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Two little girls singing into a PA system in the park to music I can’t hear bounces off of the buildings on my street and floats eerily through my window.

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alpha-beta-gamer:

Storium is an online storytelling game that allows players to create a story through a series of scenes, reacting to obstacles and people as you come across them.  It’s played with 3 people, with one person playing as the Narrator, and the other 2 playing as the characters.  

The Narrator chooses the world that the story is set in (with choices such as ‘occult pop horror’, ‘medical drama’ and ‘cyberpunk’), then starts each scene, using cards to give the players challenges to overcome.  The players will then try to overcome these challenges as they see fit, progressing the story  in fun and interesting ways.

There are a few more rules, but it’s remarkably easy to pick up and is only limited by your imagination.  Storium is a fun and fluid way of storytelling, with players reacting to each other and no-one being fully in control, it can lead to some VERY interesting stories.  

Our attempt was an occult pop horror called ‘The Badgers of Doom’, they’re black, they’re white, and they bite!  Coming soon to cinemas near you!

Sign up for the Alpha

UPDATE: Alpha Sign-ups are now closed, but you can now get immediate access to the Beta by backing the Storium Kickstarter

This is awesome. Thank you to the lovely person who invited me to beta his game with him! So fun …

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Oh wow, these photos just brought back a loooooooong forgotten memory. When I was a little girl, maybe 7 years old?, I went to my first big time political march. It was an pro-choice march through the streets of Washington, DC, and it was a hot day, and I remember not getting the coat-hanger signs and being pretty upset by the idea of them when my mom explained them to me. But I doubt I would even remember that much if there weren’t a stronger, clearer memory grounding it. The memory is this:

A young (18? 20?) white woman in punky clothes. Half of her head was shaved and the other half hung down in a day-glo orange ripple down over her face. On the shaved half of her head was a neon green pro-choice sticker. And in that moment, I knew I would not be a firefighter after all, because when I grew up I wanted to be HER.

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Zoom ronnieveliz:

Si se puede! #QueerTransFamilia #Not1More deportation #2Million2Many. Marching to the White House. (at Washington, District of Columbia)

ronnieveliz:

Si se puede! #QueerTransFamilia #Not1More deportation #2Million2Many. Marching to the White House. (at Washington, District of Columbia)

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Zoom nezua:

queer-sports:

Apparently there was a group of Native Americans protesting the Cleveland Indian’s racist mascot, Chief Wahoo, outside Progressive Field before an Indians game, and this totally-not-racist fan (we know this because allegedly he stated he had Native friends) decided to confront them IN FULL RED FACE AND A CHEAP HEADDRESS.
Much respect for the man on the left for not killing that racist right then and there.

white

Pretty sure that guy came and spoke at Oberlin while I was there. I was a Cleveland baseball fan since I was a little kid, and had resisted putting aside the Wahoo-related elements of my fandom. Until I heard him speak. It was definitely a crazy moment for me, when I realized that despite my years of attempting to check my white privilege, it was still blossoming so fiercely. And then I was pretty floored by the profound patience of that guy, choosing to come and speak to people like me, who should have been able to figure out his simple message on their own.

nezua:

queer-sports:

Apparently there was a group of Native Americans protesting the Cleveland Indian’s racist mascot, Chief Wahoo, outside Progressive Field before an Indians game, and this totally-not-racist fan (we know this because allegedly he stated he had Native friends) decided to confront them IN FULL RED FACE AND A CHEAP HEADDRESS.

Much respect for the man on the left for not killing that racist right then and there.

white

Pretty sure that guy came and spoke at Oberlin while I was there. I was a Cleveland baseball fan since I was a little kid, and had resisted putting aside the Wahoo-related elements of my fandom. Until I heard him speak. It was definitely a crazy moment for me, when I realized that despite my years of attempting to check my white privilege, it was still blossoming so fiercely. And then I was pretty floored by the profound patience of that guy, choosing to come and speak to people like me, who should have been able to figure out his simple message on their own.

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nationalpostphotos:

NEW BORN: Gorilla mother Kumili arms her newborn at the zoo in Leipzig, central Germany, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The baby gorilla was born during the night between 10 and 11 March 2014 and its sex is still unknown. It’s the second  gorilla baby born  within four month in this monkey group. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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I plan on eating …

Foods containing high amounts of calcium include yoghurt, hard cheese, canned salmon, rhubarb, spinach, tofu, almonds, oatmeal, broccoli and oranges.

Brazil and cashew nuts, whole wheat cereals, figs and beans are rich in magnesium.

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The Winners Of The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Have Been Announced
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Zoom nezua:


scatmancrothers:
Hey! There’s a cool thing happening. ABC is making a pilot for a new sitcom called Far East Orlando and it’s only the second primetime network show featuring an Asian American cast, after Margaret Cho’s show All-American Girl which aired for only one season 20 years ago. This is really encouraging to see and I’m definitely gonna watch it.

whoa, cool

nezua:

scatmancrothers:

Hey! There’s a cool thing happening. ABC is making a pilot for a new sitcom called Far East Orlando and it’s only the second primetime network show featuring an Asian American cast, after Margaret Cho’s show All-American Girl which aired for only one season 20 years ago. This is really encouraging to see and I’m definitely gonna watch it.

whoa, cool

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"Tiger Lily Doesn't Equal Human Torch" plus a very long rant

thisfeliciaday:

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The other day I posted this tweet:

"Wait they cast a white chick for Tiger Lily in the new Peter Pan? Did they not remember Lone Ranger last year? Or, you know, racism?"

(If you didn’t hear, Rooney Mara is supposedly playing Tiger Lily, who is a princess of the “Native” tribe, in the…

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