Author Archives: Will Cashien

Musical Mondays With Will: Introduction



Welcome to a new segment for the blog: Musical Mondays With Will! Obviously, this first introduction post is on a Sunday, but you can expect every consecutive post to be every Monday, posted at whatever time of day I have a free minute. The way this works is as follows: Everyone picks up to two songs, and links them down below. You then get a total of three votes, at least one of which must be used on a song not of your own choosing. Any song, any genre, anything you want. The only thing I ask is that no music videos are linked with graphic violence. The song with the most votes becomes the official SoL theme song for that week! (All voting ends Saturday each week) In case it wasn’t clear, this type of post is going to need a decent amount of participation to be any fun, so I hope you enjoy! My nominations are linked below. Get to it!





The Official Swords of Light Reading List!

Alright. I believe I’ve done this before a long time ago, but Bucky’s recent revitalization of the playlist post gave me the idea to revitalize this as well. This is a fun opportunity to list 10 books which you find to be inspirational or entertaining in some way, be they fiction or non-fiction, or if you want to make a list for both. At the end, I’ll compile the official SoL reading list!

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AIU (I was bored so this happened.)

The following transcripts represent the journal entries of one Lieutenant Carson Kek, of the Anomaly Investigations Unit of the U.S. Armed forces–the first man to experience inter-dimensional travel. The year is 2064. Unbeknownst to the public, this secretive branch of the American military, the AIU, have constructed a portal which purportedly leads to alternate planes of existence. Though the connection maintained by the portal was very weak, in early experimentation, things seemed promising. Limited trials of the fragile portal were done in which pig was able to travel through the portal and back when attached to a leash kept by researchers. After replicating this experiment on three separate occasions and with other life forms with varying success, the AIU decided only a human explorer could fully probe the depths of  the great beyond. It was a dangerous mission. One which all involved knew might end in disaster. But that did not stop Lieutenant Kek.  Born into a military family and having quickly distinguished himself in this new field of study through his remarkable mind, Lieutenant Kek was clearly the man for the job.




Lieutenant Kek, United States Armed Forces, AI Unit, reporting.

This is the journal in which I have been instructed to document my experiences in the great beyond. It is an hour before deployment, and this is my first entry. I have been instructed to document not only everything I see, but everything I think and feel during this mission. The Unit is interested in possible altered states of consciousness which may result from inter-dimensional travel.

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Question #150!



Welcome to the Question of the Week.

This is going to be a weird one.

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Question #149!


Hello and welcome to Question #149! After a week’s hiatus (I forgot to post) we’re back with another mind-tingling query. As some of you may or may not have noticed, a good number of us here at SoL (TM) are intrigued by the subject of personality types, particularly the Myers-Briggs. This question, however, is not about that. Your question is as thus: Suppose you are a psychologist trying to design a brand new personality assessment for people. How would you go about it? What questions would you ask? What do you think would be most important for you to know about people? Can we even measure a person’s personality by a test? Why or why not?

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