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recent indie game video boosts 

I've been playing some truly awesome small indie games in the last few months. I archive my streams over at, and I work to get closed captioning on them within a week of uploading.

If you're looking for some game recs, I'd suggest checking them out. Just about all of them take between 10 min and 3 hours, so these are quite small games by conventional standards. You can subscribe to a Peertube channel w/ a Mastodon account, too.

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An : I'm Melissa (they/them)! Some of my projects are in my bio, but in general I am and do:


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I write. I . I play way too much Fallen London. I collect tattoos. I will not call posts "toots".

I like learning to be more imaginative in devising solutions to difficult problems. 🎊

Is there a word for stuff like guerilla gardening but not gardening?
Im thinking of stuff like putting up benches, removing hostile architecture, graffiti, posting signs.


Fight Club 

This examination of Fight Club is so good: Maggie Mae Fish starts with the idea that Tyler Durden is the actual narrator of the story (not Jack) and takes off running from there.

There are too many good parts to highlight, but there's a discussion of monoform in the middle that I found fascinating. The idea is new to me, and seeing it as a distinct technique has me mentally revisiting a few movies.

Also: Sixth Sense and Fight Club came out in the same year. 🤯

when u drawin an oc for the first time and ur already in love with them

"defund the police" is scaring some people bc they don't want to see the police as underfunded as, say, any given school

i once again have to ask: at what point do we say “yes i enjoy the games Riot makes, but their repugnant management has ruined that for me and i can’t enjoy them anymore”? i understand if you’re a person that casually follows videogames that you might not know, but if you’re even slightly caught up on news, i am curious to learn how you’re able to boot up League or Valorant or whatever without feeling the need to take a shower afterwards

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cards against humanity 🙄 

I don't know how some folks are surprised about CAH being a company of shitheads? They literally wrote their racist thoughts down and sold it to folks for actual dollars. 💁🏾

I've always left a bit of space for marginalized folks who play as a form of catharsis (heard at a poly conf), but games and game design do come from real people with real thoughts, even if--and I'm being sarcastically generous here--the work is being """ironic""".

CAH has never been good or funny.

we should try and start a collective hashtag for games we recommend from the bundle

there's so many titles ive never seen so it'd be fun to easily decide what new things to try!

charlotte blacklivesmatter protests 

To be frank, though, it doesn't matter what the fuck comes off those body cams when the police have the "unlawful protest" policy that they do:

"This point is very important: Once a protest is deemed unlawful, it is unlawful for the rest of the night, no matter how the crowd acts from that point forward or how much time goes by without incident."

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charlotte blacklivesmatter protests 

NC state senator Jeff Jackson did a pleasantly thorough review of the June 2 police attack on protestors here in Charlotte:

I trusted him to be thorough in his investigation, and while he's not the abolitionist (can we reuse that term now?) I wish he was, the incremental changes he suggests are a fine place to start.

Dr. Cornel West has basically told CNN what the fuck was up.

He's been a pretty good ally to Queer folks too, I appreciate him and his voice.

If you're a journalist

And you're writing a story about a data leak or whatever

If you include the phrase, "the unethical but currently legal practice of targeted advertisement" to describe the cause

I'll make it worth your while

Hi everyone, I'm gray ace!

Asexuality and ace spectrum identities are often misunderstood, especially, so I'm going to use this thread as an AMA space for as long as I have spoons / questions are respectful

If I don't get questions I'll post a story later :)


women's/NWHL hockey 

Ugh, this is bad. I knew the money was terrible and that access to facilities and training was subpar, but the details are still striking:

For the NWHL's only response to be to call it a smear campaign is gross. It reads as if all they can see is their current squabble with the PWHPA instead of the substance of the piece or the feelings of players. Workers rights are important, and from contracts to facilities, they've been handing out table scraps.

I'm not saying that programmers would become inherently more moral if they unionized, but shitty rich people would have a lot less purchase to use them to build heinous shit

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