Aries: Ariel - Kiss the Girl ~ “Yes you want her- look at her, you know you do, and it’s possible she wants you too. There’s one way to ask her, it don’t take a word, not a single word… Go on and kiss the girl.”
Taurus: Cinderella - So This is Love? ~ “So this is love? So this is what makes life divine- I’m all aglow, and now I know the key to all heaven is mine.”
Gemini: Pocahontas - Just Around the River Bend ~ “Can I ignore that sound of distant drumming for a handsome sturdy husband who builds handsome sturdy walls, and never dreams that something might be coming?”
Cancer: Beauty and the Beast - Beauty and the Beast ~ “Tale as old as time, true as it can be. Barely even friends, then somebody bends unexpectedly. Just a little change, small to say the least- both a little scared, neither one prepared, Beauty and the Beast.”
Leo: Princess and the Frog - Never Knew I Needed ~ “My accidental happily ever after, the way you smile and how you comfort me with your laughter. I must admit you were not a part of my book, but now if you open it up and take a look you’re the beginning and the end of every chapter… You’re the best thing I never knew I needed.”
Libra: Sleeping Beauty - Once upon a Dream ~ “I know you- the gleam in your eyes is so familiar a gleam, yet I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem. But if I know you I know what you’ll do- you’ll love me at once, the way you did once upon a dream.”
Virgo: The Lion King - Can You Feel the Love Tonight? ~ “Can you feel the love tonight; the peace the evening brings? The world, for once, in perfect harmony with all its living things.“
Scorpio: Pocahontas - If I Never Knew You ~ “If I never knew you, if I never felt this love, I would have no inkling of how precious life can be. And if I never knew you, I would never have a clue, how at last I’d find in you the missing part of me.”
Sagittarius: Aladdin - A Whole New World ~ “I can show you the world; shining, shimmering splendid. Tell me, princess, now when did you last let your heart decide?“
Capricorn: Tangled - I See the Light ~ “And at last I see the light, and it’s like the sky is new. And it’s warm and real and bright, and the world has somehow shifted; all at once everything is different now that I see you.”
Aquarius: Hercules - I Won’t Say ~ “Get off my case I won’t say it, (Girl don’t be proud it’s okay you’re in love), At least out loud I won’t say I’m in love.”
Pisces: Toy Story - When She Loved Me ~ “Through the summer and the fall, we had each other that was all- just she and I together like it was meant to be. And when she was lonely I was there to comfort her, and I knew that she loved me.”
Things Said While Playing Scary Games sentence starters
Since it’s a holiday I decided to give you something a little more light-hearted, just for the heck of it. Enjoy.
“Five foot zero and born to be a hero.” “I’m a creepy little man.” “Well, being alive was nice while it lasted.” “Dasvidaniya, bitch.” “Tell me, [character’s name], now when did you last let your heart decide?” “*yelling* I CAN SHOW YOU THE WORLD.” “Shining, shimmering, OH SHIT!” “I’m creepin’ on the down low, leave me alone.” “Butts and butts and more butts!” “I eat monsters like you for brunch.” “I don’t have a glass house, I have a glass castle. A glastle.” “I’m punny as hell and you love me.” “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.” “MONSTER YOU WEREN’T INVITED.” “I’m ready to FIGHT.” “The monster just wants a hug.” “Where did all of these naked men come from?” “Ohhh I’m a huuuge douchebag, meh meh meh.” “If this is a water level I’m going to eat my computer.” “Water can suck a fuck.” “I can’t see a god damn diddly darn thing.” “THEY READ MY DIARY!” “Hey assholes, the party has arrived!” “Come and get me, nerds!” “This is how I die.” “I’m dead I’m dead I’m dead I’m dead.” “Nevermind, I’m alive.” “I don’t think that’s how you pronounce that word, [character’s name].” “Come on, will something useful into existence.” “This place offends all of my senses.” “All I wanted was to sit and enjoy a nice relaxing evening, and then all HELL breaks loose.”
I’m crying with laughter, but I’ll just compose myself and share this with you.
I’m rewatching 12x23 (because @margarittet sucked me in with her wily ways) and dudes, within the span of a few minutes - and within the same sequence of scenes - Dean refers to two things that I feel are heavy with innuendo. And, possibly, hopefully, with foreshadowing for what to expect for Dean and Cas’ Love Story Arc in S13.
The first of these two references I’ve been aware of since the first time I watched the episode because it stands out like a sore thumb, but the second I only just discovered, and it’s what has me laughing with glee.
(I swear the writers must be taking the piss at this point)
The first association that springs to Dean’s mind when Cas tells the brothers they’re dealing with a tear in space and time, a doorway to another world, is to say “What, like Narnia?”
Now, Narnia is a fairy tale kingdom that does exist outside of our space and time, so it’s a shrug-let’s-move-on assumption that this could be an accurate parallel. Cas, of course, informs him that this isn’t what it is: it’s like our world, just different.
So, to clarify: Dean’s mind immediately parallels Cas’ description of “a doorway to another world” with crawling into a closet of fun and magic and adventure that’s filled with Biblical symbolism - such as Jesus in the form of a mighty Lion that sacrifices himself and then rises again in the light of dawn.
A closet, one should add (and put thick lines under for emphasis) out of which you return changed, bettered, but still the same.
Dean’s mind goes there.
While Cas immediately debunks this parallel and states that no, this world they’re about to enter is just like Earth, but different.
Do you see where I’m going with this, guys?
If not, let’s see what reference Dean makes once they’re through the door and looking at this Earth that is like our own - just different.
2. A Whole New World
Well. Disney, Disney, Disney. Stuffed full of the most romantically trope-y romantic arcs of all the romantic arcs that ever did arc. @tinkdw knows and has written extensively on the subject. @margarittet knows, too, we’ve been talking Dean’s Disney Library for a few days now.
And here we have yet another reference to a Disney movie. And not just a movie, but - true to style for our beloved Dean - a reference to an actual song. (I googled A Whole New World just to be absolutely sure this isn’t a reference to some obscure classic rock ballad or something) (it is not)
I will now attempt to write down these beautiful lyrics with a straight face:
I can show you the world/ Shining, shimmering splendid /Tell me, princess, now when did/ You last let your heart decide!
I can open your eyes/ Take you wonder by wonder/ Over sideways and under/ On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world/ A new fantastic point of view/ No one to tell us no/ Or where to go/ Or say we’re only dreaming — [Free Will rules]
A whole new world/ A dazzling place I never knew/ But when I’m way up here/ It’s crystal clear/ That now I’m in a whole new world with you
Unbelievable sights/ Indescribable feeling/ Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling/ Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world/ (Don’t you dare close your eyes)/ A hundred thousand things to see/ (Hold your breath it gets better)
I’m like a shooting star/ I’ve come so far/ I can’t go back to where I used to be
A whole new world/ (Every turn a surprise)/ With new horizons to pursue/ (Every moment, red-letter)
I’ll chase them anywhere/ There’s time to spare/ Let me share this whole new world with you
A whole new world/ (A whole new world)/ That’s where we’ll be/ (That’s where we’ll be)/ A thrilling chase/ A wondrous place
For you and me
This is a beautiful, beautiful love song.
And it’s also rife with innuendo when it comes to a radical change in lifestyle. (yes I have a dirty mind) (I will not apologise) (ok maybe I will) (someday) (just quietly giggling) (never mind me)
And though Dean’s line of dialogue is “A whole new world, Sam”, he’s quoting Cas here, as Cas began this sequence of scenes by stating that the tear is a “doorway to another world”, which directly links Dean’s reference to Cas.
*slow motion eyebrow raise*
The core of any good Love Story is the Lovers facilitating a healthy internal growth for the other. By questioning each other and challenging each other and guiding each other. By highlightingwhat the other person needs to let go of in order to move on from old beliefs about themselves and the world at large and become a whole person. Once they’ve grown into a whole person, they get their reward: which is true love, shared with the person who facilitated their growth.
Usually the Lovers are therefore, by necessity, Opposites in many superficial things, while sharing core character traits that clarify why they’re perfect for one another. These shared traits are what make us root for them to get together. Clearly it’s meant to be, if they could only let go of all that baggage already!
We are watching the love story between a man afraid of flying falling in love with a man who has wings on his back. Wings. On his back.
I sincerely cannot think of a more poignant or visually compelling use of the Opposites trope.
My point is this:
In Dean’s Narnia reference there’s an acknowledgment of there being a closet, and the closet is a safe space, filled with the promise of adventure and growth, but just because one was to indulge doesn’t have to mean one has to change, right? Time stands still in the closet, you come out with more experience, but still the same. Right?
Wrong as fuck, so says Cas.
And why is it Cas who says this?
Because Cas started Dean’s character growth towards self-acceptance and true self-worth, which will result in endgame and a long and happy life for Dean. (no going out in a blaze of glory Dean) (let that go now)
Cas is the reason Dean wants to go through the growth, because Dean is so in love with Cas that he can’t imagine life without him, and he wants a shared life with him. Dean is now so deep into his internal growth that what he truly wants is to reach the endgame of his shared love story arc with Cas. The obstacle in the way of this, at the moment of this Narnia/Aladdin exchange, before Cas’ angel death, is Dean’s fear of rejection. He is scared of getting hurt, of Cas getting hurt, of getting Cas hurt, of all the things that actually take place throughout 12x23.
And so Cas is there, yet again, to call him out on his bullcrap.
Because, no, Dean, this whole new world you’re about to enter in S13 is nothing like the closet in Narnia. You won’t crawl into it and have your fun and crawl back out again, still the same as when you went in. (pfffffff)
The whole new world you’re about to enter in S13 is like the Earth you’ve always known, but different.
And, my darling Dean, that’s ok. Because Cas will be right there with you. Every step of the way.
(yes this will most likely be a bit of a bizarro world to Sam) (though I’m sure he will not be the least bit surprised)
Marinette didn’t even need to look up. She knew his voice, never mind the fact that he was the only one to call her by that nickname. The corners of her lips quirked as the idly reached out towards the soft petals blooming in her balcony’s flower box. She felt and heard a soft thud as he landed gracefully at her side.
“Bonsoir, Chat Noir” she hummed with a smile, a slight jingle to her voice as she played up the rhyme in the greeting.
He stood on the other side of the rail, hands holding on as he leaned forward towards her. A large smile was already on his face—it screamed trouble.
“Bonsoir, Marinette!” he replied, “Enjoying this fine evening?”
“Hmmm,” she returned, wondering what he was up to, “And to what do I owe for another special visit by the hero of Paris?”
He scoffed, a hand raising up to wave her off, as if the praise weren’t warranted. But she could tell from the puff of his chest that he was soaking in the praise like a sponge. His hand eventually found its way into his hair and he self-consciously ruffled it, making it even messier then usual. Marinette giggled.
Hesitant and shy, he looked down at the floor of the balcony behind her, his eyes quickly sliding over her, before he ended up staring down at his boots. Marinette tilted her head to the side, she had meant to feed his confidence, boost his ever growing ego, but for some reason he didn’t seem quite himself.
Her hand reached out to cover his grip on the railing. He flinched slightly, his bright green eyes rising up to meet her concerned question and stare.
“Oh! Well…” he paused, “It’s such a lovely night…I thought…”
He ducked his head down for a moment, before finally finding the words. It came off as a small, gentle whisper.
“I thought that you might enjoy a night on the town…with me?”
A short moment of silence stretched out between them. Her hand remained on top of his, until he moved his hand out from under her. It went up to the back of his head.
“I mean…if you wanted to that is. I—well, sorry—it’s late; you’re probably tired…you should probably be sleeping. I just thought. I, um…”
Marinette’s brows furrowed, concerned for her partner as he seemed to struggle to get his thoughts out.
“Okay,” she ended up saying without a second thought.
He perked up immediately, “Really?”
“Of course,” she replied, “I trust you Chat. You’re my friend. I always enjoy spending time with you—especially when it’s akuma free!”
He smiled so brightly, Marinette felt as if she had just given him the greatest gift imaginable. She wanted to keep that smile on him for as long as possible.
“Alrighty then, Princess,” he chirped, jumping up and landing with his feet on top of the balcony railing, A hand reached behind his back grabbing his baton, which he expertly twirled in a flourish before extending it out in front of him, until it knocked onto the balcony floor.
He reached out a hand, palm up, ducking his head slightly as she looked up at him curiously. Just what did this cat have planned?
“You trust me right?”
She giggled, as she raised her hand, letting him grab ahold of her, “Yes, Chat. You know I do.”
“Ooooookay then!” And in one rushed movement—and some superhuman strength—he pulled her up towards him just as his baton shot up into the sky. “Hold on!”
Marinette gasped at the rush of cool, nighttime air rushing past her. Chat Noir brought her hand that he held up to his shoulder, while Marinette brought her other up and arm wrapped around his neck. She tucked her head into the crook of his neck, squeezing her eyes shut from the initial shock. She could feel his chuckle against her ear.
Of course as Ladybug she had done much more daring feats—and as Marinette she had been swept up off her feet by Chat Noir before—but this felt suddenly different. They weren’t running away from anything, she wasn’t patrolling the city or fighting a battle with her partner. There was no threat and while she didn’t have the protection of her transformation, she felt more then safe in Chat’s arms.
As they surged forward leaping towards the next building’s rooftop with ease, and Marinette slowly leaned back from Chat looking up at him in awe.
Behind him the moonlight lit up the lightest blonde strands of his hair, making it flash like starlight. His green eyes stayed focused on the view ahead and Marinette smiled before resting her head against his shoulder and watching as they sped through the City.
“Kinda romantic, huh?” she heard Chat say as they leapt towards another building, they passed by the Notre Dame, where the moonlight was playing kaleidoscope with its stained-glass windows.
“Pffft,” Marinette scoffed nudging her chin on his shoulder, “relax, you flirt.”
He chuckled, “Sorry, I guess old habits die hard.” His bright green eyes looked down at her for just a moment before he glanced back in front of them timing their next leap into the air.
Marinette settled her chin back onto his shoulder so that she could look back as they continued forward. After a few more well timed leaps, Marinette slowly became aware of a slow, rumbling hum. She looked back up at Chat with a questioning brow.
He returned her stare with a giant grin.
And then he started singing.
“I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid…”
Marinette stared at him in disbelieve. He seemed to ignore her look of awe, focusing mostly on the placement of his baton on the next rooftop…at least until the next line of the song.
“Tell me, princess,” at the word princess he peeked down at her from the corner of his eyes, smiling even wider at her expression. Before he continued he gave her one of his trademarked winks.
“Now when did you last let your heart decide?”
If anyone had been there to point out the blush on Marinette’s cheeks she would have simply blamed the cool night breeze.
1 & 10 with either Ben or Kylo ???? I can't decide which is better ????
1 and 20 with Benny Boo ;)
Ok we’re going with Ben haha, both cause it works for him and cause all of this + Smuggler Ben = perfection. Hope you guys like it!
Smuggler Ben Solo +
“Tell me princess when did you last let your heart decide?” +
“I keep wishing it could be that way, because my world would be a wonderland.” +
“I have often dreamed of a far off place.”
Leaning on your balcony you sighed, staring off into the night sky with a glimmer in your eyes. Softly you sighed as Ben rested his elbows on the balcony beside you, staring at your dreamily. Your beauty was especially showcased under the moonlight.
“What are you thinking about princess?”
You sighed as you suddenly started feel a weight upon you, “Adventure.”
Ben smirked, “Is that right?”
“I have often dreamed of a far off place.”
“What kind of far off place?”
With a tinge of embarrassment you shrugged, “I don’t know. I’ve never even left this planet. …I don’t know what far off places could possibly look like.”
Ben kept his eyes on you for a moment, realizing how much your mood had changed in realizing your lack of exploration. With how vast the galaxy was, it was certainly a surprise that royalty like you didn’t go to other systems, let alone planets.
“You know…I go to many a far places in the galaxy.”
You turned to him with a subtle grin. You had always loved the stories he told you about the adventures he went on, the trouble he got into. They never ceased to entertain and stun you. His life seemed thrilling.
“Is that so?”
“It is. I’ve seen the swamps of Dagobah, the skyscrapers of Coruscant, the blistering heat of Jakku, the valleys of Tatooine.”
Feeling yourself fall into a dreamy haze at the idea you smiled, “That all sounds wonderful.”
“I could show you them you know. I could take you on the adventure you want.”
Your smile subtly began to fade as you stood up straight, “…I can’t go.”
Ben’s brows furrowed as he followed suit and stood more appropriately.
“Ben I’m the princess here…and one day in the not so distant future the queen. I can’t just leave that all behind.”
Ben gently put his finger under your chin as he watched you pull your arms around yourself.
“But you want to. Admit it (Y/N). You’ve never wanted this life. I know you. …You want more than this.”
Feeling soothed by his voice you softly responded, “Tell me.”
“You want to be free of the constraints of this palace. You want to discover the galaxy, every last corner of it until you take your last breath. You want to feel alive, do things you’d never be allowed to do here. You want to serve the people but you don’t want to be held back because of it. …You might also want me there with you.”
You giggled, “That would make it perfect.”
He smirked as he pressed a soft kiss to your lips. As he pulled away you sighed, looking down once again as he lovingly ran circles over the back of your hand.
“I keep wishing it could be that way, because my world would be a wonderland.”
Ben smiled as he leaned into your line of sight, “It can be. Say the word and I’ll give you your wonderland.”
“Ben you know we can’t-”
Ben put a finger up between you, causing you to pause with knitted brows.
“Tell me princess when did you last let your heart decide?”
You remained silent for a few moments, mulling over the question in your head. Truthfully he had you stumped. You couldn’t remember the last time you made a decision from your heart. Almost everything you did as of late was purely logical, for you and the kingdom. Now however, you wanted nothing more than to discover that feeling of listening to something besides the orders administered to you.
Looking into Ben’s eyes you smiled, “When I met you. …And right now.”
Ben’s brows furrowed again, “Right now?”
You nodded, “Show me the galaxy.”
Ben smiled warmly, “Where would to like to start princess?”