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I guess I need to say this again, so!

Hi! Hello! I am pretty friendly and generally will approve follow requests if your bio is filled out, I don't recognize your instance as being home to bad actors, etc.

Please note, if we've never interacted, I am probably not going to follow you back. It's not personal, I just don't know you! A quick way around this is to say hi and have a pinned intro post. I'm not scary, and I'd love to get to know you better!

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Everyone is some percentage of goblin, werewolf, or vampire, no exceptions

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will admit that saying "I'm not bent on destroying the planet" feels odd in light of the 20 KILOWATT LASER I apparently am now responsible for setup of.

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I keep seeing a lot of apologies for not being interesting or funny or positive, and I just wanna say:

You are a person, not a brand. You do not need to be consistently anything but yourself. If you need to take a break, that's OK. We're all people, we'll understand. honestly once you get far enough into theoretical physics it's basically the same thing as magic

US Pol, direct action 

Today I went to a park and saw so so so many birds but it's hard to take pictures of birds with your phone so here are some other things I saw

I was in the physics building, but intro to bio is also taught here, so for all I know it's a bio thing too.

Defs not chem tho.

Ran across a book titled "Inconsistencies in Chaos Theory" today. It was about...

@hafnia I'm going to join the chorus with The Thing.

For parody, Tucker and Dale vs Evil is a riot.

Alien for genre-blended. SF, yes, but horror genre conventions through and through.

For a different take, Cabin in the Woods.

What it's like in Louisville right now 

@hafnia I don't "like" "horror movies," but I very much enjoyed A Quiet Place. The scarier episodes of The X Files are also usually a good time

@hafnia I like the Orphanage & 28 Days Later too.

I'm not sure about favourite. But this is one that I don't often hear mentioned and I think it's pretty scary: _Aterrados_ ("Terrified")

also I still have a lot of fondness for 28 Days Later and while I understand why people don't like it, it works for me. [shrug]

I mention parody specifically because I still have a huge soft spot for Fido.

but hands down I think it's probably The Orphanage??

I guess if you are not a Person Of Earth and you like horror movies, you're free to comment too

okay people of earth who like horror movies:

what's your favorite? it doesn't have to be "good", and it doesn't have to be True Horror (parody is okay!).

lay it on me!

Major publishers are a major pain in the ass to libraries when it comes to eBooks:

"86% of the ebooks from that list have to be repurchased on a regular basis, most commonly after 24 months, even if the book is never checked out."

"The average price of an ebook that has to be repurchased is $49.48."

Publishers are he fucking worst with their eBooks and libraries are taking it in the chin.

the only "dualism" i support involves throwing down a glove as a challenge

Went with leaves. Swords are heavy, ears are sore from wearing them yesterday.

anyway basically everyone in my life except my parents knows I'm not straight.

it feels like a bit of a moot point nowadays because like, monogamous relationship with the partner, not gonna change any time soon

but I wish I was at a point where coming out to them was a safe thing to do.

tbh I kinda wish that I had managed to come up with something similarly flat in affect when they started in on how I was probs gonna drop out of grad school to have kids or whatever, but meh.

fuck 'em.

ironically one of them did drop out of grad school for domestic reasons. the other was unemployed for most of a year before finding a job that you don't need a PhD for.

the best revenge is living well.

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