And as opposed to most of the time when I say “tools” I mean actual methods for coping with landmines and the unexpected, as opposed to calling someone a name. What I want to do is outline several methods for attempting to head-off or deal with triggers. The first is to have a talk with… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #400 – Emotional Safety in Games: Part 2a Tools – the Pre-Game Talk
Ok, so in another couple of posts designed to make Space Mom proud of me, I want to talk about two things: Triggers and what they aren’t and Tools for dealing with Triggers in game. Triggers are something, a sight, scent, sound, a texture, a color, a taste, a graphic description of something, that “trigger”… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #399 – Emotional Safety in Gaming: Part I Triggers
My standard reply to the above question is, “YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!!!!” So, for years, all I heard growing up was that as you got older you had to give up your toys, and pretty much everything that gave you joy, and suck it up and work at a job that hopefully didn’t make… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #398 – Aren’t you a Little Old for That?
So, I did sit down and watch this on Sunday night while the Geek Husband What Rules ran his gaming group. It is both not as as bad I had feared, and just as bad if not worse. Made in 1982, it opens with a gross, sexually harassy window washer bugging a (sooooo early 80s)… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #397 – Review: Q: the Winged Serpent
The other day on twitter, I think, one of my friends mentioned that he had just gotten a copy of Q: the Flying Serpent. I mentioned offhand that movie was one I had always wanted to see, but for some reason my folks refused to let me rent it. Once he ripped it, he dropped… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #396 – Something I’ve Wanted to Watch for Years
Usually I try to follow a happy post/grumpy post pattern, one per week. But this week I am seriously grumped, so you get two grumpy posts. This topic sprung to mind when I was mulling over Monday’s Nazi post, but it is an unrelated behavior, linked solely by the fact that the offenders tend to… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #395 – If You Wouldn’t Let Someone Do it to You…
Ok, so over the weekend, in Charlottesville, VA a Neo-Nazi drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protestors to an “alt-right” (Nazi) demonstration. This is after a group of Neo-Nazis beat up a group of counter protestors at the University of VA the night before, and beat up more counter-protestors during the day. Now, most… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #394 – Why we Hate your Insistence on Playing Nazis.