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To make up for two well-known authors turning out to be little pieces of shit, let's put some science fiction and fantasy written by or featuring trans people!
I'll start with Dreadnought by April Daniels. Trans lesbian superheroes written by an honest-to-god leftist.
I am tired and lost my train of thought
Final fantasy XIII gotten a lot of hot water for inadvertently exposing the linearity of your average video game rpg. There's a lot of corridors, including for stuff like cities. You don't really see a big explorable area until very late in the game. Now whether or not this is a part of the thematic on The run store yet the beginning of the game or it's just bad is up for debate.
I've been thinking about Xenoblade chronicles, the jrpg is a genre, and the illusion of openness in rpgs, and how we can take that to our table tops.
Xenoblade Chronicles despite the big open levels is actually quite linear. Each area smoothly transitions into another, often with only one or two entrances in or out. While these areas are massive and expansive, there's usually a direct path through them. Most of it is explored inside quests and the desire to 100% the game.
so, hey, remember this sketch buried deep in a thread from last week? i'm going to try and make this into a sticker AND (hopefully) an embroidered iron-on patch. will likely do a preorder on my store once i get some quotes back from a few manufacturers. stay tuned, sluts... uh, i mean, if you really feel like it,
Look, I'm a simple wolf, I've got a certain type of heroic epic that I'm very into.
firearms / militias
This isn't to say that leftists shouldn't be armed, or that firearms don't have a place in leftist and marginalized struggles. But that liberty to be armed doesn't come from second amendment arguments. It doesn't come from the formation of militias (as conceived in the US).
Community defense doesn't mean armed groups doing public displays of power to frighten people into submission. We need to build new ways to take care of each other.
Arms likely have a place in struggle. I'm armed. I don't need to LARP and threaten genocide to fight for liberation though.
firearms / militias
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has written about this, and if you want a more detailed explanation please see her work.
Militias in the US, and by extension the entire second amendment, were legal definitions put in place to give protection to settler incursions into indigenous lands. It was the legalization of genocide. This stance of armed white supremacy continues today with nearly all aspects of US militias and and second amendment groups.