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Hi, I'm Thomas. I write and host The Episodic Table Of Elements, a podcast that looks at the fascinating stories behind every element on the periodic table, at

I also love tabletop games, especially D&D and MtG. I'm looking forward to learning what Mastodon is all about!

Wasn't there an article about a year ago about how Hamilton embodies the worst parts of liberalism? Performative wokeness while propping up systems of oppression, or something like that? I can't find it now, does anyone know what I'm talking about?

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infosec geek: you know you shouldn't be wearing those around your neck *points at the yubikey on my chest*

me: it's actually *grabs his fingers and breaks them* a honeypot

Did you know there's at least one "Rogue Geoengineer" on this planet? It makes me feel like we're living in a Kim Stanley Robinson novel.

this fascist world exhausts me

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Vanadium wound up being my favorite kind of episode, a meandering stroll through histories real and fabulous, from far underwater to the skies above the battlefield:

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when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

I haven't thought this through at all but: if all your business provides is "access" to something, it should be nationalized.

mastodon is the only social media i have anymore, and i've been avoiding it, too, lately. i don't know why! so here I am again, settling in, I suppose.

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@trappleton The idols aren't profance; it's the trucknutz that are holy.

The existence of trucknutz makes me wonder if all those ancient fertility idols were as sacred as we presume

Just saw that Bill Bailey has grey hair and had to remind myself that Black Books was nearly twenty years ago 😕

Humble Bundle has a bunch of 90's edition Vampire: The Masquerade stuff on sale and I jumped on it because I never have before, and the Lore seemed interesting. But I'm seeing conflicting reports that White Wolf is a company that's by/for Nazis in 2018? Did the thing I just discovered get Milkshake Ducked??

When did F Murray Abraham become so dang *attractive*???

for reasons beyond comprehension, my youtube search history includes the phrase "neon genesis frasier"

casual study of mathematics has poisoned my brain such that now, when installing software and accepting the EULA, I pronounce it "Oyla"

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Lol from twitter to facebook to its proper home on the #fediverse

Happy Thursday!

it also bothers me that they go through all this trouble to say that Xanathar is a title, not a name, but then only call him "Xanathar" rather than "the Xanathar"

Somehow I didn't even realize that the Xanathar is on the cover of Dragon Heist until this morning, but now I can't not see it: