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anonymous asked:

Hi! I feel really bad about this since you just talked about people not demanding that fic writers write things so I'm going to do my best to be polite. I just saw the live-action beauty and the beast and with all the wonderful aus that you've written I would LOVE to see you write a beauty and the beast au for e/R! It just fits so perfectly. Anyway thank you for all that you've written I love all your fics so much and I hope you have a good day! 😘😘

First and foremost, this is absolutely the type of polite ask that you don’t need to feel bad for asking, so no need to feel bad, Nonny!

Secondly, I went and saw the new Beauty and the Beast last night and while I have thoughts™, now is not the time to share them (save to say that I loved it). As for an E/R Beauty and the Beast AU, it is indeed on the surface a tale made for E/R, which is why it’s perhaps not surprising that it’s been done before.

Not that that’s ever stopped me, mind, but it does mean that if I were to write a Beauty and the Beast AU, it’d have to be a different take on it than what’s already been done.

Now, the new Beauty and the Beast offers an intriguing angle in the form of the Beast’s new tragic backstory™ which makes the Beast’s role less tailor-made for Grantaire, believe it or not, and much more intriguing for our beloved Enjolras. Of course, that would leave Grantaire as the beauty, and as we well know, no one would ever accuse Grantaire of being beautiful (save for a very stubborn Enjolras). 

But what watching Beauty and the Beast last night (and the animated version again today) reminded me is that it’s not just Belle that has to learn to love the Beast – the spell states that when he (the beast) learns to love another and earns her love in return, the spell will be broken. And obviously most of Beauty and the Beast focuses on the latter portion. I think the new version took some strides towards showing the Beast learning to love Belle but, like, it’s not difficult to love someone who’s beautiful and a nice person. It’s just not.

So what if the Beauty started as ugly on the inside as the Beast was on the outside?

What if, instead of being cursed with Hugo’s conflation of ugly circumstances and therefore ugly appearance (giving you the side-eye, V. Hugs), Grantaire is handsome, conventionally speaking, but thinks – nay, knows – that he is beastly on the inside? And Enjolras, of course, though still capable of being terrible, is still the same good person who wants to change the world on the inside, but is of course beastly on the outside.

That, my friends, leaves us with a delightful possibility for a story – two men, both beasts, both of whom must learn to put aside their beastly nature in order to earn someone else’s love in return when neither thinks they really deserve it. That might well be a tale worth telling, even if it’s not quite a tale as old as time.

I changed my theme and had a really cute updates tab and stuff but then it all decided to break and not load majority of my posts, so now I have a theme and updates tab that’s okay and I do like them, but the previous one took forever to sort only for me to not be able to use it

also I can’t help but stare at my sidebar gif whenever I’m on my blog, that scene is one of my faves from that movie


“Let’s swim together. If it’s not with you, if Haru is not there then it’s no good.” 

“It’s meaningless without you.”

anonymous asked:

Hey guess what you little cunt? Not everyone knows where the fuck your shitty FAQ is. Frankly, I don't give 2 shits about who you are are what to do. But your an awful fucking person for being FUCKING RUDE to someone who was just curious. FAQ = I'm too fucking lazy to take two seconds to respond to a curious person. Go fuck yourself.

haha wow, alright

*cracks knuckles*

first off, instead of using that c word, why don’t we replace it with a little bit of class? now, there is a faq for a reason, and it’s not to be lazy. lots of people have them. and do you know what they’re used for? answering the questions of curious anons. i get lots of asks every day, and a good portion of them are things that can be found in the faq (there is a link to it in my sidebar, if you bothered to check. you can also just type /faq at the end of my url), my about page, of even my sidebar. if i responded every one of them, my entire blog would be nothing but answered asks. not only that, but i’m using my own time to answer them, and guess what? i have a life outside of this blog, thank you. it may not take long to answer an ask, but looking at the faq takes even less time. and it’s even accessible on mobile! so why should i spend my time answering these same asks over and over and over again, when someone can simply spend the same amount of time it takes to send me another ask, and just look at the faq page instead? and did you ever consider that maybe i’m not comfortable giving out my age? it says that in the faq too.

as you can tell, i’m pretty done with all this by now. i don’t owe you anything and not wanting to answer everyone does not make me a shitty person. sending anon hate kind of does though. so congratulations on being a shitty person!

pincurlsandpixiedust  asked:

I'm sure you probably get this a lot, but it's comforting to know that a college professor ships reylo as well. Every time I see your posts on my dash I'm reminded that it's not just a "naive teenage girl" thing, and I feel a little less conscious about shipping them. xx

There’s a surprising number of people from academia in the pro-Reylo fold, from what I’ve seen. There are a lot of advanced degrees ‘round these parts, which is why the whole “the only people who ship Reylo are dumb teenage girls who don’t know any better” strawman is actually kind of hilarious.

(Also, sidebar, I hate that argument, on both sides. Especially when it’s being used by teenage girls themselves, because… what? Right now the big kerfluffle in the Reylo War is apparently the argument that the prefrontal cortex isn’t fully developed until age 25. I’m not getting into that one, other than to mention that I’ve attended work-sponsored college-wide seminars and workshops on that very issue, but I think we have to be very careful not to hit a gatekeeping mentality through misinterpretation. The brain development thing is real — it primarily refers to emotional v. rational/logical processing — but it doesn’t mean that teens are incapable of thinking logically or having rational, well-reasoned opinions, even opinions that you might disagree with. It’s disingenuous for the anti side to disregard the emotional processing issue that does exist in younger individuals, and it’s equally disingenuous for the pro-Reylo side to use that as an excuse to disregard and/or condescend.

…okay, I’m done.)