The Pro-life Project

Fetus- offspring; brood.

I wanted to make a journal on one of the things I most strongly fight for right now; the life of an unborn child. These children are very special and dear to many people, but the decisions of others and of Planned Parenthood have lead many people to abort their babies, leaving them with many struggles, doubt, and sadness. This can be prevented, even with just a little knowledge on what the pro-life movement is about and how saving the life of a baby can also save the life of a mother.
Edit: added a diagram of 4-week old fetus and information on growing organs within the fetus as well as meaning of the word ‘fetus’.

Proof of Life?
One of the most popular arguments I have been approached with is “there is no life in an unborn child. They are just a clump of cells in a womb.” I’ve also heard people go to the extent to say that a fetus is a “parasite”. All of these claims are very false, and with a little scientific backup, this can be proven. Let’s look at a few facts, then!

The life of a child begins at the moment of conception. Forty-six chromosomes are needs to make up a person, as well as similar DNA to that of the parents. You are the same as you were at conception. Therefore, we are unchanged, even today!
The website also outlines the seven characteristics that define life: responsiveness to environment, growth and change, metabolism and the ability to breathe oxygen, homeostasis, be composed of cells, and a capability to have offspring.

Medical experts have also been able to prove this. James Bopp, writer of Human Life and Health Care Ethics, vol. 2 (Frederick, MD: University Publications of America, 1985) states the following:

“The first cell of a new and unique human life begins existence at the moment of conception (fertilization) when one living sperm from the father joins with one living ovum from the mother. It is in this manner that human life passes from one generation to another. Given the appropriate environment and genetic composition, the single cell subsequently gives rise to trillions of specialized and integrated cells that compose the structures and functions of each individual human body.
“Every human being alive today and, as far as is known scientifically, every human being that ever existed, began his or her unique existence in this manner, i.e., as one cell. If this first cell or any subsequent configuration of cells perishes, the individual dies, ceasing to exist in matter as a living being. There are no known exceptions to this rule in the field of human biology.”
Another argument many have presented to me is the concept of “when personhood begins.” This is foten something controversial among pro-lifers and pro-choicers but the answer once again comes back conception. All life, whether in animals or humans, starts at conception. Male and female cells come together to unite and create a new creature. In this case, this creature is the human, homo sapien.”

Here is an article I like to refer back to when the argument of personhood comes up:

Human Beings Aren’t Necessarily Human Persons
Objection: Well, okay, maybe the unborn are human beings—but they’re not human persons, and therefore they don’t deserve the full benefit of the law.
Response: This is a metaphysical argument that acknowledges the obvious biological justification of the pro-life movement but subverts it in favor of pro-choice philosophy. In the eyes of many pro-choicers, the unborn are not “persons” because they have not yet reached an arbitrary benchmark of personal performance: they do not have self-awareness, they cannot speak, they cannot do anything on their own, they have not yet developed certain organs or begun certain biological processes.
Ultimately this is a distinction without a difference. For one, the pro-choice “personhood” criteria generally apply equally to newborns, who are helpless, not self-aware, incapable of speech, underdeveloped, and for all practical purposes functionally indistinguishable from most of the unborn. Yet, for obvious and self-evident reasons, you will be hard-pressed to find pro-choicers who believe you should be able to stab a newborn in the head with an ice pick. The inconsistency betrays the fallacy.
More to the point, a civilized human society does not assign “personhood” on the basis of functionality and capability. A human being in a deep but temporary coma fits most of the criteria for non-personhood. Is it okay to kill him? What about those who are in a deep sleep? What about the severely retarded and disabled? A criteria-based philosophy of human personhood must inevitably be okay with executing all of these people on the basis of their non-personality.
Pro-lifers tend to believe otherwise: most of us assign personhood not on the basis of functionality or capability but rather innate capacity and intrinsic essence: we believe the unborn (possessing the full capacity of humanity) and the disabled (who are intrinsically ordered to that capacity, even if their specific individuality differs from it) are all persons, all worthy of life, and all worthy of protection under the law

Okay, it’s a human, but it’s not a person.

The shockingly bloody history of legal personhood

From Personhood:
A criterion for personhood that depends on certain functions of human activity implies that individuals who perform the chosen function more excellently should have higher human value. Individuals suffering from severe Alzheimer’s disease or under general anesthesia, who may not be self-aware or able to create future expectations, could no longer be considered persons. We know, however, that the human under general anesthesia retains his personal identity despite his temporary lack of self-awareness, so his personhood must cohere in his underlying nature. Legally speaking, “persons” are guaranteed the fundamental rights of individuals, including the right to life. Historically, abuses of personhood have led to the genocide of groups deemed “non-persons” by more powerful political or social groups. For example, up until the 14th Amendment, African-American slaves were legally considered three-fifths of a person. Native Americans were exploited because they were treated as less than full persons. The racial distinctions used to label these groups as “non-persons” were conveniently invented to justify the violation of human rights.

As you can see by even the last sentence there, every person who claims those in the womb have no personhood, they are violating every human right to it. Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Of course. This is why personhood starts at conception, because at the moment the male and female’s cells unite, the offspring of those two forms and begins life then and there.
“It’s underdeveloped though,” is also something a lot of people have brought to the table to me. If we’re going that route, would you call a plant’s sprig not a plant? No, because it’s still a plant, even though it’s forming. Even though humans are obviously not plants, the same applies to the developing child. An unborn baby is not just going to automatically become full-sized instantly. It still has to grow and form.

Here we have a diagram of a 4 week old embryo. As you can see, there are a number of developing organs already beginning to form. The aorta, the part of the heart, which keeps humans alive, is already beginning to form. You can also see the umbilical arties. The umbilical attaches the mother and child so that the mother can feed her growing baby through that, as well as exchange blood to eachother. A baby’s cells can actually help heal the mother’s body too should she become injured.
So this brings another question in? If we’re violating the child’s rights, doesn’t that technically mean we just violated our own rights. If we’re the ones trying to dictate when life begins, and we call something that’s living a “parasite” or “an animal,” aren’t we technically violating our own rights? Shouldn’t we, full grown humans, be considered an animal still too? Pro-choicers have the belief that they know when life begins, and they dictate when it starts, but their beliefs are all over the place. Some believe life begins after a few couple weeks, others believe the unborn child is alive when it exits the womb. It’s never stayed consistent. This is mind boggling because, if we’re going to have a consistent argument, we first have to have a solid basis.

Blogger Peter Kreft outlines reasons why the medical ethic is crucial to understanding when life begins:

First, the personhood of the fetus is clearly the crucial issue for abortion, for if the fetus is not a person, abortion is not the deliberate killing of an innocent person; if it is, it is. All other aspects of the abortion controversy are relative to this one; e.g. women have rights—over their own bodies but not over other person’s bodies. The law must respect a “right to privacy,” but killing other persons is not a private but a public deed. Persons have a “right to life,” but non-persons (e.g. cells, tissues, organs, and animals) do not.
Second, abortion is a crucial issue for medical ethics because the right to life is the fundamental right. If I am not living I can have no other rights. Corpses have no rights. The two sides on this issue are more intransigently opposed to each other than on any other issue—rightly so, for if pro-lifers are right abortion is murder, and if pro-choicers are right pro-lifers are fanatic, intolerant and repressive about nothing. We must intolerantly kill both intolerance and killing.
Third, medical ethics is crucial for our civilization, for our lives are more closely touched here than by any economic, political, or military issue. For instance, artificial immortality would change mankind more radically than a nuclear war, and surrogate motherhood, which brings us to Brave New World, is a more radical development than totalitarian dictatorship, which brings us only to 1984.”

When is Abortion Okay?

My automatic answer to this is always going to be NEVER. Abortion might be legal right now, but just because it’s legal DOES NOT mean it’s right or safe. Abortion can be a dangerous procedure for both the mother and the child, and this effects women in many many negative ways.
The argument for this is usually, “Well my body, my choice.” This is true…only up to a certain point. It IS your body, but the child growing inside the mothers womb is not. It is a separate entity. At this point, some might even dare to say “It’s a parasite” but calling a child a parasite is not only scientifically wrong but it’s also sick to suggest. It’s a normal occurrence in women that happens after the man and woman unite.
“My body, my choice” is a rather dangerous statement to say. Yes, you have your own body, yes, you have your own choice, but there’s a crossing point there when you’re putting yourself and someone else at risk. When you are young, your parents warn you of things that might hurt you or cause you pain. Would you tell them,”my body, my choice” in defiance? Absolutely not. Your parents know what will cause your body harm and they try to stop it.

As the website Lifeteen outlines , the argument of “my body, my choice” is an implication nobody else is involved except for you, and nobody else matters in this. Problem is this: someone else is always going to be involved. Abortion is ALWAYS going to affect another person, whether it be a relative, a spouse, a child, the nurses and doctors working on it. Someone is always going to be affected. It’s just HOW.

The most popular argument I have ever seen is “what if it’s rape?” It’s not an excuse to abort even then. Rape is horrible, and rapists should be severely punished for what they do, but do not make your womb a grave and punish the developing child just because you did not want it. It’s selfish, it’s wrong. It’s understandable that taking care of a child will be hard, but when is it not hard? Even mothers who planned and had children have a hard time caring for their offspring. It’s just the way of life. Financial trouble may indeed come, but don’t be afraid to ask for help. The family and/or other caretakers should be willing to help you on you and your child’s path. But do not murder an innocent life who could not control a situation just because you don’t want it. Trustworthy and safe adoption services should be approached if you decide to give your child to a family who would love a little boy or girl.
A similar outlook can be placed upon disabled children. This is called “ableism”, and it is the belief that a disabled child should be aborted due to health issues. ALL children, health issues or not, are deserving of life. An assumption that the child won’t be happy because they have a health issue is simply just not even a good reason to kill it. I’ve seen many kids with health issues live happy and healthy lives, even though outwardly they are different. It proves that even their life is precious, just like all of our lives.
Alright, so now for why abortions CAN’T be safe procedures. There are many ways of abortion, including sucking the child out, taking limbs apart, breaking the skull of the developing child, and so forth. Each abortion ALWAYS ends in the death of the developing child. It’s always going to; there’s no way around that. The murder of those developing in the womb are often gruesome and violent, and they are killed in many disgusting ways.

Students for Life gives quite a few examples of how unsafe abortions can be. They acknowledge that, although abortion can place a relief on the woman for a short time, symptoms have proven that some women have suffered immensely For the mother, though, abortions can also have affects on them. Women who have had abortions can develop what’s called PAS (post-abortion syndrome). This is a form of PTSD. Women with PAS are unable to cope with the reality of the abortion they have had. PAS can sometimes form years after an abortion has taken place, but whenever PAS takes place, it MUST be treated right away.
Another symptom researches have met with is “post-abortion numbness.” This is when the woman can’t feel anything any emotions at all, and they become numb to the abortion. The only emotion that can feel is the “relief” from the situation, but they become paralyzed from everything else.
Another point is that only 18% of women are able to get pregnant once they have had an abortion. 33% of women have been proven to want to have another child, but only 18% were able to get pregnant again.

Other symptoms of abortion might include:
Depression and suicidal thoughts
Sadness
Reduced motivation
Anxiety over childbearing issues
Alcohol and drug abuse
Eating disorders
And many many other symptoms exist after an abortion has taken place. This proves that abortion is a HUGE risk to every woman who has it, and therefore, it can not be deemed a safe procedure, because in the end, inward and outward health will always be affected.

But it’s a parasite!

Wrong. Any good and educated doctor will tell you this is false information. You cannot compare a normal occurrence and something that bears children and call it a disease.
The definition of parasite is:
1. an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.
2.a person who receives support, advantage, or the like, from another or others without giving any useful or proper return, as one who lives on the hospitality of others

Most pro-choicers would probably look at the first sentence and say, “There it is. That’s it. It says it lives on or in an organism from which it gains nutrients.” But if you go on and read the second sentence, it goes on to say ‘without giving any useful or proper return.” Well, I’m going to jump back to what I said in a statement: The umbilical attaches the mother and child so that the mother can feed her growing baby through that, as well as exchange blood to eachother. A baby’s cells can actually help heal the mother’s body too should she become injured. ”

Let’s look at what another site says about the definition of “parasite”. Parasites are: plants or animals that live on or in a host getting their nutrients from that host. Notice key words here: plants or animals. Was human listed? No.

It also might be helpful to look at a few types of parasites and how we can compare it to the argument of a fetus being a parasite.

Here we see a single-celled “protozoa”, which is a tiny organism found in food or water that has been contaminated. The side effects of receiving this type of organism will usually involve weight loss and dehydration, as well as severe infections and other bodily functions that are messed up. Does a single-celled organism fit the criteria. So how many cells does the fetus contain here? At the first stage, a zygote, the structure that forms when fertilized, two cells are formed, which then jumps into mitosis and double the number of cells, creating the human being. An organism, however, like the protozoa featured here, cannot perform mitosis, and their form remains static.This therefore concludes that a fetus cannot fit the criteria for being a parasite.

This here is an image of a child at 12 weeks. This is usually when the child is aborted/murdered.

Anything after the 12 weeks involve procedures such as salt water, urea, potassium chloride, are used as well as dismembering the child. Tell me, if the child is not alive, why do we need to go to such levels to take out a “parasite.” Surely we don’t need to do all THAT.

n this section, I was mainly discussing how a fetus is an actual human, and I referred to the first diagram’s picture of the unbiblical cord as an example of what I was trying to get across. Those who do not fully understand how pregnancy and birth work believe that the baby is literally just feeding off the mother’s nutrients and whatever she ate. The baby, to them, is a host of some type, sucking all the important and beneficial nutrients out of the mother. This is highly uneducated but fear not: I have many examples as to why this is proven false.
First off, like I had mentioned, a baby’s cells can actually help heal the mother’s body should she get hurt and fend off future diseases. The baby passes embryonic stem cells to the mother, which protects her from breast cancer and other diseases. AND GET THIS. The cells are still there EVEN AFTER THE CHILD IS ABORTED. In other words, your baby is still with you, even if you decide to have it killed. The cells are still there, protecting you from harmful disease.

Another example of how a child in the womb can help give back to the mother is through DNA. A fetus can transfer its DNA to the mother’s brain, and the remnants of it fight against neurological disease. Also, if the mother suffers organ damage, the fetus can actually send stem cells to go and heal the injured organ.

If you’re pro-life, you should at least support protected sex and sex ed.

I actually don’t support either of these things, nor do I think children need taught this. It literally has nothing to do with abortion. Why? Because you evidently didn’t care if you would bear a child or not since you didn’t bother controlling yourself to have sex. You knew that you might possibly have a child and yet that didn’t stop you.

Children should not be taught what sex is unless it’s in their own homes and they want to learn or their parents decide to teach them. The schools, and even the government, should have no say in teaching our children what should be private.

So no, I don’t believe protected sex should be a thing, because you need to even GET MARRIED before you even consider that, and I don’t think sex ed should be a public lesson.

What if its a rape situation?

My answer to this will always be the same: NO. Even in a rape situation, having an abortion is wrong and immoral. The rapist should be the one facing the consequences of his actions, not the growing baby within the mother’s body. The baby cannot control when his conception begins, so do not make your womb a grave just because the circumstance in which the woman came from. Many children who came from rape have even become successful. Here’s a list of these people who have become famous and/or gone out and made a difference and were either raped or conceived from rape:
-John Cox (Presidential candidate. Conceived from rape)
-Kelly Wright (co-anchor of Fox’s and Friends Weekends. Conceived from rape)
-Layne Beachley (Seven-time World Champion swimmer. Raped.)
-Valeria Gatto ( Miss Pennsylvania. Conceived from rape.)
-Faith Daniels (TV personality. Raped.)
-Jesse Jackson (Civil Right’s Activist. Conceived from rape.)
The list goes on and on, but each person has proved one thing: they were raped and still chose to go on, or they were conceived in rape and lived to tell the tale during their careers. Rape situations are awful and the rapist should be severely punished, but do not make your womb a grave for the sake of where the child came from.

What about the disabled?

Yet again my answer to this will always remain the same: NO NO NO. This is called ableism, which is defined as: discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities. Pro-choicers out there might say,” Do you want them to suffer?” No, I don’t, but disabled people don’t have to be unhappy individuals.

 

What if the child is abused?

If this question is being asked, shouldn’t we be questioning that for every family. The chances of a child being born into an abusive family are very low. It’s just a poor assumption and argument.
What about the women? It’s THEIR body.
This is something I get approached with a lot, actually. Pro-lifers are thinking about the women as well, and due to the trauma of abortions, many women are faced with the symptoms I listed in the link. If a child is not able to be kept, abortion should STILL never be the option. Women with not enough money should be helped by friends and family for their financial obstacles, and if the mother is unable to keep the child, it should still be born and given to a good and trusted adoption center, where another family who are unable to bear their own child or willing to adopt another child to the family, can be loved and cherished.

What about the women? It’s THEIR body.
This is something I get approached with a lot, actually.  Pro-lifers are thinking about the women as well, and due to the trauma of abortions, many women are faced with the symptoms I listed in the link. If a child is not able to be kept, abortion should STILL never be the option. Women with not enough money should be helped by friends and family for their financial obstacles, and if the mother is unable to keep the child, it should still be born and given to a good and trusted adoption center, where another family who are unable to bear their own child or willing to adopt another child to the family, can be loved and cherished.

Okay, well, I’m pro-choice, not pro-abortion.

Pro-choice according to Merriam Webster dictionary: favoring the legalization of abortion
Pro-choice according to Dictionary: supporting or advocating legalized abortion.
Pro-choice according to Oxford Dictionary: Advocating legalized abortion.
Pro-choice according to Collins Dictionary: Someone who is pro-choice thinks that women have a right to choose whether or not to give birth to a child they have conceived, and to have an abortion if they do not want the child.

Actually yes you are pro-abortion.

 

Verses supporting the right of a fetus to live:

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. And before you were born, I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. -Jeremiah 1:5

Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me. -Psalm 139:16

For I knew the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my Mother’s womb. -Psalm 139:13

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart. -Jeremiah 1:5

Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same one form us both within our mothers. -Job 31:15

This is what the LORD says–He who made you, who formed you in the womb, and who will help you … -Isaiah 44:2

You formed my inmost being; You knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, so wonderfully you made me; Wonderful are your works! My very self you knew; My bones were not hidden from you, When I was being made in secret, Fashioned as in the depths of the earth. Your eyes foresaw my actions; In your book all are written down; My days were shaped, before one came to be. -Psalms 139:13-16

“Yahweh called me when I was in the womb, before my birth he had pronounced my name.” -Isaiah 49:1

“In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and she exclaimed with a loud cry,
“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.” -Luke 1:39-44

This next part is my research and studies on Planned Parenthood. I went back into the olden days when it was first began, and I studied that to now, in which Planned Parenthood is going behind the scenes for illegal activity, much like what happened in the days of Margaret Sanger.

I am not here to force you into my opinion, rather, to open up eyes and tell the truth on what Planned Parenthood really stands for. I’m going to go through their history and make notes on what they’re hiding, and what they do to children, their parents, and the lives at stake.
Planned Parenthood’s ‘Who We Are’ page states the following:

 

“Planned Parenthood of the Heartland’s history would not be complete without first mentioning the pioneering efforts of Margaret Sanger.  In 1916, two years after coining the term “birth control,” Sanger began a revolution in a Brooklyn storefront. She opened America’s first birth control clinic, laying the groundwork for what is now Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She was then jailed for 30 days for breaking the “Comstock Law,” which forbade the discussion and dissemination of birth control. Today we celebrate her accomplishments, her pioneering work and her ideas. Margaret Sanger’s vision has inspired the availability of reproductive health care for women in Iowa and Nebraska, and across the nation.”

They fail to mention a lot about Margaret Sanger.

Sanger was born on September 14, 1879. She went to nursing school, married an architect, and had 3 children of her own. By using her nursing skills, she created a “magic pill”, in which she would use it to undergo back alley abortions or allow ladies to self-terminate their pregnancies. In 1914, she started a feminism publication called The Woman Rebel, which promoted the right for women to use birth control. During that time, it was illegal to send information on contraception. The Comstock Act of 1873 prohibited trade ins and circulation of “obscene or immoral materials.” Any devices, publications, or medicine related to contraception and abortion was deemed immoral, and anything being mailed with this kind of content was illegal. For this action, Sanger received a 5 year jail sentence, but instead she ran away to England and continued trying to provide birth control. She worked on researching forms of diaphragms and later smuggled them into U.S.. Sanger separated with her husband during that time and started having affairs with other men. In 1951, Sanger and her sister started an abortion clinic but was arrested during a raid shortly after it opened. She and her sister were charged with providing information on contraception and diaphragms, and they were in prisoned for 30 years. After pleading for release, the court made an exception and allowed doctors to provide contraception. In 1921, Sanger opened up the American Birth Control league and served as president.

Margaret Sanger, however, is surrounded by a lot of controversy because of her racist and downright immoral beliefs. Planned Parenthood has responded to these allegations:

“Was Sanger racially motivated?

Despite the admiration that African-American heroes like DuBois, Powell, and King held for Sanger, arguments continue about whether or not her outreach to the black community was racially motivated. The patriarchal racism of the social policy of the time and the well-intentioned paternalism of philanthropists to “lift up” AfricanAmericans, may have influenced Sanger. But there is no evidence that Sanger, or the Federation, intended to coerce black women into using birth control: The fundamental belief, underscored at every meeting, mentioned in much of the behind-the scenes correspondence, and evident in all the printed material put out by the Division of Negro Service, was that uncontrolled fertility presented the greatest burden to the poor, and Southern blacks were among the poorest Americans. In fact, the Negro Project did not differ very much from the earlier birth control campaigns in the rural South … it would have been more racist, in Sanger’s mind, to ignore African Americans in the South than to fail at trying to raise the health and economic standards of their communities (“Birth Control or Race Control,” 2001).”

This was a claim Planned Parenthood made to the argument that Sanger racially motivated to kill black people. Let’s look at some history behind this.

“At a March 1925 international birth control gathering in New York City, a speaker warned of the menace posed by the “black” and “yellow” peril. The man was not a Nazi or Klansman; he was Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, a member of Margaret Sanger’s American Birth Control League (ABCL), which along with other groups eventually became known as Planned Parenthood. Sanger’s other colleagues included avowed and sophisticated racists. One, Lothrop Stoddard, was a Harvard graduate and the author of The Rising Tide of Color against White Supremacy. Stoddard was something of a Nazi enthusiast who described the eugenic practices of the Third Reich as “scientific” and “humanitarian.” And Dr. Harry Laughlin, another Sanger associate and board member for her group, spoke of purifying America’s human “breeding stock” and purging America’s “bad strains.” These “strains” included the “shiftless, ignorant, and worthless class of antisocial whites of the South.” Not to be outdone by her followers, Margaret Sanger spoke of sterilizing those she designated as “unfit,” a plan she said would be the “salvation of American civilization.: And she also spoke of those who were “irresponsible and reckless,” among whom she included those ” whose religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers.” She further contended that “there is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped.” That many Americans of African origin constituted a segment of Sanger considered “unfit” cannot be easily refuted.”

Planned Parenthood has a long and well-documented history of racism beginning with its founder, Margaret Sanger. More African-Americans have died from abortion than from AIDS, accidents, violent crimes, cancer, and heart disease combined. And in America today, a black child is three times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white child. Since 1973, abortion has reduced the black population by over 25%. Planned Parenthood operates the nation’s largest chain of abortion clinics and almost 80% of its facilities are located in minority neighborhoods. About 13% of American women are black, but they submit to over 35% of the abortions.

Margaret’s “Plan for Peace” pushed for coercive sterilization, mandatory segregation and concentrated rehabilitative camps for all “dysgenic stock”. In 1922 her book The Pivot of Civilization became a best-seller, one of the first such popular works to openly support Malthusian Eugenics. In the book, she urged the elimination of “human weeds”, the “cessation of charity”, the segregation of “morons, misfits, and the maladjusted,” and the sterilization of “genetically inferior races.”

“Also missing is Sanger’s fear of her racist views being exposed, as recorded in a 1939 letter to an ally: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.” Which is exactly what she set out and succeeded in doing. Planned Parenthood is largely the reason why black babies are aborted in America three times more often than white babies, and Hispanic preborns are killed 1½ times more often than whites. In fact, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research compiled by TooManyAborted.com, “Abortion is the number one killer of black lives in the United States. More than HIV. More than heart disease. More than cancer. Abortion snuffs out more black lives than all other causes of death combined.”

Listen as a former black employee of PP reveals what takes place: “Planned Parenthood targets minorities for abortion with the specific goal of keeping down (or lowering) the birthrate of Black babies…. Over twenty million African American babies have been aborted.”

Planned Parenthood today has also been revealed to do sex trafficking.

“In 2011, a Live Action undercover investigation gathered evidence of eight Planned Parenthood staffers in seven abortion clinics who appeared willing to aid and abet the trafficking of minors. Posing as child-sex traffickers, Live Action investigators visited Planned Parenthood facilities in New York, Arizona, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., inquiring about obtaining abortions, contraception, and STI tests for underage girls. The investigation footage shows Planned Parenthood employees assisting these supposed traffickers, outlining the best ways to get abortions and birth control for 14- and 15-year-old victims. The staffers said that Planned Parenthood clinics would always ignore parental-consent laws and perform abortions for underage girls involved in sex work, and they explained illegal methods of obtaining from clinics both birth control and abortions for minors without health insurance.”

After the pimp informs a Planned Parenthood staffer that he runs a prostitution ring, the staffer ensures him that Planned Parenthood is the right place for him to be. “We see people from every walk of life. So for a while we were treating all the girls at Paper Moon (strip club) and various places around town, so no judgement. No sharing of information.” The pimp reveals more: “Now the more complicated part of it though is some of the girls, they’re around like 14, 15, and some of the girls are from out of state and out of country.” At this point, Planned Parenthood’s employee begins coaching the man on the process of getting his sex slaves through the legal and medical systems without being caught. “We can give them the same information, the only thing that requires a legal guardian is abortion. I mean, you can get birth control, testing, like anything without a parent. The only thing that requires [someone] over 18, if they’re a minor, is an abortion. But there’s also ways, like judicial bypass, that we can get around that if you guys ever need.” No concern is shown at any point for the girls’ well-being. Only for the successful smuggling of them through the abortion clinic without being caught.

“We’re involved in sex work,” the man tells Planned Parenthood manager Amy Woodruff. “Some of [the prostitutes] are like, ah, they’re kind of young. Some of them are like 15, 14, and some of them don’t speak any English,” he continues, asking Woodruff why the prostitutes shouldn’t be worried they’ll be reported while coming in for Planned Parenthood’s services. “As long as they just lie and say, ‘Oh, [my sexual partner is] fifteen, sixteen.’ You know, as long as they don’t say ‘fourteen’ and as long as it’s not too much of an age gap then we just kind of like–then we just kind of play stup[id],” says Woodruff.

This is how they empower? By selling girls off as sex slaves? By lying?
It only gets worst though. On 3/27/2018, Planned Parenthood tweeted this out, to which it got deleted shortly after.

I don’t agree with any of these points, and I don’t think Disney should be getting politics involved into their shows, which they have actually been aiming for in their recent films, but what strikes me in this whole tweet is the comment ‘we need a Disney princess who’s had an abortion’. Really? Do we? Abortion is a gruesome experience and event involving tearing the child to pieces. It doesn’t even matter if you think the fetus is alive or not, tearing a child up is disgusting and I don’t think we should be showing our children such gruesome events. STOP INVOLVING POLITICS INTO YOUR MOVIES AND TV SHOWS FOR CHILDREN.

On top of all this, baby parts are being sold off once the baby has been aborted and torn apart.

“It should be pointed out that back in 2000, National Right to Life reported that Planned Parenthood actually “supported the harvesting of baby parts for research and had at least one clinic that helped supply aborted babies to firms featured in Wallace’s 20/20 report” – a detail that the Federalist’s Denise C. McAllister pointed out in a July 15, 2015 item. A July 2008 report by CNS News (a division of the Media Research Center) confirmed that Dr. Jones’s firm “held a contract with Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri to dispose of the clinic’s fetal tissue.”

A callous PP Director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, talked about selling baby parts after they kill the baby in a way that makes the parts more useful. We now have another doctor saying the same thing.The Center for Medical Progress, an organization of Pro-Life doctors, released a new video this week which exposes the callous and illegal selling of aborted baby body parts by Planned Parenthood, long believed to be profiting from abortions while pretending they only care about women’s health.

An undercover video released today shows Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how her organization sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions – a felony punishable by imprisonment – to harvest intact body parts. In the video released by the Center for Medical Progress, Nucatola is at a business lunch with a man and a woman posing as buyers from a human biologics company. As head of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Services division, Nucatola has overseen medical practice at all Planned Parenthood clinics since 2009. She also trains new abortion doctors and performs abortions herself at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles up to 24 weeks, Life News reports. The commercial trafficking in any kind of human body parts is a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a $50o,000 fine, or both. Also, partial-birth abortion is a federal felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Dr. Deborah Nucatola is a top medical official overseeing abortions with Planned Parenthood. Nucatola admits on hidden camera that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses illegal partial-birth abortion procedures to get salable parts, and is aware of its own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up.

Not enough information. Check out these climbing stats of just how many babies are being murdered today.

www.numberofabortions.com/

I will be updating this as I find more information, so if you’d like to contribute to this project, please comment with links below! Let’s stop this racist, immoral, and disgusting organization.

Want to donate to help stop abortions? Visit here to help fight for unborn lives!

How Christians Have Taken the Term Gossip Too Far

 

Hi guys! I’m alive! XD And I’m back with another blog post. I know in my earlier post, I talked about a special project, and just for all those wondering what happened, it’s still in progress! I’m just taking a little bit more time since it’s on a topic near and dear to my heart, so it’ll be just a while longer and then I’ll show it to y’all. But for now, I wanted to share something that has been bothering me for some time. I hear a lot about the term gossip in Christian communities, and the more I hear about it, the more I wonder if the term has lost it’s meaning, especially for Christians.
In my personal opinion, and nobody has to agree with me, but I believe Christians use gossip in a wrong fashion. The term ‘gossip’ is usually used to stop a conversation about someone else, but I know for me, it really has to depend on what the subject is about.
I know, a lot of people are probably going to be like,”But all gossip is evil.” That’s what I want to talk about. Are we mixing up ‘discuss’ and ‘gossip’? I believe so. Here’s why:
Alright, so when we engage in a conversation, what do we usually talk about? Yeah, sometimes it’s about our daily life, maybe a situation that happened, but around 80% of conversations will usually include another person. Whether it’s just talking about a person involved in the situation you were also involved in, or about what the other person did, chances are, another person is going to be involved in that conversation.
Is this gossip? I’d imagine most people would say,”Well it depends on what’s being talked about.” EXACTLY. This is how I approach the term gossip. Dictionary defines gossip as: casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.
Okay here’s the deal. If it involves rumors that will intentionally hurt someone, I can see this being classified as gossip. I mean, come on, if you’re talking about someone in an effort to hurt them, that’d probably be considered gossip. But unless you have a crazy evil intent (some people do actually 0-0), talking about someone else is not considered gossip.
Dictionary also defines the term ‘discussion’ as: the action or process of talking about something, typically in order to reach a decision or to exchange ideas. This is how it should be. For example, if someone is physically or mentally trying to get to you, and you go to a group of friends or your family for help on how to handle the issue, as well as to receive comfort, is this going to be considered gossip? No way! Everyone needs a shoulder to cry on or someone to be there for support.
And this is where I think some Christians miss it. If I’m discussing something with someone and I’m wounded, physically or mentally, I don’t want to be told I’m gossiping. You’re basically telling that person,”Hey, you’re not open to talk to me about this anymore. This is gossip.” It seems a bit unfair, and this is why I don’t believe in the term “gossip” as it’s used today.
Of course, we want to be Biblical about it. Ephesian 4:29 states: do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for bringing others up according to their needs, that they may benefit those who listen.” Key words that especially stand out to me are ‘ bringing others up according to their needs.’ Basically, encourage eachother according to their situation and the need during it. That’s why I think immediately labelling something as gossip is dangerous as Christians. Of course, we should not aim to hurt others with our words, but let’s not be so quick to shut down conversation with ‘that’s gossip.’ Our aim is to encourage and support and be there for people, and not to tear them down.

Upcoming Blog Post Soon!

Hi guys, Dove here! It’s been three months since I’ve written my last blog post, Godspeak, but I’m working on another project that’s very personal and yet so important to me! I’m doing a lot of research and have thought thoroughly about this topic, so I’m putting my heart into this one! I hope you’ll enjoy it when I post it soon!

As most of you know, Harry Potter is a very dear book to me. I’ve been a fan for now around three years and each time I pick up these books, I fall in love with the worlds J.K. Rowling has built, as well as the beloved characters we follow through the whole series! Harry Potter has taught me a lot of unconscious lessons that have inspired me!

However, I know a lot of people dislike Harry Potter greatly, and y’all might be judging me a little because I do read these books. That’s okay, I respect your opinions, but this next blog is going to be not about why you SHOULD NOT read Harry Potter, but why it’s beneficial! Many of the things we are told about Harry Potter, whether it be about the magic involved or the sorcery going on, are not true or fall under what the Bible says, so in this next post, I’m going to uncover what those might be! I hope you take the time to read my post and not blow if off, because I think it’s important we get a better grasp on what these books are REALLY about.

Alright, well with that, I’ll just say I’m really looking forward to sharing my thoughts and research with you guys! Stay tuned for more!!!

Godspeak

Wow it’s been almost a year since I’ve logged back into this blog. For those that still check back here, I apologize for the gigantic hiatus. I’m usually running two Tumblr blogs now so sometimes I forget I still own this site.

Anyway, after thinking about this topic this week, I thought it’d be a good idea to post it here. Not a lot of Christians talk about this particular topic, but I think it’s an important one we need to watch for. It’s also important that we keep an eye on what we say, and Godspeak is no exception. I mean, let’s face it, nonbelievers don’t usually understand what the true meaning of what “Christianity” is. The world implants a tainted version of it in their heads and tells them to stay away from it because Christians are judgemental. They see it as a nontolerable cult with do’s and don’t in life and oftentimes I have found that some people believe that it is a hate religion rather than what it actually is, peace through Jesus.

One thing I see probably the most is nonbelievers getting turned off when Christians use “Godpseak.” What is Godspeak exactly? To sum it all up, it is the use of flowery language to portray Christian meaning. You want to know a secret though.

Half the time I have NO idea what these people are trying to convey.

And let’s just come right and say it, Christians like to use Godspeak. It’s like a special language they can use as a way to show their holiness. They’ll put it on statuses on Facebook, in quotes, on pictures. The choices are endless! It’s even used on Instagram. Literally what most people do is go to a sunny spot in a room, open their Bible, place some flowers or food around their Bible, and wow! You look so much holier and wiser than all of your friends.

I’m not saying posting verses or quotes is a bad thing. Sometimes it helps reach out to those struggling, but a constant use of Godpseak, whether responding to someone online or talking to someone to their face, it can get REALLY annoying. Literally, you don’t have to sound like the wisest person here. You can still be super normal and be yourself and you can get your point across just fine.

Another problem I see with Godspeak is the utter meaninglessness of it. You can appear all godly and holy to someone online, but then turn around and be a literal jerk to friends and family. That doesn’t mean they’ll stop trying to be all godly though. One thing I constantly see among people is the pulling out of verses from the Bible and THROWING them into people’s faces, taking them entirely out of context. I think Matthew 18 is probably the most popular verse taken out of context. But anyway, it really bothers me when someone doesn’t even try to apply what they said to someone else with themselves. The witness to others is completely gone if you can’t hold a constant testimony in your actions. You basically just wasted your breath in the attempt to appear holier-than-thou.

Going back to what I said earlier, Godspeak also tends to turn people off. It comes across as,”What happened to them to make them say that?” It produces a negative perspective of that person and their belief in their brain and thus turns them away. I really just want to tell these people,”Nooo, it’s not that we don’t know how to communicate the Gospel to you, it’s just sometimes people’s focus is taken away.”

I’ve got to admit, I’ve seen WAY too many people take up the Godspeak language. And I’ve seen people turn their back on Jesus because of it. I have argued with many others who have turned to Godspeak to uphold their “holier-than-thou” ranking, but when it comes right down to it, are they applying what they keep saying to themselves?

Godspeak seems to just be a very negative trait many Christians have picked up. What’s wrong with just talking normally? Why not be the person God made us to be and use our character for Him? Why must we become so flowery? My whole goal in life is to make others happy and feel important, and in that, shine the love of God to them. I don’t want to be preachy in what I say, because it doesn’t get anything across. In the end, those who use Godspeak are just trying to make themselves look good.

A Look Into This Week

Forgive me if this post gets too long, but I really need to vent over something that’s been happening for the last week.

So, as most of you know, I have a Tumblr account, where I reblog stuff, write my own posts, and post up some of my art. It’s a really fun place, and I’ve met some amazing people, joined one of the best squads on the Internet, and literally spent hours through the night just having a blast with everyone online. It’s a place where I can just relax and have a good time without much worry.

That hasn’t been the case this week though. While my friends and I are still having fun with one another online, we’re receiving very rude hate, both off anonymous and on. This isn’t just the ‘Man, your blog sucks’ hate, this is the ‘you’re wrong that you believe in this thing and you’re a horrible person” hate. For the very first time since I had joined Tumblr back in 2015, I received some very vulgar comments, not about me, but about my faith.

I wasn’t the only one to receive this though. Almost the whole entire squad (minus like 3 people) also had vile, rude, horrid comments. What I had in my inbox was really bad, but I wasn’t hit as hard as some of the others. These people are literally riding the squad’s tails, questioning them, attacking them, even downright trying to irritate us. It’s report-worthy, to say the least. They call us ‘idiot Christians’, and one of them made a post saying that he had spent the whole day with us, arguing with us. Like, you were the one who decided to bombard us, isn’t that your issue, kid?

I’m very disgusted. My friends have replied with love and gentleness, and they have displayed a Christ-likeness that us very inspiring, but I’m so sick of seeing this attack’s negative crap on my dashboard. What do they think we’ll do? Be like,”Oh yes you’re so right my mind is changed now thanks.”? Yeah, right.

My testimonyYou see, I’ve never actually understood why the heck someone would want to put hate on someone’s blog. Doesn’t make them look good.  Actually, they look pretty dumb. Life’s hard enough without them making it worse for others.

I think it’s pretty obvious I was boiling angry when I received those vile, wicked comments. How dare someone speak about Jesus like that! It would’ve been different if they approached me in a more kinder, gentler, and less blasphemous way. The outcomes would be so different. And yet, they didn’t. *slow clap* Way to go dude.

As I was sitting in church today, the pastor was talking about how wickedness tries to get us to give up the faith in God. I thought that was very fitting considering all the crap that’s been happening this week. I can’t just give up because somebody is trying to be annoying and angering. Because God is in control.

The squad has said this multiple times, but this was actually a blessing in disguise. Our friendships with one another are stronger now. We’re watching one another’s backs and we’re reaching out to others.A few days ago, I decided to put up my testimony, and  I’ve gotten multiple comments from different people telling me that they were moved by it and never give up hope. And I’m not going to. I won’t be stopped. I’m not giving anyone that victory.

All in all, despite this horrible blogs that are being created just to attack the squad and me, I really feel like God has His hand on us. Not to sound flowery, of course, but I really do believe it. I’m still beyond angry, but I know that no matter what, we won’t be stopped.

 

Astronomy: A Testament of Truth

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Ugh, I can not believe that one month went by and I hadn’t written a single blog post. Between art practice and working on collaborations and other stuff and studying and all that, I completely forgot about my blog posts. I mean, good grief, I said that was off hiatus and what happens?! I go on it again. I gravely apologize.

However, I have thought up a topic I would like to discuss, something that I have been interested in since I was a kid and am aspiring to do; astronomy. Since I was just a toddler, the sky has always interested me. The way weather worked, the colors it held when it was different parts of the day, the clouds and their formations- it all fascinated me, and it still does. The night sky is particularly interesting to me, because while the day sky is interesting and still just as pretty, the night sky reveals things you wouldn’t see when the sun was out. The stars come out, the planets orbit around space, and sometimes, you can see satellites drifting by (believe me, it’s pretty cool when you get to see one fly past.).

While astronomy testifies to God’s love and power so much, some people refuse to believe in the God that made it all. Oftentimes scientists will try to shove the Big Bang theory into people’s faces in an attempt to get them to believe in it. I’ve constantly seen it in astronomy (actually, every single astronomy book I have read will try to give an explanation for this theory.) and it’s not only apparent in these books, but also a ton of other science books.

In case you are not aware of what the Big Bang theory is, it is the belief that the universe was in just the right state that planets and stars could be created. Wikipedia gives a more detailed description:

The Big Bang theory is the prevailing cosmological model for the universe from the earliest known periods through its subsequent large-scale evolution. The model accounts for the fact that the universe expanded from a very high density and high temperature state, and offers a comprehensive explanation for a broad range of phenomena, including the abundance of light elements, the cosmic microwave background, large scale structure and Hubble’s Law. If the known laws of physics are extrapolated beyond where they have been verified, there is a singularity. Some estimates place this moment at approximately 13.8 billion years ago, which is thus considered the age of the universe. After the initial expansion, the universe cooled sufficiently to allow the formation of subatomic particles, and later simple atoms. Giant clouds of these primordial elements later coalesced through gravity to form stars and galaxies.

…..Haha, okay, that was a really detailed description of what it is, but to translate, this definition is stating that the universe reached a high density and temperature state to form basically everything we knew, from atoms to planets, and scientists estimate that this happened billions of years ago. The galaxies and stars that we see are formed from gas clouds, and this is how we came into being.

tumblr_mdhixtKoZl1rar248o1_500I will always use this argument to the day I die, but if this were true, wouldn’t a much Higher Being have to even make these gases and laws for even anything to form? Because the universe can’t create on its own; it needs someone of Greater Power to even design how it works!

This is just one reason why I disagree with the idea of the Big Bang theory as well as evolution. These theories are just ways to avoid God. They don’t want to credit Him.

For those who agree with evolution, let’s take a concept. Suppose you are a very powerful being, with an ability to create and control anything you desire. Nothing is stopping you; you can let your imagination run free, so you do! You want to create a world with creatures on it, and you want to design this world so it’s beautiful or those who live there. You love these creatures so much and you want the best for them. So you create all sorts of gorgeous things, from the skies above to the grass and colors all around.

For a while, the people are happy and content. They love you and what you have done for them. They take care of what you have placed for them, and they do it gladly. But then some start getting rebellious. To them, this is their world, and they should have the right to control it, so they start making up their own rules. They design their own forces and create large rebellions, roping others into what they believe until almost everyone is under the illusion that everything is in their control and that they created their existence. And all the while, you watch as the ones you love slowly drift away from you, breaking up what you did to protect them and show them love and support.

0e4f2cf5173b800985ef1e09a42ffe0eThis is us. We are the rebellious. We’ve cut God out of our lives, torn apart what He has done for us, and have become our own gods falsely. We create our own laws and concepts in an attempt to cut Him out of everything. We don’t want Him in our lives; we want to be all-powerful. And during our rebellion, God is watching us fade from His protection.

Evolution is one way scientists try to cut God out of everything. They want to believe something different created the universe. Man wants the credit for himself, so he’ll try anything to get it.  We see it in everyday life; people at a job where they take the credit someone else worked hard on, people on the Internet who steal art and claim it as their own or don’t even give credit at all. It’s everywhere, but it’s on an extreme level when man tries taking credit away from God.

I’m reminded of God every time I look up at the stars. Those shining beams of light and giant planets were placed in the exact right places by God. He created the pulls on the planets to allow them to stay in place, to orbit. And when I look up at the night sky, I’m reminded that God cared enough for us to let us study these miracles.  He made this sky for me, that I can marvel at His power and love for me. There is no greater love than that.

Astronomy should not be taken lightly, though it is by many scientists. But those that can look up at the sky and know that God is real, that He made this sky for us, and that He loves us and we believe in Him; those are the ones that can see that God was the One who made the universe and everything outside of it. And maybe some of us can become those astronomers that can step into the science realm speaking the truth about God and we can share His love with others. This is what our world really needs.

He Lives!

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For some, Easter may be just another holiday that involves eating quite a bit and getting together with family. When thinking about Easter, we probably associate it with chicks and bunnies, colored eggs and flower. And while some of that is awesome and creative, there is one important reason Easter is what it is.

Easter is probably the most happy and memorable holiday out of all of them that I celebrate. I can recall many good memories associated with Easter, such as collecting plastic Easter eggs when I was younger and then when I became older, it was the food and company I enjoyed the most. However, there is yet another reason why I am so fond of Easter. It is the day Christ conquered the grave.

1456375bffb1dc7db220e2dc9cbc7ed3What does this mean? Well, many centuries ago, God became man and lived among other humans, During His time on earth, he healed the sick, raised the dead, and taught about God to crowds as well as making friends and gathering with others. Though some people were not too fond of Jesus, many were, and they came to know Him and accept Him.

However, on one particular night, one of Jesus’ disciples and friends, Judas, betrayed Jesus and led a group of Roman soldiers to Him to capture Him. Though His disciples tried to protect Jesus from the soldiers, Jesus willingly went with them to trial. Jesus went to multiple trials, and nobody could find fault with Him. The crowds were angry; they wanted Jesus dead, and thus, He was condemned to die on the cross, the death of a thief and robber.

However, this isn’t the end, Three days after Jesus died, two women came to His tomb to decorate it and clean it. Upon entering, they discovered that Jesus’ body was not there. An angel that was there told them that Jesus had risen! He was alive, just as He said He would be! Rejoicing, the women went to their loved ones, telling them the news.

db9c5479a308a30e6374ad80d6b452dcWhy was this necessary? Why did Jesus have to die? He could’ve stopped everything to keep Himself alive, so why did He let it happen?

Back in those days, the people were suppose to sacrifice an unblemished lamb. This would cleanse of their sins for a short time, but as soon as they sinned again, they would have to make another sacrifice. This was a continuous cycle they had to repeat, but when Jesus died, the Lamb of God, his death meant we were forgiven, and we wouldn’t have to sacrifice anything anymore, because His forgiveness was and is eternal.

This is why Easter is such a happy holiday to celebrate. Jesus’ death means life for me and everyone who accepts Him. We are all sinners, deserving of hell, but Christ has extended a gift to us if only we accept it. And this is why I love this time of year.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! I plan on enjoying Easter lunch after church, then just hanging out. It’s been gorgeous outside the past few days! At long last, winter is gone!!

A Guide Guide to OC Creation

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(All art in this post is drawn by me. Please do not steal or copy without permission. I will find you if you steal this.)

Okay, so as promised, new content is going to be filling my blog up. This week, I want to talk about something it seems that not a whole lot of people go into detail about; OC creation. I’ll do the best I can to explain it.

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You may be wondering what an OC is. An OC stands for ‘own character’, and refers to a character someone made himself. It could be a character designed for a fan fiction, like a lot of people do, or it could be characters in your own book. Most people have at least one OC they like to do things with (roleplay, draw, write a one-shot about.), but if you don’t but want to learn how to make one, you’ve come to the right place.

OC creation doesn’t take that much time, and yet it seems like it does. What I mean by that is it takes a bit of thinking to get that character you want. You have to come up with characteristics, talent, abilities, looks, personality, etc. Sometimes people use what writers call ‘character sheets’ to refer to specifics about their OC. This is very helpful and keeps ideas in a concise order for later reference.

It may seem intimating at first, but with these steps, you’ll be creating OCs in no time! Let’s get started with the first step.

The Character’s Look

This is essential for creation of your own character. Without an appearance, people won’t really know how to picture your character and may become rather bored at the concept. Of course, we don’t want that! So how do we make the character’s outer appearance?

February drawingThe first step is to imagine what you think they may look like. Hair color and eye color are pretty important, along with the build of the character. A weak and rather skinny kid is probably not going to be lifting any heavy logs with his build, but a burly, strong man will be able to do the job. Build is important to the character because it gives them certain characteristics that will aid them in the story.

It’s also important to note what expression they have. Grumpier people will tend to scowl more, but optimistic, happy characters usually appear pleasant. The grumpy person can look pleasant, of course, but they’re masking what they are feeling, which can be a good trait for characters who try to hide their real selves away from the world.

The Character’s Personality

Pic1 - CopyPersonality is also key for a character. It helps viewers and readers dive more into what these characters are like and also helps them relate to the character. Whether angry, happy, optimistic, or depressed, this encourages more life into your character.

One thing that really helped me expand on my OCs’ personality is taking this quiz from my character’s perspective. Personality types really do help other people understand people better, and while some people may not fit into a certain personality type, it really does help get an idea for what they may be like.

It also helps to watch other people’s character, whether it’s on TV or in real life. Trust me, this works wonders! Most screen writers know what they’re doing when designing their character.

The Character’s Intentions and Ambitions

Think about it. We’re all kind of aiming ourselves towards a particular ambition we have. It doesn’t matter what it is; we all have that one dream we want to be fulfilled one day.

So does the OC! The character wants something fulfilled of their own, whether it’s a dream they have or something they want to see happen. Does your character have that get-rick scheme? They’re aiming to be rich, and quickly, so they may collect a bunch of ideas they have in order to get that to happen. What about that female character who wants to get the attention of her crush? She may try different things to impress him.

Edris sketchYou could also have those ambition-less characters. Stella is almost one of these types of people; doing what she wants without really having an objective. You could have a character like that, but make sure it works for the character’s personality. One of those characters who is driven towards goals is not going to be ambition-less.

Intentions are important, too. Intentions mean that once something is fulfilled, what they’re going to be doing with it. Some people’s intentions is strictly revenge, for others, it’s just to grab the attention of someone they admire. Personalities do play a key role in character development, so make sure ambitions and intentions match up to them.

The Character’s Role

Role is such an important part of the character. Just like people in the real world have an important role, so does your character. Are they the villain, or are they the protagonist. Is she the side character, or is she just that one character that helps the protagonist get back on her feet?

Jobs of the character could also be a role. For one of my characters, Remus, his role is like that of a scientist or chemist. He works with science quite a bit, so his job leans more towards the chemist side of things.

 

Of course, any job can be picked, since there are so many different options out there. The jobs the characters do will have an effect on them in many different ways and may strengthen or weaken their character, so it’s important to add that to your OC.

 

Well, that’s pretty much all you need to know to build your OC! The rest is up to you! Relationships, the world they live in, the clothes they wear-it’s all up to you! And if you get frustrated with yourself, look up some OC building helps! Masterposts of OC creation is out and rally can help you expand on your character! Remember to have fun while doing it!

Thanks for reading! If there is a topic you want me to consider writing about, feel free to comment under one of my posts! Feedback is very much appreciated!

Have a great weekend!

Hiatus No More!

Hello, everyone! I’m very sorry for the lack of posts for a while. Life has been slightly busy and I have been working on some new projects, but fear not! More blog posts are on the way, and you won’t want to miss them!

And as always, I appreciate feedback! Whether it’s comments or suggestions, I am grateful for all of them! Thank you to the readers who have stuck with me and this blog!

Here are some of the posts you can expect to see:

  • The Complete Guide to OC Creation
  • Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles Review
  • My Faith and Beliefs
  • A White Collar Review

This blog is no longer on expected hiatus; I’m up and ready with more topics!

Onwards!

Agent Carter

Hey! I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I have been trying to put together an important page for my blog here, and life has been fairly busy (plus I managed to get some sort of allergy or whatever.) but I want to blog about a show that was premiered last week.

One of Marvel’s top television shows, Agent Carter, was a hit last Tuesday when their second season premiered. The show was very popular, and actually became the most popular topic talked about on Tumblr. My family gathered around the big screen with bowls of cheesy popcorn in the hopes that this season would be awesome!

I actually didn’t watch Agent Carter when it first was on TV, but not a day after Christmas, as soon as we received the show, my whole family introduced it to me. The setting was awesome (I am a big fan of the 40’s era.) and the characters were portrayed in interesting and fun ways.  It ranks right up there with Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The story follows a woman by the name of Peggy Carter, who was a respected leader of the army during the war and a good friend of Steve Rogers (Captain America.) With a heart full of remorse and sadness, Peggy not only has to deal with that but also the adjustment of living back in the normal world, where women were not respected and were more viewed as coffee people in the work place.

One day, Peggy met with Stark, who helped Captain America become who he was and a scientist.  Stark was on the run from SSR and he needed Peggy to do some things for him while he was off in hiding, so he left his butler Jarvis with her and ran off. Now the real trouble starts with having to keep what she knows about Stark a secret and trying to solve mysteries while watching her back for a certain woman and her counterpart who want her dead.

e5d46495c4a4c69e53990e7f36f733b1It’s probably best to watch the very first Captain America before you see this, otherwise you may be lost. The show does remind the viewer of what happened in the important scenes of Captain America, but you probably won’t fully understand what is going on. Luckily for me, I sat with the bro when he watched the movie a few times over, so I remembered some incidents.

The show definitely has a different feel from the hit show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Suits and skirts definitely give the feel that this isn’t modern, although there are some modern units and devices in the show that really make it interesting. The chase for HYDRA’s history is still going on, though, and while Peggy is trying to uncover the secrets of Captain America’s enemy, the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew is receiving some chilling discoveries that could topple both of the shows’ worlds.

I am an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fan, I admit. Though the acting was very poor in the beginning of the show, and it seemed like they were lacking a good plot, they got a move on, but Agent Carter was immediately up and rolling without problems. That was what impressed me about this show. Marvel seemed almost ready to show Peggy Carter’s future.

And now for the review. There was not a whole lot of swearing in the show, and all scenes have so far been clean, so for a good plot, cleanliness, and well-built characters, I give this show an 8 out of 10. It’s appropriate for children and is interesting for the adults, so the whole family can gather around!

Thanks for reading! I there is a topic you want me to consider writing about, feel free to comment below any of my posts!

Have a wonderful week!

This entry was posted on January 27, 2016, in TV. 2 Comments