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An Evening at the Pontmercy Mansion by Starlene An Evening at the Pontmercy Mansion by Starlene
Haha! Hahaha! I was ready to give up, but then I noticed I have some time to waste today and decided to take part to #LesMisClub's current contest after all! This is a bit simpler than the grand plans I had in mind, but seeing how little time I have, this is the best I can do.
Les Heureux... The Happy Ones. I've loved this idea ever since someone mentioned it the first time. I just want to see these guys happy for once!

I chose to depict an alternate universe where everybody lived. This is somewhere in the 1840's. Cosette and Marius have been married for a while, JVJ's a proud grandpa, he befriended Javert somehow along the way. Javert, stop pretending you're not interested, I'm sure you want to hear what happens next in the story JVJ's reading!
The woman is Cosette, and the kids are, of course, hers and Marius'. I don't know, though - I wanted one to be blonde because Fantine was, but can two brunettes have blonde kids? If not, imagine it's Courfeyrac's kid who's paying them a visit or whatever. As for the cats - I like to think Marius saved a basket of kittens from the river where someone had tried to drown them. Cosette was first against keeping them but couldn't fight Marius's puppydog eyes. That, or Jehan once dumped them at their doorstep because he thought they'd be a nice gift.

Les Mis is not mine.
Stock used: Coffe Paper Texture by ~Elenmire, Watercolor Texture2 by ~ValerianaSTOCK
Those of you screaming "what is Javert wearing": click. I know, it's not Javert-ish, but couldn't skip a chance to feature it!
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crowanimation Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
So in the end, Javert is the one who takes care of those kittens! Ha, ha! I love the the alternate world you created.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly! :D Heh, thanks! These guys deserve some happiness every once in a while, I guess...
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Arulein Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I like this. In my version there are also two girls, one blond and one brunette. No cats though XD

Please accept this llama as a token of my apprciation!
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Starlene Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :giggle:
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Also, I am glad there is a reason (and an excellent one) for the waistcoat, though it reminds me that I spend far too much time here- between you and Nyranor, all of these Finnish ideas and details and visuals are ingratiating themselves into my imagination of the show and characters- which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's a bit odd, especially when one has not heard any of these people's voices and does not know a single word in Finnish.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe! Åbo Svenska Teater Les Misérables World Domination Project has, again, took one step forwards... ;)

One thing though! They don't sing in Finnish but in Swedish (Finland is a bilingual country) – and you can hear some sneak peeks at [link] [link] & [link] ! :aww:
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Jehan... :)
I don't know, I think he'd be a bit more careful than that- maybe he and Marius are both in on this? Anyhow, it looks like Javert is somewhat profiting from it... probably has an easier time with them than with most people. (At this point my Javert muse considers striking my shoulder, then merely lowers his eyelids and asks what I know about cats.)
How sad this fandom is, our constant desire to resurrect people... how funny or beautiful or both, the way we go about dealing with that.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, that might very well be... :D

And yeah... I saw someone complain about the fandom making fun of Les Mis the other day. I don't see a problem there. We couldn't do anything but cry if we didn't make fun of these guys and resurrect them every now and then!
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InfamousMentee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing and awesome! Don't worry about Marius and Cosette's kid being blonde, it is possible. I should know, my Dad has black hair, my mother is light brown and then I'm gold-blonde. Genetics makes it possible, I love the idea of a mini-Fantine :)
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Starlene Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks! I love the idea of a mini-Fantine too – so I'm glad to know it's possible!
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