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The Littlest Winchester - Guide You Safely Through

Character: Castiel

Warning: None

Word Count: 820

Prompt: Could you hold my hand?

Tagging: @mitramooney @amy-de-l-abc

Fic:

    The dinosaurs are not quite how Castiel remembers them. For one thing, many of them are smaller than they really were, and some are oddly disproportionate. You can only do so well when you’re limited by fifteen-foot ceilings. The colors are also inaccurate; they’ve been painted the way humans imagine they’d look. Their roars, growls, chirps, and clicks, though similar to the real things, sound tinny and canned, piped through camouflaged speakers somewhere behind them and timed to match their movements. To the angel, the velociraptors have been the most authentic so far. These animals are fake, made from rubber stretched over a metal frame to create a robotic dinosaur complete with glass eyes and sharp teeth. They can move their tails, bend their necks, tilt their heads, bite down, and even blink, but once you’ve seen them in real life, these renderings aren’t all that impressive. At least the time and creativity put into bringing the lizards to life helps make up for what they lack in intimidation.

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THE FORCE IS REAL & THE MATRIX IS TOO!!!

I’d like to get into something a little controversial today. Most of you will dismiss this post as the fantasies of some nerd, many will read it with apprehension, but for the few of you out there who know what I’m talking about I hope this article brings some clarity, knowledge, and awareness your way.

Psychic abilities and the laughable hippie-dippie “Energies” have always been a part of my life since I was a small child, most of us have had these experiences when we were kids before. Experiences like getting a bad feeling about something that turned out to be right, getting visions of a future event that actually happens, feeling vibration or fields around objects or your body, some of us have the ability to know what someone is about to say before they even say it, seeing colorful auras around people that other’s did not see. Most of us have some metaphysical(mystical) experiences like these in our childhood before it was stomped out of us by other’s telling us “it’s not real!” or “Wow you’re very imaginative.” But i have news for you…

It WAS real! It IS real, and if you’ve held on to that suspicion you are not alone. But enough banter lets get to what you want to read.

What is “The Matrix”? What is “The Force”? Without delving into anything esoteric this all pervading, all surrounding, binding and driving energy is fundamentally what you are, what we all are. We are consciousness. The old proverb “I think therefor I am” really gets to the point that the only thing you truly know is that you exist and everything else is up to interpretation. As morpheus so adequately puts it, “What is real? How do you define real… Real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.” When you delve into the question “what is reality” you’ll find some interesting answers. Take your phone for example, or your computer you are using to read this? Is it really there? Of course it is! You can see it right?

WRONG

What you are actually seeing as your phone, as your computer is a holographic interpretation generated by your brain (sounds crazy right? But hear me out) the light(energy/information) of your phone enters your eye and reflects off your retina, which translates that information into electrical signals which is sent to your brain(the processor). Based off of this electrical information your brain sorts out what is important to the coherent image and what is not, based on what your brain has deemed relevant about your device(it’s color, it’s boundaries, it’s texture) your brain simulates the experience in front of you just as it does with everything else.

PREPOSTEROUS!!! IT CANT BE!!!

Let’s look at the facts, when talking about this I love to bring up the visually impared & hallucinations. A man who is colorblind and cannot see red & green hues has no conception of them, if it weren’t for the fact he was coexisting with people who have that sensitivity it would forever elude him and nothing would be out of the ordinary, yet because he literally “Renders” life differently does that mean his life is any less real? Of course not, he’s here isn’t he?! What about hallucinations? We’ve all seen the schizophrenic hobo yelling and swinging at people/things that just aren’t there. What’s happening is the processes in the brain used to create his holographic simulation of reality are at best malfunctioning. He is generating beings into his experience of reality that aren’t there. But they are so clearly there to him none the less. Who’s to say you are different? That what you experience as being there is actually there? What is “There”?

Now it get’s interesting

A quick google search into quantum physics may bring up some confusing and in all likelihood “boring” articles but quantum physics. Since it’s creation the study has been challenging our view of reality on every fundamental level. There’s an experiment you should know about called the double slit experiment, take your time, look it up It’s best to fully understand it’s implications than take my word for it. But long story short of this experiment hints at some disturbing results. “Reality” vanishes into a state of non-physical probability when not being observed. Why is that? Because it’s not being rendered by any one consciousness. How can something be if there is nothing perceiving it?

Ah now you’re starting to see(hopefully)

You’ve been fed a lie since birth, a subtle lie, and a convincing one at that, but you are not your body. I repeat, You Are Not Your Physical Body…. In fact you aren’t even your thoughts or your emotions. “Then what am I Mr. Knowitall!?” I’m getting there don’t worry. Are you ready?

You are the part of yourself that’s always been there which you’ve thought about the least. You are what is behind the eyes, you are what is behind the thoughts, behind the feelings and sensations. You are that which experiences. That which is experiencing. “What? I still don’t get it” okay hold on. Lets label it to give you some clarity. You are the Observer, that which is observing the world through your body and through your brain…. Yeah kinda crazy. And it a bit imperceptible I know..

“So what’s the point? You said the force is real! I thought we were gonna be talking about jedi!?”

Don’t worry young one, you will be a jedi, I promise you. Patience is key.

So if reality is a holographic matrix constructed by my brain and I am the observer how does that make me a Jedi? When you look at your phone, when you look at your device, it is rendered into existence as a hologram for you to experience and OBSERVE. That image of the device is directly an extension of yourself, your brain generated it after all. What is the difference between generating this device in “real life” and one you generated in a dream? Obviously the one in that supposed dream of yours isn’t real and the other one is real right?! Nope… We just back tracked. Were you able to hold that device in your dream? Did it look real? You thought it was real until you woke up from the dream right? Well thats because your brain uses the same processes to render dreams as it does to render “real life”!

“Wait wait wait, so basically you’re telling me life is just one giant dream which somehow everyone is existing in and creating together?! That nothing is actually "Real” and that everything I see is just an extension of my brains ability to render it. That’s what you’re saying? That’s ridiculous!!!

Now you’re getting it!!!

“Even if that is true I still don’t see how that makes me a jedi or gives me force powers!”

All things in good time padawan, you’re already taking your first steps into a larger world, just keep going. When you see the houses in your neighborhood, when you see the trees growing by the sidewalk, when you see the clouds and stars in the sky the image you see is directly created/rendered within your brain and has become an extension of your being in the process. “Well what if I look at my friend Jody!” Yes she is an extension of you as well! And your arch enemy Devon at work, he’s another extension too! “So we are all extensions of one another?” Exactly. “So you’re saying we are all one?” Essentially. And this oneness, this universally binding matrix that is everything extending to and creating everything is “The Force”. “Fine but how does this allow me to throw objects across the room?” Again patience is key, because before you can access those abilities you need to acquire an understanding of how it all works. Life essentially is one giant dream, the same rules apply and you can change your experience simply by mastering the intent and focus of your consciousness. When you think something that thought affects your perceptions and thus your rendering of reality. It extends to and affects everything around you (since everything around you naturally is an extension of yourself) when you think hatefully towards a coworker is it no coincidence they will often feel the same disdain? When you think positively about someone, hold them in high regard is it no coincidence that person naturally has a better standing with you? These feelings transcend words, they transcend conversation and are directly felt by your other extensions that are Jody and Devon… Even if they are unaware of it.

I know I know, you want physical evidence, you want to feel the force flowing through you, and I don’t plan on leaving you empty handed so if you have read thus far here is your reward. I’m going to detail for you a simple exercise that will allow you to feel The Force of consciousness that extends from your body and out into the matrix.

1. Take both of your hands and place them in front of you with both palms facing each other.

2. Make sure that your palms are separated by 1-2 inches and are not touching in any way.

3. With one of your palms fixed in place keeping it completely stationary slowly start to move your adjacent palm in a circular motion very slowly.

4. Slowly build the circles larger and larger, then with your stationary palm listen and feel for any sensations you pick up from your moving palm.

The first few attempts at this practice may be fruitless(but not necessarily) and with continued practice you should be able to very distinctly feel your energy(the force) from your circling palm rebounding and influencing the stationary energy(force) from your fixed palm.

Everyone can do this, and it works much better practicing with someone else than on yourself. But if you do not feel anything after the third try it is likely because your mind is filled with what I call “Cross chatter”. The constant onslaught of noisy thoughts that pull you out of the moment, the here and now. If this is the case try meditating for 20-30 minutes a day and try again with a calmer mind 2-3 days later.

The more you practice the more sensitive you will become and the easier it will be to feel “The force” with practice these sensations will become stronger, with meditation your understanding of these sensations will deepen, and the more mastery you will have over your extending consciousness.

This energy is always around you, it exists in many various forms and fields extending from you, one of which is the Aura. In a state of normalcy your aura extends 1-2 inches above your skin with varied thickness at certain points, but once you learn to feel the force you will learn to feel your aura (physically) as well. I’ve found that the aura is very responsive to sounds, you can literally feel sounds reverberating throughout your aura with enough practice (I’ve gotten to the point where I can feel it almost constantly throughout the day as long as I’m not too busy and pre-occupied) when you get to this level I highly advise you explore a new taste in music. you wont just be listening to music through your ears, but through your aura as well, you’ll notice how certain music causes different vibrations and different emotional states. You’ll be aware on a much deeper level how music affects you and can lift you into higher states of awareness or lower states of isolation and solitude ^_^ your tastes will change and you will begin to gravitate towards specific tones, melodies, and vibrations that elicit euphoria!

Continue your training young padawan, your potential is unlimited! And never stop seeking a higher level of understand and reality!!!

I apologize for the vagueness of this article but the subject of consciousness is such a large topic for discussion it would be impossible to give all the answers in one post. Hold onto your questions, and hold onto your skepticism as well. Seek answers to these questions and maintain that degree of high skepticism until you experience these phenomena for yourself! The answers will come in time but you must be in an active pursuit if the truth!

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Amazing Futurama 3D test shot by seccovan

UPDATE: Why I Think the Render Might Be Fake

In the first circle, the girl in the middle is in front of the girl on the right. Inside the second circle, the girl in the middle seems to be behind the girl on the right.

And renders usually showcase new hairstyles and clothing options, so I doubt a real City Life render would use hairstyles from the base game.

What do you guys think?

Grantaire never really bought into the soulmate thing.  It’s not that he didn’t believe it- obviously the tattoo made it hard to ignore. But how could someone be happy with a random person they’ve never met? He’d stopped looking at his tattoo ages ago, and had added several others. Sometimes it was a game with new friends: which tattoo is his soulmate tattoo?

He was hanging out in the Musain with Joly and Bossuet, just drinking and avoiding his project, when what looked like a real life rendering of Apollo walked in. He stared, ignoring Joly and Bossuet’s giggling and nudging. “Holy fuck, is that Apollo himself?!” Grantaire asked, rather loudly.

cipecrop-deactivated20140701  asked:

Don't you feel like architecture is becoming this kind of contest to show off these amazing Photoshop and rendering skills, but a little hollow and out of touch with reality? I mean, the pictures you post are incredible, and the ideas enticing, but most of them are downright illogical and impossible to actually carry on. Is it still architecture if it's not meant to be built, or are they just pretty images? I just wanted to pick your brain about this

Real architecture, or just pretty renders?

First of all, I love your question and thank you, I’ve been arguing this for a long time with other architects. You are right on point.
Next, a wise man (my grandfather) once told me - “Practically anything can be build, if you can add foundations. But you will have to ask yourself - will you be able to justify the idea economically and functionally?!”. And after my years in school and on the job, I’m seeing everyday what he meant. Few years ago someone on Tumblr asked me - “How can you build a building-like pyramid upside-down?”. I bet that would make an awesome render. So that got me wondering. I knew that we can’t found a pyramid in one point, there should be things happening underground, but is it actually possible? After talking with a professor of mine, we elaborated the idea and came to conclusion that (in theory) is possible, but will be so damn expensive and actually not practical at all, plus there would be much maintenance needed on the construction over the years.

Me, personally, I like concept projects and renders, as many other architects and especially “ordinary” people do. I believe that those concepts encourage creativity and visions for the future of architecture. Maybe there is no practical way to build those things now, but they open discussions and thinking that make us find a way for more practical and economic approach. Today we have many building technologies and principles, that human kind couldn’t imagine a century ago, so why can’t we see things in a way for the future?!

But we have to draw the line somewhere and start seeing things more realistic.
I don’t approve of firms that make realistic renders, that confuse people of what is real and what is not. There has to be a limit and difference between realistic renders and architectural renders.
Don’t get me wrong, realistic renders are a still and those 3D artists should work in Hollywood and not in architectural firms. 
The pre-build concept render should show the architectural side of the project, not make a vision in the clients head, where frequently the final product lacks those shiny views.

Also, I hate when architects make concept projects in a illogical way, breaking the boundaries of nature, that are simply not possible or dangerous. 
- Stop putting trees on the 125th floor of buildings. It’s stupid and dangerous. Up there, there are winds that can blow that tree right off. Trees attract lightning strikes.Also, it’s expensive. 
- Stop designing gardens with trees on top of buildings. - For a small tree to grow on top of a slob, it needs more than 3 meters of earth in depth. That’s huge static weight on the construction. It can eat through the concrete and with the huge moisture that it needs, it can damage the construction.

Lets not get into it, but to summarize:
Concepts are a good thing. They make us think of different ways to do things, to see the future, to seek for ways to make better buildings that serve us, the people, they encourage our creativity.
But we should have boundaries when designing and not go over some basic logical things.
Make pretty renders that present your vision in the best possible way, but remember the gift of 3D CGI is just a tool, and it should be just an extend of our practice.
Make a distinction between real life photography and concept renders, because we, as architects and designers should nurture our gift, but not overextend and present to the people fake visions of the future.