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The Mastodon #sffbookclub crowd-fund is again operational on @Liberapay at https://liberapay.com/Mastodon_SFFBookClub/receiving/
When Liberapay had problems last month, I withdrew the balance to date. I have just set what I withdrew (less the processing fee) to go back into the fund over the next month, at which time I will resume my own regular contribution.
As always, PM me if you need help affording the club selection or want more information about contributing.
* Quantitative research methods and statistics
* Accessing scientific articles from paywalled journals
* Frank discussion of mental health, specifically including bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders
* D/s relationships and select other kinky stuff
* Polyam relationships, specifically with D/s
* To-do-list management strategies
I've seeded the donations, but please consider contributing so that more people can enjoy the club.
I'm Naga. A statistical consultant by training and trade, but more here for general social interaction, especially geeky, sometimes sexy/kinky, and occasionally left-wing political. Oh, and new-dad stuff. Dragonlet is my toddler, Jalan is my wife.
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This describes how the protestors pulled down the confederate statue at UNC-Chapel Hill. It looks as if the police were told not to interfere.
I'm glad these racist confederate statues are finally getting toppled one after the other.
➕ Promise of Blood, Emperor's Blades, The Golem and the Jinni, Tigana
⬆️ Darker Shade of Magic, Blood Song, Riftwar/Magician: Apprentice, Pawn of Prophecy, Eye of the World, Night Circus, Song of Achilles
Do you like #DnD?
Do you create your own stuff, whether for your own table or to share on the DM's Guild?
Would you like a game designer's eye to give it a look before you call it finished?
Hit me up and I'll help you make your designs the best they can be!
(Boosts appreciated too!)
this is non-toxic masculinity
N.K. Jemisin has won ANOTHER Hugo, making her the first author to win three in a row. Got damn.
Can you lick science ?
Chemistery : NO !!! DON'T !!!
Geology : sometimes needed, sometimes dangerous
Physics : WTF !!! How ???
Psycology : Best not
Zoology : In Zoology, science licks you
Computer science : the tingle of electricity on your tongue is how you know it's working
Software engineering : Noting else has made the code work so you might as well try
Astronomy : look, if you dedication is to lick Uranus is to get what it take humankind to on other planet, then so be it.
Oh dear, #goodreads has declared a Scifi/Fantasy week. Here goes my #readinglist. From the top scifi list at https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1343-top-50-science-fiction-books-on-goodreads (which may be interesting to #sffbookclub, too).
➕ Cloud Atlas, Dark Matter, Contact
⬆️ Hyperion, Foundation, Doomsday Book, Nexus, Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Martian Chronicles, Moon is a Harsh Mistress, The Sparrow, Wool
@naga It is a trifecta for Broken Earth! NKJemisin's acceptance speech was great, too!
Highlight: "To those that say that I do not belong on this stage, that I could not have possibly earned such an honor, and that when THEY win, it's meritocracy, but when WE win, it's identity politics – I get to smile at those people, and lift a massive, shining, rocket-shaped finger in their direction."
I think one of my favorite things about my home feed on Wandering Shop is all the microfiction.
Hugo winners: Jemisin, Wells, Okorafor, Wonder Woman, and a posthumous Le Guin.
absolutely fucking abolish application forms what is even the POINT of CVs in 2018 when you are just going to make me type that shit out just uniquely enough for your precious organisation anyway
I'm here to Drink Juice and Be Productive and I'm all out of motivation tbh so I'm just gonna drink the juice
For anyone interested, here's the article:
We Need Tzedakah, Not Charity