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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017): EASTER EGGS, TRIVIA, AND THINGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED

THE BEAST’S COAT OF ARMS

The coat of arms in the ballroom of the Beast’s castle consists of a lion, a boar, and the letters WD. The boar and lion are references to the Beast’s design, and the W.D. is of course, a reference to Walt Disney.

EXPENSIVE EDUCATION

In the 2017 beauty and the Beast, the Beast has mentioned that he had an expensive education and read most of the books in the castle’s library, whereas in the original animation, the Beast never learned how to read, so Belle teaches him. Dan Stevens, who played the Beast, also famously portrayed the character Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey, who also had a expensive education. Dan Stevens himself also studied English Literature at Cambridge University.

THE BEAST’S BEARD

At the end of the new adaptation, Belle asks the Beast how he feels about growing a beard, and the producers have confirmed that that line was originally supposed to be included in the 1991 animation, but it was scrapped.

PARIS

When the Beast shows Belle the magical book that allows her to teleport to anywhere in the world, she chooses Paris. The scenery of Paris shows, we see Notre Dame; Beast also suggests that they go visit it. Belle has a tiny cameo/was an easter egg herself in The Hunchback of Notre Dame!

Extra: Just like Belle in the movie, Emma Watson herself was also born in Paris!

MR. POTTS

During the opening song, Belle, she asks Monsieur Jean if he lost something again, to which he responds that he can’t remember what he forgot. While many fans considered this a nod to Neville’s scene with the remembrall from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, director Bill Condon said that it was a total coincidence and that the line was supposed to be a reference to the Enchantress’ spell on the palace and townspeople; Monsieur Jean forgot about his wife and son, Mrs. Potts and Chip.

VILLENEUVE

The name of Belle’s town in this movie is Villeneuve, which is a reference to the author of the original Beauty and the Beast story, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.

CADENZA’S SONG

When Maurice enters the castle for the first time, he travels the sound of music to the great hall, where Cadenza was playing a song, and that song was Be Our Guest! This is also a reference to the fact that in the original animation, Be Our Guest was initially meant to be performed for Maurice instead of Belle.

MUSICAL HOMAGES

Director Bill Condon has said that the Be Our Guest musical number has at least 12 musical homages including Singing in the Rain, Chicago, Cabaret, and West Side Story.

CHIP/MUSICBOX

In the original draft for Beauty and the Beast (1991), Chip was initially a very minor character with only 1 sentence of dialogue, and all his other scenes were supposed to be replaced by a music box that couldn’t talk, only playing music to show his emotions. The music box was replaced with Chip after the producers realized it would be better to have a viewpoint of a child shown in the film.

MRS. POTTS’ ORIGINAL NAME

When Belle enters the castle, Chip tells Mrs Potts that there’s a girl in the castle and also wonders what type of tea she likes to drink (Chamomile, Oolong, Earl Grey, etc). This is a nod to the fact that Mrs. Potts’ original name was supposed to be Mrs. Chamomile but it was changed to Mrs. Potts after the producers realized that Chamomile might be too hard for children to pronounce.

THE BLUE BIRD BOOK

When we see Belle teaching a young girl to read in the village, the book reads “The blue bird that flies over the dark wood.” This is a reference to the opening scene in the original Beauty and the Beast animation, where we see blue birds flying over the dark first in front of the Beast’s castle.

LEFOU IS CLINGY

At the tavern, Gaston asks LeFou “why no woman has snatched him up yet” to which LeFou responds that he has been told that he’s clingy, but he doesn’t see it. This could be a subtle reference to Olaf from Frozen (also voiced by Josh Gad), who is a very clingy character and is completely unaware of it.

TAVERN BOARS

Just outside the tavern there are 2 wooden carvings of boar heads, which is a reference to the design of the Beast in both the animation and live action movies. The production team used a wild boar as the main source of inspiration for the Beast’s head, with the tusks being a big resemblance (especially in the animation).

OLD LYRICS REUSED

When creating the music for the movie, the director, producers, and music team came across some lyrics that were scrapped from the original film. Bill Condon confirmed that the lyrics were in Gaston, as well as the ending of Emma Thompson’s Beauty and the Beast in the finale. 

The new Beauty and the Beast words are: “Winter turns to spring//Famine turns to feast//Nature points the way//Nothing left to say//Beauty and the Beast”

& the new Gaston lyrics are: “When I hunt, I sneak up with my quiver//And beasts of the field say a prayer//First, I carefully aim for the liver//Then I shoot from behind//Is that fair?//I don’t care”

GASTON FORESHADOWING

The new lines from Gaston “First I carefully aim for the liver/ Then I shoot from behind / Is that fair? / I don’t care” can be seen as foreshadowing to Gaston shooting the Beast in his back after the Beast let him go.

MAURICE MOVING ON

During the song “How Does a Moment Last Forever”, Maurice is shown making a music box that resembles his life in Paris with his wife and an infant Belle. (His art studio is also full of sketches of Belle’s mother and baby Belle.) These reflect Maurice’s inability to move on from his tragic past and let his daughter find true happiness. At the end of the film, during Belle and the Prince’s party (and possible wedding), Maurice is shown painting a picture of the joyous event. This reveals that Maurice has finally continued on with his life.

MAURICE AND GEPETTO

Maurice played by Kevin Kline is possibly inspired by Gepetto from Pinocchio as both old men are single fathers and are creators by making music boxes and toys respectively and both get separated from Belle and Pinocchio respectively as well.

THE MAGICAL BOOK

The book the Beast uses to transport Belle to Paris is similar to the book seen in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas during the song Stories, in which Belle flips through a book and is then incorporated into the scenes within the book.

HUMAN AGAIN

The 2017 edition does not feature the song “Human Again” which was deleted from the 1991 animated edition but included with the home releases after 2002.

HOMAGES TO THE BROADWAY ADAPTATION

The concept of the household objects slowly losing their mobility comes from the stage musical. When Belle first enters in her bedroom, you can hear the instumental version of “Home”, the song which Belle sings in the musical in this moment of the story.

Sleeping Over

Combined request from two anon readers for a Jax x Reader using the following prompts:

#18 - “You’re warm, s'great for cuddling.“

#36 - “Woah, I never knew you had a tattoo!”

Originally posted by marip0sadahlia

Throwing yourself down on the couch, you yawn, the episodes of today wearing you out.

Pretty much all day you’d been helping Jax redecorate the house, him deciding he wanted a fresh start combined with the fact that Abel was dying for a race car bed, so why not just give him a whole new room?

You’re probably the strongest mother figure that Abel has, although yours and Jax’s relationship is only platonic. Of course, you’d love it to be more than that, but you’re not one to push, and Jax has been through more than enough these past few months.

The man himself appears from the hallway, smirking at you before lifting your legs up and sitting down on the couch, your limbs being draped across him. “Look at you, all worn out.”

“I have been helping you since eight this morning.” you remind him, your eyes flickering to the clock on the wall. “I’d say fourteen hours of work is more than long enough to tire anybody out.”

Jax whistles lowly, his head lolling back as he looks up at the ceiling, his hands moving soothingly up and down your legs. “I guess time flies when you’re having fun, babe.”

“Easy for you to say. I’m pretty sure half of your paint went in my hair.” Jax chuckles in response, your fingers pulling at the knotted strands that are splattered with blue pigment. “I should be going anyway.”

“Or, you could stay.” Jax suggests, your cheeks tickling pink as he turns on his pleading eyes and his charming smile. Pretending to think about it for a minute, you roll your eyes, nodding in acceptance.

“Guess it makes more sense, probably easier for you to put me through more slave labour if I stay the night.” Jax smiles at you, the sight seemingly more beautiful everytime you see it. “Is it alright if I take a quick shower?”

“Sure. We could take one together, you know, save water and all that.” he says, a smirk on your lips. Sitting up, you move your legs from his lap, tapping his cheek twice before standing.

“Keep dreaming, big boy.”

You walk through to the bedroom from the bathroom, humming a random tune as the smell of Jax covers you, the combination of his shower gel and his clothes that you’re currently wearing making you smell nothing but him. Moving to the mirror, you adjust the waistband of Jax’s sweatpants, running your fingers over the inked writing on your hip.

“Woah, never knew you had a tattoo.” You almost jump out of you skin as Jax speaks from the doorway, a smirk on his lips as you look over your shoulder.

“What can I say? I’m full of surprises.“ He shakes his head and smiles before stepping back and heading into the bathroom. “You still sleeping on the right side?”

The toilet flushes, followed by the running of the tap, before Jax reappears in the bedroom. “Yeah. Surprised you still remember.”

“Of course I do, I used to stop here all the time before you started being a dirty stop out.“ You tease, your heart clenching at the idea of Jax sleeping with other women. Many other women.

“Jealousy suits you, babe. You mind?“ he asks, gesturing to his shirt. You shake your head, trying to contain the flush that’s definitely crawling up your face as his toned physic comes into view. However, the knowing look in his eyes makes you think he’s already aware of the effect he has on you.

The two of you pull up the covers, slipping inside the sheets. For some people, sharing a bed with a male friend would be awkward, but for you and Jax, it was comfortable, normal.

Once he’s turned out the lights, Jax settles into the bed, the two of you facing one another, a barely there gap between your faces. “Thanks for today. Sometimes I wonder where I’d be without you.”

You smile within the moonlit room, Jax’s expression changing to a slightly more troubled one. The struggle and hurt is heavy within his eyes, the man in front of you having seen a lot more shit than most.

“Probably dead.” you deadpan, attempting to lighten the mood. You pat yourself on the back mentally when it works, Jax’s pink lips tugging up slightly. Rolling his eyes he turns onto his back, lifting his arm up and silently inviting you into him.

You comply - obviously - shifting to rest your head on his chest, his arm closing around you as you rest your palm on his chest. He sighs, content with your position, something about you just calming him like nothing else could.

“You’re warm. S'great for cuddling.” you whisper, Jax trailing his fingertips up and down your arm as you close your eyes, the melodic sound of his steady heart beat acting as your lullaby. He hums in response, a gentle kiss being placed on the top of your head.

“Abel loves having you around, you know.” Butterflies swarm your stomach at Jax’s words, your ears open and listening, your mouth not sure what to say. “So do I. Just feels right, like everything isn’t completely shit.”

“I like being here, feels like home.” you admit, placing a small, experimental kiss on Jax’s chest, his grip on your arm tightening encouragingly. Grinning to yourself, you wrap your arm around his torso, part of you wanting to see if anything progresses tomorrow and the other half wanting to stay here forever. “Goodnight, J.”

“Goodnight, (Y/N).” Jax says, holding you close within his arms, the two of you drifting into the best sleep you’ve had in ages.

A/N - Hope you liked this!! I wish I had me a Jax Teller 😭 maybe without the cheating😂 Check out my masterlist if you’re new, I write mainly SOA but also some SPN! Tomorrow’s imagine will be a Chibs x Reader! ❤

I need your help

If you didn’t know, I write ML fan fiction.

One of the hardest things for me to think up is AKUMAS.

so, if you would like to help a struggling fanfic writer out

PLEASE send, in my ask or through message, the following:

-a random occupation/object
-anything really
-or an idea for an akuma that you’ve been thinking about that you would so graciously let me use in a fic (you’d get credit of course)

PLEASE. HELP. ME.

“Something wrong?” said Detritus.
Vimes sighed. What was the point? He’d spot it sooner or later.
“I’m sorry about this, Detritus,” he said, standing aside.
Detritus looked at the horrible trophy and nodded.
“Yeah, dere used to be a lot of dat sort of fing in der old days,” he said calmly, putting down the luggage. “Dey wouldn’t be de real diamond teef, o’course. Day’d take dem out and put bigger glass ones in.”
“You don’t mind?” said Lady Sybil. “It’s a troll’s head! Someone actually mounted a troll’s head and put it on the wall!”
“Ain’t mine,” said Detritus.
“But it’s so horrible!”
Detritus stood in thought for a moment, and then opened the stained wooden box that contained all he had felt it necessary to bring.
“Dis is de old country, after all,” he said. “So if it’d make you feel better…”
He pulled out a smaller box and rummaged among what appeared to be bits of rock and cloth until he found something yellowy-brown and round, like a shallow cup.
“Should’ve bunged it away,” he said, “but it’s all I got to remember my old granny by. She kept fings in it.”
“It’s a bit of human skull, isn’t it,” said Vimes, at last.
“Yep.”
“Whose?”
“Anyone ask dat troll dere his name?” said Detritus, and the glint in his eye had a brittle edge to it for a moment. Then he carefully put the bowl away. “Tings were diff’rent in dem days. Now you don’t chop our heads off an’ we don’t make drums outa your skin. Everyt’ing is hunky-dory. Dat’s all we have to know.”

– they tell us things are better now | Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

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Hazel Eyes I Was So Color Blind

Summary: “She’s my best friend,” Rachel defends, suddenly feeling very protective of their relationship. She’d worked so hard for it, and they’ve come so far from where they’d started. Of course Quinn’s good opinion means everything to her.

Number 33 in the Don’t Blink series (otherwise known as the epiphany).

Warning: Original male character in the form of Rachel’s ex-boyfriend, Peter.

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anonymous asked:

I saw some tags about j-line that were like "silent gay, hungry gay and gay hoe" (we all know which one is who lmao) and I'm asking you if you could do that with the rest of them (*puppy eyes*) cause I think it would be fun :D

Of course. So since we already have the ones for the j-trinity, here’s my interpretation for the other two subunits.

3Mix: pretty gay, meme gay, mother gay

Maknae Line: loud gay, smol gay, savage gay

redlipstickandhairbows  asked:

Prompt thing- 58. “I’d die for you. Of course, I’d haunt you in the afterlife but really, it’s the thought that counts.”

An Indiana Jones AU? Why not?


“Fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck-”

“Relax, Finn, we’re fine.”

“You and I have very different definitions of fine.”

“When have you ever not been fine in my hands?” Poe laughed with Finn’s eyes bulged.

“Oh, I don’t know, I mean, you were being chased by Nazis when I met you, and then there was the pit of snakes, and the quicksand, and I thought you were dead-”

Poe held up his hand, then adjusted his hat. “Okay. But we’re going to be fine now. This is easy-peasy.”

Finn looked over the edge. “Swinging a rope across a canyon that has a rushing river full of alligators is going to be ‘easy-peasy’?” He held up air quotes for the last bit.

“We’re fine,” Poe repeated, as if his easy manner would just soothe everything.

“How do you even know it’s going to hold our weight? Why don’t, um, you go first?”

Poe circled an arm around Finn’s waist and pulled him close. “No way I’m leaving you behind.” With his free hand, he grabbed the rope, and before Finn could protest again, he was running them off the cliff to gather momentum, and they were swinging to the other side. Finn shut his eyes and buried his face in Poe’s chest for about a millisecond, but if he was going to die, he was going to do it eyes open, dammit, so he pulled his head back and watched as the other side of the cliff rushed up toward them. Rather fast. Too fast to-

CRASH

Finn blinked. They were alive. They were a mess of tangled limbs and vines and he was pretty sure some type of thorn was stabbing in his arm, but he was alive, and Poe was alive, and Poe was- Poe was- Oh, god. Poe was lying on top of him, a pleasant, heavy weight, pinning his legs down. Kindhearted, dashing, adventurous Poe, who just wanted to save the world’s artifacts from Nazis. Poe was looking down at him with concerned eyes, and yeah, he should probably try and make some type of noise.

“Thank you,” Finn managed, his breath catching at Poe’s grin.

“Hey, you know, I’d die for you.”

“You- you would?”

“Of course, I’d haunt you in the afterlife but really, it’s the thought that counts.” Poe laughed and rolled off of him, holding out his hand to lift Finn up. “Now, you ready to go punch some Nazis?”

Finn squeezed Poe’s hand and worked himself up. “Fuck yeah.”

“That’s my Finn.”

i feel like iko would like,,,, be really good at photography? like she would really enjoy doing it? idk its just a random headcanon but imagine iko with a camera. she would be really good at like taking candid shots of her friends. cinder laughing at one of her jokes. scarlet giving a soft look at wolf when she thinks no one’s looking. of course she would do photoshoots of her friends for free, professional ones with backdrops and wardrobe changes, but like. iko notices her friends, its one of her traits and its one that makes her the most human, you know? and so i feel like she would get into photography bc she would be able to express those little things she notices about her friends. the way cinder’s nose crinkles when she laughs, the way the tips of cress’ ears turn red when she’s embarrassed.

and of course she’d take hella selfies tbh

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“It’s getting late, huh?”

“Mhmm.”

“I should probably head home…”

“Yeah, I guess I should too.”

“Thanks for listening, Colby. And hanging out with me.”

“And taking your cigarette virginity, don’t forget.”

“Oh, I could never,” Clementine grinned at her, her head still feeling spinny.

“Well, like I said, don’t be a stranger. You’re a cool lady, Red. We should hang out again.”

“Yeah of course, I’d love to.”

“Alright girly, you have a good night. Be safe. And trust your gut, you’ll figure it out,” Colby flashed her a reassuring half smile as Clementine headed for the stairwell.

“Thanks… Goodnight!”

cutiegeek  asked:

hi you appear to be the easy allies authority here on tumblr so you do have any favorite videos you would recommend for a person who wants to start watching them? or any info for a person who wants to start watching them?

Omg, well thank you haha! And yes of course! :D <3 I’m delighted you’ve asked!

For videos to start with, I always like to recommend Don’s Design Lab because the videos are short and they’re really funny!

If you like more vlog-style content I’d recommend Easy Update because it’s also really funny, unique, and not entirely video game centric if you want something other than that :)

Regina’s Wedding is also the vid I try to recommend to everyone who asks because it is genuinely the funniest video I’ve ever watched. It’s long, though, which is why I’m a bit hesitant recommending it. It’s 4 members of EZA playing a sort of tabletop story-telling board game and it gets wild and off the rails. :)

If you like other sort of Let’s Play content, their Group Streams are always a fun time as well! The one i’d recommend to start is them playing Pokemon Snap :) they all have a great time and get really into it!!

Aside from those quick recs, here is a post I’ve made of other recs, and a post noah ( @finalbosman ) made that have some other recs + that is more intensive that you can check out!! <3

As for info, I think the biggest piece of info is that they used to be Gametrailers!! So if you start getting into EZA and like them, there’s a whole backlog of content from their GT days you can explore too, with some gems (like First Fifteen for example which is a really cute show where Kyle (and Huber) play a game for 15 minutes and give their opinion) so that’s cool! And of course if you wanna jump into that stuff I’d be happy to give you recs from then, too :) 

Thank you again for asking and I hope you enjoy their stuff!! <3 <3 <3 :D

TAGGED BY: Technically nobody but as always I blame @acekuratetto ;D

TAGGING: ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO IT- cause it’s cool. ;D

NAME OF YOUR MUSE: Clay Terran

ONE PICTURE YOU LIKE BEST OF YOUR MUSE’S FC:

TWO HEADCANONS YOU HAVE FOR YOUR MUSE THAT YOU NEVER TOLD ANYONE:

  • He might’ve had a lowkey playground crush on his childhood friend, Marigold. :’D Of course he didn’t realize it until he was reflecting back at those times, oops.
  • He has a necklace with a crystal moon on it in memory of his mother. :’) He doesn’t wear it often, but he keeps it very safe, I assure you.

THREE THINGS THAT YOUR MUSE LIKES DOING IN THEIR FREE TIME:

  • Reading books
  • Exercising
  • Watching TV/Netflix

SEVEN PEOPLE THAT YOUR MUSE LOVES/LIKES:

  • Carina (Grandma~)
  • Adelaide (…And by extension, Faith. Eek.)
  • Apollo
  • Solomon
  • Trucy
  • Klavier (Eye emoji @ Maddie ;D)
  • Juniper (Also finger guns @ Colin~)

TWO THINGS YOUR MUSE REGRETS:

  • Not fully reconciling with his dad
  • Not being a fulfilling partner for his ex-girlfriend (This boy, I swear.)

TWO FEARS YOUR MUSE HAS:

  • Clowns 
  • Knives being dangerously played with

Here we go! 15 million people brought together by this certain green-haired Irishman! :D

Of course, a celebration is needed! Though I’m not sure what these other green-haired characters have planned for this ‘surprise party’… The tiny tweezers are a rather… concerning detail…

At least they managed to get the ‘surprise’ part in there :)

Congrats, @therealjacksepticeye! May your cool video’s and this awesome community be on the internet for many more milestones in the future!

anonymous asked:

yoo clayton keller's grandparents used to live across the street from me and he'd be there a lot cause they watched him after school and took him to practices as stuff. he's a year younger than me but we would play hockey video games and of course he'd beat me. he'd also knock on my door to play basketball with my sister and i. i always knew he played hockey but it's so crazy to think he's pro now. and his first pro game is at home? it's so crazy

That’s so cool! It’s so weird to see players you know making it in the NHL.

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Work it. Move that bitch crazy.

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