francisco masriera y manovens, salome, 1888.
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smittenjolras and why it is a real-ass thing
can i just talk about how much of an asshole victor hugo is for a minute because i’m having way too many feelings all at once and it’s his fault.
we talk a lot about how much love there is in grantaire p much all the time and totally understandably because his affection for les amis and his transcendent love for enjolras are massive parts of his character
but i don’t think i’ve ever seen anyone talk directly about enjolras in a similar way? especially in context of something like smittenjolras, which makes us all feel warm inside but most of us see as kind of ooc?
i actually think it might be the most ic thing in the universe but we just didn’t realize it.
hop on this train of thought for a hot second with me. enjolras is meant to be the logic of the revolution, yes, and to be saint-just, and to be aristogeiton and harmodius and michael and lucifer and alexander and achilleus. he’s meant to be strong and charming and terrifying and pure.
but he’s less set on the death of javert than he is on the life of jean prouvaire, and he weeps when he kills the artillery sergeant, and he says that ‘love, thine is the future!’
there is so much love in enjolras that it in and of itself can be terrifying. he loves his fellow men and his ideals enough to die for them and kill for them; he loves so powerfully that he knows that in the world he is creating there is no place for him, not really, and it doesn’t stop him from wanting it.
and when we combine that love, that terrible beautiful love inherent in enjolras, with the fact that his obverse is grantaire, whose love in some ways is just as terrible and annihilatory — and that when they end, enjolras has accepted his pylades, his hephaestion, his patroclus; he ensures the last thing he does is bestow a smile on grantaire, and take his hand — he is still smiling as the report resounds and they pass away.
in a world where that realization and acceptance come earlier, or where they have more time after it, like a college au or a fix-it fic or a heavenfic, enjolras, i firmly believe, would love with all his farouche, all his power and terror and charm — he would love loudly and entirely, deeply and with the purity with which he loves everything else.
and smitten is the past participle of to smite, after all.
Not all those who wander are lost..
THESE ARE SO COOL! LOOK AT DRACO ASDFGHKJJL’AS
CAN WE HAVE THIS AU INSTEAD OF THE SECOND HALF OF BOOK 7
BECAUSE I MEAN
Ginny Weasley is a “person of interest in Salazar Opera House arson and bombing.” HOLY SHIT CAN I READ THAT
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW DANIEL RADCLIFFE IS WAY TALLER THAN HE REALLY IS
Because everyone deserves to see Victor Garber in Godspell.