“That’s Not Nearly Enough Wonder Woman”

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Yesterday my son was talking to me about Scribblenauts Unmasked.  Scribblenauts is an amazing PC game that allows the player to engage in the story.  The player writes words to aid the hero in accomplishing his goals.  It’s awesome… like animate Mad Libs.

He was describing the different things he had unlocked when he paused thoughtfully.  “There’s only one Wonder Woman level…. That’s not nearly enough Wonder Woman.”

I couldn’t believe my ears.  He proceeded to tell me the story was too short and was far too easy, which left him feeling disappointed.

SEEEEEEEE?!?!?!?!?!  Even a 7 year old gets it.  He actually understands the importance of women in literature and media.

I think it’s pretty spectacular that my son has a desire for strong female character story lines.  In a world and educational community where boys aren’t encouraged to like “girly” things, my son stands confident.

Here’s the thing…we don’t really “talk” about or complain openly about these kinds of issues.  We live by example.  We live a life that reflects the love and respect of God.

Let me address this from a Creationist perspective.  There is quite a bit of propaganda out in the world, but we don’t force that down our kids throat.  We use the Bible to guide our lives, which shows our kids what is good.  God created woman.  She didn’t happen by accident.  She was created.  Remember that God said it was NOT good for man to be alone.  That didn’t mean that woman was created because He didn’t want man to be lonely.  Adam walked with God in the garden.  How can you be lonely when God is with you?!  It wasn’t “good” because Adam only reflected part of God’s character.  God had to create another person that engendered the other aspects of God.  That’s how we are created in his image.  Creation wouldn’t have been complete without Eve!

Women are relevant.  Women characters and GOOD story lines are not only relevant but necessary and I’m proud that my 7 year old son understands that.   ❤

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OPTIMUS EEYORE

 

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So I happened upon this information awhile back while on imdb.com  and my childhood memories and feelings clashed together with such glee and horror that there really isn’t a word in the english language to describe it.

The voice actor who portrays Optimus Prime has been voicing this character since the original cartoon aired in 1984.  Peter Cullen has been in voice acting for ages, it seems, and most of us grew up hearing his voice again and again.  We heard him in Votron, My Little Ponies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, G.I. Joe, The Real Ghostbusters, Duck Tales, Rainbow Brite, and many more.  

It was a regular day of watching shows with my sons when I heard this voice again… only this time is was coming out of EEYORE!  Apparently Peter Cullen has been portraying Eeyore almost as long as Optimus Prime but I had never noticed.  I admittedly didn’t watch much Transformers but the voice of Optimus Prime stays with you.  I also admit that I DID watch a lot of Winnie the Pooh growing up, but I never made the connection.  

My world was officially blown.  Here are two characters that couldn’t be more opposed to each other.  Eeyore is like Optimus’ ANTITHESIS! 

Well, it just goes to show that Peter Cullen is amazing.  He is able to instill the greatest amount of hope and strength in his characters and the greatest amount of sympathy.  Here’s to you Mr. Cullen.  Thank you for giving me a very rich childhood!

Love! ❤ 

Check out Peter Cullen’s imdb page! Here

My Calling…

My Calling

 

LOVE 

Everybody needs love. Some would say we all deserve love, but I believe that we ‘need’ it. We cannot survive without it. Most of the world’s worst problems come from a lack of love for each other. Some of the seemingly worst people you run into, or hear about have no love because they received none. Sure, some are just sick. Some people had all the love in the world and they grew up selfish jerks. But if you take a troubled child, and love them appropriately, they ARE more likely to overcome.

I love you guys. I feel like my purpose in life is to love. My beliefs and values encourage this, but that hasn’t stopped 100’s of millions of ‘believing’ people to act out of hatred, contempt and judgement. It goes beyond my beliefs and is confirmed by the scientific fact that LOVE WORKS! I am devoted to be a fighter and a lover of people. I am a woman of healthy boundaries and I will not compromise my beliefs or values, but I won’t use them as an excuse to withhold my love. In fact, I will use them to justify it.

My Calling… I will fight bravely against Fear. I will speak with Virtuous Compassion. I will love Relentlessly! – This is the person I want to be!

I hope you all will help me in being that person. You have all given me so much. Now, hug yourself for me, DAG-NIT! 

Here are some articles about the importance of love and healthy human touch… I don’t encourage you to go around touching people. You will probably get punched in the throat. I will also say if you touch a baby you might get arrested. But science and spirituality tell us that human touch and love are essential for our survival. Consider yourself loved-on today! 

http://www.livestrong.com/article/72120-effect-human-contact-newborn-babies/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maia-szalavitz/how-orphanages-kill-babie_b_549608.html

http://www.livescience.com/21778-early-neglect-alters-kids-brains.html

The Most Interesting Family…Stay Hairy My Friends

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Here’s Hopin’ For Hope!

Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

This verse touched my heart today from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Wherever you are and whatever you believe, hope is real. I don’t fully understand it and I’ve rarely experienced it, but it is real nonetheless. AND if you’re like me, you really need it. So here’s “hoping” that we get some soon! 😉

LOVE YOU ALL! Seriously, even you, Random Castleville and Gardens of Time friends! Especially you, Never Met You Geeks In Cyber Space Friends! I’ve got enough for all of you, Facebookies, Tweeps and Blogites!

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