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Re: King of Dragon Pass

The encounter with the troll champion was very educational, in its own way.
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I’ve mentioned this elsewhere, but +Dan McCluskey was our uzologist (though not uz dialect coach) for this scene.
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Nothing like a horde of huge bright pink slugs in the morning.
 
"As bright pink as you can imagine, that's how pink they are," Michael Murphy, a ranger with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "On a good morning, you can walk around and see hundreds of them."

#rollforinitiative  
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ITU, you are NOT going to take my web away from me.
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Nice to see that hard cider is getting more attention in America.
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I pretty much exclusively drink ciders as my alcoholic beverage.
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On my blog Metawyrd, I recommend five great SF/F books about music (including a superb novel by George R.R. Martin). Why don't you drop by and sit for a spell?

http://metawyrd.com/blog/?p=73
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Dear Moon Design,

Are you all planning to offer any advice to people who would like to use  FATE Core or FAE in Glorantha? I know Sarah Newton has done some work on this subject, but I was wondering if you all plan to weigh in or authorize someone to do so.
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Normally, a Gloranthan character has affiliations with the Runes of the gods, spirits, principles of his belief system. Those are his spritual anchors in the vast spiritual world of Glorantha. - Most major gods or divine beings have three Runes (Orlanth, for example, Air, Mastery and Movement) - but some different aspects, subcults or regional interpretation may have different rune association for the same god! So it is a highly cultural dependend questions, to which Runes a character may have an affiliation.

And those Runes of the main spiritual belief system are not even close to all of the runes accessible or important for a character! - There are A LOT of Runes in the world Glorantha. And so some characters might pick up quite a lot of affiliations to very different ones - yet rarely in any meaningful intensity (but not unheard of).
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We’ve recovered 91 percent of the wealth lost since 2007. After adjusting for inflation and population growth, that falls to 45 percent. And after adjusting for the unequal nature of the recovery, that falls even lower for the average household.

Did I forget to say “happy Friday”? #economy
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Glad to be aboard. :)
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Preparing for Google's acquisition of Sparrow.
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I understand the health aspects of vegetarianism and veganism. However, if you still participate in a human civilization that is willing to plow under and pollute any ecosystem for just about any reason, isn't being a vegan like tying a red ribbon on a dirty nuke?
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I agree with you in terms of priorities, and in a concern that small gestures might be one step removed from "slacktivism". ("I don't have to call my congresscritter; I don't eat meat!") For that matter, I think the law of unintended consequences should be brought into play. Let's be honest - cows would be near extinct if we didn't farm them. And the farm land that currently raises meat, in my estimation, would likely become big box stores or McMansion developments (or as you say, industrial commodity farming), not forest or prairie.

Still, I feel the need to be careful in comparing or ranking ethical behaviors. I believe hardly anyone does all they can. Our greatest environmentalists log thousands of dirty airline miles spreading their message; they spread their message on dirty paper and dirty electronics. On balance, they believe they're doing what they can, and hopefully they engage in the self-reflection to do a little more when they can. I hope vegans and vegetarians do the same (and my experience is that many do).

I've felt the militancy among vegans and vegetarians which I think you're referencing, and I worry that it's off-putting and damaging to the coalitions we need to preserve the earth's climate as we like it. But I think it's the holier-than-thou attitude which has to go, not the dietary choice.
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