WOW WHAT THE HELL
I. AM. SPEACHLESS.
this is so clever oH MYNO.
If by ‘clever’ you mean ‘soul tearing’, then yes, yes it is. *sobs*
why has NO ONE ever before last night told me that in the original French Joly’s statement of intent to join the fight (despite being, you know, actually ill) in Preliminary Gaieties is
"Ah! lebeute, j’en suis," s’écria Joly
or, accounting for Head Cold Accent:
GEE WHY IS THAT FAMILIAR
it’s like it reminds me of one of THE MOST QUOTED LINES IN THE ENTIRE BOOK
“ Vive la République ! J’en suis.”
Look, I’m sure it’s a pretty standard phrase, but standard phrases in specific context are *important* (like “I know” in Star Wars, say)
and the fact that Grantaire’s announcement of joining the fight is also an echo of the same intention from his last conversation with his closest friends
(because of course it is, because his heart could not dispense with friendship, and affection is a conviction, and this is his moment of ultimate conviction)
is KIND OF EMOTION-PUNCHING, OKAY.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream [x]
What with the Mercutio/Romeo kiss from the other day I feel like I should have a tag specifically for “men kissing in Shakespeare plays even though it’s not in the text, but after 400 years of unresolved sexual tension it’s time.”
Remember when Snape made fun of the size of a teenage girls teeth and she subsequently chose to change them so they were permanently smaller? What a hero.
Remember how close Snape and Lily were and remember the time when he went and saw her dead on the floor and remember how he held her and cried because he was in love with her
Ah yes, from my favourite book, Harry Potter and the Things That Never Actually Happened
okay but imagine:
- natasha romanoff helping drunk girls get home and refusing to let them go by themselves
- natasha romanoff punching gross men who catcall girls
- natasha romanoff speaking out against slut shaming
- natasha romanoff always looking out for the girls in her neighborhood
- natasha romanoff supporting all girls no matter what
natasha romanoff defending trans women