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E. Lily Yu @elilyyu@mastodon.social

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What's on tap here: bad dad jokes, slow posts, fiction like knives, and the occasional mushroom

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If you die in the game the devs come to your house and kill you

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Beautiful timelapses of Everest by Elia Saikaly. Compiled over the years through seven climbs


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my hobby: browsing old yahoo answers questions for gold like this
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The other day I found out that my local library has no limit on how many items a person can check out at once.

I asked the librarian, "What's to stop someone from driving up with a UHaul and filling it up?"

And she replied, with a grin, "Ambition"

Tired: me
Wired: the cat

Why, cat? Why?

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I guess its time for my ! I'm Zana, bi, 20 and part of the diaspora in Germany :) I'm very interested in Kurdish politics, eager to learn more and trying to get better at ! I have also recently started to draw more kurdish woman and tails.. let's see where this journey takes me ^^ mastodon.social/media/Z8qSb9R8 mastodon.social/media/6an7gIPR

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still thinking about this brutal E. Lily Yu story, "Music for the Underworld." motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

It was an embarrassingly long time after reading that I fully clocked the depth of the Orphic parallels. It was amazing being smacked in the face again by the reinvigorated, politically transfigured power of a millennia-old story.

Do be cautious when reading, as @elilyyu says: 'ALL the content warnings.'

New story up at Terraform: "Music for the Underworld."

"Although Juan Pedro “Feo” Jiménez scratched out his living at bio-synth and electrika festivals, some virtual and some real, in the days between gigs, when it was too risky to be on the streets, Feo played his first love. This was a slim chrome-and-rosewood theremin, almost a hundred years old..."

ALL the content warnings.


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it takes a village to raise a child,
but it takes a child to raze a system

From a game of Papercuts with friends. I was very proud of this.

Today I learned how to accidentally delete posts. Well done, me.

It was a link to my latest story, over at Clarkesworld: "The No-One Girl and the Flower of the Farther Shore."


Word I learned today: amplexus


But can you imagine if who we were on the inside determined our destiny?

The first time we go for a CAT scan, we'd hear, "I see... a skull... and bones... Have you considered becoming a pirate?"

Then we'd have to whip out our concealed scimitars and make the radiologist walk the plank, or rather, the sliding tray attached to the scanner, because our darkest secret was now revealed.

I console myself with the thought that people who have treated me badly will someday be exposed for who they really are

who am I kidding

the doctor's going to take one look and say "wow that's a majestic and beautiful liver, keep doing what you're doing"

and life goes on