Here's one of my absolute favorite shots, "Momentary", where one had been sailing over the other, before being kicked out of the way mid-air, leaving them with a perfectly hapless expression.
And a bit more recently, this new mother, back in February. It can be a difficult life, out in the wild, not only having to gather nesting for one's newborn (or expected) kits, but also having to evade aggressors..
An early favorite shot, when there was some fortuitously timed snow. (I'd be cursing it a month later, but that's another story) They'd largely stayed inside for a couple days, understandably unimpressed with the turn of the weather, but soon were back to normal. =:)
A couple of my favorite cybernetic TF tales:
Sync, by Kotep:
Excellent first-person perspective of transferring one's consciousness, and accepting one's new self.
Repossessed, by demurePet:
Even more gradual, with a wry sense of humor running through the exchanges between the two parties.
Soft Hardware, by ZatieLunaVulpe:
A fan of an author's writings gets to experience such themselves.
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All of our events are streamed online and free to tune in to, but we're asking people whoa re in work (or who have institutional support to attend conferences and festivals) to please donate to help support our artists.
Covid has hit live music hard and this is an event by and for artists to support our community and showcase the community-building potential and accessibility of music shared via the internet.
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Happy #CoatiMonday! FA/ fmirsokp did this spectacular piece adding color to my toes.
I've admired their style and energetic poses and bold colors for years and am thrilled to have gotten two pieces by them recently.
Also, for how much I like it, you'd think I'd have many pictures of me being painted. (TF and non-TF.) But it's only in the past month that I realized I could commission pictures where I *do* something instead of nervous-smile.
music, synthwave, synthrock, soundcloud link, patreon link
It's #MusicMonday and I just uploaded my new song! Proved to myself that I can still play guitar somewhat haha!
Check it out on SoundCloud!
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on racism and human nature
While ethnic conflict is a common theme of history, it isn't human nature. This is one of those correlation and causation things. Ethnic conflict, "tribalism", "us vs. them", war itself, that sort of stuff, that isn't built into human nature. That's what happens when things have gone wrong. The natural state, the default, human nature is far more amicable.
And paleontology is shedding light on this as well. The Neanderthals were a species of humans who lived lives remarkably like our own, they built tools and boats and were as intelligent as us.
The initial consensus among paleontologists was to assume we wiped them all out, violently, with spears and dogs, because they vanished from the fossil record within 10,000 years of when we came out of Africa. This assumption, that racial differences would have caused fighting and that we killed them all... well, it turns out that's probably not what happened...
3D-Printing Bigger Wind Turbines
Many decades ago, a much younger version of me was in the car with my dad and my brother, cruising down the highway on some errand or another. We were probably all in the front seat, and none of us were wearing seatbelts… https://hackaday.com/2020/07/06/3d-printing-bigger-wind-turbines/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1280146026775695366
Elegant Shoji Lamps from Your 3D Printer
The gorgeous Shoji-style lamps you’re seeing here aren’t made of wood or paper. Beyond the LEDs illuminating them from within, the lamps are completely 3D printed. There aren’t any fasteners or glue holding them … https://hackaday.com/2020/07/06/elegant-shoji-lamps-from-your-3d-printer/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1280055434938855426
Help a trans couple finally fulfill their dreams of living together!
Nick is such a sweet person! Help them out if you can!
ukpol, Starmer, police, The Canary
The Canary offers up an insightful critique of Starmer's bootlicking, pointing out his solid defense of the status quo puts him to the right of some conservative pundits.
Harris/Rice duel for the VP slot
The Hill seems to be of the opinion that Biden's VP selection is down to Kamala Harris and Susan Rice. (I am not taking a position) Their observation that Rice on the ticket would bring out #gop vicious attacks seems pointless, as they will attack any Black Woman democrat https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/505683-susan-rice-sees-stock-rise-in-biden-vp-race
A piece for @starless !!! In which I was given the list of tags to an image and backwards engineered it from there. Came out EXACTLY like the original. Completely. Perfect recreation.
....now I wanna get some tea and take a nap, actually
Dr Gerbasi's furry identity studies; link to participate
I looked up Dr Gerbasi, the author of the "species identity disorder" study at Anthrocon 2007, to see what she's doing these days. She actually has some ongoing studies!
I'm going through and filling out the surveys now. Here's the link if you want to do the same.
I made a album
Acts of Candle and Witchcraft is an electronic album based on my experience with y'all witches and stuff. It's weird and calm and serious and has three songs in 5/4. If you have 21 minutes pls tell me why it's bad.
YT playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLCRyou1KXE_Hi1pNbgLJ2Pa_or8G68BS
A MEGA folder with .ogg's and .caustic sourcefiles:
I'm wanting to plough ahead with Kipo s2, but I keep just reading more of Always Human - it's such a supremely *warm* strip, so full of love. ^_^
code bunny (video & embedded)
probably near London or SF
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