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Stewart Alan Williams
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  • Harbor Springs, MI
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What Kind of Nerdfighter Are You?
Historian
About Me:
I am currently working towards a bachelor's in history, with an emphasis in European history, at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.
I like reading, writing, history, and playing guitar.
Favorite Books, Movies, Music, and more
Absolute Favorite Music Artists: James Taylor, Jim Croce, Jonathan Coulton, Sam Cooke, Relient k, Brad Paisley, The Avett Brothers, Billy Joel, The Beatles

Favorite Movies By Genre:
Action - Gladiator
Western - Tombstone
War Film - We Were Soldiers
Comedy - Better Off Dead
Romance - While You Were Sleeping
Chick Flick - Steel Magnolias
Animated - Monsters INC.
Sci-fi - The Matrix

Tv: The Muppets, House, Sesame Street (old school), The Red Skelton Show, Dirty Jobs, Myth Busters, anything on the History Channel, What Not To Wear, Who's Line Is It Anyway?, Star Trek

Books: The Bible,The Bourne Trilogy, The Matarese Circle, The Giver, The Zombie Pirate Code, In Flanders Fields, We Were Soldiers Once And Young, The Chronicles Of Narnia, Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, A Wrinkle In Time, C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, Mere Christianity, The Dragon And The Raven, In Freedom's Cause, The Battle Cry Of Freedom, The Red Badge Of Courage
What's your favorite thing to put on your head?
Baskets
If you could do your happy dance with anyone who would it be with?
Ghengis Khan
Website:
http://duckwart.xanga.com/
When did you start watching the Vlogbrothers?
February, 2010
Make up your own DFTBA initialism!
Rawr

Stewart Alan Williams's Blog

Stuck in the muck: trench warfare

When the Great War began, armies attempted to fight using tactics that had been in use for hundreds of years. What they discovered, however, was that traditional tactics no longer worked. New technologies had made old tactics obsolete.

  1. For many years warfare had been primarily mobile. During a battle each army would be constantly moving. When two armies met the goal was to overpower or destroy the enemy force. This was usually accomplished one of two ways:An army would sent…
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Posted on September 30, 2011 at 8:14pm

What are the differences between World War 1 and 2?

It was proposed by a reader that I write a post outlining the differences between World War 1 and 2. These are the differences between the World Wars that seem most notable to me.

One of the differences between World War 1 and 2 is how and why they began.

  1. World War 1 started when the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered an explosive reaction from Europe because of years of built up hostility and distrust.
  2. When World War 2 broke out it was because…
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Posted on September 22, 2011 at 2:24pm

Why is World War 1 worth studying?

Why is World War I worth studying? It’s a connection. All history is, but the Great War is a connection that has special significance to our modern world. It was a collision of the old world and the new. This can be understood from a technological standpoint. For example, every European army involved at the beginning of the war in 1914 entered the conflict with a large cavalry force. I don’t mean armored cavalry like we have today, I mean soldiers on horseback.

The years 1914-1918…

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Posted on September 22, 2011 at 2:23pm

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Tamhas ~ Admin ~ and Stewart Alan Williams are now friends
Apr 3, 2012
Stewart Alan Williams commented on Hector Guzman's group Historian Nerdfighters
"“I mean, if Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at twenty-two, the history of music would have been very different. As would the history of aviation, of course.” ― Tom Stoppard, The Real Thing"
Apr 2, 2012
Stewart Alan Williams commented on Tamhas ~ Admin ~'s blog post They're not Nerdfighters, right?
"Hear Hear! Well done! Quite so! Indubitably! Rather! "
Apr 2, 2012
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Apr 2, 2012
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Stuck in the muck: trench warfare

When the Great War began, armies attempted to fight using tactics that had been in use for hundreds of years. What they discovered, however, was that traditional tactics no longer worked. New technologies had made old tactics obsolete.For many years warfare had been primarily mobile. During a battle each army would be constantly moving. When two armies met the goal was to overpower or destroy the enemy force. This was usually accomplished one of two ways:An army would sent scouts or small…See More
Sep 30, 2011
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Sep 22, 2011
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"This makes me happy :)."
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"Freaking awesome!"
Jul 9, 2011
Stewart Alan Williams commented on Jeffrey Adam Guion's blog post Day 199: Review Wednesday #11
"Awesome! I'll have to check that out!"
Aug 4, 2010
Stewart Alan Williams commented on Jean Menzies's blog post Getting Round to It
"I need to get around to watching the rest of the Star Wars movies too. I've only seen two of them so far. p.s. I love that quote haha :)"
Aug 4, 2010
Kayla Rae left a comment for Stewart Alan Williams
"Sorry. Haven't been active. Pretty much since I signed up. I'm trying to fix this. Hello, my mitten friend."
Aug 1, 2010
Stewart Alan Williams commented on Louis McClellan's blog post The guide to the overly paranoid
"Hahahaha dude, if you wrote a book like this, I would buy several copies - and tell all my friends to buy it - and, I would read it."
Jun 11, 2010

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At 12:38am on August 1, 2010, Kayla Rae said…
Sorry. Haven't been active. Pretty much since I signed up. I'm trying to fix this.

Hello, my mitten friend.
At 12:59am on May 17, 2010, Stephyy Dee said…
It's too bad you don't live in Cali! I would totally let you ride my horse =D
At 6:54pm on May 14, 2010, Stephyy Dee said…
Of course I do =D
I've been riding horses since I was 5. It comes with the territory =P
At 7:56pm on May 13, 2010, Stephyy Dee said…
Thanks for the warm welcome!
I see you like Billy Joel and Randy Travis!
You're already one of my favorite Nerd Fighters =D
At 11:21pm on May 12, 2010, JDF said…
Very cool. I got to Petosky now and then for work. It is a really nice area up there.
At 4:56pm on May 12, 2010, Rayne Halberd said…
Oh my, thank you for your kind comment. X] I'm glad you liked it, even if I did feel like the ending was a bit rushed, the fact that you liked it means lots to me DFTBA and all that jazz hands!
 
 
 

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