In today’s issue of Crippling Anxiety Daily:
I was sitting on the couch and my roommate and her boyfriend were on the loveseat. I thought I heard a high pitched, sing-song voice-like noise that said an indistinct word that might have been “mommy” or something.
Neither of them heard it. (my roommate was on the phone but still)
Now I’m trying not to think I’m developing schizophrenia.
I’m really going to attempt to not just scream and spew rainbows everywhere over all the feelings I have about this scene and what these gifs are showing, I’m going to attempt to point things out in a logical manner….
Firsly, let’s just look at how BRILLIANT George Blagden’s Grantaire is. THOSE FACES when he’s saying RED and BLACK to egg Marius on. It’s not really mocking, he’s not making fun of Marius or Enjolras, he’s just amused by the paradox here. He loves the irony. That’s Grantaire’s attitude, that’s the hint of his skepticism his not-quite-taking-any-of-this-seriously. And it’s glorious.
NEXT IS AARONJOLRAS. He’s playing this moment just about as perfectly as you possibly can. He’s annoyed, clearly, with all of them. It’s not just Marius being lovestruck that’s putting him off. That look he’s giving to Grantaire in the second and fourth gifs is clearly telling him he needs to knock it off. (a message that R ignores, blatantly, trying to get a reaction out of him as much as he is with Marius) Then, the little exasperated eye-roll he gives Marius is just perfect, like, “You’re really going to play into this?”. By the last gif he looks contemplative and concerned, like he’s thinking about how best to explain what all of this means. sjkdbfvjkbsdf JUST PEFECT ENJOLRAS, OKAY?
AND THEN EDDIE IS GLORIOUS, SO CLEARLY CAUGHT UP IN HIS EMOTIONS WITHOUT LOOKING SILLY, JUST VERY DETERMINED AND PASSIONATE. Because he’s trying to explain himself, really. He doesn’t want them to think he’s being a frivolous boy, he’s trying to convey that his whole world has been changed in an instant. (which really is a little silly, of course but Marius doesn’t think so)
AND THEN THE BOYS IN THE BACKGROUND AND THEIR FACES KDJFBVKSJDFBVKJSDGHKJBDFG I MEAN THESE ARE GUYS WHO AREN’T EVEN PLAYING NAMED CHARACTERS (BECAUSE THERE’S WAY MORE THAN THE 8 MAIN AMIS IN THIS SCENE, OBVIOUSLY) AND KJDFBVKSJBDFVKJ THEY’RE SO INTO IT AND KSBDFVJKBSKDJFG
KJSDBFVKBSDKFJBVSKJ AH THAT SELF CONTROL THING IS NOT WORKING JDBSKVBSKDJFV BABIEEESSSSSSSSS
This is real. I repeat, this is real.
Just when you thought Hal-Leonard couldn’t cross any more barriers of musical wrong-ness.
This is literally the worst possible night for me to suddenly fall ill.
AFTER THEY HAD SPENT THE ENTIRE SEASON CONVINCING US THAT EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE AND EVERYTHING HURTS AND EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SHOW WILL ALWAYS HURT….
EVERYONE WAS HAPPY FOR (most of) THE LAST FIVE MINUTES OF THIS EPISODE.
The soldier triumphs…. for now.
i am going to cry
he’s too perfect
it’s not fair
Oh my god! I wish that were MY son! ;_;
*gross sobbing all over the place*