Monday, April 6, 2009

Being in love with your cuz isn't as uncommon as you think

Clicky here to begin a journey to a magical realm.

Uncle Sam Wants read

Map of the US

White- Does not allow/Green- Allows/Red- Allows with exception

States that allow  
cousin marriages
States that prohibit  
cousin marriages
Arizona *E1
Kentucky �
Minnesota �
Illinois *E1
Indiana *E1 �
Maine *E3
Nevada �
New Jersey
New Hampshire
New Mexico
North Dakota
New York
Ohio �
North Carolina *E2
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Washington �
Utah *E1
West Virginia
Wisconsin *E1 �


Permitted when couples will not bear children
Prohibits double first cousins only
Genetic counseling required prior to marriage


 � Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin currently prohibit marriage between first cousins once removed.

 Exemption : some marriages are permitted by the established customs of aboriginal culture - see state law

    U.S. State Laws Explained

Second cousins may legally marryAll States
First cousins may legally marryAK, AL, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, MD, MA, NJ, NM, NY, NC, RI, SC, TN,, VT, VA  
and Washington DC
First cousins and first cousins once removed cousins prohibitedAR, DE, IA, ID, KS, LA, NH, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, OR, OK, PA,  SD, TX, WV, WY 
First cousins and first cousins once removed  prohibited only if they can bear children or are over a certain ageAZ, IL, ME, UT, 
First cousins may marry if the submit to genetic counseling ME
Only double first cousins prohibitedNC
Cousin marriages allowed only if permitted by aboriginal culture of the coupleMN
Cousins may legally evade state laws and marry elsewhere 
(Interpretation of law unclear) 
(Not legal but Ethridge v. Shaddock may have set a precedent to overturn)
IN*, KS, LA, NE, OK, WA, WV, WY,  
Cousins are prohibited from marrying, but are not defined as incest  
(defined as incest only if over 18) 
(defined as incest only if under 18)
Cousin marriage is defined as incestuous only if couple is of reproductive age or abilityWI
Cousin marriage is defined as incestuousAll prohibited states, excluding those listed in the previous two (2) categories
Half cousins can marry (absoluteapparent)NE, NV 
Adopted cousins may marry with proof of eligibilityLA, MS, OR, WV, 
Uncle/Niece and other consanguineous marriages allowed i permitted by aboriginal culture CO, MN
Uncle-in-law/Niece-in-law marriages allowedCT 

* Indiana 
While most marriages are void if contracted elsewhere to evade Indiana's law, cousin marriages do not fall under the statute which would make it void: 

Famous Cousin Couples


Saturday, April 4, 2009

How do you like my Ben 10 color scheme? Nice, huh?

Disclaimer: I did not do any of these drawings. Mine is in the making and these came from other talented artists.

I will always be there for you

Something Gwen never realizes.
Kevin's crush is just a phase but Ben will never leave her side.
He will always be there to comfort and protect.
And no love is stronger than that...

I'm reading too many cheesy romance novels. Gotta quit that.

Looks like the shoe is on the other foot

You deserve that Gwen by getting Ben all jel with the Kevin thing.
Dump the guy and she dumps the girl.
It's a win-win situation.

Kiss Kiss

She want that lovey-dovey (lovey-dovey)
Kiss kiss (kiss kiss)
In her mind she fantasize 'bout gettin' with me
They hatin' on me (hatin' on me)
Diss diss (kiss kiss)
'Cause she mine and so fine, as thick as can be

Hummanah Hummanah Hummanah

Gwen is so adorable slurping her smoothie!
Strangely, I still feel attracted to her even as a 10-year old
In fact, I already was crushing on her before AF even began airing!
I mean, c'mon! Have you seen someone as cute as her? Cuter?
So spunky, feisty and friggin' adorable, man.
Just friggin' adorable.

Ben must be the luckiest guy in the world

God, Gwen is soooo HOT!
Truth be told I'm damn jealous of both Ben and Kevin!
Just look at that body! Her face!
She's got more curves than...some object with lots of curves!
Sing it with me now:
Don't ya wish your girlfriend was hot like Gwen?
Don't ya?
No offense to the ladies out there.
I'm sure you're all very fine, too!
*Sigh* Gwen...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A song for the lovestruck

The 16 Things You'll Know 'Bout Me

1. I DON'T own a PS3 nor an Xbox 360. Nothing to brag there.

2. I have a huge crush on Gwen (10 or 15 otherwise). Others are Mira Nova, Teela from the new He-Man and the MotU, Diana Lombart, Sam from Totally Spies and Kylie from Extreme Ghostbusters 

3. I love to watch cooking shows, particularly Everyday Italian. Giada is H-O-T!

4. I'm a huge Marvel and DC fan yet I don't many comic books. Batman, Wolvie and Deadpool are my fave. Heath Ledger's Joker also kicked major ass!

5. I'm a huge NBA fan, especially of the San Antonio Spurs.

6. I'm not exactly academically inclined. Or I'm likely to flunk at times due to my uber-laziness.

7. I'm a hardcore gamer particularly of NBA, WWE and war games.

8. I'm a major Star Wars geek but I don't look like one at all. In fact: Lookin' Gud! *flashes smile*

9. I am very, very emo. Plus, I look like Ben! Nah, just playin'. I look nothing like him. Maybe Brad pitt...XD

10. I'm left-handed.

11. I stand at about 5'6 ft. Yes, I know what you're thinking. N-O-T A T-A-L-L P-E-R-S-O-N.

12. I can understand Chinese, Arabian, Italian, French, Eskimo, Dog and Pig long as there's an english subtitle. XD

13. I love to stay up very late and wake up very late!

14. I own an Omnitrix! Top that! And, no, I'm not joking. I really do own one.

15. I'm actually very smart. Like Doc Ock would put it 'Brilliant but lazy.' Not super-genius smart, mind you. Just above average-smart.

16. I secretely keep wishing I had superpowers. Or just an ability to hack through any computer system so I can change my grades. My older bro is a brilliant hacker, though.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The Lowdown On Cousin Couples


Some people are fixated on the fallacy that cousin couples pose an intolerable risk to their offspring. However it is likely that we are all descendants of cousin marriages. Before civil laws banning cousin marriages, it was preferable to marry a cousin in some communities as it is to this day in many countries. The notion �why marry a stranger is just as prevalent in many countries as the cousin marriage taboo in America today. There is a wide range of opinions on the subject of cousin marriages. This is fuelled by erroneous information, bigotry, and presumptions. Further we have civil laws and religious creeds based on obsolete information. 

The facts about cousin marriages are much clearer.

Fears of cousins who marry having children with birth defects are exaggerated. Simply marrying within your own race increases the odds of birth defects. Marrying within your own town further increases your chances. Cousin couples have only a slightly higher incidence of birth defects than non-related couples.

1. 26 states allow first cousin marriages; most people can marry their cousin in the US.

2. US prohibitions against cousin marriages predate modern genetics.

3. No European country prohibits marriage between first cousins. It is also legal throughout Canada and Mexico to marry your cousin. The U.S. is the only western country with cousin marriage restrictions.

4. Children of non-related couples have a 2-3% risk of birth defects, as opposed to first cousins having a 4-6% risk. Genetic counseling is available for those couples that may be at a special risk for birth defects (e.g. You have a defect that runs in your family) In plain terms first cousins have at a 94 percent + chance of having healthy children. Check the links section for more information on genetic counselors. The National Society of Genetic Counselors estimated the increased risk for first cousins is between 1.7 to 2.8 percent, or about the same a any woman over 40 years of age.

5. Second cousins have little, if any increased chance of having children with birth defects, per the book "Clinical Genetics Handbook�� courtesy of the March of Dimes.

6. The frequency of cousin marriages in the USA is about 1 in 1,000. The frequency of cousin marriages in Japan is about 4 in 1,000

7. It is estimated that 20 percent of all couples worldwide are first cousins. It is also estimated that 80 percent of all marriages historically have been between first cousins!

8. In some cultures, the term cousin and mate are synonymous.

9. Albert Einstein married his first cousin. And so did Charles Darwin, who had exceptional children.

10. Franklin D. Roosevelt, the longest serving US president in history married his cousin (not a first cousin, however they shared the same last name).

11. Leviticus 18 lists all forbidden sexual relationships. Cousin relationships are not included.

12. God commanded many cousins to marry, including Zelophehad's 5 daughters, Eleazar's daughters, Jacob (who married both Rachel and Leah, first cousins), and Isaac and Rebekkah (first cousins once removed)

13. It is likely that Joseph and Mary -- Christ's earthly parents were first cousins.

14. Current studies indicate that cousin couples have a lower ratio of miscarriages -- perhaps because body chemistry of cousins is more similar. The verdict is still out.

15. We are all cousins. No two people are more distantly related than 50th cousins.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

copyright WWE. 

No Mercy for the haters. 

Let the dove fly 
Then shoot the damn bird
We ain't makin' no friends with haters
If they don't accept then screw them
There's no denying us any longer
We are the future and the future is

Merely The Beginning

It seems to me that a closer interaction with fans calls for a stronger goal. We will get to MoA one agonizing step at a time. For now, a voice to be heard. A message to be read. A site for sore eyes. A welcome hangout for Bwenners. This is where we spread our message and let it be heard. Cousin relationships will no longer stay in the dark, overshadowed by ridiculous lies. This is history-in-the-making.