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Location and content notes for "A Rainbow Is Not Afraid"

These are the location and content notes for "A Rainbow Is Not Afraid."

“A rainbow is not afraid of showing its true colors because it knows it is beautiful inside out.”
Matshona Dhliwayo

This poem follows:
"Necessary Conversations" story by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer

"Water Colors" poem by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith

Velana International Airport (VIA) (IATA: MLE, ICAO: VRMM) is the main international airport in the Maldives. It is located on Hulhulé Island in the North Malé Atoll, nearby the capital island Malé. The airport is well connected with major airports around the world, mostly serving as the main gateway into the Maldives for tourists. It is managed financially and administratively by an independent corporate entity known as Maldives Airports Company Limited (MACL).

This is an example of the floating docks that provide a mini-airport to service seaplanes. The same equipment is used for auxiliary teleport pads with the addition of a beacon in the center.

Emanata (singular emanatum) -- perceptible manifestations of a superpower emerging from a person or super-gizmo, literally "things that emanate." This is the umbrella term, and there are various subtypes. Some of the nomenclature overlaps with terms used in graphic art to describe symbolic parts of a drawing. Emanata often include such things as sounds, visual distortions (similar to heat waves), or sparkles, or. Less common are physical emanata such as the splashes of color left by some melting teleporters; liquid emanata are called plewds. Gusts of wind can be either emanata generated from scratch or disturbances of extant atmosphere(s) caused by superpower use; these are called whiffits, and the commonly associated clouds of dust are briffits.

White dolphins may be leucistic or albino. The pink color may be from sunburn or blood vessels showing through skin.

Sperm whales spout forward and left.

Wild dolphins seem to have learned tailwalking from captive ones, and in T-Maldives, they consider it a form of dancing.

The 'awrah is the amount of body that must be covered for modesty according to Islam. It means "nakedness," but more specifically, "vulnerability." That is, it should be covered not out of shame but for its protection. Exact details vary from one culture or even individual to another, as many competing interpretations exist. Particular to T-Maldives, they consider it unremarkable if a man has a "high 'awrah," that is, he covers his nipples because he feels naked when exposing them. Conversely, "low 'awrah" refers to covering the complete knee, rather than just enough of it to ensure the upper leg does not show.
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