I've been in some discords and subreddits and communities where folks are so blind by who they assume are interested in the same things they are that they're openly hostile to others without even knowing who's listening. (Being purposefully vague here, but y'all get it.)
And then there are the others who are like "nah kids, everyone's welcome here, especially and including you" and that takes hard work, empathy, and understanding. So for all of you who do that work every day, or take that stand when you need to? Thank you, it's not unnoticed.
I hate to be all sincere on the TL, but here's something I've been thinking about a lot:
To all the creators, streamers, and other folks who work hard to make sure their spaces are inclusive and open and supportive? Thank you. I really can't thank you guys enough.
At first glance, the internet encyclopedia and role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons may not have much in common. But if you recast Wikipedia’s 40.6 million editors as players and its numerous trolls as, well, trolls...you get the idea.
Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of a little site called @WIkipedia - so check out @harrisonstephen's piece for us at @WIRED Games about how the massive, community-run encyclopedia is essentially a massive role playing game, complete with character classes and rules:
When the internet was young, text-only games helped create shared alternate realities. Decades and many graphics cards later, these games still stand on their own.
Very excited to be making my debut at @WIRED today with my video game column “Casual Gamer.” In my first installment, I write about why BUGSNAX helped me get through the end of 2020:
I'm so happy to share that @skrishna has a brand new column with us at @WIRED Games called Casual Gamer, and her first entry is a wonderful intro to what this series will be all about.
Go read it, whether you're into BUGSNAX or not:
My introvert-behavior was consistently brought up as an issue and used in every performance review as an equivalent to “not showing team effort” What’s more frustrating is how common this is among Black people in predominantly white spaces, despite them being a high performer.
Just gonna say that this is true as hell, and the whole thread is true as hell, and y'all can come ask me why I know
Hi hello! Some ~ personal news ~ and a whole different kind of Friday news dump - I'm writing a book!
It's all about how to succeed when you're a marginalized person in your space, especially when the usual productivity advice doesn't work for you.
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