This seems relevant to my masto friends:
"So all the Animorphs books are available online for free with [Katherine Applegate]'s blessing, btw"
Started my first actual multiplayer game of Stellaris today.
Was somewhat overwhelming as we had all the DLC enabled and like 14 players across multiple Discord rooms, but was a fun 5 hours or so.
in case you didn't know ALL Machinima videos just got wiped off their channel. as in all. ever. they just got bought up this week (same company that bought rooster teeth)
If you didn't have a backup, that's the end of the line for a good chunk of internet history.
The World President took the call.
"All right, Dr Dastard, what are your demands?"
"Media always talk about my inventions and schemes, and call me 'mad scientist' or 'evil genius'."
"I can't control media-
"But it's not just me! It's never a lone genius! My team deserves credit!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I love this post, go read it all.
"you’re coming from another part of the internet/a completely different context where, when looking at how i and other (educated, intelligent) people in my age group speak online, you completely miss the nuances and brush it off as something to be mocked, because in the circles you’re a part of varied capitalization is interpreted as a sign of incompetence."
i've been informed that today is appreciate a dragon day, do with that information as you will,
Wanna have a bit of fun watching people get all confused while revealing society's inherent patriarchal bias?
Refer to your sewing machine as a 'power tool.'
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Not much for most British traditions, but being able to take the piss out of ourselves is pretty much a mandatory coping mechanism at this point.
It's one of our few redeeming features and if the rest of the world's laughing at us we might as well bloody join them!
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I mean, on the bright side of the UK and the US government's both spontaneously combusting, the Anarcho Primitivism folks must be having a field day.
An-Prim peeps have gotta be so hyped for seeing a good chunk of western civilisation repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot.
"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."
the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."
with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.
idk, sometimes I forget that despite my social circles offline and online both largely being composed of queer nerds, the skew on queer vs nerd vs other identifiers tends to be fairly wildly different
I mean, normally that just changes which jokes/shitposts are effective
Was chatting about The Matrix trilogy (plus Animatrix) with friends briefly, got onto the discussion about original intent about the film wrt the whole "humans as batteries" originally being different and casually dropped the "actually it's a trans allegory" line
Didn't really get a chance to fully explain as we were just getting up to leave and grab buses but
nobody had heard that angle before, despite knowing a lot of other trivia and philosophical stuff and being fairly progressive 🤔
The creator of Animal Crossing talking about how he made the game because he was lonely and then proceeded to make a game about hanging out with furries is a big mood
a super moon is when the moon is more or less as close to us as it gets
a blood moon is when a lunar eclipse causes it to appear red
and a wolf moon is just the first full moon of january and is not a phenomenon as such, but I fully agree that the whole thing sounds cooler with it in there, and it's not false
today I have learned that the upcoming full moon is, not even joking, a "Super Blood Moon", or since it's the first full moon of january, a "Super Blood Wolf Moon"
I am all for this
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It's kinda funny, because if you jump forward one more year or two you get the period of White Boy Afro, but go any further than that and about 2011-2018 I barely change at all.
To help demonstrate that, here's a 2009 vs 2011 BONUS ROUND
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Seems a few folks are doing then vs now comparisons...
Sure, why not?
2008* (ish?) vs 2018
I managed to get two images not only with a large time difference but also with basically the same facial expression to really drive home how much I suck at selfies :P
* file was archived and has incorrect timestamp, had to guess based on clues from other photos in the same folder, presence of a Smash Bros Brawl poster in the bg of one helped narrow it down
Programmer, writer, artist, gamer. Struggling with MH, it's a fight to get up each day. Roll Initiative. [He/Him]
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