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Disney Princess Fancast w/ Women Of Colour

  • Katie Leung as Snow White
  • Antonia Thomas as Cinderella
  • Sofia Boutella as Aurora/Sleeping Beauty
  • Gina Rodriguez as Ariel
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Belle
  • Hind Sahli as Jasmine
  • Tanaya Beatty as Pocahontas
  • Gemma Chan as Mulan
  • Aja Naomi King as Tiana
  • Annie Khalid as Rapunzel
  • Aimee Carrero as Elena * actually voices the character
  • Auli'i Cravalho as Moana * actually voices the character
  • Madeleine Mantock & Nathalie Emmanuel as Elsa & Anna
“But Radcliffe is SUPPOSED to be racist because he’s the BAD GUY...”

aka when everybody who gets mad about my Pocahontas tag wants to completely forget the worst characters in the film:

That’s what we’re going to talk about today, friends. If you’ve been following me for awhile now, you already know my feelings about this film. However, this is something that I don’t think gets nearly enough attention. I’ll add a cut because this is going to be a long one:

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Forest Fun

Masterlist

Requested - No, just an idea that I had
Tags - @tryingtobeedgy
Word Count - 1,372
Pairing - Harry Hook x Reader (Daughter of Pocahontas and John Smith)
Warnings - A lil’ bit of fluff at the end and an attempted kidnap
Summary - Ok but I changed it a little bit from my original idea that I posted. Long time friends with Ben, you had to help Harry adjust to life in Auradon. When Harry annoys you, you walk off but someone takes you.



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okay so today I yelled, just because I got frustrated and well I cried a little I dont like crying I was really emotional as a kid and I always started crying for the silliest things and when I cry now I just get so tired of everything and well I just.. ugh I dunno what I´m trying to say here , anyhow here are some gifs just to cheer myself up (and maybe somebody else who reads this..maybe)

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okay so is Thomas Sangster a cutie or what? :D no just me? okay

Originally posted by letsnpcworld

I don´t know who made this but you sir or madame are awesome 

Originally posted by darkhunterofsouls

you know I started watching durarara (is that the name?) last year I think but I did´nt get to finish it. I need to get back into that

Originally posted by superfinetrio

I´ve watched all the episodes of adventure time from the beginning up until now. is there gonna be more I´m waiting 

Originally posted by becausebirds

me: YOU CAN FLY WHY ARE YOU WALKING?!!!

pigeon: YoU CaN fLy WhY ArE yOU WaLkiNG 

Originally posted by amirn

woo wooo wooo

Originally posted by imodo

Me the one showing life the finger its a finger LOOK AT IT

Originally posted by oliverviennese

I wonder when I the time comes after my cousins wedding I will just be able too sitt in like some formal clothes and eat and just relax like these 3 ladys 

Originally posted by ahmbrosia

WHY DAMIT!! 

Originally posted by gifsme

when you think about the stupid shit you did as a kid

Originally posted by yourreactiongifs

I watched all of community also I didn’t that one of the producers is now the current producer of Rick and Morty like how awesome is that?

Originally posted by greatestgifsqueen

I just watched rick and morty for the 4th time

Originally posted by greyannis

this is so beautiful also I wanna know if white Diamond is like the boss or something of the diamonds, I´m avoiding spoilers for the new episodes

Originally posted by elentori-art

this just adorable

Originally posted by neothesilver

I am watching the amazing world of gumball, penny is so awesome

Originally posted by aestheticpixelz

yep

Originally posted by cartoonnetwork

I….DAMIT 

Originally posted by yaoifangrl115

EXACTLY but I love the show there is gonna be a 5th season right?

Originally posted by star-bfly

agreed

Originally posted by miraculousgifsbug

bye see you later

A brief history of Colonial Virginia

Virginia was the very first of the 13 colonies to be (successfully) settled, and is at the heart of the story of colonial America, from the establishment of Jamestown in 1607, to being the home state of George Washington.

Before I actually get into the colonization of Virginia, I want to give some background on the area, since Virginia was already home to a fairly powerful empire when the English came to shore, and this kingdom plays a major role in colonial Virginia’s story. Most American tribes north of Mexico never established their own countries, living tribal lifestyles, but there were a handful of exceptions, one of them being the Powhatan Confederacy. The Powhatan confederacy was established around 1590 by, unsurprisingly, the Powhatan tribe, under a chief named Wahunsenacawh, also called Wahunsonacock (often just called chief Powhatan), who, with the help of his younger brother Opechancanough, a skilled warrior, managed to bring about 30 tribes under his overlordship, forcing their chiefs to give tribute to him and be subservient to him, turning a large part of coastal Virginia, around 20,000 square kilometers by Thomas Jefferson’s estimate, into a small Powhatan Empire by 1607, when the English arrived.

1612 depiction of Wahunsenacawh by John Smith

Speaking of the English, in 1606, King James I granted a charter to the Virginia company to establish colonies upon the coasts of the New World, however, the Virginia Company was split into competing factions, one based in London and one in Plymouth, so the 1606 charter actually gave two grants, one to each company. The Plymouth company was allocated land stretching roughly from the modern Maine-Canada border to Chesapeake bay, and the London company was granted lands from Long island sound to Cape Fear. If you’re familiar with American geography, you’ll notice that a considerable territory, from Long Island Sound to Chesapeake Bay, was actually granted to both companies. In order to prevent conflict, James ordered that in this area, the Plymouth and London colonies could not be within 100 miles of each other. Probably would have been easier to just make a clear border between the grants, but I digress.

On December 20 1606, 105 settlers and 39 sailors of the London company set forth on three ships to establish a colony in Virginia. After 144 days at sea, on April 26 1607, they finally made it to America! In order to prevent other potential colonizers (read: Spain) from attacking their new settlement, they were instructed to travel upriver and establish themselves inland, they sailed up the James river (named after their king), and founded their settlement, Jamestown (named after the same king), with plans to mine for precious metals and trade with natives to survive, which would prove easier said than done. The colonists couldn’t find any gold, couldn’t grow any silk, and couldn’t sell what little they could grow, coupled with losses from disease and Powhatan raids (which Opechancanough conveniently blamed on the Chesapeake, a rival tribe) made the settlers question if Jamestown could survive. 

What about our old friends in the Plymouth company, how’s their colonization effort going? The real question is; “What colonization effort?” It’s not that the Plymouth men didn’t try, they did, it was just a failure. In July of 1607, about 100 settlers for the Plymouth colony landed at the mouth of Maine’s Kennebec river, and established what’s known as the Popham colony, named after it’s leader, George Popham. by the end of 1607, half the colonists went home, as resources in Popham were scarce, and by that time next year, the rest had packed up and returned to England as well. With Popham a failure, in 1609, the London company was given the lands previously allotted to their counterparts in Plymouth, making them the sole English colonial authority in America. Back to Jamestown. Later that year, the company sent out a massive, crucial export of supplies and colonists to the colony, called the Third Supply, to help Virginia grow and prosper, but a massive hurricane destroyed most of the shipment, with the one of the nine ships, the Sea Venture, having been deliberately crashed on Bermuda to save it from sinking.

From the timbers of the Sea Venture, her sailors, all of whom had survived the storm, built two small ships to carry the remaining suppies to Virginia, while some stayed behind to claim the uninhabited, unclaimed Bermuda for England. Seven of the other ships, all carrying colonists but no supplies, managed to make it safely to Virginia. But, with only a fraction of the supplies intended for the colony, the third shipment ended up ushering in one of the most devastating events in the young colony’s history: The Starving Time. In the winter of 1609-10, a combination of low supplies, a drought stifling agricultural production, and hostility with the locals preventing trade, led to a famine that, of the 500 men, women, and children living in Jamestown in late 1609, left only 60 alive by spring of 1610. Archaeological evidence shows that the situation was so dire, the Virginian colonists were forced to cannibalize the dead to stay alive. With all seeming lost, they set sail to return to England and Jamestown was abandoned.

Skull fragment of a teenage girl found at Jamestown, showing chop marks indicative of cannibalism.

Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, better known as Lord Delaware, was unwilling to give up, and after the King gave him authorization to take over the Virginia colony, he sent a fleet of relief ships with supplies and colonists to Jamestown. These ships just so happened to intercept the ships carrying the survivors of the Starving Time, who regarded the relief fleet as a miracle, and with new hope for the colony, they returned, ready for Jamestown round 2. Although Lord Delaware helped breathe new life into the colony, his time in leadership also strained the already tense relations with the Powhatan. Raids by poth Powhatan and English were frequent, and Lord Delaware engaged in the conquest of Powhatan lands by capturing small villages near Jamestown. By July, tensions had reached their climax, and Lord Delaware demanded that the Powhatan return all English captives and property, or face war. Wahunsenacawh, unwilling to negotiate with the Baron, made a counter-demand that the English stay in Jamestown, or leave Virginia, prompting Delaware to up the stakes, demanding the return of captives and property or face the destruction of every Powhatan village around Jamestown. Wahunsenacawh never even responded to this message. A month passed with no response, and Delaware was tired of waiting. War was declared, and Delaware sent men to attack the Paspahegh, one of the Powhatan tributary tribes, burning their capital and executing the family of their chief. The war carried on for four years, with the English sporadically burning Powhatan villages, and the Powhatan raiding Jamestown in response.

While all this was happening, John Rolfe, a sailor who had been aboard the Sea Venture, was experimenting with new tobacco strains to try and create a cash crop for the colony, and in 1612, he had succeeded, and the prosperity of Jamestown was secured. Rolfe also helped the colony by ending the war, in 1614, he married Pocahontas, daughter of Wahunsenacawh, bringing peace between the English and Powhatan, however, the peace would not last. Three years later, Pocahontas died after contracting a disease in England, and disease spread back in Virginia, coupled with poor harvests, caused tensions to escalate. Opechancanough, who was chief now that his brother had died, tried to maintain friendly relations, but once his diplomat and advisor, Nemattenew, who had been suspected of killing a settler named Morgan and stealing his hat was felled by an angry mob, Opechancanough wanted to get rid of the English, and planned a surprise attack. On March 22 1622, Opechancanogh’s plan was put in action, and all along the James River, Powhatan warriors massacred English settlers, sometimes wiping out entire towns, leaving  347 colonists dead. Jamestown was actually spared from the attacks thanks to a native named Chanco who forewarned Jamestown, giving them time to prepare. The next year, colonists William Tucker and John Potts sought revenge by tricking the Powhatan into a phony truce where they toasted with poison-laced alcohol, killing around 100 Powhatan and making another hundred ill. Throughout the next decade, the second war raged on much as it did before 1632, when both sides agreed to an uneasy truce.

1628 depiction of Powhatan warriors killing colonists in the 1622 massacre

It’s during the Second Anglo-Powhatan war, in 1624, that Virginia was transferred from the authority of the London company to the English government, becoming a proper colony, although in the following decades the crown cut lands off from Virginia to create new colonies such as Maryland and Carolina. After 12 years of peace, Opechancanough, wanting to restore his empire to it’s former glory, decided to wage one last war on the English. On March 18, 1844, Opechancanough waged another series of surprise attacks, killing over 500 colonists, which, although a larger number than had been killed in the 1622 strikes, was a smaller percentage of the population (10% as opposed to ~30%), as Virginia had seen great population increase as it became rich off tobacco exports. Opechancanough, sticking with his old tactics, didn’t make any followup, instead waiting for the English to respond with surrender or attack. That July, the Virginians made their move, marching on nearly all tribes still within the confederacy’s borders, waging war and burning villages as they went. The war went on for only 2 years, until Virginia governor William Berkeley led his men on a siege of Opechancanough’s stronghold, capturing him and his advisors, imprisoning most of them, but choosing to execute the old chief, Opechancanough at Jamestown, where he, nearly 100 at this point, was shot in the back.

With the death of the warrior chief, all the remaining tribes under Powhatan rule broke off, reducing the confederacy back to just the Powhatan tribe, with the new chief, Necotowance, swearing vassalage to England, the confederacy would later fall and become part of Virginia in 1684. In order to try and prevent further bloodshed, the English created a border between English and Indian lands, with people on both sides needing to get a special pass from border forts to enter the other territory. In 1649, three years after the war, the mother country, England, had fallen into control of the Parliamentarians at the end of the English civil war, beheading king Charles I, and putting the authoritarian puritan Oliver Cromwell in control. Although most colonies, particularly the ones settled by puritans, pledged allegiance to the new government, Virginia was among those to remain loyal to the crown, and was regarded by the English Commonwealth’s government as being in rebellion, in 1650, parliament declared an embargo on Virginia and other rebellious colonies (Antigua, Bermuda, and Barbados), and authorized privateers to attack any vessel that broke the embargo. The civil war led to many cavaliers (royalists) settling in the colony to escape the Cromwell regime, but in 1652, the puritan Richard Bennett was made governor, and Virginia now answered to Cromwell. Despite being under Commonwealth rue for the next 8 years, when the English crown was restored in 1660, Virginia was held in high regard for it’s loyaty, being dubbed  "the Old Dominion" by Charles II, a nickname Virginia has kept to this day.

In 1676, 100 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Virginians under the command of Nathaniel Bacon, in an army made up mostly of indentured servants and African slaves but with others from all demographics of Virginian society, who were opposed to governor William Berkeley’s refusal to address native attacks near the frontier (Berkeley profited greatly from trade with the frontier tribes, and didn’t want to lose the income), or consider expanding westward.  Bacon and his men marched on Jamestown, confronting the governor and the burgesses (Virginian colonial government leaders), forcing them at gunpoint to allow an increased military presence on the frontier, but, they failed to deliver, and once news of eight colonists on the frontier being killed came to Bacon, he raised his army up again and marched on Jamestown, burning the city to the ground. After months of violence, Bacon died of dysentery and his rebellion collapsed. Berkeley returned to power, and a new capital was built at Williamsburg, and 23 men were executed as rebels. After an investigation, King Charles II relieved Berkeley of his duties and forced reforms to be implemented in Virginia to keep the colonists happy.

The ruins of Jamestown as they appeared in 1854, long after Bacon and his men burned the city.

For the next century, things were relatively quiet in Virginia, until the 1760s, when tensions between the colonists and the British government began to boil. As the British passed acts of taxation to pay for it’s debts from the Seven Years War (known to Americans as the French and Indian War), and Virginians, notably Patrick Henry, began to denounce this “taxation without representation” as tyrannical, and dissent grew among both the Virginian government and populace, their chief argument being that since they were a colony, without any parliamentary representation, they owed no allegiance to parliament, only to the king. After the Boston Tea Party, the House of Burgesses announced their solidarity with Massachusetts, much to the dismay of governor Lord Dunmore. That August they held the First Virginia Convention, agreeing on a boycott of British goods, solidarity with the other colonies, and elected delegates for the Continental Congress. On April 20, 1775, a day after the battles at Lexington and Concord, some of the first battles of the war for independence, Dunmore ordered Williamsburg’s gunpowder supply to be seized before it coud fall into rebel hands, but Patrick Henry and his militiamen seized it. In November, with his popularity at near-zero, Dunmore fled Virginia and declared that the colony was in a state of rebellion, at this point, George Washington, a Virginian himself, was leading the Continental Army, and Virginia’s government was solidly in rebel hands. In December of that year, Virginian militias won the Battle of Great Bridge, securing Norfolk.

For most of the war’s early years, Virginia actually saw fairly little fighting, but Virginians still played a crucial role in this early stage of the war, with Virginian soldiers marching north, south, and west, to help the other colonies fend off the redcoats, as well as creating a prison camp for British and Hessian captives. On May 15 1776,the Fifth Virginia convention declared that Virginia was independent, no longer part of the British Empire, and encouraged other colonies to do the same, leading to the continental congress approving the Declaration of Independence (penned by another great Virginian, Thomas Jefferson), on July 4 1776, giving birth to the United States of America. In May of 1779, the British made a move on Virginia when Admiral George Collier attempted to cut off the state’s trade with the West Indies by capturing Portsmouth and using it as a base to attack the Americans, but this strategy ultimately failed when planned reinforcements failed to arrive. In response to the renewed assault on the state, Thomas Jefferson, who was now governor, moved the capital of Virginia further inland to Richmond in 1780, but that didn’t prevent the traitorous Benedict Arnold from successfully attacking the city, burning most of it in December.

Arnold and General William Phillips continued to attack Virginia, and the American militias were unable to fend off the British advances, prompting Washington to send General Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette to Virginia to help defend the state. Lafayette avoided any direct confrontation, fearing Arnold and Phillips’ superior numbers (7,200 to 3,200), instead choosing to join up with other generals to consolidate his forces before moving to follow General Charles Cornwallis who moved to Yorktown to make a base, and on October 6 1781, the Americans laid siege to the city, forcing Cornwallis to surrender. The Victory at Yorktown was one of the most significant of the war, as it played a role in forcing British Parliament to accept peace with the United States, and on September 3 1783, The Treaty of Paris was signed, and American Independence was secured.

1791 painting depicting the surrender of Cornwallis

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YO ITS FINISHED

my alexander hamilton non/disney mashup is finally finished. i worked so hard on this ;n;

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Project Disney Week 5 [Team Bjorgman and Flynn Rider]

Day 6 FAVORITE PIECE OF ANIMATION

Colors of the Wind

Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
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Today in “weird-ass pairings that I found on AO3″: Kocoum/Thomas from Pocahontas (1995) 

Thomas, the cap-wearing greenhorn from the 1995 film Pocahontas, was voiced by Christian Bale (no joke) and as far as shipping-bait goes he did have some tender moments with his older-man-crush John Smith (voiced by Mel Gibson, also not a joke). So why is he being paired with Kocoum? Did you guys watch the movie? Thomas murdered Kocoum. He was sorry about it but that doesn’t change anything. 

I can understand pairing John Smith/Thomas or even John Ratcliffe/Wiggins. I’d be partial to Nakoma/Pocahontas, personally, or at least  Nakoma/Kocoum - except that I can’t find that pairing anywhere! For fuck’s sake, Thomas/Kocoum is the second most popular pairing in the Pocahontas fic list!

I guess y’all really want to write fix-it fics but this weirds me out and Kocoum deserves better. 

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Goodbye may seem forever, farewell is like the end. But in my heart is a memory, and there you’ll always be.

-Widow Tweed

For Esther capt-johnsmith

As promised, here is the full graphic for my Pocahontas Appreciation Week Challenge!!!  I thought this way people who needed to would have time to queue stuff up and everybody would have a little time to think it over.

Remember to spread the word and get ready for POCAHONTAS APPRECIATION WEEK starting THIS SUNDAY!!!

I’m SOOOOOOO EXCITED you guys I can’t wait!!!!!

I’ll be watching the tag “Pocahontas Appreciation Week” pretty carefully, so make sure you put your posts there!  And to my followers, next week will be a bunch of Pocahontas spam, but let’s be real, who doesn’t like Pocahontas?  She is just so beautiful and inspiring and ugh I have to save it for next week guys I’m so excited!!!

//Inktober Day 14 : A Disney Princess with a Fall inspired Dress

Pocahontas is my second favorite Disney princess and she doesn’t get enough love. I thought I would switch it up and use @thatsthat24 because I can’t pass up Disney. And I haven’t really seen any Pocahontas love on his blog and I haven’t checked the tag so I hope she gets her just desserts because she is a wonderful princess.

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Disney/Studio Ghibli voice actors (½)

Daveigh Chase voices Lilo Pelekai from Lilo and Stitch and Chihiro from Spirited Away

Joseph Gordon-Levitt voices Jim Hawkins from Treasure Planet and Jiro Horikoshi from The Wind Rises

Minnie Driver voices Jane from Tarzan and Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke

Billy Crystal voices Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc and Calcifer from Howl’s Moving Castle

Christian Bale voices Thomas from Pocahontas and Howl from Howl’s moving Castle