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John Ward
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I paint. I write. I enjoy meeting new people on Google+, participating in their conversations and learning what makes them special. Here are the topics about which I post most frequently: Writing, Digital Self-Publishing (eBooks), Comics, Art/Illustration, and Movies/TV Shows.
I paint. I write. I enjoy meeting new people on Google+, participating in their conversations and learning what makes them special. Here are the topics about which I post most frequently: Writing, Digital Self-Publishing (eBooks), Comics, Art/Illustration, and Movies/TV Shows.

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The Conspiracy Theories Begin! This made me laugh. It is kind of plausible because the show is on Fox.
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It's time for some people to go to jail.

"From mid-May to July 2017, Equifax exposed the financial and personal identifying information of 143 million Americans -- 44% of the country -- to hackers, who made off with credit-card details, Social Security Numbers, sensitive credit history data, driver's license numbers, birth dates, addresses, and then, in the five weeks between discovering the breach and disclosing it, the company allowed its top execs to sell millions of dollars' worth of stock in the company, while preparing a risibly defective and ineffective website that provides no useful information to the people whom Equifax has put in grave financial and personal danger through their recklessness."

The article says that the execs who sold their stock had no knowledge of the breach when they made the sale. I'm not saying these people should go to jail because of the sale, but rather because of the careless way they handled so much sensitive information. Fines aren't enough. Put these people in jail.

https://boingboing.net/2017/09/08/identity-theft-politics.html

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Fanastic comic. Full of emotion. And, a good reminder to maintain those MMORPG subscriptions.

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I loved the old D&D cartoon when I was a kid during the 80's. This is my take on the Dungeon Master. Nothing really original because I tried to stay true to the costume and personality of the original, but it was fun to do.
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I loved the old D&D cartoon when I was a kid during the 80's. This is my take on the Dungeon Master. Nothing really original because I tried to stay true to the costume and personality of the original, but it was fun to do.
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+Amanda Rachelle Warren given your recent fixation on post cards, I thought you'd enjoy this.

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+Jeremy McHugh made this and posted it on Facebook. It's brilliant enough that it deserves to be everywhere.
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We send a few rovers to Mars and it's already screwed up their climate.

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I just finished watching Netflix's Death Note. Decent movie with an interesting premise. I've never seen the anime so I went into it blind and without any expectations.

+Isaac Sher, I'm assuming you're familiar with both. Did the movie stay true to the original storyline?
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I recently discovered a new (to me) genre. It's called LitRPG. The basic idea is that the main character either voluntarily or through some mishap gets trapped in a role playing game of some type (table-top RPG, MMORPG, etc.).

It's kinda similar to The Last Starfighter or even TRON if you remember those movies. The difference being that many times the main characters in the books have visibility to their personal stats and sometimes the stories will include an almost Combat Log type run down for the various conflicts that the characters encounter.

There are a few titles that I consider to be good reads, but a great many of the books in the genre are... well, let's say forgettable.

I'm not trying to be critical of any of it. I mention the quality gap because my response to it perplexes me. I'll finish a book and think, 'Hmm... that wasn't really that great. It wasn't totally horrible, but not anywhere near fantastic either.' And yet, despite these ambivalent feelings, I keep reading this stuff. I'm afraid I may need therapy.

Does anyone else read LitRPG or have thoughts about why I keep going back to it? The best I can come up with is that it's hitting me in the nostalgias. At it's best, it reminds me of the old Infocom games or various MUDs/MUSHES I used to play.
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