Saturday, 8 December 2007

Part XXX (1)

Saturday, 8 December 2007 15:16
montagnarde1793: (maximebust)
So I finally finished typing up the next passages for last month's [community profile] revolution_frprompt--and I'm still not done. What can I say, I'm a bit behind. Anyway, this next passage isn't bad, in my humble opinion, especially not for a novel written in English. The names are a bit weird though. (It should be noted though, that Victoire's name was changed to Vivienne in order to avoid confusion with a friend of Claire Lacombe's, who is a more major character in the novel, as the author makes clear in the note preceding the work.) Also, something that amused me about this book--though I didn't include it in the excerpt--is that Maxime is something of a "The Sorrows of Young Werther" fanboy in it.

Part XXX (2)

Saturday, 8 December 2007 15:21
montagnarde1793: (frimaire)

Something random I noticed when I was browsing: that ridiculous picture from the Antoinette movie with Antoinette wearing stockings tied up by blue ribbons... did anyone else notice that they're tied above her knees? This was a convention in drawings from the era of women putting on their stockings, but this was only done to increase the drawings' worth as erotica (on a rather tame level, of course, mostly): the higher the stockings were tied on, the higher they could lift the skirt. However if one were to try to tie stockings on above the knee, unless by some bizarre freak of nature one's knees were larger than one's thighs, they would fall down. So basically, it's just one more instance of the makers of that movie unwittingly using the imagery of caricatures of Antoinette. Idiots.


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