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I don't know how this never occurred to me before, but I really need a crossover between Highlander and Elisabeth. Specifically, one on the topic of Hungarian Sparkledeath creeping on one's faves, because you know who he really needs to creep on? METHOS. That or mutual creeping-on between Sparkledeath and Methos.

Seriously, dude has an interesting relationship with death. What with being an Immortal, and so he's probably died rather a lot over the last 5000 years; and what with the whole Horsemen thing in his past; and what with his thing about having a sword at his neck; and also his thing about willingly putting himself into danger for the sake of his friends while protesting his enlightened self-interest.... YEAH.

Now I wish there was fanfic or fanart of this. *sighs longingly*
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My internet’s been down all evening (IT’S FINALLY BACK THANK YOU) so I spent my time watching the Hungarian Elisabeth with subtitles - which is something I’ve been intending to do for ages. And um I had thoughts and things to say and stuff? But then the credits informed me that BERECZKI ZOLTAN PLAYS FRANZ JOSEPH APPARENTLY???? and I am too busy being astonished at this fact to have anything more coherent to say at the moment.

(probably I shouldn’t be astonished. I am bad at faces, and facial hair makes it even more challenging. But - I guess I am too used to seeing Zoli as Mercutio, and Franz Joseph is so different from Mercutio that I have trouble seeing them being played by the same actor!)
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Mara asked me last night whether I like Elisabeth or Romeo es Julia better, and I was momentarily stymied. I hadn't actually thought about it like that before! I've just been busily fanning over both!

It turns out to be something of a complicated question for me. Because first of all, my ideal production of Elisabeth doesn't exist, whereas my ideal production of Romeo es Julia pretty much does. And second of all, they're actually really different from each other? I like them in different ways!

cut for people who don't care. No actual spoilers, I think. )
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Thanks/blame for this fic go to [personal profile] carmarthen, who is a wonderful enabler and beta.

Title is from the traditional dirge "O Death"

Title: Spare Me Over
Fandoms: Les Miserables, Elisabeth Das Musical (canon knowledge of Elisabeth not required, as all that's borrowed is Death.)
Characters: Death, Fantine, Montparnasse, Eponine, Cosette, Grantaire, Prouvaire
Length: 1661 words
Content notes: blood, death, unhealthy attitudes to death, brief reference to child abuse
Summary: Five people Death doesn't kiss (yet), and one he does.

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Or read this fic here! )

Elisabeth

Jun. 18th, 2013 09:39 pm
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WELL I just finished watching Elisabeth (with English subtitles!) and I feel utterly unqualified to comment on it. It is interesting and intense and rather tragic! And there is clearly SO MUCH going on here that is commentary on the political situation of the time, and I really know very little about all of that. So most of what I am left with is one theme that I saw throughout, which is something I don't think counts as spoilers but I might be wrong so I am cutting it to be on the safe side )

My big disappointment here is that I really wasn't very into this version of Death. He's...ugh, I don't know how to describe it. Too overtly threatening? His body language and tone of voice don't give any indication of his supposed love for Elisabeth? Also he looks too human. BASICALLY I WANT SZABO P SZILVESZTER AS DEATH AND NOBODY ELSE probably.

On another note, Lucheni was really a highlight, and I wasn't expecting that. I didn't even know that he was a main character! But he was GREAT and it's really cool that this musical is all told through the lens of an extremely unreliable narrator.

(also I love that the word "kitsch" doesn't need translating from the German to the English.)

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