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I'm going to move soon, and I might have a few days or more where I'm on my own and have limited internet access.

I'm thinking about downloading a bunch of podcasts while I a still have the wifi from my old home. Do you have any good #podcast recommendations?

I like #queer / #LGBTQIA, #pagan / #heathen, #science (for the interested non-scientist) content. I understand German and English fluently.

What are your favorite #podcast gems that I might not have discovered yet?

This is important. Very, *very* important.

Like, "human extinction"-level important.

> John Deere’s decision to build ag-tech that can be remotely controlled [and] disabled, along with its [total monopoly], means that anyone who compromises its system puts the world’s food-supply at risk.

> John Deere has extraordinarily terrible information security.

This is great. So, so great.

Every evening the cat came, and every evening the poor artist would sketch or paint feverishly in the dimming light.

The cat would be still as a statue, until the artist was done - image completed or not. The incomplete images were always somehow completed by dawn.

The artist eventually sold the collection, then purchased a rare dried fish, feeding it to the cat and breaking the curse.

She cried, relieved to have her wife back.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday #Fantasy

Death looked at the chess board, and his fallen king.
"Ah. I should have guarded that better."
The cat shifted its paw slightly, and slowly, without breaking eye contact, pushed the piece over the edge.
"I will see you another time."
The cat yawned, flicked its tail, and left.
#MicroFiction #SmallStories #TootFic

The (in my circles at least famously) non-binary creator of the recent She-Ra reboot is going by Nate now, and here's a comic where he talks about this:

The "and this is... uh" "uh" part reminds me real hard of my own name feelings around 2014-2015.

Side note to the thread from @mrvi on QTEs ( I want to express my annoyance with not making controller vibration amount configurable or optional - replacing them with visual/audio cue. I have literally had to get refunds on games before because of this.

I have one controller I've modded to disconnect the rumblers from, but if vibe signals timing and there's no alt cue I can't play the game. Too much violent rumble makes my hands hurt and go numb (thanks )


Turkish police have detained dozens of LGBTQ+ people who gathered with flags on Sunday after local authorities banned Istanbul's annual Pride march from going ahead this year.

"Discrimination is a crime, the rainbow is not," one group chanted.🏳️‍🌈✊🏳️‍⚧️


This isn't just AAA games. It's prevalent in really cool indy titles I want to love and support. But honestly, it feels like any time I realise a title has a minigame which is essential to gameplay, there's a large chance it'll be QTE and I start dreading minigames as a whole tbh. Indie devs - you're doing yourselves out of cash and a passionate community of potential fans.

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Dear game developers: making Quick Time Events optional is a issue. I have lost count of how many games are unplayable to me and other folks with motor issues due to them being sodding mandatory and unskippable. Are aware of how much it gates things off for a large population?

poly transbian asking invasive questions to a straight couple like "i don't get it. which one of u is the gentoo debloat purist and which one is the kubernetes user"

apparently when people complained to the Public Universal Friend about the androgyny of their dressing style, their response was "I am not accountable to mortals". Like Garrisson Davis notes, trans culture hasn't aged a day

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Discussion of disability, ableism, posthumanism & postactivism 

The above thread is composed of bits of my curently unpublished essay "Disability Leaks Everywhere" [6/6]

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Just a reminder, UK folks: I run a wiki about places to pass on things that you no longer need. It's called Pass It On.

I'm always looking for SPECIFIC, GENUINE and RECENT examples of charities/other orgs that will take things that might otherwise go to landfill.

Please, no hearsay or vague recommendations. But if YOU PERSONALLY have got a charity to take something IN THE RECENT PAST, I am desperate to hear about it.

Its gloriously warm weather, I am having to work on lots of little jobs that have built up - while my cats nap.

I am hence planning on following their example and making a definite lunch break where I chill out, outside, with a salad and hopefully a little 5 minute nap.

But first I have to get to that point...

Are you a witch or a pagan? Help an academic researcher find out about modern practitioners' relationships (or not) with the Goddess Hecate. Answer a short survey
#witch #pagan #magic #hecate #hekate #occult #paganism

I was really depressed for the last two days because I left my ring on the lawn and the crows stole it BC shiny. It's irreplaceable and Akkas gave it to me two years ago so I was devastated. I dredged the pond and used a metal detector all over the lawn but it was gone. But today I cooked the crows bacon in the morning and this afternoon it was returned RIGHT WHERE I LEFT THE BACON!!!!!

Biden to sign exec order to protect trans health care 

#Biden to sign an executive order protecting trans health care and forbidding conversion therapy. The order directs HHS to tell states such denial is a violation of Federal law. Over 300 anti-trans bills have been filed in state legislatures, and an avalanche of state legal suits will follow.

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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.