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  1. Re: A Thread for Random Musings Just got back from meeting MC Lars and MC Frontalot at their gig at the Uptown in Oakland. They both signed the girls boobs.
  2. Re: A Thread for Random Musings My house if full of exhausted 20 something women, crashed out everywhere after a successful night at the club modeling my stuff. Where there's a will, there is a way....
  3. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities Here's an anecdote for y'all, possibly apropos of nothing... At this point anyone in this thread knows I weigh in heavy on the Feminist team. Adamantly and vocally. I also, however, once ran one of the most historically accurate Renaissance Faire Actor's Guilds in California. Which put me on the horns of a dilemma... how to make playing a historically accurate woman at Faire NOT suck. I ended up giving the direction for the "Proper" women over to my costume director, and the Camp Followers (Dubh Challie "Black Wives") over to my co-guildmistress, but getting past the "But we want to really FIGHT" point was always heartbreaking. And never stopped participation at guild events, after hours, or at what I used to call out "Pagan Summer camp". Actually, designing cool looking, practical leather-wear for running around in the woods and whacking each other with wooden swords is how my business got started, because period-accurate women's clothes aren't great for such, and I was trying to find good looking, but practical outfits. Amusingly enough, a lot of my designs are compared to the costumes from Xena, because we worked up from essentially the same core principles. Eventually, we sat down and figured out good period appropriate ways to integrate the women into choreographed fights (Camp raids, for instance, rather than pitched battles), which led to some of our most gruesome effects... like the cauldron of "Boiling" soup in the face (dry ice supplied the bubbles... cold supplied the shock... the poor guy would'a done better with boiling water I think, after fighting in a full mail coat in Fresno heat...), or the lass driving off the assailant who tore her bodice-laces with sweeps from a full sized, dual sned scythe. And Brush-hooks are no joke either.... Honestly, playing historically accurate games may have helped us come up with ways around the social rules of the day we were portraying, rather than just ignoring them as inconvenient, as so many do. Just felt like sharing that. Rum, eh?
  4. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities Yeah, I managed to attract the attention and later affections of the hot gamer girl of our circle of acquaintances, the one who went to Dundracon every year with her SCA group to give fight demos. Being a fellow theater geek helped. Part of why I tend to scoff at a lot of the generalizations that get thrown out in some of these inane statements
  5. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Selections from the Buffy episode "Once More With Feeling"
  6. Re: Quote of the Week From My Life. "'Sanity' is the term little people use who want you to conform to their paradigm. F*ck it." -Me, to an old friend, a fellow artist
  7. Re: Zeppelins It'll all work out in the end. I fully intend to build my own airship, damnit. You can be part of the crew
  8. Re: Interesting article about Sexism in Geek Communities Seriously... I mean wasn't the whole reason for the kickstarter in part to get the funds to obtain all the games she's going to have to play through and dissect?
  9. Re: Bows, Brace, and DCV Thought this was both interesting and potentially relevant, in a game changing, paradigm shifting sorta way
  10. Re: The cranky thread Sometimes, you have to accept it's time to kick over the table and walk away from the game
  11. Re: Zeppelins *sigh* I saw you'd posted to this thread and was hoping you'd have some good news about Airship Ventures, damnit! I'm gonna miss looking up and seeing the local airship cruising around
  12. Re: The cranky thread There are a host of Cthulhu Mythos carols on Youtube that have been getting it done for me. Edit: Here, to get you started...
  13. Re: How do you feel about House Rules? Not in any books I know of... I think Susano might be the origin of that one. I tend to think of it as "Bruising" rules, and 1 BOD per 20 Stun past defenses seems to be the usual level folk set it at. I have yet to actually use it in play, but I'll probably do so if I ever run another Supers campaign.
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