loves her obvi

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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Kagome Higurashi // chapter 1 vs 558

One of my fourth grade day campers, noticing my rainbow bracelet: “omg I love your bracelet where’d you get it?”

Me: “oh there was a nice person giving them out at the pride festival the other weekend!”

Her, delighted: “you mean like the ones gay people have??”

Me: “yeah!”

Her: “omg thats so cool. Gay people are so nice”

Me, chuckling: “aww well thanks”

Her, eyes wide, whispering: “are you a gay people?”

Me, grinning: “I’m a bi people”

Her: “!!!!”

  • Davey: Why can’t we talk to different kinds of people?
  • Jack: Fuck me gently with a chainsaw, do I look like Mother Teresa?
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MYTHOLOGY MEME - [9/?] MUSES AND/OR NYMPHS: ECHO

“Echo, thou who reignest in the inmost recesses

of the caves.”

@themagicaljess replied to your text post

I love Lyanna’s characterisation in the books- D&D let’s make her the stereotypical swept away princess

see, i’ve always been worried that martin’s going to play it straight too bc i don’t really trust him as much as i want to trust him at this point.

but yeah.

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lol is anybody else like dead bc of Sarah Weichel rn or

she guessed my favorite color first try..

but between me and u……. i didnt even have a favorite color until she yelled out yellow!! she was hella excited n smiling like a little kid. so i told her she was right and i havent seen yellow the same since, its in everything. i could probably live in it now.

this is for you @eversince-newyork

headcanons for my demisona that no one asked for lol!
  • so her name is ellie or el for short
  • (omg name reveal?? :0000 i know)
  • bc im not creative lol
  • daughter of apollo
  • since apollo is kinda an asshole shes like rly rly sweet
  • like shes naturally sweet but always makes an effort to be sweet
  • to like make sure her family doesnt go down as assholes
  • shes know that apollo was her dad for forever
  • but only recently join camp
  • and she was!!!!!!!!!!! so !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • i feel like i should describe what she looks like more
  • so she like always wear her hair up in a high ponytail
  • her hair is some dark/navy blue color
  • and its suuuuper long and wavy nd shit
  • i was literally complaining to will 
  • abt how my demisona would just be like me
  • except i have short pink hair lmao whoops!!
  • anyways
  • she wears always green camo tees and light blue jean shorts
  • exception: when she wears the camp shirts
  • cute nd curvy bab
  • loves hugs
  • ALWAYS has new music to recommend
  • birds love her (esp ravens obvi)
  • rly good w bow & arrow
  • just a giant ray of sunshine
  • (get it bc apollo rules over the sun hahahaha im funny)
  • oh also shes rly funny
  • always cracks lil sarcastic jokes and stuff
  • just likes to make ppl giggle
  • like, if u snort or wheeze or giggle at one of her jokes shes like :0 <3
  • always has lil home remedies to heal ppl when theyre sick
  • lowkey hates blood tho whoops
  • (dad is like “????? no u gotta fight ppl nd heal ppl bb girl cmon”)
  • (she just stays out of fights whenever she can)
  • basically the mom of the group always
  • she doesnt realize it but if she doesnt like you, whenever youre around her, youll sneeze a lot
  • has a knack for writing
  • weirdly good at telling if people are lying
  • like two truths one line??? she fuckin DOMINATES that shit
  • all the lil weird things abt her (ravens love her, loves music, bow n arrow, etc)
  • are because her dad rules over those things
  • but shes just like “¯\_(ツ)_/¯ idk its just been like that forever”
  • ya thats it i think
  • will made me inspired to write a lil thing about my demisona and his and pips
  • (so look out for that soon)
  • but i thot i should tell yall about her first
  • :D
Henlo everyone

So I recently lost a mutual that I was in near constant contact with. I’m not mad, and I understand. I’m looking for someone who is 1000% ok with me sending them videos/pictures of dogs that I see on my dash, and for someone who will understand when i say things like “sawft”. Please note that the posts will come in quickly and then I’ll disappear again, but there will be lots of posts. Please and thank

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Remember when we were happy. Remember when We always had Leena to fall back on. To give us the balance we needed. The one who centered us and made us laugh when we needed or made us celebrate when she was strong. Remember how she knew what was going to happen to her but she loved everyone just the same. Remember Leena. The one who stayed when she knew full well what would happen. Remember Leena.

anonymous asked:

.. would you ever consider doing a second part to "this is the golden age of something good (and right and real)" also aye tswift lyrics.

hmmm… i had no actual plans of doing it but i can try. it may take some time so i can come with something plotwise + finish another fic i’m working on.

and yeah!! i love all her songs obvi, but state of grace is very dear to me so i was ridiculously happy because of that title.

just two of my favorite people

anonymous asked:

Serious question: Does Violet really have bad B.O. all the time? Inquiring noses want to know.

She smelled really bad! Still love her obvi

“AND UM,” she’s pushing her hair behind her ear shyly, brown eyes falling to the ground. “this is my favorite part of the house.” she’s giving the other a tour of her’s and her father’s house. the next room she was proud of, no doubt about it, but a part of her was secretly embarrassed. what twenty-two year old owned their own LIBRARY ? it was something she and her father had compromised on as long as beverly stayed there until he eventually passed away. with a deep breath, the tiny brunette opened the door to reveal a huge room, filled from the floor to ceiling with books. mostly romance, fantasy, the works. “this is my library.” she smiles sheepishly.