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I wrote a book. You might like it!

A group of queer disaster nerds are teleported into the world of their TTRPG game.

Contains:
🤗 found family
🏳️‍🌈 all queer cast
💜 ace romance
🦖 shapeshifting
🐱 animal companion
🍵 cosy adventure

Out now! victoriacorva.xyz/books/non-pl

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Earlier on I talked about how targeted advertising is a scam from flim-flam men, and your best bet was to go for completely untargeted and really wide-reach advertising to find the people who don't yet know (or act like) they want your thing.

This article says that companies who turned off targeted ads don't notice any difference, and nearly all of the people who were targeted would have bought the thing anyway:
sparktoro.com/blog/what-if-per

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grief (not mine) 

I still remember how my friend adopted the cat. She was a street cat and her family fed her over the winter, but they couldn't take her inside because my friend's dad had a severe lung illness.

Weeks after my friend's dad passed away, they adopted the cat. She was a gentle, very well-behaved lady who didn't even complain at the vet.

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grief (not mine) 

My best friend just had to have her cat put down. It came out of the blue, all of a sudden. She had a very special bond with this cat, they have been through a lot together.

We live several hundred km apart, so I can't just visit her... How can I support her? Apart from letting her know that I'm available if she needs someone to talk?

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Survivalist Bros are so in denial. What are they gonna do when postapocalyptic survival means sewing, gardening, and childcare?

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I have two ideas for tonight's #SuperCollider :sccube: #livestream. I don't know if I'll get around to both of those.

If you had to choose, which would you find more interesting:

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:boost_requested:Help disabled fam have a great halloween (and wear pants!) 

our disabled fam has been incomeless for 5 months. Halloween is our favorite day! Help us have a nice dinner this 31st 🎃

And... I have 1 pair of pants right now, and it's already hitting subzero temps here... Going to a thrift store soon, and want help to get at least 1 more pair

boosts & even tiny donations are appreciated/helpful!!!

#transCrowdfund #disabilityCrowdfund #mutualAid
(see next toot for paymenty things)

the early bird can kiss my ass, meds 

Also fuck the miracle morning stuff and this whole "getting up early makes you productive". I'm an unfocused mess until the early afternoon, and that is *with* my adhd meds.

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the early bird can kiss my ass 

I hate getting up early even when I technically got enough sleep. I always have been a night owl, and every so often I get tired of trying not to be a night person. There's no way I will ever be compatible with society's schedules (like: doctor's opening hours or official foo) without an alarm clock.

I even cursed at my alarm this morning.

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Today is National Coming Out Day. I am 33 years old. I've known I was queer since I was a small child, and I finally came out to my parents. Here's why: write.as/hafnia/on-coming-out-

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The way some websites inform their users about cookies reminds me of this conversation from the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy:

#gdpr #privacy #cookies

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I'm here for like two weeks. It feels much better than constantly being on Facebook. I'm calmer and more present.

But I really miss my #yarn and #handspinning tribe. I have noone to really share this passion with in real life, and there seems to be like I'm the only mastodon user in this niche.
Maybe I should not care and just create. It just feels a bit lonely like this.

Or maybe I'm just too stupid to navigate the #fediverse. But I'm really not that geeky Person...

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Kleine Erinnerung: An diesem Wochenende gibt es an beiden Tagen ein offenes Haecksen-Frühstück. Interessierte FINTA Personen sind willkommen. Danach geht es nahtlos in das nur für Haecksen zugängige virtuelle Geekend über. Programm etc. findet ihr unter events.haecksen.org/

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#SuperCollider #livestream tonight! Exploring buffer playback, effects and spontaneous ideas.

twitch.tv/the_emergent

19:30 pm CEST / 5:30 pm UTC

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tomorrow is #SuperCollider :sccube: #livestream day! I'll experiment with effects a bit and maybe mess with buffers.

twitch.tv/the_emergent

19:30 pm CEST / 5:30 pm UTC

Looking forward to it!

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My uncle just finished 1.6 kg, 700 pages long dictionary of Northern Sami, a language spoken by around 20,000 speakers.

Sami are an indigenous people who have inhabited large parts of Northern Europe spanning from Russia to Norway for millenniums.

He has dedicated his life to advocate for their rights and preserve their languages and culture. This book is a major contribution in an effort to ensure that this ancient language will be passed on to future generations.

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absolutely wild to me that tech invented the phrase "long term support" to mean 5 years

medical system 

those moments when you realize you have acquired more experience than you ever wanted in navigating the German medical system re: psychotherapy, and also having to warn people about how much the system sucks.

Turns out: The wife was writing an email on the laptop and just had the email app open on the tablet, and the cat created a new, nonsensical email (to someone Important) and sent it.

Well played, cat.

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