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You need to be your own hero to achieve satisfaction and happiness

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My favourite has got to be Poolan Devi, a samll indian woman from a non descript village in India, who rose to become a national heroe.

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My hero in history has always been Mary Queen of Scots. Not only did she have the task of ruling her own country at a very young age, she had to do it from France, and even then her mother took over for her and the Scottish nobles were a greedy bunvh of people.

She was a bit of a minor Elizabeth Taylor in her day, marrying three times and for all three they were big mistakes, of which she paid for when her husband rejected baby James.

Then, on top of it all, she had to put up with one of history's most evil women - Queen Elizabeth I who was determined to make Mary's life as hellish as she possibly could. In the end she executed Mary for wanting a claim to the English throne, and who could blame her??

Long Live the Queen of Scots, the beautiful Mary.

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Im my favorite hero. There is no man equal to me

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Well, it's all about how you romatizise your heroes. I like mel gibsons William Wallis, but in reality he was a brute. besides commiting genocide against the english in scottland he skined a guy and made a belt out of him. but i think some of my favorets are:
Lincoln
King David
Solomen (for the cool name)
Churchill
and most of the classic writers


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Alexander the Great--he was perhaps the greatest general ever to live, brought the Persian Empire to its knees, made the greatest social unification of subsets I have ever seen, and his personality was insanely intense.

*steps down off soapbox; pulls out another, steps up*

And Julius Caesar, because he single-handedly brought down the Roman Republic and started his own line of emperors, orchestrated his own demise, and achieved his single goal of being remembered in history forever. That man is immortal, just like he wanted to be.


both boxes shoved under the couch

And Tolkien. He succeded in ruining fantasy originality for writers centuries down the road.

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you shouldn't hang tolkein for the trangreshions of Cris Pannoli and Margret Weis, red mage stock charicter.

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no, not hanging, congratulating. Tolkien had that much of an effect on the writing world. plus a bit of my frustration may have crept out, being in fantasy writing myself. it's impossible to find anything original. i suppose that's welcome to writing period.

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I went into borders yesterday and picked up a fantasy book called The Name of The Wind by Rothfuss. It looked interesting, had good reveiws. If your into fantasy and sci-fi in general i have a few suggestions.
A song of Ice and Fire- Martin
Revilation- St. John (there is some crazy sh-- in the bible)
Battlestar Galactica- a TV show
Fullmetal Alchemist- an anime
and the popular book that all the girls in my school love- ERAGON. that book has some wonderful imagery, and a sence of wonder and convition, but sadly no charicter devolopment, and cheesey dialoge.

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TE Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia.

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You hate communism, you hate communists, you are not objective, no need to elaborate.


Yes I do, and I make no secret about it. By the way, the title of this topic is phrased subjectively, though in any case I also believe that communism is objectively bad.

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Fish, I am sorry to say that, as you have never lived in a socialist (not communist, because communism hasn't been established yet) country and your only sources I believe come from the strongly anti-communist West, you have no idea about what has been happening in Cuba.


I am sorry to say that you seem to be propagating an anti-empirical philosophy, where you claim that I cannot know anything I have not experienced- despite the fact I am blessed with that /most/ reverent of qualities that separates us from mere animals- reason. On the contrary, I am well aware of what is happening in Cuba because people who argue in favour of communism are so apt to point me to its 'successes' (unbiased? news sources naturally).

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Socialism saved Cuba from the pro-american Batista regime, which was oppressive and harmful to the Cuban people. That is why Cubans view Castro as a hero. They owe their freedom to the revolutionaries who overthrew Batista. You are as indoctrinated to capitalism as the Cubans are to socialism. So stop it.


How did it 'save' the people? Looks to me they went slightly over board and repressed the people (in the name of the people, of course).

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