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My current goal is to be able to get air dry clay stuff. It's 37% funded! I'm awful at asking for help, but if you have to spare, I would appreciate the help?
ko-fi.com/melindrea/goal?g=37

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While you can look at my site for my links, I want to promote two in particular:

Ko-fi: If you want to support me, I have a single membership tier at this point ($3/month) for various bonuses such as higher resolution art and shout-outs, and the chance to shape my membership.

You can also just donate as one-off, if you want to support me: ko-fi.com/antoniusm

Redbubble: most of my art is available as print-on-demand: Melindrea.redbubble.com

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While I know I've written one before, it was a long time ago, so here goes a new one!

I'm an autistic creative soul who loves programming, painting, crocheting and digital art.

I live with chronic pain (fibro + hypermobility), and last I was really active on mastodon was 2019 or so (first joined 2017)

These are A4 size. The colourful one is a wiccan chant, then there's the hackers manifesto, a random recipe from some site of old recipes, and two paragraphs of slang words for vagina and penis. :p

$100 USD (which includes shipping) each. First come first serve, reply to grab one.

#calligraphy #MastoArt #CreativeToots

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Do you want to kickstart your journaling and inspiration practice this month? My newest prompt journal printable is up on my shop! ko-fi.com/s/7d7bf53cec

It's 30 prompts around the concept of Frost, and you can get it for as little as $3

Reminder:if you, like me, fell out of habitual food-bank donation habits over the past few years, now is a great time to go back to doing what you can.

And if you, like child-me, need to rely on food bank donations, remember that they are given with love for you. Do not be ashamed to allow yourself to be loved.

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Time to show what I do !!
Here's an artwork first posted on Instagram 14/06/2022, showing one of my OC fixing one of her dolls

It was the first time I tried making that kind of strong shading, it took me so much time

#drawing #TraditionalArt #oc #OriginalCharacter #originalcharacterart

Hello!!
I'm new here, so I'm gonna do a little presentation:

My name is Dune, I'm a French non-binary traditional artist and currently learning crochet!!
(Even if I kinda hurt my hand in the process... My bad)

Here's a "Meet the Artist" I made a few monthes ago, I'll redo it once I'm done with my other WiPs

Did I just spend the last four hours digging up the sources for 22 poems/stories of the gothic genre, between 1667 and 1897, with the intent of streaming myself reading them?

... Maybe.

Also, there's some really fun ones that you can get ahold of nowadays!

Faerly Thinker, the result of my stream. And it was all sorts of fun, so I'll certainly do it again =)

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That stream starts in about ten minutes, and I'm torn between wanting lots of viewers and no one at all >.> twitch.tv/melindrea

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I'm going to be doing something pretty scary (to me) tonight ... I will be livestreaming for the first time ... It's on twitch.tv/melindrea and I will be turning these three unsplash photos into (hopefully) a new fairy scene!

unsplash.com/photos/037X8TwRP4
unsplash.com/photos/WIOU2qNgW_
unsplash.com/photos/wNypLh377_

Found the pictures I'll be using while live streaming? Check!

Got something akin to a streaming setup? Check?

My first livestream on will be happening either tonight or tomorrow!

Shared from my twit feed, in case I have locals here too:

I want to hear from any queer, trans, racialized and marginalized tweeps and friends about my local municipal and school board candidates. I'm reading what I can find but that's usually only what they put out themselves, and I have the privilege of interacting from within the limits of my middle-aged, cis, white skin. I do not doubt I miss things that others are so much more attuned to.

Alright, final thing for tonight--this is a query for all who sees my posts (and have been "spammed" today with weird programming issues, ): Is there anything in the wording of my toot about a new post (see here: wandering.shop/@melindrea/1089 ) that would make you more interested in clicking?

Currently it's "title: summary <link> hashtags", with the preview including the image from the post.

Well. That sorting issue I wasn't expecting. *eyes posts, squints*

@Johannab Hai! I've been playing around with the mastodon API a bit, and stumbled into something that it feels like the admins might have clues about?

I can use the API to schedule posts, which creates (not surprisingly): scheduled posts. The problem is that it does not seem like these scheduled ones actually gets turned into toots--I waited a couple of hours and neither showed up (I've since deleted my scheduled). Is some script or something missing on your side, or is it me?

looking for work 

Hello fedi, as I'm looking for work, would you please lend me a hand and spread the word?

In short, I can do Chinese--English / English--Chinese translations. And I'm pretty good at it.

I used to translate for the New York Times. After getting my PhD in physics, I worked for the publisher SpringerNature as an editor, but my experience there only further radicalised me against the unethical practice of "academic publishing", and I quitted.

My career in science also saw me accumulating 15+ years' experience with C/C++/Python, contributing to projects such as scipy, numpy, etc. That made me a decent tech writer of documentations, too.

I actually quite enjoy translating -- so much so that I have a page set up for that -> ko-fi.com/post/Index-to-the-po

Samples are available on request. I am capable of most commercial translation projects in Chinese/English. In my spare time, my language skills are further honed by my Ukrainian/Russian/French/Sanskrit/Old English projects.

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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.