Les Misérables

Musicals as types of people in school
  • Phantom of the opera: The emo kid with short hair that's always in every singe musical the school puts on
  • Cats: The kid that knows that everybody hates them but they still fight to pursue their dreams/the kid that nobody knows is an acrobat
  • Sweeney Todd: The goth kid who hisses as people in the hallways and only hangs out with like two other people and keeps a diary
  • Heathers: The really popular and preppy girl who's secretly really sad about everything
  • Spring awakening: The kid who makes waaay to many sexual jokes and lost their virginity before everyone else
  • A chorus line: The kid who's never available to do anything because they're at rehearsal
  • Wicked: That one kid that was always ignored in school but grew up to be extremely famous
  • Into the woods: the kid with an unnaturally morbid sense of humor
  • Les Misérables: The kid who's way to into politics and starts fights just about every day
les amis as stuff the students who live next door to me have done

Grantaire – tried to build a replica of the houses of parliament out of empty beer cans and laughed til they cried when it fell over (structural issues) “It’s symbolic!”

Jehan – wore leggings to graduation bc they didn’t like the cut of their suit trousers “Leggings are gender neutral, just ask Shakespeare.”

Bahorel – came round to get a parcel addressed to them that I’d signed for in their pyjamas “I heard the doorbell but I couldn’t answer because I was naked.” when I asked why they were naked “It’s Friday.”

Joly – leaned out of the 2nd floor bedroom window to throw a handful of condoms down to their friend stood in the street (I won’t repeat what they said)

Courfeyrac – ‘rescued’ (read: stole) my other neighbours dog when it got out. overheard making a 6 point argument for why they should keep the dog, despite barely being able to feed themselves

Combeferre – ran into a fellow student while leaving the house with a crate of energy drinks balanced on one shoulder and a bottle of vodka in their coat pocket. when asked where they were going? “The library.”

Bossuet – got really high and walked into the back door bc they thought it was open

Feuilly – set fire to a bunch of liberated UKIP signs in the back garden and roasted marshmallows over the flames

Marius - walked home one of the girls who lives in the house across the street then sat outside with her on the doorstep for hours talking despite it being below freezing (why did neither of them invite the other inside?? who knows)

Enjolras – overheard drunk under my window at 3am “Did you know about this? Did you know about the patriarchy? It’s a fucking disgrace man, what the fuck. We gotta, we gotta do something. Fuck. Fuck the patriarchy. Smash the- oh shit-” *falling over noises* “I’m fine the hedge broke my fall.”

Bonus Gavroche - spotted being carried along inside a wheelie bin by their friend to escape the rain

hello yes have i mentioned that i love Marius

R like Grantaire

So I had this epiphany a week or so ago. I can’t be the first one to realise this but I need to share. We all agree on the fact Hugo just let himself have a bit of fun with the “R like Grantaire” nickname (because if you read it in French Grantaire = “grand r” = capital r = R. Bravo, Hugo. You really were bored in Guernsey).

But guys, people. In 19th century French history, there are two things that get a capital R. Two fundamental things, two of the main threads that make the very essence of France in the 19th century. 

1. la Révolution

2. la République

Both words, with their capital R (it’s fundamental,1. is the 1789 revolution, the one that started it all and wasn’t really over in 1832, and 2. is 1789′s most luminous legacy), are Enjolras’s wet dream. 

So Hugo’s offhand comment on the fact Grantaire nicknamed himself R is not offhand at all. Grantaire, which means Hugo, nicknamed him Revolution and Republic. 

That’s it. That’s all. I have a whole analysis on the ready draw your own conclusions. But damn, Hugo, master, I knew you’re not subtle, but that’s a whole new level.


ETA : I made a second post around this kind of stuff if you’re interested (it’s fairly longer, but mostly because of pretty pictures, lol)

AU where R is on the tumblr staff and is the one who writes updates for the staff’s blog and the jokes in each update description and Enjolras is a popular social justice blog that calls out tumblr staff almost every day and R is definitely not totally gay for a faceless social justice blog with “Napoleon-can-suck-my-ass” as a URL