guess what death scene in les mis i finally got to?
me, talking to shell collector:
guess what emotional reaction i had
would you believe...laughter? because that's what it was
i mean. several hours later i'm like. oh no. oh no, that was indeed terribly sad and poignant. but in the moment it was...like really good probably semi-intentional dark comedy/probably unintentional narm to me, for a variety of reasons
oh gosh, tell me more
- the mental image of grantaire passed out across a table IN THE EXACT SAME POSITION for OVER A DAY, completely unscathed despite all odds & his own heavily implied desire to die, is...just. come on! that's pretty funny! cruelly-ironic funny, but funny. and i think you're supposed to find it at least a little comedic, given the way hugo describes him here (not reacting except occasionally to snore in response to cannonfire, etc.) AND SO THEN he ends up, still in the same position, passed out across a table, so surrounded by corpses that he just looks like one of them, which is awful, BUT the mental image of this half-dead looking hungover man suddenly LURCHING UP OUT OF A PILE OF DEAD BODIES LIKE A ZOMBIE to declare his loyalty to the revolutionary cause and loudly ask to be murdered in almost the manner of someone trying to get in on a sweet, sweet 2-for-1 coupon deal at the local deli less than five minutes before it closes
is. funny. to me at least! AND
having checked The Internet, i suspect that what is meant to be happening next is that enjolras and grantaire die HOLDING hands. like, hands cupped or fingers laced, whichever-- that is actually a touching and kinda romantic gesture of reconciliation and comfort in the face of death and i do not think it's especially funny, i think it is...something that speaks to my sentimental streak more than i care to admit. BUT THE TRANSLATION OF LES MIS THAT I HAPPEN TO HAVE provided me with a rather different mental image
it's definitely supposed to be holding hands!
because what it says is "[Enjolras] took [Grantaire's] hand and shook it". which makes me imagine, of course, just this really, REALLY awkward formal "thank you for doing business with me today, sir" hand-grasp-quick-arm-pump. maybe with some hesitation beforehand (heh) where enjolras is like...kind of going in for a hand-hold, and grantaire doesn't believe he's going in for a hand-hold and doesn't wanna make it too weird so he's kind of going for a high-five, and enjolras is like "we're about to DIE, is this asshole seriously trying to high-five me NOW?" and it just ends up turning into one of those stiff compromise-between-gestures handshakes that nobody wants
“harry is old enough to be eggsy’s dad, its weird-”
that’s colin firth playing as harry hart, suave super spy and you telling me you don’t wanna get with that? taron wants to get with that. he wants his character, eggsy, to get with that. you are damn lying to yourself about the whole “it’s a son/father kind of thing with them”.
if u want eggsy to call harry “daddy”, i can recommend u some fics, if that’s what ur really looking for…
Hi yes excuse me we need to talk so when did the internet decide that “btw” is all of a sudden an abbreviation for the word “between” like I’m sorry but I have been using “btw” as an acronym for “by the way” since I came out of the womb and I will not tolerate this double usage and confusion is it really that hard to write out the word “between” in full the word itself is not difficult to spell to begin with why are you doing this come up with abbreviations for the words that are actually a pain like “gaunrantee” or like idk “onomatopoeia” maybe literally anything else