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List of gender neutral names with meanings and origins:

So, I was going to send this as a message to @oabuckvu, but instead I thought I’d post this here since others may also find it helpful!

A:

Addison- child of Adam- English
Adina- slender- Hebrew
Alby- from Alba- Latin
Ally- friend- English
Ash- ash tree clearing- English
Azra- pure- Israeli
Asa- physician- Hebrew
Arin- enlightened- Hebrew
Arlo- army, hill- old English or barberry tree- Spanish
Avery- elf ruler- English
Alex- defender of mankind- Greek
Arlen- promise, oath- Irish
Ambrose- immortal- Latin
Aspen- tree- English
August- dignity, vulnerable- German

B:

Blaine- yellow- Scottish
Blake- blonde, dark- English
Bryce- swift- Celtic
Brooklyn- broken land- English
Bradley- clearing in a woods- English
Bailey- bailiff- English
Beck- brook, stream- Norse

C:

Chyler- beloved- English
Cody- child of cuidightheach- English
Charlie- charles- English
Chris- christ- English
Coby- supplanter- Latin
Casey- brave- Gaelic
Corin- spear bearer- Irish
Cameron- crooked nose- Scottish
Colby- town, dark- Norse

D:

Dakota- friend- Native American
Devon- poet- Irish
Delaney- descendent of the challenger- Irish
Drew- manly- English
Denham- habitation- English
Dael- knowledge of God- Hebrew
Danny- God has judged- Scottish

E:

Ellis- Jehova is God- Greek
Ellery- from the elder tree island- English
Evan- youth warrior- Irish
Emery- brave, powerful- German
Eden- delight- Hebrew
Ellison- child of elder- English

F:

Farron- iron grey- Anglo Saxon
Freddie- peaceful ruler- German
Frankie- free one- French
Fynn- river in Ghana- African
Finch- bird- English
Flynn- child of red hair- Irish

G:

Gene- well born- English
Gale- cheerful, pleasant- English
Glade- shining- English
Glen- valley- Gaelic

H:

Hollis- Holly tree dweller- English
Harlow- rock, army, hill- English
Halley- lived near a grove- English
Hadley- Heather field- English

I:

Isa- devoted to God- Teutonic
Ives- archers bow- English
Iggy- firey one- English

J:

Juniper- youth producing, evergreen- Latin
Jesse- gift- Hebrew
Jo- God is gracious- English/German/French
Joey- may Jehova add- Hebrew
Jordan- river flow- Macedonian
Jet- black gemstone- German

K:

Kellam- at the ridges- Norse
Kelsey- from the ships island- English
Kendall- royal valley- English
Kai- sea- Hawaii

L:

Logan- hollow- Scottish
Leslie- garden of holly- Scottish
Lee- dweller near the wood- English
Lane- path- English
Luca- bringer of light- Italy
Lirit- poetic- Hebrew
Lex- defender- Greek
Lakota- friends- Siouan

M:

Mattie- strength in battle- German
Morgan- sea defender- English
Misha- God live- Russia
Max- greatest- Latin
Mattise- gift of god- French
Monroe- from the mouth of the river Roe- Irish

N:

Newlyn- from the new spring- Celtic
Noel- Christmas- French
Nicky- victory- English
Nat- gift of god- English
Nova- chases butterfly- Native American

O:

Oakley- from the oak tree meadow- English
Oak- tree- English

P:

Perry- dwells by the pear tree- English
Piper- one who plays the pipe- Scandinavian
Pema- lotus- Tibetan
Puck- unknown meaning- Dutch
Parker- park keeper- English

Q:

Quinn- fifth- Irish
Quinta- fifth- Spanish

R:

Reese- firey- Welsh
Rey- king- Spanish
Reed- red, clearing- English
Rune- secret- Norse
Rue- herb, regret- English
Rain- blessings- American
Riley- dweller by the Rye field- English
River- river- English
Rowan- red- Gaelic
Rory- red king- Gaelic
Ronson- child of ron- English

S:

Sawyer- cuts timber- Celtic
Stevie- crown- English
Shiloh- owner- Hebrew
Sage- wise one- French
Saxon- knife- Teutonic
Sammy- bright sun- Finnish
Scout- to listen- French
Shane- gift from God- Irish

T:

Tex- texas- American
Toni- worthy of praise- Latin
Theo- God given- Greek
Taylor- to cut- French
Tyne- a river in england- English
Tyler- maker of tiles- English
Terry- powerful ruler- English

U:

Umber- shade- French

W:

Wyatt- guide- English
Willow- graceful- English
Wynne- fair- English
Wren- song bird- English

X:

Xen- religious- Japanese

Y:

Yael- mountain goat- Hebrew

Z:

Zen- meditative state- Japanese

anonymous asked:

I agree with the previous anon, I remember thinking there couldn't be any more handsome men after seeing soo ho and dji wi but then the motherfucker yeo wool appeared and I couldn't believe there existed such beauty and that I was blessed to be able to witness it and I just had to pause the episode because damn

i feel like if the hwarangs are a boy group, yeo wool will be everyone’s bias wrecker. i mean look at this mother fucker without the long hair and he still slays. 

yeo wool? more like yeo-wanna-fuck? hell yes!

and he can turn sexy to straight up cutie patootie. 

bless cho yoon woo. 

I’m thoroughly enraptured by the high voltage treatment this producer has given Cruel Youth’s Alexis Texas. In fact, I’m thoroughly enraptured by everything I’ve hitherto encountered from Darth & Vader after falling in love with that taut gripping remix. The Brazilian producer turns Cruel Youth’s Alexis Texas into a tense jouncing Brazilian bass, dark smoldering deep house, & sharply serrated future house chimeric beast. It’s just the Monday morning spritz of adrenaline pumping, serotonin releasing dance music I need. The original comes off of Cruel Youth’s excellent 2016 EP, +30mg, a bewitching sonic affair if there ever was one, with Teddy Sinclair’s smoky exquisite vocals on full display. For more of Darth & Vader’s electrifying sonic stimulation, check out his remix of Nirvana classic Come As You Are below. And for a dose of gratifying originality, stream Darth & Vader’s collaboration with Vincce & Luo below that. Revel in Kalinda’s visceral fusion of deep house, acid techno, Brazilian house, and future house. 

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Kurt and Courtney met the second time in May 1991 during an L7 concert at the Palladium in Los Angeles. Kurt was backstage drinking cough syrup directly from the bottle. In a bit of fate, Courtney opened her purse and displayed her own vial of cough syrup, a more powerful brand. They wrestled to the ground again. The vibe was very sexual. When Kurt let her up, they talked shop. Courtney was quick to brag that her band, Hole, had finished recording Pretty on the Inside, with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth producing; Kurt talked about his own album, which was still in production. Kurt was usually meek when meeting someone for the first time, but in his efforts to impress Courtney, he pulled out every name and credential he could—he clearly wanted to one-up her. As Kurt soon discovered, few could gain a verbal advantage over Love. She knew far more about the music business than he did, and Hole’s career was accelerating as quickly as Nirvana’s at the time.

The Most Beautiful Moment In Life

No one died. All 7 of them are alive. I Need U showed the happy moments amongst the tragic ones. RUN showed the tragic moments within the happy ones. That is youth. They portrayed the epitome of youth. The maze in Young Forever symbolises them transitioning from the sublime youth and into adulthood. Although scattered and all over the place, their youth is their Most Beautiful Moment In Life because they are able to move past the struggles that they are susceptible to during that time of youth. They’re telling us that by remaining attached and connected with those moments - no matter how tragic or how joyous, that is how we can stay ‘young forever’.

There are no mind games. No complicated theories. As they have said a countless number of times, they have delved into the depths of their youth to produce something that can capture these beautiful moments. Like their music, they have matured as artists and as people.

One day it might all end. No more concerts. Empty seats. No more new music. But they want to hold on to what they have now, forever. They want to hold onto their youth and the achievements and satisfactions that have come along with it. They want to hold onto us forever.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s not as complicated as we make it seem to be.

Pragma

Due to all the support for Tender Love, I’m back with my second optional bias scenario! Enjoy!


Pragma: [noun] A Greek form of love; a love that is mature and longstanding; a love that develops from time and a deep understanding.

Once upon a time, you fell in love with a boy, and he with you, and you both lived happily ever after. The end.

Simple? Not quite. There are many different types of stories; mystery stories, action stories, tragic stories, comedic stories, but love stories, now love stories are the most complex of all. And you, of all people, know that best.

There was a tiny baby boy that you used to know.

Memories from that age are fuzzy, if they exist at all — many doubt that it is possible to retain them from the first year or two of life — yet there is one thing that you remember from that time. Perhaps you made it up; perhaps it’s a mirage of sorts that your mind conjured up to compensate for your seemingly forgetful nature. Yet why is that memory so clear, so crisp as if it had just happened yesterday?

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The Sense of an Ending: Jessica Jones and Jupiter Ascending

Spoilers for the plots of Jupiter Ascending and Jupiter Jones lie ahead - consider yourselves warned!

Jupiter Jones and Jessica Jones, besides having crazy similar names, have almost the same ending to their respective stories. In both cases, the heroine’s story ends pretty much where it began - Jessica Jones begins and ends with Jessica in her apartment/office, and Jupiter Ascending begins and ends with Jupiter amidst her large and noisy family in Chicago.

While criticism of the ending of Jupiter Ascending is far more common (for reasons I will touch upon later), I have seen both these resolutions come under fire. In both cases, the criticism is approximately the same - the endings are bad and unsatisfying because the heroine displays no progress or significant change. The story ends (quite literally) where it began, with the heroine apparently ignoring the responsibilities inherent in her position. 

To place their respective endings into context, Jupiter Ascending ends with freshly established Queen of Earth Jupiter Jones returning to her crummy cleaning job after surviving having her world view turned upside down and various attempts by her psychotic former self’s children to kidnap/marry/kill her (incidentally, isn’t that the most gloriously batshit plot synopsis you’ve ever read? It’s beautiful.) While the harvesting industry that sees whole populations of planets massacred to produce a youth serum for the mega-rich persists, Jupiter is shown relaxing and getting to grips with her new status. 

Jessica Jones, meanwhile, ends with Jessica returning to her crummy apartment/office after finally facing down and killing (out of absolute necessity) the man who mind-controlled and raped her. While inundated with calls for help from the public following the exposure won by her victory, Jessica shows little willingness to assist; instead, her friend Malcolm picks up the phone.

While it’s easy to read both these endings as indicating that nothing has changed, I’d argue the opposite - everything has changed, but the change is an internal one. More specifically, the change is a change in perspective, which promises a change in action in the future. For Jupiter, the change in perspective means she sees the world as a place characterised by love and hope rather than short tempers and poverty; her experiences have taught her that others are there to help her, that she is loved and appreciated and, most importantly, has a place in the world and a meaningful future within it. For Jessica, the change in perspective means she recognises that she has the potential to be a real hero; while not yet ready to take the steps needed to become a full-blown crime fighter and defender of the meek and helpless, she starts to appreciate that as a possibility. In both cases, the heroine comes to realise that she isn’t alone and has people surrounding her who are prepared to support her with whatever she chooses to do next (Jupiter has Caine and her family; Jessica has Luke, Malcolm and her surrogate sister Trish). 

In a world where the stress is endlessly on the hero’s journey - the triumph of individual, independent struggle over adversity, the capacity of a lone hero to change everything - this focus is remarkably refreshing and even subversive. Instead of casting our saviours as lone figures bulldozing their ways through evil and injustice, Jupiter Ascending and Jessica Jones instead present heroes who are reliant on support networks as much as they are their own strength and integrity. And neither of them are naive enough to suppose that an individual can effect change alone immediately after becoming aware of their power and potential.

While there’s not much binding Jupiter Ascending and Jessica Jones together beyond this, I wanted to highlight the parallel because it became apparent to me during a discussion elsewhere on the interwebs. When I pointed out to someone that the endings of Jupiter Ascending and Jessica Jones were virtually the same (highlighting Jessica’s reluctance to assist those calling), I was met with this comment from someone who took the position that they were fundamentally different: 

She’s not indifferent or cynical - she’s fucking exhausted and overwhelmed because she’s only just confronted and defeated the man who ruined her life and haunted her for years afterwards, and yet here’s a whole voicemail box full of people who need her help.

That is 100% true and I find Jessica’s attitude refreshing, realistic and relatable. The thing is that I find Jupiter’s attitude every bit as relatable. Jupiter is just as exhausted and overwhelmed as Jessica, having survived a whole spectrum of emotional and physical abuses and had everything she ever knew turned on its head. I find a character in her position remarking “I’m still trying to understand exactly what it means myself” and generally revelling in the fact that she’s alive and surrounded by people she loves inherently human and sympathetic. 

That so many people are incapable of understanding Jupiter’s ending on these terms indicates, to me, a lack of empathy for her. And I’d put that down to the old problem of time - while we have 13 hour-length episodes across which we come to understand Jessica and her struggles, we only have a two-hour movie in which to understand Jupiter and the emotional transformation she undergoes. Jessica’s story possesses nuance and detail that Jupiter’s could never have due to the inherent restrictions of the format used to transmit it. Nonetheless, I find Jupiter just as empathetic and heroic as Jessica, and would argue that there’s no good reason to support one character’s ending while scorning the other’s.

In times of great change, we believe that museums are a place for people to come together and be inspired, to discuss, debate, and even disagree. After the election, The Brooklyn Museum realized that our diverse audiences wanted a place to gather, to learn and to share. So we responded—from opening the Museum for free for everyone to experience our newly installed American Galleries, which trace a complex history of exploitation and inclusion, to hosting a speak-out event for nearly 1,000 LBTQ youth of color, to producing a thought-provoking panel led by Marilyn Minter, among others.

In connection with today’s presidential inauguration, we have organized a number of events to spark conversations and provide opportunities for our communities to come together.

Please join us today, January 20, 11am-6pm, for a marathon reading of Langston Hughes’s prescient 1935 poem “Let America Be America Again.” Free and open to the public. All are welcome. Readings take place every 30 minutes.

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The End of the World (pt. 2)

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A/N: Annnnd here’s the next chapter for my apocalypse!au fic! (Maybe I should actually name this au, but eh it’s pretty straight forward?) Though this is basically an AU fic, which is over what could’ve happened if Bill really did end up succeeding in entering Ford’s mind instead of entering Stan’s, and therefore uses the equation to break the seal that’s keeping Bill inside of Gravity Falls. (And if you haven’t read the 1st part yet, I suggest you read it before you continue on, haha). Hope you all enjoy reading!

Word count: 2,080~

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Literature that helps inform masses of people, that helps individuals understand feminist thinking and feminist politics, needs to be written in a wide range of styles and formats. We need work that is especially geared towards youth culture. No one produces this work in academic settings. Without abandoning women’s studies programs which are already at risk at colleges and universities as conservatives seek to undo the changes created by struggles for gender justice, we need feminist studies that is community-based.

[…] By failing to create a mass-based educational movement to teach everyone about feminism we allow mainstream patriarchal mass media to remain the primary place where folks learn about feminism, and most of what they learn is negative. Teaching feminist thought and theory to everyone means that we have to reach beyond the academic and even the written word. Masses of folks lack the skills to read most feminist books. Books on tape, songs, radio and television are all ways to share feminist knowledge. […] This is a step in the right direction.

If we do not work to create mass-based movement which offers feminist education to everyone, females and males, feminist theory and practice will always be undermined by the negative information produced in most mainstream media. The citizens of this nation cannot know the positive contributions feminist movement has made to all our lives if we do not highlight these gains. Constructive feminist contributions to the well-being of our communities and society are often appropriated by the dominant culture which then projects negative representations of feminism. Most people have no understanding of the myriad ways feminism has positively changed all our lives. Sharing feminist thought and practice sustains feminist movement. Feminist knowledge is for everybody.

—  bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody

look we had the sub discourse a month ago please don’t bring it up again

  • nrk is paid from the norwegian people for the norwegian people. It’s purpose is to educate their youth and produce a high quality show for them
  • i know that some of you cannot comprehence the idea of a tv-show’s main role not being money but just roll with it ok
  • also do you know how we all love the music skam has? well skam has only bought the music for norway, putting english subs to the clips it’s a violation of that deal
  • thankfully even if blogs with subs are deleted they are always people sorry AMAZING people that translate every clip, message and whatever else nrk throws at us so please PLEASE dont panic
  • it may take a little more effort but please go to the #skam tag and you will find the translations
  • and please dont attack nrk! we should all be thanking them for giving us this amazing show 

and really i’m greek and i cannot understand a freaking thing they are saying without translation and i get depression from just thinking of not being able to see the end of this BUT NRK OWES US NOTHING literally nothing

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Troye Sivan and Blue Neighbourhood nominated for seven 2016 Aria Awards!

  • Album of the Year (Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood)
  • Song of the Year (Troye Sivan - Youth)
  • Best Pop Release (Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood)
  • Best Male Artist (Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood)
  • Best Video (Troye Sivan - YOUTH Acoustic (Sydney Session))
  • Producer of the Year (Alex Hope for Troye Sivan — Blue Neighbourhood)
  • Engineer of the Year (Alex Hope for Troye Sivan — Blue Neighbourhood)
Jasmine and Star Sapphires

One shot fic, a Captain Swan colonial India AU.

Warning - sad things happen in this. Sometimes the muse demands angst.

Jasmine and Star Sapphires

She feels that she could live here for a lifetime and never get used to the heat.

It never ceases, not during the winter months nor during the rainy season when the heavens open up and she dares not venture out of doors for fear that she might drown right where she stands, it’s as if the sea itself has upended and trees and villages are swept away whole in the wake. They call it the monsoon, and the first year she had assumed it must have been the kind of storm that occurs only once in a century. But it is a yearly rite of passage in this land that turns deserts to greenery and brings some measure of relief from the scorching temperatures.

Some. Not all.

India is an ancient country, of strange gods and aromatic spices, deadly serpents and bright textiles, fabulous wealth and crushing poverty.

And heat.

Ceaseless, unrelenting heat.

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anonymous asked:

What do u think about bighit in general?is it a good company?

the pros

  • they know how to handle and regulate social media (e.g. a single twitter for them, and a separate one for official statements, an official facebook, a bighit youtube and a bangtan youtube, an soundcloud, a blog, etc.). and they know how to utilize it. i think a big factor in BTS’ rise to popularity is how accessible they are online, which is why their international fanbase is huge compared to their domestic one. it reminds me of the rise of youtube celebrities; the more relatable, the more fans.
  • they know how to help BTS evolve artistically/musically. for the first four albums BTS had the hep hap hardcore concept but they let the boys experiment and explore the flower boy/youth concept. their producers/song writers really know how to help the boys evolve whether it’s helping hoseok find his own style in rapping or in allowing the less experienced to try their hand at writing songs/producing. 
  • they know how to utilize their resources to make a cohesive concept, from the music, to the styling, to the music videos. this is seen especially in the beginning of the HYYH series. they said in the behind the scenes that the car they used in the INEEDU video was their managers. thats probably a sign that they really had to strategize and budget how they handled the resources they had to make a good music video, and they not only gave us that, but they also released the “original version” to be able to tell the story without age restrictions.
  • they know what the fans want, and how to give it to them. this is seen in how they know how to schedule the release of the shorter bangtan bombs during the times when BTS doesn’t have any TV appearances or schedules, so that the fans still get content when there’s a lull. but when it’s an event they need to celebrate, like wins or award shows, they usually make sure to release those sooner.

the cons

  • they’re clearly a little overwhelmed with how much merch theyre giving us. this is seen in the way they handled the announcements for the young forever albums and the consecutive DVDs that were released in feb-april. they think that they can just keep churning out new merch and not restock the old merch. imo that’s a bad business strategy, and they’re losing out on a lot of potential customers because of this. they’re all not spacing out the merch, so the fans (especially the younger ones) end up not being able to order anything new bc they’re not given time to replenish their allowances. it’s kinda shitty tbh.
  • they schedule things kinda shittily sometimes. i put this because i cant help but think about how BTS are going to be flying back and forth across the globe this summer, especially the manila -> KCON LA schedule they have which will be them literally getting to LA by a hairstrand. i understand the scheduling they need to do, as the concert here in manila NEEDS to be on a weekend, but i still wish they skipped out on KCONLA. 
  • they have us around their pinky finger. this isn’t necessarily their fault, but they’re taking advantage of it. they know that we’re going to buy merch, that we’re going to see them despite the crazy schedules, and that we’re just going to keep giving money to their company no matter how shitty they handle things. 


there are probably more but i cant think of any right now lmao feel free to add. overall i think they’re a better more lenient company than others out there, and they haven’t gone bankrupt or too badly mismanaged the boys just yet like other companies (e.g. YG with 2ne1 (rip), PLEDIS, CUBE, JYP with Miss A imo). so yeah. bighit sucks sometimes. but not all the time. they’re a business. 

anonymous asked:

do u think colin's role in testament of youth has a big part or not? i kind of dissappointed he is not the lead man in the movie. also the trailer only show like only one second of him. :(

ADVANCE WARNING: This response will contain Testament of Youth spoilers.

Okay, before answering the question, I wanted to address your disappointment about him not being the male lead. Thus far, we’ve been sort of spoiled with him playing lead roles (Merlin, Cathal, Calum). However, keep in mind that his other two films were small budget, independent films that had a very limited showing.

Testament of Youth is being produced by Heyday Films (the same outfit that made the Harry Potter series!) and Heyday himself took a personal interest in the making of it. (And thank you, Rupert Grint for being in Mojo so Heyday might have had a chance to see Colin’s work!) It is a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE. So consider instead all the hundreds of good UK actors that a picture such as this would have had to choose from. So, the fact that Colin won one of the coveted roles was actually pretty amazing when you think on it!

Also, did you ever think that perhaps the main male role did not appeal to Colin as much as the one he has? By far, Victor is the one that we will see suffer the most, and those sorts of roles seem to attract Colin’s attention.

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Now, to address the question of, “Does he have a big part or not?” I would say the answer is: sort of.

Much like his role in the play Mojo, Testament of Youth is an ensemble cast. This means that, other than the main character Vera, screen time is relatively shared by several people. Victor was one of the “Three Musketeers”: Roland (Vera’s fiance), Edward (Vera’s brother), and Victor. They were best of friends and, I believe, all went to Oxford together with Vera. And there is another man she is friends with, Geoffrey Thurlow, who should also be considered part of the main ensemble.

As the book is 650+ pages long, it would be necessary for the film makers to narrow the focus of the film. From the trailer, it appears that it will focus on Vera’s loss of these four important men in her life.

As far as actual screen time is concerned, then I would say we could safely expect at least three or four good scenes with him:

1) An introduction to Victor as part of the “Three Musketeers” at school before the war, to give us an insight into his character as the “Father Confessor” of the group and his importance to his friends. (His “Father Confessor” role is important to note, as it will affect Vera later on)

2) The scene we saw in the trailer that included Colin…where the boys have all enlisted to fight in the war. How much of him we’ll see in that scene or set of scenes is unknown.

3) The scene that was shot in Oxford, where Victor meets with Vera after Roland’s death to provide comfort to her. This part of the film could gain him a bit of screen time, depending on how much they play up this connection. In the book, Victor meets with Vera on several occasions over the course of several months, providing that same, gentle “Father Confessor” ear to her as they commiserate over their loss of Roland.

4) From photo spoilers, we know we will see Victor wounded. In the book, Victor takes a bullet to the head, loses one eye and the sight in the other. From the way they had Colin’s head wrapped, it appears they are staying true to that. Again, this scene or set of scenes (depending on how much they make of this relationship) could give Colin a fair amount of screen time.

In the book, Vera learns that Victor has been shot, wounded, and blinded while working at an army hospital in Malta. Victor has made it over the most fearful time and appears to be on his way to recovery, although he will be permanently disfigured and blinded. With Roland gone, Vera makes the conscious decision to come home with the intention of becoming Victor’s wife. She wasn’t in love with him the way she was with Roland, but she did love him and he had been there for her in her darkest hours; she wanted to do the same for him.

It took a month before her request to go home was approved and then five days of overland travel to get home to see him. She feared for how his mind would be, but he recognized her right off and he seemed to be improving well. He was learning how to read braille and talking about perhaps becoming a curate or headmaster when the war was over. Vera visited him at the hospital every day for a week. Then, one day when she went, he was not well. He was acting strangely and did not appear to be himself. When she went to see him, it was as if he didn’t recognize anyone was there. She was advised to contact Victor’s family.

When she came back later on with his family, he was a bit better and asked forgiveness for his earlier “strangeness”. But Vera, who’d been a war nurse for too long, knew what it all meant: she realized that Victor was going to die.  In a scene that is SURE to be included, as his family stepped away to speak with the doctor about his condition, Vera grasps Victor’s hands in hers and kisses them, whispering “Dear Tah!” to him in anguish. In return, Victor grasps her hand in his tightly and kisses it over and over. He died later on that night.

Even if that’s all we get of Victor (there could be a bit more if they delve into the fact he caught meningitis before he shipped out and spent a year stateside recovering), Colin’s scenes will most definitely make an impact and hopefully garner a lot of praise.

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Mictlan Murals of Boyle Heights Featuring Raul Gonzalez

World renowned muralist, artist and Executive Director and founder of Mictlan Murals, Raul Gonzalez, spends time with Youth CineMedia as he restores and repaints one of his murals in the East Los Angeles Boyle Heights community.

Completed in 1999, this mural has sustained severe water damage as Raul explained, “over the years water has gone behind the stucco and paint.” It has also been subjected to tagging by youth who he says, “were too young to remember when the mural was first painted, and lost the connection.” Despite the challenges, Raul is proud to point out how the mural abated graffiti for over 8 years and continues to be a source of pride for the Boyle Heights community.

As one passer by declared, “I remember when it was painted…murals are important to the neighborhood.”

The mural encapsulates a timeless story of a father teaching his son and a mother teaching her daughter, with a backdrop that includes pre-columbian imagery. The sun and the moon represented, symbolizing the yin and the yan as they come together in the shape of the Olin.

Raul has painted over 100 murals throughout Los Angeles and as far away as Mexico, El Salvador, Hawaii and Arizona. He has also included community members and many youth in his process of creating culturally relevant public art. Only in his early thirties, Raul Gonzalez has already established himself as one the premiere muralists of Los Angeles, and a leader of a new generation bursting onto the international scene.

He is currently restoring his own murals and that of other artists while learning professional restoration techniques from the legend Willie Herron, with the support of the Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles. If you would like to commission Mictlan Murals to paint a mural or help sponsor Raul’s work please contact him directly at: mictalanmurals@gmail.com, or his facebook page listed under Mictlan Murals.

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