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.
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!
grs resource request, boots absurdly appriciated
weirdly niche request, but can anyone who's had/is having mtf grs send me the post-op instructions given to them by their surgeon?
the instructions my surgeon gave me are like, half a page long and really vague and im very stressed haha, im looking for more guidance ya know
advanced mastodon etiquette
(not a subtoot; this is a thing I try to re-announce every so often as a weirder.earth mod)
if you're writing a long public thread to a slow local timeline, you can avoid filling it up with your own toots by making that first toot public, & the rest of them "unlisted."
if you indicate in the first toot that there's more (whether by context, or saying something like "long thread" or "1/?"), people who are interested can still click through to read the whole thing!
the german name for the species translates either to ore-raven or arch-raven (as in archenemy, archangel etc.). i haven't found out about the etymology of the name yet but odds are i'll anyways continue to think of them as archravens. :)
In other #mastodogs news...
One of the best games is to put treats in a box and put it on the floor for him to get out. It's so funny to watch.
He used to push the box all around the room but now he's learned he can put a paw on it and stop it sliding! He's gotten good enough at it that @QueenMollyBones now adds paper towels in the box to make it harder for him to get at the treats.
She'd been using tissue boxes, but today we tried him on a different shape of box.
The University where I work described the situation in unusually clear terms: "...we will all be making sacrifices in terms of abstaining from visiting friends, family and loved ones. This is being done so that our young people can continue with their education and businesses can remain open."
Spouse has had some nice praise for his podcast, but this tweet I just saw may be my favorite yet.
the best recommendation I can give for @500SongsPodcast@twitter.com is an accurate description, which is: a middle aged autistic man tells you, in extensive and meticulous detail, about his special interest, in half hour segments with content warnings and no ads. it's basically friendship.
Now under temporary local restrictions. Thing is the law is pretty emphatic but now I don't feel much interest in following the things that are only advice. Not least because they are wildly inconsistent. So I'll obey the law, and I'll stick to what I think is safe, but I'm not sure how far I'll go to follow advice that doesn't make any sense.
@alva probably the better way to say that is "so bad it's good". Basically it's liking something that you think is low quality, but has some type of attraction to you, particularly for mockery or because it explicitly is "not you".
You say you like it only "ironically" because you detach yourself from engaging with it with actual enjoyment.
I don't know, my opinion is that it's just a way to distance yourself from guilty pleasures
Here, have a wholesome story to kick off your day.
"Meet the London Birdwatching Collective Founded by and for People of Color"
Urgent, a real revolution
Hey Mastodon - so we here are going through a real student movement in India. If you can help tell me:
- alternate domains for email, docs etc
- alternate ways for quick comm during internet shutdown
- ways to protect your identity from online surveillance
- ways to keep yourself away from getting the right wingers attention on Instagram
- what else is needed for a revolution? IDK its my first one.
All help, is going to be rewarded with blessings. This thread will be shared with other protestors.
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