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Merida and Elthibar, Life of a King and Queen, P5It was Elthibar who awoke first the next morning. The rays of the sun were already shinning in down on Merida's face. Elthibar buried his face in Merida's hair for a moment. It smelled like Scottish pine and the ash trees of the highlands. As he arose and got dressed, he pulled the blanket over Merida, and had hoped that no one would be angered with him as he felt that he would do something drastic.Merida and Elthibar, Life of a King and Queen, P5 by LordElthibar
He ended up going to the castle chapel next. He knew that it was a useless request but he tried so anyway. As he had overcome the anger, he was at the stage of bargaining for he felt that it was better than being angry and dwelling in self pity. As he knelt before the alter of the chapel, he began to pray.
"Lord, I do not know that I am qualified for the job," Elthibar prayed. "If my departure could be of some service, please bring Fergus back and take me in his stead. I know I should have loved him better and appreciated him more but it isn't fair that he should take the punishment for my
Cinderella the Beast - Stars are Not Enough - Ch2 “Bob, I can’t stand this anymore.” Hours after Queen Cinderella’s latest outburst, Bob and Calavera were in their quarters, settling down for dinner. The pregnant wife poked humorlessly at her plain bread and gruel and let out a big sigh.Cinderella the Beast - Stars are Not Enough - Ch2 by SavvyRed
“I’m sorry about the food!” replied Bob. “You know we can only afford to grind imitation bones to make our bread. We’re not rich like the Jolly Gangrene Giant. And yes, I’m aware of the irony that we’re two skeletons eating bones, and---”
“No, no.” The wife let out another sigh. “I’m tired of being Cinderella’s scribe. All she wants us to do is makeup stories about how she’s some kind of innocent little orphan girl because she ac
Cinderella the Beast - Chapter 1: The Queen Chapter OneCinderella the Beast - Chapter 1: The Queen by SavvyRed
“Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Cinderella who lived happily with her father. She never knew her mother, a vague memory in the shadow of her dreams. And so, little Cinderella spent every moment in the warmth and joy of her unspoiled childhood. However, her days of bliss were not to last. Her father felt that Cinderella needed a mother, so he hastily married a rich widow. This stepmother had two girls of her own who were around the same age as Cinderella herself. Unfortunately, the widow and her daughters despised Cinderella and mistreated her with every opportunity they could find. Yet sweet Cinderella took no resentment against her stepsisters and gave them as much respect and love as if they were her own sisters. This approach only incensed the stepmother and stepsisters more, for they were jealous of Cinderella
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Partners in illness (AU, Avengers/Deadpool)Steve Rogers, Bucky Barnes, Tony Stark and Wade Wilson were talking in the hospital. But before that, they had to meet somehow.
So when Wade was diagnosed with cancer, his fiancé was present. It happened that way, that he was left alone in the waiting room, while Vanessa was talking with the doctors. (“But how can he be saved?” - “Can he even be saved?” would have been a better question. Anyway, the answer is no.)
Well, he was not completely alone in the room, because there was a man with only one hand, who was just sitting, staring in front of him, because he was obviously waiting for something (for someone) but looking at his face it was obvious he didn't believe in miracles. Just like Wade.
So there was a topic. And the introduction was like:
“Hi.” Too enthusiastic? After all, he was just told he'll die, he should be dejected. Should be. Somehow he casted sadness away. “Who are you waiting for?” ‘Cause quivering was okay.
Lately, I've noticed that a lot of people are trying to submit Moana fanart to Disney Heroines' gallery. I'm guessing it has a lot to do with summer and the fact that the movies sounds pretty damn awesome. However, we are not accepting Moana art ... yet.
We don't accept artwork from upcoming Disney films that have not yet been released in the US.
This is because Disney sometimes changes things before the movie hits theatres. And, if it helps make up for the lack of Moana in our gallery, here are some examples of Disney movies that made changes before they hit theatres:
Before the movie came into theatres, Time magazine wrote a lengthy article about it. Originally, the movie was proposed by a woman who heavily based it on her relationship with own daughter. It was a tough sell because Pixar had never done a Disney princess movie before, and a lot of people felt that princesses were far overdone by Disney. However, she was able to convince them to accept her concept, and she was the first director of the film. Sadly, they eventually fired her. I'm not really sure why, and it probably was for something stupid. So they added a new director who was this weird guy who liked to wear kilts, and he was proud of adding more bear hunting scenes (which, of course, is more important than a touching and relatable story about a girl and her mother *rolls eyes at Disney*). Disney ended up citing both directors in the movies' credits, but they made it seem more like they were co-directors.
Many, many years ago (maybe about fourteen or fifteen), Time magazine wrote a little snippet article about Disney's plans to make a Rapunzel movie. Apparently, the movie was supposed to be called Rapunzel Unbraided. The movie took forever for them to be accepted and completed, and they changed the name to Tangled (which is a better name, you must admit).
The Princess and the Frog
Another announcement in Time magazine from many years ago mentioned that Disney was going to have its first African American princess, and her name was Addy. For some reason, they changed her name to Tiana. I'm not sure why, but I do have to admit that it was a much better name (perhaps it had something to do with American Girl having an African American character named Addy?).
Beauty and the Beast
Okay, let's step away from Time magazine for a second. In Beauty and the Beast, there were originally three different suitors for Belle. Eventually, the character Gaston was created as a solitary suitor instead of three. He was designed as an effeminate dandy French nobleman. In addition, Belle was supposed to have an aunt named Maguerite, but they eventually cut her out. Later, one of the people working on the film decided to change Gaston's character into a macho man hunter. She said she based on some ex-boyfriends she had (poor woman!).
There were a lot of changes made in the film (which makes sense considering Disney wanted to make this movie since the 1930's). Here is a link with some more of its changes: Gaston and other Beauty and the Beast alterations
This movie was inspired by The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. If you've ever watched both the movie and read the story, you already know they have almost nothing in common. Originally, the film's plot was going to be closer to the fairytale. Elsa was supposed to be evil, and Anna was not her sister. As Disney developed it and included the song Let it Go, they realized that Elsa and Anna would makes the most sense as siblings and that Elsa was a very sympathetic character who should be on the side of good.
The Little Mermaid
When movies are made, there are usually scenes and characters cut from the final production because there simply isn't enough time. In this film, there was supposed be a character named Harold the Merman. He was a nerdy, sweet guy who made a deal with Ursula and was unable to hold up his end of the bargain. Harold was turned into a polyp (one of those "Poor Unfortunate Souls" who Ursula collected and turned into a gross little seaweed-like creature). He was intended to be included in order to show what happens if a person didn't fulfill their due with the sea witch in time. Although he was very beloved by the Disney creative team, ultimately there just wasn't enough time to put him in the movie.
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Jodi Benson reprised her role as the voice actress of Ariel. When she read the script, she felt that Ariel should reflect more of her rebellious personality that was so crucial to the story of the first movie. Disney did make some changes, although I don't think they did enough because Ariel wasn't rebellious at all in the movie (just very, very repressed).
In the 90's, Disney was looking to make a movie about an Chinese Disney princess. They started production on a movie called China Doll about an "oppressed" Chinese girl who fell in love with an American and found her happily-ever-after from running away with him to the West. Long story short, they chose to make the movie based on a Chinese poem about a secretly female soldier. Later, they decided to change the animation style that planned for Mulan into one that was closer to that of traditional Chinese art with watercolor and simpler color scheme.
(My family is Chinese, and my dad and I love to paint. His paintings are very realistic, but they also show smooth, solid colors while mine tend to have more shading and light effects. His preference comes from Asian aesthetic influence).
Although mostly people remember this movie because its chatterbox genie, the film was very controversial. It was made during Operation Desert Storm, a war between the US and Iraq. The film was supposed to be set in Baghdad, but they had to change the name to the fictional kingdom of "Agrabah." Many people felt the film was racist against Middle Easterners, and some of the more offensive lines in the film were removed. One of the edited lines that were changed included a description of Agrabah in the merchant's introduction song where he says that the kingdom is a place "where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face."
Disney wanted the movie to include Barbie as one of the toys and Woody's love interest. They weren't able to get the rights to the character from Mattel in time, so they invented the character Bo Peep instead. They were able to secure the copyright for the second and third movies, but they kept Bo Peep as Woody's girlfriend and put Ken as Barbie's love interest in the third movie.
Interesting fact about Barbie: the woman who invented the toy named Barbie and Ken after her daughter and son. Barbie and Ken were supposed to be brother and sister, but I guess that changed . . . which is rather gross.
Technically The Avengers is a Disney movie because it came after the company purchased Marvel Comics and was a Disney production. In the first versions of the script, there was no female Avenger in the film. Black Widow was added to the cast after pressure to have a superheroine in the movie and to try to prove that the Avengers were not a team of gay men. (Sadly, they picked a character who had no superpowers and tended to be used more as a love interest. I think she was better in Age of Ultron, which included another female character named The Scarlet Witch).
In the film, Columbian singer Shakira is the voice actress of Gazelle, a female animal pop star. Gazelle was completely based on Shakira herself. When Shakira first laid eyes on the initial design of her character, she noticed that there was something missing. She insisted that her character be more curvy, and the animators heeded her request.
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