so, my fellow Les Mis lovers. 

today I was looking through some word definitions for a class (like a good English major) and I discovered something really interesting (and by interesting I mean the kind of discovery that makes you sit with your head in your hands for a little while) 

(also maybe a ton of people already know this and I’m freaking out for nothing but we’ll just hope that’s not the case)

anyway. the word I was researching was grant

and I looked at the word’s origin, because that’s something my professor encourages us to do and it helps uncover meanings that maybe we wouldn’t immediately recognize

and this is what I found:

1175-1225; Middle English gra (u) nten < Old French graunter, variant ofcrëanter < Vulgar Latin *credentāre, verbal derivative of Latin crēdent-,stem of crēdēns, present participle of crēdere to believe

take a look at that last part. to believe. the word grant comes from the Latin verb which means “to believe”

so. grant is part of the name Grantaire. 

it comes from the verb meaning “to believe”

Grantaire means “to believe”

Grantaire. the man who took good care not to believe in anything. his name means “to believe”



and I have a feeling no one needs me to tell them in what (or who) Grantaire believes 

I wanted to put a fancy quote but Victor Hugo did not write anything about those times Enjolras and R stayed in bed and R painted him, the bastard.

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I’m trying to master how I draw Grantaire, because I draw him too pretty, so I keep showing my picture to Alex like, “Would you fuck him?”

It keeps being a yes, though.

Like I’m at least trying to get him to the stage where it’s, like, “I’d fuck him, but I’d need a shower afterwards.”

That’s acceptable. 


was doing sketch requests on mah twitter & @mrcutio asked for ‘bahorel doing a sick kickflip’ and then this…. turned into Les Amis: Primary School Origins

i don’t know anything about kickflips and neither does bahorel, luckily feuilly doesnt seem to mind 

Les Mis fandom things where “I don’t know where that idea came from but it’s everywhere and I love it”

-Jehan being nonbinary
-Grantaire and Éponine being BFFs
-Enjolras and Cosette being siblings
-Grantaire being an artist
-Combeferre and moths
-Combeferre and glasses
-Courfeyrac and glitter
-Jehan and flower print everything
-Montparnasse’s expanded character in general
-Everyone’s nicknames
-Fake dating AUs