Deeper in the Game for DummiesOctober 21, 2011
Who I’m writing for
I write about roleplaying games and gaming culture. I write from the perspective of, and for, people who want fun, AND find that racism, sexism, and various forms of hate make their gaming unfun.
I’ve made it easy not to be stupid, so don’t be stupid
The comments are off on nearly every post these days.
Some people, for some strange reason, take that as an indication that I secretly want to talk to them, and that, they should either go looking through old posts OR go stalk me down on other websites.
It’s been mostly creepy racist white dudes who hold grudges because “It’s all they have”.
Everything is about you, yes
The other side of weird internet penis waving issues is I often find (months, years) later that someone in some corner of the blogosphere imagines I was writing my whole post aimed at something they wrote…
If I’m writing about a singular thing I’m usually going to link it.
If I say, “Multiple conversations” that means in at least 3 or more places on the internet I’m seeing the same conversation/idea go on.
Otherwise, the only time I’ll not bother linking something I’m directly talking about is if it’s some tiny comment on rpg.net or something.
If I’m not going to waste time arguing with people on the internet, or “educating” (aka, trying to prove to people who’ve already made up their mind and/or refused to use Mr. Google or minimal work on their own part), I’m sure as hell not going to waste energy trying to play passive aggressive posting games.
Sorry, you’re not that important.
I’ve started breaking out key posts on the sidebar under appropriate categories.
The numbered links indicate the order I think people will get the most from reading in that order, the unnumbered ones are pretty much good at any point.