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I'm Mia, from the US Pacific NW, but recently moved back to my home state of California. Now I live in the outer East Bay with two cats, an aussiedoodle, and a yard I'm rewilding.

I write SF & fantasy books, and by day I'm a product manager. I've got a lot of interests & I'll probably talk about all kinds of things here, but my general vibe is native gardening, local wildlife, TTRPGs, FFXIV, new tech, TBR piles, camp projects, cocktails, home renovation, and pet pictures.

I planted these California poppies from seed a few months back & the first one has just begun to bloom 😊

Does anyone know if there’s a Murderbot bot on Mastodon?

Mastodon/fedi server recs (because :birdsite: literally blocked me from posting it lol)

General-purpose: octodon.social, mas.to, weirder.earth

Lefty/social justice-oriented: rage.love, kolektiva.social, social.wxcafe.net, eldritch.cafe

Scientists/academics: fediscience.org, scicomm.xyz, scholar.social

Creatives: wandering.shop, photog.social, mastodon.art, pixelfed.social

Techy: cybre.space

Black-run: ubuntu.buzz

Geographical: cloudisland.nz (NZ), mspsocial.net (Twin Cities, MN), 438punk.house (Montréal, Punklandia)

Another chapter edited tonight. This 3rd draft is slow going, but I like where it's headed. 😊

Back in March, a bunch of #SciArt and #SciComm folks decided to dedicate a week to highlighting the booty-tastic world of invertebrate butts. Here is my contribution, The Sea Cucumber's SUPER BUTT!

#invertebuttweek #comics #fediart #MastoArt #art #illustration

I'm pleased to note that even dolphin.town, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.

Thanks Eeeeelon!

Oh dip, it's already almost 4pm...

THIS IS YOUR REMINDER TO GET UP AND STRETCH!!!!

HYDRATE!!!!

LIE FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR TO FEEL AT ONE WITH YOURSELF!!!!

PET A CAT!!!!!

In today's Brewing Community post, Rivqa Rafael shares how online cons don't always work even for Extremely Online People.

earlgreyediting.com.au/2022/04

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On the 28th of May I'm co-organizing solarisecon.org/ , a short and free #solarpunk conference with discussion panels on technology, infrastructure, art and narratives! Feel free to join us, we'll have QnA sessions with experts!

We'll have lots of FLOSS people, Appropedia, Global Innovation Gathering and more!

#sciencefiction #scifi #future #futurism #sustainability

I'm Mia, from the US Pacific NW, but recently moved back to my home state of California. Now I live in the outer East Bay with two cats, an aussiedoodle, and a yard I'm rewilding.

I write SF & fantasy books, and by day I'm a product manager. I've got a lot of interests & I'll probably talk about all kinds of things here, but my general vibe is native gardening, local wildlife, TTRPGs, FFXIV, new tech, TBR piles, camp projects, cocktails, home renovation, and pet pictures.

Whereas Mastodon is a social media / microblogging platform, there are other federated sites that offer different uses.

#PeerTube: like YouTube, an open source replacement for video hosting
#FunkWhale: Like SoundCloud, for music
#Bookwyrm: Like Goodreads
#Pixelfed: like Instagram, offers image galleries

All of these, including Masto, can talk to each other - so you can create an account on a Bookwyrm instance to keep track of your reading, and people on Masto can follow it! 🤯

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To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control. - Martha Nussbaum

D&D prep sorted, plants potted, now to tackle Draft 3 of this manuscript.

Wandering Shop

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.