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