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untilEdit: I'm sorry, everyone, but it seems like I picked up some sort of throat bug and won't be able to do the reading today. I'll reschedule whenever I don't sound like Darth Vader and HAL's lovechild. A story about Trixie and an unnamed changeling hooking up as partners in... scam? I started reading on a whim and which seems pretty fun so far. The catch is, I haven't read ahead on it, so I have no idea what will be happening either! https://www.fimfiction.net/story/342710/trixie-and-her-amazing-pet-changeling A handy-dandy countdown! The Poniverse Discord, in the Storytime channel Type in ?rank Listener to join the listeners once you're there - that way you can get pinged by readers when readings are about to start. See you there!
So what book do you think is the best? I personally like Deathly Hallows the best. I know that this topic is about favorite Harry Potter books but nerding out in general about the series is perfectly acceptable. If you don't like Harry Potter, please refrain from adding attacking comments about the series. I really don't want to deal with those people right now (or ever). I did check for other topics about the same thing but came up with nothing so it there is, staff, by all means lock away.
As a combat veteran of the US Army, I stand fully by this response to the question, "Why is America the greatest country in the world?" "It's not the greatest country in the world. With a straight face, you're going to tell students that we're so star spangled awesome that we're the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom, Japan has freedom, the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom! 207 sovereign states in the world about 180 of them have freedom. And just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth some day, there's some things you should know. One of them is, there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we're the greatest country in the world. We're 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories, number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real, and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom, are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-something college student but you are without a doubt a member of the, Worst. Generation. Ever. So when you ask, what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don't know what the fuck you're talking about. It sure used to be. We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reasons. We passed laws, struck down laws, for moral reasons. We waged wars on poverty, not poor people. We sacrificed. We cared about our neighbors. We put our money where our mouths were, and we never beat our chests. We built great big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases and we cultivated world's greatest artists, and the world's greatest economy. We reached for the stars. Acted like men. We aspired to intelligence. We didn't belittle it, it didn't make us feel inferior. We didn't identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn't scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed. By great men. Men who were revered. The first step to solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore."
Bored? Yes. Drawing skills? See for yourself. Imagination? ... Hell if I know ._. When I'm bored, have free time, or don't feel like working, I'll try to draw something and post it here for none to see. Who cares about this stuff? Me. (Not really.) I'll do the best I can with a mouse and paint! Feel free to post strange pictures of inspiration or imagination here. The more outlandish, the better. ... If I could draw half-decently (or could use a pencil and paper with mah computer) I'd take the time to accurately draw something funky for y'all. However, these are all I could muster in the long 10 minutes they took to make. (I'm no superman.) So, yeah. Post your imagination here. Herp. (You see, you don't even ave to think... or try to make sense... or add backgrounds... or dimension properly... or draw. Seriously, you don't even have to draw.)