1. 18:14 31st Jul 2014

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    postracialcomments:

scifi-fantasist:

blacksupervillain:

anarcho-queer:

U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.
Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

Fuck this

no money for water in detroit
no money for public schools
no money for student loan debt relief
no money for healthcare 
no money for crumbling infrastructure
no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country
no money 
no money 
no money 
no money

People need to get angry now

    postracialcomments:

    scifi-fantasist:

    blacksupervillain:

    anarcho-queer:

    U.S. Democrats plan to give Israel an addition $225 million for military spending. The same bill also cuts $1 billion of emergency funds meant to deal with the 50,000 undocumented child migrants held in crowded and unsanitary border facilities.

    Israel already received $504 million for the joint U.S.-Israel Missle Defense Program for the Fiscal Year of 2014. That is not including the $3.1 Billion the Obama Administration spent on Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel for the Fiscal Year 2014.

    Fuck this

    no money for water in detroit

    no money for public schools

    no money for student loan debt relief

    no money for healthcare 

    no money for crumbling infrastructure

    no money for economic investment in inner cities and indian country

    no money 

    no money 

    no money 

    no money

    People need to get angry now

     
  2. trupie said: Do you have any experience running Cthulhutech? I agreed to dm a game for my friends in about a month and the system looks like kind of a trainwreck.

    corruptionpoints:

    Interestingly enough, a handful of people have asked me about this game.

    Unfortunately, I’ve never played it, although I’ve heard as much about the system and its NC-17 contents. I’d still like to take a gander at it sometime, but I can’t seem to find the book locally.

    apostatecrusader was kind enough to share his experiences with Cthulhutech some time ago in this response. Check that out!

    I’m actually not quite happy with that response, since it was pretty short, so I’ll expand a little bit here.

    CthulhuTech is a really good concept for a game, but it has a few unpleasant quirks. For one thing, the mechanics of the game are weird and difficult to get used to, and although they work just fine once you get the hang of it, there’s no need for it to be so difficult to understand.
    Secondly, and more important in my eyes, the writers are idiots. While they try to appear socially progressive when describing the culture of 2085, they are fairly bad at actually being inclusive to players who aren’t cisgendered males. Two things stand out as good examples of this; in the equipment book Unveiled Threats, they wrote rules for a literal rape machine. I understand that they were going for the most horrible thing they could imagine, but that was NOT something they should have done. (No one should ever pay money for Unveiled Threats because of that. Pirate it, do not pay for it.) There is also a scenario involving Shub-Niggurath in which the players encounter Horned Ones, which are eldritch demon-animal-things which are supernaturally sexy. If the players fail to resist them and end up fucking the animal-demons, the rules say that it will always result in a pregnancy. Now, for a male character, this isn’t such a bad thing, but it’s pretty fucking awful for a female character, especially after they specify that no human will survive this pregnancy and any attempts to abort will probably kill the mother. It was an incredibly stupid thing for them to write.

    Having said all that, if you’re into Lovecraftian horror combined with mecha anime and you don’t mind working with some strange dice mechanics, it is overall a really fun game. The best ways to play are as over-the-top as possible; either go full mind-twistingly horrifying in the “humanity is truly fucked from every direction” variety, or go as far as you can in the opposite direction and let players punch Cthulhu in the face with an Evangelion. If you want to put the effort in to learn the odd mechanics and work around the unnecessarily sexist bullshit, it’s a very rewarding game.

    However, if you’re looking for a good sci-fi game with many of the same elements as CthulhuTech, I would recommend Eclipse Phase instead. From what I can tell, it is much friendlier to players of all skill levels and gender associations.

     
  3. 18:35 30th Jul 2014

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    turbovirginbonerlord:
     
  4. 18:11 28th Jul 2014

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    gwendolynfaker:

Something to think about. I’m not one for text posts but this is very important and very simple; you are being drained of power and money by industries built to belittle and degrade you. You are absolute perfection just as you are. Every single inch of you is divine, never allow anyone to corrupt your belief in yourself because you are god. #selflove #almight #weareallgod #feminism

    gwendolynfaker:

    Something to think about. I’m not one for text posts but this is very important and very simple; you are being drained of power and money by industries built to belittle and degrade you. You are absolute perfection just as you are. Every single inch of you is divine, never allow anyone to corrupt your belief in yourself because you are god. #selflove #almight #weareallgod #feminism

     
  5. 15:03 24th Jul 2014

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    livelongandgetiton:

    ormondhsacker:

    christinefuckingchapel:

    is that you hobby lobby

    Am I the only one that’s a just a tiny bit pissed off that this is still an issue?

    The Original Series wasn’t even in the general VICINITY of fucking around yo

    (Source: willidleaway)

     
  6. 13:08

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    We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

    This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

    — 

    No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

    The whole article sadly hits very close to home.

    (via rosalarian)

     
  7. 16:25 21st Jul 2014

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    porcedex:

    Just say no to the “poor door” my god it’s not that I can’t believe it, it’s just that I can’t stomach it.

    I’m rallying a crew.  Who wants to come to NYC with me once this building is completed and switch the signs on the doors?  >=]

     
  8. 16:14

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    zohbugg:

    wyeasttokaala:

    I already liked Old Economy Steve. So, it was only natural I’d like the Scumbag Baby Boomer meme as well.

    I don’t know whether I should laugh or cry.

    the truth, it burns

     
  9. 13:14

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    lokicolouredglasses:

fandom-universe:

kungfucarrie:

The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."


(taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)
This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

    lokicolouredglasses:

    fandom-universe:

    kungfucarrie:

    The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”

    "Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.

    "B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."

    "That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."

    (taken from this post on the experiments of Harry Harlow)

    This is serious business, because this is a large part of how sexism, racism, homophobia, rape culture, ethnocentrism, etc. continue to happen.

    (Source: uvmsemba)

     
  10. 12:55

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