vox.com/culture/22299017/sexy-

This article underemphasizes exactly how bad stww was — people were reporting it was *crashing their browser* when it came up in search

But they’re 100% right about the hypocrisy of all this stuff marginalized fans have been fighting for for years suddenly being popular bc its affecting white fans now too

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Complete this toot:

It's a lovely day and you are a horrible _____

saw someone refer to cis people as a culture and i can't get it out of my mind

a couple of shots i took with dispo. had to manually flip them bc the app doesn’t do it for selfie mode shots. hope they fix that!

updated 2021 suggested fediverse success metrics 

- lessons learned from marginalized people
- friendships formed and maintained
- worthwhile conversations had
- comments remembered months or years later
- support and validation given and received
- honesty entrusted to one's social circle
- furries petted
- pets received
- stress levels associated with reading home timeline and notifications
- pleasure derived from same
- neat creations shared
- acceptance felt

#Typography #Sound
It's Friday my friends, so here is some sound activated typography experiment, works with any sound (so you can speak, clap your hands, etc) by @wearecollins@twitter.com
symphosizer.wearecollins.com/

(alt video: the letters of the typography move based on the noise in my flat)

Hey folks! I'm going to try and do some server upgrades tonight to get us on modern Mastodon. I'll be backing up the DB at all stages, but there might be downtime!

I absolutely adore the Guardian's writeup of the Frasier reboot, penned by an alien who finds it necessary to explain the concept of "acting" like, did you know that Anthony Hopkins isn't really a cannibal? It's true!
theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2

channeling being an awkward but excited dork for productive social good

Hey folks! Open thread:

What could I do to build more community on The Wandering Shop? What would help you feel more at home here?

I just realized that since I stopped programming in C, I've been a lot happier.

Looks like Amazon is retiring the Goodreads API, which just another step towards basically abandoning Goodreads and folding it into some other Amazon service I guess: joealcorn.co.uk/blog/2020/good

My advice? Get off Goodreads while you still can (ie export your content) and move over to StoryGraph: beta.thestorygraph.com

A black-owned startup finally developing a viable alternative to Goodreads. Fuck yeah!

(Why not LibraryThings? Because, guess what.. it’s also owned by Amazon!)

Love to explain to white ladies posting chain letters on fb how human trafficking actually *doesn't* usually involve intricate kidnapping schemes to snatch white girls out of nice neighborhoods but in reality is deeply tied to the way we push poor and immigrant communities to the margins of society

(No, actually I really love doing this)

its a shame reddit atheists ruined saying io, saturnalia because its the reason for the season 😤

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Phildini @ The Shop's choices:

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.