le koro

Koro (The Chorus)

Bu filmin bende çok ayrı bir yeri vardır. Fransız bir öğretmenin hayatından bir parçayı anlatan film gerçeklerle o kadar iç içe gidiyor ki insanın tüyleri diken diken oluyor. Ayrıca tumblr'da en az bir kere gifini görmüş olduğumuz bir sahne içeriyor.

Mucizeleri olmadık şeylerde değilde hayatın içinde aramalıyız. Her insanın karşısına gerek öğrencilik hayatında gerekse normal hayatında bir sivri kafa çıkar umarım ;) Ayrıca benim sıradan bir kağıttan uçağın ne kadar harika bir şey olduğunu görmemi sağladığı için ne kadar mutlu olsam az.

Tür: Dram, Müzikal

Süre: 97 dk.

Oyuncu: Hepsi bir birinden iyi işlenmiş karakterlerin ama unutulmaz olan tabi ki sivri kafa “Gérard Jugnot”

Yapım: 2004 - Fransa/Almanya/İsviçre

Diğer ismi: Les Choristes

Kimse vazgeçilmez değildir -Koro”

Film izledikten sonra çok hoşunuza gidecek bir fotoğraf. :D

Who ended up teaching Lewa the Agori language

Probably Onua, now that I think about it. But Lewa probably showed off to his teammates, because they learned it the bogus magic way and he was learning it the hard way, so it’s way more impressive

I get the feeling Lewa would love some parts of Agori culture, such as the whole children thing. They’re like the Le-Koro villagers but without jobs, so they can play all day :uuuuuuuuu

I bet he works in some manner of childcare in his off time, and he is great at it

Since Nuju speaks the language of the birds, this means he has to listen to them scream out about how sexy they are and how everyone needs to stay the hell out of their territory. This might explain why he shut himself up in a monastery and never, ever, visited Le-Koro.   

Then again, we were never too sure what Nuju himself was saying. Perhaps it was nothing but a string of come-on’s and curses. Matoro just filtered most of it out and made up the rest. 

Neurodivergent Lewa?

So , I remember seeing something a few months back about a headcanon of Lewa being autistic. I didn’t think too much about it at the time since there was no discussion/elaboration of the idea, and it didn’t quite line up with the image of Lewa I had in my head…

But I reread the Hapka books recently and holy crap, I can’t unsee it- so many of his behaviours seem consistent with Asperger’s, I could almost swear he was coded that way on purpose. So, I’d like to expand on that idea a bit. I’ll start by clarifying that I’m not autistic myself (to my knowledge), so this headcanon is partly inspired by the experiences of friends of mine,as well as kids I’ve worked with, so please know that I do not intend any disrespect. And please feel free to correct me if I’ve got anything wrong.

So, here goes…

Stimming

The term “stimming” refers to repetitive behaviours that help someone  stabilise mentally/emotionally, or engage one of their senses for pleasure or comfort. Some examples are hand movements, rocking back and forth, or vocalisations.

Lewa is described as moving and fidgeting a lot. At one point in the story, Lewa’s hands start to shake as he becomes restless and anxious to get back to Le-Koro. He is also shown singing phrases to himself over and over (“Don’t be late, don’t be late…”), possibly a form of vocal stimming. His battle cry/yodelling ( “Aiaiaiaiai!”) might serve a similar purpose as well.

Empathy

The common stereotype is that autistic people lack empathy. It’s a sweeping generalisation that can potentially be quite harmful, and it comes from a few common misconceptions about what empathy actually is.

When we say someone is very empathetic, we mean they possess several traits and skills for understanding and caring for others. One of these is the ability to implicitly read the emotions of others. It’s true that many autistic people struggle to understand what other people are feeling, or fail to predict what effect their words and actions will have on people. Lewa shows this trait early on- the narrative mentions that he often accidentally insults the other Toa, to the point where they are surprised when he comes out with a deliberate insult. (A far cry from his later portrayals, certainly.)

But a difficulty understanding others’ emotions does not necessarily imply an inability to care about their feelings. In fact, by contrast, there are many people in the world who are skilled at understanding others in order to cruelly manipulate them with no regard for their wellbeing. Makuta Teridax and The Shadowed One are perfect examples.

Which brings me to another aspect of empathy- the ability to share others’ feelings, to be affected by the emotions of someone else. Some autistic people have this trait in the extreme, and can get very emotional about things that are happening to other people. Lewa displays this when the Toa come across a Ta-Matoran traumatised by the Bohrok to the point of being barely able to speak. Lewa’s never even met the little guy before, but winds up getting almost as distressed as the Matoran himself out of concern and confusion.

Lewa’s concern for others also overrides his rational judgement when he comes across the Le-Matoran possessed by Krana. He has been told that the Krana are overriding their minds, but the sight of the people he loves being enslaved and begging for his help causes him to try to help them there and then rather than running away or trying to fight. He’s not stupid by any means, but he is very much driven by his and others’ emotions, possibly more so than any other Toa.

Sensory Overload

After Lewa is attacked by the soundshape, Kopaka and Gali find him curled up in the fetal position, covered in mud, hands clapped over his ears, and recoiling at any noise above a whisper. He’d been there for hours, if not days. This scene just reminds me so much of some of the kids I’ve seen having a sensory or emotional overload and just completely shutting down, not wanting to interact with the outside world at all. I mean, it’s possible that anyone would be in that condition after such an encounter, but it seems harder to picture any of the other Toa reacting in quite the same way.

Either way, that scene definitely tugged at all of my “get the poor guy a blanket” instincts.



Greg’s Lewa doesn’t have so much of this autistic coding as Hapka’s, but at the same time it doesn’t really seem to contradict Hapka’s interpretation. One could argue that a slightly older, less naive Lewa who uses humour and charm to compensate for his social difficulties is a fairly realistic progression, given that the Greg stories are mostly set after Hapka’s.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed reading. I’m keen to hear other people’s opinions on this… Any other autistic/neurodivergent Bionicle headcanons out there?

anonymous asked:

Beatrice from 'Umineko no Naku Koro ni' is a trans woman. It's complicated, but she is definitely non-binary.

Originally posted by shiromahou

Oh, so this is her? ^^^

I’ll admit, I don’t think I've ever heard of Umineko no Naku Koro ni before, so I have done a little bit of research, and it does seem like an interesting watch. And Beatrice does seem like an interesting character too. 

Thanks for introducing her! Hopefully when I actually watch it, I’ll understand her character a bit more.

SOUNDSHAPE: a bionicle question

Okay but consider

Lewa having aversions to loud sounds after that incident with Kohrak-Kal in the third book

and sometimes it’s fine and he can pretend nothing ever happened

but other times when Le-Koro is bursting with fireworks he finds himself drifting away to keep his heart from racing out of panic

hard mode: imagine onua finding him like that (since kopaka and gali were the only ones that knew about it)

Play Well

It seems like there would have been a really unfair home field advantage for Kolhii games on Mata Nui. Ta-Koro and Po-Koro are scorchingly hot and Ko and Ga players are likely to get heat exhaustion. Frostbite and hypothermia threaten to overwhelm both players and audience in the Ko-Koro stadium. No one but the locals can even see the Kolhii ball on the poorly lit Onu-Koro fields.

Vertigo and acrophobia plague those in the Le-Koro stadium, and it was not unheard of for Nui-Rama to swoop down and carry the occasional player off before the hive was destroyed. 

Ga-Koro is generally accepted as being the least difficult field of play, but cheap stadium seats are often flooded by high tide. 

anonymous asked:

Who do you think the 'When mom isn't home' meme would fit best w/ in bionicle?

Just about any of the Toa Mata/Nuva with their respective Matoran.

I couldn’t decide between Gali and Hahli because of the shades, Lewa and a member of the Le-Koro band because of the trombone, or Tahu and someone who uses a furnace (how about Turaga Vakama for laughs) for the oven slamming.

Why Po-Koro makes sense

I’ve seen a few posts recently that the existence of Po-Koro doesn’t make any sense, that a desert on a tropical island seems extremely out of place. I thought to do some brief research on deserts for a story, and here is what I found as to why it does make sense.


Orographic lift is air moving from a lower elevation (Le Koro) to a higher elevation. The higher it goes, the more relative humidity rises, and it creates precipitation. In the case of the moisture reaching higher and thus colder elevations, the precipitation would be snow.The lower warm air humidity jungle atmosphere of Le-Koro (haven’t really delved into the research of swamp/jungle air yet) perfectly sets that up, giving the humidity needed for precipitation to fall on Ko-Wahi/Mt. Ihu.

Foehn/Fohn Winds are downslope winds that occur on the leeward (downward) side of a mountain range. These winds force most of the moisture on the closer side of a mountain range, and then the dryer air is blown to the far side of the mountain. As the winds travel over Mt. Ihu and leeward, they generally raise the temperatures of the environment by as much as 14 degrees C/25 Degrees F. Winds blowing northward from Le-Wahi towards Ko-Wahi could possibly be considered Foehn winds because all of the moisture that is deposited there; and if the air warms after passing the main parts of the mountain range, with little moisture left in them, they could be blowing dry air towards what is classified as Po-Wahi/Koro. Also, in the case of the eastern part of the island, consider this– the moisture in the air passes over a voicano, the Mangai, so it wouldn’t necessarily snow or rain much there. All of the moisture would just evaporate back into the atmosphere. 

Ga-Wahi is the solution to that– the moisture, once entering a cooler environment, would fall in the water region. Whether that be directly over Naho bay, or towards the center of the island where it goes to spill towards that waterfall of Gali’s mask. 

So with little moisture left in the air, what would it do? Create an air environment where there is little to no rainfall, which is what a desert is classified as. Further classifications could have Po-Wahi as a rain shadow area, which is classified as a leeward, dryer side of a mountain resulting from all of the moisture being condensed on the wayward (closer) side of the mountain. If Po-Koro/Wahi were on the far side of where the winds generate on Mata Nui, i.e. the region of air, it would make sense that this phenomenon could occur.

Quick Disclaimer time: I believe Wikipedia to be an accurate source of information because a lot of the stuff written on there is cited at the bottom. I will look further into it if people reading this are skeptical of Wiki’s accuracy. If all of this is accurate, it shows how much research really went into the construction of the original environment of Bionicle. The story team really went into the logistics of how the island worked, and even though Greg repeated said that Bionicle doesn’t have to follow earth physics, this is a great example of where it did.

Now this explanation of the sources of Po-Wahi’s desert landscape relies on winds being blown northward, and I can’t really think of any reasons why winds wouldn’t blow. If there are people in the fandom who are better weather experts than I, please add to this discussion.

Holiday Havoc

I really wish we had gotten some more official slice-of-life storylines in G1. A series of short stories centered around the Turaga of Mata Nui taking a day off would be amazing! It could be set just prior to the arrival of the Bohrok-Kal when things had quieted down, with each of the Turaga leaving their left and right hand Matoran in charge and gone off for a relaxing day of whatever they wanted away from the day-to-day management of their villages.

In the 10 or so hours that they’re gone, pandemonium can break out for different reasons in each of the village. Say in Po-Koro that the carvers and Koli players begin an all out fight that began with a tiny dispute that Onewa would usually settle. Some poor clumsy Ga-Matoran would accidentally sink Nokama’s hut while she was away. Le-Koro would break out into an even wilder than usual party that trashed the whole village.

Onu-Koro miners would try to finish a project ahead of schedule to impress Whenua and cause a cave-in, setting back work for months. Some of the Ta-Koro guard sneak off for a day off themselves and fail to notice the ash bear wandering into their village and causing general mayhem.

Ko-Koro is absolutely fine, because, well, it’s Ko-Koro.

The left and right hand Matoran do their best to clean up their nightmare situations before the Turaga return. Calling in their Toa for extra help just before the Turaga are due back.

For the most part they cover their tracks, but Nokama does wonder why her house is sopping wet inside, and so very full of fish.

Why am i posting teasers for things that wont be out for a while

for navigations sake, blue lines are underground highways, pink are caves, lime is the cavern of light 

cyan is pine forests with custom trees.

the whole thing is 4000x4000 btw, it takes like 15 minutes to sprint the whole le-koro highway.