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the “chatter” that our minds tend to generate when first learning to
meditate. It can help get rid of mental blocks and similar mental
issues.Mixed colors bring enhanced protection in the areas
enhanced by all combined types. It calms a chaotic mind and promotes
freethinking, flexibility, and freedom of choice. It empowers one to
verbalize their ideas and needs with confidence, and to embrace
self-sufficiency by not resting one’s happiness in the hands of others.
Meditation with this mineral can help reveal the truth of a relationship
and is marvelous for releasing suppressed emotions and facilitating
Snake is such a fascinating character to me, and there are so many unanswered questions. Is a snake hybrid that was perhaps experimented on much like Finny? Perhaps he is simply a person that really bonded with snakes? How on earth does he communicate with the snakes anyway? So many questions – and one little analysis.
Please note, this is purely my headcanon for the character. As such, feel free to agree or disagree with anything I’m about to type.
I think Snake is human, although he had these unusual physical features since birth. He was probably even called Snake when he was young and was rejected by society. Feeling very alone and distant from people, he began to bond with snakes since he had heard from cruel people that he was more like a snake than a human. As he came to know them, and he was accepted, he learned to communicate. They don’t have an exact language with one another. Hiss, hissss, hiss hissy doesn’t translate directly, but Snake does understand what they are saying. This is how he could get the message that Ciel had been in the restricted area of the first tier tents. The snakes don’t understand his words directly as snakes are deaf. They can, however, feel the vibration of his speech as they are often on his skin. They also can tell his body movements, body temperature, and even sense a bit of his emotions so they get the idea of what he’s trying to say. This is how they communicate.
Snake’s been hurt quite a bit in the past, so he keeps his emotions carefully bottled up inside. In fact, he also looks rather sad or even distant. He passed on his emotions and expresses his feelings through the snakes themselves. It’s not that Emily’s really more caring or Oscar is more brash. While Snake is ‘translating’ what they are saying, he’s also projected his emotions and feelings on the snakes so that each one almost represent a part of his personality he has subdued. By speaking through them, he can express how he feels in any given situation as he rarely speaks for himself. It’s almost as if he has dissociative identities, but instead of this being personalities inhabiting the same body, he has given these identities to the snakes. There’s even a question if everything he says the snakes tell him is completely accurate or more of what he wants to say. Again, it is obvious he has some understanding as you can see with the incident with Ciel, but this isn’t to say that his emotions could never influence his translations. Seriously, he could tell us that one of the snakes is singing a piece of opera, and we’d never know the difference.
Snake and his snakes communicate by mutually understanding one another. Since Snake is the only actually mouthpiece, however, he can use his friends to express feelings and thoughts that he might not have felt comfortable doing with his own voice.
“Did that help?” he questioned dryly, raising an eyebrow towards the enraged man. Magnus whirled around with a scowl stretched across his features that would’ve had Alec splattering across the brick wall behind him if looks could have really killed.
Sebastian is not so much teaching Ciel as forcing him to compete. He’s goading Ciel into improving his performance and defying his tutor’s expectations.
The risk of being a hard tutor (if you were to do this in real life) is that if the student does not succeed at the difficult task, they’ll become discouraged and reluctant to try again. Succeeding once at a difficult task is likely enough that it’s worth taking the chance a few times, but you can’t count on kids being able to defy expectations over and over again.
It doesn’t scale. It doesn’t work over time. You can’t base your whole teaching style on this. You’ll burn out the children.
Of course, such a method is perfect for a devil’s needs. He doesn’t need Ciel to improve over the course of a long life. He only needs Ciel to be able to improve until the very end of a short life.
The moment Ciel can no longer do something difficult is the moment he will no longer have to do something difficult.
The moment Ciel loses the strength to pursue his revenge, he will no longer have the opportunity to pursue his revenge.
“I am proposing that we change our concept of ‘Gaeltacht’ from a geographical one – one of scattered semi-Irish speaking districts, mostly on the western seaboard– to one of an Irish-speaking community wherever that community may reside. With the definition Irish speakers living in the existing Gaeltacht would remain in the Gaeltacht: those who did not speak Irish would not. The same criteria would apply to all Irish citizens living in Ireland, irrespective of whether they lived in West Belfast, Dublin, Cork or wherever. In short, think of people rather than places.”
Dónall Ó Riagáin, The Concept of the Gaeltacht: Time to Revisit?
Thank god someone in this country acknowledges the importance of moving away from the antiquated idea of a spatially bound Gaeltacht is doing more harm than it is good. Gaeltacht policy is actively harming speakers of the language throughout the country, and constant refusal to responsibility for it is driving the current standard of Irish into the ground.
Okay I’m sorry that this isn’t fandom related, but I had some questions. I really want to lose weight as fast as I can and I wanted to know if anyone knew any good ways. I wouldn’t say I’m heavy but I’m just really unhappy with myself. I’m about 5'2 and 115 pounds and I disgust myself everyday please help
When it was first suggested that Baron Kelvin might be a foil for Diederich because they are both ‘fat barons’ with opposite personalities, my first instinct was that this was probably not the case. There are quite a few chapters between the two characters, so it’s not something that would even cross people minds to compare the two. Plus, I had never really thought of Baron Kelvin being fat before. I looked up his picture, and it’s true that he’s a bit on the heavy side. I suppose since that wasn’t part of the joke like it was for Diederich, I hadn’t even noticed. I was paying more attention to Baron Kelvin’s bandaged face and body. I couldn’t help but be intrigued that I had even noticed that Baron Kelvin might be considered overweight simply because no one around had pointed it out.