Dear Reader, It would seem that discourse about that same old thing has circled around again. You know, the one where some black person or other person of color said something about the thing that you thought only you had the right to speak on and that no one can ever critique because how dare… Read more The Discourse
This is the first time some kid or adult somewhere might find out where in the community they belong because people aren’t afraid to be all of it in the open unlike the rest of the year where federal law determines when, where, and to what extent we are allowed to even be counted as people let alone exist in peace.
My enjoyment of the transformations and powers aside, Sailor Moon changed how I felt about villains, heroes, and my view on animated media and the stories it could tell as a whole; suddenly, I had stories that had just as much depth and substance as the things that were “for the grown-ups”.
While I, by and large, have those impostor syndrome feels pretty well under control, they do surface from time to time because of the assumption that being successful as a creative looks the same for everyone and has the same level of output. It doesn’t. Your success might not look like waking up at 6AM… Read more Creative Processes
*stares into the camera with a megaphone* This. Is. Not. The. Time. To. Be. Pedantic. It’s Session Zero, okay? 📢📢📢
There’s a lot of things that have been said about discourse over the last few months and while most of what I’m about to write could easily apply to so many things, these observations are about tabletop games. On the bird app, I read “I was told not to engage discourse” and found myself irritated.… Read more Discourse: Tabletop Version
Last night I was talking to a good birb friend (not a mistype) about project work, perfectionism, and trying to reign in project scope. As we talked over many things, the one thing that came up is a point of consent. The convo was something like, “I’ll start working on a thing, have an idea,… Read more Choosing Your Success: Accountability
So it happened again that a company did the problematic thing. This week it was Twitch with problems ™. The fallout after the article went out was immediate and the comments, scathing. Among them, people were critical of people who would remain content creators on the platform. Others left and were understanding of those who… Read more Where Do We Go From Here
So you want to make friends (or enemies) of the various peoples of the world but only have the length of spellcasting time to form those relationships? No problem! Welcome to the magic school of enchantment. For the sake of discussion and example, I’m using D&D 5e, but the thoughts are easily applied elsewhere. The… Read more Thoughts on Enchantment Magic
It was another day inside and on twitter. That day, I popped into a thread on magic in tabletop games and related mechanics with Dee Pennyway. After a pretty solid exchange of ideas, we decided to continue the convo via DM when this happened: I’ve read your blog posts and I like everything I’ve seen… Read more Look, Ma! I’m a Writer!
I’d heard about GenCon for a couple of years thanks to new friends made while being in and on streams. Lots of nerdery and good times to be had. Comics, board games, tabletop games, and good times with friends. It seemed cool and something that I might try in that ever distant “one day”, but… Read more My First GenCon