Charles De Gaulle

This awesome little kiosk/machine was recently spotted at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France. The idea is simple, first select your desired reading time (one, three or five minutes) and voila! A random short story will be printed for your enjoyment. Photograph by MisallocatedRacism

During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d'Honneur awarded by then President Charles de Gaulle.

Our loss, U.S.A….

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EXCLUSIVE : Model Karlie Kloss and her sister arriving at in Paris

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Published on Mar 1, 2017

Model Karlie Kloss and her sister arriving at in Paris Charles de gaulle airport

On this day in history, July 24, 1967, French President Charles de Gaulle addressed a large crowd in front of Montreal’s City Hall. 

In his speech, he affirmed France and Quebec’s close relationship and ended his speech with, “Vive Montréal; Vive le Québec ! Vive le Québec libre !

This was (correctly) taken by supporters of Quebec independence as support for their movement. Then Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson replied with “Canadians do not need to be liberated.” 

The speech was a major turning point in the history of the Quebec independence and would affect relations between Quebec and the rest of Canada for generations. 

Exploring Château Guillard

Hello everybody! Local french baguette here to help you with easter eggs found in the Château Guillard map on PTR!

[screencaps are not mine as my settings are as low as can be, if you wish to be credited, feel free to ask!]

What we know as a basis is that this Château belonged to her family, as stated in the last Dev video.

Maman and Papa are obviously fucking loaded. Or were. Seeing as the château is empty as can be, one can assume that they’re long gone…

Anyway.

First off is Widowmaker’s laptop. The message on the screen is the following:

Bonjour Madame Guillard,

Nous vous confirmons par ce message qu’une limousine vous attendra à l’aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur à 21h30.
Le trajet entre Nice et Monaco devrait durer environ trente minutes.
Vous pouvez évidemment modifier cette réservation à votre convenance.
Nous sommes à votre entière disposition pour toute autre demande.

Which translates to:

Hello Madame Guillard,

We confirm by this message that a limousine will await your arrival at the Nice - Côte d'Azur airport at 9:30 PM.
The drive between Nice and Monaco should take about thirty minutes.
You can, of course, change this booking at your convenience.
We remain entirely at your service if you have any other requests.

(please note the awkward wording is from me literally translating pompous french formalities)

From this we can guess a few things: 

• This e-mail is from before the section of the Masquerade comic set in Monaco.
Widowmaker has returned to using her maiden name, Guillard.

Next up: Boarding pass!

I’m intrigued by the name Danielle. Possibly a cover-up name since using Amélie might be too obvious? Who knows.

Assuming this is her boarding pass, as it would add up to the statements about Masquerade above, it gives us an idea where in France the Château would be.
The closest airport is CDG, which is the code for the Paris - Charles de Gaulle airport. It leaves me to guess that the Château is located in the Parisian region rather than in Savoie, where Annecy is, as many in the French OW community had assumed… Another speculation was the Loire region, which is notable for it’s grandiose renaissance-era castles and whatnot.

Here’s an annotated map to help you guys visualize o/

I’m not sure what else I can offer for now! I was told there was a journal in the cellar but I don’t have a good enough screencap to make out and translate what could be written,  so if anybody else wants to provide one, I’d gladly help!

Feel free to ask questions if you have any! My askbox is open for that!

when eric bittle is 8 years old his aunt judy marries a Northeasterner named jacob birkholtz and suddenly he’s not the weirdest cousin anymore, it’s this gangly 12 year old named adam who Did Not Want to move to georgia and now they’re stuck in the same town together

  • yeah, aunt judy is holster’s step mom 
    • this is random but holster’s dad is a pilot and aunt judy is a flight attendant and they have like the cutest dating stories ever
      • their first date was in paris (at the charles de gaulle airport which is actually hell but they tell people it was at a little cafe and don’t mention it happened to be in in terminal 3)
  • so holster and his dad move down to georgia and it’s Awkward because everyone is welcoming but distant because they’re so clearly Different (northern accents, don’t know the family history, Jewish, really don’t care that much about jam [but they learn. oh, do they learn]).
  • suzanne is like so heckin jazzed to have her sister back in the same city so she and judy get together all the time and holster and bitty are forced to hang
    • bitty thinks holster is snarky and obnoxious and holster thinks bitty is too peppy and weird and they’re sitting at the kids table together at thanksgiving and holster is grumpily shoving mashed potatoes in his mouth and bitty can’t believe he’s not even putting GRAVY on them like WHAT is WRONG WITH HIM 
      • meanwhile holster’s just trying to figure out why everyone keeps saying “bless your pea-pickin heart” 
    • coach and holster form a football-based bond where they just sit on the couch next to each other and mumble stats back and forth while they watch the game
      • bitty is jealous because it’s not fair that this stranger relates to his dad better than he does but holster is jealous because bitty’s dad is home every night while his dad is off flying around the world
        • do they bond over their daddy issues?? you fuckin bet
  • holster joins a hockey team and he sees the tail end of bitty’s training with katya because there’s like one ice rink in their town and he’s like so impressed that his tiny strange cousin does ice magic
    • holster becomes peak Team Bitty. he begs to be taught jumps and ice skating moves, he starts doing the mixes for bitty’s routines, they go skating together and race even though bitty always wins 
    • bitty starts doing drills with holster and that’s how he initially gets into hockey
      • he uses holster’s old gear and stick and stuff and it’s all way too big but so so so cute
      • like, tiny baby bitty with his loud cousin watching hockey for the first time and holster’s actually like patiently taking the time to explain everything because bitty is so impressed by the game
  • holster refers to them a brousins (bruh - sinz, brother cousins)
    • they’re the bittle-birkholtz-brousins there’s a lot of alliteration ok 
  • they’re both outsiders in their family and they end up spending half their family gatherings eating a secret pie bitty stashed, listening to one of holster’s playlists on his first generation ipod, gossiping about their entire town
    • bitty is one of the few people holster likes
    • holster is one of the few people who like bitty
  • BITTY AT HOLSTER’S BAR MITZVAH 

i have a billion more ideas for this verse so if you’re interested i’ll keep going with Bittle-Birkholtz-Brousins Part 2: puberty and beyond