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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Sun May 05, 2013 10:34 pm

Acaila wrote:
FortressDoor wrote:2. Any mention of Susan Boyle- You are now an oxygen thief.


Errr....harsh much? :?


I personally thought she sang the song very well. Not acted, of course, because that wasn't the point. She never tried to "be Fantine," and thinking that that's the best interpretation of Fantine would, in fact, be more than a tad silly, but I kinda think people should give the girl a bit of credit, and be glad that Les Mis got some recognition for it only as a side. The opinion of a non-singer, there, though.
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby Acaila » Sun May 05, 2013 10:37 pm

I am not really fussed by her either way, but I think describing anyone who so much as mentions her - someone who, like it or not, did bring a heck of a lot of attention to a song most people in the general public were not familiar with - in conjunction with Les Mis as an oxygen thief is an overreaction that takes things too far.

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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby freedomlover » Sun May 05, 2013 11:59 pm

"Enjolras the anti-freedom tyrant. "---- enough said ;) Even though I'm sure they were trolls...
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby FortressDoor » Mon May 06, 2013 9:01 am

Rachel wrote:What's so bad about Susan Boyle?

*steals some oxygen*


Sorry, badly worded

just anything along the lines of "Hey they stole this from Susan Boyle" or "I can't beleive Susan Boyle wrote this" or something.

You can say "Susan Boyle sang this song well"- that's fine :roll:

Also fine, they aren't oxygen theives, that was mean sorry :oops:
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby FortressDoor » Mon May 06, 2013 9:07 am

I read a Youtube comment the other day that claimed that Twilight was a more realistic and romantic love story than Les Misérables

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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Mon May 06, 2013 9:09 am

That might have been a comment from a troll. There was an issue about that on Youtube.
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby Majestic_Picnob » Tue May 07, 2013 3:32 am

freedomlover wrote:"Enjolras the anti-freedom tyrant. "---- enough said ;) Even though I'm sure they were trolls...


I'll admit I've come across a couple fics where Enjolras wins and turns into Comrade Fidel overnight, but I'm pretty sure they were all intended as black comedy. It never made much sense to me, anyway; the June Rebellion was more than just his group and I never got the impression he was the overall leader of the entire protest, so even if he did harbor secret dictatorial ambitions I don't think he'd be the first choice to rule the entire country if the Rebellion succeeded...
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby meow139 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:36 pm

This was between me and my aunt last month.

Me: I just watched Les Mis again.
Aunt: That sad movie?
M: Yep, that one. You saw it?
A: Yeah, everyone dies.
M: Not EVERYONE.
A: No, the girl lives, and so does Jean.
M: (Wondering if she means Prouvaire) Jean?
A: Yeah, the guy who stole the police guy's-
M: Uhh, no, Valjean died! (I should have let her continue. What would she have said?)
A: No, he lived.
M: He died. At the end.
A: No he didn't, at the end he met his wife.
M: HIS WIFE?
A: Who died from constipa-
M: Consumption, possibly, I'm not sure. She was just really sick. And you mean Fantine.
A: His wife.
M: No, she was a prostitute.
A: He had a prostitute?!
M: Dear lord... no, they weren't married, and Valjean died at the end.
A: No, I saw the movie the other day, he was fine.
M: HE DIED.

Then I show her the ending of the film, and this happens.

A: Oh, so he really was dead all along?
M: ... WHAT?
A: He died on the furniture mountain and then his wife-
M: A prostitute-
A: His prostitute was still there and they got married then>
M: Why would they get married THEN?
A: All the people there, and she's wearing the pretty dress-
M: No.
A: But was he dead all along?
M: This is not the Matrix. Did you even see the whole movie?
A ... no. But I saw the musical. Once.
M: When?
A: Two years ago.

Sorry for the long rant, I had to share this somewhere.
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby WhoIam » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:45 pm

Oh my goodness, WHAT WAS THAT?!!!
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby Gervais » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:54 am

The furniture mountain. :lol: Thanks to you and your aunt for making my day a little more amusing. Really, though, if someone isn't paying a lot of attention to it, I can kind of see where she's coming from for... A little bit of that.
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby Acaila » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:58 am

Derp, I only just realised what was meant by the furniture mountain from Gervais' post. I had thought of the mountain at the very beginning!
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby CeridwenLynne » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:27 pm

The one thing I've heard that really makes me mad is when people say "Oh! You like Les Mis. Isn't that that show about the French Revolution where everyone dies?" I always end up saying some thing like "It's not about The French Revolution but the 1832 rebellion and not EVERYONE dies -- only the characters I love most of all."
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby Zonkamatic » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:04 pm

Not quite stupid, but perhaps a reason why the TAC idea for indoctrinating new people into the fandom (although they claimed to have read the brick; knowing them it would have been a heavily abridged version):
'How did Valjean manage to become mayor if he was still on parole, and being looked at as a criminal?'
I always thought it was heavily implied with 'another story must begin', but that's probably because of the physical tearing up of the ticket.

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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby FortressDoor » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:15 pm

meow139 wrote:This was between me and my aunt last month.

Me: I just watched Les Mis again.
Aunt: That sad movie?
M: Yep, that one. You saw it?
A: Yeah, everyone dies.
M: Not EVERYONE.
A: No, the girl lives, and so does Jean.
M: (Wondering if she means Prouvaire) Jean?
A: Yeah, the guy who stole the police guy's-
M: Uhh, no, Valjean died! (I should have let her continue. What would she have said?)
A: No, he lived.
M: He died. At the end.
A: No he didn't, at the end he met his wife.
M: HIS WIFE?
A: Who died from constipa-
M: Consumption, possibly, I'm not sure. She was just really sick. And you mean Fantine.
A: His wife.
M: No, she was a prostitute.
A: He had a prostitute?!
M: Dear lord... no, they weren't married, and Valjean died at the end.
A: No, I saw the movie the other day, he was fine.
M: HE DIED.

Then I show her the ending of the film, and this happens.

A: Oh, so he really was dead all along?
M: ... WHAT?
A: He died on the furniture mountain and then his wife-
M: A prostitute-
A: His prostitute was still there and they got married then>
M: Why would they get married THEN?
A: All the people there, and she's wearing the pretty dress-
M: No.
A: But was he dead all along?
M: This is not the Matrix. Did you even see the whole movie?
A ... no. But I saw the musical. Once.
M: When?
A: Two years ago.

Sorry for the long rant, I had to share this somewhere.


This happened to my mum when she watched the 1998 movie XD.
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Re: Stupid things you've heard people say about Les Mis

Postby R the Cynic » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:38 pm

meow139 wrote:This was between me and my aunt last month.

Me: I just watched Les Mis again.
Aunt: That sad movie?
M: Yep, that one. You saw it?
A: Yeah, everyone dies.
M: Not EVERYONE.
A: No, the girl lives, and so does Jean.
M: (Wondering if she means Prouvaire) Jean?
A: Yeah, the guy who stole the police guy's-
M: Uhh, no, Valjean died! (I should have let her continue. What would she have said?)
A: No, he lived.
M: He died. At the end.
A: No he didn't, at the end he met his wife.
M: HIS WIFE?
A: Who died from constipa-
M: Consumption, possibly, I'm not sure. She was just really sick. And you mean Fantine.
A: His wife.
M: No, she was a prostitute.
A: He had a prostitute?!
M: Dear lord... no, they weren't married, and Valjean died at the end.
A: No, I saw the movie the other day, he was fine.
M: HE DIED.

Then I show her the ending of the film, and this happens.

A: Oh, so he really was dead all along?
M: ... WHAT?
A: He died on the furniture mountain and then his wife-
M: A prostitute-
A: His prostitute was still there and they got married then>
M: Why would they get married THEN?
A: All the people there, and she's wearing the pretty dress-
M: No.
A: But was he dead all along?
M: This is not the Matrix. Did you even see the whole movie?
A ... no. But I saw the musical. Once.
M: When?
A: Two years ago.

Sorry for the long rant, I had to share this

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I've gotten the "why are you so obsessed with a play about the French Revolution where everyone dies?"
several times, but probably the worst one is "why is it called 'lame is'? What's the big fuss about that?"
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