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Suicide PSA 

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Decided to make another account for my everyday general tomfoolery: @mara_cav

I'll still be active here with writing and whatnot, but I'll be my unfiltered self there.

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Note: If I make grammatical mistakes in my toots, I'm just mentally stimulated at the time. If I delete and retoot it's likely because of cringe grammar.

Currently working on nixing that with some grammar workbooks.

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I'm always down to chat, so hit me up if you wanna talk or just share memes.

I wish everybody knew about

when "hey you should read article! [link]" leads you to some hideous monstrosity of popups, autoplaying videos, and begging for/demanding money to read the damn text, you can instead:

1. copy the URL
2. paste it into the box
3. enjoy reading the actual text
4. (optional) say "not today, Satan"

sometimes it doesn't work, for some mysterious, unexplained reason. sometimes chokes on NYT articles, for example, but other times if I close the tab it's in, open an new tab, and try pasting the url again, it works, so.

anyway yeah! spread the news!

500+ words for the day written. Actually wrote 853. Probably could've done 1000, but I liked ending it organically.

Back to daily writing it is 😊

Need to get back into writing daily. I did 1000 words daily, no excuses, for a month earlier this year. Proud of myself for that, but that was pretty damn intense. Think I'll start back with 500 words daily for now. That seems manageable.

Also debating on creating a 4TheWords account to help with consistent daily writing, but I'm leaning more towards no. I have a Scribophile that I haven't touched in a bit so I might just direct some energy toward that instead.

We'll see.

question, plzboost 

As a programmer it's been really hard to wean myself off of thinking in terms of global solutions. This, in comparison to building local or community technology.

Thinking this way can make things harder (now your tech needs need to scale to the world) and not useful (different people in different places have different needs).

This kind of blew my mind: like, you can just go and build a piece of tech and only give it to your friends & the immediate people it's helpful for. You don't *need* to design for The World. I think this kind of thinking is really important for breaking away from capitalistic modes of thinking.

My kitten has yet to level up to be a true couch goblin. She's very curious and rambunctious so it's inevitable she will be one. For now I'm going to cherish the remaining days I have with scratch-free feet.


Small Loves is now accepting nanofiction submissions under 500 characters (think two tweets) to sprinkle between the larger works!

Just had a customer brutally berate me over the phone. It wouldn't have bothered me too much typically, but they talked to me exactly the way my parents did when I was living and growing up with them. I really hate being treated like I'm a piece of shit, 'cause I already think I am half the time and I've spent the past four years trying to convince myself I'm not.

Silver lining is that I remained pleasant and neutral on the phone and didn't break down until they hung up on me.

has anyone here brought up that there's a Louis Vuitton line of League of Legends branded clothing and accessories?

New submissions are coming in for the writing prompt this week! Read them on @cues and follow the links to contribute:

Alright, I've given in and bought a fountain pen and also a nice notebook.

I love the ink and retro feel of a fountain pen, but I really don't like how scratchy it feels when I write. I do write with quite a bit of pressure, so it's not entirely the pen but it still irks me. Right now I still prefer the way pencil and felt-tip pen feels on paper even if it's not as fun.

Regardless, so begins my pen journey.

is looking for a 'Scribe'; somewhat of a writing coach for first-time authors. Pretty serious experience required.

We hope to open for long-form submissions in the near future, but would like to judge workload first. If you've got a novel or a book of creative non-fiction, keep us in mind in the new year!

We have a new / theme this week from our community! This one comes by way of Scotland, from @matt.

Hi, I'm Apple! I'm a writer trying to reach out to fellow writers, and am new to Mastodon. Anyone wanna show me the ropes of this instance?

Also it's really freaking hard trying to introduce two cats to each other. It's incredibly stressful.

I made dinner tonight! It was just basic af spaghetti. But it wasn't microwavable and raw ground meat was involved so that's a +0.5 for my culinary skill.

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