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Spelling, Grammar, & Accent Style

Posted in Critical Commentary of Civilization, Languages, Multimedia Communication, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 16, 2019 by Drogo

If i want to hear what someone has to say, i will not only look past their accents, stuttering, spelling, grammar, punctuation, case, tone, and style; i will actually accept it as part of them like a birth mark or tattoo on skin. This is probably why i think most superficial opinionated critics are over-rated. I might be annoyed with someone’s personality even, but i try to find something of value deeper than what i think seems superficial (even in critics); searching in this way can last many years.

if one thinks they can make something better than someone else, they should try to do that rather than just say they are better. If they think they have already made something better, and are punching below their weight, that is less about grievance and more about wanting to abuse others. Preferences are like tastes, each to their own.

This is coming from a student that got top marks always in literature classes, above most of my peers all through school. I certainly wrote more stories and got into crafting stories way more than anyone else i went to school with in all my schools. Some people could spell better than me, but I always got A’s. When people want to correct someone, they want to inject their own ego into the other person’s work, regardless of how objective they claim to be, or how much they want to help. My grandfather would send my mother’s personal letters back to her in the mail with mistakes circled. He may have thought he was being helpful, but it expressed lack of concern for the emotional content of an adult married daughter in her 30s communicating with an emotionally and physically distant intellectual father. Trying to correct someone else is not always correct, even though it is instinctual and habitual especially with parents.

In WV most kids in my classes could not spell as well as me, and i know that nationally im not the best ‘speller’. I still cast my spells though. so i learned early on to judge people based on spelling was a quick way to devalue their lives, because to say that what they express was wrong based on letters is like saying that accents are wrong or ‘dumb’, and if accents are wrong then their sub-culture and all the lives in it are too. The game of correction was about conformity to the standards of authority, and much less about communication, because if i cared to get to know someone, i could understand the worst speller just fine; they can spell things their ways, and i might even change my way to fit their way. I stayed unconventional from grade school on.

Finding flaws to shut powerless people down is what fascists do best, and can only culminate with that level of bigotry in society; as we give free passes to monopolies for the rich. The powerful elite should be held to a higher standard than thousands of fools who affect less lives, not the other way around (which is the way it is). Diversity in speech (speach) is beautiful as it reflects the individual.

Yes language standards allow us to agree on symbols and meaning, but dedication to rules above independent expression can be culturally costly.

I not only make mistakes, but i intentionally do not use proper cases, spellings, or grammar (grammer) when ever I want, in order to convey what i want the way i want. Fuck Grammmmerly. Write how you want. If you want someone to tell you how to conform, find a tutor that will passionately do it for whatever you offer. People will chomp at the bit to tell others how to do things.

This essay is dumb, because it breaks rules.

Easy to be superficially critical.

 

 

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SCOD Constitutions

Posted in Legal / Laws, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2018 by Drogo

There have been several SCOD Constitutions written, here are two primary versions: the Conventional Law version, and the Fallout 2020 Fictional version. The main difference being the Conventional one has a president and legal framework, and the Fictional one is governed chiefly by Council collective vote with flexible format.

SCOD Conventional Law Constitution

SCOD Non-Profit Organization BY-LAWS

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ARTICLE I

SCOD Membership and Dues [2015]

Section 1. Any person interested in the purposes of the organization who applies for membership in an appropriate classification of membership and who tenders the necessary dues shall thereby become a member.

Section 2. Annual dues for general members shall be $10.

Section 3. Annual dues for council members shall be $10.

Section 4. Annual dues paid in advance; members more than six months late after payment is due shall be dropped from active membership status.

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ARTICLE II

Schedule and Quorum for Meetings

Section 1. Regular meetings shall be held on the first Saturday of each month.

Section 2. Meetings are led and may be rescheduled by the President.

Section 3. The council (board of trustees) shall meet every month.

Section 4. Three (3) present council members constitute a quorum.

Section 5. Any member that attends meetings can be in the council.

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ARTICLE III

Duties of the Officers and Trustees

Section 1. The president shall have executive supervision over the activities of the society within the scope provided by these bylaws; and presides over meetings. The president shall report annually on the activities of the society, and shall appoint members to committees, staff, ambassadors, and delegates.

Section 2. The vice-president shall assume the duties of the president in the event of absence, incapacity, resignation, or removal of the president.

Section 3. The secretary shall keep minutes, records, and documents of meetings and correspondences; maintain member list, and present annual reports.

Section 4. The treasurer shall be responsible for keeping society funds; maintaining adequate financial records; investments and deposit banking in the name of the society. The treasurer will collect dues, keep annual reports, and handle legal and tax laws and requirements.

Section 5. The council shall have the power to conduct all affairs of the society. It shall select candidates for office, pursuant to the constitution. The council shall decide questions of policy for expedient functionality, and follow the by-laws and regional laws to the best of their ability.

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ARTICLE IV

SCOD Committees

Section 1. The society shall have the following standing committees:

(a) Library Committee. Responsible for collecting; cataloging; publishing; and caring for manuscripts, books, and other SCOD source material.

(b) Tavern Committee. Responsible for ‘Public Hall’ museum, store, library, maintenance, rooms, kitchen, workers, and public communication.

(c) Village Committee. Responsible for finding members, membership drives, processing new candidates, and providing housing options for them.

(d) Project Committee. Responsible for creating and managing programs and projects; and forming sub-groups for supporting productivity.

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ARTICLE V

Parliamentary Authority

Section 1. The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order shall form the basis for meetings, except in such cases as are governed by constitution or the by-laws.

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ARTICLE VI

Amendment to the By-laws

Section 1. These by-laws may be amended at any regular or special meeting by a two-thirds vote of those voting, provided notice was given at the previous meeting. Or they may be amended at a special meeting called for that purpose, with previous notice and a two-thirds vote. All proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing.

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ARTICLE VII

SCOD Name and Nonprofit Policy

Section 1. Name. This organization is the ‘Sustainable Cooperative for Organic Development’, referred to as “S.C.O.D.”.

Section 2. Nonprofit Policy. SCOD shall not be operated for profit, and its entire assets shall be devoted to the purposes for which it is organized (see constitution mission statements), by-laws, and amendments.

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ARTICLE VIII

SCOD Purposes

Section 1. Purposes. The purposes of SCOD as set forth in its constitution are exclusively educational in nature, to wit:

SCOD is an environmental and historical group dedicated to helping humans live more harmoniously with nature.”

a. To design alternative architecture, build organic communities, and support ecological produce (food, art, music, etc.)

b. To think, imagine, design, & create organically together in sustainable ways for environmental and historical education.

c. To love and protect Nature using art, architecture, and technology as stewards.

d. To explore and defend bio-diversity, alternative innovation, history, and environmental efforts.

e. To encourage others in positive, encouraging, cooperative ways.

f. To seek sustainable cooperation for organic dwelling.

g. To seek allies and maintain network communications.

h. To study history, arts, and sciences; and share and trade with many communities.

i. To sustain itself through public forums, communications, meetings, archives, and projects.

j. To handle and settle disputes internally, without involving external parties, for self-sufficiency.

k. To support Nature, cooperatives, environmentalism, history, arts, religious freedom, and peace.

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ARTICLE IX

SCOD Council (Board of Trustees)

Section 1. Election and Powers. The Council shall have custody, control and direction of SCOD, its collections, properties, and other assets. Council Members (Trustees) shall be selected at the first Annual Meeting. Each Trustee shall serve until their successor is chosen and qualified; unless vacated by resignation, death, removal, or otherwise.

Section 2. Number. The number of Trustees constituting the Council shall be not less than three (3) nor more than twenty-five (25), and shall be fixed by resolution of the Council. Majority votes determine members of the Board, may resolve to increase or decrease the number to the extent permitted, provided that no decrease shall shorten the term of any incumbent Trustee.

Section 3. Classes. Each ‘Trustee Term’ is three (3) years, but council members can serve infinite consecutive terms, unless voted out by the Council.

Section 4. Vacancies. In case of any vacancy in the Council, a majority of the remaining Trustees may elect a successor to fill the unexpired term, and to serve until his or her successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.

Section 5. Absences. If any Trustee shall fail to attend three (3) consecutive Council meetings without excuse accepted as satisfactory by the Board, such Trustee shall be deemed to have resigned and the vacancy shall be filled.

Section 6. Removal. At any meeting of the Board of Trustees duly called, any Trustee may, by vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the entire Board, be removed from office and another may be elected by the Board to fill the unexpired term of the Trustee so removed.

Section 7. Meetings. The Annual Meeting for Council Membership decisions, shall be held in the first month of each year on such date and at such time and place as may be fixed by the Board of Trustees and named in the notice. Regular Meetings shall be held on the first Saturday of each month.

Section 8. Agenda for Regular Meetings. The agenda or order of business for each Regular meeting shall include the following:

(a) Call to order
(b) Roll Call
(c) Approval of Minutes
(d) Financial report
(e) Reports of Regular Committees
(f) Reports of any other Committees
(g) Report of the Director
(h) Old business
(i) New business
(j) Adjournment

Section 9. Notice of Meetings. Notice of the time and place of every meeting shall be sent not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days before the meeting, but is not mandatory if it is a regularly scheduled meeting.

Section 10. Waiver of Notice. Notice of a meeting need not be given to any Trustee who submits a signed written waiver thereof, whether before or after the meeting, nor to any Trustee who attends the meeting without protesting, prior thereto or at its commencement, the lack of notice.

Section 11. Quorum. Three (3) present council members constitute a quorum.

Section 12. Action Without a Meeting. Any action required or permitted to be taken by Council or any committee thereof, may be taken without a meeting if all Council members or the committee consent in writing to the adoption of a resolution authorizing the action. Such resolution and the written consents thereto by the members shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings.

Section 13. If SCOD dissolves, assets will be distributed for an exempt purpose as described in section 501(c)3 for a public purpose; such as donations to a local homeless shelter or soup-kitchen.

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SCOD Fallout 2020 Fictional Constitution

We the members of SCOD, In order to form a union, seek justice, provide protection, and promote welfare with the blessings of liberty; do ordain and establish this Constitution for our Sustainable Community for Organic Dwelling (SCOD).

We have a round table council of members who act as stewards whose main ranks are based on seniority, skill, duty, and popularity; but are mostly equal socially with basic rights with no king, president, or mayor. When requested we can appoint figure-head representatives and commissions relative to the negotiation or investigation needed. For absentee or abstained votes that result in a stalemate, the Council may select temporary members to cast a tie-breaking votes. Children can partake and have their own ‘kid councils’. Procedures may be conducted by any member who wishes to run a meeting, accepted by a majority, and any can propose voting at any time (needs a ‘second’), unless a temporary vote sustains more formal procedure.

The powers of SCOD council are to allocate functions, share information, to hold court meetings, to judicate group decisions, to write and enforce rules and rights, and to protect property, archives, and treasuries. Meetings should only be a frequent as is reasonable for the group.

to allocate functions – functional positions can be randomly addressed, rotate annually, or be held by vote for conducting: information; meetings; justice (defense); and preservation (architecture, archives, treasury).

to share information – Public bulletin boards, relay of messages, reminding of duties, and monitoring, notices, and reporting of general well-fare and council projects should be kept by a secretary. Also to keep libraries and appoint mentors (teachers) and journalists (reporters) for making general knowledge available in public lectures or archives.

to hold court meetings – SCOD council may act as a jury court for public or personal disputes, as best suits each case; or may appoint commission courts or temporary independent courts. When decisions affect people, those people should be present if possible to have a fair and open hearing.

judicate group decisions – Regular voting is to be conducted as democratically as possible, meaning direct and equal votes by all members within reason. A most neutral or wise judge may be appointed temporarily to run a case proceeding, but in most cases the council can act as a jury of judges for verdict and sentencing. Philosophy of fairness should be studied for justice.

to write and enforce rules and rights – Besides voting, SCOD council should record their decisions, and then be prepared for law enforcement and defense of member rights for the sake of justice and preservation. Basic human rights are: the right to life (air, food, drink), liberty (freedoms), and property (breathable air, shelter space, possessions); the right to have weapons and use martial arts for defense, including safe practice space; freedoms of action (work and travel) and expression (speech, art, writing, garb, dance). How to non-lethally arrest an infringing perpetrator who has infringed on the rights of others, presents a catch-22 hypocrisy that should be defined to maintain prisoner survival rights (life) if possible; while removing their liberty, property, and martial defense.

to protect property, archives, and treasuries – Preservation of landscape, architecture, archives, and treasury can be handled best by officers for each of these subjects, over-lapping with issues of justice and information. Financing should be kept conservative, in favor of savings interest income on loans and debt collection with collateral as a communal bank trust.

The potential of the constitution is only as good as the people that use it.

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Free Online Legal Aid

Posted in Legal / Laws, Services, Sales or Trade, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2018 by Drogo

Civilization is based on laws, and anyone that lives in cities made by laws needs to have access to lawyers to have any power over local authorities to hold them accountable as public servants in a country considered to be democratic.

Rocket Lawyer

State Legal Aid Finder

Maryland Legal Assistance

Law Help Organization

National Legal Aid – NLADA

People’s Law Library of Maryland

 

[more to be added….]

SCOD Summary of EARTHFORCE!

Posted in Book Reports, Environmentalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2013 by Drogo

Earthforce!

An Earth Warrior’s Guide to Strategy

From the First Edition by Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd (Whale Wars)

Summary by SCOD – Interpretation and Summary based on the book, as an independent review and to support environmentalism.

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Foreword by Dave Foreman

Acknowledgments, contributors

Introduction, Foundation: Path & Art Strategies

Spiritual foundation for Eco-Warriors

Life Continuum

Media Laws

Ecology Laws

Eco-Guerrilla Activist Laws (13 Chapters): Preparations, Confrontation, Fighting without Fighting, Tactics, Earthforce, Stealth & Unpredictability, Maneuvering, Center Maintenance, Field Confrontation, Terrain & Situation, 9 Situations, Fire Attack, Intelligence Agents

36 Strategies

After words, bibliography

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SUMMARY

Foreword by Dave Foreman (author of Eco Defense, Field Guide to Monkey-Wrenching, & Confessions of an Eco-Warrior) – Dave explains why Captain Paul Watson is his #1 eco-warrior hero.

Acknowledgments, contributors – Mother Earth, grey wolves, and many people.

No one will believe you. That is exactly as it is meant to be.” Salavi laughed. “But tell them anyway. Tell them once. Then tell them they have been told and leave.” – Vision of Salavi, Chichimeca story from ancient Mexico

Sun Tzu – Chinese Art of War

Miyamoto Musashi – Japanese Art of War, Five Rings

Marshall McLuhan – Canadian communications philosopher, 1911-1980, Media Theory

Author Paul Watson – born in 1950 in the Ontario Huron Lands, lived at sea as a youth, 1973 Lakota medic at Wounded Knee, 1970-1977 Greenpeace founding member, founded Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Introduction – “The Environmental Movement is growing stronger.” Ask questions to get answers. “When do we fight?” This book is about environmental strategy, and strategy is a ‘martial discipline’. The objective of militant strategy in conflict is PEACE. The individual eco-warrior should strive to maintain various disciplines in harmony with Nature; sometimes by using modern technology and social media.

5 Path Foundation Strategy – Nature Elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Quest (all have their own essential life meaning)

1 Earth – shallow or deep, no answers are truly fixed, firm, or final

2 Water – flows, quenches, adapts, change is a constant

3 Fire – fighting, combat, confrontation, train to attack

4 Wind – air we breathe, follow directions our life takes us, learn from the past, live in the present, live for the future

5 Quest – Vision World, this meaning of life is the experience of the journey (more than start or finish), live in ‘the now’ present by cultivating a spiritual nature that respects and combines the other four elements, because this is ‘with Nature’.

Mother Earth is the foundation: truth is relative, there are many realities, hold to your own way, evolve, and respect others

Bend like the Willow, Flow like Water, Focus but also stop to look around; be aware

Learn to appreciate some type of discipline. Realize the realities, patterns, and cycles of Nature: birth, life, death

6 Eco-Warrior Strategic Arts: Healing, Communication, Art, Infiltration, Activism, Spirituality

1 Healing – healers restore biological organisms or eco-systems

2 Communication – students and teachers ask and answer questions socially

3 Art – artists use imagination and creativity to bridge social gaps and create environmental architecture that involves all of the senses

4 Infiltration – infiltrators work within the corrupt system to affect changes best fitting for civilization and Nature

5 Activism – catalysts provoke and confront opponents of Nature, boldly, publically

6 Spirituality – shamans connect spirit and matter, intuition, empathy, magic, ritual, spells, prayers

4 Eco-Warrior Selfless Oaths

1 Respect ‘The Way’ of Eco-Warrior Elemental Arts

2 Serve Mother Earth

3 Respect the Children of the Earth

4 Evolve beyond personal ambition, for the greater good of Nature

Success or failure is less important than ‘seeing things through’ and following ‘The Way of the Eco-Warrior’.

Spiritual Foundation for Eco-Warriors – “An Eco-Warrior’s life is an eternal quest for wisdom, harmony, and understanding.” However cynicism results from not accepting that complete peace, knowledge, or success is not possible in reality during life. Eco-Warriors are scholars (using past knowledge), activists (using present actions), and dreamers (using future wisdom). Direct your passions, and manage your needs, addictions, thoughts, and actions. Take responsibility for your own life, and how you affect other beings, and realize your place in the World as much as possible.

Life Continuum – “Time flows like blood, through the veins of reality.” Life is energy, and energy cannot be created or destroyed, only harnessed, transferred, or dissipated. All Life, the Earth, and the Universe are inter-connected; objects and beings change into each-other over time, and are in many ways part of one-another. Anthropo-centric conventional life-styles lead to ecological disorders, value quantity over quality, and are a temporary fad that will self-destruct. Bio-centric people are interested in past ancestors, all present life, and the future of all those concerns.

Eco-Warrior Legal Code

Media Laws – media is corrupt, visuals are key, speak only to the point, be amiable, ask questions, seek answers

Ecology Laws – Interdependence, Biological Diversity, Finite Resources, Stewardship, Sacredness of Life

Eco-Guerrilla Activist Laws (1-10): Never get caught. Be silent. Leave no trace. Know a friend for 7 years, before you trust them as a partner. Train.

Preparations, Confrontation, Fighting without Fighting, Tactics, Earthforce, Stealth & Unpredictability, Maneuvering, Center Maintenance, Field Confrontation, Terrain & Situation, 9 Situations, Fire Attack, Intelligence Agents

Weapons of the Eco-Warrior – pen, sword, camera, charisma, and courage (the will to challenge)

Good Leader Types – Humanist, Honorable, Courteous, Clever, Responsible

Good Follower Types – Generous, Loyal, Respectful, Swift, Trustworthy

Lakota saying “Hoka hey” (it is a good day to die)

Live most days, as though they were your last; this will help prepare for victory and death. Do not burden your soul with unfinished business. Be loving and at peace as often as possible. The opinion of loved ones should matter the most, make sure you love those who deserve it. Fight despite fear. Minimize attacks, to save strength; use reconnaissance strategy, hit-and-run, spiking, monkey-wrenching; raids should have a strong leader. It is better to fight for what you want using politics, espionage, and other passive tactics, to win a victory before ever needing violence. Know when to fight, and when not to fight. Know yourself, and your enemy. Respect karma and resolve problems.

Ronald Reagan Interrogation Response Strategy: “I cannot remember anything about what you are asking. I have no recollection, I cannot recall. I was not aware of any wrong-doing.” If caught, use intentional and selective Amnesia.

36 Eco-Warrior Strategies: Invisibility, Big Brother, Friends, Rest & Weary, Use Weaknesses, Spread False Rumors, Create Ghost Illusions, Wizard of Oz (False Target), Survey & Salvage, Cloak & Dagger, Sacrifice, Resourcing, Pierce the Veil, Innovation & Imagination, General Wolfe, Patience, Trade Glass for Diamonds, Target the Leader, Water on Powder, Harness Chaos, Shed Shell, Keep Locks, Watch Others, Enemy of My Enemy, Convert Enemy Ranks, Remember the Enemy, Appear Ignorant, Appear Weak, Manipulate by Lure, Create Legends, Guest to Host, Beauty Beast, Harness Double Agents, Create Double Agents, Orbit Circles, Retreat is not Defeat.

After words, bibliography, index – Author Captain Paul Watson invites correspondence with his mailing address (1993).

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This summary is meant to bring attention to Captain Watson’s book, and to summarize it for those unable to read it. This summary does not claim to be an exact interpretation, and we recommend reading the complete book. The 2nd edition book can be ordered online from their Website.

Also check out EarthFirst!

SCOD Membership Level Duties

Posted in SCOD Council with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2013 by Drogo

Associate: discuss, share, and work on ideas, designs, and projects.

Regular: frequently discuss, share, and work on ideas, designs, and projects.

Council: (regular duties with additional)

Frequently discuss, share, and work on ideas, designs, and projects.

Attend the monthly meetings, and vote.

Term is perpetual (meeting attendance based)

President: (regular duties with additional)

Frequently discuss, share, and work on ideas, designs, and projects.

Conduct the monthly meetings, and vote. If the vote is a tie, arbitrate.

Communicate and advertise: post notices, send messages, write reports, and advocate about projects, events, and meetings before and after.

Term is Seasonal (voted by Council)

Presidents can be self-proposed recommendations or proposed recommendations by others. All presidential candidates should be notified (if not self-proposed), and certain they want to try to be president, before the vote. The winning candidate becomes president upon completion of the vote, or arbitration if needed. If no other candidates are nominated, the current President automatically stays on until the next Seasonal Election time (etc).

this proposal was passed, unanimous vote January 2013

5 Rule Theory on Gaming

Posted in Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 4, 2011 by Drogo

Drogo’s Gaming Theory

Five Rules for Roleplaying, Rollplaying, and related playing of strategy and character based games…


Playing games for fun is not a phase for me. I don’t only play the latest and coolest, most trendy games. Nor have I even been in a regular group of gamers in years. However I do consider myself a Master of several games, at least in one or two capacities. One of those games I played for years with other people was Dungeons & Dragons. After 10 years of playing I was a Master Dungeon Master, proficient at a few styles of control. It was during my apprenticeship to older Dungeon Masters that I acquired my philosophy of game play.

My favorite Dungeon Masters had similar traits, although they did not know each other. Their ways of controlling was compatible with their ways of playing. Their dominant traits tended to avoid or deny gain by intentional selfishness, rudeness, greed, or cruelty. If spite bias was ever used, it was for conflict resolution. Here I will attempt to list the guidelines of my theory for running games:

1. Prepare ahead of time, so that game play will run smoothly. Preparation can minimize lost time searching through notes or the rule book. Have a few conclusions in mind, and what the psychological results might be.

2. Roll alot of dice to maintain a continuous element of Neutrality, while guiding the story.

3. Guide the story with subtle bias in favor of the characters because you care about the individual people playing.

4. Foster morality and ethics by rewarding ‘goodness’ and punishing ‘badness’. This concept is relative to Character Alignment. Good characters will be guided or controlled by Good Deities, and Bad characters will be guided or controlled by Evil Deities. The result of this is that if the player acts ‘out-of-alignment’ and refuses to correct their behavior, the DM can step in and guide or control their character by using a ‘higher power’ (like a Deity) in the game.

For example if a player wants to play a ‘good’ character, but acts ‘bad’ then an Evil Deity can take control of their character. Whether the player gets control back, depends on whether or not the player modifies the alignment to fit their behavior, or changes their actions to fit the alignment better. If a player wants to play an evil character, and they are being awful to other players or the DM, the DM may retain control of their character through the Evil Deity indefinitely. This is one way to attempt to have good game play, rather than ban players or quit the game.

5. Help everyone to have fun!!!

* not included: tips on game writing or character creating

 

 

 

Harpers Ferry Art School

Posted in Arts (Design & Performance), Cooperatives / Communities / Networks / Travels, Education / Schools with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2010 by Drogo

Currently this school exists in an alter-dimensional realm called theory, yet Harpers Ferry Art is very real. Created in 2010.

Principles of the Harpers Ferry Art School

1. Everyone is an Artist

2. Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

3. Art is the Result of the Confluence between one’s Self and Others

“A mouse drops a stick, and a bird sees it. That is art. Art exists as an archetype  even if no meaning is applied to an event or object, or the creation of it. Even if the idea is only human, it exists outside individual perception of the physical world. Ideas do not exist in the same way that mortals do.” – Doctor Drogo F. Empedocles

10 Lessons of HFA

1. Abstract Basics

2. Impressionism: Focus on Pointillism- One Dimensional

3. Line Drawing – Two Dimensional

4. Light & Dark – Shading, Blending & Contrast – 3D

5. Sculpture – Three Dimensional

6. Colors & Tones – Light & Pigment

7. Finishing Touches – Cropping, Glazing, Matting, & Framing

8. Art Styles – self-made plans for production

9. Art Business – financial applications

10. Thesis Project – Graduate Level

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Dean: Master Walton D. Stowell II

Faculty Staff: Artists, Architects, and Musicians

Students: Children and Adults with appropriate level of funding