For Those Days Gone By…

Hello again.

Yes, Christmas is one those holidays that is associated with cheer. But for many of us, it is also sort of a bittersweet kind of holiday. It is often hard to celebrate with a light heart when it is heavy with longing for those who are not there no more.

This post is for those that I loved and is no longer here, either because of them passing away or those who no longer want to walk by my side. For those who are alive but left me for whatever reasons, I harbor no ill feelings. Life is too short for it, and our Savior had said often that we are not to hold grudges but forgive ninety-nine times nine.  And for those who are on the other side of the grave, I will love and hold you in my heart until again we meet.

And this is a song that captures that bitter yet sweet feeling to a tee. So I think it needs a special place in my Avent posts. Enjoy, and think tenderly of your own days gone by.

Auld Lang Syne

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Type: Poem

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus.-For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
Sin’ auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.
For auld, &c.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/what-to-listen-to/auld-lang-syne-should-old-lyrics-forgot-song-means-8-things/

 

 

Yes. There is a character that also knows the loss of parents. And in one of the most fitting of song collections put together by a company out to get your Christmas money, She and her family sing a song about those that are no longer there. This is one of the many reasons that Apple Jack is Best Pony.
And for the non-bronies out there reading this…you know, almost all of you, that means my favorite character. Though it keeps bouncing for me, between AJ, and Pinkie Pie. But more on her another time.

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Hello Everyone

Greetings to everyone.

First off, I just realized that my readership spiked. Thank you all. ^_^ I am so very glad that others were willing to read my little post about my favorite Christmas story of all time! You all made my day.

 

Also, I have been a little back on my posts again. But this time I’ll be real about it. It is not because I have no ideas, but, well, I been distracted. See, my Dad died this month. And I been thinking of him lately, and missing him.

I am not one to talk about this. I don’t want to worry my family after all, when they are missing him too. But it is true, and even though the worst of my grief has faded quite a bit, but some of it remains. A kind of dull ache that I don’t know will ever completely go away.

And on this note, I wanted to share something. It is one of my absolutely favorite episodes. And this reactor is becoming one of my favorites. He is hilariously honest in his reaction. And will react to almost everything that a fan would suggest that is MLP related. Even those they should never watch or react to. I’m looking at you Smile HD. I’m looking…

So I want to share this with the rest of you. And it is a great reminder to me that though the ones we miss may be gone, their memories, and the impact they made when they were here will remain forever.

Enjoy!

Benifits of being Brony?

 

So, I was kicking around on Youtube, in a break from the start of moving frustrations, when I stumbled on this little gem. It was posted on WatchPony and is the very first video of the channel. I think it made some very valid points.

And for those of you who are not bronies for whatever reason, it is applicable for most fandoms that you are passionate about. What do I want to point out? Finding something you are passionate about is good for you!

Don’t be scared to let others know what it is that you love. If they don’t like it, it shows more about them than you. And really? Do you have time to spend on those whose passion is tearing others down? Didn’t think so either.

 

A Pony Kind of Christmas, Among Other Stuff…:P

 

I do not own this. It is from the CD created by Hasbro. And provided on youtube by Sony Music Entertainment.

You know that I am a recent MLP FIM fan. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. But I did not really expect to like this when I found out about it. Children shows, even the really good ones, don’t have the best track record for these kinds of things. But I should never have doubted. I loved them all. I hope you will enjoy this one as much as I do, and will look forward to more.
And for those that are not MLP fans. Eh, humor me. It’s Christmas after all.

 

http://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas

 

Here’s something for the ones out there who like learning about things, like me! Here you will find a bunch of videos, and an article all about the history of Christmas. Your welcome. ^_^

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8764979/1/Christmas-Challenge-Shorts

 

 

Lastly, a shameless plug. I know, shameless. But last year I did something wonderful! I actually finished a fanfiction!!! Actually, I finished a couple, I think. Actually, I forgot how many I actually completed. BUT! I finished my Ninja Turtles Christmas Shorts! So Here you are, for those of you that enjoy Turtle Power, or just a goof’s attempt at writing Christmas scenes around the lives of fictional adolescent terripins lives, enjoy! I might also post a story individually each day. Because, yeah. I’m really pretty shameless. ^_^

 

Apple Whine-written by Ringcaat

 

“But surely, darling, you realize that at least the pursuit of fairness must be at the heart of any just society!”

“Mah granny used to tell me that if life were fair, the skeeters’d sit still so as we could take a turn bitin’ them.”

“Goodness! A.J., who in Equestria would want to bite a mosquito?!””Mah point exactly. You don’t wanna live in a fair world, Rarity. It’d be disgusting.”

 

 

 

Yes, I am reviewing fanfiction.

This is a pretty crazy story, all about whether or not the others should let Pinkie Pie drink whiskey or not. Rarity comes up with a pretty noble idea, insisting that she be included in the ban if Pinkie is not allowed to drink alcohol. But then she makes it hilarious when Pinkie said that it won’t be the same if she only said she won’t drink, but had to ask for it and be denied. This led to some of the funniest lines from Rarity I had ever had the pleasure of reading. The standoff between Rarity and Twilight Sparkle was funny. But it was the standoff between Rarity and Applejack that made it truly unforgettable. The twist at the end was pretty chuckle-worthy too.

This story is more adult than I expected, but it was nowhere as creepy as some fans take it and the whole story itself was hilarious. Even Big Mac shows up and has some wonderful lines and characterization. I might go back just to read his stuff again. All in all, I give it a worth reading and hope you give it a quick glance.

A Brony Confession

I honestly didn’t think I could fall so hard, so fast in love with something like this. I watched My Little Pony as a kid. The second generation, I think. And hated hated HATED it!! So when I dared myself to watch a reaction video of the pilot episode of the first season of MLP Friendship is Magic, I was really planning to watch to see the reactor tear it to itty bitty pieces. I can be a little mean that way sometimes. Imagine my shocked amazement when I fell in love with it by episode 3!!! LOVE IT!!!! And what is even more amazing? I am finding all kinds of spiritual insights in it!!
Take the following about what you might be able to learn from the struggles of the Mane Six. (Yes, I found out that is a common term for the main characters that the fanbase gave them)
 
Need to learn to be brave and stand up for your beliefs and maybe stop being a people-pleasing doormat, or to be kinder and more forgiving? Pay serious attention to Fluttershy!!
 
Need to learn to think before you speak, to perhaps rein in a brash impulsive, self-serving nature, or maybe learn to dive headfirst into adventure, and take pride in what you are good at Rainbow Dash is your guide.
 
Or…perhaps your self-serving in another way? Using gifts to buy your way to people loving you, or obsess about your problems, needs, looks or popularity, or maybe you need to learn how to give generously of your time, money, and maybe even hair to make another’s life better. Maybe even more beautiful? Or learn that you can be strong, while still being beautiful, lady-like…..or gentlemanly as you lean, and still be a strong light for Christ, that would be pointed out by Rarity.
 
Maybe you don’t see any value in friends, think you can be happily buried in your work, books or hobbies, and don’t need people to make your life complete? Or conversely, you need to learn about the value of study, introspection and the value of an organized life, let Twilight Sparkle be your guiding star.
 
Maybe you are a workaholic, too stubborn to take advice or help? Honest almost to a fault? Overprotective, even a touch smothering at times? Or need to see the value of hard work, honesty, and being reliable? Or maybe need to remember why family is important? Make Applejack the apple of your eye.
 
Lastly, are you unfocused, spastic, seek fun at the cost of more important things, obsess over how people see you, and avoid ‘bad’ feelings and serious situations like an icky mess on the road, or perversely you need to learn how to see the bright side of life, the value of friends and joy, and selflessly seek to make others, especially your friends, happy and smiling? Maybe learn how to laugh at yourself or something that scares you? Then bounce along with Pinkie Pie!!!
 
I hope this gives you food for thought from an unlikely source and inspire you. In truth, the biggest lesson of this show is that friendship really is magical. Alone, we will most-likely drown in our character weakness, and never even know it is happening. But “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17.
Which is why we need our friends. To guide us toward godliness, lift us up from our stinky thinking, and even discipline each other to drive sin away.
 
Lastly, I love all of you. And hope my “Pinkie Pie-Applejack nature” can make you smile!!! Let me know which one or ones you relate with best! Or point out what pony reminds you most of a friend of yours!! Anything goes!
 
Yikes, this is way too long! Still, if you read to the end, bless you for it! And if you like what I was written, let me know! If you think it needs work, again let me know! I want to perfect my writing skills after all!!! And if you just want to share a thought, please do!! Comments make me smile!!!!!!! And Have a SUPER DUPER AWESOME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What happens when you isolate yourself from the Church? It doesn’t end well….Sin and strange ideas thrive with too much isolation and resentment….🤪 Sometimes the craziest ideas take root when you think you are your best spiritual self, and you have no idea. And sometimes that little bit of resentment you have against a brother or sister turns into something huge and monstrous.
Or if you visit a friend who been missing from Church for a while and see them…..well, struggling. The reaction…it is so real!😱
Have the courage to confront sin head on. And the one that is being disciplined🤔, have the humility to listen and take the advice…and sometimes the shove back to sanity…..to heart!💖

 

Or am I the only one that thinks this?

 

Announcement!!

I am happy to announce that next week, starting Sunday, there is going to be a theme to my posts!! That’s right, I am taking a chapter from the Nostalgia Critic here.

Next week will be…….:: Drum roll::

BRONY WEEK!!!!

 

What is a Brony? Well, it is one of the two names for fans of MY Little Pony Friendship is Magic, of which I recently became a member. So expect video posts, essays, reviews and character profiles all week long!! Ooh, I am so excited!!

Remember, Sun-Sat is officially Brony WEEK!!!!!! Heh. Your welcome.

 

Let me know what you think about themed weeks and this themed week in particular. Do you have any theme ideas for next time? Would you like them to continue at all? Let me know on facebook, youtube, twitter or e-mail me at greymountain37@gmail.com