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Greetings! I am Jess Alter, indie science fiction author, indie book editor, and now indie game writer.

I'm also known as "Space Mom", so if you need a mom-ish ally, I'm there.

I support human respect, human rights, anti-fascism, unions, universal healthcare, universal housing, universal clean food, universal clean water, freedom of medical choice, vaccines, reuse of non-degradable waste to make buildings, and cleaning up the environment if at all possible.

Too many Mom-and-Pop businesses don't understand they're setting their business pages inside a walled garden; business owners need to understand that is not the internet.

Having presence is understandable; having it be a business's only presence is dangerous.



I'm looking at this, and I see a ton of mistakes.

Ugh, I hate my art.

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I've been skill building on at the same time I'm working on landscape backgrounds and other for @Longplay_Games. I found myself inspired to take on a challenge: pearl beads. (I don't know if there's a pearlescent filter, so this was done by hand.)

Buzzwords -, Plain Language +, Communication + 

I'm just going to say it:

If you're assembling meaningless buzzwords, then I assume you're trying to dazzle me with glitter-covered bullshit. Even if your cause is good, you're .

Speak plainly, please.

Be the person who takes personal responsibility to build and maintain the pathways of strong .

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Hi fediverse! Boosts appreciated on this one.

I’m part of a co-op building a platform for artists to sell art without getting exploited. I’ve been working on it for a while but there’s a lot of work to do and I could use some help. A ton of the main features are in place, but there’s still some big gaps and a lot of polish left before it can launch.

The platform is fully open source and developed in the open. It’s built on Phoenix/Elixir and Tailwindcss. Our co-op is already incorporated and established and it’s open to members that want to actually commit but you don’t need to be a member to contribute or help.

Does this sound interesting? I’d love some help! I’m also happy to answer questions. And no, you don’t need to know Elixir already. It’s pretty easy to learn for the things you’d be using it for. Even some design help would be welcome. Feel free to reply here or DM me!


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An update to this, I collated the advice I've been giving on how to get into the games industry. tl;dr
📄Tailor your CV for the job.
🌟Put the best stuff first.
👩‍💻Programmers show your code.
🗨Interviews are a two-way process.

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GOP -, Evangelo-Fascism -, US Tourism - 

As an American, I am absolutely disgusted that so few appear to realize or care we are in a nation where Evangelo-Fascists have won.

The rachet's all the way over. I wouldn't be here this summer for love nor money if I could be anywhere else.

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The work 2dgameartguru (@2dgameartguru) has done over the past decade is inspiring and really helpful.

I use and have to prepare art for a videogame with Flash art feeling (though not Flash, itself. Dangerously insecure!)

So much gratitude to Chris for sharing so many years of artistic journey . . . and definitely check out Chris's assets for if you're a in need of art assets.
(Blockbuddies Chibi Game Art)

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That time Saturn accidentally showed everyone how much space is wasted with cars.

I really think people should get to know Kyle Hester, an and .

An all-around great guy making his way in , he's not only absolutely real but decent and kind.

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I’ve been sick and not posting as much as I’d like, so please accept a lil axolotl doodle
#axolotl #MastoArt #DigitalArt #cute

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Really excited to announce that the phenomenal David C. Hëvvitt will be joining Hexenkraft to provide music for .

We might have just about the best indie sci-fi game soundtrack :D

You can check out their work here:

Or, obviously, in our game or on our patreon, where some tiers include albums by these talented musicians.

Screenwriting, Hot Take, Link 

I will listen to Christopher Nolan over Jeff Kitchen about writing a good script any day because Christopher Nolan actually has screenplay credits.

LinkedIn, Social Media - 

Why do people treat LinkedIn like a social media site instead of a resume/job site?

I don't understand. It literally is a huge disconnect between the reality and peoples' perceptions.

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Conservativism -, Climate +, Conservation +, Growing Old -, Oppressive Heat -, Long COVID Symptoms - 

My mind's fuzzy, and I can't tell if it's the heat, the age, or the long COVID.

Or all three.


(Still waiting on those hundreds of billions of dollars to turn into universal water/food, universal health, climate repair initiatives, and conservation over "conservativism". Will keep everyone informed.)

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