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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:

nezchan.itch.io/the-beanstalk-

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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:

ko-fi.com/kelseighn

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:

kelseighn.com/

ukpol 

Who will the Tories pick to run the country next? Based on past performance, it could be Judge Death, Beaker from the Muppets, or an attractive lampshade.

@maloki @Nezchan my understanding is that he's resigning but there is controversy about whether he will step down immediately or whether he will stay in power until the autumn when a leadership election can be held

Huh. Not watching British politics anything near closely, but I'm a bit surprised BoJo actually pulled the switch.

I thought he'd just be stubborn and sacrifice others for as long as he needed.

Yeah, making sweet sriracha roasted peanuts is a good idea.

Pity it'll take until tomorrow, but hey. It's still a good idea.

Okay, I'm gonna say it.

Cyborg Slaves of Satan would 100% be a DOOM theme cover band and I would listen to that shit every day.

PSA for indie authors:

A blurb and a plot summary are two different things. Please do not confuse them.

Me (a trans-nb game dev) and my Native American fiance are trying to raise money for him to move cross country and secure us a travel trailer for longterm housing. He has to be out of his current apartment by August 22nd.

We are trying to raise $5,000 which I know is a MAJOR ask, but even some of this would help us figure out alternative options to make this all work out.

#mutualaid

PayPal Fundraiser: paypal.com/pools/c/8LbAMPp8yc
PayPal: paypal.me/jackalune
Ko-Fi: ko-fi.com/jackalune

solving the problem of "rich people reinventing public transit because they like the idea, except for the fact they have to be around poor people" by adding luxury-class seats to every bus and train

I really, *really* wanted to like McCaffrey's Harper Hall stories, but re-reading them I can't get past the constant "Being a Harper is only for boys, but Menolly is okay because she's Not Like the Other Girls". It's just so ever-present.

Only three of those are actually good, if I'm being honest.

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In case you're curious:

Beowulf, Headley translation
House of Leaves, Danielewski
The Manticore, Davies
World of Wonders, same
The Keys of the Keplian, Norton
A Tale of Sand, Jim Henson (graphic novel)

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I have read six books this year.

Yes, that's not very impressive. But somewhere along the line I got out of the habit of reading , and I'm deliberately trying to make myself do it.

lewd paleontology 

Hold up, if birds are dinosaurs, should we start calling a male T-rex a cock?

A huge cock.

Weird moment while out cycling today. I was on the NCC MUPs near the river, which winds in and out of forested areas and long grass (it's a paved trail). Very pastoral.

And I realized that I've been watching way too many YouTube cycling/urbanism videos because I found myself expecting people waling on the pathway to be speaking Dutch.

Long bike rides with a strong headwind and hills at the end when you're worn out are...bad, actually.

This message brought to you by being so drained I was nauseous and had to stop for a while and put my head in my hands.

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