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Happy birthday, Jules Verne!

Happy birthday to Jules Verne (8 February, 1828 – 24 March, 1905)!

Jules Verne Statue


"The sea does not belong to despots. Upon its surface men can still exercise unjust laws, fight, tear one another to pieces, and be carried away with terrestrial horrors. But at thirty feet below its level, their reign ceases, their influence is quenched, and their power disappears. Ah! sir, live--live in the bosom of the waters! There only is independence! There I recognise no masters! There I am free!"
- Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870)

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wellinghall
Feb. 8th, 2015 01:41 pm (UTC)
http://johnnyalucard.com/fiction/online-fiction/2005-hugo-award-ceremony-script/

(Barely on topic, and I realise you probably know it anyway)
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 12th, 2015 07:35 pm (UTC)
I love this. :D Especially "A special shoutout to Microsoft Paris, who supplied the security automata." LOL! Thanks for sharing!
wellinghall
Feb. 12th, 2015 07:36 pm (UTC)
You're welcome :-)
harvey_rrit
Feb. 8th, 2015 04:58 pm (UTC)
Good God.

This is the first time I've had a reason to consider the possible validity of astrology.
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 12th, 2015 07:35 pm (UTC)
Two auspicious birthdays! :)
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