Friday, April 25, 2014

Today is Ketchup Day! And guess what? I'm bossy! :-D

Hello again, my little nerdlings!  I'm back after having taken a Lenten sabbatical!  I hope you all behaved yourselves while I was away.  :-D

The first blog post after I return from my Lenten sabbatical took on an official, traditional name as of last year, and that name is Ketchup Day - in which I "ketchup" to all that has been going on while I have been gone.  ;-)

For those of you who might be new to my blog and my views, I will say up front that I am a right-wing nutjob.  Yes, I'm conservative, and I'm sometimes (respectfully) blunt when expressing my opinions.  I'm always willing to hear different points of view, and I try to be cordial and friendly when it comes to discussions and debates.  But I have definite points of views on many issues, and most of them lie on the right side of the aisle, so if some of my views don't agree with your own, then that's just how it's gonna have to be.  I hope you give me a chance anyway.  I can be cute and loveable when you get to know me.  :-D

So let's hit the ground running, and in no particular order.

1.) Shark-jumping

As in, feminist leaders have officially jumped the shark with their recent "Ban Bossy" campaign.  In my humble opinion, I think they jumped the shark more than a decade ago, but I think that it's become more obvious even to the more devout supporters.  I mean - c'mon!  Banning a word that's not even the worst "b" word that women can call each other?  What the hell?!?

Thing is, all this time feminists have been criticizing the rest of us for treating girls as delicate little flowers, as fragile porcelain china, and as timid little princesses when they're capable of so much more.  And now, they turn around and want to ban a word - and not even the worst word - because they don't think little girls can handle it?  They misunderestimate your average little girl!  If they had asked me, my campaign wouldn't have been "Ban Bossy", it would have been "Toughen up, Buttercup!" 

Yes, some girls are indeed timid and afraid, and they should be helped and guided so that they can be more emboldened to speak out to help themselves and those around them.  But banning the word "bossy" isn't going to help that timid little girl - all that's going to happen is that preparation for such verbal assaults (and much worse than being called "bossy"!) is going to be delayed that much longer.  And the longer that such preparation is delayed, the less prepared she will be for when the verbal assaults begin.  If these goofy word-banning practices continue through all of that young girl's formative years, then it will get to the point that she will be so unskilled and unprepared for verbal assaults that the only job that she'll qualify for later as an adult is as a feminist! 

We need more female doctors, lawyers, CEOs, inventors, engineers, politicians, professors, accountants and other such professions, along with cooks, nurses, mechanics, and other so-called "blue collar" jobs (and let's not forget more female comic book artists, writers, and publishers!).  If such young girls are going to have any success in life, and I mean ANY success, then they can't be afraid of words.  In fact, they're going to have to get used to throwing out their own sometimes painful words if they're ever going to be leaders in society. In other words, they are going to have to BE bossy if anyone is going to respect their leadership, and no woman's leadership skills gets respect if her ego takes a hit just from being called names.

Then there's feminists.  Feminists are not something we need a whole lot more of - especially those that want to start useless programs like "Ban Bossy".  You ask me, such people are out of ideas, and just wasting whatever they're being paid to come up with such boneheaded and idiotic "self-esteem" programs.  Know that I have much more faith in the strength of young girls than feminists apparently have.  I totally believe that, with the right education and preparation, then little girls can handle just about anything you throw at them, including being called names. 

When feminists are MUCH more outspoken about the true abuses and dangers that young girls in other parts of the world endure - things like not being allowed to go to school, being beaten, raped, or even killed for being female, being sold as sex slaves to the scummiest slime on Earth, among other true and genuine horrors that they endure just for being female - then they can look me up.  But they have to be MUCH more outspoken than they are now.  MUCH more.  Until then, they are virtually worthless as role models of female leadership for young girls.

"Ban Bossy"!  Hey, I'm bossy and I'm proud of it!  Muahahahahahaha!!!

I might have more to say on this later, but it's time for more "ketchup!"

2.) Mash-up of Nintendo and Star Wars!

Check these out!  Awesome!  :-D

Star Wars and Nintendo Mashup Super Smash Wars

3.) World of Warcraft

You know that I gotta talk about WoW!  :-D

Those of you who still keep up with the game know that the next expansion is called World of Draenor.  Odd thing is, unlike past expansions in which I couldn't wait for them to start up, for WoD, I have to wait and see what happens.  This time around, deposed warchief Garrosh Hellscream goes back in time and is apparently trying to change the present day by preventing the orcs of the past from drinking the demon blood that drove them to become the horrors that invaded Azeroth all those years ago. 

However, he's not going to the past to help bring about an era of peace and prosperity; he still plans for the Horde (this version being called the Iron Horde) to be conquerors - just not conquerors under the influence of demon-tainted blood.  That is, he wants them to be doing their plundering and pillaging while under the full control of their wits and senses.  I guess that makes it all better, right?  O.o

There does seem to be impressive upgrades and improvements coming, but I have to wait and see what the designers have planned before I am good with the changes.  I know that the game has the change in order for Blizzard Entertainment to keep the subscribers that it still has, but there's changes to improve gameplay, and then there's changes that seem to be change for the sake of change.  I have to see what they end up doing before I decide what kind of change it is.  One of my favorite parts of the game is the lore, and if Blizz plans on changing some of the established lore, well then - it better be pretty darned good, that's all I gotta say!

In other WoW news, there's a reality show called Azeroth Choppers, in which a business who specializes in making customized motorcycles is going to make an Alliance chopper, and a Horde chopper!  The season just started, but I already predict that the HORDE WINS, BABY!

Oh!  I just got this in from a secret informant who has inside information!  Here's the final entry for the Horde bike, and here's the final entry for the Alliance bikeWhoohoo! But don't tell anyone yet!  It's supposed to be a secret, so SHHHHH!!

And before we leave my discussion of all things WoW, I gotta bring up their new app, a card game called Hearthstone.  I've yet to try it out, but it's within my cheapskate price range, because it's free!  When I have time to check it out and play the game myself, I will let you know what I think of it.

4.) My generation needs to make a turn to the right if it is to save itself

Yeah, you heard me.  More of my generation - that is, those of us born mostly in the 1980s (and which I am trying to get us named the Worgen Generation) - need to all just make a jump to the conservative side of the ideological aisle if we are to save ourselves from ourselves.  If we save ourselves from ourselves, then we set ourselves up for the future, and all of society will benefit as a result.

Now now - don't get your panties all in a knot here; I'm not saying that the right wing is the be-all end-all to life.  For me to say that conservatism is the be-all end-all to life is to put conservatism on the same path that liberalism has now found itself in - and that is being so far to their own side that they now see their views as dogmas.  That is, today's liberals see their views as infallible, and anyone who disagrees with them is basically a heathen and a blasphemer.  When one side of the aisle begins to see their views as dogma, then bad things happen like they did in other parts of the world in which ideology ran amok, and tyrannies sprung in their wake. 

What we need to do in our country is help prevent that from happening here, and we (that is, those of us in the "Worgen Generation") do that by countering the left wing upbringings of our parents, because they've swung the ideological pendulum too far to the left, and are now trying to keep it stuck there. If we as a culture and society are going to evolve, then the pendulum must be able to swing freely back and forth. 

To keep the pendulum stuck to one side is to put us on the path to devolve as a culture and society, because those trying to keep the pendulum stuck on their side will eventually resort to tyranny to keep it that way, as we saw in most of the 20th century, in which nearly all of that century was one textbook case after another of ideology gone insane.  And in our wonderful country, that ain't how it's supposed to work. The proverbial marketplace of ideas must function in the way that it always has, with the free and open discussion of ideas.  We as a country work best when we can have these debates and discussions, even if they get lively and spirited at times.  The marketplace of ideas must reign supreme, beyond the reach of both sides of the aisle, so the ideological pendulum must be able to swing freely, back and forth like it's supposed to do.

It's been said that my generation is most likely not going to be more prosperous than the previous generation, which would be a first in a very long time.  Well, I'm not going to accept that, and neither should my fellow Worgen Gens.  So turn right, my fellow Worgens!

5.) New banner!  New profile pic!  :-D

Did you notice the new blog banner?  It came courtesy of four different people!  An artist who goes by Grim Rascal made the line art, another artist named Richard Dominguez colored it and put in the background, a third artist named Chris Hebert of HB Comics made the logo, and the boss himself made the layout.  The new profile pic is a cutout from the finished artwork of the first chapter of The Mighty Andromeda #1, and it's by Martheus Wade.  You will find further info on these cool dudes on my The Mighty Andromeda FB group, so look them up!  So cool!  Thanks, guys!  You all rock!  :-D

6.) Comics talk!

My usual segment on comics talk will have to come next time, as I've already talked enough this time around!  LOL

But trust me, there will be comic stuff to talk about - including an update to the book, The Mighty Andromeda #1!  YEAAAAAAHHH!!!!! 

So stay tuned, true believers!  The best is yet to come, and I want you all to be there to share it!  ^.^

Ahhh.... it's good to be back.  :-D