~ le anon


Alright it’s 8am and i have an 8 hour shift ahead of me but I’ve been really mad about this trope for a while so I’m gonna answer this now. First of all, thank you for actually taking the time to ask this question! I appreciate that, and clearly you’re a good egg.

However, the whole concept of gender bending a gay man is bad.

Do we have a fandom here based on a Victorian novel with very few women? Absolutely. Are a lot of fandoms, even modern, lacking in women? Unfortunately yes (I really will never understand that but that’s a story for a different post). But is it ok to get your female representation, queer or straight, by taking away gay male representation? Absolutely not.

I think that being on the internet, especially in queer friendly places like tumblr, often makes people forget how little representation queer men actually get. Occasionally one side character on a major TV show is a gay guy, but that’s pretty much it. We don’t get to see ourselves reflected in the media we consume pretty much ever. We are, in fact–gasp–a minority. And as I’m sure you know, that really fucking sucks.

So when you look at a fandom, see the only gay man in it, and go “I’m going to create representation by taking this character away from another minority,” you’re doing a shitty thing. When you make a gay man (like Enjolras) a lesbian, rather than taking a straight coded female (like Cosette) and building a badass bisexual character for your headcanons, or taking a random guy (like Jehan) and making him nonbinary/a trans woman/what have you to bring more gender and queer diversity into the fandom, you are basically saying “I don’t care that this is an important piece of representation for gay men that was explicitly included by the author; you are not enough of a minority for your representation to be important, so I am taking it now.”

Rather than stealing from each other, we need to be adding to canon with our headcanons. So perhaps next time you get frustrated with the number of women in a fandom–which is perfectly justified–carve out your representation where it won’t harm gay men.

anonymous asked:

Any chance of a few good modern au fic recs for this piece of enjoltaire trash?

oh I’m sure I could think of a few… *winks with both eyes at the same time*
(also, here’s a list I made from a while back of some good e/R fics!)

Still the One by kjack89

Enjolras and Grantaire’s 50th wedding anniversary.

I don’t want to give it away, so I’m just going to say you should read it. Seriously

Word Count: 3,438

Oblivious by kjack89

The trouble with approaching your relationship the same way you approached your at-times contentious friendship is that apparently, no one realizes you’re actually dating. Or else Enjolras and Grantaire just have the absolute most oblivious of friends.

Or both.

I’m so used to the “everyone except Enjolras and Grantaire knows they like each other” trope, so this one was really fun to read!

Word Count: 4,567

flightless bird by sarahyyy

Combeferre grins. “How long did you wait before you called me?”

There is a short pause. “Two minutes?” Grantaire says, and Combeferre can’t help but to huff out a laugh. “He said three hours!” Grantaire says defensively.

“He’s fine,” Combeferre says, shaking his head in amusement. “He’ll call. He always calls.”

Damn….it’s the slight ambiguity at the end that gets me… (not to be read if you’re in the mood for fluff!! You might cry!!)

Word Count: 1,883

Years Since It’s Been Clear by lady_ragnell

Grantaire really doesn’t expect Enjolras to force him to move in with him when he hears how shitty Grantaire’s apartment is. And he definitely doesn’t expect Enjolras to want him to stay, or how easy it turns out to be, or the way Enjolras has a habit of doing his studying in the sunshine on the living room floor …

Yeah, he may be in some trouble.

Everything. Everything about this. SO GOOD (ps there’s some smut at the very end, just in case you’re not into that)

Word Count: 10,726

Of Roommates And Hallways by madlyie 

Prompt: “we both got kicked out of our rooms because our roommates are having sex so now we’re standing in the hallway avoiding each other” au

Enjolras learns that the guy from apartment No. 27 is much more talkative than a closed door.

Ok this is super frickin cute and the ending is just perfect. 11/10

Word Count: 1,376

I’ll be your Shelter, I’ll be your Storm by missandrogyny

Just pay me back with one thousand kisses.

Fluff! So much fluff! Good things and happy thoughts!

Word Count: 5,532

One Hundred Ways to Say “I Love You” by the_sky_is_forever

In which Grantaire and Enjolras take a very long time to actually say those three special words, but if you pay attention, the words are there.

Love love love love love. I felt super content (in an “I’m wrapped up in a warm blanket sitting in front of a fire on a cold winter’s day” way) after reading this and honestly that’s one of the best feelings to have after reading a fic (for me personally)

Word Count: 16,484

nothing alike by nightswatch

Enjolras comes across a guy who’s trying to steal his car. Except that he’s not actually stealing his car.

The second hand embarrassment is real (I may or may not have buried my face in a blanket while reading this)

Word Count: 2,023

We’re All Stories, In The End by theglitterati

Les Amis discover fanfiction. About themselves.

I had to put this one on here just for fun because I was cackling when I read it

Word Count: 2,210

Ice Ice Baby by sigh_no_more

In the almost four years that Enjolras had known his friends, he always managed to avoid ice skating with them. This was very purposeful. It had to be. After all, they lived in the Northeast, so plenty of opportunities arose for him to go ice skating. He just never took advantage of them. Because Enjolras had a secret. A dark, terrible secret.

Given how nosy and internet savvy his friends were, it was kind of a miracle that only Combeferre and Courfeyrac knew about his past.

But it was time.

(Or the Amis go ice-skating and find out a surprising truth about Enjolras.)

Ok I had to include this one on here too because when I was rereading it just now, it kinda reminded me of Yuri on Ice and that made me happy sooo :)

Word Count: 2,945

anonymous asked:

It becomes a common thing for snowy and tater to cuddle on roadies, but one year a rookie sits next to Tater, unaware of how thing usually work and Tater's trying to be nice so he lets him sit there, but half way into the flight Tater's asleep and just like wraps his arms around the confused and slightly uncomfortable rookie who looks at Snowy for help and Snowy just shrugs and tells him that's what he gets for stealing his seat.

hi… this is beautiful… thank u for blessing my inbox w this…

anonymous asked:

What are your favorite courferre hc? I'm desperate hahaha

• Combeferre kissing Courfeyrac’s forehead all the fricking time.

• Courf is so short and Ferre is so tall that the only time he can kiss Ferre’s forehead is when Combeferre’s sitting down and he’s standing up, so he does it everytime it happens.

• Courf is just barely tall enough to kiss Ferre’s cheek if he stands on his tiptoes.

• Sometimes Ferre stands on his tiptoes when Courf tries just to be an asshole. Courfeyrac does not appreciate it.

• There have been multiple occasions where Courf has dragged a chair across the room and stood on it to kiss his stupidly tall boyfriend.

• When they’re sitting on the sofa Courf will sit sideways and stretch his legs across Ferre’s lap and lean forward and wrap his arms around his neck. Sometimes it’s more like clinging to him but Ferre never complains.

• Always touching somehow, whether it’s holding hands or Courf leaning his head on Combeferre’s shoulder they are always touching

• Even though Courf puts a lot of time and energy into his hair every morning, by late afternoon it’s always a curly mess and Ferre is always brushing it out of his face for him.

• Ferre only partially regrets falling in love with someone whose motto is “I’m gay, I need glitter” because Courf does not take that lightly.

• Combeferre calls Courf “love” and Courf melts every single time everyone can fight me about that.

Joly: Oh, man. Here we go.

Bossuet: Lay off! It was an accident.

Joly: Of course, I’d never imply that you broke Chetta’s arm on purpose. It’s just funny given…your luck.

Bossuet: Of course I didn’t mean to!

Joly: Wanna explain then?

Bossuet: Yeah, I-I just. Chetta and I were fucking around on Jehan and R’s skateboards outside of the Musain right before a meeting about two years ago. Musichetta and I had started dating maybe six months prior to that.

Bossuet: Anyway, I wanted her to watch this sick kick flip I could do…and I fell on her and broke her arm.

Joly: That’s when I came in. It was my first meeting with Les Amis, and I walk up to the building and see these two breathtakingly gorgeous people. But, Chetta’s arm was bent really weirdly and Bossuet was crying and flipping out. So naturally, I try to play it cool. I walked over and was like “please stay calm, I’m a doctor”-

Bossuet: Bullshit! You started flapping your arms like a scared bird and squeaked out “hey wait, I’m in med school, I can help!”

Joly: …I feel called out.

Bossuet: You are. Anyway, Joly got all three of us to the hospital and gave us his number for updates. Musichetta always knew she was poly so she asked be about “maybe kidnapping the baby bird as our own”, and…well, I realized I was pretty taken with him too.

Joly: So after a few weeks of Musain meetings, they asked me out by holding up a cute sign with a scared bird on it. How could I say no?

anonymous asked:

les mis characters at the zoo

  • Enjolras - wanders into the Arctic exhibit and gets so distracted reading about the way farmers have been hunting wolves (and how people are trying to save them) that somebody has to come back and find him at the end of the day. They also have to confiscate his wallet so he won’t dump all of his money into the conservation box.
  • Combeferre - goes straight to the butterfly house every time with a sketchbook. Courfeyrac’s phone background is of the best moment in Combeferre’s life: when a rare moth landed on his nose.
  • Courfeyrac - is friends with specific animals in each exhibit, and has to go say hello to all of them.
  • Feuilly - volunteers in the education program, so he’s there every other weekend telling kids about how to plant things that honey bees like in their own yards.
  • Bahorel - loves the otters. So much. They hold hands, man! And they’re all playing together! The man just. Loves the otters.
  • Bossuet - basically camps out by the giraffes when he gets there so he’ll be first in line to feed them. 
  • Joly - likes to hang out in the reptile room and pretend he’s surrounded by tiny dinosaurs.
  • Jehan - goes with Joly and reads his poetry to the snakes, who “don’t get enough love.” 
  • Grantaire - likes to follow his friends around and sketch or take photos of them looking at the animals. He has a collage of his favourites on his wall, but the best by far is the look of wonder on Enjolras’s face when a wolf came right up to the edge of the enclosure and stared right into his eyes.
  • Marius - goes to the gift shop and buys Cosette a life-sized stuffed animal of a snow leopard. The reasoning is unclear but she loves it and keeps it on her bed.
  • Cosette - likes to go to the bird habitat and feed them. Grantaire has some great photos of various little birds landing on her hands (and one rather large pheasant chasing after her in search of a larger snack).
  • Eponine - chaperones Gavroche’s yearly class trip, and enjoys making up just-barely-plausible facts about the animals and telling them to him and his classmates. There are thirty students at his school who are utterly convinced that foxes are a product of cats and dogs having a Romeo-and-Juliet-type romance.
  • Gavroche - somehow ends up inside the orangutan exhibit. Nobody notices until they review the security footage a month later. How did he get in? Nobody knows.
  • Montparnasse - has already made off with a rare python by the time everyone else is ready to leave. Jehan is flattered at the gesture, but makes him break in again that night and “return the poor thing to its friends.”

anonymous asked:

Enjolras is not a birthday guy, he does not decorate or anything, he sends cards and thats in. But for Grantaire's birthday, he comes home to their apartment to find Enjolras covered in paint, cake batter, there's glasses on his head smudged with every frosting ever made and they're long forgotten, but on the the table is the best cake Grantaire had ever laid eyes upon. Enjolras had probably spent all day since 3am googling recipes and tutorials. Enjy has a beaming smile when R says he loves it.

Oh my gods that is the cutest. I love Enjy the non-birthday guy doing something crazy nice for his bf I just wow this was too precious. Thank youuuu!

anonymous asked:

I love how people always sees Combeferre taller than Enjolras when in fact, Enjolras is a fucking asparagus and Combeferre a cute potato ~ ("He was lower and broader")

(it could also be interpreted as “less lofty” and given the context around it, I see that as a description more of his nature/personality rather than his physical appearance but we’ll roll with it because this is a CUTE CONCEPT)

  •  okay so when they were kids, Combeferre was always taller than Enjolras, just by a little bit
  • during the last year of primary school, Ferre had a growth spurt and he was at least a head taller than Enj
  • (Enj hated it)
  • but Enj kept getting taller, little by little
  • sometime during middle school, Ferre realized he’d pretty much stopped growing
  • by the the time they started high school they were roughly the same height
  • and Enjolras steadily kept growing…
    • (”hello down there”)
    • (”you’re not even two inches taller”)
  • …and growing…
    • (”huh…i’m going to have to start standing in the back for group photos”)
    • (”you hate taking group photos”)
  • …and growing
    • (”you make a very nice armrest”)
    • (”that’s all i’ve ever wanted in life”)
  • Ferre pretends to be annoyed but he doesn’t really mind
  • Besides it’s nice to have a conveniently tall friend who can reach all the high shelves in their flat 
  • (plus it’s amusing for him to boss Enj around every once in awhile)
  • and when Courf starts using Ferre as his own personal pillow, it makes him love his body even more
    • (”you know, you’re my favorite person to cuddle with”)
    • (”oh? why is that?”)
    • (”you’re, like, soft and squishy, and you make me feel safe and warm. like home”)

You will live, Papa, you’re going to live. It’s too soon, too soon to say goodbye!
Yes, Cosette, forbid me now to die, I’ll obey, I will try. On this page I write my last confession. Read it well when I, at last, am sleeping. It’s the story of one who turned from hating; a man who only learned to love when you were in his keeping.