all the different genders headcanons (especially les mis, but any fandom works really) are so satisfying to me… like, it’s hard to explain why I love it so much? there are a few that kind of bother me, for various reasons, but honestly I wish I was brave enough to switch more from one writing to another. i love all the possibilities. I love all the ideas. idk. I know it’s as far from canon as can be (even though the best is when it actually fits in canon, if it’s not canon), but it’s so deeply. satisfying to me.
i think mostly because my own attitude towards gender is close to ‘what the hell’ - but I’m only one person, and idk, it’s my personality I guess, none of my relationship with gender is really reflected on how I dress, how I interact with others, how I speak, etc. but it’s fun to project on fictional characters, and play around with the possibilities!
the headcanons that tend to bother me more are the ones where they become so popular as to become the only option most of the fandom explores. and maybe those are what some people prefer, but it ruins the fun for me. sure, I wish others shared the headcanons closer to my heart, but I love playing around with all the different options in my head. I’m not really allowed to, I think - people want reasons for these things, or at least for them to be recognizably close to ‘accepted’ fanon, and it’s just plain too removed from canon for a lot of people’s taste, which I understand - but whenever I feel brave enough to it’s always a little thrill, ahah.