I feel like I need to talk up Lex, that new text-only dating app for queers who aren't cis men 

I feel like I need to talk up Lex, that new text-only dating app for queers who aren't cis men 

The most important thing I learned tonight was that da Vinciโ€™s last words were โ€œI have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have,โ€ if thatโ€™s not a fucking art mood I donโ€™t know what is

I offer Public Universal Friend, reborn genderless in 1776, as a counterpoint to people who think non-binary identities are a new thing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_U

When I type "non-", my phone keyboard suggests some mix of non-trivial, non-toxic, non-Diamond, and non-Steven.

I feel very accurately called out by what this says about the conversations I have.

@millenomi Oh hey, I see what you mean about the Giant Days "As Time Goes By" special being a feelings issue.

The Dream Foundry has redesigned and refocused our Patreon to showcase just how much even $2 a month helps us reach our goals, and we hope youโ€™ll check it out.

Everyone who signs up by November 15th will be entered into a special drawing to win three tentacle beasties!


The latest issue of the Steven Universe comic is a pretty excellent piece of metafiction, and now I really want to know how much of what it says about Camp Pining Hearts can be considered canon.

A conversation can just be two queer people sending ๐Ÿ’– emojis to each other repeatedly

Here's a flow chart of how the fediverse works.

You don't ever see all of the fediverse from one instance. The vast majority of what you see is people followed by people on your instance.

Hashtag searches are limited to that, too.

So if you want to make your bit of the fediverse good, you have to:

1) Boost cool stuff to all your followers on other instances, especially if they contain hashtags;

2) Use hashtags.

#mastodon #meta #FAQ

I only saw one person in costume here (a flight attendant with a unicorn horn and ears), but the general atmosphere of confusion and eerie quiet has certainly helped with the holiday spirit.

See you again on Monday, O'Hare.

Holy crud, I've never seen O'Hare this quiet during normal business hours. Like, there was one person in the security line ahead of me. I guess that's what (slightly) unseasonable snow does to air travel.

This Halloween:
- I'm flying to Los Angeles
- but first, it snowed, a lot, so I'm flying to Los Angeles rather later than expected
- in the mean time, I tested out my new travel headphones with the World/Inferno Friendship Society played at an appropriate volume for Halloween

financial assets 

Oh hey, did you know that The Dream Foundry's fall auction is happening RIGHT the heck NOW?! We have got SUCH nifty loot - there are these amazing carved wooden trains, manuscript and portfolio critiques for writers and illustrators, signed books and hand crafted items - including a nifty This Is How You Lose the Time War shawl I made to go with a signed copy of the book. You should check it out!


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