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Mistletoe Kisses: E+M for TheWerewolfMustang by Starlene Mistletoe Kisses: E+M for TheWerewolfMustang by Starlene
This is my #LesMisClub Secret Santa gift for *TheWerewolfMustang, who wished for a picture with musical!Marius. I sketched this and then realized something - what if she doesn't like ╔ponine/Marius? I couldn't ask her, of course, without risking revealing my Secret Santa identity...
So, here's what I propose: every second day until December 25th, as a little gift to the whole Les Mis fandom, I'm going to submit a new Les MisÚrables mistletoe kiss. If you'd rather see Marius with someone else, keep checking back, he's going to return!

So, yeah. A series of Les Mis kisses! I won't promise to do every ship there is, I apologise already for those whose OTP I've neglected, I'll just do a random selection... Complete with a Hugonian-lenght ramble of my thoughts about the couple in question, of course!

So, Marius/╔ponine?
Actually, if you remove the mistletoe, this is a 100% canon moment in ┼ST Les Mis. Marius is a bit of a jerk there, to be honest. An adorable, perfectly awkward, gorgeous-voiced jerk - or, at the very least, the densest guy who ever lived. He hugs ╔ponine many times, and once, the moment pictured here, even kisses her when asking her to help him find Cosette... I have trouble believing someone would be so blind to the poor girl's feelings! But ┼ST!Marius is so perfect in every other account that all is forgiven.
About the pairing itself... I don't think Marius and ╔ponine would be a good match, book or musical-verse. In the book it's slightly more obvious why their relationship wouldn't work out... And, even though it's slightly more plausible in the musical, I don't see it happening. They're from such different worlds, and I think ╔ponine's at least as much in love with the idea of being in love as she is in love with Marius.
So, not something I ship - but I liked drawing this picture. I think it's cute.

Les Mis is not mine.
More: Marius/Grantaire - ╔ponine/Montparnasse - Valjean/Javert - Enjolras/Grantaire - Marius/Cosette
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LuxCompagno Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on making the weekly 4 at Les Mis FB :D :heart:
Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug: Have you sent anything there? I think they should feature you too – your stuff is so unique, haven't seen 3D art of Les Mis before!
LuxCompagno Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Siiri :) (Or should I use Starlene :?, I'm Jaime btw :D ). It's really sweet of you to say :heart: I actually did send 3 over this last weekend :giggle: I don't know if their choices come from the week's submissions or whether they have a pool of the submitted stuff they like and put that up as the weeks pass.

And thank you so much for noticing my art; I get a few faves and such but very few drop a line :'(

Oh well, it's all for the art :giggle:
Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure you can say Siiri! :D Keeping my fingers crossed that they'll feature you!

And yeah, sorry, I admit I'm one of those who usually just look at your pics but don't say anything - I haven't, overall, been very active in dART lately... I'll try my best to comment on Les Mis art more during the holiday! :aww:
LuxCompagno Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the support :heart:

And np at all; school should always be your priority :) One of my two part-time jobs is as a teacher so I can say that :dance:
AnneCat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Marius! Wake up and get a clue! The poor girl is heartbroken over you!!! Gah. Drawn so well, though!
ensignbeedrill Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the look on her face and body language.

I think Marius really is kind of oblivious to things around him.

Funny thing about different interpretations: my mom and I went to see the show earlier this year, and neither of us really knew much about it or what to expect. We both left feeling confused, asking each other questions about what and why and trying to fill in the gaps. Then she asks me, "What was between Marius and ╔ponine? How do they know each other?" And I said that I thought they were friends. Then she tells me no, ╔ponine was a prostitute and Marius slept with her. I say, no no no. No, I think they're just friends. But she insists that they had once slept together. Of course, I couldn't absolutely refute her because I had no idea. But really. I don't know how she got that.
Starlene Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:

Haha, yeah, it's sometimes weird how different thoughts people can have, watching the same thing! That's one of the weirder ones I've heard, though...
Somehow reminds me of seeing Les Mis with my dad and him ranting on the way home how Marius should've chosen ╔ponine. My dad is an Eppie-bopper... :giggle:
AVthreads Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I love her expression XD
A-Rose-In-Misery Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Haha! Love Ponine's facial expression. :XD:
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