Q:your musketeers novel/series recaps are my favorite fucking thing to ever come out of this fandom and i can't thank you enough for making them. like i quote them to my friends and read them out loud to my roommate when i'm not trying not to get fired by bursting out laughing in the middle of the office. you can publish this if you want or keep it private, whichever! i just had to thank you for your fine work!!! uvu
omg omg thank u!!! *covers blush with hands* i can’t believe you read them out loud, that’s what i do with funny things and the fact that you’re doing that with MY THINGS???? blows my mind
this fandom is honestly the most warm and wonderful family, i love you all omg i haven’t even watched the full series yet and everyone is so welcoming
Q:I decided to start re-reading it and I'm re-reading it directly in French and it's so DELIGHTFUL omg. The constant 'pardieu!' d'Art walking up to people all YOU WANNA GO HUH YOU WANNA. The scene where he's trying to be ~subtle about it and goes tell me what you're laughing about so we can laugh together, man I used to hear that all the time in school FROM KIDS WHO WERE 12
if there’s one thing that always gets me it’s dumbass characters trying to pick fights WHILE BEING SUPER POLITE ABOUT IT
sometimes i feel awkward publishing asks bc i don’t know if the person asking wants to a) have their ask seen by everyone, and/or b) wants to trawl through my blog looking for my reply, so
if you ever want me to reply privately, whether it’s a “private” matter or not, just put (private) or (p) somewhere in your ask. then i know what’s up!
how could i ever forget
i had a dream that two mermaids merged into one mermaid and said “i am the pyro mermaid" and then swam off to war
i can’t even parody this scene with aramis in his hotel because iT’S ALREADY A PARODY
IT’S PARODYING LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CHURCH EVER
THERE’S ARAMIS, WHO’S ALL SET TO BECOME A PRIEST UNTIL D’ARTAGNAN TELLS HIM HE CAN STILL GET HIS DICK WET
THERE’S A CONVERSATION ABOUT ARAMIS WRITING A "THESIS" AND D’ARTAGNAN IS LIKE “WHAT NO BRO DON’T GO BACK TO SCHOOL”
THERE’S A PRIEST WHO LIKES ARAMIS UNTIL ARAMIS IS LIKE “WELL I THINK THE WORLD IS KIND OF OKAY, RIGHT? LIKE IT’S NOT ALL BAD?” WHICH APPARENTLY LOSES HIM POINTS ON THE RATE-YOUR-PRIEST SCALE
(THO HE’D STILL GET THE CHILI PEPPER LBR)
THERE’S A PRIEST WHO DOESN’T KNOW LATIN SO HE’S JUST ECHOING WHAT THE OTHER PRIEST SAYS
THERE’S D’ARTAGNAN, WHO’S SO FUCKING BORED BY EVERYTHING HERE
AND THERE’S FUCKING CONSTANCE, WHO’S STILL FUCKING KIDNAPPED AND DOESN’T REALIZE HER RESCUE IS DEPENDENT ON D’ARTAGNAN WRESTLING THIS ASSHOLE AND HIS CHUMS FROM UP OUT OF THEIR OWN ASSES
OH MY GOD
best part is how aramis is all, I HAVE FORSWORN WOMEN… those bitches. NOW IT’S FRIDAY, NO MEAT, SO EAT YOUR FUCKING LETTUCE AND PRAISE GOD. And d’Artagnan is like, OH WTF IS THIS? WAIT, I GOT AN IDEA.
'YO, ARAMIS, YOU FOR REALSIES SERIOUS 'BOUT THIS?'
'FOR REALSIES, DUDE.'
'NOT JUST SAYING THAT BECAUSE A WOMAN SCORNED YOU?'
'SHUT YOUR FUCKING MOUTH, D'ARTAGNAN AND LET ME WRITE THIS THESIS.'
'OKAY BRO, JUST, I'VE GOT THIS LETTER HERE FROM YOUR LADY THE DUCHESS… WELL, MAYBE IT'S NOT HER, MAYBE HER MAID JUST STOLE SOME STATIONARY-'
'-AND SPLASHED SOME DUCHESS PERFUME ON IT-'
'-D'ARTAGNAN GIVE ME THAT FUCKING LETTER-'
'-AND I WAS GONNA GIVE IT TO YOU, BUT IF YOU'RE SERIOUS ABOUT THE CHURCH…'
'D'ARTAGNAN YOU LITTLE BITCH GIVE ME THAT LETTER!'
and then he reads it, and literally starts dancing around the room with d’Artagnan, kicking all the pages of his thesis and shouting, “FUCK THIS. DUDE, BUST OUT THE MEAT AND CHEESE AND SHIT AND LET’S STRATEGIZE LIKE MOTHERFUCKERS, PUSSY GAME MAD STRONG’ and then really quietly ‘… but i’m going back to the church eventually. this musketeering shit is just temporary.”
SOLID GOLD RETELLING, A++
"I was exactly the same age as Anne Frank," she explained in her curiously accented, international English. "We were both 10 when war broke out and 15 when the war finished. I was given the book in Dutch, in galley form, in 1946 by a friend. I read it … and it destroyed me. It does this to many people when they first read it but I was not reading it as a book, as printed pages. This was my life. I didn’t know what I was going to read. I’ve never been the same again, it affected me so deeply."
While Anne Frank was watching the moon from her warehouse attic window and listening to the news of Allied advances on the radio, Audrey Hepburn was trying to lead a normal life in the heart of her mother’s Dutch family, and experiencing the Nazi occupation on the street.
"I have memories. More than once I was at the station seeing trainloads of Jews being transported, seeing all these faces over the top of the wagon. I remember, very sharply, one little boy standing with his parents on the platform, very pale, very blond, wearing a coat that was much too big for him, and he stepped on to the train. I was a child observing a child. I don’t know how much longer it was before we knew what was happening - sooner than you did in Britain. Then I realised what would have happened to him. And reading Anne Frank’s diary, it all came back to me.
"We saw reprisals. We saw young men put against the wall and shot and they’d close the street and then open it and you could pass by again. If you read the diary, I’ve marked one place where she says, ‘Five hostages shot today’. That was the day my uncle was shot. And in this child’s words I was reading about what was inside me and is still there. It was a catharsis for me. This child who was locked up in four walls had written a full report of everything I’d experienced and felt."
The focus of their collaborative work on Anne Frank’s diary, for both Michael Tilson Thomas and Audrey Hepburn, is not the arousal of guilt through horror - though Tilson Thomas has drawn on traditional Jewish music and admits he found the Holocaust peculiarly difficult to make into music - but the indestructability of the human spirit. Children may be destroyed, but the optimism of childhood cannot be defeated. “The Anne Frank spirit,” says Tilson Thomas, “was optimistic and forgiving. This is not a grim, horrific piece, although it is sad and disturbing. Here is a special person, a wonderful spirit, even though we know she had an unhappy ending. The piece ends on a hopeful, if wondering, note.”
"People say," says Audrey Hepburn, "wasn’t it all dreadful, the war, but five years of your life can’t all be horrifying. As a child you live daily life. I see this in camps in the Sudan. As long as children have even a very little food they will still run around and want to play. I see it at its strongest where situations are worst. If they have strength, children go on living. You’ve seen the Kurdish children barefoot in the snow, children holding children, holding babies and still struggling on. This spirit of survival is so strong in Anne Frank’s words. One minute she says, ‘I’m so depressed.’ The next she is longing to ride a bicycle. She is certainly a symbol of the child in very difficult circumstances, which is what I devote all my time to. She transcends her death."
[ Lesley Garner on interviewing Audrey Hepburn, The Sunday Telegraph, 5/26/1991 ]
actual footage of the musketeers practicing
i was going to reference this in the ep 5 macros but i realized it’s prob pretty topical
Whole other element of ridic is York’s accent. It’s the most flamboyant English accent I’ve ever heard, which adds wonderfully to d’Artagnan’s crazy over dramatics. If you YouTube the trailer, you’ll understand.
do you mean this trailer, the trailer with emma frost and white nick fury in a carriage, the trailer with ladies kicking each other’s padded butts, the trailer with