I still can’t get over the use of clair de lune in the opening scene of the hyyh prologue. the odd serenity of the melody underneath the sounds of taehyung washing blood off of himself and his hitched breaths, the noises of the outdoors- the birds chirping and the subtle white noise……….all of it is just so beautiful and eerie. whoever edited the audio is a true master, they know how to manipulate sound to bend the audience’s emotion…dialogue wasn’t needed to develop this film. I remember holding my breath during so many parts of the film, especially at the ending. the sounds of the waves crashing and taehyung’s breaths and then the abrupt silence as soon as he jumps from the platform…….the hyyh prologue is so beautiful in so many ways, I can never get over it
The world is a beautiful place in so many ways. There are brilliant landscapes, small acts of human kindness, and all sorts of captivating things that can catch an eye or turn a head.
But the one thing that intrigues you most is the certain kind of beauty which is hidden away- by nature itself- by the unfathomable laws of the universe- by something no one quite understands.
There are things only certain people can see.
When you look down at your body, you know your skin is covered all over in intricate tattoos; yours are bright, all ribbons of pastel colors, weaving together into decorative symbols, shot through here and there with the brightest threads of glowing gold. But no one else can see the marks. To their eyes, you have empty skin.
Indeed, the only person ever able to see the tattoos that mark another is the one connected to them in their very soul: the other half: the Soulmate.
“Shut up, before Filch catches us,” you murmured, but you couldn’t smother your grin.
“ Hey, If we get caught, I’m blaming you!” Sirius hisses, turning around another corner.
“Please,” you scoff, “You don’t let anyone take the credit for your terrible ideas.”
“This is true,” he mutters, “You know me too well,” A smirk curves the edges of his words. You can’t see it, but you hear it, and it lights fires in your heart
Moonlight soaks the corridors and paints the walls as you slink through shadows, narrowly avoiding Filch. You wished Sirius had waited until after James had returned with the invisibility cloak, but Sirius is an impatient creature, and if he is inspired, he will dive in headfirst; the same way your soul did whenever Sirius smiled at you.
The two of you approached the boys bathroom on the fourth floor and your brows creased as Sirius pushed the wooden door open, the hinges groaning in protest.
“Hurry,” Sirius urged, “Someone may have heard that…” With a final glance down the empty corridor, Sirius closed the door behind you. You stepped forward and you shuddered against the cold.
You stared as Sirius advanced toward an old, full length mirror mounted to the wall. “Now is no time to gawk at yourself, Sirius…”
Sirius snorted. “I found this the other day. I’ve yet to add it to the Map…” Sirius plucked his wand from the inside pocket of his leather jacket began to trace invisible shapes onto the mirror. You watched, mesmerized, as his clouded reflection followed every movement, sketching secrets onto the glass from another world.
With a final flourish of his wrist, Sirius whispered an incarnation and tapped the glass and, suddenly, it was no longer glass, but water. Ripples spread from the tip of his wand, distorting his reflection as though it were dancing with waves, and you gaped at Sirius, bewildered. Sirius smirked at your expression and stood aside, stretching one arm out, motioning for you to step forward.
“How on earth did you find this passageway?” you murmured in awe, stepping toward him.
“I don’t kiss and tell.”
“No, you just kiss,” you breathed, the word ‘kiss’ rolling effortlessly off your tongue. Sirius stepped closer toward you, you could see an entire universe painted inside his eyes.
“Do you trust me?”
“I feel like I don’t have a choice,” you joked and Sirius smiled, his lips a beautiful constellation mapped against a midnight sky. He took your hand you knew in your heart you were prepared to follow him through the gates of hell.
The two of you passed through the mirror and entered into the mouth of a dark passage way. Sirius turned and muttered an incarnation you didn’t quite catch, you assumed it was to seal the mirror so no one could follow you. Then, he turned back and whispered ‘lumos’ and the tip of his wand sparked to life, casting shadows away with white light.
His other hand still grasped your own and you interlaced your fingers. It felt natural for your hand to slide into his, and you felt the insolent magic that crackled in Sirius’ veins spark in the cage your clasped hands formed.
Your shoes slapped against the damp ground as you followed Sirius down the passageway. You approached a spiral staircase that the two of you descended and you continued to jog down the narrow pathway, leading to, what you assumed, would be Hogsmeade. You felt drunk on adventure and high on adrenaline, especially with your small hand still within the warm embrace of Sirius’ larger one.
And then you reached the dead end.
“What now?” you asked with a cocked eyebrow and Sirius released your hand. You suddenly felt ten degrees colder. Pointing his wand to the wall, he traced the same patterns to the wall until it reacted the same as the mirror did, the once solid wall wrinkling beneath Sirius’ wand.
Sirius took your hand again and the world felt right again. “Follow me.”
You stepped through and found yourself in a cellar, shelves and shelves of bottled alcohol sitting pretty before your eyes.
“The Three broomsticks?” you whispered before a single laugh burst from your lips. You clasped your hand over your mouth, hiding your smile of disbelief. Sirius grinned, reaching for two bottles and popping the lids off with ease.
Two hours later, the two of you were sprawled on a flannelette blanket, fire whiskey humming in your veins, laughing about old memories and smiling at that whiskey-sipping smile Sirius gave you when he was completely unveiled.
In the amber glow of the dimly lit room, you admired Sirius as though he were an impressionistic masterpiece. Your eyes sketched the image of the boy with silky hair and pretty eyes, smoldering cigarette between his lips, his voice like silver and his laugh like the rain. He looked beautiful, tendrils of smoke dancing around him, his lungs taking another drag of the carefully rolled poison hanging from his lips. He was a midnight sky studded with stars and you were addicted to him.
Your heart thundered in your throat and you baptized it with holy water as you took another swig, relishing in the burning sensation that trickled down your throat. Tendrils of smoke lingered on his lips and faded in the air like ghosts as Sirius gazed at you, unbeknownst to you, Sirius’ eyes were following the graceful curve of your neck as you tipped your head back and sighed.
“Do you want to kiss as bad as I do right now?” Sirius suddenly rasped and your gaze snapped to him, eyes wide.
“Drunk on love.” You cringed. “Cheesy, I know, but I’m a rather shitty liar so what’s the point of lying about my feelings for you…”
“Sirius,” you mumbled, “don’t do that…”
“What? Admit my feelings for you that I’ve squashed down for five years? (Y/N), I can’t do that anymore. I’ve…I’ve been trying to find the right moment but I’ve realized that there is never a ‘right’ moment. Not when there’s a war going on…” His eyes glinted like a shooting star tearing across an inky black sky. “The point is…I really like you. You’re bloody beautiful in so many ways and I–you’re blushing”
You ducked your gaze sheepishly, staring at the bottle in your hand. “It’s the alcohol…”
Sirius scooted closer toward you, leaning forward and cupping your cheek. You leaned into his touch, closed your eyes, felt the warmth of his hand glow against your rosy skin.
You nodded. Without hesitation, Sirius closed the distance and captured your lips in a kiss that resurrected every dead star inside your soul. Fireworks busted behind your eyelids, and simmered in your veins as you savored the smoky taste of danger and fire whiskey burning on Sirius Black’s lips. You wanted to inhale him like air and breathe him out like smoke.
“Beautiful,” he murmured against your lips when you parted. You believed him.
Can we talk about the way Jon just stops to look at Dany and just exhales heavily? It's like he is happy, releaved that she feels the same, taking in the fact they are so intimately together, and also admiring this woman who is beautiful in so many different ways. I can talk about it for hours, and I need someone to discuss this scene with. Seriously, Jonerys will be the end of me.
Yes! Yes, let’s talk about that. I first talked about it here the day after the episode aired. Lol. Because I just couldn’t get over the way he stopped in the middle of everything and just took a couple of deep breaths and that last one just SHUDDERS out of him….. Yes like he can’t believe he’s there with her and that it’s possible she feels the same way about him because it’s so obvious Jon Snow has heart eyes for Daenerys Targaryen. He’s a smitten kitten and it’s written all over his face. And he’s feeling such passion and love and devotion towards her that he has to stop a minute and look deep into her eyes and he sees all the love he feels for her shining back in her lavender eyes and he can’t believe it, but he’s going for it.
And then he dives back in and kisses her and he’s making love to her. Make no mistake. This isn’t just sex for either of them. This isn’t just something to get pleasure out of (though you know they did 😉.) They have a deeper connection here than either of them have ever known.
That scene, and that moment, are EVERYTHING to me. So thank you for this lovely ask. Xoxoxo
Growing up, I went to predominantly white schools. I was often the only one at my school who looked liked me. I went to parochial school for kindergarten through 8th grade during which I was the only black girl in my class until 6th grade. And when I entered high school, I was one of maybe 6 black girls total in my class (3 of whom were half white so 1 of 3 completely black girls). High school was a rough time because this was when things like homecomings, dating and proms became relevant.
This is when it began. This is when I realized I would forever feel in competition with non-black women. I didn’t see it coming, I thought high school was going to be an opportunity to meet people who didn’t just see my skin color. I thought high school was going to be a chance to reinvent myself and expand my mind and my circle of friends. Meet boys. Fall in love. Live out my very own Taylor Swift circa 2009 music video. BOY WAS I WRONG.
Not only was I completely ostracized from the other girls at my all girls school (lolz) but boys (at the all boys school school across the street) didn’t take a second look at me. In fact, I had a better love life in middle school (probably strictly for the fact that it was a smaller pool of girls to choose from) BUT REGARDLESS, high school was a lost cause. I didn’t get asked to freshman or sophomore homecoming, and I got asked to my junior prom by my gay best friend (shouts out to Big E tho). I was in a proverbial drought when it came to boys. My white friends? Not so much.
I stood on the sidelines and watched as they got asked to dances, asked out on dates. I listened and gave my poorly grounded advice when they told me their boy problems. All the while waiting for my turn. (Which did eventually come by the way, just not until after high school was over).
The question I’m posing is, are we as black women in a sort of competition with women of other races? In short, I’d say yes and no. Yes on our side, no on everyone else’s. Let me explain.
Black women have been painted in a negative light for centuries. We’re somehow simultaneously overly sexualized and seen as a way for men to live out their fantasies but yet, at the same time viewed as “too strong” and borderline masculine. We’re too loud, too ratchet, not gentle enough, not meek enough. THE LIST LITERALLY GOES ON AND ON. If we twerk, we’re ghetto and a stereotype, but if a white girl does it, it’s a turn on and impressive that she can keep the beat. How this works, I’m not entirely sure. I try to just chuckle at the different expectations but after a while it does get rather irritating.
We see it as a competition (potentially), because we notice that we’re not being noticed. And not even just not being noticed by white men. Not noticed by any men, ever. Not even black men. It sounds dramatic but it really does start to feel like that after a while. So to us, it feels like we have to do so much more to compete with women of other races. But then, it’s not a competition because we’re not really ever in the running. (Such was my experience in high school. If you had a different experience then I’m literally so happy for you real talk).
Here’s what I have to say to you if you’re currently going through what I went through in high school. You are so beautiful and so unique in so many ways that little boys don’t really know what to do about it. At this stage, they want what’s familiar, what’s safe, what isn’t going to attract attention. If I had known this in high school, I would’ve just sashè’d through the halls like Rihanna down the Victoria’s Secret fashion show runway. But I didn’t see how beautiful and unique I was at the time.
Let me just tell you, NOTHING is wrong with you. Yes you are strong, but you are also gentle. You are sweet, intelligent, kind and lovely. Your time is coming.
I only doing this, because the last chapter had me thinking, and if nobody in the manga is going to say it, I will do it.
Erwin Smith was many things, but I don’t have the correct words to say it. Erwin Smith was brave, kind, smart, with a big heart with a lot of human feelings. He was precious. He cared about everyone in the SC, because this man blamed himself for lost of his comrades. He wanted a better world, a free one. Inside of him, he was a child, with a lot of guilt and reject in his heart. He was a dreamer, that he loved his father.
He taked the mockery, the blame of the others, the hate, thinking he deserved it. He wasn’t cruel with the others, in fact, he was the best man I ever knew. He was kind, generous, and caring.
He felt like he was a monster, but he wasn’t. Erwin was an inspiration, someone who you want to follow, without a second thought. Without regrets, because Erwin was impressive, not only for his bright mind, but the sweetness and the goodness in his heart.
Erwin Smith was so beautiful, in so many ways, that losing him was painful, still is. His last word in battle was “fight”. He fighted against ignorance, slavery, injustice. He said that he will pays his debts in Hell, but I believe that someone good like him, deserves some redemption. Erwin Smith had the most beautiful heart, and it was an honour to know him.
I can’t believe he is gone. I can’t accept what happened. For a man who did so much, without a complaint, is… unbearable. And the only reason that come to my mind, about why Erwin did and acted like that, it was love.
He loved Levi. He loved Mike. He loved Hange. He loved his father. He loved humanity. He loved SC. And when you love like him, you make sacrifice for everyone you love. The only thing that I can accept, about this plot, is that Erwin was hope. And the “Flame of Hope” can’t be forgotten.
Erwin Smith is not real, yeah, but my pain, my sadness, grief and anger are real. I feel him so real, in my life, that his inspires me to be better. To fight against all my shit. Sometimes, when I’m alone in my bed, I think about him. I want… I want so bad to say to him “thank you”.
Thank you, Erwin, because you inspires me to fight. To believe in me. To sacrifice and follow my dreams. Maybe, you are dead now, in the manga, but you changed us. Every person who loved and still loves you, understand what I’m saying. And when a loved one, changes you, is forever.
I offered you my heart, Commander. And like Levi, I had no regrets.
Ok so, I began this blog on December 9th, well, actually I’ve been on tumblr since 2013 (nice, old Naruto Era), yet, I consider this one the actual date of this blog birth, since it was the day I posted my first BTS Fanfiction - Sanitarium (which I still hold very dearly to my heart).
To be honest, even if writing has been one of my passions for many years, I never expected much from my own stories, especially since English killed me in more than one way (ah, it kicked my ass so hard during my high school days lol); yet, I surprisingly found an incredible amount of happiness in writing for seven lovely dorks - not to talk about the crazy, wonderful authors and friends I had the pleasure to meet here, people who helped me grow and who gave me some of the most pleasurable reading moments of my life :’)
But I was saying, I didn’t expect much from posting my fics, yet, nearly 5 months later, I reach my first mile stone. Really, I can’t believe it: 1k people are reading my fics, and supposedly they also enjoy them. It happened quite fast, in my opinion, and I also know I’ve been very lucky for many authors are amazing and still don’t have the exposure they deserve! It takes them a lot of hard work when they should really be appreciated a lot more! This is why, to celebrate this milestone (ok, compared to other authors is not that big of a number, but still I consider it an important accomplishment ;^;) I decided to do a special, big fic rec to share the talent filling this social!!
Some of these writers are super known actually, yet others have a smaller public: they have such a fantastic way with words tho, such a breath-taking creativity, that I just needed to tag them and link their stories - hopefully, some of you will fall in love with their work too; please, if so, go send them all a lot of love, for they are not holy amazing authors but also amazing people :’)
And I’m incredibly happy to have some of them as mutuals, if not even as friends <3 <3
“Beauty is sincerity. There are so many ways, different ways
someone can be beautiful.”
“I’ve never felt like there’s just one way to be beautiful.”
“Never compare yourself to the beautiful girls. There’s always
someone gorgeous who will make you feel like you’re not.”
“Unique and different is the new generation of beautiful. You
don’t have to be like everyone else.”
Quotes By Taylor Swift
“Anything you put your mind to and add your imagination into,
can make your life a lot better and a lot more fun.”
“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can
“I’m beginning to think that you don’t find happiness from
living your life looking ahead or back… that you find it when you look around.”
“In life and love, you learn that there comes a time to let go
and move on.”
“In life, you learn lessons. And sometimes you learn them the
hard way. Sometimes you learn them too late.”
“In real life, saying the right thing at the right moment is
beyond crucial. Most of us fear reaching the end of our lives and looking back,
regretting moments we didn’t speak up. When we didn’t say “I love you.” When we
should’ve said “I’m sorry”. When we didn’t stand up for ourselves or someone
who needed help.”
“Just because something is over doesn’t mean it wasn’t
incredibly beautiful. Because another lesson I’ve learned is not all stories
have a happy ending and you have to learn to deal with that.”
“Life is a ruthless game unless you play it good and play it
“Life is like walking you take one step at a time.”
“Life isn’t how to survive the storm, it’s about how to dance in
“The trials and tribulations in your life make you stronger.”
“The world doesn’t owe you anything. You have to work for
everything you get and you have to appreciate every bit of success the world
“We don’t need to share the same opinions as others, but we need
to be respectful.”
“You have people come into your life shockingly and
surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you’d experience. You have
rejection and you have to learn how to deal with that and how to get up
the next day and go on with it.”
Quotes By Taylor Swift
“But no matter what love throws at you, you have to believe in
it. You have to believe in love stories and prince charmings and happily ever
after. That’s why I write these songs. Because I think love is FEARLESS.”
“I don’t think there’s such a thing as falling in love too
easily or falling too fast. Or loving someone too soon or trusting someone too
soon…I’ve never treated two relationships the same. Some people move you and
some people don’t.”
“It’s the most maddening, beautiful, magical, horrible, painful,
wonderful joyous thing in the world, love.”
“I think the perfection of love is when it’s not perfect.”
“I write a lot of songs about love and I think that’s because to
me love seems like this huge complicated thing. But it seems like every once in
a while, two people get it figured out, two people get it right. And so I think
the rest of us, we walk about daydreaming about what might be like. To find
that one great love, where all of a sudden everything that seemed to be so
complicated, became simple.”
“Love always ends differently and it always begins differently.”
“Love is fascinating. Wishing for it, pinning for it and the
anger that comes when you lose it. I used to think that I could figure out some
pattern to love, but there is no pattern. Absolutely nothing is predictable in
“Love is unpredictable and it’s frustrating and it’s tragic and
“Love will find you when you least expect it.”
“My favorite thing in life is writing about life, specifically
the parts of life concerning love. Because as far as I’m concerned, love is
“Real love still happens sometimes. It’s not just
something we make up when you’re nine. I have to believe that. You do too.”
“The way I look at love is you have to follow it, and fall hard,
if you fall hard. You have to forget what everyone else thinks. It has to be an
us-against-the- world mentality. You have to make it work by prioritizing, and
by falling in love really fast, without thinking too hard. If I think too hard
about a relationship I’ll talk myself out of it. I have rules for a lot of
areas in my life. Love is not going to be one of them.”
“There is a general rule that I always go by, and it’s that fall
for who you fall for. Whatever small issue you get hung up on, whether it’s
because they’re shorter than you, younger than you or they live far away- if
you really are crazy about someone, none of that matters.”
“To truly love is to have the courage to walk away and let
the other person who wishes to be free go no matter how much it hurts.”
Quotes By Taylor Swift
“At some point you have to forget about grudges because they
“Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through
the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be
that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed
“Be yourself, chase your dreams, and just never say never.
That’s the best advice I could ever give to someone.”
“Being fearless isn’t being 100% not fearful, it’s being
terrified but you jump anyway.”
“Don’t ever regret being honest. Period.”
“Fearless is getting back up and fighting for what you want over
and over again…even though every time you’ve tried before you’ve lost.”
“For everything I do, I think about a 6-year-old and her mom
that I saw at my concert last night. I think about what those two individuals
would think if I were at a club last night. I never want to be arrested, and I
never want to be arrested, and I never want to get a DUI those are my moral
“Giving up doesn’t always mean you are weak, sometimes you’re
just strong enough to let go.”
“If somebody hurts you, it’s okay to cry a river but remember to
build a bridge and get over it.”
“If you’re lucky enough to be different, never change.
“If you’re lucky enough to find something that you love, and you
have a shot at it, don’t stop, don’t put it down.”
“I believe when it comes to love, there’s something intangible
about who we are attracted to.”
“I’ve questioned everything about myself, every step of the way.
You have to have the same amount of fear and self-doubt as you do hope and
“I wish all teenagers can filter through songs instead of
turning to drugs and alcohol.”
“Just be yourself, there is no one better.”
“Keeping your emotions all locked up is something that’s unfair
to you. When you clearly know how you feel, you should say it.”
“Live your life like you’re 80 looking back on your teenager
years. You know if your dad calls you at eight in the morning and asks if you
want to go out for breakfast. As a teenager you’re like no, I want to sleep.
But as an eighty year old looking back you have that breakfast with your dad.
It just little things like that, that helped me when I was a teenager in terms
of making choices you won’t regret.”
“Never believe anyone who says you don’t deserve what you want.”
“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good
to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”
“There are two ways you can go with pain: You can let it destroy
you or you can use it as fuel to drive you.”
“What I’ve learned is not to change who you are, because
eventually you’re going to run out of new things to become.””
“To me, Fearless is not the absence of fear. It’s not being
completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having
doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that
scare you to death.”
“Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can
also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only
words you’ll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones you use to
intentionally hurt someone.”
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you keep thinking about
“You have to be happy with who you are and the choices you make.
If you don’t like yourself, you’ll never be truly happy.”
“You have to stop looking in the mirror and realize that you’re
living for yourself, not others.”
“You only get many firsts, each one is a blessing.”
Quotes By Taylor Swift
“People haven’t always been there for me but music has.”
“People like music when they’re in love, but they don’t need it
as much. You need music when you’re missing someone or you’re pinning for
someone or you’re forgetting someone or you’re trying to process what just
“For me, Genres are a way of categorizing music. But it
doesn’t’t have to define you. It doesn’t have to limit you.”
“I feel in my music I can be a rebel. I can say things I
wouldn’t say in real life.”
“I’ve always felt music is the only way to give instantaneous
moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticize it and glorify it and give it a
soundtrack and a rhythm.”
“Music is my shining light, my favorite thing in the world. To
get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult!”
“My definition of country music is really simple. It’s when
someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place.”
“Nobody in country music “made it” the same way. It’s all
different. There’s no blueprint for success, and sometimes you just have to
work at it.”
Quotes By Taylor Swift
“If you’re horrible to me, I’m going to write a song about it
and you won’t like it. That’s how I operate.”
“I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to love. No one
does! There’s no pattern to it, except that it happens to all of us, of course.
I can’t plan for it; I can’t predict how it will end up.”
“I love all the girls who have my song on their myspaces. I love
the people who come to my shows and put the pictures on here. I love the people
at those shows who sing along with me. I love reading your stories in emails,
some so touching they’ve given me chills. I love every single person who has
wanted my autograph, because for the life of me I never really thought it would
mean something to someone for me to write my name down. I love the little girls
who stand in line with their mothers like I used to do. That was me. I love the
couple who danced to my song at their wedding. Every comment, letter, and
message. I love people who listen to the radio. I love every single person who
is reading this, because you’ve let me into your life.” “I love you all so
much, I just wanted you to know.”
“I’d rather be at home and eat ice cream than go out and get
“I’m not complicated. My complications come out in my songs. All
you need to do to be my friend is like me.”
“I still love sparkles and grocery shopping and really old cats
that are only nice to you half the time. I still love writing in my journal and
wearing dresses all the time and staring at chandeliers.”
“I’m always going to be a hopeless romantic. Always.”
“I’m intimidated by the fear of being average.”
“I’ve always been a hugger. If we all hugged more, the world
would be a better place.”
“I’ve found growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it
doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things
I used to love. It means I’ve added more things on my list.”
“I’ve never been shy or secretive with the fact that if you walk
into my life, you may be walking onto a record.”
“I want a guy who takes charge, but lets me have my say once in
“I want to be an over-achiever, and I want to be known for the
good things in life.”
“I would love to continue in music, with writing… but I am not
the kind of person who will hang around if I start to become irrelevant. If
that happens, I will bow down gracefully, raise my kids, and have a garden. And
I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older. I don’t need to be
blonde when I’m 60!”
“I’ve wanted one thing for me whole life and I’m not going to be
that girl who wants one thing her whole life then gets it and complains.”
“I never want to change so much that people can’t recognize me.”
“I suffer from girlnextdooritis where a guy is friends with you
and that’s it.”
“I write songs to help me understand life a little more. I write
songs to get past things that cause me pain. And I write songs because
sometimes life makes more sense to me when it’s being sung in a chorus. And
when I can write in a verse.”
“So to you, or anyone else who has spent four minutes on me in
some way– listening to just one song, or watching one of my videos….Thank you.
I love you like I love sparkles and having the last word. And that’s real
Quotes By Taylor Swift
“As I grow up, the lessons I learn in love and relationships and
how we treat each other are hopefully maturing-maturing.”
“A good relationship is all about balance and chemistry.”
“In a relationship each person should support each other. They
should lift each other up.”
“You need to be happy with yourself or you’ll never be able to
be happy in a relationship.”
Reasons why tumblr should calm the fuck down about Le Fou being gay
1. Luke Evans, Bill Condon, and Ian McKellen are all openly gay men. They were all very influential in the creation of the movie and character profiles (and given how respected Ian is, they will do what they can to make him happy) so you know they won’t resort to 90s stereotypes
2.The articles have at least stated that Le Fou will get a (probably redemption style) arc to himself where he comes to terms with his identity and goes through legitimate character development. While we do not know what will happen, we can at least be sure that he won’t just be a walking stereotype with three scenes and four homophobic jokes.
3. Did you REALLY think that Disney would go all out with an LGBT character? People freaked out over Gravity Falls and Star vs the Forces of Evil. You can’t just jump from that to something like a lesbian Belle.
4, We haven’t heard anything about Cogsworth and Lumiere. Yeah Lumiere is hitting on the maid, but who knows?
5. This movie will be shown in openly homophobic countries. They know that they have to ease people into this sort of thing.
6. A business is a business. Don’t expect them to make every character gay just to appeal to tumblr. These people need to make money, and they know that they will lose a certain amount either way by giving Le Fou screentime and an arc.
7. Many people have had experiences of unrequited love and abusive relationships-gay or straight. The articles at least implied that Le Fou will have a happy ending, so why do you care if part of that involves getting over an unrequited crush and shitty relationship? As long as they do it well (*cough cough* OUAT) and believably, I’m all for it.
8. It is much better for them to use a well-known character and have them come out in the movie than create a side, one note character just for pandering purposes. They are giving Le Fou an arc. I would be much happier with a well developed, morally ambiguous gay character than a side character in a random town scene.
9. A lot of conservatives and people from the more homophobic areas will boycott the movie because of this, and that will hurt sales. If people boycott the movie because of one character that doesn’t fit their moral standards, the movie will suffer and Disney will immediately (and rightly so) root out Le Fou as the cause of it. You will end up setting this shit backwards.
10. Not every queer character needs to be attractive or in a position of power. It is important to display a variety of characters who happen to be queer.
Now, I am still skeptical of all of this myself. I hope that they give Le Fou some more characteristics outside of his love for Gaston and sexual confusion. But it is way too early for people to be freaking out like this over the movie.
Beauty and the Beast was the movie that defined my childhood, as well as that of many other kids. And now, a new generation of kids will be introduced to Belle’s world and see different kinds of outcasts fall in love. The story at its core, is beautiful in so many ways. It makes me very sad to know that many people find so much offense in one gay character that they would boycott what otherwise looks to be a visually stunning, intelligently updated remake of my all-time favourite Disney movie.
Just give it a chance. Nobody really knows any details about it. For the next two weeks, this is still all just speculation.
And now…I humbly await your threats. Feel free to unfollow me at any time!
(in all seriousness though, I would be more than happy to debate this subject in a cordial manner. just message me with your thoughts!)