28th July, 2014


"Then plotters seized Robespierre at the National Convention and he was later guillotined, in effect ending the reign of terror. As Robespierre was arrested, David yelled to his friend "if you drink hemlock, I shall drink it with you." After this, he supposedly fell ill, and did not attend the evening session because of "stomach pain", which saved him from being guillotined along with Robespierre. David was arrested and placed in prison. There he painted his own portrait, showing him much younger than he actually was, as well as that of his jailer." (source)

"Then plotters seized Robespierre at the National Convention and he was later guillotined, in effect ending the reign of terror. As Robespierre was arrested, David yelled to his friend "if you drink hemlock, I shall drink it with you." After this, he supposedly fell ill, and did not attend the evening session because of "stomach pain", which saved him from being guillotined along with Robespierre. David was arrested and placed in prison. There he painted his own portrait, showing him much younger than he actually was, as well as that of his jailer." (source)

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28th July, 2014

They got my shiny repaired computer back to me in less than a day! And GOOD NEWS, I wasn’t a complete fool and I HAD backed up the latest version of my giant fic after all!! Tonight shall be dedicated to reinstalling the 4-5 programs I use and my tablet drivers, and then tomorrow I’ll start doing the art to make up for lost time. Yay!

28th July, 2014

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28th July, 2014

benevolenterrancy:

Do You Ever Think Of Combeferre and Just Really Wish You Could…
'Ferre would be the biggest space geek ever and i will fight you on that.  I mean, he's excited enough about the railway, how stoked would he be if he found out that we mastered that, personal automobiles, air travel, and then just kept going up to the stars?
Can you not just imagine a tiny bb ‘60’s ‘Ferre who was allowed to stay up late to watch the moon landing and is basically bouncing all over the couch and the half-asleep Enjolras next to him because he’s so excited.
Or modern day ‘Ferre who freaks out every time NASA releases new high-def images of distant star systems and obsessively follows the Mars Rover.
But do you ever...
benevolenterrancy:

Do You Ever Think Of Combeferre and Just Really Wish You Could…
'Ferre would be the biggest space geek ever and i will fight you on that.  I mean, he's excited enough about the railway, how stoked would he be if he found out that we mastered that, personal automobiles, air travel, and then just kept going up to the stars?
Can you not just imagine a tiny bb ‘60’s ‘Ferre who was allowed to stay up late to watch the moon landing and is basically bouncing all over the couch and the half-asleep Enjolras next to him because he’s so excited.
Or modern day ‘Ferre who freaks out every time NASA releases new high-def images of distant star systems and obsessively follows the Mars Rover.
just really wish you could...
benevolenterrancy:

Do You Ever Think Of Combeferre and Just Really Wish You Could…
'Ferre would be the biggest space geek ever and i will fight you on that.  I mean, he's excited enough about the railway, how stoked would he be if he found out that we mastered that, personal automobiles, air travel, and then just kept going up to the stars?
Can you not just imagine a tiny bb ‘60’s ‘Ferre who was allowed to stay up late to watch the moon landing and is basically bouncing all over the couch and the half-asleep Enjolras next to him because he’s so excited.
Or modern day ‘Ferre who freaks out every time NASA releases new high-def images of distant star systems and obsessively follows the Mars Rover.
benevolenterrancy:

Do You Ever Think Of Combeferre and Just Really Wish You Could…
'Ferre would be the biggest space geek ever and i will fight you on that.  I mean, he's excited enough about the railway, how stoked would he be if he found out that we mastered that, personal automobiles, air travel, and then just kept going up to the stars?
Can you not just imagine a tiny bb ‘60’s ‘Ferre who was allowed to stay up late to watch the moon landing and is basically bouncing all over the couch and the half-asleep Enjolras next to him because he’s so excited.
Or modern day ‘Ferre who freaks out every time NASA releases new high-def images of distant star systems and obsessively follows the Mars Rover.
benevolenterrancy:

Do You Ever Think Of Combeferre and Just Really Wish You Could…
'Ferre would be the biggest space geek ever and i will fight you on that.  I mean, he's excited enough about the railway, how stoked would he be if he found out that we mastered that, personal automobiles, air travel, and then just kept going up to the stars?
Can you not just imagine a tiny bb ‘60’s ‘Ferre who was allowed to stay up late to watch the moon landing and is basically bouncing all over the couch and the half-asleep Enjolras next to him because he’s so excited.
Or modern day ‘Ferre who freaks out every time NASA releases new high-def images of distant star systems and obsessively follows the Mars Rover.

benevolenterrancy:

Do You Ever Think Of Combeferre and Just Really Wish You Could…

'Ferre would be the biggest space geek ever and i will fight you on that.  I mean, he's excited enough about the railway, how stoked would he be if he found out that we mastered that, personal automobiles, air travel, and then just kept going up to the stars?

Can you not just imagine a tiny bb ‘60’s ‘Ferre who was allowed to stay up late to watch the moon landing and is basically bouncing all over the couch and the half-asleep Enjolras next to him because he’s so excited.

Or modern day ‘Ferre who freaks out every time NASA releases new high-def images of distant star systems and obsessively follows the Mars Rover.

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28th July, 2014

“On 9 Thermidor, the Thermidorians accused Robespierre, isolating him as a scapegoat, of aspiring to dictatorship and spread the extraordinary slander that he wanted to marry Louis XVI’s daughter and re-establish the monarchy! But it was in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that ‘aspiring to dictatorship’ emerged, in historical writing, into a ‘fully established dictatorship!’”

Gauthier, Florence. “The French Revolution.” History and Revolution: Refuting Revisionism. London: Verso, 2007. 88-87. Print.

Robespierre was enigmatic: despite being (Revisionists assure us) the most mediocre of historical personalities, he managed to (Revisionists assure us) retroactively and posthumously make himself supreme dictator of the French Revolution. Wow. 

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