welp. that happened.

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I think it’s safe to say that nobody saw this.

I know I didn’t.

Last night was a historic event.  I’ve heard people liken it to the Silent Majority that happened when Nixon ran.  I’ve heard people compare it to Reagan’s election.  I’ve heard people jump and scream and cheer with happiness, and I’ve seen people weep and unable to form emotions because they’re just too shocked.

I didn’t like either of these candidates, but I voted for one.  Everybody who knew how ridiculous voting third party is voted for one.

And now we’re gonna move on.

This isn’t the end, guys.  Regardless of who you voted for (or didn’t vote for), this is what happened and these are the results and, as surprised as I am to say it, Trump will be our next president.

But guess what?  It doesn’t matter.

It doesn’t matter because the American people have more say over what happens here – and how the culture changes – than basically anyone in the political realm.

And God is still on the throne.

Regardless of whatever dystopian novel prologue we may be living in, God is still on the throne and His will is going to be done and we can trust Him, praise God.

Now take a deep breath, pray for peace, and keep moving forward.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:6-7)

Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)

For the LORD will not abandon His people,
Nor will He forsake His inheritance. …

When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
Your consolations delight my soul. …

But the LORD has been my stronghold,
And my God the rock of my refuge. (Ps. 94:14, 19, 22)

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this election is gonna be weird.  duh.  even if you’re not american, it’s gonna be weird.

we’re faced with two very different options, and i’m not liking either of them.  i’ve always hated the game ‘would you rather,’ and now the entire nation has to play it… including me.

i don’t know who i’m voting for, but i know i’m going to vote for someone.  let my fren john tell you why (and why you should too).

how the presidential election is like captain america: civil war.

civil war.jpgIf you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, you probably know that I’m a huge Captain America fan.  I don’t even call him Captain America – he’s always been Steve to me.  I’ve been in love with him ever since he said he was waiting for the right partner back in 2011.  Since then, I’ve seen all the movies he’s in (including Ant-Man), done extensive research on his comics, and even read some of them.

So, yep, of course I’m gonna go see Captain America: Civil War.

(Speaking of, DID YOU GUYS SEE THE NEW TRAILER THAT WAS RELEASED YESTERDAY???  It killed me.  My ghost is writing this because I am dead.)

Recently, I’ve been surveying a lot of my friends to see whether they’re on Team Cap or Team Iron Man (which, if you don’t know, is the basic premise of the movie).  It always surprises me how many people are Team Iron Man because I’ve always disliked him.  In my opinion, he’s too prideful and his “redemption” never lasts.  (I love Steve because he’s got good morals and fights for what’s right ’til the end of the line.  #TeamCap)

Team iron man.jpgWhenever I try to ask people why they’re on Iron Man’s side, they always say something like, “Well, he’s cool and he’s got great weapons and he’s rich so he can do anything so he always wins.”  And I always reply, “Yeah, but he’s a jerk, so why would you be on his side?”

Their actual stances in Civil War hardly ever come into play in these conversations.  It’s always based on the other movies we’ve seen the characters in and why we’ve liked them in the past and how that influences whose side we’re on.

It hit me the other day that this is almost exactly what’s going on in the presidential election.  Uninformed people are backing certain candidates because of their qualities or their likeability factors, as if the candidates’ stances are an afterthought.  (This is the only reason I can think of that so many people are for Trump – he speaks a language that the general public can understand… plus some insults.)

(Side note: All of this question-dodging and rambling by all of the candidates just reminds me so much of Aaron Burr in Hamilton!  “Talk less, smile more, don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for.”  “He’s not very forthcoming on any particular stances – you ask him a question, it glances off – he obfuscates, he dances.”  And people liked him simply because “He seems approachable – like you could grab a beer with him.”  {And, yes, I’m total Hamiltrash.  But that’s another post for another time.})Team Cap.jpg

When I thought about it, the only reason I was on Team Cap was because I love my precious Capsicle liked him.  I didn’t care what his stance was, I just knew that I liked him and his morals and, because of those, he was probably right.  (So I kicked myself in the face and researched what Steve’s side is in Civil War… and whatdya know, I’m still on his side.)

Of course, Civil War isn’t nearly as important as what’s going on in the political realm, but the two seemed alike to me.  Just like we don’t need to be on Tony Stark’s side because “he’s cool,” we don’t need to side with a candidate simply because we like him.  What are his morals?  What does he stand for?  (And if he stands for nothing, what will he fall for?)  How does he act in the debates?  How does he handle opposition?  What are his stances on things that are important to you, such as immigration and life and war?

Anyway.  If any of that made any sense, let me know what you think in the comments!  If you’re an American past voting age, who are you voting for?  More importantly (lol jk), whose side are you on for Civil War???

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No of course this post wasn’t an excuse just to post about Captain America as much as I can why of course would you think that???  : P

Twenty-Five Things I’m Thankful For

  • God, Who saved me and continues to mold me into who He wants me to be every single day
  • My wonderful family, who loves me even when I make idiotic mistakes
  • My sweetie-pie little brother, who never ceases to make me laugh!
  • My church body, without whom I know I wouldn’t be who I am today
  • My loving friends, who accept me the way I am – with all of my faults and quirks  : )
  • My awesome pen pal, Elinor  (Love ya, girly!!)
  • All of my amazing bloggy friends – you guys are awesome!
  • Sir Percy… just cuz.  (And, yes, I did just say that!)
  • The makers of the Lord of the Rings LEGO video game who decided to keep Faramir in it.  Cuz he is amazing.  Nuff said.
  • All of the authors whose works I read frequently – Wayne Thomas Batson, Robert Whitlow, J.R.R. Tolkien, Louisa May Alcott, and C.S. Lewis, to name a very few.  You worked hard to create something worth reading and you have done it!!
  • The BBC for making such wonderful productions and for providing half of the quotes that I use on a regular basis, from “Easy peesy, squeeze the lemon,” to “Sparker, be quiet!” to “No lace!” to “In vain I have struggled – my feelings will not be repressed.  You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you!” to “Really, Emma, it is better to be without wit at all then to apply it as you do!”  (And that’s only half of the half!)
  • Peter Jackson for making Lord of the Rings and sticking to The Hobbit
  • To the Bored Shorts TV people, who provide the other half of the quotes I use on a regular basis!  (“Don’t punch……..our car.” and “I am a Snackyvore.  It is liiiiike… a dinosoah that likes… snacks and treats!” are two of my bo-fuh… my bo-fa, my bo-faaaai….  Yeah.)
  • Tenth Avenue North – your music makes me feel like I’m in church.  And I love it.  : )
  • Alec and Nikki, who are two of my best friends even though they’re only in my head  : )
  • The old Hollywood, who made such awesome Christmas movies like Holiday Inn, Christmas in Connecticut, Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, and the two that share the rank of my top favorite Christmas movie of all time, The Shop Around the Corner and It’s a Wonderful Life!
  • My piano and violin teachers, who inspire me to play more than they know!
  • My good friend who inspired me to start writing again.  That was a good six years ago and, good gracious, I haven’t gotten over it yet!
  • The makers of all of the musicals I love – Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Little Women, and The Little Mermaid.  Most of my go-to songs are from those four musicals and I love them dearly!
  • Mitt Romney, for sticking to it and running for president and defying the odds.  You would have been a great president!
  • Milton Hershey for perfecting the modern version of chocolate – you are in my debt!
  • The next-door neighbors and their adorable twins who I got to babysit all day today.  Not finishing my school was completely worth it!
  • The NaNo people for inspiring so many writers to actually write and finish a goal and push them!
  • The makers of all of the indie films that I love – October Baby, What If…, Fireproof, and To Save a Life being some of my favorites.  When you work hard to make a good movie, the story and character development make up for all of the acting slips!
  • You guys, the readers of my blog.  You make my day whenever you read a post or comment or follow!  Thank you so much!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


On the Election…

After praying almost incessantly – very specifically – and listening to the radio almost as much (Sean Hannity is awesome…), I’ve finally reached the conclusion that whatever happens tonight is God’s will and that I just need to trust Him with all of my heart.  I’d strongly encourage you guys to do the same!

Also, I’m just glad that it’s almost over.  This campaign has been one of the worst in America’s history, mainly because of all the lying, back-stabbing, and finger-pointing (mostly on one side, in my opinion… *cough* Obama! *cough*).  A lot of that one side’s commercials have been, to say the least, immature and, considering the most recent one, almost scandelous.  (The other side, in my humble and honest opinion, has been presidential and mature and worthy of the presidency.  *cough* Romney!! *cough*  Just sayin’.)  I’m sick and tired of it and totally ready for it to be done!

And one last note on not voting….  (Before, though, if you’re of age and have decided not to vote for one reason or another, I am not trying to condemn you or anything.  The last thing I’d want to do is offend you!  However, I have a very strong opinion on this, so I’d like to share it with everyone.  Please don’t be offended if you’ve chosen not to vote!!)  I firmly believe that this is a right that we, as Americans, have that was given to us by the people that fought and died for our country.  It’s not only our duty to vote, it’s a freedom that was given to us at a very high price!  This is one of the most fantastic things about being an American – we have so many rights and freedoms and we take them all for granted.  And what makes my opinion even stronger is the fact that I’m missing voting by about thirty-two days….  *runs around in circles screaming bloody murder and tearing out hair*

As always, your opinion matters (*cough* just like your vote does *cough*).  Comment, pretty please with a cherry on top?

Well, I need to listen to the radio now.  (We don’t get Fox News and everything else is Liberal….)

Praying that the initials of our 45th president start with MITT ROMNEY!!!!