Archive for October 2010

Baldur Force Ex OP

October 31, 2010

Motivation vids for learning Japanese on my part.

This is an OP for a VN, which is sort of like a graphic novel plus a hardback novel plus an audio book in one. And a computer game user interface.


Juan Williams on Black America

October 30, 2010

Well, Juan, have you ever wondered why they do these personal attacks on this topic?

If you ask me, I would say that they do so because they need to keep blacks poor and in jail. Otherwise, blacks could not be kept voting Democrat. If things actually improved for them, they would gain the independence and the freedom to choose a different political party.

You’re probably not ready to accept that. But you’re beginning to.

And given things in America under Obama now, it doesn’t look like the pressure on Juan, conservative blacks, conservative women, or even the rest of us is going to let up any time soon. Obama’s got some more arse to kick, ya hear. He’s going for yours.

Project Valour IT: Saving the Saviors

October 29, 2010

It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it.
Robert E. Lee

Humans have free will. It is what sets us apart from what others may consider different species on this planet. Yet that does not tell the whole tale. For it also means people can give up in the face of adversity. They can find excuses not to do their best. They can blame others. They can refuse to blame themselves, thus find people weaker even than themselves to target and lambaste.

But because we are not bound to a predetermined fate unshaken by mortal hands, human beings have the ability to choose. Some choose the aforementioned route in the face of challenges in life and adversity in death. Others made a difference choice. They, instead of facing away from life’s turmoil, confronted it, tackled it, and worked to make solutions. Captain Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss was one who was saved, after saving others, and then proceeded to motivate others that have saved, to be saved. Not simply from wounds to the body in terms of incapacity and crippling injuries but to nurture the will to survive and improve. That will is not simply present because people are prosperous and healthy. It is present when one is motivated and supported by other human beings. For the strongest amongst us are never as strong as those who have the hopes and dreams of others resting upon their shoulders.

In the midst of wounds both physical and mental, amongst the physically crippled recovering in military hospitals, soldiers and civilians decided to improve the lives and existence of wounded soldiers.

Consider donating to the branch of the Army in this competitive and cooperative fund raising campaign to enable future soldiers to be given the chance to communicate using internet technology as they undergo the trials of recovery and rehabilitation. True strength rests within the spirit and not simply the body. Let the will to live life whatever the hardship that may come, passed to us from descendants uncounted, grow anew within the hearts of a few.

For more information and background on the origins and goals of VIT: look to the clouds. The HALO clouds, perhaps. Where’s that witty comeback with the right timing when you need it. Can’t do everything myself.

Xandria Music Videos

October 28, 2010


Juan Williams: In the Cold

October 28, 2010

He’s been cast off. Neo makes some comments on this matter.

This certainly has the potential be the spark. After all, Williams has joined the dark side in agreeing to work for Fox. What he has before stepped tepidly in, now he is in for all he is worth. He can no longer be forgiven by the Left. Thus he will have no choice for safe harbor, except amongst the Dark Ones ; )

I have noticed recently, as of the Obama election, that Neo-Neocon is particularly vexed by the events going on in this country. In a way that is different from how she wrote or what she felt during the years before and after 9/11 I would say.

I tend to compare it to my own process. I saw the Left for what it was around 2005, with their deliberate treasonous actions on the Iraq matter. They could not be forgiven after that. I think for most others, moderates like Neo-Neocon for example, it was bad but not that bad of an issue. It could be “smoothed over”, shall we say. But everybody has their limit, a place they refuse to ignore, and Obama has crossed those limits for many a person in this nation.

In the end, people will adapt and persevere, so long as they remain true to their core values.

The Japanese are Strange

October 28, 2010

Not just to Westerners, but perhaps even to their Asian competitors in the region.

Not even I would have guessed how far they would go.

Sharin no Kuni The Wheeled Country

October 27, 2010

Just finished Sharin no Kuni (Wheel Country).

It’s like a hammer. I feel a daze. There’s so much to think about and feel. The same as I have always felt after a powerful story that stresses both mental and emotional resources to their limits.

It’s a great story. A rollercoaster ride with sharp ups and downs. A relatively mature protagonist and a fearsome enemy with strategic skills.

Other great recommendations for VN: Utawarerumono, Eien no Aselia, Fate Stay Night, and Tsukihime. I really got to put those reviews into a schedule. Although I’ve been catching up on anime reviews for awhile now.

Shakei or society. What is society?

Epitaph for the eighties? ‘there is
no such thing as society’