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The Defence of Jean-Jacques by ColonelDespard The Defence of Jean-Jacques by ColonelDespard
'Or chance decreed that Marius should traverse Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau between Enjolras and Courfeyrac.

Courfeyrac took his arm:--

"Pay attention. This is the Rue Platriere, now called Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, on account of a singular household which lived in it sixty years ago. This consisted of Jean-Jacques and Therese. From time to time, little beings were born there. Therese gave birth to them, Jean-Jacques represented them as foundlings."

And Enjolras addressed Courfeyrac roughly:--

"Silence in the presence of Jean-Jacques! I admire that man. He denied his own children, that may be; but he adopted the people."' - Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

Oh, Courfeyrac - you wind-up merchant! And how pleased he must have been with himself for getting a rise out of Enjolras.

Not a particularly good work...may move it to scraps. And I think Enjolras would kill me for dressing him like he gets his fashion out of the 1820s GQ.
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Ah, this made me smile. You're really going to make me read that book, aren't you? Because this is awesome, and all three expressions are making me grin right now.
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Oh, you should absolutely read the book! Great literature and with many terribly amusing moments mixed in.
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
When I get the time I shall check it out! SO busy right now!
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b-marble Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
...HAHAHAH xDDDD
Your artwork always leaves me speechless. Really. You make me want to do some nice artwork of the Frenchboys instead of my little cartoon doodles that are always making fun of them in one way or another.
BUT- It's Marius- I think it's impossible to see him and not make fun of him.

Speaking of Pontmercy-chan, poor thing, he looks so confused. Love Courfeyrac's expression, too!
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
Oh, absolutely. Someone on Abaisse once opined that Courfeyrac must have befriended Marius for the entertainment value. Can't think of any other reason he'd keep him around!

Don't dismiss your "doodles" - we love 'em! But, of course, more lovely Frenchboys will never go astray as subject matter...
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phangirloftheopera Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
*luffs on Enjolras* EEEE!!!!!!!!
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Defender of Jean-Jacques against Courfeyrac run amuck!
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phangirloftheopera Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
YES. Because Jean-Jacques needs defending....XD
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FlammableWolf Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Enjolras's face makes me giggle! And poor Marius, sandwiched between them. Hehe.
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Very Annoyed Enjolras! Although I'm sure he's been wound up by Courfeyrac before, so this can't be a new experience for him. Unlike what you see in fanfic, Brick!Enjolras doesn't really lose his cool with his friends often at all - from memory, this is pretty much the only instance. Bossuet can make comments about his lack of a love-life and he doesn't respond, but Supreme Being Forbid that anyone should take a swipe and Jean-Jacques.
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MlleRevenant Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Excellent work, especially with the expressions and outfits. Although Courfeyrac's makes me think of Liberace with the fur trimming. :giggle: Poor Marius, looking confused as usual.
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
LoL! You're right! I was thinking "um, does he look too much like one of Santa's elves?" when I was sketching it, but Liberace is closer. I was just so taken by the fur-trimmed coat when I found it I couldn't resist.
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HistoryKnightLS Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
"STFU I LIEK JEAN-JACQUES GEEZ COURFEYRAC AAAAARGH!"

Enjolras and his perpetual PMS. Hm. Courfeyrac looks so cute there. He's all like :giggle: while Pontmercy is stuck in an awkward situation. (SOMEONE SAVE HIM!)

Also, please don't scrap this. Anything that has a giggling, menacing rakish fur-wearing* Courfeyrac doesn't deserve to be thrown in there.

* What an excellent clothing choice for FeyFey! And I think that Enjolras would be more angry at me than you, because you're not the one who draws him like a visual-kei boy with strange things on his head. But then again, you are one of the peoples who encourage that, so I guess he would be angry at both of us equally? Hm, but then, I just remembered that Enjolras is an advocate of symbolism...argh, I will stop before my head hits the floor.
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Heh - yes, I totally egg you on when it comes to your gorgeous Enjolras! He'd probably be narky with both of us, but at least you have him moving in an allegorical world, which he'd probably prefer to my recent tendecy to have him out-dandying Courfeyrac. Mind you, Hugo never actually *says* he goes around in dour black or neutral colours in a simple cut...it's just sort of something we assume.

I want to do a super-garish, colourful fashion victim painting of Courfeyrac.
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HistoryKnightLS Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the fact that I *enjoy* drawing the poor child wearing a princess-type dress. Eeeee!

You're right about that, I guess it really is just something like fanon, although it would be funny if he were to come out declaring, "ENJOLRAS WEARS TIGHT TROUSERS TO SHOW HIS NICE LEGS." (Oh, there is a part in the brick where L'Aigle-I think tells Joly to go buy himself a new pair of pants so he can impress Musichetta!)

That would be so fabulous. With sparkles? :jester:
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CorvidAngel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
love it!! Hehe-- yes, very fashion plate-- I'm a sucker for full skirts on coats!! BRAVA!
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Yes! Wish I'd had space to do the full length, as Courfeyrac and Enjolras are both wearing frock coats under their great coats, so it's extra-coatishness
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CorvidAngel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Yoikes! There can bever be TOO many skirts and coat-tails!
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Kittybriton Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
If you feel that this is not particularly good then your standards are admirable! And I love the work in your gallery. Do not compromise your standards, but do not be unduly harsh on yourself striving for improvement.
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ColonelDespard Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Oh, thank you! I'm just not that keen on Marius and Courfeyrac's faces. The clothes are okay, and Enjolras' expression is closer to what I wanted (first time I tried something like this, he looked homicidal - overreaction much!).
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