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Shit's all broken and the world is fucked and I'm feeling fabulous because I have a cup of coffee and the power of the internet in my pocket.

I am using that power to say that your value as a person has not and never will come from your economic situation, your pronouns, your name, your skin, your friends, or your family. They may influence how you view yourself, but they don't change your true worth!

You are valued, and don't let a fucked up system tell you otherwise.

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G'morning all.

How's everyone doing today?

I found a great infographic on birdsite today about how stress levels affect folks

Here's the infographic:

Here's the thread about it:

I've been working towards something like this for months now, and it's great to find it fully laid out and clearly explained.

I am ecstatic to be back at level 1 (for now!) and able to be fully-functional-for-me

I've officially lost The Little Drummer Boy game. I made it one day and am disappointed. For those who haven't played, the goal of the game is to get through Christmas without hearing The Little Drummer Boy at all. The game kicks off on Thanksgiving, and I've lost already!

Learning knots is a going to be a focus for a bit, for no other reason than preparedness and it's just kinda cool.

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A lot of you would probably enjoy playing a MUD - multi-user dimension: a text-based MMORPG. My favorite, that I've been playing a bit the past week, is the Discworld MUD, an unlicensed work set in Terry Pratchett's hilarious Discworld setting. It's been running since 1992; I've been playing since around 1998: since I was eight!

If you decide to log on, let me know! It's been years since I've played it regularly, so I can't help you as a new player, but we can chat!

We made a thing! Now the chickens will be safe from predators.

We still have a bit of decorative work to do, but the structure is solid and the chickens are in.

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Here I am, sitting in my office, crying like an idiot. This poem, The Raincoat by Ada Lim贸n, hit me more than I thought it would. (via Delegar) 

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TIL: "butt dial" and "booty call" aren't actually synonyms.

Hey, consultants. If you make your living talking via a headset on your computer (i.e. gotomeeting), please, for the love of the gods, get something semi-decent. Please? I can't handle these meetings where I hear every inhale and wheeze. I am on week 5 of daily sprints and my sanity is slowly being chipped away more than it would be for having attended 5 weeks of daily sprints.

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1995: Computers are "anything machines". You can create music, write programs, do word processing, and network with anyone all over the world. And you can do them all simultaneously.

2019: In order to even think about using our web page you'll want to download the app onto your phone so we can track the living shit out of you and make sure you keep your full attention on US.

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too many onlines are set up with the notion of abuse as a line between two points.

abuse is a vector. it has a magnitude and a direction.

A guy came in and asked his brother if he wanted to smash. My brain took far to long to realize they wanted to play a video game, and I was very, very disturbed.

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Organising, Being Local 

To all the artists out there who keep making art, you have my respect. No matter the medium, keep being creative!

I am missing one of my Red Dwarf disks and have a sad!

First aid kit assembled and loaded with items I am trained to use. I need to put more in, but I will wait (be responsible) and get training/certified before donning the 'street medic' hat.

It took months to get to this (the final) stage. Finding an artist I liked who did the style that I wanted was worth the effort. I have wanted this tattoo for years and finally decided to do it. I couldn't be happier.

New Tattoo! Woodcut style illustration of a book with a rocket and a dragon coming out of it ('cause those two genres sparked my love for reading). #tattoo #books 

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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.