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Before and after of one of my paintings.

Pictures show two versions of a painting of a person with a halo. The "before" version looks a bit like a blue lion with closed eyes. The "after" version looks way more human. It is also very scribbled on! #mastoart #fineart

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I chose to eat this fifties dystopian novel 'food' slab of compressed lumber yard leavings for breakfast.

I chose it.

That's the scary part those novels didn't predict.

Tasted alright, I guess.

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WOOHOO! I DIDN'T COMPLETELY MESS IT UP!!

I had to quit for a few days because holy mother of OW, RSI and neck pain from sitting badly while carving.

But today I was able to get back to it, spent a few hrs hunched + wincing, and got the dang thang done at last.

Thing about lino printing, you're never sure how it'll turn out til it turns out; I spent most of the time fretting that i'd done a buggerup.

...I think it turned out ok 😁

#linoprinting #printmaking #mastoart #art #arttoot #print

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Lost my job, no new job yet, inventory clearance, 16 Feb pt2: Full persian bracelets in anodized aluminum and neoprene, stretchy, no clasp needed, fits 7" - 8" wrist size. $20 ea including USA shipping to paypal.me/tarlimanjoppos #chainmail #maille #art #mastoart

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For those interested in finding out more about Florence (a fork of Mastodon):

@florence is the project's presence on the fediverse

@maloki is currently co-ordinating things to get it up and running

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I've gone back and forth on #Lynx, the text-based #browser, in the last couple of years. I kept trying to like it, but found it fiddly and thought flat text made things more difficult to read. Like a lot of minimalist tools, though, I've been coming round. I feel like I'm using it more because the less I visit flashy, image-heavy websites, the better my attention span is becoming.

Benefits:
- blazing fast because no #JavaScript and no images
- you can still open the images you want to
- better privacy and security (again because no JS and images)
- great on low-end computers
- supports #Gopher!
- works with Mastodon (via #Brutaldon or my own front-end #Planiverse)

Disadvantages:
- can't use it for most web apps
- websites have massive nav headers, so I have to page a couple of times to get to the body
- some blogs use JS to load even their text, so they'll never render
- some sites block Lynx entirely, presumably because they think you're a crawler

So I still have a graphical browser for any web services where I need to log in like my bank. For sites that don't render or that block Lynx, screw 'em, I wasn't that desperate to read your shitty SEO'd-to-death blog post anyway. And I find that turning away from that kind of site is directing me more towards more genuine sites too -- people's Gopher phlogs, for example.
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Planning dinner tonight. "Strip-mall Japanese" sounds so tasty!

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My #kickstarter is only £170 from being able to publish on non-Amazon platforms! If you're able and would like to, I'd really appreciate it if you'd back it! Only have 10 days to make up the difference.

It's a librarians-and-necromancy fantasy novel with small town charm in a city of the dead.

Please do take a look! Support at any level is really helpful.

kickstarter.com/projects/38135

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Hello, campers!

After much discussion, I think the hashtag I'm going to recommend for talking about comics stuff, whether it's WIPs, scripts, story ideas, thumbnails, panel compositions, dialogue balloons, pacing, etc. is going to be:

#MakingComics

Use that hashtag whenever you talk about making your #comics to connect with a wider community of comic and narrative art creators in the :fediverse: Fediverse.

Keep being awesome, campers! ⛺

#MastoTips

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What ProPublica Is Covering This Year

We are digging deep into the most pressing issues of our country — and we want your help.

We cover many things at ProPublica, from the border, to health, to police abuse. But all of our work is ultimately about one thing: holding the powerful to account... [I]t all starts with listening.

That’s why we’re laying out what we’re covering. If you have tips, documents or data on any these issues, contact us.

propublica.org/article/what-pr

#propublica #journalism

Do people still do Follow Fridays?

I discovered @timecowboy this week and hope everyone else does, too.

I'm also enjoying the art of @Yukari

I've enjoyed interactions with @Mj , @Ayior , @generica , and @compostablespork , too.

There sure are some decent people here. Thanks for providing this haven for me, y'all.

And follow - lots of talented artists here.

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I'm in a #microfiction mood. Fancy a game?

Offer me the name of a plant and in return I will write a spooky-sweet encounter.

I'll take 10 prompts and all stories will be replies to this toot.

#TootFic #fantasy

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Feature of the week: We are currently improving speed for your Tutanota searches! 😃 Read here why our encrypted search feature is so unique: tutanota.com/blog/posts/first-

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