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I'm Melissa (they/them)! Some of my projects are in my bio, but in general I am and do:


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I write. I . I play way too much Fallen London. I collect tattoos. I will not call posts "toots".

I like learning to be more imaginative in devising solutions to difficult problems. 🎊

I'm live on twitch! Come hang out with me while I play Elegy for a Dead World:

FYI: I've migrated to @melissa! My own little babby instance. Between that and, I feel like a real sysadmin. 😍

how to move your masto account 

You DO NOT have to start your new account following nobody and with none of your blocks or mutes. You can mass-DM your old followers too:

I'm sorry that existing explanations for how this works are so shitty and it's making so many people feel like they're stuck forever with whatever instance they happened to choose first.

You can't reupload your old toots to the new location (yet), but you can get yourself reconnected to ppl immediately.

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I'm live on twitch! Come hang out with me while I play What Remains of Edith Finch:

albeism by an author 

I never know if I *should* google an author whose work I've enjoyed, or if I should *never* google one. 😭

I've liked this author's work a lot, but the first thing I see when I check what they've been doing for the last 3 yrs is a huge rant b/c someone asked that they CW their work, plus a long thread of people (mostly) cheering. All standard shit: "triggered", "millennial", "snowflake".

...I should probably google authors. Or at least not ignore what I find if I do so.

If you were following me over on or one of my channels there, I've spun up a instance, so subscribe over at All the same channels exist, and old videos are slowly transcoding on the new instance.

If you weren't subscribed to me before... well, you could do it now. 😄 Mostly game stream archives, videos from travel, and random cat cuteness.

I'm also interested in suggestions of PT instances that should be following. 😍

Instance Block Recommendation: (Transphobia/Aphobia) literally defines itself as an "anti-mogai exclusionist lgbt instance."

It's an instance dedicated to LGBT folks who hate other LGBT folks.

Hate groups deserve to be de-platformed. ✊

Has anyone written a genderqueer history of computer science? I did some Googling and came up with a few websites, but this seems like a book-worthy topic. #lgbt #history

Indie games self-congratulatory humblebrag 

Really happy to see Opus Magnum nominated in the IGF this year among so many strong titles. Hope you enjoyed the writing and music too.

British colonialization of India 

"Britain used the windfall from this fraudulent system to fuel the engines of imperial violence - funding the invasion of China in the 1840s and the suppression of the Indian Rebellion in 1857."

How Britain stole $45 trillion from India:

how to do dishes like quinn: a step by step guide

1.) scroll through the fediverse timeline on your phone

strange... vanity? 

I have strange and surprising feelings about the fact that I only a have a few "finished" books in 2018 in Goodreads. I read and listened to 30+ books I didn't log (due to genre), read a metric ton of online fics, and listened to many hundreds of hours of podcasts. But oh, boy, I set a goal in GR and didn't meet it.

Social media is apparently weirder for me than I realized. 😊

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