I also want to say something that’s not going to be popular, but since when have I given a shit about that?
Sara Marie and I did not get along when we worked at Paizo, which was fine because we had very little interaction.

I didn’t like that she accused Crystal and me of exaggerating when we talked about experiencing harassment at Paizo Con, and I’m sure she didn’t like…
…cleaning up the forums in my wake.

I do however respect the hell out of the relationship she built with her team, and how hard she tried to protect them.
Apparently she’s been telling people not to believe everything I’ve said about what happened at Paizo.

As I believe I made clear in the thread, the stuff about CS is second-hand, told to me by someone who was there, and whom I believe.
As for the stuff that happened in editorial, she wasn’t present for any of it, so I’m not clear as to why she would feel qualified to opine on whether it happened.
As far as “clout-chasing,” occasionally someone kicks me $3 on Kofi, but by and large all talking about this stuff publicly gets me is strangers saying “I believe you,” which provides zero actual benefit to me, and a lot of fucking abuse.

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I don’t think any of the Christians going “how can someone lose their ethnicity?” re: Jews converting to Christianity are in good faith, but on the off chance that any of them are:

Jewishness probably maps more closely to *citizenship* than anything else.
Like the Jewish conception of peoplehood predates modern conceptions of race, ethnicity, and religion by a lot, which is why if you try to pin it down to any one of those things, it gets weird.
Membership isn’t defined by religious practice, and religious practice isn’t required, but religious practice can, in some circumstances, get you kicked out (if you choose to follow an incompatible religion).
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I mean, converting to an idolatrous religion so clearly puts you outside the borders of peoplehood that the on-the-books response to it is EXECUTION.

That’s not a response I’m okay with, but it’s notable that the contemporary Jewish response to it is *less* harsh.
Christians are all out here insisting that Jews MUST consider Christians with Jewish ancestry to be Jews (and by extension, their Christianity to be Judaism) because they want to define Judaism solely in terms of blood (which, btw, is literally a Nazi position).
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Like I dunno, maybe we should talk about how weird this belief is? And how most cultures’ spiritual practices are centered around living with *each other*, and the world and often ancestors/spirits in *this life* and see consequences as coming from THOSE sources in this life?
Judaism says you leave the corners of fields free for the poor to glean. Why? Because God says so.

What happens if you don’t?

The land doesn’t support you. Your community deteriorates. Other nations abuse you. Your relationship with God deteriorates.
None of that is about what happens after death, except in the sense that you’re also screwing over your descendants.
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And now seems like a good time to repost this and remind everyone that abusive management and abusive fan bases generally work in tandem, whether or not it's intentional:

Like, there's a LOT of good stuff in there, and you should read the whole thing, but I want to pull out a few quotes:
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don't marry cis men

they can't handle having successful wives
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I mean, if you hung out with them for long, there were tells, like how she was constantly getting up to get him another glass of water or whatever, but he never returned the favor, but...
...if you didn't hang around with them at their home, if you were relatively casual friends, you would have been like "this guy really loves his wife and is proud of her."
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It's a cold, dark wintry night in Seattle with a big old full moon, so gather round while I livetweet my readthrough of one of my childhood favorite spookybooks, John Bellairs' Curse of the Blue Figurine
I first discovered this book when I was in elementary school, tucked away in a back corner of the school library. It wasn't like anything I'd read before. It was atmospheric and spooky and smart.

It's the first book in a loose series about my favorite of Bellairs' protagonists.
So it opens up with Johnny Dixon, our hero, sitting and listening to a spooky radio show in 1951.
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