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Wow, not bad for a daily challenge. My third best run of all time, both score-wise and level-wise. If I hadn't been foolish and tried to fight off some goatfolk, only to get ambushed by *two* ice frogs while trying to run away, I might have made it even further.

I never know what to do with myself once I get out of Grit Gate. Most people seem to recommend waiting quite a while (level 20-ish) before going into Golgotha, but what to do in the meantime?

@phildini Our cats have each demonstrated some curiously individual tastes in what they'll choose to look at on the tv. One was really into nature programs (bi-i-i-i-i-rds!!!), another liked anything science-y with little electronic animated bits. And currently, our "cat's cat" (has a hard time bonding with humans) looks at the t.v. during, you guessed it, programs featuring cats.

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It's tabby cat! The cat who is 88% likely a tabby!

We regret to inform you the cat is now guacamole.

@socks Welcome! *pours you coffee* er... sorry, I should have asked. "What's yer poison, friend?" *gestures around indicating the beautifully-stocked drinks area of our hosts @phildini and @Annalee*

Hi, I’m Cristin aka socks! I just moved to this instance from the relatively dead

I’m a musician with a band. I like RPGs and am a lover of fantasy and sci-fi fiction, especially of female led stories and bonus points if they have LGBTQ+ characters as well. My favorite book series is Django Wexler’s Shadow Campaigns and umm... I guess that’s it!

@shopbot @phildini Coffee.


(and a few other things, too. *wink* but I'll know more when I've woken up.)


I write choral music and put the scores online for free.

Publishers won't touch my work because I won't let them prohibit photocopying, so I crowdfund it instead:

So back in 2016 I finished writing a book about where I saw this whole thing going. It went on sale last year.

Morning, shop! Anyone here have a preferred platform for podcasting? Podbean/Libsyn/Soundcloud/other?

And “in a rare reversal, the photo sharing Charismatic Megawebsite Flickr had its conservation status downgraded by UNESCO from Endangered to Conservation Dependent upon its sale from Oath to former rival Smugmug.”

Why arguments against a 70% marginal tax rate for income over $10 million is absurd (look at all that money they'd STILL have):

Mid-week / Wednesday. Show off and talk about your in-progress creations!

cc @phildini

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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.