Nightwing

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I love this guy. This guy right here is Nightwing aka Dick Grayson aka the OG Robin to Bruce Wayne’s Batman. This guy is my favorite D.C. hero and I think he’s actually my favorite hero of all time. I just love this character so much. I love how he grows and develops as a character. Nightwing is complex as well; just like Batman. Both of these characters are flawed people who, in their minds, are doing the right thing. And also he’s hot, so that’s a plus.

Oh my goodness. Where to even begin with this guy. Ok so he’s definitely had it hard in the past. He was a part of Haly’s circus where he and his parents performed regularly as acrobats. Until one day tragedy strikes, and his parents are killed. This is when he is taken under Bruce Wayne’s ‘batwing’. Get it? Cus he’s Batman?…………I think I’m funny.

Anyway, I like this character the best out of all the heroes for several reasons.

He is very “human”. Like I said before, he’s flawed. He has feelings, he cares for people. Hence, why he is in the profession that he’s in. You could say the same for Batman but Batman, for me anyway, is a character that you would have a harder time identifying with. With Nightwing I feel like you can identify more with him. When Batman struggles with something he’ll shut himself off and go take his anger out on some criminals or he’ll just go get drunk. Which is the case for some people (I mean the drunk thing, not the crime fighting thing). When Nightwing is struggling with something you can tell he’s angry because he tends to lash out at people. He’s not a physically unhealthy dude, he’s not really a drinker. But emotionally he struggles because he internalizes everything. In my opinion this more relatable, people get upset and cut themselves off from others or they lash out or both. I’ve done this before, I’m not proud to say, but Dick Grayson is a little more human because of this.

Just to add on to the human thing, he’s high up in the Justice League. He has no powers but he has made it very far. Nightwing is actually one of the most trusted members of the Justice League, a lot of people count on him. I think the fact that Dick Grayson, a human, was chosen to lead the Teen Titans speaks to the kind of person he is and his capabilities. He is a natural leader, albeit the pressure does get to him from time to time; he is incredibly smart and caring. These things make him a good leader. He is very logical but he would never put one of his team members in a position to die in order for the mission to be successful.

He is a lot like Batman. He acts a lot like Batman and he has a lot of the same beliefs as Bruce seeing as Bruce took him in and trained him. Dick hates being compared to Bruce. He says that he doesn’t want to be like him and that he isn’t like him. Nightwing can indeed go dark sometimes. He was in agreement with Bruce when it was revealed that Bruce had taken some extreme measures to combat the members of the Justice League just in case. Also similar to Bruce,Nightwing isn’t afraid to hurt someone’s feelings. There are times when he lashes out, sure. But even when he’s not upset if he has a critique for a person or if he’s just trying to get his point across he’ll be blunt. He will spare no one in that regard. But Nightwing isn’t always Mr. Serious like Bruce is. Nightwing knows how to have fun and joke around. This can be seen throughout almost of the comics that he’s in. I love him even more for this. He’s an excellent hero and a good person.

Here is link to a blog that does a better job than me explaining Nightwing as a character. I encourage you give it read.

Thank you for reading,

God bless

 

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My Passion For Writing

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I love writing, as you can probably tell from the title. Writing, in my opinion, is the best form of self-expression. I’ve tried things like painting and drawing (fun fact: as a child my dream was to be a cartoonist). I quit because I thought I wasn’t any good at it. Which I wasn’t, but I wish that I hadn’t quit. If I hadn’t quit then I might be really good at drawing today…but alas, I’m not. I couldn’t get into painting because there is no clear direction in which to go when painting. I really admire painters and people who can easily paint. By “easily paint” I don’t even necessarily mean talent I mean just people who can pick up a brush and paint what they want. I could never do that.

I started writing when I was a child. Back then I was still drawing and I still wanted to be a cartoonist but I also wanted to be an author. I believe it was the 4th grade that I wrote my first story. It was 60 pages exactly and I was really proud of it. Back then was also when I started reading a lot of manga and watching anime. So the story read like an anime if that makes sense. It was cringey. But still, I’m proud of my little 10 year old self. Also I didn’t type it. I wrote the whole thing by hand. It was a typical love story with a love triangle in the later chapters.

As I got older I wrote another story that spanned over several spiral notebooks. It was about a band (I was going through a heavy metal/punk phase). It was your typical sex, drugs and rock n roll story with romance. I started it in middle school and I tried to finish it in high school, but I had quite a hard time. To this day I have yet to finish it.

Something that I’ve noticed is that the kind of stories that I want to tell, change and evolve. That is something that I’ve seen all throughout my writing. When I was writing the story about the band I noticed that as the story went it on, it became less juvenile. As I grew and my writing improved, my story reflected that. It’s really cool in my opinion. Maybe other writers can relate. My growth as a person and as a writer is also the reason that I don’t finish most of my projects. I’ve started so, so, so many projects and honestly the only one that I’ve ever finished is the very first story that I’ve ever written. I’m currently working on something that I do plan on publishing. Man, writing is a process…a great one, but still a process nonetheless.

I love the way I feel when I write. It’s like-things just flow, you know? When I write I can feel the creativity flowing from my body onto the page and making words. Words that make characters and these characters produce feelings and they do actions and they make mistakes and they save people or they kill people or they go to sleep or they scream or cry! The possibilities when you write are endless. This is why I say that writing is my passion. I can do it forever. I used to stay up late and write chapter after chapter for as long as I could before I pass out. I feel alive when I write, it is so much fun. I cannot wait until I finish this book that I’m currently writing. Actually I take that back, because I always form attachments to characters and I just dread it when the book is coming to an end I have to say goodbye. It’s like saying goodbye to a friend, a friend that I created and formed and sculpted.

Anyway, I love writing.

Thank you for reading,

God bless

The Godly Woman

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The Godly woman is something all women should strive for. The above quote states a fact that many people these days try to disprove: being virtuous is something to be proud of. Virtuous women these days are condemned. They are accused of being “holier-than-thou”, people call them prudes, they are told that they are no fun because they do not wish to do what the rest of the world wants them to do, partake in sin. The quote above stands true however especially this day and age where these kinds of women are rare.

The verse above is the perfect place to start if you are wanting to learn more about the Godly woman.  Proverbs 31:10 to 31:31 states all that makes a woman Godly.

31:11 – The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

This means that she is a woman who can be trusted. Her character speaks through itself through her actions.

31:12 – She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

She is good to him. She doesn’t speak poorly of him; she uplifts her husband.

31:13 – She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

She will have only the best materials for her family. Wool being good material and flax being good and nutritious. She will work hard for her family with such items.

31:14 – She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar

She is good with money. She will find the best materials for the best prices for her family even if the store or wherever she is getting it is far away.

31:15 – She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

She awakens before the rest of her household and prepares everything for her family and her servants.

31:16 – She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

She is business minded. She knows what she’s doing and makes smart choices. She looks for quality.

31:17 – She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengthneth her arms.

She is making money of her own with said business and she is making investments.

31:18 – She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

She makes sure that her merchandise is of good quality and she will stay awake throughout the night to prepare things for her family and her business

31:19 – She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

She is hard-working and never ill-prepared

31:20 – She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

She is compassionate and generous

31:21 – She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

She has spent awhile preparing for the winter and making sure that her family will be alright. They will no go cold or hungry. Back in the day, the rich wore the color scarlet.

31:22 – She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

She makes her own clothes and they are nice. Purple is what the rich and or wealthy wore and silk is good material. She always leaves the house looking good and presentable.

31:23 – Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

Her husband is somebody. He’s not some joe-schmo but people also see what he looks like and thanks to his wife he leaves the house looks fresh everyday.

31:24 – She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

She makes clothes of great quality and sells them

31:25 – Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

What is most notable about her is her character. Her strength and dignity.

31:26 – She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

She is wise and does not gossip. She is also kind.

31:27 – She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her family and home are always kept and she is not lazy.

31:28 – Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

Her children admire her and are glad to have a mother like her and her husband praises her and is happy to have such a wife.

31:29 – Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

Many women have done well and good but she has done the best because she’s a Godly woman.

31:30 – Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

Her faith is the most important thing about her, not her outward appearance.

31:31 – Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.

Her reputation is good and her work and character speak for themselves.

There is more about the Godly in in the Bible but this is a good place to start. I’m not saying that you have to be perfect or that I’m perfect but this is ideally what most women should be (aside from those that God has called to singleness, but those are far and few in between). I was confused for a long time on how I could be a Godly woman when I haven’t been married yet and have no children. God is preparing me, I’m not ready for a Godly husband yet and I still have a lot of work and growing to do. So for any other single ladies out there who are lost like I was: just know that he has a plan and that this is the time to work on yourself.

Thank you for reading,

God bless