Seventeen things you have to learn for yourself
as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Pansexual
or otherwise Queer youth
by the time you are seventeen.
One is that the first Pride was a riot
I don’t mean that it was full of laughter, or that it was some grand party
where everyone spiraled up to dance among the stars
because the only glittering that night
was broken glass on cobblestones.
The first Pride was a riot
on the backstreets of New York
and they never tell us
The only protest
in a decade full of turmoil
where the cops had to hide out in the bar they raided
and run from shouting rioters
who fought to reclaim the only patch of ground they had ever claimed as theirs
the first Pride was a riot,
and two, around the same time it took place
it was a debated topic in the gay community
whether or not they should say
that they weren’t mentally ill
which, three, homosexuality was removed
from the American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental illnesses
all it took was a vote to declare that, whoops, we were never mentally ill
except, four, there are still teenagers being tortured today
in what some dare blaspheme as “therapy”
used to destroy their self-identity
in the hopes of making them normal.
except, four, the queer community still carries overwhelmingly high rates for poverty and homelessness and depression.
Did you know that, five,
over half the children forced into conversion therapy
And six, that lesbians
were regarded as “hangers-on”
of the movement
by much of the gay community
before the AIDS crisis?
Because it turns out, seven can wear a rainbow on your shirt
and still be a bigot.
There are people who stick rainbows in their ears
or wear them on their fingers
or slap them across their cheeks in badges of defiance
and will still hate you for the color of your skin
or the size of your thighs
or your gender
or the way you like to kiss two or more genders
or none of the above.
Don’t ask me why this happens
it just does
I think it might be that we’ve all been taught to hate ourselves
for so damn long
that we don’t understand what to do
in a space with no hate.
Or maybe it’s that the space seems too small, because
eight, there are people who will tell you that you are not enough
that you do not reach the magical benchmark of “gay enough” to pass through the gate even
when you are some flavor of the rainbow other than straight-out gay.
eight, this is bullshit
eight, those people are bullshit.
eight, you are enough.
eight, there is always enough room.
nine, there is no overarching “homosexual agenda”
we’re all kind of flailing along in here trying to figure out some way to make it work
when most of us have nothing in common
except that society looked at us in different ways and decided we didn’t fit
so we could all go be misfits together
under one big rainbow flag
but just so you know, ten, there are plenty of other flags
there is one for you, I promise
and eleven, misfits may not all need the same things
but we need to stick together, especially in a world where
twelve—refer to point seven—there are lesbians who hate other lesbians
for having the audacity to be born in a body
that everyone looked at and saw “boy”
which brings me to
thirteen, there is so much to understand.
fourteen, you need to understand
because we need to stick together
and to stick together we do not have to be the same but we do have to understand
and it will be hard because
you were probably thrown into this world with no warning because
fifteen, being queer is not genetic and we are not unique among minorities
in that we collect our heritage through broken bits of history and research in a world constantly working to make those misfit bits go away
but we are unique in that when we try to prove our legacy
we can be laughed down
or flat out ignored
but I swear to you
you have a history as old as Alexander the Great
as beautiful as Sappho
as dignified as Abraham Lincoln
and as proud as Eleanor Roosevelt.
But even with that behind us
they have always watched us die.
because even though the bystander effect is bullshit, sixteen
Kitty Genovese was a lesbian, sixteen
Ronald Reagan is a mass murderer, sixteen
our children, your brothers and sisters and siblings of all stripes and all colors and sexualities and genders are being murdered
Sixteen, there is an entire generation of gay and bisexual men
missing from history
because the government chose to do nothing
when they were dying by the thousands.
sixteen, we died from the disease and died from going back into the closet and died for staying there and died for coming out,
sixteen, they laughed at us because they believed god was punishing us for daring to love,
sixteen, ashes of your forerunners rest on the lawn of the White House because
SIXTEEN, THEY HAVE ALWAYS WATCHED US DIE.
you are allowed
to be angry.
You do not have to be one of the nice gays
or one of the nice trans people
or sweet or kind or educate the rest of the world in something less than a yell
you are allowed to be so furious it scalds your bones
at the way we are forgotten
and passed over
at the way, as soon as June becomes July
we are expected
to go back to dying in silence
and mourning our dead
and kissing all alone
when no one can be offended
at the sight of us.
You are allowed to be angry
and scream down the stars
to shatter like broken glass at your feet
because you know what?
The first Pride
was a riot.
there aren’t enough of these so I’ve decided to add my own because why the hell not.
Percy -mutherfuckin- Jackson
His username would be super basic like BabyPoseidon or something.
His video’s would all be about random stories he would make up like “HOW TO SURVIVE AN ANGRY GIRLFRIEND” and Annabeth would be in the thumbnail just flipping the bird to Percy as he runs down the street.
“How I Got Kicked Out of (another) Walmart” would be his most viewed videos because he’s been kicked out of multiple Walmarts.
her channel name would be like Do-It-With-Money instead of like Do-It-Yourself because she doesn’t understand the points or diys but she does them anyway
You wouldn’t fuck with her
she’d be that one YouTuber kinda like a DIY girl except at the end she’d let Leo set everything on fire because When in the world am I going to need an edible phone case.
in most of the backgrounds during her filming you would either A) hear Percy or B) see him running down the hallway to fuck with her filming.
“How to Bury Your Boyfriend’s Body” would be her most viewed video because it’s fucking hilarious
she’d be the new Thomas Sanders.
Do i need to put anything else because i don’t think i do
he’d be the new Bill Nye the Science Guy
except either Piper or Percy would be with him at all times and they’d either almost burn his house down or almost kill a gerbil
“PERCY I SAID NO GERBIL WHAT THE FUCK WHERE DID YOU EVEN GET A - YOU KNOW WHAT I DON’T WANNA KNOw”
he’d try and do makeup tutorials but Piper would come in half-way and just do it for him
She’d do the makeup halloween things but
she’d also be the biggest motherfucking prankster ever
Leo would frequently help her put freaking baby powder in Jason’s hair dryer
“Why I Might Need a New Identity” is her most viewed video because she almost burns down a Target bathroom
He’d be the new gamer and also prankster
he’d say this game isn’t scary and then promptly fall out of his chair
Calypso would be in the background just like im dating this dumbass
he’d also have a weekly cooking show with Calypso where she tries to take it seriously but he’d just like let’s ADD SOME GUMMYBEARS TO THE LASAGNA
I don’t think Frank would have one he’d be too busy volunteering at animal shelters and shit
but he is in 99% of Hazel’s videos
its practically a collab channel at this point
he’d be the angsty gay one
except he wouldn’t come out
in a Q+A one of the questions would be When are we gonna meet your girlfriend and he’d just fuckin DIE OF LAUGHTER
“Do i honestly even look straight to you guys? I mean, phan is a thing right?”
Im sorry but i have to add Will
because he’d be the one to nurture people on health but in the stupidest ways possible like
Way To Not Die #782: Don’t drink Cyanide. Just, don’t? PLease?
He’d be in a secret relationship with Nico and everyone ships them
they’d always show up in the background of each other’s videos doing the stupidest shit ex: shooting a bow and arrow at a china cabinet or pretending to be a stripper
whenever Nico would call him while recording Will would pick up and just scream “WADDUP BITCH”
And if he was still recording when Nico got home Nico would either A) kick over his tripod or B) dump a bucket of something on his head
I tried to sketch out what I remember about the Voldy AR robes in HPCC! There’s a high collared shirt that buttons down, and the robes have a wide top flap thingie (whatever they’re called). The hem is shorter and the fabric is waaaay heavier than the light floaty/flappy material used for the original Hogwarts robes. All in all it just looks really restricting and tight. (also can we appreciate how thin Scorpius looks in his skinny pants? His legs look even skinnier in the Voldy timeline. Poor guy.) I’ll have to pay closer attention this Friday for more details on the robes and especially on the back, but yes! Have this for now! :D
Draco: Okay so we’re in our little room and in bed and we– we start fooling around. And I remind him to put up the Privacy and Silencing Spells because I’d left my wand in my robes.
Harry: *groans louder*
Draco: And I don’t know what the fuck he did, or rather didn’t do, but the next morning, Molly cornered him in the pantry to have a little talk–
Harry: *rocking back and forth with his face still covered*
Draco: *tamping down on his laughter* And she asks him whether he’s even in a real relationship with me or is simply using this as a chance to– to ‘punish me for my past’– *snorts accidentally* And Harry being the dim-witted simpleton that he is, just stood there blinking at her because he genuinely didn’t get what she meant. And then she tells him, and these are the words Harry said she used–
Harry: *now muffling high-pitched shrieks into his hands*
Draco: *gasping past his laughter* She tells him, “Harry, dear, I really don’t mean to pry but it sounded like you were trying to kill the poor boy up there! Arthur and I could hear you all the way downstairs in the living room!”
Harry: *croaking* And then it got worse! You made it worse!
Draco: *laughing helplessly now* I swear it wasn’t intentional, I honestly didn’t see her there, she was way inside the pantry!
Harry: *screeching* Why did you even have to say those things?!
Draco: *clutching his stomach* I always say stuff like that after we fuck!
Harry: H-he walked into the kitchen and fucking announced, loudly, “Dammit, Harry, my arse hurts–
Draco: *adds along* –and I can barely even walk!” *dissolves into laughter once more*
Harry: *miserably* Mrs. Weasley couldn’t look me in the eye for months afterwards, it’s really not funny!
Draco: *lying across Harry’s lap as he heaves soundlessly* It hurts, please, my stomach hurts, oh god–
Hunk: And we’re back with Voltron’s resident leader, Shiro Shirogane!
Shiro: My name is Takashi.
Lance: Shiro joins us with his pet robot, Rover.
Shiro: This isn’t mine. It’s Pidge’s robot.
Hunk: Very nice, very nice.
Lance: Now, I understand Rover can eat over 100 inches of fibreoptic wire per day.
Hunk: Whew, that’s impressive!
Shiro: I don’t think robots eat wire…
Lance: What do they eat?
Shiro: I don’t know. Electricity? Maybe? I have no idea.
Hunk: Mm. That’s disappointing.
Lance: Yeah, that’s not good.
Shiro: Look, what is going on here? I was studying for our next mission and you guys walk in, you hand me pidge’s pet robot and then you tell me to smile for the folks at home. I mean, what folks at home?
Hunk and Lance: *laughter* Ooh.
Hunk: Let’s to Keith to check in with the weather!
It’s not because of the Beast. It’s because Lot C is in the
very back of campus, way too far from Everything of Importance. You’d have to
walk a quarter mile before you reached anywhere that sells coffee, almost a
mile to the library. The nearest structure is a low sprawl of administrative
buildings, but even they don’t park in Lot C after dark. They come to work early,
and leave before sunset.
It was a bitch to get my meal card replaced when I’d lost it.
They kept shutting down that stretch of slumped old admin offices before I’d
finished with my afternoon Physics Lab. My lab partner would laugh at me.
“You’ll have to eat out of the trash again. Poor Moonie.
Soon enough you’ll turn into a raccoon,” she would coo at me, an unattractive
smirk wrinkling her nose.
I didn’t like the way she said it. I didn’t like a lot of
things she said. Sometimes I felt like she wished bad things to happen to me,
just so she could snicker at my misfortune. I think it was her smile that did
it. Whenever she smiled, I got the feeling she knew something that I didn’t.
She liked it that way.
I didn’t mind it too much. The one thing she didn’t know was
Hi can you please write something with Jughead
about that it’s your first time sleeping together (not sex just sleeping) and
you get a nightmare? But you get all embarrassed and don’t want to talk about
it but then he comforts you. thank you xx
loved writing about this, I like the idea of just cuddling since I still see
Jughead as asexual (Can cuddle with you), but hey everyone has their opinions
on this subject, but no he is not asexual in this. I’ll take this time to say I do not write smut sorry.
Hopefully you guys enjoy this one since I got like over 100 notes on my last
Jughead imagine which I didn’t think it was going to get that much, but thank
you guys for liking and reblogging it really means a lot to me.
Reader parents are away and she invites Jughead over.
I had inspiration for the nightmare form American Horror Story: Coven.
Jughead hates Netflix
“(Y/N)!” you’re parents called out as you rushed to see them
in the kitchen.
“Yeah, mom and dad?” You asked them.
“Your dad and I have to take a trip on the weekend and we
can’t take you, you’re going to be alone, no monkey business” You mother
“Promise” You motioned your right hand against your heart.
It was now Friday morning as you were getting ready for
school, that your parents called out for you and you ran downstairs
remember to lock all the doors and windows” your dad claimed.
“I will, dad promise” as you reached in for a hug.
“We left you some cash in the drawer and deposited some in
your bank account” your mom comforted you as she gave you a kiss on the cheek.
“Geez, mom are you leaving for a weekend trip or are you
gonna start a new life and leave me stranded alone in the horror of a small
town that is Riverdale?” you mocked your mother.
“Stay safe baby” your parents chimed in at the same time as
they exited the front door and you went up to your room to finish up before you
grabbed your backpack and locked the door of course and rushed to school.
As you entered Riverdale High, you searched for your friends
in the crowded hallway and made your way to them.
“What took you so long?” Betty announced.
“Parents went on a weekend “business” trip” you told them
while motioning your fingers as quotes “they gave me the stay safe, killer on
the loose, no parties speech” you added on.
“Damn, I was about to ask you throw one” Kevin chuckled
knowing you, you would never dare to throw a party unless your parents
“They would never find out (Y/N), let’s do it!” Ronnie
“Oh you are so new to Riverdale” Kevin addressed putting his
hand on Veronica’s shoulder.
“What? Don’t tell me you’re that much of a goodie-good girl”
Veronica questioned you.
“She’s a saint” Archie blurted.
“More than Betty?” Veronica continued as Betty smiled.
“No” Jughead spoke up with a smirk on his face making
everyone go into a fit of laughter.
“God, I didn’t mean it like that” Jughead retorted as you
blushed and he reached to grab your hand.
“I’d like to think Betty and I take risks when the risk
taking needs to happen” you admitted to your friends with a smile.
“Take the risk (Y/N)” Kevin and Ronnie spoke in sync.
“Not worth it” you apologized “I can barely stand these
losers at school, why would I invite them to my home” you continued as Archie,
Kevin and Veronica sighed.
“How about tomorrow you guys just come chill at my house, a
little friend get-together, my parents wouldn’t mind my friends” you commented.
“A loophole, you daredevil” Kevin complimented as you gave
them a devilish smirk and they all nodded.
The school bell rang and your friends went their ways to get
“Hey Jug” you cooed as he turned to see you as you guys made
your way to your classes “How about you come over after school and we could
watch a movie” you confessed.
“A home date, deal” he answered and kissed your cheek as he
let your hand go and you both parted ways to your classes.
As school ended, you made your way to Jughead leaning
against your locker.
“Hey, you ready?” You spoke as Jughead planted a kiss on
your lips and grabbed you by the hand.
“How about I go grab a movie and you order the food and we
meet at your house, please no Netflix” Jughead declared as you both walked out
of school and you chuckled at his comment.
“Fine, Netflix hater, Pops burgers or pizza?” you replied at
your boyfriend Jughead.
“Both” Jughead chuckled and you laughed.
“Okay, I’ll order you both, but grab like three movie
choices” you declared as you parted ways.
You picked up the burgers and shakes from Pops and walked
home to wait for the pizza delivery.
A few minutes later the pizza arrived and so you started
getting the living room ready for your movie date with Jughead.
“Coming in!” Jughead clarified while opening the door to
your house making his way to the living room.
“I brought (Y/F/M), (Jughead’s favorite movie) (Both yours
& Jughead’s favorite movie)” Jughead acknowledged and you smiled at him.
“See these amazing films are not on Netflix” Jughead
retorted and you giggled at his comment.
“Oh Juggie, Netflix doesn’t care about your modernizing
problems, they’re subscribers beat you” you sassed him as you picked the first
You guys enjoyed the delicious food and movies, you didn’t
even realize you both knocked out cuddling on the couch. Although you started
shifting too much and sweat started creeping your forehead. Jughead woke up
from your squirming and began to worry he shook you so you could wake up. You
opened your eyes and were breathing very heavily.
“(Y/N) are you okay? Did you have a nightmare?” Jughead
questioned you worriedly.
“Oh no, I’m fine Juggie” You blurted out embarrassed about
telling him about your nightmare.
“Oh c’mon (Y/N/N), you were squirming and sweating, I swear
I won’t laugh, I’m here for you babe” Jughead confirmed smiling at you and
giving you a kiss on your hand.
“Okay, but you can’t laugh” You confessed while blushing,
telling him your nightmare, where Jughead kept breaking up with you and that
same clip played over and over and wouldn’t stop.
Jughead gave you a smile and kissed you on the lips and you
“I’m not letting you go, especially not in mine or your
dreams” Jughead reassured you “Also I shouldn’t have let you eat that much”
Jughead added with a small chuckle.
“You’d like that wouldn’t you, that way you’d have more” you
added on and you both started laughing.
It was late and you didn’t want Jughead out there, with a
killer on the loose, so you made a fort in your living room and fell asleep,
cuddling each other to sleep and you questioned why you both never did this
before since you felt safer in his arms.
A/N: This gif blurb is thought of as being part of the LwR Universe but it can be read by everyone. It takes place 3 months after AJ’s birth at JiB 2016 - Gif submitted by @percywinchester27
Jensen turned to his right to face the next fan in line for questions, sending the rather nervous looking girl a calming smile.
“Hi I’m Sabrina and I just wanted to say congratulation on your little girl,” she stuttered, making Jensen smile widely at the thought of the newest addition to his family.
“Thank you so much,” Jensen responded, watching the girl shift nervously on her feet.
“Actually my question is about Y/N. We know she isn’t doing panels this year but there were some rumours she is still here?” Sabrina looked everywhere but at Jensen when she finished her question and he couldn’t help but smile. He knew she worried she was overstepping a line but actually Jensen loved the affection the fans had for Y/N. He knew they had been disappointed in her not taking active part in the convention, but he had agreed with her decision since it hadn’t been more than 3 months since she gave birth to their youngest daughter AJ.
“She is yes. We are visiting Y/N’s mom when we leave the convention, but she is back in our room with the girls resting. Going from waddling around pregnant to chasing after Becca has been hard on her,” Jensen smirked as the audience awed and laughed. Their amusement gave him the courage to push his luck a little further.
“As it turns out AJ also has Y/N’s temper and lungs so there is a lot of calming down a feisty baby these days,” Jensen grinned, before frowning as the audience erupted into cheers. Jensen quickly followed their line of sight to see Y/N standing at the side of the stage with her arms crossed over her chest, sending him her best bitch face with a still amused glimmer in her eyes.
“Shit. Looks like I am in trouble,” Jensen pulled a face looking back at the audience, just as Daniela handed Y/N a mic, with a huge smile on her face.
Y/N uncrossed her arms and pressed on hand against her hip, glaring at her husband as she started speaking, “so this is how my husband talks about me when I am not around? I think I need to start watching panels on youtube.”
Jensen faked panic, making a roar of laughter erupt from the crowd. Jensen turned towards Y/N and send her his best innocent smile, making her smile back at him as he spoke, “I love you sweetheart.”
“Yeah, yeah,” Y/N shook her head at him, “you’re changing diapers for a week.” She warned with a raised finger before leaving the stage laughing as Jensen’s real slightly panicked voice sounded behind her, mixed with the crowds laughter.
Summary: Bucky thought you liked guys like that Chris Evans actor guy, and thought he didn’t stand a chance.
Bucky strolled into the TV room dressed in sweats and a gray muscle tank, metal arm running through his hair as he marveled at the scene in front of him.
(Y/N) was settled comfortably on an oversized bean bag, wearing a large knitted sweater and a Captain America themed throw over her. Her hair was up in a messy bun as her attention stayed unwaveringly on the television before her.
Bucky felt his cheeks heat up as he let the thought of having this scene in front of him all to himself. He has always secretly wished for a simple domestic life, he wanted it slow, he wanted it mundane. And more than often, he wished that is was with her and maybe a little more than one or two tiny Buckys and tiny (Y/N)s to complete this picture perfect family.
At that thought, Bucky found himself with a silly grin hung on his face as the sound on the TV snapped him out of his reverie.
Bucky’s attention shifted to what was playing in front of (Y/N). It was an interview segment of this actor who was just in the midst of laughing at something the host said as his hands grabbed the left side of his chest. His eyes fleeted over to (Y/N) and he sees her look at the screen intently, her eyes showing great admiration for the man on the screen. His eyebrows furrowed, an unsettling feeling bubbled across his chest.
Clearing his throat loudly, Bucky strolled past (Y/N) to the kitchen. The sound caught (Y/N)’s attention as she turned around and saw Bucky rummaging through the fridge.
“Bucks!” she called out, a hint of adoration in her eyes. A look Bucky missed. “Hey, doll.” Bucky drawled, face still buried in the fridge, hoping the cool air would help soothe his red face.
Oh god she can’t tell I’m nervous from my voice can she?
(Y/N) stared at Bucky’s back and her inner voice let out a squeal, her face tinted pink. She shook her head slightly, her cold hands on her cheeks as she tried to collect her thoughts.
“Would you like to join me? It’s a pretty interesting movie.” (Y/N) questioned, her voice hopeful.
Bucky wanted to say no and hurry back into his room to calm his unsteady heart but as he turned and met (Y/N) hopeful eyes. His heart melted.
“Okay. Scoot over doll.” came Bucky’s reply.
I don’t think I can ever say no to you doll.
The two settled on the couch, (Y/N) draped her throw over the both of them and snuggled into the warmth. As she shuffled around to try and find a comfortable position, her cold thighs brushed against Bucky’s. His grip on the bottled water he was holding tightened as he tried hard to control his growing blush.
The movie played on, lights from the screen illuminating their faces. Bucky’s eye flitted over to (Y/N)’s face as he takes in her entire form, bundled in the throw, eyes wide.
“He is so dreamy…” (Y/N) let out a soft sigh.
Hearing that, Bucky’s eyebrows furrowed despite his best efforts at a poker face. He followed her gaze and settled on a blonde actor on the screen.
How is he dreamy. Please. God, I just want to smack the smirk off his face.
Bucky squared his shoulders and asked gruffly “You like guys like that?”
(Y/N)’s eyes stayed fixed on the screen as she replied, “I suppose so. I mean most people would?”
Snapping his head forward, Bucky’s eyes narrowed on the man, Johnny Storm; what a dumb name.
Once the movie ended, Bucky walked (Y/N) back to her room like a true 40s gentleman. He bid her goodnight with a small smile on his face and once her door clicked close, he hastily took determined steps back to his room.
Clicking on the browser on his laptop, he tried to recall how to use the contraption as (Y/N) has thought him before.
The illuminated screen blared at him and Bucky swiftly scanned through all the information, mumbling under his breath, eyebrows scrunched up, his mouth a tight line.
Johnny Storm. Chris Evans.
Early next morning, Bucky dragged himself into the open kitchen, his face showing his lack of rest. A loud laughter broke him out of his tired trance and he looked towards where the sound was from.
Sat in the kitchen was (Y/N) and Steve, a neat stack of pancakes and hot coffee were on the tabletop between the two. They were facing each other as Steve said something that caused a laughter to bubble out of (Y/N).
Bucky’s heart couldn’t help but constrict tightly at the scene in front of him as his thought fleeted back to the night before. (Y/N)’s comment about Johnny Storm - Chris Evans replayed in loops in his mind like how it kept him awake all night.
He let out a defeated sigh and looked up only to see Steve, his best pal, and his mind couldn’t help but let the thought of how Steve looks exactly like Chris Evans creep into his mind.
Bucky’s heart sunk at that as he looked at Steve and (Y/N), conflicting emotions of jealousy and resignation eating at him.
In the midst of Bucky’s deep thoughts, Steve and (Y/N) noticed Bucky’s downcast, their chatter dying down to silence.
Steve wasn’t as dense as everyone thought he was. He knew of Bucky’s crush on (Y/N). Even if he was a little dense, it would be nearly impossible to miss the look Bucky had on his face every time he was near the girl, that giddy smile, a soft gaze he sported. Every time they were on a mission and (Y/N) was out of Bucky’s sight, Steve noticed the little mistakes he made as his eye scanned the mess before them, trying to look for any sign of her.
Steve wasn’t Bucky’s best friend for nothing, he knew that Bucky was upset about how close (Y/N) and he was. It was purely platonic but Bucky was a like a dense block of wood who refused to accept that fact.
A smile knowing smile was on Steve’s face as he looks at (Y/N) and Bucky; (Y/N concerned gaze at Bucky’s downcast look. He shook his head lightly at how dense his friends were as he placed the empty plate into the sink, making his way back to his room.
“Bucky, are you okay?” (Y/N) asked with a soft voice.
Bucky looked up only to see that she has already made her way to him, her hand resting on Bucky’s metal one.
He instinctively pulled his hand away from her warm ones, leaving (Y/N) grasping air. A slither of hurt could not be contained and (Y/N) awkwardly pulled her hand back.
With a shaky smile, she moved away from Bucky’s side and started to walk back to the comforts of her room.
Bucky was never one to miss a thing about (Y/N). And he definitely did not miss the hurt shown on her face.
As he heard (Y/N)’s footsteps move further away from him, he let out a small voice saying, “Chris Evans. You like guys like him right? Steve seems like the sort.”
Taking in the question, (Y/N) spun around so quick, almost losing her footing.
“Who is Chris Evans? What has Steve got to do with this?” she asked incredulously, a confused look on her.
Bucky looked up to meet her eyes as he explained himself, “Johnny Storm. Didn’t you say you like guys like him? Steve seems pretty similar.”
His mumbled answer was met with a soft laughter as (Y/N) replied: “I didn’t mean it in any other way other than as someone who was watching a good movie.”.
Downcast eyes lit up with hope as Bucky gaze met with (Y/N). He took a few big steps towards her, his tall stature giving (Y/N) a sense of comfort and security.
Both hands cradled her face lightly, his thumb running across her cheeks.
“I can’t run away from this anymore doll. I’ve got to say this. I was jealous. My heart hurts when I hear you talk about another man. My hands clench unknowingly when I see you another man. Give me a chance? Let me take you out on a date? Mm?” Bucky asked, he eyes were sincere and soft, never leaving (Y/N)’s.
(Y/N) took a small step closer to him and pulled Bucky towards him by his shirt.
“7 PM. I’m picking dessert. And we’re splitting the bill.” (Y/N) answered as she left a quick peck on his cheeks.
A silly grin hung on his face as he looked at her retreating figure.
I guess I’m okay with never being able to say no to you. Always.
It has been awhile and I hope everyone enjoys this!
He wants to know everything. How you got hurt. Who hurt you. Where you got hurt. Was it one of his brothers? LEO NEEDS TO KNOW OKAY GIVE HIM THE ANSWERS THIS POOR BABY IS WORRIED SICK ABOUT YOU. You could probably get special treatment out of him for days.
Like Leo, Raph wants to know everything, and if it WAS someone who hurt you, you best believe hE’S GOING OUT THERE AND KICKING SOME MOTHERFUCKING ASS BECAUSE NO ONE HURTS HIS QUEEN AND GETS AWAY WITH IT OKAY SOMEONE DISRESPECTS YOU THEY DISRESPECT HIM
“Babe, sweetie, honey, cutie, LET ME JUST LOOK AT IT PLEASE”
“DONNIE NO I’M FINE” Dr. Donnie is on the case. don’t want that to get infected do we. He’ll also give you the specialist of treatment and totally make you wrap up in blankets w hot coco (even if you have just a bruise.) and for his own piece of mind, just let him look at it.
Funny faces, kisses, cuddles and aLL OF THE JOKES YOU COULD ASK FOR BECAUSE THIS BABE KNOWS THAT LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE. I MEAN LOOK AT HIM YOU’RE TELLING ME HE WONT TRY HIS HARDEST TO MAKE YOU FEEL 100X BETTER
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)
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.