The Hero System Tabletop RPG and The Problem With Combat (Especially Speedsters)
So I’ve seen both Black Panther and Death Wish over the space of a couple of days. I came to the conclusion that, for different reasons, it wouldn’t be possible to talk about either one of these movies without talking about politics, politics, and more politics. So this, officially, despite the category label, is *NOT* a Mindless Diversions post. (That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to follow the regular site rules in comments, though.) Also, spoilers within.
This Week: Home, School, Work, Hospital, and Outdoors!
The shortest weekend of the year.
The world of the mind.
Is there a duty to protect on the part of law enforcement?
What if the emerging consensus is wrong?
It’s been one week since you looked at me (and three since I killed you?)
Complicated things are complicated, and advocacy press releases shouldn’t be reprinted as news.
Science and technology!
A look at the media coverage of the West Virginia strike.
Place your bets: It’s time, once again, for the Oscars.
Is the media being sexist against Hope Hicks?
Games for when you’ve got 8 tabs open, while you’re writing something, when you’re listening to a podcast, and eating.
On Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten
A partial setlist with autobiographical fragments.
AFHPWP Athletics, Food, Healthcare, Pets, Wildlife, and the Environment!
The best part of Induction is when it ends.
Skyscrapers and parking minimums.
Wherein I start by talking about female athlete concussions, and invariably return to men.
I’m trying a new format today. Instead of sorting links by field, I’m going to focus more on a theme. This week: the intersection of science, tech, and society. Links are offered in no particular order.
Fan? I’ve Seen It Over 100 Times on Three Continents!
Banning best friends, Mx Rogers, and art+Brexit.
A brief review of Altered Carbon, Netflix’s new Sci-Fi series.
This week: Crime, Freedom, Labor, War, and the good ole USA!
Winter has finally arrived
The difference between good tanking and bad tanking
Politics. Some here, some abroad, but none involving Donald Trump and the Florida shooting.
Sometimes the reason we don’t see or read something deserves consideration.
Hey buddy, could you f***ing spare a billion?
Although Andrew Sullivan and Katie Roiphe would never acknowledge it, maybe the Shitty Media Men list was created not as an affront to the concept of due process, but because due process has so often ended up protecting abusers rather than the abused.