Remember when Daniels and Kaz went to ROH in 2014 and 1) had an entrance theme called "Your Sexy Beast", and 2) their gimmick was weirdo embarrassing dads trying to act cool? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0J2p05PtDo
Even if it's not easy, we can take some measure of control back from Twitter. Better things are possible. It will just take some work, and not all of that work will bring about immediate results. That doesn't mean it's not worth trying.
I don't even expect it to be to Twitter what Google+ was to Facebook (which was not much in the scheme of things, but was also not nothing.)
Mocking people who are willing to at least try isn't constructive. We do need to be realistic about our expectations, but right now what matters most is exploring other options. What I hope happens is that using Mastodon and encouraging others to do the same at least will get the idea out there that we should be doing things like this.
Been seeing lots of cynicism about moving to Mastodon as a solution to Twitter's bullshit. It seems like the perception is those encouraging a move are trying to orchestrate a mass exodus, and that such a thing is the expectation/condition for success. I think it's worthwhile to explore the idea of using Mastodon as an alternative, but I don't expect it to be the Twitter-killer.
this site is way too pure i’m never doing irony again https://mastodon.social/media/-2IVs4xYu7-qWPZtl_s
From the #G128Final. Taka Michinoku makes no attempt to correctly pronounce "Los Ingobernables de Japon," then goes to the English commentary table.
Taka: "I CANNOT SPEAK ENGLISH!"
Kevin Kelly: "You just did!"
Taka: "I CAN SPEAK JAPANESE ONLY!"
Trans lesbian witch. Toots about wrestling and sadness. ☭
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