And last but not least, the first meeting of Sassafras the cat and Crowtaire. Upon his first escape from Valjeans’ home, the cat decided to pretend he’s one of the homeless animals and that’s how he came across Crowtaire and Courfeyracoon roaming the trash cans for some junk food… And maybe alcohol leftovers.
Needless to say, Crowtaire was instantly smitten.
Whoa! I didn’t expect everyone to be this enthusiastic about my little Les Mis/Wind in the Willows crossover (by the way, I need a proper name for it… Misery in the Willows? Naaah…), so thank you and… Have some more (now with 70% more character interaction)!
Ummm… Don’t mind the semi-angsty Sassafras/Crowtaire.
Sorry not sorry.
Bahorel was a tricky character to place; initially my friends suggested a rat, but then I Monty Pythoned and Bahohare was born. He’s kick-ass, has a fluffy tail, gives Foxparnasse hell and likes to hang out with Feuillynx, because bros. Lesgle was initially a balding Bald Eagle, but I’ve changed my mind to… Something else (not telling yet!).
Who else is there? Ah, yes. Meet Marius Toadmercy, a very vocal toad living in the nearby pond and head over heels in love with Cosette (to Sassafras’ dismay); Moly, a neurotic mole who is best friends with Crowtaire even though he always checks all his food at least ten times; and Swallowchetta, always ready to provide the gang with latest weather prognosis (which is a bit of a big deal, since both Combeferret and Sassafras are afraid of the storm).
Also, Combeferret is rotating Prouvowl… FOR SCIENCE!
And, last but not least, credit where credit’s due. The name Sassafras Enjolras is the brilliant brainchild of Sad Trombone. Crowtaire got somewhat nicked from a sweet fic, The Witch’s Garden. Aaand Combeferret and Courfeyracoon are more or less general fandom creation, I suppose? Prouvowl, however, is my own darling.
We interrupt your Miserable schedule to present the amazing Afro Cow and Disco Pig. *rolls away*
Ummm, yes. This started out as a Les Mis/Wind in the Willows(!) crossover and then things have gone a little crazy… As in ‘7 pages of animal!Amis sketches’ crazy.
Anyway, Sassafras (Enjolras) is Valjeans’ precious white kitten who decides to rebel against the oppression of his owners (which is actually no oppression at all and he actually loves them, especially little Cosette, but shh) and runs away into the nearby forest, where he meets many new friends: the cute if somewhat morbid Prouvowl, the wise Combeferret and his somewhat spazzy friend Courfeyracoon, the majestic Feuillynx (who instantly becomes his role model), the shady and cunning Foxparnasse… And of course Crowtaire, the annoying bird that frequently gets drunk on overripe fruit.
Well, that’s it for starters, I guess? Excuse me while I go bang my head against the nearest wall.
Hearing the slam of the door followed by what sounds like a choked sob, Enjolras turns around, mindful of the thick layers of fabric covering his legs.
“It seems like you have something to say, Grantaire,” he grunts, standing tall and proud as if he was anything but the latest victim of Jehan’s fashion experiments, “Let us hear it.”
Because the fearlessness of Enjolras includes defying gender stereotypes and/or fashion standards. Plus, it’s fun to draw guys in corsets (a big thanks to caroll-in for letting me violate her sketchbook with this particular garishness).
“I asked to p a i n t you, Master Poet.”
“Then let your lips do the deed, my sweet Dionysus.”
(FYI, I almost never do stuff like this, so don’t follow expecting to see more.)
Aaaaanyway, I’ve been talking about drawing an R/J Dionysus/Persephone thing ever since this drabble… And, lo and behold, I’ve made it! And in May’s sketchbook, of all places.
3 May is the Polish Constitution Day, so have a Feuilly.
And last but not least, alvesta asked for NGE’s Kaworu + purple… Ummm… I screwed up the ‘purple’ bit, I guess? But the thing’s hopefully still OK…?
Anyway, the lyrics come from Nena’s 99 Luftballons.