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Chronicles of Everfall – Shadow of the Conqueror: Review and Feedback

This is a detailed review, response, and rebuttal of the fantasy book “Chronicles of Everfall – Shadow of the Conqueror” By Shad M. Brooks, abbreviated occasionally as SotC in this essay. It’s quite interesting to hear Shad describe himself as … Continue reading

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Open Wide Our Hearts: Thoughts

I support the substance of the letter in so far as it calls us to recognize the common dignity of all humanity before God.
I oppose the letter where it draws more from the tainted wells of identity politics and non-normalized statistics than it does from the Holy Scriptures. Continue reading

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Arguments for Tyranny

I’ve already made several forays into the realm of the nature of proper governance. Here’s the most extensive of them: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19rbQXwCG7az5DCV4Gc6YpIm-Vk1ZuunlRor0_407Gy8/edit?usp=sharing Which was itself heavily informed by the writings of one Frederic Bastiat, some of which passages I have commented … Continue reading

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Critical Damage and Random Numbers

So I was thinking about critical hits, where some attacks do much more damage than others. Normally, this is just a 2x or 3x bonus. But what if you wanted occasional 30 or 200 times the damage? And what if … Continue reading

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The Cross and the Atheist

As Chesterton so carefully hinted in “Orthodoxy”, Christ during the passion appears, for a moment, to approach atheism. From this, atheism appears a moral human response to deep suffering, fear, and isolation. This insight should alter how we think about … Continue reading

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Tryop and Feelings

Feelings feel manipulative. Like betrayal. Having come to understand the “agreeableness” personality trait, all of this comes into sharper focus. Tryop is an expression of a low agreeableness personality in a non-pathological way. Tryop is a way to tell people … Continue reading

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Householder

I received a book for Christmas this year (from my Mother, as is often the case) titled “Man of the House” by C.R. Wiley. Although I have not read the entire thing I have skimmed it deeply enough to gain … Continue reading

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Rules for Nodes

Abstract Ten Commandments 0: Granting freedom to sub nodes characterizes the most powerful node in the hierarchy. Recognize the global hierarchy root. 1: Flawed models of the node hierarchy are pathological. Abstain. 2: Freedom to abstain is a fundamental fractal. … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Short Media Reviews

I’ve been collecting a bunch of small fragments of ideas about various movies and books. Figured I’d put them up here. Movies 9 Good stuff set some ideas up about teamwork complete setting simple story Bad stuff half constructed metaphors … Continue reading

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Logical Consistency and Truth

In short, internal consistency is the baseline requirement to take anything seriously. If it doesnít agree with itself, it canít possibly be true. Specifically as pertaining to political policies, something can’t be useful unless it is true, because lies always … Continue reading

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