hey my local game store is running a Monsterhearts 2 campaign! I knew it was a good place when I met multiple queer people there and they had trans/rainbow flags on the walls, and this is definitely a confirmation :) https://bstrat.eventsmart.com/events/monsterhearts-march/
when sisters of battle release I'm making a kill team thingy (hopefully I'll have received my paint and stuff by then...) and playing at my LGS I think, because I love the adepta sororita and I love the models and everything but I can't really get a real army cause I don't have enough room to store all that shit in my place (and I also want to try kill team out)
Avery Alder (an amazing RPG game designer, among other things) takes a look back at her work (and it’s really interesting and insightful) https://twitter.com/dreamaskew/status/1106398931775164417
book review: The Power, Naomi Alderman; long post Afficher plus
so uh yesterday I finished reading The Power as @Eutrapelie recommended it a few days ago, and.... wow.
It's a very good book! The writing style isn't my favorite but it's very accessible, and it has pretty good characters and a *very* interesting story. Be warned though that there's depictions of sexual assault and violence, a bunch of "regular" violence, sexism, and probably other stuff I didn't think about
quick summary of the plot: suddenly, women start being able to generate and direct electricity out of their bodies. We follow a few characters around the world as the social status quo changes quite quickly.
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now... I don't know what to think about what the book seems to express. It's really weird to see the way it talks about feminism from different points of views, how at first it places "reason" in the hands of the white american politician, but it quickly escapes, seemingly to end up with the leader of the New Church, which seems to start as a really positive organization and ends up, uh, destroying the world I guess? I feel like it's trying to go to the conclusion that gender is ultimately irrelevant and that power struggles that have been installed for centuries are what really shape the social landscape, which is /true/ but seems a little weird as a conclusion given the *current* social landscape, and a little defeatist: what are we supposed to do, just give up because "well, historically power distribution has always been like this so I guess better to accept it"? That doesn't feel right for a book that touts itself as feminist, and the way the only character that's never seen to have any negative actions is a man is pretty weird too. Once again, it looks like the book is trying to tell us "power corrupts all, there's no escaping that" and in that case is trying to get power for women actually a bad thing? is that what the book is trying to say, that if women get power they will be corrupted just as much as men are currently and so... what, even? what's the conclusion to this? Are we supposed to see the end of the world as negative or not? Are the examples of male sexual mutilation presented to make us see how "actually they're all the same, it doesn't matter who's in control"?
That's a weird conclusion, and it made me feel pretty uneasy. I don't know what to think of this book, honestly. But I enjoyed reading it, and I would definitely tell people to read it, if only to have a conversation about it at some point.
so anyway Idk if you've seen but Autumn Burchett just won the MTG Mythic Championship yesterday! It's so good to see a nonbinary person win an MTG championship!!
The power de Naomi Alderman. Un jour, les femmes se découvrent un pouvoir d'électricité. Elles peuvent électrocuter au toucher, soigner en mettant une impulsion au bon endroit... Le pouvoir n'est plus dans les mains des hommes mais dans celui des femmes ; on suit des persos super bien construits dans ce monde en plein changement.
@amphetamine hey would you let the deletion sleep for a while again and lower the rate again? Sorry :<
Merci à Mona Chollet pour la chronique de Bâtir aussi dans le numéro de février 2019 du Monde Diplomatique. 😍
hello all! my latest #review is up at the #NationalSawdustLog! i talk about #BruceLevingston's new #piano album, which deals with issues of citizenship and belonging, featuring a bunch of new works plus three mazurkas by #Chopin and a lovely ballade by #WilliamGrantStill. i talk a bit about European ethno-nationalism in it, and the Holocaust gets a passing mention
well, this ravnica allegiance prerelease was really good! I won 3 rounds out of 4, surprisingly, and the store was really cool, very helpful, there was a sense of community amongst the customers bc it's very local I think! and they have gay and trans flags on the counter so this is my new default mtg/rpg/40k... store now!!!
(this is Brooklyn Strategist btw)
Aujourd'hui je vais vous partager plein de #VendrediLecture parce que cette semaine j'ai vraiment lu des livres incroyables <3
Déjà : Sous la Colline écrit par Sabrina Calvo.
Je le conseille très fort à toutes les personnes que je croise depuis. J'ai du mal à savoir quoi en dire parce qu'il y a trop d'aspects qui m'ont touchée et que formuler c'est choisir de quoi parler et de quoi ne pas parler, mais. Ca se passe à Marseille, dans le Corbu (un bâtiment d'architecture brutaliste), avec en perso principal une femme trans, grosse, kleptomane, fascinée par l'archéologie et l'Histoire. Ca parle de genre, d'amitiés entre des gens d'âge différents, il y a des vieux, des jeunes, du réel et de l'imaginaire qui se mélangent, du passé qui rattrape le présent ou peut-être l'inverse, c'est écrit de manière poétique et très... vive, et lisez-le. <3
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