Paizo Publishing sends heartwarming message to transgender fan


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Lissa Guillet wrote:
Also, on a personal note, while I think Werebat has a point, it's a topic for another discussion.

Thanks, Lissa, and I agree -- it is a topic for another discussion.

In fact, I'm only posting here right now because, on the off chance that they are reading this thread, I'd like to make a personal apology to Distractedelf. This thread really is about something special that passed between you and some of the folks at Paizo, and that something was pretty damned cool.

For what it's worth, I know a young person going through FtM surgery right now -- I mostly knew them when they were very small, and they taught me pretty much everything I know about Pokemon (which isn't much, but still).

If you'd like, you can read about them here:

www.providencejournal.com/topics/special-reports/actually-andy/

In fact, I think I'll go and send them the link to YOUR story right now.

I mention all of this primarily just to let you know that even an irascible coot like myself, who tends to say the wrong things, can be basically on your side. Hang in there, take care of yourself, and I hope you have a good, happy life!


Ahhh my faith in Humanity restored, good gesture Paizo!


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thejeff wrote:


{. . .} A bad joke and an bad response to it are derailing this awesome post into wrangling.
Let it go.

As the originator of one of the bad jokes, I hereby apologize for not thinking that it was not reasonable for me to expect that everyone would click through to the F. Wesley Schneider quote and find the part of it that I fixated on, which in reality is a much smaller part of it than it seemed to me at the time. For reference, here is what I got fixated on, with my bolding of the particular phrase within on which my attention stuck and turned to an ill-advised attempt at commentary by way of levity, for which my skill is less than I thought at the time:

that I fixated on, which in reality is a much smaller part of it than it seemed to me at the time. For reference, here is what I got fixated on (from the 2nd page linked early in this thread, not the thread itself), with my bolding of the particular phrase within on which my attention stuck and turned to an ill-advised attempt at commentary by way of levity:

F. Wesley Schneider wrote:


You’re already being pretty damn brave, and, in my opinion, heroics should always come with goblins to kill. So I hope those serve you well for many awesome adventures to come! :)

Thus fixated, I was reminded oof the following socially relevant quote allegedly of Middle Eastern origin:

"Me against my brother.
Me and my brother against my cousin.
Me, my brother, and my cousin against the stranger. "

And from this stemmed my ill-advised attempt at social commentary by way of levity, for which my skill is less than I thought at the time:

And for this I do apologize for any offense I may have caused.


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Classy heartfelt move - well done guys.

Silver Crusade

What a wonderful gesture, I am always in favor inclusivity.


A very cool thing to do well done all at paizo
Things like this show peoples true character (no pun intended )

Dark Archive

As someone who routinely says the wrong thing at the wrong time I found both jokes amusing and posted with no malice, since when is it wrong to laugh? I don't think anyone here intended to be insensitive just to make somebody laugh. Mission accomplished.


Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
As someone who routinely says the wrong thing at the wrong time I found both jokes amusing and posted with no malice, since when is it wrong to laugh? I don't think anyone here intended to be insensitive just to make somebody laugh. Mission accomplished.

I have to say I chuckled at it too.

It reminded me of a blurb for an old S. Gross cartoon book

Quote:
The kind of thing where you laugh hysterically for five minutes then say "That's not funny!"


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Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
As someone who routinely says the wrong thing at the wrong time I found both jokes amusing and posted with no malice, since when is it wrong to laugh? I don't think anyone here intended to be insensitive just to make somebody laugh. Mission accomplished.

Just because someone doesn't intend to be insensitive doesn't mean they weren't. We can't just give people a free pass because they don't intend something.


Bravo, Wes and the rest of Paizo!

The Exchange

Well done, Paizo!


That is pretty awesome...I knew they were reasons other than a great product to like Pazio.

Liberty's Edge

I'm proud of you, Paizo.

The Exchange

This makes me happy and glad that I have thrown so many of my gaming dollars towards Paizo's direction. Over the years I have been in groups that have included a variety of people and always felt the game wasn't as important as the group, that without the gaming community the game itself wasn't much fun. when the push to 4th edition and Paizo's announcement that they were going to do their own roleplaying game came out, my wife and I went to Gen Con and were seriously back and forth as to how we were going to move our games forward (at the time she was just beginging to DM and our group was full of a lot of novices) When we met the group at the Paizo booth, it confirmed what I had always suspected of these people who had (admittedly unintentionally) shaped my teenage years at other companies and had come together here. This was a group of writers, editors, and gaming professionals that saw the gaming community as vital as the game itself.
I can't say that I am any more proud of this company as I have never been less than exceedingly proud of this group of people that see their fans as people and not just as numbers. Keep up the excellent work.

James


Very nice gesture.

Shadow Lodge

Best not to dwell on it.


TOZ wrote:
Best not to dwell on it.

True, I thus edited my post.


The first thing that popped into my mind was "I want free stuff too". :P

Grand Lodge

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Funny thing is, the more you want free stuff, the less likely you are to be given it. Then there are people like the one mentioned in the OP who weren't even thinking about it and just got it dropped on them.

Silver Crusade

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This is one hell of a thread to come back to. :)

<3 Paizo


MIKAZE IS LOVE

Silver Crusade

HEY TOZ DO YOU HAVE ADVANCED RACES #9: AASIMAR

BECAUSE YOU GONNA


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MYTHIC MIKAZE? OH SNAP DESTINY COMBINING!

Spoiler:
Quote:
An anonymous person has given you a gift on paizo.com.

WELL IT'S NOT VERY ANONYMOUS NOW IS IT?


TriOmegaZero wrote:
Funny thing is, the more you want free stuff, the less likely you are to be given it. Then there are people like the one mentioned in the OP who weren't even thinking about it and just got it dropped on them.

The worst part is, I'm fully aware of this. I torment myself.

Also, those books are heavy. I wouldn't want them dropped on me.

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DualJay wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Funny thing is, the more you want free stuff, the less likely you are to be given it. Then there are people like the one mentioned in the OP who weren't even thinking about it and just got it dropped on them.

The worst part is, I'm fully aware of this. I torment myself.

Also, those books are heavy. I wouldn't want them dropped on me.

It helps to be cute.

Grand Lodge

Aww c'mon, look at his face! That's totally cute!


How could you even imply otherwise? :'(

Shadow Lodge

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...easily.


Technically, that only describes the manner in which you do so, not your method.

Liberty's Edge Contributor

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I have high standards


And that's just a reason, not a method.


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MYTHIC TOZ wrote:
MIKAZE IS LOVE

I so need a balearic-influenced trance dance track with this as the only lyric.

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DualJay wrote:
And that's just a reason, not a method.

I mashed culturally-informed symbols on a digital input device, which rendered my conscious thoughts into digital impulses broadcast over a global network and exist in a binary-based electronic ether various electronic devices can receive and interpret.


Very cool, Paizo!

Hearts are slowly changing (despite fear, I think). Just give them time, and keep speaking up.


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"No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear." - Edmund Burke

Well done, Wes and Paizo!

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