this has already been reblogged a bunch so i'm not going to change it

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.

TO MAGISTERIUM FANDOM

Probably nobody noticed it, but long time ago I stopped using tumblr. Recently I decided to come back or that’s what I thought, but since the first three chapters of TSM have been released, I realized this fandom isn’t the fandom I used to like anymore.

I guess you’ll know why. Because almost everyone is hating on the ship I like, callmara, and writing shitty posts about it.

WTF are you thinking? Where are the people that liked sharing theories, headcanons, fanarts, fanfics, etc… AND RESPECTED what other people liked? Since when this small fandom has become just a bunch of people that only care about ships? Lately, I’ve watched Voltron and when I saw how was its fandom or a part of it I thought “Luckily, the fandom of MG isn’t like this one”. It seems like I was wrong.

I have read plenty posts saying some kind of stuff about callmara and characters in general, and this is what I think:

- Some people comment it’s understandable the mayority of the fandom is angry because “authors gave many hints about calron and it can be considered queerbating”. 

First of all, it can’t be queerbaiting. As far as I know, for it to be queerbaiting one or both characters have to be part of lgtb+. And the sexuality of the characters hasn’t be confirmed. NOTHING HAS BEEN CONFIRMED. You can’t accuse the authors (authors that have plenty lgtb+ representation on their other books) of doing queerbating just because you are pretty sure a character is gay. This is just an excuse to be able to be a jerk bc some people think the ship they like isn’t going to be canon.

(And anyway, even if Aaron’s revealed as gay, what does that have to do with callmara? The fact he’d be gay wouldn’t mean he was going to end up with Call. And for those who critizice callmara for being “an hetero couple”, although they are a boy and a girl, it doesn’t mean they both are straight.)

Second thing: “The authors gave many hints about calron”. Oh, excuse me, do you think your ship is the only one who has hints? Because if I start writing all the hints about callmara on the books, I’ll need another post. And even when there’re a lot of hints about my ship, I don’t mistalk about others’. If calron ends up canon, I won’t say “Damn this ship is so bad” bc I know what respect is about. So yeah, this is another excuse.

Third thing: it doesn’t matter all the hints authors gave about any ship. THIS is THEIR SERIES. They can do whatever they want with it. Give hints about any couple, make Call end up with no one, kill everyone, etc. And you know why? BC IT’S THEIR RIGHT SINCE THESE ARE THEIR BOOKS AND CHARACTERS, NOT YOURS. And YOU are HATING real people just because they are writing what they want about fictional characters instead of what YOU want. Here’s a secret: writters write because they like and want to, not to fulfill your wishes.

- Some people is saying the fact people aren’t despising Tamara bc she is “on the way of calron” is something to be proud of.

IT ISN’T. It is how it should be. A character, a damn fictional character, isn’t guilty of anything. Even if Tamara liked Call, she wouldn’t be on calron’s way. If they ended up together it would be “Call’s fault” bc he is the one who accepted to be with her. And nobody is talking bad about Call. Because he is part of calron.

- “Callmara is a ship with zero chemistry.” “They don’t fit well” “It is a bad ship”

Oh thank u for telling me. I don’t have my own opinion and point of view. Now you, the supreme god of ships, have said they have zero chemistry, I know it is true. Because of course, what you think is absolutely right and the reaiming fandom (and who knows, maybe even the authors) doesn’t know what they’re talking about.

It’s a relief you said so. I was shipping a couple with no future bc I am that kind of person who like a ship just bc they are straight, not ‘cause I do see chemistry between the characters, that they worry about each other, that they could work out together, etc. Nah, it must be how you say *please notice my sarcasm*

- And the funniest part. I’ve had an account on tumblr since three long years, and I’ve seen a lot of the members of MG fandom reblog those posts that claim “Let people ship whatever they want, respect other people’s ship, etc”. And now, those users are the same ones that reblog post that despise callmara (that it’s other people’s ship).

And they don’t do or say anything. Why? Because it isn’t the ship you like? Because you are angry about your own ship? How can you be so hypocrite?

If one day I copy one of those posts full of hate, and change the name callmara for calron, in less of a minute a lot of people would be telling me to respect the ship, that I am an homophobe (and I’m not. If the couple I like about this series is formed by a boy and a girl, and I’m saying I don’t support the behavior of this fandom, it doesn’t mean I’m homophobic), and more stuff like that.

Instead, you don’t say anything when some people do that, or when they say they are “anti-calimari” or similar shit.

CONCLUSION:

I’ve been expecting for TSM a whole year, and right now, when I should be feeling happy, I just feel dissapointed and angry for how people behave on tumblr. I will stop using this account again and probably definitely bc it isn’t worth to be on tumblr just to see… all this. And I’ll do it pityingly, since I wanted to share fanarts and theories (the reason I came back).

I know many people will say I’m wrong, that this behavior is absolutely fair, that I’m the one who is being rude, etc., after I post this, but I don’t care. Anyway, I already have seen what are you made of.

I guess we have become one of those toxic fandoms where you can step on other people freely, as far as you are part of a majority.

I know this is full of mistakes, but it is a long post and I think it is understandable anyway

Calloused Fingertips

…in which Hak is injured, Yona offers to assist in cleaning him up and things… go a little too far. A Hakona fanfic.

Ngl, this has been sitting in my drafts for months. I have re-written it so many times now that I’m sick of it. I don’t even care any more >_< The original was twice as long, but that was because I wrote heaps of set up, which I then decided was boring and cut out. So… yeah, hopefully you enjoy, and yes, that is a haiku at the end :P

Keep reading

poisonwillsting-deactivated2016  asked:

Sorry to be a bother but I need some good fanfiction in my life and I'm having a hard time finding stuff I can get into. What stuff you've shared has been awesome so I trust your taste so would you mind pointing me in the direction of some good stuff? preferably Chasefield. Chaseprice also acceptable. Chaseanything basically. >_>

*rubs my chase-shipping hands together*

Let me list of a bunch of authors first - all these tumblr users have AO3 accounts, too, which I believe they have linked on their pages.

@eiprej - Wrote the Victoria route for Love is Strange Visual Novel, and also lots of LiS fanfiction too. She’s big into Chasefield and also into Chaseprice, and basically is a big Victoria fan so you can’t go wrong. Please read her stuff if you haven’t, oh my god. Please.

@pataytas - I’ve reblogged some of her fics here but the one that drew me in was Ennui on AO3… there’s so much more though, and she’s working hard to keep writing and honestly I die, friend. I die. Just… just go to her tumblr tagged/fic and bathe in the good.

@mjrrgr - Author of the Rachel route for LiSVN, amazing writer in general. Honestly just go read her stuff. Anyways, my first introduction to major’s writing was It comes in slow, slow whispers, which I finished on break at work and had to go cry in my car afterwards. It’s Not Happy, but wow is it good… She also wrote another fic, Full Bleed, which I am just starting, actually. I’m ready to read that and be amazed yet again.

@jarofbeees - I’m reading Thirty-Two Rejection Letters right now, which is a Chasefield fic set in an LiSVN AU sort of. They’re also very happy to talk about Chasefield AU’s and headcanons! (…Which I have totally been doing and it fuels me, okay.)

OK I think that’s the authors whose fics I’ve been reading/have bookmarked that I know of on tumblr. Now I’m gonna list AO3 links to fics/authors (if you know the author’s tumblr please let me know so I can credit them on here too!)

Dandybear on AO3 has written some really, really excellent Chasefield fics. Go forth and please read.

This fic, which an anon reminded me of a few days ago, is very, very good:
Life is Hard (and No One Understands) by Twilit. That’s their only Life is Strange fic on AO3, sadly, and I don’t know if there’s anything else by them, but honestly, I like this fic a lot.

So far I haven’t gotten too deep into Chaseprice fics, but I’m changing that, don’t worry.

I’m sorry if this is mostly stuff I’ve already shared. I’ll call this a bit of a masterpost for my fav Chasefield fics and LiS authors (so far…. there’s always room for more). I hope this helps, and I wish you well on your Chase for more Victoria fics ;D

bandaidknees-deactivated2016061  asked:

do u have anything that could help me work up the courage to get a cane? i really ought to have got one ages ago but i'm too embarrassed to use one in public. i need encouragement to help myself, i really think it would improve my ability to walk and i wouldn't have to lean on people/things all the time.

I don’t personally use a cane, but I have become a wheelchair user fairly recently (just over a year ago), so my advice is going to come from my own  experiences of the psychological adjustments i had to make when I got my chair, and the things I had to confront (both internally and from other people).

I’ve actually been thinking recently (influenced by this article on Dazed, where female musicians give advice to their younger selves) about how I wish I’d got my wheelchair years before I actually did. Like you, I knew that getting a mobility aid (an additional one in my case as I used to wear leg braces) would improve my life but it was the stigma and embarrassment that stopped me for a long time. If I could go back and tell teenage me how much a wheelchair would improve my life I would, but y’know, hindsight. 

The reality is that it is difficult to make the choice to start using  canes/wheelchairs/scooters/hearing aids/whatever, because they make you stand out. They mark you as someone with an impairment/disability and as someone who is Not Normal. Even in my case, where I was already very visibly disabled from the way I walked, the idea of using a wheelchair seemed out of the question because I thought it somehow made me “more disabled” (it sort of does! but that’s ok!). People will stare. They will ask questions. This is the reality of using assistive equipment and it can honestly be a right pain in the arse sometimes. You can be the most self-assured, confident person in the world, but that additional visibility (being stared at for instance) really can wear you down. 

I’m not saying this as a way to discourage you, rather, I think it’s important to consider some of the crap you might have to deal with (even if it’s just in your head) when you get your cane, so you have the tools to deal with it should they ever become an issue.

What I would suggest is drawing up a pros and cons list. The pro list would be all the ways the cane would improve your life. I think you know these already (you could walk further, be steadier, more independent), but writing them down can give you more clarity. The con list would be all the things you’re concerned about. I want you to really think about all of the reasons you’re reluctant to get the cane, even if you feel bad or shameful about them. 

Look at the list, but instead of using it to decide whether you should or shouldn’t get the cane, focus on how you can work on overcoming the things on the cons side. Are you worried about people staring or asking questions? Is your impairment currently invisible, and getting a cane would make it visible? Do you or your family/friends associate getting a cane with “giving up” somehow? These are not unusual thoughts to have, and confronting them can help you deal with them. Confidence and overcoming internalised ableism is a process, it takes a lot of resilience and patience, and sometimes you will be embarrassed or wish you didn’t have the cane, but remember the pros on the list and use them to remind yourself about how your life has improved (because your life will improve if you get the cane).

In practical terms, actually choosing a cane can be quite fun. There are tons of places you can get cool and colourful canes if that’s what you want (try Amazon or your local pharmacy). You can match your cane to your nails or your leggings, you can bedazzle it, you can have one for different days/outfits/shoes. Personalising your cane and making it a statement piece can go some way in making it less embarrassing to use. If you take a look through my archive you’ll see a bunch of pictures of cool people with canes, which could give you some inspiration on how to style it, as well as hopefully increasing your confidence in how you might look with your cane and seeing the diverse types of people who use them. 

If anyone has any additional advice/resources please reblog/leave a reply (I’m sure I reblogged something recently about where to get cool canes, but I can’t find it anywhere).

So that’s my advice, the TL:DR version being this; it will be difficult and take some adjustments, but get the cane. It will definitely change your life for the better. 

I hope this helps :)

anonymous asked:

I don't want to worry about this will they/won't they w bellarke s4. I rlly don't. In fact, I hate the stress and these cons just do nothing to help. As fans of the show we're supposed to enjoy these cons but if at every con we as the fandom have to take the actors/writers words as just bs than what's the point? What I'm trying to say is, there has to be some truth behind every discussion at these cons. Like how apparently Bellarke was the plan but isn't anymore bc of how huge CL became

( to anyone that I tagged + everyone else, sorry about this. You can read after the — , if you choose not to ignore this XD)

+ different anon:

We keep comparing how Eliza talks about L to how she talked about Finn but I think it’s important that we also note that these situations can’t be compared so simply. C.lexa was wayyyyyy more popular than Flarke. & now knowing that there is (was but was deleted) video evidence of the Bellarke ship sailing, meaning they’re not going that route anymore, bc of how big CL turned out to be, just makes me so sad. That Jason is possibly planning to change his story bc of the fan outcry over L/C.lexa 

(to my 2 anons, I already apologize if I come out too aggressive, but there are a few things I need to say and I won’t hold back now)

First things first,

“ here has to be some truth behind every discussion at these cons. Like how apparently Bellarke was the plan but isn’t anymore bc of how huge CL became “ - No, there hasn’t, especially because shippers fabricate truths. Like, where on earth did anyone say Bellarke was the plan??? They haven’t said it. WE say it because we read the text and jason said it WAAAY back on a text he deleted. Now? Where? Source???

“ if at every con we as the fandom have to take the actors/writers words as just bs than what’s the point “ - no, take as bs what doesn’t make sense comparing it to the text 

now knowing that there is (was but was deleted) video evidence of the Bellarke ship sailing, meaning they’re not going that route anymore “ - again I ask, source? because, let me tell you, “being deleted” is no excuse.  Don’t you think it’s very suspicious that no one saved such an important recording after hearing it?? We got tweets like x and x,  which were deleted soon after posted, and they aren’t as defining as what you’re describing and everyone’s got copies of those. 

And people want me to believe no one downloaded, saved that recording/video? Convenient.

Don’t believe anything you hear until YOU have seen/heard it yourself.

But that’s not why I’m publishing those asks.

I’m publishing them because what you guys (and nearly all my anons) are actually afraid of is this:

“ bc of how huge CL became “ +  “ c of how big CL turned out to be “ + “ bc of the fan outcry over L/C.lexa “ + let me add the fandom favorite “ because the CL fandom is loud”

For starters, Bellarke is huge. The TCAs are there, and bellarke was one of the most reblogged ships on 2015 . Only 2 places after CL, one place before Johnlock, and 4 places before Sterek - while Stydia wasn’t even on the list (for those who get the reference).

Now, I don’t know if anyone remembers 2015, but I do. And here is the sum up: the first episode of the year was 2x09. Aka the last episode of the 2x05-2x09 Bellarke reunion arc, the episode when Clarke sent Bellamy away. And after that, they’d only be together again on 2x16. And then they’d be apart, AGAIN.

Now, even if we got moments after 2x09, can we all agree that there were fewer moments since they weren’t even in the same place? that makes it harder to gif and reblog (and sometimes, ship). Most of the 2x05-2x08 reblogged scenes belong to the year of 2014, not 2015.

This is not to mention that after 2x09, CL was the one who grew?? (that’s when their fandom started getting bigger?)

More than that - the last episode of the season (2x16) aired in MARCH. And we got ZERO bellarke scenes until  December when the s3 promo aired (and that was after Tumblr released the “year in review” if I’m not mistaken). 

Now, while CL was also on hiatus, they actually got a freaking kiss on s2???? unlike us??? which got a bunch of pain and separations??? That and the cast/crew kept hyping them. Also unlike us

But, with all that: fewer scenes (in a season with 16 episodes, we got a total of  6 episodes with Bellamy and Clarke on the same room, versus 8 CL episodes +kiss) , super long hiatus (= when this grow quiet) and CL (+ writers) all over our heads, we still made it to the most reblogged list.

Bellarke is huge too. Stop forgetting about that.

(and we grew under unfriendly circumstances, my friend)

So my question is this (and no, i won’t be sarcastic. Please hear what i have to say):

if anything I (or any other blooger) say doesn’t convince you, if you think this is all so unfair, if you’re afraid of what the writers will do, why the heck are you messaging ME?

Why are you messaging me, or others, or maybe fighting CLS - all of which will do nothing to change your situation? Why aren’t you messaging someone who can actually do something about it?

If you think it’s unfair cause CL is a loud fandom, become a loud fandom 

Go and message/tweet @cwthe100 on Tumblr AND twitter. Go and message @JRothenbergTV on twitter

(heck, jason is MIA because of the haters but maybe he’ll listen. you’ve got nothing to lose)

And i’m not saying go and yell at them, go and fight them. (in fact, please, don’t)

I’m saying go and tell them what bellarke means to you, go and tell them why you think they have to happen. Go and tell them there’s a fandom who has been supporting them ever since s3, still is, and deserves to be valued.  Go and tell them there are other representations and other minorities that matter just as much and deserve to be respected.

(tell them what you wanna tell them)

Heck, go to them and tell them what you’d tell ME (respectfully, please. please don’t badmouth people of the cast or a whole fandom -i.e:CL-, please, please elaborate what you want to say)

EDIT: DON’T spread fandom hate. Make GOOD noise, noise about things YOU LOVE. NOt about things you hate. Don’t start wars, please.

And I’m not even saying they’ll listen to everything. I’m saying go and give our fandom a voice, go and show them that there are people here that still care , go and tell them that not everyone has got the same opinions as the antis.

Every time you see something that frustrates you, go and tell THEM instead of telling me or anyone else, or bashing the antis. Because the writers are the ones who can actually do something about all this - and now it’s the perfect time to do that, because they’re writing s4 as we speak: x

Stop moping around and go fight for what you want

I know I will

And I’m just gonna tag a bunch of people because, hopefully, one of them won’t hate me and will reblog this instead so their frustrated followers will hear (but anyone else who isn’t here, reblog it if you want):

@the-ships-to-rule-them-all @rosymamacita @abazethe100 @merdok1993 @bellarke-please @the100thbellarker @bellarkestories @magicalice @mego42 @stydixa @spacexualkids @dire-consequence @asweetdeception2

Sorry guys, ignore this if you want. I just, I’m done. that’s it.