asian american, muslim, and arab writers! look at this opportunity for a nine month paid fellowship for narrative nonfiction!
This is cool: People are hacking old games to remove the full-screen flashing effects so people with photo-sensative epilepsy can play them safely! https://www.romhacking.net//#article2423
why you should get the flu vaccine and why that relates to covid-19
Okay so jumping off from my previous point about how a vaccine for covid (in our current cultural environment in the USA) will not be able to eradicate the disease, let’s talk a little bit about disease ecology and infection diseases, and why vaccines for seasonal/multi-strain illnesses are so important.
⚠️i’m not an immunologist, this is not my speciality, if one of y’all who is wants to add to this go for it⚠️
Today I found out my rl pal Leo makes webcomics. Really good science fiction webcomics! Beautiful and interesting style choices and good writing and an interesting backstory!
Check out "Mesmers" on Tapas https://tapas.io/series/Mesmers/
We now have two ways to buy QBIPOC Stickers, the profits of which will go towards QBIPOC families! You can send me an invoice directly to my paypal, tbh this is best for orders of more than 5 stickers OR you can shop my Etsy shop (where i'll soon be listing other stickers)
Does anybody want a cute little black cat? She is friendly and reasonably well behaved. My girlfriend picked her up off the street. She does not have any health issues, but may be pregnant and so can't be spayed or vaccinated and you also may actually be receiving several cats if you take her. I understand that it is not an overly appealing offer but she will likely be headed to a shelter soon if we can't find another home for her. We are in Rochester, NY
How are you doing after The Move? I've been reading your toots. I want to know how you are doing rather than what you are doing.
Microblogging was a mistake. An attractive, candy-colored, addictive mistake.
Microblogging was a mistake.
An attractive, candy-colored, addictive mistake.
I will never actually implement it but sometimes I look at what the popularity of Twitter has done to the shapes of our conversations and I want to mandate a *minimum* post length here.
Mastodon's default limit of 500 is a start but not really enough. Every instance that raises the limit into the thousands of characters or beyond is doing a great thing by providing a way to wean people off of short, staccato exchanges and give them the opportunity for thought and nuance in a text box they have been trained to dump thoughts into. It looks short at first but it just keeps on growing and growing as your thought takes shape, and you can actually go back and *edit* the fucking thing.
But really I still miss when goddamn Livejournal was where all my online social shit happened. People could still be dicks on it, don't get me wrong! it wasn't set up to encourage and enforce hot takes, though; it wasn't built to make a ton of money by farming your outrage and stress and turning it into ad views!
(Which is really a problem with ALL modern social sites, everyone wants to become the next Zuckerfuck and there is no way to do that without strip-mining your users' attention. But I've sung that song more than once and don't care to sing it again today; I've got shit to do.)
(This post brought to you by watching a disagreement actually get *resolved* thanks to the power of replies that are long enough to have some fucking nuance, instead of blowing up into a multi-day shitstorm of too-short replies going back and forth.)
I released my big pixel font under the Open Font License! 19k+ characters with full Hangul and good Chinese/Japanese support in addition to a hefty set of European characters.
It's meant for pixel art games to make localisation easier, but you're welcome to use it for anything you like.
Download the TTF file and view additional notes if you're curious:
Seattle Free Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone aesthetic photos and my take
The story of the CHAZ is amazing
when social media and the news seem to indicate that protests are slowing down, they're only getting stronger
record numbers of people are protesting, the police are faltering, politicians are starting to give
places like this are starting to show up in major cities across the country, places where police aren't allowed, everything is peaceful and community is flourishing
these autonomous zones are what I want humanity to be, full of compassion and caring. We shouldn't stop fighting until the old systems are abolished in favor of this
for those of you protesting in seattle, the NLG Seattle arrest hotline is still at:
write the numbers on your arm, write the words to your brain.
Some writerish guy. He/they.
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