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I'm not good at these kinds of things, so I'll just lay it down; I will no longer be using the forums, nor will I be making any more blog posts. I see this site going full speed in a direction I'm not comfortable with. The feeling seems mutual though, so this wasn't a tough decision for me to make. After the drastic rule change that happened, it was inevitable; it's more about insulting/trolling than it is about discussion (especially threads about morality/philosophy/religion, which were my favorite). It gets pretty dreary to be accused of supporting things like domestic abuse or other forms of violence day after day, but this kind of bigotry is deemed acceptable here.
I don't see the rules changing because they've already brought back tons of previously banned users. I don't want to see them get re-banned (because that's what would happen if the rules were changed back). I have started making blog posts on livejournal.com and I intend to be active on the forums of ummah.com, under the name 'drac16'. I'll still use this site for reviews though, so if for whatever reason you want to PM me, I'll probably see it relatively soon and will get back to you, inshAllah.
I've been suffering from writer's block. Ideas for blog posts come to me out of the blue, but for whatever reason, I couldn't flesh these ideas out. I had some interesting thoughts that I wrote down that pertain to Islam, but since they have little to do with one another, it wouldn't make sense to put all of them into a single post. What I've done is seperate them into small chunks. I doubt that a non-muslim will get anything out of these chunks, but feel free to read, regardless.
Chunk #1: After Satan rebelled against God, Satan said, in surah 7:16-17 of the Qur'an, "Because thou has thrown me out of the way, lo! I will lie in wait for them on thy Straight Way: then I will assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and their left: nor wilt thou find, in most of them, graititude (for thy mercies)". Day in and day out, Satan is trying to make us crack. Because our personalities are different, not everyone falls to the same sin. In fact, I'll go one step further and say that not everyone is tempted [to the same degree] by the same things; the biggest ones for me are lust and discouragement, but Joe Schmoe down the street may be tempted heavily by gossip or mouthing off to his parents.
Chunk #2: The good news of Islam is not "Follow God and your life will get better"-- it's "God is so awesome that He's worth following regardless of what happens to you". You see, that's what Satan and other disbelievers don't understand-- they don't understand that sense of serenity and surrender that comes from saying "It's not about me". Surah 13:28 says "..in the rememberance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction".
Chunk #3: It doesn't matter how many times you're given a dirty look for wearing a hijab/thobe, nor does it matter how many times our Prophet [p.b.u.h] is accused of saying things he never said or doing things he never did. These evil tricks are like the chihuahua on your street that growls and barks at everyone that walks by. It thinks it's so big and bad, but it couldn't do any damage to you if it tried (barring a minor annoyance). I urge myself first, and then my brothers/sisters; keep running down the Straight Path and don't look back.
Pokemon was absolutely everywhere when I was 10 years old; games, clothes, commercials, TV shows, action figures-- you name it. A few years after that, I was in the stage of life where it was no longer "cool" to like it. Now as an adult, I've fallen back in love with it. I've put in over 200 hours into HeartGold, with no sign of stopping. It's unbelievably adictive and there's a whole different dimension to it if you play it competitively. Yesterday I decided to get Black version, and though it does seem like a rehash [so far], I still love it.
That's Dragonite! (my favorite pokemon)
It makes me seem like an old geezer to say that I feel young again, but I do indeed feel young again!
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