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Denis Diderot's Inkwell
Georgian inkwell

Origin

Denis Diderot

Type

Inkwell

Effects

Desire to “break” the fourth wall with their audience

Downsides

User becomes more outspoken and candid until they suffer harm

Activation

Writing with it

Collected by

Warehouse 11

Section

Socrates-953A

Aisle

969732-4374

Shelf

404973-2672

Date of Collection

January 1, 1790

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OriginEdit

Denis Diderot was a French philosopher, art critic, and Enlightenment writer. Serving as a co-founder, chief editor, and main contributor to the original Encyclopédie, Diderot’s other original works captured the interest of the people.

Some considered his writing sublime and wholly new, while others viewed them as vulgar and irreverent for promoting the ideas of atheism and materialism. This mixed reaction played out in his personal life, as the French government imprisoned him for his critiques on their leadership abilities. After his release, he begrudgingly spent quality time with Russian empress Catherine the Great at her behest, debating how to strengthen her empire. Most discussions merely resulted in conflicted viewpoints and Diderot slapping Catherine on the thighs.

EffectsEdit

Crafted from filed slate during Diderot’s time spent incarcerated in France. When its ink is used to write on paper, the user will act as if they are in a TV show or other medium and try to break the fourth wall. Their favored material seems to normally revolve around jovial criticism of nearby people, which can unintentionally lead to physical harm.

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