Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.
GM: “Roll 2d10.”
Peter: “Red high. Twelve.”
GM: “You have 12 percent of a plan.”
The entire prison break scene was just Rocket’s player rolling knowledge checks on every turn until something worked.
- When Drax’s player said, “I go into the phone booth and call Ronan to Knowhere”, the DM stared open-mouthed for a minute, then called break time. The rest of the party was speechless.
- Pretty much just in general, Drax’s player is one of those people who thinks Chaotic Neutral means “throws self at shit for the lulz” and is really fortunate he didn’t have many other opportunities to derail the campaign.
- Gamora’s player gets really exasperated by the entirety of the campaign. They rolled a character with a tragic backstory and clear hooks to the villain to expand on, and had no idea that everyone else was going to be so silly. It leads to begging the party to just once execute a normal plan because look at Gamora’s stealth bonus, this min/maxed assassin needs a chance to use her abilities, please.
- Rocket’s a skill monkey who, if not for Drax’s grand display of idiocy, would have gladly derailed the campaign with absurd plans.
- Groot was a joke idea someone came up with that people ended up liking too much.
- Ronan’s confusion when Star Lord began dancing was the DM’s confusion verbatim.
- The DM now vetoes Chaotic Neutral characters on principle.
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A lot of people are reblogging links and tweets and reports that confirm that Mike Brown was not in a struggle while or before he died or that he did not shoplift at a gas station before he was murdered.
And I get that it’s important for the truth to be told and that the science backs up the eye-witness reports. However, I’ve seen more of these types of posts than any other about Mike Brown.
We have to remember that Mike Brown’s murder was unjustified whether or not he shoplifted five minutes earlier and whether or not he resisted his own execution with physical force.
The fact that he did neither of those things and that we are shouting that off our rooftops emphasizes that his murder was unjust. However, at what cost does this emphasis come? It seems that it ignores or even indirectly denies the fact that nobody should be put to an extrajudicial death and nobody should have to fear for their life just because there’s a cop in sight.
By framing this narrative within the, “He did literally nothing wrong! (therefore) This is horribly unjust!” perspective, we emphasize, whether we realize it or not, that all of the other extrajudicially murdered black people (of whom there are, now notoriously, 1 every 28 hours, or about 1 a day) may have brought on or even deserved their own deaths or put themselves on trial by merely fending for their life. This is not the case. We must frame every instance of this as exactly what it is — murder, unjustified, unjust, and anti-black.