Le Gastronome

pilferingapples:

Le Gastronome was an eclectic Romanticist illustrated journal published from 1830 until around 1858, focused on the “frivolous” forms of art and entertainment (according to its masthead, “The Pleasures of Taste, Relaxation, Concerts, Balls, Theatres”). It was founded by Bibliophile Jacob (Paul Lacroix), the archivist, historian, and frenetic novelist. Its writers and editors included Théophile Gautier and Gérard de Nerval of the Jeunes-France group, the historian Henri Martin, and others. By 1852, it was edited by André Borel-d’Hauterive… 

Le Gastronome

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

“You have demolished. It may be of use to demolish, but I distrust a demolition complicated with wrath.”

“Right has its wrath, Bishop; and the wrath of right is an element of progress. In any case, and in spite of whatever may be said, the French Revolution is the most important step of the human race since the advent of Christ. Incomplete, it may be, but sublime. It set free all the unknown social quantities; it softened spirits, it calmed, appeased, enlightened; it caused the waves of civilization to flow over the earth. It was a good thing. The French Revolution is the consecration of humanity.”

The Bishop could not refrain from murmuring:—

“Yes? ‘93!”

The member of the Convention straightened himself up in his chair with an almost lugubrious solemnity, and exclaimed, so far as a dying man is capable of exclamation:—

“Ah, there you go; ‘93! I was expecting that word. A cloud had been forming for the space of fifteen hundred years; at the end of fifteen hundred years it burst. You are putting the thunderbolt on its trial.”

The Bishop felt, without, perhaps, confessing it, that something within him had suffered extinction. Nevertheless, he put a good face on the matter. He replied:—

“The judge speaks in the name of justice; the priest speaks in the name of pity, which is nothing but a more lofty justice. A thunderbolt should commit no error.” And he added, regarding the member of the Convention steadily the while, “Louis XVII.?”

The conventionary stretched forth his hand and grasped the Bishop’s arm.

“Louis XVII.! let us see. For whom do you mourn? is it for the innocent child? very good; in that case I mourn with you. Is it for the royal child? I demand time for reflection. To me, the brother of Cartouche, an innocent child who was hung up by the armpits in the Place de Grève, until death ensued, for the sole crime of having been the brother of Cartouche, is no less painful than the grandson of Louis XV., an innocent child, martyred in the tower of the Temple, for the sole crime of having been grandson of Louis XV.”

“Monsieur,” said the Bishop, “I like not this conjunction of names.”

“Cartouche? Louis XV.? To which of the two do you object?”

A momentary silence ensued. The Bishop almost regretted having come, and yet he felt vaguely and strangely shaken.

The conventionary resumed:—

“Ah, Monsieur Priest, you love not the crudities of the true. Christ loved them. He seized a rod and cleared out the Temple. His scourge, full of lightnings, was a harsh speaker of truths. When he cried, ‘Sinite parvulos,’ he made no distinction between the little children. It would not have embarrassed him to bring together the Dauphin of Barabbas and the Dauphin of Herod. Innocence, Monsieur, is its own crown. Innocence has no need to be a highness. It is as august in rags as in fleurs de lys.”

“That is true,” said the Bishop in a low voice.

“I persist,” continued the conventionary G—— “You have mentioned Louis XVII. to me. Let us come to an understanding. Shall we weep for all the innocent, all martyrs, all children, the lowly as well as the exalted? I agree to that. But in that case, as I have told you, we must go back further than ‘93, and our tears must begin before Louis XVII. I will weep with you over the children of kings, provided that you will weep with me over the children of the people.”

“I weep for all,” said the Bishop.

“Equally!” exclaimed conventionary G——; “and if the balance must incline, let it be on the side of the people. They have been suffering longer.”

— Les Misérables 1.1.10

Posting this FOR REASONS.

#does anyone ever do this with Lafayette?#bc he did kill a bunch of unarmed nonviolent protestors…#which was more under his direct control than anyone in the convention and the csp#it’s just me being bitter again isn’t it#also: don’t feel bad if you like him.#that’s not the point of this post#the point is that if you’re going to condemn massacres from one group and justify those from other people you like (via @stalinistqueens)

Yeah, I wonder about this too, especially with Hamilton (the musical) fans who seem to be fine with Lafayette but then rail against Robespierre. Especially when they’re someone who by all logic should be aware of the Champ de Mars thing.

(No offence to Hamilton fans or even Lafayette fans in general. I’ve got problematic historical faves too and the guy was… complicated. But, you know, some consistency please.)

combeferre:

I am opening three slots (one slot = one person) for online & hard-copy Les Misérables fanfic commissions!

{What I’ll Write}

For examples of my work, see my works on Archive of Our Own or my fanfiction tag (old blog/URL).

Please note I am most experienced writing canon setting LM fic! Alternate universes of any sort are possible but please contact me with your preference up-front.

Characters: any Ami de l’ABC, Marius, Cosette, Valjean (in a Cosette-related capacity), any Thénardier child, any Double Quartette woman.

If you have other characters in mind (LM, Historical, Original), I’m happy to discuss ideas with you!

Pairings: Enjolras/Combeferre, Enjolras/Feuilly, Enjolras/Courfeyrac, Courfeyrac/Marius, Combeferre/Prouvaire, Joly/Bossuet, Feuilly/Courfeyrac, Bahorel/Prouvaire, Cosette/Marius… and others. I will also write gen fic (no pairings) and/or unrequited ships.

I will write at all content ratings and am comfortable in most genres, but I do think of myself as a historical romance/drama/coming-of-age writer first and foremost. Sexual content/kinks are up to negotiation.

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{What I Won’t Write}

Pairings: Valjean/Javert, Cosette/Éponine, requited Enjolras/Grantaire, or Enjolras/Grantaire/other.

Topics: m/f erotica; non-canonical character death, serious injury, or disfigurement; child abuse or sexual content featuring adolescent or child characters; incest; non-consensual sex; homophobic or gender-based violence.

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spearmintstardust:

The second of 2017′s two rare pairs weeks is going to start in about 7 days on Sunday June 25th*! This year we have an AO3 collection so if you post on AO3 you can add your work there! And also a prompt meme for everyone to share ideas! Anyone is free to join/sign up and leave/take as many ideas as you want.

*Since IRL has literally been kicking my ass and I didn’t actually realize it was the middle of /June/ until maybe a couple minutes ago and I have done roughly zero promo, if the overall consensus is “this is too soon I need more time” I can absolutely kick it back a bit!

What’s considered a rare pair?

Anything but the top 11 pairings. (The Spreadsheet™ for your number checking.)

*12-21
is the grey (technically purple) area but they’re allowed this round . If you think they’re a rare pair, go for it, but if you think ehh, I actually see this on my dash pretty frequently, then don’t!  

Do I have to write fic?

Absolutely not. Anything is welcome, art, headcanons, photosets, cosplay, fanmixes–as long as it’s focused on a rare pair go wild.

Does it have to be ship related?

Platonic
pairings are welcome as well! They don’t have to follow the same rules
as above. Just think about who you never really see
interacting and go for it.

What tags should I use?

#lesmisrarepairsweek and/or #lesmisrarepairs