Pommies and Stuff

rosewillbebornagain:

spazzy-azi:

So since I had fun speculating on Kamijo’s character as Louis XVII becoming a vampire etc. etc. (back when La Vie en Rose came out), and I was right, I thought I’d have fun picking this one apart too. xD

Well, my guess this time was that that red-cravat-clad figure was Beethoven, at first because of the striking resemblance to the famous 1820(-ish) Stieler portrait of the musician. This one’s bending it a bit more I think, though, but I don’t know much about Beethoven’s life. I do know that the timelines would KIND of make sense in age - if that was Beethoven waltzing into baby Louis XVII’s cell, it would have had to have been somewhere in between 1793 and 1795, because 1793 is when Louis XVI had his head lopped off, and 1795 is when Louis XVII died in prison as a widdle baby. :(

Beethoven himself was born in December 1770 (speculated; his birth records aren’t known but his baptism records are), so he would have been mid twenties during Louis XVII’s imprisonment. Only thing was, I’m pretty sure during the 1790s, Beethoven was establishing himself in Vienna, Austria, and as 1790s = crazy French Revolution tiems (including war with Austria), I don’t see why Beethoven would up and leave his musical studies/establishment to hang out in Paris. :P

(But I’m not an expert on Beethoven at all sooo eheh).

And the scene when supposed-Beethoven is teaching Kamijo to play - we could assume Kamijo’s Louis XVII is in his twenties or so, placing it at about 1810s? Beethoven was going deaf around then I think, and he took very few music students, was poor trying to take care of his family, etc. etc. And I don’t think he liked France very much (so why save the dauphin ?!).

Uhm. So it doesn’t seem logical that the guy is Beethoven, but the resemblance was too much, and it seems like a fun way for Kamijo’s character to say ‘heyyyy I learned from one of the best ;D!’ So … so … *throws historian-self out the window*

/rambling

Actually I think he just didn’t go deeply enough with this XD Beethoven looks the same after 10 years, he has white hair when he meets Louis in The Temple, he was ~25 about that time so it doesn’t make sense. But still, it’s him for sure. It’s a changed story. In original Louis died, so we should expect too much historical truth xD

Yeah definitely, but I mean the Louis XVII thing was way more plausible so I was impressed with that. Then it was like *random Beethoven from left field* xD!

So since I had fun speculating on Kamijo’s character as Louis XVII becoming a vampire etc. etc. (back when La Vie en Rose came out), and I was right, I thought I’d have fun picking this one apart too. xD

Well, my guess this time was that that red-cravat-clad figure was Beethoven, at first because of the striking resemblance to the famous 1820(-ish) Stieler portrait of the musician. This one’s bending it a bit more I think, though, but I don’t know much about Beethoven’s life. I do know that the timelines would KIND of make sense in age - if that was Beethoven waltzing into baby Louis XVII’s cell, it would have had to have been somewhere in between 1793 and 1795, because 1793 is when Louis XVI had his head lopped off, and 1795 is when Louis XVII died in prison as a widdle baby. :(

Beethoven himself was born in December 1770 (speculated; his birth records aren’t known but his baptism records are), so he would have been mid twenties during Louis XVII’s imprisonment. Only thing was, I’m pretty sure during the 1790s, Beethoven was establishing himself in Vienna, Austria, and as 1790s = crazy French Revolution tiems (including war with Austria), I don’t see why Beethoven would up and leave his musical studies/establishment to hang out in Paris. :P

(But I’m not an expert on Beethoven at all sooo eheh).

And the scene when supposed-Beethoven is teaching Kamijo to play - we could assume Kamijo’s Louis XVII is in his twenties or so, placing it at about 1810s? Beethoven was going deaf around then I think, and he took very few music students, was poor trying to take care of his family, etc. etc. And I don’t think he liked France very much (so why save the dauphin ?!).

Uhm. So it doesn’t seem logical that the guy is Beethoven, but the resemblance was too much, and it seems like a fun way for Kamijo’s character to say ‘heyyyy I learned from one of the best ;D!’ So … so … *throws historian-self out the window*

/rambling

spazzy-azi:

lyricalsympathy:

spazzy-azi:

Pleasantly surprised by Kamijo’s preview. I’m going to go history nerd for a sec here and speculate that, yes, while the ‘Louis’ thing is prolly Kamijo appealing to his Interview obsession, I couldn’t help but notice the paintings in the background: LeBrun’s famed portrait of Marie-Antoinette, and one of what looks like the dauphin, who would have been Louis XVII.
Remember the ‘Louis XVII’ thing that kept popping up in Kamijo’s preview? Plus all the pre-French Revolution terms? My speculation is that he’s pulling the vampire thing, but that the story is he’s Louis XVII, the dauphin (heir to the throne) of France. xD
Review time! Recall that Louis XVI was executed in January 1793. His heir, therefore, would have been his son the dauphin, Louis XVII. Of course with all the crazy revolutionaries running around, it wasn’t like there was gonna be a king anytime soon. And to top it off, the poor dauphin died as a child … I think in prison (Marie-Antoinette and the fam were being held in the Temple at the time, if I recall? Correct me if I’m wrong ^^).
In any case, fast forward to Napoleon’s fall in 1815. Guess who gets plopped back on the throne during the Restoration? Louis XVI’s widdle brother, the Comte de Provence, now known as Louis XVIII. See that? The 18th. They skipped from the 16th to the 18th because Louis XVI’s son would have been the 17th.
But obviously he couldn’t take the throne since he was dead.
OR DID HE DIE?
/dork
You can thank me later. ;DD

OMG YES. I analyzed his preview the same way, actually. Everyone was taking on the whole “Kamijo’s mimicking Lestat” point of view but I really paid attention to the historical theme he was putting in this. You explained it very well!

*high fives* I’m glad someone else saw the historical theme ! (I’m not an Anne Rice fan so I was impressed at the historical fiction potential here). And thanks for the kind words. :)

Months later …. I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I CALLED IT. SO THERE.

spazzy-azi:

lyricalsympathy:

spazzy-azi:

Pleasantly surprised by Kamijo’s preview. I’m going to go history nerd for a sec here and speculate that, yes, while the ‘Louis’ thing is prolly Kamijo appealing to his Interview obsession, I couldn’t help but notice the paintings in the background: LeBrun’s famed portrait of Marie-Antoinette, and one of what looks like the dauphin, who would have been Louis XVII.

Remember the ‘Louis XVII’ thing that kept popping up in Kamijo’s preview? Plus all the pre-French Revolution terms? My speculation is that he’s pulling the vampire thing, but that the story is he’s Louis XVII, the dauphin (heir to the throne) of France. xD

Review time! Recall that Louis XVI was executed in January 1793. His heir, therefore, would have been his son the dauphin, Louis XVII. Of course with all the crazy revolutionaries running around, it wasn’t like there was gonna be a king anytime soon. And to top it off, the poor dauphin died as a child … I think in prison (Marie-Antoinette and the fam were being held in the Temple at the time, if I recall? Correct me if I’m wrong ^^).

In any case, fast forward to Napoleon’s fall in 1815. Guess who gets plopped back on the throne during the Restoration? Louis XVI’s widdle brother, the Comte de Provence, now known as Louis XVIII. See that? The 18th. They skipped from the 16th to the 18th because Louis XVI’s son would have been the 17th.

But obviously he couldn’t take the throne since he was dead.

OR DID HE DIE?

/dork

You can thank me later. ;DD

OMG YES. I analyzed his preview the same way, actually. Everyone was taking on the whole “Kamijo’s mimicking Lestat” point of view but I really paid attention to the historical theme he was putting in this. You explained it very well!

*high fives* I’m glad someone else saw the historical theme ! (I’m not an Anne Rice fan so I was impressed at the historical fiction potential here). And thanks for the kind words. :)

Months later …. I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I CALLED IT. SO THERE.

aischeu:

Another WIP since I can’t seem to finish anything D8

spazzy-azi
is bad ass book character, Camilla.

Favi made a Camillaaaaaaa

aischeu:

Another WIP since I can’t seem to finish anything D8

is bad ass book character, Camilla.

Favi made a Camillaaaaaaa

Working on the Chevalerie ~ xD Edmond and Camilla up top, Lucien and Valentina below. :D

Working on the Chevalerie ~ xD Edmond and Camilla up top, Lucien and Valentina below. :D

chevalerie-wtfery:

(So it’s this long running joke that Favi and I were playing Oblivion and it glitched and Ivan woke up in some crappy inn with the cook and some skooma dealer in his room; meanwhile Luce gets the same glitch but wakes up with two random chicks in his room, and ten million years ago Favi drew it, and then recently she was redrawing it but broke the skooma dealer’s arm, leading to this conclusion):
Lucien: Well aren’t you just a little minx in bed ?

chevalerie-wtfery:

(So it’s this long running joke that Favi and I were playing Oblivion and it glitched and Ivan woke up in some crappy inn with the cook and some skooma dealer in his room; meanwhile Luce gets the same glitch but wakes up with two random chicks in his room, and ten million years ago Favi drew it, and then recently she was redrawing it but broke the skooma dealer’s arm, leading to this conclusion):

Lucien: Well aren’t you just a little minx in bed ?

lmfao Luce having a tea party in Ivan’s pillow fort which is now congruent with ereganto B/
For Favi’s bday :DD

lmfao Luce having a tea party in Ivan’s pillow fort which is now congruent with ereganto B/

For Favi’s bday :DD

Doodled another Luce :B

Doodled another Luce :B

Doodling at work part 2. Several post-it notes were harmed in the making of this Zora Link >_>

Doodling at work part 2. Several post-it notes were harmed in the making of this Zora Link >_>

Story Prologue (Draft)

Doing a complete revamp (pun intended har har) of my story. D: I don’t post it publicly, but I figured plopping the prologue here would be alright ~♪

What’s in it: French Revolution stuff, lotsa’ historical references, vampires, demons, other supernatural-y stuff, exorcisms, lulz, more lulz

What’s not in it: Sparkly vampires, teenage angst, obvious first-person-self-projection (this makes me sound mean, but really D: )

So, tada. :D

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Prologue

August 1793 – Versailles, France

There was nowhere to run.

“They are coming for us. I can hear them,” the sister whispered frantically, her voice trembling. She clung to her brother’s arm so tightly that he felt it going numb. “What … what do we do?”

“I … I do not know.”

The siblings’ voices echoed off of the tall paneled walls of the now-deserted foyer. The grand manse had emptied out over the past few weeks, the household staff fleeing in face of the civil unrest. The siblings hadn’t tried to stop them; quite the contrary, they had encouraged it.

Adele and her husband, the head housekeeper and butler respectively, had been the last to leave. That was last week. The siblings had seen no sign of them since.

“We should have run. We should have run!” the sister sobbed, shaking her brother’s arm.

“Shh. Stop. Stop it!” the brother grasped firmly onto his sister’s arm, wrenching himself from her vice-like embrace. “You know full well that that would have been impossible. Do not lose your senses just yet. We still need them for – ”

A distant crash from the courtyard beyond the foyer door ripped through the air, startling both siblings into silence. Now it was the brother’s turn to clutch onto his sister’s hand, his grip so strong that his knuckles turned white. Both looked to the door, wide-eyed.

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