bullfighters

Oh noes! The gang’s trapped inside a video game!

And because Warner Brothers had zero idea how game development works, the gang has to play through every level to reach the end.

To escape a level, all they have to do is touch the box of Scooby Snacks. Easy!

They get teleported into a Roman colosseum level,

–and… well, I’m not saying that their methods of winning are inefficient, but the gang manages to…

1. Have a chariot race,

2. Get Shaggy caught in a net,

3. Do some bullfighting with a lion,

4. Waste a bunch of time chitchatting while Shaggy’s life is in massive danger,

5. Hatch and execute a plan to lock away the lion,

6. Waste even more time chitchatting while all their lives are in massive danger,

7. Cause a giant dust storm,

8. Go pole vaulting,

9. Impersonate an emperor,

and 10. Nearly get cut in half…

…all because they weren’t willing to walk the 30 feet to go touch the Scooby Snacks that were available, unguarded, literally the entire time.

apparently people think that guy Viktor from Yuri on Ice would skate around with fireworks shooting out of his skates, so here are some more “extra” things Alexei Yagudin has done in his life, for inspiration:

hung 20 feet in the air above an ice rink with no safety harness or net

won the olympics a few months after suffering from an eating disorder

fought a fucking bull

was set on fire

landed a triple jump 3 months after having his entire right hip replaced

got mooched by perfect human being Stéphane Lambiel

this has been a PSA.

Taurus - The Battle inside the Bull

The bull arena is circular like the zodiac, with the crowd watching in. The crowd is the other 11 signs of the zodiac, watching in in awe. They are ready to see a battle between pure, animalistic carnal desire and beautiful, cultivated intuition. By nature, the bull is stimulated by its senses. The red cape is the trigger, much like the sensory infatuation of Taurus, their natural erotic response to animalistic desires, their body craving nourishment through consumption. Taurus is also traditional sign of material abundance. Bullfighting was once a recreation reserved for the rich. 

The zodiac is watching a great battle in Taurus in the arena. They are watching the intensive inner work Taurus must undertake for themselves, and by themselves. Taurus must abolish their fleeting earthly vices and satisfactions, the demands of the animal for something that cannot be touched. The audience watches the Taurus gracefully, convincingly, and masterfully subduing this animalistic appetite, the one we are all forced to confront and imitate Taurus as guidance. But this is not a combat battle. It’s not about Taurus obliterating or destroying part of their inherent essence. This sort of destructive tendency is a part of the animal itself. So the line is ultra fine. This isn’t a fight for Taurus. It involves gracious restrain, sublimation, and the transformation of energies. This energy is all seeing, all knowing, and all feeling, the ancient’s remarked this as a tool of ascension. There is a good reason why the Atlantean’s worshipped the Bull, they were very aware of its spiritual reverence. The art of the Taurus life is to facilitate the opening of the ‘eye’, the Buddha’s 3rd eye, transfiguring material desire and energy into awareness. I wonder if this is why they call it ‘bull’s eye’

-C.

[art: Xue Wang]