Greetings, groovie people! I’m the self-proclaimed
Blue Dragon. Welcome to July’s “Question and Answer” for my patrons at the $10 level. I
do a monthly video for them answering different questions that they have and sometimes questions
that other people have, whenever they don’t have questions.
There’s always questions, right? Okay [giggles]. The background for this–it’s kind of a speed
paint. I’m doing a traditional art video with the handful of Copics I have. I have I think…6,
7, 8. Maybe 8 Copics? So…you use what you got, you don’t have to have a lot of colors
in order to create something. And the image that I am coloring is of Rhina, from “Dark
Horse.” The question and answer session is also about my comic “Dark Horse.” Links in the
description, for anyone who’s new to the channel. But yeah, I also have a Sakura Gel Pen, ’cause
I’ve been watching-or I watch Drawing with Waffles, and she uses it all the time. A bunch
of other people do, too. So I was like, when I finally got a chance and had a little bit
of extra cash, I was like “I’m gonna get one of those.” And so we got some. Actually, there’s
three. There’s three different sizes. And so far they write fairly smoothly and they
seem to work okay. I’m not a professional with Copics or the gel pens, but I like it
okay. So that’s what’s going on in the video. This month’s question and answer topic is
“Black Magic Woman.” If you like “Black Magic Woman-” if you like the Santana version, which
is a very good version. That whole album, that “Abraxas” was amazing! But if you want
to hear the original, it’s actually by Fleetwood Mac before the American’s took over. Not that
I don’t like, you know, a lot of their stuff with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham,
but I really like, uh, I like their old stuff, too. Like with Bob Welch and uh…Peter Green.
I like a lot of their old stuff. So I’m linking a video to the old school “Black Magic Woman”
song, which heck, who knows? Maybe they took it from some old blues people. People (musicians)
did that a lot back then. But yeah! So, I’m continuing the discussion
of black magic. This video I’m going to talk a little bit slower, ’cause I really have
to follow my notes to make sure that I’m not messing something up. And even then I’ll probably mess something up? So… sorry if I am confusing, but I am going to talk a little slower (to help that.) And this talk is probably going to extend into next month’s video also, ’cause it kind of a complex system. And I don’t even know why it’s this complex [yes I do,] because
it’s really not even going to become an issue until waaaay later in the Crystal Lotus Chronicles
series. It’s not really even going to be talked about
at all in “Dark Horse,” until there’s…there’s some kind of hints at what’s going on at the
very end of the series, which leads into the next series, so…
But anyway! You know, you guys can know this, and I was asked a question, so I’m gonna give
an answer. Okay so, the question is…it’s kinda a two part question. “How does black
magic work? And how is it different from other magic?
So I’m going to tackle the second part of the question first, because last video I touched
upon it, and I’m going to kinda recap a little bit here. But last video, last month, the
June Question and Answer, I talked about “soul power,” and I mentioned that the soul has
different charges. Now there’s other types of magics that are not necessarily related
to soul power. There are potions, there are scrolls, spells, there are objects that can
be used as conduits for magic. And if you are unable to tap into your own magic-your
own soul-there are ways for someone to perform magic without using their own soul power.
It’s not what the Crystal Lotus Warriors, or the Guardians of the Crystal Lotus are
doing, they’re using their own power, but like…in Act 2 [Revamp] Odysseus is using
an orb to teleport him and Kanna elsewhere in the park. They couldn’t go very far, ’cause
it was a very small spell. But that spell, that transportation spell, was encapsulated
in that orb that he was holding. ‘Cause he didn’t really know how to use much magic.
He could use a little bit that he picked up from serving under Keisuma, and also–well,
that’s gonna be…later on, so I’m not gonna talk about that, but–there are ways to use
magic that aren’t necessarily your own soul power. Those magical objects, they can get
magic from the trees, they can get it from the air, from water, whatever. An object can
also be used for more “Word of Wednesday,” inauspicious uses. Like storing souls, which
is something that Keisuma does with her ivory “stone,” which is really a bone. I talked
about that last video. Link here! Go watch it [gosh, bossy much?] But all souls in essence
are magic, or energy. And it’s not just human souls, it’s any being, really, I mean any
animal in this world has a soul, and those souls have magic. And that’s why sometimes
people will perform sacrifices with animals, that’s why you see a lot of that with black
magic practitioners, which I’ll get to later in the video.
But the soul itself is magical, and it has different charges. In the natural world, magic
is generally speaking either positive, or neutral. There’s a little bit of naturally
occurring negative energy, but negative energy in itself is extremely corrosive, and too
much of it will eat away at the world. It is very bad for the natural world and the
environment in general. Which one of the reasons why black magic is so–there’s several reasons
why its taboo, but that’s one of the reasons. It’s very damaging to the world, and most
people who use…well I’m gonna say people, ’cause they’re another races. But daemons
and faeries are still related to each humans in a way, they just evolved differently in
this world. So, they’re still people. So I’m going to refer to them as people. They’re
just different people. So most people don’t use that kind of magic
anyway, it’s not natural. And even black magic practitioners, they could very easily use
other types of magic, but they don’t. They use black magic [laughs meekly at self.]
So one of the big reasons why it’s taboo is because it is so damaging to the environment.
But it is also extremely cruel, which I’ll talk about in a few minutes.
So you’ve got the three charges, your positive, neutral, and negative. Normally when a person
passes away their soul either becomes positive, or stays positive, or goes neutral, and then
is absorbed into nature. There are occasions where a person’s will is so strong, and so
strongly negative that that is imbued upon the soul. In which case, that soul would have
an option of reincarnating, if that’s the will of the person who had the soul, or it
might just be some of that small trace of negative energy that’s in the world.
So, most negative souls will reincarnate into another person, into another body. But black
magic, what it does, is it forces the soul out of a body [and black magic is negative
charged souls to be clear] unwillingly. There are times when–oh I can’t get into this!
I’ll talk about the…next video I’ll talk about “willingness” and all that–but that
automatically, pulling it from an unwilling person will make the soul go negative, and
the easiest source, and one of the most sources, of black magic are humans, daemons, again,
people will do animal sacrifice, but really, the easiest targets are non-magic using humans.
Fae folk are a little better at defending themselves from black magic practitioners
than, you know, some layman human on the street who’s got no idea how to use magic. They’re
such an easier target. So that’s why they often times are the ones that are the victims
of black magic practitioners. But, “how does black magic work,” it’s basically–black
magic is negative energy, more often than not negative energy that is created by ripping,
tearing a soul, from a body. And another reason why it’s so taboo is because
that very act of ripping the soul from the body is extremely painful. Think about the–if
anyone out there has read the “His Dark Materials” trilogy by Phillip Pullman, I believe? Oh
my god! That series is amazing! Don’t watch the movie, they take all the teeth from out
of it. But think of how like, the daemons, how painful–that’s essentially those characters’
souls– and how painful that would be to pull your soul out of your body.
and what’s left behind is essentially the living body, which will either atrophy, um…be
kept alive and atrophy in hopes that maybe the soul can make it back. You know, it’s
basically a person who has gone into a coma. Or the body will, with no one sustaining it,
keeping it alive, will die. In some cases, if someone’s able to keep that
body alive [and animate it,] that would be an example of a zombie IF they’re able to reanimate it. But
it’s a pain in the butt to do that. It’s–nobody wants a zombie. ‘Cause you gotta take care
of it, you gotta control its every move, very few people want a zombie. So this is not gonna
become a zombie story folks, it’s really–there is A zombie in it, but it’s not… I mean
it’s very hard to control them, so there aren’t like a ton of zombies running around. And
you don’t become a zombie by being bitten by a zombie or..or any kind of disease in
this post-apocalyptic story. So I just want to make that very clear about
how I handle zombies in my story. And there aren’t very many of them.
So yeah! That’s really all I have time to talk about this week. Next month I’ll get
more into it. Question of the Week: The Negaverse! The Negative
World! What do you guys think about it? Do you like it, do you hate it as a bad guy,
or as a concept? What are you thoughts about characters using black magic? What kind of
black magic do you actually find fascinating? What would you define as black magic in your
own mind? Leave that below! Thank you so much for watching!
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