if ever a character was my spirit animal then this is she

YouTuber playing Life is Strange, talking about Chloe Price

“To have friends like that, better not have them”

I strongly disagree…

…and I’ll explain why.

As a person who has had a lot of different friends, I find in Chloe a friend who I always wanted to have.

Chloe is a person with a difficult character. She is angry because she lost her father and her girlfriend. She feels lonely and she always tries to blame someone else when something doesn’t work out for her (this means that she is proud but insecure). She has her rage on, we all know it and maybe some of you hate that about her (I can’t include myself because I’d be hypocrite as I have my rage on too).

BUT

She will do whatever needs to be done for a friend.

Can’t we all agree that’s the most important thing when we have a friend?

Chloe owed a lot of money to Frank because she wanted to go away with Rachel, just in case “she showed up”.

Chloe tried to get money from Nathan because she wanted to go away with Rachel, just in case “she showed up”.

Chloe wanted to sacrifice herself for the town she hated. Moreover, she would sacrifice herself for Max, for her friend. She actually dies trying to find Rachel. She blames herself for not saving Max in the Dark Room. 

Now we can say that Chloe is not a selfish person. First reason to want her as a friend.

She is crazy

I love crazy and careless people. I love people who just don’t give a fuck about other’s opinion. Because they are the BEST people ever. They won’t listen to gossip about you, they won’t care about your hair, your clothes, your shoes… 

I love crazy people because they want to have fun and enjoy their life. I always say that Chloe is my spirit animal because I’d love to be so careless. I’d be happier for sure. Maybe, if I had a friend like her I would be happier because she’d try to do crazy things with me.

Midnight swim? Why the fuck not? I’m in. 

She is kind

I won’t say anything about this. Just see:

She is brave

Not everyone would defend you like Chloe defends Max. That’s something to think about.

I would write more and more about why I’d love having a friend like Chloe. But I think this is enough.

Keep calm and save Chloe Price

A Look into Amanda’s Vision, The Princess Advert and IDW Comic Canon: Mona Wilder revealed? (Theory Post)

Theory:

“Mona Wilder” is the seventh Black Wing subject alias MOLOCH, trapped within the squeaky ‘stress toy’, and currently communicating through dreams and commercials.

She is “The Princess” in both the commercial seen in the main series, and possibly the insane ‘Princess’ child in the IDW Comic Series.

She is who persuaded Bart to get to (and possibly to kill) Dirk Gently.  

Evidence:

Amanda’s “vision” in S1 E3.

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Naruto Characters Appreciation

Gather round brothers and sisters of the Naruto fandom, because this shit needs to be preached.
There are certain characters in this show that do not receive the love that they deserve and I’m here to share who I think needs some more admiration and a round of fucking applause. Note; down to personal preference, so please feel free to share yours.
Haku – This guy has such a beautiful concept of morality around him which is to be loyal to your friend, do anything for them; but the dark twist is that he is willing to get himself killed, being completely selfless and never regarding his own desires. Yet this is the touching part. His one desire, his dream is to be used by this friend. Considers him a master. But imagine that; being so devoted to someone that nothing else matters, and never feeling afraid because they make you feel at home. This character represents the selfless outlook on life, living to help others and find happiness in others happiness. This is why Haku is my favourite character. He also has a fucking cool mask.

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Zabuza Momochi – What can I say? He’s gorgeous and was the first ever proper villain introduced to the show and manga. Sure there was Mizuki, but fuck him he was a pilot episode villain. But what’s more? Zabuza was a villain who redeemed himself. Maybe not completely, but he realised his faults and is just an over all nostalgic character. If that’s not enough to convince you – he has sharp teeth (fantastic for kinky biting during foreplay) and he’s great with kids. I can proudly admit that Zabuza is my number 1 anime crush. Ooooh how I wanna tear those bandages off and whisper “bite me stud muffin, biiiiiiteeee.”

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Sai – He is a character that can change your views on how to live your life. In all seriousness, although he has no concept of “emotions” he is actually a very complex character and is my favourite character to write about. Constantly he asks questions to find out more about the world and its many different attributes and ways of living. I find him a fantastic character because he shows that juxtaposition between innocence and selfish people. Of course, Sai is no innocent guy. When he is introduced, he comments on Naruto’s balls right away (like damn, he is my spirit animal). However, he is brought into this world outside ROOT, having forgotten about emotions so he’s basically brand new to the whole human interaction thing beside doing missions. He is always so curious, asking questions based on the values of friendship and based off from the responses from those he asks, it really goes to show how much we take the small things in life for granted. Sai makes us realise the beauty in life, that the small things really are meaningful – we just need to cure our blindness to see them.

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Ino Yamanaka – By far my favourite kunoichi if we exclude the older generation. Overall out of the women she is ranked 4th so pretty damn high. Most of the reason why I believe she needs more appreciation is because she is the Yang to Sai’s Yin. She was one of those who actually took time to talk to Sai and that’s why I called it from the start that they would end up together. With Ino’s way of living, being this very independent and outgoing girl, she would be perfect in teaching Sai emotions without coming across as well, a bitch. And may I emphasise her strength as a shinobi. During the war, she was informed that her father was going to die. She cried for less than a minute and then got over it with a snap of her fingers, proceeding onto a very important battle plan – connecting to the minds of the allied shinobi forces. Plus, we all love a scary mother. She scares Inojin with love <3 Note; Ino and Sai fucked. Can you imagine how romantic that would have been? Her coaxing him through it? *wiggles eyebrows*

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Tsunade Senju & Mei Terumi – The reason I have put them together is because it’s for the same reasons. They are both just very empowering women, inspiring also. One of my favourite fights is the Five Kage vs. Madara Uchiha. Mei’s being all awesome with her lava (her voice is brilliant – that seductive charm) and Tsunade delivers a final blow – she fucking cracks Madara’s Susano'o. Not to mention they are both Kage and the first women to be Kage ever. Mei restores the Hidden Mist’s reputation from being the “Bloody Mist” (courtesy of Yagura – FUCKING OBITO YOU CUNT NUGGET) to an “Alright Mist” or whatever. Basically, she had to pick up the pieces left by some asshole (OBITO). And Tsunade, to me – the strongest of the sannin. She is also responsible for Sakura, Ino and Tenten becoming kick ass. Tenten wasn’t her apprentice but was initially inspired by her. Note; I love Obito, he’s my favourite character (joint with Haku). My poor onion baby~

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Kisame Hoshigaki – His back story plays a major role in this. From the beginning he had been obeying rules, this strict code and always remained loyal to the mission. He killed his teammates (one whom he may have had feelings for) for the sake of the mission but the reason I admire him is because he never complains about how sad his life is. He killed is teammates like it was no fucking deal. Even the girl who possessed romantic feelings for him. Furthermore, though be it subtle, he represents discrimination that is present in the world we know of today. Because of his skin colour / origins, he is isolated more so in the Akatsuki. Every time I see him, I always get the vibe of how lonely he is and how he’s perhaps trying to fit into the world but it does not work – because of the cruel path he has chosen. To remain loyal to the mission, never let the code fall into enemy hands; and perhaps his constant discrimination and isolation is what made him choose this way of living. I got your back, Kisame. You will always have beautiful eyes to both Killer B and I.

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Kakuzu – Right, I’m going to say it straight out. He’s fucking hot people. He has killer back muscle, arms that flex perfectly (imagine those arms being either side of your body UNF UNF, PIN ME TO THE WALL AND RAVISH MEEEEE) and he has a temper that a stereotypical love sick teen would feel like they could change. Can you imagine trying to calm that hot junk down? Okay, you may actually die before you could even try, but if you survive long enough to put your hands on his cheeks— Okay, back to why he needs to be appreciated more. His history was fucking cruel. He failed to assassinate the Hokage (baring in mind, he must of put up a pretty good fight to be able to walk away alive) and his reward for coming back alive, with intel on what Hashirama’s abilities are (that could be of great use for future plans)? Imprisonment and torture. What. The. Fuck. It actually makes me empathise with Kakuzu. His own village tortures him which should be what another village would do if they captured you so you can understand why he killed the village elders and left. Remember, he escaped from prison – so not only is he strong but intelligent. And fun fact; those tattoos around his wrists – shows how many times he’s been in prison. He is strong as fuck, immortal and has sexy stitches that could be great foreplay (*cough* tentaclepornwhat *cough*) Basically, I just want him to be my sugar daddy

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Konan – Perhaps the most divine, serene and enchanting character. There are many religious connotations around her being an angel of death / judgement but her way of thinking it what intrigues me. She appears so monotone and unmoved by everything, all but a mask that covers up her tragic past. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about how after Nagato’s death, she ruled over Amegakure, guarding where Nagato’s and Yahiko’s bodies were and we actually see her smile as she looks up to the sky, thinking about the legacy both Nagato and Naruto have left behind. Konan fights Tobi with bravery and determination to protect their legacy and dreams. My favourite quote by her “I will be the pillar that supports their bridge of peace” and the rainbow appearing behind her was definitely one of the most memorable moments for me. To the very end, she fought Tobi, intending to bring an end to the evil he has caused – only to be strangled to death. The reason I find her death so tragic is because of how mundane it is. Many characters went out with a bang but Konan died from something that anyone could easily do, thus representing how there is no hope (at this point) at all of achieving peace and her fight was for nothing. A sad way for an angel to die

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Kabuto Yakushi – Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t like this fucker. Dislike him a lot (although I sympathise with him). He needs appreciation because of how far he had come. His past was very sad, from the moment he entered the orphanage. This may sound evil, but I love seeing kid Kabuto cry. Because it’s so fucking cute. And those big glasses- awh, baby lemme hug you. And what ROOT had done was evil yet so clever with the photo manipulation and over all, Kabuto just did a lot of shit – trying to be someone he’s not and comes to the conclusion that being himself was all he ever needed to be. A moral that all of us must follow. Note; When I first saw Nun Kabuto, I wanted to laugh but then I was like “good for you, son.” and patted him on the back (of my laptop screen.)

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So far, this is all I have. There are others that need appreciation, but those above are the ones that needed detail. Personally, I still feel characters such as Itachi and Sakura need more appreciation but maybe for another time. Feel free to add on your NCA’s (Naruto Characters Appreciation) and I’ll definitely check them out. Have a good day!

Himekawa’s Partner

I love Maki Himekawa.  Because I would probably do the same things she did. 

That magical talking animal befriended in youth (or the imaginary one many of us longed for) might just be a girl’s first and only real love.

Ladies (and boys, but hear me out here), raise your hands: Did you hope to meet a Care Bear one day?  A Totoro in your back yard?  Did you long for your very own Daemon to take shape?  Of course you were secretly a Digidestined too, right?  Did the ideal pony that you wished for actually have a voice and a demi-human personality (and maybe actually be a unicorn with magic, while you were at it)?

It took a little while for girls to become badasses in cartoons, but I would argue that teaming up with magical animals was a crucial step.  And certainly, it must have had an effect on the psyche of girls of my generation.

In my case, I think I can trace the root of this deep desire for sentient animal companionship to the Punky Brewster cartoon of the late 80s:

This Glomer character made rainbows, kids!  Rainbows and magic and miracles!

And so, if I lost my one and only childhood spirit creature to the whims of fate - But a fate I thought was within my power to re-engineer - You can bet I’d become every bit as consumed as Himekawa did.  It would become my own life’s work, without hesitation.  

I would stand up in front of a room full of powerful men, talking about protecting civilians just because it’s my day job and allows access to crucial information.

I might even find myself justifying actions of dubious morality, because “That partner imprinted on me, and how could I ever pay it back for the difference it made in my life?  I owe it, and the universe owes me.”  This is what I imagine she is thinking.

From the meta standpoint, I’m not justifying the things she did (presumably facilitating the reboot even while knowing the consequences; allowing Meicoomon to kill and infect; lying to many different people) - Just saying that I can understand them.  And I couldn’t say for certain that I would not do some of the same things in her position.

Like the audience (Target audience, i.e. people who watched and loved Digimon as kids), she’s trying to return to her origin point, her childhood. 

Partnering off with each other may be what grown-ups do, but it will never be a replacement for the magic of childhood.  Although I do ship and root for them, it’s also very telling that Maki and Daigo’s relationship apparently doesn’t last.

Because he’s still out there somewhere…

I will never, ever be over this moonlit scene.  I think it was intentionally given a soft and feminine quality.  Look, she actually cried here.

And yet, for all her study and dedication, she apparently miscalculated.

Maki Himekawa is in deep.  She’s a little (a lot?) crazy, but…That’s a girl’s true love at work, and for that I respect and understand her completely.

10 FAVORITE CHARACTERS

I’ve been tagged by these lovely people @thegreenfairy25@the-dragons-roar , @mortal-fangirl , @thenatlovesyou , @uxoremmikael , @odamisao .

The rules: Pick your ten favourite characters then tag ten other blogs.

I honestly find this rather difficult, not because I have too many favourite characters, but because I realised that I have more OTP than favourite chara. Like I usually like ensemble or pairings that make each other great, Y’know? But I do single out characters now and then as my fave!

Here we go, I’ll ramble, READY? 

After my #1, the list is in no particular order because I am FICKLE as hell and I gobble every form of entertainment:

1. KUSURIURI-SAN (MEDICINE PEDDLER) FROM AYAKASHI (BAKENEKO ARC) AND MONONOKE.

His anime series is the most, THE MOST beautiful animation everrrrr for me! IT’S GORGEOUS! And Kusuriuri-san is so KAKKOI! Also he has a hot demon-slaying Alter Ego, so TWO IN ONE, BITCHES!

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2. ROSA SANCHEZ - BROOKLYN NINE NINE

She’s my spirit animal.

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3. TOMINAGA SEI /  KAMIYA SEIZABURO - KAZE HIKARU 

She’s like what SLBP’s MC should have been, hahahaha, this girl is the ultimate badass girl disguising as boy trope poster girl. Shining example. She romances Souji Okita and it’s the sweetest slowburn romance ever!

4. OSCAR FRANCOIS DE JARJAYES aka LADY OSCAR - ROSE OF VERSAILLES

First ever girl crush!

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5. KATAKURA KOJURO - TENKA TOUITSU KOI NO RAN LOVE BALLAD

I mean, have you seen my blog?

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6. MASUMI HAYAMI - KAMEN NO GARASU (GLASS MASK)

Daddy long legs! Murasaki no Bara no Hito! Hahahahah, If you understand my ramblings , you are probably my age!

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7. NANCY BOTWIN - WEEDS

This terrible lady is so fun and frustrating to watch, I was addicted!

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8. TYRION LANNISTER - A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE / GAME OF THRONES

In both books and series! The Halfman makes the show for me! Please please please GRRM, let him have some semblance of happiness in the end! Let the world recognise the great stateman he is!

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9. THRANDUIL - THE HOBBIT

Oh, the unbearable fabulousness of this creature. Though I suspect that is owed entirely to Lee Pace. Love him to bits! I am rather ashamed to admit that I own his dakimakura. 

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10. LAURENT OF VERE - CAPTIVE PRINCE TRILOGY

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This is one of the best MxM fantasy series everrr - highly recommended, especially for those of you fujoshi looking for quality content!

That’s 10!

tagging @daeva-agas @gylentia @yoolee @shokundayo @suzunesays @tokyun @manju-booty @bei-watch @midorikaze @nijigendiaries

Apologies if some of you have already done this, ahahhahaha. I’m always late to the party

My Favorite Performances of 2016

These are the 15 movie roles this year I most felt deserved highlighting. Man, there were some great roles this year, introduction, introduction, introduction, how many words does this have to be? You don’t care and I certainly don’t. On to the list!(Note: except for the top two, this list is in no particular order).

Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some!!)
The entire cast of Richard Linklater’s spiritual follow-up to “Dazed and Confused” is one riotous bundle of joy (and a cure for the usually cliche portrayal of college kids), but Glen Powell’s Finnegan is by far the standout. The scene that makes his character comes at a party for the “artsy fartsy” crowd when, after encouraging a freewheeling spirit of sex, booze, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll throughout the film, he actually gets for real hurt when his proteges crash his chances with a girl he happens to like. Finnegan is on the cusp of adulthood and leadership heading into one of the most tumultuous decades of American history, but he’s not quite there yet…and it’s the leftover, subtle vulnerabilities of the kid during his last days of youth that make him so unbelievably endearing. If there’s any justice in the world, EWS!! will do for him what Dazed and Confused did for…well, most of the cast.

Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash)
The (in my opinion, overblown) controversy over Swinton’s Doctor Strange role sadly overshadowed her performance in this Fellini-esque story of beautiful people behaving in decidedly un-beautiful ways. Playing a major, David Bowie-esque popstar who has gone near-mute from the stress of living in public, Swinton has few lines but somehow manages to steal the show from a simmering Matthias Schoenaerts and a manic Ralph Fiennes. Being mostly robbed of the ability to speak, Swinton has to convey a massive range of emotions largely with body language—a task she accomplishes with all the skill you’d expect from one of the world’s greatest actresses.

Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Frail and tough, honest and veiled, open and censoring—Portman’s portrayal of the most famous First Lady in American history is riddled with contradictions that, in her hands, become a coherent character. She can sink to the depths of unbearable anguish at a moment’s notice, and five minutes later it is as if nothing very bad had happened. Yet, there’s always something boiling under the surface…perhaps an understanding that history will forever place “JFK’s wife” next to her name, whatever else she may do with her life. At times, Portman seems to barely hold it all in, yet when we leave the theater she is still a mystery. Maybe that’s how it should be.

Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Rarely does more go unsaid or understood than passes behind the face of Joel Egderton as Richard Loving, one half of the married couple whose simple wish to live in their home state of Virginia dealt a death blow to laws banning interracial marriage in the United States. Edgerton says little, and when he does it is in as few words as possible…every one of which speaks his entire mind. Key to the performance, though, are scenes of him simply sharing intimate moments with wife Mildred. At a time when the stereotype of the traditonal American husband and father of yesteryear is often held up for all the wrong reasons, Edgerton’s performance is crucial.

Emma Stone (La La Land)
Until near the end, the music is the driving force of La La Land. Then someone asks the character of Mia to “tell a story”, and Emma Stone delivers one of the best scenes of her career. The strength of the “Audition” number redefines what has come before for the character, and solidifies her as both someone we can really root for, and the personification of dreamers, however hopeless they might be. The final look she gives Ryan Reynolds in the film speaks more than a page of dialogue ever could.

Viola Davis (Fences)
Before the era of feminism, there was an unspoken agreement between married couples in the U.S.: a wife was to put up with her husband’s shit, even when he was full to bursting with it. It was hard to pick one of the two main performances in “Fences” to single out, but ultimately Davis’s simmering cauldron is the heart of the story, enabling her to both survive and love life with her deeply, deeply flawed husband. Unlike Denzel Washington, who gets to vomit forth an endless stream of anger throughout the film, Davis is tasked with saving her one great outburst for when it is most needed and has the most impact, creating a scene the trailers should not have featured; it should have been allowed to burst on audiences like water from a broken dam, rolling over everything in its path. Five minutes later, she’s calm again, but she’s also a different woman…or maybe just another woman who was hiding behind the first all along.

Sunny Pawar (Lion)
The trailers all emphasize the adult Saroo’s search for his home, but the bulk of the movie is taken up with a young Saroo getting lost in the first place, and Dev Patel is overshadowed by 8-year-old Sunny Pawar…not an easy feat. Like Quvenzhane Wallis and Jacob Tremblay, Pawar takes a role that could easily have been phoned in (since we have natural sympathy for kids) and makes little Saroo into an enormously relatable character, a lost boy whose stomping ground is no Neverland. It isn’t any wonder the filmmakers keep coming back to him in flashbacks after his character is grown. He’s the heart of the film.

Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen)
I swear, my generation moons over the era of John Hughes High School comedies so much they seem to forget that being awkward, out-of-place and unable to wait for the day after graduation day isn’t unique to them. Every year we get a handful of largely unheralded comedies about that very topic, and Hailee Steinfeld’s performance as a morbid, confused and, yes, aggressive (bad female! bad!) teen who openly discusses her sex life, alcohol habits and dark, dark, dark humor elevates “Edge of Seventeen” to the top of the pack. With acerbic wit, pinpoint aim, and unflinching pessimism, Nadine Franklin manages to skewer not just every aspect of High School life but many of life in general. The only target she routinely misses? Herself.

Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
It is exceedingly rare that a woman in the movies can be aggressive and acidic at the same time. Kate Beckinsale’s Lady Susan is such a character. It is impossible for all but the most ardent feminists to actually like her, and you’d never want to be drawn into her poisonous circle of rumor, manipulation, innuendo and life-destroying gossip, but you have to admire her for taking charge of her own life at a time when women were tasked with hosting guests, looking pretty and shutting up. These days, she’d almost certainly be described as a sociopath, wrecking lives for her whim and amusement, yet you can’t look away. She’s the year’s best villain…or is she?

Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
Chris Pine’s well-meaning father is our anchor to this story of two desperate brothers in hard times, but Ben Foster is the anarchic, destructive force that keeps our eyes glued to the screen. Whereas Pine’s dad doesn’t think of himself as criminal and Jeff Bridges’s sheriff has spent far too much time watching old westerns, Foster knows exactly what he is: a violent criminal whose psycopathy he might be able to turn to his brother’s aid in one last blaze of glory. There’s never really a question of him surviving the story; he’s not a man, he’s a storm, and he’s here to rage harder than he ever has before blowing himself out.

Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Talk about embodying multiple people in one role. Harris plays mother to a young, gay black man at three different stages of his life, but she’s not the kind of perfect mom the movies prefer. She’s a drug addict at a time when the War on Drugs refused to treat such people with any sort of humanity, and she’s got a temper to match the times; when she screams hurtful words at her own son, the decision to remove the audio from the scene makes her come off as near-demonic. Simplicity, though, isn’t really what Moonlight deals in, and there are layers and regrets to her revealed as the film goes on. Her final scene asks a rather important question: should any time be too late to be forgiven?

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)
For the most part, horror will forever be considered beneath the notice of those who hand out accolades, which means even if you turn in one of the most startling performances of the year, it doesn’t really count if it’s in this genre. That’s a shame, because unless you count a tiny, uncredited role from 2014, Taylor-Joy makes the most impressive film debut of any actress this year. Called upon to do things involving animal blood and demonic possession that a more image-concerned person might spurn, she handles the role of a teenage girl whose family is being assailed by the forces of hell by taking it all absolutely seriously, which is essential; any hint that she thinks anything she’s doing is silly, and the film falls apart. There’s reason to question whether anything supernatural is really happening in the New England wilderness of the late 1600’s, but no reason to doubt the strength of Taylor-Joy’s performance.

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Not everything has to be so serious, something Deadpool would probably remind you of right before delivering a kick straight to your kibbles and bits. As the star, producer and driving force behind the hilariously raunchy R-rated superhero flick, Reynolds is the most eminently watchable and entertaining a comic hero has been outside the suit since Robert Downey Jr. swaggered into the Iron Man armor. Mel Brooks once famously described his films as rising below vulgarity, and whether Reynolds is taking time out to break the fourth wall or making incredibly lewd comments at his blind, elderly, female roommate, he’s bringing the spirit of “Blazing Saddles” to a genre that sometimes really needs to get over itself. In a year where “Batman vs. Superman” took itself more seriously than a second heart attack, Reynolds’s Merc with a Mouth is the filthy, over-the-top cure the doctor ordered.

And my top two performances, starting with my choice for Best Actress:

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

In arguably the most challenging role this year, which comes in certainly the most challenging film, Huppert plays a woman who, after being raped, plays a cat-and-mouse game with the rapist. Whether she is trying to catch him or get caught again is another question. The role was turned down by multiple more well-known actresses, before being taken by Huppert, who deserves to be more well-known outside her native France. Key to her performance is that her character is not altogether very likable, and if she were not a victim of a heinous crime, you’d have a real difficult time feeling empathy for her. That takes far more guts, I think, than playing out brutal scenes of assault, since we tend to demand our heroines be pure as the driven snow.

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

He’s been turning in the best work he possibly can in every role he’s had, big or small, for two decades, always overshadowed in fame by his older brother, but this year is Casey’s. Angry, violent, adrift and bereft, Lee Chandler is a man with no purpose in a world that demands every man have one, not that he grasps himself on that level: he’s simply a man who has been struck over and over until nothing but armor remains. Forced to deal with the issue of custody for his nephew after his brother dies, he portrays a truth no man wants to face: not all of us are cut out for responsibility. Despite this, Affleck walks a fine line, making Lee simultaneously a jerk and someone you’d really like to see come out on top. Unfortunately, as Lee well knows, the world just isn’t that simple.

Honorable mentions: I limited my list to 15, and even after expanding from ten it was still difficult. There are lots of great roles that didn’t make the cut, and here are the ten that really gave the winners a run for their money, in one big list. If you don’t see your favorite, remember: it doesn’t necessarily mean they weren’t good, just that I can’t possibly list them all.

Kristen Stewart (Cafe Society)
The Cast of Don’t Think Twice
Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Lou de Laage (The Innocents)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
Pretty much everybody in Moonlight (Moonlight)
Katie Holmes (Touched With Fire)

Character Profiles

Meliodas
Height: 152cm
Weight: 50kg
Birthday: 25th July
Age: Over 3000?
Magic: Full Counter, repelling magical attacks
Weak point: Elizabeth
Birthplace: Demon Realm
What he likes about himself: His ahoge
Dream/Hope: Lifting his curse
Regrets: That he couldn’t save (people I guess?)
The most embarrassing thing in his life: His past self
What he wants the most right now: Skinship with Elizabeth
Favorite animal: Elizabeth (I’m not kidding here, it says animal, omfg)
Favorite scent: Elizabeth’s body
Power Level: 32500 (at the end of volume 22)
Magic: 2700 Strength: 27700 Spirit: 2100

Elizabeth

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The Counterphobic 6, my take.

I’m not here to say cp6′s get a bad wrap, or that we’re misunderstood. However, i do think there are some nuances that could be clarified. For example, as a counterphobic 6, I would not describe my inner dialogue as *INWARD SCREAMING* or *RRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE* as every tumblr post seems too. Of course these posts are merely being humorous, and there is no harm in that. The real problem is that the enneagram 6 is a complex subject, especially the counterphobic side. Being as it is that most people get their info from the internet, we have to make sure there is ample resource for people to find out about each type. It was too the point that I insisted in my own mind that there was no way I was counterphobic, no way at all. I was a Phobic 6 for months, not relating with or wanting to associate with any description of a counterphobic 6. It wasn’t til I got into a skirmish with my INFJ over something that I realized the root of the problem was i was running AT the anxiety, and that was just a thing I did. (while she runs away) I took me observing the mechanics of the thing to relate with it because the descriptions are just so intensely unrelatable. They all seem to describe an 8-ish ESTP character that I don’t relate with at all. 

At the core of the thing, a counterphobic 6 is simply a 6, that runs at sources of anxiety rather than away. HOW they do it is not set in stone. For me it might look something like this: 

There is an elephant in the room, Stacy and Robert are sitting down talking in the corner. The last time I saw them a few weeks ago, they we’re angry at me. I know them to be reasonable people but I don’t know If they’ve forgiven me since I’ve apologized. A severe anxiety overtakes me. I cannot deal with being in the same room with them and not knowing how they’re thinking of me, what they might be saying about me, and if they’re still hurt. I HAVE to go sit with them an make the first strike. I sit by them and make a lighthearted joke to see if they smile.

Now let’s compare this to what a phobic 6 might do:

There is an elephant in the room, Stacy and Robert are sitting down talking in the corner. The last time I saw them a few weeks ago, they we’re angry at me. I know them to be reasonable people but I don’t know If they’ve forgiven me since I’ve apologized. A severe anxiety overtakes me. What if they still hate me? What if they’re talking about me right now? Maybe if they don’t see me it won’t remind them… What if they walk over here and attack me!? I think I should leave… I should just go outside and avoid this altogether.

Now, I’m not saying the phobic 6 approach is worse, Not at all, its much less annoying and obnoxious. However, I don’t think people understand the distress that cp6′s feel, not just in social situations, but in general. If a cp6 feels a punishment coming they just want to take it as soon as possible to avoid the agonizing wait. The counterphobic 6, above all else, wants to put an end to their anxiety as quickly as possible by whatever means necessary. They don’t want to wait for a situation to resolve, they want to resolve it. They don’t want to wait for trouble to come, they want to go to the trouble. They would rather meet danger with wide eyes and clinched fists than have it creep up on them and stab them while their backs are turned. Idle worrying is the enemy. Fear is the Dragon unslain. They connot stand loose ends or unresolved narratives. Looming trouble is a dark cloud constantly pouring rain and it is unbearable.

I work at a Learning Center as a teachers assistant. I would like to tell you about the curious case of young Stephan. Stephan is a seemingly violent and aggressive child of about 7. I often remark to my INFJ girlfriend who works with me “Stephan is my spirit animal”. He is so aggressive towards teachers, and other children, even me. He says things, angrily like “Hey, who asked you!?” or “whatever, bub!” or “ggrrraaaaah, not (blank) again” and “*incomprehensible angry muttering to self*” He’ll attack me verbally, or threaten to beat me up and I’ll just smile and say “I’m more than twice your size, buddy” softly and nonthreatening. To which he then becomes very passive aggressive and dismissive as if he never said anything to begin with. What Stephan doesn’t want you to know is that he’s actually intensely anxious. You can tell that when he talks aggressively he is doing so feigning confidence he doesn’t have, he may stutter or trail off. There is no forcefulness in his energy, only an harsh defense disguised as an offense. He’s afraid nobody is protecting him. That we’re all here to judge him (it is a school after all) and that at the end of the day there is nothing he can really do to stop it. So he lashes out with anxious energy and feigned confidence. And I’ll tell you, as an adult of 23, of the hundreds of kids I’ve seen, I’ve never found a child I more strongly related to. 

We’re every bit of the nervous wreck of the phobic 6, but its almost as if they can “take it” better. I marvel at the phobic 6s ability to let the nervous energy stew and avoid the problem. Problems that seem a long way off can’t get here quick enough. At the end of the day, it’s not that I’m aggressive, It’s that I’m scared that I can’t know how things will play out (or if they’ll play out) unless I make them play out. I’m not trying to hurt or annoy anyone, I’m simply afraid and can’t stop myself. All I really need is to be reassured. That’s all I’ve ever wanted from anyone. Unless I get that I can’t relax, and all I want to do is relax! 

Unfortunately, most cp6′s aren’t aware they’re counterphobic, or even that they’re ruled by their anxiety. Many cp6s will not suffer the humiliation of admitting they’re anxious or uncertain. Many cp6′s are not even feelers or consciously focusing on how they feel. That’s your 8ish ESTP cp6 archetype. But for those of us who are aware and searching for answers and admitting our flaws… cut us a bit of slack. Not asking for an excuse, just reassurance that we can trust you and are well liked. A swift end to problems and anxieties is all we want and your assistance in the matter would be greatly appreciated!

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Interview With @danaterrace by  Fulle Circle Magazine

Storyboard Artist, Animator and Director Dana Terrace stops by Fülle Circle to discuss the race cars, lasers and aeroplanes that may or not be in her next big project (with Showrunner Matthew Youngberg and Co-Producer/Head Writer Frank Angones), Disney XD’s nostalgic return to Duckburg in a reimagining of the 1987 series, DuckTales. We also discuss Gravity Falls, her childhood obsession with cats, the appeal of Carl Barks, and her advice for aspiring animators.  

Jason Anders: Do you remember the first cartoon you fell in love with as a kid?
Dana Terrace: I had always watched cartoons as a kid, but the first thing I obsessed over was Pokémon. It was 1999, I was eight years old, and I wanted a furry friend with magical powers to beat people up for me. I watched everything else but I never missed a new Pokémon episode. I didn’t know what an animator was, but I knew “I want to do that - whatever it is.”
JA: What first influenced you to start drawing and what were your favorite things to draw?
DT: I don’t know when I started. I’ve been drawing since I could hold a pencil. What encouraged me to continue was that every time I sat down with a marker and pad of paper the adults would leave me alone. I was an anti-social kid so when I discovered this trick I used it as much as I could.
I was big into cats. Every character was either a cat or a cat-girl in a dress being chased by ghosts and dinosaur ghosts. One of my favorite drawings from 1998 shows a cat-girl swinging by a vine over a pit of lava, and the cat is saying “this SUKS” (suks crossed out twice and rewritten in all caps).

JA: Was DuckTales a show that you were into as a kid?
DT: Nope! I never watched it until I was hired onto the show. I watched a bunch of episodes for study but had a hard time with the relationship between Webby and the triplets. It felt hateful and mean. That’s something I love about the writers on our show, they treat Webby like one of the kids and make her a joy to board! Besides that, I’ve read a lot of Carl Barks/Don Rosa comics. Those are just delightful.

I feel like I should add a caveat: Though I didn’t grow up with the original show, literally everyone else on the crew did - all of the writers, board artists, designers, directors, etc. They are very aware of keeping the “spirit” of the show intact. I just wanted to work on a show with cute animals going on adventures.

JA: Where are you from originally?
DT: I’m from New Haven County in Connecticut. Then I was in NYC for four years to go to college.
JA: Is college a path you’d encourage for those who want to pursue a career in animation?
DT: My time at School of Visual Arts was a mix of experiences. It wasn’t perfect. I made some great friends there and they had the facilities I needed to make my own short films. However, I found the program lacking in actual knowledge of how the industry works. Many of the teachers hadn’t worked in the industry for over twenty years and were very out of the loop with how things worked. Of course there were exceptions; I had some amazing animation/layout teachers and a couple of figure-drawing teachers who completely changed the way I approached drawing. But because we were so far away from LA studios it was hard for us to imagine what an active professional looked like. I learned a lot from my peers, online tutorials, and students from CalArts and Gobelins that I would talk to in forums.

I don’t want to discourage anyone from doing anything just because of my singular experience. It all comes down to the individual. Some people have amazing experiences in school, I didn’t. Art school isn’t for everyone, especially those in financial straights, but there are alternatives! There are a million online classes students can take that offer a solid animation education by current working professionals at a fraction of the cost. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to strike out on your own but it isn’t impossible. I hope students look at both options very carefully to decide what’s best for them!

JA: How did you land a job working on Gravity Falls, and what was your immediate reaction to the offer?
DT: It was strange! I hadn’t watched Gravity Falls before they contacted me and sent a storyboarding test. Someone on the crew found my Tumblr and liked my drawings enough to email me! I did the test and they immediately wanted to bring me on as a revisionist. At the same time I was waiting to hear back from Steven Universe for a position. I was leaning more towards SU, I was a fan of Rebecca Sugar ever since I saw her films at SVA, but they took too long to reply and I needed a job so I half-heartedly accepted Gravity Falls’ offer. I think it turned out alright.
JA: What is your fondest memory of working on Gravity Falls?
DT: There are so many good memories on Gravity Falls - drinking with the crew and playing Smash Bros., drunkenly playing Smash Bros. with the crew, etc.
One memory I go back to is storyboarding on “Dipper and Mabel Vs the Future.” There was a scene where Mabel is sadly looking through her scrapbook while Stan attempts to cheer her up. It was a real “father/daughter” kind of moment and, having lost my own father around Mabel’s age, I poured my heart into it. I don’t know how much of that came out in the finished animation, especially after some things were cut for time, but it was the first time I didn’t get notes from my director. If I went back I’d change a million things, but I remember being very satisfied and proud at that moment. JA: How did the opportunity of working on the new DuckTales present itself?
DT: The Line Producer for DuckTales was also LP for season two of Gravity Falls. When she heard I was looking for work in November 2015 she hit me up! I was originally offered a boarding position, but I had just finished boarding for a few projects that left a bad taste in my mouth. So I took a chance and asked if they had a director’s position open. Fortunately, they did - and even more fortunately, they were desperate enough to try me out!
JA: What do you love most about DuckTales, both the new and original show?
DT: I can’t say much about the original show, but I’m a big fan of the Carl Barks comics. What I love the most is the way he drew Scrooge and Donald. Their closed-eye designs were so cute and their smiles so appealing. Happily, we’ve integrated some of those Barks-isms into our designs.
I feel so biased talking about the show I worked on. Of course I love it! The scripts are funny, the characters have depth, and best of all Webby has an actual goddamn personality besides “girl”. She’s my favorite character to work with. I think people will appreciate what we’ve done with her.

JA: What can we expect from the new series?
DT: Same as the old; really cute animal characters going on adventures, but with a little more personality for the kids and a little more depth for every character all-around. I think people will like it!
JA: What is your all-time favorite piece of animation?
DT: If you’re talking about animation as in “which piece of pure context-less piece of art do I like”, I go back to the scene in Ghost in the Shell when Major Kusanagi’s arms are being ripped apart while trying to defeat a terrorist robot, or the marching parade in Paprika, or just the little looped GIFs made by talented friends like Jeff Liu, Spencer Wan and Toniko Pantoja.
Just for the sake of narrowing it down, my favorite animated movie is Princess Mononoke. It’s stunning, heart-breaking and otherworldly. Without fail I start crying ten minutes into the film every time. I’m awful to watch it with. JA: What inspires you?
DT: The inevitability of death! Before I die I want to make sure I put 120% into my passion.
JA: What advice would you give to artists who are just starting out and trying to get their foot in the door?
DT: I say this all the time: DRAW! Draw every goddamn day. Or write every day, if that’s your thing, and show your work to people, online and offline. Learn how to take critique and never let yourself hide behind “styles”. That’s how amateur artists stay amateurs. If you want to get into animation it will behoove you to be versatile. At the end of the day, the quality of your work is all that matters.
JA: How would you describe yourself in three words?
DT: Very. Tired. UUUGHHH.

I don’t think there’s going to be any point ever where Kumin Tsuyuri is not my spirit animal? I mean look at her

She just naps anywhere, any time?

She forms a club for napping and naps at the member signups?

She holds a napping competition at one point?

Plus she’s totally down with whatever fun chunibyo stuff her friends have planned?

ANd then one time she dressed up as and started acting like their friend in an effort to fill the void left by that friend moving without telling anyone?

Bottom line, Kumin Tsuyuri is amazing and also me and I am a huge fan of her

INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS SERIES, WHAT IS WICCA

What Is Wicca?

History Misconceptions Satan Evil Spells Divinity
Nature Other Faiths Afterlife Sin Ethics
Leadership Churches Magick What is Wicca?

History


Wicca is a neo-pagan religion based on the pre-Christian
traditions of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Its
origins can be traced even further back to Paleolithic
peoples who worshipped a Hunter God and a Fertility
Goddess. Cave paintings found in France (and dated at
30,000 years old) depict a man with the head of a stag,
and a woman with a swollen, pregnant belly. They stand in
a circle with eleven mortals. These archetypes of the
divine are worshipped by Wiccans to this very day. By
these standards, the religion that is now called Wicca, is
perhaps the oldest religion in the world.

In 1951, the laws against Witchcraft were repealed in
England. A man named Gerald Gardner was the first to
come into the public eye with a description of what
modern witches were practicing. His information came
from the traditions of a coven called the New Forest
Witches, and from Ceremonial Magick and the Cabballah.
He began what is now called the Gardnerian Tradition of
Wicca. From Gardnerian came Alexandrian Tradition,
and a host of other offshoots that today number in the
hundreds.

Misconceptions


For two thousand years the image of the Witch has been
associated with evil, heathenism, and blasphemy. These
ideas have their origin in Christian myths created to
convert members of the Old Religion to that of the new.
By making the Witch into a diabolical character of ill
intent and action, the Christian missionaries were able to
attach fear to a word that had once meant Healer, Wise
One, and Seer.

These fears are present to this day. When we think of the archetypal image of the Witch, we remember the evil enchantress of childhood tales. We think of an old, wrinkled hag with a nasty wart on her nose. We think of hexes, and devils, and foul incantations chanted around a bubbling cauldron. While we modern witches have been known to stir up herbal remedies in a cauldron, we are a far cry indeed from the horrifying Wicked Witch of the West!


Witches Do Not Worship Satan

To believe in Satan, one must subscribe to the Christian mythos. We do not. Wicca does not have any belief in, nor do we worship a concept of evil incarnate. All life is perceived as a
constant flow of positive and negative energies, which
intertwine to create the balance of life. [From my own
experience, I must say that the only evil I have ever
observed in the world has come from Man. There are no
ax-murderers, or child-abusers to be found in the animal
kingdom, or in nature as a whole.

Witches Do Not Cast Evil Spells

Modern Witches have a very strict belief in the Law of Return. Whatever we send out into our world shall return to us, so even the most ill-tempered Witch would not consider doing magick
to harm another being. The spells that we do involve
things like Healing, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, and Joy.
The “potions” that we stir might be a headache remedy,
or a cold tonic, or an herbal flea bath for the family dog.

Beliefs

Immanent Divinity

Wiccans believe that the spirit of God/dess exists in every living thing: in the trees, the rain, the flowers, the sea, and in each other. This means that we must treat our peers, and all the beings of the Earth as aspects of the Divine. We attempt to honour and respect life, in all its many and diverse expressions.

Nature

Wiccans learn from and worship nature by
celebrating the cycles of the sun, and the cycles of the
moon. We look into ourselves for the cycles within that
correspond to those of the natural world, and try to
move in harmony with the movement of life. Our teachers
come in the form of trees, rivers, lakes, meadows, and
mountains, as well as other humans who have walked the
path before us. This belief infers a reverence and
respect for the environment, and all of life upon the
Earth We revere the spirits of the elements that create
our world. Air, Fire, Water, and Earth combine to
manifest all creation. From these four elements we gain
wisdom, and understanding of how the universe unfolds.
The rhythms of nature are the rhythms of our lives.
Wiccans attempt to dance in step with the pulse of the
Earth.

Other Faiths

Modern Witches believe in freedom first!
We do not choose to look at our path as the “one true
right way,” but as one path among many to the center.
We do not convert new members to the Craft, nor do we
advertise or prosteletize. We believe that anyone who is
meant for this path will find it through their own search.
Wiccans practice tolerance and acceptance toward all
other religions, as long as those faiths do not preach or
commit harm to others.

Afterlife

Most Witches believe in reincarnation of some
sort, whether it be the Eastern version known as the
Transmigration of Souls (the spirit incarnating one body
after another in an effort to learn all the life lessons
that it can), or Ancestral Incarnation (where the spirit
and life lessons of the grandfather transmute to the
granddaughter, and so on down the genetic line). The
latter is a more traditionally Celtic approach, but both
are accepted.


Sin In Wicca

We do not have a specific concept of sin.
There is no heaven or hell that souls will go to based on
their worldly actions. Wrong-doing is governed and
determined by the individual conscience. With the belief
in the Law of Return, one’s actions will determine one’s
future. The individual is therefore responsible for his or
her own fate, based on what he or she chooses to do
internally and externally in the world.


Ethics

Wicca has but one law of action and ethics. It is
called the Wiccan Rede or the Wiccan Law, and can be
found under the Reading Room category of the same
name. “And ye harm none” covers almost everything that
the Ten Commandments do: don’t lie, don’t steal, don’t
cheat, etc. It encourages us to strive not to harm any
living thing - including ourselves - except perhaps to
survive. Whether this means that you must become a
vegetarian or a passivist is up to the individual. The
Wiccan Law serves as a guideline to action, not a
mandate. The only law that the Ten Commandments
express that is not covered by the Wiccan Law is that of
marriage and adultery. In Wicca, love itself is
sanctified, with or without government authorization. As
long as two individuals share a sincere bond of love that
does not harm either party, it does not matter if they
are legally joined, if they are heterosexual, homosexual,
bisexual, or interracial.

Leadership vs. Hierarchy

There is no Arch Bishop of Wicca. There is no one person or organization that determines the practices and beliefs of Wicca as a whole. Instead, Wicca is formed of small nebulas groups
and solitaries who are charged with the leadership of
themselves. Wicca is a religion of clergy, not followers.
Each person who seriously pursues the Craft, whether it
be through study in a particular tradition, or through
self-teaching and private learning, has the choice to
become a priest or priestess of Wicca. Most modern
traditions of Wicca offer a three year program of
learning that will bring the student to the level of High
Priest or Priestess.

Churches and Temples

Wiccans do not usually have churches created specifically for the worship of the gods. Our temple is found in nature, among the creations of the divine. We meet in a circle that represents the Circle of Life, and the equality that we share. There is no
head, no top, no beginning and no end. When necessary,
our circles take place indoors in houses, apartments, or
wherever we can find a sacred, protected space. But
ideally, a circle will take place in a grove beneath the
stars, with the silver moon shining down from above.


Magick

Witches believe in the power of magick to
create change. A prominent Wiccan author named
Starhawk defines magick as “the art of changing
consciousness at will.” By being in tune with the rhythms
of life, we can create change for ourselves and for our
world. We use herbs, oils, colours, stones, crystals, and
other symbolic materials to represent the change we wish
to create. Wiccans believe that the individual is
responsible for his or her own reality. If there is
something that is not healthy, or conducive to happiness
and growth, we have the power to change it. As aspects
of the divine, we are each Creator and Creatress, filled
with the power to manifest all that we dream of or
desire.

What is Wicca?

Wicca is a forest in the light of the silvery moon…a glade enchanted by the light of the Faery. It is the dewdrop on the petals of a flower in bloom, the warmth of the summer sun on the skin, the fall of colourful autumn leaves, and the softness of winter snow upon the Earth. It is light, and shadow and all that
lies in between. It is the song of the wind, and the tune of the tides. It is the symphony of life! To be a Witch is to be a healer, a teacher, a seeker, a giver, and a protector of all things living and alive. If this path be yours, may you tread it with honour and with light!

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Young!Namjoon

It is time for our leader (who I hope gets well very quickly and I hope he rests up during the break between comebacks) my lowkey spirit animal, Kim Namjoon aka Rap Monster (I just really like saying that)

  • He’s a lil chatterbox
  • He’s the leader so obviously he needs to be good at talking and that starts from a young age
  • As he’s scribbling all over his coloring book, he’s just chatting away with one of the teachers and she can’t help but smile bc he’s s o cute
  • He goes on and on about his favorite movies, songs, characters just everything
  • Y'all know how Kim Daily can vary like his style doesn’t really stick to just one thing that's lil joon’s style
  • Lots of baggy shirts and cardigans/coats that drag on the floor when he walks and glasses that are too big for his face bc he’d just borrowed a pair of his father’s glasses
  • They keep sliding down his nose and whenever he pushes them back up, his sleeves get in his face bc they’re much too long but it’s honestly adorable
  • Okay but just picture lil bby joon with his dimples I’m done
  • He’s s o smart
  • He’s the first in the class to pick things up but he never brags about it bc he feels like it’d be rude and he doesn’t want to put the other kids down  
  • Head canon he and yoon are best friends after they meet on the first day of school
  • Yoon is like so done with him 24/7 but he loves him so he sticks around with him
  • Occasionally he just has to laugh bc how did he end up befriending the kid that ran into doors and talked loudly and is just s o excited about everything
  • He has no idea how their friendship happened but he’s ight with it
  • Speaking of running into doors lil joon is still just as clumsy as he is now
  • If anything, it’s amplified bc his limbs are a bit too long for his body and he sometimes just kinda trips over nothing
  • Like he’s just walking along and he takes his eyes off of the floor for a second to wave at yoon and then he’s just face planting onto the ground 
  • Off in the distance, you hear yoon face palm
  • You befriend him
  • You see him fall one day and he ends up scraping his knee a bit so you just walk over and give him a lil bandage bc “teacher says that we can get infections if we don’t cover our wounds”
  • From then on you two are attached at the hip
  • You learn pretty quickly to have bandages on you basically every second of the day
  • He often helps you when you’re confused about something you’ve learned in class 
  • Fast forward to when you’re 8
  • His legs and arms have grown even longer and they’re just as uncoordinated as ever and now his top front tooth is missing
  • He gets really into hip hop and just starts rapping whenever he has the chance
  • You tell him he has a real knack for it and he’s just like wait wha t really
  • You two spend literally every single day together and if there’s ever a day you two can’t be together it feels weird
  • Bc like wait where’s the off tune singing, where are the flailing limbs that end up hitting you in the eye countless times, where are the million apologies that follow the unintentional hit
  • He tells you he’s gonna head over to New Zealand and you’re just kinda oh
  • The night before he leaves, you two just hang out and look at the stars and talk about how much you’ll miss each other
  • He gets really serious and just grabs your hand and is like “I’ll always come back to you though”
  • Even though it was said in the childlike manner of “we’ll be friends forever and ever" he truly does mean it and he never forgets to come home and run back into your arms
  • Honestly when you two reunite after his trip away it’s just !!!
  • He’d gotten even taller while he was over seas and he was now lowkey towering over you even though you yourself had grown a bit and his front tooth had grown in
  • He hugs you and doesn’t really let go ever
  • As a homecoming gift, you buy him his first journal to write lyrics in and he just turns heart eyes tbh  
  • Side note, over a decade later, he still has that journal filled with all of the songs that were about you and his crush on you and he just keeps it in his nightstand table
  • Whenever he can’t sleep, he likes to read through it and he just smiles to himself when he spots the engagement ring on your finger
  • "Oh young Namjoon, if only you knew what would come”  
No Regrets Part 1

I don’t know if an imagine/story has ever been written about this. I saw an interview about Daryl maybe being a virgin. I think it would be really cool to see a story written around that. Really shy daryl meats a girl, slowly and awkwardly get to know each other and then one night he tells her about his virginity and how he really likes her and then you know how the rest would go 😘🎈 I love stories where he’s really shy and awkward but still with a bit of smut 😂 :) love your blog ❤️

I’m gonna make this into a series/mini series haven’t decided how many chapters this will be yet. Thank you so much for requesting this idea, love! And I hope you don’t mind I gave the character a name. I was thinking of ideas for the story, a name immediately came to mind and it felt right so I gave her a name.

The group had been travelling for weeks. They were low on water, completely out of food and were losing their spirit. They were lucky enough to meet Aaron, who would change their lives forever by bringing them to a community where they would have shelter and food and they could almost feel normal. Of course, not everyone was on board with this new community offered to them.

Daryl Dixon wasn’t used to such a clean cut community. This kind of place would’ve shunned him just a few years ago before the world went to hell. So he wasn’t exactly going to try and keep up appearances like the others were doing. He would sit on the porch and cut open the possum he’d killed earlier like he always did without a care in the world.

As Daryl cleaned up the bloody mess he made, a young woman approached him, though she wouldn’t go up the steps onto the porch. Daryl didn’t acknowledge her at first but noticed she had a laundry basket in her hands. But she had noticed him looking at her and saw that as her cue to speak.

“Welcome to Alexandria,” she said, “My name’s Mia. Deanna has some of us going around and giving these to all of you. I think Jessie dropped one off to your friend, Rick.”

“Thanks,” he grunted.

“Could I…ask your name?” Mia added.

“Daryl.”

“I…I’m sorry,” Mia said, “I’m totally rude I can see you’re busy. I’ll just leave this basket here.”

“Thanks,” Daryl repeated. As Mia bent over to set the basket down beside him, he looked up and was met by the largest pair of greenish-blue eyes he’d ever seen with long eyelashes and wavy brown hair that brushed her shoulder. She froze before setting the basket down once their eyes met.

“So that’s what you look like,” she said, laughing as she looked back down at the basket, “Deanna’s throwing a party tonight in honor of your arrival. You and your friends, I mean. Do you think you’d wanna come?”

“Doubt it,” Daryl muttered, “Not my kinda scene.”

“Giving this place a chance wouldn’t kill you,” Mia replied, “You should come, Daryl.”

He shrugged, “I don’t know. Maybe. I’ll think about it. We done here?”

“Yeah, guess so,” Mia mumbled, her arms rested on her knees as she squatted in front of him. Her brows lowered a bit, “You’re not really a people person are you?”

“Ya know, there are more of the group inside,” Daryl said, “Why don’t you invite them to this little party thing?”

“Sure, sure,” Mia sighed as she stood back up and tucked her hands into her pockets, “I hope to see you there tonight, Daryl. Deanna is really hoping all of you will show up.”

“Said I’d think about it didn’t I?” Daryl grumbled. He stood up with his torn apart possum in his hand, “Gotta get goin’ now. Thanks for…for the basket.”

Mia gave Daryl a genuine, warm smile that reached her eyes, a smile that Daryl wasn’t used to seeing from someone who had just met him. He kept her at arm’s length and still she didn’t get frustrated or scared off by the dead animal and its blood all over his fingers. And oddly enough, he found it easy to make eye contact with those blue-green orbs but he wasn’t sure what to make of her.

“You’re welcome,” she said, “If I don’t see you tonight, I’ll see you tomorrow.”

“Right,” Daryl said. At first, he had been lying to Mia when he said he’d consider going. But now something in him was making him actually want to go to this stupid party. What kind of power did this girl have over him within five minutes of speaking?


Daryl watched Rick and the others get all dressed up and leave for Deanna’s house but he couldn’t bring himself to get that fancy. He still wasn’t a hundred percent sure he would even go. What did that girl want him there for anyway? Rick and the others were there, the ones who were willing to clean themselves up and smile for everyone.

“You sure you’re not gonna come with us?” Glenn said, his arm wrapped around Maggie’s waist.

“Nah,” Daryl muttered, “I dunno…I guess…probably not.”

“Deanna would be disappointed,” Maggie said.

“That’s what Mia said,” Daryl retorted, “But why would I care?”

“Oh, Mia’s a nice girl,” Maggie said, “You should give her and the rest of the people here a chance. It could end up working out for you.”

“Yeah, yeah,” Daryl grunted. Maggie and Glenn exchanged shrugs and left together followed by Rick, Michonne, Eugene, Noah, and Tara, who proceeded to ask him the exact same question as Glenn and Maggie. It had been at least an hour, maybe two before he finally gave in and left the house to make an appearance at this party. Whether it was to shut the group up or make Mia happy he wasn’t sure, though he was leaning more towards shutting his friends up.


“Looks like he’s not coming,” Mia remarked, sighing heavily as she peeked through Deanna’s curtains, hoping that Daryl would be walking towards the house, “That’s a shame.”

“You seem pretty disappointed for someone you barely even know,” Deanna said.

Mia shrugged, “I don’t know. I remember being alone when I showed up here for the first time. Guess I just wanted to make sure he felt welcome, ya know?”

“Well, maybe you can go to him instead of waiting for him to come here,” Deanna said, “Take some of this food over to him.”

“That’s a pretty good idea,” Mia said. She grabbed a plate and filled it with all kinds of food, grabbed a bottle of beer and was out of the house. As she walked down the steps, she noticed a familiar figure making his way towards the house.

So Daryl Dixon wasn’t as stubborn as she thought.

“Oh, hey,” Mia said. She laughed nervously as she held the bottle and plate up, “I didn’t think you were coming so I was gonna bring you some food and a drink. You wanna come inside and eat it?”

“Damn, that’s a lot of food,” Daryl said.

“I just wanted to give you a little of everything,” Mia replied, “So? You wanna come inside or not?”

Daryl shrugged, “I dunno.”

“We don’t have to go inside just yet,” Mia said, “We can sit on the porch for a while until you’re ready to go inside if you want.”

“Sure.” Daryl followed Mia back up the steps and they sat on the porch swing. Mia set the plate down on his lap and tucked the beer in between them, her hands rested on her thighs as she watched him eat.

“So, what do you think of this place so far?” Mia inquired, “It’s nice, right?”

“I guess,” Daryl said, “It’s shelter.”

“It’s not so bad,” Mia said, “I was all alone before Aaron brought me here. It was scary being surrounded by people I didn’t know.”

“Please,” Daryl scoffed, “Look at ya. You fit right in.”

“Not really,” Mia said, shrugging, “I understand you and your group more than you think. I was out there for a long time before Aaron found me.”

“Don’t work out for everyone,” Daryl said.

“Only because some people don’t let it in,” Mia argued, “You’re safe here. You could have a life here. You should let yourself be happy.”

Daryl stood up, picking up his beer and plate and nodding towards the front door. There was no way he’d be having a conversation this deep with Mia. If she was trying to get him in the door, she’d succeeded, “I’m gonna go inside.”

“Perfect,” Mia said. She took him by the arm and he felt her freezing hands through his leather jacket. She was eager to get him inside and introduce him to everyone. Initially, it was extremely uncomfortable but it felt nice to have someone say nice things about him as Mia was doing now. And it seemed like she meant everything she said. But why would someone like her be so kind to him?


Daryl could only stand the social setting for so long but he held out as long as he could until he finally told Mia he needed to get back home. She’d been talking to Spencer and it appeared that he had some kind of interest in her. Daryl wasn’t the best at noticing flirtatious behavior but Spencer was more obvious. He’d expected Mia to just say good-night and then continue her conversation with Spencer.

“Hey,” Daryl said. Mia leaned over to get a good look at Daryl standing behind Spencer, “I’m gonna call it a night.”

“Oh!” Mia stepped away from Spencer, “Let me walk you home then. I was just about to head back home and go to bed anyway.”

Mia left Spencer behind and walked out with Daryl. He glanced at Spencer over his shoulder and let out a chuckle, shaking his head. Mia turned, raising her eyebrow and started laughing with him, “That’s the first time I’ve heard a laugh out of you all night. What’s so funny?”

“Nothin’ it just looked like Spencer was into you,” Daryl said, “Looked like the feeling was mutual and ya just ditched him.”

“No, the feeling wasn’t mutual,” Mia said, “Spencer’s a nice guy but I only see him as a friend.”

“Okay, so then you ditched your friend just to walk me home,” Daryl retorted, “Why?”

“Maybe because I wanna be friends with you too,” Mia said, “Is it so hard to believe that someone actually likes you and wants to be friends?”

Daryl shrugged but didn’t answer her question. He stayed quiet until they reached the house. She walked up to the door with him and leaned against the wall as he opened the door.

“I’ll probably see ya tomorrow,” Daryl said.

“Doubt it,” Mia replied, “I’m going on a run tomorrow. Your friends Glenn and Tara are coming along too. You’re welcome to join us if you’d like.”

“Nah, gonna let you give all this energy to everyone else,” Daryl said, “Can’t hog it all, can I?”

“Right,” Mia said, “Well, hopefully I catch you sometime tomorrow. And don’t forget what I said, Daryl. I mean it.”

Mia went down the steps, tucking her hands in her jacket pockets, surprised to hear Daryl call after her, “Forget what!”

She turned, opening her arms with a big stupid grin that almost made Daryl smile right with her but he refrained from doing so, “Let it all in! Let yourself be happy, Daryl!”


Hope you liked this first part! :) can’t wait to continue with this series! <3

Elemental Disney 4am thoughts (A continuation)

OKAY WELL I STILL CANT SLEEP SO DECIDED TO LOOK UP DISNEY PRINCESS LORE BECAUSE I STILL HAD THE ELEMENTS THING ON MY MIND AND I DISCOVERED A DISNEY PRINCESS I DIDNT KNOW EXISTED??

ELENA OF AVALOR.

she somehow slipped under my radar because shes from a brand new tv series that apparently just aired today?? instead of from a movie

BUT LIKE. LOOK AT HER.

AND SHES AN OFFICIAL DISNEY PRINCESS!!

sorry its 4am and I’m very excited!!!

anyway okay, i looked her up and all her currently released lore stuff and shes got some p cool associations! elemental wise i mean

first of all, she has the literal best animal companions ive ever seen??

3 Jaguar-Macaw Griffins called Jaquins, they are awesome and they look like this

sick.

and she has a spirit guide animal companion named Zuzo 

based of a mexican Chanul and he belief of a certain mayan tribe in south mexicp that says every person has a spirit double in the animal world (im grabbing this straight from the wiki lol)

and her magical thingy is an amulet called the Amulet of Avalor, this item apparently appeared before in the “Sofia the First” tv series as the item that Elena was trapped in forever ago, with “Elena of Avalor” being the tv series all about Elena and where she came from and her story and etc

anyway the amulets powers are basically it gives you a power for every good deed, and a curse for every bad deed, but i just happened to notice a lot of the associated powers all had to do with animal related things as well when the Sofia girl used it, but it originally belonged to Elena first apparently so I’m assuming these things are gonna be associated with her as well. (as well as your typical “powers” like strength, invisibility, telepathy, growing/shrinking

animal related boons were things like Animal Communion, Mermaid Transformation and Bouncing really high

curses are things like croaking like a frog and a bird beak curse

but its third cool power is the ability to summon another princess or princess ANIMAL companion from any point in space or time

so yeah, if I were to give her an element for the whole children of the elements thing, she’s definitely the Child of Fauna?Beast?

the girl is like the Vixen of the Disney Princesses (Vixen as in the comic book character)

A Word on Buffyverse Ships

I’ve been thinking a lot about the romantic relationships of Buffy, the canon ones and the fandom ones. I’ve never really committed fully to one ship or another, nor have I condemned one or another. I’ve watched them, I’ve analyzed them, sure. But I’ve never picked one or voted one off the island. I suppose it wasn’t the reason I watched the show, so I never saw the point.

Recently, I rewatched both shows as an adult (rather than a teen/collegiate). It’s amazing how a few years can bring new perspective to things. Writing my own fanfiction and reading that of others as well as engaging in many wonderful discussions here with other fans has really made me think about which ships I’m really ride or die for, and which I could do without. So, here’s my take for those interested (since I’ve given my two cents here and there in many of your discussions, I’m sure). Please feel free to reply, discuss, or what have you.

I’m going to talk about these basically chronologically (to the best of my memory). I haven’t scoured the Internet for every single ship, so these are just the ones I’ve thought extensively about recently. If there’s one I don’t mention and you’re curious about my thoughts, drop me a line.

Xander/Buffy – A Nice Thought
I enjoy the idea of this one in a post-show timeline. As a teenager I think Xander is way too immature and judgmental to be a good fit for Buffy. During the rest of the show’s run they’re on different pages romantically and don’t seem to want the same things, so I don’t think there was ever really a right time for them to be a couple during the show storyline. Although when I read the rumor that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nicholas Brendan pitched the pairing for season six I gushed a little. I do think by the end of the series Xander has displayed a remarkable amount of growth to become a humble, supportive man. He’s loyal to Buffy in the way that he’s by her side no matter what. Even if he disagrees with her or if he’s angry at her, when push comes to shove he’s in the fray right with her. However, he’s not a yes man. He’s not so enamored with Buffy that he doesn’t see her flaws, and he’s not afraid to call her out (albeit a bit brutally) when he thinks she’s making a mistake. He also accepts her for who she is, even the parts he doesn’t understand. I don’t think these two would work as a lifelong pair, but they’d be an interesting match if the timing was right for them. Ultimately, I think it was a good move that this one remained unrequited.

Buffy/Angel – Meant to Be
I have conflicted feelings about this one. I do not think it was a healthy example of a relationship, nor do I think it was intended to be a romanticized thing for people to aspire to. To me, the Buffy/Angel relationship always came off as a cautionary tale. Buffy was young and naïve at the start of their courtship, and the guy had a checkered past. “Oh, but he’s different. He’s changed.” Her mother didn’t approve, stating Angel was too old for Buffy (rightfully so). All the iffy red flags were there. I think Buffy was good for Angel, motivating him and helping him grow. But, I think he might have been a hindrance to her, as he always became priority over anything else (like oh, say, an apocalypse). One of my favorite Buffy moments is when she sacrifices Angel to prevent the Acathla apocalypse at the end of season two because she overcame that very issue. As an aside, I think Angel was a bit shady in his relationship with Buffy, knowing it wasn’t the best thing for her, that realistically a life with him would mean a lot of sacrifice on Buffy’s end. But, he pursued it anyway. The part where he had sex with Buffy and lost his soul is a bit suspect for me. The show seemed to steer us toward the direction that he didn’t know exactly what “a moment of true happiness” meant, so that he couldn’t really know sex with Buffy would make him lose his soul. But I have to think he knew it was at least a risk or a possibility. In my opinion, he was a bit reckless with that relationship, always going against his better judgment. So, I have my beef with this relationship for sure, and it’s not my personal favorite. However, I think Angel is the person Buffy always measures everyone else she dates up to. He’s the one for her, and I think Buffy is the same for Angel. Therefore, these two are my OTP, much to my chagrin.

Giles/Jenny – We Hardly Knew Ye
This is a tough one. I wish we’d gotten a bit more time with Giles and Jenny because they barely got to be a relationship. Because of that, it’s hard for me to land on it. They have kind of a nice bickering Pride and Prejudice thing happening, which is amusing. And it was nice to see Giles have his own life outside of being a watcher and a librarian. I also love Jenny as a character. She was portrayed in a way that I could imagine running into her teaching at my high school. She was a character I could see actually existing as a part of my world. Sadly, I don’t see this as a long-lasting relationship. Mostly because they didn’t know each other very well and never struck me as madly in love. Had they gotten the chance, I’m not sure it would have worked out, particularly with that slight deception on Jenny’s end that put her at odds with Buffy.

Oz/Willow – The One I Want to Want
This ship is particularly close to my heart for many reasons. Willow is probably the character high school me could relate most to, and Oz is my all-time favorite Buffyverse character. I can’t explain why. He just is. I think for much the same reason I like Jenny. Because he’s someone I could have gone to high school with (you know, aside from the werewolf part). This was the relationship I lived vicariously through when I was single or feeling bummed about a break-up. Oz was kind, considerate, quietly charismatic, drily witty, intelligent, and endlessly patient. He wasn’t some knight in shining armor, or a smoldering heartthrob. He was just a guy, like any other guy I could have known. The fact that Willow caught the eye of a nice guy gave me personal hope for my own situation. Some days it still does. Oz is the dude I would date, marry, and have little werewolf babies with. Willow is my spirit animal. So, even though these two aren’t an OTP for me as a fic writer/reader or a fan, they are my favorite ship. I could go on and on about them, so I’ll keep it short and sweet.

Spike/Drusilla – Eyeballs to Entrails
These two are one of my favorite ships on the show. They’re dark and twisted and they’re both formidable villains when they want to be. But Spike, despite his undeniable edge, is so gentle with Drusilla and so devoted to her, it was one of the first hints of depth we saw in a vampire other than Angel. And Drusilla, despite her timid personality, had so much power in that dynamic. She was a strong woman, a force all on her own. These two are an OTP for me. I think if Drusilla had never left Spike he would have stayed with her forever. If Drusilla managed to get a soul she and soul-having Spike would probably reconnect with interesting results.

Spike/Angel – I’m Sure That’s a Thing
I don’t really see a window for this in the run of the shows, but I totally believed these two were a Louis/Lestat type of thing back in the days of the Whirlwind. I definitely see a lot of subtext there, intended or not.

Cordelia/Xander – Well, There’s Something You Don’t See Every Day
I… don’t know where this one came from. When Cordelia and Xander shared their first dramatic kiss I think I laughed. “Oh, what a funny reaction for these two to have in that moment.” And then that moment continued into a pretty substantial relationship. I never quite understood why these two were ever a thing. Realistically, yes. I get it. We’ve all watched two people get together and started taking bets on the date of their inevitable break-up. And on some levels I get the appeal. It’s The Shop Around the Corner effect: these two can’t stand each other, so naturally they need to be together. I did like the depth this relationship uncovered in Cordelia, but it’s not one of my favorites.

Willow/Xander – Ugh. Really?
Okay, I’m admittedly biased on this one because I’ve told you how I feel about Willow/Oz. I also have a general pet peeve when it comes to stories taking two characters who are good friends and deciding they have to pair them. It bugs the crap out of me that a man and a woman aren’t allowed to just be friends in anything ever (except for Lucas and Haley in One Tree Hill and I love that about that show). I also can’t stand love triangles. In conclusion, I hated this. Blasphemy. Never should have happened. Oz is a saint for forgiving Willow. Cordelia has every right to be pissed off about it. Xander’s a dick for having the nerve to pull that Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered crap.

Buffy/Faith – Now That You Mention It…
A relationship between Buffy and Faith never occurred to me when I watched the show. Then I read some fanfiction and some discussions about some subtext between these two. So, when I rewatched the show recently it was like “Wow, how did I never see that before?” One of my favorite moments in the show is the shared dream between Buffy and Faith at the end of season three. There is so much going on between these two women. I’m not sure the timing for a pairing was ever right for them in the show. Buffy was kind of closed off to Faith in the beginning, threatened by her and distant. Then once Faith went rogue I think she did some pretty unforgivable stuff as far as Buffy’s concerned. Faith could say the same. Buffy did try to kill her. I don’t think Buffy would ever forgive Faith for poisoning Angel, or for the body swap, but I don’t think Faith would fault her for that. And I think Faith could forgive Buffy for stabbing her. I wish there was a window somewhere in the story where I could see this ship happening. Maybe post season seven. I’d have to think on it. However, I think these two women have a unique bond and, under the right circumstances and in the right plot, I could see this happening.

Giles/Joyce – Awkward
I’m glad this was just kind of a fun one-time thing because how awkward would that have been? I feel like Joyce is always a bit competitive with Giles when it comes to Buffy. On the one hand, she respects Giles and appreciates how much he cares for Buffy. On the other hand, she resents him at times for endangering Buffy or for taking her away on some level. I think these two would always have a difference in opinion on what’s best for Buffy, and that would kill any chance at a relationship they might have. How funny was that Band Candy episode, though?

Xander/Faith – Wait, What Just Happened?
Again, I’m glad this was a one-time thing because – wait, what? This struck me as a plot device, a way to show us Faith was more dangerous than we thought. Tough break for Xander.

Xander/Anya – Haha! Oh, Wait… You’re Serious?
The issue I have with this ship is that it became a running gag on the show that Xander always fell for the monsters or the weirdos. Even when their relationship started, Anya was so awkward and out of place it was comedic. So when they made Xander and Anya a long-term couple I could never really take it seriously. I was always waiting for the punchline. It didn’t help that as the show progressed they sort of gave Anya the Eric Matthews treatment and she went from trying to get used to being a mortal to “Who dropped her on her head?” Although they kind of grew on me, I never really considered this a realistic or long-lasting pairing. I did like Anya’s arc after Xander bailed on their wedding. We got to see her trying to return to her demon ways and feeling conflicted. We got to see Xander struggle with the idea of a healthy marriage. That was all well and good. I just don’t see this as an OTP kind of thing.

Riley/Buffy – A Breath of Fresh Air
This is another ship that I personally really enjoy. Riley is a good, solid guy who’s a badass in his own right and doesn’t mind dating a woman who’s independent and badass. I think Riley and Buffy had a healthy relationship, for the most part, until that clunkily executed break-up at the end (I think the show could have written that better). This wasn’t quite a relationship I related to or lived vicariously through because Riley’s not really my type and I couldn’t really relate to Buffy much during this point in her arc. But, I enjoyed watching this ship and I really wanted it to work. It was healthy and safe, and Buffy never has enough of that in her life. However, I think the issues in the relationship were realistic. Buffy got kind of closed off and neglectful, and Riley got insecure and needy. Had that fortuitous and conveniently timed job offer not come along, I think these two could have eventually worked through those issues with some effort and commitment. But, I don’t think Riley could ever hold a candle to Angel, so as long as Angel was in the picture I think he was always SOL.

Tara/Willow – You Make Me Complete
This ship took me some time to warm up to, mainly because I felt like they wrote Oz out a bit unceremoniously so I didn’t quite buy the quick progression to Tillow. However, I think these two had one of the most functional, realistic relationships in either of the shows. I would consider it THE most functional relationship if the whole addiction to magic arc with Willow hadn’t happened (but that was a bit manipulative and unhealthy). I think Willow truly became whole as she grew over the course of her relationship with Tara, and I think Tara could breathe with Willow and feel comfortable with herself. I can’t picture these two ever being as fulfilled with other people as they are with each other. I would have liked to see more of Willow coming to terms with her sexuality and dealing with that, and I would have liked to see a bit more development with the relationship. But these two are an OTP for me.

Spike/Anya – I Almost Forgot About That
I didn’t like this either. They just shoved these two together, got them drunk, and had them sleep together. It felt very contrived to me and I wasn’t a fan.

Angel/Cordelia – I Guess You’ll Do
I never quite bought into this. It’s very similar to Jenny and Giles for me in the way that it was hinted at that these two might have warm fuzzies for each other, but nothing was ever significantly done with it. For me, I don’t know if I see this as a viable relationship. A lot of that is due to Angel being hung up on Buffy.

Cordelia/Doyle – A Face You Could Learn to Love
These two had so much potential and I wanted so badly for them to be a couple. Another Jenny Calendar effect here where there was barely anything to suggest a possible relationship. But I think the chemistry between the two characters was spot on from the start. From the second he sees her Doyle’s head over heels with the idea of her and she’s rolling her eyes all “as if.” But then they get to know each other and he genuinely appreciates the person she is. Unfortunately she never really gets to know him at all, so I don’t really know how that relationship would have panned out. But I would have loved to see what would have happened.

Fred/Angel – Handsome Man Saved Me from the Monsters
I’m glad this never became a full relationship in the show. I like the fact that these two were genuine friends and there weren’t any romantic strings attached. Fred had a bit of a crush in the beginning, but I think that was a confusing mix-up on her part more than actual feelings. He saved her, so she automatically developed an appreciation for him. Overall these two had a sweet friendship and, while I think it could have developed into something under the right circumstances, I’m really glad it didn’t.

Fred/Gunn – What Could They Possibly Have in Common?
I’m not sure how these two ended up together. Opposites attract, I suppose. It just didn’t feel like a real relationship to me. I tried to picture these two sitting around bored and talking and I had no idea what they’d possibly talk about. I feel like they’d be having a strike out conversation. “Do you like movies?” “Oh, I haven’t really seen too many. I do like some of those old black-and-white romantic movies.” “Oh. I’m not much for romance. More of an action kind of guy.” “Oh… Have you read any good books lately?” “Uh… Not really. Been a little busy sharpening my knives and stakes.” “Oh, right…” *cricket, cricket* It’s not quite that I don’t like this ship. It’s more that I would have liked to have seen more of it, how it developed and how they worked. I didn’t really have enough evidence to buy into it.

Fred/Wesley – Too Much Alike
I understand the appeal of this ship, but in my opinion these two are too similar for a relationship to work well. I think they’re much better as friends.

Buffy/Spike – Love Me, Hate Me
I have a lot of personal bias with this one and it brings up some unpleasant feelings for me, so I don’t think I could ever fully get on board with it even if I tried. That being said, I could see why this made sense at the time. This was always a relationship I could see happening under the right circumstances. Well, the stars aligned in season six and there you have it. The thing I don’t like about this ship is how very unhealthy it is on both sides. It’s very manipulative and abusive, and while that would be just fine if the two of them were soulless villains, it felt pretty out of character some of the time, particularly for Buffy. There was always a forced nature to it for me, which maybe was the point. Anyway, overall while I can see how it makes sense and I get the appeal, this isn’t one I can rally behind because it makes me feel too icky.

Angel/Faith – Huh. Well, That’s Interesting
There’s a lot of potential here. I think Faith and Angel understand things about one another no one else really could. They’ve both done terrible things (and enjoyed it), and they’re both on sort of an impossible road to redemption. After a certain point, these two quietly became pretty ride or die for one another. And believably so. I didn’t really see a place in the show’s storyline where their pairing could have realistically fit, but I could see these two being a pair under the right circumstances. I think problems would arise because Angel’s OTP is Buffy, and I think Faith would be very troubled by the idea of being compared to Buffy. But, it would be an interesting run while it lasted.

Wesley/Lilah – A Sharp Turn
This was unexpected, but very cool. I liked that we saw a darker edge to Wesley and a softer side of Lilah. I also believed this relationship from the start. It made total sense to me at the time even though I didn’t see it coming. These two had a mutual respect for each other, and they challenged each other. I also think they were very much in love, but neither of them really wanted to voice it (and I think they understood that about each other). While this relationship wasn’t good for the rest of the characters involved because it sort of took Wesley away from the group, I like this ship a lot and it has the potential to be an OTP in my book. I would have needed to see a bit more of it.

Angel/Darla – It’s Complicated
I have mixed feelings about this one. While I think Darla and Angel totally miss the mark, Darla and Angelus are a perfect match, much like Spike and Drusilla. I think Angelus and Darla have a mutual appreciation for torturing and ruining others, and I think Darla understands exactly who Angelus is and is content to let him be that. He may not be devoted to her or even in love with her, but she’s okay with that. As long as she’s a part of the fun and she’s in on the plans. It’s not like she’s entirely loyal to him either. She has her own agenda and likes her independence. However even human Darla and soul-toting Angel didn’t really click for me. I think these two only work when they’re both soulless monsters.

Connor/Cordelia – Eww, Why is This Happening?
This was just gross. Wrong on so many levels. Cordelia was a mother figure to Connor, so her having a romantic thing with him was just icky, amnesia or no. Don’t even get me started on the “It wasn’t really Cordelia” thing. However, on Connor’s end I totally understood it. He never knew Cordelia as a mother figure. She was someone who was in a similar position he was in. They were both sort of lost and out of place, and neither of them trusted the group of people claiming to be their allies. I also think Connor sort of needs something to do or he goes a little sideways. He needs a thing to kill, a task to complete, or someone to protect. Cordelia was a purpose he could cling to, and cling he sure as shit did. However, this is another one I think was blasphemy and never should have happened. It was outright character assassination for both of them.

That’s about all the steam I have. If I think of anymore ships I’ll do another entry. In the meantime, please comment, discuss, or message if you feel the need.

Have Reise!  My giantess character!  She’s the spirit guardian of a giant mountainous forest!  She tries to be super fun! Super quirky! And is anything BUT violent.  She will not ever harm anyone but she will do everything in her power to keep her forest safe!  No forest fires, no animal hunting (except in nature itself) and all in all a very good person.  Not a lot of people know about her existence though because the area she is in is super mountainous which allows her to hide around easily without being noticed.

Tag game

I was tagged by @walshizzle my Grey’s sister spirit animal. I tag @noonerememberseasy @owenameliafiction @ears-awake-eyes-opened

r u l e s : answer the questions - not restricted to one fandom. tag as many people as you’d like afterwards.

First ever fandom? I always obssed over Full House and Jesse and Becky, but first fandom that I joined for the fanfiction was for 7th Heaven, Martin and Ruthie lol.

First ever ship? A ship is much more different than a fandom so I would say it was Meredith and Derek.

First death that made you cry/upset? Greys has made me cry a lot, I was upset when George died, but I was devastated and sobbing when Lexie dided.

OTP? Omelia, Merder, Slexie, Bensler, Ziva

NOTP? I never liked Addison and Alex…. Sorry I’m not sorry lol. I love them seeprately and she in a mentor role for him but not as lovers.

Least favorite fictional character? It’s a tie between Izzie Stevens and what became of her character and Maggie Pierce. I just don’t like Maggie.

5 favorite female fictional characters? Amelia Shepherd, Meredith Grey, Olivia Benson, Lexie Grey and Pam Halpert.

5 favourite male fictional characters? Derek Shepherd, Owen Hunt, Mark Sloan, Elliot Stabler and Jack Pierson

5 favorite actors/actresses? Caterina Scorsone, Sterling K. Brown, Mariska Hargitay and Milo Ventimiglia.

4 favorite characters that died/left the show? Lexie Grey. Ugh I miss her. Mark Sloan, Ellis Grey and Cristina Yang.

3 favorite characters from shows you stopped watching? I stopped watching 7th Heaven after Season 10 because it became ridiculous. But I did miss the characters when they were good.

3 favorite characters from shows that have ended?  Pam and Jim from The Office.

3 favorite shows you started in the last year? The Office, This Is Us and Timeless

Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy

TV show you want to watch: The Walking Dead and more recently 13 Reasons Why

Uncle Kurt comes over to babysit

Wordcount: 1,070

Summary: Kurt is requested to babysit Rachel Summers for a night.


“Mein Gott?! Vhat zhe hell is happening?!”


Two hours earlier…


“Uncle Kurt!” Rachel ran towards the blue man and hugged him tight. “I’m so happy we’re having a pajama party tonight!”

“Not so quick, little lady! You gotta be in bed by 8:30” Scott said to his daughter.

“What?! But, daddy! It’s Friday night!” said the little 5 year old.

“It doesn’t matter, love. We’ve talked about this before, so please, behave.” Jean said caressing her little one’s face.

“Okay, mommy” she said, head down and hands to her back. Kurt got a glimpse of what seemed like crossed fingers on Rachel’s hand.

“I guess ve von’t behave for long, right, liebe?” Kurt thought.

“Bye!” the little girl waved to her parents while Kurt lifted her on his arms, standing on the doorstep.

“Take care of uncle Kurt, Rachel!” Jean mocked.

“Auf Wiedersehen, mein freunds!“

“O beer-then!” Rachel tried to say just like Kurt did.

“Pretty close, liebeling” he squeezed her against him and then walked into the house.


Kurt, having the spirit of an eternal child, got crazy as soon as Rachel started to act, well, like a child!

“I want cookies, uncle Kurt!”
And Kurt gave her cookies.

“I want potato chips!”
And Kurt gave her chips.

“I wanna horse ride, pony Kurt!”
And Kurt became a horse for his lovely guest.

“Can we watch a Disney movie?”
“As long as it isn’t zhe hunchback of notre dame, liebe, we can watch any movie”
And they both saw tangled and the beauty and the beast.

“You zhink zhat could happen to me, liebeling?

“What?” she asked, her mouth filled with popcorn.

“Meet a princess even if I look like zhis” Kurt said pointing at his appearance.

“Hmm… not really…”

“Ouch. Zhat vas harsh” he said a little hurt. Kids always tell the truth.

“…Because you isn’t mean like the beast, uncle Kurt. You are kind, and like a teddy bear. You are a prince…” she said leaning on his arm and petting his fur.

He was very fond of the little girl’s touch when she suddenly gasped and jumped off the couch.

“VHAT?! ARE YOU HURT?”

“YOU ARE A PRINCE! AND YOU ARE BLUE! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS?!” she said, excitement filling the room.

“Zhat I look like a smurf or an avatar prince…?” he asked missing her point.

“YOU ARE THE BLUE PRINCE!!!”

Then Kurt understood why she fangirled so bad.


“I’ll wait until my blue prince comes and saves me!” Rachel shouted from the top of the stairs with a very big princess dress.

“Here I am, milady!” Kurt jumped out at the end of the stairs dressed as a prince with a sword on his tail. “And I vill save you… Vhat am I saving you from?”

Rachel screamed like a damsel in distress.

“Carefull, my blue prince! Here comes the dragon!” she said pointing to her stuffed dragon.

“Zhou shall not vorry, mein liebe! I’ll save you!” And with those words, Kurt threw himself towards the stuffed animal. After an endless war with the fierce dragon, the stuffed animal ‘stole’ Kurt’s sword and ‘stabbed him to death’.

“AAARGGGH!!!”

“NOOOOOO!!! BLUE PRINCE!” Rachel shouted, running down the stairs.

Kurt was lying on the floor holding his chest ad if he was really hurt.

“I’m sorry, mein liebe. I failed you…”

“You know what you need?”

“Vhat?” he said, getting a little out of his character.

“A kiss” she said just as she leaned forward. He got scared to hell, until the little one gave him a little kiss on the forehead.

“Oh!” he said relieved. “I feel my energies coming to me again!” and with a jump, he ‘killed’ the dragon.

“My hero! “ she hugged Kurt.

“You scared me vizh the ‘kiss’ part” he said.

“Don’t worry, mommy explained to me that kisses are just for parents, or people that is going to marry, and we are not getting married. Ew. We are friends, duh…” she left to the kitchen.

“Vell… I’m sorry to tell you zhis, mein freund, but you have to go to bed…”

“No, uncle Kurt! Please!”

“I’m sorry. It’s already half past your bedtime.”

After a while of fighting, begging and a bit crying, Rachel got into bed. Kurt kissed her forehead, turned off the lights and got out of the door.

Few minutes had passed away when Kurt started to hear weird sounds near him. He ignored them when they finished, but then they came again. He turned around and saw the dragon he was fighting earlier was floating behind him and approaching.

“Mein Gott! Vhat zhe hell is happening?!”

Moments later, some other things began to float and move around him. Dishes, candles, books… all of them moving around Kurt.

“Ist eine geister!” he shouted and then ran upstairs to check on Rachel.

“RACHEL!” he screamed, but when he got into her room, she was missing. “RACHEL! VHERE ARE YOU?!”

“Kurt?”

The blue man turned around scared. Jean was at the door of her daughter’s room.

“JEAN! I’M VERY SORRY! ZHERE’S A GHOST IN THE HOUSE AND I CAN’T FIND… RACHEL!”

Scott walked in with Rachel in his arms.

“Do you have anything to say to Kurt? Look how worried he is”

“I’m sorry, uncle Kurt…” she said, eyes on the floor.

“Vhat? I don’t understand…”

“There’s no ghost… It was me… I didn’t wanted to go to bed…” she said pouting.

“I still don’t get any of zhis…” he said looking at Scott, then Jean, and after that to Rachel. He really didn’t get a thing.

“I can do what mommy does… And I moved the things. But I didn’t wanted to scare you, I just wanted to keep playing with you… You are fun…”

“So… She’s like you…?” he asked Jean.

“I’m sorry I didn’t tell you before, but we all agreed that she would behave…” she gave a hard look to her daughter.

“I’m sorry”


After clearing up all the mess, Kurt began to say goodbye to his friend to go back to his house.

“You know, next time we could use your povers and mine and have an even better time” Kurt whispered when she hugged Rachel. He backed a little bit and winked at her.

“If that ever happens, I think we will need you both to be babysitted by someone else” Scott said as Jean hid her face on her hand.


[Request by @shakespearevillain. I’m very sorry for the delay]

I accidentally a thing again.

A long thing. Curse thee, fan art and alcohol! And antibiotics! AND EFFIN PIANO MUSIC! *shakes fist* And there’s not enough Iorweth in my life now, so…
Could be loosely tied to this, but works also as a standalone thingy. Huh? Of course it’s nsfw, what kind of question is that?! Fluff? What is fluff? Oooh, it’s that thing that breaks your heart even if you just think about it? No? Well what the frack, I was wrong my whole life 8D
I NEEDED FEELS, OK??? Hence why it’s out of character as fuck, probably, but hey, we all know it would never happen anyway, so what am I even talking about? *screams internally* It hurts :’D
You see any errors, note me. I’ll repay you with cupcakes. Really. Frosting and all. And maybe chocolate chunks. Or cinnamon :B
Also, anyone got an idea for a title? Cause my mind is blank. Does it even need a title?

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Pride and Prejudice

In my previous analysis on Disney’s Mulan, I detailed my reasons as to why Shan-Yu is probably the least prejudiced character in the film. This time, I am going to provide a little bit of information on whom I believe is the most prejudiced character in the film: Chi-Fu.

Chi-Fu is notable for being the movie’s secondary antagonist, particularly because he does not have anything to do with the primary antagonist. In most Disney movies, we see a secondary antagonist that acts as a lackey of sorts to the primary antagonist (such as Snoops in The Rescuers or LeFou in Beauty and the Beast), or else an animal companion that fills the role (such as Lucifer in Cinderella or Iago in Aladdin). In Mulan, Shan-Yu indeed has an animal companion (his hawk) and leads an entire army of Huns; he hardly has time for a lackey, much less one like Chi-Fu!

When the film opens, Chi-Fu is clearly established as the Emperor’s consul. Short and mustachioed, clad in blue robes, and carrying an ever-present clipboard (symbolic of his nitpicking, critical personality), he is first seen at the Emperor’s right side by the throne (suggesting that he is the Emperor’s right-hand man). Chi-Fu’s arrogance is firmly established from the get-go in this scene: when General Li informs the Emperor that the Huns have invaded the northern border of China, Chi-Fu exclaims, “Impossible! No one can get through the Great Wall!” There is no expression of shock on his face, just cool smugness. He was so confident that no one could get through the Emperor’s wall that he didn’t even believe General Li (who had eyewitnesses to back up his claim). Nevertheless, he obeys orders when the Emperor tells him to send out conscription notices to the soldiers of the land.

The next time we see Chi-Fu, he is riding into Mulan’s village, flanked by two Imperial soldiers. He announces that the Huns have invaded China and begins calling enlisted men up to receive their conscription notices. When Fa Zhou, Mulan’s father, steps forward to receive his, it’s more than Mulan can take.

She knows that her father has aged since his last tour of duty, and that his limp makes him physically unfit to serve – if he goes, he may be killed. Mulan rushes forward to beg the soldiers to spare her father from service: “Please, sir! My father has already fought for…” It’s quite possible here that she may be going on to explain her father’s condition and thus spare his life, but Chi-Fu suddenly rides up and snaps at her. “Silence!” He then narrows his eyes at Fa Zhou. “You would do well to teach your daughter to hold her tongue in a man’s presence.”

Not only is this the second, more pronounced instance of Chi-Fu’s arrogance, it is the moment in the film where he is clearly established as the most prejudiced character. Chi-Fu represents the ancient Chinese prejudice that women were inferior to men in every possible way: physically, intellectually, and morally. To further explore this prejudice, let’s take a closer look at what he just said to Fa Zhou: “You would do well to teach your daughter to hold her tongue in a man’s presence.” It doesn’t take a shrink to figure out what he means here: he clearly believes that women should be seen and not heard in the presence of men; that they have nothing of value to say because they are intellectually inferior to the opposite sex. In layman’s terms, Chi-Fu does not want to hear what Mulan has to say (no matter how important) purely because she is a woman.

Although Chi-Fu’s prejudice against women is glaringly evident, another prejudice of his becomes clear the next time we see him. When Chi-Fu next appears, it is right after Mulan has disguised herself as a man and run away to take her father’s place in the Imperial Army. He is seated in a tent with General Li and the general’s son, Shang. The General is going over a plan of attack for when the Imperial troops engage the Huns, and, of course, Chi-Fu does not miss the chance to suck up to General Li.

However, when the General informs Shang – a newly-minted captain – that he and the troops he will train will join the forces in the Tung Shao Pass, Chi-Fu is shocked out of his mind. While Shang accepts his new rank and assignment with surprise and humility, Chi-Fu pipes up with doubts: he immediately asks why a more experienced soldier couldn’t take on such a huge responsibility. Although General Li quickly dispels these doubts with Shang’s military credentials, it is obvious that Chi-Fu does not believe him. This is reinforced when the General says that he expects a full report on Shang’s platoon in three weeks: Chi-Fu stares right at Shang, glares at him, and says menacingly, “And I won’t leave anything out.”

Let’s pause here for a second. You may be thinking to yourself, “Why the heck would Chi-Fu be prejudiced against Shang? Shang’s a man!” Let me explain this. It’s true that Shang is a man and an Imperial captain, and thus Chi-Fu has to (grudgingly) respect that. However, what Chi-Fu cannot stand is the fact that Shang is the son of General Li. He believes that the General only promoted Shang to the rank of captain because of nepotism, not because of Shang’s military credentials or his abilities as a leader (which General Li made a point to mention). Chi-Fu thus treats Shang with disdain from there on out, subtly and overtly insulting his ability to command, his fitness as a captain, and the status of his troops. I also believe that another reason for this treatment is just because Chi-Fu resents the fact that Shang quickly earns the respect of his troops. Although Shang is hard on them (as a commanding officer should be during boot camp), the soldiers all come to revere and respect him as their leader, especially when he starts treating them with respect in return. Chi-Fu doesn’t respect the soldiers or Shang at all, therefore the soldiers do not treat him with any respect. This will come to play in a very funny scene later on in the film.

The prejudice against Shang runs even deeper as the soldiers’ training commences. Although the ragtag bunch, including Mulan (a woman in disguise), Yao (a hothead with a heart of gold), Ling (an accident-prone but loveable klutz), and Chien-Po (a gentle giant), gets off to a rocky start, they all are roused to fight (spurred by Mulan’s spirited retrieval of Shang’s arrow) and complete their training with flying colors. Despite the troops’ tremendous improvement and now-impressive military skills, Chi-Fu is not impressed. He has written an unflattering report about the platoon (and about Shang) and is prepared to send it off to General Li. Needless to say, Shang is furious and has a heated confrontation with Chi-Fu in the latter’s tent:

Chi-Fu: You think your troops are ready to fight? Ha! They would not last a minute against the Huns.

Shang: They completed their training!

Chi-Fu: Those boys are no more fit to be soldiers than you are to be Captain. Once the General reads my report, your troops will never see battle.

Shang: We’re not finished!

Chi-Fu: Be careful, Captain. The General may be your father, but I am the Emperor’s council. *Smug smile* And, oh… by the way… I got that job on my own. You’re dismissed.

During this whole exchange, Chi-Fu’s tone is dripping with scorn, sarcasm, and more than just a hint of conceit. It is crystal clear that he has no respect for Shang despite the latter’s rank, and he is slapping Shang with the insinuation that General Li only promoted Shang because of blood ties. Chi-Fu also views the newly-trained soldiers as nothing more than a bunch of misfit weaklings, calling them boys because, in his opinion, a man needs to be intellectually, mentally, and, above all, physically strong. This particular point, as well as the entire conversation, proves to be a terrific irony, given this next scene:

Now, does this look like a man who is intellectually, mentally, and physically strong? I don’t think so! Chi-Fu is sauntering off to the lake to take a bath, and check out the bathtub ensemble: long creamy towel (no doubt it’s fluffy, too) wrapped girl-style around his body, another towel slung over his shoulder, another towel wrapped around his head (side note: he’s bald!), fuzzy slippers on his feet, and a scrub brush. It seems ironic that all this time, he’s been mocking the troops for not being manly enough for war and Shang for not being man enough to be a good captain, and then out he trots wearing this. Anyway, off he goes to the lake while Mushu and Cri-Kee sneak into his tent to write their letter “from” General Li. By the way, check out the selfie:

Suck-up, much? Okay, back to business. Apparently, things don’t go so well at the lake for Chi-Fu. The scene cuts to him walking out of the water soaking wet and still clad in his towel, holding one of his dripping slippers by the heel. The rest of the men, by the way, are howling with laughter in the background, which begs the question of what (or who) they were laughing at. (As if we don’t already know.) If I’m any good judge of character, they were probably laughing at Chi-Fu’s skinny self and decided to get revenge by having a little fun with him. Let’s face it, Chi-Fu against a bunch of big, muscled, stinky soldiers? Who do you think’s going to win? Duh. Obviously, the soldiers win the fight by giving Chi-Fu a good dunking, and he flees the scene of the crime with nothing but a pair of soggy slippers for his trouble. And it just gets better from here:

I love this moment. Aside from being one of the funniest moments in the film, it’s also a moment that proves that Chi-Fu is not who he makes himself out to be. Although he may believe that the ideal Chinese man is strong and manly, he is neither one. Clearly, the soldiers don’t think so, as evidenced during “A Girl Worth Fighting For.” Chi-Fu only has one moment in the song, but it’s worth hearing. After hearing all of the other men sing about what they would like in their ideal wives, Chi-Fu, of course, has to try and outdo them. As we see, Yao is not fooled:

One has to wonder that if Chi-Fu was married (if he really is is never said), how would he treat his wife? Based on the evidence here, not very well. My opinion is that, despite his physical inferiority to most men, he would probably be abusive toward her if she didn’t obey his every word. This can be seen in his treatment of Mulan when her true identity is revealed. He grabs her roughly by the arm, jerks her out of the tent and grips her by the shoulder, and then throws her facedown into the snow. Adding insult to injury, he verbally insults her by calling her a “treacherous snake” and declaring that she has brought “ultimate dishonor” upon her family and the Imperial Army.

And… he is the one who orders Shang to execute Mulan for her deception. What’s more, he holds Yao, Ling, and Chien-Po back when they make a move to stop Shang from killing her (and stands there with a self-righteous look on his face the whole time).

However, when Shang makes the decision to spare Mulan’s life, check out Chi-Fu’s reaction:

He’s shocked! He wants Mulan dead, and personally, I believe that it is more for the fact that she is a woman than for her deception. Chi-Fu even goes to Shang to beg him to reconsider sparing her life, but Shang gets in his face – and Chi-Fu is visibly stunned by this. Based on his reaction, this is the first time he’s ever respected Shang – and probably the last.

Back in the Imperial City, the heroes are being welcomed home – and look who’s heading the parade, waving like he’s royalty:

Don’t worry, he gets what’s coming to him. After Shan-Yu and the Huns reveal themselves and kidnap the Emperor, we don’t hear from or see Chi-Fu for a while. My guess is that the second he saw Shan-Yu on the roof and saw the Huns burst out of the dragon, he ran and hid like the coward he is. To me, this is only confirmed after the battle is won, when Chi-Fu emerges from some unknown place with his hat half-blown off and smoking. What’s the first thing he says? “That was a deliberate attempt on my life!” Immediately, he blames Mulan for trying to kill him and says she isn’t worth protecting. Shang replies that she is a hero, and what’s Chi-Fu’s response? “‘Tis a woman! She’ll never be worth anything!” Even after Mulan has risked her life and proven her physical and intellectual strength by defeating Shan-Yu (and saving all of China), Chi-Fu is still holding on to his prejudice, purely because… yup, you guessed it. She’s a woman.

As it turns out, Mulan’s gender makes no difference to the Emperor, who honors her for saving all of China. When he bows, Chi-Fu is once again flabbergasted, but he has no other choice but to bow down to her as well.

Following this honor, the Emperor tells Chi-Fu to make Mulan a member of his council – which once again shocks Chi-Fu out of his wits. He babbles like the idiot he is for a brief moment, and then tries to make an excuse by saying that there are no council positions open. The Emperor, without batting an eyelash, then gently delivers the crushing blow: “Very well. You can have his job,” he says to Mulan. This is the last straw for Chi-Fu, who, upon hearing that his high-ranking position (as the Emperor’s right hand) is going to be given to a woman, faints out of frame… and is never seen or heard from again.

Long story short – yeah, I know, too late – Chi-Fu represents the pride and prejudices of ancient China. It’s wonderful to know that in the end, though, he was outsmarted by none other than a woman – one who was more man than he’ll ever be and more woman than he’ll ever get!