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Super Republican SMACKDOWN by cillabub Super Republican SMACKDOWN by cillabub
That part in Les Mis. Yeah, /that/ one. :rofl: Marius, hanging out with his new bestest-best friends in the world, gets a bit too politically uppity. And Combeferre puts the seventeen-year-old fanboy in his place, a bit bluntly. (My boyfriend claims that if this scene actually ever really happened to a teenaged boy, it would scar his masculine self-esteem for life. Notice how Marius never talked to Combeferre for the rest of the book.......:XD: )

I amused myself greatly working on this. Which might explain how I finished it so quickly...But yeah. I've wanted to illustrate this scene for, well, forever. I really couldn't decide whether I wanted to do a serious version or a cracked-out version, so maybe I'll eventually end up doing both......(It's just such an entertaining scene...!)

Oh yeah, and don't ask about Combeferre's medical textbooks.......... >.>;;;;
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My only criticism of Victor Hugo is the way his characters all go on the same kind of poetic, articulate rants that no one would ever come up with on the spot. Only the subjects and opinions show the speakers' personalities. Anyway--this is a great depiction of that scene! Nicely done.
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Aliroz-The-Confused Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it doesnt get much better than this.

Only problem is we can't see all of Marius's stupid rant.  But yeah, I love how Combeferre's short three words, in small text, absolutely pwn Marius.
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emztan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
This is so freaking hilarious I love it. 
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forever-pretending Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I keep coming back to this
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forever-pretending Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Combeferre is 2460DONE WITH HIM
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EMI-RAN Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my most favourite scenes. Thank you for painting it! My favourite line (I think the Most epic line by Marius) is "Corsica, a small island that made France great" :clap:
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Ayame27 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I love how Combeferre's answer is so brief and simple. XD
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Soldier-Ell Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
To be free, Combeferre. To be free. :salute:
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nadzkpinterr Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is adorable !!
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nadzkpinterr Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love his 'intro to syphillis omggggg
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rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
oh my gosh that would be a cool match if les mis did wwe!!
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net-and-tinsel-gown Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Ohh, this is amazing! :D Love that you have pretty much the entire speech there, with the perfect effects- Marius' gradual three-panel transformation into full-on Napoleon uniform, and his starry fanboy eyes, and Combeferre reading about syphilis... Ahaha, wonderful!
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chattie98 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Poor Marius, he does the silliest things. My favorite parts with him in the book are this and when he finds Valjean's handkerchief and keeps it because he thinks it belongs to "Ursula" :rofl:
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Caraphae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, so nice to see scenes from the book, where Marius was a superdork instead of just Romantic Lead #3. XD I miss him fanboying at everything in every adaptation!
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Posiedon12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly amazing!
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EveryDayArtist Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Just made my day.
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singingstar1216 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just awesome.
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pearlthecatgirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Combeferre must have gotten the medical textbook from Joly. :)
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cillabub Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Combeferre doesn't need Joly for his textbooks--he's a med student too! :D See his big speech in Vol. 5, ch. 4.
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pearlthecatgirl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Ugh, I feel stupid. I always mix up Combeferre with Courfeyrac.
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HiMyNameIsNickel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If it makes you feel better, "Intro to Syphilis" is still something I would picture Joly reading. Like not even for class. Just to satisfy his intellectual curiosity. About whether or not he has syphilis.
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pearlthecatgirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I really need to read the brick again.
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Feyqueen91 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC!!!
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MamzelleCombeferre Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know you probably hear this all the time, but this is just sheer wonderful brilliance.
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pencils-and-violins Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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FriendsOfTheABCGirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Hahaha!!!!!! Funniest thing ever!!! :D
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NessunDorma345 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I just read this part of the brick today, and I was thinking about your illustration the entire time. . .
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SimaraMorgana Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I remember falling from my chair when first reading that part of the book. I loughed so hard. Combeferre said exactly what i was thinking for th elast two sides while Marius was talking.
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Shokaytsufleur Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this! This is a very funny take on the moment.
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SarlyneART Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:lmao: great!
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JenCrocker Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
May I put a few of your pictures on my Facebook page and credit you? I'm Combeferre on Facebook.
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RainbowAsphyxiation Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
XD This just made my day!!!
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Thorndove Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Haha. Go Combeferre! =D
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elvesrock Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
XD I love that Combeferre is reading "Intro to Syphilis"
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Shadow7Zerudahime Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D totally true
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JenCrocker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Combeferre looks like Javert. Awesome! I loved this scene. I was like, "Yes! Finally, somebody whacked him!"
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TakadaSaiko Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I look at this, I love it just a little more :XD:
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GlorfindelsGal Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
This is so awesome. I love Combeferre. :)
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la-rose-anglaise Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Fave times a thousand. Still one of my favourite moments in the Brick.
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TheOnlyBandGeek99 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Bwahahahahahhaa...!!! Seriously, you have no idea how much this made my day.

I love Combeferre's faces. So much.

Great work! :D
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Spirit-Lily Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Writer
J'adore vous, Combeferre!
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Kexue Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
:D This is fantastic!
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sostah Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Heh - shut dooooowwwwwn!
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AnneCat Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
This is one of my favorite moments in the book. (I think if I had a temperament similar to anyone's in that story, it would be Combeferre's.) I actually read this whole scene aloud to a friend of mine while in the midst of introducing her to Les Miserables, and I think it's part of what sealed the deal for her. The other part being, I read her the descriptions of Enjolras and of Combeferre. She has a very Enjolraic temperament herself, and it struck such a deep chord with her that she immediately read the entire section on Les Amis de L'ABC and the student insurrection.

Your Marius in his little Napoleonic costume is utterly hilarious. This picture just made my day. The physical embodiment of Combeferre's philosophical victory! ...and then Marius goes off to sulk for THE REST OF THE BOOK.
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I love this SO much. You're amazing for doing this...
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JavertsApprentice Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
One of the best moments.
Its sad...I know for a fact Marius would leave Cosette for me cause I am related to Napoleon XD
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cougirl94 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love the little awkward dinosaur move Marius has goin' on in the last panel... :XD:

And that's right, Combferre. Pwn him.
(Also- I'm going to have to find this in the book now...)
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cougirl94 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Gah, Combeferre*
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SailorAdz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010   Writer
I love that part of the book :) Your illustration is EPIC, Combferre is perfect. Congrats on typing that whole massive passage out, by the way!
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imaginationatwork Featured By Owner May 18, 2010   Writer
INTRO TO SYPHILIS???????? WHY IS COMBEFERRE READING INTRO TO SYPHILIS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
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