(Japan, Single, seeks empire)
Oh yes, I say it plain
America never was America to me
And yet I swear this oath–
America will be!
-Langston Hughes, “Let America Be America Again”
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Honey, as an American who has not been proud of many points of her country’s history, I will say that this comic is beautiful. :’)
So, here is my head cannon:
Eire/Unified Ireland/Erinn/A character I really love was the representation of Ireland until she was split in two. During that time, the reps for N. Ireland and the Republic of Ireland were born (Cai and Eily) and Erinn disappeared before that. But, I think, even if she is a rude, usually drunk, hot head, she’s really their mom.
P.S. So many people keep asking “Is that the girl from Brave?” The answer is: No. It’s not.
Okay, I have to say that I have seen this headcanon happen… fortunately just about 5-8 times so thankfully this isn’t a widespread headcanon. (like the insufferable Irish twins headcanon)
But still, this headcanon angers me a lot in how illogical it is. So the Republic of Ireland represents the people of ROI and Northern Ireland represents the people of NI… now, who does this “Unified Ireland” represent? The island? Then why don’t we have a Great Britain, why don’t we have an Iberian peninsula, why don’t we have Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America etc.!! Because it does not work, if you can’t apply this headcanon to all geographical locations, then it can’t work for the island of Ireland either.
I see this headcanon as usually a tool to explain how ROI and NI are twins and sometimes to show some gratuitous evil empire England beating “mother Ireland” and eventually raping her so that she gave birth to the “Irish twins”. One particular version of this headcanon went as far as to make England kill “mother Ireland” and then take Northern Ireland and brainwashing her into forgetting the event while Ireland survived and kept the memory of the murder of his “mother” alive. An uncalled excuse to generate anti-English sentiments and then justify it by having England “get what he deserves?” Yeah, keep that away from me.
This picture and description is probably a tamer version of this headcanon, but I still don’t like it because there is no reason for a “Unified Ireland” to exist prior to the splitting into two countries and representing that through the births of two other nations. By this logic North Italy and South Italy slept together and it resulted in the birth of a “Unified Italy” and both North and South die while the new Italy takes over. Does that make sense?
(and isn’t the name Cai a Welsh name? Why would Ireland carry a Welsh name?)
can we talk about how amazing the backgrounds are in some of those 90s fighting games
life is tough when your little brother is actually the boss
If i could marry headcanon….
The Crystal Chamber by James Newton Howard
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS SOUNDTRACK ALREADY!?
I love being aggressively informed about things.
So, in the middle of everything today, we ran across a hellaciously distressed momma mallard and a bunch of her baby ducks that had fallen down a sewer grate. Another guy was already trying to fish them out, so my friend and I called animal control before we tried to fish the rest of them out. When Animal Control got there, we had all of them out and the mother duck quacking very happily. I was surprised - none of us got snapped at or hurt. I was even holding onto a bag at one point that had all of them in it and she just watched me.
I love how pleased the momma duck looks in the pic where she’s standing on the dude. Like, “He’s savin’ my babies!”