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Protip: If you're an and/or art appreciator who is missing the app-that-must-not-be-named, that 'media' tab on profiles sure is nice. 😉 This is honestly a reminder for myself as well. 😂 It's really handy to be able to get a bird's eye view of what kind of art a person has posted so far without having to break your thumb scrolling through their page! 💖

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I guess I bring it up because... I'm curious if anyone else has been thinking about this. And also, I've noticed some folks boosting their own posts, and in the case of one artist I follow, it actually resulted in me seeing pieces of theirs that I hadn't yet, even though they were posts that I should have seen, since I follow them. So I guess that's an okay strategy??

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Right now it's not a big deal because I don't follow that many people, so my feed is easy to scroll through. I can scroll for maybe 10 minutes and get caught up to the last time I logged in. But if Mastodon continues to grow (which I think would be a good thing?) it will be harder and harder to keep up with content and people I follow... and then you just end up with a different flavor of endless scroll.

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So what happens to that content that I'm not online to see when it's posted? What about people that follow me but are in drastically different time zones but would like my content if they saw it? IDK for some content it's not a big deal, but I'm mostly on social media to engage with other artists and view their work. So it's a bummer to me that an artist I like could be posting and I have no idea. :/

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So obviously chronological feed is better than an algorithmic feed (especially the way insta is now, where you have to pay to get your content in front of people, and if the people you follow don't post the way insta wants, you'll never see their content). But also purely chronological easily results in missed content too, because you can't (and shouldn't) monitor your feed 24/7.

I honest to god did not realize how many birds I had painted over the years until I put them all together like this. 😂

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So I'm having the hardest time finding creative energy to paint, do you have any tips for artists block?

I'd love some small easy creative tasks so I can get back into the groove of things without too much pressure.
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"The race for a COVID-19 vaccine wasn’t about humanity. It’s about imperialism" — @AkankshaMSingh@twitter.com

Article: theglobeandmail.com/opinion/ar

Image: Countries supporting✅ and rejecting ❌ the proposal to share vaccine and treatment technology with everyone. (msfaccess.org)

If it's true that methane is a much larger problem than CO2, then we might be able to buy ourselves a lot of time through strict control of methane.

Since methane lasts just around a decade, we would be able to eliminate it in a reasonable time frame, unlike CO2, which is "locked in" for thousands of years already.

That said, I assume this has been well studied. Does anybody know more about this specific topic?

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short story rec 

i’ve been crying over this post for a while now. it’s brilliantly told, bittersweet little sci-fi piece about ‚the last contact‘

elidyce.tumblr.com/post/631859

donation help, boosts very much appreciated 

hey gang. my dearest friend luna is still really in a bad place, and needs money for things like "food" and "being able to live somewhere"

she's a biracial transgirl in a really tough spot. I realize not everyone can donate but please, boost if you can.

her PayPal is

paypal.me/AuriJ

Mutual aid request, need large sum, boost 🆗 

So I owe a bunch of money now that's gonna be really hard to lose because I'm still unemployed and it's still not safe for me to go to work. My husband's tax return is covering most of it but I'm still out around $600. Feeling super hopeless right now, this sucks.

So if you have some extra cash from your $600 or won the lottery or some shit I'm here

$xenocat
Venmo xenocat
Paypal rhyspass@gmail.com

#mutualaid #stimulus #broketrans #unemployed

People calling Zagreus "Hades" has the same vibe as calling Link "Zelda"

The internet is great until you have an intense interest is something old and obscure. I can Google and get the Wikipedia summary, but good luck finding a book about her (that is in English and not out of print). Same with some of the interesting looking books about the art movement. Good lord I don't want to spend $50-$100 on a book! But it's the kind of subject where those old books are the only way to learn more about it. 😭

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