but...it's actually really beautiful to be honest

beauty and the beast: a few thoughts

To be honest, right now I actually have a lot more feelings towards this movie than I was expecting. The devout Beauty and the Beast fan that I am–one of the stories that means more to me than any other in the world–I’m not dancing for joy, but I’m happy

I thought a lot of things about it were beautiful, and yet my enjoyment was, admittedly, marred by changes they made (and a certain Emma Watson they cast cough cough). It wasn’t as if they weren’t good changes or as if there were a lot, but if I knew why they made them, I immediately spotted plot holes with them two seconds later.

I even recall getting a little weary in the middle, but Tumblr–believe it or not, I will say this. It was a lot better than I was expecting. On its own, and even relating to the story, it is a good movie.

So, while in some ways, I was torn, there were moments that I cried, moments that I rejoiced, and moments where I just breathed the magic of it all in. And either way, while I wasn’t as giddy as my sister-in-law in leaving the theatre, right now, I feel like I’m a princess all over again (a rather tired and droopy-eyed princess, but that’s beside the point.)

The point is, I saw my favorite fairy tale, and while it could have been better (one day followers I will be cast as Belle and it will all be perfect trust me), I will see it again.

okay but Bitty’s glacial ‘bless his heart’ and hard clanking of his dishes and just general Do Not Say That Name To Me Ever was so amazing in the sense that it’s a MASSIVE turn around from the last time Bitty had to talk about/hear about Parse. 

Because last we left, Bitty had that run in with him after epikegster. He and Jack were off footed and when he went to apologize to Jack (in Shinny) all he was told was that Jack and Parse had a lot of apologies that needed to be said between them and that it was fine. 

NOW THOUGH. BITTY IS FULL ON DEFENSIVE AND PROBABLY JEALOUS??? Which means that Jack told him things, lots of things, REAL DEEP DOWN SCARY SECRET THINGS. All those Skype calls and text and phone calls lead to this.

So basically what I’m trying to say is, we keep being told Jack and Bitty are really happy together and in love and its beautiful and real and honest and REAL AND THEY ARE IN ACTUAL LOVE AS BOYFRIENDS AND I STILL CANT WRAP MY HEAD AROUND IT. I AM SO USE TO PAIN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.