If this is your first moot
You _have_ to toot.
I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at #Google. I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.
I play a bunch of #music instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.
I started the cantos.social instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.
I try to be as kind as I can.
I tried to explain https://maenad.itch.io/dying-in-space to my board game friends last night over beers. They were like, “So you collect points?”. No. “Then its about seeing who lives the longest?”. Not exactly. “Then how do you win?”.
What part of Dying in Space isn’t clear?
"A writer who works on the old system of production can spend days crafting a sentence, putting what feels like a worthy idea into language, only to find [...] that the internet has already produced countless sentences that are more or less just like it, even if these lack the same artisanal origin story that we imagine gives writing its soul. There is [...] no more place for writers and thinkers in our future than, since the 19th century, there has been for weavers."
100 Years of Turbulence (Idle Words)
@fraggle I am amused at this Doom visual novel engine and its associated dating sim: https://forum.zdoom.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=47550
You can say 'all are welcome', but if wolves and sheep are both welcome then you're only going to get wolves. The smart sheep will go somewhere else and the naive sheep will be eaten and processed. [...]
Refusing to choose is a choice. It's a choice in favor of the people who prey on others and who refuse to acknowledge the humanity of those they hate.
ponder on subcultures
So much of what I see of furry culture on the fediverse is... basically an acknowledgement that humans (and any other sorts of people) are at some level animals too, and like to be clean, warm, fed, snuggled, and safe. I mean there's a lot more to furries than that. But that's something, culturally, they really seem to _get_. And I wish other subcultures would learn from that and pick it up, because that's something everyone needs which a lot of other subcultures are really crap at.
This is the most encouraging news I've read all year: Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.
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