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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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i want phones that are larger, less waterproof, slower, with lower battery capacity, made by people who are paid more to work less, and i'm not kidding

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@anne Are fiction podcasts good too?

If so, she might like the Penumbra podcast

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@elilla @anne

seconding...
The Broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin
The Locked Tomb trilogy by Tasmyn Muir
The Tensorate Series by J. Y. Yang
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Lightspeed Magazine's Queers Destroy Science Fiction! and Queers Destroy Fantasy! editions
(these are a great way to get to know some authors you might not have found otherwise. also worth checking out the People of Colo(u)r Destroy! and Women Destroy! iterations)

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definitely look up the cws and reviews for all of these! many of them have quite heavy themes & content.

The Devourers by Indra Das
- one of the most beautiful books i've ever read. if i could convince your friend to read one, it would be this one. trans mc

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson
- lesbian mc

An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
- genderqueer/lesbian mc

The Salt Roads by Nalo Hopkinson
- queer mcs

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@anne these lean lesbian and fantasy, some sci-fi thrown in there. The following are listens for literary fiction, heavy themes check CWs before reading:

Her Body and Other Parts (Carmen Maria Machado)
In the Dream House (ibid)
Little Fish (Casey Plett)

also Lightspeed Magazine podcast has queer sci-fi shorts not unoften these days ^.^

also @lindenbow has shown me there’s a whole world of queer audio dramas to explore, haven't even started yet ^__^

#fiction #fantasy #sciFi #books

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@anne :) :> :D

Queers Destroy Science Fiction (short story collection)

Wayfarers trilogy

Broken Earth trilogy

Ascendant (aka Their Bright Ascendancy) trilogy

Girls Made of Snow and Glass

The Priory of the Orange Tree

Locked Tomb trilogy (ongoing)

The Great Cities trilogy (ongoing)

Tensorate series (ongoing, 4 books so far)

Of Fire and Stars trilogy (ongoing) (listen to prequel _after_ book #2)

No Man of Woman Born (shorts)

all read as audiobooks \o/

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@anne An Unkindness of Ghosts...I think is what it's called

Trans/intersex/sapphic sci fi

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@anne the wayfarer series by Becky Chambers has very good audiobooks!

There's some queer representation and she explores gender in some very interesting ways through different alien species that are main characters in the book. So it's not exactly trans but like there's people who regularly change genders and use body modifications to make that process easier!

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@anne the perfect assassin by KA Doore has m/m ace romance and a lovely audiobook. The Sol Majestic has m/m romance and much less stabbing, more cooking. I get a lot of my tbr list via KA Doore's birdsite, she compiles lots of queer sff lists and is a big fan of audiobooks too.

A friend likes queer/ace/trans fiction, of which the ebook market has made available a delightful variety, but she *much* prefers audio books. Has anyone got any recommendations?

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You know what we need? Songs that aren’t about “going home” for Christmas in any way shape or form.

“I Spend The Holidays With My Friends Because My ‘Family’ Treats Me Like Shit.”

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Where can I buy DRM-free e-books?

If you're wondering where you can browse amazing e-books that don't need additional software, devices, or accounts to read, here's a list!

libreture.com/bookshops/

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If your space welcomes "women & non-binary people" but excludes masc or AMAB non-binary people, you are not welcoming to non-binary people.

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I had the great good fortune to see a little of what's good about where I live now. It's so easy to forget, this year.

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