Apr. 7th, 2009

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Goinked from [livejournal.com profile] eddyfate  and brought to you, because I love...

In light of recent announcements, some fans have expressed concern over the future of electronic (PDF) format book sales in the RPG industry. White Wolf Publishing today has announced that it currently has no plans to discontinue its existing PDF products.
“Quite the opposite,” says Eddy Webb, the Alternative Publishing Developer for White Wolf. “I believe this is a growing market with potential we haven’t yet had a chance to fully explore, both as publishers and as fans of role-playing games.” Eddy remarked that he has dozens of upcoming PDF-exclusive products on his schedule in addition to continuing to provide PDF versions of upcoming products, and that White Wolf is still actively looking into returning to the print-on-demand arena.

To celebrate White Wolf’s continuing devotion to PDF products and reward their growing, loyal fan base, the company is offering a free download of the Exalted Second Edition rulebook as well as a one-time 10% discount on the purchase of any White Wolf PDF titles through DriveThruRPG.com and RPGNow.com. Simply enter the coupon code wwlovesyou to receive the discount. Both offers expire by midnight (EST) on Sunday, April 12th.

Great time to check out Exalted, if you're in the mood for some fantasy rp with an exotic flavor, or to round out your pdf library - May I suggest the newest Changeling: The Lost product, Dancers In the Dusk? The discount takes it down to right at 20 bucks if you use the wwlovesyou code. 

Unfortunately, there is not (yet) a "jesslovesyou" code, but know that I do, anyway!

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I'm continually amazed at how flippin' awesome and wickedly smart the Valkyrie is.

She's doing some Social Studies homework and they're discussing the Civil Rights movement. She noticed that, while African-Americans are referred to as such in her text, they still refer to Caucasian people as "Whites" (note not only color reference, but capitalization).

She came to ask me about this, and we had a great discussion about underlying (rather than blatant) racism, the good/evil, clean/dirty analogies of calling people by color labels (especially white/black) and the like.

Afterwards, she wrote up a very nice and polite letter to her teacher and requested that they discuss this example of inherent and underlying racism in the class, because it was a very specific example of how even in a text that pre-supposes that the hey-day of racism has passed, remnants of those times still remain.

I hope that he (and the rest of the class) are up for the discussion.
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Finished both of the remaining redline projects I had to do, and it's a bit late (and I'm a bit sleepy) to start my next project before the morning. So, instead, I'll do a silly meme that I got from my sissy...

100 things I might have done....

I've done the things in BOLD print. I have not, but would like to do the things in Italic print (this is my addition - jkh).

1. Started your own blog - www.jesshartley.com as well as this LJ.

2. Slept under the stars - many times

3. Played in a band - Middle School clarinet. I wasn't very good.

4. Visited Hawaii
- twice, to the big island. Would love to go again

5. Watched a meteor shower - Several times.

6. Given more than you could to a charity - I've given a lot, but never more than I could.

7. Been to Disneyland (once, but would like to go again)

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Made something up to replace a missing question in a meme

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea -
Watched them coming in off of the sea multiple times, but never while at sea

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
- Several arts and crafts

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - No, but have seen it in person from the ferry at Staten Island.

18. Grown your own vegetables

19. Seen the Mona Lisa

20. Traveled by Train

21. Had a pillow fight

22. Hitchhiked

23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill

24. Built a snow fort - Thank goodness for Massachusetts!

25. Held a lamb

26. Gone skinny dipping

27. Run a marathon

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice

29. Seen a total eclipse (solar)

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
- When at UBCon in Buffalo 2 years ago, and again for Anime North in Toronto last year.

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish community

36. Taught yourself a new language
- STudied French in High school, but that doesn't really count.

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - I don't need money to be truly satisfied, but yes... we're comfortable.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo's David

41. Sung Karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on the beach in the moonlight - Was married on the beach in the moonlight!

46. Been transported in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted - had a cute sketch done by a friend, though.

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - In Hawaii! I loved it!

52. Kissed in the rain

53. Played in the mud

54. Made up a second question to go with number 11's missing one

55. Been in a movie - I had a very small role as a demonic teacher in a small indie film shot in Portland, Oregon several years ago. I don't think anyone ever saw it.

56. Visited the Great Wall of China

57. Started a business - I'm going to assume my freelance writing counts.

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout cookies

62. Gone whale watching

63. Got flowers for no reason

64. Lied on a meme because you were afraid to admit the /complete/ truth publicly

65. Didn't do a meme specifically because one or more questions would have been awkward/uncomfortable to answer publicly

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp

67. Bounced a check

68. Flown in a helicopter

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

71. Eaten caviar - Didn't like it.

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job - Quit a few, and was laid off from one (permanently) so we'll take it as counting.

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London

77. Broken a bone

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

80. Published a book
- I think I'm up to 30 something joint projects and one solo

81. Visited the Vatican

82. Bought a brand new car

83. Walked in Jerusalem

84. Had your picture in the newspaper

85. Read the entire Bible

86. Visited the White House

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

88. Had chicken pox

89. Saved someone's life

90. Sat on a jury

91. Met someone famous

92. Joined a book club

93. Lost a loved one

94. Had a baby

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a lawsuit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

100. Read an entire book in a day


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