paradoxical commandments

Humans are Weird

Just a little thought of how Humans are very paradoxical, and how Humans can be “corrupted”.

FLZ-659, of Fluz as his human crewman called him, was on the ship for one reason, and one reason only. Collect data about the new species, humans/Terrains, and report it back to the Council at Vica, the leaders of his planet. Fluz’s country was small, so it didn’t even bother with an army. Instead it used knowledge as its power. Thanks to fast optical reflexes, fast processing of information, and a third eye, Fluz’s people could read any new species like an open book. Fluz could tell if they were more predators or more prey. He could find their weak points.

However, the human was a paradox. Commander of weapons management, Kyle, and Lituenant of the Engineering crew, Barbara, are both humans, but both are vastly different.

Kyle was extroverted and always wore a flag related to a region on Earth on his Left shoulder. When questioned, Fluz was told that the flag was for “THE BEST GODDAMN COUNTRY IN THE UNIVERSE” but no matter how hard he researched it, he couldn’t find a region called “THE BEST GODDAMN COUNTRY IN THE UNIVERSE”. Fluz eventually gave up.

Barbara was introverted, though she got along fine with her fellow engineers. One her first day of the job, Fluz watched her get led around by the captain. When the captain commented that he was happy that she could “join the team”, her eyes filled with water. After research, Fluz discovered it as a sign of high emotion.

The two of them were vastly different, so Fluz wrote “diverse” into his notes. He didn’t feel they were a threat. In fact, Kyle had bonded with almost everybody on the ship, and he helped keeping them united. Barbara has blossomed under her engineering job. She became close with her fellow engineers, and her productivity has risen to meet that of the captain himself. Fluz wrote “A capable species” down next to “harmless”.

That was, however, before they had to deliver the human criminal to the Galaxy Prison. A high security prison with a 0% escape rate where the worse villains go. None of Fluz’s people had been sent there, and none ever will. Fluz’s people were peaceful, like the humans.

That’s why he was so shocked when he heard of the upcoming mission. Under normal circumstances, the Overwatch would never do a mission like this. However, this criminal was an escape artist, and many planets believed Terran would lose him. The Overwatch’s plan was to beam him up into a cell with nothing but trousers on. But first, commanders with fighting experience were beamed down to watch the human to make sure he wouldn’t make any dangerous moves. Since Kyle beamed down, Fluz went with him.

All the commanders lined up on either side of a small dirt trail leading to a circle carved into the ground.

Then the human prisoner was lead out of a giant box with holes in it, and Fluz felt the atmosphere change. The small spikes on his chattered against each other nervously, making a vague hum sound.

The prisoner was in a straight jacket and wore a muzzle, but he still looked like he was the most dangerous man in the teleporting circle. His hair was unkept, and hung in bunches by his face. He was too far for Fluz to see his eyes. Then, he started his slow stride that made Fluz’s prey instincts scream to run.

As he got closer, Fluz could see into the criminals eyes, but Fluz wished that he hadn’t. His eyes were at first a vacant haze, but then his eyes darted to Fluz’s and he saw the depths. Insanity, circling around him and choking him. Bloodlust, as of the 45 Humans he killed weren’t enough. But also, a deep pain. A pain that had drove him here. That had pushed him over the wall. But any remorse Fluz migh have felt were wiped when the criminal turned his head at an odd angle while still staring at Fluz. Fluz saw the fearlessness. The criminal, even though he was being moved to the worst prison in the known universe, wasn’t afraid. He actually looked like he was enjoying himself. Fluz knew that the prisoner must be smirking under the muzzle.

And then the moment was gone, and the prisoner was beamed aboard the Overwatch.

Fluz hastily scribbled out his notes from earlier. Instead he wrote, “Can be extremely deadly if pushed over the edge.”

Later that week, the universes best prison escape rate went up to .1%.

Topi’s Daily Card #1165:  Paradox Engine

This card is all kinds of nuts.  With enough mana sources that don’t come from lands, Paradox Engine can just keep you going indefinitely.  Everything other than your lands are untapped when you cast something, so perhaps something around six mana can really get you everything you need.  Whether you’re just infinitely casting Capsize, or even without going infinite getting a little extra mana or giving your creatures pseudo vigilance, this artifact is going to demand that it be answered, or you’re going to probably pull away with the game in short order.

Artist: Aneleh

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Kent M. Keith’s

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.

Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.

Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.

Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.

Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.

Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.

Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.

Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.

Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.

Give the world the best you have anyway.

-Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
—  The Paradoxical Commandments.
The Signs as Beautiful Poems
  • Aries: </b> Still I Rise - Maya Angelou (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/still-i-rise-by-maya-angelou)<p/><b>Taurus:</b> The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost (http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/robert_frost/poems/528)<p/><b>Gemini:</b> Phenomenal Woman - Maya Angelou (http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/maya_angelou/poems/492)<p/><b>Cancer:</b> The Wild Swans at Coole - William Butler Yeats (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172060)<p/><b>Leo:</b> The Paradoxical Commandments - Kent M. Keith (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/the-paradoxical-commandments-by-kent-m-keith)<p/><b>Virgo:</b> Annabel Lee - Edgar Allen Poe (http://m.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/annabel-lee)<p/><b>Libra:</b> How Do I Love Thee? - Elizabeth Barrett Browning (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/how-do-i-love-thee-by-elizabeth-barrett-browning)<p/><b>Scorpio:</b> Invictus - William Ernest Henley (http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/invictus-by-william-ernest-henley)<p/><b>Sagittarius:</b> Caged Bird - Maya Angelou (http://m.poemhunter.com/poem/caged-bird-21/)<p/><b>Capricorn:</b> The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe (http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html)<p/><b>Aquarius:</b> Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/171621)<p/><b>Pisces:</b> A Dream Within a Dream - Edgar Allen Poe (http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/237388)<p/></p>
The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council 

“The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”

- Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

Born Again

Saphael

Here is an 8k angsty as fuck fic which was originally going to be a present for my beautiful wife snarkysurana, but then it just got anstier and angstier and I realised something this angsty (and four days late) is not an ideal wedding present. I’m sorry, Lex! Please love me!

It has violence and blood and just… yeah. Sorry.

Keep reading

prompt 500

The Paradoxical Commandments, abridged

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Be successful anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

                                 –Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution

Happy 500th prompt, from daily-prompts!!

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council

*“الوصايا المتناقضة”*
*“The Paradoxical Commandments”*

هي عشر وصايا كتبها الكاتب الأمريكي *كينت كيث Kent M. Keith* سنة ١٩٦٨م ٬ التي حولها عام ٢٠٠٢م إلى كتاب سماه *“على أية حال” “Anyway”* والذي تربع على أكثر الكتب مبيعاً في أمريكا في تلك الفترة ولفترات طويلة .
تم ترجمة هذه الوصايا إلى العديد من اللغات ٬ فلفتت العالم٬ وتحولت إلى ملصقات ٬ وعلقت على الحوائط و الأبواب ٬ كانت هذه الوصايا كالأتي:

1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
١. الناس غير منطقيين ولا تهمهم إلا مصلحتهم ، أحِبهم على أية حال .

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway.
٢. إذا فعلت الخير سيتهمك الناس بأن لك دوافع أنانية خفية ، إفعل الخير على أية حال .

3. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway.
٣. إذا حققت النجاح سوف تكسب أصدقاء مزيفين وأعداء حقيقين ، إنجح على أية حال .

4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
٤. الخير الذي تفعله اليوم سوف ينسى غداً ، إفعل الخير على أية حال .

5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway.
٥. إن الصدق والصراحة يجعلانك عرضة للإنتقاد ، كن صادقاً وصريحاً على أية حال .

6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds. Think big anyway.
٦. إن أعظم الرجال والنساء الذي يحملون أعظم الأفكار يمكن أن يوقفهم أصغر الرجال والنساء الذين يملكون أصغر العقول ، إحمل أفكاراً عظيمة على أية حال .

7. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs. Fight for a few underdogs anyway.
٧. الناس يحبون المستضعفين لكنهم يتبعون المستكبرين ، جاهد من أجل المستضعفين على أية حال .

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
٨. ما تنفقه في بنائه سنوات قد ينهار بين عشية وضحاها ، إبني على أية حال .

9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Help people anyway.
٩. الناس في أمس الحاجة إلى المساعدة لكنهم قد يهاجمونك إذا ساعدتهم ، ساعدهم على أية حال .

10. Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.
١٠. إذا أعطيت العالم أفضل ما لديك سيرد عليك البعض بالإساءة ، أعط العالم أفضل ما لديك على أية حال .

The Paradoxical Commandments

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.

The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.

Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.

The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.

People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.

People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
Help people anyway.

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.

—  Kent M. Keith