it's against the laws of nature

This is an excerpt from “Why Kids Kill: Inside the Minds of School Shooters.” It’s part of Peter Langman(Ph.D)’s case for Schizotypal Personality Disorder in Dylan. I think he makes a good case for it, but I neither agree nor disagree. Posting for info/speculative purposes. 

Dylan also misused language by utilizing actual words in improper ways. This occurred most frequently with the word “halcyon”, which is generally used as an adjective meaning “calm” or “peaceful.” Dylan repeatedly misused the word, employing it in odd sentence structures. “We have proven to fate that we are the everything of purity & halcyon” and “all the imaginative halcyons & pure existences I have with her.”

Dylan’s third misuse of language was his odd sentence structure. Two flagrant examples occurred with his misuse of the word “me”: “me is a god” and “why is it that the zombies achieve something me wants?” His use of “me” instead of “I” in these sentences is markedly odd. It makes him sound as if he has regressed to being a toddler.

Besides his misuse of language, Dylan demonstrated other signs of disordered thinking, such as paranoia. Dylan wrote, “I swear - like I’m an outcast and everyone is conspiring against me.” A few months later, he wrote, “I have always been hated, by everyone and everything.” Two months after that entry, he wrote, “all people I ever might have loved have abandoned me, my parents piss me off and hate me.” On that same day he wrote, “I get screwed and destroyed by everything.” These comments are contradicted not only by other people but also by Dylan himself. In an earlier entry in his journal, he listed his “nice family” among the good things in his life. But in his ruminations, he became lost in feeling abandoned by everyone, hated by everyone, as if the world were against him.

A few days after he got caught for breaking into the van, Dylan wrote, “society is tightening its grip on me.” Assuming that this referred to his arrest, he seemed to view it not as a natural consequence for breaking the law but as part of his ongoing persecution by society. On the same day, he wrote “the zombies and their society band together and try to destroy what is superior.” “Zombies” was Dylan’s term for all the people he locoked down on, which was virtually everyone besides Eric and himself. He seemed to think that society was out ot get him. 

Dylan also seemed convinced that God persecuted him. After complaining that he lost two objects (which he explained he later found) and losing $45, Dylan wrote: “Why the fuck is he being such an ASSHOLE??? (God, I guess, whoever is the being who controls shit). He’s fucking me over big time and it pisses me off.” Thus, Dylan attributed even trivial incidents to the malign intentions of some being who controlled his life. 

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Dylan was also detached from humanity in the sense of being split off from his own humanity. He wrote about himself as if a fundamental split had occurred between his human nature and his identity. This splitting of the self is one of the more bizzare aspects of his journal: “I wonder how/when I got so fucked up with my mind, existence, problem - when Dylan Bennet Klebold got covered up by this entity containing Dylan’s body.”

Here he wrote about himself in the third person, which suggests a detached perspective. In addition, the quote indicates a split between himself (Dylan Bennet Klebold) and some other entity that contains Dylan’s body. This strange, convoluted passage suggests that in his mind, he was not really himself - whatever that might mean. Later in that entry, he wrote, “I lack the true human nature that Dylan owned.” He is writing as if he is not Dylan - as if he had an existence apart from Dylan. This sense of a split self - a self “cast asunder” from its own humanity - is an ongoing theme for him.  

The Seven Hermetic Principles

“The lips of Wisdom are closed, except to the ears of Understanding.” – The Kybalion

In the years of old Egypt, a fundamental truth was shared, which had a profound and remarkable effect on all esoteric teachings to come, from Christian mystics and the Jewish Kabbalah, up to the secret knowledge of India written down in the Upanishads. All these occult teachings show a resemblance in their deepest and most basic ideas. The master Hermes Trismegistos, whose actual physical existence had never been proved, has been said to be the “Master of the Masters”, “the Scribe of the Gods”, and even “the God of Wisdom” himself. As a mythological figure, the greek god Hermes is equal to the roman god Mercury and to the egyptian deity Toth; god of the moon, magic and wisdom. Hermes’ philosophy has been passed on both orally and in writing throughout the last several centuries. The first written version is said to be the “Tabula Smaragdina”, a text of twelve sentences that contains all knowledge, found within Hermes’ grave. While the original Tabula Smaragdina is missing, writings about it have been found in Latin, Arabic and Greek since several hundreds of years. In 1908 knowledge from the Tabula Smaragdina and the Corpus Hermeticum (other texts by Hermes Trismegistos) got translated and further elaborated in English, known as The Kybalion. The philosophy of Hermes is the key to the understanding of all mystic teachings, including astrology, alchemy and psychology, as well as the many occult writings of different religions. The purpose of all these teachings is the same - The transmutation of consciousness into a higher vibrational state.

The philosophy of Hermes, and thus of all occult and esoteric knowledge, is based on the Seven Hermetic Principles. These laws are universal and ineradicable.

I - The Principle of Mentalism

“The All is Mind; the universe is mental.” – The Kybalion

Our material universe holds a substantial reality, The All, within itself. This All is pure spirit, a living mind, unknowable and undefinable. It is infinite and eternal in time and space. Matter is a mental creation of the All. But while all matter is illusionary from an absolute point of view, it is very real to the finite mind, and must be treated so; however, always with a clear understanding of the higher truth.

II - The Principle of Correspondence

“As above, so below; as below, so above.” – The Kybalion
Our universe consists of the Three Great Planes: the great physical plane, the great mental plane and the great spiritual plane. The Principle of Correspondence implies that there is a harmony and correspondence between each of these planes, since they were all born from the same source. All laws and characteristics are universal and apply to all three great planes and their sub-planes. The alchemist knew that once he turns metal into gold, the same transformation will be done unto his soul.

III - The Principle of Vibration

“Nothing rests; everything moves; everything vibrates.” – The Kybalion
Everything within the All is in motion. Matter, mind and spirit are basically the same energy, but differentiate from each other by their rate of vibration. For us humans, the mental plane is eminently interesting, because all kinds of emotions, thoughts, will or desire, as well as any kind of mental condition, vibrates in its very specific mode. One can gain total control of their own mental states and moods by mastering this principle and change their own vibration, and also affect the minds of others by changing theirs. This phenomena is known as telepathy, induction or suggestion.

IV - The Principle of Polarity

“Everything is dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites. Opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree. Extremes meet; all paradoxes may be reconciled. Everything is and isn’t, at the same time.” – The Kybalion
Everything within the All, whether it is material, mental or spiritual, has two poles, which are but the two extremes of the same thing, with many varying degrees between them. Mental transmutation can only happen by changing the vibrational rate within a thing, but a thing can never be changed in its nature. An undesired rate of mental vibration can be transformed by focusing and putting the awareness onto the other pole. As it is written in the Kybalion: “If you are possessed by fear, do not waste time trying to “kill out” fear, but instead cultivate the quality of courage, and the fear will disappear.” The tendency of nature itself is to move into the direction of a higher vibration, back to the pure spirit it once came from.

V - The Principle of Rhythm

“Everything flows, out and in; everything has its tides; all things rise and fall; the pendulum-swing manifests in everything; the measure of the swing to the right is the measure of the swing to the left; rhythm compensates.” – The Kybalion
Between the two poles of everything, there is a pendulum-like movement, a measured motion with equal amplitude to the left and to the right. This balance of the swing is called the Law of Compensation. This law also applies to mental states in man, balancing the capacity for pain and pleasure. The more suffering one is able to bear, the more enjoyment awaits him, and vice versa. However, Hermetics use the Law of Neutralization by changing their own vibrations to a higher plane, and thus escape the effects of the negative swing of the pendulum on the lower plane.

VI - The Principle of Cause and Effect

“Every cause has its effect; every effect has its cause; everything happens according to law; chance is but a name for law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes the law.” – The Kybalion
There is no such thing as chance; there is a cause for every effect and an effect for every cause. Chance is a term for an effect that results from causes we can’t perceive or understand. Most of us go through life being mere effects; pawns to their own creation.
Those who are able to raise their vibration to a higher plane, those who understand that not only our acts, but also our thoughts and emotions will have an effect, become Causers instead of Effects. They dominate moods, characters, qualities and powers in both themselves and in others. They do not escape from causation, but they serve on the higher plane, and rule on the lower one.

VII - The Principle of Gender

“Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles; gender manifests on all planes.” – The Kybalion
Everything on the material, mental and spiritual plane contains the masculine and the feminine principle. Neither the masculine nor the feminine principle is capable of creating without the operative energy of the other. While the feminine principle tends to receive impressions, and generates thoughts, ideas and the full work of imagination upon these outer perceptions, it needs the masculine principle and its expressive tendency to generate and materialize original mental creations. Creation is only possible by a union of the two elements.

For the Hermetics it was not only essential to know and deeply understand these principles, but also to master, use and express them. Only then could some good come out of it for the possessor of the knowledge, and for the whole race. “True hermetic transmutation is a Mental Art”, speaks the Kybalion, “If the universe be mental, in its substantial nature, then it follows that Mental Transmutation must change the conditions and phenomena of the universe. If the universe is mental, then Mind must be the highest Power affecting its phenomena. “ The Hermetics knew that by raising their own vibration to a higher plane, and thus be able to rule on the lower one, they did not cheat, but play an important part of the game. They still served on the higher planes, fully aware that they could not destroy or avoid any principle.

“The half-wise, recognizing the comparative unreality of the universe, imagine that they may defy its laws. Such are vain and presumptuous fools. The truly wise, knowing the nature of the universe, use law against laws; the higher against the lower; and by the Art of Alchemy transmute that which is undesirable into that which is worthy, and thus triumph. Transmutation, not presumptuous denial, is the weapon of the master.” – The Kybalion

If repetition is possible, it is due to miracle rather than to law. It is against the law: against the similar form and the equivalent content of law. If repetition can be found, even in nature, it is in the name of a power which affirms itself against the law, which works underneath laws, perhaps superior to laws. If repetition exists, it expresses at once a singularity opposed to the general, a universality opposed to the particular, a distinctive opposed to the ordinary, an instantaneity opposed to variation and an eternity opposed to permanence. In every respect, repetition is a transgression. It puts law into question, it denounces its nominal or general character in favour of a more profound and more artistic reality.
—  Gilles Deleuze / Difference and Repetition, 1968 / p2. 3

anonymous asked:

How would Gabe, Hanzo and Soldier 76 react to finding an injured animal when out for a walk with s/o

Love doing these for people! I hope I’m doing okay :)

Gabriel

  • Would be going for a stroll down the street of Numbani with you on one of his rare days off
  • The two of you would be holding hands and laughing about something Jesse had done yesterday at practice
  • There would be a soft whimper as the two of you pass an alley-way and the two of you would go immediately to investigate, too curious to ignore it
  • Behind a couple garbage cans would be this ragged, dirty dog laying on its side among a couple garbage bags. Its clear that its been laying there a few days, blood dried into the fur on its side. It must have been hit by a car
  • Your first thought would be 911, despite it only being a dog, and Gabe would gently calm you before picking up the dog. And no, its not a small dog. Looks like it might be a golden lab mix, somewhere under the dirty fur
  • The two of you would take it home to Mercy’s medical room. Mercy, not caring if the injured is human or animal, would instantly be there to help. The two carry it into a side bathroom that has a tub, because Mercy can’t get to the wound past the grime and dried blood
  • Gabriel gets into the tub without question and holds the whimpering dog as he gently rinses off the dog, stroking its fur and not caring how he gets wet. Just the sound of his voice, soothing and deep and experienced, seems to calm both you and the dog
  • When the dog is finally almost clean, he tenderly dries it down with a towel and lays it on Mercy’s work table. The dog ends up being put to sleep as Mercy tends to it.
  • Its cute, because Gabriel and you stay there all night. You know he could be doing anything else on his day off, but all he wants to do is sit there, hold your hand and pet the sleeping dog. He ends up naming the dog Trooper, for being such a trooper and managing to live through those rough days
  • The two of you end up adopting Trooper, who turns out to be pretty aloof and happy when finally back up on his feet
  • Gabe now calls him your love child

Hanzo

  • Likes to go on strolls in the woods surrounding his temple with you. He finds it soothing and the scenery is quite beautiful
  • The two of you are making your way through the bushes, deciding to leave the path the two usually walk
  • The underbrush is a bit thick but you don’t mind. Any time with Hanzo, even lost in the woods, makes you happy
  • As the two of you walk, you hear a soft cry in the distance. It sounds like a soft whimpering noise, like that of a puppy. Of course, you can’t imagine what a puppy would be doing in the middle of no where. It takes only a few seconds to convince Hanzo to go see whats wrong
  • After a  minute or two of looking around, Hanzo suddenly stops you and to your shock, you see that you almost fell into a small ditch. Whats in the ditch though catches your attention immediately.
  • Its the furry body of a rare japanese wolf. There were few left in the area, you knew, but obviously this one had been unlucky. It was clear from the bullet wound in his side that it had come across a hunter somewhere in the area
  • Hanzo knelt down and gently ran his fingers through the wolfs fur. It broke your heart as he gently told you it had passed away not long ago. But after a moment you saw him go still
  • Reaching forward, he lifted something and seemed to cradle it to his chest
  • Turning, you saw a small gray bundle against him and gasped
  • It was a wolf pup, likely not more then a few weeks old. The dead wolf must have been its mother, who had made it back only to see its pup one more time. It turned out the pup had a hurt paw, probably from a misstep as it made its way from the den to its mother
  • Knowing you couldn’t avoid the laws of nature, you looked at Hanzo and saw what was obvious determination in his eyes. Hanzo told you there was no choice but to bring it home with you
  • Relief filled you and the two of you took both the pup and mother, so the mother could be buried at the temple. The pup was looked after by the temple keeper, who showed you how to make a splint for the broken paw.
  • Hanzo wouldn’t admit it, but the pup was rather cute, determinedly nibbling on his pant sleeve for most of the days of recovery. Luckily his dragons seemed quite taken with the pup too, who he eventually named Hikaru.
  • Hikaru turned out to be a big daddy’s girl, always vying for his attention and for you, it was incredibly adorable. She ended up living a very long life at both of your sides, acting as your protector till her final breath.

Soldier

  • It took a lot to get Soldier to leave the base, when he wasn’t working through the paper work or going on missions
  • So on this lucky day when he had finished his papers and wasn’t needed at base, the two of you decided to go out to get ice cream. It was the perfect kind of day for ice cream-the sun high in the sky and no clouds in view.
  • The two of you were starting to reach the ice cream parlor when Soldier stopped and turned. It took you a moment to figure out why, as you heard the barest of meows
  • With a frown, the two of you started scanning the street and sidewalk around you. It wasn’t till he activated his visor that he turned and passed the parlor a bit to where a large potted plant was.
  • Just hidden behind the potted plant was a small, dirty little white kitten
  • The poor thing was shaking, its body small and its voice hoarse as it looked up with filmy eyes. It had been backed into the corner and looked like it might have gotten stuck there
  • Immediately you were worried, as the last three days had been some of the hottest yet
  • You looked to Soldier, wondering if he knew what to do. Soldier wasn’t big on animals, you knew, so it surprised you when he scooped up the tiny bundle of dirt and fluff
  • Without a thought you followed him into the ice cream parlor, the kitten tucked safely to his chest, and he asked for a small bowl of water. It wasn’t till the kitten was put on the ground with the water that you both saw how thirsty it was, lapping furiously and gulping as much water down as possible
  • Soldier asked you to run across the street and buy a few cans of cat food. Doing as asked, he put a small bit in a bowl and the two of you watched as the kitten practically fell into it. It was good he didn’t give it too much, despite the kittens insistent meowing
  • When at last it was no longer interested in the bowls, the kitten slowly rubbing its cheek along Soldiers boot, making little mewls and pawing at his pants
  • With a pout, you immediately looked at him with the biggest eyes you could make and pleaded to keep the kitten. You couldn’t help it. It was so cute and clearly someone else wasn’t missing it.
  • Soldier stared down at the tiny, malnourished kitten and after a moment sighed. Immediately you knew that was a sign of defeat and whooped with joy as you lifted the kitten.
  • Of course, you couldn’t help thinking he would have kept it all along. The look of adoration in his eyes, the one he thought no one else could see, was quite visible.
  • The two of you took the kitten home and named it Smudge, after discovering a small black smudge beneath the dirty fur one its back. Smudge was clearly taken with Soldier, although it loved your chin scratches the best.
  • It was the first time Soldier had ever allowed a animal(other then Winston) to freely roam base and honestly, most of Smudges days were spent sleeping on a cat tree that Soldier had put in the corner of his office, just so that Smudge didn’t have to be alone during the day
Aries female compatibilities

Sorry it’s quite long :/

XAries male

Put an Aries woman and an Aries male, and it will be violence and drama h24.
Usually, when the partners aren’t from different signs, the comprehension between them is perfect, because they have a lot in common. But Aries are exceptions. The truth is, the Aries man is of an amazing dynamism and enthusiasm. He is so active that he tends to live at a speed that would stun more than one.Despite the endurance which the woman also demonstrates, this rhythm of life imposed by the male will eventually begin his own vivacity.

Man is also a formidable dominator and a fiery seducer. He can not help but look at the pretty ladies around him and fidelity is not part of his goal. On the other hand, the native of the sign is also very sensual and its ardor in love adds a point. She demands of her partner respect for her freedom in the field of sex. The proud Aries will not endure such an attitude and this is where the rub is hurt. For the subject Aries, love is a perpetual battle where it will always have to be the strongest. But the woman has better things to do than to submit to her laws and will also want to make her voice heard. By its nature, it is also an energetic combative.

Their union seems thus very eventful because two fierce wills meet: bursts and effervescence in perspective. When man seeks to dictate his will to his companion, the latter will revolt because the obligation and it, it makes well two. They will not fail to come up against each other because each one holds enormously to its freedom and wants to preserve it.

However, getting to agree and guaranteeing their couple the serenity and tranquility is not such an impossible mission for these two exceptional beings. The native, under his authoritarian and egocentric appearance, is a person overflowing with tenderness and affection. For her part, the woman has a lot of love to share, she also has dynamism and willpower. These characters may bring them together, but rarely do things like the others, the natives could also use them to stir up the fire of vehement remarks. The strength of their passion sets them against each other.

xTaurus male

When the Aries woman meets the Taurus man, their relationship combines harmony and understanding as principal strengths. Their characters complete each other so perfectly that they will have no difficulty in putting themselves together. Indeed, the native of the sign is a character who does not like movements: in dignified earthman, he always has feet on earth. On the other hand, his companion moved by the heat of Fire, is a person who is all the time to be on something. Her vivacity and extravagance sometimes come up against the passivity of her partner. In the course of their cohabitation, the latter will no longer endure this somewhat fanciful and eccentric character on the other.

The Taurus is a great worker and does not hesitate to devote himself entirely to his enterprise. He always needs money security. This is why he is sometimes called a miser: weighing the pros and cons of an expense is his favorite exercise. Now, Mrs Aries, in view of her generosity, does not attach much importance to material values ​​and is revealed to be an inveterate spender. These different designs concerning money will ignite the sparks of disputes within the couple. The man will never understand the lightness of his companion in the use of their finances.

But money will not be the only source of discord, the attitude a little provocative of the native will also stir up a wind of anger. When the Taurus feels the pressure too strong, it returns to its shell and it will be at that time difficult for its partner to bring it out. In addition, he has a tenacious grudge and hardly forgives.

Despite these divergences, their solidarity during the trials will be exemplary. The Aries woman, very dynamic and very audacious, is not afraid to take risks. She will be protected by the Olympic calm of her partner. The pronounced taste of adventure displayed by the woman will be delayed by the stable attitude of the Taurus. A good understanding favored by this great complicity will be established between them. They can find in each of them the traits of character that the other needs in order to flourish. And on the field of frolics, these two can expect great moments. Physical love gives them great satisfaction so that they can establish an ideal communion in their relationship.

XGemini male

When Aries and Gemini meet, these two beings with complementary characters have a chance to build a lasting and viable relationship. This complementarity is not exempt from turning into divergence however. It will not bring any equilibrium in the couple because it is constantly under the influence of the different characters of the partners. The tenderness shared within their union cannot prevent the occurrence of serious scenes.

The subject Gemini keeps an immature side that sometimes makes his charm, but his companion will reproach it to him because he can not openly manifest his passion. He always puts a certain distance between him and his feelings, for it is often his head that will speak instead of the heart. This attitude, which marks a certain detachment, irritates the native, especially since man holds his freedom a little too much, engaging in a too serious relationship frightens him. For him, the bonds of marriage would hinder his freedom, so he prefers to stand at a distance to preserve his independence. Only his partner does not hear it from that ear. Aries will then feel frustrated and become jealous. She has a great fear that her Gemini companion does let her down because the latter displays a behavior a little distant. In order to encourage him to become more interested in their relationship, she will try to awaken his jealousy, but seems rather attracted to everything that is new. He loves change and tries to satisfy his curiosity and this attitude will eventually exasperate her.

To have a chance, these partners will have a lot to give: that the native takes the initiative to grant more freedom to his companion and this, in different fields, in this case at the level of the distraction.

It is the same regarding to work, it must not feel too many pressures of some natures whatsoever. It is good to know that he is very skilled and will manage even the most difficult situations. The key to a successful union? Counting a lot on the friendly side of the relationship and not confining yourself to the sensual. It is the price to pay to live in harmony.

XCancer male

Rude fights in perspective for the Aries woman, a being of Fire and the aquatic Cancer man. By their respective elements, they have very discordant characteristics. Their behaviors are radically opposed: understanding each other and being willing to support themselves will be challenges to be faced on a day-to-day basis.

The Cancer man is indeed a very complex subject, who wants the butter and the money of the butter: success, security, stability and especially freedom. Totally anxious on the edges, he tends to crush black. He will therefore blame his companion for her enthusiasm and dynamism. When the man has access to sadness, his partner will have to use her legendary vivacity to restore his joy. She will have to be very patient if she wants her man to follow her in her world tinged with a certain note of lightness and gaiety. Yet, the native and the patience make two and the conflicts will tarnish their relationship. One of the partners will feel hurt by the other’s words and their emotional relationship may be put to severe strain.

However, they are capable of great passion and can be very attached so that a certain complicity can be established between them. So there are couples which brilliantly succeed their idyll and know an enviable blossoming. But to keep this bar of success high, both will have to be tolerant and learn to accept their partner with their qualities and flaws. This understanding will constitute the oxygen of their relationship, without which we can predict some damage.

However, in spite of their possessive personnalities, they have a great sensitivity which assures to each of them the affection that they needs. There is also a major point which can ensure stability and harmony: kinship. As they both feel a lot of tenderness and affection for their offspring, they can have a whole lot of it. These children will be the guarantee of a good understanding in their common life. They will devote themselves and devote themselves to their offspring to the point of forgetting their relationship problems. These children will experience a family life serene and full of love, an environment conducive to their development. The couple will save the bet if both sides are able to show indulgence and trust for each other.

XLeo male

The Aries woman and the Leo man belong to the same sign of Fire. Their encounter will lead to an ideal understanding because they have much in common that they fit perfectly.

The woman will fall in love with her partner, seduced by his self-assurance, his courage and his generosity. On the other hand, the native is disarmed in front of the woman’s realism, honesty and innocent air. He, who is so proud and haughty, will feel the desire to protect this tender creature. A good complicity will be established in their union and they will live their life in a total communion. They can share a lot of feelings: the love of luxury and worldliness, audacity in the face of difficult situations and the risks do not frighten them.

But despite these similarities, some problems may arise over time. The man Leo, by his tendency to dominate his entourage, risks colliding with the independent personality of the Aries woman. The latter will not accept at all to submit to the enslavement of her companion in spite of the love she has for him. It will therefore be necessary for the man to know how to moderate his behavior if he wants their couple to live in harmony.

If the Leo is too vain and too egocentric, his companion will gradually move away from him and their union is likely to shed. As they are also very passionate and love the pleasures, their love will experience a burning start. If they let themselves be dominated by their devouring passion, they risk seeing their love consumed too soon. They will not even have time to enjoy their agreement - whether physical or sentimental - and they will already face the end of their story. The hope of building a lasting and liveable union will no longer exist. To avoid such a situation, they will have to learn how to control their impulses.

Yet, because of his generosity, the Leo is able to give his partner the security of a home safe from material worries. His stable character will make him a good companion on whom she can count. This perspective is very well suited to women because they tend to get tired of living together quite quickly. The success of their couple therefore depends on their common will to behave in a moderate way.

XVirgo male

The rendezvous of the Aries woman with a Virgo man does not promise to be of any rest. Their characters at the antipodes are not the catalysts recommended to create the cartel. The Virgo man is such a prudent and discreet being that he does not seek to be noticed, to live happily, he has found no better formula than discretion. As far as love is concerned, he loves to manage his relationship in intimacy so that he does not easily surrender to the outpourings. On the other hand, his companion is very expansive and impulsive. The native admires the audacity of the latter, but at the same time she is afraid of it, since he displays more the map of introversion. He’s looking for safety and that kind of behavior does not suit him. His companion will then reproach him his lack of dynamism and fantasy.

The place of material values ​​will be the main source of their disagreement. The man, despite his desire to live in ease, is not the sort to throw money out of the windows. Meticulous as not two, he settles his expenses in advance because material security is included in his objectives. On the other hand, the native thinks that the pennies are made to be expended and she does not go dead hand. This divergence of conception can lead to discord and their fights will be bitter.

The Virgo man wishes to lead a tranquil life and the taste of the other’s adventure does not secure him. He will then live very often in insecurity, the temerity of his wife shading his desire to try the Zen attitude. In spite of the Virgo’s admiration for the woman, he trembles at the unconsciousness of the woman when she engages without much thought. But the native Aries trusts her lover precisely for his calm and stability. She feels proud because this man, whose reserve is very well known, remark and admire her.

But all this will not prevent conflicts bursting within their couple. Since they are both resentful, the situation will take a little time to flatten themselves between these two. However, when it comes to mounting a project together, we can count on these two to stick together. They will succeed admirably in what they undertake, if they know how to take advantage of this compatibility and in fact, it is in such achievements that their bond can draw on what to survive.

XLibra male

If the Aries woman and the Libra man have some complementary traits of character, life together is not really their strong point. Just like the Fire and the Air, their dominant elements, they hardly agree in their conception of life.

The Libra man is not a person of decisions: for these things he is not the man of the situation. On the other hand, the Aries woman is so impulsive that sometimes she acts first and does not think about the consequences until after. They will therefore launch criticism and disputes will inevitably appear.

They oppose themselves very often, just as they know each other and guess. They can not hide what they feel as one can read in the other as in an open book. It is a kind of game for them to be able to know what one is trying to silence. But as soon as they get tired of the playful side of this “guess me”, their relationship risks taking a serious blow.

The rather proud behavior of Libra towards his entourage and the little consideration he has for his own wife are only setting fire to the powder. Since Libra does not regard woman as a free person who has the same rights as him, he will clash violently with his companion. First of all because she holds fiercely at her freedom, then because she is capable of casting hurtful words towards her companion and finally because she has tenacious resentment. Their couple will spend more bad quarter of an hour than reason.

To avoid such extremes, they will have to make efforts on their own. The woman must try to know what will please her partner and give him what he needs. This one is a very sensual being and the native must take it into account to keep the harmony in their union. Similarly, the Libra subject must not ignore that his companion does not live well without her freedom, he will have to let her act by letting go a little. If both partners respect these aspirations, they will come to an agreement that will allow their couple to resist the tests of time.

XScorpio male

The union between an Aries woman and a Scorpio man looks violent because the two partners have any traits but serene. Indeed, they do not know how to set limits in what they do. The woman, when she engages in something, does not even bother to measure the possible consequences of her act. Her partner has such a desire to succeed in his business that he is ready to engage in the battle to move forward. Everyone is overwhelmed by a passion that violence does not interfere with their relationship. They even find a certain satisfaction and willingly indulge in it.

If the native is too direct in her words and hurts her companion, she is also of remarkable carelessness in matters of finances. She turns out to be an unconscious spender and calculating the relationship between going out and entering the money, it’s not her thing.

Her partner, very courageous and very tenacious, is capable of many sacrifices if it serves his interests. However, he is loyal and never runs away from his responsibilities. Faced with such strength of character, the native must know that she will not be able to exercise any authority over him. Putting harmony in this couple will therefore pass by the acceptance of the partner.

The desire for independence of the woman in the field of sexuality will not collide with the conception of the man because it also likes the company of the women. The two partners must come to mutual understanding in order to experience a normal life. If the man does not keep his companion rigorous for her fantasies and her big expenses, and he does not make remarks about her lightness, he will seduce her. He must above all leave aside his pride and give himself up to the woman, showing her love. The Aries woman will be attracted by the willingness to undertake of her companion. This attitude forces his admiration and respect. Under these conditions, their relationship will have a certain serenity and will have the chance to be long.

XSagittarius male

Both the Aries woman and the Sagittarius man belong to the same sign of Fire. Many commonalities and affinities exist between them. Their similarities will not separate them if they are able to spare. Indeed, if the native does not hurt his companion by his behavior too frank in admitting to her, her incartades, he does not risk seeing her detach from him. The woman Aries can be very jealous and she can not bear that her companion is unfaithful to her. Their union is likely to be large. The man should be careful not to worry too much about his partner, his words or his behavior.

The Aries woman and the Sagittarius man form a formidable tandem in the professional field and can meet indisputable successes. Both love to command, but man has such a courteous and respectful manner of doing it that he almost succeeds in all his undertakings. Their complicity can come from this success. They will then be able to come to an understanding and to live an extraordinary union.

However, if they do not pay attention and fall into rivalry, they will soon see their couple fall into a resounding failure. This couple will have to have complete autonomy in the professional field. The exercise of two different activities will benefit them to avoid jealousies on both sides. Two beings animated by the same desire to become a leader can not live in a single specialty. They can not help but compete.

However, there are traits of character that bring them closer together: their generosity and their passion. And besides being generous, the Aries is also honest and faithful. Despite her tendency to sexual freedom, she can show herself capable of exemplary fidelity. On the other hand, her companion is not a good model in this field because he is always tempted by the pretty women he meets. But if they let themselves be guided by their passion and love, they will guarantee harmony and stability to their couple. Since they are both adventurous, they will experience truly enriching experiences.

XCapricorn male

Aries woman and Capricorn man will live a relationship not really easy to manage, their pace of life being so different. The native is very active in his actions and his decisions are very fast, while his companion is much more thoughtful and observes a great caution in everything that he undertakes. His sense of responsibility and skills make him an exceptional worker. To succeed and take the power he will use for a long time, he will put all his strength and perseverance into action. The woman can safely trust him because he is a character who is very discreet.

Their characters are opposed: Aries is very fanciful and demonstrative in her feelings, while Capricorn displays an absence of sensitivity to hide his shyness. In fact, he is an introverted man who hates effusions and overflows. The exaltation and the exuberance of his companion could upset his mistrust, he who respects social conventions to the letter.

But under his cold and harsh appearance, Capricorn is a great sentimental. His sensuality is overflowing if he allows it to be exteriorized. The woman will nevertheless be seduced by the prudence and wisdom that he shows in his attitude, these traits of character being lacking. She is neither cautious nor prudent in her undertakings, but sometimes unconsciously engages in business. Capricorn, on the other hand, needs this lightness to brighten up his life and bring a certain note of carelessness.

If the two partners succeed in making these differences, instead of removing them, bring them closer together, they will be able to smooth out the difficulties that seem to stand in the way of their union. However, they will have to find common ground at the beginning of their relationship to avoid tensions in their lives. They must also make concessions to accept the other in all their individuality. If they leave on this basis, their union will not face the risk of disintegration.

XAquarius male

This union is the meeting of two beings eager for freedom that will find their fulfillment if they seriously avoid the traditional marriage. Marriage means respect for certain social conventions, obligations to be fulfilled and constraints under which the couple is bound to comply. Neither the Aries woman nor the Aquarius man are ready to assume such constraints. They will have a very good understanding if they opt for common-law unions. Their relationship will be much more friendly than sentimental and they will be able to adopt behaviors that will allow them to be complicit in different situations.

The native is lukewarm in love because his sensuality is quite demanding. If he does not meet a woman who can be everything for him - in turn, lover, mother and friend - he will not be able to exteriorize his feelings. When he is in the household, he can offer everything to his companion if she is able to satisfy him by sentimental fantasies. The behavior of the native will respond to this high expectation. She will bring to her partner her passion.

Far from all pressures, these two characters always find common interests that push them to act and strive towards the same goal. They will not experience boredom because they appreciate well. The woman sincerely approves of the anti-conformist tendency of her partner and even more his detachment of material values. She herself does not attach much importance to it, and she will not be disturbed by her companion’s carelessness regarding expenses.

The extravagance and the exuberance of the Aries woman will respond to those of her man so that they will provoke a lot of splinters in their combination. The man will not feel at all offended by the authoritarianism of his companion or by her aggressiveness, for he knows how to arm himself with a certain indifference to hide his emotions. Besides, his intelligence and his intuition serve him very much to tolerate the attitude of the other. Their couple will live in serenity if they manage to moderate their desire for independence and to grant the other the minimum freedom that they need.

XPisces male

Between the Aries woman and the Pisces man, governed by two very different elements, Fire and Water, tensions are on program. They will have great difficulty in establishing understanding in their couple. Their characters present so many differences that they will not easily be understood. Man is a great dreamer evolving in an imaginary world where it will be difficult to follow him. If his companion tries to impose constraints, he will leave her because she is a creature rather rebellious in her own way.

The dominating will of the Aries woman will not suit the romantic nature of her companion. Besides, she will not be able to “chain him” and this failure will eventually tire him. At this stage, the native is likely to be bored by living with a man she considers bold and their married lives will suffer. On the other hand, she can be sure of finding in this partner a great sweetness that never fails to attract women. He will try to fill it if she shows him understanding and if she leaves him the freedom to live in his world.

The Pisces man aspires to find a home that ensures stability when he returns from his journey of imagination. Only, the native will not be able to offer it: she is not a good housewife. She loves adventurous life too much that she can not wait for it wisely. It is true that she is a woman who can devote herself to her family to the limit of her energy without having to pay for her freedom of movement.

Living together for an Aries and a Pisces will mean frequent conflicts. If the man is reserved and discreet, the woman is exuberant and authoritarian, but the Pisces is not the type to appreciate these overflows. He will try to smooth out the fights by his spirit of conciliation but his sensitivity will risk to irritate his companion. This behavior that wants to flee reality will only irritate the other. She does not find enough energy in her to face him. Thus, this couple will need a lot of tolerance and concessions to give the minimum of chance to their union.

Kitsinate
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“Everyone keeps telling me you’re the bad guy. I can see they’re telling nothing but the truth.”

Kitsune beams at the pirate standing before her, one long leg crossed over the other, head cocked to the side and peering up from beneath her fringe.

The asshole splutters, scowling and snarling, but Kitsune’s had quite enough of playing along with this terrible farce.

“Look, do you have the kid or not?”

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“That not all men are piggy, only some; that not all men belittle me, only some; that not all men get mad if you won’t let them play Chivalry, only some; that not all men write books in which women are idiots, only most; that not all men pull rank on me, only some; that not all men pinch their secretaries’ asses, only some; that not all men make obscene remarks to me in the street, only some; that not all men make more money than I do, only some; that not all men make more money than all women, only most; that not all men are rapists, only some; that not all men are promiscuous killers, only some; that not all men control Congress, the Presidency, the police, the army, industry, agriculture, law, science, medicine, architecture, and local government, only some.

I sat down on the lawn and wept.”

– Joanna Russ, On Strike Against God

Aries male compatibilities

xAries female

Put an Aries woman and an Aries male, and it will be violence and drama h24.
Usually, when the partners aren’t from different signs, the comprehension between them is perfect, because they have a lot in common. But Aries are exceptions. The truth is, the Aries man is of an amazing dynamism and enthusiasm. He is so active that he tends to live at a speed that would stun more than one.Despite the endurance which the woman also demonstrates, this rhythm of life imposed by the male will eventually begin his own vivacity.
Man is also a formidable dominator and a fiery seducer. He can not help but look at the pretty ladies around him and fidelity is not part of his goal. On the other hand, the native of the sign is also very sensual and its ardor in love adds a point. She demands of her partner respect for her freedom in the field of sex. The proud Aries will not endure such an attitude and this is where the rub is hurt. For the subject Aries, love is a perpetual battle where it will always have to be the strongest. But the woman has better things to do than to submit to her laws and will also want to make her voice heard. By its nature, it is also an energetic combative.
Their union seems thus very eventful because two fierce wills meet: bursts and effervescence in perspective. When man seeks to dictate his will to his companion, the latter will revolt because the obligation and it, it makes well two. They will not fail to come up against each other because each one holds enormously to its freedom and wants to preserve it.
However, getting to agree and guaranteeing their couple the serenity and tranquility is not such an impossible mission for these two exceptional beings. The native, under his authoritarian and egocentric appearance, is a person overflowing with tenderness and affection. For her part, the woman has a lot of love to share, she also has dynamism and willpower. These characters may bring them together, but rarely do things like the others, the natives could also use them to stir up the fire of vehement remarks. The strength of their passion sets them against each other.

xTaurus female

This union is the encounter of two signs governed by different elements: the element Earth and the element Fire. Like all those who belong to the Fire sign, the Aries man is a passionate and fiery partner. When he loves, he lets himself be carried away entirely by his love. In this area, he fits perfectly with his partner. Indeed, the Taurus woman conceives love as the essential motor of her existence.

But they do not have the same conception of fidelity. If the native shows a little fickle and can not help charming the pretty creatures, the woman on the contrary is of an exemplary fidelity. She is also very jealous and fights fiercely to keep her man. These two tendencies can cause great tension between them. But when a man finds a partner capable of encouraging and satisfying him, both in the sexual and the social sphere, he knows very well how to stand in the right path and does not seek to move away from his home Nor of his companion.

However, the Taurus woman is able to meet her expectations: she will be able to offer him a stable and warm home, given her predisposition for family life and her dedication to her partner. She will make sure that this one can be a peaceful place towards which his indefatigable companion will go and will take refuge.

The too active temperament of Aries will be softened by the calm and patience of his partner. She will be able to assist and encourage him in what he will undertake. However, she can not satisfy the other in his desire to drag her into worldly societies. She is too reserved to love this kind of life. She prefers to take care of her interior and stay close to nature. This attitude can cause a dispute and it will degenerate if the native manages to put his wife in anger. But as she is constant in her moods, he rarely risks seeing her get carried away. She will use her kindness to reason her partner.

This relationship, which would appear to be incompatible at the outset because of their different points of view, will prove to be very successful if both partners know how to moderate their behavior.

xGemini female

The relationship between a Gemini woman and an Aries man will not necessarily cause opposition because they are different signs and elements. On the contrary, there is a certain complicity between them. In spite of the disputes and disagreements that will undoubtedly arise, they will preserve the tenderness within their couple.

The woman Gemini, too attached to her freedom, gives the impression of being distant many times, in the affective and sentimental demonstration. She fled any relationship that might impose a constraint on her. The dispute may therefore be at this level because this attitude will confuse his companion. He will reproach her for this apparent lack of passion. Out of jealousy, he will try to retain her by all means because he is afraid of seeing her go. Indeed, this is what could happen if the woman gets tired of this excessive jealousy. Nevertheless, the native will have to be warm and loving at times, because his partner will always need to be reassured.

The Aries loves to feel around him a certain manifestation of affection to encourage him and to put him in confidence. He admires the serenity, lucidity and intelligence of his partner. For her part, she will be able to forgive her obstinacy. On the other hand, she will not be very lenient when he begins to spy on her. The native Aries will also have to understand that his partner will need some independence. He will be able to grant him a part of this freedom, which will earn him a great recognition on behalf of this native Gemini a little impulsive.

If they combine their imagination and their love of adventure, they will be able to accomplish great achievements. In love, the Aries man is very passionate and fiery, he lets himself be carried away by his feelings and he is able to devote himself entirely to his passion. Even if the subject Aries has a great affection for the children and the woman Gemini shows itself a formidable mother, to have much does not enter their priority. If each partner tries to spare the other by giving him the minimum of what he needs, their union will last and flourish surely.

xCancer female

What can one expect from a union between a woman Cancer and a man Aries? Belonging to two very different signs, they also present some differences of character traits. However, they will be able to live a fairly good relationship if each of the partners agrees to make efforts to understand. They will also have to learn to make concessions. It is on these conditions that they can give their couple a chance to last and develop.

The Cancer woman will seduce her partner by her modesty, reserve and sweetness. She does not like to be shaken and she does not want to be subjected to tensions either. With the man Aries, she will live all this because this one lives at a dizzying pace. He wants his companion to follow the same rhythm as he does. Despite the fragile appearance of the latter, she will be able to show incredible tenacity. His partner will be surprised to see.

But if the woman gets to calm him down he will put a little brake in his impetus. When she finds herself behind her bad mood and presents a scowl, the native feels helpless and helpless.

Sometimes he is also exasperated by the coquetry of his companion.

However, these characters can find common ground to bring balance and bring harmony within their couple. They will have to learn to tolerate. Thus the woman before the lively ardor of her partner will use her gentleness to temporize this behavior. The man, in spite of his ardor and manhood, must behave as a protector in front of his partner to reassure her.

A few disputes may arise on the pecuniary level. They will not agree in the way to manage it. In front of money the woman, much more foresight, adopts the system of savings while the man can prove to be a great spendthrift. No moderation and he does not skimp on his expenses. The native will sometimes reproach his companions for his absences which will awaken his jealousy and scenes will not fail to occur. The partners must therefore seek to smooth out any obstacles that may arise and their union will be most successful.

xLeo female

An alliance between a Leo woman and an Aries man could be successful because they are both under the Fire sign. They can easily understand each other and they can have the same conception of life. Together, they will share the same desire to lead a life where everything is splendor and luxury, where the brilliance of the beautiful is everywhere.

They will also seek to make themselves known: the woman with her need to want to be the sole object of all appreciations and the man with his desire to be valued. Instead of opposing them, these characters will rather accentuate their complicity. Solidarity can arise from their union and their mutual support can be very remarkable.

Man will take advantage of this rebellious and docile character of his companion. In the face of Aries’ admiring behavior, she is ready to make concessions and these gestures on both sides will only accentuate the success of their union.

But they show the same ardor in their impulses and they tend to live their love at such a pace that they will not even have time to savor their happiness. This haste may not allow their union to flourish and last long enough. They very soon risk their love ending without their having the opportunity to talk to her.

Passionate, they are of easy jealousy and they can also enter terrible anger. This temperament could often lead to incontrovertible scenes and disputes.

Their common flaws can create disputes between them or be a source of exasperation for one of them. However, since they are beings who have generosity within reach of the heart, they can feel indulgence for each other. But we must relativize, these conflicts can not be the cause of serious damage in their couple. They will be able to repair the few breakages that their overflow will cause.

Note that the Leo woman and the ram man also show great harmony in their taste, which will strengthen their mutual understanding. Their union will be perfect if they succeed in dominating and restraining their impulses.

xVirgo female

Virgo and Aries are two signs that seem to oppose and seeing them live together proves a little unlikely. A Virgo woman symbolizes order, discretion and honesty. For his part, a man Aries sometimes seems overbearing and needs the admiration of his partner.

The Aries man is a loyal being who knows how to fight to have what he wants, to conquer without danger does not interest him. He is looking for a partner who can leave him a certain freedom and when he meets, he agrees to engage in marriage. But he has a taste for adventure, which can lead to a divergence of point of view and conception of the life of couple between the two characters. He can not help but charm the pretty women and is ready to live with them a love affair, only his companion does not hear it with this ear.

The Virgo woman aspires to a life of security with her companion and this rather fickle behavior could well be a source of disputes. This situation will be frequent in view of Aries’ weakness in the face of temptation. The discord may also come from the fact that a Virgin is very meticulous in the way of keeping her accounts, the Aries being all its opposite. To settle his expenses or to set up an account is not the strength of the latter. He is driven by his ardor and enthusiasm. In the professional context, he can suddenly resign from his position if nothing corresponds to his expectations.

Their relationship will flourish if a man manages to have the confidence of his companion and that woman feels safe with him. He will have to forget his selfishness and encourage his partner to express himself. In her way of demanding from her the same rhythm in the manifestation of emotions, she could go so far as to frighten him, even to worry him. If she manages to give her the best, expectations will be met. De facto, she will no longer have to resent him on the pretext that he imposes on her desires and her will. Indeed, in spite of his pride, it is a being who expects much love from his companion. If they unite their efforts to maintain their relationship, they will have the chance to see it last and succeed.

xLibra female

The Libra woman and the Aries man incarnate the encounter of two opposing elements and when the Air and the Fire live together, sparks are to be feared. Indeed, the native, with its character which is not at all firm, will be able to aggravate its partner as it shows a lot of hesitation. Problems will therefore appear on this side. But since she does not like conflict situations, she will do everything to untie them. This is why it is often reconciliatory and sometimes even easily influenced. The liveliness and ardor of Aries will not accommodate this attitude, which may reflect a certain lack of will. It may happen that the man can push his companion to act and to make decisions by bumping her with her behavior which tends to speed and haste.

As the native of the sign can be at the same time a model wife and a good mother of a family, the man will be attracted by these qualities. He wants to take refuge in this place to enjoy a certain tranquility and to meet the stability since it is always in motion. It will therefore be easy for his partner to keep him and she will have the opportunity to provide him with sound advice. The native will be able to slow down a little his ardor and his enthusiasm by dint of rubbing shoulders with this woman whose balance he admires. Because of their loyal and honest character, they will easily establish complicity between them.

However, the behavior of the Aries who lives his life at high speed will ask his companion a certain vigilance. She will have to teach him to moderate his ardor, to calm his enthusiasm because he will not fail to impose his rhythm. He must above all master his jealousy, an attitude more sharpened by the excessive desire to want to please his partner. On the other hand, if she obediently submits to the dominion of her companion and imposes no constraint on her, he will be a good husband to her even if he is not a perfect model of fidelity. He will communicate to his companion her great vitality to compensate for a certain indolence which she displays. Ultimately, they will be responsible for the future of their couple: whether they succeed or fail, they hold their future in their hands.

xScorpio female

The union of a Scorpio woman and an Aries man will be risky. Being different signs and elements, their characters will tend to oppose and the risks of confrontation are quite large.

The Aries man wanting to dominate will encounter a lot of resistance to the voluntary and firm character of his Scorpion companion. They will all the time be called to fight battle against each other because the woman will not easily accept the defeat. She will stand up to her companion since she also possesses this warlike instinct and their violence will have the same intensity. The native Aries will find in this woman an adversary worthy of him and their war will risk to last as long as they want. It will end when one of them no longer has the strength to continue. But it will only be a tender war in which love and tenderness will still have a place of honor. However, they will not be able to prevent themselves from tearing themselves apart and, at the end of each confrontation, their reconciliation will always be touching.

Despite all these differences, these characters are very passionate and their relationship will not lack of pleasant moments. It may therefore happen that the union between these two is really harmonious.

In love, none of these partners knows the half measures, when he loves he invests in it entirely. They are great enthusiasts capable of maintaining lasting relationships. Man will not be afraid to engage in marriage if he finds a woman who can meet her requirements. With the Scorpio woman, he can fulfill his wishes. However, this native does not conceive traditional marriage as the culmination of the relationship between a woman and a man. She prefers free union and this idea will not displease the man who can thus keep a small part of his freedom. He can not refrain from courting a pretty woman who will pass by him. The Aries man shows himself careless and immature sometimes. His companion will have to get used to these behaviors if she wants her relationship with this being to be sustainable. She will also have to put a little warmth in her attitude towards him.

xSagittarius female

The Sagittarius woman and the Aries man are covered by the same element, Fire, which explains their vivacity and dynamism. This belonging will enable them to establish harmony in their relationship. They have enough in common to achieve balance in their couple. Their taste for adventure and the attraction for the journey will create a formidable complicity between them.

This harmony will be further enhanced if everyone tries to overcome his egoism and show signs of the tenderness he is able to offer.

Sagittarius and Aries are also honest and sincere and will be able to support themselves in their businesses. However, it would be preferable if their professional or leisure activities were different. They will risk confronting each other in the exercise of these if they do so together and their rivalry will be harmful to them. But if they are ready to make concessions and master their pride, their relationship will be harmonious. They will then be able to look together towards a better future. But as the native Aries is very impulsive, he will often find himself in inextricable situations. Her partner will come to her aid and she will often be called to do so.

Both will not be of exemplary fidelity but their frankness will play in their favor. Indeed, if the native Sagittarius is seduced by another met during a trip, she will not hesitate to confess to her partner. In case she had any scruples, she would go so far as to break in order not to live in a lie. It will struggle the other but very generous and understanding, he will appreciate this sincerity.

If the Sagittarius woman displays a certain docility and submission towards her companion, this attitude will only strengthen their bonds. What will also constitute the strength of this couple is the whole character of these partners. When each party finds its half, it will give and dedicate itself totally to this relationship. Their union will be very successful and as soon as they have their first child, their love will be in full bloom, then there will be a lot of joy and joy in their union.

xCapricorn female

A Capricorn woman and a man Aries will be able to constitute a pair that will work perfectly. The native will seduce his companion by his delicacy and generosity. When he meets the woman of his life, he will be a good husband for her, especially if she succeeds in leaving him a certain freedom and the engagement does not come under any form of constraint. He will give her all her love and will ensure her stability in her home.

The Aries man is a hurry to live and in this respect, he may sometimes risk rushing his partner Capricorn. His dynamism and his enthusiasm attract madame. However, she will not be able to follow him in his race towards love because he will demand that his partner live with the same rhythm as him. Disputes may arise from this situation. She will often reproach him with his way of systematically putting off his desideratas. In his way of expressing his feelings, he is a little too exuberant, which does not correspond to the character of Madame. The latter is legendary in its apparent coldness. However, these traits can be complemented and they will make the success of the life of the couple.

To correct his immature side, the man needs the seriousness of Capricorn, a character who always has his head on his shoulders. On the other hand, with her great reserve and her logic, she can still frighten the Aries, he who loves thrills and life a hundred by the hour. With his need to impose and impose his will, Aries takes the risk of running up against an equally authoritarian woman. Friction seems inevitable. But if the native dismisses a little of his reserve and is much more warm towards his companion, it will make the happiness of this one. He will seek refuge in the warmth of the home that the woman can give him and the life of their couple will thus be preserved.

To avoid all kinds of tension, the partners of this combination will have to make concessions on their own. It is even necessary for them to find common ground so that they can live happily together. Their link would be even deeper if they could find common work.

xAquarius female

These two characters are influenced by their respective sign, when the Air stirs up the Fire, there is a danger of a formidable fire. The union of the Aquarius woman with the Aries man will be most dynamic as they like to embark on adventures taking them away.

One of the dominant characters of the Aquarius woman is the taste for travel, movement and she will greatly appreciate her companion’s tendency to leave and try new experiences.

Aries is not the man of moderation. He loves speed in everything he undertakes. To make fast, to finish quickly, is his conception of life. The Aquarius woman is ready to accompany her on her journeys and she will serve as a rampart to prevent her from acting in an unthinking manner.

Aries may consent to marriage if his companion leaves him almost total freedom. Only, she risks suffering because her partner is not a perfect model of fidelity. Yet they each have an unbounded need for freedom and their understanding will work very well if they try to preserve the independence of the other. But will an Aries easily grant to his companion the liberty to which she aspires? As a being of great loyalty, he will make the effort to leave her free in her movements. On the other hand, he will make sure that he does not forget to return to the home at the end of his peregrinations. What is ideally suited to this couple is not to engage in the bonds of marriage but to adopt the system of common-law unions. Thus, they will not feel trapped and their lives will be rid of all forms of constraints.

The Aries may prove to be a stable companion on whom one can rely, but his partner will have to be careful as some of them are prone to terrible anger. The positive point in this couple is that they will not have time to get bored if they do not obviously let the lightning burst. There is an extraordinary complicity between these two subjects, and this is what makes their union successful. They can look together towards the same future and if they have enough mutual trust, they will live happily there. Their union could thus be perfectly successful.

xPisces female

The Fish woman and the Aries man will establish a form of understanding with some difficulty. They will not understand each other easily because they evolve in two different worlds: water on one side and Fire on the other. This divergence will often cause the problems the couple will encounter.

Yet they have a number of points that will enable them to find a balance. The Aries man will be seduced by the charm and sweetness of his companion and the latter will be touched by his strength, his assurance and his generosity. Their few common points will promote their understanding and understanding. Behind his hard but manly appearance, the man hides a romantic background that drives him to want to live a great love with his partner. The Poisson woman asks no better than to satisfy her thirst for love. They will be able to find common ground on the sentimental level.

However, the native Aries is a rather unstable character, which will not facilitate his influence on his companion, given that she herself is of a legendary indecision and hesitation. But it happens that the man effectively assists his partner. Since he is very daring and courageous, he will be able to teach him to overcome his shyness and to forge his personality. This solicitude responds perfectly to the expectations of the Poisson woman who needs to be supported to face life. She will only appreciate it more and show her gratitude.

On the other hand, if they can not communicate easily, it is because there is some misunderstanding in their relationship. The Aries man will not understand why his companion will decide to take refuge in his universe of dreams where he will not have the right to force the door and cross the threshold (?). Such an attitude will annoy the other and, despite his tenacity, mister will eventually become discouraged and love will suffer. In order to preserve the harmony and balance in the relationship of these partners, they will have to accept and show some self-denial. The man must also be less egocentric and devote a little of his time to his companion.


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anonymous asked:

Any pointers for a beginners creepy doodler ?

The true weird tale has something more than secret murder, bloody bones, or a sheeted form clanking chains according to rule. A certain atmosphere of breathless and unexplainable dread of outer, unknown forces must be present; and there must be a hint, expressed with a seriousness and portentousness becoming its subject, of that most terrible conception of the human brain—a malign and particular suspension or defeat of those fixed laws of Nature which are our only safeguard against the assaults of chaos and the daemons of unplumbed space. © H.P. Lovecraft

Human figures, as if they were drawn by a kid’s hand; a cyclist riding his bike down the empty countryside road and then vanishing into thin air; strange yellow face, appearing behind the window of an abandoned house - situations by themselves are not dangerous yet. But they are unclear, inexplicable and therefore - frightening. A little malfunction in an usual order of things makes your feel the presence of the evil Something, danger, non-personal and that’s why unpredictable and even more terrifying © D.Komm

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Welcome to Volterra.

28/01/17

Welcome to Volterra, an asylum once for the mentally ill, now abandoned left to ruin.

Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra has been abandoned since 1978 when its practices were deemed too cruel by the Basaglia Law passed by the Italian government. Today just a few rusty wheelchairs sit strewn amongst the broken glass and graffiti, as nature has almost completely taken over the buildings.

Somebody was having a little too much fun with some mannequins when we visited, which admittedly scared the living shit out of us.

Those deemed mentally ill were confined here at the slightest sign of schizophrenia or depression, and many who were imprisoned were not ill at all but were in fact political prisoners, interred for speaking out against the fascist regime of the time.

Practices included electroshock therapy, sedation and isolation; less commonly seen practices were to place patients in tanks of ice, induce them into comas using insulin, and even test pills and poisons on them with a complete disregard for the often-irreversible consequences. The patients were denied any communication with the outside world and their families; letters were confiscated, parcels intercepted.

The writings of a madman, carved into Volterra’s courtyard walls using his own belt buckle, are still visible today. Fernando Oreste Nannetti was imprisoned here for 14 years until his death, as were hundreds of other patients earning Volterra the nickname “The place of no return”. Psychiatrists, historians and astrologists have all studied the carvings but no one has yet managed to decipher them.

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F(r)itz is a Romantic: AOS Meta

Me? Write too much meta for my own good? Surprisingly, this actually hasn’t happened in a while but I & my internal political philosopher got really excited so here we are.

Now, I would LOVE to talk about all of Fitz’s many many Romantic traits and examples of them but for now I’m just gonna focus on Fritz because well, you’ve gotta start somewhere and I don’t have all year. (Although, asks are welcome). This is based on what Aida said about Fitz being a romantic, but expanding beyond the idea of grand romantic love, and into other aspects of Romanticism that Fitz and Fritz also display and how, as Aida said, no matter what the circumstances his “true nature” keeps peeking through. 

TW: I should mention that this meta contains references to abuse, and some elements of how the Hydra regime works, which obviously parallels Nazism.

Because it’s hella long and therefore, going below the cut, the elements of Romanticism I will discuss are:

  1. Love & Grand Gestures
  2. Freedom & the Individual
  3. Emotions, Passion, Intuition over Hard Science
  4. Heroism

…and how Fitz & Fritz show these traits or values, and how they’re gonna be what breaks him out and bites Aida in the behind. Enjoy!

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Another 5 Random Facts about Germany

* Germany is known for its rich forest cover. The Zugspitze, at 2,962 m, is its highest mountain. There are more than 400 registered parks and zoos in the country, the Berlin Zoo being the oldest zoo in the world.

* German is the 3rd-most commonly taught language worldwide and it is the official language of 5 countries: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein.

* German people are the world’s 3rd-largest beer consumers after the Czechs and Austrians. (2012

* Germany has a highway or autobahn network of about 8,000 miles. In many places there are no speed limits, although it is “advisable” not to exceed 130 km/h or go below 60 km/h. If you run out of gas on an Autobahn, you could get fined. You cannot stop, turn, or park your vehicle on the highway unless it’s an emergency. It’s against the law to overtake another vehicle from the right side. If you want to go slow, stay in the slow right lane. 

* Football/soccer is Germany’s most popular sport - the German Football Association is the largest association of its kind in the world. 

More facts here. 

Fun and weird marriage proposal.

Just imagine this:

Gideon Pines and Pacifica Northwest, with the help of Will, foiled the plans of the Gleeful twins. They were being corrupted by power mystical amulets.

The trouble is that the twins still have some power and are looking for revenge.

But they have not realized that the three are leading them into a trap, designed by Stan to save his nephews.

The problem is that … the trap is still not finished and the two boys and crybaby demon are cornered by the twins.

Stan asks them to improvise something for him to have time to finish it.

They improvise several acts of theater, magic and even dance! That only makes the twins get angry more and approach with the intention of destroying them.

Running out of ideas, Will just think its a unique opportunity.

Will: WAAAIT, Wait, wait, wait! Hold on a second!

Gideon: Uhh Will… what are you doing?

Will: *Bows.* Dipper Psychopath Sadist Crazy Gleeful. Would you do me the honors of becoming… my bride?

Pacifica & Gideon: *Mouth hanging wide open.*

Dipper: *Confused look* I don’t think so!*Comes closer.*

Will: *Backing away.* Dipper, please. I know what you’re thinking, we’re too different. It’ll never work! What will the children look like?

Pacifica & Gideon: *Still has mouth hanging wide super open.* O_O

Dipper: *Coming closer still and with an even more sadistic look* Oooh, that violates so many laws of nature!

Will: *Backed up against the wall.* Listen the idea of a couple of wacky kids like us don’t amount to the mighty termites into this circle of life. So I ask you, if not now, when? If not me, who? I’m lonely.

Pacifica: Can I be your best man?


ahhh~~~ just imagine this: X

What does it mean when you have a pain in your chest when you meditate?

First, you must be sure that there is no physical ailment — nothing wrong with your chest. If you know that there is nothing wrong with you physically, then if you feel pain at the time of meditation, you have to feel that you are not breathing properly when you are meditating. You are breathing in an abnormal way and this abnormal way of breathing comes when you are trying to pull light beyond your capacity. When you do that you have to feel that you are going against the law of your inner necessity. You should never try to pull light into your being. Just open yourself and allow the light to enter into you naturally and also to go back to its own region freely. When you have enough purity and you have one-pointed aspiration for God, for realisation of the highest Truth, then you will see that no matter how much light enters or wants to enter into you, you will have no pain.

Your entire outer existence has to be totally dedicated to the spiritual life. If you really want God for God’s sake, then there can be no pain during your meditation. If pain comes, then you have to feel that the vital wants something which is not approved by the soul. Usually we make a deplorable mistake when we say that a particular truth is coming from the soul or the inner being. Our vital is very clever and at times treacherous. In a clever way it makes us feel that the message we are getting in our physical mind is coming directly from the soul, which is not true. In your case sometimes the vital is acting without the approval of the soul. That is to say, the soul wants you to do something but the vital is telling you to do something else. Your physical mind is becoming unconsciously one with the vital. It thinks that the message, the light, the wisdom is coming from the soul — which is not true. Again, I must say that the soul need not offer its messages to your mind through the heart. You can get messages directly through your soul. Many times you have done it. But sometimes you don’t listen to these messages. Sometimes you take the messages of the vital as the soul’s messages, and sometimes you try to pull beyond your capacity.

What should you do to correct these mistakes? You should try to make your life a life of inner sacrifice. When you feel that you have become sacrifice itself, you will see that the vessel you have inside you is automatically enlarging itself. Then, inside the chest, inside the heart, the soul will be able to bloom like the lotus. When the heart vessel expands, you will feel no pain in your chest, no matter how much light enters.

Again, sometimes real physical pain inside the heart comes from the depth of your soul. This happens when your mission on earth is very high, but in fact you are accomplishing nothing. When the soul’s aim is very lofty and sublime but the vital and physical are consciously negating the manifestation of the soul’s loftiest aim, then you can feel most intense pain in your heart. At that time you see that there are two opposing parties and you are torn between the progressive soul and the aggressive vital; between the loving heart and the lethargic body. The soul and the heart are on one side, the vital and the physical on the other side, and you become one with the doubting and fearful mind. You do not take any side. Then, you are bound to feel pain inside your heart. This is real psychic pain. Psychic pain is good in a sense because it tells us that we are not fulfilling our inner possibilities. If you can make your outer life more pure and your inner life more secure on the basis of self-awakening and self-enlargement, then you will not experience pain. The psychic pain you have owing to your unconscious or conscious unwillingness will be transformed into sweetest joy and delight. The pain you have due to lack of receptivity will be transformed into boundless receptivity. Sacrifice means oneness — the oneness of the finite with the infinite. So, do not pull — do not push — let your life of inner sacrifice take care of your outer existence. Then there can be no pain anywhere.

- Sri Chinmoy, The hunger of darkness and the feast of light, part 2

Interview with Nikola Tesla from 1899
Very interesting interview Nikola Tesla and John Smith in which he said: Everything is the Light. In one of its rays is the fate of nations, each nation has its own ray in that great light source, which we see as the Sun. And remember: no one man that existed did not die. JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you have gained the glory of the man who got involved in the cosmic processes. Who are you, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: It is a right question, Mr. Smith, and I will try to give you the right answer to it.JOURNALIST: Some say you’re from the country of Croatia, from the area called Lika, where together with the people are growing trees, rocks and starry sky. They say that your home village is named after the mountain flowers, and that the house, where you were born, is next to the forest and the church.TESLA: Really, all it true. I’m proud of my Serbian origin and my Croatian homeland.JOURNALIST: Futurists say that the Twenty-and Twenty First Century was born in head of Nikola Tesla. They celebrate conversely magnetic field and sing hymns to Inductions engine. Their creator was called the hunter who caught the light in his net from the depths of the earth, and the warrior who captured fire from heaven. Father of alternating current will make the Physics and Chemistry dominate half the world. Industry will proclaim him as their supreme saint, a banker for the largest benefactors. In the laboratory of Nikola Tesla for the first time is broken atom. There is created a weapon that causes the earthquake vibrations. There are discovered black cosmic rays. Five races will pray to him in the Temple of the future, because they had taught a great secret that Empedocles elements can be watered with the life forces from the ethers.TESLA: Yes, these are some of my most important discoveries. I’m a defeated man. I have not accomplished the greatest thing I could. JOURNALIST: What is it, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: I wanted to illuminate the whole earth. There is enough electricity to become a second sun. Light would appear around the equator, as a ring around Saturn.Mankind is not ready for the great and good. In Colorado Springs I soaked the earth by electricity. Also we can water the other energies, such as positive mental energy. They are in the music of Bach or Mozart, or in the verses of great poets. In the Earth’s interior, there are energy of Joy, Peace and Love. Their expressions are a flower that grows from the Earth, the food we get out of her and everything that makes man’s homeland. I’ve spent years looking for the way that this energy could influence people. The beauty and the scent of roses can be used as a medicine and the sun rays as a food. Life has an infinite number of forms, and the duty of scientists is to find them in every form of matter. Three things are essential in this. All that I do is a search for them. I know I will not find them, but I will not give up on them. JOURNALIST: What are these things?TESLA: One issue is food. What a stellar or terrestrial energy to feed the hungry on Earth? With what wine watered all thirsty, so that they can cheer in their heart and understand that they are Gods?Another thing is to destroy the power of evil and suffering in which man’s life passes! They sometimes occur as an epidemic in the depths of space. In this century, the disease had spread from Earth in the Universe.The third thing is: Is there an excess Light in the Universe? I discovered a star that by all the astronomical and mathematical laws could disappear, and that nothing seems to be modified. This star is in this galaxy. Its light can occur in such density that fits into a sphere smaller than an apple, a heavier than our Solar System. Religions and philosophies teach that man can become the Christ, Buddha and Zoroaster. What I’m trying to prove is wilder, and almost unattainable. This is what to do in the Universe so every being is born as Christ, Buddha or Zoroaster.I know that gravity is prone to everything you need to fly and my intention is not to make flying devices (aircraft or missiles), but teach individual to regain consciousness on his own wings … Further; I am trying to awake the energy contained in the air. There are the main sources of energy. What is considered as empty space is just a manifestation of matter that is not awakened. No empty space on this planet, nor in the Universe.. In black holes, what astronomers talk about, are the most powerful sources of energy and life.JOURNALIST: On the window of your room in hotel “Valdorf-Astoria”, on the thirty-third floor, every morning, the birds arrive.TESLA: A man must be sentimental towards the birds. This is because of their wings. Human had them once, the real and visible!JOURNALIST: You have not stopped flying since those distant days in Smiljan!TESLA: I wanted to fly from the roof and I fell: Children’s calculations could be wrong. Remember, the youth wings have everything in life!JOURNALIST: Have you ever married? It is not known that you have affection for love or for a woman. Photos from the youth show you were handsome man.TESLA: Yes. I did not. There are two views: a lot affection or not at all. The center serves to rejuvenate human race. Women for certain people nurtures and strengthen its vitality and spirit. Being single does the same to other people. I chose that second path.JOURNALIST: Your admirers are complaining that you attacking relativity. The strange is your assertion that the matter has no energy. Everything is imbued with energy, where it is?TESLA: First was energy, then matter.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, it’s like when you said that you were born by your father, and not on you.TESLA: Exactly! What about the birth of the Universe? Matter is created from the original and eternal energy that we know as Light .It shone, and there have been appear star, the planets, man, and everything on the Earth and in the Universe. Matter is an expression of infinite forms of Light, because energy is older than it. There are four laws of Creation. The first is that the source of all the baffling, dark plot that the mind cannot conceive, or mathematics measure. In that plot fit the whole Universe. The second law is spreading a darkness, which is the true nature of Light, from the inexplicable and  it’s transformed into the Light. The third law is the necessity of the Light to become a matter of Light. The fourth law is: no beginning and no end; three previous laws always take place and the Creation is eternal.JOURNALIST: In the hostility to the theory of relativity you go so far, that you hold lectures against its Creator at your birthday parties..TESLA: Remember, it is not curved space, but the human mind which cannot comprehend infinity and eternity! If relativity has been clearly understood by its Creator, he would gain immortality, even yet physically, if he is pleased.I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense. Particles of Light are written note. O bolt of lightning can be an entire sonata. A thousand balls of lightening is a concert.. For this concert I have created a Ball Lightning, which can be heard on the icy peaks of the Himalayas.About Pythagoras and mathematics a scientist may not and must not infringe of these two. Numbers and equations are signs that mark the music of the spheres. If Einstein had heard these sounds, he would not create theories of relativity. These sounds are the messages to the mind that life has meaning, that the Universe exists in perfect harmony, and its beauty is the cause and effect of Creation. This music is the eternal cycle of stellar heavens. The smallest star has completed composition and also, part of the celestial symphony. The man’s heartbeats are part of the symphony on the Earth. Newton learned that the secret is in geometric arrangement and motion of celestial bodies. He recognized that the supreme law of harmony exists in the Universe. The curved space is chaos, chaos is not music. Einstein is the messenger of the time of sound and fury.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, do you hear that music?TESLA: I hear it all the time. My spiritual ear is as big as the sky we see above us. My natural ear I increased by the radar. According to the Theory of Relativity, two parallel lines will meet in infinity. By that Einstein’s curved will straighten. Once created, the sound lasts forever. For a man it can vanish, but continues to exist in the silence that is man’s greatest power. No, I have nothing against Mr. Einstein. He is a kind person and has done many good things, some of which will become part of the music. I will write to him and try to explain that the ether exists, and that its particles are what keep the Universe in harmony, and the life in eternity.JOURNALIST: Tell me, please, under what conditions Angel adopt on the Earth?TESLA: I have ten of them. Keep good records vigilant.JOURNALIST: I will document all your words, Dear Mr. Tesla.TESLA: The first requirement is a high awareness of its mission and work to be done. It must, if only dimly, exist in the early days. Let us not be falsely modest; Oak knows that it is oak tree, a bush beside him being a bush. When I was twelve, I have been sure I will get to Niagara Falls. For most of my discoveries I knew in my childhood that I will achieve them, although not entirely apparent … The second condition to adapt is determination. All that I might, I finished.JOURNALIST: What is the third condition of adjustment, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: Guidance for all the vital and spiritual energies in labor. Therefore purification of the many effects and needs that man has. I therefore have not lost anything, but just gained.So I enjoyed every day and night. Write down: Nikola Tesla was a happy man…The fourth requirement is to adjust the physical assembly with a work.JOURNALIST: What do you mean, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: First, the maintenance of the assembly. Man’s body is a perfect machine. I know my circuit and what’s good for him. Food what nearly all people eat, to me it is harmful and dangerous. Sometimes I visualize that chefs in the world are all in conspiracy against me … Touch my hand.JOURNALIST: It was cold.TESLA: Yes. Bloodstream can be controlled, and many processes in and around us. Why are you frightened young man?JOURNALIST: It’s a story that Mark Twain wrote a mysterious stranger, that wonderful book of Satan, inspired by you.TESLA: The word “Lucifer” is more charming. Mr. Twain likes to joke. As a child I was healed once by reading his books. When we met here and told him about, he was so touched that he cried. We became friends and he often came to my lab. Once he requested to show him a machine that by vibration provokes a feeling of bliss. It was one of those inventions for entertainment, what I sometimes like to do. I warned Mr. Twain as not to remain under these vibrations. He did not listen and stayed longer. It ended by being, like a rocket, holding pants, darted into a certain room. It was a diabolically funny, but I kept the seriousness.But, to adjust the physical circuit, in addition to food, dream is very important . From a long and exhausting work, which required superhuman effort, after one hour of sleep I’d be fully recovered. I gained the ability to manage sleep, to fell asleep and wake up in the time which I have designated. If I do something what I do not understand, I force myself to think about it in my dream, and thus find a solution.TESLA: The fifth condition of adjustment is memory. Perhaps in the most people, the brain is keeper of knowledge about the world and the knowledge gained through the life. My brain is engaged in more important things than remembering, it is picking what is required at a given moment. This is all around us. It should only be consumed. Everything that we once saw, hear, read and learn, accompanies us in the form of light particles. To me, these particles are obedient and faithful. Goethe’s Faust, my favorite book, I learned by heart in German as a student, and now it can all recite. I held my inventions for years  'in my head “, and only then I realized them.JOURNALIST: You often mentioned the power of visualization.TESLA: I might have to thank to visualization for all that I invented. The events of my life and my inventions are real in front of my eyes, visible as each occurrence or the item. In my youth I was frightened of not knowing what it is, but later, I learned to use this power as an exceptional talent and gift. I nurtured it, and jealously guarded. I also made corrections by visualization on most of my inventions, and finish them that way, by visualization I mentally solve complex mathematical equations. For that gift I have, I will receive rank High Lama in Tibet.My eyesight and hearing are perfect and, dare to say, stronger than other people. I hear the thunder of a hundred fifty miles away, and I see colors in the sky that others cannot see. This enlargement of vision and hearing, I had as a child. Later I consciously developed.JOURNALIST: In youth you have several times been seriously ill. Is it a disease and a requirement to adapt?TESLA: Yes. It is often the result of a lack of exhaustion or vital force, but often the purification of mind and body from the toxins that have accumulated. It is necessary that a man suffers from time to time. The source of most disease is in the spirit. Therefore the spirit and can cure most diseases. As a student I got sick of cholera which raged in the region of Lika. I was cured because my father finally allowed me to study technology, which was my life. Illusion for me was not a disease, but the mind’s ability to penetrate beyond the three dimensions of the earth. I had them all my life, and I have received them as all other phenomena around us. Once, in childhood, I was walking along the river with Uncle and said: "From the water will appear the trout, I’ll throw a stone and it is cut.” That’s what happened. Frightened and amazed, his uncle cried: “Bade retro Satan’s!” He was an educated and he spoke in Latin … I was in Paris when I saw my mother’s death. In the sky, full of light and music floated are wonderful creatures. One of them had a mother’s character, who was looking at me with infinite love. As the vision disappeared, I knew that my mother died.JOURNALIST: What is the seventh adjustment, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: The knowledge of how the mental and vital energy transform into what we want, and achieve control over all feelings. Hindus call it Kundalini Yoga. This knowledge can be learned, for what they need many years or is acquired by birth. The most of them I acquired by birth. They are in the closest connection with a sexual energy that is after the most widespread in the Universe. The woman is the biggest thief of that energy, and thus the spiritual power. I’ve always knew that and was alerted. Of myself I created what I wanted: a thoughtful and spiritual machine.JOURNALIST: A ninth adjustment, Mr. Tesla?TESLA: Do everything that any day, any moment, if possible, not to forget who we are and why we are on Earth. Extraordinary people who are struggling with illness, privation, or the society which hurts them with its stupidity, misunderstanding, persecution and other problems which the country is full of a swamps with insects, leaves behind unclaimed until the end of the work. There are many fallen angels on Earth.JOURNALIST: What is the tenth adaptation?TESLA: It is most important. Write that Mr. Tesla played. He played the whole of his life and enjoyed it.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla! Whether it relates to your findings and your work? Is this a game?TESLA: Yes, dear boy. I have so loved to play with electricity! I always cringe when I hear about the one also the Greek who stole fire. A terrible story about studding, and eagles peck at his liver. Did Zeus did not have enough lightning and thunder, and was damaged for one fervor? There is some misunderstanding … Lightning are the most beautiful toys that can be found. Do not forget that in your text stand out: Nikola Tesla was the first man who discovered lightning.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you’re just talking about angels and their adaptation to the Earth.TESLA: Am I? This is the same. You could write this: he dared to take upon himself the prerogatives of Indri, Zeus and Peron. Imagine one of these gods in a black evening suit, with the bowler hat and wearing white cotton gloves prepares lightning, fires and earthquakes to the New York City elite!JOURNALIST: Readers love the humor of our paper. But you confuse me stating that your findings, which have immense benefits for the people, representing the game. Many will frown on it.TESLA: Dear Mr. Smith, the trouble is that people are too serious. If they were not, they would be happier and much longer would have lived. Chinese proverb says that the seriousness reduces life. Visiting the inn Tai Pe guessed that he visits the Imperial Palace. But that the newspaper readers would not have frowned, let’s get back to things which they consider important.JOURNALIST: They would love to hear what your philosophy is.TESLA: Life is a rhythm that must be comprehended. I feel the rhythm and direct on it and pamper in it. It was very grateful and gave me the knowledge I have. Everything that lives is related to a deep and wonderful relationship: man and the stars, amoebas’ and the sun, the heart and the circulation of an infinite number of worlds. These ties are unbreakable, but they can be tame and to propitiate and begin to create new and different relationships in the world, and that does not violate the old. Knowledge comes from space; our vision is its most perfect set. We have two eyes: the earthly and spiritual. It is recommended that it become one eye. Universe is alive in all its manifestations, like a thinking animal. Stone is a thinking and sentient being, such as plant, beast and a man. A star that shines asked to look at, and if we are not a sizeable self-absorbed we would understand its language and message. His breathing, his eyes and ears of the man must comply with breathing, eyes and ears of the Universe.JOURNALIST: As you say this, it seems to me like I hear Buddhist texts, words or Taoist Parazulzusa.TESLA: That’s right! This means that there is general knowledge and truth that man has always possessed. In my feeling and experience, the Universe has only one substance and one supreme energy with an infinite number of manifestations of life. The best thing is that the discovery of a secret nature, reveals the other. One cannot hide, there are around us, but we are blind and deaf to them. If we emotionally tie ourselves to them, they come to us themselves. There are a lot of apples, but one Newton. He asked for just one apple that fell in front of him.JOURNALIST: A question that might be set at the beginning of this conversation. What was Electricity for you, Dear Mr. Tesla?TESLA: Everything is Electricity. First was the light, endless source from which points out material and distribute it in all forms that represent the Universe and the Earth with all its aspects of life. Black is the true face of Light, only we do not see this. It is remarkable grace to man and other creatures. One of its particles possesses light, thermal, nuclear, radiation, chemical, mechanical and an unidentified energy. It has the power to run the Earth with its orbit. It is true Archimedean lever.JOURNALIST: Mr. Tesla, you’re too biased towards electricity.TESLA: Electricity I am. Or, if you wish, I am the electricity in the human form. You are Electricity; too Mr. Smith, but you do not realize it.JOURNALIST: Is it thus your ability to allow fails of electricity of one million volts trough your body?TESLA: Imagine a gardener who is attacked by herbs. This would indeed be crazy. Man’s body and brain are made from a large amount energy; in me there is the majority of electricity. The energy that is different in everyone is what makes the human “I” or “soul”. For other creatures to their essence, “soul” of the plant is the “soul” of minerals and animals. Brain function and death is manifested in light. My eyes in youth were black, now blue, and as time goes on and strain the brain gets stronger, they are closer to white. White is the color of heaven. Through my window one morning, landed a white dove, which I fed. She wanted to bring me a word that she was dying. From her eyes the light jets were coming out. Never in the eyes of any creature had I not seen so much light, as in that pigeon.JOURNALIST: Personnel in your lab speak about flashes of light, flames and lightning that occur if you are angry or into kind of risk.TESLA: It is the psychic discharge or a warning to be alert. The light was always on my side. Do you know how I discovered the rotating magnetic field and induction motor, which made me became famous when I was twenty-six? One summer evening in Budapest, I watched with my friend Sigetijem sunset. Thousands of fire was turning around in thousands of flaming colors. I remembered Faust and recited his verses and then, as in a fog, I saw spinning magnetic field, and induction motor. I saw them in the sun!JOURNALIST: Hotel service telling that at the time of lightning you isolate into the room and talk to yourselves.TESLA: I talk with lightning and thunder.JOURNALIST: With them? What language, Mr.Tesla?TESLA: Mostly my native language. It has the words and sounds, especially in poetry, what is suitable for it.JOURNALIST: Readers of our magazine would be very grateful if you would interpret that.TESLA: The sound does not exist only in the thunder and lightning, but, in transformation into the brightness and color. A color can be heard. Language is of the words, which means that it is from the sounds and colors. Every thunder and lightning are different and have their names. I call some of them by the names of those who were close in my life, or by those whom I admire. In the sky brightness and thunder live my mother, sister, brother Daniel, a poet Jovan Jovanovic Zmaj and other persons of Serbian history. Names such AsIsaiah, Ezekiel, Leonardo, Beethoven, Goya, Faraday, Pushkin and all burning fires mark shoals and tangles of lightning and thunder, which does not stop all night bringing to the Earth precious rain and burning trees or villages. There is lightning and thunder, and they are the brightest and most powerful, that will not vanish. They are coming back and I recognize them among the thousands.JOURNALIST: For you, science or poetry is the same?TESLA: These are the two eyes of one person. William Blake was taught that the Universe was born from the imagination, that it maintains and it will exist as long as there is a last man on the Earth. With it was a wheel to which astronomers can collect the stars of all galaxies. It is the creative energy identical to the light energy.JOURNALIST: Imagination is more real to you than life itself?TESLA: It gives birth to the life. I have fed by my taught; I’ve learned to control emotions, dreams and visions. I have always cherished, as I nurtured my enthusiasm. All my long life I spent in ecstasy. That was the source of my happiness. It helped me during all these years to bear with work, which was enough for the five lives. The best is to work at night, because the stellar light, and close bond.JOURNALIST: You said that I am, like every being, the Light. This flatter me, but I confess, I do not quite understand.TESLA: Why would you need to understand, Mr. Smith? Suffice it to believe it. Everything is light. In one its ray is the fate of nations, each nation has its own ray in what great light source we see as the sun. And remember: no one who was there did not die. They transformed into the light, and as such exist still. The secret lies in the fact that the light particles restore their original state.JOURNALIST: This is the resurrection!TESLA: I prefer to call it: return to a previous energy. Christ and several others knew the secret. I am searching how to preserve human energy. It is forms of Light, sometimes straight like heavenly light. I have not looked for it for my own sake, but for the good of all. I believe that my discoveries make people’s lives easier and more bearable, and channel them to spirituality and morality.JOURNALIST: Do you think that time can be abolished?TESLA: Not quite, because the first feature of the energy is that it transforms. It is in perpetual transformation, as clouds of Taoists. But it is possible to leverage the fact that a man preserves consciousness after the earthly life. In every corner of the universe exist energy of life; one of them is immortality, whose origin is outside of man, waiting for him. The universe is spiritual; we are only half that way. The Universe is more moral than us, because we do not know his nature and how to harmonize our lives with it. I am not scientist, science is perhaps the most convenient way to find the answer to the question that always haunt me, and which my days and nights turned into fire.JOURNALIST: What’s the matter?TESLA: How are your eyes brightened! … What I wanted to know is: what happens to a falling star as the sun goes out? Stars fall like dust or seed in this or in other worlds, and the sun be scattered in our minds, in the lives of many  beings,  what will be reborn as a new light, or cosmic wind scattered in infinity. I understand that this is necessary included in the structure of the Universe. The thing is, though, is that one of these stars and one of these suns, even the smallest, preserves.JOURNALIST: But, Mr. Tesla, you realize that this is necessary and is included in the constitution of the world!TESLA: When a man becomes concuss; that his highest goal must be to run for a shooting star, and tries to capture it; shall understand that his life was given to him because of this and will be saved. Stars will eventually be capable to catch!JOURNALIST: And what will happen then?TESLA: The creator will laugh and say: ”It fall only that you chase her and grab her.“JOURNALIST: Isn’t all of this contrary to the cosmic pain, which so often you mention in your writings? And what is it cosmic pain?TESLA: No, because we are on Earth … It is an illness whose existence the vast majority of people are not aware of. Hence, many other illnesses, suffering, evil, misery, wars and everything else what makes human life an absurd and horrible condition. This disease cannot be completely cured, but awareness shall make it less complicated and hazardous. Whenever one of my close and dear people were hurt, I felt physical pain. This is because our bodies are made as of similar material, and our soul related with unbreakable strands. Incomprehensible sadness that overwhelmed us at times means that somewhere, on the other side on this planet, a child or generous man died. The entire Universe is in certain periods sick of itself, and of us. Disappearance of a star and the appearance of comets affect us more than we can imagine. Relationships among the creatures on the Earth are even stronger, because of our feelings and thoughts the flower will scent even more beautiful or will fall in silence. These truths we must learn in order to be healed. Remedy is in our hearts and evenly, in the heart of the animals that we call the Universe. Reference:interview that scientist Nikola Tesla gave for magazine "Immortality” in his laboratory in Colorado Springs. 

A conversation begins
with a lie. And each
speaker of the so-called common language feels
the ice-floe split, the drift apart
as if powerless, as if up against
a force of nature
A poem can begin
with a lie. And be torn up.
A conversation has other laws
recharges itself with its own
false energy. Cannot be torn
up. Infiltrates our blood. Repeats itself.
Inscribes with its unreturning stylus
the isolation it denies.

excerpt from Cartographies of Silence, Adrienne Rich.

in The Dream of a Common Language, 1974-1977.

nytimes.com
Republicans support conversion therapy in their most anti-LGBT platform ever
Republican delegates neared approval of a platform that is staunchly conservative in matters of gender, homosexuality and marriage.
By Jeremy W. Peters

The Republican Party is about to approve its 2016 platform, and their proposed draft takes a stronger stance against LGBT rights than ever before. 

Among many other backwards views on social issues, the platform says:

  • Marriage equality should be overturned with a constitutional amendment
  • Judges to be appointed (ahem, SCOTUS) should be advocates for “traditional family values”
  • Parents should have the right to put their LGBT children through conversion therapy
  • States should be able to dictate which bathrooms trans people use
  • Kids who have one mom and one dad are less likely to be drug addicts or “otherwise damaged” 
  • Religious principles should guide lawmaking: “man-made law must be consistent with God-given, natural rights”

Please do not vote Republican in this election. This platform could literally mean life or death for LGBT youth, transgender people, and so many others who will be targeted – strategically and legally – for being who they are. 

Robespierre on the Abolition of the Death Penalty (30 May 1791)

The news having reached Argos that citizens had been condemned to death in the city of Athens, people flocked into the temples to beseech the gods to persuade the Athenians not to harbor such cruel and distressing thoughts. I have come to beg not the Deity but the legislators, who should be the voice and the interpreters of the eternal laws bequeathed by the gods to mortal man, to efface from our penal code the bloody laws that sanction judicial murder, laws which are repugnant to the Frenchmen’s new way of life and to their new constitution. I wish to prove to them: first, that the death penalty is fundamentally unjust; secondly, that it is not the most effective of penalties and that, far from preventing crimes, it increases them.

If, outside civil society, a ferocious enemy comes to threaten my life or if, repulsed a score of times, he yet returns to ravage the field that my hands have tilled, since I can only match his strength with mine, I must either perish or kill him; and, if I do so, the law of natural defense will justify and approve my deed. But in civil society, where the force of all can be arrayed against one, what principle of justice will it invoke in putting him to death? What necessity can society plead for dispensing with it? A conqueror who puts his captured enemies to death is called a barbarian! A man who cuts the throat of a child that he can disarm and chastise is thought to be a monster. An accused man whom society condemns is for it nothing more than a conquered and powerless foe; in its presence, he is weaker than a child in that of a grown man.

And so, in the eyes of truth and justice, the scenes of death that society commands with so much ceremony are nothing but cowardly murders, solemn crimes committed according to legal procedures, not by individuals but by the nation at large. Do not be astonished at the cruelty, the extravagance of some of these laws. They are the work of a few tyrants; they are the chains with which they fetter the human race; they are the arms with which they subject them; they have been written down in letters of blood. “It is not permitted to put a Roman citizen to death.” Such was the law passed by popular acclaim; but Sulla conquered and said: “All who have borne arms against me are worthy of death.” Octavius and the companions of his crimes confirmed this law.

Under Tiberius, it was a capital offense to have praised Brutus. Caligula condemned those to death who were sacrilegious enough to undress before the Emperor’s image. When tyranny had invented the crime of lèse-majesté, in cases where men had committed deeds which were either insignificant or heroic, who would have dared to suggest that their penalty should be other than death without himself incurring a charge of lèse-majesté?

When fanaticism, the monstrous progeny of ignorance and despotism, invented in turn the crime of divine lèse-majesté, when in its madness it conceived the notion of avenging God himself, was it not obliged to offer him blood and to put him on a level with the monsters who claimed to be cast in his image?

The death penalty is necessary, say the upholders of the barbarous old ritual; without it there is no sanction powerful enough to arrest crime. Who has told you so? Have you counted all the means whereby the penal laws can inflict pain on the human system? Alas, short of actual death, how much physical and moral agony may a man not suffer!

The will to live yields to pride, the most imperious of all the passions that possess the soul of man; the most terrible punishment that can be inflicted on man as a social being is to be publicly disgraced, which is the supreme mark of public execretion. When the legislator may strike the citizen in so many places and by so many means, why should he feel reduced to resorting to the penalty of death? Punishments are not intended to torture the guilty, but to deter men from committing crimes from a fear of the consequences.

The legislator who prefers death and other atrocious penalties to the milder means that he has at his disposal outrages the sensibility of the public and deadens moral sentiment among the people he governs; he is like an unskilled tutor who, from his frequent resort to cruel punishment, brutalizes and degrades the spirit of his pupil; moreover, in seeking to overstretch the springs of government, he weakens them and wears them out. The legislator who maintains this penalty is one who renounces the salutary principle which recognizes that the most effective means of repressing crime is to make the penalty fit the passion that engendered it and to punish the passion, as it were, in itself. He confuses every principle, he disturbs every relationship, and he deliberately thwarts the objects of the penal laws.

The death penalty is necessary, you say? If that is so, why have so many nations been able to do without it? By what chance have these nations come to possess the greatest wisdom, happiness and freedom? If the penalty of death is the most suited to prevent great crime, it must follow that crime has been less frequent among the peoples who have adopted it and been the most lavish in its use. But the opposite is the truth. Take the example of Japan. Nowhere have the death penalty and torture been so lavishly applied; and nowhere have crimes been so frequent and so atrocious. It would appear that the Japanese have set out to vie in ferocity with the barbarous laws that scourge and afflict them. Did the republics of Greece, in which punishments were moderate and the death penalty was either rarely used or was completely unknown, present a picture of more crime and less virtue than countries governed by laws of blood? Do you believe that Rome was stained by more crimes when, in the days of its glory, the Portian law had abolished the severe penalties imposed by the kings and decemvirs than it was at the time of Sulla, who revived them, or of the emperors who carried their severity to an excess that was worthy of their infamous tyranny? Has Russia been convulsed since the autocrat who rules her entirely suppressed the death penalty, as if she had wished, by this act of humanity and enlightenment, to atone for the crime of maintaining millions of men under the yoke of despotism?

Listen to the voice of reason and justice; it cries out to us that human judgments are never sure enough for society to be able to put to death a man who has been condemned by fellow men who share his fallibility. Even if you imagine the most perfect judicial system, even if you find the most upright and the most enlightened judges, you will still have to allow place for error or prejudice. Why deny yourselves the means to correct them? Why condemn yourselves to the impossibility of holding out a helping hand to those unjustly sentenced? What is the use of vain regrets or of the illusory reparation that you make to an empty shadow or of lifeless ashes? To deny a man the possibility to expiate his crime by repentance or virtuous deeds, pitilessly to shut him off from any return to virtue and self-esteem, to hasten to force him into his tomb while he is freshly stained by his crime; all this is to my mind the most horrible refinement of cruelty.

The legislator’s first duty is to form and to preserve public morality, which is the source of all liberty and of all social well-being. When, in pursuit of a particular goal, he departs from this basic and general aim, he commits the most vulgar and the most disastrous of errors.

The laws must, therefore, always afford peoples the purest model of reason and justice. If for the august severity and the moderate calm that should distinguish them they substitute anger and vengeance; if they shed human blood that they have the power to prevent and that they have no right to shed at all; if they display before the people scenes of cruelty and corpses bruised by torture, then they pervert in the citizens’ minds all idea of what is just and unjust, and they give rise within society to terrible prejudices which engender others in their turn. Man is no longer so sacred a concern, his dignity is rated of lesser worth when public authority sets little store by his life. The idea of murder inspires far less terror when the law itself sets the example of it for all to see. Horror of crime diminishes when its only punishment is by another crime. Beware of confusing the efficacy of punishment with its excessive severity: the one is fundamentally opposed to the other. Moderate laws win the support of all; savage laws provoke a general conspiracy.

It has been observed that in free countries crimes have been more rare and penalties less severe; the one follows logically from the other. Free countries are those in which the rights of man are respected and in which, in consequence, the laws are just. Wherever they outrage humanity by their excessive rigor, they afford the proof that in such countries the dignity of man and the rights of the citizen are unknown or are not respected and that the legislator is but a master in command of slaves, whom he pitilessly punishes according to his fancy. I conclude that the death penalty must be repealed.

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7 Types of Narrative Conflict

Every work of literature, and much nonfiction narrative, is based on at least one of the following conflicts. When you write a story or a biography, or relate a true event or series of events, you need not focus on such themes, but you’re wise to identify the conflicts inherent in your composition and apply them as you write.

1. Person vs. Fate/God
This category could be considered part of conflict with self or with society - a conflict with fate/God (Oedipus Rex) is part of an internal struggle, while a conflict with religion is a conflict with society.

2. Person vs. Self
A person’s struggle with his or her own prejudices or doubts or character flaws constitutes this type of conflict (Hamlet).

3. Person vs. Person
Any story featuring a hero and a villain or villains (The Count of Monte Cristo) represents this type of conflict.

4. Person vs. Society
When the protagonist’s conflict extends to confronting institutions, traditions, or laws of his or her culture, he or she struggles to overcome them, either triumphing over a corrupt society, rejecting it (Fahrenheit 451), or succumbing to it (1984).

5. Person vs. Nature
In this conflict, the protagonist is pitted against nature (Robinson Crusoe) or a representation of it, often in the form of an animal (Moby Dick).

6. Person vs. Supernatural
Superficially, conflict with the supernatural may seem equivalent to conflict with fate or God, or representative of a struggle with an evocation of self (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) or nature (The Birds). But this category stands on its own feet as well.

7. Person vs. Technology
Humanity’s innate skepticism about the wonders of technology has resulted in many stories in which antagonists use technology to gain power or in which technology takes over or becomes a malign influence on society (Brave New World).