Has anyone here read House of Leaves? I just finish Johnny's mother's letters. A pit opened up in my stomach as if *I* were the house.

Hey Shop, I need some advice.

I'm gonna be running a one-shot numenera module, and one of my players is selectively mute. She can talk but according to her, sometimes she just loses the ability to make any sound. She also can't type for a few minutes after this starts. She hasn't said if she knows what triggers this. I can ask her if you think that'd help.

capitalism in video games 

I feel sorry for the salaryfolks in FF7R. They really believe Shinra has their best interests at heart.

For people who live where this is A Thing:

If your secondary school did a formal dance (think like US prom), did you attend?

Boosts welcome.

God had to strike this one down because he knew he fucked up and released an S tier character in a D tier world.

So I know electoralism isn't a replacement for revolution, and I know Bernie Sanders killed Rosa Luxembourg, but I've enjoyed phone banking quite a bit!

If any of my comrades in the shop would like, feel free to do so!

So my girlfriend got me a Switch, and I freaking love it.

I'd love some pokefriends though! Who's interested in sharing friend codes?

Important thing for all who can see this.

If someone confronts you on your racism or sexism... that means that they like you enough and trust you enough to hear and listen.

If they didn't think you were redeemable, if they didn't think you were worth it, they would roll their eyes and just avoid you. Block on sight, shut down in conversation.

If we confront you about it, no matter how bruskly it may seem. It means that we legitimately think you are better.

Educating white people is a dangerous gambit: they may kill you, then use your words to espouse virtues they don't believe in. #mlk

re: Meta, listening to “poc” 

@ArtistMarciaX I have a term for these sorts. They're fairweather allies. They are all about fighting oppression and working with you, until it becomes inconvenient to them, and you hold them responsible for something they did that is toxic to you.

Then they lash out in a manner that is functionally indistinguishable from a MAGA-hat wearing Trump-supporting fascist.

Singers in the Shop, I have a question.

I've been offered to be part of a gig that'd be singing Americana kinds of music, and like, the selection of tunes we're doing is... Fine I guess.

There's a sort of undercurrent of like... Almost Agit Prop? Unfortunately there's shit like the US Nat Anthem, but seeing as I didn't pick the arrangement, is it gauche to offer suggestions?

@efi

applied lesbianism: "girl, let's sin"
theoretical lesbianism: "girl, let's run a sinmulation"

Personal whining 

Ugh, I need to move out of this house. Living at home is a mixed bag because 1. Get to save money for when I move out 2. Have to deal with Cursed Liberal Opinions to Cursed Racist Liberal Opinions.

I'm sick of hearing how my mom feels personally attacked when the self checkout gun at the grocery store pings the attendant to check for shrink. It's not personal, it's Capitalism dehumanizing you. The implication is it should be happening to "people who are up to stuff."

Gotta love how laughing at the fascist propaganda just being uncritically sent out by the news is somehow worse than fascist propaganda according to my dad.

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