Hey all! Im a beginnerish hobbyist game maker who wants capitalism and imperialism out of games
My main is @nohomosuperior
This account is mostly to post about the project im working on, so far ive been just calling it community
Its inspired by stardew valley, night in the woods, undertale, pathologic, and a few other games. Genre wise its like, capitalism survival sim plus town rpg, and the mechanics focus on your characters wellbeing and forming connections w your neighbours :)
Hi! I’m Plugs and this the account where I post about games, books, films and other things I’m interested in.
Currently that’s ElderScrolls.
US IRS response to the gig economy
since it's become so common, they just created a "Gig Economy Tax Center."
because the IRS considers income taxes to be a "pay as you go" tax. this means if you don't "pay as you go" (as in you're an independent contractor and no taxes are withheld from your paychecks), you're expected to estimate what your taxes will be and make quarterly payments.
if you don't, they can assess a fine on top of the taxes you owe, even if you file in a timely manner. it's kind of a messy pain in the ass to figure out what the penalty is.
incidentally, this is why rich people pay tax experts to manage their tax shit for them, and why it's easier to stay rich (or get richer) when you're rich, and why it's easy to get poorer when you're poor.
anyway, if you're in the US and this is relevant, here's the link: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/gig-economy-tax-center
Fantasy stories are usually concerned with exploring some other concept and just using stopping an evil empire or whatever as a backdrop and excuse to put the heroes in motion so they can engage in the metaphorical warfare with whatever their actual problems are.
The Empire exists in Star Wars so Luke can struggle with the concept of Balance and learn to be self-reliant as he comes of age by fighting against it.
Sauron exists so Middle-Earth can struggle with the rise of technology vs pastoral life.
"You are our God's Chosen One," the robed figures said.
"Er... Which god?"
The robed figures shuffled their feet and looked around.
"Our God is a minor water deity. Of the pond in the park."
"Oh. And the chosen one would?"
"Lead the Cleansing."
"Of rubbish. From the pond."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Admin of tabletop.social
Dabbling with card/board game design and 3d printing
Also found around the internet as MxFraud:
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