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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.

we're seeing unprecedented friendliness levels

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Registration #A585004 - 1962-05-28
Title: The adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Author: TWAIN, MARK
Claimants: Crowell-Collier Pub. Co.
No renewal record found.
catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/

The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

One of the teams I work on at my awful day job is between leaders.

I have been chosen to explain to the transitional leadership what we've been working on.

Time to explain to them just how little power I have *cracks knuckles*

My paper was accepted today. 3D printing of chemical data in parts.

You can read the open access version here: chemrxiv.org/articles/Piecewis

Or you can wait for it to appear in CrystEngComm

#3Dprinting #RealTimeChem #Chemistry #

@Canageek @DialMforMara I wish I knew more about the backstory behind these, because they only show up on extras, and only early in the first season. there was a lot of promise there. riker in a short skant and tall boots? hell yes.

Fedi is like a comedy show and a burlesque show and an art show and a TED talk and a court trial all going on at once, on the same stage, and all the participants are engaged in each of those all at the same time.

Star Trek TNG envisions a future of radical gender equality where everyone wears minidresses and leggings on formal occasions

Hey, I have a blind friend who might want to join us on the Fediverse. Does anyone have a guide to accessibility etc that might be more useful than me just sending her a link to an instance?

all masculinity is not bad! masculinity is not inherently bad! masculinity is valid!!

there are people -- cis, trans, and otherwise -- who are doing masculinity SO RIGHT. and i love them.

they will be the ones that heal it. encourage them. you don't have to be masculine to help. and never discourage someone from being who they are.

if masculinity is not for you, don't shit on it. there are masculine people trying to live their lives.

James Nicoll is looking for young folks (born after 1990) to participate in the next round of Young People Review Old Science Fiction james-davis-nicoll.dreamwidth.

Hi hello good evening the rainforest is burning. If you're in the US, you might not know what you can do to help. Here's some ideas:

cnet.com/how-to/the-amazon-rai

It's mostly "donate" and "sign petitions", but every bit helps until we find better collective actions.

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Wandering Shop

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.