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Dear Barricadiers,

I'm not advising you take up arms yet, but I would strongly suggest you check your ammunition supplies. Taylor Swift has been offered the role of Eponine in the Les Mis movie.

Read about it (and the offer to Amanda Sigfried to be Cosette) here: broadwayworld.com/article/Aman…

Part of why this is a problem: the cast will have to sing live as in... without autotune. www.cinemablend.com/new/Les-Mi… (link provided by Starlene)

I hope you all had a good holiday, I think over all our Secret Santa went pretty well. Hope you all liked your gifts! Just a few group things to get in order as we start the new year.

:bulletblue: Permission Issues:

As some of you may have read in PhantomFans, if it's not yours, you can't submit it. Photo-manips made with photos you do not own the rights to (i.e. screen shots of the movies or professional photos from the show) are no longer allowed in the group. Along the same lines, dolls made with a doll-generator are not allowed either.

(Note that this is a grandfathering in... i.e. things submitted before will not be removed, but new submissions will be. You may or may not be notified if your piece is removed, sometimes I don't have time).

:bulletred: One thing I do need you guys to give me some feedback on are the 3D things... they look like SIMS to me. I don't know enough about how these are made. Are they generated by a computer, or do you actually have to put some work into them... I'm not just talking about customization- that's like a doll generator, I mean some actual detailed creation?

I need to know more about them to know whether or not they should be allowed in the group.

:bulletblue: Fiction and Writings Folder?

Would you guys like one? I know there aren't as many submitted for this group, but it can be a neater way to draw attention to/sort out those kinds of deviations.

Thing is, for PhantomFans we have a rule that only the first chapter of any fan fiction may be submitted - to keep the folder from getting messy. It's so much easier for people to browse the by first chapters only, then follow the author if they want to read the rest. I would probably enforce that rule here too.

Let me know what you guys think!

:bulletblue: Contest?

I have some spare points and we have some left over ideas on the table. Anyone up for a spring contest?

Ideas: Les Huezejefe (I dunno, I don't do well with French... it was "the Happy Ones") [EDIT: Starlene has kindly informed me it  is "Les Heureux"] , Fan fiction contest (although, we could save that for next fall), any other good ideas you have?
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SkyLily13 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I thought the Jonas stuff was bad. At least I don't really like Marius as a character. But using Eponine for the fanbase instead of talent... that's just TOO.FAR.
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Wolflinge Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I refuse to think badly of the movie. (Though I have to admit I prefered Lea Michele for Eponine. Taylor Swift is too pretty for my imagination-'Ponine. And I don't know if she can act. But they DO cast her... Well, I'll get over it. :P And wait for te final result, in any case. Who knows. She could suddenly proof to be the perfect Eponine :D)
I can certainly live with Amanda as Cosette

Can't wait for the end of this month, when we'll finally know all the actors and actresses :D
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fishandman Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
taylor swift can sing fine on her own without autotune.

none of these people are appropriate for this movie. absolutely no one. this has become a circus of stupidity and a game of, how many big names can we fit on this screen? Taylor Swift has a beautiful voice, fit for pop and country. Russell Crowe cannot sing for Javert. none of these people are fit for this movie. i'll just be boycotting it like i did Sweeney Todd.
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xXMaybellXx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY!!!! I love Taylor Swift. XD Her Personality SOOO Fits Eponine!~ ^O^ -Closet Taylor Swift fangirl- X3 I agree, her range isn't as good as some other actresses... But I think she'll like the challenge. It sounds like her. ^o^
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DarthxErik Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student General Artist
NO NO NO NO NO NO. NO NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

I haven't been adamant about anything since LOVE NEVER DIES. This is ridiculous.

Taylor doesn't have a musical theater voice. She doesn't have the vocal power for the role (unless she makes it whispery then maybe it could work, ala symphonic or something) but acting... in what has she acted before?!?!?! DISNEY DOESN'T COUNT!!!

When I saw the O2 concert I swore that if they picked anyone like Nick Jonas or Samantha for the movie I would not watch it. Well, they've at least managed to find a good Marius, but without a good Eponine they're toast. They're seriously toast. Who's going to take this film seriously?????

WJP#*RJN{O@#(NVPQ(#URCWOURBNPWENV"

I feel that we need to rise up, mes amis, and build a barricade or something. :rage:

And I feel personally offended that they find such good actors like Hugh Jackman and Crowe for some of the leads (yes they are good ACTORS... all singing aside) and they don't pick a good ACTRESS for Eponine??? Again, singing aside... suppose she pulls it off like Nick Jonas. If she can't act on-screen any better than Samantha Barks I'm going to cry. Out of miseryyyyyy. (la misere)....

Eponine doesn't just require a sad-face pasted on the actress's front for the whole show. The role requires a delicate balance of awkwardness, jealousy, un-readableness, and finally one of the most complicated scenes to act... a little fall of rain. I can't imagine a non-actress trying her hand at that one... especially with this whole live-singing business!!!

I'm done, i'm done.
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Bualistic Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh dear. Tay Swift as Ep? NO! NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!
...I think you catch my drift now.
Just, NO! D:
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Midnight-attractions Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*attaches bayonette*
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Southern00Belle Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think Taylor is fine, with or without autotune. It's her range that worries me so much...
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bluesun777 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
AWWWWWWWW. >8[
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Morgan-N-Wonderland Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SWIFT?!?!?!? Damnit! I wanted that role :( I should have sent in my stuff sooner.
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