I've been pondering a (relatively) smaller instance for a while, and recently started trying out cybre.space, and I like it there! So you'll now find me over at @cincodenada@cybre.space. I think I've followed most of y'all with the new account already.

I'm gonna keep posting this until one of you fucking boosts it

A reminder that this Black Friday, rather than putting on an enormous sale, @itchio will be donating their entire revenue share from all sales on the site to a pair of LGBTQ+ and climate change charities


Once upon a time, there were three kingdoms, all bordering on the same lake. For centuries, these kingdoms had fought over an island in the middle of that lake. One day, they decided to have it out, once and for all.

The first kingdom was quite rich, and sent an army of 25 knights, each with three squires. The night before the battle, the knights jousted and cavorted as their squires polished armor, cooked food, and sharpened weapons. The second kingdom was not so wealthy, and sent only 10 knights, each with 2 squires. The night before the battle, the knights cavorted and sharpened their weapons as the squires polished armor and prepared dinner.

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The third kingdom was very poor, and only sent one elderly knight with his sole squire. The night before the battle, the knight sharpened his weapon, while the squire, using a looped rope, slung a pot high over the fire to cook while he prepared the knight's armor.

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The next day, the battle began. All the knights of the first two kingdoms had cavorted a bit too much (one should never cavort while sharpening weapons and jousting) and could not fight. The squire of the third kingdom could not rouse the elderly knight in time for combat. So, in the absence of the knights, the squires fought.

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The battle raged well into the late hours, but when the dust finally settled, a solitary figure limped from the carnage. The lone squire from the third kingdom dragged himself away, beaten, bloodied, but victorious.

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And it just goes to prove, the squire of the high pot and noose is equal to the sum of the squires of the other two sides.


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The food cart next to me is playing a very poorly-buffered "Lizstomania" that keeps cutting in and out and lordy is it grating

boost this to convince me to call the doctor to set up an appointment to get help for my mental illness (this is the strangest, most authentic and shameless thing I've ever tooted)

So far Shuffle Almost All is doing great. This is one of the reasons I hold onto having and maintaining a library of music in the Spotify age - I like having a known set of good music.

Also, if you want to follow along at home, my now playing is always scrobbling at last.fm/user/cincodenada

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Randomness (and our perception of it) is funny. Listening to my "Shuffle Almost All" playlist, and it just followed Halloween from Rent with...I'll Cover You from Rent! And next up are two Elton John songs - one from a Greatest Hits album, the second from The Lion King.

I'm reminded of a puzzle in some math detective book where the detective correctly suspected a random sequence of colored squares was fake because it didn't have 5 red squares in a row or whatever.

So I hate to just blurt this out all of a sudden, but a friend of mine could really use your help.

He lives in Portland and is about to get evicted from his residence and all of his contingencies have either fallen through or flaked out on him.

He has a car, an at-home job, and is able to support his board, just not a room.

If you have or know someone with a spare bedroom within 18 hours of Portland, please DM me. And I would really appreciate if you could boost this for visibility!!

The correct way to apologize for misgendering someone is to say "sorry," correct yourself, and continue with your sentence. The longer your apology, the worse it is. No exceptions.

Startup creeps aren't accidentally reinventing libraries and buses. They're very deliberately inventing libraries and buses that poor people aren't allowed to use.

Reminder that Jimmy Eat World's The Middle is officially a trans girl anthem as approved by the band itself.

I think that's all my scattered thoughts for now. Maybe I'll revive a blog to put these together more coherently, Emoji Day would have been a good occasion to do that but this will have to do for now. Also, I shoulda CW'd these, I guess, but I don't wanna redo them all now.

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