Conversation Between Yue Han and VisionofMilotic
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  1. Yue Han
    September 5th, 2019 3:38 PM
    Yue Han
    Haha I'm always afraid of boring people about my travels but I do talk about it a lot simply because I travel quite continuously so it's pretty much is my normal life. If you want though I'd be more than happy to exchange instagram or something since I've been getting into that more recently making myself a travel account of sorts, if not then don't worry!

    Pity you couldn't come visit this summer! While I'm here I'm making an effort to see my country as much as I can though. I'm off to Cornwall for a few days with a friend on Saturday morning actually!

    Oh my pleasure! I'm glad you loved it, it was a great documentary for myself too.

    Indeed! I can only say I pretty much agree with you on Edward as it is the case. I was having a conversation not so long ago with someone questioning how I can "admire" royals of past while not identifying as a royalist. My argument is that it was a different time and that these people genuinely believed that they were in their roles as appointed by God. By today's standards yes you could probably make an argument that every person in history with status was a horrific person in some form or another but they are not from today's world and I think they should be judged from a different lens.

    My favourite type would be Ice! I love icy aesthetics and the 'mons don't disappoint with theirs for me. It is a shame about their fragility though. Some of my favourite Dragon's would be Goodra, Flygon, Kingdra, Haxorus and Altaria! Also as it's your namesake I feel I should mention I love Milotic and I put the effort in all the way back in Ruby and Sapphire times to find Feebas on route 119.

    Hope your autumn is looking bright yourself! :)
  2. VisionofMilotic
    September 4th, 2019 4:19 AM
    I'd love to hear more about your travels! It seems like you had a very dynamic summer indeed, both at home and abroad.

    You come from a country with such a rich and dramatic history. I hope to visit England one day. My family and I had actually planned to visit the United Kingdom this summer, but we had some scheduling conflicts, but hopefully next year we can see England.

    I wanted to thank you for recommending the series Britain's Bloody Crown by Dan Jones. I absolutely loved it, each episode was better than the last. I really came to a deeper appreciation of Margaret Beaufort, the episode A Mother's Love was the best of all. I was blinking back tears by the end.

    As for Edward IV, you know his marriage to Elizabeth Woodville is actually a requirement for liking him, right? You think I don't love for him for that reason too? :) It's not every day a king defies his counsel and rejects a French princess to marry a "commoner" for love. She brings no money, land or armies to him, just herself. That's a true romantic. It also means it's time to grab the popcorn, the outrage and action starts like when Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn.

    Another reason that I am drawn to Edward is his courage and devotion to his house, especially considering his young age. If Margaret Beaufort's story is A Mother's Love, you might call the story of Edward's early years A Son's Love. Edward gets dragged into this chaos as a teenager because of his father. This was a civil war between Richard Duke of York and Margaret of Anjou. It probably wasn't a fun time for Edward to have his fortunes taken, be seperated from his family and country, live on the run and go charging into battle, but his father's life was on the line, his whole family was. A situation had been constructed for Edward where winning the war was the only option left that could result in this kid and everyone he held dear not being destroyed. Edward had to go all of the way. It's the situation the Starks find themselves in. Fortunately for Edward there's a happy ending, and he ultimately is able avenge his brother and father and do what his father could not. I think his dad would have been incredibly proud of him.

    Dragons are the best. They're my favorite Pokemon type! I'd love to know yours.
    Yes like has an incredible smell. I like rose for the look, though the scent is nice too, but lilac is something else! The scent that gets me the most intoxicated though would he gardenia.

    You get my seal of approval to just be a dragon. If you ever want be a snapdragon like me though just let me know ^_^
    Hope your autumn days are looking bright!

  3. Yue Han
    August 16th, 2019 5:10 AM
    Yue Han
    Hello! Yes indeed I have, I did a weeks worth of travelling (could have done longer but I needed to get back in time to reapply for a new passport). Been back at my family house for just over a week now and have only now opened my laptop. We had an extension done so my room was used as storage haha. I've also been using my time pretty efficiently since being back too which I'm pleased about.

    Yes! And you can't judge royals of the past the way we do for everyday day people of the present. It was a completely different time and mind frame. These people genuinely believed that they were appointed by God, and the lay people believed it too. I agree with you about him being a survivor and I think that's why I like him so much, that and his immense cunning.

    Oh I quite like Edward IV! Admittedly mostly for the silly reason of him randomly marrying Elizabeth Woodville out of nowhere but as Ii said I live for the drama haha.

    I will take Olenna's advice to Daenarys and just BE A DRAGON from the beginning haha. So I hope that gets the Tyrell seal of approval from yourself hehe! I do quite like the rose myself...well I am English after all! Ii think my favourite flower is lilac though, I love the smell and it makes a great tea.
  4. VisionofMilotic
    July 27th, 2019 11:37 PM
    Hi there Yue Han! How is going friend? I was wondering if by now you have made the big move. I moved around a whole lot in life so I know the feeling. It can be overwhelming like you know you're forgetting something, but you can't remember what is. No matter how much time you have you never seem to have enough. And money makes you just tear our your hair. Then sometimes there's feelings of sadness for things you leave behind, but also hopefully a good feeling and mystery about where you are going. I hope you have settled in nicely or are getting ready too.

    You know I watched The Devil's Crown on YouTube :nod:
    Henry II is really quite a monarch. I'll aways have a special place for him in my heart. He's so boisterous, clever and charismatic. Even though I loved Thomas Beckett and get mad at Henry for how get let it go down with Beckett, and even though Henry wasn't good at being a father or a husband, you do get the feeling that there was love in him, for all his displays of temper. You just can't hate Henry. I think he was probably the best king of the medieval era. He was a good war time king and soldier and also a good king in times of peace that actually improved the government and took interest in the common people. He was a survivor.

    My favorite king is Edward IV but he was better as a war king than a peace king, the real Robert Baratheon.
    If you love Henry II I wanted to ask if you had seen the play about him The Lion in Winter? It's one of my favorite plays ever and there are movie versions.

    Targaryen sounds like a great choice for you. Let's hope your coin lands the right way!

    I think I am a Tyrell. My favorite flower happens to be a rose and I come from a family of gardeners. I don't mind a nice peaceful and beautiful environment. The women in my family are strong and independent. I am not a person who is dramatic on the outside like the Targaryens or Lannister, but I am a tree with solid roots that is stable.
  5. Yue Han
    July 7th, 2019 8:37 PM
    Yue Han
    Oh don't worry about it! I'm doing well! A little stressed with getting everything in order before I move. (Budgeting calculations and getting some documentation in order etc...exciting stuff!).

    Hope all is well with you, even if a bit zany!

    I'll have to find Devil's Crown for myself as Henry II is probably my favourite monarch. I love him for his ambition and his excellent comeback to power through cunning when everyone close to him plotted against him. And indeed the whole family was dramatic from start to finish.

    I'm definitely a Targaryen myself and it's not just because I favour them haha. I like to think of myself as fair...but sometimes after exhausting all reasonable options there comes a point when burning everything down just seems like the best solution left!

    And yourself?
  6. VisionofMilotic
    July 7th, 2019 6:51 AM
    Hi! How are you Yue Han? Sorry for the late response. Things have been zany for me of late. There never seem to be enough hours in the day. I did want to get back into this though, because you raised some interesting points.

    My favorite english Royal family happens to be the Plantagenets too. They were a dramatic bunch from the start of their line during The Anarchy with Geoffrey the fair and Henry II and Maude to their fall with Richard III as the last Plantagenet king and Edward the 17th earl of Warwick last to bear the family name I think.

    This weekend I was just watching a tv series with my mom called the Devil's Crown about Henry II, Thomas Becket, Eleanor of Aquitaine, King John, Richard the Lionheart and mote. Have you ever seen a play called The Lion in Winter? That has to be my favorite on the subject.

    Warm regards Yue Han! Hope you are having a good weekend.


    P.S. Which Game of Thrones House do you think you would belong to?
  7. Yue Han
    June 11th, 2019 2:15 AM
    Yue Han
    Indeed! It's her wit and cunning, in spite of all of what she went through, that makes her a very admirable figure, but at the same time she did also want to give back.

    Yes I'm glad you agree with the GoT comparison as, like the examples you've given, there are a lot of parallels to be drawn. Obviously no one's story can match up 100% but I feel some characters have a base historical figure from the Wars of the Roses that they came from.

    My favourite royal family line though have to be the Plantagenets because I live for the drama and they have it in spades.
  8. VisionofMilotic
    June 11th, 2019 1:45 AM
    She had to have a lot of courage and cleverness. I can't even imagine what Margaret Beaufort went through, her father dying she was just a baby, being married at 12. I also appreciate her endowment of colleges and charity. I like people who give back when they are in a position of strength to do so.

    I love Game of Thrones! I like the idea of Dany being Margaret Beaufort. I hadn't thought of it, but it makes perfect sense, especially with her being the mother of dragons since the dragon was a symbol for Wales and Henry Tudor!

    Martin definitely loved The War of Roses as much as we do!! I think the Percy Neville feud partially inspired the Red Wedding with the Heworth Moor attack though it isn't talked about as much as other connections like the Black Dinner. Martin even has his own Mad King and definitely the Baratheons are the three sons of York. King Robert is Edward IV, Stannis is Richard III People say Theon is George Duke of Clarence but I say it was always Renley.
  9. Yue Han
    June 10th, 2019 7:40 PM
    Yue Han
    Margaret Beaufort! I like how she managed to pull herself up to where she got to after being married off at the early age she was. To me she is the real Daenerys (if you watched Game of Thrones haha.)