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Reposting privately to my LJ for read-abilty of the additional rules.
Original Post
Credit for the idea belongs to [livejournal.com profile] serraduchi.

Anyway, if you've ever read "The 213 Things Skippy is No Longer Allowed to Do in the U.S. Army", this is along the same lines. Only with Fakir. And Kinkan Academy. And stuff.

So without further rambling from my diseased self, here's "The 30 Things Fakir is No Longer Allowed to Do at Kinkan Academy."

  1. Not allowed to violently shake any other student.

  2. Not allowed to grab any other student.

  3. Not allowed to touch any other student except during supervised dance practices.

  4. No, especially not Mytho.

  5. Not allowed to lock Mytho in any of the following places: bathroom, bedroom, janitor's closet, library storage room, Mr. Cat's office, girls' dormitory, dungeon, or crypt.

  6. "Because he had an opinion" is not a reason to punish someone.

  7. Not allowed to use the Lohengrin Sword to settle verbal disputes.

  8. Odette did not "have it coming," and that was a horrible thing to write about Swan Lake.

  9. Ahiru's hair is not a toy.

  10. Nor is Ahiru's hair a leash.

  11. Nor is it a handle.

  12. I must not challenge people to duels while drunk.

  13. I must not drink alcoholic beverages.

  14. If I'm going to bitchslap people, I should be prepared to receive the same.

  15. Must not call Rue a skank anymore.

  16. Once was okay, but throwing water at Autor on three separate occasions goes beyond the definition of "turnabout."

  17. The crows will not eat me.

  18. "The pen is mightier than the sword" is purely metaphorical, and I should not test this.

  19. I must not assume ownership of any other person.

  20. Calling Princess Kraehe "a mangy, carrion-feeding, half-molted crow" is probably a bad idea.

  21. Must not tell Ahiru's blonde, pigtailed friend anything negative about my mood, situation, or state of mind.

  22. I do not have to fight for Mytho's honor.

  23. The answer to "Fakir, I'm bleeding" is not "Live with it."

  24. When Mr. Cat asks me if I would like to demonstrate a grand jete for the class, I am not allowed to reply "No," even if it's true.

  25. Not allowed to tell Autor that if he likes The Prince and the Raven so much, he must call me Lohengrin.

  26. Not allowed to demand that Autor call me anything but my given name, including the word "Master."

  27. I am no longer allowed to sleep in the library for three nights in a row.

  28. No "paper mill" jokes around the Oak Tree of Wisdom.

  29. When dancing the pas de deux from Giselle, I must not drop my partner and say, "It looks like she's alive after all!"

  30. There is no such thing as a living nutcracker, and I must not tell Ahiru otherwise.

  31. I must not threaten girls for looking in Mytho's general direction.

  32. Even if I am a knight, murder is still illegal, and I should not threaten people with it.

  33. Even if I really do mean it.

  34. Not allowed to force the town to skip Autumn and Winter just because it's too dangerous for Ahiru to migrate.

  35. Not even is she is "that bad" at being a duck.

  36. Not allowed to use "Drosselmeyer forced me to" as an excuse, even if it's true.

  37. Not allowed to bring "live steel" into class as a ballet prop.

  38. Must not call Drosselmeyer "sado-masochistic old bastard". (He's your grandpa, and not above teaching you respect by sticking you in a story again.)

  39. Not allowed to run down the streets yelling "You're all being controlled by a story!" It takes forever to calm down the old men in the "Neighborhood Watch".

  40. Not allowed to throw your dorm-mate out a window, even if they can land just fine.

  41. I am not authorized to teach the younger ballet students.

  42. I am no longer allowed to provide musical instruments to children.

  43. May not test story ideas out on my classmates.

  44. Even if it is Femio.

  45. Not my teachers either.

  46. May not reserve front-row seats at the ballet recitals for water fowl.

  47. May not perform a pas de deux with a duck for class exams, regardless of my relationship with said duck.

  48. Or at stage recitals.

  49. Must not start any story with "Once upon a time, there was a man who died...".

  50. May not challenge anyone teachers or upperclassmen to the "field of honor".

  51. No longer allowed to perform ancient rites on magical swords in the main square. (Cleaning the blood out of that fountain took weeks.)

  52. May not trade your new roommate out for a bird.

  53. My teacher is not an animal, and I should stop implying that he once was one.

  54. I am not to threaten Lillie for "putting weird ideas in Ahiru's head". It just can't be helped.

  55. May no longer create Frankenstein-esque children out of wood.

  56. Or any other material.

  57. I am not to point out that most of my classmates will never make it as ballerinas.

  58. Talking to Ahiru's friends will only result in pain, hers or mine.

  59. Talking to Ahiru in front of her friends will only result in pain, hers or mine.

  60. Not allowed to write stories causing woe to befall the Neighborhood Watch, as that will only make them more determined to stalk me with intent to harm.

  61. Not allowed to threaten any potential suitors of Ahiru's with a sword.

  62. Even if it is Femio.

  63. Not allowed to compare Ahiru to an alligator.

  64. Or a cow.

  65. Not allowed to give Ahiru's friends false gossip.

  66. Not allowed to ride my horse into a church.

  67. Not allowed to enter a building by jumping through a window in non-emergency situations.

  68. Not allowed to use broken glass from (emergency) window entrance as a weapon, even in emergency situations.

  69. Not allowed to be borderline violent with my partner in an unwanted pas de deux.

  70. Not allowed to tear any pages out of any book Autor is reading.

  71. Not allowed to destroy clocks of any size because "I don't like the gears."

  72. Not allowed to write departures from Kinkan for annoying acquaintances.

  73. Especially not Ahiru's annoying friends.

  74. Not even Femio.

  75. "Moron" is only a term of endearment from my perspective. Others may disagree. Violently.

  76. Not allowed to hide Mytho's pants as punishment. He won't care, anyway.

The contents of this list is the work of:
[livejournal.com profile] serraduchi, [livejournal.com profile] lycorne, [livejournal.com profile] corinn, and [livejournal.com profile] sic_semper_trex
elfgrove: (head->desk)
.... Where can one find quotes regarding faeries, elves, or similar?
I'm thinking classical type (at least sounding) quotes.
If you know any offhand... I'd appreciate the help.

*returns to searching*

EDIT: Quotes and etc. located, aside from in the comments...
Read more... )
elfgrove: (Default)
Look! It goes... Romance, Erotica... Douglas Adams!

What the hell? Why do bookstores do that!? Keep that crap away from my Fantasy/Sci-fi!

Well, Dougas Adams did say never go anywhere without a towel.


Oh god....
elfgrove: (smile)
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i love you
just remember that when you shoot up your office. aim low, the muzzle climb will carry the shots up for you, so generally youll get a head shot on the third round. Happy Postal, and may Max Payne be with you.
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Here's a challenge for myself and for all my LJ friends.:
Once a week, at least, take a quote and give your thoughts on it. Everyone can do the same quote or we can all do different ones. I just think it will make for a fun exercise. There's really no real reason to do it.
here's a good place to grab a quote: http://www.angelfire.com/mt/quotez/

Here's my quote this week:
"What fun is destruction if no 'precious' lives are lost?" -- Kefka, Final Fantasy III

As disturbing as most would consider the quote, it really makes a ceratain kind of sense. If something is destroyed, but nothng of any worth is destroyed, was anything really destroyed? That's how people act sometimes.
Think about it. When the WTC fell, a lot of people in other countries did not care. Yes people died, and it was sad. But to them, nothing precious was lost, so it was as though nothing had been destroyed.
Natural diasters destroy homes, and we've watched violence and death on tv for years now. I'm not talking movie or show death, I mean real people dying. Both in our own country and far away. We stop for a second and adknowledge that it's sad, and go on with life. We don't really feel anything for what's been destroyed because nothing precious to us was destroyed. As far as you can tell for us, there might as well have been nothing destoyed at all.
I don't mean we should lament for days over every death or that everyone should be outraged about the WTC thing. That is unreasonable. The fact is the lack of caring, is not unreasonable. It's really proper to not really react when what is lost holds no meaning for us. It makes for an interesting observation is all.
elfgrove: (Default)
Two things to remember about a girl raised with a sword in her hand...
She's just as likely to to kill you as to kiss you,
And don't think for a second that she wouldn't do both in the span of the same night.
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I wanted to see if anyone knew this a while back, but no one did. More's the pity, it's interesting if you think about it. It's supposed to be about growing old and mortality.

Elli's Song
From : "The Last Unicorn" by Peter S. Beagle (And yes, it was cut from the movie.)

What is plucked will grow again,
What is slain lives on,
What is stolen will remain --
What is gone is gone.

What is sea born dies on land,
Soft is trod upon.
What is given burns the hand --
What is gone is gone.

Here is there, and high is low;
All may be undone.
What is true, no two men know --
What is gone is gone.

Who has choices need not choose.
We must, who have none.
We can love but what we lose --
What is gone is gone.
elfgrove: (Default)
damn I love this comic...
And Tenth has to be among my fav characters, right up there with Parinthachin, voice of the prior quote, well, except Luse's interruptions...

"Magic is fickle and finite... Once you've learned one practice to its fullest, you move on to another, or stay as content as you can...
I, and a few other of the true wizards in this world, have learned as much as possible... After that, all that time, a soul can get awfully depressed... Nothing left to learn...
Now... Life is a variable condition. It twists and turns and is, generally, unpredictable... You can learn as much as you think you can and still never know it all...
So a true wizard's saving grace becomes observing life... More specifically, lives. But even this can become a bit mundane when it is realized, after long enough, everyone is the same... The only difference is, the enviroments around us all...
Reaction to these enviroments is going to vary wildly and drastically - But within the spectrum of these reactions, most are similar, and predictable...Most poor people finding fifty crowns laying in the road will feel likely blessed and thankful, while rich people in the same place would feel it almost due..!
Children of abusive alchoolics fear their lovers getting drunk... People lie from fear... Religion is a death fixation...
And, after a time, this, too becomes a waste... So the pattern of interactions becomes a lesson about enviroments...
And fate becomes a game... So what happens when a variable exposes itself in the pattern..?"

- Tenth, Sirius issue #33

Oh yeah, and i've updated my webspace with the university I attend... isn't it cute... http://www.auburn.edu/~shropmr/
elfgrove: (Default)
There you go again, huh!?
What do you mean, "There you go again..?"
You! With your pushing away anyone who's willing to give a shit about you! You tried enough with me but can't cuz I live in your head! Otherwise, Id've been out of your life years ago! If Cassy hadn't died early enough you'd have done it to her, too!
Shut up!
But that's okay because now you canforever lament "She was the only one who really cared!" or, "She was the only one who really understood!" Because she went under before you could sabatoge things and hate her as much as you hate yourself!!!
Shut up!
It's that no one can know you! Then they'd see inside all those ugly closets, dark corners, know all your fears, see right into everything that's you and gives them reason to leave you, right!?!
That'd mean you need 'em, huh? And enough people you really needed have left you, taking little pieces of your soul with them, huh? 'Til sometimes you wonder...
Do you have anything left?
And if you do...
Is it the last piece of your heart?
And you won't let anyone take it again...
Every frickin' time I come here...
Some fresh hell of emotions...
Yer a poor clown, Par...

As much as you may find this amazing, I like you! A lot! And pal, you need someone to like you because while you may be a survivor, you sure do hate yourself for living! You come in here and I may make you face the things about you you hate, but if I didn't, those ugly truths would eat you alive... So I am!
An imp hiding from hell in your head whom no matter how much abuse you give me will still be here to care!!!

I dunno. There are days when I need to read something like this, and at the same time, there have been/are days when I want to get this message out to a few of you. You know who you are. And yes, this is to several of you.

So here I am for you...
A Jester of Hell... Here for head mantenance...
Adjusting your ID and arguing with your super ego...
And occansionally not screwing up.
elfgrove: (SMILE  ^_^)
"We are the girls of anime club. FEAR US." - Michelle, 10.16.2001

Stephen: "Chris are you sticking that stick up Dave's butt?"
Chris: "No it just looked like it was already there. I'm retrieving it."
- 10.16.2001

Stephen: It's not an orgy.
Dave: But...
Beau(?): That's right, they don't have their shoes off.
Matt: Yet! We've got one off!
- 10.16.2001

"Hey! There's no Lord and Ruler position!" - Matt (officer sign ups), 10.16.2001

Matt: "Can I be the overlord of monkeys?"
All (almost): "No"
Matt: "But i'm getting a litle black spider monkey who'll sit right
here and i'll train him to say 'chu'."
Fewer this time: "No."
Becky: "No monkeys that say chu! No Mr. Chu-chu's."
Matt: "Aww. But..."
Stephen: "I don't care as long as it doesn't say pikachu."
- 10.16.2001

"Oh wow, a coke bottle, haven't used one of these in a while..." - Becky, 10.16.2001

"Chris copped(sp) a feel." - Dave, 10.16.2001

Matt(answering phone): "Matt's meat shop. I bet you can't beat our meat."
Stephen(taking phone): "Hello? ...They hung up."
Chris: "I hope that wasn't Stephen's parents."
- 10.16.2001

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elfgrove: (Default)
What is plucked will grow again,
What is slain lives on,
What is stolen will remain --
What is gone is gone.

What is sea born dies on land,
Soft is trod upon.
What is given burns the hand --
What is gone is gone.

Here is there, and high is low;
All may be undone.
What is true, no two men know --
What is gone is gone.

Who has choices need not choose.
We must, who have none.
We can love but what we lose --
What is gone is gone.

Choclate to whoever can identify, the title of this and where it came from. In the version most of you will be familiar with, this was cut out.
elfgrove: (Default)
odd... how they seem to match my conflicting thoughts...

"We live life today to make up for what we did in the past. And what we do now we make up for in the future." -Haruhiko, Please Save My Earth

"Everyone can master a grief but he who has it." -William Shakespeare

"We immortals should not waste our tears on their puny lives." - Mermaid's Scar

"You may be cruel to me, and I may often despise you for it. But when it comes down to your life or mine, I will gladly lay my life down, so that another may yet live." - Lycorne

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something is more important than fear." -Ambrose Redmoon

"Well, people always feel pain at the heart. The heart is easy to have a pain, that's why living is painful. Particularly, your heart is fragile like glass." - Kaoru Nagisa, Neon Genesis Evangelion

"Life is a variable condition... It twists and turns and is, generally, unpredictable... You can learn as much as you think you can and still never know it all... So a true wizard's saving grace is observing life.. more specifically, lives. But even this can become mundane when it is realized, after long enough, everyone is the same... The only difference is the enviroments around us all... Reactions to these enviroments is going to vary wildly and drastically - But within the spectrum of these reactions, most are simular and predictable..." -Tenth, Poison Elves (S-33)

"Eternal life is the same as eternal suffering." Master of Mosquiton

"Liar! You promised you wouldn't die!" -Sailor Mars, Sailor Moon R Movie

"A survivor must have the will to survive. He wished to die. He abandoned the will to live, And depended on false hope." - Misato, Neon Genesis Evangelion

'Be strong, saith my heart; I am a soldier; I have seen worse sights than this.' Odysseus in The Illiad

Funny how laughter looks like crying without...the sound...Strange how raindrops taste like tears without...the pain -- Kelly Thomas

Strength is born in the deep silence of long suffering hearts; not amid joy.

"I'm completely impervious to pain. . . . . . Not my own" - Zero Mostel

"You are extremely avoiding the contact of the first kind. Do you fear to feel other people? Being ignorant of others, you will never be either betrayed nor hurt, though you'll never escape from feeling loneliness. A person cannot erase that forever... However, people can forget, and thus are able to live." - Kaoru Nagisa, Neon Genesis Evangelion

In this world, there are many like me who have killed their emotions. -- Shadow, Final Fantasy III

"I've been destined to live forever, although people are annihilated as the result. However, if I am able to die... To be or not to be, that makes no difference for me. My death is the only absolute freedom." - Kaoru Nagisa, Neon Genesis Evangelion

"Does the walker choose the path, or the path choose the walker?" - final page of The Book of the Dead, _Sabriel_ by Garth Nix
elfgrove: (Default)
Seven times I have despised my soul:
The first time when I saw her being meek that she might attain height.
The second time when I saw her limping before the crippled.
The third time when she was given to choose between the hard and the easy, and she chose the easy.
The fourth time when she committed a wrong, and comforted herself that others also commit wrong.
The fifth time when she forbore for weakness, and attributed her patience to strength.
The sixth time when she despised the ugliness of a face, and knew not that it was one of her own masks.
And the seventh time when she sang a song of praise, and deemed it virtue.
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Life Reflections by George Carlin

1. Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.

2. I'm not into working out. My philosophy is no pain, no pain.

3. I'm in shape. Round is a shape.

4. I'm desperately trying to figure out why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

5. Do illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?

6. I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.

7. Ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you, but when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window?

8. Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster than you is a maniac?

9. You have to stay in shape. My mother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 now and we have no idea where she is.

10. I have six locks on my door, all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three of them.

11. One out of every three Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of two of your best friends. If they are OK, then it must be you.

12. They show you how detergents take out bloodstains.. I think if you've got a T-shirt with bloodstains all over it, maybe your laundry isn't your biggest problem.

13. Ask people why they have deer heads on their walls and they tell you it's because they're such beautiful animals. I think my wife is beautiful, but I only have photographs of her on the wall.

14. A lady came up to me on the street, pointed at my suede jacket and said, "Don't you know a cow was murdered for that jacket?" I said "I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too".

15. Future historians will be able to study at the Jimmy Carter library, the Gerald Ford Library, the Ronald Reagan Library, and the Bill Clinton Adult Bookstore.
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"In the beginning,
There was the One
And the One dreamed,
And there was the Light
And the One was the Light,
And the Light was beautiful,
And the Light became the Atari.
And the One spoke,
And it was the Savior.
And the Savior was the Path,
And the Path was the Pong,
And the One liked the Pong.
- 10:17 pm, 06.19.2001 -

"You're always getting little pieces to the the big puzzle, and by the time you can put it all together, it's too late. She continued to say that it was so great that everything was coming together so well the last couple of days. I had to agree with her a lot of stuff seems to be coming together recently. I added, "Makes you wonder if it's really too late and we just don't know it yet.""
- 09:40 pm, 06.15.2001 -

"I suppose I enjoy taking the opposite end of a discussion, no matter how strange an angle for me. I see too many sides to everything in the world I suppose."
- 18:30, 06.20.2001 -

"You raise excellent points. I knew someone would catch me on that."
- 08:50, 06.20.2001 -

"There are two sides to every extreme, two faces to each coin."
- 08:50, 06.20.2001 -

"None the less, there are more ways to be a warrior than following the orders of a single country. The difference, IMHO, between a warrior and a soldier lies in the heart. A soldier follows orders, whether to protect or destroy, live or die, on the command, on the heart of another person. A warrior follows their own path and their own heart, and simply cannot afford to die."
- 07:39, 06.13.2001 -

"Because if we give up life, we do not fail ourselves, we fail them. And that is inexcusable."
- 19:50, 06.12.2001 -

"I embrace my lonlieness. I embrace the life/heart/soul of a warrior."
- 19:50, 06.12.2001 -

"I'm an outdated heart...
A lost soul..."
- 08:47 pm, 06.12.2001 -

"I'm shocked he hasn't written me off as crazy and not worth talking to already."
- 08:49 pm, 06.11.2001 -

"But that loneliness still consumes me."
- 04:31 pm, 06.07.2001 -

"I couldn't help but think. At the time I thought it was a briliant statement. I knew it wasn't quite that simple, nothing ever is. But I thought it was mostly right."
- 04:31 pm, 06.07.2001 -

"And the officials can't explain it. Can't figure out a cause for the life of them.... That's an awfully big failure to be completely without explination..."
- 11:27 am, 06.05.2001 -

"L-chan gonna stop reffering to herself in the third person now...."
- 10:04 pm, 05.04.2001 -

"The little pink dojo behind the chevron in HG is a cult. They make blood sacrifices to their demon lord, etc., etc."
- 12:05 pm, 05.04.2001 -

"I am what I am and do not regret it."
- 10:58 pm, 05.01.2001 -

"I want to get to know them better, but i'm too afraid of being pushed away or getting hurt, or hurting them to do anything about it."
- 5:21 pm, 05.01.2001 -

"If we put all the people who not just believe but know that magic is real, would magic become something stronger and more potent because there was no one to not believe in it?"
- 8:50 am, 05.01.2001 -

"Damn you people who's beliefs confine my abilities..."
- 8:50 am, 05.01.2001 -

"I care too much about them to not protect them from everything I can. I can't take the easy way out."
- 10:06 pm, 04.29.2001 -

"I do do look up at the stars and KNOW that I do not belong on Earth. I KNOW that this is not the form I am supposed to be wearing. I KNOW I'm supposed to somewhere else. And I have considered correcting the error, except I know the error would only begin again because things are destined to be like that."
- 10:06 pm, 04.29.2001 -

"I simply do because I must. You can too. Someone took the knife away for you; you have no idea how amazing that is."
- 10:06 pm, 04.29.2001 -

"It looks sad and empty here... How odd. I always thought it looked empty before..."
- 03:00 pm, 04.29.2001 -

"You know what? I actually miss that rathole! Not just the people, I expected to miss my friends, but I miss the damned rathole itself. What's wrong with me?"
- 10:41 am, 04.29.2001 -
elfgrove: (SMILE  ^_^)

I am a Warrior.
The cause for which I fight is True and Just.
I stand in the path of my Enemy,
Against the harm that would come to those I protect.
I shall not waver.
As a stone against the torrent of a Great River,
Which flows with the blood of those who have fallen.
Enemies, Compatriots, and Friends.

I am a Warrior.
The cause for which I fight is True and Just.
Though there are those that would condemn me,
That I would take the life of my enemy to save that of another,
I shall not waver.
I do not regret the strength of my convictions.
I regret only that my enemy is equally strong in his.
And so, I stand in the River.

I am a Warrior.
The cause for which I fight is True and Just.
If I should fall in the act of my duty
I pray those I love understand and respect my sacrifice.
I shall not waver.
For those of us willing to stand against Evil
Do so not for ourselves, but for those we leave behind.
May they take up the fight as well.

I am a Warrior.
The cause for which I fight is True and Just.
When the time comes that the River should consume me,
That my blood shall join and flow with those who have come before,
I shall not waver.
For then another shall rise and take my place,
To bar the path of the Enemy, and fight for the cause.
Thus, the River, and the Stone, go on.

- Soke Brannon L. Bain (Founder of Tasu Maru Ryu Bujutsu

Isn't that beautiful?
hmm.. ^_^ I absolutely adore it. Came from Tiarna's Elven Lair: Heart Of Forest
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"I would fear something that thinks it can destroy an army singlehandedly much more than another army."
- Marle -
"Chrono Trigger Dimensions Ch. 36" a fanfic by Jerm

Warriors, Warriors we call ourselves. we fight for splendid virtue , for high endeavor, for sublime wisdom, therefore we call ourselves "Warriors"
- Kelly Thomas -

"Our lives to ourself are almost meaningless. The ones around us, the ones we struggle to protect are all that matter to us. We know our lives, we'd sacrifice it to keep them safe and happy from the harm we struggle to fight."
- Dusty X -

"Warriors are a dying breed... not because they are in the wrong time or place, but because their efforts are so isolated. Our society dislikes disturbances, and warriors are certainly a disturbance; thus their efforts are suppressed. The result is that individual warriors never get the chance to join with groups of warriors, and so they surrender all hope to what seems an insurmountable task.

There are many changes that need to be made in the world, and many causes that need the energy and passion that warriors bring. All that remains is for those warriors with a common vision to find a way to unite in their struggle. That alone could revive them from the slow death that they are suffering."

- Dream Spiral -

"In order to protect the ones we love, surely that is why we came to be born. If we don't have love, if we aren't strong, we can't learn to be gentle."
- Kris Conner -

"you can become a mercenary ... and that's where you can really let your warrior instinct fly."
- Iniach -

"None the less, there are more ways to be a warrior than following the orders of a single country. The difference, IMHO, between a warrior and a soldier lies in the heart. A soldier follows orders, whether to protect or destroy, live or die, on the command, on the heart of another person. A warrior follows their own path and their own heart, and simply cannot afford to die."
- Lycorne -

To take the Webster's definition, we find:

soldier - (sôl'jer) [solde coin, pay]
1. A person serving in an army; member of an army
2. a) an enlisted person, as distinguished from one holding a warrant or commission b) any low-ranking member of a Mafia family
3. One who has military experience or military skill
4. A person who works zealously for a specified cause

warrior - (wôr'yer) [werr war¹]
A person taking part or experienced in conflict
esp. war; soldier

war¹ - (wôr) [werran to confuse]
1. Open armed conflict between countries or two factions within the same country
2. Any active hostility, contention, or struggle; conflict [the war against disease]
3. [Obs.] A battle

Taken from Webster's New World Dictionary: Third College Edition

Interesting... They see a soldier as a form of a warrior... But to look at the root words that became those terms... money or pay (soldier) versus war (warrior) which is rooted in confusion (war)...

For me, a warrior is someone willing to do anything to protect people. Including sacrifice their own lives. A warrior does not have any care for who the person is, where they're from, or what they believe... A warrior exists to protect lives, and ways of life... The right to exist... They protect the ideals held dear in their hearts. They fight to prevent destruction. Kill in order to save the innocent from death. Of course, that creates a dilemma of the heart, in that they must destroy in order to protect.

Because a warrior's life is dedicated to protecting and upholding the lives of others, they have trouble becoming close to others for fear of the warrior's way of existing causing harm to anyone they may care for. But they do care for people, it is impossivble for them not to. What is more common is a lack of care for one's self. A dryness of emotion in regard to their own life. Because they exist to protect at any cost, their own life holds little meaning. But they cannot kill themselves, because they cannot chose their death. They exist to protect, and cannot give up life, without giving up the drive to protect those around them.

In my eyes, a soldier is one who follow's another's ideals, another person's heart to battle. They take and carry out orders with expectation of compensation. They fight to protect yes, but they care only for the ideals and protection of their own country, their own people. They fight as a job, rarely as a way of life and heart.

In the end, I think that perhaps when it comes down to it, being a soldier is a choice, an action to be performed. Meanwhile, a warrior is a way of life, a piece of one's personality, something that is part of you from the day you are born until the day you die. While the two are not wholely incompatable, a warrior who works as a soldier must at some point in time face a point where their heart knows one path to follow, and their orders demand another. Being true to the warrior path will cause problems for the job, but following the soldier's path, could break the warrior's spirit. Ultimately, the conflict could cause more harm than good.

This is not as articulate as I would like it to have been, but I hope it makes some sense.
elfgrove: (Default)
I'm starting to really care about the people here... oh shit.. I'm in trouble.
- 8:58 pm, 04.28.2001 -
It's probably for the best. I refuse to create yet another weakness for myself. Caring for people... is a weakness that I will not allow myself to have. It only puts both them and myself in danger. I won't have it.
- 6:46 pm, 04.28.2001 -
Happy Days.... Those used to happen to me, right?
- 10:02 pm, 04.19.2001 -
His words rang empty for me.
- 6:17 pm, 04.18.2001 -
What if it was me in the ground?
Would you be calling me crazy too?
- 6:17 pm, 04.18.2001 -
Harsh world
full of harsh people,
who don't care anymore,
and don't notice they don't.
- 9:55 pm, 04.09.2001 -
When your on the sixth floor of a building and there are no trees except across the road, then you hear tapping on your window after having bad vibes all night, upping your shields seems like a good idea.
- 9:54 am, 04.08.2001 -
I'm currently in a mode of thinking where telling the gods to go screw themselves sounds like one of my better options.
- 4:21 pm, 04.01.2001 -
had to hear this from... my back-stabbing bastard of an aunt
- 4:21 pm, 04.01.2001 -
She cried as she told me, so I didn't. I haven't. I can't. Someone has to be strong. I won't put that on my mother's shoulders. She's lost too much recently.
- 4:21 pm, 04.01.2001 -
but it isn't pain... It's just a lack... of anything....
- 10:04 pm, 03.13.2001 -
emotions seem somewhat... distant... In the past, the way things happened, they had to be...
- 10:04 pm, 03.13.2001 -
Heh, I am an official loser...
- 11:12 am, 03.10.2001 -
This morning, I am wondering what the hell got me out at a party last night. I don't do parties. I can barely deal with people.
- 11:12 am, 03.10.2001 -
Damn Loner nature...
- 11:12 am, 03.10.2001 -
I was afraid that it would be true though...
- 11:12 am, 03.10.2001 -
They had some guts pulling that.
- 4:12 pm, 03.09.2001 -
elfgrove: (Default)
Those used to happen to me, right?


Nice call came this evening while i was chatting online, "Hi Mom? What's going on?"
Yeah... My (Great) Aunt Jude just died... I didn't really know her too well. She's the grandmother of a cousin(?) who goes to my college as well. I might should try to find his number, call, check on him. I dunno...

..."I've been destined to live forever, although people are annihilated as the result. However, if I am able to die... To be or not to be, that makes no difference for me. My death is the only absolute freedom."
- Kaoru Nagisa, Neon Genesis Evangelion
elfgrove: (Default)
Robyn is back at the dorm and safe, thank the Gods...

She is now saying she just wants to be friends with the guy, and she plans on going to Columbus with him sometime... Ack.... She worries me...

I assure you this face is not mine by choice."What was merciful about it? Yes, I said I wanted power. But I don't remember asking to become a Chimera in the process!"

- Zelgadis, The Slayers

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