the castle apartments

Tomorrow

more completely beautiful and yet slightly angsty Keith centered team goodness.  I love the way they all have their own ways of watching over each other.  Here we go, gang!  Enjoy what Writer Nonnie left for us today!


((*sees fanmail* BLEEESSSSS!!!! Here’s Day 4! I kinda rushed the ending and it’s a little shorter but take it!))

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The feats of Voltron were amazing. What once was a mere empty story of hope forgotten by time became a living legend once more, returning to liberate the universe of the clutches of the Galra, who were once on the same side of Voltron under their emperor Zarkon.

But history would not fall into darkness again. That’s what they were putting all their effort into, what they were risking their lives for. No matter how hard the enemy hits, or how impossible the situation becomes, the new Paladins were going to make things right, be it through diplomatic peace talks or crushing robeasts under their feet. That was their duty. They would be fighting Galra for most of the forseeable future, no matter how long that would take.

That’s why he trained with the gladiator when he could. Why he insisted that nothing bad would ever happen to Shiro that would render him unable to pilot the Black Lion. Failure was not an option. It meant that lives that could have been saved would be snuffed out, like a single candle in a dark room with a carelessly opened window.

Another round, another win. That would make fifteen rounds and it wasn’t even noon. He turned to grab his jacket, jumping into a fighting stance when he saw something hovering above his stuff. It was Ryou, holding a plate of sandwiches and some juice boxes. His face had froze into a wide eyed, tomato red look of surprise.

“Yo!” Ryou raised a hand, his knuckles most likely white from how hard he was gripping the plate and lips straining into a tight smile.

Keith’s shoulder dropped as he sighed. “Yo.” He put his bayard down, grabbing a sandwich, paying only a single thought to the fact that it was actually two sandwiches with the crusts removed and cut into quarters. “Trying to put your ninja phase to good use huh?”

“I have yet master Talk No Jutsu,” Ryou, with shoulders slumped in defeat, held the plate properly as they sat.

“Nah you got that down. I’m starting to think inspirational speeches are a Shirogane thing,” Keith gently nudged Ryou’s side.

“If only convincing a Galra to not be murder happy was as easy as killing them,” Ryou smiled and shrugged.

Keith stared at him with wide eyes. “Dude…”

“What?” Ryou seemed genuinely confused.

With a shake of his head, Keith went back to eating.

After being regaled with a tale of how Drunk Ryou once tamed a wild bear with peach jam, Sober Ryou had to go back to work. Keith was convinced that he was still taking apart the Castle panel by panel and putting it back together before Coran noticed and was somehow fixing it in the process.

And if Ryou was still finding new things about the Castle in a week, a month, or even years down the line, then all the more happiness to him. Every higher power knows he needed some wins. It hurt to watch him slowly descend into a rabbit hole of grief, even more so when he learned that by disappearing on the anniversary of Shiro’s disappearance, Keith had unwillingly made it worse.

Keith shook his head again. The past was the past, he couldn’t change it. What he did today would determing tomorrow, and tomorrow would determine the day after that, and so on and so forth. He needed to be there. He needed to put every effort into putting an end to the Galra’s conquest.

The Castle was home. Its people were family. Keith would protect that family and make sure his family had their home at the end of the day.

He woke up in the middle of the night. Another nightmare of being Zarkon’s pawn. One where he had to….

Keith slapped his cheeks. He would never hurt Shiro. Never. He would rather die than hurt his family.

Another round, another win. It cleared his head, had the benefit of extra practice, and no one could bother him in the dead of night. Red growled at him, telling him to go sleep. Even if he did leave, he couldn’t sleep. He figured the next round would tire him out, or the one after that, or the one after that. He was, in fact, tired but not tired enough to go to sleep. Hoping to rest his body for a short while, Keith sat with his back against the wall.

He woke up in his bed to Lance trying to paint his toenails.

“Keith!” Lance fumbled with the little glass containers. “You’re awake!”

Pulling his feet away from Lance, Keith raised one eyebrow suspiciously. “What were you doing?”

“Okay in my defense, Ryou has no business being that good at DDR,” Lance scowled. “Plus, he wants you to join our spa days. He says you need it.”

Of course Ryou was behind this. “No.”

“Oh come on! You said you would if I didn’t call you Super Dog!” Lance threw his hands up.

“No, I said I wouldn’t call them stupid. I never said anything about participating,” Keith got out of bed, putting on his socks and shoes before Lance could bewitch him into doing it.

“Ugh fine,” Lance grabbed all his mobile beauty supplies and packed them neatly into a little blue bag. “Hey dude, you sleepin’ okay? Coran nearly threw out his back carrying you to bed. What you doing in the training deck?”

“Training.”

“In the middle of the night?”

“I couldn’t sleep,” Keith shrugged.

“Okay it’s official, you’re a Shirogane.” Lance sighed.

Keith wanted to be angry. He wanted to make some snappy comeback. But then again, Lance was not entirely wrong.

“Hey,” Lance put a hand on Keith’s shoulder, “if you need someone to talk to, I’m here for you.”

“I’m fine, really, just worried.” Keith froze as Lance pulled him into a hug for all of three seconds, holding him tightly and patting his shoulder when he pulled away.

“We’ve been through a lot, it’s okay to talk about it,” Lance smiled softly, letting go of Keith, somewhat hesitant. “Coran said training’s going to be extra hard from here on out. If anything happens-”

“Lance.” It was Keith’s turn to give the assuring shoulder holds. “Nothing bad is going to happen to any of us. We’re going to get through this.”

If Keith had to kill any Galra in their way himself, then so be it. They were far from their goal, and every day, it seemed to get farther away, but they will still try. One planet today, a whole solar system tomorrow, as long as they didn’t stop, it didn’t matter.

Tomorrow is a day closer to victory.

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

4

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.

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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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Lying, Cheating, & (Almost) Death.

Requested by five anons

Summary: Batmom(Reader) and Bruce fight, after Batmom storms out they gets kidnapped by a villain.

Warning(s): Cheating, Abuse, Kidnapping, ANGST

Out of all ways to find out, you find out through Superman?! Clark of course felt he had to tell you and you couldn’t tell if that was good or bad. He came to you, under the guise of an interview, but after the “interview” finished, he sighed heavily, making you raise an eyebrow in confusion. You didn’t think it went that badly. And then the bomb dropped.

Blue eyes looked up at you with sadness as he spoke, “(Y/N)…” He paused, “I was in Gotham last night… You need to know, I saw Bruce with Catwoman …”

Your gut dropped, but your mind begged to stay naïve. “She was plotting to rob the museum, so naturally, yes.”

“No,” He shook his head, “He was with her. Actively with her. Extremely active.”

“Okay, Clark, I get it,” You snapped at him unintentionally, anger boiling up, “I… I have to go…” You trailed off, standing up and walking swiftly out.

The front door to the mansion swung open fast and hard, despite it’s weight as you set your destination straight for the batcave. That’s where you found yourself now, standing in front the brooding figure tinkering with the batbelt. Hearing your footsteps he looked up, a slight smile seeing you were home before it diminished at your expression.

“What’s wrong?” He questioned sternly, afraid something happened that would require his alter ego.

“I talked with Clark today,” Bruce cocked an eyebrow at you before you continued, “So you and Selina are a thing now?” The question was sarcastic and debatably rhetorical, it was obvious to Bruce that you already knew.

“You weren’t supposed to find out,” He stated simply with a sigh, as if he was planning a surprise party instead of cheating on you.

You scoffed and looked at him like he was a joke. “So you did get with her?”

“Yes,” The plain answer angered you even more, “I didn’t mean to…”

“I know first hand how hard it is to get you out of those pants, and you want me to believe you screwing your target on a rooftop was an ‘accident’?”

Bruce shook his head and stood straight, his voice gruff, “I didn’t mean for it to continue as long as it did.”

Your mouth hung open while he admitted that it wasn’t just a one time fling. Shaking your head back at him in disbelief, you turned around and headed for the stairs, not allowing yourself to say anything else to him.

Bruce was the most distraught you’d ever seen when he forced himself to admit to you he slept with Talia. The guilt and regret on his face was obvious then, he gave into his impulses, let his guard down, and he hated it. You couldn’t tell if he was more upset over letting himself get drugged or sleeping with her, but the remorse was there and it pained you to see him tear himself up over it.

This time was so much different. He consciously decided to go through with sleeping with Selina multiple times and now he didn’t show the slightest look of guilt. You couldn’t stay there, couldn’t sleep in that bed next to him knowing that he was intimate with you all while he was putting on his suit, making you worry, making the boys pick up his slack, when in actuality he was getting his rocks off.

In no time you had what you needed, your favorite clothes, your most beloved possessions, and your toothbrush of course. With your head high you rolled the suitcase behind you, the backpack was slung over your shoulder. Your cheeks were bright red with rage still, not having been able to calm yourself.

As you were approaching the entrance to the kitchen when Dick whizzed out before slamming on his breaks in front of you. He glanced at the suitcase and looked at you puzzled. “Mom, where ya going?”

You squinted your eyes and leaned up towards him, pointing a finger at him. “Did you know Bruce was sleeping with Selina?!”

Dick’s eyes went wide before he looked towards the ground, giving you your answer. You shook your head, just as you did to Bruce, before stepping around him and continuing towards the garage. The car you took was your own, registered in your name so you would have no ties to Bruce.

In the week that you had been gone, you found a cute apartment, out of the press’s eyes thankfully. It was odd, of course, you had grown so accustomed to living in practically a castle. That, and the apartment was so quiet. Though only three out of your six legally-adopted kids lived with you, there was always something going on and you slightly missed the noise.

No one came to see you. Not one of your children, adopted or metaphorical, visited you in that time and that, you were sure, was the absolute worst part. Work made you glad you refuted Bruce’s offer for you to work at WE with him and it got your mind off things quite a bit. Today was like all the others at work - busy, slightly stressful, and no one cared about your personal life.

When lunch time rolled around you sighed in relief as you took your break. The walk to your car was typical, same thing, different day, your shoes making slight noise against the pavement. Just as you were reaching your car, arms wrapped around your torso, a hand digging into your scalp to grab your hair. You were about to turn around or fight back when the cool metal of a gun pressed against your temple.

“Don’t move and we’ll make this niceee and eassy, alright baby?” The voice was deep, gruff, and had a thick Jersey accent.

The man ran the gun down your face almost teasingly, playing into their game you froze up, not moving a muscle, trying to figure out what they were getting at. Money? Newspaper Headline? It didn’t matter, before you could persuade him to let you go, his arm tightened around your neck. Suddenly the world went black as your perpetrator pistol whipped you, knocking you unconscious.

A groan slipped from your lips as you fought to regain consciousness. Your eyes opened and closed quickly, the light blinding you immediately. Trying to move proved fruitless and when you were finally able to open your eyes you saw that your arms were secured to the arms of a medical chair. You struggled, testing the restraints before a laugh caused your head to snap up, making you squint while your eyes still adjusted and focused.

“So, you’re the one Mr. Suave and Rich picked? Where’d he get you from? The trash of the circus show?” The female sat across from you in a chair that looked like a throne, dressed in a deep orange dress.

Finally, your eyes adjusted, forcing you to notice the rest of the orange hues surrounding you.She must really like orange. Your eyes scanned the room and you noticed it was an old dinner theatre of some sort. The big room was dusty, run-down, and you knew that you’d be sneezing in no time. Silently you scoffed to yourself, here you were, kidnapped, tied to a medical chair of all things, no one knew where you were, and you were worried about your damn allergies.

That’s when it hit you - no one knew where you were. Bruce or the kids weren’t going to find you missing. Work might call the police after a month, but then yet, they’ll just think you jetted off with Bruce again. Your landlord will call after three months, but only because you haven’t paid rent and by then, you’ll be dead. All you could do was pray that one of the kids would find your apartment in order to talk to you, finding you missing.

The woman’s voice pulled you from your thoughts, “What makes you soo special, huh?” Her face pulled into a grin as she stood up and sauntered over to in front of you.

“How long have I been here?” You retorted gently, genuinely curious and needed her to answer at least that question of yours.

The grin widened and she twirled a gun around in her hands. “Oh a couple weeks, to tell the truth we didn’t think you were gonna wake up. I got a little disappointed.”

“What do you want?” You growled lowly, once again pulling on your restraints.

She leaned over you, her hands resting on the arm of the chair you were tied to. “I want you out of my way.” She pulled back, standing tall before raising her hand, slapping you, and letting out a pleasured laugh.

Great, she was one of the ones that got off on pain. “Out of the way of what?”

“My husband and I,” She spat the words out at you as if you were supposed to have recognized her.

“Who’s… Who’s your husband?” You questioned further, trying to talk her to calm her down.

But it didn’t work, your question sent her off the deep end instead. She scoffed at you and grabbed your chin roughly in her hand, forcing your head to look to your left. There in the distance was a shrine, in simple terms, focusing solely on your husband. Her heels clicked against the floor as she pushed the chair you were in over closer to the candle lit memorial. Bruce’s face was plastered all over the wall, some pictures had you in them, but you were x’d out rather violently and replaced with a picture of the woman who held you captive.

Why couldn’t criminals in Gotham just be normal for once?

“Isn’t he gorgeous?” She asked with affection, stroking the cheek of the Bruce bust in the center of the shrine.

Raising an eyebrow, you looked at her quizzically, was she serious? Of course you thought he was good looking, you were the one banging him after all. But you weren’t the only one, remembering his infidelity your eyes narrowed. “You can have him.”

Her head whipped around to look at you. “Have him? Have him? You’re giving up a God just like that?” She scoffed and laughed manically, “You’re even more of a coward than I thought. How dare you waste his time?!”

With that, she began to punch you, swinging at you relentlessly, each of her fists meeting your skin over and over again. At first, her aim was your abdomen but as her initial rage subsided and her sadistic nature came out, she aimed for your face. After she was finished punching you she stood up, a smile on her face again. She said nothing as she reached for the gun she had set down and aimed it at you.

Your heart rate sped up, hoping she’d just pull the trigger and not let you think of all the things you regretted in your life, but she didn’t. Instead, she lowered the gun and shot your thigh. The restraints kept you from flinching but the pain made you cry out and struggle against the ropes. The burning in your thigh spread throughout your entire leg and when you looked down, your lap was already soaked in blood.

Before you could cuss her out, or do anything really, you were freed of the restraints and being hauled off to the basement. The lights were horribly fluorescent and it reeked of mildew. Her henchmen tossed you into a room and closed the thick, steel door. You tried desperately to get up, but your leg wound prohibited you from doing so as it continued to bleed out. Ripping off a part of your shirt you pressed it to the bullet hole, trying to stop the bleeding.

It didn’t take long for you to realize the blood wasn’t clotting and as you buried your face in your blood stained hands, you couldn’t hold the tears back any longer. Sobbing hard you thought of everything you loved in life, your job, your children - just the though of them made you sob harder.You watched them try and recover from, in most cases, their own parents’ deaths, their siblings’ deaths, and Bruce’s as well, you didn’t want to make them try to cope with yours.

Even Bruce crossed your mind, regardless of what he did you loved him, for what he did, for what he stood for, for who he really was. As your consciousness began to fade and the tears just wouldn’t come anymore, you mumbled a soft, “I forgive you,” to wherever Bruce may have bee at the moment before you let your eyes permanently close…


“(Y/N)?!” Hands gripped at your shoulders, trying to shake you awake and you only groaned in response.

Batman sighed and closed his eyes in relief for a moment. When he opened them back up he tried not to let your mangled, blood soaked, bruise covered body get to him. Of course he’s seen worse in his line of duty but seeing it on you - it just wasn’t supposed to happen. Gingerly he lifted your form into his own, stepping past the tied up bodies on his way to the car.

When you woke up it was another bright light shining in your face, but this time ten familiar faces surrounded you, eyes wide as they watched you wake up. Immediately smiles spread across each and every one, some small, some ear to ear, some even with tears in their eyes. Bruce was closest to you, sitting at your right side, holding your hand. Gently you rolled your head to look at him, his eyes filled with that same sorrow and guilt when he confessed about Talia.

Why is it that it always took some near-death or actual death experience for him to regret something or admit he messed up?

“How long was I out?” To tell the truth you were quite sick of having to ask that question but nonetheless, you needed to know and figured it’d be a good place to start talking to him while the rest of the family got the hint and slowly filed out of the room.

“About a half hour.” Simple. To the point. As usual. But this time, even if just slightly, his voice faltered and you knew, he did feel guilty.

“I forgive you,” You stated frankly, knowing the both of you would have to work past it, much, much more, but you couldn’t stand him going out and fighting with a preoccupied mind.

“You shouldn’t.” Bruce looked to the floor, his hands still grabbed completely around yours.

“I know.” A smug grin spread across your face before immense pain set in and you dropped the grin, “Ow.”

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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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anonymous asked:

how would the paladins react to their S/O waking up crying and panicking from a traumatic nightmare?

a/n: hey! thanks for requesting, i hope i didn’t disappoint!


shiro

  • worried spacedad would definitely kick into gear
    • he would bring anything and everything he can think of to help soothe you because he knows what it’s like having traumatic nightmares
    • you don’t need 10 more pillows? well shiro thinks you do
  • he’d offer to stay up with you and cuddle you until you fall back to sleep
    • even if you say no he’ll still do it regardless
  • get ready for the best cuddles of your life
    • his strong arms would wrap themselves tightly around you so they can secure you against his chest
    • he may even hum to hopefully lull you back to sleep
    • his deep, soothing voice is to die for
  • he’d gladly stay up and talk with you if you weren’t comfortable going back to sleep and if you barely even mention wanting to sleep but being too afraid to, he’d find a solution
    • even if he has to tear the castle apart he’s going to make sure you can go back to sleep!!

keith

  • keith would start out defensive, worrying that someone actually came in and harmed you
    • this means he’d hop up, grab his knife and be in attack!mode
  • your emotions are his emotions so when he sees you crying after he’s done trying to kill the air, he’s actually very upset and is scrambling to help
  • his questions may talk themselves into a circle but he’s just really trying to make sure that you’re okay
  • forehead kisses for days
    • why can’t he stop kissing you and your tears? who knows.
    • maybe it’s his first instinct when wanting to help you
    • he really hates seeing you cry so he just hopes that his kisses will work
  • kisses come with cuddles in keith’s world but most likely if you were sitting up when he got to you, expect to have some nice sitting up cuddles
    • he’d pull you onto his lap and allow you to rest your head on his shoulder as he rested his own against yours
  • like shiro, he’s experienced traumatic dreams before so he sources how to comfort you from what how he would have liked to be comforted
    • but you two aren’t the same people so his gestures would be gentle before growing stronger

hunk

  • depending if you would allow it, hunk would definitely cuddle the shit out of you
  • i think he’d use his actions to help comfort you
    • he’d use words as well, of course, but they’d mainly be sweet nothings since he isn’t sure exactly what to say in order to help out
  • hunk’s cuddles can seemingly heal anything so they’re like his secret weapon
    • he’s very warm and plus the blankets that he keeps on his bed, you’re golden
    • both of his arms are very strong, even while he’s tired or even sleeping he can still hold you tightly
  • i don’t think he’d speak too much though, like i said above he’d say small things

lance

  • first off he’d be very startled and jumbled when he first woke up so he wouldn’t easily grasp what’s happening and like keith, he’d probably assume someone made you cry
  • would be very worried but would be the least capable of all of the paladins in the comforting department
  • however, out of all of the paladins he’d be the most alarmed and would immediately begin to question you
    • “are you okay, baby?”
    • “do you need anything?”
    • “has this happened before?”
    • he just wants to understand everything that you’re going through
  • after you two went to sleep, he’d check on you again in the morning when you two woke up

pidge

  • she would use her words in order to help comfort you
    • this would be a lot of reassurance that it was just a dream and that she’s with you, as well as the other paladins
  • she’d be very interested in your dream though and whether it’s reoccurring or if it’s stemming from something that actually happened
    • here comes psychologist!pidge to try and talk things out with you if possible
    • if you don’t want to, she’d still be fine but a little defeated
  • regardless she’d be very understanding but her worry would last until you finally got back to sleep
  • the cuddles would come later, more specifically when you’re trying to go back to sleep
    • even if you want to stay up expect cuddles, she just wants to make sure you feel better
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.