Saturday, August 3, 2013

Hello, friends!

I'm sorry it's been so long since my last post.
But I have been having bloggers block.
I really don't know what to post about (on the subject of Les Mis!).
I've been busy with running an Instagram page, travelling, writing, and listening to a lot of music.

If you don't know me very well, you should know that music is a really big part in my life. I like just about every genre of music, actually.
Though, mainstream music really ISN'T my favorite. (Woah, I sound like such a hipster, haha)

My favorite music is probably classic rock from the sixties.
I don't know, it's always really interested me.
I don't always agree with the lifestyle choices of the musicians, but their music is lovely.

My favorites are The Beatles. I can't explain why, they just are.

This post really isn't making much sense.
I just feel bad that I haven't been posting.

So, I'll leave you all with a question: What's your favorite music genre, and your favorite artist?

Over and Out!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My secret ship...

Hey guys!

I'm sure you're all MAD with excitement to know my "secret ship".


Here it is. (By the way, all the edits are mine!)

My favorite edit of these two. Song: Girl by The Beatles.
Jehponine is my OTP. I mean, I honestly ship Enjonine but...

Eponine is a very strong-willed person but at the same time, I think she needs someone to let her feelings out to.

Eponine has had a hard life and perhaps all she needs is someone sensitive. Someone who would hold her as she cried and make her forget all her troubles.

I think Jehan would be perfect for her. Jehan would help her forget her awful past.

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Can't you just see Jehan telling Eponine that he doesn't care about her past because he just wants to be a part of her future? (Well..I can 'cause I put that in a short Fan Fic about the two of them.)

Without You by Rosario Dawson from the Major Motion Picture, RENT

Eponine would let all her walls come down and feel, for the first time in her life, that she was important to someone.

Innocence by Avril Laveign (That may be spell wrong)

For the first time Eponine could tell someone about her past and that person wouldn't either A. Take advantage of her or B. Go out looking her father or his gang and try to get into fight (Enjolras, I love you dearly, but I have a feeling this is what you'd do.)

The One You Love by Passenger 
Instead Jehan would comfort her and tell her that it would all be okay and that she would never have to worry about those people again. Because he would protect her.

Safe and Sound by Taylor Swift
Eponine would finally come out of her scared state and finally feel comfortable around the people who loved her the most. The people who I like to think were a second family to her: Les Amis de l'ABC. But mostly Jehan.

Higher Window by Josh Groban
I think her death would be much similar as it is in the real story. (This is going by movie not Brick.) Perhaps a gun was pointed at Jehan during the chaos of the first attack and Eponine, who couldn't bear to see her love leave her and die, disguised herself and went on the barricade so that she could protect the one thing that meant the most to her; Eponine ran in front of the gun and was shot. Jehan noticed right away and then comforted her in her last moments.

The Call by Regina Spektor
I think Jehan's death would be the same as it is in the regular story. But maybe he was more accepting of death after her death. See, I always think of Jehan being a bit hesitant to go out there and fight. That he was a bit unnerved by the thought of his death. But then, quoting Harry Potter on this, after Eponine's death, he greeted Death as an Old Friend.

The Call by Regina Spektor
And now, I shall present you with the Jehponine theme song:
{Click here for the song if you haven't heard it before. It's beautiful and could relate to just about any Les Mis ship!}

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

And then that word grew louder and louder
Til it was a battle cry

I'll come back
When you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything's changing
Doesn't mean it's never
Been this way before

All you can do is try to know
Who your friends are
As you head off to the war

Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light

You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say good bye

You'll come back
When it's over
No need to say good bye

Now we're back to the beginning
It's just a feeling and no one knows yet
But just because they can't feel it too
Doesn't mean that you have to forget

Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
Til they're before your eyes

You'll come back
When they call you
No need to say good bye

You'll come back
When they call you
No need to say good bye

Well. That was a quite a sizable post. I feel like I wrote a very vague fan fic in this post. 
I was wondering: would you guys like to hear about any more of my favorite ships? Yay or Nay?

What are YOUR thoughts on Jehponine? Comment them below...

Until Next Time,

Monday, June 3, 2013


Hey, guys!
Ahhhh! It has been so long since I've posted! I feel terrible.

I'm currently on vacation so again, I probably won't be writing too many posts. Which makes me feel HORRIBLE. I've really let this blog go.

But, you guys, should go over to Ramblings Of A Janeite because the always lovely Eva is having a Barricade Boys week! And perhaps you'll see a guest post by a certain blogger about Jehan Prouvaire..*hint hint*;)

Perhaps sometime this week I'll give you guys a look at my personal favorite ship that I kinda created myself. Well, I've found several others who ship it but... I was one of the first;)

Hopefully, I'll talk to you all soon!And perhaps finish my Combeferre fan fiction! One of my lovely followers on Pinterest gave me some amazing ideas! (Thanks so much again, Hannah!!)

Until next time!

PS. I just realized my Jehan fan fiction has gotten 285 page views.... WOW!!!!!!!!! Thank you guys! I'm glad you enjoyed it! 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Long Time, No Post....

Hey Guys!
I AM SO SORRY FOR NOT POSTING IN A REALLY LONG TIME! I've been busy! Play Practice is really time-consuming and school work is too! But one of the reasons is: I don't know what to post about! (I've given up on Combeferre's story. I don't know where to go with it! If you've got any ideas, I'd be happy to  hear them!)

So, I've decided, at least once a week, I'll have a post about a specific barricade boy. Focus on them and say why I love them! (Because I do love all of them!)

Also, what are your guys' thoughts on me writing an Enjonine fan fiction? Not trying to copy Eva or Sierra in any way, I've just been really thinking hard about writing one! So what? Yay or Nay?

To bring you up to date on what's going on in my life (I'm thinking about doing one of these once a month!):

1.  I've got 4 or 5 weeks left of my first year in "real" school. It's been an amazing experience. I've met some great people. I'm so blessed to have the privilege to go to such an amazing Christian School! Only downside is that my absolute favorite teacher will be moving over-seas next year. I'm going to miss her a lot! But I'm so blessed to have gotten to have her as a teacher.

2. It's April and there is still at least a foot of snow on the ground. I think it was 25-ish degrees today. Woo-hoo? -__- (I love North Dakota in the Winter Time! ....Said No One Ever)

3. I'm currently reading 'Catcher in the Rye'. I can honestly say it's stressing me out.

4. I've convinced my dad to read Les Miserables...... But on the condition that I will read 'Tale of Two Cities'. (Joke is on him! ToTC is only 418 pages! HA! That looks like a tiny book compared to The Brick.)

5. I get to go see Catch Me if You Can in Kansas City this summer with my Aunt! Woo-Hoo!

6. Lately, I've been listening to The Beatles! Probably one of my most favorite bands ever!

7. I'm kinda in love with the musical 'Ragtime' lately! It's so beautifully done!

8. Also, I've been listening to 'Love Never Dies'.... I think it's beautiful;)

9. My best friend is going to come up from Iowa this summer and I'm going to introduce her to Les Miserables and she's going to show me the 'Love Never Dies' movie. I have mixed feelings about it. I love the music but I'm so Team Raoul!!!!!

10. My asthma has been acting up on me....again. >.<

Over and Out!

Friday, April 19, 2013

~Beyond the Barricade~ Part 10

Sorry, guys, I haven't been on much. I've been really busy with play practice and homework and stuff. I'm really sorry! Anyway, here's the final part of ~Beyond the Barricade~! It's been so much fun writing it and hearing your feedback. So, my Combeferre fan fiction....I'm not sure what to do with it. Any suggestions of what I can do with the story? Anyway......

~Beyond the Barricade~ Part 10
Three years later
Angeline was getting ready. Her mother and father were taking her to the theatre for her nineteenth birthday. She had changed since that week years before. She didn't talk much anymore. Cosette and Marius didn't know what to do with her. She was very melancholy. The only time she was sincerely happy was when she was helping the poor. After she has seen the living conditions of Maria and Azelma, Angeline devoted all her time to helping the paupers of France. Cosette and Marius were proud, of course, but they could tell she was lonely. The leaving of Chandler had been hard on her. She had been heartbroken for days. After she had somewhat gotten over it, she refused to talk about him. For the first time in three years, Angeline was doing something for herself. She walked downstairs where her parents were waiting. 

"You look beautiful, Angeline." Her father said. 

"Thank you, Papa." She said, smiling her rare smile. The family walked to the theatre. 

They settled into their seats. Angeline saw the name of the play on a poster. She didn't make out the name of the play-write. She enjoyed the play immensely. It was humorous. But, for some odd reason, the female lead reminded Angeline of herself. But it was just a coincidence, she told herself. After the play was over, after the curtain had closed, the manager of the theatre came out. 

"I thought I would introduce the brilliant young mind behind this masterpiece. From a poor beginning, this man is well on his way to success. He's just 24! So without further ado, Chandler Molyneux!" 

The young man came onstage and Angeline felt numb. He smiled and took a bow, obviously a bit embarrassed. Before Angeline could control herself, she jumped up and screamed, "Chandler!"

Chandler looked up and saw Angeline. 

"Oh, Angeline!" He shouted. Before Angeline knew what she was doing, she ran out of her seat and onto the stage. She found herself in Chandler's strong arms, sobbing. He was stroking her hair. 

"Why did you leave me?" She whispered, burying herself in his neck. 

"I don't know, Angeline. I guess I didn't feel worthy of you." He said. She looked up and saw he was crying a bit. 

"I don't know why! I was in love with you! I still am." She said, forgetting that they were onstage. 

"I've never stopped thinking about you. There hasn't been a day when I haven't regretted leaving." 

"You should have come back!"

"I thought you'd hate me, Angeline." Chandler said, wiping a tear away. 

"Of course not! I love you...." She said. 

"I love you too!" 

And, while he embraced her, Angeline realized that the even the darkest nights will end and the sun will rise.  

Hope you enjoyed!
Over and Out!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

~Beyond the Barricade~ Part 9.....

Hey guys!
Sorry about no post for a really long time. I've been super busy/too lazy to write anymore fan fic.

Yesterday, I had a choir compition for school so I spent the most of the day at a college. It was absolutely fun! But I must say my favorite part was a impromptu Les Mis Sing-Along with my two of my close friends. We were just chilling out in our designated classroom we could go hang-out in in between our group ensambles, and we started looking through my iPod. Of course, since they are both major Mizzies, they went straight for my movie-soundtrack. We did an epic 'One Day More', 'In My Life/A Heart Full Of Love', and 'Red and Black'. We were pretty sure we were going to get in trouble for being so loud, but we didn't. It was a pretty amazing day.

But, enough about me. You all are ready for more ~Beyond the Barricade~! Only one more part is left of this Fan Fiction! But, I still need to finish my Combeferre one and I need to get started on the Joly fan fiction I promised you all!

~Beyond the Barricade~ Part 9

Two days past. They found the families of Joly and Barhol, but learned very little. They soon ran out of money and were eating the last loafs of bread that Angeline had brought with her. And she had been eating very little. They were becoming rather stale.

They were on their way to find the last family when Angeline grew rather pale and collapsed on the street.

"Angeline?! Are you alright?" Chandler asked, a bit panicked.

 "I don't know...I just feel weak. My head is spinning..." Angeline said weakly. 

"That's it. Angeline, I'm taking you home. We've gone to enough houses. It's time you go home. Where do you live?" He asked. He was getting worried. Angeline seemed to not be able to focus. 

"I live...I live in..." She said, as if she was try to remember but just couldn't seem to. 

"Angeline, darling, I need you to focus. Where do you live?" Chandler commanded with a nervous edge in his voice. 

She whispered her address to him and he picked her up and started walking. He could feel her getting weak. He was going to panic if he didn't get her home soon. After a half an hour, he arrived at a large manor. He took a deep breath and knocked. A brown-haired woman answered the door. 

"Oh my! Angeline! Marius!!! Marius, come down quickly! MARIUS!" The woman cried, ushering the young man, who had her daughter in his arms, into the giant entry way. A middle-aged man flew down the stairs. 

"Angeline?! Angeline!" He called, taking the girl out of Chandler's arms. 

"What's wrong with her?" The woman asked, stroking her daughter's hair. Angeline seemed to conscious, just a bit delirious. She was obviously starving. 

"I just think she hasn't eaten much lately." Chandler said, silently scolding himself for not making sure she had plenty to eat. She just always seemed perfectly fine with what she had. He had forgotten she was a rich girl who was used to mounds and mounds of food. 

"Madeline! Go fetch some Bisque! Quickly!" The man who Chandler assumed was Marius Pontmercy called to a stout woman in the doorway. 

"Who are you, Monsieur?" The woman asked. 

"I am Chandler Molyneux, Madame." He replied, glancing down at the pale girl who had said nothing since arriving. She was just slowly eating the soup the woman had brought for her. 

"Oh my! You are Courfeyrac's son!" Marius said. "I am Marius and this is my wife, Cosette. How did you find Angeline?" 

"She found my mother and I accompanied her on her journey to find the families of the men on the barricade." Chandler responded, glancing again at Angeline who smiled. 

"Chandler, come sit by me." She said, weakly. He took a seat on the floor of the entry where everyone had seemed to sit. He took her hand. 

"Well, we thank you for looking after our daughter. We were worried." Cosette said, trying to ignore the fact her daughter was hand-in-hand with this man they knew nothing about. 

"You shouldn't have been. Your daughter can handle herself." Chandler said. 

"How are you, dearest?" Cosette asked her daughter. 

"I am feeling much better, Mama!" Angeline said, embracing her mother. 

"We are so glad you are back." Marius said, joining the hug. 

Chandler felt a bit envious. He would do anything to have a family. He had his mother, of course, but it wasn't the same as having a family. 
Angeline walked down the stairs. It was late at night. She could see Chandler sitting in the parlor. 

"How are you?" He asked as she sat her candle down on the table. 

"I'm feeling much better. Thank you for taking me home." Angeline said, sitting in a chair next to his. 

"Of course." He smiled. 

"Papa said he would tell us all about the June Rebellion tomorrow." Angeline revealed. 

"Oh, that's great! I am looking forward to it." He said. 

"Well, we both had better get to sleep. It's been a busy last couple of days for us." Angeline said, getting up. 

"I love you, Angeline." Chandler said. She leaned in and kissed him. They kissed in the dark of the big house. 

"I love you, Chandler." She replied and hurried up the stairs. 
The next morning, Angeline woke up early and dressed quickly. She practically ran down the stairs. She walked into the parlor, where Chandler had slept the night before. It was empty. She looked around. There was no sign he had been there. She walked into the entryway and saw a letter with her name on it. She opened it. 

My Dearest Angeline,
Please do not hate me for this, but after coming to your home, I realized we come from different worlds. You deserve better than a poor chap who has been laid off of three jobs this year. I love you and that's why I'm leaving. Forget all about me, Love, and find someone who is worthy of you. I am sorry. Forgive me. 
I love you, Angeline. 

Hope you enjoyed!
Over and Out!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A surprising Tweet and How I found Les Mis: Guest Post from Eva!

Hey guys!
So, you will never believe how excited I am at this moment. Alistair Brammer just tweeted me back. Yes, I am freaking out! He was one of my favorite characters in the Movie and he portrayed Jehan so amazingly!
It made me soooo happy!

But anyway, enough about me!

I have the third guest post for my series 'How I found Les Mis'! I hope you all enjoy! This blog post is from Eva who blogs at Ramblings of a Janeite!

Remember if you'd like to share your expirence of how you found Les Mis, shoot me an email at with a small introduction about yourself (Optional), your expirence, and your favorite Les Miserables related picture.
Over and Out!

Hi, everyone!  My name is Eva and I'm really happy to be on Sydney's blog today talking about how I discovered the wonderful world of Les Miserables.  I've been a fan for almost a year now and I entered the fandom a few months ago.  It's been a wild ride and I'm thankful for every minute of it.  Anyway, here's my story...


I think I always knew of Les Mis – my mom had gone to see it live when she was younger and she had read the book and occasionally she would talk about it.  I remember when Susan Boyle's version of I Dreamed A Dream became so famous 'cause my mom watched the video several times – I wasn't that interested though.  When I was really young (seven or eight), I checked out a children's adaption of the brick (I now have the same adaption on my Kindle – it's very nostalgic for me).  All I can remember about the experience of reading it is that the big impression I got was that it was about this old man and his daughter always running away from the police.  And I really liked it.


Fast-forward several years (to 2012).  I tried reading the brick once 'cause we had a really beat up Norman Denny translation of one of our shelves and the description on the back intrigued me.  But, like many others before me, I got bogged down on the chapters about the bishop and since I didn't know what to skip and what to read, I gave up.  Around this time, I started to hear more about the musical around the blogosphere and I was very interested.  However, it wasn't until two of my bloggy friends published a series of posts that compared the 10th and 25th concerts together, that I decided to watch one of the concerts on Youtube.


I found the 10th on Youtube, begged my mom to let us watch it (she reluctantly agreed) and we sat down and started it.  Most of the plot went over my head but I loved it – a lot.  I cried the hardest I had ever cried for any movie (or musical), especially during A Little Fall Of Rain and the final battle.  I had a huge crush on Enjolras right from the start, you see.  It was amazing.  And what was even more amazing is that I really discovered Les Mis on June 6th (and if you don't know why that's significant, you shouldn't call yourself a fan...)  I watched the concert again the next day and I was hooked.


Then I read the brick and watched the 25th and there was absolutely no turning back.  To date I have watched both concerts several times, read the brick countless times, seen the movie twice and there's no sign of my obsession decreasing :)