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The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Digital Closet: How The Internet Became Straight - Alexander Monea
Plenos Poderes (Fully Empowered) - Pablo Neruda
Narrative of Pro-Life Politics - Carol Mason (1st ed. 2002)

[PDF available for Mason]

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I find anonymity more comfortable than accuracy, pronouns are whatever occurs to you.
English & Spanish.
A full adult, with all that entails.

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If I wander into a thread unwanted, forget to CW, boost anything or anyone sketch, forget I've sent you multiple follow requests, or am otherwise a nuisance, please let me know.

(Although using "pallid" as a dunk is a bit rich when your cult music star is a Swedish dude who looks like you've just tripped over his frozen corpse in a snowbank)

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"And there’s 100 gecs, perhaps the closest new gen analog to Bladee in terms of building a culty fanbase online via puking on the pallid face and balding head of tuneful music norms and blazing past the contempt of dorks who say this shit isn’t Real Music!!!"
I feel so tired

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Nothing has ever made me feel older or more disconnected than reading this entire article, trying to guess what the music would actually sound like, and then playing the embedded songs-
nobells.blog/cult-of-drain-gan

I swear shotweed (hairy bittercress) exists solely to mock you for waiting an extra week to weed.
Other plants leave you with a bitnof uncertainty. Maybe they haven't gone to seed yet! Or maybe they did a while ago, and it wouldn't have mattered if you'd done your yardwork on time!
These guys.
These guys want you to know you're too late. They want you to see defeat.
They want you to be complicit.

Just saw one of those "crossover between last game you played and last show you watched" things. Absolutely haunted by how well you could fit the Umbrella Academy into Kingdom Hearts.
The time travel. The mysterious powers. The apocalypses. Snarky assholes in weird outfits. Identity crises and found family.
Like. Thematically, aesthetically, and within the bounds of canon for both properties, it would WORK.
Fuck me.

The Digital Closet 

Ha, hooooly shit, I completely missed that the UK was looking at MindGeek as primary partner for their stupid age verification scheme in 2017.
Not surprising, all things considered, but damn.
"Alright everyone, you have to sign into Facebook for every social media website. Don't worry, it's just to make sure you're who you say you are. User data? Monopoly? Eh, it'll be fine. Privacy? We don't do that here."

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Vyvanse 

Very annoying.
Especially when leaving bitchy tag notes on Tumblr posts I thought had blown up enough that OP had checked out.
Calling it a night so I can sleep away the urge to send an ask saying that clearly I'd meant "figurative language" and not "idiomatic", and that screenshot vaguing about my off the cuff example didn't make the original post any less idiotic.

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Vyvanse 

Can't tell if it's the new med, sleep deprivation, stress, or just too much time web browsing today, but I have had a hell of a time remembering words
Just
Gone when I reach for them
More so than usual, I mean

The Digital Closet 

Really don't want to go all the way back, but very frustrating to recognize how much of this nonsense I've seen echoed more recently. Mostly by open assholes or clueless hyper-puritan tiktok teens, but still the kind of stuff that makes me want to scream.

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The Digital Closet 

Chapter 3 mentions how Google used to have "bisexual" flagged as a porn term, and thus deprioritized or hid results and filtered autocomplete options.
Ref from ch3 note 50: huffpost.com/entry/google-inst
I started to compose something about how I'd missed or forgotten this, but then I was actually reading articles from 2012.
Amazing how much and how little has changed in a decade. I was there, and somehow more recent nonsensical bi-discourse has obscured what it was really like.

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The Digital Closet 

The problem with actual physical books that I don't just keep in my bag is that there never at hand when I have time to browse. Worse when it's actually my book, so there's no return date deadline.
Anyway. Slowly chewing through this one, think I'll have enough time to get through the whole thing this weekend.

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Food: s'mores guide 

Chocolate notes:
Hershey's are good for the compatible squares, and are surprisingly good melted in a s'more.

Full honesty, I personally use whatever fancy bar in the candy aisle has the best combination of weird ingredients, high cacao percentage, and convincingly "ethical" branding. Last time I think I ended up with the Ghirardelli blood orange dark stuff? That one paired well with fully burnt marshmallows.

Anyway. Hershey's are authentic, but you can sub for taste.

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Food: s'mores guide 

Bonus tips:
Just shove your marshmallow in the flame until it lights up. Rotate quick once or twice for even char, blow it out. Enjoy the crisp outside and gooey center.
Try using a Reese's cup instead of plain chocolate. For bonus bonus, try a dark chocolate cup.

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Food: s'mores guide 

6. Put your marshmallow on top of the chocolate. Use your top cracker to slide it off the skewer
7. Enjoy! There is no non-sticky way to eat a s'more. Tie your hair back. Try not to lose your crackers on the first bite. An extra quarter of Graham cracker can sometimes help scoop everything into your mouth at the end.

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Food: s'mores guide 

3. Break a Graham cracker in half. You'll have two square pieces. Two squares of the chocolate bar should sit neatly on your bottom cracker.
4. Marshmallow- for s'mores, you want it thoroughly gooey. Aim for the coals, rotate to keep from burning. Take a minute or two! Slowly warming up to a golden brown is better for s'mores.
5. Pro-tip: melt your chocolate first. Put your bottom cracker w/chocolate on a brick near the fire while you roast your marshmallow.

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Food: s'mores guide 

1. Campfire! Essential for the real experience, fireplace is okay. Wait until you've got some hot coals. You'll also want a flat brick or surface near the fire, but not too close. Get a skewer or clean stick for roasting.
2. Ingredients!
-Jumbo marshmallows: Kraft Jet-Puffed.
-Graham crackers: Honey Maid honey grahams. -Chocolate: Hershey's milk-chocolate bar

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Food: s'mores guide 

Prompted by a baffled welshperson on Tumblr excitedly grabbing fun poptart flavors at a specialty store.
Mild editing from what I sent in as an ask without saving first.

Quick s'mores guide with American junk brand ingredient suggestions:

Ah dang. Typed up a quick "how to properly do s'mores and which american brands to grab" guide as an ask to a welsh Tumblr.
Did not think to copy it before submitting. Will have to see if it gets answered tomorrow so I can share it here.

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Used the ny times solution first, then tried to hit the other high value letters. Good results!

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Now I want wine AND a tostada

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