What she says: I’m fine
What she means: In the 2012 movie adaptation of Les Mis, why does Grantaire go from sitting on the front of the carriage wearing a coat and a hat to sitting in some random cafe with a girl on his knee in a matter of seconds? Was George Blagden acting as an extra and the directors just hoped we wouldn’t notice? Or were they suggesting that Grantaire couldn’t bear to see Enjolras die so as soon as the conflict started he ran away to bury his sorrows with wine and a girl? If that was the case how did it happen so quickly? How does time work in the Les Mis movie universe? At the start of the film Fantine is shown to go from fairly ‘normal’ to having a cough in just a few scenes which are probably set over a matter of days, weeks at most. Does time pass differently in France? Do they experience shorter days and shorter years? Back to Grantaire, when he kisses Mme Hucheloup off her chair why does he go from wearing a sash around his waist to not wearing one even though the shot didn’t change? Is Grantaire always doomed to have trouble in the wardrobe department?


those who barely missed becoming historic: laigle ‘bossuet’ de meaux

Bossuet was a gay but unlucky fellow. His specialty was not to succeed in anything. As an offset, he laughed at everything. He possessed knowledge and wit, but all he did miscarried. He soon reached his last sou, never his last burst of laughter. When adversity entered his doors, he saluted this old acquaintance cordially. 


“To Laigle, Joly said, ‘You stay put, and for God’s sake, sleep!  I’ve told you again and again—that’s the only way to heal.  Now take your doctor’s orders!’

‘Yes, doctor,’ said Laigle with a slight smile.  ‘Now, you take your patient’s orders and be careful out there.’

‘I will.’  Joly bent over the bed, taking Laigle’s hands in his, and buried his face against those hands.  Touched by the tenderness of this good-bye, I could not help but glance over at Combeferre, and was startled to see that he was watching me in turn.”

Virago 1830.18

Because some of you (you know who you are… ;)) like it when I draw Laigle and Joly.  This is done with ink washes and pencil. 

I know I’ve been slacking on Inktober, but here you go, I did something in inks. So there.  :)

(P.S., Joly must really live in a shithole.  I had fun scratching up the watercolor paper with my fingernails to get a nasty-plaster look for this background.)

Bossuet Headcanon Spam

- Bossuet once had amazing hair but his alopecia meant that huge chunks of it fell out. It really damaged his confidence so he ended up shaving it all off and feeling a lot better for it.

- His parents are Cajun and Bossuet spent the first years of his life in New Orleans. They moved to Paris shortly after his tenth birthday.

- He has developmental dyspraxia.

- His Mum used to call him her ‘Lucky Charm’.

- He knows every single word to the Macarena.

- Bossuet, despite his poor depth perception, is oddly talented at claw machines. He always wins.

- He met Joly when the former’s prosthetic leg tripped them up and Bossuet, as a consequence, tripped over Joly who was sprawled out on the floor. He helped them pick up their papers and ended up getting dinner with them.

- Bossuet has a complicated relationship with zombies. They scare him but he loves their swagger.

- Bossuet is actually an amazing chef, having been taught how to make the best food in the world back in New Orleans by his Grammy. He made gumbo for Les Amis one time and they all loved it.

- He loves jazz music and 60s Brit-pop.

- Bossuet and Marius go to get chicken nuggets from McDonalds whenever Marius finishes law class. They always get a sharebox but Bossuet ends up eating most of them.

- He has quit and been fired from 54 jobs since moving to Paris.

- Bossuet, Joly and Grantaire often go to the cinema, but Bossuet always asks questions and states the plot-twists very loudly without realising. Plus, he chomps his popcorn really loudly.

- He screams extremely loudly and extremely high.

- Musichetta once took him on a ghost train. Bossuet got startled by one of the actors and subsequently smacked them in the face by accident when trying to defend himself.

- Bossuet always wears band shirts with waistcoats or jumpers in bright colours with snazzy logos (think Mabel in 'Gravity Falls’).

- He has the loudest laugh in all of Paris.

- He very rarely has money, only because he pays back anyone he may have borrowed from and then donates everything that’s left to charities.

- His Mum and Dad don’t see him much because they moved to Limoges when Bossuet started university, but they ring him every week and they’re extremely proud of everything he does.

art student grantaire who draws a rlly intricate skeleton for med student joly’s birthday and when asked as a joke “is it me” he’s like “nah its bossuet” and points to the tiny small writing next to the ankle that says “the foot bone’s connected to the lesgle bone”


i watch this and all that runs through my head is “joly”

Les Mis

Javert: Hufflepuff. He’s hardworking, patient, and very loyal to the law. Manager Em originally thought he might be a Gryffindor because of his very strong sense of right and wrong, but we decided that Javert’s decision to commit suicide was a very Hufflepuff decision, valuing equality in the eyes of the law. 

Valjean: Gryffindor. He’s got a very strong moral compass and doesn’t care much for authority. 

Fantine: Hufflepuff. We were a bit stuck on this one, but we eventually decided that Hufflepuff would be the best fit. A Slytherin would probably be more willing to sleep with the foreman in order to provide for Cosette, while a Gryffindor would continue to refuse to “play the game” after getting fired. In Fantine’s case, loyalty to her daughter came before her personal pride and morality.

Cosette: Gryffinclaw hatstall. Due to the varied interpretations of Cosette’s character, this one was tricky. Manager Em thought that she would be a Ravenclaw because she’s intelligent and craves knowledge about her childhood. Manager Fae thought that she would be a Gryffindor, because she’s adventurous and bold, and Gryffindors can also be truth-seekers. 

Marius: Hufflepuff. This one was also tricky. We decided he’d be a Hufflepuff because of his loyal decision to stay with his friends on the barricade instead of going after Cosette to England, despite the loss of his true love and the risk of death. 

Eponine: Slytherin. She’s cunning and manipulative, especially if you go by her characterization in the brick, where she lies to Marius in order to make sure that they die together. 

Thenardier: Slytherin. This one was an easy choice, since Thenardier is ambitious, manipulative, and cunning.

Mme Thenardier: Slytherin. Again, an easy choice.

(side note: most of the Sortings of the barricade boys are based on fandom characterization and headcanons, as neither Managers have read the brick)

Enjolras: Gryffindor. Although a lot of the fandom Sorts him as a Slytherin, we decided to sort him in Gryffindor because of his idealism and strong sense of justice. We agreed that even though his willingness to do just about anything to further his cause could be taken as a Slytherin trait, many Gryffindors are also willing to do morally dubious things to achieve a moral goal. After all, Dumbledore himself was a strong believer in acceptable casualties.

Grantaire: Ravenclaw. Manager Em originally thought he might be a Slytherin (possibly only because of the color association and because it would have made a complete House set with him and the Triumvirate). However, Manager Fae pointed out that he’s canonically very talented and creative. His intellectual side might also influence his cynicism, because he knows that the revolution doesn’t stand a chance of working.

Combeferre: Ravenclaw. This one’s fairly obvious, due to Combeferre’s role of the brains of the Triumvirate.

Courfeyrac: Hufflepuff. Again, Courfeyrac is the hearts of the Triumvirate.

Jehan Prouvaire: Ravenclaw. Jehan’s very creative and intellectual, which we thought would put him in Ravenclaw. 

Bossuet: Hufflepuff. This one’s basically just a headcanon, but we thought it fit.

Joly: Ravenclaw. Again, mostly a headcanon, but Joly’s known to be intelligent.

Bahorel: Gryffindor. Bahorel’s known to be bold and brash, which are very Gryffindor traits. He also seems to have a strong moral compass.

Feuilly: Hufflepuff. This one’s another headcanon, based on his fondness for hard work.

Laigle-Lesgle-Lesgles-Bossuet: proper attributions

Re:  Lesgle-L'aigle- Bossuet and his name use in the book. Be warned, ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF OVERANALYSIS AND THEORY WANK here, but possibly of use to people trying to figure out who would call him what, book-wise.

TL;DR  :  The more serious they are themselves, the more likely they are to use his nickname, but only if they know him. :[ 
WAY EVEN MORE TL: under the cut.

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Les Misérables: Soulmate AU

(I know it’s already been done, but I haven’t tried writing it yet and I thought it might be fun.)

Feuilly gets slightly worried when the words ‘You wanna go, punk?’ appear on his forearm in dainty cursive. Bahorel, on the other hand, spends slightly too much time making meaningful eye contact with attractive strangers in public because the words 'What’re you looking at?’ are written across his skin in a neat, rounded handwriting.

Enjolras is slightly skeptical when the words 'Courfeyrac didn’t mention that you were hot’ appear across his ribcage in messy cursive. But when he meets Grantaire for the first time, he says one word: 'Welcome.’ The same word that’s written in tiny, neat letters across Grantaire’s heart.

Combeferre gets extremely worried by the phrase 'It’s literally going to kill me!’ which appears on his skin. Courfeyrac, who’s terrified of insects, has the words 'It’s a moth, Courfeyrac. It’s harmless,’ across his wrist.

Sure enough, when they first meet, Combeferre is at Courfeyrac’s apartment for a meeting of the Amis (before they settle on the Musain as their regular meeting place) and Courf is having a mild panic attack because there’s a tiny little moth in his kitchen.

Musichetta, Joly, and Bossuet all have two different phrases.

Musichetta has the words 'Pardon me, Mademoiselle, but I think I’m lost…’ in Bossuet’s handwriting curling around the side of her waist and Bossuet has the phrase 'Maybe I can help you?’ printed on his arm.

Joly, of course, gets extremely worried when the words 'Are you alright, Monsieur?’ appear on his upper arm, and the response- 'I think so. I mean, I don’t think I have Lupus. Probably. Yet. But I’m not sure,’ is written in Joly’s messy handwriting over one of Musichetta’s shoulder blades.

And Bossuet’s second phrase is 'You come here often, then?’ The person who asks the question is the adorable medical student who deals with him in the ER at three o'clock in the morning. Joly has the words 'Well, it’s the third time this week…’ along his collarbone.

Jehan has a phrase along his collarbone as well: 'Depends who’s asking, doesn’t it?’ He spends a lot of time wondering what sort of person his soulmate is, because to be frank, they sounds a bit sketchy.

But Montparnasse has seven small, neat words written across his heart as well: 'Oh! Your name is Montparnasse, isn’t it?’

Les Amis as stereotypical gays

Enjolras: the guy that everyone and their mother wants to do, perfect hair, perfect skin, spends hours in the bathroom every morning, is stoic and kind of an asshole but nice to (most of) his friends. top or bottom? nobody knows. does he even do the sex?

Combeferre: can’t tell he’s gay, and doesn’t really use labels, just ridicolously nerdy-hot and wears these leather jackets that make everyone very hot and bothered, even though he’s not aware of it. he dances so well, kind of footloose style, but nobody has ever seen him. knows every sexuality and gender identity in existance. versatile.

Courfeyrac: the kind of guy you see at pride in golden briefs and covered in glitter. imagine Oscar Wilde, but worse, with glitter. says “YAAAAS” too often. has made out with every les amis at least twice. self-proclaimed slut. bottom.

Jehan: twink. wears dresses. perpetually blushing. is rather kinky. power bottom.

Bahorel: muscle bear. very muscle, much bear. super healthy and body positive. top.

Feuilly: i mean. i cant get it out of my head that he’s ace. identifies as queer. exceptionally monogamous.

Joly and Bossuet: the disgustingly adorable couple that is always saying cute stuff to each other and nobody is ever sure wether to gag or ‘aww’. Joly is such a bottom dont even get me started.

Grantaire: emo gay. must i add anything more? likes death more than dick


Marius: token straight friend

Montparnasse: classy gay. probably judging you. finds almost anything vaguely distasteful.

Names and Apellations: Lesgles Laigle Bossuet

because we’re talking a  lot about Amis naming conventions today"

I was going through the Brick for reference (as I do) and noticed a general pattern to the Lesgles/Laigle/Bossuet thing, at least in terms of how characters use it. . Mostly (mostly!) people call him Bossuet when they’re being jokey/informal, and some variant on the Laigle construct when they’re being formal, or (especially) complimentary (Courfeyrac’s espesially notable for that, since he doesn’t have the weird Napoleon reaction going about the Lesgles/L'aigle thing).

Except Grantaire, who is INSISTENT on the Laigle terminology, even when he’s referencing the funeral oration, and usually draws it out to the full Laigle-de-Meaux form. The only time Grantaire even acknowledges the Bossuet nickname is when he’s not talking TO Bossuet but having his little talking-to-no-one-but-sort-of-Enjolras moment in the Corinth, and paraphrasing Enjolras, who DOES use Bossuet, we know that from the Lieutenants chapter.

So, there’s just a point for character reference, and beyond that I don’t know exactly what to make of it besides aklaghklsdgh DORKS AND THEIR DORK FRIENDSHIPS , and then there’s gauzyreads whole Chickens and Eagles meta and I REALLY don’t know what to do with that, but IT IS A THING THAT IS SO, and if you need me I’ll be over here having emotions about nicknames.
Lovesickness (11014 words) by idiopathicsmile [AO3]

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Les Misérables - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Enjolras/Grantaire, Joly/Bossuet Laigle/Musichetta
Characters: Joly (Les Misérables), Enjolras (Les Misérables), Grantaire (Les Misérables), Bossuet Laigle, Musichetta (Les Misérables), Combeferre (Les Misérables), Bahorel (Les Misérables)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Modern Setting

Enjolras swallowed. “I didn’t know he had tattoos on his back.”

“Yeah,” said Joly, shrugging. “I mean, he lives with me and before about noon, he’s allergic to shirts—”

“Why—” said Enjolras weakly.

“I always figured he had a bad shirt experience,” Joly offered. “Shirts killed his family, or his first dog got hit by a truck full of shirts.”

Enjolras shook his head. His face was a little flushed.

“Ooh, are you experiencing symptoms?” said Joly, brightening. “What’s your pulse doing? Are you breathing normally? How do your glands feel?”

Inspired in part by tumblr user feferi’s post here, specifically: “i am in love with the idea that enjolras is so baffled by his own emotions towards grantaire that he legitimately cannot tell if he has heartburn or stomach butterflies”

Modern AU. Joly is a gentleman, a scholar, a med student—and, when need be, a matchmaker. And oh, the need is definitely being.