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 recruiter is now twenty minutes late to call me

I'm going to call that a red flag

time for a phone interview I'm not particularly invested in

aka I'm the usual amount terrified, but with no expectation that my effort will pay off

"The machine can show you your self in a parallel dimension. But only once."
"Even so, it's amazing!"
"There, it has scanned you. It calibrates on happiness."
"Do you want to see yourself in a better or worse life?"
"I... I don't want to..."
"That's what almost all say."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

*reads article about the cast of the next James Bond movie*

*stops reading out of frustration with a throwaway line about an upcoming Romeo and Juliet sequel film in which Rosaline is somehow a Capulet, because the whole point of Rosaline was that she was a safe match for Romeo*

(like if she's a Capulet because she marries Paris, that's fine, but I don't have that kind of confidence in the film industry)

I prefer musical instrument polish, but I have to make sure @Pyrite's around to help remove it

How is Adventure Sync working for me this week? Well, I put this egg in the incubator on Monday afternoon. It is now Wednesday, and zero distance has been picked up by Adventure Sync.

@signalstation This is pretty much how things work in Thailand, except with Strawberry Fanta instead of Mountain Dew. Soda is left out to please nearby spirits, in the place of blood sacrifices.

(Or at least that is one theory given as to why people leave out soda for spirits. Other people have alternate explanations. But they definitely leave out soda to please spirits.)


The gods asked us to build them a palace and to annually perform sacrifices such that the rivulets carved into the floor would run red and full, but what we found out is that the gods are so removed from our experience that they have no idea what blood actually is.

That's why our temple floors are flooded with Mountain Dew Code Red(TM) and our crops have never been healthier!



the hourglass pointer equivalent of my brain working on something

Everyone knows most Princesses speak to animals; some may even command them.

Princess Leyla took full advantage of her gift.

She organized hawks, eagles & falcons to hunt for her people, she herded lions & leopards to flank her caravans, she plagued a tyrants golden tower with rats & serpents, and she patrolled her rivers with crocodiles & hippos.

When she wasn't protecting her Realm, she had birds sing stories to her little stepbrothers.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

In other words, growing more plants can make a place less toxic. And honestly, that's a mood.

Phytoremediation is the practice of detoxifying an environment through several techniques, using living plants.

Some types of phytoremediation include:
• Extraction (plants pulling contaminants from soil and water via their root systems)
• Stabilisation (reducing the mobility of contaminants in the soil)
• Degradation (removing organic pollutants and breaking them down through plant metabolism)
• Stimulation (helping microbial activity in the soil to improve degredation of organic pollutants)

If you make a Niv-Mizzet Reborn deck, you have to call it Did You Mizz Me

sweary, working for free Show more

A group of researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully translated nerve impulses from the brain into words and sentences, in a paper published in Nature today:

They emphasize that this isn't mind-reading; they're picking up the signals that the brain sends to the facial muscles to create the speech, and this process relies on an electrode matrix being implanted in the brain. But it's still cool.

Today in "nice things about being an adult":

Nobody says anything when you sneak out of class to use the washroom

update: I have under 60 rows left in the second sleeve of my sweater! The end (of the sleeves) is in sight!

Two simultaneous feelings tonight: I am a monster, and I am doing the right thing.

Like Jules in the diner at Pulp Fiction, I'm trying real hard.

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