yall i remember that one post that said george blagden’s bottles were filled with grape juice while filming les mis and CAN YOU IMAGINE what if R actually just drinks bottles and bottles of grape juice and everyone just assumes it’s alcohol no one actually knows what’s in it and R never bothered to tell anyone so every time someone gives him the Disappointed Look™️ when they see him drinking he’s like???? why do they have a problem with me drinking juice?? why do all my friends hAtE mE????
AND ONE DAY during a meeting someone (let’s say courfeyrac) goes hey R can i have some of that and he’s like yeah sure and the MOMENT he realises what he’s drinking he spits a mouthful of GRAPE JUICE all over the place and he’s like “R IS THIS??? G R A P E JUICE??” and R just?? yes?? what did you think it was?
“and you’ve been drinking THIS the whole time?”
“uh yeah?? i just never understood why all of you have a problem with it. i mean yeah it’s not the best fruit juice yknow like apple juice is great and all but i personally pre-“
“R HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING GRAPE JUICE AND ONLY GRAPE JUICE IN THOSE BOTTLES THE W H O L E TIME?”
“yes? did you.. did you only just find out?”
“GRANTAIRE WE THOUGHT YOU HAD A DRINKING PROBLEM WE WERE ALL GENUINELY CONCERNED FOR YOU”
“I HAVENT HAD ALCOHOL IN 2 YEARS”
and everyone just.. the meeting doesn’t even happen because everyone just needs to lie down.
“wait a minute… if you’ve been sober all this time then why do you.. you know.. why have you been acting so?? intoxicated? we were all so convinced you were always ALWAYS drunk because of how you act”
I’ve just discovered a musical named Grantaire by Luciano Muriel, a Spanish playwright. It premiered last year (2018).
Here there are some images of Grantaire (played by José Luis Lozano):
And here the trailer:
The songs are all from the Spanish band Amaral, like in this teaser:
“Despite not having a major role in the novel and to and being a misterious character in his few appearances, Grantaire encloses in his personality and in his way of thinking a truth that asked to reach the stages of our time.
Undoubtedly, the protagonist of this work offers a bitter and somewhat decadent vision of the world in which he is obliged to live, although it is not exempt from unquestionable realism.
As author and responsible for this small theft to the great Victor Hugo, I confess that I needed to grant Grantaire a space in which to question some issues of vital importance for the youth of any era. I want to think that the viewer of the 21st century will find his speech about freedom, equality and fraternity very exciting and enriching. I hope not, but maybe almost two hundred years later we have to agree with him”
Enjolras: Being gay is a constant battle between “I wish to sit on a window bench with my lover, our legs tangling as we listen to the birds” and “Hey, let’s go throw rocks at fascists” and I think that’s very sexy of us.
Grantaire: If the window’s open and you time it right you can do both.
187 years ago today in 1832, during the public funeral of general lamarque, a group of parisian republicans started an uprising against the monarchy and it’s ruling monarch Louis-Philippe I. d'Orléans and built barricades surrounding the rue Saint-Martin and rue Saint-Denis in attempt to crush the july monarchy.
This post-revolution, called the june rebellion of 1832, inspired Victor Hugo to write his famous novel Les Misérables. He published it 30 years after the rebellion in 1862. To this day this book, this story touches, inspires and fascinates millions of people all around the world.
On this special day let us think about the brave revolutionaries who fought on the barricades for us, who gave their blood and their lives so that we would have a free France where everyone is equal and given the same chance. A France without suffering and poverty. Let us thank them today and honour their braveness.
Let us also thank Victor Hugo for this amazing book he wrote and for the courage he gave us to speak out against injustice and to become better people so we can bring peace upon this world one day. So remember that even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!
We cannot forget to honour our beloved characters of Les Misérables as well. So here’s to the pretty boys who went to our heads and most importantly to our hearts. Les Amis de l'ABC, you will always be with us and guide us through our lives, each and everyone of us. You’re deeply loved and tressured by the Les Mis fandom since 157 years. You could say you came bursting like the music of angels, the light of the sun, and then it was as if something was over and something had scarcely began.
Au in which Grantaire is half French and half Italian, and when he introduces his boyfriend Enjolras to his Italian granny she understands “Angelo” (which means “angel” and it’s a pretty common name here in Italy). She keeps calling him that because she can’t pronounce French words and R just laughs hysterically because, canon
Out: Enjolras being a neglectful boyfriend; always missing dates, working late every night, never having time to talk or respond to Grantaire’s texts. Grantaire always comes second in his book, he’s always second best.
In: Enjolras being the most caring, nurturing boyfriend ever. Him coming to every art gallery ‘Taire has, even if it means taking time off work. Him not only showing up to dates but arranging them as well and always having time to talk to R if he’s having a rough day because Grantaire is the most important thing in his world.