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@AesAthena @katwylder No need to DM; it's on-topic.

100% flour, 70-75% water. 1/4 tsp dry yeast and 1 tsp salt per 10 oz flour.
Mix dry, add water. Mix just until it comes together as one messy lump, cover and let rise for 12-18 hours. Bake as you like; it works for a loaf or a boule. I recommend baking in a Dutch oven; it helps the crust.

Water, yeast, and salt amounts are all flexible.

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introducing: me 

Trans crowdfund, surgery, sucide risk (not me) 

I got through everything that existed prior to the new year in about six days, and then after the first update of the year, tried to read it again in the subsequent week before the following update. Didn't quite manage it, but still. This thing *grabbed* me.

Lately I've been reading a web serial called Katalepsis. It is cosmic horror and terror both (but also usually very wholesome), it's transhumanism and dysphoria and an uncertain quantity of varyingly hopeless or hopeful lesbians. Self-aware in that perfect way where the characters have read books, but without fourth-wall-breaking. Clear character voices and properly messy action scenes and evocative descriptions without resorting to un-adjectives like "eldritch".

Got a friend and her SO in need of living-space, currently due to be on the streets in February. Two disabled trans folks in Boston. Any leads you've got, really. Please boost.

She streams and has a patreon, if you can contribute, and can be hired for voice-acting and video-editing, if you have need of that.

I have now done a game stream! I do not like my voice.

( if curious, very cute puzzle/exploration/platformer game entitled "Oh Jeez, Oh No, My Rabbits Are Gone!!!")

With the bobbin removed and the needle not threaded, everything runs smoothly. The machine is not being unusually noisy, so I don't think it needs oiling. The bobbin is perhaps running a little low on thread by radius, but I'd eyeball it as still having at least a few feet (if not yards) in there.

Bobbin loads into the machine with the hole facing vertically. Bobbin is not empty. Needle is not bent, I tried a new needle. Problem occurs on both straight and zigzag stitches.

Specifically: After a variable number of stitches, it stops (motor seems to be straining). This occurs on both hand and electric power. If I hand-turn it backward from there it doesn't stick, but if I electric backward it stays stuck. Looking at the bobbin at time of sticking, there's a few threads back and forth over the top of the spool.

people! I do more "fixing my clothes" than "art", but regardless, my sewing machine is not working and any help would be appreciated. Details in thread.

I've sort of fallen out of Mastodon and back to doomscrolling on birdsite, haven't I... bleh.

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“You probably still think of Sri Lanka as a shithole, though the war ended over a decade ago and we’re fine. Then what does that make you?” — @indica

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Hello, need money for trans related clothing (~$100?), food I don't have to cook myself b/c it's exhausting dealing with that (~$100), for fabric b/c my kid wants me to sew them a cape (~$80) for Halloween, and bloodwork laboratory fees that my insurance doesn't cover nearly enough of (nearly $400 owed plus 3 more sets of labs need getting done)

:boost_ok: cashapp/venmo in reply, PM for paypal & Google Pay

#crowdfund #disabilitycrowdfund #Indigenous #actuallyAutistic #bipoc #transcrowdfund

I have just rediscovered this toot, and have no recollection of what story it was, what the crossover was, or whether there was in fact an ARG.

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your robot gf is loudly saying “beep boop” instead of making actual robot noises cause she finds it really funny

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ROMAN SOLDIER: halt, strange person! where are you from?
TIME TRAVELER: i come from the future. what are your names?
ROMAN SOLDIER: my name is QUINTUS, as i am the fifth child in my family. my comrade is SEXTUS, for he was the sixth child in his family. what is your name?
ROMAN SOLDIER: [starts counting on his fingers as his eyes open in fear]

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"Listen," she said dryly, "I know how this is supposed to go. The knight gets past the dragon, rescues the princess and they're supposed to–"

"–get married and everything, yeah," the knight finished. "It feels clichéed to me too."

"The truth is, I'm sure you're lovely, but," the princess considered her words, "I'm only into women. Sorry kid."

The knight was silent for a while. "I should be truthful too. I'm not a man. You're the first person I've told."

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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How I Defeated Fascism With the Power of Love

by Luigi


Chapter 1: The Power of Love

The first step in my journey was realizing that it is impossible to defeat fascism with the power of love.

Chapter 2: The Power of Incredible Violence

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drawing is great, but it’s a shame that doing it requires so much drawing

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