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Hello, fediverse! I’m a sci fi and poetry writer, living in Pennsylvania, USA with my flamboyant partner and orange cat. I work in business IT for my day job, and I love comics (esp. manga), weather, radio, baseball, and museums. Lately I’m also really into mystery novels and the Poirot show from the 90s. I use they/them pronouns online, and my toots are mostly about my life and what I’m reading. Nice to meet you; follow at will. :rainbow_flag: :teapot: :blobuwu:

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Dublin City Libraries were handing out free library cards at Worldcon! It’s good for 2 years. To my complete astonishment, my card allows me access to their electronic resources.

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today's Big Mood is the jira issue status field being truncated to say "READY FOR PEE..."

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The Only Mammals Reckless Enough to Eat Hot Peppers Are Humans and Tree Shrews

(I've encountered some shrews on fedi, haven't asked them their opinion)

atlasobscura.com/articles/tree

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i’m torn* because on one hand I absolutely cannot piss time away like that but on the other hand I have hours coming up in September that I may want to spend functionally in suspended animation

*i’m not torn this shit gotta go

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Canada Unveils ‘Dinosaur Mummy’ Found With Skin And Gut Contents Intact

Scientists hail it as perhaps the best-preserved dinosaur specimen ever uncovered. You can’t even see its bones.

That’s because, 110 million years later, those bones remain covered by the creature’s intact skin and armor.

archaeology-world.com/canada-u

me, four hours ago: cool, i gotta do laundry tonight, i’ll fiddle around with world of warcraft to pass the time, haven’t picked that up in years

me now, blinking owlishly into the light of my phone, surrounded by unfolded clean laundry, having the perception that only an hour or so has passed:

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I saw this several years ago and honestly it makes more sense than most mainstream economics

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Getting together a fund to send the people responsible for creating CG fireflies for films and television on a trip to a location with real fireflies so they know how real fireflies look

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My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. - Ursula K. Le Guin

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in our sexual harassment training today, they told us if you see something low level happening and want to say something that signals you don't agree or approve, one tactic it to just go "YIKES"

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“The thing about giving a pass to writers from ‘a different era’ is that they weren’t the only voices of their time - they just drowned out the ones who did better.”

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*Ordering a portobello mushroom based dish at a high class restaurant*

“Gimme that big ol chungus fungus! That humongous chungus o’ fungus, baby! Hell yeah!”

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The center of St. Nicholas church in Leipzig is
vapornave

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me: i will not open nsfw CWed things where people can see
my dumbass lizard brain: i dont know what i love more, seeing titties or pressing buttons

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If you think union dues are expensive, wait until you learn about wage theft and wage suppression.

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getting caught in the rain: one of the worst things that can be experienced 1/10

in the rain with appropriate gear: pretty good 6/10

willingly being in the rain without gear: a powerful statement 7/10

being indoors when its raining: comfy vibes 10/10

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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.