our mr sun

okay hear me out: 

you know those photo series that are like “In The Running For The Next Spiderman/Young Han Solo/Bachelor/Prince Eric/Property Brother”

and it’s just like nine generically handsome brunet white men that might all be Henry Cavill or might all be Matt Bomer or might all be the photogenic runner guy from 2012 for all we know but it’s impossible to tell because they are just so generic?

and you know how nobody really remembers what Moist von Lipwig (slash Albert Spangler where applicable) actually looks like, they just remember the gold hat, or the glasses, or the bountiful ear hair?

what I want is an adaptation where Moist, whenever he’s being an anonymous face or The Man in the Golden Suit or Albert Spangler, is played by a series of generically handsome brunet white men who are swapped out shot-to-shot.

BATB Songs In One Sentence
  • Aria: Yo look at this awesome party that the prince is throwing.
  • Belle: Belle's so pretty, what a shame that she reads.
  • HDAMLF (Music Box): Have some really vague exposition.
  • Belle (Reprise): Gaston sucks, this town sucks, I just want an adventure, is that too much to ask.
  • Gaston: "Who can make up these endless refrains like Gaston?" LeFou can.
  • Days In The Sun: Hope conquers all, except when it doesn't.
  • Something There: Chip's too young to know about love.
  • HDAMLF (Montmartre): No Beast, Belle's not trying to be a tourist.
  • Beauty and The Beast: Mrs. Potts ships them.
  • The Mob Song: When Gaston's jealous, he creates a giant angry mob.
  • Beauty and The Beast (Finale): Everyone ships them.
Song Headcanons

So, here are a few headcanons I’ve been meaning to post for a really long time: the songs.  Beauty and the Beast is a musical, sure, but what if those songs actually existed in this fictional universe as tunes that were either picked up again or composed?  So, here are my thoughts on the songs and their origins in ways that would befit the universe in which the story takes place.

  • The Aria 
    • Cadenza and Garderobe put that one together themselves in honor of the ball the prince threw together that night.  Cadenza wrote the melody and accompaniment, and Garderobe added the lyrics.
  • How Does a Moment Last Forever 
    • This was a lullaby that Belle’s mother used to sing to baby Belle in order to make her fall asleep. She and Maurice always thought that it was about their love for each other.  When they left her behind, Maurice took up singing it to Belle every night before she went to sleep, as a way for her mother to still be a part of her life, even if she was gone.
  • Be Our Guest 
    • I think Cadenza wrote this.  When Maurice enters the castle, Cadenza plays a few bars of it.  I know that’s not enough to go by, but I think that Cadenza wrote it just as a piece, and Lumiere saw fit to add lyrics to it since the melody was already on hand.  They had a lot of time to spend in the castle, and Lumiere had probably heard that melody a thousand times.
  • Gaston 
    • LeFou composed the song himself.  Being illiterate, however, he committed the entire thing to memory and paid the villagers to help him perform it…making the name “LeFou” a little ironic, because he’s actually pretty smart.
  • Days in the Sun 
    • This existed as a tune that Adam’s mom used to sing, only with different lyrics.  Cadenza and Chapeau adapted it to fit their instrumental abilities, and the lyrics sort of came about as the staff sang them.
  • Beauty and the Beast 
    • The tune existed as a lullaby for Chip, and most of the lyrics were the same, considering it’s a ballad.  She changed a few to fit Adam and Belle, and the parts Cadenza played were improvised on the spot, because he’s that talented.
  • The Mob Song 
    • The tune and most of the lyrics were part of a war song that French soldiers (particularly the group that Gaston was a part of) would sing to get them excited about the heat of battle.  Gaston figured it would work just as well on some frightened villagers.  It starts at “Through the mist, through the wood…”
  • The Finale 
    • I’m pretty sure Garderobe and Mrs. Potts had a chat about it and Mrs. Potts agreed to have Garderobe sing it at the ball.

[I’m leaving out “Belle” and “Evermore” because those were more like inner monologues than anything else.  They’re both really pretty, though!]