Have you read the unabridged book?
Yes, I have indeed
Have you read more than one translation of the book?
I have the original french, english (hapgood) and spanish
Do you have a self-annotated copy of the book?
Unfortunately not, although I do highlight my favourite parts on my kindle
Do you own a vintage copy of the Brick?
No, but it is my mission in life to find a vintage edition of Hapgood
Do you own or have access to all of the translations?
Have you read the book in the original French?
No (although I have the original french book despite my inability to speak french)
Have you ever read Cosette or another spinoff?
No (unless fanfic counts)
Do you laugh at the sight of pears?
No (I should probably understand that reference but it has slipped my mind)
Can you remember at least three words of argot?
No, to my shame I cannot (Although I love Hapgood's translation of that chapter)
Do you cry at the book?
Of course (the barricade chapters left me inconsolable)
Have you ever tried to explain a Hugolian pun to someone who’s never read the Brick?
Do you quote favourite lines from the Brick in French by default?
Of course- especially in conversations with people who I know won't notice
Does your copy of the Brick fall open at a chapter that is particularly important to you?
My copy of the brick being on my kindle... no
Can you identify the difference between translations without looking up the translator?
In certain chapters- I could identify between hapgood, rose and denny but not everywhere
Do you have strong opinions on the difference between translations?
HAPGOOD FOREVER... (yes)
Have you read the apocrypha of draft material that didn't make it to the final novel?
I have indeed
Do you know which translation has an extra barricade boy survive?
This exists... please someone tell me where?
Can you name the real life inspirations for five or more characters?
Valjean-Hugo Marius- Hugo.... umm no other than that I'm drawing a blank
Have you read another Hugo novel?
No, although I intend to read NDdP soon
Have you read another Hugo novel that isn’t Notre-Dame de Paris?
No, see above
Have you seen the musical on stage?
Yes I have indeed
Have you seen a professional production of the musical on stage?
Have you seen more than one professional production (i.e. by different directors) of the musical on stage?
No, just once (the rest were school productions)
Have you seen the musical more than five times?
No, just 4 times
Have you seen the musical more than twenty times?
No, see above
Have you stagedoored after a performance?
Do you own a video of one of the anniversary concerts?
Yes, both the TAC and 25ac
Did you attend one of the anniversary concerts?
If going to see it livestreamed to cinemas counts then yes (25ac) If not then no
Do you own one of the official musical recordings?
I own lots of them
Do you own an official musical recording in a language other than your own?
French and spanish
Do you own more than five official recordings?
OFC, OLC, OBC, CSR, Paris 1991, movie recordings
Do you own all of the official recordings?
No, just the ones above and a few others
Have you gone to see another musical/play/concert because of an actor from Les Mis?
Do you possess an unofficial recording?
I think so
Do you possess more than 10?
Do you possess more than 100?
Do you know every single lyric in the current version of musical?
I think so, you'd have to test me and tell me if I launch into CSR territory though
Do you still sing the CSR lyrics by default?
Yes, yes, yes. The CSR is what Les Mis should be.
Can you sing an entire song from the Original French version in French?
Yes, I think I could sing a few.
Have you seen live or purchased a recording of another B&S musical because of Les Mis?
Have you seen the musical movie (2012/2013)?
Did you see the musical movie more than 5 times at the cinema?
Just the twice.
Did you attend a showing of the movie in Les Mis themed attire?
In my Éponine hat
Do you have a copy of the shooting script?
I think it's in my computer somewhere (yes)
Have you seen Shoujo Cosette?
Yes (I love it)
Have you seen Les Miseranimals?
Have you seen the 2000 (Depardieu/Malkovich) miniseries?
My first exposure to non-musical les mis
Have you seen the 1998 (Neeson/Rush) movie?
Nope, although I will soon
Have you seen the 1995 (Belmondo) film?
Have you seen the 1982 (Lino Ventura) version?
Have you seen the 1978 (Jordan/Perkins) film?
Have you seen the 1957 (Gabin/Blier) movie)
Have you seen the 1952 (Rennie/Newton) film?
Have you seen the 1947 I Miserabili (Cervi/Hinrich) film?
Have you seen the 1935 (March/Laughton) film?
Have you seen the 1934 (Baur/Vanel) film?
Have you seen another film not on this list?
Do you have to watch film adaptations alone so that you don’t annoy others with incessant commentary?
Yes, but sometimes I enjoy making sarcastic comments
Have you imported a DVD from another country for the purposes of watching one?
Have you listened to a radio/audio adaptation?
The bbc one (yes)
Do you post on Abaisse?
I do (although I haven't been posting as much recently)
Did you post on Le Café?
Did you read The Barricade?
The what ?(I should probably know about this)
Do you have a Les Mis related tumblr URL?
Do you read Les Mis fanfiction?
Do you write Les Mis fanfiction?
Have you written a prompt on the kink meme?
Have you written a fill on the kink meme?
Have you read Christian Caron?
Have you finished it?
Have you read A Wasps’ Nest?
Have you read fanfic by Marianne?
Have you read fanfic by Colonel Despard?
Have you read fanfic by TheHighestPie?
Have you read fanfic by MmeBahorel?
Have you read fanfic by AMarguerite?
Have you read fanfic by LesMisLoony?
Have you published fanart on the internet?
Have you made money out of fanart or other fan creations?
Have you ever got involved in a shipping argument?
I've talked about my opinions on abaisse but I haven't really gotten involved as more than an observer on tumblr because of how vicious things have become recently. I've been known to ship E/OC and E/É on occasion although I also ship E/R sometimes. So, yeah, I've been involved in the debate, but not the arguments.
Have you played Arm Joe?
No, but I'd like to
Have you visited a Les Mis site in France?
Yes (just not knowingly and I will be returning to Paris in august and I intend to do lots of les mis site seeing)
Have you cosplayed a Les Mis character to a public event? (full costume rather than vaguely reminiscent pieces)
I wore my Éponine hat and a trench coat to the 25ac cinema trip.
Have you identified intentional Les Mis references in other media?
Do you wear an item of official Les Mis merchandise in public?
I don't have any at the moment
Have you read academic literature in the name of Les Mis research?
Have you read academic literature in another language in the name of Les Mis research?
Have you written an academic piece of work on Les Mis (any version)?
No, wait... YES, I wrote pieces for my spanish oral exam about Les Mis
Have you named an inanimate real life object after a Les Mis character?
Yes, most of my musical instruments are named after characters from les mis, wicked, phantom etc.
Have you named a living thing after a Les Mis character?
I don't have any pets (or children) , so no
Do you celebrate (or otherwise mark) Barricade Day?
Wearing red and black
Do you have a musical dreamcast from several different eras that includes understudies?
Can you hold a conversation in French?
Je ne pas d'animaux, j'ai une plante de basilic (clearly, no)
Do you have a Les Mis ringtone set on your phone?
Not yet hehehe
Do you have particular habits that govern the way you appreciate Les Mis? (e.g. never listening to
the finale outside a theatre, reading in a certain order)
Always listening from the start of the album. Especially the CSR
Is your career/major influenced by your love of Les Mis?
Not particularly although I have been know to quote the brick in my assignments despite the fact that I study medicine
When faced with a difficult decision or situation, do you determine your best course of action by thinking "what would [character] do?"
I have been known to think that way
Do you have a crush on a character in Les Mis despite their fictional nature?
Do you consider an appreciation of Les Mis to be an essential thing in a significant other?
Not essential, just incredibly desirable
Do you have a Les Mis themed tattoo?
Brick – Find the Abaisse post that contains your most indepth and insightful analysis of the Brick and link to it. Score out of 5 points.
Looking back on my abaisse posts I can't say that I've posted anything too insightful. Considering my answer to the question of "what was the lasting legacy of the french revolution?" was "Sydney Carton", I think I'm not at my most insightful on this forum.
Musical - Choose your favourite main character. Rank your top five performers in the role, giving reasons for each. Score out of 5 points.
Ok, I'm going to go for Javert here, just because I think I can give good reasons.
Philip Quast- he is Javert (do not forget his name, do not forget him). He looks and sounds perfect as Javert. And most everyone agrees on it
Michael McCarthy- Often classed as the best not-Quast. I had the privilege of hearing this man twice on stage as Javert... and not knowing it, and then realising that I had not only seen him in 2005 but he had been the Javert in Dublin '93 when my parents saw the show before I was born. I nearly had a heart attack when I realised that
Roger Allam- Roger Allam can do no wrong in my eyes. His Javert is not to everyone's liking but I enjoy his calm, cool sarcasticness
Earl Carpenter- I saw Earl as the Phantom and from what I have seen of his Javert, I am very impressed. He has wonderful stage presence and I love his voice too.
Hadley Fraser- Angry!Javert. This is probably my longest post without talking about my darling Hadders. Enough said.
Film – Pick a film adaptation of your choice and name the five greatest crimes against Hugo committed in it. Score out of 5 points.
1. No fall of the barricade scene
3. The "I love Cosette" scene
4. Éponine trying to bargain with Marius (that scene went way too far)
5. Lack of characterisation of Barricade boys (it was a serial, it had the time)
Fandom – Summarise what you think are the five biggest contributions to Les Mis fandom you have made. Score out of 5 points
1. Founded (les mis extended musical) on this forum. We need to work on that again.
2. Been pacifist in some shipping wars
Not sure that I've really done much else.
Obsession – Tell us the most embarrassingly nerdy story of your Les Mis obsession. Score out of 5 points.
I think my life is just general Les Mis obession, I'm not sure there's anything particular. Unless you count my best friend's birthday where, wearing my Enjolras jacket, I decided to start ranting about social injustice. My friend now calls me Enjolras