Bonsoir, mes amis! Here is that Bound I promised – Beast/Prince Adam from Beauty and the Beast! (I’ll do Belle on a warmer day. ^.^) I’m deeeecently happy with this, though my light yellow shirt is so pale that you can’t see it at all under the white bow and blue coat. DX But it is there! So at least for my own sake, I know I got all the colors for this look.
Today I went to go see the new Red Rose Tavern (formerly Pinocchio Village Haus) at Disneyland, as well as the new preview for the upcoming live-action
Beauty and the Beast remake. Red Rose’s food in general is sort of meh, EXCEPT FOR the desserts. The Grey Stuff Gateau is, indeed, delicious. And the design is really quite nice too, especially considered how rushed the renovation was. As for the preview, it was
comprised of the songs Belle and Belle (reprise). As most of you know, I am quite anxious to see how this live action version turns out. I would be lying if I said the preview got me excited – Emma’s auto-tune is painfully obvious to my ears and there are a few other little things in the scenes chosen that made me frown (won’t spoil them for those who don’t want to be!) – but there were a few creative choices I liked all right, too. The staging of the songs was pretty well done, there were moments for the ensemble to shine, and there was a new character introduced that I actually find interesting and wouldn’t mind seeing more of. I just know I’ll have to go in with my standards very, very low when I finally see the film…that’d probably be the easiest way for me to focus more on the good I may find (like the pretty visuals) than the things that frustrate me (like the thought of even trying to follow up one of the best Disney musical movies of all time starring one of the shining voices of Broadway as the lead with a remake starring a girl who needs to be auto-tuned. Just…ERRRRRGH.).
You’ll notice I also found Belle today, in her blue cloak! I actually haven’t seen her in her blue dress at Disneyland before, but apparently she’s been taking to the look a lot lately, since she’s been outside and I can well imagine walking around the Fantasy Faire in that big of a ballgown is cumbersome. She was enchanted by my “magic mirror” and said we should take a picture both looking into it.
Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنه) and a group of companions of the Prophet ﷺ narrated that when Iblis was sent
out of Paradise and Adam was accommodated therein, Adam (alayhi salam) was alone in Paradise. He slept for some time and when he woke up,
he saw a woman whom Allah had created from his ribs.
So he asked her, “Who are you?”
replied, ”A woman“
He asked: ”Why have you been created?“
She said: ”So that you could find
comfort in me.“
taken from Stories of the Prophets [chapter: The Story of Adam and Eve] by Ibn Katheer (رحمه الله) [publisher: Dar-us-Salaam]