Here’s an article I enjoyed. As usual, comments and likes will be disabled. Please visit the original source! Don’t fret, I’ve got plenty of good stuff coming down the chute, it’s just taking slightly longer than anticipated and I don’t want to leave my audience without something new each day.
I am reblogging this excellent post by Rhi. As usual, reblogging etiquette applies with the disabling of likes and comments. Please go to the original source to share your thoughts!
Saying “I’m sorry” doesn’t mean I don’t still have to do the processing.
I know you’re sorry you’re late. You’ve broken a small social contract, and sorry should be enough to mend it, but it’s not the social contract that is troubling me.
You’re sorry you didn’t let me know that plans had changed. You could have, but you didn’t. The sorry should fix any upset caused by your actions, but it’s not the upset that is troubling me.
You’re sorry that you turned up with a couple of extra people, you hope that’s ok, a sorry and a packet of biscuits should cover any change to catering needs, but it’s not the catering issues that are troubling me.
My life is built of stories.
There’s the long story about where I came from, where I’ve been, where I want to go.
There’s the more immediate story of what has…
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I must admit, I love the atheist group I belong to on Facebook. It reserves as a repository of pieces of pseudoscience that we can all collectively mock in a lighthearted fashion. Today, I was served with a link to a spellcaster named Dr. Ogundu. He sold a collection of spellcasting services that perhaps could assist with my dating woes. Naturally, I sent him an email explaining my plight. For your amusement, I have included the full email I sent below, and it’s a good laugh!
It has taken me a while to get around to this post, I know. The primary reason of which is because I was juggling school, D&D, and maintaining a regular blogging schedule all at the same time As a result, it just kept getting pushed further and further back. But now I have the time necessary!
Ok, so let me see if I can answer the questions proposed
1.Which would you choose and why? A vacation alone in the Bahamas or a two-week camping trip with a boy scout troop?
I would pick the Bahamas. I’ve been there before and I definitely wouldn’t mind going back.
2.Explain in your own words (no looking this up) what is the difference between a DVD and Blueray?
The perks of being a tech aficionado! The difference is that a Blu-Ray disc can hold much more data than a DVD. This is facilitated by a blue laser, hence the Blu-Ray.
3. If you could have one of your blog posts go viral, which one would it be and why?
Without a doubt, my most emotionally powerful post in my eyes is Darkest Green. I’ve always found a sharp discrepancy between what I like, what gets seen the most, and what resonates the most with people. So far the post with the most views is my original Dungeons & Dragons post, my weight loss post got the most likes, but I think Darkest Green was my best post so far.
The reason I like it so much is because it speaks to some things I think a lot of millennials go through. It speaks to our disaffection, our dissatisfaction with the status quo. No matter what your political stripe, we’re all very frustrated and scared. It also speaks to our vulnerability, our susceptibility to dangerous ideologies that are recruiting millennial mouthpieces even now. It speaks to their self-destructive nature, with Michael Ruppert being so consumed with the prospect of societal collapse that he ended up dying from suicide as a result. Finally, it speaks to how we can be slowly molded into something that we would never desire to become. Over time, things that our moral compass would tell us to stay away from turn more and more socially acceptable when you have an ideology that justifies them(this is the concept known as the Overton Window). In my case, it was death in Earth’s name.
But it is ultimately hopeful because you can do what I did and walk away from it all.
4. dinner with Genghis Khan or Benjamin Franklin? What would you talk about?
I would pick Benjamin Franklin. What I would like to do is pick his brain on our current state of affairs, I would love to see what the founding fathers would think.
5. If you could be the ruler of the world for one day, what laws would you make? (they can’t ever be changed)
There are a handful of things that I would like to see in my lifetime. The first thing I would do is global nuclear disarmament. The second thing I would do is institute an oil phase-out protocol.
6. You are writing a comedy show for television. what is it’s title and what is it about?
It’s called “The Dungeon Crawl” and it’s like the Big Bang Theory except it’s entirely about a Dungeons & Dragons campaign and its players.
7. You are accepting the award for World’s Best Blog! What do you say in your acceptance speech?
I wouldn’t be posting without the support of my readers. I am grateful for the readers that I have and the helpful comments that I’ve received.
8. Which one is your favorite? Brussel sprouts or cookies? WHY???????
Cookies. I don’t like the taste of Brussel sprouts. Let’s move on.
9. Your local university is sponsoring a special class that only YOU can teach. What are the students going to learn?
Oh, I can’t drop that bombshell that. You’ll have to wait until “Fear and Loathing on the Internet” comes out to figure it out.
10. Were these the VERY BEST QUESTIONS you have ever been asked? Why or why not? (this is a special credit question…think carefully prior to answering!)
There are some good things about these questions. There aren’t any yes/no questions. But some of these don’t really elicit much of a response from me. The Brussel sprouts or cookies question in particular stood out.
Unfortunately, I can’t nominate the blogger that I was planning on nominating because she already has the award. Therefore, I am going to edit this when I find a suitable blog.
All right, on to the second award.
Here are the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and post a link to their blog on your blog. Take a moment to positively promote the person who nominated you.
2. Display the award on your blog by adding it to your post and/or displaying it using a widget on your page (Save the image to your computer and upload it to your blog post).. Don’t forget to use the tag #MyUltraAward when you make your post!
3. Answer the following MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award questions.
4. Nominate 1-8 blogs that you feel deserve the award and provide links.
5. List these rules in your post (You can copy and paste from here).
6. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the MakeItUltra™ Blogger Award and provide a link for them to your post.
As with the previous award, I am going to edit this once I find a suitable blog to nominate.
Let’s get to the questions:
What is your name? My full name is Dylan Edward Greene.
How long have you been blogging and why did you start? I have a full article devoted to this, you can view it here.
What are you most proud of? Non-blog related? As of now, my academic performance has given me access to the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.
What are your blogging goals? I want impact. I want someone to take what I have written and think about it. They can accept it, they can reject it, but I want them to think about it.
How do you spend your free time? If I am not doing my homework, I am playing games, watching movies, and planning Dungeons & Dragons sessions.
State five random facts about you.
Let’s go with some of my favorite movies and literature. My favorite book is Frankenstein and one of my favorite movies is Hunchback of Notre Dame.
I have successfully completed two Dungeons & Dragons campaigns, one in 3.5e and one in 5th edition.
I am going to dip my toes into the crazy world of speed dating next week.
I wrote my first book many years ago, which is now out of print.
My main personal weakness is Reese’s cups.
This is somewhat of a follow-up post to my original Dungeons & Dragons article I made some time. It has been my most successful article to date in terms of views, receiving over 2000 since its original posting. However, that visibility meant that it was ripe for receiving hit-and-run comments.
Compared to other platforms, WordPress is pretty mild in terms of nastiness in my experience. Post moderation is robust, the community is very friendly and overall I’ve found it to be a welcoming place.
But, I did receive two comments that I’d like to respond to. Usually, nasty comments for their own sake will just be trashed from the moderation queue. They will never see the light of day.
Initially, I kept these comments public because I wanted to prove that they were around. However, I decided to go back on that because I don’t want to establish that kind of precedent. After this post is up, they will be trashed. All that will be left of them are the screenshots that I took. I am not doing this for their benefit since I don’t think they will be inclined to listen. However, I do believe this might be beneficial in understanding some of the behavioral mechanisms at play for an outside observer.
With that in mind, let’s get started.
Sorry, guys, but I had a hell of a busy day and still have plenty of work to do. In the meantime, here’s a reblog! Usual etiquette applies, likes and comments are disabled as to not divert them from the original piece. Please check this person’s blog out!
I wrote this a long time ago..
for some friends of mine, in my late high school and college years…
you all know I am a geek and a nerd and into all things that have the suffix of “game”.
Being a writer, I know you will not find it hard to believe that I enjoy role playing games a lot!
(some of you may be thinking of another kind….that’s ok…i think about it too…but that’s not what I mean. 😉 )
So the most easily recognizable one is, of course, “Dungeons and Dragons”. Which is a “Fantasy setting” those not familiar with genre titles can understand that “Fantasy” means swords, wizards, dragons, magic, unicorns….You get the idea.
(some of you may be thinking of another kind…that’s ok…I think about it too..but that’s not what I mean. 😉 )
In Dungeon and Dragons I play, “Therrin” He’s a half-orc (human…
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