Once you hear it, it makes total sense: a blend of hip-hop, reggae and dub-step with elements of the traditional dance music of Native American powwows.
It’s “powwow step,” a powerful, catchy sound that has carried the aboriginal DJ crew A Tribe Called Red from Ottawa, Canada to sold-out venues worldwide.
“All we really did was match up dance music with dance music,” Ian Campeau, a member of the group, said modestly.
But there’s much more to the rise of A Tribe Called Red, which hasn’t shied away from political issues as Canada wrestles with its brutal treatment of indigenous peoples through history. The three-man crew is part of a new generation of artists who are helping to redefine how aboriginal culture is viewed by the wider Canadian public, and articulate the need for greater aboriginal self-determination.
Kid Loki’s all grown up - and the God of Mischief is stronger, smarter, sexier and just plain sneakier than ever before. As Asgardia’s one-man secret service, he’s ready to lie, cheat, steal, bluff and snog his way through the twistiest, turniest and most treacherous missions the All-Mother can throw at him… starting with a heart-stopping heist on Avengers Tower - and the death of Thor! And that’s just the beginning! Would we lie to you? This is LOKI, true believer - we’re lying to you RIGHT NOW!
welcome to the future, where the government rules with an iron fist, the people live in a state of constant fear, and the resistance movement plans its next move. and somewhere, somehow, an unknowing hero(ine) will rise to lead the revolution…
“Someday all the wilds will be razed, and we will be left with a concrete landscape, a land of dead houses and fields, a world that works as smoothly as a clock, neatly wound: of metal and gears, and people going tick-tick-tick to their deaths.”
this mix is for white skies and chillier days, hand warmers and the 3 year old coat you found in the closet you haven’t worn in years. for fights with your friends in puffs of cool air, you could see your breath and you still don’t feel satisfied. it’s a mix for being sad in the coldest of days, in the biggest of cities, in the middle of winter. made of 13 songs. enjoy!
epic songs to write to, a playlist for writers [listen here]
time, hans zimmer; misty mountains, howard shore; what are you going to do when you’re not saving the world?, hans zimmer; genius next door, regina spektor; hedwig’s theme, john williams; star trek’s main theme, michael giacchino; london calling, michael giacchino; mhysa, ramin djawadi; courtyard apocalypse, alexandre desplat; main title, ramin djawadi; cosmic love, florence + the machine; your ghost, greg laswell; one day more, les mis cast; veni, veni emmanuel, libera; oblivion, bastille;
If you enjoyed this slideshow and you ship Johnlock, you might want to read On The Ice, which goes into greater detail about how an actual gaming session proceeds, and also features plenty of smut.
the more creative you are, the more fun dnd will be for you. challenge yourself and color outside the lines, see what happens! for instance, i asked myself: what if i played a lawful rogue? what would a lawful rogue even be like? let’s find out! well, i won’t be needing all those thieving skills, so let’s dump all those points in diplomacy and knowlege skills la la la… and i ended up with this government superspy who speaks twenty languages and once literally talked an evil dragon into teaming up with us and holy crap he’s so fun to play and i think i might write a novel about him when the game is done this is so great holy shit O,O
here is dnd in a nutshell: RP YOUR OC’S BEING AWESOME.
yes this to all of this
lately for us it’s been hackmaster and eclipse phase, which is d&d but MORE STABBING and shadowrun FURTHER IN THE FUTURE WHEN THINGS ARE EVEN SHITTIER and god do i love my violent cannibalistic grell that the whole party’s racist against and my four-foot-tall magpie with a rail sniper rifle and a stutter.
I’ve played a couple of DnD campaigns and they can be very fun if you’ve got a good DM, but recently I got introduced to FATE Core, which is another RP platform and I have fallen in love (as everyone who is following can attest. I never shut up about Sydney Scroungers ever.)
DnD is classic and good for high-fantasy settings, as well as being very structured with its rules and stats and such if that’s your thing, but FATE’s storytelling focus and the way the system encourages players to build dynamic characters and play them interestingly is like writer crack for me. FATE rewards players for playing character flaws in a way that causes trouble for the party. Those rewards (called Fate Points) can be used to get your character to do awesome things later. It’s a VERY fun way to play a character.
It’s also a much more flexible system for worldbuilding and game setting. For instance, we’re playing in the Pacific Rim universe. If you tried to do that with DnD, you’d have to homebrew and tweak and rewrite a ton of stuff and rules. With FATE we can just go with it and run without having to make a bunch of rules and such. If you can think of it, you can play it in FATE.