les miserables

My probably most unpopular Les Miserables opinion

…is also my probably most unpopular Star Wars opinion.

It isssss: Revenge of the Sith-era Hayden Christensen would have made an absolutely amazing Enjolras.

“Enjolras was a charming young man, who was capable of being terrible. He was angelically handsome. He was a savage Antinous. One would have said, to see the pensive thoughtfulness of his glance, that he had already, in some previous state of existence, traversed the revolutionary apocalypse. He possessed the tradition of it as though he had been a witness. He was acquainted with all the minute details of the great affair. A pontifical and warlike nature, a singular thing in a youth. He was an officiating priest and a man of war; from the immediate point of view, a soldier of the democracy; above the contemporary movement, the priest of the ideal. His eyes were deep, his lids a little red, his lower lip was thick and easily became disdainful, his brow was lofty. A great deal of brow in a face is like a great deal of horizon in a view. Like certain young men at the beginning of this century and the end of the last, who became illustrious at an early age, he was endowed with excessive youth, and was as rosy as a young girl, although subject to hours of pallor. Already a man, he still seemed a child. His two and twenty years appeared to be but seventeen; he was serious, it did not seem as though he were aware there was on earth a thing called woman. He had but one passion—the right; but one thought—to overthrow the obstacle.”

He’s probably too old now though. :(

juanjoltaire:

Les Miserables + Zombies: A Whole New Reason for a Barricade

Happy Halloween! Enjolras takes on the National Guard zombies while little zombie Gavroche climbs up the barricade below, meanwhile the dying Eponine shows off her zombie bite to Marius and Grantaire fights off the recently turned Bahorel with a wine bottle.

So happy to finally be posting this illustration after keeping the sketch in my drafts for 7 years! I wanted so badly to finish this illustration but at the time I didn’t feel skilled enough to complete it. Now I’ve done it and I’m so happy and relieved I finally got here.

A woman joining the fight during the June Uprising

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

Consider this a small part of my response to the people who complain about there being women at the barricade in the musical (specifically about how anachronistic it supposedly is).

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Porte Saint-Martin, eight o’clock. They seized the two gates, Saint-Denis and Saint-Martin, which they kept despite the arrival of a regiment of lancers, one of the infantry and some companies of the National Guard. The insurgents abandoned the first and made false resistance at the second until ten o’clock to give time for brave friends to meet again at the cloister of Saint-Méry. They saw a platoon fire at inoffensive people after having told them: “Messieurs, go past quickly, there’s no danger;” and immediately a discharge from their side, which was the one opposite to where they were themselves being harassed by some skirmishing shots. The route from Porte Saint-Martin to the Cloister was for many of the brave men such an extraordinary thing that it’s inconceivable that they would have made it there. A woman, rue…….. took a shot herself to avenge a man killed in front of her by bayonet strikes, joining a handful of brave men who forced the post to let them pass. [x]

So if you ever need a primary source to point to which mentions a woman not only participating but actually fighting in the June Uprising, here you go, here’s your quote.

I swear I’m gonna make a post about the women of Saint-Merry at some point… If it seems like I’ve forgotten, remind me. It’s not even gonna be a huge post or anything because I didn’t find that much material (part of why I haven’t done it yet: waiting to see if I can find more) but yeah, that’s a thing I want to do.

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darthfar:

Something something Barricade Day to you all!

[runs for cover]

Not a comic this year! Due to Work, Life, and Other Weird Stuff, I had all of five days instead of the usual two weeks or so to get this year’s Thing done, which sort of limited my options. The script I’ve been working on for the last two years got shelved, Feuilly and Gavroche got spared…. and Courfeyrac won the Barricade Lottery. Umm.

My profound thanks to @ellie-valsin for her comprehensive guide to 1830s men’s fashion, which I consulted extensively while cooking this up. Any mistakes/inaccuracies/ anachronisms/typos lurking in this piece are deeply regretted (they are to be blamed upon excessive sleep deprivation). Any distress caused by this post…. not so much. ;)

[Yes, I realise I didn’t include every last item in a gentleman’s
wardrobe, but there’s only so much I could complete in five days. LOL.
Besides, (1) that would’ve been bordering on pedantry, and (2) I doubt if anyone wants to see me dragging this horror for
longer than it already is….]

 

[If Courfeyrac’s Scarlett O’Hara impersonation looks a little familiar…. then you probably (1) follow me on Dreamwidth, or (2) used to lurk at Abaisse – in which case, hello!]

[Re: Shirt (Section 6) – I realise that one likely does not carry off a body in such a fashion, but I doubted that anyone would appreciate Bahorel getting hauled off like a sack of potatoes…]

[@pilferingapples  – Sorry, not sorry!]