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My final project released

Hope you enjoy it 😊


In this material world, pets are replaced because of people’s vanity and trends in societies. We created a 2D animation with a warm and touching story to present the relationship between people and pets. The animation describes how the main character gets rid of the material thought, how he realized that pets are not consumables and knows how to cherish life.

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Director/Story/Storyboard/Background:Rea
Characters/Animation/Post-production:Qur
Business/Background/Animation assistant:Az
Color Design/Merchandise/Typesetting:Telis
BGM/Sound Effect:Black cat

anonymous asked:

Can we hear your story of the seven gatekeepers? It sounds cool!

Aaah, I don’t think anyone really wants to hear it! I’m definitely not a writer. I’ll give a summary, though.

My idea when I wrote the story was that it was supposed to be like a fable to tell around the hearth, to help people understand the concept of unbalanced Janyatic principles. But it’s important to keep in mind that this is just my view on the matter! Thinking of things this way is helpful for me, but it may not be helpful for other people.

So, of course, the Janyati can never themselves be unbalanced. Only in the material world can the Janyatic principles turn into something harmful, if unchecked. This, combined with the fact that I see the Dark Queen, the snake, and the keres as shadows cast by parts of the material world when they obstruct the light of Dea, is why I chose to represent the seven gatekeepers as the shadows of statues of the Great Janyati.

In my story, these statues were some of the first things built by Maid, and they were intended to serve as a reminder of how to live in the light of Dea. But when night first fell on the statues, their shadows grew large and took the form of frightening, distorted versions of the Great Janyati. Knowing that they could not survive the dawn, the shadows slunk down into the underworld where they would be safe from the light. There, each of them created her own realm to rule over, where she would ensnare those souls who mistook her for the Janya she resembled. (The Daughter puts an end to that, but of course we all know that story.)

The Chelouranyans talk about the unbalanced Vikhelic principle more than any other, but it’s important to remember that all the principles can become unbalanced. For example, the unbalanced Sushuric principle can take the form of (among other things) controlling the behavior of loved ones because you believe they’re incapable of taking care of themselves and only you know what’s best for them.

The end of the story is supposed to show that the Janyatic principles balance each other out, and that if you have too much of one principle and it’s causing problems in your life (which I’d say is the case for most people), then focusing on some of the other principles will help put you back on track.

The story is unfinished because I haven’t entirely worked out which gatekeeper represents which unbalanced principle yet, since I feel the objects which each gatekeeper took from the Daughter during Her descent have symbolic significance. I’m trying to look at traditional virtues and “sins” from around the world for guidance, but I’ve been too busy with school to get very far.

The Signs as Types of Witches

Traditional Witch: Capricorn

Traditional witches are interested to the roots of witchcraft. Their craft is past down from previous generation which in return makes them feel deeply connect to their ancestors They work well with plants, herbs and chemicals and are familiar with different techniques of witchcraft. They can be drawn to either dark or light magic which is a decision that is left to the individual. They are all about personal growth and desire the expansion of knowledge of the craft. It is hard to describe what is true to a traditional witch because they definition is whatever fits best for them. Key characteristics: Wise, responsible, considerate and connected.  

Hedge Witch: Aries, Sagittarius & Pisces

Hedge witches value the bridge between the material world to the spirit world. They can step foot between the different worlds and feel quite comfortable doing so. They mastered using nature for witchcraft and have a knack for herbalism. They value taking care of their community whether it is from aiding people with protection and healing spells or acting as a midwife. They are known for their wisdom and are often self-taught. Key characteristics: Friendly, adventurous, knowledgeable and spiritual.

Earth Witches: Taurus, Virgo & Scorpio

Earth witches are known for being in touch with nature-based witchcraft. They familiarize themselves with gardening and have quite a green thumb. They feel the most powerful during the spring when life forms around them, but they respect the power of destruction and death. They maintain an envious form of level-headiness for they tend to wait and listen before reacting. However, they are no stranger to anger and can form a strong grudge. They pride themselves in being a strong role-model and a wise teacher. Key characteristics: Patient, cautious, mature and reserved. 

Kitchen Witch: Cancer

Kitchen witches focus on bringing magic into their everyday life. They are rooted in their own homes which brings a sense of simplicity to their hectic life. They are spiritual beings and want to make sure that aspect remains true no matter what life bring to them. They are more comfortable with their refined culinary expertise and herbs to make some magic happen. They also incorporate their knowledge of gemstones to healing practices. This practice is a little more independent and a more natural approach of witchcraft. They value protection of the home and fond of love and relationships. Key characteristics: Creative, proud, kind and loving.

Eclectic Witch: Gemini & Aquarius

Eclectic witches pick and choose what they want to follow and practice. They take up many forms of witchcraft and merge it into one. Their practice is very personalized and because of this they tend to do it in private. They may cause others to question their legitimacy, but that doesn’t bother them too much because they know themselves more than anyone. They don’t believe in conforming and rather do the research before fully committing to one thing. Key characteristics: Unique, confident, adaptable and inconsistent. 

Sea Witches: Leo & Libra

Sea witches are known for controlling the waters around them. They specialize in water-based magic which they receive the help from numerous water sources to successful practice witchcraft. They practice grey magic which is a balance of dark and light. They are known for their creation of tools and know how to improvise when needed. They are opened-minded for they like to take note of each prospective before committing to a side. They often reflect what they see from others so treat them wisely or they will make you regret any form of mistreatment. Key characteristic: Balanced, intuitive, energetic and fair. 

Shakespearean Character Ask Meme

ANTONY: What bad habits do you need to break?
BEATRICE: What is the achievement you’re most proud of?
BENVOLIO: What comes to mind when you think of peace?
BIANCA: What do you want most in life?
CELIA: Do you want to fall in love?
CIRCE: Would you rather be loved or feared?
CLAUDIUS: What is the worst thing you’ve ever done?
CORDELIA: Do you consider yourself a good person?
CRESSIDA: What makes you feel trapped?
DESDEMONA: Do you believe that the truth will set you free?
EDGAR: Do you want to make your family proud?
EDMUND: Do you ever wish you’d been born someone else? If so, who?
GERTRUDE: Would you (or have you) ever cheated on a significant other?
HAMLET: Do you prefer to think things through thoroughly or act on impulse?
HECATE: Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
HELENUS: Do you believe in God?
HIPPOLYTA: What is your biggest regret?
HORATIO: Who do you love most?
JULIET: What is your favorite luxury?
LADY MACBETH: What is your favorite thing about yourself?
MACBETH: Have you ever killed anyone? Would you?
MALCOLM: What does honor mean to you?
MEDEA: Do you have any quirks?
MERCUTIO: Is there anyone you would die for?
MIRANDA: Is happiness a choice?
OBERON: Does reputation matter to you?
OPHELIA: Is there anything you regret not doing?
ORSINO: If you could have any material thing in the world, what would it be?
PARIS: If you had the chance to rule the world, would you?
PORTIA: When did you lose your innocence?
PUCK: Do you consider yourself a mischievous person? 
ROMEO: How far would you go for love?
ROSALIND: What does your ideal day entail?
ROSALINE: Which people from your past haunt you?
SEBASTIAN: Is violence ever the answer?
TITANIA: Do you believe in magic?
TYBALT: If you could kill one person without consequences, who would it be?
VIOLA: How skilled of a liar are you?
VOLUMNIA: Describe the biggest sacrifice you’ve made.

big day for the taz gays

-the thought of Kravitz is something that makes Taako’s heart swell up.
-Kravitz thinks of Taako as a “lovable doofus.”
-the first thing Kravitz does after escaping from the death sea is try and open a portal to get to the material world where Taako is - NOT attempt to contact the literal goddess, with power over the dimension, he has means of communicating with.
-Killian scooping Carey up and comforting her.
-Killian was confirmed out loud by Griffin as “her girlfriend.”

Neptune in the First- I adopt the traits, the expressions, the voice of others, often unaware that I am doing so.

Neptune in the Second- I find comfort in the jewels of the material world, they appear to me as deceptive cures.

Neptune in the Third- I cannot see that one plus one equals two logic. But I can see the nuance in the paintings and the poetry in the books. I doodle my dreams on my homework.

Neptune in the Fourth- I long for my happily ever after as far as my sense of home goes, maybe there is still time yet.

Neptune in the Fifth- Recreation takes me to other worlds, though true pleasure can feel hard to come by.

Neptune in the Sixth- How do I protect myself while serving others? How do I have boundaries while accepting connection?

Neptune in the Seventh- I lost myself in someone else, but somehow I don’t seem to mind.

Neptune in the Eighth- I’m drawn to the edge of the ledge now and then, to peek over and feel the rush.

Neptune in the Ninth- My belief can move mountains.

Neptune in the Tenth- I’m drawn to those that speak with charisma, with power and magnetism, so much so, that the actual words they speak seem to fall to the side.

Neptune in the Eleventh- I take the strikes against the marginalized personally, their wounds are mine.

Neptune in the Twelfth- The unconscious world captures me, my silent fantasies, leaving an alien feeling should reality seep in.

The rhetoric that demonizes anti-Latino and anti-Asian immigrants is disturbing not only for what it says, but more so for what it does not say. By portraying immigration to the United States as a matter of desperate individuals seeking opportunities, it completely disregards the aggressive roles that the U.S. government and U.S. corporations have played— through colonialism, imperialist wars and occupations, capital investment and material extraction in Third World countries and through active recruitment of racialized and gendered immigrant labor— in generating out-migration from key sending countries. As Joe Feagin reminds us, “recent immigrants have mostly come from countries that have been substantially influenced by imperialistic efforts by U.S. corporations and by the U.S. government around the globe.” This portrayal of immigration stigmatizes the immigrants as desperate, undeserving, and even threatening, and delinks contemporary immigration from past U.S. corporate, military, or governmental actions abroad.

As I watched this spectacle of border making, I was reminded of my own bordercrossing experience. In 1975, when tens of thousands of Vietnamese refugees, including my own family, arrived in the United States, the majority of Americans did not welcome us. A Harris poll taken in May 1975 indicated that more than 50 percent of the American public felt that Southeast Asian refugees should be excluded; only 26 percent favored their entry. Many seemed to share Congressman Burt Talcott’s conclusion that, “Damn it, we have too many Orientals.” Five years later, public opinion toward the refugees had not changed. A 1980 poll of American attitudes in nine cities revealed that nearly half of those surveyed believed that the Southeast Asian refugees should have settled in other Asian countries. This poll also found that more than 77 percent of the respondents would disapprove of the marriage of a Southeast Asian refugee into their family and 65 percent would not be willing to have a refugee as a guest in their home. Anti-Southeast Asian sentiment also took violent turns. Refugees from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in many parts of the United States have been attacked and even killed; and their properties have been vandalized, firebombed, or burned. The antirefugee rhetoric was similar to that directed against Latino immigrants: Southeast Asians were morally, culturally, and economically deficient— an invading multitude, unwanted and undeserving.

- Yen Le Espiritu, “Homes, Borders, and Possibilities,” in Asian American Studies Now (2010) 

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girls + zodiacs: taurus 

“They feel the need to always be surrounded by love and beauty, turned to the material world, hedonism, and physical pleasures. People born with their Sun in Taurus are sensual and tactile, considering touch and taste the most important of all senses. Stable and conservative, this is one of the most reliable signs of the zodiac, ready to endure and stick to their choices until they reach the point of personal satisfaction. What we often see as stubbornness can be interpreted as commitment, and their ability to complete tasks whatever it takes is uncanny. This makes them excellent employees, great long-term friends and partners, always being there for people they love. Earthly note makes them overprotective, conservative, or materialistic at times, with views of the world founded on their love of money and wealth.”

Saturn in the First- Through Striving, slowly building myself, I create who I was meant to be.

Saturn in the Second- I learn the value of the material world, but also how to value myself despite it.

Saturn in the Third- I learn to master my mind.

Saturn in the Fourth- I learn to find my warmth outside of those four walls.

Saturn in the Fifth- I learn how to kick back, relax, love and follow my bliss.

Saturn in the Sixth- I learn that I am a part of something bigger, that I am one stroke of a painting.

Saturn in the Seventh- In others I find my life lessons greet me.

Saturn in the Eighth- I learn to let go of all that is transient.

Saturn in the Ninth- Through disciple, I find knowledge of the highest power.

Saturn in the Tenth- I strive for recognition, to be seen in dignified glory.

Saturn in the Eleventh- I seek a society that will cradle me, support my energy, but instead I find myself glancing away from warm eyes and small smiles on the street.

Saturn in the Twelfth- I can feel the accumulation of all our shared struggles seep into me. It can be overwhelming.

George Harrison, photographed in 1965 by Leslie Bryce for The Beatles Book, and in 1992 by Mark Seliger.

“He liked the moon, you know, if the wind was blowing and the full moon was up, he’d put on Bing Crosby singing ‘Sweet Leilani’ and just make the moment even better, and then he might hand you a gardenia.” - Olivia Harrison, Living in the Material World [x]

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“He was a very romantic person.” - Olivia Harrison, 2007 [x]

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“All senses were satisfied as incense blew in the morning breeze, mingling with the steam from hot cups of tea. If he stepped out the door for a breath of morning air, he always returned with a flower or leaf that would have gone unnoticed by everyone else, in the same way many among us would have gone unnoticed were it not for his ability to ‘see’ the true person inside the bodily form. He always went straight to the heart of a person, and that ability extended to any subject or matter or work before him. His ability to penetrate to the core gave him, as he put it, 'a different slant, a different patter,’ than anyone I ever knew.” - Olivia Harrison, “A Few Words About George,” Harrison [x]

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moodboard: the great gatsby

“ I have an idea that Gatsby himself didn’t believe it would come, and perhaps he no longer scared. If that was true that he must have felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living too long with a single dream. he must have looked up at the unfamiliar sky through frightening leaves and shivered as he found what a grotesque thing a rose is and how raw the sunlight was upon the scarcely created grass. A new world, material without being reran, where poor ghosts, breathing dreams like air, drifted fortuitously about….like that ashen, fantastic figure gliding toward him through the amorphous trees.”