Some thoughts on cancel culture First, let's get something out of the way: I'm on the "wrong" side of this. The conservative one, more or less, although if I call myself anything, I'd say I'm more like a constitutionalist libertarian. (Socially liberal/economically conservative, all that.) Politically, I'm a leave-me-the-hell-alone-ist. I want a government that's as... Continue Reading →
We did it to you for your own good
And that's the important thing, right? https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/
America is stronger than they are
The next four years are going to be difficult and incredibly ugly -- but the illegal occupiers of the White House and the evil cabal behind them aren't going to be having a great time of it, either. None of this is going to go the way they expect. Hell, they've already locked down the... Continue Reading →
Happy Bill of Rights Day!
Today is the 229th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States of America. It really should be a national holiday on par with the Fourth of July. The flag of the United States, circa 1880.
The Bronte Sisters Played Their Own Fantasy RPG
Stumbled across this cool bit of literary history just a few minutes ago... In 1845, two years before Wuthering Heights was published, Emily Brontë shared a train trip to York with her sister Anne, who was two years out from publishing her first novel Agnes Grey. To pass the time the two sisters played a... Continue Reading →
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 →
“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)