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Defining "Success"

Posted February 4, 2015 at 09:38 PM by Lyr Tlansson
Updated February 4, 2015 at 09:44 PM by Lyr Tlansson

I should really be posting. Or grading. ((Guilty as charged, as always.)) That said, something has been cropping up lately which sort of drives me up the wall and to which I feel the need to respond in a more concerted/public way.

A lot of people seem to approach this game with a lot of fear. Fear that they're going to 'lose', fear that they're not going to 'succeed', fear that their character is going to die... fear of actual risk-taking, to put it bluntly. And this is just...
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Dear IT people....

Posted May 13, 2014 at 06:19 PM by Lyr Tlansson

Dear IT people at (The *coughHACKcough* University):

1) Troubleshooting on the phone is just as ineffective as it sounds like it's going to be

2) telling someone that "the solution to your problem is that the people who know anything in the office are away and therefore I can't help you" is not a solution (literal quote, no joke)

3) telling someone to go buy their own ethernet cable and then "it might work then!" is also not a solution...
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Characters

Posted February 15, 2014 at 09:37 PM by Lyr Tlansson

I've been thinking lately about what makes a player character successful - not successful in game, really; I guess the word I'm looking here is satisfying, as in satisfying to play. I'm naturally a pretty impatient person, and I've had a whole slew of characters and alts, most of whom I can't even remember at this point. I find it really interesting that while I created most of them with a particular idea or goal in mind (xenophobic Nimalni who worships Maj! sexless gnome! lots of chars who supposedly...
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Meta-Genre???!!!!

Posted September 25, 2009 at 09:26 AM by Lyr Tlansson

So, as some of you may know I'm a grad student. I got this very neat fellowship this year to create my own class that will fulfill the freshman writing requirement; as part of this shindig (which I'm really excited about, btw), I need to take a class this semester about writing pedagogy. Ok. Fine. I've taught in writing classes before, I think I've gotten progressively better at it, but I know there's *plenty* of stuff I still need to figure out and a place to work out all the kinks of actually...
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Venting: no. 2

Posted August 6, 2008 at 01:16 PM by Lyr Tlansson

This is better in a blog, where it has less claim to importance and less chance of dragging down a good thread.

But, as usual, I had to get it off my chest... and I want people to know that this is my opinion on the matter.

(Random thought: I seem to be getting more opinionated the older I get. Reminds me of my mum. Shall I run away screaming now?!)

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The CoF is a dead horse. Besides Aerienne and Lannwyn, there aren't ANY PCS who...
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