Please Welcome the 7th Cate Blanchett Birthday
Project | 2021
Every year for the past seven years, I’m gathering Cate Blanchett fans together in order to make something special for her birthday, from us fans.
This year, we payed a tribute for Cate by creating a cover for the song You Don’t Own Me (Org. Lesley Gore). This song, apart from the fact is known with Cate, is a feministic song that talks about women’s choice, women’s freedom and women’s power. Cate is known as a fenniest woman who chooses to put these values front and center whenever she talks and we appreciate that very much.
I would love to thank all of you fans, who chose to take part and sing. This year there are 34 fans from every corner of the world who took part and sang, played and even draw this year’s lovely poster.
From 34 participants from 22 different countries:
Eden (Israel), Alessandra (Brazil), Anna (Sweden), Irina (Romania), Blaze (Australia), Cate’s Secret (USA), Ella (South Africa), Lily (Canada), Eva (Czech republic), Evelyn Lu (China), Betul (Turkey), Fahria (Turkey), Maya (Turkey), Chiara (Italy), Mari (Italy), Ansi (The UK), Tess (The UK), Susan (Poland), Pauline (France), Sonja (France), Queen (Indonesia), Terra (Indonesia), Nina & Melitta (Hungary), Rixt (Netherlands), Andrea (Philippines), Angel (Philippines), Eirylle R (Philippines), Eloir (Philipines), Maizie (Philippines), Erich (Philippines), Kaylie (Philippines), Shey (Philippines), Pearl (Philippines).
Creator and Editor: Eden Shitrit (Israel)
On The Piano: Maya Kundakçı (Turkey)
On The Poster: Sonja Bottager (France)
Erich Gafielle Flores (Philippines)
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How these characters would react to you going into labor
Length: Short for each one
She panicked. Debbie intervened to calm her while Tammy helped you out to the van. Debbie had to get Lou to understand that it was ok for her to be scared but she needed to get her shit together to be there for you. Lou calmed enough to get herself to the Van where you and Tammy were waiting. Debbie came rushing out with the carseat and baby bag, reprimanding Lou that she better not forget the baby once he/she is here.
She remained calm. She grabbed the bags, the carseat, and the keys in one hand, with the other she took your hand in hers. She secured you in the car, made sure to find the quickest route to the hospital, and off you two went.
He grew nervous yet eager. He smiled at you asking if you were ready to go to the midwives or if you wanted to remain in the quarters longer. You stayed in the bedroom with him holding you, breathing with you, encouraging you until it was really time to go.
She put you in a trance out of selfish yet selfless reasons. She wanted you to not be in pain, but she also wanted to be able to freak out over how much her life is about to change without making you worry. Once she was calm and accepted that her baby was coming, she eased your trance enough to keep you pain free, but aware of what is happening.
She started to cry, she had been so ready for the baby to arrive and now it was time. She set the car up while you waited for Carisi to come take Noah with him. On the way to the hospital, Olivia couldn't stop telling you how happy she is and if you needed anything.
He panicked, he brought his Bike around instead of the car. You had to remind him that you couldn't put a newborn on a bike. Realizing his mistake, he went for the car. You stood outside waiting with Nat who groaned over how Steve would probably bring the wrong kid home from daycare one day. On the way to the hospital, Nat drove because Steve became a nervous wreck, while you remained calm.
He left without you. He was in such a panic that he just drove off, it was only until he thought you were too quiet did he realize you weren't in the car. He came back to find you standing outside with Sam, who then asked him how he could forget you. You were laughing as Sam helped you in the car. Sam reminded Bucky not to leave you or the baby behind at the hospital. Bucky nodded, apologized to you, then drove off....this time with you.
She had people sneak you in to her bedroom the moment she heard you were in labor. To the outside world, you were the lady in waiting who was going to have a mystery man's baby. To those who know, they know the baby is going to be yours and Elizabeth's. Elizabeth made everyone leave you two alone, she wanted this to be your and her moment, and only when it was needed would she allow the midwife to come in. Thanks to her calm demeanor, you remained as calm as you could be.
Rating: The fic overall is 🔞, but this chapter is tame
Universe: Elizabeth (1998) / The Golden Age (2007)
Pairing: Walsibeth (Walsingham/Elizabeth)
Description: Set post my original fanfic “Inconcessus Fructus” (and thus post the movie Elizabeth), “Mea Culpa” follows the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Walsingham, looking at the possible consequences of their actions. It jumps between different stages of their timeline, up to and including the second movie, The Golden Age. (This is a movie fanfic and utter historical nonsense. It’s based solely on Shekhar Kapur’s vision, with the characters based on the ones portrayed in the films. No history was harmed in the making of this fanfic.)
Ao3 link: Chapter 14 on Ao3
Download PDF: Chapter 14 - Lament
Other PDF chapter downloads:
Chapter 13 - Anguis in herba
Chapter 12 - The Wheel Turns
Chapter 11 - Gambit (optional add-on to chapter 11 HERE)
Chapter 10 - The Bastard
Chapter 9 - Fear
Chapter 8 - Judgment
Chapter 7 - Addiction
Chapter 6 - Mortal
Chapter 5 - Faux Pas
Chapter 4 - Hypocrisy
Chapter 3 - Dangerous Games
Chapter 2 - Traitors
Prologue and Chapter 1 - Voyeur
And the fic that started it all (rated 15, sex but not detailed):
And a PWP one-shot that could be an optional extra to a later chapter (rated 18, unashamedly explicit):
In perpetuum et unum diem
If you’re still on LJ, I also continue to post the links in the ol’ Walsibeth comm: https://walsibeth.livejournal.com/
There are so many posts going around about movies people would love a 4 hour cut of and ofc I’m like.... 4 hours of “Elizabeth” please! But with a director like Kapur, who is a constant dabbler, who even says on the audio commentary of the film that there are so many bits he’d like to go back and change, I doubt we’d ever get a 4 hour cut out of him. He’d just be tinkering with it forever.
I recall on the audio commentary that Shekhar Kapur said they started filming “Elizabeth” with draft 4 of the script and ended up on draft 12A, or something ridiculous...?? The cast and crew must have despaired! So much was filmed then cut, I imagine there must be mountains of footage from old drafts and edits tucked away somewhere. It probably wouldn’t make a coherent movie but I’d watch the fuck out of it anyway!
There are still a few nods back to former cuts and drafts in the published screenplay and the novel, like (I’ll start with my fave... my pansexual slutboi Wals in a bordello, ffs!):
And let’s throw in Mary Queen of Scots already, we don’t have enough conspiracies:
And an extended coronation scene:
What’s that, you say, we need more conspiracies?? (There are traces of this in that small scene where Dudley is all teary eyed and Norfolk shouts across the room “Lord Robert, we are amazed you show your face at court!” or something like that... Men are whispering in the background about him being found in another woman’s bed and stuff.)
And there were moments like this - the Queen and Norfolk passive aggressively facing-off; a final olive branch offered but not accepted:
And let’s not forget the steamy Wals and Mary-of-Guise sex scene they stole from me the movie:
It ends there in the published screenplay but in the novelisation it is full on hot secks. I think the scene we have is sexy enough, tbh. (And listening to the audio commentary by the director, it sounds like Fanny Ardant would have had none of that, anyway. They needed a body double just for her dead-and-naked on the bed scene!)
Finally, I share this again from the novel because Wals saving Bess just makes my heart sing, though I cannot imagine how they would film this. Getting poor old Geoff to walk across a load of moving boats and sweep Cate Blanchett up into his arms would have been a big ask. ;) But I love the idea of it...
Here’s some Geoffrey Rush photos from 2007 from various points of his touring about to promote “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”.
I met him for the first time during this period so it’s a special era for me. He was an absolute doll. (I also got to meet Shekhar Kapur, he was cool as well! Who else can I thank for that delectable Walsingham in “Elizabeth” 1998??)