it had already been reblogged

general li mulan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

and they all live happily ever after.

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Togetherness (Jacob Frye X Fem!Reader)

Originally posted by mirindalawson

Hello Followers,
thank you for your patience once again. Here is another one and this time I took 41-year (well, he is 43/44 in this one) old Mr. Frye to the test. I mean, he needs love, too. And he is such a handsome man and had to go through a lot.

I hope you will enjoy this piece of Fiction. I do not have any knowledge about the bathing back in Victorian England. I googled but didn’t find enough or maybe I did not dig deep enough. (I actually just googled again to not look like a complete idiot in front of you and added a few things, heh)

A happy Fryeday to all of you. I hope my english followers are all okay + their families and friends after what had happened.

Title: Togetherness
Summary: Reader wants some time for herself but her dear husband thought otherwise
Characters: Reader, Jacob Frye
Relationships: Jacob Frye x Fem!Reader
Warnings: Very slightly NSFW at the end (but really, not much)
Words: 1.885

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i don’t even know

anonymous asked:

This is a question about the book characters. Who do you prefer as a character and why? Jon Snow or Jaime Lannister?

Bless this question for giving me a reason to talk about all my Jaime Lannister feelings. Yes, the answer is definitely Jaime. I don’t have anything against Jon Snow as a character, but he’s never particularly stood out to me as a favorite the way he seems to for some people. Jon’s, you know…fine? And he gets better as the series progresses. But he’s not really my jam.

Now, Jaime was one of the characters in the series I was most curious about even before I got to his POV. I mean, he’s a pardoned Kingslayer who was allowed back into the Kingsguard on account of his family connections and spent the last decade plus secretly sleeping with his evil sister under the King’s very nose: this is objectively interesting. And I am shallow enough that the part where he did it all while looking fabulous and making witty jokes at other people’s expense also appealed to me. And then, of course, I actually got to his POV sections, and he wound up becoming one of my favorite characters of all time. (Seriously, he’s up there with Miles Vorkosigan, Vlad Taltos, Emma Woodhouse, Isabel Archer, Corwin of Amber, and Shakespeare’s version of Cleopatra. This is not a list I take lightly.)

And the great thing about finally reaching Jaime’s POV and reading about the man behind the legend is that you get to his chapters, and you’re like, wait: this guy is an actual piece of shit. There’s all this dramatic build up about his infamy and his reputation and his place in history as the Kingslayer and you’re all ready for a roadtrip through the psyche of this epic and tragically twisted anti-hero - and then he spends his introduction slinging childish insults at a nice lady’s face and whining about how he only tried to kill Bran because he was tired and horny and it wasn’t really his fault, okay? lay off him already, jeez, Cersei. The bait and switch is fantastic and I love it. Which is not to say that Jaime isn’t still an epic and tragically twisted anti-hero, just that there’s more to it than that. Which is pretty much his character in a nutshell.

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foreign money scam

You receive a cheque for a $10,000. Your instructions are to cash it, keep your $5,000 allowance then send the excess money elsewhere. At the bank you’ll have to fill in a foreign currency form with a tiny box that asks if you want the bank to negotiate it for you, or send it for collection. You won’t notice this.

What this means is you have the option to wait 6 weeks to get the money, or get it within 7 days. Obviously, you’ll probably go for 7 days. This is a mistake.

In 7 days, $10,000 will appear in your account. This happens because the bank contact the foreign bank, check there’s $10,000 in the account, then YOUR bank front you the money. You send the excess $5,000 on to wherever Daddy tells you. Daddy never speaks to you again but you have $5,000 right? Wrong. 5 weeks after getting that $10,000, you check your balance. -$10,000. How can that be? The bank finally got around to taking the money from the foreign account, which had already been emptied. Leaving you with $10,000 of debt.

Don’t fall for it. Reblog to save a ho.

hi!! so i finally went and made an end of the year follow forever!! this is technically my first one, in all my years of having this blog, so it’s pretty long. but this was also a sudden decision, so i’ve decided to skip any special mentions. if i’m in a gc with you, just know i love you (even if i’m completely inactive; that’s my speciality really) and im so glad to have had the chance to talk to so many of you guys on here!!

bolded are blogs i love, and bolded and italicized are faves!! if we are mutuals, and you’re not on here, it’s a mistake so pls come talk to me so i can put you on here!!

(credit to @viplouis for the banner!!)

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thisisacatperson  asked:

Hello, I just read your very interesting meta about Dean's cards. But I wondered about Dean referring to Cas as their brother in 11x23 which wasn't mentioned in your post. I'm guessing that being newly traumatized, he hasn't fully processed what Dean was saying if Cas in the subsequent episodes was still unsure about belonging with the Winchesters. It seems to be a given though that if Dean were permanently gone, Cas takes on the role as older brother to Sammy. Any thoughts on this?

Hi, dear! Yeah, I remembered 11x23 after I’d posted my meta, but I didn’t want to edit it because it had already been reblogged. I probably forgot it because Dean didn’t use the “family” card literally, but he used the “best friend” and “brother” ones.

I have my own interpretation of that scene (which I explained in this meta for 11x23). In short, I think both Dean and Cas believe they’re just family for the other and nothing else. It’s the unrequited love” subtext we’ve been getting for a very long time now. For more info on that you can read:

Is Destiel one-sided? and

Dean and Cas’ unrequited love

Dean was trying not to overwhelm Cas in 11x23. Later in season 12, Dean did the same with Mary (who was a clear parallel to Cas all season). Dean was trying to take the safest option of family to avoid rejection and in doing so, he ended up saying something that was not exactly what Cas was expecting.

(Read: It’s all just too much)

This is not the face of someone who sounds happy to be called a ‘brother’.

Besides, the last time Dean had called Cas a brother was in 6x20, and as I said in my recent meta, at that time Cas realized that he and the Winchesters were not actually family. There were conditions; Cas had to do what Dean expected of him.

In 11x23, Dean told Cas how much he helped; that letting Lucifer possess him was their best shot to defeat the Darkness and he’d stepped up. This time Cas did what Dean expected him to, so he earned the “brother” label again, after so many years. Of course, that was not true of Dean’s feelings at all, but these two still have huge communication problems. Dean does things in order to avoid overwhelming Cas and getting rejected, and Cas ends up feeling like he doesn’t belong, not really. So despite Dean calling him a brother, Cas still felt like he didn’t fit in at the beginning of season 12.

Cas used the “family” card in 12x12, but he also used an “I love you” to go with it (in case the “you mean too much to me” from 12x09 wasn’t clear enough). He didn’t put any condition to his feelings because he loves the Winchesters no matter what and would do anything to protect them. Maybe it wasn’t until that same episode when he realized that the Winchesters love him no matter what and would do anything to protect him too.

In conclusion, Dean’s words in 11x23 did nothing to convince Cas that he wasn’t expendable. That’s why season 12 was still necessary. Cas needed something as obvious as what happened in 12x10 and as textual as what happened in 12x12 to start to understand. The problem is that Cas said “I love you” and didn’t hear it back.

Let’s hope he does in season 13.

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Doctor Who Fest: day 1

↳ Favourite companion: The TARDIS

I chose the TARDIS for multiple reasons and one of them may very well be that I am completely unable to decide between those numerous fantastic people who have travelled with her and the Doctor. Another one is her being the Doctors oldest companion by far and all those occasion when he had nothing left but his trusty ship. We shouldn’t, of course, forget that I just really really love the TARDIS. A lot.

Signs as bad LGBTI stereotypes in TV shows/movies
  • aries: lesbian dies
  • taurus: bi person says "i don't like labels"
  • gemini: trans person played by a cis person
  • cancer: intersex person: *does't exist*
  • leo: gbf
  • virgo: gay character comes out and parents/friends say "we know!"
  • libra: person in a gay relationship doesn't feel appreciated because their partner doesn't want to come out
  • scorpio: weird ass lesbian sex positions
  • sagittarius: gay character is in love with straight best friend
  • capricorn: bi threesomes
  • aquarius: "i'm a boy trapped in a girl's body" or vice versa
  • pisces: angst angst angst angst angst angst angst
consider this: news reporter au

We were complaining to each other about Anchorman one day when suddenly we got this idea. There’s some Tangled crossover here too.

-Elsa is the beautiful and much-loved news anchor of Good Morning Arendelle

-Kristoff is a shy cameraman who harbors a crush on Elsa, but he can’t bring himself to talk to her.

-Rapunzel is the sassy intern at GMA who’s aware of Kristoff’s crush and constantly teases him about it

-Hans is the smug, confident anchor of NSI Nightly News, which rivals Elsa’s show in popularity. He’s also a more experienced reporter, and he frequently reminds Elsa about this whenever they bump into each other at the studio.

-Anna’s still in college, and although Elsa doesn’t know it, she resents her sister’s success and popularity. She takes on a summer job working for the NSI Nightly News crew to spite Elsa, but she soon ends up falling for her dreamy new boss…

-bonus: Eugene Fitzherbert, known to his listeners as Flynn Rider, runs a popular local radio show called The Smolder. He occasionally brings up GMA, but only to talk about that one hot intern who sometimes shows up on air.

TAKE 2: I shrunk the GIF so it will hopefully play this time.  Sorry about that.  It had already been reblogged so I thought it would be better to start over.

This obviously deleted scene from Anasazi where Mulder is playing ‘Tarzanasazi’ is from the season 3 blooper reel.  It poses some questions.

  • Why is it so bright? Did they wake up earlier that morning because Mulder needed his fever to come down?
  • Mulder looks hot but does he even have a fever?  Was it his pants that needed to come down?
  • Why does Scully have the Conundrum’s loin cloth in her bedroom?  Does she have a long standing thing for guys with tattoos?
  • Why is Scully just taking photos instead of taking advantage?

I’m sure there are more questions but I’d rather just watch the gif.

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Everlark featured in ‘did they or didn’t they’, Geeks Who Drink 1x10.

repost, do not reblog!  bold what applies to your character, italicize what they’ve done to some extent  /  warning: may contain triggering topics!

tagged by: @frcgment <3<3<3
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