Harry Potter meta musing 

Imagine how much better those books and their addenda would have been if their author had applied the same dedication to researching ANYTHING else as she did to English etymology and folklore

kink at pride 

so the anti-kink at pride folks' argument is "a child seeing someone in leather is bad because it's involving them in a sex act" requires positing that doing _anything_ that _anyone_ could see as _even somewhat sexual_ is tantamount to actually having sex with that person

there are people with fetishes for just about every thing out there

thus all interactions are sex. how dare you go outside in crocs dont you know there are people who have crocs fetishes. think of the children

Barret: You can't just keep him in a cage!!
Tifa: he has a jukebox and the darts minigame, he's very happy in there

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Aerith: [holds up bahamut materia] can I give him a treat?
Tifa: oh that's too big for him, you have to break it into little chunks. [Holds a Lightning materia up] now speak boy, speak!
Cloud: let's mosey?
Tifa: good boy!!

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Aerith: [taps the glass]
Tifa: please don't do that it's very frightening for him

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I'm watching a professional conference where a presenter keeps saying "cloud ecosystem" and it just makes me think of a big terrarium with Cloud Strife in it

sensory stuff 

I'm super frustrated at the near-total lack of quiet spaces in public. Restaraunts, cafes, coffee shops, bars, stores, everything defaults to "being loud is fine".

Yeah some coffee shops have a quiet vibe but they don't set that expectation at all, and when it gets any kind of busy they get really loud.

I would be so much more social if there were actual quiet social spaces.

Follow up about times. I'm in Pacific Time (UTC-7/8) and VoDs are a thing, but maybe there's an unusual time that I might want to try doing.
Intervals are start times, not durations

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If you have ever been interested in watching me stream, I have two questions. Which of the options are you more interested in watching/listening to? and a follow up poll about times

Good morning folk and friends from far and near!

Today I wish you an exciting development ✨

I like myself a lot. I hope you like yourself, too, because you're great.

Me, a newcomer to Midgar: I’m sorry, did you say you work at an antifa bar?

Teenage Marlene Barrett: No, I said my aunt Tifa’s bar. Though if you’ve got any Shinra apologists who need punching, she’d be happy to help.

Going live on Twitch to play some music. Gonna look at some of the sheet music I saved from 2 weeks ago and probably mess with different voices. 

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twitter.com/Pixlriffs/status/1

Twitter: Minecraft streamer I love, who's been talking about the foxes in his backyard for ages, finally set up a camera trap

I wonder what consumer markets would look like if manufacturers had to list designed product life expectancy and could face legal action when the product fell short...

Like, it's ok if your product only lasts one year, if you advertise it that way, but then consumers would know why your product is dirt cheap.

Sci-fi writers and fans alike might be interested in this (short and sweet) scientific paper about the problems with real-world artificial intelligence research: arxiv.org/abs/2104.12871

Good morning folk and friends from far and near!

Today I wish you recognition for something you worked hard on ✨

I just had a terrible idea. Would anyone in the fediverse be interested in a fedivision song contest?
And participating?
I... I think I would like that!
#eurovision #fedivision #music

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