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Passover conversations tend to focus on either the horrors of WW2 or bowel movements. Tonight, Grandma managed to get two in one by talking about dysentery during famine.
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Grandma understands the full impact of word-using after the great letter rationing during the war.
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My religious corner is almost done.
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Despite its dated effects, Godzilla is still a good monster film. However, even more so, it is a great tragedy. 
Godzilla is not a malicious being. It lumbers about like the agonized survivor of a firebombing, like a confused colossus with PTSD, evoking sympathy even as it spreads destruction among people who've suffered just like it did less than a decade ago at the hands of the same outside force (that's you Americans, in case you wondered). However, this shared victimization doesn't make them allies. Instead it forces them to fight. 
It is their brother in suffering and yet they must kill it, through sorrow, through resentment, through cruel fate forced on them by factors outside of their control (still you, Americans). It's a story of passion and horror to compete with the great Greek tragedies or the epic tales of the Bible. 
At an age where everyone flees away from triggers like little bitches, it's inspiring to see the courage and dignity of a people that does not fear looking at painfully accurate reenactments of the horrors they faced only eight years ago without ever losing their spirit of optimism. The film is a little preachy and its passive-aggressive anti-Western propaganda is quite heavy-handed (just like the former sentence), but it is still a must-see for any cinephile.

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What is your favorite Asian kaiju film?
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Invasion of Astro-Monster (Godzilla vs. Monster Zero)
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Me: At least try to role-play your character...
Player: Oy vey! I'm surrounded by bodies! Oy vey! The smell is horrible! Oy vey! There is blood everywhere.
Me: You're an Orc, not a Jewish stereotype!
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Perhaps Jergal or Kelemvor, +Uri Kurlianchik​.
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The upcoming Star Wars film has the apt byline "a star wars story." I have to confess that the use of the indefinite article communicates a certain lack of enthusiasm, don't you find?
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Well it's a defining tag. It says, this is a story set within the Star Wars cinematic universe. There are many stories, this is one. The main greater storyline will progress the story ahead, while this may fill in an event that happened at some time in the past, or may be parallel to the prime story timeline. Is what I get out of it.
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Why is it that Native American names are translated while names in other languages are transliterated?
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Interesting.
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The true reason for the casting of Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell revealed!
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It's more or less straight out of /pol on 4chan I think
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Last year, a lot of people told me they wanted to run this adventure. I'm curious, did anyone run it in the end? If yes, how did it go?
"Lover of the Dead" is a D&D 3e horror adventure suitable for a group of four 3rd level characters. It can be set in any urban setting and can be easily adapted for any system because it is combat-light. In this macabre story...
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In honor of Passover, I’ve challenged my students to design a campaign that will mix at least three different genres. This is what they came up with by means of popular vote and some under the table kicking.
In honor of Passover, I’ve challenged my students to design a campaign that will mix at least three different genres. This is what they came up with by means of popular vote and some under the table kicking. Setting A wizard ...
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Yeah, it was my first thought as well.
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Imagine that God was as active now as he was in the Bible. Imagine that you alone had the means to kill God. Would you do that?
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+Paul King not necessarily old school Abrahamic Henothiest God was just more powerful than any other entity including other gods yet not Omnipotent or Omniscient. 
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I think this should be the rule for writing villains. Imagine yourself in the exact situation of your villain. Can you see yourself, no matter how remotely, doing what they did? If not, go back to the drawing table.
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And if with this you still come up only with shitty villains... get therapy!
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