The Man Behind the Counter would like to remind you all that The Wandering Shop has a Code of Conduct, which has been, is, and will be enforced:
When asked what happens if someone doesn't want to follow the Code of Conduct, he glances meaningfully at the door.
My daughter just lost her first tooth, and now this hauntingly beautiful book is turning through my mind again.
The Tooth Fairy by Graham Joyce
[relatable content for good children june 30 2018 early edition]
A SLOVENLY CHILD: oh boy, that was a good meal, time to go outside and play, abandoning my dishes on the table and not washing my hands!
YOU (A GOOD CHILD): anything I've touched must be cleansed with fire lest it fall into the hands of my enemies, who can fashion a totem from any crumb that touched my lips and bend the universe against me through the connection I once had with it... I must move through this world without a trace
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I’m not sure if it’s particular to mastodon since so many of us here struggle with MH (myself included) and many came here to get away from harassment. Or maybe it’s just that’s the way people are...
I dunno, but there’s no joy anymore.
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To start, my spoon/battery level is about today, so it’s coloring my perceptions.
It feels like the fediverse is getting more negative as time passes. And that’s fair. Things are... not great right now.
But I do wonder if despite the best intentions of good admins and features like CWs, that this is going to become another birdsite. Even with all the mod tools Mastodon gives us, are we really any better off if the timeline becomes a stream of subtoots and snark?
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Justice Kennedy announcing his retirement is such bad news. Trump’s choice of replacement, whomever that goblin turns out to be is sure to rushed through before the midterms.
Every time I run a Numenera game and then follow that up with a D&D session, it makes it so clear how much more work the latter is for a GM. I enjoy both, but the cypher system is way easier to run. #rpg
Ouch. The other Star Wars spin-off movies have been put on hold after Solo's box office performance.
(I have not seen Solo yet, and don't have an opinion on it.)
Interesting piece on how AirBnB is sunset ting their React Native projects.
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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.
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