Questions you want answered.

Maybe talk to a few of the trans folk here about things that have bothered them in media portrayals?

Robear wrote:

Maybe talk to a few of the trans folk here about things that have bothered them in media portrayals?

I would love to do that, but I don’t want to presume. I know many LGBTQ+ individuals have expressed irritation at having to be “tour guides” for cis white men.

Might be different with creating a character for a book. Just an idea. Asking is not presuming…?

Robear wrote:

Might be different with creating a character for a book. Just an idea. Asking is not presuming…?

That's what his initial post was, wasn't it? Putting out the question without any singling anyone out or putting any pressure to respond.

The main problem I see with having a table-top game sharing system is the inevitability of damaged or lost components.

Kiri wrote:

Which started me wondering about a tabletop game library. You could borrow up to 3 ( number can vary) games for a set period of time. Maybe a monthly fee to have access. Wonder if anyone would use it.

Such libraries do exist. There's a local one here in New Zealand that has been running for quite a few years, so it must be sustainable.

trichy wrote:
Robear wrote:

Maybe talk to a few of the trans folk here about things that have bothered them in media portrayals?

I would love to do that, but I don’t want to presume. I know many LGBTQ+ individuals have expressed irritation at having to be “tour guides” for cis white men.

You could hire a trans sensitivity reader when you're a bit further through the project?

If I like Iron Maiden what else would I like? Note I mainly listen to soundtracks of anime, ape out, and hip hop.

I feel like there is at least one Iron Maiden sound alike band but I can’t remember what they’re called.

Affiance sounds like the metal you often hear in anime.

thanks

I think there may be a typo somewhere in there.

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Pretty sure he meant ape soundtracks.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Pretty sure he meant ape soundtracks.

Ape Out has a fantastic one.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

If I like Iron Maiden what else would I like? Note I mainly listen to soundtracks of anime, ape out, and hip hop.

Have you tried Megadeth? They don’t sound like Maiden, but their guitarist Marty Friedman has had a massive impact on JP metal and also the metal you hear in anime. Which I suppose is largely the same thing…

Better yet, try some of Marty Friedman’s solo work.

Oh! Oh! Oh! Try some of Ian Dorsch’s metal tracks!

Before submitting a short story to a publisher I paid a friend to proofread it. Luckily, for me, she pointed out that I'd inadvertently written a character with a disability. So she kindly did a sensitivity reading as well and suggested changes that removed some problematic elements. I highly recommend this route.

Sensitivity readers

strangederby wrote:

Before submitting a short story to a publisher I paid a friend to proofread it. Luckily, for me, she pointed out that I'd inadvertently written a character with a disability. So she kindly did a sensitivity reading as well and suggested changes that removed some problematic elements. I highly recommend this route.

Sensitivity readers

I’m intrigued! How did you unknowingly write a character with a disability?

RawkGWJ wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

If I like Iron Maiden what else would I like? Note I mainly listen to soundtracks of anime, ape out, and hip hop.

Have you tried Megadeth? They don’t sound like Maiden, but their guitarist Marty Friedman has had a massive impact on JP metal and also the metal you hear in anime. Which I suppose is largely the same thing…

Better yet, try some of Marty Friedman’s solo work.

Oh! Oh! Oh! Try some of Ian Dorsch’s metal tracks!

added to the list.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

If I like Iron Maiden what else would I like? Note I mainly listen to soundtracks of anime, ape out, and hip hop.

Kill 'Em All, the first, and best, Metallica album.

RawkGWJ wrote:
strangederby wrote:

Before submitting a short story to a publisher I paid a friend to proofread it. Luckily, for me, she pointed out that I'd inadvertently written a character with a disability. So she kindly did a sensitivity reading as well and suggested changes that removed some problematic elements. I highly recommend this route.

Sensitivity readers

I’m intrigued! How did you unknowingly write a character with a disability?

The publishers brief was post-apocalyptic erotica. One of the main characters I wrote had no lower body for retail cyberpunk reasons.

“Retail cyberpunk reasons” is an absolutely fascinating turn of phrase.

I said I was intrigued. And your response went beyond my expectations. Bravo!

Why are there so many video games with lighthouses in them?

How else are we going to fuel the Name that Game thread?

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Why are there so many video games with lighthouses in them?
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It's either that, or shipwrecks, you know?

Robear wrote:
Merphle wrote:

Why are there so many video games with lighthouses in them?

It's either that, or shipwrecks, you know?

I'm pretty sure there are just as many games with shipwrecks in them, actually.

What?! The lighthouses don't work? Then why are there so many of them?!

Didn't any of you play Bioshock Infinite. There's always a lighthouse blah blah blah.

It's an easy landmark to help orient the player and give them something to move toward.

I just woke up and I have amnesia. Hey look, a lighthouse!

RawkGWJ wrote:

I just woke up and I have amnesia. Hey look, a lighthouse!

If you have amnesia, how do you know what a lighthouse looks like?