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In terms of how messy it would be, it sounds an awful lot like heating homes with coal - something people gladly ran away from as fast as possible in the early 20th century.
Yes, any practical limitation could be overcome with thought, and this would not require any new technology - but is it worth it economically? That is where this fine little video comes up short, with no mention of that. And there also is the little matter of how much demand there would be in cities for basic crops such as turnips and cabbages. There might be a lot - I love having the Union Square Greenmarket a block away from my own pad.
I go there several times a year, in fact. But you can only eat so many apples and carrots and peppers before you want some steak.
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Don't get me wrong: I like the concept. Trying to improve the world: Solar power - really good. But reality and concepts can be far, far apart. Pot growers could probably give a lot of hints as to the practicality of indoor farming. My contribution to the cause - I am actually doing something, miniscule and trivial as it may be - by posting the video. Watch it, and see what you think. Maybe you will be the one that does this and changes the world.
Those are just my own random thoughts on the matter, and every one of them has a valid counter. Draw your own conclusions as always. From left to right: The following are fictional characters from Disney 's film Mulan and its sequel film, Mulan II. She enters the army as a man named Ping. She faces the worst enemy China's ever seen, the Hun leader Shan-Yu, who has an army willing to destroy anything in their path.
She then finds out she just wanted to be more than someone's daughter or someone's wife. To prove that she too can be written in stone and give her family honor. His speaking voice was provided by B. Wong in all three titles, and his singing vocals were performed by Donny Osmond Jackie Chan in the Mandarin version.
During his appointment in the first movie, Shang is a highly capable leader with a dedication to his cause to match, albeit at times being too "by-the-book" and putting his duty above his feelings, in contrast to Mulan. He is exceptionally handsome due to his dashing good looks and strong physique.
He is reserved and thoughtful, a more logical and calming influence to Mulan's adventurous personality. Shortly after his initial introduction in Mulan, Shang is appointed newly as an army captain by his father, who is a general. Later through the film, he becomes friends with Ping who is Fa Mulan disguised as a manafter his life is saved.
Shortly after, however, he finds out she is actually a woman, which is forbidden by the empire's law, punishable by death. Shang spares her life, and after helping her save the empire, he falls in love with her, and joins her family for dinner.
He is promoted from captain to general by the emperor, and he and Mulan are directed by the emperor to escort his three daughters to a conflicting kingdom in hopes that an arranged marriage between them and the three princes of the opposing nation will bring peace. He and Mulan go through much conflict around their relationship thanks to Mushu's meddling, and midway through the film he is assumed dead after falling into a canyon with a streaming river further down.
Later, when it is revealed he is alive with help from his gray-spotted white horseMushu and saves the day by pretending to be the Golden Dragon of Unity and freeing the princesses from their vows. Mushu still posing as the Golden Dragon marries Mulan and Shang.
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This convention was followed in the first film; his family name was given to be Li and he was addressed as "Captain Li. As in the film, he initially distrusts Mulan, Sora, Donald and Goofy, but learns to respect them after they defeat Shan-Yu and his Heartless army.
Later on in the game, when Riku arrives in this world to warn the Emperor of Organization XIII's evil plans, a distrusting Shang attempts to fight Riku, who easily defeats him. During the game's credits, he and Mulan almost kiss, but are interrupted by Yao, Ling and Chien-Po, who were spying on them but fell over.
In the upcoming live-action filmhe is portrayed by Yoson An and is called Chen Honghui, a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit. He becomes Mulan's most important ally and eventual love interest.
Mushu Mushu is Fa Mulan's closest companion throughout the Mulan series and the comic relief. He is a scrawny, tiny, red, orange-accented Chinese dragon with blue horns and a cheeky-chappy personality. He is voiced by Eddie Murphy in his first appearance and Mark Moseley a professional Eddie Murphy sound-double afterward.Bambi - Bambi vs Ronno
At first, Mulan's companions were to be two reptilian creatures; the idea of the creatures being dragons had not been established. However, feeling that two sidekicks would overcrowd the story, the animators then decided on a two-headed dragon, though they were green and grotesque. After the animators decided on a single-headed dragon, they established Mushu's physical concept. For better use, the animators shrunk Mushu to a smaller size. However, after Eddie Murphy came to voice the character, the character and his dynamic changed.
Although the animators canceled the scene, the song was a favorite among the filmmakers. In contrast to Mulan, Mushu is in most situations more comical, overconfident, and impulsive.
He also resents being compared to a lizard, insisting that he doesn't do "that tongue thing". He has the body of a snake, the horns of an elk, the claws of an eagle, and the face of a camel, coming to resemble a legendary dragon found in Chinese art around the time.
He can also understand other animals, as seen when he converses with Cri-kee Mulan's cricket and horse Khan. At one point when he wants to disguise as a soldier riding a horse to get them out of the camp, he uses a giant panda as the soldier's steed after Khan, Mulan's horse, refused to help him and Cri-kee. You haven't seen a black and white before? At the start of the film, Mushu does not make his official appearance until after Mulan runs away from home to serve in her elderly father Fa Zhou's place in a war against the deadly Hun army.
Knowing that Mulan's exposure will lead to the disgrace of the Fa family, the spirits of the ancestors choose to send the Great Stone Dragon to retrieve her. For the task of awakening him, they send Mushu, who would rather go himself. After several unsuccessful attempts, he eventually ends up accidentally destroying the dragon statue.
In order to escape punishment from the ancestors, he pretends to be the Great Stone Dragon and secretly sets out to make Mulan a war hero. Mushu is extremely diligent and with the help of Cri-kee, helps Mulan defeat Shan-Yu, resulting in him being returned to the position of a guardian. In Mulan IIwhen Mulan prepares to marry Li Shang, Mushu is at first overjoyed to the point of tears, going as far as planning the wedding himself.
His joy is short-lived, however, when the ancestors gleefully inform him that once Mulan marries Shang, she will become part of his family, and Shang's family guardians will take over guardianship and Mushu will lose his status and be relegated back to Gong duty.
Desperate to keep his pedestal, he continuously tries to break Mulan and Shang apart while Cri-kee attempts to keep this from happening. After Cri-kee pressures him to tell the truth to Mulan, this leads her to scold him for his actions before going to reconcile with Shang but this did not happen thanks to an ambush by bandits.
He later changes his ways, marries them pretending to be the golden dragonand decides that he's happy if Mulan's happy. His kindness causes Mulan to forgive him for trying to break her and Shang up. He even brings the kingdoms peace by uniting Shang and Mulan. Mushu also uses his impersonation to save three princesses from being forced into an arranged marriage so they can marry whoever they want. He is then gratified when Shang combines the family temples, giving Mushu his pedestal back.
When summoned from Sora's Keyblade, Mushu rises from within the black clouds and floating sparks in his supposedly monstrous appearance, but reveals his true form. He is then seen standing on Sora's head, saying, "I am Mushu! He returns to his world after the door to Kingdom Hearts is sealed. When Sora, Donald and Goofy show up, they reminisce about their past adventures, and after telling them he was a family guardian, Sora and the others agreed to help out Ping as payback for borrowing Mushu in the first game.
In a later scene, he accidentally reveals that Ping is a woman and she is discharged from the army. In the end, peace was restored to their world and he went back to being a guardian, but not after receiving a stern lambasting from Sora.
When Sora and Mulan use their Limit, Mushu helps by spurting fireballs. He is also a meetable character at the parks. Shan Yu A physically imposing and ruthless Hun chieftain and the general of the Huns who serves as the main antagonist of the film. Shan Yu is the cruel leader of the Huns who is bent on conquering China, and with his Hun army, climbs over the Great Wall and invades the land to prove his "superiority" to the Emperor.
He is the only Hun to have eyes with black scleras and orange irises. Like his people, Shan Yu is trained in living off the earth, possessing heightened senses and a saker falcon as his pet. His strength is demonstrated many times during the course of the film, such as easily breaking down a barricaded door or effortlessly slicing through a massive pillar with his sword, making him easily one of the strongest characters in the film second perhaps only to Chien-Po.
Ruthless and cold-hearted, Shan Yu kills without mercy or remorse and, on occasion, as a joke; for example, after freeing two captured Chinese scouts to carry a message to the Emperor, he then comments to an archer, "How many men does it take to deliver a message? While clearly heartless to his foes, he is proud of his army, as shown at the beginning when he thought it was perfect that all of China knew him and his army were there after the signal fire was lit and when he flatly refused to avoid the Imperial troops and instead opt to take them head on, despite knowing that they are the elite of China's armies.
After close examination of the doll and traces on it by his five main men, Shan Yu deduces that the Imperial Army is waiting for them. Ambushing General Li's army, Shan-Yu wipes out the Emperor's best troops, including General Li, and sets the village on fire, only the aftermath of which is seen in the film.
No survivors are found by Li Shang's troops. As they head for the Imperial City, the Hun army ambushes Li Shang's troops in the Tung Shao Pass Mushu having accidentally given away their position by firing a cannonand fires flaming arrows from the mountains to disintegrate the army's ammunition.
Shan-Yu then leads his entire army to wipe out Li Shang's small battalion. Mulan, however, takes control of Li Shang's last cannon, aiming it for a nearby mountain. This maneuver triggers an avalanche that wipes out almost all of Shan-Yu's army and encases Shan Yu in a blanket of snow. At first, it seems like a victory, thanks to Mulan. Unfortunately, it is not. Following the avalanche and the departure of Li Shang's troops, Shan Yu rises from the snow, shaken and infuriated at the loss of his army.
A loud yell of anger is all it takes for Mulan to realize that there is still a chance for the Huns; Shan Yu's pet falcon and five of his best troops had survived the assault.
While his troops hide within a Chinese dragon at the Imperial celebration, Shan Yu lies in wait on top of the roof of the Emperor's palace. At the right moment, Shan Yu's falcon retrieves his sword and his troops spring into action, locking up the palace and kidnapping the Emperor. After securing the Emperor, in an attempt to distract Shan Yu from Shang whom he was about to slaughter Mulan reveals that it was she who destroyed his army. Pursuing her throughout the palace and onto the roof, Shan-Yu's attempt to kill Mulan backfires when Mulan initiates a plan of her own.
Immobilizing Shan-Yu on the roof, she steals his sword using a hand fan and pins him to the roof with his own sword while Mushu aims a rocket at Shan Yu.
Releasing the rocket, Mushu, Mulan, and Crik-ee escape the roof as the Hun leader is pulled by the rocket into a munitions tower and is destroyed in a brilliant explosion.
Mulan is then awarded Shan-Yu's sword for her success at ridding China of the Huns forever. He appears in the Land of Dragons, a Mulan-based world. The game follows much of the movie's storyline, except for the fact that instead of having an army Of Huns, he could summon an army of Heartless.
When Sora, Mulan, Donald and Goofyalong with the Imperial army, appears at the summit, the scene plays like a similar mountain scene in the film.
He then makes his way into the Emperor's castle, but is stopped by SoraMulan, and the others. He fights them, using dark energy to enhance his abilities and working alongside his attack falcon and a swarm of Heartless.
He tends to favor the Rapid Thruster Heartless, creating an army of them to attack Sora and friends on the mountain pass in the movie it was his Hun army that attacked the heroes on the pass. During the boss battle he will send three Nightwalker Heartless to try and take down the door. This swarm of Heartless is resurrected when Sora fights a mysterious cloaked man that is later revealed as Riku on the same pass. He is ultimately slain by Sora.
Shan Yu also appears as "Shan-Yu" in The Kingdom Keeperswhere he challenges Finn Whitman and finding that Finn can turn from human to pure light tries to kill him as well as his friend Charlene.
In the upcoming live-action remakehe is portrayed by Jason Scott Lee and is known as Bori Khan, a Hun warrior leader allied with a powerful witch, who is intent on avenging his father's death. Like other newly recruited soldiers, they lacked military skills before they were trained. However, they were harder to train than most. Even Mulan learned faster than they. Eventually, their training paid off and the trio were capable fighters.
Even so, they still had trouble doing things right and were rather clumsy. They served largely as the comic reliefoften involving slapstick humor that made them reminiscent of the Three Stooges. Eventually, despite some early conflict, the three extended an open hand to Mulan and became her "army buddies", though they, like the rest of the army, thought she was a man named Ping.
As soldiers, they each had a different color uniform: Unlike most other soldiers, Yao, Ling and Chien-Po did not seem to think any less of her when they found out she was a woman, and even briefly tried to interfere when Shang was about to execute her. When they later met up, they even agreed to participate in her plan to stop the surviving Huns by disguising themselves as concubines.
Somehow, they fooled the guards, though none of the three made a very attractive woman especially Yao, as he kept his facial hair even in makeup.
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In the second film, the three were given a more substantial role and are shown not to have changed since the first film. Reprised by the original voice actors sans Wilder; Watanabe did his own singingthey had been to see the matchmaker that rejected Mulan in the first film, but she decided there could not be a match for any of them, and threw them out.
They were discouraged, but felt better when Mulan and Li Shang came to recruit them for another mission. Shang claimed to the emperor that just the five of them would be enough protection for his three daughters. Although still as bumbling as ever, Shang knew that they were instrumental in their victory against the Huns, which they did not appear to have received the same credit for. They gladly joined the escort to get the emperor's daughters to the Qui Gong princes they are engaged to.
They take the princesses to a carnival for some amusement. Eventually, all three princesses admit that their feeling are mutual, and do not want to marry the princes, despite their duty. Mulan, knowing this, leaves the trio with the princesses, and goes to offer herself to the royal family instead. However, the trio arrives with the princesses, as does Shang.
Mushu pretends to be the Great Golden Dragon of Unity who commands that they be allowed to marry whoever they want, allowing them to be with Yao, Ling and Chien-Po. Presumably they did marry, though nothing was shown to indicate this.
Yao Yao is the self-appointed leader of the trio.
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His signature color is red in the first film and purple in the second film. An arrogant and short-tempered individual with a bit of a Napoleon complexhe is short, stocky and has a permanent black eye. In the first film, he enjoys picking on Mulan for fun at first, but eventually becomes her friend. His clumsiness reveals, however, that he is not as powerful a man as he claims to be. He states about wanting a girl who'd admire his strength and battle scars.
In the second film, he reveals a rewarding plaque that has a picture of himself on his chest and falls in love with Princess Mei, the emperor's middle daughter. She accepted the idea that "my duty is to my heart" and is the easiest to be won over. In his encounter, he puts the slipper back onto her foot and sets the table for her with orangesmeat buns and tea.
He wanted to marry a girl who would be impressed with his looks and his fighting ability. Although such traits leave something to be desired, he managed to impress her, and when he wins a fight at a carnival and is given a prize, he chooses a stuffed panda bear with three black legs and one white leg and gives it to her. Ling Ling is the group's middleman of medium height and very slim build. His signature color is yellow in the first film and blue in the second film. He is a friendly and enthusiastic man with a joke for every occasion.
Though he teases Mulan at first, he, like the other two, becomes her friend. He and Yao occasionally have disagreements, but he grows to accept him as their leader.
He was the one who coined the phrase "a girl worth fighting for. She is the most uptight princess, devoted to honor, and tries be a role model to her sisters.
Ling, who wanted a girl who would laugh at his jokes even knowing the chopstick nose trick that Ling believes to have inventedhad to try harder than his partners to impress her. Unlike most people, Ting-Ting is amused by his puns, but would not laugh, claiming to dislike laughter, though the reason is that she thinks her snorting laugh is embarrassing. He begins to doubt himself.