Graduated high school. Kissed someone. Collected something really stupid.Smoked a cigarette. Got so drunk you passed out. Snorted cocaine. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing. Watched four movies in one night.Gone long periods of time without sleep. Lied to someone.Failed a class. Smoked weed. Dealt drugs. Been in a car accident.Been in a tornado. Been to a funeral. Burned yourself (not on purpose).Ran a marathon. Cried yourself to sleep. Spent over $200 in one day. Flown on a plane.Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written a 10 page letter.Gone skiing. Been sailing. Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something.Been to jail. Dangerously close to being in jail. S kipped school.Had detention. Got in trouble for something you didn’t do.Stolen books from the library. Gone to a different country.Dropped out of school. Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. Had an online diary.Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Had a yard sale. Had a lemonade stand. Been in a school play. Been fired from a job. Swam with dolphins.Taken a lie detector test. Voted for someone on a reality TV show. Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe/America.Loved someone you shouldn’t have. Used a coloring book over age 12.Had surgery. Taken a taxi.Seen the Washington Monument. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once.Overdosed. Been in a fist fight. Gone surfing in California. Had a hamster/guinea pig. Pet a wild animal. Used a credit card.Did “spirit day” at school. Dyed your hair. Got a tattoo. Got straight A’s.Snuck out of the house. Been on the Honor Roll. Know someone with HIV or AIDS. Made-out with someone. Played on a sports team. Had a romantic relationship. Been on the TV. French braided. Skinny-dipped. Driven a car. Performed in front of an audience.Gone bungee-jumping. Been to Mexico. Crashed a car.Sky dived. Been kissed in the rain. Made an 11:11 wish. Drank alcohol. Forwarded a chain letter. Made a mistake.
During the scene when Mulan decides to go to war instead of her father, she decides to do it while sitting on the foot of the Great Stone Dragon. The image of the dragon looking over Mulan is repeated several times throughout the sequence, and the bolts of lightning strike at significant times whenever the dragon is in sight. When Mulan takes her father’s scroll and when she is praying to her ancestors, the Great Stone Dragon can be seen. It is also engraved on the sword Mulan uses to cut her hair and the handles of the wardrobe containing the armor are in the shape of the dragon’s head. The dragon’s eyes glowing in the temple symbolizes Mulan’s role as protector of her family awakening, instead of the actual dragon.
The reason Mushu couldn’t wake the dragon is because the dragon was no longer there. Mulan is implied to be the Great Dragon that protects her family.
CHRIST HOW DID I MISS THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said, “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” and we were like 10 so we were like yeah ok whatever lady, but somehow to this day I think of it constantly.