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I am drawing silly monsters and my daughter is glueing googly eyes on them

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The dogs are attempting to herd me into bed. To be fair, I'm not putting up much of a fight.

Goodnight, goodnight, the trees are dreaming of snow, goodnight, goodnight, good night.

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The ancient abomination woke from its dreamless sleep, swam to the the shore and walked to the nearest town.
"You," it roared at a terrified dog-walker, "what year is it?"
"Uh. 2018."
"Still? It's been ages," the abomination grumbled. "I'll be back when I can make a difference."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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“All the bombs are deployed?”

“Every last one,” she held up an empty sack made of coarse canvas.

“Excellent work. Now, everyone clear the area.”

“How long do we have until they go off?”

“About 4-6 months. People are going to be so surprised when they see all those flowers blooming in a place like this.”

💣 🌱

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@alxd I think Neal Stephenson was right in pointing out some time ago the importance of science fiction in imagining futures we can work towards, and how there's been a poverty of imagination in more modern science fiction. but how to get past this is another question.

anyway to bring it back to the original question, cyberpunk is useful as a way of exploring the concerns that animate crypto and free software, but doesn't show us a better way forward. for that we need something more.

(3/3)

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trying to get my ass back to writing some original stuff so here's an excerpt from the start of a project I started a while ago: write.as/juliamae/a-fragment-f

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@orionkidder Maybe that's an idea for a new feature - a "toot to self" button which lets people rant but its only visible by themselves.

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I should stop talking about writing and go back to writing now, oops.

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utopianism, sci-fi Show more

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I've written a short series of 6 short stories. I wrote them quite some time ago, but I think they hold up. Anybody with time on their hands: welcome. I accept constructive criticism graciously, for the most part. uschi-the-listener.tumblr.com/

Question for all: would we like a hashtag for "please critique/comment"? I've taken that as the default around here—that if you post, you're looking for feedback—but it might make it particularly clear, and those of us who *do* want to critique could possibly find each other faster.

Just a thought. I have no authority. Looking for opinions.

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If ever you think to youself, "I'd love to read a story about this thing," and then you think, "hey, maybe I should write this."

Please do.

Seriously. Go and write it. That's the best kind of writing prompt any author could ask for.

I heard a professional TV/comic book writer doing a Q&A today. He said "it all starts with characters," and while I don't believe that's 100% true, it is true that if the characters are boring, then *I'm* bored writing them, and that's not a good sign.

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So there was a big protest today by schoolkids who blew off school and marched in the streets over government inaction on climate change.

The Prime Minister has said they should be less activist and focus on their schooling instead.

I just saw this sign. These kids are great.

#auspol #protest #activism

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I fucking love shitposting, I don't have a problem with 90% of you, but for fuck's sake, just try to find a joke format that doesn't need an in group, an out group, and someone you say is okay to hurt.

Because at this point, it's beginning to look like some of you just like to hurt people.

/ end rant

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hello i’m the language police here to tell you that all words are made up and grammar is a good-faith, best-effort sort of thing

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