You're gonna think this is really cliche....but I repeat the Litany Against Fear from Dune.
"I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
So 'Worst Year Ever' is a podcast done by Robert Evans (who also does 'Behind the Bastards'). This specific show has to do with life running up to the 2020 election.
Back in January, they did a two part series about the furry community, and specifically how it reacted to the infiltration of the...
....and it turned out to be REALLY positive.
They even brought up the whole thing with the Furry Raiders, and were quite impressed with how the fandom handled it (even saying that furries should be running our government).
The series is pretty amazing. I've been reading the manga before the anime was announced, and one of the things I've noticed is how universal the themes in this story is, in spite of how very Japanese it actually is.
So some quick backstory here:
The manga is by Paru Itagaki. Paru is the...
I understand that FA is staffed by a group of volunteers, and I appreciate the work that they do.
But we REALLY need to discuss the current conduct and exploitation of a handful of trolls.
I do not want to name names here (because I think it would be inappropriate to do so publicly and would...
The Road Rovers fan community, specifically RRHQ (which was run by a woman named Greywolf Lupus and featured some of the best RR fan fic on the net at the time), and the site run by Kylen Miles who was arguably the best fan artist and writer in the community (aka Artaith-21 on DeviantArt).
One of the things I learned a long time ago is that, if you really want to explore the world's variety of cuisine, you by very necessity have to build up a spice tolerance as spicy is the base line which some cuisines are built upon.
Since there's a bunch of other threads about favorite vegetables, fruits, etc. I thought it would be nice to make a thread especially about spicy food and their primary purveyor, chili peppers.
I love spicy food, but I don't eat for spice alone. I don't really go for all of those spicy eating...