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Just started watching S3 and it really seems so far to do everything I want it to do for Matt Murdock. He is a shit who ruins all his friend's lives and only does the right thing after he's done the miserable thing, the crazy thing and the self destructive thing. He's really the ideal hero for Netflix.

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Slashing that price, this is the last deal you'll get on these babies before they go to the local used bookstore:

All books now $10 except The Rilasciare and the Castille Nation Book, which are reduced to $15 each.

First to order gets a free copy of The Arrow of Heaven.

I will pay the shipping (within the United States) if you order 4 or more books.

If you order all 8 books, I will also give you a $10 discount - that's like getting one of the books for free. You can get all eight of them for $80, shipped. LOV 2 SWASH THAT BUCKLE????
7th Sea 1ed. Supplement BLOW OUT

As 7th Sea plunges through its second edition, don't wait around for the new books when you can be plundering the old ones for material! (Or continuing that campaign you've been running the last 20 years probably? IDK.) Read all the way to the bottom for the SWEET DEALS.

Secret Societies: Knights of the Rose and Cross. Swashbuckling do-gooders seek love and truth across not-Europe! Current price on Amazon (used): $19 shipped. Emporium price: $15

Secret Societies: The Rilasciare. Learning and literacy against the forces of ignorance and greed. Current price on Amazon (used): $1,154 shipped (clearly there are no legitimate listings for this book!) Emporium price: $20

Nations of Theah vol. 1: Pirate Nations. All the piratey stuff you could ever want! Current price on Amazon (used): $22 shipped. Emporium Price: $15

Nations of Theah vol. 2: Avalon. It's not England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales but you can't tell by looking! Have magic adventures with Queen not-Elizabeth and her not-Knights of the Round Table?! Current price on Amazon (used): $21 shipped. Emporium Price: $15

Nations of Theah vol. 3: Montaigne: Not-France, the best nation in not-Europe. Drink wine and stab the evil cardinal's men. Current price on Amazon (used): $21 shipped. Emporium Price: $15

Nations of Theah vol. 5: Castille: Not-Spain and not-Portugal (also starring not-Zorro?!? This is a fuckin really good game.) Current price on Amazon (used): $28 shipped. Emporium Price: $20

Church of the Prophets: Hey, remember all those fantasy novels you read and all those fantasy RPGs you read where the churches didn't relate to actual church-ery at all? Well, here's a not-Christian-Church for the ages. Current price on Amazon (used): $16 shipped. Emporium Price: $10

Swashbuckling Adventures: Midnight Archipelago: From the brief period when there were dual-statted books published for both D20 and "classic" 7th Sea, this was also the first book that mentioned in any way anything remotely resembling the New World of 7th Sea. Current price on Amazon: $13 shipped. Emporium Price: $10

The condition of these books is good. They have had normal table wear; there's nothing written on the pages. There's a bit of stickum where price stickers have been affixed over the years. They have LOTS of table play still left in them!

The buyer will pay Media Mail shipping in the United States. If you are outside the United States, let me know and we'll see what we can do to make a reasonable deal that covers your shipping but won't make it a waste of time.

Now for the SPECIAL DEALS (gasp!):

If you buy 4-5 books, I will pay for the shipping within the United States.

If you buy 6-7, I will pay for shipping and give you a $5 discount.

If you buy all eight, I will pay for shipping and give you a $10 discount. That's right, you can walk away with all eight of these babies for a total of $110. (I think I added that right.)
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Before you go rushing somewhere else, or trying to persuade everyone to, why not take a minute and think about what it is you actually want? I suspect a lot of people landed on G+ not because of any particular advantage it had (it was horrible in a lot of ways) but because it wasn't Facebook and wasn't Twitter and web forums and mailing lists take a lot of effort to scale up. But perhaps the scale isn't what you value anymore. Perhaps there's other things you want. Think that over and discuss it before you just go "oh, another social media platform that isn't Facebook or Twitter, good enough". It's not, Google+ never was, and now it never will be. Think about what purpose your account will serve; why its worth selling another piece of your mind to another advertising company or for use in another techie's idiot experiment in money extraction.

Maybe start a zine instead!

Family Dollar has a hardcover journal with newsprint wide ruled pages for $5. Great starter journal and very inexpensive...

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7th Sea 1ed. Supplement BLOW OUT

As 7th Sea plunges through its second edition, don't wait around for the new books when you can be plundering the old ones for material! (Or continuing that campaign you've been running the last 20 years probably? IDK.) Read all the way to the bottom for the SWEET DEALS. See the repost for the new price!

Secret Societies: Knights of the Rose and Cross. Swashbuckling do-gooders seek love and truth across not-Europe! Current price on Amazon (used): $19 shipped. Emporium price: $15

Secret Societies: The Rilasciare. Learning and literacy against the forces of ignorance and greed. Current price on Amazon (used): $1,154 shipped (clearly there are no legitimate listings for this book!) Emporium price: $20

Nations of Theah vol. 1: Pirate Nations. All the piratey stuff you could ever want! Current price on Amazon (used): $22 shipped. Emporium Price: $15

Nations of Theah vol. 2: Avalon. It's not England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales but you can't tell by looking! Have magic adventures with Queen not-Elizabeth and her not-Knights of the Round Table?! Current price on Amazon (used): $21 shipped. Emporium Price: $15

Nations of Theah vol. 3: Montaigne: Not-France, the best nation in not-Europe. Drink wine and stab the evil cardinal's men. Current price on Amazon (used): $21 shipped. Emporium Price: $15

Nations of Theah vol. 5: Castille: Not-Spain and not-Portugal (also starring not-Zorro?!? This is a fuckin really good game.) Current price on Amazon (used): $28 shipped. Emporium Price: $20

Church of the Prophets: Hey, remember all those fantasy novels you read and all those fantasy RPGs you read where the churches didn't relate to actual church-ery at all? Well, here's a not-Christian-Church for the ages. Current price on Amazon (used): $16 shipped. Emporium Price: $10

Swashbuckling Adventures: Midnight Archipelago: From the brief period when there were dual-statted books published for both D20 and "classic" 7th Sea, this was also the first book that mentioned in any way anything remotely resembling the New World of 7th Sea. Current price on Amazon: $13 shipped. Emporium Price: $10

The condition of these books is good. They have had normal table wear; there's nothing written on the pages. There's a bit of stickum where price stickers have been affixed over the years. They have LOTS of table play still left in them!

The buyer will pay Media Mail shipping in the United States. If you are outside the United States, let me know and we'll see what we can do to make a reasonable deal that covers your shipping but won't make it a waste of time.

Now for the SPECIAL DEALS (gasp!):

If you buy 4-5 books, I will pay for the shipping within the United States.

If you buy 6-7, I will pay for shipping and give you a $5 discount.

If you buy all eight, I will pay for shipping and give you a $10 discount. That's right, you can walk away with all eight of these babies for a total of $110. (I think I added that right.)
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Nearly finished with Luke Cage S2. I absolutely think the innovations of presentation in this series are the standout. If Netflix would only embrace an actual aesthetic for its properties instead of sticking with the very flat presentation established by Daredevil Season 1 (for which it is a good choice given the absurdities of the character), I think it could improve dramatically. Jessica Jones and the Defenders leaned slightly into a use of color, the Punisher leaned into a kinetic action style of gunplay slightly, and this season of Luke Cage embraces overlaps, inserts and music turns. Iron Fist could have been dramatically improved if it had looked anything like a wild and crazy supernatural kung fu world, if the camera had shown us anything like what the action was telling us it was.

As far as the plot, I just can't see the criticisms that so many people are levying on it. Cage is a conservative hero. He has a conservative point of view and conservative failings. The reason his turns don't look like what we expect or desire superhero characters to be is that they are more milquetoast. They snark and give us the one-liners but they aren't permitted to act like assholes. They have tortured backstories but they aren't permitted to resent them. Cage's resentment, entitlement and self-righteousness tangle with his sense of compassion, community and decency. We are more willing to see an antihero like the Punisher than a hero whose flaws actually pull him down hard. He might not make it. And that's what makes it dramatic.

The show also very much embraces the fear of someone being in the same room as a super-strong person; in Bushmaster but also in Cage. Just thinking about what that would be is terrifying, and the actors get it across very well.

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Thinking about the "heel turn" of Luke in the S2E3 that has everyone riled. I think it was well executed, frankly. Unlike the other Defenders, who wear either their hearts (Iron Fist) or their flaws (Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Punisher) on their sleeves, Luke Cage's interiority was only shallowly explored in the first season. He was a guy who things happened to. To the extent his internal life was expressed at all, it was in Cage's conservative-values outlook. The revelation of his father in this season is an absolutely incredible piece of jigsaw-puzzle solving, story-wise. "What fits what we have seen of this character?" And the answer is - a preacher. Perfect. Of course Cage's flaw is self-righteousness. We saw it in the first season but the opposition was always pushing hard enough that we could excuse it as self-expression in the face of danger. Hell, we see it in The Defenders, too. This is a guy who always feels morally superior to everyone around him - or makes himself feel that way. (A very common pathology in conservative values, though not exclusive to that environment.) After 4 other Netflix heroes worth of self-hatred (Jessica Jones), guilt (Daredevil, Punisher) or self-effacement (Iron Fist), it was a relief to find one that said "I'm right." But now maybe he's not right.

I understand people are agonizing over this as a "twist". They didn't want him to be this way. Well, yeah. I don't want him to be that way either. But one of the points of all the Netflix Marvel shows is that your identity isn't completely under your control. It's partly a product of your circumstances - fate (JJ, Iron Fist), God's plan (Daredevil), the system (Punisher). You can reassert yourself against it (JJ, Daredevil) or be swallowed by it (Punisher). I think it's handled in a good way, storytelling wise. And it definitely, definitely, isn't a twist. It's who he's been all along. We just haven't seen him in a circumstance like this before.

Anyway, here's a video which should be the launch video for a Los Angeles universe of Netflix Marvel heroes shows: She-Hulk, Echo and Moon Knight?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPQfcG-eimk

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+Jeff Scifert shipped me Tales from the Loop and it arrived in a pouring rainstorm, the box was soaked. But.........................he packaged it good so it was unharmed. Bless.

I didn't take any pictures so here's an appropriate $1 album for your own Tales from the Loop game:

https://glitchblack.bandcamp.com/album/hypercube
Hypercube, by Glitch Black
Hypercube, by Glitch Black
glitchblack.bandcamp.com

Now about a third into the new Luke Cage. I think one thing people are really not talking about is that it is going a lot more experimental and stylized than most Netflix offerings. The montages are more layered, the street scenes have more layers, all in all it's a closer, more connected experience than before. I'm liking it.

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Next Overwatch event leaked: The (RIP) Vine Compilation Event

Voice Lines

Orisa: "Hi, Welcome To Chilis"
Junkrat: "FRE SHAVACA DO!!!"
Widow: "I hate boys...even if they're nice and all...but still."
Ana: "I'm about to say it. I don't care that you broke your elbow."
Genji: "I got diagnosed with cool guy syndrome...so now I take..adderall."
Pharah: "Hummus gives you all your daily nutrients. Like zero grams transfat and OH MY GOD cholesterol"
Roadhog: "Hi, my name is Chelsea, what's your favorite dinner food?"
Lucio: "Zack, stop, you're gonna get in trouble"
Winston: "I can't believe you've done this"


Pregame Conversations

D.Va (waves asparagus): "Look, it's the good kush"
Soldier 76: "How good can it be, Hana, it's the dollar store"

Mei: I love your accent, where are you from?
Doomfist: I'm Liberian
Mei: Oh, my bad. (whispers) I love your accent, where are you from?

Tracer: Hey I'm Lesbian
Symmetra: I thought you were British

In Game

Mei (ults)
Everyone: WHAT THE FUCK
Mei: That's Pure Michigan

Reinhardt smashing into wall sound replaced with "We'll Be Right Back" sound

Moira (blows huge vape cloud of healing)
Mercy: wowwww

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQf5A4qGnp0
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