hey guys i’ll be down in melbourne until saturday so unfortunately i’m not gonna be posting a lot, just stuff that i’ve queued. if there’s anything urgent just drop me a message i’ll still check those!
i’ll see you all soon (:
KICKASS WOMEN IN HISTORY : [2/5] HUA MULAN
Hua Mulan was a legendary figure in Chinese history. She lived from 581 to 618 AD during the Sui Dynasty, though other records place her between 386 and 534 AD, during the Northern Wei Dynasty. While the dates may be disputed, her story is unequivocal. Mulan’s father was a soldier and raised her like a boy. She not only learned weaving and embroidery from her mother, but also practiced martial arts, equitation, archery, and fencing with her father. In her spare time she liked to read her father’s manuals on military strategy. When war broke out and the emperor was calling for soldiers, Mulan disguised herself as a man and went in her father’s place. She served for twelve long years, in that time she witnessed traumatic horrors, lost dear friends, and received numerous honours. After the war ended, the emperor wanted to award her an official position, but she declined and asked for a good horse instead as she wished to return home to her family. No other woman in Chinese history has inspired more admiration than Mulan, who is considered an embodiment of loyalty and filial piety.
here’s the problem though, MULAN ISN’T REAL. she as an ideal is very real, but she’s a legend/myth in chinese culture. it’s never been proven she’s actually a real person. the first mention of hua mulan was in a poem called “the ballad of mulan” in the 6th century, in the tang dynasty. the poem is thought to be based off another lady during that period of time, but it’s never been confirmed.
Stay With Me, Mr. Brightside
Stay With Me by Sam Smith vs. Mr. Brightside by The Killers.
YOU KNOW I NEVER BELIEVED PEOPLE WHEN THEY SAID TOM WAS A FLIRTY MAN BUT WOW ACTUAL PROOF[X]