love and thanks for my country

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.

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST APPRECIATION TIME

Yes, Fullmetal Alchemist characters told us multiple times that the Truth is cruel. But it is not. The Truth doesn’t take anything from them that they couldn’t have with the help of their loved ones.

So, yes, Ed lost his leg and his arm? PINAKO AND (mostly) WINRY ROCKBELL GAVE HIM THAT so he could still stand and fight!

Oh, Al lost his WHOLE BODY?! But his brother kept said body alive, and Al could still fight with Ed in order to get it back. He wasn’t alone, no. He had his brother and his friends and the warmth of their hopes.

And Izumi, she couldn’t be a mom anymore?! WRONG! Because Ed and Al stepped into her life and set her free from the burden of thinking she’d killed her baby twice, and they gave her pride and joy and she loves them like sons!

And finally, Roy. What a shame, he lost his ability to see. No problem, he simply had Hawkeye’s eyes. HAH. Best vision of the whole country for you, thank you, eyes that she used to protect him, eyes of the person he trusted with his LIFE, I mean. I’m even sure he trusts her eyes more than he trusts his own.

The Truth isn’t cruel. The Truth was showing them they were not alone. The Truth is wise, my friends.

Happy underversary, Jakei!!

I really love your series, your comics, your art… I know that this isn’t good, because I still have to improve, but I wanted to do something for this day, for you. I hope you like it.

Underverse is my favorite serie because it helped me when I was bad and there was nothing that could encourage me. Thank you for creating Underverse. You’re a incredible person <3.

(I’m sorry for my English. It’s not my first language and it’s so late in my country right now.)


Response: Awwww <3 This drawing is so adorable! Good moments at the studio, this made me smile so much. Thank you a lot!

Dating Ashton Irwin Would Include...

Originally posted by pikamikey

Warnings: smut

• Sitting on his lap whilst he tries to teach you how to play the drums
• Finding old bandannas and hats and trying to convince him to wear them again
• Comforting you when you’re upset
• Cuddles until 3am
• Random drumsticks turning up around the house all the time
• You being the only person he wears his glasses around
• Forehead kisses
• Holding hands with his super long fingers, wrapping themselves around yours
• Binge watching “That 70s Show” on Netflix
“Jackie is such a bitch” “No she’s not Ash, she just loves Kelso a lot” “I love you more Y/N”
• You being featured constantly in his Instagram stories
• On bad days, him being so scared that you’ll leave him for someone better
“Ashton Irwin, I am so in love with you, don’t doubt that for a second”
• The fans being unsure of you at first, but when they saw you loved him unconditionally and made him happy, you were the biggest OTP
• “Ash put these flowers in your hair”
• Him acting like a puppy
• Being in love with his giggle
• Taking his glasses everywhere because he constantly forgets them
• Holidays to the most amazing countries – Budapest, Thailand, Japan
• His mum being so thankful that you have made him happy
• Comforting when someone says something rude about him and brings his dad into it
“Ash, you are amazing and kind and so perfect, don’t be sad please”

• HIM BEING DADDY AF
• “Scream my name baby girl”
• Him fingering you would be the most wonderful feeling in the universe
• Super kinky with bondage, but still be gentle
• Making you cum over and over again

• Long cuddles and soft kisses after wards
• “You are the best thing that has happened to me Y/N”
• Him doodling over every piece of paper and giving them to you because they’re cute, and you putting them in a box somewhere and smiling to yourself
• Concert dates
• Going in tour with the boys
• Michael teasing you both – “Y/N why would you date a human banana” “Fuck off Mickey” “Just saying because I am confused”
• Him trying to cook for you and almost setting the kitchen on fire
• “I’ll order pizza”

•Him being so overly in love with you

so when the ny times reports about duterte being practically responsible for over 7k random deaths in one year, in metro manila alone i might add, y’all r silent af

but one guy decides to write about his (again, very EXTREME) lifelong experience with his house help in the atlantic and suddenly y’all are up in arms???? suddenly the philippines is a relevant country and u suddenly KNOW EVERYTHING about what goes on here???

@russianspacegeckosexparty and I have talked about this pretty regularly, but the marvel fandom is and always will be a giant racist cesspit, like most fandoms unfortunately are.

Adam asked his mutuals/followers to make a game out of going into the Wakanda tag on ao3 and check how many fics there actually involved and focused on black characters and not the fandom’s white faves. I found one so far.

I also found a fic that exists solely to remind me how much the fandom continues to hate black people, as the whole paragraph long premise is to show how much smarter Tony is then everyone in Wakanda. Naturally the klandom crawled out to share their love and support of this fic, including my favorite comment so far.

“Thank you for this. I hate all Sues, including Wakanda-Sue. Really, nothing about that frigging country is realistic from its economy, technology, cultural heritage, cat religion, etc. How did this country develope in isolation? Vibranium doesn’t miraculously raise everyone’s IQ. A modern country run by a king in a black cat costume? Is their military the best in the world, cuz they should have invaded a hundred times by now. If it’s so damn perfect, please knock yourself out leading the free world. The US has its own damn troubles. Oh wait, they are cowards and hypocrites, hiding and not sharing their tech with the rest of the world. Why didn’t they land a man on the moon first? Where is their cure for Ebola or HIV? Why did they not get involved in Hutu Tstsi civil war that decimated millions? Or Rhodesia? Or Khadaffi wrecking Libya The questions just add up.    Yea, I get it. It’s PC attempt to make an African country be a first world marvel. But it’s not even remotely plausible. I’ve gone from meh, to the whole place can FOAD. I want someone like John Wick to mow down the Dora. I want Tony to nuke it from orbit, just to be sure. So thank you for bringing this sanctimonious place to its knees. Please do more to humiliate them!”

Honestly it’s a really long paragraph just to say that you hate black people, including wishing that a white billionaire war criminal would commit nuclear genocide just  to get rid of them.

But it’s also telling that you hate us that much.

Numinous (Intro)

Summary: (Roadtrip!Au) In which you and the one person you hate get stuck together while venturing across the country in search of change.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Warnings: swearing, angst!

A/N: 
1. Every chapter has a different P.O.V., switching from the reader to Bucky and back
2. i’ve got 10 parts planned out, but I’m still not sure
3.  @jurassicbarnes​ is the love of my life and this would not have even started it if weren’t for her. Thank you for letting me throw my ideas at you, M. I adore you with all my heart.
4. @aya-fay is genuinely one of the nicest people I know. Thank you so much for helping me with this. I am eternally grateful.


Originally posted by dolorioushaze


“I can’t take this anymore,” you murmured, eyes glazed over with tears. Your head was throbbing and your fingers shook slightly as you tried to apply pressure to the area, begging for the pain to subside.

“What? What do you mean?” He sounded surprised. “I thought you liked it?”

“It’s just- I- I need a break.” You took a deep, wavering breath, trying to calm yourself down before whispering, “I don’t think I’ll be back.”

“Hey, let’s- let’s just talk about this, okay? Why don’t you come back here, take a breather, and we’ll see what we can do. Just don’t make any harsh decisions.” You bit your lip at his words, mulling it over, the ill-lit room behind you seeming to grow darker.

“Fine, but give me three weeks.” You bit your lip when you heard him about to persist. Please don’t start now. I can’t do this right now.

“What if-”

“Please.” You looked at the papers strewn over your desk, dimly illuminated with the table lamp you had purchased when you first arrived there, one of the only furniture adorning your apartment. “Only three weeks.”

You heard him sigh, probably evaluating his choices. You forced your eyes away from the pile of files, knowing that if you allowed yourself to gaze at them for longer, you’d probably return back to tearing yourself apart over it.

“Fine. Three weeks.”


The snacks you purchased were slightly moving around in their covers, not loud enough to overpower the radio playing moderately loud.

Your grip tightened on the steering as you tried to empty your mind of all the thoughts that were beginning to surface again.

What would happen now? What are you going to do? Would you go back if he convinced you to?

“Stop it. This is your time,” you scolded yourself, pushing a stray piece of your hair away from your face, blowing out a breath you didn’t know you were holding.

The sky had changed drastically since you started. The bright, effulgent colours of the evening had washed away by the darkness that now consumed the sky and you couldn’t help but think of how it related to you.

Your first destination was nearly a few hours away, and it was already night time, yet you drove on, because you couldn’t turn around. Not now, not when-

“Shit!” you nearly yelled, body acting with pure instinct as your foot lifted off the accelerator while the other pressed on the brakes harshly, hands yanking the steering wheel away from the body, dark as the night, only seen by your headlights as it seemed to jump right in front of your path.

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my heart & my judgement.

oh, we’re in love, aren’t we?

a messy, sappy, (mostly) fun mix for the sharpshooters’ engagement marriage and the start of a beautiful life together.

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art credit: @suites [x]

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Dating Tom Holland Would Include...

Originally posted by tompollander

(A/N: This is my first Headcanon, so let’s see how this goes.)

~He’d be the sweetest boyfriend

~He’d feature you on most of his Instagram stories

~For every red carpet event, he’d invite you (and you would go when you could)

~There would be lots of PDA: his arm always around you or his hand always in yours

~Lots of cuddling between the two of you

   - Cuddle sessions would also include Tessa

~Movie marathons, specifically Harry Potter marathons

  - “You are not a Gryffindor. You’re a Hufflepuff.”

  - “I can’t be a Hufflepuff! That’s the lamest house.”

  - “Hush. You’re a Hufflepuff.”

~Going with him to the gym, even if you aren’t working out

  - “Not that I’m complaining about your presence, but what’s the point of coming if you’re not going to work out?”

  - “The view.”

~Wearing Spider-man merchandise, even merch from the older movies

~Him “accidentally” spoiling his movies to you

  - “Tom! You just spoiled the whole movie.”

  - “You’ll watch it soon enough.”

  - “It comes out in a month!”

~Him introducing you to your favorite celebrities (and becoming jealous when you fangirl over them)

  - “Oh, wow, that’s Chris Evans. He’s real and he looks so good with that beard.”

  - “Okay, let’s go meet Elizabeth instead.”

~Him trying to impress you while playing basketball against Harrison

  - “Love, I can easily beat Harrison, right?”

  - “My money’s on Harrison. You’re horrendous at basketball, Tom.”

  - “Thanks, Y/N.” Harrison would say

~When Tom flies home after filming or doing promo in other countries, you’d greet him at the airport with a massive a hug and kiss

  - “Oh, how I’ve missed you”

~Introducing him to Nelly (Pre-Lip Sync Battle)

  - “What is this?”

  - “You’ve never heard Ride Wit Me?”

  - “…No.”

~Never letting his Lip Sync Battle die

  - “Please stop blasting Rihanna.”

  - “Do the dance and I will.”

  - “Noooooo”

  - “Then Umbrella will continue to be blasted.”

~Facetiming him while he is away

~Traveling the world with him (when you can) and going to touristy places

~Him making you watch horror movies and you cuddling into him to hide

  - “Tom, this is terrifying and disgusting.”

  - “This is awesome.”

~Him teaching you how to make tea “properly”


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Eye Of The Hurricane

Originally posted by sensitivehandsomeactionman

Characters- Dean x Reader

Warnings- fluffy sweetness

Word Count- 853

Summary- Your life was a whirlwind, yet you find a calm in the middle of your storm.

A/N- I wrote this at 2am and it just- it felt good. It was a practice in using no dialogue, and it’s really freeing not having to worry over that. A nice change of pace.


A hurricane. That’s what your life had always been. It was a whirlwind of people, places and monsters. A nomad all your life, you’d come to embrace the craziness of your life. It was the still, quiet moments that you never knew what to do with. Prior to Dean Winchester, you’d never had them.

The first time was after a bad hunt. Dean had thrown himself in front of you, taking the brunt of a werewolf attack. Sam shot it shortly afterward, but Dean was left bloody on the floor. There was so much blood. You knew how to handle this. Blood and pain you knew. The way Dean watched you though- you didn’t know what to do with that.

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I’m so proud of my people (Stockholm terror attack 7th April 2017)

Today there was a love manifestation at Sergelstorg in central Stockholm. People sung songs, spread love and placed flowers on the site of the attack for the lives that were lost. All of the police cars were covered in flowers that people had put there to thank the police for the tremendous work they did for us this Friday. I’m so grateful, happy, and full of love for this country, this city and these people. Don’t let the terrorists win. They want to spread fear. So let’s conquer them with love.

Stockholm I mitt hjärta.
SCHOOL TIME!

hey guys! just wanna let u guys know that i am in my 3rd year of High School! and today i went to school and got home around 5:25pm? i think? i can’t remember… i’m too goddamn tired to remember anyways

BUT, yea.. since u all are most likely new here, and some of you have stayed longer but still don’t know the case, is that my school is a mother fuckin’ strict ass military base like, i’ve ever been into in my LIFE. not to mention that every senior in whatever grade(elementary,junior high, etc) u are going to face a lot of try outs exams to be able to make it out ALIVE in the final ‘national exam’. its a thing here in my country(indonesia) so chances of me posting art nowadays is gone from 50% to 30-20%.

me in this is year, is gonna be like a fuckin’ wet shirt that u r trying to drained the shit out of… so! that being said, i am truly sorry if i won’t be able to give u art or content as much as i would like for the next 4-5 month! thank you all so much for reading and thank you for all the love and support, i truly am grateful and best of luck to all of you out there and have fun!

busy meg is gon’ slup now, love you nerds peace!!!

new-york-dolls  asked:

I was talking to someone and they said that bi women and lesbians have never been oppressed or suffered due to their sexuality? What would you say in response to that argument? Thank you

I would probably not respond and cut that person out of my life, but that’s not what you are looking for. So instead I will link you to a couple articles that you can use to argue your point:

Also I would give this lovely list of countries where same gender sexual activity is illegal for men and women

  • Algeria
  • Libya
  • Morocco 
  • Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
  • South Sudan 
  • Sudan
  • Tunisia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Liberia 
  • Mauritania
  • Nigeria
  • Senegal
  • Togo
  • Cameroon
  • Chad
  • Burundi 
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia 
  • Somalia
  • Somaliland
  • Comoros
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Zambia
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Guyana
  • Iran
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria 
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Maldives
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Brunei
  • Myanmar
  • Solomon Islands

And then I would tell the person to check out this website and maybe work on making that list a little smaller instead of being such an awful person. 

🍑 hi everyone 🍑

my name is viv and i’ll be entering my last year (senior/4th year) of university in august. i decided to make a studyblr to combat my bad habits of procrastination, laziness, and incredibly horrible self-control. though its summer vacation right now, i want to be productive and self-teach myself subjects that i’ve wanted to for a while. hopefully, through this externalization, i’ll be able to improve my ability to stay focused, energized, and motivated!

🍑 about me 🍑

i am currently 20 years old (almost 21~) and am from the bay area in california. i go to school in boston, massachusetts and study finance/accounting. i am chinese-american and speak fluent mandarin chinese. my mbti personality type is currently estj/entj and i am sorted in slytherin house in hogwarts (the best house, woo woo!).

🍑 what am i currently doing? 🍑

like most people in the united states, i’m currently on summer vacation, but that doesn’t mean i’m not keeping busy! aside from starting a studyblr and self-teaching, i’m also interning right now in sales and marketing.

🍑 what subjects will i be studying/focusing on this studyblr? 🍑

in school, i’m studying finance and accounting, so when the academic year starts again, that will comprise the majority of my original content.

subjects i’m planning on studying over summer vacation: korean/chinese, computer science, art history, and history.

🍑 what are my interests/hobbies? 🍑

  • i absolutely love art history and history. if i could have been any major in college other than finance and accounting, it would be either of these.
  • i also have a passion for fashion and make-up. not gonna lie, i can draw a killer wing with liquid liner (took me four years, but i did it!)
  • i am a dancer! i have been a hip-hop dancer since my freshman year of high school and was on a dance team for 1.5 years in college.
  • my favorite authors are vladimir nabokov, stephen king, and kurt vonnegut.
  • i mostly listen to hip-hop/rap, but i’m pretty much into everything but metal and country. i do listen to k-pop (mostly k-hip hop). i’m an army!
  • i love watching horror movies/tv shows and am also very into superheroes/comics (marvel for movies and dc for comics).
  • also, yes, my favorite fruit are peaches.

🍑 favorite studyblrs that have inspired me 🍑

@emmastudies @lycheestudy @studypetals @hardworkign @aescademic @apricot-studies @studyfulltime @studyblr @studytherin @sumastudies @sensiblestudy @jjournalinspo @sleepystvdying @createnotes @milkyjournals @my-philosofias @tbhstudying @papermeyn @studyy-bells @studykouffee @pridebulletjournal

also, many thanks to @studyblrmasterposts for saving me many times during the school year!

please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and get to know me better! i want to be able to follow other studyblrs to be able to gain more motivation and make some friends!