Hi everyone! This is my #intro post here on wandering.shop! I used to be @ftl and before that @ftl . At work I do #datascience and other than that I mostly play #tennis, plus a bit of #gloomhaven and #dnd (DMing and playing 5e). My favorite tennis players are #shapovalov and #murray. Lately I've been reading anything by Martha Wells, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, and Ursula K Le Guin, and Tor's monthly ebooks.Looing forward to meeting cool people here!
I have recently been reminded of the greatest Wikipedia edit in history.
Sharks are older than trees. 🦈
The first plant species which can be considered a real tree is known as Archaeopteris, and it evolved about 350 million years ago.
The first sharks evolved 50 million years before that!
"Stay away," the sirens sang, "do not come close!"
Ships still came.
"Is it our voices?" the sirens asked.
They sat silent as a ship came.
"Is it our appearance?" they asked, watching the wreck.
They hid. A ship came searching for them.
"Maybe," they said, "it's not our fault."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
TIL There are mini truck garden contests in Japan
The “kei” trucks are barely larger than city cars. The goal is to build the most aesthetically pleasing garden in the truck bed
Data Scientist in the bay. Tennis player (4.5). D&D, Gloomhaven, and board game enthusiast. Double-verified.
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