"Just when you'd think they were more malignant than ever Hell could be, they could occasionally show more grace than Heaven ever dreamed of. Often the same individual was involved. It was this freewill thing, of course. It was a bugger." - Good Omens

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Prompts and drabbles are under the tag 'writings' while gifs or scans by me are under the tag 'my-gifs-or-images'.

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musical-treasures:

So a boyband walked onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage and everyone thought they were going to sing One Direction or something typical…and then they sung Stars from Les Miserables.

This is the best thing ever. Just listen to those harmonies <3

catsteaks:

A monument in Novosibirsk, Russia, dedicated to all the lab rats who were sacrificed for DNA research.

catsteaks:

A monument in Novosibirsk, Russia, dedicated to all the lab rats who were sacrificed for DNA research.

traces-on-a-page asked
How about a headcanon where Christine receives hate mail and becomes sad. Erik is flabbergasted. For a while, he doesn't know how to respond because he cannot conceive of anyone hating Christine. Then, he gets mad, and gathers all his Punjab lassos to go on a murderous rampage against the haters. But Christine stops him because she is incapable of hatred herself. She is the sweetest, kindest person, and Erik is like @%$#^& she'sanangel and puts the lassos away. ((*sheepish* dunno wat i'm doing))

soyouthinkmyeyesarefine:

elf-in-mirror:

Headcanon accepted!! Seriously, that’s what’d happen if the lair had wi-fi!

(Though, who are we kidding: Erik himself would probably write anon hate to Raoul and the managers and Carlotta and sometimes to the Daroga who’d understand at once who the “anon” was XD)

guys guys I think you just invented The Phantom of the Tumblr

"Don’t think that I don’t know it was you, Erik!"

"Daroga, what makes you say that! I will sign off as the Opera Ghost!"

"I have your IP address you nincompoop!"

"…"

Ok, let’s talk about Christine Daaé

elf-in-mirror:

This turned out to be much longer than I first intended it to be. Putting it under read-more so I won’t clog your dash.

Of course, nobody’s obligated to like any given character in any given fandom. If you’re not a fan of Christine, I’m certainly not here to convert you.

What I’m wondering, though, is where the "she’s just a spoilt pretty girl who gets everything she wants without any effort" - idea comes from.

I’m genuinely intrigued. Because - let’s look at Christine’s life story, shall we? She starts out as Swedish peasant girl who loses her mother at the age of just five. Much of her childhood is spent in misery, travelling between fairs with her father, sleeping in barns. That might sound all romantic and bohemian to a modern reader (and to be fair, Leroux probably intended it to sound romantic and bohemian too) - but, honestly - have you ever tried sleeping in a barn? In winter? In Sweden? Not much luxury there, I can assure you.

Also, let’s look briefly at the social standing of “travelling people” in Scandinavia in the 19th century, often referred to as “Fant” or “Loffare” when not of Romani descent. Generally, they were not held in high regard. At all. *insert discourse about discrimination and predjudice against “otherness” here*  True, there were some cases of travelling fiddlers who gained both fame and fortune, but as Leroux explicitly states, Daddy Daaé was not one of them;

"…the father, who cared only for his daughter and his music, sold his patch of ground and went to Upsala in search of fame and fortune. He found nothing but poverty.

Eventually, Daddy Daaé and Christine meet Professor Valerius and move to France with Valerius and his wife. Again, moving to Paris, learning a new language and new customs might sound thrilling and romantic. In real life, however, it’s an incredibly stressfull situation.(redeaths has written an excellent post about this and other aspects of Christine’s childhood, go read it! (x) )

Christine, still a young child at this point, copes better than her father, who becomes ever more depressed and finally dies from an unspecified disease. So after seeing her father wither away before her eyes, Christine is now an orphan in a foreign country. How does any of this make her spoilt? True, she has her adoptive family, but hey - in the meantime, Professor Valerius has died too! And Mama Valerius, while a sweet and lovable lady, does seem a bit unstable - at least by the time of the main PotO arch.

Fast foreward some years. We find that Christine is employed at the Opera Garnier, and, with the help of a certain angel of music, has become somewhat of a star. Wow. She belongs to the upper-class now, you might think. Surely she can do whatever she wants to - even marry the Vicomte de Chagny (or any other of her many admirers, should she so choose.)

Well, not really. See, back in the 19th century, the opera/theater was considered a sort of demi-monde. You might be famous, you might gain applause and even admiration - but you weren’t truly considered respectable. That’s why Philippe (Raoul’s brother) brings Raoul there to meet women.That’s why Philippe himself has an affair with la Sorelli, but would never considerer marrying her. That’s why he’s all cool when he thinks that Raoul wants Christine as his mistress, but throws a fit when he realizes that Raoul intends to marry her.

Christine is far from an upper-class socialite. Even Raoul accuses her of being an “opera wench” at a certain point, when he thinks that Erik is just some rich opera patron with whom she’s having an affair. After all, that would’ve been a common occurance at the opera.

In fact, this is why Leorux repeatedly writes that Christine was “innocent”. It was so common for theater girls back then to rely on the support of a wealthy patron (often becoming his mistress) that Leroux has to explicitly state that Christine hadn’t chosen that course of action. In essence, she was a self-made girl, “mistress of her own actions”. She went to school, graduated from the academy and earned a place at the Garnier before Erik even came into the picture!

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Ok, I could ramble on, but I’ll spare you from it and stop here. Now, I don’t intend to portray Christine as the perfect heroine who never makes any mistakes. She is naive - at least in the beginning of the book - , she does make mistakes, she even berates herself for it! Like her or dislike her. I just don’t see how it’s possible to view her as some spoilt upper-class girl who gets everything handed to her on a silver plate.

christinefrollophile:

A HUGE thank you to darthscyther from deviantART for bringing this gem to my attention.  The youtube account the video is from is his as well.  Full credit to him: Redeye

It’s rare to find any kind of interviews with Tony Jay’s thoughts on his character Judge Claude Frollo, so this is beyond exciting!  I will be posting this video over at my groups on deviantART as well.  Again, with full credit to Jeremy Galloway, the deviantART user and youtube uploader of this amazing gem of a video. 

Enjoy everyone and thank you again to Jeremy aka darthscythyer/Redeye!  XD

Disclaimer: Do not repost this video without giving any credit to Jeremy.  I prefer you ONLY reblog as he presented this to me to share with everyone.  Be respectful. :)

Idioms for very bad NDdP jokes

Gringoire made the manikin’s bells jingle. He got off on the wrong foot.

Sang Dieu! Ventre-Dieu! Bédieu! Corps de Dieu! Nombril de Belzebuth! Nom d’un pape! Come et tonnerre! – pardon Phoebus’s French

A cloaked Frollo follows Phoebus. He’s a blessing in disguise.

Paquette or Gudule? Mum’s the word.

Gringoire saved Djali instead of Esmeralda. He got her goat.

How did the skeleton fall to dust? It’s a bone of contention.

Imma serious writer, I swear.

(prompted by the-lavoie-blog's post)

opera-comic:

It started as a rather ordinary rough pencil sketch. But I added a bit watercolour…. Well, poor unhappy Erik. :(

opera-comic:

It started as a rather ordinary rough pencil sketch. But I added a bit watercolour…. Well, poor unhappy Erik. :(

samspratt:

"Daenerys" - Illustration by samspratt

Finally finished. Had a little too much fun painting all that loose, whispy, wooshy, hair. Now right back to the art cave to continue research on a poster I’m particularly excited about.

http://mendedpixie.tumblr.com/post/82713782759/rumpelstiltskinned-rumpelstiltskinned

rumpelstiltskinned:

rumpelstiltskinned:

Everyone, I think I’ve found the solution. Erik just needs to be adopted by the Weasleys.

Loving but stern (“If you pull that ‘angel of music’ stunt on that poor girl you will regret it”) foster mum? Check. Two twins who would love to have a…

notredamedeparisfans:

the-lavoie-blog:


Les Miserables of Notre Dame!
So me and a friend were talking about a Les Mis/ NDdP crossover last night and this was made. I know some people think Daniel should be Javert but I think he’d make a great Valjean as well cause Valjean has white/grey hair and his in his 60s by the end of the story so it makes since why I chose Lavoie. Garou as Javert, Helene as Fatine, and Juile as Cosette.Maybe Patrick as Marius. I had way to much fun making this! This is two of my favorite musicals based on my favorite books by my favorite author! :) Enjoy! :D If you use it please give me credit and let me know! :)






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notredamedeparisfans:

the-lavoie-blog:

Les Miserables of Notre Dame!

So me and a friend were talking about a Les Mis/ NDdP crossover last night and this was made. I know some people think Daniel should be Javert but I think he’d make a great Valjean as well cause Valjean has white/grey hair and his in his 60s by the end of the story so it makes since why I chose Lavoie. Garou as Javert, Helene as Fatine, and Juile as Cosette.Maybe Patrick as Marius. I had way to much fun making this! This is two of my favorite musicals based on my favorite books by my favorite author! :) Enjoy! :D If you use it please give me credit and let me know! :)

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Addressing a few recent phandom problems:

not-your-average-phan:

-don’t talk shiz about Christine

-don’t glorify Erik

-don’t bash Raoul

-it’s ok to ship e/c

-it’s ok to ship r/c

-heck, ship e/r/c if you want to

-and also don’t be racist

themelodiesofmidnight:

fdelopera:

riaglitta:

fdelopera:

hopsjollyhigh:

hopsjollyhigh:

i feel leroux erik so hard i want all of my clothes to have “don’t touch me” written on them

"I am Red Death Stalking Abroad" is optional

Now I want “Ne me touchez pas!” printed on all my shirts!

I read “I am Red Death Skating Abroad” first and wondered what I missed somewhere…

Okay, change of plans, I want “Red Death Skating Abroad” printed on all my shirts!!!