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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.

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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.

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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!

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The only thing that makes humans special is that we've developed all these various traits, we've gained many dozens of the aspects of intelligence, and we've gone on to develop a technological civilization. We've gotten so arrogant that we couldn't fathom that animals could be intelligent, when in reality their intelligence was staring right back at us. Even PLANTS have been proven to be far more aware of their surroundings than we first thought. In 2014 we found out that *Mimosa pudica,* a plant known for its rapid recoiling movement, is now understood to have habituation and memory. MEMORY. It doesn't even have a nervous system! We don't understand HOW it remembers things! But it DOES!

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The old TV had been sitting there longer than anyone could remember. An antique, kept for ornamental value, an old wooden case hiding its boxy cathode ray tube and framing the rounded screen.

It no longer seemed to work. Switching it on only made it emit a faint whine, as the screen somehow took on an even darker shade of inky black.

No one ever looked closely enough to notice that the reflections in the screen never showed what they were supposed to.

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#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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old man wants to be let into the kitchen (he knows how to open doors, but this is him asking nicely).

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Content warning 

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It's 2020, we need to start telling people that "I might mess this up but I'm gonna try" is not an appropriate response to pronoun announcements

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It's International Nonbinary Day!

hello, it is me, an international nonbinary 🇺🇸​➡️​🇬🇧​💜​💟​💚​

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This site is like Chatroulette but for webcams pointed out people's windows window-swap.com/window – I'm currently watching a cat in Qatar get excited by a bird outside 😻

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I'm the kind of person who sees the new Nintendo × LEGO set and nods, but completely looses their mind when they see the BACK OF THE TV!!!!!

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GROS #internationalnonbinaryday thread / dysphorie mention / emphase sur le ressentit 

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today I am thinking about the basilica (a rectangular multi purpose structure) and how it became the building of choice to take over for the very early christian church

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"Pope John Paul II further simplified the ceremony for the Great Jubilee of 2000 for safety reasons; previously, debris had fallen on Pope Paul VI while striking down the door. Workers had removed the concrete before the ceremony of the opening of the door so that the Pope only had to push on the doors with his hands."

Pope John Paul II deprived us of popes taking sledgehammers to a big old brick wall. Inexcusable, really.

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happy non-binary day! I’m here to remind you that if your binary gender isn’t fitting well, feel free to cut some holes in it or sew some buttons on

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Really interesting example of a privacy issue highlighted on r/privacy yesterday:

> visited a roommate's place and was bombarded with ads about engagement rings when I used his wifi. I asked him if he was going to propose to his girlfriend and he was shocked I found out. Helped him install PiHole/network wide ad blocking before she found out.

reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

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I wrote a thing on my (mostly tired) feelings about #InternationalNonbinaryDay (and other queer days of visibility). I'd love for a lot of people to read it. zigg.com/2020/the-drain-of-sel

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@zigg's blog post is so good!

"There’s a lot of apology, which I know doesn’t come from a bad place, but violently grabs hold of my empathy anyway, draining me, leading me to feel like I should be making someone else feel better." Ain't that a big mood.

And: "There’s an in-joke going around about how it’s our birthday today. Which, you know, is kind of apt when you think about all this. I don’t wish myself a happy birthday. I wish you a happy birthday. And I bring you gifts."

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I wish all the other #nonbinary people out there a happy #InternationalNonbinaryDay.

Remember: the white stripe in the #trans pride flag is intentional put there for us from the beginning on

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and then god created enbies and he was like "oh shit thats tight these people are actually in my image, way moreso than male and female"
- genesis 1:27.5

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