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With great pedantry comes great responsibility 
22nd-Dec-2012 11:29 am
language, voyage
In the past 24 hours, I've twice seen the saying, "With great power comes great responsibility," attributed to Spiderman. I grew up attributing it to Voltaire.

The logical conclusion being that Voltaire was Spiderman. Bitten by a radioactive spider, Francois Marie Arouet adopts the name "L'Homme Araignee," and scales the buildings of 17th century Paris by night to defend truth, justice, and the ideals of the French Enlightenment.

Damn. I would so read that.
22nd-Dec-2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
Write it! I would read it, too. It could be a series...

- Keyan
22nd-Dec-2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
You could write that. I'd read it.
22nd-Dec-2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
The obvious question is: who is the Marquise du Chatelet? She is clearly her own superhero and way cooler than any of Spidey's modern girls.
23rd-Dec-2012 05:43 am (UTC)
She's like...Iron Man. Only female. And French. She is possessed of a high tech armored corset and a devastating wit. And math.

I think Enlightenment superheroes are an idea whose time has come!

23rd-Dec-2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
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22nd-Dec-2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
I would TOTALLY read that!
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