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Christina Stiles wrote:

Thank you all for engaging Will and Margherita with some interesting questions! The authors and I look forward to working with those of you who have signed up for writing opportunites, too!

We will be previewing some more material very soon, so keep an eye out on the Book of Passion Kickstarter.

Also, I want to give a shout-out to Wolfgang Baur's Midgard Campaign Setting Kickstarter. Wolfgang is one of the folks who inspired me to add tiers to give freelancers opportunities. I backed many of his Open Design projects, and participated in many Kobold Press projects because of it. I love having helped build parts of Midgard. I'd like to expand some even further as a publisher. If his KS gets 2K backers, he'll open up Midgard to publishers and writers. That is an AMAZING opportunity for publishers like myself. I've offered up some free PDFs from the Bite Me! line to promote backer numbers. It will be announced soon. If you've missed out on those PDFs, you could get several of them for free by backing Midgard. It is a wonderful setting, so you won't be disappointed in the book. I adore it.

Anyway, if you've got $19 or more to spare this Friday, sign up for the Midgard Kickstarter.

I'm already planning to give you two money.


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Tacticslion wrote:

Anyway, my youngest son vomited again today.

This is now his second "relapse" after finishing his medicines.

I am officially concerned.

Still, it's not quite what I'd expect from a true "relapse"...

First, both relapse-vomits were exclusively in the morning before I'd gotten him up.

Second, there could well be reasons other than some recurring disease - yesterday, I learned (to my horror) that he can now dig through the trash to grab and attempt to eat discarded food (the one I'd found had been a bar his brother had discarded, still in the wrapper), and as well, I had a stomach-issue myself this morning - albeit mine was different than his own - so it could be that we both picked up something somewhere together.

And it's very possible that each instance is unrelated - I know that the second time, I just figured it was because of the very nasty-smelling poopsplosion he'd created that had broken his diaper (I nearly responded that way myself when cleaning it up).

Beyond that, over-all, each time has been a "lesser" occurrence - although it kind of seems like a relapse, it's no where near as bad as the one before it, which isn't even close to the one before that. Plus his poopy more-or-less continues to normalize.

Nonetheless: concerned. Trying to figure what is best to do, and how best to handle this, especially as his vomiting comes with one or more days in between each instance, and doesn't seem to be perfectly correlated to his diet, but neither does he have any other symptoms.

So.

:/

EDIT: to be clear, yeah, I'm on EST, and I've known about this for a while. I just haven't posted on it 'til now.

wooooow

Oh man I hope your kids heals up soon! That's gotta be scary, but little ones get into things as you know and they love to eat stuff... Even the most unsavory of things. I do not relish that part of parenthood, I'll tell you that..

"No, Freehold Jr, you can't eat that... No matter what you see uncle Sharoth eating. He is a dragon and can eat all sorts of things you can't... "


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NobodysHome wrote:

Well, I think the primary loss is the irritation of, "Oh, you idiot! You left your car unlocked?!?!? You got what you deserved!"

Classic blaming the victim mentality. (And I am absolutely not lashing out at you personally Rysky; it's a common theme that the majority of people subscribe to, so I'm complaining in general, NOT at you.)

It's just that being Lawful Good, it's hard dealing with people who simply say, "That's reality. Deal with it!" without an accompanying, "Yeah, I wish it weren't that way, but it is."

The usual idealism: I'd love it if pretty young blondes could walk the streets of East Oakland in miniskirts with hundred dollar bills hanging out of their back pockets, waiting to be plucked.

It's not a realistic hope. It's just disappointing to see hope shattered once again, and in my own neighborhood.

I'd just love it if I *could* leave my car unlocked all the time and not worry about it. I'm lucky enough that I can leave my house unlocked. I'm not lucky enough that I can do the same with my car.

Idealism vs. Reality.

I'm sorry man. I tend to be idealistic at times, but real life just doesn't work that way...


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Rawr! wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

What is it about thieves and our stuff?

So, we have no idea how it happened, but apparently we left the Prius unlocked during garbage day. Not to make any widespread social commentary, but it is well known around here that on garbage day, the people from the homeless encampment down by the water walk the streets, go through your recycling to take out anything with a deposit value, and check your car to see whether it's unlocked.

So, our car was unlocked, someone rifled through the whole thing, and stole... a bunch of parking change.

I'm rather surprised -- there was a FasTrak transponder, a bunch of CDs, iPhone chargers, Nintendo DS chargers, registration information, other electronic knick-knacks, mints, etc. And the person took... loose change.

So now we've been robbed burgled twice. And both times were relieved of... loose change.

I think we need to get more valuable stuff or something.

EDIT: I do have to admire the Albany police, though. They dutifully took my phone call, logged the incident, and treated the $3 theft with all the respect it deserved. "OK, we've logged it, and we'll watch for more incidents in that area, but we're not sending an officer to waste half an hour of your/his/her time taking a full report."

I'm glad it was only loose change.

how odd...


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Captain Yesterday, FaWtL 6 News wrote:

68 degrees today, six inches (of snow) by Saturday.

February in Wisconsin.

sensible Saturday.
Hey, Freehold. Are you certain that you don't have any Frost Giants in your ancestry? Just checking.

my best friend, who loves skyrim to the point of nonsense(I regularly wonder what would happen if skyrim ever walked in on him with the Witcher, which is the other game he is insane about), says I am the nordiest redguard he ever met.


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Captain Yesterday, FaWtL 6 News wrote:

68 degrees today, six inches (of snow) by Saturday.

February in Wisconsin.

sensible Saturday.


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Selene Spires wrote:
Bob_Loblaw wrote:

So a friend of mine and her wife are going to give me a bunch of clothing this weekend. I had planned on hanging out with a friend I barely know. I am trying to be a better friend to some people. Anyway, I realized that he would have to join me and that I would probably end up getting some questions so I decided to come out to him.

He not only is cool with it, he asked to be friends with Cindy. He also said to me that he is straight up gay. I had suspected that he was gay, but it wasn't may place to ask. I also had suspected that he loved puns. I'm glad that he does. That was a great one.

Great News! Great pun...it took me a minute to get it.

*hugs*

Do you find it is getting easier with each time?
I am.

Though I am a little worried about a unexpected bad reaction...as it might make me go back into my shell again.

may it be like breathing one day.


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Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
First official lunch hour at new job
Whatcha eatin?

bread, cheese and yogurt.

Trying to get healthy. Seeing some positive things from time in gym.

Yay!

Do you have a trainer?

just the guy I see in the mirror every day. He looks pudgy.

Also I will have to start wearing a suit every day for this position and suits are notoriously unforgiving.


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Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
First official lunch hour at new job
Whatcha eatin?

bread, cheese and yogurt.

Trying to get healthy. Seeing some positive things from time in gym.


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First official lunch hour at new job


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I have never been so excited to give someone money before.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Christina Stiles wrote:
...We'd love to have you on board! Note these are opportunities for would-be freelancers to prove their chops, too. I'll have a lot of projects going on in the future, and I'm always looking to give good writers a path toward publication dreams.
Hmmm...

AMBY AMBY AMBY AMBY AMBY


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lisamarlene wrote:
Oh, and she's currently practicing her reading by reading aloud to me from the Bestiary.

I like this kid!


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First post from new office.


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mechaPoet wrote:
*resurfaces to the waist, reciprocates hugs, then disappears into the murky depths*

AHHHH! HUGSHARK!!


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Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:

Next season looks good.

more 'Saenai heroine no Sodetaka' - Yay!

Two manga I quite like have gotten adaptations.

Renai bouken - a BL obsessed cupid with what you might call a Love Note (write the names of two or more people together, they hook up) gets involved with a normal guy. Harem, supernatural, humor and the only yandere character I like.

Tsugumomo - guy has an obi that turns out to be a hot chick spirit with a strong S tendency. They fight possessions by evil spirits and the loser MC has quite the character development over the series (though we won't get quite that far in one season). It's also very ecchi, to the extent where you wonder if it's a very dirty story or a soft core porno with a great story.

Nothing else catches my attention right off the bat, but I'll check some stuff out when it comes.

I'm in.


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Alzrius wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
But I can buy a magic sword if I want, or commission one.

Sure, but doing so gives you a mechanical bonus that's devoid of any narrative achievements; it's not a reward from the Empress if you just go buy/commission a sword.

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I can't buy my way into the Empress' underclothes. In fact, my attempt to do so may lead to the game ending in a very...tragic...way.

And this flips the situation, since now it's a narrative achievement that's devoid of any mechanical aspect.

The point I'm trying to make here is that the game's narrative and mechanical aspects work best when they intersect, particularly in terms of achievements/rewards/goals/etc. A narrative accomplishment with no mechanical aspect suffers in terms of practical utility. A mechanical accomplishment with no narrative dimension is boring. It's more optimal by far to receive an achievement that has both.

The problem is that it's far easier, to my mind, to put narrative aspects onto a mechanical achievement than vice versa, since narrative exposition doesn't interact with the underpinnings of the game engine, and so doesn't have quite the same disruptive potential. Sex, however, is treated as a purely narrative goal, and so requires that mechanical aspects be added in to let it operate on both levels simultaneously, and that's far and away more difficult.

Having an accomplishment that's just narrative or just mechanical is, in both cases, sub-optimal. Trying to say that one is less sub-optimal than the other doesn't really speak to the underlying point.

You gotta be kidding me. You're bringing OPTIMIZATION into this?!?


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Alzrius wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
Put me up for a snog with the Empress over taking the holy avenger any day. Seriously, it's a whack situation, it will have far-reaching consequences, it ties my character into the world, it makes an NPC more interesting in the campaign. What was the alternative again? A better chance to hit stuff?
Sure, and that sounds great. But on the other hand, a lot of players - I'd be willing to bet the majority - would see it differently: "One is a storytelling option for a campaign that might end soon, and my PC could die anyway which would diminish my investment in that plot-thread, and besides this won't come into play for ages of in-game time. The alternative bumps up my character's chances of survival and ability to contribute to the group by a large amount, and it does it right now."

But I can buy a magic sword if I want, or commission one.

I can't buy my way into the Empress' underclothes. In fact, my attempt to do so may lead to the game ending in a very...tragic...way.


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Alzrius wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Succubi use change shape and charm, that kinda solves that issue.

Not only does it not solve the issue, it doesn't even address it. Being charmed is making you lose some degree of control over your character; that's not only not a reward, it's a punishment.

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... and I don't really wanna know what scenario there is where a reward is "I want to father your child" unless it's one where the Queen wants to have a child, in which case why wouldn't you get sword as well as a thank you?

When one says that it's a "reward," there's an inherent premise that it's being offered; given that an Empress is by definition the highest-ranking functionary in an empire, it's therefore understood that she'd be the one offering it. And as for why you can't have both, because that's the scenario that's being presented - you either get to put your offspring on the throne, or get a national treasure; both would be too much.

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As for choosing between sex and items, that's a player thing, and I don't really see any mechanics that could be added that would make the former more viable than the latter to the people who care more about items and mechanics.

Hence why I wasn't asking you; I was asking the book's designers. Just because you don't see a resolution to this issue doesn't mean that they don't.

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Lots of people like magical swords, lots of people like sex, there's not really an issue here.
Except that there is, since the game rules inherently favor one over the other, despite a strong narrative implication that the other should have the potential be tempting to a comparable degree.

we are either playing with very different people or playing very different games.


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Rysky wrote:
Oh various gods and goddesses above and below please no latex armor. Or bikini armor.

But...but...Freehold want!

Quote:
... is there a summon succubus harem spell?

Oh, so it's okay to summon 90 of you for a party, but I can't have bikini armor? Conflict of interest!!!!


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Zelgadas Greyward wrote:
Alzrius wrote:

Ah, darn. I refuse to use Facebook (I really don't like them, as a company) so it's a shame there's no way to see the preview artwork otherwise.

But at least I get to be surprised when the book comes out!

I know your pain. I too had avoided facebook... until this project began. Since I need to answer questions, I had to join - for the greater good.

hugs

You have sacrificed more than I would have....


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Occupational hazard at second job. At least it was for a while.


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_Ozy_ wrote:
Malignor wrote:

Another thing you guys could do is save his life...

... by abandoning him in town, or some other safe place.

Imagine you're a soldier on a operation, and a 9 year old boy tries to follow you. Would you just let him come along and let him die? Would you try to find a way to make him contribute? Or would you do what is needed to keep him faaaaar out of harms way (like at home), because you know he'll just get in the way and get everyone killed including himself?

Yup, if he's dead set on role play, then how on earth can he expect a party of adventurers to put up with dead weight? From a true 'role playing' perspective, they would cut him loose ASAP and pick up someone who can do their part well.

Insisting that the party put up with an ineffective character is about as far from role playing as you can get. Their lives are on the line here.

the last party I played with that had that attitude died horribly while the "dead weight" survived, killed that monster, went to the next town, sold their equipment and lived well.

No such thing as dead weight in a game that relies heavily on luck in dice rolls.


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Malignor wrote:

OP, something worth confessing here.

You could probably argue that my current character is similar to your fighter in terms of build.

Have a Dwarven Ranger level 6...
STR 14, DEX 12, CON 14, INT 13, WIS 14, CHA 10

Feats = [2WF, Improved 2WF, Endurance], Weapon Focus Dwarven Urgosh, Power Attack, Scribe Scroll

As you can see this is a pretty mediocre build in almost every respect.
The two Ninjas and the Oracle in the group outshine me, for sure. Luckily the Monk is useless and the Sorcerer doesn't seem to even be there.

But there's a big difference... despite my mediocre build, I've consistently made solid decisions in regard to gear and combat tactics. Unlike your fighter, I use ranged weapons. I craft scrolls that the Oracle can use to augment party utility. I focus on achieving flanking with the ninjas, and keeping the party moderately close so the Oracle (Life mystery) can keep us alive. I roleplay heavily and get good laughs from the group, so in combat, out of combat, and in social situations I'm an integral part of the group. So build or no build, it's more about how you play.

Your fighter doesn't even sound like a team player, and that's why your story kind of annoys me. That player seems very self-centered, to the detriment of everyone else. If I'm interpreting that correctly, then I think his selfishness is disrespectful, and in my book being willfully disrespectful makes one unworthy of respect. So in your shoes I would make that known, through IRL, and in-game behavior, so he can hopefully realize he's being a pest, and redeem himself by being considerate to his fellow players. If he's informed of this and doesn't care... well then he's earned the status of a write-off.

where do you get any Oh this latter part of the post from?

All we know is that the guy has bad stats. I've made worse than those work.

You are reading a lot into the situation and making some ugly judgements.


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John Napier 698 wrote:

Freehold,

Cap's warm weather should hit Pittsburgh tomorrow. I hate to tell you this, but it looks like this high pressure area is heading straight for you.

Damn.

Prepare the allergy meds.


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G**$!+MIT!! puts clothes back on


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DAMMIT


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Please let it be snowing by Cy. Please.


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Rysky wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
May I State for the record just how very badly I do not want to be driving an hour and a half to our other campus on the peninsula today in the pissing down rain just to recertify in CPR? Give you three guesses.

NobodysWife's work has "dress up Friday", and today was "dress like a superhero".

So she's on public transportation in this mess dressed as 1980's Rogue...

?

hotness, Rysky. Pure hotness


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NobodysHome wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
May I State for the record just how very badly I do not want to be driving an hour and a half to our other campus on the peninsula today in the pissing down rain just to recertify in CPR? Give you three guesses.

NobodysWife's work has "dress up Friday", and today was "dress like a superhero".

So she's on public transportation in this mess dressed as 1980's Rogue...

I.. See...

steps up plans for kidnapping, replacement of NH, modifies NH suit to accommodate possible Rogue-like powers on the part of nobodyswife


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Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
therealthom wrote:
I remember 20 years ago, I was about 35. I worked with a young 20 something who was under the waeather. I can still remember the wonder and awe, and even enthusiasm, in his voice when he said, "This must be what a sinus headache feels like!"

wow.

You're OLD!

I remember 20 years ago, I was about 6.

That's about all I remember from that time.

Yeah 20 years ago I was....

18....

;_;

\(^O^)/
damn you Rysky! Stop being younger than me!
Sowwy.

stop being adorable *and* younger than me!!!!!


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KahnyaGnorc wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
KahnyaGnorc wrote:
I just find it interesting how people seem to inject politics into everything, and, while I see it on both sides, it seems far more prevalent on the left. To me, it would seem exhausting to scour everything for anything "problematic." However, it is interesting and often amusing to read about.
it's far easier to sit down and swear nothing is wrong. Which is what the right does. Until minorities get uppity, that is. How dare they not be content with their lot in life?

A silly action flick isn't a problem. College admission policies that artificially suppress Asian enrollment is a problem.

As an American Indian (Oneida tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy), rampant corruption, nepotism, and pay-to-play in tribal governments is a problem. The Washington Redskins is not.

It's far easier to be outraged at silly things than to tackle real problems.

prioritizing is one thing, ignoring casual bigotry is another. We will have to disagree here.


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Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
therealthom wrote:
I remember 20 years ago, I was about 35. I worked with a young 20 something who was under the waeather. I can still remember the wonder and awe, and even enthusiasm, in his voice when he said, "This must be what a sinus headache feels like!"

wow.

You're OLD!

I remember 20 years ago, I was about 6.

That's about all I remember from that time.

Yeah 20 years ago I was....

18....

;_;

\(^O^)/

damn you Rysky! Stop being younger than me!


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Rysky wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
therealthom wrote:
I remember 20 years ago, I was about 35. I worked with a young 20 something who was under the waeather. I can still remember the wonder and awe, and even enthusiasm, in his voice when he said, "This must be what a sinus headache feels like!"

wow.

You're OLD!

I remember 20 years ago, I was about 6.

That's about all I remember from that time.

Yeah 20 years ago I was....

18....

;_;


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KahnyaGnorc wrote:
I just find it interesting how people seem to inject politics into everything, and, while I see it on both sides, it seems far more prevalent on the left. To me, it would seem exhausting to scour everything for anything "problematic." However, it is interesting and often amusing to read about.

it's far easier to sit down and swear nothing is wrong. Which is what the right does. Until minorities get uppity, that is. How dare they not be content with their lot in life?


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It's official.

I got the promotion at my day job.

I don't know what this means for my second job yet. But... Yeah. Pretty big moment.


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Well, it's official. I was being quiet about it but now I can finally say it.

I got a promotion at my main job.


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Well... It's official. I was keeping this quiet for a while, but I can say it.

I got a promotion at my main job.


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I have all my wisdom teeth. I lost one tooth, as chronicled in fawtl. That's about it.


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Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
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Seriously?

Pointing out the horrors of China as the giant turkey during a disgusting time period in history is bad but white guy shows the incompetent Japanese how to make war is good?

Yeesh.

Actually, the film in question wasn't about Europeans in China and certainly didn't address the politics in any way. So it struck me more as a bit of crude nationalism, which the current Chinese regime is not exactly unknown for. Even if it was, would dealing with it that way be justified or even remotely accurate? Or is it only wrong to display people in a distorted, cartoonish way if you think they are nice, but not if you think they are bad? Isn't that just double standards?

all I can say to this is to crack open a history book. China, indeed all of Asia, as a giant turkey for western powers to slice up resulted in a lot of stories like this being made. Most are folk hero tales(like this one), others even have a bit of actual history behind them.

But yeah, cartoonish distortion is hardly a one way street, and white guy saving the world while the incompetent non whites look on in mute admiration (and he gets to bang one of the hot women too) also counts and is by far more common.


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Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Aubrey the Malformed wrote:
It's not racism, it's marketing. But tying the plot in knots explaining why Matt Damon is standing on the Great Wall may impact stupidly on the plot. I understand why they might do it but it makes things trickier to pull off a satisfying film.

Racism & marketing are not mutually exclusive.

Whether it's the marketing people making racist decisions or the marketing people believing the target audience will be so influenced.

Sticking a white guy in a film about China is not inherently racist.

The Last Samurai wasn't racist because Tom Cruise was in it. I'm even not really sure if it was racist despite the complete failure to properly engage with the samurai culture it purported to represent, although it was certainly culturally insensitive. And it was in some ways a sort of vague homage to Kurosawa, and possibly other Japanese film-makers whose oeuvre I didn't notice the visual quotes from, which is presumably not racist in intent either (even if Kurosawa himself was felt to be not 'Japanese' enough in style by some Japanese). Tom Cruise was stuck in it because they wanted a guy the whole world would recognise, so people who might otherwise not bother to attend a film about 19th Century Japan might consider going. That isn't racist either, it's simply people going with what they consider familiar, an effective celebrity endorsement which is pretty standard marketing fare. It's no more racist than Sean Connery advertising Japanese whiskey.

It would be racist if they were to belittle or seriously misrepresent the culture, or to maybe represent them as somehow inferior to "white" culture or in a cartoonish fashion. Or, indeed, any culture. I remember seeing a Jet Li film (I can't for the life of me remember the name of it) in a Chinese-made biopic in which he played a saintly early 20th Century martial artist. The Europeans were depicted in it in a very poor light, little more than moustache-twirling villains. Now, the Great Powers certainly trampled all over China during this period, but a nuanced depiction it wasn't.

Seriously?

Pointing out the horrors of China as the giant turkey during a disgusting time period in history is bad but white guy shows the incompetent Japanese how to make war is good?

Yeesh.


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DEATH BLOSSOM!


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it's shaving time!:
As a black man with the facial hair stereotypical of my people, the search for a long lasting, razor bump free, close shave is paramount and elusive. Anyone who knows me in the fawtl thread reads my occasional post on shaving, but as not everyone here is there I will go over my favorite shave routines.

I am a big believer in pre shave oil(oh man, if I knew about it while growing up I wouldn't look as.. Rugged..as I do now), and I think the average person looking for a long lasting shave is going have to start here. I strongly suggest castor oil or any scent less, light oil- a few drops rubbed into wet skin will help the hair come right off while protecting the skin. If you have the time to leave a moist, hot towel on your face for 5 minutes before applying the oil, do so- you want the hair to be as soft as possible and the skin to be ready for the oil and blade.

When it comes to razors, forget the fancy multi blade things. If you want the hair to come clean off every time, use a drop razor, also sometimes called a safety razor or butterfly razor. You should be able to find a few of them at beauty supply stores for about 10 bucks, but for a quality razor, check out the German futur safety razor(I recommend the satin finish). This is an adjustable razor that you can put to the perfect setting for your face to minimize razor burn and cuts, but it isn't cheap. I have learned that when it comes to a shave, you get what you pay for,and people of trans experience need naught but the highest quality shave.

Don't have a lot of facial hair(maybe it's patchy or naturally thin) but still want to shave with a razor blade for smoothness sake? Maybe it's time to give a straight razor a try. The Parker Srx is the greatest straight razor I have ever owned, and I've owned a lot of straight razors. It's rounded head means you can get into a lot of places that traditional razors can't and *comfortably*. Yes, as a straight razor its got a learning curve, but once you get it down you will be baby smooth every time.

But Freehold, you say, what about the blade that goes *into* the razor? What I have discovered is that if you have thick, coarse hair, a Wilkinson sword blade is what you need - it will scythe through even the most stubborn hair with a minimum of effort, and you can find it anywhere, from Walmart to target for cheap. Don't have thick hair? Then the feather blade may be for you, but you will have to order it from Amazon, and pay a premium for it as it is coming from Japan in all probability. But feathers are the sharpest blades I can think of, and they cut VERY close- but they have a considerable learning curve that is foreign to me as I do not have fine facial hair.

Oops, almost forgot to talk about shaving cream. Hands down the best shaving cream I can think of is evolution of smooth or EOS. The vanilla scented one is very good and relatively neutral with respect to gender, I have found- a lot of the stereotypical canned foam shaving "creams" have scents that can be very masculine even if they are subtle.

But what about when you don't have the time to shave with a razor and cream, or don't want to risk being cut?

Well, when it comes to electrics you're going to want to go over your face with a clipper or trimmer first, and then an electric razor for smoothness. Really wish I knew that back in the day...

With respect to clippers, the wahl balding clipper is the very best. It is sharp to the point of nonsense, and you are going to have to practice going over your skin a few times to get used to the weight of the clipper and how it feels on your skin. But once you get used to it, it will really get your hair to a length that a razor will be able to deal with whatever remains.

Think clippers are too heavy? Well, try a trimmer - the andis outliner is probably one of the best ones on the market. It is nowhere near as powerful as the balding clipper and is therefore more forgiving. However there will be more work for the razor itself to do. And be careful- the andis line of trimmers gets INCREDIBLY HOT when used over a long period of time.

With respect to electric razors, the wahl 5 star shaper shaver is the absolute best. Ever. It will OBLITERATE any trace of hair you have on your face once you have trimmed it to a length that the razor can handle. I'm talking single chamber ignition, aim for the city of jeddha, OH it's beautiful levels of smooth. It can even fit in your pocket(roughly the size of old school super chunky flip phones) which makes it great for 5 o clock shadow emergencies. Just make sure it is FULLY CHARGED before use and that you clean it out REGULARLY.

And thats all I have on razors and shaving. Best of luck to you, friend, and happy smoothening!


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Cap'n Yesterday's Spring Fever wrote:

Over 50 degrees for 6 out of 7 days.

I... no words... a single tear rolls down his cheek.

lactates with rage


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Mark Thomas 66 wrote:
Made dinner yesterday for Valentine's day, and my wife brought home expensive chocolate. Going to Fondue for dinner tonight for my anniversary, and taking the munchkin along with us.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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I liked aspects of the last samurai but the film itself was offensive. I think this will probably be in a similar vein, but a Chinese director... Hm. Scratching my head a bit. I don't think Racism is omnipresent per se- he could really just want to work with the actors in the cast- but something tells me that's not especially likely.


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Not sure how you will manage it, but watch the macross series if you can. They have all aged and the most recent addition, delta, got Meh reviews. But it is a true classic, one of the three most important series in my collection.


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Tanya the evil is f$+~ing awesome.


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Hmm wrote:

My interview date with Know Direction Podcast has been announced. I'll be talking about Play by Post! They'll be interviewing me at 8:30 EST. If any of you want to tune in and make encouraging noises or ask good questions in chat, please do.

Hmm

I'd love to join but I'm going to be at the second job at that time. Still please, let me wish you the best of luck. I'm sure you're going to kick all the ass.


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Also watch mysterious girlfriend x and is this a zombie?

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