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A place where I can talk about my games and stories, or games and stories I enjoy. I may have some real life issues thrown in, or talk about how fiction impacts reality or vice versa.

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Binding 101

Hello! I am speaking as someone who is trans and has boobs and knows a thing or two. I've noticed lackluster interpretations of binding and lackluster advice about binding in a lot of things.   First of all, before you learn what to do, learn what not to do. Ace bandages/compression bandages.
Use these/give them to your character(s) and I'll appear in your home at 3 AM and give you a binder because this is not safe. This is a good way to hurt yourself, actually. I mean, unless you want to get crushed, bruised and potentially have permanent harm done to you body. Tape products.
Tape is a good way to lose actual skin. Every time you take it off, it strips off layers of your skin. Prolonged use actually causes wounds that can, in extreme cases, leave permanent scars. Don't use it. Use a binder incorrectly by:
     Wearing it for more than 8 hours.
     Sleeping in it.
     Wearing it during sex.
     Wearing it to exercise in.
     Wearing a binder that is too small.
     Binding every day.
     Getting your binder wet while it's on you/wearing you binder while it's wet.
Doing these things can result in serious hard to yourself, including being crushed, bruised and potentially having permanent harm done to your body.   Here's what you should do instead of all of that! Wear a binder for less than 8 hours. 8 hours is the maximum. Wear a high impact sports bra instead of your binder sometimes. Only wear your binder a maximum of three days a week.   If you have any questions, let me know. I'll edit this with each one.

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Everything Was Dark

Everything was dark. They could taste the betrayal on their lips as they felt everything go cold. Quite a difference from the heat they were used to. Sure, they wanted nothing more than to leave this inferno, but not like this. Not like this. Sentenced to a life of being something like a human for a crime they did not commit. A betrayal their betrayer committed before pinning the blame on them. They remembered him distinctly. Not that anyone would believe them, it was their word against his. Their essence was stripped from their body and shoved into the body of a human who would no doubt grow up confused. Their souls - essences - would mingle and mix, becoming a new person entirely. This wasn't simply a temporary exile from the inferno, it was a permanent exile from who they once were. The creation of a new being from the deaths of two.   Everything was dark. Nothing ever felt right. They were always strange, they always felt strange, they always had strange interests. The human children never cared much for them and they never really fit in with humanity. Small, but far from fragile. Kind, but with "unkind" interests. Colourful, but with such a dark mind. They never fit in, but they never wanted to anyway. What was the fun in fitting in when you were created to stand out? And yet, loneliness closed in. Occasionally, there were people, but they all always left. They light they let in always diminished. They got used to it. They thrived in it. They loved it. If the only way to get friends was to fit in, then why bother with friends?   Everything was dark. And others felt this way too. They found some of these people and befriended them. Truly befriended them.   And everything was not dark anymore.

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Outsiders (aka: My Friends And I Are Outsiders In A Small Town, We Discovered A Terrible Secret)

Outsiders is a story about friends discovering the dark secret of a local town. It begins with a strange antenna appearing outside the window of a flat and escalates quickly into what the group presumes might be paranormal. Of course, not everyone in the group is exactly human...   I do have official art of the main cast on the way, but until then, please enjoy my Picrew versions of them.   NAME: "Kaz" Newman
JOB: Makes sandwiches at a sandwich shop
PLACE OF ORIGIN: America
GENDER: Nonbinary
PRONOUNS: They/them
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Autistic
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Black, red
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Fox
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Rock
FAVOURITE PLACE: Home
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Writing
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: Become a world famous author   NAME: Edwin "Eddie" Langley
JOB: Cashier at a convenience store
PLACE OF ORIGIN: London
GENDER: Male
PRONOUNS: He/him
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: He's got some confidence issues, not gonna lie
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Green
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Cat
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Rock
FAVOURITE PLACE: Park
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Drawing
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: Become a successful commission artist   NAME: Timothy "Tim" Vasquez
JOB: Waiter at a pizza place
PLACE OF ORIGIN: America
GENDER: Male
PRONOUNS: He/him
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: He's fine
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Blue, black
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Cat
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Punk rock
FAVOURITE PLACE: Anywhere his friends are (but he won't admit that)
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Video games
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: Live a comfortable life surrounded by friends   NAME: Gavin "Gav" Quincey
JOB: Receptionist at the hospital
PLACE OF ORIGIN: America
GENDER: Male
PRONOUNS: He/him
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: PTSD
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Pink, purple
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Dog
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Pop
FAVOURITE PLACE: Home
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Posing for photos, watching movies
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: Become a model   NAME: Espen "Espy" Solberg
JOB: Tech support
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Norway
GENDER: Male
PRONOUNS: He/him
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Autistic
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Red
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Cephalopod
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Metal
FAVOURITE PLACE: Home
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Anything involving electronics
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To start his own tech company   NAME: Angel von Brandt
JOB: Librarian, former general of Hell
PLACE OF ORIGIN: America, Hell
GENDER: Female
PRONOUNS: She/her
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: She's fine
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Red, blue
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Snake
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Death metal
FAVOURITE PLACE: The library
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Reading
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: Become a general of Hell again, marry her girlfriend   NAME: Lisa "Honey" Byrne
JOB: Librarian
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Ireland
GENDER: Genderfae (similar to genderfluid, but never experiencing male or male-aligned genders)
PRONOUNS: She/her
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: She's fine
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Pink, green
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Deer
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Pop
FAVOURITE PLACE: The forest
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Dancing, reading, designing
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: Become a fashion designer  

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An Excerpt From My Book

This is gonna sound like a cliché, but as soon as he left, the lights began to flicker. I, being tired, put it off as simply being the old wiring. I let my mind wander to thoughts of being in my bed, cuddled up with my cats. The warmth of the blankets became more and more desirable as the heat seemed to be sucked out of the building. I shivered, and pulled my hoody on. It was late, and I was cold. Did I mention I was tired? I’m sure I did. And then the lights flickered again. Except, they didn’t turn back on after the first few flickers. I could swear I heard whispering in one of the back rooms as they shut off. I blinked in the darkness, trying not to panic as I made my way to the back in the blackness, not daring to use my phone’s light, should I accidentally draw attention to myself from some unnamed robber. Or worse, a murderer.        It was at that moment that the lights to the food stations suddenly came on. I jumped, startled, backing into a shelf and knocking it over. I heard with dismay as each shelf in the store toppled over like dominoes. Then, I heard the whispering again. Only, it wasn’t coming from the back rooms this time. It was behind the counter. I spun around, only for the speakers that normally played nice instrumental shopping music begin blasting out Norwegian death metal at their highest volume, the sound so loud you could hear the speakers straining to play it as who I assumed was the lead singer screamed out death in that nearly demonic tone you heard so often in this genre. I covered my ears against the noise, a headache budding in my already tired brain.

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THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT...

THE STRANGEST THING HAPPENED LAST NIGHT...   I have a window by my computer that I look out occasionally. I was working late last night, as you do, trying to get a few things done. At around 3 AM, I hear a strange noise outside it. Out of curiosity, I looked outside. There wasn’t anything out there, but the power flickered. I frantically tried to get my document back up, and as I got it back, I head the sound again. I looked out again. Still nothing. I went back to working. It was probably just some animal, after all. Those are common here, after all. A few minutes later, the noises got louder. A strange, scratching noise just outside the window. I sighed, and I looked out the window again. I saw a shadow quickly dart past the window the second I saw it. It was roughly the size of your average man, but it moved too fast for me to tell just what it was… At that point, or any point after. I couldn’t shake an uneasy feeling as I got back to my document, but I tried my best to ignore it. It was late, and I just wanted to finish this so I could go to bed and rest easy, knowing my work was done. A few minutes later, the noise came back at another window. I ignored it, and the noise kept going. The longer I left it, the louder it got until I had no choice but to go see what was making it. I saw the shadow dart past again. Soon, it was just outside the front of my house.   Before I continue, I should mention that I live in a town with surrounding wooded areas. Most of the people here are hunters. Deer, birds, rabbits, fish, you name it. Birds, rabbits and even deer come into town all the time. I’ve seen and heard them. I’ve heard people complain about the deer and the rabbits eating their gardens.   I looked out the window and saw what looked vaguely like a human figure, and what looked like what might be a deer, standing side by side. As my eyes adjusted and the two figures got closer to my window, I realized that those weren’t a deer and a human. His fingers were too long, his eyes were too big, and black like endless wells that burrowed deep into my soul and tickled my worst fears. His too wide mouth was curved into a horrifying grin of sharp teeth, and as he came closer, touching the window, he licked it with his long, thin tongue that was way too long to be in any human mouth. The thing that definitely wasn’t a deer… Anymore… was staring at me with soulless red eyes. Fur had been ripped off of it in patches… And no deer’s legs bent like that.   I close my curtain and ran upstairs, grabbing my phone to call the police. I dialled, but nobody answered the phone. I didn’t hear the noises for the rest of the night, and I didn’t sleep at all.   Today, I went into town. The conversations weren’t about the weather. They weren’t about gardens or what had been eating them. They were about missing pets, missing cows, missing horses, cats, dogs… And strange noises in the middle of the night.
 

Stranded in Space: He'Elean Pronouns, Sex and Gender

The above text from user Kayzee made me want to make this entry.   The He'Eleans actually don't have a concept of gender. Pronouns are given based on current social standing. Vanity, for instance, was a part of the He'Elean royalty, but for reasons I cannot explain because of spoilers, he was exiled from his planet and given the nov/novs pronouns. Another He'Elean you meet later in the game has different pronouns entirely (neb/nebs), due to being a relatively high member of the He'Elean royalty. The He'Eleans do not have any sort of gender sense, as they all have the same types of organs. They are a mammal species (in a sense, I went with some form of "spicy human" for the ease of digestion of the characters, as Vanity nebself is one of the main four characters in the game), so they gestate a child in the womb for some time and give birth. However, this is something all He'Eleans can do. All He'Eleans can also impregnate another. This is, however, not a focus of the game or story. Just an interesting fact. (I make sure I come up with every possible detail for a species when I make it, even if the detail is entirely useless. I am just strange that way.) Because of this, and because there are no distinguishing characteristics to create a binary/trinary/etc., pronouns are used for status.   The pronoun hierarchy is as follows:
High royalty - Neb/nebs Low royalty - Lun/luns Commoner - Sol/sols Prisoner - Voi/vois Exiled - Nov/novs   I am open to questions.

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Stranded in Space

Stranded in Space is one of the games I'm making. I like to describe it as a story-based survival game. The goal of the game is to travel from planet to planet, ship to ship, station to station and survive in space with a minimal crew. Each location brings new surprises and adds to the story that keeps the crew going through the galaxy in hopes of finding someplace hospitable to live out the rest of their days.   The premise is that a deadly virus spread across a colony ship. The ship's android managed to save two members of the population from faulty cryostasis pods by repairing them before the people within froze to death. Years later, after the virus finally died off, they decide to awaken the two people. Soon after, the ship is boarded by a crew of space pirates who abandon their leader and take off. Together, the four must survive and find somewhere to live.   The game's main characters are as follows:
NAME: RAI5 (Robotic Artificial Intelligence #5)
POSITION: Technician
SPECIES: Android
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Jupiter
GENDER: Agender (Feminine)
PRONOUNS: They/them, she/her
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Codependent, afraid of being alone
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Red
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Solar phoenix
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Ska
FAVOURITE PLACE: Their personal quarters
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Fixing things
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To see the universe, to befriend what's left of the crew   NAME: Theodore "Teddy" Atkins
POSITION: Chef
SPECIES: Human
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Earth
GENDER: Male
PRONOUNS: He/him
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Autistic
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Blue
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Cat
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Rock
FAVOURITE PLACE: Any kitchen
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Cooking
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To learn every recipe in the galaxy   NAME: Henrietta "Henri" Newman
POSITION: Botanist
SPECIES: Human
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Earth
GENDER: Female
PRONOUNS: She/her
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Anxiety
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Purple
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: Mouse
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Electronica
FAVOURITE PLACE: Gardens
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Reading
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To have a nice house with a garden and a gazebo   NAME: Vanity of He'El, House of Lero
POSITION: Flight Officer, Space Pirate
SPECIES: He'Elean
PLACE OF ORIGIN: He'El
GENDER: None, as 
PRONOUNS: Nov/novs
MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: Codependent
FAVOURITE COLOUR: Pink
FAVOURITE ANIMAL: He'Elean faedeer
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE: Rock
FAVOURITE PLACE: Anywhere nova friends are
FAVOURITE ACTIVITY: Dancing
BIGGEST ASPIRATIONS: To become a well-loved person

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