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When I think of a future with Open Social Media, I imagine three pillars.
1) Microblogging (ActivityPub), for sharing thoughts with strangers, ephemeral community building, and broad+global reach.
2) Forum / Stable Community (no good solution yet, AFAIK), for discussing, planning, buying/selling locally. All within a distinct group of people, membership of which can be managed.
3) Peer2Peer (Scuttlebutt?), for talking directly to friends, family, nearby people, and easily sharing files.
We're a Mastodon instance for fans of the Pokémon Franchise!
Enhanced Mastodon features thanks to the glitch-soc fork (doodles, local-only posts, and more!
Custom emojis for every Pokémon, and @mutstd emojis
A friendly community, protected from hostile instances in the federation
Do you want to join a new instance, or know a Pokéfan who wants to join Mastodon?
Consider joining or telling people about donphan.social!
what does ur home screen look like??
It’s been a month so I’m bringing this thread back https://instance.business/media/e8nohtJYw7-sZKHgC0U
If anyone feels inspired by this idea, please run with it and do whatever! Create new media! Break the system!
#crazyidea that I won't have the resources to do for at least 10 years:
A science fiction audiobook slash metal music piece. At least half the book is various forms of metal music, that emphasizes the events, mood and themes at that point. The "lyrics" to the music is a continuous part of the novel, with no repeating phrases or choruses, other than what would be appropriate in a regular novel.
Okay, so dating is definitely happening. Nice.
Next milestone: Marriage and/or Kids after meeting on Mastodon!
I kinda hope this milestone take a few more years to reach - no need to rush it :)
Soooo... Has anyone started dating after they met on Mastodon, yet?
Two neighbouring rulers declare war on each other, but just as they are about to send their armies into their first major skirmish they see one another for the first time and it's love at first sight. Their power struggle then becomes a power snuggle.
I don't know what a power snuggle is, but suggestions are welcome. I just needed that phrase out of my head after having it for a week or so.
We should do a lot more stuff like this. It is a comic called 'The women soldiers
It is funded by the UNESCO Series on Women in African History and is CC-BY-NC-SA licensed.
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I'm opening up emergency commissions because I really, really need help. Between being put on more expensive medication and very slow job search, I'm in an extremely tight spot this month. "Struggling to pay my rent" kind of tight.
The base pricing sheet is below, but I can work to accommodate any budget. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also help by buying me a ko-fi: https://ko-fi.com/donavajgand
Every supporter gets my Photoshop brush set. I'll do a sketch for 3+ coffees, just tell me what you want in the description.
Boosts help immensely!
..except through actual follows, it seems. But conversation fetching fails and I can't pull in posts by posting the url in the search box.
What. I had some SSL problems yesterday, and now my server can't fetch posts from mastodon.social or dev.glitch.social.
You don’t have to post RTs on Mastodon— you can just start your own conversation here Show more
Fun fact: you don’t have to port entire thoughts and arguments and points from the birdsite in the inherently aggressive and argumentative tone that they use over there to discuss something that’s important to you. You can start a whole new conversation, here, on the same subject, using CWs and also just talking about it with your own words! In fact, I encourage everyone to do that!
I just added "reddit.com" as a filter in uBlock origin, to stop me from going there all the time. I just get angry and frustrated, and the good parts aren't worth it.
Ideas in a slack channel on a more human-friendly approach to social networking:
One of these days, I want to collect as many posts on a single new shortlived meme, and analyse its spread and popularity by looking at timestamps, boosts and favs.
"the a meme" is now gramatically correct.
You're move, grammar nazis.