dunebat’s Twitter Following Policies

Greetings, programs. I thought I would take a moment and enumerate my personal guidelines for my Twitter account, specifically those governing who I follow or do not follow and why. These rules are not set in stone; they are merely guidelines, and though I usually keep to any guidelines I set for myself with almost obsessive tenacity, I reserve the right to transgress these guidelines at any time, for any reason, disclosed or not. I may transgress one guideline, but I shall never transgress all guidelines simultaneously.

Without further ado, I present my Twitter Following Policies.
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Problems With Perfection

So, I’m studying the Book of Joshua for a project at work. While Joshua’s story is integral to Israel’s history, muddling through his book always seemed like a chore to me. After having to peruse the book for the project, I now realize why:

Joshua almost always wins.

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THE WALKING DEAD: “Judge, Jury, Executioner”

Author’s Note: This post is two weeks late. I have no excuse, only an apology. There will be spoilers. This review was originally posted at the Media Junk Food Blog and has been mirrored here with permission.


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A New Perspective on the Akedah

Author’s Note: I first posted this at my Facebook page on 20 September 211. A Hebrew teacher from Israel that I keep up with on occasion named Uri Harel - may his memory be for blessing – made mention of this on one of his televised Hebrew lessons; they have been archived online here. I expound upon what he said here because the concept intrigues me, and I feel it bears repeating.

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A Provocative Perspective on Psalm 8

Author’s Note: I first posted this at my Facebook page on 28 September 211. A Hebrew teacher from Israel that I kept up with on occasion named Uri Harel - may his memory be for blessing – made brief mention of this on one of his televised Hebrew lessons; you can watch his archived lessons online here. I expound upon what he said here because the concept is intriguing and bears repeating.

What he referred to as the “mistranslation” of Psalm 8:5 was the primary focus of his program; the rest written herein are my own theories.

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THE WALKING DEAD: 18 Miles Out to Nowhere – The Episode That Solved Absolutely NOTHING

WARNING: The previous post I have written regarding AMC’s The Walking Dead was meant to be very analytical in nature, so I attempted to limit myself to what I consider “academic language”. (I.E. “What Would Sheldon Cooper Do?”) This post is nothing of the sort. This post is a rant, pure and simple. There will be swearing, and there will be spoilers. If you haven’t seen the episode yet or if you’re not a fan of either swearing or spoilers… What the hell are you doing reading anything I’ve written, then?

This review was originally posted at the Media Junk Food Blog and has been mirrored here with permission.
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Walking Around in Circles: Has AMC’s “The Walking Dead” Lost the Plot?

This review was originally posted at the Media Junk Food Blog and has been mirrored here with permission.

Every time I see Shane on-screen, every time Andrea gives Rick sass or every time I hear a word out of Lori’s mouth, the thought crosses my mind: “God, the comic book was so much better than this.”

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The Edge of Chaos CHAPTER 2: “The Death of the Prophet”

This is the second chapter of the unfinished story I was writing back in 2004 called The Edge of Chaos; the Prelude and First Chapter I posted earlier was the precursor to this. It’s just as rambling as before, and the language feels as forced as a sitcom in some places. I hope to update this or completely rewriting it sometime soon. There’s also the stereotypical “jerk-ass cop/Federal agent” in this chapter; I’ll probably get rid of his character when/if I rewrite this. I post it here only to receive feedback, and to show how far my writing has come. I will post two more chapters after this. Does the story interest you thus far? If so, let me know!

For some reason, the footnotes completely disappear in this chapter. This chapter was written with an old friend of mine, Taya, whom I haven’t heard from in years. (The dialogue for her self-named character feels more natural, I think.) Taya, if you’re reading this, contact me so I can link back to you and give you proper credit.

On with the show…


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The Edge of Chaos CHAPTER 1: “Recalled To Life”

This is the first chapter of the unfinished story I was writing back in 2004 called The Edge of Chaos; the Prelude I posted earlier was the precursor to this. It’s a tad rambling, a little religious (this was back when I was still in my fundamentalist phase) and the language feels forced in some places. There is also far too much detail in this chapter. I will either be updating this or completely rewriting it soon. I post it here only to receive feedback, and to show how far my writing has come. I will post two more chapters after this. Does the story interest you thus far? If so, let me know!

Warning: thereare plenty of footnotes. I had been reading The Illuminatus! Trilogy when I wrote this, and Robert Anton Wilson’s comedic misuse of them influenced me a little too much. Moreover, I was far too immature a writer when I penned this, and much of it is absolute schlock. Terribly sorry!


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The Edge of Chaos PRELUDE: “Sleeping Awake”

This is the prelude of an unfinished story I was writing back in 2004 called The Edge of Chaos. It’s a tad rambling, and the language feels forced in some places. I will either be updating this or completely rewriting it soon. I post it here only to receive feedback, and to show how far my writing has come. I will post two more chapters after this. Does the story interest you thus far? If so, let me know!


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