"The poor old country Gavroche had scolded Montparnasse to help remains poor, and old; Montparnasse refuses that fate, and in the end, it is illness that takes him, one blessedly short but strong. Montparnasse laughs at the taste of blood in his mouth, and surrenders with little fight.
"He is only twenty," the doctor summoned by Feuilly’s porter explains as she frets; "and so he might still call any man Monsieur; rest easy, Madame, he sees and cries out for no ghost, only me."
Montparnasse hears him, and silently applauds the man’s ignorance before he dies, the smallest of smiles on his face.”
oh goodness The Princess Bride is one of my FAVORITE books (and movies) in the world!! did you like it???
it’s one of my all time favorites; this was actually my fourth read-through
now that I’ve finished rereading The Princess Bride, I honestly don’t know what to do with my life
just want to raise a glass for oberyn for being one of the few characters who is actually disgusted and enraged by rape and the rape culture of westeros while being non-white, non-het, and not a huge piece of crap towards bastards and non-noble ppl
God I bet..
I bet Sam fucking LOVES having guests. So he actually made a fucking massive breakfast for them, and he doesn’t know what these guys eat - Natasha’s tiny, so Sam makes a fruit salad, but then, maybe Steve (who’s huge) likes fruit salad too, so he ends up with a punchbowl full of fruit. But then also waffles and pancakes, and eggs… though who knows how these people eat their eggs? Sam likes scrambled, but he boils some just in case, and sets up a frying pan in case either of them wants fried. Better put some water on to boil in case someone wants poached…. While he has the eggs out, might as well make french toast. But then actually, Natasha’s european, right? They like that weird-ass continental breakfast shit, so he rolls up some little bits of ham and cheese, which looks weird without croissants and muffins and whatnot so he nips out to get some. And some juice. And some tea. And some hair straighteners.
And so Natasha eats a few bits of everything, but Steve… well Steve grew up during a time where you did not waste food - clearing your plate is ingrained in him, so. Yeah, he did have a big breakfast. He had all the breakfast.
And some hair straighteners.
write a grantaire who knows he’s ugly but still walks around with a swagger. write a grantaire who bullshits about how much sex he gets. write a grantaire hanging out at opium dens. write a grantaire who experiemnts with absinthe. write a grantaire who is adventurous and outgoing. write a grantaire who reads and debates and thinks. write a grantaire who thinks for himself. write a grantaire who cares what enjolras thinks but won’t change himself for him. write a grantaire who is wild. write a grantaire who talks in great speeches waxing poetical about what he ate for breakfast. write a grantaire who falls in love with liberty, but is held back by opression. write a grantaire who has friends outside of les amis. write brick!grantaire.
GRANTAIRE DOES NOT EXIST TO PLEASE ENJOLRAS GRANTAIRE DOES NOT EXIST ONLY TO LOVE ENJOLRAS GRANTAIRE HAS OTHER INTERESTS GRANTAIRE HAS OTHER FRIENDS AND PASSIONS AND HE /CARES/ GRANTAIRE IS SO IMPORTANT (via barricadeatdawn)
I have been half in love with easeful Death,
Call’d him soft names in many a musèd rhyme,
To take into the air my quiet breath;
Now more than ever seems it rich to die,
To cease upon the midnight with no pain
- Grantaire: You’re not gonna make the world any better by shouting at it.
- Enjolras: I can try.
Much Ado About Nothing, 2012
Laser-cut cover with 5 interior laser-cut illustrations, plus more than 40 other printed spots, motifs, and spreads!
What would you do if your internet friend just stopped coming online? Knowing everything there was about them, rivalling even their family’s knowledge of them, yet you would still be powerless to know where they were of if you’d ever hear from them again?
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prouvaries asked: (…) ask you on your interpretation of the ending of the secret history because i was so confused and ok i know some things are obvious but it was just a general ‘what’ for me
so henry shots himself. and of course richard sees some noble deed in it (because richard doesn’t get henry at all), in his own words:
I think he felt the need to make a noble gesture, something to prove to us and to himself that it was in fact possible to put those high cold principles which Julian had taught us to use. Duty, piety, loyalty, sacrifice.
which - even if we didn’t know henry by now - is a good indicator that this is not what that death was about. henry wanted to have an impact on their lives, wanted to shape them, wanted to be in control and hell what better way than to kill himself in front of them. he won’t take chances, won’t allow other people have power over him, he already spent too much time on a police station (two hours!!). this is a boy who only started seeing colours in the world after he killed a man with his bare hands, this is a boy who planned and carried out a murder of his friend, this is a wonderful monster boy who only plays at being human when it suits his plans and he literally writes himself a fucking tragedy in his own blood.
(my friend got it down nicely in one sentence: they do a shit thing and then another shit thing and everything goes to shit tho no one goes to jail)
and then we get the epilogue and richard talking about his life like anyone fucking gives a shit about that and we get his one last attempt at covering up the fact that he’s gay and convincing himself that he’s not but of course camilla is too smart for him and i like to think that her ‘i love henry’ is basically a big fuck you to richard because he’s a piece of shit who respects a dead man more than a woman standing in front of him and we get little bits of lives of minor characters who are really the only ones getting happy endings and actually doing something sensible and sophie dearbold gets nine sentences one of which is mostly about henry but at least she opened her eyes in time and realised what an asshole she was with and we get richard still studying because of course he has to have a piece of paper telling the world that he knows stuff that he understands stuff that he’s worth something and no richard literally no sane person ever would think that after all you’ve been through you ‘would have kept in better touch over the years’ go home richard and leave us the fuck alone
I don’t follow enough incredibly pretentious blogs