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about this account, read this if I've unfollowed or softblocked you or blocked your domain, all's well 

For a healthy relationship with social media, some of us who are artists & writers need one account where they're "on," & another account where they're "off."

My public creative works (such as my comic & books that I write) & my community-oriented activity will be on my other account, @frameacloud@weirder.earth while this account will be strictly a quiet place where I talk with a few of my friends sometimes.

Since I'm not interested in having my public posts from this particular account spread far, I've taken a few actions to help this feel like a quiet place for me:

1. I've reduced how many accounts I interact with here. I unfollowed or soft-blocked a lot of accounts. If I've soft-blocked you from this account, don't worry, we don't have any quarrel. It's just a change in how I use this account. Just follow the other account instead of this one. If I've soft-blocked you from this account, that doesn't necessarily mean that we aren't friends!

2. I've turned off boosts (echos), so that I only see posts written by my friends themselves.

3. I've blocked a bunch of unrelated Fediverse domains. If you find that I've blocked your domain, that's probably why. I don't have any ill will against those domains or the good people on them. I'm just turning down the volume in this particular social media space.

about this account, read this if I've unfollowed or softblocked you or blocked your domain, all's well 

For a healthy relationship with social media, some of us who are artists & writers need one account where they're "on," & another account where they're "off."

My public creative works (such as my comic & books that I write) & my community-oriented activity will be on my other account, @frameacloud@weirder.earth while this account will be strictly a quiet place where I talk with a few of my friends sometimes.

Since I'm not interested in having my public posts from this particular account spread far, I've taken a few actions to help this feel like a quiet place for me:

1. I've reduced how many accounts I interact with here. I unfollowed or soft-blocked a lot of accounts. If I've soft-blocked you from this account, don't worry, we don't have any quarrel. It's just a change in how I use this account. Just follow the other account instead of this one. If I've soft-blocked you from this account, that doesn't necessarily mean that we aren't friends!

2. I've turned off boosts (echos), so that I only see posts written by my friends themselves.

3. I've blocked a bunch of unrelated Fediverse domains. If you find that I've blocked your domain, that's probably why. I don't have any ill will against those domains or the good people on them. I'm just turning down the volume in this particular social media space.

voice resources for trans people on T 

This article was just published a few months ago. It has a detailed timeline of voice changes.

Tessa Romano, "Types of Testosterone Therapy and their Effects on the Voices of Transgender Singers," Journal of Singing, Vol. 78, no. 3., 2022, nats.org/_Library/JOS_On_Point

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I just decided my weirder.earth should be my art account, while my dragon.style should be my personal account.

Just posted today, "Cast, page 1" is the newest page of Theri There, my comic about therians and otherkin. You can read it (with accessible transcript) and write comments at:
therithere.dreamwidth.org/2264

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We're in the last 31 hours of the "TTRPGs for Trans Rights in Texas!" bundle - there's tonight and tomorrow and that's it.

- 🎒

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parenting in a tech dystopia 

gonna be training my kid to recognize
Which Face Is Real?

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Admin note:
Please make your CWs descriptive. Communities use them for informed consent, not auto-hiding irrelevant info. If your choice of CW phrasing requires foreknowledge of current events to filter an upsetting topic, it's not serving its purpose.

This comes up a lot, but I'm currently speaking about referring to "Texas" or "politics" without making it clear that you're writing about transphobia. One word CWs are great but they should be the actual warning. If it would be something distressing in itself you can always use a more general warning and provide a specific "TW:..." line within, with more information for too-hasty clickers or user filters.

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what's up gamers, anyone know how to deal with a stalker without the police being involved?

I wonder if anybody has modified a pulse oximeter to play computer games with it or on it yet.

*notices the return of the rar button in this instance*
*clears throat*
rar

The HEPA filter in my room: *changes its indicator light to red & spins up its fan louder*

Me: oh, u sniffed a dirt?

I wish Dapper Dragon Scale Polish hadn't been discontinued immediately after I found out it existed.

Sorry, I don't accept follows from people who are under 18.

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> Congratulations! You are now eligible for The Wikipedia Library.
> Over 90 of the world's top subscription-only databases, free for Wikipedians of all backgrounds

Wow, I can now access the entire MIT Press and JSTOR database. {{citation needed}} is an easier job now. wikipedialibrary.wmflabs.org/ #Wikipedia

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re: wheelchair vr 

@frameacloud @rats

*raises hand*

so, augmented reality and accessibility are...deep interests of mine, and this interface (treadmill style for navigating VR in an actual wheelchair) is absolutely doable...and currently outside my space constraints to implemement.

Have been looking at a way to make a pokemon-go-esque clone something accessible for my partner, and I was looking at suspending the chair slightly and just using rotary encoders.

The "feel" of inertia is not there...yet...but am contemplating / testing different brakes to give a feeling of drag eg rolling up a hill, with a travel motor to help the feel of rolling down and the wheels spinning in your hands.

Long project. Nothing to release yet. Needs integration with an actual VR system instead of my microcontroller with testbed with trimpots and a "test" button.

Absolutely doable tho, with a bit of hackery and time...

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i am once again asking for video games with wheelchair using protagonists that arent relying on the same dozen ableist tropes i've seen all my life

"we can't add wheelchairs to (game) how will they get to (important location)?!" is not the defense you think it is

(this is more "lamenting out loud" but if you do know of any i'm all ears)

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Looking for linux distro recommendations 

Anyone know of good Linux distros that are beginner-friendly, but aim to expose the user to and teach them about what makes Linux different from Windows, rather than paper over it in an attempt to be "familiar"? I could have sworn there was one with a built-in command line tutorial or something that I heard about a while back, but I forget what it was called.

This wouldn't be for me. It would be for someone who could easily contact me with questions if they need help.

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Hey folks, i need some recommendations for queer fiction!

Know of a good author making wonderful queer fiction? Let me know!

Im looking for diverse stories featuring queer characters, but i really wanna avoid sex scenes or sexually charged narratives (im too ace and traumatized for that).

I really love sci fi and fantasy novels and series, and just finished reading the Gideon the Ninth series. Bonus points if it features disabled and/or neurodiverse characters!

Boosts very welcome!

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Christmas + 

I was just telling my family about NORAD Santa Tracker, live now: noradsanta.org/en/map

And reading aloud its origin story: voroxpete.tumblr.com/post/1548

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