Visual Inspirations for Characters

Any research done in relation to the period of Les Misérables, whether for fanfiction or fanart purposes or otherwise.
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Acaila » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:36 pm

Ben Whishaw in historical parts seems to work for Joly for me:

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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Rachelle » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:41 pm

I always pictured Joly with paler hair but Ben has the right face. I think Hugh Skinner was perfect in the role though.
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Acaila » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:48 pm

Hugh took a while for me to warm up to actually! Mostly because I thought the bit of him with the pipe and the bit of him melting stuff made him look a bit too Theon Greyjoy :?
But rewatching + tumblr giffing his every facial expression made me reconsider very quickly. And yes, until I saw pics of Ben in Bright Star, I thought of him with lighter hair too. Ah, that's what dye and wigs are for, right? :D
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Rachelle » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:52 pm

Acaila wrote:Hugh took a while for me to warm up to actually! Mostly because I thought the bit of him with the pipe and the bit of him melting stuff made him look a bit too Theon Greyjoy :?
But rewatching + tumblr giffing his every facial expression made me reconsider very quickly. And yes, until I saw pics of Ben in Bright Star, I thought of him with lighter hair too. Ah, that's what dye and wigs are for, right? :D


He does look a bit like Theon Greyjoy actually. haha
The tumblr stuff is epic. Especially that clip of him on the final barricade with a comment like "Am I the only one who's realised that we are all dead?"
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Acaila » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:04 pm

It was one in the same series that made me fall in love with him. "What's wrong today?" (Please say it's not contagious)"
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Rachelle » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:07 pm

Acaila wrote:It was one in the same series that made me fall in love with him. "What's wrong today?" (Please say it's not contagious)"

That is genius!! Ok, Joly needs to be in the next chapter of my fanfiction. Joly and bananas.
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Acaila » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:13 pm

What are you writing?
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Rachelle » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:23 pm

Acaila wrote:What are you writing?


I haven't worked on it in a while but it's a fic based around changing a few events in the story and therefore changing what happens later on. I've an OC that I've been trying to keep from Mary-Sue land. Marius needs to get killed on the barricade somehow and I can't work out how it's going to happen. It's complicated. It seemed so simple originally.
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Acaila » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:30 pm

Hahahaha, don't they always! I am so desperately wanting to get my first chapter done tonight and failing miserably because I feel like I need to stick closer to Hugo than I'm doing :( And I've ended up reading heaps of the Brick again for research. Not to mention research on Napoleon!
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Rachelle » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:34 pm

Acaila wrote:Hahahaha, don't they always! I am so desperately wanting to get my first chapter done tonight and failing miserably because I feel like I need to stick closer to Hugo than I'm doing :( And I've ended up reading heaps of the Brick again for research. Not to mention research on Napoleon!


Mine got complicated when I realised that the timeline I had in my head didn't match the original timeline in the book. So I have to rethink the order of events, and when you've already messed with the events, that's hard. I'm also trying to ship Enjolras with the aforementioned OC (not at the moment, but later in the story) and that is just about the hardest thing to write.
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby MmeBahorel » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:07 am

Dan's hair is dark. They lightened it for Downton. So weird the first couple episodes to see him blond, but now it's to the point I think he looks a little weird in all pictures, regardless of hair colour, because I feel like none of them look natural anymore.
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Rachelle » Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:09 am

He was blonde when he played Arthur in a version of dracula as well. I think he suits the blond better.
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby freedomlover » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:40 pm

My Enjolras is Aaron Tviet ;)


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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby Jehans Rose » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:15 am

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In this pose Scarlett O'Hara reminds me of Muschietta


Don't ask me how I came to imagine Jehan with Cillian's features:
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Re: Visual Inspirations for Characters

Postby SpiritOfDawn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:34 am

Oh, that is definitely a Musichetta look :-)
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