sffbookclub meta crowdfund
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'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.
@lapis The Wicked and the Divine
Really anything Kieron Gillen writes seems to be right in the center of my interests, but WicDiv is still my favorite.
I like the way it explores music, mythology, faith, fandom, and religion as facets of the same thing and the ways those can be both uplifting and harmful depending on how they're utilized.
Also the art is fantastic and the characters are a lot of fun.
Green Open Access means I can publish the first submitted draft of my article, but not the peer-reviewed, corrected version (for a period of 2 years).
Now I understand why they asked that atrocious, eyebleeding typesetting standard (Latex not allowed, Times New friggin’ Roman in MS Word, double line spacing, 4cm margins all around). It’s so that I'm ashamed of publishing the first draft without retypesetting the whole thing…
stolen content takedown, req for help
A while back, my wife posted her before/after acne pictures and product discussion to a skincare subreddit. Last night she got a message alerting her to the fact that Shape Magazine stole her pictures and comments—including the details of her medical history that she’d included—and wrote up a monetized article around them.
Needless to say, she’s pissed, but isn’t sure how to go about getting it taken down. Any advice is welcome.
Dream, money, probably anxiety
I'd come into a fortune of billions of pounds (yes, not dollars), but couldn't claim it until all my installment debt was paid off. The specific problem was the payments remaining on my phone.
Also, for some reason, I had to wander the shopping mall until I found the last Toys R Us in Alabama . . .
(Shopping malls are a standard feature of my anxiety dreams.)
[Please RT, if you want!] Hey everyone! Some of you might know I do a video series about board games using Tabletop Simulator. Right now we are looking for new people to play with, ideally to eventually appear in videos, but also primarily just to play games. If you have any interest in playing board games, get in touch!
"Dragon in a cage"
Bisexual man. Kinky, geeky, polyamorous, heavy reader, liberal, new dad, academic.
North Carolina, USA
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