The Devil to pay

Ah! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira les aristocrates à la lanterne! Ah! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira les aristocrates on les pendra!

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 ~ I hope you will sometimes think of me when I am gone ~ 

299 years ago today, on the 1st of September 1715, Louis XIV died in his bedchamber in Versailles. After a few terribly painful days, with bouts of unconsciousness and emotional goodbyes, the Sun King breathed his last breath at 8:15 in the morning on the 1st of September.

"He died without any effort, like a candle going out." wrote the Marquis de Dangeau.

The Sun King’s death was just as magnificent as his life. He wanted to die in the same way as he lived.

"I have lived among the people of my court, I want to die among them. They have followed the whole course of my life; it is right that they should witness the end of it."

The King faced his oncoming death with the greatest Christian piety and stoicism. The Marquis de Dangeau wrote "I have come away from the greatest, the most touching and the most heroic spectacle that men have ever seen."

The Sun King’s reign was the longest in European history and changed the course of the world forever. Not only his reign but also Louis’ stature as King was something that could never be surpassed. He was and is the perfect embodiment of a King, never wavering on any occasion to be majestic and royal. His majestic greatness will live on forever.

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Filed under one argues as to the perfect embodiment of a king but

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Timeless advice from great grandma….


My great grandmother once told my grandmother ‘Never put anything in writing that you aren’t prepared for the whole world to see.’  I’ve always taken that as excellent advice.  I feel terrible for the women who had their photographs stolen and made public.  It makes me understand that great grandma’s advice applies even more today.  If you aren’t prepared for the whole world to see pictures of you naked, don’t take pictures of yourself naked.  There never seems to be a shortage of evil people eager to take advantage of others’ vulnerabilities.  I’m just surprised that after this happens repeatedly it doesn’t seem to stop people from doing the naked pictures thing.  I’m risk averse.  Hell would freeze over before I took a chance on something like that being available to some rotten soul looking to exert power over me. 

While I totally understand where you and your grandmother are coming from, the fact is that privacy is a right that is connected to human dignity and it should not be violated. Lots of people are careless online (And not just online) but the fact is that more and more of our lives are spent online and so mistakes will always arise. People are often careless in “real life” too but we rarely expect those innocent mistakes to be exploited. So yeah be careful, don’t be stupid and guillable, but let’s not get to a point where we disregard the importance of privacy and the right to a private life just because of the internet. We should fight for basic human rights and dignity is one of them.

Filed under And if everyone from the government advertising agencies companies etc. expect people to spend more and more time of their lives on the internet the least they can do is garantee their safety.

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u ever text someone something risky and every second that they dont respond is another spike in ur blood pressure and u stare at your hand like why did u type that u fool its over the universe is crumbling to pieces this is my demise

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30 Days of Doctor Who - Day 5: What’s your favorite episode?

"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant." - Eleventh Doctor, “Vincent and the Doctor”

Is this a bit of a repeat of my favorite historical appearance? Yes. But besides the fact that I love Vincent Van Gogh and that in the Whoniverse, the Doctor got to show him what his art means to the world, I just love that quote. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but the bad things don’t always spoil the good things. It has really helped me get through a lot. This episode means so much to me for so many reasons, and I cry every time.

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Filed under absolute favourite there's two tv episodes i cry at this is one of them