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Fiona Zimmer
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putting this in my feed so's I can find it again and also so +Steve Kaftanski can see it.
In 1966 Norman Rockwell really needed a spacesuit — and NASA didn’t want to give him one. The space agency had hired the artist to…
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on Dubious Breakfast Choices

Hosts, last night: We have leftover food! You should take it home with you!
Me, last night: Yes good OK
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Mainly sharing this for +Steve Kaftanski  and +Steven Mading , in case they haven't seen it.
Orbital mechanics, and Lagrange Points (things most physics text books get wrong).
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Hey! Remember that Asteroid game thing I made a few months back? And then entered in a contest? Well, the results are in!

* dramatic pause *

Our game didn't win. This isn't exactly a surprise. It was the first game the three of us made together, and outside of bad afterschool specials, it's rare for the n00b underdog to get first place.

We did place well, at the bottom of the semifinals, but we just didn't tickle all the fancy bells of the judges. That's okay!

Congratulations to the first place winners! Scrapyardarmory and Saxywolf got first prize with Dysplacement. The page for it is here, though it looks like the game is being re-tooled post contest and ain't for sale at the moment:

The game page for our own entry, Build the Skies, is here:
Reviews range from 'fiddly but eh, okay' to 'surprisingly non-terrible', and we did just not-win a contest, but I'm still pretty proud of it. It's a game I made, with some science in it (thanks to the mad genius of +Steve Kaftanski ), that's actually playable and fun. That's a helluva thing.

Woohoo, science games!
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On the new Wonder Woman
So I saw the new WW teaser, And I’m like,


But how about

Steve Trevor, in 1910’s Britain, volunteers for the Army because the Hun is coming and everything and everyone he loves is in danger and he can’t not fight. He goes to training and they make him a spy

Steve Trevor, in 1910’s Britain, posted in an Army base where he has to hear hypermasculine posturing and casual homophobia every few minutes from his fellow soldiers

And his hands are shaking when he walks away and he rests it on a doorsill until it stops

Because this is the New Century and we should be past it but we aren’t, and the Brits still hang homosexuals when they aren’t talking about burning them or imprisoning them and women are still regularly ‘raped straight’

Steve Trevor, in 1910’s Britain, who has a boyfriend in the local village: they met at a club, because you can’t trust anyone on the street, you have to hide everything you feel, if they see you together they’ll kill you

Steve Trevor, who sees Etta Candy in the secretarial pool and immediately asks for her,

Because they know each other from the club and he knows she had a girlfriend that she can’t even write to they broke up when she joined the War effort and so they agree to be each other’s beard and they are good friends and they look out for each other

Steve Trevor, having to fend off salacious idiots wanting to know if Etta is a ‘good lay’, listening to jokes about how fat and plain and unlovely she is, while Etta bumbles past all the other girls at work, stuttering and blushing and unable to focus, but she can’t befriend any of the men, either because of the good chance they’ll push past her defenses

Steve Trevor, punching the ghost out of a soldier as he tries to cop a feel on Etta, making enemies and getting written up for it. Even his commanding officer is sympathetic to the assailant, saying Etta should feel ‘lucky’ anyone’s interested in her at all

Steve Trevor, having to lie his ass off in order to get anyone to leave Etta alone, and crying on the shoulder of his boyfriend even as Etta is ringing the doorbell to walk him home, because they can’t ever be seen together with the people they love

Steve Trevor and Etta Candy, both vulnerable and afraid and brave as iron as long as they’ve got someone else to defend and right now that’s each other

Steve Trevor, sent out on a special mission somewhere in Greece

Steve Trevor, missing

Etta, having to field advances and spite veiled as sympathy, desperately fighting to get someone to look for her best friend, fighting to keep him from being declared dead, fighting to keep his secrets even as his office is taken over by a new attache she can’t bring herself to trust or even like, there’s something wrong about him

Steve Trevor, back home after months thought dead, with the most beautiful woman Etta has ever seen, beautiful and strong and brave and clever and Steve and Etta want her to love their world, the world that hates them, so they take her to the club

Steve and Etta, watching Diana’s face light up and ease, she is so happy to see the things she thinks of as normal relationships, because of course on Themyscira they have nothing else. She meets Trevor’s boyfriend and she is happy to see that men have this too, this special bond, this love

Etta blushing and stammering and walking into walls around Diana and Diana and Trevor share a brief look, the look that says, ‘is it ok?’ and ‘don’t hurt her I swear to God’

Etta and Diana, alone together, hesitant and unsure and sure at the same time and the camera fades to black just before they kiss

Etta looking as radiantly happy as Trevor has ever seen her and him stepping in and quietly asking if she’s all right, if she’s hurt, assuring her that she can still confide in him, still come to him if Diana breaks her heart, that they’re still friends and he will fight even this perfect, unstoppable woman if she even makes Etta shed a single tear

And that’s their dynamic through the whole movie. Trevor’s boyfriend doesn’t die, and Etta doesn’t die, and Etta and Trevor’s bond isn’t shaken by jealousy or spite, they just all live together and fight together and their bond is friends and lovers and warriors and ok

Now, add in some evil enemy spies and a few supervillains, you know, if you gotta

But that’s not the driving force of the story

The driving force of the story should be love, and how fragile and terrifying it is, how it needs space to grow and thrive and allies to defend it and when society doesn’t give you that you fight to find it on your own


That’s the Wonder Woman movie I want.
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+Ember Leo , yes, totally!
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Warning: contains politics
This metaphor is apt and the article beautifully written, so I'mma share it. But given my current state of health, both physical and mental, I'mma turn off commentary too.

Y'alls can reshare it if you want to discuss it, yes? Good.

(Source: Stoled off IronSpike on the twitters.)
Trump’s politics offer an intense high, but the aftermath will be ugly.

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Hey Everyone,

The Standing Rock Donation Bundle goes live Tuesday, September 27th. If you could spread the word in your feeds that would be great, the more feeds, the better.
I have artwork assets at the link below, so feel free to use them
Please share, link and ask others to do so as well.


There are over 40 products from 20 different publishers, and that just blows my mind.
Please hit all your local social media haunts and make them aware of not only the bundle but what’s going on at Standing Rock.

I really appreciate everyone’s support and enthusiasm, and I’m sure that your contributions will make a difference.
Thank you

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Good News, Everyone!
So, raise your hand if you're surprised that Uber, having more-or-less crushed the licensed cab industry, exploited the labor of un-unionized car owners to the tune of billions, and deregulated for-hire driving all over the globe, is now investing in a fleet of self-driving cars.

...Yeahp, me neither.

The future, everyone!
The company’s fleet of robotic cars will be supervised by humans in the driver’s seat.
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+Michael Verona, I offer the word traditional as an olive branch : )
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I am dead. this thread has killed me and now I must haunt the torrid fanlogs of the internets forever.
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...what's she got against Star Trek TOS?
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Hey! International Asteroid Day is coming up!
Got any plans? We're gonna be playing that thing we made and talking about a lot of nerdy stuff!

#buildtheskies   #boardgames   #Netherworldgames  
We plan to do what we have been doing every other Thursday at Netherworld for months, which is to play variations on the board game "Build The Skies" (now available at ) and talk about Asteroid Mining 101 in general.

RSVP to:
Build The Skies 2016 Asteroid Day
Thu, June 30, 6:30 PM
Netherworld Games, 334 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703, United States

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+Sean P Kelley , I'd settle for a few small, strategically placed ones. World-ending size, not so much. :P
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Some sort of crazy doodler person.
How you might know me:

- If you grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area (Mostly Oakland and Berkeley) any time in the last 40 years or so.
- If you went to the Academy of Art College in San Francisco between 1996 and 2001
- if you've been (at times) active in the SCA, Paganism, Heathenry, GLBT, Science-Fiction Fandom and other sundry geekish subcultures.
 - If you are a diehard Tabletop RPG player.
- Through the fine work of Filament Games in Madison, WI. I worked there 'till 2015.
- Through the many awesome people I am friends with.
- Through World of Warcraft or ESO.
  • Academy of Art College
    Illustration, 2001
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