My Family’s Decision About Beauty and the Beast

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by John Ellis

I have learned that if you express your opinion/belief in writing, some will take it as if you’re dictating it as law for everyone else. Which is to be expected, I guess. Unfortunately expected, I should say.

Writers have to learn to say what they’re going to say and then be willing to let the chips fall where they may. Sometimes, writers do a poor job of communicating their ideas, and, hence, much of the blame for whatever poor responses ensue can be placed on their pen. Other times, readers will enter a piece with an agenda; the writer’s arguments are almost irrelevant to the readers’ thought processes and responses. Most of the time, though, writers need to be aware of the limitations of their chosen medium. It’s not possible to say everything, especially in online writing, and writers need to pick a thesis and pursue that thesis. That means, of course, that certain nuances may very well be left behind. Hopefully, the reader, especially if the reader has been following the writer, can fill in some of the gaps left by the lack of a specific nuance.

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Disney Inserts “Gay Moment” Into Beauty and the Beast

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by John Ellis

I don’t enjoy writing these types of articles. In a perfect world, I would write about how much I’m looking forward to seeing Disney’s new, live-action version of Beauty and the Beast with my daughter. You see, my daughter has been eagerly looking forward to the movie starring Emma Watson. Except, now, I have to tell her that she’s not allowed to watch it.

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