Blixa and Mick 'helping' me change their litter tray. #mastocats
Mick's first look at the washing machine. #mastocats
How did the atheist movement die so ignominiously? One specific incident was the canary in that coalmine, just before the explosion.
"You are not the ‘Great Creator’ of your songs, you are simply their servant, and the songs will come to you when you have adequately prepared yourself to receive them. They are not inside you, unable to get out; rather, they are outside of you, unable to get in. Songs, in my experience, are attracted to an open, playful and motivated mind. (...) sit down, prepare yourself and write your own damn song. You are a songwriter. You have the entire world to save and very little time to do it. The song will find its way to you. If you don’t write it, someone else will. Is that what you want? If not, get to it." Nick Cave, issue #43 of the Red Hand Files
cw History of Feminism - Transphobia Show more
Fun fact: Did you know that the theorists we now know as TERFs were perceived as regressive by feminists even during the height of their popularity?
So-called "second wave feminism" was, from its inception, split between the Anglo-American school, where TERFs originated, and the French theorists, who criticised the former for their uncritical adoption of gender essentialism.
Kitten pic from the weekend. Mick sleeping on my lap, and Blixa looking a bit weird next to us ;)
So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)
This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.
It's great to have cats on my lap again, it's been too long! #mastocats
More sleepy kitties #mastocats
Sleepy Mick #mastocat
vegetarian food and meat substitutes – a long thread Show more
So whether or not you're vegetarian or vegan, cutting down on your meat intake is a good idea for various reasons – high among them being environmental concerns and overuse of antibiotics on farms. It would be foolish to think otherwise.
The thing is, some cultures have been using meat substitutes in food for centuries. Either for religious reasons, like some schools of Buddhism, or among people who don't always have access to meat. So it can be worth following their example.
Humans are not evolved to be herbivores, and I really don't like all the people who say "go vegan" without also telling people exactly what that means. So in case anyone finds it useful, here's a little thread about meat substitutes to include in your diet, and nutrients to make sure you're getting enough of!
I like Dark Souls. And Bloodborne. And Dark Souls III. And Sekiro. But not Dark Souls II
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more