valdsbejakande:

Actors of the French Revolution divided into factions
source

This looks super handy, and yet also kind of bewildering, which seems about right!  Totally reblogging it to refer to.

valdsbejakande:

Actors of the French Revolution divided into factions

source

This looks super handy, and yet also kind of bewildering, which seems about right!  Totally reblogging it to refer to.

I need to cross-post my DW posts to #ClubNinetyThree, though I haven’t exactly come up with any deep insights just yet.  I did want to share this more promptly, though, in case it’s of use to anyone else.  I got so fed up with not having a clear mental map that I had to make one.
The source map comes from here, and it depicts pre-Revolutionary France — I think it’s from the 1760s?  Maybe it’s a later map showing that era.  Anyway, I will pretend that I chose the earlier map out of a conscious artistic decision to show the historical regional divisions still at work here, but what it actually mostly is is that I couldn’t find a 1793 map of high enough resolution to be useful.
This is where we stand as of chapter 1.2.2.  The grey line is the Claymore’s path, with the dotted line showing where it’s currently headed; all other notes are in red; Brittany is in blue, the Vendée in pink, Astillé where the forest is located in red.  The Vendée and Astillé are extremely approximate, because I’m not a cartographer.
We’ll see if I manage to keep this up — depends on how much time I have and how much the geography is bugging me, probably — but fyi for those as currently lost as I was!

I need to cross-post my DW posts to #ClubNinetyThree, though I haven’t exactly come up with any deep insights just yet.  I did want to share this more promptly, though, in case it’s of use to anyone else.  I got so fed up with not having a clear mental map that I had to make one.

The source map comes from here, and it depicts pre-Revolutionary France — I think it’s from the 1760s?  Maybe it’s a later map showing that era.  Anyway, I will pretend that I chose the earlier map out of a conscious artistic decision to show the historical regional divisions still at work here, but what it actually mostly is is that I couldn’t find a 1793 map of high enough resolution to be useful.

This is where we stand as of chapter 1.2.2.  The grey line is the Claymore’s path, with the dotted line showing where it’s currently headed; all other notes are in red; Brittany is in blue, the Vendée in pink, Astillé where the forest is located in red.  The Vendée and Astillé are extremely approximate, because I’m not a cartographer.

We’ll see if I manage to keep this up — depends on how much time I have and how much the geography is bugging me, probably — but fyi for those as currently lost as I was!

pilferingapples asked: When I Say Duck: Drink Me, Paint Me, Get Me (I would totally goad you to do the whole meme again, but I suspect that is RATHER UNLIKELY XD) (also I FEAR at least two options there)

pilferingapples:

artificialities:

Ahahahaha yeah, this meme is RATHER LARGE to do all at a go. But okay! Combeferre and Bahorel, and a) shots together, b) one drawing a picture of the other, and c) one saving the other.  I am combining them into one fic, so there.

A Commission

"You are a draftsman." Bahorel dropped into a chair, folded brawny arms on the table, smoothed down his mustache with an exacting air.

Combeferre raised his eyebrows eloquently.

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THIS IS SO GREAT, I love that you go into enormous detail about The Incident and I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE INCIDENT IS, which I suspect is also how Combeferre feels about it. XD  That’s actually a pretty great idea for a portrait, though!

That is ABSOLUTELY how Combeferre feels about it.  Combeferre kind of suspects Bahorel is in fact making up half the story out of whole cloth, or at least pulling in unrelated incidents because he thinks it’d be funnier if they were part of THIS story.  (He may be correct.)

Also, needsmoreresearch, to reply to your reply: it may be apparent that I REALLY REALLY ENJOY Bahorel’s Weirdest Village In France, yes.  *shifty*  And every story about it is true!  All of them.  Even the contradictory ones.

pilferingapples asked: When I Say Duck: Drink Me, Paint Me, Get Me (I would totally goad you to do the whole meme again, but I suspect that is RATHER UNLIKELY XD) (also I FEAR at least two options there)

Ahahahaha yeah, this meme is RATHER LARGE to do all at a go. But okay! Combeferre and Bahorel, and a) shots together, b) one drawing a picture of the other, and c) one saving the other.  I am combining them into one fic, so there.

A Commission

"You are a draftsman." Bahorel dropped into a chair, folded brawny arms on the table, smoothed down his mustache with an exacting air.

Combeferre raised his eyebrows eloquently.

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Readalong Reminder Post!

pilferingapples:

Tomorrow is the start of the group chapter-a-day  readalong of Victor Hugo’s Ninety-Three!

Here on Tumblr it’ll operate just like Brick!club did: read the day’s chapter, post about it using the group tag (in your first five tags, remember!): clubninetythree     !  Just like Brick!club, anyone who does the reading is welcome to post, whether it’s just for one chapter or every day! Just read along and be kind and friendly to fellow club members.

We also have a Dreamwidth Community, for those who’d prefer that option! On DW there’ll be a single master post for each day’s chapter, and everyone’s encouraged to post their day’s post there as well, or comment on other people’s posts, or make ENTIRELY DIFFERENT daily posts! Other book-relevant discussion and links are also welcome there! I know a lot of people wanted more threaded LJ-Type discussion back when Brick!club was starting, so if you’re in that number, Club93 on Dreamwidth is HERE FOR YOU this time!

See everyone tomorrow, with chapter 1.1!:D

I’m excited!  And curious, since I know very little about Ninety-Three; this will be a voyage of discovery.

Ideally it will also be a voyage of me successfully keeping up with the club’s reading pace…

carmarthenfan replied to your post “Leave a ‘Invite Me’ in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character asking your character to” TO WHAT? TO. WHAT. I must know. Heero and Mitt Romney. Let’s do this. Why don’t you forbid Mitt Romneys when you repost memes.”

I really don’t understand the Romney thing, but I am always delighted by your counter-moves.

NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THE ROMNEY THING INCLUDING ME but uh, okay, what context there is (for the record) is that numerous years ago, in the wee hours when we were all sleep deprived, Shati started talking about Mitt Romney communing with fictional characters on the astral plane.  (For the record, at the time he was either our governor or had recently ceased to be, I forget which.  No one had yet dreamed of a presidential bid.)  I suspect I was the person protesting most vehemently that this made no sense (trust me, given the characters involved, it did not), and thus Shati has never let the injoke die.  At this point, it has become its own surreal creature, lurching to life at the sound of a prompt meme.

revolutionarygirlshati asked: "Leave a 'Invite Me' in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character asking your character to" TO WHAT? TO. WHAT. I must know. Heero and Mitt Romney. Let's do this. Why don't you forbid Mitt Romneys when you repost memes.

A QUESTION FOR THE AGES, and the answer is either that I’m endlessly foolish, or that I put up a meme and stare at my inbox in morbid fascination to see what you’ll come up with, or that I like being kind to vouksen.  (It’s probably all three.)

So uh okay HERE WE GO.  Mitt Romney, Heero Yuy, a mysterious invitation.  SURE WHY NOT aside from all rational reasons.

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…So, uh, apparently tumblr is eating messages again!  If you’ve sent me prompts within the past few days, or any other asks that I haven’t already responded to, I totally didn’t get them and you should send them again or repeat them as replies to this post or something.

(TUMBLR WHY.)

subsequentibis:

can we call gen combeferre/bossuet ‘scientific progress goes boink’

HAHAHAHAHA PERFECT

Although honestly I don’t see why we can’t call (gen or otherwise) Joly/Bossuet that, aside from all the billion other names that pairing has.  And it’s not as if having other nicknames ought to preclude anything where Lesgle/Laigle/Lègle/L’Aigle des (jeux des) mots is concerned.

(and er the word “boink” does not make me think genfic, I will say.)

ereini0n asked: Hi! Just wanted to say - your newest story with Enjolrases and Combeferre and the cow is one of the more wonderful stories I've read in this fandom. :-)

Oh gosh, thank you so much!  I’m sorry this ask took me forever to answer, but it delighted me and I made a blushy AWW SHUCKS GOLLY face at the screen when it came.  I’m glad you liked it!

Give me two characters

askboxmemes:

Leave a “Amuse Me” in my ask, and I will write a funny drabble about my character trying to cheer your up.

Leave a “Break Me” in my ask, and I will write an angsty drabble about our characters.

Leave a “Call Me” in my ask, and I will write a drabble about my character asking for yours [be it at the brink of death/in a battlefield/knocking on the front door wounded, feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Drink Me” in my ask, and I will write a drabble about my character taking shots with yours.

Leave a “Enamor Me” in my ask, and I will write a fluffy drabble about my character trying to woo yours [be it out of the blue/Valentines Day,feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Fight Me” in my ask, and I will write a drabble out my character fighting with/or against yours.

Leave a “Get Me” in my ask, and I will write a drabble about my character saving yours.

Leave a “Haunt Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character watching over yours[as a ghost, watching from a distance, or otherwise, feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Invite Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character asking your character to

Leave a “Join Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character giving your character an offer [be it a proposal for an alliance, asking them to join them in an activity (you can get dirty if you want), feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Kill Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character killing yours.

Leave a “Love Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a fluffy drabble about our characters.

Leave a “Mourn Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character mourning your character’s death.

Leave a “Nurse Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character healing yours.

Leave a “Offer Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character giving yours a gift.

Leave a “Paint Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character drawing a picture of yours [like one of your french girls~ be it painting them or drawing them, maybe offering a picture of them as a gift, feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Quiet Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character trying to calm yours down [be it from crying, from lashing out, feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Remember Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character trying to get yours to remember them [be it from an accident, meeting them after years apart, feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Shag Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a dirty drabble about our characters.

Leave a “Tell Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character confessing something to yours [be it a love confession, a secret, feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Unbind Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about your character freeing mine, or the other way around, or something among the lines [be it freeing them from jail, from handcuffs, from a trap, from a curse, feel free to specify.]

Leave a “Value Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about my character telling yours how they feel about them.

Leave a “Wed Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about our character under the subject of wedlock [be it my character proposing to yours, or marrying yours, feel free to specify.]

Leave a “X Me” in my ask, and I will write whatever it is that you wish, [specify.]

Leave an “Yahoo Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about our characters celebrating something [feel free to specify.]

Leave an “Zip Me” in my ask, and I’ll write a drabble about your character dressing mine, or the other way around [this can also be used for shutting them up as well, but feel free to specify.]

This reads as if it’s aimed at RPers, which on tumblr I am not, so I’m gonna say it’s “mention two characters” for my purposes!

As per usual, this is likely to be more or less G-rated and friendshippy (so “shag me” specifically may get you other definitions of the word instead of the intended one, or otherwise me being a cheerful troll); prompts may or may not be interpreted loosely; writing speed not guaranteed; plenty of fandoms including crossovers welcome.

irenydrawsdeadpeople:

enjolras and combeferre meet a cow, from artificialities's lovely fic!
i had to draw it, everyone knows animal friends are my weakness and scottish highland cows are my favorite type of cows

I AM SO PLEASED
You mentioned an urge to draw this and I crossed my fingers and hoped, because IRENY ART and HIGHLAND COW ART and basically <33333, perfect rendering, this is a cow of enormous nobility and dignity, who needs fences anyway.  If you like I as author will firmly declare that later on Combeferre climbed the fence into the pasture anyway when the cows proved sufficiently placid because FURTHER SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION OF FLOOFY-HAIRED COWS (and Enjolras followed on general principles and in case Combeferre needed to be yanked out of the way of a charging bull, which is also a general principle.)
I just keep scrolling back up to stare delightedly!

irenydrawsdeadpeople:

enjolras and combeferre meet a cow, from artificialities's lovely fic!

i had to draw it, everyone knows animal friends are my weakness and scottish highland cows are my favorite type of cows

I AM SO PLEASED

You mentioned an urge to draw this and I crossed my fingers and hoped, because IRENY ART and HIGHLAND COW ART and basically <33333, perfect rendering, this is a cow of enormous nobility and dignity, who needs fences anyway.  If you like I as author will firmly declare that later on Combeferre climbed the fence into the pasture anyway when the cows proved sufficiently placid because FURTHER SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION OF FLOOFY-HAIRED COWS (and Enjolras followed on general principles and in case Combeferre needed to be yanked out of the way of a charging bull, which is also a general principle.)

I just keep scrolling back up to stare delightedly!

pilferingapples:

vouksen:

Last year carmarthen set up a fic/art exchange for #lesmiseres that went really well, so I thought I’d get up another round, and well, here we are!
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It’s here it’s here! I KNEW PEOPLE WERE MAKING THINGS AND HERE THEY ARE I’M SO EXCITED
SO MUCH GOOD EVERYTHING GO READ AND LOOK AND *LEAVE COMMENTS*

I AM SO EXCITED BY ALL THE THINGS
:D :D :D :D

pilferingapples:

vouksen:

Last year carmarthen set up a fic/art exchange for #lesmiseres that went really well, so I thought I’d get up another round, and well, here we are!

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It’s here it’s here! I KNEW PEOPLE WERE MAKING THINGS AND HERE THEY ARE I’M SO EXCITED

SO MUCH GOOD EVERYTHING GO READ AND LOOK AND *LEAVE COMMENTS*

I AM SO EXCITED BY ALL THE THINGS

:D :D :D :D