#introduction: 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.
Despite a few people who have attained a measure of celebrity and modest wealth, the vast majority of people making money from youtube or patreon or whatever are doing it as a side hustle to supplement other sources of income. Whatever we might say about the effectiveness of a youtube boycott, it is a form of precarious work that is not theorized in classical marxist texts, and is certainly not equivalent to the old category of the artisan.
Because it is a byproduct of capitalism forcing increasing amounts of risk onto individualised workers and in the process atomising the working class as a body, I'm more inclined to see it in continuity with other forms of "hustle work", like hawking wares on street corners, and gig work like rideshare driving.
As the structure and expression of political economy changes, our analysis has to adapt as well.
@briecs and I talk about gender and character creation in Sleepaway. The game is good, y'all.
Had a particularly good yarr tonight. I wrote it up here: https://pluspora.com/posts/2613740
some malaphors I think about:
-we'll burn that bridge when we get to it
-if you can't stand the bull, get out of the china shop
-where there's smoke, there's mirrors
-fool me once, shame on you; teach a man to fool me, and I'll be fooled for the rest of my life
-come back to haunt you in the ass
-lets not beat around the dead horse
-beauty is in the eye of the tiger
-burning daylight at both ends
-apples to apples, dust to dust
-a stone in the hand is worth two birds in the bush
@garfiald @turtlebirb So I just found out about this person and it feels relevant to t'other day's conversation: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Universal_Friend
friendly reminder that discord constantly hits /api/v6/science every time you do basically anything in discord with the details of what you did, which is an honestly creepy amount of data collection, and if you're using the browser version of discord you can disable that by pasting the following rule into your ublock:
Remember when Native Americans at #NoDAPL warned this would happen & in response the police shot them with rubber bullets and water cannons?
Some are still in prison. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/keystone-spils-9000-barrels-oil-n-dakota-1.5343509
I wrote a thing inspired by my 50th birthday last week.
Identity, orientation, desire Show more
I think we lose a lot when we start thinking in terms of identity, and not in terms of desire.
Desire is not identity. Desire is how you seek what nourishes you. It's like plants, growing towards light. You follow the gradient of whatever small certainties are present to you, by feel, towards joy.
An orientation should be just that: a way to orient ourselves. A process to seek what allows us to flourish. Not a measure by which we say we are this and not that.
The reason why so many conversations about identity spin out into anxiety are because desire unfolds through a process of differentiation, while identity regiments through similarity. Think of the endless cycle of anxiously "coming out" as something new as you figure things out. Think of the policing of boundaries we see over and over again. Because desire precedes identity, identity is always playing catch-up to enclose and define. Am I this? Can you be that?