"I thought you would have a hoard of gold," the knight said.
"We sleep on what we treasure," the dragon replied.
"So where is your bed?"
The dragon shrugged, transformed into a cat, and jumped up on the knight's lap. "Here, if I may?"
"You may," he smiled.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Tired: Virtue signalling

Wired: Modulated virtue/vice signalling

Hired: Spread-spectrum multiple-frequency phased-array ethical weirdness signalling

please use the image description tool

i'm begging you

this is a very important and easy thing to do to make mastodon accessible and too many do not use it

Just a Public Service Announcement:

Calling for people to report someone actually doesn’t help moderation; in fact, it makes it harder for us to do our job. Whilst you may have “needed” this behavior on twitter, you don’t need it here.

I really want to learn how to read the astrological weather better but I have no idea how to find good resources for self-teaching. 🤔

I think a lot of people are having a rough day so here is some pictures of kittens

The worst thing ever is when you select something to click and as you're clicking it flips over to the thing you didn't select.

‘But you’re Philip Glass! What are you doing here?’ It was obvious that I was installing his dishwasher and I told him I would soon be finished. ‘But you are an artist,’ he protested. I explained that I was an artist but that I was sometimes a plumber as well and that he should go away and let me finish.”>>

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"Design" as practiced today by computer people tends to be heavily based on the idea of negative space: that good design is what's NOT in a system, and by extension, what is NOT ALLOWED TO BE ADDED to the system by a user.

A "design-heavy" system, then, is inevitably highly restrictive about user actions, lest they "ruin the cool design" by adding their own desired features that "make it messy".

But users WANT control over their own space.

Is there a "design" that empowers users?

tired: "anyone who ____ is a cop" jokes are about undercover cops revealing themselves
wired: "anyone who _____ is a cop" jokes are about how capitalism enlists all of us to discipline and punish the behavior of our peers and ourselves, installing a cop within each person

TIL that Al Worden was on a Mr Rogers special about the Apollo 15 mission, in the name of , and it's wonderful. alworden.com/mrrogers1.htm

Last toot: HOW GLAD I AM that Masto has these content-advisory cut-tags. I would hesitate to post what I just tooted to birdsite.

negativity, internalized transphobia 

"Am I really trans or am I just being difficult?"

pls remember if you are sad and do not like yourself that you are warm and a nice place to sit 💕

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