of the “official” 9, they’re all technically in the movie, but some just have very, very, very minor roles. And (it’s been awhile since I’ve watched the actual film, so forgive me if I’m wrong) not all of them are mentioned by name in the movie, like I think it’s only Enjolras, Combeferre, Courfeyrac, and Grantaire whose names we hear?
can you believe aquaman goes out there saving ppl from drowning and having beers on them bc ‘i just saved ur life ho the least u could do is buy me a beer’ bc i can and i feel blessed for knowing abt this fact
honestly, the penumbra immediately appealed to me because of how it described itself as intentionally twisting tropes, which is something I’m very fond of. I’ve read a lot of rewrites of fairy tales and old stories and in my opinion the best part about it is being able to shock your reader with something they already know. There’s nothing surprising about making a “hard boiled detective” but having this personality explained by actual mental health issues is an incredibly refreshing change of pace
and they’re doing it in a much different way then i could, as someone who set out to write a “beauty and the beast au” and ending up devoting a chapter to entirely unrelated characters breaking free from an entirely unrelated curse and eventually revealing that the way to break the beast’s spell wasn’t exactly love but more introspective feeling which, unfortunately, no one had thought of mentioning to the beast because they assumed he would find the instructions hidden behind the coach
funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it’s this secret world
that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about.
it’s sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but
we don’t have the ability to perceive them. that’s what i want out of a
relationship. or just life, i guess.