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Hi. I occasionally do productive things, but I mostly just shitpost and boost stuff.

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I propose a personal challenge for 2019. Nothing major, but it might give you a little bit of perspective.

In 2019, try your best to avoid as much media as possible that is based on IPs created before, say, your date of birth. (For me, that would include “Star Wars” as well as Marvel and DC films.) Also try to avoid reboots, remakes, and “rebakes” (remakes disguised as reboots).

and give them a chance. 👍

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Arts funding cut
And you're to blame
Darlin', you give STEM a bad name

The hardest science is what you sell
You promise me careers, then put me through hell
Physics and math got a hold on me
Devalue humanities, there's no poetry

Oh, you're a logical one, yeah
Oh, there's nowhere to run
No one can save theatre
The damage is done

Arts shot to hell
And you're to blame
You give STEM a bad name
I take up psych and you say it's lame
You give STEM a bad name
You give STEM, a bad name

god the Stephen Colbert & Matthew Mercer DnD oneshot is so good, seeing Stephen's eyes light up as he's pulled into feelings he hasn't had for 40 years is cool as hell

(This is one of the driving forces behind my #ZineStation project.

Not that I expect my little magazines to actually have an impact directly, but I plan to. use them to highlight independent media made outside of existing power structures, and public domain media that can be consumed outside existing power structures and therefore help point people at things that will rob attention from the companies that are hurting us.)

I've talked about this before, but let me do it again.

The US is more or less run by the entertainment industry.

Creating your own music, art, movies, books, videogames, podcasts, and stage plays within the US is an act that robs the established power structures of attention.

Making media is an act of radicalism, of protest, and of outright rebellion.

Support local music. Go to a community theater. get a bunch of weird nerds together in a basement and film a talkshow.

Fight back.

"Our leaders have betrayed us,
our politicians have betrayed us,
media has betrayed us.
To such a degree. that we finally must sacrifice our own education and do that, which most adults don't dare:
To say it as it is, regardless of how unpopular and inconvenient it may be."
Greta Thunberg, today.

"We're not doing this for adults to take selfies with us and say they admire what we do.
We're here to ask the adults to listen to the scientists, dare take responsibility and act.

We are not here to debate. The debate is over.
All we're saying is… listen to the science."
Greta Thunberg, today.

"Some say we are lazy and just want to miss school.
Some adults say it's bad we strike from school.
That we should study instead to make a difference in the future. The little fact that it will be too late by the time we've finished education they ignore.
To the adults that say that, we want to say:
Strike yourself instead!
Strike from work!
Go into the streets and shout!
Do something!
We need your help now more than ever."
Greta Thunberg, today.

Stop thinking about relaxation as a guilty indulgence, and start thinking about it as an essential component of your physical and mental routine. Whether it's taking rest days from working out (which are essential for your muscles to repair and regrow), or unwinding with a videogame or TV on the sofa after a period of work (which is essential for you to unwind and process through stress), you deserve, and are not just allowed, but ENCOURAGED, to relax. If you need permission, you have mine. GO.

Okay, mastodon.social is updated once again. The search bar has returned, the option to turn on the simple layout has moved to preferences--for now it still defaults to the old layout.

There is a big bunch of other fixes to the simple layout.

Oh hey, YTMND isn’t dead — just mostly dead. But it’s getting better!

I don't even "get" cancel culture.

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Dickheads aren't TV shows. :blobnervous:

I only saw that video for the first time about an hour ago and it is now in the running for my favorite music video ever. Everything about it rules. If you haven’t seen it, go watch it now, goddammit.

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