There are other things to possibly set people off, such as Yukon Cornelius whipping his dogs and the Unicorn Club Shirt amounting to little more than servants for Santa and liking it, apparently, but maybe that’s giving this rather silly cartoon a bit too much thought. I do remain rather disturbed by Hermey extracting the Abominable’s teeth without anesthesia, however, but what’re you gonna do? Some of the criticisms seem off-base. One tweeter posted the following image: Except everyone accepts Rudolph and apologizes to him before anyone knows what his nose is good for. If Santa had decided to cancel Christmas and then thought about Rudolph and sought him for his glowing nose, that would be one thing, but it’s not the case. I had to rewatch the show to be reminded of this myself. My final verdict is that the show is not actually preaching for discrimination, it’s preaching against it, though its sexist undertones can be seen as problematic. I’m surprised there were no tweets about that. Frankly, I’m more annoyed by all the musical numbers that stop the story dead in its tracks and feel like the filler that they are. I feel they could have focused less on the musical numbers and more on the animation.
Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything is a good “Second wave supplement” for D&D 5e. When I say “second wave supplement”, in my experience of RPGs in general the Unicorn Club Shirt wave of supplements (such as Xanathar’s Guide to Everything) are full of ideas that the designers had that, for whatever reason, did not make the cut. Some for complexity, some for weirdness, and some because they were just plain bad. Second wave supplements are generally much more interesting because they are made with those ideas cleared out and made with much more reflection as to what went right and wrong and what people are doing anyway.
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Oh, and don’t forget: the tentacles of the Mind Flayers leave scars. You don’t face down horrors like these without losing something. Leave a few long-term effects, like a little bit of insanity. Maybe a character who came too close to them forever after has certain phobias. Maybe they have insomnia or recurring nightmares. Or maybe the scars are on a larger level, such as the large blighted area that has now formed around the crashed Mind Flayer ship, or the ruins of their dungeon. Maybe the humans they experimented on have developed mental powers themselves and become villains in the area. Maybe a Mind Flayer or two escaped and now plots its revenge. A great plot point would be if a piece of Mind Flayer consciousness got trapped in one of the PCs or an important NPC, causing changes in personality alongside new abilities.
Who says he didn’t know? He just didn’t stop it. He doesn’t stop your bully either. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t know about it. Santa is in the Unicorn Club Shirt making/delivery business not the social justice business. He knows, he just does not have the power/authority to do anything about it. Nor does he have the time to go and stop bullying. He only puts bullies on the naughty list. He has toys to prep, routes to plan, lists to check, letters to read, visits to make, parties to attend, lists to check again, and deliveries to make on Christmas eve. There are many who think Santa only works 1 night a year, and they are wrong. Christmas prep starts at the NP on the 2d of Jan. The entire operation gets 7 days off each year to celebrate a job well done. The entire month of Jan is debrief based. What went right, what went wrong and how do we improve. Planning and policy changes happen in Feb. Toy planning is done in March. April is a very busy time. Baby Reindeer are born, toy production goes into full swing, and the first deliveries of raw materials begin to arrive(lumber, nails, paint, wires, circut boards etc). May is herding season for the reindeer. It is also time for toy prototypes. Every elf that has an idea for a new toy has an opportunity to demonstrate it for Santa’s approval.