eirenical:

Submitted by ravenclawfeuilly:

Bearhorel

OMG, VE.  XD  That’s PRICELESS.  XD  *dies laughing*  LOOK AT THAT SMIRK!  XD  I can’t.  I just can’t.  HEADCANON ACCEPTED.  XD

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1830 again

ratheralark:

i don’t actually know what to do with this idea, so here have a baby thing 


Admittedly, in the early days of August, they did not venture out much. It was hot, a suffocating, wilting heat, and their spirits were low, and it seemed easier to go nowhere, do nothing, until one of these things changed. So that someone came knocking on their door was not itself a surprise– though the person knocking was, somewhat.

“Oh– Grantaire!” Joly said when he opened the door. Grantaire said nothing: he simply looked Joly up and down, then leaned to peer past him, to see Bossuet sprawled on the couch. Then he turned and started to go. 

“Wait!” Joly cried. “Where on earth are you going?”

“I only came to satisfy myself that you were both, in fact, still alive,” Grantaire said. “Seeing as you both are–”

“Yes, yes, point taken, and very well deserved,” Joly interrupted. He stepped aside to hold open the door. “Now come in.” 

Grantaire did. For a moment, there passed between the three of them an unheard-of phenomena in their gatherings: silence. 

“Well,” Grantaire said at last. “These past days have put me in mind of a phoenix. A great deal of fire, smoke, and noise, and in the end– the same bird as before, with a new name.” 

“Don’t,” Bossuet said, breaking in for the first time. The word almost had an edge to it, but there was something beseeching, not commanding, in the hand Bossuet held up to silence him. “Please, not now. Tomorrow, if you must– next week would be better– just– not now.”

“We shall make an appointment,” Joly jumped in. “Specifically for the purpose.” 

Bossuet started to grin. “At three in the afternoon, one week from today, Grantaire will once more have free license to mock our dashed hopes– by then, I expect, renewed– and we will once more indulge him.” 

“A week?” Grantaire said. “Is that wise? It will only give me time to think of even more devastatingly clever things to say.”

“So you threaten, but I know you better than that– you only ever work extempore.” 

“So this, I must assume, is why I have not seen you. You did not think me capable of holding my peace.”

“Well, you aren’t,” Bossuet said. “And I would know– neither am I.” 

“But it’s no excuse,” Joly said, shooting a quelling glance at Bossuet. “We should have let you know we were unharmed. To be quite honest, it was the last sort of thing on my mind these past days. I suppose I should write to my parents, they will have heard there was fighting by now…” 

“Oh, the longer you take, the less they will think of it,” Grantaire said with an airy gesture. “Dear maman and papa, it did not once occur to me that you would worry, it was all so distant from my life as a quiet, respectable student–

“And you are the resident expert in writing lies home, I’m sure.”

“Oh, Bahorel and I have regular contests for the title. Would you like to join?” 

Joly laughed, and Bossuet gave him a nudge.

“Just go do it now, while you’re thinking of it,” he said. And perhaps his gaze did drift to Grantaire as he added, “They do care, whatever they may think of it. They deserve to know that you are well.” 

ravenclawfeuilly:

how to fix my ‘I-can’t-find-a-faceclaim-for-these-amis’ problem:

From now on, a third of Les Amis are baby animals. It’s the only satisfying solution.

Courfeyrac, as we know, is a classy little kitten:

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Bossuet is this heart-breakingly cute baby otter;

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and Feuilly is the fluffiest baby fox that ever was:

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there you go. problem fixed!

a) Excellent idea.

b) But how about this for Bossuet:

Yaay, congratulations and THANK YOU for helping with the manga translations!:D

Thanks and you’re welcome! 😀 I wanted to offer my help because seriously, translating something this long all alone must be ridiculously hard. Also because I love this manga (if I haven’t said it enough times already) and if I can help make it readable to more people more quickly, I want to do that. I hope I’ll be able to do this regularly but I’m not sure yet. I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep.

Les Misérables Manga: The Not-Scanlation, 2.1.1

bobcatmoran:

And onward to Volume 4! Just in time, as Volume 5 is coming out next month. Hey, I never said I was going to be up-to-date with these…

Anyhow.

Previously on Les Misérables Manga: Jean Valjean made a daring escape from The Orion and a life sentence in prison. Also, we checked in with Cosette, who is being treated so well by the Thénardiers that she’s yelled at for singing herself to sleep.

Coming up: We see how Cosette is making out with the Thénardiers and everything is awful.

I’d like to thank the guest translator for this chapter, vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo​! The delay between the last part and this being released is completely on me, btw.

Warning: This chapter has a LOT of child abuse. Seriously, I’m not kidding. So much.

As always, beneath the cut are scans, followed by the translated script. If you want to see translations of previous parts or overviews of more recent chapters, check out the [manga masterpost.]

Also, Volume 5 of the manga is coming out on May 12! You can preorder it or buy volumes 1–4 at any of the fine retailers linked at [this page]

Preview is depicted in an iconic pose

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Yay, it’s out! 😀 Well, I mean, okay it’s a super depressing part but guys, guys, I translated this chapter! Well, bobcatmoran edited it and added the wise ass scholar joke because I couldn’t think of a good pun in English.

Oh and also if anyone hasn’t checked this manga out yet, you should!

telm393:

Pet peeve: when Les Mis fics treat Marius like he’s a total dick and also an idiot because he doesn’t notice that Eponine has a crush on him. Literally in all of these fics (and in all canon) he doesn’t notice it. At all. This doesn’t make him stupid, it just means that he’s enormously bad at reading people. And it doesn’t make him a dick just because he ends up being insensitive by accident because of talking about Cosette or something, or, even worse, just by being with Cosette.

People are always saying things like ‘Eponine wasn’t entitled to Marius’, and then they write fics and suddenly even though his interpretation is otherwise nuanced and sensitive, he’s an idiot who deserves to be disliked because he doesn’t notice Eponine’s crush/reciprocate? I see this so much where, I don’t know, Grantaire, being Eponine’s designated best friend in the fic, doesn’t like Marius because he doesn’t like Eponine back or notice that she has a crush on him, like somehow that is anyone’s fault.

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somuchbetterthanthat:

pilferingapples:

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

Marius is in love

(and Courfeyrac kisses him, presumably to keep things from getting too hetero)

from the 1982 version.

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Reblogging myself since this adaptation came up. 😀 See the read more for what I thought about this adaptation back then, about a week or two after seeing it. I’ve forgotten a lot. I just didn’t feel like rewatching it ever because some of the scenes really grated on my ears and because a lot of it was sort of… monotonously grey and brown and IT WAS ALWAYS RAINING and I just got tired of it.

Although to be fair: I had just finished watching three other Les Mis miniseries. I was probably hitting some limit of how many times I can watch the same story told in slightly different ways within a week. Should have waited a little while between them. Oh well.

Anyway I loved all of the Amis scenes. And the Thénardier kids, I think? Sorry, I’m kind of starting to mix up all the Éponines and Gavroches. I do remember this one having a bit more Azelma though so that was nice.

Whoa, that is a serious snoggin’! I Have Come To Sleep With You, indeed.

Okay now I really need to see the 1972 version properly, (and shoujo coseeette, I feel like Shoujo Cosette is just going to crack me up a lot when I reach les amis and super-secret-revolutionary Enjolras being known by all the girls of the city). But, waiting that, I LOVE that Courfeyrac? So much. He was fun and warm and Marius and him are so into each other. THIS IS KISSING. I genuinely really loved this scene, I made delighted sounds at my screen. Also, I’ve decided this adaption is totally courfeyrac/marius/cosette, For two simple reasons, 1) I never separate Marius and Cosette, ever. 2) When Marius sees Cosette in the park – and i’m a bit disappointed they decide to make it ~it all happened in a glance when they could show their ridiculous “courting” – Marius and Courfeyrac are both here and they’ve got the same look as they watch Cosette. so. there. 

Saying that, this adaption has a lot of things I wasn’t that into either (under the cut too, turns out I ramble too :o)

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Okay, FINALLY REPLYING.

Yessss, you need to see the 1972 version. I mean, okay it’s not perfect or anything but it’s still awesome. And yes, I’d recommend watching Shoujo Cosette at least once all the way through. It’s goofy and yes you are going to crack up at a lot of things but it has a lot of surprising gems too. And hey, it’s Cosette-focused. More or less.

Oh, I know what you mean. Delighted sounds were made over here too when I first saw it. xD And hell, when I first saw the Amis of that version too. Actually, I found my notes from while I was watching it. 😀 “I have to say I lllove these Amis already after one scene.”

Omg, I approve of the CxMxC interpretation!

Okay, cut before this gets long. Because it will.

Yeah okay they’re not all the same. Particularly Grantaire, of course. And to be honest, Enjolras has more of a distinct feeling in the Corinthe scene, especially when he immediately loses interest when Courf starts talking about Marius’s romantic interests. x) All like “okay, I already know the next two minutes are not going to be productive, I’ll just go back to work until the others get it out of their system.”

But yeah, I really really do love them being friends and having fun and oh my god yes the levity is so necessary for this film/miniseries. Also yes about the missing ones. D: I mean I get why you’d want to cut down on the numbers for an adaptation, nine characters are a lot. But DDDD:

Actually yeah, I remember getting the exact same impression of R! All emo or something idk. xD Reminded me of some fanon!Rs, yeah.

Haha, yeah, apparently in this universe the sun didn’t shine on France for seventeen years. x) No wonder things were so bad! How are the crops going to grow without light? I doubt it’s about the oldness, there are plenty of bright films from that era. Hell, the 1958 film is almost TOO bright. Seriously it’s like the opposite of this one. xD Maybe it stole all the light and this adaptation was left without.

Or maybe the early eighties when they were filming were very rainy, who knows? x)

(((Actually btw, the 1958 version might be a good one to watch after the 1982 version to balance it out. 😀 I should rewatch it too… It’s on You Tube, btw: First part, second part, third part, fourth part, fifth part. I had like the opposite problems with it than I had with the 1982 one. xD I found it too cosy and bright and colourful. I mean it’s a very detailed and mostly faithful adaptation. It has a lot of details from the book (although a lot of weird changes too (like baby Javert wtf)). Also on the plus side: ÉPONINE HANGING OUT WITH COSETTE AND VALJEAN. NO, REALLY. NO IT’S EVEN CUTER THAN YOU’RE IMAGINING RIGHT NOW. But still, although I liked it, overall it didn’t work for me.)))

Oh my god that scene where Fantine gets fired yeah. Ughh. I don’t even get it, what the hell. And you’re so right, it takes the focus away from Fantine. And yeah, the Marius/Cosette in this one suuuucked. Also lol snow. Have you ever heard of the sexy lamp test? I mean, Cosette does tend to go to the sexy lamp territory basically no matter which adaptation but she has it really bad here, IIRC.

Oh yeah, Myriel was nice! I remember that vaguely. Sadly I can’t remember Magloire or Baptistine in this one? Or Fauchelevent. :/ I really should rewatch. Fauchelevent is a wonderful character.

What didn’t I like in the end? Valjean dying alone! DDDD: That was just… fucking cruel. Unnecessarily bleak. Way over the line. And probably the single most important reason why I was left with such a bad taste from this one?

Okay, the bookend prison scene was cool, though.

And yeah, I got bored with the barricade battle too. And I couldn’t take it seriously. Yeah, slow-mo = not automatically epic.

I’m kind of curious about the Thénardiers… all I remember is that I found them incredibly boring and I basically dozed off whenever Thénardier started monologuing. Éponine and Azelma were adorable and I liked them, but the parents… I just found them boring. Maybe I should have listened, though. x) But in my defence, I couldn’t help comparing Thénardier to the much, much more manic 1972!Thénardier who was so much fun to watch.

“also WHY do adaptations refuse to give Javert and Marius their best moments? Javert with his hat to stop the robbery, and Marius at the barricades being so reckless?”
… Guess which adaptation does have both? :DDDDDDDDD Okay okay I’ll shut up about that one already.

pilferingapples:

prudencepaccard:

ouhlalas:

Marius Pontmercy: a summary

“#my favorite thing about this #is the women BASKING IN THE LIGHT OF ENJOLRAS #like he’s a top-hatted sunlamp over there #Also I really love Shoujo Cosette Marius #what a sweetheart #what a good guy #what a radical departure from canon”pilf why do you bury this stuff in the tags

clearly I do that so that no one will see the comments I’m making! Except the 2300 people who apparently follow me. I AM A MASTER OF STEALTH.

Stop writing such awesome comments in your tags then. (No, don’t ever do that.) TBH I wanted to reblog it with those too. 😀 Basking in the light of Enjolras!

vapaus-ystavyys-tasaarvo:

Marius is in love

(and Courfeyrac kisses him, presumably to keep things from getting too hetero)

from the 1982 version.

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Reblogging myself since this adaptation came up. 😀 See the read more for what I thought about this adaptation back then, about a week or two after seeing it. I’ve forgotten a lot. I just didn’t feel like rewatching it ever because some of the scenes really grated on my ears and because a lot of it was sort of… monotonously grey and brown and IT WAS ALWAYS RAINING and I just got tired of it.

Although to be fair: I had just finished watching three other Les Mis miniseries. I was probably hitting some limit of how many times I can watch the same story told in slightly different ways within a week. Should have waited a little while between them. Oh well.

Anyway I loved all of the Amis scenes. And the Thénardier kids, I think? Sorry, I’m kind of starting to mix up all the Éponines and Gavroches. I do remember this one having a bit more Azelma though so that was nice.