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Fellow queer folx:
So, kink and TBLG+/Queer/GSD/etc (hereafter for simplicity, Queer) movements have a checkered history of co-involvement (heck, T + L + G + B have had a checkered involvement, but that's another discussion). One current prevailing take on things is the Kink per se doesn't belong in Queer movements. It does, in this view, in the sense that there are kinky people that are otherwise Queer, but it doesn't in that as far as this view is concerned Kink isn't itself Queer. I'm not necessarily disputing the view right now, but I'm curious.

Why?

I mean, Kink isn't just about sex, so saying that Kink being Queer is just reducing Queer to sex is insulting isn't accurate. Kink is often framed as not a lifestyle choice but rather a sexual and relational sense of self that folk find identity in, and various Queer identifications are sometimes self-described as lifestyle choices or temporary current accurate descriptors and less as deeper permanent identities, so it can't be some "Born This Way" or "Identity vs Lifestyle" thing. If it's based on oppression and discrimination a person can certainly face situations that can be classified as oppression for being involved in kink especially if public about it. If Queer identities are included based on what is functionally self-described-as-belonging-to-queer-identities and not-cis-het, as for example recent rising discussions on Cis Het Aromantics belonging in Queer spaces (a hot topic if my queer feeds are to be believed, anecdote not being data), then Cis Het Kink isn't inherently disqualified.

So yeah. Basically I'm having issue finding solid ground that casts Kink-on-it's-own out of Queer spaces, and I want to invite lots of thoughts here.

For simplicity, if only folx who are queer beyond kink could comment in this thread for now, that would be nice. People who feel strongly about King-as-Queer-in-itself I want to hear from you as well (if you care to share), but if you could instead message me privately or tag me in your own threads at least right now that would be wonderful. It's just a clash I'd rather avoid at this immediate moment on my own personal wall, because I know feelings are very strong.

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Playing +Avery Mcdaldno​'s The Quiet Year with my classmates. Love this game every time :-)
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And it works on such a tiny set of rules!
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My #3x3RPGs   :D

Most Recent: Abnormal, Fall Of Magic, Heart Of Ashes
Most Enjoyed: Torchbearer, Apocalypse World, Abnormal
Most Want To Play: The Clay That Woke, Chuubo's Magnificent Wish Granting Engine, Blood Red Sands (Especially restyled as a Legend Of Zelda: Clockwork Empire quest. WIP)

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It's pretty fun. It may be impossible to get a hold of, as it was part of Octo: Games Of Autumn, but it's possible you could track a copy down ;-) Alternately Life on Mars is similarly built and evokes some of the same feels.
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When you get thrown under the bus, roll +(the number of fucks you give)...

In today's game, Drew's "Ulysses Abrams, Wizard Cop" decides to place blame for [minor inconvenience] at the feet of "Oh My God It's A Demon Wearing Tattered Clownfleisch" Landon. Buh, whatever, I have assholes in white toques to slaughter.
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I weep for my poor Abrams.
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God I love this game :-D

My Tainted, Landon, just gutted a whole theatre of people, and then turned into a whirlwind of flame to dispose of the evidence, and then flew off on wings of clown. Eat that, +Mikael Andersson​'s Tainted.
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Let's not forget that he teleports via flesh portal and emerges from the skin of someone where he wants to go. Which is... horrifying.
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Yo! Anybody know if anyone who's done any work on using Tamora Pierce's world of Tortall for BW play? I don't think it would need much of any adapting, except maybe some magic burning I figure, but just curious of the thought has occurred to anyone else first ;-) cheers all! 
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Hello Kitchener-Waterluvians! I've officially launched my IndieGoGo campaign to start up a new Ashtanga style yoga class in town! Give it a look-see, lemme know what you think, and maybe give it a little share-around <3
Looking for a strong Ashtanga-style yoga class in Kitchener? Me too. So let's make one. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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If you are ever in Raleigh NC stop by Cat Tilt Studio for an ashtanga class 
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So, has anyone thrown together a crib sheet for The Clay That Woke yet? If I stay motivated, I might do it myself, but that tends to end in hilarity since usually I'd just rather play from imperfect memory and come up with everything I forget on the fly :) #claytalk  
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Oh yeah, that was super helpful. No so much for referencing during play (just didn't need much of that), but for putting the whole system in my head all at once. Making my own little cheat sheet was probably the reason why I didn't need to reference it much.
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+Anna Kreider#birthdayrequest

So, I really love my job and the games it gives me the opportunity to present to people, so here is a bad picture of me absolutely covered in games! 
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