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08 December 2016 @ 03:38 pm
a Beauty and the Beast tangent  

So I’m on a Beauty and the Beast kick right now and I mentioned to Ted yesterday morning that if your favourite fairy tale is BatB (as mine has always been), that it is very likely that at some point quite early on you realize that having the Beast transform back into the Prince is a terrible disappointment. The thing is you (we, Beauty) have fallen in love with the *Beast*. We want the *Beast*. We don’t want a stupid prince.

Ted’s response to this was pretty much O.O

So he mentioned the topic to his (all women) gaming group last night.

(An aside: he said this morning, with a sort of weak grimness, “Talking about blood magic w/a bunch of women is…a whole different thing. Thank god I’ve been married almost 20 years. Teenage me would have run away screaming. I almost did anyway.”)

ANYWAY, not the point!

The point: he mentions the falling in love with the Beast, not the prince, thing.

The entire gaming group, at once, with explosive hand gestures, cried, “YES!!!”

Ted is like, “That story is apparently just a completely different experience for boys than girls…”

And, I mean, look: that was part of the appeal of the 1980s TV show, right? Vincent was never going to turn into the prince. He already *was* the prince, but he was *always* going to be the Beast. HOW CAN THAT BE ANYTHING BUT PERFECT?

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

 
 
 
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on December 8th, 2016 07:04 pm (UTC)
I can see the appeal in both physical types, but Sam is far more ruthless a personality, dressed up in New Age Guy trappings. Dean's the one you know you can trust emotionally, no matter what.

*ahem*

As to the BatB question: yeah. Beast + chore-performing dishes + library = who needs a prince?
6_penny on December 9th, 2016 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yes. This. And the self cleaning rooms. And laundry.