Mastodon, can we play a game?

You describe an animal badly, and I draw exactly what you described.

(Do not tell me what the animal is. I will not try to guess. Please tell me AFTER I finish the drawing.)

Attached is a blue whale as my 6yo son described it. Want more? Reply with a description of your own!

Please boost!

Paediatric study on fictional violence Show more

Epilogue: it would seem that I left my kitchen roll in the store too :/

The , in the UK:
- Puts Google's & Adobe's user tracking Javascript code on all their web pages;
- Students & staff cannot opt out;
- The latest versions of Moodle have & an API built in, making Google & Adobe tracking unnecessary;
- There are good FOSS alternatives available, which integrate well with the OU's LMS' & CMS', & are well within the OU's IT capabilities.

I think the can set a better example.

do you ever just find yourself thinking about Winona Ryder like

I went food shopping while hungry and after a beer. I made some bad decisions.

US Politics - Show more

Sexuality Theory Show more

i have no gf... on my BIRTHDAY.... this is so sad can i get some boosts

Me, going to gym for 1st time in a fortnight:

- Forgets to buy new gloves
- Forgets trousers
- Forgets shoes
- Forgets water bottle
- Forgets towel (way too late to go back for this one)
- Forgets to take spiky necklace off

Guardian US writers challenge Guardian UK transphobia Show more

i can't believe toby fox added me to deltarune! can i get some boosts for this epic gamer moment on my birthday?

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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