daring drinker of dreams

no but for real people who write exr fic where grantaire has like no self esteem and then enjolras says ‘oh hey taire ur p cool’ and his self esteem issues are like ~*~*~*magically gone*~*~*~ like no you cant just cure low self esteem with a few nice words its a way of thinking that can sometimes take years to over come

the process of grantaire getting decent self esteem would be a long frustrating and occasionally painful process for both parties stop writing low self esteem away with a few kind words it trivializes things people actually suffer through and contributes to the idea that if people arent *~*~*cured*~*~* after someone saying “i dont know you but youre beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!” then they just want to be sad which is gross and awful

so can we talk about the fact that Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now is pretty much the ultimate Grantaire song???

“I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour

but heaven knows I’m miserable now
I was looking for a job, and then I found a job
and heaven knows I’m miserable now

In my life
why do I give valuable time
to people who don’t care if I live or die”

As for Grantaire, he had got beyond wine, that merely moderate inspirer of dreams, ever since mid-day. Wine enjoys only a conventional popularity with serious drinkers. There is, in fact, in the matter of inebriety, white magic and black magic; wine is only white magic. Grantaire was a daring drinker of dreams.
—  Victor Hugo on Grantaire’s drinking habits, Les Miserables