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I feel like my old intro from August is stale, so I'm hopping on the bandwagon.

Hi friends! I'm Ari, Arini, Arinelle, or Sue. Whichever is your preference is fine with me. I nerd out about writing, history, gaming, sci-fi, and most of all, baseball.

I'm a historian and writer by trade, but chronic health problems have sidelined me for a while. I'm sometimes depressed, frequently anxious, but always trying to do my best.

I don't think I'm very exciting, but I hope you're nice.

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boost this if you are one of the following

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The Big Gay

There's a light thunderstorm nearby that's just sitting here and not moving, and producing a lot of thunder and lightning. A very relaxing thing to have this afternoon.

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Very sad to learn of Rutger Hauer's passing. His soliloquy at the end of Blade Runner is one of the very most moving scenes in film history.

More recently, I enjoyed his role as the police detective protagonist in the video game Observer, even if the game itself disappointed a bit.

Poll closed. 53% who voted preferred their men without hats, while 47% preferred their men at work.

I like that the margin of voting was really close. And also, when they talk real loud trying to tell you what they know.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the first mission to land humans on the Moon. They launched at 9:32 AM local time - so, in about three hours.

You can follow the entire mission, from now until splashdown, in “real time” as it happened 50 years ago, here:

(This is a bad post. I am sorry.) Do you prefer your men...

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Have not been doing well lately. Am sorry for the silence. :/

american healthcare (-) / vent Show more

american healthcare (-) / vent Show more

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Hi everyone--we've had a big influx of spammers and trolls lately, so far all on other servers. Please report them when you see them, and make liberal use of the block button.

This current wave is pretty obvious trolling with blatantly racist content. I encourage folks to report the account and not respond. We will suspend these assholes as the reports come in.

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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.