BulletproofBrony, Queen of Arendelle

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About
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.

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Commented on 2f8.png

haha, alright. Here’s the TL;DR simplification:

A legal fallacy is attempting to prove something is right or wrong based upon what the law says.

The image attempts to prove something is right or wrong based on an appeal to certain principles of rights and ownership, but not on an appeal to law.

And so, while the argument may be weak or strong depending upon who you ask, it doesn’t contain a legal fallacy.

Apr 21, 2014 at 12:05AM EDT

Commented on 2f8.png

It’s not appealing to the law, speaking as a man who studies it (and who studied philosophy and logic as an undergrad).

Were it, it would’ve pointed out that whoever received the C&D order had broken the law, implying that the illegality of his action demonstrates its supposedly immoral nature. This is a real fallacy, and counter-examples abound (e.g. NSA data mining programs are “legal” (for now), but few would consider them moral). However, such implications are not present above.

The implied (but not explicit) argument is that an entity that produces media as its product has certain rights over that media in the form of intellectual property. Among these are the rights to determine how that intellectual property is used & to prohibit others from using that intellectual property contrary to the producers’ wishes. This argument would be the same in the absence of intellectual property laws, & one could use it to defend existing intellectual property laws or to argue in favor of creating them where there are none. The justification for why a producer of media has certain rights over it is left unexplained, which a counter-argument can address.

I don’t care much where someone stands on the issue, but it is a personal pet peeve of mine for people to throw around the word “fallacy” loosely, often in an attempt to disprove a point without engaging the argument itself when it may deserve serious engagement. Logic has a stricter set of rules than that.

Apr 20, 2014 at 10:09PM EDT

Commented on fb8.png

Politics and ponies have never mixed well.

Well, politics and the Internet haven’t mixed well in general.

Apr 20, 2014 at 09:35PM EDT

Commented on d2b.png

Ravenclaw FTW

And I kept trying to justify in my head why Fluttershy should not be a Hufflepuff. Then I realized I couldn’t. Sorry, Flutters…

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Apr 20, 2014 at 02:54AM EDT

Commented on bf1.jpg

10/10, would picture myself living a Train song with. Because I’m a dork.

Apr 17, 2014 at 10:53PM EDT

Commented on Cat Band

Again, the old adage proves true.

Apr 16, 2014 at 01:01AM EDT

Commented on Poor Spike...

The only time all season I’ve legitimately felt bad for Spike-abuse.

Perhaps because the little guy hasn’t said anything, which makes him far more likable.

Apr 05, 2014 at 10:53PM EDT

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I constantly reminded my friends why Rapunzel and Eugene were in Arendelle.

They were there to fuck.

My innocent friends said I ruined the Disney magic. I think I enhanced it.

Mar 31, 2014 at 11:05PM EDT

Commented on 01e.png

Well the Don’t Mine at Night is just the animatic, or at least as I saw it just now. I can’t speak for the other one.

Mar 29, 2014 at 02:04AM EDT

Commented on 01e.png

A broken shin is better than a broken hip, I suppose.

Mar 29, 2014 at 01:14AM EDT

Commented on Natalia Poklonskaya

“What’s the meme?”
meme (n.) – 1 : an idea, belief or belief system, or pattern of behavior that spreads throughout a culture either vertically by cultural inheritance (as by parents to children) or horizontally by cultural acquisition (as by peers, information media, and entertainment media)"
Though that besides, this article is clearly labeled “person,” and the site is dedicated to documenting a wide array of internet phenomenon from cats with bread on their heads to people suddenly made “Internet famous” for whatever reason. And there doesn’t need to be one, though making international headlines and being attractive will definitely do it, especially in relation to an already widely discussed phenomenon.

Mar 20, 2014 at 01:06AM EDT

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