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Game tastemaker, creative lead, producer, writer, howling maenad. Mildly obsessed with lionesses. I block often. She/her.
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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?

Yes.

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. Like the whole conversation in my mentions is going:

Autistic people: This is what allistic people are thinking when they do this thing.

Allistic people: That is not what we are thinking when we do the thing.

Autistic people: Yes it is! Why can’t we talk about our experiences?
Aug 3 5 tweets 1 min read
Okay, niche question but Googling is not helping me:

I bought a used Sunny spinning bike to use with the Peloton app. I’m worried that I’m not converting the resistance correctly.

There are a whole bunch of conflicting charts.

sippingandshopping.org/sunny-peloton-… So after poring over the charts, I came to the conclusion that I would just treat each full turn of the knob as 10 pts on the Peloton scale.

(It might mean my resistance was actually higher than they were calling for above 30-40 but whatever.)
Aug 3 25 tweets 4 min read
yeeeeaaaah no.

This illustrates my least favorite thing about Discourse on here about everything from neurodiversity to mental illness to introversion to what have you:

Everyone Who Is Not Us Is Operating From A Place Of Perfect Health And Infinite Mental/Emotional Bandwidth. I'm old enough to remember the same thing happening on Tumblr, and it irritated me then, too, but I had trouble articulating why.
Aug 3 6 tweets 2 min read
Speaking as someone who’s been the target of multiple harassment campaigns, this is possibly the most important help you can provide someone who’s being targeted.

Online harassment mobs’ goal is to cause their target pain.

So prevent them from connecting with the target. 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. Image 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
Also:

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." So, first off, a bazillion studies have shown that no, playing a violent video game doesn't make you more likely to go out and shoot someone.

Every dev already knows that, so shut up, gamers.

I want to talk, however, about cultural narratives & entertainment in the aggregate.
Jun 21 4 tweets 2 min read
Had a lunch meeting get cancelled so I made Lucy a solstice cabana for her birthday Image I think she likes it Image
Jun 21 13 tweets 5 min read
Happy 12th birthday to Lucy, my little sun-lioness solstice baby. First picture from when I brought her home at 8 weeks.
Jun 20 26 tweets 5 min read
Oh boy, in trying to rescue a kitty, did I ever stumble upon Municipal Slapfights. So for the past 3-4 days, when I take my walk, I’ve been encountering an orange kitty.

No collar. DISTRESSINGLY thin. (We’re talking spine knobs visible, hip bones jutting out, deep hollows behind his flanks.)
Jun 17 8 tweets 2 min read
Progressive Christian challenge 2022

1. Read these articles w/out just knee-jerk screaming “She’s a FAKE Christian!”

2. Resist antisemitic reactions (the problem is she’s too OT and not following the NT!)

3. Care more about preventing harm to PEOPLE than to Christianity’s rep 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.