So I finally finished As Old as Time, a Disney-published retelling of Beauty and the Beast that @paigetheprncss gave me last Christmas (thank you, Paige!!).
All of that is fine, I still enjoyed it, and it's okay to take time reading things. ^_^)
and obviously Steve Rogers' transformation into muscly Captain America exhibits a triumph of 'goodness' (appearance as character fig. 1). #DisfiguredChat
because he is cursed by [Belle's mother] as punishment for the bigoted sins of his parents, who oppressed magical folk. #DisfiguredChat
and his beastliness is also more animalistic in portrayal and less 'hideous, ugly monster'. #DisfiguredChat
And yet, we return to this tweet from Kivan, because it can be directly applied to the true villain of AOaT. #DisfiguredChat
*loads of institutional violence near the end of this book, AVOID if triggering
Our villain, deeply ashamed of his abilities and his association with other magical marginalised folk, lobotomised himself of the 'charmante node' which gave him his powers. #DisfiguredChat
during his villain speech, he pulls back a wig to reveal a skull 'as if bone itself had been broken and removed like a jigsaw puzzle'. #DisfiguredChat
Virtuous transformation and immoral transformation.
Disfigurement as a punishment against the self for being a freak, and as narrative punishment for being a villain.
and has mutilated himself for the pursuit of purity just as Red Skull does in First Avenger. #DisfiguredChat