For those who don't: got pancreatitis last year, most of my pancreas died, am now stuck taking digestive enzymes and insulin for the rest of my life, am currently battling chronic ascites and have had multiple "procedures" this year, the last two of which failed, and I've been hospitalized a LOT since this past June. So a lot of things have been back burnered. Which is annoying.

wandering.shop is nothing but writers, eccentrics, and good-natured nerds.

We're totally the Ravenclaw of the Fediverse.

uspol, caps, + 

Fuck that. Republicans should have to answer questions about backing Roy Moore until my children are old and grey.
One GOP strategist on Bannon’s impact:

Hey Shop! I wrote a think about MST3K and its effect on my as a critic. If you'd like to read, it's here: uncannymagazine.com/article/mo

Content note: brief description of child abuse.

Mystery stomach ailment today. Lost a day of work as a result. Discovered I had one more vacation day to burn, bring the total back up to 2 weeks. Found a day to take that wouldn't be disastrous. Have to cram a month of work into eight days. Then a 3 day work trip to the Midwest. In December & connecting through O'Hare. Then I'm off until 2018.

Everything's fine.

The Dark Knight (2008) is technically a Christmas movie because of the scene where the Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker got away

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare. ~ Audre Lorde

Because I needed it recently, a reminder:

It's ok to turn off push notifications from apps. It's ok to unsubscribe from email lists. It's ok to unfollow. Your attention is yours to give.


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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.