yet very moving

anonymous asked:

I think Harry's team used it to engage the larrie fandom . It was on purpose

This is possible. The timing is quite suspect. I don’t know. We’ll see if anything else comes of it. I am interested to know if it resulted in any sort of spike in sales/streams and what they do next (if anything).


“And Cygnus is right… there!”

“…That’s literally just five stars in a t-shape; how the fuck am I supposed to see a swan out of that?”

How “Happily Ever After” Inspires Pro-Activity Through Classic Storytelling

On May 11, 2017, Disney presented its final showing of “Wishes”, a show that has been kissing guests good night for a good thirteen years, enough to solidify it as a favorite among many Disney Parks fan. Right out of the blue, Disney has announced the conclusion of this show in favor of a brand new show that would be on-par with the other state of the art nighttime extravaganzas around the world at both Disney parks and even rival theme parks. This was, obviously, met with a lot of mix reactions as fans both mourned “Wishes” and reminisced about all the memories they created around the show, but were also ecstatic to see what Disney could create with all the new technology and stories they had at their disposal.

Just a mere 24 hours after “Wishes” bid us farewell, “Happily Ever After” made its grand debut to near universal acclaim. While there were still many detractors that claimed the show had too much flair too it and lacked the warmth and nostalgic sincerity of “Wishes”, the overall reaction has been beyond positive with guests quickly embracing the show as one of the best Disney has created in recent years.

As someone who was there to witness grand its debut, I sense that the overwhelmingly positive reaction deals with more than just nostalgia and that trademark Disney showmanship; “Happily Ever After” may just be one of the most inspiring shows yet, presenting us a Disney that celebrates pro-activity in achieving life goals and ambitions through the celebration of classic and modern stories and characters. It’s a show that doesn’t just represent modern Disney but also the lofty goals and ambitions its guests carry in their hearts and souls each day.

For decades, Disney has received more than their share of criticisms for indirectly implanting unrealistic expectations about life goals in children; from making ANY sort of dream a reality, despite how impossible they may seem, to obtaining true love with just a dance and a kiss. Critics have stated that setting up high expectations at such a young age may create a frustrated adulthood due to the realization that life-long terms and goals take more than just wishing for them.

Many may balk at the idea of fiction influencing youth, but it has been proven that we are emotionally impacted by the stories and characters we are introduced to. We tend to admire fictional heroes than real world ones. This can become a double edged sword in that while we can gain significant life lessons from these characters, we can also take them for granted and only see them at the surface (ie, they are pretty, they gain what they want, therefore it’s what we want, too).

Disney’s modern-day productions, though, have caught onto that, and have slowly evolved to represent that; films like “Frozen” have celebrated love beyond just between a man and a woman, showing us a female lead that becomes queen without marrying a significant other. “Moana” also showed us a young lead that endures a dangerous journey to save her home. Even Merida from Pixar’s “Brave” represents the universal bond between mother and child, something that has been presented in fiction as the evil queen and beautiful princess trope.

These stories have shown us how far we as a society have come; we draw far more inspiration from characters that brave the worst just to get what they want out of their life, often facing many failures before reaching success. That’s not to say that Disney’s classic characters like Snow White and Cinderella can’t be inspiring. On the contrary, they also teach us that compassion and forgiveness are very important. But their stories are, if you were to ask a modern scholar, about being a passive participant in what you want out of life. Not necessarily a bad thing, but don’t represent what audiences believe in nowadays.

With all of that being said, what does all of this have to do with Disney’s two nighttime shows? Well, “Wishes” represented the passive Disney that once told us that believing in wishes and faith could be strong enough to make things a reality, all drawing inspiration from Walt Disney’s masterpiece, “Pinocchio”. The show relished itself in its nostalgic and innocent views on life, with beloved characters wishing out loud their biggest desires, the key word being WISHING, not proactively getting out there to make it happen themselves.

As stated earlier, Disney has shown more progress with its themes and characters. With 2009′s “The Princess and the Frog”, Disney finally stated that it takes more than wishing to make dreams and goals a reality; it also takes courage, determination, sacrifice, and most importantly, pro-activity. So it makes more than enough sense that a new fireworks spectacular would reflect that new Disney, and “Happily Ever After” more than succeeds in that regard thanks to a mix of characters, themes and songs that beautiful reflect that.

The following WILL contain spoilers for the show, so if you are saving your viewing of the show for a future park visit (which I highly recommend witnessing in person as crowd reactions add so much to it), the spoilers will be presented right after the cut.

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Wow! I wonder who actually has the fabfitfun endorsement? Lawson or Josie…and I wonder which one of them is actually getting the kickback? Lawson or Josie?

This is actually very surprising considering that fabfitfun is pretty mainstream, and selective with who they give endorsements to. I’m more surprised Carlin or Alyssa haven’t jumped on the fabfitfun bandwagon yet…

Very interesting move, Lawson. But well played.


You’re my best friend in the world! Yeah, you’re more than that, Jemma.

In this story, I’m alone in the
forest and you’re the deer. You’re
the one startled and staring; I’m
the one trying to edge closer. Step,
step, step, stop. Everything’s
perfect - the light and the way I
feel lucky to have found you. Here
is the choice I have: my heart is in
my hand like a gun and the only
way to have you is to shoot. I love
you in a way that makes me drop
my heart to the ground. I love
you in a way that lets me let go.
—  anne, loving you open-handed
  • *Bart's lab*
  • Sherlock: *enters; sopping wet*
  • Molly: *raises her eyebrows* Whoa, is it raining out?
  • Sherlock: *shivering* No, I jumped into the Thames.
  • Molly: *sighs* Alright, I only asked.
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Molly: ...
  • Molly: *chuckles nervously* You- you're not serious?
  • Sherlock: *nods*
  • Molly: *horrified* Oh my God...why? Why did you do that? Nevermind, I have some towels in my locker... *starts to run out*
  • Sherlock: *grabs her wrist* No. I'm fine.
  • Molly: *swallows* Are things that bad? Because you know there's people you can talk to *touches his arm* there's John and Mary, Mrs. Hudson...your brother. And me.
  • Sherlock: *smiles* You misunderstand. I witnessed...
  • Molly: Witnessed what??
  • Sherlock: *breathes deeply* Someone threw a box of helpless kittens over the side. I counted six in total *rummaging in his coat* Only one of them made it.
  • Molly: *sympathetic* Oh, Sherlock...
  • Sherlock: *removes the tiny kitten* Oscar. If you don't like it, feel free to change it.
  • Molly: *smiles* He's beautiful.
  • Sherlock: And yours.
  • Molly: *hesitates* Oh, no. No, no...I can't-
  • Sherlock: *stroking the kitten* I'm sure you'll take better care of him than his previous owner. This poor orphaned kitten with the black patch of fur over his left eye, making him look like a pirate.
  • Molly: *takes the kitten* You jumped into a dirty river to save some baby cats from drowning.
  • Sherlock: *shivering* Yes.
  • Molly: *sighs* That's not fair. At least give the other men a chance.
  • Sherlock: *smiles*
  • Molly: *gestures at his coat* You're getting my morgue wet.
  • Sherlock: I'd undress but it's cold in here.
  • Molly: *shrugs* I can take you home-
  • Sherlock: *grabs her hand; pulling her out of the morgue* Okay.

Kiki moved into Nest & no one was more excited than Chouette who specially welcomed her as soon as she had settled in.

{ I finished it! The second picture is a close-up so you can see the colors better}

A Chance Meeting in Purgatory || Suleiman & Jaqueline Rousseau

–> diableonyourshoulder

The pounding music reaches him before he’s even in sight of the nightclub and he pauses briefly to consider the sound before continuing on. Normally, Suleiman wouldn’t really be near such an establishment, but several of the refugees he’s helped had mentioned Purgatory once or twice, either to him directly, or he’d overheard conversations as he worked with the wounded. It seemed likely his best bet of finding somewhere that might employ someone like him off the books.

It only takes a few minutes before he’s inside and he looks completely and utterly out of place, clearly not belonging there one bit. As he moves, he holds his staff a little closer to him and yet he’s.. very subtly moving to the pumping bass in the nightclub, almost dancing as he walks, as if the beat is flowing into him and changing his movement patterns. In this manner he makes his way to the bar, clearly intending to question the bartender.