pilferingapples  asked:

OMG it's all true, the world is beautiful, PLEASE GIVE ME THE FRENCH-STYLE NICKNAMES FOR LES MIS CHARACTERS , I am dying to know XD

@montparnasse said:  what would the rest of les amis’ nicknames be, following that same nickname style?? also bobo having an alternate meaning is hilarious  

  • Combeferre would probably stay Ferre, that’s what my French instinct tells me and it enables ALL the puns with “faire”
  • Grantaire would probably stay Taire, R OR Gégé even though I hate myself for suggesting
  • Joly can’t be Jojo, because Jojo’s Enjolras. Joly is short enough? And it ALREADY means cute?
  • Bossuet is Bobo (which also means “Bourgeois-bohème” aka yuppie aka  a well-paid young middle-class professional who works in a city job and has a luxurious lifestyle. BUT it also refers to the little injuries children get when they fall and Bossuet is known to be unlucky SO)
  • Jehan…. You cant REALLY shorten Jehan, can you? Or we gonna go down the “Jehanou” road, and I wouldn’t even be surprised, really
  • Feuilly is Feufeu, no questions asked
  • Bahorel….. If that guy ISNT refered to as Baba au Rhum…. Maybe Bazouille. Yup, Bazouille
  • Marius…. “ius” names are complicated to French-nickname cause we have so few.  Marsouille, Marinou…
  • Eponine: ngl Eponine would probably be called Ponpon, I don’t make the rules
  • The problem with Cosette is that “Coco” is already taken by Courfeyrac and “Zezette” means “weenie” so YOU FEEL THE CHALLENGE

(I know that’s only les Amis but I need time to find something ridiculous for Javert okay)

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?

Combeferre the protector

Who carries Eponine’s body away

Who tries to stop Gavroche and Courfeyrac from getting hurt

Who comforts Courf after it happens anyway

Who puts a protective arm around Joly and is poised to protect his friends with a gun while they wait for death


Les Amis' Bad Habits:
  • Enjolras:Accidentally insulting people.
  • Combeferre:Forgetting to eat/sleep despite being that friend who always reminds everyone to eat/sleep.
  • Courfeyrac:Talking with his mouth full.
  • Marius:Making mountains out of mole hills.
  • Eponine:Flipping people off when it's honestly uncalled for.
  • Cosette:Cursing like a sailor when she gets really excited--imagine the shock on Marius' face when she got into her top-choice university.
  • Joly:Talking too fast.
  • Bousset:Very forgetful.
  • Musichetta:Dreadful pencil chewer.
  • Gavroche:Listening to nothing and no one.
  • Feuilly:Stubbornly never asking for help, ever. Also, chain smoker.
  • Bahorel:Only has one volume and that is loud.
  • Jehan:Likes bad boys, and therefore habitually lets people step on them.
  • Grantaire:Showering twice a day, self tattooing, drinking too much, falling in love and falling really hard.


He’s been arresting the Amis so many times for so long that he’s developed a subconscious affinity for them like he’ll ask Combeferre how his research paper on moths is going for his Elective Class cause he overheard Ferre Lamenting about during his one phone call or during an overnight detainment Feuilly explained how to properly design a fan and Javert listened with complete focus and asked questions at the right time or once he noticed Courfeyrac had a black eye and he was like

“What happened to your eye?”


“Did somebody hit you? Do you remember what they looked like could you relay it to a profile artist?”

“What? No I fell down during rehearsal and hit my face on a set piece-”

“You don’t have to protect them I could arrest them for assault and battery-”

“Javert you’re in the middle of arresting me.”

“…Oh yeah.”

And he has no idea he’s doing it and would probably violently deny it if someone brought it up but he’s just very conscious of the stupid boys and YEAH