How Dungeons and Dragons is endorsing the darkest parts of the RPG community

failforwardrpg:

Note: The people named in this article have a history of harassing their critics. As such I have chosen to keep my sources and any traceable information they have given me anonymous to protect them.

Three weeks ago the 5th edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out. D&D is the iconic tabletop role playing game, so a new edition is a big deal. It’s one of the few times that the small, insular pen and paper community gets noticed by the rest of the world. Many game websites have talked about it, notably Polygon’s piece on gender inclusive language. Yet at the same time as D&D tries to appeal to those outside the gender binary, it has been driving them away by employing two of the most toxic personalities in tabletop gaming.

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magneito:

"feminism isn’t really about equality it’s a hate movemen-"

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porpentine:

PRESENTING THE WORLD PREMIER OF
WITH THOSE WE LOVE ALIVE
A TWINE BY ME
SCORED BY BRENDA NEOTENOMIE
RELEASED AS PART OF THE IFCOMP, YOU CAN GO HERE TO VOTE ON THE GAMES YOU LIKE
THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IVE EVER MADE, I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND ME ANY PICS IF YOU DRAW ON YOURSELF
THANKS FOR PLAYING (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)

porpentine:

PRESENTING THE WORLD PREMIER OF

WITH THOSE WE LOVE ALIVE

A TWINE BY ME

SCORED BY BRENDA NEOTENOMIE

RELEASED AS PART OF THE IFCOMP, YOU CAN GO HERE TO VOTE ON THE GAMES YOU LIKE

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IVE EVER MADE, I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND ME ANY PICS IF YOU DRAW ON YOURSELF

THANKS FOR PLAYING (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)

On Poisoned Apples, the “Great YA Debate,” and the Death of the Patriarchy

queenriver:

anneursu:

My friend Christine Heppermann’s book POISONED APPLES: POEMS FOR YOU MY PRETTY released this week. This collection is an unabashedly feminist look at girls, body image, and eating disorders told through the lens of fairy tales, designed for young adults. 

The book is arriving at an interesting cultural moment; when the already ridiculous should-adults-read-YA conversation, has taken a bizarre turn. Did you know the patriarchy was dead? It must be true, as I learned that by reading it in an essay printed in the newsletter of the patriarchy.

For New York Times columnist A.O. Scott, the patriarchy’s demise is not even significant in and of itself; no, it symbolizes a greater issue: “The Death of Adulthood in American Culture.” Now, the equation of the death of the patriarchy and the death of adulthood is a problematic one at best, and if you’re expecting Scott to address the troubling implication here or at the very least explain himself, well, he won’t. Because apparently the fact that patriarchy=adulthood, too, is something we can all agree on.

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mutantmagic:

I Choose

mutantmagic:

I Choose

asylum-art:

Ashley Mackenzie: The Philosophical Illustrations

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Ashley Mackenzie tackles complex questions about the relationship between mind and body, creating conceptual, illustrative works that stand at the cross-section of the philosophy of the mind and neuroscience. “As our knowledge of the brain becomes more comprehensive, it seems like the idea of the soul exists only in the gaps of our understanding,” Mackenzie writes on her website. Bodies melt like pools of liquid in these placid, sparsely-detailed illustrations as they visualize the inner workings of the mind.

stevencrewniverse:

Updated Promo Art from Storyboarder Joe [the] Johnston:

Um, so for obvious reasons, i couldn’t post the full version of the promo poster i did. Its so exciting to finally see these episodes air and for the fandom to see them. This really is the beginning of the show and its going places, just you wait!

stevencrewniverse:

Updated Promo Art from Storyboarder Joe [the] Johnston:

Um, so for obvious reasons, i couldn’t post the full version of the promo poster i did. Its so exciting to finally see these episodes air and for the fandom to see them. This really is the beginning of the show and its going places, just you wait!

(Source: joethejohnston)