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the geek artist athlete

Mar 6 '14
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There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three are one, and they give life to each other.

Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. Let no one try to separate them; they cannot be separated. If you have only one of them or not all together, you have nothing. So if you pray, fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear to others you open God’s ear to yourself.

When you fast, see the fasting of others. If you want God to know that you are hungry, know that another is hungry. If you hope for mercy, show mercy. If you look for kindness, show kindness. If you want to receive, give. If you ask for yourself what you deny to others, your asking is a mockery.

Let this be the pattern for all men when they practice mercy: show mercy to others in the same way, with the same generosity, with the same promptness, as you want others to show mercy to you.

Therefore, let prayer, mercy and fasting be one single plea to God on our behalf, one speech in our defense, a threefold united prayer in our favor.

Let us use fasting to make up for what we have lost by despising others. Let us offer our souls in sacrifice by means of fasting. There is nothing more pleasing that we can offer to God, as the psalmist said in prophecy: “A sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; God does not despise a bruised and humbled heart.”

Offer your soul to God, make him an oblation of your fasting, so that your soul may be a pure offering, a holy sacrifice, a living victim, remaining your own and at the same time made over to God. Whoever fails to give this to God will not be excused, for if you are to give him yourself you are never without the means of giving.

To make these acceptable, mercy must be added. Fasting bears no fruit unless it is watered by mercy. Fasting dries up when mercy dries up. Mercy is to fasting as rain is to earth. However much you may cultivate your heart, clear the soil of your nature, root out vices, sow virtues, if you do not release the springs of mercy, your fasting will bear no fruit.

When you fast, if your mercy is thin your harvest will be thin; when you fast, what you pour out in mercy overflows into your barn. Therefore, do not lose by saving, but gather in by scattering. Give to the poor, and you give to yourself. You will not be allowed to keep what you have refused to give to others.

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St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop of Ravenna (405-450 AD)
Dec 27 '13

Christmas gift for my best bro(ny) Win! 

It’s a fleece blanket. Designed and sewn by yours truly.

Dec 27 '13
Christmas with the Smiths in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
Watercolor and colored pencils.

Christmas with the Smiths in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Watercolor and colored pencils.

Nov 30 '13

This is what happens when we forget to bring settlers to Thanksgiving.

Aug 25 '13
"Caring is an evolutionarily advantageous trait, he thought. Individuals that care about the things of life tend to live and pass on their caring genes. Individuals that don’t care don’t."
Apathy Is Not Evolutionarily Advantageous (freewrite)

(Source: github.com)

Aug 25 '13
"She wondered what kind of deep truths would be communicated between their eyes during that doomed, weightless minute. He would know. He would know then."
A Train Headed West (freewrite)

(Source: github.com)

Aug 25 '13
"I see now, my dear Ivan. It is not that you want justice, it is that you want your justice now."
Justice for Abel (freewrite)

(Source: github.com)

Jul 22 '13

Controller decals!

http://brokenshard.net/store

Jul 9 '13
This bit of protest art was done in response to Nintendo banning Melee streams at EVO. By the time I had finished this piece, Nintendo had relented, thanks to the outcry of thousands of dedicated smashers and fans.

This bit of protest art was done in response to Nintendo banning Melee streams at EVO. By the time I had finished this piece, Nintendo had relented, thanks to the outcry of thousands of dedicated smashers and fans.

Jul 3 '13

I tore my meniscus a little less than a month ago playing football (I play defensive end for the St. Louis Slam). I just had surgery on my knee yesterday morning to clear away the torn cartilage. In hopes of raising money to help me pay for my operation and subsequent rehab, I started creating these smash bros vinyl decals.

They’re perfect for laptops, smash setups, and car windows. Right now I mainly have the series symbols for melee characters along with the smash logos. $10 for 4 decals. You can pick and choose which four you would like if you don’t want all of them the same kind.

I have an online store on my website http://brokenshard.net/store

Mar 5 '13
Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.

Feb 13 '13
A commission for a smashing buddy, Roux. Being a fellow Samus main, I enjoyed this.
Sketched on paper, scanned, then painted in MyPaint, and tweaked in GIMP.

A commission for a smashing buddy, Roux. Being a fellow Samus main, I enjoyed this.

Sketched on paper, scanned, then painted in MyPaint, and tweaked in GIMP.

Feb 7 '13

Some quick marker doodles for a friend. 

Feb 6 '13
For Mew2King’s birthday. 

For Mew2King’s birthday. 

Feb 1 '13
Victory!
What a WIN for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Smash community raised nearly $95K in support with the grand total of all fighting games over $200K! Good work everyone!
It looks like Smash will be at Evo 2013!

Victory!

What a WIN for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Smash community raised nearly $95K in support with the grand total of all fighting games over $200K! Good work everyone!

It looks like Smash will be at Evo 2013!