Coming up after this awkward pause, some exclusive clips from my recent three-hour interview with myself, in which I interrogated myself on my motivations, where I am in life, why I’m not in a different place in life, whose fault that is, and why I said that one embarrassing thing once.
—  Grantaire
Les Amis as Other Musicals

I refuse to apologize for these

Enjolras: Legally Blonde

Joly: The Book of Mormon

Marius: Sweeney Todd (I’m not sorry)

Courfeyrac: Kinky Boots

Grantaire: Dear Evan Hansen

Combeferre: Phantom of the Opera

Jehan: Once On This Island

Feuilly: The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals

Bahorel: Heathers

Bossuet: Hamilton

On screen, the blonde man sported anachronistic fashionable curls. The stiff slint of his mouth and squinting of the eyes could as well be subtletly as bad acting. 

‘Would you do me a service?’

His brown-haired counterpart squinted too and breathed a little through his mouth

‘Anything’ a step closer to his co-star ‘I’ll black your boots’.

‘Gaaaaay’ cried Grantaire ‘Let them kiss already!’

‘It’s not necessarily romantic.’

‘Who said anything about romance?’

Grantaire waggled his eyebrows suggestively enough that Enjolras hit him with a pillow. 

(The two men on the TV were running through smokey (foggy?) sets, conducting assorted revolutionary business.)

Just to be contrary, Enjolras proclaimed:

‘Historically, homosocial language is often but not always homosexual’

‘is that so?’ Grantaire leaned in, hands on Enjolras’ knees and voice turning low and ridiculously sultry.

‘Oh, Enjolras’ he breathed ‘Let me black your boots

Grantaire paused to dramatically bite his lips and waited for the second pillow to hit him, but instead Enjolras eyes had gone slightly out of focus and his mouth was hanging slightly open.

‘Seriously? This is doing it for you?’

‘Shut up’

Grantaire dissolved into giggles.

‘I will never shut up. We will talk about this forever. Should I get a red waistcoat, citizen?’

Nothing could have been more damning that Enjolras’ silence in response.

If the film had a sad ending, as history books suggest, Enjolras and Grantaire never got to see it

I’ve been reading Les Misérables for a while now and I got to the point where the Amis are introduced and described and… I think the fandom takes Hugo calling Grantaire ‘ugly’ too literally?

From what I’m reading it sounds more like he means that Grantaire is ugly in personality/character, not looks. I mean… this is Victor Hugo. If he wanted it to be clear that R is hideous to look at, he would have given SOME kind of descriptor of his appearance, even a small one. But the version of the Brick that I have just leaves it at one sentence.

So, yeah, I think he means Grantaire has an ugly personality. Not that he’s physically ugly.

hey have some bloody baron pontmercy content:

Courfeyrac honestly wished he had arrived later, or maybe not at all.

Enjolras was standing stock-still in the doorway staring in with terrified eyes. The bold, fearless Enjolras looked like he was caught between every instinct to run and the desire to fight.

His curiosity got the best of him and he approached the door only to have Enjolras quickly reach behind himself to prevent him from going inside. Enjolras didn’t say a word, he didn’t have to.

Inside the café was Marius Pontmercy standing equally still looking at the blade in his hand. He was entranced by it.

It was covered in blood.

As was he.

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yall i remember that one post that said george blagden’s bottles were filled with grape juice while filming les mis and CAN YOU IMAGINE what if R actually just drinks bottles and bottles of grape juice and everyone just assumes it’s alcohol no one actually knows what’s in it and R never bothered to tell anyone so every time someone gives him the Disappointed Look™️ when they see him drinking he’s like???? why do they have a problem with me drinking juice?? why do all my friends hAtE mE????

AND ONE DAY during a meeting someone (let’s say courfeyrac) goes hey R can i have some of that and he’s like yeah sure and the MOMENT he realises what he’s drinking he spits a mouthful of GRAPE JUICE all over the place and he’s like “R IS THIS??? G R A P E JUICE??” and R just?? yes?? what did you think it was?

“and you’ve been drinking THIS the whole time?”

“uh yeah?? i just never understood why all of you have a problem with it. i mean yeah it’s not the best fruit juice yknow like apple juice is great and all but i personally pre-“

“R HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING GRAPE JUICE AND ONLY GRAPE JUICE IN THOSE BOTTLES THE W H O L E TIME?”

“yes? did you.. did you only just find out?”

“GRANTAIRE WE THOUGHT YOU HAD A DRINKING PROBLEM WE WERE ALL GENUINELY CONCERNED FOR YOU”

“I HAVENT HAD ALCOHOL IN 2 YEARS”

and everyone just.. the meeting doesn’t even happen because everyone just needs to lie down.

BONUS:

“wait a minute… if you’ve been sober all this time then why do you.. you know.. why have you been acting so?? intoxicated? we were all so convinced you were always ALWAYS drunk because of how you act”

“THATS MY PERSONALITY THATS JUST WHO I AM”

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