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  Any time I am running a game or writing a story, I want to create a diverse cast of characters. With so many different types of oppression and identities to be aware of, this is something that takes a bit of thought and intention. Trying to think about every type of oppression at once […]

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I’ve written about tools that make the process of transcribing podcast episodes easier (Otter.ai and YouTube), but it is also important to know what to transcribe and how the finished transcript should look. That’s what this style guide is for. Because style guides can be a bit abstract, all of the information in this style […]

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  I’m going to start by saying that it isn’t inherently wrong to create game mechanics that treat disability as a limitation. However many of the mechanics that exist create dynamics that reinforce negative ideas about disability. The most common problems are mechanics that fail to represent important experiences of disability, don’t represent disability accurately, […]

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  What it Is Traits associated with specific disabilities are regularly used to make monstrous and evil creatures seem more creepy, frightening, or disgusting. For example, disability associated traits like hunchbacks, non-normative limb shapes, and joints that bend in unusual ways are often used to make demons appear misshapen and deformed. Giving monsters traits associated […]

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Otter.ai is an online app that is designed for transcribing and sharing meeting notes. It is a great option for free automatic podcast transcription. In particular, the ability to easily share transcripts with others and work on them together is super helpful. (Be aware that a google account may be necessary to use this sharing […]

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I record some of my podcasts using Google Hangouts because it is the best free option for online recording that I’ve found. The benefits of this recording method are that it is free, reliable, easy for guests to use, and works okay with slow computers. The downsides are that it limits audio quality, there are […]

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  I created this reference because it is hard to get step-by-step instructions for getting audio transcripts off YouTube. Articles like “Dirty, Fast, and Free Audio Transcription with YouTube” by Andy Baio give some great examples of timing and how long the automatic transcription process takes, but don’t cover the step-by-step way to get those transcripts. […]

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  Why Content Warnings Are Important The purpose of a content warning is to warn audience members about types content in the episode that are unusual for the show which they may find harmful or disturbing. Delving suddenly into things like body horror, gore, disturbing violence, bereavement, intense depictions of oppression, abuse, sexual assault, sexualized […]

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New Article: Why I Podcast

My article, “Why I Podcast,” is on the International Podcast Month 2018 blog! “It is time for stories that are about more than just disability, stories full of fun, creativity, humor, and adventure, stories about complex people who grow and change.”  

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  What It Is There are a number of cosmic horror tabletop role-playing games based on the Cthulhu Mythos that was originated by H. P. Lovecraft in the twenties and thirties (list of fiction in chronological order). This mythos has been picked up and continued by others. Deeply rooted in this mythos is the idea […]

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