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Cover up (Fairy Tail analysis)
Once upon a time, there was an anime series that presented a world of magic, knights, talking creatures, and sweaty people with rare dice. There isn’t any in this realm, but there are other shenanigans running around in Magnolia and within the Fairy Tail guild, such as fish, and ass kicking. This was a show I wasn’t fond of, but of course like all interesting aspects of storytelling, there is one that kept my thinking as I watched the characters progressed and that is the outfits and how they cover up the vulnerabilities, leading to empathy from the audience. Magic is the most useful element carried out by members of the Fairy Tail guild and each one wears certain types of clothes. The classes show different magic powers and helps them become capable of handling situations with no problem, but when all magic energy drains, the battles between mages ends up submissive. That’s when the emotional side of the mages start to show, which gives them an extra boost during a time of either losing or dying. This is when we get to see the main characters open up. Not only do the outfits and classes represent who they are, but also allows them to hide secrets from their past. Lucy is a happy outgoing girl who uses celestial magic (summoning) to help her in battle and is very enthusiastic in the Fairy Tail guild. She’s caring, supportive, and calls the Fairy Tail guild her home. But due to her rough past with her father and the reclusive life as a princess and not interacting with the outside world, she is a prisoner in her own mind and working as a celestial wizard covers up her past. She had maids who help her throughout her days in a mansion, and was under the many social norms and didn’t actually make friends. When her father sends a guild of wizards to stop the Fairy Tail guild and take her back and watches her friends beaten, she falls in denial and eventually goes back to her father. Another thing to mention is the clothes she wears. Most of them are causal and often exotic, whereas the clothes she wears back at her home is formal, and respectable. As Lucy confronts her father and listens to his rules, she rejects his offers. We see Lucy grow stronger when she is a wit’s end and not giving in. Perhaps one of the strongest female leads in the series, Erza is without a doubt Fairy Tail’s knight in shining armor. She is also hardheaded and is the drill sergeant of everyone. She keeps a strong composure of her feelings inside when she wears her armor. When shes alone Erza is comfortable in her own skin without the armor. Her magic armor and her strict behavior shows us her that she has gone through abuse as kid. She was a slave and worked in forced labor along with other children and was mentally scarred when the other slaves rebelled and started to kill some officers. One of her fellow slaves taught her that the only to survive is learn how to fight back physically and this made her stronger as she aged. She is afraid to express her shame, sadness, and isolation and the armor she picks up is to unite her heroism and cover up her frame of mind. Gray is a super laid back dude with a lot of buff, and has scars and bruises to prove it. Even without wearing a shirt. To me, there’s an opposite direction for Gray as compared to the other characters I’ve mentioned. Gray fights best without a shirt on and goes to the extreme with recklessness. Some members of the guild tell him to put clothes on because it’s embarrassing and sometimes pushes people away. The striking part about Gray is since he’s an ice wizard, he wears a jacket and shirt, especially when he was training to become one as a kid. Covering Gray’s skin allows warm comfort and Juvia, another member of the guild who has a crush on him, is his saving grace and knowing that it’s okay to commit to others for support. Natsu has a piece of clothing that keeps his past hidden and that is his scarf wrapped around his neck. And his neck is a weak point much like every other human. The scarf acts like a band-aid and he doesn’t go anywhere without it. Like a stuffed toy from childhood and letting it go is hard, even if it has some bad stains. Clothes are like masks and the style represents who you are and then there are the ones that are plain and hardly shows whats on the inside. Everyone has a costume. And it’s interesting to see how one evolves.
My virtual life is better than my real life (Sword Art Online analysis)
This is a short one, but here it goes. The most common use of technology and the one that’s been told a thousand times in entertainment is the use of virtual reality; a world more immersive then the world we live in now and if we die in the virtual world, we die in real life. Big stuff. For psychological reasons, many of us want to escape. We do it every time when we return home from work, from a date, from a scary hospital and we want to look at kittens for relief. It’s popular, but it’s a suicide at large if you think about it. Whether you liked Sword Art Online or not and how it’s gaming references and love story experiments such a gathering, elements in the show portray a double jeopardy into how we see ourselves as different people and how we wish to spend the rest of our days. The individual’s life serving in an alternate reality increases when they break limitations they never thought they could do before, gaining skills, dressing up, traveling anywhere, and fighting monsters. Using a helmet and connecting the consciousness into a video game where millions of others can meet up is a growing trend, but it also serves as a means of going to a world after death through means of killing the player (if the player has no desire to live in the real world and wishes to have more time to be in a world that's meaningful). Hence the story of SAO when the creator traps players in the game with no way of turning off the game or they’ll die. Many of the main characters and other players in the game, some of them are carefree of the idea, most of them question their lives of how they will adapt in a video game while their bodies in the real world decay slowly. Addiction, confusion, low esteem, anxiety, and physical and sexual behavior are signs of playing so much and the characters show these. Kirito is a loner in the real world and the virtual world and is scared easily when players ask him to join a guild and flirts with some of the women. Other players are at risk because higher leveled creatures and players roam around twenty four hours a day. Their personal heaven. And I don’t even want to imagine what happens to their blander and bowels in the game. But even when the desperation sets in, Kirito and company still help players and not want any of them, who are weak to carry out their own lives while playing a game, to feel like they're scared. Kirito shows these signs very consistently, and he himself is someone who has had a troubled past and his two year coma is a way of going out. At least until he wakes up.
Would You Rather: Be A Polyglot Master Or Musical God?
It's time for the Funny Community's 'Would You Rather?' game! At the end of every week, I ask you guys to decide between two very strange things. Last week, I asked you to choose between telepathy and telekinesis, and out of 72 votes, the winner was... TELEKINESIS! This week, I want to know: Would you rather know how to speak all the languages of the world or know how to play every musical instrument? If you know all the languages, you'll be able to speak to whoever you want to - and probably land some pretty cool jobs! But if you knew all the musical instruments, you could probably start your very own one-man band! So which rare ability would YOU rather have? Comment below with your answer, debate among your Vingle friends, and I'll share the results next week! @malibella @Priscillasdoor @WiviDemol @JunieRose @JessicaChaney @ButterflyBlu @OGPanda @GinTenma @JaxomB @BeckyNewman @TerrecaRiley @MengNoZhang @VixenViVi @DannyMoses @ChosenKnight @AnnaArai @GreyStorm84 @Kuramariin @AshelyJewell @Animefoxgirl97 @deilig @chris98vamg @kimleekwonshin @shantalcamara @KpopLuver13 @Astrohelix @NerukaWong @reesesrisa @BluBear07 @SarahVanDorn @Danse @InPlainSight @matildajgarrett @JPBenedetto @MissB82 @SiobhanMartin @LAVONYORK @Jolzz @InPlainSight @KellyOConnor @JPBenedetto @Luci546 @Kaidra @buddyesd @SarahRoot @cthulu @EmilianoMacias @Aripendragon @DipDopOfTheDip @Beccachu @supbroscene @AndreaFuller @React10K1ng @punkpandabear @Karthikkrazzy1 @JessicaPeters @EstefanOlivares @LenaBlackRose @peahyr @MelissaMae @BlackDragon88 @Showta365 @humairaa @petname83 @destiny1419 @drummergirl691 @Fledgling @SheannaWilliams @addri @Mysticinumiko @jazminramirez9 @IAmSasha @MajahnNelson @BlackXShield @LaceChic1 @Melodicballoon @FlyingAway @shellyfuentes70 @TheDumDumTroll @MissT615 @in4mtoxic006 @animerg13 @AlisonGrace @DavidPap @Emmeronsage @Vega1240 @ZombieDragon @LittleHorn @Meeshell @HeatherWright @kawaiiporpoise @MarvelTrashcan @DenieceSuit @ShinigamiSan @EasternShell @BT2581 @AnneH @KarleyFrance @DaiGakuSei @reyestiny93 @AnimeLove300 @Jarod @justme29 @ShatrdGalaxies @Vocaloid @JamiMilsap @DorianBell @PeteTehCat @MaggieCokeley @clobbersaurus @gabbycalzada @JessicaFerrier @brandontearss @m3179035411 @TheSuperior @Beeplzzz @Romana @sbeh @AnasiaLaureano @ChrisLyons @dimplequeen @ssjleek @classydownhillr @ultimatefangurl @KaylaJZ @MzDawson31508 @LiliRamos @Xiuyeolhyun @carmaa10 @Sara3 @MoisEsGaray @Alletaire @dropuentex @hhead232 @thiree @nberry1620 @atmi @KennedyCasey @TiffanyWallace @PassTheSuga @arnelli @FalseLove @jmartinez230304 @kneelb4zod @Baoyi @a514girl98 @DwaynGrant @mymi @ChienWeiHuang @KennyMcCormick @Captpeter @DianaBell @Zara0uk @seika469 @TBird @jlee37 @Animaniafreak @ThyaremyCreator @fatimajj23 @MichaeOgg @jonathan11 @BatataKnight @Ritu @culversyanne @LadyLuna @SarahRegulski @LiviBelle @TinaDang
Funny Community Caption Contest: HALLOWEEN EDITION!
Attention, Vinglers of the Funny Community! It is Wednesday, so you know what that means - time for the weekly Funny Caption Contest! Will your wit reign supreme? Participate in this week's game for a chance to see your caption posted as the Funny Community's Featured Card of the Week. Last week's champion was @VarunNambiar. This week, IT COULD BE YOU! If you're playing for the first time, here are the rules: 1) Post as many caption ideas as you can come up with below. (What's going on in the picture? What are they thinking? Come up with a funny caption that sums up what's going on.) 2) Feel free to 'like' as many of your posted favorites as you'd like. Root your friends on! 3) The winner will be whoever has the most 'likes' on their caption by Monday at midnight EST. The winning entry will be turned into a featured meme, and the winner gets to choose next week's funny picture! Ready... set... GOOOOO!! **ALSO: I am cleaning out this tag list. If you'd like to stay as a member of the Funny Caption Competitors, let me know, and I'll add you to the new one!** @FallenDeath @loftonc16 @InPlainSight @TerrecaRiley @Akki630 @ElizabethT @B2STANG88 @missophiestik @esha @DeadlyCyanide @shantalcamara @jcl4rks0n @CleoHoney @StephanieDuong @candyland1986 @VienKnight @ChriSingularis @KpopGaby @JPBenedetto @DeniseiaGardner @tayunnie @biancadanica98 @ariannagorniak1 @Amye1 @KiKi29 @nievesyaide @JackMehoff @jokes @amazingangelini @Megamind @VeronicaArtino @LexiiIrrii @nenegrint14 @JaxomB @JessicaChaney @missvicky69 @KDramaKPop1015 @RinSeok1650 @MyNoahIsName @RobertMarsh @amandamuska @CandaceJordan @LAVONYORK @orenshani7 @JasonHeins @MimiZu17 @NerukaWong @VixenViVi @melifluosmelodi @MarySEW @Marichel @kmccord95 @ButterflyBlu @RosePark @myylifeisnow @GalaxyTacoCat @ZahidAli86 @YoSoySoysauce @delnygro @Matokokepa @chris98vamg @KevinRodriguez @ZoeMe @AlexanderBeta @GingerMJones @biancaP @doraga @fallendendenjr @VarunNambiar @wllmvns @MissB82 @SarahVanDorn @sugajin94 @Pranittare @malibella @nikkinjg @mistymaity @r3ptar21 @BleuRay @notgucci3 @JonPatrickHyde @Exoexo @TashaBitner @PuddinPumpkinz @AimeeH @amobigbang @nykechun @karencorchado @BarbiDearborn @inuyashagal @eggtiny98 @CostaGermanican @MooshieBay @GuerlyReyes @Marilovexoxo @Zxenna @raenel @sherrysahar @Taigara @CheyenneKay @esmeraldagutirr @RaquelArredondo @DekaraMiller @ReynaMcArthur @m1chaela @DroPuenteAG93 @katekendrii @ckienitz @ariannagorniak1 @smnthcarter773 @girikrishna @DeliaBray @KiamiYumi @SurrealTheMad @WiviDemol @pitafuentes48 @RoninGaijin @MauricioCamacho @Pocahontas41 @ruhlihal @Stoneyy @BanditChan @Link4TW @IsaacAponte @warren @KelleyDaniel @BeannachtOraibh @Zelda27896