therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This is going to be a week made of small moments, it’s going to be a week for staying connected with the people in your world, it’s going to be a week for listening to what people tell you and listening to the quiet in between their words. It’s a week for enjoying other people’s company. It’s a week for being a little careful and a little kind with strangers in the grocery store, on the street, on the bus. Listen to the radio, listen to the night. Just being here can be enough.
 Taurus: This week you’ll be able to feel yourself changing, maybe, getting wiser and getting weirder. You’re growing every second, even when you’re bored at your job, even when you’re stuck in traffic, even when you’re asleep. You don’t need to rush and you don’t need to worry. You’re doing so much work all the time, so try to go a little easy on yourself sometimes. Give yourself time to feel quiet and time to feel slow and time just to sit outside your house and feel the night on your skin.
Gemini: This week, you aren’t going to be able to make everyone happy, and you aren’t going to be able make everyone love you just how you want, and you aren’t going to be able to sail through this week all neutral and untouched. You aren’t going to make everyone happy this week that’s ok. That’s where the magic is, that’s where you can find yourself, that’s where you can find the truths you really need. You can stop watching everyone watch you. You can stop worrying so much. You can live the way you need to.
Cancer: This week you can watch the sky change color, and you can watch the days slowly start to get colder, and you might get a little scared of the long nights ahead. It’s a good week to make sure you have the things you’re going to need. It’s a good week to clean your bathroom, clean your fridge, clean your room, do all your laundry. It’s a good week to hang pictures on your walls. It’s a good week for taking care of the space you live in, a good week for making a home.
Leo: It might feel like the world is shifting under your feet and it might feel like your bones are shifting inside your own body, this week. It’s not always easy, but try not to hold on to everything so tight. It’s okay to let the world shift and breathe. It’s okay to let your friends live in ways that you don’t understand and it’s okay to let the air move in ways you don’t understand. Let your thoughts get away from you sometimes; let them carry you to bright weird places.
Virgo: This is a week for making order of all the strange parts of your life, it’s a week for making meaning, it’s a week for sorting and naming and drawing maps. It’s a week for navigating the weird territory of your dreams and the weird landscapes of your desires. Try to keep moving and try to keep your eyes open. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can find what you need to guide you. Even if you don’t know what you want, you can stay honest, you can stay good, you can keep trying.
Libra: This is a week for letting your blood flow hot in your veins, it’s a week for letting your dreams overflow right out of your heart. It’s a week for getting worked up over how big the world is, how full, how exciting. There are so many bright clear days coming your way and it’s okay, this week, to get happy about it, to get so hopeful it’s a little embarrassing. Listen to Beyoncé and let this energy carry you through the week. Let this energy make you believe in everything good.
Scorpio: This week, if you need to, if you’re ready, you’ll be able to make things right, you’ll be able to make amends, you’ll be able to fix the things that have been wrong and the things that have been bothering you. It can be a week for apologies or a week for forgiveness, it can be a week for laying your heart bare, it can be a week for restoring the balance inside of you. Try to be brave, try to be honest and true to the people you care about, try to be kind to yourself.
Sagittarius: When your days start to move faster than you can even keep up with, try to take a break if you can. Try to stop moving for a second and just look around you. Give yourself time to check in with yourself, with the people you care about, with the place you live in. Give yourself time to get your bearings, give yourself time to catch your balance, give yourself time to breathe. It’s a week for remembering where you are, it’s a week for making adjustments to your path, it’s a week for finding north again.
Capricorn: Even when everything seems most strange, even your own words, even your own heart, even your own face, try not to beat yourself up so much. Even when all you can see is the empty space, even when all you can think of is the work left to do, try not to be so hard on yourself. You’re doing okay, you’re trying so hard, you’re doing so much better than you even know. Let your friends love you however you can. Let yourself live your funny strange life in this funny strange world.
Aquarius: This week, you can focus on the way the sun shines through your windows, or the way your hair looks when you first wake up, or the little green leaves on the plants in your windowsill. This week will be full of small gifts, full of these gentle reminders that you deserve every good thing in the world, every good thing there is. You don’t have to doubt your own thoughts, you don’t have to worry, just let the world around you fill up with possibilities. You can do anything you want. You deserve all the happiness there is.
Pisces: This is a week for trusting your skin and your guts, it’s a week for trusting the borders of your self, it’s a week for trusting the thing you know to be true. You don’t have to believe anything cruel and you don’t have to believe anything that rings heavy and false. You don’t have to be open to anyone who doesn’t care about you; you don’t have to be open to anyone who doesn’t want to see you grow into your best and happiest and most generous self.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Virgo: This is a week for making order of all the strange parts of your life, it’s a week for making meaning, it’s a week for sorting and naming and drawing maps. It’s a week for navigating the weird territory of your dreams and the weird landscapes of your desires. Try to keep moving and try to keep your eyes open. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can find what you need to guide you. Even if you don’t know what you want, you can stay honest, you can stay good, you can keep trying.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: This is going to be a week made of small moments, it’s going to be a week for staying connected with the people in your world, it’s going to be a week for listening to what people tell you and listening to the quiet in between their words. It’s a week for enjoying other people’s company. It’s a week for being a little careful and a little kind with strangers in the grocery store, on the street, on the bus. Listen to the radio, listen to the night. Just being here can be enough.

Taurus: This week you’ll be able to feel yourself changing, maybe, getting wiser and getting weirder. You’re growing every second, even when you’re bored at your job, even when you’re stuck in traffic, even when you’re asleep. You don’t need to rush and you don’t need to worry. You’re doing so much work all the time, so try to go a little easy on yourself sometimes. Give yourself time to feel quiet and time to feel slow and time just to sit outside your house and feel the night on your skin.

Gemini: This week, you aren’t going to be able to make everyone happy, and you aren’t going to be able make everyone love you just how you want, and you aren’t going to be able to sail through this week all neutral and untouched. You aren’t going to make everyone happy this week that’s ok. That’s where the magic is, that’s where you can find yourself, that’s where you can find the truths you really need. You can stop watching everyone watch you. You can stop worrying so much. You can live the way you need to.

Cancer: This week you can watch the sky change color, and you can watch the days slowly start to get colder, and you might get a little scared of the long nights ahead. It’s a good week to make sure you have the things you’re going to need. It’s a good week to clean your bathroom, clean your fridge, clean your room, do all your laundry. It’s a good week to hang pictures on your walls. It’s a good week for taking care of the space you live in, a good week for making a home.

Leo: It might feel like the world is shifting under your feet and it might feel like your bones are shifting inside your own body, this week. It’s not always easy, but try not to hold on to everything so tight. It’s okay to let the world shift and breathe. It’s okay to let your friends live in ways that you don’t understand and it’s okay to let the air move in ways you don’t understand. Let your thoughts get away from you sometimes; let them carry you to bright weird places.

Virgo: This is a week for making order of all the strange parts of your life, it’s a week for making meaning, it’s a week for sorting and naming and drawing maps. It’s a week for navigating the weird territory of your dreams and the weird landscapes of your desires. Try to keep moving and try to keep your eyes open. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can find what you need to guide you. Even if you don’t know what you want, you can stay honest, you can stay good, you can keep trying.

Libra: This is a week for letting your blood flow hot in your veins, it’s a week for letting your dreams overflow right out of your heart. It’s a week for getting worked up over how big the world is, how full, how exciting. There are so many bright clear days coming your way and it’s okay, this week, to get happy about it, to get so hopeful it’s a little embarrassing. Listen to Beyoncé and let this energy carry you through the week. Let this energy make you believe in everything good.

Scorpio: This week, if you need to, if you’re ready, you’ll be able to make things right, you’ll be able to make amends, you’ll be able to fix the things that have been wrong and the things that have been bothering you. It can be a week for apologies or a week for forgiveness, it can be a week for laying your heart bare, it can be a week for restoring the balance inside of you. Try to be brave, try to be honest and true to the people you care about, try to be kind to yourself.

Sagittarius: When your days start to move faster than you can even keep up with, try to take a break if you can. Try to stop moving for a second and just look around you. Give yourself time to check in with yourself, with the people you care about, with the place you live in. Give yourself time to get your bearings, give yourself time to catch your balance, give yourself time to breathe. It’s a week for remembering where you are, it’s a week for making adjustments to your path, it’s a week for finding north again.

Capricorn: Even when everything seems most strange, even your own words, even your own heart, even your own face, try not to beat yourself up so much. Even when all you can see is the empty space, even when all you can think of is the work left to do, try not to be so hard on yourself. You’re doing okay, you’re trying so hard, you’re doing so much better than you even know. Let your friends love you however you can. Let yourself live your funny strange life in this funny strange world.

Aquarius: This week, you can focus on the way the sun shines through your windows, or the way your hair looks when you first wake up, or the little green leaves on the plants in your windowsill. This week will be full of small gifts, full of these gentle reminders that you deserve every good thing in the world, every good thing there is. You don’t have to doubt your own thoughts, you don’t have to worry, just let the world around you fill up with possibilities. You can do anything you want. You deserve all the happiness there is.

Pisces: This is a week for trusting your skin and your guts, it’s a week for trusting the borders of your self, it’s a week for trusting the thing you know to be true. You don’t have to believe anything cruel and you don’t have to believe anything that rings heavy and false. You don’t have to be open to anyone who doesn’t care about you; you don’t have to be open to anyone who doesn’t want to see you grow into your best and happiest and most generous self.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Virgo: This is a week for making order of all the strange parts of your life, it’s a week for making meaning, it’s a week for sorting and naming and drawing maps. It’s a week for navigating the weird territory of your dreams and the weird landscapes of your desires. Try to keep moving and try to keep your eyes open. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can find what you need to guide you. Even if you don’t know what you want, you can stay honest, you can stay good, you can keep trying.

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coelasquid:

Brock Lesnar is such a sweaty man, it looks like getting a hold of him would be like trying to hang onto a water weenie.

Look at how matte Cena is in contrast. It’s like he telepathically wills his own sweat to come out Lesnar’s pores.

I don’t know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life - anybody’s life; my life. All he’d wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die.

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therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re doing yet, this week. It’s okay if you don’t know where you’re going. It’s okay if you don’t know the shortest path to the life that you’re trying to find. Look at yourself in the mirror and think of all the different haircuts you’ve had, think of all the different faces you’ve worn. Float on your back in a lake, in a pool, in the sea, and think of all the time you have to keep learning how to live.
 Taurus: This is a week for stoking the fire inside of you. This is a week for turning up the music in your heart. This is a week for practicing and working and trying as hard as you can to live as the best version of yourself. You don’t ever have to feel like you aren’t enough, and you don’t ever have to feel like you’re too much. Just try to recognize the warmth inside of you, try to recognize the glow, try to recognize the funny bright magic that can fill your whole house.
 Gemini: This can be a week to feel like you’re floating, this can be a week to feel like you’re flying, this can be a week to have total faith in your own self. The sun can light up your kitchen just right, and the sounds floating up from the street can be gentle and sweet, and the people in your life can love you just the way you need. Good things can happen and good things can keep happening, just doing whatever you can to be kind.
 Cancer: The world is going to move fast and bright and wild around you this week; the world is going to be full of sound and motion. The world is going to throw so many questions your way this week. This can be exciting and it can fill you with life and it can keep you up at night. Try not to worry. All you have to do is keep living, all you have to do is keep breathing, all you have to do is keep trying as hard as you can.
 Leo: You might feel a little tired this week, you might feel stretched so thin, you might feel a little emptied out. Spend your time alone, if you need to. Take long baths, take long walks if you need to. If you can’t figure out what you need, try to rely on the deepest strongest kindness you can find inside you. Try to rely on generosity. Try to give everything you can of yourself and watch all your goodness come back to you, watch it carry you.
 Virgo: This week is for getting out from underneath the clouds that have been hanging over you, this week is for breaking the curses that have stuck to you, this week is for tapping into the best magic you have. Some things take energy and some things take time and some things take magic, and this week you can find whichever of these things you most need. You can practice fearlessness this week. You can practice loving yourself just so much. Listen to songs sung by witches and songs sung by ghosts. Listen to Kate Bush.
 Libra: The night sky might sing to you this week; the moon might call your name. This is a week for tapping into some deep true wildness inside yourself. This is a week for trusting your beating heart, it’s a week for trusting your pumping blood, it’s a week for letting yourself be moved by love. Try to stay open; try to wait and see where love can take you. See what it can show you. See how it can shift and bend and guide you home.
 Scorpio: This week you might find yourself just bursting with feeling, bursting with energy, bursting with more of your own essence than you even know what to do with. This is a week to let yourself be full and expansive and wild. This is a week for avoiding, as much as you can, the places and the people who make you shrink. It’s a week for climbing mountains, it’s a week for swimming in the ocean, it’s a week for walking down crowded streets, it’s a week for remembering your own true name.
 Sagittarius: You might feel tired this week and you might feel drained, you might feel like you’ve used up all your stockpiles of energy and love. You might feel like you’ve used up all the bravery in your body, but you have things inside yourself that even you don’t know about. You have hidden reserves of wildness and joy waiting to be uncovered. This is a week for resting, and this is a week for remembering your own best energy. Drink enough water. Listen to songs you’ve never heard before.
 Capricorn: Your body might react so strongly, so strangely, to the shifting seasons this week. You might feel the change in your blood, in your brain, in your bones. You might feel the change in your stomach, in the tips of your fingers, in your voice. Try to let it sink in. Try to let yourself settle. It’s okay to take everything a little slow while you readjust to your own body, while you readjust to the length of your days, while you get used to this new season’s air on your skin.
 Aquarius: This week it might feel like you’re finally waking up from long weird sleep, it might feel like you’re coming out of a deep and strange trance, it might feel like you’re just snapping out of something, like you’re breaking free, like you’re coming back to yourself. Try not to let this week go to waste. Try not to let this magic awakening slip past you unnoticed. You can celebrate your waking brain. You can celebrate the bounds of your body. You can dance, you can shout, you can do anything.
 Pisces: This is a week for asking questions; it’s a week for getting stranger answers than you expected. This is a week for fitting the pieces of your life together and finding something different than you were waiting for. It’s a week for looking at your world with clear eyes and an open heart and a weird bright curiosity. You might be surprised, this week. You might be overcome by joy. You might not yet know what to do with the answers that you find, and that’s okay.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: It’s okay if you don’t know what you’re doing yet, this week. It’s okay if you don’t know where you’re going. It’s okay if you don’t know the shortest path to the life that you’re trying to find. Look at yourself in the mirror and think of all the different haircuts you’ve had, think of all the different faces you’ve worn. Float on your back in a lake, in a pool, in the sea, and think of all the time you have to keep learning how to live.

Taurus: This is a week for stoking the fire inside of you. This is a week for turning up the music in your heart. This is a week for practicing and working and trying as hard as you can to live as the best version of yourself. You don’t ever have to feel like you aren’t enough, and you don’t ever have to feel like you’re too much. Just try to recognize the warmth inside of you, try to recognize the glow, try to recognize the funny bright magic that can fill your whole house.

Gemini: This can be a week to feel like you’re floating, this can be a week to feel like you’re flying, this can be a week to have total faith in your own self. The sun can light up your kitchen just right, and the sounds floating up from the street can be gentle and sweet, and the people in your life can love you just the way you need. Good things can happen and good things can keep happening, just doing whatever you can to be kind.

Cancer: The world is going to move fast and bright and wild around you this week; the world is going to be full of sound and motion. The world is going to throw so many questions your way this week. This can be exciting and it can fill you with life and it can keep you up at night. Try not to worry. All you have to do is keep living, all you have to do is keep breathing, all you have to do is keep trying as hard as you can.

Leo: You might feel a little tired this week, you might feel stretched so thin, you might feel a little emptied out. Spend your time alone, if you need to. Take long baths, take long walks if you need to. If you can’t figure out what you need, try to rely on the deepest strongest kindness you can find inside you. Try to rely on generosity. Try to give everything you can of yourself and watch all your goodness come back to you, watch it carry you.

Virgo: This week is for getting out from underneath the clouds that have been hanging over you, this week is for breaking the curses that have stuck to you, this week is for tapping into the best magic you have. Some things take energy and some things take time and some things take magic, and this week you can find whichever of these things you most need. You can practice fearlessness this week. You can practice loving yourself just so much. Listen to songs sung by witches and songs sung by ghosts. Listen to Kate Bush.

Libra: The night sky might sing to you this week; the moon might call your name. This is a week for tapping into some deep true wildness inside yourself. This is a week for trusting your beating heart, it’s a week for trusting your pumping blood, it’s a week for letting yourself be moved by love. Try to stay open; try to wait and see where love can take you. See what it can show you. See how it can shift and bend and guide you home.

Scorpio: This week you might find yourself just bursting with feeling, bursting with energy, bursting with more of your own essence than you even know what to do with. This is a week to let yourself be full and expansive and wild. This is a week for avoiding, as much as you can, the places and the people who make you shrink. It’s a week for climbing mountains, it’s a week for swimming in the ocean, it’s a week for walking down crowded streets, it’s a week for remembering your own true name.

Sagittarius: You might feel tired this week and you might feel drained, you might feel like you’ve used up all your stockpiles of energy and love. You might feel like you’ve used up all the bravery in your body, but you have things inside yourself that even you don’t know about. You have hidden reserves of wildness and joy waiting to be uncovered. This is a week for resting, and this is a week for remembering your own best energy. Drink enough water. Listen to songs you’ve never heard before.

Capricorn: Your body might react so strongly, so strangely, to the shifting seasons this week. You might feel the change in your blood, in your brain, in your bones. You might feel the change in your stomach, in the tips of your fingers, in your voice. Try to let it sink in. Try to let yourself settle. It’s okay to take everything a little slow while you readjust to your own body, while you readjust to the length of your days, while you get used to this new season’s air on your skin.

Aquarius: This week it might feel like you’re finally waking up from long weird sleep, it might feel like you’re coming out of a deep and strange trance, it might feel like you’re just snapping out of something, like you’re breaking free, like you’re coming back to yourself. Try not to let this week go to waste. Try not to let this magic awakening slip past you unnoticed. You can celebrate your waking brain. You can celebrate the bounds of your body. You can dance, you can shout, you can do anything.

Pisces: This is a week for asking questions; it’s a week for getting stranger answers than you expected. This is a week for fitting the pieces of your life together and finding something different than you were waiting for. It’s a week for looking at your world with clear eyes and an open heart and a weird bright curiosity. You might be surprised, this week. You might be overcome by joy. You might not yet know what to do with the answers that you find, and that’s okay.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

Solarpunk: Notes toward a manifesto | Project Hieroglyph

warrenellis:

"Solarpunk is about finding ways to make life more wonderful for us right now, and more importantly for the generations that follow us – i.e., extending human life at the species level, rather than individually. Our future must involve repurposing and creating new things from what we already have (instead of 20th century “destroy it all and build something completely different” modernism). Our futurism is not nihilistic like cyberpunk and it avoids steampunk’s potentially quasi-reactionary tendencies: it is about ingenuity, generativity, independence, and community."

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Someone in a thread over at the Pathfinder RPG pafe said said “These personal issues really distracts from the game. Does anyone remember the days when none of this stuff was a friggin issue and all we had was fun????”

Such a time never existed, and if you think it does it’s because either as a guy you never had to deal with it, or for some reason your experiences were sheltered.

You know what days *I* remember?

I remember being told no matter how well I rolled, my female D&D fighter could not, as a matter of the *rules* be as strong as a man. Another player could decide his 13-year-old boy PC had a 18/00 Strength because he was magically blessed, but as a female character I *couldn’t*.

I remember bringing in a new character and being told they’d pick me up at the next village, and my background would be randomly rolled for. And do you know what was rolled? Harlot. And then I had to see what KIND of harlot. But, I was assured, this was totally fair. Because I might end up being a pimp, which would mean I was a male character.

But no, I was a wanton wench.

I remember not being ABLE to find a figure for a female warrior who didn’t have her tits, ass, thighs, or all of the above exposed. I remember being shown an editorial in Dragon Magazine where Kim Mohan *admitted* that sexualization in female miniatures was a problem, but claimed the Strength cap wasn’t “something any reasonable person could argue with” … AND didn’t offer any suggestions on how to deal with either issue.

I remember being told that since my magic-user’s level title for the next level was “sorcerer,” and not “sorceress,” and there was NO evidence in the rules of female sorcerers, I could NOT gain that level.

These were the people who TAUGHT me to role-play. And yeah that last argument is stupid, but I had NO WAY of knowing that. I mean there were racial caps for classes, and a Strength cap for gender, so why wouldn’t I accept a gender cap for classes?

Those days sucked. Roleplaying was so great a thrill I wanted to do it anyway. It wasn’t until one of the toads I played with physically assaulted me I left that group, because I was young and impressionable and they had LOTS of evidence that was just How the Game Was Played.

Never, EVER think that HOW a company describes things, presents itself, covers issue of gender and sexual orientation in the rules, and comports itself with customers doesn’t have a MAJOR impact on the culture of people playing the game.

TSR, and then WotC, had a LONG history of showing that women are second-class PCs at best, and mostly exist as sex objects to cling to the thighs of Conan-like heroes. Played by Boys. Gary Gygaz once said that women’s Brains are “Wired Differently,” and that’s why they just aren’t interested in rpgs. Of course that attitude impacted how woman were portrayed, and thus how a lot of players and DMs played.

It’s NOT that “All Cheesecake is Bad.” I’m not claiming you can’t have sexy character and nods to pulp – you just have to have them for both genders, and you have to have more than that. You have to show a RANGE of characters, male and female, spellcaster and warrior, preferable in every product but absolutely in the core rules.

Paizo and Pathfinder do a MUCH better job of that than anything WotC did before 5e (and 5e is too new to fairly judge either way). And so yeah, it is NO surprise to me when I can have fun with every Pathfinder group I ever meet, and get inappropriately harassed by about a third of the MTG and D&D groups I encounter.

So yeah, this stuff matters. It has ALWAYS mattered. And we NEED it in order to allow EVERYONE to “all have fun.”

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