though i'm not on here a bunch, it's weird watching the follower count here drop a lot. i imagine it might be related to bots and blocked instances

if you find that your remarks here tend to be pretty toothless, you should probably book a consult appointment with a mastodontist

today in vaguetoot:

i'm not a member of tusktag team followback and idk why you are 💁🏽

i'll still come by here and check on stuff from time to time. my toothbrush here will be sticking around of course, but i'm definitely finding witches.town more my jam :)

cc: @patience@witches.town

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YOU DON'T NEED TO FORCE YOUR CITIZENS INTO BEING PROUD OF LIVING IN YOUR COUNTRY IF YOU GIVE THEM VALID REASONS TO LIKE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE

over the weekend my visiting friend and i talked about the basic logistics of starting a new instance. with the way federation propagates, the indeterminate data costs involved around that, and so on, this might not be happening anytime soon despite some nifty domain name ideas

so i think i'm probably going to move my regular toothbrush over to witches.town — @patience@witches.town — where i already have a parked account, even tho i'm not very witchy (even tho i'm a trans woman)

my favourite thing we did at a co-op conference many years ago was we hand-created our own beeswax candlesticks using sheets of beeswax dyed in the seven colours of the Rochdale Principles.

i'd love to find more sheets of that beeswax again and make a new batch 🌈 👍🏽

the language used for the sign reflected the 1995 principles, and these days would benefit from altering language like "men and women" to "people".

i'd wholeheartedly encourage such amendments if you're thinking about doing something like this sign for your co-op!

for anyone looking at launching or formalizing co-ops:

co-operatives began at Rochdale in 1844. since 1995, Rochdale's values are comprised of 7 principles of co-operation, keyed to seven colours.

we made this colourful sign for our housing co-op a few years ago. we mounted it next to every dwelling's bulletin board. it's a great daily reminder of why we organise, cultivate, and believe in co-ops.

feel free to copy, print and distribute!

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other big news: i sold my first piece of art over the weekend! 🎉 🎨 🙋🏽

last night on the aviansite was a case study on why i mistrust white cis women even more than cis men:

with cis men, virtually no digging is needed to find out if there's trash buried. they won't hide that it's trash, and then you can leave because it stinks.

with white cis women, they hide the trash and then when the trash is found, they gaslight you into believing that it's landscaping or food or perfume or even money and that you should be ashamed of yourself for calling it trash.

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poverty 

i guess you could say i have to excuse myself because i arted, and now i'm oversharing this by tooting

five months after showing it in a gallery, i sold my first art today!

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The Dzhanibekov Effect onboard the ISS - Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Dzhanibekov discovered this phenomenon while in space in 1985

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