Louise Michel was a French feminist anarchist from the Commune de Paris (1871), and she was a close friend of Victor Hugo. She’s best known by her nickname “Enjolras”, because of her fighting for revolutionary stuff and because she decided to sign her poems this way. After a looong correspondence with Hugo (i ship them, also you have to know Hugo flirted with her so much), in 1851 they finally met. As everyone knows, “Les Misérables” was out in 1862, twelve years later their meeting.
When she was arrested in 1871, after the end of the Commune, Victor Hugo wrote for her his poem “Viro Major” (sorry for the shitty translation, i’m italian):
Those, woman, in front of your indomitable majesty, they meditated, and despite the bitter bend on your mouth, despite the cursed who, raging against you, spitted at you all the angry screams of law, despite his fatal and high voice that accuse you, they saw the angel shining through the Medusa.
SO!!! Louise and Hugo met in 1851, Les Mis was published in 1862, and then !!! she called herself Enjolras in 1871.
Let’s not forget that Hugo maybe was in love with her, or at least he admired, loved, and venerated Louise. He had more than one lover, like Grantaire.
I smell definitely CANON!!!!!! MY GOD I’M CRYING?????
if this is a dream, please, don’t wake me up!
( all the stuff comes from my feminist studies, if you take something please, give me credits! )
Combeferre loves teaching so much? Kids can be so curious and like he always says, there are no dumb questions. Even kids who don’t like science have to admit that M. Ferre is amazing
His classroom is decorated with projects he organised with his students. There’s a mobile of the solar system, a mobile of an atom, of different chemical elements…
There’s an entire wall dedicated to “Quotes Albert Einstein Never Said, But That Could Make You Look Smart Anyway”
He used the solar system as his grading system, so a 100% mark is the Sun, a 90% is Mars etc etc. He draws and colours them himself. Students who were absent for the test get Pluto, because Combeferre has to admit it’s not a planet but he’ll be damned if Pluto gets forgotten
There’s probably a portrait of Neil deGrasse Tyson framed somewhere
“Today we’re going to study astronomy. Notice that I said astronomy and not astrology, because the fault may be in our stars, but giant balls of gas won’t give you the answers to next Friday’s test.”
He sings the Period Table song at the school’s talent show every year
“Everything is chemical, Kevin.”
Probably has some cool patches sewed up onto his lab coat, and students always offer him new ones on the last day of the year
Do you hear the people sing, lost in the valley of the night? It is the music of a people who are climbing to the light! For the wretched of the earth, there is a flame that never dies; even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!
I love how people always sees Combeferre taller than Enjolras when in fact, Enjolras is a fucking asparagus and Combeferre a cute potato ~ ("He was lower and broader")
(it could also be interpreted as “less lofty” and given the context around it, I see that as a description more of his nature/personality rather than his physical appearance but we’ll roll with it because this is a CUTE CONCEPT)
okay so when they were kids, Combeferre was always taller than Enjolras, just by a little bit
during the last year of primary school, Ferre had a growth spurt and he was at least a head taller than Enj
(Enj hated it)
but Enj kept getting taller, little by little
sometime during middle school, Ferre realized he’d pretty much stopped growing
by the the time they started high school they were roughly the same height
and Enjolras steadily kept growing…
(”hello down there”)
(”you’re not even two inches taller”)
(”huh…i’m going to have to start standing in the back for group photos”)
(”you hate taking group photos”)
(”you make a very nice armrest”)
(”that’s all i’ve ever wanted in life”)
Ferre pretends to be annoyed but he doesn’t really mind
Besides it’s nice to have a conveniently tall friend who can reach all the high shelves in their flat
(plus it’s amusing for him to boss Enj around every once in awhile)
and when Courf starts using Ferre as his own personal pillow, it makes him love his body even more
(”you know, you’re my favorite person to cuddle with”)
(”oh? why is that?”)
(”you’re, like, soft and squishy, and you make me feel safe and warm. like home”)