Doodle: Les Mis Readalong: 5.1: War Between Four Walls (Part 5 of Many)

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Doodle: Les Mis Readalong: 5.1: War Between Four Walls (Part 5 of Many)

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Shoujo Cosette Group Watch: Week Ten

(These gentlemen are having a crucial tactical brainstorming session regarding the procuring of nourishment. Meanwhile, Paris is being hit by a terrible cholera epidemic and tensions are rising…)


This weeks group watch will be on Saturday July 2th, 4 pm GMT! (As usual)

Again, the time in those time zones that I know at least one of you has:

  • 10 am in USA&Canada Mountain Time (MDT)
  • 11 am in Central USA (and Canada) (CDT)
  • noon in Eastern Canada (and USA) (EDT)
  • 5 pm in the UK (because summer time) (BST)
  • 6 pm in France and Germany (CEST)
  • 7 pm in Estonia, Finland and Turkey (EEST)
  • And (SUNDAY) 2 am in Eastern Australia (AEST)

We’ll watch episodes 35 – 38! (Unless we have to stop early of course.)

There will be a 20-30 min break after two episodes. The typical length of the sessions so far has been 2½ hours (including the break).

If you’re just joining the group watch or missed last week and you want to catch up with us before Saturday, you can find the episodes on KissAnime: https://kissanime.to/Anime/Les-Miserables-Shoujo-Cosette/ OR when you join the Slack team check out the #episodes channel! (It’s missing the first few weeks because we got to the point where the Slack Team ran out of storage space but most of the episodes are there.) The next four episodes are up now too for those who have problems with the streaming sites or who just prefer to have them downloaded!

We’re meeting on Slack again! Contact me if you want to be added! (Or ask someone else who’s in the team already. Anybody can add more people once they’re in!)

Hope you can make it this week! See you on Saturday!

Gavroche The Book.pdf

midautumnnightdream:

Look I made a thing!

… I mean, actually I didn’t exactly **make** anything, but I did go through my copy of a Soviet-era “Gavroche” book and put together an English version, based on Hapgood translation in Guttenberg and changed to fit the (many) adaptional differences.

Oh and there are Full Pioneer Aesthetic illustrations by D. Dubinski:

A bit about the book:

– It gives a brief summary of the gamin digression, followed by Gavroche introduction and the momes chapter, a very brief and strange version of the June rebellion (fought by the workers against the bankers and factory owners, no king, no funeral) and choice parts of Gavroche on the barricade, culminating in his death (without a song, still horrible).

– Not surprisingly, the story is heavily streamlined, even within the context of Gavroche-relevant chapters. Gavroche is the only named character. Every insurgent is ‘a worker’. Everyone else is ‘a soldier’ or ‘a bourgeois’. Then there is a hot potato called ‘the chief of the barricade’, which goes to whoever is doing something plot-relevant. (Yes that means Mariolras. And Courfjolras.)

– According to the metainfo, the target audience was ‘’Younger school-age’’ i.e 7-10 yr olds. The text is simplified and also cleaned up a bit – no mentions of gamins dying or watching executions of fun, or almost any death mention except, ahem, the obvious one. No ‘my wife is in labor’. All references to the church, Providence or biblical mythology are removed, to the point of replacing the bells of Saint Merry with a rumble of drums. Most jokes, puns and argot is left out.

– On the other hand, there are random inserted explanations about Paris weather (‘Yes, yes, sometimes there is a January-like weather in April and somehow it still thunders. It’s foreignland. Just go with it’)

Hope you guys have fun with this – if anyone wants to discuss the difference in tone, adaptional choices or whatever, I’d love to!

Gavroche The Book.pdf

taye-x:

granteares:

hey guys …… i don’t know if anyone will actually have a good answer to this, but i figure it’s worth a shot knowing what fandom most of my followers are in …… basically, as some people probably know, i have a film review coming up in my summer class in a month, which i got to choose les misérables for. apparently, i have a preliminary bibliography due by the end of the day tomorrow and i need a minimum of 3 – 5 sources that i plan on using alongside watching the film. my professor is asking for books and EBSCOHost articles/other online database articles, and not just websites …… so basically i am here to ask: do any of my followers know any good books regarding the time period of les mis? like early-1800s france, i guess. preferably something that should be easy to find at a library. alternatively, if you have any awesome online sources i should include, that would help, too.

the basic point of the film review is to compare how historically accurate the film may have been; if the people/events were real things that happened; if location was depicted accurately; etc.

i figure maybe some of you have done more reading on the actual time period for pleasure or have done a similar project, and i’d really, really appreciate the help if anyone can point me in any good directions!! thank you so much in advance!!!!

Paris Between Empires by Philip Mansel

Victor Hugo and The Discovery of France, both by
Graham Robb probably have relevant stuff in them, but I haven’t got around to reading those myself.

Other than that, I know Alexandre Dumas talks about the June Rebellion a bit in his memoirs, and @tenlittlebullets​ has a heap of primary sources floating around their blog, including a translation of Charles Jeanne’s letter to his sister. (which will probably be really helpful when comparing characters to real people, as he was ‘the real life Enjolras’, so to speak)

In fact, Carpe Horas just has a tonne of useful primary sources, some translated into English

As for locations, @vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo knows literally everything. Check out the location tag.

I’m sure there’s LOADS more, being a very heavily documented part of history, but that’s about all I have off the top of my head, but perhaps @pilferingapples​ may be able to point you in the right direction a little better?

Wow, that’s an ambitious project… Are you planning to limit it at all? Like focus on specific factors? Because going through everything from the costumes to the locations to the prison system to all the social aspects to the politics to the secret societies to the revolution etc. etc. is not really a 3-5 source job…

But I think I can help you a little bit at least.

While we’re talking about @tenlittlebullets I can give you direct links such as here and here. Also I understand that @prudencepaccard knows about the prison system and Toulon specifically? Also @ellie-valsin could probably help you with all sorts of things and definitely when it comes to clothing. And there are lots of other people too of course with their own specialties…

Also the Abaissé forums are a gold mine of research sometimes… especially this subforum.

For the record I don’t know literally everything about locations. :p But yeah I’ve looked into them quite a lot. My sources are a mix between reliable and dubious though. Also I’m not sure what kind of things about locations are relevant to your project. When it’s about fictional events within a historical setting does it really matter beyond, like, “okay this looks appropriate enough for the era”?

Shoujo Cosette Group Watch: Week Nine

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

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(Éponine ._. … This week’s episodes seem to be very plot heavy btw.)


This weeks group watch will be on Saturday June 25th, 4 pm GMT! (As usual)

This happens to be Midsummer Day… at least in my country. I’ll be away from home but I should be able to make it to the group watch anyway. :p I’ll just take my laptop with me.

Again, the time in those time zones that I know at least one of you has:

  • 10 am in USA&Canada Mountain Time (MDT)
  • 11 am in Central USA (and Canada) (CDT)
  • noon in Eastern Canada (and USA) (EDT)
  • 5 pm in the UK (because summer time) (BST)
  • 6 pm in France and Germany (CEST)
  • 7 pm in Estonia, Finland and Turkey (EEST)
  • And (SUNDAY) 2 am in Eastern Australia (AEST)

We’ll watch episodes 31 – 34! (Unless we have to stop early of course.)

There will be a 20-30 min break after two episodes. The typical length of the sessions so far has been 2½ hours (including the break).

If you’re just joining the group watch or missed last week and you want to catch up with us before Saturday, you can find the episodes on KissAnime: https://kissanime.to/Anime/Les-Miserables-Shoujo-Cosette/ OR when you join the Slack team check out the #episodes channel! (It’s missing the first few weeks because we got to the point where the Slack Team ran out of storage space but most of the episodes are there.) The next four episodes are up now too for those who have problems with the streaming sites or who just prefer to have them downloaded!

We’re meeting on Slack again! Contact me if you want to be added! (Or ask someone else who’s in the team already. Anybody can add more people once they’re in!)

Hope you can make it this week! See you on Saturday!

One hour reminder!

(I should have set an alarm for myself, I almost forgot, AGAIN)

Shoujo Cosette Group Watch: Week Nine

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

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(Éponine ._. … This week’s episodes seem to be very plot heavy btw.)


This weeks group watch will be on Saturday June 25th, 4 pm GMT! (As usual)

This happens to be Midsummer Day… at least in my country. I’ll be away from home but I should be able to make it to the group watch anyway. :p I’ll just take my laptop with me.

Again, the time in those time zones that I know at least one of you has:

  • 10 am in USA&Canada Mountain Time (MDT)
  • 11 am in Central USA (and Canada) (CDT)
  • noon in Eastern Canada (and USA) (EDT)
  • 5 pm in the UK (because summer time) (BST)
  • 6 pm in France and Germany (CEST)
  • 7 pm in Estonia, Finland and Turkey (EEST)
  • And (SUNDAY) 2 am in Eastern Australia (AEST)

We’ll watch episodes 31 – 34! (Unless we have to stop early of course.)

There will be a 20-30 min break after two episodes. The typical length of the sessions so far has been 2½ hours (including the break).

If you’re just joining the group watch or missed last week and you want to catch up with us before Saturday, you can find the episodes on KissAnime: https://kissanime.to/Anime/Les-Miserables-Shoujo-Cosette/ OR when you join the Slack team check out the #episodes channel! (It’s missing the first few weeks because we got to the point where the Slack Team ran out of storage space but most of the episodes are there.) The next four episodes are up now too for those who have problems with the streaming sites or who just prefer to have them downloaded!

We’re meeting on Slack again! Contact me if you want to be added! (Or ask someone else who’s in the team already. Anybody can add more people once they’re in!)

Hope you can make it this week! See you on Saturday!