Aged but not Old

Felicitations,

Here is a couple who are by no means worn out. I pray that my wife and I will be this capable at 90 (praying that I get married in the first place!).

Pendragon: Sword of His Father

Pendragon - Sword of His Father
Greetings,

Every birthday in our family, the birthday person gets to pick a movie to watch. For my 19th birthday this weekend, I picked Pendragon. We watched it last night (we were impatient).

I have noticed something about reviews and media that was highlighted in our experience with Pendragon. When you read a review that is half-hearted in its approbation of something, and then you watch it or read it yourself, and it surpasses your low expectations, you are blown away by how good it is. However, if you had read a bunch of rave reviews and then watched the same movie or read the same book, you would have been disappointed in it. That is my theory for why reviews can be so contradictory when talking about the same item. Anyway, I have read a lot of reviews by a lot of people about Pendragon, and was expecting a “they tried hard, but not quite good enough” type of independent film. We watched a few previews and trailers of it, and were not blown away by their acting. But I was not dissuaded and we still watched it.

I do not want to give a rave review, for the reason I stated above. But it is hard not to. I will tell you this: it was an awesome movie, under-rated by everyone. All the ‘bad acting’ we saw was actually great, when taken in context. The music was magnificent, the action was awesome, and the plot was fascinating. The message spoke directly to my heart and what I am passionate about. All in all, a must-watch for any family. I do not say that often.

With joy and peace in Christ,

Jay Lauser aka Sir Emeth Mimetes

The Bible Study

Greetings,

I have been working on a large Bible study for a long time now. some of you know about it, and have even read pieces of it. I am nearing the last stages of the rough drafts. I am heading into editing. I want help with it, though. I am composing it right now with google docs and google sites. I would like feedback on it, so here is a link to it.

Please feel free to read it and give me feedback here or by email.

With joy and peace in Christ,

Jay Lauser

The Daunting Books Reading Endeavor

Greetings!

I have started (or am trying to start) a project specifically geared for Rebelutionaries and homeschoolers. I have found that there are many books out there that are very good to read, but are daunting in their size and reading level. I am working to gather a group of determined young people who are willing to dedicate time to the reading of these books. I have set up a blog to chart our progress: Daunting Books Blog. I challenge you to join me!

With joy and peace in Christ,
Jay Lauser

712 Year World War…

I have a problem. A big problem. A seven hundred year long problem. Ithelak’s chronology requires that there be a great war, and that that great war last 712 years. That war must rage all over the world, involving and utterly changing the demographic face of Ithelak. Each of the seven tribes must take part, willing or no. I know some of the geography of the war, but little of its logistics. How do you make a war last seven hundred years? If you have any ideas, please comment and make them known: they might very well inspire me. Any imaginative ideas for fortress, battle, or city plans are also very welcome. Feel free to ask any questions as needed. :)

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