Annular Solar Eclipse over New Mexico : What is this person doing? In 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun was visible over a narrow path that crossed the northern Pacific Ocean and several western US states. In an annular solar eclipse, the Moon is too far from the Earth to block out the entire Sun, leaving the Sun peeking out over the Moons disk in a ring of fire. To capture this unusual solar event, an industrious photographer drove from Arizona to New Mexico to find just the right vista. After setting up and just as the eclipsed Sun was setting over a ridge about 0.5 kilometers away, a person unknowingly walked right into the shot. Although grateful for the unexpected human element, the photographer never learned the identity of the silhouetted interloper. It appears likely, though, that the person is holding a circular device that would enable them to get their own view of the eclipse. The shot was taken at sunset on 2012 May 20 at 7:36 pm local time from a park near Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Tomorrow another annular solar eclipse will become visible, this time along a path crossing Africa and Madagascar. via NASA
Impressionism was a 19th-century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists whose independent exhibitions brought them to prominence in the 1870s and 1880s. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a Claude Monet work, Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant), which provoked the critic Louis Leroy to coin the term in a satiric review published in Le Charivari. Characteristics of Impressionist paintings include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on the accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, the inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.
Just because I enjoy reading Killing Stalking doesn’t mean I condone their relationship. Or that I think Sangwoo is a good person. Both characters are deeply flawed and have human like elements. I know when to separate fiction from reality. There’s a reason horror movies are so popular. And why people enjoy reading Stephen King novels.
Also, I already have people accusing me of being a hetero who fetishizes the lgbt community simply because I like both Yuri on Ice and Killing Stalking.
One, I’m not straight. Two, I enjoy the healthy relationship between Yuuri and Victor. I am pro any relationship that is healthy and good. Three, I did not read Killing Stalking for the so called yaoi. I read because everyone couldn’t stop talking about it and I appreciate a well done story with certain thematic elements. Please be reasonable with your accusations. Thank you.
Stories and fairy tales have an ancient origin. Many stories are timeless, and involve characters we see repeatedly, we become enraptured in their journey and vision, they are characters we both aspire to be and to avoid becoming. Variants of these fairy tales have emerged from different cultures all around the world. These centre on the same human qualities, mythic elements and experience. These are dramatized through Disney and plays and fiction novels and movies. They are also resonant in astrology, another rich form of storytelling and magic, and involves each of us as individuals. The characters that we meet again and again represent archetypes within ourselves and those we meet throughout life. We are familiar with all of these characters, in the same way we are intimate with each archetype that expresses from within, sculpted through years of mythology and astrological infusion.
We meet sooty Cinderella in Capricorn, a devotee to labor against fierce obstruction, the signature Saturn loss of the father, the dark Moon and Cancer in her evil stepmother. And finally we experience the crown of glory that awaits with patience, the fairy godmother we also meet in Cancer, that which is the enchanted guardian. We meet Peter Pan in Gemini, a reunion of everlasting youth and imagination, and a shadow that follows hauntingly, a reminder of duality. We long for Prince Charming in Libra, a valiant combatant who comes to the rescue and promises true love. This is our tendency to become swept away in ideals, it also symbolizes the moment we experience true love’s kiss, in all its magnificence. And there is the mirror mirror of beauty and vanity in Venus, Taurus, and Libra. We are faced with the Aries inside us when Hansel and Gretel are forced to leave home. Abandoned and alone, two children are thrust into a battle of survival, lured in by naivety and innocence. We meet Scorpio and Pluto in Beauty and the Beast, Scorpio exemplifying both, the ravishing beauty and the monster inside all of us we are forced to love and find love with and eventually transform. In The Little Mermaid, we meet Pisces, a longing for escape to be a part of a brand new world. Contained in a body that seems foreign. We find Aquarius in Robin Hood, the social reformist, the rebel who stole from the rich to give to the poor. Jupiter and the fortune of Sagittarius appear in a genie lamp with grandiose generosity. in Virgo, we find the wise helper inside, like the voice of conscience in Pinocchio. In Leo, there is the child that knows very well that while these stories may be unreal they are not untrue. It reunites us to the part of ourselves that holds onto magic and goodness.
And these emerge again and again, the same intrinsic character expressing in different forms across different cultures. There is always the hero, the villain, the heroine, and the joker, the oracle, and so on. These are emanations of our different expressions of consciousness, the same way as in astrology we identify with our inner hero in our Mars sign, our masked hero through Pluto, our heroine through Venus, our joker through Mercury, our rogue hero in Aquarius and Uranus, the evil stepmother and the fairy godmother in the Moon and Saturn, our prophesier in Neptune, our lucky star in Jupiter, and we can make our whole world Disneyland with the Sun.
I don’t think that identity is purely determined by race and if a story wants to focus on other things that are important to the narrative, that’s great. But it’s not harmful to say that ethnicity plays an important part in identity and that that part of the story matters. It’s not fodder for humor, it’s just another unique and beautiful element of humanity. Hopefully, we celebrate that. And we’re also a comedy! We want that comedy to be great and warm in our show, which Randall and I both found important.
And even though someone like Felix is being attacked and he’s a lightning rod for hate, whether or not that’s a fault of his own actions or the society we live in, that doesn’t matter to me. Because what I’m talking about is the most basic human element, the one rule that I know, very deep down - is that we are all equal, and deserve to be treated with respect.
Lewis De Claremont - Four-fold illustrated distinction between Man, Chiram, Lucifer, and Satan (Correlation between 4 Incarnations of the Devil and the Human Body), “Legends Of Incense, Herb, And Oil Magic”, 1966.
Is Sherlock Holmes going soft? Benedict Cumberbatch explained to an audience of British grandees in London that his character has been on a journey of enlightenment over the past three seasons of “Sherlock,” and in season four, which premieres on New Year’s Day, audiences will see him humanized further, or as one journalist crudely put it: “He’s slightly less of a d**k.”
“He is becoming slightly more… well, in a very clear way… responsible for his actions,” Cumberbatch explained during an onstage discussion that followed a screening of “The Six Thatchers,” the opening episode of season four.
“But I think he understands that it’s a slow, slow process that began in the very first instance when he met John [Doctor Watson], who supplies the missing piece of that jigsaw that is him. That friendship, that partnership in crime, has been the humanizing element all the way through [the three seasons], and I think he is now becoming more of a human-being.”
“As he’s evolving he loses sight of what he is letting go of, which is this very cold, results at all cost [approach], all about the end-game, rather than how he gets there, and who he tramples over. And because he is so loyal to somebody he cares about, he’s blind-sided himself with his own humanity.”
Watson, played by Martin Freeman, also shows a different, flawed, side of his personality in this new season. “It is always interesting to play shades of people,” Freeman said. “There’s a lot of talk, and understandable talk, that John is this reliable, very steadfast character, which he is, generally speaking, but he is someone who has weaknesses and is at fault at times.”
Or, as the panel moderator, Heat magazine’s Boyd Hilton, summarized it: “Doctor Watson becomes slightly more of a d**k.”
Episode one of the new season of “Sherlock,” “The Six Thatchers,” airs on Jan. 1 on MASTERPIECE on PBS. The show, which has won 12 BAFTAs, nine Emmys and a Peabody Award, has been sold to more than 240 territories around the world.