The mastodon stages:
1: getting used to the interface
2: discovering that most people are just people, engaged in everyday adventures, big & small
3: the allure of the notification sound
4: a gradual getting used to the fact that not everything is about US politics, and that it's okay to filter it out on a macro level
5: a quiet moment when you think "there can still be poetry in this world"
6: some sort of reconciliation with the quantum magic that is the federated timeline
@sargoth 8: going back far enough to discover the oat meme and wondering if you've made a mistake
@007 regret transcends all interfaces and platforms
this oat not deter us
@sargoth 🍍 🍍 🍍 🍍
@sargoth That's kind of dead on. I actually like it here because it's less political.
@Jack 'tis a cozy thing, this
people getting together to not fight
@sargoth Yeah I'm literally coming here to get away from the constant political talk. It's important but it's taking up WAY TO MUCH brain space.
Here I just wanna joke around, make friends, and talk about silly shit.
@ErykDonovan it's important to rest & recharge every once in a while
the brain was not built to be in 100% serious talk mode all the time
@ErykDonovan It is what my twitter used to be but without all the random people, which, I guess is why I like but hesitated to use Mastodon it had the random people but not my closest. So now I just have two platforms for it, which is fine if it means less DiscourseTM
@sargoth For me, it goes all downhill starting from 2: or 3:, no idea which.
Due to several radiation levels I often see myself, I'm on an eternal quest to take refuge on my own instance.
And if not Mastodon, then Pleroma, or even having to implement ActivityPub myself from scratch, from zero.
@sargoth I'm at stage 1, looking forward to stage 3
@sargoth I like pineapples a lot. 🍍
what's the Pineapple thing about?
@sargoth I'm somewhere between 5 and 6 right now. I super don't understand the pineapples or the polar bear. I get that there's nothing to get, but I still don't get it.
@sargoth number 5 ... yeah!
@sargoth 7a. awoo~
You forgot the part where a polycule just spontaneously coalesces around you
@sargoth 8. filter the pineapple emoji out using the filters
my faves are 3 and 7
@sargoth the realisation that people here really are people and not bots pretending was nice...
@sargoth more boosts, you say?
w-well if you insist.... 😅
@gdkar gosh darnit
@sargoth actually super accurate
@sargoth All are true and point 7 is my favourite
@sargoth Note that if you already know telefrançais you directly jump to stage 7 without asking questions
@sargoth #4 is a large part of why I joined up yesterday. You can't do anything on Twitter without finding someone retweeting politics.
8: realizing (7) was "pineapples," not "Philippines."
@sargoth You missed one. Getting overly excited and making an account on every instance that is even remotely connected to an interest or ideology that you may have.
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