"Let it burn."
Queen of the Flame, by Rika Chan.
Drawings by John Pusateri
New Zealand based artist John Pusateri creates near photo-realistic drawings of beautifully colored owls using pencils, charcoal, and pastels. Pusateri currently teaches in the Department of Architecture at Unitec New Zealand and currently has a number of works available through Seed Gallery.
I love this so much especially Malfoy’s mug!
Drawn by CaptBexx
So, I’ve been thinking about soul gems and I came to a realization. The soul gems are all placed at locations that correspond to their wish. So, I’m going to analyze their wishes and how it affects the location of their soul gems.
If you recall, Mami wished to survive a devastating car crash. Simply put, she didn’t want to die. I think that’s fairly safe to assume. The soul gem being placed on her head signifies this, because one’s life is centered around the mind. It’s about awareness. She wants to be aware of her life, thus the soul gem is on her head.
Kyouko made a wish entirely for the benefit of her father. It was a purely selfless wish with unforeseen consequences. However, since the wish was completely selfless, it’s placed near the heart.
This one is strange, because there are two places I need to talk about.
The first placement, similar to Kyouko, is near the heart. This makes complete sense, considering how her first wish was to save a cat. Madoka is the definition of selfless. However, when she made that final ultra mega super duper wish, her soul gem was somewhere completely different.
You see, in the last episode, her soul gem is the size of a comet. It’s completely separate from Madoka. In other words, she made a truly selfless wish that benefits pretty much everyone (people, magical girls, witches, not Incubators).
Homura’s soul gem is placed on her hand. In many Western Cultures, the hand is a symbol of marriage. Her wish was to protect Madoka. The hand is also a symbol of chivalry. Make of that what you will.
Let’s see where her soul gem is…
I get it.