If you are a woman, you’re welcome at the table. If you are a POC, start shuffling the deck. If you follow a different faith than I, it’s your turn to roll the dice. If you are trans or nonbinary, let’s bust out the playmats. If you are gay, lesbian, bi, pan, or ace, I’ll cut your deck. Weather you’re a child or a senior citizen, we’ll all draw 7.
If we ever call a judge, it’ll only be for silly rulings. If our voices raise, it’ll only be from laughing. If someone gets singled out, it’ll only be because they tried to Spike in a Timmy game.
I want my playgroup to be as diverse as the decks in it.
Made some fun magic items which’ll be in my homebrew campaign later once it starts, some based on jokes or puns, but all usable! Well, maybe not the egg completely since the last result is heavily based on things in my own campaign, but discounting that you could use these if you’d like~
Wait, wait wait. What is this intriguing Publish to AO3 Google Doc? I write all my stuff in Google Drive, but I agonize through fixing the formatting when I paste it from there into AO3. Have I been missing something magical?
THIS IS THE BEST DOCUMENT IN ALL OF HISTORY. Basically, it has a script in it that has a “Post to AO3″ option and it will go in and fill in ALL the HTML you need - italics, bold, paragraph breaks, you name it!
It has directions in it for how to use it, but it’s real simple. You just always chose “Make a Copy” when you start writing to make a new document that you can then re-name. Change the language to American English (or whatever language you use) and type away. Then right before you post, click the button, get all the code in there, copy, paste, AND POST.
It is literally so, so glorious and I want to tell everyone.
(Also, the AO3 Cool FAQ page has some other cool stuff too!)
Things I loved about Beauty and the Beast (spoilers obvs)
I have to say that, being a huge fan of the original , I was very sceptical about this live action version. But it completely won me over. I’ve seen it twice (once in IMAX which I definitely recommend) and I’ve been listening to the soundtrack on repeat for 3 days. The movie was an absolute delight and I wanted to highlight my favourite bits :)
The fact that the Prince is an adult (and no mention of how long ago he was cursed)
The memory charm!
The group scenes with real crowds (I get really annoyed when movies have street scenes etc. with only 4 people in them)
The priest giving her the books (makes much more sense than having a bookstore in that village)
Belle the tinkerer/inventor
Belle teaching the little girl how to read
Cadenza playing a bit of Be Our Guest when Maurice arrives in the castle (reminded me that the song was originally going to be for him)
Maurice stealing a rose
The entire Gaston song, but specifically:
LeFou paying the people to participate and sing along (Gaston is not blindly adored by all the townspeople)
The clapping/instrumental bridge
‘And his name’s G-A-S-T’ which was in the soundtrack for the original but cut for the movie so I was super happy to see it was included
The castle crumbling and the servants going through changes every time a petal falls (I remember that last bit was in the Broadway musical too)
Mrs Potts being understanding of Belle’s escaping
Belle not eating a thing during Be Our Guest ^^
The Beast reacting to Romeo and Juliette and also the King Arthur bit
Belle’s reaction to the library
The magical book literally lets her travel as a reference to her ‘travelling’ with the books she used to read at home (I only realised this two days after I saw the film…)
The Beast in make-up
Why is she running away in her yellow dress surely it’s not very practical oh wait it’s so he can see her in the distance as he sings Evermore (my heart!)
Speaking of, Evermore was so dramatic™ I loved it
Stanley’s reaction to being wardrobed
The servants changing back (and the heart attack I almost had with Chip)
The way the castle changed as the rising sun hit the different sections (I miss the glitter magic but this worked nicely)
The beard line (again, almost made it in the original so a nice touch to have it here)
The village being called Villeneuve (reference to Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve who wrote the original fairy-tale!)
The entire aesthetic really
Celine Dion and Josh Groban <3
Alan Menken’s score, oh boy had I missed his music!
Basically being such a big fan of the original only made me love it more. It feels like they added certain things specifically for Disney nerds. And it also feels like they had fun making it? I really was not expecting to love it was much as I did. I wasn’t expecting to like it at all really, so it was a nice surprise 🥀