#np Metallica - Dream No More
Thrash metal about Cthulhu mythos is my kind of jam.
Reminder that Smythe from BOOKS & BONE was interviewed on The Protagonist Speaks. He's just as amiably arrogant as ever.
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"Well, I suppose you’ll consider this twee, but when I was six I read about the bodies preserved in peat under the Elakkat marsh and I went out into the grounds with my little silver bucket and trowel to exhume a body myself."
Terra preta propagates itself and the benefits of making it last thousands of years. It holds water and nutrients better and increases agricultural yield because of the high carbon content. It also provides a home for beneficial bacteria, fungi microrhizomes and earthworms. And it increases soil pH, making it perfect for the acidic rainforest conditions.
They used wood charcoal, broken pottery, bones, ashes, compost and other materials to create what settlers called "Terra preta." At first whites didn't credit the indigenous people with making this soil. They thought it was volcanos or brought in by river flooding. But it was the people, and they had been doing it since 450 BC. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terra_preta
Much of the Amazon was planted and planned out by people. It took 4,500 years of soil building, careful plant selection and cultivation. Indigenous people did that. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-018-0205-y?WT.feed_name=subjects_evolution
“It is time to update the Nordic model for the Anthropocene. Nordic countries have it right when it comes to public healthcare, education and progressive social democracy, but they need to dramatically reduce their consumption if they are to stand as a beacon for the rest of the world in the 21st century.
The good news is that the high levels of welfare for which Nordic countries are famous do not require high levels of consumption.”
“For decades we have been told that nations should aspire to develop towards the Nordic countries. But in an era of ecological breakdown, this no longer makes sense. If everyone in the world consumed like Scandinavians, we would need nearly five Earths to sustain us.“
PROPOSED FROZEN REWRITE: elsa's parents suddenly remember "wait a sec, we're in fantasy 1800-somefuck, ice is a major industry for export! THE KINGDOM IS RICH! WE NOW HAVE AMAZING PROSPERITY!"
the movie is now about anna inventing the air conditioner because she wants to spend more time with her sister instead of elsa going on humanitarian missions to hospitals full of people with fevers.
at some point elsa makes a battleship out of pykrete, and it is fuckin' bitchin' as FUCK.
It appears that if an emoji shortcode is written in one place with spaces around like this then it's possible to also write it in the middle of a word like this wat, indicating that detecting and inserting emoji find shortcodes in two different ways in Mastodon.
I'd call this a bug #MastoDev
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