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2004-11-03 RussCon Report
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16 of us played 13 games! Welcome back long-lost Dawn (last seen 2 years ago), who brought 2 friends Kelci and Mart visiting from some frozen northern wastelands.
Many (including me) were stressed or sad from the election result. I'll pass along something I read:
A friend told me about a conversation she overheard between two young people discussing the election. The young man expressed his anger and frustration and said that he was "done" getting involved with politics. His female companion responded, "But I believe in the same things I believed in last night, and I'm still willing to fight for them. Aren't you?"
Getting rid of the faith-based president would not have magically solved everything, and him gaining another term doesn't magically destroy everything. Sure, it is bad that the population seemingly voted to affirm preemptive war, torture, detainment without legal counsel, reduction of liberties, anti-environmental and anti-science policies, anti-gay legislation, etc. (And the US doesn't seem to realize just how seriously bad our savage numbness about the Iraq invasion, massive civilian deaths, Guantanamo detainments, and Abu-Ghraib looks to outside observers.) But that's all the more reason to keep working for peace, justice, tolerance.
Lots-o-stuff happening soon that is fun:
|Cloud9||4||Jeffles 3 Ben 1 MarkH -1 MarkY -3|
|Tichu||2||( Ben Jeffles ) 1 ( MarkY MarkH ) -1|
|Guillotine||3||Kelci 2 Dawn 0 Mart -2|
|SaintPetersburg||4||JP 3 RussW 1 KevinU -1 Clayton -3|
|Settlers||3||Dawn 2 Mart 0 Kelci -2|
|Tichu||2||( William SarahM ) 1 ( Ben MarkH ) -1|
|Crokinole||2||( JP Mart ) 1 ( Kelci Dawn ) -1|
|Acquire||4||MarkY 3 ToddG 1 Jeffles -1 Whendy -3|
|ZirkusFlohcati||5||SarahM 4 Clayton 2 William 0 Ben -2 KevinU -4|
|ZirkusFlohcati||5||JP 4 Mart 2 Kelci -1 Dawn -1 Marty -4|
|Carcassonne||5||Whendy 4 ToddG 2 RussW 0 Clayton -2 William -4|
|Vampire||5||JP 4 Dawn 1 Mart 1 Marty -2 Kelci -4|
|WhatsThatOnMyHead||5||Jeffles 3 MarkY 3 Ben -1 SarahM -1 KevinU -4|
Saint Petersburg continues to fascinate. Some RussCon folks have played the computer version hundreds of times now. I've only played a dozen or so times, so I'll be happy with my come-from-behind grab of second place in this game.
My Dying Bride, The Angel and the Dark River
My Dying Bride, As the Flower Withers
My Dying Bride, The Dreadful Hours
My Dying Bride, The Voice of the Wretched
My Dying Bride, Songs of Darkness, Words of Light