BulletproofBrony, Queen of Arendelle

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Location: Durr Ham

Joined Nov 13, 2011 at 12:58PM EST


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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.

Recent Activity

Commented on 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum

In a globalized economy, it pays (literally) to keep up with major geopolitical events. And we like money.

Also oil. Oil’s kind of a big thing here, in case you forgot.

Sep 22, 2014 at 09:05AM EDT

Commented on f2b.jpg

Well they’re having a referendum on that in 2016, so there’s enough of them that it gets its own special day.

Sep 22, 2014 at 12:41AM EDT

Commented on 4bd.png

Not just Equestria, Flutters…

The dark, red-orange states are where it’s a felony.
Normal orange (i.e., Connecticut) indicates it’s a misdemeanor and a felony.
Yellow indicates it’s a misdemeanor.
Gray means the legal status is undetermined.

Also, some states are only partially restrictive. Massachusetts, for example, only bans “buggery,” >implying that all else is permitted.

We’re a weird country.

Sep 20, 2014 at 08:48PM EDT

Commented on "I'm Not a Scientist"

I worked in the Georgia state legislature a few months ago.

My favorite phrase was, “I’m not a constitutional scholar, but…” and then they proceeded to discuss why their interpretation of the Constitution is the most informed.

Meanwhile, I -- a student of constitutional law -- had to sit back and listen as both parties bombed their interpretations.

Sep 19, 2014 at 07:02PM EDT

Commented on Conservapedia

Abraham Lincoln…

… 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…”

Sep 13, 2014 at 09:27PM EDT

Commented on 287.png

Man, if I had a dollar for every time I fell for that one…

I’d have like…

Zero dollars.

Sep 12, 2014 at 01:01AM EDT

Commented on cb4.jpg

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.

Sep 08, 2014 at 11:33PM EDT

Commented on 2a6.jpg

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.

Sep 08, 2014 at 11:20PM EDT

Commented on Islamic State (IS)

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.

Sep 08, 2014 at 08:54PM EDT

Commented on ba3.png

[I actually think Midna is a perfectly acceptable waifu.]

Sep 08, 2014 at 04:02PM EDT

Uploaded an image to his profile.

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Sep 08, 2014 at 04:02PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

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.

Sep 04, 2014 at 07:04PM EDT

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