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  1. This is excellent, and I love it. I bookmarked it years ago, but I still always come back to it. How have I never considered Fight Club and Les Mis before? And Grantaire and Enjolras as Tyler Durden, two sides of the same coin... just, yes. It's perfect. If you extended this into a full fic, and wrote the entire story from Grantaire's pov, I would so read it.

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      Thank you! :D Oddly enough, somewhere around here I do have a start where literally Grantaire springs from Enjolras to be the other half of him, his mirror, full of his doubts and depression. I think he sprung out of his adolescent diary or something like that.

      ...but not in the Tom Riddle way. Promise.

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      1. Ah, I'd love to read that sometime! You should post it on Tumblr and link me, and I will exclaim over how wonderful it is, even if it's not in the Tom Riddle way.

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        1. Astronaut Dale Gardner holds up For Sale sign after EVA.

          It's about 150 words because I never figured out a plot ;) And it turns out I have a second one also that's just one sentence. Clearly my brain still needs to figure out how to process the fact that Victor Hugo wrote a Classical Hero and his Foil and then wrote a three paragraph long ship manifesto.

          It would be pleasant to think that nature can provide such pure opposites, to believe that humans can be as polar as magnets. Humans attract and repel each other, but so rarely can one find a human with a match of such negativity. Where one has beauty, the other ugliness. Where one has conviction, the other lacks it. Where one strives, the other fails. Such circumstances might occur in nature, I will allow you, but they are more likely to be made of human meddling.

          It was such for the case of Enjolras and Grantaire.

          When young Monsieur Enjolras set out for Paris, he took with him an old diary. In it, he had written of his doubts, his fears, and his concerns. He had come to conclusions, later, but those were in his new diary, with his new purpose and his new certainty.

          But, uh, yeah, no plot. Maybe if I made Grantaire into Tom Riddle, then I'd get a plot, except Grantaire's not evil. He doesn't have the patience for being an evil mastermind. He'd get bored in the middle and try to steal the moon -- okay, maybe a Despicable Me fusion would work, except I suspect someone's already written that.
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