Tabletop RPGs, Autism Spectrum
I spent some time this evening talking on request to a self-identified autistic man about the concept of running an RPG session.
The beautiful part were all the moments where he said with great joy "really, that's possible?!"
I really hope he manages to follow his dream to create a world for others to experience great moments in.
I didn't know that Philip Glass had composed a piece of music for Sesame Street, and its about geometry!
Gross, nsfw, lewd adj, spoilers, immature cishet mischief at its worst, very very Amerikan.
Wow, you're brave.
That scene in Re Animator (director's cut) where decapitated post-dead dirty-old-man holds his own severed head right up between the legs of naked young blonde tied up to a morgue desk as she screams the most ferocious horror scream of the horrifically loud 1980s
The director's cut of Re Animator is actually /shorter/ than the 1985 US theatrical release. The studios trimmed the horror movie down for sex and violence, but puffed it up with a ton of dialogue.
Picture a bunch of executives brushing up coils of discarded celluloid from the cutting room floor. Rummaging through the trash cans on the inevitable alleyways of our Amerikan cinematick imagination.
Shapeshifter – An Open Source Drum Machine
With microcontrollers growing ever more powerful each new generation, things that were mere pipedreams before are now readily possible. The Shapeshifter drum machine is a perfect example.
Shapeshifter’s design… https://hackaday.com/2019/10/13/shapeshifter-an-open-source-drum-machine/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1183473914674110466
It just occurred to me how there is an epistemological similarity between Thomas Malthus and Thomas Piketty.
Malthus was convinced that he can make sweeping statements on socio-economic dynamics because he had access to extensive data from a totalitarian colonial empire.
Piketty assumes the same because he has access to the first ever reliably coherent dataset that covers a whole century of development.
Economics, politics, feminism
Nick Srnicek and Helen Hester on the importance of transforming into a post-work society and the role of reproductive labour.
Aanbevelenswaardig plaatje voor iedereen die vindt dat ‘Nederland wel Nederland moet blijven’👇🏽
Kaartje is toekomstscenario NL in 2300 bij de verwachtte zeespiegelstijging https://www.vn.nl/zeespiegelstijging-plan-b/
Wie zich blijft verzetten tegen klimaatactie zegt dus eigenlijk: weg met ons land
"Waiting around for the government to do something will bring us nothing... We need immediate action" Agitate. Educate. Organise. A piece on how to aid the Kurds from the UK.
WW2, nazi war crimes
It is often claimed by revisionists that only the SS committed war-crimes and atrocities in the Soviet territories. The regular army had definitive instructions to do so, and they followed them.
discussion of abusive tactics
Today I learned that there is a scientific description and research on a tactic called “Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender (DARVO)” which abusers use to defend themselves when they're found out:
Intriguingly, it is also used a lot by right wingers to defend their nastier points of view.
Californians: Remember, the reason we have to shut off your power is because we CEOs decided our bonuses were more urgent than the T&D repairs and tree trimming that could have prevented these wildfires. And the reason you can't control your own energy company is because socialism doesn't work and would result in blackouts and disasters.
Economist by education, IT Engineer by trade and still lamenting that I didn't study physics instead. Currently working at a technomagickal makerspace on acid.
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