“McCoy had nearly ended the history of the known galaxy at one point.”
“The last time I saw you, you were a steaming lump of magma with multiple eyes.”
Tsar Nicholas regarded ruling as an annoying distraction from his family. His wife the profoundly pathological Alexandra was a hypochondriac, an emotional abuser and full of the toxic air of self importance. Her withdrawal from society and smothering of her children created disillusionment and discontent with Tsarism. Alexandra and Nicholas ignored the shifting social topography and their oncoming obsolescence while their mutable ‘girlies’ grew to young womanhood under the suffocating ambience of Alexandra’s mother love.
From what can be discerned of their personalities: Olga had emotional masochism, Tatiana was sonorous, Maria was a dream burier and Anastasia was rambunctious. They were badly educated yet survived a truly shocking number of illnesses (typhoid, measles and diphtheria) to be overlooked in favour of their exasperating, spoilt, perpetually unwell brother. If not for their strangely morbid mother, useless father and the mass retaliatory spite of the Reds who knows what they would have become. This was good, despite their alleged ‘sparse’ upbringing the luxury they lived in was something to behold.
“It discontents everyone.”
“Sent to ‘beat the forest and search every copse and thicket’ for undesirables.”
“This ill-fated reign.”
“The staggering indifference of her class.”
“Alexandra’s morbid personality.”
Dimply Dolly Doofy
The Hag Stone