" Battle Royale is jagged and brutal and honest. From the very opening scene, which depicts the previous year’s combat, it’s bright and loud and garish and triumphalist. It doesn’t try to critically frame the spectacle; it is the spectacle, the same entertainment that the morally corrupt masses are watching. It doesn’t allow you any moral distance: if you are watching this film you, like them, are deriving entertainment from watching young people murder each other in horrific ways. It won’t allow you to get away from that. But in order to make that critique, BR has to sacrifice the intimacy and emotion that comes with a film seeking psychological realism—it can’t let us get too close to its characters, because the inhuman detachment of the audience is precisely the point. So it’s utterly crammed with irony; the violence is all cartoonish and excessive; the spurting gushing blood looks like ketchup. It’s pure satire. (And sharp as a knife, which is why it was so widely censored and banned.)” by Elucipher
Are you suggesting the Hair Loop, which has been passed down by the Armstrong family for generations, which has survived countless battles and remained perfectly coiffed, is not a testament to the ELEGANCE and STRENGTH of the Armstrong legacy?!
Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes
((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun. Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))
thank you, history side of tumblr.
He also might not have been able to see very well, due to whatever horrible disease has taken hold in his eyeballs.
Pretty serious Wilson’s Disease judging by the copper buildup in in irises, and apparent melanocytosis localized to his sclera.