Pinned toot

Welcome to mastodon everyone! I love seeing all this art posted. But we do have some folks on here who don't see well, and they really appreciate it if you add a description to your images. Just briefly what you're showing people, so that they have some idea what they're looking for.

I know sometimes it seems like too much work, and if you can't you can't. But it does make your work accessible to more people, not least because more of us will boost it.

Pinned toot

If you're at all interested in an image, I recommend checking the caption (in the web client, it should pop up on mouseover).

Sometimes it's just enough description for someone who can't see the image, but sometimes it explains what you're seeing or tells you why it's remarkable.

Pinned toot

If you find your mastodon experience too political, too meme-y, too science-y, or just not interesting enough, choose who to follow more carefully. Unfollow some people who fill your timeline with boring stuff; it's not a personal judgement, and you'll still see it if one of your friends boosts their toot. And follow someone who posts the sort of thing you like. Check out hashtags from their cool posts.

Most of all, post the sort of thing you'd like to see more of!

Anne boosted

Can anyone recommend comedy scifi or fantasy along the lines of Discworld by authors of color? Or comedy eldrich horror too.

Thanks!

Anne boosted
Anne boosted

"Can you mend it?"
The artisan studied the shards.
"Was it enchanted?"
"Yes, to keep drinks at the right temperature."
"Hm. Can't fix that by hand."
The artisan put a Ring of Repair on, and pieced the cup together. The shards fused seamlessly.
"There."
"Wow. Um. Can you hug me?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Anne boosted
Anne boosted
How did we end up at a state where tech nerds who write down command and function references for their use-cases call them "Cheatsheets" and not "Grimoires"?
Anne boosted

"Extending lifespan of smartphones [by one year] would cut same CO₂ as eliminating two million cars"

Cool, make it more than just one year then.

Show thread
Anne boosted

Reading some #Lovecraft and I just can't stop noticing that the only horror he knows is xenophobia.

me: Okay, I get it Howard. They're foreign. What's the scary part?

HP: Don't you get it? They speak a foreign language!

me: Howard...

HP: Their skin isn't even white!

me: Howard...

HP: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn! Are you scared yet?

me: Dammit, Howard, I swear to god...

Anne boosted

I wonder if there is a market for a game where magic is some sort of geometry or algebra. Something that abstracts real mathematical objects into lines and stones and sticks and wands. I wonder if that would be fun? Could it be intuitive?

Anne boosted

As in many more of its aspects, Deus Ex's music was made at a time in which the technology and expectations afforded something expressive, tonally consistent, and identifiable, delivered by—today's standards—a small, inexpensive team, in quantity.

Show thread
Anne boosted

(My preferred strategy at this point would be vigils outside the clinic(s) by a selection of trans people with signs saying how many days they’ve been waiting. You wouldn’t need many on any given day, and it wouldn’t have to be the same people every time. Make it a public embarrassment, but with a human face. Sadly, though, I am Not Good At Organising and have no offline connections.)

Show thread
Anne boosted

"Oh, hi, nice to see you! I didn't expect to see you at a pub! "
"Well, the moon is full."
"Why, are you a werewolf?"
"A werewere."
"Weh?"
"I don't usually go out, but I was once bitten by an extrovert, so when the moon is full I crave company."
"Bitten?"
"Well, nibbled."
"Nice."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Anne boosted

Good morning folk and friends from far and near!

Today I wish you a positive change ✨

Anne boosted

"... and everything's horrible and there's nothing we can do."
"Hold on," she said. She stepped off the path to pick up a discarded water bottle.
"What are you doing?" he asked.
"There's a recycling bin a bit further up."
"Oh. Anyway, we're so powerless-"
"Let's do what we can."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Anne boosted

thinking about how paradoxically my adhd sometimes makes me look much more “organized” than some of my neurotypical friends because I need to put so much structure into my life in order for it not to completely collapse onto itself lol

Anne boosted

it is VERY cool. 100% wool, a thick red wool for the outside and a thin brown one for the lining

Show thread
Anne boosted

Queerphobia + queer rep in kids media, She-Ra season 2 spoilers; Part 1 

I just rewatched SheRa: Reunion and only now realized its about coming out

A lot of kids shows that try to be inclusive of queer kids choose to tell the story of a gay teenager coming out, experiencing homophobia, and then finding people who accept them.

That story is good and helpful for kids who are currently coming to terms with maybe not being straight, or who have started coming out to people. It tells them "hey, you're not alone in this. And whatever it is you're going through right now, there are people who accept and love you for who you are"

But when watching some of these movies from the 2000s, a lot of them seem quite backwards. Young children who grow up in more progressive environments might only learn about homophobia through storylines like that. Even if the underlying message is supportive of the gay character, there's still the idea of "according to all these people, something is wrong with you".

Anne boosted
Anne boosted

YOU: so the A in RAID stands for "Array"?
US: Yes.
YOU: doesn't that mean saying "RAID array" is redundant?
US: Of course. That's what the R is for.

Anne boosted

couple new wallpapers

got tired of seeing Arch Linux wallpapers with "muh waifu" and shit. so, here are a few with ladies running elegant-complex-streamlined tech from phone switches to NASA rocket thrusters

Anne boosted

Hey, a favor: anyone know any books on kids with Adhd (inattentive and hyperactive type) that has good parenting and education information and isn't ableist?

Show more
Beach City

Beach City is our private beach-side sanctuary for close friends and awesome folks. We are various flavors of trans, queer, non-binary, polyamorous, disabled, furry, etc.