Friends I've done it. Mastodex is now up! If you don't know what it is, Mastodex is a public listing of Mastodon users in which they are tied to a specific Pokémon of their choosing.

It's in early stages, I'm happy for others to play with it and for people to contribute if they want. It's licensed under the zlib license.

Some features:
- Translations for 4 languages (English, German, Italian, French)
- Clear way to claim your own Pokémon
- Responsive layout
- MissingNo

It is SO frustrating to me that critique of high vs low culture manifests mainly as protect netflix specials/MCU movies from criticism at ALL COSTS and not like.... pay attention to things made outside both the fine art system and entertainment industry


#SeaQuest looked at this a bit, although it was more submarine Star Trek. Sylvia Earle and the Tektite project might be of interest as well as the Seasteadding Institute. Finally, I would check out #tidalpunk and the Sea Orbiter.

if anyone knows a good specfic story about an underwater society (preferably one that’s at least semi-successful), let me know!

crud, now i’m asking a dozen questions about my own proposal: what food and plants are easy to grow without exposure to sunlight? does hydropower work underwater? how would an underwater society maintain habitable air pressure? could it have trains? could it please have trains?

less space communism, more bottom-of-the-ocean communism

excited to announce that the theme of this week is patience

what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) Show more

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Hello, I'm blonde McArtschool Debt, and i'm here to explain to you the concept and essentially the basis and objective storytelling fundamentally within the art and essential roots structured intuitively throughout the game gamefeel almost entirely naturally, that can be found in good video game

*tv static, typograhy wipes on screen*

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Do you ever look at the Wikipedia pages for numbers? They're rather interesting. In a nerdy kind of way.,000

new law: pronounce “redial” like “radial” and vice versa

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