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Bruce Joker

May I offer you my hat?

Posted on 2008.10.29 at 02:31
Current Location: MHC
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: The sound of the gears in my head turning
Ahhh...Javert's such a nutter. Anyway, for anyone who has seen/read/heard of/talked to a friend whose mother had heard of Les Miserables, I have a question. So, as many of you have probably noticed, I like to slash pairings that don't *quite* go together. Now, I've come to a bit of a cropper. Javert is seriously obsessed with Valjean. Like, SERIOUSLY. As in, in the novel, Valjean suddenly becomes, "MY Jean Valjean." Is there a possible way to pair the two? Any way I look at it, I can't see Valjean going for it, which is a crying shame. So, is Javert to wallow in his own misery forever? And, if not, how on God's green(ish) Earth does he tell Valjean how he feels and STAY IN CHARACTER?! I mean, the man's not a talker, and he doesn't play the violin. Valjean's also not the brightest bulb on the tree--sweet guy, but subtle hints might escape him. I'm just seeing how this scene would play out if the two were to stay in character, and it's kind of reminding me of the Rocky Horror Picture Show:
Javert: 24601?
Valjean: Uh huh?
Javert: I've got something to say.
Valjean:...(thinking: Don't say it asshole, sing it. It's a musical!)
Javert:...
Valjean:...
Javert:...
Valjean:...Um...you were saying...?
Javert:...Right. Well. Back to jail with you, then.
You see how this is a problem. Any suggestions at all? Besides, "Oh, gross! Don't write this," I mean. Yes, Hannah, this means you.

Comments:


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comrade_sir
comrade_sir at 2008-12-01 04:04 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I wasn't even getting into the whole "Javert offs himself in the end" issue. That would be even MORE difficult to work around. Damn these characters for following their own (or, rather, Victor Hugo's) will rather than mine! Btw, your icon makes me grin like the villain I am. Valjean is telling Javert to jump, right? *snickers at implausible thought of evil Valjean.*
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comrade_sir
comrade_sir at 2008-12-01 21:04 (UTC) (Link)
Oh...yes...canon. Because that happens in the book/musical. Why didn't I think of that. Too intrigued by evil!Valjean I guess.

Read Freud. Then watch that scene. Javert wants Valjean to "kill" him with his "knife." I'm just sayin'. ;D
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comrade_sir
comrade_sir at 2008-12-03 18:56 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yes they are. To Shakespeare, orgasms are the "little death." In Spanish and Latin American literature, sex and death are almost interchangeable. And then there's Freud. No further explanation needed there. Especially when it comes to using a knife, of all things.

Yeah, between the "dominion" line, "My heart is stone and still it trembles," all of "Stars," and "Do not forget me, 24601," I was like, O_o...0_0...:D

Have you read the book? There's SO much more in the book!
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comrade_sir
comrade_sir at 2008-12-04 22:52 (UTC) (Link)
That was the EXACT quotation from the book that I had in mind!!! :D Victor Hugo had to know what that sounded like. Yeah, the "Confrontation"...which chain would that be, Javert? The BDSM chains you keep under your bed along with the flogger and the collar? I also really think he was trying to convince himself when he was talking about sin and whatnot in the musical.

The scene in the mayor's office when Javert was begging Valjean (le Maire) to punish him...WOW. Just wow.
(Anonymous) at 2008-12-05 10:00 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yes. Punish him. :D Especially in the 1978 movie. Man, that was slashy. The way Perkins looked at Valjean worths an R rating. :D

I'm sure Javert likes BDSM. Being the victim, of course. :D
Hannah
penhaligonblue at 2008-12-31 01:25 (UTC) (Link)
Oh! I didn't even notice this entry. See, this is why I need you living near me so you can bring these things to my attention when I'm about to fall asleep. Can we try for a suite next year? Or at least make sure we're in a moving group? I miss youuuuu.

I actually like the idea of Javert/Valjean, but there's no way it can be a happy ship (the title of the story is, after all, Les Miserables). What if you set the fic during Valjean's prison days? Perhaps Javert could gain respect for Valjean during interrogations/moral debates (a la Abbe and the Marquis), but he has to keep his authority, so he punishes Valjean in... unusual ways. Thus Valjean's insistence, years later, that he's the dominant one now! What do you think?

Oh, and happy birthday, love!
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