Ok so imagine in the spn world there's a "french men of letters" any headcanons as a french xD ?
Hi anon ^^
I LOVE YOUR QUESTION!! OMG, I’m gonna have so much fin with this one xD Ok, let’s go!
1) Richelieu founded the French Men of Letters in 1635, the same year as the
Académie Française (French Academy). They were the biggest and best well kept secret of the French
kingdom, then of the French Republic. They work on their own, have “carte blanche” but secretly receive money from the French government because they are useful to the nation. They never appear on any register though.
2) Working during the French Revolution was a pain in the ass but things got better with Napoleon who gave The Men of Letters an unlimited funding after his troops were attacked by a bunch of demons in 1804.
3) Gustave Eiffel was a Man of Letters and so were the Chevalier d’Eon, Marie Curie (poor Pierre never knew about his wife’s activities), Madame Yvonne de Gaulle (wife of General de Gaulle) even if they all denied these allegations.
4) The top of the Eiffel Tower (built by Gustave Eiffel, what a coincidence…) is an observation post that is used by the MOL to spot any suspect/paranormal activity happening in the French capital city. The top of Notre-Dame de la Garde, a famous church in Marseille, is also an observation spot.
5) Rumors says that The MOL’s HQ is located in an abandoned subway station on Line 10 of the Paris subway, Mabillon, or in the complex network of underground tunnels right below the Paris Opéra.
6) The Phantom of the Opera wasn’t a legend. The French Men of Letters
helped hunters to catch him in 1881. Gaston Leroux, the son of a hunter, wrote the whole story in 1910, inspired by the stories told by his dad.
7) Only a few members of the organization know about the location of a gate of hell, somewhere on the French territory. In 1999, the gate of hell was almost opened but the MOL prevented the worse. The brief opening “only” caused a series of cyclones over the country.
8) The Cafés are the biggest information network of the French Men of Letters. They are their eyes and ears and the French “garçons” are the best informants you could hope for. The Cafés being replaced by Starbucks coffees and hipsters bars are currently a big problem.
9) The French MOL stopped the big vampire invasion of 1992. You’ve never
heard about it? It’s normal, it’s because they stopped it, silly.
10) The Parisians Men of Letters are hated by the rest of the French Men of
Letters because the Paris Division is just a bunch of “pretentious
assholes” but the Paris Division doesn’t care because they despise the
other Men of Letters anyway. They are better than the others and they know it.
Please. The rivalry was
set aside during the previously mentioned 1992 vampire invasion because they had to collaborate on this big problem.
11) At 12:00, everybody stops their work/hunt/whatever because it’s lunch. We are not savages.
12) The Parisian MOL are often late to MOL meetings because the local trains are always late and because the traffic on the Périphérique (a belt highway around Paris) is just terrible.
13) The MOL are on strike at least twice a year because “we can’t work in
these conditions!! I mean, look at the Brits and all the stuff they have!! It’s an absolute scandal!!”. These strikes granted, among other things, a new Nespresso coffee machine, a high speed internet connection in MOL’s bunkers around the country, two weeks of paid vacations, a grenade launcher per employee and new silver bullets.
14) In July 2006, the French MOL briefly stopped their diplomatic relations with the Italian Men of Letters after the World Cup Finale because of the Zidane/Materazzi incident . It was Materazzi’s fault anyway, a position that wasn’t shared by the Italian branch, hence a brief cold in the relation that was put to an end in early August of the same year when a bunch of demons were causing troubles at the French-Italian border.
15) The vault of the French Men of Letters contains object such as a possessed apple, the one that terrified Annecy in 1585, the armor of Joan of Arc, a letter by Victor Hugo to a newspaper revealing the existence of the Men of letters and that was intercepted just in time (nice try Vic), the body of a Korrigan and of the Beast of Gévaudan, a gun by Casimir Lefaucheux, french gunsmith, that has the same property as The Colt (unfortunately, there is no more bullet left). Not to forget the body of the shape shifter that briefly replaced Marie-Antoinette in 1782.
16) They heard about the Winchesters but thank fuck, the elder one is afraid of flying and will never come to France. The last thing the MOL needs are these guys in the streets of Paris or Lyon (we have enough problems, thank you very much). There’s no space to park the Impala anyway.
get plane tickets with credit card miles (winter flights from the US to Paris for the most is the cheapest while summer flights from the US to Paris are the most expensive)
use the subway and not taxis (get either a monthly pass or a book of subway tickets - the Paris taxi drivers are known to rip off people, we used a taxi found online to get to the Paris train station and the man tried to charge us 70 euros when it only cost us $25 euros to get to our apartment when we arrived, if you must use a taxi ask for the price before your step in the taxi cab)
get a sim card for your cell phone, turn off your US cell phone to save on roaming charges
eat at patisseries and have sandwiches and gyros/kebabs - the cheapest food around
get food from grocery stores and eat at the park rather than eat at sit down restaurants
instead of getting a hotel, consider a home swap or home exchange - make sure your insurance covers this, speak to the person over webcam/skype, get referrals from their previous swaps, try to get a place closer to the city center or metro stop, have a detailed contract
some museums offer discounts at certain days and times
avoid credit card / ATM charges – my my blog post on Money in Paris
I worry so much about Gillian going to the Glastonbury Festival. It sounds like a crazy event anyway, but my brain keeps telling me with this horrible night in Manchester that it could happen so easily in Glastonbury. That's a volatile environment and I hate the thought that I'm even worried. :( I just wanted to share it with someone who understands. Thanks.
I know what you feel, but we can’t and we shouldn’t stop living. Sadly, Glastonbury or not, truth is we’re not safe anywhere anymore, and yet, we can’t allow ourselves to think about it. I live in Paris, I take the subway everyday, twice a day, I’m in there right now as we speak, and if I was waking up every morning thinking about what could or could not happen to me today, I wouldn’t leave my bed. I’m telling you that because we could be worried about each of Gillian moves and appearances, wherever she goes, but that’s not the solution, in my opinion.