Pitch: self-driving cars but they're on rails and carry hundreds of people and have an operator and they're called "trains" instead.

I am tired and wish to today from bed. The dog has other plans for me.

Infinity war spoilers 

If you haven't yet, watch NK Jemisin's acceptance speech for the 2018 Hugo for Best Novel.

Thought from context on the birbsite:

Be the helpers that Mr Rogers wanted you to look for in the world.

So far, my WorldCon 76 experience has been comprised of roaming from conversation to conversation and *I love it.*

Yes, I know some bots are fun/funny, but there needs to be rules for bots. Prefer a place that bans them all together, but at the very least, all should be required to have "BOT" in username. This is a problem on a lot of platforms, and yes, communities do need regulations, as has been proven time and again

The Adventure Zone is a gift. Listening to the Petals to the Metal arc yesterday, I was laughing so much my cheeks hurt.

I've changed my profile pic here to a commissioned piece from @VictoriaLeeder to help me keep this instance distinct from .social. We'll see if it works!

Would you like a nice new avatar? Well I'm accepting avatar commissions! $10 for a two color avatar! E-mail me at wayfarervart@gmail.com if you're interested! Thanks! #art #artcommission #creativetoot

Tip for new folks: If you join an instance, then decide another instance is a better fit for you, you can create a new account and migrate your follower list over! It's in preferences -> import, or https://[your.instance]/settings/import

Hey folks! If you're new here and looking for folks to follow, check out the tag!

One last Monday post: hopefully all you lovely new people saw that we have a Code of Conduct when you joined.


@Annalee and I WILL enforce it, up to and including banning bad actors, even bad actors on servers we don’t control. We’re deliberately building a community here, and we want you here, but if the CoC seems too much, you’re welcome to move on, no hard feelings. 💚

Also hey folks who are new to mastodon I run an instance and am good at explaining things, AMA about Mastodon.

US Politics 

new folks:

please remember to make heavy use of CWs

they are there because they are useful to reduce harm for folks

instead of being forced to read a post in order to determine if they want to interact with its contents or not (which is not a choice), you can know what the post is about and choose whether it's worth engaging that or not

Let’s play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren’t in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.


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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.