Three guns and one goes off
One's empty, one's not quick enough
One burn, one red, one grin
Search the graves while the camera spins
“Before him he saw two roads, both equally straight; but he did see two; and that terrified him—he who had never in his life known anything but one straight line. And, bitter anguish, these two roads were contradictory.”
Asexual Enjolras passionately defending his orientation from an early age—even though he doesn’t even know it is an orientation, just that this is how he is and he’s not going to change even if he is the only one in the world who feels this way; Enjolras mercilessly taking down anyone who tries to shame him for being a virgin at age 20 (because “virgin” is a misogynistic and meaninless social construct, you piece of shit, and why should a person’s worth be based on what particular gymnastic they have or have not done with their genitals); Enjolras arguing with the people who say he’s too young to know or just a late bloomer or just inexperienced, using persuasive arguments but mostly just overpowering the naysayers with the pure force of his confidence in his own feelings and experiences.
Asexual Combeferre carefully observing his peers and getting worried when he starts to notice that he’s different from them when it comes to the things that they seem to consider so central to their lives and identities; Combeferre researching human sexuality and everything he reads about “normal” human sexuality just making him feel more and more upset about the way he is, because he’s not like that and why isn’t he and did he do something wrong somewhere along the way and now he’s fucked up forever?; Combeferre finally stumbling upon one obscure article in a scientific journal with a few pages about this thing called “asexuality” and sitting there sobbing over his laptop at 2 in the morning because he’s not broken and there are other people like him in the world and maybe everything’s going to be okay after all.
Asexual Courfeyrac growing up not realizing that his experience is any different from anyone else’s, thinking that all this “I’d tap that” stuff is just how guys talk and nobody really means anything by it of course; Courfeyrac being extremely tactile and affectionate and constantly getting misinterpreted because he has a vague sense that other people feel differently about this stuff but he doesn’t really get it and so he always forgets; Courfeyrac learning about asexuality and spending six months being really confused about what his feelings are and how to classify himself before coming to accept that he’s different and then being blown over with the realization that he’s free to love people in the way that’s natural to him and he doesn’t have to conform to anyone else’s expectations for what he has to want or how he’s supposed to feel; Courfeyrac becoming a huge proponent of celebrating Love in all its many flavors and forms.
my day was pretty good, thanks! and thank you very much, you’re so kind. :)
Mike Warren + smiling
why would you have cis men playing trans women when there is a fundamental lack of representation of trans women in the mainstream media
why didn’t we just paint jennifer lawrence’s face black and have her play lupita’s part? fuck off
Enjolras, comissioned by librium.
Anne Hathaway - 86th annual Academy Award
William Shakespeare, Henry V (via spinningcastle)
#montparnasse doesn’t recognize the quote #but loves the sound of it nonetheless #rasped out from between tired lips that are made from devilry themselves #as montparnasse pillows his head on a still-trembling thigh #and smiles in knowing darkness (via maraschinocheri)