I'm still phlogging, on the circumlunar.space area with "the rest of the sundogs" until SDF is revived.
thanks to @solderpunk for hospitality and gently orienting me.
there's this hovering malaise
a sort of ceiling made from pudding
and on a good day, when i'm feeling, i slowly rise towards it. an upper limit to free breathing and freedom of movement
and at that cut-off i'll slowly sink into it and everything goes dark and suffocating and every movement sluggish and the only thing to do is to drop back down again, the whole way down, hit the floor and be reminded what pain is
and at some point all the energy will be gone, won't it? stuck there looking up
"Before the war at a luncheon party like this people would have said precisely the same things but they would have sounded different, because in those days they were accompanied by a sort of humming noise, not articulate, but musical, exciting, which changed the value of the words themselves."
"nothing was different save only here I listened with all my ears not entirely to what was being said, but to the murmur or current behind it. Yes, that was it—the change was there."
"Nothing was changed;"
"A woman in the village, that was before this war began said to me one day, they used to laugh gayly before the war she meant 1914 war and since then they have not laughed, they seem to enjoy themselves but they do not laugh, she wondered was it that they had forgotten or that you did not laugh, perhaps she said if there is a whole generation that never heard of war they will laugh. Perhaps not, she said, she realised that it might never again happen that any one would really laugh."
not been writing so much recently, just lots and lots of things going on and feeling a little stagnate.
hoping things will quiet down soon..
what the motivation behind this censorship is i'm not quite sure, other than maybe pleroma admins being less ready to censor people. in other respects the userbases are pretty similar, with a very high percentage of lgbt users, "nerds", and miscellaneous marginalised groups
...that's all for this very-wordy response, though x-x
3. a large percentage of english-speaking mastodon instance admins use blocklists to censor a large percentage of pleroma instances, including the instances the pleroma projects' core developer group use. for example, the first response to your thread here was made by the original pleroma dev but it looks like you never received it.
from a user's perspective, there are three noticeable differences between mastodon and pleroma instances
1. pleroma's default browser interface is very different (though the mastodon interface is also available, so this can be considered as more choice for the user)
2. replies, and not just original posts, show up in timelines (which has the effect of stimulating much more rapid discussion with more participants, since public conversations are made more visible)