David Morgan-Mar is a good dude who deserves to have his Irregular Webcomic, um, webcomic Kickstarter funded, but he’s having trouble connecting. Also, he’s apparently now stuck with a personal crisis at the absolute worst possible time. If you were waiting for the right time to kick in, now would be it.
David Morgan-Mar is a web-cartoonist (Irregular Webcomic, Darths and Droids) who is doing a Kickstarter to fund his first book of Irregular Webcomic; he is a Good Fellow who I remember from the Before Times. Please note that because he is Australian, the Kickstarter is priced in Australian dollars. It’s considerably less in American money.
Kind of depressing.
I am way too busy these days for long political rants.
But I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and, yes, angry I’ve become as I watch the ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their Teabagger[*] allies control key seats of power.
…OK, it’d be kind of depressing if I had ever got around to reading Game of Thrones, which will probably now wait a while longer. But, hey, I’m sure that he doesn’t want my dirty conservative money anyway, am I right? Or that of Newsbusters (H/T). Heck, if George R. R. Martin was asked, he’d probably retort that the Right doesn’t read books anyway.
:shrug: Look. I don’t care if you’re liberal, but if you don’t want conservatives reacting to the filth you say, don’t say any. Keep the thought-worms in your head, and don’t let them out to play. Continue reading #rsrh Wow. I hadn’t realized that George R. R. Martin was a gay-baiter.
For those who don’t read it, the conceit behind Darths & Droids is that it describes a fake roleplaying campaign, using still photos from Phantom Menace (for example, the Jar-Jar Binks character is being run by a seven-year-old girl*, which really explains it all) – anyway, the infuriating part is not that the campaign notes found here (just before they were gleefully shredded by the players) are not better than Lucas’ vision.
No, the infuriating part is that David Morgan-Mar effectively proved that a make-it-up as you go along, ad hoc last-minute changes scattered throughout the narrative, the players didn’t read the background material given them by the GM and can’t even remember any proper nouns, everybody’s pushing the rules as far as they’ll go, pretty much typical roleplaying game campaign would also be better than Lucas’ vision.
Frustrating. But funny!
*Who, by the way, has damn good roleplaying reflexes. If she actually existed, I’d let her play in my campaign.