser, (listed on the various podcast syndicates like iTunes, Stitcher, etc.) which will redirect you back to the parent site, Daemons Domain.
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* Our episode titles are a loving tribute to the show "Friends" just 'cause we love Friends and - let's face it - it's easier! Here's how one of the show creators explains their reasoning:
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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween! The Theme is Green - A Giveaway!

Since the theme is green, are we really surprised that Sarah's witchball would take center stage?
πŸŽƒ Happy Halloween, everyone! Here's a treat! 

This year, our theme is GREEN! When we think of green, we think of The Book of Life (in this universe, anyway)! So, of course, we are including a signed copy of Book 3 of the Trilogy. In Book 3, we are introduced to Sarah's mascot (who rides like the wind on her New Broom) -- the infamous witchball . . . and will you look at that? She happens to also be GREEN! Thus, we are throwing in some witchball inspired swag in the prize package!

As usual, we've provided several ways to enter! You'll have one mandatory entry, a trivia question, optional social media follows, and you can also tweet about this daily for more entries -- do one, some, or all! This giveaway is open our international audience. Make sure you read the terms/conditions at the bottom of the post, and enter below!

Up for grabs:
  • πŸ‘» The Book of Life (Penguin paperback signed by Deborah Harkness)
  • πŸ§™πŸ»‍♀️ Witchball Socks from our Redbubble Shop ⟵Click to see! "Super soft and stretchy knit crew socks, socks fit: men's US size 3.5-12, women's US size 5-14, UK size 4-11.5, EU size 36-46, knit with reinforced toe and heel, with extra cushioning in the sole"
  • πŸ§›πŸ»‍♂️ A witchball sticker AND magnet! Just like it states, you get a cute little sticker, and a matching magnet! We Daemons love to display the magnets on our cars and refrigerators!.
Update! Congratulations, Elena!


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

All Souls Discussion Group 2019 Real-Time-Read Giveaway!



Welcome, one and all members of the All Souls Discussion Group (ASDG)!

We at Daemons Domain hate to see our creature-hood diminished; it seems to be ALWAYS about the witches and the vampires 😀! Therefore, we are going to take a stand by forcing you to focus your attention on the daemons in the story. You know. The ones that you may have otherwise skimmed over ... mmm hmm 🀨 -- we see you! For that, we're holding this daemon-themed giveaway with the Mod-Squad at ASDG! Did that get your attention? 😬

Let's begin! For one of you (it could be YOU), we are going to start you off with this lovely Daemon tote bag to place all of your prizes in:

Witches timewalk, Daemons ditch drive!πŸ˜‰
As we journey through the story and meet the daemons, new prizes will be revealed . . .


Up for grabs:
  • A Daemon tote 😈
  • Six alchemical buttons - HAPPY AGATHA DAY πŸ‘‘!  Revealed on the 23rd of September, 2019 - On this banner daemon day, we reveal this set of 6 buttons depicting different alchemical images; these beauties first popped up at the release of Shadow of Night in 2012 in the US. Viking offered these along with 1st edition copies for book bloggers to give out across the web. We saw them again during the release of The Book of Life, and as goodies in All Souls Con attendee gift bags! And now, for one lucky winner, they're back!
  • A Bodleian Library bookmark - HAPPY HAMISH DAY ♜! Revealed on the 26th of September, 2019 - This bookmark features the oath - "I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, nor to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library, or kindle therein, any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I promise to obey all rules of the Library."
  • A Time's Convert Journal - HAPPY TIMOTHY DAY! ☕️ Revealed on the 5th of October, 2019  This was promotional material from Headline Books when Time's Convert released. This rare swag gem is a great place to store your thoughts, musings, recipes...keep track of who's who in the series -- it's all up to (cross-fingers) you!
  • 🌟BONUS!🌟 - 🎨 Prints from Belia Simm and Karin StarπŸ–Œ (of All Souls Illustrated)! Revealed on the 9th of October, 2019  These two daemon artists love All Souls, and love to create lovely images based on it! You lucky potential winner, you!
  • A A Discovery of Witches TV (official) water bottle & Diana's Commonplace Book (signed by Deborah Harkness) - 🏺HAPPY SOPHIE AND NATHANIEL DAY! πŸ’»
    Revealed on the 22nd of October, 2019  The official water bottle of cast and crew + one of the original commonplace books as they first appeared as promotional items for The Book of Life release in 2014.
  • Last minute add-on: A WITCH BALL STICKER AND MAGNET!
There will be one mandatory entry (your name -- the one you use on your Facebook profile in the group), but we've provided several other ways to gain more entries! We have optional social media follows, and you'll be able to tweet about this daily for more entries -- do one, some, or all! This giveaway is open everyone in ASDG. Make sure you read the terms/conditions at the bottom of the post, and enter below! Good luck to all of you! πŸ€

Update - 18 Nov 2019:
Congratulations Aditi J!

Aditi's post in ASDG - obscured for privacy and to adhere to group rules 😁
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Daemons Discuss - Podcast: Take 59! | Chapter Discussion about the All Souls Trilogy; Chapter 33 & 34 of Shadow of Night

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Take 59 - The One With the Twisted Sister

Description: In this double feature episode covering two chapters of Shadow of Night, we look at the dangerous creatures in and around Diana Bishop & Matthew Clairmont's lives. First, we are confronted with the anomaly that has gotten away from the de Clermonts, and landed into the hands of Peter Knox (and Gerbert!); poor Pavel! Second, we are launched back to Tudor England, to manage the temper-ridden monarch, and meet Matthew's legendary sister, Louisa de Clermont. She's using our resident love-sick, unstable, drugged-out, tale-telling, finger-pointing daemon as her guide. Strap in!

SPOILER ALERT! We (The Daemons) approach this podcast with an assumption that the listener has read All Souls universe books, including the trilogy (A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life), and  Time's Convert + snippits from The World of All Souls. If you haven't, and you don't mind, we certainly don't mind!  Please be advised, we will approach the television series (A Discovery of Witches) the same way as episodes are released in the US/Canada. 😊  Let's do this. *Note - this podcast is labeled 'explicit'

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  • (1:53:48) Last thoughts/Outro.  
An example of the Queen's first victim πŸ˜‚
Topic:  
Chapter 33, Shadow of Night - Prague, 2010
  • We’re still in Prague! With Peter, no less! Boo!
  • Peter has a patsy named Pavel.
  • According to our calculations, based on the material provided in this chapter, Peter was in his 80’s! Stephen would’ve been not too far behind! That’s what happens when bored fans have time 😜
  • Congregation: Old ways vs. new ways.
  • Pavel seems to be quite the character!
  • Val sucks at Latin (bygones!)
  • 1989 is when communism fell in Prague … we wonder if this is why the letter got transferred over to this library.
  • The letter from Rabbi Loew — to Benjamin.
  • This is turning out to be a lot of information in Peter’s hands! YIKES😱
  • The three pages . . . Benjamin is looking for it too!
  • The “loving friend” bit! Was Rabbi hoodwinked by Benjamin? πŸ˜’
  • You did well, Pavel *pat-pat* as a reward, a STROKE! Yay! 🀯
  • Peter can justify his actions by telling himself he was more kind than a vampire!πŸ˜‡
  • Peter calls our pal Gerbert! Gerbert is trying to put on a calm front, but Peter knows something’s up.
  • We devolve into a weird Gerbert admiration session — please excuse us! πŸ–€
  • Peter relays his findings, and Gerbert is pretending not to care.
  • Peter demands to know who Benjamin was -- *raises 6 hands* oh, oh! We know!!!
  • It’s out! Benjamin belongs to Matthew . . . kind of.
  • Peter starts his wall with strings/connections/evidence to justify action. Gerbert: “yawn.”
  • The blood rage talk, but they don’t know Matthew has it!
  • Can Peter time-walk? Signs point to no.
  • Peter contemplates storming the de Clermont castle! Gerbert: “That’s dumb” πŸ™„
  • Peter has justice on his side, he’s a bit deluded.
  • Gerbert: “while you’re going, may as well kill someone for killing my Juliette!” Peter: “That was easy!”
  • So they plan a raid of Sept-Tours, and we're whisked back to the past. Wait -- wut?!! We wanna know about the raid! 😧
Chapter 34, Shadow of Night - England, 1691
  • "YOU FAILED ME!" We love this scene! πŸ‘ΈπŸ»
  • The Queen is upset. Time for Noblety™ music! πŸ‘‘
  • Diana speaks too much, so says the Queen. Sometimes, we think so too, Lizzie.
  • Bess Throckmorton has caught Walter’s eye! πŸ–€
  • The Queen’s temper was apparently legendary, and we have rare empathy for the queen due to our rough weeks at work. 🀨 "Queen Elizabeth I was notorious for her bad temper. She swore and cursed, and allegedly threw a slipper at one of her courtiers and spat on another because she didn't like the way they dressed!" - Source: These Facts on Queen Elizabeth the First are Too Good to Pass Up
  • Matthew’s bullsh*t (we love you, Matthew!)
  • Lord Burghley manages the Queen very well!
  • The tennis match in court!
  • Val still thinks that the Queen had a crush, and they totally did it in her head.
  • The Queen’s tone changed . . . Maybe Matthew won’t die after all!
  • Then there were three. Everyone else is shuffled out of the room. The sense of dread is real!
  • The act was all for show! The Queen seems a bit more reasonable behind closed doors. Much like modern-day politicians, play-acting seemed to be the thing to do.
  • We ditch out in the dentist office!🦷
  • The decay! Yikes! Elizabeth may have been patient zero with tooth decay.
  • Medieval Ambesol!
  • We try to imagine wearing medieval dress while pregnant — ugh. No.
  • Which book? 😬
  • The Lie! I know you bitches have been talking about me!
  • Diana gives the lie (kind of!)
  • The philosopher’s stone! It will save me! Who wants to tell her? Matthew will.
  • The Queen: Make me a vampire, then? Matthew: Yeah, no. Calm down, Lizzie.
  • Hey! The necklace! It’ll fix everything! They work out a pretty solution around the book, to appease Rudolf.
  • So, the book? Matthew: It means nothing! The Queen: Lies! Matthew: It means everything! The Queen: Bigger lies! πŸ“–
  • Time to handle the Ambassador . . .
  • Things are solved, Matthew sends Diana to go rest while he ties loose ends with the Queen
  • Pierre sends Annie to show Diana to the rooms — but HELLO, KIT.
  • The cold stare of a vampire πŸ§›πŸ»‍♀️— WAKE UP, DIANA!
  • The shovel Diana used to dig herself a deeper hole: a poem that Diana is familiar with.
  • We discuss why Diana would poke the bear.
  • The tilt yard! Wanna go? Us: NOooooooo, DIANA!!!!!🐎
  • Oprah: If it’s too good to be true, If it’s too good to be true, IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!
  • DANGER! 🚨
  • LOUISA!
  • KIT WANTS TO KILL YOU, DIANA! πŸ—‘
  • The drugs, the feeding, the scar … this has been going on for a while!
  • Finally, “think and stay alive…”
  • Louisa: “dude, let’s flip for her!”
  • FIN.
 Strahov Library, Prague
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