The curious case of August Ames and her bullies

Suitably Bored

Jesus fucken Christ, this is just saddening and makes my blood boil! So much for love and tolerance right? August Ames doesn’t want to have sex with me her body her vagina, but let’s force her anyway. You know what they call that right? They call that rape? Even getting paid to “perform” on camera, she had the same right to turn down a part or scene for whatever reason she deemed enough. Don’t like it? Tough luck butter-cup deal with it.  Got to love the LGBTQ+ or as I like to call them: “The Alphabet Soup community” she didn’t want to expose herself to the dangers of performing with a performer that does gay sex scenes, so what does the LGBTQ+ community do? Did they preach love and tolerance like they say they do?

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Water: Our Life Blood

Dr. Brian O'Leary

Review of The Story of Water, U.K., 2010 (in the U.S., The Spiritual Life of Water), a book by Alick Bartholomew

“If only we could see that water is the essential life blood of the planet and cannot be separated from the natural environment, we could then start to work with nature whose husbandry of water is so efficient.”  The Story of Water, p. 262

How we treat our water is a metaphor for how we treat ourselves and the environment. The prognosis is not good for either ourselves or the environment unless we radically re-design our water systems and their connections to energy, health, food and waste systems. Water doesn’t like to be polluted, diverted and dammed up, and neither do we. Water needs to be clean and flow freely and responds positively to being loved and respected.

Story of WaterAlick Bartholomew has written a magnificent book,

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Lime Odyssey: Quest for the Book of Secrets: Down One Level and the Magic Mirror

 

My Current Project

Gurbintroll Games

I thought it was about time to introduce my newest project.

It doesn’t have a name yet (since I had to call the file something I’ve been referring to it as “5ECMI” for reasons that will become apparent – but that’s a silly name and I’ll call it something else when it’s finished!)

Basically, it’s a compilation of systems from previous editions of D&D, updated and re-written for D&D 5th edition. The majority are conversions of the “endgame” systems of the old Basic/Expert/Companion/Master/Immortal D&D games. The idea is that each of the systems can be mostly used independently, although some are more dependent on each other than others are.

There are basically five systems that I’m converting here:

  1. The “Residuum” system from 4th edition. This is the only system that doesn’t come from the old BECMI edition of the game, and it’s completely standalone in that it doesn’t depend on…

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*The Complacent Class*

Jason Bayz

I had high hopes for The Complacent Class,(Hereafter, TCC) the recently released book by Tyler Cowen. The book might be seen as the third in a series of books by Cowen beginning with The Great Stagnation, which is about the technological slowdown, and Average is Over, which is about labor markets in an age of “smart machines,” both of which were very good books. The thesis of TCC is hard to summarize, but my attempt, in one long sentence, is this: Cowen makes a distinction between dynamism, moving, making changes, getting out of your comfort zone, and stasis, staying in one location and one profession and one job, staying within your comfort zone, meeting and marrying people like yourself, and claims Americans are less dynamic, or more “complacent,” today. Ultimately, I give TCC three stars out of five. While there are some gems, in other chapters, I thought…

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Our Big (Um, Little) Doob Adventure — Part Two

Doobs of ladies who are very comfortable with their bodies.

I am sure they would also make excellent pieces for some sort of board game, wargame or roleplaying game. 🙂

The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society

IMG_9821Last week, we told you about how we worked with an outfit called Doob to create little 3D-printed replicas of ourselves, and promised to show you some more photos of the end results. Herewith, then: the end results. Photographed outdoors and in, uptown and down, it’s us in miniature, taking over NYC.

First, we unboxed ourselves near Times Square —

IMG_9806IMG_9812IMG_9826Then a subway ride down to Washington Square Park put us squarely in the midst of the International Women’s Day march.

IMG_5578IMG_5593IMG_5598IMG_5607In City Hall Park, where the mayor does his work, we found a central spot where brides and grooms and tourists pose for selfies, and we thought, why not?

IMG_5838IMG_5893IMG_5923It turned into a teaching moment when a young boy with mom in tow walked over.

IMG_5875“What are those…bumps?” the curious lad asked, pointing. Never too young to hear the answer. Chests come in different shapes and sizes. The explanation…

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