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Guess who just made and posted her very first Twine game? This girl, that's who!

It's short, it's basic, but it's mine. And, hopefully, a bit of fun to read.

Check it out here:

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Do Remember Chewing Salt, my first story written in 24 hours, is now up on my flash fiction blog!

A journey back through the memories of a woman, focused around ritual salt-eating.

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For the folks who have followed me over from dot social, and new followers as well, I have a brand new Ko-fi set up if you like what I'm doing on Mastodon or on my website. You can buy me a "coffee" (even though I prefer tea) here:

If you want to read a bunch of free stories (and I'm working on a new one right now for the site), my website is here:

Can we break 4K followers before the end of 2019? CAN WE?! You decide! Spread the good word of #Linux gaming.

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Hello, it's Friday so I'll be playing some Linux games over at in about 15 minutes. Tonight's menu: Hive Time and Transport Fever 2. We will also continue exploring philosophy in The Talos Principle. See you in the chat!

It does get a few things right, for one thing talking about hashish a few pages further on. The munchies, the laughter, the sense of time and space getting out of whack for some people.

The coming in contact with malicious entities, that one's a bit more rare, I think.

Apparently a prime symptom of pure cannabis oil consumption is that "Certain portions of your atmosphere are vibrating at a far greater rate than others."

If the greater rate of vibration continues, of course, then you "become, of course, permanently cognisant of a much larger world than the one you know normally."

Don't do drugs, kids.

Hah! Reading another one of Algernon Blackwood's stories, this one a bit more pulpy in its way, about a doctor who specializes in psychic ailments. And in the first one, his patient has come in contact with otherworldly forces, brought about by consumption of...cannabis oil!

I seriously had to stop when I got to that part, it was too unintentionally funny.

Just finished reading The Willows by Algernon Blackwood.

Very good, and exactly the sort of non-Lovecraft cosmic horror that I was craving. Much better written than anything I've read from Lovecraft too, without the overwrought descriptions and being afraid of everything and racism and all the rest of his baggage.

Need to read a bit more of his stuff, but so far I like it.

Tried making hot cocoa from scratch yesterday,'s good. Not gonna say great, but it's better than the hot cocoa mix I get from the Farm Boy.

But while it's better, it's not *much* better, and not enough better to be worth the time and effort it requires to make. So yeah, maybe a once or twice thing, but I'll stick with the mix. It's a pretty decent one so it's not like I'm settling for anything bad.

Whew, big snow squall just went through. 59 km/h gusts and a good cm or two in less than a half hour. Had trouble seeing the other side of the street for a while there.

I can't imagine what it would be like to be on the highway when something like that hits.

r/traa post, may contain sensitive content 

Extremely gentle, soft, loving reminder that “talking to yourself” is completely normal and most adults do it to a point. Externally vocalizing thoughts is a great way to organize them, and joking about mental illness when people do that is shitty af.

This doesn’t affect me as an adult because I’m good at my job so most people just see it as a quirk, but as a kid none of the adults around me could handle it and I was frequently punished for muttering to myself when I worked through math tests.

Grammar tip:

"Things" is improper, as thing is singular.

The plural of thing is stuff.

Therefore, you have one thing and a bunch of stuff.

Watch your grammar!

Y'all is singular.

All Y'all is plural.

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