i love chris
A study in how the characters of Les Miserables look at the ones they love.
this is actually really interesting and insightful to their individual characters because if you study them and their faces you can learn who they are from just one glance
grantaire is mesmerized. the slight tilt of his mouth, however, shows that he’s feeling self-deprecating as if wondering “how could anyone like him love anyone like me?” he’s swept up in the grandeur that is enjolras but he feels so small next to a man such as he that he’s no more than a spectator in a crowd. not to mention that simply because the last PUBLIC BURNINGSof queer* individuals took place almost 90 years ago in the time of 1832, that didn’t mean that it was okay. (fuck man, france JUST got marriage equality/same-sex adoption rights this year. 2013.) grantaire probably battled with feelings of self-loathing over his feelings of desire and drank to combat that, wondering how a man like enjolras would even look at him.
cosette looks playful. living a sheltered life with only valjean for company and not really a clue as to who her caretaker really was, love is not something that came to her freely. she had to remain strong and resolute in the face of the thenardiers and during times of trouble. but suddenly there is this beautiful boy looking at her and she’s looking at him and maybe, she thinks, just maybe things won’t be so bad this time around.
marius is awestruck. after being kicked out of his home, lied to about his father, spurning his riches, and nearly losing his spot in the university, he sees cosette on the streets and it’s like a breath of fresh air. she’s the one innocent thing in his life that doesn’t make it seem so shitty. with her around, he’s blind to all his other problems. she makes him feel safe. she brings him to another world where everything has worked out for him the way he wanted and they can be happy together.
eponine is worshipful. marius represents everything that eponine used to have as a child; a bed, nice clothes, money, respect. she wishes for that back, wishes for a time when she didn’t have to steal for food and her parents didn’t abuse her and treat her like dirt. there was a time when her mother coddled her and spoke sweet words to her — but not any longer. with marius she latches her affections onto him because she feels that if he loves her back, she can once again suckle from the life of luxury and transform from a dirty gamine to someone who actually gets to wear dresses that don’t have tears in them. she doesn’t worship marius, she worships his standings as she doesn’t need a man to support her.
this is such an important collection of images
Me when someone asks me why I don’t like Nickelback.
Um. Merida got a redesign. And tHIS IS NOT OKAY??
Sure Disney’s done redesigns for all their princesses lately and they messed those up pretty badly too. There’s no point raising a fuss about Cinderella and Aurora’s bangs because sigh I guess it’s just hair (even though it really is quite atrocious. Their iconic hairstyles are simply gone) and it’s the downright disrespectful appropriation going on in Pocahontas’ new look that merits more complaints. But this. THIS. They’ve taken poor Merida and turned her into exactly what she didn’t want to be. She’s clearly skinnier than before even though Brenda Chapman specifically designed her not to be, her poor precious face is almost unrecognisable and they put her in the dress that she hated, the dress that wasn’t just literally a physical constraint for her but symbolised everything that she hated about her life. They’ve put her in the dress that stands against everything she spent her entire film fighting against. They gave Merida choice and autonomy and now they’re taking it away just because they want her to fit in with the rest of the princesses. THE WHOLE POINT OF THE FILM AND THE CHARACTER WAS THAT SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO CONFORM TO OTHER PEOPLE’S EXPECTATIONS OF HER BUT THAT SHE CAN BE A STRONG, CONFIDENT AND STILL FEMININEYOUNG WOMAN ON. HER. OWN. TERMS.
And Disney’s gone and spit on all of that.
It’s not even the people who drew and designed her that want it, there are so many interviews and inside opinions where people specifically state that they hate what they’re doing to the characters with the redesigns, and that they keep trying to tone them down or keep them closer to the spirit of the originals. But marketing or whatever other crappy departments Disney have breathing down their necks forbid them from doing so and insist that no, make them look more ridiculous more horrible because this is Disney we don’t care about children growing up with healthy views on women all we care about is money and we’re sure this will get us lots of it omg so much money all the money leT’S EMBRACE THE MISOGYNY BECAUSE IT’LL GIVE US MORE CASH THAN WE KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH.
It’s not even just me, there is petition going around for people to sign asking Disney to stop and change Merida back because no this is wrong this is disgusting and i am in literal tears right now i cant handle this shit.
dear sherlock fandom,
no one besides you actually gives a shit how long you’ve been waiting for season 3.
Sincerely, the Whovians.
Avengers fandom has your back too.
(Hardcore stare down of disrespectful tumblr user)
Supernatural’s on your side too
Can’t tell you how much I love this.