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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!

Er, doh! Can't believe I forgot this, but I meant to add, "on a twenty-sided die."

I've never been good with statistics... am I correct in calculating that a person has a 45.9% chance of rolling a natural 1 at least one time out of 12 total rolls?

I'm working on some really exciting things coming up later this year, but the downside is that prepping and running a D&D campaign has become more stressful than it is fun :/

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@trappleton That's a good one. I'm fond of, "Graphene as a Long-Term Metal Oxidation Barrier: Worse Than Nothing". :D

Okay, my favorite scientific paper might be, "On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit," by Pennycook et. al., published in Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 10, No. 6:

fan theory: the genie from Aladdin is just Doctor Manhattan after he realizes he just likes to fuck around with godlike powers

there's a car in my neighborhood whose horn sounds EXACTLY like the metal gear solid alert noise. I keep thinking I've been spotted

I managed to get a second D&D title up on the DM's Guild. If you like feats, or you like Ravnica, or you like feats and Ravnica, you might like this!

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Warning: If you don't schedule time for maintenance, your equipment will schedule it for you.

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Good morning, Shop and Fediverse. I'm trying to be present here more. My pendulum swung as far from social media as possible the last few months, and now it seems to be finding a more average place to settle.

It's been ages since I've been on here! Well, if anyone's interested, I've been writing and publishing some D&D-related material at alongside all the old usual stuff. =)

Whoa wait I've never seen Frozen but is Elsa supposed to be the Queen of Air and Darkness?????

Can't wait for the Google/Amazon turf wars about to go down in nyc

I guess to be technical this is actually "sadness, dampened by 60mg of Prozac" lmao

This whole UCB situation has provided me with the purest experience of sadness that I've had maybe ever. There's a little anger and anxiety in there too, but mostly, this is what it feels like to be sad.

The worst part about all of this is what's happening to everyone else, not us. The vast majority of UCB's employees are actors, and subsist on a paltry and inconsistent income. And now there's going to be a bunch of them who are out of a job. One of them is getting married tonight. It's all just such a downer, you know?

Upright Citizens' Brigade Theatre has been horribly mismanaged for a long time, but now it looks like it's gonna go under. I made a lot of friends there, I met my wife there, she's spent several years of her career there, and all signs point to mass layoffs tomorrow. We'll be fine, but it's heartbreaking.

Relatedly, if anyone is looking to hire a Producer, especially one who knows digital shorts and the NYC comedy scene really well, I've got the perfect candidate for the job.

The company called "hims" sells men erectile dysfunction drugs and the company called "hers" sells women birth control drugs and hoo boy if that doesn't just say everything right there

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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.