Things I loved about Beauty and the Beast (spoilers obvs)
I have to say that, being a huge fan of the original , I was very sceptical about this live action version. But it completely won me over. I’ve seen it twice (once in IMAX which I definitely recommend) and I’ve been listening to the soundtrack on repeat for 3 days. The movie was an absolute delight and I wanted to highlight my favourite bits :)
The fact that the Prince is an adult (and no mention of how long ago he was cursed)
The memory charm!
The group scenes with real crowds (I get really annoyed when movies have street scenes etc. with only 4 people in them)
The priest giving her the books (makes much more sense than having a bookstore in that village)
Belle the tinkerer/inventor
Belle teaching the little girl how to read
Cadenza playing a bit of Be Our Guest when Maurice arrives in the castle (reminded me that the song was originally going to be for him)
Maurice stealing a rose
The entire Gaston song, but specifically:
LeFou paying the people to participate and sing along (Gaston is not blindly adored by all the townspeople)
The clapping/instrumental bridge
‘And his name’s G-A-S-T’ which was in the soundtrack for the original but cut for the movie so I was super happy to see it was included
The castle crumbling and the servants going through changes every time a petal falls (I remember that last bit was in the Broadway musical too)
Mrs Potts being understanding of Belle’s escaping
Belle not eating a thing during Be Our Guest ^^
The Beast reacting to Romeo and Juliette and also the King Arthur bit
Belle’s reaction to the library
The magical book literally lets her travel as a reference to her ‘travelling’ with the books she used to read at home (I only realised this two days after I saw the film…)
The Beast in make-up
Why is she running away in her yellow dress surely it’s not very practical oh wait it’s so he can see her in the distance as he sings Evermore (my heart!)
Speaking of, Evermore was so dramatic™ I loved it
Stanley’s reaction to being wardrobed
The servants changing back (and the heart attack I almost had with Chip)
The way the castle changed as the rising sun hit the different sections (I miss the glitter magic but this worked nicely)
The beard line (again, almost made it in the original so a nice touch to have it here)
The village being called Villeneuve (reference to Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve who wrote the original fairy-tale!)
The entire aesthetic really
Celine Dion and Josh Groban <3
Alan Menken’s score, oh boy had I missed his music!
Basically being such a big fan of the original only made me love it more. It feels like they added certain things specifically for Disney nerds. And it also feels like they had fun making it? I really was not expecting to love it was much as I did. I wasn’t expecting to like it at all really, so it was a nice surprise 🥀
The gold kelp dragons dwelt in the murky freshwater lakes in the east. They preferred the cold water and rarely adopted human form. When the ashblack dragons sought to unite the clans in the east, the golden lakedragons sank into the water and into a wet oblivion. Their natural ability to shift from scales to skin was gradually lost over time. The lakedragons had lost their way and became no more than beasts in the cold water.
Yet one lakedragon had not completely forgotten his sense of self. Demetrius still dreamed of the world above the slumbering sea. He would rise dangerously close to the surface, seeking the fat fish which fed on the rays of the forbidden sun. It was on one such hunt he finally surfaced, and became the first lakedragon to breach the water walls in decades. As Demetrius frolicked, others soon became aware through the native cranes that still fed at the great lakes that the lakedragons were making a return to the waking world.
Pairing/Characters: Bucky Barnes x Reader Warnings: None just fluff Summary: Just a small portion of what your life is like with Bucky. Word Count: 608 A/N: Based off of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson
Mornings had different meanings to Link, depending on where he was at in his journey.
Pairing: Sidlink (Sidon x Link)
Fandom: Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild.
Word Count: 735.
When Link had first awoken in the shrine of resurrection, all he could feel was confusion. Where was he? Why was he here? Why couldn’t he remember anything? Confusion quickly turned into fear as he learned of the daunting path stretched out ahead of him.
A/N: Not my best writing, I think it’s because lots of people use this song for songfics but it’s not bad I don’t think. I wrote this for @nicolejones412‘s 1k celebration (it’s a bit late due to some difficulties, but all is well now), I hope you all enjoy! And go check Nicole out as well, she’s an amazing writer!
It’s the same story that you’re used to hearing, a story that’s been told so much that nobody can remember when it originated, a story so old that we can only assume it’s as old as time itself.
The pair barely knew each other, they had a few classes and sometimes shared glances and soft, shy smiles in the Great Hall or the library but they rarely spoke to each other unless they were debating something in class. Which is why Remus Lupin was so nervous to actually go up to (Y/N) for a real conversation. With his friends James, Sirius, and Peter cheering him on from a distance, he took a deep breath to calm his nerves and walked up to the girl sitting on the bench, alone, except for her book. He stood to the side for an awkward moment, hoping she would notice him, but she was too engrossed in her book that
Remus wouldn’t be surprised if the whole school blew up and she just kept on reading. He turned around to abort his mission but his friends were whisper yelling at him, threatening him to turn his ass around and talk to the girl dammit or else there will be no chance of him sleeping in his bed tonight. So he turned back around, took another deep breath, and cleared his throat.
He cleared it again, a little louder this time, and she finally looked up at him, a bit shocked to see him of all people. She never would have expected to see Remus Lupin, the boy with the scars and secrets, one of the school’s best pranksters, and one of the smartest students in their year, standing awkwardly next to her wanting to talk.
“D’you uh-Do you mind if I sit?” His eyes flitted around various parts of her face, taking in all the things, all the tiny details that make up her looks, ending at her eyes, her beautiful (Y/E/C) that he had always admired from afar.
“No! No, not at all,” she said quickly, a bit too quickly maybe, but it was okay because he immediately sat down a bit too eagerly himself as a dorky smile graced his perfectly-imperfect face.
A group of students walking by were utterly confused by the three boys who were all rejoicing quietly, high-fiving and even hugging as they peered around the corner to watch their friend. Those Marauder boys were always a strange bunch, but back to the important story.
The conversation that started out as stiff small talk soon became a captivating debate on books, which ones were hiding its true meaning and which ones were reaching too far, characters that were too perfect to relate to and ones that were too unrealistically broken, and it went on for maybe two hours before they realized just how dark it had actually gotten, meaning they had to bid each other goodbye for the night, but not before she promised to save him a seat at breakfast the following morning so that they could pick up their conversation where they left off. And with a beaming smile set on both their faces, they went their separate ways for the night.
That day changed everything.
It was only in the slightest way, they still shared glances at meals and during study sessions but this time they didn’t turn away when the other one started staring back, they only smiled at each other from across the room until someone’s friends had enough and grabbed their attention back. They still debated in classes but this time there was a more playful vibe to it and soon the other students couldn’t help gossiping about what the possible relationship there was.
It was a bit scary for the both of them when all of a sudden people were expecting them to start dating; neither person was prepared for all the people who voiced their opinions on them getting together (almost all good things) and it did lead to some awkward, blushy conversations, but they never did talk about it together.
This odd bond sitting between friendship and dating went on for a couple of months before Remus laid awake in his bed one night, thinking of how much he truly cared for her and how she seemed to care for him too, and he thought about how, since the Marauders, (Y/N) is the only person he has trusted his secret with. He hadn’t meant to tell her at first, it was after a full moon when he was still absent from classes in order to heal and she came to his room to visit him. She was asking all kinds of questions about how he was feeling, how he got hurt in the first place, and she seemed very suspicious about everything he said and he just cracked under the pressure of her refusing to break eye contact. She was fine with it, didn’t back away in fear, didn’t call him a monster, didn’t treat him as anything other than her friend Remus who just so happens to have an issue with the full moon. To him he would always be a monster, a beast, but to her he would always be a beautiful mess.
She surprised herself one night when she finished a book she had been reading and her first thought was about Remus. Now that wasn’t the odd part, normally she would think about how she thinks he would enjoy the book or if he was the one who recommended it to her she would think about the debating that would surely come the next morning during breakfast. But what surprised her was how the two main characters, two lovers, reminded her of herself and Remus. She was shocked for a moment, but the shock passed as she continued to think about it. They had always been friends but they both knew that there was something more to it, that they both longed for more. It made sense the more she thought about it. And she was sure he felt the same.
They’ve had their bad, bittersweet moments, everyone does, but they learned to grow from each other. And it only made sense to the both of them that they should end up together just as it made sense for birds to fly and fish to swim and the sun to rise every morning.
There was almost a riot the next morning when Remus and (Y/N) walked in the Great Hall holding hands, the Marauders included, and some people claim to have seen a couple teachers subtly passing money to each other, because the Beauty and the Beast finally got together.
The sun sets and dark wings embrace a breaking moon. The screams of a thousand, thousand souls, on their knees, pleading for pleasure, for pain… Down from the mountains of madness, and into the heart of an endless storm, an ill wind blows, an ancient evil rises…
❝ Who are you ? How did you get past the guards ?
❞ ❝ The flow of time is always cruel … its speed seems different for each person , but no one can change it .❞ ❝ Heh heh heh … You want a piece of me ? ! Very funny ! I like your attitude ! ❞ ❝ It seems ____ has turned their eye to you , too . ❞ ❝ I always knew that one day, this day would come .❞ ❝ My mother composed this song . Isn’t it nice ?
❞ ❝ What would you like as your prize ? How’d you like to marry ____ ?
❞ ❝ I have things I want to tell only to you .
❞ ❝ By the way , what is your name ? ____ ? ! What kind of name is that ?
❞ ❝ Do you see the man / woman with evil eyes ? ❞ ❝ If only I knew you would become such a handsome man / woman .❞ ❝ My father is worried about me ? I don’t care !
❞ ❝ How could you leave me behind ? !
You ! You looked cool … cooler than I thought you would . ❞ ❝ Pathetic little fool ! Do you realize who you’re dealing with ?
❞ ❝ But now is not the time to talk about love …
❞ ❝ If you’re a man , act like one !
❞ ❝ The passion of friendship will soon blossom into a righteous power & through it , you’ll know which way to go ..❞ ❝ I was scared … A little ! Just a little ! ! ❞ ❝ Well , even with all that stuff , a wimp is still a wimp , huh ?
❞ ❝ I will never accept you as one of us !
❞ ❝ No matter how hard it is , just don’t get discouraged .❞ ❝ Young children shouldn’t be walking the streets at night, go home & get to bed .❞ ❝ Man , I am SO bored . Things would sure be more interesting if there were more … troubles in the world ❞ ❝ I’m late ! I’m late ! For a very important date !❞ ❝ They say that there is no medicine that can cure a fool … I guess that’s true .
❞ ❝ Now you & I are now true Brothers / Sisters !❞ ❝ Well , this must be what they call destiny .
❞ ❝ You know , if I was as good looking as you I’d start another type of business
.❞ ❝ The rising sun will eventually set , a newborn’s life will fade .
❞ ❝ I beat all my challengers , man and beast .
❞ ❝ You look like you might have a true killer instinct . ❞ ❝ What fun ! I’m so happy !
❞ ❝ Don’t be alarmed … Look at yourself … ❞ ❝ I’ll come back to haunt you !
❞ ❝ There’s no way they’re going to hold me back again ! This time , we fight together ! ❞ ❝ Time passes , people move . Like a river’s flow , it never ends .
❞ ❝ What the — Can’t a person get a little shut-eye around here ?! ❞ ❝ I’ll grant you the honour of carrying me .❞