sffbookclub meta crowdfund Show more
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.
Raven Tower has great world building and narration, but the plot seemed a bit underdeveloped.
I'm still very happy to have read it, though – a fantasy book from the perspective of a deity is very Ann Leckie, who continues to be amazing at writing non-human characters, and letting her readers fill in all the human characters from clues the non-human protagonist/narrator doesn't quite understand. A good concept, and it translates very well from scifi to fantasy. #amReading #ravenTower
call for art, comic, poetry & story submissions (boosts welcome) Show more
I edit the digital anthology "WEREWOLVES VERSUS" (http://werewolvesversus.com/) and I'm looking for art, comic, poetry & stories for the upcoming 7th issue, "The Circus"! 🤡🎪🌕☠️🐺
If you'd like to submit your original work for consideration, I'd love to see it! Published entries will earn a small royalty. Deadline is May 15th. Details are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1utHLcZ42KdAdl1kSWamcC--UOAa2AlKJmCwnCZPhqYw/
@gannet Just checking in--haven't seen you around in awhile. Hope everything's ok.
best books of 2018 list, NYT Show more
The 10 Best Books of 2018
The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.
Hey, people of Mastodon! One of my friends just failed a class (after working her ass off to pass it). She's feeling pretty low, and wondering what's going to be open to her now. I've reassured her that failure is not the end of the world, because I failed, but I'm not sure she believes me.
If you've ever failed at something, big or small, only to succeed later, would you mind sharing your story? I want to show her it's okay.
Boosts welcomed. Thank you!
Lewd, but only because I mention it Show more
Jalan's fortune cookie: "Delay is the deadliest form of denial."
Hi you should all understand how excited I am about this:
"The character creator, which players get to use twice – once at the start to define your human aspects and then a second time later in the game to flesh out your vampire – goes way beyond basic male and female models. Body type, gender pronouns, employment history and fashion can all be toyed with for a very modular build."
SEPARATELY DEFINING BODY TYPE AND PRONOUNS, Y'ALL
@zigg Happy birthday, my friend!
Voting is open for the Fediverse #SFFBookclub April selection.
Vote for as many as you like. Books that get at least 3 votes but don't win will come back in future polls.
The poll will be open through the 31st.
As always, we have funds to help people access the book if they need assistance.
DS9 dialogue Show more
Kira: Do you have a better idea??
Dax: [calmly] I’m the science officer. It’s my job to have a better idea.
Oh, right! I promised a coworker I would ask around.
If anyone is looking for a cat and you live in the #NoVA area, she knows of a 9-year-old kitty whose owner just entered hospice who needs a home. It would need to be an only cat, that's the only caveat (cat-veat?).
I don't have pictures, but I'm sure I can get some. #cats