TheChronicler137
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Joined 03-22-11, id: 2801849, Profile Updated: 10-26-14
Author has written 14 stories for Sintel, Alpha and Omega, Huntik: Secrets & Seekers, and Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

May all that is done under this name, unworthy though it may be, be dedicated ad maiorem Dei gloriam.


THE "NICO THING" IN HOUSE OF HADES NEVER HAPPENED.

IT.

NEVER.

HAPPENED.

(Just like how the Sally-murdering-Gabe-and-selling-his-corpse thing in The Lightning Thief NEVER HAPPENED)

If you don't get how much it NEVER HAPPENED then let me spell it out for you (Warning: HoH spoilers)


SPQR - Sede Papamque Romanus!

Formerly TheChronichler.

Anyone who gets the 137 reference is far too overqualified to be here.

And here's a shout-out to my awesome beta reader and friend Mandi2341! Thanks for putting up with me, and for always being so sweet! :)

I'm a stickler for canon. In fact, I'm such a stickler that I can spend hours pouring over obscure references to figure how this or that works and then spend hours more plugging the gaps with fanfics. What's the word for someone like that? Canonist? Canon lawyer?

Though I wish I could say otherwise, this remarkably appropriate avatar I have adopted is not my creation. Visual and other physical arts have never been my strong suit. I work better with concepts, abstractions, and ideas. I find myself with some degree of affinity for the analysis of information flow and physical motion, though.

AUs kinda mess things up and can fundamentally change the personality of characters. Though personality is not the foundation for relationships, it is an important factor. And in non-romance fics, AUs can change a character's, um, character so much such that he/she is the original character in name or appearance only. As such, I tend to stay away from them.

I realise the stuff I write tends to be a lot longer than the average. My 'career' here may be affecting my real life a bit more than I think.

Here's a tip for authors (especially myself): keep it short. When I read, I find myself not having time for anything more than 2000 words long, and I suspect this might be the case for most people, and thus long stories might not be read much.

Perfect phrase to describe my works: "Most people don't realise the implications" (unless they read this here profile).

My muse is a filthy, treacherous deserter :(

On the Internet, no-one knows you have no emotions.

NOTHING, and I do mean NOTHING, ticks me off more than people talking about things they are not qualified to talk about. Because typically, I am qualified to talk about that particular subject, and the mistakes I hear range from facepalm-worthy to table-flippingly bad.

OK, enough rambling. Links are here because that's just about the only reason anyone would come to this profile and I don't want to make them look through all the junk here.

Check out Frozen Sunflowers in the Night's RP, How to Survive the World: For Demigods: http://www.fanfiction.net/forum/How-to-Survive-the-World-For-Demi-gods/136058/ (I play Jason!)

My brother's deviantArt account, where he will eventually get down to posting the illustrations for my fics: http://danteluxsignifer.deviantart.com/

I've mirrored some of the short stories on AO3, because I'm narcissistic, insecure, lack self-esteem, and need to hear praise: http://archiveofourown.org/users/TheChronicler137

The blog post that inspired Ahasuerus: http://bonald.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/the-curse-of-the-wandering-jew/

Next Step, Big Time Rush's amazing unreleased song which inspired (drum roll) Next Step: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI19nvDDpdc

Edward Feser, one of the best contemporary philosophers in the world: http://edwardfeser.blogspot.sg/

ArcenGames, one of the best indie game companies out there: http://arcengames.com/

A Modest Proposal, for pro-LGBT Christians.

My jam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz5iIeofm90

My other jam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znby3t3AS5s

My other other jam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHjv0GS-f8Q

My other other other jam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZThquH5t0ow

My other other other other jam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFbWXuR_2Ow

(May have to prune this section some time before—AAARGH WHAT THE HELL IS THAT KILL IT BEFORE IT BREEDS!)

(...Sorry.)

And is it me, but are the lyrics to this song actually really sweet?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

I try to review stuff as frequently as possible, but I find it difficult to write appraisals. So please understand if I just drop off a favourite without reviewing; I know how much it hurts, but it's better than nothing, right? Also, this may lead to me reviewing random chapters and skipping between them.

At the same time, I try to maintain a fairly stringent set of criteria for my favourites list, so yeah...

PJO fans: I read The Sword of Hades first, then The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, and then the five original books. Go figure.

I have more and better female friends on this site than in real life. All of them live halfway across the world.

I am prone to sporadic attacks of pedantry.

WARNING: I may or may not stalk my reviewers, favouriters and followers :)

I would add to that list the set of people who have read this profile in its entirety, but said set happens to be coterminous with {} (not counting myself, of course).

And now, an incomplete and disorganised collection of essays and miscellaneous things that characterise myself:


Aquinas' Creed

Bonum est Faciendum et Prosequendum, et Malum Vitandum. The wisdom of our Creed is revealed through these words.

We are Thomists. We use the patrimony of the pagans to serve the Cross.

When fools dwell in plebeian crassness, remember...

Initiate: Good is to be done and pursued.

Thomist: When wicked men pervert the natural order, remember...

Initiate: Evil is to be avoided.

All Present: GOOD IS TO BE DONE AND PURSUED, EVIL IS TO BE AVOIDED!

Initiate: *jumps into a pile of copies of the Summa*


The Oath Against Modernism, by His Holiness Pope St. Pius X

Required of All Clergy, Pastors, Confessors, Preachers, Religious Superiors, and Professors in Philosophical-Theological Seminaries, until July 1967

Minor Annotations: "TheChronicler137"

I "TheChronicler137" firmly embrace and accept each and every definition that has been set forth and declared by the unerring teaching authority of the Church, especially those principal truths which are directly opposed to the errors of this day. And first of all, I profess that God, the origin and end of all things, can be known with certainty by the natural light of reason from the created world (cf. Rom. 1:19-20), that is, from the visible works of creation, as a cause from its effects, and that, therefore, his existence can also be demonstrated: Secondly, I accept and acknowledge the external proofs of revelation, that is, divine acts and especially miracles and prophecies as the surest signs of the divine origin of the Christian religion and I hold that these same proofs are well adapted to the understanding of all eras and all men, even of this time. Thirdly, I believe with equally firm faith that the Church, the guardian and teacher of the revealed word, was personally instituted by the real and historical Christ when he lived among us, and that the Church was built upon Peter, the prince of the apostolic hierarchy, and his successors for the duration of time. Fourthly, I sincerely hold that the doctrine of faith was handed down to us from the apostles through the orthodox Fathers in exactly the same meaning and always in the same purport. Therefore, I entirely reject the heretical misrepresentation that dogmas evolve and change from one meaning to another different from the one which the Church held previously. I also condemn every error according to which, in place of the divine deposit which has been given to the spouse of Christ to be carefully guarded by her, there is put a philosophical figment or product of a human conscience that has gradually been developed by human effort and will continue to develop indefinitely. Fifthly, I hold with certainty and sincerely confess that faith is not a blind sentiment of religion welling up from the depths of the subconscious under the impulse of the heart and the motion of a will trained to morality; but faith is a genuine assent of the intellect to truth received by hearing from an external source. By this assent, because of the authority of the supremely truthful God, we believe to be true that which has been revealed and attested to by a personal God, our Creator and Lord.

Furthermore, with due reverence, I submit and adhere with my whole heart to the condemnations, declarations, and all the prescripts contained in the encyclical Pascendi [Dominici Gregis, Feeding the Lord's Flock] and in the decree Lamentabili [Sane, Syllabus Condemning The Errors Of The Modernists, especially those concerning what is known as the history of dogmas. I also reject the error of those who say that the faith held by the Church can contradict history, and that Catholic dogmas, in the sense in which they are now understood, are irreconcilable with a more realistic view of the origins of the Christian religion. I also condemn and reject the opinion of those who say that a well-educated Christian assumes a dual personality-that of a believer and at the same time of a historian, as if it were permissible for a historian to hold things that contradict the faith of the believer, or to establish premises which, provided there be no direct denial of dogmas, would lead to the conclusion that dogmas are either false or doubtful. Likewise, I reject that method of judging and interpreting Sacred Scripture which, departing from the tradition of the Church, the analogy of faith, and the norms of the Apostolic See, embraces the misrepresentations of the rationalists and with no prudence or restraint adopts textual criticism as the one and supreme norm. Furthermore, I reject the opinion of those who hold that a professor lecturing or writing on a historico-theological subject should first put aside any preconceived opinion about the supernatural origin of Catholic tradition or about the divine promise of help to preserve all revealed truth forever; and that they should then interpret the writings of each of the Fathers solely by scientific principles, excluding all sacred authority, and with the same liberty of judgment that is common in the investigation of all ordinary historical documents.

Finally, I declare that I am completely opposed to the error of the modernists who hold that there is nothing divine in sacred tradition; or what is far worse, say that there is, but in a pantheistic sense, with the result that there would remain nothing but this plain simple fact-one to be put on a par with the ordinary facts of history-the fact, namely, that a group of men by their own labour, skill, and talent have continued through subsequent ages a school begun by Christ and his apostles. I firmly hold, then, and shall hold to my dying breath the belief of the Fathers in the charism of truth, which certainly is, was, and always will be in the succession of the episcopacy from the apostles. The purpose of this is, then, not that dogma may be tailored according to what seems better and more suited to the culture of each age; rather, that the absolute and immutable truth preached by the apostles from the beginning may never be believed to be different, may never be understood in any other way. I promise that I shall keep all these articles faithfully, entirely, and sincerely, and guard them inviolate, in no way deviating from them in teaching or in any way in word or in writing. Thus I promise, this I swear, so help me God.


Litany of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Feast: 7 March (Extraordinary Form)/28 January

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Pray for us.
Glorious Mother of the King of kings, Pray for us.
Saint Thomas of Aquinas, Pray for us.
Worthy child of the Queen of virgins, Pray for us.
St. Thomas most chaste, Pray for us.
St. Thomas most patient, Pray for us.
Prodigy of science, Pray for us.
Silently eloquent, Pray for us.
Reproach of the ambitious, Pray for us.
Lover of that life which is hidden with Christ, Pray for us.
Fragrant flower in the garden of Saint Dominic, Pray for us.
Glory of the Friars Preachers, Pray for us.
Illumined from on high, Pray for us.
Angel of the Schools, Pray for us.
Oracle of the Church, Pray for us.
Incomparable scribe of the Man-God, Pray for us.
Satiated with the odour of His perfumes, Pray for us.
Perfect in the school of His Cross, Pray for us. Intoxicated with the strong wine of His charity, Pray for us.
Glittering gem in the cabinet of the Lord, Pray for us.
Model of perfect obedience, Pray for us.
Endowed with the true spirit of holy poverty, Pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Oh, how beautiful is the chaste generation with glory,
For the memory thereof is immortal.
Because it is known with God and man,
And it triumpheth crowned forever.

V. What have I in Heaven, or what do I desire on earth!
R. Thou art the God of my heart, and my portion forever.

Let Us Pray: O God, Who hast ordained that blessed Thomas should enlighten Thy Church, grant that through his prayers we may practice what he taught, through Christ Our Lord. R. Amen.


Note conspicuous absence of long list of purported stereotypes.

1) Some common stereotypes can be reasoned to be rules instead of stereotypes (But here's an unambiguous [false] stereotype that applies to myself: I RECCLASSIFY COMMON STEREOTYPES AS RULES, so I MUST be a bigot/moron/'ignorant' [of what? They keep calling us that but they never specify what this magical piece of knowledge we have never come in contact with and will destroy our beliefs upon said contact is])

2) Unnecessary demonization of stereotypes may lead to relativism (Here's an unambiguous rule that doesn't apply to myself: I'm a RELATIVIST, so I MUST be wrong)

3) The reclassification of roles and ideals as stereotypes is a major propagator of the current rise of the forces of Chaos in the world (Here's another rule that doesn't apply to myself: I CLAIM ROLES AND IDEALS TO BE STEREOTYPES, so I MUST (consciously or not) be a servant of the forces of Chaos and Evil)


Guide to Mild Cursing in Latin

By: "TheChronicler137"

WARNING: Compiled from the Internet. The Author has no formal Latin training. Use at your own risk.

Di immortales!: Ye gods! (Egad!)

Abi in malam rem!: Go to the devil! (Erre es korakas is the Greek equivalent. Abite in malam rem for the plural form)

Vae!: Woe! (i.e. Dammit!)

Asinus stultissimus!: Dumb ass! (Literally, where 'asinus' [from which 'ass' is derived] refers to the donkey creature thing)

Fatuus!: Idiot! (Vlacas is the Greek equivalent. Fatuis is the plural form)

Tu es vere stultus!: You are really dumb! (Swap es and vere to get 'You really are dumb')

Ego sum vere stultus!: I'm really dumb! (Sadly, I find myself saying this a lot. Swap sum and vere to get 'I really am dumb')

Vos omnes sunt vere stultum!: You're all really dumb! (Swap sunt and vere to get 'You lot really are dumb')

Ego necabo (te)!: I'll kill you! (Google Translate claims the te can be omitted when this is used as an exclamation)

Plebem!: Plebeian (i.e. Commoner. For lack of a better word, noob. Useful for snobs and philosophers. I admit to being both. Plebes for the plural)

Bolbiton!: Cow dung! (Er, I'm pretty sure you should know what that means)

Siste!: Halt! (Not exactly a curse word, but good for when e.g. your brother steals your wallet)

(I am very proud of the fact that I did not need to refer to the Internet for anything above this comment, except for erre es korakas and checking the tense of omnes.)

Flocci non facio!: I don't care! (I will find and slap the asinus stultissimus who responds to the above line with this)

Tace!: Silence! (i.e. SHUT UP!)

Recedite!: Away! (i.e. Piss off!)

Apage!: Get out!

Spurcus: Filthy/base

Paedico: Sodomite (i.e. bugger, albeit probably stronger. Plural paedicones)

Vermis: Worm (Ancestor of the English 'vermin'. Plural vermes)

You can chain multiple of these together to form an Execution Streak...erm, long insult:

Tace! Flocci non faccio, asinus stultissimus! Di immortales, tu vere es stultus!

Translation: Shut up! I don't care, you dumbass! God, you really are stupid!

Abite in malam rem, plebes! Recedite, fatuis!

Translation: Go to hell, plebs! Piss off, you morons!

And now, less useful examples:

Utinam barbari spatium proprium tuum invadant!: May barbarians invade your personal space!

Utinam coniurati te in foro interficiant!: May conspirators assassinate you in the mall!

Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!: May faulty logic undermine your entire philosophy!

EDIT: It seems I am not the first to undertake this noble venture.

More useful curses from the above site:

Mehercle!: By Hercules! (Egad! Also hercle and ercle)

Vappa!: Flat wine! (Good-for-nothing, slob)

Edepol!: By Pollux! (Gads! Incidentally, Castor and Pollux were twin Greco-Roman deities. Mecastor is used by women whereas edepol is used by men, for some reason)

Ita me di juvent!: So help me gods!

EDIT2: Popular phrases in Latin:

Iratus es, amice?: Are you not in a rage, friend? (U mad, bro?)

Veni ad me, fra: Come to me, brother (Come at me, bro)

Radicitus, comes!: Rad, dude!


In June of 1945, Arline Feynman — high-school sweetheart and wife of the hugely influential physicist, Richard Feynman — passed away after succumbing to tuberculosis. She was 25-years-old. 16 months later, in October of 1946, Richard wrote his late wife the following love letter and sealed it in an envelope. It remained unopened until after his death in 1988.

October 17, 1946

D’Arline,

I adore you, sweetheart.

I know how much you like to hear that — but I don't only write it because you like it — I write it because it makes me warm all over inside to write it to you.

It is such a terribly long time since I last wrote to you — almost two years but I know you'll excuse me because you understand how I am, stubborn and realistic; and I thought there was no sense to writing.

But now I know my darling wife that it is right to do what I have delayed in doing, and that I have done so much in the past. I want to tell you I love you. I want to love you. I always will love you.

I find it hard to understand in my mind what it means to love you after you are dead — but I still want to comfort and take care of you — and I want you to love me and care for me. I want to have problems to discuss with you — I want to do little projects with you. I never thought until just now that we can do that. What should we do. We started to learn to make clothes together — or learn Chinese — or getting a movie projector. Can't I do something now? No. I am alone without you and you were the "idea-woman" and general instigator of all our wild adventures.

When you were sick you worried because you could not give me something that you wanted to and thought I needed. You needn’t have worried. Just as I told you then there was no real need because I loved you in so many ways so much. And now it is clearly even more true — you can give me nothing now yet I love you so that you stand in my way of loving anyone else — but I want you to stand there. You, dead, are so much better than anyone else alive.

I know you will assure me that I am foolish and that you want me to have full happiness and don't want to be in my way. I'll bet you are surprised that I don't even have a girlfriend (except you, sweetheart) after two years. But you can't help it, darling, nor can I — I don't understand it, for I have met many girls and very nice ones and I don't want to remain alone — but in two or three meetings they all seem ashes. You only are left to me. You are real.

My darling wife, I do adore you.

I love my wife. My wife is dead.

Rich.

PS Please excuse my not mailing this — but I don't know your new address.


Huntik: Chinese

And now, for an application of one of the world's most widely-spoken languages, which I have a disgustingly rudimentary grasp of, mixed in with a small doze of even more atrocious Google-Translate:

在深夜的阴影里

当你面对邪恶

吁求光明的能力

让你心是无畏

永远不放弃

永远不放弃

如果你可以

夺取能力!

Huntik!

保持信仰会胜利(你会胜利)

Huntik!

能力是在你心里

叫出来,让大家听

Everybody Huntik Go!

秘密迷失在历史里

古老的传说

一为全体,全体为一

为着荣耀战斗

永远不放弃

永远不放弃

如果你可以

夺取能力!

Huntik!

保持信仰会胜利(你会胜利)

Huntik!

能力是在你心里

叫出来,让大家听

Everybody Huntik Go!


To readers of the Alpha and Omega New Law trilogy: You may be wondering where the three stories have gone to. Let's just say I just realised they are deeply flawed, on both aesthetic and philosophical considerations, and have decided to remove them for the time being. It may come out again, sooner or later, but will almost certainly be in a form very different from what it is now. However the essence of the plot will remain the same.


Writing

As with anything, for writing, give me the seeds of an idea and I can grow it into the most beautiful plant imaginable.

And also an unlimited supply of Hot Pockets (You get an imaginary Hot Pocket if you can tell me which movie that came from).

This is why I prefer writing fanfiction. I sometimes get my own ideas, but quite rarely.

For me, writing is both fun and stressful at best. Stressful mainly because of my perfectionism, and other commitments, and stuff like that. At worst, it's just boring.

I constantly revise my work, even when I say it's complete, but it's not often substantial, and it affects the plot even more rarely.

I try to keep as much as possible to the canon of whatever I'm extending, and try to write in as sequelish a style as I can. I also aim to get everyone in-character as possible, unless I want to develop them further myself.

My sequels tend to explore related but not identical themes as the originals.

I like romance. This is odd because I've been in all-boys schools since 6 and never had a girlfriend.

My life is sad.

One of the most annoying (actually, evil) things is the equivalence of all relationships and forms of love (parent/child, siblings, friends, mentor/student, etc.) to romantic/sexual love by fanfiction writers. Ugh.

Anyway, I also like SF and fantasy.

I tend to insert inordinately long A/Ns with geeky analyses inside.

Being an ultra-nerd, I place inordinate focus on facticity, consistency (both with the canon of the work and with science, metaphysics and history). Most of my stories have a Catholicism deeply ingrained in them, especially the super-long epics.

I am a very sensitive person so I cannot stand to read sad stories, much less write them. All my stories will have happy endings so if you're the angsty type then you might want to stay away (honestly, I don't get you guys...how does one derive pleasure from another's pain and misfortune, when the pain is made even more obvious by narrative technique?)

UPDATE: Incredibly enough, my school's Literature syllabus has actually managed to ingrain in me a sense of the tragic! At least, I think it did.


Nicolás Gómez Davila's Aphorisms Concerning Love

- God is the substance of what we love.

- The particular creature we love is never God’s rival. What ends in apostasy is the worship of man, the cult of humanity.

- To love one’s neighbour is without doubt a commandment, but the gospel is the love that awaits us.

- Love is the organ with which we perceive the unmistakable individuality of beings.

- Love loves the ineffableness of the individual.

- To love is to hover without rest around the impenetrability of a being.

- Love is the act which transforms its object from a thing into a person.

- To love is to understand the reason God had for creating what we love.

- The perfections of the one we love are not fictions of love. To love, on the contrary, is the privilege of noticing a perfection invisible to other eyes.

- Love and hate do not create, but reveal, qualities which our indifference obscures.

- Behind every common noun arises the same common noun with a capital letter: behind love is Love, behind the encounter is the Encounter.
The universe escapes its captivity when in the individual instance we perceive the essence.

- Of the beings we love, their existence is enough for us.

- The happiness of the being we love is the only earthly good that satisfies us beyond measure.

- The smile of the being we love is the only effective remedy for tedium.

- The two wings of intelligence are erudition and love.

- Let us learn to accompany those we love in their errors, without becoming their accomplices.

- Nothing surpasses the beauty of loyal love, of the love that is not loyalty with love, but the loyalty of love itself.

- Questions only fall silent when faced with love.
“Why love?” is the only impossible question.

- Love is not a mystery but a place where mystery is dissolved.

- Our own cross burdens us less than the one we cannot help our beloved to carry.

- Love is essentially the adherence of the spirit to another naked body.

- The modern writer forgets that only the allusion to the gestures of love captures its essence (hence why I now eschew lemons).

- Love uses the vocabulary of sex to write a text unintelligible to sex alone.

More Aphorisms

- Since the authentic work of art is obviously original, the cultural illiterate imagines that the original work is necessarily a work of art.

- "Taste is relative" is the excuse adopted by those eras that have bad taste.

- The modernist object does not possess inner life; only internal conflicts.

- Whoever says that he "belongs to his time" is only saying that he agrees with the largest number of fools at that moment

- The criterion of "progress" between two cultures or two eras consists of a greater capacity to kill.

- The word "modern" no longer has an automatic prestige except among fools.

- Individualism is the cradle of vulgarity.

- The modernist thirst for originality makes the mediocre artist believe that the secret of originality consists simply in being different.

- In general, "historical necessity" turns out to be merely a name for human stupidity.

- Clarity of text is the sole incontrovertible sign of the maturity of an idea.

- If philosophy does not resolve any scientific problem, science, in its turn, does not resolve any philosophical problem.

- Truths are not relative. What are relative are opinions about truth.

- To tolerate does not mean to forget that what we tolerate does not deserve anything more.

- The difference between "organic" and "mechanical" in social matters is a moral one: the "organic" is the result of innumerable humble acts; the "mechanical" is the result of one decisive act of arrogance.

- The left claims that the guilty party in a conflict is not the one who covets another’s goods but the one who defends his own.

- What the reactionary says never interests anybody. Neither at the time he says it, because it seems absurd, nor after a few years, because it seems obvious.

- Humanity is the only totally false god.

- When he died, Christ did not leave behind documents, but disciples.


Month one

Mommy
I am only 8 inches long
but I have all my organs.
I love the sound of your voice.
Every time I hear it
I wave my arms and legs.
The sound of your heart beat
is my favorite lullaby.

Month Two

Mommy
today I learned how to suck my thumb.
If you could see me
you could definitely tell that I am a baby.
I'm not big enough to survive outside my home though.
It is so nice and warm in here.

Month Three

You know what Mommy
I'm a boy!!
I hope that makes you happy.
I always want you to be happy.
I don't like it when you cry.
You sound so sad.
It makes me sad too
and I cry with you even though
you can't hear me.

Month Four

Mommy
my hair is starting to grow.
It is very short and fine
but I will have a lot of it.
I spend a lot of my time exercising.
I can turn my head and curl my fingers and toes
and stretch my arms and legs.
I am becoming quite good at it too.

Month Five

You went to the doctor today.
Mommy, he lied to you.
He said that I'm not a baby.
I am a baby Mommy, your baby.
I think and feel.
Mommy, what's abortion?

Month Six

I can hear that doctor again.
I don't like him.
He seems cold and heartless.
Something is intruding my home.
The doctor called it a needle.
Mommy what is it? It burns!
Please make him stop!
I can't get away from it!
Mommy! HELP me!

Month Seven

Mommy
I am okay.
I am in Jesus's arms.
He is holding me.
He told me about abortion.
Why didn't you want me Mommy?

Every Abortion Is Just . . .

One more heart that was stopped.
Two more eyes that will never see.
Two more hands that will never touch.
Two more legs that will never run.
One more mouth that will never speak.

If you're against abortion, re-post this


Vive la Contre-Révolution!

Allons armee catholique
Le jour de glorie est arrive!
Contre nous de la Republique
L'etendard sanglant est leve
L'etendard sanglant est leve!
Otendez ves dans quies campagnes
Les cris impures des scelerats?
Gle venans justque dans vos bras Prendre vos feilles et vos femmes

Aux armes Poitevins
Formez vos bataillons
Marches, Marches
Le sang des Bleus rogira vous sellions!

Repost this if you stand with the martyrs of the Vendee!


If you've ever copied and pasted something onto your profile, copy and paste this onto your profile.

(WOOT recursion/self-reference for the win!)


Copy and paste this into your profile if you hate Java for the == and .equals() distinction!


Quotes by Me:

- There's no 'i' in 'team'. There's no 'i' in 'couple' either.

- Be yourself. If you're a man, be a man. If you're a woman, be a woman.

- They call me a fanatic. I just like to think that my beliefs are true.

- The strongest force in the Universe is not Love, but Deadlines.

- Is it bad that I'm quoting myself?

- I'm innocent, I swear! (whenever anything goes wrong)

- Love is forged with tears and blood.

- I just had a very interesting thought while sitting on the toilet. (I think this is my new personal quote)

- Bah! Details! (whenever anybody raises a substantial objection)

- Diarrhoea is no impediment to philosophy!

- I hate endings. I hate change. I hate breakups. I hate moving on. I hate leaving people behind. I hate forgetting.

- The path to Heaven is paved with conceptual distinctions.

- Some people wouldn't recognise a reduction ad absurdum if it bit them on the bottom.

- There is no greater pain than that caused by the acid of love turned to hate.


Quotes by other people, from the hilarious, to the badass, to the profound:

"(sounding proud and congratulatory) Well, students...you're all a disgrace and the reason this country is twenty-eighth in the world in science!"

- Science Teacher, Jessie (S1E01 New York, New Nanny)

"Jedi do not fight for peace. That's only a slogan, and is as misleading as slogans always are. Jedi fight for civilization, because only civilization creates peace. We fight for justice because justice is the fundamental bedrock of civilization: an unjust civilization is built upon sand. It does not long survive a storm."

- Mace Windu, Star Wars

“… if nature is really structured with a mathematical language and mathematics invented by man can manage to understand it, this demonstrates something extraordinary. The objective structure of the universe and the intellectual structure of the human being coincide.”

- Pope Benedict XVI, Real Life

"Because of our traditions, every one of us knows who he is, and what God expects him to do."

- Tevye, Fiddler on the Roof

"Back home everyone is scientist. Even my plumber wins Nobel Prize."

- Mr Rzykruski, Frankenweenie

"They like what science gives them, but not the questions, no. Not the questions that science asks."

- Mr Rzykruski, Frankenweenie

"Dobby never meant to kill. Dobby only meant to maim...or seriously injure!"

- Dobby, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Not a fan, never read the books, or watched the movies, but still, funny is funny.)

"You've got to use your croissants! Think (knocks one guy on the head)! Think (knocks the other)!"

- Nolan the Talking Hand, So Random (Someone needs to do this to most world leaders. Scratch that, someone needs to do this to most world inhabitants)

Woody: "Look, I just need to know how to get out of here!"
Buttercup (the Unicorn): "THERE IS NO WAY OUT!"
Woody: (gasps)
Buttercup: "Just kidding. Door's right over there."

- Toy Story 3

"Veritas? Quid est veritas?"

- Pontius Pilate, The Passion of the Christ (There's just something incredibly powerful, compelling and deep about this line)

Republican Officer (approximately): "Surrender or we'll kill your son."
Nationalist Commandant (approximately): "Can I speak to my son?"
Republican Officer (approximately): "Alright." (hands phone to son)
Nationalist Commandant: "Commend your soul to God and die like a patriot, shouting 'Long live Christ [the] King' and 'Long live Spain.'"
Son (16 years old): "That, I can do."

- Real Life (Spanish Civil War)

Brian: "Look, you've got it all wrong! You don't need to follow me! You don't need to follow anybody! You've got to think for yourselves! You're all individuals!"
Crowd: "Yes, we're all individuals!"
Brian: "You're all different!"
Crowd: "Yes, we're all different!"
Guy in Crowd: "I'm not."
Crowd: "Shhh."
Brian: "You've all got to work it out for yourselves!"
Crowd: "Yes, we've got to work it out for ourselves!"
Brian: "Exactly!"
Crowd: "Tell us more"
Brian: "No! That's the point! Don't let anyone tell you what to do! Otherwise – ow! Ow!"
Mother (pulling Brian away by the ear): "That's enough! That's enough!"

- Monty Python's Life of Brian

Foaly: "Wasn’t there a plasma cannon back here somewhere?
Nav-Bot: “No. You donated that to the orphanage.

- Eoin Colfer, Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian

"There's another world out there," he continued a few moments later.
"A place where all you can do is go forward. They won't let you go back."

- Promises (Fanfic by SilverInkblot)

"Worry not. The life of a Casterwill must sometimes be given for what is good and true."

- Nimue Casterwill, Huntik: Secrets and Seekers (S2E14 The Spiral War)

"Free is not your right to choose/It's answering what's asked of you"

- Avett Brothers, Ill With Want

"Why am I not surprised? Humans are sheep. I should shave 'em and make a coat."

- Bobo (the Monkey), Generator Rex (S1E13 The Hunter)

"I AM going to get Lela back. But I'm not going to raise her in a world where her daddy bowed to evil."

- Darrell Williams, Shattered Haven

Hazel: "No one dies. Well, not usually. And if they do—"
Frank (mimicking Vitellius): "They're wimps! Back in my day, we died all the time, and we liked it!"

- Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

"Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do."

- St Thomas Aquinas, Two Precepts of Charity

"For a simple, spontaneous faith, it is better to speak of a general attitudes than of articulated beliefs. One sign of a proper relationship to God is gratitude. The pious man is grateful to God for every good thing he enjoys, whether it comes to him in an obviously miraculous way or through ordinary means, meaning he senses that the natural order itself and even his own efforts within it are ultimately gifts from God. The pious man also feels contrition for his sins; he asks forgiveness of God as if God were Himself the primary wronged party in any moral transgression. God is for him the face of the moral law. Conscience is His voice, and guilt is an echo of His wrath. While he may not use the word 'omniscient', he knows that no wrongdoing escapes God’s notice, and no ignorance of circumstance ever makes His judgments incorrect. Not least, the pious man feels awe, reverence, fear of the Lord. He does not regard God as a being who can be for any purposes set on a level with others. God is not one interested party whose voice might conceivably be outweighed by others’. He cannot be indebted to anyone else; no one could have a claim on Him. His presence defines the world’s center and high point."

- "Bonald", The Orthosphere

"The terms Baal, Moloch and Ishtar are none of them univalently wicked. As with ‘sophist’ and ‘gnostic,’ the Enemy has perverted them.

Baal is bar-el, son of the most high. So, it means, simply, ‘angel’ or ‘deity.’ YHWH is a Ba’al. He’s the King of the Ba’alim, the central light of the menorahs that grace catholic sanctuaries.

Ishtar is Eostre, goddess of the dawn (and Asherah, and a host of other similar sounding names). She is the Morning Star, Venus; she is also, therefore, the Evening Star. In the West, we celebrate her annual festival three days after Good Friday. Jesus is the Son of the Morning Star; so she is associated with Mary, the Queen of Heaven, the Woman Clothed with the Sun (an evocative description of Venus in the eastern sky, bathed with the radiance of the Sun, her Son). The cult of Asherah was popular throughout the ancient Near East, but particularly in Israel – thus also in Galilee. Her token was the dove. Numerous ceramic molds for the production of circular wafers engraved with the image of a dove (such as those we eat at Mass) have been found all over Israel and Judah, dating from the intertestamental period all the way back. Asherah may have been the patron of the Temple virgins. If she is really Queen of Heaven, then she’s just a feminine angel.

And ‘moloch’ is just ‘melek,’ ‘mighty.’ So, Ba’al melek means just, ‘mighty god:’ just what Isaiah called the messiah. The mighty god we call by the name Moloch today, the Ba’al Moloch of Tyre, was not actually named moloch; moloch was just an adjective applied to him, as it was to YHWH. The real name of the ba’al moloch of Tyre may not be known.

But the ba’al moloch of Tyre became known popularly as Moloch, because that’s what people called him, just as they called YHWH Adonai. Our enemy is the demon who came to be called Moloch; would that we knew his true name. Until we discover it, everyone will know whom we denote, when we call him ‘Moloch.’"

- Kristor Lawson, The Orthosphere

"I believe, on the great Catholic authority Paul of Tarsus, that we are saved by faith. Faith is all-sufficient, in the sense that there is no need for anything extraneous to faith that must be added on for salvation. My Protestant friends are to be praised for defending this principle so jealously. We Catholics who declared Pelagius a heretic certainly don’t think of salvation as a sort of final exam where those with more good deeds than bad earn their way to heaven.

I do not, however, think that the defence of faith’s sufficiency requires us to separate out some bare minimum, some ‘faith and nothing else’, and call the rest ‘works’ that are not necessary. In the hunt for ‘works-righteousness’, theologians sometimes end up identifying as ‘works’ spiritual acts like prayer and contrition (and their sacramental embodiments) that our predecessors rightly regarded as core aspects of the life of faith. Remember, one of our disputes with post-nominalist philosophy is its tendency to define a thing by the bare minimum one needs to qualify as that thing, whereas realists tend to define a thing by its fulfilment. A man who has lost his legs is still a man, but when a whole man is in an otherwise empty room, we don’t say ‘That room contains a man and two unsevered legs.’ Rather, we say ‘That room contains a man, and nothing else.’ Similarly, a man brought to redemption in faith, hope, and charity is saved by, and lives by, ‘faith alone’ if we understand the ‘alone’ in its proper, realist sense.

This reduction of meanings to their bare minima also leads some to misunderstand what we Catholics and Protestants mean when we say we are justified by faith. The Orthodox are right that salvation is not simply a matter of God choosing to ignore our offences against Him. It is a new birth, an elevation into divine life, an indwelling of the Trinity in the soul. However, neither Catholics nor Protestants imagine otherwise. True, we do emphasise our sinfulness, the fact that we are not only separated from God, not sick men with no responsibility for our own weaknesses, but separated from Him through our ‘own most grievous fault.’ God, being a just God, abhors our sins, and there is no way back to Him save repentance and accepting the sacrifice of His Son. That’s not Western guilt-mongering; that’s what the Bible plainly says. Nevertheless, the effect of grace is not to restore us to unspoilt pure nature, but to elevate us to supernature. Catholics and Orthodox can be scandalized by the way Protestants talking about justification sometimes sound like it were a juridical fiction; God chooses to see in us Jesus’ holiness rather than our own wickedness, but that’s just a matter of pretend. Really, we’re as depraved as before. I suspect this is usually a misunderstanding, born of a lack of charity toward our separated brothers, who do, after all, also believe in sanctification. How God sees us is how we most deeply are. Christ does become the core, the ultimate truth, about a justified man. The sinful nature remains (who could doubt it?) but as a sort of inauthentic residue, a thing to be cast off as the new nature becomes more perfectly present. Even the Lutheran image of a dung heap covered with snow should not necessarily be objectionable, so long as we understand that it’s the snow that is the saved person’s truest self. The dung is real in the sense that it really exists, but not real in the sense of being essential (as in the ‘real you’)."

- "Bonald", The Orthosphere

"Love takes up where knowledge leaves off."

- St Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica (paraphrase)

"For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him?"

- Psalm 8

"They have come round about me like water all the day: they have compassed me about together. Friend and neighbour thou hast put far from me: and my acquaintance, because of misery."

- Psalm 88 (usually [but inaccurately] translated as "They surround me all the day like a flood, they assail me all together. / Friends and neighbor you have taken away: my one companion is darkness.")

"The saints shall rejoice in glory: they shall be joyful in their beds.
The high praises of God shall be in their mouth: and two-edged swords in their hands:
To execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the people:
To bind their kings with fetters, and their nobles with manacles of iron.
To execute upon them the judgment that is written: this glory is to all his saints."

- Psalm 149

"If Vulcans had a church, they'd be Catholics."

- John C. Wright, Real Life

"Sadie, please do not refer to the Devourer of Souls as Poochiekins.

- Lord Osiris/Julius Kane, The Serpent's Shadow

"To be a man is to suffer for others."

- Cesar Chavez, Real Life

"How can sorrow be beautiful? In the first place, it must derive from a prior appreciation of the beauty of what has been injured, threatened, or destroyed. One can sorrow only for the loss of something good. In the second place, the recognition of the goodness of that for which we sorrow is itself a beautiful benediction. Sorrow springs in the first instance from love, which is the most beautiful motion of the spirit. And to remember beauty is to enact it. When I remember Lawrence [Auster. Requiescat in pace, milite Christi, he is here, alive still, active and effective in this world. And this is not just an analogy, but a concrete reality. There is no such thing as an analogy that is “merely” analogous. Analogies, metaphors, synecdoches – signs in general – all have their force, efficacy and usefulness because they signify, indicate and recall similarities that really, concretely obtain. Were it otherwise, we could never notice them, nor would we ever use them, as providing us true conceptual leverage upon the stuff of life. But as it is, things do really echo and include each other, and therefore signify. Of such is the coherence and meaning of the world, or therefore of any truth we utter; of such is the concrete suchness and quiddity of her members, and their substantiality."

- Kristor Lawson, The Orthosphere

"It was once said that love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to."

- Derek Morgan, Criminal Minds (S7E17 I Love You, Tommy Brown), original source unknown, via Aria Taylor

"Fairness doesn't mean that everyone gets the same. Fairness means that everyone gets what they need. And the only way to get what you need is to make it happen yourself.

- Julius Kane, The Red Pyramid

Priest (approx.): "Why do you keep caring for your husband if he's such an asshole?" (Yes, he did say 'asshole')
Woman: "Because he is my husband. The father of my children."

- Anecdote relayed by said priest during a homily (Noble as the message may be, I'm scandalised that such language was used during the Sacrifice of the Mass. Oh well, better a vulgar priest who declaims harsh truths than a polite priest who softly speaks heresy)

"Who’s gained by all the sacrifice/Of Europe’s revolutions? who?/The Protestant? the Liberal?/I do not think it–not at all:/Rome and the Atheist have gained:/These two shall fight it out–these two;/Protestantism being retained/For base of operations sly/By Atheism.

- Rolfe, Clarel

Annabeth: (frowns) "That doesn't make sense. But why were you visiting—"
(eyes widen) "Hermes said you bear the curse of Achilles. Hestia said the same thing. Did you…did you bathe in the River Styx?"
Percy: "Don't change the subject."
Annabeth: "Percy! Did you or not?"
Percy: "Um…maybe a little."

- Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

Matau: "I say we go left."
Vakama: "Why?"
Matau: "Because we hardly ever go left."
(After meeting a giant monster)
Matau: "Right. I definitely say right."

Greg Farshety, Bionicle Adventures: Voyage of Fear

Matau: "We go right."
Nuju: "Why?"
Matau: "Because I remember what happened the last time we went left."

Greg Farshety, Bionicle Adventures: Maze of Shadows

Jaller: "So we go left."
Kongu: "Great. Guess I am the only one who remembers what Turaga Matau says about going left."

Greg Farshety, Bionicle Legends: Inferno

"United by Duty. Bound by Destiny. That is the way…of the Bionicle."

- Turaga Vakama, BIONICLE 2: Legends of Metru Nui

Arachne: "No! That is unacceptable. It no longer brings me any pleasure to contemplate. I must have my work on Mount Olympus! What must I do?"
Annabeth: (shakes head) "Sorry, I shouldn't have said anything. Just push me into Tartarus or something."
Arachne: "I refuse!"
Annabeth: "Don't be ridiculous. Kill me."
Arachne: "I do not take orders from you! Tell me what I must do! Or...or—"
Annabeth: "Or you'll kill me?"
Arachne: "Yes! No!"

- Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

"I had to remember Setne was a master liar. Whatever he told me was complete and utter Apis-quality bull."

- Carter Kane, The Serpent's Shadow

"Another little cosmic joke!? Why me!? Always in the wrong place at the wrong time!"

- Random Civilian, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

"I'd like you to meet my friend Terminus. He's a god!"

- Percy Jackson, The Son of Neptune (Not sure how many of you got the irony here. Terminus is pretty useless in combat, but was able to kill the giant due to a technicality)

"WHY DOES THIS KEEP HAPPENING TO ME!?"

- Patrick Star, SpongeBob Squarepants (S2E25a Wormy)

Leo: "Now – what's our game plan?"
Coach Hedge: (belches) "Climb the mountain. Kill everything except Piper’s dad. Leave.

- Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

"How come I never get invited on these violent trips?"

- Coach Hedge (I freaking love that guy), The Mark of Athena

Percy: "A trap?"
Frank: "Probably."
Coach Hedge: (sniffs) “She’s not mortal. Probably some kind of goat-eating, demigod-destroying fiend from Tartarus.
Percy: "No doubt.
Coach Hedge: (grins) “Awesome. Let’s go.

- Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

I should've blown more stuff up."

- Coach Hedge, The Mark of Athena

"What about a compromise? I’ll kill them first, and if it turns out they were friendly, I’ll apologize.

Coach Hedge, The Lost Hero

Terminus: "You seem to be clean. Do you have anything to declare?"
Percy: "Yes. I declare that this is stupid.

- Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune (given the choice, I'd pick Terminus as a godly parent)

I guard borders. I don’t kill giants. It’s not in my job description.

- Terminus, The Son of Neptune

Terminus: “THAT'S IT! That's AGAINST THE RULES!"
Polybotes: (frowns) "What are you? Shut up!" (pushes Terminus over)
Terminus: "Now I'm MAD! I'm strangling you. Feel that? Those are my hands around your neck, you big bully. Get over here! I'm going to head-butt you so hard—"

- Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

"To love another person is to see the face of God."

- Fantine, Eponine and Valjean, Les Miserables (Finale)

"There, out in the darkness
A fugitive running
Fallen from God
Fallen from grace
God be my witness
I never shall yield
Till we come face to face
Till we come face to face

He knows his way in the dark
Mine is the way of the Lord
And those who follow the path of the righteous
Shall have their reward
And if they fall
As Lucifer fell
The flame
The sword!

Stars
In your multitudes
Scarce to be counted
Filling the darkness
With order and light
You are the sentinels
Silent and sure
Keeping watch in the night
Keeping watch in the night

You know your place in the sky
You hold your course and your aim
And each in your season
Returns and returns
And is always the same
And if you fall as Lucifer fell
You fall in flame!

And so it has been and so it is written
On the doorway to paradise
That those who falter and those who fall
Must pay the price!

Lord let me find him
That I may see him
Safe behind bars
I will never rest
Till then
This I swear
This I swear by the stars!"

- Javert, Les Miserables (Stars)

Wilson Croft: "Let him have it."
Crony: (squirts Philip Brainard in the face)
Wilson Croft: "N-No, no. Give it to him."
Crony: (squirts him again)
Wilson Croft: "W—Stop that and give it to him."
Crony: (squirts him again)
Wilson Croft: "Put-Put it in his hand and give it to him."
Crony: (squirts him in the hand)
Wilson Croft: "No, no, no, no, no. Give the gun to him."

- Flubber

"不战而屈人之兵,善之善者也。"

- Sun Tzu, The Art of War (Translation: The best of the best subdue their enemies without fighting)

"胜兵先胜而后求战,败兵先战而后求胜。"

- Sun Tzu, The Art of War (Translation: Victors win before seeking to fight, losers fight before seeking to win)

"兵之情主速[...]"

- Sun Tzu, The Art of War (Translation: Speed is the essence of war)

"兵者,詭道也。"

- Sun Tzu, The Art of War (Translation: All warfare is based on deception)

"子贡问政。子曰:「足食。足兵。民信之矣。」子贡曰:「必不得已而去,于斯三者何先?」曰:「去兵。」子贡曰:「必不得已而去,于斯二者何先?」曰:「去食。自古皆有死,民无信不立。」"

- Analects (of Confucius. Translation: Zigong asked about government. The Master said, 'Give them enough food, give them enough arms, and the common people will have trust in you.' Zigong said, 'If one had to give up one of these three, which should one give up first?' 'Give up arms.' Zigong said, 'If one had to give up one of the remaining two, which should one give up first?' 'Give up food. Death has always been with us since the beginning of time, but when there is no trust, the common people will have nothing to stand on.')

"Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."

- Parkinson's Law

"No scientific discovery is named after its original discoverer."

- Stigler's Law of Eponymy

"The Church is a perpetually defeated thing that always outlives her conquerers."

- Hilaire Belloc

"Stop. Stop it forever."

- Gustavo Rocque, Big Time Rush (S1E01 Big Time Audition) (TOO MANY TIMES I have had to say this to people)

"Evil is Nothing."

- Boethius

"The heart of Man is not compound of lies,
but draws some wisdom from the only Wise,
and still recalls him. Though now long estranged,
Man is not wholly lost nor wholly changed.
Dis-graced he may be, yet is not dethroned,
and keeps the rags of lordship once he owned,
his world-dominion by creative act:
not his to worship the great Artefact,
Man, Sub-creator, the refracted light
through whom is splintered from a single White
to many hues, and endlessly combined
in living shapes that move from mind to mind.
"

- J. R. R. Tolkien, Mythopoeia

"Five thousand years, and I still do not understand mortals."

- Horus, The Red Pyramid

"One omen is best: defending the fatherland."

- Hector, The Iliad

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

- Robert J. Hanlon

"On n'est jamais servi si bien que par soi-même."

- Charles-Guillaume Étienne (Translation: One is never served so well as by oneself, although frequently translated as "If you want something done right, do it yourself." Words to live by, ladies and gentlemen)

"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws."

- Douglas Adams

"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur."

- Anonymous

In my opinion, sir, any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly dressed.

- John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, Real Life (This happens during WWII)

"Do you know what Muslims call us? They call us ‘The Great Satan.’ And do you know what I call them? I call them right."

- Peter Kreeft

"Wanting something does not make it your right."

- Ezio Auditore, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (S9M1 Pax Romana) (this applies to having one's gender and the corresponding role ignored, fornication, onanism, contraception, divorce, sodomy, abortion and suicide)

Ally: "...Teachers are like candles. They light the way for others."
Trish: "It's like you want to get hit by dodgeballs."

- Austin & Ally (S1E12 Soups & Stars)

Richard Dawkins: "You could dispute exactly what's meant by 'nothing', but whatever it is, it's very, very simple, and—"
His Eminence George Cardinal Pell: (chuckles)
Dawkins: "Why is that funny?"
Pell: "Well I think it's a bit funny that we're trying to define 'nothing'."
Dawkins: (looks dumb)
Pell: (calmly drinks water)

- Richard Dawkins VS Cardinal George Pell on Q&A

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."

- The Wizardry Compiled, Rick Cook

Claymore: "If you yourself are a deity, who are you praying to?"
Hecate: "I hope you find out."

- The Son of Magic, The Demigod Tales

"Oh sibili, si ergo,
fortibuses in ero.
Nobili, demis trux.
Sowatis enum?
Cowsendux."

- Anonymous

"Si hoc adfixium in obice legere potes, et liberaliter educates et nimis propinquus ades."

- Bumper Sticker

Demeter: “You know what would help this boy? Farming."
Persephone: (rolls eyes) "Mother—"
Demeter: "Six months behind a plow. Excellent character building.

- Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

Demeter: "I warned you, daughter. This scoundrel Hades is no good. You could've married the god of doctors or the god of lawyers, but noooo. You had to eat that pomegranate."

- Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

"Only the dead have seen the end of war."

- George Santayana, Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies

Kongu: "Turaga Nuju once speak-said that no one would ever choose to be a Toa." (smiles) "No one except a crazy Le-Matoran, that is."
Nuparu: "Maybe you don't choose a destiny like that. Maybe it chooses you."

- BIONICLE Legends: Power Play

John Andrew Last: "Where's mummy gone?"
Tony Last: "London."
John Andrew: "Why?"
Tony: "Someone called Lady Cockpurse is giving a party."
John Andrew: "Is she nice?"
Tony: "Mummy thinks so. I don't."
John Andrew: "Why?"
Tony: "Because she looks like a monkey."
John Andrew: "I should love to see her. Does she live in a cage? Has she got a tail? Ben saw a woman who looked like a fish, with scales all over instead of skin. It was in a circus in Cairo. Smelt like a fish too, Ben says."
Narrator: They were having tea together on the afternoon of Brenda's [Tony's wife, John Andrew's mother] departure.
John Andrew: "Daddy, what does Lady Cockpurse eat?"
Tony: "Oh, nuts and things."
John Andrew: "Nuts and what things?"
Tony: "Different kinds of nuts."
Narrator: For days to come the image of this hairy, mischievous Countess occupied John Andrew's mind. She became one of the inhabitants of his world, like Peppermint, the mule who died of rum. When kindly people spoke to him in the village he would tell them about her and how she swung head down from a tree throwing nutshells at passers-by.
Nanny: "You mustn't say things like that about real people. Whatever would Lady Cockpurse do if she heard about it."
John Andrew: "She'd gibber and chatter and lash round with her tail, and then I expect she'd catch some nice, big, juicy fleas and forget all about it."

- Evelyn Waugh, A Handful of Dust, English Gothic - Three

"Once upon a time, there was an I and a T. 'Bah', said the T, and left."

- Narrator, The I of It

Loki: "Kneel before me. I said...kneel! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel."
Old German: (stands) "Not to men like you."
Loki: "There are no men like me."
Old German: "There are always men like you."

- The Avengers

"Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque recurret."

- Epistles (by Horace) (Book I, Epistle X, Line 24) (Translation: You may drive out Nature with a pitchfork, yet she still will hurry back)

"The word 'politics' is derived from the Greek 'poly', meaning 'many', and 'tics', meaning 'blood-sucking insects'."

- Anonymous

"There are none more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Jonathan Carnahan: "Die, you mummy bastards! Die!"
Mad Dog Maguire: "There is no call for bad language!"

- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

"For the Aristotelian, this is a little like squeezing every last drop of juice out a certain piece of fruit, peeling off the skin, drying it out and throwing away the pulp -- then putting the dried out skin next to a glass of the juice and saying “An orange is what you get when you put this dried skin next to the glass.”

The materialist, meanwhile, lops off the one abstraction (the thinking substance), keeps the other (the mathematicised redefinition of matter), and insists that only what is reducible to the latter is real. He is like the man who says “No, no, an orange is just the dried out skin by itself,” considers this a great advance in understanding (backed by Ockham’s razor, no less), and accuses those who disagree with him of holding that an orange is an unwieldy composite of dried skin and glass of juice."

- Edward Feser

"Not because he and I [Tash, the false god/demon] are one, but because we are opposites, I take to me the services which thou hast done to him. For I and he are of such different kinds that no service which is vile can be done to me, and none which is not vile can be done to him. Therefore if any man swear by Tash and keep his oath for the oath's sake, it is by me that he has truly sworn, though he know it not, and it is I who reward him.

And if any man do a cruelty in my name, then, though he says the name Aslan, it is Tash whom he serves and by Tash his deed is accepted."

- Aslan, The Last Battle

"Our [the demons'] cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy's [God's] will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys."

- Screwtape, The Screwtape Letters (Letter 8)

Gumball: "Dad! Are you okay? Can I get you something to eat or something?"
Richard: "No, I still have plenty of coconuts."
Darwin: "What happened to your clothes?"
Richard: "I ate them."

- The Amazing World of Gumball (S1E14 The Prank)

"Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

- Draft by Mark Twain, quoted by Albert Bigelow Paine in Mark Twain: A Biography

Vitellius: "Fauns in the dining hall! What are we coming to? Centurion Dakota, do your duty!"
Dakota: "I am. I'm having dinner!"

- Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

“All right, cupcakes, you are about to see the Grand Canyon. Try not to break it. The skywalk can hold the weight of seventy jumbo jets, so you featherweights should be safe out there. If possible, try to avoid pushing each other over the edge, as that would cause me extra paperwork.

- Coach Hedge, The Lost Hero

"This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays."

- Arthur Dent, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"Ford...you're turning into a penguin. Stop it."

- Arthur Dent, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"This book is written as much to disturb and annoy as to instruct."

- Banesh Hoffmann, About Vectors

"Life is complex - it has both real and imaginary parts."

- Anonymous

"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."

- Albert Einstein

"If you drink much from a bottle marked 'poison' it is certain to disagree with you sooner or later."

- Lewis Carroll

Ms Wormwood: "Calvin, can you tell us what Lewis and Clark did?"
Calvin: "No, but I can recite the secret superhero origin of each member of Captain Napalm's Thermonuclear League of Liberty."
Ms Wormwood: "See me after class, Calvin."
Calvin: (retrospectively) "I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information."

- Calvin & Hobbes

"Follow me. We have lemonade."

- Chiron, The Lost Hero

Sandy: "Don't you have to be stupid somewhere else?"
Patrick: "Not until four."

- Spongebob Squarepants (S3E56b I Had an Accident)

Doctor: "Thanks for your patience, folks."
Dez: "Give it to us straight, doc. We can take it."
Doctor: "Well, we ran some tests."
Dez: "NOOOOOOOO!!!"
Doctor: "I haven't given the results yet."
Dez: "Oh. Proceed."
Doctor: "Well, it looks like Austin here has nodules on his vocal chords."
Austin: "Nodules!? Not nodules!" (looks away, then turns to Mrs Moon) "What are nodules?"
Doctor: "Don't worry. It's not that serious. But if left untreated, it could prevent you from ever singing again."
All: "What?"
Dez: "Ah, I see. And how will that affect his dancing?"
Doctor: "Does he have to be in here?"
Trish: "Welcome to my world, Doc."
Mrs Moon: "What kind of treatment options are there, doctor?"
Doctor: "Well, there's a very simple procedure that can cure Austin completely. And it has a quick recovery time, so you could be singing again in less than a week."
Ally: "See, I told you there was nothing to worry about."
Doctor: "But there are some possible side effects."
Ally: "See, I told you there was something to worry about."
Mr Moon: "What are the side effects?"
Doctor: "Well, there's a chance, with the procedure, that Austin's voice may be permenantly altered."
Austin: "Wait...If I don't have the procedure, I may never sing again. But if I do, I may never sing the same again?"
Doctor: "That's correct."
Dez: "Remind me again, Doc - where do we land on the dancing?"
Doctor: "Seriously, you need to leave."

- Austin and Ally (S1E18 Successes and Setbacks)

"'Critical thinking' about religion and traditional morality, you see, involves ignoring the actual views of their greatest defenders, briskly refuting a few straw men instead, declaring a once-and-for-all victory against the forces of reaction, and dismissing anyone who objects to this farcical procedure as an ill-informed right-wing religious fanatic with a political agenda."

- Edward Feser

"Contemporary philosophers refuse to admit that Plato meant what he wrote, for what he wrote generally amounts to a repudiation of their moral and intellectual lives.

- Mark Anderson, Pure: Modernity, Philosophy, and the One

"Tradition is the passing of the flame, not the worship of ashes."

- Gustav Mahler

"Finally, a good reason to punch a teenager in the face! Let's roll!"

- "Grunkle" Stan Pines, Gravity Falls (S1E17 Boyz Crazy)

Nyssa: "It'll be dangerous. Harship, monsters, terrible suffering. Possibly none of you will come back alive."
Leo: "Oh."
Leo: (realises everyone's watching)
Leo: "I mean...Oh, cool! Suffering? I love suffering! Let's do this."

- Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

"A time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, 'You are mad; you are not like us.'"

- St Anthony the Great

Calais: "I am Cal!"
Zethes: "That's short for Calais. Sadly, my brother cannot say words with more than two syllables-"
Calais: "Pizza! Hockey! Destroy!"
Zethes: "-which includes his own name."
Calais: "I am Cal. And this is Zethes! My brother!"

- Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

"Machines don't have sarcasm, usually."

- Hephaestus, The Lost Hero

"Dang it, Jim. I'm an astronomer, not a doctor! I mean, I am a doctor, but I'm not that kind of doctor. I have a doctorate, it's not the same thing. You can't help people with a doctorate. You just sit there and you're useless!"

- Doctor Doppler, Treasure Planet

"The irony is that admitting the pickle Krauss has gotten himself into would be the one thing that might save him. For Krauss has managed to parlay a set of completely worthless ideas into fame and fortune. He’s gotten a big chunk of the 'reality-based community' to swallow the notion that a book-length exercise in committing the fallacies of equivocation and red herring counts as Big Thinking. He’s gotten an army of Dawkins Youth seriously to believe that while the rigorously worked out metaphysical demonstrations of an Aquinas or a Leibniz are really just loose 'god of the gaps' speculations, the 'multiverse' theory that is notoriously untestable and which Krauss himself admits lacks a 'fundamental theory' is hard-headed empirical science. Krauss might present his own recent career as the surest proof of his thesis: 'You think something can’t come from nothing? Just look at me "

- Edward Feser (that last line was pure gold)

"Hello, Skylar." (her icy gaze flicks up toward her, then settles back on her project) "I'm just trying to make a flower crown here. I would ask if you wanted to help, but I wouldn't want to risk you, I don't know, flirting with it. Making it fall for you when it's obviously not in a position for a relationship because its heartbroken over its girlfriend and really shouldn't be kissing her godsdammed best friend and-" (her voice had been escalating with each word, along with her grip intensifying until one of the flowers snaps.) "I mean, hey."

- Paris Donahue, How to Survive the World: For Demi-gods

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."

- Pope John Paul II

As to virtue leading us to a happy life, I hold virtue to be nothing else than perfect love of God. For the fourfold division of virtue I regard as taken from four forms of love. For these four virtues (would that all felt their influence in their minds as they have their names in their mouths!), I should have no hesitation in defining them: that temperance is love giving itself entirely to that which is loved; fortitude is love readily bearing all things for the sake of the loved object; justice is love serving only the loved object, and therefore ruling rightly; prudence is love distinguishing with sagacity between what hinders it and what helps it.

- St Augustine, On the Morals of the Catholic Church

Thou subjectest women to their husbands in chaste and faithful obedience, not to gratify passion, but for the propagation of offspring, and for domestic society. You give to men authority over their wives, not to mock the weaker sex, but in the laws of unfeigned love. Thou dost subordinate children to their parents in a kind of free bondage, and dost set parents over their children in a godly rule. You bind brothers to brothers in a religious tie stronger and closer than that of blood. Without violation of the connections of nature and of choice, you bring within the bond of mutual love every relationship of kindred, and every alliance of affinity. Thou teachest servants to cleave to their masters from delight in their task rather than from the necessity of their position. You render masters forbearing to their servants, from a regard to God their common Master, and more disposed to advise than to compel. Thou unitest citizen to citizen, nation to nation, yea, man to man, from the recollection of their first parents, not only in society but in fraternity. Thou teachest kings to seek the good of their peoples; you counsel peoples to be subject to their kings. Thou teachest carefully to whom honor is due, to whom regard, to whom reverence, to whom fear, to whom consolation, to whom admonition, to whom encouragement, to whom discipline, to whom rebuke, to whom punishment; showing both how all are not due to all, and how to all love is due, and how injury is due to none.

- St Augustine, On the Morals of the Catholic Church (speaking...erm...on the morals of the Catholic Church)

"And as in his soul there is one element which deliberates and aspires to dominion, and another element which is submissive and obedient, so in the bodily realm woman is made for man. In mental power she has an equal capacity of rational intelligence, but by the sex of her body she is submissive to the masculine sex. This is analogous to the way in which the impulse for action is subordinate to the rational mind's prudent concern that the act is right."

- St Augustine, Confessions in Thirteen Books

"Oh, I'm coming with you...if only to be disruptive and obnoxious "

- Jake, Adventure Time (S3E14 Beautopia)

"I'm too old for this poop!"

- Butch, Cats and Dogs: The Revenege of Kitty Galore

"In 1982, Larry Walters flew across Los Angeles in a lawn chair lifted by weather balloons, eventually reaching several miles in altitude. After passing through LAX airspace, he descended by shooting some of the balloons with a pellet gun.

On landing, Walters was arrested, although the authorities had some trouble figuring out what to charge him with. At the time, an FAA safety inspector told the New York Times, 'We know he broke some part of the Federal Aviation Act, and as soon as we decide which part it is, some type of charge will be filed.'"

- Randall Munroe, XKCD: What If?

Phineas: "It's all about expressing yourself. What do you do when you're angry?"
Baljeet: "Math."
Phineas: "Okay. How about sad?"
Baljeet: "Math."
Phineas: "Happy?"
Baljeet: "Math."
Phineas: "So every feeling you have makes you want to do math?"
Baljeet: "I do not know if it so much cause and effect; I do a lot of math. The feelings come and go."

- Phineas and Ferb (S2E14a The Baljeatles)

Ice King: "Why do people not like me? Is it because I'm a magic user? Or is my beard too shaggy?"
Ice King: (sighs)
Ice King: "I try so hard to be a good husband for girls. What's wrong with me?"
Cosmic Owl: (suddenly appears)
Cosmic Owl: (hoots)
Cosmic Owl "You're a sociopath."

- Adventure Time (S1E03 Prisoners of Love) (Was that self-deprecation? I think so)

"Oh...I'm on a boat with a couple of wackos. Shakin' my hips, and dippin' my fat toe...In the water! Dippin' in the water! This party's gettin' hotter! It's so hot it's...stupid."

- Jake, Adventure Time (S3E14 Beautopia)

Anais: "Let me stop you right there. You know there are different types of intelligence?"
Gumball: "Yeah."
Anais: "I don't think you have any of them."

- The Amazing World of Gumball (S1E28 The Club)

"A theory begins to be perfect if any change makes it worse. [...] A theory becomes perfectly perfect if it’s impossible to change it significantly without ruining it entirely."

- Frank Wilczek, The Lightness of Being

"Believe me, young Cyclops, you can't trust others. All you can trust is the work of your own hands."

- Hephaestus, The Battle of the Labyrinth

Calypso: "That's moonlace. It can only be planted at night."
Percy: "What does it do?"
Calypso: "Do? It doesn't really do anything, I suppose. It lives, it gives light, it provides beauty. Does it have to do anything else?"

- Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

"The history of philosophy is like The Godfather Trilogy The Godfather is one of the best movies ever made. The Godfather Part II is at least as good, and in the view of many people, maybe even better. The Godfather Part III? Well, there is definitely some good stuff in it. And then there is Sofia Coppola’s acting, and the absurd helicopter scene, and the replacement of Robert Duvall’s character with George Hamilton’s.

Compare the ancient, medieval, and modern periods in the history of philosophy: The achievements of the Greek philosophers outshine anything the other pagans were able to accomplish. The great medievals built on, and (in the view of some of us) surpassed, those achievements. The moderns? Well, some of them are very clever; occasionally, they even have something to say which is both original and insightful. But for the most part, what’s new in their work isn’t true and what’s true isn’t new. What’s best about the best of them is mainly that they are effective critics of the worst of them."

- Edward Feser

Victor Vigny: "A monkey glances up and sees a banana, and that's as far as he looks. A visionary looks up and sees the moon."
Conor Broekhart: "Which resembles a giant banana.

- Eoin Colfer, Airman

"When I wrote this, only God and I understood what I was doing. Now, God only knows."

- Karl Weierstrass

"Only God can grant eternal life, not this pagan water. Men! Destroy this profane temple!"

- The Spaniard, Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides (Catholicism never looked more BA in mainstream modern media)

"So, what then is Kitcher’s alternative answer to the questions reductionist science and naturalistic philosophy have failed to answer, and to which Nagel offers a (partially) neo-Aristotelian answer? He doesn’t have one. Instead he suggests that we stop asking the questions. More precisely, with respect to the nature of life, he proposes: '[D]on’t ask what life is (in your deepest Newtonian voice); consider the various activities in which living organisms engage and try to give a piecemeal understanding of those.' He recommends taking a similarly piecemeal approach to answering questions about mind, and forgetting about whatever won’t succumb to this method. 'With luck, in a century or so, the issue of how mind fits into the physical world will seem as quaint as the corresponding concern about life.' For 'philosophy and science don’t always answer the questions they pose — sometimes they get over them.'

Well, 'get over it' is, needless to say, not an answer we would accept in other contexts. When you give the cashier a twenty for the three dollar coffee you just purchased and he hands you back seven dollars, 'Get over it' is no answer to the question 'Where’s the other ten?' When you go into the hospital for an appendectomy and awaken to find your legs missing, “Get over it” is no answer to the question 'What the hell did you do to me?!' And, needless to say, 'Get over it' is no answer Kitcher or any other naturalist would accept in response to criticism of a theological proposition. So why should we give naturalists a pass we wouldn’t give to theologians, surgeons, and cashiers?"

- Edward Feser

"For the main philosophical selling point of naturalism has, of course, always been the idea that it can explain everything its rivals can but in a more economical way. The original claim was that we don’t need all that Aristotelian metaphysics (or the Cartesian, idealist, or other non-naturalistic metaphysics that replaced it) in order to account for rationality, sentience, life, etc. Ockham’s razor and all that. And Ockham’s razor, of course, says: Don’t multiply entities beyond necessity. It doesn’t say: Don’t multiply entities when doing so would be tantamount to an embarrassing admission that naturalism can’t after all perform as advertised. And if it turns out you do need the entities for explanatory purposes, then multiply away."

- Edward Feser

"To be steeped in history is to cease to be Protestant."

- Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

"The Catholic Church holds it better for the sun and moon to drop from heaven, for the earth to fail, and for all the many millions on it to die of starvation in extremest agony, as far as temporal affliction goes, than that one soul, I will not say, should be lost, but should commit one single venial sin, should tell one wilful untruth, or should steal one poor farthing without excuse."

- Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua

"If I could remember the names of all these particles, I'd be a botanist."

- Enrico Fermi

"Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists."

- Joseph de Maistre

"The peace of all things is the tranquility of order."

- St Augustine, The City of God (Book XIX, Chapter 13)

"Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.

- G. K. Chesterton

Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.

- G. K. Chesterton

"The study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is.

- St Thomas Aquinas

Truth can prevail only in virtue of truth itself.

- John Paul II

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

-Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman

Reason is itself a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all.

- G. K. Chesterton

Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!

- Hilaire Belloc

A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.

- G. K. Chesterton

Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.

- Mawlānā Jalāl-ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

I distrust every idea that doesn’t seem obsolete and grotesque to my contemporaries.

- Nicolas Gomez Davila

"There is a dilemma at the heart of feminism. Should women get into shoulder pads, think rationally, break through the glass ceiling and take on the boys on the level playing field? That would be to fall for gung-ho masculist criteria of success. Or would it be better to play up the traditionally feminine, get in touch with emotions and bodies, and transform the world with quilting and yoga? That would be to accept the old masculine definitions of what is women’s business, and end up in ghettoisation and irrelevance, leaving the public realm to men."

- James Franklin

"Now, we must help each other to get to Heaven."

- Blessed Charles I of Austria, to his wife, the day after their wedding

How much better it is to be the real cousin of somebody than to be a son after Plato’s fashion!

- Aristotle, Politics

"If, snatching away the mask of the Revolution, you asked her, 'Who are you?' she would say to you: 'I am not what they believe I am. Many speak of me, and very few know me. I am not Carbonarism conspiring in secret, nor riots roaring in the streets, nor the change from the monarchy to a republic, nor the substitution of one royal dynasty for another, nor a temporary disturbance in public order. I am not the howls of the Jacobins nor the furies of the Mountain, nor the fighting on the barricades, nor the pillaging, nor the arson, nor the agrarian law, nor the guillotine, nor the drownings. I am not Marat, nor Robespierre, nor Babeuf, nor Mazzini, nor Kossuth. These men are my sons – they are not me. These things are my works – they are not me. These men and these things are transitory things, and I am a permanent condition.

I am the hatred of every religious and social order which Man has not established and in which he is not king and God together; I am the proclamation of the rights of man against the rights of God; I am the philosophy of rebellion, the politics of rebellion, the religion of rebellion; I am armed nihilism; I am the founding of the religious and social state on the will of Man in place of the will of God! In a word, I am anarchy, for I am God dethroned and Man put in his place. This is why I am called Revolution: it means reversal, because I put on high that which should be low according to the eternal laws, and I put low what should be on high.'"

- Mgr Jean-Joseph Gaume, Révolution, Vol. I, 18

"For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries."

- Robert Jastrow

Where no guiding ideals are left to point the way, the scale of values disappears and with it the meaning of our deeds and sufferings, and at the end can lie only negation and despair. Religion is therefore the foundation of ethics, and ethics the presupposition of life.

- Werner Heisenberg

The more I work with the powers of Nature, the more I feel God’s benevolence to man; the closer I am to the great truth that everything is dependent on the Eternal Creator and Sustainer; the more I feel that the so-called ‘science’ I am occupied with is nothing but an expression of the Supreme Will, which aims at bringing people closer to each other in order to help them better understand and improve themselves.

- Guglielmo Marconi

It pains me as much as it did Kelvin ‘to hear crudely atheistic views expressed by men who have never known the deeper side of existence.’ Let me, then, henceforth use the word God to describe that which is behind the mystery of existence and that which gives meaning to it. I think you will not misunderstand me, then, when I say that I have never known a thinking man who did not believe in God.

- Robert Andrews Millikan

The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.

- Werner Heisenberg

"With the help of God, who places so many mysterious forces of nature at man's disposal, I have been able to prepare this instrument which will give to the faithful of the entire world the joy of listening to the voice of the Holy Father."

- Guglielmo Marconi, introducing the first radio broadcast of a Pope, His Holiness Pius XI

"The study of philosophy is not about knowing what individuals thought, but about the way things are."

- St Thomas Aquinas, Sententia de Caelo et Mundo (Book I, Lecture 22)

"If this seems to be an angry book, that is because it is."

- Edward Feser, The Last Superstition, Preface

"The feminists hate me, don’t they? And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison.

- Margaret Thatcher

"As with many of modernity’s isms, hatred of those closest to you serves two purposes. First of all it fires us up for battle, and you can’t win without motivating the troops; but of course any hated enemy would serve that purpose. Second, though, a vicious sibling rivalry ends up sucking all of the oxygen out of the room, leaving genuinely competing world views outside the purview of respectable thought. Paradoxically, then, having a hated nemesis is what sustains towers of Babel built on lies. Liberals see Nazis as the ultimate transcendent evil (rather than, say, seeing Communism or Feminism, which have each murdered orders of magnitude more innocent victims, as the ultimate transcendent evil) because Nazism, despite being a modern ideology very similar to liberalism – built on its own conception of freedom and equality among those considered fully human, on the triumph of will over an objective deontology, etc – is the point farthest away in thought-space from liberalism which the liberal is willing to admit actually exists."

- Zippy Catholic

"Rousseau asks why it is that man, who was born free, is nevertheless everywhere in chains; one might as well ask, says de Maistre, why it is that sheep, who are born carnivorous, nevertheless everywhere nibble grass."

- Isaiah Berlin

"We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end."

- G. K. Chesterton

"Even when your kind appears to triumph, still we rise again. And do you know why? It is because the Order is born of a realisation. We require no creed. No indoctrination by desperate old men. All we need is that the world be as it is. And this is why the Templars will never be destroyed!"

- Haytham Kenway, Assassin's Creed III

"The people never have the power, only the illusion of it. And here is the real secret: they don't want it. The responsibility is too great to bear. It's why they are so quick to fall in line as soon as someone else takes charge. They want to be told what to do. They yearn for it. Little wonder that, since all mankind was built to serve."

- Haytham Kenway, Assassin's Creed III

Connor Kenway: "What is it that the Templars truly seek?"
Haytham Kenway: "Order. Purpose. Direction. No more than that. It's your lot that means to confound with this nonsense talk of freedom. Time was, the Assassins professed a far more sensible goal, that of peace."
Connor Kenway: "Freedom is peace."
Haytham Kenway: "Oh, no. It's an invitation to chaos. Only look at this little revolution your friends have started. I have stood before the Continental Congress and listened to them stamp and shout. All in the name of liberty. But it is just noise."

- Assassin's Creed III

"I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of 'Admin'. The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voice. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the offices of a thoroughly nasty business concern."

- C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters (Preface)

"All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be."

- Wormwood, The Screwtape Letters

"Stories save souls, and give strength to sanity, for tales, even the simplest, even the shallowest, can refresh our faith in truth, in beauty, and in virtue. In stories, the muses bring us wine from heaven."

- John C. Wright

"I see the world the way it is, not as I wish it would be."

- Haytham Kenway, Assassin's Creed III

"The better part of valour is discretion."

- Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part: I, v, 4

"To whom God will, there be the victory."

- Shakespeare, King Henry the Sixth, Part: III, ii, 5

"A victory is twice itself when the achiever brings home full numbers."

- Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, i, 1

"We are ready to try our fortunes To the last man."

- Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part: II, iv, 2

"And many strokes, though with a little axe, hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak."

- Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part: III, ii, 1

"Upon his royal face there is no note how dread an army hath enrounded him;"

- Shakespeare, King Henry V, iv prologue

"There's daggers in men's smiles."

- Shakespeare, Macbeth, II, 3

"Fight to the last gasp."

- Shakespeare, King Henry VI, part 1, i, 1

"I'll fight, till from my bones my flesh be hacked."

- Shakespeare, Macbeth, v, 3

"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more!"

- Shakespeare, King Henry V, iii, 1

"There are some defeats more triumphant than victories."

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"Tis so much to be a king, that he only is so by being so."

- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

"God has aroused the spirit of kings and princes to root up from the earth the enemies of the Christian name."

- Bernard of Clairvaux

"Therefore gird yourselves manfully and take up joyful arms for the name of God."

- Bernard of Clairvaux

"The strength of God will enable us, a small but faithful band, to overcome the multitude of the faithless."

- Robert Guiscard

"Let anyone who has zeal for God come with me! Let us fight for our brothers! Let Heaven's will be done!"

- Conrad III, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire

"Whoever devotedly undertakes and performs this most holy journey...shall have the enjoyment of eternal reward from the repayer of all men."

- Pope Eugenius III

"We shall not surrender."

- Archbishop Hugh

"In order for a war to be just, three things are necessary. First, the authority of the sovereign. Secondly, a just cause. Thirdly, a rightful intention."

- St Thomas Aquinas

"Blessed be the Lord my God, who teacheth my hands to fight, and my fingers to war."

- Psalms 143:1

"And you shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that ye be not troubled. For these things must come to pass: but the end is not yet."

- Matthew 24:6

"Disasters teach us humility."

- St Anselm

"I have loved justice and hated inequity; and therefore I die in exile."

- Pope Gregory VII's Sarcophagal Epitaph

"Undertake this journey for the remission of your sins, with the assurance of the imperishable glory of the Kingdom of Heaven!"

- Pope Urban II

"Every man should arm himself as quickly as he could, and come to the King."

- Charles Oman

"Let those who once fought against brothers and relatives now rightfully fight against barbarians."

- Pope Urban II

"Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the Creator intended for you."

- Hopi proverb

"The one who tells the stories rules the world."

- Hopi proverb

"...prae oculis habita salute animarum, quae in Ecclesia suprema semper lex esse debet."

- Canon 1752, Code of Canon Law (Translation: ...the salvation of souls, which must always be the supreme law in the Church, is to be kept before one’s eyes)

"Caesar adsum jam forte, Brutus aderat. Caesar sic in omnibus, Brutus sic in at."

- Anonymous

"Be brave! Fear God! Honour the King!

- British Cavalry Commander, War Horse

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."

- Man in Black, The Princess Bride

"What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument."

- C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

"For whether we live, we live unto the Lord: or whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's."

- Romans 14:8

"By the Saints, this is a moment worth savouring! All is done. We have put our faith in God. We face a foe to test our mettle. I stand before a valiant company of soldiers. Only the small matter of a battle remains. Look to your arms, and prepare your souls."

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"Now we take up the sword, and buckle on our armour. We look to the Virgin to watch over our souls. We do all these things knowing that peril is close by. But I do them with a glad heart because I am surrounded by good men."

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"The love of God is a thousand times stronger than any mortal armour! His wrath against our foes is a thousand times better than a thousand arrows. Our faith gives us his aid, and more - it will give us victory! Now, cry 'For the Virgin!' and look for that victory."

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"Our foes are ungodly beasts, and so we are but the swords in the hands of the hosts of Heaven! We do God's glorious work and if we fall, we do so in His cause! If we triumph, we do so because He has willed it! Now, bow your heads, then let's to the appointed task!"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"Through God's grace we have been brought to this place, brought here to fight for His glory and in His name. Our enemies must quail at the thought of our righteous might! We would do well to pray because the shedding of blood is an offence, but it is one that we willingly do - for by it, we establish God's peace!"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"And so to battle. For my part I will not die in the company of anyone save my brothers and countrymen here. But this talk of death is premature! Let us say, rather, that I would not have victory with anyone other than you, my comrades-in-arms!"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"And at the last I say this: there will be coronets and pies for all when we are victorious. And any who wish it may dance in the moonlight with my friend the Giant Sausage. Now, who is with me?"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"And lastly, you should know that my madness was but a passing fancy. Now that I've had chance to talk it over with my horse, he has suggested I need more rest. And after this battle is done, I think I will be following his counsel."

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"I have fought long and hard in the service of Our Lord. My sins have long since been washed away in battle fighting His enemies and those of Mother Church. This battle will wash away your sins too, if you fight with courage and with the Lord's name on your lips!"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"You know me. I have slain many heretics, pagans, heathens and malefactors for our Mother Church. I stand with you now as a man of war, your general, who would lead you to another victory in God's name. So let us go forth and conquer!"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"And finally, I tell you that I have fought many battles. I face this one with the knowledge that I have followed the Cross and done God's work. Because I have done that, He will not allow me to face defeat! Victory is ours - for it is in the gift of our Lord!"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"Now kneel, bow your heads to your Saviour and look only to God to grant us victory. Only with his aid can we surely triumph."

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"And now I trust my life to God, for I know our cause is true and just. So pray, you beetle-headed knaves, and make sure God knows you think the same."

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"And now any man here who is not praying for our victory had better make his peace with God, or he'll find none with me hereafter! Now bring me my broadsword and let me kiss the Cross before I fight!"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"And at the last, be of good heart! A battle's a little thing, set against the works of God. If we fear, we die a thousand times - and I would die but once in the company of good men. So, if you would be brave, follow me!"

- Southern European Officer, Medieval 2: Total War

"But let me be clear, should you ever dare to threaten or insult me again, I'll not hesitate to cut off your head myself. Are we understood?"

- Haytham Kenway, Assassin's Creed III

Hector Graves: "I'm ready to go again if you are."
Haytham Kenway: "This is unwise."
Graves: "Why's that? Ya think I'm afraid of ya?"
Kenway: "No. But you should be."

- Assassin's Creed III

Hector Graves: "Well, well. Seems our esteemed guest has deigned grace us wit' 'is presence! You might want to head back to your quarters. Top deck's no place for Tender Parnells."
Haytham Kenway: "So I thought. And yet, here you are."

- Assassin's Creed III

"Storm clouds gather over Europe. Mistrust and rivalries between realms threaten to break and flood the world in a tide of Total War."

- Narrator, Medieval II: Total War

"Here I and sorrows sit; Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it."

- Constance, King John (Act III, Scene 1)

Obi-Wan Kenobi: (anguished) "You were the Chosen One! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness!" (picks up Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber)
Darth Vader: "I HATE YOU!!!"
Kenobi: "You were my brother, Anakin! I loved you."

- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

"For true and false will in no better way be revealed and uncovered than in resistance to a contradiction."

- St Thomas Aquinas, On the Perfection of the Spiritual Life

"But his eyes... His eyes were ever fixed on the future - one in which he and his Templar brethren controlled all. My greatest fear is that one day I shall look into the face of my son and see the same dark hunger there."

- Kaniehtí:io, Assassin's Creed III

"My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly. Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty. With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king's enemies. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows."

- Psalms 44:2-8

Charles Lee: "Why do you persist? You put us down. We rise again. You end one plot - we forge another. You try so hard... But it always ends the same. Those who know you think you mad and this is why... Even those men you sought to save have turned their backs on you. Yet you fight. You resist. Why?"
Connor Kenway: "Because no one else will."

- Assassin's Creed III

"So here we are, face to face at last, my friend. It's been quite an adventure – let me tell you – working my way through your nasty little tricks and traps. Clever. Some of them, anyway. I'll give you credit for that. And for the quietude with which you pulled it off. We had a DREAM, Benjamin! A dream you sought to DESTROY! And for that, my fallen friend, you will be made to pay!"

- Haytham Kenway, Assassin's Creed III

"And if he gives me any trouble, I can always use reason and persuasion." (lifts left fist) "Here's reason..." (lifts right fist) "...and here's persuasion."

- Shrek, Shrek the Third

"I love it when they text. It always lights up their faces."

- John Cleese (live performance)

"Thank you for being the best Monday night audience we've had all week."

- John Cleese

Batman: "Christmas ham on Christmas morning isn't exactly the end of the world."
Alfred: "I don't know, sir. I'd say it's pretty close."

- Batman: Arkham Origins

"A right in and of itself is a claim I have on an other. As such a right is by definition self-directed or self-centered. Nonetheless it is often asserted that such self-centeredness is overcome when and in so far as this notion of right is universalized: when it is urged that everyone has rights. But a brief look at what is actually occurring here will reveal that such a procedure does not at all entail a transformation or reversal of self-centeredness. On the contrary the procedure merely—exactly—universalizes self-centeredness."

- David Schindler

"[Democratic citizens] call insolence good education; anarchy, freedom; wastefulness, magnificence; and shamelessness, courage."

- Socrates, The Republic (Plato)

"For he, Adeimantus, whose mind is fixed upon true being [...] his eye is ever directed towards things fixed and immutable, which he sees neither injuring nor injured by one another, but all in order moving according to reason; these he imitates, and to these he will, as far as he can, conform himself. [...] And the philosopher holding converse with the divine order, becomes orderly and divine, as far as the nature of man allows [...] And if a necessity be laid upon him of fashioning, not only himself, but human nature generally, whether in States or individuals, into that which he beholds elsewhere, will he, think you, be an unskilful artificer of justice, temperance, and every civil virtue? [...] And if the world perceives that what we are saying about him is the truth, will they be angry with philosophy? Will they disbelieve us, when we tell them that no State can be happy which is not designed by artists who imitate the heavenly pattern?"

- Socrates, The Republic (Plato)

"And she [Beatrice] began: All things whate’er they be
Have order among themselves, and this is form,
That makes the universe resemble God."

- Dante Alighieri, Paradiso (Canto 1)

"Past history was a struggle between principle and debauchery. Corruption was followed by reform and so on. Man being inclined to sin but called to fellowship with God, neither could totally vanquish the other. Then liberalism made debauchery itself into a principle and became therefore unstoppable. If you publicly criticize promiscuity, you will be confronted not just or even primarily by those motivated to defend the current laxity by personal lust. You will face the moral outrage of the populace, who will accuse you of violating a sacred principle (tolerance/women can do no wrong)."

- Bonald, The Orthosphere

"The fact of the instability of evil is the moral order in the world."

- Alfred North Whitehead

"We're playing trains: 'I'm Thomas the Tank Engine. Puff. Puff. Puff.'"

- J. R. R. Tolkien

Frodo Baggins: "I can't do this, Sam."
Samwise Gamgee: "I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo; the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end... because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was, when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something."
Frodo: "What are we holding on to, Sam?"
Sam: "That there's some good in this world, Mr Frodo. And it's worth fighting for."

- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers


Off-site fics I've enjoyed (I'm not on tumblr or dA):

http://fennecfrost.tumblr.com/post/55773788770/pairing-thalia-luke-a-shroud-for-a-son-of-hermes

http://natalia1417.deviantart.com/art/Worthwhile-380189095

http://natalia1417.deviantart.com/art/Selfless-332428599

http://natalia1417.deviantart.com/art/You-and-Me-Forever-344388328

http://natalia1417.deviantart.com/art/Request-Marry-Me-377330040

http://writerofneverknown.deviantart.com/art/Together-339385591

http://gemini-by-nature.deviantart.com/art/The-Disaster-Master-388381119

http://knr19.deviantart.com/art/Permanent-338772742

http://julyb96.deviantart.com/art/I-ll-Always-Love-You-388831826

http://lautnerluver.deviantart.com/art/Stay-Stay-Stay-368082977

http://gi1997.deviantart.com/art/Always-There-377497199

http://gi1997.deviantart.com/art/Something-Permanent-345903396

http://kaahiescheck.deviantart.com/art/Excuses-400263701

http://theloverofbooks.deviantart.com/art/Let-Her-Go-PJO-Oneshot-334645679

http://writerofneverknown.deviantart.com/art/Brave-404185319

http://natalia1417.deviantart.com/art/Sacrifice-Version-2-404938983

http://writerofneverknown.deviantart.com/art/When-in-Rome-405768393


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Promise by KeyofNostalgia reviews
With a major conflict comes losses, shock, pain...Percy tries to cope after the Giant War. Annabeth helps him get through it.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,020 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/3/2014 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
To Make a Difference by KeyofNostalgia reviews
When Percy complains about Gabe not giving them presents, his mom gives him some words of wisdom. In that childhood and in years later, he keeps those words in his heart as he gives gifts during the wintry season.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 769 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Published: 12/24/2013 - Percy J. - Complete
What? by ForeverPercabeth reviews
An overly confident senior tries to catch a beautiful gray eyed blonde's attention but is in for a BIG surprise. Set after the Giant War.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 40,034 - Reviews: 482 - Favs: 456 - Follows: 487 - Updated: 12/20/2013 - Published: 6/9/2013 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Sea Bells by Color My Soul Blue reviews
Eight years after TLO. Percy is all grown up, to his usual Percy standards that is. Finally he is ready for his next step in life, or at least he thinks he is but first he must ask Athena. It's the question that Annabeth could only dream of, the one Athena has dreaded from the beginning, the one Aphrodite has planned for, and the one Apollo placed bets on. Sea bells are ringing.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 19,169 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 105 - Updated: 12/1/2013 - Published: 11/3/2010 - Annabeth C., Percy J.
The Precipice by the-wild-rumpus reviews
Sequel to Which Team Am I On? and set after Things Change Terra must decide between an ordinary life or returning to Titans Tower. And this time, she has a new secret...
Teen Titans - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,859 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/12/2013 - Beast Boy, Terra
A Legend's Curse by The Struggling Warrior reviews
For a millennium, he has suffered because of the gods' mistakes. Now in their time of need will he stop the destruction of Olympus, or will he watch it burn? ABANDONED
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 14 - Words: 47,637 - Reviews: 404 - Favs: 525 - Follows: 491 - Updated: 7/29/2013 - Published: 2/11/2012 - Percy J. - Complete
Semper Fidelis by ExceedinglyPeculiarChick reviews
It takes a while for Percy to finally realize that there's really no point in keeping secrets from Annabeth anymore.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 586 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 22 - Published: 7/12/2013 - Percy J., Annabeth C. - Complete
Home by bordeaux cookies reviews
He would come home, gather her in his arms, and kiss her, tell her he loves and missed her so much. If it was in his power, she would never leave his sight again. But above all, he would love her. He would make up for all the loving he missed over the past three years, and he would continue to love her for the next infinite amount. She was it for life, she was his life. Percabeth
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,210 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 90 - Follows: 23 - Published: 6/24/2013 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Gentle Folks by lollygirl128 reviews
Slight AU. He's not supposed to be out of bed. He's supposed to be in the infirmary with Annabeth, letting the wounds he got in Tartarus heal. He's also not supposed to be thinking these thoughts, the thoughts that he can't help but think, when it seems like his godly family isn't so different from what Luke had said they were. But Annabeth knows just what to say. One-shot.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,951 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 8 - Published: 6/22/2013 - [Percy J., Annabeth C.] - Complete
Yours, Mine & Ours by bewilder22 reviews
Travis has Katie, Katie has Nathan, Nathan has Travis, Travis has Nathan, Nathan Has Katie, and Katie has Travis... well, they have each other.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 249 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/27/2013 - Travis S., Katie G. - Complete
Percy's Fluffy Revenge by LearnAndLive reviews
Percy and Annabeth's special time together is cut short. How does Percy make up for it? By sneaking into her cabin while she's asleep and waking her by kissing her senseless! WARNING: A TON OF FLUFF AND KISSING!
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,666 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 113 - Follows: 15 - Published: 5/26/2013 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Witty Little Comebacks Can't Hide by LoyaltyFalters reviews
She was cut off as lips crashed into hers. It was a mad, heat-of-the-moment kiss, but Annabeth had never felt so much passion. She didn't even have the pride to pull away as his strong arms wrapped around her waist, pulling her closer. She was drowning, and she liked it.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,087 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 20 - Published: 4/20/2013 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Chivalry is Dead by HecateA reviews
In which chivalry is dead. No, literally dead. Oneshot.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,014 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 16 - Published: 2/14/2013 - Percy J., Annabeth C. - Complete
HUNTIK by Sirens in the water reviews
High schools sucks, especially if you have no friends. Sophie doesn't have a single friend, and she gets bullied by the populars, until a new kid comes into the picture. Can this toe-head break down Sophie's walls, or will he destroy her, just like the rest? AU LxS DxZ P.S. I need suggestions as to what H.U.N.T.I.K. can stand for! I'm stumped! T for intense bullying.
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 16,973 - Reviews: 144 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 12/2/2012 - Published: 9/5/2012 - Lok L., Sophie C. - Complete
A Moment Alone by omegafire17 reviews
After school's over today, Sophie and Lok have time alone together. What will happen next when they talk of studying? A tender moment. Rated T
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,402 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/8/2012 - Sophie C., Lok L. - Complete
Echoes and Memories of Yesterday by Kat Lee formerly Pirate Turner reviews
He yearns for those days of freedom and special friendships. Future Fic.
Winnie-the-Pooh - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 838 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/23/2012 - Complete
Daddy, I love you by Cherry Punch reviews
Ronnie is Percy's world. His little girl, his baby, his princess. She's permanant, she's forever, she'll never leave. Six years is supposed to be the beggining. Why can't it just go right for once? Percy-centric.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,968 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 9/14/2012 - Percy J., Annabeth C.
Some morning by SallaScaramouche reviews
Just a little story about a normal morning on Camp Half-Blood. Percy never disappeared, The Lost Hero never happened, everything's just fine after The Last Olympian.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 918 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/13/2012 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Secrets & Sleepovers by Mandi2341 reviews
Annabeth just had another fight with her parents, so she decides to get away from it by spending a weekend at Percy's appartment. But some secrets come out...Can Percy and Annabeth handle each other's secrets?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,805 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 7/6/2012 - Published: 6/28/2011 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Revenge of the Jelly Babies by MsMacBeth10 reviews
In which Sadie learns the hard way to never mess with a certain goddess named Neith.
Kane Chronicles - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 880 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/24/2012 - Sadie K. - Complete
Born to die by Meruryan reviews
"Percy, be honest with me. If this was the other way around, would you leave?" Looking at her face, I knew the answer. I could never leave her to die. Percabeth, character death, during HoO. Oneshot, beta'd by love-serenades.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,933 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 17 - Published: 3/16/2012 - Percy J., Annabeth C. - Complete
Something Permanent by LittleBit16 reviews
A one-shot between Annabeth and Thalia regarding a certain Son of Poseidon...Takes place between BOTL and TLO! Percabeth! Reviews are greatly appreciated : T for mild swearing
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,292 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 17 - Published: 1/21/2012 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Lonely Lullaby by Quixotic Alchemist reviews
"I'll dissolve when the rain pours in, when the nightmares take me, I will scream with the howling wind, 'cause it's a bitter world, and I'd rather dream..." Reflection of Percy's thoughts during his days at The Wolf House, and his only memory- Annabeth.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 805 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/25/2011 - Percy J., Annabeth C. - Complete
Sixteen by Crickett9 reviews
16 words, 2 people, many stories, 1 love.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,500 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/13/2010 - Annabeth C., Percy J. - Complete
Promises by SilverInkblot reviews
Come with me; back to a time of innocene and wonder, summer days and starry nights. Where the promises you made were the priciples you lived by. Come back; because you never should have left.
Disney - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,239 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/16/2008 - Complete
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The Fate of Heroes reviews
Three spurned lovers who have learnt to hate the word "change". One lonely demigod trying to keep a promise. And a mysterious boy who always knows who the gods want dead most. Roaming the seas and skies, aboard the Argo II, each with a different purpose, but all with the same goal: to strike down the enemies of Olympus, and claim the bounties on them. This is their story.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,002 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/8/2014 - Published: 1/15/2014 - Percy J., Jason G., Leo V., Frank Z.
The Demigod Tales reviews
A compendium of short tales regarding everyone's favourite demigods, which a certain Mr Riordan was, for a variety of reasons, prevented from publishing. This is the written record of my various forms of correspondence with a pair of demigods doing a favour for their associate, one Perseus Jackson.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 52,999 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 2/3/2014 - Published: 5/15/2013 - [Annabeth C., Percy J.] Silena B., Chris R.
Ship Weeks! reviews
A collection of one-shots for the PJO Ship Enjoy! #pjoshipweeks
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 9 - Words: 31,999 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/29/2013 - Published: 7/20/2013 - [Annabeth C., Percy J.] [Piper M., Jason G.] - Complete
Jasper Moments reviews
A collection of lines/scenes from the books focusing on Jason and Piper's relationship, collated for use as a reference.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,130 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 12 - Published: 9/4/2013 - [Piper M., Jason G.] - Complete
The Hunter and The Ghost reviews
A poem about the sad but beautifully poetic love story that is Thaluke, for PJO Ship Weeks 2013. Written by my brother, Dante Luxsignifer, before he got an FF account. #pjoshipweeks
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/20/2013 - [Luke C., Thalia G.] - Complete
Next Step reviews
What happens when Percy and Annabeth have a fight that ends with him walking out the door? Why, he takes it to the next step, of course. Moderate AU; no HoO.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,484 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Published: 7/14/2013 - [Annabeth C., Percy J.] - Complete
Happily Ever After reviews
Another insanely fluffy Percabeth one-shot. Domestic fluffiness from after Percy and Annabeth finish saving the world for the billionth time and finally settle down.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,822 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/21/2013 - [Annabeth C., Percy J.] - Complete
That Was Terrible reviews
Will gives Percy an idea for a romantic surprise for Annabeth. Quick shot of Percabeth fluffiness. Set during TLO, after they start dating, but before they leave camp.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,871 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/16/2013 - [Annabeth C., Percy J.] - Complete
Huntik: Secrets and Seekers – No Rest for the Wicked reviews
The Blood Spirals have been defeated, the Betrayer has been destroyed forever, and the Red Comet is no more. But there's no rest for the wicked. The Spiral Mark still burns with dark power, most of the Spirals still live, and the Huntik Foundation and the Casterwills are going to need some help from another player in the game to save the world from the forces of Chaos…again.
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 97,555 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 6/5/2013 - Published: 11/8/2012 - [Lok L., Sophie C.] [Zhalia M., Dante V.]
Ahasuerus reviews
Everyone wants to live forever…right? "I have lived too long," Cherit sighed, as he gazed out of the window into the lifeless black beyond, with only the cold moon's silver and the soulless yellow of the city's streetlights dappling the seamless, yet empty, garment of night.
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers - Rated: K - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,085 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/15/2013 - Cherit - Complete
Pater Meus reviews
A one-shot about Zhalia and Klaus. Takes place during and after S2E06, The Blood Spiral. Tie-in with No Rest for the Wicked.
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,356 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/29/2012 - Zhalia M. - Complete
Alpha and Omega: Deleted Scene reviews
A simple writing exercise for myself: convert the Alpha and Omega deleted scene into prose! Tell me how it went.
Alpha and Omega - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 748 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/5/2012 - [Humphrey, Kate] - Complete
Legacy reviews
How will you be remembered after you die? What will your legacy be?
Alpha and Omega - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 8,400 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/30/2011 - Published: 12/28/2011 - [Kate, Humphrey] [Lilly, Garth] - Complete
Sintel's Story reviews
A story based off Blender Foundation's free movie Sintel. Probably the first such fanfic. Provides extensive backstory and sequel based on it.
Sintel - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 8,955 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 3/27/2011 - Published: 3/24/2011 - [Sintel, OC] Scales - Complete