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i was thinking about that scene in the beauty and the beast (not the live action remake, i dont even know if this scene is in the live action remake) where the beast keeps being too rough with the birds so belle shows him how to get them to eat from his hands and she looks away for a minute but then when she comes back hes just covered with them and he doesnt know what to do.

this is by no means a beauty and the beast AU though, just to be clear. because i don’t necessarily like belle and beast’s dynamic. allura and shiro here are probably at the park or something.

YAGUYS.

BEST DENTIST TRIP EVER.

First, we went to Target. I had cartwheel offers for MtM and BatB. The only MtM they had was Asha, which I already have. They had the Hasbro Beast! But I’d have to get Belle, too, and I really don’t want the Belle doll. I would have bought the single-pack, casual Belle if there had been any.

Saw that Shopkins mega pack and Husband said I should get it, but I like the slow-burn thing I have going on, to be honest. It’ll be over sooner if I buy a box with 24+ in it.

They also had this Shopkins charm playset on clearance for $15, but I a) felt that was still too much for what I would be getting, and b) don’t want the playsets at all so I’d be paying for things I didn’t want.

This is what I did get. Happy Places have been absent from my local Walmart for a few weeks, so I picked up one of those.

The MixieQ’s salon playset was on clearance for $3 (the secret one was “Nautical”), and there was this box thing with no label that piqued my curiosity. I figured it wouldn’t be anything gross since it’s bright pink. I do know what was in it, now, and will make posts about everything on the review blog later.

Now for the dentist part!

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To be more specific, this is when Term’s father dies. He gains the upper hand on Meph during a critical moment, and Bell can’t get to him in time. So as she tries to get closer to stop it all, Term’s men have Meph bent downwards ready for the axe, and the axe comes crashing down on Meph’s neck. Bell watches it all and releases the most guttural scream when his head hits the floor. For a split second, Term’s father rejoices in the kill, but it doesn’t last long when Meph’s body twitches and pulsates and turns into a writhing mass of viscera and flesh when his head reattaches itself. His body transforms into an alternative form and p much crushes Term’s father and his men.

Just one of the perks to being the son of a lich, but this power of transforming was unknown to everyone, even Meph himself.

I have so many feels about Agathe/Enchantress.

We can assume that a witch/fairy/whatever-on-earth-she-is powerful enough to transform dozens if not a hundred human beings as well as wiping the memory of an entire town (exactly how far does her power extend? Like do people in Paris still ask each other what the heck happened to Prince Adam who lived out in the middle of nowhere but if anyone goes to look they enter the radius of the curse and forget what they were doing there?) could have bloody well gone wherever the heck she wanted. What possible reason does she have for staying in Villeneuve where she’s ridiculed by men like Gaston and begs for bread on the streets? Even Belle doesn’t give her more than a passing glance. This is a woman who could rule France if she wanted– or at the very least, get the heck out of that backwards, backwater town. Yet she stays. Wrapped in rags, openly mocked, at the mercy of strangers, she stays. Why?

I guess the argument could be made, if you want to go that direction, that she’s a little twisted and wants to enjoy watching her handiwork run its course. You could say she’s a sadistic little witch who’s collecting material for more curses down the road. But if that’s true, then why would she reverse the curse? If all she wanted was vengeance/justice/punishment, everyone in the castle (and even those in the village who would never remember their loved ones who were collecting dust as knickknacks) had paid dearly. If vengeance was her aim, she got her fill.

But she did reverse it. Her terms (technically) weren’t met in time, and she could have walked away. But she didn’t.

Not only did she stay in Villeneuve, where the woman who would bring love and light back to the castle was growing up as a poor peasant, but she broke her own curse when a technicality would have meant death for dozens. This isn’t a sadistic witch hell-bent on revenge– this is a freaking fairy godmother with harsh alternative methods. She showed up in the midst of the attack on the castle– and was anyone actually harmed? Scalded, maybe, bruised for sure, but there were no fatalities. For all we know, she could have been protecting Belle for years to make sure she made it to the castle one day. She certainly took care of Maurice, who knew how to pick the lock to get Belle out of that wagon. Maybe she checked up on Adam and the others to see if they were learning. Simply by making her present for the curse, the writers changed the entire scope of the character. She’s neither cold nor distant, but actively involved in trying to change the course of a small town’s destiny– and that of its prince.

HOWDY HO YA’LL IT IS TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF ‘LISTEN TO VAL BECAUSE I HAVE IMPORTANT SHIT TO TELL YOU’ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST LIVE ACTION VERSION

  • the costume designs in this movie    I    c a n n o t      b e l i e v e
  • the set design too, holy shit
  • this beast ain’t gonna take your shakespeare bullshit here take the whole fuckin’ library and then you come talk to me about romances this is unbelievable
  • I don’t give a fuck I will fight everybody about Le Fou
  • I’ll punch a wasp I don’t give a fuck
  • Belle can sing ya’ll— like I don’t know if the design firm behind the trailers just autotuned the fuck out of the audio they were given but she sounds great
  • okay I’m sorry I work in the CGI field and half of this movie was just me freaking out about the rendering of the beast’s fur and his expressions, they did so great, holy shit, ugh, I was so impressed I’m fucking mad about it
  • seriously dan stevens was physically in this movie for maybe three minutes and the rest of it was face/motion capture and he just shines throughout the whole goddamn thing
  • belle whacks multiple people with sticks, it was good times
  • HER YELLOW DRESS WAS SO AMAZING YA’LL YOU HAD YOUR DOUBTS BUT I AM TELLING YOU THAT SHIT WAS GORGEOUS
  • Le Fou, again, I’mma fight people
  • adlkjflkjdg I DON’T WANT TO GET TOO SPOILERY BUT THE GROWL????? THE G R O W L???????
  • AUDRA MCDONALD????? WHY YOU GOTTA GO SO HARD??????
  • Stanley Tucci was in this movie? Like holy fuck?
  • Gaston????? Like holy shit????? He wasn’t so bad in the beginning but as the movie went on he just got creepier and creepier and creepier?????
  • Is it just me or were there a shit ton of interracial couples in this movie? I counted at least five, I think? I KNOW THAT IS SUCH A LOW BAR TO SET BUT I WAS HAPPY TO SEE IT IN A HUGE ASS DISNEY FILM
  • FUCKING LE FOU’S LINE IN KILL THE BEAST ‘Marching off to battle, yet I fear the wrong monsters have been released’
  • LIKE WHAT THE FUCK?????
  • WHY YOU GOTTA MAKE ME FEEL FOR A MINOR CHARACTER LIKE THIS, DISNEY
  • “some of them are in greek.”
  • “was— was that a joke? are you joking now?”

“Tale as old as time…”

My official redesign of the Beauty and the Beast 2017 ballgown. I tried to keep the general design of the new version while making it historically accurate. Think of her as a living golden rose.

more post-curse beauty & the beast headcanons, enjoy! (fluff)
  • adam letting only belle tend to him when he’s sick/injured
  • can we talk about the fact that adam would be so protective over belle like he would never let anything hurt her
  • mrs. potts teaching belle how to make the most lovely teas/hot drinks during the fall & winter
  • belle and adam sitting in front of the fire on cold nights, wrapped in each other’s arms and covered in blankets
    • cuddly adam
    • adam falling asleep as belle plays with his hair
  • the kitchen crew teaching adam how to make the grey stuff
    • adam making desserts for belle using the grey stuff once he’s mastered how to make it
  • adam: *is looking at himself in the mirror* “i’m so glad i don’t have that stupid tail anymore”
  • belle watching adoringly as adam befriends phillipe in the castle stables
  • adam: *does the growlbelle: “don’t use that tone of voice with me”
  • belle and adam laying on the castle garden grounds at night, watching the stars
  • adam picking a single rose from each rose bush to make a beautiful bouquet for belle, just because he can
Reasons Why Beauty and the Beast was Amazing

*SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY*

•Prince Adam’s makeup tho

•in the prologue, Prince Adam is dancing with every woman in the room, but at the end of the movie he is only dancing with Belle and can’t even take his eyes off her

•"A certain je ne sais quoi" “I don’t know what that means” Gaston, you’re French!

•The Bimbettes

•"It’s never gonna happen ladies"

•Belle invents the washing machine

•Maurice freaking out over Chip

•Plumette and Lumiere’s love for each other

•Belle doesn’t even get to eat any of the food

•When she goes in the West Wing and looks at the painting, the Beast has clawed over his father’s and his own face, but left his mother’s in tact *my heart*

•The entire Gaston song

•"I USE ANTLERS IN ALL OF MY DECORATING!!“

•"it’s just occurring to me that I’m illiterate, and never actually spelled it out loud beforeeeee"

•"I had an expensive education”

•"Romeo and Juliet is my favorite play" *DRAMATIC EYE ROLL AND SCOFFS*

•"Go back to the war. The guns, explosions. The widows!“

•The Beast just pelting a massive snowball at Belle’s face

•"You’re village sounds awful”

•The yellow dress

•"Can someone be happy when they aren’t truly free"

•"ILL FOOL MYSELF SHE’LL WALK RIGHT IN AN BE WITH ME FOR EVERMORE" *drowns in my own tears*

•"There’s a beast running wild there’s no question. But I fear the wrong monster’s released"

•"Mr. Potts" omg

•Mrs Potts totally supports LaFou and his conflicting thoughts on Gaston’s behavior

•Belle came back for the Beast!!!!

•Agatha was the Enchantress what?!

•The entire transformation!

•Belle looks into the Prince’s eyes and still sees him and just kNOWS

•Lumiere and Plumette reuniting

•"Turn back into a clock"

•LaFou and Stanley dance together at the end and my little gay shipper heart jumps for joy

•the growl™

15 reasons why Gaston is kinda awesome...

1. He doesn’t make fun of Belle for reading, like the other villagers do.

2. He’s polite. “Pardon.” “Excuse me.” “Please let me through!”

3. He’s strong and can handle himself in a fight.

4. He has amazing hair! (So grabbable)

5. He’s not afraid to admit when he doesn’t know something.

6. His self-confidence is through the roof!

7. He’ll bring you flowers!

8. He knows how to have a good time!

9. He has great aim; with a knife, with a quiver and with a gun!

10. He’s not afraid of public speaking.

11. He’s gorgeous! (Can’t ignore the obvious)

12. He’s a nice dresser and has very well-tailored pants (very important IMHO).

13. He just wants a quiet family life where he can stay home with his wife and adorable children! Awwwww

14. He can SING!

15. He’s played by Luke Evans! ;)

Our paladin planning to break her oath

Paladin OOC: “If I’m going out, I’m going out big, you can’t unring the bell.”

Paladin (Who is a dragonborn): “As I’m pinning her down I lean over her and whisper “Die” before using my breath weapon at point blank range.“

DM: "I’ll count that as an automatic crit. The room starts to smell like burning flesh, and her face starts to look like Anakin Skywalker’s.”

The rest of us had to role to see if we threw up from the smell.

Next Round:

Paladin: “I’m going to hold her hands down with my knees, throw my shield to the side, and two hand my flaming axe on her face.”

DM: “Okay, roll to attack.”

Paladin: “…Nat 20.”

DM: “Okay, roll double the fire damage since you’re basically attacking a 3rd degree burn victim.”

Paladin: “Okay I rolled 44 damage.”

DM: “Wow okay. You slam your flaming axe down into her head again, and again, and again. The amount of blood and facial tissue spraying around the room is more than you would find on a battle field, even the barbarian looks horrified at the massacre going on in the corner.”

Paladin OOC: “Hey, I said I was going out big.”

It worries me when people actually believe that Beauty and the Beast is about Stockholm Syndrome and/or abuse. Everyone is entitled to their own interpretation, for sure. But when people start shaming others for enjoying the tale, it becomes a problem. 

Let’s break it down:

Beauty and the Beast shows how Stockholm Syndrome works

Actually, Stockholm Syndrome is yet to be recognized as an actual mental disorder, and people who have been part of hostage situations have denied it.

Stockholm Syndrome involves adapting your actions to please a captor when you feel threatened. It is a survival mechanism. In this case, Belle never changes for the Beast, and instead challenges him every time.  

But Beast kidnapped and captured Belle in his castle. He is a captor

He didn’t kidnap her. Belle chose to take upon herself a penalty that fell on her father due to his trespassing. 

Also, let’s remember that we can’t analyze a film without taking its historical setting into account. The story takes place in a Royal background during the 18th Century,  when the justice system was nothing like ours.

As a result, Royalty -to which the Prince, who is now a Beast, belonged to- dealt with trespassers much differently than we do, as they believed their word to be the law. 

Yes, the Beast/the Prince is her captor. But only because he is punishing her for what he considers to be a transgression on her father’s part. Let’s remember: this is a character that lost his kingdom, and the only power he now has, has been reduced to the castle and what exists in it. Growing out of this mentality and what has been wrongly taught to him, is part of his character arc (and it’s also why it makes sense that an Enchantress would want to teach a lesson to a Prince and not someone like Gaston, since the entire kingdom depends on him).    

But he’s abusive

The Beast never insults or physically harms Belle. At most, he’s rude and demanding…in 2 scenes. Yes. When people talk about the Beast’s abuse in the animation, only two or three scenes where he’s yelling or smashing furniture are used to support the theory.

However:

1- The scenes (being rude to Belle on the way to her room, demanding Belle dines with him, and throwing her from the West Wing and smashing furniture) occur on the same day. The very same day he’s had to interact with another person for the 1st time in 10 years, after almost becoming a complete animal. There’s pent up anger, for sure. But never again do we see the Beast being either forceful or violent. On the contrary, he learns his way into gaining his human behavior back.

2- In each of the scenes, the animators made careful decisions to show the Beast’s instant regret. When analyzing a film, we can’t forget the visual queues that it gives us.

3-  Belle doesn’t fear him. Even after seeing him easily take on the wolves that attacked her (that is, at his most violent), she confronts him and calls him out on his rudeness. A scared person wouldn’t dare to do so. She’s an immovable force that the Beast doesn’t know how to deal with, not a victim.

4- We can’t choose to forget that the Beast sets her free, which is no small feat for someone who has been brought up in a royal background. 

But it glamorizes abusive relationships by making girls believe they can change men

No. Choices made by Linda Woolverton (script) and Howard Ashman (lyrics) focus on Belle and the Beast as outcasts, and forcing her to stay in the castle is a plot device to help the characters get to know each other (and, like I mentioned before, it’s justified by the messed up royal background of the Beast).

It doesn’t ‘glamorize’ an abusive relationship. When the Beast is rude and violent, Belle doesn’t take an interest in him and she actively rejects him. It’s only when the power balance shifts and they treat each other as equals, that the friendship and attraction begin.

The tale is more about outcasts finding solace in each other, than about a woman changing a man to fit her standards. Both Belle and the Beast change in some way. Both must look past each other’s appearance and behavior (both are stubborn and set on their ways) to find what is within. The fact that what is in there pleases them both is what makes the tale great. After all, Belle could have found another Gaston inside the Beast.

But in real life people don’t change for other people” 

In real life, people don’t turn into beasts and furniture. There are no curses or enchantments. We’re dealing with a fairy tale that shows us how the world should be, could be or we would want it to be. And if things didn’t work out for the better, there would be no story to tell.

Let’s never forget the striking difference between fiction and reality. And if you’re worried kids will get the wrong message, talk to them. Don’t blame it on the films or the stories.  

We can’t and shouldn’t judge a film on account of its validity in real life. In real life, most of us wouldn’t support vigilantism, yet we enjoy films like Batman or The Avengers without a hitch. In real life, we would probably reject terrorism, yet we enjoy Heath Ledger’s Joker (The Dark Knight) and Hugo Weaving’s V (V for Vendetta) despite the fact that both can be labeled as terrorists. 


I’ll be writing more about this soon, but for now, I truly hope people will take a closer look at a film before just glancing at the plot and thinking: “oh, this sounds too much like this other thing! It must be the same!”. 

Take the time to consider all the elements in a story before letting a Meme or a Tweet define how you see it. 

Regarding “Evermore”...

While the lyrics of the song are heartbreaking on their own, I think in context it becomes something more than a ode to longing ala Phantom of the Opera.

It’s a song about dying and giving up.

Think about it: There are words like “never”, “always” and even the title itself, “evermore”, words which indicate a permanent state. The Beast doesn’t expect Belle to ever return. Part of it, of course, is that he believes that she doesn’t love him. We, as audience, know that it’s not true, that Belle already loves him, but simply hasn’t realized it herself. It would take her sense of freedom to be back, a violent mob and three bullets for her to come to grips with her feelings. 

However, in his eyes, there is undeniable proof that she doesn’t return his feelings. 

The spell isn’t broken yet. 

Belle runs away and he’s still a Beast, all fur and claws and fangs and even more, his people are still cursed, objects. 

He loves her and that’s why he set her free.

And then, Cogsworth spells out the harsh truth (that he and the rest of the stuff believes):

“Because she doesn’t love him.”

And that’s it. 

The Beast believes that he failed to beat the clock and he’s doomed to be a Beast forever. 

But, there’s more to it.

This remake turned the curse into something horrific. For the Prince (let’s just call him Adam ffs), it means remaining a Beast forever. 

Forever, however, means something worse than just “all his life”. It does mean forever.

You see, it has been confirmed in an interview with Dan and Emma that 

1.      the Beast had been cursed for 9-15 years.

2.      he didn’t age during that time.

The curse didn’t let Adam grow older: instead, it doomed him to be in this state forever. There is no aging and thus at some point, dying with this curse and, in a depressing and even cruel way, getting himself free from it. No, not even time can take it away. 

So, when he sings “Forevermore”, he actually does mean forevermore. Unless someone kills him, or he decides to kill himself, he will go on being an immortal, ageless Beast locked in a “lonely tower” that crumbles and falls apart.

And it gets worse.

We saw that the changes they made to the curse in this version has the stuff turning into real objects, inanimate, without souls. 

In other words… dead.

This curse will actually kill them. 

And so, with this song, the Beast laments that he will be ageless, immortal, a pariah of the world… and alone.

“Lonely tower” literally means “alone” in this case. Not even his servants, the people who “looked after him all his life” will ever be able to even speak to him. He will be surrounded by objects which in reality would be their corpses. 

That’s the curse in this remake.

And in this song, the Beast sings that he has accepted this fate. He let the only person who would ever help him escape this fate leave… because he loves her and he knows that since she doesn’t, it’s wrong to force her to stay. 

One could ask: “Why doesn’t he kill himself, then? We saw it’s possible, with Gaston’s three bullets. He would at least be free from the curse, right?”

Morbid as it sounds, yes, this would be a way out for him. He’s ageless, but he can die of wounds.

Well, here comes the part in the song that states that no, the Beast will not resolve to this.

Belle is someone full of life, who wants “more than this provincial life”, who wants a “great adventure somewhere” who is full of hope. And this mindset of hers has affected him; he has gotten a bug for loving reading from her, for appreciating his life story and for connecting with another person.

She “inspire him, is a part of everything he does”. Belle’s memory will not let him end his cursed existence by his own hand. 

He has lost even that morbid and depressing way out from the curse. 

“Evermore” is a song that laments what is to come: an ageless existence completely alone, doomed to never, EVER end.

That’s why the Beast says “let them come” to Cogsworth when he tells him that there’s a mob coming. For him, it doesn’t matter. He’ll be a beast and unable to die anyway so, might as well, have these people relieve him from the curse sooner than later. 

And he’s not even thoughtless about his servants: they’re doomed to fade away, to die anyway. 

“Let them come” he says and he means it. “Let them kill all of us.”

In a sense, he’s even merciful. To himself more than to his servants, who held hope, but they at least have death to release them. He doesn’t even have that. 

“Evermore” literally is an ode to one of the worst fates one can imagine. 

Damn, Disney. 

i gotta organize my thoughts on why evermore has me so shook

1) it’s just so goddamn beautiful. and goddamn dan stevens + beast voice growliness???? good shit ok. good damn good shit. 

2. it comes at the PERFECT thematic moment for beast. certain characters just wouldn’t pour their heart out in song format like that. they just wouldn’t. and beast is one of them, he wouldn’t, not until he’s at his lowest would he sing-monologue like that. the song comes at the exact right point in the story. holy shit good timing 10/10

c - he doesn’t have anything against belle herself for leaving. sad as heck she’s gone? yes. convinced he’s never gonna see her again and SUPER sad about that? yes. but angry at her for leaving??? no??? not at all??? damn dude. that’s some goddamn character development. 

ii. he’s been so affected by her she’ll forever inspire him and that is just. goddamn disney. that’s it y’all are done you can’t top that, that’s the pinnacle representation of romantic love. could anyone else even??

b) he’s so completely convinced she’d never come back to him. im so sad. oh, guy. dude. i feel so bad for you. im so sorry you poor sad bastard. “i’ll fool myself she’ll walk right in” oh my god guy you can’t even imagine she’d want to come back to you. 

somebody help me i’ve been listening to this song on repeat for 13 hours and crying

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Legally Blonde the Musical
  ↳ Legally Blonde; Elle and Emmett [ part i | part ii ]

batb things i liked (spoilers, sorry)

‘I SAW BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TWO NIGHTS AGO AND I STILL CAN’T HELP GUSHING OVER HOW BEAUTIFUL THE MOVIE WAS


-i wanted to scream the moment i saw the castle in the beginning

-that prologue??? i like how they kept adam’s real face a mystery, as he was hidden behind the layers of make up. 

-’belle’ ahhhhh 

-i was expecting that emma would have auto-tuned her voice because of the audio they had released months before the premiere, but boy did it surprise me.

-’belle’ was so nostalgic i had to refrain myself from singing along in the cinema.

-maurice wasn’t only an inventor, he was also an artist. and belle wasn’t only a bibliophile, she was also an inventor (witty belle, creating probably the first washing machine)

-emma’s grunt after the line ‘madame gaston, his little wife’

-philippe was loyal af, esp in the scene where maurice was almost trapped by the wolves and philippe had waited for him to jump. if you were to get a horse, pick one that is as loyal as philippe.

-i love how the beast couldnt care less if maurice had used his stuff, had eaten, had heated up by the fire, had trespassed in his castle but lost all his temper the moment maurice had cut a rose from his rose garden. 

-im not sure if its me, or the village felt small and congested, i was hoping for a more field-like village, the one i got used to in the animated version.

-BE OUR GUEST, BE OUR GUEST AHHHHHH and was disney telling us that Aladdin will be the next film to have a live action movie???

-adam’s ‘are-you-fucking-kidding-me’ eye roll at the mention of romeo and juliet being belle’s favorite book.

-’i had an expensive education’ OH YEAH I THINK THE CREATORS OF THE ANIMATED FILM HAD FORGOTTEN THAT HE WAS A PRINCE AND SHOULD HAVE HAD EXPENSIVE EDUCATION (OR AT LEAST HE SHOULD KNOW HOW TO READ)

-’some of them in greek’. ADAM IS A BIBLIOPHILE AND HE GAVE BELLE THE LIBRARY !!!!!!

-belle’s laughter adam gave her the library.

-my poor baby lefou

-i ship gafou im sorry

-ewan mcgregor’s french accent is en pointe???

-AUDRA MCDONALD, JOSH GAD AND HARRIET JONES (SHE PLAYED ADAM’S MOTHER) !!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS CAST 

-i love how adam still dresses like a prince even in his beast form, ummm that waistcoat in something there and the scene where they had walked into the bridge was fine man. 

-that paris scene, thank you so much for giving us so much more than the animated film has given. also, prince adam’s back story about how he has grown to be a spoiled prince. thank you, thankyou, disney.

-EMMA THOMPSON SINGING BATB HUHUHUHU AND THEM DANCING WAS THE MOST NOSTALGIC PART OF THE MOVIE I WANTED TO CRY SO BAD MY TWO SMOL CHILDREN 

-gaston definitely wins asshole of the year, although i like how they put more depth into gaston’s character

-lmao when maurice talked to the driver as if nothing happened, that was hilarious.

-the cursed furniture wouldn’t have been hurt if they had stayed silent and dead, but they had fought to protect adam while he’s lamenting over his loss. his servants loved him albeit his attitude towards them. 

-when gaston showed up with a gun, adam literally did nothing, and you can just see his heart breaking by looking into his eyes

-umm agathe? what are you doing? whose side are you on? is this kind of a test or something?

-’MR. POTTS!’ 

-how old is adam? why is his age not mentioned in the movie? i know he should have someone love him by the age of 21, as from the animated film, but they did not mention it? and why hadnt they mentioned his name???

-’come back, i love you’

-THE MOMENT ADAM TURNED AROUND OKAY DAM ADAM YOU A FINE PRINCE. 

-le fou dancin with stanley made me so happy 

-the growl™