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Aug 10 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Lol game economies make no sense at all.
I still remember coworkers trying to explain to met that no, it does make sense (from a design perspective) that masterwork weapons are worth less than the components to make them and me being like WHY DOES LABOR HAVE NEGATIVE VALUE
In Pathfinderworld, literally anyone who doesn’t take at least one level of wizard is just making the wrong economic decision. Everyone is a wizard. Every farmer, every barkeep—they’d be silly not to be.
Aug 9 • 17 tweets • 3 min read
You know, I was convinced GRRM was just a dude who’d only studied history written by men, about men, but I’m reading Fire & Blood and at this point I’m convinced he’s an actual misogynist.
Like is history brutal to women?
And no. Like women also led lives? Not every woman in the medieval era spent her entire teenhood and up getting beaten up, raped, and called a whore?
Aug 8 • 25 tweets • 5 min read
So this weekend I watched Belle with @the_strix and oh boy do I have some feelings but the thing that's stuck with me the most is WHO OR WHAT IS THE SOUNDWHALE
So, spoilers, obviously.
Aug 4 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
Because y’all are insisting that you know better than people whose brains don’t work like yours what they’re thinking and feeling and yelling at anyone who tells you no, that is not why I do the thing.
For a lot of people, especially people who are job hunting and/or freelancing, permanently getting off social media isn’t a viable option.
So having someone take over your accounts and block harassers, report and screenshot threats, etc. is incredibly helpful.
Aug 2 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
So a while back @MaintenancePod did an ep (might have been a Patreon bonus ep) that basically did a survey of research on dieting to lose weight and found out that A) it almost never works long term and B) it’s bad for your health (potentially worse than being overweight)…
Like, the majority of the tiny minority of people for who it did work were people who had been thin, put on some weight for a short period, and then lost it again.
Aug 1 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
As I keep noting, the problem with the “the only oppression is economic oppression” crowd is that it seems fine with maintaining existing hierarchies but with free healthcare.
Anyway, Leftist Twitter promoting a k*w*farms campaign is providing quite a challenge to my belief that horseshoe theory isn’t real.
This is probably the inevitable evolution of dirtbag leftism led by white cis men, though.
Jul 17 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Unexpected setback. Dagger was exploring my room and he and Max got into it a bit (Max was trying to play initially, but he does get a bit posture-y if other cats growl at him), a swat each and some yelling.
But Lucy heard and came running and just WENT for Dagger.
I dropped a towel between them before she could do more than swat him once.
I’d forgotten a bit from when Darwin was here and he and Max used to get into it sometimes when play got too aggressive that Lucy has very NO ONE YELLS IN THIS HOUSE BUT ME reactions.
Jul 7 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
I asked her what he weighed now and he is just over 14 lbs.
I’m like HOW HE IS GIANT.
Vet: “Well, there’s really just nothing going on under all that fluff. He’s barely there.”
Me: He’s like medium dog-sized tho.
Jun 29 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
It’s a weird place to be in to on one hand be frustrated, terrified, and disgusted by right-wing attacks on doctors and medical science and also be someone who doctors have regularly failed because of their refusal to listen to me about my own health history.
It’s like trying to talk about the state of journalism. It feels like if you talk at all about how journalism has failed us, how major outlets have spread and normalized fascist and neo-Nazi rhetoric, you’re opening the door to Qanon “fake news!!!” conspiracy screaming.
Jun 29 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
It’s amazing to watch people be indignant that anyone is even pointing that out.
We all are complicit in this hellscape. We all choose which battles we fight. And no one can fight every battle.
But don’t pretend you’re NOT choosing to fight some of them.
“It’s not fair to ask doctors to risk getting arrested!”
Correct. It’s also not fair to let people die from ectopic pregnancies.
But shrugging at other people being subjected to fatal injustice while being indignant at the idea that you should risk anything is privilege.
Jun 28 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
we need to talk about how "sex positivity" is often a toxic cover for aphobia and refusal to accept that sex is not central or important to everyone's lives or senses of self and that is fine and people for whom it isn't don't need to be "fixed"
It's exhausting to be told, over and over again, that you just haven't had good sex or sex with the right person or that you need to go to the doctor because if sex isn't something you want intensely something is wrong with you.
Jun 23 • 28 tweets • 5 min read
It's frustrating that, like all discourse about games, any attempts to talk about this get flattened into a knee-jerk "this is the Satanic Panic all over again" binary, where the only positions are "playing COD makes you violent" (which we know is false) or "everything is fine."
Like it’s not that hard to basically have the same reaction as #1 without No True Scotsman-ing away your bad actors in a way no other religion gets to do:
Swap out “fake” for “disappointing.”
Jun 16 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
I don't know why I do these threads. It reminds me of when I explained in a Pathfinder brainstorming meeting that in a setup where everyone has an absolute, objective alignment, it made the most sense if Heaven and Hell and all the aligned planes were the same plane, and...
...how you experienced that plane (as Heaven or Hell or Elysium or the Abyss) was determined by your alignment, so a visiting party with different alignments would see the landscape differently and perceive and interact with different beings.
Jun 16 • 33 tweets • 5 min read
I want to talk a little bit more about this illusion of modularity and how it ends up with a lot of Christian atheists actually perpetuating or even promoting Christian hegemony and white supremacy.
So, when I talk about Christianity having created the modern conception of religion, I am only talking secondarily about in the sense that religion involves believing in the supernatural, attending services, etc.
I am primarily talking about that idea of religion as modular.