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Christmas Spirit

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Aesop
This quote is perfect for the holiday season, because kindness is the true spirit of Christmas. Everybody gets excited about receiving what they asked Santa for, and also giving gifts. Some would call this greed, but I believe it is our kind nature that makes us so excited about gift giving, and receiving. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, he always teaches about being kind to others, like the commandment says  “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. If you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed during this Christmas season, remember to be kind to others.
Happy New Year!
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DBZ

I have been watching DBZ by Akira Toriyama, regardless of if you like it or not, let us focus on the artistic style, and mechanics.Matt's Pictures 475

The characters in many anime series are very stick figureish, I know it is a stylistic decision, but I do not like it. In this case Toriyama’s characters are very realistic as far as body shape is concerned. The muscles are well-defined, and the proportions are realistic compared to many other anime series. Albeit both are exaggerated; with larger muscles than any person you would encounter, and the body proportions, such as the width of the shoulders, is commonly three heads, in this case they are closer to three and a half to four heads wide; we still have the underlying structure of the figures. If this structure is correct, and is understood everything else will fall into place. The characters can be stylized by the artist and still look correct, and believable.

If we look closer at the series from beginning to end you will notice  a change in the characters. In the beginning they are still quite muscular, but their muscles are not very well defined. Then as the series progresses you see an increase in the definition of their muscles after each great battle as they increase in power.