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Hi folks!

I'm Maren, a nonbinary designer, 3D artist and illustrator. Experimental is one of my favorite words! I love making colorful, unexpected pieces that explore mediums, materials, textures, and complex feelings. I love ethical art and tech. I post a lot about human rights and activism. I love using and I'm studying .

These are some of my artworks and me ✨

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I've strangely been receiving many requests from very young people and people with no pfp/bios, and I wanted to say that I generally don't accept follow requests from anyone who isn't 18+ as I intend on retweeting and posting stuff that's nsfw here, unlike my other pages. I also don't accept most requests from profiles with no picture/bio.

Nothing personal 💜

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Hello! reminder that in an attempt to keep my DMs the same way they were elsewhere, my DMs are muted for people I don't follow, so if you write I will never see it. Just a heads-up

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Uh I just got DMed by the COO of Tumblr asking about hiring contractors to make us fully #indieweb compliant, and possibly even #fediverse integration. Anyone out there looking for work?

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Apparently, there's something called #WeevilWednesday among #insect photographers. This probably won't take off here, but I like the #. CW: #bug very close #macrophotography #weevil

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"Be inconvenient
Be sand not oil
in the machinery
of the world"

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Today's gender is happiness and the sound of a bonfire.

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain

#Fediverse

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This watercolour is of the other end of Beesands in South Devon. I really enjoyed painting this one.

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Hey nerds is it possible to follow a blogs rss so it shows up on your mastodon feed (including ios apps like toot and metatext)?

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Took this picture of the wild cherry blossom petals on water today

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Someone said “Will Smith slapping Chris Rock stayed in the news cycle longer than 10 people getting slaughtered at a supermarket.”

I said “Standard procedure. When it’s nothing to do with whiteness, they make it about whiteness. When it’s everything to do with whiteness, they do everything they can to distance the incident from whiteness.”

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I love that "selling out" died as a concept and was replaced with "if you can trick this dipshit system we all have to live under to give you money and you're not hurting anyone doing it, go ahead"

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important research about cats being friends with each other: "Cats learn the names of their friend cats in their daily lives"

nature.com/articles/s41598-022

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When Margaret wants sink water she doesn’t meow or bother me or anything. Instead she does this, which is much more unsettling

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I'm sick of being around cars, having to hear cars, see cars, breathe their fumes, worry about getting hit by them, walk around parked cars when I wanna cross the street, hear people talk about cars, live in a city that's built around cars cars cars cars cars...

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