Multifandom Challenge || 28/100 Characters || Fa Mulan ↳ “Maybe I didn’t go for my father. Maybe what I really wanted was to prove I could do things right. So when I looked in the mirror, I’d see someone worthwhile.”
Haven’t been uploading stuff so I figured now would be a good time to throw some drawings up I kinda forgot I did. This on, I uploaded on DA but didn’t here, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt. A 20 minute doodle I did of Moana a couple of months ago. Such a lovely movie, it was! And of course, me being me, a little idea kinda popped up in my head that’s almost AU-ish. It’s one I think about from time to time when I’m being lazy or watching the movie again, but probably won’t do much with it in the future. But whatevs, here’s the idea anyway to those who might be curious:
Moana is mortally wounded in the final confrontation with Te-Ka before being able to return the goddess’ heart. To save her as a show of appreciation, the goddess performs the Hongi, in a literal form of Ha,“the breath of life”, and the spiral upon Te Fiti’s chest tattoos itself upon Moana’s skin and over her heart. By receiving the breath of the goddess to restore her life force, Moana is both figuratively and literally “God Touched”, and by extension, becomes a bit of a demigod herself.
Aaand yep. A little plot bunny, if all. Don’t be surprised if a few more random sketches and drawings pop up. C:
Look, I know the story is Pure. It’s Disney. Of course it’s pure. So I apologize, because while I know this is pure and innocent G rated fare that I can take a 5 year old to see, when I see clips like this
Okay, you see this? These are jacket cover/inside cover of a book called “The Beast Within” written by Serena Valentino, who wrote other Disney books that are so amazing. I purchased her first Disney book in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot a few years ago and have bought every other book of hers since. But lemme tell you why this one is my favorite:
Not only is “Beauty and the Beast” one of my favorite films of all time, but the Beast is one of my favorite characters in any film. And this book makes him seem so much more understandable. It’s written in his perspective and there’s literally a scene where he’s so close to being an actual monster that he goes out to kill Belle after she runs away from him.
Did you hear me?
HE GOES TO KILL BELLE.
Of course, he fights the wolves that attack her because in his mind, he’s like “wait I can redeem my human status still” while the beast side is literally chanting “RIP THE FLESH OPEN AND SPILL HER BLOOD EVERYWHERE ALL OVER THE SNOW COVERED GROUND”.
Let me tell you, this book is so good. And it gives more backstory to Gaston (who is, as you guessed, one of my favorite Disney villains).
If you enjoyed the 2017 version of “Beauty and the Beast”, you’ll enjoy this book. It’s different than the film, but just as good, in my opinion.