NaNoWriMo, NaNoNosk update #1
THERE! I have now written the first 369 words on my #NaNoWriMo project. It's uploaded and readable on https://nanonosk.neocities.org/ and I will write it chronologically, so it's possible to follow along and read the story as I write it.
I'd love to receive positive words and feedback, but I'm not interested in criticism of any kind right now; my priority is quantity over quality right now, so I just want to write _something_.
Don't be fooled though. I'm pretty proud of these 369 first words right now, and with them I'm very much on track for my goal of 10000 words by the end of the month.
Yes, I am progressive.
Progressively listening to heavyer and heavyer metal as I age.
#np Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone (album)
[It's melodic death metal, I've just discovered them, and the music gives me the same feelings as when Amon Amarth was new to me ]
Hey all, it's the last day to get the ebook of BOOKS & BONE for $0.99!
It's spooky and fun and I'd really love for more people to read it.
It's on sale everywhere but Amazon, but you can get the Kindle version from itch.io. :)
You can also try the first three chapters for free!
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Imagine an ActivityPub server that gave all it's participants a vote to decide whether to federate with a new server, whenever a new server tried to interact in any way.
Bonus points: forcing follows from that server into pending until the federation permission is voted on.
Bonus points: opting out of such votes, to avoid having to consider new servers and trust the rest of the community.
For Halloween may I suggest obtaining and reading BOOKS AND BONE, by Victoria Corva @vicorva
I have not read it but several people I know read it and they have all loved it.
Read chapters 1-3: https://victoriacorva.xyz/books-bone-sample-chapters-1-3/
Toddler was suddenly curious what I was doing on my computer;
Then I closed mastodon to start the actual task I wanted to do before dinner, and the toddler started yelling "Stooooop" as one does when someone is doing something one doesn't want to happen.
Turns out the toddler liked the "phant" in the corner of my screen, and wanted to watch it on the big television.
Florence preparing for Crowdfunding
#Florence will soon™ launch their crowdfunding campaign.
For this we're looking for donation matching. It can be small (like $100), and it can be bigger (like $5000). Or anyhting in between.
You can be a private person, publicly or anonymously, you can be a company that wants to help support the kind of space we want to create.
If you want to help out with this feel free to DM me, preferably with an email that I can contact you on later!
And MONSTROUSNESS BEING CUTE. Monsters being charming. The horrible being made familiar, human, worthy of love.
I should probably stop going on about this as I'm sure you get the idea but I am just *so so taken* by this.
I want it to be an official subgenre.
I want to have a bookcase full of books like this.
*bouncing with actual excitement*
I'm now obsessed with @zatnosk 's suggestion of sweetdark.
This is the aesthetic sibling and thematic reversal of grimdark.
This is what I write.
I love it so much!
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Did you know? (CW: Fictional Necromancers)
I'm really hyped about some day reading the sequel to Victoria Corva's neat necromancer novel "Books & Bone"
[Link contains mild spoilers for the first part of book 1, but also links to where you can buy the book, so you can read it and be just as hyped as meeeeee]
@tom borders are a scam invented by the border industry to sell more borders
I made a map!
Based on the prep I did earlier today, and using a pretty nice tool called Inkarnate ( https://inkarnate.com ).
Feedback is more than welcome. This is meant as a sketch to help me plot travel and political intrigue in the world.
I repeat: Feedback is very welcome. I'm mostly fishing for layout / placement of stuff, and whether there's any geopolitical stuff I might have missed.
Parent, Feminist, Softwaremaker - in that order
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