Arthur started a blog (new defunct) initially to make fun of Dan getting a blog. And then started posting in it. Then he started posting stuff here instead. Then an alarming amount of time passed and he ended up as Ferretbrain's second editor after Wardog passed on the torch. He also maintains a blog at Refereeing & Reflection, where he drones on about roleplaying games in way more detail than a general audience would care about.
- at 17:25 on 06-01-2017 link I need to see when it's coming out here so I can indulge my secret shame (which very much isn't secret and I'm not really ashamed of).
- at 23:13 on 03-01-2017 link Insane Clown Posse are going to march on Washington.
- at 13:46 on 23-12-2016 link It is a possibility. I may wait until he's done with it and moved on to some new hobby horse so I can do the whole lot at once.
- at 18:30 on 11-11-2016 link Adrienne: I have just e-mailed you something! Thought I would mention it here in case the e-mail associated with your Ferretbrain account isn't good any more.
- at 22:45 on 10-11-2016 link Chainsawsuit nails it with their response to the Trumptastrophe.
- at 23:33 on 29-10-2016 link Chuck Tingle and Zoe Quinn have a Kickstarter going.
- at 01:28 on 02-10-2016 link Nah, it's fine, there won't be an outage this year.
- at 23:02 on 28-09-2016 link To be fair, I think that's all implied by "some kind of weird version of Stockholm syndrome".
- at 14:36 on 28-09-2016 link Jude Terror unpacks how the direct distribution system in comics hurts everyone involved in the process aside from the major publishers and the main distributor. (Followup here.)
- at 07:40 on 23-08-2016 link Yeah, there was a massive might-makes-right component in fascism; there's an infamous incident where a member of a local Nazi party branch wrote to Hitler complaining that their local leader was an incompetent boob, and Hitler wrote back to the effect of "Don't bother central office with that, just get your buds together, take over the branch and force the old leader out". A lot of the structural eccentricities of the Reich arose in part because Hitler had to play divide-and-rule a lot, keeping the other le...
at 20:28 on 22-08-2016
Tolkien can be an ally for radicals (as he was perceived to be by much of the 60s counterculture) because of his anti-capitalism, but his anti-capitalism is so different from any kind of left anti-capitalism that the alliance is pretty tenuous anyway.And I suppose it is worth pointing out that there is an extensive history of fascists and neofascists of an anti-capitalist stripe (eg the Strasser brothers, Ernst Rohm, and Strasserite factions in later movements like the UK's Nat...
- at 15:30 on 22-08-2016 link So I was off on a long weekend break whilst this happened but lemme break down my responses: @Bill: The closest Moorcock series I can think of which fits your model of "persons of noble, or better yet royal, blood have SPECIAL DESTINIES that exalt them over the rest of us peasant shlubs" are the Elric series, and pastiches thereof like the Hawkmoon and Corum crap that Moorcock cranked out for easy money. You will not find me defending the matter two here. But they did at least contain a ve...
- at 19:53 on 24-07-2016 link Brian Lumley is a subject which I'm pretty touchy about. I think his contributions to the Cthulhu Mythos have been at best pulpy disposable trash (1) or irritatingly trite and reductionist (2), at worst either utterly asinine and point-missy (3) or actively doubling down on some of the worst aspects of Lovecraft's writing (4). A lot of his non-Mythos stuff I have found similarly disposable. Necroscope I remember being something of an exception, but not much of one. The first novel mashed up ...
- at 10:26 on 06-07-2016 link I think including a prominent Muslim character as one of the heroes would not only help dial back the smugatheist "psssh, obviously in the future we'd be past all that horseshit" but also be a nice parallel to the inclusion of Chekov, who was a Russian character with access to key systems of the ship presented to the world at a time when the Soviets were the enemy du jour.
- at 20:17 on 03-07-2016 link I understand Kirk/Spock was basically the first really popular slash pairing too.
- at 20:12 on 30-06-2016 link Given that his wife talks to him like he's a nervous child needing encouragement, I think he's more like Jim Hacker.