Pan Jinlian [潘金蓮] is a protagonist in the Chinese classic novel Jin Ping Mei (The Plum in the Golden Vase), and a minor character in the Water Margin, another classic. A well-known figure in Chinese culture, she represents the quintessential adulterous wife, and has become the patron goddess of brothels and prostitutes.
Pan Jinlian was the wife of Wu Dalang, whose younger brother, Wu Song, eventually became one of the major marsh rebels and a most memorable hero. While Wu Song was a handsome, stout and tall young man, Wu Dalong was an unsightly dwarf, making a living by peddling bread. Pan Jinlian, young, beautiful and graceful, was always jeered by neighbors as “a flower planted in a cow’s dung.”
Pan, dissatisfied with her marriage, has an extramarital affair with Ximen Qing, a handsome womanizer in town. Wu Dalang learns of the affair, but Pan and Ximen murder him by adding poison to his food. They bribe the coroner to conceal the true cause of his death. Wu Song grows suspicious of his brother’s death and carries out his own investigations to eventually discover the truth. Wu Song takes the law into his own hands in revenging his brother after his failure to bring the case to a corrupt court: he slays Pan Jinlian and her lover.
by jack zimmermann || a zimbits fic || 3.3k
in.” Bitty thanks the lord for the legitimate reprieve from the essay he’s been
painfully forcing himself through all afternoon.
enters, looking happier than normal. Bitty sees why immediately, and the smile
that came onto his face when he saw Jack slips right back into a frown. Jack’s
holding another memory card.
some new footage,” Jack says in confirmation of Bitty’s fears.
you’ve got to stop giving me new material.”
smile drops at Bitty’s harsh tone, and his eyebrows draw together in a way that
would be adorable if not for the circumstance and the fact Bitty is the one to
make them that way. “Why?”
honey, it’s not gonna help.” Bitty’s too exhausted to bother being embarrassed
that the endearment slipped out.
opens his mouth lamely. He looks down at the memory card in his hand then back
to Bitty with sad eyes.
down.” Bitty gestures to his bed, thankful that he made it earlier while
procrastinating. He rubs his sore eyes as Jack perches on the bed, then sighs
assessment is to create a two-minute video based on love, yes?”
nods. Bitty rubs at his eyes again, thinking of how to be honest without being
an amazing photographer, and it comes across.” Jack picks his head up,
looking hopefully at Bitty. It breaks his heart to have to continue. “But
there’s no story here. There’s no love. I mean, unless your story is
that you really love your camera. I can’t… I’m sorry, I can’t help you make
anything out of this.”
tries to make his voice gentle. Jack turns his head away from Bitty anyway, but
not quick enough that Bitty can’t see the hurt.
happily been helping Jack with his AV assessment after Jack asked. He gets to spend time
with Jack doing something that Jack loves. But now he owes it as a friend to
tell Jack the truth, even if it makes them both sad.
Bits,” Jack mumbles, still not looking at him.
alright.” Bitty already feels a little guilty for springing it on Jack with no
warning. He crosses his arms, then realises that may come across as defensive
if Jack ever looks back at him, so rests them back on his knees. “Look, I don’t
mean to be rude, I just want you to do well.”
gives a brisk nod, but still avoids looking back at Bitty.
not sure what else he can do for Jack, so he simply waits.
clears his throat after a moment and stands up. He looks at the memory card
before putting it into a pocket.
anyway. Sorry for interrupting your essay.”
Bitty repeats, but Jack’s already out the door.
slumps into his seat and stares at his closed door. He really didn’t mean to
hurt Jack, but he didn’t think what he said would be that much of a shock either.
Jack’s not ignorant to emotion, no-matter what the news articles sometimes say
his chair back round to stare at his essay, starting up on it again as a
Imagine Peter finding out you had sex with a lost boy
Warnings:Smut, cursing,violence,possessive Pan
You came on this island because you were lost, you no intention on finding love, or anything of that nature, for you simply only wanted to find yourself.
Peter found you , you were crying at your window, you were begging for someone to take away your pain, you didn’t care who, or even what it was, you were willing to do anything and everything, that’s when he showed up.
Peter saw you and tapped your shoulder.
“(Gasp) Who are you ?” you say in shock
“Oh did I forget to introduce myself? I’m Peter, Peter Pan.” he smiles
“I’m Y/n.” you say with a sniffle
“Hi Y/n, are you okay? I see that you’re crying, and those don’t look like tears f joy love.”
“No I’m not, I’m miserable here, I just want to go, be free, do as I please, I feel like I’m trapped here.” you say as you start to cry again.
“Hey hey hey, It’s gonna be okay.” he said
“No it’s not.” you cry
“Yes, it is.” he says
“How do you know?” you ask
“Because , I’m going to take you, take you away.” he smiles
“To where?” you ask
“To a place, where you will never, ever have to worry about grown up things again.” he says
“Where is that?” you ask
“Neverland.” he smirks
Ever since that day you became a lost girl, you were from Neverland, you usually hung out with Peter Pan.
If you weren’t with Peter, you were with the lost boys. Playing games, acting rough with one another, telling stories, and scaring each other at night.
Peter was right, he told you were free to do whatever you wanted to do, you could be anywhere you wanted to be,and go wherever you wanted to go. Nobody could stop you.
As the days go by, the days got hotter, so you would wear less clothing, this, was a problem.
You would wear shorts, a tank top, and some sneakers.
The lost boys couldn’t help but stare, I mean you had ass and tits, what boy in their right mind wouldn’t stare?
And since you were always so active you were really fit, and had curves in all the right places, everybody noticed, especially Peter, but you would have never guessed.
One day you get ready to head out, you do the same old routine, brush your hair, put on your clothes, and with a little magic help you put some makeup on.
You walk outside and join the lost boys as usual.
“Hey Y/n.” a lost boy said, his name was David
“Hey David!” you smiled
“How are you?” he asked as he sat next to you
“Great actually, even though it’s hot.” you say
“Yeah man it’s really hot, we might go to the lake today, I heard.”
“Awesome!” you shouted
David stared at you, looking up and down, admiring your body ,“Yeah so like , I was thinking-”
“Listen up guys.” Peter interrupted
“Today we are going to the lake, so bring your swimming attire and stuff, head back here in 15.” he says as he looks at you
“You come with me.” he says
“Yeah sure!” you say with no questio to where you were going
He brought you to his cabin, you’ve only been there a couple times, once on your first night because you were scared, and two times because you were totally drunk and Peter wanted to keep you with him, so that any of the lost boys wouldn’t get any ideas.
“Why am I here?” you asked
“You need a bathing suit yes?” he asked as he cocked up an eyebrow
“Yes.” you said as you smiled
“Well, here you go.” he said as he pointed to his bed
There were about 5 bathing suits to choose from, each decorated beautifully.
“Wow…” you said
“I had the mermaids make them, I didn’t know your taste so I thought they’d make a couple so you could pick your favorite one.” he said
“Thank you!” you said as you hugged Peter.
Peter was shocked , you guys never hugged, but he hugged you back, but as soon as he did, he wished he hadn’t.
Hugging you meant having you close to him, his arms wrapped around your curves, it was unexpected, and he felt, almost attracted to you, which he didn’t like.
Peter clears his throat and you back away quickly. “Oh my goodness Peter I am terribly sorry.” you put your head down
“Don’t be love, now hurry up and change, I’ll be waiting outside.”
“Wait!” you almost shout
“Yes love?” he said
“Don’t you have to get dressed?” you ask
Peter lifts up his shirt , exposing his trunks were under his shorts already. But you were staring at something else, you have never seen his body, not like that.You quickly snap out of it and look at him.
“Oh right!” you smiled and nod your head
You get dressed and pick out the green bathing suit, it had green vines and flowers on it, basically looked like you were a fairy.
You step outside but holding a towel so that you’re kinda covered
Peter noticed some of the boys trying to take a peek, with that Peter takes off his shirt , “here.”
He hands it to you.
“Oh thank you Peter.” you say as you put it on.
You all head to the lake, once you get there , you all start to undress and jump in the lake, it was pretty easily the best day you had so far.
There were games, food, and music of course, you guys basically spent the whole day their,and even at night you built a campfire to stay even longer, because it was the summer, so it was still pretty warm at night.
You have about two drinks in you so you were feeling pretty good, well that’s when David came and started chatting you up
“Sup.” he said
You giggle “Sup” you said back
“You having a good time?” he asked
“This is probably the best time of my life” you said
“Haha same!” he said
You just smile and giggle some more
“You know, you’re really beautiful.” he said
“Stop” you say but blush
“No no no , it’s true.” he lifts up your chin.
“Thank you David.” you smile
“You wanna get outta here?” he asked
“And do?” you said a little protective
“Just talk, I promise.” he had his pinky out
“Then of course.” you smiled, and your pinky and his pinky interlocked with one another
You walk along the lake, just talking about, everything, and nothing.
“Wait so you used to pay the flute?” you laughed
“Hey hey hey I was the flute master!” he said
You playfully push him and laugh even harder
“Oh I’m sure you were!” you giggle
David pushes softly against a tree, rubbing your hair, and looking deeply into your eyes
“David, what are you doing?” you ask
“Something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.” he says
He then kisses you, softly, but then roughly, it was something you had never experienced before, for this was your first kiss since you came to Neverland.
He then takes you deeper into the woods, undressing you, and you didn’t mind, you were loving every second of it, how sexy it was to have a boy basically drool all over you. It was such a good feeling, and you didn’t want it to stop.
Sooner than later, he’s inside you, you’re moaning and whining and just a mess, David covers your mouth because you get too loud, but you just smile and giggle and he laughs a little too.
“This is super dangerous, anyone could catch us.” you say
“Like I care?” He says
Well little did you know, Peter was watching the whole time, fire was in his eyes, he was furious, he didn’t know he wanted you until he couldn’t have you, you know how Pan was, he wanted you all to his self, he was selfish.
As he watch David fuck you all he could think about was how he could do it better, it was such a sick thing to think, but he did. He wanted to push David away, he wanted to take over, he wanted to show him how it’s really done, but he didn’t. He waited, and he watched, for he had a plan for the both of you.
The next day you all you could think about was your night with David, you both decided to keep it on the downlow, since neither of you wanted to be in a relationship, well he didn’t, you on the other hand wouldn’t have mind one, but oh well.
You ate breakfast, and this time before you ate Peter didn’t make an announcement, like he always does, it was strange, but you all let it go.
Peter was quite all through breakfast, he didn’t make a word, everyone was kinda freaked out by it because usually he would chat up a storm.
You were a little freaked out as well so you decide to go up to him
“Hey Peter.” you say with a smile
He smiles back and nods as he continues to eat
“Are you okay?” you ask
He puts his thumb up and smiles as he still has his mouth full
“Oh great, well it’s just because you haven’t talked, you know.” you said
He put’s his hand on his belly signaling that he was really hungry
“Oh gotcha!” you said with your thumbs up
You walked away still a little worried, this was not like Peter.
After breakfast you guys waited around until Peter gave orders, but all he did after he ate his breakfast was walked into his cabin
“Uhm, is he gonna give us our chores?” A lost boy asked
“Felix?” you asked
“I’ll go check it out.” he said as he rolled his eyes
Everyone knows Felix was Peter’s best mate,, so you usually go to him for anything if Peter wasn’t around
Peter was sitting on his chair, playing with whatever he had in his hand,
“Sup Pan.” Felix said
“What do they want Felix?” He said in annoyance
“They want to know why you’re so quite.” he said as he sat down
“I’m playing a game.” he smiled
“What game?” Felix became interested
“David and Y/n went off alone the other day.” he looked at him
“Oh yeah? And what happen?” Felix asked
“What do you think?” Peter said in a stern way, smile was gone, and he just had a mean cruel look on his face
“Oh… OH!” Felix said
Peter nodded , looking away, thinking more and more about you two.
“Are you okay?” Felix asked
“I’m going to make him suffer, and her beg for my forgiveness.” he said in such a evil way.
Felix looked at Peter, “Don’t hurt em Pan, you know I’m just looking out for you , I want the best for you, you’re my best mate.”
“I know Felix, now, let’s go, we don’t want to scare them too much.” he laughed and got up from his chair.
You see Peter head out his cabin and then rush back to the campsite,
“He’s coming!” you yell
Everybody goes into position and sits down
“Today we actually need food supplies, so we can split up in groups of 3′s.”
Oddly enough, he puts you, him, and David in a group.
It was awkward as hell, half because you two just had sex, but second because Peter wouldn’t even talk!
You would ask him questions and he would reply with one word answers, it was so annoying and frustrating.
As the days go by Peter would talk more and more everyday, and it was like nothing was wrong.
Everything went back to normal until one day Peter asked David if he could join him for dinner in his tent, he needed to talk to him about something
Your head shot up like a deer in head lights, sure it was almost a month it happen, but still maybe Peter found out, maybe he knew this whole time? You don’t know but you were freaking out
Peter and David sat in the tent eating their dinner, and talking about random things, Peter played it off pretty well
“So how’s hunting for you?” he asked
“Oh man it’s good, I feel like I could catch a fish with my bare hands in a couple of weeks.” he said
“That’s great!” Peter said
You began to walk up to David’s tent, along with all the other lost boys, how can you not wonder what was going on?
“So, how was she?” Peter stopped smiling and looked at David straight in the eyes
“Uhm, I don’t know what-”
“Cut the bull shit David.” Peter looked at David “Now, how was she?” he asked
You were shocked, how did he know? How would he even find out? You both swore to keep your mouths shut.
“You know Pan, I’d rather not say.” he said
Peter laughed “Oh come on, we’re both young men, we both know what goes on, did she give to easily?” he winked at him
“You know what Pan I gotta go” as he starts to walk out of the tent, almost out the door Peter stops him in his tracks
He looks him dead in the eyes, and laughs with a evil smirk on his lips. “What’s wrong David? Is this making you feel uncomfortable? Because I know? Because I can imagine what it was like? Fucking her brains out?”
David had fear in his eyes and so did you, you were frozen, you had no words, and now, all the lost boys knew.
David had fear in his eyes, his heart was racing, stomach was turning, and he was sweating up a storm.
“Did you really think you could hide it?” “That it would be your guys little secret?” Peter asked
“Why do you care so much about who Y/n sleeps with anyway?” he got the courage to ask
“What?” Peter asked, a little taken back “What does that even mean? “
“Is it that bad? That she could be attracted to someone other than you? Are you threatened that she could maybe be taken from you? It’s not like you wanted to sleep with her!” he yells
Peter looks at him, he is about to loose it, he is about to loose all of it, he could feel the anger rise up in him, as he is about to punch the shit out of David you scream
One of my favorite art history anecdotes has to be George Washington posing for his life mask.
The process of making a life mask was tedious and looked absolutely ridiculous, an absolute contrast to the point of catching Washington in his most dignified. The artist (Houdon) would have to lay Washington out flat, cover his hair and clothes with cloth, and then coat his face and neck in oil. To make sure he could breathe when they applied the plaster to his face, they stuck two quills up his nose. You can see why it’s so much easier to have a death mask made than a life one.
BUT— that isn’t it. I’ve read two accounts of this day. One being that Washington’s step-granddaughter came looking for him, saw him laid out like a corpse with strange men casting his features, and became so distressed she needed to be calmed.
The second account (my favorite) was an account Washington recalled of his life mask situation, stating at one point of the process, while his face was completely covered, Martha also walked in on him—and screamed. She screamed so loudly that he couldn’t help but find it funny, and says that he sees the faint imprint of a smile in his life mask from where Martha startled him.
Let me tell you, I’ve looked at the life mask and if he did smile even a teensy bit, it barely registers. But he sees some sort of smile in that dead pan, serene, life mask ¯\_(ツ)_/¯