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Current Events / Re: Nork Nukes Nearing Nuisance?
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Yesterday at 11:08:15 PM »
I was going to come in here and bitch about InfoPath and it's buggy nature, but this thread bath house already full of bitches.    :coolsmiley:
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Current Events / Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on Yesterday at 11:06:28 PM »
your neoprene fetish is noted.
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Current Events / Re: RIP Charles Krauthammer,
« Last post by bayonetbrant on Yesterday at 08:57:21 PM »
After his announcement a few weeks ago this was inevitable but still very sad
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Current Events / Re: RIP Charles Krauthammer
« Last post by steve58 on Yesterday at 07:38:54 PM »
 :(  RIP Mr Krauthammer
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I only learned about Katie and her blog due to those reports.  I've since subscribed to her blog, she's got amazing taste in games!  For those who, like me an hour ago, aren't familiar with her blog, you can find it here: https://katiesgamecorner.com/

Interesting blog.  Some of the games she reviewed are very interesting.

I read the harassment post.  Some of what she describes is terrible, others are not.  Somebody asking her out is not harassment (as long as they can take no for an answer).  Some of it is awful.  Emailing pictures and attempting to force affection is wretched.  People should report this sort of thing. 

I disagree with her statement that the female should just be believed.  If you allow one type of person (insert whatever type you wish) to be automatically right if they make any claim, you get tyranny.  Some of the activities she described have very clear evidence.  And today almost everyone is carrying around a recording device which makes substantiating claims much easier.

I had to deal with some of this BS as an academic administrator.  That included telling a parent that their son was lucky to be alive when he failed to break down the apartment door of the girl he was harassing when drunk.  An off campus apartment with 4 girls has a high likelihood of a firearm - and going through the door before the cops came could have been death by drunken stupidity.  The Dad was aghast that I told him that.  This sort of thing is a horrible pain to deal with, but you have to do it if you have the job.  But you have to do it right to protect everyone involved.  This is not easy and yet another reason I resigned from academic administration.

If asking out somebody you game with is "harassment" I would not have married my wife whom I met through D&D.

Every session I played at Origins, excepting Ogre, had a female GM or female players.  The game I ran had four males and two females.  The game I ran was rated 17+ for content (drugs, murder, gang wars, bent cops, rape, (and human sacrifice to make the drug - not discovered by my Origins group because they used gang contacts to level the cultists)).  Call of Cthulhu is pretty horrible in terms of content, but the sessions were labeled appropriately.  I had 3 female GMs for Cthulhu sessions - and the sessions involved cults, murders, and the opportunity to sacrifice party members to appease Serpent Men and let the rest escape depending on the game.
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I only learned about Katie and her blog due to those reports.  I've since subscribed to her blog, she's got amazing taste in games!  For those who, like me an hour ago, aren't familiar with her blog, you can find it here: https://katiesgamecorner.com/
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Current Events / Re: RIP Charles Krauthammer,
« Last post by bbmike on Yesterday at 06:03:52 PM »
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Current Events / Re: RIP Charles Krauthammer,
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 05:35:42 PM »
Sad news. RIP.
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Current Events / Re: RIP Charles Krauthammer,
« Last post by Staggerwing on Yesterday at 05:10:32 PM »
RIP
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Current Events / Re: RIP Charles Krauthammer,
« Last post by DoctorQuest on Yesterday at 05:02:15 PM »
RIP, Charles. Too soon, too young.
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