sickjolras and ferre taking care of him is my weakness okAY
Okay but really: the kids mocking their pre-war selves, and the actions they’d taken in the beginning, with utter cruelty. Describing themselves at thirteen in terms they’d never use for any other civilian. Laughing at their own fear and trauma from the time period.
Because if they didn’t - if they acknowledged how genuinely traumatic and horrifying the abrupt transition to soldiers was, if they let themselves recognize that it was normal for them to be children instead of hardened soldiers, they’d just break.
And even after the war, even Cassie still did it. Still described her thirteen-year-old self as ‘a naive little idiot with pretensions of mysticism’ and laughed at how ‘ridiculously squeamish’ she’d been over being disemboweled or losing limbs.
Because hating the child you’d been is better than envying them, and did anyone really think any of them, even Cassie, got out without scars too deep to properly heal?
My cousin has two deaf parents and just posted
“You don’t know the struggle until you run out of toilet paper and everyone in your house is deaf.”
and i’m laughing reALLY HARD
This picture was not on the interweb a month ago. It’s Javert (Andrew Varela) looking for Valjean’s body in the carts of the dead after The Final Battle, and instead finding Gavroche and Enjolras (Jason Forbach) dead instead. It’s during that really sad part of the music at the end of the Final Battle that sounds like a really slow reprise of Bring Him Home, and it’s super feelsy and sad. Javert is looking for Valjean, hoping that he died during the battle so he doesn’t have to deal with letting him go, and instead he finds the bodies of the student leader and young boy, two who should never have died this young. Javert knows that he is on the side of the men who killed Gavroche and Enjolras, and it pains him. He stares at the bodies for a moment, before angrily waving the cart away and continuing into the darkness. The pose Enjolras is in is the iconic “Enjolras-is-dead” pose that appears in every version of this musical in some way shape or form. When the cart is turned and you actually see Enjolras, the music builds dramatically (“the summers die one by one”) and it literally makes you want to cry. Thank you that is all.
Don’t say it, man. Don’t fucking say it.
I did not achieve my Elementary marathon due to theatre crap getting in the way.
However, I did just hit 22k on the Elementary fic I’m desperately trying to finish before the end of the year. So. At least the evening wasn’t a total waste.
Let’s all take a moment to appreciate what is written on the board in the background: DREAM. TRY. DO GOOD.