Author has written 22 stories for Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Godspell, Chronicles of Narnia, Oliver!, In the Heights, Hunger Games, and West Side Story.
“So long as there shall exist, by virtue and custom, decrees of damnation pronounced by society, artificially creating hells amid the civilization of earth, and adding the element of human fate to divine destiny; so long as the three great problems of the century - the degradation of man through pauperism, the corruption of woman through hunger, the crippling of children through lack of light - are unsolved; so long as social asphyxia is possible in any part of the world;- in other words, and with still wider significance, so long as ignorance and poverty exist on earth, books of the nature of Les Misérables cannot fail to be of use.” - Victor Hugo
I am a self-professed stage purist, which means I generally prefer a stage version of a story over a film adaption or even an original novel on which a story is drawn from.
I do not ship slash pairings; you won’t find any Enjolras/Grantaire or Gelphie in my works.
I do not support OCs, especially a romantic pairing between a canon character and a Mary Sue (or a Gary Stu, as the case may be). I realize if there’s a fandom that has a popular male character (or female, for that matter) that doesn’t have a love interest written into the story, it can be frustrating dealing with the lack of romance in said fandom, but I tend to stay in fandoms that have a romantic relationship already established.
I tend to stay close to canon as I possibly can in my writing. My ships, most of the time (except in the case of Enjolras/Éponine; I know it's not canon at all, but it’s a guilty pleasure of mine), are as close to canon as I can make them. I’m not going to burn you at the stake if you ship something I don’t.
I do not ship Real People Pairings, such as Chenzel (Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth), Redbarks (Eddie Redmayne and Samantha Barks), Bveit (Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks), or Rierra (Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess). Leave their private lives alone.
Any of my works from before 2012 - including Mistletoe and earlier - I consider not worth reading, but if you enjoy them, thanks. 2012 to the present - including A Chandelier in Pieces and anything later - I consider some of my better works. Hopefully my writing has improved over the years.
Enjolras/Éponine – This is my OTP, which I like to call Enjonine. I ship this pairing in the stage musical and the 2012 film. For musical!Enjolras, I use Alexandre as Enjolras’ first name, but for film!Enjolras, I use Émile. For the musical, I picture Ramin Karimloo and Samantha Barks from the 25th anniversary; for the film, Aaron Tveit and Samantha Barks. On Tumblr there has been somewhat of an attack, if you will, on Enjonine, with other Les Mis fans asking those who ship Enjolras/Éponine to explain why they support this pairing. I always mark this as alternate universe, and I never said it was canon. I believe Enjolras is much more suited to Éponine than Marius, as their personalities are similar. I believe that Éponine was more in love with the idea of Marius than really Marius himself, though obviously that was part of it. Marius treated her with respect, as a friend, and could give her a good life, but he always looked the other way whenever she had a problem. Enjolras, on the other hand, would have stepped in and done something about her situation. Éponine and Enjolras are both very passionate and opinionated people, and, if they had just taken time to notice each other, I strongly believe they would be very happy together. No, this is not a case of “I’m a hormonal teenage fangirl drooling over the actor playing Enjy and who decided that Eppie Sue needs a man other than Marius.” I have studied their character traits closely in the book, musical, and film, and have come to the conclusion that they suit each other. They’re not perfect, but who is? Go to unicornesque for some powerful Enjonine (if unicornesque doesn't convert you to Enjonine, I don't know what will), or Sliverloc303 or ThinksInWords if you want something more established and lighthearted.
Marius/Cosette – Despite what some people say, I like this pairing, which I call Mosette. Both these characters have been revived, in my opinion, through recent actors' portrayals of the roles. They’re not as spineless and weak as most believe, and I don’t believe Marius and Cosette would have been happy with anyone but each other. For the musical, I picture Gareth Gates and Katie Hall from the 2010 UK tour; for the 2012 film, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried.
Montparnasse/Éponine – This pairing is truly dysfunctional, and bears many similarities to Bill/Nancy in Oliver! I ship this more in a love/hate sense than sappy romance; save that for Marius/Cosette. Fluffy Montparnasse/Éponine realistically shouldn’t exist. I picture Ian Fletcher and Samantha Barks for the musical; Douglas Booth (even though he wasn't in the film, he's how I picture the character) and Samantha Barks for the 2012 film. I view Montparnasse as the abusive boyfriend type; he isn’t going to suddenly become nice and gentle towards Éponine. I believe she was a bit in love with him; he’s a fallback when Marius ignores her. Go to battyderp for some truly fantastic Montparnasse/Éponine.
Grantaire/Azelma – This is my self indulged crack!ship, which means Grantaire is straight and Azelma is actually prominent. While many, many people support Enjolras/Grantaire, I actually like Grantaire/Azelma. She is Éponine’s younger sister in the novel, known as “the forgotten child of the Brick.” In the stage musical, I picture Hadley Fraser from the 25th anniversary and Emma Dukes, who toured as Bet opposite Samantha Barks as Nancy in the 2011 UK tour of Oliver!; in the 2012 film, George Blagden and Emma Dukes.
Joly/Musichetta – Musichetta got one line of reference in the novel and isn’t in the musical (though there's speculation she was in the 2012 film), but that means I can do whatever I want with her. Joly is so endearingly paranoid about his health that I believe Musichetta would balance him out. For the musical, I picture Jamie Muscato as Joly from the 25th anniversary; in the 2012 film, Hugh Skinner as Joly. I’ve heard Musichetta described as a bit like Glinda in Wicked.
Félix Tholomyès/Fantine – I ship Félix (Cosette’s father) and Fantine in the book and in the stage musical, but not the 2012 film. This more of an angst pairing than anything else, as I believe she loved him but he only used her. For the musical, I usually picture Simon Gleeson as Félix and Ruthie Henshall (occasionally Sierra Boggess) as Fantine.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Raoul/Christine – I love Erik as much as anyone else, but I don’t understand why everyone thinks Christine should have stayed with a deranged murderer. Hence the fact that I ship Raoul/Christine, especially in the 25th anniversary. Hadley Fraser is one of the only Raouls I’ve seen who is a true threat to Erik and worthy of Christine. Sierra Boggess is everything I want in a Christine. She and Hadley make the perfect Raoul/Christine couple. I also sometimes write R/C based on the 2009 London cast with Simon Bailey and Gina Beck, but most will be Hadley Fraser and Sierra Boggess R/C. I might write Simon Bailey and Katie Hall R/C based on the 2012 UK tour in the future once I see the re-imagined tour. If I write a UK tour-based fic in the future, Erik will be based on John-Owen Jones, but my version of Erik in any other fic will always be based on Ramin Karimloo unless otherwise specified.
OTHER PAIRING(S) I SUPPORT:
WICKED - Fiyeraba, Bessa, Avinda, Flinda (to an extent), Elpharic (to an extent) (all based on the musical) Go to TheWitch’sCat for some extremely powerful Fiyeraba. HollyBushfermataosoHC247 and deeplyshallow also write fantastic Fiyeraba.
HUNGER GAMES - Everlark, Gadge, Finnie, Glato (all based on the film)
CHESS – Anatoly/Florence, Anatoly/Svetlana, Freddie/Florence (all based on the 2008 London concert)
OLIVER!– Bill/Nancy (tragic only). Ian Fletcher and Samantha Barks (all based on the 2011 UK tour of the musical)
WEST SIDE STORY – Tony/Maria, Bernardo/Anita (four words: Karen Olivo as Anita), Riff/Graziella, Action/Rosalia (all based on the musical)
IN THE HEIGHTS – Usnavi/Vanessa, Benny/Nina (all based on the 2008 original Broadway production of the musical)
GODSPELL – Lamar (All Good Gifts soloist)/Robin (Day By Day), Judas/Sonia (Turn Back, O Man) (all based on the 2011 Broadway revival)
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“[The Phantom] was a dear, dear character to me… I really did love Phantom [the show]. I felt it resolved itself in the end. That was the end of the story. And when I saw there was going to be a sequel, I couldn’t quite imagine him resurrecting himself in the way they had in mind.” - Michael Crawford on Love Never Dies
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