im sorry rosie youve been a good friend
her dress changes color to that of your blog
this is lovely
she has a snowflake patterned dress this is great
Second that for writers as well, big time!
And musicians, I can never seem to get down what I hear in my head!
basically every artist has this problem so yeah
*Still crying ten years later over this*
Finally someone included the other arts! I am a visual artist and I write on the side. however, I recognize the other art forms and I respect them greatly since I went to an art school with theatre and dance and musical art students and I understand that they work just as hard if not more
Being a member of the Les Mis fandom, I’ve encountered a startling amount of sentiment that there were no people of color in nineteenth century France, that it’s unrealistic to racebend or headcanon characters as people of color and that they can only be written as such in modern alternate universe fic. Don’t get me wrong; I’m all for historical veracity and become slightly miffed at colorblind attempts to integrate people of color without considering the racial implications of their involvement in the narrative, but the idea that they didn’t exist in historical Europe is bullshit. People of color are part of the world and have always been part of it, and attempts to ignore that do not come from historical accuracy, but Eurocentrism, erasure, and a flagrant absenceof research.So what people of color existed in nineteenth century France then? I’ve researched historical minority communities and am posting about them in parts, one post per community. This post will focus on the African French diaspora. It is part one of a series on ethnic minorities in nineteenth century France. This does not include the African American diaspora and African American immigration to France or North African and Moorish communities already settled in France and the French Mediterranean, which will be the subjects of separate posts.
Below the cut are facts relevant to the African French community, which ideally will assist fandom in producing art, fan fiction, and meta incorporative of people of color.CW for slavery, racial violence, and racial slurs
How to survive a relationship with a writer
Fucking thank you.
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