victor hugo at some point: LISTEN im gonna take this character and relate him to gay greeks as much as possible while also adding character traits, then im gonna take this other character and talk abt how gay he is for that one, while also comparing him to gay greeks, and the second one is gonna tell him that he only believes in that character while he is cynical about everything else,,,, then to top it all off,,,,, theyre gonna DIE while HOLDING HANDS.
some literature fuck: so,,, what your saying is,,, Theyre Straight
jehan asks all the amis about their favourite greek myth, and everyone just there putting their little two cents in with their why’s and how’s and what that particular myth has taught them etc
and then its grantaire’s turn and he’s like “icarus.” and then he’s silent for a beat, letting everyone wonder why it could be icarus (something about him regularly putting himself in danger??? alcohol, maybe?)
and then he sighs, longingly looks at enjolras who is concentrating on a book a few tables away, and says “because I, too, want to fuck the sun”
(enjolras looks up at the uproar of laughter that follows, looking mildly distraught, because he might not be very good at science but this seems to him like quite the alarming statement)
i’ve been thinking about that “a spell makes everyone fall in love with character A and character B doesn’t act any differently” AU trope idea and honestly it would work so well with enjolras/grantaire. like imagine an ABC meeting the day after eponine puts the love potion in the wine or something and everyone’s tripping over themselves to do things for enjolras and it’s freaking him out and it’s so weird but then R just strolls in and falls into a chair like “sup losers” and they all just stare at him and it’s like…
“grantaire, you drank the wine last night, didn’t you? you drank the vast majority of the wine…”
How about Grantaire who, for no discernible reason, really likes celebrating national holidays from other countries. He walks into the Musain like, “HEY GUYS ITS FOURTH OF JULY” and Enjolras yells back, “whY THE FUCK DO YOU CARE”
Some expressions practice referenced from the Red and Black scene, although I made the hair 100% fluffier to look more like my versions of Enjolras and Grantaire. My favorite is that second Grantaire, I enjoy his nose.
I highly recommend if you are an artist struggling to draw when you’re in the mood to draw to use the opportunity for practice time. It will make you feel better.