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Hey everyone.

I want you to know that I am aware I'm an outsider to queer spaces and culture. I didn't realize I was queer in any way until I was in my early 30s so I didn't grow up learning things.

So if you see me making a mistake, please call me on it. I won't be mad, even if it hurts. I'd rather know then not.

Also if I'm in a space and making you uncomfortable, ask me to leave. I would rather leave then make others uncomfortable in their own space.

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US history, podcast recommendation 

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"Ok, now we need a desk lamp."

"I made a list from the website! Our options are Jansjö, Ranarp, Forså, Hektar—"

Suddenly, with an unearthly roar, the stench of brimstone filled the air. In a swirl of smoke and flame, a dark figure appeared, with robes of pure shadow and fiery eyes.

"WHAT FOOLISH MORTAL DARES SUMMON ME, THE MIGHTY—" The demon stopped abruptly. It frowned at the tasteful Swedish pine furniture on display, then sighed. "Dammit, not again."


#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

This is cool: Due to cutbacks due to COVID on city parks, they don't have the peoplepower to high-maintenance flowers.

So they are growing vegetables to help feed the people out of work! The seeds are donated from a gift shop's excess stock, so people are getting stuff like black tomatoes, kale and other cool stuff.

cbc.ca/news/canada/british-col

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everyone knows about serifs, but did you know that every other piece of the letter also has a specific name? check out this rad chart!!

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twitter.com/akasha111182/statu

In response to this Twitter thread about horny Victorian calling cards, a solution to the awkwardness of 21st-century queer dating

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The spell had gone off incorrectly, but the witch decided it was a success nonetheless.

She was more graceful than she had even been, and she had sharp claws, a long fluffy tail, sensitive whiskers and some damn fine night vision!

All the better to stalk deep into the night, plotting, hunting...

Hunting?

Hunting small things that skitter.

Or better yet, a wiggling toe under thick sheets!

No rush to fix this spell, either way.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Caturday #Fantasy

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misinformation, foxes 

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if male viera are ever added i need this to be the size ratio between them

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a good thing for image editors would be if you could export and scale at the same time

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NASA 2019: here's a fun little papercraft model of a space telescope you can print, cut, and fold!
NASA 2020: fuck it, we exported all the subassemblies of our new rover as STLs, have fun spending the next six months of quarantine building your own robot

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There is a twitter account called Science Diagrams That Look Like Shitposts and it is good.

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Today's silliness is:

mimicking forum signatures on all your mastodon posts.

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Keep on trucking!

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If you comment on the story I just boosted... well if there are at least 5 comments, @aldersprig will write more of it (at least if it's one of the first 2 stories from this prompt call with 5 substantive comments).

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The Retro Future discovering the Game Genie makes me feel old because someone's just discovered cheat carts used to be a thing after decades. :blobfrowningbig:

This is cool: Our model of how sperm moves is wrong! It turns out the tail doesn't wiggle from side to side, it moves in one direction, but if you are looking at a 2D projection (such as a normal microscope) it LOOKS like it is doing that: smithsonianmag.com/science-nat

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@Canageek This happens with any kind of molecule you care to do crystallography on, but I guess is especially salient in fullerenes because they’re so close to spherical and therefore have more ways the spiral can point in the lowest energy state?

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@Canageek ok, so what I got out of that is: Here’s how fullerene crystallography works.

You’ve got a bunch of identical marbles, the pretty glass ones with the spiral running through them. You pack them in a box with packing peanuts between them, and then very carefully remove the packing peanuts.

Your choice of packing peanut size and composition affects how many of the spirals end up pointing in the same direction, which in aggregate affects how clearly you see the spiral.

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Escape from New York/LA 

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