In this manner he came up to Montparnasse without being seen or heard, gently insinuated his hand into the back pocket of that frock-coat of fine black cloth, seized the purse, withdrew his hand, and having recourse once more to his crawling, he slipped away like an adder through the shadows.
Critiquing shit you love is as important as critiquing shit you hate
Modern!AU Combeferre: Naturalist, Thespian, Teacher
“He’s right you know.”
“We can’t possibly say that we have succeeded at anything, until we have seriously looked at education reform.”
“I agree it is an issue—a serious issue—but the primary issue, the sole measurement of our success?”
“Changing the world has got to begin with shaping the minds of the next generation. The future lies entirely in the hands of the schoolmaster, love.”
Generally, the university’s policy is to limit each T.A. to one lab section apiece. Combeferre teaches three: two pre-med A&P sections and one invertebrate taxonomy lab. He had to do some rather passionate negotiating in order to allow this, but that was a simple matter for him. Nobody could ever say he doesn’t care about his students, and unlike many T.A.’s, Combeferre absolutely loves teaching. He can’t get enough of interacting with curious minds, and his A&P section is the most popular of all the pre-med classes; there’s intense competition between the undergraduate students, and in the six years he’s been teaching it, there’s never been an empty seat in either session. Unfortunately, this is his last semester as a T.A.; he’s graduating, first in his class, and his residency as a cardiologist will begin this summer.
After so long as both a student and a teacher, he’s a little uncertain how he feels about the transition, but he’s already made arrangements with the department to join the staff as a part-time tutor.
With finishing his degree, planning lessons and grading papers (not to mention supporting Enjolras’ many endeavors) it’s amazing that Combeferre ever has time to pursue hobbies. Despite his amazing amount of focus, his interests are not limited to the fields of medicine and biology. Since his freshman year, he’s held one of the leading roles in every production of the community theater. To be fair, the main reason he got that first role in Hamlet is because he was the only one who could get his hands on an actual human skull for the props department, but he gave an impressive performance and he’s only continued to improve, even branching into musical pieces. Often he recruits Jehan and Courfeyrac to help him run lines before an audition, and even Enjolras has been known to indulge him in delivering a deadpan recital of Christine Daae’s part. Combeferre was an impeccable Raoul, and he unapologetically has changed Enjolras’ ringtone to ‘All I Ask of You’.
Three walls of the bedroom operate as a functional library, complete with a filing system categorizing hits collection by topic, author, and level of approval through the peer review process. Feuilly helped with that, both with building the shelves and designing the organizational concept.
Feuilly helped him build the “bug-box” too, a wall-sized tribute to the impressive insect collection he’s accumulated in his eight years of teaching taxonomy. Poor Enjolras took forever to adjust to that, walking into their room to find a book and being confronted by the centerpiece of the collection, a giant pinned beetle, and he still gets a start whenever he opens their freezer to find a butterfly in a jar propped carefully up against their ice trays. The risks of falling in love with a scientist…Enjolras was warned. (He was also warned about holding events that conflict with new episodes of Doctor Who. Combeferre let him have that one free pass, but he will take matters into his own hands next time. See how much gets done when their meeting minutes are recorded in Circular Gallifreyan…)
Idk if this counts as a peeve more of an art-astronomy pet peeve
but when people draw the cresent moon and where the dark, shaddowed part of the moon is they put in stars
like studdenly that part of the moon is invisible instead of just being in the shadow
wait no peOPLE ACTUALLY DO THIS???
really stupid question though but like, aren’t there stars in front of the moon??? like??? space isn’t two dimensional so someone putting a couple stars in front of the shadow wouldn’t necessarily be wrong?? because aren’t there stars all around in space and?????? im just going to be confused forever frick uvu;
hun if there was a star infront of the moon we’d be fucking dead
i’m fucking crying
i really hate this whole ‘political correctness gone mad’
taking extra precautions not to be a complete dick and worsen the experiences of already oppressed and marginalised groups
(love you dear)
one time a boy tried to pull my hijab off
i punched him in the face
closed fist, short swing, right in the jaw
there is a point where you stop trying to educate people and start making the consequences of their racist bullshit real fuckin clear.
okAY BUT ENJOLRAS LOVING GRANTAIRE SO MUCH THAT HE CONVINCEs hiMSELF TO TELL R SO HE MAKES ABOUT 230293098 SPEECHES UNTIL HE FINALLY COMES UP WITH THE PERFECT ONE AND HE MEMORIZES IT AND RECITES IT TO HIMSELF 5 BILLION TIMES AND SO FINALLY HE TAKES R TO THE SIDE AFTER A MEETING AND HE’S ALL NERVOUS AND BLUSHING AND HE GOES SPEECHLESS SO HE JUST KISSES R AND RUNS AWAY IN EMBARasSMENT IM DONE
gosh everything about piningjolras is perfect because for once he isn’t in control and all of his passion and ardour is being manifested into a person rather than an idea and he doesn’t know how to handle it because enjolras just doesn’t do speechless but grantaire just changed the whole game for him and now it’s flustered pouty jealous enjolras golly gee what a cute