grantaire and enjolras

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Remember when I wasn’t obsessed with Enjolras and Grantaire’s daughter? Me neither.

Dear Apolline (Dear Theodosia)

My dear Apolline, what to say to you?
You have my eyes.
You have your father’s mane
When you came into the world, I cried, it was quite a start

I’m dedicating every day to you
Domestic life was never quite my style
When you smile, you knock me out, I fall apart
And I thought I was so smart

You were born of love and revolution
We’ll bleed and fight for you, we’ll make it right for you
If we lay a strong enough foundation
We’ll pass it on to you, we’ll give the world to you
And you’ll blow us all away…
Someday, someday
Yeah, you’ll blow us all away
Someday, someday..

thisdodoisflyiiing asked:

Okay, so what are your thoughts on the phone cases of Les Amis?

Okay, so Enjolras has something bright, yet practial, He only has to remember 1 thing rather than 2 when leaving the house. 

Because its Bossuet, he needs more of a sturdy phone case. But that doesn’t mean it cant’ be pretty as fuck. 

I’m sorry but, Bahorel and Feuilly TOTALLY have matching couples phone cases. It was definitely Bahorel’s idea, but Feuilly loves them all the same.

Cosette bought her and Eponine similar phone cases because you can still be cute and tell people to fuck off. 

This is Eponines, because there is nothing worse than when people try and talk to you whenyou’re on the phone. 

Joly and Grantaire have BFF phone cases because R is salty but sweet. and Joly is allergic to nuts, so he has the jelly one. 

Ariel is Jehan’s favourite disney princess, plus skulls are awesome af.

Courfeyrac bought this for Combeferre as it was the exact same message of the first valentines day card he bought him. 

Because it’s Courfeyrac, he got sick of losing his phone in the office. And anything to irritate the conservative assholes at the office right? 


Finally Marius, who much to everyone’s confusion doesn’t have a case on his phone. Yet, it remains perfectly unscratched, his rose gold iPhone is still pristine. 

A list of every single time the word “laid” is used in Les Mis

“laid” is sometimes translated on ugly, or homely. I’ve also included instances where “laide” or “enlaidir” are used. I did this because I like lists and also because I am invested in depictions of Grantaire as ugly. Just let him be (let him live.) 

The word is used 17 times used to describe objects (Paris, flowers, buildings, and I included horses), 13 time for abstract concepts (Hugo being Hugo), 32 time for women and 8 time for men. 

In regards to objects and spaces called ugly, it’s most indicative of the spiritual state of the people it’s associated (Theodule/Bombarda’s, the jury/the court room, the bourgeois/the monument, Napoleon III/Paris) and isn’t necessarily negative (the Bishop/the garden, M Madelaine/his room).

When women are called ugly, it’s either because they are old, to put them down (Bamatabois, Grantaire, Gillenormand) or some sort of comment on their condition (Fantine, Cosette, Eponine). In Cosette’s case, becoming pretty is part of her character arc (while Fantine’s is the inverse) and parallels Marius’s political development (because men get ideals, women get good looks, obviously). Hugo definitely makes a connection between physique and spirituality, though ugly does not necessarily mean bad, I’m not sure Hugo entirely believes this. 

Of the men called, five aren’t in reference to an actual physical ugliness. Only an old man and Grantaire (twice) are referred to as ugly. His ugliness is tied to his unlovableness (by Irma Boissy) and his unlovableness is confirmed by Enjolras in the next paragraph.  His (lack of) engagement with women is tied to his (lack of) political engagement (not that he isn’t political but he also isn’t one of the rest. you know what I mean). Unlike Cosette, his character arc doesn’t revolve around his appearance, but it is used to establish his spiritual state, which does evolve. He is not, in fact, impossible. It’s just Enjolras who discovers this, at the moment of their deaths.  Similar to how Myriel’s love allows his to accept many different people, the priest of the ideal is ultimately able to accept Grantaire.  

The actually list is below the cut.  I’ve bolded things that are actually interesting

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The other day I was in Starbucks trying to order my pretentious coffee, but there was a long line because the two baristas wouldn’t stop bickering. One of them was really pissed off at the other because he was “not using the orange juicer efficiently enough”, and the offender kept snickering, muttering really funny comebacks under his breath while flashing charming smiles at customers. And I just… the ultimate coffeeshop AU, guys. We’ve seen AggresivelyFlirtyBarista!Grantaire with I’mJustTryingToBuyCaffeine!Enjolras and AggresivelyFlirtyCustomer!Grantaire with I’mJustTryingToWorkPleaseStopSlippingMeYourNumber!Enjolras but what I really want is a fic where they are shift-mates and it’s just a giant trainwreck.

five ships i will go down with

tagged by @acanofpeaches because they like to see me suffer

1. Enjolras/Grantaire literally my favourite ship of all time i will never be over them and never stop crying about their relationship. the most tragic and beautiful and profound bond and just so much angst and love i would talk about them forever but i won’t subject you to that. just know i am eternal ExR trash.

2. Athelstan/Ragnar i love my tiny monk son and his giant puppy dog viking. this ship. it hurts me. from their very first interaction i knew i was fucked. there is so much love and loyalty between these two and i cry. i will never be ok because of these two.

3. Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham i am a dirty dirty sinner who loves unhealthy relationships and murderous codependency. my ship of sin. everything is blood and sex and deeply fucked up understandings of each other and i love it. throw me in the dumpster where i belong.

4. Freddy Newandyke/Larry Dimmick (Orange/White) my ultimate weakness and yet another tragic ship that im fucking obsessed with. when a guy is willing to kill his boss, a man he’s trusted and respected for years, and possibly (almost certainly) get shot for some kid he’s just met- that seems an awful lot like love to me

5. Howard Moon/Vince Noir (and basically every other iteration of a noel and julian character) don’t even get me started on these two, holy shit. they have that perfect level of bicker-flirt and are so in synch and know everything about each other and they care so much about each other and i could just ramble for days about how in love they are 

honourable mentions go to: stucky, lams, hamilton/burr, charliemac, 00Q, and newt/hermann

tagging: @agentalien @vinceofcamden @notthewriteryourelookingfor @ta2ine @goth-tramp

ronnlynch asked:

exr + “like hell i’m leaving you when you look at me like that”

“I said I was sorry.”

“I know.”

“I really mean it.”

“I know, Enjolras.”

“Is there anything I can do to fix it?”

“Just… be quiet for a while.”

“Okay.”

Enjolras started fidgeting with the tablecloth. Staying quiet wasn’t his strong suit.

“This isn’t what you thought it would be like, is it?”

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anonymous asked:

What would you say is one game (like Crossy Road or Angry Birds) that each of the Les Amis are addicted to?

  • Enjolras : Angry Birds (Angry, barricade, I mean GUYS)
  • Combeferre : 94°
  • Courfeyrac : Candy Crush
  • Joly : Doodle Jump
  • Bossuet : Flappy Bird or Crossy Road
  • Grantaire : Akinator (He’ll crack that bastard one day)
  • Jehan : Wordament (They’re on top of the chart)
  • Feuilly : Subway Surfers
  • Bahorel : Neko Atsume
  • Eponine : Solitaire
  • Marius : Has like 15 different virtual pet appps, all named after an Ami
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Favorite Color(s): purple

Time Right Now: 10:00

Average Hours of Sleep: probs 6-7

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The Number of Blankets I Sleep Under: 3

Favorite Fictional Character(s): Enjolras, Grantaire, ok how about all Les Amis, Laurent (CP), Damen (CP), Roger MacKenzie, Laura Ingalls, Rey, Poe Dameron, Belle, etc.

Favorite Celebrities: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aaron Tveit, Sutton Foster, Richard Rankin, Oscar Isaac, etc.

Favorite Book(s): Captive Prince Trilogy, Harry Potter Series, Les Misérables, Outlander series, all of Judy Blume, The Faraway Tree Stories, Emma, Pride & Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, etc.

What I’m Wearing Right Now: sweatpants, black sweatshirt, magenta shirt, and my prescription glasses.

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Enjolras

Enjolras goes up to the counter and orders “enough drinks for my group of friends to last a siege.” The baristas lean over the counter to look. Enjolras and company have constructed a barricade out of the chairs and tables. That is against company policy and they are asked to leave, but it takes awhile to extract them all. Enjolras and Grantaire may still be hiding in the bathroom.

Well, having read the book, there is obviously a lot of subtextual content about the dynamic between Enjolras and Grantaire. I agree, I think it is one of the more interesting character dynamics of the piece, but unfortunately we didn’t get to talk about it all that much. I think Aaron and Eddie wanted to have a lot of “bromance” between Marius and Enjolras, so I think they both put a lot of focus into each other’s characters. I remember thinking of talking to Aaron about the subject as we started filming, and as I was about to talk to him he was interrupted by someone else, and then suddenly I understood. That was the perfect example of what the dynamic between us should be. And I realised that actually NOT talking to Aaron about it at all was the perfect way to create that subtextual thing between Grantaire and Enjolras. And actually, I didn’t talk to anyone about it. Not even Tom. I just kept it a secret and thought that if people can read into it, great, and if people don’t notice it, that’s also fine because it’s not the main focus of the student plot. I still don’t know to this day if Aaron even knows about the whole E/R relationship, but it doesn’t matter, because I don’t think Enjolras should.
—  George Blagden (when asked about how he approched the E/R relationship during filming)