li-prouvaire:

I know in the fandom we like to play around with combeferre’s moth thing, but have we forgotten he drew it? From memory?? Combeferre is an artistic nerd and I’m here for it.

Les Amis Fellowship of the Ring

(So, this is how desperate I’ve become to avoid working on grading.  I don’t even really go here.  Ve @thecoffeetragedy, this is all your fault.  XD)

Anyway, I see immediately what you were saying about this not being a perfect match up.  I feel like some of them have obvious character parallels, either in personality or in story arc and others… not really so much.  So I ended up with a combination of both that I think maybe works?  Any input or contrary opinions, of course, are appreciated.  ^_^

Explanations under the cut:

  • Enjolras – Frodo
  • Combeferre – Sam
  • Courfeyrac – Gandalf
  • Feuilly – Aragorn
  • Bahorel – Legolas
  • Jehan – Gimli
  • Joly – Merry
  • Bossuet – Pippin
  • Grantaire – Boromir

Enjolras as Frodo

I feel like on the one hand that’s a bit of a cheat, but on the other hand, it’s pretty true to both character and character arc.  Frodo is essentially throwing down the absolute rule of Sauron, destroying the established evil monarchy, by destroying the ring.  And he has such overwhelming fondness and appreciation for his friends and I feel like that’s a very Enjolras-like trait.

Combeferre as Sam

This is a match-up that I feel is more character arc than personality.  Sam is Frodo’s best friend and support network.  They’re soulmates and so closely bound together by fate and friendship that they’re nigh inseparable.  Personality-wise, though, they’re less ideally matched.

Courfeyrac as Gandalf

OK, so initially, I was torn over where to assign Combeferre and Courfeyrac in relation to these two.  I thought about flipping it the other way, but ultimately I liked this way just a hair better.  First of all, I feel like Gandalf is a bit better of a personality match-up to Courfeyrac than to Combeferre.  He has connections all over Middle Earth, he has a very passionate personality and is always down for a joke or a bit of fun.  Also… dude.  Dragon fireworks.  That is SO something Courfeyrac would do – go big or go home, right?  ;D

Feuilly as Aragorn

OK, so part of how I connected everyone was story arc and based on relationships between characters.  I kind of love the idea of Courfeyrac being a guiding influence on Feuilly.  Also, Aragorn has been kind of orphaned by the world a bit, hasn’t he?  But he still picked himself up and chose a life where he could be of service to people, where he could do what he could to make the world a better place for the people he loved.  And when he joins up with the Fellowship, he just blossoms from someone who had very few people in his life to someone with strongly forged connections to not only his friends, but the peoples from whom they come.  And honestly, could Frodo and Aragorn fanboy any harder at each other?  I THINK NOT.  ^_^

Jehan as Gimli and Bahorel as Legolas

Partly I wanted them this way because a) Poetry Smash and b) I love the trio of Feuilly, Bahorel, and Jehan.  ^_^  Also, I love the juxtaposition of Jehan being the burly bearded one of the pair and Bahorel being more the slim willowy type, but I HAVE MORE REASONS.  I’ve always been a bit obsessed with the idea of Bahorel as the flaneur and that image fits Legolas to me far more than it does Gimli.  Also, let’s be honest, Legolas is just as ready to tear shit up as Gimli is, so I feel like that could go either way.  At heart, Gimli is a bit of a Romantic, too.  He feels things very deeply, whether he’s willing to admit it or not.

Joly as Merry and Bossuet as Pippin

Honestly, Ve, I’m with you – I think these are the most obvious of the bunch.  ^_^  No more need be said.

Grantaire as Boromir

OK, so this was the toughest one for me, but I really do think it fits.  First of all because of Boromir’s deep friendship for and protective nature as regards the hobbits, especially Merry and Pippin, and their feelings towards him.  And that just matches up with the Party Trio so very neatly.  Also, I can see how Boromir’s boasting and quick temper could translate in Grantaire’s willingness to spout of at the mouth given any opportunity.  Also, I could see him being a bit resentful of Aragorn!Feuilly in the beginning, for being so naturally and easily what Grantaire wishes he could be, and also being resentful of his close relationship with Frodo!Enjolras, but over time coming to see and respect him on his own merits.

…and let’s be honest.  For Grantaire, dying to save Enjolras would probably be the highlight of his life.  -.-;;;

OK.  That’s what I’ve got.  What do you think?  ^_^

If Grantaire were a fiction writer, what would he write about?

pilferingapples:

OKAY I’ve been thinking about this for hours and 

I don’t think he’d at all be up to novels. That kind of stick-to-it longhaul commitment is …really not his strength. 

I also don’t think he’d go for political commentary; see Not His Strength. 

I think, realistically..Grantaire’s writing Urban Fantasy romance short stories. Possibly even illustrating them. or making comics. They’re kinda super dirty and also super sincere under a thin veneer of attempted cynicism.

(This goes DOUBLE in canon era, where he’s totally out there selling painfully heartfelt short stories about strangers meeting at a masquerade ball only one of them turns out to be Spirit of Something and Vanishes At Dawn, having been Too Pure For This Earth. )

He uses a pseudonym and even Bossuet doesn’t know he’s writing these things (and Prouvaire, who does, would never betray a fellow writer’s need for privacy). 

eirenical:

thecoffeetragedy:

imagine Feuilly as a history teacher, though. Teaching kids or teenagers or – anyone about important things! Being literally paid to go on and on about the things he loves to talk about! He’d be so passionate he’d probably lose his voice once every semester from talking so much but he would be so happy, ahhhh

OK, I had tucked this reblog off to the side because I have SO MANY FEELS about Les Amis as teachers and I wanted to come up with a dozen things to say, but I keep not having time to add anything when mainly I just want to say YESSSSSS.

But just… omg, really just imagine Feuilly getting to spend his life reading and researching about all the people and places of the world.  Like, that is literally his job.  To know people.  To know places.  To know their stories.  And can you imagine how much he’d chafe at the white bread sanitized history curriculum taught in so many schools?  Because there are SO MANY GREAT PEOPLE OUT THERE and so much more to know than the last 200-300 years of European and American history.

But even more than that, history is one of those great subjects for teaching young people how to think, how to research the facts, and form their own opinions from what they find.  He’d take them on field trips to the National Archives.  He’d introduce them to primary sources.  Can you even imagine how proud he’d be the first time a student was willing to disagree with him AND WAS ABLE TO BACK IT UP??  He’d have so much fun.  ^_^

I just… I have a lot of feels about this idea and I can’t thank you enough for bringing it to my attention.  ^_______^

thecoffeetragedy:

imagine Feuilly as a history teacher, though. Teaching kids or teenagers or – anyone about important things! Being literally paid to go on and on about the things he loves to talk about! He’d be so passionate he’d probably lose his voice once every semester from talking so much but he would be so happy, ahhhh

OK, I had tucked this reblog off to the side because I have SO MANY FEELS about Les Amis as teachers and I wanted to come up with a dozen things to say, but I keep not having time to add anything when mainly I just want to say YESSSSSS.

But just… omg, really just imagine Feuilly getting to spend his life reading and researching about all the people and places of the world.  Like, that is literally his job.  To know people.  To know places.  To know their stories.  And can you imagine how much he’d chafe at the white bread sanitized history curriculum taught in so many schools?  Because there are SO MANY GREAT PEOPLE OUT THERE and so much more to know than the last 200-300 years of European and American history.

But even more than that, history is one of those great subjects for teaching young people how to think, how to research the facts, and form their own opinions from what they find.  He’d take them on field trips to the National Archives.  He’d introduce them to primary sources.  Can you even imagine how proud he’d be the first time a student was willing to disagree with him AND WAS ABLE TO BACK IT UP??  He’d have so much fun.  ^_^

I just… I have a lot of feels about this idea and I can’t thank you enough for bringing it to my attention.  ^_______^

hawkeyebadasssniper:

apiratenhisprincess:

4ngelo:

theodorepython:

miami-tea:

The Defibrillator Toaster

My mom would be so annoyed… every morning I would run into the kitchen screaming “WE’RE LOSING THEM!!! BEEP BEEP BEEPBEEPBEEP!”

“DON’T YOU DIE ON ME, DAMNIT!!!  NURSE, WE NEED 12 CC’S OF CREAM CHEESE, STAT!!!”

He’s bread, Jim.

Time of deliciousness: 7:15 A.M

If we don’t restart his heart , he’s toast! 

JESUS CRUST.

JAM IT!

“Daddy’s in a butter place now, kids.”

I WASN’T EVEN GOING TO REBLOG UNTIL I SAW THE SHIT TON OF PUNS

HES BREAD JIM

JESUS CRUST

To pay my respects, Ill be sure to place a flour on his grave.

Hold up, I’ll be at the funeral in a Jif.

thecoffeetragedy:

somuchbetterthanthat:

I need someone to talk to me about Courfeyrac and Marius’s roommates hijinks because i’m currently avoiding responsibilities. Please? 

How does Marius deal with the fact Combeferre often comes to see Courfeyrac? Does Marius carefully join political conversations if like, Feuilly, or Enjolras, or Jehan, or Bossuet are there? Does Courfeyrac spend a lot of time reminding Bossuet and Joly that no, Marius has left no clue as to where he disappears sometimes and no, you can’t go through his stuff, come on guys? Do they sleep in the same bed in winter? Do they share when another friend comes knocking at Courfeyrac’s door at two am? Who cooks? Does Marius work on translations on sundays evenings while Courfeyrac reads and they’re both muttering, one in German because that text is so illogical, one in French because that text is SO WRONG? Is Marius an expert in handling Courfeyrac’s angry fits? Is Courfeyrac fluent in Marius’s talk and behaviour? Does Marius bring Courfeyrac to the theater when he’s happy because that’s what Courfeyrac often does with him when he’s happy? Do they cuddle???? ((do they kISS))

What are your opinions, people?

Imagine them picking up each other’s body language and expressions!

The other amis often leaving messages for Courfeyrac with Marius, but Marius has a hard time with names, no matter how often Courfeyrac introduces them, so Marius describes them in often silly ways – “The tall dark one with the most horrible hand writing, the one who looks like a school master.” “That’s Combeferre, Marius, you know him.” “Yeah, that’s what I was saying, the school master. He dropped this bunch of papers for you. I didn’t look, but I think it’s your arithmetic assignment.”  

Courfeyrac starts making twice as much coffee at home, every time, because chaces are Marius is sitting in a corner working on his translations.

they definitely cuddle and kiss

Oh my GOSH, yes.  I am so here for talk of Marius and Courfeyrac as
roommates (AND PERHAPS MORE…??  ^______^) and how baffled Marius is by
this ginormous circle of friends that Courfeyrac has.  Because he’s had
what?  A sum total of three people, maybe four, in his life before he
meets Courfeyrac?  And then in sweeps Courfeyrac and Bossuet with ALL
THESE OTHER PEOPLE ATTACHED and it’s no wonder Marius can’t keep them
all straight!  But Courfeyrac is the first real friend he’s ever had and
has done so much for him that Marius just absolutely most of all does
NOT want to let him down, even in this small way, even if he’s borderline terrified of all those people (and certain of them in particular! O_o;;;).

And
Courfeyrac, who people are drawn to like they would be to a fire in the
dead of winter, and has thus always been surrounded by friends and
acquaintances, just doesn’t get that.  He doesn’t understand that people
can be so confusing and so intimidating and why someone might not want
to hang out ten other people at the same time for fear of getting
overwhelmed.  But he sees that that it’s true for Marius, even if he
doesn’t understand why.  And Marius has come to mean so much to him in
so short a time (because, let’s face it, when Courfeyrac gives his heart
to something or someone, he does it COMPLETELY–there are no half-assed
commitments coming from Courfeyrac), and, above all, he wants Marius to
be happy and to feel safe and loved.  So, even though it’s by far the
standard for Les Amis to pile in to Courfeyrac’s rooms in threes and
fours (or as many can reasonably fit), Courfeyrac does his best to
curtail it a little, to make sure that there are some times of the day,
or even some whole days, that it’s just he and Marius, to make sure that
their rooms are a safe space that Marius can come back to when he needs
one.

And Marius understands better than most of Courfeyrac’s
friends what it’s like when your emotions spiral out of your control.  
He understands what it’s like when the feeling is just so damned BIG
that there’s no room for anything else.  There’s no calming it down,
there’s no rationalizing it away, there’s just FEELING.  The only
difference being that for Marius, the emotion that most often runs out
of his control is fear, while for Courfeyrac it’s anger.  Still, Marius
GETS IT.  So when Courfeyrac gets inflamed about whatever injustice has
caught his attention, Marius just rolls with it, lets himself be used to
bounce that anger off of without adding fuel to it, just a reflection
of solidarity until the edge has worn off and Courfeyrac can calm down.
And Courfeyrac has never had that before.

Just… give me ALL THE
STORIES about how Marius and Courfeyrac are such absolute polar
opposites and how they use that to support each other and take care of
each other.  PLEASE.  *_*

1, 3, 6, 15 for Courfeyrac for the headcanon meme. ^_^

thecoffeetragedy:

1. Holiday headcanon

His favourite holiday is Christmas, hands down. Not for the traditions – he doesn’t even have a tradition – but because it’s an excuse to spoil his friends and hang out with them and make them happy, to share the things that make him and them happy, and he loves the warmth of the season.

3. Sleeping headcanon

Courfeyrac sleeps like a kitten. He’s so cute it’s almost unbearable. He snores just a little, it’s not even annoying, it’s just cute. He curls up in a ball and looks as if he’s smiling – which he probably is, oh my god. Oh my god. No. You can’t see Courfeyrac sleeping and not go ‘aw, bb’. It’s impossible.

He goes to sleep pretty early, and he’s super cranky and moody when he hasn’t had a full night’s sleep, so he tries to avoid that. He’s a morning person, too, and it’s just as well because his favourite meal of the day is breakfast. If you’re sleeping over at Courfeyrac’s on the weekend, you can be sure he’ll make you the brightest, tastiest, greatest breakfast you’ll ever have.

6. Hugging headcanon

Courfeyrac communicates a lot with his body, and it includes hugging. The kind of friend who hugs his hellos and goodbyes. When he’s worried or insecure, like after fighting with a friend or when something bad’s happened, he won’t feel better until he’s gotten to hug the person.

15Singing headcanon

He’s a good singer! His family was always quite musically involved. He’s never taken singing lessons, but theater yes, so he has a good control over his voice. He plays the guitar, too, and loves to sing wile playing. What he doesn’t have in pure singing talent he makes up for it in enthusiasm and love for the song. 

OMG, YES. I love each and every one of these!  😀  And I feel that hugging headcanon SO MUCH because that is so me it’s ridiculous.

In fact, I’ll take it one further.  I bet that sometimes–when all his friends are busy with finals or when they go home/away for vacations and just don’t see each other for a while–he starts to feel touch-starved.  Because he needs that physical contact for reassurance.  And when he doesn’t get it, he gets very, very sad.  He wouldn’t say anything about it, though.  Because the last thing he wants is to be a bother to anyone.  But it slowly starts to wear him down until someone finally notices that he’s a little off and innocently wraps an arm around his shoulders to give him a one-armed hug or a pat or something innocuous like that.  (For some reason I feel like it would be Marius or Feuilly or maybe even Bahorel?)  And Courfeyrac just becomes an octopus, diving right into that hug full force and not letting go for way longer than a normal hug would last.  And maybe it’s a little awkward at first, because WOW, NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING WHEN I OFFERED THIS ITTY BITTY HUG??  But whoever initiated it usually picks up on the fact that Courfeyrac needs that hug, for whatever reason and settles in to give back as good as they’re getting and yes, that’s why we’ve been standing here blocking the doorway for the past ten minutes, what’s your point?

^_^

Why I Believe Rey is a Solo.

ben-solo-ren:

eirenical:

jenniferrpovey:

hugetractsofland:

paintedtapestry:

ben-solo-ren:

The reason I am mainly seeing to why people don’t believe she is a Solo is because they don’t understand why Han and Leia didn’t recognize Rey when they met her, so at the moment that’s the only point I’m directing.

My reply to this is always, they did.

They did recognize her.

This is the point where people go “No they didn’t??? And if they did, why didn’t they say something or act like it???”

But they did. You can see it in the way Han is amazed by how much she knows about the Millennium Falcon, or how he and Leia look at her when she isn’t paying attention. They look at her with unsure glances. How you would look at a high school friend that you hadn’t seen 10 years.

Or, how you would look at someone who you thought died years ago.

Yes, the reason they don’t recognize Rey or bring it up at all, is because they think she is dead.

Think about it, Han and Leia have two kids, and as we can see, they both have the force. It would only be logical for them to send both of them off to train with Luke, especially if the reason why they’re sending Ben off to train with Luke is because they’re scared that he has Vader in him. If Ben does, what if Rey does too? Might as well send her off as well just to be sure.

This theory also explains why Luke went into hiding.

Yes, sure. You could say that he went into hiding because he failed at training Ben. But. Get this.

Imagine, you’re Luke. Your sister sends to you her son, and her younger daughter. Most likely explaining that they were worried for Ben. So he trains them and the new ‘batch’ of Jedi, up until the point of the massacre.

Now, I believe that Kylo is just as strong and skilled as a lot of people do, but to kill all the training Jedi knights and younglings, is a bit of a stretch to me.

We’ve already been informed of this ‘Knights of Ren’ thing, but not what it is.

My theory is that he did the logical thing, and got a bunch of the Jedi to join him. Rightfully naming them, the Knights of Ren. Even if that is wrong, and they were just a bunch of people under Snoke, my theory still stands.

Anyways. Ben (now known as Kylo) kills all the Jedi. All but one. Rey. Because of course, how could he kill his sister? It’s even seen in her vision. She is lying there (as old her, but we can assume that it was really young her in the flashback) and one of the Knights of Ren, swings to kill her. When he is stabbed and she is saved, by a red lightsaber. Kylo’s lightsaber. Kylo.

He can’t kill her. She is his little sister. At this point, he isn’t strong enough in his hate or ‘darkness’. With roughly 10 years of training to be ‘evil’, he still killed his father with regret, how the heck could he kill his own little sister?

So he doesn’t. He convinces the other KoR either not to tell, or that he will kill her, and he goes off and secretly sets her on Jakku. He erases her memory and possibly gives her fake memories of her ‘parents’ leaving her on Jakku. That way he is assured that 1) She will ever be harmed. and 2) She will never be a problem.

No one knows of this but him. Luke, Leia, Han, even Snoke, all think that she is dead. And that is what pushes Luke over the edge.

Because of him, his sister lost two of the most, if not the most, important people in her life. Because he could not help Ben, his sisters kids are both gone. It makes more sense to me that he would run away because he is ashamed that he let this happen. That Leia will never be okay again. It is shame that drives him to be a hermit, not pain. We’ve seen Luke look straight into the eyes of pain. It’s not always an easy fight, but it would be easier than fighting off shame.

So when Han and Leia see Rey, it only makes sense why Han is so quick to take her under his wing. He see’s her, and he see’s the daughter he could of had if he hadn’t lost her. It explains why he looks at her with that “I know you. I swear, you are just like my daughter… But my daughter is dead.”

Not only that, but why they never bring her up. If your own daughter was murdered at the hand of your son, would you ever want to remember that? It also explains why they only talk about Ben oh so much (then again, killing a bunch of jedi usually does that)

It explains why Kylo screams “what girl?” when he hears that BB-8 escaped with a girl from Jakku, and why he is softer around her.

Another thing that came to mind when I was thinking of this, is what other people have been saying about how the lightsaber called to her. And it made me think of what Kylo says when they are about to fight. What starts the battle between Kylo and Finn.

He sees the lightsaber, and he screams “that lightsaber belongs to me”. After thinking about it, I realized something. That lightsaber is Anakin’s. Not Darth Vader. Anakin’s.

As J.J. Abrams says.

Kylo Ren idolizes Darth Vader, not Anakin Skywalker. He idolizes what Vader represents and what Vader was trying to do.

If he idolizes Darth Vader, and not Anakin, why the heck would he care so much for Anakin’s lightsaber?

Yes, you could say that it was because Darth Vader’s was destroyed or missing or whatever generally happened to it, so Anakin’s was the next best thing. But that just doesn’t make sense to me.

What does make sense, is that when they were training, Rey was given Luke’s (Anakin) lightsaber, because Luke decided that it was fit for her.

Now if you look at it through Ben’s point of view, he already feels angry and unloved from his parents, but now he isn’t even given the family lightsaber? He was the first born, shouldn’t that be his?

That theory also explains why when Rey touches it, she get’s her vision of that fateful night. (And why Kylo decided to make his own lightsaber.)

So when he is screaming “that lightsaber belongs to me!” he means it because he actually believes that it should be his.

In conclusion, I’m pretty dead set on Rey being a Solo.

YO SAMMMMMEEEE @buckyonthelam

I don’t agree 100%, but this is a DAMN good theory. Nicely done.

Not sure I buy it.

Because Anakin’s saber was lost. How did Luke get it back to give to Rey? It makes much more sense that it was retrieved by somebody else…

Other than that it does solidly explain how she could be a Solo.

So, this got me thinking.  I feel like trying to keep track of the number of lightsabers that Anakin loses is one of the things that keeps Obi-Wan up nights when Anakin is his Padawan.  *snerts*  Especially given how many kyber crystals he must waste that way.  😛  So, tracking it down may be equally futile, but… in that last battle on Mustafar, Obi-Wan picks up Anakin’s lightsaber and takes it with him after defeating Anakin.  That’s the one he gives to Luke in A New Hope.  Luke lost that lightsaber (and a hand along with it -.-;;;) in Cloud City after the duel with Darth Vader in ESB.  Luke then constructs his own lightsaber between ESB and RotJ.  
Presumably that one is the lightsaber that Luke carries to this day.

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki:

The lightsaber fell into the bowels of the city, where it was recovered and found its way into the hands of the pirate Maz Kanata.

I don’t remember if they actually state that explicitly in TFA since I’ve only seen it twice, but that seems to be the explanation they’re going with.  And if that’s true… then you’re right.  Luke wouldn’t have had that lightsaber to give to Rey to train with.  Unless Maz lent it out and then took it back. 

…now I’m having visions of Maz running a lightsaber library.  Can you imagine the late fees?

And I bet half her stock are lightsabers that Anakin lost.  ;D

HAHAH YES! I love that. I accept that headcanon wholeheartedly full on yes please.

So, about Feuilly, Cosette, and Valjean’s first Christmas: Cosette picks out the biggest tree on the lot because she feels safe under its branches, just like she does staffing near Valjean. Valjean carries it home and then spends the day (1/2)

thecoffeetragedy:

helping Cosette and Feuilly make decorations. Feuilly is frustrated at first, because he thinks Cosette’s look so much better than his, but Valjean is patient with him, and within twenty minutes he’s happily cutting out shapes and gluing them on paper, too. It becomes a yearly tradition, to make new ornaments, and they get better and better each year, but Valjean makes sure that those first ones still make it onto the tree. And no matter how embarrassed they act, secretly Cosette and Feuilly love him to pieces for it. ^_^ 

oh gosh!! this is so cute and lovely I love them so much thank you ❤