lm:marius

marius: Let us be just, my friends! What a splendid destiny for a nation to be the Empire of such an Emperor, when that nation is France and when it adds its own genius to the genius of that man! To appear and to reign, to march and to triumph, to have for halting-places all capitals, to take his grenadiers and to make kings of them, to decree the falls of dynasties, and to transfigure Europe at the pace of a charge; to make you feel that when you threaten you lay your hand on the hilt of the sword of God; to follow in a single man, Hannibal, Cæsar, Charlemagne; to be the people of some one who mingles with your dawns the startling announcement of a battle won, to have the cannon of the Invalides to rouse you in the morning, to hurl into abysses of light prodigious words which flame forever, Marengo, Arcola, Austerlitz, Jena, Wagram! To cause constellations of victories to flash forth at each instant from the zenith of the centuries, to make the French Empire a pendant to the Roman Empire, to be the great nation and to give birth to the grand army, to make its legions fly forth over all the earth, as a mountain sends out its eagles on all sides to conquer, to dominate, to strike with lightning, to be in Europe a sort of nation gilded through glory, to sound athwart the centuries a trumpet-blast of Titans, to conquer the world twice, by conquest and by dazzling, that is sublime; and what greater thing is there?

combeferre: 

In the French version of A heart full of love, Cosette asks Marius is he’s the prince she was waiting for, and if they wanted the play to be realistic, they’d stop the song at that point because Marius would be to busy butting his head against a tree and murmuring: “damn it damn it she wants a prince and I’m only a baron”.

 I can’t stop thinking about how if you’ve only seen the Les Mis musical, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between real subplots in the Brick and fanfiction….Because the Brick’s actual real subplots sound exactly like fanfiction

I mean this “fanfiction” is actually a canon book subplot:

Javert and Marius team up buddy-cop style to take down a deadly gang of criminals who are planning to ambush Jean Valjean.

 Marius very predictably screws everything up (because he’s a DORK why did Javert give him a gun?? Why did he give him two guns?????) So Javert has to save the day practically single-handedly. He does this by making snarky comments and saying badass one-liners until this armed and deadly gang is so afraid of him that they just lay down all their weapons without putting up a fight.

 Valjean escapes in the confusion (to Javert’s extreme disappointment) but all of the gang is arrested….with the exception of Montparnasse, because he’d ditched his lookout duties to flirt with Eponine.

The next morning Javert goes to Marius’s house to tell him How Much He Screwed Up. He arrives to find that Marius isn’t there…. because he’s literally packed all his bags and moved houses to avoid talking to Javert again. 

Javert isn’t really surprised. You kinda get the feeling that things like this must happen to Javert a lot

this is all actual canon

jean valjean modern day headcanons bc i don’t see it often

  • owns 5 dogs, all were once strays that he found
  • raising cosette with 5 dogs.. can u imagine… it precious 
  • one of the dogs is called ursula. when marius finds that out, he dies
  • he has such a guilty conscience for his past, he tries his best to give to charities when he can 
  • can u imagine big strong jean valjean, holding hands with tiny small cosette… precious
  • started greying when he was 30 
  • always has mints and butterscotch in his pockets 
  • always was down for tea parties with cosette, tiara and everything 
  • he is the hot single dad 
  • once went on a blind date with javert… it went well but jvj had to go earlier and he forgot to split the pay like he said he would… javert is bitter policeman neighbour and jvj can’t understand why he won’t call him back
  • probs makes the worse dad jokes, an example: 

cosette: ‘can you draw me a bath please?’ 

jvj: ‘*already laughing as he grabs the pen and paper*’ 

feel free to add some??

Why does no one ever talk about book!Eponine and how she’s a hyperactive, excitable, perfect mess? I mean, her first conversation with Marius is just, “Hey hi it’s nice to meet you your room is really cool and you’re kinda hot oh you have a crush on someone that sucks anyway that’s a really cool painting I see you found the letter my sister dropped wow my sister is so dumb seriously but I love her anyway yeah we send fake letters to people to get money cuz we’re poor did you know I can read I’m really good at it and I can write too do you want me to show you how pretty my writing is no well see you later then!” I’m all for cool, confident, punk Éponine, but I really wish I saw more of this side of her too.

Here, have another Marius-missing-his-friends picture. That’s sad every time. But drawing skills also get better every time, so I guess it’s fine. That was a long, long time since my first picture, that also was “Empty chairs and empty tables” related. How fast the time passes. I was younger and more naive back then, and my art was… well, I’m glad that it’d improved so much. I hope it’ll be better every time and my progress will go faster. That’s a sentimental talk, but what can I say, sometimes you draw Marius so much you become one=)