We should have, like … an event or a tag or something inspired by Magnus’s first duck carving where we’re encouraged to post art (visual, writing, handicrafts, music, whatever) that we’re nervous and uncertain about and then other people come in and say nice things about it.
How about a tatted up yakuza Shiro? If you think this is another one of those pictures that sparked life into a fic and vise versa, you would be absolutely right. The list we have with @akaiikowrites is growing steadily. so there’s that to look forward to eh
“As Victor watches, dumbstruck, he realizes that while Love is playing the harp masterfully and would’ve no doubt garnered attention for that alone, it’s not only that which has everyone in a trance. It’s watching him play, watching deft fingers pluck on the strings and the serene expression on his face that’s truly captivating.”
What she means: I hate adaptations that turn Javert into The Villain™
because they act like Valjean’s suffering isn’t caused by a corrupt society that oppresses its most vulnerable members, but by One Guy Who Is Mean. It’s not that “Book-Javert never did anything wrong uwu”: it’s that these adaptations shift Hugo’s criticisms of society at large onto a single dude
Hugo is like: “wow we as a society are really cruel to poor people and ex-cons!”
While these adaptations are like “wow that one guyJavert is really cruel to poor people and ex-cons! and what do you mean this is actually a larger social problem caused by underlying issues of historical systemic oppression and institutionalized prejudice that affect everyone??!”
It’s a way of… stripping the deeply-political Les Mis of its political message, and it’s kinda creepy tbh