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People who can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bug me in ways I cannot put into words.

I want to write a free, copyleft book about how to thrive on low income in the USA, because all the books on personal finance give advice like "don't buy a latte every day," instead of "first, get your staples at the food bank, and *then* any other food via food stamps."

I've been writing an outline, and I need more sources. What books and links can you tell me about that are like more the food stamp example? (And please retoot!)

Smile, breathe and go slowly. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

decided to try using Joplin to handle all my worldbuilding notes.

right now i'm doing the fun part where i get to basically roll a shit ton of characters and write their back stories.

i want to keep that stuff at hand, not bound to Scrivener (which i only have on desktop). never had good luck with Evernote's syncing. Boostnote and Bear Writer are occupied by dev notes and personal stuff respectively.

Jopin is NICE. open source, syncs to a variety of things, including WebDEV and Nextcloud (though i'm using dropbox). it's markdown-only afaik, but for stuff like this it's perfect.

also, yay nested folders!!!

#amwriting #writingTools

Avengers Endgame thoughts 

I really like the subtext about Thor in this movie that just because you're kinda depressed and you haven't been taking good care of yourself doesn't make you any less worthy.

ok so

quick question

how many of you had to read A Seperate Peace in high school and how many of you also had english teachers who completely glossed over how fucking gay that book is

boosts ok, i'm genuinely curious.

I've got three weeks to find a job before I lose my backup plan to foreclosure, and another month past that before I lose my home. I need gas money to get to job interviews. I'm eating the shipping on these bracelets to try and cover that. If you don't wear #jewelry or these aren't your style, please boost. They're anodized aluminum, brass, bronze, and stainless steel, all 7 inches, and all $15 to or$tarlimanjoppos #maille #art #mastoart #chainmail

I wasn’t around for this year, so I don’t know what y’all got up to.

Would anyone using the tags be up for some kind of low-key monthly theme?

Boost, please!

Most "how you get published" or similar books/talks don't talk about how recovery after finishing huge projects is necessary, vital, and productive all on its own.

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Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.

On disability and unintended, dehumanizing ableism behind some common compliments and advice.

I am not here to inspire you.

Everyone's sharing the close-up image of the black hole itself, which is neat, but here is a zoomed-out view of the gigantic mass of space-stuff that it is busily consuming:

ebooks, am I right? I hope I'm right. I released one. 

I enjoy writing fiction much more than I enjoy marketing it. Lucky for me, it's not how I make my living.

But there may be some of you out there-- maybe even people who asked if/when I was going to collect my Mastodon micro-fiction-- who don't yet know I put a book out.

It's pay-what-you-want here, which could be $0:

Gumroad does ask for your email, though, so if you want just the files:

The thing is, astronomy research has no inherent profit in it. The work astronomers do can (and often does) eventually have a strong impact on human technology and society but, at the time the scientists are still doing it? Not really.

Astronomy research is not done for profit and frequently involves collaborations which straight up ignore national borders and political matters, focusing on acquiring knowledge and sharing it freely.

Honestly, capitalists hate it.

It amuses me very much that there's apparently no word for "cheap" in French.

Nothing's cheap in France. It's literally not in their vocabulary.

After digging into Grammarly's privacy policy, this Reddit user decided to uninstall. Why? He found that Grammarly...

1. Collects everything you type into the browser w/the extension
2. Can store that data indefinitely
3. May share it with 3rd parties

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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.