New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 360 is titled: "Decisions".

In this one, I talked about: the update on Activision Blizzard's Diversity Space Tool. Game Workers Alliance virtual watch party (of their union vote outcome), three gaming companies - Sony - Insomniac Games - Meta - won't let their workers talk about abortion.

Also read some answers to questions posed to Wyatt Cheng about Diablo III, talked about Diablo Immortal, and included content from the Diablo Community.

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/05

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New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Diablo III Monk completed the Crusader Challenge Rift (that was available at the time I recorded this video). She also completed a bunch of the Season Journey Objectives.

bookofjen.net/season-26-crusad

image description: A Monk is wearing blue armor with red accents. She has yellow pants, boots, and sleeves. On her head is a helmet with horns pointing downward that have small decorations attached to the ends. Next to her is a blue demon-like dog.

New post on Book of Jen!

This one is about the Bon Chomps! town in Kitchen Scramble. It features French foods. This is the town where the game finally tells the player what the Mime's name is.

bookofjen.net/kitchen-scramble

image description: The town of Bon Chomps! has a winding road with many levels on it. The player must complete each level before moving on.

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 359 is titled: "Diabloversary".

In this one, I started with a "Friday the 13" tweet from the Diablo Immortal Twitter account. I read about Raven Software preparing for a union vote.

I talked about video game companies that made statements about the potential repeal of Roe v. Wade (including one really bad take).

I also mentioned the controversial "Diversity Space Method" and World of Warcraft's "Social Contract".

I also talked about the 10th Anniversary of Diablo III and a Diablo Immortal preview of the Realm of Damnation,

ALSO: James Hong has a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star now!

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/05

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New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 358 is titled: "Ladders Immortal" because I talked about the outcome of the firs Ladder Season in Diablo II: Resurrected, and the Diablo Immortal hype!

Also talked about NYC suing Activision Blizzard and Bobby Kotick, shareholders against the merger, Kotick trying to convince stockholders to vote against a harassment report, Covid at PAX East, diversity and accessibility in gaming, Bungie supports reproductive rights, and content from the Diablo Community.

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/05

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GitHub wants people who contribute code there to enable one or more forms of 2FA (two-factor authentication) by the end of 2023.

This link goes to GitHub's blog post about it:

github.blog/2022-05-04-softwar

New on my Redbubble!

I posted a piece of art that I drew on a day when I desperately needed coffee. You can buy it on shirts, phone and tablet cases, stickers, mugs, and more.

The piece is titled: "Temple of the Coffee God". I'm posting the art with a watermark here. It does not have a watermark on Redbubble.

redbubble.com/shop/ap/10977360

It is also on my Ko-fi, with a watermark, for those who want to view the art there.

ko-fi.com/jenthorpe

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 357 is titled: "Immortal Forever".

In this episode, I bring you up to date with the unionization efforts in Activision Blizzard (and other gaming companies). Also mentioned the shareholder's vote.

James Hong (Covetous Shen in Diablo III) is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

Also talked about "The Infernal Race" (the first Ladder season in Diablo II: Resurrected) and Diablo Immortal being released not only on mobile but also on PC!

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/04

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New episode of Words of Jen is up!

In episode 097, I shared how I prepared to do a one-off of "The Baby Tiefling Candy Heist". It was my first time being a DM. You can read the blog post, and listen to the audio of the game, here:

bookofjen.net/baby-tiefling-ca

image description: Colorful beads that look like gumballs by Katie Rainbow on Pexels

Siri has a Non-Binary Siri voice!

It is listed as "Voice 5". You have to download it on your phone (but it doesn't take long).
I have done this, and I love it!

Details in this article:
osxdaily.com/2022/04/21/how-to

Representation is important.

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 556 is titled: "It's Happening!" Could this be the announcement for the launch of Diablo III?

I also talked about the ongoing Activision Blizzard lawsuits, changes to their Board of Directors, and the indication that Bobby Kotick might not get a "golden parachute" after the Microsoft acquisition.

Also talked about updated in Diablo II: Resurrected, and highlighted content from the Diablo community.

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/04

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I wrote an article on Blubrry's Podcast Insider blog. It is titled: "Tips For Using Discord As A Podcaster".

blubrry.com/podcast-insider/20

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 355 is titled" Interference"

In this one, I talked about a new Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, a Diversity job fair, Vicarious Visions, and a lot about the California Governor interfering in a Blizzard Activision lawsuit.

Also talked about the survey that (maybe) had a question about NFTs, the Horadric Cube Giveaway, Diablo II: Resurrected Patch 2.4, and a brief review of Diablo III Season 26.

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/04

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New blog post on Book of Jen!

It is titled: "Why Unions are Necessary".

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It started as a Twitter thread, which I left up for a while. Put the thread - and lots of additional details - into a blog post.

image description: A group of people wearing sweaters who are putting their hands together. Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 354 is titled: "Union Busting Is Disgusting".

In this one, I talk about Activision Blizzard offering to make all their QA workers full time - and give them at least $20/hr. Except... they intentionally excluded the Raven workers who are trying to unionize.

Also talked about gaming companies that are offering work from home positions. Pointed out the amusing (and creepy) things the Diablo Twitter account posted. And spent some time talking about what to expect in Season 26 of Diablo III.

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/04

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Happy International Asexuality Day!

:flag_asexual:​ You are valid :flag_asexual: You are loved
:flag_asexual: You are wonderful

New episode of Shattered Soulstone is up! Episode 353 is titled: "Yeah, Gonna Need Ya to Come In..." Activision Blizzard wants workers to come back to the office - and has removed their vaccine mandate 🙄​

I also talked about various Activision Blizzard lawsuits, pushes for FTC to investigate the merger, and more.

In addition, I point out the women who work for Blizzard that were highlighted in the past week, and review the updates and newly released information about... well, all the Diablo games.

shatteredsoulstone.com/2022/04

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To all the people who are out, and to all the people who are not out yet -

:trans_heart::trans_heart:​ You are loved. You are valid. You are wonderful! :trans_heart::trans_heart:


image description: Photo of a chalk drawing of the trans flag by Katie Rainbow on Pexels

New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Monk was finally strong enough to complete a Greater Rift 20 solo!

This matters, because completing that objective meant she would obtain the last two pieces of the set she was using.

100 turned out to be the magic number of Paragon Points.

bookofjen.net/season-25-greate

image description: A Monk is wearing a full set of armor. She has butterfly wings. She carries a gigantic cleaver weapon that has a skull with horns on the top of it. Next to her is a monstrosity of a unicorn.

New video on Book of Jen!

In this one, my Diablo III Monk unintentionally found a portal to the cow level (on Torment IV difficulty).

bookofjen.net/season-25-not-th

image description: A large, gold colored, cow stands on her back feet. She throws lightning at my Monk.

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