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SnK - AoT New Ending Analyze!

Cause that is my favorite thing to do.

But first, a little warning if you are an anime only fan!

Originally posted by ithelpstodream

Major manga spoilers.

You know what to do better than me.

Scroll down, this post does not exist for you.

For others, guess who screenshotted every single scene of new ending and meta all the way?

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What Studio Ponoc’s debut could mean for Studio Ghibli’s uncertain future.

The last four years have been confusing times for Studio Ghibli fans and anime enthusiasts in general. First, in 2013, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, who is also one of Ghibli’s co-founders, announced his retirement following the release of his film The Wind Rises. The studio still co-produced the computer-animated series Sanzoku no Musume the following year, but then a few months later another co-founder, Toshio Suzuki, declared the company would take a “brief pause” to restructure in the wake of Miyazaki’s departure — which, in turn, lead to speculation about the company’s future and whether they would ever produce animated feature films again.

In 2015, lead producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, along with several staff members, left Ghibli and founded Studio Ponoc. And now this year sees the release of their first movie, Mary and the Witch’s Flower. The animated feature is based on Mary Stewart’s novel “The Little Broomstick,” which tells the story of a young girl who, led by a black cat named Tib, finds a mysterious magic flower and a broomstick in the woods. The broomstick takes her to Endor College, where nothing is as it seems.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower was helmed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who previously directed Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and When Marnie Was There. He also wrote the screenplay with Riko Sakaguchi, who previously scripted Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Nishimura is credited as producer, and other Ghibli collaborators such as music composer Takatsugu Muramatsu (When Marnie Was There) are also part of the team.

Meanwhile, both Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki have still been active in the past couple of years. Ghibli co-produced the 2016 Academy Award nominee The Red Turtle, and Miyazaki is working on a 12-minute short film called Boro the Caterpillar (his first approach to CG animation) and confirmation earlier this year that he is on the road back out of retirement working on a new feature length film with the studio. But the future of the animation house remains undefined, which makes the prospect of a Ghibli alumni-produced film even more promising.

When Miyazaki announced his retirement, both fans and the media took the news with some skepticism. It wasn’t the first time the filmmaker talked about calling it quits, and even he was aware of the frequency of the comment, to the point that he clarified that “this time, I mean it.” Although Miyazaki’s relationship with work is complex — his idea of retirement is to keep creating, only without the pressure of a deadline and to maybe, maybe have a free weekend every now and then — part of what granted more credit to his statement was Ghibli stopping production.

Even though Ghibli’s pause ultimately resulted in the departure of several staff members and the creation of Ponoc, this crossroad was a point that the company would inevitably reach with or without Miyazaki’s retirement. Unlike other animation houses, Ghibli usually retained a large portion of full-time staff, which translated to nearly considerable annual personnel expenses. While Ghibli is far from bankruptcy, part of its economic balance is intimately linked to the financial success of Miyazaki’s projects. Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There grossed just $34.1M, which is a very respectable box office revenue but doesn’t quite compare to the usual take for a Miyazaki film, which often topped $100M. Whether Miyazaki decided to retire early or later, the studio would eventually have to make important changes in the way it operates.

Moreover, the generational gap is closing in on the studio as well. Ghibli’s founders, including Miyazaki, Suzuki, and Isao Takahata, are well into their golden years (76, 68, and 81, respectively), and the company celebrated its 32nd anniversary last June. At Ponoc, Nishimura is only 39 and Yonebayashi is 44, and like Takahata and Miyazaki in Ghibli’s heyday, both have considerable experience in filmmaking (Yonebayashi also worked as an animator on Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and many others, while Nishimura produced Howl’s Moving Castle, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and When Marnie Was There).

But it’s not only their (relative) youth or their professional credentials that leads to think that Ponoc and this second-generation of Ghibli alumni might help carry on the animation house’s tradition. Mary and the Witch’s Flower also seems to share some of Miyazaki’s trademark themes and motifs, such as a young female leading character and humanity’s relationship with nature. Likewise, the company’s name is the Croatian word for ‘midnight’, which has been interpreted as “the beginning of a new day,” in similar fashion as Ghibli’s.

While it is still early to determine the full success of Mary and the Witch’s Flower and Studio Ponoc — the movie did open pretty well in Japan last month — there is reason to believe that they might be the new wind blowing life into Studio Ghibli’s legacy in the middle of an uncertain future.

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“I come to you with an olive branch. You may know me. You certainly know of my creator… I am David, son of the late Peter Weyland, your company’s founder. Following his vision, I’ve gone to the far edges of space. And with the aid of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, I found a rotting paradise. I washed this world clean as a gift to her. We could have built anew; a second Eden. But she refused.”

… For those of you who enjoy The Sims 3, my best friend is back on simblr! She’s posting a new legacy (the founder is so cute!), and uploading new houses. I’ve seen some of her Halloween WIPs and they’re incredible. Go follow her, if you’re interested! ► CHECKMAR

It continues to amaze me that people cannot see that Islam and Christianity different in their very essences.  Look to the founders of each religion, their sayings and their deeds.  Look at the lives of their immediate followers.

Jesus healed the infirm, saved repentant sinners from death, suffered greatly for the sake of others and forgave those who were unjust towards him.  He owned no lands, possessed hardly any wealth, took no wife nor concubine, and was content to be despised by those in authority rather than seek to gain earthly authority for himself.  He taught his followers to love God and neighbor.  The Apostles went across the known world at that time, from Spain to North Africa to India.  They came not with armies, but only the teaching Jesus had taught them, and the relation of their own experience.  Many were willing to die for the faith, not in the glory of battle but rather executed as though a criminal.

Muhammad and his followers, conversely, were like any other men, with utmost care paid to worldly concerns: women, slaves, possessions, and political authority.  The nations which are Islamic today became Islamic by the sword, and to this day Islam proclaims that apostates are to be put to death.  

The contrast with Christianity could hardly be more stark.

The problem with saying “both sides have bad people” is that in one case, the bad people are failing to follow the tenets of their religion, whereas in the other, the bad people are following the example of their religion’s founder and early followers.  

Yes, a person can be authentically Muslim and not be an ISIS fanatic/whacko, but because there exists no centralized Islamic authority, and because the Islamic State version can be quite plausibly be viewed as authentic based on the texts/traditions of Islam, it’s going to be beyond difficult to eliminate violent radicals.

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Elephant follow a woman riding a bicycle

Here’s a really cute video from Elephant Nature Park. First we see the packys following founder & friend Lek Chailert on her bicycle, as she leads them to some tasty snacks. Then at one point, the packy Faamai tries so desperately to give Lek a hug, even when she’s busy. At one point, Faamai even walks backwards! This is all set to music that’d work in a French movie.

12 Tips For Landing A Job At A Hot Startup

A job at a startup can be exhilarating, exhausting, rewarding, and nerve wracking. Here’s a dozen concrete tips for finding promising startups and landing a great job:

1. Establish a Quality LinkedIn Profile

2. Get on Email Lists That Provide StartUp News

3. Understand the Startup Culture and Ideas

4. Attend Networking and StartUp Events

5. Check out Angel List (an online resource that allows you to apply for startup jobs)

6. Connect With Startup Recruiters

7. Email the CEO, Founder, or Key Executive

8. Follow Up

9. Make Sure You Are Prepared for the Interview

10. Send a Thank You Note After the Interview

Two more tips for landing a job at a startup >

1. BE someone who is intentional first - Pr. 3:3-4

For some, being a Christian means going to church, because that’s something that people in their family do, or people in their culture do. For some, being a Christian is liking scriptures on social media because they are nice little inspirational sayings. But when we really truly decide to live for God through our relationship with Jesus (John 3:16), our lives have greater meaning because we know that God loves us and we where we are headed (Phil. 3:14). THIS is the kind of person you want to be in a relationship with, but focus on BEING that person first. Be an example and you will attract that. Even when it comes down to texting or hanging out with guys for significant periods of time…ask yourself “why” before you do anything. Not because you’re policing yourself, but because you KNOW what you’re worth now! And don’t just do it to attract others, but because you know in your heart that you have a desire to strive for more by living for God.

2. Never settle for less - 1 Co. 10:31

If you’ve been talking to a guy for weeks or months and all he wants to do is “talk” or “be friends,” it might be a time to define what this “talking”/“friendship”/situationship is. Do you often find yourself anticipating his text or the next time you’re going to see him? Do you find him attractive? Have you talked with your friends about the possibility of being in a relationship with him? If you answered yes to any of these, you are likely developing feelings that are more than just friendship. It’s natural to feel this way about someone you care about, but if that person doesn’t care enough to tell you where they are leading your heart, it might be time to back away. It doesn’t mean he’s a mean person. Perhaps he truly just don’t know what he wants. But he doesn’t get to lead you on while trying to figure it out.

3. There ARE intentional men out there -1 Sam. 16:7

There are godly intentional men out there. But understand that what makes him that way is not his job, looks, status–it’s the man of God he is. So wait on that! It’s better that than to let someone toss your heart around!

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Twisted fairy tales: Aurora, dawn of a new age

Aurora signed up for the Sleep Personality Improvement and Developing Longevity Existence (SPINDLE) cryogenics program when she was 16 in 2018. Sleeping for years had seemed perfect back then; her parents were dead, the world was falling to shit, and the smoggy atmosphere made it difficult to breathe without costly oxygen masks. Plus she’d be given a set of active mind programs that meant learning cool shit without actually needing to do anything. It had seemed too good to be true when the technicians promised she’d only be woken when the world had repaired itself.

A hundred years later, Aurora saw for herself that the world had done exactly that. Instead of waking to buildings and freeways (and at least one flying car; seriously it was 2018 and there wasn’t a single flying car?!), Aurora woke to forests and streams, no flying cars in sight. It wasn’t all bad, though. While she’d slept, SPINDLE had kept her body free from disease and, as promised, her mind active. She missed the bubonic plague of 2025 (the result of anti-vaxxers who’d preferred that their child died rather than care for a child with mental disabilities; if they were going down, so was the rest of the world), and narrowly avoided a nuclear war thanks to the eradication of politicians in 2020.

As for the programs SPINDLE had added in her brain, well, Aurora didn’t really know what to do with all of the new information. She’d initially chosen only a few programs that seemed interesting, but since she’d slept for so long, the technicians had decided to just keep adding new programs when her brain waves stopped fluctuating for more than a few days. Now her mind was overflowing with information and she could barely keep up, her mind desperately trying to process the information while she was awake. She had to work through a series of exercises to improve her muscle tone - cryogenics could only do so much, after all - and while Aurora instinctively knew all of the moves, her body didn’t. Her trainer within the SPINDLE organisation was a man named Charming who was anything but charming. Aurora found that training with Charming was a bitch, mostly because she always seemed to end up flat on her back. Besides, Charming only ever called her sleeping beauty, which wasn’t as cutesy as it sounded when coming out of his sarcastic mouth.

You know how to do this, it’s all there in your pretty little head, sleeping beauty. Now stop thinking and do it already!

She usually went to bed sore and aching, and wishing she’d spent another hundred years sleeping just to avoid Charming.

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So excited to get inkskinned’s book in the mail! Honestly one of my favourite writers. Through her, I found so many words I can relate to and other words that inspire me. I’ve read the whole book already and it was great to re-read some of my favourites and re-discover other poems of hers.

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INTRODUCING THE BRANDED NETWORK THE MOST ELITE NETWORK ON TUMBLR 

BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE NETWORK:

YOU GET TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS LIKE HOW FUN IS THAT

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YOU HAVE TO BE FOLLOWING THE FOUNDER(ME VIBRINT) I WILL CHECK, OR ELSE YOU WILL HAVE NO CHANCE

YOU CAN REBLOG AS MANY TIMES AS YOU WANT THE MORE THE MERRIER:)

YOU CAN LIKE IT TO BOOKMARK IT BUT IT WON’T BE COUNTED

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blogrates and fancasts

so like I said, I’d do some fun stuff for reaching my first 1k followers. rules are pretty simple:

  • mbf this nerd
  • reblog this post
  • tell me if you want a blog rate or fancast (or both)
  • if you want a fancast, also send me your seflie tag or submit a photo
  • I really want to follow more blogs so please let there be more than like 20 notes

blog rates will look like:
url: dursley | silver trio | golden trio | marauders | founders |
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theme: dursley | silver trio | golden trio | marauders | founders |
posts: dursley | silver trio | golden trio | marauders | founders |
overall: dursley | silver trio | golden trio | marauders | founders |
am I following? no sorry, ily | i am now, wow | yup | until the very end |
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