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I've been around Mastodon for the eternity of the last seven months or so. πŸ˜‰ But why not do another post anyway?

I'm a designer.
I also like , , and many kinds of -related things. (Check out !)

I like .

I'm prone to talking about . :teapot:

Finally, I'm a trained reference at large (not currently working as one), and have a question-answering reflex.

New blog post: "Hey, You Left Something Out"

On the reply/comment pattern that goes (playfully or dismissively): "you did not mention the thing that I think should be mentioned. Therefore, something is wrong." What it's aiming at & what it misses.

@RomanticAcademic hi! i'm ebeth and i love making friends on mastodon. what are your hobbies/interests? a good way to start is to look through some hashtags and just start replying to people there. personally i like #gameing (/#gaming), #knitting, #sports, #reading, and #cats

also don't be afraid to follow people! sometimes when things start to get too quiet i go to #introductions and just start adding anyone who looks cool

Oh, I think y'all would like the early Slonczewski novel I just finished reading--The Wall around Eden. It's one of her clearest, in terms of message/theme/ideas. #sffbookclub #amreading

(She's a Quaker biologist scifi author, which is a viewpoint you don't read into often!)

pls try to say something nice to someone today!

the someone can be you :3

So here's what I had in mind for covering over the hole in my shirt. There's a patch on the back, and now I'm going to embroider over the lot to hide the hole. The plan is also to embroider at least a couple of other leaves in another spot.

Sometimes I like visible mending, and sometimes I don't. This is a nice enough shirt that I'd like it to be a little less obvious, anyway.

Good morning, Shop, and the worlds where we wander!

It's nice and sunny this morning, and it's not going to be too hot today, so I plan to go on a nice wander at some point. Thank goodness.

But for now, I'm working and drinking tea. The Wandering Shop's teapot is magical: it has whatever kind of beverage you like at whatever temperature. Want some?


One of my favorite things is that Fluffers is so fluffy that when he lays upside down and you call his name he lifts his head and can barely see over his fluff. #Fluffers

"Some adults go through life accumulating an alphabet soup of diagnoses: ADHD, OCD, GAD, SAD, BPD . . . when, in fact, a single correct autism diagnosis would better account for most of their symptoms.

If a clinician views a comorbid disorder as the primary reason that a patient is seeking help, they might simply stop there, missing other symptoms of autism. Women in particular may be vulnerable to misdiagnosis because autism is assumed to be less common in females. When a clinician subscribes to the myth that autism is an unlikely explanation for a female patient’s difficulties, he or she may reflexively look to other conditions first for a more likely answer."

(Note that none of this necessarily contradicts the validity of co-morbid diagnoses, just the importance of not misdiagnosing. My assumption is that this is likely true for trans and non-binary Autistics because of related biases (especially in relation to race, cisnormativity and class) and Autistics of color in general as well, but there's even less research in that regard, than there is for Autistic women in general).


It has been A Day, but spouse did me a huge favor and stopped at the tiny art store to get me the white watercolor pencil of my heart’s desire. Tomorrow, I shall use it to draw white lines on a shirt to fill in with embroidery. (I get the tip wet, and it makes a pretty durable and visible mark, and then it washes out of the cloth.)

good genderless names for your as-of-yet unborn child:

- Kimothy
- Timberly
- Willian
- Jilliam
- Alexathan
- Johnaxandria

Unfortunately, I forgot to go to the art shop yesterday while running errands, and they weren't open yet when I stopped by this morning.

Sometimes things are a matter of patience. I'll find something else to work on today; I have no shortage of mending!

Good morning, shop, and the worlds where we wander!

It's going to be Yet Another Rainy Day, but so it goes. I've gotten off to a good start with a couple of different design projects this morning, so that's a good beginning to the week.

You know what else is a good beginning to the week? Tea! Want some? :teapot:

An incredibly detailed lifesize octopus cut from one sheet of paper by artist Masayo Fukuda - "At first glance, the beautiful artwork looks as though it was rendered using fine-tipped pens, but Fukuda carefully cut every detail from one sheet of paper."

gender-neutral clothing? More like nonbinary finery

Hello everyone! I just wanted to thank @phildini for offering to host us!

We're Luna Station Quarterly, now in our TENTH year of publishing emerging women-identified scifi/fantasy authors and their amazing short fiction.

We've got a blog that publishes most of the week as well and here and other places we post about those things as well as inspirational quotes from awesome women.

Happy to be on the fediverse at last!

I was going to embroider over my shirt patch today, but I can’t find the marking pencil I was going to use to do it. I’ll be able to pick one up later, I think.

@gretchenmcc (on Twitter): Is it Ao3 or AO3?

@Canageek (standing behind me): Why isn't it just AoOO?

Me: don't_awoo.gif

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Wandering Shop

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.