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Hello there. I’m here to talk about a famous mythological figure.

They called him Hang Tuah.

It’s really funny, but when I was asked, earlier this year about fictional Muslims, I actually truthfully said that I couldn’t remember any.

Thing is, [personal profile] dhobikikutti started pestering me to talk about Muslim characters, write some Muslim fic, and I honestly couldn’t get myself started, because… well because I was lazy. Still am, actually.

But then I remembered: Hey, isn’t Hang Tuah a Muslim? It’s weird, because I normally associate Hang Tuah with Malay-ness (he’s kind of the quintessential Malay guy, really). And this is funny, because I remember playing him once in an amateur play. I was really bad at it.

So. How does Hang Tuah’s story go?

here's how it went )

Anyway, I thought it was cool, and I wanted to share.

Additional edits made after some feedback from one of my friends )
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