I recognized that I spelt the lyrics wrong.. and fixed now. shame!
This is SO beautiful!
It IS beautiful, the lighting’s perfect and his face—! Augh, I can’t tell if this is him just listening to his friends singing outside or the Death Scene or KIND OF THE SAME MOMENT, and either way I’ve been trying to reblog this since like midnight last night but I keep not being able to talk about it enough so FLY GORGEOUS PICTURE, get out on my dash where I can look and cry about you some more!
Two men dancing, one with a violin type instrument, the other holding a bird and brandishing a curved knife. Miniature. Spain, 1009.
I can’t not see this as the guy in the right trying to play the bird like a woodwind.
Il était environ six heures 1/2, & tous ces préparatifs divers étaient à peine terminés lorsque nous vîmes une forte colonne de garde nationale déboucher des quais par la rue St Martin & s’avancer vers nous au pas de charge…
MORE TRANSLATIONS AWW YEAH
It was about 1/2 past six, & all these various preparations were barely finished when we saw a large column of National Guards emerge from the embankment through the Rue St Martin & advance at the double towards us. In an instant everyone was at his post, & when the column was within pistol-shot of our barricade, seeing that they were continuing [their] march with weapons in hand, I cried: “Who goes there?” “France!” answered the captain commanding the column, continuing his march: the order of “Halt!”, strongly emphasized, and the sight of a hundred guns trained on the troop from every direction made them stop suddenly. The captain advanced about ten paces towards us from the head of his column and asked for parley, & Citizen R…….., rushing to meet him, asked him in what capacity he and his men were advancing towards us: “As friends!” he answered. “If you please, captain, could you explain yourself less vaguely; all of us are republicans… Is it as republicans, is it as friends that you come towards us?… Is it as Philippists & therefore as enemies?… Answer!..” “As friends!” cried the captain in a strong voice. Whereupon R…….. throws his arms around him & comes back towards us, giving him his hand… we welcome them with many “Hurrah!”s, but they barely reach the barricade before they launch themselves at us, crying, “Ah! Bandits! We’ve got you at last!!…” “Fire! Fire on my mark!” shouts R…….. in a stentorian voice, and instantly a rolling fire begins. A young man, placed several paces behind me & no doubt unaccustomed to weapons, directs the barrel of his gun close to my head; the shot goes off, & the fire singes my hair; taken by surprise, I turn back towards him & at the same moment a violent blow to the kidneys, which had the same effect on me as the blow of a baton or the butt of a gun dealt by a vigorous hand, laid me flat out on the ground: I thought I had had my spine broken. I stayed there for several seconds, unable to move; & when I stood back up, the National Guards were fleeing in such haste, abandoning their wounded to us, that I only had time to aim at one of them, who fell at my shot. The bullet had gone through his thigh.
All of this happened in less time than it has taken me to write it.
*snipping the High Ideal Stuff for IMPORTANT PROBABLY ENTENDRES*- Pilf
Bossuet, what are you saying, the use of immoral and mattress makes me think you are making SOME sort of dirty pun BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT? We just can’t trust Hugo OR you anymore. You start talking and we’re like ‘what is the deeper meaning here, clearly this is something innately clever that has gotten lost in translation, and Denny has probably cut out entirely’.
THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING ABOUT THE GUNS, I’d wondered! But yeah, it makes sense for Valjean to be thinking about that aspect! And hey, he’s Valjean, Super Poacher, so why WOULDN’T he know. XD
I love how we’re all giving a Bossuet a Look because MATTRESS IMMORAL WHAT ARE YOU DOING. I completely don’t expect to figure it out, myself— TEN YEARS I didn’t know what was up with the Boots Thing— but I AM MAKING SUCH AN EXPRESSION.
yeah i’m pretty sure he’s saying something moderately sleazy, even though I can’t quite fit the pieces together.
Let’s see, we’ve got the immoral power of a mattress; the triumph of something that bends over, over something that strikes out; and mattresses annulling canon, which is heavy on the church-law-marriage.
We need some smarties in here to pull it together, though.
Wait. WAIT. Is he then making a joke about sex/sexual relationships undoing hostility? Is this like Part A of the Roland Thing in a few chapters, the alternate side to idiots getting themselves killed to impress a mistress? Is it a joke at the ineffectiveness of legislating/trying to control sexual relationships? Is…is he making a sodomy joke?? I mean he’s got as much shame as a cat and a stray cat at that, and yeah, we all do sort of ASSUME, but. Uh. THAT WOULD BE A BIT MORE THAN I’D EXPECT FROM HUGO even if it’s TOTALLY a thing I’d expect from Bossuet. That would be pretty impressive?!?
WHY IS EVERYTHING EVERYONE SAYS POTENTIALLY EIGHTY DIFFERENT JOKES.
I thought it was just a straightforward reference to mattresses being the place for sexytimes, and therefore being more powerful than guns? With a bonus pun on “canon,” which in French is spelled the same way whether you mean “ecclesiastical” or “gun.” Sort of the Bossuet equivalent to Combeferre’s speech about light being more powerful than canons. Except, since it’s Bossuet, it’s sex and not education or Christ-like love, and he’s juxtaposing sex against both church and force. Such is the superiority of a ladies’ man over both Napoleon and the Pope. Or do you guys think there’s more to it than that? (I love how Bossuet’s smartass comments get the kind of analysis generally reserved for coded enemy communications in wartime. WHAT COULD HE MEAN. :D :D :D)
I just keep hoping there’s some really specific riff on canon law and annulments.
Sorry, Bossuet, just joking about free love vs. the church and the military isn’t good enough.
PARDON ME FOR REVIVING AN ANCIENT POST BUT
I remember seeing this when it first came through and going, “yes, clearly, there is a pun here, but the dirty readings are just TOO OBVIOUS they are clearly masking something else and that something is probably political” and then I was reading my current light reading (Monsters of the Gevaudan, which is full of interesting stuff about popular culture in mid-late 18th century France, and also people getting eaten by wolves) and it talked about the Lit de Justice, translated as “Bed of Justice”, which was a pre-revolutionary custom by which the King, while laying in state on a pile of cushions, could arbitrarily override the decisions of the various parlements and courts and force his decrees to become the law of the land. It was mostly forgotten by the start of the 18th century but was revived in the 1750s in the build-up to the Revolution, mostly in attempts to force through unpopular taxes. There were several lits de justice in 1787 and 1788 as the king tried to overrule the parlements, with mixed success.
Basically what I’m saying here is that yes Bossuet is absolutely making a dirty joke, of course he is making a dirty joke, but I think he’s also making a commentary on how ridiculous the rituals of kingship are, by way of pointing out that “no-one have the power to annul the rule of law (canon) just because they are lying on a pile of cushions, but isn’t in glorious that a mattress should have the power to annul cannon-shot (in the service of the republic). (also it sounds dirty hehehe.)”
I mean all of this is the result of werewolf book + googling so I could be wrong but that seems like it’s about the caliber* of an amis pun about cannons.*look i accidentally a pun on “cannon” and “caliber”
also, alternatively it could just be Bossuet exhorting us across time and the fourth wall to ignore canon sads and write more domestic j/m/b porn. “Isn’t it glorious that a mattress can annul canon.” just sayin’.
I hope this will help with your reenactments and fanart. :)
- Anglo-Saxon (600 – 1154): Simple Veils, Head-tires, Combs, and Pin
- Norman (1066-1154): Couvre-chef, hair uncovered, and extreme length
- Plantagenet (1154-1399): Wimple, Barbette, Fillet and Crespine
- Plantagenet (14th century): Horizontal Braiding, Gorget
- Plantagenet Crespine ( 1364-Late 14th century)
- Lancaster (1430-1460): Heart-shaped and Turban Headdresses
- York (1460-1485): Butterfly and HenninMore info and styles at the source.
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cosettishly asked: i haVE SO MANY FEELINGS ABOUT YONG HA AND THAT EPISODE IM C RY
it was such great writing and then Song Joong Ki just knocked it out of the park.
I only wish episode 20 had been as well written
That punk is Gu Yong Ha, he’s been following me around like a shadow for the past ten years.
Save me, and hover o’er me with your wings,
You heavenly guards! What would your gracious figure?
Alas, he’s mad!
Do you not come your tardy son to chide,
That, lapsed in time and passion, lets go by
The important acting of your dread command? O, say!
THIS IS SO COOL
A quartette of ruffians, Claquesous, Gueulemer, Babet, and Montparnasse governed the third lower floor of Paris, from 1830 to 1835.
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Genderbent Western Three Musketeers. I don’t even know. I miss Deadwood.
Damn these dames are delightful
There was something about her, as she thus ran about among paths, where her outline appeared perfectly black, waving her angular arms, and with her fichu all in rags, that resembled a bat.
When she had finished, Father Mabeuf approached her with tears in his eyes, and laid his hand on her brow.
"God will bless you,” said he, “you are an angel since you take care of the flowers.”
"No,” she replied. “I am the devil, but that’s all the same to me.”
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