"In time you will find it easy to assume that you deserve the extra cookie. For all I know, you may. But you’ll be happier -- and the world will be better off -- if you at least PRETEND that you don’t."
-- Michael Lewis
I have a discord ( Sydney Falk #8844 ) and a wire ( sydneyfalk ) and an email ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
> You owe a debt to the unlucky. I make this point because ... it is something that will be easy for you to forget.
-- Michael Lewis
Quick note for new Mastodonians:
If you try to follow someone and get an hourglass, it means they have to approve your follows.
It is not a reflection on you if this doesn't happen immediately. Notifications about this aren't in the same window as the usual "someone followed you" default notifications.
It's not like Twitter's thing. It's Masto's own thing, and some of us are a bit more security-conscious than others, and some of us are slow to review our follow requests.
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In 1993, Trump used legal wrangling to avoid having to go to arbitration, in Trump v. Refco Properties Inc.
Today, a judge used that precedent against him when she refused to send a former campaign staffer's harassment complaint to arbitration: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/17/1788993/-Only-the-best-Judge-says-Trump-campaign-mangled-wording-of-confidentiality-agreements
Mastodon: The Federated Microblogging Solution Your Corporate Mom Warned You About
Good jorning (jean morning)!
retoot to protect mastodon from terfs
One of the best little things about Mastodon is that we’re all in a Federation now so we get like comm badges and colored shirts and shore leave and Holodeck time and earl gray tea.
THEM: there's nothing you can do on Mastodon that you can't do on Twitter
Quick #Meme Rundown For Newbies
2. making bots of ourselves
4. IT'S BEEN (trust me, a lot of veterans are groaning, but you have to get these out of the way dammit)
5. various misspellings of 'Gargron' (but try not to do it when you're talking to Eugen directly, I think it's a bit depersonalizing to do DIRECTLY, yanno?)
6. repeating stuff and watching if people notice
7. The cheese stands alone.
8. "what do you mean CWs?! when I was a kid we didn't have CWs!"
the existence of mastodon implies the existence of an equal-and-opposite, wastodon
Median, median Leroy Brown
Averagest man in the whole damn town
je crois que mon instance exagère avec les emojis pain
best use of the "boobies" mousepad I've ever seen
Hiya, new followers! I’ve got an easy request for you: Let’s make folks of all and no genders feel a little more seen, heard, and respected.
When you’ve got a sec, consider adding your pronouns to your Mastodon bio. 💛
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with how gobsmacked my father was when I told him I have literally never felt 'free' in my whole life
maybe that's enough as far as my need for vengeance goes
maybe he can know he helped me feel like a prisoner in a personal cage for all the years he knew me
"but you smiled", he'd said, about what I told him about my childhood
as if a smile banishes depression + anxiety + [REDACTED], FFS
I wish I won't be the bitter angry old woman I'm shaping up into, but I am my father's daughter.
RULES FOR OUR POISON GAS AREA
please read before continuing
1) The poison gas is provided free of charge, but that doesn't mean it's free. Please do not take any poison gas with you when you leave.
2) Any unattended children will remain unattended, lost in the poison gas. Visibility is low in there and we're not going in after them.
3) If you have any valuables, please leave them with the Gem Goblin (aka "Dave"), our summer intern, before entering.
4) No outside poisons allowed.
Plural Café (plural.cafe) was created by systems, for systems. Endogenic, traumagenic, quoi-genic, exogenic, median, questioning, and mixed-origin collectives are all welcome here. That means tulpas, otherkin, fictives, factives, and fictionkin can feel at home in the Café. Singules are also welcome to register and mingle! ☕️🥐