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heckthepolice wrote (edited )

Would you be comfortable doing it over voice, or would you prefer text?

I have some reservations about voice myself, as even without the privacy concerns I'm not sure how well my social anxiety will deal with talking to a bunch of internet anarchist I've never met; I'd like to hear other people's thoughts about it.

In that case, Apocalypse World would definitely not be fantasy. The only particularly fantastical thing (aside from still having usable gasoline 50 years after the apocalypse) is psionics.

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heckthepolice wrote

Hadn't considered Mastodon, I'll look into how well that might work. Does it have any sort of voice feature, or just text? If we're going to just use text, I think the best choice might be to just use IRC or Matrix.

The game I was gonna suggest we play is Apocalypse World, which I guess may or may not meet the criterion of "non-fantasy" depending on how you define fantasy.

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heckthepolice wrote

Glad to hear it comrade. I'm working on getting involved in the little things too.

Oh, and I'd recommend checking out if there's an anarchist bookstore/infoshop or other anarchist space in your city. That can be a good place to meet like-minded folks and learn about ways to get involved.

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heckthepolice wrote (edited )

To be honest, I don't actually do a whole lot. And yeah, that makes me a massive hypocrite. I really am trying to get more involved, but I don't really know how. It certainly doesn't help being in a town where I am literally the only anarchist.

Like, I have a general idea what direct action can look like. And I really think we can be using a diversity of tactics. So I guess the answer to what kind of fighting we should be doing is "whatever you can".

Squat abandoned buildings if you can. Do guerilla gardening if you can. Do Food not Bombs if you can. Throw molotovs at cops if you can. Make agitprop if you can. Make music if you can. Distribute zines if you can. Slash the tires on ICE vehicles if you can. Write to prisoners if you can. I don't think there's really any set formula for what resistance should look like. Even little things can be a good start.

Edit: Oh, and for some ideas and instructions for various types of direct action I'd recommend the CrimethInc book "Recipes for Disaster". It has a lot of useful information

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heckthepolice wrote (edited )

I kinda like the idea of organizing a raddle RPG group but that might make it hard to preserve anonymity/privacy

Like, we could do it all through some libre and secure voice chat software (not really sure what the options are there), but even then I'm not sure how okay people are with talking to other raddlers over voice chat. And while it's possible to run an RPG entirely over text, it's very difficult and not nearly as fun.

So I guess for now that goes in the "seems cool but probably not gonna happen" box.

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heckthepolice wrote

This guy has some really good GM advice. Plus he's an anarchist, so that's cool. I'd recommend checking out his other stuff (I just didn't wanna flood the forum with his videos so I only posted the most recent one). He also has a relationship advice spinoff show from this called "Hot for Teacher" which I highly recommend.

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heckthepolice wrote

That sucks. I'm sorry that you have to deal with transphobes (enbyphobes?). Unfortunately, sometimes the only thing we can do in situations like that is not engage with people like that (but I get that that can be really hard if they're your parents). I hope they come around soon.

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heckthepolice wrote

This has probably been the best week I've had in a while. I feel a lot less exhausted than I have. I think the new meds are helping (I know a lot of people here probably have reservations about medicating for mental health shit and so do I but at this point my most immediate concern is getting through the week and they seem to help with that).

My cat (the one I mentioned had cancer a while back) is getting worse. He's real thin now and it can be hard to get him to eat. He's still very friendly though he and he purrs a lot and likes to sit with me and go outside, so that's something. Hopefully we still have a decent amount of quality time left.

Getting real fucking sick of the rich-ass crackers in this town. The amount of white fragility and lack of self-awareness around here is ridiculous. Hopefully I can get out soon.

I don't know how many folks on here play tabletop RPGs, but I'm starting a new Stars Without Number campaign with my group (it's my first time GMing). We're gonna be playing as space pirates fighting giant cyberpunk megacorps, so that should be fun. Looking forward to using that to spread anarchist propaganda among the liberal group members (the only other anarchist is my brother; there's also a trans girl who seems pretty woke but I don't think she's actually an anarchist). Would people have any interest in a tabletop RPGs forum? I don't know how much interest there would be around here.

Oh and sorry for not being active lately. I've been kinda busy and when I do have free time I don't tend to have the energy for political discussions and shit.

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heckthepolice wrote

Checked out an anarchist bookstore near me that Ive been meaning to go to for a while. It was pretty cool. I didn't end up buying anything because there were a bunch of books I wanted and I didn't have much money on me, but I might go back sometime soon