There were never any mirrors in the house. We didn't think it strange of course, and our guardian was an excellent artist, so we knew what we looked like. But as we aged and grew more observant, we couldn't help catching glimpses in spilled water.
We gathered around the well one day, giving ourselves our first real look.
Our real reflections.
We did not know why we were taken from the sea, but we returned without a second thought.
general strike, may day
Just a reminder: if you can, please avoid buying from major grocery and retail chains tomorrow.
Several nationwide walk-outs and strikes are scheduled for May 1st, including shipping and grocery store workers protesting for PPE and basic protections amidst the global pandemic (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/n7j8zw/amazon-whole-foods-instacart-workers-organize-a-historic-mass-strike). A large dip in revenue will show solidarity for and help give bargaining power to these workers, in addition to not being a scab.
anyone have a discount for Microsoft Office they could share? (OK to RT)
Due to some technology SNAFU, two or three of my household's computers need Microsoft Office licenses. One of them has a license I got on a discount from my school, but it's temporary.
Since I don't have access to any discounts other than that single temporary license, it looks like the best deal for my needs is $99.99/year for Microsoft 365. Buying an individual but permanent license for each computer would be more expensive, up front, at least. That's still uncomfortably expensive for me, as a full-time student who probably won't be getting a normal job this year, due to the pandemic.
I suspect that Microsoft discounts are probably usually non-transferrable, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Would any of you happen to have access to some sort of discount to make it so that I could put Microsoft Office on these computers more cheaply?
How about some #RPGTheory?
Game design, at its essence, is about asking people to do things that they may not be able to do easily or well.
Maybe you need a short journaling game about finding your dragon lover again? Whisperwing is new, by me.
The lovely art is by @Succreart@twitter.com
Looking for responses about personal goals in open-world games.
Hey Mastodon, help me get a sense of what people think is cool to do in open-world games.
What's some stuff in, say, Skyrim that you were immediately into as a personal goal? Either "official" quests or no.
What's some stuff you wished you could have done if the game had let you?
What did you want your character's story to be?
I know *my* answers. I want some other perspectives.
Non-Skyrim answers also good. Boosts appreciated.
Net Neutrality, uspol, --, call to action
Folks, the comments being filed re: Net Neutrality are awfully grim.
Seems a lot of people suddenly think Obama destroys everything he touches and that therefore Net Neutrality was a bad idea.
If you have anything more helpful to say, today's the day: https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express The relevant proceedings number is 17-108.
"Okay, here's the scenario. You are a crew member on a starship."
"Space travel is slow, you'll be stuck with your crewmates a long time."
"So we must get along."
"Yes. Communicate, listen, share limited resources."
"I can do that. What's the starship called?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
How about some #RPGtheory?
I think by far the hardest thing for RPG gamers is being able to look at a game's mechanics and procedures and perceive if they're inspired and good.
To all the folks trying to recreate school at home, with highly structured schedules & worksheets: we teach that way in schools because of CROWD CONTROL, not because it's the best way to learn. Kids have a rare opportunity here to engage in deep, authentic learning instead. 1/
covid-19, please RT
This is an unofficial collection of resources relating to the COVID-19 outbreak. It includes links to reputable sources for information about the outbreak, but it focuses on ways we can help one another (like self-quarantine, offer computing power, donate blood, give medical supplies to those who need them the most), find out about work leave, care for children while schools are closed, and de-stress at home. Today, this Google Doc is 12 pages long so far, and mostly focuses on resources in the US. Please comment about more resources to add!
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