Star Wars KOTOR Dream Cast

Hey guys, here is my dream cast of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic:

Female Revan- Summer Glau

Revan
Male Revan- Karl Urban

Revan3
Carth Onasi- Nathan Fillion

Carth
Jolee- Ron Glass

Jolee
Bastilla-  Lily Collins

Bastilla
Mission-  Hayden Panettiere

mission
Zalazar- Joonas Suotamo (He is the Chewbacca double in Force Awakens)

Zalazar
Malak- Corey Stoll

Malak
Mk-47- Kristoffer Tabori- (He voiced him in the game)
Juhani- Jessica Lowndes

Juhane

Canders- Stephen Lang

Mandalorian dude

None of these pictures are mine, I got most of them off IMDb, Wikipedia, and a couple other websites.

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8th President Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson was the 8th President of the United States, he was elected in 1829 and served through 1837.

During his term Jackson’s Secretary of War, John Eaton was under scrutiny about the marriage of widowed Peggy O’Neill. When they got married rumors started flying about how long they had been having a relationship, most people thought that they had been having an affair while her former husband was still alive. President Jackson defended Peggy and John Eaton but few actually believed President Jackson.

  • Another notable occurrence during President Jackson’s time in office was the Maysville Road bill, this bill asked for funding in building a road stretching from Maysville to Washington. Jackson disagreed with the bill, so he vetoed it.
  • In 1830 the Indian Removal act was passed, this act basically removed the Indians from their territory and plopped them somewhere else. Most tribes went willingly in the beginning but  later in time they resisted being ‘removed’ and that resulted in what was dubbed the Black Hawk War due to the fact that the main instigator was named Blackhawk. From what I gathered it wasn’t much of a ‘war’ but still.  America as a whole wasn’t very nice to the Indians during that time period.

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  •  During President Jackson’s time spent in office in 1832,  the south,I guess you could say rebelled against a tariff passed by the country. They believed the tariff was favoring the north over them. A tariff is another word for tax, and this tariff taxed imported goods. The result of the tariff cut into the south’s profit but benefited the north and as you can imagine the south, and especially South Carolina weren’t very happy about that. So the south proposed something called nullification, this is where the states or state declare the bill or law unconstitutional within their own borders, (We can still use Nullification now,) anyway in response to that congress passed the Force Act which stated that we could take military action against anyone one that resisted the tariff acts. (But then again) Thankfully, South Carolina and Andrew Jackson found a compromise that slowly lowered the tariff over the next decade.
  • In 1832 President Jackson vetoed the recharter Second Bank of the United State. Jackson vetoed this because he deemed it unconstitutional because of the control it handed to the banks, one of the bigger issues in the bill was that  it exempted foreign stockholders from taxation but contained a loop hole, that let the states to tax resident stockholders. After the veto the House and Senate weren’t able to gather enough votes to override the veto.
  • And guess what happened in January 30th, 1835, an assassination attempt on President Jackson’s life by one Richard Lawrence. It was an epic failure, both of Lawrence’s guns misfired. After the police arrested Lawrence he spent the rest of his life in a mental institution. Lawrence seemed to be on his own in his attempt on President Jackson’s life but Jackson was convinced that he was hired by opposing parties.
  • The Texas Revolution also happened during Jackson’s time in office, but we didn’t join the United States until 1845, the year Jackson died.

There we go, that was all the major events that went on during President Jackson’s term.

The Captain Attends a Camp Meeting

The Captain Attends a Camp Meeting written by Johnson Jones Hooper in 1845.
This story was written in third person (he, she, it, they.)

The story starts out with Captain Suggs bemoaning his money problems. He set off to a camp meeting that was in full blast after his wife informed him that they were about out of coffee, sugar, j’ints, and middilns, (I have absolutely no idea what the last two are) but they were about out of it. So he ran off to a camp meeting exclaiming “someone must suffer”.  When he arrived at the camp meeting he was welcomed by the sight of people preaching and so forth. While he was watching the proceedings, he noticed a brother who was over near the women and wondered why the preachers never hugged the old ugly women. It was a little bit before he was spotted, but when he was the preacher pointed at Suggs exclaiming that he was sinner, a miserable old critter and how he was bound for hell and so forth. Suggs had a few not so polite thoughts then but he didn’t voice them. He was soon surrounded by many well-meaning people giving him their own recipe for saving his soul. For a good bit he stood there silently then he started to cry and looked like he was being overwhelmed by his emotions. He was then directed/ordered to the mourning bench and was prayed and sang over. The Captain remained on the bench crying, groaning, and screaming, for a good long while. Until suddenly he jumped up joyfully and then related his religious experience he had the whole place enthralled. They firmly believed he was a believer, enough so that Suggs was dubbed a brother. That next day during church he started a fund for a ministry that Suggs was going to start, he collected almost a hundred dollars. The preacher who was going to manage the funds asked Suggs to turn over the money to him, but Suggs convinced him that it needed to be prayed over in the very swamp in which he was saved, by him only. The preacher readily agreed, Suggs got on his horse and rode of with little less than a hundred dollars. He had swindled them, that preacher was either feeling his wheaties or extremely gullible.

You have to admit, this group is borderline stupid and prideful,  and I say prideful, because some of them gave larger amounts than what they planned because they didn’t want to be seen as poor. Not to mention, who gives a large amount of money to a man they just met the previous night, and then lets him ride of to “pray” over the money? And honestly, I thought the church folk in this story looked pretty ridicules with all the yelling and the repeating of the same term 15 times in one sentence. It takes them an hour to say anything because they keep yelling out Amen every five words. To me, it almost feels like they are trying to reinforce their belief to others by the constant “Praise the Lord”. Because I’ve heard several good sermons where they got the message across and didn’t have to use repetitive terms.

A Municipal Report

A Municipal Report written by O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) in 1909.
This story is written in first person.

And did you know that the man who wrote this story was accused of embezzlement from the bank he worked at to fund his writing career, and then fled the country but returned when he got news that his wife was terminally ill. Mr. Porter was then caught, tried and sent to prison where he stayed for over 3 years working as a clerk in the prison pharmacy. He wrote magazine articles while he was there, under the name O. Henry.

Anyway, the story is written in the point of view of a man (I don’t believe we ever learn his name) who was sent by a newspaper company to sign a contract with a woman they knew as Azalea Adair. Who had been sending them poems and essays to the paper, they sent nameless man to strike a deal with her for 2 cents a word before someone else discovered her and paid her much more. The story starts with the narrator arriving in Nashville, Tennessee and describes the place on several occasions as a quiet place. He then gets to his hotel, which is described as a beautiful place with marvelous architecture. After he arrives there and as gone up to his room and come back down he is accosted by a drunken menace know as Major Caswell who was unfourtanly well known to the staff of the hotel. Major Caswell buys the narrator a drink and then railed on about family tree’s against the narrators wishes but he went along as not to be rude, whenever the narrator finally made his escape the  clerk apologized and said that they wished to kick him out of the bar but they had no legal grounds to do so. And so, the next day as he heads out of the hotel he looks around for a taxi, there is only one around, which is run by an older black fellow (who you find out later is a descendent of kings) who is dressed in a peculiar jacket that used to be an army coat but was no longer in it’s former glory but it had been decorated with love, all the buttons were missing except one button. When the narrator tells him where he’s going the driver show an interest in why he’s going there showing a familiarity to the address. When they get to Mrs. Adair’s house the coachman tried to claim that her house was outside of town warranting a two dollar fare instead of the regular 50 cents. The narrator didn’t fall for that but he gave the man 2 dollars anyway after the coachman  begged him for it. Next, we find out Mrs. Adair is an sweet old woman with slight money problems because of reasons we find out later. Well, anyway after they talked for a bit, Mrs. Adair asked if he liked some tea she was out for the moment but she was going to send a little black girl to go buy some. When Mrs. Adair handed a dollar for the tea to the little girl the narrator recognized it as one of the dollars he handed to the coachman because it had been torn then put back together using a strip of blue tape. The little girl ran back into the house to use the back door, but she didn’t get out of the house before we heard yelling and a scream. Mrs. Adair rushed to go sort things out, she came back and apologized that tea might have to wait. The narrator said goodbye, but afterwards realized he never asked her whole name but decided to do that tomorrow, he also couldn’t stand slighting the old woman into 2 cents a word so he lied and said she was holding out at eight cents. When he got back to the hotel he was once again accosted by Major Caswell who paid for a round of drinks with our narrator with the same dollar bill he gave to the coachman, and that he saw Mrs. Adair give to the little girl. He goes back to Mrs. Adair’s house the next day using the same coach man. The narrator noticed Mrs. Adair looked paler and frailer than the previous day, she signed the contract for eight cents a word. After she signed the contract she got paler and started to slip out of her chair, he told the coach man to go get the doctor, he returned with one. The diagnosis was mal-nourishment, in his words the result of poverty, pride, and starvation. Mrs. Adair had many friends who would aid her but she wouldn’t accept anything except from the coachman who was once owned by her family. The doctor also revealed that Mrs. Adair’s last name was Caswell, wife to the drunk Major Caswell who uses every last penny she gets from anywhere to go get drunk. The next day when the narrator went for a stroll he spotted the cab driver, his coat was in even worse condition than it was before and the button was missing. About two hours he noticed a crowd growing, he curiously pushed to the front, he saw a doctor checking to see if Major Caswell was alive, he was not. It was found out that he was found in a dark alley and brought into the drug store by a few citizens. Major Caswell’s hands were clenched so tight that his fingers would not open, while the narrator stood there that fingers of the right hand relaxed and dropped something at the narrator’s feet he quietly covered it up with his foot. A little later he picked it up and pocketed it, he figured in his last moments he yanked something retained something of the killers. When the narrator got back to his hotel room he pulled out the missing button from the coachman’s coat and threw it into the  river. 

I personally think what the narrator did was a good thing to do. Maybe it was against the law, and it did help the Coachman get away with murder, but I would have done it, too. And then onto the subject of the Coachman, I can’t say I blame him either, murder is wrong, but why he did it was pure. He wanted to protect Mrs. Caswell, and in that time period and to a woman of that generation divorce wasn’t an option, so there really wasn’t another avenue they could take. This story also brings up the issue of alcoholism, and what it does to a marriage. Alcohol does nasty things to a person, it turns a human into Major Caswell for example, rude, uncaring, in debt, and in this case abusive. He may have never actually hit her, but he spent all her money on alcohol so she didn’t have any for food.

An Owre True Tale

A Legend of Maryland: “An Owre True Tale”, written by John Pendleton Kennedy in 1857.
This story is written in first person (I, we, etc)

This story starts out with a speech about the beauty of history, and putting together of the accounts of historical facts, or stories.

Then we start learning about the actual tale, which begins by talking about a cavern named Tablot’s Cave near , according to the story teller, that cave is no longer there, due to construction. Corporations suddenly realized the value of granite in the cliff, and so that cave was no more. Now, while we learn about Talbot, we also get to see how he put together the story.

The story tells us that this tale is a bunch of facts and stories that he collected over a period of time. Like the fact he had two English hawks with him, which were prized in the sport of falconry, along with the fact that he was related  with Lord Baltimore,  signifies that he was a man of standing, we also pick up that he must have had a good character since the stories say that he befriended the Indians that lived near the area, and he must have had help concealing himself when he was an outlaw. We also get the time period that this story by the little things we know, like his hawks, etc. It’s that kind of deduction that the tale of Talbot’s cave is made of.

I’m going to start off with how the tale was put together, were how he collected the facts, then I’ll go onto the tale.

The storyteller of this story took several tears to put it together, it was sort of a hobby you could say. He gave up on it a couple times, his interest was peaked after the first time giving up because of a book he discovered that mentioned a Colonel George Talbot who was committed for murder. This book also tells us that after he escaped he was retaken tried, then some time later pardoned, so the author of that book believes. This story didn’t exactly help with the story of the tale, but it got him started on the tale once again. And once again there was a lapse of time until one day he made a visit to the County of Saint Mary’s where he discovered an old brick ruin of what looked to be an substantial mansion the name of the family reminded and encouraged him to continue working on the Talbot story.

Within a short distance from where they were, there was a notable fort that connected to a mansion that Lord Baltimore would use every once in a while. The storyteller and his companions then set out to look at the mansion for any relics or such, and so they enlisted a guide. An old African American who looked about 80 but was said to be older, this man led them to  where the mansion used to stand, they found nothing that had to do with the cave. But the mansion did belong to Lord Baltimore. Next they made their way to a graveyard, that they had been informed by some of the household, preserved. The old man accompanied them there, on the way there he stopped by a cabin and grabbed a hoe, for reasons they didn’t know at the time. There wasn’t many tombstones, just a small cluster, they were about to leave before the old man directed there attention back to the tombstone he was about to uncover, that belonged to Master Rousby who was stabbed on a ship named The Quaker Ketch. Thanks to this we learn that Colonel Talbot, the Surveyor-General in 1684 killed Christopher Rousby on a war ship. Next we head to Annapolis to look for any historic sites that lend a clue. During that time the Legislature told the executive to search through government buildings with the goal of discovering old state papers and the such, but after consignment the papers fell into neglect. Until a man named David Ridgley the State Librarian went through all the buildings picking up the papers.

It was with this man that the storyteller found another little tidbit, he found  a decayed MS. Volume, they found it in a case, this volume turned out to be a journal of the council for several years including the very date of the death of the collector on the patuxent, which gives us a a narrative about an old tradition pertaining to the cave.

Charles Calvert, aka Lord Baltimore, was according to the information he collected was a good man and ruler. He was governor of Maryland, then he became Lord Proprietary, most of the population liked him. Lord Baltimore was a Roman Catholic, according to this story at the time The nation feared the Catholics, worried about plans for the Pope to overthrow England and such, anyway one day the King sent an order to the Proprietary o be dismissed from service, and hire Protestants in their stead. Lord Baltimore was also accused of evading taxes, or something of the sort. Although there was no evidence the King suggested retribution by a large sum of money

The storyteller only tells us this because it helps explain the relationship between Lord Baltimore and Christopher Rousby (the man who was stabbed). You see, Rousby was an enemy of the Proprietary (Lord Baltimore), their relationship was stressed. Lord Baltimore sent a few letters requesting that Rousby be relieved of his post, he was ignored.

So, instead of sending another letter he decided to go see the King himself, he never made it back. Before he left for England he made all necessary arrangements for the government, the chief authority he gave to his son Benedict Leonard Calvert who at the time was 13 or 14 years old. Lord Baltimore basically gave him control of everything while he was gone. But since Benedict was too young to carry out all the duties alone, he appointed nine Lieutenant Governors to help with his duties. One of these being George Talbot, the others names were Thomas Tailler, Colonel Vincent Low, Colonel Henry Darnsll, Colonel William Digges, Colonel William Stevens, Colonel William (there’s a lot of Williams here isn’t there) Burgess, Major Nicholas Sewall, and John Darnell. Once Lord Baltimore took care of these appointments he left to see the King and never came back.

We now move onto the subject of Talbot, it would seem he was a favorite of Lord Baltimore, he was born in Ireland from an prominent family, he had been on the council for a few years but his main thing was the military. Talbot had the Chief Command and the title and job Deputy Governor over the northern border of the Province. An area constantly exposed to the behavior of a fierce and warlike tribe called the Sasquesahannocks.

There was and strip pf land, that back then was called New Ireland, settled by mostly immigrants from the nation it is named after, this land fell under Talbot’s sphere of control. The settlers held their land under the Proprietary grants, each grants had conditions of course to serve in the local militia. Because of reason they built a fort there and Talbot was the Colonel. They had a very good routine figured out.

Talbot had a mansion that he spent a good amount of his time in with his very lovely and loyal wife and children.

We once again shift over to another bit of story, in 1684 the peaceful port of St. mary’s  visited by a small war ship of the kings, captained and crewed by a vulgar, rude, and all around hateful men. They harassed several of the citizens, and insulted the Calvert family. About a month later this ship was entering the Patuxent river, but gave no report that he was there.

During that time a rumor in town, that when Talbot heard of Captain Allen’s (the hateful captain) arrival, he went out to the ship to give the Captain a lesson on protocol, when he got there he found Allen conversing with Rousby, he gave them both a piece of his mind, the argument grew heated and when Talbot tried to leave he was unable to, it was then that things got really bad, and Talbot stabbed Rousby. Talbot was then detained by the Captain.

When two of Talbot’s friends her of this, they gave orders that Talbot would be arrested by the sheriff, then handed over to the council for judgment, two of the council members went over to the ship to do just this, and the Captain refused. Saying he was going to hand him over to the government of Virginia, which was a great insult to the government here, since the crime took place in their province.

Allen did just that, much to the anger of the Council, the Council then wrote to the Lord of Virginia to get their Talbot back, he refused. 

So one of Talbot’s friend named Phemlin Murry created a plan that involved Talbot’s wife, Talbot’s youngest kid, and a man named Roger Skreene,  they basically broke Talbot out of       prison. Talbot first went to his house, and he also had disguises for when he went out, and many of his friends would guard the road and such.

They stayed like this until he surrendered to the council for trial, Virginia having noticed Talbot’s recapture sent a letter demanding him back, Maryland leisurely refused. One day they did end up handing him over, then he was convicted and did his time till he was pardoned by James the Second.

Turns out Talbot never actually lived in the cave, but fled there for concealment every once in a while.

I like how in this story, the man had to determine facts from fiction, and how Talbot never lived in the cave but that’s what we were led to believe until the Storyteller started digging. I also appreciate how it took him several years, it always seemed faintly ridiculous how in the movies these historians found all this evidence and information in a few days.