Cyberpunk is a lot like Monopoly in the sense that something created to be a scathing satiee of capitalism was instead taken at face value to mean that capitalisim is cool and good

@pixelpaperyarn Yeah. I'm fighting that by breaking things up into reusable scenes as best I can.

But also looking for places I can find a broken plot before I start writing more details.

@pixelpaperyarn Oh gosh I feel you there. I've had to rein in my worldbuilding and start writing the _plot_. In summary form.

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if someone is questioning whether your humanity counts, it's okay to say yes

Gosh believing everyone has everyone's best interests at heart by default makes writing fiction hard.

Thinking about how the mid 2010s gave us both Eleanor Shellstrop and Rey, who represent a pretty wide spectrum of relatable outcomes that might result from growing up in a shitty desert without decent people in your life.

@dantebrevity Like our Clover chain here in Boston only drive-thru? That would be AMAZING.

TFW you start writing a jokey and vaguely porny story and end up doing 6 hours of research into astronaut training and the details of potential mars missions.

these are chromodoris nudibranchs. they come in all sorts of funky colors and i love them. the pink one is called 'chromodoris bullocki' which is very fun

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under communism, all performance reviews will be replaced with ongoing peer to peer feedback that takes the form of a conversation between two equals on how to achieve shared goals as opposed to a judgement from on high

@saffron Doctors hate giving out much flexeril because it gets abused, but the combo works.

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