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What Earthlings considered 'technology' was crude, bordering on offensive.

They had barely grasped the concept of communication... so it was breath-taking to observe the day one of them made a record of a successful hunt.

It was on a rock in the open, it would barely last as long as the prideful hunter-artist would, but it was... encouraging.

I shared some complicated knots as a gift before I left.

I wonder where they'll go from there...

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #SciFi

cool america fact 

heartwarming: in 1969 the fbi director j edgar hoover praised the black panther's free breakfast program, which provided food to starving black children, as the greatest internal charity program in the country!

look up: j edgar hoover free breakfast program

The old tower had a storied history - it was once home to a witch, then a princess, then a refuge for a whole colony of imps, shortly after it became a shop that specialized in wind-chimes that allegedly drove away evil spirits, before being damaged by a meteorite.

After being abandoned for several decades, it was repaired by a pair of mages, who decided it would be a wonderful library.

And it was, especially once they installed the ramps.

#TootFic #MicroFiction #Writing #TerylsTales #Fantasy

My new username: Put ๐Ÿ‘ Diogenes ๐Ÿ‘ In ๐Ÿ‘ Smash ๐ŸŽฎ

Makes me think Diogenes should also be in Hades.

Cw relationships, exes, feelings (acceptance), polyam, existential 

The universe is full of celestial bodies that join in orbit for a short time, and eventually drift away and never see each other again. Some things circle a star for their whole existence. Some play in complicated dances of comings and goings and stayings that we still are crunching math on them.

The people who I am in stable orbit with, in my little galaxy of loved ones, has changed. What I am has changed. I've changed my essential nature, my movements in my social circles.

I have different dreams now than I did when I made my past mistakes. I don't make the same ones. I act differently when I make new ones.

It's strange to see the same planet rocket through your little part of space, after it being gone for so long. I'm glad it was brief.

See ya later. I don't think I ever got you.

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Cw relationships, exes, feelings (acceptance), polyam, terry pratchett quote 

Trying to fully understand someone else's full experience and their motivations can be rewarding and good. But there is no point it trying to fully empathize with bad faith arguments or bad bids for emotional satisfaction. Idk why that email got sent. Maybe they felt the need to correct me. But then if that was the case, why be vague about my supposed transgression? It wasn't a dialog. They blocked me and the content of their message indicated no need to interact. It's a mystery.

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Cw relationships, exes, feelings (acceptance), polyam, terry pratchett quote 

If you recognize that the world is always changing, and accept that, you can be surprised. Surprise isn't scary. It's a foothold to joy. Being more interested in the vivid existence of the world makes it less threatening. It makes it manageable. I wasn't expecting that email this morning. I wasn't expecting to have something from that time in my life come back and try to hurt me like that in a long time. Instead I just leaned into the confusion and recognition that my existence always has a curve ball lined up for me. And it's funny. It's bizarre. And that means it doesn't have to be a Big Dramatic Moment with Big Complicated Feelings and Silences.

Love and joy begin with the acceptance of people as they are. It doesn't mean you have to change for them or light yourself on fire to keep them warm. But everyone lives their own lives. They exist in their own little minds, and so do you.

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Cw relationships, exes, feelings (acceptance), polyam, terry pratchett quote 

I'm reminded of this quote:

"Wen considered the nature of time and understood that the universe is, instant by instant, recreated anew. Therefore, he understood, there is in truth no past, only a memory of the past. Blink our eyes, and the world you see next did not exist when you closed them. Therefore, he said, the only appropriate state of mind is surprise. The only state of the heart is joy. The sky you see now, you have never seen before. The perfect moment is now. Be glad of it."

-Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

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Cw relationships, exes, feelings (acceptance), polyam 

Odd email from a Big Ex this morning. After two years of not interacting/detaching ourselves from each other. I'm mostly baffled about what they could be talking about in the email, so I'm not spiraling at all. I'm just... Okay? Like they haven't been relevant to me in a long time and whatever I did to finally make them email me and then block me was a "what? I haven't been on your social medias for years".

I'm just... Unfazed. I accepted that pain and loss a long time ago and they weren't good for me or anyone else I was romantically involved with.

Bajoran Evangelicalism

The Prosperity Way-of-the-Prophets

The Temple of Benjamin Sisko of Latter-Day Emissaries

patriotism is a ruse and I will make fun of you for it

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why do people who own all the capital deserve to do so? "uuuuuuuhhh they earned it." how can you tell they earned it? "uuuuuuuuhh cuz if they hadn't earned it they wouldn't have it."

oh okay, so power is inherently self-legitimizing. cool cool glad we got there.

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My dad shared some dad jokes, this among them:

I have a joke about trickle down economics. But 99% of you will never get it.

jrr tolkien: i'm kind of uncomfortable with the implications of having all the orcs in my book be evil... i mean, if they have a soulโ€” clive, are you listening?

cs lewis (takes a huge toke of racism juice): muslims all worship satan and if they do a good thing that's because they're actually christians but don't know it

hate some guy? hex his ass. got fuzzy feelings for somebody? light a candle and whisper something nice. need to consult the forces of eternity? well have i got good news for you

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Overalls are non binary power armor.

If you're not non binary and you wear overalls that's cool too but you are missing out on all the cool parts of wearing overalls

Magic, pagan holiday, candles 

Blessed Imbolc my friends. May you see the end of winter and find yourself in the throes of spring soon.

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