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I'm more of a than a prose writer, but I dabble in both. My poems have been published in a handful of mags, and a couple of thick books. essentially a in my spare time.

Im currently working on:
🚀a epic
🌳ecopoems, and poems generally

During the day I manage servers and build infrastructure for clients, specialising in , , and all sorts.

Lovely to meet you all!

Finished the book, and realised its not the UK turned upside down, but Paris! An interesting book, hard to keep up with in places, but I think this is due to a glossary heavy approach to writing. I do still recommend, and am looking to the next book in the series!

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A from moi today - Alex Phelby's 'Mordew'. A grimdark, fantastical, lovecraftian bildungsroman steeped in social commentary. The UK turned upside-down, seeping in living mud, broken and decayed. Lots of great world building and ideas in there, and does not shrunk from filth and violence. Plot is a little thin, but hugely imaginative.

We moved into this place a few months back, and the first thing we did is get the garden sorted. Now we're beginning to see the fruits of our labour - meet Courtney the courgette!

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@wickertongue I have writing sprints times a few days a week via zoom with some writing friends. It gives me some social time and because a friend is taking time from their day for me, I show up to write.

No writing happening on my side at the moment. I had a writing heavy period about a month ago, and was starting to get back into it, but I've crashed off course again.

It just feels like something always comes up - in this case, it's learning to drive and home improvements. It's at moments like this that I think, 'I should make some time for writing every day,' but I know that having a daily list and trying to tick things off before 12pm every day fills me with anxiety.

Tips? I'm all ears.


Hello again Mastonites! Not been many posts by me lately because I've been dealing with these two new family arrivals. I know I'm a day late for but here are some snaps.

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#accessibility post i found on tumblr:

some of you may've heard about that fancy "bionic reading" typefont thats supposed to be easier for #neurodivergent people to read (if you're unfamiliar, it bolds the first few letters of each word to make it easier to follow)

well guess what, its locked behind a $500 a month API to write in because fuck you!

introducing, Not Bionic Reading! it is literally just the bionic reading typefont but for free. god bless neocities

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I am new to Mastodon, in search of some sanity and an escape from the craziness of the other social media platforms. My friend Simone Silvestroni convinced me this is an oasis of tranquility. #introductions

Here's something the Fediverse doesn't know about me: I spend Thursday nights working on my own code - often to play with something I've not played with before. To keep myself accountable, I stream it - so you can catch me below in 15 minutes playing with , and the

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Hey folks working on #Fediverse projects like #Mastodon, #PixelFed, #WriteAs: I'm a writer who's spent 20 years writing blog posts, documentation, product copy, social media, and a little UX writing for a variety of orgs large and small.

Recent work involves the Bear notes app, previously: 1Password.

I can't contribute as a dev, but I can definitely help write, edit, or just polish your user-facing comms.

Can anyone help get this in front of relevant folks? Or point out how I can reach them?

Finished a poem yesterday and managed to send it off for a local project. My first, true attempt at an ecopoem - and the hat I mean by this is that I wrote it to be an ecopoem. A sad series of verses, but with moments of happiness in them. Nostalgia, and examining the carefree attitude that comes with being a young adolescent.

I moved all my gear last night because I didn't like where it was...

... I don't like where I moved it too, so I'm moving it all back.

Long chat today with a work colleague - we're from a similar background. Rough jobs, to alright jobs, to significantly better jobs. How I used to deliver legal papers to an office a few floors below our new office (top floor, centre of the city, with great views). I'd have to take them rain or shine, to pay rent and food.

He told me about having to pull on a suit in a shared dorm in Edinburgh when preparing for interviews. Roughing it with no address for the first few months of any new job.

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i but i have no clue how to handle the next chapter so i just writer other scenes for other chapters until my brain allows me to figure that one out.

I'm at the inception point of card games having only played a handful of rounds in the past, but a couple of years back a friend of mine introduced me to . I fell in love with the vibe instantly.

Turns out he was involved in the project 'reboot', and the starter deck arrived in the post today. Stunning art! Can't wait to meet him for a game soon.

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Surreal generated text 

From a different generator, for surreal word definitions:

"Nihilism: a drop of the saline, watery fluid continually secreted by the lacrimal glands between the surface of the eye and the eyelid, serving to moisten and lubricate these parts and keep them clear of foreign particles."

"Rose: total rejection of established laws and institutions."

"Society: the planet third in order from the sun, having a period of revolution of 365.26 days, and having one satellite."

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