Posted by Devin Parker

Homework has been keeping me very busy, thus the lack of posting. Fortunately, tonight we roll up characters for our new D&D campaign, run by my friend Matt. I usually love to DM, but it's nice not to have to worry about putting a campaign together with all of the other stuff I have to do this semester.

So, in lieu of other interesting things (like all of the comics I've been reading lately, thanks to my friend Patrick, or the animated short of a Roman soldier I've been working on for Animation class), I'll post my results for the Politics test that's been going around on the family blogs. Let me just go on record as saying that I'm suspicious of the test. I can't complain too much about my results, I guess; after all, while I almost always vote Republican, I'm an Independent by choice, and I think the Democrats have some ideas that could conceivably work. Just not many (heh, heh).

You are a

Social Moderate
(56% permissive)

and an...

Economic Moderate
(50% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Centrist




Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating


Here's my favorite part, from the website: You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

Well, thank you, website!

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14 comments

I hate to break this to you, man, but it said the same for me.

And when I went back and answered all the questions as my darkest of dark hearts commanded me to, I came out as a Fascist.

And it said "You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness."

Hmmmm.

11:50 PM

You realize this is all as compared to John Kerry, they place him right dab smack in the center of the graph. So I'm okay with being considered a totalitarian in comparison with JK.

11:28 AM

also, as Devin pointed out they completely leave communism off the graph. Hmmm...could they consider communism as "centrist"...

11:30 AM
Ben  

If your interested here's my results. I guess I need to start a Totalitarian party if I ever want to vote again.

You are a

Social Conservative
(33% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(38% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Totalitarian


You exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

4:51 PM

I was thinking this morning...lightning struck my brain...if we are all indeed able to be together for Christmas (which I think is going to happen), perhaps we could persuade you to run a little family game of D&D? I'm getting jealous hearing you and Mike talking about playing, and it's been an eternity since I've played. I'm assuming Laura and Marilyn enjoy it too of course. Something to think about!

11:28 AM

Ben: I guess I'm not surprised; after all, you are the person who created the society of The Ring (Teddy Bear robots for all dissidents!).

Christina: Really? Truly? Super-fudgeriffically? I had no idea that you would be interested. Why, of course I could be persuaded to run a D&D game for all the kinfolk! I'll have to give that some thought...well, as soon as my homework stops kicking my rear.

8:24 AM

Why of course I'd be interested! I think this is one of the areas in which I'm having to reassert myself. For many years, because Micah didn't like certain things, I saw them in a different light and started kind of denying to myself that I really did like those things. Maybe that makes me weak, but it's tough to be in that situation. Really. I won't disclose the things that were said about my family and geeks in general, but it wore me down. Mostly because I identify myself as a geek, and hey, you're talking about MY family bucko.

At any rate, yes, I miss D&D, and am able to again analyze and say "Hey, I DO like D&D, and Campaign, and Ren Faire...kiss my butt."

And I understand about the homework thing. I have my last final the day before ya'll arrive, and that's if I can squeeze in one final early (my evil professor is trying to make us take it during Christmas break because we miss two Monday classes due to holidays). I will be busy trying to unwind, and what better way to do it!?!

10:18 AM

Well, not to butt in on the family togetherness, but I'm available to run or play something--and I might have a smidgeon more free time as I don't take finals or have to travel across the country. I don't have D&D stuff on hand, but I do have GURPS and Earthdawn.

But, you know, if this is a "related by blood" event, I'll just sit at home and eat bitterness mixed with sad tears. It's okay--I'm used to it.

Also, because it was so hip this last week, I had a little idea of possibly doing a Renaissance-themed murder party involving you folks, if you had an interest. If not--well, the bitterness and tears thing again. No big deal.

2:01 PM

OOoooooooo....I welcome the idea of both Michael! I consider you close enough to being blood related, I think you can pass...hee hee.

Although with the murder party, are you sure you want Kristen and I in the same room again? You remember the effect I alone had on your last party? Hmmmm...Although Mike commented that he had a fabulous time and the next time I happened to have another one to go to, he would love to be invited. Haha!

2:57 PM

I don't recall mentioning that Kristen was invited... After your behavior last time, I am indeed not certain you should be in the same room at the same time when wine is available. Any more Veggie Tales or Buffy the Vampire Slayer references during a period murder party will be dealt with harshly.

6:14 PM

Hey now! I believe the wine had nothing to do with it. I think your sister was more accurate in that it's the lack of adult company. Also, in my defense, I had nothing to do with the VeggieTales or Buffy references. That was Kristen and some of the other hysterical women. See? I have SOME restraint...

12:19 AM

Well, Michael, it's possible that you may have more free time than I, though I find it curious that such a declaration follows so closely upon the heels of your musing about the endless reams of papers you have to grade... I would feel remiss in my duties as the nagging voice inside of your head if I didn't bring that up.

In any case, obviously it would be cool to have you play - and your lovely wife, as well, if it could be arranged (if I can be so bold as to just invite people to Christina's idea) - though I will admit that after reading Christina's post I had an idea or two pop very forcefully into my brain. I'll mention it in my next blog post, which I'll write right after this.

Not that I'm opposed to you running something for us. You know, as long as it doesn't suck.

5:32 PM

Devin,

(1) You're so funny. You somehow assume grading papers is something I'm likely to spend time doing. Hee hee.

(2) You'll note that I said I'm more than willing to play or run something; I haven't been a player (except in our online dealy) forever, and I'd dearly love to play if you have a good idea.

(3) What do you think of the murder party idea? I couldn't decide if it would be more fun to have all the folks who want to see you when you're out over for that sort of thing or a more casual "come by and give the Parkers a smack" kind of thing.

And when have I ever run something that didn't suck?

5:54 PM

I would *love* to do a Murder Party - I haven't played one of those in ages, and I have such fond memories of the ones we've played in the past. You'd have to provide my costumery, of course, since you have all of my Campaign stuff... And Marilyn would need something to wear, as well, I think.

1:33 PM

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