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The world is a scary place, y'all. Things are getting worse all the time.

The actions of an individual don't really amount to a hill of beans in the grand scheme of things, but we're not an individual, we're individuals.

We're a community. We're a movement. We fix things, we make the world better.

Let's demonstrate what a better world might be like. Let's live like we are the first generation of the next world, rather than the last generation of the old world.

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ATTENTION EAST COAST TOY MAKERS:

We're exploring a vintage and DIY toy show in our home town of Ellijay, GA.

We're in north central, GA, foothills of the Appalachian mountains, about 2.5 hours from Asheville, an hour from Chattanooga, and an hour from Atlanta.

We're a little town, but every October, we're over-run with folks coming in for the annual DIY Arts and Crafts Apple Festival.

I think it would be the perfect time for a DIY Toy Show.

We have a couple of potential locations, and a few vendors already committed, but I wanted to test the waters and see who else might want to participate so we can decide which location to lock in, and start promoting!

If past years are any indication, the town will be all but overrun with an absolutely mind boggling crowd of folks looking for hand made art, and they could do a lot worse than some DIY toys.

If you might be interested in participating, drop a comment or shoot me a DM, so I can gauge the number of vendors and figure out if we'll be doing this at Ellijay Coffeehouse, Ellijay Makerspace or if we'll be working with another local business.

Of course, it won't be Assembly Required Asheville, but I think we could make this something special.

Who's with me?

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Gmail will block all third party mail clients starting from June: pmail.com/newsflash.htm

That is, unless they pay $4500 minimum for an audit :D

Stop using gmail and enabling their monopolistic practices, if you already haven't.

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Increasing mask compliance at furry cons by calling them "muzzes".

"omg oomfie put your muzz on! Why are you just standing there with your human face hanging out, this isn't normieville, yeesh!"

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free covid tests (u.s.) 

you can request free covid tests from the federal government again! this time we get 8 free ones

special.usps.com/testkits

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Brain: Tired
Me: Sleep?
Brain: No Sleep! Only Tired!

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*ahem*

if you can see the nest it came from, put it back
if it's safe for you to do so, put it back
if it's a baby bird you found
lying helpless on the ground
the best thing that you can do is PUT IT BACK!!

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Morning.

Fedi things I’ve noticed since I’ve joined:

1. There’s a lot of unique people here that are utterly different than me. NB, on gender journeys, furries, a kaleidoscope of sexual orientations, and many of them prefer Linux.

2. They all are having more fun, more real candid conversations, and bonding digitally than anything I observed in my decade+ on birdsite.

3. They seem to be fulfilling the original promise of the internet here in these verdant e-valleys while so much of the rest of discourse and networking is scorched earth on its way to ash.

4. I like it here.

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🌟 @kristall - Photos of natural crystals, gems, minerals etc.

🌟 @Monal - Free open XMPP Jabber messenger app for iOS and Mac

🌟 @umplus - Spanish-language astronomy website with photos of stars and space phenomena

🌟 @dzuk & @mutantstd - Designs emoji, stickers, emotes etc, also created the Mutant Standard emoji set

🌟 @MicroSFF - Very short stories that fit into a single toot, often with a fantasy or sci-fi theme

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#FediTips don’t use your legal name as your username when you sign up because there’s a pretty good chance you will want to change it within a year or two

This is not really a joke

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we're supporting a study on the role modders and rom hackers play in games preservation and archiving - if that description fits you and you'd be willing to participate in an interview, fill out the form here: forms.gle/ESVw2JzH6SXK95dcA

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One of my colleagues used to work in Tanzania on public health initiatives. One of her contacts is in need of $2k to create a safe house for LGBTQ members who are chased out of homes and are considered criminals by their government.

if you’re able, please donate to Glifaa at brightfunds.org/organizations/ who will then pass on donations to the Macao Center. attached some pics of construction begun with prior donations!

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*Paid* opportunity for BIPOC #TTRPG writers: We are taking submissions for Ma Nishtana Backdrops. What alternate setting will you dream up for a fight for freedom full of miracles and family?

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#introduction Hi everyone! I'm a Jewish game developer and science educator based in Brooklyn, currently Kickstarting a Passover storytelling game called Ma Nishtana. I love weird and whimsical art, personal and emotional stories, solo and two-player games, and ritual-based play. Find my work at gabriellerab.itch.io/

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I'm a grumpy queer dragon lady and this is my quiet cave for me and some friends.