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It's been a bluesy kinda morning: T-Bone Walker, Otis Rush and Howlin' Wolf.

๐Ÿ”Š๐ŸŸฆ

When evaluating a prank gift for my sister, the most important question I have to ask myself is, "Am I willing to receive a similar level of prank in kind?"

Of course, the answer has always been, "Of course!"โ€ฆ so far ๐Ÿ˜

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lmao me, except i also have trauma and probably several mental disorders c:

With the people who are constantly trying to either buy me lunch, or take me to lunch, there's always a small part of me that thinks, "Is this a Fae thing? Are you a Fae trying to make some power play?"

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Which type of morning person are you?

In my haste, I missed words ๐Ÿ˜…

Corrected:

Few dreamed betrayal, seawater rust, gay town shine - heal me, eh?

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one day not too many years from now an old man with wild hair and a faraway look in his eyes will stand atop a mountain and howl.

the folk living in the area will look out their windows and some of the youngest will ask, "what the heck is that?"

"that," they'll be told, "is just sundog logging into the network."

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@tiphaine C'est une lesbienne, une meuf trans et une fรฉministe qui sont assises au comptoir d'un bar.

Un mec cis entre dans le bar. Il dit "Pourquoi je suis pas dans cette blague, moi aussi ?"

I made an anagram of:

Maybe the real treasure was the friends we made along the way

And the result is:

He dreamed betrayal, seawater rust, gay town - heal me, eh?

Just replaced my last incandescent bulb with an LED. It's, uh, bright.

"Alone in the Dark" was my very first Cthulhu mythos adjacent exposure. It also made for fun banter:
"Do you want to play Alone in the Dark?"
"If I visit you, you won't be alone."
"โ€ฆVal, you know what I mean."

๐Ÿ‘‹ hello lovelies
What have you been up to?

Turning on NPR and hearing the Pokemon theme song has topped the list of "things I did not expect" today.

Despite whatever you might think about folks who work on tech spilling forth an utterance of curses - know that it is an essential verbal component to data witchery. Often used along with the somatic components, (๐Ÿ–• is one you may be familiar with), the words weave a fine spell, in hopes it may be used to coax the device or process in question into obedience, or face banishment to oblivion.

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Do I happen to have any followers who know the word 'mganga' off the top of their head and willing to chat a bit about it? I _think_ it is Swahili, but am not 100%. I also think it refers to a doctor/holy person? I'm trying to understand a bit about the cultural significance of the word to help a project find/create and image to go with it while avoiding accidentally enacting racism. It's stuck with the word, but the right or wrong picture could be important. Boosts OK.

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It's crazy that some people fight their whole lives for the same rights others are born into.

youtu.be/OewLpY6gVd4

This mashup between Kool and the Gang & Quiet Riot has been in my head for two days, ever since @zigg shared it with me

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