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content warning etiquette 

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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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a philosophy of life 

@DialMforMara @Teryl_Pacieco Moving this thread over here as part of a "rebrand" that will require me to redirect my Shop account to a new one

Maybe that'll push me to actually use this account for knitting stuff

@Teryl_Pacieco The one element of the story I haven't been able to work in is the "soft glow for the moon"
The star beads glow, and the whole shawl is a crescent, but I don't have a glowing moon
Maybe what I do is just a whole row of beaded stitches at the end of the night section

Good morning folk and friends from far and near!

Today I wish you creative inspiration or fuel ✨

y'all you know the fancy pokemon dress shirts

they do masks now

THEY DO MASKS NOW

pokemon.originalstitch.com/en/

MASKS WITH A DIFFERENT PATTERN FOR ALL THE ORIGINAL 151 POGEYMANS

I NEED THE JIGGLYPUFF AND WIGGLYTUFF ONES EXTREMELY BADLY

Hi all! Just got here. Please enjoy a pic of one of my 5 kitties. She's very smol and called Dot.

Today's gender is impatience and the smell of lavender.

update: just finished adding beads to the @Teryl_Pacieco shawl

got about 5 more rows in the section though
progress photo tomorrow when I finish that

Me, an hour ago: I am going to walk to the pharmacy once I'm done this thing

*sun sets before I finish*

Me, at 5 pm: who on Earth would go outside at this time of night?

So I've got one mouse with a perfect body and scroll wheel, but the laser isn't reading correctly and one mouse with a body and wheel with plastic and rubber rubbing off, I wonder if I could combined the two or that would just give me two broken mice?

Extra foxes protect against arthritis! science.sciencemag.org/content

(It seems the protein FoxO1 prevents arthritis in lab mice, and the amount of it you have goes down as you age)

twitter.com/Gavlebocken/status

the goat has not yet been burned, this is the longest period where neither goat has been burned, and this is also being a terrible set of years.

obviously the solution is to burn the goat

#burnthegoat

My writing teacher years ago: You neglect the senses other than sight, you need to work on that in your descriptions.
Me now, adding smells: ...wait can robots smell?
#AmWriting

Someone on twitter is working on a project about medical gatekeeping of trans people, so if you are on twitter and have experience with that you might want to reach out: twitter.com/transscribe/status

@makegodgayagain To which I’d add... don’t be afraid to ask people for CWs but do try to be polite and considerate about it, especially if you’re coming from a place of privilege. But if someone’s being an ass about it don’t be afraid to report them. Moderators are human beings and there’s more room for nuanced response than you’d get on a commercial platform.

Looks like Amazon is retiring the Goodreads API, which just another step towards basically abandoning Goodreads and folding it into some other Amazon service I guess: joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/good

My advice? Get off Goodreads while you still can (ie export your content) and move over to StoryGraph: beta.thestorygraph.com

A black-owned startup finally developing a viable alternative to Goodreads. Fuck yeah!

(Why not LibraryThings? Because, guess what.. it’s also owned by Amazon!)

I think I need a handle that doesn't rely on my name

@phildini @chr is there a way to change my handle without creating a new account?

(why is this the one thing Twitter lets you do more easily)

why does this box in this Japanese cartoon have Hebrew writing on it

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