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 :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

How I found Les Mis: Guest Post by Sierra!

Hey Guys!
Okay so here is a guest post from Sierra who blogs at I Dreamed A Dream!
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!

Hello everyone, my name is Sierra, I’m a home school sixteen year old (fixing to turn 17 yay ) and obviously a huge Les Miserable fan. Of course since our fandom is home to such a large variety of fans everyone's story of how they found Les Miserables is always different and unique. That’s why I’m so honored to have been asked to share my own experience of finding Les Mis with all you wonderful people. Now where to start, where to start…

I guess it all started when I was twelve. I had just finished studying the French Revolution in history and since I’ve had the great opportunity to be home schooled my mom chose to broaden the study to cover the period after the revolution as well. Obviously French history is far from boring and there are so many book series and movies focused on it. One night we ended up watching the 1998 Bille August version of Les Miserables (which honestly isn’t that bad) Anyhow the movie focuses on Javert/ValJean and Marius/Cosette. Even though the barricade is included none of the boys are named (now I can pick them out by character) and at the time I hadn’t even heard of the Les Amis much less Eponine. Because my first brush with Marius and Cosette as a couple was completely without knowledge of Eponine they instantly became perfect for each other in my mind’s eye (they still are) Sadly, I viewed Javert as a villain, when in truth neither he nor ValJean are bad, only both misunderstood. Time went on and I forgot about the movie…yep…I forgot all about Les Miserable. That is until a year later when I came across a video of someone singing On My Own. Instantly I fell in love with Eponine’s character even though all I knew was that she was in love with someone (didn’t know it was Marius) and that her life was very hard. I could identify with her hard life since my dad had just lost his job. She was one of the only things that kept me going when time were tough and trust me there were lots of times. Thankfully I wasn’t exactly ‘on my own’ and had a loving family who stuck together as climbed out of the rut we had fallen into. During this time I had limited internet access so I would typically only watch bits of Eponine singing but I did watch One Day More and I remember wondering who the dark haired young man was who sung with so much passion. He intrigued me but I could never find out who he was. As it turns out I was watching a clip form 25th anniversary concert but of course I didn’t know that. I also didn’t know that I had listened to one of the greatest Enjolras of all time. Time when on, my dad got a great job, we moved, my life got better, and although I still knew next to nothing about Les Miserables I never forgot how Eponine had helped me out. Then this last summer I was at the library and came across the 10th Anniversary Concert of Les Miserables. Something inside of me told me to grab it so I did. After that I never looked back. Of course some things were very confusing (how did Eponine and Marius know each other?) but I felt such a deep and strong connection with the story that it didn’t matter. Next thing I knew I was holding our library’s copy of Julie Rose’s Les Mis translation. In that book I was introduced to the barricade boys and the real Eponine who have taught me so much about life and love. The beautiful yet sad stories Hugo wove together absolutely inspired and transfixed me. My heart has been stolen by the words, the songs, and now the movie. Since then I’ve read four different versions of the brick, meaning all together I’ve read it six times. I’ve educated myself on all the different productions, actors, as well as the Les Miserable fandom, which I’m still very new to since I only joined right before Christmas, and I've had the joy of helping re-write many of the Les Miserables songs to fit a new 'show' called Barricade Boys:The Musical. Although I might not have always been close to Les Miserable my road with it has been a long one and I can hardly remember a time when it wasn't there in some aspect. Now I have a long road ahead of me where I’ll join all the other fans who are climbing to the light!  

Liebster Award....

Hey Guys!
So I was awarded the Liebster Award todays!

There is a list of things one is supposed to do when awarded.

*Post the award on your blog. [Done!]

*Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog

*Post eleven random facts about yourself

*Answer eleven questions that have been set by the person who nominated you

*Nominate eleven bloggers with fewer then two hundred followers to accept this award

*As your nominees eleven questions.

Thank you Evy at Wonderful Things for awarding me this award!

Eleven Random Facts
1. I've lived in 5 states and 12 houses in my lifetime.
2. I'm a Soprano in my school's choir (But I can sing Mezzo-Soprano and Alto)
3. I was homeschooled my entire life until this year
4. I am a bookworm
5. I love Nancy Drew. I enjoy the books but I like the Computer Games more!
6. Someday I'd like to be on Broadway (Particularly, Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Elphaba in Wicked, or Eponine or Cosette in Les Miserables {If it ever comes back to Broadway!}) But I'd like to be a writer as well!
7. My favorite musical I've ever been to is Ragtime at a High School in my hometown.
8. I'm hoping to go see Catch Me If You Can in Kansas City this summer.
9. My favorite TV shows are Lost, Sherlock, and Downton Abbey
10. I look up to Samantha Barks, Sierra Boggess, and Lea Solonga.
11. My favorite color is Yellow
Eleven Questions
1. What are some of your favorite period drama movies?
Hmm, I guess the 1995 Sense and Sensibility, and the 2005 Pride and Prejudice *Ducks Tomatoes*

2. Do you have a craft you enjoy (knitting, sewing, cross stitch?)
I have no patience. I greatly admire those who can Knit, Sew, or Cross Stitch, but I just can't do it myself.

3. If you went camping would you take a camper or a tent?
Since I can't stand camping, I'd have to say a Camper!

4. Have you ever written a book?
A few but none are very good. I love writing fan fiction, as you all know, and if you follow this board on my Pinterest, then you know I'm in the middle of writing a romance-ish book!

5. Have you ever read a book more then once?
Oh, yes! I think I've read Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself at least 12 times. I'm in the middle of reading Les Miserables again. I've reread all the Harry Potter book at least once. I love to reread books!
6. Which historical figure would you like most to meet?
Hmm, it is a tie between Victor Hugo and Nikola Tesla. Both really cool people!

7. Which historical figure do you imagine you are most like?
Hmm, this is a hard question. I guess a bit like Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte.
8. Do you have a favorite band/ singer?
Of Course! Les Amis de l'ABC;)
And Aaron Tveit, of course!

9. Which holiday is your favorite?
Probably Christmas, because I get to see my grandparents most years. Plus, it's when our Savior was born, so how can you not appreciate that holiday?

10. If you were accidentally locked in a building for the night, what building would you like it to be?
A centuries old mansion in England with lots of secret passages and secrets that need to be revealed [As I told you, I like Nancy Drew]

11. Do you have any nick names?
Syd, Syd Summer Girl, Ceecee, Syd Jones, ect
Okay so now I'm going to tag the people who I'm awarding the Liebster Award to. Unfortunately, I only know about 3 people who haven't done this and I'm still in the process of meeting more bloggers!
Sorry that I don't have more:( If you'd like me to tag you, just leave me a comment
So here are the eleven questions for the people I tagged to answer
1. What's your favorite book?
2. Have you ever seen a musical live and if so, what musical
3. If you could play any fictional character in a film adaption of your favorite story (It doesn't matter if it's already a movie), who would you play?
4. Have you ever written a book (Yes I know I answered this question but I really like it!)? And if so, are you working on anything right now?
5. What's your favorite season? (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall)
6. What is your favorite movie?
7. If you could go to any country in any time frame, when and where would you go?
8. Do you like Coffee (Yes or No)?
9. Favorite Period Drama (Film or TV)?
10. Favorite song from Les Miserables?
11. Favorite Les Miserables Character?
This was a very fun opportunity!
Oh, don't forget, if you'd like to share your expirence of how you found Les Miserables, email me at Please include a small introduction to yourself {Optional}, how you found Les Miserables, and your favorite Les Miserables related picture!
Over and Out!