sbosma:TREASURE CHEST is coming back! The collection of…

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    TREASURE CHEST is coming back! The collection of adventuring gear I published in 2012 is coming out in a collected edition called?INVENTORY. Volume One, 72 pages of weird gear, is releasing at MoCCA in a couple weeks, and I’m hoping to have Volume Two available at SPX in the fall. These will of course be available online shortly after the the shows.


Can someone explain the “stereotypical Colombian woman” elements I’m missing? The only things I’ve seen are the things saying the character was born in Colombia? Other than that the character appears so Western to me that I wouldn’t have guessed her fictional heritage without being told. Are there important cultural elements being approptiated or co-opted? It’d be good to know so I don’t make similar mistakes out of ignorance in future.

Wisconsin GOP Passes Bill Banning Poor People From Buying Shellfish, Potatoes And Ketchup

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    Wisconsin GOP Passes Bill Banning Poor People From Buying Shellfish, Potatoes And Ketchup:







    This is horrifying and gross, because the list includes:

    • Cranberry sauce and pie filling. (Poor people can forget about making dessert for Thanksgiving dinner.)
    • Creamed vegetables
    • Baked beans
    • Pickles
    • Pork and beans
    • Frozen veggies that come in packages featuring pasta, nuts, rice, cheese, or meats
    • French fries and hash browns
    • Sharp cheddar cheese, Swiss, and fresh mozzarella, shredded and sliced cheeses (except American cheese of course), cheese food, spreads, and products. Even Kosher cheese is banned unless you apply to get a specific check for it which basically could identify who the poor Jewish people are. (This is really gross and skeevy because of how this is isolating Jewish people and outing them.)
    • Canned peas and green beans
    • Albacore tuna, red salmon, and fish fillets
    • Bagels, pita bread, English muffins
    • White rice and wild rice
    • Taco shells
    • Almond, rice, goat, and soy milk.
    • Brown eggs and any eggs produced by cage-free or free range chickens, which basically helps corporate chicken farms
    • Several kinds of infant food
    • Anything in bulk
    • Anything organic or natural

    What the fuck are they supposed to eat then

    What the fuck?

    How do they think anyone is even capable of memorizing this arbitrary-ass list, much less enforce it?

    In addition to just shitting on poor people directly, it gives the state an excuse to harass businesses in poor community for not having the POS infrastructure to properly act on their ridiculous goddamn law.

    This is such ridiculous, goddamn nonsense.

    i just don’t???? what the fuck are people supposed to eat??? like they even banned staples like RICE, what the hell??????

    This shit can’t be real. This is unnecessary and I don’t understand why they’d implement it aside from the fact that they’re evil.

It’s not real, or at least not as it is outrageously stated here. Those thing’s can’t be purchased with food stamps. Because food stamps are there to keep people from starving or becoming malnourished. The idea is that the foods listed are bad value for government money as far as nutrition is concerned. Poor people can still buy whatever they like with their own money. There is no soup nazi at the grocery yelling “no ketchup for you!”

More info in the snopes article:

A Tasting Menu of Female Representation:

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    The Bechdel:

    two or more women talking to each other about something other than a man

    The Mako Mori:

    at least one female character with her own narrative arc that is not about supporting a man’s story

    The Sexy Lamp:

    a female character that cannot be removed from the plot and replaced with a sexy lamp without destroying the story.

    Chef’s Specials:

    The Anti-Freeze:

    no woman assaulted, injured or killed to further the story of another character.

    The “Strength is Relative”:

    complex women defined by solid characterization rather than a handful of underdeveloped masculine-coded stereotypes.


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    australian wizards learn how to cast spells without saying the full spell because they’re lazy speakers

    australian wizards are really good at non verbal spells because why say it when you can think it

    australian wizards have highest rate of magical mishaps due to the experimentation of shortening of spell language

    abr’cadabs, mate.

    drop bears, sky-hooks, yowies and bunyips are real

    wizard firefighters because the fires here are alive

    indigenous spells only passed down by word of mouth within the tribe

    and just imagine australian animagii, because I doubt any wizard or witch would change into something that looked out of place

    massive branches of indigenous spells being wiped out when languages were lost

    australian history of magic classes focusing on the impact of white settlement on indigenous wizarding communities

    australian care of magical creatures classes are some of the most dangerous in the world

    The Rainbow Serpent being an actual extant magical beast. As the giver of life it is the polar opposite to the basilisk. It’s rumoured that its glance can cure the petrification caused by the basilisk.

    Bunjil being the animal form of a famous animagus

    Hell every Dreaming story turning out to be an actual account of magical beasts or wizardry, only the exact facts are sketchy as they’ve been somewhat distorted by the telling of the tale from generation to generation?

    Marngrook as a wizarding sport

    Potions classes with endemic australian flora. Students struggling with potions using eucalypts due to their highly combustible nature

    Australian wixen working with muggle firefighters during bushfires as they’re so used to eucalypts blowing up in their faces.