QotD: Interpret

"If we do nothing with the knowledge we gain, then we have wasted our study. Books can store information better than we can--what we we do that books cannot is interpret. So if one is not going to draw conclusions, then one might as well just leave the information in the texts.” -Jasnah Kholin, The... Continue Reading →

QotD: Percy Weasley

Percy Weasley has the distinction of being the least favorite Weasley. Yet he is so well written. Often that is so great about J. K. Rowling's writing. She has characters that are wonderful people, ok people, annoying people, naive people, terrible people, decent people who do terrible things, etc. And even if you hate the person,... Continue Reading →

QotD: What is a bullet?

Mad Max: Fury Road is a masterpiece. But that is for another post. Right now I want to discuss a line that I think most people missed. "Angharad used to call them anti-seed. Plant one and watch the thing die." What is the "THEM"? Bullets. This isn't a political post. It isn't an gun rights... Continue Reading →

QotD: Assembled for War

My movie review on Darkest Hour is in the works. But until then, here is a quote about Churchill and the power of the English Language. Language is just building blocks. It's like Lego or an Erector set. You put together the roots and the suffixes and the prefixes. You put them in order. But... Continue Reading →

QotD: Unity

Equilibrium is an absolutely fantastic movie. I highly recommend it. Like all good dystopians it makes you think. It presents very real problems about humanity. The dystopian is created by trying to fix it in the wrong way. The heroes have to overthrow the government. But the problem is, the original problem was real. It... Continue Reading →

One True Story

I figured it was about time I explained the name of this blog. It comes down to this quote, though I chose the name long before I ever read Words of Radiance.   It doesn't matter if the story is a historical overview of a whole country, the autobiography of one woman, an epic about a... Continue Reading →

QotD: Noble

I love Game of Thrones. There are many things I could do without within the show and even the books. I do not like watching sex and nudity. I do spend a good amount of time looking away from the screen. I am also not a huge fan of gore. But I keep watching GoT... Continue Reading →

QotD: Stand Up

The funny thing about this quote is it has more relevance when separated from the story it came from. I'm not saying Neville wasn't brave. As someone who hates confrontation, I know exactly how hard it would have been for him to confront Harry, Ron, and Hermione. However, if Neville had succeeded in his attempt... Continue Reading →

QotD: Stories and Truth

Stories are my passion. I have never stopped to figure out why. But there is a truth about stories that sings to my soul. Even when stories could technically be considered lies. They are lies that teach us truth, in so many ways.

QotD: Sustaining Soul

Victor Hugo is an amazing writer. Les Miserables is a fantastic book. Another one I would classify as a Masterpiece. However, unlike Lord of the Flies, it is not  a book that I would recommend to just anyone. It is long. And the truth is, it is much longer than the story calls for. If... Continue Reading →

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