asking for help (boost pls!) 

@pablod Hey Pablo! Do you still check Mastodon and do you mind if I DM?

sex work, self-promotion 

Cultural icons like Billy Dee Williams coming out as gender fluid is the sort of big shifting points we need.

how is breathing so effective at making you get your bearings straight again

is hamon real or someshit

A fabulous welcome home from the Bay.😍 I miss Japan, but it’s good to be back. 🌧 @ San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Feel free to self-promote here! If you’re in Japan and follow me, I want to hear from you.

I’m probably asking this too late, but who from Japan (especially Tokyo) should I be following here?

Went to Tokyo. Bought suitcase. Filled suitcase with snacks. @ Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho / モクシー 東京錦糸町

Oh cool fun that point in a night of having fun with friends where my crippling doubt and anger sets in because someone said one wrong thing.

Stop 👏 Using 👏 Facebook

So many reasons, why you should consider closing your #Facebook account. Here is a nice documented list:

hi everyone! I am a she/her interested in way too many things, but not great at many (which I am very comfortable with 😁): drawing, knitting, video and board games, dungeon mastering, machine learning. I also enjoy reading and watching movies and TV, and am actually pretty good at those 😅 looking forward to getting to know everyone!

This is also why memes and such with Yoda in them tend to not quite hit the mark; people roughly understand what happens with Yoda's speech patterns because of how the mind internalizes language information, but without the kind of explicit knowledge granted by studying linguistics, it's hard to really nail down the specifics so people just kinda flip things around and hope for the best

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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.