it took me like 3 minutes to process the fact that this wasnt cgi 

’The Lion King’ Writer Is Not A Fan Of Disney’…

’The Lion King’ Writer Is Not A Fan Of Disney’s Live-Action Remakes:

courtesy of @the-la-la-landerr

Roses and Lavender

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Elena is the subject of emotional abuse, forced to become a servant in her own home at the age of ten after being orphaned and left with a cruel stepmother.

Isabelle bears the burden of social ostracisation and the unwanted attentions of a man with both societal and physical power over her, while trying to realise who she truly is.

Kit is grappling with the inevitability of his father’s death, and the responsibility that he has to his country – and his heart.

Adam is cursed, doomed to live a half-life between humanity and beastliness, unless he can learn to love another and earn their love in return.

Four lives; alone, trapped by social convention, fear, and prejudice. But when their paths meet, the possibility of a happy ending for all is realised for the first time, if they can only be kind and courageous enough to see it.

Words: 1027, Chapters: 1/?, Language: English

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Season 2: Beast is the New Black

Cat and Tess head to the cemetery to dig around the Keller brothers’
headstones, and Tess and Cat briefly discuss JT. Tess didn’t want to flaunt the
fact she could have a normal thing with JT while Cat still suffered the
consequences of loving a beast.Catherine doesn’t judge; she’s more focused on
fixing Vincent’s situation. Tess brings up all the logical flaws with the gem
as a solution, but Cat can’t hear it. Tess offers reassurances that she knows
they’ll overcome, and admits she’s personally struggling because she just
doesn’t know how to help. After digging for a while, they find the gem plus
some money and a passport in one of the graves.. It’s funny how Tess feels that
she needs to explain herself to Cat; as if Cat is in a position to judge
anyone, and she herself says so. I do love Tess’s pep talk as she realizes that
Catherine is feeling vulnerable and unsure of the reality she and Vincent are
facing (yes, they are EPIC!!!!) and the way she admits her own feelings of
helplessness and that Cat and JT are very important people in her life.

Season 2: Beast is the New Black

Tess and JT arrive separately as Cat comes out of prisoner’s intake. JT is
too worried about his best friend’s arrest and he clearly doesn’t have the
energy to cover up his transportation methods. Catherine asks for help and give
them an update. JT still has trouble believing Gabe and during a rant, blurts
out that he and Tess slept together right in front of Gabe and Cat!. And yes,
even with the amount of tension… it was sort of funny. Poor JT, too stress!
I love JT’s
line: “playing both sides”,he is the only one who is very suspicious
of Gabe through entire episode. And the way Gabe looks at Tess at the end of
the awkward scene where JT, before running away, reveals that he has been
getting some action and Tess is involved, is priceless!

Season 2: Beast is the New Black

Gabe reaches out to his contacts at the D.A. office. Gabe making himself
useful is something that always sounds suspicious to me. Maybe, at the moment,
Gabe was actually trying to help Catherine catch the person responsible for
Vincent’s arrest……😡

Season 2: Beast is the New Black

CATHERINE: I ’m not gonna stop asking until you tell me and that
could get me in trouble. Your brother’s
I’m very intuitive.

When Catherine asked Vincent where is the gem in code so the cop and the
doctor could not  notice it, he mumbled
because he has that medical thing in his mouth , i thought he would repeat it
when he gets it out of his mouth but Catherine understood that it is in his
brother’s grave ! Also that snarky cop who was Vincent  jail handler (and who  was getting on my nerves) was astonished and
thinked it was a bit odd ! Dumb-ass!

Season 2: Beast is the New Black

CATHERINE: Talk about what makes you feel calm. Is it… the sound of the
ocean, a sunset, a special gem? Just tell me where it is in your mind. Is it on
a tropical island? A houseboat? A dungeon?

VINCENT: MY BLISS IS NOT IN A DUNGEON. And even if i told someone
where it was, it’s not like they could get it for me.

AGENT: She’s
not actually gonna bring you your bliss, dumb-ass.

VINCENT: They could get in a lot of trouble.

Yeah, but you could get in even more trouble if you don’t stay calm, which
isn’t easy to do in here.

Catherine approaches Vincent and starts talking in “code” about the gem.
Cat barges in at exactly  right moment
she knows that Vincent needs her and she knows that she can  help him.💕 In that scene, when Vincent first
sees her, he is speechless. I think it dawned on him even more how much he
needs her and how much they both love each other💓. It probably  dawns on him that again Catherine is willing
to sacrifice EVERYTHING for him and for their love and he feels responsible.
Hence his refusal initially to give away the location of the gem. The
Catherine/Vincent police-cell gem- visualisation interaction was brilliantly
funny and moving at the same time💞. I found Catherine in her uniform adorable
and funny and it was funny and lovely too that they have their own code and can
understand each other that easily. “My bliss is not in a dungeon”  that line
was delivered in a fantastic way! 👏      

Hey! So I’ve recently been struck by the…

Hey! So I’ve recently been struck by the need to write a beauty and the beast series, probably a trilogy, where the first book is more King Thrushbeard, the second Beauty and the Beast, and the third East of the Sun and West of the Moon/Cupid and Psyche, but all the same couple. Do you perhaps have any other B&B-style fairy tales you can recommend to help give me ideas and/or that you think would fit in this haphazard arc I’ve created??

Hey Anon!

Oh my gosh, yes, write this thing. I’d read the heck out of it!

In the theme you have going here, I would check out…

-Riquette with the Tuft

-The Little White Cat

-Buffalo Head

-The School of Salamanca

– The Prince and the Tortoise

-Hans My Hedgehog

Hello, Miss Megan! I was wondering if a batb …

Hello, Miss Megan! I was wondering if a batb story could work if the Beauty had a disfigurement – such as a hairy birthmark covering her arm, or vitiligo on her hands? Would the former condition just make things too complicated in comparison to the big, hairy Beast?

Hey Anon!

I don’t see why not! I think as long as your writing is compassionate and not exploitive, it could be a very interesting angle!