a philosophy of life Show more
Learn what you can change; work to change it for the better.
Learn not to let what you can’t change destroy you; work to influence it in small ways that build up over time until you can change it.
Learn patience with the world.
Learn who you love; work to show them you love them.
Learn who loves you; work to show them you appreciate their love.
Learn patience with yourself.
Work to clear a space for yourself where you can spend some time not working.
Today's #Pokemon is Ribombee.
I felt weirdly good drawing today. Like I had more control over my pencil than I've ever had. Artists: does this represent some kind of breakthrough?
I want to help create a social media landscape where no one feels invisible or unheard. I don't know where to start, or if it's even possible, but no one should have to feel like they are trapped in a void due to lack of followers or quality shitposts or whatever.
The Erdös number is a measure of publication closeness to mathematician Paul Erdös. Anyone who's co-authored a paper with Erdös has a number of 1, anyone who's co-authored a paper with someone who co-authored a paper with Erdös has a number of 2, etc.
By some accounts, baseball player Hank Aaron has an Erdös number of 1. He signed a baseball alongside Paul Erdös when he was awarded an honorary degree, and many consider the baseball to be a publication.
meta, twitter/tumblr influx Show more
some of the new folks seem to not be getting this, so here goes.
twitter has social currency, masto has social currency as well.
twitter social currency rules:
- amass followers
- defend your territory
- demolish your opponents
masto social currency rules:
- share your life
- be yourself
- help others
as with anything, there's ways the latter's rules can be taken advantage of, but if you're thinking you can swap out one for the other, you're reading things wrong.
the reason you need to CW your nudes and porn isn't because someone might be at work. it's because someone might not want to see nudes or porn.
this message has been brought to you by the association of people in favor of content warnings that actually say what the content is.
Is Mastodona good site for artists to get commissions? I'm asking for a couple friends.
Yeah, I use anti-aliasing. Sometimes you just need something to take the edge off.
"I hear many things about the Devil, but I've never heard he is a great kisser."
The Devil gave me a blank look. "What."
"I guess we'll never know," I said.
He kissed me. He wasn't very good.
But if you ever hear I am a great kisser (and I am), I'll know who you heard it from.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
Thread: a really cool thing that students have told me about this term are "feminitives"—or basically just feminine endings on nouns. Russophone femininsts draw attention to women in non-traditional roles by ADDING feminine endings to words that don't usually have them.
e.g. vrach (doctor), vrachika (female doctor).
It's fascinating to me that this is the exact OPPOSITE of Anglophone feminist linguistic strategies. 1/
Nudity discourse (non lewd) Show more
Being naked is great. It can be empowering, liberating, stress reliving, confidence boosting, but most of all, comfortable!
People are wonderful in all their forms. Being comfortable in your own skin is such a great feeling.
Honestly I feel like people in general would be a bit better to one another if a lot of the silly taboos around mere nudity were wiped away. So go be naked! At home! With friends! Just know where you can be naked and it’s okay. =]
Things I accomplished this year so far (inspired by someone in my TL) Show more
Moved to a new apartment
Found my new fashion aesthetic
Traveled a bunch to visit family & partner's family
Got 3 written things published, 2 of them for money
Started a Mastodon instance
Taught people to play Magic
Started going to therapy and really working on managing my mental health
Hosted a dinner party
Became not scared of CBD
Became less scared of phone calls
Knitted most of a sweater
Drew Pokemon every day
Good morning and tootfriends!
Today I wish you a moment of reprieve or relief. ✨
@daylight Northward: to the north
Bedward: towards bed
Squidward: approaching an squid