A Random Programming Encounter in the Narrative Unit

Halfway through writing about our characters for this Unit, we jumped into a new program and a new language. Word-based programming, on a little something called ‘Twine’. 

Using this program we made the beginnings of a choose your own adventure game.

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Good wood - the contrast between the two tone monochrome exterior offset against the warm hues of the natural oak lined box window that leads into a cosy yet airy interior, makes this house in Melbourne really stand out. 'The Datum House’ by local architects Figr.

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Saturday Night Special at AHBL8 in Melbourne, Australia.

Pics unedited for expeditious use. Cleaner pics coming later.

9 Benefits of Having Crystals

Did you know? The oldest surviving crystal is 60,000 years old which was discovered in a grave in Sungir, Russia. It means that the use of crystal dates back to the beginning of the humankind. Besides being used in jewelries, crystals were widely used for spirituality and healing in the oldest civilizations including China, India, and Egypt.

The role of crystals is equally important in today’s world. They are said to connect you to the planet’s healing energy, making you feel more balanced and relaxed. There are thousands of crystals on the earth but few of them have been recognized for the healing power. Each crystal is considered to have unique properties and energies to address different concerns of your life. Generally, crystals are determined by their colours, for example, red coloured crystals are known for energy, while pink crystals are known for bringing in emotions and sensitivity, and orange crystals for artistic skills.

Here we have rounded up such benefits of the crystals to help you find the right one:

Turquoise for Healing:

Turquoise has been known for its healing powers since ages. It is said to create an energetic bridge between the earth and heaven. In fact, many historical evidences show that it was used to bring the luck and protection in ancient times. According to many customs, turquoise should be given as a gift to multiply its healing properties.

Bloodstone for Energy:

Blood-stones belong to the family of red crystals that are known for energy and passion. In ancient times, bloodstone was worn as an amulet to purify the blood while it was used to remove poison from snakebites in medieval times.

The crystal is recommended for the lethargy, negative thoughts and self-doubt. It is also said that bloodstone promotes enthusiasm and emotional wellbeing.

Smoky Quarts to Move On:

Many healers believe that smoky quarts can ground the negative energy and negative thoughts as well. It is said to help a person moves on from disturbing thoughts and the beliefs that are holding him back. It drives out negative and blocked energy from your body. Once the old energy is removed, your body and mind are all set to receive the positive energy in the form of hope.

Rose Quartz for Love Life:

The beautiful rose quartz can improve your love life. In fact, it is known as the stone of unconditional love. You should keep the stone near your bedside.

Carnelian is for Creativity:

Carnelian is the stone of motivation, confidence and joy. In ancient times, it is worn by warriors for courage and physical power while Egyptian architects used to keep it to show their rank of builder. It was also used in the Middle Ages to activate the energy. Today, carnelian is considered as the stone of creativity as it helps release the creative energy. Its vibrant orange colour triggers you passion to go ahead to achieve the dreams.

Quartz Crystal for Clarity of Thoughts:

Quartz crystal is derived from silica, one of the common elements on the planet. In fact, human body is also made from silica, on a cellular level. It is said that quartz crystal combines with your body’s energy to promote health and healing. In many ancient civilizations, the stone was used to achieve the balance of the body and clarity of the mind. The crystal grounds negative energy and channelizes the energy to help you connect with light and clarity.

Celestite for Stress Reliving

Celestitie is borrowed from the Latin word caelestisthat means celestial. The divine blue colour of the crystal attracts the attention. It is used for spreading peace and happiness, which in turns relive the stress. You can place the stone in your bedroom for a restful sleep. A healer places celestite on your muscles to relax your stressed muscles.

Citrine

Also known as Success Stone and Merchant’s Stone, Citrine is the stone of happiness and luck. It is said to hold the energies of good fortune and good luck. It drives away negative energy and brings in positive energy. The stone inspires you to aim big, maintain a positive state of mind and achieve everything you want to have.

Aventurinefor Self Confidence and Optimism:

Aventurine crystals contain the constituents of quartz and various other minerals. They are found in Brazil, China, Nepal, Russia, India and Tibet. It is the stone of self-confidence and helps you get rid of the feelings of self-doubt. It releases the energy of the heart and attracts new opportunities for you. Aventurinealso boosts your confidence and optimism.

Bottom Line:

You must have understood that why the use of crystals is still relevant. If you are looking to shop the crystals, consider buying them from the reputed retailer or wholesale distributor in Australia. Besides, consult an experienced healer to know the right way to use the crystals.