Sorry for the long absence – been terribly busy with school and whatnot, so I decided to leave you with my short story for a long time. Glad you all enjoyed it! Your comments totally made my day. : )
So. Over at Rambings of a Janeite, Eva is hosting a totally awesome Barricade Boys Week, dedicated totally to My Boys, who star in Les Miserables. (Yes. They star. Do not argue.) So far, there’s been tournaments, giveaways, quotes, sob-inducing guest posts on Enjolras and Gavroche (especially the latter…. Amy, you have no compassion on my poor nerves!!), and general awesomeness! If you’re a fellow Mizzer and have some time, you should definitely check it out.
I’ve finally found the time to answer her questions! And, instead of just writing “Enj, because he’s awesome” as the answer to every question, these will be well-thought-out answers. So there.
- Do you know about the barricade boys from the brick, the musical, the movie or all three?
A little of all three. : ) I’ve never read The Brick (shame, shame…), but I’ve read enough quotes to know that I’m going to read it as soon as I’m done with the book I’m on. : )
- Who is your favorite barricade boy?
Enj. Because he’s awesome.
(Behold. The exception to my promise. : D)
Seriously, though, he’s honestly the best. Strong, resolute, totally determined to see the revolution through, and willing to do whatever it takes to make France free again. He’s got some of the best lines in the musical (“Have you asked of yourself what’s the price you might pay?” comes to mind). All of the Les Amis look up to him, which means there’s something to be said about his character and what makes people look up to him. He’s also got some awesome hair and an amazing sense of style, no matter who plays him and whether or not he’s wearing The Vest of Power and Awesomeness. (Because, come on, y’all – didn’t Aaron do a good job pulling off the non-Vested Enj? Yes, we were all sad to find out that he wasn’t going to wear The Vest, but we got something totally awesome instead, right?)
- Who is your least favorite barricade boy (yes…I’m forcing you to choose)?
Nooooo…. *insert sad picture of Courf crying* Alright, fiiiiine. I think my least favorite would be Bahorel or Bossuet, simply because I didn’t know their names until recently or anything about them. BUT. That will all end after I read The Brick. : )
- What is your favorite barricade boy quote (can be from the brick or one of the songs – or both)?
Now, in this, I fear I cannot satisfy you. I have added an ‘s’ to the word ‘favorite’ and changed ‘is’ to ‘are.’
From the musical –
“Let us die facing our foes – make them bleed while we can! Make ’em pay through the nose! Make ’em pay for every man! Let others rise to take our place until the earth is free!”
“It is time for us all to decide who we are…. Do we fight for the right to a night at the opera now? Have you asked of yourselves what’s the price you might pay? Is it simply a game for rich young boys to play? The color of the world is changing day by day….” (Then comes one of my favorite Barricade Boys song. *nods*)
“Drink with me to days gone by. Can it be you fear to die? Will the world remember you, when you fall? Could it be your death means nothing at all? Is your life just one more lie?”
- Which barricade boy do you think you have the most in common with?
A friend of mine says I’m like Feuilly, but I think I’m more like Jehan Prouvaire, who likes flowers and walks and books. : )
- What is your favorite barricade boy-related song (i.e., Do You Hear The People Sing?, Drink With Me, Turning)?
Do You Hear the People Sing? It’s their call to rise and fight for freedom!
- Which one would you most like to have lunch with (and think realistically…even if your favorite is Enjo, if you’re a girl, he definitely wouldn’t go out for a meal with you. Courfeyrac, however, is a different matter 😉
Well, I’d try to ask Enj out and say it’s only to talk about political things, but if he said no, I’d have lunch with Courf or Gavroche. : )
- And lastly…a hypothetical (well, the one above was a hypothetical too, but…). How do you think it would turn out if some of the barricade boys helped with your homework? 🙂
Hahahaha…. I can just see Enj making red (*wink, wink*) marks all over my math homework – “Yet another one wrong! Eowyn, you’re no longer a child!” Grantaire would give me some wine, of course. Jehan and I would talk about walks and books. I don’t know about the rest! After we were done with homework, though, I’d take them all to Ikea and we’d build a barricade. *nods*