douleurspassageres  asked:

Parle-nous de la personne que tu aimes le plus.

Je crois que c'est ma soeur mais ça pourrait aussi bien être une de mes amies très très proches… dans les deux cas ce sont des personnes magnifiques, toujours présentes, le genre de personne que tout le monde rêve d'avoir à ses côtés.

Can we just take a minute to appreciate the Les Mis fandom

Because most fandoms have characters who die tragic deaths and whatnot

But Les Mis ends with nine out of ten barricade boys dead and no one ever comes back to life

And there are three major incarnations of it in the brick and the musical and the movie

And everyone dies horrible deaths in every incarnation

And still all I see on my dash is cheerful posts about Courf handing out Valentines and Bahorel wearing a scarf Jehan knit for him and just wow

The level of sheer denial optimism is astounding

Slow clap it out for the Les Mis people

grantaire automatically leaning back in his seat whenever jehan walks into the room because the poet has a habit of sitting in his lap instead of a chair, and it’s not like jehan’s that heavy anyway so who’s grantaire to complain?

grantaire making sure he has at least one piece of fabric suitable for cleaning glasses on his person at any one time, because combeferre never remembers. ever

grantaire having a look at what page enjolras is on and then telling him when he inevitably gets distracted and loses his place

grantaire doing feuilly’s grocery shopping for him because God knows the mans too busy to remember to buy milk

grantaire making sure bahorel doesn’t push himself too far when he spars and taking him out for a smoothie afterwards

grantaire keeping a bundle of elastic bands in his pocket so courfeyrac can have something to keep his hands busy

grantaire watching the golden girls every tuesday evening with joly, and never mentioning to anyone just how often joly knows the episodes line for line

grantaire teaching ‘chetta how to cook traditional spanish dishes, straight from his mother’s recipe book

grantaire letting bossuet cut his hair because the guy is surprisingly good with the scissors, and it always puts a smile on bossuet’s face when he’s done

grantaire turning up at eponine’s apartment whenever she phones him after a nightmare and holding her till she falls asleep again

grantaire buying old books that catch his eye in shops and giving them to marius to add to his collection

grantaire teaching cosette how to press flowers and driving her out of the city to find fields to get more from

grantaire giving gavroche €10 whenever he sees him before shoving him away and making a great show of complaining about how gavroche is going to bleed him dry

grantaire caring for his friends and showing it however he can

What she says: I’m fine
What she means: In the 2012 movie adaptation of Les Mis, why does Grantaire go from sitting on the front of the carriage wearing a coat and a hat to sitting in some random cafe with a girl on his knee in a matter of seconds? Was George Blagden acting as an extra and the directors just hoped we wouldn’t notice? Or were they suggesting that Grantaire couldn’t bear to see Enjolras die so as soon as the conflict started he ran away to bury his sorrows with wine and a girl? If that was the case how did it happen so quickly? How does time work in the Les Mis movie universe? At the start of the film Fantine is shown to go from fairly ‘normal’ to having a cough in just a few scenes which are probably set over a matter of days, weeks at most. Does time pass differently in France? Do they experience shorter days and shorter years? Back to Grantaire, when he kisses Mme Hucheloup off her chair why does he go from wearing a sash around his waist to not wearing one even though the shot didn’t change? Is Grantaire always doomed to have trouble in the wardrobe department?

it makes me so uncomfortable that les amis are some of my favorite characters in all of literature

and i know so much about them and i have such specific images and headcanons

and these characters honestly feel like my friends or my children sometimes

and i don’t know their fucking first names

what she says: i’m fine

what she means: les amis de l’abc are the most underappreciated and underrepresented characters in les mis, their role in the story is pivotal and the book literally could not exist without them, they carry forward the plot all the way up to the climax, they provide the core meaning and lesson that hugo was trying to convey, they’re the only characters in the entire book who actively fought against the oppressive system instead of just being victims and they gave their lives because of it, and they’re honestly the most interesting and relatable characters in the novel and the fact that in modern reproductions they either get written out of the story entirely or are given no name mentions aside from enjolras and minimum screen time at best is a tragedy

Just Little Grantaire Things:
  • Proof that athletes can still have tumtums
  • Loves Lord of the Rings (probably has a LotR tattoo)
  • Once got into a barfight because someone stole Joly’s cane and then called him a cripple
  • Does photography and slam poetry
  • LOVES breakfast food (’But, Enjolras, you can fix anything with breakfast!’)
  • Definitely not monosexual
  • Says ‘ball is life’ a lot
  • Has a lot of friends outside Les Amis
  • Works part time at a day care and the children just love him
  • Throws the meanest suburban mom shade
  • Makes fun of Enjolras’ Android phone all the time
  • Loves the ‘deez nuts’ meme
  • Nonbinary as hell sorry I didn’t make the rules