Author has written 2 stories for Naruto, and Avatar: Last Airbender.
My name's Curse, don't call me anything else unless you're SpiderLily or SaphirePhoenix. Oh and I'm a guy...don't get it mixed up
All peoples think they are forever. They do not believe they will never not be. The Sinnissippi were that way. They did not think they would be eradicated. But that is what happened. Your people, Nest, believe this themselves. They will survive forever, they think. Nothing can destroy them, can wipe them so completely from the earth and from history and all will remain is their name and not even that will be known with certainty. They have such faith in their invulnerability.
Yet already their destruction begins. It comes upon them gradually, in little ways. Bit by bit their belief in themselves erodes. A growing cynicism pervades their lives. Small acts of kindness and charity are abandoned and somehow indicative of weakness. Little failures in behavior lead to bigger ones. It is not enough to ignore the discourtesies of others; discourtesies must be repaid in kind. Men are intolerant and judgemental. They are without grace. If one man proclaims God has spoken to him, another quickly proclaims that his God is false. If the homeless cannot find shelter, then surely they are to blame for their condition. If the poor do not have jobs, then surely it is because they will not work. If sickness strikes down those whose lifestyles are different from our own, then surely they brought it upon themselves.
Look at your people, Nest Freemark. They abandon their old. They shun their sick. They cast off those who are different. They decry any who are different. They commit acts of unfaithfulness, betrayal, and depravity every day. They foster lies that undermine beliefs. Each small darkness breeds another. Each small incident of anger, bitterness, pettiness, and greed breeds others. A sense of futility consumes them. They feel helpless to effect even the slightest change. Their madness is of their own making, and yet they are powerless against it because they refuse to acknowledge its source. They are at war with themselves, but they do not understand the nature of the war being fought.
Do even a handful among your people believe life in this country is better now than it was 20 years ago? Do they believe the dark things that inhabit it are less threatening? Do they feel safer in their homes and cities? Do they find honor and trust and compassion outweigh greed and deceit and disdain? Can you tell me that you do not fear for them?
We do not always recognize the thing that comes to destroy us. That is the lesson of the Sinnissippi. It can appear in many different forms. Perhaps my people were destroyed by a world that demanded changes they could not make. But there is reason to think that your people destroy themselves."
-O'olish Amaneh, Running with the Demon: Pg 99-100
"And this is what God testified, he has given us Life and this Life is in his Son. Whoever believes in the Son has Life. Whoever who doesn't believe in the Son of God does not have Life.
I write this to you, who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you are Saved."
-1 John 5:11-13, NIV
Who do we have? We have God:
"We have the star breather (Gen.1:14), the first and the last (Rev.1:16), the king crusher (Isa.40:23), the heaven dweller (Ecc.5:2), the voice of thunder (Job37:4), the hurricane guider (Job37:12), the snow and rain commander (Job37:6), the ice breather (Job37:10), the only God (Isa.45:6), the sparrow feeder (Matt.5:26), the crucified king (Matt.27:37), the God whose eyes run through to and fro throughout the whole earth (2Chron.16:9) the God who forgives and heals (Ps.103:3), the God who protects (Ps.91), the God who satisfies (Isa.55:2), God who comforts the troubled (2Cor.1:4), God our rest (Heb.4:11)"
-A good friend of mine
Read it. Memorize it. Live it.
The Awesome but Not so Serious Quotes
"You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true"
"Did you say everything you could?
In regards to the song above, I can only say this: Life is transient, life is short, and your life can be insignificant in the grand scheme. Therefore, make it significant, we have to power to change the lives of those around us. Change them for the better, shape the next generation to come and leave a lasting impression upon the world, one that will guide it to a better and purer future than the Dark World that society seems to be fixated upon.
Story Updates (As of 8/23/09)
Golden Twilight (Naruto/Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Crossover)-
DEAD. (I have everything I need. But I lost all my chapters a long time ago, and I can't muster the necessary effort to get started on it again, sorry...)
Project Avatar: Specimen A4179 (Avatar: the Last Airbender)-
Chapter 3- FINISHED. (Pending Editing, Revision, and general Smoothing Over)
Chapter 4- In Construction. (2,998 Words)
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