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Beloch Shrike
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Simple writer boy. LEADER OF THE OSR CTRL-LEFT! You play what I allow you to play.
Simple writer boy. LEADER OF THE OSR CTRL-LEFT! You play what I allow you to play.

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Mors vincit omnia, Google+.

I will remain active here until the very last moment it exists. I will absolutely weep bitter tears when the pages stop loading. August 2019 is going to be ugly for me. I’ll also still be Beloch Shrike on google hangouts once g+ goes away. I don’t check it terribly often, but it will still exist, and you should feel free to contact me there.

Papers & Pencils will persist, as will Blogs on Tape. Both websites should be up and moving again within the next few weeks.

www.PapersPencils.com
http://blogsontape.paperspencils.com/

I’m relatively active on Facebook, and always post publicly. However, I don’t often talk about games, and I curate my follow-list like a museum administrator possessed by the devil. Facebook is terrible, but using it is one of the few concessions I make to the cultural zeitgeist. Don’t @ me. (Well…do @ me, just not to criticize me for using Facebook.)

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012556241451

Mastadon is delightful, and you should absolutely find an instance to join so we can be friends over there. I mostly use it to discuss politics and make observations about the minutia of my life which I pretend are humorous. I’d be happy to talk about games if there was anyone to talk about games with.

https://soc.ialis.me/@linkskywalker

On Discord I’m linkskywalker#1679. I do not like Discord. Actually I loathe discord. It’s just neoclassical IRC, and I didn’t like IRC much the first time around. It’s too fast paced and chaotic for my comfort. None the less, please feel free to friend me, message me, and invite me to your server. It seems to be the way the wind is blowing, so I may yet learn to love it.

Philosophically, I believe Diaspora is the wave of the future. The software and the infrastructure isn’t quite “there” yet, but I think it has a better chance to stand the test of time that any of the other options. I want to support its future development by bringing people onto the platform, so I intend to shift much of my g+ activity onto Pluspora once g+ is gone.

https://pluspora.com/people/f0b92a20c1ed0136b8d500505608f9fe

To my frustration, within 17 seconds of the announcement that g+ was shutting down, everyone jumped onto the MeWe bandwagon. It’s the most popular lifeboat, so I do have an account there, and you should get in touch if you’re there as well. That said, MeWe is a shitty website which lacks basically all the features that made g+ so useful to begin with. Moreover, it’s run by a reactionary wacko whose entire strategy for promoting his platform seems to be based around catering to people who were awful enough to get kicked out of places like Facebook and Twitter. I really hope a better option comes along in the next 9 months, but until then something is better than nothing.

https://mewe.com/profile/5bbc9e952ee15f2bb8a74bb6

Of course I’m always available by email, most conveniently at my LS@PapersPencils.com address.

Stay in touch, friends.
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ATTENTION OSR MEMBERS

On April 21, 2011 I published the now ubiquitous OSR logo and released it under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license. This meant anyone was free to use the logo on their work as long as they mentioned me in the credits (or got my permission to publish without my name). The logo has appeared on hundreds of products and blogs over the years.

Lately I have become increasingly concerned with content published alongside the OSR logo that is harassing towards members of our community including women, LGBT+ and ethnic/religious minorities. I strongly object to this and do not wish my artwork, and by extension myself, to be associated with hateful content of this nature.

Creative Commons licenses include this provision:

other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material

The Canadian Copyright Act, Section 28.1 and Section 28.2 lay out the definition of moral rights infringement. Infringement includes any act or omission that is contrary to the moral rights of the author in general. The integrity of the work is infringed if it is to the prejudice of the honour or reputation of the author; distorted, mutilated or otherwise modified; or used in association with a product, service, cause or institution (known as the right of association).

This means (among other things) that you are not permitted to use the OSR logo on your website, books or other publications if you are publishing material that would be considered Hate Speech under the Criminal Code of Canada. For those in other countries, Canada (where I live and my work was published) prohibits hate speech directed towards people based on colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or mental or physical disability.

You are not permitted to use the OSR logo and publish hate speech or harass other members of our community.

Thanks to everyone who is using the OSR logo and publishing fun things for everyone. For the small number of people publishing abusive or offensive content these restrictions on the use of the OSR logo means you are infringing on my copyright, and I am requesting that you stop immediately.

If someone is concerned about a particular publication that includes my logo, please let me know about it.

Thanks everyone. Please feel free to share this message with others.
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Of all the cooking videos on the internet, the product of this one is the least worthy of being called "food."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB41-Q2ZUZI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0AlcpllNHt-HmF_BzWN9DxZ39B3_Op4JbiEFYSM9w3w8TZ96s08UoluC8
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A few months ago +Jarrett Crader hired me to write and perform some clips from a post apocalyptic radio pundit.

This is the result.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoHWoG4-bKM&feature=youtu.be
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With the photography season finally winding down, and the ducks of my life working their way back into a row, I'm discovering all sorts of things that my brain just sorta...shut out.

Like "Oh, hey, apparently I just walked away from this important conversation 10 weeks ago."

I've got some catching up to do.

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This mean anything to anyone?
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