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I have a new account on @vicorva@social.scribblers.club and I can't import followers from wandering.shop due to the instance being outdated.

Please do follow me on my new account for more microfiction, catposting, and talking far too much. :blobowo:

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I wrote a book!

💀 👻 📚 ✨ 🖤

If you love D&D and traditional fantasy with a twist, you might well enjoy BOOKS & BONE!

-scholars and libraries!
-black magic!
-zombie friends!
-evil necromancers but ... friendly?
-ace romance!

Follow Ree, necromancer town archivist, as she attempts to keep her family and neighbours from killing a foppish, arrogant, and amiable historian from the world beyond the crypt.

Sample and buy links: victoriacorva.xyz/books/books-

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She saw on TV that ghosts made things cold, and she’d always had chilly feet at night.

So she found a stone with a hole through the middle and she waited under the covers until the chill made her toes curl.

Gently, she sat up, closing one eye and holding the stone up to the other.

Shimmering and thin as a beam of moonlight, the cat stretched and resettled on her feet.

She smiled and went back to bed, careful not to kick.

She’d always wanted a cat.

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‘It’s just a pigeon,’ said the girl. ‘Let it die.’

The boy lifted it with gentle hands. It was too weak to struggle. He could feel its heartbeat against his fingertips. ‘It just needs help, that’s all.’

He nursed it day and night. Warmed it by a lamp, cleaned its wounds. Fed it from his hand. Every day it grew stronger. And larger.

After a week, it was the size of a cat. A month, a dog. It gazed at him with adoring eyes. And one day, it would carry him into the sky.

I have a new account on @vicorva@social.scribblers.club and I can't import followers from wandering.shop due to the instance being outdated.

Please do follow me on my new account for more microfiction, catposting, and talking far too much. :blobowo:

I have a new account on @vicorva@social.scribblers.club and I can't import followers from wandering.shop due to the instance being outdated.

Please do follow me on my new account for more microfiction, catposting, and talking far too much. :blobowo:

How do people maintain alts and different social media accounts?

I've only been doing it for like an hour and I'm already confused and cross.

I mean, I intend to move properly somewhere at some point but even so. :blobcatflip:

Introduction 

Oh yeh, #introductions, I should have done that.

Am Gwenfar, addicted to #plants and #gardening, but that's mainly over at my #gardening, #food, #cooking alt: @GwenfarsGarden.

This alt is kind of my general musings on any thing from #politics, living with the #ChronicIllness #MECFS and in general, #disability issues. Love #SciFi and adoring/worshiping cats. My cat is @FreyaKitteh. I'm also really keen on pre-1660 British #History, particularly social history. Currently been learning more about Anglo-Saxon England. My degree was gender in Early Modern England.

My politics are #Anarchist #IntersectionalFeminist #AntiRacist etc. Still have masses to learn, particularly with unlearning #WhiteSupremacy, #Abelism, #Fatphobia etc. Very much a work in progress.

Boringly white cishet. She/They pronouns. #TransRights!

Time to read other people's books out loud and hopefully get paid for it.

Ahh, freelance life.

🎙️ 📚

how to celebrate #AutisticPrideDay:

• stop making so much noise all the time
• leave us alone, we're trying to get some dang work done
• don't accidentally give any money to Autism Speaks, it's a hate group
• ban ABA
• fuck the police

💜 Non-binary does not necessarily mean androgynous
💛 It's okay to question your gender identity
🤍 It's okay if your pronouns change
🖤 Your feelings are legitimate

It occurs to me that the reason it's so easy to think about how we would re-write/re-tell a certain story (say, a given Star Wars movie) is that we've already had a lot of the work done for us. A big part of drafting is making versions of the story you then change. By working from what is, to our view, a bad draft, we only have to worry about the changes and not making it from whole cloth. That energy has been spent for us.

books that center Black joy instead of pain and suffering, recommended here by L.L. McKinney: tor.com/2020/06/17/the-role-pu , author of A Blade So Black (The Nightmare-Verse #1) indiebound.org/book/9781250211

✨ Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky By Kwame Mbalia indiebound.org/book/9781368039

✨ The Belles
By Dhonielle Clayton indiebound.org/book/9781484732

✨ A Song Below Water By Bethany C. Morrow indiebound.org/book/9781250315

✨ Opposite of Always By Justin A. Reynolds indiebound.org/book/9780062748

"Bad guys are fat" internalizes as "fat people are fat because of their moral shortcomings" and it reinforces itself and we get a new cycle of judgement.

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Good morning fedifolk and tootfriends!

Today I wish you a gentle transition into the weekend ✨

Can I ride a giant cat while a regular-sized cat rides me? Yes.

This is a good game.

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Calico demo:

Can I find a rainbow-hued magical cat? Yes.

Can I put that cat on my head? Yes.

Can we borrow the mayor's broom and fly off into the sky together? Also yes.

content warning etiquette 

Here is the proper way to boost something that needs a content warning and doesn't have one:

1. open the post
2. copy its url
3. paste the url into a new post
4. add a brief description of the content at the link
5. send

 autistic people 🤝 adhd people
wondering why a timer is going off

happy autism pride day ya'll!

Been playing the Calico demo on steam and it already looks wonderful. A world full of cats and dogs to be cuddled, played with, and even ridden if they are big enough!

I supported it on Kickstarter forever ago and I'm really looking forward to its release.

store.steampowered.com/app/111

D&D addressing racist content, birdsite link 

This thread puts some perspective around why this has come about, and the press release itself (also linked) is far more positive than I was expecting.

twitter.com/ajitgeorgeSB/statu

Sensitivity readers and re-releasing old racist content, with a commitment to changing the mechanics and narrative around 'races' in D&D in future.

Good morning fedifolk and tootfriends!

Today I wish you a burst of creativity ✨

just devoured The Empress of Salt and Fortune

if you care at all about archaeology and the power of historical narrative this book is for you

it's also got a bunch of queer protagonists

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