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Hey +Vincent Baker have you read +Nicola Griffith's #Hild  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17332243-hild ? It's basically an AW:DA campaign, and offers a useful corrective to Game of Thrones -- a Dark Ages where weaving is as crucial as swordplay, and which is very much about the sociopolitical effect of the arrival of Christianity in Dark Ages Britain. I think you might like it.
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So? Did you get a chance to look at it? The more I play with AW:DA, the more I think it's relevant...
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Translation asymmetry is a real injustice in literature: here's what I'm doing about it. You in?  http://ift.tt/1hkOTZw 
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Check out my little sister's film!
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My new story, up on tor.com.
Read Feature Development in Social Networking, a new original short story on Tor.com about developing for zombies.
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So last year, in this StoryGames thread http://www.story-games.com/forums/discussion/comment/356403#Comment_356403 , +Sage LaTorra  wrote: "we don't have any interest in preserving anything problematic... If there's stuff that you guys feel is problematic or awkward I'd love to hear about it, here or privately. We've tried to steer clear of some of the really horrendous parts of D&D..."

Is that something you're still interested in exploring -  ethical/political issues in DW's text & implied world  - and if so, is this a good place for it?
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I finally got around to writing an expanded version of my thoughts on the problem; it's basically an expansion of what I've already said here, but if you're curious you can read more here: http://attacksofopportunity.tumblr.com/post/66178244256/orcs-humanoid-vermin-and-the-problem-of-evil
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You may be familiar with John D. Boswell's Symphony of Science music videos, which take the titans of academic inquiry and turn their words into song.
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+Vincent Baker you should accidentally make more posts public, that was a fascinating thread, for someone who is coming in late to all this history.

+Ron Edwards -- as you are certainly somebody who cares deeply about both language and justice, can invite you to think about the politics of the term "hissy fit"? Since an irrational outburst of great emotion is already a "fit", what work is "hissy" doing here? Who comes to mind when we use the term -- a pro ballerina or a pro NFL player? If we use the term to describe the latter's emotional outburst, how are we inviting the listener to regard that outburst? Compare calling an altercation between two women a "fight" or a "catfight", in terms of how seriously it's suggested we take the substance of their disagreement. When we disparage people's behavior in a certain way, do the kinds of similar disparagement they're likely to face otherwise in their lives obtain, morally?

Also: thanks for being the ur-source of all this stuff I'm into right now!
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My little sister's indie movie about goblin changelings and postpartum depression is up for a crowdfunding Project of the Week grant on Indiegogo! Go check the projects out and vote (it's free and extremely simple).
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I told Noah to solve this without talking to the fifth guardian (the fifth guardian already vanished because Jenn came through here first).

Noah asks one of the elves "how many doors are there in this room?" If the elf says "five", he asks him which door leads to happiness. Otherwise, he asks the other elf.
We all know this situation. You are in a small room with walls made out of stone. But then it gets different: there are five doors. In front of each door is a guardian. The first guardian is an elf with a golden spear. The ...
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New story at Strange Horizons: "Elsewhere"
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Elsewhere. By Benjamin Rosenbaum. 18 June 2012. There's an angle, aq, which is like breakfast in a muddy room, like the weight of the mornin

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