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What I learned today:

Sub-Zero (Kuai Liang) is a saint. No, really.

 He did his best to atone for his clan’s dark past by reforming and rebuilding the Lin Kuei by taking down the toxic influence of Sektor and the other cyber ninjas in both the original and alternate timeline. He even gathered others like him in hopes of reclaiming their ancestry as the descendents of Cryomancers, an extinct group of ice-wielding people who were sentenced to genocide by Shao Kahn himself. 

As a cyborg, he tried his best to save the world from Shao Kahn and the forces of Outworld, even if it meant taking out his undead older brother, the evil Noob Saibot.

In MKX, he invites the MOTHERFUCKIN’ SCORPION to tea(!), and in one sitting, forgives the man for killing his older brother (Bi Han) in the first tournament over a grave misunderstanding, apologizes to the former revenant for the Lin Kuei’s bitter bout with the Shirai-Ryu, and even saves the yellow ninja from an ambush from Frost, his protege. All without batting an eye, or holding any contempt for his former rival.

To add icing to the cake, helps Scorpion find the true killer of his clan (Quan Chi), and continues to aid the Earthrealm Special Forces from further invasions (even “testing” new recruits).

I’m glad that being the last of your family, your clan, and amongst a handful of survivors from a long dead race hasn’t frozen your heart, Sub-Zero.


Round the Mountain by Megan

Good morning & God bless you all on this Saturday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time!

Gospel MK 8:1-10

In those days when there again was a great crowd without anything to eat,
Jesus summoned the disciples and said,
“My heart is moved with pity for the crowd,
because they have been with me now for three days
and have nothing to eat.
If I send them away hungry to their homes,
they will collapse on the way,
and some of them have come a great distance.”
His disciples answered him, “Where can anyone get enough bread
to satisfy them here in this deserted place?”
Still he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?”
They replied, “Seven.”
He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground.
Then, taking the seven loaves he gave thanks, broke them,
and gave them to his disciples to distribute,
and they distributed them to the crowd.
They also had a few fish.
He said the blessing over them
and ordered them distributed also.
They ate and were satisfied.
They picked up the fragments left over–seven baskets.
There were about four thousand people.

He dismissed the crowd and got into the boat with his disciples
and came to the region of Dalmanutha.