Sorry there’s no post today.
I’m going to be moving over the next couple months which means most of what will be going up has been pre-scheduled.
I have very much enjoyed the increased freedom I have had over the past month. While the time mostly went into convalescence and activism, I was also able to take on other projects that I had been putting on the back burner.
At the same time, the Book of the Neglected has been a staple of my life for some time now, and I’m still not prepared to give it up altogether.
To split the difference, Liber Neglecta will be changing to a weekly for the foreseeable future.
Due to a shutdown of online personals, sex workers have been returning to the street where they are disappearing in record numbers.
Since the passage of SESTA/FOSTA (which was ostensibly meant to reduce human trafficking) the number of sex workers walking the streets has skyrocketed, pimps have been emboldened to reach out to former independents, abusers who had been informally blacklisted are able to re-insert themselves into the market, and sex worker disappearances have been climbing.
Unfortunately, this cannot be solved by simply beating up a couple of nasty demons IRL. The missions here require patience, resources, and coalition.
Sorry folks, no gaming post today.
Instead I will be joining one of 800+ marches taking place to protest legislative and civic inaction in the face of persistent gun violence.
In Nomine may be all about thoughts and prayers, but they do not suffice in the real world.
See you in the streets!
Nadezda was born in Russia and is based in the SF Bay Area. She describes her work as mirrors “that reflect not just the body’s exterior, but the subconscious hidden inward landscapes of human nature.”
The artist does not have a specific collection of Angels and Demons, but you can see a sampling of her work across different media at http://www.twistedmatter.com/.
As I have previously discussed on this blog, Angels and Demons are not necessarily male or female. In fact, the official In Nomine line is that they are neither. This decision by the developers is complicated by the fact that Steve Jackson Games uses some very gendered language when discussing Celestials in general and Superiors in particular.
So how can you do better?
Turns out, a lot of thought has been given to gender neutral equivalents for lots of terms that we use in everyday speech.
Earlier this month The Sun ran an article about a Philippine exorcist who had reported that fake crucifixes with satanic symbols were being given out in that country, and that they were causing nightmares and bad luck.
In light of the recent string of fascist rallies and counter demonstrations that have been taking place in the USA, this seems like a good time to take a break from my “no politics” rule. Sometimes not saying anything at all is itself an act of evil.
However, since this is still an In Nomine blog, I have decided to put together a list of possible anti-fascist actions someone could get involved and the Superior who I think would embrace that approach. If you just want to use this list in game, that’s fine – but I would rather you look through it and pick out a strategy or two that you are willing to use to combat fascism directly in the real world.