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Romanian AK variant that was part of a series of rifles, with the SAR-2 and SAR-3. The second photo looks like it has a bullet button, which would indicate a California gun but it isn’t. Seller mentions it being an extended, ambidextrous magazine release sold through Red Star Arms. I haven’t tried one of these on any of my AK’s but I kind of wonder how effective it is. (GRH)

It’s not that I think conspiracy thrillers/paranormal investigation/time-travel stories pulling tropes from real-life events is Completely and Morally Wrong - the mythologising of the illogical and the unexplained has always a part of storytelling, it’s part of making sense of things we desperately want answers for. But storytellers and producers do not get a carté blanche to pull from whatever the hell they want, they do not get to diminish the pain of real life victims for their fiction and there is a line between using a real story ethically and being tasteless. 

Public people with weird lives, John Doe’s with strange deaths, mysterious disappearances and government cover-ups are going to get a cameo in every b-list conspiracy thriller there is. With the way media and the audience sensationalising and commodifying it, they sort of become public domain after a while, with how they enter the public consciousness and become self-referencing.

But there’s a difference between using something that’s a few decades to several hundred years old and using events have left people still in mourning. Some things shouldn’t be fictionalised because these deaths were real and recent and still has impact - either cultures obliterated, or groups of people scapegoated, or mourning families, these people’s pain were real and producers with no emotional ties it shouldn’t be profiting off it. 

Jangan jadikan apa-apa yang merupakan jalan menjadi tujuan. Menikah itu jalan. Menjadi hafidzoh itu jalan. Berdakwah itu jalan. Menuntut ilmu setinggi-tingginya itu jalan. Bekerja itu jalan. Membina dan dibina itu jalan. Jangan lupakan tujuan dari jalan-jalan yang kau tempuh. Jangan jadikan amalan-amalan yang kau tumpuk menjadi debu tersebab salah tujuan yang ditambah dengan selaksa kesombongan.
—  Ingat Hadist Arbain no. 1 Sar..
Norwescon 2016

Hey everyone! I’m at Norwescon again this year, so if you’re in the Seattle area, come say “hi”! Here’s my schedule:

Fri 12:00 PM-1:00 PM - Cascade 3&4

The Language of Gender

Cat Rambo (M), Jason Bourget, Sar Surmick, Amber Clark, David J. Peterson


Fri 1:00 PM-2:30 PM - Maxi’s Ballroom

Ticket to Ride

David J. Peterson (M)


Fri 3:00 PM-4:00 PM - Cascade 3&4

The Languages of Speculative Fiction

Jason Bourget (M), Lawrence M. Schoen, David J. Peterson, Nina Post, Sean Hagle


Fri 4:30 PM-6:00 PM - Maxi’s Ballroom

Exploding Kittens

David J. Peterson (M)


Fri 7:00 PM-8:00 PM - Cascade 3&4

Groupstorm a Game: Co-op Board/Card Games

Ogre Whiteside (M), Ryan Macklin, David Fooden, David J. Peterson


Sat 11:00 AM-12:30 PM - Maxi’s Ballroom

Ticket to Ride

David J. Peterson (M)


Sat 12:30 PM-2:00 PM - Maxi’s Ballroom

Settlers of Catan

David J. Peterson (M)


Sat 3:00 PM-4:00 PM - Grand 2

Autograph Session 2

Amber Clark, Annie Bellet, Brenda Cooper, Carol Berg, David J. Peterson, H.M. Jones, Jeff Sturgeon, Jude-Marie Green, Julie Dillon, Katie Cord, Lawrence M. Schoen, Megan Kelso, Nina Post, Peter Orullian, Raven Oak, Stephen L. Gillett, Todd Lockwood, Marguerite Reed, Adam Rakunas, PJ Manney, Douglas Lain


Sat 5:00 PM-6:00 PM - Cascade 13

Language Creation Demo: Noalath from Shannara

David J. Peterson (M)


Sat 6:00 PM-7:30 PM - Maxi’s Ballroom

Settlers of Catan

David J. Peterson (M)


Sat 7:30 PM-8:00 PM - Maxi’s Ballroom

Exploding Kittens

David J. Peterson (M)


Sun 11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Cascade 13

Worldbuilding: Standards of Beauty in Secondary Worlds

Alex C. Renwick (M), Rhiannon Held, Nathan Crowder, David J. Peterson, Sar Surmick


Sun 1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Maxi’s Ballroom

Exploding Kittens

David J. Peterson (M)

Camları sil, halıları sil, kapıları sil, duvarları sil, mutfağı temizle, heryeri süpür, baklava aç, yaprak sar.

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