I know someone once called him “the best friend a guitar ever had.”
I would give you SO MANY hugs, Dan, and as Ashley said, you deserved so many great things. I know hugs aren’t the same when they aren’t in person, but I promise that they’re there for you, anytime. xoxoxoxo
Thank you as always Jules. I’ll live vicariously through you this weekend as you visit Disneyland. I have many fantastic memories of the “Happiest Place on Earth” and my mom actually worked there for many years (although working at Disneyland isn’t the same as visiting Disneyland.) I’d like to revisit the park as an adult, especially since my love of Star Wars has fully developed and they just remade Star Tours. I distinctly remember going on that ride. In line I remember seeing C-3P0, but I couldn’t remember where I had seen him before. That was a long time ago (in a galaxy far, far away…)
(Mass Effect character/entity) is to Mass Effect as (Star Wars character/entity) is to Star Wars.
Commander Shepard - Luke Skywalker
Captain Anderson - Obi-Wan Kenobi
Ashley Williams/Kaidan Alenko - Wedge Antilles
Garrus - Han Solo
Liara - Leia (only she’s not Shepard’s sister…thank God)
Wrex - Chewbacca (ME1)
Tali - Padme with technical know how
Joker - R2-D2
EDI - C-3P0 (when not fighting)
Grunt - Chewbacca (ME2, 3)
Thane - Yoda minus the age and the training sequence with Luke
Jacob - Lando
Miranda - Clone Trooper Commander (except Miranda is a she)
Samara - Mace Windu (except Samara is a she)
Jack - Anakin at his most confused, circa Episode II (Jack is also a she)
Legion - IG-88 only good
Adm. Hackett - Admiral Ackbar, only he’s a little more visible and bad ass.
Saren - Darth Maul
Illusive Man - A cross between Darth Vader & Count Dooku
Ceberus - Confederacy for Independent Systems
Reapers - Galactic Empire
Geth - Droid Army
Kai Leng - Jango Fett/Bounty Hunter
Normandy - Millennium Falcon
Crucible - Death Star
Sovereign - Super Star Star Destroyer (that can think)
Protheans - Old Republic (more on that later)
SPECTRE - Jedi
Alliance - Rebel Alliance
Council - Galactic Senate
hahaha excellent example!
Indeed, much can be learned from Indiana Jones. My favorite is that releasing the power of God will destroy the wicked…or the people who don’t turn around and shut their eyes.
Your words are beautifully chosen, and it is my hope to see you achieve both what you want and need, personally and professionally. You deserve many great things. :)
Your sentiment is appreciated. I have received similar sentiments from many of my peers. I will admit that I have focused on my volunteer duties to the point that I may have lost some perspective on the big picture. I do think taking a step back and re-examining things will help.
you are pretty fantastic, Dan!! I fully believe you will fulfill your dreams. xoxoxoxo
I love so much that the internet has fallen in love with Jennifer Lawrence, she seems fantastic. the boy from Billy Elliot also seems awesome. I should also point out that you are awesome! xoxoxoxo
It does appear that Jennifer Lawrence is everywhere and I would expect that for the star of a movie who had the third best opening weekend in history. Landing a role in a movie like The Hunger Games will do that for someone. She seems pretty cool and goofy to me, so I hope that initial impression isn’t ruined by scandalous nonsense.
Also, thank you for your continued support of my awesomeness. Right now I find myself thinking “I need a hug” frequently, and your imaginary internet hugs do help. I can best describe the feeling as having a poster of myself, looking distraught, with the caption “This man needs a hug” at the foot of the poster. These things would be everywhere in my imaginary world, like propaganda posters from WWII.
I feel like it’s been a painfully long time since I tasted a major success, and I am wonder if I’ve forgotten what it feels like to succeed. Think of the feeling as always being the bride’s maid but never the bride, being nominated for an Oscar five times and being snubbed, or playing/coaching a team for many years and not winning the title. In the feel good stories the bride’s maid gets married, the actor wins their Oscar and the player finally wins a title. Yet for every person that gets there, there are so many that don’t. In the actor and athlete case, the lack of a crowning achievement is often seen as a blemish on their career, regardless of its quality - particularly if they were good.
I want to believe that I’ll eventually find the success I am looking for, whether it be in my personal or professional life, it’s just hard to imagine right now. Maybe that’s the real issue. It’s been such a long time since the last major success, visualizing the next success feels like a foreign concept.
I don’t discount the successes I’ve had, but they haven’t been overwhelming or fulfilling to a a certain extent. Perhaps it is time for a different perspective, and I seek more value in those successes I have managed. So often what we are given is not what we ask for, yet it is what we need.
Forgive me for the delay dear friend. Here are my answers.
5 things that irritate me about the opposite/same sex:
1. Women who fail to recognize the strengths the have and focus on things that they don’t have or have no control over.
2. People (men or women) who glorify trash, or people who embody the worst aspects of a mentality or culture (think Jersey Shore.)
3. Women whose personality drastically changes in the company of other women.
4. Women, especially ones who know they’re physically attractive, who feel their appearance gives them a license to treat other people (men or women) disrespectfully.
5. Women who feel it is necessary to compromise their values to feel valued.
How I’d spend $10,000:
I’d probably visit my ancestral homeland (Japan) and ride trains everywhere. I’d especially be interested in Hiroshima (where my family emigrated from) and Hokkaido, which is the snowy northernmost island. Maybe when I pass through Fukushima, I’d emerge with superpowers (one can only hope.)
My view on being Tumblr famous:
It depends on why someone is Tumblr famous. I have great respect for the people who devote considerable time and have an army of followers, although I wonder how their well they balance their lives away from Tumblr. I read something today that having a ridiculous amount of Facebook friends implies that someone has highly narcissistic qualities. I buy that argument to an extent. I think the same theory could be applied to those who are Tumblr famous. If you have the time and ability to create a legitimate legion of followers and can keep them engaged, I hope you can get compensated for your time.