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Le Van couldn’t cope with the loss of his wife in 2003. He had trouble sleeping without her so for 20 months he slept on-top of her grave. He had trouble sleeping outside due to the rain and heavy winds so he decided to dig a tunnel to her grave, but his kids stopped him. He wouldn’t give up, so he unearthed her remains, wrapped them in pieces of paper and a clay mould and put a dummy mask on her face. The man has been sleeping next to his dead wife ever since. Local authorities can’t convince him to bury her back. I guess he doesn’t really like the whole “till death do us part” thing.

Since Les Amis&co are supposed to be a whole groupe of friends you know I really want to see more interactions between them, even more than those we usually speak about.

  • Bahorel & Feuilly messing around with Marius, who falls for it everytime.
  • Bahorel and Courfeyrac anyways.
  • And Feuilly and Cosette bonding over difficult memories then making better ones.
  • Joly creeping around to tickle Enjolras when he looks too serious.
  • Bossuet coming uninvited to Eponine’s place to open her windows to chase the cigarettes’ smoke, do her dishes and force her to watch How to Train Your Dragon with her brother and himself.
  • Jehan and Combeferre sitting on the floor at parties with red wine and discussing quietly during hours about things and stuff. 
  • Jehan, Joly and Bossuet doing groceries (obviously Jehan sits in the cart, quickly covered in sweets they weren’t supposed to buy). 
  • Eponine and Bahorel being those two friends in the band that always yell at each other and then call each other names while they cuddle. 
  • Add your own. 

The Dancing Pig

Le Cochon Danseur (“The Dancing Pig”) is a French black and white silent film made in 1907. The movie was actually based on a Vaudeville play. Can you imagine this not being a horror film? Look at the pig’s teeth…he looks like he’s going to eat the next person he sees. Creepy.

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Physiognomy with Charles Le Brun

Charles Le Brun was a French painter and art theorist. Declared by Louis XIV ”the greatest French artist of all time”, he was a dominant figure in 17th-century French art. He also established a correlation between the human face and that of the animal whose spirit characterises a particular emotion.

The goal of physiognomy is to judge character according to features of the face. Le Brun studied the lines linking different points of the head in a complex geometry which revealed the faculties of the spirit or character. Thus, the angle formed by the axis of the eyes and the eyesbrows could lead to various conclusions, depending upon whether or not this angle rose toward the forehead to join the soul or descented toward the nose and mouth, which were considered to be animal  features. Here are some of the many drawings by Charles Le Brun which concern the correlation between the human face and that of the animal.

Image one, for instance, shows the relationship between human features and that of a camel.

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Benedict interacting with fans upon his arrival at the Laureus Sports Awards 2014 after party. (Source: this video I took) (Full text post about my night here)

Strange Headcanon Hour

Enjolras has always had this urge to build barricades.

Not allowed to eat the raw cookie dough? Barricade the kitchen and cry until his mother gives in and just starts making extra for him to eat raw. 

His primary school teacher gives him a blue crayon instead of the red one? Barricade of books on his desk, with his tiny blond head glaring over the top until she sends them all out to lunch.

High school canteen stops using free-range eggs? School-wide barricade of cafeteria tables, with the occasional lunch box missile, until demands are met. 

Then it all makes sense when he gets to uni and meets a bunch of other students who like to build them too.

Turns out they were all born on June 6. 

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Cahiers Du Cinema Top 10 Films of 2014

1. Li’l Quinquin - Bruno Dumont

2. Goodbye to Language - Jean-Luc Godard

3. Under the Skin - Jonathan Glazer

4. Maps to the Stars - David Cronenberg

5. The Wind Rises - Hayao Miyazaki

6. Nymphomaniac - Lars Von Trier

7. Mommy - Xavier Dolan

8. Love Is Strange - Ira Sachs

9. Le Paradis - Alain Cavalier

10. Our Sunhi - Hong Sang-Soo

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A selection of CBR’s 75 Greatest Batman Covers of All-Time, Pt. 3

1. Batman: The Killing Joke by Brian Bolland, 1988

2. Detective Comics #31 by Bob Kane, 1939

3. Batman #227 by Neal Adams, 1970

4. Batman #497 by Kelley Jones and Bob Le Rose, 1993

5. Batman #232 by Neal Adams, 1971

6. Batman #366 by Walt Simonson, 1983

7. Detective Comics #476 by Marshall Rogers and Terry Austin, 1978

8. Batman #291 by Jim Aparo, 1977

9. Batman #400 by Bill Sienkiewicz, 1986

10. Batman #612 by Jim Lee and Scott Williams, 2003