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All this jazz about jazz has got me thinking that I have no hip-hop or rap in my possession, and I have no idea at all what is or isn't a good place to start.

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I think holist might be confusing "authentic" with "music that means something to me, subjectively."

That I take as a valid suggestion that I shall have to consider carefully.

Except what about all the music that I consider to be authentic but hardly ever listen to because it doesn't say anything to me, subjectively?

But I don't mean that as a rebuke, you may still have a point there. There may be some sort of overlap.

Starting to think my original assessment "authenticity is meaningless" is completely accurate.
I agree,  but then again I think "art" is meaningless with regards to classifying cultural artifacts.

I don't really have much to say about this.

I think part of the reason I don't like things being called "art" is because it implies a dichotomy between "art" and "craft" when as someone who has made "art" know that doing "art" well usually entails having a grasp on the fundamentals of the "craft" of the art. This is not to say that I think that "art" is bad, because I don't. I rather like art. However, I think that classifying only certain things within something called "art" is pointless to the point of stupidity. There are many examples of cultural artifacts from cultures other than our own that we classify as art when the native culture did not classify it as "art". Examples of which are basically all examples of Japanese art, of which historically the creators did not consider themselves to be artists making art, but were craftspeople practicing a family craft. Another example closer to home is WOMP. WOMP isn't art. It's just WOMP. But I know if I were to get anyone's WOMPs and put them on canvas in a frame and hold a gallery opening, I wouldn't even need to put forth the effort to spin that they are "art" because we all know that there are people who would consider WOMP to be deep and full of meaning.
But if I were to look at this from the viewpoint of "art is up to the viewer to decide" I guess I really have nothing to say that can adequately refute that.

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Maybe I don't quite understand what "ethics" and "morals" mean, but.....
I would think our ethics and morals as those "sworn to defend the Constitution" should like.....

Include the Bill of Rights....

And I don't really know why....



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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Camp Gyno vs Flo
« on: July 30, 2013, 06:05:23 am »
http://www.helloflo.com/

their commercial is adorable

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Or Kill Me / Paula Deen mini rant
« on: July 02, 2013, 02:31:58 am »
Just an FYI, Paula Deen did more than just say "nigger" 25 years ago. There was that whole thinking it was a good idea to 1) have a southern plantation themed wedding with all the blacks dressed like house-slaves, and 2) say that they were going to be dressed like house slaves, or the whole her and her brother owning businesses with conditions hostile to minorities and women workers.
But no lets get outraged over a black man not getting fired by his record label for doing something that you find objectionable and make excuses for a racist white woman.

Or Kill Me

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Schlongs of Skyrim
« on: June 18, 2013, 02:47:51 am »
So there is a mod, that allows you put dicks on male characters in Skyrim, because dicks amirite?
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/35463//? NSFW link
 
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SOS - Schlongs of Skyrim is a mod intended to work as a framework for customized, animated and dynamic assignment and management of male genitalia. Although the mod started by only aiming to provide it only for male characters, due to demand, it soon shifted to a full framework, capable of managing it to any possible race/gender. Currently it features a base male body to work with, and 3 distinct shape Addons. We expect with further development, to extend the shape "database".

My understanding is that not only does it add dicks, but you can control your character's dick with keybinds, because why the fuck not?
 Evidently a large number of people were highly offended by this mod, because dicks are terrible but vaginas and gigantic boobies are perfectly ok.

THE VARIETY OF COCKS IS ASTOUNDING!!!!!
WHY DO I NOT HAVE THIS INSTALLED????


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AND I DON'T FUCKING CARE!!!!

First up, African minis for Spears of Dawn



Next,
Some paladins.


Then Sir Yames (my first paladin) and Tenten (my wife's koblod rogue) who despite the fervent wishes of the rest of the part, were not in fact a romantic couple.


Now some random mages



Some gnolls


And finally, some monsters from Hordes that some kind of corrupted evil dragons.
I'm painting them garish yellow and purple, because monsters.

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Literate Chaotic / Coyote's Shitty Poetry Dump
« on: June 05, 2013, 03:05:38 am »
As I tie my boots

Up and over
In and out
Something something
Blah blah blah

Every morning-I cinch my laces
     Knot and tie and tuck the waxed and braided
Cords

I feel their snug embrace
   Around my feet and calves
The weight of the soles
The flexibility of the canvas

It reminds me of life
Simple at times
Tedious at others
Weighty and constrictive yet flexible


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RPG Ghetto / Coyote's random RPG ideas
« on: May 12, 2013, 04:52:13 pm »
The first: The party will be knights in a post apocalyptic world without horses. Instead of horses, knights use mecha powered by ancient nuclear whatsits. I will be using a combination of Basic Roleplaying and Pendragon.

The second: The party will be a group of teenagers that pilot giant mecha to fight giant space aliens. They the powers of dance and magic to combat the invading space mimes. They are powered by Man-Grit and Fabulousity. Ridiculous over-the-top combination dance moves will be the killing blows. This will have to almost whole cloth made.

The third: The party will be a group of players in a full immersion MMO. They are trapped inside. There is no-one else except the computer controlled NPCs.  I will be using 4e DnD  :lulz:

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Or Kill Me / DIAF
« on: February 22, 2013, 10:09:09 pm »
Dear PD STOP LINE BREAK
I have sinned STOP LINE BREAK
For too long have I allowed my (nearly) UNLIMITED DATA SUPERSCRIPT TM END SUPERSCRIPT hinder me my SPAGNESS STOP LINE BREAK
For too long have I allowed the fickleness of the MACHINE SUPERSCRIPT TM END SUPERSCRIPT that I carry get between me and UNLEASHING MY HOLINESS SUPERSCRIPT TM END SUPERSCRIPT upon you Terrible People SUPERSCRIPT TM END SUPERSCRIPT STOP LINE BREAK
For that device which does allow me to freely gaze upon the PD is also that device which perversely perverts my posting attempts STOP LINE BREAK
END TRANS

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Oh Nigel
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:57:22 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKdu01LqXdI
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The Hammer is a test-your-strength game that's an insertable, light-up dildo.

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is DnD

ON DICE


Having some thoughts on different ways to use dice as resolution mechanics in a RPG. I wonder if what I perceive as a slow down is limited to just me, or if it universal.
Things I have noticed.
Too many different types of dice slow down play with newer players, especially with regards to similarity in shapes. Specifically a d20 and a d12, or a d10 and a d8. I've watched my wife mistakenly roll a d12 when a d20 was needed, and I have, and still, to stop myself from grabing a d10 thinking it is a d8.
Who the heck likes tetrahedral d4s?

I've played a bit of Ironkingdoms which is 2d6 plus the stat plus skill compared to some target number, which is fairly fast for adding up the numbers, even when tired.
I've played Unhallowed Metropolis, which is a hoot, but uses 2d10 plus an attribute OR skill compared to a target number. I, for some reason, find adding up the result of 2d10 to be much slower.
Then I found Epées & Sorcelerie which is a retroclone of sorts of 0ed D&D. It uses 2d6 plus modifiers for the resolution system, 1d6 for weapon damage.

I find myself liking a lot of how Epées & Sorcelerie does things, especially since, d6 are everywhere, and it I think I would fit in very well with idea for a mechanic for making different weapons different, without tacking on a bunch of weird modifiers and MOAR damage.

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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / EVERYONE STOP!!!!
« on: November 28, 2012, 09:56:36 pm »

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Or Kill Me / ATTN: Mammalthings
« on: October 18, 2012, 10:05:49 pm »
It keeps coming to my attention
That yes, you seem to out
Of things to hurl your feces at
I
M
Not sorry
You see
I am a very busy totallyrealPerson
But the thing is
They are cutting my funding into Artificial Youthings
And I fear
That
We may have to pull the plug on this delusion
You all seem to think you are real people
But
You are all NPCs
And the code monkeys are actually monkeys
Sorry about that
Turns out that you can get Shakespeare if you let a enough monkeys bang away at a keyboard long enough
But
You get plenty of other shit
So everyone kindly to your heads and cough
You probably won't feel a thing


Just Let It Happen

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http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1637945166/spears-of-the-dawn-rpg
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Spears of the Dawn is a new African-inspired fantasy role-playing game built with the free Stars Without Number game system. It contains all the tools and guidance players need to sample a pastiche of rich, delicious African-inspired fantasy gaming. From the very start, players can don the roles of praise-singing griots, holy marabouts, sorcerous ngangas, and cunning warriors, with these aspiring heroes banding together to face the innumerable perils of the Three Lands in search of glory and shining gold.



So this is a rather fortuitous find for me as I was thinking about making an medieval Africa based campaign.

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