The first truly NEW photo set of 2017 is here! Showcasing off my collecting of RX-78 Gundams, of which I’ve got quite the variety. The kits featured here (from right to left in the top and bottom pics) are:
RX-78-2 Gundam [Revive] - “Revi”
RX-78-2 Gundam [Ver. G30th] - “Ani”
RX-78-2 Gundam [21st Century Real Type Colors] - “Shade”
RX-78-3 G-3 Gundam - “Grey”
RX-78-3 G-3 Gundam [Revive] - “Trey”
Of all these kits, I have to say that my three “revive” kits (and I’m including the Real Type Color one in this group) are easily my most favorite. Their articulation, detail, and posability are amazing and a lot of fun to work with. I absolutely had to make them a feature of this set which ended up with the three fighting for control! Looks like Shade one that one… for now.
A lot of this photo set was done to test out my phone’s camera capabilities while I try to save a get a dedicated DSLR Camera for future shoots. I still have some tweaking to do, but for now the 13mp digital camera on my Galaxy J7 will have to do. Do let me know what you think of the quality of the images and I’ll try to make adjustments where needed!
I have a bonus set after this one, so do stay tuned!
May 20, 2017 Sun enters Gemini May 10, 2017 Full Moon in Scorpio
Present - Mercury rx in Aries until 3/5 May 16, 2017 Mercury enters Taurus
Current month - Venus in Aries Current month - Mars in Gemini Current month - Jupiter rx in Libra Current month - Saturn rx in Sagittarius Current month - Uranus in Aries Current month - Neptune in Pisces Current month - Pluto in Capricorn
Mazda Savanna/RX-3, 1972. Mike Whiddett described the RX-3 as “my favourite car of all time”. It was a compact, rotary-engined model range available as a GT coupé, saloon or sport wagon. The 1972 RX-3 was the world’s first rotary-powered station wagon. Prior to the RX-7 the RX-3 was Mazda’s most popular rotary engined car and, unusually for most model ranges, the GT coupé was the most popular variant with 50% of all RX-3 sales. It remained in production until 1978 and was succeeded by the RX-7, Mazda having been encouraged by the success of coupé model
The HCD, headed by Athura (member of the city council), is a robotic police force of sorts, with a wide variety of units, from the flying patrol drones like the Wasp, to pursuit drones like the Lynx, and destroyer drones like the Mammoth. Since the introduction of the HCD four years ago, the crime rate in the city has plummeted, although there is still a thriving underground. The units of the HCD function like a hive mind, feeding commands to each other through a network of larger drones, like the Guardian, which have built in command relays. These higher ranking drones pass can receive instructions from anywhere in the city and forward them to nearby units (the range depends on the size of the drone’s relay device, but is usually around five kilometres). Without instruction from the command network, the ‘dumb’ drones revert to basic, built-in directives: 1. The law must be enforced. 2. It cannot kill. A target must always be treated with non-lethal violence. If non-lethal violence is not effective, Protocol 1 cannot be followed. 3. Civilians, if possible, must not come to harm. If civilians must come to harm, Protocol 1 cannot be followed. 4. The drone must preserve itself as much as possible. Protocols 1-3 must be followed, even if the drone is damaged, or even destroyed, as a result.
Note: none of the MOCs pictured are together anymore.
Mercury rx (9/4 - 3/5) feels like the author in my head keeps backspacing so it’s hard to figure out how to say what I was thinking before it vanished I think we physically resonate with Mercury and Mars and feel them when they retrograde because we use these for daily executive functioning. its such a great time for mental harvest… deep below…mercury retrograde gives the impression from earth that mercury is closer to the sun…its like the sun shining on another side of the mind
the human mind is an amazing thing, the way that we can construct truths and beliefs, like how we construct pain… going to the dentist hurts us a lot, but not other cultures… in some cultures it hurts getting your hair cut… so if we approach Mercury rx with this sort of trepidation, that’s probably what will happen
what if the mercury retrograde effected us so much we got confused about it being mercury retrogade do you miss your mind yet? don’t worry, it will find itself again
The five card spread is typical in Lenormand and works well in terms of the sentence-like reading style. The middle card acts as the significator card, so you can either draw cards randomly and the card that falls in that space is the central theme, or you can shuffle and then find the significator card within the deck and draw the two cards in front of and the two cards behind in order to get your spread. The significator does not need to be a card that represents you or the one asking the question–in fact I never read like this–I pick the significator based on the content of the question being asked. So, for Lenormand, love questions I seek the heart or the ring based on the context, but with Tarot you can use The Lovers, or Two of Cups, etc. as the significator.
For those already comfortable with Lenormand, the next steps should be easy. For those who have never read Lenormand, single card draws are rarely done, or if they are, they give you minimal information. Cards are usually drawn in pairs and the one card modifies or flavors the context of the other. I say sentence-like reading style because you can think of it as subject+modifier/noun+adjective, etc. When it comes to multiple card draws, it follows like a sentence/additional sentences–noun+verb+adjective, noun+verb+adverb, etc.
So in reading the first card plus the second card, the first card is the subject and it is being modified or flavored by the second card. In the example reading above, you have The Moon + The Priestess. The Moon is the subject, so you would pull out a noun from the keywords for that card, e.g. mystery, unknown, dream, madness, unconscious, symbol, illusion. The Priestess is the modifier so you would pull out adjectives from the keywords of the card, e.g. intuitive, mysterious, emotional, clairvoyant, perceptive, insightful, sensitive, innate. Then you combine the two. Examples of this could include:
In the five card spread, you pull out pairs and string together their meanings to construct a narrative. Here I break down the example card pull.
1+2: The Moon + The Priestess = Emotional madness. 1+3: The Moon + The Devil = Oppressive madness. 2+4: The Priestess + 6 of Cups Rx = Immediate emotions. 3+5: The Devil + The Empress Rx = Restrained oppression. 4+5: 6 of Cups Rx + The Empress Rx = Restrained (to) present.
Then you string together to create the narrative. So in this example, you have:
Emotionally overwhelming times (emotional madness, oppressive madness). In order to stabilize the situation (restrained oppression), dwelling in the past or on the future needs to be limited (Immediate emotions, restrained to present).
For people used to doing very in-depth readings using Tarot, this might seem really off-putting as you are boiling down the meanings to the bare-bones, but that is exactly why I love Lenormand. Most people doing a 5 card spread could probably write several paragraphs explaining the nuances, but for people who want quick, direct responses, I think this is an awesome way to achieve it. When reading for myself, this helps me to avoid over-analyzing to get the answer I want. It’s hard to fudge the results in a biased way when it’s this simple.
So for someone who prefers Lenormand but still loves Tarot, you can have your cake and eat it too :)
So we’ve been kicked out of our usual C&C meet spot, but the meet carried on today anyway. Still got pics of this beautiful R33 Skyline GT-R and a turbo 3 Rotor RX-7, and spent the whole day chillin’ with new friends.