the rain represents the emotions at that time


After months of rain, spring has taken over in gold country. The tulip gardens in Nevada City are a rare and beautiful occurrence. Over ten thousand tulips grow in these gardens, with each flower being uniquely different. Tulips here come in every colour, from the bright yellow flowers to the rich violet, and they bring out the rich emotion of pure joy while people are in their presence. To me, these delicate flowers were a breath of fresh air after the winter. Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings – these tulips represent that idea perfectly.  


The band is in an arid desert environment, and features each of the band members in a different element of nature. Joseph Kahn used each element to represent the different personality of the singers. He decided that A.J. McLean embodies the band’s rock and roll sensibilities, with his ’fiery light and Hollywood cool’, so he framed McLean by the sun as he drives a classic car down the highway. “The elements are sort of embracing their performance, so it feels like emotions. Nick Carter is ’very volatile at times, beautiful to look at, but dangerous if you get too close’, so he is represented by fire. Howie Dorough, the ’slick guy in the group’, became rain. Kevin Richardson, ’the most mature and reserved’ Backstreet Boy, is ‘colder,’ so he became snow. Brian Littrell, who’s described as ’this big ball of energy, you can’t stop him’, became the crashing waves of the ocean.”

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Here’s something to think about:

This is Gintoki when he’s released from prison by Yaemon:

He’s weakened, (they probably starved him in there), and can barely stand. Judging from his clothes and the state he’s in, we can conclude that the meeting with Otose in the snow takes place right after:

The anime seems to confirm this by adding the snow to the escape scene (it’s hard to tell if it’s snowing in the first mangacap, but let’s assume that it is):

And then you get this nice little parallel here:

There’s snow when he first meets her, and rain when he finds her for the ‘last’ time. Snow being a symbol of hope, a blank slate; rain being a metaphor for loss and death.

However, snow can also represent repressed emotions and the desire to confront them. Here the rain can be a much needed emotional release; the breaking point. And judging by the pivotal scene hereafter with Shinpachi and Kagura, we can conclude exactly that.

(Nice touch there, Sorachi.)

When Gintoki makes the promise to protect Otose, he uses it as a tool for redemption. A sense to keep on living. When that seemingly ‘fails’, he tries to retreat, but it’s only when those closest to him say what he needs to hear that he can start to move on emotionally.

We have not lost anything yet. So you must not lose your soul.

Strengthening others with pretty little philosophies about life is easy, but actually following them through yourself is the most difficult thing there is.

☾ ☽

The Full Moon is in Taurus ~~
time is placid…flowing like a melting milk pot. music sounds slower.

it has been raining here, dark, the taurus moon melancholy, literature seems to sing, theres lethargy but theres no need to sleep, there’s something like a night lullaby

a slow process of emotion, a feeling of renewal and deep reflection. the taurus-scorpio axis is one of value, material and physical. it’s also a highly fertile time, the taurean archetype representing the fertility principle, scorpio’s reproductive ruling, and the feminine lunar processes. this is not only in terms of pregnancy, but also giving birth to ideas relayed from the bottom of consciousness, creative melodies, and regenerative purification that give new light to old perspectives and previous experiences that are wearing us down and causing us to carry a dead weight

it’s a time to indulge. midnight icecream. sensual luxuriation. bath bombs. meditation. and sitting under the full moon

dont’ forget to put your crystals out ;)

-Cherry <3

Symbolism within the posters

Its interesting on how the comic con character posters they teased are filled with so much symbolism.

  • Ruby’s poster is a scythe with roses coming out of it, with the moon in the background. Makes sense as a lot of her journey will most likely be about dealing with what she found out about her heritage. The Moon is also tied with roses in most of song lyrics so there’s a connection between that. Also Roses are framed in the same way as the shattered pieces bursting out from the moon. Also “red like roses” has always been associated with loss and death for Ruby. “red like roses” haunts her dreams with images about her mothers death and now she has suffered a lot more than just that, so we will most likely have her dealing with that too.
  • Weiss poster is a rapier with a glyph in a snowstorm, with grimm in background. Many people pointed out that Schnee hereditary semblance(aka pretty much necromancy) is the only thing we know that summons things apart from grimm. The family is also the most connected to Dust mystery and are set in Atlas, which in itself is located in fallen kingdom of Mantle, so it works nicely as summary of things surrounding her character and most likely relevant to her story arc. At the same time, a rapier with fire dust(Weiss) in a cold blizzard(her family) is clear symbolism for the conflict within her family. And the fact that the Schnee flyph is split in half most likely is another symbol fo the conflict between her and her father.
  • Blake’s poster contains a white fang mask, her ribbon and her weapon, all of them surrounded by rain. All three elements represent the things that defined Blake and the things tied to her struggles, while Rain is symbolic of negative emotions, bad things having happened, etc. The Ribbon represents her faunus heritage that she hides as she tries to define herself for who she is, even if she is not exactly sure what she wants to be or how she wants to fulfill her ideals. The White Fang mask is embodiment of her conflict for equality and her conflict with the White Fang which she views as her failure. So obviously all of those elements have to play a role in her story. I already made a theory before that she might try to create an counter-organisation to WF as an alternative so I’ll just leave it at that as a guess. Whatever it is she is clearly set to oppose Adam and the white fang.
  • Yang’s poster is more mysterious. Its her weapon, bandages( I assume these are bandages because no idea wtf else can that be) and ozpin’s gears surrounded by embers of fire. Her weapon and bandages clearly represent the loss of her arm and her struggle with that. Embers are essentially “death of the fire” and usually used to represent the end of something. If fire is passion, will and determination, then embers of fire usually can symbolize represent dying emotions, waning relationships, burning bridges, which is identical to yellow chrysanthemum in her concept art. Likewise, the ozpin gears most likely hint at Raven possibly revealing whatever made her to go rogue in the first place(Ozpin’s One Big Lie?), which is pretty much the most clear way for Raven to get her on her side if it ever happens.