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Iron RiderOn iron horses do we ride
to death or glory side by side
where we're going, we don't know
where we've been is a tale of woe
Engines screaming into the night
Warriors riding out of site
Each a heart and soul of black
All must fear is iron wolf pack
We ride together in life and death
for each other we'd give our last breath
no home, of love we seek to find
all are alien to the mind
On iron horses do we ride
in life and death side by side
where we're going god only knows
But for sure it will be a tale of woe.
Lost soulsThe lost souls ever seeking
For what was not meant to be
By the paths of moon and sun
By the rise and fall of the sea
The warrior seeks redemption
The sinner seeks in kind
The forgotten seeks for memories
The mad seek for piece in mind
Their stories wide and varied
As countless as stars in the midnight sky
As fish doth seek the deep dark waters
As the bird doth seek the sky
All seek for something better
For passion doth ensnare the mind
Keep oh keep the wild heart open
The only shield of the impassioned mind
Rise now oh lost travelers
Keep searching far and wide
For at the end of life's long journey
all you seek you'll surely find
Love for the broken hearted
Healing for the tortured mind
Rest for those who always wonder
A home eternal does lost souls find.
self made gilded cageWe lose ourselves in fantasy in order to escape reality, a gilded cage of the mind made by our own actions and choices, wether to escape a hard reality or the protect a wounded and scared mind and heart is matters not; When that cage of gilded bars inevitably come crashing down, and those broken and tattered hearts and those shattered minds are once again laied out and open to the world we stand in silent awe of all that we refused to see.
My Creed.obligandi radix familia: The binding Roots of Family. My personal creed. The Code in which I live my life. Some one once said that every person needs a code to live by. I find it odd that most don't chose a code that is just their own. Most choose one from a group. But mine is not. Modeled after my family crest. This Creed signifies the ties that bind. Family, it is our root were we come from. no mater how far we travel, no mater how much we change there is one place were can be ourselves, were we can be at peace, with family. By blood, or by breath family is the rock, root, the foundation in which we start our lives. This creed signifies that we always have a place to return to.
I urge all to find their own creed, their own code, and then pass it to your children.
For that is what family does it gives you the foundation in which to begin.
Anthony Brandt Other things may change us, but we start and end with family
Free WillFunny how things usually go with some people. Some people say that destiny is unchangeable a ending of our lives dictated by god himself. others say that there is no destiny but death and everything else is just random chance. I think that chance is merrily god at work. The Lord is not know now to be a blatant being now a days. He works his work with the a subtly that is beyond approach, to the point that some have stopped believing in him. which is completely senseless. What do people think in this day and age that the lord would still be throwing fire and brimstone around, turning people into pillars of salt, to queiting the storm, parting the redsea? NO, after the last sacrifice to him, his own son by his will, he stopes all that. He gave us the reigns so to speak. The lord may know what will happen to us and have a design for us, but that does not mean we will reach it. He gave us Freewill for a reason. We decide our fates, our lives. If we wish to live in his grace or live with ou
The lone Travlerthe lone traveler
a lone wolf
with a coyote spirit
where he may
but content to
forever walk alone
the wind his brother
the road his home
walking with others
but always walking alone
eating when he hungers
drinking when he thrusts
sleeping when he tires
but always alone
no love to remember
no past to regret
he lives how he wishes
but lives always alone
many live as him
but not many as free
as a hawk on the wing
as a shark in the sea
family long gone
alone to grieve
a wolf of a lost pack
a coyote to be.
howling in regret
of things left unsaid
of debts unpaid
last of his line
what of that is left to say
left to walk the earth alone
the lost wolf's heart seeking a home
stopped by the coyote spirit seeking to roam.
MERCY MILD CONCLUDING REMARKS
I cannot express how much of a healing process went on during the writing of this series. I am so very close to healing from my unfortunate childhood, and bringing that lost little boy back from where he has languished and into the arms of his older self, who loves him so much. I continue a regimen of both medicine and counseling which keeps me able to function and be the best father and husband I can be to my family. I currently take Lexapro, Abilify, and Xanex. My therapy consists of weekly visits for EMDR and Bio Feedback. Most days are very good for me, and I have no problems, but there are some days where I have flashbacks and need help.
I am no longer ashamed to call myself a victim of abuse. I now hold my head up high and speak out against spousal and child abuse every chance I get. The damage caused by abuse is long lasting and most times never heals. Here I am almost 32 years removed from my abuser, and I am still sick an
Questions for the Communists, Nazis, and Similar.As the title states, I have some questions for people who DA who follow things like Communism or Nazism. So without further ado-
Why do you follow an ideology that committed some of the worst acts of censorship in the 20th Century?
Why do you follow an ideology that stifles(and in nearly all cases punishes) any creativity that is not in line with the central leadership?
Why do you follow an ideology that doesn't permit individual/free-thinking which is practically key for artists and writers?
Why do you follow an ideology that demands that a painting or story's meaning is not decided by the creator or reader/viewer but by the central leadership?
Why do you follow an ideology that has no problem killing or imprisoning artists or writers if they creates things that go against the central leadership?
Environmentalist? Nah.Why I don't call myself an environmentalist even though I believe in protecting and caring for God's creation.
Caring for nonhuman things and creatures is nothing new. God gave humanity the responsibility to care for creation, and since then farmers, merchants, pet owners, gardeners, monks and more have learned by trial and error, from professional to apprentice, how to care for the animals and plants they use; they even became familiar with nonliving things, learning to clean and reserve water, and to use soil carefully. Draining of resources due to mismanagement and overuse has lead to quite a few falls of various cultures and civilizations, and even today we are seeing people becoming sick in urban areas where they are not getting adequate air and water. The connection between a healthy world and a healthy population is undeniable.
For me, it goes even deeper than physical necessity. The frayed relationship between mankind and nature is a stark reminde
Question for Hogwarts
HARRY POTTER: WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
HARRY: Hmm, the Triwizard Trophy depends on me guessing this right, so there must be more to this riddle than there seems. Let's think, a chicken, a road, what reason…birdfeed on the other side? He's being chased by something on this si—what, it's a trick question! He crossed the road…to get to the other side!
RON: Maybe he had to save his friend from the bloody Dursleys!
HERMIONE: chicken: a small, flightless bird…
VERNON DURSLEY: CHICKENS DO NOT CROSS ROADS! That's just a load of rubbish!
PETUNIA DURSLEY: I think I saw that disgusting animal leaving the sidewalk while I was spying on the neighbors this morning. I mean, when I was watering the flowers.
DUDLEY DURSLEY: Chicken? You mean like a chicken-sundae? Mum, I want a chicken sundae, NOW! I WANT CHICKEN SUNDAE MUUUUM!
HAGRID: Aw, chickens are borr'n. Let's talk about dragons or giants or someth'n.
DUMBLEDORE: This is a complicated question,
Deep Cliff #24 What's Up With Miley Cyrus
Question: What’s With Miley Cyrus?
Hello, and welcome to yet another Deep Cliff, where I listen to your questions and bring you in depth answers. I’ve got a few new questions to answer, but some of them will require some careful thought before I answer them, so in the mean time…I’ll address an old one that I got some time ago from a friend.
I love to listen to music. In my opinion, music is more than just entertainment…it’s art. Music can move people through beautiful and meaningful lyrics, powerful beats, soothing melodies, and so on. I for one have always loved classical music, but I believe there is something good to be found in all genres. Mika prefers the techno and dubstep style music, which I enjoy as well, but not to the same degree. Music impacts all people and in different ways. For this reason, I often catch myself reviewing and critiquing music. I’ll be driving with the radio on and, when a song comes on that I haven’
Editorial: Puzzles and Minigames in RPGsSince players spend most of their time in role-playing games exploring and fighting battles, developers might make it a point to keep things outside those various aspects more interesting, which is where puzzles and minigames come into play. If done well, they can be enjoyable diversions, but if not, they can really distract from the player’s experience with a game. This editorial will explore how to do things right in terms of puzzles and minigames and how to make things go wrong.
Some videogame franchises such as Zelda and Wild Arms are partially puzzle-centric, with both series having riddles centering on the use of tools necessary to solve them. Some puzzles may require swapping between tools to solve, while others actually don’t involve tools at all, the game sometimes providing a clue on what to do to solve one of a game’s many tricky riddles. Sometimes, puzzles may come to the point of being difficult and drive a player to seek guidance from a walkthrough, in t
Editorial: The Point of No ReturnYou’re playing an RPG and don’t think twice about keeping more than one save file, instead constantly overwriting the same file whenever you save your hard-earned progress in the game. However, you ultimately reach a point, maybe in a long dungeon, when you wish to turn back and level up a little or purchase better equipment for your party, except you can’t. Congrats, you’ve just encountered a point of no return.
Points of no return, frankly, are an element that simply should not exist in RPGs, alongside the potential to not be able to win a game at all. One particularly notable offender in this aspect is the Squaresoft (now Square-Enix) RPG Saga Frontier, which in this writer’s experience was king of this trope, and one of the main reasons he couldn’t beat the game in over seven years after acquiring it as a present, the thought not having crossed his mind of grinding and/or learning and using a secret skill that was literally the difference
Can Machines Be Villains?
This is sort of Part 2 of my last blog entry. When asking what distinguishes villains from other antagonists, I concluded that the presence of personal malice and deliberation behind a being's actions was the determining factor. Characters like the Predator, Hans Gruber, and the Wicked Witch can definitely be classified as villains because they are knowingly and willingly harming other characters. But what about other famous antagonists such as the Terminator, Agent Smith, and the HAL 9000? Those bad guys aren't of the same makeup as the previous four. They're all at least partially made from artificial elements, and one of those elements may or may not be artificial intelligence. If an entity functions strictly on artificial intelligence, then it's only "thinking" the way that someone else designed it to think. It lacks awareness, free will, and a true sense of what's right or wrong.
With that being said, can a robot, computer, computer program, or any other mechanical antagonist trul
The passage of time It is funny how time can change one's perception of things, some times it is not a day or two after the fact but now nine years later that a lot of detales come to life. I can still remember that day. I guess myself and my family are somewhat different from the norm in the regard of where we where that day nine years ago. while the rest of the country was still in shock and just starting to grieve. My family was already grieving. Having lost a close family member days before. Now I am not trying to belittle the events that occurred that day, or the many families that lost loved ones. this is my perspective nothing more or less. I still remember as if it was yesterday. We were in the funeral procession when my mothers father call us and told us that the first tower was hit. I recall my mother asking him what movie was he watching, thinking he was just kidding, but of course he wasn't. I find it strange that it is only after the fact that I realized the scop
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