Here be an unpopular opinion.
Like, a really unpopular opinion, I’m pretty sure.
I love all you talented fanartists and fic-writers out there, and I’m seriously not trying to piss anybody off, so… Here, I’ll put it under a cut.
I REALLY FUCKING DON’T LIKE IT WHEN PEOPLE INTERPRET ENJOLRAS AS LOOKING LIKE RAPUNZEL.
I understand that The Brick says he’s got a feminine look about him. (Which, personally, I think Aaron does actually serve. Wide eyes, long eyelashes, a slim profile, and he’s got fuller lips than *I* do—but I digress.)
Yes, he’s supposed to be angelically beautiful. That still doesn’t mean that you can fucking climb his hair.
It also doesn’t mean that he must be a L’Oreal Paris advert.
Nor does it mean that he weaves red ribbon into it.
I’m not trying to be a killjoy or whatever, NOR AM I TRYING TO HYPERMASCULINIZE HIM. But Jesus Bill Cosby Christ—just because he’s got a pretty face doesn’t mean he’s gonna be singing “flower gleam and glow” anytime soon. Sometimes, some of the stuff I see, I swear.
And this really would not bug me—except EVERYONE SEEMS TO DO THE SAME THING.
Because here’s something—AND I COULD BE WRONG—but I HEARD (or read somewhere) that extensively long hair on men, at the time, was a sign of the bourgeoisie.
I don’t know if that’s right. But if I DID hear that correctly, then… Uh, everyone? Enjolras hates the bourgeoisie. You can bet he would have seen a barber. Or cut it off himself.
I just—I honestly don’t think that “Fabio” Enjolras is accurate. You can call it Aaronjolras bias if you want (for the record I also like David Thaxton in the role), but that is just my opinion. I don’t think he would have the hair of a Pantene model. I don’t. He’s way too serious.
(I also don’t think modern-AU-Enjolras would have anything besides a neat, close cut, while we’re on the subject. I don’t think he’d even have the Aaronjolras curls. Because the ‘serious’ look of this day and age IS basically short and coiffed and—go ahead and roll your eyes at me—similar to an all-business Aaron Tveit. I think it is just true. But I digress again.)
I love all the fanart, you’re all crazy-talented people, keep doing what you’re doing, I just…urgh. Had to say something.