inspired by x.
i want jewish wizards fighting against the nazis and branding them with swastikas, taking revenge for the slaughter of the six million and fighting in the resistance. i want rabbi wizards in their shetls, making the menorah glow in the dark, even when things were so terrible that they couldnt afford candles because they were essentially trapped. i want the jewish wizards to lead mass rescue missions for the jews in the camps and to fight against the shower of bullets with a shield, with a magic shield marked with the magen david. i want the jews to become David once more, to fight against the Nazi Goliath and prevail with miracles.
i want hebrew spells. holy magic written in the language of a lost people, exiled from their land. i want kabbalah and i want the zohar to be mentioned, dammit. i want the zohar to be the textbook for jewish wizards and old rabbis with twinkling eyes and i want the golem to rise up from the clay riverbanks of poland and defend its people from the pervading rumors of the blood libel. i want the witch of endor explained and acknowledged as the first necromancer (a WOMAN, no less) and i want rachel and leah being known as expert herbalists because of their expertise with mandrakes and knowing all their magical properties.
i want joseph, the king of dreams, to be known as the greatest of all seers. i want all the prophets to become seers. some willing, some unwilling (cough jonah cough), but all carry out the word of god and the word of the future. i want the arithmancy of the gematria, the deep analysis of the hidden codes of the torah. i want muslim wizards and jewish wizards to excitedly compare commentaries and ideas on the kabbalah during the golden age and celebrate ramadan and hanukkah around the same time with love and respect for each other’s culture.
i want enchanted violins playing klezmer music and levitated chairs carrying the lucky bar mitzvah/bat mitzvah on their special day, of chicken soup being listed as a viable healing potion. i want a frying pan that erupts with latkes with a whispered spell from its owner. i want a yad to be the treasured silver wand of a rabbi- none of that wood, no. it’s too easy to burn, like the torahs of Kristallnacht, their parchment turning into smoke in the sky. i want a silver yad with the finger of god pointing to the heavens and the hebrew words of ‘I AM THAT I AM’ inscripted on it.
More details about Disney’s Moana
Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans today for Moana, a sweeping, CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ quest. In theaters in late 2016, the film is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog, Aladdin).
In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore.
“John and I have partnered on so many films—from The Little Mermaid to Aladdin to The Princess and the Frog,” said Clements. “Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.”
“Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”
"I asked Nine what he was always listening to. He said it was music from a cold land… from Iceland. And then… He said that in Icelandic, V-O-N means… hope.”
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Howl’s Moving Castle (Main Theme)
This song from Joe Hisaishi is also beautiful :)
A couple more Japanese learning resources that I’ve found recently:
- Japanese slang - the whole Japan Reference site is awesome but that page in particular was of MUCH INTEREST to me
- Japanese language tips - common phrases/grammar patterns seen in anime/manga broken down into an easier-to-understand way
- Capture2Text - I actually haven’t used this myself (it’s pretty much obsolete to me since I’ve gotten better at radical recognition) but I found it in my Japanese bookmarks so it might be useful
- Japanese SFX - a dictionary for a whole lot of the sfx you see in manga and stuff
- LinguaLift - another one I haven’t actually used since I’m past the beginner phase and it costs money, but it seems to have a lot of features and looks good for beginners, plus there’s a 2-week free trial
- JGram - grammar database/wiki
Figured I’d post them since my Japanese learning posts seem to have quite a bit of interest. 0_o
This post is really useful and I want to add some other sites I use:
- Ultra Handy Japanese Verb Conjugator - you can search for any form of a verb and it shows you all the different conjugations, polite and plain forms, negative and positive, potential, transitive and intransitive, etc
- Tangorin - another really user-friendly dictionary
- Denshi Jisho - a dictionary that’s really useful for Kanji. You can search by stroke, meaning, radicals or readings
You are lying if you say that you have played through all of Ōkami without doing at least one of these two things at some point:
High-speed turning for no given reason:
Or air dashing through the middle of portals because why not:
There are many ways in which you might meet Pokémon during your adventure, such as meeting Pokémon traveling with other Trainers or coming across Pokémon in the field. If you use the DexNav, those everyday Pokémon encounters can also be used to register Pokémon in your Pokédex.
You’ll be able to check where the Pokémon you see reside in the wilds using the distribution tab in your Pokédex. If you see a Pokémon you like, try to go out and catch one! The feeling of realism in your adventure is getting a great boost!
oh i love this
There’s thousands of notes on posts about how unfair it is that there isn’t a wonder woman movie and now that its been officially announced nobody is talking about it?
Like Can I get at least a hell yeah?
I thought I wouldn’t be able to talk for the rest of my life… That’s what I thought.