Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Clone Mile Marker.

I would like to first and foremost wish my good friend Jeremy a very happy and fantastic birthday! He's a great guy, and I only wish that we lived closer so I could celebrate with him. Many happy returns my friend! Well today was actually quite productive despite me literally sitting around and doing nothing but gazing at the ceiling and listening to music. I began writing my political drama short story, and got fairly far with it which was a pleasant surprise. The awesome thing was that it was really easy to write, especially when I got into the swing of things. I have a feeling that it is going to be a lot of fun, though it may take me some time to get it finished, but that may depend on how distracted I allow myself to become. Even though I haven't seen it, today marks the release of the 100th episode of The Clone Wars animated television show. It's something to imagine that the show has been around since 2008, when I graduated from college, and the show has really come a long way since it's inception and big screen debut. It's a fantastic kid's show that adults can enjoy as well. I've continued my trek into Dexter season 6 and so far I like what I've seen thus far, some very...pleasant surprises. He's really growing to become quite a complex character, especially since he's a psychotic serial killer. Wow what a transition; from a kids animated show, to a show which the main character/hero is a serial killer; what an interesting society we are becoming. Oh, here's another quote from The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli:

"I conclude, therefore that, fortune being changeful and mankind steadfast in their ways, so long as  the two are in agreement men are successful, but unsuccessful when they fall out. For my part I consider that it is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman, and if you wish to keep her under it is necessary to beat and ill-use her; and it is seen that she allows herself to be mastered by the adventurous rather than by those who go to work more coldly. She is, therefore, always, woman-like, a lover of young men, because they are less cautious, more violent, and with more audacity command her."

Now, obviously it doesn't portray women in the most positive of light by any means, and I disagree with his usage, however I cannot argue with the result. The man wasn't one for moral arguments, but rather those arguments and positions that allowed one to maintain control over whatever they wished. I personally like his statement about adventure versus caution, and in most cases agree with him. There you have it though. I leave you with that little bite of "wisdom" and hope that a lovely weekend does not entirely elude you.

A highlight reel celebrating 100 episodes from The Clone Wars

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