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@yeenbean @witchfynder_finder I'm all for "transphobes" or "transphobic bigots" - they don't like the euphemism they chose to hide behind, let's just ditch it and make it very clear what they are...

trans identity questions, boosts ok 

f-slur shitpost p-slur 

@nonphatic I can't decide if this is sarcasm or not - assuming not:

yes! It's a book. It's a brilliant book! It's an amazing book!

And the TV series did a good job with the adaptation.

Did I mention it's a fantastic book?!?!?

the dice have not been my friends tonight - several outright misses and two weapon jams...

I have been bingeing Vagrant Queen and Killjoys (about halfway through S5) and now wanting to roleplay (player/GM (Cypher?)) that sort of game.

Or a Cyberpunk game.

Or a fantasy game involving Dragons.

I am already playing a WH40K game and a vampire spy (NBA/Dracula Dossier)

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"Listen," she said, frustrated but calm, "You know how this is supposed to go. The knight gets past the dragon, rescues the princess and they're supposed to–"

“–get married.”

A restrained nod. "And you remember our deal?"


“So just WHY,” the princess yelled in anger, “did you EAT the GOD DAMN KNIGHT??”

“I... was hungry?” The dragon looked sheepish. “I’m sorry! Old habits are hard to break!

“I’m never going to find anyone at this rate.”

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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"Listen," she said in confusion, "I know how this is supposed to go. There’s supposed to be a knight. Who are you?”


“Yes, I can see that.”

“Strong goblin! Skilful goblin! Pass dragon. Climb tower. Find princess!”

“This is not exactly how I imagined this going.”

“You come with goblin?”


“Goblin city have no leader. You come! Be Goblin Queen!”

She sighed and shrugged. “Eh, why not? As long as I don’t have to marry you.”

“Ew. Gross.”

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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"Listen," she said dryly, "I know how this is supposed to go. The knight gets past the dragon, rescues the princess and they're supposed to–"

"–get married and everything, yeah," the knight finished. "It feels clichéed to me too."

"The truth is, I'm sure you're lovely, but," the princess considered her words, "I'm only into women. Sorry kid."

The knight was silent for a while. "I should be truthful too. I'm not a man. You're the first person I've told."

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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well, with one vote on Twitter for Children of Time series, the only thing that has done is delay my finishing of the Realm of the Elderlings series a little bit... thanks internet!

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What should I pick up next...?

(quick poll, about an hour)

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I took a picture of (some of) my (physical) to-read pile... I have now finished Lillith's Brood (Octavia Butler) and am trying to choose my next book(s). Some of these are book club reads so timing specific, and some books on my to-read list are not pictured as I couldn't be bothered getting them off the shelves...

I am running a quiz for friends tomorrow and am looking for songs I can "play" on my kazoo themed around Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Violet (I have one idea for Blue - let's face it, I have a couple) - any good ideas would be appreciated 8-)

literature mistaken identity 

Previous ping premature.

February reading now also includes:
* Come Tumbling Down - latest in the Wayward Children series... and possibly my favourite of the series...

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February reading has been good:
* War of the Worlds (H G Wells) - is it a cozy English Catastrophe or not? How many points should I deduct for sexism and anti-Semitism and racism?
* Planetfall - was... Alright... Queer characters in a queer friendly world... But... Something lacking...
* The Windrush Betrayal - how UK's "Hostile Environment" (aka fucking racist bullying from the Home Office) fucked over a bunch of British citizens and is about to do the same to EU citizens in UK
* (finished) Les Misérables - a book all about poverty. And just as relevant today as when it was written. I ship Grantaire and (clueless) Enjorlas. Gavroche (and Bleasceau, too) forever!
* A Memory Called Empire - sooo good space opera...

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