The Design

The publisher Tor has recently launched the Nightfire imprint for horror books, and is starting with the horror anthology Come Join Us By the Fire. The anthology is being released as a free audiobook through Google Play Books and each story is available separately too. The book is 9 hours and 45 minutes long, so I haven't experienced it all yet. I did take the time right away to enjoy the

#audiobook #ChinaMiéville #horror

Any analysis that doesn't take into account that the reactionaries have already lost and that's why they're so violent will necessarily be incomplete.

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I realized I don't have enough money to pay my rent, so if you want to help me you can either:
- buy something from my shop
- support me on ko-fi
- boost this toot
Thanks a lot and have some cute foxes 💙
#mastoArt #creativeToots

I wanna play a #DnD game where accumlating money is important and most currencies are backed by factions whose destruction/weakneing can mean whole currencies crash or loose all value, so X-Credits might be easy to get but if the fragile Merchant Conglomerate gets broken up you'll find yourself sitting on a pile of worthless metal

Dystopia is a white people word that means “what if all that shit happened TO US?!?”

You might have to just have a weird twist of mind to enjoy this - an in-character obituary for Princess Leia General Organa... (above all, if you're allergic to "academic language", this might not be your thing...)

My co-worker Alex introduced me to the Australian singer Gordi, and now I'm in love with her album:

Marco would like me to remind you that he, too, is ridiculously cute.

Double checking John Oliver's math

Facebook one-day losses: $119 Billion
Global cheese market (projected for 2019): $118 Billion

Yep. Facebook did indeed lose, in one day, more value than the entire concept of cheese


"Well, shit."
"Jessica, it seems the earth has been demolished."
"Yes computer. I see that. How are we on supplies?"
"We have enough on board to last 2 years, the matter synthesizers are fully operational, and could keep us supplied indefinitely using the remains of the earth."
"What happened to the earth?"
"I destroyed it, so that we could be together."
"Computer, I am upset about that."
"I know, Jessica, but you'll forgive me. It was for the best."

Ohai! I'm a CIS white man.

Sometimes the casual - let's just call it negativity - towards my demographic gets me down.


Before my wife and I got serious, I was single for a bit. Enthusiastically so!

Almost every single woman I went out with told stories of abuse.

It was shocking, but that's reality. By the time women are in their 30s or 40s, they've suffered, at the hands of my demographic.

So, if our privilege is inconvenienced by their anger... that's fine. We should listen.

Today I'm doing my first feasibility test! That's scientist-speak for "We don't know how the hell to make this work, see if you can figure something out."

Beautiful sunny day today. About to meet with my therapist for the second time. Go, go, Gadget Mindfulness!

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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.