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In 2001 during the year of the first released issue of W.I.T.C.H., I was a 12 year old girl still in the sixth grade and drawing anime style characters, such as Sailor Moon, terribly (I am self-taught in free-hand drawing and I have never took a drawing class). I didn't know of its existence until I saw a commercial about a new animated series called W.I.T.C.H. on the Jetix channel. At the time I didn't pay much attention to it because I was into "Digimon" ( and still am!). A few months later when it was mid-way through the airing of the first season, I got bored enough to watch an episode. At first, I thought that it was interesting and okay, but I wasn't entire hooked yet. A few weeks later after watching my first W.I.T.C.H. episode on television, my family took me and my younger brother to the nearby bookstore. There, I saw the American (slightly censored) version of the original comic series. At first, I thought that it was one of those silly comic adaptation from the animated series and didn't realized that it was actually the other way around until I did some research. I sat there in the bookstore reading the very first 6 issues compacted into 3 books and immediately saw how much of big difference it is from the animated series. I started to watch more episodes of the series, including the ones that I missed and I started to do some more research on its history. By then, I was officially hooked. I fell in love with its unique ways of story-telling and artistic style and I felt that there was a certain charm to it that I have never felt before.
After waiting months on end for the American released, I got impatient and went online instead. To my luck, I was able to find a gold mine of comic scans online and began to read those instead. After years of reading WITCH, I also began to notice the difference as it transitioned itself from one saga to the next. I noticed the changes in the art styles, then the story-telling, then the entire thing which, I admittedly think, is now crap (the changes, not the entire WITCH universe). What was once a magical experience, I find WITCH now somewhat tasteless and a shell of its former glory. There were some issues that I still think was good, while others were so terrible and childish that it makes me preferred its rival, Winx Club, more than itself (Yes, it's that bad). I am now very disappointed that WITCH isn't as great as it used to be, and I find myself criticizing some of its new issues even more. Some people might ask me, "If you don't like it, then why bother continuing to read it?" My only answer is because I can't find myself to hate it entirely. W.I.T.C.H. has been around for a while and I fell in love with it as a teenager. Although I do find that it lost most of its magical touch, there are still some moments which I thought was wonderful enough for me to continue reading.
After ten years, W.I.T.C.H. has changed greatly, but personally, I still find that it still has that certain amount of charm that I just couldn't discard easily. W.I.T.C.H. comics has been a great inspiration to me in more ways than one, and to this day I am grateful to it. After drawing countless works, I finally made a small switch to WITCH art style. Although not best at first (as I'm still learning) I suddenly find myself drawing my own W.I.T.C.H. fanart calendar series, started my very first fan-comic side story of C.H.Y.K.N. (WITCH's predecessors), and now I'm slowly developing my new idea for a full blown WITCH fan-saga (called WITCH: Dreams of Lusteria)!
Name: Galistar07water (or just galistar) Role: Guardian of Arts Age: 26 Race: Human Gender: Female Ethnicity: Vietnamese Religion: Buddhist Hobbies: Read, Write, Draw, and Study films Favorite Films: Too many to list Favorite Books: A lot, too much to list What I hate: the Twilight series and M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender Favorite Comic series: Disney's W.i.t.c.h. duh!
Current Residence: Southern California, United States of America Favorite music artists Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Adele, etc Favorite actor: Benedict Cumberbatch Favorite actress: Anne Hathaway Favorite genre of music: A lot of types, okay? Favorite style of art: Too many to list MP3 player of choice: Walkman (I don't like iPods) Favorite cartoon character: I have too many to list Personal Quote: If an artist's inspiration lacks uniqueness, then his work shall lack rareness.
Favorite visual artistUm...the crew who drew W.I.T.C.H. comic series!Favorite moviesInception, Batman: The Dark Knight, and a bunch of others that I won't bother to listFavorite TV showsAvatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, W.I.T.C.H., Winx Club, H2O: Just Add Water, Mako Mermaids, Code LyokoFavorite bands / musical artistsToo many to listFavorite writersJ.K. Rowling, James Moloney, Cornelia Funke, Alyson Noel, Mary Hoffman, Alison Croggon, and more...Favorite gamesAge of Mythology for PCOther InterestsDraw, Read, study films
There is a great deal of things to describe Mohandas K. Gandhi, the pacifist leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement fighting for independence from Great Britain in the mid-20th century, but this one man's entire life cannot be told in a single cinematic story. This film does not and could not film the entire scope of Gandhi's life campaign and briefly made a statement of this at the beginning of the film. Yet despite this, Gandhi is a film that marvelously depicts this one man's effort to promote independence and respect without the means of violence.
This film was produced and made by the late Sir Richard Attenborough (some of you might recognized him as the older brother of the famous naturalist David Attenborough). Throughout watching this film, we saw nothing but an attempt to pay tribute and respect to Gandhi. Through Attenborough's directing and guidance, Gandhi shows a lot of labor of love and effort, showing some of Gandhi's greatest achievements and not shying away from the brutality and violence deaths of those who protested.
The film began on the day of Gandhi's assassination where he was shot and killed by a visitor before depicting his funeral. The film then jumps back many years in South Africa, where a young Gandhi (Ben Kingsley) is kicked off of a train for riding first class because of his skin color. Seeing the injustice in this, Gandhi decided to promote equality and full citizenship for Indians living in South Africa through non-violent and non-cooperative way. His ideal and action is very naive, but through firmness and a strong determination to never strike back against his attackers, Gandhi paved the way the future of a series of campaign that would become iconic and historical.
With his success in South Africa, Gandhi returns to India and found himself reveled and respected by many and is seen as a national hero. Yet his work is not over as Gandhi found himself trying to promote a series of campaign to fight for India's independence, all the while trying to emphasize the concept of a non-violent and peaceful way of protesting. As with each non-violent (and some violent consequences) protest, the news of a little man in a loincloth that he made himself marvels the world. Gandhi sees that his own people are being forced to live as second-class citizens in their own country ruled by British, who they believed, is in their divine rights to do so via a belief called "the white man's burdan". There is a scene where his followers willingly marched towards a group of guards who would beat them without quarter all the while without raising a fist to defend themselves. The scene is brutally shattering, but Gandhi and his people believed in what they do is right. Yet even when they have finally gained independence from the British Empire, true peace is not over as Gandhi weeps in the fact that the new modern India is fiercely divided by Hindus and Muslims, escalating into a series of bloodbath. Gandhi looks on sadly as he tries to implore to the world to stop the violence by fasting, all the while saying, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
Ben Kingsley as Gandhi, delivers an exceptional and breathtaking performance as he dons a piece of fabric around himself, walking about like a little guru, but speak full of wisdom. Other cast members, such as Trevor Howard, John Mills, and John Gielgud, should also be commended for their performances.
Gandhi isn't a simple film about good and justice triumphant over evil. Rather it is a complex historical story full of violence, madness, and chaos being done and the endurance to fight it all with peaceful concepts. Gandi weeps when the country is torn apart by civil unrest and does die tragically at the hands of a conspirator whom is angered by Gandhi's approach. Gandhi is a film that is worth watching even after all of these years and should continue to be watched by generations whom have only heard of this little man in loincloth through their history books.