Tag Archives: Les Misérables

On Top of the World: On Internet Friendships and Why Fandom Matters (The Adventures of Three Friends in Europe)

When I stepped inside Victor Hugo’s house a little over a week ago, it felt like a pilgrimage. It felt like the culmination of the last 3+ years of my life, of every wonderful friendship cemented over a shared love of Hugo’s Les Miserables, a brick of a novel. This all started because of a […]

Remembering My Mother: On Grief, Les Mis, and the Strange Poetry of Life

For all of its randomness, life has poetry sometimes. On this day in history, June 5, 2004 my mom died. The next day, June 6th, was my 16th birthday. On these day(s) in history 184 years ago is when the rebellion famously featured in Les Mis occurred, otherwise known as the June Rebellion. Or as […]

The Power of Stories (Or an Essay on Why I Don’t Usually Like Things Casually)

I don’t like things casually. This occured to me as I was watching the Hamilton performance at the Grammy’s while I sank slowly into the couch cushions and got tears in my eyes, intermittently emitting a soft squeak. To be fair, I wasn’t alone in this; my roommate was grabbing the sleeve of my sweatshirt […]

Don’t Stay Silent: A Few Words on Why We Have the Power to Change the World

Warning: a lot of passionate ranting ahead. Every time I log onto my Facebook feed, it seems, people are saying the world is ending. The world in general, the world as we know it, the way society functions. So many things are ending. The “world is ending” so often in fact, that I’m rather constantly […]

Les Mis Redux: Finding My Voice

This is a bit more of a personal post than usual, but it is also one I feel very compelled to write, one of those moments when if I don’t get the words down on the page, my soul feels stuck . I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days, but due to […]

The Spirit of Rebellion

Admittedly I’ve been less than consistent with posting on this blog because of the two other major writing projects I’m currently working on, and this post is a bit of a departure from the norm (though it will tie in, and I’m thinking of expanding my blog topics) but this is a place where my […]

So Les Misérables…Is it Worth all the Hype?

In answer to the title of this blog post? Yes. Absolutely, positively, YES. There’s been a huge amount of hype surrounding Les Mis over the past several weeks due to the movie’s release in the U.S.  on Christmas Day and just a few days ago in Britain and several other countries. This movie has been […]