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20 May 2017 0:11
Current Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.
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17 May 2017 16:15
It is the time-hallowed archetypal dream of a Golden Age (or Paradise), where everything is provided in abundance for everyone, and a great, just, and wise chief rules over a human kindergarten.
17 May 2017 16:15
The communist world, it may be noted, has one big myth (which we call an illusion, in the vain hope that our superior judgement will make it disappear).
5 May 2017 12:42
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth.
28 Apr 2017 11:51
I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.


The Harbinger of Ferocity

Agent of the Wild, Aspect of the Ferine
Nature, red in tooth and claw.

"There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that man could not emulate to his advantage."
- Carl Van Vechten

I am, at my core, a personification and manifestation of those characters whose blood and hearts run red with the ferocity of the animal world. It is that which convicts and controls my works - my writing; the force and guidance in which I gain creativity from. It is what inspires me as a creator and weaver of words, the very thing I admire as an author.

My leanings, savage as they are, are of the feline sort and there exists no greater lineage of beasts whom I draw from. No others captivate and motivate my talent as the greatest of cats do.

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I believe some people are simply poor human beings to others for any number of reasons, punctuated at their worst by making certain specific targets of groups on grounds such as this one of gender alone. I was specifically and definitively speaking to an unusual circumstance wherein someone who appeared and behaved as a normal functioning member of society otherwise turned out to have a deep and dedicated sexist leaning. Or, contrarily, a series of continued, measurable instances you were aware of relating to this issue that recurred. Given you are not comfortable or interested in sharing those, it is not my business to pressure you for them but to instead state the following on it; in my opinion, women are treated fairly in the United States by and large.

To move back from that topic, again the reality of illegal immigration is that while these people might be escaping those things, they need abide by the laws of the nations they pass through and seek shelter in. It cannot be endorsed or incentivized that this behavior is acceptable or fair to the people of the country affected.
Knowing how conservative this group is with almost anything @Gordian Nought, I am more worried people might not feel comfortable handing it out at all. It should be in pretty clear cases an aspect of reward, as with the dragon conflict or whoever manages to, successfully and in-character, convince the captive to spill the information with say, minimal reliance on the dice. Aspects such as those I feel are well deserved.
The jarring of machinery, mechanisms, arms and armor came to the ear even before the footfall shook the ground with even the most distant steps one could sense. Whatever it was, it was certain that it had come to this place with a purpose, to which it revealed once it at last became present.

"Perhaps you could enlighten us just what a 'spheroid' is?" Was the answer it received, accompanied by an expression of curiosity.
Unfortunate as it is to say, as they should be uneasy in the United States when they have done so illegally. There is a set of rules, regulations, and procedures in place to become part of the nation. The only issue I take is that anyone who is abiding by those rules of immigration and naturalization being treated unfairly because of their background as an immigrant; those following the law should have no such weight placed upon them, be it socially, politically or otherwise.

Perhaps because of where I find myself located, despite my travels, can you elaborate on examples of misogyny, @Penny? I am not speaking to the renegade or rogue people who are just detestable personalities innately. A major incident such as being accosted or something vastly affecting people, namely women, is what I am referring to.

As a portion added later, I ask this question as well, "What do you consider to be misogyny or sexism?"
As a woman and an immigrant I can relate. It isn't a fun feeling.

If you are a lawful citizen, you have my sympathy that some people might shuffle you into such a place. However, I have still yet to see a case of legitimate or potentially valid misogyny that demonizes women within my life and lifetime. This is not to say it has not or does not happen, as that would be far flung, but I can only report reliably on what I know of in concrete and through repeat observation.
You would not be the only wandering spirit of the wild here, @Ageca. Welcome to the Guild.
"I tend not to make enough appearances for it to matter, even if that were my name." Came the reply, one both plainly said and largely, albeit not completely, untroubled despite the bending whims of reality before it. "Nonetheless, you may call me by my mantle, or rather the title I bear."

The great cat laid a paw to its wide chest in introduction, "I am the Harbinger of Ferocity."

For something so seemingly calm or even well spoken, that might have been hard to believe with any credibility. The voice, the figure, the entirety of it all looked and played the part, except of course for how it apparently addressed itself. Yet just when it finished it provided a subtle albeit overt nod, asking thereafter, "And you would be...?"
I'm never sure why right wingers are so dedicated to trying to make it seem like they are the tiniest, most exclusive, romantic resistance group fighting the Goliath opposition as if they don't make up damn near half of the country.

Speaking from that center-right, a number of us felt that way because whenever we voiced an opinion contrary to our vocal opposition we were met with cries of "hate speech", "racist", "sexist" and any other throwaway that is cringe worthy at this point.

To give you an anecdote, a subordinate had heard I was considering Donald Trump for my vote back during his earlier running career in 2016. Without any base to stand on, they mechanized anyone who was sympathetic to the left to brand me "racist" because I had also agreed in another instance that illegal immigrants are unlawful citizens and need to be removed from the country.

It is it an anecdote? Beyond a doubt, but having nearly twenty some-odd people jump at you just because they thought you were a true Alt-Right'er tends to give that impression. The good news is, I had the authority to make be still and explain just that - my belief and my considerations of the candidate - but this type of behavior is not limited in scope.

You tend to feel like a small number when there are not a lot of you who feel like you can safely say or do anything without becoming demonized.
"And for one reason or another I do not find myself surprised." A brief pause to the low voice followed, continuing on after, "But for the moment I won't dare say why."

Both jowls and whiskers curved with a subtle motion.
Kyra would suggest going back. Taking a bit of Parum's advice, she'll settle for the captured prisoner for now, even though she really wants to save the mill and chase down the rest of the bandits. If she had any spells left she would try to fight the fire but I think this has gone long enough.

Also @Hekazu, will we be the ones doing any interrogation? Obviously, I'd like the help of anyone capable of the speech skills, though I'll likely go the intimidation route.

The mill is actually not on fire, to which @Hekazu confirmed for me, as otherwise @Gordian Nought could have used Torus' Shape Water to put out the flames. So the mill is actually safe, at least for the moment. I am worried if we leave they will just come back and finish the job. As for the prisoner, Brannor can attempt to intimidate her and or try to persuade her, but that I might note will take some effort to convince him of.

Am I spamming your notifications yet?

Anyhow, I was talking about some mechanics and remembered that we once came to a conclusion about Inspiration in this game, which eventually came to not implementing them in any shape or form. However, I can see the merit in them and I should reward people for playing their characters well, but since I myself am horrible at giving it out (had to stop it in irl games too), I propose we let you, the players hand it out. Of course I will still need to approve any proposals so it won't just end up being "we need an advantage on this roll" button, but since my biggest problem is forgetting them, if you bring them to my attention I should be able to implement the mechanic nicely. Thoughts?

@The Harbinger of Ferocity@Lucius Cypher@Gordian Nought@Norschtalen@Ryonara

As I see it, it could be left initially to a random roll who receives Inspiration. From there, a player can grant it to another if they think that they performed well at a character quality, interaction, instance or event. Yes, it might be "We need advantage on this check." but if you earned it earlier from someone else thinking you played something out well, why shouldn't there be a reward to it?

The only issue I note is once spent, how does one regain it? Just the way a Dungeon Master would give it out again if they saw something they approved of, but only now the players can to?

I think it can go without saying however, that it shouldn't constantly be rewarded. I can only think of three scenarios at the moment where it could have been.
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