Well he missed a pretty god damn big one didn’t he
u fucked up, Tony
u fucked up big time
you had one job, Tony
what if he did find it though?
what if after the avengers, he just archived the data, fully intending to look at it all later, and then kind of forgot about it because he was too busy trying to tinker his trauma away?
what if after iron man 3 he got bored one day, went through his data banks, found all this damning evidence, and figured it out?
what if he found out during winter soldier and tried to contact someone, but steve and natasha were already underground, fury was faking the dead, hill was with fury, coulson and his team were being held hostage on the plane, clint was nowhere to be found, thor was in asgard, and bruce was on vacation in hawaii?
what if he couldn’t do anything about it because he’d gotten rid of all the suits?
what if he was building one from his old files and going to try to do something about it, but then jarvis brought up the news and all he could do was sit there and watch the helicarriers fall because as good as his tech was, it still couldn’t finish the armor fast enough for him to help?
what if he knew but he couldn’t do a thing to fix it?
SOME WRITE THIS FUCKING STORY OK.
jehanon said: The right word, le mot juste, is so hard to find. Each word has so many meanings. Each word holds connotations, possibilities. The tip of a tongue is a precarious place, words appearing and disappearing and correct allusions failing. In personal uses, words gain greater power still: a home of familiarity, of comfortable vocabulary with harmless words that sting and harmful words turned tame. I hope we can harness the power to use the right words always. ~ J. Prouvaire
Words are so great. I’m constantly amazed by various writing styles and turns of phrase and how they can evoke images and feelings and inspire action. Sometimes finding the right word isn’t important though - a simple expression of support or encouragement can make all the difference.
But your words are especially wonderful, and I think you came at the right time for a lot of people. So thank you for that. :)
I had an endoscopy (and colonoscopy) today and afterwards while I was coming down off the medication I asked the nurse if I could tell her a joke and she said yes so I said If you’re not Russian you’re Stalin and she didn’t laugh.
That’s some quality humor right there and I know that pun has been used a lot but if I could think of that even while high on anesthesia I think she should have at least snickered.
Apparently she didn’t laugh because they found something kind of unfortunate for me. Awesome.
Anybody know anything about eosinophilic esophagitis?
At this point I feel like everyone else was like,
And he was just like, “Enjolras YES.”
#i’m going to continue reblogging this scene every time i see it to point out how ridiculous it is#not his answer#his answer informs his character as well as the rest of les amis and serves a narrative purpose#no the question#’i think thats probably the revolutionarys but i’d better check it’s not some innocent people having a yard sale’#is still literally the only motivation i can think of for this (x)
omg those tags.
But, history nerd time! In the original French the question is not, “Who’s there?” but “Qui vive?”
"Qui vive?" is the traditional sentry call to determine whose side you’re on. A literal translation would be, “Long live who?” In response to “Qui vive?” You’d say, “Vive le roi!” or, in Enjolras’s case, “Vive la revolution francaise!”
(I think hernaniste was the one to first point it out, but it’s been so long I no longer recall. Let me know if I should be crediting someone else!)
Of all the comrades that ever I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that ever I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay
there’s a grief that can’t be spoken. there’s a pain goes on and on. empty chairs at empty tables. now my friends are dead and gone.
i just want a movie with just them and their misadventures. just blowing things up and shooting nahzis.
Battle-tested, Captain America and his Howling Commandos quickly earned their stripes. Their mission: taking down HYDRA, a Nazi rogue deep science division. Barnes is the only Howling Commando to give his life in service of his country.
Spirited, warm-hearted and tactile, Courfeyrac is often shoehorned by fans into the role of “Les Amis’ resident ladies’ man”, and though I can see why - he’s charming and arguably a little flighty - I take issue with that being his defining trait.
There seems to be this idea that Courfeyrac takes nothing seriously. And though he’s definitely one of the more laissez-faire Amis (possibly the most laissez-faire), he is still a revolutionary. A revolutionary who is willing to fight to the last. A revolutionary who, in his cheerfully scathing way, compares the firing of cannons to “a cough” rather than bowing his spirit to the carnage around him. He has tenacity; that tenacity particular to inherently cheerful, positive folk who just plain refuse to give in to negativity.
He takes in Marius without a second thought and becomes fast friends with him. He is loyal to his friends despite perhaps having somewhat different priorities and outlook to some of them (I’m thinking of Enjolras in particular, here). In his blithe way, he’s a caregiver of sorts.
And he’s colourful, both in appearance and personality. With his ever-present hat (he can’t go to the barricades without it!) he perhaps appears, to the outsider, a bourgeois slave to fashion. Yet he insists, most vocally, on dropping the particle from his name, and certainly has no qualms about mixing with people from all walks of life. He’s proof that it’s not only the downtrodden masses who are capable of empathy. He’s proof that it’s possible to belong to that world of top-hats and tailcoats and still have ideals and a strong moral code. Though he’s so many people’s favourite, I almost feel that he’s the underrated Amis in that he’s so often seen as just ‘a bit of fun’.
He sees people that would for many of his social status be “invisible” - including women like Mme Hucheloup. Often his banter with them is entirely irreverant, but he sees them as people, not part of an invisible backdrop. He is remarkably observant and engaged in his world, and seems to almost make a habit of “collecting” people in general (not just women, and not just sexually) - so he can acquire a Marius and a recognise a criminal by sight on the streets. People interest him as individuals.
The thing about him is he doesn’t indulge in politics with an air of ponderous solemnity - he incorporates it cheerfully into his life. Is he committed? Enough for him to move his home from his beloved Latin Quarter so he can be more strategically located. He can hold his own in a debate with Combeferre…even though Combeferre seems to be indulging him a little in his theatrics as he throws the Charter into the flames, Courfeyrac’s agile mind has put up excellent arguments against the compromise, and Combeferre is not likely to suffer a fool. The two conversations we see him involved in in the Musain are with Combeferre (with Enjolras as a peripheral observer in one).
Enjolras listens to him. The characteristic Enjolras identifies and values in him as outstanding in the “Enjolras and his Lieutenants” scene is his “verve” - it is that exhuberant zest for life that is a wonderful quality. But it is also Courfeyrac who Bossuet calls to and who identifies the site of the barricade, and he takes a prominent role in building it. Courfeyrac has Enjolras’s ear in a very direct sense - he’s confident enough in his role to whisper advice to Enjolras and information, telling him, for example, that Mabeuf was NOT a Revolutionary (but doing it discreetly and for Enjolras’ ears only).
The example of him going and getting his hat on the way to build a barricade is a good one to demonstrate both his flair and his shrewdness. It isn’t actually all that coincidental that they pass his apartment - he moved to that location for the very reason that it’s in the heart of a geographic region associated with emeutes. And while he certainly picks up his hat and purse, I suspect that the primary reason is to get the box of munitions he has hidden there…obviously he wasn’t going to say out loud that he was just going to drop in to get the cartridges. Later it is he and Enjolras who distribute them - again, the fact he has these weapons is indicative of Enjolras’ trust in him (and it’s notable that it’s at his apartment that we see him, Enjolras, Combeferre and Feuilly - the real leaders of the group and the most dedicated - getting ready for Lamarque’s funeral.
Courfeyrac and his diabolically beautiful mind are in perpetual motion, involved in all sorts of things at once, living and loving and laughing…Hugo mentions more than once that Courfeyrac laughs at everything, but he also characterises him as having a very practical mind (in the scene where he’s trying to wheedle the name of the girl out of Marius). He’s all warmth and charm and passionate conviction, and should never be dismissed or mistaken as frivilous. And anyone who doubts that should take it up with Enjolras :)
Yup. Hugo says Courfeyrac laughs about everything, but that just means there’s nothing (not even death—especially not death) that’s dire or solemn enough to keep him from cracking jokes, not that he doesn’t respect anything. He respects lots of things and shows himself to be a thoroughly decent person, it’s just that doesn’t prevent him from approaching them with a wink and a wisecrack.
Yeah, uh, “this terrible fellow Courfeyrac respected nothing” — THAT’S A JOKE, SON.
I say again: Courfeyrac runs into Mabeuf, whom he knows tangentially through Marius, on the way to the barricades, and he is concerned not only because Mabeuf is old
as ballsand unworldly, but because he knows that Mabeuf is terrified of gunfire, like “hides under the bed when a single cannon goes off miles away” terrified.
Can we break that down for a minute?
- Courfeyrac knows Marius’s friend well enough to be familiar with his phobias (as well as his completely apolitical views).
- He takes that phobia seriously enough to want to protect Mabeuf for that reason alone.
- When he’s made his concerns clear and Mabeuf is still not dissuaded, he lets it go because he also respects the old dude’s autonomy.
Same thing with Marius. He offers to lend Marius money, Marius says fuck no, Courfeyrac lets it go. He teases Marius to tell him about his girlfriend, Marius clams up, Courfeyrac lets it go. He trolls Marius continually, because Marius could stand to unclench, but he never pushes it to the point of malice and he backs off when Marius makes it clear that he’s not finding it funny.
Courfeyrac is a really great person okay, like yes he’s a troll and possibly a manwhore but he’s also and perhaps primarily a caretaker, he wants to make sure people are okay, whether that means lending them houseroom for indeterminate periods or overthrowing the government in pursuit of their rights.