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Eye contact, Cyberpunk, cleavage 

Behold! My cyberpunk novel's commission!

Ladies and gentlemen, the cover for "Pandora Downloaded"!

Congrats to Matt Zeilinger for the hard work.

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Gen-Xer born in ; since kid I was a and liked and , so it was logical I'd eventually discover the genre (, , , , , ...)

Aside from that I've done and ; have gnu/#Linux on my PC and recently I discovered .

Currently a scifi novel about and and it's my life's dream to get it published!

(Also I've been recently exploring my sexuality and it turns out I'm trans :transgender: ; specifically, nonbinary :nonbinary: and probably genderfluid :QueerCat_Genderfluid: ; it's... complicated.

Perhaps another way to explain this is that I have a "femsona" and I feel more comfortable wearing her than my male-self when talking to my close friends.

BTW, I don't know if I'll get to be comfortable with using "she/her", so it's "they/them" for now.)

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I'm Working on a neo-noir novel! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ

Tentative title is "Pandora Downloaded". It's about AIs, androids, a detective with a memory malfunction (brain implants screw you up) and a mysterious murder whose main culprit is a rogue android, in a "Blade Runner meets Ghost in the Shell" style.

Chapter 1 available here:

Donations appreciated πŸ™ , check my profile for details.

The 6 stages of grief, by Edmond Dantes 

1) Denial
2) Anger
3) Bargaining
4) Depression
5) Acceptance
6) Plotting your revenge

begpost, medical, boosts OK 

So my dad's expenses guy to the point of me having a nervous breakdown. Sorry.

Anyway I made a ko-fi goal for this, even tiny donations like $3 will help if enough people do them.

I appreciate it, folks πŸ™ boosts OK :boost_rainbow:

mood, $ 

Well well well, I'm going broke and my country is not available for gofundme. 😩

bills, medical 

The hospital told us we owe them 4100 USD.

And the surgery is not done.

I feel like my life is over 😒

This is the worst day of my life.

Do you wish the Fediverse had its own alternative to Twitch?

There's one called @owncast . It already works as a self-hosted alternative, and is currently testing Fediverse support:

The Fediverse support is only on test accounts at the moment, such as @wesley . You can already follow these test accounts from Mastodon etc and you will see posts in your feed when their streams are live.

Fediverse support will hopefully be on the release version of OwnCast soon 🀞

#OwnCast #Fediverse #FediTips #Twitch #Alternatives #ActivityPub #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Video #LiveStreaming #LiveStream

If you believe in #privacy and understand the dangers of #Google / #Facebook / #Amazon and #GAFAM #surveillance, then you'll understand the importance of #selfhosting. Currently, #Yunohost is one of - if not THE - best option for new hosters, but they need your help. We all need to help them get easier, faster and even better for everyone. They're doing it with no commercial sponsors, so throw them a sheckle or two if you're able:

It helps us all.

Please #boost. Thanks.

Dreams, competition stories, question 

I had a very curious dream. It set in the 19th century, and I was in a competition of sorts, a racer around the world, but mixed with a series of high school level questions πŸ˜… asked by a professor. In the end I won because at the beginning of the competition I had done something irrelevant; like, putting some loose papers back in a box, or something.

After I woke up I realized this kind of plot twist had been used before in fiction.

In Around the World in 80 days, the protagonist wins the bet because they traveled eastward, and gained one day because of time zones.

In "The Incredible Rocky Mountain Race" (1977), the competition requires to gather several items, including an eagle's feather. Near the end, the hero loses his to save his newfound native friend from a certain death. In the end, it turns out the native's name is Eagle's Feather, so he wins the competition.

In Ready Player One, the protagonist gains an opportunity to win the game because he had played an old arcade game from inside the VR world and gained a 1UP coin.

Are there other stories like this?

NausicaΓ€ of the Valley of Wind is the greatest anime Miyazaki never made--and yes I saw the 1984 anime which is only a pale shadow. I'm talking about the full adaptation of the seven-volume manga that only a TV series or possibly a trilogy of movies could have done justice to. Not the feel-good ecological fable of the 1984 adaptation but the bloody, troubling tale of war, ecological destruction, politics, trauma and loss amid the crash between distinct peoples with different ways and goals, and I fully include the insects and slime molds in that.

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The best thing about recovering from a migraine with Excedrinβ„’ is that when you're finally fine at 4:30AM you have a sudden wave of inspiration and start posting creative stuff left and right.

lewdposting, rant 

Damn, I want so much to vent about my fantasies in a safe space without being judged right now 😩

covid, satire 

Employees Urged to Keep Working After T-Virus Exposure Unless They Have Giant Eyeball Growing Out of Their Shoulder

Docker question for the experts out there πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’» 

I'm learning docker through a tutorial and so far I've been successful on downloading and running predefined images.

But according to what I learned, to create an image you need a Dockerhub account. So how do I create it without Dockerhub?

My example will be a hello world Spring REST service.

Any help appreciated!

transphobia, twitter 

A trans activist was stabbed in my country, and the first thing I see is transphobic replies and laughs at the word "transfeminicide".

I hate the world. 🀬

JK Rowling's racism goes viral on twitter 

Well, it took a while, but people on 🐦 finally began to tweet about the god-awful racism in the Harry Potter books that many had ignored or dismissed previously.

(The tweet that started it was this one, AFAIK: )

Basically, her choices for non-white character names.

* The only Jew called Anthony Goldstein
* A black Character named Kingsley Shacklebolt (seriously? 🧐)
* An Asian character named "Cho Chang". No, I'm not fucking kidding.
* The only Irish character named Seamus Finigan (very stereotypical Irish name) - and having him blow things up.

Not to mention the bank goblins or whatever they were.

It's as if she wanted to use the book as an outlet for her racism and wanting to see how much she could get away with.

So these tweets exposing her covert yet blatant bigotry are becoming more popular and I'm feeling both glad but at the same time: How could people not notice this bullshit before!?!?

Cities Aren't Loud: Cars Are Loud

Urban noise is a common problem, and the vast majority of it is created by motor vehicles. Noise is far too often dismissed as a minor nuisance, rather than the legitimate health issue that it is.

#Cities #Cars #Loud #FuckCars #MeLikeCarGoVroomVroom

tfw Mozilla goes in on crypto nonsense, and the original creators of the Firefox browser call them out on their bullshit.

Crowdfunding, ask for help 

I have been trying to work with unemployment for months now. I have finally set up an appointment with them to verify my need for assistance, but its at the end of the month, where I will need to pay rent. I'm also inbetween college semesters and am currently unable to find a safe remote job with the Omicron variant going around.

I just paid rent and I'm running low. Please share, and pitch in to my Paypal, Venmo or Cashapp if you can.

Paypal: (deadname warning):

Venmo: @FarahT

Cashapp: $Underwraps77

I appreciate your help. ❀️

Me: No way I'm going to act as radical on twitter as I'm in here!

Also me: *keeps posting about strikes and communism on every opportunity*

Peer validation makes you extremely overconfident, guys. 😐

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