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Apologetic Proof Part 7 God and CreationThe Bible teaches very clearly that God is all powerful, and lives outside the boundaries of the universe and that he created the universe by willing it into existence.
In March 2007 Stephen Hawking gave a lecture at a Physics conference in Berkeley California, and he stated that the Universe came from nothing. He stated conclusively that he cannot explain how or why the universe came into existence, but all studies in astrophysics shows the universe in expanding, which means that it did indeed at some time in the past start from one point. Even the most brilliant minds, both Atheists and Christian, agree that the universe had a starting point, and came from nothing.
This leaves us with an exercise in logic. Did everything that exists on our planet, in our galaxy and in the universe, happen as a random accident? Even the most brilliant Atheist minds on the planet agree that the universe for some “unknown” reason came into existence out of nothing. If that is so, what or who
Characters: Creating Believable BeingsYou most definitely know when you’re a writer. You see a story, in every picture, find plot twists with every brushstroke. That phrase, ‘a picture is with a thousand words’? Well, you’ll see three thousand. You might just get excited about that new pen, the one that makes you feel like you’re writing pure silk, or maybe your favorite part of back-to-school season is the idea of picking up an extra notebook (or a dozen) to hold your thoughts. You just know when you’re a writer.
And perhaps the most tell-tale sign is your characters. You see, and hear them, everywhere. And why shouldn't you? They’re the absolute core of your novel. Your plot’s weak in some places? Well, try taking out your characters entirely. Don’t replace them with anything, just take them out. How does your plot move now? Your setting is less than believable? Try writing a story that’s nothing but description and plot. You'll see why characters are nece
Surprisingly truthful articleYesterday I stumbled upon an article titled "My Abortion". It immediately pecked my interest. A family member who I was with said "Don't read that. It looks like Pro Abortion propaganda crap. The magazine is obviously leftist". I rolled my eyes and looked through the magazine anyway. I wanted to read what it said. I didn't care whether it was Pro Life or Pro Choice. I figured I'd learn something from it. There were stories from different women and their experience with abortion. The first women kept her baby. The rest went through with the abortion but felt forced into it,guilty, or were simply very desperate and felt they had no one to turn to for comfort or help. There was one story about a women who saw Pro Lifers outside the abortion clinic holding signs with pictures of bloody dead babies and was afraid of them. She said something along the lines of "I knew it was a baby but I felt it was okay to kill it because what else am I going to do in my situation?" I'v heard stories like t
SSB4 Daily Picture Blog #16
Full credit of the above picture goes to Sakurai and his development team!
SSB4 DAILY PICTURE BLOG #16 - 2/12/13 to 6/12/13
Miiverse quote: Pic of the day. Turnips are used in the Villager's up-air and down-air attacks. Perhaps because the turnip prices fluctuate depending on the day's market, the number of turnips that appear changes every time. How cute.
Monday's picture showed Villager's up and down aerial attack, which uses the turnips from the Animal Crossing series. The number of turnips will change randomly each attack, meaning the damage output and knockback will probably also vary. If so, expect the red turnips to do the most damage.
Link to Miiverse post: [here]
Miiverse quote: Pic of the day. Here's the new edition of the Ray Gun. The Smash Bros. mark appears backward because it acts like a stamp. We design
SpecialistsI’ve just heard the most amazing story.
There’s a little girl with autism out there, somewhere who has put specialists to shame.
She was given a test: ‘put these words in alphabetical order.’ (words like apple, and banana, etc.)
The little girl did her writing- and what she produced was this;
Seem strange? It did to them, too. And they were even going to mark her down for this . . .until one of them looked at it again, and came to a realisation that surprised them all. They found that she had in fact done exactly what she was asked. She had put each one of the letters in those words into alphabetical order.
Characters: Fixing Mary-SueThere is one trap that everyone dreads falling into, one that has become well known because so many people do fall into it, especially when it comes to creating characters. There’s a trap that’s become viewed with such displeasure that it’s actually become a bit of a stigma for writers.
It’s the Mary Sue/Gary Stu character trap.
I’m going to say this outright: Mary Sue’s are not a bad thing. They’re just poorly executed. Ninety percent of the problem with a Mary Sue, is that the original creator is simply too lazy to try and come up with a creative way of getting someone in and out of situations, and so fall back on what's familiar, which is almost inevitably a cliche. It’s an easy fix, if you’re not lazy.
Unfortunately, I’ve seen more articles about ‘avoiding’ them, more than I’ve seen anything with ‘fixing’ them. There is a difference. Avoidance does not correct the problem; it merely saves it f
MK1 Reptile Cosplaywell, i've decided what i'm going as for ACE 2014 (Abq comic expo) and after playing a shit ton of MK9 as reptile with his "klassic" MK1 skin, i decided "shit, that would be a kick-ass cosplay." so this winter break (soon) i decided to start making my first legit cosplay ever- the mortal kombat 1 version of Reptile, my favorite of the ninjas (others include scorpion, sub-zero, ermac, and i think rain counts as one.)
me and my friends are most likely gonna go as the entire group for ACE 2014
so far we have a potential scorpion and ermac (with me being reptile)
so, yeah. first legit cosplay. huzzah. and stuff.
DH: Interview Meme with SkySky: An interview? :iconteyuplz: I don't really mind *gets ready for the interview*
1. What is your real name?
Sky:........... *regrets decision* Pusky Reis ;;
2. What is your favorite color?
Sky: hmm.. I'd have to say white
3. What is your favorite animal?
Sky: Dogs, they're so friendly.
4. What is your favorite drink?
Sky: Ice tea, any flavour is good
5. What is your favorite food?
Sky: I don't have any yet ' A ' I like every food in general
6. What is your favorite song?
Sky: Again I don't have any yet.
7. What is your favorite pastime?
Sky: being with cloud um, cooking or baking
8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Sky: A doctor *proud*
9. Who do you have a crush on / who are you in a relationship with?
Sky: *blushes* w-what? n-n-no one *looks away* ///////;;; (it'scloud)
10. Have you ever cheated on someone before?
Sky: *frowns* I'd never cheat on anyone.
11. Are you single?
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I Belong To You I hate rain. Not really, I love it. Just not when the most beautiful, perfect, wonderful, perfect, comfortable, waterproof, perfect coat in existence has been savagely butchered by my so-called friend’s Dalmatian. Every slap of rain on my naked arms is a stinging reminder of the irreparable hole in my wardrobe.
Some people might try to fill the void with lesser coats but I can’t bring myself to betray Valentino, even after her death. Instead my slippery arms grapple with each other in wet shock as I stumble to the op shop, clinging to one last thread of hope. I know in my deadened heart that I’ll never have another coat like her. Yet here I am, blundering through the elements in my vain search for the acceptance and warmth I found wrapped in Valentino’s woollen sleeves.
Thud. My body slams into the door, making the ‘open’ sign quiver and the bells tinkle in offense. I fight for entry, the door’s assault doubled by the stale funk of
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