One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

(Boosts welcome!)

Smallest library in Italy. This retired school teacher followed his long life dream to bring books to local communities and reads the children stories

Just thinking to rewrite an old post and translate into Italian. Do you write in multiple languages? Is it worth it?

i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

What blows my mind about Mastodon is not so much its design or tech.

It's that people there read content that interests them and click links. I'm so used to the complete passivity, even apathy, of Twitter users, that what people do on Mastodon never ceases to amaze me.

#mastodon #fediverse

Here's the most recent piece I've written on comic books: it's about what it's like to be crazy in Gotham City and, equally, what it's like to read Batman stories as someone with a mental illness.

A I've been lately is Two Women by Moravia. The book talks about a mother struggling to protect her daughter from WWII atrocities. A story that's still relevant today, unfortunately. This is the Italian edition book cover and on the cover is a picture of Sophia Loren (Cesira) and Eleonora Brown (Rosetta), from the movie by Vittorio De Sica.

This could be us but the internet doesn’t let me just vibe next to you

A I've been lately, Two Woman by Moravia. It's the story of a mother struggling to protect her daughter from WWII atrocities. A novel that's still relevant today, unfortunately.
There's also a movie adaptation by De Sica.

Fediverse vs Twitter 

With the recent influx, it puts the cultural differences in contrast.

Folks fresh from Twitter tend to be very hype based (Lookit me on the summit of Mt. Awesome. I'd like you to have fomo, but in a good way! plz like & subscribe!)

Folks who have been here awhile tend to be very passion based. (Lookit this adorable bug I saw! Let me overwhelm you with bug information!)

In short, instead of things you want to be liked for, it's things you simply like.

I'm Martyn. (I swear I didn't add the "y" myself.) I'm a writer living in Melbourne, Australia.

Right now I'm working on a novel as part of a PhD on superhero stories; I'm also a screenwriter with a couple of projects in development in the US. I like all forms of stories, but comic books have always been my true love.

You can read some of my work at, if you like. There's flash fiction if you're time-poor too!

time I guess. Hi, I'm Matt! Scientist by day and / / by night. I write mostly fantasy with some horror and sci fi, and my proudest writing achievement to date is currently that time a beta reader said my draft read like a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Clive Barker.

Hoping to make some writer friends to share our WIP highs and lows.

Beginner question(s): multiple accounts #tips #mastodon 

Do you have accounts in multiple instances? How do you manage them? Do you cross post between them and would this be considered a good practice? Do you suggest to merge accounts?

Today I will spend most of the day looking at the Event Horizon Telescope image of Sgr A*!

This is the first direct image of the emission immediately outside of our Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole!!!

What surprised me most of viewing Space Shuttle Atlantis up close is the level of detail I could make out. The experience was almost hyper-real.

The vehicle is on display at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.


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If you're still on #BirdSite #BadBird it's worth reading New Twitter Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. From 10 June, no rules against offensive content. You give them royalty-free license to use, publish, & distribute your Content to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. Also ups advertising & may ban adblockers (my reading). New Privacy Policy says it Infers your Identity. They link device used with account & email address or phone number. NB #NZTwits

Normal people: "Wooah you're a scientist, you must work with loads of high tech stuff"
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