God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
اللهم، امنحني السكينة لقبول الأشياء التي لا أستطيع تغييرها والشجاعة لتغيير الأشياء التي أستطيع تغييرها ، والحكمة لمعرفة الفرق بينهما.
A tree is known by its fruit; or, as we say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.
Poseidon, the wise one, was god of the Sea in ancient Greek religion, the child of titans Cronus and Rhea. He married Amphitrite, one of the granddaughters of the Titan Oceanus, but nevertheless have had many lovers of both sexes. His weapon was a trident, with which he could make the earth shake. After the fall of the Titan-gods, Poseidon and his brothers, Hades and Zeus, shared the world between themselves.
So after going through the entire Kingdom Hearts series, I’ve noticed
something. King Mickey was not born royalty; he married into royalty by
screwing around with the world order.
Mickey originally comes
from Timeless River, the “Steamboat Willie”-themed world where he’s a
deckhand with a reputation for being a lazy troublemaker. Nobody
mentions any kind of existing royalty in that world, and certainly
nobody treats Mickey like a prince, lazy or otherwise. We see early
versions of Pete, Horace Horsecollar, Clara Cluck, etc. but do you notice someone missing?
Minnie is not from Timeless River.
Minnie is princess of the Country
of the Musketeers, the “Three Musketeers”-themed world from Dream Drop Distance. We see
a younger Mickey here training to be a Musketeer on princess guard duty
but we know he isn’t native because he tells Sora as much. He doesn’t
understand when Sora calls him “Your Majesty”. If Mickey was a prince of
any kind, that title wouldn’t be weird. It’s also clear that this world
is not a version of Timeless River. (Though it does have a version of
Pete, which may or may not be the same Pete from the rest of the series considering he has a
peg leg in Country of the Musketeers. It’s kinda hard to grow back a leg. Then again, this is a series that runs on bloodless carnage and where people regularly come back from the dead, so who knows?)
later, in Yen Sid’s tower, we see an inexperienced Mickey as the
sorcerer’s apprentice. Again, Sora instinctively starts with “Your
Majesty” and Mickey is confused.
By the time Birth By Sleep rolls
around, Mickey is still an apprentice to Yen Sid but he’s a king now. He
and Minnie rule over Disney Town during the Million Dreams Festival, which is the newer incarnation of
Timeless River. And is not at all a shameless plug for Disneyland or reference to the Disney parks’ Year of a Million Dreams, up to
and including Ven being given actual goddamn park tickets.
(No I will not get over the blatant self-advertising.)
Disney Town goes on to become Disney Castle from KH1
So basically, Mickey pulled Minnie out of her own world and
back to his, where she reigned as queen and he married her and became
king. So that means that all these regal-looking pictures of mice on the
…are MINNIE’S ancestors, not Mickey’s. And also, since Disney
Castle was not inherited but was built during their lifetime, those
little 3-circle mouse heads everywhere?
Either it’s Mickey being phenomenally narcissistic, or more likely, they’re the royal seal of
So the worlds have to stay separated and their existences have to stay secret, right, Mick?
Unless you find a hot girl. Then you can totally bring her back to yours.
“This time round it struck me that Studio Ghibli had the world’s best studio in terms of potential. You can say that in terms of cinematography, computer graphics, sound recording, personal connections and sincerity toward the work … in every aspect really. But having said that, we’re just a group of average people with poor skills.” (- Hayao Miyazaki) (Open images in new tab!!)
“On a pilgrimage you learn to depend on a higher source. You learn that
you cannot depend on anything else for your safety or for your peaceful
life. All other things, though they are around, can only help you to a
certain extent. They are limited. The ultimate help comes from the God