Via tim, we have two twitter threads where actual boots-on-the-ground antifa talk about their tactics and the need for their tactics. The first one, especially, emphasizes non-violent direct action to intervene in order to protect vulnerable people, while still being ready to commit violence should all else fail.
It's reassuring to know that organized antifa, black bloc, etc. know what they're doing, know how to deescalate, and have very clear goals. It's also important to reiterate that hate speech isn't nonviolent; speech that threatens to hurt other people is violence. It's a form of terrorism, of making people feel unsafe just because of what they look like or who they love. Or other immutable characteristics.
The thing I expressed concern about, before, wasn't that people were saying they'd punch Nazis; Nazis should fear being punched, when they go to advocate for white supremacy and ethnic cleansing in public. It was that a lot of the people I'd seen on Reddit specifically seemed to be advocating for Nazi-punching from a place of toxic masculinity, and wanting to escalate conflicts to the detriment of more vulnerable people than white cismale Reddit users.
I'm very glad to know that people like that aren't in charge, and that vulnerable groups of people are preparing their / our own defences and tactics. I don't think I can participate in the same ways that they can, but I want to make it clear that I support organized antifa, and am not trying to scare or warn people away from the concept of resisting fascists. Goddess knows we need more people doing so.
To paint three miniatures:
But that's partly because we're perfectionist. They say to remember that you're painting an army (or other group) and not a model, and that's useful for when you've got one of those blocks of twenty identical models from Warhammer. But this is for Frostgrave, where you're playing a single wizard and up to nine assistants. So each model counts a bit more.
... also I haven't done painting in awhile, and I take frequent breaks.
Anyway, it's about one model per evening, and I watch alias-pseudonym play Elder Scrolls Legends or something while painting. The ones on the left and right are going to be a Sigilist (book wizard) and her hired captain, while the one in the middle is going to be a rival mage whose captain I still need to paint.
Also in the works: An all-furry warband, thanks to a miniatures line that I Kickstarted.
Did I mention I like Frostgrave? >_>; It's not as cute as Endless Fantasy Tactics, but it's a very fun pick-up-and-play kind of skirmish game. I feel like it works better than D&D at what D&D itself does, because everyone plays a wizard (thus eliminating power discrepancies between "martials" and "casters") and you're fighting each other to get magic stuff from a ruined city, not murdering people with different skin colours in order to steal all their loot.
SA has been hitting it out of the park lately, with its Onion-esque takes on current events. Check these out if you need to laugh in order to keep from crying!
(Content note: Refers to, and skewers the subjects of, recent depressing news stories that you may not want to be reminded of.)
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Partly because pretty much all of the people I've been close to lately have been one or more of the above, including the Q, the I, and the A.
And partly because the kind of people who are pissed off about adding letters to the acronym deserve to be pissed.
The people I care and have cared about are here, and deserve to be recognized. Anything that makes them feel included is good.
She's a rebellious notary public, from a snowy part of the Forgotten Realms.
One winter, her local lord barred anyone without notarized identity papers from accessing shelter or grain. Kethra responded by notarizing any and all papers that crossed her desk while there was snow on the ground.
A cat is now lord of that land. The cat has impeccable documentation.
... oh yeah, her hobby is studying magic. That's what she's doing in this picture. Magic, not studying it.
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Things. How does one do them?
I think it was siderea who recently posted a thing about all the stuff you're supposed to be able to do, to live a fulfilling life, and how most people only do a few of those. Especially if they're disabled.
I'm trying to take in all this stuff I need to learn about a completely new country, and everything else is falling behind. We still don't have internets to stream with, and writing fanfics and replies? Painting miniatures? Keeping up with my reading page and RSS? Even playing tabletop / video games? When am I supposed to do those things? To say nothing of trying to write for the moneys, whether from Patreon or corporate overlords.
How do I thing, everyone?
Content note: Mostly-positive talk about body image and issues, MtF gender transitioning, family, society, and moving.
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Question: Should I post pics? Trans girls do that on Twitter and Tumblr and stuff, right? I'd probably make the pics access-locked, but I thought I should do an interest check first.