Sports Editor at The Nation, Dave Zirin
Dave Zirin should be required reading for anyone who loves sports, and even those who aren’t into sports. I get mad at him sometimes when he rags on Oklahoma City (because of how the former Seattle Supersonics came here and became the Thunder), but by and large Zirin is on point and definitely one of my favourite voices out there.
One of the weirder simulationist ideas I’ve encountered is that Solars don’t heavily invest in an ability because they think it’s cool, but rather that they eliminate stories that they find boring and force the ST to challenge them in another way.
I’ve always wondered what it would look like if to see a charmset where the individual charms were designed around that ideology but structured into vaguely intuitive charm trees. For example War wouldn’t have charms for leading your troops but would instead have charms for mitigating or handwaving complications such as logistics, recruitment and getting singled out by enemy combatants.It certainly seems strange enough to be a valid model for the Fair Folk.
"save 20% of your money" lol. 50% of my salary goes towards rent…
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;
And there the snake throws her enamell’d skin,
Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in:
And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes,
And make her full of hateful fantasies.
Take thou some of it, and seek through this grove:
A sweet Athenian lady is in love
With a disdainful youth: anoint his eyes;
But do it when the next thing he espies
May be the lady: thou shalt know the man
By the Athenian garments he hath on.
Effect it with some care, that he may prove
More fond on her than she upon her love:
And look thou meet me ere the first cock crow.A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 2, Scene 1