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*ahem*

if you can see the nest it came from, put it back
if it's safe for you to do so, put it back
if it's a baby bird you found
lying helpless on the ground
the best thing that you can do is PUT IT BACK!!

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if you wanna follow this tooter
you gotta send a dm
reqs from unannounced strangers
go right in the bin

if you wanna follow this tooter
you have got to read
it's the capslock in my handle
a DM's all I need!!

(unless I'm already following you, in which case I'll auto-accept)

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"badly explain your fursona"

um... look, the *accurate* explanation is "post-ego-collapse refugee dinosaur from an alternate dimension, who used to be a Martian paleontologist," so

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account note: if I boost a toot that has a picture or gif that isn't captioned, I *pledge* to immediately follow it up with a non-@ reply describing the image.

also: if you can, please, PLEASE caption the images and gifs you post? if you can't, it's okay, but if you can, please do.

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oh is it time again already?

* furry-adjacent saurian/dragonkin
* bitey, with feathers
* green hair
* (they/them or zie/zir)
* currently ace/aro
* historically
* intermittent mostly of
* lifelong depressive disorder, currently mostly in remission
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* occasionally posts about "woo-stuff" (magic/spirituality/weirdness)
* frequently posts about wildlife (birds, coyotes, squirrels)
* 2 adorable
* 1 adorable

the reason why *anything* is shitty today has the same, simple answer: so an already obscenely rich person can get even richer.

* health insurance
* health care systems
* incarceration system
* reduction of consumer protections
* environmental degradation
* erosion of political protections
* erosion of social safety network
* public transportation
* communication networks
* suppression of LGBT
* suppression of education
* suppression of free speech
* increased power of fascists
* increased violence and bigotry

the list goes on and on and on, indefinitely. once you scratch the surface it *all* comes down to OBSCENELY RICH PEOPLE GETTING RICHER. that's it. it's not your neighbors, or "those people" (unless "those people" are billionaires) or "humans." there is a tiny, *tiny* fraction of people who are ruining the world so they can sit on ever-increasing piles of money. that's it. everyone else in the world is either a willing shill for them, or a victim. (arguably the shills are also victims)

and we have to either wake up from this nightmare and take the awful steps necessary to actually fix this problem, or we're going to find out what an "extinction event" is like from the inside.

for full disclosure, we have one cat that does the nose-wiggle sniff, and one cat that doesn't. XD

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if you have a cat, do they do that thing where their whole nose wiggles when they sniff something, or does their nose stay still?

sometimes writing feels almost effortless, words flowing steadily, line by line constructing the concepts I want to get across.

other times it feels like gnawing at my own brain, worrying scraps of ideas and trying to piece together fragments into something at least semi-coherent that I can pore over and over in an attempt to push it into something that vaguely resembles the concepts I want to get across.

currently, I'm in the second mode. :P

my answer (which I can't give because it won't let me vote in my own poll) is "I will quit reading on the second-to-last page," and I actually *did* that once, I was so bored and frustrated with the book that I just did not care enough to finish the *last page*. I have no sunk cost sense when it comes to books, tbh. :P

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when reading a book that you're finding is annoying you, how much of it do you have to have read already to be willing to force yourself to finish reading it, even though you know you're not enjoying it? (that's a kind of convoluted question but I hope it's coming across okay, if you don't understand please ask in comments/read current comments before voting and I'll try to explain better!)
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north seattle coffee shop for writing in recommendations requested :boost_requested:​ 

I went to the Lyon's Den in Bothell to get some writing done outside the house for the first time in forever, only to find out that it's gone. :( an ideal writing place would be:
* open morning/afternoons
* not too busy/crowded
* amenable to having somebody sit with a laptop and take up a table for an hour or two of writing (will drink a beverage or two)
* large enough for someone to sit with a laptop and take up a table
* somewhere around Shoreline, no further south than Northgate
* not too noisy

fantastic bonuses:
* good gluten-free selection
* not a Starbux

I'll check out any suggestions y'all have, and thanks in advance! 💚

current sticking point: there's a bit of information I *must* convey within the next two or three scenes, but I can't figure out how to introduce it naturally. one downside of writing episodically, instead of hammering out a complete draft and then going back for edits.

a scene went in a slightly different direction than anticipated, which knocks the outline slightly askew. I was debating whether to adjust the scene to fit the outline or the outline to fit the scene, when I realized that keeping the scene as is can be directly referenced in a planned later scene, so! the outline doesn't have to be adjusted much, fortunately.

writing stuff, some complaining 

was inspired to write a very short, single-scene 500-ish-word story as a warmup, then 700+ words on the chapter currently in progress. I find myself *very much* wanting to take my laptop to a cafe to write, but 1. going to a Food Place is fraught 1.a. I could go to one with a place to sit outside, but it's getting into the hot season and I hate hot and sun 2. my laptop is basically a glorified brick; it technically works, but only veeerrrryyyyyy sloooowwwwlly, and I can't figure out what the hell is wrong with it. hm... I think I've taken all the data I want to keep off it, maybe I'll try scrubbing it out, see if that helps. that doesn't solve the problem of impending 80+ degree weather and sun, of course, or of trying to avoid exciting new viral strains... LE FRICKIN SIGH

tbh it's going pretty well, I'm just at the point where I'm not sure if this chapter is actually done or if it needs a little more and if it does then how much? which means I should probably stop and do something else for a while. :P

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broke up that huge paragraph from yesterday, I think it flows much better now.

and enjoying getting back into the flow! productive so far, though I'm not sure how many more words I have in me today.

right--got the next bit outlined, should take me through the next two or three chapters, which gets me to--if I'm counting correctly the third-to-last scene location for TMWB. it's nice/weird to be able to see the end from here! now starting to fill in the word-details on chapter... uuuuuh. 46, I believe. (look they're very short chapters)

if you're going to a protest, leave your phone *clap clap*
if you're going to a protest, leave your phone *clap clap*
if you're doing something mad
and the consequences, bad
and you're going to a protest, leave your phone *clap clap*

so has the Democratic Party of America officially taken "The Do-Nothing Party" as their slogan, or do we need to apply it by force?

gun violence, death, minors, USPOL, TX 

*points to CW* :| headline I'm seeing on Birdsite: "At least 14 children dead and multiple injuries reported after shooting at Texas elementary school." this seems to be happening *right now*, so the facts may change quickly. again, please *please* be careful, take care of yourself and curate your news feed. 💚

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***CURRENT UNITED STATES NEWS ALERT CAUTION--PLEASE BE CAREFUL!***

I won't say what it's about but there's a big news story I saw headlined on birdsite that *will* be getting a lot of attention, it's Quite Bad, *please* be *careful* with your media intakes today (5/24/22)! if you want to know what it's about, I will be posting a reply to this with a CW, but... the CW itself is bad. if you're feeling at all emotionally fragile, this might be a very good day to take a break from *all* social media, or be very *very* careful with where you go and what you read! 💚

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thought of a thing that made me curious while out and about today. the next time you're out and about, look for a fire hydrant, then look to see if there's a blue reflector in the street nearby.

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