• There is no sense in constantly disagreeing in the summary section of the editing section, so let's do it here.

    As per the Merriam Webster Dictionary:


    1. a :  a mythological or legendary woman having the qualities of a hero b :  a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities

    2. a :  the principal female character in a literary or dramatic work b :  the central female figure in an event or period

    Mulan's occupation is not 'Hero of China" first of all that would be an honorary title not a career. Secondly, while hero can apply to what she is, heroine is a more appropriate.   Heroine  is a word used for a female hero, not just a drug.  To undo an edit on those grounds is ridiculous.  That type of logic dillutes the English language, and with swag and yolo I think we have enough problems. 

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    • "Hero" applies to both men and women. These days, real life women are referred to as heroes instead of heroines.

      Word gender has never been very popular in English. It's even less popular in American English, so with most words with a masculine and feminine form it is perfectly okay to use the male form for both genders.

      Think about it; a female firefighter saves a family on TV, is she a heroine or a hero when the news comes on? She is a hero.

      A female US Marine receives a silver star for valor; is she referred to as a heroine? No. She is a hero.

      Female deputy gives her life on the line of duty. Is she called a heroine? No. She is a hero.

      Do you think the Chinese Emperor, or any of the gazillion people who bowed to her in the film if Mulan considers her a heroine? No, of course not; she is a hero.

      Notice the definitions YOU bring; 1. "a mythological or legendary"... 2. "character in a literary or dramatic work..." (read the following carefully, because I have stated it before and you seem to ignore it) to US (in the real world), Fa Mulan is a heroine, but IN THE FILM, to all the other CHARACTERS in the film, she is NOT a literary, legendary or mythological person: she is a living, breathing, human being who has performed heroic acts.

      Do you understand this point now?

      Second: the line which we are discussing lists her occupation in the film, not our real-world perception of her.

      Third, considering all these things and the perception of them, adding to the fact that "heroine" is homophonic with "heroin", while seemingly silly, is just the icing on the cake. An attempt to add a little humor to the whole issue, which apparently went over yours head. for that I apologize; I thought that the inherent silliness of the point would have made its jocularity obvious, but your fixation on the issue has proven me woefully wrong.

      There. I have exposed my position and hopefully answered your questions. If you have further objections to listing Mulan's in-universe occupation as "Hero of China", please note them and I will gladly answer them tommorrow.

      Have a pleasant evening,

      --Sings-With-Spirits (talk) 01:59, January 17, 2014 (UTC)

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    • First of all nothing has gone over my head and if it has seemed like I have ignored a point it is because I cannot write an essay in the summary section but I apologize for my mistake. 

      Secondly, you are just as fixated on it as I am sweetie, as you feel the need to contiue to edit this topic. 

      Now lets move on to the other stuff shall we?

      You seem to be ignorant to the fact that I also cited "a woman admired and emulated for her achievements and qualities" and "the central female figure in an event or period." 

      Now, I am not denying that hero can apply to a woman, but in my experience on this world people always taught me hero is typically for a man and heroine is typically for a woman but the hero can be interchangable. I'm not denying that, I give you that one because it is true. In fact if my knowledge is correct I said that at least twice. But at the end of the day it is still English.  Heroine is a word in the English dictionary just like hero is.  Just because one is used more than the other doesn't make the other incorrect.  Heroine is still an appropriate term to describe what she is.  That's the point you are not getting. Did you get it that time? We can go over it again, I can even draw pictures if it will help.

      Third the 'icing on the cake' as you put it is that fact that heroine is a homophone with heroin.  To my response is, so what!? Homophones exist that doesn't mean they are viable ground to base an edit off of.  In context 'heroin' doesn't make any freaking sense. It is like saying the fisherman stabbed a wail.  It makes no sense, obviously they are talking about the mammal the whale and not a cry.  In context heronie is perfectly reasonable, Mulan's 'occupation' of heroine of China =/= the heroin of China.  They aren't boiling her down and shooting themselves up with her, It makes no sense.  Obviously, this is a difficult concept for you since you based your original edit on this very topic.   Apparently I am not the only one with things going over my head, but hey at least we are in the same boat.

      If it interests you this problem no longer exists.  I have since removed "Hero/Heroine of China" from the character box.  It was under Occupation and Hero/heroine is not an occupation, it is an honorary title.  They are not employing her to save China on a daily basis.  She joined the army, saved China and became a hero/heroine and was rewarded.  That doesn't make it her occupation.  Hopefully we can at least agree on that one. 

      So if you have anymore questions you know where to find me and I will gladly get back to you tomorrow. 

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    • I have absolutely no problem removing the line from the article. I will be adding "Imperial agent" (which I had previously added before it was removed) because that is specifically what she is in Mulan II; the Emperor tasks her with a mission, ergo, she is an imperial agent.

      Oh... and about "over the head"; you might want to read my post again to see where you failed to grasp the meaning; I keep bringing it up because YOU keep bringing it up, not the other way around.

      --Sings-With-Spirits (talk) 12:49, January 17, 2014 (UTC)

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    • I too have no problems with adding that to the article, though it brings a whole new topic of discussion that is more than likely beyond either of us. 

      Lastly, before this conversation dies off I would like to point out that not once was I rude to you, before your first post on this thread.  All I cited was a flaw in your reasoning, which there is/was.  I suppose I could have been more delicate but I like to get to the point.  I have found that the less time you spend screwing around the more effective communication works.  So I didn't want to waste time.  Perdon me.  It wasn't until you came here and decided to take butthurt shots at me that I returned the favor.  I'm not asking for an apology, nor do I intend on giving one, and I'm not asking for you to like me or be my friend. All I want from here on out is that you and I can be cordial with each other and make effective edits.  That is alll.

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