BulletproofBrony, Lurkmode Engaged
Joined Nov 13, 2011 at 12:58PM EST
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- I’m 21 years old and a student of history and political science at the University of Georgia. I’m currently working on my senior thesis with a research grant from the Center of Undergraduate Research Opportunities on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Counter-Enlightenment thought, especially as it relates to the French Revolution. I won the 2013 Pi Sigma Alpha essay contest in UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs on the question of whether American culture tends to emphasize being an individual over being a citizen. The essay can be read here.
I am a prolific writer. My friend and I frequently write essays in politics, philosophy, history, and world events.
Religiously, I am a Christian as a member of the Church of Christ at Oglethorpe. I do not believe that miracles occur in the modern day, that God “speaks” to individuals in the modern day except through the Bible, or that religious belief is a justification for political policy. In fact, I believe the two should be strictly separated.
That brings us to the next section: politics. I am a capitalist. That means I believe that the only reason any government should exist is the protection of the individual rights of its citizens. In essence, I believe that each man (or woman) is the owner of himself (or herself), and that to infringe on that ownership (i.e. to violate another’s rights) is the only thing the government has the authority to regulate. Anything more than that becomes a violation of man’s self-ownership in and of itself.Fluttershy is my favorite pony.
I find Catelyn Stark from Game of Thrones inexplicably attractive:
I’m also a fan of the Duchess of Cambridge.
My favorite movie score is from How to Train Your Dragon:
Political drama is, unsurprisingly, one of my favorite movie genres. Some of my favorite movies include Lincoln, Charlie Wilson’s War, Amazing Grace (2006), and The King’s Speech.
I think everyone should see the final Twilight movie (I went with my girlfriend -- she watches it for the lulz too) just to hear Kristen Stewart’s vampire sex talk. It’s side-splittingly hilarious.
I think Wreck-It Ralph deserved the Oscar for best animated film over Brave -- by a lot.
Even so, I love that Brave introduced me to Julie Fowlis. I want to use this song as a lullaby for future children -- it’s fantastic:
I’ll add more as I think of it, but you can also ask random questions and I may pick a few to field.
Somehow “Joseco” and “sex” tie into the story of Pinkie Pie blowing up the moon.
Luna’s trying to forget what happened the last time she drank?
The solution, my dear, is more drink.
And that was the day Arin Hanson decided to leave the fandom.
Ah, I remember when the same thing happened to me.
Yeah… yeah… the necklace…
That image just makes me want to lie down…
Mythbusters, featuring Backy and Pinkie Pie:
I live in Georgia. MFW:
Bye, Florida. It was nice having you as a neighbor.
Elizbeth:“I hardly believe a show about colourful talking ponies is worth watch, Captain Barbossa.”
Barbossa: “Aye. That’s exactly what I thought when first told of the tale. Buried on a TV channel of children’s shows that which cannot be found except by those who already have upgraded cable packages. Find it, we did. And there be the show… and inside, be the ponies. We watched them all! Recorded ’em, made fanfics of ’em and watched the ’em away with toys and fan art and fan-made episodes. But the more we watched the episodes away, the more we came to realize. In the off-season, the toys would not satisfy, fan art turned to ash before our eyes, nor the fan-made episodes in the world would harm or slake our lust. We are cursed men, Miss Turner. Compelled by by a love of ponies, we were. But now, we are consumed by them.”
>implying giving the government the authority to do this in the first place isn’t a problem
>implying people should only care if a policy violates their privacy/liberty directly
>implying people shouldn’t care if a policy violates someone else’s privacy/liberty
I was 8 when the guy who started these policies was first elected. Now I’m 21 and they’re still going on.
If you’re in Atlanta, you should hit up Cafe Momo on Peachtree St NW downtown for breakfast. It’s like $5 a pound of food, so I had a field day when I was in Atlanta for a conference in the Georgia-Pacific building right up the street.
Maisie is so adorkable. haha
Fact. Which is why I prefer girls for both company and sex.
Gotta say, magic would be useful during those donations. It’s hard to read a book without it.