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kiwi birds and kiwi fruit are all small and round and covered in hair so by that token everyone in New Zealand should also be small and round and covered in hair--- OH MY GOD I JUST DESCRIBED HOBBITS

THAT'S IT

SOMEONE TAKE THE INTERNET AWAY FROM ME

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I'm Cal! I have loads of interests and I will talk your ear off if you get me on the right topic!

Also:

spoons.clockworkcaracal.com - Cooking Without Spoons, a cooking blog for people who struggle with exec. function

insp-caracal.itch.io/ - I've put out a couple of free, low-stress PICO-8 games!

scribbles.clockworkcaracal.com - personal blog, little articles or small pieces of writing, erratically updated

tootplanet.space - my mastodon instance! We're purple and space!

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tired: Pride and Prejudice is a beautiful love story

wired: Pride and Prejudice is about two characters overcoming their flaws and improving as people.

inspired: Pride and Prejudice is a biting social comedy that makes fun of EVERYONE*.

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Reading this scene for the first time was an extremely influential and formative moment in my life.

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tired: late night shitposting
wired: late night critical analysis of Disney movie stereotypes

Has anyone tried the Passion Planner or the Momentum Planner?

Did you like it? Was it worth the investment? Are the free printables useful, and should I try them first?

Alternatively, do you have materials on goal setting and planning that you'd recommend?

(I've been using a for over three years now, and I'm going to try using + to keep track of projects and master lists. My bujo is where I tackle schedules and tasks)

artist: okay, your commission comes out to $20
me, chuckling: I don't think so
artist: ???
me, laughing louder as I tip a bunch: hahahaHAHAHA

LB is an interesting read but the link within it has a few really excellent points so I'm linking it myself curiouscat.me/InnuendoStudios/

ContraPoints meta hot take (served with a side of Death of the Author) (452 words) Show more

remember kids: "ufo" doesn't mean "alien spacecraft", it just means "unidentified flying object". anything in the sky can be a ufo if youre bad enough at identifying things

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I have a new book out! Frost and Desire, an M/M fantasy romance! Sorcerors! Doing terrible things and then struggling to fix them! It's fun. n_n

Book launch post: rowyn.dreamwidth.org/636372.ht

Buy link: books2read.com/frostanddesire

Honestly though, again from a game design angle, the entire idea of a "default choice" in your character design should be abolished.

Every option should aim to be equally interesting. Every option should have built-in pros and cons. The baseline should be what you build each option from, it should not be in itself an option.

@InspectorCaracal

Domesticator: Despite their modern reputation for being city-dwellers, humans are surprisingly good at bonding with animals. You gain proficiency in Animal Handling and start play with a pet of your choice, which should be a beast of no more than 1/4 CR.

Fast Healer: Some races live much longer than humans, and can afford to take longer to recover from their injuries; humans don't have time for that. Any time you spend Hit Dice to recover HP, you recover the maximum amount.

@InspectorCaracal I'd like to see a human racial template that was like...

Flexibility: Humans have a vast breadth of backgrounds and characteristics. To reflect this, you get +1 to any two ability scores, or +2 to any one ability score.

Indefatigable: The first humans were pursuit hunters, able to spend days chasing their prey. You have advantage on all rolls to avoid becoming exhausted, and once per long rest, you can ignore the effects of exhaustion for one minute.

(1/2)

The best thing I've seen to subvert this shitty trope is that great tumblr thread where they take things that we think of as normal and being like "in the interstellar community, this is nuts"

like drinking coffee, or having domesticated dogs, or walking around with a broken arm in a cast

You want humans to actually be "flexible and adaptive"? Actually build some bloody mechanics that make them flexible and adaptive, then! Like, D&D? Give them some kind of feat-swapping mechanic or some shit, I don't know, do SOMETHING to make them actually INTERESTING.

RPG system: Humans are flexible and adaptive so you can choose things instead of having a fixed species attribute!

Me: y'all don't fool me with that BS code for "boring"

Either that or step up your game and stop making humans boring whitebread default shit, c'mon

look, just from a pure game-design angle, the fact that picking human as a character species is inevitably like the most dead-ass boring option tells me that games should just stop making human an option at all

rough sketches of some stickers i'm making for my dnd group~ gonna try and have them finished by our next session

#sketch #art #mastoart #doodles

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