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https://activisthandbook.org/organising/protest If anyone wants to get started, here are some tips! I don't know where you're from, but there are probably local groups that would be interested in participating if you track them down. It doesn't have to be on a campus.

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Poor Laios. He misses a couple clothing details but does pretty well. And then...look at how they see him. Chilchuck does ok-ish on everyone other than Laios.

Senshi and Marcille, though...

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Occasionally I'll watch a playthrough of a game I'm interested in something about (the plot or aesthetic), but don't think I'd enjoy playing.

Mostly, though, I watch like the Drawfee stream where they do improv comedy and draw audience suggestions. I'd almost rather watch a vod of a game I'm curious about, but comedy streams with audience participation benefit from seeing them live.

I think a lot of streamers are basically amateur comedians doing bits with something like a videogame to give them material. mst3k-like.

Others will play a game early or right away and be able to review as you watch. They'll say like the controls feel sloppy or the theme is grating and you'll experience that with them. Not a big deal for most people, but for highly anticipated games people are excited about, it helps give a sense of whether a game is worth playing for them in a slightly different way than a written or recorded review.

Watching people play a dnd game live gives you the energy in the chat while watching, which can make more exciting or interesting the play (do people in chat who know dnd think what's happening was a good idea? is everyone freaking out at a roll? is there a person who explains things in there which helps you understand for your own game?) It also protects you from getting spoiled when something dramatic happens.

There are people who play music or paint or work on a skill on stream, and that comes with a touch of the fun of watching a live performance. There's some extra excitement when you see stuff in real time and they could fuck up or they could do something amazing.

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I don't know what I personally think, but my guess about the justification is that the state intervenes when it's in the best interests of the child. Its purpose is to protect and aid the minor when families can't.

It is considered a harm to deprive children permanently of access to their parents, without showing that it's more harmful for the kid to be around them. So crime doesn't automatically remove access. Is the theory.

The state isn't supposed to treat permanent removal of access to a child as another criminal punishment. One thing I do agree on, though, is that people who rape kids shouldn't have unsupervised visits with their minor children, since they've proven themselves harmful specifically to children. Not even supervised, honestly.

I guess I'd want to see studies about outcomes of kids who are allowed around convicted adult rapist parents, vs those allowed access to parents convicted of nonviolent crimes. Or a study designed by people who know how to design studies well. Instead of my rambling suggestion.

I worry that our vibe checks get warped around kids, and we ignore what's proven right vs what feels right. Like people who feel really strongly that kids need their parents specifically have warped the narrative on this issue, and I don't want to warp it in a different way.

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I've always enjoyed reading about people's dwarf fortress games, but I could never decide if I'd like it. If you're a fan, what kind of other games are like it? Is it mostly fun, or 90% frustrating with great fun moments? How long did it take to start to have fun if the learning curve is high? If anyone is in the mood to sing its praises, I would love to hear them. If no one does, that's cool, too! Just been thinking about playing it for years but never committing.

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I just felt an aftershock! The initial quake had me briefly wondering if a tree fell on my house. Any one else notice it?

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I typed a reply about how bad actors will use reasonable arguments to get their way, so we'd need genuine evidence

my comment didn't send properly tho and i got an error message, so if you see me commenting twice, sorry

[Book] Vermilion - a ghost-hunter is hired to find a vampire (LGBT friendly?) (lemmy.zip)

Vermilion is about a ghost hunter in the 1800s who is hired to investigate rumors of a vampire running a mental asylum in the Colorado rocky mountains. So it’s definitely a Weird Western and I was interested. But as the story went on, I started to notice a trend in all the characters. I’m going to give some mild spoilers in...

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Was it fun kitsch w/ western vampires? Or more horror oriented? It sounds cool, and I'm always looking for interesting queer stories, but I have to brace myself if it's very dark.

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thank you! i think that gives me an idea what to expect.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood might interest you. Thinking about interesting character studies - if you like stories with horror elements, Monster is great. Cowboy Bebop is a classic sci fi story. I was personally a big fan of Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit.

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Mushishi was fantastic! I definitely also rec that one.

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What's fun about getting into an old but new for you thing is having a huge backlog of classics to experience for the first time. Sometimes I'll get into a new genre of music and it's the best going through top 10 album lists and so on. I hope you have a great experience!

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The best shows can be so hard to watch because they're so good at hitting where it hurts

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Are we going to start paying for guns and training, and not like proper school supplies and lunch programs? Like, what's the cost here? Are teachers going to have to pay it themselves? Are we buying gun safes for every classroom, too? I'm not sure a locked desk drawer is going to keep a determined kid out.

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I wonder if Tumblr actually joined the Fediverse is many people will have the same hatread towards it as Threads.

I guess Tumblr hasn't taken users data and been caught out for it. So maybe not.

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@samxavia there was some recent irritation on there because of an announcement they're planning on selling data to an ai company.

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@samxavia i think the justification is that ai is already scraping the info so they want to make a buck letting them have easier access

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last time i got a virus i made sure i had documents backed up and then formatted the hard drive. that was over a decade ago though so i don't know how people deal now

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I like where the picture cuts off. I can imagine the tail continuing forever

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