english bit

as a heads up

I’m sure most of you know but I don’t role play with an accent. I mean, Harry has a Scottish accent of course, and I’ll use words like ‘bloody’ and 'wee’ etc along with a little bit of English slang because I myself, am English. I just know I’d struggle writing out his accent ❤️Feel free to imagine in that way though because there’s nothing sexier than Thomas Doherty’s Scottish accent 👌

americans: fight over soda vs pop

germans: you are like a little baby. watch this 

[list of 57 different yet equally unsettling words for apple core]

general li mulan

okay so i LOVE mulan okay. as far as i’m concerned it’s a Perfect Movie and doesn’t need any fixing. but i was thinking today and -

- what if mulan didn’t go to war to save her father?

say her father is dead, okay, killed by the previous war. so she’s raised by her mother and grandmother, women who’s complacency and softness has been worn away by necessity. she needs to marry well, for her family’s sake, because her mother has refused the hand of every man who offered. but mulan is even more rough around the edges than before, is educated not only in books (her mother said men wouldn’t find smarts attractive and grandmother pointed out that men aren’t always around and off to school mulan went) but in the sword too, taught to her by her classmate, ping.

mulan is considered in the lower end of the upper class, coming from a family of military men and scholars and successful merchants. ping is near the top, the son or nephew of an advisor to the emperor. his family is very rich and very important, and the reason they become friends is because mulan manages to notice something about him that he’s been hiding from everyone else - he’s going blind.

not totally blind, enough to get around, but blind enough that reading is difficult and swordplay is even worse, although once he has it down he has it. ping is no fool, he’s not weak or bumbling. his eyes just don’t work. so mulan notices and confronts him about it. she promises to keep it a secret, and hey, she’ll even help him with his assignments by reading the books out loud and helping him study. but in return he must teach her the sword, must teach her about military and tactics. he agrees.

ping and mulan become very good friends and there’s some raised eyebrows about it but they are TOO far away in class for it to be inappropriate, so they make tutting sounds and disapproving faces and let it go.

then the draft happens. ping can’t go to war, he won’t survive it. not with his eyesight like it is. so mulan offers him a deal - she’ll go to war for him, in his place. in return, if she survives, he must marry her. if she dies he must take care of her family.

ping can’t make this kind of family decision on his own, so he goes to his mother and tells her everything, about the eyesight and how he’ll die if he goes and mulan’s offer. his mother says he must keep it a secret from his father, but agrees - if mulan fights in her son’s place and survives, a wedding will be arranged. either way, mulan’s family will be taken care of. ping will be sent to live with some cousins in the meanwhile.

“you’re not in love with me, are you?” ping asks, helping mulan saddle her horse in the middle of the night. she scoffs and rolls her eyes, “not even a little. but marrying you will make my family happy, and besides, you’re my best friend,” she says, smiling, “better you than some grabby old man.” he smiles and hugs her and says, “i’m not in love with you either. but don’t die out there. we have a wedding to plan.”

so mulan goes to the camp, pretending to be ping, and she’s a little bit less lost but things still go as they go. she’s educated and trained, so it’s not hard for her to pass as ping. shang is keeping a special eye on her, thinking that she’s the son of an advisor, one of his father’s friends. and he sees how easily she excels, how quick thinking and smart she is, and starts giving her more and more responsibilities. by the time they’re called out, shang considers ping ie mulan to be his right hand man, and possibly his best friend.

he’s also a little bit in love with ping, and he’s long known he’s attracted to both genders, so he watches ping laugh and smile and the crease between his eyes when he frowns and does his best to let his feelings chase away the best soldier he has. every time shang looks at ping his heart clenches and he things to himself: i wish i could have you, i wish this was a time and a place where one man could have another, i wish you were a girl, is wish i was a girl - i wish we could be together. he’s literally a step away from doodling ‘li ping’ with little hearts over his battle plans. 

so the battles happen. shang and ping lead their men together, respected and loved. they each get promoted, and promoted, and promoted. it’s been years, and it comes to a point where they’re both generals in their own right. they trust each other, care for each other. and are both secretly in love with the other.

mulan is so conflicted. because she wants this war to end and to go home and settle back into life and become ping’s wife, so she can have an easy life spent studying and learning with her family taken care of. that’s what she’d wanted. but now what she wants is shang, her best friend, her brother in arms, her fellow general. she wishes to be everything to him, aches to be the woman on his arm and in his bed, but knows it’s the one thing she can never be.

then that final battle happens. mulan’s quick thinking saves them all and ends the war - but she’s injured.

shang finds out the ping has been a girl all along. he demands explanations - so she tells him everything, that she traded places with ping to save him, to become his wife.

and the lies should sting the sharpest, but they don’t. she’s still the same person, after all. it’s that she’s promised to another man, for one second he’d thought he might have her, but no. so he agrees not to reveal her but he’s furious and furious at himself for being furious and they’re not the same now, broken and splintered and neither of them know what to do.

the war is over. they leave. mulan returns home, and thanks to her ping is now known as a respected general. she’s done her part and survived, and now she gets her reward - ping’s hand in marriage.

but she sees ping for the first time and flings herself into his arms and starts crying. she tells him everything, because he’s still her friend, her very best friend besides shang, the man whom she lied to and betrayed and loves. and ping listens and takes her by the shoulders and says - i’ll uphold our bargain, if that’s what you want. you can be my pampered wife, you’ve more than earned it. but if you want to go to shang, i won’t blame you. you deserve your happiness.

and mulan goes back and forth, but ultimately she decides she has to try. if shang rejects her she’ll return and marry ping and uphold her family honor. but if shang wants her - he’s not as high up as ping, but he’s high up enough to satisfy her family, and also she would love him and want him if he was no more than a farming peasant so it doesn’t matter much anyway.

she rides to the capitol. she finally meets ping’s father, running into him while looking for shang. “ah mulan,” says this man who was never supposed to know of her until she became his daughter-in-law, “i didn’t expect to see you here. how fortuitous. walk with me.” she does, wary, and that’s how she discovers - he and the emperor had discovered her deception a year in, but at that point she’d already proven herself too skilled and valuable to lose. he tells her that he will uphold his son and wife’s deal and gladly welcome her to his household - but that she’s earned her rank as general, and that he and the emperor have no problem with letting her keep it.

she says thank you, shocked and joyful, but that she has to talk to someone first. “ah, yes, young general li,” he says, eyes twinkling, “i do believe he’s around here somewhere.”

she has no idea how he seems to know everything, but she finally tracks down shang who’s ecstatic to see her and hates himself for it. she confesses - says she loves him, that she’s engaged to ping but willing and able to break this engagement for shang. who is dumbfounded and elated and says yes, of course, finally and forever.

and mulan accepts her rank and marries shang, and they become the literal power battle couple of the general li mulan and general li shang. ping becomes a scholar and marries a very nice young woman who loves reading and is happy to read aloud to her husband with his failing eyes.

and they all live happily ever after.

ARIES, your laugh sounds like wedding bells and you smell like lavender. don’t lose this fervor.

TAURUS, adorn your horns with flowers and understand it doesn’t make you any less strong. it’s okay if heartache splits you wide open.

GEMINI, there’s a dragonfly on your shoulder who wants to love you. let them in.

CANCER,  love tastes like poison and most days you swallow stars to stay alive. truth is everything ends and you’re not alone because she is calling your name, if you listen closely.

LEO, take the golden ink dripping from your skin and paint the trees. leave a personal mark wherever you go.

VIRGO, you are a song i want to sing driving down the highway. learn to love yourself loudly and without fear, be proud of this.

LIBRA, find yourself in the unlikeliest of places and try to remain calm. it can only get better from here.

SCORPIO, your reflection will never be as bright as the supernova in your chest and it hurts to realize this. i still love you in the morning and i promise others do too.

SAGITTARIUS, your lungs want you to breathe so you have to let them. it gets easier with time.

CAPRICORN, you want to light your matchstick heart and set fire to the gasoline in your veins. love can keep you warm but desire will easily suffocate if you don’t know when to let go.

AQUARIUS, freedom is right around the corner, but so is sacrifice. brace yourself for the impact and believe. 

PISCES, write until your fingers bleed and then turn that steady stream into more poetry. worship at a neon church, you are creating something beautiful in everything you touch.

—  JULY ADVICE FOR THE SIGNS, x.v

pledis has lots of negative sides, but allowing their artists to date isn’t the only right thing they did. first, they take health issues seriously. in aju nice era, wonwoo got enough time to rest and recuperate. when vernon was injured, they chose not to let him perform with the rest of svt in kcon japan. recently, they also chose to let hoshi rest than participate in kcon l.a. and when produce 101 was over, the nu’est members (jr, baekho, and ren) were given enough time to rest. last but definitely not the least, they don’t force their artists into strict diet.

Un año después del fallecimiento de su madre, Zelda empieza a ser agobiada por la presión que emana de su reino, para que lleve a cabo su obligación como Sacerdotisa de Hyrule.

(A year after her mother’s passing, Zelda is starting to feel overwhelmed with the pressure emanating from her kingdom, for her to carry out her obligation as Hyrule’s Priestess). 

HOW IS IT THAT PEOPLE DON’T THINK NAMJOON IS ATTRACTIVE?!

HAVE YOU SEEN HIS FACE?! HE’S GOT THE SOFTEST GAZE AND THE SWEETEST EYES I HAVE EVER SEEN. HE HAS FULL LIPS (THAT I MIGHT ACTUALLY BE JEALOUS OF…) AND THE LITTLEST/BOOPABLE(?) NOSE LIKE WHAT THE HELL. AND TO TOP EVERYTHING, HE’S GOT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SOUL…

JUST LOOK AT HIM.

Gif tutorial

Since some people asked me a tutorial on how I color my gifs and make color palette gifsets/multicolor gifs, I’ve finally decided to do it.

We’ll go from this:

to this:

and finally to this:

and this:

Keep reading

Which “Assassin’s Creed” NPC are you?
  • The girl Arno rejects dancing with at Élise’s party in Versailles
  • The guy who says, “He must be late … and she must be beautiful,” whenever Ezio parkours
  • Beggar woman chasing after Altaïr
  • The Spanish sailor who speaks “a little bit” of English whom Benjamin Hornigold threatens
  • The guy who runs away when Connor asks if he’s Ben Church’s man
  • The kid who steals Jacob’s money first thing after he arrives in London
  • Desmond the corgi

if my dogs won’t match i’ll make damn sure their gear will