Privilege just became hereditary.

September 11th, 2015

An Alpha Human, looking superiorly at a normal.

Of course, to some extent it always has been. Lachlan Murdoch is only 5′ 11″ – fully two and a half inches shorter than I am – but for some unknown reason he is Executive Chairman of NewsCorp and Twentieth Century Fox, while I am neither executed nor chairful at all. We’re both white, male, Australian, with good educations and a Bachelor degree apiece.

We both also have young kids. My daughter started kindergarten this year, at the same time as his little girl, although at vastly different schools. And while my child is bright, pretty and engaging, it’s a simple fact that his daughter will have a lower student to teacher ratio, more iPads in the classroom, and vastly superior quality of glitter and plastic scissors than my child will in her brown-brick public school across the road from our house.

But there’s another difference between our daughters. When they grow up, and have little bundles of joy of their own, Lachlan’s grandkids will be some of the genetically rich. My grandchildren? Maybe not.

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Getting back into gaming.

September 21st, 2010

Wow – as it has been almost a year since I posted here, I’d better get back at it.

I have been working slowly on a Collectible Card Game, of my own devising. It has a Steampunk theme, and at the moment I am preparing a draft for the first play tests. I have gained permission to run some play tests at Sydcon in the October long weekend.

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Ha HAH!

October 30th, 2009

I’ve finally figured out what to do with this website!

This, my friends, is going to become the online repository for all of my life’s artwork. (Well, at least that portion of it which I am willing to be seen by the public.)

Not all of it will be great, but there is a fair accumulation of it. And as I have just recently figured out how to burn VCRs to our DVD disk recorder, early on the list will be the collected works of the Iced Dodo Creative Collective! Be frightened, folks….

5tephe awakes

October 20th, 2007

Welcome to 5tephe.

There’s not much here yet, as I am still learning PHP.