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I'm $140 away from having to make my own tarot deck

kickstarter.com/projects/maena

I'm thinking black and white aesthetics with gilt edges....

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"the Orcish language" is a fucked idea. accepting the premise that at least some linguistic communities center around a population of a 'race', there is no fucking way that all orcs speak the same language. where are the orcs who speak a creole of East Coast Common, Bitterwaste Elvish, New Dunbar East Orcish, & Downslopes Firehills Halfling and consider themselves coethnic with the halflings alongside whom they were once enslaved before they rebelled together & established an independent state?

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oh, and here's a picture for clarity, description should cover everything

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GitHub - mouse-reeve/fedireads: Social reading and reviewing, decentralized with ActivityPub github.com/mouse-reeve/fedirea

It is *still* producing blue flecks and pumping out slightly blue liquid when given clean water in.

I am in awe of the sheer efficency of this tiny little bit of plastic and just how good it is at its job of holding onto and producing a steady flow of ink - and I can see why I got the advice when I got it that this is a *single ink pen* and you never try and clean it to the point where you would want to put it in another ink bottle (cross contamination). Sadly its ink has gone walking.

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At some point it had burped into its cap and cleaning that out was a faff of blue mess. The real event however is the main body - this is a pen with a big aeromatic (rubber bulb) filler system and just rediculous accumulation in its fins and feed.

I have literally soaked it in a sink of hot water, pumped clean water through it about 500 times, including ~5 go arounds with slightly soapy water and a number of "wrap it in a bit of kitchen roll and flick it to leach ink"

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Okay, pen nerdery time and recounting a terrible mistake.

So I just tried to clean a Hero 237-1 accountant pen, this is a cheap XXF fountain pen, it had been sat on a shelf in a pen cup untouched for 3-4? years. The nib was a bit crusty and I figured it should get a deep clean.

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If people want an open network, stop shit-talking open things 

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dict inconceivable # See what the word inconceivable really means so you know you're using it right. dict also shows thesaurus entries, which is quick and useful.

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Leave big Discord servers now. Your data is being scrapped without consent by dis.cool

They ignore laws and regulation and will verbally abuse you if you request removal of your data.

reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

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This is much more general good advice than its sender intended (context was a corporate email about how to not fall for phishing scams).

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@Gargron reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/

There's a site operating bots that enter any large Discord server with invite links, collect data on everybody in the server and then publish a list of every community scraped people are on. There are fears that it's also scraped data like chat logs, people's on/offline times, attached accounts and gameplay stuff.

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actually it's only a city if it has a robust public transit infrastructure that allows you to get to any point in the city without using a car. otherwise it's a sparkling suburb

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My favourite thing about Medium is how each month it automatically tells you that Medium doesn't like you and isn't for you and that you should go and read Wordpress blogs instead which are actually free.

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Federated Worlds Day 15

The New
#Worldbuilding/#Conlang Challenge

Today's prompt is from this month's co-host,
@marionline@mastodon.art

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Crime.

How do people treat criminals in your world? Are criminals punished? How?

What actions are considered a crime?

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Remember to use the hashtag
#FediWorlds

See more about Federated Worlds here -
http://www.lynthornealder.com/fediworlds/


Build On!

#Writing #AmWriting #conlanging #WritingCommunity

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Genius Loci of Hanging Town

Mastodon is a federated microblogging network, so with an account on any instance you can communicate with people on other instances. This one is for friendly people part of, or associated with, the geeky/roleplayer social group of Hanging Town (Lancaster) in the UK.