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1. hello! here's a thread about the tiny squirrels that lived in my window in the winter of 2009. meet our protagonist.

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The Arecibo radio telescope, the largest observatory in the world for 50 years, collapsed today. Here’s a latch-hook rug I made of the message it broadcast in 1974 and the globular cluster that was the target of that message. Rip you big ass telephone

online dudes being weird and bad about sexual assault 

I think it’s the same people that 5 years ago were fixated on the idea that they might get falsely accused of rape

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online dudes being weird and bad about trans people 

I’ve noticed that guys on reddit are obsessed with the idea that trans women hate them for not being attracted to us and like.. where does that even come from lol

We adopted our cat when she was 6 and it drives me up the wall that there are kitten photos of her out there and I’ll never see them

when i used to play kitchen table magic with my friends, instead of rolling to see who goes first, we'd cut to a random part of our deck and whoever revealed a card that made a better band name got to go

Now I’m going thru late 2019 pics and fondly recalling the time I was surveyed on my opinion of Cats after seeing it opening weekend

Speaking of webcomics I still think it’s an absolute joy that the very sweet and very 2000s normcore RealLifeComics is doing daily strips about stuff like adjusting your hrt

self-image + 

Tfw parting your hair in a slightly different place gives you a massive mood boost

The only good new websites are the pure HTML placeholder pages that appear when something goes out of business

Like frys.com/

twitter link, uspol, Illinois pol 

Trust me when I say that it is a surprise and a delight that Mt Greenwood’s rep is lightly trolling 4 trans rights twitter.com/RepMarieNewman/sta

Now imagining an entire set of docs written in an intimate interactive fiction style

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You lift the flap of my tent and enter a dim and richly scented space. “I’ve been expecting you,” I say, smiling enigmatically, then I whip out my laptop and type

dream imagery 

Weird half-remembered dream where everyone with a Y-chromosome became a gambling addict due to an aerosolized retrovirus, and the gambling houses were all based on making incredibly miscellaneous near-term guesses about the behavior of celebrities and chess-players, and then regardless of whether you were correct or not you would receive green or red slips of paper with an IOU for your cash reward, plus a food coupon

Oo I just heard someone say “solutioning” on a call and I do not like it

Boosting this every couple of days until it turns up or someone just full on recreates it based on this brief description

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Trying to remember the name of a 2000s website

- artist who sculpted globes of hypothetical Earths (like what if sea level rose by a mile, what if pangaea never broke up, Mars with water) with attention to wind patterns, tectonics, axial tilt etc
- used these as a jumping off point for trad-media paintings of the wildlife and societies that could exist there
- also documented their own dreams
- a lot of it had a vaguely horny-furry aspect

It was called something like Planetopia??

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