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: I'm Kit, I like games about feelings and people, ideally in weird (and especially spooky) circumstances. I make some, too. Been working on Et in Arcadia Ego, my Regency fantasy game, for a while, and have a few other smaller projects bubbling along.

You wanna play? Let's play.

This is my all-RPGs-all-the-time alt.

The gender today is the smell of an old book and sound of dry leaves crunching underfoot.

Today's gender is patience and the smell of fresh cut grass.

If I told you I'm going to go to a protest, and taking my kids, you might say (to me or to yourself) "That's crazy. That's dangerous."

Why would you say that?

What, in that situation, puts my kids in danger?

Obviously, it's the cops.

You know that, instinctively.

You know the risk of harm is there, and you know where it originates.

So maybe.

Just maybe...

Protests about dangerous and unnecessarily violent cops are happening for a good reason.

And maybe.

You know that too.

(Prospero was the villain, never forget that.)

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Bye, Amazon

May 1st was my last day as a VP and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services, after five years and five months of rewarding fun. I quit in dismay at Amazon firing whistleblowers who were making noise about warehouse employees frightened of Covid-19....

-- Tim Bray

#Amazon #TimBray #Whistleblowers #RetaliatoryFiring #JeffBezos

I need you to consider the possibility that describing people as heroes is a way of making their deaths look like a socially palatable choice that they made themselves, and not a systemic institutional failure in which survivors have been complicit.

history πŸ‘ is πŸ‘ interpretation

Sorry, just got on a long rant with a friend about bad historiography and history. I get the urge to see history through one's own ideological lens, but it's always, always messier.

Take half an hour out of your day and watch this, then get it in front of some friends, and change your social media watching habits:

I read it more than a decade ago. This is a passage that has stuck with me, one of a handful of simple things he suggests late in the book that you can do to contribute to betterment in our collective endeavors (when it might not feel like you can contribute): count something.

So are we all ready to talk about how little work is actually required to operate our society yet or nah

"humans are the real virus" or "this is deserved' are eco-fascist slogans that urge and celebrate the suffering and death of the disabled, poor, and disenfranchised.

"The cleaner water and air demonstrates humans are the real vIRuS of this world!!"

No. Everything required to fight the spread of Covid-19 that's also helping the environment is not, in turn, harming humanity.

It's harming Capitalism.

THAT is the harmful virus.

You ever see someone going by a lot on the federated TL and think "they feel like a Russian asset"? Time to exercise those ol' block button muscles.

They're ghouls.
51 Republican senators just voted against an amendment to the Response Act that would have expanded paid leave to millions of Americans left out of the package. Let that sink in.

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Flatten all the curves, folks. That includes the damn toilet paper consumption curve.

@lumpley the way you ended your latest post on using PbtA approaches in game design is a DAMN TEASE.

it's gross and creepy to see patterns in sites like Netflix where I'll watch a few films in Spanish or watch a couple films with Black leads, or i'll watch a few LGBTQ romances, and then all of a sudden the whole site changes. film covers are changed to display BIPOC folx more often, i somehow unlock whole new categories of films, etc.

then i watch a couple of blockbusters one weekend and the site reverts to a homogenized safety bubble of middle class hetero white society

it's scary to think how many sites create these safe spaces for privileged people to erase everyone not like them, and no one even notices

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