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So I found an… “identification bracelet” on my kitchen counter and naturally this was my first thought.

Are these things supposed to have barbs or something on the inside? Because I don’t know how you’re supposed to get it tight enough that it cuts into the skin without also cutting off the blood supply so that the arm just falls off.

I always figured that if you removed one, the skin would come with it— it wouldn’t just be cut around the edges. Unless it’s meant to wear the skin underneath away— though that would take time, and it seems like they become irremovable as soon as they’re on. I forget how exactly they’re attached (if it was ever specifically detailed), but I imagined it as some sort of bolt system, since apparently they’re reusable.

But more to the point. Whose grand fucking idea was it to bring this wonderful technology with them to their idyllic new Eden? Whatever happened to, you know, branding, tattooing, tagging, chipping your livestock? NOPE. We need a scary metal band that can’t be removed without DEATH. Apparently livestock theft must’ve been a big deal on the Old World.

I’m also terrified by how casually Coyle mentions them occasionally being put on people as a prank. Like, dude. Add a little more weight to that statement, won’t you? That just how shitty the Old World was, I guess. 

It’s how we marked sheep back in Prentisstown. You take the tool Davy’s holding and you wrap a metal band around a sheep’s leg. The tool bolts the ends together tight, too tight, so tight it cuts into the skin, so tight it starts an infeckshun. But the metal’s coated with a medicine to fight it so what happens is that the infeckted skin starts to heal around the band, grow into it, replacing that bit of skin with the metal band itself… Cuz the catch is,it don’t heal if you take it off. The sheep’ll bleed to death if you do. You put a band on it and it’s yers til it dies. There aint no going back from it. (TAATA, pg. 136)

I think the band is only too tight when it’s being put on? Davy amuses himself that chapter by seeing how long he can make them hiss by holding the bolting tool down for a long time. Idk much about the skin or infections of biology, but if the skin under the band is infected, wouldn’t new skin have to grow anyway? Or at least new cells? It’s just that this time they’d have to accommodate the metal band. Todd also says he peels a new band off the packet of bands, so the metal must be quite thin, which makes sense since they must need so many. That must mean the edges of the band are razor sharp too. But they’re not supposed to be painful after putting them on (hence the medicine), so maybe it was like giving someone a tattoo while they’re drunk or something (although tattoos can be removed, but idk New World was a bit weird). If the band is close to a major vein or artery or whatever (my biology is bad)  wouldn’t the wound would just keep bleeding after the band was taken off?

As for why the hell did they stop doing all the other things to their livestock, this fits in really nicely with my Old World headcanons. If OW was shitty enough to make them move to another planet, I honestly don’t think there was enough organisation or time to do all the other things. And whatever they did would have to be permanent to ensure that the livestock couldn’t be stolen. Anything electronic wouldn’t work if there was limited to no electricity, and if people didn’t want to get tracked by the corrupted law enforcement or government organisations, they’d avoid using electronic cataloguing systems like the plague.

And new Eden or not, maybe they just thought it’d be a more efficient way of looking after the livestock? Very few of the settlements were shown to have electricity, but then again they would have time to do it the old way so it doesn’t make complete sense. I guess you can take the people out of OW, but you cant take the OW out of the people?

It sounds like it’s only cutting into the skin at the edges of the band, but replacing the skin with the band makes it sound like you just don’t grow any more underneath? That the band becomes grafted to the skin at its edges, and something causes the body to stop trying to make new skin in that area.

If it were put on over a major artery, I think the initial cut might be an issue, as might any remaining pressure even if it’s only painfully tight when it’s put on. If taking off damages it enough that you might bleed to death, it seems like putting it on would, too— unless that is some serious medicine they’re using, in which case… why not use it to deal with taking it off.

If you had a proper surgeon (like, say Coyle) around, it doesn’t seem like it would be a particularly difficult procedure to remove it, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. This makes me think that there’s something in the medicine that doesn’t just stop infection, but also stops any skin from growing underneath, even if it’s taken off, which is what would kill you— I have absolutely no idea how that would work, because you’d think that would also stop it from healing at the edges, but. Eh.

My Old World head canon’s a bit different. I imagine it was really shitty, but not, like, we gotta get out of here in 10 minutes or else we’ll all die-level shitty. So staying there was totally an option, but if you were rich, you had other options. Like leaving the solar system. I don’t really see the passengers (as opposed to the caretakers) as being the sort to be overly worried about government corruption, what with having “I can afford to move to a new planet”-level money, but then again, there’s no accounting for paranoid religious people.

Electronic tracking systems aside, BRANDING, my friends. BRANDING. Yes, it’s horrible, but it’s not SAW-horrible. People in the old west didn’t have electricity or much organization or fancy technology, so they shaped a piece of iron, heat it up, and just burned their initials into things. Simple, permanent, and non-deadly! Goddamn, these things make branding easy to pitch. Wait. How’d they get livestock anyway? Viola’s crew had frozen embryos… so does that mean these guys had the same technology, that they just threw out once they figured they had things down? Goddamn wannabe space Amish.

I have this theory. The settlers are all painted as simple religious farmer-types, but that’s only from Todd’s PoV, who we’ve seen doesn’t know nuthin’ ‘bout nuthin’. Who the hell are these people that could afford to have themselves frozen for 60 years and be taken to a new planet in a different solar system? The Old World’s gone to shit, everyone’s fighting everyone— who’s making money in this kind of environment? People who profit from the suffering of others, is who. That sure would explain why everything went to shit on the New World so quickly. Everyone who wasn’t a Caretaker or born on the New World is getting some serious side-eye from me until they show me their resumé.

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facts about other movies

"the first disney princess to be crowned quee—"

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let’s try that again

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THE HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN THING THO

Damn straight. #teamkida

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"break his goddamn face man"

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Vicky.

Vicky Hugs.

No one gives a damn about the Bishop’s budgetary memos.

I started out with the intent to read the Bishop’s entire life story, but no. Just. Let’s get the goddamn ball rolling, already. Let’s just jump ahead those 60 pages. To when the main character is introduced.

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I dropped a 30lbs dumbbell on my foot.

So. Do you still have that foot?

I once dropped a glass bottle of vinegar on my foot from about knee-height, and I’m pretty sure it made a hairline fracture in my little toe. Based off of this, your foot should just be gone.

I still have that foot. I managed to move it enough so it just caught (and probably broke) my ring and pinky toe. Hurts like a mofo but I have a walking cast/foot brace thing from the last time I broke my toe so I’m good.

I was also wearing shoes at the time so that helped.

Ooooh, shoes— somebody’s a high-roller.

But now I’ve just realized that there aren’t really any colloquial names for the toes, like there are with fingers. Big toe, little toe, and… ? Let’s make the ring toe a thing. It’ll be all the rage in the Spring 2014 wedding season.

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LOKI IS FUCKGN DUCT TAPED TO THE BED I SIMPLY CANNOT

I don’t think there will ever come a time when I won’t reblog this.

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Whenever someone suggests that defending Javert means you:

1) Think he never did anyone wrong and was 100% objectively and morally right about everything.

2) Would approve of all his actions in a 21st century setting.

3) Support corrupt, oppressive governments.

4) Are a fascist.

I want to bash faces.

This is like.

Oh, you love the Amis? You think they had some good ideas? That their hearts were in the right places?

This means you support violent insurrections as a means to bring about political and social change.

Didn’t you know this about yourself?

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

If you interpret this character as a lighter shade of grey than me, you’re WRONG! You’re only allowed to like Javert if you condemn everything he did! None of this “Isn’t it tragic that this oppressed person has come to believe that the only way he can be a good upstanding person is by oppressing other oppressed people?”

It’s sad that a lot of the criticisms of Javert I’ve seen sound like they’re coming from Javert. “Dysfunctional unhealthy childhood? No excuse for being a dysfunctional unhealthy adult!” sounds an awful lot like “Starving family? No one will hire you? No excuse for theft!” I mean, if we’re gonna accept that Valjean had legitimate reasons for why he did wrong, how can we ignore the fact that Javert did, too?

Unless you don’t think “born and raised in a prison” is a legitimate reason for growing up to have a warped and dysfunctional worldview. In which case, I have nothing to say to you.

I wish this fandom actually managed to learn some lessons from their protagonist. Be more Valjean, guys.

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pittore-lupo:


one of my favourite lines in the musical is javert’s “you know nothing of javert / i was born inside a jail / i was born with scum like you / i am from a gutter too” from the confrontation. i don’t know why, but i love it!

I love it because it puts into perspective the fact that Javert is just as unfortunate and lowly as the people he arrests. He grew up in a harsh, unforgiving place and he’s trying to better society by using that harshness to punish “wrong-doers.” And that’s why it irks me when people say that Javert is a villain; he’s far from it.

pittore-lupo:

one of my favourite lines in the musical is javert’s “you know nothing of javert / i was born inside a jail / i was born with scum like you / i am from a gutter too” from the confrontation. i don’t know why, but i love it!

I love it because it puts into perspective the fact that Javert is just as unfortunate and lowly as the people he arrests. He grew up in a harsh, unforgiving place and he’s trying to better society by using that harshness to punish “wrong-doers.” And that’s why it irks me when people say that Javert is a villain; he’s far from it.

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i absolutely loved russell crowe’s javert. he was so stunning in the film! i hate how some people look down at me when i tell them how much i loved him. this fandom can be so harsh.

i absolutely loved russell crowe’s javert. he was so stunning in the film! i hate how some people look down at me when i tell them how much i loved him. this fandom can be so harsh.

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i judge javert for killing fantine.

If you blame Fantine’s death on Javert, you might as well blame Javert’s death on Valjean >.<
Seriously, there are many other people far more responsible for Fantine’s death: Tholomyes, who abandoned her and Cosette, society for not accepting a single woman with a child, the Thenardiers for blackmailing Fantine out of her money and lying to her, as well as keeping Cosette away from her, Valjean for the regulations of the factory which got her fired, the woman who disliked Fantine and wanted to bring her down, the letter writer who go drunk and told that lady about Fantine’s child, the Thenardiers for showing the woman Cosette for money, the lady in charge for firing Cosette and not telling Valjean, Bombatois for insulting her and stuffing snow down her dress (an act which directly caused her illness to become worse and fatal).
Then, you place all the blame on poor Javert. Think about it from his perspective: he’s an underpaid cop (a nice way of saying poor) whose job is his life, but he’s shunned and hated by society he protects, and he just found out that the mayor is legitimately a convict, therefore a criminal who according his knowledge is dangerous (Valjean was, how should Javert know about the transformation?), a criminal who became rich and loved by all through lying and deceit and pays alms to beggars every day, while Javert is a hardworking man who is dirt poor and avoided (although Javert persists and doesn’t complain because he likes being a GOOD PERSON and he gets satisfaction through that), and this criminal made Javert (in his mind) into a hypocrite by not dismissing him as he begged him to, and Javert probably felt humiliated for admitting all of that to the mayor and finally trusting him, only to find out he actually was Valjean and he was right.
Javert had been running around going to Arras to testify, coming all the way back early for a second tiresome journey immediately afterwards, just for the sake of the mayor because the mayor wanted him to get a bunch of work done and Javert modified his schedule for the mayor’s sake. Everything seems A okay…then he finds out the mayor was Valjean all along, they were all tricked, he had been humiliated by him and felt intense despair and guilt for what he now knew to be something he was actually in the right about.
Now it’s Javert’s job to arrest Valjean, so he rushes out to do it, no doubt all of the past points I mentioned in his mind…and Valjean refuses to go with him.
Then Valjean says he needs a few days to go get Fantine’s child. Javert takes this as an insult, he thinks Valjean is trying to bribe him or considers him an idiot and is trying to make a fool of him so he can run away. Then Fantine cries out about Cosette, and to Javert’s mind she was just conspiring to help Valjean to run away by trying to pull at Javert’s heart strings, and he naturally tries to silence her by raising his voice and telling her the mayor is a criminal. She’s so ill that the shock makes her die.
Valjean accuses Javert of killing her, and Javert is naturally upset about such an extreme accusation, Valjean’s turning the blame on him so he’ll feel guilty about trying to arrest him. So guess what? Valjean still refuses to cooperate, and even threatens to attack Javert with an iron bar if he doesn’t leave him alone for a moment.
No, Javert is not a big, cruel meanie who single-handedly killed Fantine; he’s a hero antagonist, who, unlike the readers, is ignorant of the other characters’ stories and that they’re good people, and the story could easily have been told with him as the main character and Valjean as the hero antagonist instead, and I’m sure most of the readers who dislike Javert would probably dislike Valjean in that case. Just think about all the crap Javert goes through in the book, and his perspective in the story, and you’ll see he actually acts really well considering it all.

Hear hear.

Ditto gargyphile! And even if he was bound by the beliefs he strongly held on to, he just did what he thought was right according to the law. He wanted to transcend from his lowly, ‘evil’ life when he was a child… to show the world that “justice prevails”. While this may be righteous in his eyes, not all people view the world like him. This, unfavorably so, led him to be often isolated and unreachable. Javert, if you look at him with a Royalist’s eyes (in their time), was a GOOD, HONEST, AND GODLY MAN. The only thing that can be said, in my own perspective, is that he won by showing ‘justice’, but failed to see mercy. What was wrong with his unrealistic principles was that “men could never change”. But Valjean did. Fantine did. Everyone does so, sooner or later. Inspector Javert did so, too, but when it dawned upon him, he couldn’t fully comprehend it, nor accept it, hence, the suicide. Now, to blame his hands on Fantine’s death is not ‘just’. Given the reasons and factors by gargyphile, you’d see why. Maybe the reason why some people thought so was because they thought Javert was being unreasonable to jail Fantine despite her sickness. And aye, I do understand, but like I said above, Javert is all about LAW & ORDER. Even if came to the point of being ruthless, which he is (now, do not get me wrong. Read my views on him again, if you’re doubting). That alone just not justify the blame to be on his head. So, I hope we’ve acquiesced on that. (If not, fine. ‘Each to their own’, like they say.)  

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axmxz:

gargyphile:

i judge javert for killing fantine.

If you blame Fantine’s death on Javert, you might as well blame Javert’s death on Valjean >.<

Seriously, there are many other people far more responsible for Fantine’s death: Tholomyes, who abandoned her and Cosette, society for not accepting a single woman with a child, the Thenardiers for blackmailing Fantine out of her money and lying to her, as well as keeping Cosette away from her, Valjean for the regulations of the factory which got her fired, the woman who disliked Fantine and wanted to bring her down, the letter writer who go drunk and told that lady about Fantine’s child, the Thenardiers for showing the woman Cosette for money, the lady in charge for firing Cosette and not telling Valjean, Bombatois for insulting her and stuffing snow down her dress (an act which directly caused her illness to become worse and fatal).

Then, you place all the blame on poor Javert. Think about it from his perspective: he’s an underpaid cop (a nice way of saying poor) whose job is his life, but he’s shunned and hated by society he protects, and he just found out that the mayor is legitimately a convict, therefore a criminal who according his knowledge is dangerous (Valjean was, how should Javert know about the transformation?), a criminal who became rich and loved by all through lying and deceit and pays alms to beggars every day, while Javert is a hardworking man who is dirt poor and avoided (although Javert persists and doesn’t complain because he likes being a GOOD PERSON and he gets satisfaction through that), and this criminal made Javert (in his mind) into a hypocrite by not dismissing him as he begged him to, and Javert probably felt humiliated for admitting all of that to the mayor and finally trusting him, only to find out he actually was Valjean and he was right.

Javert had been running around going to Arras to testify, coming all the way back early for a second tiresome journey immediately afterwards, just for the sake of the mayor because the mayor wanted him to get a bunch of work done and Javert modified his schedule for the mayor’s sake. Everything seems A okay…then he finds out the mayor was Valjean all along, they were all tricked, he had been humiliated by him and felt intense despair and guilt for what he now knew to be something he was actually in the right about.

Now it’s Javert’s job to arrest Valjean, so he rushes out to do it, no doubt all of the past points I mentioned in his mind…and Valjean refuses to go with him.

Then Valjean says he needs a few days to go get Fantine’s child. Javert takes this as an insult, he thinks Valjean is trying to bribe him or considers him an idiot and is trying to make a fool of him so he can run away. Then Fantine cries out about Cosette, and to Javert’s mind she was just conspiring to help Valjean to run away by trying to pull at Javert’s heart strings, and he naturally tries to silence her by raising his voice and telling her the mayor is a criminal. She’s so ill that the shock makes her die.

Valjean accuses Javert of killing her, and Javert is naturally upset about such an extreme accusation, Valjean’s turning the blame on him so he’ll feel guilty about trying to arrest him. So guess what? Valjean still refuses to cooperate, and even threatens to attack Javert with an iron bar if he doesn’t leave him alone for a moment.

No, Javert is not a big, cruel meanie who single-handedly killed Fantine; he’s a hero antagonist, who, unlike the readers, is ignorant of the other characters’ stories and that they’re good people, and the story could easily have been told with him as the main character and Valjean as the hero antagonist instead, and I’m sure most of the readers who dislike Javert would probably dislike Valjean in that case. Just think about all the crap Javert goes through in the book, and his perspective in the story, and you’ll see he actually acts really well considering it all.

Hear hear.

Ditto gargyphile! And even if he was bound by the beliefs he strongly held on to, he just did what he thought was right according to the law. He wanted to transcend from his lowly, ‘evil’ life when he was a child… to show the world that “justice prevails”. While this may be righteous in his eyes, not all people view the world like him. This, unfavorably so, led him to be often isolated and unreachable. Javert, if you look at him with a Royalist’s eyes (in their time), was a GOOD, HONEST, AND GODLY MAN. The only thing that can be said, in my own perspective, is that he won by showing ‘justice’, but failed to see mercy. What was wrong with his unrealistic principles was that “men could never change”. But Valjean did. Fantine did. Everyone does so, sooner or later. Inspector Javert did so, too, but when it dawned upon him, he couldn’t fully comprehend it, nor accept it, hence, the suicide. Now, to blame his hands on Fantine’s death is not ‘just’. Given the reasons and factors by gargyphile, you’d see why. Maybe the reason why some people thought so was because they thought Javert was being unreasonable to jail Fantine despite her sickness. And aye, I do understand, but like I said above, Javert is all about LAW & ORDER. Even if came to the point of being ruthless, which he is (now, do not get me wrong. Read my views on him again, if you’re doubting). That alone just not justify the blame to be on his head. So, I hope we’ve acquiesced on that. (If not, fine. ‘Each to their own’, like they say.)  

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i judge javert for killing fantine.

whoa whoa whoa
javert did not kill fantine
fantine died because her health was ruined by the fact that society as a whole chewed her up and spat her out as the ruin of her former self.
if you want to judge someone for fantine’s death, judge felix tholomyes. judge the foreman at the factory. judge the women who persuaded the foreman to sack her. fuck, judge valjean for letting the foreman sack her.
but judging javert? no. that makes no sense,

I don’t believe that Javert killed Fantine but I think that this confession probably refers to the book and not the movie or musical and I think you’re probably talking about the latter since you mention a foreman. In the musical and movie it makes literally no sense to think that Javert had anything to do with her death (in fact, it was him trying to arrest her that brought her to Valjean’s attention in all versions so you could say that it was thanks to him she didn’t die on the streets).
In the book, there is a forewoman who fires Fantine because Valjean has a strict worker morality policy that he institutes with the best of intentions (he wants his workers to be good people) but that screws over good people like Fantine who made a mistake once and is now suffering for it already (not that Cosette herself is a mistake but she ended up alone, unmarried, and pregnant). He is never told that she is fired since the forewoman doesn’t see the need to bother him with the firing of everyone who does not adhere to the behavioral standards Valjean insisted on.
In the musical/movie, Javert arrives after Fantine is dead. In fact, in the movie since he starts singing the minute Fantine dies I feel he was probably waiting for her to die before saying anything since Valjean clearly wasn’t going anywhere.
In the book, it’s not Javert’s fault that Fantine dies because she was already very weak and close to death but he does storm in there terrifying her that she’s going to be arrested and when she begs for the mayor to save her Javert tells her that Valjean can’t help her and is actually a convict. I think he also mentions that Cosette is not there and how relieved he is that a prostitute is no longer going to be treated like a countess. It’s possible Javert’s words were her immediate cause of death (and even if she was going to die right then anyway they gave her a more unpleasant one than she had in the movie/musical) but she wasn’t long for this world anyway.

Actually I think this confession is likely to be talking about the fact that Valjean tells Javert “you have killed this woman”.
Of course that as it was said, Valjean and his puritanical mesures are “equally” to blame.
This is a recurrent theme though. It is very common to blame Javert for the fate of Fantine because of the arresting scene, because Valjean tells him plainly “you have killed her”. Thus conveniently forgetting that everyone had a bit of fault in what happened to her and of all of those Javert was probably the one who was less responsible. That is what Fantine is “supposed” to represent. She was forced into her death by a society that shunned her. Blaming Javert for her fate is like blaming Javert for Valjean’s fate.

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i judge javert for killing fantine.

whoa whoa whoa

javert did not kill fantine

fantine died because her health was ruined by the fact that society as a whole chewed her up and spat her out as the ruin of her former self.

if you want to judge someone for fantine’s death, judge felix tholomyes. judge the foreman at the factory. judge the women who persuaded the foreman to sack her. fuck, judge valjean for letting the foreman sack her.

but judging javert? no. that makes no sense,

I don’t believe that Javert killed Fantine but I think that this confession probably refers to the book and not the movie or musical and I think you’re probably talking about the latter since you mention a foreman. In the musical and movie it makes literally no sense to think that Javert had anything to do with her death (in fact, it was him trying to arrest her that brought her to Valjean’s attention in all versions so you could say that it was thanks to him she didn’t die on the streets).

In the book, there is a forewoman who fires Fantine because Valjean has a strict worker morality policy that he institutes with the best of intentions (he wants his workers to be good people) but that screws over good people like Fantine who made a mistake once and is now suffering for it already (not that Cosette herself is a mistake but she ended up alone, unmarried, and pregnant). He is never told that she is fired since the forewoman doesn’t see the need to bother him with the firing of everyone who does not adhere to the behavioral standards Valjean insisted on.

In the musical/movie, Javert arrives after Fantine is dead. In fact, in the movie since he starts singing the minute Fantine dies I feel he was probably waiting for her to die before saying anything since Valjean clearly wasn’t going anywhere.

In the book, it’s not Javert’s fault that Fantine dies because she was already very weak and close to death but he does storm in there terrifying her that she’s going to be arrested and when she begs for the mayor to save her Javert tells her that Valjean can’t help her and is actually a convict. I think he also mentions that Cosette is not there and how relieved he is that a prostitute is no longer going to be treated like a countess. It’s possible Javert’s words were her immediate cause of death (and even if she was going to die right then anyway they gave her a more unpleasant one than she had in the movie/musical) but she wasn’t long for this world anyway.

Actually I think this confession is likely to be talking about the fact that Valjean tells Javert “you have killed this woman”.

Of course that as it was said, Valjean and his puritanical mesures are “equally” to blame.

This is a recurrent theme though. It is very common to blame Javert for the fate of Fantine because of the arresting scene, because Valjean tells him plainly “you have killed her”. Thus conveniently forgetting that everyone had a bit of fault in what happened to her and of all of those Javert was probably the one who was less responsible. That is what Fantine is “supposed” to represent. She was forced into her death by a society that shunned her. Blaming Javert for her fate is like blaming Javert for Valjean’s fate.

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lesmisconfessions:

I loved Crowe’s performance. He combined the cold and laconic book-Javert and the passionate musical-Javert wonderfully

lesmisconfessions:

I loved Crowe’s performance. He combined the cold and laconic book-Javert and the passionate musical-Javert wonderfully

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