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if the thing you follow me for is me talking about d&d you should follow my alt @iolbs because i'll be posting that stuff from there now

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when i see a good post you know i smash PRINT and mail a physical copy directly to God

my callout post for elric of melnibone fans for being "pro cousin marriage" is getting some rather unexpected pushback from the house of windsor fandom

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tumblr post explaining why it's actually good that elric's cursed blade caused him to slay his beloved cymoril because she was his cousin and it was problematic that he wanted to marry her

i was actually gonna post about how you do have to hand it to esvrld but that put me in mind of this and thought everyone (especially esvrld) would appreciate it more if i called xer a terrorist group

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issuing correction on a previous post of mine, regarding the terror group esvrld. you do not, under any circumstances, "gotta hand it to xer"

you think you're a fucking baddass going into the 7 items or less lane with two dozen items in your card? you think you're sticking it to the man? fuck you.

fantasy football where the player stats get used to control simulated guild members in a raid, and you get loot based on their performance

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i'd be more able to riff on this if i had ever played a game that had raiding but i was too busy doing cool shit like "going on long walks" and "thinking about d&d"

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american football has established that it has a viable pvp format, but lacks decent raids

i actually would be pretty interested what @horsefucker_thicc would think of this book, since all the events of the plot are explicitly stated to be part of a magical duel and i'm curious how the presentation comes off to a magic doer

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the downside of having such impeccable taste in sff is that no one knows what the fuck i'm on about when i post about shit i'm reading

also, it is revealed in the last chapter that the young precocious witch has the same name as a witch from the first generation of the story who made a deal for eternal youth, but, confusingly, this means nothing because they're not the same person

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however that's kind of par for the course with her. the storytelling decisions that i did not expect made this book perhaps even harder to follow than normal:

- the setup of the main conflict is an unfamiliar fairy tale spanning more than three generations of a family.
- the contents of this tale are not really hinted at until it is told in full halfway through the book.
- three major characters, none of whom appear in the main action, all have the same name, and the names of two other such characters start with the same letter

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it also feels at times like the question "how are these people actually arranged in physical space" is just, utterly uninteresting to her

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cherryh has a peculiar way of describing characters' experiences that conveys vibes quite well but actual events and actions at most vaguely

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the thing about cj cherryh's The Goblin Mirror (1992) is that it's not an uneventful book but it is extremely difficult for me to say clearly what happens in it

george orwell looks like wittgenstein underwent a surgical procedure to remove his sexual magnetism

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