Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, Rule 8: Tell the Truth– Or, At Least, Don’t Lie (Part 1)

For those of us just joining me, I’ve been reading Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Amazon Affiliate link). Peterson’s approach to truth-telling at first seemed to echo Kant, but as I read deeper I learned it was more nuanced (and perhaps more far-reaching than even Kant’s categorical imperative).

As I’ve said a couple times before, this isn’t a review. I’m just using this post as a way to reflect on what I’ve read and commit it to memory (though readers are more than welcome to use it to pique their interest in the book or compare it to their own findings). A full review should be coming once I finish the book.

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Metal Gear Survive First Impressions

As someone who games on PC and has a fairly busy schedule, I tend not to get my hands on games until a while after the console world gets their hands on them, so I’ve been excitedly looking forward to Metal Gear Survive after the beta it held last weekend.

Now it’s out, and (after a somewhat tumultuous launch) I’ve gotten further into it without any major technical issues, but I’m having a less pleasant experience than I had during the multiplayer beta for a number of reasons.

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Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, Rule 7: Pursue What is Meaningful, Not What is Expedient

For those of us just joining me, I’ve been reading Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Amazon Affiliate link). This chapter, covering Peterson’s seventh rule, builds heavily on previous chapters and helps combine a lot of the previous ideas together.

As I’ve said a couple times before, this isn’t a review. I’m just using this post as a way to reflect on what I’ve read and commit it to memory (though readers are more than welcome to use it to pique their interest in the book or compare it to their own findings). A full review should be coming once I finish the book.

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velotha’s flock release and Moving On

velotha’s flock is “released”, though it’s not yet populated on any of the official distribution channels yet. I need to put more stuff up on DriveThruRPG to get officially approved to just post stuff instantly of my own accord, so we’re potentially going to see some stuff go up there in future days.

With that said, I want to give a brief overview of what my future plans are, before retiring to bed at a halfway decent time for once.

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Preparing for Launch: Velotha’s Flock

Tomorrow I’m going to be publishing the Early Bird Edition of velotha’s flock over on DriveThruRPG (though whether it gets approved tomorrow is anyone’s guess.

It’s not my largest project ever (I estimate about 9000 words; LibreOffice doesn’t calculate the text in sidebars when I do it the way I do), but it’s got a lot of passion and a fair amount of sweat and tears (no blood, however; trying to do away with dangerous keyboarding habits) poured into it.

It’s also my first “finished” game to be released under the Loreshaper Games logo, so there’s that going for it. Yay, Loreshaper Games.

In case anyone’s interested, here are the things that I put into the final day of work (AKA what I was working on today and will be finishing tomorrow).

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Becoming a Better Writer

In the past year or so, I’ve redoubled my efforts to become a better writer of fiction. While I’m pretty comfortable with some of my writing (too comfortable, in many ways), I’ve never felt good as a storyteller, judging my work for being too cliched, too amateurish, or too poorly developed.

So I’ve taken a few steps to improve that, and I feel confident that I’ve gotten my skills to a point where they’re passable, at least to start doing more serious writing work. Here are a few of the milestones I’ve hit that I feel have really made that happen:

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Why Free?

One of the things that I’ve had occasional conversations about is why Loreshaper Games is going for a hyper-open copyright licensing scheme for our products.

There are really a few reasons, but it boils down to this: in a market where DRM is stifling and ineffective, you’re almost as well off choosing to make things free, and encouraging the homebrew culture that brings.

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Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rule for Life, Rule 6: Set Your House in Perfect Order Before You Criticize the World

For those of us just joining me, I’ve been reading Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Amazon Affiliate link). Rule 6 is probably the most interesting to me so far, which is something that I’ve had to say several times as I go through the book: it focuses on topics especially relevant given recent events.

As I’ve said a couple times before, this isn’t a review. I’m just using this post as a way to reflect on what I’ve read and commit it to memory (though readers are more than welcome to use it to pique their interest in the book or compare it to their own findings). A full review should be coming once I finish the book.

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Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, Rule 5: Do Not Let Your Children Do Anything That Makes You Dislike Them

For those of us just joining me, I’ve been reading the (somewhat) controversial Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Amazon Affiliate link). The fifth chapter is as interesting as the previous chapters, and really caused me to have a bit of a paradigm shift in my interactions with children.

If you just want to hear what I have to say about the book in general, I’ll probably write a review of the book once I’m done.

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Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, Rule 4: Compare Yourself to Who You Were Yesterday

For those of us just joining me, I’ve been reading the (somewhat) controversial Jordan B. Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Amazon Affiliate link). The fourth chapter is probably the most personally relevant to me of the chapters so far, as it deals with some of the things I have been finding to be an issue in my own life (as anyone who had been painfully excited to see what became of most of my old projects has ever known).

If you just want to hear what I have to say about the book in general, I’ll probably write a review of the book once I’m done.

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