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
@croxus yeah most of mine have been through connections with Destiny friends. Still they're pretty varied in make up so I still don't feel totally at ease haha. I think a smaller friend discord server sounds like a good idea though, I may look into that.
@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.