Pinned toot

a philosophy of life 

Pinned toot

is the idea that, in this screwed-up world, showing kindness and empathy is a radical act of rebellion.

You don't just give to charity and respect people's pronouns because it's the right thing to do; you do it because fuck the patriarchy.

It was a cottage because she’d become an herb-witch & herb-witches lived in cottages — & because of that, certain creatures gravitated towards her.

A Great-Dane-sized fox was arguing with a huge cat about who was bringing Bex a particular stick. She smiled up from her collection of not-ramps at both of them.

“Tss, tsh. Could you help me sing a ‘know-this?’ It’s gone a little strange.”

The whole world had gone strange. And in her cottage with her friends and their songs, Bex loved it.

#TootFic 1/2

By a small mismatched cottage-on-stilts in the middle of a woods that had been suburbs 20 years ago, Bex was researching the changes in the world by studying new plants.

The cottage was on stilts because the things that had been raccoons, squirrels & lizards were awful now, & while some could climb, they couldn’t get over the overhang.

It was small because she & a couple friend had built it by hand; it was mismatched because the materials at hand had been the ruined suburb.

I’m a complex person in that I’m partly imaginary.

re: Article on the people responsible for causing vaping illness 

Article on the people responsible for causing vaping illness 



Here's a flow chart of how the fediverse works.

You don't ever see all of the fediverse from one instance. The vast majority of what you see is people followed by people on your instance.

Hashtag searches are limited to that, too.

So if you want to make your bit of the fediverse good, you have to:

1) Boost cool stuff to all your followers on other instances, especially if they contain hashtags;

2) Use hashtags.

#mastodon #meta #FAQ

"I won the mulligan thingy!" —Serge

I just almost said "ok boomer" to my little brother when he recommended that I relearn Python

The cat-door flapped loudly.

It had only been installed that morning, and I wasn't sure if the cat would take to it - but clearly he had.

He wandered past me, towards his food dish and ignored me as he munched his kibble.

The cat-door clicked three more times.

A weasel sauntered in with a pair of pixies in tow, hungrily helping themselves to the cat's food and water.

"You're too generous, old chap," I chided.

He purred.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday #UrbanFantasy

Health insurance update: I got everything sorted out, but it'll take a week to get approved, and so my expensive arthritis medication is going to be late AGAIN

death, generations, HIV, drugs, poverty, healthcare... etc (small thread) 

My desk is a source of limitless fascination for her

The tower stood on a lonely mountaintop, far from town and city. One morning, a knight seeking adventure knocked on its door.
"Is this the lair of an evil sorcerer, or prison of a trapped princess?" he demanded.
Eventually, a tired voice called out.
"This is an observatory."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

I think it's the week for reading things and going.

Oh shit.

Oh shit yes.

I am not autistic but holy holy fuck .

Hi Fedizens!

I'm trying to find academic papers about the #Fediverse

Please, let me know about papers or/and researchers. Thanks in advance :)


Of the many new signups from India (Welcome!), Is there any sense of what percentage of new users seem to be sticking around?

Or, like, in past waves of people joining, how many people seem to stick around vs wander in another direction?

Obviously i hope all of our new comrades find a lasting and happy home on the fediverse.

The dragon clung to the high branch, whimpering loudly.

The knights were perplexed; this is not what they had expected when called out to deal with a Dragon Problem. But it explained why they were instructed to bring a sturdy ladder.

Sir Gwen volunteered, removing her armor and climbing up to coax it down.

The rest stretched out a net in case they fell.

She inspired just enough bravery that it climbed down by itself.

The ladder helped.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

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