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Other things I'm into I rarely talk about: the comics and . I'm starting to read too. Lots of other , with top place going to the novels/world/whathaveyou

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time I guess. I'm here from Tumblr but I'm hoping this kind of site gets more popular cause I like decentralization! My interests include and ... I'm a and and are a big part of the latter. I currently work at a garden center cause I <3 but I want to do work, something like or restoration work.

"How can I tell you. How can I convince you, brother,
sister that your life is in danger: That everyday you wake
up alive, relatively happy, and a functioning human being,
you are committing a rebellious act. You as an alive and
functioning queer are a revolutionary.
There is nothing on this planet that validates, protects
or encourages your existence. It is a miracle you are
standing here reading these words. "

A leaflet distributed at pride march in NY
Published anonymously by Queers
June, 1990

:blobcatpeek: hello again

BOOKS & BONE is a librarians-and-necromancy fantasy with small town charm in a city of the dead.

It is currently up for funding on #kickstarter as I can't afford to publish it on my own. If you're able, I'd really appreciate your help!

It's a story about frantic research, the boundaries of magic, and the love of home, however strange.

It's mildly spooky and very warm. I hope you'll like it!

:blobcatpeek: ok thanks

#writing #fantasy

The pentragram on the floor was smudged, the candles unlit. A demon appeared. "Hello, are you free?" it said.
The man looked up from his book and smiled. "Hi! How are you?"
"Still bound to find you a friend."
"And you come alone, again. Hard, isn't it? No matter. Tea?"


The whole 16-page zine is available free of charge right over here:

This bitey looking thing is the flower of hydnora africana, a parasitic plant.

Its monstrous flowers are the only part which ever grows above the soil. They're pollinated by carrion flies, if that gives you an idea what they smell like.

This plant beast has no chlorophyll and gets all its energy by tapping into the roots of trees and shrubs. In some parts of Southern Africa, they're notorious for cutting through underground cables.

Parasitic plants are so... fleshy looking.

was just reminded that today is the 12th anniversary of Boston Police thinking that lite brite Mooninites were bombs when actually they were just viral marketing for the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie and the people that were hired to place them around the city held a press conference afterward and insisted on only discussing hairstyles of the 1970s. can't believe it's been so long already.

I know that links being blue is Traditional, and links being clearly marked as different from non-linked text is necessary, but when the link color and the text color are too different, and the links are also meant to be words in a sentence you should be reading, that creates another problem.

Why don't more social media sites allow users to personalize how our view of what we're reading looks? Livejournal did (does) this. Dreamwidth, too. It's great! Tumblr just changed its default contrast levels for better accessibility, and while I trust they actually researched this and it's good for some - other people find the new settings painful. YAY!!

I hate how tags here and Twitter are a dramatically different color than the main text. Breaks reading flow, makes it harder to read overall.

Finished!! A3 (42x30cm) 300gm hot press paper, archival quality inks and watercolours. Took about 20 hours.

For sale! Grab the signed original for $200 USD (which includes worldwide shipping). Message me to buy!

#MastoArt #CreativeToots

You know what lifts my mood out of the pit the boss put it in? A very very very queer-looking woman coming in and being excited about plants.

Near me, there's a place that specialises in adapting bikes for the non-able-bodied. Trikes, recumbent, handcycles. Side-by-side models for use by folk with balance issues. Some people find it easier to cycle than walk because it's lesser impact on their bones. Every Sunday they're out around the cycle path in a slow, joyous convoy.
Peoples' ability to cycle can't be generalized about, they claim they've never failed to get someone on a bike of some sort.

I'm pretty tired because I needed dinner about 30 minutes into the class, but I'm just so pleased right now. I've given a lot of presentations - mostly for work or school, but a couple at pagan events because I really wanted to - and I don't know that any of the others made me quite as happy as this one.

I also came home with a well-rooted cutting of a neat syngonium, and an unrooted cutting of a fuzzy purple-leaved tradescantia, so it was a Good plant day.

Orchid presentation done. Went very well! People all seemed very very appreciative and better able to care for their plants! I showed off some of my weirder plants and talked one on one with several of the attendees!

I've given better presentations; I lost my train of thought a few times and wasn't quite as polished as I know I -can- be . . . but I think I didn't omit anything super important, and given the general circumstances, I'm not going to beat myself up over being only ~90% perfect.

"Plants have feelings too"

Everything about plant perception and environmental responses is fascinating to me. Though I suspect that, to most of them, I'm just that strange lumpy moving thing that makes it warm and increases the CO₂ levels.

(Attached artwork by Danielle Eden)

i may be a fool but i am also very ambitious, a combination of traits that has never ever ended in disaster

Dear . I work as an and design buildings that harm the planet. I am looking for a practicing who can teach me building energy modelling using tools. I have a background in software dev, run and am willing to learn down to the details.

I do not have a background in heat transfer or thermodynamics, which is why I am asking for a tutor.

I promise to use this to design better buildings.

Please help retoot this so I can find someone.

Our #fish, whose name is Mr Fish, loves a bit of spinach. It's his favourite thing in the world. Here is a gallery of a #goldfish eating spinach.

I need to make a handout for the orchid class I'm teaching tomorrow. I really really really r e a l l y don't even want to start. (If I was putting together a handout for someone else I would not be dealing with this inner resistance! Augh!)

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