God there’s so much going on here and it’s so hard to cap, so you’ll have to bear with me.
The tone of this whole thing is so powerful, we can hear the whir of the elevator get LOUDER AND LOUDER as it careens downwards, but Mikage’s elevator ride isn’t like the others at all, there’s no break, no dark moment of the soul, but there’s this quiet resignation that is a million times more terrifying in him.
This moment of unreality with Mamiya passing him the black rose through his memories is so beautiful and wonderful, and it’s not only Utena’s memories acting upon her, and on her current, self, but it definitely is him, and the show is absolutely unshirking in showing us that, and how it is a keen driver, and if you hadn’t called into question Utena’s motivations BEFORe this episode, I think the work the show is doing with Mikage would absolutely drive you toward that. Mikage sees Tokiko in everyone the way that Utena sees the prince in everyone, and it’s just as consuming.
I’ve not thought a TON about the “Power of Dios” and what it might mean, honestly, other than “something to fight about” and the allusion to God, but I’m so curious here as to what makes Mikage think that she’s closer to the power of Dios than any of them. Is it her simply being the current champion? If Saionji were still champion, would he be having these feelings about Saionji? Or is the implication that one can only remain champion by inherent Dios-like power? I’ve always wondered about how much control Anthy has in this, did Utena beat Saionji with A FUCKING STICK because Anthy WANTED her to?
I DON’T KNOW BUT I’M THINKING.
Please note I haven’t seen anything past this and am watching spoiler free! Please don’t confirm, deny, or explain anything to me! Even if I should be able to figure it out based on past episodes! Even if it’s cultural! Even if there is no answer! It ruins it for everyone when I get spoiled!
Hey, I read D's intro page saying you like drawing! I looove art. For visual art, I like especially anything that focuses on human anatomy. Just love the skin, muscles, bones, earth colors. I'm easily impressed with details and brilliant use of lights, anything that captures reality. I have Taurus Venus 6H lol, Saturn 5H. Question for everyone; do you guys see any similarities or connection to your Venus regarding what type/element of art you are attracted to? Or maybe your 5H?
Heya anon! This question is really good, I love the ammount of thought and connections you made to bring up this subject, well done!
And interesting, about your placement. I can most certainly see house VI vibes mixing on with Venus for you to shape out realism as being defining in how you apreciate art. For me… it’s a little bit abstract, I think. Maybe blame my Aries Venus house 5 for this, but to me art depends on how mentally/conceptually/emotionally stimulating it is, I guess? I think above all what most fascinates me is the process of creation and execution of the artist; Even if i’m not actually there mind you, but any work of art that leads me to think about the artist behind it and how he felt, what connections his mind made, his little quirks and the twists he put on previous knowledge to summon a new work, this works are the ones I’m attracted to.
I like art that puts me in this little mindgame of appreciation and I dislike art that makes me feel like the artist hasn’t expanded in some way by doing it, you know? I’m all over the place about any specific elements or types, really, my favorite styles change all the time so I’m not going to say anything on that part.
Although I can say, you talked about brilliant use of lights, right? I’ve taken absurds ammounts of screenshots of this game I’m playing currently just because I feel their use of lights on scenery is phenomenal, and I’m thinking about trying to make something with it. About bodies and realism, I gotta comment also that there is this animation i’m kinda obsessed with lately called Ping Pong The Animation that has an amazing style that crosses so well minimalism with realism. Been trying to get V to watch it, we’ll see! Art that captures the body, be it realist or abstract, or even a cross between them, I’m a sucker for those, lol Sorry for the huge wall-of-text-esque answer, but I couldn’t write any less because this is a topic that entangles itself in my general way of going about life, you know. I kinda get excited and go out of my way to say a lot of things >.< I hope this serves as an example of how I see my energy of Aries Venus on 5th, on a more broad level without having to label it too much, that just isn’t my style. Thanks for the fun question!
Aries; please don’t think that you’re not wanted, or loved. People need you, we need your fire and ambition; you light up the room and make everyone forget their worries.
Taurus; you will find someone to love as much as you love them, do not fret over romance. It will come to you in good time, you are like mother nature itself; beautiful but dangerous.
Gemini; do not regret the things you could have or have done, live for the present. You are a fresh breeze of renewal, just because you messed up in the past does not mean you can’t change the future. All will be forgotten and forgiven soon.
Cancer; don’t sit back and let things happen, you were born a revolutionary; a true leader! People respect you, you see something you hate - do something about it. Everyone will follow, don’t doubt your abilities.
Leo; you don’t always need to be a leader, it’s fine to be an introvert! You don’t always need to be the “popular one”, if you don’t feel like going out, then don’t. Do not feel pressured by expectations, everyone loves you.
Virgo; stop worrying! Everything doesn’t need to make sense or be immaculate, things will fall into place because everything happens for a reason. You’re great with everyone, you don’t need to be perfect.
Libra; it is natural to be insecure, do not hide it! you are beautiful when you share your insecurities, no one will judge you. It’s hard to put a happy face all the time, just be you.
Scorpio; DO NOT THINK YOURE NOT GOOD ENOUGH! You are perfect, and need to come to terms with yourself. You cannot love someone else before you love yourself. You are beautiful.
Sagittarius; you are not alone! It’s okay to be scared of loneliness, being alone can help sometimes but you have people who adore you and will help you get through anything! Just open up a little.
Capricorn; material things can’t give you pure happiness, you don’t need loads of friends to be happy. Love the precious gifts that are free, you give people a sense of comfort. Live for that.
Aquarius; you do not need to be flawless! Everyone has negative traits, and that’s normal. You don’t have to be the perfect son/daughter it’s fine to let loose and be something else. You can do whatever you want.
Pisces; do not be scared of what you say! you tread so carefully around the way you act, worrying that you might do/say something wrong. Be loud or obnoxious or even harsh, do not fret over what people think of you. Your pure innocence over laps any negative traits you own.
please love yourself, you are not worthless in any way. I hope you enjoyed this post❤️
“Clark Gable and Carole Lombard are weeping! They don’t know what hit them. What hit them was that they crossed the barrier…from the life they live to the internal world where myth lives in all of us…and Disney provides the passage. And it ain’t kids’ stuff.”
PBS American Experience: Walt Disney on the world premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
My piece for the Style!!! on ICE zine! I wanted to play with some 1950′s fashion and I thought the fun colors, patterns, and silhouettes fit Mila and Sara perfectly. Thank you so much to @styleoniceartbook for having me and organizing this amazing project!! ♡
Day one: Literally just 24 hours of achilles hugging patroclus and crying
Day two: Achilles switching between “I’m so sorry Patroclus, I’m so sorry” and “I love you so much, you have no idea how much I love you” and Pat switching between “Shh, it’s ok” and “I know, I love you too”
Day three: Achilles petting Patroclus’ hair and just looking at him
Day four: Talking about the time they spent apart while holding onto each other
Day five: Probably Achilles cries some more
Day six-forever: Forgetting all the bad things that happened and disgusting everyone else in Elysium with how in love they are.