7/21/12

WTF Game of Thrones?!

I just finished watching season two of Game of Thrones and my first thought is, What The Hell Did They Do?!?!? How many characters were left out, how many situations were tweaked, how much content was thrown out? I have read all the books and enjoyed them thoroughly, the pure disdain Martin has for his characters makes for a great read. HBO totally jacked up the show, and it actually left me a little depressed to watch. So screw you HBO, screw you...

Gun Control

I'm sure everyone's heard of the shooting in Colorado by now, something that hits a little close to home seeing as how I was at a theater at the same time as it happened. This shooting is just another that should get people to by a gun and get a concealed carry license. I have two loaded pistols next to my bed, and I just need to go take the class to get my permit. If I were at a theater with a concealed weapon and someone walked in and started shooting, they had better hope they hit me first because I will soon be double tapping them in the 'T'.

7/1/12

Apologies

Sorry I haven't posted in so long, there was a death in my family, a wedding, and a friend and I are starting another blog called 'Path to Patriarchy'. Its kind of a Christian mans game blog, but with more to it. I still plan on posting here, but have just been concentrating on wipping up a good starting post at PtP. And Holy Crap over twenty pageviews last month!? I would like to thank the handful of people who have checked out my blog, and keep coming!

5/7/12

Vox on an immigrant issue

Good post from Vox and my comment, sure to be fairly heated later on...

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2012/05/if-they-can-do-it-why-cant-we.html?showComment=1336412460234#c7034188809052112896


My comment:
Its that they were contributing that makes the point. The USA is filled with non-contributing illegals that will never be kicked out even though its within the governments power and best interest to do so. I live in a large southern border city, so I see it first hand. Illegals come over to cheat the system because it CAN be cheated.

5/4/12

Mass Effect, Rage Against The Machine

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERTS! You’ve been warned!

There has been much hubbub on the inter-webs lately due to the not so happy endings in Mass Effect 3. I played through once and chose the Elusive Man’s direction, I was a little miffed that I didn’t have quite enough reputation to complete the final important decision (had enough for the one before…), but I actually enjoyed the ending. Call me a romanticist, but the hero dieing to save THE WHOLE FRICKIN GALAXY is pretty epic, not sure how things work with Anderson’s direction but I will soon find out. The issues I had with the game were: 1 too short, and 2 not enough fighting; although once you get to Earth it gets pretty intense. And the part when you get hit with the Reaper beam and struggle just to walk, not to mention having to kill enemies just with your pistol, MY MIND WAS BLOWN! I’m still picking brain matter off the walls…
Suffice to say, ME3 is one of my favorite games of all time and a great finish to a series. Where else can you travel throughout the galaxy, meet cool (and hot) aliens, get shagged, and teach the bad guys the essence of double tap? The graphics are pretty damn good too, there’s still the strange looking overlap where solid objects seem to go through each other, like physics is off or something, but all in all looks great. If you don’t think the Mass Effect series is one of the best FPS on the market, then you need a cat-scan.

5/3/12

Violence Isn't The Cause, But The Reaction

Does anyone else find it odd that there are so many shootings going on lately? The shotgun shootings in California, the supposed murder suicide in Arizona, various school shootings that strangely seem not to make big headlines. Then there's the packs of young black men that are going around targeting whites, news of which is highly suppressed. Some people probably wonder where its all coming from, why is their precious peace being disturbed? My opinion is that its due to the current liberal left that controls this country, forcing integration of clashing cultures and controlling the media to keep things from getting out in the open. Not to mention clogging public school curriculums with BS material instead of common sense learning. This country is on a fast downward spiral towards a very violent ending. I pray that we can get some leaders in power that have enough wisdom and clout to change this countries direction.

5/1/12

Texas, The Newest Liberal State

Oh how the mighty have fallen. My beloved state of Texas, renowned for its conservatism, right-wing perspective, and the best BBQ in the world; is just the latest of states to define abortion as a ‘necessary medical service’. Please tell me what part of being too stupid to use birth-control or lacking the ability to keep their legs closed can result in a necessary medical service. So now, we the taxpayer are going to be championing the sluts chosen lifestyles, hmm I don’t remember being able to vote on this particular ruling… Oh, and a particularly humorous point, the feminists stated ‘ The clinics say the law unconstitutionally restricts their freedom of speech and association.’  …..WTF!? How does not killing unborn children restrict your freedom of speech? And where does saving lives keep you from associating with whatever group you wish? I thought Texas was going in the right direction when it passed the legislation that would force abortion “doctors” to show a sonogram of the unborn baby to the mother before she decides to murder it. So with the blocking of legislation that would disallow women to abort using tax-payer dollars, Texas has become just another one of the left.

4/9/12

Theology Books

One of the main things I have decided to post about on this site is Theology. Now I am not a learned scholar with degrees and plaques on my wall that make me feel important, I really am a fairly unlearned person. The things that I know about have been learned from experience, as in a job, or from having an intense like for them. I really enjoy driving fast, and oddly enough I learned about some pretty high level techniques from video games and racing mangas (I can hear the scoffing now...). I learned them by TRYING them, by figuring them out, the same goes for fighting, rock-climbing, long-boarding, and multiple other activities that require specific techniques. So that being the case, I have not learned as much from reading facts and theories about things that I can't go and DO.

I have said before, I am an above average intelligence, but my strength lies in spacial reasoning. I got decent grades in school when I decided to give a damn, but always had trouble memorizing things in text. Things like math equations and sentence structure never quite clicked, but when it came to designing a CAD drawing or welding or just finishing out a piece of wood into whatever I was making, everything just flowed.

My point is, I am having a HELL of a time getting through my theology books, as in trying to read every day. They just won't hold my interest because I'm not seeing anything, its just words. I need to find a book that uses better metaphor instead of trying to fill out text with multi-syllable words to impress the other theologians. I do like 'A Shorter Summa' by Peter Kreeft, that breaks down St. Thomas Aquinas' 'Summa Theologica' to its most valid and hardest-hitting points. Much of it is very philosophical, but once a point is understood it just makes you wonder how you lived without understanding something so fundamental. I also picked up H. Orton Wiley's 'Christian Theology V.1-3', but am still getting thought the defining of Theology and all of its sub-sects. If any of the few people who have seen this sight would mind informing me of any good Theology texts, I would be most thankful.

3/26/12

Popular Racism

I'm sure everyone has heard of Trayvon Martin theses past few weeks, and before anything else is said, it is a tragedy that he died. But was it a crime? The black community has been up in arms about the supposed white man shooting an unarmed black teenager that was innocently minding his own business inside a gated community. There are two issues with that train of thought, firstly George Zimmerman the guard who shot Trayvon is not white, he is a white/hispanic mix, and second, what was Trayvon doing in a gated community? Perhaps he was taking a regular shortcut or wanted to see a cool car or house, maybe he was looking for something to take. To assume to know what exactly he was doing is folly, and to assume that the guard shot without any reason is tragic.

Now as to these large public organizations taking up Trayvons cause, as the Miami Heat was doing, is in my view quite ludicrous. They took a picture with all of them wearing black hoodies and with their heads down. The image they are trying to defend is one that any average person would take suspicion in. If I saw a man I did not recognize walking down the street with such clothing on, I would be on my guard to say the least. I don't live in a gated community filled with starched white people, I live in a normal neighborhood with hispanics and blacks. I would still not be comfortable with hooded kids walking around at night.

Lastly there is a growing outcry against the 'Stand Your Ground' law. This is foolishness, how many incidents have been rectified due to this law? How many innocent people have been saved, or bad guys stopped? It is a basic right of the people to defend themselves when they are confronted by those that do harm. I myself keep a loaded .45 by my bed(I have no kids), and not because I am scared that someones going to come kill me while I sleep, but to defend myself and those around me.

In conclusion, it is incredibly sad that a kid was killed, and if it was done unjustly then the perpetrator should be punished. But if Trayvon did something to make George feel that the only way out of the situation was to kill, then nothing more need be done. My prayers go to the Martin family and to the Zimmerman's, and also to the judge and jury that justice is carried out.

3/17/12

The Undiscussed View

Many viewpoints have been shared in the manosphere on many different relationship issues. I would like to add a new viewpoint, the view from a single virgin male. Allow me to explain my situation, I am in my mid-twenties and have only been in one relationship. The reason for the lack of relationships is not the typical reason, I am taller and good looking, I can easily attract the attention of girls with just my physical presence. The issue is I do not approach women, not out of fear or the fear of rejection, but because I am very introverted and introspective. There is fairly large difference between those two, introverts prefer to spend most of their time by themselves and if we are to have a conversation we would prefer that it be deeper and with meaning. I really can’t stand small talk and don’t get how to do or initiate it. Now someone who is introspective is a person who spends the majority of their time thinking, and imagining situations and their outcome, we tend not to focus much on the real world and more on whatever situation we would prefer to be in. It is one reason I love sci-fi so much, I can place myself in the story and live with the characters.
Those two things make approaching girls seem like an encroachment into my space, and the fact that I don’t know there religious, political, or moral affiliations can make me think it will be a large waste of time and effort that could better be used elsewhere. Now I know it is necessary to approach girls and especially the type of girl I would be interested in, but to do so is a direct contradiction to my personality. I also have a job that rarely sets me around young women, girls tend to approach me once they see that I’m not surely just generally quiet. In previous jobs and during high school, I had girls approach me rather regularly.
On top of all that is the fact that I’m very picky, being Christian and expecting certain moral qualities definitely cuts down on prospective women, especially with the current popular ‘hook-up’ culture. Many women today think its alright to have sex in a relationship as long as she feels she’s ‘in love’. What they don’t realize is there’s no reason to stay committed to someone if you don’t make a public commitment to that person. Marriage is not just a way to get taxed less or be publicly acceptable. It is a promise to the person you marry that you will be there for them through thick and thin, that you will be faithful to them, that you will be the best person you can be for their sake. How many women would in all honesty agree with that? You may say theres always the girls at church, but modern culture has reached its tendrils there too; though admittedly there’s a better chance they fit my spiritual and moral precepts.
Okay, there’s my somewhat twisted and circumspect view. I will post in the future on more specific points and about my experiences, and will at some point, post on my success.