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.

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.

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.

The Gilded Six Bits

The Gilded Six Bits written by Zora Neale Hurston and was first published in 1933.
This story is written in 3rd person (he she it).

This story is about a married African American couple, the husband along with most of the town works for the G and G fertilizer company . The story starts out with the wife Missie May taking a bath, slightly behind her daily schedule, so she hurries up her bath, she had barely gotten her shoes on when her husband, Joe, knocked on the door, they then commenced to their daily game mostly like tag. He would throw money through the doorway, then hide, she would find him then “wrestle” whatever goodies he brought home for her today. After their tussle, they then ate dinner, and Joe announced he was going to take Missie to the new ice cream parlor owned by a newcomer to town named Otis Slemmons. They then went on to have a conversation about the man, Joe wished he had his gut and a few other things, I think the man had some self image issues, though Missie told Joe she liked him just as he was. They had a wonderful time at the Ice cream parlor, Slemmons complemented Joe on Missie. On the way home Joe, for lack of a better word fangirled over Slemmons,  commenting on the way he talked, his stories about Chicago (where Slemmons was from), and the gold bits he wore on his clothing. Every Saturday he would parade Missie in the Ice cream parlor, he worked the night shift and Saturday was his only night off.  They were a very happy couple, they had a cycle, he would come home, do the mock battle, go to the ice cream parlor and then go to church on Sunday.

Until one night, around eleven a clock at night, G and G ran out of acid, so they sent everyone home. Joe was excited he could surprise his wife, on the way home, he thought about starting a family he wanted a boy. When Joe got home he saw a dim light shining through the bedroom window, he decided to go through the kitchen door. He was going to wash up before going in to Missie, on the way to the sink he accidentally knocked over a plate, he heard a loud gasp. Thinking he scared her, he quickly called out that it was just him. He heard a loud thump come from his room, Joe lit a match and hurried over thinking it was robbers or the like. Only to find Slemmons hurrying to get his pants on. Joe contemplated attacking the figure, but he froze, Missie was crying, and Slemmons was begging Joe not to kill him, offering all his money for his life. Joe unfroze, decked him then told him to get out. Slemmons hurried out but Joe’s intention was overrided by his fury he grabbed Simmons by his vest and punched him he skidded over to the door and Slemmons then got up and ran out the door. Missie May was sobbing, very strongly, not muttering a word. Joe stood there with a broken chain which turned out to be Slemmons’ watch charm in his hand that turned out be a four bit piece, hence why he never let anyone touch it. Joe just stood there staring at it, feeling a plethora of emotion, then he laughed, (why he laughed I have no idea) and then went to bed. Joe then asked Missie why she was crying, she answered because she loved him so much and she was sure he didn’t love her anymore. To that he answered she didn’t know that yet,  Apparently, Slemmons had offered her gold pieces, and he just kept advancing, Joe then told her to stop crying he got her a gold piece. The hours went by, Joe sitting on the bed frame, and Missie May dry sobbing, they stayed like that till the sun came up. Missie May didn’t plan on getting up, thinking there was no need for that, no reason to make breakfast, starch his clothes, clean the house, and she was embarrassed. But she got up when Joe asked her if she was going to make breakfast, you could cut the tension with a knife. But Joe never left her, and she couldn’t leave him, she loved him to much. But things were stressed, no more mock battles or candy kisses. Later that year, Missie May had a baby boy, and the spitting image of Joe according to Joe’s mother. And on a side note, Joe’s mother never approved of Joe marrying Missie May. Anyway the child was a motivator to them fixing there problems, Joe went and bought a large amount of candy kisses with the four bit piece. When he got back home, the game of tag began, and everything ended okay.

This Slemmons was full of hot air, his gold was fake, and he had to pay women to sleep with him  but he still seemed to think he was something special.

The little Convent Girl

The little Convent Girl, written by Grace King and first seen in 1893.

This story is about a twelve year old girl who had been placed in the convent by her father when she was an infant, only visiting her father on holidays. She never got to know her mother since her father took her away to Cincinnati when she was an baby and wouldn’t allow any contact. But now that her father died, she was going to go see her.

It was said in this story that she was an ideal convent girl, she didn’t talk unless spoken to, when she was told to sit down she would and wouldn’t get up until told to. She never forgot to pray. She wore black, and her hair was black, and her eyes were black as well.

Everybody loved her, the Captain would take her on deck to watch when they would get stuck on the bank or such, she was enthralled, she had been stuck in a convent all her life. Even the usually vulgar crew refrained from cussing when she was on deck. Though one of her favorite places to go was the pilot’s house. And the pilot loved having her there they would talk about the stars and the river. One day she actually stayed up past nine o’clock talking to the pilot.

The Captain and his crew were sad to see her go when the finally got to their destination.
Everyone was shocked to see her mother, I believe it was because she was black, I think, she never really described her. Anyways the next time the ship came into port in that city the Little Convent girl’s mother brought the girl to visit the Captain. The mother was worried about her saying all she did was pray and crochet and she thought visiting him would do her some good. It didn’t really, she walked off the edge of the ship and drowned shortly after the visit ended. I’m guessing her mother wasn’t what she was expecting since she killed herself,  they never found the body.

I find this story so incredibly sad, I can’t imagine living in such a strict environment as a convent, she never did anything without permission, never spoke unless spoken to, how incredibly lonely and constricting that must’ve been. And I’m guessing that she suppressed her emotion while growing up that she didn’t know what do with them when she experienced sadness and disappointment.