The Google Search definition of the word eclectic is the following: (noun) a person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources, (adjective) deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
This is how I see and describe myself in a lot of things and that will be reflected here.
I don't consider myself a fan more of an enthusiast when it comes to things that I like because, believe me, there will be a time or times where I will lose interest in something for one reason(s) or another.
Some Marvel/DC (such as X-Men The Animated Series (grew up on it), Spider-Man Animated Series (90s), Batman The Animated Series, Superman The Animated Series, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, some of X-Men Evolution, The Flash (90s), and The Flash (2014, up to seasons 1 and 2 & maybe some crossovers)).
The Fifth Element
Dune series (film and books (even though I haven't read all of the books yet.))
A Wrinkle in Time
Babylon 5 (Now don't get me wrong, I like Sheridan, but I like Sinclair a lot more. I think that he would've had more of a presence on the show if it wasn't for the actors mental health problems.)
Stargate film/Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis
Doctor Who (also depends on what I'm watching, though I appreciate the classic era a lot more now that I've seen it.)
Star Trek franchise (it depends on what I'm watching, I'm not crazy about it.)
Star Wars (sometimes, depends on what I'm watching although looking back, especially at how the prequels were done, I really don't understand how Anakin and Padme's relationship could've possibly worked.)
From the definition that starts off this bio, I also have an eclectic taste in music so I'll listen to Sade, Anita Baker, Evanescence, Disturbed, Gwen Stefani, Cher, The Temptations, Eurythmics, Yanni, and many more that I like.
Quotes I appreciate (some are paraphrased or partial):
"Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it."
"Some of the worst things imaginable have been done with the best intentions."
"There is none so blind as those who will not see."
"Like and equal are two entirely different things." -(Chap. 9 IT from A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle)
"Just because there's not a war doesn't mean there's peace. They still hate and fear us, it's just harder to see because they're more polite about it." -Raven Darkholme aka Mystique (X-Men Apocalypse)
"I do not know everything; still many things I understand." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Understanding is a three-edged sword. Your side, my side, and the truth." -J. Michael Straczynski
"The intent of a question is sometimes as important as the answer." -Commander Jeffrey Sinclair (Babylon 5, 1x16 Eyes)
"When you pull one thread, another comes undone."
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." -Confucius
"Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet them again on your way back down." -Wilson Mizner
"Listen to the music, not the song." -Kosh (Babylon 5, 1x09 Deathwalker)
"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." -Deepak Chopra
"There are times, when men of good conscience cannot blindly follow orders." -Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: Next Generation, 3x16 The Offspring)
"Ignore the propaganda. Focus on what you see." -Commander Jeffrey Sinclair (Babylon 5, 1x01 Midnight on the Firing Line)
"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option." -Maya Angelou
"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." -Maya Angelou
"Just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist." -Mrs. Murry (Chap. 3 Mrs. Which from A Wrinkle in Time)
"Love at first sight doesn't exist. Love takes time, and love takes work. At the very least you have to know the other person." -Garnet (Steven Universe, 2x04 Love Letters)
"There is a difference between a position and the person occupying it at the moment." -Captain John Sheridan (Babylon 5, 3x06 Dust to Dust)
"Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over, again, but expecting different results." -Albert Einstein
Pointing out a few things: (Thanks to Sinyk, muggledad, ARedHair, & Sprinter1988 for helping me clearly see the rest of the way how messed up this story and many of its characters are)
First of all, I'm not a Harry Potter fan (at the most, I'll read certain bash fics, but is it truly bash fics if they're pointing out things in the story that either don't make sense or that trouble the person that points it out). But I do agree with magitech when this person says that JK Rowling gave out the wrong impression that it was "cute" or "okay" for girls to buy or even consider using the substance Amortentia (aka "love potion" bullshit!), but reverse that and boys would be seen as little rapists in the making because that's what the substance does, it allows one person to take advantage of another through the fabricated feeling of love, but it's not even that, it's just temporary lust (for as long as it's ingested) & robs the person that ingests it of their right to consent or choose whom they want and enslaves. Like in the case of Merope Gaunt & Tom Riddle, we all know that if Merope didn't have the potion (and it's implied that she most likely used a potion), that Tom would've never even looked her way. She took his consent away for her own selfish wants and in the end they all paid the price for it. This drug should've been marked as a controlled substance and highly and heavily monitored by their governments and it disturbs me greatly that Fred & George would sell that rape juice to anyone, makes me question what they were really up to. That could also explain the sudden attraction that Harry had for Ginny in book 6 when he never shown any before then.
Other things that should be heavily regulated are the use of Polyjuice potions and memory charms. Polyjuice potion can potentially cause a person to be wrongfully accused of a crime they didn't commit because all one has to do is to take a piece of someone's hair, study a person's character traits (Barty Crouch Jr. and Mad-Eye Moody, anyone) brew the potion, and voila instant shapeshifting and the potential to do pretty much whatever they please within the allotted time period as along as one isn't caught. Memory charms are a definite must for heavy regulation, I know it helps keep their society a secret, but it can be heavily abused by those who would take advantage of anyone just because they could.
Doesn't it bother anyone that Dumbles has essentially three high ranking jobs that he's performing at once. He's Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, Supreme Mugwump/Britain's representative on the ICW, and Headmaster of Hogwarts, how is it that he's taking any time to actually perform any of his duties pertaining to these jobs at any time if they're all high ranking and requires all of his attention/concentration? He's basically the equivalent of a Chief Justice, Ambassador, and school principal all at once and no one really questions it? In a real life situation, does anyone see a Chief Justice also doubling as an Ambassador and a school principal at extreme old age because I certainly don't. It's probably one of those things that JK Rowling really didn't think over or do the British do things differently?
God vs Science
A science professor begins his school year with a lecture to the students, "Let me explain the problem science has with religion." The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
"You're a Christian, aren't you, son?"
"Yes sir," the student says.
"So you believe in God?"
"Is God good?"
"Sure! God's good."
"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"
"Are you good or evil?"
"The Bible says I'm evil."
The professor grins knowingly. "Aha! The Bible!" He considers for a moment. "Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?"
"Yes sir, I would."
"So you're good...!"
"I wouldn't say that."
"But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't."
The student does not answer, so the professor continues. "He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?"
The student remains silent.
"No, you can't, can you?" the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.
"Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?"
"Er...yes," the student says.
"Is satan good?"
The student doesn't hesitate on this one. "No."
"Then where does satan come from?"
The student falters. "From God"
"That's right. God made satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?"
"Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?"
"So who created evil?" The professor continued, "If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil."
Again, the student has no answer. "Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?"
The student squirms on his feet. "Yes."
"So who created them?"
The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. "Who created them?" There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. "Tell me," he continues onto another student. "Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?"
The student's voice betrays him and cracks. "Yes, professor, I do."
The old man stops pacing. "Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?"
"No sir. I've never seen Him."
"Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?"
"No, sir, I have not."
"Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?"
"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't."
"Yet you still believe in him?"
"According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?"
"Nothing," the student replies. "I only have my faith."
"Yes, faith," the professor repeats. "And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith."
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own. "Professor, is there such thing as heat?"
"Yes," the professor replies. "There's heat."
"And is there such a thing as cold?"
"Yes, son, there's cold too."
"No sir, there isn't."
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. "You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees."
"Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it."
Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.
"What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?"
"Yes," the professor replies without hesitation. "What is night if it isn't darkness?"
"You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word."
"In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?"
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. "So what point are you making, young man?"
"Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed."
The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. "Flawed? Can you explain how?"
"You are working on the premise of duality," the student explains. "You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought."
"It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it."
"Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?"
"If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do."
"Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?"
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.
"Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?"
The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.
"To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean."
The student looks around the room. "Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?" The class breaks out into laughter.
"Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir."
"So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?"
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable.
Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. "I guess you'll have to take them on faith."
"Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life," the student continues. "Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?"
Now uncertain, the professor responds, "Of course, there is. We see it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil."
To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light."
The professor sat down.
This students statements are true, can you or can you not make night darker?
Is it possible for it to get colder after absolute zero -458 degree's F.
Can you feel,taste,see,hear,or smell your brain,
If you support this students' statements than repost.
God in heaven won't mind if you do or don't.
No you won't go to hell.
But your conscience will feel great if you do
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