Also, hello, shop! I'm trying to get my head wrapped around how to manage my social media after a hiatus caused by health problems and some complicated life stuff. Not sure how active I'll be here, but I'm giving it a try! 👋

I have, however, been writing up a storm, including my first Person of Interest fic (which is a crossover with Hawaii Five-O because I'm a dork)

Spoilers to early S3 of POI and mid S2 of H5O

"Their latest number, a Mr. Mikhail Anatoli, escapes them thanks in no small part to HR, Carter’s new goddamned rookie, a smoke grenade, and a syringe full of elephant tranquilizers."

Link here:

Phew, I've been so completely out of it recently. Life has picked up speed again, which is good, but I haven't been here in ages .

While I pop back in here, let me tell you that the new issue of S2B2 is up, and it's got another hockey boys story, and it's awesome and you should go read it.

The stories are hosted on WordPress, so you don't have to worry about LJ's owners for anything but the index.

Falling back into the Shop after a long fatigue hiatus. Hello, all!

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FYI if you use #Grindr

“Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data”

They’re sharing HIV status with the user’s GPS data, phone ID, and email

This is seriously messed up. Forget #privacy, that means they can precisely identify each user

Good morning, Shop!

Things have been helterskelter here, but I hope all are doing well.

And if you're new to the Shop, please remember that our mods have a Patreon, and will be very pleased if you help support the instance!

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#MASTODON POST PRIVACY - who can see your post?

Anyone can see and boost your post everywhere.

✅ Tagged people
✅ Followers
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✅ Tagged people
✅ Followers
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#FAQ #needhelp

Woo, 'zine is live.

My story, To Join This Song, is here:

F/F NSFW romance with ART.

"Isabelle’s sophomore year at Julliard starts off well enough at first. Music theory is going to be a challenge this year, since she’s gotten beyond anything they covered in AP at Shattuck, but her teacher seems pretty good. The Operatic History and Practice class looks interesting, even if it is more writing than she’s ever had to do before."

When your notes to self are, really, just plain stupid in retrospect:

Yes, self, I should plan to write original fiction about the Olympics. Thank you so much for this very helpful reminder.

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I'm going to sleep soon, but this year's F/F S2B2 issue has gone LIVE today, and you can find a list of everything right over here (stories and art not hosted on LJ):

I have an illustration in this one! It and all the stories contained therein are NSFW! We also have a real bastard of a time getting people to respond to F/F issues in particular so why not click the little green hearts or leave a comment about something you liked? I'd be much obliged.

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Hey Shop folk! We don't have a custom Instance Thumbnail or Hero Image. Anyone interested in creating one?

"Instance thumbnail - Used for previews via OpenGraph and API. 1200x630px recommended"

"Hero image - Displayed on the frontpage. At least 600x100px recommended. When not set, falls back to instance thumbnail"

Happy Friday, Shop!

Have an image of a kitten meeting a hedgehog, because it made me happy.

Random question:
If I self-published hockey boys stories with commissioned art for the covers and available-in-print-only snippets as an extra in the back of each volume, would that be enough to make you want to buy a physical copy of a free online novella? (appx 90 pages printed)

What would be your price point? $7? $8? Less? More?

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If you are new to Mastodon feel free to ask questions and tag them with #needhelp and we'll try to help you!

If you're a veteran on Mastodon, feel free to pin the column so you can help out, if you are so inclined!

Also, remember to check if there's any replies already.

And keep an eye on the local timelines to say hello and welcome to the new calves in the heard!

Went to PT this morning and am basically out of energy for the rest of the day, so I've been sitting with my feet up.

Except I think it's time to turn over my laundry.

Maybe the fact that I have more coming out of the dryer implies that I should fold last week's clean laundry to have a place to put it?

Or maybe I'll just put it in the bin with all the other clean clothes and play fuck you wrinkles die die die with my brain all of next week instead.

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