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About liamqd

I enjoy religion, history, politics, reading, and video games.

A Good Read

Now this is just a quick post of a book suggestion. The book Sword At Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff. I read about two years ago, and loved it. It’s  about Artos (short for Artorias) , and his campaign to stop invading forces in Britian. Artos is basically King Arthur, but this book is not about legend and myth, but more about being realistic about the story.

Cheers,

Liam

Getting Back to Reading

I will be getting back to Reading today. I’ll be somewhere in the Sweep series, not exactly sure where, I will have to check. I haven’t read for a week or so, but I had a pretty good reason I guess.

My Brother and I were actually finishing up or Eagle Projects, because yes, we are both Boy Scouts. We finished the work yesterday, and did most of the paperwork today. So yes! I’m excited. If you were wondering what we did, my Brother’s project was making a handicap access ramp at a local park, mine was to weatherproof some buildings at the same park.

The finished ramp from my Brother's Project, we used Dirty AB because that's what the park wanted, and it was cheaper.

The finished ramp from my Brother’s Project, we used Dirty AB because that’s what the park wanted, and it was cheaper.

What I’ve Been Up To

I thought I’d just do an update really quick. So I finished all the books that are out currently for the Wicked Garden, which I already posted about, but I’m currently reading the Sweep series. It’s okay. The first book wasn’t all that grand but the second was a lot better. I’ll start the third book soon.

I’ve also been playing Halo lately, excited for the Halo Fest MCC Showdown next month. I think Optic Halo’s got this, but VwS and StK are also up there. I’ve mainly been playing Halo 4, and a little Halo 3. Earlier this week I returned Destiny and The Last of Us Remastered, both of which I didn’t really enjoy much, and finished paying of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Cheers,

Liam

My Music Taste

I like music. I think everyone does. I think I’m like most people in the fact that I like multiple types of music. So I’m going to talk about some music I sort of like, and some I’m always in the mood for.

Okay, this might sound lame, but my favorite band is Fall Out Boy. This is mainly due to the fact my older brother listened to them a lot when I was younger, and I took after him. Their newest album Save Rock and Roll is my least favorite of all of theirs, and Folie a Deux is probably my favorite. I was really excited when they came back from Hiatus last year with the release of My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark. I’ve seen them in concert twice, both last year. They sound better live then they do in recordings.

I’m probably going to forget some bands in this post.

I also like Panic! At The Disco, who are only big really because of Fall Out Boy. They tour together a lot, so I got acquainted with their music, and I’m a pretty big fan of most of their music. I saw them in concert with Fall Out Boy about 13 months ago. They’re kind of weird live.

Twenty One Pilots is a band I’ve only been listening to actively for about a year, though I’ve known about them for about two maybe. I mainly listen to their album Vessel, but the song Addict With A Pen from their first album is one of my favorite songs in general. Their lyrics seem to talk about depression, and their music style is kind of unique, and pretty nice. They were the opening act at the second Fall Out Boy concert I went to. They aren’t the best live, but they’re okay.

Okay, my first concert I ever went to was for A Day To Remember when I was 13. I’m not much into that type of music anymore, but I enjoy it from time to time. I haven’t listened to their new album, but the album Homesick is the album that they were touring for when I saw them, and it’s pretty nice. They’re pretty good live.

Go Radio was the opening act for A Day To Remember at the concert I went to. I fell in love with their EP Do Overs and Second Chances at the concert, and bought the CD after it was over. Their song Goodnight Moon is special. They broke up about a year ago, which I guess is sad. It’s been awhile, but I remember them being good live.

I use to really love Avenged Sevenfold. I jam out to their more epic songs from time to time, but I don’t listen to them much. Same goes for NeverShoutNever, who I was addicted to for about five years ago, though I rarely listen to anymore. They both have some good songs, though the new NeverShoutNever is pretty bad.

I’m in love with some Queen. Mainly their more popular songs, though I haven’t really explored all their songs yet. I love jamming out to them.

Hall & Oates have a couple songs I enjoy. Mainly Private Eyes and Out of Touch. Pretty good.

I went through a stage of listening to a ton of Florence + the Machine and Imagine Dragons. They’re okay, and have some really good songs, especially Dog Days Are Over by Florence and Demons by Imagine Dragons.

Not a big fan of rap but The Show Goes On by Lupe Fiasco is pretty good.

When Fall Out Boy was on hiatus, they all did music still. Patrick Stump released a solo album called Soul Punk, which I actually really enjoy, but It’s kind of weird.

I am a Tolkien enthusiast. I really enjoy the Lord of the Rings movies and the music of Howard Shore that goes with them. Now my favorite song of his though has to be Dreaming of Bag End, which is actually from The Hobbit, but the song is simply majestic. It’s really short too.

Some Misty Mountains Cold doesn’t hurt either.

I like a lot of random songs from a bunch of artist, like any normal human being. To name a few: Stuck LIke Glue by Sugarland, Uprising by Muse, The Call by Regina Spektor, Mirrors by Justin Timberlake, Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker, I’m Yours by Jason Mraz, Everyone Alive by Local H, Shaboom by The Good Timers, Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio, One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head, Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jets, 1985 by Bowling For Soup, etc, etc.

I also like some songs from bands that I use to really enjoy, but haven’t listened to much the past few years. Like Chiodos, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Metro Station, Blink-182, Reliant K, and others.

Billy Joel is amazing.

Halo music, mainly the music by Marty O’Donnell, is amazing. Video game music is usually just background filler, but with Halo it’s part of the experience. The Warthog Run makes the moment all the more epic. The Mjolnir Mix is pure awesome. Never Forget (especially the Midnight Version) makes me want to cry (or does sometimes). 117 is legendary. đŸ˜‰

I also like some Celtic folk stuff. Orla Fallon’s Ni Na La just makes me want to dance, and I hate dancing.

Today I listened to some stuff my Joanna Grace (Burgess) in her new EP We’ve Always Dreamed. It’s pretty good, makes me think sort of. It’s poetic.

I wrote this whole think listening to Twenty One Pilots.

So that’s what I got. I most surely have forgotten something, but pfft.

Liam

Aurora’s Wake

I just finished the book, though it took longer for me to finish than the other books. I have to say it was really good. Like really, really, really good. The progression of the story was great, and Gretchel grew a lot, and I really liked that. The end had two surprises, of which I was really shocked. I had guessed something similar, but not what actually was, so I was really surprised by the end of the book.

I don’t know when the next book will be released, or what it will be called, but I’m really excited for it now.

Liam

Riding Around

So today My twin brother and I hung out with a friend.

At about 9:40 a.m. our friend Mason came out to our house and brought his 4-wheeler. Our neigbors have this thing called a Rhino, which is like an off roading golf cart, sits two and has a little bed. My brother and I drove that. We went up past all the houses on the old road, and we were going to check out this creek, but you have to go up this hill, and the road at the base of the hill was washed out from the recent storms we’ve had. So we turned around and drove to this airway strip (which is probably only used in emergencies, because it didn’t look safe) and sat around for a little while. I was going to get out and stretch, but my seat-belt was stuck, so I had to pull that off me.

We then went drove down the strip and came to the road that goes through the little town we currently live in. We dove through it and pulled off at the Welcome sign. We took the little dirt road that comes off the road, and got down to the river. We hung out there for a little while.

We then continued down the dirt road next to cotton fields for a little while, until we got to a bridge. I didn’t like the looks of it. Mason crossed first, then my brother went over it. I had gotten out because it didn’t look safe. I thought he was going to fall, but he was fine. So we went down the gravel road that was on the other side of the bridge. We came to the road again, and turned left onto and went a little way and pull back into home.

Our neighbor let us use one of their cars, because Mason’s truck had ramps still on it. We went in town to pick up lunch for everybody, and came back and ate.

Mason had to be home by 2:00 P.M., so we pushed his 4-wheeler up the ramp into the back of his truck and strapped it in. It took a couple tries, it wasn’t that light.

So overall it was pretty fun. I can’t remember that last time I did anything like that. Though we had previously hung out with Mason the day prior, when we went to a Volleyball game at the school his girlfriend plays at.

Twitter Trouble

I thought I’d just post this because of what you could probably tell by looking at the Twitter feed on this blog currently. This guy – who I don’t feel like naming, but he’d be easy to find out who I’m talking about –  was harassing this girl, with really inappropriate stuff. It was kind of sickening to read. So what he did though was use another account to harass her because his main Twitter account was about stopping bullies, or at least that’s what his recent tweets showed. Now it was found out easily through the internet that these two accounts were probably the same person, because the second accounts handle was the same as the his main accounts PSN ID. So coincidence? Probably not, considering a tweet was found of him saying the two names were both him. He deleted the tweet and made that you could only view his Tweets if you were a verified follower. So eh, I’d advise not following him.

I guess the lesson would be to not start bad stuff when it’ll easily be found out, especially when you’re threatening blackmail and giving vulgar threats.

I don’t know, that was just bothering me,

Liam