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false beauty and the beast aladdin connection theory
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You may have seen a headline on Facebook (it's trending, whatever that means) about a fan theory that supposes Belle's favorite book is actually about Aladdin. It's a swell idea based on a 2013 post by Tumblr user PetiteTiaras interpreting a line the song "Little Town" in Beauty and the Beast, but it just doesn't hold up.

For starters, Aladdin isn't a "prince in disguise;" he's quite the opposite. 

Also, a little later in the song, Belle shows the book to a flock of sheep and we get a look at an illustration that looks nothing like Agrabah:




Unless this book is a compilation of stories, there's no way this is about Aladdin, and given that she refers to it as having chapters in the lyrics, that seems pretty unlikely. 

The song does make a pretty straightforward reference to Jack and the Beanstalk, when Belle tells the baker she just finised a story (in a different book) about "a beanstalk and an ogre," so hold tight to the knowledge that other fairy tales do exist in Beauty and the Beast, even if they're not Aladdin.
shipping Harry Potter jk rowling hermione fandom problems - 8035853312
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Have you heard? In a recent interview with Wonderland magazine, JK Rowling said she regrets putting Hermione and Ron together in the end:

I wrote the Hermione-Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfilment. That's how it was conceived, really.

For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.

I know, I'm sorry, I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if I'm absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility.

Does this change your ship? Who do you ship with Hermione Granger?

Who do you ship?