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Michael Schmidt
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Attended University of Toronto Mississauga
Lives in Oakville, ON
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Just in case anyone can help.
 
I don't like posting such personal things public but this is a serious problem that I am pleading for help to get through. Please read and, if you can, please please help.
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Google Spaces vs Google+ vs Any OS : wherein I rant about trying to wrap my brain around how Google Spaces is any different from Google+.
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+Christopher Allsop Agreed. Or would'nt be simplier and less confusing for the customer to improve Google+ and Hangouts ? Collections and Communities within Google+ are already something confusing ... now with Spaces there is even more redundant and confusing product.
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Mother's day coffee cup.
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Teaching my son to catch with a ball from CanadianTire that looks suspiciously like #Deadpool
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Draw some eye spots on that! 
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Great video from the New York Times about the "Satanic panic" surrounding #DungeonsandDragons back in the day.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004335937/dungeons-dragons-satanic-panic.html
Dungeons & Dragons, introduced in 1974, attracted millions of players, along with accusations by some religious figures that the game fostered demon worship and a belief in witchcraft and magic.
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I will not game with men who harass women. If you are acting this way at my game table, you will be told to leave.

And my son will be raised to know that men and women are equal.
 
Unfortunately, the core of the issue gets lost some of the time through "might makes right" mentally/emotionally predatory behavior. And rationalistic arguments such as "it's not all white males" which I agree it's not race, but that's not the issue, just a discernible pattern.
Just as in Hip Hop, or Latin cultures, it's not all, just a very disturbing and effective few.
 There's an aggressive attack-then-blame-the-victim mentality which makes me afraid to ever enjoy online gaming. I got away from being suicidal, and I'm not interested in anyone trying to convince me to be that way again. (Though in other contexts online, that's happened. Which is why I keep my posts limited to only people in my circles commenting. Though I must admit a growing need to be as open, harmonious, and enthusiastic with the world as I once was. Thank you +Dirk Hooper for helping me take this one small step.)
http://latining.tumblr.com/post/141567276944/tabletop-gaming-has-a-white-male-terrorism-problem
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If you're Canadian, and over 35, you probably remember the #LogDriversWaltz
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A short piece about the old art of D&D. I'd love to see art like this again.
 
MIND: BLOWN
So I looked up ogres in the 1st edition Monster Manual recently, and I came across this text: The hide of ogres varies from dull blackish-brown to dead yellow. Rare specimens are a sickly violet in color. Their warty bumps a...
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Playing my old Vampire Hunter game (Hasbro) with my son.
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+Suzanne Lewis I honestly don't remember how long ago I bought it, but a looong time!
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Working on a rough draft for an illustration for something I'm planning to publish to #dmsguild soon! 
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Nope, but I guess it could be used for something like that. But, no, something else. 
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Is this a poorly placed Twitter ad, or do I just have an inappropriately obscure sense of humour? #Prince #TooSoon 
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Strahd is in the house!

#d&d #CurseOfStrahd
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Education
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
    Political Science
  • Cawthra Park Secondary
    Visual Arts, 1987 - 1992
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Gender
Male
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Married
Other names
Mr. Awesome-Pants
Story
Tagline
There's something in the attic. I can hear it slithering.
Introduction
Human, male. Parent. Wedded. Employed. Android. Designs graphically. Puts pen to paper & fingers to keys occasionally. Reads. Beers on me! 10/31. The wilderness calls. Plays rolls. Doesn't believe. The Doctor. Oh, the Horror. Chappa'ai. Walther PPK. "It was... fun. Oh, my." The truth is out there. "I'm making this up as I go."
Bragging rights
Can fold my ears inside-out.
Work
Occupation
Chief Spook Officer
Skills
Graphic design. Photography. Adobe Creative Suite. HTML/CSS. Writing. Problem Solving. Occasional IT support.
Employment
  • The October Geek
    President, 2014 - present
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Oakville, ON