Now I’m a warrior
Now I’ve got thicker skin
I’m a warrior
I’m stronger than I’ve ever been
And my armor, is made of steel, you can’t get in
I’m a warrior
And you can never hurt me again
Warrior - Demi Lovato
“I’ve heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father’s armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace, and… you have saved us all”
Mulan in Traditional Chinese paintings
恭喜發財! 행복한 새해 보내세요! Chúc mừng năm mới! Happy Lunar New Year!
Click on the gif that features a Chinese character to see its meaning!
Mulan has been touched up quite a bit, for those who have been following along! I’m really glad Disney is paying attention to us.
how ‘bout a girl who’s got a brain? who always speaks her mind?
fave disney princess since childhood, she is perfect *u*
I WAS GOING TO PUT THIS IN THE TAGS, BUT HOLY SHIT I HAVE JUST SEEN THE METAPHOR!!
There was a calm moment of “…Wait. Did she just metaphorically pick up masculinity and leave femininity behind in its place?” And I was impressed with that symbolism.
But then the metaphor got better. Because here, Mulan is swapping one for the other. Yet, by the end, when she comes home at the end, her father tucks the flower behind her ear and then her man shows up with the helmet— BECAUSE MULAN IS AWESOME AND KICK ASS AND SHE HAS BOTH FEMININITY AND MASCULINITY AND BEING COMPLETELY ONE OR THE OTHER TOTALLY DOESN’T SUIT HER.
Some how I cannot hide,
Who I am.
Though I’ve tried.
When will my reflection show, who I am inside?