The Barbarian has been added to the Dungeon World Kickstarter Treasure Trove. Can’t wait to check out the rage moves!
I am getting all my repos in order, and I am glad that nearly all of them are completely free source. I have a couple of WordPress themes for clients that wanted them from Theme Forest, which has their weird dual license, but the child themes are available under the GPL, of course. You can see a list of them all at https://allthecod.es/public. In time, I hope all those are easier to view. ^_^
As Wired and others are reporting, the NSA has a program where it is somehow accessing the servers of those major companies. People are in general shocked and outraged.
I am not. Perhaps I have been naïve, but I thought we all knew this was always happening. I can’t say much more about it than that. We don’t trust corporations, because they are not trustworthy.
There is someone who has a damaged heart. E grows up somehow making the most of life, having a sense of survival that astounds those around em when it is called upon. After a series of life-altering events, e decides to try to better the world by putting eir talents to work, and ultimately meets other people and achieves what e hadn’t thought possible.
Having achieved that, and no longer playing the same game where those survival skills are useful, e can’t sleep. Listless, working on all manner of things, trying to figure out what is going on in this new world. Finally, after more trials, e begins to understand that the thing that had driven em to this point in the first place was eir heart, the shrapnel that remains a painful reminder of how e learned to survive in the first place.
I went and saw Iron Man 3 in a theater by myself, tonight. I cried. I needed a dark room and distractions and what was apparently a lesson from the universe to recalibrate. Humans are wired for struggle, and when we don’t have problems to solve, we create new ones. I am taking this round out, before I create new problems for myself. There are plenty of things to solve, and people to work with in this real world.
Right now I need to go get this shrapnel removed.
I wanted to know why Game of Thrones fans were upset about the last episode, and I figured that having stopped watching at the end of season one I wouldn’t be invested in the characters. Turns out I just don’t like bad things happening to anyone.
I would be bummed, if not for my family existing in a place where slaughters are not habitual. Also, we live on a planet where the self-proclaimed free world is influenced by a country that has the highest incarceration rate of its citizens per capita. I just don’t have the attention to give to fiction that explores the worst impulses of ignorant, spiteful humans.
Make sure to watch the first one, if you haven’t.
This episode comes with a trigger warning. I have to say, I am so glad that Anita Sarkeesianis producing this series. It is such a well-framed and referenced work, which is excellent to use to expose folks to systemic sexism and misogyny in video games and other cultural works.