BulletproofBrony, Queen of Arendelle
Location: Durr Ham
Joined Nov 13, 2011 at 12:58PM EST
I’m 22 years old and a graduate of the University of Georgia in history and political science. I recently finished my senior thesis with a research grant from the Center of Undergraduate Research Opportunities on Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Counter-Enlightenment thought. 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 attending the Duke University School of Law. I will graduate with a law degree an an M.A. in History in 2017.
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.
… is tired of your dumbassery.
I’m on the right. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty far right (in the “libertarian” sense, though I don’t like that label), and I dislike the Religious Right far more than any group on the Left. The Left is pretty honest and consistent about what they want. The Religious Right says, “We want small government!” and then qualifies it with, “…except for gay marriage, and abortion, and stem cell research, and prayer in public schools, and creches in public school, and violence/gore/nudity in movies/video games/television, and drugs, and the surveillance state, and the military budget, and…”
Man, if I had a dollar for every time I fell for that one…
I’d have like…
Jihad Joe will do that regardless.
Hats, you say?
Here’s an idea: we let the two groups of ruthless killers kill each other, and we swoop in at the end, plant an American flag in Damascus, and string a “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” banner across an aircraft carrier.
Best strategy for handling civil wars ever.
Twi, I read more case law in a week than you can imagine.
If you thought Princess Celestia gave you a lot of reading, try going to law school.
U.S. foreign policy since the Cold War:
Make no mistake, I think the IS should be obliterated, but we haven’t had a clue what we’re doing in the MENA for decades, We need a more consistent, circumspect policy than playing “Whack-a-Terrorist” when they pop up as a result of the power vacuums we make.
Uploaded an image to his profile.
I watch MLP, and I approve this message.
Uploaded an image to My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
That, and with YouTube, developers can make a free pitch for themselves in video form. If it’s interesting and worthwhile, it’ll spread on its own.
Hell, even let’s play channels make for better game journalists than actual game journalists. There, you can watch them play firsthand and see if it’s worthwhile, even when the show is principally about comedy like Game Grumps and the like.
The way Elsa and Anna’s parents died:
The boat carrying Tarzan’s parents:
I might be a spoil sport here, but the way these two ships sank are quite different circumstances in the films -- storm as opposed to a fire. That, and the hair colors of the parents were different. I’m a big fan of headcanons, and have many of my own, but usually those are formed around what is not shown, rather than in spite of what is.
Truer macros have never been made.
Nine likes and no comments…
Does everyone wtcird?
Supposed to imply a different inflection of voice, either sing-songy, moving, or sensual in most cases.
The >implications conform to an early fan theory that Sweetie is Rarity’s daughter.
After all, if Rarity were Sweetie’s sister, the new a̶b̶o̶m̶i̶n̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ child would be her niece, not her “sister.”
Accidentally got my green thumb.
Consider it an upvote for the title.