I’ve forgotten how to write in the past tense. Which is unfortunate, since Enjolriel is in the past tense.
can we just take a moment to imagine little cute six-year-old hermione reading matilda
and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind
and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move
Susan B. Anthony, badass.
Lest we forget Susan B. Anthony sought voting rights for women because she was offended that black men were allowed to vote and she wasn’t, even though, as she said, their brains weren’t capable of understanding politics. Susan B. Anthony, racist.
White privilege is Susan B. Anthony being an American hero. White privilege not understand why black folks should be skeptical of mainstream feminism when this white supremacist is one of the most seminal figures in the feminist movements.
Sorry, a white woman was rascist… But how many every single man back then was sexist!? Including the black men.
That. Doesn’t. Make. Racism. OK.
People being sexist doesn’t make it OK to say you would rather cut off your own arm than fight for the black vote.
And let’s not forget that about 50% of POC are women. Whom she was more than happy to throw under the bus to further her own goals.
Saying ‘X is bad, therefore Y is OK’ is a complete logical fallacy.
The fact that she is celebrated as a hero, and that her racism just gets swept under the carpet is awful.
It is now the time of night where I go full-linguist-nerd on everybody.
But in relation to that ship you like, so there’s that.
Enjolras is, according to Brick!canon (which, take that sentence as you will) from the South of France. So he’d likley be from the region where they speak Occitan (langue d’oc; it’s a Romance language related to, but actually, French, it’s fucking awesome). So I headcanon that at’d speak Meridional French, which the kind of French heavily by Occitan (as compared to “standard” Parisian French). Basically, the boy has a Southern accent that he refuses to give up.
And that he actually speaks Occitan. Mostly when he’s pissed off
And (this bit would admittedly work better in modern AU, but) one day, he’s ranting in Occitan, and all of sudden Grantaire replies in the same language, and Enjolras just stops, since he’s never met anybody else in Paris who speaks it.
Technically, all the Amis except Bossuet are from the South, so they all speak it, except him. So Joly tries to teach him.
(Now say Awwwwww)