Whats the difference between federated and local timeline?

Here's some of the things Mastodon does better than Twitter in my opinion:

1. bans Nazis on sight
2. bans Nazis on sight
3. you can set your account to private but still post publicly if you want
4. you can post publicly but not show it on the public timeline
5. the post button is called toot
5. you can run the Mastodon software on your own server if you like
6. gay communism
7. awoo

The interesting fold in all this is that I probably will not give up twitter entirely but this is a good alternative to talk about stuff in a safe space.
No toxic film twitter
No awfulness
general pleasant users.

I don't like writing normal stories. I write characters that must confront the lines of their morality and cross them. Films are about a search fro the way back and the risk of never finding it.

Can you access the other GNU social instances or are we locked only to this one?

That's weird
I just lost all my current notifications when I left the site for a minute.
huh

Maybe I should introduce myself to the public. My name is Shaun. I'm an amateur video editor who makes director tributes and film analysis. Most of my work is on my Vimeo account called Hello Wizard. vimeo.com/hellowizard I'm currently in the process of making a series of all of Steven Soderbergh's films which I've been doing for a year. I've finished OUT OF SIGHT and currently working on the episode for THE LIMEY.

People tell me "win a screenwriting contest"
"network with people on twitter"
Do something more and I'm like, okay. But when does the quality of my writing come into play here?

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I mean, because this place is new and as far I know, there are no filmmakers operating on here yet, I can be earnest for a bit.
The hollywood system is broken. It does not accept queries anymore and relies on gimmicks to get noticed.

Meanwhile a old coworker can post ableist and body shaming workout spam and get 10K followers

Looking Back as a still current twitter user and now mastodon user, I am deeply frustrated by my twitter experience. I spent years trying to build and audience and interact with filmmakers to help network, as I am stuck in Canada and not Los Angeles. But five years later I don't have more than 510 followers and the introduction of the algorithms means my stuff will forever be buried now.

Twitter destroyed itself in the last five years. It became focused on the brands advertising through it, the verified accounts, and early users. People who came in after 2010 are often choked out by how they determine tweets to be important.

The toxic environment is also bad.

@PABastien It is the lack of "breathing space" in film that troubles me. Compare a modern would-be epic to something like "Lawrence of Arabia" and the difference in emotional depth is so great that one would scarcely think they were both products of the same industry.

Films are built on layers of successive reiteration, good bones, layered on with lots of meat & fat, all towards creating a compelling work of dramatic depth.

Scripts need more non narrative character moments. Breathing spaces for interaction. "Unintuitive narrative" has always been the primary push of cinema, story told through character and interaction. That feels lost in big films currently. Where the plot demands overrides character and motivation instead making everything external conflict

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The problem with modern film writing nowadays is there is a lack of fullness in the script. What we often get are bare bones structure and characterization. It's hard to describe because so often we fetishize the the concept of minimalism. But reality in film, stripping down only takes you so far until there is no dramatic meat for the audience to attach to and the structure becomes obvious and glaring to the audiences. Scenes are geared ONLY to the advancement of plot and external conflict.

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