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Aaron Friesen
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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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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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At the yoga studio right now, and a pair of folk I really like are talking about how the teenagers they are each raising are going through "that stage where rational, critical thought just doesn't really... exist?", immediately after having a conversation about their homeopath. Cough. Cough.
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I'd say, "I'm not saying, I'm just saying," but I am saying. I really really am.
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I am against justice being thought of as retribution, straight up.

 To unpack: 'Justice as retribution' really reinforces the notion that we need to scare people into not doing bad things and enshrines the idea that revenge is the point of having the police. I strongly suspect it's the reason why swatting has become a thing (getting revenge on people you disagree with or had a fight with by calling in a false report that will likely have a tactical response team arrive on the scene, with all that entails). The police and the courts are not there so you can get revenge on people who have wronged you. The justice system exists so that we can fix problems and right wrongs. That it's only kinda good at doing that is exactly because we treat it as a revenge system (sorry, 'retribution') and keep pressuring our government to pass laws and policies that push it that way. 

Spanking doesn't make better children; we've pretty much proven that. Why do you think it will make better adults?
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People's preference for violence has been defying all available evidence for quite some time now.
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Ello! As in, I'm on it now :) Who here also is experimenting with the new social media platform? I'm @Brave_Sparrow<3 See you there!
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Ello.co ;-) check it! 
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Really tasty. Guanciale, roast onion and garlic, fior di latte. Mmmmm
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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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So, on the facespace I shared one (many) of the recent articles defending Anita Sarkeesian. As can be expected, one person on my contact list there has been doing the whole "Well actually" bullshit every time. Of course, I and my contact list tend to rip right into whatever he puts forth, and it's getting pretty close to the point where if his tone doesn't change right the fuck yesterday I'm going to be blocking him. Still, I feel it's necessary to use the voice and reach that I have to respond to his most recent "point", not necessarily to get to him (though if I did, bonus) but more to reach the folks that are reading and lurking and finding themselves agreeing with him just because I haven't been able to respond. I have a policy of not responding with spittle and vitriol whenever I remember. Anyway, the comment I'm having difficulties forming a good rebuttal to is:

"She is absolutely entitled to her opinions and to the money anyone want to pay for them. But to say she is immune from criticism, or in her case to say all the criticism is because of her gender is absurd."

in reference to calling the torrent of negativity that goes her way indicative of misogyny and based in sexism and shit. Sorry, tired. Can anyone lend a hand in ripping this apart, preferably eloquently? So that I can have a response out there before I block?
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