I've seen a lot of comments on Google+ regarding the apparently notorious inaccuracy and incompetence of Imperial Stormtroopers in the Star Wars universe. I'm not entirely sure where this notion first appeared, but I believe it may have come from video games, such as the Jedi Knight franchise.
It's that time of year again. Yes, right after a holiday designed for us to reflect on our gratitude, we immediately begin greedily wishing for things we don't have! So, in the spirit of the holidays, here's what I would like for Christmas.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the traditional American holiday where families gather to feast and consider the blessings they have to be grateful for. Showing gratitude can lift your spirits, and when you realize how blessed you are, you'll find that many complaints your have about your life will seem less important.
Happy Halloween, everyone! I'm not trick-or-treating this year, but then I rarely do; there're just too many people out, it's such a crowd.
Since I'm a brony, I prefer to call it Nightmare Night. For those of you who aren't familiar with the episode "Luna Eclipsed", here's a special way of asking for candy:
Such a Fright
Give us something Sweet to Bite!
I haven't been writing as much as I wish, but I've been very busy with lots of things that need doing.
However, I thought I would share one of the projects I've been working on for the past couple weeks! I recently started a one-hour radio show on Bronydom Network, and I've been broadcasting my own selection of brony songs and doing dedications and the like. It's every Friday evening from 7:00 - 8:00 pm Pacific time, or 0300-0400 UTC.
My headline doesn't do justice to the lack of justice or regard for rule of law in this country. Following the government shutdown, many government websites and services went offline and ceased operation, including all the National Parks and Monuments. The hype was that only non-essential services would be canceled, but that important things like emergency services, the army, and national safety systems would remain operational for the duration of the shutdown.
However, it has become clear that this is being used a publicity stunt by both sides of the line, Democrats and Republicans. And the most disgusting abuse of power is right in the White House.
The national Amber Alerts website, amberalerts.gov, has been closed. For those of you that don't know, the Amber Alerts system is a method of spreading the news about missing children as soon as they're reported missing, in case they were kidnapped (that's a simplified description; it's actually a lot more complicated than that). But the contrast is what's striking.
First Lady Michelle Obama has been operating a fitness program called "Let's Move!", which is all about encouraging exercise to "fight obesity". However, unlike the majority of government websites, like the Department of Justice and NASA, the "Let's Move!" program for some reason has been deemed "necessary", and is still up. You can see for yourself at www.letsmove.gov.
So, I see a very blatant and criminal abuse of power going on here. And guess what? You can't even petition the President anymore, because, while the whitehouse.gov site is still up (with a warning that information on it may not be up-to-date), the petition system We the People has been suspended. Surprised? I wasn't.
Call your senators and representatives, call the White House, and share with your friends. The political bozok-draaf must end. The politicians in Washington DC are destroying this country. They need to end their petty quarrels, and write a freaking budget! Most families in the United States can do it, so why shouldn't they?
Lost sahvot ko daar hren tiid,
This weekend is the 183rd semi-annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
For the first time ever, I watched/listened to all three Saturday sessions. I missed President Monson's "state of the church" talk, but I'll watch it again later.
Apparently, there are over 15 million members of the church worldwide, and there are now 80,000 full-time missionaries. That's super cool! This means that approximately 0.21% of the world's population are Mormon.
Don't forget to watch tomorrow's sessions, as well! There are always things in General Conference that will touch our hearts.
Pruzah avond, fahdoni.
Another review of My Little Pony fan fiction for you guys!
Yet another HiE (Human in Equestria) fic, Through the Well of Pirene, by Ether Echoes, stands out, it's quality writing and engaging characters help it to shine through the bajillions of other HiE fics out there.
The story focuses around a teenage girl, Daphne, and her younger sister, Amelia. After having a falling out, Amelia ends up being led into Equestria and turned into a pony by goblins, while Daphne desperately tries to find and save her (she also got ponified by a magical wand that will remind you of the Wabbajack). There's a lot more to this story, including horses, guns, quirky relationships, a long-lost friend, and more, but I won't spoil it for you.
In summary, even if you avoid Human in Equestria stories as if they were so much toxic waste, you should give Through the Well of Pirene a try; you'll be glad you did.
Pruzah sul, dii fahdon.
I decided to try starting this up again; I just have to remember to write every Sunday.
In the last few days I have been reminded quite forcefully about the importance of being grateful for things we have, and how this gratitude can uplift our spirits and help us be truly happy. Think about your blessings, and consider how rich and wonderful your life is! There are definitely more reasons to rejoice than to mourn.
Last night I spent several hours scouring the Internet, searching for an article or forum post somewhere that would tell me how to have those beautiful red sunrises and sunsets that I've been seeing in screenshots on the Skyrim Nexus. However, nowhere did I see anything that in a single, simple sentence answered my question. So, I decided to share the fruits of my labors with you, so that any other poor soul who wishes for those nice colors knows how to get them.
To have colorful sunrises and sunsets in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you must install an ENB. For more details on that, go here: http://enbdev.com/.