I also love tabletop games, especially D&D and MtG. I'm looking forward to learning what Mastodon is all about!
wizards of the coast: still racist
I have troubling news, friends... you know all those creationists who said "I didn't descend from some kinda monkey!!!" and you scoff because we're descended from *apes*?
Well uh turns out that humans, and apes in general, are descended from monkeys. So in a sense, they kinda had it not entirely wrong!!!
At Saturday's protest, I heard a guy saying, "I don't want to go too far. If someone breaks into your apartment, who's going to find the guy who did it?" And it almost totally took the wind out of my sails. Also saw a CNN article today (lol) saying, "Well, Defund the Police doesn't *really* mean DEFUND the police, it just means cut their budgets a little."
We're moving in the right direction, but the resistance is infuriating.
Police abolition was an unimaginably radical concept to most people just two weeks ago and now it's the zeitgeist and it might actually happen. It's hardly reformist to abolish the enforcement of capitalism through weaponized force against people who step out of line (or who do everything right except being born black and still get killed)
Will the dems ACTUALLY do it? We'll have to wait and see and keep fighting them on it
but we have the momentum to win this. Please actually participate
Today, somebody paid only one single penny for my latest pay-what-you-want supplement.
I was *ecstatic* to see it. Obviously I can't know that person's intent, but what I take away is that they saw something valuable in the act of paying.
And they're right!! Even if it's just one cent, that changes the transaction from a "download" to a "purchase" in the DM's Guild's books, which brings it one tick closer to becoming a bestseller.
So, thank you, whoever you are.
When the "disciplinary action" actually happens, what do you think the conversation is like? Is it, "what were you thinking" or "sorry but we gotta do this" or "you should've shot the cameraman first" ???
Our 12-year-old 32" TV finally went kaput. Did you know you can buy a 32" TV with no spyware or bloatware for only $100? That's what we got.
The difference in size and weight is amazing. They're functionally identical TVs, but the one is like an overheated wrought-iron furnace, and the other is like a dainty little bird.
Please sign and share the the petition to ban rubber bullet weapons.I don't know if it helps to sign, but spreading the word will. Show the graphic image to your friends and family who think that police brutality isn't real. https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-ban-the-use-of-inhumane-rubber-bullets?recruiter=86602986&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=87d58773-3d26-401b-bf63-564e7959d51d
I feel like this is an abuser trap - they're actually bringing more appropriate charges against Floyd's killers and they're about to point at us and yell if we continue protesting. More appropriate charges don't mean much if several months down the line, all of these guys get off with a tiny slap on the wrist, and especially because I feel like this was practice for how the authorities are going to deal with the election. And I can't be the only one who feels we need to continue protesting.
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