pylades

Just another Grantaire headcanon:

Grantaire has a really fucking good memory, but he doesn’t care to remember all that much. But because he cares about his friends, he remembers all this minor shit about them. For example:
-he knows everyone’s birthday (and paints or draws them shit as gifts)
-he knows all their siblings’ names and ages
-he remembers what days everyone has exams on at the end of semesters and readies drinks in his fridge accordingly
-he makes note of the dates of Jehan’s flute recitals and makes sure the rest of the Amis know at least a week in advance too
-he reminds Bossuet to do pretty much everything since Bossuet’s memory is absolute shit
-he makes a point to remember all of Éponine’s work shifts so he knows when to drop by and check on her (and make sure she rests otherwise she’ll work herself off her feet)
-he knows Enjolras’ class schedule by heart, and on nights where Enj is so tired he passes out studying, R sets his alarm for him based on what time his first class is the next day
-my point is
-Grantaire remembers so much and is an amazing friend

Finally Orestes, embittered and disappointed with kin and kinship, philoi and philia, turns to his friend and co-murderer of Clytemnestra, Pylades, who himself has been rejected by kin, his father. The two friends now seek to reconstitute (with Electra) a new family, based not on blood but the spilling of blood. In a kind of manic elation, they throw off guilt and remorse and escape the sentence of death by acting out their own conflicts instead of continuing to suffer with them.
—  Mind and Madness in Ancient Greece, Bennett Simon

“Enjolras, why couldn’t you stay calm for once?”


Happy Barricade Day, everyone! It’s the 6th, so I’m still in time as far as I’m concerned. Here’s a little animatic for Orestes Fasting and Pylades Drunk, done in a couple of days because consistent style and decent lighting are for the weak. 

Hope you enjoy it! 

[insp. and song : Defying Gravity from Wicked]

He repeated: “Long live the Republic!” crossed the room with a firm stride and placed himself in front of the guns beside Enjolras.

“Finish both of us at one blow,” said he.

And turning gently to Enjolras, he said to him:

“Do you permit it?”

Enjolras pressed his hand with a smile.

—  Pylades Drunk and Orestes Fasting

Grantaire trying so hard to be a hipster artist but he accidentally becomes popular when someone names him ‘up and coming’ and he keeps trying new and more ridiculous things to put people off but it only gets him more praise. This culminates in him artfully arranging trash in a pile that spells out 'art is dead’. He wins an award for that one.

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Mythology Meme -> Relationships -> Orestes & Pylades

Orestes was the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. He was still a child when Agamemnon sailed off to fight in the Trojan War and Clytemnestra took a lover, Aegisthus. For his own safety, Orestes was sent to live with his father’s old friend King Strophius of Phocis. 

Strophius raised Orestes with his own son, Pylades, and the two boys became close friends. When Agamemnon returned home, he was murdered by his wife and her lover. Years later, with support from Pylades, Orestes killed Clytemnestra and Aegisthus to avenge his father’s death.

The intense relationship between Orestes and Pylades was presented by some Greek writers as romantic. Pylades proved his loyalty in deeds by traveling with Orestes to share his troubles caused by persecution for his mother’s death. In turn, Orestes showed his devotion by his willingness to die in his friend’s place and declaring Pylades’ life as precious to him as his own.

Lovers of Roman Emperors Asks

Claudia Acte: Have you ever come into conflict with authority figures? (lover of Nero)

Sporus: Has anyone ever told you that you look like someone famous? (lover of Nero)

Antonia Caenis: Do you do any writing in your free time? (lover of Vespasian)

Berenice of Cilicia: Have you ever experienced a tough breakup? (lover of Titus)

Pylades & Apolaustus: Have you ever acted or been involved in a play? (lovers of Trajan)

Antinous: If you were a god or goddess, what would you be the patron of? (lover of Hadrian)

Galeria Lysistrata: Do you consider yourself to be politically aware? (lover of Antoninus Pius)

Panthea: Can you play any musical instruments? (lover of Lucius Verus)

Saoterus: Do public displays of affection make you uncomfortable? (lover of Commodus)

Marcia: Have you ever been betrayed by a friend? (lover of Commodus)

Philcommodus: Do you prefer baths or showers? (lover of Commodus)

Hierocles: Have you ever been on a sports team? (lover of Elagabalus)

Note: Nero ultimately married Sporus, but Sporus started out as Nero’s lover, and so he has been included in this list.

anonymous asked:

oh my god why do ppl pair up enjolras, who is BLATANTLY DESCRIBED TO NOT BE ATTRACTED TO WOMEN, with a woman?? what kind of str8 bullshit?? i mean there is a possibility that he could be ace? but what with all the greek references and comparisons (orestes + pylades etc) he's definitely queer imho

Right? Hugo knew what the hell he was doing. He knew exactly what he was doing. When a male character is described as;

- having no interest in women.
- in fact, being cold towards women.
- being very effeminate in appearance (which, though a stereotype, looking at it contextually was often an indicator of sexuality in classic lit)
- having comparisons to famously queer Greek figures.
- having comparisons between him and another male character to famously queer lovers.
- literally dying holding hands with another male character after the author has made references earlier in the book about true love being holding hands in the afterlife and how to die for love is to live by it etc.

Maybe. Just maybe. He’s not interested in women.

And just maybe…a wild stab in the dark here…maybe he’s gay.