nature objects

the mcelroys trying to relate to teens
  • Justin: brings teens to the outdoors to help them focus so they aren't looking at their phones while also calling several inanimate objects of nature "just like snapchat"
  • Travis: focuses on the teen's artistic interests and helps them express themselves while shouting positive statements at them nonsensically
  • Griffin: brings a lone teen out to the deep woods and makes him sacrifice his phone to the "clown box" a box that likely contains a murderous clown who thirsts for phones, in return for a hand-drawn maze and other gifts who proceeds to attack griffin's lone teen.

senshiofmom  asked:

Top 10 sailor Moon Monster of the week

10. Screaming violin woman (093)

9. Pegasus hits the gym (143)

8. WHAT the ACTUAL HELL (151)

7. An 80s stripper who also happens to be a shoe (106)

6. Me (114)

5. The animation department had a lot of extra pink paint (174)

4. An elephant vacuum cleaner, but like in a sexy way (094)

3. My breasts are two small screaming snowmen (038)

2. Ball Family (132, 140, 146)

1. A straight-up, actual volcano (067)

Science is not nature. Science is not truth. Science is the process by which humans try to uncover truths about nature. 

Nature is objective and exists outside of humanity. We are products of nature and exist within it. 

But science is socially constructed, because science can’t exist without us. Science is something that must be done. And because it only exists within the context of us messy political humans it reflects our messy political society. It’s biased and political and can be (and often is) wrong. 

Science can be harmful. It can, and is, used to support and justify bigotry and hatred. And support harmful power structures. And justify whatever status quo those in power wish to maintain. 

It also does amazing things and brings to light beauty and elegance and things previously unimaginable. It can also be used to fight against the damaging and harmful. 

But these are two sides of the same coin. And if we really want science to be the best it can be we need to recognize that. 

But art not only exploits the variety of appearances, it also affirms the validity of individual outlook and thereby admits a further dimension of variety. Since the shapes of art do not primarily bear witness to the objective nature of the things for which they stand, they can reflect individual interpretation and invention.

Mimetic Words | Onomatopoeia

Hey guys, today we’re gonna talk about mimetic words and onomatopoeia in Japanese! Mimetic words, just like onomatopoeia, are words that phonetically resemble the source of sound that they’re describing – they mimic sounds, feelings, and senses! You will often see these mimetic words and onomatopoeia in either ひらがな or カタカナ! It doesn’t really matter which one you use.

Animal and Human Sounds・擬声語・ぎせいご:
Bear・ガオー・Roar
Bee・ブーン・Buzz
Cat・ニャー・Meow
Cow・モーモー・Moo
Dog・ワンワン・Woof
Duck・ガーガー・Quack
Fox・コンコン・???
Frog・げろげろ・Ribbit
Horse・ひひいん・Neigh
Monkey・ウキウキ・Oo-oo-aa-aa
Mouse・チューチュー・Squeak
Pig・ブーブー・Oink
Sheep・めーめー・Baa

Child crying loudly・うわーん
Chuckling secretively・ウフフ・(´∀`*)ウフフ
Clearing your throat for attention・おほん
Loud laugh・アハハ
Speaking a foreign language fluently・ぺらぺら
Surprised scream・うぎゃー
Unable to contain laughter・クスクス

Inanimate Objects and Nature Sounds・擬音語・ぎおんご:
You will often see 擬音語used in manga!

Bursting into flames・メラメラ
Heavy rain pouring down・ザーザー
Rock tumbling down a hill・ゴロゴロ
Running at full speed・タタタタ
Stepping on dirt or sand・サクサク
Thunder rumbling・ゴロゴロ
Water bubbling gently・こぽこぽ

Movement and Motion・擬容語
 ・ぎようご:
Asleep・ぐっすり
Fast paced walking・すたこら
Joints shaking・がくがく
Nodding off・うとうと
Trembling from cold, fear, or anger・ブルブル
Wandering aimlessly・ウロウロ

Feelings・擬情語・ぎじょうご:
Excited from anticipation・わくわく
Fascinated by something beautiful・うっとり
Happy, full of hope・うきうき
Running around hurriedly・あたふた
Throbbing pain・ずきずき
Worrying about the past・くよくよ
Worrying or wondering what to do・もやもや

Onomatopoeia・オノマト:
Banging・ごんごん
Chubby・ぽっちゃり
Grass rustling・わさわさ
Gushing water・ごぼごぼ
Knocking・こんこん
Loud snoring・ぐーぐー
Long yawn・ふわ~
Moving slowly・のそり
Rough・ざらざら
Rustling・ばらばら
Smooth / Silky・さらさら
Strong cough・ごほん
Suddenly waking up・がばっ
Tapping・とんとん
Vomiting・げっ
Wandering around aimlessly・のらりのらり

One of my greatest talents is turning things that are seen as superficial- such as appearance- into things of depth. An appearance does not define a personality, but I use my imagination to create one from what I see of others. If you think about it, art is superficial in the way it is mostly based solely on appearance. But if you look closer, that appearance means something. It portrays emotion, thoughts, ideas, experiences. Nature, people, objects- they all represent the same themes. I suppose the quote, ‘Life imitates art’ is applicable in this way.
—  Submitted by anonymous

If we’re being particular, magical symbolism is highly individualized for each practitioner. Understanding the personal link between an object and the concept(s) that object represents is an introspective process that takes time. Being able to leverage that symbolic meaning to effect powerful changes is an even more complex process and could perhaps be considered an art in its own right - the art of understanding your connections to reality as you perceive it, and then consciously using those connections to make changes to the perceived reality.
Despite this subjective, personal relationship with meaning, there are some widely agreed upon symbols that have taken root in the magic community and are a useful tool as you work towards establishing a better understanding of magic for yourself. Symbolic meaning is shaped by physical reality, culture, personal ideology, and other such forces, so it’s not terribly surprising that some common things (colors, elements, glyphs, natural objects) have taken on a relatively cohesive symbolic meaning that has clear links with more well-documented phenomena and mythologies. Color associations, for example, are heavily structured off of color psychology. Color associations have heavily influenced the Westernized interpretation of the chakra system as well as many uses for crystals. Some associations are more obscure, often taking root as folk traditions or healing methods.
Certainly, many of these associations have persisted due to their effectiveness for practitioners at large. However, it’s crucial to recognize these well-known associations for what they are - generalizations across many cultures, some of which were adopted or appropriated irresponsibly. I don’t say this to necessarily discredit popularized associations, but rather to remind you that these associations should be seen as merely a starting point and that much of this information has been passed through Western lenses of interpretation. With that caveat, I present some common associations for colors, elements, herbs, and crystals/minerals.

Colors

  • Black - protection, control, absorption of ambient energy
  • Blue - soothing, relaxation, clarification
  • Brown - grounding, stability, abundance, connection with nature & the home
  • Green - physical concerns like money, school, careers, and general success
  • Purple - power, especially mental or psychic in nature
  • Red - power, especially of a physical nature
  • White - new beginnings, stimulation of creativity
  • Yellow - joy, passion, romance

Elements

  • Earth - grounding and stabilizing. provides strength, security, and energy. can be slow/unwilling to adapt to change.
  • Air - causes things to spread, facilitates transmission of intentions and information. can be difficult to pin down, overly honest.
  • Water - governs emotion, intuition, soothes and heals. can be reactionary or particularly susceptible to illusion.
  • Fire - transformation, vitality, independence, power. can be difficult to control, unpredictable and has potential to cause injury.

Herbs

  • Lavender - cleansing, protection, purification, soothing
  • Basil - luck, money, protection
  • Thyme - strength, courage, protection
  • Bay - wishes, purification, strength
  • Sage - protection, purification, grounding
  • Cinnamon - success, confidence, healing, protection
  • Mugwort - astral travel, psychic ability
  • Peppermint - prosperity, protection, consecrating, sleep
  • Rosemary - memory, purification, protection (especially from nightmares)
  • Rose - love, pleasure, beauty
  • Chamomile - success, purification, soothing

Crystals

  • Quartz (and variants) - (clear) amplifies and can be used to support other energies; (amethyst) psychic healing, soothing; (citrine) creativity and success; (rose quartz) love, nurturing, healing
  • Fluorite - clear focus, easier to communicate information
  • Black Tourmaline - grounding, protection, absorption of negativity
  • Labradorite - boosts magical work
  • Lapis Lazuli - calms, makes communication easier
  • Carnelian - stimulates activity and creativity, living in the moment
  • Pyrite - assists in manifestation and accomplishing tasks
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ART SCHOOL | JONNY ALEXANDER (Detroit, MI)

Inspired by his love of the outdoors, artist and Head Screen Printer Jonny Alexander’s work incorporates Nature, landscapes, and its objects/processes, creating large open landscapes to cross sectional terrestrial islands sometimes floating in space, surrounded by oceans, or inhabiting surreal terrains.  Devoid of humans and human interactions, his visual narratives do, however, reflect his own “existential quandaries” or spotlight the human consequences to the environment as in a 2016 mural he created with the Pangeaseed: SeaWalls Murals in New Zealand.  We’re super excited to chat with Jonny about his art school experiences, his love of the outdoors, as well as his work ethic and tenacious attitude, all in this session of Art School. 

Photographs courtesy of the artist

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Wherever natural forces can be monopolised and guarantee a surplus-profit to the industrial capitalist using them, be it waterfalls, rich mines, waters teeming with fish, or a favourably located building site, there the person who by virtue of title to a portion of the globe has become the proprietor of these natural objects will wrest this surplus-profit from functioning capital in the form of rent.
—  Marx - Capital Vol 3 Ch.46 1894