Fic where Musichetta keeps noticing this cute boy in the Jardin du Luxembourg. He is ridiculously cute. Sometimes he’s there with his friend. One day he drops a handkerchief and Musichetta picks it up, convinced that it is Cute Boy’s. She treasures it for weeks. Eventually all is revealed, hands are held. Cute Boy says “oh lol no that’s Bossuet’s, but he too is cute and you will like him.” And he is and she does.
There. Someone’s got to have done this one already, right?
OH GOSH that’s adorable and I’ve never seen it? If someone’s done this fic, though, please say!
airuna asked: Hi, could you explain me what's that about a Les Amis fanmusic? I listened "Stop describing me" and I really liked so I was wondering if there's some more songs like that.
INDEED THERE IS MORE! Grantaire and Feuilly both have albums (Epic Rants and Three Francs A Day, respectively), and there’s been the first songs already recorded for the Joly and Bossuet album (A Common Gravity) (and the songs are lovely!). And there’s even MORE filk if you go and check out, say, the Mega Mis tag!
As for explaining any more about it…I DON’T KNOW, it’s just one of those magic things that this fandom sometimes does! There was a joke about an album, and then there was an album cover, and then there were songs! All spontaneous and uncoordinated! and then there was ANOTHER album and now basically THERE IS NO LIMIT AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL. Do go have a listen- Dingelchen’s got a lovely lovely Masterpost of filk here!
Okay okay SO: after sath posted this piece of meta about her Chicagoverse fic, I kind of found myself nagged by a sense that I had something to say about Chicagoverse. I was interested in this idea that “Enjolras as a meme – an image people want to appropriate out of context and use for their own personal axes to grind (or just someone to get off to) – goes back to the 19th century, as some of the more ridiculous Victorian fanworks will attest to. Enjolras is really really hot, and we as a fandom can’t get over it.”
For those who don’t know, Enjolras in Chicagoverse is literally a meme: Handsome Protest Boy. This, of course, is both a plausible real-life meme (Handsome Protest Boy always makes me think of Hipster Cop) and a dig at the way that Enjolras in modern AUs is often ahistoricized and removed from the cloud of tropes in which the original character operates, so that his characterization is wholly reduced to “handsome protest boy.”
I’d argue that the intelligibility of memes actually depends on an awareness of, if not the image’s context, at least the out-of-contextness of the image, which isn’t always the case with Enjolras-as-Handsome-Protest-Boy. But I’m more interested in exploring the appropriation of Enjolras’ “image” and asking how Chicagoverse critiques this.
ARGH THERE’S SO MUCH I WANT TO ENGAGE WITH HERE ABOUT CHANGING SOCIAL EXPECTATIONS AND DEFINITIONS OF PERSONAL FULFILLMENT AND INDUSTRIALIZATION and and and but nothing I could say right now would live up to this post because I am comment-struck. Just— just WOW.
mysticsongbird asked: *bursts in* HELLO, REMEMBER ME, THE OVER-ENTHUSIASTIC BLOGGER WHO SAID I WAS WRITING THE BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY PARODY THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE ON THE ENJOLRAS ALBUM?! *ahem* well, I did that (though I haven't recorded it yet) c: But, that's not the point! I just wanted to express my utter delight that this project is still going, and, in turn, my gratitude to you and all involved for, well, creating it in the first place! It has proved to be one of my favorite fandom things ever c:
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OVERENTHUSIASTIC FANDOMING
ENTHUSIASM IS THE ESSENCE OF FANDOM HOW CAN THERE BE TOO MUCH
but yes this is a wonderful project ! And wow I am like the LEAST RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING IT of anyone involved, since I don’t write or sing, but yeah, all the creators on this are just brilliant!
Also: totally want to hear your Rhapsody recorded!<3
Help I can’t stop listening to the Please Stop Describing Me waltz.
art-and-barricades asked: hello I wish to join the Enjolras Songs project! I like to think my songwriting is presentable to the general public, but my singing ability is a very different case. I really want to try and write a What Horizon Is Visible From the Top of the Barricade song, though, or possibly a Love Yours Is The Future.
OH YAY, please join in! The Les Mis Image Songs Project is VERY freeform— Dingelchen and I are just the main ones organizing and corralling posts:). If you or anyone wants to write, perform, cover, or totally invent songs for any of them, please please do so! Just use the Les Mis Fanmusic tag so it doesn’t get lost!