Seeing as it's #InternationalPronounsDay, I'd like to remind you that singular they/them are genderless pronouns by definition. These do not refer exclusively to any nonbinary gender identities, and do not belong to nonbinary people.

They/them can be used for anyone and everyone.

If you don't know what someone's preferred pronouns are, using they/them is always a gramatically correct choice, because these words refer simply to "this one person"

Try to remember that some people have a more complicated relationship with pronouns than you do.

Encouraging people in give pronouns in their bio is nice, but try not to be so heavy handed. It's rude to insist.

Instead, consider normalising the use of they/them for anyone who doesn't explicitly state their pronouns.


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"Oh restless spirit, what binds you to this place," the priest asked.

The spirit lifted its head, its other hand full of books, "Not done reading them all."

Near the door, a secretly guilty king let out a relieved sigh. The queen elbowed him in the ribs.

"Er, can we convince you to ascend?" the king asked.

"Can't hear you, busy reading," the former king growled.

"But those books are forbidden!"

"To the living, yes. Thank you, brother."

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

so the NZ government is signing on with the whole "no one gets to have encryption" endeavours, which, as a social media host, means I won't be able to do things like "enable e2e encryption for my customers"

which I'm not happy about

Well this is 100% garbage, but the plate looks about right so far for the price. I have not indicated it at all though.

However, it was mostly purchased as a square/level reference for a 3D printer build so...probably more than overkill already.

Oh hey, I actually took a sleeping pill (half a benadryl) and got up early (9am) and drove out to this trail head.

I am sitting here in my car like “wow, yep, this is a real trail, and my legs are going to hate me tomorrow.” But I also know that this is kind of necessary, if I want to fuck in the woods with hiking lesbians.

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She built a clockwork god and wound it up each morning. It ticked along, occasionally performing a minor miracle like reheating her forgotten tea or smiting a fly.
It wasn't much, but it was enough. Everyone needs something to believe in.
The god had faith she'd keep it wound up.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

When thinking of ghosts, words like 'spooky', 'transparent', 'unfulfilled' and 'angry' tend to come to mind.

'Sensual' not so much.

But Candy had been a professional in her day, and she wasn't going to let Being Dead waste an, admittedly relatively short, entire adult lifetime of experience.

So after reworking her gimmick and website, she got right back to work.

How many other dancers could leave a cake intact upon emerging from it?

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #UrbanFantasy

The track 'Mouth Dreams (Extro)' from Neil Cicierega's new Mouth Dreams album contains a hidden spectrogram message.

it says "DO NOT TRUST SHREK" backwards in wingdings.

I love this: Customer is ending a call and thinks he has hung up and starts screaming: "YEAAAAH! He fixed it for me!"

Wait, even badder idea!

A color-based puzzle game where the puzzles were built by aliens who have more than three types of photoreceptors. The human player can't distinguish most of the colors.

It's a satire of human games that weren't built with accessibility in mind.

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A lot of color-based puzzle games make you combine primary colors to solve puzzles.

But primary colors are a human-centric concept that don't reflect the real physics of light radiation.

Bad game idea of the day: a color-based puzzle game where you have to walk around with a spectrometer and worry about absorption and emission spectra.

"yeah, the goth and the big started earlier than the titty and the girlfriend, but I got all four eventually" --@vyr

the message so many straight women want to convey in their work is that the most important thing is to have an interesting husband

while really the most important thing to be is your interesting wife's interesting wife

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I understand why things like search are set up to prevent specific kinds of discoverability, and anti-abuse is an important goal.

I don't hear a lot of conversation around what discoverability options can exist, or do exist, or should exist, in a federated context.

If I can't find my friends, well, Metcalfe's Law is a brutal force

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