Thursday, January 19, 2017
It's been a long time since I have been proud of America. Each year our hatred, racism, and immorality grows stronger. Each year we get further and further from the country our founding fathers envisioned. And nothing in says that plainer than our 2016 Presidential election.
Ever since Trump's upset victory over Hillary, there have been some of the most hateful riots I've ever seen. There has been beatings, rape, and who knows what else. Why just last week, there was a young man gagged and mobbed in Chicago. Was it because he committed some big assault? No, it was because he voted Trump.
Look guys, I get it. You're disappointed. I myself was upset when he beat Ted Cruz in the primaries, but I didn't go out and mob people.
It's time for us to accept that Donald Trump will be our next president. Yes, he has some issues, and yes, he might not be the ideal president we hoped for, but he won fair and square, and it's time for us to learn to accept that
Starting tomorrow he will be our 45th president of the United States. And when that happens, he will be the man who makes some very important decisions in our future. Do we really want to be hoping that the man who can make-or- break our country fail? To quote tumblr: "Saying you want Donald Trump to fail, or be a bad president is like, getting on the Titanic and saying you want to hit the iceberg"
It's time that America stops acting like Luke Skywalker, and unites. The only way this Country will ever be "Great again" is if we set aside our differences, and learn to get along. Like The Avengers.
I'm not writing this post to criticize anyone, I'm writing this as a warning to all Americans. Stop the hatred, stop the criticism, and stop the # Not my president. Instead, of doing all those protests, find something you don't like about America and do something to change it.
That's all I've got for that rant. I apologize for not writing my usual Geekdomness posts, but considering its Inauguration tomorrow I figured this would be fitting.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the protests, or are you fed up with them like I am. Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Now that 2016 is over; everyone has started setting personal goals for 2017. Whether those goals are something as casual as robbing a bank or interesting as reading Shakespear; everyone has them. So, I figured that I too would set some personal goals for 2017. Here they are:
#1. Get better at blogging. Being a good blogger is something I have not yet achieved. I have a hard time sticking to a certain time to blog. I usually have other priorities such as: Reading a book, watching a movie/TV show, finding a good place to hide a body, etc............. And thus, several weeks usually go by without me making a single blog- post which results in a lousy and rushed blog- post.
#2. Effectively shoot a bow. I'm pretty sure that if I were an archer in a battle there would be a higher chance of me accidentally impaling and killing myself with it than the enemy. That is something that I want to get better at for sure. After all, I want to be prepared in case an Orc shows up at my house.
#3. Get 50 subscribers. With a little help, I'm hoping to have 50 subscribers to my blog at the end of the year. So spread the word, tell your siblings, your friends, or even
#4. Read more classics. I have a very low tolerance for slow moving books. So....... yeah.
So those are my goals for 2017, hope you enjoyed. Leave a comment on what your 2017 goals are, and any advice for hiding a body would also be helpful.
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Going into Rogue One, I didn't have the highest of expectations. Sure, I expected to like it, but I never expected to love and obsess over it.
The movie centers around a team of unlikely heroes who band together and go on a daring mission to steal the plans of the evil Emperor's galactic weapon: the Death Star. Despite their differences and their flaws, the characters will do whatever it takes to retrieve the plans. Even if it means giving up their own lives. These characters teach us about courage, loyalty, and above all, hope.
I will admit, the movie was a little slow moving and confusing in the beginning. At first you're not sure who is who, and why there doing what, but after the first thirty minutes everything comes together and the pace rapidly gets faster.
For those who are expecting a lighthearted, fun film, let me just say that this is not that type of movie. It definitely has more of a dark feeling and style to it, but I feel like that was perfectly necessary given it's a war movie. The dark feeling to the film does not, however, make the film any less enjoyable. Quite to the contrary actually.
But the best part of the movie is the ending. I'm not going to say anything more about it due to the fact that I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen the movie yet, but needless to say, the ending was quite satisfactory.
So there you have it. Rogue One is definitely a different kind of Star Wars movie, but it is well worth the watch.