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Once more for the people in the back:

Put content warnings on your politics posts. I come to Mastodon specifically to avoid the horrible things in the news.

I don't care how urgently you want me to see it. In fact, adding a content warning will make me *more* likely to care, because it will give me time to brace myself.

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Anybody here keep meaning to reread ? Or to read it for the first time and see what all the fuss is about?

@squeedoodle and I are doing a reread starting December 1. Plan is 1 week each for Acts 1, 2, and 3, and then the Midnight Crew intermission for the end of December. (I have ideas of how long it will take to read later acts, but want to see what y'all think.) Discussion at .

Let us know if you're interested! ♈ ♉ ♊ ♋ ♌ ♍ ♎ ♏ ♐ ♑ ♒ ♓

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a philosophy of life 

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is the idea that, in this screwed-up world, showing kindness and empathy is a radical act of rebellion.

You don't just give to charity and respect people's pronouns because it's the right thing to do; you do it because fuck the patriarchy.

me: im going to bed
me thirty godforesaken minutes later:

I know everyone here talks about how estrogen makes people hot and how T is a disgusting hormone or whatever, but if you're a trans guy/transmasc and want to go on T, don't listen to that.

You can still be handsome/cute/pretty etc. once you go on T, even more so because you're happier with yourself! You can still be wonderful and attractive, what hormone you have in your body doesn't change that.

Caught in the act.

This Sulphur-crested Cockatoo has been helping itself to the seed I put out for the King Parrots.

#bird #birb #nature #AustralianWildlife #thief

Good morning worlds, good morning Planet!

Hello to the snow and the wind and the fire; hello to the heat and the cold and humidity. Hello my friends to north and south; greetings to the east and west.

Hello, hello, hello.

...Google is telling me that Hello literally comes from Holla!

#linguistics #etymology

(which means Ho, there, in French (ho là )

I never want Internet of Things in my house. But can I have LAN of Things?

Like why tf do I need to turn my heating on from school when I'm not in the house? I have a thermostat? And a timer? That work?

If I'm not at home, and often when I am, why tf do I want to see who is at my door? I'm not going to answer it.

Sometimes, however, I do have a need for remotely activating the coffee machine, or closing the curtains while I'm in bed. Just dont know why I need an internet connection for it...

@CoronaCoreanici @hafnia @Canageek I've been using "gentlebeings" for a couple of years. It always seems to go over well.

@starkatt I don't know if we would have found sonas if it weren't a "have fun RPing with friends" thing, and those sonas were the things that made us able to recognize ourselves as people the way we do now.

Fun isn't an indulgence, it's one of the ways people can understand their relationships with themselves and the world around them.

ablative is the most worrying descriptor you can add to anything

If someone says they're not "of Earth", apologize profusely and ask them kindly where they're from so you can update your greeting by saying what system everyone is from

Life Protip: avoid needlessly gendered language when teaching by referring to all of your students as "people of Earth", for example: "Welcome to lecture, people of Earth"

This probably reads as a joke but I legitimately used to open my lectures this way

It gets laughs and makes students who would otherwise feel excluded by saying something limited feel comfortable in your classroom

Also v good for proctoring exams, etc

Got this sticker from my local LGBT community center, and it's like, clearly meant to be the lesbian flag but also the colors can't make up their minds and even the lines are different widths??
i like to think it represents being a Chaotic Lesbian, which i am, so

There were steps leading from the sea wall into the water.
"Don't you just want to follow them down?" a tourist said.
An artist, painting nearby, looked at him.
"You don't need steps to get into the sea," she said, "only to get out of it."
Her smile seemed to have too many teeth.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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