aw, shit

Jul. 1st, 2016 08:36 pm
anghraine: portrait of cèsar de borja; text: il principe (cèsar [il principe])
The Borgias political AU is going to be a thing. I don't know what level of thing, but ... a Thing.

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Jun. 30th, 2016 06:24 pm
anghraine: portrait of cèsar de borja; text: il principe (cèsar [il principe])
I'm trying to finish the month-late chapter of we get dark, only to shine, but I'm enjoying the current plotbunny SO MUCH.

Again, if you're on Tumblr you already know, but the omnipresence in Borgias fandom of business and/or organized crime US-modern AUs + the shitshow of US politics rn got me thinking that politician!Borgias would be a near perfect fit. For one, they were primarily political figures irl, and some of Alexander VI's most unpopular actions:

1. Accepting large numbers of refugees (from the Inquisition)
2. Speaking Spanish (at court)
3. Ignoring traditional policy (esp in terms of nepotism)
4. Expanding papal authority

That would fit exactly???? into US politics at this moment. It would fit into a lot of people's politics, really, but the prevalence of US moderns is where the idea came from and what I know best, so. And it's just so easy to make it work. Like.

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anghraine: from the 2005 p&p: darcy standing at a piano while georgiana plays it (Default)

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