Pulling a fire out of the hat: Marvel Superhero Roleplaying Campaign update

My elaborate plan for the previous week's game having been smashed to pieces by the players' unforeseen decisions, this game session took a very different tack. We started with the aftermath of the heroes' unexpectedly quick smashing of an attempted ambush by a cadre of supervillains. Titanium, flush with success and dragging the severed torso... Continue Reading →

Smells like social justice

"Envy-driven rent-seeking is the lowest form of human moralizing, and it valorizes the most destructive, venial, self-obsessed impulses in human nature." JD Sawyer

The perils of planning: Marvel Superheroes Roleplaying campaign update

Let's start at the beginning, shall we? Well, not the beginning, but a beginning in medias res, as it were... Having restarted the Marvel Superheroes campaign after months of hiatus (one of the few good things to come from this garbagy coronavirus pandemic is that the daughter is home and we've got enough people in... Continue Reading →

A sentiment…

“Conservatism starts from a sentiment that all mature people can readily share: the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.” Roger Scruton (h/t The Dacian)

Behind the times: Punching 2019 in the face

Now that it's all over and we're almost into the second month of 2020, let's find out once and for all: Did I succeed in punching 2019 in the face and making it my bitch? Well, let's dive into the goals I set at the beginning of that most currently previous of previous years and... Continue Reading →

Ghost Rider passes on

I always thought it was weird when people got all emotional about some celebrity's death, as if it had anything to do with anything at all. Knowing something about them doesn't mean you knew them; just move the fuck on and don't be an idiot about it. But here I am. Crying my stupid fucking... Continue Reading →

Punching 2019 in the face: Summer bleeds into fall

Last time I posted one of these was back in July. The whole summer was kind of a whirlwind. I don't remember anything about it except that everything revolved around getting my daughter set up to start college and also trying to make the most of family time somehow in a weird transitional time when... Continue Reading →

Slayer: Raining…Jazz?

Some guy rewrote Slayer's iconic Raining Blood as a jazz tune and synchronized it with a live performance...and it might be the most awesome thing I've ever seen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7-aduHx5bo I've been watching and rewatching this for hours now. And also, because Slayer, here's the original live video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q66zKQ3-XM It's heresy, I know, but I almost... Continue Reading →

Individuality is not an “-ism”

Among some people I follow online, there's been a lot of talk recently about the harmful, hollow nature of individualism. My first instinct is to reflexively disagree, but after thinking about it, I do have to admit that they make a very good point. The individualism they decry is the direct, binary opposite of collectivism;... Continue Reading →

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