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WHALE THAN looks like I'm gonna have to find Another Masto Instance

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in possession of a good library, must be in want of more books."
The dragon looked smug, as if they had said something clever.
"True," said the knight, hefting his lance. "But those belong to the town library. Return them!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories


going read-only on 2022-11-01 and then down forever a year later

thanks @chr it's been real 🥲

the mastodon instance at is retiring 

for a lot of reasons, both personal and practical, i don't think i can effectively run a public mastodon instance any more, and i need to retire i want to do this responsibly and make sure everyone has a chance to migrate and export properly, so here is the plan for the instance retirement (feel free to share this link around):

due to ongoing moderation load issues and understaffing, between now and 1 november, the instance may be undermoderated. for other instances, if this poses an issue for you, i encourage you to use federation tools at your discretion. i would only ask that you be clear and public about your decisions so that users can figure out where they will be able to migrate their accounts.

thank you

just while we're talking about it i am also a princess but more in the like cartoon squad of girls with magical powers sense

autistic valentines like: will u be my special interest?

You know you're dealing with a The Algorithm™ when you change a "sort by Relevance" to a more objective metric (like by date, alphabetically, etc) and the new sort has a *different number of results*.

tbh I do kind of hope that Sage Sonicfrontiers turns out to be kind of a gremlin. Like she doesn't even need to be an absolute trash goblin -- just no dignity, only disaster.

@vyr Turning the light in the entire house the same strange colour is very demon-aesthetic. The entire house resonating with your mood

what's a love language? i'm just gonna assume that, if i install all these smart lights, my partners will know that i want to fuck them

also that i can turn the entire house pink at the touch of a button and i'm just unhinged enough to do it

@NicoleTheLizard Pagliacci's greatest party trick was making the world think he was fictional, when the real Pagliacci was in us all along

The swordmaster sat down. "Would you speak with me, please?"
The dragon approached warily. "No sword forged can pierce my hide."
"I know."
"Then why are you here?"
"To hear you out."
"No, why you?"
"I have studied long to learn how to keep a sword sheathed."
"Hm. That's a first."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

It was a technological civilization, but not spacefaring. As near as we could tell, they didn’t even have satellites around their planet.

When we got within visual range we realized why: the world was so massive that no reaction—chemical or nuclear—could get a rocket out of that gravity well.

We settle into synchronous orbit, transmit a hello, append our files on materials engineering, and set about printing a space elevator.

It’s going to be a long first contact.


can't wait to become a sexy ghost after The Accident. gonna find out what's the deal with ectoplasm

L + Horatio + There are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy

Never bring a sword to an insult fight. That would be stupid, and ignorant, and ugly,

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the mastodon instance at is retired

see the end-of-life plan for details: