By Lihli Nherusa
“Oh, um.. Hi? I hope this letter gets to you in one piece since I don’t really trust these moogles to take it and not read it. So! I seem to be having an issue that I’m unsure of how to deal with. You see. I’m in love with my best friend but he doesn’t love me but his friend loves me but I don’t love her because well, I don’t swing that way and to make matters worse, he loves her and she doesn’t like him that way because, yea, in to women and apparently me. So how can I get my friend to understand his efforts are in vain and that he should just pay attention to me or even another straight female? Also, does purple clash with brown?
Truly, what a lovely question! It is not often that I get asked about theory of colours and how to use them properly within the confines of an outfit.
Much of colour theory revolves around several different terms to instruct you on how to formulate colour sets: analogous, complementary, triadic, tetradic, quadrilateral, etc. For the purpose of this instruction, we will be taking an extensive look at quadrilateral colour combinations.
There are three primary colours: red, blue, and yellow. The secondary colours are orange, purple, and green. I am certain that you can see where I am going with such things. With each mix of the secondaries with primaries there are tertiary colours as well. Browns and purples may fall into either the secondary or tertiary colours depending on which shade you are wishing to use. Quadrilateral schemes take four of each colour that is directly across from each other; if you are picturing the colours as if on a wheel then it would be as if you stuck a square in the center of them and picked out the colours at each four points. For the example we are seeking, purple would be paired with both orange, blue, and yellow.
But you must not only think of these such things! You must also think of how the different shades work. It is inadvisable to pair a darker purple with a much darker brown. I advise you to stay away from muddying the colours too much with such things; if you pair a lighter purple with a darker brown, it will look wonderful! A paler purple and a doeskin? How lovely.
I wish you great luck with your fashion choices! As for your other matter, I have only one simple statement: speak to them as adults do.
May Nymeia guide you.
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By Talman Chryses, Pictures By Shio Maeda
Champions: Team Starside/Starbomb
Offense: Zigovali Rigovali, Astrologian and "King of Cards"
"Spellguard is a fantastic opportunity. Not for competitors alone, but for those wishing to hone their skills and study their art. Every time I compete, I learn something new about my capabilities; win or lose, every match is a lesson."
Defense: S'kye, arcanist
"Nothing is impossible! If a giant monster can live in the moon, you can do anything!"
Second Place: Women in Black
Offense: Edda Vincents, instinctual thaumaturge
Defense: Byldaigeim Tutylwyn, astrologian
-The use of a gravity manipulation spell cast by S'kye proved very useful to Team Starside in the first round. The resulting bubble could push, pull or absorb various projectiles, though it eventually collapsed. S'kye refrained from casting another so as to avoid damaging the battlefield.
-S'kye also showed the audience several unconventional uses of a carbuncle, such as a bat and a shield. The ruby carbuncle, affectionately known as "Brick", came out of the match unscathed to everyone's surprise.
-Zigovali's lavish displays of offensive astromancy, focusing on the use of cards rather than an Astroglobe, were only checked by his wife, overseer Shoshopu Shopu, whose straightforward and effective tactics nearly won the first round for her impromptu team with Ulemo Tesheremo.
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