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Due to the reflection this image has a natural balance an use of symmetry. Dorian Grey. Still from Alfred Hitchcock's - 'Champagne' - shot through the bottom of a wine glass. This is a strange still from an early silent Alfred Hitchcock film.

It is taken from his film 'Champagne' were he experimented Album) a camera lens placed inside a giant champagne glass. The glass fills with liquid and is tipped as if we, the viewer, are drinking from it and seeing through it. We can just make out a crowd and couple dancing. Still from Hitchcock's 'The Ring' - a moving reflection in a stream.

During the filming of Hitchcock's early silent film The Ring he experimented with trick photography. In the above still we see a reflection of a couple in a stream. When the water ripples the image itself ripples and the figure go in and out of abstraction.

Stills from Hitchcock's 'The Ring' - seen from the viewpoint of a drunk man. In these two scenes we see what a drunk sees and the world appears distorted. This could emulate the effect of drink but also be a metaphore for viewingt he world through the bottom of a glass.

Dancers distort until they are unrecognizable. Hitchcock uses blurring and mirrors to distort the image and create a sense of disorientation. We are pleased to present a meditation of the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious mysteries in image and text from two cloistered Dominican monasteries. The artist and the author have creatively approached MP3 Rosary devotion in our contemporary world. Both have given us permission to publish their works. For more information, see below.

We invite you to take a quiet moment and ponder the images and texts. Recently, Sr. Mary Grace Thul completed the illustrations of the new series of mysteries, the mysteries of light. The Annunciation At the announcement that she would give birth to "the Son of the Most High" without knowing man, by the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary responded with the obedience of faith, certain that "with God nothing will be impossible:" "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word.

Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely to the person and to the work of her Son; she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on him, by God's grace. The Visitation Called in the Gospels "the mother of Jesus," Mary is acclaimed by Elizabeth, at the prompting of the Spirit and even before the birth of her son, as "the mother of my Lord.

Hence the church confesses that Mary is truly "Mother of God" Theotokos. The Birth of the Lord The Word became flesh so that thus we might know God's love:"In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. The Presentation in the Temple The presentation of Jesus in the temple shows him to be the firstborn Son who belongs to the Lord.

With Simeon and Anna, all Israel awaits its encounter with the Savior--the name given to this event in the Byzantine tradition. Jesus is recognized not only as the long-expected Messiah, the "light to the nations" and the "glory of Israel," but also as "a sign that is spoken against. The Finding in the Temple The finding of Jesus in the temple is the only event that breaks the silence of the Gospels about the hidden years of Jesus.

Here Jesus lets us catch a glimpse of the mystery of his total consecration to a mission that flows from his divine sonship: "Did you not know that I must be about my Father's work? Mary "kept all these things in her heart" during the years Jesus remained hidden in the silence of an ordinary life. Since that time, practical suggestions have come from a number of groups.

A Marian group in Leutsdorf, Germany then requested permission to officially institute a fourth series of mysteries that had been suggested by Rev. The letter of the Liturgical Institute noted that an attempt had been made to promote these mysteries over twenty years ago in the national German prayerbook, Gotteslob.

This attempt had found little echo from the people. The letter indicated that such devotions have to come from among the people rather than "from the top down.

Elmar Nubold, director of the Liturgical Institute, commented that the three sets of mysteries, with their concise formulations, had proven effective over the years. Nevertheless, new suggestions should be taken into account. Josef Schultheiss concluded from the Liturgical Institute's response that it was now up Album) the individual communities and movements to do what they could to further this intention in order to achieve their aim over a longer period of time.

The mysteries of light are placed between the Joyful and sorrowful mysteries. Following the Train of Thought album, the duo split for solo projects, beginning with Hi-Tek's Hi-Teknologyreleased inon which Kweli appeared. Kweli released his first solo album, QualityMP3 late In a interview he also stated that another Reflection Eternal and Black Star album would be released. Kweli's second solo album, 's The Beautiful Strugglesaw the duo working together once again, with three tracks produced by Hi-Tek.

Kweli released his next album, Ear Druminfeaturing production from Tek; Hi-Tek released the follow-up to his debut, Hi-Teknology 2: The Chipin and his third album, Hi-Teknology 3: The Undergroundinboth on Babygrande Records and both featuring appearances by Kweli. The duo announced that another Reflection Eternal album was in the works in They named their second album Revolutions Per Minute.

They also collaborated with J. Their second album Revolutions Per Minute was released on May 18,with similar praise as their debut album. But this would have the disadvantage that if the system failed to notice a pair of reflected eyes because the reflection was far away, distorted, and more diffuse Album) specular say, a faint reflection on a dull metallic teapot then a person near the reflected surface could notice the vampire, whereas sending the masking signal everywhere except non-reflected eyes would avoid this error.

But if you imagine the vampiric "infection" was created by some civilization with advanced technology in the past perhaps native to Earth of that time, or perhaps involving aliens or time travelersit could involve a swarm of nanobots that envelop each new vampire, and it could be smart enough to form an envelope that extends to clothing as well as the vampire's body, with the nanobots forming tiny light sensors and emitters on the surface of both. Such nanobots could perform other plot-relevant functions like repairing damage to the body aside from stakes to the heart and beheadingspreventing decay and keeping neurons and muscles functional even if the cells are not really alive, distinguishing sunlight from other forms of light and causing an explosive reaction when sunlight is detected, etc.

If you let the tiny robot swarm get very advanced, perhaps involving femtotechnology rather than nanotechnology or perhaps some particles unknown to current physics, there could also be an alternate solution that doesn't involve selectively detecting nearby eyeballs. However, instead of the emitted signals actually being light, imagine the signal is itself a subatomic-scale machine, or perhaps an exotic particle unknown to current physics, sent out on the same path the light ray would have taken if you want to bring exotic particles in, I suppose you could ditch the idea of tiny machines and imagine the vampire's body is surrounded with some kind of field which is also unknown to current physics, which has the property that any photon exiting the boundary of the field is transformed into an exotic particle with the same momentum and energy.

And if the molecules in your retina react the same way, you will be able to see the vampire if you look at it straight-on. But even if you were standing right next to a vampire and looking closely into the eyes of another person standing across from both of you, with this technology you wouldn't see the vampire reflected in the person's eyes this wouldn't work with the more realistic invisibility suit technology I discussed in option 1.

Also, with this method the vampire will cast a shadow normally, and the shadow will even extend over reflective surfaces like water even though the reflection itself will be absent. Of course, this second option is well in the realm of technology indistinguishable from magicso if you're going to pick a solution of this kind, it might be simpler just to assume that our apparent physical world is a Matrix-style hyper-detailed simulation, and whatever beings are running the simulation have just programmed in special alterations to the laws of optics for light rays emitted or reflected by vampires an option already mentioned in user's answer.

Perhaps the goddess of beauty is the friend of humanity, and she prevents mirrors from reflecting vampire buth to punish vampires as they cannot see themselves and fix their appearances and to give humans a way to see the undead.

Alternately, the god of shadows absorbs the reflections of his servants the vampires to feed his own powers. That is why vampires don't avoid mirrors more than is necessary, and might even keep them in the mansions. Their dark lord commands them to give him his due. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Stack Overflow for Teams — Collaborate and share knowledge with a private group. Create a free Team What is Teams? Learn more.

Plausible explanation for lack of reflection in a mirror Ask Question. Asked 6 years, 9 months ago. Active 2 years, 11 months ago. Viewed 15k times. Improve this question. The simplest solution, frankly, is to declare that while vampires are real there are also a lot of myths about them -- there isn't anything special about a mirror, it's just that they're good at quickly and quietly sneaking up behind someone without letting themselves be seen, and a mirror limits the view and thus makes that easier for them.

Not invisible, just sneaky. Add a comment. Active Oldest Votes. Like: Being unable to enter a building unless being invited. Doors just won't open for them, so they always need to follow other people. However, when they are invited, the system registers them as a pet or robot which is welcome and the vampire can then enter on their own.

The inability to cross running water. All bridges over rivers are biometric checkpoints, so vampires can not pass them without being identified. Why only the bridges? The political debate of privacy vs. They of course place them in a way that they are impossible to avoid, which in a city like New York would be the bridges crossing the Hudson- and East-river. Being unable to enter churches. When entering a church, the biometric system recognizes you and automatically takes a small tithe from your bank account voluntary donations just no longer cover the running cost of churches.

Vampires don't register, so they are denied entrance. Alternatively, the catholic church is still holding up the ancient tradition of fighting vampires and reprogrammed the biometric sensors at all churches to recognize them. When a vampire is detected at a church entrance, a team of vampire hunters is dispatched immediately. Holy water. Replace with medical nanite solution.

While the medical nanites are able to automatically detect and cure many ailments of a normal human, the nanites totally misinterpret the biosigns of a vampire and inadvertently cause severe harm to them.

Improve this answer. Philipp Philipp It would be difficult to pull off well, but if done right could make an interesting story. For something like that I would suggest vampires also get a sci-fi update, maybe they are corpses reanimated by nanites gone wrong, maybe they don't actually feed on blood, but are after the nanites all modern humans have in their blood that maintain their health because their nanites can't rebuild themselves normally etc etc. They were a species whose bone-marrow was unable to produce red blood cells, but they were able to consume red blood cells of other creatures and convert them to their own by replacing their DNA.

Vampires hunt others for their blood, so it would be a great advantage to be completely invisible - why should they make themselves intentionally visible? The effect might be subconscious and suppressing it requires concentration and practice.

There are also varieties of vampire lore where vampires groom their victims and build an emotional connection before feeding from them the classic "Dracula" depiction of vampires. A human appearance would make that much easier.

It's not so much a psychic power, but a curse put on them fairly early on, that caught all known vampires and is spread to their progeny. They were originally completely invisible except via magic, so some powerful sorcerer cast a spell making them visible.

Over time, they've learned to alter the appearance using psychic powers, with the best vampires being the most hidden. This could also allow for the projection of rotting meet or whatever, too. But nice ideas anyway. Vampires are completely invisible by nature.

But via evolution humans evolved a sixth sense to sense this invisible predators. The sense refined over the generations, when everyone without vampire-sight was killed. Show 3 more comments. Insert joke at expense of twilight sparkling vampires here You could take this one step further by suggesting that if a vampire is very skilled and focused he may be able to control your perception of his reflection in a mirror as well, but it's very difficult and he has to do it for each person who sees the reflection.

I can imagine a vampire allowing one member of a group to see its true form in a mirror, so that their extreme reaction and panic gets them rejected from the group, leaving them without support against the vampire. I like the idea of a very powerful vampire walking in front of a mirror and blocking his reflection from all but the vampire hunter, just as a way of saying "yeah, I'm that powerful, I know your the one hunting me, bring it on. Seems a great way to taunt someone with your power.

A complex mirror situation or a surpise use of a mirror would trip him up and not produce the illusion, just like the handling of reflected light in ray-tracing. I agree the mirror would show a "true form" not invisible unless he was nominally invisible apart from the psycic projection. Jenn Jenn 2 2 silver badges 3 3 bronze badges. Breaking a mirror brings seven years of bad luck, because you have done damage to your soul. When a person has died, a window must be left open overnight, to allow their soul to escape, and all mirrors in the house must be covered, lest you catch a glimpse of their soul passing by.

Vampires and the unseelie, I believe have no reflection, as they have no soul. Photos capture a section of your soul too, of course. Terry Pratchett, Witches Abroad. A smashed mirror can be a powerful object in itself. The Snow Queen managed to capture Kay when a fleck of her mirror entered his eye and his heart.

Using one mirror is one type of magic; using two or more, causing infinite reflections, stretching your single soul out over infinite space, gives far more power but is damaging to you.


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