Italian girl, from Sicily, currently studying Japanese in Venice. This is mostly a Fandom blog, I reblog the things I like. Sometimes I also post my shitty drawings and other things I make. Feel free to talk to me.
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laughingandlyric:



~1.2.6 Jean Valjean~ "Jean Valjean était entré au bagne sanglotant et frémissant; il en sortit impassible. Il y était entré désespéré; il en sortit sombre. Que s’était-il passé dans cette âme?”


~1.2.6 Jean Valjean ((Hapgood Translation))~ "Jean Valjean had entered the galleys sobbing and shuddering; he emerged impassive. He had entered in despair; he emerged gloomy. What had taken place in that soul”

This quote was so powerful to me when I first read it and is one of my favorite lines Hugo uses to end a chapter. The transformation of Jean Valjean in the galleys is not only tragic, but sobering as well, and I think it reflects such a profound part of humanity. That society had murdered Valjean and created 24601, the manifestation of hate towards the world and society. But good cannot always be killed completely; the inherent goodness of man lies dormant within him, until something can draw it out, or better yet, do something to crack the hardened heart that contains it. And, as cheesy as it sounds, that’s the power of kindness:) That quote always had such a profound effect on me and my view of people, and I can’t describe how much I love this part of the Brick, as tragic as it is. Hugo did such an amazing job of showing the effect of the prisons upon people, and showing the type of people they create. Also, Valjean’s Soliloquy captured this part so WELL, but then again, I do think I’m skipping ahead, because really that change really comes about in chapter 13, but still, this part was so powerful; I enjoyed reading it! (^ ^)

laughingandlyric:

~1.2.6 Jean Valjean~ "Jean Valjean était entré au bagne sanglotant et frémissant; il en sortit impassible. Il y était entré désespéré; il en sortit sombre. Que s’était-il passé dans cette âme?”
~1.2.6 Jean Valjean ((Hapgood Translation))~ "Jean Valjean had entered the galleys sobbing and shuddering; he emerged impassive. He had entered in despair; he emerged gloomy. What had taken place in that soul”

This quote was so powerful to me when I first read it and is one of my favorite lines Hugo uses to end a chapter. The transformation of Jean Valjean in the galleys is not only tragic, but sobering as well, and I think it reflects such a profound part of humanity. That society had murdered Valjean and created 24601, the manifestation of hate towards the world and society. But good cannot always be killed completely; the inherent goodness of man lies dormant within him, until something can draw it out, or better yet, do something to crack the hardened heart that contains it. And, as cheesy as it sounds, that’s the power of kindness:) That quote always had such a profound effect on me and my view of people, and I can’t describe how much I love this part of the Brick, as tragic as it is. Hugo did such an amazing job of showing the effect of the prisons upon people, and showing the type of people they create. Also, Valjean’s Soliloquy captured this part so WELL, but then again, I do think I’m skipping ahead, because really that change really comes about in chapter 13, but still, this part was so powerful; I enjoyed reading it! (^ ^)


muchymozzarella:

teland:

branwyn-says:

teland:

notanotherfandomblogger:

(Note: While this post discusses the recent doxxing of a well-known member of the Welcome To Night Vale fandom, I will not be using her real name at any point. While the name is undoubtedly known to many people, I nonetheless ask anyone reblogging or commenting on this post or related posts to practice similar discretion. The more distance she can put between her professional identity and the damaging false accusations made against her, the better.)

This post was created as part of a joint effort by several people. It was written by branwyn-says, and co-signed by some (but not all) of the people who have been personally affected by the situation. I created a new blog for this post, both to keep the bulk of the traffic away from my personal blog and so that other people could make posts on the subject at a later time, if they wished to. I apologize for any confusion created by my use of the passive voice, which I deemed necessary to protect people’s privacy.

The purpose of this post is to bring to light information that will hopefully prevent what happened to Tumblr user sodomquake from happening to anyone else. I will only present information that has been verified through screencaps or personal statements from multiple people involved.

This post concerns the actions of a particular Tumblr user, namely the individual who has admitted to creating the teethforlunch blog that doxxed sodomquake. After serious discussion with people who know this individual, we as a group have elected not to disclose their identity at this time. This decision was made in the interests of protecting vulnerable persons, and in the hopes that teethforlunch will choose to take a break from fandom for awhile and seriously consider the choices that led them to engage in behavior that has harmed many people. This post will be using they/their pronouns to refer to teethforlunch, not as a reflection of that person’s gender identity or personal pronoun choice, but simply to protect their privacy.

Our hope is that the information we are sharing will create a context for serious fandom discussions that address the way we engage one another when it comes to important matters such as social justice and accountability.

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I like the way you guys are handling this, and I appreciate the solemnity and gravity you’re bringing to the situation. My heart aches for your fandom as a whole and for sodomquake in particular.

But here’s a little something that worries me a bit.

Why, precisely, wasn’t Little M. Shit-Stirrer called out for the other, other, OTHER fucked-up thing they did? I’ll say it plain:

Fiction is fiction. Fantasy is fantasy. Reality? Is way the hell over there.

As a survivor of child sexual abuse and a rather violent attempted rape as an adult, and as one of the *billions* of survivors of the worldwide Madge-I-soaked-in-it rape *culture* that we’re all *steeping* in?

I have just a few issues that I need to work through. I do a lot of that with the fiction I write. With the extra super special creepy and *disturbing* fiction that I write.

But you know something?

Even if I had lived the perfect life, even if I had no traumas whatsoever, even if there was nothing wrong/”wrong” with me?

Not a single goddamn person on this planet would have the right to call me out for what I write.

ANY of what I write.

No matter *how* creepy it is to them. No matter how *triggering* it is to them. No matter how much it makes them want to run to the bathroom and *vomit*.

They’re *my* words, and *my* worlds, and *my fucking fantasies*.

And they have jack *shit* to do with how I live my life *away* from the computer.

And this? Is something we knew already — or should’ve known.

Even if sodomquake had written the “bad” kind of rape fic featuring underage characters? It wouldn’t have meant *anything* about her ability — or lack of ability — to write other kinds of stories. Including stories featuring children and no sexual aspects whatsoever.

Somehow — *somehow* — those of us who have read Titus Andronicus manage not to actually *expire* from the shock that Shakespeare also wrote works like Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth.

Writers — the best of us anyway — are not one-trick ponies.

George R.R. Martin? Crosses genres all the time.

So does Neil Gaiman.

So does Samuel Delany.

Now then. Delany is a queer POC. Shakespeare is an old dead White dude. Gaiman is British. Martin is apparently a fisherman? It’s hard to tell from the gifsets. But they’ve all written romance with (at LEAST) hints of erotica and they’ve all written things with massive consent issues — along with all the other things they’ve written.

And yet? Somehow — *somehow* — no one’s ever said that they couldn’t do other things.

That they *shouldn’t* do other things — well, wait. Actually, I wouldn’t put it past the mid-20th-century speculative fiction communities to do just that with Delany. But still.

They’re all men.

They’re all MEN.

And if we can give *them* that freedom?

If we can just fucking ASSUME that they SHOULD have that freedom?

Then why the FUCK shouldn’t we have it, too?

Why should we be ashamed?

Why should any of us be ashamed for being sexual beings?

Why should any of us *accept* the shame of *others* for our sexualities?

The answer: WE MOTHERFUCKING SHOULDN’T.

EVER.

Because it’s always — ALWAYS — bullshit.

sodomquake didn’t hurt anyone with her stories. I don’t hurt anyone with *my* stories — assuming they read the warnings.

My motherfucking cunt has never punched you in the face.

And I’m motherfucking sick and motherfucking tired of pretending like it has.

So let’s own this. It is, in fact, a *feminist* issue.

And yeah, this is goddamned where I’m making my stand.

I personally don’t disagree with any of that, Te. I don’t think anyone has the right to regulate the content of fiction. But the post was already so long, and in WTNV in particular there’s been such a battle over people wanting potentially triggering content tagged, and other people refusing, claiming that such a request constituted kink shaming, that I felt like I’d be detonating a whole ‘nother series of land mines if I started going into that (and the post was already a novel). But it wouldn’t be a bad thing for people to use this post as a jumping off point for that discussion.

*ahahahaa* BRING IT.

MY ANGRY NETHERS ARE READY FOR BATTLE.

You know, I used to get really het up about tagging, and I still get twitchy when tags will, I feel, spoil a major plot point of a given story?

But I’ve also — hopefully — grown into less of a dickdouche over the years. It’s my right to write whatever I want and do whatever I want *with* it on this big, wide internet of ours. *But I don’t have to be a cocknozzle*. So, you know, I post spoiler-and-mostly-tag-free announcements of stories on my dw and here, and when people follow the links to AO3, they can choose to read the tags or not.

It’s not actually a hardship.

It takes literally 2 extra minutes, and that long only because I inevitably forget some of the non-spoilery tags I *do* want to use on dw, and have to repost 3 times.

But anyway. My angry nethers are so ready to crush some morality policers.

You don’t even know.

Been getting a lot of BS from the morality police in fanfiction lately.

(some potentially triggering fanfiction talk below, be warned before you proceed)

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He found that he was a coward. He conceived a horror of himself. Javert’s ideal, was not to be human, to be grand, to be sublime; it was to be irreproachable. Now, he had just failed in this.


Les Mis Manga: Book 1, Chapter 10 Overview

bobcatmoran:

If you’ve been paying attention possibly a bit more closely than is healthy, you might’ve noticed that I skipped Chapter 9. That’s because that particular volume of Gessan, the magazine that serializes the manga, is currently on its way from Japan to my home. Turns out that even though I haven’t been able to find the volumes at Kinokuniya for a few months (either because other people buy them first or because they’ve stopped stocking the magazine), amazon.co.jp carries them

But meanwhile I have Chapter 10 and the first chapter of Book 2! (coming soon to a tumblr near you!)

Oh! And also, FYI, Volume 3 of the manga, which will probably include chapters 8–10 of Book 1 and chapter 1 of Book 2, is on sale August 12! Pre-order links are here — please support the artists if you can!

Anyway. Under the Read More — an overview based on my non-fluent self’s quick readthrough of the chapter entitled “The Case of Champmathieu.” Full-on translations of chapters 1–3 and part of chapter 4, as well as overviews of chapters 5–8 can be found at my manga masterpost.

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redeaths:

Gaston Leroux

…and P. de St. V. wrote to understand the change that has come over Daae, it must be supposed that she has just discovered love for the first time! I am perhaps being indiscreet’, he went on, ‘but only love could bring about such a miracle, so overwhelming a transformation.

are you trying

'Here I am, Erik,' she said. 'I'm ready It's you who are late, not I.'

[…] Christine’s face lit up. A happy smile settled on her bloodless lips, a smile such as ill patients smile when they begin to hope that the sickness that struck them down will not carry them off.

to tell me

'I believe Christine really loves him!…Everything points to it. But that's not my main concern. What I'm not sure of is whether the man Christine loves is worthy of her!'

'You must let me be the judge of that, sir!' said Christine

something

'Then why are telling me all this?…You love him, it's obvious! Your fear, your terror, it's just another sort of love, the most delectable kind, a kind that you won't admit to,' Raoul explained bitterly

or I am just

'You're afraid of him… but do you love me?…If Erik was handsome, Christine, would you love me?'

'How can you say that?…Why tempt fate?… Why ask me things I keep hidden deep in my heart, where people always hide their sins?'

imagining

'Be careful, Christine, you're turning him back into a spirit.'

'He's no spirit. He's a man who belongs to heaven and earth, nothing more.'

things

[…] as I knelt before her, I heard her say: “Poor, unhappy Erik!”  and she took me by the hand!

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Dallas Les Mis - Reviewing the Barricade Boys

laissezferre:

211muirfield:

So a friend and I went to see the Dallas production of Les Misérables yesterday (I’m sorry! I live here!), and although I want to write about EVERYTHING in the show I’m afraid my review would become pages long. So, I will just write a very detailed review of everything concerning the barricade boys (I love every character, but these guys are always my favorites). SO HERE GOES:

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ifyouhappentoremember:

The Phantom of the Opera Challenge

9 Songs (3/9)
Wandering Child

ifyouhappentoremember:


The Phantom of the Opera Challenge

9 Songs (3/9)

Wandering Child



posted 21 hours ago with 170 notes via thirdtwin3

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”


A study in the italian mindset via tags.

electricalice:

You can insult in any way, you can call us ‘mafiosi’ or start with the worst stereotypes but you won’t get the angry widespread horrified reactions you’ll get when you touch/mistreat/trashtalk our food. I was reading the tags in that pizza post I reblogged a few hours ago:

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(this last one requires an explanation, Panettone and Pandoro are two different sweets that are exclusively eaten around christmas festivity. In no other period of the year are those allowed to exist in any capacity. They are christmas sweets. That’s it. No other occasion allowed.)


posted 1 day ago with 323 notes via electricalice