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đŸĨ Easter in Modern Multimedia Perspective đŸ°đŸŖ🐇🐤


SoundEagle and Easter
Easter in Perspective

Regardless of your level of religiosity or secularity, irrespective of the complex origins and unresolved questions about Easter, and in spite of the ongoing interplay of commerce, tradition and mythology, SoundEagle hopes that you have had many wonderful, joyous and meaningful moments during Easter holidays in the past, present and future, and that you have already begun to find inventive ways to celebrate or commemorate this annual occasion with not just Easter bunnies, chicks and chocolate eggs, but also less materialistic pursuits that convey, reveal, encourage or highlight certain spiritual, historical, artistic and/or retrospective dimensions.

The pluralistic experiences offered to you right here in this entertaining multimedia post comprise beautiful presentations of Text Art, Photos, Videos, Computer & Web Graphics, as well as Games and Animations, many instances of which exemplify the malleability, permeability and cross-fertilization of ideas and cultures, whose fecundity, fluidity and visibility are often facilitated and enhanced by potent rendering tools and social media.

Under these scenarios, Easter has increasingly become a creative, thematic conduit through which fusion, experimentation, appropriation and transformation flow, and where reinterpreting, repurposing, recycling and reinventing can freely combine contrasting or opposing elements from the real and the imaginative, the mundane and the exotic, as well as the secular and the religious, the artistic and the scientific. Not surprisingly, many traditionally straightforward hobbies and hitherto simple pastimes have taken on more heterogeneous characteristics as they intermingle with other domains and interests, becoming more infused with the purviews of other fields and disciplines.

For example, those of you who are interested, inspired and creatively inclined may gather your favourite and most attractive (flowering) plants, bring them indoor or outdoor to enliven a particular space or corner by decorating and/or surrounding them with Easter gifts, souvenirs, memorabilia, jewellery, decor(ations), ornaments, plush toys and so on. Take photos or videos, then process and upload them to your choice of social media or social group, such as the âœŋ❀ Queensland Orchid International Facebook Group ❀âœŋ as a way of celebrating Easter in a modern multimedia perspective.

â’Ŋâ’ļⓅⓅⓎ â’ēâ’ļⓈⓉâ’ēⓇ

Queensland Orchid International Happy Easter (2)
Easter History

History’s “Bet You Didn’t Know” web series focuses on some of history’s little known facts.

Can also be viewed at history.com/topics/bet-you-didnt-know/videos#bet-you-didnt-know-easter-traditions
Easter Egg Animation

3D animated eggs seamlessly transition from one movie character to another.

The motion graphics are tightly timed up to an upbeat cinematic orchestral score provided by Imagem Production Music
Easter 2012

Kilogramme’s Easter card for 2012, designed and directed by Sam Jones.

Music by Paul Honey & Gordon Campbell — thecomposerworks.com
Enjoy the Sweets

Meet Sunny and Steve, the charming characters brought to life by MPC NY in a light-hearted short film written and directed under one roof by in-house talent Bill Dorais and Ty Coyle – just in time for Easter. The short film tells a humorous tale of an office worker as he struggles with a protective, seemingly innocent bunny on a quest for sweets.

To find out more, check out: moving-picture.com/work/mpc-shorts-sunny-and-steve-enjoy-the-sweets
Easter Golf
Swing World
3D Pink Rabbit
Embed from Getty Images
Easter Text Art

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Easter Poem

Sad Easter Bunny with Two Easter Eggs

Where did all the chocolate go?
I had so much last week
But now I cannot find it
No matter where I seek?

It seems strange that it is gone
There was a plentiful supply
But it’s nowhere to be seen
And I really don’t know why

Ok I did eat some of it
Back on Easter Sunday
And I consumed a little more
During Bank Holiday Monday

And yes I might have had some
On Tuesday after lunch
And a delightful bit of Easter Egg
On Wednesday I did munch

But on Thursday there was plenty left
I know because I had some
And though I tried hard to abstain
On Friday I did succumb

But I hadn’t finished all of it
As Saturday was dawning
So I might have had a smidgen
To see me through the morning

But now it seems to have all gone
What has become of it?
And here’s another mystery
My trousers don’t now fit!

James Proclaims

Easter Food
Easter lunch in Brisbane, Australia, 2019 (21 April 2019, 12:51:39)

Easter lunch in Brisbane, Australia, 2019 (21 April 2019, 12:51:39)

Święconka, Blessing Easter Basket at the Polish church in Brisbane (20 April 2019, 11:33:30)

Święconka, Blessing Easter Basket at the Polish church in Brisbane (20 April 2019, 11:33:30)

Easter Game

Click here to Play “Coding for Carrots” in Celebrating 50 years of Kids Coding.

Taking Easter Seriously
The following text and image are sourced from Matt Barsotti’s post named “Taking Easter Seriously – Revised & Enhanced”, which is published on his excellent blog entitled “Jericho Brisance: Writings and Resources on Religion, Science, and Politics”:

Many Christians read the Easter stories year upon year, as I did for several decades, yet we never compare them in detail. As a consequence, we often do not realize that they are not telling the same story. There are indeed contradictions in the texts, but it is very important to move beyond “mere contradiction” — the issues with our gospels are far more extensive than that. Comparison against the historical record and assessing the gospels for trends of legend development are probably far more crucial. As with many non-believers, I left Christianity specifically because of the Bible, and because I considered and examined its content very seriously indeed.

Perhaps it is time for more Christians to take the Bible and our Easter stories seriously.

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Taking Easter Seriously

Easter by the Numbers

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49 comments on “đŸĨ Easter in Modern Multimedia Perspective đŸ°đŸŖ🐇🐤

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  4. Really beautiful….🙂🤗

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  5. What an eggstravaganza!!!! :))) Happy Easter, SoundEagle.

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  6. Another EGGcellent post, SoundEagle 😉
    … gotta ❤ that 3D pink rabbit! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

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  7. Your graphics are always lovely. Sadly, in this instance, they overshadow the spiritual meaning of Easter.

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  8. Excellent post, SoundEagle!
    I hadn’t considered Easter in such a secular sense as a melting pot for culture, ideas, and traditions. It is indeed a chance for culture to merge and evolve. It’s always nice when our festivities take on this mantle for newness and growth!

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  9. Nice idea sharing. 🙂

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  10. Virtual celebrations may be our spiritual enhancement! ❤ī¸â¤ī¸â˜•ī¸â˜•ī¸

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  11. Please follow me back 🙏

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  12. I could not help but return to this joyful post, SoundEagle. For Christians, Easter has spiritual significance beyond any other day on the calendar. We believe that Christ rose from the dead to restore the relationship between God and man damaged by sin. May God’s love surround you. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  13. You have wonderfui information but your posts are so long. It would take all evening to just enjoy one post of yours. Wish they were shorter.

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  14. To get lost in the facts/or lack of them is to miss the intent of the Bible which is the revelation of God’s Love and Grace as demonstrated through Jesus and his life and teachings.

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  15. Except, Rothpoetry, not everyone is a Christian, but everyone can enjoy a good laugh.

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  16. I enjoyed the variety of content and stories, thank you. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend đŸŖ

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  17. SE, as always I am wow’d at the sheer amount of content you have made available (and being a poet myself, I particularly enjoyed the poem that you shared with us). Your graphics are lovely and I am always impressed with your text art. I have to say that I am fascinated at what it is that makes you tick – I feel like you could be creating content like this for profit, but you do it for free here for us.

    Yours,
    David

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  18. Wow you are very talented!

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  19. My dear young friend, life is great when it is a creative bubble. I have sampled your wonderful offerings, but am currently editing a 363-page book for a publisher, and have multifarious other commitments, so haven’t the time for an exhaustive exploration.
    Just this morning, I was notified that a nice lady’s interview of me has gone live. If you are interested in just words without multimedia, you can find our conversation here: http://dbator.blogspot.com/2021/04/an-interview-with-dr-bob-rich-about-his.html
    Continue being the unique flying wonder that you are,
    Bob

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  20. Love the ‘Make’ egg animation! A most enjoyable history of Easter. 🙂

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  21. Easter is steeped in history some fact and some fiction and some where lines are blurred…it is also a very colourful time of year and you have many very pretty images too many to have outright favourite…Alas Easter is not celebrated here as I live in a predominately Buddhist country…But I have my own thoughts and memories of Easter:)

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  22. Happy Easter, SoundEagle – this is a really exhaustive piece on the festival, and you’ve clearly put a lot of very hard work into it. I did like some of the videos, especially the one about the origins of the Easter bunny, which told me much I really didn’t know before. Great work!

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  23. This is a very comprehensive post, with a great deal for everyone to think about.
    One aspect which made me think, is when you look at the big picture how much Easter is a time of colour and a more natural joy to its celebration. Christmas as a secular time is filled with angst and trials over the present ‘thing’, a lot of folk getting together who don’t want to get together, folk getting drunk and subsequent events lots would rather forget and for folk on their own it really bring home the loneliness. Whereas Easter is simple joy, and for secular folk an almost innocent sort; yeah we know business cleans up on chocolate eggs and ‘fluffies’ but there is still that innocence (or if you are a genuine pagan- the coming of Spring). This post highlights that. I did enjoy all the reader can dip into some many aspects- The ‘Chocolate’ Poem I could relate too! Very witty and observational.
    Being Christian I naturally zeroed in on the ‘Taking Easter Seriously’ post. I simply have to do a riposte to that- not the heavy theological type, or ‘the spluttering angry’ one; nope this will be a Big Picture type- Watch my space.
    Best wishes to you for this week, season, year and all the times ahead.

    Roger
    UK

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  24. If anything is about recycling, it’s Easter! Thanks for bringing that to light! A blessed and happy Easter season to you!

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  25. Wow! Thank you for pouring so much effort into delivering some vibrant, animated graphics! I also love the new webdesign theme updates that you’ve created as well!

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  26. Beautiful such a great artwork . Thank you

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  27. What a charming array of Easter and Spring graphics! I went down them one by one w/ great enjoyment. You are a real artist, SoundEagle!

    I had no idea Easter ranked so high on the candy hit parade (ha, ha). The little eggs were all charming…and so inventive. For Christians like myself, of course, Easter remains above all a religious celebration. But the joy it brings takes many forms.

    Thank you for putting so much time and effort into this project. Your kind heart shines in your work for all the world to see.

    Blessings,

    A. ❤ 🙂 ❤

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  28. I’ve made a cursory review of your post. I cannot imagine the work you invested. I enjoyed all of your animations and particularly liked the Sunny and Steve film. I intend to return to “Taking Easter Seriously,” and “Easter by the Numbers.” Excellent work. I look forward to more of your posts.

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  29. Beautiful tribute to Easter SE…. and loved your little Easter egg animation too…. Your art work superb.. I trust you had a lovely Easter Weekend.. as did I.. Quiet and peaceful we even had some snow today.. Not unusual for Easter.. But when temps were record high in the UK the other day for this time of year to plummet to freeze and then snow… lol thankfully its not settled..
    Have a beautiful week …. Take care.. 🙂 Sue 💚

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    • Dear Sue,

      In this time of renewal and in the spirit of Easter, let us wish each other “Joyeuses PÃĸques”!

      More importantly, SoundEagleđŸĻ… would like to commend you for composing your well-written post entitled “Warriors of Light Walk Free”, in which you have purposefully highlighted the following paragraph:

      Easter reminds us of Rebirth, of Ascension, and the Glory of God/Source and the Miracles of an emergence out of a sealed tomb, into the Light. We are now emerging from our shadow selves, into the LIGHT of our Pure selves.

      After perusing your said post, SoundEagleđŸĻ… was delighted to receive insightful encouragements through your inspiring messages and uplifting wisdom calling us to go forth and flood the world with light to keep darkness at bay. Once again, please know that your kindness and friendship are deeply appreciated.

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  30. Wow, that’s a lot of info, and a ton of graphics. I agree with much of it, and find it interesting. Didn’t quite appreciate Jericho’s atheist-inspired infographic, but everyone’s entitled to their view of things. But I visited his site too, and read his comments about having been raised in a heretical religion before joining a Christian church, which he later left, and I suspect it was his experience with the former that undermined his faith in God.

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  31. What a wonderful post on Easter!
    Thank you!

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  32. What a masterpiece you have created here, SE. I cannot even begin to surmise the time and effort and research you put into this post, not mentioning all the graphic designs you did. Stunned, impressed, my head is saying WOW! with great admiration for you efforts. Thank you for inviting me over. So totally enjoyed this post!! xo

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  33. Very nice and colourful. Love the pictures of the traditional Easter food. Looks Polish!

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