The Long Nineteenth Century

From the enragées to the dreyfusardes.

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les mis 69 min prompts: everybody lives au

Like literally everyone and they all show up at Cosette and Marius’ wedding.

Left to right: Valjean is about to ditch and Javert notices because if anyone’s gonna notice Valjean leaving it will be Javert. Also he stops him from leaving because leaving your daughter’s wedding is A Very Bad Life Choice. Meanwhile, Gavroche is using the scuffle to pilfer Javert’s cake because cake is awesome. Bahorel and Jehan are singing while Feuilly amuses Azelma and Eponine (a rendition of Masquerade, perhaps?). Fantine gets a chance to sit beside Cosette on her wedding day. Marius is happy. Courfeyrac gives Marius his blessing, while also strategically forming a tri colour with Enjolras and Combeferre (yes it is flipped, minor detail. Also Courfeyrac replacing Gillenormand is very much on purpose). Finally, Musichetta and Bossuet listen to Grantaire wax philosophical as Joly props him up so he won’t fall off his chair.

FANTINE LIVES AND IS AT COSETTE’S WEDDING (and Gillenormand ISN’T). Everything is wonderful and I approve of everything going on here.

If you want to see an everyone lives AU, look no further than the 1992 Les Mis, animated in North Korea.

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After Fred died George developed a line of Cheering Chocolates, Nightmare Nougat and Memory Mallow for himself and others with PTSD. 

Eventually he expanded the line to Safe Silent Sparklers for those with sound sensitivities or triggers and Trigger Talismans which vibrate and block out sound when a trigger is said so that the wearer can leave. 


(via zombieenjolras)

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I’m kind of disappointed in myself for not saying anything on National Coming Out Day. But the trouble is, I have no idea what to come out as.

Filed under cis femme girl who thought she only liked dudes until she fell in love with a transmasculine AFAB genderqueer person isn't very snappy and I still don't know if this is just an exception or if I was attracted to masculinity this whole time regardless of gender identity like maybe I'm into other masculine nonbinary people too or butch women I think I might but I'm not sure I have very little experience being in love and even less experience being in a relationship with someone I'm in love with I've dated cis dudes who loved me unrequitedly and I've been infatuated with cis dudes who didn't like me back this is new and I feel very defined by my relationship like it's a queer relationship but if you take it away would I be queer anyway if a tree falls

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Me: btw, something that might amuse you
Me: when I was getting my prescription filled at CVS there was a rack
Me: mostly of Christian books
Me: but also self-help books
Me: and
Me: I can’t even
Patches: While I’m not denying the research indicating the benefits of religion on recovering from mental illness…
Patches: ummm WUHT?
Me: “There is a demon involved here.”
Me: uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Patches: Well, good news for you is, Watson & Smith (2010) found that demons cultivated in a nutrient broth with a concentration of serotonin 200 micrograms/mL experienced a rate of exorcism 200% higher than a control.
Patches: I learned about that one in “Demons and Disability: Paranormal Determinants of Mental Illness”. Interestingly enough, it was the only class cross-listed with the Psychology and Religious studies department.
Patches: I mean, more research is needed, but the results heavily indicate that SSRIs are an effective treatment for depression of both organic and demonic basis.
Me: Why can’t demons just interfere with the meds though?

Patches: I believe I have an answer to your question.
Patches: The neurotransmitters are released during the absolute refractory period of the neuron. God is the only absolute. Therefore the neurons (and subsequent release of neurotransmitters) are protected by God after the neuron fires. After the neurotransmitters bind to the receptors, the relative refractory period occurs, where demons have the possibility to interfere. With sufficient demonic temptation, we choose to let the neuron fire again and relinquish God’s love over the electrochemical gradient of the axon. This is the source of free will.

Filed under mental health mental illness SSRIs demons demonology

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I think he’s just Andy Kaufman with extensive plastic surgery. Here’s why. The Room is a paradox. It’s like getting a zero on a multiple choice test. At first it seems like you’re just really bad at the subject until you realize the probability of doing that poorly purely by chance is ridiculously low. It’s almost certain you knew at least some of the right answers and intentionally put down the wrong one. At the same time, it’s impossible to conceive of Wiseau having any talent whatsoever. He’s the answer to an irresistible force meeting an immovable object. The only way to resolve such a paradox is to assume he knows exactly what he’s doing but is just the best, most committed troll in all of existence. The only person with this level of skill would have to be Andy Kaufman.
My friend Patches on Tommy Wiseau

Filed under Tommy Wiseau Andy Kaufman

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Oh my lord there are people having the worlds worst jazz jam session down the street