I got this shirt as a gift a while back. We were talking about the opposite of this, so like, the little kid version and my response was to call it the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Babies”. Yeah, not the smartest thing I’ve ever blurted out.
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter’s night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?
Beauty and the Beast, November 13, 1991
With sequences like this and the absolutely gorgeous ballroom dance scene it’s no wonder this film was nominated for Best Picture that year.
God. I unironically liked so much of these peoples’ music when I was a child. I’m feeling lots of genuine fondness here. Young Allison may have loved Blink 182 on the outside, but she certainly knew all of the lyrics to “Bye Bye Bye” on the inside.
And then the magical travelling romani circus of scholastic would randomly show up and you’d never care to buy any books but they had AWESOME gadgets and toys for sale
at the motherfucking BOOK FAIR
Best day of school ever. I looked forward to these every year. I would carefully pore over the catalog so that I would know in advance what to look for and figure out what I wanted to buy with the few bucks that my mom would hand me. Usually it was like a new Goosebumps or a Wayside School book. So awesome.
This was another show from my youth that a) was ridiculous and sadly b) had awesome toys that I wasn’t allowed to get because they were for boys. Young Allison, it’s a tragedy you were deprived of plastic figures of sharks that could live on land.