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Liked the to keep refrence



One Piece

Fairy Tail

Full Metal alchemist (both)


Book of Bantorra

Cross Ange

Death Note

Soul Eater

The West Wing


and many more!!

remember the word Polymath

"If life hands you lemons, kick life in the balls and run away screaming 'You're not my mommy!'

"...Every human being relies on and is bounded by his knowledge and experience to live. This is what we call "reality". However, knowledge and experience are ambiguous, thus reality can become illusion. Is it not possible to think that, all human beings are living in their assumptions?" - Itachi

"When one loves… there is the risk of hate." - Madara

There's five ways to do things: the right way, the wrong way, the easy way, the usual way, and my way"

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."

"Not all who wonder are lost."- J.R.R. Tolkien

"If you can't convince them, confuse them."- Harry S. Truman

"Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to do it."- Henry Miller

"Sarcasm is one more service I offer. Compassion costs extra."

"In a mad world only the mad are sane." Akira Kurosawa

What's wrong?" He echoed, incredulous. "Spirits, Man. Any sane man would be heading the other way."

"That just lets them hit you from behind."

Which implied He was both pessimistic enough to believe running wouldn't do any good, and optimistic enough to believe he could survive anyway. Ow.- embers

"You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war." - Napoleon Bonaparte

You should never avert your eyes from death, never look away from the lives you have taken. And you should never forget the people that you have killed, because I can assure you they will never forget you." -Solf J. Kimblee - Fullmetal Alchemist

You're only better than your enemy if you kill him first.-??

"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways: the point however is to change it." Marx's tombstone

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

“God created Man in His own image – and Man, being a gentleman, returned the compliment.” – Bertram Cates, Inherit the Wind

“Romance is dead. It was acquired in a hostile takeover by Hallmark and Disney, consolidated and homogenized and sold off piece by piece.” – Lisa Simpson

“Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought, choked, half strangled, or surrendered to with humiliation.” – Anne Rice, Taltos

“It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” – Voltaire

"All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets." -- Voltaire

"Don't wonder why people go crazy. Wonder why they don't."

"All knowledge is worth having." Kushiel's Dart

"My silence is my self-defense" Billy Joel

When you name something, you give it the greatest power of all; the power of existence - unknown

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." Marie Curie

"If you find yourself in a fair fight you didn't plan your mission properly!" Military Saying

"The human spirit cannot be paralyzed. If you are breathing, you can dream." Mike Brown

"There is evil. And evil is powerful. Sometimes more powerful than good. It's there. It has to be recognized—and fought. Otherwise we go down to darkness." The Pale Horse, Agatha Christie

"That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange eons, even death may die."

Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus Never tickle a sleeping dragon -Harry Potter

The difference between killing and murdering is whether or not you can look the other guy in the eye as he dies. Make sure you know his name. - by the sword

The charging wolf kills the most enemies, but the sly fox gets the most food - Unkown

"I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be one or the other." –Napoleon Bonaparte.

"Yep, hand to hand combat is the old school way to kill your enemies. Killing a man with your bare hands says 'We're all equals as men except I'm slightly more equal because I'm still alive and your dead.' Of course dropping a nuke on them from 50 thousand feet is totally acceptable. I mean let's face it, there just not enough time in this world to show everybody the courtesy of a good strangling." - unknown

"If anything in this life is certain, if history has taught us anything; it is that you can kill anyone." Michael Corleone - The Godfather: Part II

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice. -Robert Frost, Fire and Ice


you do not know the rules of the game
you do not know the stakes of the game
you do not know the objective of the game

you do not know who controls the game
you do not know how to end the game

You start with 100 points.

When we are young we believe that we know everything, and so we believe that if we see no explanation for something, then no explanation exists. When we are older we realize that the whole universe works by a rhythm and a reason, even if we ourselves do not know it. It is only our own ignorance which appears to us as insanity." - Methods of rationality.

Trusting your gut meant spitting on common sense because damn it, you feel like it. - What It takes

"All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is a part of ourselves." -Amelia Barr

"I'm able to do it, That makes it fair." - unknown

War is the father of us all, King of all. Some it makes gods, some it makes men, some it makes slaves, some free.” Heraclitus


Good things come in threes. So do bad things. And even things that are neither good nor bad.
Good things come in threes. So do bad things. And even things that are neither good nor bad.
Good things come in threes. So do bad things. And even things that are neither good nor bad.

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions."— Bernard of Clairvaux

Centrism is a wolf and two sheep deciding what's for dinner, then eating half of the left-most sheep because "bipartisanship."

"Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim." — George Santayana

"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill." Sun Tzu

"The object of war is not to die for your country, it's to make the other bastard die for his." General George S. Patton

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. - Jerry Garcia

"It is better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."- Abraham Lincoln

“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”― Confucius

Books contain knowledge. Knowledge is power. Power is energy. Energy = matter. Matter equals mass. A library or bookshop is "a genteel black hole that knows how to read". - Discworld

Satire doesn't stand a chance against reality anymore."

"If some people had wings and others didn't, and the government wanted to enforce 'fairness,' soon no one would have wings. Because wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. Likewise, a government edict cannot make people smarter or more capable, but it can impede the growth of those with the potential. Wouldn't it be fair if, in the name of equality, we scar the beautiful, cripple the athletes, lobotomize the scientists, blind the artists, and sever the hands of the musicians? Why not?"

Oleg Atbashian

Jules Feiffer

War does not determine who is right - only who is left. Bertrand Russell

The most persistent sound which reverberates through men's history is the beating of war drums. Arthur Koestler, Janus: A Summing Up

Everyone's a pacifist between wars. It's like being a vegetarian between meals. Colman McCarthy

Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet. General James Mattis

The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ernest Hemingway

"Here is a small fact. You are going to die." –Marcus Zusak, The Book Thief

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." Baltosor Gracion

Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.- ?

Sometimes the good guys get hurt, too. Sometimes they lose, even when they should win.-?

I said I had my reasons. I never said you would understand.-?

The person who smiles when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.-?

Love your enemies. It gets them really confused.-?

The optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears it is true.-?

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." - Albert Einstein

"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present."-Marcus Aurelius

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't."-Blaise Pascal

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”—Philip K. Dick

Tycho Celchu: One person says white, another says black, and outside observers assume gray is the truth. The assumption of gray is sloppy, lazy thinking. The fact that one person is diametrically opposed to the truth does not then skew reality so the truth is no longer the truth.

"I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago." Sir George Porter

"Never open the door to the lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it."-Baltasar Gracian

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned by William Congreve

"Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim."-Percy Bysshe Shelley

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.Charles Baudelaire

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?George Price

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

if you are depressed, you are living in the past.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future.

If you are at peace, you are living in the present. -Lao Tzu

English is truly a Chaotic language; it will mutate at the drop of a hat, unmercifully rend words from other languages, spreads like the fabled plagues of old and has bastard children with any other dialect it can get its grubby little syntax on. - hell if I know.

We've found that duct tape is not a perfect solution for anything. But with a little creativity, in a pinch, it's an adequate solution for just about everything. -Someone

Patroclos: My good man, why do you bandy words like this? You are wasting time. Taunts and jibes will not drive the Trojans away from that dead body. Many a man will fall before that! Words are potent in debate, deeds in war decide your fate. Then don't go on piling up the words, but fight!

I was chosen by Heaven!
Say my name when you pray!
To The Skies,
See Carolus rise!- Sabaton Carolus Rex

War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some other way.”

― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

How Dangerous a character is Overall based on Power, skill, Mind, and Will power (for Individuals as well as teams)

please note that crossovers, you will have to complete redefine and reexamine everyone.

Sage of the Sixth Paths (replace with appropriate title depending on Show/work.)


god (Olympian level not capital G level)


SS rank (plus, regular, minus)(usually biggest players that arnt QUITE game breakers of their world, but are almost always half a step away from it.)


S rank (plus, regular, minus)

(Everyone above are all S rank or in otherwords, the best of the best of the best.)


Elite A (plus, regular, minus)


A (plus, regular, minus)


B (plus, regular, minus)


C (plus, regular, minus)


D (plus, regular, minus)

E (civilians, non combatants, and un-trained people)

F (child, baby, invalid, ect..)








Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,

Because their words had forked no lightning they

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright

Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,

And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,

Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

A man said to the universe:

“Sir, I exist!”

“However,” replied the universe,

“The fact has not created in me

A sense of obligation.”

The Situation in Hell

The following is supposedly an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well.

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)?

Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant.

One student, however, wrote the following:

First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving.

As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell.

With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added.

This gives two possibilities:

1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose.

2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over.

So which is it?

If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I go out with you", and take into account the fact that I went out with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over.

The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct . . . leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God."



Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered for having cultivated such valuable lessons as: knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Calpol, sun lotion, or a band-aid to a student, but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as being a virtuous and wholesome person came to be socially distasteful, churches and hospitals became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents Truth and Trust, his wife Discretion, his daughter Responsibility, and his son Reason.

He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Now you will recieve us!

We do not ask for your poor, or your hungry. -We do not want your tired and sick!

It is your corrupt we claim. - It is your evil that will be sought by us!

With every breath, we shall hunt them down. -Each day, we will spill their blood, 'till it rains down from the skies!

Do not kill. Do not rape. Do not steal. These are principles which every man of every faith can embrace! -These are not polite suggestions! These are codes of behavior, and those of you that ignore them will pay the dearest cost!

There are varying degrees of evil. We urge you lesser forms of filth, not to push the bounds and cross over, into true corruption, into our domain. -For if you do, one day, you will look behind you and you will see we three, and on that day, YOU WILL REAP IT!

And we will send you to whatever God you wish.

And sheppard's we shall be, for thee, my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we will flow a river forth to thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be!

In nomine Patris, et Filii, et, Spiritus Sancti. -Boondock Saints

Fear helps us survive. Hope makes us want to. - The Cynic's Book of Wisdom

Insanity doesn't mean the voices are wrong. - The Cynic's Book of Wisdom

Nothing wrong with fear; it lets you know you aren't dead yet. - Unknown

“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of the players, (ie everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
Neil Gaiman.

"The devil is easy to identify. He appears when you're terribly tired and makes a very reasonable request which you know you shouldn't grant." — Fiorello LaGuardia,

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens."
Ellen Glasgow

Certainty of death? Small chance of success? What are we waiting for?"- Gimli

To everything there is season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time pluck what is planted; A time to kill and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and time to gather the stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. - Ecclesiastes 3:1-9

Mentsch tracht, Gott lacht- Man plans, God Laugh

One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for a girl,
Four for a boy,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret,
Never to be told.
Eight for a wish,
Nine for a kiss,
Ten for a bird,
You must not miss.

Confucious says

What is love?" one of his followers asked him.

"To love mankind, that is love," he replied.

"But what is it?"

"To hold dear the effort more than the prize may be called love. The joy of doing something not for the prize one would get in the end, but for the joy itself, that may be called love. To do good not because you are going to be rewarded for it in this life or in a life to come, but to do good because you enjoy doing good, that is to love good. Love is its own reward. Love makes all things possible. Love offers peace. When love is at stake, my children, yieldnot to an army."

He thought for a while, then added:

"A heart set on love can do no wrong!"

agape-Love of God and Man / To will the good of another.

érōs-Intimate Love / all inspired to seek truth through it.

philía-affectionate regard / Bond of Friend and Sibling.

storgē-natural empathy / Acceptance of Family

Red sky at night, sailors' delight.Red sky at morning, sailors take warning-?

Après moi, le déluge- After me, the flood- Louis XV

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity- W.B. Yeats

"I should not agree with your young friends," said Marcus curtly, "I am so old-fashioned as to believe in free contract."
"I, being older, perhaps believe in it even more," answered M. Louis smiling. "But surely it is a very old principle of law that a leonine contract is not a free contract. And it is hypocrisy to pretend that a bargain between a starving man and a man with all the food is anything but a leonine contract." He glanced up at the fire-escape, a ladder leading up to the balcony of a very high attic above. "I live in that garret; or rather on that balcony. If I fell off the balcony and hung on a spike, so far from the steps that somebody with a ladder could offer to rescue me if I gave him a hundred million francs, I should be quite morally justified in using his ladder and then telling him to go to hell for his hundred million. Hell, indeed, is not out of the picture; for it is a sin of injustice to force an advantage against the desperate."

G.K. Chesterton "The Unmentionable Man"

George Carlin: There's a different group to get pissed off at you in this country for everything you're not supposed to say. Can't say Nigger, Boogie, Jig, Jigaboo, Skinhead, Moolimoolinyon, Schwarzer, Junglebunny. Greaser, Greaseball, Dago, Guinea, Wop, Ginzo, Kike, Zebe, Hebe, Yid, Mocky, Himie, Mick, Donkey, Turkey, Limey, Frog. Zip, Zipperhead, Squarehead, Kraut, Heinie, Jerry, Hun, Slope, Slopehead, Chink, Gook. There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of those words in and of themselves. They're only words. It's the context that counts. It's the user. It's the intention behind the words that makes them good or bad. The words are completely neutral. The words are innocent. I get tired of people talking about bad words and bad language. Bullshit! It's the context that makes them good or bad. The context. That makes them good or bad. For instance, you take the word "Nigger." There is absolutely nothing wrong with the word "Nigger" in and of itself. It's the racist asshole who's using it that you ought to be concerned about. We don't mind when Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy say it. Why? Because we know they're not racist. They're Niggers! Context. Context. We don't mind their context because we know they're black. Hey, I know I'm whitey, the blue-eyed devil, paddy-o, fay gray boy, honkey, mother-fucker myself. Don't bother my ass. They're only words. You can't be afraid of words that speak the truth, even if it's an unpleasant truth, like the fact that there's a bigot and a racist in every living room on every street corner in this country.

"If you have to look along the shaft of an arrow from the wrong end, if a man has you entirely at his mercy, then hope like hell that man is an evil man. Because the evil like power, power over people, and they want to see you in fear. They want you to know you're going to die. So they'll talk. They'll gloat. They'll watch you squirm. They'll put off the moment of murder like another man will put off a good cigar. So hope like hell your captor is an evil man. A good man will kill you with hardly a word."

Discworld, Men at Arms

H.L. Mencken said:

"The final test of truth is ridicule. Very few dogmas have ever faced it and survived."

the word chevauchée for word of raiding

"Justice may reign in Heaven, but power alone reigns on Earth. Anyone says otherwise, check your wallet." -Tony Sutton

"I've not yet begun to defile myself." -Doc Holiday

The Ship of Theseus- a thought experiment about whether an object which has had all of its original components replaced remains the same object.

Murphy's law: 1. If anything can go wrong, it will." 2. "If there's more than one possible outcome of a job or task, and one of those outcomes will result in disaster or an undesirable consequence, then somebody will do it that way" 3. "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way."

Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies: As a discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.

Hanlon's razor: 1. Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. 2. Never assume malice when stupidity will suffice.

Amara's Law: "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.

Benford's law of controversy: The Passion of an agruement is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.

Dilbert Principal: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.

Gall's Law: "A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked."

Herblock's Law: If it's good, they'll stop making it.

Hutber's Law: "Improvement means deterioration".

Littlewood's Law: Individuals can expect a miracle to happen to them at the rate of about one per month.

Meadow's Law: One is a tragedy, two is suspicious and three is murder, until proved otherwise.

Muphry's Law: If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.

Okrent's Law: The pursuit of balance can create imbalance because sometimes something is true.

Parkingson's Law:Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

Peter's Principle: In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

Reilly's Law: People generally patronize the largest mall in the area.

Roemer's Law: A hospital bed built is a bed filled

Rothbard's Law: Everyone specializes in his own area of weakness.

Sayre's Law: "In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the stakes at issue." By way of corollary, the law adds: "That is why academic politics are so bitter."

Schneier's Law: Any person can invent a security system so clever that she or he can't think of how to break it.

Segal's Law A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."

Skitt's Law: a corollary of Muphry's law, variously expressed as "any post correcting an error in another post will contain at least one error itself" or "the likelihood of an error in a post is directly proportional to the embarrassment it will cause the poster."

Stigler's Law: No scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer.

Sturgeon's Revelation: 90 percent of everything is crap.

Sutton's Law: Go where the money is.

Wiener's Law: There are no answers, only cross-references.

The Law of Diminishing Interest

After opinions/statements/stories have proliferated about a topic, it will eventually be beaten to death such that no one will care about it any more.

Parkinson's law of triviality - members of an organization give disproportionate weight to trivial issues

The primary difference between combat now and earlier is that combat during the previous two centuries has become far more sustained and intense. A human mind and psyche can stand up to a few hard knocks and come out ok; this was well suited to warfare up until the last couple of centuries, as wars usually consisted of long periods of doing other stuff interspersed with short, sharp battles. However, the intensity and length of combat gradually began to extend beyond the human psyche's ability to cope. Put a man in danger for a day and you'll give him the shakes that night. Put him in constant mortal danger for months or even years on end (see World War I, for example) and soldiers begin breaking down. It is worth noting that there are soldiers who are not psychopaths or sociopaths yet are somehow 'immune' to PTSD, or at least able to behave normally after the end of the conflict. While there are undoubtedly a large number of people who suffer from PTSD, there are also people who, despite having been put into high-stress situations and lost friends, can still live the rest of their lives without suffering any symptoms of PTSD. They may just have more psychological resilience than most people, but the answer is still unclear. Other factors also greatly reduce or prevent PTSD. They include acknowledgement of the person's experience (it goes a surprisingly long way just to help the person know that they aren't flawed for feeling the way they do), having social support, and no previous history of mental illness. Also, the older a person is when the traumatic experience happens, the less likely they are to develop PTSD, possibly because they have established ways of coping with the trauma and context for what is happening to them.

Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past- 1984

Amateurs study tactics. Veterans study strategy. Professionals study logistics

tactics! then Operations! then Grand Strategy.

"Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch."— Marvin Simkin

"When I was a fighting-man, the kettle drums they beat

The people scattered gold-dust before my horses feet.

But now I am a Great king, the people hound my track

With poison in my wine cup, and daggers at my back."

"Gleaming shell of an long dead lie, fable of right divine,

You gained your thrones by heritage, but blood was the price of mine.

I, who have been a great king, I, who have been a slave,

I who have been a warrior, a madman, a knave."

"What do I know of cultured ways, the gilt, the craft and the lie?

I, who was born on uncharted seas beneath the open sky.

The subtle tongue, the written word, they fail when broadswords sing;

So come and die like the dogs you are, I was a man before I was king!"

It is a general truth of this world that anything long divided will surely unite, and anything long united will surely divide.-Romance of the three Kingdoms.

“Where did you get this land? From my father. Where did he get it? From his father. Where did he get it? He fought for it. I’ll fight you for it.” -Scandinavian proverb.

I am bigger than you

therefore my personal bubble,

is bigger than your personal bubble

so when our personal bubbles interact

my bubble surrounds yours

and CRUSHES IT! - Me

Why is it that the kindest hearts are the ones most easily turned and broken?

The ones that are most easily influenced by the world are those who go dark, are most likely to switch their point of view, their morality because they are the ones with the greatest empathy. Empathy and Understanding for others are great things but Everything has to be done in moderation. Truthfully moderation itself needs moderation. In the end you have yourself along with the worlds influence.

Our thoughts form our habits, and our habits then in turn form our thoughts cause we spend time devoting our thoughts on what affects us the most.

When a Giant walks, the ground trembles.

When a mouse walks, nothing is disturbed.

A giant cannot take a single step without changing the environment so they are, by nature, A creature that must be still as possible until they are aroused by a great need.

Is it any wonder that the mouse must do the lion's share of the work?

Power to make possible, Skill to harness, Mind to direct, and Will to use.

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