Apologies, but I did that thing where I moved domains. Please follow me at @AaronLMGoodwin
I recently got started with Mastodon, and I found some things confusing. Other people signing up after me seem nearly as confused. I've put together everything I know so far about it in one spot.
My new thing to do when people ask me what shows I like is to tell them about my favorite British shows and just watch them lose interest.
“I like this show where comedians and actors you’ve never heard of do math problems and word jumbles. It’s pretty fun.”
“Oh, and this one with three hosts, but two wear prosthetics & one has sort of crab hands and they just sort of chat about the news.”
To some extent, all social media is performative. Facebook seems to be mostly a performance of happiness. Twitter is maybe performance of frustration or outrage.
I like how Mastodon feels far less performative, with no pressure to be profound.
And how readily we all seem to validate and hand out faves and boosts may be a sign of just how battered those other places have left us.
This song is very a very particular kind of aesthetic that always hits me right in the feels.
“Scott Pilgrim v. my GPA” by Mom Jeans.