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An Expression of Love for 'Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'

2020.05.10 18:00 Ned0_0Plumber An Expression of Love for 'Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven'

2000 was Godspeed You! Black Emperors most important year since their formation in 1994, and that was due to one album and one
album only, an album often considered to be not only the most ambitious effort in post-rock up until that point, but one of the
most powerful recordings of music ever conceived, 'Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven'.

Following their 1997 debut, 'F#A#Infinity', and their brooding and string-laden follow-up EP, 'Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada',
G!YBE had so much ground still to cover. The groundwork that was laid on their first two pieces of work was now ready to grow,
and manifest itself into something much larger.

It is clear from the mere opening moments of introductory track 'Storm', that G!YBE wanted to take their time and let the music pass through the listener. This is made evident as the somber lows of these build-ups were now quieter than ever, but
the throttling crescendos were now more powerful and awe-inspiring than anything made not only in post-rock up until that point,
but anything made in the history of popular music.

The aforementioned track kicks off with a somber melody, coated in some gorgeously mixed trumpet drones. It doesn't take long for this melancholy to turn into sheer glee and euphoria, as the music gradually builds, something this record does many times throughout,
and eventually explodes into towering horns, strings, thrashing percussion, and an army-like march. Quite frankly, this glamorous movement of music truly feels like humanity gathering to march for the last parade before the apocalypse. As the movement comes to its final chord, the fireworks of the aforementioned parade trickle down into little sparks, to truly make the listener feel like
what they just heard was something more than just 5 minutes of music. These sparks take us into the next movement of 'Storm', a rendition of the American classic, 'Amazing Grace'. This movement, similar to the last, starts with an extreme aura of melancholy and beauty, and unnerving and unsettling "Calm before the storm" atmosphere, no pun intended. This once again gradually, continuing to put heavy emphasis on electric guitars and a more classical, soundtrack-like approach to strings and horns, rises and rises, but just when you think the
music will explode dramatically and burst into a throttling peak, ominous, looming, yet gorgeous strings are introduced. These strings rise and rise,
and eventually take the forefront of the mix, completely overpowering the composition and elevating the movement to an almost indescribable,
angelic peak. The track then takes a fearful turn, as the strings become more and more atonal and dissonant, the movement drastically shifts from transcendental to distressing. This becomes a drone, an unstoppable, towering wall of sound. This continues on until the drone finally slows down to a halt, after which we get some bizarre field recording of what sounds like a supermarket announcer, which brings me to the only verbal element of
this project, the field recordings. Some of them are clearly symbolic, some are plainly distressing, and some just leave a pit in your stomach,
like the one I have just spoken about, which is accompanied by a truly depressing piano melody.

This then smoothly transitions into the next track on "Lift Your Skinny Fists", "Static". This is considered by many to be one of the most apocalyptic
and dystopian tracks in the GY!BE discography. The track begins with what sounds to be a collection of eerie railroad sounds. Everything from blaring horns,
the rattling of cargo, and the train scraping against the tracks. It is truly ambient gold. This ambient soundscape lingers for a total of almost 4 minutes,
after which the meat of the track is introduced. The predominant movement on this track, "Chart #3", is what gives this track its status within the music nerd community.
It is a field recording, very reminiscent to that of what Swans were doing a few years prior with "Soundtracks for the Blind". The field recording contains what is
largely speculated to be a female preacher pitched down, delivering a fanatical religious sermon.
Many have theorized what the message of the sermon is, with a large number of listeners claiming it is a speech
on reaching spiritual enlightenment, which is not a far cry considering the obvious references the preacher makes to things such as mysticism, the afterlife,
and mental illness. It is a polarising speech without a doubt, but what gives it a truly terrifying edge is the music accompanying it. Lurking in the
background of the sermon are gloomy violins, which sound to be wailing in grief. The sounds accompanying the sermon are laced in reverb and sheer space, making
the listener feel isolated and devoid of all hope. Following this is the fourth movement of "Static", "World Police and Friendly Fire". This movement is the
supremely difficult to describe as the feelings evoked by it are almost villainous beyond words, but I'll try my best. Kicking off the movement is the repetition of one of the most lurking, creeping, and malicious guitar melodies I've heard in rock music. Of course, this would not be Godspeed if eerie strings did
not hang in the background of this melody. I'm sure to no surprise, this movement builds and builds, with spine-tingling baroque instrumentation constantly being
added to the mix. As the movement progresses, the instruments somehow sound like they are just garnering more grief and distraught as they evolve. The movement of course reaches a bubbling point when percussion is introduced. This is when the "indescribable" chunk of this track kicks in, as I believe there is a shortage of
adjectives in the dictionary to describe the sheer evil and fury of this build. The track ramps up in volume and tempo, as every instrument in the mix starts screaming at the listener like a newborn baby. In utterly awesome and villainous fashion, the track dies down for just a few moments, before launching itself back at the listener. In basic terms, if you're
looking to be sonically antagonized by audio, you cannot miss this movement of music and the track it is contained in. Truly something that feels like it just couldn't have been composed by a group of individuals, but indeed it has. For its last five minutes, "Static" goes full circle and goes back to where it started, ambient gold. The composition
is completely overtaken by musique concrete-like sounds that affirm the track as a piece of music that is meant to unsettle the listener.

As the first half of "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven" comes to a close, it gives the listener a bit of time to ponder the music that they just experienced. But at this
point, the album is far from over, and the next track on the album, "Sleep", will make that painfully clear. "Sleep" opens up with a field recording which, I believe, is used as a
tone-setter for the rest of the track. The field recording contains a man reminiscing on his time spent in Coney Island, New York, and how fondly he remembers the beach. But in his tone, it is painfully clear that the man is still coming to peace with the fact that he will never in his life experience his beloved Coney Island as it was in it's prime. The man
finishes his monologue with one last chilling statement, "Things changed, they don't sleep anymore on the beach." This statement smoothly transitions into the predominant movement of "Sleep", "Monheim". "Monheim" begins with a series of simultaneously comforting but also ever so slightly foreboding guitar chords. As the track moves along, the most iconic part of "Sleep" is finally introduced, the screwdriver guitar. I'm sure this guitar has been described very well in other corners of the internet, but I will try my best to describe it as I hear it. To me, this guitar pretty much sums up the aesthetic of "Sleep" in its entirety. It is clearly mourning or grieving, it's ululating, almost sounding like a mother
who lost its newborn child, but I would be lying if I didn't say there wasn't hope and longing also contained within it. The way in which Godspeed played this violin is also a story in and of itself, as Godspeed famously used a screwdriver to achieve such a harrowing sound. At around the four-minute mark, the aforementioned guitar chords take the forefront of the mix once more. This moment is when the crescendo of "Monheim" really starts to bubble up. As these chords move along with grief, extremely light hits of hi-hat
and kick drum are introduced. And then, at the five-minute mark, there it is again, the screwdriver guitar. It returns in a brooding fashion to reinvigorate the primary theme, to me,
of "Sleep", hope. Whether we are talking about its presence or a complete lack of it depends on what part of the track we find ourselves in. Just before the six-minute mark, the guitar chords
completely fizzle out and a tormented violin takes its place. After some meandering, all the elements of the track finally come together, yet still definitely drenched in a subtle aura. That is, until the track reaches 7:45. At this point, "Monheim" is in full swing. The screwdriver guitar is moaning louder than ever, the guitars are now sounding as shoegazy as something
My Bloody Valentine would conjure up, and the percussion is just utterly thunderous. This combination of these elements repeats itself for about 4 grandiose repetitions, after which
something entirely unexpected yet beautiful happens, the aforementioned "shoegazy" guitar now takes the forefront and begins to play an absolutely hypnotic lead melody, as it is accompanied by steady percussion. This section of the track is mesmerizing. It feels as if the previous build had just spiraled completely out of control because of its towering force and now, a swirling tornado of droning guitar and percussion has replaced it. It carries both an aura of powerful violence and hope, an unlikely combination, I know, but you
need to hear this movement to truly understand. After a long period of droning, the percussion and backing guitars completely fizzle out, leaving the lead, droning guitar completely
isolated, creating a hopeless, distressing atmosphere. This then ALSO spirals out of control, as it sounds like a dying mosquito in its final moments, it crumbles under its own,
unfathomable weight. This concludes "Monheim" and smoothly segways into the final movement of "Sleep", "Broken Windows, Locks of Love Pt. III.". This movement begins with an extremely subdued, quiet and eerie wall of guitars and a glockenspiel, continuously playing the same notes. Audible humming can also very faintly be heard in the background of
the mix. This continues for a while, until the movement starts to bubble up a little when percussion is introduced. At this point, the guitars become louder and louder and the track has once again returned to power, almost feeling like a last resort of hope. At the 17 minute mark, however, is when the track truly blossoms into beauty. An extremely pretty,
gorgeously engineered trumpet is added to the mix, making the track instantly feel like some sort of fanfare. With the context of what has occurred in the track up until this
point, it feels like hope has once more returned to the world, despite the lack of it being certain earlier in the track. Now what comes after this point, starting at the 18-minute
mark, is greatly difficult to verbalize, as personally, I believe it to be the most heart wrenching, utterly gleeful, and wholesome moment on the entire record. The music almost completely dies down at this point, with only the occasional hits of a snare and a droning, screeching guitar tone left in the mix. That is until the violin is brought into
the recording. I have made it no secret up until this point that I believe "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven" to be possibly the greatest achievement in the history
of audio engineering and production, and this section of the movement will tell you exactly why I believe this. Every single element of the recording is unfathomably crisp and clear
here. The baroque elements such as the trumpet and the violin blend magnificently with the more conventional rock elements of the track, such as the electric guitars and the percussion of course. The album is a staggering achievment for music as an art form, and puts the power of both classical and contemporary musical catharsis at full display.
Returning to "Sleep", following the aforementioned closing crescendo of "Broken Windows, Locks of Love Pt. III./3rd Part", the track is capped off with some repetitious strings
and percussion, after which the listener is taken into the final track of "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven", aptly named, "Like Antennas to Heaven...."

"Like Antennas to Heaven...." is by far the most non-linear and ambient track on the album. Not only is it comprised of a total of 7 movements, beating Static's 5, but the sounds
and elements of the track are all incredibly ethereal, particularly near the end of the track. To me, this track truly is the perfect conclusion to a perfect record. It sums up the
essence and emotion of the album perfectly but also creates an atmosphere that is distinct and different from the other three tracks. The track kicks off with maybe the strangest and most brief movements of the entire album, "Moya Sings 'Baby-O'...", and quite frankly, the name says it all. It features what I assume to be former Godspeed member Mike Moya singing
some sort of twisted lullaby, however, one thing to note is that the recording of this is incredibly muddy and lo-fi, although this isn't out of the ordinary for the field recordings on the album. Following this bizarre introduction, we receive a series of unsettling and strangely vivid field recordings and ambient interludes. The first of these is
"Edgyswingsetacid", which is quite literally just a brief drone. Now despite this movement being very scant in isolation, the way that it spins off of "Moya Sings 'Baby-O'..."
is deeply unsettling and really gives that movement a disturbing edge. Then, once we reach the four-minute mark, we get "[Glockenspiel Duet Recorded on a Campsite in Rhinebeck, N.Y.]".
This movement is also very self-explanatory. It features a glockenspiel duet that is drenched by the previous, droning industrial sounds. This entire segment is just unsettling.
The amount of reverb that is applied to every sound here just creates a real heavenly and ethereal atmosphere, but something about it just seems off. Then, gradually, we hear a young
girl's voice being applied over the glockenspiel, which fluidly takes us into the next field recording, "'Attention...Mon Ami...Fa-Lala-Lala-La-La...' [55-St. Laurent]". This track
really creates a vivid image in my mind, and it is difficult to pinpoint exactly why that is. Maybe it is because of the movements that came before it, or maybe it is because of
the truly breathtaking and tear-inducing guitar tones/synths that accompany the recording in the latter half, it just all comes together to create a frighteningly vivid image of
innocence, and of children enjoying their existence. This brings me to the central movement of "Like Antennas to Heaven....", "She Dreamt She Was a Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone in an Empty Field".
This movement is just magnificent. Every single second of this section is awe-inspiring to me. Like I mentioned earlier, the movement begins with some of the most textured and heavenly guitar tones and synths I have heard in my life. Soon after, strings accompany these synths, and they then play a melody that is guaranteed to leave you in a trance. But then, something truly incredible happens. Completely out of nowhere, at 5:30, an astonishing wall of guitar, percussion, and strings burst into the mix, leaving literally anyone listening's jaw on the floor.
The way in which these elements come together, and the melody that occurs in the track at this point, is connected to too many adjectives for me to begin to list. This portion of the album
truly defines every single hopeful and happy moment on the record up until this point, and makes all that sonic torture worth it in the end, even if it took a while to get there. However,
I can't dwell on this movement for too long. Now the rest of "She Dreamt She Was a Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone in an Empty Field", is where I am going to rant about the beauty of
this album for a brief moment. The crescendo that follows that mesmerizing, gleeful, triumphant portion of the movement is where the full beauty of this record is put on full display. It
proves many things. It proves that no, Godspeed does not make "Depressing music". Truth be told, whenever I feel depressed during a Godspeed record, I know that I am going to feel the exact
opposite of that somewhere later on in the album, and that is because of how dynamic the collective is. But this portion of "Like Antennas to Heaven....", briefly lasting from 7:00-12:00,
is a testament to the fact that 'Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven' is not merely about how doomed humanity is, but rather that every story comes to an end, and no matter what
forces try to pin us down as individuals, we are always responsible for how our stories will turn out. For a lack of a better term, our lives are a book, and we are our own authors. And then,
after everything the listener has been, the musical odyssey they have been dragged along to experience, we get one, large powerful, harrowing drone, that makes one thing clear. There is always
going to be a concept, a force, an idea, that's power is far beyond our understanding. To put it shortly, the final 2 movements of the entire album, "Deathkamp Drone" and "[Antennas to Heaven...]"
sound like the listener is being lifted up to heaven, whether they like it or not. It's an incredibly mesmerizing way to end the album, and quite frankly, proves that despite the improvised
nature of the compositions on "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven", every single second of the album was meticulously crafted to sound how it sounds.

To conclude, I love "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven". I hope I have made clear throughout this detailed essay why I love it to the degree that I do, and hopefully, if you have
somehow made it this far without going and listening to the album, I have persuaded you to at least give it a try. It's not an easy-going album without a doubt, but truly, if you are looking
for an easy-going album to put you in a relaxed, feel-good mood, please avoid "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven" at all costs. Thank you.
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2020.01.23 05:02 Diotoiren [ROLEPLAY] WELCOME TO WRESTLEMANIA 2044! CHAMPIONS DAY!

WELCOME TO WRESTLEMANIA 2044! CHAMPIONS DAY!

Don "Grapes" Cherry: And we're back! Oh Boy We're Back!
Ron MacLean: That's right Grapes! We're back in action and ready to go!
CROWDS CHEER as the renewed WRESTLEMANIA event opens to a sold out crowd in the Wrestling Superdome, and billions (hundreds of millions in Canada) watch throughout the world!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: I'm so glad to be back! And tonight we have a doozy! The Champion's Day will see the past 10 years of events come to a close! The Race for the Crown has met it's end date!
Ron MacLean: That's right! Millions of fans fill the streets as the worlds best wrestlers come far and wide! To compete in what is set to be the greatest match in history!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: We've waited ten years, Brazilians, Japanese, Chinese, Americans, Canadians, they're all here to fight for the title of WORLD CHAMPION!
Ron MacLean: And to lead us into this stunning event, is the United Wrestling Federations CEO herself! Lucy Tallow!
CROWDS CHEER

Lucy Tallow walks out onto the stage! The Crowds go wild as a literal bombshell Goddess greets them!

Lucy Tallow: WELCOME TO WRESTLEMANIA!
CROWDS CHEER
Lucy Tallow: Tonight! We will have the greatest team battle in history! The Federations of the World have sent their finest! Their best! And they will duke it out here! in the Ring!
CROWDS CHEER
Lucy Tallow: And the last two teams! Will fight for the title of WORLD CHAMPION! The last representative standing winning the title!
CROWDS CHEER EVEN MORE
Lucy Tallow: So now! Let's give a WARM WELCOME! To our first match of the night! Team Brazil versus! TEAM MEXICOOOOO!!!
Team Brazil runs out!

Special Guests, Jair Bolsonaro, Eduardo Bolsonaro, and Renan Bolsonaro run out as millions of Canadians/Brazilians cheer!

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazilia!
CROWDS CHEER
Eduardo Bolsonaro: We won't let you down, Brazil!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: We love our Brazilians!
Renan Bolsonaro: Time to kick some Mexican Ass!
Crowds Cheer

EXCUSE ME!!!!!!

Crowds Boo the dirty Mexicans!
Ron MacLean: Ah God...it's Vickie Guerrero and her goon, Alberto Del Rio!
CROWDS BOO
Vickie Guerrero: We'll be kicking the asses around here! EXCUSE ME!
Alberto Del Rio: ayh ayh ayh!
BELL RINGS
CROWDS CHEER as Jair Bolsonaro immediately sees if Alberto Del Rio can swim! Launching him down with a Frog Splash!
Ron MacLean: Looks like the Bolsonaro Boys are ganging up on Vickie! Get her!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: They're doing good! It's a two against three! Brazil has this!
CROWDS CHEER
Booya...ka...
Ron MacLean: No...
Don "Grapes" Cherry: No!
CROWDS "NO!"

BOOYAKA BOOYAKA!

Ron MacLean: It's Rey Mysterio!
CROWDS BOO as Rey Mysterio the Luchador Crusader begins beating Jair Bolsonaro like Space Invader!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: NO!
Ron MacLean: Wait! It might be ok! The Bolsonaro's are rallying!
CROWDS CHEER AS THE POWER OF THE BOLSONARO FUELS THE ENERGY OF JAIR, EDUARDO, AND RENAN!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: They are bringing it back! They are bringing it back!
Are you ready?
CROWDS LOOK ON IN HORROR

IT'S DEGENERATE XxX!!!!!

Don "Grapes" Cherry: AGAHGH! Avert your eyes!
CROWDS BOO as Barrack Obamathe-brazilian-one and Fernando Haddad come out crotch chopping, showing their penises, and doing other disgusting liberal things!
Ron MacLean: This can't be legal! It can't be!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: They are attacking the Bolsonaros! It's a 5 against 3!
Crowds look on in horror as the combined leftist-Mexican degeneracy begins to erode the powers of Jair and co!
Ron MacLean: The Brazilians! They need help! By god! They need it!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Is anyone out there! That can help!

I THINK I'M CUTE!

CROWDS GO WILD HOPING THAT NEYMAR HAS RETURNED TO HELP!
Ron MacLean: Could it be? It's Neymar!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: He must be here to help Brazilian Patriots!
CROWDS GO CRAZY AS HE RUNS INTO THE RING!
Ron MacLean: He's here!
Neymar runs into the ring and SOCCER KICKS JAIR BOLSONARO!
CROWDS GO SILENT IN FEAR! AS JAIR BOLSONARO IS SENT FLYING!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: God...god...please...no....
Renan and Eduardo are quickly beaten down as they try to protect the body of Jair Bolsonaro, who had been teamed up against by 3 top-wrestlers from Mexico/Brazil.
Ron MacLean: Get up...GET UP!
THE CROWDS CHEER hoping that the Brazilian Boys will rally!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Please...OH GOD!
THE BELL RINGS
JAIR BOLSONARO TAPS OUT!
THE CROWDS GO SILENT
Ron MacLean: That was an illegal hold!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: The Leftists cheated!
CROWDS BEGIN JUMPING THE RAILS AS THE MEXICAN-BRAZILIAN DEGENERATES FLEE BACKSTAGE!
Renan and Eduardo remained on their knees, blood dripping from their cut up faces as Jair Bolsonaro remained on his back, exhausted, defeated...Brazil had fallen.
Ron MacLean: This can't be...
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Ron...we need to keep this moving...the next match.
Ron MacLean: But Jair...they...they took him out...
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Crowds...I have the horrible job of having to move us into the next match. But first...a moment of silence for our fallen.

The Juexing Group!

Don "Grapes" Cherry: Oh god, it's you people!
Ron MacLean: The Chinese have entered the building!
CROWDS BOO THE JUEXING GROUP
Li Han Do: GREETINGS CAPITALIST DOGS! WE ARE AWOKEN!
FROM THE CROWD: YOUR FUCKING GAY BRO!
Ron MacLean: Ha! That about sums it up!
Li Han Do: Fuck you!
FROM THE CROWD: Fuck Me? NO! Fuck you!
Li Han Do: Fuck You! China Number ONE!
FROM THE CROWD: Fuck Me? Fuck you!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Who are their opponents!

ARIGATO!

CROWDS GO WILD!
Ron MacLean: YES! FUCKING YES!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: SHE IS HERE!

KONICHIWA!

Ron MacLean: OUR HERO!
CROWDS CHEER

IT'S WEEABOO MAY!

CROWDS CHEER as WEEABOO May rushes the Squared Circle with her army of New-Japan Pro Wrestlers!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: It's Ken Watanabe! Takashi Miike! The Army of the WEEB is HERE!
Ron MacLean: GO KICK THAT CHINESE ASS!
BELL RINGS
Don "Grapes" Cherry: It may be Five against Three! But they aren't ready for MAY!
CROWDS CHEER as WEEABOO May strikes down the Carp!
Ron MacLean: ONE DOWN!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: TWO DOWN! The Crane is Down!
CROWDS CHEER
Ron MacLean: WEEABOO May is going to sweep them! It's not even fai....

THE WWE INVASION BEGINS NOW!

Paul Heyman: It's BROCK LESNAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR!
Ron MacLean: WHAT!
Paul Heyman: I'm here on the orders of VINCE! MCMAHON! We won't let the UWF Walk Away with our company that easy!
CROWDS BOO as Brock Lesnar takes out Ken Watanabe and Takashi Miike!

THE MONEY IS HERE!

CROWDS BOO as Shane McMahon comes running out!
Shane McMahon: Perhaps we should clarify!
Ron MacLean: Clarify what?
Shane McMahon: If a WWE Aligned Faction wins! Then we win ourselves back from the UWF!
Ron MacLean: WHAT!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: This can't be legal!
Shane McMahon: It's Perfectly Legal! Your own CEO AGREED!
CROWDS BOO while Brock Lesnar and the Three Remaining Juexing stare down WEEABOO May
Don "Grapes" Cherry: WEEABOO May! Don't! Not on your own! You can't!
WEEABOO May: Watashi wa watashi no tame ni tatakatte imasen!
Ron MacLean: I think she just said "I'm not fighting for me!"
WEEABOO May: Watashi wa Kanada no tame ni tatakatte CANADARU!
CROWDS CHEER as WEEABOO May professes she is fighting for CANADA and the UWF!
WEEABOO May unsheathes her Bamboo Katana, the last stand of the Samurai as the Beast Brock Lesnar and the Chinese Mongols stare at her.

WEEABOO May! NO CHANCE IN HELL YOU ARE FIGHTING ALONE!

Ron MacLean: YES! YES! It's STEPHEN HARPER!
CROWDS CHEER as Stephen "The Chairman" Harper, Brian "Grave Digger" Mulroney, Captain Canada Chris Hadfield, and even Judge Jody Raybould storm the stage!"
WEEABOO May: HARPERU!
Stephen Harper: We won't let you fight alone!
CROWDS CHEER as the remaining Chinese Wrestlers are quickly eliminated!
Paul Heyman: You think we'd only bring the Great One? You Are Mistaken.

WELL IT'S THE BIG SHOW!

CROWDS GASP as "The Big Show", "Mark Henry" and even Diesel come steaming out!
Ron MacLean: NO! Grave Digger is out!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: There goes the Judge! And Captain Canada!
Paul Heyman: HAHAHAHAHA!
CROWDS stand in silence, as only WEEABOO May and Stephen Harper remain standing against the Giant Four
Stephen Harper: WEEABOO May...I think this is the end.
WEEABOO May: Harperu... :(
Stephen Harper: For one of us atleast!
CROWDS GASP As Stephen Harper charges the Giants of the WWE!
Stephen Harper: RUN May! RUN! Canada will need you if we are to win this! RUN!
WEEABOO May: HARPERU! GOMENASAI! NUUUU!
Stephen Harper: GO! WEEABOO May GO!
CROWDS CRY OUT as Stephen Harper sacrifices himself for the WEEABOO who had once betrayed him!
WEEABOO MAY: HARPERUU!!!!!
CROWDS BOO as Harper is thrown far out of the ring
BELL RINGS ending the match
Paul Heyman: TWO DOWN!
Ron MacLean: God....
The lights of the Locker room flickered, as the surviving UWF wrestlers prepared for the fight of their life.
Yves Francois Blanchett: You ready Nigel?
Nigel Farage: As ready as i'll ever be.
Jeremy Clarkson: The Trinity will stand with you. Even if it means putting up with Ramsay.
Tom Mulcair: Has anyone heard from Maxime yet?
Doug Ford: Nobody. Nobody knows where Bernier is.
Theresa May: All we can do is buy him time.
David Cameron: Have you seen them Theresa?
Theresa May: It doesn't matter now David. Only one man can save us, and all we can do is hope.

CROWDS CHEER as the "UWF-Britain" Roster walks out onto the stage.

Ron MacLean: God help them...
Don "Grapes" Cherry: They will need the help of the crowd, now more than ever.
CROWDS CHEER
Nigel Farage We're the ones who built this town
Theresa May: No way are we gonna let them tear it down.
CROWDS Cheer as the British UWF wrestlers reach the SQUARED CIRCLE

The Union of Cuck.....

Don "Grapes" Cherry: Look at this pompous bastard...
Ron MacLean: And here comes Finlay and Hornswoggle to complete the trio.
William Regal: Like the rest of your shitty wrestlers, you to will fall.
Nigel Farage: I completed Brexit - I think I can take out your pompous ass.
CROWDS CHEER
BELL RINGS
Ron MacLean: The Trinity quickly is taking on Finlay! Hornswoggle is running back up the ramp!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: They aren't in the clear yet! William Regal is managing to take on Theresa, Nigel and David Cameron!
Ron MacLean: Still! Finlay is out!
CROWDS CHEER as the UWF Britain begins taking on William Regal in a six on one.
Don "Grapes" Cherry: They may do this! the UWF MAY LIVE!

THE BEAST!

Ron MacLean: Shiiiiiit....
Paul Heyman: THE BEAST! IS BACK BABY!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: The WWE-UCR Lockeroom is emptying! Here come the Giants! Big Show, Mark Henry! Brock Lesnar!
Ron MacLean: Not just the Giants! Here comes Chris Jericho! Edge! Christian! The entire locker room!
CROWDS LOOK ON IN FEAR as the UWF-Britain wrestlers start getting beaten back!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: They need help!

UCR CUCKS WILL NOT WIN

Ron MacLean: It's the Great Khali! YES!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: That's not all! the Indian has brought friends!
CROWDS CHEER as out rushes Jason "Jungle Man" Kenney, Doug "Big King" Ford, Mike "Green Bastard" Smith, Rona "Jet Engine" Ambrose, and even Mohamad Salmani!
Ron MacLean: Our warriors are here!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: And it seems that the arrival is slowly pushing the WWE BACK!
CROWDS CHEER as the Great Khali eliminates Mark Henry!

CHURCH BELL

Ron MacLean: Oh god
CROWDS LOOK ON IN HORROR
Don "Grapes" Cherry: It can't be.
Paul Heyman: IT'S THE UNDERTAKER!
CROWDS BOO as the Trinity is eliminated!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Not just the Trinity! David Cameron is on his knees!
Ron MacLean: They are stuffing him with pig! NOO!
The Brazilian Fans look on in horror as the Undertaker and Paul Heyman stuff David Cameron with pigs
Undertaker: REST. IN. PIECE!!!!!
BAM
BOOM
Crowds go silent as the stadium goes dark revealing the Ministry of Darkness
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Oh god! Their all eliminated...all of them...
Ron MacLean: Wait...not all...

The Dancing Queen's Last Ringo

Theresa May: I'm still here! I'm Still here! Having the time of my life!
Don "Grapes' Cherry: See that girl!
Ron MacLean: Dancing Queen!
CROWDS CHEER as she uses her special move "Stall and Crawl" against the Beast Brock Lesnar
Paul Heyman: Hahahah! This is the best you have!

Not just her - but the TWO OF US!

CROWDS CHEER as Nigel Farage comes back to the Squared Circle with Barron Trump
Nigel Farage: Just the two of us!
Barron Trump: We can make it if we try!
Nigel Farage: Building castles in the sky!
Barron Trump: My father would not have seen the UWF Fall! So bring it on Brock!
CROWDS CHEER

K..k...KANE!

Paul Heyman: Kane! Kill!
Kane: KILL
CROWDS BOO
Ron McLean: No! Kane's taken out Nigel! WAIT! NO!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: DOUBLE CHOKE SLAM! THEY JUST DOUBLE CHOKE SLAMMED BARRON!
CROWDS GASP!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: He's just a child! NO!

THE ASSASSIN YVES!

Ron MacLean: Here comes last of the Canadian Roster!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Yves Francois Blanchett!
CROWDS CHEER as Yves Francois Blanchett rushes the Squared Circle with Kevin O'Leary, John Cummins, Jim Carrey, Tom Mulcair, and Seth "The Meth" Rogen
Ron MacLean: Let's go! Kane is out!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Big show to!
Yves Francois Blanchett: Is that all you got! Is it!
Paul Heyman: Not At All

I'M BACK!

Eric Bischoff: Guess who's back!
CROWDS BOO as Eric Bischoff comes out with the entire former ECW, WCW, and even TNA wrestling Rosters, alongside the Animal Batista and Kurt Angle
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Oh no...
CROWDS BOO as everyone but Blanchett is quickly eliminated by the overwhelming might of the WWE
Paul Heyman: Yves...Yves...Yves, your alone - fighting for a promotion that doesn't care about you. Surrender now, and join the WWE Revolution!
Eric Bischoff: We've got Turner money baby! Yah!
Paul Heyman: For years the French have been mistreated. Pushed around. All by the Anglos. Come join us.
Eric Bischoff: As the representative for all the French. Join us, end the reign of Maxime.
Don "Grapes" Cherry: What will he choose?
CROWDS GO SILENT as Yves speaks
Yves Francois Blanchett: Your right Paul. The French had been mistreated for years. Left alone, penniless, by the anglos.
Ron MacLean: no...
Yves Francois Blanchett: And for years I fought for the French and what did we get from it? I wonder.
Don "Grapes" Cherry: please!
Paul Heyman: Come on!
Yves Francois Blanchett: We got to see Canada finally break away from the Crown, we got to see the Francophones finally break into promotions of their own. We got to see a People's Canada.
CROWDS CHEER
Yves Francois Blanchett: No. I fight for more than just the French. I fight for more than just the English. I fight for Canada, I fight for the People. But I don't fight alone!

ARIGATO!

CROWDS SING HER THEME as WEEABOO May once again appears!
Ron MacLean: SHE'S HERE!
CROWDS CHEER as WEEABOO May rapidly eliminates the entire TNA roster!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: SHE IS REACHING ULTIMATE POWER!
Paul Heyman: BROCK! Don't LET HER!
Brock Lesnar: RHRHHR
CROWDS GASP AS BROCK LESNAR "BROCKS UP" and gains 100% more mass and height after downing 5 packets of Kraft Dinner!
Ron MacLean: CROWDS! LEND HER YOUR ENERGY!
CROWDS KEEP SINGING THE THEME! empowering WEEABOO May providing her 107% POWER!
Eric Bischoff: WCW! GO GET HER!
CROWDS KEEP SINGING! Despite the entire WCW roster swarming her like cockroaches!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: YVES! HELP HER!
Yves Francois Blanchett: You got it!
CROWDS CHEER as Yves Francois Blanchett starts holding off the JUICED UP LESNAR!
Ron MacLean: Even with the energy of the Crowd, this may not be enough!
Shane McMahon: That's right! It's not!
CROWDS BOO the appearance of Shane McMahon!
Shane McMahon: Not when we have this!
SHANE McMahon reveals hundreds of thousands of KD boxes labeled with "Tartrazine"
Shane McMahon: HAVE AT IT BOYS!
CROWDS across the world GASP as the WWE, WCW, and ECW rosters all start downing TARTRAZINE!
Batista: HHMHMMH!
BATISTA JUICES UP!
KURT ANGLE JUICES UP!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: Yves can't hold!
Ref: 1...2...3!
Ron MacLean: YVES IS OUT!
Paul Heyman: One More...

MAKE IT DOUBLE!

CROWDS CHEER as CEO of the UWF Lucy Tallow runs out to help WEEABOO May!
Lucy Tallow: This is my promotion! No way am I letting it go without a fight!
Paul Heyman: NO!
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD: YES!
Eric Bischoff: Oh god!
Paul Heyman: One extra wrestler!
Eric Bischoff: It won't matter!
Paul Heyman: WHEN WE GET OUR BIG GUY!

VINCE MCMAHON

Vince McMahon: No Chance in Hell!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: NO!
Ron MacLean: BURN IN HELL!
CROWDS LOOK ON IN HORROR as Vince McMahon super-juiced on Tartrazine comes rushing into the Ring, mustering the forces of the WWE to him
WEEABOO May: Gomen'nasai Harperu...
Lucy Tallow: Looks like the bus stops here.
CROWDS are about to jump into the ring, to help fight off the hundreds of WWE aligned Wrestlers swarming the CEO Lucy Tallow and WEEABOO May - when suddenly

ELECTRIFYING

Paul Heyman: WHAT!

MANIA

Lucy Tallow: Please...

STUNNING

Don "Grapes" Cherry: PLEASE YES!

MADNESS!

CROWDS CHEER!

Long Ago the Four Powers lived in Harmony! But that all changed when The Rock attacked.

WEEABOO May: Bernier-san...

Only the SUPER STAR, master of all four CONDITIONS could stop them. However when the world needed him most, he vanished

CROWDS CHEER

AND I BELIEVE

Vince McMahon: NO!

MAXIME CAN SAVE THE WORLD

CROWDS GO WILD AS THE NATIONAL CHAMPION AND PEOPLE'S CHAMPION COMES CRASHING IN FROM SPACE!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: He's in a TITAN!
Ron MacLean: THAT'S NOT ANY TITAN! It's THE CHAMPION!
ONE HUNDRED MILLION CANADIANS COLLECTIVELY START CRYING FROM JOY! as the Titan known as the "Champion" which is the size of the Empire State Building stands before the armies of EVIL
Lucy Tallow: YES!
Paul Heyman: BROCK!
Brock Lesnar: HMHMHM
Brock Lesnar downs another 100 tons of Tartrazine!
CROWDS GASP as he transforms into a true BEAST APE MAN THE SIZE OF THE TWIN TOWERS!
Brock Lesnar: ARARARRA!
KURT ANGLE and BATISTA quickly do the same!
WEEABOO May: ARIGATO! KONICHAWA!
CROWDS CHEER as WEEABOO May charges the giant Twin Tower Kurt Angle and Batista!
Stephen Harper: WEEABOO May! TAKE THIS!
WEEABOO May's SAMURAI TITAN comes hurling down from the sky!
WEEABOO May: HARPERU!
CROWDS CHEER as the Titan WEEABOO May battles Kurt Angle and Batista Both!
Lucy Tallow: Vince! Bring it on!
Vince McMahon: I WILL CRUSH YOU!
CROWDS CHEER as Vince and Lucy start fighting it out in the Squared Circle!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: FANS! GIVE HIM YOUR ENERGY! OUR SUPER STAR NEEDS IT!
Hundreds of Millions of Canadians, Brazilians, Guyanese, Alaskan, and others across the world extend their energy to Maxime Bernier!
Maxime Bernier: Only every one hundred years! Can a wrestler experience this much power!
CROWDS CHEER as Maxime Bernier begins channeling the collective energy of the nation!
Across Canada a blue-stream of lights the collective energy and Condition of the entire nation begins shooting across the night sky towards the Wrestling Superdome, even from Alaska, Belize, Guyana, Brazil, Japan, and New Zealand the collective streams of energy BURST towards Maxime!
Ghostly Appearance of Bob Semple: I promised Maxime! I promised!
CROWDS CHEER as an Army of Newer Zealand Wrestlers ride along the Energy Streams from New Zealand - surfing into the Squared Circle!
Bob Semple: My people need me! So I must go! But I've not forgotten you!
CROWDS CHEER as the Army of Newer Zealand Wrestlers begin beating back the WWE Roster - imbued with the Semplic Powers!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: THANK GOD FOR SEMPLE!
Jair Bolsonaro: We haven't forgotten you either Maxime!
Brazilian Fans: TAKE OUR ENERGY!
Canadian Fans: AND OUR ENERGY!
The energy starts building up directing itself towards Maxime Bernier's Titan Elbow!
Ron MacLean: Brock is on the out! He's down!
Don "Grapes" Cherry: So is Vince and the Twin Tards Kurt and Batista!
CROWDS GO WILD AS MAXIME BERNIER DELIVERS THE PEOPLE'S ELBOW!
Referee: ONE!
CROWDS: TWO!
THE UNIVERSE: THREE!

GLORIOUS VICTORY

The Juiced Up and unconscious body of Brock Lesnar begins shrinking down to the size of the Statue of Liberty as it lays in the St. Lawrence River.
Ron MacLean: WE DID IT!
Vince McMahon: NO!
CROWDS CHEER
Cameras and Helicopters begin flying around Maxime Bernier in his Titan, as he takes a knee.
Maxime Bernier (pointing at the camera): Next time, you.
A light blares from Maxime Bernier's eyes as exits his Titan and looks up into the sky.
The light which is actually the energy consumed from the collective wrestling world - quickly exits his body shooting back into the sky and returning to the fans.
Lucy Tallow: He won't be able to do this forever...
WEEABOO May and Yves stand beside Lucy Tallow as they look on while Maxime Bernier raises his fist for the PEOPLE.
Yves Francois Blanchett: Maybe not, but at least let him enjoy this...one last time.
WEEABOO May: Sayōnara...
A cloaked figure sitting in a shitty video store in Edmonton just finished creaming his pants watching real men fight.
Cloaked Figure: This time me bro? Got it bro.
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2019.11.27 20:31 A108_net The one real entity // Shrila Bhakti Vedanta Narayana Swami

November 27, 2019 at 12:01AM
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The one real entity // Shrila Bhakti Vedanta Narayana Swami
[In Germany, in December of 2001, Shrila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja gave a course on Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's book, Shri Jaiva-dharma. In that book, Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura shares with his readers the essence of spiritual life from A to Z through a series of wonderful conversations rich with profound questions and unimaginable answers. The following conversation takes place between Sannyasi Thakura and his spiritual master, Paramahamsa Babaji Maharaja. Previously, Sannyasi Thakura had been an impersonalist scholar who believed that the Absolute Truth is impersonal and that individual souls are not really individual, but are one in all respects with that impersonal Supreme Being. Since surrendering to his spiritual master, who is an exalted, self-realized devotee of the Supreme Lord Shri Krishna, Sannyasi Thakura has given up his impersonalist ideas. In Shrila Narayana Maharaja's class, he is explaining one of the conversations between this sincere disciple and his self-realized guru. Sannyasi Thakura is asking about the nature of the soul and Reality. In his answer, Paramahamsa Babaji is explaining some important Sanskrit terms from the ancient Vedic literature. You may find that there are a few terms that are new for you, especially vastu, meaning substance or entity or object, vastava-vastu, meaning eternal, truly abiding, real entity or object, and avastava-vastu, meaning temporary, non-abiding, entity or object. By reading Shrila Narayana Maharaja's explanation, we may understand the significance of these terms in our lives. -ed] The One Real Entity December 15, 2001 Paderborn, Germany Real and temporary objects Paramahamsa Babaji is answering the question of Sannyasi Thakura regarding the meaning of vastu. What is written in Jaiva-dharma about this? [Devotee reads from Jaiva Dharma:] Sannyasi Thakura asked his Gurudeva, "What is vastu?" Paramahamsa Babaji Maharaja said, "The Sanskrit word for ‘object' (vastu) is derived from the verbal root meaning ‘to exist' or ‘to dwell'. By adding a suffix, this root is made into a noun. Vastu therefore means ‘what has existence' or ‘what is self-evident'. "There are two types of vastu: vastava and avastava. The term 'truly abiding substance' (vastava-vastu) refers to that which is grounded in transcendence. Temporary objects (avastava-vastu) are dravya (tangible objects), guna (qualities), and so on. Real objects have eternal existence. Unreal objects only have a semblance of existence, which appear real, although they are not." [Shrila Narayana Maharaja:] Here is an example: Krishna is truly vastu, the one real Entity. This microphone stand is also vastu, because it exists, but it is avastava-vastu, a temporary object. Krishna, maya (Krishna's deluding energy), and the jiva are all vastava-vastu. They exist eternally. This microphone is an example of a tangible object, whereas a person's nature is an example of an intangible object or a quality. Suppose I am habituated in telling lies; this habit is an example of a quality. If someone is ‘virtuous' or ‘not virtuous' in this world, this is his quality, but such qualities are mundane, not transcendental. Only real existence is eternal; only transcendental existence is forever. In the material world there is existence, but it is constantly changing; nothing remains the same for even a moment. The moment after this body took birth, it changed; and since then it has been changing at every moment. We do not realize this, but it is constantly changing. It is therefore avastava, temporary. Vastava-vastu is not material; it does not change even after millions of years. The soul is eternal; it does not change. The Supreme Lord is eternal; He does not change. There are some vaisistya, unique characteristics or specialities, in each, but there is no change. Both have special unique qualities that are ever-unfolding but never changing. Manini Radha The unique qualities of Lord Krishna are ever fresh and new. If anyone sees Krishna, he or she thinks, "Oh, I have never seen Him before." Especially Shrimati Radhika, who is with Him throughout the day, will see Him and exclaim with wonder, "Who is He?" Radhika's dear friend Lalita will reply, "You don't know? You have just been sitting on the lap of that very person - that tricky person!" Radhika will retort, "No, I have never seen this person before. How beautiful He is!" Once Padma, the sakhi (cowherd girlfriend) of Candravali, came to Lalita and Visakha to glorify Candravali. She said, "Oh, my sakhi is so fortunate. Today she saw the beauty of the whole form of Krishna, top to bottom." Lalita then said, "I'm very sorry to say that my sakhi is not so fortunate. If She sees Krishna's nose, She cannot move Her sight from there. If She is looking at His cheeks, then She becomes fixed on His cheeks. My sakhi has never seen Krishna fully." Padma then became ashamed, as the consciousness of Shrimati Radhika is more glorious than that of Candravali. Unlike Lord Krishna and the spirit souls, everything in this world is constantly changing. Temporary objects last only momentarily and are ultimately unreal. They are called vastu, because they are manifestations of maya, which is vastu, but they are avastava-vastu. What is maya? Lord Krishna's transcendental creative power is called Yogamaya. She is real, and she has two aspects: Yogamaya and Mahamaya. Mahamaya, or maya, is the shadow of Yogamaya who manifests and manages this world. Regarding Yogamaya, she personally manages Lord Krishna's eternal abodes - Goloka Vrndavana and all others. Reality Distinguished from Illusion [Devotee reads from Jaiva Dharma:] "Real objects have eternal existence. Unreal objects only have a semblance of existence; they sometimes exist and sometimes do not. It is said in Shrimad-Bhagavatam (1.1.2): 'vedyaṁ vāstavam atra vastu śivadaṁ. Only a truly abiding substance, that which is related to the Supreme Absolut Truth and yields supreme auspiciousness, is worthy of being known.' " [Shrila Narayana Maharaja:] In this world everything seems to be real, but actually it is not. You can understand this from Shrimad-Bhagavatam: dharmaḥ projjhita-kaitavo 'tra paramo nirmatsarāṇāṁ satāṁ vedyaṁ vāstavam atra vastu śivadaṁ tāpa-trayonmūlanam śrīmad-bhāgavate mahā-muni-kṛte kiṁ vā parair īśvaraḥ sadyo hṛdy avarudhyate 'tra kṛtibhiḥ śuśrūṣubhis tat-kṣaṇāt Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhagavata Purana propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. This beautiful Bhagavatam, compiled by the great sage Vyasadeva in his maturity, is sufficient in itself for God realization. What is the need of any other scripture? As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhagavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart. The transcendental vastu is one without a second, and that is Shri Krishna Himself. He is the non-dual Supreme Truth. Everything comes from Him; everything is an expansion of His spiritual energy (yogamaya) and material energy (maha-maya). His personal expansions or manifestations, like Lord Ramacandra and Lord Nrsimhadeva, are non-different from Him. This world also manifests from Krishna, for without Him nothing can exist. He is the advaya-jnana para-tattva, the supreme, transcendental one-without-a-second Absolute Truth. Whatever we read about and whatever we see are only expansions of His power or of His bodily manifestations. The word sivadam in this verse means "very auspicious." It is very auspicious if a person can know Shri Krishna. [Devotee reads from Jaiva-Dharma:] "Shri Bhagavan is the only real Entity (vastava-vastu). The living entity, jiva, is a distinct or individual part of that Entity, while maya, the potency that produces illusion, is the energy of that Entity. Therefore, the word vastu refers to three fundamental principles: Bhagavan (the Supreme Lord), the jiva, and maya. Knowledge of the mutual relationship between these three principles is known as pure knowledge. There are innumerable seemingly real representations of these principles, and they are all regarded as avastava vastu, The classification of phenomena into various categories such as tangible objects and qualities, which is undertaken by the Vaisesika school of philosophy, [See endnote 1] is merely a deliberation on the nature of avastava-vastu, temporary objects. The special characteristic of any truly abiding substance is its factual nature." [Shrila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja:] The sum-total of material elements is called the maha-tattva, and this is the first covering of the jiva. This mahat-tattva manifests false ego in the three modes of nature: goodness, passion and ignorance. From these modes, material intelligence develops. From material intelligence comes the mind, which is always deliberating on what it considers good and bad, painful or pleasing, this or that. The living entity then develops a particular body, and that body consists of five gross elements - earth, water, fire, air and ether. This is all a manifestation of maya-sakti . We see so many things in this world, but really nothing is as it appears. All is but the magic of phantasmagoric maya. The Eyes to See Everything we see by these material eyes is avastava, temporary and ultimately unreal, whereas whatever we see with our soul is vastava, reality. We shall experience transcendental existence when our anarthas (unwanted habits and thoughts) disappear and real prema manifests. Then we can see things as they are. We can have some idea of that real world when we reach the preliminary stage of love of God. At this time, at the stage of bhava-bhakti, transcendental emotions arise in our hearts. However, in order to actually perceive that transcendental realm, one's heart must be saturated with love, or prema. At that time we will see the Supreme Reality and be able to serve Him in our transcendental form. We cannot see the form of Shri Krishna with these eyes. In certain special cases it is possible, as in the instance of Dhruva Maharaja. Shri Narada Rsi saw the form of Narayana for a moment. He had been sincerely engaged in devotional practices, and when he came to the stage where he could not live without Shri Krishna, the Lord's expansion as four-handed Lord Narayana appeared to him for a moment. He had been chanting, "Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya," *[See endnote 2] and therefore it was Narayana who appeared to him. Narada Muni saw that Supreme Lord for a moment, and then the Lord disappeared. He then began to weep bitterly, and an aerial voice of Narayana spoke to him, "In your present stage you will not be able to see Me continually. I mercifully gave darsana to you to increase your eagerness. Continue your bhajana, traveling throughout the universe, chanting My name, and singing about My glories. In this way, always be maddened, sometimes rolling on the ground, with tears flowing your eyes and with a melted heart. When Maya leaves you, and when the time comes for you to leave your body, you will automatically attain your transcendental form." It is stated in Shrimad-Bhagavatam (11.2.40): "By chanting the holy name of the Supreme Lord, one comes to the stage of love of Godhead. Then the devotee is fixed in his vow as an eternal servant of the Lord, and he gradually becomes very much attached to a particular name and form of the Lord. As his heart melts with ecstatic love, he laughs very loudly or cries or shouts. Sometimes he sings and dances like a madman, for he is indifferent to public opinion." Later, when death came, Narada fearlessly placed his feet on the head of death and attained his transcendental form. Wait for that stage when maya will leave you; then you will be able to see. Now your vision of Thakurji (the Deity form of the Lord) is called aropa-siddha-bhakti. *[See endnote 3] Now you may be thinking, "Oh, here is Thakurji. He can fulfill all my desires." With such consciousness, you may later reject that so-called worship and all other devotional practices. So wait for that stage, and then you will be able to have an actual vision of the Deity. A Particle of Love The soul comes from Krishna, but not directly from Krishna. It comes from Krishna when He is only with His tatastha-sakti (marginal potency). Jivera svarupa haya, krsnera nitya dasa. And always remember the second part of this verse: Krsnera tatastha-sakti bhedabheda prakasa. We have not come directly from Goloka Vrndavana. [Devotee reading:] "The special characteristic of any truly abiding substance is its factual nature." [Shrila Narayana Maharaja:] As a real, eternal entity, the jiva is an infinitesimal part and parcel of Shri Krishna. The transcendental nature of both Krishna and the jiva is one - and that nature is love. Krishna is love in fullness or completeness, and the jiva is an infinitesimal particle of that love. Although the jiva is infinitesimal, if he takes shelter of Lord Krishna, his love and affection will also become endless and infinite. [Devotee reads from Jaiva Dharma:] "The spirit soul is a real entity, and his eternal, constitutional identity is his true nature." [Shrila Narayana Maharaja:] That nature is love - love for Krishna, the love of the part for the whole. That love is the eternal religion of every soul in the universe, whether he is liberated or not. [*Endnote 1: Vaisesika philosophy is the teaching of Kanada Rsi and it is the oldest of the six classical philosophical systems. Vaisesika represents an analytical process TO decifer the material objects INto atomic formulas and thus arrive at permanent conclusions, which are not necessarily denying God as a person. It basically views the world as cosmologically atomistic and ontologically pluralistic. [Endnote 2: Krishna is sometimes two-handed and sometime four-handed in Dvaraka as the son of Vasudeva. But here Vasudeva refers to Narayana. It simple means "All-pervading one."] [Endnote 3: Aropa-siddha-bhakti means that the words "devotion to God" are superimposed upon an activity or consciousness that is not actually imbued with devotion.-ed] [Endnote 4: On tatastha: "All the qualities of the unalloyed soul are above the eightfold qualities such as egotism, etc., pertaining to Krishna's acit (inert material) potency. Hence the jiva potency. though very small in magnitude, is still superior to acit potency or Maya. This potency has another name, viz., tatastha or marginal potency, being located on the line demarcating the spheres of the spiritual and mundane potencies (Shri Brahma - samhita 5.21 purport)." "When jivas, begotten of the marginal potency (tatastha-sakti), forget the service of Krishna, they are confined in the mundane prison house, the citadel of Durga. The wheel of karma is the instrument of punishment at this place (Shri Brahma - samhita 5.44 purport)." "Just like in the seaside the shore, the beach, sometimes you see it is covered by water and sometimes it is land; similarly, when we are covered by maya, that is our jiva-bhuta stage, and when there is no more covering, that is brahma-bhuta stage (Bombay, March 30, 1971)." "Tata means the beach. Sometimes the beach is covered with water, and sometimes it is land. That is called tatastha (New York, July 15, 1976 )." "The marginal line between the material manifestation and the spiritual manifestation is the Viraja River, and beyond the Viraja, which is a transcendental current flowing from the perspiration of the body of the Lord, there is the three-fourths manifestation of God's creation (Shrimad-Bhagavatam 2.9.10)."
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2019.09.11 19:57 analytik A public service reminder that Mt.Zion's FAQ is awesome

Q: HOW COME SO MANY BAND-NAMES? WHY SO CONFUSING? ALSO, WHY YOU ARE IRRITATING? Q: HOW COME ARE YOU ANARCHISTS? BECAUSE MANY INTERNETS SAY THAT YOU ARE, AND SAY ALSO THAT ANARCHISMISM IS NAIVE, AND SO YOU ARE TOO? IF SO, THEN HOW COME YOU’RE NAIVE? IS IT A “PUNKER” THING? LIKE JOHNNY RODDEN? Q: WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELVES “INSTRUMENTAL POST-ROCK”, BUT THERE’S SINGING? BUT ALSO YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE “PUNK-ROCK”? DOESN’T YOU CONTRADICT? Q: JEWS? ALL OF YOU? IS IT RELIGIOUS MUSIC, LIKE PETE GABRIEL? IS PETE GABRIEL JEWISH? ALSO, IS THERE A JEWISH-GOD? Q: I HAVE A HOUSE! I HAVE A APARTMENT! WILL YOU COME AND PLAY A SHOW IN MY HOUSE APARTMENT? Q: GODSPEED? ARE THEY YOU? WHO ARE YOU? I DONT LIKE YOU NOW, WHEN WILL YOU BE GODSPEED AGAIN? Q: WHERE IS THE HOTEL2TANGO? IS IT IN YOUR MIND? DO YOU ALL THINK SO? Q: WHY ARE YOU BUMMING ME OUT? ARE YOU INTENTIONAL? IS IT A POLITICS THING? I HATE POLITICS! WHY DOES YOU WANT ME TO HATE YOU? Q: WHAT IS KANADA? IS IT A PLACE? LIKE CANADA? WHY DO YOU HATE IT? Q: ARE YOU IN MYSPACE? DID YOU FACEBOOK? YOU SHOULD DO THAT THINGS! IT IS TERRIFIC EXPOSURE. NOW IS A NEW PARADIGM! WHAT IS A PARADIGM?
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2019.02.18 07:03 sakunako [MEGATHREAD] IZ*ONE HITOUCH FAN ACCOUNT AT OSAKA DAY 2 PART 2

IZ*ONE HITOUCH FAN ACCOUTN AT TOKYO DAY 1 - https://www.reddit.com/Produce48/comments/ar6ztq/megathread_izone_hitouch_fan_account_in_tokyo_day/

OP:since i’m coming to japan,i prepare alot to talk..ah...nervous..
📷:wow you did really great...yabaiii u did really great onniee
Op:if next album is in korea, then let’s meet often
📷:ah..yes..promise!!Haha
Op: thank you..really..today you work hard
📷:u work hard too, bye bye
https://twitter.com/miyawakiiz/status/1097100789539991552
Reishi: Long time no see~
Hiichan: It’s been a long time~
R: Seeing like you’re doing your best, I’m happy
H: I’m doing my best together with Sakuchan!
R: I’m going to the sign kai later too so yoroshiku
H: OK got it
https://twitter.com/Sw2rlzPyHga8CB2/status/1097356753967017984
Hiichan: Ah~~ is that Hii’s item?
Na-san: Yes! I bought it just now! *shows hand
H: Wahh, are u collecting my photos?
N: I am! You’re my number 1 oshi 📷
H: Thanks~ please come to the event again, ok?
N: I’ll come. Definitely! H: See you~
https://twitter.com/Sw2rlzPyHga8CB2/status/1097354415902580737
Miyu: I wanted to meet Hiichan!
Hiichan: Really~??
M: Really!
H: *smiles and waves goodbye
https://twitter.com/Sw2rlzPyHga8CB2/status/1097355589305290752
Me: Do you have a gaming PC in Korea?
Sakura: Yes! ...No, wait, no, I don't!
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097340169026297857
kwizone: u said that ur fave korean foods are chicken & cheese in ur mobame
nako: yes its delicious!
kw: but those arent korean foods ㅋㅋㅋ
n: ㅋㅋㅋ but its delicious if u eat it in korea
https://twitter.com/dreamin8bit/status/1097269539539173382
OP: I like Yuri's Energetic!
YR: Yuri also thinks Enegetic is interesting~
OP: Interesting? Fun?
YR: Ohh~ Fun fun!! It's fun!
OP: Energetic is cool!!
YR: It really is~ ~Finished signing~
OP: Wait. Your Japanese is good!Cute!!! (Claps)
YR: Really?? (Smiles and gives 2 hearts)
OP: It's cute!! I'm happy!!!!!
YR: Ooh~ I'm relieved
YR: I'm a couple with (real name)
OP: Why?!? (laughs) what?!
YR: That's right~ I have the grey version of your clothes. That's why we are a couple~ I'm happy📷
OP: Ohh~ Couple! Couple! ~hitouch from Yuri~
OP: Let's meet again!!
YR: Meet meet!!!
OP: I'll also watch your programs on tv!
YR: Please watch~
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1097235788314669057
Fan: Nice to meet you! I like Chaeyeon's dancing the best!
Chaeyeon: I like your existence! *Does a heart over her head*
https://twitter.com/wizardmoo/status/1097131907433795585
CY : OO cha~n I'm happy I can meet you today~!
OP : wa~ me too~!!! I love kkuchaen since PD48
CY : hm?... a, do you like pairing?
OP : yes! I like you both~! How much do you like sakuchan?
CY : sakuchan? hmm, I like everyone (members) buy I like sakuchan because she is easy to talk to about (my) worries with japanese
STAFF : it's almost time (over)
CY : thank you for coming today! Let's meet again~
OP : yeah!!!
STAFF : it's time
CY : bye bye
OP : bye bye!!!!
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1097097419219582976
📷: lets see.. how would you like me to address you?
op: ㅇㅇ unnie..
📷: ㅇㅇ unnie~~
https://twitter.com/YeoksiYujin/status/1097076004990836736
op: yujin ahh ㅋㅋ 📷
: 📷 o
p: what do you want for dinner?
📷: erm.. tteokbokki! im craving for rice cakes
https://twitter.com/YeoksiYujin/status/1097073988411379713
Me: I'm so happy to finally meet you
C: Me too. Oh, how do you read this? (my name; it's unusual)
Me: *pronounces it* But jst call me Kika
C: Kika-chan!
Me: Oh, one of my best friends is a Chaeyeon oshi and she wanted me to tell you she 📷 you
C: Thank you 📷
Me: Btw, do you have a go to recipe?
C: *couldn't catch what I said (??)
Me: Ah, something you like to cook
C: Well, recently I've been making fried rice
Me: Oh, that sounds good
C: I also like to make kimchi nabe, and I really love things with cheese!
C: It was fun! Let's meet again 📷
Me: Yes, let's meet again 📷 Bye-bye!
https://twitter.com/endrizka_status/1097064048695234560
M: (looking at op and laughing) Wa~! (lightly looking at the name tag) Arisa chaan~!
Op: Minjoo chaan~! Remember me??
M: Yes! Ofc i remember you~!
Op: Eh! Really?! I'm happy ㅠㅠ
M: Thankyou~📷 (make a big heart) (Mj said i love you)
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097067943135858688
Wy: Arisa chaan~!
Op: Wonyoung chaan~! Would you?
Wy: Ah-! Would you? 📷
Op: waaa! Thankyouㅠㅠ 📷
Op&Wy: 📷📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097065598377328642
Op: Nako chaan~!
Nk: Thankyou~! Waa this is cute~!!
Op: Thankyouㅋㅋ i like nako's single!!
Nk: Eh-! Really-? (sang the single)
Op: Thankyou!!!
Op: Bye bye 📷📷
Nk: Bye bye 📷📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097063645203247104
OP: I came from Korea
Eunbi: Thank you (JPN)
: I’m Korean TT
: Sorry TT (in KRN)
Pt. 2
OP: I came again
Eunbi: Thank you (JPN)
: I’m Korean TT I’ll see you later at the fansign
: Ah! Sorry! Be sure to come later!
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097063292277743616
Sakura: please come quickly!
: huh? To what?
Sakura: Concert! Chiyo-chan you have to come
: I will, I'll definitely go!
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1097061301811998720
First, yena is waiting
Yn: Wa~ nagisachaan~ thankyou📷
Op: Yenachaan~ i like you so muchh~~~ kyaaa
Yn: Your finger is injured~ Are you okay?
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097059935878144001
Me: Chaeyeon got jealous 📷
Sakura: Heh? Why?
Me: You said Minju was the cutest Sakura
: Oh. Whoops. My bad *giggles*
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097054489909944321
Wy: (rubbing her eyes)
Op: (sleepy?)
Op: wonyoung~, please wink~
Wy: okay📷
Op: waa~ 📷
So cute Wonyoung must very tired 📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097054600597712897
Op: I'm Juri fan (in korean) 📷
Yena : really? 📷
Op: you like it? 📷
📷 : yeah 📷
https://twitter.com/hssept_/status/1097049636890587137
Hw: kahochaa~an~
Op: kangchan ate takoyaki??
Hw: yes! I ate it📷
Op: is it delicious??
Hw: delicious~📷📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097052706676436992
Round 3
Op: Waa~ eunbi~! 📷📷
Eb: waa~! 📷📷
Op: orenji orenji
Eb: (in the middle of it eunbi did orenji with her hand, and both of them did orenji together)
Op & Eb: 📷📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097050160603979777
“Ahhh Jo Yuri!”
C: Jo Yuriiii!
“Jo Yuriiiii!”
C: ANNIYHA CHOI YENAAA “Hahaha”
https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1097045988324331521
: I'm from Taiwan (Japanese)
Sakura: xiexie (thank you)
OP got pushed but they took advantage of the moment and did a "give me five" again
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1097042842415902721
Op: I really like yurichan! 📷
Yr: liking me? I really like you too!
Op & yr : bye bye 📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097043753259261959
hyewon: i like space mountain too
op: i see, yena said she like it too
yena: yay~
op: what did you eat there?
hw: churros!
op: do you talk to minami lately?
hw: i do. i talked with her today op: today too? do you guys talk everyday?
hw: not everyday but we talk quite often
op: what kind of convo do you do with her?
hw: "i have hs event today. I'll work hard~"
minami: "good luck~" like that
op: whom are you close with lately
hw: yujin and... yena~
op to yena: you guys are close?
yn: we are~
https://twitter.com/sunshineyena/status/1097035303410225152

Op: (So cute, i fallin for it)
Yn: Good morning!
Op: (surprised of yena cute voice) cute~TT
Yn: thankyouuu! (bright smile)
Op&yn: bye bye!

Saku : yahoo (hallo) 📷📷
Op : today's hairstyle is good (low ponytail, cute) 📷📷📷
Saku : is it? 📷

Op: chaewon~ say my name please (in korean)
Cw: hinachan 📷
Op: waa~ thankyou! Cute
Cw: thankyouuu~

Op: please remember me lol
Mj: miochan!
Mj: miochan! Am i right?
Op: yes yes 📷📷
Mj: thankyou~ 📷📷

Op went to high-touch. Op said she is so cute, small, thin
Hii: hallo~ It was just basic greeting but it was different with other peoples'.
Op: wow! cute!

Haaa-- she is so cute, her hand is warm
Op: chaeyeonn!!
Cy: mayachaan!!
Op: you are my 1pick since PD48
Cy: (surprise face) thankyou~!
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1096955630185701376

Me: Yujin kakkoi! 📷
Yujin: Arigatou 📷
https://twitter.com/ljigzofly22/status/1097034639217090560

yena: good evening 📷📷📷
op: good evening. did anything fun happen lately?
yn: fun things?
yuri (looking at yena from the side and pointing herself): yuri! yuri!
yn: no~ no~
op to yr: did you two do something lately
yr: *laughs
yn: i went to disneyland! it was fun!
op: ah! i saw your pic with Donald!
yn: it's my dream to go to disneyland. now that I've gone there, i dont have a dream anymore op: you don't have a dream anymore? lol. what did you ride?
yn: mountain space?
op: space mountain!op: did you ride the one that falls from high place
yn: i did!
op: that's tower of terror!
hyewon from the side: i ride that too
https://twitter.com/sunshineyena/status/1097030827437744128

OP: Please call out my name! 📷
: [OP's name]!
OP: Thank you! 📷 📷
: A student?
OP: Yes!
📷: Please do your best!
OP: Please call out my name!
Nako: [OP's name]!
OP: Thank you! Please do your best!
Nako: I will! Ah! (Nako noticed OP forgot to hi-touch with her)
2nd part (Sakura) 📷: [OP's name]! Your second time (coming)??
OP: Yes! 📷: I remember you!
OP: Thank you so much! 📷📷
https://twitter.com/IAmOnlyWhoIAm/status/1097033844811649024

op: im back~
chaewon: you're back~
op: whom are you close with lately?
cw: I'm close with everyone in izone~
op: the one that you're especially close?
cw: minju!
op: minju said the same thing!
cw: well we're roommate.. wait seriously?!
op: yes!
cw: im flustered
op: then, who is the member you want as your gf?
cw: *confused
hitomi: *helping from the side
cw: hiichan...
ht: why? why?
op: are you being honest?
cw: i lied! (small voice)
op: she lied!
ht: huhh (hit cw)
https://twitter.com/sunshineyena/status/1097032891094061057

Me: (Slightly tongue-tied) You shine on stage! Love you 📷
Hii: Thank you! 📷📷
Me: (As I was walking away) Come to Indonesia sometime!
Hii: *nods while smiling*
https://twitter.com/endrizka_status/1097030919792123905

YJ: Now.. what should I call you? (📷)
OP: (📷)** Unnie..
YJ: ** unnie~
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097030447802904576

HW: Hello~
OP: I came from Korea!
HW: (Eyes widen) Really?
OP: We're the same age!
HW: Friends! Friends! (clasped fingers and shook them)
*OP High-fived hii and was pushed
YR: Hello~
OP: I came to see Yuri TT
YR: (Sad) Oh! TT
WY: Hello.. oh! It's been a while!
OP: Heol you remember me?
WY: Of course!
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097029936018219013

OP: Hyewon-ah recommend me dinner!
HW: Hmm?
OP: Dinner recommendation!
HW: Uh.. ribs

OP: Hii-chan are you not tired? TT
Hii: Yes! 📷
YR: Hello!
OP: Yuri-ya your legs hurt right TT
YR: No I'm fine 📷
WY: (Heard OP's convo with Yuri) Are you Korean?
OP: Mmm keke I came from Jeju-do
WY: Oh!
OP: Wonyoung-ah ... (pushed)
WY: Yes!
"Wonyoung-ah unnie didn't even say anything"
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097028774225276929

YR: Unnie~ you came
OP: Mm
CY: Osaka too!? Hello~
OP: Mm
YN: I knew unnie would come~
OP: Keke
Hii: Oh unnie hello~
OP: Mm
OP: I'm really tired Yuri-ya TT
YR: What to do unnie
CY: Wow you came again unnie
OP: Jjaeyon I really wanted to see you
OP: Yena-ya I really do live in Japan
YN: Really? 📷
OP: No 📷
YN: Ah unnie ! (knitted her eyebrows and pouted)
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097027154339016704

Minju: Thanks for telling me all about what Sakura said!
Me: She said you were the cutest out of all the members!
Chaeyeon (standing next to Minju): I don't want to hear that!
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097027144872427520

“Ah!! Rebecca!”
W: Rebecca??
“Rebecca!!”
W: Rebecca
https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1097026458487148545

Me: Who's your favorite member in IZ*ONE?
Sakura: Minju! Her face is cute!
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097025631726952448

op: good afternoon
yuri: it should be good evening~
op: ah, good evening
op: who's the member that makes you feel calm when you're with her?
yr: (don't understand)
op: then, members that are fun to be with?
yr: yena-unnie and... chaewon-unnie!
op: because chaewon is mischievous?
yr: no, because she's cute
op: i forgot what i wanted to say
yr: are you okay?
yr: isn't this ribbon cute? i like red
op: i like red too!
https://twitter.com/sunshineyena/status/1097024304229707776

OP : Is there someone you close to recently?
MJ : hmm... IZ*ONE is close with each other~
OP : ok ok, then how about someone you feel close to particularly~
MJ : now? now~ recently~ hmm i think it's hiichan (hug hiichan who is beside her)
OP : hm~ then who would you want to date?
MJ : hm~ now... i think it's chaewon!
OP : oo! why?
MJ : because she is my roommate... it's fun
OP : i see~
MJ : OO (she read my name tag)
OP : yes! i like you~
MJ : thank you~ bye bye~
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1097021716444803073

Me: Are you not allowed to stream on YouTube now? *Sakura tried to answer, but the staff already pushed me out* Me: Huh? 📷
Sakura: *makes a motion with her hand like she's writing down something*
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097010858754899973

OP: Chaeyeon~📷
CY: Waah~Thank you very much~
CY: Look at this, I'm weird. My shoulders became weird. Look! I don't really like this picture~
OP: *laughs* CY: it's a secret~?? (lol) Thank you for coming~!! *next to her, nako was laughing

OP: Eunbi unnie~📷
EB: Yuika~!!
OP: ahhhh thank you very much📷📷
EB: 📷📷📷📷📷
OP: I'll come again on the 23rd
EB: Ooo! I'll be wating! Let's meet again

OP: Hyewon chan looks like a doll...
HW: Thank you very much
OP: Kang chan, did you meet with
Minami? HW: I want to meet her~
OP: Kang chan and Minami are cute, I like you both! It'll be good if you could meet
HW: I want to meet her~thank you very much

OP: Yujin~!!
YJ: Waa! Thank you very much!
OP: Yujin~?
YJ: ??
OP: Could you do the rap part for nomu nomu, even if it's just a little~??
YJ: (doing it while looking like she can't be helped)
*Yujin bursts into laughter while hitting Yuri's shoulders
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1096946929173516288

OP: Cute...
CW: ? thank you very much~! (she probably didn't hear)
OP: You're really cute like a doll📷📷
CW: 📷📷📷thank you very much~
OP: Will you come again?
CW: I will come again I will come again (panics)

Yenyul
OP regretted not being able to ask them what parts about each other they liked as OP blanked out in front of them📷 Yena
OP: Yena~📷
YN: Waaa~Thank you very much~
OP: (cute...)
YN: Please come again~! I'll be waiting~!
OP: Thank you! I'll come again YN: 📷

OP: Yuri~📷
YR: Thank you very much!
OP: I really like Yuri's singing voice!
YR: I'm happy~Thank you very much~📷📷

MJ: Waaaa!! Thank you!! Yuika!
OP: Thank you~!! Minju please wear a ponytail~!!
MJ: Ok~
OP: Minju wearing a ribbon in Oh!my is super cute!!
MJ: Ahhh that's why! (lol) I'll ask them~
OP: I'll look forward to it~📷📷
MJ: Thank you come again

OP: The dance royal you did with Nakano Ikumi chan
HT: Ahh the one we did as a 3 with Yokoyama?
OP: Yeah! Hiichan's backflip then was cool
HT: Ehh thank you!
OP: I watched it on repeat many times (lol) Went back many times
HT: I'm happy, thank you📷
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1096951118222057472

OP: Nako chan I finally meet you~
NK: Thank you~!
OP: I've never been to a HKT handshake so I'm happy to meet Nako! It's because I live in Kanagawa 📷

NK: Because it's in Fukuoka right📷
OP: I'm really happy we could meet today📷
NK: Thank you, let's meet again
OP was going to ask Nako to wink for 3 times like when she was first HKT's centre, but OP blanked in front of Nako

OP: Sakuchan!!
SK: Thank you~ It's amazing right! Well because! You can receive signs from everyone right?
OP: Yeah! Isn't it amazing?! I was really shocked
SK: Good for you~📷
OP: Thank you📷

OP: Hey Sakuchan, you don't have any plans to dye your hair red again?
SK: Um!!! That's it!!! RIght!!! I've been saying it a lot right but I can't just change it on a whim 📷but I've always been saying I would~
OP: The Sakuchan from that time was my type and I really liked it so please do it again~
SK: Thank you! I'll keep asking for permission! Please come again!!

OP: Wonyoung!!
WY: Waa! Hi~! Are you hungry?
OP: I'm super hungry~ (lol)
WY: Please eat alot later📷
OP: Thank you! Is there any Japanese dish you like?
WY: Dish I like...? Hmm...📷 Sukiyaki!! I like meat~📷OP: Ooo! Do you like sushi~?
WY: Sushi? I like sushi~!! It's delicious! (passes the sign)
OP: Please come again~📷Eat alot!!
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1096959550962483200

OP: Sakura you're good at Japanese
Sakura: Noo
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097004572122304512

"Other members just touch gently but Kangchan claps loudly I was standing in Nako's line and I can hear all her clapping sounds" "I was hi-touching with both hands and I thought Kwangbae was doing some ceremony keke I could feel my body recoiling back"
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097003350963277824

📷 souchan~
📷 wonyoung is my two pick! 📷
📷your two pick? who’s your one pick?
📷 who do you think it is?
📷 sakura chan?
📷yujin.. 📷 yujin? yabai ne~
https://twitter.com/dksdbwl_/status/1097001762735587334

Yena: Keke unnie came too?
OP: Mm I live in Japan ~
: Oh! Really? You live in Japan? Oh!?
: It's a lie ~ hehe
: Ah~ really kekekehttps://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097001345943429121

wonyoung : fan service is too good, cute
sakura : as expected from top idol
yuri : really cute
yena : cute
yujin : cute kid
nako : real idol
kangchan : cute
eunbi-sis : really beautiful
hii : small and cute
chaewon : cute finger heart
minjoo : god
chaeyeon : really high spirits
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1096975145829199872

1 Yuri:Oh!? Unnie hello!?
OP:Yuri-ya unnie came again!!
:Unnie thank youㅜㅜ
:Ey ~hehe

2 OP:Yuri-ya but you're really pretty today!!
Yuri:Really?>_<
:But why is it so short today compared to yesterday!!!
:Right really
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1096999681547096064

2nd time
📷: U came again?
: I'll come again about 10x 📷
: That's too much!
3rd time 📷: u really come back much~ 📷
:Now i remember u!
4th time
📷:Mikuchan!
:I'll come again 2x!
📷:eung! I'll wait
https://twitter.com/saku39tan/status/1096999075608547329

OP: Eunbi-ya unnie came from Jeju-do!
Eunbi: Heol really?!!
: Mm I went to the fansign last time but you were sick so I couldn't meet you, I really wanted to see you TT
: He-eong I'm sorry TT I'm really touched
OP: Eunbi-ya this is the last TT
Eunbi: Nooooo unnie don't go TT
: I'll see you in Korea TT
: Noo (suddenly clasps fingers and pulls closer)
: Eok... (Eunbi pulls closer but the staff pushes away)
Eunbi I'll keep supporting you!
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1096998026143518721

Me: Can you play games in Korea?
Sakura: No, I can't! 📷 ...Oh, wait, no, if it's the Switch, I can! *makes gaming motion*
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1096996451270311936

OP : Yuri-ya it's been a long time!📷
Yuri : Oh?! Hello!
: Do you remember unnie (me)??
: Yes! Jeju-do!!
: That's right Jeju-do ㅠㅠㅠㅠ I'll come again! ㅠㅠ
: Yes!
📷OP: Yuri-ya I really really missed yoh ㅠㅠ
Yuri: Me too~! ㅠㅠ : It's really hard being a fan living in Jeju kekeke...
: Kekeke
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1096996506609958913

First time : 我爱你~ (iloveyou)
Sakura: *clasps both her hands, op softly reciprocates*
: *makes a heart over her head*
Second : My name is bobo
Sakura: bobo (said very gently)
: I like you most!
Sakura: thank you~
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1096993224990715904

<< A fan told Sakura that s/he's taking a late night bus. And 📷's worried and asked "Are u okay? Aren't u feeling sleepy?". The fan said that the ride took 10 hours & also said s/he's okay.
https://twitter.com/saku39tan/status/1096993126089076736

📷: woaaahh! unnie
OP: i missed you so i came (in japanese)
📷: ah! oh~~ you did great^-^
OP: kekeke see you later...
https://twitter.com/hotarugenkidesu/status/1096987491842715649

OP: i come from jeju (in japanese)
CY: Jeju!! Oh..? OP: do you remember? (in japanese)
CY: Yes yes! i remember! (shooting hearts)
OP: nickname bomnyang
CY: bomnyang! (keep on giving hearts)
OP: Chaeyeon-ah, you didn't really think im a japanese right?
CY: (flustered) Oh? un-...nie? korean..?
OP: Chaeyeon-ah, un-...!
CY: Ah! that's right 3x!! (clapping)
OP: i came with my boyfriend during the jeju fansign ㅠㅠ
CY: That's right 2x!!! kekeke
OP also said "Chaeyeon forgets where jeju is for a while"
https://twitter.com/hotarugenkidesu/status/1096985443084562432

Kim Chaewon
K: *humming a song*
“Wendyyyy!”
K: Wendyyy!
“Do you know Wendy?”
K: Hahaha I don’t know Wendy (Korean) “Huh??”
K: *frowns, notices Im not Korean*
https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1096985661108740096

Chaeyeon: I’ll, die, not meeting [OP's name]!!! Mune kyun (heart throbs)!!!
OP: That *laughing*
https://twitter.com/IAmOnlyWhoIAm/status/1096984084188868608

Me: Good morning! (English)
Sakura: Good morning! (English)
Me: This is crazy @[email protected] There's even more people here than Tokyo
Sakura: What, really?!
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1096981880539275264

Op went to high-touch. Op said she is so cute, small, thin
Hii: hallo~ It was just basic greeting but it was different with other peoples'.
Op: wow! cute!
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1096978543966212096

OP: Yuri-ah! long time no see📷
yuri: oh? hello!
OP: you remember me?
yuri: yes! jeju island
OP: that's rightㅠㅠ jeju islandㅠㅠ i'll come again~
yuri: okay📷
https://twitter.com/hotarugenkidesu/status/1096977863541121024

op: place you want to visit the most?
📷: erm.. hawaii.. bali bali!!
https://twitter.com/YeoksiYujin/status/1096977490147307520

Kang-chan “Heyyyy”
K: HAI! *super hard high ten*
“I’m Canadian”
K: Kanada? Kanada!
“....Canada!” K: *points to me*
Kanada Kanada!
https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1096974694849306624

OP: Nako chan I finally meet you~
NK: Thank you~!
OP: I've never been to a HKT handshake so I'm happy to meet Nako! It's because I live in Kanagawa 📷
NK: Because it's in Fukuoka right📷
OP: I'm really happy we could meet today📷
NK: Thank you, let's meet again

OP: Sakuchan!!
SK: Thank you~ It's amazing right! Well because! You can receive signs from everyone right?
OP: Yeah! Isn't it amazing?! I was really shocked
SK: Good for you~📷
OP: Thank you📷
OP: Hey Sakuchan, you don't have any plans to dye your hair red again?
SK: Um!!! That's it!!! RIght!!! I've been saying it a lot right but I can't just change it on a whim 📷but I've always been saying I would~
OP: The Sakuchan from that time was my type and I really liked it so please do it again~
SK: Thank you! I'll keep asking for permission! Please come again!!

OP: Wonyoung!!
WY: Waa! Hi~! Are you hungry?
OP: I'm super hungry~ (lol)
WY: Please eat alot later📷
OP: Thank you! Is there any Japanese dish you like?
WY: Dish I like...? Hmm...📷 Sukiyaki!! I like meat~📷
OP: Ooo! Do you like sushi~?
WY: Sushi? I like sushi~!! It's delicious! (passes the sign)
OP: Please come again~📷Eat alot!!
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1096959550962483200

A VERY DETAILED HITOUCH EVENT
https://twitter.com/umekku190903/status/1096972294457446406

:You're becoming more and more beautiful
Sakura: Not at all!
: I'll always be supporting you
Sakura: Thank you very much!
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1096968517830627328

📷 arigatou gozaimasu! - I'll be back again! (op walked away but nako called them back)
📷 eh? Are you Korean?
- Yeah! I came here from Korea
📷Really? Thank you, lets see each other again!
https://twitter.com/dukh00/status/1096967373259714560

Sakura: you've come again!
: Because I like Sakura I wore pink clothes here this time
Sakura: I'm glad, It suits you, it suits you
: I'm cute
Sakura: please come again
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1096966614308679682

I have a small name tag with me now. So the moment I went forward,
Yuri: 📷 Lauren-chan! Arigato 📷 📷
Me: 📷
suki! 📷
Yuri: Arigato! 📷📷(keeps waving like an angel until im out of view) Precious📷📷
https://twitter.com/ljigzofly22/status/1096966153665110016

Op: Eunbi, i came from Jeju!📷
📷: woah, really?!
Op: Yup! I went to the fansign last time but Eunbi was sick so I didn’t see you. I missed you so muchㅠㅠㅠㅠ
📷: I’m sorryㅠㅠ I’m really touchedㅠㅠ(grabbing her heart gesture..?)
https://twitter.com/121_pd48/status/1096963996551467008

Op: I came from Jeju (jpn)
📷: Jeju!! Oh...?
Op: Do you remember?
📷: Oh Oh! I remember! (jpn) (shooting love bullets)
Op: My nickname is 봄냥! 📷: 봄냥!!! (Kept shooting love bullets)
https://twitter.com/121_pd48/status/1096958493951692800

CY : why did you come now! you are late!!! do you not want to see me?!? if you want to see me you must run!!!!
OP : 📷→📷📷📷
CY : don't overwork yourself!
OP : shut up!!! 📷📷📷
CY : LOL
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1096961548617113600

a fan before op was in wheelchair and yujin, bless her angelic soul, leaned forward to meet the fan's gaze and took her time to talk to them aww babygirl is so precious 📷📷
https://twitter.com/YeoksiYujin/status/1096961437564526592

Op: chaewon~ say my name please (in korean)
Cw: hinachan 📷
Op: waa~ thankyou!
Cute Cw: thankyouuu~
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1096960957312462848

SK : oh you are the last~
OP : yes! i'm the last, thank you for the good work~
SK : thank you for coming again~ how did you draw the illustration?
OP : i draw it at pc! do you know 'surface'? it can be used at pc and tab!
SK : aa~! (i think she knew it?)
OP : i will draw more illustration so please see it! search with your name lol
SK : you use this name (real name) as you twitter too?
OP : a, no.... it's different but i will change it to my real name lol and i will use your tag too!
SK : OK!
OP : by the way, which member do you want as a girlfriend recenlty?
SK : hmmm, chaewon!
OP : yea she is cute.... what's cute about chaewon?
SK : angel (immediate answer) (STAFF : it's time~)
SK : send me the illustration!
OP : e!? where to!?
SK : korea! agency?
OP : e!? (can it get) delivered!? how???
SK : by mail....lol
OP : got it..... i will try my best
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1096957384226856960

OP: Chaeyeon-chan, do you want to go the combini?
CY: Ah! Combini! Let's go! Yeah! (both hands up)
https://twitter.com/MaddieIZONE/status/1096952419429244929

OP: You're really pretty todayㅠㅠ
Nako: Thanks~~
: Since you're pretty stop losing weightㅠㅠ
: I lost 1.3kgs!!!
: ?!?!?!?!
: Bye~~~~
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1096951235456856070

Op: Yuri long time no see!📷
📷; Oh?! Hello!
Op: Do you remember me??
📷: Yes!! Jeju!!
Op: Yes that’s right jejuㅠㅠㅠ (getting pushed out) I’ll be back!!ㅠㅠ 📷
: okay!!📷
https://twitter.com/121_pd48/status/1096950763014815746

꾸: Oh! We meet again!
: Ah! Suki daiyo📷 (I love you)
꾸: (ahaha) https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1097037833783496705

Op: Yujin! I'm on your care now (in korean)
Yj: (ohh) Yes! Looking forward to it~ 📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097037123088134144

Op: I really like yurichan! 📷
Yr: liking me? I really like you too!
Op & yr : bye bye 📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097043753259261959

: I'm from Taiwan (Japanese)
Sakura: xiexie (thank you)
OP got pushed but they took advantage of the moment and did a "give me five" again
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1097042842415902721

“Ahhh Jo Yuri!”
C: Jo Yuriiii!
“Jo Yuriiiii!”
C: ANNIYHA CHOI YENAAA
“Hahaha”https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1097045988324331521

Op: I'm Juri fan (in korean) 📷
📷 : really? 📷
Op: you like it? 📷
📷 : yeah 📷
https://twitter.com/hssept_/status/1097049636890587137

Hw: kahochaa~an~
Op: kangchan ate takoyaki??
Hw: yes! I ate it📷
Op: is it delicious??
Hw: delicious~📷📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097052706676436992

Op: Waa~ eunbi~! 📷📷
Eb: waa~! 📷📷
Op: orenji orenji
Eb: (in the middle of it eunbi did orenji with her hand, and both of them did orenji together)
Op & Eb: 📷📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097050160603979777

Wy: (rubbing her eyes)
Op: (sleepy?)
Op: wonyoung~, please wink~
Wy: okay📷
Op: waa~ 📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097054600597712897

Me: Chaeyeon got jealous 📷
Sakura: Heh? Why?
Me: You said Minju was the cutest
Sakura: Oh. Whoops. My bad *giggles*
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097054489909944321

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2019.02.17 09:31 sakunako [MEGATHREAD] IZ*ONE HITOUCH FAN ACCOUNT AT OSAKA DAY 2

hyewon: i like space mountain too
op: i see, yena said she like it too
yena: yay~
op: what did you eat there?
hw: churros!
op: do you talk to minami lately?
hw: i do. i talked with her today op: today too? do you guys talk everyday?
hw: not everyday but we talk quite often
op: what kind of convo do you do with her?
hw: "i have hs event today. I'll work hard~"
minami: "good luck~" like that
op: whom are you close with lately
hw: yujin and... yena~
op to yena: you guys are close?
yn: we are~
https://twitter.com/sunshineyena/status/1097035303410225152

Op: (So cute, i fallin for it)
Yn: Good morning!
Op: (surprised of yena cute voice) cute~TT
Yn: thankyouuu! (bright smile)
Op&yn: bye bye!

Saku : yahoo (hallo) 📷📷
Op : today's hairstyle is good (low ponytail, cute) 📷📷📷
Saku : is it? 📷

Op: chaewon~ say my name please (in korean)
Cw: hinachan 📷
Op: waa~ thankyou! Cute
Cw: thankyouuu~

Op: please remember me lol
Mj: miochan!
Mj: miochan! Am i right?
Op: yes yes 📷📷
Mj: thankyou~ 📷📷

Op went to high-touch. Op said she is so cute, small, thin
Hii: hallo~ It was just basic greeting but it was different with other peoples'.
Op: wow! cute!

Haaa-- she is so cute, her hand is warm
Op: chaeyeonn!!
Cy: mayachaan!!
Op: you are my 1pick since PD48
Cy: (surprise face) thankyou~!
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1096955630185701376

Me: Yujin kakkoi! 📷
Yujin: Arigatou 📷
https://twitter.com/ljigzofly22/status/1097034639217090560

yena: good evening 📷📷📷
op: good evening. did anything fun happen lately?
yn: fun things?
yuri (looking at yena from the side and pointing herself): yuri! yuri!
yn: no~ no~
op to yr: did you two do something lately
yr: *laughs
yn: i went to disneyland! it was fun!
op: ah! i saw your pic with Donald!
yn: it's my dream to go to disneyland. now that I've gone there, i dont have a dream anymore op: you don't have a dream anymore? lol. what did you ride?
yn: mountain space?
op: space mountain!op: did you ride the one that falls from high place
yn: i did!
op: that's tower of terror!
hyewon from the side: i ride that too
https://twitter.com/sunshineyena/status/1097030827437744128

OP: Please call out my name! 📷
: [OP's name]!
OP: Thank you! 📷 📷
: A student?
OP: Yes!
📷: Please do your best!
OP: Please call out my name!
Nako: [OP's name]!
OP: Thank you! Please do your best!
Nako: I will! Ah! (Nako noticed OP forgot to hi-touch with her)
2nd part (Sakura) 📷: [OP's name]! Your second time (coming)??
OP: Yes! 📷: I remember you!
OP: Thank you so much! 📷📷
https://twitter.com/IAmOnlyWhoIAm/status/1097033844811649024

op: im back~
chaewon: you're back~
op: whom are you close with lately?
cw: I'm close with everyone in izone~
op: the one that you're especially close?
cw: minju!
op: minju said the same thing!
cw: well we're roommate.. wait seriously?!
op: yes!
cw: im flustered
op: then, who is the member you want as your gf?
cw: *confused
hitomi: *helping from the side
cw: hiichan...
ht: why? why?
op: are you being honest?
cw: i lied! (small voice)
op: she lied!
ht: huhh (hit cw)
https://twitter.com/sunshineyena/status/1097032891094061057

Me: (Slightly tongue-tied) You shine on stage! Love you 📷
Hii: Thank you! 📷📷
Me: (As I was walking away) Come to Indonesia sometime!
Hii: *nods while smiling*
https://twitter.com/endrizka_status/1097030919792123905

YJ: Now.. what should I call you? (📷)
OP: (📷)** Unnie..
YJ: ** unnie~
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097030447802904576

HW: Hello~
OP: I came from Korea!
HW: (Eyes widen) Really?
OP: We're the same age!
HW: Friends! Friends! (clasped fingers and shook them)
*OP High-fived hii and was pushed
YR: Hello~
OP: I came to see Yuri TT
YR: (Sad) Oh! TT
WY: Hello.. oh! It's been a while!
OP: Heol you remember me?
WY: Of course!
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097029936018219013

OP: Hyewon-ah recommend me dinner!
HW: Hmm?
OP: Dinner recommendation!
HW: Uh.. ribs

OP: Hii-chan are you not tired? TT
Hii: Yes! 📷
YR: Hello!
OP: Yuri-ya your legs hurt right TT
YR: No I'm fine 📷
WY: (Heard OP's convo with Yuri) Are you Korean?
OP: Mmm keke I came from Jeju-do
WY: Oh!
OP: Wonyoung-ah ... (pushed)
WY: Yes!
"Wonyoung-ah unnie didn't even say anything"
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097028774225276929

YR: Unnie~ you came
OP: Mm
CY: Osaka too!? Hello~
OP: Mm
YN: I knew unnie would come~
OP: Keke
Hii: Oh unnie hello~
OP: Mm
OP: I'm really tired Yuri-ya TT
YR: What to do unnie
CY: Wow you came again unnie
OP: Jjaeyon I really wanted to see you
OP: Yena-ya I really do live in Japan
YN: Really? 📷
OP: No 📷
YN: Ah unnie ! (knitted her eyebrows and pouted)
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097027154339016704

Minju: Thanks for telling me all about what Sakura said!
Me: She said you were the cutest out of all the members!
Chaeyeon (standing next to Minju): I don't want to hear that!
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097027144872427520

“Ah!! Rebecca!”
W: Rebecca??
“Rebecca!!”
W: Rebecca
https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1097026458487148545

Me: Who's your favorite member in IZ*ONE?
Sakura: Minju! Her face is cute!
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097025631726952448

op: good afternoon
yuri: it should be good evening~
op: ah, good evening
op: who's the member that makes you feel calm when you're with her?
yr: (don't understand)
op: then, members that are fun to be with?
yr: yena-unnie and... chaewon-unnie!
op: because chaewon is mischievous?
yr: no, because she's cute
op: i forgot what i wanted to say
yr: are you okay?
yr: isn't this ribbon cute? i like red
op: i like red too!
https://twitter.com/sunshineyena/status/1097024304229707776

OP : Is there someone you close to recently?
MJ : hmm... IZ*ONE is close with each other~
OP : ok ok, then how about someone you feel close to particularly~
MJ : now? now~ recently~ hmm i think it's hiichan (hug hiichan who is beside her)
OP : hm~ then who would you want to date?
MJ : hm~ now... i think it's chaewon!
OP : oo! why?
MJ : because she is my roommate... it's fun
OP : i see~
MJ : OO (she read my name tag)
OP : yes! i like you~
MJ : thank you~ bye bye~
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1097021716444803073

Me: Are you not allowed to stream on YouTube now? *Sakura tried to answer, but the staff already pushed me out* Me: Huh? 📷
Sakura: *makes a motion with her hand like she's writing down something*
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097010858754899973

OP: Chaeyeon~📷
CY: Waah~Thank you very much~
CY: Look at this, I'm weird. My shoulders became weird. Look! I don't really like this picture~
OP: *laughs* CY: it's a secret~?? (lol) Thank you for coming~!! *next to her, nako was laughing

OP: Eunbi unnie~📷
EB: Yuika~!!
OP: ahhhh thank you very much📷📷
EB: 📷📷📷📷📷
OP: I'll come again on the 23rd
EB: Ooo! I'll be wating! Let's meet again

OP: Hyewon chan looks like a doll...
HW: Thank you very much
OP: Kang chan, did you meet with
Minami? HW: I want to meet her~
OP: Kang chan and Minami are cute, I like you both! It'll be good if you could meet
HW: I want to meet her~thank you very much

OP: Yujin~!!
YJ: Waa! Thank you very much!
OP: Yujin~?
YJ: ??
OP: Could you do the rap part for nomu nomu, even if it's just a little~??
YJ: (doing it while looking like she can't be helped)
*Yujin bursts into laughter while hitting Yuri's shoulders
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1096946929173516288

OP: Cute...
CW: ? thank you very much~! (she probably didn't hear)
OP: You're really cute like a doll📷📷
CW: 📷📷📷thank you very much~
OP: Will you come again?
CW: I will come again I will come again (panics)

Yenyul
OP regretted not being able to ask them what parts about each other they liked as OP blanked out in front of them📷 Yena
OP: Yena~📷
YN: Waaa~Thank you very much~
OP: (cute...)
YN: Please come again~! I'll be waiting~!
OP: Thank you! I'll come again YN: 📷

OP: Yuri~📷
YR: Thank you very much!
OP: I really like Yuri's singing voice!
YR: I'm happy~Thank you very much~📷📷

MJ: Waaaa!! Thank you!! Yuika!
OP: Thank you~!! Minju please wear a ponytail~!!
MJ: Ok~
OP: Minju wearing a ribbon in Oh!my is super cute!!
MJ: Ahhh that's why! (lol) I'll ask them~
OP: I'll look forward to it~📷📷
MJ: Thank you come again

OP: The dance royal you did with Nakano Ikumi chan
HT: Ahh the one we did as a 3 with Yokoyama?
OP: Yeah! Hiichan's backflip then was cool
HT: Ehh thank you!
OP: I watched it on repeat many times (lol) Went back many times
HT: I'm happy, thank you📷
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1096951118222057472

OP: Nako chan I finally meet you~
NK: Thank you~!
OP: I've never been to a HKT handshake so I'm happy to meet Nako! It's because I live in Kanagawa 📷

NK: Because it's in Fukuoka right📷
OP: I'm really happy we could meet today📷
NK: Thank you, let's meet again
OP was going to ask Nako to wink for 3 times like when she was first HKT's centre, but OP blanked in front of Nako

OP: Sakuchan!!
SK: Thank you~ It's amazing right! Well because! You can receive signs from everyone right?
OP: Yeah! Isn't it amazing?! I was really shocked
SK: Good for you~📷
OP: Thank you📷

OP: Hey Sakuchan, you don't have any plans to dye your hair red again?
SK: Um!!! That's it!!! RIght!!! I've been saying it a lot right but I can't just change it on a whim 📷but I've always been saying I would~
OP: The Sakuchan from that time was my type and I really liked it so please do it again~
SK: Thank you! I'll keep asking for permission! Please come again!!

OP: Wonyoung!!
WY: Waa! Hi~! Are you hungry?
OP: I'm super hungry~ (lol)
WY: Please eat alot later📷
OP: Thank you! Is there any Japanese dish you like?
WY: Dish I like...? Hmm...📷 Sukiyaki!! I like meat~📷OP: Ooo! Do you like sushi~?
WY: Sushi? I like sushi~!! It's delicious! (passes the sign)
OP: Please come again~📷Eat alot!!
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1096959550962483200

OP: Sakura you're good at Japanese
Sakura: Noo
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097004572122304512

"Other members just touch gently but Kangchan claps loudly I was standing in Nako's line and I can hear all her clapping sounds" "I was hi-touching with both hands and I thought Kwangbae was doing some ceremony keke I could feel my body recoiling back"
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097003350963277824

📷 souchan~
📷 wonyoung is my two pick! 📷
📷your two pick? who’s your one pick?
📷 who do you think it is?
📷 sakura chan?
📷yujin.. 📷 yujin? yabai ne~
https://twitter.com/dksdbwl_/status/1097001762735587334

Yena: Keke unnie came too?
OP: Mm I live in Japan ~
: Oh! Really? You live in Japan? Oh!?
: It's a lie ~ hehe
: Ah~ really kekekehttps://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1097001345943429121

wonyoung : fan service is too good, cute
sakura : as expected from top idol
yuri : really cute
yena : cute
yujin : cute kid
nako : real idol
kangchan : cute
eunbi-sis : really beautiful
hii : small and cute
chaewon : cute finger heart
minjoo : god
chaeyeon : really high spirits
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1096975145829199872

1 Yuri:Oh!? Unnie hello!?
OP:Yuri-ya unnie came again!!
:Unnie thank youㅜㅜ
:Ey ~hehe

2 OP:Yuri-ya but you're really pretty today!!
Yuri:Really?>_<
:But why is it so short today compared to yesterday!!!
:Right really
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1096999681547096064

2nd time
📷: U came again?
: I'll come again about 10x 📷
: That's too much!
3rd time 📷: u really come back much~ 📷
:Now i remember u!
4th time
📷:Mikuchan!
:I'll come again 2x!
📷:eung! I'll wait
https://twitter.com/saku39tan/status/1096999075608547329

OP: Eunbi-ya unnie came from Jeju-do!
Eunbi: Heol really?!!
: Mm I went to the fansign last time but you were sick so I couldn't meet you, I really wanted to see you TT
: He-eong I'm sorry TT I'm really touched
OP: Eunbi-ya this is the last TT
Eunbi: Nooooo unnie don't go TT
: I'll see you in Korea TT
: Noo (suddenly clasps fingers and pulls closer)
: Eok... (Eunbi pulls closer but the staff pushes away)
Eunbi I'll keep supporting you!
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1096998026143518721

Me: Can you play games in Korea?
Sakura: No, I can't! 📷 ...Oh, wait, no, if it's the Switch, I can! *makes gaming motion*
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1096996451270311936

OP : Yuri-ya it's been a long time!📷
Yuri : Oh?! Hello!
: Do you remember unnie (me)??
: Yes! Jeju-do!!
: That's right Jeju-do ㅠㅠㅠㅠ I'll come again! ㅠㅠ
: Yes!
📷OP: Yuri-ya I really really missed yoh ㅠㅠ
Yuri: Me too~! ㅠㅠ : It's really hard being a fan living in Jeju kekeke...
: Kekeke
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1096996506609958913

First time : 我爱你~ (iloveyou)
Sakura: *clasps both her hands, op softly reciprocates*
: *makes a heart over her head*
Second : My name is bobo
Sakura: bobo (said very gently)
: I like you most!
Sakura: thank you~
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1096993224990715904

<< A fan told Sakura that s/he's taking a late night bus. And 📷's worried and asked "Are u okay? Aren't u feeling sleepy?". The fan said that the ride took 10 hours & also said s/he's okay.
https://twitter.com/saku39tan/status/1096993126089076736

📷: woaaahh! unnie
OP: i missed you so i came (in japanese)
📷: ah! oh~~ you did great^-^
OP: kekeke see you later...
https://twitter.com/hotarugenkidesu/status/1096987491842715649

OP: i come from jeju (in japanese)
CY: Jeju!! Oh..? OP: do you remember? (in japanese)
CY: Yes yes! i remember! (shooting hearts)
OP: nickname bomnyang
CY: bomnyang! (keep on giving hearts)
OP: Chaeyeon-ah, you didn't really think im a japanese right?
CY: (flustered) Oh? un-...nie? korean..?
OP: Chaeyeon-ah, un-...!
CY: Ah! that's right 3x!! (clapping)
OP: i came with my boyfriend during the jeju fansign ㅠㅠ
CY: That's right 2x!!! kekeke
OP also said "Chaeyeon forgets where jeju is for a while"
https://twitter.com/hotarugenkidesu/status/1096985443084562432

Kim Chaewon
K: *humming a song*
“Wendyyyy!”
K: Wendyyy!
“Do you know Wendy?”
K: Hahaha I don’t know Wendy (Korean) “Huh??”
K: *frowns, notices Im not Korean*
https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1096985661108740096

Chaeyeon: I’ll, die, not meeting [OP's name]!!! Mune kyun (heart throbs)!!!
OP: That *laughing*
https://twitter.com/IAmOnlyWhoIAm/status/1096984084188868608

Me: Good morning! (English)
Sakura: Good morning! (English)
Me: This is crazy @[email protected] There's even more people here than Tokyo
Sakura: What, really?!
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1096981880539275264

Op went to high-touch. Op said she is so cute, small, thin
Hii: hallo~ It was just basic greeting but it was different with other peoples'.
Op: wow! cute!
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1096978543966212096

OP: Yuri-ah! long time no see📷
yuri: oh? hello!
OP: you remember me?
yuri: yes! jeju island
OP: that's rightㅠㅠ jeju islandㅠㅠ i'll come again~
yuri: okay📷
https://twitter.com/hotarugenkidesu/status/1096977863541121024

op: place you want to visit the most?
📷: erm.. hawaii.. bali bali!!
https://twitter.com/YeoksiYujin/status/1096977490147307520

Kang-chan “Heyyyy”
K: HAI! *super hard high ten*
“I’m Canadian”
K: Kanada? Kanada!
“....Canada!” K: *points to me*
Kanada Kanada!
https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1096974694849306624

OP: Nako chan I finally meet you~
NK: Thank you~!
OP: I've never been to a HKT handshake so I'm happy to meet Nako! It's because I live in Kanagawa 📷
NK: Because it's in Fukuoka right📷
OP: I'm really happy we could meet today📷
NK: Thank you, let's meet again

OP: Sakuchan!!
SK: Thank you~ It's amazing right! Well because! You can receive signs from everyone right?
OP: Yeah! Isn't it amazing?! I was really shocked
SK: Good for you~📷
OP: Thank you📷
OP: Hey Sakuchan, you don't have any plans to dye your hair red again?
SK: Um!!! That's it!!! RIght!!! I've been saying it a lot right but I can't just change it on a whim 📷but I've always been saying I would~
OP: The Sakuchan from that time was my type and I really liked it so please do it again~
SK: Thank you! I'll keep asking for permission! Please come again!!

OP: Wonyoung!!
WY: Waa! Hi~! Are you hungry?
OP: I'm super hungry~ (lol)
WY: Please eat alot later📷
OP: Thank you! Is there any Japanese dish you like?
WY: Dish I like...? Hmm...📷 Sukiyaki!! I like meat~📷
OP: Ooo! Do you like sushi~?
WY: Sushi? I like sushi~!! It's delicious! (passes the sign)
OP: Please come again~📷Eat alot!!
https://twitter.com/jjoyuriz/status/1096959550962483200

A VERY DETAILED HITOUCH EVENT
https://twitter.com/umekku190903/status/1096972294457446406

:You're becoming more and more beautiful
Sakura: Not at all!
: I'll always be supporting you
Sakura: Thank you very much!
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1096968517830627328

📷 arigatou gozaimasu! - I'll be back again! (op walked away but nako called them back)
📷 eh? Are you Korean?
- Yeah! I came here from Korea
📷Really? Thank you, lets see each other again!
https://twitter.com/dukh00/status/1096967373259714560

Sakura: you've come again!
: Because I like Sakura I wore pink clothes here this time
Sakura: I'm glad, It suits you, it suits you
: I'm cute
Sakura: please come again
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1096966614308679682

I have a small name tag with me now. So the moment I went forward,
Yuri: 📷 Lauren-chan! Arigato 📷 📷
Me: 📷
suki! 📷
Yuri: Arigato! 📷📷(keeps waving like an angel until im out of view) Precious📷📷
https://twitter.com/ljigzofly22/status/1096966153665110016

Op: Eunbi, i came from Jeju!📷
📷: woah, really?!
Op: Yup! I went to the fansign last time but Eunbi was sick so I didn’t see you. I missed you so muchㅠㅠㅠㅠ
📷: I’m sorryㅠㅠ I’m really touchedㅠㅠ(grabbing her heart gesture..?)
https://twitter.com/121_pd48/status/1096963996551467008

Op: I came from Jeju (jpn)
📷: Jeju!! Oh...?
Op: Do you remember?
📷: Oh Oh! I remember! (jpn) (shooting love bullets)
Op: My nickname is 봄냥! 📷: 봄냥!!! (Kept shooting love bullets)
https://twitter.com/121_pd48/status/1096958493951692800

CY : why did you come now! you are late!!! do you not want to see me?!? if you want to see me you must run!!!!
OP : 📷→📷📷📷
CY : don't overwork yourself!
OP : shut up!!! 📷📷📷
CY : LOL
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1096961548617113600

a fan before op was in wheelchair and yujin, bless her angelic soul, leaned forward to meet the fan's gaze and took her time to talk to them aww babygirl is so precious 📷📷
https://twitter.com/YeoksiYujin/status/1096961437564526592

Op: chaewon~ say my name please (in korean)
Cw: hinachan 📷
Op: waa~ thankyou!
Cute Cw: thankyouuu~
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1096960957312462848

SK : oh you are the last~
OP : yes! i'm the last, thank you for the good work~
SK : thank you for coming again~ how did you draw the illustration?
OP : i draw it at pc! do you know 'surface'? it can be used at pc and tab!
SK : aa~! (i think she knew it?)
OP : i will draw more illustration so please see it! search with your name lol
SK : you use this name (real name) as you twitter too?
OP : a, no.... it's different but i will change it to my real name lol and i will use your tag too!
SK : OK!
OP : by the way, which member do you want as a girlfriend recenlty?
SK : hmmm, chaewon!
OP : yea she is cute.... what's cute about chaewon?
SK : angel (immediate answer) (STAFF : it's time~)
SK : send me the illustration!
OP : e!? where to!?
SK : korea! agency?
OP : e!? (can it get) delivered!? how???
SK : by mail....lol
OP : got it..... i will try my best
https://twitter.com/uma_kkuchaen/status/1096957384226856960

OP: Chaeyeon-chan, do you want to go the combini?
CY: Ah! Combini! Let's go! Yeah! (both hands up)
https://twitter.com/MaddieIZONE/status/1096952419429244929

OP: You're really pretty todayㅠㅠ
Nako: Thanks~~
: Since you're pretty stop losing weightㅠㅠ
: I lost 1.3kgs!!!
: ?!?!?!?!
: Bye~~~~
https://twitter.com/vocalistbyul/status/1096951235456856070

Op: Yuri long time no see!📷
📷; Oh?! Hello!
Op: Do you remember me??
📷: Yes!! Jeju!!
Op: Yes that’s right jejuㅠㅠㅠ (getting pushed out) I’ll be back!!ㅠㅠ 📷
: okay!!📷
https://twitter.com/121_pd48/status/1096950763014815746

꾸: Oh! We meet again!
: Ah! Suki daiyo📷 (I love you)
꾸: (ahaha) https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1097037833783496705

Op: Yujin! I'm on your care now (in korean)
Yj: (ohh) Yes! Looking forward to it~ 📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097037123088134144

Op: I really like yurichan! 📷
Yr: liking me? I really like you too!
Op & yr : bye bye 📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097043753259261959

: I'm from Taiwan (Japanese)
Sakura: xiexie (thank you)
OP got pushed but they took advantage of the moment and did a "give me five" again
https://twitter.com/SakuOnFire/status/1097042842415902721

“Ahhh Jo Yuri!”
C: Jo Yuriiii!
“Jo Yuriiiii!”
C: ANNIYHA CHOI YENAAA
“Hahaha”https://twitter.com/andilee1989/status/1097045988324331521

Op: I'm Juri fan (in korean) 📷
📷 : really? 📷
Op: you like it? 📷
📷 : yeah 📷
https://twitter.com/hssept_/status/1097049636890587137

Hw: kahochaa~an~
Op: kangchan ate takoyaki??
Hw: yes! I ate it📷
Op: is it delicious??
Hw: delicious~📷📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097052706676436992

Op: Waa~ eunbi~! 📷📷
Eb: waa~! 📷📷
Op: orenji orenji
Eb: (in the middle of it eunbi did orenji with her hand, and both of them did orenji together)
Op & Eb: 📷📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097050160603979777

Wy: (rubbing her eyes)
Op: (sleepy?)
Op: wonyoung~, please wink~
Wy: okay📷
Op: waa~ 📷
https://twitter.com/yenakerbell/status/1097054600597712897

Me: Chaeyeon got jealous 📷
Sakura: Heh? Why?
Me: You said Minju was the cutest
Sakura: Oh. Whoops. My bad *giggles*
https://twitter.com/ithebigc/status/1097054489909944321


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2019.01.07 22:34 rccrisp The Canadian Indie Rock Canon #20: Godspeed You Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

The Canadian Indie Rock Canon #20: Godspeed You Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
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As the numbers of my age inch closer to forty and further from twenty I’ve come to the realization and acceptance that I am not the same kind of music fan I use to be. At best music today is distraction, it’s entertainment, the window dressing and soundtrack to my otherwise fairly standard and normal suburban family life. And while it feels like it wouldn’t take much to change this (listen to more music! Get involved in more discussions!) a large chunk of my brain is more than content to just put Marquee Moon on while I’m cooking dinner while I poorly sing to those songs. I bring this up because for the last few weeks how I look at myself and how I consume music changed for a moment. In preparation for writing this entry I dove back into an album that I probably haven’t listened to front and back since the mid aughts and even then it’d be rare for me to sit through the whole thing. And yet as “Storm” started up, beginning as barely a whisper of guitar soon accompanied by horns, trickling into my ears with all the hope and optimism of when I was in my early twenties I changed. It was like stepping back into a different time but not in the literal sense, it was as if my mind and soul remembered my old beliefs, all cynicism washed away swept up in instrumental soundscapes.
The term “post-rock” as genre indicator is in and of itself the sort of thing that causes most people to have their eyes roll so hard they just might burn out of their sockets. It seems odd that rock, what was in its inception the sort of visceral music of youth, the anthem for rebellion, the sort of music from the gut and the groin that defies what was once thought up as the noble pursuit of music. Not everyone can be a world renowned concert pianist but “anyone can become a rock star.” Rock recontexualized in a more “academic” and “cerebral” way seems at odds with the genre itself. And yet some of the greatest albums and some of my own personal favorite albums fall under this umbrella. I bring this up because my own thought process of music and what it is and what it can be has been challenged in the past and listening to Life Your Skinny Fists... as a semi life weary person has begun to challenge them again.
Challenging music and perceptions however is something that GYBE has been doing their entire careers. The group formed in the early 90’s originally consisting of Efrium Menuck, Mike Moya and Mauro Pezzente was born from the anarchist punk scene of Montreal. The three began to perform live together during this time even releasing a now legendary lost cassette of their very first work. However the band began to change course as they became less a band and more a collective of local musicians in Montreal. Their live shows would consists of whoever was available, a revolving door of artists, while the visual side of the project began to take shape with film projections being played while the band played live. It was at this time that the band started to put work into their debut F♯ A♯ ∞ and signed, self-recorded and released by Montreal based Constellation Records which couldn’t be a better match for the group. Even to this day Constellation Records remains fiercely independent (they’re one of the few Independent labels without a Major label affiliate) and with its own roster of bands who defy the conventions of music. After the release of their debut F♯ A♯ ∞ GYBE began to stream line their lineup which had ballooned up to sixteen members at their largest to just nine member by the time they began work on Lift Your Skinny Fists… . They setup Hotel2Tango, a sort of all-purpose studio, art studio and dwelling which also hosted impromptu live shows and became of hub of DIY activity in Montreal.
It’d be wrong to say that Lift Your Skinny Fists is an accessible records. For god’s sake it’s almost an hour and a half of pure noise that jumps from sounds, techniques, influences and themes at the drop of a hat and even comes with a freaking map to keep track of it all. But what differs this album from a lot of the other bands we place in the post rock container of is that it ground itself in familiarity and most notably the familiarity of rock and punk music. While the album is dense in content and heavy in themes it always has touchstones, things we know, that help us get out heads back above water. On opening track “Storm” alone we go through so many movements in its sprawling twenty two minute run time, with a near euphoric aforementioned introduction in first movement “Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas to Heaven” that is a swell of horns and strings and guitar. It’s the veritable calm before it all comes crashing down, distortion slow punches through the beginning half of “Gathering Storm/Il Pleut à Mourir [+Clatters Like Worry,” familiar but slowly breaking down till it becomes nothing more than repeated screeching guitar and foot stomp drums. Second track “Static” is an urgent series of movements, heavy in ambient noises and drone influences that take on an almost space like texture. And yet throughout all this instrumentation GYBE finds the moments that allows us to connect to the noise, like the found sound moments in “Welcome to Arco AM/PM...' [ L.A.X.; 5/14/00]”, the spoken word preaching “Chart #3” or the punk rock break downs on “World Police and Friendly Fire.”
Divided into four tracks over two CDs Lift Your Skinny Fists… often feels like two halves of different ideas musically. “Storm” and “Static” hew much closer to GYBE’s debut and follow-up EP Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada while the second half feels closer to what would be the future of the band. The second half begins with an old man talking about the hay days of Coney Island on “Sleep.” “Sleep” is dominated by its second movement “Monheim,” a needed respite from the heavy instrumentation of the first half it has a cinematic quality as a haunting wail permeates throughout it while lush strings and anthemic guitar and drums bring catharsis to the anger and chaos of “Static.” Afterwards “Broken Windows, Lock of Love Pt III” follows it with some of the most straight forward rock guitar work on the album but accents it with an uplifting horn and dream like production that continues the almost religious like experience the album is.
On final track “Like Antennas to Heaven” the use of something traditional and familiar pops up again, as a traditional folk tune is quickly eaten up by machine distortion, the sound of it fading away making it sound menacing as the folk singer utters the words “stick your finger in the baby’s eye.” On this track ideas are shifted, the movements are short, noise gives way to twinkling bells before again switching to French girls singing in a whispered hush over drone and organs. By the time we get to “She Dreamt She Was a Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone in an Empty Field” all the fluster seems to give way to acceptance. The moment of peace after all the frustration that would soon go away and the quiet before the finality represented in “Deathkamp Drone” and “Antennas to Heaven” with their alien soundscapes.
Is music entertainment? Of course it is. However albums like Lift Your Skinny Fists… help remind us that it can be so much more. I think it’s far too easy to dismiss things are pretentious or indulgent and I know that an instrumental double album may not be for everybody but at the same time it is for SOMEBODY. With barely a word uttered I felt those feelings, of loss, of mourning, of anger and frustration at the world. Listening to Lift Your Skinny Fists… helped remind me why I even began to think of music with a critical eye beyond “yeah I like it” in the first place. And I probably won’t go back to consuming albums like I did in the past but it helped me remember why I decided to dig deeper into music in the first place.
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January 14: Malajube - Trompe-l'oeil
January 21: Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
January 28: Spooky Rubens - Modes of Transportation Vol. 1
February 4: Alexisonfire - Alexisonfire
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2018.10.29 00:51 Lupusgirl64 I made some OCs named after my favorite Band (WIP)

Recently, I've been obsessed with the Canadian Post-Rock band Godspeed You Black Emperor and decided to make some JoJo OCs around them. I have 3 of the Stands finished and 4 others are WIP (I want 7 altoghether, one for each of their albums/EPs), some rough character bios for some of the users and the setting. I also apologize for possible poor writing in advance, English is not my native language.
Setting: The Black Emperors are a gang of 7 bikers, riding across Europe in search for supplies and team mates. All of them are free-spirited Vagabonds that shun society with the goal to one day create their own state with an army of Stand Users. All of the members got their Stands through the arrow of their leader, Dead Metheny, a former Passione member who deserted the mafia and faked his death in order to find a Stand arrow for himself to create his own gang.
Stands of the members
Slow Riot (named after the EP Slow Riot for New Zerø Kanada)
Stand User: Moya (song on that EP, also the name of one of GYBE's members)
Power: A
Range: D
Speed: B
Durability: B
Precision: A
Development Potential: D
Appearance: Slow Riot is a white and red humanoid Stand with a muscular build and a slightly hunched posture similar to Cream. It wears a Kufiya-like red headscarf as well as a red shroud that covers his mouth. It wears a loincloth similar to Star Platinum’s. Additionally his arm and knee joints are formed like maple leaves (representing the Canadian flag).
Ability:
Reopening of old Injuries
Slow Riot has a straight forward, but very dangerous ability. Its first ability allows Moya to see all the spots where a person has suffered injuries in the past. If Slow Riot touches these spots it will recreate that injury no matter when it was created. This also includes anything from normal scrap wounds, to burns, to wounds created from surgery.
About the Stand User: Nothing yet, lol
Antennas to Heaven (song on Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven)
Stand User: Monheim (movement from the song Sleep)
Power: B
Range: C
Speed: B
Durability: C
Precision: C
Development Potential: A
Appearance: A dark grey and silver humanoid Stand who, similar to Speed King, has long thin arms with robotic joints as well as a large open mouth. It has shoulder pads shaped like radio antennas. There are a wires attached of his knuckles that wrap around his arm and end behind as shoulder. As well as 2 wires starting around his heels wrapping around the legs and ending at the hips.
Ability: Sound Manipulation
Antennas to Heaven is able to create, manipulate and amplify soundwaves in an approximately 100 meter radius. The effects of the sound manipulation are more powerful in close vicinity to the Stand.At about 50-100 Meters away, it can mimic sounds, for example the chirping of birds, car sounds and human voices. Below 50 Meters it can create sounds around 150 db, which are enough to burst ear drums and make people lose their sense of orientation due to the motion receptors in the ear failing. In immediate range, the Stand can through touching cause heavy burns of the skin and tissue by using ultrasonic waves.
About the Stand User: He is blind and uses his stand to amplify the soundwaves around him in order to "see"
Lambs’ Breath (Song from Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress)
Stand User: Désunir Sucré (French for Asunder Sweet, I chose French because the band is from Quebec)
Power: C
Range: C
Speed: C
Durability: A
Precision: C
Development Potential: C
Appearance: Lambs’ Breath’s appearance is similar to that of a crying Lamb with stereotypical stand eyes. However instead of normal legs it has mechanical, insect-like looking appendages as well as a mosquito’s proboscis for a tongue.
Ability: Super Gout
Upon entering Lambs Breath’s range of approximately 30 meters it will automatically manifest itself behind its victim and attempt to sting them with its proboscis. If the attack was successful the Uric acid concentration in the victim’s body will rapidly increase causing a severe gout attack. After approximately 30 seconds the joints in the hands and feet of the victim’s body will swell and become hard to bend and extremely painful, due to the uric acid crystalizing. From there the effect starts to spread to the other parts of the body. After about 5 minutes the effect will be so severe that the crystals start piercing the outer layers of the skin and grow outside of the body. Désunir can apply and control the stands effects on herself which allows her to seal wounds with the crystals or use them as a protective shield similar to Green Day or Metallica.
About the Stand User: A former nurse in a catholic hospital, excommunicated after accusing the head doctor of the hospital of various crimes such as forcefully sedating woman to rape them.
Other stuff that's WIP
Dead Metheny's Stand: Dead Flag Blues. His stand will definetly be an automatic long-range stand shaped like a flag. Had something in mind with removing all the bacteria in your body, but I kinda want a stronger effect that has something to do with wind currents (like the stands effect depends on the direction the flag waves)
Y.X.O. Yanqui's Stand: Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls
Long range Stand shaped like a box missile launcher (similar to this) that's roughly the size of a human head with bird feet and helicopter blades shaped like feathers for flight. Ability is probably that all matter inside the explosion radius of the missiles evaporates and later precipitates from a cloud created by the explosion, that can be controlled by the user. The consistency of the rain on how much time has passed between the explosion and the precipitation (for example if a Wall gets blown up and 5 minutes pass before the precipitation, it will rain mud, but if 10 minutes pass the rain will consist of solid rock chunks). I still have to work out the details.
Famine's Stand: Luciferian Towers
3 stone pillars that are a portal to some alternate dimension where everything is made of M.C. Escher like impossible shapes, or something like that. Not sure about this one.
Mladic's Stand: Haven't even decided on the name yet. Either Their Helicopter's Sing or Walk like Worried Fire. Mladic will be some ex-military guy though.

That's all I have for now If someone has ideas for improvemts or the WIP stuff I'd love to hear them. I really don't know what else to say.
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2018.10.14 17:07 goxul Pt. Nikhil Banerjee's essay on Ustad Amir Khan.

Music of the Soul by Pt. Nikhil Banerjee
(Abtracted from the souvenir publication of the "music conference to raise funds for a mausoleum on the grave of Amir Khan", Organized by Amir Khan Sangeet Sangstha Rabindra Sadan February 16, 1975, 5 PM).
"The cultural history of our motherland is perhaps the most wonderful story of a long and sublime integration. The civilisation which we call ours had to face the currents issuing from different foreign sources as a sequel to the numberless invasions that had been carried out through the ages. But none of the forces could annihilate the inherent vitality of our culture which assimilated them, enriched its own treasure and enlarged its own dimension. The entire pulse of that life or vitality could be felt in the solid spiritual backbone that was sturdy enough to maintain its entity. Our civilisation is embedded in spiritualism. This tradition derived all its strength and beauty fundamentally from music. literature etc. of its own soil. This to my mind sets the proper perspective against which India's classical music should be studied and practiced. To that extent it has an image of its own. Our music is never a matter of festive gaiety.
This tradition of our music was carried out with all its serenity by the great devotees like Swami Baijunath, Swami Haridas, Swami Tyagraja, Mirabai, Surdas, and others. They accepted music as a medium of self-realisation. As lone wanderers of life, they were absorbed in their sadhana. But things began to change after the Muslim invasion during the 12th century. Musicians came to be admired and given a high place of honour in the court of the nawab-Badshah of the day. Musicians reacted to their circumstances positively. The spiritual goal came to be overlooked and gradually the purpose of entertainment prevailed over it. Here we trace a distinct fail from the standard both in form and content of music. Instead of that sombre contemplation of the divine spirit, the musicians catered to the taste of the court perhaps for the patronage which was offered to them. From then on musicians imbibed the tendency of showmanship mingled with an attraction for pomp and splendour of their association sometimes imperceptibly. All this background is elaborated only to assign to Ustad Amir Khan the correct place that he should be given in the history of our music. In him I found a rebirth of that Saint-Musician who with his philosophy of music was lost through decades.
Perhaps it was in the year 1949 when I attended a conference organised by Raichand Boral primarily as a listener of Pandit Ravi Shankar. As Panditji had finished his recital I was going to leave the auditorium when suddenly came to my ear the raga Abhogi from out of a voice in its 'full throated ease' The magic of the voice did have a hypnotic spell on me and instantly drew me back to my chair. That a kheyal performance could be so enthralling was quite a revelation for me especially considering my state of mind at a younger age. Henceforth I found in me a devotee of the great Ustad. In my later life I came in touch with him through my cousin Srimati Purabi Mukherjee who was under his guidance. In many concerts we took part together (as different items of course) as artistes. He has been a constant inspiration in my musical career. In going to develop my own musical ideas I have very often felt that Khan Saheb has thrown a new light on the concept of music and his demonstration has opened up a new horizon with its immense possibilities.
The first thing which strikes me about Amir Khan's performance is his brilliant exposition of the raga image with a strict adherence to the rasa or the mood that is implied in it. This is generally achieved through the medium of alap followed by dhrupad singers. Instrumental concerts invariably start with the alap and jod before passing on to the main composition viz. gat. Among the present kheyal singers Amir Khan most successfully assimilated this alap-paddhati in his vilambit khayal bistar portion. Quite scrupulously he confines his sthay-khanda in both the saptaks - mandra and madhya. He was very much of an artiste in trying to maintain the predominance of raga-image throughout the performance He was very much of an artiste in trying to maintain the predominance of rage-image throughout the performance. Therefore he did not indulge in juggling and acrobatics of tal and layakari which he believed could easily be achieved at the expense of aesthetics. He was an Ustad and no mistake but his valiant craftsmanship was mellowed by the grace and cadence of his artistry and filtered through the purest channel of his philosophy.
At this point it may be relevant to examine what attitude he maintained towards the choice of lyrics. It has been a general belief that in a kheyal, lyric can get only a secondary importance. But unfortunately many famous musicians and composers had pushed this idea to an extreme with the result that they tried to fit in most irresponsibly a handful of poor lyrics in some of the most serious ragas. Sometimes they are crude and vulgar. Amir Khan condemned and hated such blasphemy. His sthayi compositions speak for themselves and are a pointer to the principle that verse and melody must correspond to each other to reach any significance. His compositions were so inevitable that they cannot be performed satisfactorily in any mode other than his own.
The next technical thing on which Khan Saheb had best of his practice and mastery is known as merukhand or backbone. Up till now very few musicians have realised or emphasised its importance. Amir Khan focused heavily on it. He had successfully practised all the 5,040 patterns that are possible by the combinations of seven notes enabling him to have full control over the rag blooming forth with an inexhaustible variety of vistar and tan.
And last but not least, he gave a new dimension to the tarana style ol singing which was first innovated by Amir Khusrau. Khusrau added many Persian poetry not understandable to many. This gave the people an impression that Tarana is a composition of meaningless words, syllables and bols of the instrument such as odani/tudani/nadirdani/tom, meaning : He knows You know/You are the ultimate wisdom/l am yours/. Amir Khan deciphered the meaning ot these words and proved their appropriateness. He used to add a few lines from Persian poetry while he performed tarana. He read a paper in the conference on the music of East and West held in 1964 at New Delhi. "The poetry is", he writes "always representative of the mystic school of poets. According to the mystic symbolism the beloved is the almighty and the devotee his lover. Thus the poetry of the tarana, while maintaining a romantic flavour is strictly spiritual in substance. Music is representative of the aspiration of the people and the music of the people whose values are spiritual must be used as a means to communicate with the divine spirit and not merely to please the masses. Here is an example of one of his famous compositions in the raga Darbari Kanada:
Yare man bia bia
Dar tam tadim
Tanan tanatadin
Tanan tana dim tom ta na na na
Antara:
Ba balam raseeda jaanum
Tu bia ke zinda maanum Pas azari ki man na
naanum Bacheh kar khahi amud.
which means : 'Oh love, come soon, come at once/ come and enter my body/ For I am yours, come
Antara : My life hangs on my lips/Come thou that I may live again/For if thou shall come when I am no more/ To what avail shall it be".
Another feature of the tarana is the repetition of certain words at a great speed. But Amir Khan did not encourage an exhibition of speed for its own sake. He thought that a person is given to repeat a word again and again in the state of a trance originating either from devotion or pathos or any other heightened emotional state.
Thus Ustad Amir Khan was a great thinker and a composer who was capable of translating his ideas into practice. At every stage of his life he was attempting a bold experiment and striving for perfection. He had a total command over the intrinsic purity of the classical formula of music but that never made him a conservative. He was fully aware of his ulterior purpose and his responsibilities to that extent as an artiste. He had the originality to defy the worn out conventional canons of the kheyal gayaki and to maintain a constructive approach towards the aesthetic beauty of a performance. A few days before he died I met him in a rather homely concert where in course of his demonstration he said to me "Sangit ruh se nikalti aur ruh koi sunati hai" which means : "Music is wrung out of your heart which alone it is given to enchant".
Even to this day I often feel haunted by those words. Music is the spontaneous outflow of the purest feelings of the soul and it must come as "leaves to a tree". Khan Saheb was never mad after public appreciation or recognition. Music with him was a spiritual pursuit - something which by awakening in our mind "the image of beauty and harmony keeps the suggestion of an eternal truth". He sought to concentrate within himself and conceive the raga image as the mother conceives the child and attained the profound meaning of the raga. It is this philosophy of music which places him in the spiritual tradition to which history stands witness."
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2018.08.09 03:54 The_Other_Dragonborn r/gybe survey RESULTS

Was gonna wait longer but responses started slowing down so Ill go now.
Fair warning, some of the open ended questions I have no patience trying to count every answer so Ill leave it up to you guys to look through them if you want.
#ASL
- Most of you are in the age range of 18 - 29 years old (mostly 20 with 19.4%). An overwhelming 94% are male, and 50.7% are from the United States of A.
Some facts:
- 13.5% are 14-17 years old, and 10.5% are over 30 years old. There are 2% female fans and another 2% identify as non-binary.
- Besides America, the next few dominant countries are the UK with 13.4%, 7.5% of you are from the homeland of New Zero Kanada and another 7.5 are from Australia.
#Politics
- Being a very political band, its interesting to see where most of you fall politically. I did not feel like sorting through 67 open ended questions, especially considering I don't know whether some terms would fall more left or right. I will say that it seemed the majority of responses stated you were left leaning of some sort. A few conservative / right leaning answers too which is a bit surprising, and also a few centrists or people who don't know where they would land.
#Music talk
- Most of you played an instrument of some sort, with only 23.9% saying that they don't. Guitar and piano seemed to be the most common.
- Most of you have been listening to the band for at least 2-5 years. Again I wont go into every answer but this seemed the most common. A few have said they've been around for 10-15 years which is pretty impressive.
- Most of you found out about the band through the internet, in some form. Common responses include /mu/, TheNeedleDrop, Spotify, and Youtube.
- 62.7% say that they are one of their favorite bands, and 59.7% think they are the best post rock band.
- Most of you have seen them live at least one time, and 41.8% say they have never seen the band live.
- Some common responses to what people wanted to see with future releases (however unlikely they may be) are: less drone, more experimentation, and BRING BACK FIELD RECORDINGS! Lots of you wanted them to keep doing what they do best too.
- Most of you seemed to be able to name a few band members, with 54 naming Efrim, 44 naming Sophie, and 41 naming Moya. 9% of you didn't know one of their names.
- The majority of the "favorite movement / seciton of a song" question listed Sleep as a favorite, with Murray Ostril and Monheim being named 4 times and Broken Windows 6 times. Mladic and Dead Flag Blues Outro were also some of the more often cited songs.
- I think some people misunderstood the last question, which asks for recomendations for Godspeed fans, but some people seemed to think what to show to someone to get them into Godspeed (idk?). It seems the most common answers are Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind and To Be Kind by far. [Here](https://imgur.com/a/54GVGQ4) is a chart with most of the albums listed plus a few I know of; sorry fellow underground musicians who suggested your own stuff, you weren't listed in topsters so I couldn't add you. But here are the links to what you posted:
[Frank - Frank](https://open.spotify.com/album/4XoZfrL7i05o1oQsdLBHCq?si=TUUvyJxYRb2FWDaPUdVFhg)
[Emptylakes - Always Present, Never Future](https://emptylakes.bandcamp.com/album/always-present-never-future?t=1)
[Geoff Wilt](https://www.dropbox.com/s/2cfkgwfu9kmm5uw/on_voice_10.mp3?dl=0)
[Upper Eighty - Demos 1](https://uppereighty.bandcamp.com/album/demos-1)
- The album ranking is pretty much expected. It goes:
  1. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
  2. f# a# ∞
  3. Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada
  4. Yanqui U.X.O.
  5. Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
  6. Luciferian Towers
  7. Asunder, Sweet, and Other Distress
- In terms of artwork (cover, inserts, etc.), it goes:
  1. f# a# ∞
  2. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
  3. Yanqui U.X.O.
  4. Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada
  5. Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
  6. Asunder, Sweet, and Other Distress
  7. Luciferian Towers
- And our collectively favorite songs:
  1. Sleep
  2. Antennas to Heaven
  3. The Dead Flag Blues
  4. Storm
  5. Moya
  6. Mladic
  7. Static
  8. BBF3
  9. East Hastings
  10. 9-15-00 (full)
  11. motherfucker=redeemer (I)
  12. Providence
  13. motherfucker=redeemer (II)
  14. We Drift Like Worried Fire
  15. Anthem for No State
  16. Piss Crowns are Trebled
  17. rockets fall on Rocket Falls
  18. Bosses Hang
  19. Peasantry! Or, 'Light! Inside of Light!'
  20. Undoing a Luciferian Towers
  21. Their Helicopters' Sing
  22. Asunder, Sweet
  23. Fam/Famine
  24. Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable
  25. Lamb's Breath
- Some notes on this question:
This is the highest Antennas to Heaven (song) has polled.
First time a song from the first 3 albums didn't make the top 10 (its always been Mladic plus the entire first 3 albums)
I do count mf=r II as its own song.
Lamb's Breath retains its spot as the worst song.
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2018.07.17 17:21 FreedomHaul Help finding Amir Khan, Ragas Darbari Kanada and Marwa

Does anyone know where I can find a vinyl rip of Amir Khan singing Ragas Darbari Kanada and Marwa? The recordings are on YouTube, but they aren't ideal quality (YT's compression?). More info on recordings from Wiki:
"Amir Khan, Ragas Marwa and Darbari, Odeon LP (long-playing record), ODEON-MOAE 103, later reissued by HMV as EMI-EALP1253, critically regarded as a benchmark for both Marwa and Darbari."
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2017.11.21 20:10 waffel113 For Your Consideration #131: Current 93 - Black Ships Ate the Sky

Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to this week's For Your Consideration, the weekly series where we discuss albums that aren't on our Essentials chart, and maybe why they should be. This week, fuzzyCracker will be taking on Current 93's neofolk epic Black Ships Ate the Sky.
Artist: Current 93
Album: Black Ships Ate the Sky
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Background by fuzzyCracker
Current 93 are an endlessly fascinating band – formed sometime in the early 1980s by British artist and poet David Tibet – the band’s vocalist, lyricist and only constant member – their first endeavours were long, droning, sickeningly dark industrial pieces, seeming as if they had come from some form of cult. Tibet’s beliefs are hard to pin down exactly; the band’s name comes from a concept in Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, and Tibet has described Current 93 as a ‘hallucinatory patripassianist group’. Often, he has spoken of visions he has received in his dreams that inspire him to make his music. His songwriting has always drawn from religions and mythology of all kinds, along with legends seemingly of his own creation.
Such is the case with 2006’s Black Ships Ate the Sky, an epic set in a world almost unthinkable by the listener. By this point, Tibet had gone from the harsh industrial sound of old into a calmer, folksy, but still nonetheless foreboding genre that had emerged to be known as neofolk. Tibet himself liked to refer to his own permutation as ‘apocalyptic folk’. A great deal of his lyrics deal with the end of the world, and what comes after, and Black Ships is no different.
Tibet is not the sole voice on the album, though – he enlisted the talents of many other musicians to make the album into more of a spectacle. There are familiar names, such as Antony, Shirley Collins, and Soft Cell vocalist Marc Almond, along with lesser known musicians such as Clodagh Simonds and Pantaleimon. From the outside, Current 93 appear to be a rather solitary act, but they have had numerous collaborations with some fairly big names over the years. This album is perhaps their biggest production yet, almost like a musical stage play. Afterwards, C93 would continue to evolve their sound, dabbling in doom metal and avant-garde jazz – and long may Tibet’s strange and wonderful visions continue.
Review by fuzzycracker
Looking over the tracklist, the first thing many will notice is how all the featured artists have been used – they all sing a version of the same song. Indeed, the album opens up with the first of nine versions of “Idumæa”, sung by Marc Almond. The song itself is in fact a Methodist hymn written in 1763 by Charles Wesley; it sombrely describes the fear and uncertainty of death, and a hope for something more to come after we pass. This seems to be one of the central themes of the album Tibet wants to hit on, but on a much grander scale – what will become of the world after it has come to an end?
Tibet’s detailing of apocalypse isn’t particularly easy to grasp. He uses idiosyncratic language and arcane descriptions almost to the point of annoyance – but here, I think, is part of the brilliance of this album’s narrative. It is set in a world that is not our own, a land so barren of life, love, and memory of what once was that to have everything be well understood would be a failing. The moniker of apocalyptic folk is quite literal – though the instrumentation of the album is folksy and, for the most part, rather gentle, the lyrical content is all strange, surrealistic tales and metaphors. The first track after “Idumæa”’s first rendition, “Sunset (The Death of Thumbelina),” for instance, opens with some simple, solemn guitar work and delicate strings in the background, almost seeming a typical slow folk ballad until Tibet’s musings on laughing bluebottles, bubbling egg timers, and disappearing gods brings us into a world we cannot understand.
It is also in this track that we get the first mention of the titular Black Ships. They are mentioned in almost every song on the album, but we never get anywhere close to having a concrete definition of what they are. We can surmise that they were probably the cause for the narrative’s apocalypse, and have probably driven the survivors mad, and that’s about it. We are told that Black Ships are ‘camouflaged as postmen or bureaucrats’, that they are immortal beings, that they are ‘nothing but the transfers of pussies’, but never are we actually told what this all means. Are they transports vessels or living creatures? Are they malevolent or merely an entropic force? Frankly, it doesn’t matter – the Black Ship is entirely unknowable, the realm of madness, and contemplating seems to only drive one to insanity.
This enigmatic world is populated with other recurring characters, strangely named beings such as Breathface, Tongueface, and Bloodface. These characters are interspersed with mentions of the Abrahamic God and ancient Rome, implying this world’s mythology is built upon the ruins of our own. In “Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer)” the titular characters come from the Desert Fathers, Christian ascetics who lived in the deserts of Egypt in monastic communities. The lore of this broken world is confusing and at times seemingly nonsense, but again, I believe this speaks to how hard it actually is to grasp what this strange, desolate world must be like.
“This Autistic Imperium is Nihil Reich” is a microcosm of this nonsense. The title itself seems to make little to no sense, and Tibet’s sneering croon is nigh-uncomfortable to listen to as he murmurs, “I want to have lunch with the umbrella ladies... I want to make love to the umbrella ladies...” There is very little room for sense and morality in this dead, dead world that has been crafted. Even the album’s cover, designed by Tibet, is an amalgam of senseless characters, showing a pained Christ with the crown of thorns, Egyptian gods, and Pazuzu, among others, Koine Greek plastered over the top. It is a muddying of different religions and myths, combined into a senseless and insane story.
Musically, the album contains much of what has become Current 93’s signature sound: haunting, occasionally beautiful guitar and string work – “Bind Your Tortoise Mouth” is one of the most serene guitar pieces I’ve personally ever heard – interspersed with long and dreary drones, and, of course, the manic terror of David Tibet’s voice, which certainly take some getting used to. At his calmest he sounds somewhat meek and almost frightened, delicate, but when he gets excited – and oh, he gets quite excited quite often – his voice can become a screeching, agonized howl. Nowhere is this apparent in almost all of Current 93’s discography as the title track, on which calm guitars and dull drones are abandoned in favour of a booming caterwaul of noise and distortion and hectic, feverish screaming. Tibet roars in primal fear – “Who will deliver me from myself?! Black Ships ate the sky! AND I AM UNBORN!” – before everything goes quiet once more, the last screams unheard and uncared for.
Otherwise, though, most of the album consists of foreboding but pretty acoustic work accompanied by Tibet’s unique and intriguing songwriting. Every now and then we will get a break to enjoy another rendition of “Idumæa”. Everyone brings their own tone to the hymn – Antony’s feels like an earnest, frank reflection on the concept of morality, whereas Pantaleimon’s rendition brings a tranquil and youthful feeling, like a young lady musing on the far-off concept of their death. The Shirley Collins version, notably the album’s closing track, is like a mirror of this. Collins was in her seventies at the time of recording the song, and her age is apparent in her voice. She is not musing upon a far-off prospect but preparing for what must be near. There is no fear in how she sings, though – simply a pondering as to what is to come.
As the album wanes towards its own end, it becomes less about the madness of this apocalyptic world and more about the acceptance of the end of everything. The last track sung by Tibet, “Why Cæsar is Burning Part II”, is a slow, contemplative track about coming to terms with the idea of ending. The madness and mania of the title track is forgotten and meaningless, and everything falls into a calm but uneasy silence. Black Ships, whatever they are, have done their job, and finality has come. No amount of rumination or insanity will do anything to stop it, and so all that can be done is to accept what has come to pass.
By the end, we are left with a narrative-driven album with a story that makes next to no sense. Perhaps that’s a foolish idea, and I do think Tibet’s unique method of storytelling can be very impenetrable at times, but it is simply fun trying to decode all the madness he has created. No-one but Tibet himself will ever quite know what it all means, but with all the mystery and obscurantism that there is something beautiful at the heart of all of it. Through Black Ships, Current 93 evoke feelings of magnificent splendour, and the most horrifying images, intertwined and inseparable from one another.
Favorite Lyrics by fuzzycracker
But you’re not alone in Sanctus sound
As bell shafts spire into liquid dogs
And cats curl and arch into kittens again
But from the corner of my eye
I see Black Ships have killed the sky
  • “Bind Your Tortoise Mouth”
If I have a face, well, I am sick of its skin!
It’s pink like plastic and my smile is unreal
It’s the froth of excuses, and I was dead long ago
And now walking file with my lies
David Michael, Batu Gajah
  • “Black Ships Were Sinking/Idumæa”
I was awake dreaming
Of new dystopias to run to
And hide within
And new faces to wear
And new bodies to inhabit
And new lies to guzzle
And how I loved the moon
And its sheets of seeds
  • “Then Kill Cæsar”
If I was unborn, I would have nothing to be grateful for!
I would have never seen love
I would have never held cats
I would never have buried my friends
And prayed for their souls in reddening churches
  • “Black Ships Ate the Sky”
Talking Points
  • What’s yer favorite song and lyrics from this album?
  • What other interpretations do you have as to the world of this album?
  • Who do you believe the aforementioned characters such as Bloodface are?
  • Do you prefer Current 93’s early industrial efforts or their evolution into neofolk?
Thanks again to fuzzyCracker for the great writeup! Next week, barring a schedule change, _earthrise_ will be closing the book on FYC in 2017 with her take on Godspeed's Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada. If you'd like to write an FYC, send me a PM with the album, artist, and maybe a bit about why you'd like to write about it. Once you do, you'll be added to the schedule, which you can find in the comments below.
Also, I would be remiss to mention that, if you're on the schedule for the AOTY series (starting next Friday!), you need get your writeups finished and turned in ASAP. As of now, we've only gotten five reviews of a scheduled 62 turned in, so please get those ready to go as soon as you can. As always, thanks for reading. We'll see you next week with the final installment of 2017!
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2017.06.30 20:30 channasty [For Sale] Assorted Collection of Rock, Indie, Hardcore, Rap and Jazz (BANE, God Speed You! Black Emperor, Miles Davis, Sigur Ros, Promise Ring, etc)

Selling off my collection in preparation for moving to Japan. Feel free to make me an offer on some things, but most things are lower than median price and all albums are in Very Good, Excellent, or NM condition unless otherwise noted. I can provide pictures if required. I am located in Metro Detroit. Please add $5 to the total for shipping to US (others will need to be calculated on actual cost). I will combine shipping to help you save. Items will ship in flat-rate USPS packaging.
Anything with "(check)" next to it needs to be checked for version/print/color verification.
Hardcore: BANE - Give Blood - 12" Blood Splatter - NM - $100
Champion ‎– Count Our Numbers - 7" - NM - $10
Circle Takes The Square - As The Roots Undo - 12" - NM - $45 (check)
Come Back Kid - Turn It Around NM - 12" Blood Splatter - $65
Daughters - Canada Songs - 12" - $40 (check)
Don Knotts ‎– A Black Day For Mayberry - 7" Gold - $5
Genghis Tron - Cloack of Love - 10" Rainbow Triangle - $55
Kids Like Us ‎– Kids Like Us - 7" Clear - $25
Mental - Get An Oxygen Tank - 7" Purple - $20
Outbreak ‎– Eaten Alive - 7" Clear - $5 (check)
Surf Nazis Must Die - Anti-Everything E.P. - 7" Yellow - $15
Terror - One With The Underdogs - 12" Gold - $40 (check)
With Honor - Heart Means Everything - 12" Clear Red - $25
With Honor - Heart Means Everything - 12" Clear Green - $25
With Honor ‎– With Honor - 7" Gold - $10
Indie/Rock/Post-Rock: American Football - American Football - 12" Green - Excellent Condition - $65
Death From About 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine - $40 (check)
Decibully ‎– Sing Out America! - $10
Explosions In The Sky ‎– Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell The Truth Shall Live Forever - $15
Explosions In The Sky ‎– The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place - $15 (check)
The Get Up Kids - Four Minute Mile - 12" Translucent Green - Excellent Condition - $40
God Speed You! Black Emperor - Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada E.P. - 12" - $20 (check)
God Speed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞ - $20 (check)
God Speed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O. - $20
God Speed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven - $20
Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days - 12" - 15
Iron and Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle - 12" - $15
Iron and Wine - Woman King - 12" - $5
Iron and Wine - In The Reigns - 12" - $15
Karate ‎– In The Fishtank 12 - 12" - $20
Maritime - Glass Floor - 12" - $10
Mogwai ‎– Happy Songs For Happy People - $60
Owen - Owen - $13
Owen - No Good For No One Now - $10
Owen - I Do Perceive - $15
Pedro The Lion - Winners Never Quit - 12" - $10 (check)
Pedro The Lion - Achilles Heel - 12" - $30 (check)
Pedro The Lion - It's Hard to Find a Friend - 12" - $5 (check)
Piebald - Just a Simple Plan - 7" Picture Design - $5
The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good - 12" - Excellent Condition - $40 (check)
The Promise Ring - Wood/Water - 10" 2x LP - $65
The Promise Ring - 30° Everywhere - 12" - $5
The Promise Ring - Very Emergency - 12" - $5
The Promise Ring - Boys + Girls - 7" - $5
The Promise Ring - The Promise Ring - 7" - $10
Sigur Ros - Takk... - 2x LP - NM - $90
The Six Parts Seven - Everywhere And Right Here - 12" Red - $70 (check)
Various Artists - The Association of Utopian Hologram Swallowers - 7" - $5
Rap/Hip-Hop: Dead Prez - Revolutionary But Gangsta - 12" - $20
Jay-Z - The Black Album - 12" - $20
One Be Lo - S.o.n.o.g.r.a.m. - 2x LP - $45
Why? ‎– Mumps, Etc. - 12" - $20
Jazz: John Coltrane - Giant Steps - 12" - Excellent - $50
Miles Davis - E.S.P. - 12" - $20 - Very Good Condition - (slightly jammed corner) (Columbia PC9150)
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2016.05.29 01:28 FierceAlchemist Peter Chung's Thoughts on Japanese Animation

This is a post I made on anime months ago and its got some really great animation info from Peter Chung in it so I thought I should repost it here.
I was reading through some old AniPages posts yesterday and came across some forum posts by Peter Chung (Creator of Aeon Flux) from 2007 that were extremely insightful on the fundamentals of why Japanese animation is different from Western animation. It's a long read, but I think Chung touches on some profound philosophical differences between what Disney's 9 Old Men did versus what Shinya Ohira, Yoshinori Kanada, and the other great Japanese animators do. I hope this post creates some interesting debate on the pros and cons of both kinds of animation and why anime remains unique.
http://www.pelleas.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=238&start=15
"To start with, on the cultural side, the main difference is that Japanese animation comes out of a completely different tradition of representation in art and performance. Western classicism is based on the strict adherence to realism, rendering the artist (and the process) invisible in order to elevate the subject. Classicist painting values the creation of an illusion. A painting should make the viewer forget he is looking at oil on canvas, and reveal its subject as if through a window on reality. Brush strokes must be blended so no trace of the artist's toil is evident. Western theatrical performance is likewise realist, defining a character through individuality, unique traits specific to period and setting. Japanese theatre and art, on the other hand, would fit the definition of "modernist" in Western culture. Asian painting is stylized, impressionistic (and expressionistic), concerned entirley with displaying the brush stroke and the flat, graphic nature of the picture plane. Japanese performance-- kabuki, noh, bunraku-- is similarly stylized, and more focused on capturing a distillation of character than emotional versimilitude.
This approach to representation carries over to animation. We can think of Japanese animation as an extension of Bunraku, using current technology. As in Bunraku, there is no attempt to create a seamless illusion of reality. The figures of the human performers can be seen manipulating the puppets. Likewise, the hand of the animator in Japanese aniimation is not only noticeable, it is often highlighted. (And this site seems curiously dedicated to cataloguing the signs to recognizing such individual animators' handprints.)
One reason why many young artists (including myself at one time) are attracted to Japanese animation and may be inspired to emulate it is that you can see how it is done. You can easily see it is composed of individual drawings, and for that reason, it seems within one's reach. In classical animation (I will call traditional Disney animation "classical" from here on), to allow the viewer to notice he is looking at a drawing is a cardinal sin. In classical animation, even held poses were traced over and over to make them "breathe". These are called "moving holds".
In classical American animation, the animator's hand must not be noticeable. The focus is entirely on the character and in the illusion that it is a living, breathing creature. From a Western animator's perspective, it is NOT praise to say "I noticed how well you animated that scene." That is a statement of failure. It means that the animation drew attention to itself. That is the basic violation of classicist representation in Western art, and of "classical" American animation. John Lasseter puts it clearly when he says he prefers the animation of Frank Thomas to that of Milt Kahl. You can tell a scene animated by Kahl. Thomas's efforts disappear into the performance, like a good actor's. That is THE major difference between Japanese animation theory and Disney."
Onto the technical side of things, here's just the start of a list of the main differences:
  1. Looped as opposed to pre-recorded dialogue. Most casual viewers notice this right away. What's not obvious is how this affects the director's approach to staging dialogue scenes. The American director will focus on the character's performance as he delivers the dialogue, to the exclusion of other factors in a scene, such as environment, lighting, camera angle and movement, and other incidental details. The Japanese director tends to do the opposite. Both tendencies have their good and bad points. The evolution of most current Japanese animated character design derives from the need to cover the imprecision of their lipsync. It has resulted in the tiny mouths and tapered chins of so many "cute" lead characters, since drawing them that way allows animators to use fewer mouth poses and not to animate the jaw during dialogue. Spoken Japanese is made up of fewer phonemes than Western languages, so it also easier to get away with less precise lipsync.
  2. Role of the director. In a lot of well-known cases (Miyazaki, Rin Taro, Kawajiri, Kon, Oshii), the kantoku draws the entire storyboard himself. The director is usually the kantoku, but depending on the individual, he might be a glorified scene checker, in which case, his job is called "enshutsu". For a time, a large number of Japanese animation directors started their careers not as animators, designers, or even storyboard artists, but as checkers (satsudashi). I'm not sure if this is true anymore, as the importance of the checker has been diminished by the transition to digital photography.
  3. Studio organization. The division of genga and douga. (Genga means "original drawing". Douga means "moving drawing".) Apart from the Sakkan, that's all there is. Sometimes, the sakkan's role is so important that he may even be paid more than the director. The job doesn't exist in an American studio. The American feature animation studio is broken down into so many job categories, it is hard to keep them all straight. Supervising character lead animator, character animator, character assistant, character breakdown, rough inbetweener, inbetweener, lead cleanup, key assistant clean-up, assistant clean-up, effects animator, key effects breakdown, effects assistant and on and on. The most important difference is that Japanese animators are assigned sequences. They animate every element in a given sequence of scenes. Sometimes that includes characters, props, vehicles, machinery, animals, effects, shadows, backgrounds (if they move). American feature animators are cast by character. They will often have to "perform" with other animators on the same scene. The prince, the princess, the villain, extras, shadows, and any effects involved, will all be drawn by different animators, according to their specialty, even if they occur together in one layout.
  4. Top pegs-- American animators bottom- peg their drawings onto a fixed pegbar attached to a rotating disc, which usually sits on a light desk tilted at a steep angle, like an easel. This enables them to use their free hand to "roll" their drawings as they work, which they do frequently to check the flow of motion. Japanese animators top-peg their drawings to a simple unattached pegbar which needs to sit on a near- horizontal surface. They flip their scene to check the action only occasionally, as they have to lift the stack of sheets up off the pegs. The Japanese animator is involved in a more mental (or intellectual) process, calculating the result in his head. The American animator is working more by "feel", or instinct, checking and rechecking it for fluidity constantly as he draws.
  5. Exposure sheets- This one is very arcane, and its influence is tenuous, but I believe it is real. Japanese animators label their drawings according to which level they belong to. The 'A' cel is on the bottom, 'B' is second, 'C' is third, etc. American animators label drawings according to content. A drawing of a cat, for example, will be labeled 'C', and which level it occurs on the X-sheet will not change its designation. That character will always be 'C'. Japanese animators number their key drawings in sequential order regardless of how many drawings will ultimately be used to inbetween the scene. It is up to the inbetweener to change the numbering to the actual cel count when he traces the key drawings. I believe this system has been devised to make calculating cel counts easier, as it eliminates the possiblity of either gaps in the numbers or extra numbers, as in 5 1/2, or 5a, 5b, etc. For a key animator who decides to add a lot of rough breakdowns, this can result in a bewildering code for the inbetweener to decipher, as he must label the extra poses with katakana letters.
  6. Pay calculation-- This has a huge impact on the entire approach to production in ways too arcane to explain fully to anyone who hasn't worked as an animator in a Japanese style studio. Key animators are paid by the cut (scene). Inbetweeners are paid by the sheet. It doesn't cost more for an inbetweener to spend longer on a drawing, resulting in a tendency to produce a lower count of very detailed drawings rather than a higher count of simple ones."
"'Japanese animation theory' is that animation is the art of creating and controlling movement. It's all about using motion itself as a means of self expression. American animators define what they do much more narrowly: animation is the art of creating life. Not making drawings move, but making them live. This may seem like a mere semantic distinction, but the difference permeates every aspect of the animator's thinking.
This is a broad generalization, of course, but Japanese animators animate drawings; American animators animate characters. It's one reason why the Japanese industry has not embraced CG the way the rest of the world has. (Let's be thankful for this.)
The best example of character animation anywhere I can think of is the puppet show in Pinocchio. It took me a long time to realize this, because every damned time I used to look at that scene, I'd get caught up in Pinocchio's eagerrness to please, his excitement of being on stage, singing with a rehearsed attitude, stumbling and losing his composure, sheepishness, growing confidence, his startled yet delighted reactions to the other puppets, the other puppets being manipulated like dead pieces of wood, finding and matching their rhythms, discovering his body's ability to dance, his clumsiness turning to effortless grace, losing control, embarassment turning to triumph-- the combination of shifting emotions Pinocchio displays in that scene are so complex and engaging, I'd never get around to noticing it was an animated sequence of drawings. When it finally dawned on me, I was awestruck. More so when I learned Frank Thomas was 26 years old when he animated it. It's hard enough imagining recreating that scene, even having seen it countless times-- but producing it out of thin air...! The balls it must have taken to even attempt it! (I regret never having told him in person how amazing it is, -- though he hardly needed to be told yet again.) Meanwhile, Tytla's simultaneously scary and hilarious Stromboli provides the perfect counterpoint.
There are some very good Japanese animators out there, but I can't think of one who has matched that scene yet.
The longer I work in animation, the more I understand and appreciate the work of "classical" American animators. If there is one animator whose skill I wish I had, and whose body of work I wish I could claim as my own, it would be Rod Scribner's. His work, more than any other animator, consistently delights, inspires, and astonishes me. I feel that he inhabits the souls of his characters. They are animated (and drawn) from the inside out. With Japanese animation, I feel I am looking at the outline, the surface of the character. (That is, in fact, how they ARE actually drawn-- outlines first, then filled in with shadows.) There are exceptions, of course.
My favorite Japanese animator (and a cool guy to hang with) is Morimoto Koji. But I in no way want to do what he does. It looks and feels too much like work. Scribner never makes me feel that way.
When I look at Richard Williams' work, the feeling it gives me is "animation is difficult and time-consuming". That sums up how most Japanese animation makes me feel.
At the same time, I have a low opinion of most American animated features as FILMS. I would rather watch Ikuhara's Utena movie for the 10th time than any of Disney's last 20 features. (The puppet show is great, but the movie Pinocchio as a whole leaves me feeling manipulated, played, cheated.)
The production process of a commercial Japanese animation studio is such a specific "system", that it could be called a medium unto itself. Like say, woodblock printing, or lost-wax bronze casting. There are other, better, ways to make animated films. Even Japanese animators would agree.
My friend, Masao Maruyama, head of Madhouse, the producer of Tokyo Godfathers, Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo, Denno Coil, Kemonozume, Metropolis, Vampire Hunter D, Manie-Manie, is the most tireless promoter of Japanese animation I've ever met. His all-time favorite animated movie is Lilo and Stich.
There's a tendency among animation professionals, critics, and fans to categorize the medium, to draw boundaries, to codify, to take sides. I hope I'm not doing that here. I see both good and bad aspects to every approach. My hope is that animators and directors everywhere will keep their minds open and appreciate what is good in the works of others and learn from them. I think Japanese animators could help their industry by studying Western methods more than they do. In spite of being very prolific, the Japanese industry has not begun to reap the rewards their efforts deserve. Japanese animation is more popular all over the world than ever, while Japanese animators are still forced to work very hard for low pay in relative obscurity.
I, like everyone on this board, do not wish the Japanese industry to be infected by "Hollywood thinking". I do think it's possible to learn from what American animation gets right and apply it, yet still retain their identity."
"I should supplement my long-winded statements above by saying that Japanese animation artists blow away their American counterparts when it comes to doing TV work, or low-budget features. There's a thrill I get from seeing animation being done roughly, spontaneously, experimentally, without concern about the general audience. I still spend far more time watching Japanese animation than American, not all of it good, but there's a vitality to the industry (maybe it's desperation) that persists. I actually think the Golden Age of hand-drawn Japanese animation is right now."
"[...]building a house without a blueprint, applies to Japanese animation production in the sense that theirs is a more spontaneous, less belabored, less orchestrated approach. The dialog is not prerecorded, allowing the animator more freedom. They rely far less on shooting pencil tests and honing the animation. The overall pace of production is faster, more free-wheeling, more improvisational. In many cases, it's "audience, be damned!"
On the other hand, a Japanese film does not deviate from the storyboard during production. Generally, production is not allowed to begin until the storyboard is finalized. Once completed, it is locked. You could say that the storyboard is the blueprint for the film. In American feature production, animation can often begin while the storyboard is still being drawn. The storyboard is constantly being updated and revised, sometimes until the last minute, in which case whole scenes of finished animation are thrown out. This can be seen as sacrificing flawed parts for the sake of coherence of the whole."
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2015.06.11 21:46 FierceAlchemist Peter Chung's Thoughts on Japanese Animation

I was reading through some old AniPages posts yesterday and came across some forum posts by Peter Chung (Creator of Aeon Flux) from 2007 that were extremely insightful on the fundamentals of why Japanese animation is different from Western animation. It's a long read, but I think Chung touches on some profound philosophical differences between what Disney's 9 Old Men did versus what Shinya Ohira, Yoshinori Kanada, and the other great Japanese animators do. I hope this post creates some interesting debate on the pros and cons of both kinds of animation and why anime remains unique.
http://www.pelleas.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=238&start=15
"To start with, on the cultural side, the main difference is that Japanese animation comes out of a completely different tradition of representation in art and performance. Western classicism is based on the strict adherence to realism, rendering the artist (and the process) invisible in order to elevate the subject. Classicist painting values the creation of an illusion. A painting should make the viewer forget he is looking at oil on canvas, and reveal its subject as if through a window on reality. Brush strokes must be blended so no trace of the artist's toil is evident. Western theatrical performance is likewise realist, defining a character through individuality, unique traits specific to period and setting. Japanese theatre and art, on the other hand, would fit the definition of "modernist" in Western culture. Asian painting is stylized, impressionistic (and expressionistic), concerned entirley with displaying the brush stroke and the flat, graphic nature of the picture plane. Japanese performance-- kabuki, noh, bunraku-- is similarly stylized, and more focused on capturing a distillation of character than emotional versimilitude.
This approach to representation carries over to animation. We can think of Japanese animation as an extension of Bunraku, using current technology. As in Bunraku, there is no attempt to create a seamless illusion of reality. The figures of the human performers can be seen manipulating the puppets. Likewise, the hand of the animator in Japanese aniimation is not only noticeable, it is often highlighted. (And this site seems curiously dedicated to cataloguing the signs to recognizing such individual animators' handprints.)
One reason why many young artists (including myself at one time) are attracted to Japanese animation and may be inspired to emulate it is that you can see how it is done. You can easily see it is composed of individual drawings, and for that reason, it seems within one's reach. In classical animation (I will call traditional Disney animation "classical" from here on), to allow the viewer to notice he is looking at a drawing is a cardinal sin. In classical animation, even held poses were traced over and over to make them "breathe". These are called "moving holds".
In classical American animation, the animator's hand must not be noticeable. The focus is entirely on the character and in the illusion that it is a living, breathing creature. From a Western animator's perspective, it is NOT praise to say "I noticed how well you animated that scene." That is a statement of failure. It means that the animation drew attention to itself. That is the basic violation of classicist representation in Western art, and of "classical" American animation. John Lasseter puts it clearly when he says he prefers the animation of Frank Thomas to that of Milt Kahl. You can tell a scene animated by Kahl. Thomas's efforts disappear into the performance, like a good actor's. That is THE major difference between Japanese animation theory and Disney."
Onto the technical side of things, here's just the start of a list of the main differences:
  1. Looped as opposed to pre-recorded dialogue. Most casual viewers notice this right away. What's not obvious is how this affects the director's approach to staging dialogue scenes. The American director will focus on the character's performance as he delivers the dialogue, to the exclusion of other factors in a scene, such as environment, lighting, camera angle and movement, and other incidental details. The Japanese director tends to do the opposite. Both tendencies have their good and bad points. The evolution of most current Japanese animated character design derives from the need to cover the imprecision of their lipsync. It has resulted in the tiny mouths and tapered chins of so many "cute" lead characters, since drawing them that way allows animators to use fewer mouth poses and not to animate the jaw during dialogue. Spoken Japanese is made up of fewer phonemes than Western languages, so it also easier to get away with less precise lipsync.
  2. Role of the director. In a lot of well-known cases (Miyazaki, Rin Taro, Kawajiri, Kon, Oshii), the kantoku draws the entire storyboard himself. The director is usually the kantoku, but depending on the individual, he might be a glorified scene checker, in which case, his job is called "enshutsu". For a time, a large number of Japanese animation directors started their careers not as animators, designers, or even storyboard artists, but as checkers (satsudashi). I'm not sure if this is true anymore, as the importance of the checker has been diminished by the transition to digital photography.
  3. Studio organization. The division of genga and douga. (Genga means "original drawing". Douga means "moving drawing".) Apart from the Sakkan, that's all there is. Sometimes, the sakkan's role is so important that he may even be paid more than the director. The job doesn't exist in an American studio. The American feature animation studio is broken down into so many job categories, it is hard to keep them all straight. Supervising character lead animator, character animator, character assistant, character breakdown, rough inbetweener, inbetweener, lead cleanup, key assistant clean-up, assistant clean-up, effects animator, key effects breakdown, effects assistant and on and on. The most important difference is that Japanese animators are assigned sequences. They animate every element in a given sequence of scenes. Sometimes that includes characters, props, vehicles, machinery, animals, effects, shadows, backgrounds (if they move). American feature animators are cast by character. They will often have to "perform" with other animators on the same scene. The prince, the princess, the villain, extras, shadows, and any effects involved, will all be drawn by different animators, according to their specialty, even if they occur together in one layout.
  4. Top pegs-- American animators bottom- peg their drawings onto a fixed pegbar attached to a rotating disc, which usually sits on a light desk tilted at a steep angle, like an easel. This enables them to use their free hand to "roll" their drawings as they work, which they do frequently to check the flow of motion. Japanese animators top-peg their drawings to a simple unattached pegbar which needs to sit on a near- horizontal surface. They flip their scene to check the action only occasionally, as they have to lift the stack of sheets up off the pegs. The Japanese animator is involved in a more mental (or intellectual) process, calculating the result in his head. The American animator is working more by "feel", or instinct, checking and rechecking it for fluidity constantly as he draws.
  5. Exposure sheets- This one is very arcane, and its influence is tenuous, but I believe it is real. Japanese animators label their drawings according to which level they belong to. The 'A' cel is on the bottom, 'B' is second, 'C' is third, etc. American animators label drawings according to content. A drawing of a cat, for example, will be labeled 'C', and which level it occurs on the X-sheet will not change its designation. That character will always be 'C'. Japanese animators number their key drawings in sequential order regardless of how many drawings will ultimately be used to inbetween the scene. It is up to the inbetweener to change the numbering to the actual cel count when he traces the key drawings. I believe this system has been devised to make calculating cel counts easier, as it eliminates the possiblity of either gaps in the numbers or extra numbers, as in 5 1/2, or 5a, 5b, etc. For a key animator who decides to add a lot of rough breakdowns, this can result in a bewildering code for the inbetweener to decipher, as he must label the extra poses with katakana letters.
  6. Pay calculation-- This has a huge impact on the entire approach to production in ways too arcane to explain fully to anyone who hasn't worked as an animator in a Japanese style studio. Key animators are paid by the cut (scene). Inbetweeners are paid by the sheet. It doesn't cost more for an inbetweener to spend longer on a drawing, resulting in a tendency to produce a lower count of very detailed drawings rather than a higher count of simple ones."
"'Japanese animation theory' is that animation is the art of creating and controlling movement. It's all about using motion itself as a means of self expression. American animators define what they do much more narrowly: animation is the art of creating life. Not making drawings move, but making them live. This may seem like a mere semantic distinction, but the difference permeates every aspect of the animator's thinking.
This is a broad generalization, of course, but Japanese animators animate drawings; American animators animate characters. It's one reason why the Japanese industry has not embraced CG the way the rest of the world has. (Let's be thankful for this.)
The best example of character animation anywhere I can think of is the puppet show in Pinocchio. It took me a long time to realize this, because every damned time I used to look at that scene, I'd get caught up in Pinocchio's eagerrness to please, his excitement of being on stage, singing with a rehearsed attitude, stumbling and losing his composure, sheepishness, growing confidence, his startled yet delighted reactions to the other puppets, the other puppets being manipulated like dead pieces of wood, finding and matching their rhythms, discovering his body's ability to dance, his clumsiness turning to effortless grace, losing control, embarassment turning to triumph-- the combination of shifting emotions Pinocchio displays in that scene are so complex and engaging, I'd never get around to noticing it was an animated sequence of drawings. When it finally dawned on me, I was awestruck. More so when I learned Frank Thomas was 26 years old when he animated it. It's hard enough imagining recreating that scene, even having seen it countless times-- but producing it out of thin air...! The balls it must have taken to even attempt it! (I regret never having told him in person how amazing it is, -- though he hardly needed to be told yet again.) Meanwhile, Tytla's simultaneously scary and hilarious Stromboli provides the perfect counterpoint.
There are some very good Japanese animators out there, but I can't think of one who has matched that scene yet.
The longer I work in animation, the more I understand and appreciate the work of "classical" American animators. If there is one animator whose skill I wish I had, and whose body of work I wish I could claim as my own, it would be Rod Scribner's. His work, more than any other animator, consistently delights, inspires, and astonishes me. I feel that he inhabits the souls of his characters. They are animated (and drawn) from the inside out. With Japanese animation, I feel I am looking at the outline, the surface of the character. (That is, in fact, how they ARE actually drawn-- outlines first, then filled in with shadows.) There are exceptions, of course.
My favorite Japanese animator (and a cool guy to hang with) is Morimoto Koji. But I in no way want to do what he does. It looks and feels too much like work. Scribner never makes me feel that way.
When I look at Richard Williams' work, the feeling it gives me is "animation is difficult and time-consuming". That sums up how most Japanese animation makes me feel.
At the same time, I have a low opinion of most American animated features as FILMS. I would rather watch Ikuhara's Utena movie for the 10th time than any of Disney's last 20 features. (The puppet show is great, but the movie Pinocchio as a whole leaves me feeling manipulated, played, cheated.)
The production process of a commercial Japanese animation studio is such a specific "system", that it could be called a medium unto itself. Like say, woodblock printing, or lost-wax bronze casting. There are other, better, ways to make animated films. Even Japanese animators would agree.
My friend, Masao Maruyama, head of Madhouse, the producer of Tokyo Godfathers, Toki Wo Kakeru Shoujo, Denno Coil, Kemonozume, Metropolis, Vampire Hunter D, Manie-Manie, is the most tireless promoter of Japanese animation I've ever met. His all-time favorite animated movie is Lilo and Stich.
There's a tendency among animation professionals, critics, and fans to categorize the medium, to draw boundaries, to codify, to take sides. I hope I'm not doing that here. I see both good and bad aspects to every approach. My hope is that animators and directors everywhere will keep their minds open and appreciate what is good in the works of others and learn from them. I think Japanese animators could help their industry by studying Western methods more than they do. In spite of being very prolific, the Japanese industry has not begun to reap the rewards their efforts deserve. Japanese animation is more popular all over the world than ever, while Japanese animators are still forced to work very hard for low pay in relative obscurity.
I, like everyone on this board, do not wish the Japanese industry to be infected by "Hollywood thinking". I do think it's possible to learn from what American animation gets right and apply it, yet still retain their identity."
"I should supplement my long-winded statements above by saying that Japanese animation artists blow away their American counterparts when it comes to doing TV work, or low-budget features. There's a thrill I get from seeing animation being done roughly, spontaneously, experimentally, without concern about the general audience. I still spend far more time watching Japanese animation than American, not all of it good, but there's a vitality to the industry (maybe it's desperation) that persists. I actually think the Golden Age of hand-drawn Japanese animation is right now."
"[...]building a house without a blueprint, applies to Japanese animation production in the sense that theirs is a more spontaneous, less belabored, less orchestrated approach. The dialog is not prerecorded, allowing the animator more freedom. They rely far less on shooting pencil tests and honing the animation. The overall pace of production is faster, more free-wheeling, more improvisational. In many cases, it's "audience, be damned!"
On the other hand, a Japanese film does not deviate from the storyboard during production. Generally, production is not allowed to begin until the storyboard is finalized. Once completed, it is locked. You could say that the storyboard is the blueprint for the film. In American feature production, animation can often begin while the storyboard is still being drawn. The storyboard is constantly being updated and revised, sometimes until the last minute, in which case whole scenes of finished animation are thrown out. This can be seen as sacrificing flawed parts for the sake of coherence of the whole."
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  5. Koncha Reshime song with Ninna Danigaagi Video (kannada melody song)
  6. ALL OK DONT WORRY OFFICIAL VIDEO SONG KANNADA SONG ...
  7. Natpe Thunai Single Pasanga Video Song Hiphop Tamizha ...

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