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"Who sent you?"
The intruder froze.
"You haven't come to seek gold or glory for yourself," the dragon said.
It was a short, sad, familiar story.
"Do you want to stay," the dragon asked, "with the others?"
"Others?"
The dragon called for his adopted children.
"I hoard family."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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article about gifted kid burnout 

medium.com/mindsets/gifted-kid

oh.

my.

fucking.

god.

"Research done by Professor Carol Dweck (author of Mindsets: The New Psychology of Success) shows that giving kids positive labels such as “gifted”, “talented”, or “smart” in their formative years pushes them into what she calls a “fixed mindset”: believing that qualities are “set in stone”, “fearing challenge and devaluing effort” — with a fixed mindset, people “[don’t] want to do anything that could expose their flaws and call into question their talent”."

😭

it me

or was me, for the longest time

and kinda still is, but i'm trying to shake it off

hey y'all, come participate in the International™Asynchronous Rock Paper Scissors™ Tournament™ 2021™!™ ikatokai.com/iarpst2021

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Hey! We're running a game jam on Itch that focuses on making an audio game. Audio games are games that are played completely by ear and don't have eyes as a minimum requirement! I'd absolutely love for you to join and give it a try!
And if you know someone that might find this interesting, maybe tell them? <3
We start on April 9th, and submissions close on April 26th.
More info here: itch.io/jam/no-video-jam-2

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subtoot that is also a doodle 

neurons activated

i made a random neopronoun generator because why not 

perchance.org/c1dtrw6d89

my favorites so far are unfortunately mostly jokes

  • they/them/their/theirs/themselves
  • she/shem/sher/shers/shemself
  • mye/myer/myer/myers/myerself
  • dee/dem/deer/deers/deerself (deers good)
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UK PEOPLE CHANGING NAMES

you do NOT need a "proper" deed poll to change your name. you can do it online for free, just print it off & do all the signing stuff

if ANYONE give you shit, they can not. this is legal & perfectly fine

SO ANYONE IN UK WANNA CHANGE NAME, GO HERE

freedeedpoll.org.uk

#namechange #trans #LGBTQIA #change #beingme

sexual abuse mention mention 

today in Very Fun Things: the only definition of valid (in an identity context) that i could find so far is on urban dictionary in 6th place, and is accompanied by a multi-paragraph fictional scenario involving the words anal rape being said

the definition itself is tame and good though

Used when you're making a statement about how someone's personality, character, or entire existence, is 100% normal and should be seen/accepted as a good thing.

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:BoostOK: "KMonad is an advanced tool that lets you infinitely customize and extend the functionalities of almost any keyboard [and] offers advanced customization features such as layers, multi-tap, tap-hold, and much more."

Which sounds awesome, however;

"The core maintainer is currently chronically (but not terminally) ill, and is unable to give KMonad the attention it deserves. We are currently looking for maintainers. Please see this issue for more information."

github.com/david-janssen/kmona

Looks like there's already some traction, but if you know you some Haskell and love keyboard wizardry (and somehow aren't already aware of this!) then you might wanna take a a look.

Boosts appreciated.

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"But Sierra, how DO you trick AI training algorithms and sabotage surveillance capitalism?"

It's easy! all you need is a pen and paper

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what's that one website where 

one makes an account and sets tags for oneself like otherkin and neurodivergent and likes long walks on the beach, then sets what tags one's looking for and then gets a list of people to talk to
specifically looking for it because it had an advanced pronoun system where one can set multiple sets to be used at random and i wanted to share that elsewhere because i think it's cool

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@diane_a@pluspora.com:
❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE

• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
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"Years ago some journalist described the Icelandic banking crisis this way: imagine you have a dog and I have a dog and I agree your dog is worth a billion dollars and you agree my dog is worth a billion dollars, so we trade dogs and then announce that our combined worth is now two billion dollars. Bitcoin is like that, only the dogs don't exist."

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