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eirenical

Pleasant sounds to write by
AO3 | ff.net | LJ/DW
Old enough to know better,
Young enough not to care.
Interpret that how you will.
^_~

C/C sideblog: ao3feed-courferre
Things I've been fannish about recently, you ask?
Les Miserables, Graceland, Next to Normal, Vikings, Being Human (UK), Book of Mormon (the musical), The 4400, Star Trek (TOS and Reboot), Harry Potter, Avengers, Power Rangers, Hair (the musical), Firefly, Supernatural, LOTR, Dollhouse, Sherlock, Teen Wolf, and... yeah, I think that's enough to be getting on with, don't you? ^_~
August 1, 2014 8:17 PM
Replacing the Poetic With the Real — Chapter 1 [ao3] [ff.net]

There was no doubt in Courfeyrac’s mind that he and Combeferre had been made for each other. Friends since they were children at play in sandboxes, Courfeyrac was blazing passion where Combeferre was gentle warmth, but they fit. They were perfect together. All their friends said so. …perfect.Now, all that remains is for their tattoos to confirm it.

August 1, 2014: I started this fic back when tumblr was going gaga over soulmate tattoo AUs. And I’ll be upfront… I started it with the intention of upending the trope. This is not your average soulmate tattoo AU. ^_~ But I promise the end is a happy one, even if the road to get there is long and bumpy.Happy Courferre Week, everyone! :D

Replacing the Poetic With the Real — Chapter 1 [ao3] [ff.net]

There was no doubt in Courfeyrac’s mind that he and Combeferre had been made for each other. Friends since they were children at play in sandboxes, Courfeyrac was blazing passion where Combeferre was gentle warmth, but they fit. They were perfect together.

All their friends said so.

…perfect.

Now, all that remains is for their tattoos to confirm it.

August 1, 2014: I started this fic back when tumblr was going gaga over soulmate tattoo AUs. And I’ll be upfront… I started it with the intention of upending the trope. This is not your average soulmate tattoo AU. ^_~ But I promise the end is a happy one, even if the road to get there is long and bumpy.

Happy Courferre Week, everyone! :D

August 1, 2014 8:01 PM
badlydressedbahorel:

under the light of a thousand stars: songs for a couple that might not have always had it easy and might not have always had everything together, but have always loved each other.
always - panic at the disco | laughter lines - bastille | i won’t give up - jason mraz | falling slowly - once original london cast | a thousand years - christina perri | grow old with me - tom odell | thinking out loud - ed sheeran | young and beautiful - lana del rey | i’m yours - the script | songbird - fleetwood mac
{ listen }

badlydressedbahorel:

under the light of a thousand stars: songs for a couple that might not have always had it easy and might not have always had everything together, but have always loved each other.

always panic at the disco laughter lines - bastille i won’t give up jason mraz | falling slowly - once original london cast a thousand years - christina perri grow old with me - tom odell thinking out loud - ed sheeran young and beautiful - lana del rey i’m yours - the script songbird - fleetwood mac

{ listen }

August 1, 2014 7:40 PM
pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 1, 1944:  Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry
On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry.  In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.
Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.
Explore Frank’s writing in the Masterpiece film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank.
Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons

pbsthisdayinhistory:

August 1, 1944:  Anne Frank Writes Her Final Diary Entry

On this day in 1944, Jewish victim of the Holocaust, Anne Frank, wrote her final diary entry.  In it, she wrote, “[I] keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would like to be, and what I could be, if…there weren’t any other people living in the world.” Her diary, later published under the title, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, detailed the two years that she and her family spent in hiding.

Three days after this entry, Anne and her family were arrested by the Gestapo, the German police. She was eventually placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she was killed by typhus at age 15.

Explore Frank’s writing in the Masterpiece film inspired by Frank’s life, The Diary of Anne Frank.

Photo: Anne’s diary on display at the Anne Frank Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Wikimedia Commons

August 1, 2014 7:01 PM
sonderdog:

thought this was a useful infographic

sonderdog:

thought this was a useful infographic

(Source: cannibal-rainbow)

August 1, 2014 6:02 PM
we’re abandoned by those who still live in fear;

(Source: ladygrantaire-archive)

August 1, 2014 5:01 PM
haveabiscuit-potter:

accio-percabeth:

BUT DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS
HARRY POTTER HAD SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THAT AMAZING WOMAN THAT THE MOMENT SHE WAS DISRESPECTED HE WAS FILLED WITH SUCH A POTENT RAGE HE WAS ABLE TO CAST AN UNFORGIVABLE CURSE

Okay so I never (like… never) put captions on posts. I’m breaking my own rule for this one.
This scene makes me so fucking emotional and it just reinforces the fact that Minerva McGonagall is such an important (yet drastically forgotten and overlooked) character and person in Harry’s life.
The only other person Harry on whom Harry tried to use the Cruciatus curse was Bellatrix, right after she killed Sirius.
The indignation and hatred Harry felt toward Amycus Carrow spitting in Professor McGonagall’s face equalled that of Bellatrix killing his godfather.
I could go on about how much of a mother figure McG was to Harry for ages (like hELLO SHE WAITED ALL DAY SITTING ON A WALL IN HER ANIMAGUS IN LITTLE WHINGING TO SEE WHERE DUMBLEDORE WAS LEAVING BABY HARRY AND THEN TOTALLY TOLD HIM OFF BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE DURSLEYS WOULD TREAT HIM LIKE SHIT).
But the fact that this scene was left out of the final film - that Harry fucking torturing a Death Eater was deemed not important enough - makes me so angry because this scene shows so much of his character and his deep love and admiration for such an important person… And we all know that Dame Maggie Smith would have killed this on screen.

haveabiscuit-potter:

accio-percabeth:

BUT DO YOU REALIZE WHAT THIS MEANS

HARRY POTTER HAD SO MUCH RESPECT FOR THAT AMAZING WOMAN THAT THE MOMENT SHE WAS DISRESPECTED HE WAS FILLED WITH SUCH A POTENT RAGE HE WAS ABLE TO CAST AN UNFORGIVABLE CURSE

Okay so I never (like… never) put captions on posts. I’m breaking my own rule for this one.

This scene makes me so fucking emotional and it just reinforces the fact that Minerva McGonagall is such an important (yet drastically forgotten and overlooked) character and person in Harry’s life.

The only other person Harry on whom Harry tried to use the Cruciatus curse was Bellatrix, right after she killed Sirius.

The indignation and hatred Harry felt toward Amycus Carrow spitting in Professor McGonagall’s face equalled that of Bellatrix killing his godfather.

I could go on about how much of a mother figure McG was to Harry for ages (like hELLO SHE WAITED ALL DAY SITTING ON A WALL IN HER ANIMAGUS IN LITTLE WHINGING TO SEE WHERE DUMBLEDORE WAS LEAVING BABY HARRY AND THEN TOTALLY TOLD HIM OFF BECAUSE SHE KNEW THE DURSLEYS WOULD TREAT HIM LIKE SHIT).

But the fact that this scene was left out of the final film - that Harry fucking torturing a Death Eater was deemed not important enough - makes me so angry because this scene shows so much of his character and his deep love and admiration for such an important person… And we all know that Dame Maggie Smith would have killed this on screen.

(Source: simplypotterheads)

August 1, 2014 4:13 PM

So what do you think of my new bathroom?  Pretty snazzy, huh?  ;D

August 1, 2014 4:02 PM
pilferingapples:

darthfar:

I’m not to blame for this picture; this post is.
Alas, poor Joly, bearing the brunt of yet another bad joke. I’d have used Combeferre, only he wouldn’t have as hard a time. Maybe.

OH DEAR XDJoly hon I don’t think you were both supposed to be fully dressed to the coats at this point though suddenly I’m understanding how Bossuet got mixed up in the whole affair (and struggling not to make all SORTS of awful jokes) if these two are both THAT confused XD
I suppose Joly might take some comfort from watching Bahorel crack a rib laughing when he learns that THIS is how it went?

pilferingapples:

darthfar:

I’m not to blame for this picture; this post is.

Alas, poor Joly, bearing the brunt of yet another bad joke. I’d have used Combeferre, only he wouldn’t have as hard a time. Maybe.

OH DEAR XD
Joly hon I don’t think you were both supposed to be fully dressed to the coats at this point
though suddenly I’m understanding how Bossuet got mixed up in the whole affair (and struggling not to make all SORTS of awful jokes) if these two are both THAT confused XD

I suppose Joly might take some comfort from watching Bahorel crack a rib laughing when he learns that THIS is how it went?

August 1, 2014 3:01 PM

eirenical asked:

Courfeyrac and Feuilly, fancy dress. ^_________^

thecoffeetragedy:

Basically Courfeyrac forcing Feuilly to wear his clothes - well, that’s Feuilly’s account of the story, anyway, but in truth Courfeyrac didn’t force him to do anything, just heavily suggested it, and the circumstances did the rest.

It rains a lot, one spring. Like, a lot more than usual, which sucks enough for everyone, but Feuilly’s building isn’t exactly the nicest, and he lives on the top floor and, well. There are infiltrations, and water damage, and the entire place is so damp that he can’t even bring pamphlets to his rooms anymore, the humidity ruins them. So Feuilly carefully packs his few precious books and what he could salvage of his writing and brings the lot to Enjolras’ and Combeferre’s for safekeeping.

Courfeyrac is there too that day, and nearly jumps out of his seat when he sees Feuilly, who looks tired and, well, wet. And frankly smells a bit like a wet dog (to which everyone else who were too polite to point out actually agree). Feuilly glares at him and snaps, “All of my things are completely soaked. What the hell do you expect me to do about it?”

And Courfeyrac grins slowly, and there’s a glint n his eyes and Feuilly’s already pale face completely drains of colour when he understand the solution Courfeyrac is about to offer. (They are pretty much the same size, anyway, aren’t they? No adjustement needed!)

And, well, with Enjolras and Combeferre - almost shyly - backing Courfeyrac’s suggestion, there’s isn’t much Feuilly can do to refuse.

So he ends up spending a couple of weeks wearing Courfeyrac’s well-tailored clothes, each piece more expensive than all of Feuilly’s clothes combined - but he draws a line at the top hat.

(In the end most of Feuilly’s clothes are actually really ruined, but Courfeyrac helps him find new clothes that are more suited to Feuilly; and Feuilly accepts this help easily, considering his willingness to let Courfeyrac dress him for two weeks is payment enough for Courfeyrac’s help.)

I absolutely love Courfeyrac’s glee at being given an opportunity to spoil Feuilly… whether he wants to be spoiled or not.  And Feuilly’s resignation is SO spot on — because he knows he needs the clothes and he knows it will make Courfeyrac happy and just… THIS IS SO CUTE.  ^_______^  AW.

August 1, 2014 1:01 PM
trenchcoatsandtimetravel:

Oh my goodness!! Someone’s made a wonderful mix for my fic <3
The Guy Next Door by flowercrownme.

And a link to jjk’s fic because she didn’t include one herself ^_~: [x]

trenchcoatsandtimetravel:

Oh my goodness!! Someone’s made a wonderful mix for my fic <3

The Guy Next Door by flowercrownme.

And a link to jjk’s fic because she didn’t include one herself ^_~: [x]

August 1, 2014 12:42 PM

OK. Time to try to sneak past the nice men demolishing my bathroom to go downstairs and get some lunch.  ^_^

August 1, 2014 12:15 PM

thecoffeetragedy:

eirenical replied to your post: “@eirenical replied to your post: sathinfection replied to your post:…”:
Oh. Oh that’s… I don’t even know what to say to those choices. O_o;;; Here’s my truth, though: I once found Feuilly so hard to get a handle on that I just didn’t write him. You’re part of the reason I’m now brave and confident enough to try. ^_~

yeah :’) but no, I understand completely - he is pretty hard to get a grip on, precisely because there are so many things his personality could be reduced to, but then with a little thought, you realise that he’s not like that at all (and that’s part of what makes him so much fun to me too!). My problem is really when people don’t think at all and instead write all sorts of cliched (bad cliched), borderline classist stuff that just. piss me off. especially coming from a fandom that’s so big on social justice and representation.

I hear that.  I think there’s a lot of reducing to simplest terms that goes on with the characters in this fandom and Feuilly and Bossuet kind of get the worst of it.  And that’s so sad to me because they’re both such great characters!  The problem is that neither of them get great representation in the easily consumable versions of Les Mis (…we won’t even talk about Bahorel), so I think it’s very easy to overlook that they have just as much characterization available as any other Ami. 

But with Feuilly in particular, I think part of the problem is that maybe the average person finds him harder to relate to.  He was an orphan.  He’s a self-made man in many ways.  He works hard, and then what free time he has he uses to better educate himself and to support a cause he truly believes in.  That’s on the one hand hugely admirable… and on another a bit difficult for the average middle class fandom participant to relate to, if that makes sense?

But between your AMAZING blog and having access to Jason Forbach’s amazing interpretation on Broadway (and my realization that every time someone does Amis personality things Feuilly and I come up THE SAME CATEGORIES), that’s made him a bit more accessible to me.  Which is something I couldn’t be happier for.  ^_^  Because Feuilly is awesome.  ^_^  So thank you for opening my eyes!  :D

August 1, 2014 12:02 PM
did you see them going off to fight?

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August 1, 2014 11:44 AM

You can tell a lot about a person from the music they listen to. Put your music device on shuffle and write down the first 10 songs that play without skipping. Then claim 10 victims. (Tag 10 people)

I was tagged by aneedlikebreathing.

  1. Boolevogue; 50 Years [Disc 2]; The Irish Rovers
  2. Damn; Yourself or Someone Like You; Matchbox Twenty
  3. Morning Star; The Harsh Light of Day; Fastball
  4. Lost; A Fire In the Night; Ryness
  5. December, 1963 [Oh What A Night]; Jersey Boys: Original Broadway Cast Recording; Daniel Reichard, Ensemble feat. Tituss Burgess
  6. Dancing Queen; Mamma Mia!; Meryl Streep, Julie Walters & Christine Baranski
  7. 3 A.M.; Yourself or Someone Like You; Matchbox Twenty
  8. Empty Chairs At Empty Tables; Les Misérables: The Motion Picture Soundtrack Deluxe (Deluxe Edition); Eddie Redmayne
  9. Dancing; Lucky To Be Me; Bruce Dow
  10. Where’s the Girl; The Scarlet Pimpernel Original Broadway Cast Recording; Terrence Mann

I always find these interesting.  On the one hand, this is VERY representative of my music collection.  On the other hand… IT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE.  *snerts*

But I am very pleased to note that my shuffle mostly decided to hover in the Broadway area of my collection and the 90s area of my collection.  Well done, shuffle.  Especially for kicking Where’s the Girl out there at the last minute.  Nicely done.  ;D

Tagging: enechelon, dirtyinfluences, frosthe, doeskin-pantaloons, embroideredcupcake, thecoffeetragedy, schreberpants, crazyinjune, doh-rae-me, blackwingbecci, besanii, pockysquirrel, rivulet027, tptigger, and if I missed anyone who wants to do it, consider yourself tagged. ^_^

August 1, 2014 11:01 AM

sathinfection asked:

Breakfast trio, apocalypse AU

pilferingapples:

needsmoreresearch:

I’ll have you know that when I first ran my eyes down this list I saw “apocalypse baby-acquisition,” which I naturally interpreted as “apocalyptic baby-acquisition.”

uh so

——

"Joly looked it over and said it seemed healthy." 

"I know it’s a little out of my training, but…"

Grantaire scratched under the open neck of his nightshirt.  He stared down the hallway; he stared up at the ceiling.  He looked again in front of him.  Laigle and Joly were still there, they were still holding a basket, and the basket was still mewling.  They looked very proud.  (Well, Laigle looked proud.  Joly looked imploring.  Drunkenly proud and drunkenly imploring, of course.)

"But we think it’s hungry.  And we’re out of milk and the porter in our building doesn’t like to be woken after midnight."

"Or before five in the morning."

"And it’s probably earlier than that."

"A horse stepped on my pocket-watch."

"So we thought, oh, Grantaire will be awake."

Grantaire looked again at the basket.  It was mewling; inside one could see something small and vulnerable and fluffy.  Why did one’s friends imagine that he was a person to turn to in this sort of situation?  Was it a natural thought?  Ah yes, Grantaire, he’ll no doubt have a pitcher of milk on hand, he’s a soft touch when it comes to puppies and babies and—

"Bossuet says it’s like a leopard, but I say it has the feet of a bear."

"And the mouth of a lion.  Look, see?"

"It has ten horns and seven heads."

"We counted carefully."

"In the morning—"

"—later in the morning—"

"—we’ll take it to Combeferre, I’m sure he’ll want to study the morphology."

"But in the meanwhile, you know, we were thinking it should have some milk?"

"It rose out of the sea.  We couldn’t just leave it."

IT ROSE OUT OF THE SEA WE COULDN’T JUST LEAVE IT

Can all the prompts be mashups?!? Because this is GLORIOUS. I feel like this is verging on a Good Omens-esque thing where the Beast of the Apocalypse is reared  by two ridiculously good natured, if somewhat slackerly, partners, and their basically-okay friend, and it grows up to just sorta, you know, not see the POINT in the Apocalypse and decides to sit this one out drinking in the nearest tavern and/or café instead.