The other side to this post is that one time Fouquier-Tinville wanted to set up scaffolding in the court room that would seat enough people that the revolutionary tribunal could sentence 200 people in a day, and the committee of general security had to step in and be like “dude, no”
vouksen asked: ohh man. anything with joly and bossuet interacting happily? or any ami and valjean before the barricades?
So, I’ve finally got starting on these tumblr prompts! Apologies for taking so long and thanks to everyone who sent them - I will get around to them all eventually.
And also apologies to vouksen because I’ve realised that I’m not sure I’ve written either of the things you asked for! Because this is not all that happy, only really involves Bossuet, does involve Valjean, but takes place on the barricades. Ooops. But I hope you like it anyway? And thank you for a prompt that made me write about an old man.
Hard to Master
Bossuet seeks a light on the barricade.
THIS IS PERFECT
By Dr. Mychailo Wynnyckyj
Today, Sunday, I went to Maidan. Several hundred thousand Kyiv residents went there also. We came together to commiserate; to pay our respects to those who died last week as Kyiv rid itself of a tyrant; to deal with our shock at having our country attacked by another. As I sit here writing these words my eyes fill with tears… If the Kremlin has its way, half of the people I stood with today will be dead soon.
A small Ukrainian flag flies on Moscow’s Red Square. Via Twitter @euromaidan
A good, thoughtful analysis by a sociology professor of how the West sees the Putin/Crimea crisis versus how Ukrainians see it.