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a philosophy of life Show more

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@daHob
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.

Praying that I wake up tomorrow and my email tells me I have a job

me: *puts my phone in a different pocket than usual*

me, 2 honest to god seconds later: oh my god where the fuck did i leave my phone

Honestly? Where are the
a e s t h e t i c
posters?

I feel that Mastodon Culture is too focused on shitposting and being a descendant of Weird Twitter and we're missing out on some really good other aspects of Online Life (OnLife)

Gimme them soft gradients and cozy nostalgic images and music that sounds like Animal Crossing

why are mythical and D&D salamanders fire beings, when irl salamanders are amphibians that need to stay wet all the time

Just a random factoid. One of the ways that we can track the diffusion of chess across Europe is by looking at laws and sermons that advocated banning the game or banning betting on the game. (Yalom, "Birth of the Chess Queen")

Yalom's book is interesting because she went in with one hypothesis (Was the modern chess queen linked to Mary?) and came out half convinced of another (The earliest works with a modern chess queen are associated with Isabela of Castile and a German Dowager Regent.)

theconversation.com/games-blam

Hi, awhile back I spent a week on a road trip with my friends and a production crew. They ended up making this full on SHOW, which we are all genuinely proud of. I’d appreciate if you’d give Road Quest a look.

youtube.com/watch?v=tFVMs4Ru_j

do yourself the kindness of looking at something and saying "i'm not gonna interact with this"

Look, if I get to the last book of your trilogy (or more than 3/4s of the way through your stand-alone novel) and your main characters who are *supposed* to be partners are still sneaking around and lying to each other, you better *hope* I don't leave a review because my main take away is going to be that you wasted my time reading about characters who didn't learn fuck-all during the course of the story.

RT @loadingreadyrun@twitter.com
DICE FRIENDS Update!
Owing to illness, Cameron’s 3-session UNDER TORCHLIGHT adventure is being postponed, so tonight, Jeremy Petter (@GU1Duck@twitter.com) takes players @Kathleen_LRR@twitter.com, @sergeyager@twitter.com, @goatprince@twitter.com, and @EscherichiaCole@twitter.com back to Dry Gulch for a 1-shot: TROUBLE IN PEWTER CITY!

I already had one phone interview scheduled for noon today.

Then another recruiter asked to call at 1. Sure, why not?

Then a third recruiter decided to call me out of nowhere at 11.

It's shaping up to be a day.

Also one of the jobs I was excited about a couple weeks ago didn't get back to me on time and I've written in to ask what's going on.

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Surprise—I’ll be filling in as GM on @loadingreadyrun@twitter.com‘s Dice Friends stream tonight! I’m bringing along @benjamilt@twitter.com’s Maze Rats system, and we’re returning to my western/medieval Dry Gulch setting to explore ‘The Trouble in Pewter City’. 5-8 PST; twitch.tv/loadingreadyrun

the difference between "aaaaah" and "ahhhhh" is small, but significant

The Positivity Giraffe is here to say

*I don’t know what noise a giraffe makes*

Me 6 years ago: I need a job

Job market: You need a master's degree

Me 3 years ago: ok, got my master's, now what

Job market: You need a bachelor's degree

this “vanilla almond” granola isn’t actually vanilla-flavored; it’s just designed for people who aren’t kinky

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.