“I usually don’t post on social media when it’s matchday, but today is different. Tonight we play our first match of the season at the home. We are hosting our annual match for the Joan Gamper Trophy. It’s the 52nd edition of this trophy.
It’s a special match for many reasons. It’s the first time all our fans to see us at the Camp Nou this season. Here we’re excited introduce our squad and new manager, where we hope to see a full and loud stadium.
This year we play the Joan Gamper Trophy against Chapecoense. And for me, this is what makes it a special game to be a part of. It’s an honor. So let me explain…
I’m not sure if you remember or know their story, last year a very unfortunate event happened to this Brazilian team. Last November they had a plane crash in Colombia as they were traveling to start playing in Copa Sudamericana Finals. A chance for them to a big trophy. Other than playing in the first division, this would be their biggest achievement in their 44 year history. The game never happened.
71 people died in total on that flight, including 19 footballers. There were only 6 survivors, including 3 players.
It was a tragedy for world football and it touched the hearts of millions, including FC Barcelona’s and mine.
Since the accident, the support Chapecoense has received from all over the world has been amazing. And the speed it took them to rebuild their new team has been remarkable. From players offering to play for the club, to all the fans to all the help from football clubs and the organizations has been. In moments like these, we get to see the positive influence football has all over the world.
But it’s important to not forget what happened. Our stories of our past identify who we are today.
One of the survivors was their goalkeeper: Jakson Ragnar Follmann. He lost his leg due to this unfortunate accident and now is continuing his recovery with a prosthetic leg. This is now his right leg. I read that he has an ambition to represent the Brazilian Paralympic football team. I’m speechless. I can’t imagine what he’s been through, but after everything to then return carrying the desire to keep playing football really is incredible and brave. If this is his next objective, I offer him all my support and would really like to help if I can.
The second player is Alan Ruschel, he will play tonight, making his return to the Chapecoense team since the plane crash. He has recovered from spinal surgery - not something that footballers normally go through. This is a big brave decision that we should all respect greatly. And this is another very important reason why tonight is such a special game for us, the fans and world football. We won’t forget to applaud his performance.
And last but not least is survivor and defender Neto. He dreamed about the plane crash before happening. This leaves me lost for words. His recovery is going well and training each day, unlike Alan he is not yet ready to play. But that doesn’t matter, he’s a champion and to know about the steps he is taking to make it back on the field, as it’s both a psychological and physical, makes him a hero. If he can’t play tonight, I hope he can come back and play here one day in the future.
We hope to show a beautiful game tonight with the aim to bring smiles to everyone. Football has the power to bring happiness. We will all be thinking about all the players and staff who could’ve been here too tonight. This match is especially played for all of you and for everyone that represents Chapecoense on any level.
It will be an honor to play the Camp Nou tonight. See you there !
How annoying, right? You drive completely out of your way for a POT date for him to completely bail. I will say though, this is a first for me but this does happen to the best of us. Here’s how to help.
1) Try and get there first and say you need a table for one.
When you do this, they’ll only set up a table for one, not two. Meaning, you won’t sit through your own lunch or dinner by yourself. No one would ever guess. :) If he does come, getting another table setting is no big deal.
2) Don’t be discouraged.
This happens to us all the time. Think positive. Today was such a beautiful day in Arizona that I actually truly enjoyed sitting outside eating my bowl of strawberries.
3)Try and find a last minute replacement whether it be an SD or just a friend.
I actually tried calling one of my other ones, or even a friend who lived by to come and join me las minute. “Hey, I’m actually at _______ and was thinking of you, you’re more than welcome to come join.”
4) Make the day about you.
After him not showing up, I browsed the mall, got a real lunch and took time for myself. I was even happier knowing I could get to go home and do extra homework I needed to make up before the break ended.
5) Don’t put your eggs in one basket.
When I first started SA I only wanted one guy, but then shit like this would happen and I would freak out because I needed cash. Today, wasn’t the story because I’m like eh, I have three others. (AND FELINE FELIX IS TOMORROW! :D)
6) If he contacts you…
Finds out his friend was in a legitimate motorcycle accident. Picture included of his friend and Reverse Google Image site verified. He said he was extremely sorry and that he would make it up to me. USUALLY I wouldn’t give this guy a second blink but we have conversed, he’s very kind and respectable. He also bought me lingerie off of Yandy.com prior to meeting me.
However, be warned if you do give a guy a second chance he may end up doing the same thing again. I’ve totally been there. If you want, tell him be better wire some money to your pay pal to make sure he’s actually going to come if you do give him a second chance.
“You’ll be queen, for a time. Then comes another, younger, more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear”
Then comes another, younger, more beautiful
Sansa has being called out for her beauty so many times, it’s almost like a “quality” in the show.
to cast you down and take all you hold dear
The thing Cersei loved the most were her children, Sansa was the one that spoke against Joffrey, which led to his death, unlashing a series of event that killed the rest of the Lannisters “kids”.
it has been showed that Cersei is winning the game because her opponents don’t know her well, Tyrion’s plans (Dany) just failed in 7x03 and 7x02, but which character has being showed first hand how Cersei is?
the smart & beautiful Sansa Stark
Sansa learned from Cersei the game and she will outplay her now (having Bran to help is an advantage btw),
i’m pretty sure Daenerys is the red herring of this prophecy.
in Tyrion words, Lady Stark, you may survive us yet
The clouds that threatened rain earlier in the day have subsided, bunching themselves cosily near the horizon as though they’re aware that what Laurent needs more than anything else is a good sunset to serve as a backdrop. Laurent sits in the grass near the edge of the headland, looking down onto the dark sand of the beach. The water shades abruptly from turquoise to teal a few hundred metres offshore, a meandering divide that becomes less and less distinct as the sun creeps down.
Part of the reason Laurent has been so strict with the show’s budget is that he’s been determined, all along, to produce a finale that is truly spectacular. Sunsets over the ocean aren’t exactly easy to come by, on Australia’s east coast, and it’s an irony of geography that the nearest west coast belongs to another country entirely.
But that makes it better, Laurent thinks, gazing out over the vista of Te Henga. Crossing the sea. The romance of destination.
“I don’t suppose you’d be prepared to give us a hint,” says a voice from behind him.
Jokaste steps up next to him; Laurent has to tilt his head to take her in. Her hair is braided back, one plait forming a headband and the others looped intricately into a knot at the back of her head. She’s wearing a long flowing dress of pale lavender, just a shade away from overtly bridal, and it somehow manages to accentuate the porcelain of her skin instead of calling out unpleasant pink or yellow tones. Laurent makes a note to give someone in wardrobe a bonus for that.
“You do know who he’s going to choose, don’t you?” she says.
When I learned to know BTS, he was one of the members I recognized first. He has this calm, secure, open and warm aura, that makes you feel safe just by looking at him. Namjoon never fails to let fans know that he cares about us and supports us no matter what.
“I am the fan that silently supports you through your personal battles and loneliness in life.” x
“Y’all are people who can give someone love and sincerity. Those kind of people can achive anything. I know some talk like you’re naive, too young, but eventually fools change this world. I believe that, so believe in ourselves more. I love you.” x
Namjoon is one of the best idol rappers and I would say he’s also one of the best in the world. He has an amazing talent for writing sincere lyrics, he plays with the words and manipulates them with ease. He wrote most of the lyrics for Spring Day on two days and the lyrics he’s most proud of is Not Today. But honestly, you don’t want to piss off Rap Monster, if you don’t want to be burned into nothing in his next track. No matter if that is his part in Cypher or a solo track like Joke. My favourite from his solo tracks is Do You. With this song he’s encouraging you to be yourself with all your flaws and not letting you change through others or restricted by labels.
“Even if you’re not perfect you’re limited edition”
“Just wear what you want, how you want to.”
This group, that has come so far and we all love, exists also because of him and he takes the best care of the members since day one. He encourages the others in whatever they do, he never pressures them and he never lets them down when they come to him for help. He truly is the best leader.
Besides his rapping Namjoon really has beautiful, low and soft vocals and he shows that next to Jungkook with the cover of Fools by Troye Sivan and the song I Know, he wrote for ARMY to express their love for their fans:
Know you love me girl So that I love you Know you love me boy So that I love you I’ll be by your side, always Don’t worry ’bout a thing My love
Over the years he grew even more when it comes to speaking out. He’s never silent about issues of politics and society in his lyrics. He never misses a chance to speak his mind, but he never does it aggressive, never without kindness or respect. He’s a feminist, he supports LGBT and he speaks out of the hearts of many in such a sensitive way.
“I don’t care if you’re red, blue, green, orange, purple, whatever, thank you”
Namjoon loves books, he enjoys going on walks and being alone. He has his own sense for fashion and likes breaking stereotypes. He works hard to make up his lacks when it comes to learn choreography since he’s not as a natural dancer as other members. He has that thing that everything tends to destroy itself around him as soon as he touches it, must be a coincidence, really. He loves cute things and has a dog called Rapmon. Also he’s Bangtans tumblr boy, it wouldn’t surprise me if he had an aesthetic blog around here. Honestly he is painfully handsome and attractive with the best hair, no matter what color, with his dimples and perfect eyebrows and the way he expresses himself and always finds the right words.
Basically Namjoon is that type of person I would totally love to sit with, over a good coffee, somewhere with a view over water and have a conversation about everything and nothing.
Namjoon’s a wonderful, kind and gentle soul. He makes this world a bit better and he deserves all the love and appreciation.
“Please ARMYs remember what we say. Love myself, love yourself.”
Can we just take a minute to appreciate how adorable and emotive the I feel it coming scene was? Yousef feeling like he can be himself at the Bakkoush house and only getting nervous when he see’s his beautiful crush, Sana come in. The small glance into his phone screen to check his appearance delightfully mirroring the small look Sana did in episode one when she heard Yousef was in the room. Of all the weeknd songs to be in SKAM this was the most relaxed and the least sexual. Sana and Yousef have a connection, that doesn’t need to be sexual to show itself. Their eye contact and small smirks are everything. Also Yousef joined Sana when she was on her own on the tram and I love that.
Hi! Can you do a Preference on how Each of the boys (Mark,Tyler&Ethan) would act with a Plus size girlfriend?(:
well of course, honeybee! here we go!
If the reader was plus sized:
Mark, seeing you look at yourself sadly in the mirror: (gif)
Mark likes to show you that he can pick you up, even though your plus size. He does it like it’s nothing. He’ll pick you up by the waist and twirl you around before setting you back down and kissing your forward. He makes the above face anytime he sees you looking down on yourself, or if you say something self deprecating. He gets so sad. He thinks your perfect, and that it’s not fair that you got stuck with such self hating thoughts. If you ever want to, he’ll always tag along with you to the gym, so you don’t feel too self conscious.
Tyler (gif): I just … don’t like hearing you talk about yourself like that. Like, why do you feel that way when so many people think you’re beautiful?
Ty’s very big on body positivity, especially when it comes to you, because obviously, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. On the days when you’re feeling good about yourself, Tyler is all for it, showing you off to everyone. Regardless, he’s always proud of his girlfriend and how far you’ve come, because he loves you just as you are. When you’re not feeling so hot, it’s movie nights in with a big blanket and both of your favorite snacks, and comforting words in your ear, as well as worried ones, like the ones above.
Ethan, seeing you messing with your stomach/arms/stretch marks/etc. (gif): Y/N, stop doing that.
Ethan knows a lot about bullying, mostly because of how scrawny he is, and a lot because of his acne. So whenever someone begins to make fun of you, or cyberbullies you on YouTube or other social media, he’ll immediately get angry, and either shoot them down or go on a rant about how people are the worst. You usually have to calm him down, and then he’ll tell you that you don’t deserve it and that there’s nothing wrong with you. He instantly gets sad when you hate on yourself, and shuts you down instantly.
Note: My submission for Blade’s 2k Followers Challenge! The prompt was #19 “word: cathartic.” Dedicated to @reincarnatedsoul because it’s her birthday today! Yay! *All of the poetry below is my own original work.* I love you all and I hope you enjoy.
You didn’t realize it until one night when he held you close and spoke in your ear.
“I want to dig myself into your warmth
I want to line my bones with it
I want to come away with you in my mouth
And in case anyone asks me to make my favorite sound,
I am ready with your name on my tongue.”
You weren’t even entirely sure you did hear anything, right on the edge of falling asleep. But your suspicions were cleared the next day when you saw a small scrap of paper on his bedside table with that same poem scribbled on it.
You picked it up and ran your fingers across the words, a small smile spreading across your face, imagining him writing it down quickly in the dead of night, awake from a nightmare. You knew you wouldn’t press him on it; this was immensely personal and he had had too many people occupy his mind for too long for you to take this away from him.
Bucky Barnes was not an easy man to read. He held himself close, protecting what he salvaged and what he rebuilt with fierce responsibility. When he does something, he never half-assed it; Bucky put in his full effort at all times.
So when he was working through his recovery, his therapist suggested writing out things that bothered him, made him angry, made him happy, and made him remember. At first he scoffed at the idea. How was he supposed to write it all out and see it made flesh? See it become real?
But after much pleading by his therapist, he ultimately conceded. He wrote out lists, he wrote out his thoughts, his fears, anything he could think of in the moment. He would wake up screaming during the night with you by his side, running soothing hands through his hair, holding him close to your chest. You would run your hands all around him, humming a familiar song in his ear, one that was his, and he started to feel a little comfort. Then he would get out of bed after reassuring you he was fine, and make his way to his office. And he would write.
You didn’t ask, you knew it was his solace.
When he crawled back into bed, thinking you were asleep, he would pull you close again and whisper into your ear all of his thoughts.
Sometime down the line, those lists, those musings, turned into poetry. Bucky didn’t expect this. He remembered once upon a time back before the war, he tried his hand at poetry. It was tucked back so deep into his mind, he almost felt like it was something he made up. But as soon as he tried to fit his words together and tie them to his emotions, it was like returning muscle memory. His fingers just knew.
So when he came back to his place next to you on the bed, he wanted to show you how he was feeling. The only way he could think of was to recite his poetry to you. He would hold you close and brush his lips to your ear, place a soft kiss there and speak beauty to you:
“I wanted these words to come out like the honey
that drips from your voice
But all I could think about is the way your fingers feel
when they run across my neck
And there are no words for that”
After days and weeks of this, he came up to you and told you he was thinking of enrolling in a college and taking some classes. You were ecstatic, you couldn’t believe he had come this far and wanted to further himself in any way he knew how. You asked him what courses he wanted to focus on and he looked down at his feet for a second, a small blush creeping into his skin.
Sheepishly, he looked up at you again and said, “Writing.”
You threw your arms around him for a fierce hug and didn’t let go, rather you wrapped your legs around his waist and heard him let out a loud laugh. Bucky felt tension release from his shoulders, happy that you never judged him, always just accepted.
Months and months had gone by with Bucky attending college, learning and absorbing everything. He had started to warm up to showing you his writing, but he did it in his own way. He would leave notes around the house, little scraps of things he thought about when he thought about you.
“My heart is thirsty for even a drop of you”
“These words are red because I have never seen you in any other way”
“I feel a hole in my heart and you are the only piece that fits”
Every time you read another piece of his mind, your heart grew bigger and bigger. You didn’t know he was writing about you, you thought he talked about his nightmares, his torture, his past…but when you would see the small poems he left out for you, you knew he was better.
“The spaces between my fingers make me think of you
You seem to have a way of filling
every emptiness I can imagine”
You surprised him with beautiful leather-bound journals, an array of fountain pens with multiple ink bottles, a way for him to not only write beautiful words, but to make them look beautiful too. Bucky had gorgeous handwriting, and he was more than happy to practice lettering and calligraphy. He even ventured into art, although you both knew he was already a well-trained artist like Steve.
“I looked inside the cracks of you and found myself
Hold me there. Let me beat through you.”
One night after coming back from work, you and him were cooking and he brought out one of the journals you had bought him, worn with his writing. He opened up to a page and showed you. After reading it, you let out a small gasp, because he captured the night before with such grace and beauty, you couldn’t believe it.
“In the body of this house
we shiver and quiver
Our gooseflesh has made friends with one another
Has come to know one another.
Here we lay and drink honey from each other’s collarbones
Lap up the sticky sweetness,
of it all
in shoulder blades
And cross paths into the spaces between our fingers
And tangle limbs into the curvature of each other
“why did we ever think of leaving?”
He gently pulled your hand towards him and led you to the bedroom, where you saw a large canvas laying on the bed. You both approached it and he started explaining right away.
“Whenever I would wake up from a nightmare or if I couldn’t sleep, I would start writing. It was all about you. I don’t know why, it just kind of happened to come out? Every time I was trying to shake myself out of those thoughts and think of something good, something happy, you would pop into my mind.”
You reached out and touched the canvas, and you couldn’t believe your eyes.
“So, I wanted to do something for you. You’ve been so good to me, doll. So patient, so caring, so sweet. And when I thought of this and started workin’ on it, it ended up being something soothing for me, too. The nightmares started to fade and I’ve been sleeping better than I have before.”
Looking closer at the canvas, you saw that it was a black and white painted picture of you laughing. It was a shot that Bucky no doubt took of you months ago when you dragged him around town to lighten his mood. In the picture, your head was thrown back and your mouth wide open letting out a strong laugh.
But when you closed in on it, you realized that all of the black parts, the shading, the outline of your person was done with the poems he wrote about you. Each little shadow, the curve of your eyes, the strands of your hair, was done with the words he had written, his lists, his nightmares, his declarations of love, his descriptions of your smile; everything he had filled in those journals was now standing proud as an image of you.
You reached out and grabbed his face with your hands, planting a kiss on his lips that you hoped would show him what you were feeling.
“Bucky, this is unbelievable…. I can’t wrap my head around this.” He smiled down at you and wrapped his arms around your waist.
“Doll, you’re unbelievable. My life wouldn’t be the same without you. You helped me crawl out of my shell. While doing all of this, I realized that you are my solace.”
You rested your head on his chest, nuzzling into the crook of his neck. He leaned down and inhaled your scent through your hair.
So this is my first post on this page and this post was heavily inspired by me reading @exowolfblog ‘s posts! I’ve been obsessed with wolf!EXO recently and I’m so excited to be writing this!
Of course this is my interpretation so my ideas can be different from yours! And gifs are not mine!
I can least say that our precious Xiu would have two kids. He would have a little boy, and his precious little girl. The boy would come first, his princess coming along two years later.
Xiumin would melt into a puddle the first time he would get to hold his pups. The little man would be so small compared to him and when he opens his eyes, Xiumin is forever hooked. Legit, he will be staring at him for hours just in amazement on how small he is.
Then after his prince grows older and some other members start having kids, Xiu gets into the baby fever again and you two are blessed with a little princess.
He is forever protective over them, through the pregnacy and all. He made sure you were always taken care of and he was always the one who got up at three in the morning to soothe the babes back to sleep.
And who knows, maybe there will be a third Kim on the way?
Our deer boy would have three kids, two boys and a girl. One of the boys would come first, three years later a little girl, then another boy a year later.
Luhan is putty in their little hands paws.
He’s a bit freaked out at first when the first pup comes along. He was scared that he would mess up their lives up but as they’re born and he takes care of them, he really deserves the title of ‘The Best Dad in the World!’ on his presents on Father’s Day.
I have this headcanon with Lu playing with his kids hair. When the boys would be on his chest, he would play with their hair and massage their heads. He would do it without even noticing and it would gradually put the boys the boys sleep. Then when princess would be on his chest, he would do it to her and she would also fall asleep to it. It would become the best way of getting them asleep.
And he is forever having them outside. Whether it’s them hunting, playing soccer, or even dragging sticks in the dirt, Lu is always out with his bby’s.
And Luhan would be very protective. Any problem at school, dad’s on it. A bully, dad’s on it. He goes out of his way to make sure his pups are always happy and he can listen to their endless babble talk about nothing while they color.
Kris would have twin girls, and boy does his tough alpha male phyisic disappear in a snap. While I was typing this up, I could just imagine his little girls being his entire world.
When they’re born, he’s in so much awe, he can not take his eyes off of them. Then when he holds them and they look up at him, he turns into this pouty puppy and he sheds a few tears. He’ll look at them, then to you, and he thanks his lucky stars that he has his own family.
He is SO PROTECTIVE over them. Being the leader of EXO-M, Kris would be the second alpha, so he would always make sure that his girls are safe and no wolf would try to take them and try to destroy him. Lowkey though, I can imagine Kris wrapping them up in four layers of clothes when they go out in the snow so they have no chance of getting cold even though they’re basically walking furnaces.
They are also forever clinged onto his legs. They both turn into a giggly mess as he walks through the living room and he will willing do a whole tour of the house just so he can hear their giggles.
And he never can say no to his little girls. They’re big doe eyes and pouty lips would be their biggest weapon and they get everything they want.
I imagine Suho having two sets of twins, the first set boys, and the second set being girls, and the sets being a year a part.
The second set would actually come as a surprise. All through the pregnancy, all the ultra-sounds only showed one bby and one heart beat but delivery day comes, they leave the hospital with two beautiful little girls.
The kids would be absolutly spoiled. It wouldn’t matter if they were at the store or begging for another cookie before dinner, he would crack and would slip the extra cookie and as they get older they ban together against him so they’ll get whatever they want because they know he’ll say yes.
Family cuddles are also very present in the Kim household. He loves his family so much he will lay there for hours just to tell you and the pups how much he loves you.
And Suho would buy the biggest king sized matress he could just so the babies would have their own wiggle room. The kids would gradually “sleep walk” into your and Suho’s room and they would just wiggle their way in between you two, whining until they were wrapped up by one of you.
Smart ass kids. He would teach them basic skills when they were young whether it was how to fold clothes or how to make a fire with sticks, he would always have something new to teach them. And they can pick up instructions very easily.
Unless Uncle Jongin is teaching them how to dance.
Lay would have three kids. Two boys, being one year a part, then a girl who is three years a part from baby #2.
His boys are his little minime’s. They would enheirit so much off of him and they would even pick up his habits in a snap.
The boys would be so hyper omg. Lay could come home with his eyes barely open, but when he steps through the door, those two crazy pups run across the house and cling onto his legs and suddenly sleep becomes a thing of the past. They can play and wrestle for hours on end and not be tired. And some days they would cuddle up on the couch and they would be asleep with them on his chest.
Then his little girl comes along. You dare look at her the wrong way, angry dad comes out. A bit more protective with her than he is the boys, but all for good reasons. “The only boys you need are your brothers."
She’s forever on him too. Whether it’s a piggy back ride or he’s flat up in the middle of the bathroom hugging her, they’re basically inseperable. She’s also 100% okay with that.
Yixing just loves his kids so much and he always reminding them on how much he loves them and he is always praising you on what amazing wife/mate you are and how lucky and appreciative he is to you have how you brought him such amazing kids.
Our precious baby would have three babies. Two girls being two years a part then a boy being a year behind.
The sass is rEAl. The Byun kids are forever sassing Baek and their cousins, even picking up some adult language from uncle Kris.
They want to touch EV.ERY.THING. Whether they’re little toddlers playing with their binkies or a picture frame of you and Baek from your wedding, they always have something in their hands. And lowkey destructive devils.
They’re forever rough-housing and breaking something and teaming together to steal that extra cookie.
But over-all the sweetest kids you will ever see. Always helping mom with dinner, or helping their cousins with their homework, they are always there when you need them.
Head canon: baby #3 is such a momma’s boy help.
SQUISHY CHEEKS FOR DAYS. Baek is forever squishing their cheeks, from day one to the first day of high school. "Dad, you’re embarassing me!” “But I can’t help it! They’re so SQUISHY!!”
The second member of the Beagle Line would have three kids, two girls and a boy. The girls would be a year a part and the boy would be two years behind.
His first born is litterally his best friend. As soon as she’s able to control her form, she is out in the woods running with Dae and they’re always going to town to pick up groceries. Basically if it involves moving anywhere, they’re locked hip to hip.
Bby #2 is the definition of a daddy’s girl. He always has to coach her to choose an ice cream flavor for he’s always there to tie her shoes when she’s gets too frustrated and she gets everything she wants.
Even though babe #1 is clingy to Dae, bby #2 is basically glued to him. But when Chen’s baby boy comes around, he gets so soft. It’s such a headcanon.
Even though Chen connects deeply with his girls, the first time babe #3 gets sick, reality hits him. When the bby gets sick, you’re at work and Dae has to take care of him and he gets his sisters sick too.
The Kim kids are known for their display of affection and constantly wanting attention, but bby #3 takes that to a whole new level. He is fairly young when he gets sick and he wants nothing but to lay on his daddy’s chest because that’s the safest place in the world. Dae is always at his aid 24/7 even sleeping with mom and dad and is treated like a little prince.
Sorry for talking about the son so much, it’s just such a headcannon.
It makes sense for a husband to want kids, but our Yeollie can’t help himself and winds up with five kids. And he wants more.
His oldest would be a boy, then following a year after that, he’d get another boy. Then another year later, twin girls! And then two years later, he get’s another little boy.
Chanyeol is the most hyper in the Beagle Line out of my eyes so you bet that Channie’s kids are the craziest of all the EXO kids.
Starting out strong, his two boys are the life of the party in the pack house. They’re always putting on some show, running around or even playing one of dad’s instruments, you just know they’re there. And he loves watching them.
He’s one of those dad’s that has no restrictions and mom is the head of the house no matter how much Chan wants to argue about it.
Next come his twins and oh my god he can barely keep up. Them on top of their brothers, you and Channie still struggle getting sleep after the baby years are over because there are some nights to where they aren’t all asleep until almost two in the morning.
The last pup is actually the tamest out of the five. Unlike his older siblings, he’s reserved on the normal but when he is with his siblings, he transforms into this wild child and there is no stopping him the crazy evil maknae.
Chanyeol really loves his kids though. He takes the time out of everyday to wake up early to wake them all up in unique ways, showering all of them in affection and he gives out at least two hundred kisses a day.
He’s also a huge role model for them because they admire all the things he does for them and he provides the most he can for his family.
Just like Kris, I feel like Soo would be blessed with two girls, but they would be two years apart.
In the beginning when you and Soo had began to talk about kids, he honestly wanted one pup. He wasn’t in the baby fever as much as his other members were, Chanyeol, but once he got to experience parenthood, he couldn’t help but want another.
His girls are his everything, including you of course. He is forever wanting to go out and show off his beautiful family. And he loves saying, “Do, party of four."
His girls would heavily take after you with your looks and personaility, but they would have the unbelievable sass of their dad.
SASS WARS WITH THE BYUN’S.
They’re also a bit more hyper, most likely due to their hyper cousins. The girls bring Soo out of his shell by a mile-stone, but SatanSoo is also very present.
Soo is very protective over his pups so not a lot slides by him. There is one day where babe #1 is getting bullied at school by a bunch of kids from their rival back and you bet your buttons that Soo is at the school bright and early ready to set the parents straight. "It’s bad enough we have to deal with you mutts, but you feel the need to teach your kids the same habits? Discusting."
Like I said, don’t mess with his pups.
Our little diva would have twins, a boy and a girl.
So spoiled tbh. The most spoiled out of the whole pack. But he does it for the soul purpose to take care of them and give them the best because they deserve the world.
But even though they’re spoiled, they’re hard working kids and they’re always helping mom or other members. Tao teaches them from a young age that you should always work and do your best and you will recieve the best in return. He is forever attached to them, like he never wants to put them down.
And Tao is forever calling them 'my babies,’ or 'my pups.'
He loves people asking about the little ones just so he can show them off. It’s his favorite thing to do. But he has the biggest smile on his face when he talks about them. He is SO proud of them. Then he’ll get carried away and he can talk about them for hours.
Sehun: "Hyung, that’s great that they counted to five but I really need to go back to my work.” Tao: “But that’s not even the bEst PART.”
This is such a head canon of mine. Kai would have four kids, souly just to have his own army of kids.
His first born would be a boy then another boy two years later. Then he’d get in the baby fever again, and a year later he’s got twins(boy and girl).
Just like Tao, he loves to spoil them. He wants his kids to have everything because they’re the best humans on the planet and never wants his pups to be without something. He gets banned from taking the kids to the grocery store because he spends WAY more than he needs to just because he gives into the puppy dogs faces.
He is so fascinated with everything they do. One day he watches the twins color for a straight hour just because he is so fascinated on how focused they are and how they don’t color outside of the lines.
And he is forever watching them sleep.
And once the pups are born, Kai turns into a jungle gym. His princess is forever on his shoulders it’s her favorite place, one of the boys is wrapped around his left foot while the other is on his right leg, and he’s got the other boy dangling off of his arm(or Kai is carrying him).
And as they grow up, he’s forever whining over his body being sore because they still crawl on him, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.
And last but not least I can see our maknae having three little pups: twin boys and then a year later a litte girl.
Headcanon, ever since he started to think of having puppies, he’s always wanted a girl. He wanted to have his own little princess that he could spoil to death but when his boys come along, he’s wrapped around their little fingers. Cried at their birth.
He is forever holding them and he is always so interested in what they do and he wants to be right by their side every second of the day.
And anytime you’re having a family movie night, he’s got the most loving look on his face as he watches you and your boys focusing on the silly movie. And family movie nights are a mUST, you have to have them at least two times a week. EXO is a big pack and of course he loves being with his members and their little pups all the time, but our Sehunnie loves being with just him and his boys.
Then a little bit after it’s the boys first birthday, he’s like, “let’s have another baby.” And by golly does he get his little princess. Defiently cried when she was born.
He litterally kills any flies that come her way because he is so protective over her. He is so gentle and causious with her. He was afraid to hold her at first and you swear that he actually thought she was made of glass.
He is forever wanting to feed her or bathe her just so she can see her giggle and make some kind of mess. She is also forever on his chest sleeping and the boys are right beside her, wrapped up in his arms.
Family naps also becomes a huge thing because it’s literally the best thing in the world and everyone is so warm and cuddly.
Requestedby anon. I don’t know if it’s angst but I tried, based on the song “i’m not sorry” by Dean. Enjoy!
You thought that being with Hyuk would be great, he wined and dined you, he treated you like the most precious woman. You were in the industry too so you did not trust him, you were an underground rapper and you were around rappers and other artists all the time, so you knew the game. You know the saying “things happen when you are not on guard”? exactly that.
He started ignoring you, missing calls and dates became normal, you started feeling used and it hurt, he was only there when he needed someone to warm his bed. The worst part was when you decided to confront him, asking questions he didn’t want to answer.
“Hyuk i’m not a hooker, I deserve more than this, you told me I deserve everything! where did that go?”
“Look, I don’t have time for this”
He went to get his trousers and pulled a pack of money, he started approaching you with the pack on his hand, you could feel your stomach turning.
“Take this, go buy some nice stuff and have a good night OK princess?”
He instructed you, placing the money on your hand. You looked at him with rage, you might have been sad a second ago but now you were fuming. You acted automatically and slapped him as hard as you could, you threw the money at him and got up to get your stuff. He just stood there looking at you with a devious smile.
“Don’t EVER call me again, you are an asshole”
“Whatever you say princess, close the door on your way out”
“Go to hell”
You started issolating yourself, you had true feelings for Hyuk and seeing him treating you like this was a huge pain to your heart but also to your ego. Because of your unstable mind you decided to take a break from everything, from your friends, your studio, social media, the gym,everything. You stayed at home, you knew it would hurt your career but you had to do this, you ad to deal with your heartbreak.
Slowly but surrely you rose back up. You went to the gym, you called a few friends and you heared a few beats for inspiration. Of course your “no show” attitude made your name take a tumble, you just suddenly went ghost mode and people thought you were done for, you had to get started all over again, but you were ready to face the music and show to everyone that you still lived for music.
“I don’t want to face him again”
“This is the best opportunity to put your name back out there, Show me the money is a huge show and can give you back your credibility. If you do get through the team selection pick another team, you have worked with Jay and he would for sure want you on his team”
Your producer argued back. You and him had managed to develop a good friendship, that is the reason he was on your case for applying to this stupid show, you had to admit he was right about how big the show was,but could you really stand seeing his face again. You knew good and damn well that he would feel a great satisfaction for being able to judge you, cause that’s just how he was, an asshole full of pride and lust for power over anyone.
“I don’t know”
“This is your career (y/n) you are going to throw it away for him? this will give him more pleasure than letting him be a judge. Even if you don’t go, you will have to face him, you can’t hide anymore”
That hit you straight in your heart. He was right, you have been avoiding him for such a long time, you can’t keep doing this, also it will help you one hundred percent move on from this, to finally see him and be comfortable with it, don’t just run out the room or refuse to go to an outing just in the thought he could be there.
“Fine, I will apply”
On the first round of auditions you were lucky. Tiger JK was the one that showed up in front of you to hear what you had, so you bowed and waited for him to give you the go
(These are lyrics from a song I like, nicki minaj ft. eminem Roman’s Revenge)
I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin So far ahead, these bums is lagging See me in that new thing, bums is gagging I’m starting to feel like a dungeon dragon Raah, raah, like a dungeon dragon I’m starting to feel like a dungeon dragon Look at my show footage, how these girls be spazzin’ So fuck I look like getting back to a has-been Yeah, I said it, has-been, hang it up, flat screen Plasma, hey Nicki, hey Nicki, asthma I got the pumps, it ain’t got medicine I got bars, sentencing I’m a bad bitch, I’m a cunt And I’ll kick that ho, punt Forced trauma, blunt You play the back, bitch, I’m in the front You need a job, this ain’t cutting it Nicki Minaj is who you ain’t fucking with You lil’ Fraggle Rock, I beat you with a pad-a-lock I am a movie, camera block You outta work, I know it’s tough But enough is enough
You were happy with your delivery, your voice loud and clear with a heavy amount of confidence. Tiger JK smiled and gave you the necklace.
“Good Job, keep working hard”
You smiled and put the necklace on, as you saw the cameras approach you to see your reaction.
“2017 will be the best year, watch out”
Now was the hard part, but you decided to make it even harder so you pulled a few lyrics you had written while heartbroken just to fully let it all out and actually show some emotion other than confidence and the common project of “i’m the best, I get money” that everyone was projecting. So you patiently waited until your name was called and it did, you took a deep breath and walked to the door before the stage with the put of fire.
“Ohh this will be interesting”
Jay said. He was one of the few people you had confessed everything that happened, he sympathised with you and helped you find yourself again, you owed a lot to him.
The door opened and you walked in trying to avoid eye contact with him, inside you were shaking but on the outsdie you just smiled and stood on the spot with the big X.
“Who was the one that passed you?”
“Tiger Jk hyung”
You answered and looked at him. So did the others, waiting to hear the reason behind it.
“She had very strong lyrics, she was very strong and neat with the lyrics so the necklace was very well deserved.”
“Okay so let’s go”
(These lyrics are from a song “doin’ good by kittib and Verbal jint)
It’s the first for me too After I met you, I got some sick time off But things just got dull and soft My growth did not become better
Even when you changed things however you wanted I was so busy adjusting to that I didn’t want to acknowledge this But my heart is bigger, even if I became the weaker person
I remember back then, you said, “not you” but I told you that I got this someday I hated myself for being next to you I hated myself but I still believed in myself
I’ve opened my once blind eyes I’ll put away the question mark that I had on myself No one can knock me down I’m turning the light off between us
I’m not a firefighter but now I’m extinguishing So I won’t find myself in anyone else Focus, look in the mirror Believe in what you see, I’ll win it all I’ll give time to myself instead of guys I need nothing
You took a deep breath and pretty much got out of the zone that you were on, you didn’t really pay attention to the judges while you were rapping, it was like you were alone in the booth or your house. Although you got an all pass.
“That was a strong amount of emotion”
“I went on a hiatus because of something that happened on my personal life, so I wanted to come back here because I want to show that i’m still worth it but to also give a glimpse of were my mindset was at the time”
You explained looking at Dok2, who was the one that asked. They nodded and you waited for further comments.
“It was beautiful, we don’t really see others coming here and admitting feelings like that”
Gaeko commented and you nodded, it was exactly what you wanted to achieve and you were happy someone got the memo.
“That’s what I wanted, we are all humans”
“We’ll see you on the next round”
Zico chipped in. You bowed and walked away with a happy smile all over your face. You did it, not only you passed, you saw and performed right in front of him, with confidence might I add.
What you did not expect was an unexpected phone call during the night hours. You picked up thinking nothing off it but your breath hitched to your throat once you heard that familiar voice.
“That was quite a show you put on today (y/n)”
Dean. You had stopped calling him by his real name a while ago, since the fame had eaten him up and there was no real person behind Dean. You swallowed the lump in your throat and faced the music
“What do you want?”
“I know you want to hear a sorry (y/n), but i’m not sorry. Actually I think I should hear a thank you from you, since the song that gave you a pass was all about me”
“Is this why you called?”
“Come on (y/n). What do you want to hear? that I missed you? No I don’t, why you were hiding I made money. Why did you even performed that? to make me regret what I said? no I don’t”
You could not understand why he called you,he was just bragging, honestly you did not feel hurt or pissed anymore, you were just over it.
“Here’s what’s up Dean. Don’t ever call me again, you are an asshole that does not deserve any of my time, let me succeed on my own and please if I do make it in a team I would appreciate it if you NEVER come and talk to me. I hope you rot with your money in hell”
After that you hunged up. There it was, the pain was slowly creeping on to you, why did it had to be like this? why doeshe want to hurt you so badly? he called just to put you down, to rub his success on your face, he acted like you had hurt him and not the other way around. That’s when the question came
“Should I give the show up?”
What if he is like this all the time? What if he never stops calling you, can you live with him waiting to rip you in pieces? What will happen next?
“Oh Justin it’s so beautiful here,” I said dropping my luggage running over to look at the view the hotel had provided us. My heart gushed over the view of Punta Cana. It was beyond breath taking at night and I couldn’t wait to see it in the morning.
“Mhmm and it’s just gonna be,” Justin came up from behind me and wrapped his muscular arms around my stomach,“you and I. All week.” His lips fell to my neck sucking gently. I threw my head back taking in the pleasure. “Give me a kiss,” he demanded.
I turned around moving my lips to his. Opening my mouth hoping for a little more of his taste,I moaned against his mouth when my wish was granted and felt his tongue meet mine so soft and passionate. “Jump,” he mumbled. I did as told and felt Justin walk me over to the bed laying me down carefully. My hands grabbed the hem of his shirt taking it off. Craving for his body I rolled over so I was on top and immediately let my lips attack over his collar bone and pecks. My kisses moved down to his stomach and stopped to unbuckle his pants. After successfully taking them off I moved back to his neck. “Take off your uh,” Justin began but moaned as soon as he felt my tongue roll onto his skin,“take off your shirt baby.” I pulled apart grabbing the hem of my shirt and taking it off slowly. “Always putting on a show for me,” Justin smirked.
I threw my shirt not caring where it went. I leaned down against Justin’s lips and whispered,“only for you babe.” And attached my lips against his. I felt his fingertips reach behind my bra strap successfully unhooking it. His lips left mine to take off my bra completely. Justin’s hands slowly made their way down to the sides of my stomach and stopped on my hips. Gripping them tightly he begins moving me slowly upward and downward on his covered dick. I felt his area twitch against my vagina and felt myself getting wetter by the friction.
“Holy shit.” He moaned. I began moving faster. Feeling my vagina more satisfied with this pace. “Wrap your arms,” Justin breathed,“around my neck. I want to feel all of you,” he muttered. I did as told and gave him a sloppy kiss. I began slightly pouncing on him. I let my lips go from his and whimpered against his ear.
“Fuck you’re so hot,” he said in between moans. I felt Justin buckle his hips directly above mine. I felt myself slow down. the pleasure was too desirable and my legs felt weak. “Don’t give up on me,” Justin demanded and I felt his hands grab my hips again moving our areas against each other.
“Ju-Justin,” I moaned at the feeling.
“That’s right baby. Say it louder for me,” he said and moved my vagina so close with his dick.
He rolled us over so he was on top. “I need to feel you y/n,” Justin begged. “So bad.” His hands reached towards my leggings feeling the hem before slowly pulling down.
“Justin. Wait,” I said trying to catch my breath but he wouldn’t listen. “Justin,” I repeated again hoping to catch his attention but his eyes were fixed on my thong that was slowly being revealed to his greedy eyes. “Justin!” I exclaimed pushing him back.
“What y/n?” He yelled stumbling back. I ignored his question and pulled up my leggings and grabbed my bra hooking it up again. I laid down on the bed facing the ceiling. I felt the bed dip knowing Justin sat down next to me, his back against the bed post. “I’m sorry I yelled at you baby,” Justin apologized running his hands through my hair at a soft motion. “I just don’t get it,” he sighed looking at the television even though it wasn’t on. “We’ve been dating for 4 months and I want to pleasure my princess the way she deserves to be pleasured. But whenever I try you tell me to stop. D-do I make you feel uncomfortable?” He looked down at me. “Do you want to wait until marriage? I can do that. I just need you to tell me-”
“Justin, no it’s none of that,” I interrupted. I sat up and leaned my right shoulder against the bed post getting a view of his side profile.
“Then what is it y/n,” Justin plead for an answer.
“I’m too embarrassed to tell you.”
“You have a std?” Justin looked over at me with wide eyes.
“No you idiot!” I giggled pushing him slightly. “I’m just embarrassed by my stretch marks,” I mumbled looking away not wanting to see his reaction.
It was about two minutes of silence but felt like more. “That’s what this is about?” Justin question. I nodded. “The whole time we’ve been together?” I nodded again. “Where are they located?”
“I have a couple on my ass,” I confessed.
“Baby,” Justin sighed. “Why are you ashamed by them?”
“Cause nobody likes them!” I kinda yelled thinking it was common sense. “I mean i don’t think it’s a big deal,stretch marks are natural. But I was the only one who had them in middle school, high school, even the friends I have now don’t have them. I hate going to the beach or pool knowing that my body will be looked at disgustingly for something I have no control over. ,” I said feeling a little angry. “I remember wanting to join the dance team or cheer team in high school but I never had the guts because they always wore short shorts and I was afraid of people speaking badly of them,” I confessed.
“Do you hate them?” Justin empathized on the you.
I shook my head,“No. I just don’t want anyone talking bad about it. Especially you,” I said and raised my head to look at him.
“Can I see them?” Justin asked with hope in his eyes. It took a while for me to approve but I nodded. I got off the bed and pulled my leggings off completely. I slowly turned around, my heart racing. ‘If he hates it then it’s not meant to be a real man will love my-’ i thought to myself but was cutoff by Justin’s voice. “Goddamn that ass is fat,” Justin exclaimed.
“Justin!” I stumped my leg.
“Woah do that again. Your ass just semi twerked,” Justin beamed.
I turned back around,“you’re missing the point,” I crossed my arms.
“That’s cause I see nothing wrong with your body princess. Come here,” I walked over to where he was seated on the bed. He grabbed my hips and rotated me back around again. His hands roamed my booty. “I think your ass is beautiful. Every tiger has its stripes. And that’s what you are. My little tiger. Rawr.”
“Shut up,” I blushed giggling a little at his cuteness. It wasn’t until I felt Justin kiss one of my cheeks that I felt completely shy all of the sudden. “Stop,” I chuckled backing away.
“What? I’m just showing love to my favorite body. But in all seriousness come here.” Justin patted the space next to him. I sat down close to him and wrapped my arms around his waist looking up to him. “As much as I love your stretch marks my opinion about them doesn’t matter. It should only matter about what you think about them. If you love them, flaunt it. Self love is important y/n. If you’re happy with yourself that’s the only think that should matter. And remember how you said you knew no one around you that had stretch marks?” I nodded my head at his question. “Well a lot of teenage girls spend their time on social media and there can be someone who was just like you ashamed of their beauty marks. You have quite a following on social media and you can post pictures in your bikini or something showing off your marks. So girls like you don’t have to feel bad about themselves. They’ll have you to look up.”
“I really do love you,” I said admiring him. How did I get such a perfect guy. “A lot.”
“I love you too. Everything about you. Don’t be ashamed baby.”
“Now let’s get go back to what we started,” I said giving him a kiss.
End. Hope you guys liked this and if u didn’t fuck you. This ones for my ladies with their beautiful stretch marks. ik it’s hard but u gotta learn to love them life is too short to be thinking about what other bitches have to say. Send request
Are you gonna stick around and keep doing Swan Queen metas, even tho they're not endgame? (crying hysterically rn)
I haven’t seen anything that changed my mind in these last episodes. I just didn’t expect it to be quite as vague and ambiguous. My theories are all tied to OperationOUT and there was a lot of confirmation. The existence of the story realms was tied directly to the state of Emma’s mind, I’m not sure if they could have been more overt.
Then there was Emma’s tattoo that only appeared after Emma’s car crash, which I talk about here.
It was missing again in the asylum where Emma tried to step away from the fairy tales - even if I don’t think she’s actually in an asylum, the medical setting was realistic. In conscious reality Emma doesn’t have a tattoo.
There was another reminder both of the invite of the forbidden fruit, but also of the apple as a symbol of consciousness. I’ve been saying Emma and Regina’s story can only start to play out after Emma wakes up, so all these symbols of waking mean it can finally start to happen. We had the song “In my dreams” earlier this season with exactly the message that your dreams may come true, with then several scenes of Emma and Regina matching the lyrics.
Henry’s book told the story of Snow & Charming’s happiness and their family life and history. We thought it was the story of his parents, but he told his grandparents’ story with Snow even singing at the wedding that it was her long term wish coming true. The book we finished was that of the Charmings.
Now it’s time for the next generation… so maybe Lucy can tell the story of how her grandmothers met and fell in love. Henry’s book ended after the Final Battle, but in Lucy’s book, the celebration scene was clearly only the middle of the book. Hook is posed as Judas during the Last Supper, hinting he may soon be betraying Emma. Jesus died not long after the Last Supper, so the Premiere for the next season may turn the happiness on its head and show us why Lucy had to come and find Henry to save his family. The cover of her book has a mirror and an apple tree, so it seems focused on Regina’s perspective.
Interestingly, I’d recently read the book the Writer’s journey and while reading I thought we were at the point of Resurrection for Emma - so I was pleasantly surprised to see the Last Supper reference - but I was wondering how they were going to do it. They really seem to be following the structure of this book, but it’s written with film in mind more so than tv. They describe it as a moment where the audience really needs to believe the Hero is dead. I was wondering how that would work on Once, because they’ve killed so many characters and revived them with TLK or brought them back later. In film a few seconds too long under water is enough to create the right effect but on a tv show that’s been going as long as Once Upon a Time, they’d need to do something drastic to emotionally put us in that same position.
…so when JMo announced she was leaving I was shocked and sad… until I realized that answered my question. I was feeling exactly how I was supposed to feel at the point before Resurrection. It was the answer to a question I’d asked myself before the news. We all have to believe that Emma is really gone for good otherwise the moment she comes back doesn’t have the same effect.
Which got me wondering about all the ways this could play out and they could continue to tell her story.
Jmo comes back for the finale
The story is mostly told through other characters like they’ve been doing with the parallels
Initial part-time rumors were true and she comes back for the second half
The interviews are PR stunts to enhance the Resurrection effect
They bring back little Emma, teen Emma or another Emma at a different age
Lily comes back to play out her story, they merge and their experiences are suddenly shared
Emma is lost but sends messages to her family who follow the trail - voice overs
There are rumors about an 8th season, resurrection happens and she comes back
Another possibility I was wondering about is that they may have shot scenes throughout the years to be used now. These scenes in particular come to mind.
A huge set and a beautiful dress we never saw.
Season one showed us the fairy tales we thought we knew and showed us how our assumptions were wrong and it wasn’t the black and white world we thought it was. Now it seems like history is repeating itself… what if all along they planned to fill the gaps of their story? What if they’re doing the same thing to their own fairy tale? “Hah, you assume you know what happened? Well, no, this is what actually happened.” And Lucy’s book shows us scenes that are already shot, but they reframe everything we’ve just seen over the course of 6 years. Or even just starting at the Dark Swan arc, where we know for sure 3 weeks are missing and the writers let us know it was on purpose.
So to answer your question… unless I get bored or busy, I’ll probably still be writing these thingies, yes. I’ve only seen the finale once in bad quality, so this isn’t a coherent post, but just some of my initial thoughts I thought you might like.
Rhetorical Ink Reviews: Beauty and the Beast (2017 Live Action)
**Careful for SPOILERS below**
I will be the first to admit that I’m a HUGE Beauty and the Beast fan. I had the book as a kid, wanted to be Belle, and have had a large fascination with the story and believe it spurned me into wanting to draw more.
So, the Live Action adaptation had HUGE shoes to fill for me before even going in. I tried to look at the film as a standalone and not judge it based on the predecessor…a VERY hard task when watching, I might add.
My best friend saw it with me and she loved it! What did I think? Well, putting ten thoughts alone would not do my favorite childhood movie justice. So instead, I am doing a Top Ten Likes and Top Ten Dislikes. Careful for spoilers!
My Top Ten Likes of Beauty and the Beast (2017):
10. The set and costumes: Everything has layers and detail and colors that pop but also makes sense for the time period. I LOVED the costumes and even the yellow gown, considering the wardrobe “makes it” in this, grew on me quickly. As for the sets? They are beautifully ornate and have a classic “other worldly” look to them. I could watch the movie over and over to gawk at the scenery and character designs.
9. The Opening Scene: Nothing will ever live up to the deep voice of the narrator and the stained glass…but there was something so fresh about how we started on the Prince, how the dance unfolded, and how the Enchantress appeared. She looked gorgeous and the classic French scene was a welcome addition (more so than others…but we’ll talk of that soon). In any case, it is a worthy contrast from the beginning, when he’s surrounded by beautiful girls, to late when there’s only Belle.
8. Kevin Kline as Maurice: Kevin Kline is a fine actor, and he brings such a charm and dignity to the formerly bumbling character. I still like Maurice in the animated movie, but it makes more sense for Belle’s father to be an artist and hopeless romantic than a “world famous inventor.” Kline’s performance was a highlight for me and definitely added to the movie as a whole.
7. “Kill the Beast!” I’ll talk more about some other songs below, but this was by far my favorite number; this is EXACTLY what I was hoping for with this song in live action form. It does not disappoint. Speaking of “Kill the Beast…”
6. We see Gaston and Lefou learning where the castle is: A big question I had as a kid was, “How did they know where to go to find the Beast?” In this, we get our answer. Lefou and Gaston actually follow Maurice to the woods, where he believes he can route them to the Beast’s castle. This backfires on him, but in any case we learn how Gaston and Lefou knew where to go in the first place.
5. Belle is more an inventor….and a teacher: It makes sense for Belle to be as learned as she is to be more of the inventor. I loved the little scene where she does her own laundry with the contraption she made and is trying to teach a little girl to read. After having to sit through a preview for a CGI movie where the boy character is an inventor and the girl, lo and behold, wants to just be a dancer…it’s nice to see “ahead of their time” people represented in a modern movie’s version of a classic time period.
4. Lefou paying off the people to dance and help during “Gaston:”
It was a little tidbit to note for the film, but Lefou pays off the people to help dance in the “Gaston” music number; and Belle does pay for the food in the market she gets. It’s little touches like that which help to cement this story in a more “realistic” world.
3. The ensemble of side characters:
This entire cast was well-chosen. Josh Gad as Lefou? Perfection; he was born for the role! Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts? She’s about as close to Angela Lansbury as you can get for this role, I feel. Ewan McGregor as Lumiere? I was on the fence about this casting, but it works so well. Luke Evans as Gaston? He fits the part great. Sir Ian McKellan as Cogsworth? Again, I had no clue what to think, but he may have been my favorite in the whole side cast. Even Stanley Tucci and the Wardrobe’s actress were great choices. They really did a perfect job casting the side characters…but as for the main characters…
2. Dan Stevens as The Beast/The Prince:
This WAS perfect casting! I know they’ve altered the voice and distorted it to sound similar to the animated Beast. But seriously, the motion capture work on his face and his range of emotion are perfect here. It’s hard to believe, but I care more for his character as the Beast than the animated (for reasons below); plus, the main thing: He looks SO much better as the human Prince. From the opening to the end scene, he may be my favorite character, actor, and part of the film. Definitely a genius casting choice and excellent performance!
1. All of the added scenes of Belle and The Beast learning about one another:
If I had one, minuscule complaint with the original Beauty and the Beast, it is that we don’t get many scenes of Belle and the Beast “falling in love” and getting to know one another. He saves her, gives her a library, and then they just sort of fall in love post-dance…obviously, it’s not a huge issue, since you’re pacing this out in movie format.
However, I feel this movie allowed more time for these two to connect. Also, they found common ground; first, with their love of literature, but second, with losing their mothers and how their father’s shaped who they were: The Prince’s with hate, and Belle’s with love. It was a beautiful duality and connection created between them and it helped to make the ending better and more satisfying.
Of course, especially considering the movie is based on a staple of my childhood, it CERTAINLY has flaws, as noted below.
My Top 10 Dislikes of Beauty and the Beast (2017):
10. The obvious Enchantress:
I do like the twist of The Enchantress being Agathe, a character we see throughout the story…perhaps she’s keeping the magic strong? However, there are a lot of problematic elements of her being in the movie so much. For one thing, she saves Maurice, which is good, but then when Maurice confronts Gaston, she doesn’t do anything. She could have stopped all of our conflict! Also, at the end, while she shows up and it does make sense in a technical sense…she just vanishes. Belle doesn’t even see her…what was the point? In the animated movie, the spell was broken without her having to be there. Having her there didn’t answer questions; it created more! It just seemed awkward at times.
9. Gaston’s “post-war” blood rage?
While I appreciate them trying to flesh out Gaston’s character…this was their choice? He’s got post-war bursts of rage? I love how the animated movie treated Gaston just as the jerk-bro who becomes jealous and can’t stand that Belle chooses someone over him. Here, his villainous outbursts are “justified” by his post-war blood lust. It just seemed almost like a distraction and didn’t seem warranted for me. Gaston is a near-perfect villain. Let Luke Evans do a good job of playing him without trying to make him too complex. Gaston’s not smart enough for that.
8. The unnecessary additional songs:
Maybe I’m in a minority here, but I wasn’t crazy about the new songs. The Soundtrack of Beauty and the Beast is nearly flawless. Even the special edition with “Human Again” is okay. The Broadway songs they add…are okay. “Evermore” is not a terrible song (we’ll talk more about it below), but the song about “Sunny skies” and “Evermore” are not necessary to make the story better. If you wanted to include them in a “Director’s Cut,” that would have sufficed for me…I just didn’t see the need for them here…again, I’ll touch back on this point twice below.
7. Don’t bring an arrow to a gun fight:
In the original, Gaston was a hunter, so it made sense he had multiple weapons at his disposal. It also made sense for the time period. And he hunted a lot of deer-like animals, so it seemed fitting that he would shoot an arrow at the Beast and then stab him with a knife….hunting tools for the type of game he hunted.
In this? We just full blown (literally) gun the Beast down. Gaston shoots the Beast three times in the climax. At the very least, he still uses a club like the original. It just seemed like overkill and to me, didn’t make as much sense as keeping like the original would have.
6. The rushed beginning and scenes out of place:
The opening, I loved; however, once that scene was over, the first thirty minutes seemed SO rushed! They rushed through “Belle,” then moved some scenes around, and quickly went through the reprise! There wasn’t the “wedding proposal” scene with Gaston and Belle! I did LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the reaction of Maurice and Chip, but there were little scenes that were skimmed over and rearranged that just seemed to rush the opening and didn’t let us the audience “settle down” into the film. It’s not until we’re at the scene of Belle running away from the castle that the movie starts to slow down. The editing of the movie in those places was a little disappointing to me.
5. Lefou and the lack of controversy:
Okay, so the last week has been filled with news stories about how Lefou is the first openly gay character in a Disney film. It was a huge source of controversy…but….in all seriousness……you wouldn’t really know that watching this film. It’s clear he cares for Gaston, but the animated picture portrayed that as well. He shares two seconds with a male character at the very end of the movie in a brief dance…but that’s it. All that press and controversy for a tiny scene that seems inconsequential. Eh. Come on, Disney. Commit or not; don’t try to play up something that’s halfway even developed.
4. The Enchantress’s book:
I loved the extra scenes with Belle and Beast developing their relationship over the course of a few scenes. However, one comes out of nowhere and does nothing to the plot as a whole. At one point, the Beast shows her a book the Enchantress gave him as a “joke.” It is able to take them anywhere you think of; and Belle chooses the room she was born in, where her mother dies of the plague. While I DO love a few things about this: the fact that it connects Belle and the Beast more, and it explains what happened to her…it’s never used again. The book is just a one-time only plot device. The scene it was used in was SO out of place! I would have rather Belle had known why her mother died and just talked it out with the Beast than having used this forced book that logically doesn’t fit in with the story.
3. The Beast’s Song, “Evermore:”
I don’t dislike “Evermore,” I don’t…but…in the animated movie, when Belle leaves Beast, he is so heartbroken. He lets out a howl of despair, knowing his only chance of happiness has left him, potentially forever. Here, he immediately bursts into a Phantom of the Opera style musical number. Maybe upon reviewing, I’ll appreciate it. But I loved how the original was so organic and raw…this seemed almost too Broadway and too theatrical.
2. Emma Watson’s facial expressions vs. animated Belle:
I love the original because of the animation, mainly. The expressions and line work showed SO much emotion. Now, I like Emma Watson a lot as an actress. BUT, aside from the wolf scene on….her facial expressions are so subdued. This is most apparent in “Be Our Guest.” Belle in that musical number is in AWE! She is so excited, bewildered, and amazed…but here? She just smiles and watches the show. Granted, Emma Watson would have been watching a Green Screen throughout this; but STILL. She doesn’t even seem in shock or awe…and that I sorely missed in this film. Now, after the wolves attack Belle, Watson’s acting becomes more pronounced. I just wish she could have acted a little more in-character through some of the CGI numbers.
1. The cut out comedy:
When I asked my brother if he was thinking of seeing the movie, he asked about the fight scene at the end:
Brother: “Do they have the part where Lumiere burns Lefou’s butt? Or Cogsworth with the scissors?”
Brother: “What?! How could they?”
There is so much physical comedy in the original that works; here, and yes, I understand that it is “physically” impossible some of the things they do, I still was hoping there would be more of the original comedy. For example, Cogsworth taking Belle on a tour of the castle isn’t even in the FILM! “If it’s not baroque, don’t fix it.” SERIOUSLY.
The original is near-perfect for me. Still today, it is the better film. If you love the original and are expecting a closely faithful adaptation; they try, but it’s a miss there, because some of the best parts are either condensed or left out.
If you love Beauty and the Beast, but you’re comfortable with them altering parts and want to see new additions to the story? You’ll probably like this!
The original is still better though. If you don’t want to spend the $10 at the theatre, just wait until the DVD or Blu-Ray comes out and watch the original in the meantime.
If you’ve never seen the original Beauty and the Beast? PLEASE watch that one first; it’s better. If you’ve already seen the live action one? STILL go view the animated version; you’ll appreciate it more.
“You’re sort of famous and we vaguely know each other through bumping into each other all the time but the media thinks we’re dating” AU with Jason and him as the sort of famous one please? If the request box is full then ignore this. By@natasha-baggins
Okay! How about Jason founding out his girl is a Victoria Secret angel, and he gets all jealous and fluffy when other people stared at her, but then gets even more jealous but proud like a momma bird when he saw her walked down the path with his huge ass wings, posing for him and all that. Resulting to some..*coughing*smut*coughing*. You can ignore that s… thing if you want though. Love you!
Note: I tried my best but this still sucks. Sorry it does
“IS THAT GIGI HADID?” Tim gauged at the sight and run from Jason’s side to chase after the blonde.
“Isn’t she still with Zayn?” Dick asked, letting a small chuckle leave his lips
“Yup” you popped your lips in an effort to make them look plumper.
“IM GOOD WITH HER SISTER TOO!”
“She’s with the Weeknd, dumbass” Jason said and burried his head in his palms, trying to shake off what was happening around him.
He knew he should have never brought his brothers to a Victoria Secret event. Not only were they chasing after the models, especially Dick, but they didn’t even acknowledge the media that was all around, they’d take photos with them and post them on Instagram and Snapchat as if he had told them to do that exactly. What part of “stay in the fucking front line and don’t move from there” they didn’t understand.
“Uhm, Abel’s with Selena, Jason, what world do you live in?” You laughed at him as your make up artist did the final touches to your make up.
“Wait up. You know Selena Gomez?” Dick asked, wide eyes. “Don’t tell me you know Beyonce too” He turned his gaze to Jason, praying he knew Beyonce too.
“No.. I’m sorry, but Selena and I are friends. I could get you tickets to some event of hers though, I mean it won’t be hard right?”
“I think I’m going to cry” Dick fake sobbed with his hand on his heart and then left, off to find Sara Sampaio as he had mentioned before.
“Ugh finally he’s off” Jason sighed and you got up from your chair to let sit in order to get on his lap.
“Let them have some fun, Jay” you smiled and wrapped your hands around his neck.
“How many times are you up tonight”
“Two?” Jason’s eyes widened as you purred against his neck. “You got wings today?”
“Yes” you giggled.
“How the fuck im I supposed to contain myself and not jump on you while you’re walking down that run way. In some goddamn lingerie” at this you laughed again. You knew how jealous Jason could be when it came to your job. He hated to know that others would look at you and your body while you walked down in some underwear - and oh the times this “underwear” was see-through- like seriously, what kind of guy in his place would be able to cope up with that.
“You will, because reporters are everywhere, and I have an interview tomorrow and the only thing I’m going to be asked about is if I’m dating you. They’ve seen us out, a hundred times.” your face was dropping little by little as you spoke with your head glued to the crook of his neck. Jason rubbed soothing circles on your back, being extra careful not to mess with your satin robe, he already knew what was the price of ripping one apart.
Leaning on Jason seemed to be the best idea to calm you down. His even breathing making his chest rise and fall, it always calmed you and at a time like this, you were thankful that he had come at this show. All your stress and worried and been gone by the time they had called you to get dressed and with a last kiss you watched as Jason retreated to his usual seat. In the front line waiting to see you. You knew he couldn’t help but be so very jealous, but maybe that was one more thing that you found so beautiful on him.
“So where’s Tim?” Jason asked as he watched models come and go, flashing smiling and swaying their hips.
“He was with Kylie Jenner the last time I saw him”
“Ughhh” Jason’s face screwed up in fake pain at the sound of the name.
“We’re probably going to end up having a ‘keeping up with the Waynes, really, really soon”
Jason chuckled at the comment. He could only imagine what kind of mess this reality show would be. If Bruce ever allowed it.
“Man these are some huge ass wings” Dick spoke in amusement the moment you appeared on the runway, causing Jason to avert his gaze from the singer and right on you, only to smile once again.
He raised his hands in the air and started clapping, screaming “I love you’s”, loud enough so the live music wouldn’t overdo his voice.
With a look at him, you smiled wider and posed, having already reached the edge of the runway and then with a playful turn you started walking to other side.
You only made a small stop to blow a kiss to him and then with a wink you were gone, off to change as quickly as you could.