blatant self advertising

So after going through the entire Kingdom Hearts series, I’ve noticed something. King Mickey was not born royalty; he married into royalty by screwing around with the world order.

Mickey originally comes from Timeless River, the “Steamboat Willie”-themed world where he’s a deckhand with a reputation for being a lazy troublemaker. Nobody mentions any kind of existing royalty in that world, and certainly nobody treats Mickey like a prince, lazy or otherwise. We see early versions of Pete, Horace Horsecollar, Clara Cluck, etc. but do you notice someone missing?

Minnie. Minnie is not from Timeless River.

Minnie is princess of the Country of the Musketeers, the “Three Musketeers”-themed world from Dream Drop Distance. We see a younger Mickey here training to be a Musketeer on princess guard duty but we know he isn’t native because he tells Sora as much. He doesn’t understand when Sora calls him “Your Majesty”. If Mickey was a prince of any kind, that title wouldn’t be weird. It’s also clear that this world is not a version of Timeless River. (Though it does have a version of Pete, which may or may not be the same Pete from the rest of the series considering he has a peg leg in Country of the Musketeers. It’s kinda hard to grow back a leg. Then again, this is a series that runs on bloodless carnage and where people regularly come back from the dead, so who knows?)

Sometime later, in Yen Sid’s tower, we see an inexperienced Mickey as the sorcerer’s apprentice. Again, Sora instinctively starts with “Your Majesty” and Mickey is confused.

By the time Birth By Sleep rolls around, Mickey is still an apprentice to Yen Sid but he’s a king now. He and Minnie rule over Disney Town during the Million Dreams Festival, which is the newer incarnation of Timeless River. And is not at all a shameless plug for Disneyland or reference to the Disney parks’ Year of a Million Dreams, up to and including Ven being given actual goddamn park tickets.

(No I will not get over the blatant self-advertising.)

Disney Town goes on to become Disney Castle from KH1 on.

So basically, Mickey pulled Minnie out of her own world and back to his, where she reigned as queen and he married her and became king. So that means that all these regal-looking pictures of mice on the walls…

…are MINNIE’S ancestors, not Mickey’s. And also, since Disney Castle was not inherited but was built during their lifetime, those little 3-circle mouse heads everywhere?

Either it’s Mickey being phenomenally narcissistic, or more likely, they’re the royal seal of MINNIE’S family.

So the worlds have to stay separated and their existences have to stay secret, right, Mick?

Unless you find a hot girl. Then you can totally bring her back to yours.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I’m new to the TJLC fandom & trying to familiarize with the most prominent metas. If it’s not too much of a bother for you can you plz help me find metas which specifically proves that BBC’s John & Sherlock’s interest in each other is intended to be romantic & sexual from the start & not platonic or unintentional? I have some vague arguments myself like imagining one of them as a woman but I’d like to read what others have to say. Thanks in advance & sorry for the trouble. -NewTJLCr

Hi there, and no trouble at all! I’m happy to help :)

Good places to start: 

  • Johnlock 101 - An Introduction to the Johnlock Conspiracy [AO3], which I’ve written for this exact purpose. This has a lot of links for further reading, too.
  • loudest-subtext-in-television‘s “Softly, Softy” [tumblr], which sums up the results of the 2009 LGB research commission of the BBC, in turn highlighting that Johnlock will happen and that it will be sexual. 
  • LSiT’s “Subversion in Sherlock” series [tumblr], which takes a look at the pilot and TBB with a TJLC lense. 
  • wellthengameover‘s “The Johnlock Arc” [tumblr], which theaorises about when Johnlock will actually happen with lots of links to their other metas. 

Further reading: 

  • My Sherlock Meta Masterpost [tumblr], which unfortunately has not been updated in a while, so some links might be broken and it is by no means extensive. However, it does list a lot of meta writers that might be of interest of you. 
  • my #Sherlock meta tag with lots of (unorganized) reblogs
  • wsswatson‘s meta masterlist [tumblr]
  • LSiT’s meta masterlist [tumblr]
  • and a looooooot more… 

I hope I could help :) Enjoy the journey to absolute certainty that Johnlock will be canon, my dear!

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BLATANT SELF ADVERTISING! I have taken it upon myself to write a very involved Riku/Sora fic re-imaging things as if Sora had been the Nobody (and plenty of other resulting changes). I would really appreciate it if I could convince others read my crap and then tell me if I should continue or abandon all hope!

Title: But We Remember What It’s Like
Pairing: Riku/Sora Axel/Roxas Terra/Ven
Chapters: 2/?
Word count: >10,000