So in the last couple weeks, I signed up to become a Project Gutenberg proofreader. I've started trying to read a newspaper article a day in French to increase my fluency. I am putting together plans for an art blog page. I started reading Rumi. I have started learning a little Scottish Gaelic.
People: So what have you been up to lately?
Me: Uh.... *draws a blank* not much.
I went to college for Art & Graphic Design. It was the first time I was completely surrounded by other creative oddballs and felt like I belonged somewhere.
A long time passed in the regular world where I didn't feel like that anymore.
Then I found out about Mastodon and this instance in particular.
Even though I don't post art as often as I post randomness, this is the first time in years I've had that feeling again.
Thank you all for being yourselves.
I listened to a recent episode of CBC's "Ideas" that completely blew my mind. 🤯 It's about art and its convoluted function as subcultural communication, and its historic similarities and differences to science.
I have recently been reminded of the greatest Wikipedia edit in history.
The Latin name for ferret (Mustela putorius furo) means ‘stinky thieving weasel’ (mustela is ‘weasel’; putorius is from putor ‘musky odour’; furo is from furonem ‘thief’). https://t.co/tckdQScMor
Housebound advice from a long-term housebound person, boosts ok
I'm going to post a long thread on how to cope better if you're stuck indoors at the moment. I've been housebound by disability for a long while now, and sporadically housebound due to depression and agoraphobia before that. These are things that have improved how I deal with that. This is not gonna make houseboundness painless for you but it might help you cope. Disabled comrades are welcome to share their own advice to this thread.
It is extremely important that you all look at this red panda negotiating a snowy branch
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