1900 to 1919

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So I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the ML Past lives universe.

But I haven’t found many Japanese Past lives wwww so here’s my contributio/headcannon  :3

This incarnation takes place in the Taisho Era of Japan: late 1900s-1930s

(Specifically here, 1919)

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Picture 1: This is Mirai Tentouchu. She is a current school girl in Tokyo Academy for Women (High School) She’s graceful and the model traditional Japanese Girl. When she’s at home she’s a huge klutz though…a top student, she can be very witty and clever. She is quite outspoken and often desires for some independence as a career woman but her father plans to marry her off to be a housewife. Because she’s an obedient daughter to her papa, she often has to restrain her outspokenness at home.

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Picture 2: In this form, people call her “Miss Ladybug.” where she can be free to be blunt, outspoken, and WAY more emotional than usual. 

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Picture 3:  His name is Kagami Taylor. He’s the son of an English Earl and a Japanese poet. A rising businessman and the sole heir to a large company, he grew up as a cold and distant fellow. He is a very intimidating man and quite harsh when talking to others. Sympathy doesn’t really run in his veins and he’s all business ALL the time. everything must be an investment or he has no use for it/them. (so kinda like Felix 2.0) He also is the fiancee of Mirai.

He likes poetry though…

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Picture 4: This is Kuro Neko, your haughty, hot headed, but charmingly flirtatious cat. Easily Jealous, eloquent with words, this cat definitely goes for the kill. An untameable beast , this cat only listens to one, and that is Miss Ladybug. He’s quite an agile being and the bo staff is definitely his facorite weapon.

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I tried guys ;A; 

I really did.

I have a ton more head cannons for this era but I hope this does for now.

The Negro National Anthem

Lift Every Voice and Sing was initially a piece of poetry written by James Weldon Johnson in 1899. The first public performance of the piece took place in Jacksonville, Florida at the Edwin M. Stanton School where Johnson was the Principal at the time. Five Hundred school children were gathered to recite the poem to commemorate the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln on February 12th 1900. It was five years later that Johnson’s brother, John Johnson, put music to the words. It was one of many songs they produced to counter stereotypes of African Americans brought about from early 1900s musical theater. By 1919, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) had adopted Lift Every Voice and Sing as their official song and proclaimed it “The Negro National Anthem.”

LYRICS

Lift Every Voice and Sing
By James Weldon Johnson


Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and heaven ring,
Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
Let our rejoicing rise
High as the listening skies,
Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us,
Facing the rising sun of our new day begun
Let us march on till victory is won.

Stony the road we trod,
Bitter the chastening rod,
Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
Yet with a steady beat,
Have not our weary feet
Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
Out from the gloomy past,
Till now we stand at last
Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

God of our weary years,
God of our silent tears,
Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
Thou who has by Thy might Led us into the light,
Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
May we forever stand.
True to our God,
True to our native land.