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Hello, I'm here because I'm interested in writing, computers and related stuff, and would like to connect with people here in particular. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm planning on making some waves. Or not. More importantly, I hope that I'll find here the motivation to write. Thanks for accepting me in!

Yesterday I got obsessed over the minute differences in the glyphs of letters in a book I'm reading. I see it as a feature and not a bug, as it gives a more natural feeling. It seems that achieving that effect can be difficult, both online and in print.

:pen: A Writer's Imagination

Every day I want to write, but I don't. Too much has already been revealed. If I write, I will unleash more of it into the world. If I write, I'll want to share it with somebody else. I can't even hide it when talking to people. The weight of it is too much for me, and my mind is too feeble to comprehend half of it.

write.as/pseudonymous/a-writer

My name is June. My mother’s name is May and her mother’s name is April.

You might think that this is cute and saccharine, but it’s an absolute pain when computers get involved. For instance, I’m making a family tree, and _no_, Excel, my daughter is _not_ called July.

Her name is Julia.

#MicroFiction

"You followed a person because you found them funny or cute one time?" the recommendation algorithm quizzically said.

"Oh, you must be interested in everything they're about, and I think there's a neat box I can fit you in. Don't worry, I'll never forget this gem."

I can't pull the stars from the sky for you, but I promise half-insightful remarks pulled from the ether.

Here's an example:

Whenever you post on the open web, you're feeding the data monsters of tomorrow. The unwritten law is: "If you can see it, you can use it as training data for machine learning."

"Show, don't tell" seems a confusing maxim. I'm probably missing something, but I can't quite wrap my head around it. People say it and give an example of telling what happened in a more character-focused way, or a less abstract one.

When it waxes
and when it wanes,
just remember
who is to blame.

Part of a story I'm writing after a bunch of schoolwork.

Scientists say
Hummingbirds
remember -

returning, hovering,
seemingly
forever -

urging observers
for flower,
and nectar;

a soft blur
of winged quiet,
together

#smallpoems

inspired by The Hummingbirds' Gift: Wonder, Beauty, and Renewal on Wings, by Sy Montgomery and visits on the deck

"She's an icebreaker, and her hair is blonde sea-foam at a sunny isle."

My current favorite line of mine, and maybe you'll like it too! To me, it says that she's quite the woman, uniting opposites and being precious.

I have a beautiful typewriter that will probably serve as decoration or some symbol, or something, of an aspirational lifestyle or something.

It turns out that Emacs in fullscreen mode is more useful for writing.

If you improve 0.5% each day, you will be a 100% better in less than a year.

#life #success

The cosmic vacuum
Stars serenade the darkness
With orchestral light.

Pick your dreams carefully.

"A dream is a beast you have to feed or be eaten by, and a dream without flight brings no prey back to its owner."

write.as/pseudonymous/a-flight

I just clicked pause in the middle of Queen's "Don't stop me now" and can't help feeling guilty.

She woke each day and smiled at the shadow in the corner of her room.

It was a ritual. A thing that made the shadow less looming in the dark of night when it seemed to stretch and pinpricks of light pierced it like long, grinning teeth.

So she smiled every morning. And it smiled every night.

And she lived a life of peace and kindness, as those would do her harm glimpsed a gleaming grin in the night and were never seen again.

#microfiction #TootFic

I see short-form writing as underrated. Most people don't find the time to read full-length novels. I wonder why isn't there more of an interest in shorter stories. It feels to me that this could be a way to incorporate literature into more people's lives.

Anyway, I like short stories and think this medium has unjustly fallen to the wayside.

I know that I'm stating a controversial opinion, but the Beatles rocked.

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