|The Sunday Girl|
Author has written 4 stories for Sabrina, 1954, Anastasia, and Tudors.
'Oh! Every morning when I wake up and see there's another whole new day ahead, I just go absolutely APE!'
Gabrielle Simpson, protrayed by AUDREY HEPBURN, PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES (1964).
Hello everyone, from rainy Lancashire in the north of the United Kingdom! 'he name is Kate, and like most I'm an author-in-waiting (well, hopefully). If you are wondering, my name 'The Sunday Girl' is because Sunday happens to be my favourite day. 'Girl' is plain obvious - I'm a female, duh! I just want to add that in a way I'm rather sexist, as most of my characters in my writings are women. This is due not for a liking of men (God, noooo!) but because I find it much easier to confey speech and emotion to females, being one myself. Plus, you'll find that some women make fantastic heroines. Take Audrey Hepburn, my icon; what a woman! Style icon, movie icon, brilliant actress, loving wife and mother, effortless taste, the sweetest manners, elegance, grace and poise - yet she suffered several miscarriages, two failed marriages (1. to a control-freak, 2. to an Italian playboy) and a depreived childhood set in the horrific backdrop of Nazi-occupied Holland, starved, anemic, anorexic with jaudice and eating disorders. I'm yet to meet a person who does NOT call that heartbreaking, inspiring, pheonomical and writing gold.
Favourites - TV: The Tudors, Glee, America's Next Top Model, Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model, anything about Russia/WWI/Tudors/British Monarchy in docs., Gossip Girl, The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Frasier.
Film: The Young Victoria, The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Lady Jane, Anne of a Thousand Days, Cleopatra, ALL Harry Potters, Twilight & Eclipse (too much Jacob to like New Moon), Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Moulin Rouge, Sissi (the 1950s trio, of course), The King's Speech, The Duchess and each and every Audrey Hepburn movie from Roman Holiday to Wait until Dark.
Book: Wow, this is HARD! To name a *few* - The Other Boleyn Girl & The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory, The Lost Crown by Sarah Miller, The Queen's Governess by Karen Harper and The Luxe & Bright Young Things sagas by Anne Godbersen are my favourites!
Actress: AUDREY HEPBURN!! Oh, you already knew that? LOL. Also The Two Nats - Natalie Portman and Natalie Dormer (TOBG & The Tudors), Helena Bonham Carter (Lady Jane, Harry Potter & Alice in Wonderland) & Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors).
Fashion Icon: Emma Watson is so classy. I also like Leighton Meester, Coco Chanel & Audrey.
Men: Robert Pattinson, Michael McIntrye (that hair :O...), JIM STURGESS... would write more but I've drooled on my keyboard. :P
'This is it. The[ office there, I live here, and uh, the terrace is out there. That rather grotesque object looming so formidably on the horizon is the Eiffel Tower. I had it moved there to remind me what town I'm in. If it offends you, of course, I'll have it taken away again.'
- Richard Benson, protrayed by WILLIAM HOLDEN, PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES (1964).
YOUR GUY SIDE:
You love hoodies.
YOUR GIRL SIDE:
You wear lip gloss/stick.
You wear/wore skateboarding shoes.
I'm a GIRL (duh!) and I'm a GEEK (double duh! :D).
Favourite pairings EVER!
Anne Boleyn & Henry Percy.
Mary Boleyn & William Stafford.
George Boleyn & Mary Tudor (it could've worked).
Catherine of Aragon & Arthur, Prince of Wales (Henry's big bro, died in 1502).
Katherine Howard & Thomas Culpeper.
Henry Tudor & Jane Seymour.
Elizabeth Tudor & Robert Dudley (The Virgin Queen, not so much).
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia & Princess Alix of Hesse (Alexandra Feodorovna).
Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Queen Victoria & Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (so utterly perfect).
Audrey Hepburn & Mel Ferrer.
I AM COMPLETELY AND UTTERLY AGAINST GEORGE BOLEYN BEING GAY.
I just don't believe he was. You can have your own opinion, that's fine, but I just can't believe that he was. There's no evidence for it other than in a few biographies which use untrustworthy sources. Philippa Gregory and The Tudors are the only others I've ever come across using the idea of a romance between George and Francis Weston (this was actually the only reason I disliked The Tudors in any way, and TOBG book didn't impress me as much as I thought it would (I do like it though) from the beginning anyway). I believe firmly that George just had a bad marriage arranged to gain power by his father and uncle and did like women, but not Jane Parker, who was so ridden of love from a marriage she herself was happy to be in that she invented George's convictions of incest as 'revenge'. George was straight, and that is that! (for me) :)
[Touching the cleft of his chin] 'How do you shave in there?'
- Regina Lampert, protrayed by AUDREY HEPBURN, opposite CARY GRANT, CHARADE (1963).
ANYWAY, onto writing. I LOVE Historical fiction. It's full of war, drama, love, style, etc. etc. That's what I use my Fictionpress account for (the links somewhere...). However, i made this account because I love to read and watch movies, and I feel inspired when I watch movies to create tales of alternate endings, sequels, what-ifs? and so and so. Think of it as I'm broadening my horizons. Anyhow, look for me in certain places, like the SABRINA (1954, of course), ROMAN HOLIDAY, THE TUDORS, ANASTASIA, THE LUXE, HARRY POTTER and maybe the odd other. I like to stick to what I enjoy and what I'm good at, and most of these are either in that 'historical' department, or for enjoyment. The key, in my opinion, to good writing is something that entralls you, keeps you hooked, makes you want to write about it. Those are my goals for my writing.
'It's useful being the top banana in the shock department.'
- Holly Golightley, protrayed by AUDREY HEPBURN, opposite GEORGE PEPPARD, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S (1961).
My first 'novel', not one that will be published on here, is in mid-way, about Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria Princess Royal, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia. It's historical and romantic, with a dash of style, about loyalty, love, new beginnings, accepting change and following your own mind when everyone else says 'NO'. The working title is 'THE ROSES WILL BLOOM'. Obviously, it has a sprinkle of flowers involved, which is a nice touch close to heart as myself likes flowers, too. I'm also wanting to write about Bloody Mary, Queen Mary I (Henry VIII's eldest daughter from Catherine of Aragon), and her childhood through the divorce, second marriage, disgrace of her mother and being made to serve her stepsister, Elizabeth. Look out for that perhaps soon, in THE TUDORS section. Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour also interest me on doing a novel about the two, and another about Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard. Something ANASTASIA related plagues me too, and that might just get written down, too.
Yes, it did. Angelic Surviours is stored in the 'Anastasia' section of 'Movies'. Although it does not follow the awesome movie, it seemed best to post it there. So far (18/08/11) three chapters are up, the fourth on the way - EDIT: 03/09/11, story is completed with an epilogue! - It's going great. It's tells the tale of the survivial of not only Anastasia, but her sisters Olga, Tatiana and Maria, and her brother Alexei, from the murder of the 17th July 1918, helped by a guard named Ivan Skorokhodov (Sk-oro-ko-dov), who really existed, and was a guard for the prison of the family until late June. He was caught sharing a cake with Maria (an innocent birthday gift) in the kitchens by a commandant and dismissed. Nothing else is known of him, but his role of sympathising with the family and having a liking of Maria suits my story and so I used him as the children's 'saviour'. If you have the time, please check it out, and leave a review.
Here is a banner I made for it;
Wow, this is a long profile. Anyway, my third work is in the 'Tudors' section. I recently watched The Other Boleyn Girl again (2008, Nat. P/Scar. J/Eric. B) and felt heartbroken when George Boleyn died. How could someone so innocent, kind and thoughtful as George (not to mention gorgeous) be killed a traitor of supposedly doing incest with his own flesh and blood! And on the word of Jane Parker! So I've come up with an 'AU' (alternate universe) when George falls in love with a Percy girl, sister to Henry who fell in love with Anne Boleyn. It begins at Christmas 1521 with Catherine 'Cat' Percy's entrance into Court, and goes on through the Henry P/Anne affair, the latter's banishment, return and capture of the King, Mary Boleyn's mistress time, the King's Great Matter, Anne as Queen and Anne falling from favour. That's quite a lot, but I'm sure I can do it. It's undergone what? four name changes but I've settled on Lady of the Falcons. (the Boleyn badge is a falcon *smiles as you go 'aahh!' (unless you know this, then, go you!)*)
Castlist for LADY OF THE FALCONS:
GEORGE BOLEYN - JIM STURGESS:
CATHERINE 'CAT' PERCY - CHARLOTTE SALT (darker hair):
ELIZABETH 'LIBBY' PERCY - ANITA BRIEM:
ANNE BOLEYN - NATALIE DORMER:
MARY BOLEYN - SCARLETT JOHANSSON:
HENRY PERCY - OLIVER COLEMAN:
HENRY TUDOR - JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS:
KATHERINE OF ARAGON - MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY:
JANE SEYMOUR - ANNABELLE WALLIS:
HENRY PERCY SR. - ANDREW MCNAIR:
CATHERINE PERCY SR. - JOELY RICHARDSON (yes, I know she was Katherine Parr, but we aren't touching her so...):
Everyone else is as they are in the show - apart from George's parents; THOMAS BOLEYN - MARK RYLANCE, and ELIZABETH BOLEYN - KRISTEN SCOTT THOMAS (amazing performance), which are the actors in their roles in The Other Boleyn Girl.
CAT'S WEDDING DRESS:
CAT'S WEDDING EARRINGS:
CAT'S WEDDING NECKLACE:
Expect more photographs as the story progresses. Y'know, sometimes I swear I was born in the wrong time. I was MADE to a Tudor princess, I'm telling you. Plus, I own no images :( (how I wish I owned that Jim Sturgess pic...yum!) :D
CHALLENGES I WOULD J'ADORE TO DO IN THE FUTURE:
WARNING - ALL ARE 'TUDORS' FANFICTION AND MOSTLY AU!
Layout: CHALLENGE TITLE: MY TITLE:
CHALLENGE SYNOPSIS: MY SYNOPSIS:
The Tudor Cuckoos - When The Cuckoos Come Out
Inspired by “The Midwich Cuckoos”. Shortly Anne Boleyn’s first miscarriage, Henry’s prayers for an heir are answered... in spades. One morning, Anne faints and can’t be woken for a full day. Several weeks after she wakes up, she begins to suspect that she might be pregnant, a suspicion that is later confirmed. However, Anne is not the only one to experience this event. Every woman that King Henry VIII ever slept with passed out on the same day and each of those women is now pregnant– including Katherine of Aragon.
Henry VIII's love is women is no secret. But it is also a little thing that wrecked havoc in 1534, when all six of the women who Henry bedded fall pregnant - including Katherine of Aragon. But just how is this possble, and why? The Cuckoos have come out to play, and play they shall!
The Marquess of Pembroke - Annamaria
Henry manages to annul the marriage after the trial but before Anne's execution. The annulment becomes public and the people rally around Anne to prevent her execution seeing as she couldn't have committed treason if she was never married to Henry. Anne reverts to her title as Marquess of Pembroke.
On 19th May 1536, Anne lies in a cell in the Tower. Dressed in grey, she awaits the constable to tell her it is time to go for her execution. But when he arrives, he comes with remarkable news; that she is free by the public demand, and is allowed to keep the title of Marquess of Pembroke. Walking out of the Tower a new woman, Anne knows she is lucky, and is determind to become respected and rich. But one thing stands in her way.
One Last Chance - A Time for Us
In episode 2.09, Anne held Elizabeth in her arms as she pleaded with Henry to give her one last chance, for their daughter's sake. What if her plea was able to get through to Henry, at least a little? Anne is able to convince Henry of her innocence but there is still the issue of the male heir to deal with so, although Henry agrees to give her a chance, it's a limited one and, if Anne fails to deliver, she isn't going to be given another chance.
'I shall visit your bed as I pleases me until you find you are with child. Then, you shall bear me a son. If it is a girl, a stillborn or a miscarriage, your fate shall be reinstalled. This is your last chance. This is not me bending to your silly demands as I have in the past; this is me being a kind Lord, of which you should be dearly thankful. But I warn you, do not cross me, for I will not be so forgiving towards you. It is either a male child in the cradle, or your head on the block.'
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - Seven Ladies for Seven Lords
The succession in England works somewhat differently. Instead of being a straight case of the eldest son inheriting the throne, any of the King's sons can be made heir to the throne, based on criteria chosen by the King - for example, the present King was designated heir to the throne after beating his brothers in a tennis tournament. The King is getting old and he is the father of seven sons, all of them waiting for him to designate his successor or to let them know what his choice will be based on. The old King decides that, in order to secure the succession, he will choose his heir based on one simple deciding factor: whichever one of them produces a legitimate child first will be named heir to the throne. None of his sons are married yet but that's something that will soon be rectified...
'The King needs an heir, so you all are to be married. The first to have a child will be the next King. Simple.' or is it? A game of matchmaker is an awful lot of fun, but in the Tudor era, fun comes at a dire cost. Behind the walls of England's most beautiful palaces, treachery, envy, alchemy and ambition will collide as seven lords and seven ladies are to be paired up in a race to be the next King and Queen of England.
Changeling - The Changeling Conspirators
September 1533. Although Henry VIII is incredibly confident that Anne is carrying a son, Papa Boleyn doesn't share his optimism and knows that it could ruin everything if Anne has a girl instead of the boy Henry wants. Clever (if nasty) chap that he is, he thinks of a contingency plan for the worst case scenario and makes arrangements to have a newborn boy smuggled into the Queen's apartment when Anne goes into labour with Elizabeth, bribing the midwives generously to secure their cooperation. A delighted Henry is told that his wife has given birth to twins; the prince he longs for and a princess as a bonus. The only people who know otherwise are Papa Boleyn, and the woman who shares an intense rivalry with Henry's second Queen, and would do anything for the man she loves; Anne sister - Mary.
'Anne has given birth to a daughter and a son.' 'Are they both her's?' 'You stupid girl, of course they are!' 'Are they truly? Or this just another of your plots?' She was right. No one knew of how far this man would go to secure power. If it meant planting a changeling boy, he would do it. And when he did, he had no idea that the reason his power would crumble was not of hatred or tiring, but because of a sibling rivalry.
King Francis in Shining Armour - A Knight and His Damsel
In episode 2.09, Anne could sense the trouble brewing at court and she appealed to the French ambassador to help her. What if he did? What if he sent word to King Francis, who decided to be chivalrous to a lady in distress and come to Anne's aid? Essentially, King Francis pledges himself as Anne's knight in shining armour, resolving to protect her and giving his ambassador instructions to that effect. When the French ambassador hears rumours that Anne may be killed to make room for Jane Seymour, he decides to take action, arranging for her and little Elizabeth to be abducted and smuggled out of England to France and King Francis' protection.
'My Lord, King Henri is to chop off her head.' 'No!' the French King roared. 'She must come here! AT ONCE!' That one order fuelled not only a political strife but a match that would change history forever.
The Returnees - The Life Collectors
Shortly after Elizabeth's birth, Anne and Henry are out walking in the gardens together, with a couple of courtiers and ladies-in-waiting attending them, when a brilliant flash of light nearly blinds them all. When the light fades, Anne has disappeared, seemingly into thin air. Henry orders searches but no trace of Anne can be found. Even the path shows no sign of footsteps that would indicate that she ran off or that somebody else might have come and snatched her, or anything like that. She's just gone. Not less than two years and not more than ten years later, a massive ball of brilliant white light appears over the gardens of Whitehall Palace during a nighttime revel, hovering there. Henry, along with all of the court, watches in awe and confusion as the ball of light seems to implode. When the light fades, Anne is back... and she's brought some friends, others who have disappeared at various points over the past century or so, none of whom have any memory of where they have been, or who have aged a day since their disappearances.
She left in a light and arrived in one - with a gap of seven years. With no explanation and no memory, Anne Boleyn and a host of others known to have either died or disappeared return to the English Court to find the country and the King much changed. Their return brings intrigue and danger to the already deceitful Court, and a sense that nowhere and no one is safe from the demons they call the Life Collectors.
My Lady Anne Percy - The Percy Inheritance
What if Anne Boleyn managed to marry Henry Percy and stay married to him? What if she didn't become Queen of England, but instead Countess of Northumberland? How would that have changed things?
'Mama?' asks Annie, looking too small for her new court gown. 'How did you and Papa meet?' and then I begin to think, and all the tale of how I defied my kin and followed my heart unravels. With my girlies at my feet, I tell them the story of the wild younger Boleyn girl and the lovable elder Percy boy, and how they staked it all for one another. I tell them the tale of the Percy Inheritance.
Mary, Queen of Fortune - The Boleyn Bequest*
What if, whilst Anne was in confinement (either with Elizabeth or with one of the sons she later miscarried), The Duke of Norfolk pushed Mary Boleyn back into King Henry's bed instead of Madge Shelton? What if Henry fell back in love with Mary Boleyn, so much so, that when he began to tire of Anne, he married her rather than Jane Seymour? Replaced Anne with her own sister? How would the Boleyns and Howards react? * Bequest means inheritance in fancy talk ;)
He was lonely. She was widowed. His wife was in confinement. Her husband was dead. It started as resuming a love affair, but ended quite differently. This is the story of Mary - once just the other Boleyn girl - and the Boleyn bequest that tore apart a kingdom.
My Divine Ex-Wives - The Divine and The Devout
The year is 1536 and the Olympian Gods have decided to expand their numbers. After scouring the ranks of the recently deceased, there are two candidates who are front-runners for the job; Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn and both ladies find themselves recruited as the pantheon's newest deities. Henry may have made himself Supreme Head of the Church of England but his late ex-wives have managed to do considerably better than he has and are now goddesses.
‘I am the Supreme Head of the Church! No one can do better than me!’ but, oh, King Henry, how wrong you are. Because up above in the one place it all counts are two former wives of yours watching your reign, with the ability to crush it. You think being Head of the Church is good - but your two wives have done so much better.
She's All That - A Royal Renovation
Anne Boleyn is young, beautiful and popular. She has also just broken up with her boyfriend after he became betrothed to someone else. Not too upset she makes a bet with best friends Jane (and Katherine?) that she can make anyone Henry VII's annual May King (she's the shoo in Queen). Who do the others choose for her to transform but Prince Henry. Sure he's the future King, but he's also the biggest loser around and all the girls were thankful that he was probably going to marry a foreign princess. Hint, highly unpopular Henry.
‘I can make Prince Henry the May King. Just watch me.’ But I was a stupid girl. I never knew that that would change my life forever, and how easy it was to fall pray to the worst demon of all; love.
The Wives Reversal -
What if the wives order was reversed? Catherine Parr then Catherine Howard, then Anne of Cleves, then Jane Seymour, then Anne Boleyn, then Katherine of Aragon. How would this affect the wives fates and their childrens? Would this change England for better or worse?
Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived. D’Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, Parr. Or was it? Hera, the Greek Goddess of Marriage, makes a tragic mistake and has the wives reversed. Will this change English history for better or for worse?
The Wishes of Women Scorned - Six Wishes, Six Scorned
It’s no secret that Henry hates his wives in one way or another. What if their bitterness, anger and sadness called to the vengeance demon Anyanka who punish men by granting wishes? Wishes with a twist are her specialty…
With the extravagance and glory that comes with being Henry VIII’s Queen comes the tragedy and jealousy of being his wife. But a demon vows she can bring them revenge. In the era of mistrust and betrayal, the six wives of Henry VIII face a treasonous prospect - to be the leaders of the King’s downfall.
(WOW - big list! All are challenges I copied from the Tudors Challenge List that caught my eye. It might take me a while to get through them all, though. When I'm drawing to a close with LOTF - which I want to concentrate on - I'll upload a poll and ask you all to pick which one you like the most. The winner = my next fanfic!)
'Do you know, I've heard there are people who sleep with NOTHING on!'
- Princess Ann, protrayed by AUDREY HEPBURN, opposite GREGORY PECK, ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953).
She may have been a bitch, she rumoured to be a witch, but she changed England with her plan; I love Anne!
- Anne Boleyn, England's best Queen Consort. EVER.
Younger than me, more beautiful than me, married before me. I'm eclipsed! I'm the other Boleyn girl.
You are the King, my husband, so be one. - both TOBG, 2008.
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I Write Like by Mémoires,.
'The picture's terribly interesting - it's about about a lot of people who go to this party and decide not to play Scrabble, and go home again. It's called THE SCRABBLE GAME WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. His next one is about a girl who decides not to have a birthday party - it's called BLOW OUT NO CANDLES.'
- Gabrielle Simpson, protrayed by AUDREY HEPBURN, opposite WILLIAM HOLDEN, PARIS WHEN IT SIZZLES (1964).
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