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ℹ️ I'll shortly be turning this account back into my personal account 😟 BUT...

I'm starting a proper NEW Scarlet Ferret account (with the right username and everything). 🤭

Right over here: @scarletferret

I'll do a redirect thingy soon, but it seems a bit weird for handling accounts I want to continue to use. So just a notice for now.

Happy Reading,

Kevin

@cheribaker @haven4books When I was an active book blogger, I was astonished by the range of talent out there, that mostly went undiscovered. I knew about it direct from publishers, and sometimes indie authors, but it took being a book blogger to get that information.

@rosjackson

I work in a library, and this reflects my experience. We're still used for checking out materials, but as more patrons shift to using digital books or skip librarian interaction and just pick up holds, mid-list authors are now suffering in our collection as the algorithms decide for patrons more. So many good books are missed now.

There's an interesting discussion here about book discoverability, and how the top-selling authors take all the attention, so that it's very hard to find midlist authors to read.

getrevue.co/profile/ouranosaur

I don't think there was ever a perfect era of book discoverability, but things were definitely better for the midlist when we had more bookshops, libraries, and magazines recommending a number of different authors to different audiences. Now, it's all or nothing with few algorithms.

Watching: Forbidden Planet (agaaaaainnnnnn) 

That shot of the saucer after the crew have had lunch and a chat with Morbius for the first time is everything.

The film is beautiful enough but that shot is the best.

You just need to install me from either F-Droid or Google Play, log in and you are ready to browse the fediverse and post whatever you like.
I'll try to make that experience as pleasant as possible and I am super customizable to fit all different kinds of needs. ☺️

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For folks looking for a Mastodon instance to join, I recommend Wandering Shop. It has a code of conduct and aims to be a positive community for science fiction and fantasy fans.

I set myself up there years ago. Would love to see y'all hang there, too.

wandering.shop/about

ℹ️ I'll shortly be turning this account back into my personal account 😟 BUT...

I'm starting a proper NEW Scarlet Ferret account (with the right username and everything). 🤭

Right over here: @scarletferret

I'll do a redirect thingy soon, but it seems a bit weird for handling accounts I want to continue to use. So just a notice for now.

Happy Reading,

Kevin

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What a day!

ℹ️ I'll shortly be turning this account back into my personal account 😟 BUT...

I'm starting a proper NEW Scarlet Ferret account (with the right username and everything). 🤭

Right over here: @scarletferret

I'll do a redirect thingy soon, but it seems a bit weird for handling accounts I want to continue to use. So just a notice for now.

Happy Reading,

Kevin

This every time:

- you see what you follow. No ads, no obscure reshuffling, no manipulating your emotions. Enjoy that too.

Makes... me... so... happy... 💗 😭

Oh, here’s some more:

- locking your account is good. You can decide who sees your stuff and feel safer, but also: you get to know who follows you by checking them out before approving.
- related to that: put something in your bio so people know what your deal is
- block / mute at will. You get to tend to your garden and you deserve to feel happy.
- punch up, not down
- but also, welcome here and pay me no mind
- cryptobros and NFT scammers fuck off 💚

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Righto, here’s my fedi-tips:

- it’s slower here, less addictive than corp social media. This is a good thing, try and enjoy it.
- you see what you follow. No ads, no obscure reshuffling, no manipulating your emotions. Enjoy that too.
- please consider using CWs. Could it hurt, shock, upset, harm?
- please describe your pictures if you can
- give benefit of the doubt: text easily misleads
- shared something negative? Maybe follow with positive action.
- fash, queerphobes, bigots: fuck off 💚

While RSS is getting a bit more well-deserved attention again, here's a reminder that you can find RSS feeds of the blog, public book activity, and your own personal book activity on the Libreture site.

Look for the RSS icon!

In 1284, Hamburg was ravaged by fire. Was it an accident? Or one man's revenge?

Fans of Virginia Crow's historical fiction novel, The Year We Lived, will enjoy her retelling of The Pied Piper of Hamlin. Continue reading for a dark historical tale of betrayal, greed, and revenge...

If we Promised Them Aught, Let us Keep Our Promise

scarletferret.com/news/if-we-p

After the latest updates to , here are some alternative comic shops for both readers and creators.

They're all DRM-free, so you get to actually own your comics, and most are independent!

libreture.com/blog/digital-com

Our introduction to folklore studies, Folklore 101 by Dr. Jeana Jorgensen is an accessible guide to understanding the basics of folkore as an academic discipline. But as Dr. Jorgenson explains in her book, folklore doesn't exist solely within the walls of universities. Field study is an integral and essential part.

Folklore Students Travel in West Virginia to Preserve Stories, Tradition

scarletferret.com/news/folklor

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