There is no community when every moment is a moment you could be stabbed by the people alongside you. There’s no future in that. Sure, we win some battles, but that’s as good as it gets and we can have more than that.
You don’t get to invoke care and empathy to get sales on your books or a bump in your youtube subs or twitter follows, but not when someone shows up on your socials commenting on the bits of your personal life you decided to place out there for public consumption.
The last time we were here, we didn’t speak openly and honestly until it was too late and people were deeply involved… and deeply hurt. I want to give these words to anyone who reads in an effort to avoid that. Let’s take a close look together on main and get into the mess of this on main and move forward in truth before the next spectacle and subsequent attempts to profit on our pain come around.
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
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This entry is going to be heavy in stream-of-consciousness writing. I will try as hard as I can to get keep this readable. The recent revelations of long-standing issues and their impact at Wizards have left us all a bit of a wreck. Partly because we treat companies like people but also because of nostalgia… Read more A Word on WotC
I was reading this thread the last night and among the things that stuck out for me was this particular point: I started to think about an answer to this question and the first thing I ran into was this thing I already wrote about accountability. In some of my calls for accountability, I’ve been… Read more On Things Redemption Looks Like
So last week we were on the front page of Twitch (you can watch some highlights and catch a solid tune here) and I also came up in a commercial for Pride. Like… y’all. This is a thing that’s happened and on top of that, I’m going to have to dress as a dragon because… Read more Dear Mori, We Did That
It’s been a few months since I’ve started writing here and with all of that, I have these reflections to share. WHAT WE DID Yes. We. There were multiple milestones we blew by without me even being able to celebrate them all thanks to all of you. 100 follows 250 follows 300 follows Joining my… Read more 2019, Act I
This was an enlightening experience that I came into with the intent to accomplish two things: Meeting people I already knew. I’m not necessarily one for being starstruck, but there was plenty of potential here. Instead, I focused more on spending time with the people that, partner or unknown, had taken the time to extend their… Read more Thoughts on TwitchCon 2018