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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 

Greek alphabet: *looks over at exam paper of Phoenician alphabet*
Latin alphabet: *looks over at exam paper of Greek alphabet* #linguistics

Oops, guess I only posted the embroidery company's picture and not the hoopy finished towel. Here it is, straight from the guest bath. The entire bathroom is the color of that thread.

Including the ceiling.

And the back of the door.


Most of us don't hear this nearly often enough, so I want to just say – whatever it is you're trying to accomplish right now? I know you can do this. You're brilliant, and I believe in you 💚

"Who do you spin the sun-light into silk for?"

"Myself," she replied.

"For whom do you make this dress for?"


"For whom do you pluck stars to put in you hair for? A lucky gentleman?"


"For whom do you trim rainbows to make paint for your trimmed nails and smiling lips? A lucky gentlelady?"


"Then who are you putting in all this effort for?"

"Myself," she reminded, donning a mask and gloves to go to the store.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

The unicorn looked as though it was a piece of living night sky, dusky purple and black from nose to tail; horn and hooves obsidian in sheen but so much more resilient.

She lounged beside me, silent except for the wind in her mane.

Every so often she would tap my arm with the side of her horn and I would scroll back up the page I was reading.

"I wish you could read faster," I mumbled.

"You should savor the words more," she retorted.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

16th Century Bookwheels, the E-Readers of the Renaissance, Get Brought to Life by 21st Century Designers

The world is not unusually chaotic right now; the insulation that some of us had from the chaos has simply eroded away.

Now that more people can see the problems, this is a good time to work on fixing them.

Seattle current events, request for donation advice 

your regular reminder that censoring words l*ke th*s is actively counterproductive because it bypasses the filters that people set up for themselves

to take an innocuous example, if i use filters to block the word "orange", and you write "or*nge", you have now ensured that i will see a post that i have explicitly tried to get out of my timeline

Saw this today and I can’t explain why I thought it was so funny.

Otters know where to find the best shellfish because they have good mussel memory.

Piano Stream Time Poll 

Mastodon CW meta 

Best way to come out is to send your friend a link to Pridosaurs and tell them which one is your favorite

(I just got a text from someone I've known since kindergarten doing exactly this)

i think the coolest part of image descriptions is providing a clear explanation of what you’re trying to communicate with your image.

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