the honorary title even if

Mulan is not a princess,  Mulan is Disney Princess.

I had promised myself to never take part to this never-ending argument but apparently I’m going to break that promise. 

So, frankly Mulan is NOT a princess. 

- She doesn’t marry a prince, Shang is son of a general and he becomes one too

- Her family isn’t royalty, she’s not daughter of the emperor

That’s simple, Mulan does not have title or situation of princess in her society.

BUT the confusing fact for the great amount of people, Mulan IS part of Disney Princess franchise. Try to get it, Mulan is not a princess but she is Disney Princess. 

Now, forget for a moment that there’s the word “princess” and think some of the rules to be in that group. 

- Main character or one of the main characters

- Sings

- Human

- Good role model

- Successful movie

I said some rules because I’m quite sure there was few more which I don’t remember right now. Mulan fits all these but so do Esmeralda from Hunchback of the Notre Dame and Megara from Hercules. Now some could argue that Megara isn’t so good role model and Esmeralda’s movie is too dark for little kids, I don’t agree with those but that’s not the point.

But here’s few reasons why I think Mulan is included in Disney Princess lineup. 

- Hands down she’s amazing role model and inspiration

- The whole lineup exist practically just to make money, and Mulan brings diversity

- One of the historical inaccuracies in the movie but the emperor actually bowed to her. The whole China bowed to her. Any idea how much respect she gets there? The emperor himself bowed. to. her. I think that’s a lot of more respect that any princess would get. She also gets emperor’s crest for the whole saving china business and that respect can easily allow her the title honorary princess.

- Even tough she doesn’t marry a prince she does kinda marry into royalty, Shang and his father seemed to be in quite high position and during Tang dynasty(which is the dynasty Disney’s movie is most closely based on) surname Li was a royal name.

The arguments why Mulan shouldn’t be princess seem to be that either people simply don’t want her in the lineup because she’s not real princess or that they think that it’s insulting to Mulan who saved whole China to be simply called princess. So mainly I however suppose that people do love her and therefore I can’t understand what you think to achieve by removing her from the line up? In my opinion there’s many strong female characters beside Mulan in the lineup and even so her being part of the lineup shouldn’t be something that would make her weak. Mulan has both boyish and girly side, and the last time I checked being girly wasn’t negative trait.

 I adore Mulan, and I love collect all possible stuff about her. But sadly I, like many other people too, live completely back water where Disney stores haven’t been even heard of. And ordering online is expensive. 

So almost everything Mulan related I have is through Disney Princesses, a great deal of all Mulan merchandise is related to Disney Princesses, and even though Disney pretty much ignores Mulan and Pocahontas as princesses they still at least got something, sometimes. That’s more than nothing, that’s more than those sadly underrated Disney heroines get who are practically forgotten. To be honest I can’t see the problem Mulan being Disney Princess other than the confuse of her title being honorary princess. Of course her character gets mistreated sometimes as Disney is determined to bury princesses in glitter but if you pay attention so does other characters in the lineup too. I don’t know about you guys but for some decent merchandise I’m willing to tolerate some pink glitter poofyness, and I have no idea if that’s actually a word :P

I would love to see all those forgotten heroines to get the attention they deserve, see Esmeralda and Jane back to the lineup like they used to be. But I have no power on deciding that subject, like really none of us outside the Disney company does. 

Anyway here’s my point shortly, whenever you like it or not Mulan is and will be part of Disney Princess franchise and there’s nothing you can do about it. Exept continue whining about it and make major posting how Mulan didn’t marry prince or born to royalty blah blah which have been seen million times before and then feel “oh man I’m so smart” which will do nothing but either amuse or annoy me depending on my day.

And in the end a quote from every Disney Princess magazine cover I have: Everyone can be a princess. 

I made a new Charr the other day. His name’s Marrow Grimbone, elemental demolitions expert in the Grim Warband. He’s bigger than a bear, with horns like motorbike handlebars, and a face that would make even the cubs of Tribune Brimstone cry, yet he’s been dubbed a “professional shit”. Laughter is his second language, and being a free spirit is not always conducive towards the strict life or a warband. Luckily, since he’s only lv 6, I don’t have to worry about that kind of combat for him yet. Just spider-squishing in Queensdale.

Since the massive update, there’s been quite a few changes in not only Queensdale, but all the 1-15 areas. Edited quests, new events, and tutorials that pop up with alarming fervor and sparkles. The dodge-roll lesson seems straight-forward yet every time I get whacked on my roll out. Another change is the collection achievement. You can now get rewarded for collecting junk items, even claim the title of “honorary skrit” if you hoard enough of it (I like to call myself “the trash lord”), but you can also collect spoons, jars, books, and weapon sets. One of the simple spoons to locate is sold by Eda is Queensdale, who watches vigilant over her apple orchard south of the quarry. She sells them as a karma merchant. Marrow reached there today, and spent quite some time curb-stomping trees to relieve them of their apples.

If you complete that event, you can actually buy pie AND spoons from Eda!

Speaking of pie, let’s get down to business. It’s fall in the northern hemisphere, so we’re drowning in apples here in Missouri. We spent a day baking, and ended up with about 6 apples pies that we froze a few weeks ago. I just made another specially for you guys.

-MJ & K

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Cold as the Night - Ch 1: First Meeting

TITLE: Cold as the Night

CHAPTER NUMBER/ONE SHOT: 1/?

AUTHOR: whatcolourmyeyes

WHICH TOM/CHARACTER: Loki

GENRE: Romance

FIC SUMMARY: Darcy’s first time on Asgard… but all pretenses aside, why the hell did she have to come along with Jane?  Arranged marriage AU.

RATING: T

AUTHORS NOTES/WARNINGS: I was trying to work on an English essay, and then this happened. Might be continued if the spirits move me. Note: some swearing.

He’s glaring at her again. Jane maintains that Darcy is imagining things, but every time she sneaks a peek at the guest seated on her left, his eyes meet hers directly, unflinching. She freezes as he openly trails his eyes over her. She can feel the blood rushing to her already pink cheeks, and she wishes, not for the first time this night, that she could be back into New Mexico, and not on another planet in the company of ridiculously attractive aliens – one alien in particular, whose gaze is still trained on her. Embarrassed, she finally gives up on the staring contest, and looks down at her hands, fingers awkwardly tangled in her lap. She has to stifle a gasp as the previously blue fabric of her dress fades to a deep emerald green. Darcy’s eyes jump back to him, and he cocks an eyebrow expectantly. Your move, the gesture seems to say.

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