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Is there yet a movement where artists and creators make a testament that after their death all their work becomes public domain? Ie. an explicit middle ground between default copyright period and immediate PD at the time of publication?

I'd be interested in developing and advocating this kind of movement to widen the common public cultural legacy. But I guess some sort of legal expertise would be good to have. And if this is already a thing, then great, I'll join!

Want to read about bikes and dragons AND support my debut in the American market?

Then go and back the Dragon Bike anthology project on ! Less than a week left, and we need your support!

The anthology features my story set in the 19th century South America.

Edited by @ellyblue and published by Microcosm Publishing.

Hello all my followers, old and new!

This is just to remid you that I'm not very active on this account any more. If you really want to follow me actively, I suggest you follow me over at

New instance opened:

Polyglot City is the right instance for you, if you're interested in languages, language learning and translating, or if you are multilingual or polyglot. All languages are allowed to flourish on our timelines. Welcome!

Opened an account on new instance. Found out that my Finnish translation of Mastodon confirmation email has a typo. Corrected it, should propagate on next version.

You might think that someone who complains is having a bad time while someone who is quiet is having a good time.

It's the opposite.

Someone who complains:

* believes that what they are doing is worth complaining about
* believes that they are worthy of better circumstances
* feels a sense of agency over their environment

Someone who is quiet:

* doesn't believe what they're doing is worth complaining about
* doesn't believe they're worthy of better circumstances
* feels powerless

Submission lenght limit is 3000 words. I now have 3185 words, and this is pretty skimmed already. Argh.


I've been on Twatter for 5 years now, and I've tweeted 2,002 times.

I've been on Mastodon for a bit less than 1.5 years now, and I've tooted about 1,500 times (total from several instances).

Thus on average I seem to be about 2.5 times more active here than on Twatter.

And needless to say, the interactions here are of x times higher quality.

autumn has come
as i go
between falling leaves

Oh dear, did I really deserve Mambo No. 5 playing in my head tonight?

Mikä on kapinallisin polkupyörämuistosi? Kerro se häsällä !

Kaikkien Twitterissä ja Mastodonissa 2.9.2018 mennessä osallistuneiden kesken arvotaan 2 kpl Taru Luojolan romaania Ei kaikki pinnat kireällä.

How is it possible that the % character got adopted as the "negative hashtag" (which as a concept is also a bit unclear to me)? I mean, it's the PROcent character, not any kind of CON character.

Clearly the person first suggesting it wasn't a linguist.

Ahh, syksyn ensimmäinen omenantuoksu! 🍎 🍏 💚

I am uncomfortable with my partner's insistence that Christmas presents be surprises.

I hate lying, I hate keeping secrets, and I'm really not a fan of even pleasant surprises. I want to know what to expect so I can prepare myself.

Also, telling people what you're going to buy them spares them the trouble of buying it themselves and you the embarrassment of giving them something they already have.

Why do you of all people cling to a tradition that's bad for both of our mental healths?

A question for native English speakers!

If, for humorous effect, a pineapple is called 'ananas' in English fiction, would you find it OK and get the humorous intent, or would you just find it weird and a little off?

Esikoisromaanini on täällä. Nopeimmille saatavilla Ropeconista.

My first novel is here!

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