universal-law

This one…is going to require some explanation.

So, @reye-chan and I were discussing things, and at some point it came up that everyone likes Papyrus (in a perfect world, at least. I like to think everyone likes Papyrus.) and Papyrus likes everyone, regardless of who they are or if they happen to be genocidal maniacs or anything like that…and then it escalated to the fact that all babies at birth are automatically friends with Papyrus, and that babies are visited by visions of Papyrus occasionally, and that’s the reason that babies laugh for no reason sometimes…
I laughed so much that day.
Anyhow, that’s what this is based on.

@reye-chan, I hope you like this!
Thanks for the request!✨

Stormwind University Colloquium: “The Law” by Cardin Horton

By Risri Elthron

Stormwind University long known for its monthly Colloquium events invited The Royal Courier’s own Cardin Horton to speak on a subject near and dear to his heart, the law. Hosted by Dr. Pommie Tappet, the University’s Colloquium is in its second year. An engaging group kept Cardin on his toes as they asked questions on the points he brought up.

Narrowing the scope of his conversation to Stormwind law in particular, Cardin focused in specifically on “the concept of the ‘Rule of Law’, and what it really means to be a 'law abiding’ society.”  He defined the ‘The 'Rule of Law’ term as “A rule of Law is a government of Law, rather than Men.” Cardin continued with an in depth look at the four cornerstones that make up the ‘Rule of Law’.

The Four Cornerstones

1st: The government and its officials and agents, as well as individuals and private entities, are accountable under the law.

A nobleman cannot gun an innocent man down in the street, even with his position, because of this cornerstone. It’s what separates a 'Government’ from 'Tyranny’. This first principle must be in place for a realm to be considered under 'Rule of Law.’ Put in even simpler terms: 'The people who make the laws, must also follow the laws.’

2nd: the Law must be 'Clear, Publicized, and Just- They are applied evenly, and protect the rights of Person and Property’.

The second cornerstone expands on 'understanding’. Any Guardsman in the city will be willing to tell you the laws of the land- Or at the very least, direct you to the Command Center. This is uh, pretty straightforward: The Laws aren’t made for fun. They have to serve a purpose- And that 'purpose’ should be, at their core, protecting the person- Such as laws against Assault, Murder, Forced Advances-  or protecting the -property-. Such as laws against Arson, Burglary, and Fraud. The second part- Applied evenly- is equally simplistic. The Law is a system of balances- And everyone is equal in it’s eyes. Person A must be held just as accountable for assault as Person B is, if they have committed the same crime.

3rd: The process by which laws are enacted, administered, and enforced, is accessable, fair, and efficient.

This one is uh, rather self explanatory,and gets into a lot of.. Inner workings. It’s also, sadly, one where our realm falls short quite often. It states, in summary, that the way the laws are decided, the knowledge of these laws are distributed, and the way these laws are enforced, should be fair and equal among all citizens of the realm. However, often times, xenophobia, societal differences, and a great deal of other variables get in the way of that fairness. If you see something, say something. Learn the name of enforcing officers, or nobility you know is acting wrongly. Search for information in the town hall for high ranking officers to write to, or other members of the nobility you can bring your case before. With proactiveness, we can help build this cornerstone back to how it should be, and end the slight tilt we’re on, legally.

4th: 'Justice is delivered timely, by competent, ethical, and independent representatives and neutrals who are of sufficient number, adequate resources, and reflect the morality of the Realm they represent.

These is a big, fancy way of saying 'Everyone gets a trial presided over by a Judge or Magistrate’

Cardin concluded his lecture by returning to the question he proposed at the start of the lecture, “What is a Government of Law, not Ma’, if Mortal Man is the person that makes the law. How does Rule of Law exist independently from the people who make it, interpret it,and live it?”

“The easiest answer to these questions, is that the Rule of Law cannot ever -be entirely separate from the people who make up our government, and our society. The Rule of Law is more of an ideal we strive to achieve, but is something we often fail to live up to. And so ultimately, the point of this entire talk was to answer a question with no correct answer. My objective tonight was, first and foremost, to inform on those four rules that we discussed- And that, I think we all came to a silent consensus, the Realm is lacking in upholding from time to time. And hopefully now that you all have that knowledge, you can take a proactive stance in balancing our great nation for everyone-  By recognizing injustices when you see them, and speaking to the right people to resolve them.”

Cardin wrapped up the evening answering the questions proposed by the audience, even offering out his services as a legal counsel or advisor to some.

Stormwind University hosts their monthly Colloquium the third Wednesday each month in Darnassus at 6 Bells. If you have a topic you’d like to speak on contact Dr. Pommie Tappet at the Stormwind University offices.

(Contact @pommie-tappet or Pommie in game)

@cardinhorton

me: ah, i’m glad i’m finally over that obsession i had awhile back

my brain: *kicks door down* buddy you’re not gonna believe this

if you remember that life is fluid you’ll never feel stuck. nothing is the end all or your only option. when something ends it’s your time to start something new. it doesn’t matter how often doors close if you’re always moving forward. don’t dwell or try to open those old doors. the more you keep moving, the more you’ll see life is working in your favor.

For the future lawyers out there

Would anyone be interested in a blog about taking the LSAT, applying to law school, law school classes, working overtime at a law firm during school, work-life balance, paying for law school, relationships, staying healthy with little time, etc?

How To Attract What You Desire:

Before you begin:

• Know what you want. What you really want. And don’t think of “how” you’ll get it.
• Write the desire in present tense on a card. It is now your goal card.
• Carry this card with you and read it often. This is putting the desire into your subconscious mind.
• Check if your goal is really what you want. Can you imagine bigger? Are you letting fear stop you? Are you answering your soul’s calling with this? 

Night:

• How you fall asleep determines what shows up in your life. Everytime. Without fail. So we start our day how we fell asleep the night before, actually. Ask your self one question before you sleep: “If my wishes were fulfilled, how would I feel?” Fall asleep to that question satisfied.
• Record an MP3 or voice note of your OWN voice, reciting positive affirmations. Get examples online but personalize them. Your subconscious mind trusts your own voice. Use it. 
• Never ever let yourself fall asleep feeling stress or failure. Don’t invite it in. 

Morning:

• When your eyes open, set your intention for the day. 
• Did you have any dreams last night? Write them down.
• Write 5 things you’re grateful for. Increase to 10 after a while and begin to include wishes that are yet to manifest e.g. “I’m grateful I now weigh __” 

Day:

• Read Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. (PDF’s online) Read slowly and reflectively. 
• Read Feeling Is The Secret by Neville Goddard (PDF’s online) 
• The Secret book/DVD is great for beginners but you’re going to have to dig deeper to pull this off. 
Do what makes you smile. Read, play your music, call a friend, go for walks. Do whatever you can to lighten your mood. 
Write about your desire as if it’s already happened. 
Visualize your life ASSUMING the desire has already happened. How do you feel? What are you wearing? Where are you? Was manifesting easy and fun?

Remember:

Bruce Lee, Jim Carrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Oprah Winfrey, Big Sean, Conor McGregor and countless others have used this formula. It works, and it will work for you. 

And please share this post. You never know who might be waiting to see it. 

I Think We Made a Big Mistake

Lemme just start off by saying 2010 was a great year in animated shows. Unreal great. Like, seriously.

What

the

shit

happened

in

20

10?

To put this in perspective, about 2007-2009 wasn’t a stellar time for animated shows. The best one by far was Phineas and Ferb, and maybe … El Tigre (which had so much personality and life, but I haven’t seen since it aired so I can’t tell you how it holds up), but there wasn’t a lot of new stuff that lived up to the top contender.

Also important to remember is that in 2009, Cartoon Network briefly went insane and wanted to transition to more live-action shows or live-action/animation mixed like Out of Jimmy’s Head. None of these really held my attention, and it took airtime from the cartoons that could’ve come out.

We also could point out that Nickolodeon was well on its way to airing basically only Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents forever amen (as much as I love those shows).

Disney Channel hosted P&F, but other than that, pickings were getting slim.

So, realizing that, you’ve gotta understand how remarkable it is that we were getting so many good shows all at once again! It was unreal!

But it didn’t stop there, not even for a year.

2011 gave us families.

2012 gave us blends of story and comedy.

2013 gave us stellar characters in interstellar adventures (also the Mickey Mouse shorts, but that might not count).

2014 gave us surprises.

2015 gave us heart.

And this year? A return to form. What with the Loud House finally breaking Nickelodeon’s streak of poor nicktoons, Voltron keeping the action cartoon alive from the Avatar team we love, and the upcoming Milo Murphy’s Law from the creators of Phineas and Ferb.

There’s also shows like Mighty Magiswords and Long Live the Royals on the way that could just as easily make this list.

So the question remains. What the hell happened in 2010?

Well, I don’t know what caused all this, but I’ll tell you what happened.

Sym-Bionic Titan happened on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. And nobody told me.

When I stumbled on it way after the fact, I thought I remembered seeing something like that advertised when I was a kid. You know, early 2000s action show. I figured it got lost in the Beyblades, Ben 10s, and Yu-gi-Oh ripoffs, and I could at least make peace with that.

But then I find out this aired just a few years ago and I’m shit-pissed. aND MY OWN BEST FRIEND APPARENTLY WATCHED IT AND NEVER?? TOLD?? ME??

how dare you I instantly forgive you.

What I’m getting at is this is a high quality show. Really high quality.

The basic premise is summed up best here:

The three main characters include Ilana, princess of the royal family; Lance, a rebellious but capable soldier; and Octus, a bio-cybernetic robot, all of whom must now blend into everyday life in Sherman, Illinois. Posing as high school students, Lance and Octus work to conceal Princess Ilana from General Modula and his hideous space mutants sent to kill the sole heir of Galaluna.

When called into battle, the Galalunans are outfitted with individual armor that provides more than ample protection. It is when the gravest of danger appears that Octus activates the sym-bionic defense program and he, Ilana, and Lance unite “Heart, Body and Mind” and come together to form the spectacular cyber-giant Sym-Bionic Titan.

If that sounds great, it absolutely is. The characters are well-devloped, the story is front and center, there’s continuity between episodes– everything we’ve come to love in some of our modern favourites. So, my point is … why the hell was this left out of the cartoon revolution?

Well … honestly, I can’t figure it out. Advertising? Not enough cross-promotion in the daytime? Weak word of mouth? It’s certainly nothing the show did wrong.

Why Watch It?

Reason 1: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS A STORY

I’m not gonna spoil much more than the summary, but despite the fact that it takes place on Earth for the most part and focuses on week to week stories, the overall story is very much in the forefront at all times– and you know how rare that is even for shows that do story well.

Reason 2: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS GREAT CHARACTERS

I’ll let you discover them for yourself, it’s too much of a treat, but I’ll just say, you might fall in love. Again.

Oh, and Voltron fans?

We found their son.

Reason 3: This Guy

So, even if you’re too young for some of these, you might’ve heard something called Samuri Jack is getting a fifth season after 10 years … and it’s going to be on Adult Swim.

Yeah, it’s gonna be badass.

The important part to all this is that this dude does awesome design, awesome shows, and if you have respect for any of these properties, you know you’re in for a good time.

Which leads me to

Reason 4: The Animationjfsfksnfksafafsj

Between the lighting and the angular designs, I just don’t know what to do with myself. Is bootiful.

Watch the first few minutes there. You see what I mean, right?

Reason 5: It Deserved Better

We’ve championed so many great shows in the past few years, but for whatever reason, we missed one. A great one at that. If you have any love for the shows I listed, I highly recommend you give it a chance. Who knows? You might just find another favourite.

I hope y'all had a lovely start to the week. I will be leaving the States on Thursday since I have to start my practical legal training earlier than expected… I’m so excited to start my legal journey 👩🏼‍⚖️

Follow me on IG and join me on this journey: charlenevenice

Have a great and productive week guys 💕

Saw this on facebook, thought it might be useful for some

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A facebook status by the Faculty of Law I Faculte de droit - McGill. The page’s title is in blue, and to the left of it is a small blue and grey icon. Underneath it in light grey writing is the words “Yesterday at 8:28 am”. Their status is in black font and states the following:

“If you are a graduate student at a US Law School who has been affected by the USA’s Muslim Ban and are interested in studying law at McGill University, email gradadmissions.law@mcgill.ca.

We are welcoming late applications from international law students rethinking plans to do graduate studies in the US.” ]