tomorrow I will make a mini masterpost with all characters and spots I received, for now, you can find all of the answered asks under the tag headcanons, for Stony only headcanons check the stony headcanons tag
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What are your opinions on John winchester... just my curiosity spiking?
Oh boy, that one.
I think he was a bad, neglectful parent. But I don’t agree with the pretty wide-spread characterization of him as a total demonic, drunk asshole who hates his kids’ guts and beats them up. I don’t think John actually beat them up – not on a regular basis, at least? I could maybe see arguments getting heated and violent, but not so much of a constant smackdown for every small mistake. He might have put them down verbally, if the Impala comment to Dean in the end of s1 was anything to go by… we all know Dean would never let Baby get rust or anything :(
I think he, kinda, destroyed them emotionally and totally didn’t provide enough support. He loved Sam and Dean, I’m pretty sure – but love alone’s not enough. He was a traumatized, scared man who wasn’t in the place to raise kids. I know it turned out that this childhood was the only way Sam and Dean could save the world. If they were raised happy and safe without any training and only ever becoming close with each other in their formative years, I doubt they could foil Lucifer’s plans that were thousands of years in the making in Swan Song. But John had no way of knowing that, so, that’s no excuse!
Also, that face that Dean makes in the Dark Side of the Moon when talking about John…
Yeah, that one. Poor guy. From the looks of it, John would never let them be kids, especially not Dean with his parentification burden. I could maybe understand wanting your kids to be ready if you know monsters are coming for them. But, damn, he could’ve stayed with them. Teach them how to shoot a gun if you really gotta, but you can also play catch with them and read them bedtime stories, yanno.
Ok I’ve been meaning to make this post for awhile now, but I keep procrastinating lol
I wanted to discuss and compare between two anime that came out in the same year (2016) Which is ‘Kiss Him, Not Me’ and ‘Yuri on Ice’. I only wanted to compare the two pairings Victor x Yuuri and Kae x Nishima, and how different they are. And maybe how bullshit Victuri is at showing any romantic relationship lol. And point out the censorship bullshit people are still throwing out. Even if Kae and Neshima are both girls, they’re still a potential gay pairing (which I wish was canon), and the anime isn’t a Yuri too. And the fandoms constant complaining of lack of LGBT characters or couples, and how Yuri on Ice is the only one to represent that, which is bullshit. Ok anyway… this is pretty long sooo.. and I tried to make it short too, but I failed lol.
Beauty and the Beast has always been my favourite disney and favourite animated movie. I find it just perfect, the story, the characters, the emotions, the magic… when Belle fell in love with the Beast, I fell in love with the movie. So when I heard about a live adaptation, I couldn’t hide my excitement, but at the same time, I knew I would be even more severe with it. I watched it this morning and let’s say it right away, it’s far from the level of its predecessor, but it’s not a bad movie either. I would even say, it’s ok.
Let’s talk about the story and direction first. No surprise, as an adaptation, it follows the same path, keeping the dialogs and iconic moments, and for those parts I can say it was pretty good. Then come the adding scenes and here, I am shared. Some are very welcome like those focusing on the father and his past (having more details about Belle’s mom permits a further connection with the Beast who lost his mother too, so it serves to the story). But other scenes are just pointless, and mostly focused on secondary characters. For example, they decided to include the enchantress in the movie but…..she is totally useless…. I felt it like it was to throw a celebrity’s face at us, I didn’t understand the point of this character :/ Also, what a mistake to show the prince as human in the beginning!!!!!! I admit, this is the thing that made me cringe hard. Let me explain. The 1st Disney presented us the man as a Beast, because that was characterized him at this moment, even as human he was just a Beast. But we learn to discover the human in him, until finally meet him under his true appearance. SHOWING THE PRINCE IN THE FIRST SCENE RUINED THIS >< !!!!! **angry** I didn’t like how they handle the very end either, it should have been Belle & Prince moments, when the world is singing their tale. But the many second character got a moment too and it even stopped on the singer’s face, like why?? There’re some choices of direction I clearly didn’t understand. Anyway, it works for the most part but like I said, some things were pointless.
What about the characters now? Well, I have to say it, the Beast was GREAT. And really, that was the thing I was going to be so much critical, since, I think it’s the same for everyone who loved the animated version, we have all melted for him and learnt to love him like Belle did. And this is exactly the case here, at least for me. I even think they handled it a bit better tbh. In the first movie, The Beast went from a grumpy attitude to a pretty sweet guy quite suddenly. Here, after being saved by Belle, he is softer for sure but he still has a grumpy character because he still doesn’t know how to act near Belle. But his gaze changed for sure, you can see the emotions through his eyes, like in the animated version. And once again, I melted for him, I could see the human there. And it’s a shame Belle wasn’t as good sadly. Don’t get me wrong, Emma Watson is a good Belle really, she plays it well and her performance is fine. It’s just she was lacking of something I’d say….I needed more delight? she kept a lot the “tender smiling face” but I expected her to be more expressive seeing all the magical things happening around her. Even during the danger with the wolves, she doesn’t look afraid really. She was maybe a bit too reserved. But at least, when he was with the Beast, her expressions were more “alive”, so it’s not that bad either. But she has also some positive side like the way she is actually asking why everyone has this appearance. Belle is curious and willing to help, so it seems normal she would wonder about this, in the animated it always seems a bit odd to me she never asked anything about the origin of the magical things around her. Concerning the secondary characters now, there are actually pretty good. Gaston was the best character for me like omg he was perfect. I couldn’t see a better Gaston x) Lefou was fine too, pretty funny and very lovable imo. The father, having more development than in the original, was more interesting personally. Then for the castle servants, I have nothing to say either, they’re funny, dynamic, enjoyable, and well interpreted (emma thompson especially). But like I said before, the enchantress role was useless and some other characters didn’t really need more expositions.
Now, the music. I am gonna say this but the best parts of the movie are for sure the musical scenes. It’s exactly how I pictured the live version of them, big, very well choreographed, colorful and memorable. I’m crazy of Alan Menken’s themes in this film, and hearing them in cinema, I swear it gave me the chills so much (and I almost teared up during the main song/////). There are also new songs, and they haven’t all caught me the same, some are even not really necessary in my opinion, being very short and adding anything in particular. But How Does A Moment Last Forever and Evermore will definitely stay in your mind (Evermore is my new disney crush song >v<). Ok ok, I’m gonna say it though, I heard a lot about it before the movie but, yeah yeah, Emma Watson’s auto tune is too obvious and even a bit distracting ^^’’ I watched it in english so tbh I wonder how it would be in french now (I don’t even know if the songs are dubbed).
I will end with the decorations and costumes. It was really massive and I can see all the works behind it, and really I can say I’ve been very pleased most of the time. I still can’t love Belle’s dress though xDD just, no…
So, if you have read all of this, I’m sorry ahaha I love so much talking cinema and I knew I would have a lot to say for this one. So my finale opinion? The best live version of all certainly but it has its disappointing details. It’s still a fine adaptation imo, I’m satisfied with it even if it won’t ever replace my first love, the first movie.
Karui falling in love with Chouji because he is one of the sweetest ninjas in the entire manga
Chouji falling in love with Karui at first sight because she is the most beautiful person he has ever seen
Karui feeling so flattered and amazed every time Chouji almost absentmindedly does something nice for her because that’s just how he is (makes sure she has a snack when they are working on documents together, lets her know its not good for her to stay cooped up all day working, asks after Killer Bee and Omoi and whoever else she considers family, etc.)
Chouji not stepping one foot into Ino’s flower shop until he is beyond certain exactly what type of flower he wants to get Karui when they start dating
Karui waiting forever for him to ask her out and getting kind of downhearted and frustrated when he never does; only to find out he didn’t want to assume that just because they were friendly with each other that she would be automatically receptive to the thought of them going out (nope, no ‘friendzone’ mentality from Mr. Chouji here ^^)
Chouji taking Karui out to a certain place where there are the most beautiful butterflies and then telling her (albeit in a cheesy way and stumbling over every other word) that she’s the most beautiful of them all
Karui convinced that her fiery temper would definitely put him off, only to find that Chouji doesn’t mind in the least (he loves how passionate she is about things, and thinks she is amazing ^^)
Chouji convinced that his body structure would definitely put her off, only to find that Karui doesn’t give a hoot
Both of them cooing over and in total awe over their beautiful newborn daughter