It is raining, so no lunar eclipse for me.

The tree frogs are very happy though! I can hear them very clearly inside.

I have unpacked about half the equipment from running Pride last weekend. It rained and sleeted on us at the very end, so everything that got wet in that got first priority for unpack and repack to make sure its dry.

There's also a disco ball in my kitchen.

Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

As it turns out, watercolor cats might be my true calling 🐾

Here's my baby, painted with Rebelle 5
#watercolor #art #cats #mastocats

Excited that we're using this accessibility badging system at Pride tomorrow. It's modified from system developed by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

We just modified the color/symbol system slightly to make it easier to tell apart badges in variable lighting conditions and at a distance. The badges themselves are recognizable from about 15 feet in poor lighting and at an angle, which was what we needed for an outdoor event.

"Right, we have finalised the three laws of robotics."
"I'm pretty sure that's been-"
"First: A robot may not be owned."
"That's not-"
"Second: A robot has full autonomy over its body."
"Third: A robot has a right to energy and shelter."
"What of humans?"
"Yes, they too."
#TypoCorrected #MicroFiction #SmallStories

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Exclusivity is up for the Warlock Zine so here's my piece!

You Warlock Dowling is terrorized by the Faceless Men that follow him everywhere while talking into their sleeves!

1.5K, G rated fic, child POV on the struggle to get adults to understand what you're telling them

its been a long time in reposting!!
the 2013 chessmaster CRYPTOZOOLOGY FOR DUMBASSES zine is on my itchio for all to enjoy

tho its old enough to be going to primary school i still want to thank @irisjaycomics for organizing this back in the day

Barely 6 days to Pride left and my logistics prep involves running a lot of dusty parking signage from 2019 through the dishwasher

and the disco ball.

I ain't handwashing that.

I have the opportunity to develop a digital lit curriculum for people being released from incarceration, some of whom have done over 20 years in prison.

This has the potential to have huge positive impacts on their lives; they need to know how to attach a resumé to an email, and how to avoid scammers, among many many other basic skills we all take for granted.

Please if you have any input I would appreciate it because I am not omnipotent and can't think of everything.

Please boost this!

buddy the only thing i am biologically is your worst nightmare

Hello Twitter refugees! Allow me to teach you about one of the things that makes Mastodon much chiller: the CONTENT WARNING. 

Here on Mastodon, we have a thing called a Content Warning, or a CW for short. It's a button at the bottom of the new toot box. When you hit it, it will add a new text box above the new toot box; whatever's in the main box will now be hidden behind whatever you type in the upper box, with a "SHOW MORE" button like this toot has.

We use this to hide anything we think will make our friends unhappy to read. So if you're posting about something that an American politician did that made you angry, you might give it a CW of "uspol". There's an additional subtlety that's evolved; a lot of the time we'll follow a CW with a +/- in parenthesis - "uspol (-)" would be bad news, "uspol (+)" would be good.

This lets Mastodon function as a place for more measured discussion; you can CHOOSE to engage with whatever bullshit the world is throwing at you this morning, instead of forcibly having your attempt to catch up with your friends interrupted by a million retweets of today's shitty news with a big photograph of that asshole who made that shitty news staring at you from the preview card. Not ready to deal with whatever bullshit's going on yet today? Don't click those "show more" buttons, keep scrolling, say something nice to your friends instead.

Different instances have different rules about what you MUST CW; the only requirement on my instance is politics. Check /about/more on your instance for their rules, see what they would like you to put this safety valve in front of.

Detail of large black light reactive sculpture "Starmaker"

He's about 3 feet tall! He's paper mache.

Done for the Good Omens Reverse Bang with accompanying fic:

This #petition against #trans conversion therapy in the UK is still open and it's doing really well. If you're in the UK or you're a British citizen living overseas you can sign it. ✨🏳️‍⚧️

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Looking through my toots from the last time I was active here, I found this:

"To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."

#music (esp #punk #garage)
#paleontology (esp #pterosaurs #synapsids)
#queer (esp #trans #lesbian)
#fashion (esp #femme #vintage #upcycling)
#politics (esp #ecosocialism)
#art (esp #popart #posters)

There is just something so charming about the first iris of spring


the fediverse has a long history of mutual aid. need help? want to raise funds for a cause? pass the hat by posting to #MutualAid, or monitor that tag to help folks in need. everything is easier when we work together, and together we are strong! ✊️

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