I’m so sick of this stigma that theatre geeks’ favorite musicals can’t be High School Musical or Les Mis or Wicked or Phantom or Hamilton or any other popular musicals. Like. There is a reason it is popular, and that’s because it’s good.
I love how 155 years after Les Mis was published the impact is so great that we are still gaining souls to The Cause™
Like I’ll be scrolling through tags or whatever and see people’s drawings and they’ll be like “started reading les mis for the first time and decided to draw Cosette,” or “I just watched Les Mis and why did no one tell me there were GAYS this is amazing"
Somewhere out in the universe Vicky HugeHoe is cackling with glee because even a century and a half later he’s still making people Fucking Miserable™
I mean I love the fact that “I’m sorry Victor Hugo” is a popular tag on AO3 but let’s be real, we don’t need to apologise for anything, if Good Old Kinkshame-Deserving Vicky was alive today he would read every smutty fanfic with Great Enjoyment and would be the top author
Enjolras: the violation of our most basic human rights Courfeyrac: liberté. égalité. beyoncé. Combeferre: Harry Potter erotica Grantaire: some douche with an acoustic guitar Jehan: bees? Feuilly: a grown man crying at a movie Joly: embryonic stem cells Bossuet: the World’s Worst Human Being Bahorel: the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Marius: the “shy kid in the corner” Eponine: the feminist agenda Cosette: Girls Gone Wild Musichetta: aggressive Legolas hair flips Montparnasse: smoking 1000 cigarettes just so you can sound like a dalek when you talk