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Guide by boytoy_84 posted 23 days ago
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Tangu siku sisi kufika katika dunia
Na blinking, hatua katika jua
Kuna zaidi ya kuona kuliko unaweza milele kuonekana
Zaidi ya kufanya ila anayeweza kufanywa
(From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to see than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done)

Kuna mno kuchukua katika hapa
Zaidi kupata kuliko hayawezi kupatikana
Lakini jua rolling juu
Njia ya anga yakuti
Anaendelea kubwa na ndogo juu ya pande zote kutokuwa na mwisho
(There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps great and small on the endless round)

Ni mzunguko wa maisha
Na ni hatua sisi wote
Kupitia kukata tamaa na matumaini
Kupitia imani na upendo
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Opinion by deedragongirl posted 2 months ago
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The four.
Hi guys, I just downloaded this movie a few months ago after not seeing it in many years. There are certain things that I dislike that I would to write it down here, so here we go.

The Story-line

The story was borrowed from another Shakespeare classic, Romeo and Juliet. While I think they kept the Shakespearean tradition going on, I personally felt that they should be more original towards the story. The movie also left me a number of unanswered questions that I'm going to voice out.
Worse of all, they never explain how the Outlanders were banish as they were never introduce in the first movie at all! Secondly, how are they related to Scar? Especially Zira herself.
Also, where were the hyenas during this time? Did Simba banish them or something? I guess not!

The Characters

While the characters are the same, the only disappointments are Zazu, Timon, Pumbaa and Rafiki. Why didn't Rowan Atkinson come back to voice Zazu? This I have always ask myself! Timon, Pumbaa and Rafiki had less screen-time too, I mean, isn't Rafiki suppose to be Simba's friend or something?
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Opinion by nicker11500 posted 8 months ago
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Warning the following article has things including:

Spoilers and Opinion

If you haven't watched the movie I suggest leaving or if you've seen the movie but can't understand that people are entitled to their own opinion then I also suggest leaving.

Also if you see a word all in caps, I'm not yelling I'm just proving a point...

Enjoy :^)


I've watched the show, movie whatever with nervous expectations. I was worried that it may either rise the legendary franchise or destroy it almost instantly. After watching I have mix emotions, Happy, sad, furious, disappointed and other emotions.

The only thing in the movie when I had the biggest smile that I had from the little movie is that; they kept a small clip of the classic soundtrack in the beginning (before it got to the edited part...) , the fact that Timon, Pumbaa, and Rafiki didn't lose their charm and the voices for both Pumbaa and Mufasa. That's really it.
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Opinion by lionking1993 posted 9 months ago
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Ok, when I found out that Kiara is a cub in The Lion Guard I didn't like it. Don't get me wrong. I am trying to make myself get used to the idea that Kion is a cub, not to mention the same age as Kiara according to what Disney just said. Yes, he is the second born but maybe he was from the same litter (making kiara and kion twins). So yeah.. he was born after Kiara and as it turns out he is the same age as her (not a big fan of that either).
By the way yes he is the second born because -for the last time- there is no Kopa! :P
However! It makes scenes from the second movie not make any sense!

1. The Hyenas.
First of all according to the teaser there are hyenas in The Lion Guard while in 'Simba's Pride" Nuka clearly says "This place is even creepier since the hyenas ran off"'. I mean seriously? Did they totally forget about that? Yes I like the idea of hyenas being in this series but come on now..
(except if they ran off when both Kiara and Kion were teenagers? I don't know..)
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List by boytoy_84 posted 12 months ago
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Simba, Pumbaa na Timoni katika swahili
Here is 20 different languages to say "The Lion King":

Spanish El Rey León

French Le Roi Lion

German Der König Der Löwen

Italian Il Re Leone

Greek Ο Βασιλιας Των Λιονταριων

Swahili Mfalme Simba

Thai ราชาสิงโต

Chinese 獅子王

Japanese ライオンキング

Irish An Rí Lion

Korean 라이온 킹

Dutch De Leeuwenkoning

Russian Король Лев

Hindi शेर राजा

Norwegian Løvenes Konge

Indonesian Raja Singa

Polish Król Lew

Maltese Ir-Re Lion

Czech Lví Král

Vietnamese Vua Sư Tử
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Opinion by lionking1993 posted over a year ago
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Honestly I think Nala takes more control of the Kingdom than Simba does. I mean, she doesn’t let him know that since she’s aware of Simba’s dire need to follow the in the footsteps of his father, but Simba is a very damaged and hotheaded lion that she balances out with her calmness and clearer thinking. So, Nala insists on following Simba everywhere and helping take care of Royal Duties so she can keep him grounded if things start getting out of hand with his emotions.

I did not write this. I though I would upload it since I totally agree. Found this on Tumblr
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Opinion by lionkingartist posted over a year ago
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I was answering a question today under Forums because someone had asked "how we know so much about the characters and their back grounds?" Well I gave a pretty lengthy answer but it's worth mentioning again I think.

You see when you're as passionate about something as a die hard lion king fan you can understand where I am coming from. You see these characters as real, even though you know they aren't. It's about the extensive research into the minds and hearts of the characters we've come to know and love. I can't tell you how many what if? Stories and scenarios I personally have come up with and also have read and you know they always make sense in theory! But it's not the fact that it's not canon or that they will never (sad to say) make another sequel as good as the first but it's the fact that us fans have something to hold on to.

Let's take Kopa for instance,yeah,yeah we all know he doesn't really exist according to film canon but! That doesn't mean he doesn't exist! He exists because someone thought it would be cool to make a a continuity where Simba has a son instead of a daughter. And the way I see it, is that it's just an alternate universe...
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Guide by glelsey posted over a year ago
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An archetype is a model device commonly used in media, and there are quite a few of them present in The Lion King. Sometimes archetypes are used to allow the viewer to make a better connection with a character or narrative, sometimes they are used to symbolise something important, and sometimes they are used simply because it makes sense to do so. Here are just some of the archetypes used in the 1994 animated movie...

Reluctant Hero
This is, of course, Simba. The Reluctant Hero is a common archetype used in a lot of movies, and is normally the protagonist. Simba is the good guy and the rightful king to the Pridelands, even though for a large portion of his life he would rather leave the past behind him. It takes a lot of encouraging from other characters until he finally returns home and faces the antagonist Scar to take back his kingdom.

Wise Old Man
This character archetype is almost always present in a work that contains a Reluctant Hero, and acts as a guide or mentor to them on their journey. The Lion King's Wise Old Man is Rafiki. While Rafiki is present a number of times throughout the film, his Wise Old Man...
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Opinion by TimnaciousD posted over a year ago
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Rumours persist that Disney intend to film all the old school animated movies as live-action remakes. If a Lion King remake is green lighted, here is how I think they should proceed:

1. Make an adaptation of the musical- with "The Madness of King Scar" intact. That song, along with the "One By One" sequence, gives us a touch more detail as to why the Pride Lands went to hell during Scar's time as king. The original movie is kind of like "Fuck you, The Pride Lands are falling because Scar is the bad guy!" whereas the MUSICAL establishes the fact that the hyenas are destroying the Pride Lands.

2. Utilise "He Lives In You". I can see Mufasa singing that.

3. Seeing the animal's faces move is a little bit alienating. It's like watching the dogs talk in Snow Buddies. Maybe their lines could be like an inner monologue or something. You know like the Snake from Conan The Barbarian or Wishbone from Wishbone.

4. DO NOT MAKE THIS CGI OK! THAT WOULD SUCK! IT WOULD BE A SLAP IN THE FACE TO FANS EVERYWHERE!
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Opinion by TimnaciousD posted over a year ago
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The Lion King remains to this day my favourite animated movie. It has spawned two sequels and a Broadway musical, among other things. However, as it has happened so often in the past with a lot of films, the sequel is a path to the dark side.

Whereas darker and edgier sequels like The Empire Strikes Back and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets have worked and done their predecessors justice, The Lion King 2 fails miserably.

THE GOOD:

It is refreshingly different to see a Disney sequel that picks up immediately after the events of the first film.

It is also refreshingly different to see a Disney sequel that doesn't come out six decades after the original.

"He Lives In You" is a great song... and so is "Upendi". Too bad the rest of the songs had to be so depressing...

Rafiki the Matchmaker? Now that was a subplot with great potential. Unfortunately, we have to spend a lot of the film with a teenage lion voiced by that lame-boy Andy Dick...
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Opinion by lionking1993 posted over a year ago
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1. She does not listen to her parents when they tell her that the outlands are dangerous and that she should never go there, however she gets angry when her father doesn't trust her. How will he trust you if you keep being disobedient?

2. The fact that she knows nothing about self defence and sucks as a fighter (I assume) doesn't stop her from going to the outlands. (I'm talking about the teenager Kiara who "can" think logically). Why would you go to a dangerous place when you can't protect yourself in the first place? Pretty much everyone can outmatch her.

3. After the ambush, when Simba was badly injured and was lying on Pride Rock the only thing she cared about was Kovu "Daddy, it can't be true". This is not about Kovu.. It's about your father's life who barely made it out of there alive so stop being so selfish and get your facts straight.

4. She knew Kovu for barely two days. You can't love him and he can't love you. "He loves me, for me!". No. No one can trust someone after only two days that much! How can she be so naive?
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Fan fiction by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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PLEASE READ part one if you haven't read it yet it will give you better sense in what's going on in this story





Timon gets up and goes in front of Simba, Timon:" Simba, I'm sorry I was annoyed by what you two did to me and again I'm sorry do you forgive me?" Simba didn't say anything but then looked at him Simba:" (sigh) I forgive" he says giving a slight smile then giving Timon a hug. Night has fallen as Nala once again laying in the dead almost just ground grass, decided to stay out and look at the stars with her face still sore from the abuse of Scar, as she looks up rubbing her sore face as her mother finds her wondering where she's been. Sarafina:" there you are, what you doing out here" Nala:" looking at the stars... the only thing that keeps me sane" she says as her mother looks up at the night sky then lays next to her daughter to join her. Sarafina:" beautiful night" Nala:" it is, if only we had a better king to enjoy it with" with her hinting about Simba which her mother didn't catch Sarafina:" you know my father told me that he was told by Mufasa's father, that the great kings of the past are up there from those...
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Fan fiction by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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The next morning in the jungle Timon is the first to wake up as he looks around noticing that Simba isn't where he usually sleeps, Timon:" did he really sleep there all night?" Timon leaves Pumbaa to sleep as he goes to looks for Simba, Timon went to the area where they looked at the stars the other night and Timon found peaceful sleeping Simba who looks like he's in a very intense dream or nightmare by a guess of him moving his back paws rapidly. (In Simba's dream) In his dream it's about him, his father, Nala, and mother, it shows him throwing his father off the cliff as Nala and his mother looks at him in shame with full hatred as he tries to explain but seems like no word is coming out of his mouth, as both Nala and his mother leave him where he is as his dead father says " why Simba?" but wasn't long until Timon woke him up. Timon:" hey seemed like you had a bad dream so I woke you up" Simba:" yeah I did and thanks" Timon sits next to him " wanna talk about it?" Simba nods no with his ears still flatten on his head Timon:" it'll make you feel better if you tell me" Simba:" (sigh) you wouldn't understand which is probably best not to tell you, plus it's in the past" Timon...
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Fan fiction by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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In pride rock Scar is eating his full leg of a antelope as he gets flashbacks of him eating with his family or just his mother which Mufasa and his father was the ones to eat together. Scar stops eating and sighs Scar:"(sigh) why must sorrow flashbacks haunt me now" he says to himself not having the appetite to eat anymore. Scar then sneaks to the very top of pride rock where the only way up is to take a slanted path behind pride rock, once he got up there he takes a look at the very slowly drying up kingdom then at the grey colorless sky. Scar:" (sigh) mother if your up there watching I hope I didn't disappoint you, I couldn't hold in my jealousy any longer, I mean you would agree he was being favorited by father way too much then needed." "mother if I have disappointed you, what is there left to care for anymore from me, the kingdom is slowly dieing as I know it but I have no control over that, and I thought being king would be the only thing to make me happy when you died but I feel no happier but I still want to be king, please mother I ask for help!" a tear comes from Scar's eye as the wind picks up as a figure of a glowing lioness appears behind him.
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Fan fiction by nicker11500 posted over a year ago
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It's a bright sunny day at the jungle as young cub Simba is usually and always the first one up but this time he wakes up being the last one to wake knowing after the death of his father and having to run away there is no one to impress or make proud anymore. Simba gets up and stretches then looks around Simba:" I wonder where Timon and Pumbaa are?" he says talking to himself as he walks going to find his two new best friends. He first looks at the pond where the water of a waterfall ends and is also where they drink, Simba:" not here" he says taking a drink of the water then walking away, he looks where they eat grubs which is a big log and several openings in trees surprisingly not there either " where are they, they're always here" says walking towards another direction. Simba decided to take unfamiliar paths, he takes a path that is taking him to a area where he finally finds Timon and Pumbaa hanging from couple of vines like a hammock.

Simba:" what are you guys doing?" he says confusingly Timon looks " oh hey Simba, we're hanging on theses vines called a hammock" Simba:" a ham what?" Pumbaa:" a hammock, you lay in it, it's like a bed but in the air" Simba:"...
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Opinion by bendaimmortal posted over a year ago
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First off; Yes, I do realize It was clearly meant as a parody of the first film and not as an actual serious midquel. At the most it was to give a backstory for Timon and Pumbaa's friendship. And yes, I know that some jungle scenes between Timon, Pumbaa and Simba were written by the first film's creators but since we don't know which ones, I wouldn't regard them at all as canon.
And I'm 99% certain that they weren't any of those parenting scenes because they completely and utterly contradict their motto "Hakuna Matata" and from the first film it appears their relationship were bachelor friends, not dads and a son. Plus, I can not see Simba calling, much less accepting, anyone as a father figure after losing Mufasa. Especially after losing him the way he did.

Don't get me wrong, I like parodies and I do have a sense of humour. But I've been a huge, passionate fan of The Lion King since 1995 when I first saw it as a child. That is, it's not just a movie to me - it's also a story that meant a lot to me already as a child and something from my childhood that's left me with many dear memories.
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Opinion by hermionicole posted over a year ago
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Simba, Mufasa, Scar, Nala, Kiara, and all the other characters in the lion king have virtues to teach. They all have some sensible things or emotions to voice out... disseminate. Yes, it is given that Scar became a sort of a villain but we've got to check his background before we judge him.
Scar was originally named Taka and we will be discovering why later.
Mufasa and Taka always loved each other when they were young but their was one thing that broke their bond: the title of being king. Taka can never be a king because he was born second to Mufasa. Although he tried very hard to outdo his older brother, he really never succeeded. The king Ahadi, their father always favored Mufasa, neglecting his other son, resulting in the major change of character of Taka. Taka grew bitter and hateful. Time passed and Ahadi grew old. Taka got his vengeance then, he got Mufasa and his father alone and with the blinking of an eye, slit old Ahadi's throat. Mufasa and Taka then had a fierce fight. Mufasa scratched the eye of Taka... that's where his scar came from... Mufasa triumphed over his brother once more.
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Review by boytoy_84 posted over a year ago
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Kiara and Fluffy blend as one cub
Many annoying comments from fans who believe Kopa is Fluffy which isn't true.

Here are 10 different comments from them from Youtube:

1. "that can't be Kiara, in these movies the males are yellow and the females are beige-colored, and that baby is yellow."

2. "that's there first child Kopa....he is a boy and Kiara's older brother."

3. "ok at the end it is not Kiara it is Kopa before the making of the lion king 2 they changed it 2 Kiara instead of being it Kopa =3."

4. "I am not a fan of lion king, but still kopa is true!"

5. "the cub is not Kiara. It's supposed to be Simba's and Nala's son, Kopi. The reason he wasn't in the second because he died as a cub. Sad I know. Look up on the story of Kopi. You'll learn more. Sorry to be a downer."

6. "OMG KOPA" XD (pointing out at Fluffy)

7. "2:18 Here comes Simba and Nala's cub, Kopa. That cub is not really Kiara (I'm not wrong). Kiara is really born on Lion King 2: Simba's Pride."
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Fan fiction by adang posted over a year ago
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Here's another one-shoot story I wrote.
Disclaimer : I do (not) own Lion King

“ Nala!, Are you awake ?” whisper Simba, a golden lion cub and the future king of Prideland.
“Yes, “ replied Nala, stepping out of her sleeping spot where she sleep with her mother. “What do you want ? Don’t tell me you had another ‘cool’ place to show me” . Nala was a cream colored cub and well… just another cub from the pride
Recently, Simba and Nala go to the Elephant Graveyard. It’s the place that had been forbidden by Mufasa, the great king of the Prideland who also happen to be Simba’s father. They were chased by three Hyena as soon as they landed their feet on the graveyard. Luckily, King Mufasa come to save them and scarred the Hyenas.
“ Come on, “ samba hissed. “ follow me “.
Sighed, Nala got up and follow Simba’s lead. They arrive at the plain near Priderock. It was dark ‘cause it was in the middle of night.
“So, what is it ? “ Nala asked.
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Opinion by lionkingartist posted over a year ago
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This is fluffy/Kiara
Ok the other night I was just playing a random lion king scene in my head. (Don't ask me why I just do that sometimes). Anyway and It hit me. Think about the first scene in the second film. When timon and pumbaa are saying how they are going to teach the new baby,saying: "look at the little guy". Then rafiki corrects them by saying "it's a girl."

Ok now let's think. If we deleted that scene from the movie the story would flow and nothing would change. So why did they incorporate that in the movie? And the answer is... That's right fluffy was indeed originally supposed to be a boy,I mean think about all of the books, the trading cards everything called it a boy. But then when it came for a sequel they scrapped that idea because they didn't want to how should I put this,they didn't want to repeat the first movie so they shook it up a bit and made it a girl. So that's why timon and pumbaa acted so surprised they were symbolizing everyone out there who thought that the new baby was going to be a boy. But you say,"lionkingartist I'm still not convinced".Ok here's some more proof then. Think back to the circle of life scene where Mufasa meets rafiki and they have a buddy...
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News by bannerman posted over a year ago
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its been a while since they had released the lion king in 3d or the movie itslef in genral so lets talk about making the lion king in new Anamtion they use today right here in 2014 a sequel to the Lion king 2 simba's pride would be nice right? yes it would but they would end up using the old anmation instead of the new becuase if they used the new anmation the movie simply would not look right on the count of that i would say they first should redo the movie one at time first the lion king 1 then 2 . we must understand that disney wil l not do so, the piture i provided should give you a understanding of they would look. im sure now days for the kids we see in this world the new anamtion is i would say perfect in there eyes the characters they make today look realthink about it the water on the mountain were the princess from brave climbed and drunk from looked lie real water.
one thing that i dont like is how they made the Lion gaurd for little kids becuase lion king is made for all ages. but even there anmation is like the new ones they use today it doesnt make any since. i think that we should step up and redo the lion knig movies with the anamtion we use today like in...
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Fan fiction by adang posted over a year ago
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Hey, fellow pridelander..today i'm posting my first ever article after joining fanpop for almost 3 year.
well, to be honest i'm more like a reader than a writer so please don't be rude if there's something wrong or you don't like...Constructive Criticism appreciate.


THE
Lion kinG

Disclaimer : *proudly* Lion King are mind *disney cleared their throat* ...okay not mind

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Endless Night

"Psst, hey ?, Nala !" 'ugh, what did he want this time ?' thought Nala while opening one of her eyes to look at the golden cub who disturbing her sleep. "come on, get up! I wanna show you something." said Simba, the young prince of the Prideland and also her frie...pardon her BEST friend.

"Simba, last time you were saying that we ended up chased by those Hyenas" groaned Nala. "you can show me that 'something' in the morning"nshe continued the closing her eyes, ready to sleep again.
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Opinion by jason74633 posted over a year ago
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Nala is having her fun seducing Simba
It's going down, I'm yelling timber
You better move, you better dance
Let's make a night you won't remember
I'll be the one you won't forget
Wooooah (timber), wooooah (timber), wooooah (it's going down)
Wooooah (timber), wooooah (timber), wooooah (it's going down

Simba Is dancing around saunter his way to Nala
The bigger they are, the harder they fall
These big-iddy boys are dig-gidy dogs
I have 'em like Miley Cyrus, clothes off
Twerking in their bras and thongs, timber
Face down, booty up, timber
That's the way we like to–what?–timber
I'm slicker than an oil spill
She say she won't, but I bet she will, timber
Chumvi on the other hand shows his move to Kula
Swing your partner round and round
End of the night, it's going down
One more shot, another round
End of the night, it's going down
Swing your partner round and round
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Fan fiction by jason74633 posted over a year ago
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It was a young night I was hunting a mouse
Me: Man That's good.

Then I saw someone running towards my direction. I asked the lioness if she okay?
She Replied With an accent "I'm Alright".
I Asked " Why Are You Running"?
She answered " Hunters they are chasing me I think I've them and I lost my pack and got separated from them".
She started Sobbing.
I answered "I'm sorry."
I asked "What's your name"?
She Replied" Desary."
I promised her "I'll help you get back to your pack"
She replied" Thank You, Thank you, Thank you.
I replied "Your Welcome".










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List by tecna535 posted over a year ago
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I can see what's happening.

What?

And they don't have a clue.

Who?

They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line:
Our trio's down to two.

Oh.

Ze sweet caress of twilight.
There's magic everywhere.
And with all this romantic atmosphere,
Disaster's in the air!

Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things.

So many things to tell her,
But how to make her see
The truth about my past? Impossible!
She'd turn away from me.

He's holding back, he's hiding.
But what, I can't decide.
Why won't he be the king I know he is,
The king I see inside?

Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings.
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
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