Julieta, nodding sagely: We all have our demons.
Félix, carrying Pepa: This one's mine!
PÉLIX APPRECIATION POST
Did anybody notice Pepa doing the “mischievous grin” as she’s singing about Bruno doing it? (Literally half a millisecond before Félix goes “tHUNDERRR”) IT’S SO CUTE HONESTLY
Also look at these two.
Look how dramatic they are.
And then when Pepa scolds him for stealing her thunder (heh get it bc he literally stole her “thunder”)...
TALK ABOUT A MISCHIEVOUS GRIN this man knows exactly what he’s doing.
And then Pepa’s just like “Ugh I can’t even stay mad at you.”
And then her expression shifts to vindicated
And she’s just like “Mhm. Thank you, I will go on.”
Gosh I love these two.
Isa and Abuela Alma
So obviously Isabela is Abuela's favourite grandkid, it's clear that while she doesn't show her irritation with other grandkids (except Mira, my beloved), she favours Isa. But why?
The easy answer is that Isabela behaves in that perfect manner, always does as she's told and really, who wouldn't want such a kid? However, quoting Pepa's famous:
Have any of you noticed that Isa looks identical to young Alma?
Same lips, face shape, eyes, ears, hair (not hairstyle), Isa only has slightly thicker eyebrows and smaller nose and her skin is darker. Even in Bruno's vision, when he still had a problem to see who Mirabel was hugging, the person looked like young Alma.
It might have been that Abuela wanted to direct Isa's life like it was her own, if she and Pedro didn't have to leave their house, hence if Pedro lived.
Also notice that while Pepa's side of the family all wears the shades of yellow, oranges and reds (ignore the fact that Antonio's clothes are white here)
And while Julieta's side of the family dresses in blues and teals, Isabela does not exactly match
Isabela wears a pastel purple/pink dress and it doesn't exactly match her side of the family, if anything, it matches Abuela's magenta dress more (plus notoce how similar their earrings are)
And when she finally breaks the spell of forced perfection and gets her dress all dirty and wild in "What Else Can I Do", it turns that deep navy color, that matches her with her family
Do with this whatever you want
(Side note, notice how Félix's face is all serious in the gif but brightens up with an exited smile when Pepa mentions their wedding day, too cute)
FINALLY. I DID IT. I DREW SOMETHING FOR ENCANTO.
I HAD THIS ONE IN MY DRAFT FOR WEEKS.
I was finally able to draw my wife😭🧡
The Madrigal’s + Mariano as things my partner said
Mirabel - "POV your makeshift therapist bitchslaps you"
Alma - "Remember, opinions are worth what you pay for them. Nothing."
Pepa - "Deck The Hall with bad decisions!"
Bruno - "Give me an alchemy set and a few days I will make more money and topple the economy"
Julieta - "Dismembered and disemboweled? Just suck it up"
Félix - "Can and will steal your heart. Either for the black market or to flirt."
Agustín - "Excited to figure out how to use the braincell and solve things god knows I should get one sometime soon"
Dolores - "I will go down in history as the one who killed Hatsune Miku"
Camilo - "Fight the capitalist system by not subscribing to gender"
Antonio - "The birds work for the bourgeoisie and the bourgeoisie works for me"
Isabela - "Can't spell culture without cult"
Luisa - "Childhood memories? Zero. Hotel? Trivago"
Mariano - "Malewife moment: Eat the basketball net"
The men of the Madrigal Family
Absolutely love them all so much
Luisa: So what’s the plan?
Mirabel: I don’t know. You’re smart, *points at Isabela * they’re mean, come up with something
Félix: PEPA! thank god! Milo has been crying for hours! I've tried everything!
She takes baby camilo and he stops crying
Pepa: there, there... Félix it's that simple.
Félix who's just tired at this point: I'm pretty sure he's doing this on purpose mi vida.
Camilo has been a Mamá’s boy since day 1 and Félix is just going to have to accept that.
Tbh I imagine for the first few years of his life if you wanted to find Camilo you just had to find Pepa because you’d find him standing right behind her with like his tiny little hand holding on to her dress. Félix tries to get Camilo to come with him instead for a bit and that grip becomes a death grip on the woman’s dress.
some félix studies!! hes so funky :) i think bruno and félix probably have the most cartoonish proportions out of everyone
Madrigals as things my roommate has said to me:
Camilo-(burning Mac and cheese) If I do a dance in my fancy pants this will turn out fine.
Dolores- If you didn't hear it, it didn't happen.
Antonio- This is a dog. It goes "bark bark, eat less chicken, murderer."
Pepa-(in a silent room) Stop that you idiot! I can't hear myself think!
Félix- Calm down. You need like, a bottle of chill cough syrup, forget a chill pill. Like relax.
Julieta- How dare you order a pizza. Give me some.
Agustín-(after running into a tree) I think I'm too cool for walking.
Mirabel- I have a kazoo, I think I'll recreate the 'it's a mental breakdown' vine.
Isabela- You disgust me. How dare you wear an ORANGE shirt on my birthday.
Luisa- I'm tired of work. So I think imma write an essay. Come get me in three hours.
Abuela Alma- I love you which is why I despise you so greatly.
Encanto: the ending
I found some posts saying that the ending of the movie was not satisfying: that the Madrigals should have stayed without their powers and that it would have been a better lesson- that you don't need gifts and that by getting them back, the characters learned nothing.
And here we will once again quote Pepa's famous:
I think they did learn that they don't need their gifts to achieve something great. It's clear when you listen to "All Of You" (especially Abuela's part), when you see all of the Madrigals finally accept Mirabel how she is, especially when Alma does.
But what's more important is how they all rebuild Casita with no gifts. They make walls without Luisa's strength, plants grow without Pepa's weather power or Isa's gift, they do it all by themselves. And so when Mirabel puts in the doorknob and Casita comes to life once again, it's satusfying to see their gifts coming back, because they worked for them. Just as Abuela sings in the beginning of the movie, they all help people to "earn the miracle" and they did earn it when they finally came together as a family and rebuilt Casita with no gifts.
(bonus: in the gif notice how Mira flinches at Pepa's sudden "BUT" and then, as she begins the story, Mirabel leans forward, eager to hear, I swear Disney nowadays is something else)
Ok I hate drawing hair BUT
saw that video of carolina gaitán and mauro castillo singing we don’t talk about bruno and had to draw it in character
also added mirabel bc sometimes coping is accompanying your tía’s diss track about her brother
No because I can’t beleive Félix is so in love pepa that even though there was a hurricane (or maybe just really bad weather) he still described it as a joyous day
Pepa and Félix Madrigal really be carrying the whole straight community on their back
￼￼Pepa￼: Bet you can’t eat 15 crayons!
￼Bruno: Bet you I can!
Julieta: *sips coffee, checks to make sure 911 is still on speed dial, and goes back to reading the paper*
No Clouds Allowed In The Sky, Ch. 6 (Final)
“Clear skies” had been her life’s motto, it was the only thing she had at times to keep the lid on her emotions, and keep the weather outside from becoming disastrous. Totally an effective solution to her problem with no foreseeable issues, right?
5 times Pepa’s emotions were outside of her control + 1 time she can finally let them out
Ch. 5 Ao3 Link
Word Count: 1292
+1. Age 50
Let it in, let it out, let it rain, let it snow, let it go.
Those words had been echoing in her head in the days following the collapse of her family’s home, the loss of their miracle. The return of her brother.
Seeing Bruno, her hermanito, for the first time in ten years brought up a lot of feelings. A lot of emotions that felt like they were coming and going and spiraling, and were just generally all over the place. And like she had done all her life, she couldn’t push away the urge to force them all back down and keep them deep inside so as to prevent the mess from spilling all over the place.
She’d find herself waking up in a sweat after a nightmare that Bruno had left the family again, nails digging into her skin to try and stop the anxiety from washing over her, before Félix would wake up by her side to hold her hands and tell her it was okay to be scared, reminding her no high speed winds or tornadoes would come from it. He’d even point out her brother passed out on a pile of blankets, with no less than three rats cuddled up in the man’s hair, on the other side of the cramped room all the Madrigal adults had been sharing at the moment so she’d know that he was still there. And if someone found her asleep next to the man the next morning, no one mentioned it. (Aside from Julieta, of course, who merely joined the other two in a protective embrace when she herself woke up worried about Bruno.)
Other times, she’d be so overwhelmed with emotion by the fact that Bruno was here, truly genuinely here, that she felt herself holding back her breath just to prevent tears from pouring out of her eyes. In these moments, she’d find any one of her kids by her side almost immediately, holding her hand and quickly reminding her to, “Breathe Mami, breathe. It’s okay, there’s no clouds anymore.”
Or sometimes, when both she and Julieta wouldn’t stop fussing over their brother, making sure he received new clean clothing, or trying to make up for the ten years of malnutrition, both women would find themselves dismissing their own daily needs to assure he received all of his own needs and more. Imagine the shock both of them felt when they heard their Mamá finally tell them for once that they shouldn’t neglect themselves for the sake of others, and not to worry because Bruno had plenty of family to help him readjust. It was something they needed to hear for so long, and their mother’s sentiment nearly brought tears to Pepa’s eyes. It was only when Julieta, already crying, held her hand and reassured her, that Pepa let her own tears fall.
Through the entire restoration of Casita, Pepa had often found herself stalling over all of her emotions before letting them go at the encouragement of others. She’d wish she could just do it, just let them all go by herself, but years of repressing them made it impossible to just flip a switch and let it all out like the average person. But it was progress. Baby steps were still steps, and the woman would tell herself that in time she’d learn how to process her emotions on her own without fear of an ever changing weather forecast.
Or so she thought.
It’s not that she wasn’t happy to see the magic and all of the gifts restored. Of course she was! Her precious Toñito could speak with his animal friends again, her sobrina Isabela could truly explore the extent of what she was capable with a smile on her face, no one would have to worry about sickness or severe injuries going forward now that Julieta could heal again, just to name a few positives. Their Casita was back! They thought they had lost another member of their family when the building had fallen, but here they were, ready to greet them back into their new home. And Mirabel had finally gotten the ceremony she deserved. The recognition she deserved. There were a lot of good feelings to go all around here.
And yet, when Pepa felt the magic return, felt it make its way through her body and into her very core where it sat so naturally as it once did, she felt herself tense up. She had finally gotten comfortable with the prospect of feeling anything without it affecting her surroundings and the people around her. She was looking forward to the day she could just let herself cry without raining on everyone in her vicinity, express her frustration without fearing she’d hurt someone she loves, or feel pure unadulterated joy without bringing about a heatwave and drying up the crops.
Before the woman even had a chance to figure out what specific emotion she was even feeling right now, she felt herself being thrown forward into the home by Casita’s tiles, along with the rest of her family. Music was being played, people were celebrating, and her family was so happy. Pepa tells herself the sun should be shining at a time like this, but instead she feels it get cold. A cloud is forming above her head, the snow quickly forming from her own fears unable to be pushed down.
Fuck it, she thinks. She’s sick of this. Sick of her emotions being on display for the world, and sick of worrying everyone else with her weather. The opportunity to feel without being scared of doing so was slipping through her fingers and she wasn’t going to let that happen. And before she knows it, her messy mix of opposing feelings leads her to dancing in her own personal storm. The sound of hail bouncing on tiles is now music to her ears, blending in smoothly with the instruments others are playing around them. Pepa laughs, because she’s enjoying this and no one can stop her now. No one wants to stop her anyways, glad to finally see the woman not worrying about her clouds but embracing them instead.
She looks over and Félix is right next to her playing his role as the greatest hype man anyone could ever have, and she revels in the cold even more. Despite her joy, the supposedly “negative” weather doesn’t clear up, and for once she thinks this is exactly the way things are supposed to be. How can her clouds be bad if they can bring her this much happiness at the moment? Pepa thinks she finally understands why Félix has always said their wedding was a joyous day. Being surrounded by the people she loves is so much more important than worrying about keeping the weather one way or another for anyone else.
People around them are dancing too, completely unbothered by her gift. She thinks she sees some children already trying to start a snowball fight with the minimal amount of frost that is sticking, but before she can look, she’s thrown in front of a camera with the rest of her family. Literally, they’re all thrown into each other, which results in a mess of a photo that they will all consider a perfect representation of their family when they later look at it. After Casita pushes them all into each other, the family end’s up in a heap on the floor, laughing and completely tangled up in each other. Pepa’s clouds follow her, covering them all with snow and hail but no one’s complaining, in fact they’re all smiling, and for the first time in her life, she thinks she can really truly embrace living with her gift.
I mean I knew that Camilo adopted his mother's features the most, but now that I look at this gif I realize that he has hazel eyes, which obviously means that he has both of his parents' eyes.
I dunno, I just felt like pointing it out. Seems cool.
Pepa: When you said you'd do magic in bed, this wasn't exactly what I was expecting.
Félix, holding up the eight of hearts: Is this your card?
Pepa: Holy shit.