minisawhent:

Fangirl Challenge  [10/10] families » The Cuthberts


“I’m afraid for her, Matthew. She’ll be gone so long. She’ll get terrible lonesome.” ”You mean, we’ll get terrible lonesome.” ”I can’t help wishing that she’d stayed a little girl.” ”Mrs. Spencer made a lucky mistake, I guess.” ”It wasn’t luck; it was Providence. He knew we needed her.” ”Even with her queer little ways.” ”I loved her for them.”

minisawhent:

Fangirl Challenge 
 [10/10] families » The Cuthberts

I’m afraid for her, Matthew. She’ll be gone so long. She’ll get terrible lonesome.” 
You mean, we’ll get terrible lonesome.” 
I can’t help wishing that she’d stayed a little girl.” 
Mrs. Spencer made a lucky mistake, I guess.” 
It wasn’t luck; it was Providence. He knew we needed her.” 
Even with her queer little ways.” 
I loved her for them.”

The Great Feminist Manga and Anime List: The Twelve Kingdoms

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

The Twelve Kingdoms (also called Jūni Kokuki, “Record of 12 Countries” or “Juuni Kokki”) is a story by Fuyumi Ono that is both a series of novels and an anime. It’s one of the most well constructed and positive fantasy stories I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing.

The most prominent narrative centers around Yoko Nakajima, a submissive sixteen year old girl who lives to please those around her, reared by her controlling father to believe a very narrow idea of what girls should be. Everything changed for Yoko when a strange man approached her at school and informed her she was being hunted by demons. The man bowed to her and offered her his protection and allegiance. Yoko was panicked into accepting his offer, and given a sword to fight demons with. She was chased by the demons into the fantastical world of the twelve kingdoms, separated from her mysterious protector and stranded. The world of the Twelve Kingdoms is filled with strange customs and dangerous creatures, and in some places the outsiders that blow in from Japan and China aren’t welcomed due to the calamity caused by the storms that blow them in. This meek schoolgirl who built her life around serving others now has only herself to count on, and she is going to have to find out who she is and what she’s really made of if she wants to survive.

               If you’re looking for a story that has a) has ridiculously complex and thorough world building that delves into every facet of the mythology, geography, population and governance of a high-fantasy alternate word and b) massive character development, intense psychological examination and characters having to examine the effects of abuse of power and oppression and facing sticky moral conflicts with no easy answers and oh did we mention that these complex and conflicted characters are mostly excellent ladies….well, this is the right story, my friend.

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Oh man Shoukei getting into a spirited fashion debate with the fabulous Han Emporer is the best

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

I am reading the Shore in Twilight book of the Twelve Kingdoms, which goes past what the anime adapted and I am just so pleased with everyone

I am pleased that Youko just chills in business casual with everyone and does her own thang bc fuck formality

I love that Suzu is a lady-in-waiting and Shoukei is royal scribe they are perfect

I love that there is a sassy lady kirin who BLATANTLY HITS on another lady kirin (“Well hey there,” she says flirtatiously) YES finally moments of fab lgbtqness that was what was missing from Twelve Kingdoms what I needed

I love that there is a crossdressing long-reigning emporer and he and Shoukei are bros.

I am pleased that when Youko is told it’s against divine providence to help other kingdoms she’s like “well fuck divine providence geez we’ll work around that don’t try and stop me”

everyone is the most fabulous.

jabart:

1) Eat sandwich
2) Think about dream season of Korra
3) Realize it’s basically 12 Kingdoms with Asami, Korra, and girl!Tahno
4) Sketch a thing
5) Profit Lose a few hours probably better spent on paying job and blow $40 on the 12K DVD set
:’D
ETA 6) Find 12K fanmade trailer set to ATLA music GJ UNIVERSE
(12K is a 2002 anime that starts with a pretty familiar premise—shy, annoyingly weak-willed girl gets transported to magical land where she is revealed to be royalty. This magical land is not so much full of beautiful men ready to sacrifice their life for the protagonist as it is full of political intrigue, moral quandaries, and some serious human drama. The protagonist and two other female leads start off in entirely different parts of the world and have never heard of each other, but their journeys lead them to meet and unite for an epic common cause by the end of the story. The three girls have some of the most extreme and rewarding character arcs I’ve seen in an animated show! I highly recommend it. Just have some patience in the beginning—the protagonist starts at an EXTREMELY low point and it’s not a quick fix to get her to where she’s at by the end of the show. Which is cool!)

jabart:

1) Eat sandwich

2) Think about dream season of Korra

3) Realize it’s basically 12 Kingdoms with Asami, Korra, and girl!Tahno

4) Sketch a thing

5) Profit Lose a few hours probably better spent on paying job and blow $40 on the 12K DVD set

:’D

ETA 6) Find 12K fanmade trailer set to ATLA music GJ UNIVERSE

(12K is a 2002 anime that starts with a pretty familiar premise—shy, annoyingly weak-willed girl gets transported to magical land where she is revealed to be royalty. This magical land is not so much full of beautiful men ready to sacrifice their life for the protagonist as it is full of political intrigue, moral quandaries, and some serious human drama. The protagonist and two other female leads start off in entirely different parts of the world and have never heard of each other, but their journeys lead them to meet and unite for an epic common cause by the end of the story. The three girls have some of the most extreme and rewarding character arcs I’ve seen in an animated show! I highly recommend it. Just have some patience in the beginning—the protagonist starts at an EXTREMELY low point and it’s not a quick fix to get her to where she’s at by the end of the show. Which is cool!)

a:tla/twelve kingdoms comparisons - part 1