tokipona hot take
The point of #tokipona is a return to simplicity (pona). This makes it bad for posting on the Internet.
People who like Toki Pona on the net want to share stories to strangers. Large word lists are made, expanding the vocabulary. Now "telo loje" means blood. Now a "tomo tawa telo" is a boat.
This totally misses the point. The Internet is ike, not pona. Pona is talking to the people you are with. If you share space, the meanings of the words are a lively, fluid thing.
#tokipona suno ni la mi pilin jaki. jan sin mi li pilin jaki. jan lili mi li pilin jaki. mi ali li lape li musi lape.
suno li kama li pona. mi wile musi lon ma. mi o lape poka jan lili mi.
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.
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