Time for a little Update on how I use my accounts:
@TQ ☄ is my main account. Posts switch between English and German, and I toot about more general stuff.
@TQ 💫 is my smol, private account. Toots auf deutsch, nur Freund*innen!
@TQ ✏ is my artsy account, there I post sketches and abstract paintings! It's wuite active these days!
@TQ 🐍 is my coding account, which I use only when I have a project.
I also often boost posts from my 2 "special" accounts over on my main.
Feel free to follow or mute. ❤
19 The Sun for #AprilArtJourney. This one was nice. Different from the other ones I feel, much more clear and crisp, but that's what the sun does, right?
Picture shows a bright painting of a big glowing sun above a sharply lit meadow. Two figures stand on the light, outlined in by the harsh light. The sun is a bit 2 dimensional, the rest rather naturalistic.
the military is a global burden Show more
It's not so easy to find estimates for global military oil usage or CO2 emissions. Chances are, it's proportional to their available budget though.
It's safe to say that warfare is one of the biggest drains on our planet's resources and one of the largest contributors to the climate crisis.
In short, if humans could get over their obsession with weapons and violence, a lot of the world's problems could be alleviated or solved much more rapidly.
I'm just saying.
military carbon dioxide Show more
Additionally, the US military is the world's largest consumer of oil.
In 2011, the US military used 117 million barrels of oil. Assuming average combustion engine efficiencies, that equates to around 13 million metric tons of CO2. There is no reason to believe they used less in 2018.
Emissions from the military are conspicuously absent from most publicly available information on CO2 emissions by source.
hunger, poverty, money, military Show more
The estimated cost to end world hunger is approximately $30 billion per year. Ending world poverty would cost $175 billion.
In 2018, the world had a collective military budget of $1739 billion.
Hunger and poverty could be eradicated with just 12% of the amount of money spent on "defence".
The USA alone could reduce its military budget enough to end hunger and poverty, and still have the largest military spending in the world.
Testing Fedilab again. I quite like it, I only miss the feature to pin a list... Or better still, to have a custom set of tabs over multiple accounts. That would be the most awesome thing! #fedilab
18 The Moon for #AprilArtJourney. Can't believe there are only 4 more paintings to paint and I'm a free person again! 😱😭😂
Picture shows a painting in blues. A huge moon rises above a water surface, only the lowest part bright with light. A dark silhouette walks in front of it. It is small in comparison. Lots of squiggles and scribbles are on the painting.
Confederate monuments, yelling Show more
I think historians should really lean into the whole “if you take down the statues we’ll forget all the history” thing
TV person: “How do you feel about the removal of the monument?”
Historian: “what monument?”
TVP: “...the one commemorating the Confederacy...”
Historian: “Con...fed...eracy? Never heard of it”
TVP: “IT WAS A GIANT STATUE STANDING RIGHT THERE COMMEMORATING THE LOSING SIDE IN THE CIVIL WAR”
Historian: “that doesn’t sound right, why would you put up a statue to the losing side? Besides, you’d think I’d remember a thing like that, I’m an historian”
The finished 17 Star for #AprilArtJourney! It's such a relief after the last few cards.
Image shows a person sitting on the edge of a lake, one hand at their chest, one on their thigh. The painting is very serene and also quite violet. In the distance, there is a forest.
Pain medication (+) Show more
Ahh. The feeling when the paint medication finally kicks in.
#OurStreets pink sticker with black script reading "fight hard but stay soft" and 'sheet poet society'
@juni the band may be in reach!
Berlin, blocked. Sorry for the inconvenience, but our house is on fire.
15 The Devil for #AprilArtJourney. I remember that years ago I experienced this card as way more positive. I think I may have been closer to my animalistic, unrestrained side back then. Today, the negativeness vastly outweighs the positive sides for me.
Picture shows a painting in red. A goat's skull is in the upper center in white, two cowering figures sitting beneath it. They are shackled to another, facing away from each other.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more