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Above: The thread that named the subgenre "sweetdark". I really like that name :blobheartcat:

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On gender as a spectrum 

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masculinity, hot take after an overdose on math 

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Okay, I want to try to focus my spare-time-project-energy for the coming months.
I will do my very best to restrain myself to three projects:

1. Getting to a minimal playable state, so y'all can start making small virtual gardens. I'm not good at graphics, so keep expectations low for the first release.

2. , a PHP fediverse server project by @InspectorCaracal . I'm thinking of making a zatnosk-experiments branch and just do my best to run wild with it.

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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.

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As now is the time of year when elderflowers bloom, it would be good for some related folklore.

In folklore Elder trees tended to be know for associations the faeries, often said to mark the homes or portals of faeries.

In Manx and Norse folklore it was believed the spirit of the tree would manifest as an old woman, and it was important to ask this spirit's permission before cutting off any branches or flowers, lest it result in bad luck.

In English folklore the elder was believed to repel malicious magic and witches.


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re: salty, pinephone, techbros 

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Instead of: "I usually hate [thing], but I liked this!"

...try: "This has given me a new appreciation of [thing]!"

Namely because the person who made the thing probably likes it a lot themselves, assuming it wasn't made for external purposes (a commission, job, etc.), and it kiiinda sucks hearing people dump on stuff you enjoy in a sideways manner.


a fantasy writer who sure has seen this before

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Politeness theory, wikipedia link 

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Is there space on your homestead for one without youth and vigor
Is there room in your syndicate for the one who rocks and shouts
Does your committee have time for the one who stutters and struggles
Do these tiny homes come with ramps and aides
Will this new utopia hold space for us
Where do the elders sit
Where do the strange ones live
Where is the quiet place
Where we can go to mourn ourselves and others lost

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is punk inherently political

(boosts good to get more accurate poll results)

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@zatnosk @ctrlaltdog did nobody on the production team tell moffat that a "war doctor" is called a medic

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Yo, wanna see some gay cyborg DJ who plugged himself into synth? This is your lucky day!

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If ur not already, and I just assume everybody is, follow @kittybecca ! They’re so insightful and their posts on Judaism and all the intersections within have informed me on so much :QueerCatHeart_Bisexual:

USpol, Flint 

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Communism is distributing life essentials on demand in any amount necessary and figuring out the economics later.

Tap water is liquid communism.

tech, irony 

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someone in the star trek universe having a house that is entirely a holodeck on the inside, and the internal layout of the house looks perfectly normal except the rooms shift around to different locations when you leave them

I could almost make a dedicated comments-on-ben-lubar-posts account by now.

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emoji idea: 😎 but the sunglasses are slightly broke

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Addendum: turns out the dinosaur accent completely obscures my British accent so Grandad earnestly asked me if I was French, when I said "oh we're both British but he's been studying", he clapped and said "it's good that you have him to translate for you, he does a good job! You should learn French too, he can teach you"

Anyway Bilingual Grandad and French Grandson are my new favourite customers and they were only here for half term.

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Y'all I just gave the best theatrical performance of my ENTIRE LIFE to a whopping TWO PEOPLE I'm thrilled and distraught in equal measure

turning 30, creative output 

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The construction of the pyramids in Giza begins. Simultaneously, you decide to save $10,000 per day. You do not spend any money.

It is now 2020. There are 69 people who have more money than you.

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