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    • I hate when people bring up how many years they've been playing role-playing games during a discussion about some aspect of gaming - whether it is how a ruling should be made, or how to deal with a problem player - that really doesn't have anything to do with how many years they've been playing.

      First, it is infuriating to me because doing dumb shit for a long period of time doesn't make it not dumb shit - so it doesn't matter if you've been running games for 30 years, you can still be making shitty rulings or mishandling problem players or making other mistakes.

      And secondly, it bothers me because saying "I've been running games for 30 years" doesn't actually tell me whether you've got more experience than me, or less. Because, as an example, there is a difference between 30 years playing RPGs an average of twice a week for 8 hours each time (just under 25,000 hours of experience) and 23 years playing RPGs an average of four times a week for 6 hours each time (almost 4,000 hours more experience).

      Plus there is the whole dick-measuring contest aspect of it that the person is considering not the actual quality or content of an argument itself, but the arbitrary and ill-defined metric that isn't directly related to the argument - all made more ridiculous because of the implication a person tossing their RPG experiencing into the discussion as if it supported their argument in any way has made that, to give it an actual dick-measuring analog, would be "Mine is bigger than yours because I've had it longer."

      Maybe the next time some dipshit thinks telling me how long they've played RPGs proves that I'm wrong about whatever we're discussing, I'll mention that I've been playing guitar for like 25 years now and ask them if that gives them any indication at all how well I play.


      Not so noble anymore.

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      • IPhones interacting with water in any way, shape, or form.


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        • Spinal compression. Kill it with fire. Or painkillers. Either one works.


          “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
          - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun
          (She/Her)

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          • Not exactly a "hate thing" but an update on a previous entry that got some kind people worried (you know who you are and thanks again for reaching out).

            So, in the previous episodes of Cinder's life, I mentioned that I had hidden some rather major mistakes from my family and that, with time, keeping those secrets created tons of pressure, stress and issues for me. You know, mixture of guilt, self-loathing and disappointment (and terror of disappointing)

            Well, as I wrote, things essentially led me into a position where the alternatives to saying the truth were not pretty, thus I did my best to gather the guts to come out and be honest with people. Turns out they understood and proved to care about me enough to help me come to terms with the situation and provided support.

            It does not improve the reality nor excuses me from screwing up, but being able to face the problems with my family and not having to keep lying really lifted a weight from my mind
            Last edited by Cinder; 03-16-2018, 07:49 PM.


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            • Man alive, Cinder, I'm glad things turned out better than expected.

              Sure beats today.


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              The world is not beautiful, therefore it is.-Keiichi Sigsawa, Kino's Journey
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              • Existing in what is squarely a cis people’s world.

                I try my best to pass, and failing anything else, have written my pronouns on my nametag at work. 99% of people don’t bother reading it because retail employees aren’t human to them, and a frustrating number of the %1 that do think it’s a joke and laugh in my face. I had a child take the care to read my nametag /and/ gender me properly, only to go on and refuse to buy a game where the main character is a girl, because he’s been socialized to hate the idea of femininity so much that even playing as a woman through the distance of fiction is taken as an attack on him; this is a kid who couldn’t have been older than ten, and already bullshit gender stuff has been thoroughly beaten into him.

                It’s exhausting to be alive sometimes.


                Call me Regina or Lex.

                Female pronouns for me, please.

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                • Originally posted by ArcaneArts View Post
                  Man alive, Cinder, I'm glad things turned out better than expected.

                  Sure beats today.
                  Thanks, Arc.

                  Got a complicated relationship with myself and the things I do by default and, to a degree or another, there's a part of me that's constantly worried of doing something wrong and earn people's disdain even when I rationally know there's nothing to actually worry about, so screwing up for real did not work well with my usual fears. But at least, all things considered, things turned out well when it came to my relatives, which means it should be easier for me to clean up the mess.

                  (For the record: I did nothing criminal nor hurt anybody. Just fucked up big time my academical situation and general life for a whole series of reasons, while thinking I could manage to solve everything by myself before anyone could notice. Boy, I was wrong)
                  Last edited by Cinder; 03-19-2018, 10:49 AM.


                  Cinder's Comprehensive Collection of Creations - Homebrew Hub

                  I write about Beast: The Primordial a lot

                  This is what I'm working on

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                  • Originally posted by Cinder View Post
                    Thanks, Arc.

                    Got a complicated relationship with myself and the things I do by default and, to a degree or another, there's a part of me that's constantly worried of doing something wrong and earn people's disdain even when I rationally know there's nothing to actually worry about, so screwing up for real did not work well with my usual fears. But at least, all things considered, things turned out well when it came to my relatives, which means it should be easier for me to clean up the mess.

                    (For the record: I did nothing criminal nor hurt anybody. Just fucked up big time my academical situation and general life for a whole series of reasons, while thinking I could manage to solve everything by myself before anyone could notice. Boy, I was wrong)
                    Been there. Defintely the lowest of my lows. Hang in there though


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                    • I hate national identity and pride. I hate how countries create myths that supposedly serve to unite the population, while dividing them from those that aren't a part of the tribe. I hate how some people seem so quick to lay claim to the glory of their ancestors, while justifying all of their atrocities. I hate the idea of nations, traditions, flags and anthems. Above all else, I hate the concept of stereotypes and generalisations.


                      Raksi plays Peek-a-boo for keeps. ~ nalak42

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                      • Originally posted by Kleptomania View Post
                        I hate national identity and pride. I hate how countries create myths that supposedly serve to unite the population, while dividing them from those that aren't a part of the tribe. I hate how some people seem so quick to lay claim to the glory of their ancestors, while justifying all of their atrocities. I hate the idea of nations, traditions, flags and anthems. Above all else, I hate the concept of stereotypes and generalisations.


                        “Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night.”
                        - Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute The Sun
                        (She/Her)

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                        • I strongly disapprove of (I believe the term hate is both over and incorrectly used) those who seek to rob me of my national identity and pride. I resent that instead of being content to have no pride themselves, or if they disapprove of it so strongly to move to a less prideful patch of dirt, such people would attempt to take from me my nation and my pride in it.

                          I rebuke those who try to tear down, re-write, denigrate, debase, or otherwise destroy the history, culture, and traditions of my nation instead of shuffling off to some population that is more pleasing to them.

                          I am full of disdain for those who attempt to hold what my nation may (or may not have) done decades, centuries, or millennia ago to today's much softer, kinder, and gentler standards instead of the standards in play among the other nations around them at the time.

                          I am disheartened by the feckless for whom it is not enough to have neither care nor reverence for their nation and it's treasures, but can't even show a modicum of decency out of respect for those who served, bled, and even died for their nation while following traditions that they valued, under a flag that they honored, and while singing an anthem that graced their heart.

                          I despair at those who would wish away reality in order to supplant it with some imaginary construct. It is a sad event when someone chooses to ignore that generalizations, in general, have a basis in fact. People in different nations and cultures do in fact share some common characteristics. Whether it is cuisine, art, language, or a shared moral compass, nations are distinct and varied. These are things to be exalted, not diminished. It would be a loss to the world if the French were to be less French, or the Japanese less Japanese. I will resist the thieves who attempt to steal the fabric of what makes my nation great. I would hope the citizens of other nations will do the same for theirs.

                          And above all else, I revile the ideology of those who would take or destroy what is mine instead of building their own.

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                          • This fucker.


                            Freelancer (He/His Pronouns): CofD - Dark Eras 2, Mummy 2e; Scion - Mysteries of the World

                            CofD booklists: Beast I Changeling | Demon (TBA) | Deviant (TBA) | Geist l Hunter l Mage | Mummy | Promethean | Vampire | Werewolf (WIP)

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                            • I hate that maintaining even a polite relationship with certain members of my family has become a chore. I hate that it's a one way street. I hate the fact that they always find a way twist the narrative to make themselves the victims. I hate that if I don't put in all the work they'll say I'm pushing them away. I hate that when I refuse to engage their political tirades they complain that I won't debate but then when I do they immediately act like I've attacked them.

                              Most of all I hate that I still care enough to bother, even if in my heart I know they aren't worth it.

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                              • It would be fairly safe to say that I hate absolutely everything at this point. There is no hope for any of us.


                                Raksi plays Peek-a-boo for keeps. ~ nalak42

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