It's time for this week's #MastoSourcedPlaylist!
It's The One About Water!
Almost 4 hours of songs about Water, Oceans, Seas, Raindrops, Tears, and... other... fluids.
Shuffle up and Enjoy!
Tips for new users:
don't look at the federated tl
block/mute people or instances if you don't like them
choose an instance based on its vibes (small/mid sized usually is better)
put your pronouns (or a blurb about how you want people to address you) in bio
CW nudes, food, eye contact, and anything that is likely to be triggering
censoring w*rds just breaks filters, better to hide it in a CW. discoverability is shit #onhere, it's damn near impossible to search for things except by hashtag
Oh look, it’s those people who are always already in the Zoom room before the meeting start time. #florespondence
SFFBookClub - full books Black Tides/Red Threads
I read Black Tides of Heaven (after reading Red Threads of Fortune) but I'm having trouble collecting my thoughts these days. I'll just say this: knowing the outcomes of everyone's lives made certain scenes (pregnancy announcements, delays in visiting the niece) extra loaded and weighted with emotion. I felt a dread and sadness as they traveled to answer the summons at the end, knowing what it must mean. #SFFBookClub
Hey, it's the first #MastoSourcedPlaylist of the year!
It's the One About Starting Over!
A bunch of songs about fresh starts and new beginnings!
Shuffle up and enjoy!
uspol, childhood friend
Checked on the FB page of a friend from my teen years who is vocally MAGA to see what she had to say about yesterday's events. Totally posting the "they were antifa posing as Trump supporters" conspiracy bullshit. And I'm just---how----what---? There are clear photos of their faces? Of cops posing with them? Of them destroying property? And not being arrested? Why haven't they been arrested if they are antifa and have been identified? The confirmation bias runs so deep.
I have a history of finding it difficult to be open about what I enjoy, which I think stems from being the odd one out in multiple ways for most of my life -- and getting weird looks for my tastes (e.g., growing up half-Asian around almost no Asians and loving discovering Asian food, having my nose in a book around sporty friends, climbing trees and playing in the mud around prim city folk, etc).
A handful of my music friends from a Slack I'm part of collaborated on building a playlist for each other of songs we enjoyed from last year. Some are musicians, have worked in the industry, have been music critics, etc. I was the last (so far) to add songs to the list and didn't listen to it before adding mine. Theirs are mostly "serious" and mine are mostly "hey let's dance and groove, baby" -- a clear reflection of what I needed to listen to get through the year.
hey who here sells stickers? link me your sticker shop. i have a bookcase that needs art.
looking specifically for indigenous, black, queer, fat, disabled, anarchist, neurodivergent artists, any intersection. content can be anything really, but bonus for surreal art, fat bodies art, witchyness, land back, gardening, etc or hell if you make rad ass unicorns i'm up for that too
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.