Vine by: Neil Quirk
Oh hey look, a 12 year-old just grasped the main concepts of The Hunger Games more accurately than most media networks.
This is a Diamond engagement ring (kinda obvious)
And this is an Opal engagement ring.
Just my opinion but why isn’t opal a giant thing :? You also get crazy variations like the Lightning Ridge Black Opal….
Dragons Breath Fire Opal…..
Even this fucking Harlequin Opal that looks like a rainbow on LSD
…JUST… OPALS MAN
I love opals so much…I’d want an opal wedding ring omg :’)
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.
So much truth these comments.
I love this movie to death and Gaston is also my favourite villian because e is written so brilliantly and is a realistic person.
I once watched an interview where the lead character designer for Gaston noted that they wanted Gaston to be both a buffoon and a mastermind. This is why as a viewer we see him as an idiot but he is also the one behind a lot of major adversity that occurs due to Gastons influence on the villagers.
He is basically the popular jock that is well loved by the school administration, so when he does something awful to a nerd, everyone brushes it off.
True friends fight over strangling a man.