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‪I’m doing some cleaning and found this flower pot.‬

‪The paper surrounding it has changed colors (original right, changed left).‬

‪This is not the first time it’s changed the color of paper. I suspect this pot has a bit of uranium in it to make it orange and thus is radioactive.‬

This type of radiation is not dangerous to handle, but is if swallowed. Pretty cool, IMO.

How do dogs always know where you want to walk?

I find that doing the right thing is difficult and often expensive. If it wasn’t, then it would be done.

Difficult, because it means admitting to problems around us and then changing our behavior to combat it.

Expensive, because large scale change takes time and resources to bring about.

This is also why people resist doing what is right. They know it’s going to cost and it scares them they will lose. Compounded by hate and fear.

I know that Mastodon can be a little confusing at first. But don't worry, it's great and not that complicated to use! I'm sure you'll catch up in no time.
That being said, it doesn't dispense regular users like me to give you some tips. So here we go!

Saw this today, a velvet ant. They are actually flightless wasps and have an extremely painful sting, which earned them their nickname around here, cow killers.

‪Saw 13 Mississippi Kites flying around today! Here is one, zoomed in, but they were pretty. A group of kites is known as a ‘string of kites’, which I just love.

Funny thing is when I looked up what they sounded like and played it, they started talking back to the phone!

“Beware of the cost of war, Hero, for you will run out of coffins before you run out of bullets.”

‪Took my D&D party long enough to figure out! My character, Ophlia, is secretly a drow. The mask she wears allows her to disguise herself as a high elf. Got to repaint her now that they know.

So far, it has caused drama!‬ At least one member of the party is not happy (he’s a high elf, so he’s kinda mad she’s been masquerading as one).

‪The fairy dragon is Sunflower Fang, her familiar.
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I forgot about this thread. If you want to know why our modern Western calendar is as dumb as it is, and specifically why the new year doesn't start on the winter solstice, here's where I spell it out: elekk.xyz/@noelle/992133542546

This set of walls, flooring, and throne are the result of three days of printing and three days of painting. Got to try it out for the big battle in the Temple of Air for Princes of the Apocalypse.
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Pam Sparks, teacher at Hazel Park Schools, gives a moving speech about how her school administration is failing her and her students.

Rewind to the beginning of this video to see her students (FIRST Robotics) give an impressive demonstration.

Sadly this is not uncommon. We need to do better for our teachers.

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Behold! Finally finished my first project in Blender, then 3-D printed and painted it! It’s a Beholder from D&D.

I really hate these monsters, but I knew it would make a good test subject to learn on. Print time was 10 hours.
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Almost done!!!! This will be my first sculpt in blender. Next step is printing.

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Hey does anyone have any writing work they need some? I'm extremely motivated rn.

Plz help

I am enjoying these. Extra Credits is talking about how politics relates to gaming. This episode compares social normals in chess to social norms in politics and what a society can do when the social norms are broken.

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To all the active #MastoArt’ists that have been here >1 month, are active & supportive daily/weekly inspiring others. You may make your own custom emoji just like: :mastohi: :needle: :hot_sauce: :coffee_mug: :succulent: :splat: :kittypotato: :tentaluv: :voxel: :pea: :lies_down: :music_collab:
File size <=50KB .png format animated or static & any L x W resolution. Email it & your desired : shortcode short_code : & the file. It can be personal or general use.
Tx for inspiring others & being here!

Saw these two little guys on a walk today. Young kingbirds. Phone takes crappy far away pics but they were so cute!! Chirping at one another and snuggling.
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