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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.

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missyay:

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excessivecompulsive:

nazerine:

the anti vaccination movement basically consists of random people with no knowledge of medicine going “I can medicine better than doctors” and it would be hilarious if it wasn’t literally killing people

you dont need vaccines, I havent had any and Im still doing great

wow, what a compelling argument. you’ve got me

in other news, i am still alive therefore death must be a myth

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thismissatomicbomb:

I love how Harry just genuinely likes Luna. Not in a romantic way, but in a “I don’t know how or why but I get you and you get me and I’d be honored to call you a friend and if anyone messes with you I’ll wallop them” kind of a way. I think he just marvels at her level of don’t give a fuck and her absolute sense of self. And then he and Ginny partially name their daughter after her (Lily Luna) and that to me is just fucking precious.

You have to at least ship their friendship.

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62 Things the Avengers are Not Allowed to Do.

  • 1. Tony is not allowed to replace the entire contents of the cafeteria with pop-tarts just because Thor has declared it the ‘food of the gods.’

  • 2. Natasha is not allowed to interrogate new S.H.I.E.L.D. employees and dispose of the ones she deems unworthy.

  • 3. Clint is not allowed to continue insisting that is the final step of the interview process to terrified new hires.

  • 4. Tony is not allowed to broadcast sing-along songs into the Hulk-cage, no matter amusing he finds teaching Hulk “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around”

  • 5. Clint is not allowed to put the security feed of the Hulk’s Teddy Bear dance on Youtube.

  • 6. Bruce is not allowed to hack into personnel files to look up blackmail material on Director Fury.

  • 7. Tony is not allowed to insist that he’s already done so and that Fury’s middle name is Rainbow Sprinkles…. Because it isn’t.

  • 8. Thor is not allowed to be naked at Headquarters. Ever.

  • 9. Steve is not allowed to address any female S.H.I.E.L.D. agents as ‘little lady,’ ‘broad,’ or ‘dame.’ It only ends in getting slapped.

  • 10. Agent Coulson’s name isn’t “Mom.”

  • 11. Director Fury should never again be addressed as “Dad”

  • 12. Agent Hill is not the Avenger’s wicked stepmother.

  • 13. Clint is not allowed to lurk in the shadowy rafters spying on people, unless specifically instructed to do so for an official S.H.I.E.L.D. sanctioned mission.

  • 14. ‘Operation Irritate the Fuck Out of Nick Fury’ is not an official mission, no matter what Tony or Natasha say to the contrary.

  • 15. Debriefings should not be preceded by tequila shots.

  • 16. Debriefings should not be followed by tequila shots.

  • 17. There are to be no shots of any kind during debriefings.

  • 18. Thor and Hulk will wait to fight until after the battle is over.

  • 19. Tony Stark is not God’s gift to women.

  • 20. The Avengers do not need matching uniforms.

  • 21. Tony and Bruce are not allowed to have a contest to see who can make a bigger “boom” in the lab.

  • 22. Thor is not allowed to join in and make the biggest boom with his hammer.

  • 23. The Avengers will not be celebrating Steve’s 94th birthday.

  • 24. The laboratory is not Tony and Bruce’s ‘Super Secret Genius Clubhouse.’ They are not allowed to bar entry to employees based on IQ test results.

  • 25. The Avengers are not making a promotional pin-up calendar. Or a sex tape.

  • 26. Iron Man is not making a promotional pin-up calendar. Or a sex tape.

  • 27. Tony Stark is not making a promotional pin-up calendar. Or a sex tape.

  • 28. Thor is not allowed to ‘bring down the wrath of Odinson’ on the person who ate the last package of pop-tarts.

  • 29. Pants are not optional at team meetings.

  • 30. ‘Pepper said it was okay’ is not a good enough reason to defy a director order from command.

  • 31. The words “What’s the worst that could happen?” are never to be uttered on a mission ever again.

  • 32. MC Hammer did not write Thor a theme song.

  • 33. Gumby is not the love child of Bruce Banner and Reed Richards.

  • 34. Natasha and Clint are not allowed to impersonate members of the clergy ever again. Ever.

  • 35. Blasting ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ at top volume into Bruce’s room on loop overnight is not an effective way to suppress the Hulk.

  • 36. Hawkeye is not sitting in the rafters waiting to pick off people playing Galaga on their computer during work hours.

  • 37. Tony is not allowed to bribe Natasha and Clint to physically, emotionally or psychologically torture General Ross for being ‘a great big douchebucket’ and ‘being mean to Brucie-kins.’

  • 38. Steve is ‘Captain America’ not ‘Captain New York and those 49 other, lesser states.’

  • 39. ‘Hulk SMASH!’ is not an effective diplomatic policy.

  • 40. Tony is not allowed to buy the Dodgers and move them back to Brooklyn to apologize for lighting Steve’s hair on fire.

  • 41. The phrase ‘Trust me, I’m a doctor’ never leads anywhere good.

  • 42. It is not funny to dare Bruce to drink three quarts of green food coloring before a urine test.

  • 43. Steve is not to be introduced as ‘Captain Tightpants’ or ‘The All-American Virgin.’

  • 44. The Avengers do not ‘charge into battle, naked like the Celts.’ Except for The Hulk. Sometimes.

  • 45. Natasha’s glare is not in fact fatal. Tony is not allowed to continue implying that it is.

  • 46. Tony is not allowed to convince Bruce to help him make death ray goggles so that it will be.

  • 47. The Avengers are not allowed to overthrow the American government, just because they didn’t like the results from the last election.

  • 48. The Avengers are not allowed to overthrow any government, without checking in with S.H.I.E.L.D. first.

  • 49. Clint is not allowed to sell Thor any ‘magic beans.’

  • 50. Natasha and Clint are not allowed to try to sell Tony to another planet, even if they are promised really cool new weapons in exchange.

  • 51. Tony and Bruce are not allowed to go to any science conferences without a chaperone.

  • 52. A robot Tony built does not count as a chaperone.

  • 53. Nikola Tesla is not a vampire being held in the bowels of S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters.

  • 54. Tony and Bruce are not allowed to go searching for him in the name of Science!

  • 55. Clint’s super-power is not ‘being super-annoying.’

  • 56. The following words and phrases are never to be uttered over communication devices during an active mission ever again:

    “Exploring sexuality,” “Necrophilia,” “It’s getting hot in herr, so take off all your clothes,” “I hate everyone on this mission and I wish they’d die in a fire,” “Nick Fury can go suck on a big bag of sausages,” references to Bruce’s giant stash of weed, mention of anyone’s erection, or “Shawarma.”

  • 57. If it makes Tony giggle for more than 30 seconds, it isn’t allowed.

  • 58. If it makes Natasha crack a smile, it’s probably illegal.

  • 59. Thor taking Jane to see Asgard does not count as an alien abduction. Clint should stop referring to it as such.

  • 60. Just because Bruce agreed to work in Tony’s lab, does not mean he needs to get a “Property of Stark Industries” tattoo.

  • 61. Tony is not allowed to design a robot to draw said tattoo on Bruce when he falls asleep in the lab.

  • 62. Post-mission reports to Director Fury should not start out ‘So let me explain…’

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