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We have less than 5 days left on the #Folklore #Bestiary for #DnD 5e and #OldSchoolEssentials!
Creators from ALL AROUND THE WORLD are adapting their favorite creatures from their cultures to their favorite #TTRPG!

I was lucky enough to be included!…
Being a Brazilian writing in English in a community that is predominantly US/Europe centered, was always hard.
Having a #TTRPG #Monster #Book inspired by the #Folklore of other people, being made in collaboration with people all around, was great!
We have a rich and varied #Folklore in Brazil. We have stories that trace all the way back the native people and their rich culture. Legends that came all the way from Africa. Stories and fantasy tales from Europe too. All mixed up in our imagination. To adapt that to #TTRPG? YES
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Don’t worry about being original.
Plagiarism is stealing from one source. Originality is stealing from many.
Making a perfect copy is humanely impossible. Seek #Inspiration whenever you can find it.

Remember that #Inspiration is active though.
Play different #Games (#TTRPG, #Videogame, #BoardGame, just play).
Watch weird stuff (#Movies, #TVseries, #Documentaries).
Read #Books (#Fiction, #NonFiction, #Fantasy, #Crime, #Horror).
Just watch people (great for #NPCs).

Don’t worry too much about what’s good and bad. Look for stuff to steal, modify, reinterpret, corrupt.
A game you don’t like to play may teach you something yet.
A movie you don’t care about might have a cool character.
Keep your eyes open. We don’t see a lot.

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#fiction Vs #défense : #RedTeamDefense
1 projet pour bâtir 1 vision prospective 🇫🇷 des risques conflictuels sur 2030-2060 :
1/ Piloté par @Agence_ID avec @EtatMajorFR @DGA & DGRIS, il mobilise des auteurs de fiction pour secouer les décideurs en pensant des scenarii #outofthebox
#fiction Vs #défense : Le projet #RedTeamDefense
2/ Décidé fin 2019, lancé par Florence Parly fin 2020, ce projet impliquant l'université @psl_univa a publié ses 1ers scenarii crédibles à l'Automne 2021.
Une partie est classifiée, le reste public...…
#fiction Vs #défense : Le projet #RedTeamDefense
3/ Le concept & la Saison 1 étaient présentés dans cette vidéo de @Agence_ID dont l'habillage très #Videogame rompt avec la froideur institutionnelle...
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سنو وائٹ نہیں توسنڈریلا بن جاؤں
ہاں میں جانتی ہوں میں نے کہا تھا مجھے پسند ہے وہ
لیکن میں کیسے بن جاؤں وہ
مطلب اک میڈ سی دکھنے لگوں گی
دن رات کاموں میں الجھی رہوں؟
چوہوں کواپنا دوست کہوں؟
ہاں میں جانتی ہوں مجھے پریاں پسند ہیں لیکن
کیا خوشیوں کیلیے پریوں کا انتظار کروں؟
جادو کا انتظار کروں؟
خوشیوں کے لئے اک شہزادے کا انتظار کرو؟
ایسا شہزادہ جو اک جوتا گھر گھر لےکر پھرے
کیا تماری عقل یہ تسلیم کرتی ہے کہ میرے سائز کے جوتے کی لڑکی کہیں نہیں ہوگی؟
میں اپنی زندگی میں رنگ خود بھروگی
میں اپنی خوشیوں کی ڈور اور کسی کے ہاتھ میں نہیں دوں گی
میں کٹھ پتلی نہیں ہوں
دیکھو مان لیتے ہیں
ہم خوابوں کے مسافر سہی
مگر حقیقت سے کب تک منہ موڑا جا سکتا ہے ؟؟

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For over 400 years, history has been haunted by Anarkali, the beautiful court dancer who was buried alive by Emperor Akbar, for her love affair with Prince Salim (Akbar’s son and the future Emperor Jahangir). But is the story fact or #fiction? The truth will surprise you! 1/11 Image
This tragic love story has many modern retellings, including the 1960s classic Hindi film Mughal-e-Azam. But if Anarkali is just #folklore, whose grave lies in the magnificent ‘Tomb of Anarkali’ in the heart of #Lahore, the former Mughal capital? 2/11 Image
The grave bears the couplet in #Persian: ‘Ah! If I could behold the face of my beloved once more, I would thank God until the day of resurrection’. It is signed by ‘Majnun Salim Akbar’ ('Enamoured Son of Akbar'). It’s the only clue we have. 3/11
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En vacance sur un ilet isolé en Martinique et se sentir épié 😱
#fiction #Vacances #KohLanta2022 Image
Je suppose que je devrais commencer par le début. Après deux années de covid, mon mari et moi-même avons décidé de faire une parenthèse magique. Un voyage au Caraïbe. Un ilet magnifique rien que pour nous, c'est un rêve éveillé.
Un ilet au milieu de nullepart, de l'eau et de la verdure à perte de vue. Une seule maison inhabitée. Certainement une maison de vacance. Nous nous allions le faire simple, retour aux sources. Camping en monde #KohLanta
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“Storytelling is Life.”

Our power constellation of Imagination, Empathy, Connection; all revolve around it. It is the most human and most essential tool for innovation and for social change.


#storytelling #fiction #innovation #metaverse
The ability and power to create and believe in mass fictions - money, geographical boundaries, religions - and then use them to organize & in turn to shape & change our reality is what differentiates humans from other animals. Brains 🧠 manifest.


#storytelling #innovation
Yuval Harari. Neil Gaiman. Kurt Vonnegut. Leslie Marmon Silko. Amanda Gorman.

@harari_yuval @neilhimself @Kurt_Vonnegut @TheAmandaGorman

I think they all believe this about the great power of our stories and fictions.

I sure do. 🤷‍♂️

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Sitting in the cramped high school library I sat a table chicken scratching a script outline for a Western style video game.

Hampsterdance plays endlessly on loop as a bunch of freshman giggle uncontrollably at the classic meme.
The principle big bellies up to my desk and asks me to explain what I was doing.

I tell him, “I’ve got this cool idea for a video game. These rough sketches are storyboarding the major plot points… I think there’s room for deeper storytelling in video games.”
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1/9 If any professional #journalist, with actual verifiable credentials, from France 🇫🇷, Pakistan 🇵🇰 or any other country is interested in the Ramla Akhtar, aka Rmala Aalam, case against myself, #BernardGrua, against, #PamirInstitute and/or against any other people, I am, Image
2/9 of course, available for an on-line interview and for providing all the documented evidences I collected for almost three years. I am aso ready to answer all the questions this journalist may have
I say welcome to this professional journalist & to his colleagues!
3/9 To make our interview and exchange of information relevant and going straight to the point, I strongly advise, as usual, any professional journalist to get some background about this case by going thru the press kit that I prepared in this intention.…
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I'm very grateful to David Polizzi @indianastate for hosting a symposium on A Criminology of Narrative Fiction in the Journal of Theoretical & Philosophical Criminology (JTPCRIM) later this year. #criminology #philosophy #zemiology #aesthetics…
David was the first to publish my research on the criminological values of fiction and JTPCRIM is a repository of 12 years' worth of interesting and innovative #openaccess articles.
I'll be joined by colleagues from @uOttawa, @warwickuni, @QMUL, and @SussexUni in the symposium, across the disciplines of #criminology, #philosophy, and #filmstudies.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/20/2021…
Looking at portraits with an eye to evolutionary psychology…

#EvolutionaryPsychology #portraiture #interpretation
Phase transitions, collective emotions and decision-making problem in heterogeneous social systems…

#PhaseTransitions #CollectiveDecisionMaking #InformationExchanges #SocialSystems #heterogeneous
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Because I love books, alliteration and #RachelJoyce I bought myself Miss Benson’s Beetle.


The blurb at the beginning is beautiful.


There are even questions at the end.

Wish I was still running a

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@Lestrepverdun Le récit de la BD #PaniqueABure s’établit sur différents postulats scientifiques et techniques faux. Il met aussi en cause le professionnalisme et la probité des personnels
@Andra_France. Explications détaillées ici… et #Thread
@Lestrepverdun Contrairement à l’histoire racontée par cet ouvrage, la démarche de sûreté pour la conception de #Cigéo, consiste à prendre en compte différents scénarii accidentels qui pourraient se produire.
@Lestrepverdun Les impacts environnementaux décrits dans #PaniqueABure sont imagés et sans fondement scientifique.
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1] Someone shared with me a #legal opinion which sought to separate "#facts from #fiction" with regards to the resolutions previously made by @OurMDCT during it's so called virtual #NationalCouncil

Carefully went through it, whilst referencing to the MDC-T #constitution itself..
2] On the attached press release, @witness_dube authoritatively claims that the "the National Council sitting as an extension of Congress moved to amend the MDC constitution..."

Apparently, the alleged amendment is the basis on which the appointment of Elias Mudzuri was ratified Image
3] Going through the MDC-T constitution itself, it would seem like the distinction between what a Congress and the National Council can do is clear.

Only a legally constituted Congress can amend the constitution of the MDC-T party according to clause 6.2.3 (e). ImageImage
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Excerpt #13 from the live interview with #ShirleySatterfield for #authorlivechatwithfans interview, and we spoke about how #depression affected jobs. Have you faced similar situations?In this series of interview with Shirley,we spoke about various aspects of mental health issues
If you find it useful, save it or send it to those who would benefit from it.

Get the book here…

Watch the full interview on #YouTube at
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#sexualharassment #cultmembership #hopelessness.
We believe there’s a story, a purpose and a reason behind why every author chose to write and we aspire to present them to readers, while helping authors brand themselves and find their unique tribe of readers!
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1/ Excerpt #13 from the live interview with #ShirleySatterfield for #authorlivechatwithfans interview, and we spoke about how #depression affected jobs. Have you faced similar situations?
2/ In this series of interview with Shirley, we spoke about various aspects of mental health issues. If you find it useful, save it or send it to those who would benefit from it.

Get the book here…
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Judes Vale is a small town with a large graveyard in the North of England. Image
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1. "Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism" by bell hooks @bellhooks A classic work of feminist scholarship, a must-read for all those interested in the nature of Black womanhood #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat…
2. "Algorithms of Oppression" by Safiya Noble@safiyanoblehow negative biases against women of color are embedded in search engine results and algorithms #100BrilliantAuthors #BookChat Algorithmic Justice Algorithms of Oppression How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
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Not so long after #ASuitableBoy came out I first met #VikramSeth autographing copies at #Blackwells at #Oxford. When my turn came he asked where I was from. I told him. He warmed up - he was already fairly jovial with those present - & told me how he learnt Urdu for the novel 1/
that he loved Urdu poetry & wished to visit Pakistan. He wrote a couple of sentences in Urdu on my copy. Turned out he was an alumnus of #corpuschristi which I was attending & which had recently made him Honorary Fellow. I asked him for an interview which he very graciously 2/
agreed to. A few days later we sat in the heavenly back lawn of our College. Libas Magazine carried it in the summer of ‘94. I met him a few times thereafter as well - we invited him over for a reading & he invited me back for formal hall. A few times he hung out in the 3/
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He wasn't a emperor,
Who could afford a taj!
An unmarked grave,
Filled with roses,
Was how he let go,
His past!

Splinters of his cane,
They poked his skin!
As he tried to balance!
The pain he felt,
On a lost loved one,
He now felt so challenged!
Those were the days,
He said to himself!
Oh those wonderful,
As they could be!
My love you shall,
Always remain,
In me and my memories!

Now he was,
Standing there!
His age too seemed now over!
Little left,
But to sigh in grief!
Gone now was his lover!

They had together,
Lived happy,
Those were some fancy times!
Filling their life with melodies,
Though they had no dime!

Smiled the old man,
Said to himself,
My love u have to go,
May be once we are reborn,
We shall continue the show!

#writerscommunity #poetry #life #death #love
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రూపాయి దోశ - 5 రూపాయల దోశ

20 ఏళ్ల కింద మాట. మా ఊర్లో రమణమ్మ దోశలు (పేరు మార్చా) బాగా ఫేమస్. పొద్దున్నే రమణమ్మ దోశలంగట్లో దోశలు తినాలంటే అరగంటన్నా పడ్తాన్యాది. ఎప్పుడు సూడు జనాలు ఉంటాన్యారు. రమణమ్మ అంగట్లో మూడు రకాల దోశలు ఉంటాన్యాయ్. రూపాయి దోశ, రెండు రూపాయల దోశ, 5 రూపాయల దోశ. ImageImage
రూపాయి దోశలకు ఎర్రకారం ఏచ్చే బొంబాయి సెట్నీ ఉండదు. బొంబాయి సెట్నీ ఏచ్చే ఎర్రకారం ఉండదు. ఎప్పుడన్నా బుద్దిపుట్టి రెండు ఏసినాదంటే ఆపొద్దు పప్పుల పొడి ఉండదు. ఆ సిన్న పెనం మీదనే రెండు ఒక రూపాయి దోశలు ఇరికీడం రమణమ్మ టాలెంట్

ఇంక రెండు రూపాయల దోశలు. పెనం మీద ఒకతూరి ఒకటే దోశ.
కారం, బొంబాయి సెట్నీ, పప్పుల పొడి అన్నీ ఎచ్చాది గానీ అన్నీ ఆంటీ ముట్టనట్టు ఉంటాయి. రోన్త నూనె జాచ్చి ఏచ్చాది.

ఇంగ 5 రూపాయల దోశలోళ్లు. ఈళ్లు మిగతా వాళ్ల మాదిరి వెయిట్ సెయ్యాల్సిన అవసరం ల్యా. ఊర్లో పెద్దపెద్దోళ్లు అంతా ఆడ్నించి 5 రూపాయల దోశలు తెప్పించుకుంటాన్యారు.
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In the deepest recesses of my memory are images of illustrated classics that have stayed with me and still give me a thrill. One such image is of a raft-wrecked and exhausted Odysseus who is desperately trying to make his way to land but is confounded by the vengeful Poseidon
who brews vicious storms and mighty waves. The artist in that comic book captured it so well. I just saw that image again after decades & it evoked so many memories. Years later as I revisit the The Odyssey through a late 19th century translation and read the following:
I am reminded of the feeling of awe that it first inspired:

"So for two nights and two days he was wandering in the swell of the sea, and much his heart boded of death ... but when he was within earshot of the shore, and heard now the thunder of the sea against the reefs ..
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♪ ¸¸.•*¨*•. i like you since day 1 .•*¨*•.¸¸♪

- a brightwin au

a socmed crack au where bright likes to bully nerdy win because he likes him and so he could get his attention, but win doesn't seem to understand it.
so while yall waiting for this to start,, if u haven't read my past aus,, here's a thread 😊

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👨 రావోయ్ ఆల్లుడూ ఇట్రా.
యాడ్నించి ఒచ్చాన్డావ్

🚶లెక్కలు ట్యూషన్ కి పొయ్యి ఒచ్చాన్డా మామా.

👨ఆట్నా.. అయ్యవారు బానే సెప్తానాడా

🚶హా మామా ఈ సారి సెంట్ గ్యారంటీ

👨ఏం జెప్పినారు ఈపొద్దు?

🚶సింపుల్ ఇంట్రస్ట్, కాంపౌండ్ ఇంటరెస్ట్ మామా


🚶బారు వడ్డీ, చక్ర వడ్డీ
👨అయితే ఒక నోట్లెక్క అడుగుతా సెప్పవోయ్. నెలకు నూటికి రూపాయిన్నర్ర వడ్డీ అయితే సంవత్సరానికి 10,000 కి వడ్డీ ఎంతయితాది సెప్పు?

👨ఏంది ఎతుక్కుంటాండావ్?

🚶పెన్ను, పేపర్ మామా. దానికి ఫార్ములా ఉండాది. Pnr/100

👨ఓరి సోమి,నువ్వు పెన్ను పేపరు తీసి లెక్కశారం ఏశాలకు పొద్దుగూకుతాదిగానీ
నేనే సెప్తా ఇను. నూటికి రూపాయిన్నార అయితే, ఎయ్యికి పదైదు, 10వేలకి 150. నెలకి 150 అయితే 12 నెళ్లకు 1800. దీనికి పోయి పెన్నూ పేపరు అంటావేంది సోమి?

యాడికి నువ్వు ట్యూషన్ కు పొయ్యేది? మీయమ్మకు నేను సెప్తా ఇంకాడన్నా జేరు..

దొరక్క దొరక్క నీకు దొర్కినానే అనుకుని 🤦🏼‍♂️

అట్నే మామా🏃🏃
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