Note from bccmee: Hello! Today’s blogpost is courtesy of beengizzied who has generously shared her thoughts and given me the day off. Thanks bunches, beengizzied!
As for our “Words and Pictures” collaborative project, I’m still planning on having that completed by Saturday at the latest, and hopefully sooner.
Now over to beengizzied:
Rasputin, the svengali of the Russian court.
Guy of Gisborne, the svengali of … well … Guy lovers.
I know Sheriff Vasey might be the better candidate for “mad monk” status but thinking about Guy is just more fun.
I think Guy and Rasputin shared something dangerous that lurked behind their eyes.
Apart from the sexy eyeliner, Guy has other things in common with Rasputin. He was the muscle (if not the brains) behind the Nottingham administration and he was definitely one third of the Robin/Marian/Guy love triangle.
Guy and Rasputin were both in the centre of circles of powerful people and wannabe powerful people like the Black Knights. Both could be said to have been used and users. Rasputin had come from humble beginnings and Guy was working hard to try to claim his lost privilege. Also, Rasputin had special powers and Guy had very special leather pants.
Women. Well, there seems little doubt that they figured importantly in both of their lives. If we believe Boney M, Rasputin was the lover of the Russian Queen and many others if we believe the Alan Rickman film. And there was definitely something between Guy and Marian and a few other wenches I’d bet.
There is no doubt that both Guy and Rasputin were both lanky, handsome men of their day. However all women know that handsome men don’t necessarily make the best father figures. Rasputin was credited with curing the young Prince Alexis’ haemophilia but also accused of using his relationship with the boy to inculcate himself into the lives of the royal family as part of his power agenda. As for Guy, well, his record with children, including his own Seth, is NOT golden.
Well, that’s a little look at Guy of Gisborne RAsputin style. So, was there a little Rasputin in Guy? A little Romanov intrigue in Nottingham? They both seemed to cast their spells over their admirers and were complex, intriguing creatures. And the attraction of the combination of Russia and Richard Armitage just won’t quit for me. Do svidaniya!