the castle apartments

lemonbird  asked:

IMPORTANT QUESTION. Vampires aren't suppose to enter a premise without being invited right? What if a hermit vampire was living in his falling apart old castle and some fuck bought it as a "fixer upper", would the vampire just glitch out on to the lawn or would he be okay since he lived there before?

Okay so this would depend on where you are in the world, and whether or not they had squatters rights (can’t be evicted and can apply for legal ownership of place once they have been there for X amount of years) but I mean, the dude owns the place, even if it is a run down mess he was still there first and there’s probably some ancient land ownership law which can’t be overwritten by modern laws (you find all sorts of weird things are still technically legal cause no one bothered to update the books since 1645) so basically whoever just bought this castle to turn it into a modern fixer upper, congrats, you also just bought yourself a vampire and he’s not going anywhere.

(Also now I kind of want to write this where a family buys it to turn it into a hotel/wedding venue and the kids find the vampire in the attic and he ends up being the weird uncle who gets roped into hilarious wedding related shenanigans?? Like 


“Okay yes fine, you can host weddings here, but registrar only, no religious ones.” 
“But Theolodious, why?”
“Really Sharon, really, do I have to spell it out for you. Really.”

*

“We really should increase the lighting for photographs, what about skylights?”
“No.”
“But—”
“How about I just set all of you on fire while you’re trying to sleep.”

*

“Please, for the love of god, please don’t let people throw confetti or rice, I’m begging you.”

*

“Okay what’s our final head count for the night?”
“107.”
“Are you sure?”
“Did I fucking stutter Steve?”

*

“Uncle Theo, why does the groom have “help me” on the bottom of his shoes, why is everyone laughing?.”
“Because small one, humanity has failed collectively as a species and heteronormativity is a constructed lie designed to oppress over half the population for not conforming to arcane and chauvinistic ideals put in place by dead scholars who have long since turned to dust and have no place influencing modern society.”
“…”
“Permanence is an illusion.”

*

“Madame, flattering as your offer is for a quickie, you’re not my type.”
“What is your type then?” ;) ;) ;)
“O negative.”

*

“Whoo, what a day, I could eat a horse.”
“Same.”
“…”
“…well obviously I’m not going to.”

*

“Theo…are you…are you crying?”
“Yes.”
“You big softie, I never thought someone like you would cry at a wedding.”
“…I’ve lived a long life, Sharron. People come and go, the christening you bless will be the funeral you mourn in less than a century. But people keep saying “I love you”, that has to count for something.”

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🔒- Are their doors typically locked?
📐- Do they keep things neat and orderly?
🎨- What color are the walls?
🌸- Do they keep any plants?
⚫️- What kind of floors do they have?
📚- Do they have lots of books?
📅- Are there lots of wall decorations? If so, what kinds?
🗄- What kind of furniture is in the room?
🛏- What does their comforter look like?
🔪- Are there any weapons in the room?
🗑- How full would their trash can typically be?
🖥- Are there any electronics in the room?
🏠- Is it a room in a house, apartment, castle, mansion, or anything else?
🌃- How many windows are there, if any?
🏆- Are there any awards or trophies on display?
🎸- Do they have any instruments in their room?
⚽️- Is there ever any sports equipment in their room?
🍔- Typically, can food or remnants of food be found in their room?
🐶- Are you likely to see a pet in the room?
👕- Are they organized with their clothes, or can they be found on the floor?
◻️- Any mirrors? If so, how many?

What I loved about Beauty and the Beast (live action)

I’ve now seen this movie twice, and feel like I can adequately list everything I loved about it.

(I tried to keep things in order, but it’s all from memory. So if things aren’t in the right order or quotes aren’t perfect, I apologize.)

- The prince’s eye makeup
- Not having the prince be an 11 year old when he’s cursed
- Shadow usage
- Belle’s preciously sweet singing voice
- Mr. Potts can’t remember what he lost
- Père Robert
- “athletically inclined”
- Gaston not knowing what ‘je ne sais quois’ means when he lives in France
- Gaston’s horse kicking mud at the sisters
- Gaston talking to a mirror
- Gaston stealing flowers
- Just Gaston in general
- “Busy?” “No.”
- Kevin Kline
- Belle knowing exactly what her father needs
- “Dignity?” “It’s outrageously attractive, isn’t it?”
- Belle’s washing machine
- Maurice and his conversations with his horse
- Cogsworth and Lumiere arguing over who Maurice complimented
- Maurice seeing Chip and then calmly running the fuck away (relatable)
- LeFou paying people off so they’ll sing for Gaston
- The note Gaston hits when he sings ‘barge’
- Gaston lifting two people onto his shoulders
- Stomping on tables
- “I’ve been told I’m clingy, but I don’t get it.”
- “Forever can spare a minute.”
- Belle smashing Lumiere with a stool and him complimenting her strength
- The 'only wing’
- Belle immediately planning to escape
- Beast’s facial expressions
- Belle saying hello to a hairbrush
- Belle crawling out of the dress Garderobe put her in
- Cadenza playing through the 'dental pain’
- Lumiere trying to stay in the spotlight
- The guillotine in the background when Lumiere says 'this is France’
- Lumiere being a dramatic little shit
- Mrs. Potts and her saucy wink
- Belle escaping through a doggy door
- Beast growling at the wolves
- Explanation for why all the household was cursed
- The castle falling apart more and more every time a petal drops
- LeFou booping Gaston’s nose
- “Some of them are in Greek.”
- Belle’s excited giggling at the library
- Belle and the Beast having actual conversations that help you believe they’re falling in love
- Snowball fight
- Beast secretly reading romantic stories
- Belle and Beast relating about being lonely outsiders
- Belle’s mother’s backstory
- The gold leaf floating onto Belle’s dress
- Belle admitting she can’t be happy if she isn’t free (take that Stockholm syndrome)
- EVERMORE
- In case you missed that last one: EVER. MORE.
- Beast climbing higher and higher to keep watching Belle as she leaves
- Gaston’s believable development from vain jerk to truly evil
- “There’s a beast running wild, there’s no question. But I fear the wrong monster’s released.”
- Belle and her dad making an awesome team
- Belle ditching her impractical dress
- Chip chucking saucers at people
- Gaston abandoning LeFou because 'it’s hero time’
- “The fat lady is singing!”
- Stanley looking fabulous in his dress
- Gaston using a gun because he’s a coward
- “I am not a beast.”
- The coat stand catching Chip
- Everyone turning inanimate and breaking my fucking heart
- Close ups of Beast’s beautiful human hands and feet
- Beast’s eyes
- Garderobe and Cadenza
- Plumette coming out of the feathers like the angel she is
- Mr. Potts finding what he lost
- Belle’s celebration dress
- Belle asking Beast to grow a beard
- Beast’s growl (not appropriate for children)
- Beautiful end credits

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Clive Owen, Tom Felton, George MacKay Join Daisy Ridley’s ‘Ophelia’

The movie is set in the 14th Century but spoken in a contemporary voice as a re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Ridley portrays the title character as the most trusted lady-in-waiting to the Queen, played by Naomi Watts. She soon captures the attention of Prince Hamlet and a forbidden love blossoms. As war brews, lust and betrayal are tearing Elsinore Castle apart from within.

Owen will play Claudius, MacKay will play Hamlet, Felton will play Laertes, and Terrell will play Horatio.

My Beauty & The Beast Review (spoilers!)

I know there’s been hundreds of these done before, but I just wanted to share my opinion on the highlights and lowlights of the new 2017 live action film (WHICH I ABSOLUTELY LOVED AND WILL BE SEEING A SECOND TIME), upon looking at all the comments and criticisms I’ve seen either through youtube videos, critics, and scrolling through tumblr. 

Cons/scenes that confused me:

- The opening number was not as magical as it could have been. I can’t describe exactly what–it just wasn’t as impactful as a number as the original
- The library scene was not as much as a big reveal. It felt so casual and rushed into–but I really liked how it was such a surprise in the original version
- I feel like Emma Watson could have put more emotion into her singing. I mean of course she can’t top Paige O’Hara but still, I feel like sometimes her soul wasn’t as into it (probably tho because she’s not a musical actress)
- Why the townspeople ganged up on Belle to ruin her laundry–is teaching a girl to read considered that big of a sin??? seems like a bit of a stretch
- I really wanted the proposal scene to happen where Gaston gets rejected, maybe not entirely the same, but just simply something that would outrage Belle more than the conversation she had in this version
- “Gaston, you are positively primeval” was not included
- “No one says no to Gaston!” was not included
- “Every last inch of me’s covered in hair” was not included
- The way Emma Thompson sang BATB wasn’t as great as it should’ve been. A lot of times she sang it slower than the actual tempo to the point where I felt like she had to catch up on the song and it sounded off. I appreciate her trying to sound different from the original but it was getting a bit excessive
- No one questioning why Belle was wearing a ballgown upon being missing for days and being held captive by a beast
- Why Belle called Gaston a monster??? I mean, we as an audience know why, but Belle had no previous knowledge of the monstrous things Gaston had done and the only thing he’d done to her is act like a bigot and vain
- Was I the only one who thought Beast didn’t look hot?? i mean, i liked the gentle vibe he kinda had in the original, but in this version, he’s too much of a hybrid amongst human and beast which kinda creeped me out at times
- Mrs. Potts’ & Chip’s animation was a bit odd to me–despite the Prince wanting the most extravagant of items–their design wasn’t that beautiful or appealing to me
- Belle keeping the rattle that her mom kissed when she had the plague is dangerous, isn’t it?
- The castle crumbling when the last few petals fell from the rose made no sense–like it’s not like the castle totally fell apart when the last petal fell
- Though the transformation scene was wonderful, I had wished Adam or Belle had said something to make the silence less awkward and make the moment more romantic
- The ending scene was nice with the finale song, but I feel like they should’ve done something that tied up the film, I was looking forward to a finale kiss between Belle and Prince Adam but they just danced and it just kinda ended??? there was no impact there

Pros:

- The close-up shots of Belle when she sings her solo part in ‘Belle’ was done beautifully
- Belle’s reprise and the infamous ‘Sound of Music’ scene was some great cinematography 
- The deeper father-daughter dynamic between Belle and Maurice. They added a lot more depth to this character (kevin kline made him funnier and more endearing :”) )
- Belle’s voice sounding more normal throughout the film compared to the autotuned versions released in trailers & online (i was really going in with low expectations of her singing due to what was previously shown but it sounded fine in the movie???)
- Belle’s “Ugh!!!” after the thought of being Gaston’s wife
- Belle’s costume changes; giving her boots vs. flats, hitching up the side of her skirt so she could run more freely and ride horses, adding pockets to store her books, etc.
- ALL THE PLOT HOLE FIX-UPS (every time they explained something new i was like OHHH THAT MAKES SENSE NOW)
- Having more scenes showing the Beast’s character as well as seeing more of the chemistry with him and Belle
- All the new original songs blew me away. Once again, Alan Menken is a true legend.
- Evermore was so essential and I’m so glad they decided to give Beast a solo song (i always wanted to hear one from him, and it gave me Phantom vibes which was BONUS)
- Character development with LeFou
- All of LeFou’s lines (i cracked up every single time)
- Golden cast. 
- Dan Stevens and his facial expressions, acting through his eyes, how he poured his heart and soul in evermore.
- Luke Evans was literally Gaston brought to life. The voice, the looks, the charm. I also liked how he was a bit darker in this version.
- Josh Gad brilliant once again, I lost it at “It’s never gonna happen ladies”

- Ewan McGregor gave a refreshing retake on Lumiere and his singing was great!
- “The East Wing, or as I like to call it, the ONLY wing” 
- Maurice admiring Lumiere and Cogsworth as the two argued who he was referring to once he left
- DIVERSE CAST
- Interracial couples.
- The song ‘Gaston’ blew me away. It was better than the original.
- Visually stunning scenes throughout.
- Beast saying they should run away together (my heart melted when he said that)
- BE OUR GUEST GAVE ME GOOSEBUMPS. DID NOT DISAPPOINT. (i was really nervous about them messing it up but it gave me the thrills just as the original)
- How this movie really tugged on my heartstrings and I cried 6 times throughout the whole 2 hours.
- Belle singing ‘How Does a Moment Last Forever’ was beautiful
- “Too touristy?” - Beast
- Beast trying to protect his masculinity when he was caught reading a romance
- All the passionate stares between Belle and Beast throughout the film
- EVERMORE.
- The ballroom scene was breathtaking. The ballroom set itself was–dhlsdkfhdsk
- Beast/Prince Adam’s mother being his sun (insert sobbing)
- The mob song was also done better than the original. (OMG BUT LEFOU’S LINE THO–)
- The way the beast screamed “BELLE!” was heart-wrenching
- The transformation scene was powerful, Dan Stevens was beautiful. That kiss tho–right in the feels.
- “Turn back into a clock. Back into a clock.”
- The Finale ver of Beauty and the Beast was lovely, the new lyrics added in were just the perfect finishing touch as well
- BELLE’S WHITE DRESS WAS STUNNING.
- “How would you feel about growing a beard?” *GROWLS* (me: dies)
- LEFOU FINDING HIS SOULMATE + FIRST DISNEY GAY REP.
- Everyone dancing together (instead of everyone just awkwardly watching Belle & Adam dance)

Second time out/back from seeing Beauty and the Beast **SPOILERS ABOUND**

(aka bear with me b/c this review is a week and a half late and I can actually comment on stuff I loved throughout it. It might end up being long af so I’m sorry in advance bc I talk about when everyone got cast too. This is probably filled with typos.)

PPS: I am the minority who loved it deeply, and don’t have nothing to complain about. Except a few words on the group of people who sat beside me tonight and would not shut up during Evermore and the transformation scene aka MY MOST FAVOURITE DISNEY KISS EVER)

So lets get down to it. I LOVED this movie the first time I saw it. As I have stated numerous times through tags. Ill be real here I was skeptical as hell about this being turned into a LA remake. But as the casting was announced my worries went away completely?

BECAUSE JESUS CHRIST WHAT A FABULOUS CAST! I don’t even know who to start with honestly? All of them ARE JUST SO GOOD???

We’ll just start with the most obvious choice (and the one who had the most flack after being cast)

And that is the absolute wonder and light of my life DAN FUCKING STEVENS

BECAUSE THIS GUY. OMG. ANYTHING HE DID IN THIS MOVIE JUST…BLEW. ME. THE. FUCK. AWAY??? And I’m just so grateful and forever indebted to him for bringing quite possibly the best reinterpretation of the Beast/Adam to life. Like honestly the Beast is my favourite character ever he has been since I was 5 and I just…NO AMOUNT OF WORDS COULD DESCRIBE IT. (actually I have TONS of words and i’ll get more into this later) but I’m moving on for now.

Emma Thompson I love Emma T so much I have since forever and she’s so charming and soft hearted as Mrs Potts. Say what you will about the accents used in this movie I loved that she was English….

And Luke Evans I knew about him prior to this and vaguely, through watching him in The Hobbit and that god awful movie version of the Three Musketeers (same can be said for Dan, b/c before I watched some of his other stuff I had only know him from Night at the Museum 3)

Anyway…

Luke brought such a great energy to this character and I loved how Gaston started out as an okay dude but slowly dissented into his villainy? The way he portrayed this was astounding b/c as soon as the script called for the change up he handled it with such ease? And wow I just love Gaston so much in this movie.

Josh Gad we gotta talk about FUCKING JOSH GAD I’m not getting into the knitty gritty of things since its not my place to comment on such but I LOVED HIM IN THIS ROLE SO MUCH MORE THAN I LOVED HIM IN FROZEN? He’s so hilarious.  AND HIS LINES WERE A+++

He just brought so much classiness to LeFou and he just made him so likable?  and the fact that HE FOUGHT TO KEEP IN THE SNOWMAN GAG FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION. I honestly hope they give me all the deleted scenes from this movie.

FUCKING EWAN MCGREGOR AND SIR IAN MCKELLEN AS COGSWORTH AND LUMIERE I just WOW WHAT A GREAT ACTING COMBO (aka all ive ever wanted from the remains of my dull life.)

AND AUDRA MCDONALD AS GARDEROBE AND STANLEY ‘ACTUAL KING OF EVERYTHING HE IS IN’ TUCCI as a sassy piano THAT WAS LITERALLY CREATED FROM SCRATCH FOR HIM? (more on these two later as well because omg they are everything to me and stole my heart??)

AND KEVIN  FUCKING  KLINE omg I loved him so much in this movie just PERFECT honestly.

I’m trying to keep this short so I can move on to my next bunch of thoughts. And not just yap about the casting. (Bullet points listed below, bc I’m getting into the changes) And to begin:

THE SCENARY AND CGI IN THIS MOVIE WERE FUCKING ASTOUNDING? I DIED? IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, say what you want about what the beast looked like. Dan Stevens exhausted himself entirely for 2-3 months just to make the beast into a computer animated caricature. AND I LOVED THE ANIMATION ON THE CASTLE STAFF? I also really loved the backstories for everyone it just filled in so much that I found lacking in the original. Just everything that filled in all the plotholes were A++

  • THE PROLOGUE and it being narrated by the ENCHANTRESS.(Side note: I loved the technicalities and consequences with this new curse)
  • DAN STEVENS GRACING ME WITH HIS FAB TALENT AND NOT SAYING A THING DURING SAID PROLOGUE AND JUST LAUGHING EVILLY AND YET FLAWLESSLY GETTING THE POINT ACROSS THAT THE PRINCE BEFORE MEETING BELLE WAS AN ABSOLUTE PANSY ASS DICK? Also him in the black get up with the black swan make up?? a lookTM
  • THE CLOSE UPS OF GARDEROBE AND CADENZA AND THEIR LITTLE DOGGO FRU FRU BEFORE THE CASTLE IS CHANGED INTO OBJECTS?? THE FACT THAT FRU FRU IS THEIR DOG?  
  •  THAT WHOLE OPENING SEQUENCE IS INTENSE AS HELL
  • Omg when Gaston stepped on Belle’s cabbages THERE WERE LIKE 3-4 KIDS THAT GASPED. It made me smile omg.
  • When Maurice and Phillipe were heading out of town and in the woods heading to the castle. One child was like “aww look at the horsey” I mean…
  • WHEN MAURICE IS IN THE CASTLE AND MEETS CHIP everyone laughed like honestly I was blessed with actually being a a cinema room full of people that laughed and reacted to stuff b/c last week when I went there were crickets, some child mad an off hand comment later on in the movie when Beast invites Belle to dinner and he does the smileTM I kid you not I heard “look his tiny teeth” I love his tiny fangs so much hes just so awkwardly endearing altogether.
  • OKAY OKAY OKAY SO WHEN BELLE HEADS UP TO THE CASTLE TO FIND HER DADDO AND SHES AT THE CELL IM PRETTY SURE THEY PLAY THE SCORE TO EVERMORE? its like lowkey but I NOTICED IT AND IT WAS GLORIOUS.
  • all the songs in this movie and the additional lyrics woven into the film added 30 years to my life.
  • THE WHOLE “GASTON” NUMBER WAS FABULOUS AND EVERYTHING AND MORE ITS BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL VERSION THAT WHOLE MOMENT WHEN THEY BREAK TO CLAP AND STOP ON THE TABLE AND THE FACT THAT THE SCORE FOR THAT BIT SOUNDS LIKE A CAVALRY CHARGE AND THE WHOLE “SAY IT AGAIN” BIT AFTER THE “I USE ANTLERS IN ALL OF MY DECORATING” LINE.
  • BUT LIKE THERE IS MORE BECAUSE OMG THEY GAVE COGSWORTH STUFF TO SING DURING “BE OUR GUEST” INSTEAD OF JUST “SOMETHING THERE”. LIKE THE ONLY OTHER TIME HE SINGS IS IN THE ORIGINAL DURING “HUMAN AGAIN” I love the flawless smooth transition from SIR IAN MCKELLEN belting out the COURSE BY COURSE bit of that verse and Ewan being like ONE BY ONE immediately after? honestly I always fist bump during that moment when I listen to the soundtrack. AND THE WHOLE NUMBER IN THE MOVIE IS JUST SOO GREAT. I love my crotchety old clock and dramatically extra candlestick. the best BROTP.
  • Ok, so the people I sat beside started laughing during little Adam’s part in Days In the Sun and omg I was off hand annoyed because it ruined my chance to start the water works even though I still cried.
  • BEAST TRASHING ON ROMEO AND JULIET WILL FOREVER BE ICONIC to me I LOVE WELL READ BEAST SO MUCH I’m tired of the ‘but I wish he would have stayed illiterate’ statements.
  •  EVERYONE. AND WHEN I SAY EVERYONE I MEAN EVERYONE ERRUPTED INTO LAUGHTER WHEN BEAST HAULED THAT BIG ASS SNOWBALL AT BELLE’S HEAD.
  • ALSO any time Beast gave Belle his little smiles??? they were so pure and cute
  • So seeing this movie a second time the yellow dress discourse is quiet frankly ?? to me I loved it AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT DAN STEVENS MADE THE BEAST UTTERLY DISTRESSED OVER ASKING HER FOR A DANCE IN THE BALLROOM? (THAT WHOLE SEQUENCE IS SO FUCKING GORGEOUS)
  • LIKE…I JUST LOVE HOW MUCH LIFE AND PERSONALITY AND 3 DIMENSIONALISM HE GAVE HIM B/C I WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS PORTRAYAL UNTIL IM DEAD AND IN THE GROUND.
  • Which brings me to the make up scene everyone laughed and I almost could not stop laughing at the scene change.
  • Emma Thompson’s version of Beauty and the Beast is so wonderful. I love it.
  • THE FIRST TIME I HEARD EVERMORE IN THE MOVIE I WAS STUNNED INTO SILENCE AND JUST DAN STEVENS AGAIN GRACING ME WITH SUCH RAW EMOTION AND TALENT. SIGH I JUST LOVE THAT WHOLE SEQUENCE, I WOULD HAVE LOVED IT EVEN MORE HAD I BEEN REALLY INTO THE SECOND TIME SEEING IT BUT ALAS THE PERSON BESIDE ME WAS LAUGHING AND I WAS JUST LIKE… RUDE. HONESTLY THOUGH THE PAIR OF PIPES DAN STEVENS HAS HE HAS SUCH A BEAUTFUL RANGE AND WHEN HE SINGS ANGELS DESCEND FROM HEAVEN, AND JUST THIS WHOLE FUCKING SONG GAVE ME THE LAARGEST EARGASM THE FIRST TIME I HEARD IT. LIKE HONESTLY GOD BLESS ALAN MUSICAL GENIEUS KING MENKEN
  • Honestly everyone is at war against whether Josh or Dan’s version is better and I just prefer Dan’s version so much. I found Josh Groban’s version too slow even though he sings like an angel too.  
  • tt.tt  THE MOB SONG and the castle staff going up in arms was always my fave in the 90s version. And it did not disappoint.

Bullet points are done I am heading into paragraph summarizing my thoughts on the last 30-40 minutes. BECAUSE THIS SHIT WAS UNREAL, and HARROWINGLY DARK. AND I LOVED THESE CHANGES FROM THE ORIGINAL.

THE WHOLE CASTLE TURRET CHASE SCENE WAS SO FUCKING GOOD I HAD MULTIPLE HEAR TATTACKSTHE FACT THEY SWITCHED UP THE HUNTING KNIFE AND REPLACED IT WITH A PISTOL that moment when the Beast gets shot oh god.

Like when Belle comes back and sees the Beast and he literally SHOUTS OUT HER NAME I am crying?? and deceased?? and then he gets shot 2 more times honestly this was equally amazing and heartbreakingly brutal.

And let me tell the whole concept of the castle actually breaking apart as the petals fall, that is just such a neat spin and I love it.


So like I said I found the twist with the curse fascinating because in the original the only thing it focused largely on was the Beast, Mrs Potts, Plumette, Lumiere , Cogsworth and FruFru. I LOVE THAT THE MOVIE CEMENTED AND ROUNDED ALL OF THE CASTLE STAFF AND GAVE THEM A LARGER SPOLIGHT THAN IN THE ORIGINAL LIKE THE CASTLE STAFF MAKES UP HALF OF THE CAST/CHARACTERS FOR THIS MOVIE. For the past week and a half people have said why was the inanimate scene so long and drawn out? Because the castle staff are the greatest and the only family the Beast has besides Belle that’s why… the end. Also I ship the hell out of Cadenza & Garderobe, Plumette and Lumiere AND MR AND MRS POTTS OMG.

THE WHOLE INANIMATION SEQUENCE HAD MY ENTIRE SOUL IN SHREADS, IVE ??? NEVER?? CRIED??? SO MUCH IN MY LIFE??? LIKE LUMIERE HOLDING PLUMETTE IN HIS ARMS AND SETTING HER DOWN GENTLY AND MRS POTTS NOT BEING ABLE TO GET TO CHIP AND CHIP ALMOST FUCKING BREAKING BUT THE COATHANGER CATCHING HIM THE LAST SECOND AS HIS SAUCER BREAKS?  CADENZA AND GADEROBE REUNITING AND HER TELLING HIM THAT HE IS BRAVE JUST BEFORE SHE FADES AWAY AND HIM BEGGING HER NOT TO LEAVE HIM?? I MEAN THAT IS THE TEXTBOOK DEFINIITION OF PURE AND UTTER DEVOTION RIGHT THERE FRIENDS.THE SADDEST THING ABOUT THEIR INANIMATION SCENE IS THE FACT THAT THEIR DOGGO FRU FRU BECOMES INANIMATE BETWEEN THEM. COGSWORTH AND LUMIERE SAYING GOODBYE. NEED I SAY MORE.

BUT THEN THE TRANSFORMATION SCENE HAPPENED AND I COULD NOT BREATHE I LOVEED HOW THEY FILMED THIS SCENE AND HOW EMMA AND DAN PLAYED THIS SCENE. NEVER IN MY LIFE WILL I LOVE ANYTHING AS MUCH AS I LOVE THIS SCENE.

Everyone is like “well why didn’t they say anything?”

I LOVED that HE DID NOT NEED TO SAY ‘BELLE, ITS ME?”

this iconic masterly filmed sequence only needed to be filmed with sheer BODY LANGUAGE, VISUAL EXPRESSIONS AND EMOTIONS COMING FROM BOTH DAN AND EMMA AND I JUST AM ASTOUNDED? EVERYTHING THEY FELT COULD BE SEEN BY THE AUDIENCE I FELT THAT SHIT DEEP IN MY SOUL AND IVE ANALYZED EVERYTHING LEADING UP TO THE KISS. FROM THEIR LOOKS OF DAZED WONDERMENT AFTER BEAST TURNS BACK INTO A HUMAN, AND HIS LITTLE HUFF OF RELIEF AFTER HE INTIALLY TURNS AROUND AND FACES EMMA, TO DAN’S HEAVY BREATHING, BELLE PLAYING WITH HIS HAIR AND HIM THREADING HIS FINGERS THROUGH HERS IN TURN? THE FACE TOUCH AS SHE IS LOOKING FOR ANY SIGN THAT THIS IS INFACT THAT GUY SHE LOVES?? (HONEST TO GOD THAT SHOT OF DAN HE IS ALREADY A BEAUTFUL GUY BUT HOLY HELL HE LOOKED SO GOOD IN THIS SCENE) THE CLOSE UP SHOT OF HIS EYES. HER RELIEVED LAUGH AND THE IMMENSE GENTLE CAUTION BETWEEN THEM JUST BEFORE THEY KISS AND THAT GIANT ASS INHALE DAN TAKES AS SOON AS THEY MAKE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONING THE FACT THAT ONCE THEY DO KISS HER HAND MOVES FROM HIS CHEST TO HIS WAIST.

THIS WHOLE SCENE IS LITERALLY THE LIVING EMBODIMENT OF THE PATRICK STEWART ACTING GIF

I LOVE THIS KISS SO MUCH HONESTLY ITS MY FAVOURITE DISNEY KISS.

The best was when they all became human again and reunited and were left with parting gifts from the curse. I laughed out loud when they showed Stanley Tucci with no teeth. 

UGH AND THE LAST SCENE WITH CADENZA BEING SO FUCKING HAPPY AND SMILING AS THE WIFEY IS SINGING again.

EMMA AND AUDRA singing the final number omg the whole coronation dance scene was everything. 

AND JUST THIS WHOLE MOVIE IS FABULOUS AND I NEEDED THE DVD TO BE RELEASED YESTERDAY.

Carew Castle, Wales

The present castle, which replaced an earlier stone keep, is constructed almost entirely from the local Carboniferous limestone, except for some of the Tudor architectural features such as window frames, which are made from imported Cotswold stone. Although originally a Norman stronghold the castle maintains a mixture of architectural styles as modifications were made to the structure over successive centuries.

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A Happy Ending

Nursey Week Day 6: Dreamer

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         Nursey sits on the floor of the living room, playing with Legos and trying to build the coolest castle there ever was. He considers two Legos thoughtfully, deciding eventually on a pink door over a green one.

         The castle, Nursey decides, belongs to a King and a Queen. They have a son, the Prince. The King and Queen work a lot, as kings and queens usually do, which leaves the Prince to his own devices much of the time. He wanders about the cool castle excitedly, ready to find a new secret passageway or a painting willing to have a conversation (because, in the cool castle, paintings can talk).

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Can we talk about Cadenza’s love for Garderobe, though?

It was funny when Cogsworth was all like “Maestro, keep it down, we don’t want to alert the master” because it allowed Cadenza to respond with a snarky remark (one that I actually found rather relatable, being a musician myself).  But imagine Cadenza’s internal response to Lumiere’s comment about how Garderobe is upstairs and she’s finding it harder and harder to stay awake, and then Cogsworth’s about playing quietly.

I imagine it was something like how dare you—she and I were separated that night; I haven’t gazed upon her in years and you want me to play quietly?  What do you know of my love for her?

And then later, after the festivities have finished, everyone notices that the maestro’s performances become louder and more beautiful than ever; sometimes fast and frantic, other times slow and full of longing, and it’s so painfully obvious that he misses her, that he wants to hear her sing again.  He inquires after her constantly, asking how she’s doing, is she all right, I wonder if she can hear me

Sometimes he leaves the ballroom in the middle of the night; he’s trying to see if he can find a way up to the East Wing just to listen for her, hear the arias she sometimes makes up to pass the time, even if he only catches fragments, ostinatos, capriccios.  It doesn’t matter what she sings; every time he hears her voice he’s in heaven, the curse is nonexistent, and his urge to play back, to answer her…it’s second nature.

But he can’t reach her just as much as she can’t reach him; the castle has fallen apart over the years, and the only way to the East Wing is across the rooftops, a path that he, in his cursed form, can’t traverse, though he had to be stopped by the servants several times because he tried, he really did, and it breaks his heart to hear that she’s struggling to stay with the world.

But fate—or rather, magic—is not smiling on them, and has not been for these torturous years.  All the maestro can do is try to encourage Belle to fall in love with the prince; for the sooner they fall in love, the sooner the spell would be broken, and he and his dear one will be able to embrace each other once again.

“…another petal has fallen,” Hanamaki says, as something crashes overhead.

“…we’re becoming less and less human, as the castle falls apart,” Matsukawa adds, stepping up beside his friend.

Oikawa glances between them, then up the staircase towards the West Wing.

“…why?” he asks. “He’s- I mean, he’s a brute, but… he’s not evil. He doesn’t deserve this. This curse.”

The two of them exchange a glance before Hanamaki clears his throat. “Well… it’s not our story to tell.”

Before Oikawa can ask anything more, there is a roar overhead, one that fades into-

…it sounds like a human scream.

Oikawa’s eyes widen. “What’s that?!”

Matsukawa and Hanamaki are looking down, heavy with what seems like grief.

“…that’s the Master.”

Hanamaki nods gravely. “Happens every time. It’s… part of the curse.”

“Yeah, the cruelest.”

Oikawa stares, flinching as another yell echoes through the empty halls.

“He has to go through a painful transformation every time a petal falls,” Hanamaki says. “To remind him what he’s lost.”

“…oh,” Oikawa says quietly. His gaze loses focus as he falls into thought. What kind of curse is this?


Based on @jeannetteleven‘s Beauty and the Beast AU!

He´s the kind of man who hurts people. Not like you, but… he damages them. Breaks them.
- Sorry, is that supposed to mean something? -
So those are the people that you get out of your life.
- Is that right? Look, I might generally be considered out of my skull, so this might not mean much, but this could be the craziest, most batshit thing I´ve ever heard in my life. People that can hurt you, the ones that can really hurt you, are the ones that are close enough to do it. People that can get inside you and… and… and tear you apart, and make you feel like you´re never gonna recover. -
—  Daredevil 2x11 ( Karen Page and Frank Castle )
A China Rose: Chapter 6

Originally posted by theweirwoodswhisper

Summary: Y/N was once an employee at Prince Adams castle along with being his childhood friend but she doesn’t remember. Caught up in the curse, she ends up in Villeneuve where she stands out. But circumstances arrive and she somehow returns to the place she once called home, and a beast she once thought a friend.
A multi-chapter fanfiction. MASTERLIST

Author’s Note: So chapter 6 is here. You’ll notice that I have made a Masterlist for the series, to make life easier. So far despite exams I’ve remained on schedule, so hopefully I will continue to upload on time. I’m excited for the next couple of chapters. It’s beast and staff time at last. As always tags and requests are open. Plus a heads up, if you change your username, please tell me so I can still continue to tag you. Hope you enjoy this chapter!

Chapter 6: Once the Door Closes
The first thing you felt was that although you were cold, there was no snow where you laid. Instead, all you could feel was a smooth, hard surface beneath your body. Your head was throbbing and as you forced your eyes open, you realised that your vision was slightly blurry. Laying still on your front you waited for the pain in your head to subside before you decided to push yourself up in a seated position. As you slowly sat up, the world around you became less blurry and spun less. When your eyes finally focused, you realised immediately that you were no longer outside. Phillipe was gone, as was the rose you picked. You were in a small circular space. A stool was mere inches away from your face and by your feet was a pile of straw, coupled with a woollen blanket and copper jug. Your bag was on the opposite side of the space, next to a red wax candle. To your left was a large gap in the dark stone wall, a makeshift window. Scooting slowly over to the hole, you went to look outside to see where in the castle you were, if you were still in the castle at all. You looked out and let a small yelp escape your lips as you scooted back towards the centre of the room.
The other side of the gap was a sheer drop into the depths of the castle. Clearly you were in a tower of some sort as when you looked down there was just darkness suggesting the fall was almost never ending. Panicking at the imminent death to you left you turned to your right to try and get as far away as possible. Scooting backwards, you yelped when your back crashed into something solid behind you. Wincing from pain you slowly turned around to see that iron bars (placed in a cross pattern) were the cause of your suffering. You stood up and looked through the bars to see a small pathway that descended down a staircase to the right.
It hit you like a rock. You were in a cell. A very high cell. A very lonely and cold cell. You were a prisoner. You couldn’t help but tear up. You left Villeneuve to be free from all the gossip, the judgement and here you were a prisoner once again. Not free at all. You wiped away tears not wanting to let anyone see you cry, despite the fact that the entire castle was abandoned apart from you and whoever placed you here. You looked through the bars to the left to see a rather large lever. You presumed, but more realistically hoped, that it was the lever that would release you from this hell. You approached the lever with caution just in case it set off an alarm, but you highly doubted that an abandoned castle would have that good security. Putting your hand through the bars you tried as hard as you could to reach the lever. After a lot of sweating, you reached it. You twisted your body in ways you never imagined you could get into, trying to pull the lever down. After several minutes you accepted that you were stuck. As much as you liked to believe you could jump out of the ‘death hole’ (as you were now calling the hole in the wall) you knew that that meant only certain death, something you were not ready for. You stood staring out past the iron bars, just looking at the different shadows that were being created by the flickering candlelight. It was when you were staring that you noticed that one of the shadows was textured and was moving. Someone was there. Your captor maybe?
“Who’s there?” You let slip out of your mouth before you could even stop yourself. You were met with silence. The longer you stared, the more certain you were that someone or something was standing amongst the shadows. You wanted to scream at them for locking you up in a cell.
“I said who’s there!” You yelled, “Who are you?”
There was a slight pause before a deep, harsh, loud voice echoed around the tower.
“I am the master of this castle.”
You seethed with anger. You had done everything to be a polite and proper house guest, trying to thank the person who provided you with the hospitality and this is how they treat you. You fumed and refused to let your emotions to be hidden any longer.
“Release me!” You demanded, your voice shaking from both anger and fear.
“No. You are a thief!” The mysterious voice answered back, anger creeping into their own voice.
“Liar!” You retaliated. You hadn’t stolen anything. You had left all of the valuable objects (which was most of the objects you came across in the rooms you visited) where they were and had only eaten the food that was provided to you.
“You stole a rose!” The voice roared back. You stood there in shock for a few brief moments. This is what you get from picking a flower. This was ridiculous. Is this really what you get for picking a flower? It was barbaric.
“You can’t keep me here!”
“Yes, I can. You begged for me not to hurt you, that you’d do anything. You are now my prisoner.” The voiced said icily, almost as if it were taunting you. You internally slapped yourself at your stupidity. You had always read in books that begging, saying that you’d do anything, for something always ended up going south. How could you have been so stupid? Now this stranger thought that he could keep you in this cell forever. This was wrong.
“A life sentence for a rose!” You exclaimed, hoping that your anger was clear. This was ridiculous. It was simply a flower. A small piece of this stranger’s large and exquisite garden. One rose shouldn’t matter or was this voice so cold hearted and self-absorbed that if anything of theirs was taken, even if it were only the dust that caught onto your clothes, then they’d lock the supposed perpetrator up for all time. You would have let out a long list of insulting words to the mysterious voice but it beat you to it. There was a large animalistic roar that echoed throughout the tower that originated from amongst the shadows and it made every bone in your body rattle.
“I received eternal damnation for one!” the voice bellowed at you. You saw a large figure amongst the shadows move closer to the door yet it still stayed hidden enough so that you couldn’t see its face. “I’m merely locking you away.” the voice stated, distracted as if focusing on a distant memory and not the present.
You wanted to scream. To tear the bars out of the wall and make your true feelings known to this person, this monster.
“Let me out!” You said as you banged on the iron bars.
“No!” the voice said, “You are my prisoner!” You noticed that the figure amongst the shadows was moving closer to you but remained anonymous, as faceless as the darkness surrounding it.
You wanted to retaliate to the voice’s words but you knew deep down that it would lead nowhere. If you kept on arguing with this person, you’d be stuck in a loop for a long time, as they seemed as argumentative and bull-headed as you were. If you were to be a prisoner so be it. You were to play your part till you figured out a way to escape. With your tools you were certain you could figure out something. However, if you were to stay here, you wanted to see your captors face. That way you knew who to punch when you managed to free yourself. You saw how they hovered in the shadows; you needed them to come into the candlelight.
You looked at the figure questioningly. You could make out how tall they were (which was very tall), but apart from that you couldn’t figure out a single thing about them.
“Come into the light.” You said but much gentler than your previous tone of voice.
The figure stood frozen and you could tell that it was contemplating running from where they stood. No sir. That was not about to happen. You were going to see their face. You grabbed the candle that was by your feet to your left. You forced your arm through the bars, shoving the candle where you presumed the persons face was. You almost dropped your candle and you let out a small audible gasp. Before you stood a beast. There was no other way of putting it. From what you could see it was completely covered from head to toe in fur. Brown, bushy, fur. It had two curled horns protruding from its head and due to the scowl on its face you could see fangs that were worn and slightly yellow. You stared at it and felt unsettled but it wasn’t the fur, fangs or horns that made you feel so. It was the eyes. They were sky blue and looked eerily like a humans except they contained so much pain and anger that you glossed over that small detail. The beast’s eyes bore into you and the longer you stared the more nervous you felt. Before you could stare any longer, it took one of its big paws with claws and pushed your hand back through the bars so that you could only just make out its features.
“You stay on that side.” the beast said, its voice deep and condescending. “This door is closed, and that is how it is to remain.” He scowled as he said it. He turned, rather dramatically in your opinion, to head down the stairs away from you forever. You wanted to grab onto him and make him stay. No matter what a monster he was you didn’t want to be alone. You internally scolded yourself for such a brash and stupid thought, but you couldn’t stop yourself from letting out a small whelp. The beast didn’t hear your final plea as he had already descended the stairs and was passing through a lower doorway. You were left staring out between the bars of your cell, your new home. Alone and cold, just like how you woke up only a few brief minutes before.
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You had sat on the floor by the cell door for the past hour, trying desperately to find a tool that could undo any of the bolts holding the cell bars down. Unfortunately you had had no success. You now were slumped on the pile of straw, tools back in their box and the box in question in your bag. You had pulled the blanket provided around your shoulders for warmth but it was highly ineffective. With your head in your knees you had let yourself weep slightly at your predicament. Suddenly you heard a clang from outside your cell. Looking up, you could see candlelight and a shadow of a person who seemed to be quite tall and intimidating. Then a creak was heard and the iron bars that had given you so much grief swung open. You knew that this was the perfect time to pick up your bag and run, but all your instincts were telling you to stay away from the creepy door.
“Forgive my intrusion mademoiselle,” a voice said as the door finished moving. You wondered who the voice could belong to. You knew it wasn’t the beast’s, as this voice was too high, too welcoming, too French. Not wanting to take any chances, seeing as for all you knew this could have been another monster, you grabbed the stool that was by your side and raised it like a bat ready for an imminent attack. “But the master has sent me to escort you to your room.” The voice continued.
Your brows furrowed. The beast, who you presumed was the master, had made it quite clear to you that this was where you were to remain.
“My room?” You questioned, “But I thought…..” You were cut off by the voice.
“What!” The voice exclaimed, as you started to edge towards the cell door, stool still raised. “You thought that ONCE THIS DOOR CLOSES IT WILL NEVER OPEN AGAIN!” The voice does a very bad but slightly amusing mockery of the beast’s voice whilst also doing a mini roar as well. You were at the door by this point. You looked down the corridor to see no one there. “I know he can be so dramatic!” The voice said once more. Above. That’s where it was coming from. You slowly looked up to find yourself face to face with the candelabra (that disappeared from the table along with the mantle clock) hanging from the lever that opened the door. You looked at it before it did a small wave and gave you a pleasant “Allo!”
You screamed in such fright and shock that it sent the candelabra to the ground. It tried to say something else but you were having none of it. You brought down the stool upon the candelabra’s head and the stool smashed into several pieces whilst also flattening the weird device in front of you. It did little to affect the golden oddity as almost immediately it relighted its wicks and was standing up once more.
“Wow, you are very strong! A great quality!” The candelabra talked. How?
“What are you?” You demanded whilst trying to comprehend how a candelabra could be alive.
“What am I?” The candelabra echoed as it looked up to you. “Why, I am Lumière!”
The candelabra had a name. This day was getting weirder and weirder, maybe due to your lack of sleep. A castle, a beast and now a talking candlestick. Great, you were going mad.
“And you can talk?” You enquired as you continued to stare at the candelabra called Lumière. He was about to open his mouth to answer when a third voice, slightly deeper and more polished, joined the conversation.
“Well of course he can talk. It’s all he ever does.”
You turn to see the mantle clock from before hopping up the last step. He ignores you and waddles straight over to Lumière. He clearly was going on a tirade and you took this time to edge back into the cell to pick up something to hit the clock with. You emerged from cell with the copper jug in your hands and raised above your head. Before you were about to bring the jug crashing down on the clock Lumière placed up a golden arm and exclaimed, “Un moment, mademoiselle!” He turned back to the clock, and you lowered your make shift weapon. Staring at two lively, lifeless objects argue was surreal. Lumière turned round, his bickering with the clock now finished.
“Ready miss?” He asks and you can only nod in agreement as he begins to head up the stairs instead of down. You grab your bag quickly before heading tentatively up the stairs behind the two household objects.
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You had learned that the clock’s name was Cogsworth and that household objects had a hard time climbing stairs. You had carried them up them and now Cogsworth was at your feet whilst Lumière was still gripped tightly in your hands. So far you had seen zero safe ways to escape and as you walked over the roof on a walkway you now realised how extensive the grounds and the woods were. The sun was shining and from its position you guessed that it was about afternoon. That meant you’d been unconscious for at least half a day. You were about to spiral into a thought and most likely never escape from it, when Lumière snatched the attention away from the grounds.
“You must forgive first impressions,” he said earnestly, “I hope you are not too startled.” You scoffed slightly.
“Startled? How could I be startled? I’m talking to a candle.” You pointed out.
“Candelabra!” He emphasised, “Please, there is an enormous difference.” He clearly sensed your uneasiness and instead decided to turn to usual hospitality tropes. “We do hope you enjoy your stay here. After all this is your home now, you may go anywhere you like…”
“Except the West Wing!” Cogsworth exclaimed. Lumière clearly didn’t like what he just said as he was shaking his head vigorously. Your curiosity, however, was now peaked.
“Why? What’s in the west wing?”
“Oh nothing. Doesn’t even exist.” The clock said trying to cover his blunder. Lumière was the one who saved him.
“It is just storage space.” He said but his voice no longer flamboyant but instead nervous. You raised an eyebrow, not for a second buying the explanation given to you. You were about to enquire further when Lumière once again interrupted.
“This way please to the East Wing,” He gestured dramatically ahead, “Or as I like to call it, the only wing!” He joked hoping that you would forget about them even mentioning a West Wing at all. You had other plans. You were determined to remember this piece of information because if you couldn’t escape, you were certain that you were going to get in that wing. No matter what.

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