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I said to myself yesterday "if this is how the week is shaping up on my birthday, I should paly just spend the week on Mastodon." Instead of listening to my impulses, I have now when up to descriptions of the US President's nether regions which I can never expunge from my brain. I should have listened 😫🤢🤮
Also i'm super amused at how lazy this piece is and takes a frame as if @Gargron is out there hyping Mastodon like it's a newly funded startup.
So i've been thinking for a long time what _would_ a Fallout for the 21st century actually be? And best as i can figure it, it'd be the tale of hispanic immigrants being arbitrarily deported and dumped in Nogales a la http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/3/5/in-nogales-sonora-the-city-of-the-deported.html
But this is also the backdrop for what a disappointment all of Bethesda's Fallout games have been. I've had a lot of fun with Fallout 3, and New Vegas (haven't played 4 yet), but the context for each one just doesn't jibe with the culture of the areas in which the FPS Fallouts take place. Like, if i wander into the Virginia coast around the DC area, i expect shit's going to go down like Django Unchained.
I loved the original Fallout games. They provide this lovely impression of how insane and non-sensical the American West is. That sense of randomness & whimsy coupled together with characters who deadly serious about whatever their bullshit racket happened to be theirs is totally believable as a post-apocalyptic landscape. All of this meshed perfectly w/ the insanity of the Cold War era nuclear threat.
So does mastodon embed media? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffH_Mp74xh4
@sarahjeong @mmasnick it's super interesting to see what things people decide to use the content warnings with. Like flagging politics posts. I wonder if it's possible to search just for those. ugh. A 500 character limit means i have to police myself so that i don't end up writing run-on sentences/thoughts/posts.
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