lately, a friend of mine has become obsessed with les mis, especially the e/r ship. while i’m really pleased that we share something we love now, i also wish she’d stop telling me every headcanon and her analysis of every tiny gesture and offhand line from those two characters. i’m just supremely uninterested in shipping characters from les mis; shipping is not the reason i fell in love with this story.
the original london cast was so awful that they shouldn’t even have been allowed anywhere near a stage.
ramin karimloo’s enjolras really bothers me. his redeeming feature is entirely his singing, but even with that, it’s safe to say he doesn’t make my dream cast.
i identify the most with marius, and ship marius with cosette. but personally, i think i’d rather date éponine!
after having four teachers who prepped me and told me i’d be great, i found out i did not get my dream role of éponine. for years, éponine was my best friend. now, i know what it truly feels like to lose someone you love so much, as she did. like so many of the musical’s characters, my dreams of performing are dying and i am hurting terribly right now.
les misérables saved my life. if victor hugo was alive today, i don’t think i’d have the vocabulary to thank him enough.
it’s my dream to play éponine one day, but i’m afraid that i can’t hit some of the notes she sings well enough. for that reason, i am desperately hoping for a big hollywood movie based on of the brick. it would be a dream of mine to play éponine in that.
i’ve been in the fandom for over a year now, and i’m still terrified to post my opinions in fear i’ll get torn apart.
i hate drew sarich’s grantaire.
as much as i love the exposure les mis has gotten lately, i wish people would not simply ignore the fact that the les mis fandom has been around for decades (at the very least) and definitely before tumblr came around…
even though i generally am a big fan of polyshipping, i prefer joly/bossuet without musichetta.
christopher jacobsen was the first enjolras i saw live and was so perfect in my eyes, it makes me both joyous and sad that i will never again see anyone as spot on to my image of book!enjolras.
most kids play çops and robbers’, but my six-year-old plays ‘valjean an javert’. it’s so adorable when he crosses his arms and yells “and i’m javert!” or when he chides me for not snapping ‘paradise’ the way philip quast does when i’m humming ‘stars’. ever since i played my tac cd in the car, he has loved the musical as much as i do. he sings along to the songs, completely ignoring the fact that he doesn’t even speak english. fortunately his teacher knows the musical, too, so i haven’t had to explain to her why he will start singing ‘do you hear the people sing’ in class…
one of the most beautiful parts of the musical is when marius sings “you’re jean valjean”.
i find that the finale on the barricades in the movie is the most moving version i’ve encountered of that scene. even just listening to the soundtrack, i get goosebumps and tears in my eyes every single time.