"Probably nanomachines. Macronanomachines." —Paul

Tomboyx compression top review 

So I just got a compression top from tomboyx and I definitely like the material better than my gc2b binder, it feels more comfortable in that way

It isn't quite as flattening but there is some of that

The cut though feels very weird to me, like its very high in the armpit area as binders tend to be but then the back swoops really low? I guess it's good if you want to wear a binder and have it not visible if you wear a lower cut shirt

Rage.Love is now closing registrations since we are close to the ~100 users cap.

We decided to provide the remaining slots to non-white people who are looking for a safe close-knit community.

Feel free to reach us, this account or a RL folk (by email or on here) if you fit this description so we can send you an invitation.

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Quick, what's a name for a bird-person scavenger? (Qud character)

pun 

oh hey, a legendary elf that transforms into a plant. That's going straight into my Commander deku.

My lesbian road trip RPG "Get in the Car, Loser!" will be coming out this September! Learn more at getinthecarloser.com

She stood ankle deep in marsh water, shivering in her nightgown.

The plan had been more romantic when she'd come up with it in her cozy bedroom, snuggled up in blankets, daydreaming into her journal about the arcane song she had discovered in a heavy old dusty book, pages stained with pressed rose petals.

She gasped out a few lyrics, which failed to echo hauntingly and sighed, dejected.

But then a haunting, echoing voice reciprocated...

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

Like many who were alive for the eighties, I have a deep awareness that every rose has its thorn. What these teachings did not prepare me for, however, is that some of those thorns are so tiny as to be nearly invisible. Furthermore, they did not prepare me for the fact that the tiniest thorns are like kitten claws: sharp as fuck and they don't give a damn about what you were planning to do with that thumb today.

In summary: I love you roses, but fuck you and your "natural defenses" or whatever.

newscenter.lbl.gov/2021/07/28/

"This agreement will allow researchers who wish to change their names to more easily claim work from all stages of their careers; it specifically addresses the administrative and emotional difficulties some transgender researchers have experienced when requesting name changes associated with past academic work."

Good morning folk and friends from far and near!

Today I wish you kind words ✨

Every time someone posts in #LittleWritingHabitsChallenge my soul glows.

Makes me happy to think of all of us getting in a bit of writing and celebrating it!

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The sound of approaching hooves was distant yet thunderous.

"There was a tiny... misunderstanding," confessed the rogue.

I raised an inquiring eyebrow.

Trumpets blared across the closing distance.

My other eyebrow shot up to join the first, then both lowered in the middle, as I glared hard.

The rogue tried to shrug under my gaze, then squirmed, before finally, sheepishly, producing the royal jewels.

"I thought they were party favors!"

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

The excellent @fiyahlitmag@twitter.com announce their upcoming open period for Palestinian Speculative Fiction writers.

fiyahlitmag.com/2021/08/02/ann

Your incomplete projects do not mean that YOU are an incomplete or imperfect person.

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But we also put a lot of value on follow-through in hobbies and creative spaces.

And I think sometimes we transfer the value that comes from completing care tasks (dinner is edible! dishes are clean!) and work tasks (employer does not fire me! also I like fixing stuff!) without asking the same why!

Unfinished project? Well, did you just not vibe with it? Was it a good creative experiment but then you wanted to experiment with something else instead?

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Thinking today about follow-through and completion and how/where we put values on these things.

Why are they valuable and where do we assume they're valuable when maybe they're not?

Reasons why they've valuable:
- when they get stuff done that needs to be done (e.g. library book on shelf, bug fixed in software, dinner finished and edible!)
- finishing a thing can make us feel good.

(cont 🔓 🧵 )

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