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Arguing from a dictionary 

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Quasi-realism is a framework for thinking about morality 

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Got close and more personal with one of the Smooth-coated Otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) at the Pandan river, Singapore, today. It swam up to the shore only a few metres away and gave me a curious look.

#iNaturalist #Nature #Mammals #Otters #Photography #Mammalia

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/3 ]

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My understanding is that waluigi was just normal lanky guy who had no idea who Luigi was, met wario at a bar or something, and when wario said “this is what I’m into, if we’re going to get involved with each other I want you to be part of it” and then waluigi had to construct a whole wasona

Fediverse pronounciation guide for a random selection of common terms 

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The greatest grift the privileged ever ran was convincing everybody that "Anarchy" was another word for "Chaos", and not an ideology based in the dismantling of hierarchy to be replaced with a system founded in equity. It’s almost like a small albeit powerful group of ppl´s privilege and influence depends on a strict pecking order they’d do literally anything to maintain :blobcatglaredrink: . Almost :TDR: :TDR: :TDR: .

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Tired: ironic moustaches

Wired: sincere and wholesome moustaches

Inspired: Tom-of-Finland sex-cop in a moustache who just wants you to succeed in your goals and be happy

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Some of the people giving image-description advice seem to be visually impaired people who use screenreaders and some seem to be techbros. I hope people are paying attention to who's saying what.

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omg

I am catching up with all my misspent youth this week

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people getting mad at me for speaking on the truth about Brasil and it burning for beef with their mouths FULL of cow corpse matter

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2 of 3 backyard furrigators to distract you from frustration 🐊
vimeo.com/355253404

Advice 

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I'd like to take a moment of your timeline to ask folks to use CamelCase in your tags. I didn't know until I came to masto that this helps people who use screen readers parse them as words rather than jumbles of characters. When there are multiple words mashed together in a tag, try capitalising each one, for instance #CommissionMe #CallForArt #LookingForArtist

you can go to an online screen reader site like this one to check out the difference it makes: ttsreader.com #accessibility

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The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

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Tom of Finland art on official Finnish stamps 

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The latest Storybundle
is The Warp Speed Ahead Adventure SF Bundle, curated by Kevin J. Anderson.

A huge bundle of 14 DRM-free science fiction e-books.

I'm particularly interested in The Refugee by C.A. Hartman and Blue Sky Tomorrows by L.J. Hachmeister. They look awesome!

#books #ebooks #drmfree

Each book in multiple formats for all your devices.

storybundle.com/scifi

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the biggest threat to you isn't ever gonna be the person you see as your enemy. it's the motherfucker standing next to you selling you a lie

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Opinions on academic research on social media; Strong language; Caps 

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