humans can love nature

The 12th House

sun in 12th: compassionate, insecure, imaginative, creative, confused, introverted, sensitive, reserved, hard working, wise, calm, dreamy, mystical, misunderstood, illusive, martyr

moon in 12th: spiritual, intuitive, withdrawn, emotional, closed off, perceptive, caring, vulnerable, secluded, lonely, private, quiet, unsatisfied, hidden

jupiter in 12th: humanitarian, generous, strong morals, intuitive, optimistic, spiritual, lucky, prefers to be alone, selfless, understands the world on a deeper level

mercury in 12th: sensitive mind, introspective thoughts, imaginative, talented writers, creative, knowledgeable, overwhelmed, anxious, overthinker, disconnected

venus in 12th: sympathetic, loving, compassionate, guarded, feels lonely, people pleaser, hurt easily, mysterious, reserved, slow to trust but quick to love

mars in 12th: self-motivated, private, fights for beliefs, doesn’t like to show anger, hates confrontation, kind, creative, hides true feelings, spiritual, intuitive, compassionate

saturn in 12th: artistic, old soul, intuitive, selfless, feels trapped, self sacrificing, compassionate, empathic, understanding, healing

uranus in 12th: ‘closet rebel’, inventive, insightful, unique, misfit, revolutionary spirit, self-defeating, scared of not having freedom, fear of judgement, contradictory

neptune in 12th: highly sensitive, dreamy, unrealistic, feels like they don’t belong, thick-skinned, escapist, intuitive, artistic, gifted

pluto in 12th: hides who they really are, psychic, powerful but hides it, naturally spiritual, passionate, hates not having control, prefers fantasy over reality


aries in 12th: energetic in seclusion, less competitive, inwardly aggressive, works best behind the scenes, excellent strategist

taurus in 12th: anxious about finances, inwardly fearful, sees the ‘heart of the matter’, indecisive outwardly, indulgent

gemini in 12th: active mind in seclusion, lets emotions cloud judgement; impulsive, knows how things should come together by instinct

cancer in 12th: hides emotions, can be taken for granted, compassionate, seeks to help those in distress, can smother people unknowingly

leo in 12th: inwardly powerful, doesn’t show off, loves humanity, manipulative, forceful but subtle

virgo in 12th: critical subconsciously, concerned about health, insensitive, wants to find a cure for everything; wants to fix everything

libra in 12th: fears depending on others, introverted, can be detached, too idealistic about others, spiritually gifted

scorpio in 12th: subconsciously powerful, guarded secrets, quietly mysterious, outwardly down to earth, incredible inner thoughts

sagittarius in 12th: subconsciously good at planning, privately religious/ philosophical, stoic character, feels a need to find the universal truth, deeper knowledge

capricorn in 12th: subconsciously conservative, never feels complete; feels inadequate, detached, can be manipulative

aquarius in 12th: interested in the subconscious, dreamer; can get lost in dreams,  humane nature, loves helping others

pisces in 12th: compassionate, soft inner self, sensitive to others; empathic, outwardly aggressive, inwardly a dreamer, has difficulty expressing themselves, prone to self-destruction

I have a weakness for characters who’s defining feature is a capacity for love that for all intents and purposes shouldn’t even exist. When it comes down to it, this is why Cas is my favourite character.

Castiel is an ancient disembodied being, who has witnessed the evolution of life on earth from the very beginning, but who somehow fell in love with a human being who’s lifespan must feel like a mere blip in time to someone as old as him.

When thinking about it this way, I even kind of get why most angels are “dicks”. Why should they care about individual humans when they have been here millions of years before them and expect to still be here after humans have long gone extinct. That’s why even the angels who were more on the friendly side, always acted a little aloof. The only equivalent I can think of is a human being who loves nature and wants to preserve a certain species of insects. That person wouldn’t love an individual animal of that species, but care for the species as a whole.

But then there is Cas. Who somehow loves his human family so much, that he would gladly give his eternal life for them and has done so many times already.

Can you imagine loving something with the lifespan of a mayfly? No? Then consider the capacity for love within Cas and explain to me how some people can not admire him for the truly miraculous creature he is.

The Last Jedi Teaser Poster Anyalsis

Worth a Thousand Words

An Analysis of The Last Jedi Teaser Poster

Having just returned home from Star Wars Celebration: Orlando, I am filled with emotions, excitement and anticipation for the next installment of the Skywalker family saga. I was fortunately enough sit in the The Last Jedi panel, after 20 hours of sitting on a concrete floor, and an additional 10 hours before hand, queueing outside. However, that panel was worth every second of the wait time. And while most people will say the long anticipated teaser trailer stole the show, as an artist and illustrator, for me, the star of the show was the teaser poster, that was also revealed.




My jaw literally dropped as I stood in stunned silence as the crowd cheered around me. In fact, my line buddy, a member of the 501st by the name of Matt, repeatedly asked if I was okay as stood agape at the poster, amazed in it’s brilliant design as well as very clear and intentional use of visual story telling. I was flabbergasted at the bold choices made by Lucasfilm in this teaser poster, and I do believe that this is more of an indicator of the film’s story, rather than the trailer. This poster tells us, the viewer, everything we need to know about the direction of the upcoming movie, as well as helps dispel the rumors that The Last Jedi will be nothing more than a carbon clone of The Empire Strikes Back.

Before I go into detail I just want to say that it’s no secret that I ship reylo, however, for the purposes of this discussion, I am setting aside my implicit biases and talking about the facts stated in this poster, rather than fan speculation and conjecture.

First and foremost, what stood out to me is the simplicity in the poster’s design. We see only three characters, Rey, Luke and Kylo Ren. After doing extensive research, I found that this is the ONLY poster with just three characters. All previous Star Wars posters depict the main ensemble of cast members, as far back as 1979’s A New Hope. Never before has a Star Wars poster depicted only three members of the cast, and it is a clear statement that these three characters are the most important in relation to the story. There is also a not so subtle nod to Luke Skywalker in the original promotional theatrical poster for A New Hope. Both Rey and Luke are positioned in almost the same spacial area, in the same pose, with an ignited light saber raised up. For Luke, this symbolized his acceptance of his heroic journey, and the inherent power he possessed. For Rey, however, the meaning is vastly different. The sequel trilogy is very much about passing the torch from the old generation to the new, and unlike in The Force Awakens, Rey is present and accepting of that power, physically and metaphorically, in The Last Jedi, the second installment, rather than the first. Rey is our new hero, now heroine, embarking on her own heroine’s journey.



Now I know not many fans like Kylo Ren, and in fact they perceive him as a whiny emo cry baby, trying his best (and failing) to emulate Grandpa Vader, but his importance in the story cannot be overstated! He is the descendent of Darth Vader, and Leia Organa, and as much as most fans dislike him, that’s just simply a fact! The Star Wars trilogy movies are about the Skywalker family, and he is the new Skywalker of the trilogy. He is important to the cinematic universe as a whole, and characters from the The Force Awakens who easily had double the amount of screen time as him, such as Finn, were purposefully omitted from the poster in lieu of Kylo Ren. Regardless of how much fans like his character, he is going to play a very impactful role in the film to come. I know that he is not the most important character or the focal point of the poster, however, given the overly negative response he solicits from fans, I felt that it is important and necessary to make my position, and the poster’s narrative clear; even if you don’t like his character, Kylo Ren is a key player in the Skywalker family saga, and the cinematic universe as a whole.

When analyzing any piece of artwork, regardless of the the medium, the best jumping off point is the focal point. In The Last Jedi teaser poster, the viewer’s eye is immediately drawn to Rey, brought forth by the strong contrast of the blue halo of light emitting from her lightsaber. In terms of visual hierarchy and storytelling, she is the most important element to not only the poster, but in the movie it represents. Her position, in the lower center of the foreground suggests that she is the most grounded of the three characters, and thus the one that we, as the viewer, is meant to relate to the most. However, she is removed from both Luke and Kylo, positioned below them, which indicates that she was not a initially part of their conflict. And originally, she wasn’t. Rey was just a scavenger, abandoned by her parents on Jakku, struggling each day to survive. At that point, Rey didn’t know or care about the Force, Resistance or the First Order. Her primary goals and motivations were pure and simple, survival.

This coincides with the backstory indicated in not only The Force Awakens but also in Claudia Grey’s novel, Bloodline. There are no indication that either men knew who Rey was or her origins until she found BB-8 and became tangled in fight with the First Order. Luke and Kylo have a contentious and tumultuous past, filled with conflict and anger, as they stand on opposite sides of Rey’s light saber. This is a visual metaphor for the Force, and where Luke and Kylo represent the Light side, and Dark side respectively. Separating them is Rey, and the light of her saber. Although she is removed from their history, Rey has been flung into the foreground of the struggle between opposing sides of the Force. She is part of their present, and thus their future. In short, the resolution of Luke and Kylo’s conflict rests on Rey’s shoulders, both metaphorically and visually in the poster.

The struggle been Kylo Ren and Luke is an interesting and important to the story, but what is more important is what it represents! At its core, Star Wars is a fairy tail, and was intended to tell stories and teach children about the human condition and morality. Understanding every detail of Luke and Kylo’s past is less important as what their struggle represents. It is the timeless struggle of good vs. evil. If the timeline in Bloodline is to be trusted completely, and there are no extra twists and turns in the interum, Kylo Ren turned to the Dark side of the Force approximately six years prior, and has been unable to locate or confront Luke since his disappearance. What has changed in that time? Why will Kylo suddenly be able to locate his former master on Ahch-to? The answer is right in the poster, Rey!

This of course opens the doors to a whole new set of theories, such as a Force Bond, or Snoke obtains a copy of the map and so on. But there is practically no solid evidence to substantiate any of these claims, and at this point, they are pure conjecture.

I also find Rey’s placement in the middle quite interesting in the wider context of the history of the Force itself. One of the central themes Star Wars has always been finding balance. In the prequel trilogy we saw this through Anakin’s development from the heroic Jedi knight, to the Sith Lord, Darth Vader. And yes, Anakin is responsible for choosing his actions and must therefor accept the consequences of such actions, however, the biggest contributing factor to his descent into darkness was the Jedi Order and their absolute refusal to acquiesce to the basic human nature of love and attachment. In fact, one can argue that the Jedi Order is even more barbaric and cruel than the Sith. Companionship and attachment is one of the hallmarks of humanity, and by denying them, they are essentially denying being human. But the Jedi Order in both the prequel and and original trilogy was the personification of the Light side of the Force, while the Sith representing Darkness. Too much of either side’s influence causes the Force to spiral out of balance, and thus the galaxy is thrown into chaos again. This was demonstrated numerous times on both sides, such as Anakin’s betrayal, or the New Republic unknowingly creating the groundwork for the First Order.

In short, the brighter the light, the darker the shadow. Both light and dark must be present in order to achieve balance, and Rey’s placement, directly between the light and dark, makes her the fulcrum, or the point of equilibrium. In essence, it is Rey who is who is going to bring about that balance.

Another interesting observation I made was that all three characters, Luke, Rey and Kylo Ren are all colored in red. I cannot stress this enough, the psychology of color is important! Specific colors invoke particular and subconscious imagery and responses. Color theory and its use in marketing and illustration is a universal language. In fact, color tells just as much, if not more, of a story as the composition! There are two primary colors in the poster, red and blue. Red is the color of darkness, evil and passion. Blue on the other hand conveys serenity and tranquility. Why is Kylo’s lightsaber red? Not because he uses the Dark side of the Force, but because the color red has a strong visual impact and the human brain automatically associates red with darkness and power. It’s no coincidence that the color red is associated with the Sith, while blue is attributed to the Jedi! Everything you see on screen or in print was designed to create a specific response from the viewer and convey as much information as possible with no words.

Further more, in both The Force Awakens and the teaser trailer for The Last Jedi, it’s made quite clear that our heroes and villain are all experiencing a crisis of faith in the Force. Rey had her entire existence turned up on its head looking for guidance and training. Luke, it is suggested, fell into despair and solitude after the death of his acolytes because his teachings and philosophies failed to save his own nephew. Kylo, who just recently murdered his own father in hopes of committing himself entirely to the darkness, felt more weak and confused than ever before (this is said nearly word for work in The Force Awakens novelization). Because the color red is frequently associated with the dark side of the Force, and I find it quite compelling that all three figures are bathed in red. To me, this suggests that the trio are all going to be struggling with their inner demons, which often implies the temptation of the dark side. In fact, the only beacon of light and hope comes from Rey’s light saber. Some have argued that the light comes from Rey herself, but when you compare her upper body to her lower body, you can observe that just like the figures above her, Rey’s form is red, and the blue reflected in her face is emanating from the lightsaber, rather than Rey herself. This coincides with Rian Johnson’s choice to make the Episode VIII title font red, and maintains visual continuity. The most logical conclusion one can extrapolate is in The Last Jedi is going to delve into much deeper and darker overtones and story lines than it’s predecessors.

The positioning of Luke and Kylo in relation to each other is another aspect to this poster that I find intriguing. Luke and Kylo’s heads are above Rey; in this poster they are literally watching over her, and her choice to accept the Skywalker lightsaber. However, they are on opposing sides of the saber, as described above, representing the light and the dark. As a viewer, this design illustrates a sense of tension and conflict in both Luke and Kylo, but also in how they view Rey, and her choices. This image is clearly setting up the overtone that Rey has to struggle between choosing accepting either Luke or Kylo. In other words, it’s another iteration of the never ending struggle between the light and the dark.

Looking back in The Force Awakens for a moment, we remember that Kylo Ren extended the offer to teach Rey, “You need a teacher. I can show you the ways of the Force!” We all know the choice Rey makes at the end of the movie, but what about Luke? Will Luke even want to teach Rey after his previous failings at reviving the old Jedi Order? The following does begin to tread into the territory of conjecture and theorizing, however I do believe there is solid evidence to back up what I am about to speculate, or else I would have omitted it form this analysis. At The Last Jedi panel, Daisy Ridley, under the watchful eye and ear of Kathleen Kennedy, did reveal some very interesting information. We, as the audience were MEANT to know this information prior to viewing the poster, or else the CEO of Lucasfilm would never have permitted that information be divulged (like the Rogue One mishap at Celebration Europe 2016). Summarized, Daisy stated that Rey indeed does meet her hero, Luke Skywalker, and like in real life, how we  (Rey) envision our heroes does not always coincide with the reality of our heroes. This very clearly sets up the idea that Rey and Luke are going to have a less than harmonious relationship in The Last Jedi. This is also backed up by some previous leaks and spoilers from MakingStarWars.net, however until we know the veracity of those rumors, I do not treat them as fact, like I do the things said directly from the people at Lucasfilm. The statements from Daisy Ridley at the panel, however, were purposeful in sparking ideas and igniting the flame of this idea that Luke and Rey will not have a peaceful mentor/mentee relationship in the same light as Yoda and Luke’s relationship.



Mentorship has always been another key themes throughout the Star Wars saga, from Anakin’s tutelage under Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn, to Luke studying with Yoda. There is every indication that those reoccurring themes will continue, but in a different fashion. It’s been made pretty clear that Rey is going to struggle with Luke’s training, and we already know of Kylo Ren’s unrelenting conflict within himself, stemming from the teachings of Supreme Leader Snoke. Snoke ordered Kylo to kill his own father, an act that he did follow through with, but the novelization has proven that that act made him more conflicted than ever before. Where it should have brought him strength, instead he found weakness and doubt.

And all of this ties back to Kylo Ren’s original offer to Rey to teach her. It is my belief, based on the evidence above, that Rey is going to struggle between the teachings of Kylo Ren and Luke. You may ask “how will Rey learn from Kylo? They aren’t on the same planet?” Well even that is partially answered in Episode VII, and confirmed in tweets made by Pablo Hidalgo. Pablo definitively said that Rey learned so much so quickly at Starkiller Base because she extracted the information from Kylo Ren’s mind during the infamous interrogation scene. So in a way, Kylo has already become her first mentor.

Both the Light and the Dark are justified in their beliefs and teachings. Adam Driver previously stated in an interview that Kylo Ren vehemently believes he is and was justified in his actions, and it’s quite clear that Luke fully intended to disappear into the galaxy as a frizzled old hermit. What will happen if Luke does not agree to initially train Rey? She has all of these newly awakens powers, and no way to control them. Just like Kylo stated, she really does need a teacher. But which teacher? The Light or the Dark? Or, at what this poster suggests, something in the middle!

By placing both of Rey’s mentors above her, two Force users who are much more skilled and honed than she is, it indicates that both mentors are going to be fighting within Rey’s psyche. Luke will be teaching her one method, while Kylo and his Dark side influence will be pulling Rey in the opposite direction. This is wiring and character growth done right! The setting and characters have been established in the first film of the sequel trilogy, while the second installment places challenges and obstacles in their path. Without those challenges, characters will not grow or develop. Even more evidence for this is Rian Johnson’s prior statements that the characters in The Last Jedi are going to be tested and pushed beyond their limits. What would challenge Rey more than knowing she is can identify and relate to the person she hates the most, Kylo Ren? That would force the characters into a position where they have no choice but to adapt and evolve into something that spans beyond the juxtaposition of the Light and Dark side of the Force.

In other words, Grey Jedi!

Most likely it won’t be in so many words, but the concept behind it will remain the same. A world of Force users that are not bound by the narrow dogmatic codes of the Jedi or Sith! And while I do find both of their ideologies absolutely fascinating an an integral part of the Star Wars canonical universe, by constricting Force sensitives to Jedi/Sith, Good/Evil, Light/Dark is extremely limiting and grossly inhibits the idea of character depth, subtlety, progression and nuance. Maz Kanata and Ahsoka Tano are prime examples of Force sensitive individuals in the Star Wars universe who are canon and are Force sensitive, but do not fall into the dichotomy of Jedi and Sith. There has never been a main hero character in the films (which are the primary story telling means in the entire franchise that reaches the most viewers and has the biggest impact on mainstream pop culture). Luke Skywalker was seen as universal good, the epitome of the Joseph Campbell’s hero, who embarks on heroic journey on behalf of goodness and justice. The passing of the torch from Luke to Rey indicates a paradigm shift in the understanding of the Force for not only the characters but the viewers and fans as well.

The light saber in the poster is another piece of evidence for this! There is no partition between red (Darkness) and blue (Light). Instead there is a gradient emanating from both ends of the lightsaber, further emphasizing that this story will not be so simply as “kill the monster, save the world” but instead of dimensionality and gradation. There is middle ground to be found in the Force between the Light and the Dark, and Rey is the key to unlocking it. Or as Rey quite simply puts it in the trailer “balance.”

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On a personal side note, I do believe this teaser poster does further add fuel to the Reylo fire, and it makes be believe even more fervently that Reylo will eventually become canon in some iteration, but I wanted to keep my personal biases and theories out of this analysis. If anyone enjoyed reading this and would like to read my views on The Last Jedi teaser trailer and how it relates to Reylo, I’d be more than happy to comply. But I wanted and needed to get this poster off my chest first. My mind has been boiling over, wanted to put these thoughts down in some sort of organized fashion because as someone who is fluent in the language of illustrations as a medium for visual story telling, this poster blew my mind. I stood just flabbergasted at how blatantly the story implications were, but when I asked people about their thoughts they all came to different conclusions. And yes, that is the point of this poster, to get people talking and theorizing about what it all means, however visual story telling generally complies with a set of rules that are universally, albeit often subconsciously, understood by the viewer.


 Whew! I wrote this entire analysis in a single sitting. I apologize if there are any immediate grammatical errors, but I proof read this a number of times, so I am pretty sure that it’s correct. 

EDIT: Thank you to @sleemo who helped me fix the grammatical errors in this!

Favorite Destiel Moment             Part 1 (Castiel)

Lazarus Rising  (The Blind date)   ∞  SPN 04x01

I think Castiel had his first moment of fascination with Dean Winchester when he saw how broken and lost he was.

You can see how he moves towards him, mesmerized by his soul. Castiel’s almighty petulance made him feel like a savior, a merciful benefactor taking on a “personal” mission to save and rescue this precious and wounded human, just like humans sometimes take a chance and try to rescue some poor animal in need, for example. In the beginning, you may be the size of the Chrysler Building compared to this tiny cat or dog. Then you give yourself to caring for it and end up inadvertently adding a new member to your family.

Years later, with X damages to your apartment and X bills from your vet, someone will ask you about the story of how you got this cute dog.

You will proudly tell the history of your amazing rescue and how generous you were, helping this tiny creature that needed you so much. And while you are explaining how you gave him a name, about the first time he peed on your carpet, and many shoes he shredded, you realize that now you are the one unable to live without him.

So in the middle of telling about your generosity as a rescuer, you realize you lost track of when he begin to take control over your life and feelings. You start recalling all the times his presence was key in your life as a source of happiness and companionship, and you realize that the true and amazing rescue story is actually the last X years of your life spent with this animal. Sorry to compare Dean Winchester with a wounded little puppy, but you can´t underestimate the power of love in whatever way you find it at the beginning.

Poor Castiel, so regal, so powerful and yet helpless, still learning 8 years later to this day about how you have to give up your notions of a grandiose existence if you want to let yourself be rescued by this endless source of amazement that is love, which comes in all shapes and transforms the very core of your existence.

To be honest, I don’t like the idea of him becoming human again, just for the sake of Destiel as the end game. Forget the human sexuality issue, and all the controversy because of their genders or orientations. Dean is bisexual, and Cas doesn’t give the flying fuck about “sexual orientation”, as he himself said before. I believe the true tragic love story is about how Castiel the Seraph - with a true form of the size of a Chrysler Building, with 4 heads and 3 sets of wings full of eyes, a majestic multidimensional wavelength of celestial intent - still stands alongside this semi-alcoholic bisexual hunter who still calls him a “dumbass”.

I hope I don’t offend anybody with these ramblings that woke me up this morning. But I love Castiel as an angel and a celestial entity, and I hope he can be who he really is, until the moment of his comeback. Destiel is my Ship and I believe in it, but it’s not fair to sacrifice the magnificence of an amazing and mystical creature in order to fulfill a romantic trope. That is the challenge that I will gave to any writer, to make that kind of relationship work. Dean as a bisexual hunter human, Cas as a celestial entity contained by a human vessel. I believe that the transformative nature of love can drive both to a middle ground where Cas doesn’t have to become human.

I just realize that, in my understanding, Castiel will be the one giving up everything for a human relationship. And thinking about the real power of love beyond species or gender makes me believe that the love these two deserve may not be as physical as we think, or we would like to see. Yes, I also want to see them kiss and jump each other’s bones.

But what would Dean Winchester be willing to give up for the sake of this love, which he may not be ready to receive or give? I am just remembering how Superman (whom will be key in the second part) once tried to be human for love, and then the responsibility of his powers and his love for Lois make him come back to his powers again. I believe Castiel is important in Supernatural - as an Angel, not just as a love interest.

But reading again from the beginning of my explanation, there should be just a quirk remark about how hot Cas looks in this scene, I recall my own experience. So, this gave me enough reasons to believe that maybe Castiel, being the mature one in the relationship, would willingly give up his powers and the rest of his grace for love (that coincidentally is the title of my blog, oh! the irony).

Not to please Dean, or to make their relationship easier, but maybe because rescuing this wounded puppy has shown him how happy he can be if he let himself go, including his wings, grace and halo. Because of the circumstances that lead him to kill Billie, to say ‘I love you’ to a human, and for the chance of real love that he may experience after all. Then, he may find the need to be at the same level of this puppy because it was him who truly rescued him from his almighty ego and give him one or two lessons about redemption.

*now allow me to cry and hour or two in my personal pit of despair*

Thank you very much my dear @starsinursa for helping me in the proof reading and the correction of this extra long rambling.

theguardian.com
Playlists for the summer: musicians and DJs choose their favourite tunes
We asked Rag’n’Bone Man, Kesha, Charli XCX, Ezra Furman and others for their playlists of the sunny season
By Kathryn Bromwich

Theresa Wayman of Warpaint’s playlist for a country hike

“I would die if I didn’t get a little bit of summer, but I also like to stay inside and work on projects and think about life and be emo. But I do enjoy the outdoors, and I love hiking. I like that it’s active but also kind of pensive at the same time.

There’s a lot of good hiking in and around LA: Griffith Park, Angeles National Forest, Malibu, Topanga. I don’t really take it super-seriously – I don’t backpack into campsites or get up really early. Sometimes you see rattlesnakes and it’s kind of frightening. A rattlesnake bite is no joke – it will ruin your day.

I picked songs I felt had a pep in their step or almost a marching sort of feel, and also a few stop-and-smell-the-roses songs. I feel like the entire playlist could just be Hard-Boiled Babe over and over again – it’s that good. I love it when music makes me feel the way I feel when I look out at a sunset or at a flower and I’m in awe of the natural beauty, and I love how humans can create things that give off that same feeling.

There’s a really good momentum to the Slits song – they always seemed wild and feral, so they go well with the atmosphere of a hike. And Patti Smith to me is like a little bit of a wild animal, so she fits in nicely. I’ve only just discovered this cover and I really like it – it’s thoughtful, but also has power and movement.

The Lightnin’ Hopkins song is one for looking out at the view once you’ve reached the top of the mountain – I think it’s important to remember to slow down and pay attention to your surroundings. And I love blues because of the raw emotion, and that’s why I think that’s important to the playlist. When you’re out in nature it can bring you to some kind of stillness or silence, and someone like Lightnin’ Hopkins is going to bring those emotions to the surface”.

1 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – So Good at Being in Trouble
2 Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Hard-Boiled Babe
3 Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit
4 Cyndi Lauper – Iko Iko
5 The Slits – Instant Hit
6 Patti Smith – Smells Like Teen Spirit
7 Van Morrison – Sweet Thing
8 Lightnin’ Hopkins – Awful Dreams
9 Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
10 Link Wray – Rumble

Click here to listen to Theresa Wayman’s playlist on Spotify

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What would Venus in 8th house mean for someone's sex life?

I will share our write up for Venus in the 8th house. It talks about sex as well as a lot about intamacy which is very important with this placement. This is why it is important to share the whole reading.

Venus in the 8th House

Venus in the 8th seeks intensity in love.  It loves to be expressive and dramatic and full of passion in love and in life.  A native with this placement will love with all of them self and expect the same from others and wont settle for less. This is because sex, love, and passion regenerate the persons core being. They feed on it in a sense.

Intimacy is immensely important to Venus in 8.  It is a product of loyalty and trust.  Something Scorpio energy thrives on, and Venus energy embellishes in.  Mature intimacy based on trust and understanding will prevent power struggles from taking the relationship down a notch.  The strength of the love life will flourish and the person will be happier.

The person here can be possessive, obsessed and possibly controlling in love especially if they sense the other person isn’t in it as much .  They may just have a natural ability to sense their partner out intuitively because 8th house is a water house.  By nature, through Venus energy, the person may be psychic in nature toward loved ones and close friendships.  

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Stop hating on Yui!

Yui may look like girly, weak, dumb and a damsel in distress on the outside, but she is actually, kind, caring, brave, smart, forgiving and loving in the inside. No matter how many times she is tortured by the vampires either; physically, mentally or verbally, she never lets the anger get to her or allow herself to break down into a helpless heap. Instead, she endures the pain inflicted on her in her small chest like that of a baby bird, and because she is able to do that, she gets stronger. Her bravery is also something to admire, because she is sometimes not scared to talk back to the vampires, even if the consequence would be bad. Yui also cleverly voices her thoughts, opinions, disagreements and sarcasms in her mind. She will only act when she feels that it is the right opportunity, as well as unleashing all the anger and irritation she has been supressing; proving to the vampires that they have underestimated her and that they are in the wrong. When that happens, they find themselves powerless against her or lost with words to defend their own beliefs. Even when the vampires refuse to admit they are wrong, Yui is willing to put her life on the line in order to make her point clear (I always remember that moment in Ayato’s route in MORE BLOOD when Yui climbed over the school fence in order to prove her love for him)! She is also caring because when she sees the vampires suffering, she will always rush to their side, even if they push her away. Yui will also try her best to make them feel better through gentle words or affectionate gestures such as a simple hug. Only she can change those vampires and make them understand the true meaning of human love. No other heroine can replace her!

Yui is also a natural beauty! Her fair platinum blonde hair (beautifully drawn in the game), her large and cute sherbet pink-coloured eyes, and her lovely and gentle smile that can put one at ease. No matter what expressions is displayed on her face of either; fear, anxiety, terror or sadness, she is still beautiful. She already doesn’t need make-up to improve her looks, she is cute and beautiful the way she is. You are immediately captivated by her youthful charm and innocent demeanor. On a totally unrelated topic, Yui also kind of reminds me of Jane Bennett and Elizabeth Bennett from Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. Jane is the most beautiful out of her sisters in the family, but is naive at the same time, when on the other hand, her sister Elizabeth is intelligent and witty. Those two characters seem to somewhat fit Yui’s character in my opinion.

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The Feminine/The Masculine

Ever since I was a child I was raised with the idea that I needed to be identified as strictly “female”, and that my destiny was to marry a male in order to eventually start a family of my own. I was never taught that I was able to step out of those boundaries, and if I did it went against everything that was natural. However, that made me feel more uncomfortable than anything and I wasn’t even sure why. As I grew older and moved away from a strict Christian community, I was able to educate myself more on identity and the LGBT community, things that I never had heard of until the age of sixteen. Once I was presented with these different communities, I now knew what was unnatural: putting yourself into a category in order to fulfill these specific norms. Soon I felt so much less alone and had built the confidence to look inwards and find myself, and to embrace it with everything I had. I felt a tremendous amount of weight lifted off of my shoulders, my insides were able to show through to my outsides, and I finally felt at peace with myself once I accepted my own form of identity. In the winter of 2015 I finally came out to my friends and peers as queer, and someone who didn’t agree with being identified as either female nor male when I felt brave enough to. Everyone has their own reasons for their identity but my reasoning was both personal and political. For as long as I have known, there are ties to the female and male genders that have been established by both of these social and political norms that I do not feel I fall into. Some days I feel more in touch with my “feminine” side, some I feel more drawn to the “masculine”, and most often it is a mixture of both. I do not agree with the associations that are generally associated with the “feminine” and the “masculine”, and believe that no human should have to feel the pressure these gender norms, nor do they have to identify themselves with them.

I wanted to create a series of images that show my emotions while I am feeling more “feminine” as well as images showing those same emotions while feeling more “masculine”. These images are intended to show that no matter what someone chooses to identify themselves as, their emotions should never be looked at as more or less serious regardless of their identity or sexual orientation. I want people to understand that we are all one people, and do not need to classify ourselves or each other into certain categories that have been established since practically the beginning of time. No one should have the power to tell you who you are or who you can or cannot love, because human nature is to embrace your inner self and love whomever you chose to love. Without love and the embrace of identity, human nature becomes unnatural and there are walls that are put up that shouldn’t be there in the first place. I am here to play a part in breaking down these walls and show the world that we are here to feel, to love, and to embrace who we are.  

- Madalyn Christine

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If I have to choose films that represent, for me, examples of perfect filmmaking, I think I could narrow it down to four.

The first would be 8 ½, for the way Federico Fellini manages to accomplish with film what mostly abstract painters do–namely, to communicate an emotion without ever saying or showing anything in a direct manner, without ever explaining anything, just by a sort of sheer magic. For similar reasons, I would also show Sunset Boulevard. Even though Billy Wilder’s style is very different from Fellini’s, he manages to accomplish pretty much the same abstract atmosphere, less by magic than through all sorts of stylistic and technical tricks. The Hollywood he describes in the film probably never existed, but he makes us believe it did, and he immerses us in it, like a dream. After that, I would show Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday for the amazing point of view that Jacques Tati casts at society through it. When you watch his films, you realize how much he knew about–and loved–human nature, and it can only be an inspiration to do the same. And finally, I would show Rear Window, for the brilliant way in which Alfred Hitchcock manages to create–or rather, re-create–a whole world within confined parameters. James Stewart never leaves his wheelchair during the film, and yet, through his point of view, we follow a very complex murder scheme. In the film, Hitchcock manages to take something huge and condense it into something really small. And he achieves that through a complete control of filmmaking technique.

David Lynch on His Favorite Films