we all know katie mcgrath is going to toy with us in her interview JUST LIKE lena toys with kara about being supergirl….and i am SO READYYYYYY. if you think they could have cast lena luthor with anyone else, you are simply incorrect.
Anyone who has spent five seconds around me ever:
Yes, you love sormik, we know, you love sormik so much, it's the light of your life, you love them so much, you just love sormik, we KNOW you love sormik, you fucking love sormik, okay we know, we get it, YOU LOVE SORMIK. WE GET IT.
me: *takes a deep breath* me: I lo- anyone who has spent five seconds around me ever: Yes, you love Dreamworks’ Trolls, we know, you love
Trolls so much, it is the light of your life, you love it so much, you just love
Trolls, we KNOW, you love
Trolls you fricking love
Trolls ok we know, we get it, YOU LOVE DREAMWORKS’ TROLLS. WE GET IT.
Thank you, for all the beautiful things you’ve made. For me and all your friends. Your generosity knows no bounds, and you can be sure we love and appreciate all you do! lol In the words of one of my favorite characters in one of my favorite series of books: “You’re quality people!” ^_^ (Simi’s a small, goth demon with bright red hair who loves to eat cows. I’d think you’d like her. lol)
i don’t know why you had to die. i mean, sure, i do know but… you deserved so much better. you brought the light back and saved the world and saved /me/ but all i wanted was for you to be happy. where ever you are, prince charmless, i hope you know we loved you.
Why, hello there. Aren’t you looking rather silly with that ash wood mask covering your face? Perhaps you should take it off and show the world those pearly whites. Smile and bring the world to smile alongside you.
I truly cannot remember how many times I have said that to you over the length of time I have known you. Certainly hundreds, by the last time I saw you, which happened to be at Neheon’s wedding. I hadn’t seen you for moons prior to that, which is quite a shame, but I suppose it was for the best given the circumstances we parted on.
You looked lovely, you know. In fact, you and your date were quite likely the best looking pair there, outside of the bride and groom, of course; those two always have to win at their own wedding, otherwise the entire ceremony is blasphemous. All the same, had we not been attending a wedding, then you and Gospel undoubtedly won the competition.
Given that you attended with him, I have no doubts that I made the right decision, that night on the beach. It hurt at the time, you know: leaving behind what I thought was my world and venturing into territory I had never considered. There are a myriad of reasons why I had to leave, why I could not handle staying any longer, but most of all was him.
He needed you, more so than I could ever have.
It would certainly be dramatic if I told you that it took me forever to move on, that I had to search through lengthy and treacherous waters to find a reason to smile again.. but it did not. Every morning, I wake up beside that reason and help her care for another two reasons.
You and Gospel should tie the knot already.
He’s one of your reasons, isn’t he?
I miss you.
Come spoil my children, like you said you would so long ago.
roman, dear, we all love you so much. i know that you are a good person, i know that you are a hero. you have inspired so many people, you are amazing, and i know that you can get through this. *hugs* you are going to be okay. it's all going to be okay.
Don’t. hug me. Not right now. I’m not sure where I stand right now. I might hurt you.
My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!
(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)
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.