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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!

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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Surreal generated text 

Discovered that surrealist generator is a thing and I actually like the results. Some examples include:

"I'm a pilchard! I'm a live-in lover! I'm worthless! Go on a blind date with the koi carp, go on a blind date with the koi carp!"

"I've never been a crop circle."

"Thou shalt not lie in wait for naked paracetamols."

"Origami bathrobes! Billions of them! All of them retractable! "

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@wickertongue I love this! I'd love to pen-pal, how do you find each other? Wait, let me rephrase that: anyone interested in receiving letters from Belgium? @pete

This afternoon, I hope to boot up the old PC and turn it into a Plex server - perhaps muck about with pihole material (without the pi). Writing can happen later!

Stamps, stickers and postcards are the best thing about penpals. Here's my 'crest' stamp, designed by my loving partner.

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Finally getting round to letter writing. My long weekend off has not quite gone to plan...

Booked a day off today, so I've got a long weekend ahead. The plan is:

# Day One
- Bike ride into the unknown
- Writing
- Letter writing

# Day Two
- Find storage and other oddities in the home/garden shop
- Writing
- Gardening

# Day Three
- Writing
- Walking

Sprinkle a liberal dose of gaming in there too, and you've got my weekend!

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Hi everyone, I'm new to Mastodon, and I write fantasy fiction (adult and YA).

I'm querying agents for my first novel (epic fantasy) while writing my second (gender-flipped Three Musketeers-meets-Treasure Island with a dark academia vibe) in my spare time.

I love my day job as an academic (PhD in medieval lit), but here I'll be be posting about fiction writing, the query/rejection (!) process, and things that I'm reading and watching.

I look forward to meeting you!

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Hi Fediverse! I'm trying to write a tranquil description of the #RedForest (part of the site of the #Chernobyl nuclear disaster ☢️). Are there any resources where I can learn about the current #wildlife there? 🔍

I know about the 🐂 bison, 🐻 bears, and 🐺 wolves that have taken refuge there, but don't see much about small mammals or plants. Ideally I'd like to describe the thriving ecosystem which has (albeit with shorter lifespans) sprung up in the area... 🐛

#HelpWanted #BoostsAppreciated

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@FredandWilma @wickertongue As long as we’re sharing typewriters…

Really hoping to use my Olivetti more soon!

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@wickertongue
Looks like a lovely writing space in progress. I'm coveting your typewriter, too. I would definitely be a collector, if I had the space. Did treat myself to this one, recently, though...

Currently working on a writing dedicated space in our new house. This is the 'Potting Shed'. Soon to be the 'Potting, Poetry and Prose Shed'. Early days...

New to Mastodon, and this server too, so here's my !

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!

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