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The Aetherships font is now live, so you can build flying ships just by typing them out.

Sails and blimps and propellors, magic thrusters, hulls pieces, undercarriages and components aplenty!


Today has been a total nothing at work, and those nearly always just drag!

if you were wondering what happens when (doesn't allow the letter E) meets (only allows the letter E):

There are also four short story collections - "Tales of the Apt" - that I haven't read, yet.

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In my (hahahaha) spare time, I'm working on converting Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt series ( to tabletop, and I am hugely frustrated that none of my local players are excited (or, really, even interested) in the books despite the fact that they're all hardcore sf/f readers.

I'm pleased to note that even, my Mastodon server where the only letter you are allowed to post is "e", has seen increased activity in the last few days.

Thanks Eeeeelon!

Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

It has been stupidly busy at work today. Just ... ugh. Cannot make any headway on anything that needs doing.

Shipped two very full pallets out today and are prepping two more for tomorrow.

I think something is wrong with the shipping dimensions for this TV ...

According to Reuters, it's less-and-less likely that Musk will actually be buying Twitter.

That said: I sure hope that all the new (and newly active) faces I'm seeing here stick around, because I do love the community here.

Let's try a gaming opinion post, just to see how it flies here:


If you permanently stop asking "Is this a roleplaying game?", declare that literally every game in which you roleplay at all, however tenously, is one, and then instead ask "What tradition(s) of roleplaying games is this part of?"...

You can then accept that House and Cops & Robbers are Roleplaying Games in the children's tradition. And so on.

And then: Things open up quite nicely.

I suspect that all of the games I'm currently playing are going to be on at least a brief hiatus due to the loss of a player (not from death - he's moving to New Mexico).

I guess that gives me more time to knuckle down and make some progress on some personal design projects (that I won't be able to sell because they use other folks' IP).

Brainmeats are better than yesterday. Still lost Wordle, only got one on Quordle. Missed 12 of 64dle. Made Waffle. Got Globle in 10. Managed all three crossword puzzles in under half an hour (not that the USA Today puzzle is really worth mentioning - something about that puzzle is just reliably bad, and I can't put my finger on what it is).

listen, i'm glad everyone is here/back but platform metacommentary alone won't be enough to make this stick. you need to start posting inane nonsense

what did you eat today. did you see any cool bugs

A few years ago I made this flow chart of which Mastodon posts end up in which timelines!

So, you can see how each instance will have a different local timeline, and even a slightly different federated timeline - and you can see why the federated timeline moves so much faster than the local one, too.

This is why it's important to boost good posts and use hashtags - the fediverse is fragmented and harder to search by nature.

[ #mastodon #meta #tootorial #howto #mastopedia #mastotip ]

I also overachieve. I currently have THREE ADHD hyperfoci, and I usually have at least that many running.

Right now, it's running a Blood Bowl league, getting caught up on Battletech, and trying to figure out how best to force Adrian Tchaikovsky's "Shadows of the Apt" series into a form that can be brought to my tabletop (with players who ... aren't interested in the setting ... ).

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I should probably do a re- for the new folks who don't know me.

I'm Eric. I do sarcasm and gaming. I'm responsible for the Kicksnarker community that was on G+ and is now ... distributed.

I have untreated ADHD, anxiety, and depression. And I keep telling my wife that I'll get help. Some day. I promise. Soon.

But it means I have two dozen half-started projects on my computer, none of which are likely to ever see the light of day.

Suddenly, after a bit here, I'm having people who I remember from G+ appear and follow me here.

It's a good feeling to know folks find me worth seeking out.

Another exodus?

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* Masto supports image captioning which not only benefits the blind but also just helps generally because sometimes not everything is obvious.
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* Be gay, do crime.
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One of the new folks here called it "The Muskodus" and yeah, sure.

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