this is what disney has done to me

general li mulan

okay so i LOVE mulan okay. as far as i’m concerned it’s a Perfect Movie and doesn’t need any fixing. but i was thinking today and -

- what if mulan didn’t go to war to save her father?

say her father is dead, okay, killed by the previous war. so she’s raised by her mother and grandmother, women who’s complacency and softness has been worn away by necessity. she needs to marry well, for her family’s sake, because her mother has refused the hand of every man who offered. but mulan is even more rough around the edges than before, is educated not only in books (her mother said men wouldn’t find smarts attractive and grandmother pointed out that men aren’t always around and off to school mulan went) but in the sword too, taught to her by her classmate, ping.

mulan is considered in the lower end of the upper class, coming from a family of military men and scholars and successful merchants. ping is near the top, the son or nephew of an advisor to the emperor. his family is very rich and very important, and the reason they become friends is because mulan manages to notice something about him that he’s been hiding from everyone else - he’s going blind.

not totally blind, enough to get around, but blind enough that reading is difficult and swordplay is even worse, although once he has it down he has it. ping is no fool, he’s not weak or bumbling. his eyes just don’t work. so mulan notices and confronts him about it. she promises to keep it a secret, and hey, she’ll even help him with his assignments by reading the books out loud and helping him study. but in return he must teach her the sword, must teach her about military and tactics. he agrees.

ping and mulan become very good friends and there’s some raised eyebrows about it but they are TOO far away in class for it to be inappropriate, so they make tutting sounds and disapproving faces and let it go.

then the draft happens. ping can’t go to war, he won’t survive it. not with his eyesight like it is. so mulan offers him a deal - she’ll go to war for him, in his place. in return, if she survives, he must marry her. if she dies he must take care of her family.

ping can’t make this kind of family decision on his own, so he goes to his mother and tells her everything, about the eyesight and how he’ll die if he goes and mulan’s offer. his mother says he must keep it a secret from his father, but agrees - if mulan fights in her son’s place and survives, a wedding will be arranged. either way, mulan’s family will be taken care of. ping will be sent to live with some cousins in the meanwhile.

“you’re not in love with me, are you?” ping asks, helping mulan saddle her horse in the middle of the night. she scoffs and rolls her eyes, “not even a little. but marrying you will make my family happy, and besides, you’re my best friend,” she says, smiling, “better you than some grabby old man.” he smiles and hugs her and says, “i’m not in love with you either. but don’t die out there. we have a wedding to plan.”

so mulan goes to the camp, pretending to be ping, and she’s a little bit less lost but things still go as they go. she’s educated and trained, so it’s not hard for her to pass as ping. shang is keeping a special eye on her, thinking that she’s the son of an advisor, one of his father’s friends. and he sees how easily she excels, how quick thinking and smart she is, and starts giving her more and more responsibilities. by the time they’re called out, shang considers ping ie mulan to be his right hand man, and possibly his best friend.

he’s also a little bit in love with ping, and he’s long known he’s attracted to both genders, so he watches ping laugh and smile and the crease between his eyes when he frowns and does his best to let his feelings chase away the best soldier he has. every time shang looks at ping his heart clenches and he things to himself: i wish i could have you, i wish this was a time and a place where one man could have another, i wish you were a girl, is wish i was a girl - i wish we could be together. he’s literally a step away from doodling ‘li ping’ with little hearts over his battle plans. 

so the battles happen. shang and ping lead their men together, respected and loved. they each get promoted, and promoted, and promoted. it’s been years, and it comes to a point where they’re both generals in their own right. they trust each other, care for each other. and are both secretly in love with the other.

mulan is so conflicted. because she wants this war to end and to go home and settle back into life and become ping’s wife, so she can have an easy life spent studying and learning with her family taken care of. that’s what she’d wanted. but now what she wants is shang, her best friend, her brother in arms, her fellow general. she wishes to be everything to him, aches to be the woman on his arm and in his bed, but knows it’s the one thing she can never be.

then that final battle happens. mulan’s quick thinking saves them all and ends the war - but she’s injured.

shang finds out the ping has been a girl all along. he demands explanations - so she tells him everything, that she traded places with ping to save him, to become his wife.

and the lies should sting the sharpest, but they don’t. she’s still the same person, after all. it’s that she’s promised to another man, for one second he’d thought he might have her, but no. so he agrees not to reveal her but he’s furious and furious at himself for being furious and they’re not the same now, broken and splintered and neither of them know what to do.

the war is over. they leave. mulan returns home, and thanks to her ping is now known as a respected general. she’s done her part and survived, and now she gets her reward - ping’s hand in marriage.

but she sees ping for the first time and flings herself into his arms and starts crying. she tells him everything, because he’s still her friend, her very best friend besides shang, the man whom she lied to and betrayed and loves. and ping listens and takes her by the shoulders and says - i’ll uphold our bargain, if that’s what you want. you can be my pampered wife, you’ve more than earned it. but if you want to go to shang, i won’t blame you. you deserve your happiness.

and mulan goes back and forth, but ultimately she decides she has to try. if shang rejects her she’ll return and marry ping and uphold her family honor. but if shang wants her - he’s not as high up as ping, but he’s high up enough to satisfy her family, and also she would love him and want him if he was no more than a farming peasant so it doesn’t matter much anyway.

she rides to the capitol. she finally meets ping’s father, running into him while looking for shang. “ah mulan,” says this man who was never supposed to know of her until she became his daughter-in-law, “i didn’t expect to see you here. how fortuitous. walk with me.” she does, wary, and that’s how she discovers - he and the emperor had discovered her deception a year in, but at that point she’d already proven herself too skilled and valuable to lose. he tells her that he will uphold his son and wife’s deal and gladly welcome her to his household - but that she’s earned her rank as general, and that he and the emperor have no problem with letting her keep it.

she says thank you, shocked and joyful, but that she has to talk to someone first. “ah, yes, young general li,” he says, eyes twinkling, “i do believe he’s around here somewhere.”

she has no idea how he seems to know everything, but she finally tracks down shang who’s ecstatic to see her and hates himself for it. she confesses - says she loves him, that she’s engaged to ping but willing and able to break this engagement for shang. who is dumbfounded and elated and says yes, of course, finally and forever.

and mulan accepts her rank and marries shang, and they become the literal power battle couple of the general li mulan and general li shang. ping becomes a scholar and marries a very nice young woman who loves reading and is happy to read aloud to her husband with his failing eyes.

and they all live happily ever after.

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I only just found out about this

Are you saying that the live-action movie has replaced Shang with some random gary stu OC whose straight guy boner™ is instantly activated once he realizes Mulan is actually a cute girl and not a guy

People on my feed are saying that Disney’s doing this because they’re trying to dodge “bi speculations”, and this is after making such a big deal about being progressive re: Le Fou in Beauty and the Beast - what’s wrong with Shang liking Mulan a lot when he thought she was a guy (and to end up still liking her when he found out the truth, which is how it should be)?

Like wow, you can miss me with this tbh, Disney has done it again

anonymous asked:

the gay kiss in svtfoe is like 1 sec long i wish you guys would stop gaslighting people with this being good rep when the entire second season is given over to a completely unnecessary supposedly heterosexual love triangle, because they won't ever canonize marco as a girl. like seriously. pretending this is great rep has consequences, it alienates fans and it tells disney and other corporations they can throw us scraps and that they don't need to try to get our pink dollars. Stop.

Okay.

First of all, I can do whatever I want. Second of all, I can do whatever I want. And third, I can do whatever I want.

Okay? Glad we established that. With that out of the way, I’m gonna be very clear with people like you who keep telling me and other people like what we should want, need and demand. 

Star has done a lot in terms of destroying gender roles and other stereotypes and taboos for kids and young people out there. Its characters are not flat and they have their own personalities, their own lives and agency, which don’t conform to gender norms as they have been force-fed to us by society. Breaking this kind of stereotypes is gonna be so liberating for so many kids. For example:

  • You don’t have to be girly to be a girl (Janna is into a lot of creepy and icky stuff usually considered boyish, just to mention someone)
  • Being feminine doesn’t define your gender (Marco, and I’m gonna get back to you on this)
  • Having trouble managing your anger does not make you a bad person (Tom. who is working so hard to keep it under control and improve because he wants to be better)
  • You can have a bunch of mixed, apparently contradicting traits, and that doesn’t make you less worthy of the gender you identify with (Star is very girly and likes cute stuff but still kicks ass and loves every second of it)
  • Boys can be affectionate with other boys (if we assume, based on what we know at the moment, that Marco identifies as a boy, and again, I’ll get back to you on that), and that’s okay (Marco and Tom, even though I still think the whole Friendenemies episode was very homoerotic)

Originally posted by mettatonexox

I’m really grateful for this new wave of cartoons (such as Star vs The Forces of Evil, Gravity Falls or Steven Universe). Different shows are exploring different themes from different angles, and that doesn’t mean that one is necessarily above the other. Star may not be exploring queerness in full (like Steven Universe does, for example), more like touching upon its surface, but it is still playing a role in its normalisation.

Never did I say that the infamous 1-second gay kiss was good rep. For me to call it rep, I would need it to feature at least characters whose names we know. But you know what? I’m okay with it being something in the background and I don’t consider it gaslighting, because as far as I know, the show did not make a big deal out of it, they did not announce “Hey! We are giving you guys gay rep! Look at all the diversity we’re including!”. I actually heard nothing from the show-runners. It was the media that blew up and made a huge deal out of it because of some stupid parents’ reaction. The whole thing was a nice detail that acknowledged the existence of gay people and made an effort to normalise queerness by showing them doing something as mundane as going to a concert with their partners. Period.

And on that note, I want to add that yes, more than this is desirable and it’s okay (it’s very important, actually!) to ask for proper representation. But we can’t close our eyes to the stuff that’s already come our way just because it’s not as much as we wanted it to be. Things take time. Society is still coming to terms with LGBT+ people, and rushing them is only gonna make them clam up and reject any notion of it. Hell, parents wanted to take Star out of Disney XD because they were outraged by a 1-sec cartoon gay kiss! Even though I’m tired of waiting, I see that Disney is treading on thin ice with its more conservative audience and has to carefully plan its every step. And they are still making progress. Slowly, but surely.

We got Beauty and the Beast with gay LeFou (even though I still think it should have been the clock and the candelabra), despite the foreseeable boicot from many people. I’m not saying “we’re good, we can stop demanding stuff from show-runners and movie directors”, I’m saying, “let’s appreciate the progress we’re making while aiming for more”. We’ve come a long way since Disney’s massive no-homo when High School Musical gave a girlfriend to Ryan, literally the gayest man alive in the Disney Universe.

And about the “unnecessary heterosexual love triangle”: I dunno, anon, I’m a storyteller and I saw it coming for a long time. The show built up to that point. It’s not like they pulled it out of their asses. Would I have wanted it to be a love square featuring Tom? Why yes, absolutely, but oh well. It still makes sense in the story they’re telling and it’s integrated in the plot. It would have been weird if Marco, who had been crushing on Jackie since Day 1, had just moved on from her without thinking twice.

Originally posted by cosmicstimmer

Now, about Trans!Marco: I’m gonna be very honest with how I view it, and I’ll also let you know that I’m transgender myself (non-binary pal here, hey, how are ya), as well as a transgender rights activist and lecturer, so I know what I’m talking about. I have nothing against the Trans!Marco fannon, obviously. I think some seed has been planted in the show and as of now, people can make of it what they will. I’d be thrilled and on board if there were any confirmation from TPTB. But I’m not taking it as anymore than that for now, and I’ll entertain both Trans!Marco and Cis!Marco notions. Why?

Yes, Marco has been shown as Princess Marco several times already, pronouns have been changed to feminine and nobody has questioned Marco’s new status during those times. However, Marco hasn’t expressed a particular preference for being treated as a girl (true, no preference for masculine treatment has been expressed either, so we’re kind of in a neutral zone I guess?). I mean, you see Marco wearing dresses and a wig with no complain, as well as being treated as a girl, but after that episode is over, you don’t really see Marco displaying any signs of discomfort with gender identity or pronouns or disphoria or gender expression or anything like that. Actually, the character’s development continues as it was before that happened (anybody else remembers that episode where Marco lives on a different dimension for 16 years and embraces every masculinity trope under the sun?). 

Originally posted by soyalexnajera

Now I’m not saying you have to meet a bunch of requirements to be trans (I’m no trans gatekeeper), but these are the kind of things that usually give it away when we’re talking about someone else’s experience, since we are not inside their head. 

Yes, Marco does possess some traits traditionally associated with femininity (like spending hours getting ready for the date with Jackie), but they’re vague enough that they could mean something or nothing at all (like I said, the show does a lot to destroy gender roles). I feel like I can’t really call it for sure based on that. With how indifferent Marco seems to be to different pronouns, I’d actually say that there’s higher chances this character falls somewhere in the non-binary spectrum, rather than identifying as a girl. This is, of course, my personal opinion, and I might be wrong. But it goes to show that the hinting done in the show has been so subtle for now that it could go either way, and so, I fail to see why we should get angry that Marco isn’t being treated as a girl at the moment.

Just my two cents.

Beauty and the Beast + gay LeFou

Here’s a little backstory: I’m a queer girl and Beauty and the Beast has always been my favourite Disney film. It’s been an incredibly important part of my life. So when my friend came running up to me in school today and said ‘Hey did you know they’re making a character gay in Batb?’ I was beaming. (funnily enough I already figured it would be LeFou)

When I got home I immediately went to social media to see what others were saying because this was my favourite Disney film and LeFou was one of my favourite characters. And I saw people talking about how they are perpetuating stereotypes with this and I got so sad.

Because I realised they were right, in a way.

LeFou is going to be having these feelings for Gaston, his friend whose seemingly straight. And he’s technically a 'villain’. But hear me out:

I’ve not read the novelisation of batb but from what I’ve heard there’s some sort of arc in which LeFou realised throughout time that some of the things Gaston does are wrong and he stands up against him. I read up on it and it seems like that’s the same thing they’re doing in the film.

I really hope that LeFou’s arc is something a long the lines of him realising he has these feelings for Gaston and exploring his sexuality. But he realises that Gaston is not this perfect, idolised version of him he has created. And he stops letting Gaston walk all over him. He realises 'yes, I love this man but what he’s done is wrong and I cannot forgive him’.

It’s not perfect I know. But it’s development. I just hope this is the sort of thing Disney is going for and not the stereotyped trope people like me can see happening. Because this means so much to me. I hope that I can sit in the cinema soon and beam with happiness because his arc is developed and not some ridiculous stereotype made for comic relief.

My experience as a queer kid without a role model

I had my first celebrity crush on a girl when I was five. Her name was Caroline and she was one of the kids on ZOOM. It wasn’t until 15 years later that I realized that’s what it was.

I started watching gay couples in 7th grade. I used to look up “gay kisses” on YouTube because watching them kiss felt more raw and emotional to me than watching the straight couples. Gay storylines were never black and white and usually a lot more realistic.

I watched South of Nowhere and Degrassi in secret cause my mom thought it was corrupting me. I also discovered Queer as Folk the same year.

With this being my introduction into queer TV, I always associated it with something taboo. Something that I should be ashamed of watching, something that wasn’t okay.

There was no role model character or actor that I could look at and say, oh, gay relationships aren’t just about sex and clubbing and twinks. And for those I could, they were all older than me. 

With today’s news about Andi Mack, this next generation won’t have to go through what I did.

8-year-olds are going to be watching this season. The storyline will never get sexual, cause it’s Disney. It’s gonna be treated just like a straight romance….I hope.

It’s going to be made “normal.”

This isn’t a station like Freeform where it feels like they have to check every box from teen pregnancy to suicide in every single show.

This isn’t CW which has a tagline of “dare to defy” but hasn’t done shit for religion or sexuality in terms of diversity in any of its main characters ever.

This is Disney, a station watched by all kids with cable.

I wonder if my life would have been different had I had a Cyrus growing up. Would I have even started my obsession with supporting queer actors? Would it even have mattered?

It sounds silly, but this is history making and life-changing. The world will be different after this season. Even if it’s an unconscious shift, gay, characters, at least will be that much more normalized.

@persongoingfast , do us proud.

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So after I finished binge-ing @ask-spiderpool yesterday, this morning I heard the perfect song for Peter and Wade’s (now super-over, yay!) breakup.

(Also, seeing as how Phil Collins has done music for Disney movies, it totally fits with the Disney musical theme!)

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You know, sometimes I’m surprised that some people characterize Tadashi as being this super nice and polite and perfect big brother 24/7.

Like…You’re looking at a guy who literally stuck duct tape on his unsuspecting little brother’s arm and ripped it off all for the sake of demonstrating his project.

Tadashi Hamada is definitely capable of being as much of a little shit as Hiro.

anonymous asked:

Okay but,,,,what if,,,,Tony's the over protective one. He makes sure Peter has a sweater before he goes out, he calls Peter on patrol every 30 minutes exactly, he makes sure Peter has all his homework done. Meanwhile Rhodey's helping Peter sneak things passed Tony because he thinks it's funny to see what kind of excuses Peter will come up with when Tony catches them stealing a jet from SHIELD and flying to Disney World

IM.,,..,,.., MARRY ME>??

Tony is very overprotective bc in his opinion Peter is the Most Special Person on the planet. like, tony wants peter to be safe and all but he’s also a very bragging dad..?? he almost never stops talking about how much he loves his son and how his son is perfect and did you see the way his son makes his own webbing??? iconic. he’s so proud of his son. must protect his son at all costs.

Rhodey is a fun dad but he tries to teach Peter humility. Rhodey is like, “just because you have these abilities, it doesn’t make you better than anyone else.” meanwhile Tony is in the background shaking his head. Rhodey lets peter ride his bike with no helmet. 

anonymous asked:

Hollstein 23 (for the ships)

Hell, even you deserve better. Did I though? Do I deserve better after the century of things I have done. She doesn’t even know the half of it. Hell, she barely knows any of it. Would she’d stay if she knew the stories. The things Mattie and I used to do as games to lure our victims. Would she still be here at the end of my true tale? The tale of murder and death that were caused by my hands.

“Carm?”

Carmilla shook her head and looked towards Laura, who had just joined her on the couch. They had been living together now for two years. Laura was fully invested in her studies at the University of Toronto, but was grateful for a night off.

“You okay? You seem a little distance.”

“I’m good, Cupcake.”

Laura handed her a mug of hot chocolate. It was snowing outside and Carmilla was just happy for Laura’s warmth on nights like this. Her body produced it’s own warmth now, but nothing compared to Laura being next to you. 

“What movie do you want to watch?” Laura asked, remote in hand.

“It doesn’t matter to me, Cupcake.”

“For once I wish you’d just pick.”

Carmilla smirked. “Not my style.”

Laura chuckled. “I know.”

“Besides no matter what I’d say, you’d choose anyway.”

“That’s not true.”

Carmilla gave Laura a look causing Laura to smile. “Okay it is true, but only because you let me.”

“I know. I’ve always spoiled you. So what Disney movie am I sitting through tonight?”

“Hmm.” Laura thought for a moment going through their options on Netflix. Carmilla stared at her mesmerized. She is so beautiful and her heart has always been so pure. I wonder if she has the same heart or if she was given a new one to be reborn. I’d say she’s innocent, but I know the things we’ve done. The stories we’ve told. The world we’ve created for ourselves. I wonder if she misses me as the vampire I once was or is she happy, like me, that I’m finally mortal and can live out the rest of my days with her.

“How about Beauty and the Beast?”

“Whatever you want, Laura.” Carmilla stood off the couch. “I’m going to make some popcorn. You can start without me.”

Carmilla walked to their kitchen, forgetting there was no wall to separate them. Laura watched as she pulled the bag out of the pantry before putting it into the microwave. Carmilla stared at the wall, lost in her thoughts. Laura stood behind her and wrapped her arms around Carmilla’s waist.

“You okay?”

“Yeah.”

“You seem a little lost in thought there. Anything I can do to help?”

Carmilla sighed and turned in Laura’s arms. She rested her head against her shoulder. “Not really. Just thinking about things.”

“Code for the past.”

“And what if it is?”

“I’m here for you regardless.” Laura pulled back and cupped Carmilla’s cheeks. “You know that right?”

“I do.”

“And when you think about the past, I know it’s before our past. It’s the vampire past before you knew I existed. It’s the dark stuff that you never want to share because you’ll think I’ll run, but I’ve already fought four gods, died and brought back to life. I don’t think a story or two could ever make me run away from you.”

“Why?”

“Because I love you. And since I love you, that means I love all parts of you. Even the parts that you don’t like about yourself. But know that if you ever want to talk about it, I’ll listen.”

“I don’t want you to see that part of me.”

“Why?”

“Because you will run away.”

“Carmilla, I would never. I already know some of it and I’m not stupid. You were a vampire and every vampire does what it needs to do to survive and I know for you that was blood. I’m sure you had plenty of victims.”

The microwaved beeped signaling their finished snack. Carmilla backed up and opened the door. She grabbed a bowl, emptying the popcorn into it. Laura continued to stare at her.

“Carm, you know I will never think of you the way you think I will.”

“Which is what?”

“You’re not a monster, Carmilla. At one point, you might have been, but I know you are no longer. I will never think of you as one because you were always there for me and you always protected me. A monster would not do that.”

Carmilla fought the small smile, but Laura caught glimpse of it. 

“How was I lucky enough to fall into your dorm room?” Carmilla asked.

“I guess the dean thought we’d be a good match.”

“Mother was stupid. She saw you fighting, but thought I would have more strength than you. That I could power over you.” Carmilla wrapped her arms around Laura’s waist, leaning in.

“Boy was she wrong,” Laura whispered against Carmilla’s lips before taking them. They kissed for a moment, Laura domineering the interaction.

“I love you,” Laura said, pulling back.

“I love you too, Laura.”

“Just remember, we’re here together. We survived together. The past is the past, but we have a whole future together to do whatever we want. We get to make new memories that can fill the darkness of the past together.”

Carmilla smirked and followed Laura back to their living space. “Can I ask you one thing?” 

“You can always ask me anything.”

“Why did I deserve better?”

“What?”

“When we first met and you absolutely hated me, why did I deserve better?”

“Because it didn’t take rocket science to see your pain. Yes you were rude and uncaring, but I just figured you had depression or used other people and made fun of them to make yourself feel better, but that didn’t mean you didn’t deserve a life where you didn’t have to do that. And yes you were a fiend from hell then, but I believe everyone in the world deserved better. Remember, I was a naive, provincial girl.”

Carmilla smirked. “You were and I was head over heels in love with you.”

“Were?”

“Well, still am.”

“You better be.”

Carmilla smirked. She pulled Laura closer to her, forgetting her thoughts of the past as Laura curled to her side. My home. My happy place. It was always here and were finally free. We deserved better and we finally got what we deserved.

Kristanna Week 2017

10/3 - What I Know About Love

A little late, but here we go. I was waiting in queque to get to the doctor, and there were spare magazines. This page’s title says, Listen to the music in Forest Theatre, and this idea came to my mind, since What I Know About Love is a title of Broadway song? So Kristoff’s playing guitar for Anna, and she has kind of forest-ish dress?

It’s very quick, done with the tools that I had with me - color pens.

venusianastrology  asked:

What signs are the Disney Princesses?

i don’t know, but i have written a lot of posts about the zodiac archetypes expressing in disney stories 

Sagittarius/Jupiter Aladdin

 http://astrolocherry.com/post/94274753720/sagittarius-aladdin-genie-i-wish-for-your

Virgo - Conscience http://astrolocherry.com/post/113154887705/virgo-the-global-conscience-my-little-brother

Capricorn ~ Cinderella http://astrolocherry.com/post/115086716255/cinders-like-capricorn-the-other-day-i-saw-the

Aries - Maleficent http://astrolocherry.com/post/115435702290/astrolocherry-i-saw-maleficent-the-other-day-and

Gemini - Peter Pan http://astrolocherry.com/post/97724839255/astrolocherry-oh-the-cleverness-of-me

Libra - Snow White http://astrolocherry.com/post/158207086280/libra

Cancer - Wizard of Oz (not Disney but follows archetypal theme) http://astrolocherry.com/post/158043067075/astrolocherry-cancer-theres-no-place-like-home

can’t remember if I have done anymore, if I do all add them. What I think is Scorpio emulates Beauty and the Beast because she must see more than what’s in front of her. The Little Mermaid reminds me of Pisces-Aries, coming from the safety of wintery sea into new life, Aries has sea legs cause they are just learning to walk. The sort of grand celebration and also grand sadness in the forced performance of Dumbo reminds me of Leo. Aquarius, Robin Hood -  “robbing from the rich and giving to the poor”. Uranus is a wacky, acidy planet so Wonderland is appropriate for Aquarius too. Taurus ~ Scrooge McDuck. Lol. Or maybe thats Capricorn too lol. But Taurus is ruled by Venus, and Taurus loves a nap. Sleeping Beauty, like Pisces, Venus exalts in Pisces, Pisceans could sleep for centuries and be awaken by true love’s kiss, that is the kiss of God 

-C.

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Citronshipping: HoND and Tangled 

I was inspired to draw these when I saw some old thiefship Disney (Tangled) crossover artworks. Although I chose TKB because I was listening to both of the films soundtracks and the song “ God Help the Outcasts”  reminded me of him and he is more apt for these IMO.Citron is so underrated. The ship is basically the YGODM counterpart to Tangled if done in an Ancient Egypt fairytale something AU. 

 I don’t know what Mariku is doing there. I felt the need to add him, he is supposed to be Pascal but he reminds me of the Pub Thugs/Ruffians for some reason. 

anonymous asked:

yall idk what all the discourse is about, i actually like the new ravens home

This! OMG! I’m actually dying! With all these anti-Raven posts I’m posting and reblogging, you probably thought we’re talking about Raven Symone/Baxter!

No, my love. We’re talking about a scamming, pet dog named Raven Walton on Big Brother. But Raven’s Home is funny af, fam, I ain’t gonna lie. That the best thing Disney has done in nearly a decade. But this…..this post ask is gonna have me dying all night lmaoooooo

So my first reaction to the D23 announcement was that they hadn’t convinced me but that I was convincable.  But honestly the more I’ve had to explain what they’re doing over on the news blog to people asking questions the more I’m convincing myself.

  • Big picture this expands the universe hugely.  We no longer have to be disappointed with the fact that they wasted a great character like Rapunzel or Aurora on a contained storyline or never see someone like the Mad Hatter because the actor has become far too famous and expensive to ever return.  Being introduced to the “EF2″ characters doesn’t mean they’re just going to copy ones they’ve already done.  They’re not going to do Ruby’s story again.  A little red we run into now will not be a werewolf.  Maybe she’s a wolf hunter.  And can you imagine those two Red’s meeting?  
  • Maybe it’s that I’ve been comfortable in science fiction settings where the multiverse is something accepted but I am perfectly fine with different interpretations of characters existing at the same time.  After all Marvel and DC often run 4 or 5 titles using the same character with their own storylines at the same time.  The historian in me also kind of loves this.  Because these stories came not out of Disney’s imagination but the rich oral traditions of many countries.  The folk lore was transcribed not written by people like the Brother’s Grimm and the differences in these stories can be rich and wonderful.  But even if you aren’t steeped in the folk lore think about the movie Maleficent and Once’s version of the two characters.  They’re very very different.  Those two women could meet and interact and the two co existing in one setting wouldn’t take away from how wonderful each are as individuals.
  • Cinderella isn’t my favorite Disney story for many reasons but there is something really really wonderful about Prince Charming of that story being the son of this crazy family from Snow White.  It’s fitting.  It already builds a richness into it.  
  • Please go watch this video and tell me Dania Ramirez isn’t exciting.  Yes multiracial Cinderella was done in the 1990s but that doesn’t mean having a big brand name Disney Princess as a dark skinned Latina isn’t going to be incredibly important.  One of the problems of Once has always been just how White it is.  Right now it has 7 regular cast members, a majority of them women and a majority of them women of color.  And we have another woman of color in the recurring cast.  These stories change when they’re told in a different context.
  • Do I know what Regina is doing in this new setting?  No.  Would I have picked or predicted a police station for a setting on this show?  No.  But you know what … the fact that I haven’t been able to predict what they’re doing is actually pretty wonderful.  I believe Rumple, Regina, and Hook are somehow our original characters and I’m super excited to find out how they got to this place.  I’m excited to see Regina get to have her new story where the Evil Queen isn’t the driving force where she gets to be a hero.

Would I like more information?  Sure.  Of course I would.  But what I know lights up the imagination with possibilities.  And isn’t that what has been missing the last few years on this show?

im so sorry for this lmao

i saw beauty and the beast tonight so fuckin humor me and my disney loving ass here alright 

a philkas batb au because im trash for any and all au’s this isnt new

okay so basically

  • philip is the beast.
  • but he isnt the beast because hes selfish or unkind or a horrible person. philip is the beast because of what has been done to him.
  • all of the horrible things he experienced in his life turned him into this angry person who didnt believe people were capable of goodness
  • he didnt think he deserved goodness
  • this is what he was taught growing up, and he didnt know any better.
  • on the night his mother was killed, the last shred of belief that people could be good died with her. and so he became a represenation of what he saw people as: monsters
  • the castle was once just a house for orphans. it was huge and beautiful and it was a good place to live
  • but philip couldnt see that. 
  • when philip changes, the house and everyone inside changes, too. the children become the clocks and the candelabras and the settees and the dishes.
  • there isnt an outright curse, but there is a cure for whatever made philip change
  • he has to love and be loved; he has to see that people are capable of doing good things; he has to see that he too is capable and deserving of them
  • years pass, and philip is alone, cuz thats how the story goes (this may be a really stupid au but im sticking to the story a lil bit cmon yall)
  • then one day a woman stumbles onto the castle, thirsty and lost
  • she finds the door, and thinking no one is there, goes inside. and when she finds water and food, she eats, and she drinks, because shes dying, and the castle appears empty
  • and thats how lukas, the farmboy, ends up at the castle. searching for his mother.
  • he takes his mothers place
  • we all know how the story goes from here
  • philip is cold and has completely forgotten how to be kind (he was kind as a child, but it died away as he grew older)
  • but one day lukas ends up outside and he finds this old bicycle and he fixes it up and starts riding it around and philip just watches him
    • he watches him laugh and fall on his ass and smile and it wakes something inside him
  • he starts to open up to lukas, and lukas starts to open up to him
  • lukas is hesitant because where he comes from, boys arent with boys, and they definitely arent with beast boys
  • but he starts to care for him anyway
  • and then lukas gets word that his mother is sick
  • philip lets him go, knowing that this will be the end, that lukas wont come back.
  • and when the village comes for lukas’ mother, to escort her out of the village rather than treat her, for fear of her spreading the plague, philip goes
  • he brings lukas’ mother to the castle and they do everything they can
  • it isnt enough
  • she dies and lukas loses it
  • hes trashing things and yelling and philip doesnt know what to do
    • this boy with the smile and the laugh is breaking apart and he doesnt know what to do or how to help him
  • so he starts to tell him a story about a boy just like lukas, who lost his mother
  • who saw so much darkness in the world, who was fed so much darkness, that he ended up becoming it
  • and he tells him about a boy who showed up on that monsters doorstep and showed him that maybe he was wrong
  • maybe the world wasnt all bad
  • and lukas just wraps his arms around him and cries, and philip is so focused on trying to comfort lukas that he doesnt realize hes changing
  • he doesnt realize until lukas pulls away, and looks at him, and brings a hand up to his face
  • and philip looks down at his own hands, steadying lukas’ shoulders, and he sees flesh
  • and then theyre hugging and theyre kissing and both of them are crying, over their mothers, over the bad and the dark things, over each other
  • and when theyre done, the children come downstairs, children once again
  • and they live happily ever after
  • because is there any other way, really?
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b>Jay:</b> people who are dating freak me out. they always know what the other one is-<p/><b>Carlos:</b> thinking?<p/><b>Jay:</b> yeah, and they're always finishing each other's-<p/><b>Carlos:</b> sentences?<p/><b>Jay:</b> exactly, it's creepy!<p/></p><p/></p>
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On this day (23/03) in 2007, Disney’s science fiction comedy film Meet The Robinsons was released in the UK (and later in the US 30/03) -
scored by Danny Elfman.

Elfman said of this project;
I’ve done 60 films, but I can only think of maybe 6 that went this smoothly.

Despite avoiding straight animation for so long, Danny found inspiration for the score in the animated movements - ”the family’s so over the top and what sparked me is that their movements are so quick and sudden.

Several other contributors were brought into the project, including The All-American Rejects who sang "The Future Has Arrived” -
Danny
and Tyson Ritter pictured below;

MTVS Epic Rewatch #156

BTVS 6x07

Obligatory soundtrack to make your reading expeerience better :)

Stray thoughts

1) I have to be honest, this was probably the most difficult recap I’ve written so far (other than The Body, which I skipped altogether and asked for submissions instead.) OMWF was the episode I was most looking forward to rewatching. It’s my favorite BTVS episode. It’s my favorite episode of anything/everything ever, period. I’ve watched it probably more than 50 times (I watched it three times just as part of this rewatch, just so you know.) And as much as I love this episode, I was really clueless about how to write a review about it. Like, what can be said about one of the most talked and written about episodes in the history of television? What can I say about it? How can I honor my love for it and what it means to me in my review? Do I write my recap in a different format? What am I bringing to the table? The truth is, I didn’t have the answers to any of these questions so that’s why I’ve been kind of quiet on Tumblr lately. I just couldn’t get around to writing this recap. At the same time, I wanted to move forward and I wanted to rewatch this episode again and gif the hell out of it. So I said fuck it. Let’s just write a regular recap and be done with it. Anywho, I tried to break down the episode by scenes/songs but you’ll also find fun quotes and the usual stupid things I do with screenshots and whatnot. 

So on with it!

TL;DR: I love this episode a whole lot and I didn’t know how to write a recap about it. 

2)  Opening Credits

When watching TV, there are certain clues that let the viewers know they’re about to watch something different, if not special or momentous. The first of these clues is very straightforward: if a TV episode starts with a “previously on” clip, you know something’s about to go down. If the storyteller is purposefully reminding you of events that have transpired in the show, there must be and there usually is a good reason for it. It typically means that said past events will bear a certain relevance to the episode’s plot. It may also serve to remind you exactly why everything is going to shit at present? Either way, as a TV viewer, whenever I start watching an episode that begins with a “previously-on”, it kind of makes me go “Oh oh, something’s up.” A second clue is the lack of a teaser (i.e. that short clip before the opening credits that literally teases what’s to come and makes the viewers want to continue watching the episode) because that breaks the standard structure of a TV episode and it kind of raises a red flag: if the writer didn’t want to tease anything about what I’m about to watch, then it must be huge. There’s also a third clue: the opening credits may be somewhat altered, which has written “special episode” all over it. And if that weren’t enough, the episode may get a special title card just to finally hammer the point home that this is not your typical episode. These techniques serve to raise the viewers’ expectations. OMWF implements all of these, and it succeeds not only in raising the viewers’ expectations but also in exceeding them. Suffice to say, when I first watched this episode I was pretty much freaking out by this point (even though I watched the show as it originally aired, or rather a few months after it originally aired because that was when it aired in my country, I didn’t consume any media about Buffy other than what I watched on my TV, so I wasn’t privy to the fact I was about to watch a musical episode.) But I hadn’t lost it yet, that was just a couple of minutes away… 

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