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May 23 2017

07:00

cactusreadingoldthings:

pilferingapples:

amarguerite:

pilferingapples:

It’s the anniversary of Hugo’s death 

I feel like we should celebrate somehow but the only Appropriate response would seem to be a giant smutfest and I am just not the person to arrange that here

but Congratulations on getting to check out that whole post-death Scene, Hugo! May it be as wild as all you transcendent Romantics were hoping for. 

We should organize some table tapping, honestly. Who better to comment on Hugo’s death, than Hugo himself?

GOOD CALL
were I not alone and in Texas, I would join you for this endeavor immediately!

We could possibly (as a collective) offer him a world tour if wanted?  I know we live a lot of places - so maybe invite him in and show him something of where you are from that he might be interested in?  Or read him something that he might appreciate?

–Okay that’s an adorable thought!

Tomorrow I will read some Frank Dobie out in the woods when the sun’s heading down. :D

03:43
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courbet:

infodumping

(buy him on things! have combeferre on your shirt!)

aaah what a perfect little Combeferre! In full Teacher mode! I love his little hand gesture, and all his Interests in the balloons!:D

02:05

MANCHESTER ARENA EXPLOSION - PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST

littleweasley:

If you or anyone you know might be stranded in Manchester after tonight’s explosion, taxies in the centre of the city are offering free rides home

The Holiday Inn are currently looking after dozens of stranded children unable to contact their parents, please call 0161 836 9600

Anyone in need of a room or a lift home, please check the #roomformanchester tag on twitter and other social medias. Various other people are offering rooms online. x x

PLEASE ONLY CONTACT THE AMBULANCE SERVICE IF YOU ARE IN A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION

Central Manchester is apparently on lockdown so please do not visit the city centre, remain on the outskirts and at a distance from the Arena

PLEASE DO NOT POST/SHARE IMAGES OR VIDEOS OF THE INJURED OR DECEASED VICTIMS OF THE EXPLOSION

01:34

“A firm, living, alert and quick intelligence characterizes  the Jerseyman, who could, if he wished, be French.  The Guernsians, though quite as clear-sighted and reliable, are slower.”

Victor Hugo, allowing Jersey natives The Ultimate Compliment (sorry, Guernsey! You’re great, but you’re not quite “Worthy of Being French” great)

00:00

fra-ferre:

All I keep thinking about is the little moments we never see between Jean Valjean and Cosette. Like please give me the moments where Cosette wants her hair braided so Valjean practices and practices on an old rope and anything he can get is hands on so that Cosette can have these intricate hairstyles. Or when he wakes up super early in the morning so she can have a hearty breakfast, complete with soft pancakes and fresh fruit. I need more father-daughter moments between these two

I mean we even know that those quiet days were most of their lives! They at least share gardening a bit–Cosette plants her strawberry beds after she’s married– can’t we have some nice father-daughter gardening fun times?

May 22 2017

23:05
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bobavader:

javert: *loses a battle* 

javert: 

23:04
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bobavader:

Javert loses her glasses (and some clothes! Heya!) when you level her up and i gotta say: dont like this as mich

23:04

bobavader:

lornacrowley:

“his arms look gigantic enough to crush big rocks into pieces, and shatter people’s backbones with the flick of a finger” is a literal, word for word description of jean valjean from les misérables, that literally occurs word for word in the mobile game app that the moehistory blog is based off of

and he’s my friend!

23:00
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bobavader:

Victor Hugo has been dead for 132 years

132 slutty, slutty, years. 

23:00
Marx was mostly a journalist (sometimes in Paris!) prior to the failure of 48 revolutions, you get a lot of references to the press of the time. I’m not surprised Borel shows up!

I AM
It was just a tiny little angry paper!
I’m so PROUD

22:47

WAIT WAIT WOAH, Marx knew about the Borels’ Satan ?? 

If we add to the Critical revelation of the mysteries of law the great reforms which Eugène Sue wants to institute in respect of huissiers [bailiffs], we shall understand the Paris Journal Satan. There we see the residents of a district in the city write to the “grand réformateur à tant la ligne” [great reformer at so much a line], that there is no gaslight yet in their streets. Monsieur Sue replies that he will deal with this shortcoming in the sixth volume of his Wandering Jew. Another part of the city complains of the shortcomings of preliminary education. He promises a preliminary education reform for that district of the city in the tenth volume of the Wandering Jew.

He… he liked it?? I think? Given that he’s quoting a bit form it that’s mocking Sue, who he’s really tearing into in this essay? 

I am boggling 

22:15

General election 2017: Two million apply to register to vote - BBC News

lizamezzo:

lavellington:

vivahate1988:

iandsharman:

You’ve got till 11:59pm tomorrow night to register to vote.

If you’re not registered get registered now and vote on June 8th.

If you’re unsure of where and how to register, here’s the link!!

“The deadline to register online through the official website is 23.59 BST on Monday 22 May.”

You still have time, UK friends! 

50 more minutes!  You just need your NI number; then the online thing takes just 2 or 3 minutes.  DO THE THING

22:15

lizamezzo:

pilferingapples:

amarguerite:

pilferingapples:

It’s the anniversary of Hugo’s death 

I feel like we should celebrate somehow but the only Appropriate response would seem to be a giant smutfest and I am just not the person to arrange that here

but Congratulations on getting to check out that whole post-death Scene, Hugo! May it be as wild as all you transcendent Romantics were hoping for. 

We should organize some table tapping, honestly. Who better to comment on Hugo’s death, than Hugo himself?

GOOD CALL
were I not alone and in Texas, I would join you for this endeavor immediately!

He is naked in the afterlife RIGHT NOW awaiting our summons

…oh geez
you are of course correct
If the afterlife HAS bodies, his is totally unclothed

but would he arrive in the form of the Young Arguably Hot Hugo, the Old, Bearded Patriarch, or maybe looking like that statue where he’s both Mature and Bearded AND Heroically Ripped?

20:36

amarguerite:

pilferingapples:

It’s the anniversary of Hugo’s death 

I feel like we should celebrate somehow but the only Appropriate response would seem to be a giant smutfest and I am just not the person to arrange that here

but Congratulations on getting to check out that whole post-death Scene, Hugo! May it be as wild as all you transcendent Romantics were hoping for. 

We should organize some table tapping, honestly. Who better to comment on Hugo’s death, than Hugo himself?

GOOD CALL
were I not alone and in Texas, I would join you for this endeavor immediately!

20:31

It’s the anniversary of Hugo’s death 

I feel like we should celebrate somehow but the only Appropriate response would seem to be a giant smutfest and I am just not the person to arrange that here

but Congratulations on getting to check out that whole post-death Scene, Hugo! May it be as wild as all you transcendent Romantics were hoping for. 

20:17
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star-crown:

The Mysteries of Paris was published about twenty years before Les Miserables, and like Victor Hugo, Eugene Sue is also concerned with criminal justice. Less like Victor Hugo, some of Sue’s ideas for reform are totally bananas, and even within the context of his own novel don’t seem to work all that great.

19:04
Play fullscreen

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

bobcatmoran:

Ever wanted a Japanese version of Les Miserables set in the Meiji Era? I found this while searching the YouTubes — the 1950 film レ・ミゼラブル あゝ無情 第一部 神と悪魔. The print isn’t the greatest, and it seems to be missing the ending, but it’s fairly easy to follow even if you don’t know Japanese (my listening skills are only so-so).

Featuring Still French!Myriel and Baptistine, frowny face Javert, a surprising twist in the Gorbeau House robbery as Eponine (who has a Respectable Job(?)) turns her parents in after Azelma comes to her, and the Satsuma Rebellion.

I watched the thing! Also because it bothered me that I couldn’t seem to catch most people’s names, I googled a bit and managed to find a site that lists them.

Valjean: 岩吉 (Iwakichi)

Madeleine: 松野栄一 (Matsuno Eiichi)

Javert: 熊谷源蔵 (Kumagaya Genzou) 

Fantine: お絹 (Okinu)

Cosette: 小雪 (Koyuki)

Marius: 山内敬之助 (Yamanouchi Keinosuke) 

Thénardier: 御船屋長吉 (Mifuneya Choukichi) 

Les Amis de l’ABC: 自由民権運動 (Jiyuu Minken Undou = The Freedom and Civil Rights Movement)

15:09

deputy-vania:

I am in desperate need of long Combeferre angst.

Enjolras&Combeferre friendship is my favorite, and I’m especially fond of long and angsty fics (as long as things get better by the end), but while I’ve read great fics in which Enjolras suffers all kinds of terrible things and Combeferre being the awesome and supportive friend, I just really really want to see their roles reversed: Combeferre suffering and Enjolras being the supportive friend. I would love to see how Combeferre’s more gentle personality takes on the suffering, and how Enjolras, who is not the best at expressing emotions, play the role of the supportive friend. Bonus if it’s canon era.

(Not sure if this is a fic prompt or a request for fic recommendations, but anyway.)

14:58
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rbzpr:

Speech of the young citoyenne Joséphine Fontanier (30 Prairial, Year II)

Delivered at the General Assembly of the Section de l'Unité on 30 Prairial, Year II of the Republic, one, indivisible and immortal, by the young Citoyenne Joséphine Fontanier, aged 12, when presenting shredded cloth and lead.

Citizens,

When the French are standing in order to defend their liberty, even their children must not remain useless spectators: they have not been useless, these generous children who recently rushed in droves, through thousand dangers, in order to bring refreshments to our Heroes onto the battlefield, who repelled the Castilian slaves from the heights of the Pyrenees.

What a sublime and moving example! your young children, Citizens, would have given it, if, like you, they had been near the battlefield. The children, just as well as you, are heard from one end of the Republic to the other: they can do only little for the Patrie ; but everything they can do, they know that they have to do it.

It is with the intimate conviction of this sacred duty that we come, my sister and me, to pay our tribute to our brothers from the frontier … Alas! it is shredded cloth that we have made for them. What a sad and gentle occupation! … Our eyes, Citizens, filled with tears, when we imagined the injuries whose blood this shredded cloth has to staunch ; but then, a sweet joy was drawn on our faces, when our parents assured us that this work of our fingers would contribute to saving the life of the Heroes of LIBERTY !

These brave Warriors! their blood has hardly ceased to flow from their glorious injuries, when they [already] yearn to spill the rest of it for the Patrie. As young as we are, we are able to count and appreciate every drop of it ; it is for us as much as for you that it is shed. Our young and weak hands shall therefore also hasten to furnish weapons to their invincible and inexhaustible arms: … This is lead! … it is one of the republican metals. The despots and their vile satellites wanted to seduce you with their gold: in exchange, send them a hail of lead.

We are upset, my sister and me, about having so little of it to offer to you ; these were our inkwells: we have replaced them with wooden ones ; and from the latter we will draw [our ink] again with more pleasure, in order to write down the heroic actions of our brothers, the Rights of Man, maxims and virtues, patriotic hymns: we will draw [our ink] from there in order to trace a thousand times these words, which the French only hear with exaltation: Vive, vive à jamais la RÉPUBLIQUE !

The Speech of the young Citoyenne is often interrupted by the most lively applause ; she is invited to repeat it at the Temple of the Supreme Being ; the fraternal embrace is given to the father, to the mother and to the two young Citoyennes.

The Assembly unanimously decreed the printing of the Speech at one thousand copies, the sending to the Covention’s Committees of Public Safety and Public Instruction, to the Society of the Jacobins and to the forty-seven other Sections ; and that an excerpt from the procès-verbal will be sent to the father, to the mother ad to the two young Citoyennes.

Signed, Copie, President. […]

Keep reading

14:53

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

aflamethatneverdies:

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

pilferingapples:

…realizing that the Hernani film is in black and white but I know what color parts of Hernani’s costume are supposed to be solely because Gautier fancasted Borel in that role in kind of awkward detail  and …wrote that down…to share….in public… decades later

which is exactly the level of shameless enthusiasm that makes the whole Hernani phenomenon make any sense really

:D Gautier <3

What colours were those?

Also I mean, I kind of get it, at least assuming that most plays at the time were a lot less emotional and dramatic and didn’t allow bandits or would-be regicides as protagonists.

I can answer the colours bit (sorry, for hijacking the post). :D

“I regretted that Borel was not playing the part of the bandit beloved of Dona Sol for he would have admirably represented the mountain hawk, the hero of the Sierras, struggling against fate; and handsome indeed would he have looked, wearing the cloak, the green-sleeved jerkin, the red breeches, and the sombrero pulled down over his eyes.”

-A History of Romanticism, Theophile Gautier

Thanks! :D

Thank you, Flame!:D
I also love knowing that we should be picturing the Tragic Romantic Hero there in BRIGHT FESTIVE HOLIDAY COLORS XD

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