Pinned toot

a philosophy of life Show more

Pinned toot

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.

The woods were eerily quiet.

Wind rustled the leaves.
There was no buzz of insects nor a bark, chirp or growl of ANY creatures.
Somewhere water trickled.

Despite the trees, it felt so empty.

"Keep walking," urged the guide in a stern whisper.

Despite the emptiness, sharp eyes followed them.

The Dryad's Forest - so named for she had never stopped growing - had the most curative herbs & cleanest air; but the hungriest roots...

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy #Dryad

I respond to medical industry customer service surveys

Elon Musk Show more

🎵Boot loop,
You’ve really fucked up my phone
Stuck on one screen, it won’t start
Now I don’t get to call home 🎶

If you have a typical undergrad math degree, how far back in time would you have to go to be the best mathematician in the world?

concept: Poison Ivy, but written to reflect most of the women in STEM i actually know, not somebody's sexy fantasy

because she isn't a conventionally pretty sexpot, she hides in plain sight to basically everyone - batman included - for a good long while. ('cause that mousy-dressing woman with the glasses is, like, the secretary, right? not important.)

she still makes her own costume out of plants. with pitcher plants.

"nice costume," says batgirl

"thanks, it has pockets!!!" she replies

i mean just ponder Poison Ivy, but with her hair up in a practical bun, sensible boots on (absolutely NO high heels or open-toed shoes are ALLOWED because of BASIC LAB SAFETY), who has made her plant costume into a sensible two-piece with pitcher plants at her hips that she can shove her hands into happily because pockets!!!

(batgirl is low-key jealous. it looks so comfortable! nicely loose! and POCKETS!)

of course that's in my "make me director, DC" dream movie where no major male characters show up

at all

minor characters, maybe. maybe voice on the telephone. but faces on that screen lol

as harley quinn and poison ivy, after their marriage, declare they're going to really go straight this time and then end up falling into "crime" once more, mentored by catwoman, in the art of "these things are technically illegal, but morally right, so what's batman gonna do about it huh"

So this morning’s project is getting my old Pixel phone out of a boot loop

@Canageek is helping but I’m still feeling panicky

For the publication I'm writing, I have to add image descriptions for accessibility and I'm kinda glad I'm already used to doing this, thank you Mastodon.

finished commission for @kistaro ! sie requested two flat color portraits of hir dragon sona (sie/hir) in pride colors. the chameleonic scale patterns were really fun to work with! thanks for the commission!

Is there anyone working on a federated Pinterest -like system? The thing is so full of spammy, clickbaitey promos it’s now near unusable for me. I wa so excited when it started for an organizable, visual bookmark aggregator, but I barely try anymore.

poor people's campaign, 2020 Show more

Hi everyone--we've had a big influx of spammers and trolls lately, so far all on other servers. Please report them when you see them, and make liberal use of the block button.

This current wave is pretty obvious trolling with blatantly racist content. I encourage folks to report the account and not respond. We will suspend these assholes as the reports come in.

"Can... Um. I'd like to borrow this, please."
The librarian looked at the sword, and the girl holding it.
"That's strictly for secondary world use."
"I... Yes. Um. I know."
"Good. Will you need fencing manuals, or will a master train you?"
"I don't... Books, please?"
"Of course."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Do you enjoy following someone's own posts, but they boost a lot of stuff you don't care about?

Did you know you can just mute their boosts without muting their posts?

1. Go to their profile page

2. Click on the menu button (the three dots in a column)

3. Click on "Hide boosts from..."

(Note: this only works with Mastodon accounts.)

#MastoTips #Mastodon

The latin name of the caracal is Caracal Caracal?
Oh, science. Never change.

My entry into this years 3D printing contest. Its based on actual X-Ray data my boss took years ago. Made with a mixture of Mercury, Meshlab, Solidworks, and Magics. You can see the preprint on how I did it here, including the files in this image and video tutorals:

Let me know if you have questions!

#3Dprinting #RealTimeChem #ChemTwitter

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