BulletproofBrony, Queen of Arendelle

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Joined Nov 13, 2011 at 12:58PM EST


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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.

Recent Activity

Commented on Auschwitz Selfie

I agree. People do stupid, insensitive things all the time. Sure, be like, “That’s not cool or acceptable, don’t do that again,” but this is mild compared to turning a rape victim into a photofad, or Westboro Baptists generally speaking.

Jul 23, 2014 at 11:03PM EDT

Commented on Greenpeace

Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, not to be respected for it.

On a site where approval manifests itself in the form of red or green thumbs, people with unpopular opinions will get their red thumbs.

They can still talk and debate all they want, but that doesn’t mean anyone will -- or should -- take them seriously.

Opinions are just that. They are of no real significance. Carefully crafted, logical arguments (which are not conducive to this site) are more appropriate in such matters..

Jul 14, 2014 at 09:51PM EDT

Commented on d85.jpg

Look, I’m not a fan of Hamas. In fact, so long as the states neighboring Israel are headed by parties like Hamas and Hezbollah who have Islamist government and opposing the recognition of Israel as their platform, I don’t believe lasting peace will be possible -- two-state or otherwise.

But it’s a more complicated issue than happy-go-lucky image macros can or should address.

And there’s a lot of vitriol around this,so I’m ducking out after this comment. To all else, flame wars are easy. Gentlemanly, civil discussions of politics are hard.

Jul 13, 2014 at 10:43PM EDT

Commented on Luna tries standup

A Handy, Abridged Guide to Medieval Words
Thou = “you” (subject; “Thou art from Canterlot.”)
Thee = “you” (object; “I will smite thee!”)
Thy = “your” (adjective; “Thy mane is glorious.”)
Thine = “your” or “yours” (pronoun; “I shall prepareth the house for my relatives. Art thou prepared for thine?”
We = “I” for royalty (pronoun; “We use the ‘royal we.’”)
Our = “my” for royalty (pronoun; “Our crown is most glorious.”)

Thus, I read the caption as, “You would not say your sister is fat, but she can fit the whole sun on your backside.”

Sorry about all that. Thus concludes my one Grammar Nazi post for the month.

Jul 12, 2014 at 12:38PM EDT

Commented on 9fc.jpg

You have a right to your opinion. And everyone is acknowledging it, as evidenced by the dozen or so people who saw it, read it, and downvoted it.

It just so happens to be that everyone is of the opinion that they dislike your opinion, and on a website where approval or disapproval manifests itself in the form of green or red thumbs respectively, that means you’ll be receiving red thumbs. And unless you’re appealing to a double-standard here, they’re just as entitled to express their opinion as you are.

Here you’re faced with a dilemma: you can either share your opinion and receive the reaction that you already know you’re going to get, or you can keep your opinion to yourself, thereby avoiding the backlash.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too. And if neither of those options are preferable, there are millions of other sites out there. I don’t say that to be mean, but I do say it as a point of fact. Clearly complaining won’t help you here, so perhaps there are better communities for you.

TL;DR: Decide what’s most important to you -- sharing your opinion, or avoiding criticism. It’s the Internet. You can’t do both.

Jul 12, 2014 at 02:44AM EDT

Commented on the future is here!

Yeah, it’s awesome. It looks like the same animation style as Paperman, which is a 3D base with 2D details drawn on top.

Jul 12, 2014 at 12:58AM EDT

Commented on 9fc.jpg

“Maybe I will be the guy…”

“…who will be invited into the bathtub.”

Jul 10, 2014 at 10:51PM EDT

Uploaded an image to Game Grumps.

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Jul 10, 2014 at 10:45PM EDT

Commented on RD Know The Signs

I think “Wanna Cupcakes?” means “Do you want to cup cakes?” i.e., put cakes into cups, like so:

Jul 09, 2014 at 03:06AM EDT

Commented on 2014 Tumblr-4chan Raids

“We must commit sudoku.”

Yes. As the ancient customs dictate. Sudoku is the way of the warrior.

Jul 07, 2014 at 08:16PM EDT

Uploaded an image to Frozen.

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Jul 07, 2014 at 07:14PM EDT

Commented on c4f.png

Back sleeping is a bitch when it comes to snoring.

Jun 29, 2014 at 08:03PM EDT

Commented on Kim Jong Un

Which is why we tend to make neither filmmakers nor comedians diplomats. Or Internet users, as all the KJU macros would effectively send him into a conniption if they were taken as having actually been from diplomatic officials.
Besides, British filmmakers made a W. assassination mockumentary in 2006 called Death of a President. C’est la cinema. Don’t worry. All he needs is a nice, relaxing, perfect round of golf and he’ll be fine.

Jun 29, 2014 at 12:38AM EDT

Commented on 17e.png

Though we all know what sexualizes ponies is not nudity, but clothes. So watching ponies put clothes on must be the equivalent of watching people get undressed as humans.

Jun 28, 2014 at 12:54PM EDT

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