Based on an idea I had last night.
Description: An animated gif (very slow animation, no flicker) shwowing a (mocked up) difficulty selection screen from a video game.
It cycles through "Medium", "Hard", "Impossible", "Skip combat" and "Easy", while the description box to the right says "Play the game as it was meant to be played.", no matter which difficulty is selected.
Original file (not ugly-compressed): https://f.d9.lv/difficulty.gif
Agitating against landlords, posters, large file warning!
It used to be an ad (second image), now it's propaganda!
Source of second image: https://twitter.com/1LuckyBlackCat/status/1116062097023164416
First image (the propaganda one) is by me, Kirby.
I release this work under a CC0 license and, to the extent possible under law, waive all copyright and related or neighboring rights to it.
UK elections, things you can do outside of the UK (1)
If you want to help Labour win in the next UK general election and aren't in the UK, there's things you can do~
If you're a UK citizen and have been out of the UK for 15 years or less you can still vote, you just need your NI number:
You can vote by post or by proxy; it's much more reliable to do it by proxy.
Dear new WOC on the fediverse. You will not be protected from harassment on here unless you're a part of an instance that actively centers the protection of its users.
2, there's plenty of us on here that been around for a while and have been combating this for a time. We're here if you want to chat and our TL has plenty of receipts and is an archive on combating the whiteness of misogyny directed at women and femmes of Color.
Something I feel pretty strongly about is that you do NOT ask people who are feeling victimized to agree to "have a conversation."
I cannot say to two people that they should sit down as equals and discuss a problem, when the fundamental issue is a power imbalance.
I've had people override me on this, but that is pretty much my clue that a group is interested in keeping order, not in making things right. It's always really sad to see.
re: Complaining about "digitally resurrecting" artists. Looking at the money side. It's fucking terrible.
So you know how the big music companies don't pay most artists very well?
How less famous artists play live shows to make money?
… what do you think will happen when they have to compete with hundreds of more famous dead people who can "play" simultaneous concerts all over the world? 🤔
Who do you think will earn money from those tickets? Musicians? Not likely!
re: Complaining about "digitally resurrecting" artists. Very tasteless, lynching mention, now also: abuse mention, racism
You know what, the background dancers aren't even the big problem here…
The fact that they took the image of someone who survived so much horrific abuse, and posthumously take away her agency…
… I have no words for how much this upsets me.
The biggest names they did (or tried to do) this to: Tupac, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson… hmm… I wonder what they have in common 🤔
Complaining about "digitally resurrecting" artists. Very tasteless, lynching mention
So some asshats decided make a "hologram" or "digital human" of Billie Holiday.
They have her on stage, performing "Strange Fruit", a song about lynching*, and they give her background dancers.
I am disgusted, nauseated & very angry.
* In case you didn't know, Billie Holiday was a Black jazz singer. "Strange Fruit" is based on a (quite graphic!) poem protesting lynching, written by a Jewish communist.
Survey about the economic realities of working in the TTRPG industry
For too long the economic realities of working in the TTRPG industry have been obscured. It's time to fix that. This survey aims to be the first part in a research project aimed to bring transparency to the economic state of the scene.
Handy repository of template rejection letters to respond to recruiter inquiries citing specific unethical practices for different Big Tech cos. So far contains letters for Amazon, Facebook, Palantir and Uber.
Complaining about late stage capitalism
So "investors" are pumping billions into several companies that they see competing in a trillion dollar market in 20 years… what market is that, you ask?
Uber, but for short-distance flights.
Uuuugh. I'm so sick of this shit.
I wish "the economy" could just crash and never recover, without hurting poor people who don't have any money invested anyway.
But no, somehow when rich people gamble, it's poor people who lose. Always.
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