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Hello! [13 Dec 2009|07:09pm]

Name: Christina Cody
Age: 27
Location: Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
Favorite Character and Why: Belle (although the bookseller as a minor character was a strong second fave to me)
Favorite Song: Belle (both the "town scene" and the reprise) but my second favorite is actually one of the instrumentals (I think it's the scene when he's changed back into Adam). When I used to dance on pointe I used to imagine choreographing a version
What you like best about the movie and why: I loved that she was so well-read and educated for what was normal in the village.
Anything Else: I once danced to Belle (minus the scenes with Gaston and LeFou conversing) for the school talent show. Guess who won first place for the junior high division? For the next two years my nickname as school (I was in high school by that point) was "Belle." One of these days I'm going to convince dad to take the video shot for that and turn it into some avvies (I look pretty close to Belle but not perfectly). In addition I almost didn't want to wear my mom's wedding dress until I tried it on one day a few months before my wedding and realized two things. One: it fit my perfectly and Two(and most importantly): it was a near dead replica of Belle's gold dress minus the fact that it was white (and she wore it in 1981!)

Other Disney related communities: None
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Fanfic Recommendation [01 Nov 2009|02:30pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]


Lately, I've been reading fanfiction stories on ff.net by TrudiRose - I'd discovered her stories a year or so ago, and decided to revisit them, and now share them here. If you haven't heard of her before, she writes mostly Beauty and the Beast fanfiction, and many of her stories involve Gaston. I think she's a very good writer, and I highly recommend her work! Enjoy!! :)

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Fantasmic -- a Disney RPG [13 Apr 2008|11:11pm]

see it in your mind
and you can find in your imagination:
mysteries and magic, visions fantastic
leading to strange and wondrous dreams

Nothing is more wonderful than the imagination. For, in a moment, you can experience a beautiful fantasy. Or, an exciting adventure! But beware -- nothing is more powerful than the imagination. For it can also expand your greatest fears into an overwhelming nightmare. Experience Fantasmic -- a journey beyond your wildest imagination.

Maleficent believes she has finally found a way to reign supreme over the forces of good: send them into an eternal sleep! Joining forces with some of the most powerful villians of all time, she casts a spell that sends everyone; villians and heroes alike, into a deep sleep. A sleep in which dreams -- or even nightmares -- can reign supreme over all. For once the nightmares set in...there's no waking up!

Fantasmic is a Disney RPG set to include Disney characters and worlds from all across the years, from Cinderella to Giselle, Jack Sparrow to Mary Poppins. Leading or supporting, big or small, all are welcome in this plot. Characters will be given ways to travel between worlds to interact with different characters in new locations. Anything can happen, leave it to your imagination!

(All BATB characters are available except Belle and Gaston! Looking for Beast and the Enchanted Objects!)
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[27 Jan 2007|04:58pm]

[ mood | apathetic ]

Favorite character: Belle, deffinetly! She loves books as much as I do!
Favorite song: Belle (and reprise)
What you like best about the movie and why: I like that Belle's dream finaly comes true, because het's what I wat for myself!

Also, I have a Belle  banner here

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[03 Jan 2007|06:45pm]

Name: Sarah

Age: 18

Location: Houston, Texas

Favorite Character and Why: Gaston. I love all of the characters, but Gaston was absolutely hilarious. Easily one of the best Disney villains.

Favorite Song: The one at the beginning and Gaston's battle song. :D

What you like best about the movie and why: It was so well-written. The animation was beautiful. It was just really great.

Anything Else: =3 Does anyone know where I can find BatB layouts for LJ?
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[12 Nov 2006|12:28pm]

[ mood | blah ]

Age: almost 18
Location: Detroit MI
Favorite Character and Why: Belle is my favorite character, because I can also relate to her (like so many others on this community lol). She's always been my favorite princess. I too loveee reading and I know there's more for me out there than what my family has planned. Like more specifically, I really want to spend a year or two in England and Ireland. My family would die before letting me do that. UGH.
Favorite Song: Tale as old as time
What you like best about the movie and why: I love the music and the message of the movie. It was so beautiful and it's just one of those movies I could watch over and over again. But what I love most is what Belle stands for and the dreams she has, because I can identify with that.
Anything Else: No

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hi!! [09 Sep 2006|01:34pm]

Name: Frankie
Age: 16
Location: NY
Favorite Character and Why: Well, my #1 favorite is Belle of course. I've always related to her character, like she and i both feel that we are meant for something more than what were stuck with. I also love the Beast. The fact that on the outside hes so scary and frightning hes really such a gentle guy and kind and generous, and like i just love that about him.
Favorite Song: From the movie i love Beauty and the Beast and Belle, from the play version i love A Change in Me.
What you like best about the movie and why: Well since i was a little girl my favorite movie has always been Beauty and the Beast. I had EVERYTHING beauty and the beast, the costume, the pjs, the slippers, the hairband, the socks, etc.... . Like whenever mi mom would ask me what i wanted to watch i would say "Booty Beast mommy Booty Beast". lol. And i guess its such a feel good movie too and like whenever im sick THATS what i watch and i feel like so much better. im just in love with it.
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Intro and Request [12 Jul 2006|10:58pm]

As per introduction request:

Name: Ash
Age: 23
Location: Georgia
Favorite Character and Why: Belle. When I was little and this movie came out she was the first princess I really felt I could relate to. She loved to read, she felt like no one really understood her and she was a brunette! :) Anyway, I've always felt like I could relate to her and besides, it's my fave fairytale.
Favorite Song: That's a tricky one and it varies from the movie and the play version but I suppose for the movie version, Belle/ Belle reprise.
What you like best about the movie and why: I have always loved animation and I find this movie to be very beautiful and a lovely depiction of my favorite fairytale. Plus, I think the music is well done, the characters are well defined (even the minor ones) and the script is well written.

And now I have a request that I hope is alright for this community. I am doing a thesis on young adult novels and their depiction of fairytales. I already have a nice list but if anyone can offer a title for me, it would be very much appreciated. Thanks so much!
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[04 Jul 2006|10:06am]

Name: Steph
Age: 21 (in 10 days)
Location: Sydney, Australia
Favorite Character and Why: That's a tough one. I love the Beast first and foremost (the same way that I love the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera). I also love Belle and Lumiere. The Beast is my favourite because he's such a tortured soul, that wants to love, but doesn't see how anyone would love him. It's so sweet and sad.
Favorite Song: 'Beauty and the Beast', followed by 'Something There'.
What you like best about the movie and why: I love the gothic fairytale setting - the castle is fabulous. Also, the love story is more realistic than others (even though it's set in an enchanted castle with a talking beast!). The fact that it wasn't "love at first sight", rather a fear and hate that develops gradually into understanding, friendship and finally, love.
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[03 Jul 2006|10:03pm]

[ mood | tired ]

Hi *waves* =D

I love Disney, and Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite Disney movie (followed by the Lion King). When I was little I used to watch it over and over again, then rewind it and watch it yet again. Nowadays everytime I feel like watching something Disney Beauty and the Beast is what I pop in the VCR. =)

Name: Tânia
Age: 17
Location: Portugal
Favorite Character and Why: Belle. She's the one I can relate to the most - we both love to read, we're both kind of quiet, we both love fairy tales and want to see more of the world. =) I also loved her courage and selflessness when it came to helping and loving the Beast, actually I just admire her for seeing past the looks and loving what everyone called 'a monster'. Their love story was beautiful. Oh, I also loved Lumière and Horloge. LOL they were hilarious.
Favorite Song: I love the one Belle is singing in the beginning when she's walking around the village and the one she sings when she's playing in the snow with the Beast, but I think my favorite is "Beauty and the Beast", when they're dancing. The portuguese version of that song is also very good. It can make me cry almost effortlessly.
What you like best about the movie and why: I don't really remember what made me love this movie so much, I just did. I think it's the magical atmosphere - the whole fairy tale and happy ending thing always gets me. Plus all the characters were memorable. =)

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[27 Apr 2006|02:48pm]

Name: Tamra-Jay
Age: 16
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Favorite Character and Why: Belle. I know that's totally cliche but she is. She's gorgeous and is has a beautiful singing voice. I have all of her songs on my iPod because I love her so much! Also she loves to read, which I am also a total fan of. I've been reading since I was 5 and yeah xP
Favorite Song: From Beauty and the Beast? It would have to be the song Belle sings while she's walking through the town reading.
What you like best about the movie and why: I love that it's a classic fairytale. But at the same time its different. I love the fact that Belle can see past Beasts rudeness and aggressiveness to eventually fall in love with him. It's really sweet.
Anything Else: No not really. BatB is my favourite Disney movie. Closely followed by Aladdin and The Little Mermaid.
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[27 Apr 2006|12:10am]

Name: Beth
Age: 17, nearly 18
Location: Sydney, Australia
Favorite Character and Why: I'll be cliche and say Belle. I've always liked her since I was younger just cause I did lol, but now it's because of her compassion and the fact that she's intelligent.
Favorite Song: Movie; Belle (reprise) and from the broadway show; Home
What you like best about the movie and why: Just the story in general, I've always liked that kind of storyline. But also the music and animation, I wish they still did animated films like this.
Anything Else: The first show I ever went to was Beauty and the Beast broadway show, my dad took me when it was Sydney... oh and I'm currently writing a BatB fanfic.
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[25 Apr 2006|08:34pm]

[ mood | giddy ]

Name:Amanda (Manda)
Favorite Character and Why: I love Beast. He's awesome -- its undescribable really. But I like Belle too, mostly because I can relate to her, bookworminess and all.
Favorite Song: Tale as old as Time
What you like best about the movie and why:
Anything Else: I just re-watched BATB today. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Newbie! [09 Jan 2006|01:19pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Finally getting the hang of the whole lj thing =)

Ok, following the rules...

Age: 24

Location: East Coast

Favorite Character and Why: Hmm, that's a toughie. It's a toss up between Belle and the Beast. Both characters are complex and their desires go beyond the basic "I want...". When I first saw the movie, I responded to Belle because already at 10, I was an outcast and to cope, I read. The Beast, nothing truly emotional was attached, well, except for when he let Belle go. But that awakened my love for animation. I watched the movie not only for the story and music, but for the subtle and sometimes powerful animation. Became a fan of Glen Keane. So I guess I'll go with both =)

Favorite Song: Beauty and the Beast. Beautiful and poignant.

What you like best about the movie and why: I goofed, I didn't see this question when I started, but I love the animation and the music. Glen Keane and his team did a fabulous job on the Beast as well as James Baxter's team. But the music, wow, I really became a Menken fan. Got me into musical theater. Soooo...

Anything Else: This is my favorite animated movie. Always ranks first. It's a terrific job where all the right elements were in the right place at the right time. It's a beautiful movie.

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Hey [19 Dec 2005|08:53pm]

Favorite Character and Why: definately chip, because of his comment at the end, it makes the film for me.
"Do I still have to sleep in the cupboard?"
Favorite Song: Something there that wasn't there before.
What you like best about the movie and why: The loveliness, the fact that it is a such a classical love story.
Anything Else: Nope.
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[16 Dec 2005|07:16am]

[ mood | tired ]

Name: Maddie
Age: 15 ^o^;
Location: California. Northern California in a valley. So not your typical tropical weather or fog. Just very very dry and funky.
Favorite Character and Why: Oh, man. That is so difficult. I love how Beast develops in character to become this totally great dude. I love everything about Belle. Gaston is the coolest villian ever. Chip is so adorable. Lefou is the coolest little midget minion ever. Lumierre (I probably spelled that wrong or something. That's what it SOUNDS like, mmkay.) is funny. Cogsworth is too. Errrrm. And then the others. . Oh, man. I can't decide. I LOVE THEM ALL.
Favorite Song: Hmm. That's very hard. I'm pretty fond of Gaston and Beauty and the Beast.
What you like best about the movie and why: The luuuurve.
Anything Else: Umm. I'm freaking obsessed with this movie. X3

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Howdy [04 Nov 2005|09:25pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Name: Chastity
Age: 15
Location: Graysville, Tn
Favorite Character and Why: Although I like Belle, Lumier, and Cogsworth...my favorite character has to be the Beast. He's always drawn me in since I was just a little kid and is my all time favorite disney character.
Favorite Song: Tale as old as time
What you like best about the movie and why: I just like the movie and the idea of an enchanted castle and a story of love. I remember watching it when I was little and I just adored it then as I do now.
Anything Else: Nope...

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Bonjour! [03 Nov 2005|10:30am]

[ mood | awake ]

Name: Michele
Age: 18
Location: Stamford, CT
Favorite Character and Why: Belle has always been my favorite, ever since the beginning. I identify so much with her, from the reading to the love of adventure, and I admire her spirit and heart.
Favorite Song: "Belle" ...and "Me" and "Home" from the Broadway show
What you like best about the movie and why: It's just such a beautiful, classic story, not to mention that the music is amazing.
Anything Else: Hmmm...well, some of my family and friends call me Belle, and they say that I look a lot like her...Also, it's always been a dream of mine to play Belle on Broadway. I wish I knew more about when auditions were held about that...but I am also going to try and do a semester in Disney next year, and audition to play Belle in MGM if possible.

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[02 Oct 2005|06:25pm]

Name: Melissa
Age: 17
Location: Vancouver, BC
Favorite Character and Why: Belle, because who wouldn't like her? and people say i look like her too
Favorite Song: oh i love them all, but the most is Belle, Be Our Guest and Something There
What you like best about the movie and why: I don't know exactly, I've always loved it. I love all the songs, the characters, and everything about it.
Anything Else: I heart disney princesses
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[18 Sep 2005|04:57pm]

Name: Carolyn Gates

Age: 29

Location: Miami, Florida (hopefully not for long)

Favorite Character and Why: Belle, she's strong, independent, beautiful and intelligent, and feminist

Favorite Song: Be Our Guest

What you like best about the movie and why: It shows that even when a person, like the Beast, seems to be beyond help as far as learning how to love is concerned, there's always a second chance for that person, and a third, and a fourth and so on.
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