"You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world. "
I’m finally getting a chance to read the #ASongofIceandFire series and I’m already blown away after just the #prologue in #AGameofThrones. I predict many sleepless nights ahead.
Look what came today!! I’m so #excited to start #running in these #minimalist shoes. I’ve got high hope for these babies! #vibram #fivefinger #bikila #IMSOEXCITEDLIKEYOUCANNOTIMAGINE
Gaston really is the most terrifying Disney villain because he could be anyone in the world.
Later he convinces the whole town to set up his wedding with the knowledge that the would-be bride would be thrown into it. Everyone finds his creepy-ass tactics as cute and “boys will be boys” esque. So yeah, he is terrifying.
Yeah, the truly scary thing about Beauty and the Beast isn’t that Gaston exists, but that society fucking loves him. People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get othered by society. People don’t trust the Beast because of the way he looks, which only feeds his anger issues and pushes him further away. Gaston isn’t the only one who criticizes Belle for being bookish, either; the whole town says there must be something wrong with her. And her father gets carted off to a mental asylum for being just a little eccentric.
Howard Ashman, who collaborated on the film’s score and had a huge influence on the movie’s story and themes, was a gay man who died of AIDS shortly after work on the film was completed. If you watch the film with that in mind, the message of it becomes clear. Gaston demonstrates that bullies are rewarded and beloved by society as long as they possess a certain set of characteristics, while nice people who don’t are ostracized. The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.
Notice how the Beast reacts when the whole town comes for him. He’s not angry, he’s sad. He’s tired. And he almost gives up because he has nothing to live for. But then he sees that Belle has come back for him, and suddenly he does. In the original fairy tale, the Beast asks Belle to marry him every night, and the spell is broken when she accepts. In the Disney movie, he waits for her to love him, because he cannot love himself. That’s how badly being ostracized from society and told that you’re a monster all your life can fuck with your head and make you stop seeing yourself as human.
Society rewards the bullies because we’ve been brought up to believe that their victims don’t belong. That if someone doesn’t fit in, then they have to be put in their place, or destroyed. And this movie demonstrates that this line of thinking is wrong. It’s so much deeper than a standard “be yourself” message, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.
Even more reason why Beauty and the Beast is my favorite movie. Well said.
When I was nine years old, Star Trek came on. I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, “Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there’s a black lady on television and she ain’t no maid!”
I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.
— Whoopi Goldberg
I love how these women portray their characters. I love diversity in the media and I adore how they are they’re own women. I look up to you ladies for being wonderful people, great actresses, and quite the inspiration to young women all around.
I am not disappointed at just how incredible I am. It’s okay to be jealous, I’m the Doctor.
But I wish I had been House Targaryen.
Why is this still an issue?
Why are children a deal breaker? Not everyone has drama from a past relationship. Not everyone wants to make a you a ‘mom’ or a ‘dad’ to their kids. Not everyone wants for you to be the provider for the children. Not everyone has hell children. Shouldn’t you get to know the person with children before you start passing judgement. Maybe someone wants to get to know you because a little companionship would be nice. Not everyone wants to marry you immediately. Hell, the best parents won’t even let you MEET their children until they trust you. Everyone deserves a chance. Pass judgment and you could be passing up the best relationship/friendship you’ve ever had. You’d never know it though because you never gave it a chance. I’ll never replace my children’s fathers with another person, not matter how much I wish I could. People make mistakes. Don’t punish them for it, respect them for assuming responsibility and being decent human beings.
You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful— and then you actually talk with them, ad five minutes later they’re dull as a brick. But then there are other people, and you meet them and you think “Not bad, they’re okay”, and then you get to know them and their face sort of becomes them, like their personality’s written all over it; and they just— they turn into something so beautiful.
[Simultaneously with Older Amy]
Rory is the most beautiful man I’ve ever met."
We are never ever getting back together. Like, ever.
"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people"
God I love that shirt.